Continued sanitary sewer work on Maple Grove Road will temporarily change access to Loberg Avenue intersection in Hermantown. Beginning Monday, June 10, Loberg Avenue will be closed south of the Sam’s Club entrance. There will be no access to Maple Grove Road from the southbound lanes of Loberg Avenue. Vehicles will still have rightturn access on to Loberg Avenue from Maple Grove Road during this time. — City of Hermantown press release
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Lake Superior College will host the regional Lake Superior Libraries Symposium on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on LSC’s main campus.
The Lake Superior Libraries Symposium is a conference developed by library staff and technologists from Northwestern Wisconsin and Northeastern Minnesota.
The Lake Superior Libraries Symposium is designed to help library staff in the Upper Midwest develop enhanced professional networks and promote resource sharing and communication between organizations. Registration is still open and available online.
The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation today announced that Law Enforcement students Mikayla Cozzi and Alida Hogan have been awarded the Katie Poirier Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarships for 2019.
The students were selected from a group of outstanding applicants who are seeking careers in law enforcement.
Cozzi, a 2016 graduate of Duluth Denfeld High School and current resident of Duluth, is in the second year of the Law Enforcement program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. She will complete the Professional Law Enforcement Skills Training certificate program in June 2019, and will complete requirements for three degrees in December 2019, including an associate of science in Law Enforcement, an associate of applied science in Criminal Justice, and an associate of arts.
Cozzi’s career goal is to work locally as a peace officer.
Hogan, a 2002 graduate of Northwestern High School in Maple, Wis., and a current resident of Duluth, completed the associate of applied science degree program in Criminal Justice in May 2019 at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Hogan will also complete the Professional Law Enforcement Skills Training certificate program in June 2019. Hogan serves in the Superior Police Department Auxiliary and the Duluth Police Department Reserve program. Hogan’s career goal is to become a peace officer in a local jurisdiction.
The Katie Poirier Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship was established to honor and remember Katie Poirier, a Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College student who had a career goal of becoming a law enforcement officer. Scholarship funds are provided by the Poirier family and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation in memory of Katie.
The first Katie Poirier Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarships were awarded during Fall Semester 2000. Since that first award, a total of 39 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students have benefitted from receiving the memorial scholarship.
More than 100 tax-forfeited properties are set to be auctioned off by St. Louis County on June 13.
The list features 20 houses in communities throughout the county, including Duluth, Hibbing, Chisholm, Gilbert and more, plus several cabins and waterfront properties from the County’s former Lakeshore Lease program.
The live auction begins at 10 a.m. at the AAD Shriners Center, located at 5152 Miller Trunk Highway in Hermantown.
The sale also includes recreational land, buildable lots and other parcels. Some parcels had blighted buildings removed as part of the County’s efforts, in partnership with cities and townships, to spur economic development. A catalog with photos, maps and details about each property, including the starting bid price, is available online at stlouiscountymn.gov/landsales or by calling the Land and Minerals Department at (218) 726-2606.
Registration is required for all bidders, and can be done online or by filling out a form, which is included in the catalog or is available at the auction. For convenience, pre-registration in advance of the auction is encouraged.
Anyone bidding or purchasing at the auction cannot have any delinquent property taxes on property they already own in St. Louis County. People who have delinquent property taxes must first pay what they owe and provide proof before bidding or purchasing at the auction.
This tax forfeited land sale is the second of three to be held in 2019. An additional sale will be held October 10 in Virginia. Properties not sold at the auction will be available for purchase over-the-counter on a first come, first served basis.
Within St. Louis County, there are nearly 900,000 acres of tax forfeited land, which the County’s Land and Minerals Department is responsible for managing. Most of the land is maintained for forest management, however the County also encourages the sale of land that is not suitable for management as a way to encourage development and increase the property tax base.
To learn more about the land sale, view parcels available for purchase at the auction or over-the-counter, or to subscribe to receive email notifications about future sales, visit stlouiscountymn.gov/landsales or call the Land and Minerals Department at (218) 726-2606.
The City of Duluth announced that six pothole patching crews are currently attacking “a record-breaking year of potholes” in the city.
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Funded by a grant through the Minnesota Historical Society, professor Jamie White-Farnham of the University of Wisconsin-Superior and professor David Beard of the University of Minnesota Duluth conducted interviews with nine community activists to learn more about the motivations and strategies of antiracist activism in Duluth.
Interviews were conducted to gain insight into three kinds of antiracist projects: the Unfair Campaign of 2012, the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, and writings that bring awareness to the subject of racism in Duluth, such as the 1979 Michael Fedo book “The Lynchings in Duluth.”
The project came about in 2012 when the Unfair campaign brought national attention and backlash for its white privilege message.
“As writing professors, we were curious why the argument of the campaign wasn’t received as it was meant to,” said Beard.
“We’ve learned that there are many rhetorical strategies in use at the same time in service of antiracism,” said White-Farnham. “Our work is to understand how they have worked or not so that antiracism work might advance successfully.”
To gain new understandings of what is known as antiracist rhetoric, White-Farnham and Beard interviewed several community activists, compensating them with the grant funding.
The interviews included:
. Michael Fedo, author of “The Lynchings in Duluth” (1979)
. Heidi Bakk-Hansen, local writer and activist involved in the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial
. Henry Banks, local activist and host of KUWS show “People of Color”
. Carl Crawford, local activist and member of Duluth NAACP
. Catherine Nachbar, K-12 educator and activist involved in the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial curriculum
. Carla Stetson, activist and sculptor of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial
. Patrice Bradley, creative director at Swim Creative and contributor to the Unfair campaign
. Lee Zeigler, writer and contributor to the Unfair campaign
. Ellen O’Neill, retired director of Duluth YWCA during the planning and execution of the Unfair campaign
UMD student Nora Curtis served as the research assistant on the project, transcribing dozens of hours of interview recordings. With the completed transcripts, White-Farnham and Beard plan to publish book telling the story of antiracist activism in the Twin Ports as a generations-long effort that has seen success and road bumps as it evolves over time.
This project was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.
In honor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s 125th year, the Alumni Association has created a book filled with photos, facts, historical information, and stories from its alumni.
“Small, But Mighty: 125 Years of Leadership, Innovation and Tradition” helps to tell the story of what the university means to its alumni and the community it serves. With sections on Greek life, athletics, the arts, and more, the book has something for everyone.
“We really enjoyed creating this beautiful book, and we can’t wait to share it with our alumni and friends,” said Heather Thompson, director of Alumni Relations. “It will definitely take you on a journey through UW-Superior’s exciting past – our first 125 years.”
The book is available on Amazon, as well as in the Alumni Office in Old Main 237 and at ’Jacket Book & Supply in the Yellowjacket Union. Copies will also be sold at the 125th Community Celebration on June 11.
“One of my favorite photos is of the sorority accordion player in the Greek life section,” said Jamey Penney-Ritter, book designer and Class of 1997. “I was born too late for the fancy dances and wacky events. I also like the one of my husband and me in Cozumel, Mexico, on a research trip with the Biology Department.”
“As I share in this book, UWS provided me the opportunity to learn about others, just as much as the opportunity to learn about myself,” said LaTisha McRoy Coffin, book contributor, editor and Class of 2009. “It gave me the chance to learn about countries and histories and viewpoints that were not highlighted during my time in high school, which allowed me to grow and change my own viewpoints of my community, the Anishinaabe people, and the world. It is truly a gift that UWS, especially the faculty and staff, have given me that has molded and shaped my outlook and priorities in life, one that I will share with the next generation of Anishinaabe. Miigwetch [thank you] UWS!”
The UW-Superior Alumni Association is proud to foster lifelong pride and loyalty among alumni, students and friends by offering opportunities to strengthen their continued relationships with the University of Wisconsin-Superior community.
A world-renowned polar explorer will share her inspiring story during The College of St. Scholastica’s annual conference for educators later this month.
The 9th annual 21st Century Teaching and Learning Conference will be held Tuesday, June 18. Ann Bancroft, polar explorer, educator and lecturer, will provide the keynote address: “Dare to Dream: The Power of Teaching.” Her address will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus.
Bancroft is one of the world’s pre-eminent polar explorers and an internationally recognized leader dedicated to sharing stories from her expeditions to inspire youth and people around the world to follow their dreams and create change.
She is the first known woman to have crossed the ice to both the North and South Poles, led the first American women’s crossing of Greenland east to west, and became the first woman to ski across the continent of Antarctica with Norwegian explorer Liv Arnesen.
Her expeditions have been featured by media outlets around the country and the world, including the BBC, CNN, National Public Radio, Time, People, USA Today, National Geographic, Outside and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Bancroft is currently serving on the Wings World Quest and Ann Bancroft Foundation board of directors, is a judge at the Nuclear Free Future Awards annually and is a spokesperson for Wilderness Inquiry.
The Teaching and Learning Conference will offer a day filled with opportunities for networking and making connections with leaders in the field of education, along with breakout sessions designed to meet MED relicensure strands. The day’s activities are relevant for anyone interested in education, from K-12 teachers to higher education faculty, college students or other learning practitioners. Presentations will include hands-on workshops and research-based best practices in teaching, learning and leading.
The registration fee is $99. For more go to: css.edu/teachandlearn
Enger Park Golf and Eng’s Insurance share the lead with 41 points in the Enger Park Golf League after two weeks of play.
Eng’s closed the gap on previous leader Enger Park Golf with a league-high 22 points on Thursday.
Sammy’s Pizza is third with 39.5 points.
Steve Gault posted a 74 low-gross Thursday, two strokes better than Mark Akervik.
Jim Castonguay and Don Hamski had 70 low-net.
Mark Seseman, Dave Griffin and Fritz Wrazidlo had proximities.
League Standings After 2 Weeks
1. Enger Park Golf, Eng’s Insurance, 41 points
3. Sammy’s Pizza, 39.5
4. All-Star Service, 39
5. Cartier Insurance, Real Life 38.5
7. Daugherty Appliance, 38
8. Metro Golf, 37.5
9. Century 21, 34.5
10. Gerard’s Saints, Twin Ports Golf Studio, 34
12. St. German’s Cabinet, 33.5
13. Blackwoods Bar & Grill, 33
14. Duluth Dodge, 32
15. T-Bonz Bar & Grill, 31.5
16. Kolar Toyota, 30.5
The Duluth Sail and Power Squadron will host its annual Captain’s Platter Fishing Contest on Saturday. The popular event, which runs from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., typically draws more than 250 participants.
The tournament headquarters is at the Power Squadron Dock in Allouez Bay. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in five divisions: Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Walleye, King Salmon and Coho Salmon. This is a Lake Superior and/or St. Louis River basin contest.
The Captain’s Platter award is for the boat with the greatest combined weight of the largest of each species listed. You do not have to have all five species to be eligible, and it is possible to win with only one fish.
Plus, $300 will be awarded to the first person to weigh in an 8-pound fish. It must be of one of the classes listed and must weigh exactly 8 pounds.
In addition, the DSPS will be offering free Vessel Safety Checks to those who wish to have their boats inspected. Boats will be checked for the appropriate necessary equipment for operating vessels on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River basin. The safety checks are part of a national program in partnership with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The cost to participate in the Captain’s Platter is $25 per person for adults and free for kids 15-and-under. Tickets and rules are available at Marine General, The Bait Box, Fisherman’s Corner, Northwest Outlet, or at the Squadron Dock on Friday.