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Today marks the 37th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior gale, and once again a bell will toll in memory of the lost ship's crew -- and all lost mariners -- during a ceremony at Split Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse on the North Shore will be open from noon to 6 p.m. today . At 4:30 p.m., the lighthouse will close briefly for a ceremony in which the names of the Fitzgerald's 29 crew members will be read, and a bell tolled for each man.
You can stuff a lot of things into a Granite Gear pack. But thanks to continued growth, the Two Harbors-based outdoor gear company found it couldn't stuff any more of its expanding operations into its existing facilities. So the company doubled its space this month by leasing a new, 7,200-square-foot distribution center near its headquarters. "We've just been overflowing in (our existing) facility," chief operating officer Dan Cruikshank said.
The northern lights put on quite a show over the Northland from Saturday night into early Sunday morning. "Large, curving swaths of fuzzy light are now all over the northern sky and spilling into the southern sky across the constellation of Gemini," Duluth News Tribune photo editor Bob King wrote on his Astro Bob blog shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday.
Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Borchert collared a juvenile delinquent on Wednesday. Then he brought the offender home, with a bag of kibble. Borchert is the new owner of a 3-month-old puppy named Tennille -- soon to be renamed, probably Dakota -- who had quite an eventful final night at the Animal Allies Humane Society shelter in Superior.
Betty's Pies, 1978 August 6, 1978 Betty Lessard holds one of her famous lemon angel pies at her cafe north of Two Harbors in August 1978. (News-Tribune file photo)