William Seay

‘Choralaires’ from Duluth East Perform Downtown

DULUTH, Minn. — The songs of Christmas fill the atrium at the Holiday Center in downtown Duluth. These carolers are the Choralaires – a group of students from Duluth East High School. The singers have been practicing their holiday show for more than a month. “I’ve always enjoyed Christmas music.  It’s like – I don’t know – it’s just a…

Northland Uncovered: Samuel Morse at Karpeles Museum

DULUTH, Minn. — Our computers and phones can keep us constantly connected, even if we are communicating across the globe. But it wasn’t always that way. A museum here in Duluth has an exhibit that highlights a nineteenth-century inventor whose work was on the forefront of cross-country communication. His name was Samuel Morse – and his invention, the telegraph, jumpstarted…

Residents at Steve O’Neil Apartments Go ‘Shopping’ for Holiday Gifts

DULUTH, Minn. — ‘Tis the season for giving, and for residents at the Steve O’Neil Apartments in Duluth, the holidays can be a tough time. The apartment building in downtown Duluth offers permanent housing for families dealing with poverty and chronic homelessness. These kids are picking out gifts for their loved ones. They’re guided by students and volunteers from the…

Curriculum Changing for Biology Students at CSS

DULUTH, Minn. — Things are changing in the biology program at the College of Saint Scholastica. At this Environmental Showcase event, freshman students discuss science posters from research projects they’ve been working on this semester. Most of the projects on display are on various topics around climate change and sustainability. But the curriculum this year has changed. Rather than big…

Hartley Nature Center Reports on Solar Energy Storage Project

DULUTH, Minn. — Hartley Nature Center is powered for the future! Last August, the Nature Center installed a battery to store energy from its solar panels. Now more than a year after the battery’s installation, representatives from Hartley and its partners on the project talk about their results. They held an info session in the Nature Center earlier this morning….

Duluth Winter Village Organizers Already Looking at Next Year

DULUTH, Minn — Partially because of mild temperatures this past weekend, huge crowds flocked to Glensheen for the Duluth Winter Village. The event was a huge success, officially bringing 17,250 people to the city for food, drink, and all sorts of locally crafted items for sale. Forty local businesses set up shop on the festival grounds at the Glensheen Estate….

Minnesota Ballet Performs at Essentia Health

DULUTH, Minn. — Today – a special treat for patients and staff at Essentia Health; a visit from the Minnesota Ballet! Essentia is the sponsor for this season of the ballet in Duluth, and these dancers are performing excerpts from The Nutcracker. As an artistic non-profit, the Minnesota Ballet relies on partners and sponsorships to keep their organization going. This…

‘Heroes Tree’ Honors Veterans for the Holiday Season

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The Richard I. Bong Veteran Center in Superior is gearing up for the holiday season. And they’re also helping to honor veterans at the same time. The ‘Heroes Tree’ features hand-made ornaments. Mary Houk, regent of the Lake Superior Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, says her organization has been assembling this tree for a…

Superior Meats Preparing ‘Turducken’ for the Holidays

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The holidays are really the busy season for meat markets like Superior Meats. “The holidays are big for us,” said Superior Meats manager Mike Cragin.  “Between the holidays – after Thanksgiving you start gearing up for Christmas – and in between all that here you’re doing venison.  That keeps my guys busy.” And this year – the…

Christmas Charity Drive Gives Gifts to Third World Countries

DULUTH, Minn. — One church in Duluth is spreading the love for the holiday season. Mount of Olives Baptist Church is a collection site for “Operation Christmas Child.” It’s a nationwide effort to send Christmas gifts to children in third world countries. Central Collection Point Manager Jack Burklund says cardboard boxes can be stuffed with anything from toys and dolls…

Career Fair and Veterans Day Coincide at Lake Superior College

DULUTH, Minn. — Wednesday was a busy day at Lake Superior College – especially for job seekers and veterans. Career day at the Duluth community college involved more than 60 employers eager to meet those seeking a new job. The event featured job openings in healthcare, business, aviation, and technical trades and was open to the public. It coincided with…

Healthcare Enrollment Begins in MN – And There Are Folks Available to Help Out

DULUTH, Minn. — Starting today, Minnesotans can enroll in healthcare coverage through the open enrollment process. Minnesota is one of only 12 states with a state health insurance exchange. The process can be a little complicated, but there are some agencies around the area that can help. Generations Healthcare Initiative is one of those resources, with folks called “navigators” on…

Glensheen Suffers Storm Damage Near Shoreline

DULUTH, Minn. –The Glensheen Mansion was not spared by the brunt of today’s winter storm. The shoreline attraction in Duluth was hammered by high winds and big waves earlier this morning. Dan Hartman, the director of Glensheen, says the shoreline suffered damage from the rocky beach to the boathouse. Hartman says the boathouse lost half its door, allowing water from…