Author: Ken Slama

Wisconsin DNR Collects Data on Walleyes in the St. Louis River

DULUTH, MN – The Wisconsin DNR was down at Chamber’s Grove this morning gathering information on the walleye population such as their age, sex, and length.  The information gathered gives the DNR an idea of what kind of population is out there along with how they can better manage and sustain it. This is done through regulations during the fishing…

Vista Fleet Returns for 2022 Tourism Season

DULUTH, MN – The Vista Star has returned to the Duluth Harbor after spending the winter in Washburn Wisconsin. After undergoing a hull examination with the Coast Guard and getting a new paint job, the cruise vessel is ready for the summer tourism season.  Vista Fleet is always trying to mix it up with different events, such as a Family…

Charter Fishing Season is Back Underway in Duluth

DULUTH, MN – Another sign of spring in the Northland is the charter fishing boats back in the water down by the William A. Irvin. It took a little longer to get the boats out this year because of the cold weather, with the first even having to break some ice to get out of the marina just last week. …

AEOA Needs Volunteers for Meals on Wheels

DULUTH, MN – The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency is looking for volunteers to help them with the Meals on Wheels program. Every Monday through Friday they need 8 volunteers to deliver meals to 170 seniors in Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor. For many of these seniors, it is more than just the meals that they receive every day. “A lot of…

Carrot Cake Desserts for Easter with The Sweet Exchange

Easter is around the corner and what better way to attract the Easter Bunny than with some Carrot Cake.  Lisa Quarles with The Sweet Exchange helps Meteorologist Ken Slama decorate cupcakes in the spirit of Easter in this week’s Cooking Connection. For orders and inquiries, Lisa can be reached at (218) 310-2412 or by email at SweetExchangeMN@gmail.com. Categories: Community, Cooking…

New Taqueria Opening Soon in Canal Park

DULUTH, MN – Canal Park will soon be home to a new taqueria.  Chachos, located on Canal Park Drive, will feature fast, in and out tacos along with a few other Mexican favorites. Co-owners Alex and Aaron are excited to get their feet wet in the restaurant industry and become part of the local business community in serving those who…

Douglas County, Superior Officials Join CASDA to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

SUPERIOR, WI – April is Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Superior and Douglas County officials are joining with the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse to encourage the community to get involved in supporting survivors.  Last year, Douglas County received 1,034 reports of suspected child abuse and neglect affecting hundreds of children and families. Each of…

Superior Mayor Invites Community to Discuss Historic Structure Preservation

SUPERIOR, WI – January’s massive warehouse fire in Superior was the most recent example of flames destroying historic buildings in the city. Now Mayor Jim Paine’s administration is dedicating money for the preservation of historic, and sometimes rundown buildings. The city has created a dedicated fund to save and preserve some of these landmark structures. Officials want community members’ input…

Maritime Visitor’s Center Ready for 2022 Shipping Season

DULUTH, MN – With the 2022 shipping season back underway, the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor’s Center in Canal Park recently added more hours to accommodate for the additional boat, and foot traffic.  Aside from being a museum, the Visitor’s Center runs the harbor lookout shipping schedule, provides educational programming, and answers any questions about the ships that are coming and…