Author: KQDS Staff

Cloquet Police Seeking Help Identifying Woman

Cloquet PD wants to speak to the woman regarding the theft of a purse at L&M today.

Contact Cloquet Police if you have seen this woman. 218-879-1247CLOQUET, Minn – The Cloquet Police Department is looking to identify the woman shown in the photo and talk to her regarding the theft of a purse at L&M today. The woman left in a red Ford Focus with an unknown license plate. If you know the identity of this woman,…

School Closings and Delays for Tuesday 2-20-18

Closings and delays for Tuesday, 2-20-18 CLOSINGS: Ashland, WI School District and all evening school activities Duluth Public Schools Key Zone Program Lake Superior College Lake Superior School District Maple Northwestern School in Maple, WI Proctor School District South Shore Schools Superior, WI School District and all evening school activities Superior Cathedral School and pre-school University of Wisconsin-Superior: All UWS…

Lucky Charms Introduces Unicorn Marshmallow

The white unicorn confection will be first new marshmallow in nearly 10 years.

To some, dreams can come true. According to General Mills, the white unicorn with blue and purple accents is the first based on input from children.Golden Valley, Minn. – A unicorn is now the most recent addition to Lucky Charms’ marshmallow lineup.  General Mills has been producing Lucky Charms for over 50 years.  The oat and marshmallow cereal has seen…

1998 Tornado Causes Missing Bell Mystery

Historians are one step closer to uncovering the origin of a 132-year-old bell in St. Peter, MN.

Photo by Jackson Forderer (Courtesy: Mankato Free Press)ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) – History experts in southern Minnesota are investigating the possibility that a large bell anonymously left at a historic site in the state a few years ago is the same one that once hung in St. Peter’s history center. The Mankato Free Press reports that the 132-year-old brass object…

Governor Dayton Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Opioid Abuse

Opioid overdose deaths increased 66% between 2010 and 2016 - noticeable spike in St. Louis County.

Opioid overdose deaths have risen dramatically in recent years – increasing 66 percent between 2010 and 2016. Prescription opioids continue to be the most common cause of opioid overdose deaths. In 2016, there were 194 prescription opioid overdose deaths. Heroin-involved overdose death and synthetic opioids deaths also have seen a significant increase. There were 150 heroin involved deaths in 2016,…

Water Leak Repair Planned for Port Area February 9

Work to be done along Garfield Avenue.

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth Public Works and Utilities crew will be fixing a water leak on Garfield Ave on Friday, February 9th, 2018. The City anticipates turning off water service to properties along Garfield Ave, south of Railroad St., down to Port Terminal Drive.  The work will take place between 9A.M. and 5P.M. The public can track…

Austin Hilden Sentenced in Vehicular Homicide Case

Criminal vehicular homicide results in 41 month sentence

DULUTH, Minn. – Today 19 year old Austin Darrell Hilden is sentenced to 41 months in prison.  According to St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin, Hilden pled guilty in State District Court to one count of Criminal Vehicular Homicide and one count of Criminal Vehicular Operation causing Great Bodily Harm. The charges stemmed from a one-car accident on May 29,…

Governor Dayton Proclaims “Minnesota Winter Olympians Day”

Minnesota sends third-most Winter Olympians of any state behind California and Colorado

Several men and women from the Northland make up most of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Curling teams. (photo: newsfile)ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton officially proclaimed February 8, 2018 to be “Minnesota Winter Olympians Day.”  Minnesotans have a long tradition of representing the United States at the Winter Olympics.  20 Minnesota athletes are competing in the 2018 winter…

Super Bowl Seat Heist

Seats at US Bank Stadium were a popular Super Bowl souvenir

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The seating capacity at US Bank Stadium is a little lower after Super Bowl LII.  Operators of the Minneapolis venue that hosted the big game have noticed several seats missing, including one taken by a Philadelphia Eagles fan who was seen carrying the stolen seat through the airport. A traveler snapped a photo of a man with…

Level Three Predatory Offender Meeting in Hibbing

Robert Alan Keogh changed addresss within the city of Hibbing

Level 3 offender, Robert Alan Keogh, changed addresses within the city of Hibbing, MN. HIBBING, Minn. – The Hibbing Police Department will be conducting a Community Notification Level Three Predatory Offender Meeting on February 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Little Theater located on the lower level of the Hibbing Memorial Building, which is at 400 E 23rd St,…

Watch: “Behind the Curtain”

A Look Inside the NorShor

Duluth, Minn. – The long awaited renovation of the historic NorShor Theatre in Duluth is now complete.  The first performances there in many years are happening now.  We look back at the unique history of this downtown landmark and reveal how several organizations returned this artistic treasure to its former glory. Reporter Brett Scott and photojournalist Adam Jagunich take you…

Bent Paddle Brewing Company Releasing DüsselDirk Altbier

DSSO Music Director gets a beer named for him

DSSO Music Director Dirk Meyer smiles proudly with a pint of DüsselDirk, Bent Paddle’s latest creation named for the “Maestro.”Duluth, Minn. – Bent Paddle Brewing’s latest collaboration may have you singing their praises.  The brewing company has teamed up with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra to create a Düsseldorf Altbier, which they named DüsselDirk, after the DSSO music director, Dirk…

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes K-9 Deputy

"I feel like he chose me" - Paul Spry, Cook County Sheriff's Deputy

Deputy Paul Spry and K-9 Deputy Eddy (Photo: Cook County Sheriff’s Office)Grand Marais, Minn. – The newest member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Law Enforcement Center this week. Meet Eddy, a one-year-old German  Shepherd from Slovakia. Eddy was secured through Performance Kennels, Inc. in Buffalo, MN, who specializes in top-quality law enforcement working dogs.  K-9 training…

Construction Time-Lapse of US Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII

Get an insiders look at the construction process of US Bank Stadium

(Photo Courtesy: EarthCam)Minneapolis, Minn. – On Sunday, February 4, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will face-off at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for the biggest game of the year.  EarthCam is helping football fans get excited for this epic game by sharing its broadcast-quality construction time-lapse movie for the host stadium. Showcasing 32 months of progress, viewers can…

148TH Fighter Wing Keep Skies Safe Above Super Bowl

Fox 21 flies with the 148th to see how it's done

Duluth, Minn. – Keeping the Super Bowl safe is on the minds of Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing.  Different departments come together to help achieve their mission of protecting the sky. Fox 21 photojournalist Adam Jagunich flew aboard a KC135 Stratotanker on an F-16 refueling mission.  The plane reached 20,000ft with a full crew on board. Categories: News, News – Latest…

Fatal Crash North of Duluth

A logging truck and sedan were involved in the collision

Duluth, Minn. – A logging truck and a car collided near the intersection of Arnold and Normanna roads, about 10 miles North of Duluth.  The accident happened at about 3pm this afternoon.  Emergency officials have confirmed one fatality.  Another minor passenger has been taken to St. Mary’s.  That individual’s condition has not been released. A portion of Normanna Road is…

Superior Younkers Announces Closing

Closing sales will start in February.

Superior, Wis. – Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced today it will be closing the Younkers in Superior at the Mariner Mall.  This comes as the retailer released plans to close 47 locations nationwide during the early part of 2018.  The stores closing will include locations under all of the company’s nameplates, such as Herberger’s, Carson’s, Bergner’s, and Younkers. The store closing…

The Birkebeiner Bridge in Minneapolis Super Bowl Festivities

A portion of the Northland is on Display for the Super Bowl LII

Minneapolis, Minn – The big game is this Sunday but Super Bowl fans have been celebrating a piece of the Northland pride all week.  The Birkebeiner Bridge was packed up and shipped down to Minneapolis for NFL revelers to enjoy.  Fox 21’s Nikki Davidson was there today where large crowds gathered at the Birkie Bridge. Categories: Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News…

Attempted Murder Charge Filed in Duluth Stabbing

Authorities says suspect, victim did not know each other

Duluth, Minn. – An attempted murder charge is now filed against Willie Nicholson, 23, of Duluth.   Nicholson is accused of stabbing a man, who authorities say he didn’t know, more than a dozen times. According to the complaint, Nicholson broke in the victim’s apartment to find a place to sleep before the attack unfolded. Nicholson entered the apartment building at…

Larson Endorses Chris Coleman for Minnesota Governor

Coleman is one of more than a dozen candidates already in the race.

Duluth, Minn. – Duluth mayor Emily Larson has officially announced her endorsement for DFL candidate Chris Coleman in the Minnesota gubernatorial race.  Coleman is the former mayor of St. Paul. Coleman and Larson met with media today on Superior Street where the long awaited street reconstruction is set to begin this summer after securing funding in the bonding bill.  Coleman…

UW-Superior Launches Strategic Diversity Plan

The university introduces first Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior has recently initiated the first Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the history of the institution. The plan is designed to help the UW-Superior community achieve a diverse and inclusive campus climate. “There have been so many groups in involved,” said Jerel Benton, Senior Diversity Officer. “It’s been great. It gives…

Superior YMCA Opens Doors During Sub-Zero Temps

"Warming center helps meet the needs of community"

Superior, Wis. – The Superior Douglas County Family YMCA now offers their facility as a warming center. The Y will be open for use as a warming station from 6am-noon on days the weather dips below 0° or the wind chill is below -25° degrees. The lobby will be available to the public, as will refreshments such as coffee, tea,…

Over $300,000 in History Grants go to Minnesota Counties

Nearly $40,000 goes to organizations in Northeast Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Historical Society announces 36 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants (up to $10,000 each), totaling $324,149 in 22 counties.  A handful of the endowments landed right here in the Northland. Two of those recipients are in Duluth. The Lincoln Center for Arts Education Building (2229 W 2ndSt Duluth, MN 55806) Photo Courtesy:…

Bob Dylan’s High School Poetry Added to MNHS Collections

These poetry pages date back to Dylan's days at Hibbing High School.

ST. PAUL, Minn – At first glance, your friend’s scribbled high school poetry might not seem worth saving. But when that friend was Robert Zimmerman — now known as iconic musician and Nobel Prize in Literature winner Bob Dylan — those pages take on a whole new meaning. The Minnesota Historical Society recently acquired two handwritten pages of Dylan’s poetry,…

Tigers at Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone Enjoy the Snow

Big cats take adavantage of cold weather and destroy snowmen

Sandstone, Minn – Rescued tigers play like kittens at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone.  Check out this video sent to us by Executive Director and Founder, Tammy Thies. This style of rough-housing may give some “paws,” but the tigers seem to thoroughly enjoy themselves. The goal of the non-profit is providing a natural sanctuary to wildcats that cannot live in…

Protesters Arrested at Downtown Duluth Wells Fargo

Water Protector protest leads to three arrests

  DULUTH, Minn – Three protesters were arrested today in Duluth after making their voices heard at Wells Fargo bank downtown. The protesters are against financial contributions large banks like Wells Fargo are making to oil companies such as Enbridge. Authorities tell us roughly 30 protesters were on site. The three individuals arrested had chained themselves to doors and a…

Senators Make Bets on Vikings-Saints Game

Senators make “Cake and Ice Cream Bet." Home state favorites on the line.

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today joined Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) in a friendly “Cake and Ice Cream” bet on Sunday’s NFL playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. In a salute to the Vikings and Minnesota’s many dairy cows, Senator Klobuchar wagered purple-colored homemade ice cream against a king cake from Senator…

Great Outdoors: Snowshoeing at Glensheen Mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – Moonlight Snowshoes at Glensheen was hugely popular last year, and it is back this year. Visitors to the historic estate tour the grounds after dark and experience the Glensheen and Congdon story. There is a bonfire afterwards with s’mores afterword. The snowshoe hikes at Glensheen are happening every Wednesday in January.  It’s free.  You just need to…

Chisholm Mayor Resigning Jan. 2

Family Health Reasons Cited as Cause for Resignation

FROM CITY OF CHISHOLM WEBSITECHISHOLM, Minn-Chisholm’s Mayor Todd Scaia has announced that he will be resigning Jan. 2. Scaia was finishing the previous mayor’s term as he was elected to another office. Scaia’s term was expected to last until the end of 2018. The mayor’s brother Kevin Scaia, who is also a city councilor, has been accused of groping a…

Omarosa Resigns from Trump Administration Job

WASHINGTON (Fox News) – “Apprentice” star turned White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman will leave the Trump administration next month, according to the White House. “Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “Her departure will not be effective until January 2018. We wish her the best in future…

Cloquet School Given All-Clear After Lockdown

Students are Secured in School

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning just after 7:30 a.m., after a domestic dispute involving parents during morning drop off. The school was placed on lockdown while police searched for the individual, after their car was found unoccupied on the school’s campus. The person of interest was located around 9:30 a.m. and the…

Counterfeit Barbies Seized at US-Canada Border

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (KMSP) – Border patrol officers seized more than 3,000 counterfeit Barbie dolls at the United States-Canada border in International Falls, Minnesota last month. The dolls, piratical copies of Mattel’s CEO Barbie, were found in a rail container headed for the point-of-entry in Ranier, Minnesota in August. The counterfeit merchandise had a suggested…