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Minnesota Duluth goaltender Kayla Black kept Bemidji State off the scoreboard until the final 13 seconds Saturday as the Bulldogs clinched a home-ice spot in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's playoffs with a 2-1 victory over host Bemidji State. Freshman Ashleigh Brykaliuk, who scored two goals in Friday's 5-3 win, netted her 10th of the season to break a scoreless standoff with 2:01 remaining in the second period. Junior Zoe Hickel made it 2-0 with a power-play goal -- also her 10th of the season -- 11:17 into the third period.
A 28-year-old Cloquet man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds following a stabbing early Sunday outside a Cloquet bar. A police officer came upon a fight on the east side of the The Jack, 1016 Cloquet Ave., at about 2 a.m. A male suspect, who was seen holding a knife, fled the scene on foot, according to a report from the Cloquet Police Department. The suspect, a 37-year-old Sawyer man whose name was not released, was apprehended without incident a short while later. He is being held at the Carlton County Law Enforcement Center pending formal charges.
The Northland saw anywhere between a dusting and a foot of new snow from Friday evening through Saturday, adding to already-mountainous snow piles and causing travel headaches across the region. Meanwhile, temperatures will tumble into the teens and 20s below zero tonight and Sunday morning, with wind chills in the 30s below zero. A wind chill advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Sunday for Northeastern Minnesota. A band of lake-effect snow parked itself over parts of Superior late Friday into Saturday.
Offensive and defensive linemen don't get a lot of love. They're respected, valued and -- for the really good ones -- even lauded, but when the superlatives start flying and the awards start flowing, they become football's forgotten class, perpetually relegated to the background. After all, it's easy to overlook the blue-collar big guys. If an offensive lineman does his job well, he goes unnoticed.
All Duluth public, private, parochial and charter schools are closed Tuesday, Dec. 3, because of the heavy snow falling in the Northland. The Lake Superior school district, which includes Two Harbors and Silver Bay, also is closed today, along with Proctor schools, Hermantown schools and the Cook County school district. Cloquet, Esko and Wrenshall schools are operating on a two-hour delay Tuesday. The College of St. Scholastica will open at 10 a.m. Click on the link with this story for additional Northland school and event closings and delays.
A winter storm is forecast to bring several rounds of snow to the Northland from Monday through Wednesday, with total snowfall in excess of 10 inches possible for some parts of the region. The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a winter weather advisory from noon Monday through 6 p.m. Wednesday for all of Northeastern Minnesota and Douglas and Burnett counties in Northwestern Wisconsin. An advisory is in effect for the rest of Northwestern Wisconsin from 6 p.m. Monday through 6 a.m.
An alleged home invasion near Sandstone early this morning led to the death of one of the intruders, the Pine County Sheriff's Office reported. Deputies were called to a residence on Fox Road west of Sandstone at 2:38 a.m. on a report of a shooting. A man described by police as "elderly" told deputies that two men entered his home in a robbery attempt. The man said at least one of the men had a gun. He said he was able to find his own gun and shot and killed one of the intruders. The other man fled on foot, and a search ensued with the assistance of Minnesota State Patrol helicopter.
A passenger in a car traveling north on Interstate 35 in Carlton County was seriously injured Wednesday morning when the 2000 Subaru Forester hit a deer. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the deer was forced into the car through the windshield, causing serious injuries to 20-year-old passenger Muhammad Bajwa. The driver, Alison Price-Newman, 46, of Burnsville, Minn., had minor injuries. The accident was reported at 10:45 a.m. and occurred just south of the Minnesota Highway 210 exit. The crash is a reminder that deer are on the move this time of year.
A Cloquet man escaped injury after a train collided with his pickup. No one was hurt in the accident that happened near the intersection of Central Hall Road and Highway 210 in Sawyer Township just after 4:30 p.m.
Snow showers, possibly mixed with rain and sleet at times, will continue to move across much of the Northland this afternoon - and may add up to several inches of accumulation by Saturday morning. The best chance for accumulating snow will be over the Minnesota Arrowhead - particularly in Cook County - away from Lake Superior, where snow totals may reach 2 to 5 inches. A winter weather advisory is in effect for those areas until 6 a.m. Saturday. Elsewhere in northeastern Minnesota, mainly north of U.S.