Author: Cara Kopp

CHUM Looking For Donations For Thanksgiving

DULUTH, Minn.– CHUM Food Shelf is asking for donations this month to be able to start the ordering process for this upcoming Thanksgiving. With the ongoing global pandemic and the rising levels of food prices, finding food to stock these festive meal boxes is becoming increasingly difficult. They are asking the community to help their cause, so they can help…

FDLTCC Law Enforcement Graduation

CLOQUET, Minn.– The Fond Du Lac Tribal Community College held a graduation ceremony for their Law Enforcement program on Friday. 15 students got their Law Enforcement Professional Skills Training Diploma. Instructors and alumni, like Ian Johnson of the Duluth Police Department, spoke at the ceremony to celebrate the students achievements. Representatives from the local law enforcement were also in attendance….

Jurassic Quest Visits The DECC

DULUTH, Minn.– The DECC ‘roared’ Friday with Jurassic Quest, the worlds largest dino event. Featuring life sized dinosaurs, rides, and fossil exhibits, this event was anything but extinct. A unique exhibit of dino trainers, baby dino’s, and even watching a live raptor show. People were able to get the full interactive adventure of living in the prehistoric ages. The show…

Bayfront Country Jam Begins Holiday Weekend

DULUTH, Minn.– Country Jam is finally here at Bayfront, and the crown is electric. Seeing the largest turnout in the history of Bayfront Country Jam, the park is buzzing with excitement. After a hard few months of preparations to get the event ready, the vibe couldn’t have been better. “It’s actually really exciting. We really started planning this about in…

Don’t Drink And Drive On Land Or Water

MINNESOTA — A lot of people like to have some drinks during the fourth, but extra patrols will be out making sure the waters stay safe. The Minnesota DNR is warning those who plan on driving their boats to stay sober. The DNR says if you are caught drinking while boating, there will be no second chances, and heavy penalties…

Bayfront Kicking Off The Summer

DULUTH, Minn.– Bayfront has brought us countless events already this summer, but they aren’t done yet. A whirlwind of events are happening this coming 4th of July weekend. The preparations are in motion, and the DECC is ready to kick off their family fun events, and some just for the adults. “We’re gonna have something for children. We have Jurassic…

Wheeler Park Opens New Upgraded Equipment

DULUTH, Minn.– It took seven years and more than a million dollars, but today the city of Duluth cut the ribbon on the new and improved Wheeler Athletic Complex. The West Duluth Sports Corridor has been upgraded with new equipment. The goal is to be able to host large tournaments and sports competitions. With the help from grants and donations…

Duckpin Leagues Kick Off For The Summer

HERMANTOWN, Minn.– Skyline Social and Games in Hermantown is kicking off their 2022 summer Duckpin Leagues. The game of Duckpin is like bowling, but with a tiny twist. The lanes are shorter, pins are smaller and on strings, plus the ball can fit into the palm of your hand. Skyline is the only known duckpin bowling in northern Minnesota, and…

Wildcat Sanctuary Fundraiser For Kitu’s Kitchen

SANDSTONE, Minn.– The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone is launching a campaign to build an upgraded food and wellness center for their big rescue cats. The Wildcat sanctuary is home to 130 recuse lions, leopards, tigers and more. In order to supply the basic daily needs of these animals, they are fundraising to remodel their current health and wellness center. The…

MDA Has Second Treatment For Invasive Species

DULUTH, Minn.– Early Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture did their second round of Gypsy Moth treatments in the Duluth and Cloquet area. The MDA states that Gypsy Moths is an invasive species that is known to be one of the most destructive tree pests. Feeding on trees causing light leaf damage in the early stages, to branches being…

‘Abortion Is Healthcare’: Roe V. Wade Protest In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.– As rallies against the Roe v. Wade overturn continue on, in the United States, people in Duluth held their own protest outside of the Women’s Care Center, a clinic that provides consultations and support for expecting mothers. It does not offer abortions. The protest was organized by a group called the Northwood’s Socialist Collective. People lined part of…

New Java Mobile Truck Hits Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.– “I love that we’re able to bring coffee as an art form, as an enjoyable experience to people,” Owner of Portage Coffee Camper, Bo Brallier, said. A new mobile coffee shop is now open in Duluth where you can get a caffeine fix on the go. Portage Coffee Camper, a family run business owned by northland couple, is…

Annual Park Point Art Fair Comes To Town

DULUTH, Minn.– Artisans and vendors lined the streets on Park Point for the 50th annual Park Point Art Fair. While strolling along the sidewalk, over 100 northland artists set up their tents to showcase their craft. Featuring different jewelers, woodwork, pottery, and more. The art fair also offered live performances, and food trucks. Despite the rain, Duluthians flocked to support…

‘Taste Of Greece’ Weekend Comes To A Close

DULUTH, Minn.– “Taste of Greece” festival was held at Marshall Highschool this weekend. People from all over the community came out to get a taste of Greek culture. A two day event that showcases traditional Greek cuisine, plus pastries, music, and dancing. Event organizers were excited to see Duluthians come out, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. “It’s been crazy. We…

WSCA Hosts Competition In Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis.– Horse lovers hopped on their saddles at the Head of the Lakes Fair Grounds in Superior, for a day of friendly competition. Members from the Free Spirit Riders Saddle Club, and the Western Saddle Clubs Association, hosted a variety of different competitions to show off their horses. For them, it’s all about getting outside and having fun with…

Punk Rock Concert Held To Support Reproductive Rights In Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn.– Duluthians gather at Chester Park to listen to live music in support of reproductive rights, and its access in Minnesota “I really think that it’s important, that especially being one of the only states left in the Midwest that has accessible abortion care,” Concert singer, Emma Jeanne, said. Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe V. Wade, means…

Hoops Brewing Celebrates Their 5th Birthday

DULUTH, Minn.– Hoops Brewing in Canal Park is celebrating their 5th birthday since opening in 2017. The celebrations ran during their regular hours, consisting of a fun filled day for the whole family. Activities included live music from Cosmic Honey, and raffles with prizes from places like Duluth Pack. They are excited to bring everyone together to celebrate their big…

AICHO’s Food & Arts Market Come Back For Their 2nd Year

DULUTH, Minn.– The Indigenous Food and Art Markets, held by AICHO, has come back for its second year. Showcasing local American Indian and BIPOC food producers and artists. Each market will hold up to 25 different vendors. These markets are all an effort to grow the Indigenous and BIPOC economy in Duluth, and bring the community together. “When we have…

The Return Of Ribfest

DULUTH, Minn.– The Lake Superior Ribfest returned Friday to Bayfront Festival Park. Put on by Twin Ports Entertainment, this was the third year of the fest and featured a variety of ribs to try with flavors that include deep south bourbon as well as pineapple and teriyaki. Admission for the event was free and beside from ribs visitors could also…

Duluthians React To The Roe V. Wade Supreme Court Overturn

DULUTH, Minn.– After nearly 50 years, the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe V Wade, allowing states to ban abortions. Minnesota remains one of the states that will keep abortions legal. Northlanders stand on both sides of the issues. In Duluth, a Pro-Life rally took place outside of the Civic Center. They are thankful for the outcome of the Supreme…

Environmental Report Pressing Anti-Mining Regulations in the BWCA

Minn.– In a 93-page report looked into how mining would impact the water, land, wildlife, air quality, and more, with forest service officials saying the mine could cause irreversible damage to the natural land of the BWCA. The environmental report was ordered after President Joe Biden proposed re-instating the Obama-era’s, 20-year ban on copper-nickel mining due to environmental concerns. Which…

Munger Boat Landing Closing For Cleanup Project

DULUTH, Minn.– The Munger boat landing, located on the St. Louis river, will be closing for a two year environmental estuary clean-up project. Starting July 5th and continuing through the fall of 2024. The Munger boat launch, and its parking lot, will no longer be available to the public. Crews will be working to improve the estuary habitat by removing…

St. Louis River Alliance Hosts Woodstock Bay Landing Cleanup

SUPERIOR, Wis.– The St. Louis River Alliance hosted a “Water Wednesday” clean up event to celebrate the ‘adoption’ of the Woodstock Bay Public Landing. The Adopt Program allows for residents and organizations to improve and maintain parks, beaches, and boat landings across Superior. This is the first clean-up they’ve hosted at Woodstock this summer. Gathering the community together clean the…

North Shore Fathers Day BBQ Train

DULUTH, Minn.– Northland dads were celebrated Sunday at the North Shore Scenic Railroad, by bringing together two fan favorites, trains and Bar-B-Que. Families were gathered together to enjoy the sites of the northland, in the Sky View Dome Car, while eating food catered by Famous Dave’s. A day to celebrate fathers, in a way that is fun for the whole…

Grandmas Weekend Comes To A Close

DULUTH, Minn.– The excitement of Grandma’s Marathon weekend has come to a close. After a weekend filled with live music, fitness expo’s, and of course running. Participants are taking the day to slow down, and refresh. One racer, whose results qualified her for the Boston Marathon on Saturday, was happy with her results from the race, but is ready to…

Wild State Sunday Markets Brings In Local Vendors

DULUTH, Minn.– Wild State’s Sunday Market is running once again for its second year in Duluth. Bringing in live music, local food trucks, and local vendors, to show off their goods to the area. Wild State says the market is about celebrating all things Duluth. “I think Duluth is a really special place where we have a strong community of…

Crowd Gathers For 46th Annual Grandmas Marathon

DULUTH, Minn.– On your marks, get set, race! The 46th annual Grandmas Marathon took off today, and the crowds flocked to see the runners sprint towards the finish line. After finally returning to full capacity after the pandemic, Grandma’s volunteers were ready to see all the runners hard work pay off. “It is very inspiring watching the people that have…

DECC Hosts Bloody and Bacon Bar

DULUTH, Minn.– The DECC provided an new spot this year to watch runners finishing Grandma’s Marathon by hosting a Bloody and Bacon viewing party. Dozens of marathon fans were perched up on the Symphony Hall deck. Able to overlook the event along Harbor Drive, while having a drink. It was a chance for them to cheer on the runners as…

Canal Park Businesses Stock Up For Saturday

DULUTH, Minn.– The runners aren’t the only ones who get prepared for Grandma’ s Marathon. Vitta Pizza in Canal Park have fired up their pizza ovens, and are ready for one of their busiest nights of the year. After a Friday night of breaking sales records, the Neapolitan Pizza company is excited to see more customers come in. With fully…

Dick & Carrie Pre-Race Talk Show

DULUTH, Minn.– A Grandma’s Marathon champion and a Minnesota running legend spoke at the Essentia Health Fitness Expo Friday. Marathon participants gathered at the DECC to talk to past Grandma Marathon winners, along with other guest speakers. All came together to talk about the race, and prepare future participants. Dick Beardsley, the 1981 and 1982 Grandmas champion says it’s all…

Grandmas Marathon Weekend Hosts Irvin 5K

DULUTH, Minn.– Following the kids races, the William A. Irvine hosted its kickoff 5k in celebration for Grandma’s Marathon. A popular event that started in 1994, has become part of the permanent lineup of races for the weekend. It’s a race that takes one through the scenic parts of Duluth’s Lake walk, A full capacity 25-hundred races signed up. They…

Tourism Picks Up In Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn.– It’s not just the calendar that shows summer just a few days away Businesses in Canal Park are seeing a steady pick up in tourism traffic this week. As warmer weather approaches, and Grandma’s Marathon kicks off. Some businesses in Duluth has seen their sales doubling from earlier this month. Grandma’s Ice Cream Box Car employees are prepared…

Gordy’s Gift & Garden Gets Ready For Summer Planting

DULUTH, Minn.– With the warmer weather coming in, people are prepping their gardens for the summer season. Gordy’s Gift and Garden Center has stocked their shelves. With all types of gardening equipment, seeds, veggie plants, and their most popular flower petunias. Gordy says business is picking up quickly, and people are excited to get their gardens growing. “The satisfaction you…

Superior Hosts Superior Porchfest

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– The people of Superior are gathering their lawn chairs for the Superior Porchfest. On Thursday evenings throughout the summer, local musicians gather in neighborhoods to hold free concerts for the community. An event that is all about bringing people together, and getting to know your neighbors. “We have an awesome town, we are just trying to make it…

Essentia Health Fitness Expo Kicks Off Marathon Weekend

DULUTH, Minn.– The 46th annual Grandmas Marathon events are underway, and is kicking off with the Essentia Health Fitness Expo at the DECC. With more than 100 vendors from all over the nation, showcasing the latest and greatest fitness products and services. From running shoes, water bottles, clothing, and more. Grandmas Marathon registration and Expo director says the whole community…

Tacos Tacos Tacos Food Truck Opens

DULUTH, Minn.– Tacos Tacos Tacos is officially on the road. On Wednesday, the grand opening of the authentic Mexican cuisine food truck was held. Located near Blacklist on Superior Street. The owner, Robert Giuliani, said he is excited to continue to share his food with the people of Duluth. “I’m just excited to still be back in Duluth. I mean…

Ursa Minor Featured At Glensheen Beer Garden

DULUTH, Minn.– Glensheen’s 3rd annual Beer Garden is back for the month of June. A free event that highlighted the local brews sold at Glensheen. They brought along Ursa Minor to talk about their craft beers. A chance to reach out to customers, Ursa Minor founder Ben Hugus says he is proud to be featured by this famous site. “It’s…

Tourism Picking Up In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.– The sun is finally shining for the city of Duluth! People are making their way outside, catching some rays and enjoying the seasonal tourism. One family from Pine City came to visit for the weekend, to enjoy all that the city as to offer. “Well we can out to enjoy the summer weather. I think Duluth is just…

Ski Hut Opens Clinic For Women In Mountain Biking

DULUTH, Minn.– Ski Hut and Ursa Minor Brewing have partnered together to bring women into the sport of Mountain Biking. The two businesses hosted their 3rd basic mountain bike clinic for women in the community. Trying to make a space for women to get more involved in the male dominated sport. They feel empowered as they work together to get…

Annual Goaltending Camp For Kids Begins

DULUTH, Minn.– Duluth residents are known for its love of hockey, and even the summer sun can’t stop them. Hockey camp for goalies kicked off Sunday for kids in the northland, and it’s all thanks to a certain NHL goaltending coach. More than 20 years ago, Mitch Korn, who is currently the director of goaltending for the New York Islanders,…

Richard I. Bong Airport Holds Annual Open House Event

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– The award ceremony was one of many event taking place at the Richard I. Bong airport Saturday. It was their annual open house. Activities included a pancake breakfast, pulled pork lunch, beer garden, and more. The event also commemorates D-Day and the invasion of Normandy, remembering its lasting impression on the people in the Northland. “Historically, the invasion…

Enger Lofts & Shops Celebrate Grand Opening

DULUTH, Minn.– Saturday marked the official grand opening of the Enger Lofts and Shops in Duluth. Located in the Lincoln Park Craft District. The newly renovated building holds a variety of locally owned shops, vacation rentals, a children’s play area, and more. The open house offered giveaways, live music, and food specials from Hungry Hippie Tacos. The community was excited…

Local Pilot Receives FAA Honor

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– On Saturday, a celebration was held at the Richard I. Bong Airport for a local pilot. Tom Sullivan, received the FAA’s honorable Wright Brother’s Master Pilot award. The award, named after the first U.S. pilots, the Wright Brothers, has a lengthy requirement list in order to receive it. Most important is that the recipient has displayed professionalism, skill,…

AICHO Features “The Art Of Shaun Chosa”

DULUTH, Minn.– An Indigenous solo art exhibition was hosted at AICHO earlier today. Shaun Chosa, a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribal citizen, was featured. Bringing in more than 30 large paintings. His work highlighted indigenous culture and history. “I’m just celebrating our people and culture at the most basic sense. Painting a little bit of what I know. I…

Park Point Rummage Sale Weekend Begins

DULUTH, Minn.– Today was the first day of the Park Point Rummage sale. This is the 40th year, and saw people enjoy a wide range of bargains and sales. The Park Point community has lined the streets, with a variety of different items. Including vintage items, clothing, and even beer sign collectables. Those participating in the rummage sale say this…

Duluth Faering Project Prepares for Summer Voyage

DULUTH, Minn.– The Duluth Faering Project is preparing to set sail for the Tall Ships Festival later this summer. A group of woodworkers will be sailing to Two Harbors. With a ship crafted by hand, the 27 foot long ship is being made by locals in the Northland. The director of the Community Wooden Boat Works says the volunteers help…

Local Young Pilot Gets Her Commercial License

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– Two years ago we spoke to Anna Kapsner. A young pilot in the Northland, with the hopes of getting her commercial license. Now, she finally has it. “It feels pretty good to know that I’ve worked this hard, and made it to where I wanted to be at this point,” Anna Kapsner said. Kapsner has been soaring with…

Fundraiser For Gary New Duluth Skate Park

DULUTH, Minn.– Lake Superior Railroad Museum held a Brews and Boards fundraiser Thursday for a developing skate park in Gary New Duluth. Featuring a live auction, a silent auction, and a variety of different vendors. All donations are going to be given towards the completion of the skate park. People of Gary New Duluth are excited to get a new…

Park Point Annual Garage Sale Preps For This Weekend

DULUTH, Minn.– The Park Point Rummage sale is back this weekend thanks to the Park Point Community Club Board. From 8am to 5pm, just across the Aerial Life Bridge, is 4 miles of shopping and barging. Offering food, and the Justice Bus offering free legal advice,. The neighborhood says its all about getting together and just having fun. “You know,…