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Lake Avenue Café named “Best Restaurant Worth the Drive” by City Pages

City Pages‘ “Best of the Twin Cities” issue came out on Wednesday. Lake Avenue Café in Duluth took honors for “Best Restaurant Worth the Drive.”

Last Place on Earth raided

JimCarlsonAt 1:02 p.m. today Duluth Police executed a search warrant at the Last Place On Earth, a head shop at 120 E. Superior St.

According to police, the search warrant is part of an ongoing investigation into the sale of “illegal synthetic marijuana,” and Last Place will remain closed until investigators have cleared the scene.

No arrests have been made, so whether illegal products were being sold along with legal ones is yet to be determined.

Designer drugs were the subject of cover stories in the Duluth News Tribune and Star Tribune on Sunday.

DNT: Synthetic drugs bring new rush hour to downtown Duluth
Strib: Bath salts hit U.S. ‘like a freight train’

Duluth 2010 General Election Results

With all precincts reporting, here are the statewide numbers for Minnesota races related to Duluth and St. Louis County:

FEDERAL OFFICE

United States Representative, Minnesota District 8
Chip Cravaack — 133,490 | 48%
James L. Oberstar — 129,091 | 47%
Timothy Olson — 11,876 | 4%
Richard (George) Burton — 2,492 | 1%

STATE OFFICES

Minnesota State Senator for District 7
Roger J. Reinert — 19,545 | 73%
Rilla Debot Opelt — 7,268 | 27%

Minnesota State Representative for District 6B
Mary Murphy — 9,870 | 61%
Keith MacDonald — 6,408 | 39%

Minnesota State Representative for District 7A
Thomas Huntley — 10,080 | 65%
Carinda Horton — 5,469 | 35%

Minnesota State Representative for District 7B
Kerry Gauthier — 7,470 | 67%
Travis Silvers — 2,475 | 22%
Tony Salls — 1,230 | 11%

Minnesota Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Mark Dayton & Yvonne Prettner Solon — 919,232 | 44%
Tom Emmer & Annette T. Meeks — 910,462 | 43%
Tom Horner & James A. Mulder — 251,487 | 12%
Chris Wright & Edwin H. Engelmann — 7,516 | 0%
Farheen Hakeem & Dan Dittmann — 6,188 | 0%
Ken Pentel and Erin Wallace — 6,180 | 0%
Linda S. Eno & Howard B. Hanson — 4,092 | 0%

Minnesota Secretary of State
Mark Ritchie — 999,382 | 49%
Dan “Doc” Severson — 928,913 | 46%
Jual Carlson — 105,675 | 5%

Minnesota State Auditor
Rebecca Otto — 981,822 | 48%
Patricia “Pat” Anderson — 956,339 | 47%
Annie Young — 54,154 | 3%
Kenny Kalligher — 35,548 | 2%

Minnesota Attorney General
Lori Swanson — 1,075,536 | 53%
Chris Barden — 839,033 | 41%
Bill Dahn — 102,865 | 5%
David J. Hoch — 14,040 | 1%

COUNTY OFFICES

St. Louis County Commissioner for District 1 (Duluth area)
Frank Jewell — 6,424 | 69%
Dennis Fink — 2,854 | 31%

St. Louis County Commissioner for District 4 (Ely area)
Mike Forsman — 7,509 | 57%
Christina Hujanen — 5,656 | 43%

St. Louis County Commissioner for Dist. 6 (Virginia area)
Keith Nelson — 6,921 | 56%
Lorrie Janatopoulos — 5,450 | 44%

St. Louis County Commissioner for Dist. 7 (Hibbing area)
Steve Rauker — 9,645 | 98%

St. Louis County Auditor
Donald Dicklich — 67,205 | 99%

St. Louis County Sheriff
Ross Litman — 66,700 | 99%

St. Louis County Attorney
Mark Rubin — 42,591 | 54%
Melanie Ford — 36,154 | 46%

South St. Louis County Soil and Water Supervisor, Dist. 2
Marcia Stromgren — 36,080 | 99%

South St. Louis County Soil and Water Supervisor, Dist. 3
Albert L. Moline — 35,318 | 99%

South St. Louis County Soil and Water Supervisor, Dist. 5
Debra L. Taylor — 20,405 | 58%
John Pastor — 14,739 | 42%

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION — I.S.D #709 (DULUTH)

Approval of School District Bond Issue
No — 20,612 | 64%
Yes — 11,362 | 36%

JUDICIAL OFFICES

Minnesota Supreme Court 2 Associate Justice
Helen Meyer — 932,860 | 58%
Greg Wersal — 672,034 | 42%

Minnesota Supreme Court 5 Associate Justice
Christopher Dietzen — 1,242,070 | 99%

Minnesota Supreme Court 6 Associate Justice
Alan C. Page — 1,073,723 | 63%
Tim Tingelstad — 619,701 | 37%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 2 Judge
Natalie E. Hudson — 1,225,427 | 99%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 3 Judge
David Minge — 1,224,671 | 99%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 4 Judge
Wilhelmina (Mimi) Wright — 1,207,287 | 99%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 5 Judge
Louise Dovre Bjorkman — 1,198,853 | 99%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 11 Judge
Michelle A. Larkin — 1,199,342 | 99%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 13 Judge
Randolph W. Peterson — 835,213 | 57%
Roxann Klugman — 637,389 | 43%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 14 Judge
Larry Stauber Jr. — 771,453 | 52%
Dan Griffith — 716,646 | 48%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 17 Judge
Matthew E. Johnson — 1,190,517 | 99%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 18 Judge
Heidi Schellhas — 1,190,189 | 99%

Minnesota Court of Appeals 19 Judge
Francis Connolly — 1,185,303 | 99%

Minnesota Sixth District Court 2 Judge
Terrence M. Aronson — 74,184 | 99%

Minnesota Sixth District Court 11 Judge
Mike Cuzzo — 54,609 | 60%
Timothy A. Costley — 35,350 | 39%

Minnesota Sixth District Court 13 Judge
Heather L. Sweetland — 75,815 | 99%

Minnesota Sixth District Court 14 Judge
Mark Munger — 76,320 | 99%

Minnesota Sixth District Court 16 Judge
John E. Desanto — 77,407 | 99%

Click here to see Douglas County (Superior) results.

The Onion’s take on the big game

Duluth’s Lingering Shame: Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Lynching

Below is the complete text of a story from the June 7, 2000 issue of Duluth’s Ripsaw newspaper.

Duluth’s Lingering Shame
Eighty years ago Duluthians carried out one of the most horrific acts this region has ever seen. How did it happen? Have we changed?
By Heidi Bakk-Hansen

They’re selling postcards of the hanging
They’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they’re restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight

— From Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row”
 

On June 15, 1920, a mob of 10,000 lynched Isaac McGhie, Elias Clayton and Elmer Jackson at the corner of First Street and Second Avenue East in Duluth.

Low reaches for ‘Heaven’ with dance

Duluth indie band Low is trying something very new about a very old subject as band members are collaborating with Minneapolis choreographer Morgan Thorson on “Heaven,” a dance exploring religious ritual.

Duluth antique dealer sick of appraising Smurf collections

Antique dealer sick of appraising Smurf collections.

The Onion just republished this 2002 story, which many of you may have missed eight years ago.

News Tribune dumps Karwath, McLoughlin

Two more high-ranking executives in local media are out of work. Duluth News Tribune Executive Editor Rob Karwath and Circulation Manager Tim McLoughlin were laid off today. This follows the firing on Monday of Julie Moravchik, who was news director at Fox 21 News.

Duluth News Tribune Publisher Ken Browell released this statement:

Effective today the company has restructured management within the Editorial and Circulation Departments, resulting in the elimination of two management positions at the News Tribune. Executive Editor Rob Karwath and Circulation Manager Tim McLoughlin have been laid off. Both of these individuals have made significant contributions to the News Tribune during their careers. These were difficult business decisions. I will miss Rob and Tim both personally and professionally.

State of Minnesota too polite to ask for federal funding

Although many of its highways and bridges are in severe disrepair, the traditionally undemanding state of Minnesota isn’t comfortable asking for more interstate funding, sources reported Monday.

Read the story in the Onion.

“Duluth said it has some scrap metal we might be able to melt down to make some lamp poles.”