Author: Arman Rahman

Christmas Tree Illuminates Superior Public Library

Holiday Tree Up for All to Enjoy

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The annual Holiday Tree is now lit in Downtown Superior. The colorfully lit tree looks over the Superior Public Library, and the adjacent corner of Tower Avenue and the newly constructed Belknap Street. Santa paid a visit there on Small Business Saturday, lighting the tree for the first time this season. Superior’s Tannenbaum provides a nice backdrop to…

New Store Brings Thrifty Prices to Lincoln Park

Thrifty Bowtique Opens in West Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- At the height of the holiday season, most stores and businesses look to make as much cash from their community as they can. But one thrift store is doing what it can to give back to the community. “The people love coming here, and they say I’m very chipper, and, y’know, nice.” The chipper owner, Bobbie Shevchuk, isn’t…

MnDOT Updates Public on Can of Worms Interchange

Work to Begin 2020

DULUTH, Minn.-The future for the Can of Worms Interchange is looking a little brighter in Duluth. The Minnesota Department of Transportation met Monday with the community at Clyde Iron Works to give an update on the reconstruction on the project. MnDOT says main work on the project will begin in 2020. They hope to modernize the current infrastructure originally built…

Celebrating Solveig: a Sami Arts Legend

Artist Solveig Arneng Johnson Turns 93

DULUTH, Minn.- To understand the impact Solveig Arneng Johnson has made on the Sami community, you don’t need to look far. You need only look at the people who enter the room, approach her, take her hand and graciously thank her for all she’s done. This made Sunday’s celebration as much for the community as it was for the birthday…

Making Your Own Piece of Holly Jolly

Holiday Make and Take Held at Duluth Flower Farm

DULUTH, Minn.-After shopping Small Business Saturday, Northlanders had a chance to make some holiday cheer Sunday at the Duluth Flower Farm. They hosted their 5th annual Holiday Make and Take. People could come in and make their own kissing balls, wreaths and center pieces out of local balsam, cedar, and pine branches. According to the store’s owner, some of them…

Snocross Crosses Finish Line

AMSOIL Snocross Wraps Up

DULUTH, Minn.- Another year in the books for the AMSOIL Snocross National at Spirit Mountain. The three-day competition wrapped up on Sunday. Despite the track getting heavily rained on on Friday, the President of the AMSOIL Snocross said the crowds remained strong, cheering on their favorite racers. “For the weather, the rain on Friday, attendance was great all 3 days,”…

Small Business Booms After Small Business Saturday

Art in the Alley Among Stores Reporting Increase in Sales

DULUTH, Minn.- Shoppers across the country are fresh off a two-day shopping spree of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. More than 30 small businesses in Duluth participated on Saturday. Businesses like Art in the Alley, on East Superior Street. The store is known for its locally made Jewelry, clothing, accessories and other items. “It was gangbusters,” said Downtown Manager,…

The End of a Musical Era at Club Saratoga

No More Jazz on Saturday Afternoons.

DULUTH, Minn.- To the dismay of many Duluthians, Saturday marked the end of an era. After more than 30 years, Club Saratoga in Canal Park will no longer have Jazz music on Saturday afternoons. You follow the classy sound of jazz inside the dimly lit club. The smooth voice of the singer strings you along. The cool keys of the…

Duluth Celebrates and Honors Native Culture

Native American Heritage Day Celebrated at the Depot

DULUTH, Minn.- Drums boomed in the Depot as Burntside Lake played for the crowd, at Native American Heritage Day. Attendees could make arts and crafts and browse three native art galleries. St. Louis County Historical Society officials say, it’s a great way to educate the community about an important part of Northland culture. “Helping to gain appreciation and understanding, I…

Rain Didn’t Soak the Snocross

Friday's Rain Didn't Impact Snow Sport Competition

DULUTH, Minn.-  Our little bout with rain Friday night did not put a dent in the AMSOIL Snocross competition at Spirit Mountain. They’re still going hard as their 27th year continues. Organizers say, a little rain doesn’t stop the cheers at this massive snow sport event. “Y’know, it’s wet and sugary bu at the same time every racer has to race…

Duluth Shops Small on Saturday

Small Business Saturday Spikes Business in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- Shoppers nationwide have had two big days in a row. After the commercial chaos of Black Friday, it’s a relaxing scene for many to visit their favorite store on the corner, browse around some locally handcrafted goods, and talk with shopkeepers they’ve gotten to know. On this Small Business Saturday, Duluth did just that, at more than 30 different…

Boys and Girls Club Gives Feast of Thanks and Coats for Kids

Hot Thanksgiving Meal and a Coat Provided to Families

DULUTH, Minn.- On Tuesday night the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland held its annual Feast of Thanks, for dozens of families who otherwise might not get to enjoy a traditional hot thanksgiving meal. Around 200 people packed the Holy Family Catholic Church in Duluth for Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, and all the fixings. The free event is designed to…

Duluth Remembers Transgender Lives Lost

International Transgender Day of Remembrance Program Held

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth joined the nation in honoring lives lost in the transgender community. A crowd gathered downtown at the Minnesota Power Plaza on Tuesday night, as part of the 19th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance. They shared poems, words of encouragement, and raised awareness about violence that transgender and non-gender conforming people can face. “The connection that we…

Judge Finds Noah King Guilty in Murder of William Grahek

Judge Munger Reaches Verdict after Four Days

DULUTH, Minn.- Guilty. That’s the verdict for a man involved in the trial for the murder of 22-year-old UMD student William Grahek. 20-year-old Noah King will be sentenced for charges related to that crime, by the judge’s decision. The judge says King is guilty of aiding and abetting first degree intentional murder while trying to commit a burglary, and also…

Mix Cosmetiques Brings Custom Makeup to Duluth

Owner Handmakes Soaps, Makeup, and More

DULTUTH, Minn.- Paris has Sephora, New York has Maybelline, and now Duluth has Mix Cosmetiques. The newest cosmetic store to hit the Northland offers custom, handmade makeup, soaps and lotion. Walking in, you’re hit with the sweet smells and vibrant colors of all the different cosmetics. You might even find the owner practicing her chemistry, mixing and testing different solutions to…

Downtown Duluth Welcomes Wasabi on Black Friday

New Japanese Restaurant Opens Day After Thanksgiving

DULUTH, Minn.-Black Friday is bringing a taste of Japan to Downtown Duluth, with the opening of Wasabi. The Japanese restaurant, which already has a location in Superior, will open Friday at 2 pm in the old City Hall building on East Superior Street. The owners are hoping to bring different Japanese cuisine to Duluth. They offer all the Sushi you…

As Temps Drop, CHUM Proposes Warming Centers

CHUM Asks Council to Consider Proposal As Their Space Decreases

DULUTH, Minn.- As the extreme cold starts setting in, finding a warm, safe place to sleep becomes a serious, and even deadly challenge for Duluth’s homeless community. According to CHUM, more warm shelter options are needed in the city of Duluth, especially during a deep freeze. Last winter, 42 nights dropped below zero. In those conditions, it can take only…

Learn How to Cut with Plasma at Duluth Makerspace

Intro to Plasma Cutting Class Held

DULUTH, Minn.- Education in unique skills was abound in Duluth on Sunday, as people could try cutting out their own designs in metal at a plasma cutting class Plasma cutting involves cutting through electrically conductive materials with a jet of hot plasma. Duluth MakerSpace held the three hour class, as part of their metal shop teaching program. They invited all…

Wedding Plans Began at Greysolon’s Wedding Open House

8th Annual Open House Held in Ballroom

DULUTH, Minn.- The Greysolon Ballroom was turned into a wedding wonderland today, for their 8th annual Wedding Open House. Dresses, DJs, cakes and entertainment lined the ballrooms of Greysolon, as over 40 vendors showed what they had to offer to couples planning their special days. “You can come here and get ideas to jump start your big day,” said Greysolon’s…

Duluth Man’s New Firetruck Helps with Holiday Lights

Barry Sinex's New Ride is the Talk of the Town

DULUTH, Minn.-Ask any young boy, and they’ll tell you that it is their dream to own a big red firetruck and drive it around town. But one Duluth resident made that a reality, and he’s using it to help spread some holiday cheer. The blare of a siren and spinning lights make you feel like you’re at a fire station….

Gun Deer Hunting Kicks Off in Wisconsin

Meat Processors Across State Get Busy

POPLAR, Wis.- Rifles cocked, targets in sight, Deer hunting has begun in Wisconsin. This means meat processors across the state are going to be extra busy, but the business has been spread out. With the colder weather allowing meat to be outside longer, the folks at Hursh Meat Processing have had their hands full all day, showing how it’s going…

UWS International Students Share International Food

UWS Holds International Cooking Demo at Pilgrim Lutheran Church

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The cultures of UWS were on display at Pilgrim Lutheran Church Saturday. The University hosted their annual International Cooking Demo. Foods from around 10 countries were available, for people to get a taste of a different culture. “Our main motto is to bring people together so that they can know more about our culture, and we can learn…

Duluth: City of Gingerbread

Gingerbread City at Nordic Center

DULUTH, Minn.-While Bentleyville is making Duluth a city of lights, the Nordic Center is making Duluth a city of gingerbread. For the 7th year the Nordic Center set up their Gingerbread City. After a gingerbread decorating workshop, you could go and make other crafts with UMD students, embracing Nordic tradition in Duluth. “We want people to come together, take some…

Bake Sale Raises Money for Child Abuse Victims

First Witness Child Advocacy Center Hosts Bake Sale at Holiday Center

DULUTH, Minn.- A Duluth organization sold some sweet treats today, to benefit victims of child abuse. First Witness Child Advocacy Center sold baked goods donated by their board of directors and their friends and family at the Holiday Center. Organizers say, the sale’s impact is far-reaching. “Spreading the word about First Witness, and how important it is to our community…

OMC Smokes Your Turkey

Smokehouse Sells Smoked Turkeys for Thanksgiving

DULUTH, Minn.-As many across the Northland are planning their Thanksgiving meals, some may want to give smoked turkey a try. Until Sunday, OMC Smokehouse is taking orders for their smoked turkeys. For $110.98 you can get a big bird, weighing in at about 22-24 lbs. They come brined with stock at the bottom, ready for pick up anytime next Tuesday…

Wisconsin Deer Hunting Begins as License Sales are Low

Hunting Stores Help Hunters Gear Up

DULUTH, Minn.-With the Wisconsin Gun Deer Opener happening at first light on Saturday, hunting stores like Superior Shooters Supply are helping hunters gear up to start the season. The gleam of polished rifles and the rattling of ammunition boxes mean it’s that time of year: Wisconsin deer hunting begins. Which means products at area hunting stores are flying off the…

String of Daytime Burglaries Reported in Superior

Superior Police Asking Public To Help Solve the Crimes

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  Since November 1st a total of five break ins happened in Superior: one in the UWS area, one in South End, and a couple in Central Park. What has Superior Police baffled: these break–ins all happened in the daytime. After launching an investigation, they are also asking people to remain extra vigilant, for anything that seems out of…

Duluth Fire and St. Luke’s Help with Car Seat Safety

Child Car Seat Safety Clinic Held at Duluth Fire Department

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Center for Disease Control, in one year, more than 618,000 children ages 12 and under rode in a vehicle without a car seat. On Thursday, the Duluth Fire Department and St. Luke’s took measures to change that. At Duluth Fire Station #7, they hosted a totally free Child Car Seat Safety Clinic, where licensed technicians…

Liquor May Soon Flow in Lakeside

Two New Liquor Stores Awaiting Council Approval

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lakeside neighborhood had been dry of alcohol sales for more than 100 years. But alcohol may soon flow there once more. After lifting the ban on liquor in 2016, multiple liquor stores could pop up there in the near future. Whether or not alcohol can be sold off sale in that neighborhood, comes down to the city council’s…

First Cidery Opens in Lincoln Park in Duluth

Duluth Cider Holds Grand Opening

DULUTH, Minn.-  A new cidery three and a half years in the making opened Wednesday on the 2300 block of W. Superior Street. Duluth Cider treated dozens of people to their new cider. They have six different ciders on tap. According to the staff, they hope to be the ones to introduce Northlanders to the unique culture that’s connected to…

‘Meating’ Thanksgiving Demands

Superior Meats Busy with Meat Orders

SUPERIOR, Wis.- As Thanksgiving nears, area butchers are getting busy. Employees at Superior Meats say they’ve been about two dozen turkey orders a day, as well as one or two Turducken orders. “Lot of wow factor,” said Manager Benjamin Buchanan. “It’s a chicken stuffed inside a duck, stuffed inside a turkey. With our homemade wild rice stuffing in between the…

Hot Turkey Sandwiches and Soup at Marine General

Store Hands Out Free Food to Raise Money for Bob's Bike Drive

DULUTH, Minn.- The parking lot of Marine General was packed Wednesday, as they hosted their annual Turkey Fry. People could get a free turkey sandwich and some wild rice soup, all with donations being accepted for Bob’s Bike Drive. The Drive gives bikes to needy kids around the holidays. “Bringing awareness to the Bob’s Bike Drive,” said Marine General’s Retail…

Bentleyville is Coming to Town This Saturday

Final Touches Go on Light Show

DULUTH, Minn.- Last minute preparations are underway before the switch turns on for this year’s Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Opening day is Saturday, and on Sunday crews and volunteers were working hard on the final day of construction, leading up to what’s known as America’s Largest Free-Walk-Through Lighting Display. “We’re all just doing some final touches on everything here today,”…

Busting a Move at Willie Kruger Dance Competition

8th Annual Dance Competition Held at Sports Garden

DULUTH, Minn.- It started in 2011 with just 10 dancers. This year, 43 solo dancers and 13 dancing groups got their groove on for the 8th Annual Willie Kruger Dance Competition. The thump of bombastic beats, and the cheers from crazy crowds turn the Sports Garden upside down. The competition brings the community together every year. It not only benefits…

West Duluth Dollar Tree Burglarized

Store Broken Into Sunday Morning

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth police are investigating after a business in West Duluth was burglarized. The crime happened around 8:30 Sunday morning at the Dollar Tree on Central Avenue. According to police, one or more burglars broke windows to gain access to the building. Police say roughly $5,000 worth of items was stolen. No arrests had been made as of late…

UMD Brings Food From Around the World

International Taste of UMD Took Place at Hope United Methodist Church

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD took folks on a trip around the world Saturday, as their annual International Taste of UMD brought delicacies from around 25 countries to the Northland, all handmade by UMD students. The smell of food from Iran, India, the Philippines, Columbia, and more wafted through the halls of the Hope United Methodist Church. “The fact that UMD is…

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at the DECC

Festival of Trees Begins

DULUTH, Minn.-If you need a little Christmas right this very minute, then the DECC is the place for you this weekend. The Junior League of Duluth’s annual Festival of Trees kicked off Saturday, with over 180 vendors there with their own unique pieces of holiday delight, as well as Christmas trees to auction off. Organizers say, it’s become a Northland…

The Bell Tolls for the Edmund Fitzgerald

Commemoration of Shipwreck Held at Split Rock

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- On November 10th, 43 years ago, a tragedy rocked Lake Superior. The SS Edmund Fitzgerald ship sank, taking all 29 crew members with it. On Saturday that ship, and those lives lost, were honored at Split Rock Lighthouse. One might expect this event to be one full of sorrow, and grief. But 43 years later, a mix…

Duluth Armory Getting Revamped

Restoration and Redevelopment Underway

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s housed the who’s who in 20th century music and culture, including Buddy Holly, in one of his final performances before his death. That performance was watched by Bob Dylan, inspiring him to pursue his own music career. The Duluth Armory has sat unused for over a decade, now plans are in motion to bring it back. Redevelopment…

Many ‘Fall’ for PAVSA Autumn Event

Annual Fundraiser Held at DECC

DULUTH, Minn.-For years PAVSA has been offering their services free of charge to victims of sexual abuse and violence. Friday night, the community gave back at the 38th Annual PAVSA Autumn Event Fundraiser. Hundreds packed the DECC in their suits and dresses for PAVSA’s biggest Fundraiser of the year. Guests could donate by participating in the silent auction, live auction,…

Welcome to the Hostel Duluth

New Hostel Hosts Grand Opening

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s newest, and only, hostel held its grand opening Thursday. Hostel Du Nord is located on W. First Street in Duluth. It’s place were people can pay a fraction of the price of other downtown local hotels, and get a private bunk but share a living space with others.. Staff believes the hostel experience will enhance Duluth. “They…

Raising Funds to Ski Hills

Chester Bowl Fundraiser at Clyde Iron Works

DULUTH, Minn.- With cold and snow beginning to move in, skiers and snowboarders are anxious to hit the hills at places like Chester Bowl in Duluth. But that sport, comes with a cost. Which is why hundreds packed Clyde Iron Works Thursday night, for the 11th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices fundraiser. Money raised will support scholarships for the ski…

Firing of Sessions Sparks Protest in Duluth

Group Protests Outside Courthouse

DULUTH, Minn.- Anti-Trump protesters took to the steps outside the St. Louis County Courthouse. The group was not happy about President Trump’s firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Overall, the protesters were making their voices heard because they say the Trump Administration is not above the law. Thursday night’s cold weather didn’t stop more than a dozen men and…

Stauber Declares Win For 8th Congressional Dist.; Radinovich Thanks Supporters

Republican Candidate Gives Victory Speech

PROCTOR, Minn.-Pete Stauber, Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, declared victory Tuesday night in a speech to his constituents at Blackwoods restaurant in Proctor. In his speech, he thanked his family, especially his wife, for supporting him along the way, while also apologizing for missing some of his sons hockey and volleyball games: “But that’s what you have to do, when you want…

Radinovich: Many More Precincts to Go

DFL Candidate Not Conceding

BAXTER, Minn.- Despite falling behind in votes, DFL Candidate for Minnesota’s 8th District, Joe Radinovich, announces in a speech that he is not conceding the race. As of 11:30pm, Radinovich’s 83,111 votes trail behind Stauber’s 106,026. The DFL Candidate said in his speech that there still many more precincts to go, and that he will continue fighting for working families….

Wisconsin Goats Go Green

Lake Minnesuing Farm Led Goats on Plant Eating Parade

DULUTH, Minn.- While herds of Northlanders flocked to the polls for their civic duty, a herd of Northland Animals took the streets of Bennett Wisconsin, for their environmental duty. Breaking up the normal landscape of candidate signs on Bennett Road: goats on parade. Many are named after food: Sugar, Mama Coco, Maggie, Ginger, Ruby Tuesday, Devon, Mary Jane, Chippers, among…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Dovetail Cafe

New Cafe and Marketplace Opens In Lincoln Park

DULUTH, Minn.-Many big coffee shops like Starbucks, and smaller niche cafes like to boast of their organic, single origin coffee. But how many can boast that their entire coffee shop is homegrown? One cafe in Lincoln Park sure seems like it can. “That’s something we really believe strongly in, and if we can re-purpose something so that it’s not going…

Some Like it Rainy, Some Like it Snowy

Rain by Lake, Snow Inland

DULUTH, Minn.-The Twin Ports was pulled two different ways today. Shoppers at Miller Hill Mall were taken by surprise by the immense snowfall, while those by the lake were treated to an all too familiar sight: wind and rain. In Canal Park waves crashed ashore, reaching heights of 10–14 feet, drowning parts of the sidewalk underwater. Yet that didn’t stop…

Hillside Gets a ‘Better Block’

Better Block and Zeitgeist Hold Community Event

DULUTH, Minn.- How can an organization from Texas bring people in Duluth together? With music, food, fun, and lots of hot chocolate. That’s how Better Block and the Zeitgeist “Places for People” campaign had local businesses and local people come together, to have a great time. Kanya and Savant Atwater have been keeping busy with all they’ve been up to….