Author: Katharine Huntley

Father’s Day Car Show Raises Funds for Spartan Hot Rod

Dozens of carefully detailed, and even some rust covered, cars rolled into the show.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Dads and car lovers were on hand at Belknap Plaza in Superior on Sunday for an All-Ford Powered Father’s Day Car Show. Dozens of carefully detailed, and even some rust covered, cars rolled into the show. All the money raised benefits the Hot Rod Youth Mentoring Program which teaches Superior High School students how to work on…

La Tequila Mexican Restaurant Opening Doors in Superior

La Tequila will be owned by part of the family who's involved with El Tequila in Hayward and Spooner.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – La Tequila, a Mexican restaurant, is opening its doors in the South End of Superior. It’s located in the building where the former City’s 58th Street Diner was located on Tower Avenue and 58th Street. La Tequila will be owned by part of the family who’s involved with El Tequila in Hayward and Spooner. The family is…

Duluth DFL Endorses Candidates at Annual Convention

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson was endorsed by the DFL for her re-election bid among others.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth DFL endorsed candidates for some of this year’s local races at their annual convention on Saturday. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson was endorsed by the DFL for her re-election bid. At-large Duluth City Council candidate Mike Mayou and District 5 City Council candidate Janet Kennedy were also endorsed on Saturday. Councilor Zack Filipovich says even though…

Rummage Sale Wraps Up with Blue Skies

Thousands of people walked up and down the four miles of Park Point.

DULUTH, Minn. – Bargain hunters were outside enjoying the last day of the 39th Annual Park Point Rummage Sale on Saturday. Skies were clear, and one resident says the second day, and final, day of the sale was much busier, but that doesn’t stop his friend group from enjoying the party atmosphere. “We provide our own refreshments we really make…

Superior Elks Lodge Celebrates Flag Day

The program described the history and evolution of the stars and stripes.

DULUTH, Minn. – Veterans and civilians attended a Flag Day ceremony at the Elks Lodge in Superior on June 14th. The program described the history and evolution of the stars and stripes. One Vietnam Veteran says ceremonies like these help honor what the flag means to our nation. “What they did here at the Elks is a good example when…

UWS Theatre Camp to Perform “The Aristocats”

The students are learning new skills such as quick changes and dance, all to prepare for a production of  'The Aristocats.'

SUPERIOR, Wis. – 13 middle an high school students are learning the basics of theater at the UWS stage as they are attending a two week intensive camp. The students are learning new skills such as quick changes and dance, all to prepare for a production of  ‘The Aristocats.’ One leader, who was busy changing costumes, says it’s all about…

39th Park Point Rummage Sale Kicks Off

The 39th Annual Rummage Sale started off on Park Point with a few showers but it soon turned into a picture perfect day for bargain hunters.

DULUTH, Minn. – The 39th Annual Rummage Sale started off on Park Point with a few showers but it soon turned into a picture perfect day for bargain hunters. “Because you live down here and like I said it’s a sense of community talking with our neighbors. It’s a neighborhood get together and that’s what I really like about this is…

Police Dogs Show Off Talents at “Operation K-9”

Ten K-9's from around the Northland got a break from serious police work to show off their serious talents to a crowd at the UWS football stadium for Operation K-9.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Police K-9s were unleashed for the sixth annual “Operation K-9” fundraising. Ten K-9’s from around the Northland got a break from serious police work to show off their serious talents to a crowd at the UWS football stadium for Operation K-9. “These dogs are capable of doing things that us human officers can’t do. We send them…

Adopt a Storm Drain in Superior

Storm drain adopters volunteer to keep drains around their homes and businesses clean and free of debris to stop flooding and limit pollution.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior water resources department gathered at the government center on Friday to educate citizens on how they can pitch in and keep their waterways clean. Storm drain adopters volunteer to keep drains around their homes and businesses clean and free of debris to stop flooding and limit pollution. Douglas County adopts storm drains around the government…

Bike MS 150 Cyclists Prepare for Ride

The ride raises money to find a cure for multiple sclerosis. 

PROCTOR, Minn. – Over 3,500 bikers from across Minnesota and Wisconsin are getting ready to embark on a 150 mile journey for a great cause. The cyclists are camping out at Proctor High School and will take off from there on Saturday morning. They will be riding to Hinckley and White Bear Lake. The ride raises money to find a…

Minnesota State Legislative Session Wrap-up

The DFL says while they're excited about some of their accomplishments, there's still more work to be done.

DULUTH, Minn. – The 2019 Minnesota legislative session has wrapped up and the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party chair says that while they’re excited about some of their accomplishments, there’s still more work that needs to be done. Chairman Ken Martin said a compromise allowed the legislature to preserve the healthcare system, increase local government aid, and education funding which he says…

Pop Up Play at Leif Erikson Park

The Parks and Recreation Department supplies all the equipment including soccer, ladder golf, bags, and many other activities.

DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth kicked off its summer long Pop Up Play Thursdays at parks around the city. The Parks and Recreation Department supplies all the equipment including soccer, ladder golf, bags, and many other activities. “Being mobile means we can bring recreation to people and so if people have limited access to getting around to Leif…

Veterans Honored at Bong Center for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

One special veteran who grew up in Germany during the war attended with his grandson.

DULUTH, Minn. – The ones who stormed the beaches of Normandy by air and by sea, which turned the tide of World War II, were honored at the Bong Center in Superior by veterans and everyday people. “That was the end basically of the Nazis and we wanted to be able to honor them and show a little bit of…

Retiring Teacher Surprised at Lester Park Elementary

Anne Krafthefer was surprised with a quilt that was handmade by her students.

DULUTH, Minn. – Anne Krafthefer has taught for 37 years, and Wednesday her students gave back to their beloved fifth grade teacher who’s retiring. Krafthefer was surprised with a quilt that was handmade by her students. The surprise came at the end of the fifth grade celebration. Each year, Krafthefer helps her students make quilts for themselves to take home,…

New Mine View Open on the Iron Range

Known as the Grand Canyon of the north, the Hull Rust Mahoning mine view is now open to the public.

HIBBING, Minn. – The Hull Rust Mahoning mine is known as the Grand Canyon of the North and each year thousands of visitors travel to Hibbing to see one of the world’s largest open pit mines. The Hibbing and Iron Range area has a rich history of supplying the world with the makings of steel and the new mine view…

Community Gathers at Brighton Beach to View Proposed Improvements

The new trail alignment would promote safety of those using the pathway.

DULUTH, Minn. – The community gathered at Brighton Beach on Monday to learn about potential improvements to the park and give their own input on those plans. Duluth Parks and Recreation was on hand with maps to discuss the proposed Lakewalk extension. The new trail alignment would promote safety of those using the pathway. The department has already secured funding…

Northern Star: Gabby Seyfer of the Duluth Figure Skating Club

She will be skating at a new national competition in Florida this June.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gabby Seyer, a rising sophomore at East High School, has made figure skating her life for the past ten years. Now, she’s one of only 18 girls in her level competing at the inaugural National Excel Festival in Coral Springs, Florida. “I’m excited about meeting new competitors from all over the country. So I’m kind of excited…

Scott Sandelin Reportedly Speaking to NHL Team

This past weekend a report came out about a potential team interested in Sandelin.

DULUTH, Minn. – Ever since winning the national championship a month and a half ago, UMD Men’s Hockey Coach Scott Sandelin has said repeatedly that he is staying in Duluth, but that he would listen to any offers from the NHL. This past weekend a report came out about a potential team interested in Sandelin. According to Pierre Lebrun of…

Minnesota High School Softball Tournament Schedule Announced

Three teams from the Northland will be traveling to Mankato for the tournament.

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota high school softball tournament schedule was announced on Saturday. In Class AAA #4 Cloquet will be taking on #5 Benilde St. Margaret on Thursday, June 6th, at 11 A.M.. Class AA will feature Esko who will play #1 Norwood-Young America on Thursday at 9 A.M.. Finally, Class A will feature the South Ridge Panthers taking…

Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony

Every year, the Northland Vietnam Veterans Association observes Memorial Day on May 30th.

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday night the Vietnam veterans memorial in Duluth became a place to honor the 136 Northlanders killed in the war. Every year, the Northland Vietnam Veterans Association observes Memorial Day on May 30th. Organizers say the positive response at ceremonies like this one means a lot for Vietnam veterans who came back from war to face unfair…

College of St. Scholastica Welcomes New President

Dr. Barbara McDonald is coming to CSS after working 22 years in the Minnesota State College and Universities System.

DULUTH, Minn. – The College of St. Scholastica introduced Dr. Barbara McDonald, the school’s thirteenth president, to the public on Thursday. Dr. McDonald is coming to CSS after working 22 years in the Minnesota State College and Universities System. This includes spending the last four years as president of North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She grew up…

Prep Softball: Lumberjacks Advance in Winners Bracket, Hawks and Thunderhawks Advance in Losers

Section 7AAA softball quarterfinal action wrapped up today at Braun Park in Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet Lumberjacks managed a five run fifth inning to handily beat the defending state champs North Branch 11-2. Also at Braun Park, the Hermantown Hawks lost in walk off fashion to the Chisago Lakes Wildcats 3-2. Hermantown would end up beating Denfeld later in the day to advance to the semifinals in Chisago Lakes, as did…

Prep Soccer: Superior Girls Win and Make History

The soccer team won their first time hosting a playoff game.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior girls soccer hosted their first ever playoff game against Chippewa Falls on Saturday. The Spartans ended up earning their programs first ever playoff win by beating the Cardinals 4-1. They play number one seed Kimberly on Tuesday. Categories: High School, Sports

Duluth Celebrates Bob Dylan’s 78th Birthday

People from around the world gathered at one of his Duluth homes.

DULUTH, Minn. – May 24 is Duluth native Bob Dylan’s birthday. To celebrate his 78th birthday this year Duluth Dylan Fest hosted a nine day schedule of events. On Thursday, fans from around the world gathered at the central hillside house he once lived to listen to Dylan’s music played by Greg Tiburzi and to eat cake. “It’s been really…

Lumberjacks, Hawks, Rails, and Eskomos Advance in Section Playoff Action

Cloquet's Braun Park was home to the Section 7AA and Section 7AAA.

CLOQUET, Minn. – In Section 7AAA, Cloquet got a walk-off win against Hibbing 3-2 and Hermantown defeated Grand Rapids 6-2. The Lumberjacks will face North Branch in the quarterfinals while the Hawks will face Chisago Lakes. Both games will be Saturday morning in Cloquet. In Section 7AA, Proctor came back late to beat Eveleth-Gilbert 3-1 and Esko defeated Mora 7-2….

Duluth’s Cassie McClure Commits to UWS Women’s Hockey

The Northern Stars standout scored 20 goals in her final year at Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth standout Cassie McClure has signed her national letter of intent to play for the UWS women’s hockey team next season. The forward wrapped up her senior campaign with the Northern Stars scoring 20 goals to go along with three assists. Seven of those goals came on the power play for Duluth. The Yellowjackets also got a…

148th Fighter Wing Hosts Combat Training

Air National Guard F-16's and Navy EA-18G Growlers were in action at the 148th Fighter Wing Minnesota National Guard. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Today the 148th Fighter Wing joined forces with the Navy among other branches to train in maneuvers called Northern Lightning. Air National Guard F-16’s and Navy EA-18G Growlers were in action at the 148th Fighter Wing Minnesota National Guard. Northern Lightning is an annual exercise which involves many different capabilities of several different factions around the military…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Potluck Vintage and Modern Kitchenware

David Wigdahl always dreamt of opening an antique store and he wanted the store to be accessible to people with all kinds of tastes.

DULUTH, Minn. – Many people have a pot or kitchen instrument that has been passed down for generations, and one business owner is mixing the old and new in his kitchen and antiques store. This week’s Knowing Your Neighbor features Ely business, Potluck Vintage and Modern Kitchenware. Most business owners are ready for a cushy retirement, but this store owner…

Duluth Fire Department Launches a New Watercraft

The personal watercraft similar looking to a jet ski allows fire rescue crews to access emergency situations faster than a traditional boat.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fire Department has launched a new tool for water rescues. The personal watercraft similar looking to a jet ski allows fire rescue crews to access emergency situations faster than a traditional boat. “The personal water craft is capable of high speed and enables us as responders to work more safely and the new suits offers…

Duluth City Councilors Vote 7-0 to Downsize Lester Park Golf Course

The vote means the "Lake Nine" holes will be closed after the 2019 season making the total number of holes at 18 at Lester Park.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth city councilors voted 7-0 in favor of a plan to downsize the financially struggling Lester Park golf course on Monday. Councilors Em Westerlund and Jay Fosle were absent. The vote means the “Lake Nine” holes will be closed after the 2019 season — making the total number of holes at 18 at Lester Park. The vote…

One Killed in House Explosion

Authorities believe the explosion was not because of a criminal act.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Superior police confirmed on Monday that one person was killed in Sunday morning’s house explosion and subsequent fire in Superior. Police have not identified the victim yet as the investigation continues, but authorities believe the explosion was not a criminal act. The small home is located on 22nd Street near Corning Avenue along the railyard in Billings…

Twin Ports Mayors Perform Theatrical Read

The event raises funds for Duluth sister cities international which sends students from Duluth around the globe and brings international students back to Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – Mayors Emily Larson and Jim Paine of Duluth and Superior came together for a table reading of the play “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney. The event raises funds for Duluth sister cities international which sends students from Duluth around the globe and brings international students back to Duluth. “We can build some cultural understanding, increase our knowledge…

Hawk Ridge Trail Damaged by Vehicle

200 yards of the trail was damaged and will be costly to fix.

DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth is warning people to follow posted trail signs. This comes after somebody drove their truck on a trail at Hawk Ridge creating a mess of damage that will be costly to fix. “There’s about 200 yards that were impacted with his tires that were sunken into the trail and so we are working…

May Snow Falls on the Northland

Inches of spring snow dumped on the Northland on Wednesday evening.

Duluth, Minn. – April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but that has not been the case as inches of heavy snow fell in the Northland on Wednesday. Take a look at the snow falling outside of Fitger’s on East Superior Street.     Categories: News, News – Latest News

Visit Duluth’s Annual Meeting Honors Tourism Workers

The meeting allows for Visit Duluth and their partners to share what they are doing to make Duluth a destination city.

DULUTH, Minn. – National travel and tourism week is underway and to celebrate visit Duluth held its annual meeting at the Greysolon Ballroom. The meeting allows for Visit Duluth and their partners to share what they are doing to make Duluth a destination city. “Tourism is a huge industry here in Duluth we have not only 6.7 million visitors a…

Volunteers Pitch in To Clean Up Enger Park

With 129 parks and about 11,000 acres, Duluth needs some volunteer help getting the parks ready for the summer tourism season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Parks and Recreation crews are pushing ahead to prepare the city parks for the summer season. With 129 parks and about 11,000 acres, Duluth needs some volunteer help getting the parks ready for the summer tourism season. Volunteers met up with parks and recreation employees to help clean up  at Enger Park. School groups and volunteers…

Gitch Gear Devoted to Lakewalk Reconstruction

100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of special t-shirts will go to the city and its efforts to restore the lakewalk.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gitch Gear, a Lake Superior devoted retailer has launched a fundraiser called Lakewalk With Me. 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of special t-shirts will go to the city and its efforts to restore the lakewalk. “The Gitch Gear team we just have a passion for the lake, we love being down there. When I…

Knowing Your Neighbors: The Antique Company

The Antique Company in Grand Rapids is a family-run haven housing a mix of new and old goods.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – There are few things quite like finding an antique that brings memories of a beloved family member flooding back, and one Northland antique store is all about family ties. The Antique company in Grand Rapids is a family-run haven housing a mix of new and old goods, all celebrating the stories and lessons that could be…

Miniature Horses Delight at St. Scholastica

Two horses, Maggie and Gracie, spent the afternoon reading with kids and allowing students to pet them.

DULUTH, Minn. – Mini therapy horses were at the college of St. Scholastica on Friday for students who might be stressed out with the semester coming to an end. Two horses, Maggie and Gracie, spent the afternoon reading with kids and allowing students to pet them. It was all to take the students’ minds off of finals. “It’s fun, the…

Model Train Exhibit is on Track at the Duluth Depot

The HO scale model trains will be running on tracks lined with buildings and trees.

DULUTH, Minn. – A traveling model train exhibit is coming to the Duluth Depot this weekend. The HO scale model trains will be running on tracks lined with buildings and trees. For the 12 volunteers who set up the models, it is about more than just having fun. “We do it because we like it, but it helps us remember…

UWS Students Help Host Kids Carnival at the Boys and Girls Club

The day was for children who are on the waiting list for the highly popular Mentor Duluth program.

DULUTH, Minn. – Criminal justice students at UWS held a carnival day for children who are on the waiting list for the highly popular Mentor Duluth program. The program matches children in the area with positive role models. The carnival featured kids who were all smiles enjoying the activities. It also taught the UWS students how much of an impact…