Author: CJ Baumgartner

Swimmers Walk the Line Over Harvey’s Mausoleum

DULUTH, Minn.– Everyone’s looking for some new and exciting ways to stay cool during the summer in Duluth. A group of brave swimmers were walking that line in a pretty cool way just off the shore of Canal Park. The swimmers set up a slackline tied from the uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum, otherwise known as the crib off Lake Superior and…

Beer Garden Returns to Great Lakes Aquarium

DULUTH, Minn.– A new summer tradition continued at the Great Lakes Aquarium Thursday night. The aquarium’s beer garden is back for its second year. Partnering with Earth Rider Brewing and the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, people could come through, sit along the water and enjoy some music. The event was created last year when the aquarium was closed for five months…

Superior Kids Meet SPD K9 Lacka in Meet and Greet

SUPERIOR, Wis.– It’s common to see people bringing their dogs to the park to play and see some new faces. And on Thursday the Superior Police Department brought one of their dogs to do just that. Put on by the Northland K9 Foundation and the SPD, a small crowd of families met Officer Jeff Herriman and K9 Lacka at Heritage…

Bayside Sounds Returns to Webster Park

SUPERIOR, Wis.– Superior’s Webster Park was busy as bayside sounds kicked off for the summer tonight. The summer concert series put on by the city and other sponsors will be at a different park every Wednesday for 8 weeks. Many local bands are back from last year with a few new additions. It was a packed house with an audience…

Sidewalk Days Returns to Downtown Duluth for Area’s Biggest Business Event

"It’s just really nice to get people back into the core of our community on to Superior Street," said Greater Downtown Council President Kristi Stokes.

DULUTH, Minn.– After not taking place in 2020, Sidewalk Days 2021 has the streets filled again. “So this is kind of the first time we’re back our normal, spread-out type of sidewalk days. And then for our car show we spread it out even more for eight blocks,” said Greater Downtown Council President Kristi Stokes. The greater downtown council’s sidewalk…

Powell Leads Way as Huskies’ Top Rochester

DULUTH, Minn.– The Huskies were hosting the honkers Sunday afternoon at Wade Stadium. In the bottom of the second, the Huskies got on the board with a sacrifice fly from Beau Wimpee to score Peyton Powell. In the fifth inning, Powell drove in two with an RBI single putting Duluth up 3-2 and the Huskies would add one more in…

Fourth Fest Caps Off Fourth of July Weekend

DULUTH, Minn.– For those who didn’t get enough of all the live concerts over at Bayfront Park this Fourth of July weekend, music enthusiasts were jamming out again Sunday night at Bayfront Festival Park. The free event known as Fourth Fest capped off the Independence Day weekend festivities in Duluth. Gates opened at 4 this afternoon with a few bands…

Hairball Returns to Rock Bayfront Park

DULUTH, Minn.– One of Duluth’s most anticipated summer concerts returned to rock Bayfront Saturday night as Hairball made its smashing return to Duluth. Thousands packed Bayfront Park Saturday as Hairball made their way back to Duluth for their first appearance in town since 2019. The band’s shows and tours have been put on pause for most of last year with…

Maker’s Market Held at Earth Rider Brewing

SUPERIOR, Wis.– Small area artist’s craftsmen and vendors came together in Superior to showcase their products outside on Saturday. Earth Rider Brewing on Tower Avenue hosted a makers market in their outdoor space. Small pop-up shops sold their goods for customers to check it all out. While having a beer and listening to music next to the beer tent. One…

Preparations Wrapping Up For Fireworks Show

DULUTH, Minn.– Finishing touches being put on the explosives being used for the Duluth fireworks show being called one of the largest shows in the Midwest. “It’s be a good show. It’ll be exciting getting everyone back out and getting to see a show they haven’t seen in a couple years so it’ll be great to get that going again,”…

DFD Gives Reminder to Beat the Heat on a Hot 4th of July

DULUTH, Minn.– With those high temperatures coming Sunday Duluth firefighters are giving some reminders to those trying to stay cool. The DFD says to stay hydrated and cut back on alcoholic and caffeinated drinks while outside. If you have neighbors who may not have access to air conditioning, make sure to check on them and don’t leave kids or pets…

Bulldogs Host Youth Football Camp

Close to 100 kids were on the field Thursday afternoon for day one of UMD's youth football camp.

DULUTH, Minn.– While the bulldogs won’t be back on the gridiron until their season begins in September, there was plenty of action this afternoon at Malosky Stadium. Close to 100 kids were on the field Thursday afternoon for day one of UMD’s youth football camp. Young athletes from the 3rd up to the 8th grade spent the day learning different…

Duluth East Boys Hockey Team Cleans Up Vandalized Woodland Rink

The Duluth East Boy’s Hockey team offered to help restore the graffiti on the player boxes and glass for the upper and lower rinks.

DULUTH, Minn.– The Woodland area hockey rinks in Duluth were vandalized in May. Thursday afternoon, cleanup efforts were underway from local athletes. The Duluth East Boy’s Hockey team offered to help restore the graffiti on the player boxes and glass for the upper and lower rinks. Clean up efforts included scrubbing and washing off the graffiti along with repainting the…

St. Scholastica Athletics Officially Join the MIAC

It marks the end of the Saints’ time in the UMAC.

DULUTH, Minn.– Starting Thursday, the St. Scholastica Saints are now officially the 13th school in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference or the MIAC. It marks the end of the Saints’ time in the UMAC, which 18 of the school’s 22 programs took part in. All 18 programs in the UMAC won at least one conference championship. The first St. Scholastica…

Chamber of Commerce Names Matt Baumgartner Next President

DULUTH, Minn.– With the retirement of Duluth Area Chamber Of Commerce President David Ross, the organization’s next president has been named. Matt Baumgartner will be taking on the role, who’s been on Chamber’s Board of Directors since 2016. He’s been with Grandma’s Restaurant Company for the last 14 years, along with serving as the canal park business association president. As…

Free Reading Glasses for Readers at Duluth Public Library

DULUTH, Minn.– As people return to the Duluth Public Library, a new program hopes to help those who have trouble seeing. The library now has around 30 free reading glasses for visitors after a donation from the Duluth Lions Club. The non-prescription spectacles can be borrowed or kept for those who don’t have glasses or just forgot theirs at home….

Independence Concert Kicks-Off 4th of July Festivities

DULUTH, Minn.– An outdoor concert in Gary-New Duluth played some Fourth of July-themed tunes Wednesday night with the holiday right around the corner. “We have a great partnership here with the rec center. They’ve always had us out for the 4th of July. Last year we couldn’t come because of schedule and because of Covid. So this is the first…

New Mexican Restaurant Coming to Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn.– A new authentic Mexican place is coming to Canal Park but in the meantime, the owner is still serving his food to the area. Chachos Taqueria along Canal Park Drive has been doing a pop-up for the last two weekends to try and build some excitement for their food until their permanent spot near Caribou Coffee. They were…

New System Tracks Antibiotics Trends at Ecumen Lakeshore

DULUTH, Minn.– An assisted living facility in Duluth is upgrading its prescription-tracking technology for its residents. Ecumen Lakeshore is rolling out a new software program called ABX Tracker. That program will record data involving antibiotics and infection control with a goal of reducing the chances of giving a resident antibiotics that might not be as effective as other drugs. “Antibiotics…

53rd Annual Duluth Gun Show Returns to the DECC

DULUTH, Minn.– As more and more events return to Duluth this summer, Northland gun enthusiasts were happy to know that one of their favorite events was coming back to the DECC. The 53rd annual Duluth Gun Show saw over 1,000 people make their way through over 200 tables of different guns and ammunition this weekend. One of the 62 vendors…

UMD Students Encourage Gardening in Morgan Park

DULUTH, Minn.– Saturday some UMD students held an event to help address food access in one of Duluth’s “food desert” neighborhoods. In Morgan Park, UMD’s Land Lab program gave out free bell pepper and cherry tomato plants mature and ready to be put in the ground. The students hope to start a community garden in the area to teach more…

2nd Annual Bayfront Bratfest Returns

DULUTH, Minn.– Meat lovers are getting the weekend of their lives at Bayfront Park. After Ribfest on Friday the 2nd annual Bayfront Brat Fest served up some flavors Saturday. 13 different kinds of brats were available to taste from habanero mango to mac and cheese sponsored by several Midwest breweries. The event was split into two sessions during the day…

Duluth Airshow Soars Back in 2021

DULUTH, Minn.– The success of Grandma’s Marathon and the nice weather brought out one of the biggest turnouts for the Duluth Air Show in its history. “We had a great day for flying. Sometimes people think if it’s not blue skies it’s not going to be a good show. Honestly with the Blue Angels on a day like today they…

2nd Annual Lake Superior Ribfest Returns

DULUTH, Minn.– After more than a year, Bayfront Park got a taste of a busy summer with Grandma’s Marathon last weekend. This weekend, the tastings continue with participants trading their running shoes for some racks of ribs. Tents, vendors, and visitors filled Bayfront Park last weekend for the marathon. Now this weekend, it was tastier. The smell of barbeque filled…

Residents Rescued From Duluth House Fire

DULUTH, Minn.– Two people were rescued from a late night house fire in Duluth last night. The call came in at midnight from witnesses reporting a house fully engulfed with flames. Firefighters discovered a large amount of fire on an exterior front porch. Police on scene reported two persons living in the home who made it out to the porch…

Ecumen Assisted Living Holds 90th & 91st Anniversary Celebration

DULUTH, Minn.– As events return this summer, one Duluth organization is making up for lost time after a quiet year. The Ecumen Lakeshore assisted living facility along London Road held its “90th-Plus One” anniversary celebration this afternoon. The residents who are 90 years and older were featured along with other residents joined the staff to celebrate the milestone. “Of course…

Love Creamery Opens Second Location in Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn.– Love Creamery is now serving up ice cream in Canal Park in the former Subway location. This is in addition to a creamery in Lincoln Park. More than 20 new employees have been hired to run the new location in the busy tourist district, which features a new look and more flavors to choose from. “We’re really excited…

Summer Gear Sales Staying Hot Again This Summer

SUPERIOR, Wis.– As summer is in full swing, Northlanders have been finding ways to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Summer gear shops like Northwest Outlet in Superior have been busy with people wanting to get into the woods or into the water. Top sellers have been tubes and lifejackets, along with backpacks and bug nets. But the biggest seller…

Public Meeting Held to Address Vandalisms in Gary-New Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.– Gary-New Duluth has experienced acts of vandalism over the past year, including on the construction of the area’s new rec center. Now the community and local law enforcement are coming together to address these issues in the area. “Some of them were pretty limited as far as attendance and stuff social distancing guidelines and stuff like that. But…

Local Union Offers Scholarships for More Diverse DFD

DULUTH, Minn.– The Duluth Firefighter’s Union is offering a new way to help get more people involved in firefighting. The International Association of Firefighters Union Local 101 here in Duluth is offering up to four scholarships to get underrepresented groups involved in the fire department. The scholarship would cover state fire and hazmat certifications, along with the physical agility test….

Grandma’s Marathon Creates Local Business Boost

DULUTH, Minn.– No Grandma’s Marathon last year due to the pandemic not only took away a big event for Duluth but also a big weekend for area establishments. The race made it a busy day at Sir Benedict’s Pub along Superior Street. “People showed up to cheer on the runners and it was great to see. It felt a little…

More Volunteers Needed For Rhubarb Festival

DULUTH, Minn.– As the CHUM Rhubarb Festival gets ready to come back next Saturday, they are looking for more volunteers. Organizers are looking for 10 volunteers to help set up and 10 more to take down as the big event returns at the Coppertop Church in Duluth. Those interested can sign up on their website as organizers encourage more Northlanders…

Local Meat Shops Busy on Father’s Day

DULUTH, Minn.– Despite the rain, it’s always a good day to grill on father’s day one of the busiest days for meat markets in the Northland. Stokke’s Meat Market in Hermantown was busy Sunday as families came in to get some cuts of meat to share with their dad’s ad families. Popular choices at the store were ribeye steaks, brats,…

Race Watch Party Returns to Duluth Running Co.

DULUTH, Minn.– Watch parties to give runners some encouragement along the marathon’s course have been a big tradition here in Duluth. Duluth Running Company has been hosting watch parties since 2010 along East Superior Street. Now with Hoka running apparel sponsoring the store. While the party was smaller this year to social distance, the owner says any chance to cheer…

Grandma’s Race Brings Local Business Boost

DULUTH, Minn.– Saturday’s race wasn’t just circled on the calendars of runners and spectators. The marathon is also an important event for Duluth businesses. Over at Little Angie’s in Canal Park, staff say despite the limited number of runners bringing in smaller crowds early on, by the afternoon they say it looked as full as any Grandma’s Marathon day. “We…

Spectators Return to Grandma’s Marathon

DULUTH, Minn.– As runners make their way back down from Two Harbors here into Duluth, they’re getting a big boost from a whole lot of supporters. Some places around Duluth held watch parties, including at the reef bar along London Road. Where a former Grandma’s runner spent his time Saturday. “I’ve done the half two times so I figured checking…

Firefighters Battle 60 Acre Fire on Iron Range

Firefighters are responding to a 60-acre wildfire near Embarrass.

EMBARRASS, Minn.– As dry conditions continue around the Northland, responders are working to contain a wildfire on the Iron Range. Firefighters are responding to a 60-acre wildfire in the Embarrass area near  . The fire is now 10 percent contained as multiple aircrafts are assisting Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Forest Service Crews on the ground. Around 7 p.m.,…

Superior’s Summer ‘Porchfest Popups’ Begin

SUPERIOR, Wis.– A new summer pop-up event in Superior is letting locals enjoy live music right from porches of homes around town. That’s the sounds of local group similar dogs at Superior’s first ever “Porchfest Popup” Thursday night. Throughout the summer, three different porches will feature music in different neighborhoods around Superior. The pop-up events are organized by Siggy’s Musical…

Spirit Room Unveils New Outdoor Venue

SUPERIOR, Wis.– A popular Superior cocktail bar has taken its pandemic growing pains and turned them into a one-of-a-kind summer outdoor venue. The Spirit Room in Superior’s old city hall building on Broadway Street has laid down fake green turf in a section of the parking lot. It features tables and chairs, along with a border of individual coves for…

Bong Airport Holds First-Ever Community Open House

SUPERIOR, Wis.– It was a busy day at the Bong Airport in Superior as all hangers have opened up at the airport to give the community a look into the sky. The first ever Bong Airport Open House took place Saturday. Building on a tradition set by the Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron. “The whole idea is to get…

New Ropes Course Opens in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn.– For those who want an active course, High Ropes Minnesota opened to the public today in Cloquet. The 5-pole, 12 element course has two levels for climbers to navigate with guides along the way to help. No matter how much ropes experience you have, operators say the course is for kids and adults of all ages. “A lot…

New ‘Slooper Slide’ Opens at Mont du Lac

SUPERIOR, Wis.– The nice day was a perfect afternoon for Mont du Lac Resort’s newest summer attraction to make a splash. The first kid went down Mont du Lac’s new ‘Slooper Slide’ on Saturday A classic slide with water flowing down to give riders some extra speed as they fly into the pool. It’s the second addition to Mont du…

Gov. Evers Tours Sustainable Food Program at Northland College

On Friday Governor Tony Evers toured the Hulings Rice Food Center on the Northland College campus.

ASHLAND, Wis.– At Northland College in Ashland, a school food program has been teaching students how to grow sustainability. And it’s catching the eye of the Wisconsin governor. On Friday Governor Tony Evers toured the Hulings Rice Food Center on the Northland College campus. “It’s always good to get out of the bubble of the state capital,” said Evers. The…