Author: Joey Norton

Two Harbors Gears Up For Big Weekend

Grandma's Marathon Heading To Town

In Two Harbors, Hotels and restaurants are gearing up for their biggest weekend of their year. With the over 9,000 runners participating in the full marathon the city’s population will more than double during the race. The town hovers just under 4,000 residents. So doubling that number with just the racers and not even counting the tourist, you could imagine…

UMD’s Bushey Receives Honor

Radio Host Has Studio Named After Them

DULUTH, Minn. — After hosting KUMD’s long running radio show “Highway 61 Revisited” for half a century radio personality John Bushey receives a huge honor. The studio Bushey has sat in for more than 25 years was dedicated to him and will forever be named the John Bushey Studio. During Bushey’s weekly show he shares his understanding of everything there…

St. Louis River Master Plan Relieved

Plans To Add More Access Points To Water And Connect Neighborhoods

The city of Duluth unveiled new details about the western waterfront and trail master plan tonight. After nearly a year of studies along the St. Louis River and multiple public input sessions have finally brought some insight to what the master plan might intel. The Morgan Park recreation center was packed with local citizens eager to see this master plan…

Remembering Those Lost In The Largest Mass Shooting On U.S. Soil

49 Shot Dead At Pulse Night Club Are Remembered In Duluth

Duluth, Minn. Tonight local groups representing the LGBTQ community came together to remember all 49 of the victims shot and killed in Orlando. Dozens showed up to pay their respects at the Powless Cultural Center. Tonight “remembering pulse– one year later” was a commemorative event aiming to honor those 49 victims and all the others that were wounded or affected…

Intro To Kayaking

Duluth Folk School Teaches Amateurs How To Kayak

Island Lake, Minn. With the more than 10 thousand lakes in Minnesota and not even counting Wisconsin there’s always some type of aquatic activity you can get involved in. Apparently going to Walmart and buying a blow up kayak may not be in your best interest until you have the skills to hit the water. Today at Island Lake the…

4th Annual Operation K-9

Area Agencies Show Off Dogs Capabilities

Superior, Wis. More than a dozen Northland K-9 teams demonstrated their skills in front of a massive crowd today at AMSOIL Center in Superior. “Its really cool to be here to show off the dogs skills. What they can actually do and allow the public to have this close interaction with these dogs,” Sgt. Brandon Silgjord of St. Louis County…

Imagine Duluth 2035 Looking For Different Ways Of Commuting Around Town

Focus Group Looks Into Possible Lake Ave Overpass Change

DULUTH, Minn. – Congestion on Lake Avenue from those trying to access Canal Park from Superior Street has become a growing concern for the city of Duluth. A focus group met tonight to talk about 6 different proposed policies that would better forms of transportation in different parts of the city. The focus group, which is part of the Imagine…

Former Drug Addict Turns Life Around

Davey Speaks To Kids Across The U.S. As A Form Of Motivation On Recovery

Duluth, Minn. A former drug addict turned musician met with youth tonight in west Duluth to talk about the role drugs played in her life. Mindy Davey has traveled the country talking to young teens about her trials and tribulations while she was addicted to crack–cocaine and prescription pain pills. After numerous run-ins with the law and a number of…

Vacant Superior Council Seat Goes To Elm

City Council Members Vote Tylor Elm To Seat With A 7-2 Vote.

Superior, Wis. After more than a month of emotions, anger and frustrations the Superior City Council has turned a new chapter involving the open council seat Graham Garfield resigned from. Garfield who is facing those serious charges of domestic abuse. The council chambers were packed mostly with support for Tylor Elm who the council ultimately appointed tonight seven to two….

Volunteers Needed For Local Fire Departments

Be Somebody Campaign In Brule Looks For Recruits

Brule, Wis. – As part of the “Be Somebody” campaign, more than 30 volunteer fire departments throughout North West Wisconsin came together in Brule. No matter what day, or the time in the day it is. If you’re a volunteer first responder and duty calls, you drop everything and head out the door. “I’ve had to walk away from games…

Small Business Open House In Superior

Construction Is Taking A Toll

Superior, Wis. – Small businesses in downtown superior are doing anything possible to get patrons in the door. Construction on U.S. highway 2 has begun to take a toll on small businesses in the area. Today an open house was held by multiple businesses near the intersection of Belknap and Tower. With many of them holding raffle prizes as a…

Kolar Toyota ALS Walleye Tournament

Fighting To Find A Cure For ALS

Duluth, Minn – Fisherman have all but dropped their boats into the water ahead of tomorrow’s big fishing tournament benefiting the ALS Association. It’s the 22nd annual Kolar Toyota ALS Walleye Tournament. Bright and early tomorrow morning Island Lake will be packed with over 175 eager fishermen ready to snag their next big catch. Executive Director of the ALS Upper…

Traveling Sauna Visits Duluth

Celebrating Finland's 100th Year Of Independence From Russia

Duluth, Minn. – During all of 2017 Finland is celebrating the country’s centennial birthday after gaining independence from Russia in 1917. As part of Finland’s 100th birthday, the traveling sauna will continue to travel the United States visiting cities and towns with a high finish population today the sauna made a stop in Duluth. ”It’s really cool to be up…

Superior Band Teacher Passes Baton

40 Years In The Books

Superior, Wis. Tonight in students at Superior High School honored their orchestra teacher. Jean Leibfried is retiring after 26 years with the Superior School District. Jean’s former students took the opportunity to surprise her for her final concert and celebrate with her as she journeys into retirement. “It’s been the most fun job ever because I get to have the…

Lowell Elementary School Works With Nature

School Receives Award For Nature Play

Duluth, Minn. Lowell Elementary students joined by their parents enjoyed a picnic this afternoon at the schools nature play scape. Lowell elementary school received an award today for the many ways they encompass nature in their curriculum. The nature play achievement award was presented to the school today for the commitment to connecting students with learning and play opportunities in…

Duluth-Superior Film Festival Kicks Off

All Movies Can Be Seen For Free

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth–Superior Film Festival kicked off the first of five days of film, music and arts Wednesday. Wednesday night’s film was shown at Clyde Iron Works called Rumble, which is a documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. The festival concentrates on movies shot and produced right here in our region. Many of…

Duluth Citizens Express Concerns Over LED Lights

Public Meeting Held Tonight Could Bring Better Light To The Situation

Discussion over the use of LED lights in the city of Duluth has been going on for months now. Tonight another public meeting was held to address outdoor lighting. The City of Duluth has already converted a majority of the cities street lights to a blueish colored LED. Because so many have had concerns over the brightness, city staff was…

Charter Utility Truck Catches Fire

Driver Made It Out Ok

Duluth, Minn. A Charter Communications utility truck caught on fire with the driver still inside. The fire briefly bringing Miller Trunk Highway to a standstill this afternoon. The driver told Fox 21 he started seeing smoke as he was driving up the hill. He pulled over and before he knew it the truck was on fire. The DFD along with…

Local School Creates Cool Bird Puppet’s

Through A Grant From The State, North Shore Community School Worked With Art Teacher

Duluth, Minn. All sorts of unique birds have made their way back to the Northwood’s for summer. North Shore Community School worked with a professional puppeteer for several days to create bird puppets out of recycled materials and a teacher’s favorite, paper mache. Lots and lots of paper mache. In the process the 5th and 6th graders studied birds that…

Major Cuts At Northland College

Millions To Be Scaled Back Affecting Sports And All Employees

Ashland, Wis. In a letter sent out to Northland College students and staff by the board of trustees will hit the pocket books of many. The school is making some big budget cuts totaling around 3.5 million dollars. Many areas of the school will see some type of cuts, affecting some athletes and 100% of the schools employees. As of…

South Pier Inn Celebrates 15 Years

Staff Attributes Their Success To The Relationships Built Over The Years

Duluth, Minn. The South Pier Inn celebrated 15 years in business today. The hotel that’s located just feet away from the aerial lift bridge is known for its pristine views of the canal. The staff attributes their success to the relationships built over the years. “We’ve really gained so wonderful friendships and relationships with our guest. During that time we’ve…

Korean Veterans Memorial Vandalized, Just Months Apart From Vietnam Memorial Vandalism

Red Lines Can Be Seen Drawn On Military Badges

Duluth, Minn. Vandals have struck again. This time defacing the Korean Veterans Memorial marking red lines through the badges of 4 branches of military carved into the granite stone. It’s unknown at this time what was actually used to deface the memorial. This isn’t the first time this year a war memorial along Duluth’s Lake Walk has been struck by vandals….

$5 Book Sale At Gabriel’s Book Store

Shoppers Fill Their Bag With As Many Books As They Can

DULUTH, Minn. – A unique sale had books flying off shelves at Duluth’s Gabriel’s Book Store. For just 5 dollars shoppers could cram as many books as possible into a large paper bag. All the money raised goes to St. Michael’s Church. Gabriel’s specializes in old and used books. Plus there are plenty of kids’ books and records at affordable…

Barker’s Island Farmers Market Opens

Farmers Sell Their Fresh Goods

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Douglas County farmers have a new spot to sell their wares. Barker’s Island’s Farmers Market opened today. Shoppers can find all variety of locally grown produce and other products. One farmer we talked to says today’s weather didn’t help sales but a little rain won’t keep the farmers away. “No matter what the weather is like the…

SLRA Volunteers Team Up To Clean Portion In Superior

St. Louis River Cleanup

Duluth, Minn. – Volunteers from the St. Louis River alliance spent the day cleaning up the river. Decade’s worth of trash that had been dumped alongside the St. Louis River continues to be a problem for the St. Louis River alliance. “We find TV’s and other electronics down in there and those certainly are hazardous,” says Bill Majewski, Chair of…

UWS Multicultural Awards

Three Individuals Who Are Committed And Passionate

Superior, Wis. Community diversity is a big part of what makes UWS, UWS. The University of Wisconsin Superior Office of Multicultural Affairs awarded students and community members for the role they played in their commitment to increasing the opportunities to diverse communities. The community diversity award is presented to three individuals who are committed and passionate about making the world…

Jan Swanson Commits To Council Run

Jan Swanson Kicked Off Her Campaign Tonight

Duluth, Minn. An at large candidate has put her name on the ballot to possibly become part of the Duluth City Council. Jan Swanson kicked off her campaign tonight at the Incline Station. There she met with residents and shared what would be her platform. She plans to focus on three things.  Lowering taxes to drive more businesses to the…

WITC Commencement

105th Graduation Class In WITC History

Superior, Wis. As graduation season continues, WITC in Superior held their commencement tonight. Degrees handed out to the more than 600 graduates from all four campuses consist of nursing, business, public safety, family and consumer services as well as trade and technical degrees. The class of 2017 is the 105th graduating class of WITC. Categories: Education, News, News – Latest…

West Duluth Little League Takes Concussions Serious

Essentia Health Contributes With Big Donation

Duluth, Minn. Hundreds of baseball players in the West Duluth little league are now safer because of the contribution and team work from Essentia Health. A grant issued to the little league will allow technology into the dugout, a first of its kind in the state of Minnesota. Concussions are common in contact sports and now multiple MLB and NFL…

Night To Shine At Greysolon Ballroom

Teens Graduate Life House Program

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds came out to the Greysolon Ballroom to support local nonprofit Life House and graduates of their program. Dozens of area teens were celebrated tonight in front of a large audience. The teens have seen their fair share of hardships and have overcome their obstacles. Those graduating the program have either moved on to college, find themselves…

Lincoln Park After Dark

Finding Ways To Attract More People

Duluth, Minn. Duluth businesses gathered tonight at the Duluth Children’s Museum in Lincoln Park for another round of Lincoln Park After Dark. A program aimed to bring businesses in the area to come together to discuss ways to make the community better. “We believe in building the neighborhood to be a very vibrant really economically vibrant place where tourists want…

Harrison Park To Be Revamped

Work To Be Done Over This Summer

Duluth, Wis. The Harrison Park neighborhood will see some big changes to the community park this summer. The park is one of 13 parks that qualify for 90 thousand dollars’ worth of half and half funding. Some of the bigger changes will include making the facility ADA accessible a formal gathering space and a new revamp community garden. “We know…

Superior Councilors Approves Application Process For Vacant Council Seat

City Council Will Chose New Councilor During June 6th Meeting

Superior, Wis. – Superior city councilors convened Tuesday to move forward with the resignation of councilor Graham Garfield who is facing four charges of domestic abuse. Councilors officially accepted Garfield’s resignation Tuesday night. They also made a decision on what to do with the vacant council seat. In a vote across the board councilors chose to appoint someone to Garfield’s…

Fundraiser For New Good Neighbor Boxes

Boxes For Non Perishable Items

Superior’s Lake Point Church wants to bring the community together through puzzles and history. The church wants to raise money for its “good neighbor boxes”. These boxes are like library donation boxes but organizers want non–perishable food and other household items. Those items in turn will be given to people in need. “I’ve gone through hard times and other people…

Bent Paddle Hosts Festiversary

Block Party To Be Held Saturday

Bent Paddle celebrates another year of brewing beer tomorrow and they’re throwing a big party. Bent Paddle hosts “festiversary” tomorrow as a way to show their appreciation to the Twin Ports’ craft beer community and celebrate four years of business. The kid friendly event features activities for all ages plus food trucks and plenty of bent paddle beer “It’s been…

Duluth’s Got Talent

Finals Were Held At Lincoln Park MS

The finals of Duluth’s Got Talent was held tonight. 14 acts made the final cut and performed in front of an audience at Lincoln Park Middle School. There was anything from a ventriloquist, opera singers and local bands that you may have seen during Home Grown. Money raised from tonight’s event will go towards a scholarship fund. “Any student that…

Beloved Ashland Teacher Gets Huge Surprise

Hulmer Plans To Retire After 37 years

Ashland, Wis. For nearly four decades Christine Hulmer has taught band at Ashland High School. Hulmer has raised 4 outstanding boys; all who went through her class and according to her has an amazing husband that took care of the homestead while she worked long hours. “My husband gets mother’s day cards from my sons. He takes care of things…

Knowing Your Neighbor, Buffalo Valley Campground

Campground Has Many Amenities

It’s almost time to get the kids, load up the camper and head to your favorite camp ground. The family could be sitting around a campfire, eating s’mores and not having a care in the world. Sound nice? In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbor, we take you to Buffalo Valley Campground that sits just miles from Duluth. Buffalo Valley campground has…

Council Decides To Table ‘Local Authority’ Resolution

Resolution Would Allow City More Local Control

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth city council was undecided on a resolution Monday night that would perhaps give the local government more localized power to make decisions. But multiple city council members felt the resolution could potentially cost the city of Duluth millions of dollars in bonding money for future projects if the council moved forward with the resolution. The…

Eroding Sea Wall Forces Relocation Of Vista Fleet

Local Tourist Attraction Still To Operate As Normal

DULUTH, Minn. — Crumbling sea walls have forced emergency repairs behind the DECC, and that includes a major shift in operations for the Vista Fleet. Years of erosion is now heavily affecting the Vista Fleet. Its 100-ton boat is being forced to move to a temporary docking station for the season. The city says the section of sea wall that…