Author: Katharine Huntley

First Ever Constitution Day Parade Held at DECS North Star Academy

Hundreds of students lined the halls and participated by making floats, flags, and many types of projects displaying what they studied in class about the U.S. Constitution.

DULUTH, Minn. – 232 years ago the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia and on Tuesday kindergarten through fifth graders at Duluth Edison Charter School North Star Academy participated in the first constitution parade at their school. Hundreds of students lined the halls and participated by making floats, flags, and many types of projects displaying what they studied in class about…

New Smoke Shop Opens in Superior

The new store is called Super Smoke Shop and it has one of the largest selections of goods in the Twin Ports.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A new Smoke Shop opened up on Tower Avenue in Superior at the beginning of September. The new store is called Super Smoke Shop and it has one of the largest selections of goods in the Twin Ports. The owners have expanded to Superior as they own three stores in Duluth already, but the Superior Super Smoke…

First Annual ‘Biz Bash’ Encourages Networking and Fun

More than 20 businesses participated in the new event.

DULUTH, Minn. – A first-of-its-kind “Biz Bash,” encouraging business owners to network and build a stronger business community, was held on Tuesday at the Clyde Iron Malting Building. More than 20 businesses from around Duluth turned out for activities such as speed networking, card games, and seminars — all provided to help connect the businesses under one roof. “Biz Bash…

New Superior Fire Chief Taking Over in October

Current Battalion Chief Scott Gordon is taking the reigns from current Chief Steve Panger who is retiring.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Battalion Chief Scott Gordon is a couple weeks away from taking over as fire chief of the Superior Fire Department. He is taking the reigns from current Chief Steve Panger who is retiring. This changing of the guard comes with many new things helping at the department. They have a new rig, new turnout gear, and new…

New Trail Work Begins at Ely’s Peak

It is all part of a volunteering project with employees at National Bank of Commerce.

DULUTH, Minn. – New trail work has begun at Ely’s Peak near Gary New Duluth. It is all part of a volunteering project with employees at National Bank of Commerce. The bike trail is in an area that already has miles of trails. The bank employees cleared the way by taking out small trees, roots, and rocks so mountain bikes…

Grant Secured for New Breathing Apparatus at Superior Fire Department

The station is getting 38 new sets breathing apparatuses including the tanks, masks, and equipment.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – As current Superior Fire Department Chief Steve Panger is set to retire at the end of September, he was able to secure a FEMA grant for new breathing equipment. The station is getting 38 new sets breathing apparatuses including the tanks, masks, and equipment. The new gear allows firefighters to go into more confined spaces as well,…

Dachshund Race to Victory at Oktoberfestival

A dog named Keetza was the winning weiner on Sunday and it was not her first win, in fact her owners help her hone her skills.

DULUTH, Minn. – Dachshund owners from around the Northland and beyond brought their short and long pups out for a run to hopefully capture the championship collar. A dog named Keetza was the winning weiner on Sunday and it was not her first win, in fact her owners help her hone her skills. “He will run around the house with…

Going to the Chapel at the Gitchee Gumee Wedding Show

Nearly 70 local vendors came out to help make bride's dreams come true.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 70 local vendors were featured at the Gitchee Gumee Wedding Show at the DECC. Everything from dresses to food to cakes were there giving brides a chance to get inspiration in what can be a difficult decision amongst the thousands of choices online. “In general it is hard but at things like this it doesn’t make…

Prayer Vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Global Indigenous Council says there were thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States in just 2016.

DULUTH, Minn. – Missing and murdered Indigenous women were honored on Sunday at a prayer vigil underneath a newly installed billboard bringing awareness to those women. The Global Indigenous Council says there were thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States in just 2016. The billboard is at the corner of Garfield Avenue and Superior Street. The…

Firemen’s Picnic Allows Kids to Meet their Heroes

The picnic brings kids from all over the the town to try out their firefighting skills.

TOWN OF SUPERIOR, Wis. – Each year the town of Superior hangs out with their local firefighters for a day of fun and games at a picnic. The picnic brings kids from all over the the town to try out their firefighting skills. They get time to put out pretend house fires and even meet the heroes who protect their…

24th NorthShore Inline Marathon Glides to Canal Park

This year the inline marathon was a special comeback story from one 77-year-old athlete who has been inline skating for nearly 20 years.

DULUTH, Minn. – Speeding down past the Minnesota Slip Bridge were 1,500 athletes inline skating and inline skiing into the finish line at the end of a marathon from Two Harbors. Hundreds of men and women, children and seniors, were all on wheels for the 24th annual marathon. This year the inline marathon was a special comeback story from one…

Oktoberfestival Starts at Bayfront Festival Park

The Oktoberfestival tent is filled with traditional long German beer hall tables, a band, a dance floor, and of course German beer in steins.

DULUTH, Minn. – Don your lederhosen because the first annual Duluth Oktoberfestival is at Bayfront Festival Park this weekend. The Oktoberfestival tent is filled with traditional long German beer hall tables, a band, a dance floor, and of course German beer in steins. Organizers say they are trying to make it as authentic as they can. “We are not Americanizing…

St. Luke’s Nurses Vote ‘Overwhelmingly’ To Allow Strike

The nurses are concerned about staffing levels and they want both paid time off and sick time separated for new hires.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s nurses voted late on Thursday night to allow a strike after weeks of stalled negotiations. The nurses are concerned about staffing levels and they want both paid time off and sick time separated for new hires. Nurses said they are increasingly frustrated they do not have a contract deal with St. Luke’s now that nurses…

Aunty’s Child Care Opening Doors in Lakeside

The child care facility has been a dream of owner April Westman's for nearly a decade and now her dream is coming to reality with natural homemade cleaning supplies and nutritious meals for he children.

DULUTH, Minn. – Aunty’s Child Care is finally opening its doors after years of planning in Lakeside neighborhood in Duluth. They moved into what used to be the East Duluth Church of Christ. The child care facility has been a dream of owner April Westman’s for nearly a decade and now her dream is coming to reality with natural homemade…

Gloria Dei Sympathizing with Adas Israel Congregation

Pastor David Carlson knows too well the devastating feelings that come with destruction.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the wake of the Adas Israel Congregation’s fire members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is being reminded of when their place of worship was destroyed by fire three and a half years ago. The building finally opened up for worship again for worship this springtime. The church was forced to rely on the goodness of the…

Seven New Duluth Police Officers Sworn-In

The Duluth Police Department has been short on officers for quite a while and this second ceremony helps get them back to strength.

DULUTH, Minn. – Seven new police officers were sworn into the Duluth Police Department on Friday. The Duluth Police Department has been short on officers for quite a while and this second ceremony helps get them back to strength. The selection process is rigorous and the department does interviews with family, friends, and even teachers of the officers to make…

Pop Up Shaving Cream Art Night

The artwork uses food coloring on the shaving cream which is then transferred to a card.

DULUTH, Minn. – A free community event allowed kids to get creative with shaving cream art to help welcome the homeless at Harrison Community Center in Lincoln Park. The artwork uses food coloring on the shaving cream which is then transferred to a card. The cards will be written on at a later date are part of care packages for…

Shredding Day for Documents at Proctor Federal Credit Union

Cars lined up to a large truck in the back of the credit union where dozens of people brought in boxes and even car loads full of their sensitive documents to be destroyed.

DULUTH, Minn. – Each year many Northlanders are inundated with dozens of documents containing their personal information and on Thursday the Proctor Federal Credit Union hosted a shredding truck for people to safely dispose of their documents. Cars lined up to a large truck in the back of the credit union where dozens of people brought in boxes and even…

Carlton County Pharmacies Second in State for Amount of Naloxone Dispensed

It all started in 2017 when the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy came out with a new naloxone prescribing protocol allowing people to get naloxone over the counter.

CLOQUET, Minn. – As the battle against the opioid crisis continues pharmacies in Carlton County are doing what they can to help stop overdoes deaths by giving out naloxone, the generic form of Narcan, over the counter. It all started in 2017 when the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy came out with a new naloxone prescribing protocol allowing people to get…

New Superior High School Opens Doors

Construction was completed after a $92 million referendum.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The brand new Superior High School opened its doors to the public for the very first time with a ribbon cutting. This comes after two years of construction on the school. Construction was completed after a $92 million referendum was passed three and a half years ago by Superior voters supporting a new Cooper Elementary and Superior…

Campus Cafe Links Senior Citizens with College Students

It allows senior citizens to dine and socialize in the Chartwell dining area alongside college students.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Chartwell’s dining area is opening its doors once again to senior citizens in the community as part of Senior Connections organization’s Campus Cafe program. It allows senior citizens to dine and socialize in the Chartwell dining area alongside college students. Senior Connections, an organization aimed at assisting seniors in the community, says it gives…

Riding Bulls at the 28th Great Northern Classic Rodeo

For 28 years the rodeo has been an end of summer tradition bringing cowboys and cowgirls from all over the Northland and beyond.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Great Northern Classic Rodeo wrapped up in Superior Labor Day Weekend. For 28 years the rodeo has been an end of summer tradition bringing cowboys and cowgirls from all over the Northland and beyond. “It’s just you and the bull out there you don’t have to worry about anyone else, it’s just taking care of what…

Great Northern Classic Rodeo Wraps Up

Plenty of horses, bulls, and calves were on display as riders from all over the country showed off their many skills.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Great Northern Classic Rodeo finished up Sunday in Superior after a three day run at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds. Plenty of horses, bulls, and calves were on display as riders from all over the country showed off their many skills such as roping and teaching people what it is like to be a part…

Pride Parade Dances Down Tower Avenue

Thousands of people were out enjoying the annual event.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Thousands of people took over Tower Avenue today to experience the Duluth-Superior Pride Parade. Humans and dogs alike were out enjoying the floats and people walking by. “It’s not always easy to be open and feel safe and this is a really good opportunity to show people that you support them no matter who they are,” said…

Gluten-Free Food Truck Caters to Those With Celiac Disease

The truck sells fair food such as funnel cakes, cheese curds, and even corn dogs to people who might not get to eat that food regularly.

DULUTH, Minn. – A special kind of food truck selling only gluten free options called Auntie M’s was parked outside of Duluth Cider on Saturday. The truck sells fair food such as funnel cakes, cheese curds, and even corn dogs to people who might not get to eat that food regularly. “When I was first gluten-free there were not a…

Pride Festival Celebrates Inclusivity

Saturday's festival at Bayfront Park was filled with smiles, plenty of music, and dancing.

DULUTH, Minn. – Thousands of people are in Duluth and Superior Labor Day Weekend celebrating Pride. Saturday’s festival at Bayfront Park was filled with smiles, plenty of music, and dancing. “Pride is about honoring everyone who made pride possible, pride is about being thankful for everything we accomplished, and pride is also about being hopeful for the future,” said Brent…

Ribfest Returns to Duluth

The festival gave patrons a chance to try many different flavors like fajita or habenaro mango.

DULUTH, Minn. – Thousands of pounds of ribs were smoked down by the water at Ribfest at Bayfront Festival Park. The festival gave patrons a chance to try many different flavors like fajita or habenaro mango. It is a festival that organizers are excited to bring back. “There used to be a Ribfest in Duluth many years ago we brought…

Campgrounds Looking to Busy Weekend

At Indian Point Campground and Spirit Bay Marina their 110 sites are completely booked

DULUTH, Minn. – Campers from all over are taking advantage of the long weekend. At Indian Point Campground and Spirit Bay Marina their 110 sites are completely booked. Duluth and the campground are a destination spot for people from all over the country. “We like to stop by here on our way south we’ve been gone all summer and Duluth…

Duluth-Superior Pride Festival Kicks Off

Mayors Emily Larson and Jim Paine started pride weekend off with the Mayor's Reception down at the Depot in Duluth saying all are welcome.

DULUTH, Minn. – Labor Day Weekend in the Twin Ports celebrate the GLBTQAI2S individuals in the community with all types of activities for adults and families at Duluth-Superior Pride. Mayor Emily Larson started pride weekend off with the Mayor’s Reception down at the Depot in Duluth saying all are welcome. “Every single day we have community members who don’t feel…

Laura MacArthur Elementary School Beginning of School Open House

The school will be welcoming more than 350 kindergarten through fifth grade students.

DULUTH, Minn. – Labor Day is the weekend which means school is almost in full swing. Thursday, Laura MacArthur Elementary School in West Duluth welcomed students for an open house. The school will be welcoming more than 350 kindergarten through fifth grade students. They got a chance to see their new rooms, get comfortable at their desks, and meet their…

Teaching the Lessons of the Medicine Wheel at UWS

UWS is using this week to teach students about some of the Native American aspects the campus features such as the medicine wheel.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – New college students are getting to know University of Wisconsin-Superior and they are learning about their campus. UWS is using this week to teach students about some of the Native American aspects the campus features such as the medicine wheel. The wheel was dedicated last year and has many meanings for community and the circle of life….

Finale of Wednesday Night at the Races

Kids got to run around the Wade Stadium turf for ribbons and high fives.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a packed house at Wade Satadium for the final night of “Wednesday Night at the Races:. Kids got to run around the Wade Stadium turf for ribbons and high fives. Grandma’s Marathon hosts six of the races each summer for kids fourteen and under to have a chance to race. It is all to promote…

Students Getting Comfortable at the Lincoln Park Middle School Open House

LPMS is expecting more than 700 students to come through the doors on the first day.

DULUTH, Minn. – The weather is sliding into fall temperatures which means school is right around the corner, and Wednesday Lincoln Park Middle School held its annual open house to help students get to know their surroundings and teachers. LPMS is expecting more than 700 students to come through the doors on the first day. Wednesday gave students and their…

CSS Volleyball Plays Preseason Scrimmage Versus UMD

It is an opportunity that happens each preseason and gives CSS a chance to test their skills against one of the best D-II programs in the nation.

DULUTH, Minn. – The D-III College of St. Scholastica volleyball team took on D-II UMD in a preseason warm-up at Romano Gym. It is an opportunity that happens each preseason and gives CSS a chance to test their skills against one of the best D-II programs in the nation. Powerhouse UMD volleyball is ranked sixth in the D-II national preseason…

Yellowjackets Men’s Soccer Dominate in Preseason Scimmage

UWS beats St. Olaf ahead of the regular season.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Superior took on  St. Olaf in a preseason scrimmage at NBC Spartan Sports Complex. UWS won 3-0. Junior Eric Watson from Thunder Bay, Ontario scored an emphatic penalty kick. The regular season starts for UWS on August 30 against Austin College in Texas. Categories: College, Sports

Tackling Alzheimer’s with RivALZ

After months of training, women took to the football field all to support the Alzeheimer's Association at Lincoln Park Middle School.

DULUTH, Minn. – After months of training, women took to the football field all to support the Alzeheimer’s Association at Lincoln Park Middle School. The event is called RivALZ and the ladies practice twice a week all summer long to raise money and tackle the disease on and off the field. The two teams, blondes versus brunettes finally got to…

New Signage at Carlton County Historical Society

CLOQUET, Minn. – Friday the Carlton County Historical Society unveiled a new handmade sign outside of their building in Cloquet. The historical society only recently moved into their new location. Friday the new sign was placed out front celebrating the natural beauty of the county. A few members were on hand to meet the creator of the sign. “In Carlton…

Welcoming in New Bulldogs

The transition to college can be difficult so the school is doing what they can to help and speakers gave their words of wisdom to the young freshmen who might be nervous.

DULUTH, Minn. – The class of 2023 is getting settled at University of Minnesota-Duluth and Friday at Malosky Stadium more than 2000 freshmen gathered together for the first time. The transition to college can be difficult so the school is doing what they can to help. Speakers gave their words of wisdom to the young freshmen who might be nervous….

Ringing In the 18th Dragon Boat Festival

This year's event welcomes 60 boats and over 1,200 paddlers.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The 2019 Dragon Boat Festival kicked off at Barker’s Island in Superior with opening ceremonies, music, and fireworks. This year’s event welcomes 60 boats and over 1,200 paddlers. The first night of the festival includes teams practicing and honing their skills because some teams have never paddled together. “We are  trying to help out the homeless this…

Tributefest Begins at Bayfront Festival Park

The three-day festival raises money for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – Veterans and their families are getting in free to Tributefest this weekend at Bayfront Festival Park. The three-day festival raises money for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans in Duluth. Thursday’s lineup featured country with the rest of the weekend featuring rock and roll tribute bands. “If people know me they know I’m happy to give and…

1,800 Backpacks and Supplies Given to Those in Need

Notebooks, folders, and pencils fill the backpacks given to students who need a little extra community generosity.

DULUTH, Minn. – 1,800 backpacks and supplies were handed out by CHUM in Duluth at three different locations on Thursday for students who might not be able to otherwise afford supplies. Notebooks, folders, and pencils usually top school supply lists for kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Sometimes family situations make it difficult for all families to afford the necessary items…

UMD Move-In Starts Thursday

UMD and surrounding residents are preparing for the thousands of extra people on campus.

DULUTH, Minn. – Moving into freshman year and living away from home for the first time can be stressful for parents and students, but UMD is prepared to deal with the growing pains and help make the transition smooth. “One of the most important things for parents to know is we are here for them we’re here for their students…

University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus White Coat Ceremony

The ceremony also honored the tradition the medical school has in helping the Native American community gain access to improved healthcare.

DULUTH, Minn. – 65 first year medical students got their white coats in front of friends and family as medical school kicked off for the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus. The ceremony also honored the tradition the medical school has in helping the Native American community gain access to improved healthcare. “It’s always been special for me to…

Flying High Over the Northland in a WWII Navy Plane

The SNJ-6 Navy Trainer plane is at the Richard I. Bong airport for the Commemorative Air Force's inaugural event at their new location in Superior.

DULUTH, Minn. – Looking down from high above the Northland this weekend is an antique from WWII. The plane is a SNJ-6 and it is at the Richard I. Bong airport giving people a rare opportunity to take in the treetops and Lake Superior from a completely different vantage point. The history of the plane is as incredible as the…

Duck Pluck on the Slip

Patrons bought ducks from the rotary to be dumped in hopes their duck would be picked for the $3000 prize.

DULUTH, Minn. – Five thousand rubber ducks were dumped by crane into the water at the Pier B slip tonight by the Rotary Club of Duluth supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland. Patrons bought ducks from the rotary to be dumped in hopes their duck would be picked for the $3000 prize. The money raised all goes…

129th Carlton County Fair

The fair features all the fixings with plenty of fair food along with many 4-H animals including cows, goats, rabbits, and so many more.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Carlton County Fair kicked off on Thursday in Barnume with all kinds of animals from all over the county. The fair features all the fixings with plenty of fair food along with many 4-H animals including cows, goats, rabbits, and so many more. Organizers say they are excited to welcome people to what they call and…

Duluth Parks and Recreation Wants to Preserve Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad

The trail and rail option would add over seven miles of hiking and preserve the railroad tracks.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Parks and Recreation department will be recommending to city council that the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad should be preserved in their entirey in something called a trail and rail option. The trail and rail plan would lengthen the Western Waterfront Hiking Trail by about seven and a half miles and in some places would…

Grill Wars Returns to Bayfront Festival Park

The yearly event brings burger lovers from around the Northland to support the Boys and Girls Clubs.

DULUTH, Minn. – A dozen restaurants and meat markets faced off at Bayfron Festival Park for Grill Wars on Wednesday. The yearly event brings burger lovers from around the Northland to support the Boys and Girls Clubs. Patrons lined up to taste the burgers that all have different spins on them and then vote on which burger they liked best….

New Duluth Flag Selected by Committee

195 flags were submitted over the one month long open submission time period.

DULUTH, Minn. – A new flag for the city of Duluth was chosen as part of Imagine Duluth 2035. 195 flags were submitted over the one month long open submission time period. The flag committee then chose nine flags out of the submissions and allowed the community to vote, and out of that one flag was chosen. The new flag…

Ray the Baby Duck Swimming Around Duluth

Ray is ten feet tall which pales in comparison to his mother who is six stories tall but both ducks bring joy.

DULUTH, Minn. – Ray the Baby Duck swam into Essentia on Thursday ahead of his mother, the World’s Largest Rubber Duck, who will be here this weekend. Ray is ten feet tall which pales in comparison to his mother who is six stories tall but both ducks have a similar purpose. “I think it’s difficult to look at the duck…