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Duluth Minnesota Legal Notices |  Duluth News Box

Notice to the public hearing Please note that the Duluth Economic Development Authority (“DEDA”) will hold a public hearing by telephone or other electronic means on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm or soon thereafter in accordance with Minnesota Statues Section 13D.021 if considered, consider approving a development contract with 521 West 2nd Development, […]

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Notice to the public hearing
Please note that the Duluth Economic Development Authority (“DEDA”) will hold a public hearing by telephone or other electronic means on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm or soon thereafter in accordance with Minnesota Statues Section 13D.021 if considered, consider approving a development contract with 521 West 2nd Development, LLC (developer) for the development of approximately 32 residential units, of which no less than 4 will be made available for rent at or below 60% of the median land income the property, which is legally described as follows:
THIS PART OF THE ODD NUMBERED LOTS 85 TO 95 BLK 28 NLY FROM R / W FROM W 2ND STREET & ELY FROM R / W FROM MESABA BEDS ON THE WORST COR FROM LOT 95 THEN ALONG THE SWLY LINE FROM LOT 95 ON AN ASSIGNED WAREHOUSE FROM N48DEG20 ‘ 33 “W 14.76 FT TO ELY R / W LINE FROM MESABA AVE THEENCE N01DEG40’39” W LONG SAID ELY R / W 103.03 FT THEN N48DEG20’42 “W LONG SAID ELY R / W 9.51 FT THEN N41DEG38 ’24 “E ALONG SAID ELY R / W 55 FT THEN N19DEG19’42” W ALONG SAID ELY R / W 51.47 FT TO SELY R / W LINE OF THE ALLEY IN BLK 28 THEN N41DEG38’24 “E LONG SAID SELY R / W 79 FT THEN S48DEG21 ’01 “E 41.38 FT THEN N47DEG40’58” E 59.25 FT THEN S48DEG 21’07 “E 12.62 FT TO ONLY R / W FROM W 2ND STREET THEN 30.96 FT ALONG ONLY R / W ALONG A NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE CONCAVE WITH A RADIUS OF 259.73 FT, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 06DEG 49’41 “THE CHORD FROM S04DEG18’34” W THEN WEARS S00DEG53’43 “W ONLY R / W 43.58 FT THEN 63.82 FT ONLY R / W ALONG A NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE CONCAVE W WITH A RADIUS OF 183.62 FT A CENTRAL ANGLE FROM 19DEG54’54 “THE CHORD FROM THE S10DEG51’10” W THEN S41DEG38’13 “W 180.69 FT TO PT FROM BEG, DULUTH’S OWN THIRD DIVISION, property tax package number 010-1250-00330.
DEDA will consider providing the Project with a corporate grant in the form of a Tax Increase Financing (“TIF”) of up to $ 1,200,000 from the TIF proceeds from the development of the property described above for up to 26 years.
The public can view the terms of the agreement on DEDA’s website at http://www.duluthdeda.org. All interested parties can follow and attend the public hearing by: http://www.duluthdeda.org/live-meeting punctually at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday 23 June 2021, and submitting written comments to DEDA in prior to the meeting about the DEDA website at http://www.duluthdeda.org/contact-us/ or by email to cfleege@duluthmn.gov and DEDA will decide whether the agreement is advisable.
DEDA’s regular meeting point is the Duluth City Council Chambers at City Hall, 411 West First Street, in Duluth, Minnesota. At this point in time, DEDA board members have no intention of attending the meeting in person; Due to ever evolving restrictions and guidance from state and federal officials and agencies, DEDA directors will attend the meeting remotely by telephone or other electronic means, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.021.
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Notice to the public hearing Please note that the Duluth Economic Development Authority (“DEDA”) will hold a public hearing by telephone or other electronic means on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm or soon thereafter in accordance with Minnesota Statues Section 13D.021 if considered, consider approving a development contract with 521 West 2nd Development, […]

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Notice to the public hearing
Please note that the Duluth Economic Development Authority (“DEDA”) will hold a public hearing by telephone or other electronic means on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm or soon thereafter in accordance with Minnesota Statues Section 13D.021 if considered, consider approving a development contract with 521 West 2nd Development, LLC (developer) for the development of approximately 32 residential units, of which no less than 4 will be made available for rent at or below 60% of the median land income the property, which is legally described as follows:
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DEDA will consider providing the Project with a corporate grant in the form of a Tax Increase Financing (“TIF”) of up to $ 1,200,000 from the TIF proceeds from the development of the property described above for up to 26 years.
The public can view the terms of the agreement on DEDA’s website at http://www.duluthdeda.org. All interested parties can follow and attend the public hearing by: http://www.duluthdeda.org/live-meeting punctually at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday 23 June 2021, and submitting written comments to DEDA in prior to the meeting about the DEDA website at http://www.duluthdeda.org/contact-us/ or by email to cfleege@duluthmn.gov and DEDA will decide whether the agreement is advisable.
DEDA’s regular meeting point is the Duluth City Council Chambers at City Hall, 411 West First Street, in Duluth, Minnesota. At this point in time, DEDA board members have no intention of attending the meeting in person; Due to ever evolving restrictions and guidance from state and federal officials and agencies, DEDA directors will attend the meeting remotely by telephone or other electronic means, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.021.
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Our View: Ethnic studies benefits all students | Editorials

Thumbs up to all students, parents, teachers and school administrators who helped Class of the Year 2020 weather a pandemic at the end of the school year and still graduate with consistent or in some cases even better degrees than last year. The graduation rate of the public schools in Mankato in 2020 increased by […]

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Our View: Ethnic studies benefits all students | Editorials

Thumbs up to all students, parents, teachers and school administrators who helped Class of the Year 2020 weather a pandemic at the end of the school year and still graduate with consistent or in some cases even better degrees than last year.

The graduation rate of the public schools in Mankato in 2020 increased by a whole percentage point compared to 2019 to 88%. The graduation rate in Minnesota rose only slightly, but set a new record of 84%. Mankato East and West High Schools had a 90 percent graduation rate, while the alternative Central High School scored 45 percent.

The graduation gap between white and black students was the best news. With a completion rate of 75% among black students, the gap was closed by 6 percentage points in 2020. This is good progress on an important issue.

Given the adversity the pandemic brought, it is good to see such success. It shows the resilience of those who work in education.

Heat and humidity

Thumbs down on this miserable hot weather so early in the summer that weighs on people, plants and energy savings.

In this record run, producers in the region lose some of their vegetables on the 10-day stretch of 90-degree plus days. Even with additional watering, it’s too hot too soon for many crops, including peas that burn and radishes that germinate prematurely. Newly planted trees, bushes and turf are also felled.

The city of Mankato has put irrigation restrictions in place to conserve water as the hot, dry weather persists. The city pumped more than 8.2 million gallons on Wednesday, almost twice as much as it did on May 9, when the maximum temperature was 63 degrees.

Despite falling humidity and falling high temperatures forecast for this weekend, the relief doesn’t mean we’ll be out of the woods in the long run. Scientists have been warning us for years: These extreme weather patterns are due to global warming.

As we experience the June days pass with a much stronger intensity than we are used to, we should keep in mind that reducing our own energy consumption and saving as much as possible will have a greater effect if we all participate.

Share the vaccination premium

Thumbs up for the Commitment of the Group of Seven – the economic powerhouses of the developed world – this week to provide at least a billion doses of coronavirus vaccines to the less economically fortunate of the planet.

As outlined ahead of the G7 meeting in England, the United States, with a large supply of vaccines and declining vaccination demand, will provide half of the promised doses.

This is much less of a sacrifice by the United States than it appears. The short shelf life of vaccines approved for use in this country makes this a suggestion for use or loss. Better to use the vaccines elsewhere than to let them spoil here on the shelves.

For some G7 members, the allocation of cans for the international effort is indeed a sacrifice. But a global pandemic won’t stop being a pandemic as long as the virus thrives somewhere. Persistent hotspots around the world increase the possibility of variants that could defeat today’s vaccines.

So, yes, the United States will benefit from vaccinating Africa, South America, and Asia. It would also benefit if your own anti-vaccine people rolled up their sleeves and took the sting.

Suffrage

Thumbs down to Republicans in Congress for blocking legislation for full and fair access to voting.

The bill is needed as a number of states with Republican lawmakers and governors are rushing to pass bills that put a number of barriers up for voters. Your motivation is clear: you want to keep as many minorities and disadvantaged voters as possible away from the polls.

Democrats in Congress must continue to work to negotiate a bill that would find enough support to pass.

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Thumbs up to all students, parents, teachers and school administrators who helped Class of the Year 2020 weather a pandemic at the end of the school year and still graduate with consistent or in some cases even better degrees than last year. The graduation rate of the public schools in Mankato in 2020 increased by […]

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Our View: Ethnic studies benefits all students | Editorials

Thumbs up to all students, parents, teachers and school administrators who helped Class of the Year 2020 weather a pandemic at the end of the school year and still graduate with consistent or in some cases even better degrees than last year.

The graduation rate of the public schools in Mankato in 2020 increased by a whole percentage point compared to 2019 to 88%. The graduation rate in Minnesota rose only slightly, but set a new record of 84%. Mankato East and West High Schools had a 90 percent graduation rate, while the alternative Central High School scored 45 percent.

The graduation gap between white and black students was the best news. With a completion rate of 75% among black students, the gap was closed by 6 percentage points in 2020. This is good progress on an important issue.

Given the adversity the pandemic brought, it is good to see such success. It shows the resilience of those who work in education.

Heat and humidity

Thumbs down on this miserable hot weather so early in the summer that weighs on people, plants and energy savings.

In this record run, producers in the region lose some of their vegetables on the 10-day stretch of 90-degree plus days. Even with additional watering, it’s too hot too soon for many crops, including peas that burn and radishes that germinate prematurely. Newly planted trees, bushes and turf are also felled.

The city of Mankato has put irrigation restrictions in place to conserve water as the hot, dry weather persists. The city pumped more than 8.2 million gallons on Wednesday, almost twice as much as it did on May 9, when the maximum temperature was 63 degrees.

Despite falling humidity and falling high temperatures forecast for this weekend, the relief doesn’t mean we’ll be out of the woods in the long run. Scientists have been warning us for years: These extreme weather patterns are due to global warming.

As we experience the June days pass with a much stronger intensity than we are used to, we should keep in mind that reducing our own energy consumption and saving as much as possible will have a greater effect if we all participate.

Share the vaccination premium

Thumbs up for the Commitment of the Group of Seven – the economic powerhouses of the developed world – this week to provide at least a billion doses of coronavirus vaccines to the less economically fortunate of the planet.

As outlined ahead of the G7 meeting in England, the United States, with a large supply of vaccines and declining vaccination demand, will provide half of the promised doses.

This is much less of a sacrifice by the United States than it appears. The short shelf life of vaccines approved for use in this country makes this a suggestion for use or loss. Better to use the vaccines elsewhere than to let them spoil here on the shelves.

For some G7 members, the allocation of cans for the international effort is indeed a sacrifice. But a global pandemic won’t stop being a pandemic as long as the virus thrives somewhere. Persistent hotspots around the world increase the possibility of variants that could defeat today’s vaccines.

So, yes, the United States will benefit from vaccinating Africa, South America, and Asia. It would also benefit if your own anti-vaccine people rolled up their sleeves and took the sting.

Suffrage

Thumbs down to Republicans in Congress for blocking legislation for full and fair access to voting.

The bill is needed as a number of states with Republican lawmakers and governors are rushing to pass bills that put a number of barriers up for voters. Your motivation is clear: you want to keep as many minorities and disadvantaged voters as possible away from the polls.

Democrats in Congress must continue to work to negotiate a bill that would find enough support to pass.

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Baseball: Rox walks past huskies - again

Augustana University’s first baseman, Jordan Barth, had two hits, two runs, two walks, and two RBIs to the St. Cloud. One day after taking advantage of 14 walks, two hit batters and one wild pitch, the Rox (6-4) took advantage of 13 walks, four wild pitches, two hit batters and four Huskies mistakes (3-9). Rox […]

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Baseball: Rox walks past huskies - again

Augustana University’s first baseman, Jordan Barth, had two hits, two runs, two walks, and two RBIs to the St. Cloud.

One day after taking advantage of 14 walks, two hit batters and one wild pitch, the Rox (6-4) took advantage of 13 walks, four wild pitches, two hit batters and four Huskies mistakes (3-9).

Rox Pitching did the rest. Minot State pitcher RJ Martinez allowed three hits and hit seven in six innings, while Noah Myhre pitched the final three innings to complete the shutout.

Charlie Rhee had two hits to spearhead the huskies who will try to get back at the Waterloo Bucks at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday.

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Baseball: Rox walks past huskies - again

Augustana University’s first baseman, Jordan Barth, had two hits, two runs, two walks, and two RBIs to the St. Cloud.

One day after taking advantage of 14 walks, two hit batters and one wild pitch, the Rox (6-4) took advantage of 13 walks, four wild pitches, two hit batters and four Huskies mistakes (3-9).

Rox Pitching did the rest. Minot State pitcher RJ Martinez allowed three hits and hit seven in six innings, while Noah Myhre pitched the final three innings to complete the shutout.

Charlie Rhee had two hits to spearhead the huskies who will try to get back at the Waterloo Bucks at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday.

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Delta Airbus A319

On Thursday June 10th, Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter. The plane gave solar eclipse lovers the opportunity to see the spectacular event in the early hours of the morning, before the airline normally started its scheduled flights from Minneapolis / St. Paul Hub. After seeing the breathtaking experience, the plane returned […]

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Delta Airbus A319

On Thursday June 10th, Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter. The plane gave solar eclipse lovers the opportunity to see the spectacular event in the early hours of the morning, before the airline normally started its scheduled flights from Minneapolis / St. Paul Hub. After seeing the breathtaking experience, the plane returned to Minneapolis.

Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter to see the solar eclipse. Photo: Getty Images

Delta Air Lines flies special Airbus A319 charters

On Thursday morning, Delta Air Lines flew a chartered Airbus A319 with a light load over Canada. Organized by Sky & Telescope magazine, a few dozen lucky eclipse lovers were able to see the annular eclipse after sunrise over southern Canada.

The plane left Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at 3:15 a.m. local time. The plane headed north, over Minnesota, and crossed the Canadian border. The astronomer Glenn Schneider calculated the route. Mr. Schneider has years of experience tracking solar eclipses since the early 1970s. He was on the path of totality 33 times.

According to RadarBox.com, the plane spent three hours and 22 minutes in the air. The A319, registered as N351NB, ended the flight and resumed commercial service with Delta later that evening.

A319The route of the Airbus A319 over Canada. Photo: RadarBox.com

Shortly after sunrise, Delta Line Check Pilot Art Smith tilted the starboard wing of the aircraft slightly. Tilting the wing down enabled the passengers seated on the right side of the plane to experience the annular solar eclipse in its entirety. There were no passengers on the left. The passengers could see the “ring of fire” of the annular solar eclipse.

darknessAn annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and earth. The moon blocks much of the sun, leaving only the sun’s outer ring outside of the moon’s shadow. Photo: Bob King, Sky & Telescope via Delta Air Lines

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Prepare for the flight

For a flight that lasted just over three hours, observing the solar eclipse took just over four minutes.

However, preparing for the flight took a lot of time and training. Pilot Art Smith said the following about training for the flight:

“In order to keep the winglet below the horizon and maintain the desired course, it was determined that we had to fly the aircraft with the autopilot off – which makes it a little more difficult. We ran the profile in the simulator to make sure we had enough rowing authority at 39,000 feet. Once in flight it worked exactly as we found it in the simulator. It was really great, almost spiritual, to see the solar eclipse in its full ring shape. It was really a ring of fire and one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen. “

Delta A319The flight required a lot of planning. Photo: Bob King, Sky & Telescope via Delta Air Lines

The various Delta teams had to coordinate for the special flight. MSP-based employees from Airport Customer Services (ACS), TechOps, In-Flight and others worked to ensure that the flight ran smoothly.

Jeff Hart, General Manager, ACS at MSP, said the following:

“I was lucky enough to be part of this great experience. Due to the complexity of this flight, the MSP team has been planning on for about a month to make sure everything went well. The feedback from everyone on board was exaggerated. Every customer I spoke to raved about the experience of the solar eclipse itself and the flawless execution by the Delta team. “

Landscape charter

Panorama charter flights like these are not uncommon in the aviation industry. The Qantas Supermoon flight in late May is one such example. The Australian airline has also flown a charter to see the impressive southern lights.

Delta A319Delta isn’t the only airline that has operated a special scenic flight to nowhere. Photo: Delta Air Lines

Airlines have been offering sightseeing flights to nowhere since the beginning of the crisis. In regions with severe travel restrictions, airlines like Qantas, Starlux, Fiji Airways and ANA have jumped on the trend of flying to nowhere and have tried to offer passengers the opportunity to soar.

What do you think of such special flights? Should they be done more often? Let us know in the comments!

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Delta Airbus A319

On Thursday June 10th, Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter. The plane gave solar eclipse lovers the opportunity to see the spectacular event in the early hours of the morning, before the airline normally started its scheduled flights from Minneapolis / St. Paul Hub. After seeing the breathtaking experience, the plane returned […]

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Delta Airbus A319

On Thursday June 10th, Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter. The plane gave solar eclipse lovers the opportunity to see the spectacular event in the early hours of the morning, before the airline normally started its scheduled flights from Minneapolis / St. Paul Hub. After seeing the breathtaking experience, the plane returned to Minneapolis.

Delta Air Lines flew a special Airbus A319 charter to see the solar eclipse. Photo: Getty Images

Delta Air Lines flies special Airbus A319 charters

On Thursday morning, Delta Air Lines flew a chartered Airbus A319 with a light load over Canada. Organized by Sky & Telescope magazine, a few dozen lucky eclipse lovers were able to see the annular eclipse after sunrise over southern Canada.

The plane left Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at 3:15 a.m. local time. The plane headed north, over Minnesota, and crossed the Canadian border. The astronomer Glenn Schneider calculated the route. Mr. Schneider has years of experience tracking solar eclipses since the early 1970s. He was on the path of totality 33 times.

According to RadarBox.com, the plane spent three hours and 22 minutes in the air. The A319, registered as N351NB, ended the flight and resumed commercial service with Delta later that evening.

A319The route of the Airbus A319 over Canada. Photo: RadarBox.com

Shortly after sunrise, Delta Line Check Pilot Art Smith tilted the starboard wing of the aircraft slightly. Tilting the wing down enabled the passengers seated on the right side of the plane to experience the annular solar eclipse in its entirety. There were no passengers on the left. The passengers could see the “ring of fire” of the annular solar eclipse.

darknessAn annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and earth. The moon blocks much of the sun, leaving only the sun’s outer ring outside of the moon’s shadow. Photo: Bob King, Sky & Telescope via Delta Air Lines

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Prepare for the flight

For a flight that lasted just over three hours, observing the solar eclipse took just over four minutes.

However, preparing for the flight took a lot of time and training. Pilot Art Smith said the following about training for the flight:

“In order to keep the winglet below the horizon and maintain the desired course, it was determined that we had to fly the aircraft with the autopilot off – which makes it a little more difficult. We ran the profile in the simulator to make sure we had enough rowing authority at 39,000 feet. Once in flight it worked exactly as we found it in the simulator. It was really great, almost spiritual, to see the solar eclipse in its full ring shape. It was really a ring of fire and one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen. “

Delta A319The flight required a lot of planning. Photo: Bob King, Sky & Telescope via Delta Air Lines

The various Delta teams had to coordinate for the special flight. MSP-based employees from Airport Customer Services (ACS), TechOps, In-Flight and others worked to ensure that the flight ran smoothly.

Jeff Hart, General Manager, ACS at MSP, said the following:

“I was lucky enough to be part of this great experience. Due to the complexity of this flight, the MSP team has been planning on for about a month to make sure everything went well. The feedback from everyone on board was exaggerated. Every customer I spoke to raved about the experience of the solar eclipse itself and the flawless execution by the Delta team. “

Landscape charter

Panorama charter flights like these are not uncommon in the aviation industry. The Qantas Supermoon flight in late May is one such example. The Australian airline has also flown a charter to see the impressive southern lights.

Delta A319Delta isn’t the only airline that has operated a special scenic flight to nowhere. Photo: Delta Air Lines

Airlines have been offering sightseeing flights to nowhere since the beginning of the crisis. In regions with severe travel restrictions, airlines like Qantas, Starlux, Fiji Airways and ANA have jumped on the trend of flying to nowhere and have tried to offer passengers the opportunity to soar.

What do you think of such special flights? Should they be done more often? Let us know in the comments!

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Border Patrol Arrests Over 100 in a Stash House

The evenings’s note-worthy report.  In a joint law enforcement effort, Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Laredo Police Department (LPD) worked together to shut down an alleged stash house that contained a large group of individuals being guarded by smugglers in south Laredo. The incident occurred during the morning of June 10 […]

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Border Patrol Arrests Over 100 in a Stash House

The evenings’s note-worthy report.

 In a joint law enforcement effort, Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Laredo Police Department (LPD) worked together to shut down an alleged stash house that contained a large group of individuals being guarded by smugglers in south Laredo.

The incident occurred during the morning of June 10 when over 100 undocumented individuals were found inside the alleged stash house.  The individuals were identified as nationals of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

All the undocumented individuals were taken into custody for further investigation.  None of the individuals were wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) and all were medically screened.

The smuggling and housing of large groups of individuals in stash houses has not been deterred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Stash house incidents such as this pose a threat not only to the people exploited by human smuggling but also to the people and safety of our Nation.

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The evenings’s note-worthy report.  In a joint law enforcement effort, Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Laredo Police Department (LPD) worked together to shut down an alleged stash house that contained a large group of individuals being guarded by smugglers in south Laredo. The incident occurred during the morning of June 10 […]

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Border Patrol Arrests Over 100 in a Stash House

The evenings’s note-worthy report.

 In a joint law enforcement effort, Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Laredo Police Department (LPD) worked together to shut down an alleged stash house that contained a large group of individuals being guarded by smugglers in south Laredo.

The incident occurred during the morning of June 10 when over 100 undocumented individuals were found inside the alleged stash house.  The individuals were identified as nationals of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

All the undocumented individuals were taken into custody for further investigation.  None of the individuals were wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) and all were medically screened.

The smuggling and housing of large groups of individuals in stash houses has not been deterred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Stash house incidents such as this pose a threat not only to the people exploited by human smuggling but also to the people and safety of our Nation.

Take a stand against these criminal organizations and other potentially dangerous acts by reporting suspicious activity in our neighborhoods

Comparing Pandora and Eve

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Bob is considered one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century. In his 60-year musical career, he has become an important figure in popular culture and remains in the same position after so many years. His music became […]

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Bob is considered one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century. In his 60-year musical career, he has become an important figure in popular culture and remains in the same position after so many years. His music became the anthem of the youth because of its undeniable social and political significance.

Bob Dylan emerged as a young folk rock singer after signing his first recording deal in 1961. With his original and impressive voice, he soon became very popular. Dylan toured the world and delighted his international fans. The iconic musician has received Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe Awards as well as the most prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his great work.

Early life

Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. His parents were Abram and Beatrice Zimmerman. He has a brother and they both grew up in the hibbing community. They studied and graduated from Hibbing High School in 1959.

From a young age he was very interested in music. Inspired by legends like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Little Richard, he formed several bands in his early days such as Golden Chords and another where he performed under the stage name Elston Gunn. His real name is Robert Allen Zimmerman, and he took the name Bob Dillon while performing country and folk songs in cafes while studying at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Although many think the name was inspired by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, the artist said it was actually formed after the main character from the TV series “Gunsmoke”.

Bob DylanBob Dylan 1968, Woodstock, USA. Photo by Elliott Landy / Magnum

Early musical career

Dylan decided to drop out of college in 1960 and move to New York because he wanted to visit his idol, his favorite musician, famous folk singer Woody Guthrie, who was struggling with a rare hereditary disease of the nervous system and was hospitalized. He often visited Gutherie in the hospital. Soon he started going to the folk clubs and coffeehouses of Greenwich Village. There he made the acquaintance of many musicians. He used to write songs so quickly it amazed everyone. There he wrote his tribute song to his idol called “Song to Woody”.

In 1961 he was signed to Columbia Records and legally changed his last name to Dylan. His first album, ‘Bob Dylan’, was released in 1962. It contained two original songs and covers of various folk and blues songs. It showed his hypnotic singing, which earned him great recognition and popularity.

Dylan released his next album, The Freewheelin, in 1963, which took his popularity to the next level. The songs’ Blowin ‘in the Wind’ and ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ became the most memorable folk songs of the decade. His exceptional songwriting skills were demonstrated on his next album “The Times They Are A-Changing”. It became the mouthpiece of the protest movement of the 1960s.

During his romantic relationship with one of the movement’s greatest figures, Joan Baez, he wrote many of her songs and she helped him step into the spotlight by performing him at her concerts. Until 1964 he performed 200 concerts a year. At that time he tried to break the monotony of his folk-singer-songwriter personality and the protest movement. His 1964 album “Another Side of Bob Dylan” featured more personal creations that were less political and more emotional.

Bob Dylan

A new picture

When he began to turn to electrical instrumentation with his album “Bringing It All Back Home” in 1965, many of his fans did not support him. His next album, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ in 1965, featured his groundbreaking rock hit ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ and showcased his exceptionally innovative talent.

Over the next three years he kept inventing new and refreshing melodies that broaden his musical horizons. His next two albums “John Wesley Harding” and “Nashville Skyline” showed his gentler side. His other two albums ‘Tarantula’ and ‘Self-Portrait’ were also loved by audiences. He appeared in and wrote the soundtrack for the film ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’. The song ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door ‘became a huge hit and is still loved by today’s generation.

Back to touring

After recovering from a serious accident, Dylan went across the country with his band The Band in 1974. The tour was completely sold out. His album ‘Planet Waves’ with the band was his first number 1 album. His next albums “Blood on the Tracks” and “Desire” also became number 1 hits.

After breaking up with his wife, Sara Lowndes, he was devastated. He even tried to win her back with the song “Sara” from “Desire”, but failed. Then in 1979 he announced that he was a born again Christian. His album “Slow Train Coming” was Protestant and earned him his first Grammy.

In 1980 he began touring again with fellow musicians Heartbreakers, Grateful Dead and Tom Petty. In 1982 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1994 he returned to songwriting with his album “World Gone Wrong”, for which he won the Grammy Award for the best traditional folk album.

In 1989 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 1997 he was the first rock musician to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. His album “Time Out of Mind” won three Grammys in 1997 and made history with it. For his song “Things Have Changed” from the film “Wonder Boys” from 2000 he won the Golden Globe Award and an Oscar.

Bob DylanFile photo dated 3/7/10 shows Bob Dylan on stage at the Hop Farm Festival, Paddock Wood, Kent. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller / PA Wire URN: 56989576 (Press Association via AP Images)

Current work

Dylan released the album Modern Times in 2006, which topped the charts the next month. In 2009 he released another studio album, “Together Through Life”. His next album “The Witmark” was released in 2010. In September 2012 he released another love album called “Bob Dylan In Concert-Brandeis University 1963”. In 2016 he released his 37-record studio album “Fallen Angels” and a year later his three-CD album “Triplicate” with songs like “As Time Goes By”, “Stormy Weather” and “The Best”. Has yet to be done ‘.

Dylan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then President Barack Obama in 2012. He was also recognized for his exceptional articulation skills and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. It was the first time that a musician had received the award. He is also the first American to receive the post-Toni Morrison award in 1993.

He released the box set of ‘Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981’ in 2017 and became the talk of the town. It has since been revealed that the Greenwich Village recording studio where he used to make music has been converted into a luxury apartment. The cost of the lofts is slated to start at $ 12,500 per month. Shortly thereafter, the door to the room in the Chelsea Hotel he had lived in was auctioned for $ 100,000.

He was featured together with others in the EP “Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined” in 2018. He launched his own whiskey brand, Heaven’s Door Spirit, which sparked controversy after Heaven Hill Distillery filed a trademark infringement lawsuit.

In 2020 Dylan released a new song, “Murder Most Foul,” which tells the story of the murder of John F. Kennedy. The song was 17 minutes long and was a nice surprise for the fans.

Bob Dylan

Personal life

Dylan was dating Joan Baez in 1963. He was also linked to gospel singer Mavis Staples and even wanted to marry her, although it never happened. In 1965 he married Sara Lowndes and had four children with her, Anna, Jesse, Jakob and Samuel. They divorced in 1977, leaving him heartbroken. He adopted their daughter Maria from a previous marriage. His son Jacob became the lead singer for the rock band The Wallflowers in the 1990s. Jesse Byron Dylan became a film director and successful businessman.

In 1986, Dylan married Carolyn Dennis, who was his backup singer. They have a daughter named Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan. They divorced in 1992. The marriage and daughter were a mystery until they were revealed in the book Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan.

Other notable works

Dylan’s talent isn’t just limited to making music. He is an excellent visual artist. He has used his incredible paintings as the cover of his albums ‘Planet Waves’ and ‘Self Portraits’. His works of art have been exhibited all over the world. He has published many books with his drawings and paintings.

In 2004 he published his biography as a memoir series from three books entitled “Chronicles: Volume One”. In 2005 a documentary entitled “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan” was released, which contains his first full interview in 20 years. It revealed many unknown facts about him and his music. Directed by Martin Scorsese. A 160-foot-wide mural of Dylan by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra was unveiled in downtown Minneapolis in 2015.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Bob is considered one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century. In his 60-year musical career, he has become an important figure in popular culture and remains in the same position after so many years. His music became […]

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Bob is considered one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century. In his 60-year musical career, he has become an important figure in popular culture and remains in the same position after so many years. His music became the anthem of the youth because of its undeniable social and political significance.

Bob Dylan emerged as a young folk rock singer after signing his first recording deal in 1961. With his original and impressive voice, he soon became very popular. Dylan toured the world and delighted his international fans. The iconic musician has received Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe Awards as well as the most prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his great work.

Early life

Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. His parents were Abram and Beatrice Zimmerman. He has a brother and they both grew up in the hibbing community. They studied and graduated from Hibbing High School in 1959.

From a young age he was very interested in music. Inspired by legends like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Little Richard, he formed several bands in his early days such as Golden Chords and another where he performed under the stage name Elston Gunn. His real name is Robert Allen Zimmerman, and he took the name Bob Dillon while performing country and folk songs in cafes while studying at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Although many think the name was inspired by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, the artist said it was actually formed after the main character from the TV series “Gunsmoke”.

Bob DylanBob Dylan 1968, Woodstock, USA. Photo by Elliott Landy / Magnum

Early musical career

Dylan decided to drop out of college in 1960 and move to New York because he wanted to visit his idol, his favorite musician, famous folk singer Woody Guthrie, who was struggling with a rare hereditary disease of the nervous system and was hospitalized. He often visited Gutherie in the hospital. Soon he started going to the folk clubs and coffeehouses of Greenwich Village. There he made the acquaintance of many musicians. He used to write songs so quickly it amazed everyone. There he wrote his tribute song to his idol called “Song to Woody”.

In 1961 he was signed to Columbia Records and legally changed his last name to Dylan. His first album, ‘Bob Dylan’, was released in 1962. It contained two original songs and covers of various folk and blues songs. It showed his hypnotic singing, which earned him great recognition and popularity.

Dylan released his next album, The Freewheelin, in 1963, which took his popularity to the next level. The songs’ Blowin ‘in the Wind’ and ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ became the most memorable folk songs of the decade. His exceptional songwriting skills were demonstrated on his next album “The Times They Are A-Changing”. It became the mouthpiece of the protest movement of the 1960s.

During his romantic relationship with one of the movement’s greatest figures, Joan Baez, he wrote many of her songs and she helped him step into the spotlight by performing him at her concerts. Until 1964 he performed 200 concerts a year. At that time he tried to break the monotony of his folk-singer-songwriter personality and the protest movement. His 1964 album “Another Side of Bob Dylan” featured more personal creations that were less political and more emotional.

Bob Dylan

A new picture

When he began to turn to electrical instrumentation with his album “Bringing It All Back Home” in 1965, many of his fans did not support him. His next album, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ in 1965, featured his groundbreaking rock hit ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ and showcased his exceptionally innovative talent.

Over the next three years he kept inventing new and refreshing melodies that broaden his musical horizons. His next two albums “John Wesley Harding” and “Nashville Skyline” showed his gentler side. His other two albums ‘Tarantula’ and ‘Self-Portrait’ were also loved by audiences. He appeared in and wrote the soundtrack for the film ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’. The song ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door ‘became a huge hit and is still loved by today’s generation.

Back to touring

After recovering from a serious accident, Dylan went across the country with his band The Band in 1974. The tour was completely sold out. His album ‘Planet Waves’ with the band was his first number 1 album. His next albums “Blood on the Tracks” and “Desire” also became number 1 hits.

After breaking up with his wife, Sara Lowndes, he was devastated. He even tried to win her back with the song “Sara” from “Desire”, but failed. Then in 1979 he announced that he was a born again Christian. His album “Slow Train Coming” was Protestant and earned him his first Grammy.

In 1980 he began touring again with fellow musicians Heartbreakers, Grateful Dead and Tom Petty. In 1982 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1994 he returned to songwriting with his album “World Gone Wrong”, for which he won the Grammy Award for the best traditional folk album.

In 1989 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 1997 he was the first rock musician to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. His album “Time Out of Mind” won three Grammys in 1997 and made history with it. For his song “Things Have Changed” from the film “Wonder Boys” from 2000 he won the Golden Globe Award and an Oscar.

Bob DylanFile photo dated 3/7/10 shows Bob Dylan on stage at the Hop Farm Festival, Paddock Wood, Kent. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller / PA Wire URN: 56989576 (Press Association via AP Images)

Current work

Dylan released the album Modern Times in 2006, which topped the charts the next month. In 2009 he released another studio album, “Together Through Life”. His next album “The Witmark” was released in 2010. In September 2012 he released another love album called “Bob Dylan In Concert-Brandeis University 1963”. In 2016 he released his 37-record studio album “Fallen Angels” and a year later his three-CD album “Triplicate” with songs like “As Time Goes By”, “Stormy Weather” and “The Best”. Has yet to be done ‘.

Dylan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then President Barack Obama in 2012. He was also recognized for his exceptional articulation skills and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. It was the first time that a musician had received the award. He is also the first American to receive the post-Toni Morrison award in 1993.

He released the box set of ‘Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981’ in 2017 and became the talk of the town. It has since been revealed that the Greenwich Village recording studio where he used to make music has been converted into a luxury apartment. The cost of the lofts is slated to start at $ 12,500 per month. Shortly thereafter, the door to the room in the Chelsea Hotel he had lived in was auctioned for $ 100,000.

He was featured together with others in the EP “Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined” in 2018. He launched his own whiskey brand, Heaven’s Door Spirit, which sparked controversy after Heaven Hill Distillery filed a trademark infringement lawsuit.

In 2020 Dylan released a new song, “Murder Most Foul,” which tells the story of the murder of John F. Kennedy. The song was 17 minutes long and was a nice surprise for the fans.

Bob Dylan

Personal life

Dylan was dating Joan Baez in 1963. He was also linked to gospel singer Mavis Staples and even wanted to marry her, although it never happened. In 1965 he married Sara Lowndes and had four children with her, Anna, Jesse, Jakob and Samuel. They divorced in 1977, leaving him heartbroken. He adopted their daughter Maria from a previous marriage. His son Jacob became the lead singer for the rock band The Wallflowers in the 1990s. Jesse Byron Dylan became a film director and successful businessman.

In 1986, Dylan married Carolyn Dennis, who was his backup singer. They have a daughter named Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan. They divorced in 1992. The marriage and daughter were a mystery until they were revealed in the book Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan.

Other notable works

Dylan’s talent isn’t just limited to making music. He is an excellent visual artist. He has used his incredible paintings as the cover of his albums ‘Planet Waves’ and ‘Self Portraits’. His works of art have been exhibited all over the world. He has published many books with his drawings and paintings.

In 2004 he published his biography as a memoir series from three books entitled “Chronicles: Volume One”. In 2005 a documentary entitled “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan” was released, which contains his first full interview in 20 years. It revealed many unknown facts about him and his music. Directed by Martin Scorsese. A 160-foot-wide mural of Dylan by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra was unveiled in downtown Minneapolis in 2015.

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West can't find clutch hit in section loss to Marshall | Local Sports

NEW ULM – On Tuesday, the Mankato West Hitters were frustrated with only two hits and a 6-2 loss to Marshall in the winners’ class final of the Section 2AAA baseball tournament, unable to generate much offensive. On Friday, in an indispensable rematch against Marshall, it was another frustration caused by the inability to get […]

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West can't find clutch hit in section loss to Marshall | Local Sports

NEW ULM – On Tuesday, the Mankato West Hitters were frustrated with only two hits and a 6-2 loss to Marshall in the winners’ class final of the Section 2AAA baseball tournament, unable to generate much offensive.

On Friday, in an indispensable rematch against Marshall, it was another frustration caused by the inability to get a clutch hit in time despite heavy traffic on the bases.

“I think we had five chances with pursuers in third place and two outs, but I have to acknowledge Marshall,” said West coach Sam Stier. “Your pitchers kept us down.”

The Scarlets (21-3) had to win twice on Friday to take the section title and a place in the state tournament, and had only four hits in a 2-1 loss to Marshall at Johnson Park, but many base runners.

“This one was much more frustrating,” said senior outfielder Max Goertzen. “We had a lot of balls hit hard, but we couldn’t do anything with them. We were hoping one would fall, but it wasn’t going our way.”

West’s first base runner came in the third inning when Wyant Fowlds scored a one-out mistake, but the Scarlets left the runners in second and third places.

In the fourth, Nic Cook had West’s first hit by blowing up a two-out double that hopped in the left field fence, but he only made it to third base.

Fowlds started the fifth single, the first time West had brought the lead-off batter on board in 12 innings in the tournament against Marshall, but he was also stranded.

“We worked a lot on the strokes in the last three days, but it was bad timing for a slump in the stroke,” said Goertzen.

West had his best chance in the sixth inning. Louis Magers had an infield hit, Jacob Maes was pitched and Hayden Mellen went to load the bases with an out, but a groundout and flyball to the right ended the threat with the Scarlets still having one down.

“It just takes one big hit,” said Taurus. “We hit some balls hard, but sometimes that’s baseball.”

Marshall added an insurance run in the sixth that matched West in the top of the seventh. Ryan Haley left and eventually scored on Magers’ single.

West, however, stranded another runner, nine for the game.

“It’s tough,” said Goertzen. “We were rated # 1 in the state and you can imagine having a chance to go to the state and win it all. These guys are going to be good again next year. All you have to do is hold your head up and.” Play baseball. “

Zander Dittbenner threw up an entire game, giving up four hits and three walks with 11 strikeouts.

“It was a good baseball game,” said Taurus. “Two good teams, probably the top eight in the state. Now we wish Marshall all the best and go into the next year. This senior group has delivered a good lead that is now falling on the juniors.”

The state tournament is Tuesday and Wednesday in Jordan.

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West can't find clutch hit in section loss to Marshall | Local Sports

NEW ULM – On Tuesday, the Mankato West Hitters were frustrated with only two hits and a 6-2 loss to Marshall in the winners’ class final of the Section 2AAA baseball tournament, unable to generate much offensive. On Friday, in an indispensable rematch against Marshall, it was another frustration caused by the inability to get […]

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West can't find clutch hit in section loss to Marshall | Local Sports

NEW ULM – On Tuesday, the Mankato West Hitters were frustrated with only two hits and a 6-2 loss to Marshall in the winners’ class final of the Section 2AAA baseball tournament, unable to generate much offensive.

On Friday, in an indispensable rematch against Marshall, it was another frustration caused by the inability to get a clutch hit in time despite heavy traffic on the bases.

“I think we had five chances with pursuers in third place and two outs, but I have to acknowledge Marshall,” said West coach Sam Stier. “Your pitchers kept us down.”

The Scarlets (21-3) had to win twice on Friday to take the section title and a place in the state tournament, and had only four hits in a 2-1 loss to Marshall at Johnson Park, but many base runners.

“This one was much more frustrating,” said senior outfielder Max Goertzen. “We had a lot of balls hit hard, but we couldn’t do anything with them. We were hoping one would fall, but it wasn’t going our way.”

West’s first base runner came in the third inning when Wyant Fowlds scored a one-out mistake, but the Scarlets left the runners in second and third places.

In the fourth, Nic Cook had West’s first hit by blowing up a two-out double that hopped in the left field fence, but he only made it to third base.

Fowlds started the fifth single, the first time West had brought the lead-off batter on board in 12 innings in the tournament against Marshall, but he was also stranded.

“We worked a lot on the strokes in the last three days, but it was bad timing for a slump in the stroke,” said Goertzen.

West had his best chance in the sixth inning. Louis Magers had an infield hit, Jacob Maes was pitched and Hayden Mellen went to load the bases with an out, but a groundout and flyball to the right ended the threat with the Scarlets still having one down.

“It just takes one big hit,” said Taurus. “We hit some balls hard, but sometimes that’s baseball.”

Marshall added an insurance run in the sixth that matched West in the top of the seventh. Ryan Haley left and eventually scored on Magers’ single.

West, however, stranded another runner, nine for the game.

“It’s tough,” said Goertzen. “We were rated # 1 in the state and you can imagine having a chance to go to the state and win it all. These guys are going to be good again next year. All you have to do is hold your head up and.” Play baseball. “

Zander Dittbenner threw up an entire game, giving up four hits and three walks with 11 strikeouts.

“It was a good baseball game,” said Taurus. “Two good teams, probably the top eight in the state. Now we wish Marshall all the best and go into the next year. This senior group has delivered a good lead that is now falling on the juniors.”

The state tournament is Tuesday and Wednesday in Jordan.

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Five Duluth area student competing in National History Day competition

This is the first time that 5 students from 5 separate projects have entered the national competition; only 0.004% of all Minnesota History Day students reach national. All five students and their teachers gathered in Duluth East on Friday afternoon to commemorate the achievement. The students and their projects are: Natalie Miller of Duluth East […]

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Five Duluth area student competing in National History Day competition

This is the first time that 5 students from 5 separate projects have entered the national competition; only 0.004% of all Minnesota History Day students reach national.

All five students and their teachers gathered in Duluth East on Friday afternoon to commemorate the achievement.

The students and their projects are:

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Five Duluth area student competing in National History Day competition

This is the first time that 5 students from 5 separate projects have entered the national competition; only 0.004% of all Minnesota History Day students reach national. All five students and their teachers gathered in Duluth East on Friday afternoon to commemorate the achievement. The students and their projects are: Natalie Miller of Duluth East […]

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Five Duluth area student competing in National History Day competition

This is the first time that 5 students from 5 separate projects have entered the national competition; only 0.004% of all Minnesota History Day students reach national.

All five students and their teachers gathered in Duluth East on Friday afternoon to commemorate the achievement.

The students and their projects are:

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Body of missing Minnesota Marine found off coast of Okinawa

The body of a Minnesota marine who was missing while swimming off the Okinawa coast on Sunday was found. Lance Kpl. According to an update on the GoFundMe page set up to support his family, the body of Eric John Niss-de Jesus was found on Wednesday. The Mountain Lake High School graduate was swimming with […]

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Body of missing Minnesota Marine found off coast of Okinawa

The body of a Minnesota marine who was missing while swimming off the Okinawa coast on Sunday was found.

Lance Kpl. According to an update on the GoFundMe page set up to support his family, the body of Eric John Niss-de Jesus was found on Wednesday. The Mountain Lake High School graduate was swimming with three other Marines when the group caught a current on Sunday. The three other marines made it back to shore safely, but Niss-de Jesus wasn’t among them.

“It was with a heavy heart that we received the news today that they had found our boy,” the Marine family said in an update on the GoFundMe site. “It’s not the result we wanted so much, but we’re still happy in God that he found our Eric and that he is coming home.”

Niss-de Jesus graduated from Mountain Lake High School in 2015 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019. Before graduating from U of M, he joined the Marines and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

According to Facebook updates, the body of Niss-de Jesus is due to arrive in Oahu, Hawaii on Saturday morning and the family are making arrangements to bring him to Minnesota within the next week. The family is looking for Niss-de Jesus from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport back to Mountain Lake in southern Minnesota.

Cottonwood Counties also gather to organize a tribute event to welcome the fallen naval house. Details are tentative, but organizers hope to line Hwy 169 and Hwy 60 and work with local veteran service bureaus as well as American Legion and VFW posts.

“Eric John is truly a wonderful young man who always puts everyone else’s needs before his own,” said Kay Gohr, Legal Secretary for Cottonwood County, on a Facebook post. “His constant smile was always the first thing I noticed when I saw him. I was blessed to know him personally. “

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Body of missing Minnesota Marine found off coast of Okinawa

The body of a Minnesota marine who was missing while swimming off the Okinawa coast on Sunday was found. Lance Kpl. According to an update on the GoFundMe page set up to support his family, the body of Eric John Niss-de Jesus was found on Wednesday. The Mountain Lake High School graduate was swimming with […]

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Body of missing Minnesota Marine found off coast of Okinawa

The body of a Minnesota marine who was missing while swimming off the Okinawa coast on Sunday was found.

Lance Kpl. According to an update on the GoFundMe page set up to support his family, the body of Eric John Niss-de Jesus was found on Wednesday. The Mountain Lake High School graduate was swimming with three other Marines when the group caught a current on Sunday. The three other marines made it back to shore safely, but Niss-de Jesus wasn’t among them.

“It was with a heavy heart that we received the news today that they had found our boy,” the Marine family said in an update on the GoFundMe site. “It’s not the result we wanted so much, but we’re still happy in God that he found our Eric and that he is coming home.”

Niss-de Jesus graduated from Mountain Lake High School in 2015 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019. Before graduating from U of M, he joined the Marines and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

According to Facebook updates, the body of Niss-de Jesus is due to arrive in Oahu, Hawaii on Saturday morning and the family are making arrangements to bring him to Minnesota within the next week. The family is looking for Niss-de Jesus from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport back to Mountain Lake in southern Minnesota.

Cottonwood Counties also gather to organize a tribute event to welcome the fallen naval house. Details are tentative, but organizers hope to line Hwy 169 and Hwy 60 and work with local veteran service bureaus as well as American Legion and VFW posts.

“Eric John is truly a wonderful young man who always puts everyone else’s needs before his own,” said Kay Gohr, Legal Secretary for Cottonwood County, on a Facebook post. “His constant smile was always the first thing I noticed when I saw him. I was blessed to know him personally. “

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The vision of the city's press bar should be a new approach

Seventeen months ago, the location of the press bar was practically a hot zone. The well-known nightspot on the corner of St. Germain Street and Fifth Avenue in downtown St. Cloud – a site that originally began as the city’s post office – burned to the ground in a suspected arson that nearly took neighboring […]

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The vision of the city's press bar should be a new approach

Seventeen months ago, the location of the press bar was practically a hot zone. The well-known nightspot on the corner of St. Germain Street and Fifth Avenue in downtown St. Cloud – a site that originally began as the city’s post office – burned to the ground in a suspected arson that nearly took neighboring buildings with it low.

Seventeen months ago, the editorial board requested a vision from city guides and the community to ensure that the next steps for the site move downtown St. Cloud forward.

Although the details are still thin, it looks like a vision is coming into focus. The city of St. Cloud wants to buy half of the site, an undisclosed other entity is negotiating the other half.

The city’s stated intent is for green spaces on its part of the country, an idea we wholeheartedly support as a much-needed addition to the city’s downtown area, where – even with the brave flower-planting efforts of business groups – some respite from hardscaping would be warmly welcomed.

We challenge the city, downtown business leaders, art and community group leaders, and residents to think outside the box. In the heart of our inner city, there is the potential for green spaces to become a real draw for locals and visitors if the space is designed to be attractive and inviting for many different uses and users and not optimized for one or two.

Communities around the world have managed to create “pocket parks” that are useful for small concerts as well as street markets and are attractive as a cool, inviting place to put a blanket and read a book on the date or watch the world go by .

Downtown St. Cloud is a welcoming place that is home to some of the best that Central Minnesota has to offer. Forward-looking food options and jobs are here. It is a center for visual and performing arts. It is the doorstep of thousands of foreigners who use the convention center each year.

Downtown deserves an outside space to meet various community needs through great design and forward thinking land use. Parking lots that have served as venues for vacation markets and more are a soulless option that certainly worked. But we can simply improve “it works” by envisioning a multipurpose space that meets many needs for many different St. Cloud residents.

It’s time for something new. Let’s surprise you.

– This is the opinion of the Times Editorial Committee, composed of News Director Lisa Schwarz and Content Coach Anna Haecherl.

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The vision of the city's press bar should be a new approach

Seventeen months ago, the location of the press bar was practically a hot zone. The well-known nightspot on the corner of St. Germain Street and Fifth Avenue in downtown St. Cloud – a site that originally began as the city’s post office – burned to the ground in a suspected arson that nearly took neighboring […]

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The vision of the city's press bar should be a new approach

Seventeen months ago, the location of the press bar was practically a hot zone. The well-known nightspot on the corner of St. Germain Street and Fifth Avenue in downtown St. Cloud – a site that originally began as the city’s post office – burned to the ground in a suspected arson that nearly took neighboring buildings with it low.

Seventeen months ago, the editorial board requested a vision from city guides and the community to ensure that the next steps for the site move downtown St. Cloud forward.

Although the details are still thin, it looks like a vision is coming into focus. The city of St. Cloud wants to buy half of the site, an undisclosed other entity is negotiating the other half.

The city’s stated intent is for green spaces on its part of the country, an idea we wholeheartedly support as a much-needed addition to the city’s downtown area, where – even with the brave flower-planting efforts of business groups – some respite from hardscaping would be warmly welcomed.

We challenge the city, downtown business leaders, art and community group leaders, and residents to think outside the box. In the heart of our inner city, there is the potential for green spaces to become a real draw for locals and visitors if the space is designed to be attractive and inviting for many different uses and users and not optimized for one or two.

Communities around the world have managed to create “pocket parks” that are useful for small concerts as well as street markets and are attractive as a cool, inviting place to put a blanket and read a book on the date or watch the world go by .

Downtown St. Cloud is a welcoming place that is home to some of the best that Central Minnesota has to offer. Forward-looking food options and jobs are here. It is a center for visual and performing arts. It is the doorstep of thousands of foreigners who use the convention center each year.

Downtown deserves an outside space to meet various community needs through great design and forward thinking land use. Parking lots that have served as venues for vacation markets and more are a soulless option that certainly worked. But we can simply improve “it works” by envisioning a multipurpose space that meets many needs for many different St. Cloud residents.

It’s time for something new. Let’s surprise you.

– This is the opinion of the Times Editorial Committee, composed of News Director Lisa Schwarz and Content Coach Anna Haecherl.

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