In this week’s Great Outdoors we head to a family-owned business in Minocqua, Wisconsin to go zip lining.
Author: Harry Baker
UMD hosted a Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate
The ribbon cutting celebrates the completion of the second phase of a renovation of the almost 60 year old space.
Part of an International Event to Gather Socks for Homeless People
The organization, Swim Creative, said that it is in conjunction with Socktober, an international event that encourages people to donate socks to benefit homeless people.
2 Engineers Speak to Students
Google software engineers were at UMD Monday to talk to students who may be exploring careers in the tech industry.
The Theme Was Sustainability and Resilience
The students presented their ideas to community members for input and feedback. They plan to take what they learned to apply it to their design process.
11 Restaurants Participating in Event
Eleven restaurants will offer deals as part of Superior’s Chamber Restaurant Week next week.
Correctional Facility Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The original building was built in 1932, and though it had received some work over the years, representatives of the center say the interior was in dire need of an update.
College Hosts International Health Care Workers
Health care workers from countries like Uzbekistan and Ukraine stopped in Duluth as part of a three week United States tour.
$1.30 - $1.50 Average Price Per Gallon
The brisk temperatures might have you thinking of turning the heat on in your home.
New Grocery Store Hiring for All Positions
The grocery store chain held a hiring event, where they had applications and information for those who wanted to apply.
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Workers Serve Community
Every year on the 2nd Monday of October, the organization serves the community. This year the federal credit union branch in Duluth served local police and fire departments for their day designated to scattering kindness.
Greater Downtown Council Looking for Retailers
The council has held the two pop up campaigns successfully, and is currently looking to rent out seven spaces to entrepreneurs during the holiday season.
Indigenous Community and Supporters Gather to Observe Holiday
A growing number of cities including St. Paul, are now calling the 2nd Monday of October Indigenous Peoples Day, to recognize Native Americans living here before Columbus arrived.
District: All Procedures Were Handled Appropriately
Some parents at Stowe Elementary School in Duluth are upset with the way the School District handled a recent knife incident between one student and student crossing guards.
College of St. Scholastica Holds Bear Stuffing Event
As one of the activities of the week, a “Stuff a Bear” event was held in the Student Union of Tower Hall, where students lined up to hand stuff their very own bears.
Students and Community Members Gather to Listen to Entrepreneurs
The conference covered a variety of topics relevant to entrepreneurship, drawing from the experience of 15 successful entrepreneurs.
Myers-Wilkins Students Take Trip to Outerspace in the Gymnasium
Students learned about the solar system, universe and were given a sky view of Lake Superior during their time in the GeoDome.
Victory Over Bullying Teaches How to Identify and Deal with Bullying
UW-Superior Professor, Dr. Maria Cuzzo gave an in-depth presentation on how to deal with bullying in the work place.
Five Candidates Take Part in Chamber Forum
Five candidates took part in the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce’s “The Chamber FORVM,” Wednesday Morning.
Starting September 28 through October 2, students and educators can go to the classes for free with a valid student or faculty ID.
Kevin Honeycutt Discusses New Teaching Methods
He places emphasis on using technology such as iPads, to teach students. He is also known to challenge educators to step outside of their traditional roles to inspire students to reach their full potential.
Minnesota Secretary of State Visits Domestic Violence Shelter
Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon traveled to Duluth to meet with representatives of Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center .
Parkland Cemetery Gets a Facelift
The Parkland Cemetery sits just south of Superior and has been neglected for more than a decade.
Festivities Include Beer, Food and Music
A Ceremonial “Tapping of the first Keg” was held in the Hillside room, where our very own Diane Alexander was the Grand Marshal.
Lake Superior And Mississippi Railroad Has Open House
The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad held an open house to celebrate Veit construction completing an environmental restoration project recently.
North Country Trail is In the Making
When completed, the trail will be 4600 miles long.
Church Destroyed in Flood Finds New Home
The church didn’t have a permanent place for 3 years and 4 weeks, until they restored the former location of the Riverside Methodist Church, and made it their new place of worship. With them they brought the stained glass windows that had been in the old church, and installed them in to the new one.
MudPuppy ATV Rental
In this week’s Great Outdoors we hit the trails of northern Wisconsin, near Birchwood, with MudPuppy ATV Rentals.
The Start Early Funders Coalition and other groups hosted a gathering to raise awareness of the challenges that homeless children and their families face in Minnesota.
Children Learn Through Hands-On Experience
Duluth fifth graders took a field trip to one of four city parks in Duluth to get a hands-on learning experience in a variety of subjects.
Environmental Groups Call for Action
The Minnesota Environmental Partnership held a rally to commemorate the designation of the St. Louis River as one of the top ten most endangered rivers in the United States.
The St. Louis County board held a meeting Tuesday to discuss a resolution requesting a progress report from the Fredenberg Town Board about the implementation of its public park plan for the area known as Fredenberg Park.
Congressman Rick Nolan came to Duluth to participate in a round-table talk about mental health with a focus on youth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the 10th leading cause for deaths in the United States.
Non-Profits Awarded in Three Categories
Six nonprofit groups were nominated for the awards in three different categories, which include generosity, civic engagement, and inclusiveness.
The Downtown Farmer’s Market was full of fall harvest crops Tuesday, including corn, squash, pumpkins and carrots.
St. Louis County purchased the 32-year-old building from the state for $3.2 million in 2002, but part of the deal was that the state could be in the building for 10 years as a lease holder.
Kitchen Utensil Company Expands Business
Epicurean, a Duluth based company, is expanding and moving to a larger manufacturing facility in Superior.
Bullying Redefined to Empower Victims
Every year the festival focuses on a social issue and holds the festival as what the organizers call a “pep rally for humanity.”
Northlanders Running 5K to Benefit Veterans
The 2nd Annual Running for Heroes event is taking place on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus tomorrow.
2 Local groups help rebuild home
The project was sponsored by Essentia health, whose employees also worked alongside Habitat for Humanity to make safer living conditions a reality for Peggy.
September 11 Remembrance Held at The Veteran Center
It was 14 years ago today that 19 terrorists from Al-Qaeda, Hijacked 4 commercial airplanes as part of terrorist attacks. The attacks killed 2,977 people.A ceremony was held today at the Duluth Veterans Center, to honor those who lost their lives in the tragedy.
The Superior Animal Shelter is Open to the Public.
The shelter is on 138 moccasin mike road, and houses animals from Superior and Douglas County.
Name decided for multi million dollar project
The wellness center will be named the “Essentia Health Regional Wellness Center” after Essentia Health, who donated 2 Million dollars to the project.
Local Non-Profits and Businesses cook up 34 different types of Chili
The United Way’s 24th Annual Chili cook-off kicks off tomorrow, and it’s for a good cause.
Idea Has Been Tossed Around for Decades
Scanlon and Cloquet already share police and fire services, but operate under separate municipal governments.
Autumn Attraction to Run Through Halloween
Organizers say the weather in the Twin Ports this summer has allowed the corn to grow up to 12 feet tall in parts of the field.
Employees Stuffed Packages for Local Non-Profits
Around 75 employees packed for products CHUM, Lifehouse, Just Kids Dental, and the YWCA’s Girl Power program.
Inspector General: Duluth Didn't Meet Federal Requirements
FEMA has 90 days from August 24th, to make an official decision on whether to ask Duluth to return any portion of the $1.78 million in question.
Ruby's Pantry Gives 2,000 Free Potatoes
Ruby’s Pantry–Coppertop provided free potatoes to anyone who stopped by the Coppertop Church parking lot.