Author: Joey Norton

Oredockers Near End Of First Week’s Practice

Ashland Gearing Up To Face Rival North Western

The Oredockers are coming off a season to forget after a 2-7 record. The program has seemed to turn the page from last year and is looking forward to this year. With a  new head coach that wants to bring more intensity into the program and a junior quarter back that hasn’t started a varsity game. Both of which are…

Walking For Epilepsy

Park Point Hosted Hundreds For A Walk In Supports

Duluth, Minn. The epilepsy foundation of Minnesota hosted their annual Rise Above Seizures Walk this afternoon. The nasty weather didn’t stop hundreds from showing up in support of the cause. The walk is to raise awareness for the 225,000 Minnesotan’s with epilepsy. We talked to two of those who suffer from the seizers who say they appreciate the support for…

City On The Hill Music Fest

Setting Up For A Big Weekend

Duluth, Minn. Set up for the City on the Hill Music Festival is underway at Bayfront Park. Organizers say ticket sells are at an all–time high. They’re expecting over 5,000 thousand people both Friday and Saturday night. The concert consists of Christian bands that bring their up lifting songs for all to enjoy. “It’s a chance for families to get…

Spirit Valley Days Kick Off

Car Show In Remembrance Of Long Time Car Guy

Duluth, Minn. The weather was nice and Twin Ports residents sure seemed to have enjoyed it. Grand Avenue was jammed packed today. The first of a 5 day stretch celebrating west Duluth. “It’s very nice to have a gathering like this for multiple days because you get to see people that have moved away. They come back here to enjoy…

Bike Share Companies Gets Ok To Move In To Superior

Zagsters Bike Share Based Out Of Boston Will Provide Services

Superior, Wis. Superior City Council voted yes to allow a Boston based bike share company to move into town. Bike share company Zagster has the authority to move forward. The move will bring four bike stations containing 5 bikes at each location. Locations tentatively include Billings Park, Barkers Island, UWS campus and Allouez areas. The goal for the city is…

Helping Parents With Autistic Children

Giving Tips After A Stressful Day

Duluth, Minn. The Duluth Regional Care Center is helping parents learn how to help children with autism. Thanks to a 950,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services the group can now put more resources towards helping parents understand more ways to help their child while also learning tips to help themselves after a stressful day. “I think it’s…

Painting The Night Away In Superior

Art On The Planet Hosts Lesson's

Superior, Wis. Art on the Planet in Superior hosts weekly gatherings where you can literally make your own art. Monday, art students were working on their version of the northern lights cascaded over a water fall. The class is an easy fun way to try something new. “Everyone’s is always different that the cool thing about here and they’re not…

Rogue Robot Has Your Gaming Needs

This Weeks Knowing Your Neighbor

Duluth, Minn. Rogue Robot located on 3 S 4th Ave W, has gamers coming back for more. Open from 12p.m.-8p.m. daily you can find all your gaming needs in one spot. Rogue Robot also host game nights for friends to come and play. Check them out on facebook by searching Rogue Robot,     Categories: Business, Community, Entertainment, Knowing Your…

Large Swap Meet In Grand Rapids Draws Thousands

Rusty Gold Ever Where You Turned

Grand Rapids, Minn. – This weekend, Grand Rapids was home to one of the largest swap meets in the Midwest. This weekend more than 8,000 people will wind their way through about 900 vendor booths selling just about anything you can imagine. “We fill every hotel from within 50 miles of this and if you want to eat downtown at…

Hundreds Of Classic Cars Invade Grand Rapids

Gearheads Dream: 3 Day Event With Hundreds Of Cars

Grand Rapids, Minn. – Motor heads rolled into Grand Rapids for the 33rd annual Weekend of Wheels Car Show. Every year since 1984 the last weekend in July means lots of classic rides make their way to Grand Rapids. This year’s show features more than 200 classic cars. One organizer we talked to says showing off these old cars keeps…

Free Range Film Festival

35 Different Movies During Two Nights

Wrenshall, Minn Film buffs packed a big red barn in Wrenshall tonight for the 15th annual Free Range Film Festival. This year’s festival features 35 different films with something to satisfy anyone’s tastes. Organizers say being able to watch films in a big red barn brings a different feel to the festival. “Watching something in a barn where you have…

Sour Fest Back At Thirsty Pagan

Beers Brewed Longer For Different Taste

Superior, Wis. Sour fest is what it’s called. Thirsty pagan in Superior is having a beer fest of their own going on right now ahead of the big brew fest. Choose your choice of numerous beers that have a distinct taste because of the different brewing process the beers go through. “So it takes a bit longer for sour beers…

Affordable Housing Problems In Duluth

Panel Discusses Solutions To Solve Problem

Duluth, Minn. Duluth is working towards solutions to address our own affordable housing crisis. Tonight a panel full of organizations like loafs and fishes and the Salvation Army were on hand for a discussion on housing issues as they pertain to local, state and federal levels. The event was to shed light on issues and potential solutions to work together…

Paid Sick And Safe Task Force Steps Closer To Closing Deal

Referendum To Be Presented To City Council

Duluth, Minn. The Duluth City Council is working to adopt a sensible paid sick time policy. Tonight it seems as if some progress has been made. Duluth’s earn sick and safe time task force plans to present a final draft of the referendum to the Duluth City Council to approve or not approve. If approved employees that currently don’t receive…

Morgan Park Historic Tour

Local Amerature Historian Takes Folks On Walk Around Morgan Park

Morgan Park, Minn. A group walked Morgan Park tonight to learn more about the unique past of the town. Local amateur historian Bob Berg walks to former and current sites and gave the rich history of each building. Here’s a fun fact, Known as the “company town”, Morgan Park was built alongside the site of U.S. Steel. Until 1940 the…

Ordinance To Allow More Road Usage By Class One ATV’s

Carlton County Looking To Adopt New Ordinance

Carlton, Minn Carlton County officials aim to take ATV’s from off the road to on them through a new ordinance. The ordinance would allow more access along county and state roads and highways. Something other Northland counties have already done. Carlton County, unlike St. Louis and Pine Counties prohibits class one ATV’s from using the side of county state roads…

Deadly Intersection In Cloquet To Be Reconstructed

Some Cloquet Citizens Say No On Proposed Roundabout

Cloquet, Minn. The intersection of I–35 and Hwy 33 in Cloquet continues to be a problem. This as the Minnesota Department of Transportation thought they came up with an easy solution. They’re proposing to replace that dangerous intersection with a roundabout. Multiple fatalities and a handful of serious car accidents in just the last ten years is the reason MnDot…

St. Louis River Alliance Celebrates

Millions Of State and Federal Bonds For River Clean Up

Duluth, Minn. The St. Louis River alliance celebrated Thursday after last months state bonding bill that passed and included millions of dollars for the estuary restoration project. The 25.4 million in funding also activates another 47.2 million in federal funds made available through the great lakes restoration initiative. With the money, the goal will be to accelerate the cleanup efforts…

Community Forum Raises Opioid Awareness In St. Louis County

Some Call It An Epidemic

Hibbing, Minn. The Hibbing community is doing their part to combat the opioid and meth problem in St. Louis County. Hundreds came out to hear from multiple agencies that deal with the problem head on. A panel consisting of representatives from St. Louis county public health, local law enforcement, attorney’s and even addiction survivors were on hand tonight. The panel…

Scottish Rite Clinic Shows Off New Place

Inviting Patients Back After Years Being Away

Duluth, Minn. The Scottish Rite Clinic in Duluth has seen their fair share of building changes over the last 27 years. The clinic has found a new home and wanted to show it off to former patients. The Scottish Rite staff has seen parents and kids alike grow up through construction and multiple building changes over the last 27 years….

BCA Collects DNA For Data Base

Hopes To Match DNA With Unidentified Remains

Across the U.S. there are thousands of unidentified humane remains that have yet to be identified. That’s why the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has teamed up with Duluth PD to encourage anyone who knows of a missing family member to give samples of DNA to investigators. The DNA would then go into a missing person data base for comparison. “Back…

Two Harbors Staple: Dixie Rebuilds In New Way

Bar And Grill Burned To The Ground Last June

Two Harbors, Minn. In the last year, owners of Dixie Bar and Grill in Two Harbors have been put through a world wind of emotions. “Everything happened so fast. I can’t even recall all the memories outside of being so devastated,” Owner Scott Larson says. After a business that stood for over 50 years, that could rely on its name…

Stand Up Paddle Offered Free Rides

Part Of Lake Superior Days Events

Barkers Island, Superior. If you were at Barkers Island today you may have noticed that there was free paddle boarding for all. Paddle boarding is a fast growing trend along the lake and allows for a different experience on the lake. “It gives people a goal paddling around the island. So a circumnavigation of Barkers takes most people, beginners included…

Duluth Native And Lost Marine Laid To Rest After Nearly 75 Years

James Hubert Fought In World War II, His Remains Finally Found

Duluth, Minn A Duluth native killed more than 70 years ago in World War II finally returned home. November 21st 1943, United States Marine Company H, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marines Division lead an amphibious assault in what is considered one of the most important battles in World War II, the battle of Tarawa. “It had a very big…

Superior 4-H Kids Sell Their Animals In Auction

Beef, Pork and Lamb sold to the highest bidder

Superior, Wis. The beef auction one of the most popular events at the head of the lakes fair was held tonight 4h kids ranging from the 3rd to 12th grades we’re able to show off their farm raised animals tonight in front of a huge crowd. Tonight marks the end of months of hard work inside the barn. The kids…

Hermantown Summerfest Begins

Meatballs And Puppies Were The Main Course Today

http://hermantownsummerfest.org/schedule.html The Hermantown Summerfest kicked off today. The event is really a celebration of the community as a whole. Today included tons of food, open houses and even a pet parade. That’s just a little taste of what’s in store for the rest of the week. Many local businesses give generously to provide free activities for all ages throughout the…

‘Freedom Fest’ Tourney Honors Friend Killed In Car Accident

2017 LT Freedom Fest Memorial Tournament

Duluth, Minn. A high-speed crash six years ago took the life of one person, while seriously injuring three others. The life taken was that of Tim Stephenson, a caring person whose favorite thing to do was playing ultimate Frisbee. Every year since his death, Tim’s teammates and friends remember him by hosting a ultimate Frisbee tournament in his honor. Tim…

Essentia Promotes Healthy Life Style

Eating Healthy And Getting Outside

Duluth, Minn. Healthy food free bike helmets and lots of fun activities were on hand today at the Heritage Center. It was Essentia Health’s way of promoting a healthy life style and keeping kids active during the summer. “We’re committed to a healthy community and giving back to the community and this is one way that we’re able to do…

Pier B Celebrates 1 Year

Resort Pushes For Different Type Of Lifestyle For Guest

DULUTH, Minn. – Rain didn’t stop a big one year birthday bash for Pier B Resort in Duluth. They weren’t able to use their outdoor patio as previously planned, but the party still went on. This time last year Pier B Resort opened their doors, after taking over an old slip and renovating it into a hotel and restaurant. Management…

Glensheen Murders Relived Through Authors Of Best Selling Book

Will To Murder Writen By Three People Close To The Case

Duluth, Minn. Tonight the lead prosecutor in the Glensheen murders spoke out to dozens of curious minds on this 40th anniversary of the killings. It was a Ted–talk style format at the Figter’s building discussing the book “will to murder” the true story behind the crimes and trials surrounding the Glensheen killings. Now retired judge John Desanto was that lead…

Island Lake Gearing Up For Big Holiday Weekend

This Weeks Great Outdoors

ISLAND LAKE, Minn. – In this week’s Great Outdoors we head to Island Lake where they’re gearing up for a busy 4th of July weekend. Summer is officially here so a few things come to mind like cabins, lakes, your grill, family and friends and of course your favorite beverages. Island Lake sits just 20 miles north of Duluth. With…

Praying For The Men And Women In Blue

Ashland's Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic Church Hosts Blue Mass

Ashland, Wis. So far this year in the United States 47 police officers have been killed in the line of duty. That’s up 34 percent from this time last year. It’s a scary rise in statistics that some Northlanders are hoping to pray away. Tonight was the 9th annual emergency services blue mass to bless current departments and especially the…

It’s ‘Yappy Hour’ At The Boat Club

Enjoy Food Or Drinks With Your Four Legged Friend

Happy hour with your best friend might be a great way to end your Tuesday. Now there’s an option to do that, even if your best friend has four legs. “Yappy Hour” at the Boat Club in the Fitger’s courtyard is a partnership with A Place For Fido, which is a pet boutique. They even have a special doggie menu with…

Moving Parts Within The School District

Some Parents Aren't Happy; Duluth School Board Believes It's The Right Move

Duluth, Minn. Tonight’s school board meeting in Duluth highlighted multiple topics drawing a big crowd. One of those topics included the move of a successful principal from one school to another sparking concern for West Duluth parents and staff. It’s a move that happens sometimes often in school districts around the country. Districts making moves with highly respected personnel. For…

17th Annual Lincoln Park Walleye Open

Supporting West Duluth And Area Businessess

Duluth, Minn. Grandma’s marathon wasn’t the only outdoor activity you could partake this weekend. It was also the 17th annual Lincoln Park walleye open put on by the Lincoln Park Business Group. Hundreds of anglers including Fox 21’s Joey Norton set out on the St. Louis River early Saturday morning hoping to bring in the big one. “We are offering…