Duluth News Tribune
DULUTH, Minn. -- A 24-year-old woman found on a Duluth roadside last week with severe burns had set herself on fire, authorities said Wednesday. The Duluth Police Department reported that its investigation concluded that Jaclyn Arnold’s injuries were “self-inflicted.” Officials earlier said they were treating it as a criminal incident pending further investigation.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The mother of the 24-year-old Duluth woman found severely burned in the city's Fond du Lac neighborhood last Thursday told a Twin Cities television station that her daughter "did really well," during the first of what are expected to be many surgeries to come. "My little girl's not done," Laura Pleban told WCCO-TV in its report Monday night, Oct. 23. "I mean, she has so much more to give. She was just getting going."
The Duluth Police Department on Tuesday asked for the public's help in identifying at least two individuals allegedly involved in the theft of three deer stands from an area near Observation Road. The suspects were captured on trail cameras in the area. The stands were stolen on Sept. 11, but reported to police on Oct. 5 because that was the first time the hunter had gone back to check the trail cams.
TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Authorities are investigating the weekend death of a 42-year-old New Hope, Minn., man, who surfaced in distress during a shipwreck dive only to go underwater and later be located unresponsive on the bottom of Lake Superior.
A 14-year-old girl died Sunday afternoon after falling off a cliff at Palisade Head, located along the shore of Lake Superior northeast of Silver Bay. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received word of the incident shortly after 1 p.m. A sheriff’s report said the girl was visiting the North Shore landmark with friends when she accidentally fell.
Proclamations of great achievement started pumping out of St. Paul early Tuesday, not long after the clock ran out on Minnesota's latest lawmaking session. "The 2017 legislative session will be one of the most productive in recent history," Minnesota Senate Republicans declared in a public statement. "(We) have reached an agreement," DFL Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed. But why the boasting?
It's called charitable gaming because the tens of millions of dollars raised in Minnesota every year from raffles, bingo, and the sales of pull tabs help support Little League neighborhood baseball, scholarships, police dogs, local zoos, Animal Allies, youth football, food shelves, and other community needs and niceties. But Genny Hinnenkamp, the gambling manager for Irving Community Club, the largest charitable-gaming nonprofit in Duluth, has another name.
In an editorial last week, the Duluth News Tribune praised Edina for becoming the first city in Minnesota to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. (Other cities were) urged to follow suit. "Better yet," the newspaper opined, "the Minnesota Legislature can (make) the sensible move of raising the age statewide. Legislative action would reduce the number of young Minnesotans who take up the habit by 25 percent."
Whether you're a supporter of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, you can agree: The guy is a bit of a bulldog, not shy about boldly stating where he stands on everything from early-childhood education to spending the state surplus to carbon emissions. His staff is quick to pump out statements and releases packed with numbers that support his positions. His department directors even routinely travel the state to push for his priorities.
There was a bit of good news in last year's failed tax bill, vetoed by the governor after it was found to contain a typo that would have cost Minnesota taxpayers $100 million. The good news was that the bill contained $35 million in tax breaks over the next three years for the tobacco industry that now won't happen.