U.S. Coast Guard units rally during Duluth flood response

U.S. Coast Guard units rally during Duluth flood response
By Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Schofield There is no way to know exactly how much water came through the Duluth area, but one thing is for certain, it was a devastating amount. Residents in and around the Duluth area found this reality out in a harsh way, June 20, 2012. The U.S. Coast Guard — an integral part of this community — was eager to help save people’s lives, first and foremost, then...

Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen respond to Minnesota floods, rescue 15 people

Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen respond to Minnesota floods, rescue 15 people
DULUTH, Minn. — The Coast Guard has rescued 15 people Thursday by helicopter or boat from their homes after major thunderstorms flooded the area in and around Duluth, Minn., earlier this week. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency and directed the Minnesota National Guard to assist after more than 12 inches of rain flooded areas of northeastern Minnesota. There were no immediate...

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Duluth receives prestigious unit readiness award

CLEVELAND — The crew of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Duluth, Minn., were presented the Coast Guard’s esteemed Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award, Feb. 9, 2011, at the unit. This is the first time in the history of ANT Duluth that the unit has received this award. The Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award recognizes exceptional performance and a grade of 90 percent or higher during an arduous...