William Seay

Great Outdoors: Drone Racing

DULUTH, Minn. — “I’m a racer. I like to race,” says Johnny Wiita, a self-described drone enthusiast. Wiita got his start racing RC Cars, but his friends out west convinced him to try drones. “These things go from zero to 80 in about two seconds,” says Wiita with a huge smile. The drones are basically quad copters that are controlled…

Letter Carrier Food Drive Kicks Off

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, it’s time for the largest food drive in the region and all you need to do is leave your donation by the mailbox. This morning local non-profits kicked off the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive at the West Duluth Super One. Area residents will receive grocery bags and are encouraged to put food donations that will…

Pier B Hold Job Fair, Addresses Employment Needs

DULUTH, Minn. – Pier B Resort had a job fair earlier today, and when Fox 21 arrived the turnout was…a bit underwhelming. The resort and its restaurant, Silos, opened back in 2016, and they are hiring for the upcoming tourist season. They are specifically looking for line cooks at the restaurant and desk clerks for the hotel. But in recent…

Following Explosion, UMD Researchers Interested in Black Carbon Levels in Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn. — Less than a week since the refinery explosion in Superior, scientists from UMD’s Large Lakes Observatory are launching a research mission to study the waters of Lake Superior. Last Thursday, the Twin Ports watched as thick black smoke poured into the air from an explosion at Husky Energy’s Superior Refinery. The smoke plume was so massive it…

Duluth Lakewalk Busy, Despite Storm Damage

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Lakewalk has seen better days; harsh winter storms have caused widespread damage to the shoreline here, but warm weather is still bringing large crowds to this iconic Duluth location. Only a month since the official start of the season and it finally feels like spring. Sunshine and the promise of warm temperatures have encouraged people to…

Duluth Teens Continue Protest of Gun Violence

DULUTH, Minn.-On this day in 1999, two Colorado teenagers executed one of the most infamous school shootings in our nation’s history. And today, on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre, teens across the country are still speaking their minds about gun violence. Earlier this morning, at Duluth’s City Hall, a group of students from Harbor City Charter School were…

Earth Rider Brewery Gears Up for Beerfest in Superior

“We want to be Superior’s brewery.” -Frank Kaszuba, Director of Brewing Operations at Earth Rider Brewery

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Craft beer fans in the Twin Ports are getting excited for a big day in Superior this weekend. At Earth Rider Brewery in Superior they’re busy canning a new beer for stores, but they’re also gearing up for the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest. The festival is an annual event in Superior and this will be the first time…

Seeking Understanding of Life Under Frozen Lakes

Researchers say the seasons are connected – and climate change is playing a role in the changing ecology here.

DULUTH, Minn. – Researchers from the University of Minnesota Duluth are making breakthroughs in how we understand our frozen lakes in winter. But sometimes there are more questions than answers. “It’s harder to work in the winter,” explains Dr. Ted Ozersky, Assistant Professor of Biology at UMD. “Things freeze; it’s cold; it’s not as fun as hanging out in the…

Great Outdoors: Cutting Ice with the Coast Guard Alder

DULUTH, Minn. — Mason Cambridge mans his post on the Coast Guard ice alder on Lake Superior. His mission is important, since there’s still plenty of ice to break for shipping season to really get started. “When they eventually have to get out and move and get their loads shipped, they’re going to need all this open so we’re breaking…