Author: Mariah Janos

CEO, Co-Founder of Cirrus Aircraft To Step Down In 2019

Dale Klapmeier Will Take On Role As Senior Adviser

DULUTH, Minn.- Dale Klapmeier, CEO and co-founder of Cirrus Aircraft, has announced he will be stepping down next year. Klapmeier said it’s simply time for him to slow down a little bit after more than 30 years on the job. Cirrus has not decided on a new CEO just yet. The company will consider candidates internally and from the outside….

Viewcrest Hosts Annual Senior Christmas Party

The senior living facility provides gifts, food and holiday entertainment for its residents

DULUTH, Minn.- The residents of the Viewcrest Health Center, a senior living facility here in Duluth, were getting in the holiday spirit with its annual resident Christmas party. The facility provided gifts for all the residents along with a visit from Santa and live music for caroling. “The residents this is what they’ve done all of their life. We need to…

Iron Mug Hands Out $10K Worth Of Toys for Christmas

DULUTH, Minn. – For the last three weeks Iron Mug owner Mike Letica has been accepting donations and collecting gifts for the third annual Make Every Child Smile Toy Drive. This year alone Letica has collected around $10,000 worth of items to give back to the community giving them something to smile about this holiday season. “The line behind me kind…

Annual Blue Santa Shop With A Cop

The Duluth Police Department partnered with Salvation Army to give back to the community.

DULUTH, Minn.- The annual Blue Santa Shop with a cop event was held at Target in Duluth. Every year the Duluth police department partners up with the Salvation Army to select children and their families that may be in need this giving season. Each child receives a two hundred and fifty dollar target gift card to buy presents for loved ones…

Knowing Your Neighbors: City Girl Coffee

Alafek Coffee Roasters developed a coffee company with a mission to source exclusively from women owned and managed farms and cooperatives.

DULUTH, Minn.- Located on Superior Street in Duluth is Alakef Coffee Roasters. “I grew up in this my parents started this in 1990. When I came back and expressed interest in taking over the business I didn’t want to just run their company… I wanted to create something that was representative of me and also that allowed our company to continue…

Korner Store and Adolph Meat Shop Donate to Valley Youth Center

After being robbed, two local businesses decided to put the reward money towards the Valley Youth Center in West Duluth.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Two local businesses were recently targets of burglars by the same thieves. Now those same businesses, The Korner Store and Stokke’s Adolph Store have taken their negative situation and turned it into a positive by donating eight thousand dollars to a charity. A five thousand dollar reward was offered by Korner Store owner Derek Medved to whoever caught the…

UPS Stresses Importance of Shipping Safety This Holiday Season

With the holiday quickly approaching UPS is working hard to satisfy all shipping needs.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The UPS store is bustling with customers looking to ship packages to loved ones in time for the holidays. “It’s getting close to the end of the limit for when our ground shipments can get there by Christmas so the first part of this week is going to be a little bit crazy with folks coming in but we…

Saints Basketball Comes Up Short to Cougars in Double Header

Both the men's and women's St. Scholastica basketball teams were unable to get a win over Minnesota Morris.

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Scholastica women’s team kicked off Sunday’s double header against Minnesota Morris resulting in a 61-41 loss for the Saints. The Cougars scored in the first 15 seconds to set the tone for the entire game. Senior guard Michala Walther lead in scoring with a total of 12 points. The Saints fall to 1-7 on the season…

Hilltoppers Hockey Tops Stars

Duluth Marshall takes down Academy of Holy Angels 3-1 in physical battle.

DULUTH, Minn.- After an extremely physical game Duluth Marshall came away with a 3-1 win over the Academy of Holy Angels. Carter Sullivan scored the first two goals of the game and Blake Bachand added one more in the third period to lock in the win. Alex Busick was in goal with 25 saves on the day. The Hilltoppers now…

Agates and Rails Come Away With Wins in LSC Girls Basketball Day

Two Harbors defeated Duluth Denfeld, Proctor defeated Hermantown

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- After a back and forth first half, Two Harbors was able to take control of the game and defeat Duluth Denfeld 58-42. Denfeld’s Elizabeth Emmel lead with 15 points. Two Harbors moves to 3-2 on the season while Denfeld falls to 1-3. Proctor and Hermantown would take the court after going into an overtime battle with Proctor ultimately…

Bulldogs Women’s Basketball Rolls Past Mustangs

Despite a slow start, UMD took down SMSU 60-39.

DULUTH, Minn.- After a slow first quarter, Minnesota Duluth woke up and dominated Southwest Minnesota State in the last three quarters of the game to win 60-39. Sophmore Sarah Grow took control of the game leading all scorers with a total of 20 points. Grow’s 20 points were a season high and one of her collegiate best. The Bulldogs move…

Bulldog Men’s Basketball Falls to Mustangs

After taking the lead in the second half, Southwest Minnesota State took over the game to beat UMD.

DULUTH, Minn.- The men’s Minnesota Duluth and Southwest Minnesota States took to the court following the women’s game where the Mustangs came away with a 75-63 win. Brandon Myer lead in points with a total of 29 followed by Sean Burns with a total of 12 points on the night. The Bulldogs move to 5-4 on the season. UMD will…

No.5 Auggies Break No.10 Saints 6 Game Win Streak

St. Scholastica falls to Augsburg 6-3.

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite an early and strong lead, St. Scholastica fell to Augsburg 6-3 Saturday evening. Michael Talbot and Cole Golka scored in the first period while Sam Fuss added one in the second. Nick Trenciansky started in net with 24 saves and allowing 5 goals. Trenciansky was relieved by Zane Steeves who recorded 4 saves on the night. The…

Record Pop Up Shop has Soft Opening

Odd LP's sets up shop at Zen Eye Car in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- Jacob Swanson has taken his love of digging for records and turned it into a job with Odd LP’s, a pop up record store. For the soft opening of Odd LP’s Swanson set up shop at Zen Eye Care in Duluth, reminding people of the importance of keeping vinyl alive. “There’s always going to be a certain importance of a…

Miller Hill Mall Hosts Craft and Vendor Show

The show gives smaller businesses a chance to put their products in front of a larger crowd.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Miller Hill Mall hosted its annual Craft and Vendor Show. Local sales vendors, small businesses, crafters and home–based businesses were in attendance to get their products out in front of a larger crowd. “It’s just a great place to get your product out there and outside of having these stores, you have an opportunity to share one…

Opening Day at Chester Bowl

The hill is open Thursday-Monday Dec through March.

DULUTH, Minn.- It was opening day at Chester Bowl, a day many Duluthians of all ages have been waiting for. “The kids have been talking about it for weeks, months even. They’ve really been looking forward to getting back out on the hill. Just the close vicinity and the great opportunity to get out there with their friends…they were up early…

Northland’s Biggest Ice Fishing and Winter Show

The show has the latest ice fishing products and also has a discussion panel with pros.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland’s Biggest Ice Fishing and Winter Show is at the DECC from Dec. 7-9. The event has the latest ice fishing technology and products along with a discussion panel with pro ice fisherman. One of the vendors in attendance was Aqua Vu, an underwater camera company. We hear from the marketing and promotions director Chris Munchow on…

Duluth Depot Hosts Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner

This years dinner focused on the evolution of armor in the United States Military

DULUTH, Minn.- The Depot hosted the annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner with a focus on the evolution of armor in the United States Military. The dinner celebrates the Veterans Memorial Hall Program which dates back to 1909. That’s when Civil War veterans gathered in the St. Louis County Courthouse which is now the Duluth Depot. Every year the historical society makes it…

Greek Orthodox Church Parishioners Celebrate St. Nicholas Day

The children of the Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church offer warm socks, hot cocoa and cookies.

DULUTH, Minn.- In honor of St. Nicholas, a saint who was known for helping those in need, the children of the Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church set up a stand outside the parish offering warm socks, hot cocoa and cookies to people passing by as a way to emulate the good that St. Nicholas did. “The kids just need to understand the…

Annual Lutefisk, Salmon and Meatball Dinner

The First Lutheran Church hosted the annual Nordic tradition of the Lutefisk, Salmon and Meatball Dinner

DULUTH, Minn.- The First Lutheran Church hosted its annual Lutefisk, Salmon and Meatball dinner on Wednesday. The event is a way to carry on the Nordic Holiday tradition. “Immigrants brought it over. They came with their lutefisk. They don’t eat it in Norway anymore. But if you’re lonely on Christmas and want something that tastes like home then they would…

148th Fighter Wing Service Members Honored At Annual Ceremony

The Ceremony honored the service men and women's hard work put in over the course of the year.

DULUTH, Minn.- There are one thousand and 62 men and women that make up the 148th fighter wing. Those service members were all recognized for their service Sunday. The 148th Fighter Wing Awards and Retirement Ceremony was held at the DECC to recognize all of the wing’s deployers and airmen. It’s a day to celebrate the hard work put in daily both…

3rd Annual Holiday Shopping Expo at the DECC

The expo hosts vendors from Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Twin Cities.

DULUTH, Minn.- The third annual Holiday Shopping Expo was held Saturday at the DECC. The event began in the Twin Cities made its way up north a few years ago and has remained ever since. Several different vendors set up shop such as handcrafters, woodmakers, boutiques and even a soda maker. “It’s a great time for vendors and crafters and handmade…

Duluth Winter Village Weekend at Glensheen

The Winter Village is a way to shop local and invest in the community.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Winter Village is up and running at Glensheen Mansion. The village is put on by small business owners and the group, “Duluth Loves Local.” The two day event is a way to shop local, invest in the community and have fun. “Local businesses are the people who live in our town and support our charities and our…

Superior Mayor Jim Paine Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Paine held his re-election campaign at the Superior-Carnegie Library.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Twenty months as Superior mayor has come and gone for Jim Paine but he believes his work is far from over which is why he has decided to run for re–election. Mayor Paine kicked off his campaign in a bit of an unconventional space, the Superior–Carnegie library located on Hammond ave. But he chose this location for good…

Skates for Superior Program Now Accepting Donations

The goal of the program is to outfit local rinks to provide equipment to the public free of charge.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The city of Superior has partnered with the Superior/Douglas County Adult Leadership Program to launch a program called “Skates for Superior.” The program is part of a superior high school senior project by hockey player Trevor Dalbec. It’s his mission to provide local rinks with skates, helmets and sticks donated by members of the community. “I wanted to do…

UWS Multicultural Center Renamed to Commemorate Beloved Professor

The William "Pope" Wright Jr Student Center is open for business on the UWS campus.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Wisconsin–Superior Multicultural Center has a new name, it’s now the William “Pope” Wright Jr Student Center. The center provides access and programs and support for under represented minority students on campus. It recently underwent renovations where almost one hundred thousand dollars were invested into the space upgrade and is now open to the campus and the community. “We…

UMD Offers Open Water Scuba Diving Course

Upon course completion students qualify for open water certification.

DULUTH, Minn.- The university is offering open water scuba diving courses throughout the semester. The course is $150 for four three-hour-long pool sessions, text material and scuba gear. It covers the basics of scuba diving and upon successful completion students qualify for open water certification. “It does give a well rounded background for the students. Also Sunday is their off time so if…

Opening Day for the Winter Farmers Market

The market will be open Nov. 18 until Christmas

DULUTH, Minn.- It was opening day for the winter season at the Duluth Farmers Market. Christmas trees, wreaths, any holiday greenery and other locally grown items can all be found there. While this is the place to find any and all holiday décor, a big reason why the market reopens every holiday season is for the sense of camaraderie it brings. “We’ve…

Duluth Art Institute Hosts HoliDAI Market at the Depot

Work from 50 different local artists on display and for sale throughout the day.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Art Institute hosted a HoliDAI Market at the Depot. The event supports area artisans’ while also providing the consumer with one of a kind items ranging from functional pieces to ornamental. “Our artists deserve to have exposure for the fantastic and beautiful work that they make and this is a contribution to our community to have an opportunity…

Fairlawn Manson Gets Festive For Holiday Season

Community volunteers and master gardeners decorate the superior mansion.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Fairlawn Mansion has undergone the ultimate holiday upgrade. A group of community volunteers and master gardeners teamed up at the mansion to kick off the holiday season by setting up beautiful trees and displays. “It shows that the community is really invested and really involved with Fairlawn Mansion and Superior Public Museums. The museum celebrates the heritage…

Bulldogs Basketball Tramples Yellowjackets in Exhibition Play

Minnesota Duluth defeats Wisconsin Superior in a basketball border battle.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Minnesota Duluth dominated Wisconsin Superior 85-45 in an exhibition game. Brandon Meyer lead the Bulldogs in points with 16 while Ronny Galvan lead the Yellowjackets with 11. UMD now prepares for Sunday’s game against Michigan Tech. UWS looks ahead to Saturday when they will travel to Marian. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Saints Women’s Basketball Get Ready For Season Opener

CSS put in work before heading to UW-Oshkosh.

DULUTH, Minn.- CSS women’s team is getting ready for their season opener against UW–Oshkosh. One of the major things that sticks out about this group is their size, or lack thereof. But what they may lack in height they make up for in speed. “A couple six footers but we’re definitely more trackster bodies. We’re definitely going to utilize our fast…

Rangers Football Prepares for State Semi-Finals

Mountain Iron-Buhl will face Mountain Lake Area at U.S. Bank Stadium

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn.- Mountain Iron-Buhl is taking their first trip to the state semifinals in 46 years. After pulling out a big win over Stephen Argyle Central the Rangers now tailor their practice towards Mountain Lake Area’s style of play. “They play a defense a little bit different than what you normally see coverage wise and we’re just looking to take…

Bulldog Hockey Looks to Extend Win Streak to 9

Minnesota Duluth travels to Denver for weekend series.

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite starting off the season with a tie and loss to Minnesota it is looking like the reigning national champions have found their groove. The Bulldogs are on an 8 game win streak after taking down Colorado College. But the true test comes this weekend when UMD takes on No. 7 Denver who has quite a bit of depth. “It…

Can the Saints go 6-0?

CSS Women's hockey prepares for upcoming series against Adrian.

DULUTH, Minn.- The saints are currently undefeated with 5 wins and a tie so far this season. The goal is to keep that win streak alive against the upcoming series against Adrian. “I think they’re very similar to us. They’ve had a similar start. They have a very similar record. Their special teams are similar to ours. It’s going to be…

Duluth Businesses Offer Free Services to Veterans

BAM Style and Texas Roadhouse Offered Free Services

DULUTH, Minn.- BAM Style hair salon offered free haircuts for veterans on this veterans day from 12–5 pm. The afternoon also included free chair massages, coffee, cookies from Positively 3rd Street Bakery and drawings for prizes. “All of the military did so much for us and it’s just a good way for us to give back to them,” said general…

All Souls Night Focuses on Respect

The 10th annual All Souls Night held at the Depot brings cultures together.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 10th annual All Souls Night was held at the Duluth Depot. The multicultural arts festival occurs around the change of the season with displays, ceremonies and even a funeral march. The main focus is to honor ancestors, grieve losses and rid yourself of any negativity you may be harvesting. “Loss is universal and grief is universal for people….

7th Annual Gingerbread Decorating Workshop

Nordic Center and UMD students host gingerbread decorating event.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Nordic Center, Sons of Norway and UMD students joined forces to host the 7th annual gingerbread decorating workshop. About 70 people were in attendance decorating houses all made by Duluthian Patrick the gingerbread man. “It is such a beautiful community builder. Families are returning. New people are coming in. What’s this Norwegian tradition of a gingerbread city? Oh we…

Saints Hockey Defeats Concordia Wisconsin in Season Opener

CSS advances to 2-1 on the season with first home win.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Scholastica kicked off a three game home stand with a 4-2 win over Concordia Wisconsin. After a quiet first period, Davis Ross ripped a shot from the blue line to start things up for the Saints 7 minutes into the second. Sam Fuss, Nate Pionk and Carson Rose also lit the lamp for CSS in the last…

Bulldogs Volleyball Advances to NSIC Finals

UMD sweeps Sioux Falls to move onto the conference finals.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth swept Sioux Falls in three sets to advance to the NSIC Finals. Before the match Mackenzie Morgen was named NSIC Elite Eight Award winner. Kate Berg lead the Bulldogs with 10 kills on the night. Setter Emily Torve finished the match with 33 assists. UMD continues on to the NSIC finals where they will have a…

Northern Star: Brynne Mickle

This week's segment we talk to Carlton volleyball player and her twin sister.

CARLTON, Minn.- After losing in the section finals last season the Carlton Bulldogs have redeemed themselves and are headed to state for the first time since 2014. A big reason for that is setter Brynne Mickle. “After we lost last year it just hung over our heads the whole season and we used it as fuel to motivate ourselves because we…

Bulldogs and Vikings Volleyball Headed to Xcel Engery Center

Carlton and North Branch make the state tournament.

DULUTH, Minn.- The brackets for the high school volleyball state tournament have been released. In Class A play No. 5 Carlton will face No. 4 Ada–Borup High School on Thursday afternoon. In Class AA No. 4 North Branch will play No. 5 Watertown–Mayer on Thursday evening. All matches will be held at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul. Categories: High…

Football State Tournament Brackets Released

Six Northland teams are making a run for the State title.

DULUTH, Minn.- The state tournament football brackets were released Saturday. In nine man play Cromwell Wright will face NCE/U-H on Friday at Bemidji State. Mountain Iron-Buhl will face Stephen Argyle Central on Saturday also at Bemidji State. Moving onto Class A Deer River will go up against undefeated Mahnomen/Waubun Saturday at Brainerd high school. In Class AA Moose Lake Willow River will…

Bulldogs and Vikings Headed to State Volleyball Tournament

Carlton swept Deer River while North Branch won in 4 sets over Greenway.

CLOQUET, Minn.- In 7AA volleyball play, North Branch defeated Greenway 3-1 in the section championship. The Vikings took the first two sets with ease but the Raiders battled back in the third to extend the match. In section 7A, Carlton remains completely undefeated on the season sweeping Deer River in 3 straight. Both the Vikings and Bulldogs now prepare for…

Bulldog Volleyball Co-Conference Champions

Minnesota Duluth shares the NSIC title with Northern State.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth swept Minot State in 3 sets to seal a share of the NSIC title. Abby Thor lead in kills with 12 on the day. Setter Emily Torve finished with 39 assists. The Bulldogs look ahead to the quarterfinals of the NSIC Tournament hosting Upper Iowa on Tuesday. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Saints Roll Over Minnesota Morris On Senior Day

CSS defeats Minnesota Morris 47-16.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Scholastica took down Minnesota Morris 47-16 in their final home game of the season. Zach Edwards completed 25 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns. The Saints offense had a combined 608 yards. The Saints now look ahead to their season finale at MacMurray on Saturday. Categories: College, Sports

Bulldogs Clinch North Division Title

UMD shutouts Mary and clinches the NSIC North Division.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth dominated University of Mary in a 55-0 shutout win which clinched the NSIC North Division title for the Bulldogs. Redshirt freshman running back Zach Ogile reached a career-high 120 rushing yards and one touchdown on 12 carries. Three Bulldog quarterbacks Mike Rybarzcyk, Ben Everhart and Garret Olson all saw playing time combining to throw for 296 yards…

Yellowjackets Back to Back UMAC Champions

UWS defeats CSS for the second year in a row for the UMAC title.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Wisconsin Superior took down St. Scholastica in the UMAC championship game for the second year in a row. James Bruce scored the game winning goal for the Yellowjackets. Bruce also assisted on the first goal of the game by Blake Doyea. Dalton VonKaenel had six saves improving his record to 18-2-1. The Yellowjackets prepare for the NCAA DIII…

Hawks Take Down Lumberjacks to Claim 7AAAA Title

Hermantown defeats defending section champions Cloquet 20-14.

DULUTH, Minn.- Hermantown is the new section 7AAAA football title holder after defeating defending champions Cloquet 20-14. The Hawks attacked first with a touchdown in the first few minutes of the game. But soon after the Lumberjacks would respond with a 7 yard touchdown from Andre Peters to tie up the game. Heading into halftime Cloquet held the lead 14-12…

Six Bulldogs Named to Volleyball NSIC All-Conference Teams

The six selections is the second most in program history and one short of the record.

DULUTH, Minn.- Six volleyball players were named to the NSIC all–conference teams. The six selections is tied for second most in program history and one short of the record. Four bulldogs were named to the first team which is the most since 2014. Sarah Kelly, Makenzie Morgen, Emily Torve and Kate Berg were selected to the first team. Hanna Meyer…