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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is extending its comment period on the proposed quarantine of gypsy moth for Lake and Cook counties . The original 30-day comment period will be extended to 45 days, ending March 12. The state is proposing quarantine for Lake and Cook counties to help slow the human-assisted spread of gypsy moths that have exploded in number along the North Shore and in some inland forest areas.
Minnesota Duluth goaltender Kayla Black kept Bemidji State off the scoreboard until the final 13 seconds Saturday as the Bulldogs clinched a home-ice spot in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's playoffs with a 2-1 victory over host Bemidji State. Freshman Ashleigh Brykaliuk, who scored two goals in Friday's 5-3 win, netted her 10th of the season to break a scoreless standoff with 2:01 remaining in the second period. Junior Zoe Hickel made it 2-0 with a power-play goal -- also her 10th of the season -- 11:17 into the third period.
"Daddy?" Gavin Schroeder asked an obviously exhausted Nathan Schroeder in the parking lot of Billy's Bar. "Yes?" Nathan mustered, holding the oldest of his three young children in his arms. "Congratulations," Gavin said quietly. Then came a chorus of "awws" among the scores of people surrounding the 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon champion. Nathan Schroeder was the first to arrive at the finish line at Billy's in Rice Lake Township, at 1:19 p.m., after four days of brutal racing. The Chisholm resident finished about two hours ahead of the next musher, Keith Aili of Ray.
Mid-distance results (official times): 1. Ross Fraboni (bib 134) 10 hours, 50 minutes, 31 seconds 2. Joshua Compton (146) 10:55:56 3. Martha Schouweiler (143) 11:06:50 4. Erin Altemus (148) 11:19:52 5. Dusty Klaven (138) 11:33:05 6. Michael Bestgen (144) 11:36:15 7. Leanne Bergen (147) 11:44:23 8. Jerry Papke (131) 12:01:36 9. Frank Holmberg (132) 12:03:32 10. Billie Diver (141) 12:07:19 11. Mike Hoff (139) 13:23:30 12. Alex LaPlante (130) 13:21:03 13. Zach Brown (149) 13:36:40 14. Emily Meyer (140) 13:41:57 15. Elizabeth Nelson (133) 14:28:41 16.
The Northland saw anywhere between a dusting and a foot of new snow from Friday evening through Saturday, adding to already-mountainous snow piles and causing travel headaches across the region. Meanwhile, temperatures will tumble into the teens and 20s below zero tonight and Sunday morning, with wind chills in the 30s below zero. A wind chill advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Sunday for Northeastern Minnesota. A band of lake-effect snow parked itself over parts of Superior late Friday into Saturday.
A band of lake-effect snow left nearly a foot of accumulation near Superior from Friday evening through early Saturday morning, the National Weather Service reported. A weather spotter five miles southeast of Superior reported 11.5 inches of snow as of 2:45 a.m. Saturday.
DULUTH ENTRY Morning: Lee A. Tregurtha, arriving to load iron ore pellets; Algoma Montrealais, departing; Peter R. Cresswell, departing with iron ore pellets Afternoon: Edwin H. Gott, arriving to load iron ore pellets Evening/night: American Mariner, departing with coal; Isolda, departing with grain SUPERIOR ENTRY Morning: Stewart J. Cort, arriving to load iron ore pellets; Algoma Navigator, departing with iron ore pellets TWO HARBORS Afternoon: James R.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 The Algoma Montrealais discharges cement at the Holcim dock on Rice's Point on Monday. (Photo by Diane Hilden) DULUTH ENTRY Morning: Paul R. Tregurtha, departing; Peter R. Cresswell, arriving to load iron ore pellets Afternoon: Lee A. Tregurtha, arriving to load iron ore pellets; Elbeborg, departing; Isolda, departing Evening/night: Peter R. Cresswell, departing SUPERIOR ENTRY Morning: Burns Harbor, departing; Algoma Navigator, arriving to load iron ore pellets TWO HARBORS Morning: Roger Blough, departing Evening/night: Hon. James L.
The Dutch-flagged vessel Volgaborg arrived in the Twin Ports on Sunday afternoon to load grain. The Volgaborg is scheduled to leave port this afternoon. DULUTH ENTRY Afternoon: Arthur M. Anderson, arriving to unload limestone; Volgaborg, departing with grain Evening/night: Paul R. Tregurtha, arriving to load coal; Lee A.
Friday, Dec. 6 The Philip R. Clarke arrives at the Duluth entry on Thursday afternoon. It is expected to depart this morning. (Photo by Diane Hilden) DULUTH ENTRY Morning: Philip R. Clarke, departing; American Mariner, departing with coal; Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort, arriving to load iron ore pellets Afternoon: Isolda, arriving for anchor off Duluth piers SUPERIOR ENTRY Evening/night: Presque Isle, arriving to load iron ore pellets TWO HARBORS Morning: Philip R. Clarke, arriving; American Integrity, departing Afternoon: Philip R.