Author: Ken Slama

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…

Sweeten Mom Up with Desserts from The Cozy Hen this Mother’s Day

Cooking Connection: Turtle Cheesecake with The Cozy Hen

DULUTH, Minn.- In this week’s Cooking Connection, Meteorologist Ken Slama is on the quest to find the best dessert options in the Northland for Mother’s Day. The Cozy Hen creates handcrafted cheesecakes that are out of this world. This week’s segment features The Cozy Hen’s Turtle Cheesecake. Click here for more information. Categories: Community, Cooking Connection, News, News – Latest…

Local Campgrounds Prep for Busy Camping Season

DULUTH, Minn-After being cooped up all winter, many of us are looking for ways to get out of the house and camping is a popular option. Many campgrounds, including Buffalo Valley Campground, are preparing for another busy year of guests filling up their campsites.  After a cold and windy winter, there is no shortage of work to be done to…

Duluth Police Receive Fifty Blankets from Project Linus

DULUTH, Minn-The Duluth Police Department received a donation of 50 blankets from Project Linus earlier today. Blankets and quilts that are handmade by local volunteers are distributed by Project Linus to community organizations such as the hospitals, fire departments, and the new Ronald McDonald House. “We have fleece blankets and quilts, we often have knitted and crocheted blankets and we…

EPA Continues Funding for Great Lakes Wetlands Monitoring with New Grant

DULUTH, Minn-UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute recently received a $2.3 million dollar grant to continue their research in monitoring the Great Lakes coastal wetlands. They are one of ten teams that monitor all wetland wildlife including birds, fish, bugs, plants, and amphibians around the Great Lakes. The data they collect is evaluated to determine if environmental changes are natural or…

Duluth’s Natural Surface Trails have Reopened

DULUTH, Minn-After being closed for the last month, a majority of Duluth’s natural surface trails have reopened. Every spring, the trails close for a time to allow the earth to thaw and dry out. The warm spring weather as well as the rain and budding trees contributed to the trails being ready two weeks ahead of normal.  The trails are…

Dental Clinic at LSC Offers Free Screenings for Kids

DULUTH, Minn-Second year dental hygiene students at Lake Superior College were offering free dental services today to kids. Parents who signed up were able to bring their children in for preventative care provided by the students under the supervision of licensed dental professionals. “He’s due for an appointment in May anyway at his regular dentist, so I figured just come…

Local Nonprofit Seeking Donations for Classrooms

DULUTH, Minn-A local nonprofit was holding a special Earth Day event to help keep gently used office supplies out of landfills. Companies to Classrooms, which is currently located in the basement of the Historic Old Central High School, invites businesses and individuals to donate office supplies that can be used in classrooms in the twin ports area. Teachers are then…

Cooking Connection: Cozy Hen’s Lemon Cheesecake

DULUTH, Minn.- In this week’s Cooking Connection, Meteorologist Ken Slama knows what to do when life gives him lemons — whip up a lemon cheesecake with the owner of The Cozy Hen cheesecakes! Categories: Business, Community, Cooking Connection, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: cheesecake, Cozy Hen, Heather Birong, lemon cheesecake

Ecolibrium3 Celebrates Earth Week with Community Events

DULUTH, Minn-With Earth Day coming this Thursday, Ecolibrium3 has decided to celebrate all this week with several community events both in person and virtual. Throughout the week they are hosting webinars, scavenger hunts, Earth Day trivia, and a spring cleanup in Lincoln Park this weekend.  Each event focuses on a different aspect of how we can improve the world that…

EPA Great Lakes Research Vessel Makes a Stop in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn-The EPA’s largest research vessel, The Lake Guardian, has made a stop in Duluth today behind the DECC. After grabbing some supplies in the area, their plans are to pull anchor tomorrow and head back out onto Lake Superior to continue their research.  During the spring and summer months, the crew gathers data about the physical, chemical, and biological…

Duluth Junk Hunt Will Take Place Later this Month

DULUTH, Minn.-Some good news for treasure hunters in the Northland…after cancelling last year’s events because of the pandemic, the semi-annual Duluth Junk Hunt will be returning later this month. Over 100 vendors will be setting up inside both the DECC and Amsoil Arena to allow for plenty of room to social distance while hunting for that perfect antique, vintage, or…