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Duluth 2019 Primary Election Results

With 34 of 34 precincts counted …

Duluth Mayor
(Top two candidates advance to General Election)
Emily Larson – 5,225 | 66.87%
David Nolle – 992 | 12.7%
John Socha – 450 | 5.76%
Daniel Weatherly – 285 | 3.65%
Donald Raihala – 220 | 2.82%
Caleb Anderson – 206 | 2.64%
Jesse Peterson – 193 | 2.47%
Corey Ford – 160 | 2.05%
Doris Queen Lavender – 83 | 1.06%

At-large Duluth City Councilors
(Two positions; top four candidates advance to General Election)
Arik Forsman – 3,570 | 26.87%
Noah Hobbs – 3,313 | 24.94%
Derek Medved – 3,003 | 22.6%
Mike Mayou – 2,338 | 17.6%
Stephen Abernethy – 498 | 3.75%
Nathaniel Rankin – 321 | 2.42%
Matthew William Stewart – 242 | 1.82%

Third District Duluth City Councilor
(Top two candidates advance to General Election)
Roz Randorf – 661 | 47.9%
Theresa O’Halloran-Johnson – 454 | 32.9%
Henry Banks – 185 | 13.41%
Ryan Glenn – 80 | 5.8%

Hey look, a 45-inch Lake Superior trout

Caught by Steven Gotchie and Jordan Korzenowski on Lake Superior, about five miles out from the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Apartment building could replace Robert’s Home Furnishings

Missing Person: Priscilla Joy Sohm

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance with locating Priscilla Joy Sohm, a 25-year-old Native American female who left the At Home Living group home facility in Canosia Township on July 21.

Sohm has a history of leaving the home without permission and was missing for approximately one month in May before being located in Superior. She is described as having black hair, brown eyes, approximately 5 ft. 8 in. tall and weighing 150 pounds.

Anyone with information about Sohm’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division at 218-336-4350.

Aug. 21 Update:

Over the past month Sohm has been in contact with her family, but is unwilling to come home or ask for assistance. She is diagnosed with mental health issues that designate her as vulnerable. She is believed to be accompanied by a friend named Joseph Reynolds.

On Aug. 13, Sohm was observed in Downtown Duluth, however, she was gone before law enforcement could locate her. She is still likely to be in the Duluth/Superior area.

Aug. 23 Update:

Sohm was located and brought to a local hospital by the Hermantown Police Department. She was not far from the Kings Creek Park area of Hermantown. A concerned caller had reported to 911 that people may have been camping in the area. She appeared to be in good health.

Skyline Lanes will remodel, rebrand

Duluth 2019 Primary Election Sample Ballot

The primary ballot is a little thin this year. Duluthians who aren’t in District 3 will only see two offices getting narrowed down. City Council races in the first and fifth districts have just two candidates, as do three school board races, which means they don’t appear on the primary ballot.

Primary Election polls open Aug. 13 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

R.I.P. Bruce Hagen, former Superior mayor

Bruce Hagen died July 26 after a lengthy illness. He was 73. Hagan served as Superior’s mayor from 1975 to 1987, and from 2011 to 2017, when he retired during his fifth term.

Beaner’s Central becomes Wussow’s Concert Cafe

Duluth Flame Nightclub will soon have new owner

R.I.P. Cesar Pelli, architect of UMD’s Weber Music Hall

For Sale: Superior Entry Lighthouse

The U.S. General Services Administration is auctioning off the Superior Entry Lighthouse. So far the top bid on realestatesales.gov is $10,000.

Chris Godsey on Pressroom Podcast

Episode #186 of the Duluth News Tribune’s Pressroom Podcast features Chris Godsey, whose recent essay on Perfect Duluth Day, “Why Some Men Kill Women,” examined men’s violence against women.

R.I.P. Old Town Bar and Restaurant

The Old Town Bar and Restaurant at 2215 E. Second St. in Superior was demolished today. It had been closed since 2013.

Duluth woman asserts right to go topless on Park Point

An incident on Park Point about two weeks ago has raised the question of whether it’s legal for women to be topless on Park Point beaches. Fox 21 reported over the weekend that Duluth photographer Michelle Bennett was “approached by a Duluth officer who didn’t know if he could arrest her” for exposing her breasts in public.

Duluth author part of Jeopardy! clue

What is Lake Superior? According to the television game show Jeopardy! and host Alex Trebek, it’s the place where “the lives of 3 women centuries apart intertwine upon the shores” in Duluth author Danielle Sosin‘s The Long-Shining Waters. The answer/question was part of episode #8030, which aired Friday, July 5, on the CBS network.