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Sick Time Recommendations Brought Forth For Duluth Employers

City Council Won't Vote on it Until November

DULUTH, Minn.-A task force created by the Duluth City Council that’s looking into whether employers should require sick time for its employees, has come up with some recommendations for the council to pass. The group is now recommending that workers start to earn sick time upon being hired or 30 days afterward. They would earn it at a rate of…

Northshore Mining to Get Big Money for New Facility

New Facility Won't Mean New Jobs

SILVER BAY, Minn.-Northshore Mining will be getting a huge upgrade in the near future. A spokeswoman for Cleveland-Cliffs said they will invest $75 million dollars into the plant, so it can produce 2.4 million hot briquette pellets that can be used in electric arc furnaces. It’s not expected the new facility will create any more jobs, however. It’s expected to…

Spooktacular Tomorrow in Superior

Parade Begins at 11 a.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Get ready to be scared tomorrow in Superior. Spooktacular is coming back again with all the festivities kicking off with a Halloween Parade at 11 a.m. on Broadway featuring floats, dancers, and Northlander’s dressed up in some very scary costumes (they will be judged by Fox 21’s Dan Hanger). A spooky pumpkin patch will also feature some ghostly games…

First Phase of Belknap Project Nearing Completion

Construction Will be Finished Before Flakes Fly

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Businesses along Belknap street are breathing a sigh of relief today. That’s because the first phase of a road construction project there is nearing completion. The section from Banks to John Avenue recently opened while some landscaping from Caitlin to John Avenue continues. It’s expected the first phase will be completed before the snow flies which has businesses along…

Local Lake Levels Rising

Lakes Rising Because of Summer Rain

DULUTH, Minn.-Due to some heavy rains this summer, the depth of Lake Superior is on a whole new level. The lake was about 600 feet above sea level in September and that’s the highest it’s been since 1997. Surrounding lakes and rivers in the area are also affected as they also rose because of all the summer rain. Local experts…

Creative Services Producer – Full Time

LOCATION: SIOUX FALLS, S.D.

KDLT-TV, an NBC affiliate in Sioux Falls, SD seeks a FT Creative Services Producer to provide hands-on direction and leadership that helps clients with their creative concept, design, and TV commercial production. The Creative Services Producer develops advertising concept. Producer will write, shoot and edit client TV commercials, along with creating digital advertisements. This position assists in developing sweeps and…

Man Facing Drug and Child Neglect Charges

1/4 Datione Warren (St. Louis Co. Jail) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 (Duluth Police Dept.) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 (Duluth Police Dept.) Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 (Duluth Police Dept.) Show Caption Hide Caption   DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force arrested a 27-year-old man, identified as Datione Benjamin Warren, of Duluth, on…

Woman Airlifted for Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. – Just after 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, Sawyer County Deputies and other agencies responded to the report of a 76-year-old female with a self-inflicted gunshot wound nearly Seeley. First responders arrived to find the woman alive, who told responders she had shot herself in the chest, according to police. She was treated on scene and then…

125 Years in Prison for Trucker Who Assaulted Children

OCONTO, Wis. (WLUK) – An Oconto County trucker was sentenced Thursday to 125 years in prison for sexually assaulting five children and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say Rodney Enneper, took five different children on trips in his truck. The criminal complaint then describes a variety of sexual assaults during the course of several years. The 11 sexual assaults counts…

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride Begins

Train Officials Believe It's a Family Affair

DULUTH, Minn.-The train ride that takes you to a secret pumpkin patch, has begun in Duluth. The rides run through Sunday and lead to a patch of pumpkins railroad staff have been working on all summer, until they are just right. North Shore Scenic Railroad officials told us today the event has become a family affair over the years. “I…

Maple Hosts Tech Ed Inservice Day

Event Brings Together Local Business Leaders to Tell Teachers About What Skills They Want From Students

MAPLE, Wis. – Manufacturing jobs were a hot topic in Maple today. Tech Ed Inservice Day was held at Northwestern High School, where business leaders came together to network with educational staff and tell them about what skills are needed for future jobs in the manufacturing industry. “Those relationships we’re establishing with local business and industry leaders really feeds our…

Corporate Creative Director – Full Time

Red River Broadcast Co.,LLC seeks a FT Corporate Creative Director to design and manage branding and promotion for our three local television stations-KDLT; Sioux Falls, KQDS; Duluth, and KVRR-Fargo. The Creative Director designs the look of our newscasts, websites and social media including graphics, colors, music, and content. This position also creates sweeps and image promos for News, manages Sales…

Special Youth Deer Hunt This Weekend

The Hunt is Open to Those Ages 10-15

DULUTH, Minn.-A special deer hunt is taking place in many parts of Minnesota this weekend for youth ages 10-15. Students throughout the state are out of the classroom as teachers work at the Minnesota Educator Conference. The hunts began Thursday and end Sunday in 28 permit areas which include southeastern and northwestern Minnesota. “Youth deer season is about putting the…

Singer Visits East Students to Teach About Dangers of Drugs

The Singer Tours Across the Country

DULUTH, Minn.-A singer-songwriter who has a checkered past, came to Duluth East today to teach a valuable lesson. Mindy Davey is a recovering addict, now five years sober. Today the singer told us the whole process of helping others has been life changing. “You open yourself up,” Davey said. “It’s a blessing that I can open myself up and inspire…

Senior Volunteers Honored Today

Helping Senior Helps the Community Save Money for a Variety of Reasons

DULUTH, Minn.-Volunteers who help seniors throughout the community were recognized for all the work they do earlier today at luncheon at the Kitchi Gammi Club. Volunteer leaders told us that it’s shocking just how much help seniors get here. “The work they do helps seniors in their home, helps them keep independent, helps them have really wonderful relationships, and it…

5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Tree Falls on Him

Edward Michalek BIG LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KMSP) – A five-year-old boy has died after a tree fell on him while he was playing in his backyard in Big Lake Township, Minnesota. According to the Sherburne County Sheriff, Edward “Eddie” Michalek was playing on a hammock with other children when a tree the hammock was tied to uprooted and fell. It hit Eddie on the head…

LCO Tribe Renews Agreement with Enbridge

(Garret Ellison | MLive)HAYWARD, Wis. – The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board passed a resolution approving an agreement with Enbridge Energy Partners during their Tuesday, Oct. 11 meeting, according to the DrydenWire.com. This new 25-year agreement allows Enbridge the right-of-way for two existing pipelines that cross over three miles of the southwestern corner of the reservation. The two lines…

Unique Flute Player Visits Charter Schools

Students Learned About Native American History

DULUTH, Minn. – Students at the Edison Charter Schools got a special treat today as they got a unique look at Native American history. Flute player Darren Thompson visited seventh and eighth graders and played a variety of songs for them with a Native American twist. Educators at the schools said today’s performances will lead to future topics they educate…

Pop-Up Business Campaign Coming Back Again

Pop-Up Businesses Open up Nov. 25th

DULUTH, Minn.- If you are an entrepreneur, you now have the opportunity to start your own business through the Greater Downtown Council’s Pop-Up Campaign. Future business owners can apply with their own idea for a business and have it fill a pop-up shop in downtown Duluth. The program is in its fifth year and has lead to some tenants staying…

Officer-Involved Shooting in St. Cloud, Minnesota

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KMSP) – The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened late Monday night in St. Cloud. The man shot by police is expected to survive, and the initial investigation indicates the man fired a weapon at some point. According to the BCA, a Stearns County sheriff’s deputy and several St. Cloud police officers…

UMD Entrepreneurship Conference Held Today

UMD Students Meet With Business Leaders to Talk About Future Entrepreneurship Ideas

DULUTH, Minn.-Starting a business can be quite stressful for anyone.  Today, some of that stress was relieved for younger entrepreneurs as they got to meet with a variety of local business leaders. It was all part of the third annual UMD Entrepreneurship Conference. The conference offered a platform where students got to understand what it all takes to start and a…

Northland Senior Expo Tomorrow

100-Year-Old Northlanders Celebrate Birthdays

DULUTH, Minn.-Seniors, get ready to celebrate tomorrow at the DECC. The Northland Senior Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature a variety of exhibitors focused on the Northland’s aging population. A celebration will also be held at 10 a.m. featuring those who are celebrating their 100th birthday. To find out more, visit this…

Enbridge Line 3 Hearing in Duluth Tomorrow

One Meeting Will be 1-4 p.m. While Other is From 6-9 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn.-Another public hearing is all set tomorrow in Duluth for the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project. There will be a hearing from 1 to 4 p.m. at the DECC and another from 6 to 9 p.m. Recently the state’s commerce department came out against the project, saying it’s not needed in Minnesota. Enbridge, on the other hand, argues that…

County Needs Your Help to Fight Aquatic Invasive Species

County Has $711,000 to Fight the Problem

DULUTH, Minn.-St. Louis County needs your help to fight aquatic invasive species. The county was recently given a grant worth $711,000 to battle the problem. Right now they want the public’s input on what should be done to protect all our waters. “St. Louis County is such a massive county with over a thousand lakes,” said Michael Scharenbroich, senior planner…

Level III Offender Moving to Hibbing

Richard Gibson HIBBING, Minn. – The Hibbing Police Department is informing the public of a Level III Predatory Offender moving into the area. Richard James Gibson, 52, will be relocating from out of state to the 4400 block of Stuntz Road. A notification meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Little Theater in the…

Signage and Guard Rails Going Up at Hwy 135 Interchange

VIRGINIA, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working to install additional guard rails along the entrance and exit ramps for the Highway 135 to Highway 53 interchange and several other locations along 53. “Since the project has been open, we have heard concerns from the public – asking for more guardrail,” said Pat Huston, Hwy 53 relocation project…

One Person Killed in Brule ATV Crash

Crash Occurred on Friday

BRULE, Wis.-One person has died after an ATV crash in Brule over the weekend. The victim has been identified as Wendy Davis, 40, of Brainerd. The crash occurred at about 7 p.m. Friday. According to the initial investigation, Davis was operating an ATV on Old Highway 2 and failed to negotiate a curve and left the road, striking a utility…

Dump Off Fall Leaves at WLSSD

WLSSD Staff Say They Will Have New Drop-off Hours Next Week

DULUTH, Minn.-With winter just around the corner, leaves are falling off local trees at a rapid rate. Western Lake Superior Sanitary District is now here to help as they are taking in all sorts of fall trash. Whether its leaves, spoiled apples, or grass, WLSSD can turn it into fall compost. Staff at the organization said it’s better to take…

Lake Superior Brewing Has New Owners

One of the Old Owners Will Stay on as a Brewmaster

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth’s Lake Superior Brewing has new owners. Life partners Lisa Blade and Lars Kuehnow said they plan on keeping many things the same while adding a few new beers to their lineup. They also want to get the word out more about all the Lake Superior Brewery has to offer. “What we bring to this new situation is the desire…

Superior Students Learn About Fire Fighting

Fire Department Will be Visiting Multiple Schools Next Week

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Some lucky kids in Superior today got a chance to learn all about how to fight fire. Superior fire fighters visited students at Great Lakes Elementary as part of “Fire Prevention Week.” This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts, Plan Two Ways Out.” The kids took part in a variety of activities including going into a “Burn House” to…

Future of Telemark Looks Brigther

Feasibility Study Indicates Brighter Future for Telemark

CABLE, Wis.-The future of Telemark Resort is looking a little brighter. According to the results of a feasibility study released today, that location would be a prime place for a new resort. It had previously closed about four years ago, after being taken back by a bank. New owners then purchased it at auction and are now looking to sell…

MNDOT Warns to be More Cautious During Change of Seasons

26 Killed So Far This Year in Vehicle Crashes

DULUTH, Minn.-With more hours of darkness this time of the year, that means there is an increase in the number of pedestrian crashes and fatalities. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, motorists and pedestrians should use more caution during the fall and winter months. Twenty-six pedestrians have been killed so far this year. Sixty were killed last year and…

Fundraiser for American Legion Tonight in Proctor

Funds Will Go Toward Military Memorial Services

PROCTOR, Minn.-A Proctor Bar is stepping up today to help out the American Legion there. The Derailed Bar is taking in donations as the Legion is looking for $1,200 to cover memorial expenses over the next four years. Visitors will be given a burger basket, and then they can decide how much they want to donate to the cause. The…

‘Keep Everyone Warm’ Drive Today

Donations Will be Collected Through Sunday

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-The fall chill has already hit the Northland and that means the local homeless population needs your help. Helping stay warm is always a struggle this time of year for the disadvantaged, and today the “Keep Everyone Warm” drive was held at Duluth Dodge, to try and stop that situation. Organizers were collecting items such as warm winter clothes,…

Church Closes in Cloquet

Many Members of the Church Have Found New Homes

CLOQUET, Minn.-St. Andrews Episcopal Church has closed its doors in Cloquet. A lack of members going to the church led to the closure – it had been open for nearly a century. Church leaders told us today that it’s sad to see the church close its doors, and they will have a hard time letting go of all the memories…

Duluth Police Reporting Deer Stands are Being Stolen

Trail Cameras Capture Images of the Thieves

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth police are reporting that three deer stands were stolen from an area near Observation Road Sept. 11. A person reported last Thursday that the theft had occurred. It was the first time they had been to the location in a while, which caused the delay in reporting the crime. On some trail cameras near where the theft occurred,…

Vehicle Crash Closes Part of London Road

One Person Injured

DULUTH, Minn.-A vehicle crash at 54th Avenue East and London Road closed off part of that road earlier today. It happened at about 6:40 a.m. when a vehicle traveling northbound on London Road stopped to make a left turn on 54th Avenue East. That vehicle was rear-ended and pushed into a moving truck traveling southbound on London Road. One person…

Forum Held on Enbridge Line 3 in Grand Rapids

Enbridge Faces Criticism from Multiple Sides

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.-Many people came out today to sound off on the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project. Today’s meeting in Grand Rapids was one of many public meetings that have been held throughout the state on the project. Recently the state’s Commerce Department came out against the project saying it’s not needed and won’t benefit Minnesota. Enbridge has argued that…

County Board Approves New Liquor Sales Hours for One Day

Liquor Law Changing Temporarily Due to Early Vikings Game

DULUTH, Minn.-The St. Louis County Board temporarily changed the hours when liquor can be sold in the county on Oct. 29. Liquor sales will be allowed to begin at 8 a.m. that day, rather than the usual 10 a.m. The reason being is the Vikings play at 8:30 a.m. that Sunday because they are going to be in England against…

Police Looking for Robbery Suspect Who Used Hatchet

If You See Him, Call 911

BIWABIK, Minn.-The St. Louis County Sherrif’s Office is looking for 32-year-old man who robbed the Lakeland Store in Biwabik Township last night, using a hatchet. Anthony Theodore Wagoner, of Crookston, has been identified as the suspect. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Police warn not to approach him. He came into the store at about 7:30 p.m. wearing a…

Lane Closure on I-35 Near Scanlon

Highway 45 Bridge Struck Monday Causes Lane Closure

DULUTH, Minn.-An emergency lane closure has occurred on Interstate 35 northbound over Highway 45 in Scanlon. The bridge over Highway 45 was struck Monday evening and crews are their assessing the damage. It’s not known how long the lane will be closed. Motorists are advised to use caution in that area.

Duluth Council Approves Fire Department Overtime, Salt Purchase

Both Resolutions Passed by City Council Last Night

DULUTH, Minn.-$375,000 was approved by the Duluth City Council last night, to fund extra overtime needs for the fire department. By a 6-2 vote, councilors approved the ordinance. Fire department officials said it was needed because many of their employees were gone for a variety of reasons including military leave, and lack of staffing due to injuries. Originally, the fire…

Get Downtown Week Begins Today

Buy One, Get One Offers Going on Throughout Week

DULUTH, Minn.-Get Downtown Week began in Duluth today. Numerous stores and restaurants will be offering buy one, get one free deals through Saturday. Event organizers say it’s a great way to remind Northlanders all the downtown area has to offer. “There are quite a few things down here,” said Darlene Marshall, of the Greater Downtown Council. “Flowers, symphony tickets, and…

Fire Prevention Safety Week Begins

Fire Department Leaders Say to Practice Fire Drills at Home Twice a Year

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Throughout the country this week, fire safety will be on the minds of many. That’s because it’s Fire Prevention Safety Week. Local experts we spoke to today said this year’s theme is “Every Second Counts, Plan Two Ways Out.” They advise families to practice fire drills twice a year. The Superior Fire Department says this seems like simple advice,…