Adelle Whitefoot is a Michigan native who moved to Minnesota in Sept. 2014 when she started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich., in 2012 with a bachelor's in English writing and has been a professional photographer since 2011. Whitefoot is the night general assignments reporter for the Duluth News Tribune.
- Member for
- 4 years 1 month
One man is dead and police are looking for a suspect after an early morning shooting Saturday in downtown Duluth. Duluth police responded to the 100 block of West First Street at 12:55 a.m. to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a man with a gunshot wound. The 31-year-old man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The shooting does not appear to be random and the parties appear to be known to each other, police said.
Cleveland-Cliffs filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, its commissioner Tom Landwehr and Mesabi Metallics over permits to mine at a site near Nashwauk. In the lawsuit, Cliffs is challenging the DNR's refusal to modify Mesabi Metallics' mining permits and prohibit them from conducting mining operations on properties owned or controlled by Cliffs.
When I found out I was pregnant about seven months ago, I was a little sad because I thought it meant I had to give up sandwiches for the next eight months. But thanks to the blessing of my doctor, I didn't have to, and one type of sandwich I can't pass up is an Italian one. Italian sandwiches are one of my favorite but it's really hard to find one when eating out that doesn't have ham. An Italian sandwich to me has salami, pepperoni and spicy capicola instead of ham. I hate ham.
The Duluth School Board unanimously approved three referendum questions to ask voters on the November ballot during a meeting Tuesday night. The first question voters will see from the district in November will ask for a 10-year renewal of its current operating levy, which is about $371 per student. This would not raise taxes if passed. Question two will ask voters for an additional $575 per student for 10 years. If approved, it would net about $5 million per year as well as raise taxes. On a home valued at $150,000, it would cost taxpayers about $8.64 more per month.
The Duluth school district is looking to ask voters for not only a levy renewal in November, but two increases. The first question voters will see from the district in November will ask for a 10-year renewal of its current operating levy, which is about $371 per student. If passed this would not raise taxes. Question two will ask voters for an additional $575 per student for 10 years. If approved, it would net about $5 million per year as well as raise taxes. On a home valued at $150,000, it would cost taxpayers about $8.64 more per month.
The Family Freedom Center began moving into its new home Saturday in the Lincoln Park Craft District. Family Freedom Center started about three years ago as an initiative to bring the black community together to focus on needs, cultural heritage and richness and to be a resource to families in the area, said executive director Xavier Bell. "We are an organization designed to be community-driven," he said. "So, we work with community to identify what priorities the community has and implement process as a result."
The Soo Line locomotive 2719 has been in Duluth for more than a decade, making weekend treks up to Two Harbors and back on the North Shore Scenic Railroad from 2006 to 2013. But, before it was in Duluth, the steam engine was owned by the city of Eau Claire, Wis., which now wants it back.
Moving the William A. Irvin from its current location at Minnesota Slip to Fraser Shipyards and back is going to cost the city of Duluth $250,000 more than expected. The Duluth City Council will consider a resolution Monday that would reappropriate $250,000 of 2018 tourism tax funds, originally assigned to finance the rehabilitation of the Minnesota Slip Bridge, and use it to move the retired freighter. The pedestrian bridge that spans the slip will be pinned in an upright position to provide room for the Irvin to squeeze through the abutments with only 15 total inches to spare.
Duluth Fire Chief Dennis Edwards and Deputy Chief Shawn Krizaj were formally censured Wednesday after a resolution was passed unanimously at the the International Association of Fire Fighters convention. The censure stems from the city of Duluth filing a unit clarification petition with the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services seeking to exclude three assistant fire chiefs from the bargaining unit represented by Duluth Firefighters Local 101 because the city believes they are "supervisory employees" under the Minnesota Public Employee Labor Relations Act.
Morgan Park residents celebrated their first National Night Out event Tuesday with music, food, bounce houses and local law enforcement. Children raced in a bounce house obstacle course while music from Maintenance Free floated out through the windows of the Good Fellowship Community Center, just across the street from where the former Morgan Park Middle School used to stand. Debbie Isabell-Nelson, neighborhood coordinator, said every year in August the neighborhood holds a community event, but this year, for the first time, they decided it have it on National Night Out.