Author: Haydee Clotter

Flower Shop Hands Out Free Roses For Animal Mission

DULUTH, Minn. – Roses are red and violets are blue, by supporting an animal shelter you get roses too. Both Engwall Florist & Gifts locations are handing out half a dozen of roses to anyone who contributed. “I think the community is real excited about helping, so we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Engwall Florist & Gifts…

Morgan Park Middle School Demolition Starts Monday

The Housing Development That'll Replace the School Will Have Eight 12-plex Buildings For a Total of 96 Units

DULUTH, Minn. – In just a few days the historic Morgan Park Middle School will no longer stand. On Nov. 20 demolition will begin to make room for Morgan Park Estates, which will be townhomes. Crews have already been inside starting with the abatement process. It will cost almost $18 million and the developer says he wants to bring back…

Duluth Organizations Take Advantage of Give To the Max Day

Most of the Organizations Set A Goal and Donors Can Match It

DULUTH, Minn. – When you add thousands of people and they give millions of dollars in donations that equals to Give To the Max Day in Minnesota. It’s the ninth year for the campaign where anyone can donate to causes they support. More than $14 million have been raised so far and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime…

Workforce Housing Project Coming To Duluth

The Property Is An Energy Star Rated Apartment Building

DULUTH, Minn – Imagine coming home after a long day of work to your 50 inch Smart TV or cooking on stainless steel appliances. Those are some of the several amenities you can expect at the District Flats at Miller Hill. “Think about all the retail and all the businesses that have been built that need housing as well,” said…

Duluth International Airport Will Reopen Its Main Runway

While the 9/27 Runway Was Closed the Crosswind Runway Was Used

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’ve traveled in or out of the Duluth International Airport lately, you may have dealt with frustrating delays or cancellations during the runway reconstruction project. Airport officials tell us early winter weather and fog are to blame. As planes need the best weather possible to land on the shorter runway during construction of the main runway. Airport Executive Director Tom Werner…

Marine General Helping Provide Bikes For Kids With Fried Turkeys

The turkey flavors were: creole garlic, creole butter, lemon butter pepper and barbecue mesquite.

DULUTH, Minn. – The folks over at Marine General in Duluth were up at 5:30 a.m. dropping 60 turkeys in the fryer for their annual Turkey Fry. In it’s 18th year, Marine General partnered up with Bob’s Bike Drive to raise money and donate Huffy bikes to kids in the Northland. “It’s just one of those things getting kids outside,…

Duluth Fire Department To Receive Emergency Response Boat

The boat can hold up to eight firefighters in a remote area and four if it's for a common response and not a firefighting need.

DULUTH, Minn. – The U.S. Coast Guard recently identified several gaps in resources in the port of Duluth and Superior. But now both fire departments will have an extra boost. “We will train with Superior Fire Department at some point, so they get an understanding of what the vessel’s capability is and where it’d be most useful in their area,…

UMD Holds Topping Ceremony For New Science Building

Classes at the Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building are expected to begin by the Fall of 2019.

DULUTH, Minn. – Chemistry and biology are two of University of Minnesota Duluth’s (UMD) biggest programs. In the coming years, the school will have a new state of the art building for future chemists and scientists. UMD marked the occasion with a topping off ceremony. Just like that the largest structural membrane of the facility was placed on the Heikkila Chemistry and…

Medical Experts Want You To Think About Advanced Care Planning Options

Essentia Health allows patients to complete a directive plan online through a MyHealth account.

DULUTH, Minn. – With Thanksgiving around the corner, medial experts want you to bring something else to the table. The conversation of advanced care planning, which may cause fear in some, but it’s an important topic to discuss. “When these conversations don’t happen and the patient expires families never talk to each other ever again, because people in the family…

UMD Hosts 24th Annual Undergraduate Research & Artistic Showcase

Some students will have their work published in Civil Engineering's Hydraulics Engineering Magazine.

DULUTH, Minn. – After months and long hours of research more than 40 University of Minnesota of  Duluth students had their projects on display. It’s all a part of the 24th Annual Undergraduate Research & Artistic Showcase. Students work alongside a faculty member and conduct research outside of their regular courses. The showcase featured topics ranging from long-term effects to…

State Legislators Visit Lake Superior College

Lawmakers also had lunch with students and spoke to a political science class.

DULUTH, Minn. – Students at Lake Superior College in Duluth want to bring politicians to a local level, so they hosted A Know Your Legislators forum today. It’s the first time LSC has done something like this on campus. Members of the Student Senate were behind the idea. “This was a really awesome opportunity and I think that some of…

Downtown Duluth Businesses Compete In Holiday Window Display Contest

The displays are revealed before the Christmas City of The North Parade.

DULUTH, Minn. – A big competition is underway in downtown Duluth. The goal is to find which business has the best holiday window display. Twenty-four downtown businesses will participate in the contest. One of them is the 2016 winner, CSL Plasma. It takes them two to three months to come up with an idea and gather supplies. “People of the…

UMD Adding Two Counselors To Mental Health Care Team

UMD students followed the model at the Twin Cities campus to seek the funding.

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has more than 11,000 students on campus. At times there’s a long wait for students seeking assistance with mental health needs. After two years of pushing for funding UMD will now be adding two new counselors to its staff. The school learned it’s staff of five therapists and one counselor just…

Wisconsin Adopts New Bill Eliminating Hunting Age Restriction

The state's gun deer season runs until Nov. 26.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It doesn’t matter if you’re six or 60. If you live in Wisconsin, you can hunt in Wisconsin without an age restriction. On Saturday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that eliminates the minimum age requirement. Hunters previously had to be at least 10-years-old to hunt with an adult. Parents will now determine at what age…

Annual Beacon Lighting Commemorates 42nd Anniversary of SS Edmund Fitzgerald

It's the only time each year visitors can climb to the top of the tower while the beacon is lit and revolving after dark.

TWIN HARBORS, Minn. – Nov.10 marks the 42nd anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald freighter sinking into Lake Superior. Split Rock has been the site of the memorial since 1985 to make sure those men are not forgotten. In 1975, the ship sailed out of Superior with nearly 26,000 tons of ore on-board. The Edmund Fitzgerald sailed by Split Rock the…

Harbor City International School Has Penny Drive For Hurricane Victims

The Total Sum For The Penny Drive Was $2,088.68

DULUTH, Minn. – One penny can go a long way. In this case all the way to Puerto Rico. Harbor City International School students in Duluth decided to have a penny war to raise money for hurricane victims. In just five days, students raised more than $2,000. “We never really had a goal for the penny war, we weren’t sure how…

Northland Mayors Join Forces For Habitat For Humanity

The First Western Lake Superior Habitat For Humanity Home Was Built In July 2017

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Several mayors from the Northland prove they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty for a good cause. They came together to work on a Habitat for Humanity home, which provides affordable housing for families in need. “The mayors here in our community are people who really work well together, network together and undertand that partnering with…

WITC Welcomes High School Students For Career Day

Students Learned About Programs Such As Early Childhood Education, Auto Services and HVAC

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Hundreds of area high school students had an opportunity to experience a college environment. Career day at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) gave about 450 high school students a chance to start thinking about their future career goals. “They’re actually operating things like when they’re doing welding, they’ll be hands on doing that. Same thing with gerontology, they’re…

Longtime Duluth School Board Members Lose Their Seats

Harry Welty Was First Elected To The Duluth School Board 22 Years Ago

Duluth, Minn. -The votes are counted and the results from last night’s election in Duluth came as a shock for some, as multiple School Board and Council seats were on the line. Two longtime Duluth School Board Members, Art Johnston and Harry Welty, lost their seats. For Welty, that meant a loss to Sally Trnka and Josh Gorham. There were…

Jacob Wetterling Foundation Teaching Elementary Students About Personal Safety

There Were Two Sessions For Students In Grades K-5

DULUTH, Minn. – The Legacy of Jacob Wetterling continues to live on with the Jacob Wetterling Foundation’s efforts to promote kids’ personal safety. Students at Bay View Elementary in Proctor learned first-hand how to keep their bodies safe, follow personal safety rules and locating adults they can trust. “Even in a 50 minute presentation five-year-olds are moving their hands identifying adults…

The 2017 Community Christmas Tree Has Arrived

The Tree Will Be Lit Up On Nov. 17

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas after Minnesota Power delivered the 2017 Community Christmas Tree to the plaza in downtown Duluth. It’s a 33-year-old tradition for the city and the White Spruce tree is about 45 feet tall. The tree will be decorated with thousands of LED Christmas lights just in time for the Christmas…

Safe Sleep Infant Week Promotes Healthy Sleeping Environment

Safe Infant Sleep Week is Nov. 5-11

DULUTH, Minn. – As part of Infant Safe Sleep Week medical leaders in Minnesota are making a push to cut down on unexpected infant deaths. St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth is at the forefront of this initiative. That’s because it’s the first hospital in the state to receive a National Safe Sleep Certification by maintaining a safe sleep policy. “Our…

Local Voters Head To The Polls On Election Day

The Future of the Duluth City Council and School Board Will Be Decided

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s the first Tuesday of November and it’s also Election Day. Polling stations in Duluth were open until 8 p.m. for voters to cast ballots. We stopped by one Duluth church where 103 people had already voted by the early afternoon. Election judges here tells us they’ve mostly seen mothers, the elderly and young voters. They also…

St. Louis County Declares State Of Local Disaster

County May Potentially Receive Millions For Repairs

DULUTH, Minn – The St. Louis County Board unanimously approved a State of Disaster Declaration, Tuesday, Nov. 7. With Board approval of the declaration, the county will be able to request potential state and federal aid disaster relief dollars, which will help fix soil erosion and damaged roadways caused by the Oct. 27 storm. “This unique damage to see the…

Hunters Reporting Successful Weekend for Deer Opener

DULUTH, Minn. – Firearm deer hunting season started Saturday in Minnesota and many hunters are reporting a productive weekend. They say the recent snow helped a lot with tracking. Chalstrom’s Archery in Duluth has already registered hundreds of people this year. Workers have also seen an increase in people doing deer registrations online and even on their phones. Hunters say…