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Cloquet Avenue Street Construction

Cloquet Avenue will remain traffic throughout the construction.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Big changes have started on a busy street in Cloquet. Construction on Cloquet Avenue will continue at least until October. The work started last week. Areas near Highway 33 will be marked with paint for removal. There will also be ADA compliant curbs. Traffic signals at 10th and 14th street will be updated with LED signal lights….

Gov. Dayton Visits Flood Damaged Areas

Gov. Dayton came to the Carlton County Transportation Building and was accompanied by Homeland Security and Emergency Management Personnel, city and state leaders.

CARLTON, Minn. – It was about a month ago when flood waters swept through parts of Carlton County and even though most of the water has now gone down recovery efforts continue. Gov. Dayton had a jam packed schedule touring damage ridden areas. Earlier in the day he was in Mora before heading to Carlton. The governor made the trip from…

Homeowners May Want to Consider Flood Insurance

Floods are the nation's most common and costly natural disaster and cause millions of dollars in damage every year.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Something that can be a big help for property owners is having flood insurance to cover water damage. But many homeowners are not covered. Steven Micke of Reliable Insurance Agency Inc. in Cloquet says in 37 years he’s seen a lot. The type of coverage you need depends on the flood risk and is based on where…

Health & Humans Services Deputy Secretary Visits Duluth to Address Opioid Epidemic

In 2017 St. Louis County received $675,000  to fund new opioid treatment options.

Opioid abuse is a national epidemic that affects thousands of people across the country. And the United States Health & Human Services Deputy Secretary came all the way to Duluth to see how this crisis is a major problem in the Northland and what needs to be done to correct it. Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan says he knows St. Louis…

Lincoln Park Restoration Plans To Begin In 2019

The $1.5 million needed for restoration will come from community and business donations and grants like the Super Bowl Legacy Fund.

DULUTH, Minn. – By 2019 Lincoln Park in Duluth will have a new and improved look after securing funding for its restoration. The plan is to relocate the playground, fix the fire damaged WPA Pavilion and repair the failing infrastructure. The $1.5 million needed for restoration will come from community and business donations and grants like the Super Bowl Legacy Fund. City…

Opa! Prepare For the Taste of Greece

During the Taste of Greece foodies have options with 1,000 pounds of gyro meat, 600 pounds of kabobs and 300 pounds of lamb.

DULUTH, Minn. – Opa!! Everyone is invited to experience the flavors of Greek culture at the 26th Annual Taste of Greece in Duluth. It happens on both Saturday and Sunday at Marshall School. Organizers were getting ready to welcome the more than 3,000 people who usually show up every year. It’s one of the few places in the Northland where…

Lake Superior Days Have Arrived

DULUTH, Minn. – One big event happening this weekend is Lake Superior Days and people in Duluth are already getting a head start. Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center was full of people learning more about Lake Superior. The Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society is participating in Lake Superior days for the first time. They are working toward restoring the…

Rain Impact On Trail Conditions

COGGS posts updates on their website and twitter about which trails are closed and when they will open.

DULUTH, Minn. – All it takes for some of the bike trails around Duluth to close and be unrideable is about a quarter inch of rain. But staff members with the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumme Shores (COGGS) say most of the trails are built to withstand that amount. And over the last number of years many of the trails have…

UMD Accessibility Walk Aims to Be Inclusive For All

The information is compiled in a report and given to facilities management and the chancellor.

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Commission on Disabilities is taking some steps to make the campus more inclusive and accessible. During the semiannual Accessibility Walk faculty, staff and community members are checking the campus to make ensure everyone can access all buildings. Some of the main points they’re looking for include any damage to the buildings and…

Greater Downtown Council Hosts Summer Edition of City’s Largest Coffee Break

Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Lakewalk.

DULUTH, Minn. – A fun morning for coffee lovers in Duluth. It was the summer edition of what’s called the city’s Largest Coffee Break. The last one happened over the winter. So now that the weather has warmed up it was time to have another one. Many people showed up for the free coffee and donuts. All this was to…

FEMA Representatives to Conduct Damage Assessment In Superior

FEMA teams will begin the damage assessment on July 16.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Much of Northwestern Wisconsin is still in the recovery stages after recent heavy rain and flooding. Gov. Scott Walker has now requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a damage assessment to determine if the state will receive a federal disaster declaration. FEMA representatives will spend a few days in Douglas County surveying the area…

Friends of Animals Announces It’s Closing

FOA opened 34 years ago and helped care for thousands of animals.

CLOQUET, Minn. – In less than 30 days the Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet will close its doors. The announcement was made on a Facebook post Tuesday that left many in the community asking questions and wondering why. For much of her life Friends of Animals (FOA) has been almost like a second home to Mary Nelson. “I’ve…

South St. Louis County Fair Kicks Off

The South St. Louis County Fair is July 11-15.

CLOQUET, Minn. – One of the biggest events to hit Proctor starts tonight. It’s time for the 98th Annual South St. Louis County Fair. Organizers were setting up and getting ready for the large crowds. This year’s fair will have music, rides, great food and many 4–H events. The highlight on Wednesday night is the Enduro. Organizers say they want…

Great Outdoors: Bike Camp at Spirit Mountain

The bike camp offers several programs based on the child's age and experience.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week was the start of Spirit Mountain’s Annual bike camp for young adventurers. It’s where kids as young as six are taking it to the trails on their bikes. These kids know how to get into gear at Spirit Mountain’s Annual Bike Camp. That’s where you’ll find kids like six–year–old Amelia Allen and seven–year–old Bella Harala….

New Skate Park Coming to Cloquet

The 6,000 square foot skate park will be located at Athletic Park on 14th Street and Prospect Avenue in Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Skateboarders rejoice! A new skate park is coming to Cloquet. City officials and avid skateboarders came to the groundbreaking. The total cost of the Cloquet Skatepark is $420,000 and the company building it, Boldt, donated $5,000 to help make it possible. The 6,000 square foot skate park will be located at Athletic Park on 14th Street and…

Fire In Duluth Nearly Burns Down Trailer Home

DULUTH, Minn. – Raging flames at a trailer home in Duluth have severely injured a man who lives there. Another man was treated for smoke inhalation. The fire broke out around 11:00 p.m. Monday night on Greenbriar Drive. The fire got so big and hot at one point a nearby trailer home was also damaged. The burn victim is at the Miller Dwan Burn Center. His condition is not known. Damage to the…

Local Organizations Collaborate For New Community Garden

The Fourth Street Garden was honored with a Life Enrichment Award from the MOHR Group.

DULUTH, Minn. – A vacant lot on East Fourth Street in Duluth has blossomed into a community garden. The Fourth Street Garden is a collaboration between Essentia Health, Duluth Community Garden Project and UDAC. The idea came about two years ago to transform this once weed filled abandoned space. The food grown in the garden will be collected for the…

Historic Airplanes Spread Their Wings In Superior

Staff hope to have everything in place by late fall so visitors can view the black plane on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – After being told by the Duluth Airport Authority to find a new home, because of an unsafe hangar the Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron 101 Museum has moved two of its planes to Superior. Workers helped relocate the planes to their new home at the Bong Airport in Superior. Transporting these planes from one city to the…

Duluth Fire Department One Step Closer To Having Cancer Prevention Gear

The turnout gear can last more than 10 years.

DULUTH, Minn. – Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters. The Duluth Fire Department may be getting closer to their goal to make sure each of the 132 firefighters in operation have the proper gear to help prevent cancer. When fire crews respond to a fire, they typically get covered with toxic ash from burnt plastic or other…

Hip-Hop Legends Take the Stage at Bayfront Festival Park

The concert is all part of the fourth fest extended weekend at Bayfront, which of course was actually Fifth Fest this year.

DULUTH, Minn. – The concert is all part of the fourth fest extended weekend at Bayfront, which of course was actually Fifth Fest this year. Close to a thousand music fans crowded in the park tonight. The show got off to a late start because Coolio was stuck in traffic. But people were up on their feet enjoying the show. Fans also…

Founder of Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Pushes For Its Preservation

The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial in Duluth was built in 2003.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial has been a staple in Duluth for 15 years. It was built to remember three black men who were lynched in 1920. Now some in the community are voicing their concerns on the current status of the memorial. These people are sharing how the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial has seen wear and…

Thunderbirds Take It To the Sky

The Thunderbirds perform several airshows throughout the United States.

DULUTH, Minn. – Members with the united states air force Thunderbirds took it to the blue skies today. Six demonstration pilots spent about 30 minutes conducting survey work ahead of the air show. The pilots were at the Duluth International Airport checking the airspace for safety hazards and scanning the trees and towers. The Thunderbirds perform several airshows throughout the…

Flagship Opens In Canal Park

Flagship is located at 345 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN.

DULUTH, Minn. – Flagship is Duluth Screen Printing’s latest apparel venture and today was the grand opening. Ninety percent of what you’ll see in the store is screen printed on a hard press. Customers will eventually be able to screen print their own t–shirts with designs from local artists. Every time you purchase a shirt, you can go home with…

Sen. Klobuchar Visits Duluth

Sen. Klobuchar was at City Hall to discuss Duluth's growth in tourism.

DULUTH, Minn. – U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL-MN) spent her Fourth of July here n Duluth. Sen. Klobuchar was at City Hall to discuss Duluth’s growth in tourism. A place that more than six million people like to visit each year and brings in almost $1 billion dollars to the economy. She attributes the lakes, biking and restaurants to the…

Fourth of July In Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis.- While Duluth isn’t booming the city of Superior has been rocking. Earlier on Barker’s Island, with a bouncy house, food and fun is how some spent their day. There were even some carnival rides. The weather was nice enough for people to continue what they say is a family tradition. “Every summer we like to come out here and have our kids close to…

Fourth Fest Postponed Until July 5th

Organizers say the risk for public safety was something they couldn't ignore.

DULUTH, Minn. – Fourth Fest is changing to Fifth Fest at Bayfront Park, because of the potential severe weather. The Fourth of July has been memorable in Duluth. Thirty years ago there was a massive fireworks explosion and this year’s fourth fest is rescheduled. Bayfront Festival Park organizers tell us they were paying close attention to the forecast all weekend particularly for tonight. After…

Fourth of July Holiday Travel Will Set A Record

AAA says with almost 47 million people hitting the roads and traveling at least 50 miles from hom

DULUTH, Minn. – The Fourth of July is officially tomorrow and that means the roads are becoming busier and busier with holiday travelers. Prepare to share the road with millions for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. AAA says with almost 47 million people hitting the roads and traveling at least 50 miles from home it will break a Fourth of July travel record. This…

Fireworks Safety Warning for Pet Owners

Experts say if your pet is injured from fireworks, contact a veterinarian immediately.

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal experts are warning pet owners to be extra mindful as fireworks start to go off for the Fourth of July. Those loud bangs can be really stressful for pets and can even send them running away. “Have them leashed on a harness, appropriately partnered and attached to you at all times, especially if you’re out in the community watching fireworks,” said Animal Allies Development…

Attorney General Hopeful Visits Duluth

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) currently serves as a member of congress for Minnesota's 5th congressional district.

DULUTH, Minn. – Although democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) currently serves as a member of congress for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, a position he’s held since January 2007. He has his eyes set on the role as the state’s next attorney general. Ellison was in Duluth earlier today to share why he wants to become the “people’s lawyer.” “Right for…

Delta Diner Helping the Public Navigate After Flood

Delta Diner is located at 14385 County Highway H, Delta, WI 54856.

DELTA, Wis. – The Delta Diner is known for its flavorful menu and burgers on Monday but after the recent flooding it became a source of information for the community. Employees at the diner took it upon themselves to help people get from point A to point B by letting others know what roads to take and to avoid. Even after…

Parts of Wisconsin On Road to Recovery Following Severe Flooding

The estimated damage for the area is more than $8 million and Bayfield County suffered the most damage.

Mason, Wis. – A little over two weeks ago parts of Wisconsin were hit with severe flooding, that caused millions of dollars in damage. Many people in Ashland, Bayfield and Iron County are now looking ahead to see how they can get back on track. Not too long ago the sun wasn’t shining and you couldn’t see the green grass…

All Aboard For A Fun Family Cruise On the Vista Star

Vista Fleet has several cruises available throughout the summer.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Vista Star in Duluth hit the waters of Lake Superior for a family fun cruise. Even with a little bit of rain about 20 people were on board for coloring activities, face painting and food. Staff say the cruise is meant to be immersive and is for people of all ages. “If you really wanted to…

Duluth’s Zenith Bookstore Turns One

The Zenith Bookstore is known for having author signings and a wide selection of books.

DULUTH, Minn. – One year ago the Zenith Bookstore in Duluth opened its doors and chances are you may have purchased a book from there. On Sunday, the bookstore celebrated its one year anniversary. The Zenith Bookstore located at 318 Central Ave. N. is known for having author signings and a wide selection of books. The owner says he didn’t…

Hoops Brewing Throws “Hoopla” For One Year Anniversary

Hoops Brewing is located at 325 S Lake Ave

DULUTH, Minn. – Hoops Brewing in Duluth is celebrating its first year in business with a party. It’s called a “Hoopla” and it’s also a thank you to the many people in the community who helped make it all possible. Hoops Brewing owner says the beer hall model concept makes it a place for everyone. All of the guests who…

“Families Belong Together” Immigration Rally Held in Duluth

The rally also collected donations to benefit the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of cities across the nation came together in protest against president’s trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy. In Duluth, hundreds gathered to protest the policy that led to the children of illegal immigrants being taken into custody. If these signs could talk, their voice would be heard loud and clear. Duluth was one of the many cities throughout…

Checkmate! Twin Ports Chess Open Weekend Tournament Is Here

The Twin Ports Open Chess Tournament continues Saturday and Sunday at Superior's Barker's Island Inn.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Some of the best chess players in the Northland were ready to make their move at the Seventh Annual Twin Ports Chess Open. An event at VIP Pizza in Superior is the kickoff to a weekend of chess tournaments. Organizers say chess is a cross generational game for all and has no age limits. Local chess players…

DPD Release Body Cam Video of Officer Using Excessive Force

Until the incident on May 20, 2017, Officer Huot was never disciplined for an unreasonable use of force.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department (DPD) has released information and footage of an officer using excessive force on a man last year. Police Chief Mike Tusken tells us the footage was not previously released because the department needed to follow privacy and employee data laws. Chief Tusken spoke out about an investigation’s findings and how the department is focused on making Duluth…

Onyx of Superior Apartments Officially Open

Onyx of Superior is located at 1301 Weeks Ave, Superior, WI 54880.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – After nine months of construction the Onyx of Superior Apartments are officially open. A ribbon cutting brought out Mayor Jim Paine and the community to celebrate. The 54-unit apartment building  has one and two bedroom units, with many amenities including a fitness center and stainless steel appliances. Some residents moved in the first week of June. “We…

Ways to Prevent Summertime Injuries and Illnesses

You're also advised to be careful of e–coli infections, also to take bug spray and over the counter medicine like Pepto-Bismol along with you when traveling.

DULUTH, Minn. – The summertime isn’t just about being outdoors and soaking up the sun. It also is a time where medical experts say you should be careful so you can avoid summer injuries and illnesses. Staff at MedExpress Urgent Care in Duluth say during the summer they see a lot of patients come in because of exposure to poison…

Historic Pastoret Terrace Building Could Be Demolished

The DEDA Board of Directors approved an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the public input process.

DULUTH, Minn. – The historic Pastoret Terrace Building and former home to the Kozy Bar and Apartments in downtown Duluth may soon be demolished. For more than two years the Duluth Economic Development Authority (DEDA) has owned the deteriorating building and it was marketed to developers for redevelopment. But time is almost running out. DEDA Board of Directors have voted to allow a public input…

The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment Turns 10

When you pay sales tax in Minnesota a portion of it goes into the Legacy fund.

DULUTH, Minn. – Ten years ago the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment was introduced and it’s still going strong. A celebration marked the 10th anniversary at the Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Sports Center. When you pay sales tax in Minnesota a portion of it goes into the Legacy fund. The Legacy amendment helps support the state’s parks and trails,…

Start Your Engines at the Big Daddy’s Classic Car Show

The owner plans to keep this classic car show tradition going for many years to come.

DULUTH, Minn. – Get ready to start your engines for the Seventh Annual Big Daddy’s Classic Car Show. The owner of Big Daddy’s Burgers says he was asked to host the car show seven years ago and he’s done so ever since. The car show took place in the parking lot of Big Daddy’s Burgers in Duluth where you could…

Duluth’s Lakewalk Trail Closes For Maintenance and Restoration Repairs

The Lakewalk trail between 16th Avenue East and 21st Avenue East will remain closed until the work is complete.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth city crews got their hoses out and water flowing  to open up storm sewers along Lake Superior clogged of rocks and boulders from recent severe weather. The city of Duluth has closed the eastern part of the Lakewalk trail for storm water drain maintenance and repairs. Crews started work on Tuesday and the Lakewalk trail between 16th Avenue East and 21st Avenue…

University of Minnesota, Medical School, Duluth Campus Hosts Chainbreaker Silent Auction For Cancer Research

All of the proceeds will go toward the Masonic Cancer Center.

DULUTH, Minn. – Cancer is the leading cause of death in Minnesota since 2000 and the University of Minnesota Duluth, Medical School, Duluth Campus is working toward changing that statistic in a fight against cancer. TheUniversity of Minnesota Duluth, Medical School, Duluth Campus and College of Pharmacy hosted a silent auction to raise money for cancer research at Bent Paddle Brewing…

The Northland Newborn Foundation Is Bouncing For Healthy Babies

The organization helps ease some of the financial burden with newborns.

DULUTH, Minn. – A new organization called the “Northland Newborn Foundation” is putting newborns first. Its purpose is to provide support for healthy babies and their families within the community. Although the Northland Newborn Foundation is fairly new it’s already making a name for itself. On any given day you can jump around at Planet 3 Extreme Air Park in…

Get Into the Game With Interactive Soccer at Super One

It's one of many soccer events that will take place across the country.

DULUTH, Minn. – A normal trip to the grocery store turned into a soccer match for some Duluthians. The Super One grocery store in west Duluth had soccer activities in the parking lot. Post Consumer Brands teamed up with Major League Soccer to get more people involved with the sport. Anyone could come and show off their soccer skills to win…

The 48th Annual Park Point Art Fair

The Park Point Art Fair is put on by the Park Point Community Club.

DULUTH, Minn. – After nearly five decades the Park Point Art Fair continues to be a staple in the community. The Park Point Recreational Area was filled with more than 100 artists from the Northland and surrounding areas. Thirty percent of this year’s artists are new and all of the artists featured are selected by a jury to showcase their…