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A 2011 proposal to reconstruct the border entry in International Falls is off the back burner. The U.S. General Services Administration asked International Falls and Koochiching County officials in recent months to submit comments on an updated feasibility study for a 2011 land port of entry study. International Falls Mayor Bob Anderson and Koochiching County Engineer Joe Sutherland have a few concerns about how a reconfigured port of entry could affect the community. However, they said they understand the GSA's need to update its facilities in International Falls.
RED CLIFF — "Who doesn't have a hoop yet?" Gretchen Morris asked a group of a dozen children ages 4 to 17 gathered around her. After family members snapped photos of the kids dressed in their regalia with hoops over their shoulders, the kids lined up to enter the dance arena and received a few adjustments from Morris, the founder of Native Expressions Art and Dance Studio. The children's hard work learning the hoop dance was rewarded with an honor song at the Red Cliff powwow on Sunday, after which they danced to applause from the crowd as encouragement.
Chuck Bergquist is the planner behind attendees having a safe experience at the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo. Bergquist oversees the airshow's security as a volunteer, but his involvement with security began when he was the supervising deputy of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office in Duluth during the inaugural airshow in 2001.
Malachy Koons reapplied sunscreen three times by mid-afternoon while working rows of potatoes on the farm. Keeping up his energy during a full day of work and getting all the dirt washed off can be challenging, too, but none of it compares to the satisfaction the University of Minnesota Duluth senior feels about his work.
Udac will have a new home in the former Duluth Business University building later this year. Karen Herman, executive director of Udac, was overcome with emotion Tuesday while announcing that Udac had received a $3 million gift from Joe and Nancy Bullyan to purchase the building. "There simply are not enough words to say how grateful we are to you, what this will mean to the lives of many, many, many people," Herman said to the Bullyan family during a press conference.
Although Sherry Rodriguez's office has emptied, a shelf remains crowded with thank you cards from veterans she's worked with over the years as a St. Louis County veteran service officer. Rodriguez, who will be retiring Friday as the director overseeing the county's four veteran service offices, said she feels thankful that she gets to help veterans every day. "I love it. I'll miss it because that's been my passion. Been doing it for 10 years ... oh boy, I'll miss it," Rodriguez said.
Drummond remained an isolated island among the floodwater on Tuesday.
Two people died and many roads remained inaccessible after a series of storms brought flooding and washouts across the area over the weekend. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday declared a state of emergency in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas and Iron counties. After surveying the region from Ashland to Superior with other officials Walker spoke at a Monday evening news conference in the Douglas County Courthouse. "It was a very visual reminder of how much damage can be done in a short period of time," he said.
The 1,004-foot freighter American Spirit left Duluth on Monday morning after spending several hours grounded in the Duluth harbor. The investigation into the grounding, however, is still in its early stages.
Ron Meshbesher, the Twin Cities defense attorney who represented Marjorie Caldwell in the notorious 1977 Glensheen murders case, has died. Meshbesher, a prominent defense attorney in Minnesota throughout his 57-year career, died on Wednesday in the Twin Cities after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. He was 85.