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An existing member of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority staff has been named executive director. Deb DeLuca, the authority’s government and environmental affairs director since 2014, will begin the position on Thursday following a unanimous vote of the Authority’s board Monday afternoon.

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (LPX) reported net sales for the second quarter were $811 million,  a 17 percent increase compared with the year ago quarter. Income from continuing operations was $163 million, $1.11 per diluted share. 

United States Steel Corp. reported lower net earnings for the quarter but higher net earnings for the half year. Net earnings were $214 million compared with $261 million during Q2 of 2017. Year to date, the net was $232 million versus $81 million during the first six months of 2017.

Jordan D. Urshan, CFP, Investment Advisor Representative and partner at Urshan Retirement Group, Inc. in Hermantown, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP…

Hanft Fride of Duluth announced the recognition of attorneys Charles “Huck” Andresen, Bill Burns, John Kelly, Jennifer Carey, Cheryl Prince, Tom Torgerson and Jacob Baker as Minnesota Super Lawyers for 2018. Attorney Scott Witty was named a 2018 Minnesota Rising Star.

Dr. Lee Stokes, an anesthesiologist, has joined Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Dr. Stokes earned a medical degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines and completed a residency in anesthesia at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

This week you will find: Locally grown blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, beets, peas, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, cabbage, beets, onions, potatoes and many kinds of beans.  Fresh herbs will be tarragon, peppermint, sage, oregano, cilantro, basil and parsley.  …