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Bulldogs slip to No. 9 in USCHO.com poll

A 5-2 loss and a 0-0 overtime tie to Bemidji State University in a home-and-home series last weekend resulted in a drop of four spots to No. 9 in the latest USCHO.com Poll. The University of Denver, the defending NCAA champion, continued to hold down the top position with 999 points and 49 of the 50 first-place votes. The Pioneers were followed by Harvard University (897 points), St. Cloud State University (886 pts. and the…

Lake Superior College student Swenson wins state Student Knowledge Bowl award

Lake Superior College student Derek Swenson earned a second place award at the recent Student Knowledge Bowl sponsored by the Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists at their annual educational conference. Derek, son of Janice and Scott Swenson of Duluth, is a second-year student in the Radiologic Technology program at Lake Superior College. He recently began a part-time intern position at Essentia Health as an x-ray operator. He is a member of the LSC Radiologic Technology…

Minn. 8th District challenger Stauber raises more than incumbent Congressman Nolan in 3rd quarter

Minn. 8th District Congressional Candidate Pete Stauber closed the 3rd quarter with just over $136,000 raised since kicking off his campaign on July 10. Incumbent Congressman Rick Nolan reported raising $121,000 in the same quarter. “Pete Stauber is laser-focused on hearing the issues facing the people of the district as well as their frustrations with Washington, DC,” said campaign spokesman Travis Sterling. “Outraising Rick Nolan represents the momentum and support for Pete as he campaigns…

Duluthians invited to ‘Opportunity Rising’ dinner

By Rob Karwath Hundreds of Duluth residents, officials, educators, nonprofit providers and others are expected to attend a citywide dinner Oct. 25 celebrating the launch of a new public awareness campaign to narrow the Opportunity Gap. “Opportunity Rising: Our Promise to All Our Kids” is the theme of the event, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park Middle School, 3215 W. Third St., sponsored by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. Participants will share…

UMD Faculty Concert tonight

Baroque Festival, the University of Minnesota Duluth Faculty Concert, begins at 7:30 p.m. today at Weber Music Hall. Performers include Brian Buckstead (violin), Tracy Lipke-Perry (piano, harpsichord), Betsy Husby (cello), Elias Mokole (baritone), Elizabeth Fisher (mezzo-soprano), Alice Pierce (soprano) and Thomas Pfotenhauer (trumpet). Tickets: Adult $11, Senior/Veteran $9, UMD Faculty/Staff $6, Student $6 and UMD Student $4.

Tax-forfeited land auction results: 30 properties sold for $745,650

St. Louis County held its third auction of the year in an effort to return tax forfeited properties back to the property tax base, and the results are the best in recent memory. Out of 78 properties listed for sale, 30 sold for a total of $745,650. Among the properties purchased at last Thursday’s auction include two buildable lots on or near Boundary Avenue that had once been considered for a possible development. The lots…