Briefly: Sept. 28Brief news items from around the county.
Former reporter appears on Today Show
Sonja Peterson, who was a reporter at the News-Chronicle this summer, appeared on the Today Show last week with a musical group of which she is a member.
Peterson, a junior at Yale University, is part of the Yale Symphony Orchestra. In her spare time, she participates in the 3Penny Chorus and Orchestra, a volunteer pickup ensemble conducted by Arianne Abela. 3Penny recorded a choir/orchestra version of the 2012 pop music hit “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. The piece was arranged for the group by Colin Britt and Arianne Abela and orchestrated by Colin Britt.
They uploaded the video to YouTube, where it has received over 2 million views. The group was asked to perform on the Today Show on Sept. 21. The video can be found by searching “A ‘Call Me Maybe’ that Mozart could love.”
The Today Show, which airs on NBC, began in 1952 and runs daily. It is filmed in New York City.
Flood repair projects begin on Highway 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors
Motorists traveling on Highway 61 between the Lester River Bridge in Duluth and Two Harbors may encounter single-lane restrictions until Nov. 16 as crews complete repairs related to the June 19–20 flood.
One lane will remain open in each direction at the work sites.
More than 40 locations will be repaired including areas near the Big Sucker River, Knife River, French River, Talmadge River and Schmidt Creek.
Work at these locations includes drainage repairs, grading, shoulder work and debris removal. Most of the projects will be completed sequentially.
For updated travel information on all Minnesota roads, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.
Design a t-shirt to honor victims of violence
To honor survivors and victims who have died, North Shore Horizons invites community members to show their support to end domestic violence on Oct. 18 at the Two Harbors Public Library from 5:30-7 p.m. Anyone can design a t-shirt with provided materials. Tell a survivor’s story using words and artwork to decorate a shirt. Survivors who have experienced such violence, at any time in their lives, are encouraged to come forward and design a shirt. Family and friends are also invited to participate. Once finished, t- shirts will be displayed at the Two Harbors Library, the Silver Bay Library and at North Shore Horizons’ Open House Week Oct. 22-26.
Cliffs leadership changes
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced the following leadership changes within the Company’s U.S. iron ore operations.
Jim Korpi was named director of growth initiatives, North American Iron Ore. In his new role, Korpi, currently general manager of Northshore Mining, will focus on executing key components of the North American Iron Ore business unit’s strategy and driving projects to support growth initiatives. Korpi brings over 30 years of experience to his new role.
As part of this transition, Ed LaTendresse was named general manager at NorthshoreMining. LaTendresse, currently general manager of Hibbing Taconite, will also maintain certain management responsibilities for the Hibbing operation to ensure business continuity. LaTendresse brings over 35 years of experience and leadership to his new role.
Jack Croswell, will assume the role of interim general manager, Hibbing Taconite. Croswell, currently senior area manager of mining for Hibbing Taconite, has over 30 years with the company and will lead the operation until a permanent general manager is appointed.