Author: Ken Slama

Duluth Candy Company Grand Opening is Today

DULUTH, Minn-Duluth Candy Company is holding its grand opening today under its new ownership. The popcorn was popping all morning and the shelves were stocked and ready for all the customers excited to return to the business that was forced to close last December.  Those who stopped by were given a sample of the caramel apple pie popcorn as well…

Bluestone Vue Nears Completion

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction is wrapping up at the Bluestone complex after starting nearly 10 years ago. Vue at Bluestone is the last building to go up and they may have saved the best for last. In addition to the Vue living up to its name, tenants will be offered a variety of amenities including a pool. “This is the…

Rhubarb Festival to Benefit CHUM Returning in June

DULUTH, Minn-The Annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival is set to return this year with both in-person and virtual events. The week-long event will start June 20th with local restaurants offering rhubarb themed meals and treats during the week.  The festival ends on the 26th with a community carnival to be held at the Coppertop Church featuring activities for children, food trucks,…

Fitger’s to Hold Job Fair Tuesday Afternoon

DULUTH, Minn-Several businesses inside the Fitger’s Complex are looking for employees to fill a wide variety of available positions. To do that, they will be hosting a job fair tomorrow from 3 to 7 pm in the Superior Street Lobby. Everyone who is looking for a job is welcome to come in and see what businesses are hiring and what…

Duluth Candy Company to Reopen Under New Ownership

DULUTH, Minn-After closing their doors at the end of last year, Duluth Candy Company will be reopening soon under new ownership. There is no need to fear. The new owners have all the original recipes for the products that we love and they have been hard at work getting it all ready to become available when they open June 1st…

Saint Luke’s Honors EMS Workers

DULUTH, Minn-EMT’s are being celebrated throughout the Northland during EMS week including at Saint Luke’s. Typically, Saint Luke’s would hold a cook-out for the EMS workers, but due to covid, they had to do something different. So, they put together goody-bags filled with snacks and hand sanitizer to say thank you for all the hard work. “They go out in…

AICHO Recieves $500K Grant

DULUTH, Minn-The American Indian Community Housing Organization was recently the recipient of a $500k grant from the McKnight foundation. The award was given to them for all they’ve done helping different cultures across the community including supporting the artistic expressions from a variety of backgrounds. “I’m just really excited for what it means for representation, obviously if their funding an…

It is Once Again Mosquito Season in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn-With the snow being gone and temperatures on the rise, all the standing water that is left behind means it is once again mosquito season. Mosquitoes typically will come out around the second weekend in May, but with the wet April that we had, they came out a few weeks early this year.  Despite how dry it has been…

Excitement Builds as Lakewalk Project Nears Completetion

DULUTH, Minn-While the Lakewalk remains closed in Canal Park, it is noticeable through the chain link fence that the project is getting close to being completed. In the meantime, tourists and locals continue to be relegated to a gravel path adjacent to the Lakewalk to enjoy the scenery, but excitement is building for when the Lakewalk finally reopens. I am…

New Train Car Coming to Duluth Train Depot

DULUTH, Minn-A new train car will be arriving at the Duluth train depot in a couple of weeks. A full length dome car is coming to the North Shore Scenic Railroad that will provide 60 seats with a 360 degree panoramic view, compared to the 24 seats that their current dome car has with the glass bubble.  It is one…

Mixing Up Your Sandwich Routine with Lift Bridge Bagels

Cooking Connection: Everything Bagel with Avocado and Spring Mix

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, we’re back with Lexy Land at Lift Bridge Bagels to explore new ways to enjoy what is traditionally a breakfast food. The variety of bagels Lexy offers can make for a delicious addition to your lunch menu with whatever your favorite sandwich toppings happen to be. Click here for more information about…

A & Dubs Reopens For 2021 Summer Season

DULUTH, Minn.- A local favorite and long-time drive-in has reopened for the season. A & Dubs in Lincoln Park is excited to be open for the new 2021 season and they are ready to serve all the drive-in favorites they have been offering since 1950. “Welcome back Duluth to an American icon. The drive thru is open, spring is on…

Memorial Blood Centers is Holding Regular Mobile Blood Drives

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Memorial Blood Centers was holding a blood drive at Fairlawn Mansion in Superior today. With a current shortage of all blood types across the country, especially type O blood, blood drives are happening virtually every day, including some weekends, to make it easier for everyone to donate blood that could save a life. “The people on our bus are…

Gary New Duluth Rec Center Looking for Donations to Match Pledge

DULUTH, Minn.- The Gary New Duluth Community Center and Recreation Area recently received a pledge to match up to ten thousand dollars in donations. The center, with operates through volunteer work and donations, is in the process of expanding their facilities with the construction of a skate park, small pavilion, and parking lot.  While the money will help go towards…

Duluth Art Institute Features Autistic Artist in New Exhibit

DULUTH, Minn-The Duluth Art Institute, located at The Depot, reopened last month after closing due to covid-19, and now has a new exhibit. It features artist Harrison Heinks who is autistic and uses photos he takes to give others a glimpse into the relationship he has with society. “He’ll often have his reflection off of something that’s in front of…

Bell Bank Invites Community to Their Grand Opening

DULUTH, Minn-After first opening at the beginning of the year, Bell Bank is inviting the community to its grand opening this week in the old Temple Opera building in downtown Duluth. Visitors will be able take a tour of the multi-million dollar renovations and register for a chance to win various prizes.  Special offers are also available to those who…

Local Glass Shop Offers Unique Mother’s Day Gift Idea

DULUTH, Minn-If you are looking for a unique idea for a Mother’s Day gift this year, Lake Superior Art Glass in Canal Park will let you design a custom hummingbird feeder. After preregistering online for a twenty minute time-slot, the gallery staff will help you through the design process in picking out the colors, design and one of two different…