Author: Drew Kerner

Beargrease Kicks Off At Billy’s Bar During Deep Freeze

DULUTH, Minn. — Even with temperatures below freezing, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon attracted hundreds of people to spectate the 39th run. However, the cold icy conditions makes this year’s race ideal for both dogs and mushers. “It should be faster,” said long-time musher Jennifer Freking. “Dogs feel pretty good and they like the cold. I expect the team…

1st Time Cider Event Held at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. –The first Cidery in Duluth was Duluth Cider which opened back in 2018. Since then, Duluthians have grown fond of Cider culture. With the DECC hosting Cider North on Saturday, 13 different Minnesota Brewed Cider Companies set up shop at the Harborside Ballroom. But what is Cider? “So cider making is wine making,” said  Jason Dayton, the co-founder…

148th Fighter Wing Held Awards and Retirement Ceremony

DULUTH, Minn. –“The great thing about speaking to you bulldogs is that I don’t ever have to worry about having enough material for my speech,” opened keynote speaker and Assistant Adjutant General of the Minnesota Air National Guard Daniel E. Gabrielli. The 148th Fighter Wing held its annual award and retirement ceremony. With awards ranging from Air Force Association Recognition,…

Skiers Geared-Up for the 45th Atmore Memorial Race

DULUTH, Minn. — This New Year’s Weekend skiers geared up for the 45th Atmore Memorial Race at Spirit Mountain. Contestants from around the states, and even other countries readied themselves for a chance to further their skiing careers. “It’s a big deal,” said Chief of Race Dave Neustel. “So the kids racing today are national level racers trying to qualify…

World Of Wheels Skates Into The New Year

SUPERIOR, Wis.–The World of Wheels held its own NOON Year’s celebration for the young ones who probably won’t be awake at midnight. The kids had a chance to skate, play some of the games at World of Wheels, and even scramble to get candy. Skaters on the rink ranged from ages 1 to 13, with any parents welcome to join…

CHUM Holds Vigil For Lives Lost To Homeless

DULUTH, Minn. — People were on the steps of city hall yesterday remembering those we’ve lost this year due to homelessness.  A vigil was held by CHUM reading off the names of the 69 homeless and homeless advocates lives that were lost this year, three of which have died in just the last month outside due to the weather. At…

VFW Hosts Christmas Eve Dinner

DULUTH, Minn. –This weekend the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Duluth invited the community for a free Christmas Eve dinner. This year marked 35 years of the VFW putting on this holiday feeding frenzy. People gathered sharing stories, and most importantly eating dinner together as one big community family. Organizers said that this year’s winter storm did worry them,…

Dreamland Supper Club Open for Christmas Dinners

SOUTH RANGE, Wis. –Many places are closed this Christmas, but the kitchen was on at the Dreamland Supper Club today for families looking to be out of the house for dinner. The supper club in South Range was decked out with Christmas décor. Dreamland had 80 reservations today for this year’s Christmas dinner with the chef for the night giving…

Latest Storm Brings Ideal Slope Conditions

DULUTH, Minn.–Even though the snow brought some struggles to those in the Northland, some were eager to get back outside and hit the slopes at Spirit Mountain. This weeks winter storm brought ideal conditions for snowboarders and skiiers. The wet, heavy powder made a perfect base to glide on and with the new, fluffy snow on top. Pros and first…

Sweetly Kismet Candy Store In Carlton Gathers Clothes For The Local Homeless

CARLTON, Minn. — One candy store is collecting winter clothing for the homeless in Carlton. Sweetly Kismet Candy Store is accepting winter clothing donations this weekend and next weekend. All of the clothes will be donated to CHUM and Life House in Duluth. They’re looking for adult clothing sizes, especially winter boots. “Out of the population in Duluth our homeless,…