Minnesota Duluth stayed put at No. 4 in Monday's USCHO.com Division I men's hockey poll following a weekend loss and tie at Western Michigan. UMD (10-4-2) lost the opener of its NCHC series Friday when the Broncos scored with nine seconds remaining in regulation to win 3-2. Saturday, Western Michigan, which went from unranked to No. 17, won in the third round of a shootout to earn an extra point in the conference standings.
Esko kept 2,000-point scorer Abbey McDonald in check Monday night in a high school girls basketball game, but McDonald's Hibbing teammate, Eve Turner, picked up the offensive slack with a game-high 25 points as the Bluejackets won 63-58 on the road. Playing against her former team, Turner was 5 of 8 from 3-point range and added seven rebounds as Hibbing overcame a 30-26 halftime deficit to push its winning streak to five games. McDonald and McKenzie Maki chipped in 11 points apiece. Like Turner, Kristy Demuth drilled five 3s and totaled 23 points to lead the Eskomos.
Duluth-based Maurices saw sales slide 3 percent in its most recent fiscal quarter, which ended Nov. 3. "In August and September, we experienced a challenging transitional period resulting from both lacking newness in the assortment and adequate depth in key fashion items,” CEO George Goldfarb said in a statement. “We saw a marked improvement in the business trend in October that has continued into November.”
A vigil for gun violence victims will take place at noon Thursday at First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior St., organizers announced. The vigil, in its sixth year, originally took place to mark the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut that left 28 people dead and two injured. Speakers will include St. Louis County Commissioner Frank Jewell and University of Minnesota-Duluth student Bella Maki and also include candle-lighting and bell-ringing.
A “Tree of Hope” will be lit for missing teenager Jayme Closs on Wednesday afternoon in Barron, according to the Barron Area School District. The event at Riverview Middle School, 135 W. Barron Ave., begins at 4:45 p.m. with refreshments. The outdoor tree lighting is scheduled for 5 p.m., and the public is welcome.
A festival that could bring representatives from the likes of Netflix, HBO, Writers Guild of America, and Bravo will be held in Duluth next fall. The 14th annual Independent Television Festival is scheduled for Oct. 9-13 2019 and is a space for writers to show off independently produced work to executives, directors and producers. It could draw up to 1,500 people. The festival was first held in Los Angeles before moving to Manchester, Vt., in 2013.
With police reports continuing to trickle in, a Duluth murder defendant received additional time to decide how to proceed in his case. Jamal Tyshawn Jackson, 26, appeared briefly in State District Court on Monday. He is charged with intentional second-degree murder in the Sept. 1 shooting death of 31-year-old Scott Allen Pennington in downtown Duluth.
Dec. 10, 1978 A survey of Northeastern Minnesota's economy and employment situation was released yesterday by the Regional Labor Market Information Center, headed by Glenn O. Gronseth. The report shows annual average earnings in the area for jobs surveyed was $10,786 in 1977. Proposed regulations for controlling the water levels of the Great Lakes will be the subject of public hearings this week in Duluth. The regulations place more emphasis on the Great Lakes as a single system rather than considering each lake independently.
Duluth Property Transactions Nov. 29 through Dec. 5 219 N. 18th Ave. W., Long Lake Outfitters LLC purchased from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for $73,000, residential, 10/18. 2228 W. 22nd St., Logan Goss purchased from Wade O. and Kathleen J. Fauth for $190,000, residential, 11/18. 101 N. 29th Ave. W., Jerry A. Babalola purchased from Kevin F. and Randi L. Kimball for $106,500, residential, 11/18. 2915 N. 52nd Ave. E., James E. and Nancy J. Dearmond purchased from Colleen G. Anderson for $412,000, residential, 11/18.
This bankruptcy information is gathered from cases filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Duluth Nov. 28 through Dec. 6. DEBTOR: Jeffery Gerald Graham ADDRESS: 3920 W. Eighth St., Duluth CHAPTER 7 DATE FILED: Nov. 28 ASSETS: $591 LIABILITIES: $42,193.65 DEBTOR: Louise W. Clark fka Louise W. Dahlgren fka Louise W. Jaques ADDRESS: 1631 Dodge Ave., Duluth CHAPTER 7 DATE FILED: Nov. 30 ASSETS: $122,423 LIABILITIES: $62,960 DEBTOR: Cindy Lee Yates ADDRESS: 5476 Garden Drive N., Mountain Iron