Author: Claudia Chakamian

Bulldogs Soccer Shuts Out Cougars

Nan Glinsek scored the lone goal of the game while Carlye Wright made five saves.

DULUTH, Minn. – It would take 55 minutes, but Nan Glinsek finally broke the scoreless tie to give UMD the 1-0 win over Sioux Falls on Sunday to keep the Bulldogs in the postseason hunt. Glinsek’s goal in the second half was her fourth of the year, which leads the team. Carlye Wright made five saves in the game. The…

Northern Star: Hannah Norlin

In this week's segment, we talk to a senior forward on the Wisconsin-Superior basketball team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Hannah Norlin is a UWS senior playing the game that has taught her invaluable life lessons. “Basketball has been a huge role because of all the time spent. It is something that really helps with your work ethic. You are constantly working and trying new things, learning new skills and not giving up,” Norlin said. Her work…

Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Edge Black Bears, Complete Weekend Sweep

Two goals in the second would help seal the win for Minnesota Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – After a dominant win the night before, the second game was much closer but UMD men’s hockey edged out Maine to get the 3-2 win and sweep the Black Bears. Cole Koepke, Riley Tufte and Noah Cates all recorded goals for the Bulldogs in the win. Hunter Shepard made 18 saves. The Bulldogs improve to 4-1-1 and…

Yellowjackets Shutout Rams, Claim Share of 2018 UMAC Regular Season Title

This is the first time in program history Wisconsin-Superior has won the regular season title.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Elliot Chapman scored the only two goals for the Yellowjackets but that would be enough as Wisconsin-Superior topped North Central 2-0 to claim a share of the UMAC regular season title. The game was quiet until Chapman scored both goals in the second half to lead the Yellowjackets to the win. Dalton VonKaenel recorded two saves in…

Saints Sweep Storm in Doubleheader

The men and women St. Scholastica soccer teams each scored three goals over Crown on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica faced Crown for a doubleheader on Saturday, and the men and women came out victorious over the Storm. The women posted a shutout over Crown, winning it 3-0. Morgan Friday, Becca Rancour and Kaiya Quam all scored for the Saints, while Roni Rudolph recorded a save in her 12th shutout of the season. The men…

Saints Football Shutout at Home

This was the first time St. Scholastica was shut out at home in program history.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica football team struggled to get anything going on offense as Thomas More dominated from start to finish to get the 35-0 win. This was the first time CSS was shut out at home in program history. Zach Edwards completed 15 passes for 154 yards but threw two interceptions in the loss. Thomas More quarterback…

Bulldogs Football Stays Undefeated, Tops Warriors

Minnesota Duluth scored 13 points in the first quarter to come out on top.

WINONA, Minn. – UMD football scored early and often to win its eighth game of the season and stay undefeated, beating Winona State 37-17. Mike Rybarczyk made his first start of the season and did not disappoint, completing 12 of 24 passes for 162 yards. He also ran in two touchdowns of his own and caught a touchdown from Nate…

Rogge Scores Twice, Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Sweeps Beavers

Maddie Rooney finished with 24 saves in her first shutout of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Naomi Rogge scored the only two goals of the game and Maddie Rooney notched 24 saves as the UMD women’s hockey team picked up the 2-0 win over Bemidji State to sweep the weekend series. Rogge scored both of her goals in the first period, and finished with four goals on the weekend. Ashton Bell had the…

Prep Football: Final Week of Regular Season in Minnesota

Cloquet, Duluth East, Carlton and South Ridge picked up home wins in the regular season finale.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES  Hermantown 0, Cloquet 14  Hibbing 7, Duluth East 47  North Branch 57, Proctor 6 Esko 20, Mora 28  International Falls 42, Virginia 20 Aitkin 8, Moose Lake-Willow River 27 Duluth Denfeld 28, Grand Rapids 22 Two Harbors 45, Eveleth-Gilbert 8 9-MAN FOOTBALL SCORES Cook County 24, South Ridge 28 Onamia 6, Carlton 56  Littlefork-Big Falls…

Citizens Voiced Concerns Over SWL&P Requested Rate Increase

SWL&P requested a $7 per month increase from each customer.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Water, Light and Power held a public hearing Tuesday afternoon, involving its controversial rate hike increase. The event at WITC was streamed to the Capitol in Madison for the public service commission. Mayor Jim Payne was also in Madison Tuesday, who is strongly against the rate increase. The power company says the increase is for improvements and…

Northland Sending Volunteers to Help with Hurricane Relief

One local volunteer will be leaving for Florida on Thursday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Red Cross chapter is sending more local volunteers out as many along the East Coast are still dealing with the devastation of hurricane Florence and Michael. Eight Northland volunteers are still out helping with Florence while 10 are responding to Michael and one more will be leaving for Florida later this week. Diane Dunder, who…

Bentleyville Closer to Opening as Tree Goes Up

The Tour of Lights runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 26.

DULUTH, Minn. – Bentleyville Tour of Lights is coming together about one month before it opens to the public. The 128–foot tree is now in place. That’s 17 tons of iron with an 8–foot tall ball on top and 150–thousand LED lights. Bentleyville officials said it’s the tallest man–made steel Christmas tree in the United States. Meanwhile, volunteers are needed to…

2018 Terror Train Cancelled

The event was cancelled due to the crumbling lakewalk and the steam engine not being ready.

DULUTH, Minn. – The popular “Terror Train” on the North Shore Scenic Railroad has been canceled this year due in part to a crumbling lakewalk behind Fitger’s from recent severe storms. It’s that spot where the Fitger’s–organized event begins. “At Fitger’s, it’s a lot to board that many people, there are 4, 500 people that ride that train. And with the…

Fire Officials Urge Residents To Check Smoke Detectors After Recent House Fire

The working smoke detector helped limit the damage and get the couple outside safely.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Fire officials in Superior are urging you to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors as house fire season is beginning and it’s fire prevention month. This also comes after a home caught on fire over the weekend. A fire broke out around 6:30 Saturday morning in the utility room of the house, located at 1709…

New Skate Park Open in Cloquet

The Cloquet Skatepark is located on 14th Street and Prospect Avenue.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The new skate park in Cloquet is something local skateboarders have wanted for years. They worked together over that time to do everything they could to make it happen. “We had countless parents and kids who were involved with fundraising and just like public service, volunteering and we did that consistently for eight years up until now,” Matthew…

Author Discusses 1918 Fire

Curt Brown's book was released earlier this year.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Curt Brown, author of “Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State”, gave a short presentation on Sunday about his book, the stories he learned about people who went through the fire, and gave some more history about the tragedy. Brown has spent the past few days in the Northland seeing sights from the fire,…

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores 10/12/18

Denfeld, Hermantown and Cloquet all picked up big wins at home.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL  Hibbing 8, Duluth Denfeld 51 Mesabi East 26, East Central 6 Virginia 22, Greenway Nashwauk Keewatin 56 Eveleth-Gilbert 6, International Falls 26 Proctor 7, Hermantown 15 Duluth East 20, Cloquet 38 Silver Bay 34, Ely 30 MN 9-MAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL  South Ridge 44, Chisholm 20 WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL  Rice Lake 33, Superior 21 Northwestern…

Bluestreaks Football Feeling Impact of Declining Participation

Minnesota is seeing a decrease in students playing football, and that trend is hitting the Northland.

CHISHOLM, Minn. – Over the past few years, there has been a decline in the number of student-athletes playing high school football. Minnesota State High School League statistics show a drop of more than 400 players statewide over just the past few years, and that decline is hitting the Northland hard, especially in Chisholm. “We were expecting 25 to maybe…

Citizen Review Board Holds Protective Gear Open Forum

This is the first of three open forums happening this week.

DULUTH, Minn. – Riot gear, also called protective gear, was the topic of a community forum Tuesday night in Duluth, as it was the first of several open discussions put on by the Duluth Citizens Review Board… These forums are happening this week before the council votes for or against a resolution to purchase the gear for its officers. Dozens of people showed…

Former Vikings Player Speaks at School Fundraiser

The 15-year NFL veteran spoke about his Catholic background.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former Minnesota Vikings center Matt Birk was the keynote speaker at the Stella Maris Academy’s second annual fundraising dinner, with all of the proceeds going to scholarships for their students. The academy is a Catholic school that has three different campuses in Duluth and is for students pre–kindergarten through eighth grade. There is a tuition rate for…

Veterans Go Hunting As Part Of Wounded Warriors Program

This is the third year the veterans have gone on adventures through the Wounded Warriors Minnesota program.

WRENSHALL, Minn. – A family in Wrenshall is hosting a group of veterans this weekend to go turkey hunting and thank them for their service, as part of the Wounded Warriors Minnesota program. Wounded Warriors United Minnesota has been taking a group of veterans on different trips for the past three years as a way to give back to the community…

Gordy’s To Close For Season on Sunday

The 58th season will wrap up on Sunday.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Gordy’s Hi-Hat in Cloquet will be wrapping up for the 58th season on Sunday. The restaurant operates during the warmer months of the year to give their customers the best experience possible. Employees tell us that during the off season, the family completes a few projects to get ready for next year, but they are very pleased with…

5K Raises Money For Local K9 Units

The money raised from the event goes towards training and equipment for the local K9 teams.

DULUTH, Minn. – The second annual 5K–K9 run took place Saturday morning at Lester Park to help spread the word and raise some money for the local law enforcement K9 units. “People obviously know there’s K9’s out working on the streets but what they may not understand, and that’s part of these events, or part of the reasoning of these events,…

Gophers Hand Bulldogs First Loss of Season

Two UMD freshmen tallied their first career goals in the loss.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 4 University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team suffered its first loss of the season to its rival as No. 3 Minnesota got the 5-2 win on Friday night. Gabbie Hughes scored her first collegiate goal just 67 seconds into the first period to give the Bulldogs an early lead but the Gophers would respond…

Yellowjackets Go Distance Again, Get Win Over Saints

It would take UW-Superior five sets to claim the road win.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the second time this season, the UW-Superior and St. Scholastica volleyball teams battled through five sets to determine a winner. And for the second time this season, the Yellowjackets picked up the road win against the Saints, 3-2. UW-Superior won the first set 25-14 but St. Scholastica battled back in the second to get the 25-20…

First Witness Celebrates I Stand With Kids Day

The event celebrated the end of their month-long campaign.

DULUTH, Minn. – First Witness Child Advocacy Center has spent the past month raising money and education for those who have experienced trauma of child abuse, and they held a celebration today to end their campaign. The 6th annual I Stand With Kids campaign has been going on for the past month. They’ve collecting donations, holding educational programs at school…

State Politicians Hold Foxconn Town Hall in Superior

Senators Jennifer Shilling and Janet Bewley and Representative Nick Milroy held the town hall.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s been one year since Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill authorizing Foxconn, which would build a huge new manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin. But many democrats are still not on board with the concept. Foxconn is a multinational electronics contract manufacturing company from Taiwan and they plan to create thousands of jobs within Wisconsin. Senator Jennifer Shilling…

Prep Volleyball: Bulldogs, Wrens Get Home Wins

Carlton won its 14th straight match.

DULUTH, Minn. – Carlton would continue to dominate as the Bulldogs swept the Hermantown Hawks on Monday night while Wrenshall got the win over Mountain-Iron Buhl. With the win, Carlton has now won 14 straight matches. The Bulldogs (20-2) will host Moose Lake-Willow River on Tuesday while Hermantown (9-10) will host Proctor on Thursday. Wrenshall improves to 9-5 and will…

Prep Soccer: Hawks Sweep Rails in Doubleheader

Hermantown boys and girls soccer posted shutouts over Proctor.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hermantown boys and girls soccer came out victorious over Proctor on Monday, as the girls won 5-0 and the boys scored late to get the 1-0 win. Kaydee High and Amber Zierden scored in the second half for Hermantown to push the Hawks past the Rails. Hermantown (8-4-2) will host Duluth East on Wednesday. Proctor (1-11-1) prepares…

Racers Get Muddy in Dirt Yard Dash

The sixth annual race brought in over 400 participants.

DULUTH, Minn. – Racers got down and a little dirty Sunday for a friendly competition in this year’s Dirt Yard Dash. Over 400 people showed up to the Vineyard Church this year to compete. The race featured different obstacles including climbing over walls jumping through water bins and crawling through a mud pit. “All the mud. Yeah, all the mud…

Northlanders Walk to Grant Sick Children’s Wishes

The Duluth Walk For Wishes took place Sunday morning near UMD's campus.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of Northlanders gathered at Bagley Nature Area Sunday morning for a walk, a 5k and to grant some wishes for the annual Walk For Wishes. “In Minnesota, this walk for wishes has granted over 5,000 wishes,” senior associate athletic director at UMD Karen Stromme said. Volunteers, student–athletes, community members and wish kids came out to walk and…

Saints Men Dominate While Women End in Draw

St. Scholastica men's soccer came out on top 5-0 while the women ended in a scoreless draw.

DULUTH, Minn. – Both St. Scholastica soccer teams battled Northwestern today, but the men came out victorious while the women finished in a scoreless draw. The Saints men’s soccer team jumped out to an early lead, going up 3-0 at the half. They would score two more in the second half to get the 5-0 win. Jordan Finneran scored the…

Bulldogs Volleyball Sweeps Wildcats For Sixth Straight Win

No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth continues to roll as it dominated Wayne State on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth continued to dominate, sweeping Wayne State on Saturday, 25-14, 25-13, 25-18. UMD has now won 17 straight matches at home. Kate Berg led the Bulldogs with 15 kills, while Emily Torve had 43 assists. UMD (14-3) will now prepare for a tough test as it hosts No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul on Wednesday, Oct. 3….

Bulldogs Hockey Sweeps Eagles to Open Season

The women's hockey team took down No. 4 Boston College 2-1 on Saturday to pick up their second win.

DULUTH, Minn. – After picking up a big win to open their season, No. 9 Minnesota-Duluth continued to roll as it defeated No. 4 Boston College 2-1 on Saturday to complete the weekend sweep. Ryleigh Houston got it going for the Bulldogs on Saturday, scoring her third goal of the weekend. Maggie Flaherty also got on the board, netting her…

Bulldogs Football Continues Undefeated Season

Minnesota-Duluth came out firing in the second half to defeat Concordia University-St. Paul 32-3.

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota-Duluth dominated the second half on offense and defense to go 5-0 on the season while defeating Concordia University-St. Paul 32-3. Quarterback John Larson threw for 238 yards and one touchdown as the Bulldogs continue their undefeated season. Larson recorded one rushing touchdown, while Wade Sullivan and Zach Ojile also recorded a touchdown on the ground. UMD (5-0)…

Rangers Dominate Timberwolves in Final Home Game

Mountain-Iron Buhl scored its second most points this season.

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. – Mountain-Iron Buhl dominated its way past Ely on Saturday afternoon as the Rangers picked up the 44-12 win in their final home game of the season. The Rangers improve to 4-1 on the season and will play at McDonell Central on Oct. 5. The Timberwolves fall to 1-3 and will host Cook County on Oct. 5….

Bulldogs Win 16th Straight Match at Home, Sweep Vikings

UMD dominated the match, taking the second set 25-9.

DULUTH, Minn. – No. 5 University of Minnesota Duluth Volleyball won its 16th straight match at home as the Bulldogs swept the Augustana Vikings, 25-18, 25-9, 25-22. Morgen Makenzie finished with a team-high 15 kills, while Emily Torve had 44 assists. UMD will host Wayne State on Saturday at 4 p.m. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Friday Night Frenzy Scores and Highlights 9/28/18

Here's all of the action including wins for Cromwell-Wright and Hermantown.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Cloquet 50, Grand Rapids 7 Esko 12, Pine City 6 Duluth Denfeld 36, Proctor 11 Two Harbors 27, Greenway Nashwauk Keewatin 12 Hermantown 21, Duluth East 14 MN 9-MAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Carlton 14, Cromwell-Wright 51 Littlefork-Big Falls 32 Wrenshall 30 WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Northwestern 34, Spooner 28 Superior 6, Menomonie 17 Categories: Friday Night…

Hermantown Hosts Public Vaping Forum

Hermantown Public Schools are cracking down more on the use of vaping and e-cigarettes on their campus.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – With vaping and e-cigarettes become more and more of an issue in young adults, Hermantown Public School District decided to step in. They held a public forum on Monday night to discuss vaping in school students. They hosted four panelists, including various medical professionals and even one Hermantown student, to discuss what e-cigarettes and vaping is, how…

Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery Honored For 125 Years

They were honored at the first night of the Benedictine Health System Annual Conference.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday night, the sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery were recognized for 125 years of health care in Duluth at the Benedictine Health System Annual Conference. The sisters are responsible for building hospitals across northern Minnesota. They invented and pioneered a health care business model that is used today at the Benedictine Health System, Essentia Health and the College of…

Superior Police Used Robot During Monday’s Standoff

The robot has five cameras that produced a live video feed back out to the officers.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Police Department said that the non–lethal standoff that happened Monday night was executed effectively thanks in part to the tactical team’s robot. That robot was able to enter the apartment and locate the gunman. The 60–pound machine allowed officers to communicate with the suspect through a speaker to the robot. It also sent back a live…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Kunnari’s Kitchen, Coffee House and Farm Market

The family business was started a few decades ago because of a small strawberry farm.

VIRGINIA, Minn- It all started with some strawberries, six acres of land and selling produce and baked goods from under a tent. But over the years, it’s grown into so much more than that. The Kunnari family always hoped of expanding their small farmers market and it took a small tragedy to make them go for it. “In the fall…

Councilors Retable Vote to Purchase Riot Gear For Police Dept.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a 5-3 vote Monday night, the Duluth City Council decided to table a resolution authorizing the purchase of protective gear, also known as riot gear, for police officers after much opposition to the idea from community activists, concerned citizens and the Duluth chapter of the NAACP. Councilors Zack Filipovich, Joel Sipress, Arik Forsman, Em Westerlund and Gary…

Breeze Inn Kicks Off Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

The restaurant's Oktoberfest wraps up on Oct. 7.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Breeze Inn kicked off their 5th annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, allowing customers to get into the German spirit. “It’s more fun each year. The music’s wonderful, the food is so good. The German menu is, I love German food and it’s the best. Shaun’s got some new things this year and they’re really great. I just…

Volunteers Begin Setting Up Bentleyville

The Tour of Lights runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 26.

DULUTH, Minn. – While Bentleyville is still two months away, volunteers are already busy getting ready for the “Tour of Lights”. Almost 140 people helped with the first weekend of setup for Bentleyville, which takes place at Bayfront Park. It’s billed as America’s Largest free walk through lighting display, so as many volunteers as possible are needed to make the…

Fans Get Photo Opportunity with National Championship Trophies

The Bulldogs will look to repeat as champs when they start their season on Oct. 6.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hockey season is quickly approaching, but many fans are still celebrating UMD’s national championship from April. The 2018 and 2011 UMD men’s hockey national championship trophies appeared at JC Penney at the mall today, and fans could take pictures with them, meet Champ the Bulldog, celebrate the recent success and get pumped for what they hope to…

“Walk a Mile” Raises Money for People with Disabilities

The event was put on by UDAC, which is an organization that helps and works with people with all types of disabilities.

DULUTH, Minn. – Community members, volunteers, UMD students and more joined together at the Malosky Stadium Saturday morning to walk a mile and raise money for UDAC, which works with and helps people with disabilities. “We are raising money this year for accessible transportation which is wheelchair transportation with people with disabilities,” UDAC executive director Karen Herman said. The money raised…

Coaches Corner: UMD Football

In this week's segment, we spoke with head coach Curt Wiese and wide receiver Jason Balts

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with UMD head coach Curt Wiese and wide receiver Jason Balts about their 3-0 start, the big win over St. Cloud State and having the 2008 team back on the field this weekend. The Bulldogs face Bemidji State on Saturday. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Great Outdoors: Deadheading at the Rose Garden

City employees and volunteers deadhead the roses from April until early October.

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout the summer and early part of fall, the rose garden has become a beautiful sight in Duluth. But keeping it as beautiful as it is takes a lot of work. The rose garden has become a popular attraction for both tourists and Duluth residents. “This is my fourth trip here and every time we come to…

UMD Receives Grant For Hybrid Trees

The one million dollar grant will help the program expand their research and conduct more trials.

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Duluth received a huge grant to expand their research on fast–growing hybrid trees. The University’s natural resources research institute received a one million dollar grant to breed hybrid poplar trees, which would be used for industrial use. The NRRI has been working for over two decades to develop these hybrid trees, which allows…