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It says something about the joyous frenzy that has arisen around John Unger and his dog Schoep this week that Unger and photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson have had to bring in a public relations agent. "My phone is ringing off the hook," said Hudson during a phone interview on Thursday from the Upper Peninsula, where she was heading for an assignment.
After housing more than 180 people in emergency shelters Wednesday, Red Cross and Fond du Lac Band officials were preparing for the possibility of more in coming nights as the flood of 2012 continues to run its course. "People don't like to sleep in public shelters," said Hanne Gonzalez, executive director of the Northland Red Cross.
King Harald V probably won't meet him today, but he has a distant cousin in Duluth.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - Grand Rapids, Minn., police Sgt. Steve Schaar has been a police officer for 20 years, but he said helping save the life of a 4-year-old girl made Monday the best day of his career. The child, Anastacia Beekmann of Warba, had improved to fair condition on Wednesday at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. -- The victim of a sexual assault at the hands of a Grand Marais couple bitterly denounced his assailants during their sentencing hearings in Cook County District Court on Wednesday. The husband in the assault, Kevin Thompson, 52, of 2648 E. Highway 61, was sentenced to two years at the Northeast Regional Correctional Center and one year in local confinement by 6th Judicial District Judge Kenneth Sandvik on felony charges of kidnapping, second-degree assault, terroristic threats, false imprisonment and criminal sexual conduct.
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. -- A Grand Marais couple pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cook County District Court to charges stemming from an ugly incident a year ago in which the woman's former lover was assaulted and terrorized. Kevin Thompson, 52, of 2648 E. Highway 61, pleaded guilty to felony charges of kidnapping, second-degree assault, terroristic threats, false imprisonment and criminal sexual conduct.