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Al and Jenny Lopez dated for three months before they decided to tie the knot on Valentine's Day last year. "When you're 80 years old, why wait? You might wait too long and then you're sorry," Jenny said. But whether they really dated before getting married seems to still be up for debate. "Did we date?" Al joked. Jenny responded, "When you came and knocked on the door after supper, that was a date."
Musher Ryan Redington won his first John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon title this morning, crossing the finish line near Duluth at 5 a.m. Redington, who is from Alaska and has ties to Northwestern Wisconsin, was the runner-up in last year's Beargrease. He led most of this year's race, building a lead of more than two hours by the time he reached the halfway point at Grand Portage -- and then maintaining that lead on the long run back down the North Shore.
Musher Martha Schouweiler has won her fourth consecutive John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon mid-distance title. Schouweiler, of Irma, Wis., and her team crossed the finish line of the 120-mile mid-distance race at Trail Center on the Gunflint Trail at 6:34 a.m. Monday, followed by Frank Moe of Hovland at 6:46 a.m. Mike Bestgen of St. Cloud took third place, finishing at 6:59 a.m.
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.
Fans of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant in Two Harbors will now be able to get a taste of its food in Duluth. The restaurant is opening a second location, called Vanilla Bean Coffeehouse, on Friday in the Fitger’s Brewery Complex’s lower level. It will fill the space previously occupied by Cookie Temptations, which closed its Fitger’s location recently after about a year in that space.
Vandalism in Two Harbors has left a string of spray-painted graffiti on concrete, signs and landmarks along Lake Superior.
From a hillside three miles northeast of Finland, for 30 years during the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force watched the skies for any unknown aircraft entering U.S. airspace. The Finland Air Force Station was a self-contained community that could continue to function if it was cut off from the outside world.
Iron Range railroad executive Francis House helped start a camp on the shore of Brimson’s Lake George in the 1920s to provide outdoor experiences to the children of railroad employees...