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2008-07-31 06:00:40

By Sarah Horner, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 31--The pressure is on for students performing in the Duluth school district's citywide musical this week. Not only do they have to remember all their lines, they have to deliver them well enough to pack the house for every show. If they don't, the future of the program may once again be in jeopardy. The history of the all-city musical -- a program that pulls together high school students from Central, East and Denfeld for a summer...

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2008-07-30 12:15:00

By John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. The water at ocean and Great Lakes beaches across the U.S. were posted as unsafe for swimming for 22,571 days in 2007, the second-highest level since the Natural Resources Defense Council began keeping track in 1991. The total is down 12 percent from the number of days closed in 2006. But the environmental group, which tracks U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data, said 2007 saw the second-highest rate of beach closings in the 18 years they have...

2008-07-28 06:00:54

By Sarah Horner, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 28--After years of planning, months of stressing and days of frenzied activity, Finnfest 2008 has officially left the city. The five-day celebration of everything Finnish, which wrapped up Sunday, drew thousands of people to Duluth from across the globe, surpassing festival organizers' expectations. "I think it exceeded our cautious projections," said Jeanne Doty, co-chair of Finnfest 2008. "It will take awhile to get our final numbers,...

2008-07-23 12:01:22

By Mark Stodghill, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 23--In a setback for the prosecution, the testimony of five women who allege that a Duluth physician touched them inappropriately will not be allowed as evidence when he stands trial on a charge of sexually assaulting another female patient, a judge has ruled. Dr. Javier De La Garza, 52, a gastroenterologist with St. Luke's hospital, is charged with third-degree sexual assault, a felony. He is accused of having sexual intercourse with a...

2008-07-20 06:00:24

By Sam Cook, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 20--Charter fishing captain Peter Dahl snugged his boat, the "Hooker Too," into its berth at the Waterfront Plaza Marina on Monday afternoon. In his cooler lay seven lake trout that his clients had caught that day on Lake Superior. The largest was a 10-pounder, and the anglers had thrown back four more lakers. It was a good day on the big lake. But it's been a tough season for most charter captains in the Twin Ports. Several said their...

2008-07-20 06:00:23

By Sam Cook, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 20--You still have time to register for the seventh annual Acme Tools Hawg Walleye Hunt, to be held July 26-27 on Island Lake north of Duluth. Entry tickets are $10, or $5 for children younger than 16. Tickets are available at Chalstrom's Bait and Tackle, Fisherman's Corner, Marine General Supply and the Fredenberg Minno-ette. Weigh-in will be throughout both days at the United Northern Sportsmen's dock. Hours of the tournament are 6 a.m. to 9...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

By John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 15--Some Twin Ports churches will congregate outdoors for services. Kids will pick up trash along Barker's Island. And folks can go fly a kite at Canal Park. Lake Superior Day will be celebrated Sunday around the world's largest body of fresh water with events to honor the lake. The event is held the third Sunday every July, promoted by the Lake Superior Binational Forum -- an advisory group on Lake Superior issues for the government of...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

By Will Ashenmacher, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 9--The Duluth Planning Commission voted Tuesday night not to require an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for three proposed off-leash dog trails, clearing the way for the City Council to take them up at its July 21 meeting. While some commissioners appeared to wrestle with whether dogs should be allowed off-leash on any city trails, a presentation by City Councilor Jim Stauber and remarks by commission President Gilbert Harries...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 6--For Minnesotans, "up north" is not a specific place. It's an idea that lives in our hearts and imaginations. "Up north" could be as close as the Chisago chain of lakes or as distant as Lake of the Woods. For many of us, though, "up north" means Lake Superior, its North Shore and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Today, we celebrate this giant inland sea and the cities that surround it with a roundup of worthy books...

2008-06-25 06:03:06

By Patrick Garmoe, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jun. 25--The Business Travel Coalition, an advocacy group for corporations whose workers routinely travel, listed Duluth International Airport as one of 150 airports across the nation in danger of losing service, because continued cuts by airline carriers hamstrung by high fuel costs. "If this situation continues as it is today, other than the top hub airports, all these airports are at risk," said Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business...