Author: Joey Norton

UWS Celebrates Unity

It was a night of unity on the UWS campus highlighting the diversity established within the student body. The event called light up the night was hosted by the social work student association to highlight the appreciation for the value of diversity while also making sure all students feel welcomed. “This event is really important to our campus because it…

100-Plus Pack Open House For Proposed Kwik Trip; Many Not Thrilled

Site Is Proposed at Boundary Avenue in Duluth

PROCTOR, Minn. — It was standing room only at the Proctor Black Woods Wednesday night where residents and business owners sounded off against a proposed Kwik Trip on Boundary Avenue and U.S. Hwy 2 in Duluth. The people who showed up came from not only Duluth but also Proctor. “Every place they build a mom and pop operation has gone…

Garfield Vows To Stay On Council Amid Criminal Charges

'I Am Entitled To A Fair Legal Process'

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior city councilor Graham Garfield broke his silence Tuesday in a written statement one hour before the city council meeting. This, as Garfield faces four domestic abuse charges involving a gun, and as Mayor Jim Paine continues to stand by his public statement calling for Garfield’s resignation. FOX 21 tried to get an on-camera statement as Garfield…

Honor Flight Takes Vets To Washington D.C.

Vets To Tour Monuments And Memorials For The Day

DULUTH, Minn. – Honor flight gave Northland veterans the chance to spend the day in out nation’s capital. This year was the 10th honor flight. Early this morning nearly 100 veterans boarded a plane to the nations capital free of charge in honor of their service in the armed forces. While in D.C. the veterans toured monuments and most of…

Storm Cleanup Continues In Biwabik

A Severe Thunderstorm Tore Through The Cemetery Last August

Biwabik, Minn. – People in Biwabik came together again today as residents continue to clean up after a thunderstorm last summer destroyed the town’s cemetery. Even trees that were over 100 years old didn’t stand a chance when a thunderstorm rolled through Biwabik, MN last August packing winds of over 100 mph. Residents say it’s going to take 1 –2 more…

Gnomes Appear Along Side Biwabik Cemetery

Unknown To The Community, The Gnomes Keep Showing Up

BIWABIK, Minn. – In Biwabik, some good that’s coming from the bad. Over the past few weeks gnomes have apparently made themselves a home along side the cemetery in Biwabik. The story goes… Because Biwabik is a Bavarian town, gnomes who are known to be from Germany decided the town needed help. So when everyone is fast asleep, the gnomes…

Save Your Ash Tree

You Can Adopt A Tree

Duluth, Minn. The Emerald Ash Borer once believed contained in St. Louis county has been spotted in multiple new areas. The Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle that that eats away at the interior of ash trees ultimately killing them. However, if trees are treated properly the ash borer can’t invade and moves on. The USDA wants citizens to adopt…

Law Law Palooza

Local Law Professionals Celebrate

Duluth, Minn. Local law professional’s celebrated the fruits of their labor tonight at Clyde Iron Works. The annual Law Law Palooza fundraiser also benefits the volunteer attorney program, a nonprofit organization which provides legal services to people who can’t afford them. “An individual would call us, and then we have friendly client intake staff that would talk with them about…

UWS Teaches Culture

Citizens were encouraged to join in on the fun

The University of Wisconsin Superior hosted a lecture on African history and culture. The program put on by both superior and Duluth police encouraged the community to join in for a celebration of African culture. The goal was to bridge the diversity gap in the Twinports. “A since of diversity, especially in a community of superior Wisconsin where diversity is…

Josh Craven Has Muscular Dystrophy And Needs Help For New Wheelchair

Wants All Terrain Action Track To Spend More Time With Kids

Duluth, Minn. We have an exciting update on a story we brought you back in early March about a father’s wish to spend more time with his family. 25 year old Cloquet father, Josh Craven has muscular dystrophy and he’s hoping to spend more time with his two young kids as they grow up. But with his current chair he’s…

Miller Hill Mall Raises Money For Susan G. Komen Foundation

Bowling Tournament To Raise Funds

Tonight the staff at Miller Hill Mall was doing more than just shopping. They we’re having fun at skyline lanes during their first ever “bowling for a cause” fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation. Simon Properties, who owns 180 properties across the U.S. is challenging each of his locations to raise money for breast cancer research. “We’ve made…

Original Sample Of Penicillin On Display At UMD

U of M Medical School Hosted Event

Duluth, Minn. — Those interested in seeing an original sample of penicillin had the chance to at Karpeles Manuscript Museum at UMD Thursday. Penicillin, which is known as a bacteria defeating fungus, is one of only five samples known to exist. The U of M Medical School, Duluth campus hosted an event that also included historical medical manuscripts and artifacts…

Knutson Custom Construction Has New Home

Team Built The Facility Themselves To Show Their Style

Knutson  Custom Construction will now operate out of a state of the art facility they constructed themselves. To show off their new building the construction company held an open house for the public to come check out their distinct style. The building was designed and built by the Knutson team which reflects the craftsmanship and style that the company has…

Residents; Mother Nature Needs To Make Up Her Mind

Late April Storm Has Some Wanted Warmer Weather Back

Superior, Wis. As we all know with weather this time of the year can be tricky. Needless to say the tease that we had this past Saturday with those beautiful temps all across the area. People want Mother Nature to pick one season and stick with it. “Ready for spring, it’s time to get the cabin open and go fishing…

Council Approves Spirit Mountain Budget Amid Financial Woes

Two Years With Tough Weather Has Resort On Edge

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve Spirit Mountain’s new budget for the upcoming season. This, as the attraction on the hill is coming off a nearly 10 percent revenue drop and 6.5 percent increase in expenses, according to councilor Joel Sipress.  And when those numbers are balanced out, Spirit Mountain saw a profit of…

UMD’s Department of Art and Design Opens for the Public Today

Students displayed creative work

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD’s Department of Art and Design had their doors open for the public today. Students displayed creative work and demoed various art processes such as stone lithography printmaking, screen printing, ceramics wheel throwing, welding, stop motion animation, and digital art techniques including interactive activities. “It’s really nice to see such a concentrated amount of their work put…

Grant Allows LSC Fire To Purchase New Training Tools

Students Get Real Life Fire Experience

DULUTH, Minn. – Today Lake Superior Colleges Fire Tech Program conducted official test burns in a whole new way. Instructors a Lake Superior College Fire Tech Program now have an easier more cost effective way to train our up and coming fire fighters. Using a grant they were able to purchase recycled shipping containers. Instructors then remodel the inside to…

11th Annual Bike Swap

Proceeds To Benefit Animal Allies Humane Society and the United Way.

Duluth, Minn. If you were in the market for a bike you were probably at the 11th annual Bike Swap today. Each year Continental Ski & Bike allows bike owners to take over their property with thousands of bikes. Whether it was a new or used bike, there was a bike there that fit your budget. “The prices are phenomenal….

The 71st annual AAD Shrine Circus

There's great things that you're not going to see anywhere else.

Duluth, Minn. The 71st annual AAD Shrine Circus has once again made its way to Duluth for the weekend. The AAD shrine is headquartered in Duluth, MN but also covers Bemidji, International Falls, and most of central Minnesota. The circus is a fundraiser for the local AAD shrine and funds raised from the circus go back to the AAD shrine…

The Slovenian Impact On Minnesota’s Cultural Landscape

It's a three part exhibit

Duluth, Minn. The Duluth Depot and the St. Louis County Historical Society celebrated the opening of a new exhibit. The exhibit is called “The Slovenian impact on Minnesota’s cultural landscape” It’s a three part exhibit, Part one features a series of panel displays fixated on the Slovenian immigration in Minnesota. Part two is art work that offers recollections of early…

Volunteers Needed For Spring Cleaning Along Lake Walk

From Brighten Beach To Superior Point, Trash Needs To Be Picked Up

Duluth, Minn. The snow is gone and the temps are warming up. It’s time to clean up the mess left behind so we can enjoy the beaches and the lake walk Volunteers are needed this Saturday. Which also happens to be earth day, to pick up trash from Brighten Beach to Superior Point. Organizers are looking for 150 people to…

Port Has Now Been Blessed For The Year

Ceremony Held Today Blesses The Port

Duluth, Minn. As of today the port has been blessed. Each year the Twin Ports ministry to seafarers hosts the ceremony of blessing for all in the maritime industry in the Twin Ports. “It’s a way for all businesses and people and ships and lakers that are part of the port to realize that we’re in this together. That’s there’s…

Grant Money Mean Big Things For One Local Organization

Center For Changing Lives Will Now Be Under One Roof

Duluth, Minn. Senator Al Franken was in Duluth today talking about the importance of federal funding for local communities. For an organization like the Center for Changing Lives that serves hundreds of homeless youth across Duluth. What does this grant mean for them? It means the programs they provide can now have a whole new meaning. Currently the school district…

UMD’s Cultural Entrepreneurship

students showcased their ideas tonight

The future is looking bright! As UMD’s cultural entrepreneurship students showcased their ideas tonight at the bi–annual cultural fair. It is enlightening to see the bright young minds come up with real ideas that could adapt in the real world. One idea that stood out was that of Sebastian Nemec. Nemec is transgender and steps away from opening an online…

Dozens Attend Vigil To Support Cloquet Police Chief

Chief Steve Stracek Is On Paid Admin. Leave After ‘Vote of No Confidence’ By Officer

CLOQUET, Minn. – A different kind of vigil was held outside Cloquet City Hall Tuesday  that didn’t involve a death. It was instead a community effort to close what some consider a growing divide between the City Council, residents, and the Police Department. This all stems around Police Chief Steve Stracek, who was put on paid administrative leave about a…

Deer Tags On The Rise In Wisconsin

More Antler-less Deer Tags To Be Issued

Superior, Wis. For 3 consecutive years winters have been relatively warm. Because of the warmer weather the deer population has continued to grow according to Wisconsin department of natural resources. The herd needs to be thinned so the DNR plans to issue 50% more antler-less deer. “We think we’re at a point where we can issue a few of those…

Technology In Nature

Hartley Nature Center Issues A Challenge

DULUTH, Minn. – In an effort to get more community involvement in the outdoors, the Hartley Nature Center is issuing a challenge to four local communities. Not everybody can walk up to a tree and know exactly what they’re looking at “This right here is a White Pine.” Wouldn’t it be nice to know what you were looking at? Did…

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny

The Depot Hosts Dozens Of Families

DULUTH, Minn. – Kids started celebrating Easter by having breakfast with a certain bunny. Dozens of families turned out for the 5th annual breakfast with the Easter bunny at the Depot. Not only was plenty of food on the menu, but also face paintings an Easter egg hunt egg dying and much more. Officials say breakfast with the bunny is…

Harbor City Roller Girls Open Season

Wessman Arena Tomorrow Night

Superior, Wis. Tomorrow is set to be another hard hitting Saturday night at Wessman Arena. This time though the game won’t be hockey. Instead the Harbor City Roller Dame Nautikills. Open their 10th anniversary season against the Minnesota Roller Girls’ Dagger Dolls. The Nautikills are one of the top 300 teams in the world and say they’re ready for some…

Magic For A Good Cause

Second Harvest Food Bank Receives 100% Of Proceeds

Duluth, Minn. It was an evening of magic and laughs tonight at Clyde Iron Works all for a good cause. Kids of all ages came to enjoy one of the Midwest’s most in demand entertainers. Magician Jonathan May. Tonight 100% of the proceeds went to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank back pack program. The money raised tonight will go a long…

Early Start To Easter At The Edgewater

Kids Search For Easter Eggs

Duluth, Minn. Easter fun got an early start tonight at Duluth’s Edgewater Resort. Families spending the night had a chance to hunt for Easter eggs hidden in the resort’s arcade. “We want families to feel like when they come here they’re not just coming here for a water park or something generic. So that they have something very specific to…

Officials: Dry Conditions, Human Error Cause Fire

Homeowner Was Burning Pine Needles

Duluth, Minn. The winter snow pack is gone, wildfires have begun and on top of that human error mixed in has created devastation for one Duluth home owner. It all happened at this home on the 500 block of 18th avenue east. Using a handheld torch to burn dry pine needles quickly turned into an all-out inferno. Human flames that…

Parks and Rec Thank Employees For Hard Work

Lincoln Park Getting A Makeover

Duluth, Minn.-Duluth Parks and Recreation celebrated another year with their annual commission meeting. The night was to recap accomplishments, look towards the future and recognize key partners that have played a significant role in moving forward several park plans. One of those plans is the reconstruction of Lincoln Park “There are issues that we’ve had with the park. It was…

Mercury In Our Water

The Bigger The Fish The More Mercury It Could Contain

Superior, Wis. Air pollution leads to mercury and that ends ups contaminating the natural resources right here including our lakes and rivers, even the fish that live in those water sources. According to one UMD professor, Minnesota has some of the highest levels of mercury in the region. Should this cause any concern for anglers gearing up for the fishing…

Twin Ports Women Are Celebrated

Those Who Give Back To The Community Are Honored

Duluth, Minn. The Women Today Magazine was celebrating all women in the Twin Ports this afternoon. It was the first ever event called “Women as a driving force” at the Northland Country Club this afternoon. Tonight was a celebration of all the hard work the women do in our area to keep the community striving. “The women in the twin…

Denfeld To Change Things Up

School To Become A Community School

Duluth, Minn. Denfeld High School is looking to make some big changes for next school year. The school will no longer be considered just a public school but a fully functioning community school. A community school integrates focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement. Which will then leads to improved student learning, stronger…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Mainstream Has The Fashion For All Men

No Matter The Season They Have You Covered

DULUTH, Minn. – For guys that take a little pride when they get dressed in the morning we have the place for you. This week’s edition of Knowing Your Neighbor we take to into downtown Duluth to Mainstream Fashion for Men. No matter the occasion or the season, you can find whatever you need here at mainstream fashion for men. They…

Take Action Minnesota Is Taking Action

A Rally Was Held In Support Of Paid Sick Time For All

DULUTH, Minn. – People rallied in Duluth today to support earned sick and safe time. The rally was part of Take Action Minnesota. There was also a listening session where perspectives were given on the issue. The task force is in the 2nd faze of the resolution that would allow low income families gain much needed sick leave from work….

Bulldog Fan Makes Tough Decision To Go See Game

Surgery Wouldn't Stop One Young Fan From Seeing The Bulldogs Play For The National Title

Plenty of fans made the trip to Chicago for this can’t miss game. One fan had to rely on his gut feeling. You could say the Anderson’s love the Bulldogs. “He tells young ladies. Even before we started courting, before he asked me to be his steady girlfriend. He said I need to let you know if you don’t like…

UMD Plays Hard But Fails To Come Out With A Win

Game Ends With Denver On Top 3-2

Adrienne Robins and Dilan Michael’s were down in Chicago giving updates on the Bulldogs progress heading into the National Championship Game. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson made the trip in support of the Bulldogs. She was impressed by the number of Bulldog fans that made the trip. She gave her prediction of the outcome with the Bulldogs on top 3-2 in…

Fennessey Loses Mayoral Race 58% to 42%

Fennessey Still Looking Forward To Working With Paine

Current City Councilman Brent Fennessey reacts after a tough hard fought loss to Jim Paine to become the next Mayor of Superior. He says being on the City Council will still allow him to work closely with the city and hes excited to work with Jim as the new Mayor. Categories: Business, Community, Education, News, News – Latest News

City Of Superior Has New Mayor

Jim Paine Wins 58% Of The Vote

Officially with 58% of the vote, Jim Paine is now the Mayor of Superior. Paine defeated City Councilman Brent Fennessey by over 700 votes. Paine announced his candidacy back in October of 2016 when then Mayor Bruce Hagen decided it was time to step down. Jim Paine is allowed to start moving into the Mayor’s office tomorrow. Current Mayor Bruce…

Duluth Gives Proclamation For Awareness

April Is National Abuse Awareness Month

Mayor Emily Larson teamed up with County Attorney Mark Rubin who issued their own proclamation. St. Louis County Court House was littered with supports of the cause as they declared April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Experts spoke up for the need to understand that it is a difficult subject to talk about, but silence is never the answer. “You…

Child Abuse Awareness Raised In April

Superior Sets Proclamation For Today

Superior, Wis. April is National Child Abuse Awareness month but Superior took it a step further. It all happened this afternoon to kick off the month long campaign. Mayor Bruce Hagen proclaimed today as “Celebrate Children Day” in Superior. According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700 thousand children are abused or neglected in the U.S. each year and about…

Tourist Season Has Arrived In Canal Park

Families from near and far come to Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn. – The first nice weekend of Spring brought the unofficial start of tourist season to Duluth. Canal Park was packed with locals and out of towners like the azure family from Minneapolis who hoped to squeeze in as many sights as possible before heading back south to the Cities. “There’s just so much to see. The kids have…