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She ended up "leapfrogging" with four or five racers who had a similar pace to her and they got to know each other. They were people she'd not likely meet otherwise, but during the race, they'd find themselves riding side by side through miserable weather and great scenery while learning about each other's lives, she said. "You pull each other through these miserable things where you're not even trying to be there for somebody, but you just are. The friendships that come out of it are so inspiring," she said. "We're just normal people doing this extraordinary thing."
Flooding caused washouts and road closures in Carlton County on Sunday as a series of storms brought heavy rainfall across the area over the weekend.
> Isabelle and Abby Huber and Mary Catherine Jarman, all of Lake Nebagamon, and Hailey and Abby Monroe of Hawthorne were among the first girls in the Northland to join Cub Scouts on Tuesday, the first day girls could officially become part of the organization.
The park's water line was damaged in October, leaving it without running water. But it's not the only repair needed at the park — the shower-and-restroom building is too small for the 83-site campground, the Oldenburg Point picnic shelter's deteriorating roof has shingles falling off and the Oldenburg Point restroom building still hasn't been restored since the 2012 flood.
Handing out the Narcan kits is something that Diver began doing after she was given kits at the Tribal Opioid Summit in Mahnomen, Minn. "One of the houses that we went to, one of the guys actually reached out and said that he had four people that he had to give Narcan to. I asked him if he needed more and he was like, 'Yes, please.' It kind of sucks," she said.
The Line 3 replacement pipeline would carry 760,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to the Enbridge terminal in Superior. The replacement pipeline's route differs from the original Line 3 between Clearwater and Superior, and it does not cross established reservations. It does, however, cross ceded treaty lands and wild rice beds.
Traveling to the Twin Ports VA Clinic to see a doctor can be difficult for veterans living in rural Carlton County, county Veterans Service Officer Duane Brownie told U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Problems with the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to use private health care if they live more than 40 miles from a VA clinic, and issues with funding and benefits for the National Guard and Reserves were among the issues that Klobuchar heard about during a panel discussion Saturday. About 70 people attended the discussion at VFW Post 3979 in Cloquet.
Authorities have identified the driver who died when his semi truck crashed into the St. Louis River amid snowy conditions early Friday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Christopher Michael Lucia, 44, of Duluth was killed when his truck crashed at about 4:41 a.m. Friday after sliding off the northbound lane of I-35 and into the St. Louis River at Scanlon just before the bridge over the river.