Author: Haydee Clotter

Get Your Taste Buds Ready For the Annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival

The festival is proof that you can do a lot with rhubarb, because it's also a fundraiser for the CHUM Food Shelf and Shelter.

DULUTH, Minn. – If your taste buds are craving rhubarb and you also want to help people in need, you could do that and more at the Annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival. Whether you like rhubarb in pies or in a burrito the Fourth Annual Chum Rhubarb Festival in Duluth was the place to be. How do you prefer to have rhubarb?…

The Northland Helps Bring Alzheimer’s Awareness On The Longest Day

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Longest Day event is held on the longest day of the year, which happens to be the summer solstice. It’s a day meant to help people living with Alzheimer’s by people doing something they love in honor of someone they love who’s affected by Alzheimer’s. It usually takes less than half an hour to work up…

Protesters Show Up Against President Trump During Rally

Hundreds of people walked from downtown Duluth past the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center toward Canal Park.

DULUTH, Minn. – Although there were many people excited to see President Trump in the Northland many others were not. While President Trump was inside Amsoil Arena delivering his speech, hundreds of people were outside taking a stand to voice their disapproval. This was the scene in Canal Park earlier today. Hundreds of people walked from downtown Duluth past the…

Heavy Rain Pours Down In the Northland, Flooding Some Areas

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until Sunday for a section of Northeast Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – Heavy rain has been pouring down in many parts of the Northland throughout the day. So much rain has fallen some places, that flooding has become a problem. This is what the area near 27th Avenue West in Duluth looked like this afternoon with high water flowing on the streets. The heavy rain didn’t stop some people…

“Fox & Friends” To Broadcast Live From Uncle Loui’s Cafe

DULUTH, Minn. – The Fox News Channel’s top–rated morning show “Fox & Friends” will be broadcasting live from Duluth next Thursday — the day after President Donald Trump holds his first rally at the DECC since the summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The location for the broadcast is Uncle Loui’s Café on East 4th Street. The owner of Uncle Loui’s says having this exposure is an opportunity…

“Lake Avenue Live” Entertainment Coming To Canal Park

Organizers say it's a way to support music and arts in the community.

DULUTH, Minn. – Canal Park will be be buzzing with entertainment this weekend for “Lake Avenue Live.” Crews were out setting up tents to welcome 1,000 people on Friday night and twice as many on Saturday night. The planning for this event began in May and the crew started working at six this morning. At “Lake Avenue Live” you can…

Brace Yourself For Traffic Congestion and Street Closures

Traffic from Canal Park and Park Point will use Lake Avenue instead of 5th Avenue West like many have done in the past.

DULUTH, Minn. – With nearly 19,000 runners and thousands of spectators, traffic congestion and street closures will test the patience of some. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) tells us I–35 north in Duluth usually has the most congestion marathon weekend, especially at the end of the work day from 4 – 6 p.m. “If you’re local and you’re not planning to participate in the marathon…

Hotels Sell Out For Grandma’s Marathon

Each room at the Holiday Inn will have a race gift bag with water and snacks.

DULUTH, Minn. – Local hotels in Duluth are either sold out or close to it for the busy race weekend. The General Manager at Holiday Inn on West Superior Street tells us his team is excited to welcome in guests from all over the world. The hotel is booked solid on Friday with just a few rooms left for Saturday. “Grandma’s is actually kind of a fun easy…

Pastor Walking Miles With Cross To Share Message of Hope

Steve Epp started his mission of walking with the cross almost four years ago.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Take a look at this. That’s Pastor Steve Epp from Tulsa, Oklahoma, carrying a wooden cross on his back just outside of Proctor today. Steve tells us he’ll be walking across the state, his 15th state, on a journey to share faith and love. He wants to uplift people no matter the obstacles they may be facing. “Two hundred military/armed forces committing suicide…

Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Brings Huge Financial Boost to Twin Ports

Grandma's Marathon is the 11th largest marathon in the United States and about 20,000 thousand runners are registered this year.

DULUTH, Minn. – This sign on Interstate 35 in Duluth says it all, expect heavy traffic and detours in the area not only during the 42nd Annual Grandma’s Marathon this Saturday, but also Thursday and days after the big race. While traffic congestion will undoubtedly test the patience of drivers over Grandma’s Marathon Weekend their wallets will open up for one of the city’s biggest tourism weekends of the year. Grandma’s Marathon is the 11th largest marathon…

Duluth Remembers Pulse Nightclub Shooting On Two-Year Anniversary

At the time the Pulse Nightclub shooting was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in the United States and the deadliest incident of violence among the LGBTQ community.

DULUTH, Minn. – Today marks two years since 49 people were killed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The community there gathering at a church ringing a bell for each of the victims. Meanwhile people gathered outside the gay nightclub to write messages. This as Florida Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed June 12th as Pulse Remembrance Day. Orlando, Florida isn’t the only city reflecting tonight on the anniversary of the shooting massacre at Pulse Night Club. Many within the LGBTQ community in Duluth and…

Grandma’s Saloon & Grill Preps For Busy Marathon Weekend

During Grandma's Weekend the restaurant typically sells hundreds of fish fillets, wild rice burgers and 4,000 thousand pounds of pasta.

DULUTH, Minn. –  Meanwhile Grandma’s Saloon and Grill in Canal Park is getting last–minute preps done for one packed marathon weekend. And get this, preps begin in May starting with the hiring of more than 50 new staff members. During Grandma’s Weekend the restaurant typically sells hundreds of fish fillets, wild rice burgers and 4,000 pounds of pasta. The marathon weekend also officially kicking off summer tourism season. “It’s a great time, usually…

AICHO Unveils New Mural In Downtown Duluth

It took about four months to complete and the mural will officially be installed on the wall at a later date.

DULUTH, Minn. – The American Indian community housing organization’s second indigenous mural project in Duluth was unveiled. It’s located at 2301 W. Superior St. The mural is a collaboration with the College of Saint Scholastica’s Public Art Program. The artist says the inspiration behind the mural was housing, indigenous food systems and culture. “I would hope when people look at…

One Man In Jail After Stabbing Incident

The suspect suffered minor injuries.

DULUTH, Minn. – A man is facing serious charges in a case where he ended up being stabbed. Police tell us the guy was trying to force his way into a home when a woman inside stabbed him. It happened around 8:30 Monday night on the 1700 block East Fourth Street. Police tell us the two know each other. The suspect suffered minor injuries. He’s facing preliminary charges of first–degree burglary and threats of violence. Categories: Community,…

Dancers Audition For Dreamdance Academy Performance Teams

Some of the young people here are auditioning to compete in competitions while others are in it for the fun and experience.

DULUTH, Minn. – A local dance studio is moving to its own beat to help put competitive dance in Duluth on the map. Dreamdance Academy had two sets of auditions for its dance teams. Dancers practiced tap, jazz and ballet. Some of the young people here are auditioning to compete in competitions while others are in it for the fun and experience. “Most dancers, a lot…

DFL Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Walz Makes Duluth Campaign Stop

Walz and his running mate for Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan were at the Duluth Labor Temple.

DULUTH, Minn. – Another candidate hoping to be Minnesota’s next governor made a campaign stop in Duluth. Democrat Tim Walz was in Duluth for a labor round table. Walz and his running mate for Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan were at the Duluth Labor Temple. Labor and trade workers and teachers sat in on the round table. Walz says he wants…

President Trump To Hold Rally In Duluth

Trump was last here in Superior, Wisconsin, in April of 2016 during his campaign for president.

DULUTH, Minn. – If all goes as planned President Donald Trump will be in Duluth next Wednesday, June 20 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center for a campaign rally. And the GOP–endorsed candidate and St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber will be there. “We’re excited to show him the greatest freshwater lake in the world, the most inland pool in the world.” Stauber, of course, running for the 8th Congressional…

Gospel Group, The Garms Family, Visits Duluth

The show is a mixture of music and ministry.

DULUTH, Minn. – The self proclaimed “Minnesota’s  Family of Southern Gospel Music” made a tour stop in Duluth. The Garms Family of Braham, Minnesota, put on a show at Emmanuel Baptist Church Duluth Heights and it was a full house. The family of eight along with 15 instruments performed as part of a summer concert series. Several church members have…

Twin Ports Students Audition For Lake Superior Youth Chorus

About 120 students make up the three resident choirs.

DULUTH, Minn. – Young singers looking to take center stage in the spotlight got that chance. First Lutheran Church in Duluth had auditions for next year’s resident choirs. Seventy students from the Twin Ports between grade levels third through fifth auditioned for a spot with the Lake Superior Youth Chorus. Students auditioned in groups and did several musical training, song…

Wellness Expo Hopes To Improve Your Health

The expo is meant to bring people together with similar interests who want to focus on wellness through massages and yoga.

DULUTH, Minn. – If you ever thought of ways you can take control of your health, a wellness expo in Duluth is helping people reach the goal of a healthy lifestyle. The Body of Water Street located on Water Street near Beacon Pointe in Duluth has been in business for almost a year now and is making a name for themselves by connecting people to…

Spread Your Wings at the Duluth Monarch Festival

Festival organizers say there are plans to plant milkweed at 20 sites along the Duluth Lakewalk this summer

DULUTH, Minn. The Third Annual Duluth Monarch Festival welcomes monarch butterflies who have been away all winter and have just arrived in the Northland. The celebration was at the First United Methodist Church. It allowed people to get familiar with monarchs and purchase milkweed plants., which are crucial for monarchs and their caterpillars to survive. The festival had all things monarch with kids activities…

Ecolibrium3 Distributes Portable Gardens For Homegrown Vegetables

The gardens are made from used grain bags from Bent Paddle and filled with compost from the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District

DULUTH, Minn. – Ecolibrium3 in Duluth is providing low income families with a way to grow fresh vegetables in their own home. The organization plans to distribute 170 portable gardens in the Lincoln Park neighborhood to help increase food access for people in need. The project is called “Stone Soup Portable Gardens. Staff tell us this a portion of the…

Class Is In Session For LSC Motorcycle Safety Training Course

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, males account for more than 80 percent of all motorcyclists killed or injured.

DULUTH, Minn. – A traffic accident involving a motorcycle presents a high risk for a fatality. More than 1,200 motorcyclists were injured and 61 were killed in Minnesota in 2015. That’s according to the latest Crash Records Report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Class is in session this Saturday morning in the parking lot of Lake Superior College in…

Proctor Middle School Students Host Fundraiser For London Trip

There was also a silent auction with items donated by local businesses.

DULUTH, Minn. – Students from Proctor Middle School are planning a trip to London and fish and chips are going to help get them there. Proctor Middle School held a fish and chips fundraiser at spirit mountain to help with the costs for the trip. And hundreds of people lined up to pitch in to make the trip possible. The…

Increase In Security For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

From a security perspective some procedures are highly confidential.

DULUTH, Minn. – Not only will this year’s Grandma’s Marathon Weekend feature a new race route, you can expect to see an increase in security measures for the 42nd Annual Race. Since 2013, after the Boston Marathon bombing, Grandma’s Marathon has stepped up in the way this handle this annual race that draws in thousands. From the start to the finish…

Wise Fool Theater Presents Childhood Classic On Opening Night

As part of a program called "Page to Stage" kids who attend the shows will go home with a copy of the book.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s opening night at Harbor City International School in Duluth for “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.” The play is an adaptation of the book that tells the story of a china rabbit given to a little girl as a gift. He gets separated from her and goes on many adventures. The play is put on by…

Duluth Sky Harbor Airport Earns Big Boost

The project will happen in two phases.

DULUTH, Minn. – Phase two of the runway realignment project at Duluth’s Sky Harbor Airport has gotten a big injection of cash. The site run by the Duluth Airport will be getting $2.4 million, which will be used to import material to the project on a barge and that will be used to provide some much needed weight to the runway making it stronger. “The biggest thing was protecting…

Get Ready For A Rummage Sale In Park Point

The Park Point Rummage Sale is a two-day event.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Park Point Rummage Sale doesn’t start until Friday, but vendors are already set up and ready to go. The two day sale this Friday and Saturday is one of the biggest to hit Park Point. One vendor who’s been at it for years describes it as a circus because of the amount of people the rummage…

Annual Fundraiser Helping Law Enforcement K-9 Teams

The event was put on by the AMSOIL Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation.

DULUTH, Minn. – Fourteen police K-9 teams and their officers hit the field to show off some skills at the Fifth Annual Operation K–9 Fundraiser in Superior. The stands at the Amsoil Center were packed as K–9 teams from area law enforcement agencies demonstrated real–life scenarios involving bad guys. Officials tell us a K-9 acts as an officer’s partner, both go through 12 weeks of training before hitting the streets. “It’s definitely a safety aspect, makes me feel…

Irvin, Haunted Ship Canceled For Season Because Of Slip/Seawall Work

Delayed Seawall Reconstruction, MPCA Slip Work To Blame

DULUTH, Minn. – The William A. Irvin’s summer tours and even the popular Haunted Ship are called off for 2018. That complicated and delayed seawall reconstruction work is ultimately to blame. And docking behind the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) to possibly open is no longer an option. Duluth city councilor Zack Filipovich tells FOX 21 the season closure of the William A. Irvin is disappointing, but he says the seawall reconstruction in the Minnesota Slip needs…

St. Luke’s Hospital Unveils Tool To Treat Patients With Cancer

Construction for a vault to house the accelerator began in late 2017 and was completed in April 2018.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth is stepping up the way it treats cancer patients. This is all done with a new state of the art linear accelerator tool, which delivers high energy x–rays to treat tumors or cancers. St. Luke’s doctors tell us patients will lie on the table for a shorter amount of time and have minimal…

Governor Hopeful Makes Campaign Stop In Duluth

The primary election for governor and lieutenant governor is on Aug. 14.

DULUTH, Minn. – Two candidates running for Minnesota governor this fall made a stop in Duluth. DFL endorsed Rep. Erin Murphy and her running mate Rep. Erin Maye Quade, (DFL) District 57A, are campaigning on a  statewide tour. Both representatives are making their way through Minnesota to focus on different topics like broadband and ways to build more small businesses…

Glensheen Kayak Series Kicks Off

Duluth Experience and Glensheen have partnered up so you can paddle along Lake Superior's North Shore as part of an evening tour.

  DULUTH, Minn. – Today kicks off the Wednesday Night Glensheen Kayak Series. Duluth Experience and Glensheen have partnered up so you can paddle along Lake Superior’s North Shore as part of an evening tour. Kayakers hit the water earlier today while getting some views of the historic mansion. The kayak series continues throughout the summer. Categories: Community, Minnesota, News,…

Irvin 5K Finish/Start Line To Be Slightly Narrowed During Seawall Work

DULUTH, Minn.- Meanwhile the William A. Irvin’s course will be slightly narrowed near the start and finish line this year. That’s because of the delayed seawall reconstruction project in the Minnesota Slip, which is home to the Irvin and where runners will race by on Harbor Drive. Marathon officials are encouraging spectators to check the site out in advance before race day, June 15th. Meanwhile, the city of Duluth will be closing Harbor…

More Volunteers Needed for Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

You can also call Grandma's Marathon offices at 281-727-0947 and ask for Tara if you'd like to volunteer.

DULUTH, Minn. – Volunteers are wanted for this year’s Grandma’s Marathon, which is a little more than two weeks away! It takes about 6,000 volunteers to make Grandma’s Marathon run smoothly. Right now 200 volunteer spots are still empty, and it’s especially important this year, because the race is being re–routed because of Superior Street reconstruction. “We’re going to need some extra volunteers to help out with way finding in order…

Bike Pop-Up Shop Pops Up In Duluth

All the work provided is for free.

DULUTH, Minn. – May is considered Bus, Bike & Walk Month in the Twin Ports. And as part of a series of events, a pop-up bike maintenance shop popped up in Duluth. It’s the third pop-up of the month where volunteers do tune-ups, brake work and other minor repairs. A grant provided the funding to purchase extra tires, tubes and supplies. On average about 25 people receive service at each pop-up…

Duluth City Council Votes To Pass ESST

The ordinance won't go into effect until Jan. 2020, so businesses would have time to make adjustments.

DULUTH, Minn. – A decision on the Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) ordinance has finally been reached. The ordinance passed during Tuesday’s Duluth City Council meeting. Ater a vote of 7-1, ESST is officially happening in Duluth. The council chambers weren’t packed compared to past meetings and four speakers spoke. This vote has been a long time coming with several amendments…

Beachgoers Soak Up the Sun

Northlanders are feeling lucky with these above average temperatures.

DULUTH, Minn. – The sun was shining and Park Point was full of beachgoers soaking up the sun. Some people were out getting a tan and others searched for gold with metal detectors. Heidi Nelson says she looks forward to warm beach weather every year and says she isn’t a fan of winter so she’s taking advantage of this warm wave….

Memorial Day At the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

These veterans want more people to respect and appreciate the men and women who fought for our country

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Many people chose to spend their Memorial Day at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior to pay their respect to fallen heroes. The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center offered free admissions to veterans during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. It’s just one of the many ways to get people to understand what this…

Spring Pop-Up Shop Pops Up at Evolve Duluth

The pop-up shop helps small businesses get their name out in the community

DULUTH, Minn. – Evolve Duluth had its spring pop-up shop, which helps small businesses get their name out in the community. There were several vendors there with jewelry, clothing and other goods. This was Aaron Boothe’s first time at the pop-up shop. He owns Scratch Studios, a recording studio in Duluth and this event helps him connect with people as…

That’s A Wrap On Dylan Fest

This year's Dylan Fest included a poetry event and songwriting contest.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a week long celebrating all things Bob Dylan the Eighth Annual Dylan Fest has come to an end. Dylan Fest closed out with a farewell brunch at the Zeitgest Arts Café. An art show featuring work from local artists around town and some as far as Australia was also up. “It’s almost like a pilgrimage and…

New Exhibit Encourages You To Be “Amazingly Immature”

You have until Sept. to get silly with the "Amazingly Immature" Exhibit.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Children’s Museum has an exhibit that wants you to be a little immature, have fun and learn along the way. Duluth is one of 15 cities selected to host the “Klutz Amazingly Immature” Exhibit. In honor of the exhibit Duluth Mayor Emily Larson proclaimed the summer of 2018 as Duluth’s “Summer of Immaturity.” Things like…

New Sculptures Unveiled at Wade Stadium

It took about six months to create the sculptures

DULUTH, Minn. – Two new sculptures have a new home at Wade Stadium in Duluth and an official dedication took place earlier today. The sculptures were created and designed by an artist duo known as “Actual Size Artworks.” They were selected by the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places Program. The inspiration came from phrases announcers make during a…

Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center Hosts Community BBQ

Almost a thousand people showed up throughout the day for food, some fun and it was all free

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center has combined Memorial Day and the kick off to summer with a community barbecue. Almost a thousand people showed up throughout the day for food, some fun and it was all free. “For the center, our job is to preserve and honor veterans stories and their history,” said Executive Director…

Motorcylcle Group Helps Fulfill Dying Man’s Wish

The Pigs LGGD are a group of motorcyclists that like to help others.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you had one last wish, what would you ask for? For one man his request was simple. Get out and go for a ride. The Pigs LGGD (Let’s Go Give or Get Donations)  are a group of motorcyclists that like to help others. And on Saturday they helped a terminally ill man check one thing off his…

The Bookstore at Fitger’s Earns Top Award

The Bookstore at Fitger's Earns Top Award

DULUTH, Minn. -It may have come as a surprise but the Bookstore at Fitger’s received the We Love Bookstores Award. Sisters in Crime – The Twin Cities Chapter presented staff with a $500 check for the honor. The money will be used to remind the public and not just tourists that the Bookstore at Fitger’s is in the community. It…

Wildlife Released Back Into the Water After Rehab Following Husky Events

For up to 72 hours, the birds went through a conditioning process, which allows them to be released back into the wild

GORDON, Wis. – The impact of the Husky incident in April reached many lives including wildlife. Some of these animals are finally free and back in the water after a serious recovery process. What started off as a typical day for Sean Haasnoot took a different turn and sent him on a goose chase. “We noticed one at first, it…

Military Personnel and Families Have Free Summer Admission at Lake Superior Zoo

Proof of service is required, such as a Common Access Card (CAC).

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth is joining a new club. It’s now recognized as a Blue Star Museum. Staff made the announcement and beginning this Saturday, May 26 until Labor Day, Sept. 3 military personnel and their families will have free admission. It’s a way to give back to the community and also help revitalize the zoo….

Incumbent Mayor of Cloquet Seeks Second Term

The office of the mayor has a four year term and candidates have until June 5 to file their candidacy for the position.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Incumbent Cloquet Mayor Dave Hallback is seeking re–election. He was outside City Hall and made the announcement in front of his supporters. Since he first took office in 2015, Cloquet has seen some improvements like a new skate park and upgrading Veterans Memorial Park. Hallback says he want to keep helping the city grow. “My promise to…

New Exhibit at The Depot Just In Time For Bob Dylan Fest

The Depot will welcome the artist of the exhibit, Skye, Wednesday, May 23 for a reception

DULUTH, Minn. – The Eighth Annual Bob Dylan fest kicks off this weekend in Duluth, and you can head over to the depot to see a unique exhibit featuring the legendary musician. The lyrical exhibit showcases 44 of his classic songs in a text based display. You can hear some of Dylan’s greatest hits through the speakers and sing along…