Author: Arman Rahman

Lake Superior Strengthened by Recent Storms

Lake Levels Risen After Heavy Participation

DULUTH, Minn.-  Last month’s storms had a big impact on Lake Superior. Her water levels have increased dramatically, and the Gales of November could increase levels even more. According to Minnesota Sea Grant, the direct precipitation from those recent storms, coupled with global warming, have brought water levels up 12 in. higher than average for this time of year. As…

No Fine November at Duluth Public Library

For the Month No Fines for Youth Items

DULUTH, Minn.-If your child loves reading, but is a bit forgetful, the Duluth Public Library’s got news for you. Thursday marked the beginning of no fines November. Any late fees on youth (18 and under) cards, or youth items on adult cards, will be waived. You can also get your child’s library card replaced for free. “It’s easy to kind…

Duluth and Germany Come Together Next Fall

New Oktoberfest Event Coming to Bayfront Park

DULUTH, Minn.- Next fall Bayfront Park will be turned into a little Germany. Kern and Kompany just announced they’ll be hosting an Oktoberfestival at Bayfront. The event will feature German games, food, and of course, plenty of beer. “It’s really just about the experience,” said Event Coordinator Jon Ehmke. “We want people to come into Bayfront and get transported to…

Salvation Army Helping Everyone Have a Merry Christmas

Christmas Assistance Programs Begins Accepting Applications, Donations

DULUTH, Minn.- Now that Halloween  is over, the holidays are just around the corner. But for many in Duluth, celebrating is not always guaranteed. Well, the season of giving has already begun, as Thursday was the first day applications were being accepted for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Program Many were waiting outside the Salvation Army building, hours before it…

Navigating Health Insurance

Generations Health Care Initiatives Provides Health Insurance Help

DULUTH, Minn.- Thursday marked the beginning of the Minnesota health insurance market’s open enrollment period. The application process can be daunting for some, so Generations Health Care Initiatives is lending a helping hand. For the entire enrollment period, the office at 130 W. Superior St. will be offering help from navigators. According to Generations there are about 350,000 uninsured Minnesotans, and…

Ojibwe Windows at Ordean Building

New Window Murals Unveiled

DULUTH, Minn.- The Ordean Foundation and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council unveiled a new window display celebrating Ojibwe culture on the Ordean building. The artist says they tell the stories of the native peoples of this land. “Part of the idea of this is that from the street you can see this beautiful design and it looks really pretty,” said…

Making Railroad Crossings Safer

New Safety Measures Aim to Reduce Accidents

DULUTH, Minn.- Saint Louis County ranks in the top five counties in Minnesota for the number of crossing accidents reported each year. On Monday, the city and North Shore Scenic Railroad unveiled new measures to change that, at multiple spots around the community including at 45th and 47th Avenues East, McCulloch St., and Harbor Dr. City leaders gathered at the railroad…

Fall Fitness Fun at Fitoberfest

Strength Factory Gym Holds Event for the First Time

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A gym in Superior is starting a new fall tradition: Fitoberfest. The Strength Factory hosted the event for the first time on Sunday. Members of the gym competed in different strength events such as keg bowling, keg toss, kettlebell toss, and more. They ended the day at the Thirsty Pagan, where they shared some drinks and competed in…

Right Around the Corner, Volunteers Needed for Bentleyville

Holiday Light Show Needs Help Setting Up

DULUTH, Minn.- Even though Halloween is still on the way, the clock is ticking to get Bentleyville Tour of Lights up and ready to go, when the switch turns on November 17th. So far there seems to be progress, as Holiday lights line much of Bayfront Park. But volunteers are still needed to help setting up what is billed as…

Wet Halloween at Scarium at the Aquarium

Great Lakes Aquarium Hosts Annual Halloween Event

DULUTH, Minn.- Some creepy creatures and characters splashed around with the marine animals at the Great Lakes Aquarium, as families showed up in their Halloween costumes for “Scarium at the Aquarium.” All ages could come and get their face painted, play some games and of course, get some candy today, a festive addition to the aquatic fun of the aquarium….

All Aboard for Halloween Fun at The Depot

Lake Superior Railroad Museum hosts Halloween Carnival

DULUTH, Minn.- Northland Halloween celebrations continued today, with the Depot’s 6th Annual Halloween Carnival. Families dressed up to play games, get their jump on in a bounce house, and get their face painted. UMD’s Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority put in some volunteer hours, to help make this event possible. “A big part of our community running and doing well is…

Creepy Creatures at Superior Animal Hospital

Hospital Hosts Halloween-Themed Open House

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Who said Halloween was just for humans? Some Superior dogs certainly don’t think so. The Halloween Hounds showed up at Superior Animal Hospital for some tricks and treats, at their Open House. Humans could decorate their own cookies, get face paint, play games, and more. For a more detailed look at how the Animal Hospital works, families could…

A Library of Pure Imagination

Superior Public Library Hosts 9th Annual Library Trick or Treat

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Oompa Loompas transformed the Superior Public Library into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for their 9th annual Library Trick or Treat. One of the conference rooms was turned into the factory’s candy garden, and no Golden Ticket was needed for costumed kids to hitch a ride on Wonka’s chocolate river boat. “We got the Chocolate Factory, there you can…

Duluth Police and DEA Promote Proper Drug Disposal

National Drug Take Back Day Events held Across Country

DULUTH, Minn.- The Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored their 16th National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. That event has collected nearly 12 unneeded tons of medications last April in Minnesota alone. At the Duluth Police Department, officers were available to help people properly dispose of medication, to avoid contamination of other places, or people. “This way, instead of people throwing…

Superheroes Unite for Duluth Police Foundation

Superhero 5K Run by 120 Participants

DULUTH, Minn.- 120 Supermen, Wonder Women, and other superheroes came out to race throughout Duluth, to benefit the heroes who fight everyday without capes or superpowers: our law enforcement. Duluth Avengers and Justice League members enjoyed a rewarding drink at their fortress of solitude, the Sports Garden, after defeating the villain known as the 5k Run. Just kidding, more of…

Local Church Lends Helping Hand to Hurricane Victims

Jesus is Life Ministries Plans Trip to Hurricane Effected Areas

DULUTH, Minn- For the 5th year in a row, one Northland church is stepping up to provide disaster aid and relief. Jesus is Life World Ministries is now accepting donations of food, water, money, and other supplies. On November 8th they will go to the Carolinas and Panama City, Florida, to help victims of Hurricane Florence and Michael. “When I watched…

Judge’s Decision on Stauber’s Emails Pushed to Next Week

Hearing Held on Lawsuit Between DFL and St. Louis County

DULUTH, Minn.- The fate of Commissioner Pete Stauber’s emails rests in the hands of a St. Louis County Judge, who won’t make a decision about whether they should be released until next week. The Minnesota DFL is suing St. Louis County, to try and get those emails between Stauber and the National Republican Congressional Committee made public. This comes after…

New World War II Exhibit at Bong Center

New Exhibit Opens in Collaboration with CAF

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Northlanders can now get a new look at World War II at the Bong Veterans Historical Center. In collaboration with the Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron, the Bong opened a new exhibit tonight, featuring half of the collection that was previously at the Bong Airport. The museum says, it allows them to tell new stories from World War…

North Star Academy Sheds Light On After School Programs

Student Led Event Held for After School Programs

DULUTH, Minn.-It’s not often an event at a school is hosted entirely by students. But today’s Lights on After School event was just that, as each after school club and program came together to show off what they do. The event was held to raise money for, and illustrate the importance of After School Programs. At first glance, it looks…

Give the Gift of Warmth at UWS

Cold Weather Clothing Drive Starts Today

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The Northland is known for its rough winter, and now people can get some help bundling up, thanks to UWS. Starting today they are accepting donations of new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves and winter jackets from, and for, anyone on campus or the surrounding community. “Our primary goal is #1 to meet our students’ needs,” said Senior…

Wade the Duck: Lost, Attacked, Found

Duck Escapes, Attacked by Dog

DULUTH, Minn.-This week Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation helped save the life of an animal attacked by a dog, and it’s family is happy to have it home. The duck’s name is Wade. His owner said he went missing from his coop over the weekend. They were horrified to find a piece of him in the driveway, fearing the worst. A few…

New Loop Trail Opens on Superior Hiking Trail

New Trail Goes up Ely's Peak

DULUTH, Minn.- Hikers now have new uncharted territory to explore on the Superior Hiking Trail. Mayor Emily Larson hiked the new loop trail with a group yesterday, to install the maps for the route. Developers say, the trail allows you to see Ely’s Peak in a new way. “Hikers will be overjoyed with spectacular overlooks,” said Larry Sampson, Trail Renewal Consultant….

Duluth Declares Disaster Area

Federal Aid Being Sought for Lakewalk Damages

DULUTH, Minn.- The Saint Louis County Board has declared a “state of local disaster area” in Duluth after the October 10th storm. That declaration was made in order to help the city get needed funding for repairs along the lakewalk, along with numerous other spots along the shoreline. The total cost of damages sits at $18.4 million right now after an…

City Council Approves Riot Gear As Protesters Take Over Chambers

Disruptions Don't Stop Approval of Riot Gear Purchase

DULUTH, Minn.- After two tabled votes, and three community meetings involving the topic, the Duluth City Council voted 6 to 2 in favor of purchasing roughly $83,000 of riot gear for Police Officers. Counselors Gary Anderson and Joel Sipress voted against the purchase. Em Westerlund was out of town for work. Westerlund missed a city council meeting like no other….

Bikers Go Boo at Hartley Nature Center

COGGS Hosts 2nd Annual Shredding Pumpkins

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids and parents in Duluth took advantage of the good weather for some Halloween fun on Sunday. They rode their bikes over to the Hartley Nature Center for their 2nd Shredding Pumpkins event. Families decked out in their Halloween best could take on the new trails built by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores. also known as COGGS. “As…

Dovetail Open for Business

New Cafe Opens in Duluth Folk School

DULUTH, Minn.- A new cafe has opened at the Duluth Folk School in Lincoln Park. Dovetail Cafe and Marketplace opened their doors and welcomed first customers last week. The Folk School says, they hope to provide a space for the community to come together, being the only coffee shop in Lincoln Park. Almost everything in the cafe is handcrafted by artists…

Blessing from a Bar for Hurricane Michael Victims

Carmody's Irish Pub Holds Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn.- With beer on every table and football on every TV, it looks like a typical Sunday at Carmody’s Irish Pub. But today is no ordinary Sunday, and these are no ordinary patrons. “It’s really nice that everybody paid attention to the invitation and came out to see us,” said Jonathan Lee. Newlywed Duluth natives Jonathan Lee and Jessica…

Frightening Four Legged Friends at Fitgers

Dogs and Owners Invited to Festival

DULUTH, Minn.- Some furry friends joined in the frightening Halloween fun, as dogs dressed as Superheroes, clowns, and more took over Fitger’s for the 5th annual Fido’s Fall Festival. Dogs and owners could shop for treats from vendors, and also be models for a day at a photo booth. “The photo costume contest is the biggest draw, for sure,” said…

Northland’s Trash is the Northland’s Treasure

Junk Sale at Superior Middle School

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Saturday Superior Middle School was filled with junk, but not the type to throw away. The “For the Love of Junk” sale took over the halls. It featured interesting baubles made in Superior and Duluth spread out for people’s enjoyment. “This is the second one where we haven’t done it as a fundraiser,” said Coordinator Shelly Wick….

One Last Strike for Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Says Goodbye

DULUTH, Minn.- A Northland hallmark of Breast Cancer awareness and empowerment comes to a close this weekend. Country Lanes North hosted the 11th Annual Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer fundraiser. Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed among women aged 50 and older, according to the American Cancer Society. But you wouldn’t know it, watching these women…

Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Turns 10

10th Anniversary Celebrated at Denfeld High School

DULUTH, Minn.- A staple of Duluth community sports celebrated a special birthday Thursday night. The tribal thunder of boomwhackers leads you to the auditorium of Denfeld High School, as the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary. All ages attended the interactive program to wish a happy 10th birthday to the sports center. John Shuster was even in attendance, bringing a…

CHUM Gala for Street Outreach Program, Struggles with Housing

Event held at Greysolon Ballroom

DULUTH, Minn.-  A gala was held by CHUM Thursday night, to raise money for their Street Outreach program. All proceeds benefit the Street Outreach program, which helps homeless people living outside or in their cars. “So we really work with people to try to get them inside,” said Development Director Mary Schmitz. “And once they’re inside, then we can work…

Trip Around the World at UWS

Cultures Around the World Event Held in Library

SUPERIOR, Wis.-University of Wisconsin-Superior was a melting pot of different cultures tonight, as they held its 3rd annual Cultures Around the World event on Wednesday. The upper floor of the Jim Dan Hill Library became filled with cultural games, different languages, and brightly colored garb. Organizers say while the event was marketed towards kids, any age can benefit from it….

Community Voices Heard One Last Time for Riot Gear

Issue with Comments from Meetings Now Goes to City Council

DULUTH, Minn.- “…we stop being oppositional and look for ways to make our community safe.” The tired plea from one concerned citizen at a third community meeting discussing whether the Duluth Police Department should purchase new riot gear. The Citizens Review Board held its final community meeting about the proposed purchase of riot gear. The feedback along the way will…

Curling Club Creates Curling Community

Duluth Curling Club Holds Lessons

DULUTH, Minn.- After taking home Olympic gold last year, the USA Men’s Curling Team has become a staple of Duluth. Now the club they call home is helping other Duluthians try out the sport. Team Shoostie, as they’re called, named after leader John Shuster, is making waves after their Olympic win. Despite Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman being interested…

New Eastside Church Open for Holy Business

Vineyard Church Holds Grand Opening

DULUTH, Minn.- After a year and a half the Duluth Vineyard Church welcomed people for their first Sunday Mass. The church opened in partnership with Duluth Congregation Church. The Vineyard says having a smaller, more intimate location than their Arrowhead church, breathes new life into the community. “It’s just so exciting to us, and I think inviting people into a new…

Northland Pets Out ‘Fur’ a Good Cause

Fur Ball Gala held at Northland Country Club

DULUTH, Minn.- Some more cuddly animals gathered in their Sunday best for the Animal Allies’ Humane Society’s 17th annual Fur Ball Gala. The Northland Country Club was decorated with shiny tables, elegant dresses, and friendly pets. The goal of the fundraiser is to earn over $100,000, to be used for education efforts. “So Duluth is a community that values pets,”…

Lake Superior Zoo Goes Boo

Boo at the Zoo Held

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland must not know that Halloween is still a few weeks away, and neither did the animals at Lake Superior Zoo. The Zoo hosted their annual Boo at the Zoo on Saturday. Kids got to enjoy tricks at the bounce house, and the animals got the treat of seeing everyone in their costumes. Even some of the vendors…

Superior Spectacularly Spooked at North End Days

Spooktacular Parade Took the Streets

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The streets of Superior were full of ghastly ghouls, pretty princesses, and stupendous superheroes, as everyone came out in their trick or treat best, to ring in Halloween. For the first time ever, the Superior Spooktacular became a fixture of North End Days. And it seems all of Superior came out for this festival of fall fun. “I think…

Drawn From Abbey Road to Lake Avenue

Beatles Cartoonist at Prove Gallery

DULUTH, Minn.- A figure of musical history was celebrated at the Prove Art Gallery in Duluth on Friday. The works of Ron Campbell were up on display. Campbell is the original artist for the Beatles’ tenth studio album: yellow submarine, the musical film spin-off and the Beatles’ Saturday morning cartoon. Each of his paintings jump off the canvas with bright, popping…

Relief from Superior During Fire of 1918

City Across the Bridge Took in Refugees

DULUTH, Minn.- The Fire of 1918 sent up a bellowing smoke cloud of history, that is still being explored today. And that smoke cloud encompassed Superior as well. As the Douglas County Historical Society found out, for those caught in the flames on that fateful day, Superior ended up being a safe haven. “Over 5,000 people came on 98 train…

UMD Takes Back the Night

March and Rally held Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Campus was alive Thursday night, with rallying cries against sexual assault and domestic violence, and in support of survivors, as a group Took Back the Night. The Kirby Ballroom abuzz with men, women and children gathered to work to end sexual and domestic violence, and reclaim the nighttime from fear and vulnerability. “I think it’s just…

New Police Program Provides Hope to Addicts

Superior Police Department Launches 'Pathways to Hope'

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Police Department is launching a new pilot program, to give people battling drug addiction a choice over their fate. The “Pathways to Hope” program offers eligible offenders a choice of going to jail, or going through rehab for their addiction, with costs covered for the under-insured and the uninsured. Transportation will also be provided, to get…

Storm Damages Boats, Sends One Into Duluth Harbor

DULUTH, Minn.- The raging water of Lake Superior knows no bounds. It doesn’t recognize that the dock is where boats are to be kept, safe and secure. The bobbing stern of a boat reads “Wild Water.” That boat lived up to its name, rocking back and forth violently with its peers at the pier by Lakehead Boat Basin. The dock fights…

First Indigenous People’s Day at UWS

University Officially Declares the Day, Honors Natives with Medicine Wheel

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Columbus Day has been recognized as a national holiday for more than 80 years. But many places around the country are flipping the script and celebrating today as Indigenous People’s Day. Here in Minnesota there are 13 recognized Native American tribes, and in Wisconsin, 11. They, like their fellow indigenous people across the country, have occupied this land…

Get Felted Soap at Apple Fest

Some Unique Vendors Selling their Goods Alongside Apples

BAYFIELD, Wis.- Believe it or not there’s more than just apples at Apple Fest. There are all types of vendors taking advantage of the large crowds to sell their unique items, like felted soap. “It’s a bar of handmade soap that has wool roving wet-felted around the outside in alternating layers,” said Naomi McFadden, daughter of The Felted Soap Lady….

Apple Festival: Apple of Bayfield’s Eye

57th Annual Festival Ends with Parade

BAYFIELD, Wis.- The chilly October wind, normally piercing through the air, was overcome by the warmth of community, and food, at the 57th annual Bayfield Apple Festival. “Turnout was very good, I mean it was a little cold,” said Gordon Ringberg, Bayfield Mayor. “The weather never stops us.” Indeed, the weather didn’t stop the thousands gathered by the lake. For many,…

Essentia Hosts White Ribbon Campaign for Child Loss Awareness

Grief Resources and Ribbons Handed Out

  DULUTH, Minn.- October is Pregnancy and Child Loss Awareness month, and it was acknowledged at Essentia Health with their white ribbon campaign. The campaign’s mission is to educate the public about the impact of pregnancy and child loss, and to offer grief resources to families. Organizers say, dedicating a whole month to this issue can have a lasting impact….

New ‘Kids Don’t Float’ Life Jacket Loaner Station Opens in Superior

City Says with Life Jackets You'll Float Too

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Loon’s Foot Landing just got a lot safer, as a “Kids Don’t Float” Life Jacket Loaner Station was unveiled there Thursday. The Loon’s Foot station is one of the two new ones in Superior. The long-term goal is to have one of these loaner stations at every water access point in the city. Developers say, this community service,…

Night at the Museum Offers After Hours Tours of Glensheen

Grounds Lit Up and Whole Building Opened for Event

DULUTH, Minn.- The Glensheen Mansion got its evening dress on as the building and the grounds were opened up for Night at the Museum. Glensheen staff said this free event was to give back to the community, who they say has done so much for the mansion. The grounds, trails and buildings were lit up for the public to enjoy…