Author: Adam Jagunich

Jayme Closs Reunited with Family, Suspect in Custody

Investigators Don't Believe There was any Social Media Connection

BARRON, Wis. – Authorities in Wisconsin say they believe the man suspected of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs was out looking for her when he was arrested. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Friday that 21-year-old Jake Patterson wasn’t at home when Jayme escaped Thursday afternoon. Deputies arrested Patterson in his vehicle soon after Jayme turned up on a neighbor’s doorstep…

Autonomous Vehicles Made by UMD Students

DULUTH, Minn. – In the future, self driving vehicles could be taking over Northland roads, that’s if some UMD engineering students have their way. Earlier this month, fifteen teams from an introductory engineering course hosted a competition with miniature self driving vehicles which navigated a route without human intervention. Students in the class said this type of learning has taught…

Minong Students Pay Tribute to Missing Barron Teen

It's been six weeks since Barron teenager Jayme Closs was last seen.

MINONG, Wis.-It’s been six weeks since Barron teenager Jayme Closs was last seen. She disappeared after her parents were found murdered in their home. Few clues have popped up since her disappearance as police continue to seek out new leads. The search area has also widened and authorities are continuing to pour over video surveillance from around the region. Currently…

Amsoil Snocross Series Kicks Off at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s that time of year again when the hills of Spirit Mountain are not filled with skiers, but hundreds of snowmobiles tearing up the snow. Photojournalist Adam Jagunich takes us to the kickoff of the Amsoil Snocross Series.

Strength in the Community Scholarship Winner Announced

Proctor Graduate Pavle Lippert Wins $10,000 Scholarship

DULUTH, Minn.- The grand prize winner for the National Bank of Commerce and Fox 21’s Strength in the Community Scholarship has been announced during a ceremony at the Radisson in Duluth. High school seniors from around the Northland submitted an essay to be part of the competition which lead to a field of 12 finalists. Eleven of them received a…

Younkers Closing

Bon-ton stores officially headed to liquidation

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Its official, Bon–Ton stores is headed to liquidation, wiping out more than 200 stores nation wide, including the Younkers in Superior and Duluth. The department store chain originally only planned to close forty of its stores, but failure to compete with online retailers like amazon forced the company into debt and to file for bankrupcy. We’ve seen this happen before, major stores…

Maple Syrup Season Begins

Maple Syrup Season Goes From March to April

DULUTH, Minn.-With the spring thaw in full bloom, that means it’s time to start tapping those maple trees. One local farmer from Hoffbauer Farm said he started a few weeks ago, once the ground started to thaw. He said the general time of the year to do it is from March to April to get that syrup flowing. He also…

Superior Ice Cream Maker Expanding

Love Creamery Will be Opening Storefront in Lincoln Park This Summer

SUPERIOR, Wis.-You will soon have a new spot to get your sweet tooth fix. This summer Love Creamery in the Superior incubator, will be opening a brick and mortar shop in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth. Owner Nicole Wilde said she is excited about this new venture which will allow her to offer even more ice cream. She said…

North Shore Festivals Kick Off this Weekend

Both Silver Bay and Two Harbors Hosting Events

NORTH SHORE, Minn.-It’s festival weekend on the North Shore as both Silver Bay and Two Harbors will host some weekend events. In Two Harbors, Heritage Days is being held which includes a parade Saturday, music, and plenty of local delicacies. Much the same is going on in Silver Bay as their parade kicked off tonight for Bay Days – on…

A Company Town: The Story of Silver Bay

Back in The Day: Combining Taconite With Tourism

“When I was little on the farm, I didn’t know very many people because there wasn’t many people here. I lived here before Silver Bay even did,” said Jenny Hanson, a resident of Silver Bay.