Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Hermantown, raised more than a quarter-million dollars in campaign funds during the first quarter of 2019, according to an email from his campaign staff. The Pete Stauber for Congress Volunteer Committee said it raised $277,488.63 in the quarter from January through March. The committee has until Monday to file their figures with the Federal Election Commission.
Below are closings and delays from around the Northland for Friday, April 12. To submit your closing or delay, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Snow continues to fall across the Northland on Friday, a day after heavy, wet snow and strong winds battered the area.
Below are closings and delays from around the Northland for Thursday, April 11.
Snow flurries of snow began falling in Duluth at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Despite the long-predicted megastorm's slow arrival to the Northland, the National Weather Service in Duluth maintains heavy snowfall is still coming. Fierce northeast winds off Lake Superior were gusting to 50 mph this morning at Duluth International Airport and 63 mph on the Blatnik Bridge at 8:30 a.m. Shoreline flooding is possible in Duluth's' Canal Park and other areas. Downed tree limbs and power lines are being reported throughout the Northland.
A magnetic storm could light up the sky this weekend over a broad stretch of the northern United States, according to researchers at the federal Space Weather Prediction Center. With clear skies forecast and a “coronal mass ejection” set to arrive Saturday, an aurora could be visible as far south as Chicago, according to prediction center estimates.
Boat nerds, rejoice: the Great Lakes shipping campaign is gearing up to start. The shipping season gets going overnight Monday with the midnight opening of the Soo Locks. Vessels both upbound into Lake Superior and downbound to the other lakes will be lining up outside the locks in advance of the opening. Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard said it expected at least one vessel to transit the locks before dawn Monday, ushering in activity that won't be expected to stop until next January.
An open house to discuss a bridge reconstruction project over the French River is slated for 6-8 p.m., April 4 at French River Lutheran Church, 5310 Ryan Road, according to a St. Louis County news release Thursday. The 98-year-old bridge where North Shore Scenic Drive (County State Aid Highway 61) crosses the French River, is scheduled for reconstruction in 2020. The open house will be used to discuss the project and answer questions with Rachel Gregg, bridge engineer with St. Louis County public works.
Rain will continue to fall across the region through Thursday evening, with heaviest rainfall expected to occur Wednesday night, the National Weather Service in Duluth said. The Twin Ports, Carlton County and North Shore are expected to see up to 1.5 inches of rain through Thursday evening. The rest of the Northland is expected to up to 1 inch of rain.
A major late-winter snowstorm will move into the Northland late Saturday night and into Sunday dropping an expected 1-8 inches of snow across the region. The National Weather Service in Duluth says the snow system has slowed down and will gradually overtake the region from the southwest, starting in Grand Rapids about 9 p.m. and Hinckley at about 6 p.m. Saturday, about 10 p.m. in the Twin Ports and far northern Wisconsin and not until midnight or 3 a.m. in Lake and Cook counties.