Author: Ken Slama

Duluth Grill Back in Full Swing After Recent Renovation

DULUTH, MN – After undergoing a brief renovation at the end of January, Duluth Grill was able to get back up and running without a hitch despite various supply chain issues other establishments may have faced.  This is due to their utilization of a variety of local farms to continue to provide them with ingredients such as eggs, meat, and…

Harbor Rail Pub Ready to Serve the Two Harbors Community

TWO HARBORS, MN – Harbor Rail Pub has opened its doors in Two Harbors after the 1st Avenue building was purchased in June of 2020.  After being the home to many pubs over the years, the new owner originally purchased the building with the intent of remodeling the upstairs into a 3 bedroom loft and having the downstairs area be…

39th Annual First Ship Contest Now Underway

DULUTH, MN – While the Twin Ports gets ready for a new shipping season, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority along with Visit Duluth have opened up submissions for the annual First Ship Contest. While the Twin Ports will likely see several ore bearing ships at first, the arrival of the first ocean going vessel, or “Saltie”, is the symbolic start…

Local Flower Shops Getting Ready for Spring

DULUTH, MN – With astronomical spring just around the corner, greenhouses and flower shops are getting busy as people are preparing to beautify their homes and yards. Living in northern Minnesota can be a challenge for outdoor gardening as the threat of a freeze looms well into May. With Palm Sunday, Easter, and Mother’s Day all possible before the final…

West Duluth Dairy Queen has Reopened for 2022 Season

DULUTH, MN – Dilly bars and buster bars are once again available at your favorite Dairy Queen spot on Grand Avenue in West Duluth.  Wednesday marked the reopening for the 2022 season, and even with the prospect of a couple more months of winter weather, it is close enough to spring from them to reopen for business. “We’re really glad…

Annual Grad Fair Held Today at UMD

DULUTH, MN – UMD held its annual Grad Fair today in the Kirby Ballroom.  Students were able to purchase everything they need for graduation such as caps, gowns, rings, and diploma frames. Several booths were also so up for the students to receive additional information about commencement and careers.  There is an added excitement this year with it being the…

CHUM Recieves $12,000 Donation from Essentia to Kick Off Minnesota FoodShare Month

DULUTH, MN – To kick off Minnesota FoodShare month, CHUM Foodshelf received a big donation from a community partner. Essentia Health made a $12,000 cash donation to CHUM.   The money comes from a percentage of the hospital’s operating costs with the goal of it going into community health programs to prevent illnesses and health issues.  In this case, CHUM will…

Food Farm Ready for 2022 Farming Season

WRENSHALL, MN – It is about to get busy again at Food Farm, the Community Supported Agriculture farm over in Wrenshall this week as they prepare to start another growing season.  The first seeds will be planted on Wednesday that begin the 2022 growing season.  The farm puts out 225 boxes of vegetables per week to share members for 18…

Townsquare Media Wraps Up St. Jude’s Radiothon

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday marked the end of Townsquare Media’s annual St. Jude Radiothon. The event ended at 6 p.m. five stations at Townsquare Media Duluth stream the Radiothon to raise money to help kids battling cancer and other diseases. The research and treatments the money funds benefit kids around the country including here in the Northland. “This does affect everybody…

Duluth YMCA Looking to Hire More Lifeguards

DULUTH, MN – The Duluth YMCA is experiencing a lifeguard shortage and they are actively looking to hire more at this time.  Currently there are enough on staff for pool hours to remain unchanged, but with pool usage on the rise, the YMCA needs to bring in more lifeguards to accommodate the uptick in people coming to the pool.  It…

Lake Superior College Hosts Spring Student Success Day to Support Students

DULUTH, MN – Lake Superior College held their spring Student Success Day today, which is held every semester to help the students succeed not just academically, but also personally. Businesses and organizations from the community come to the event to provide LSC students with information about services and opportunities that would be of interest to them. “We have a lot…

Duluth Sport Show Returns to the DECC this Weekend

DUUTH, MN – The 55th annual Duluth Sport Show returns to Duluth this weekend down at the DECC.  This year the show organizers are bringing in new vendors and products along with a lot of new features that will require some planning ahead to experience them all. While the Sport Show includes plenty of family activities such face painting, a…

UMD Engineering Students Offering Chocolates Made in an On-Campus Lab this Valentine’s Day

The students were able to model the chocolate-making process starting with cocoa beans they harvested themselves.

DULUTH, MN – Several chemical engineering students at UMD have created a chocolate lab to put some of the concepts they have learned to practical use. The students were able to model the chocolate-making process starting with cocoa beans they harvested themselves. The lab itself comes as a surprise to many who venture through the halls of the engineering building….

Aerial Lift Bridge to Undergo Routine Maintenance this Week

Maintenance is expected to wrap up on Friday.

DULUTH, MN – Construction crews started work on Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge Monday morning which is done every year while the shipping season is closed. Several maintenance tasks are put off until winter that can’t be done while ships are coming and going. With the bridge not going up every 30 minutes, crews are able to perform their routine maintenance…

Jay Cooke State Park Offering Free Admission Saturday, Feb. 19

CARLTON, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama visits the beautiful and serene Jay Cook State Park where he meets up with Park Naturalist Kristine Hiller for some snowshoeing. You don’t know what you will find when you venture off the trails and head into the trees! Jay Cooke State Park will be offering free admission on…