Author: Arman Rahman

Aiming at the Target

Final Preparations for Bowfest Underway

Superior, WI- Preparations are wrapping up for the 2nd annual Bowfest at Mont Du Lac resort on Friday. Archers will shoot 3D animal targets like a dinosaur, as well as distance and aerial targets. Prizes are awarded to the top three winners in each division. But the competition is more relaxed and interactive. “One of the things we’re trying to…

Targeting the Source of Domestic Violence

Facilitators Trained at Domestic Abuse Intervention Program in Duluth

Duluth, Minn.- .The “Duluth Model” has received worldwide praise for its work correcting domestic violence and abuse. At the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program on Superior St., people from across the world trained to implement the model in their communities. Yet trainees are forced to ask themselves: if you were facilitating a rehab program like this, would you be ready to work…

Reelin’ It In

Salmon Classic Fishing Contest Held at Silver Lake

Silver Bay, Minn.- This weekend brought out hundreds of Anglers in Silver Bay for the 18th annual Salmon Classic Fishing Contest. The crystalline water of Lake Superior laps gently against the wooden pier. Fishermen were out at the crack of dawn to get out on the water. While the fish were probably still asleep, if they were smart. Hours later, a boat motor…

Woodland Wonderland

Woodland Days Takes Place in Duluth

Duluth, Minn.-Woodland Days took place on Friday the 21st outside the Other Place Bar and Grill. In years past organizers said the event became more “drinking days” than Woodland Days. But now it’s family friendly, thanks to the birth of one little daughter. “I became a father,” said Other Place Owner Martin Hinz. “And I started to realize that there’s…

South End Days Stirs Up Superior

Weekend Event Begins With Rummage Sales

Superior, WI-Superior’s South End Days are back for a third year. To start the weekend event residents could bargain for some baubles at any of the 35-plus rummage sales around South Superior. “Hit the jackpot at this one,” said Rummager Taylor Tuura. “She found some stuff for her kitchen,” said fellow Rummager Chloe Whittington. “I just found some sharpies for…

Beefing Up Blatnik

UMD Civil Engineering Students Help Work on Blatnik Bridge

Duluth, Minn.-Some Civil Engineering students from University of Minnesota Duluth got up close and personal with the Blatnik Bridge. Students teamed up with the Minnesota department of transportation and WSP consulting company to attach and test sensors on the underbelly of the bridge. The sensors will be used for a load test which measures how weight of heavy truck loads…

New Northwood Facility

Northwood Children's Services Opens New Psychiatric Facility

Duluth, Minn.-The first residential psychiatric facility for children in Minnesota has opened in Duluth, and is breaking new ground as the first of its kind in the state. While the building has been open to patients since June 15, Northwood Children’s Services formally introduced the building and its amenities on Friday. The building’s softly colorful walls, cozy–looking rooms and large…

Porch Fire in Superior

Flames Destroy Porch, Damage Nearby Home

Superior, WI-Crews responded to the scene on Lackawanna Ave. Wednesday night to find a porch engulfed in flames. The porch was destroyed. The fire then spread to the siding of a neighboring home, also causing damage. The cause of the fire is undetermined and no injuries were reported. Damage estimates sit at five thousand dollars. Categories: News, News – Latest…

Superior Engwall Folding Its Petals

Store Closing at End of the Month

Superior, WI- Engwall’s flower shop is closing it’s doors in Superior and merging with their Hermantown location at the end of the month. Despite the closure, Engwall’s employees can still work at the Hermantown location. Owners said the move is due to the decreased number of walk-in customers at that store, with about 90 percent of their business coming online. They…

PAVSA’s First Street Fundraiser

Sexual Assault Assistance Program hosts BBQ and Cupcake Sale

Duluth, Minn.- The Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault or PAVSA held their 8th Annual BBQ and Cupcake Sale on Thursday. Passerby on First Street were invited to donate ten dollars for some Pulled Chicken or Sloppy Joe (both vegan and regular), with cupcakes sold in the lower level of the Building for Women. Attendees included some sexual…

FEMA Asseses Flood Damage

Need For Public Assistance Being Determined

Duluth, Minn.-While the flash flood waters ravaged many Northland communities last month, communities still dealing with the effects of the flash flood of 2012, FEMA is reporting Carlton county to be recovering well. A state of emergency was quickly declared in June, but since then many roads and bridges that were once just chunks floating in water are now restored….

Reading for Well-Being

Wellness Collection Opens at UMD Library

Duluth, Minn.- An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a book a day? The folks at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s library think they have the answer. The library just opened a new Wellness Collection. The aim is to increase awareness of well-being with different health related books. While the library provides some books, students are…

Flotation Station Inauguration

Four New Life Jacket Loaner Stations Open at Lakes

Duluth, Minn.- Young swimmers and boaters at several Duluth lakes now have free access to life jackets, thanks to new children’s’ life-jacket loaner stations. Minnesota Power, Duluth Superior Eco Rotary, Essentia Health and and Local 361 Carpenters’ Union teamed up with the Nonprofit Safe Kids to build these stations. Essentia Health provided the Life-Jackets, while volunteers from the Carpenter’s Union…

Montgomery Announces Retirement

Longtime Chief Administration Officer Bids Adieu

Duluth, Minn- A big change is coming to the Mayor’s office in Duluth. After nearly ten years in his position, Chief Administration Officer Dave Montgomery is retiring. Montgomery is the longest serving Chief Administrative Officer in Duluth for 30 years. The farewell crowd at City Hall included former Mayor Don Ness, members of the Fire Department, and various other city…

Slithering Celebrities

Lake Superior Zoo Celebrates World Snake Day

Duluth, Minn.- The Lake Superior Zoo invited folks to slither out and celebrate with some serpents on Sunday for World Snake Day. It was a particularly exciting day for young Landon Dardis. “Because I got to have a snake selfie with a yellow snake,” he said. Guests got to meet 8-year-old Bullsnake Mr. Burns, and Monty: a 9-foot Burmese Python….

Lincoln Park Meets on the Street

Neighborhood Hosts Activities on 3rd Street

Duluth, Minn.- Police officers got an opportunity to spend some time getting to know the residents in Lincoln Park as the Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative hosted the 5th Annual Meet on the Street. Cars on part of 3rd Street were kicked out to make room for food, celebration, and fun on Sunday. Residents were invited to play, dance, and…

Row, Row, Row, Your Boat at the Duluth International Regatta

60th Annual Regatta featured boats up to 65 feet in length

DULUTH, Minn.-The calming sounds of the lakeside are replaced with cheers and pep talks as the Duluth rowing club hosted the 60th Annual Duluth International Regatta, one of the larger regattas in the Northland. Rowers ranging from teenagers to 70-year–olds gather at the water’s edge to compete, support, and enjoy. And for anyone that thinks it’s a boring leisure activity,…

Taste of Greece Festival Starts in Duluth

Greek sights, sounds, smells, and dances filled the Marshall School gym

DULUTH, Minn.- Just follow the smells of the grilled Soulvaki and flaky Baklava and you’ll find Greece in the gym at Marshall College Prep. The gym is filled with Mediterranean sounds, smells, outfits, and folk dances. Out of all the preparation that has gone into this event, the dancers have been consistently working the longest, practicing every Sunday since May….

Shootin’ The Breeze

Black River Bandits Cowboy Fast Draw Opens in Superior

Superior, Wis.- The cowboys have come to Superior! The roughest around came out to stare down other cowboys and show ’em who’s boss at the 2018 Wisconsin State “Smokin’ Gun” Tournament, run by the Black River Bandits Fast Draw Shooting Club. And this year had quite a turnout. “Well we’re having the biggest shoot we’ve ever had,” said Black River…

Dog Show Begins in Duluth

Duluth Dog Show Opens at DECC

DULUTH, Minn.-The Northland is going to the dogs as the 70th Annual Duluth Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show takes place July 12-July 15 . Dogs of all shapes sizes and colors come out to strut their stuff at the DECC. The event is open to more than just dogs and their owners. “Well a lot of people come here…

Warming Bodies, Warming Hearts

Hospital patients in Duluth are a little cozier thanks to a local car dealership and its customers.

DULUTH, Minn.-  While blankets are always needed in Duluth weather, they are extra special at St. Luke’s Hospital and Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center. About 40 blankets were given out to cancer patients at both hospitals. And it’s all thanks to Miller Hill Subaru in Duluth. As part of their 3rd annual Subaru Cares Program, they accepted donations of…