Author: Claudia Chakamian

AMSOIL Championship Snocross Wraps Up

Lincoln Lemieux took home first in the men's pro final on Sunday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The AMSOIL Championship Snocross wrapped up on Sunday after a full weekend of competition at Spirit Mountain. Sunday consisted of the finals for multiple categories, including the men’s pro final. Lincoln Lemieux took home the title, beating Kody Kamm by seven seconds, while Elias Ishoel finished third. View the full results on their website.  Categories: Sports

Heavy on Wrestling Brings Wrestling Fans to Clyde Iron Works

This was the third year this promotion has been held at Clyde Iron Works

DULUTH, Minn. – For the third straight year, professional wrestling invaded the Clyde Iron Works as Heavy on Wrestling held its Black Sunday promotion on Sunday. Fans waited outside then piled into the arena for the show, ready to watch some of their favorite wrestlers on the six–match card. While the fans were excited to see all of the action, the…

Northern Star: Makayla Suominen

The senior swimmer signed her National Letter of Intent on Monday for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Makayla Suominen has been a standout on the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton high school swim team for six years, swimming in five state meets, earning eight medals, countless top–five finishes, and even a state title her sophomore year. “Coming in, I knew it was my senior year and taking all of the other years into account and I was pretty…

Heavy On Wrestling Returns to Duluth on Sunday

Heavy on Wrestling's Black Sunday will be Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Clyde Iron Works.

DULUTH, Minn. – Professional wrestling will be back in Duluth on Sunday for the Heavy on Wrestling Black Sunday promotion. The show will have a six match card including appearances from Tommy Dreamer, Ken Anderson and Jazz. “Well I’ve been doing this for over 20 years so to me this is just another day in the park for me. And just…

Northern Stars Drop Fourth Straight at Home

Captain Cassie McClure scored the lone goal for Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – Once again, the Duluth girl’s hockey team struggled to get much offense going as the Blake School dominated from start to finish, getting the 9-1 win. Cassie McClure scored the lone goal for the Northern Stars during the second period. Duluth (0-5) will hit the road and play Hopkins/Park on Friday Nov. 30. Categories: High School, Sports

Big Third Period Lifts Mustangs Over Hilltoppers in Season Opener

Duluth Marshall had a 3-2 lead at the end of the second period, but Mound View scored four straight to get the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a back-and-forth battle in the first two periods, but a big third period from Mound View gave them the 6-4 win over Duluth Marshall in the boys hockey season opener. The Hilltoppers led 1-0 at the end of the first thanks to a goal by Xavier McNulty. They then led 3-2 at the end of…

Yellowjackets Men’s Hockey Wins Big Over Lumberjacks

Six different Wisconsin-Superior players scored in the win .

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior men’s hockey team scored early and often to get the 6-3 win over Northland College on Saturday night. The Yellowjackets led the entire game and scored two goals in each period. Troy York, Will Blake, Chad Lopez, Jordan Martin, Andrew Durham and Artur Terchiyev all scored in the win while A.J. Smith made 22 saves….

Christmas City Express Now Open

The story performance and train ride runs through Dec. 22.

DULUTH, Minn. – Families can now get a taste of the holiday season as the annual Christmas City Express story and train ride opened Friday. Families who go will hear the “Christmas City Express” story, get to visit with Santa and ride a holiday themed train down the Bentleyville. “There’s some about the nostalgia of trains and the holidays and Christmas…

Shoppers Head to Miller Hill Mall for Black Friday Deals

Miller Hill Mall extended their hours and opened at 6 a.m. for Black Friday.

DULUTH, Minn. – Shoppers all over the country stayed up late and waited in long lines to get the deals of the season because today is Black Friday. Thousands of happy shoppers roamed through the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth Friday looking for gifts for the holidays or just trying to snag some deals. “There’s so many different stores that have such…

Big Second Half Gives Bulldogs Basketball Win in Non-Conference Finale

Minnesota Duluth erased an early 12-point deficit to come out on top.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth men’s basketball team overcame a 12-point deficit in the first half to top Michigan Tech 61-56 on Sunday to round out non-conference play. The Bulldogs scored 39 points in the second half, shooting 40 percent from the field to come out with the win. Brandon Myer led all scorers with 27 points while he…

Prep Girls Hockey: Hilltoppers Come Out on Top, Mirage Suffer First Loss of Season

Duluth Marshall gets its first win of the season

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Marshall girls hockey got its first win of the season in a 3-0 shutout over St. Francis/North Branch, while Proctor-Hermantown fell to defending state champion, Breck, on Saturday. Caitlin Breen, Bella Kartch and Olivia Boettcher scored for the Hilltoppers. They’ll be back in action next Friday at St. Cloud. Meanwhile, Proctor/Hermantown suffered its first loss of…

Saints Women’s Hockey Swept By No. 6 Bulldogs

St. Scholastica fell one short in Saturday's contest.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica and No. 6 Adrian went back-and-fourth for the first two periods but in the end, the Saints couldn’t get it done as the Bulldogs win it, 4-3, and sweep the weekend series. Amber Tilander, Rachel Anderson and Alexia Klaas scored for the Saints. The Saints will play at Gustavus Adolphus on Tuesday. Categories: College, Sports

Bulldogs Football Falls to Lions in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Minnesota Duluth couldn't contain the reigning national champions.

DULUTH, Minn. – It would be another slow start for the Minnesota Duluth football team, but this time the Bulldogs couldn’t overcome it, as Texas A&M University-Commerce got the 33-17 win, ending the Bulldogs season. Mike Rybarczyk completed nine passes for 67 yards, while backup quarterback Ben Everhart also saw some action, complete 10 passes for 79 yards. The Bulldogs…

Saints Women’s Hockey Suffer First Loss of Season to No. 6 Bulldogs

No. 6 Adrian jumped out to an early lead and St. Scholastica couldn't catch up.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s hockey team fell into an early hole and couldn’t climb out as No. 6 Adrian handed the Saints their first loss of the season, getting the 5-3 win on Friday night. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period, and continued to grow their lead in…

60th Annual Christmas City of the North Parade Travels Through Duluth

The parade started near Fitgers and ran through Superior Street to 4th Avenue East.

DULUTH, Minn. – The 60th annual parade took place this evening, traveling through downtown Duluth on Superior Street. The long–standing holiday tradition is great for people to keep coming back each year. “This will be our fourth so it’s been a great even to be a part of, and we really enjoy it obviously we’re having fun with it. Just…

Hayes Records Hat Trick, Yellowjackets Defeat Lumber Jills

CC Hayes completed her first career hat trick.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – CC Hayes completed her first career hat trick as the Wisconsin-Superior women’s hockey team got the 4-1 win over Northland College on Tuesday night. Northland got on the board first with an early goal, but it would be all UWS after. Hayes scored once in the second and twice in the third period, while Myka Sutherland was…

Lumberjacks Score Late to Win Season Opener

Three different CEC players scored in the win.

CLOQUET, Minn. – It would take until the final few minutes of the second period but the Lumberjacks finally got going as Cloquet-Esko-Carlton got the 3-2 over Brainerd in the season opener. Dea DeLeon, Taylor Nelson and Lauren Cawcutt scored for the Lumberjacks in the season opener, while Elise Lund made a huge save at the buzzer to clinch the…

Bulldogs Basketball Split Doubleheader Against Wildcats

The Minnesota Duluth women's basketball team got the win in its season opener.

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team got its first win of the season while the men’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the year as the UMD basketball teams split the doubleheader against Northern Michigan. The women’s team jumped out to an early lead as the Bulldogs got the 51-45 win in their season opener. Emma…

Kraus-Anderson Community Foundation Donates $50,000 To Two Local Charities

The money was profited through they 2018 Kraus Anderson Bike Duluth Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – The Kraus-Anderson Community Foundation made a large donation Monday to two local charities. The organization presented $50,000, which was raised through the 2018 Kraus Anderson Bike Duluth Festival, to two different beneficiaries, the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores and the Gary New Duluth Development Alliance, who each received $25,000. “This is helping our community at whole. The…

Minnesota Power, Dairyland Power Cooperative Hold Nemadji Trail Energy Center Public Meeting

The Nedmadji Trail Energy Center is a natural gas-fired power plant that's planning to be completed in running in 2025 in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative hosted a voluntary open house Monday night, involving its plans for a new energy plant. The Nemadji Trail Energy Center is a natural gas–fired power plant that’s in the works in Superior. Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved it in a 3–2 vote at the end of October, so the two organizations…

Duluth YMCA, Gary New Duluth Recreation Center Hold Free Veterans Dinner

The dinner also collected money for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Gary New Duluth Recreation Center and the Y put on a free community dinner Monday night to raise awareness and collect donations for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans. Although it was free, there was a donation jar set up for the MACV, a West Duluth organization that helps veterans find homes and supports them through daily life….

Bulldogs Football Draws 3 Seed, Will Host First Round of NCAA DII Tournament

The Bulldogs will host defending national champions Texas A&M University-Commerce in the first round.

DULUTH, Minn. – After posting an 11-0 regular season record and clinching a share of the NSIC championship, the Minnesota Duluth football team is now headed back to the NCAA DII Playoffs. The Bulldogs missed the playoffs last year, but drew the 3-seed in super region four in this year’s tournament, as the bracket was released Sunday. “Today everything comes…

Cardinals, Rangers Advance to Class 9-Man Semi-Finals

Cromwell-Wright and Mountain Iron-Buhl are the last two Northland teams in the playoffs.

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota High School Football Playoffs are starting to wrap up, and only two Northland teams remain, and they’re both from Class 9-Man. Cromwell-Wright defeated NCEUH in the first round on Friday and are moving on to face Spring Grove on Thursday at 11:30 in the morning. Both the lions and the cardinals are undefeated on the season….

Northern Star: Duluth East Cheerleading

For this week's segment, we take a look at the Duluth East Cheer team, who is going to nationals for the first time in program history.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth East Cheer team has spent most of the year on the sidelines of Friday night lights, cheering on the Greyhounds each week. But over the past month, they’ve been putting in the work for competition season. “We do a lot more performances for our school and then we work on competitions so they only had about…

Bulldogs Football Dominates Wolves, Finish Regular Season Undefeated

Minnesota-Duluth only scored in the second and third quarters in the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – It would take a while to get going, but the UMD Football team found its momentum in the second quarter to get the 40-13 win and finish the regular season undefeated for the sixth time in program history. The Bulldogs also clinched a share of the NSIC championship for the first time since 2014. The game was…

Agates Fall in Class AAA Quarterfinals to Yellowjackets

Ricky Brenna and Sam Johnson scored for the Agates.

BRAINERD, Minn. – It would be mostly Perham on Saturday as the Yellowjackets defeated Two Harbors 48-17 in the Class AAA quarterfinals. Ricky Brenna and Sam Johnson each scored touchdowns for the Agates but it wasn’t enough after the Yellowjackets jumped out to an early 22-3 lead. Categories: High School, Sports

Bulldogs Volleyball Defeats Mustangs, Clinches NSIC Tournament Title

Minnesota Duluth won the match 3-1.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth volleyball team took the first two matches over Southwest Minnesota State but the Mustangs would get one back but the Bulldogs took control again in the fourth set to win the NSIC Tournament Title 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22). Kate Berg led the team with 15 kills, while Hanna Meyer and Makenzie Morgen each…

Bulldogs Basketball Dominate Saints in Season Opener

Logan Rohrscheib led the way with 22 points.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was all Bulldogs in their season opener as the Minnesota-Duluth men’s basketball team dominated St. Scholastica 116-68. Logan Rohrscheib led the Bulldogs with 22 points, while Brandon Myer had 19. Hunter Plamann led the team with eight assists. For the Saints, it was an exhibition game as they start their season on Friday against Loras. Collin…

Saints Women’s Hockey Come Back Against Lumber Jills

St. Scholastica scored three in the second and three in the third to get the win.

DULUTH, Minn.- After falling behind 2-0 at the end of the first, the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team found its momentum to score three in the second and three in the third to get the 6-2 win over Northland College. Taylor Thompson found the back of the net twice for the Saints while Rachel Anderson, Amber Tilander, Alexia Klaas and…

Bulldogs Win Eighth Straight, Sweep Tigers

Nick Swaney scored twice in Saturday's win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team jumped out to another fast start on Saturday as the Bulldogs got the 5-1 win and completed the weekend sweep. Nick Swaney scored twice while Justin Richards, Riley Tufte and Parker Mackay each scored in Saturday’s win. Richards and Mackay both scored on Friday as well. Hunter Shepard made 15 saves…

Coaches Corner: UMD Women’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we talk to the UMD women's basketball team as they start their season.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with head coach Mandy Pearson, senior guard Sammy Kozlowski and junior forward Josie Buckley. The Bulldogs are wrapping up exhibition play and will start their season on Nov. 13 at Northern Michigan. Their home opener will be Dec. 14 against Sioux Falls. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Bulldogs Win Conference Opener, Shepard Records First Shutout of Season

Minnesota Duluth has now won seven straight.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a bye week, the No. 1 Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team returned to AMSOIL Arena Friday Night to start NCHC play, hosting Colorado College. Goalkeeper Hunter Shepard made 19 saves in his first shutout of the season as the Bulldogs got the 3-0 win. Justin Richards, Nick Wolff and Parker Mackay each scored in the win….

Stauber Makes Final Pitch Before Election Day

Stauber just wrapped up his five-day power play event, where he traveled over 1300 miles to campaign.

DULUTH, Minn. – Republican candidate for 8th Congressional District Pete Stauber returned to his headquarters in Hermantown Monday night after wrapping up his five–day power play event, where they traveled over 1300 miles to campaign. Ahead of election day Stauber tells us he’s grateful for the campaign experience and is ready for the next step. “For me, meeting so many…

Duluth Cider Announces Opening Date

Duluth Cider will open on Nov. 14.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s first–ever hard cider company is officially opening its doors for business Nov. 14 in the growing Lincoln Park craft district. Duluth Cider is located at 2307 West Superior Street, run by husband and wife team Jake and Valerie Scott. The plans and construction have been in the works for three years so the opening has been…

Doctors Gather in Northland for St. Luke’s Mental Health Conference

This was the fourth year of the conference.

DULUTH, Minn. – Different doctors, physicians and health care providers were at Greysolon Ballroom this Monday morning for the fourth annual St. Luke’s mental health conference. The conference brought local and regional experts in to go over current mental health trends and how to best treat patients dealing with it, including dealing more compassionately with patients. “I would like people…

DFL Candidates Thank Volunteers

Tim Walz, Peggy Flanagan, Joe Radinovich and Tina Smith made stops to say thank you.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of volunteers have been working at the Duluth Labor Temple over the past few days to help make phone calls and go door knocking as one final push for the DFL candidates before tomorrow’s elections. Major DFL candidates, including Tim Walz, Peggy Flanagan, Joe Radinovich and Tina Smith made the stop to say thank you and get them…

Skaters Try Out Roller Derby at “Skate With Us” Clinic

The clinics will happen every Sunday and are put on by the Harbor City Roller Dames.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Harbor City Roller Dames held their first Roll With Us Skate Clinic on Sunday, giving women the chance to try out roller derby. “It is a contact sport, there are five people on the track at each time for each team. So four of those are blockers, one is the jammer. The jammer is the one…

Animals Find Forever Homes at Adoption Event

Animal Allies Humane Society partnered up with Miller Hill Subaru and other local businesses to help get dogs and cats adopted.

DULUTH, Minn. – Many dogs and cats were able to find their new homes thanks to the “Love-A-Pet” adoption event this weekend! The event was put on by Animal Allies Humane Society at the Miller Hill Subaru, allowing people to come meet the animals, shop with local pet–themed vendors and more, but the main purpose was to find homes for…

Deer Hunting Season Officially Underway

Many locals stopped by Fisherman's Corner to get their hunting gear and register their deer.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s officially firearm deer hunting season in Minnesota and people are eagerly heading out to the woods to get in on the action. Once people have harvested their deer, they are required to register it online or at local shops including, Fisherman’s Corner on Miller Trunk Highway. The workers there said people have been excited for weeks to…

Coaches Corner: CSS Women’s Hockey

For this week's segment, we talk with Saints hockey coach and senior forward Alexia Klaas.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the St. Scholastica women’s hockey head coach Jackie MacMillan and senior forward Alexia Klaas. The Saints are off to a 2-0-1 start to the season and will take on Marian on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Rangers, Cardinals Win 9-Man Sections, Headed to State

Both Mountain Iron-Buhl and Cromwell-Wright got the wins in Esko to claim section titles.

ESKO, Minn. – In Section 7 9-Man, number 2-seed Mountain Iron-Buhl picked up the 20-12 win over 1-seed Cook County to win the section title and move on to the state finals. The Rangers would take an early 8-0 lead, but the Vikings would respond in the first quarter with a touchdown of their own. The two-point conversion was no…

Essentia Health, City of Duluth Hold Public Meeting About Vision Northland

The project is expected to finish in 2022.

DULUTH, Minn. – Plans and discussions are moving forward for Duluth’s largest private investment ever, a massive multi–million dollar transformation of the downtown medical campus for Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center. Essentia Health and the city of Duluth held a public information meeting, the first one regarding this project, giving the community the chance to really see the plans…

St. Luke’s Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center Celebrates Patient Milestone

The center has treated more than 1,000 wounds this year.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center held a special ceremony Tuesday to celebrate a milestone with their patients. The center celebrated the fact that they’ve healed more than 1000 wounds this year. The center provides care to patients suffering from ulcers, infections and other wounds, helping the patients get back to their normal lives “This…

UMD Students Host Halloween Party For Local Kids, Families

This was the first year UMD hosted the event.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kids and their families filled the Kirby Student Center Ballroom afternoon for this year’s “Boo-M-D”. The event, which replaced the annual “Haunted Halls”, was free and open to the public for kids to dress up, play games and of course, get lots of candy. As opposed to the “Haunted Halls” where families had to move locations, “Boo-M-D”…

Creative Startup Launches LABS Program in Duluth

This is the first-to-the-region pre-accelerator program for creative entrepreneurs in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – Different creative groups and entrepreneurs came to Duluth Tuesday afternoon to officially launch the Creative Startups LABS program. The program is a four-week bootcamp for entrepreneurs who are in the first stages of growing a creative company. The program hopes to reach a group of entrepreneurs here in Duluth who need more resources to succeed. “It’s saying…

Club Canal Bark Celebrates Howl-O-Ween

The Club Canal Bark on West Michigan Street hosted the event.

DULUTH, Minn. – Club Canal Bark on West Michigan Street in Duluth hosted its first ever Howl–O–Ween party, giving people the chance to celebrate Halloween with their favorite furry friend! The event a paw reader pet portraits, a costume contest and of course, lots of treats for all of the dogs to enjoy! “I just want to go and meet all of…

Bias Training Held at Superior Middle School

The training was put on by AMAZEworks, a St. Paul-based nonprofit.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Middle School held a bias training Monday for all teachers and faculty in the school district. The bias training is a part of AMAZEworks, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that holds trainings at schools across the country to help teachers better understand and work with unconscious bias in both children and adults. “We can be agents of change…

DFL Leaders Speak in Duluth About Union Rights

Mayor Emily Larson, U.S. Senator Tina Smith, DFL Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Walz and 8th District Congressional Candidate Joe Radinovich were the speakers.

DULUTH, Minn. – Multiple DFL members were in Duluth Monday afternoon, discussing the importance of protecting union rights ahead of next week’s election. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz, U.S. Senator Tina Smith and 8th congressional candidate Joe Radinovich where among those speaking about their platforms, and urging people to get out and vote “Work is about more…

Yellowjackets Top Seed as UMAC Men’s Soccer Tournament Starts This Week

The College of St. Scholastica is the No. 2 seed in the tournament.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – After clinching their first ever regular season conference title, the University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team is the No. 1 seed in the UMAC Tournament. The Yellowjackets posted an 11-0-1 record in conference play as the road to the title game this week runs through Superior. The College of St. Scholastica will also be battling it out…