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SOUDAN, Minn. — Imagine walking three-quarters of a mile through a mine tunnel in complete darkness to find iron ore, park interpreter James Juip tells the tour group. The lights click off to help people imagine that scenario, and the 20 people stand in darkness at level 27 of the Soudan Underground Mine, unable to see each other or Juip at 2,341 feet below the surface of the Earth.
DULUTH — After leaving Duluth nearly 75 years ago to become a U.S. Marine, Sgt. James Joseph Hubert came home on Saturday. "In terms of military service, defending our country, there is a truth that all gave some, but some gave all. United States Marine Corps Sgt. James Joseph Hubert gave all," said Hubert's nephew and namesake, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Mark James Hagen.
NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN — One year ago, floodwaters washed out roads, destroyed homes and claimed the lives of three people in Northwestern Wisconsin.
DULUTH, Minn.—A Kentucky man has been arrested in connection to the SUV found partially submerged in Lake Superior in the Duluth-Superior area on Friday. A 38-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., is being held in the Racine County (Wis.) Jail on pending charges in Douglas County after the 2017 GMC Yukon he was supposed to be transporting to a Fargo dealership was found submerged in the water in Superior. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office:
DULUTH, Minn. — Michael Arthur Bratlie was a seasoned pilot with thousands of hours of flying time when he left for a round-trip sightseeing flight from St. Paul to Duluth to test a new engine on June 8, 2012. No trace of Bratlie, a retired U.S. Navy and Northwest Airlines pilot from Lakeville, Minn., or his Piper PA-31 Navajo twin-engine plane has been found since last seen on radar just northeast of Silver Bay that day.
DULUTH — Sgt. Travis Birr expects spectators to be initially shocked when they see him running in Grandma's Marathon. Then, the Duluth resident hopes, they'll wonder why he's running 26.2 miles wearing 25 pounds of military body armor. Birr, a combat medic with Duluth-based U.S. Army Reserve 477th Medical Company, will be running the marathon for the nonprofit Operation: 23 to Zero to raise awareness about suicide among veterans and active-duty service members, and to make it known that help is available.
DULUTH, Minn. — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced on Friday, June 2, that he will not run for Minnesota governor in 2018. Nolan, DFL-Crosby, had contemplated running for the open seat for several months, but on Friday he said the "challenges and consequences of the issues facing our nation in Washington" are too important to walk away from. He said he made the decision after consulting family and friends.
HIBBING, Minn. — Partygoers in Hibbing celebrated Bob Dylan's birthday on Wednesday with a dinner buffet and live music by local group Cowboy Angel Blue.
A Hermantown, Minn. man was sentenced Wednesday to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting a pre-teen girl. Brian Arthur Barthman, 47, was sentenced by Judge Shaun Floerke on Wednesday to two 30-year prison sentences to be served one after the other, according to the St. Louis County Attorney's Office. Barthman was found guilty in March of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
CLOQUET, Minn. — About 40 people prayed outside Cloquet City Hall on Tuesday for truth and justice during an investigation of a complaint against suspended Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek. The crowd prayed for unity and for city officials to be led by God during a 45-minute prayer vigil before the Cloquet City Council meeting, where more than 70 people filled the council chambers and spilled into the hallway of City Hall.