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The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced details of its 2013 state highway construction program today. Included in the list are 34 new or continued projects in District 1, which covers Northeastern Minnesota. "This will be another big year for road construction in Northeastern Minnesota," District 1 Engineer Duane Hill said.
The former Willow River city clerk will make her first court appearance next week on a charge that she stole more than $167,000 from the city to support a gambling problem. Mary Angela Leonard, 56, was charged earlier this month with a single felony count of theft by swindle. According to court documents, the swindle was discovered after Northview Bank informed the city Aug. 13 that Leonard was cashing multiple city checks written to her. City Council member Tom Jensen reviewed bank records for 2007 through 2012.
Their song was "It Had to be You," and it was aptly symbolic for the seven decades Superior Central High School sweethearts Mary Lou Pouti and Maynard Peterson spent together. They were certain of their love through war and 65 years of marriage.
A school bus driver from Mahtowa pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of child endangerment that was filed after a 3-year-old boy was left alone on his bus for three hours with temperatures hovering around zero. Thomas Mitchell Soderholm, 53, is accused of endangering Ty Stiffarm on Jan.
A late-winter storm still is on track to affect the Northland starting late tonight and lasting through Monday night. The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for the region for the potential of a half-foot of snow or more in some areas.
BOYS BASKETBALL MINNESOTA SECTION 7AAAA Friday's Championship At North Branch Andover (9-19) vs. Forest Lake (12-16), 7 p.m. SECTION 7AAA Wednesday's Semifinal Results At Duluth Denfeld Cloquet 69, Hermantown 68, 2OT Grand Rapids 59, Chisago Lakes Area 57, OT Friday's Championship At Duluth Denfeld Cloquet (19-9) vs. Grand Rapids (19-9), 7 p.m. (WKLK-FM 96.5) SECTION 7AA Today's Semifinals At Romano Gym Virginia (22-6) vs. Esko (24-4), 6 p.m.
Phones and communications are down this afternoon at Churchill Elementary School in Cloquet, according to Superintendent Ken Scarbrough. Anyone needing to call Churchill may contact the district office at (218) 879-6721.
BOYS BASKETBALL MINNESOTA SECTION 7AAAA Monday's Semifinal Results At North Branch Andover 76, St. Francis 58 Forest Lake 62, Duluth East 37 Friday's Championship At North Branch Andover (9-19) vs. Forest Lake (12-16), 7 p.m. SECTION 7AAA Wednesday's Semifinals At Duluth Denfeld Hermantown (24-3) vs. Cloquet (18-9), 6 p.m. (WKLK-FM 96.5) Chisago Lakes Area (11-16) vs. Grand Rapids (18-9), 7:45 p.m. Friday's Championship At Duluth Denfeld Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.
A 24-year-old Carlton man is in custody after allegedly robbing a Carlton liquor store at knifepoint on Saturday night. A clerk at Tall Pines Liquor reported being robbed at knifepoint by a man at 9:58 p.m. Saturday night, according to a news release issued by the Carlton County Sheriff's Office. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed sum of cash. Deputies responded and arrested the suspect at a local residence without incident after a brief investigation.
BOYS BASKETBALL MINNESOTA SECTION 7AAAA Today's Semifinals At North Branch Andover (8-19) vs. St. Francis (17-9), 6 p.m. Forest Lake (11-16) vs. Duluth East (15-12), 8 p.m. Friday's Championship At North Branch Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. SECTION 7AAA Wednesday's Semifinals At Duluth Denfeld Hermantown (24-3) vs. Cloquet (18-9), 6 p.m. Chisago Lakes Area (11-16) vs.