Author: Mariah Janos

Dennis Godfrey Memorial Car Show

Lake Superior College's Automotive Service Club hosted annual car show commemorating late automotive instructor

DULUTH — And there were even more cool vehicles at Lake Superior College’s car show today in Duluth. The Dennis Godfrey Memorial Car Show is an event dedicated to an automotive instructor who passed away. They celebrate his life by showcasing various cars, from 1940’s classics to supped up trucks. “This is almost a lifestyle to some people and it…

Cinco De Mayo Craft and Gift Show

a combination of local businesses and businesses from the cities set up shop

DULUTH — Small businesses, both local and from the twin cities, were in Duluth Saturday afternoon at the Cinco de Mayo Craft and Gift Show. Thirty five vendors set up shop at the Inn on Lake Superior, selling items from baked goods to wooden wall hangings, all to help the local economy. “You have some major businesses up here but the…

Farmers Market Open For Business

Duluth Farmers Market had its seasonal opening

DULUTH — The farmers market on East Third Street in Duluth is officially open for the season. The market hosts select food vendors producing unique local goods, selling mostly farm products created in the lake superior Bioregion to provide fresh produce while boosting the local economy. “You get way more nutrient for your buck and you’re supporting local growers. So…

St Scholastica Women’s Tennis Earns UMAC Championship Title

Fridays win gives the Saints an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA tournament

DULUTH — Number 1 seed, St. Scholastica, battled number 2 seed Northwestern for the UMAC Championship title Friday evening. There was a lot riding on this years championship, as it would be the first time ever that the winning team would automatically qualify for the NCAA tournament. The Saints were off to a slow start, coming down to four super…

Saints March Into Round 2 of UMAC Softball Championship

St Scholastica beat Crown College Thursday, advancing to second round of championship

DULUTH — The fight for the UMAC Championship title began Thursday. St. Scholastica faced Crown and for the majority of the game it was tied. But then, in the bottom of the sixth, the Saints strung together three at bats with RBI’s from Josie Fouree, Arianna Cremers, and Alexa Bremer. Final, Saints 5, Crown 4. The Saints play again Friday…

Former Bulldog Headed to the Pros

UMD linebacker, Zach Bassuener, set to attend Vikings and Bills mini camps

DULUTH — Over the past few years, more and more NFL athletes have been produced by division two programs. The most well known here in Minnesota is current Vikings receiver and Minnesota State Mankato product, Adam Theilen. But there’s other examples as well, such as Denfeld native CJ Ham and now hopfully, former UMD linebacker, Zach Bassuener who is set to appear in…

High School Softball: Lady Lumberjacks With The Hot Bats

Cloquet defeats Duluth Marshall 18-0

DULUTH — In high school softball action, Cloquet faced Duluth Marshall at Wade Field Wednesday afternoon. The Lumberjacks put up 6 runs in both the second and third innings. Josie Steen was on the mound for Cloquet, holding Duluth Marshall to only two hits and no runs. Final Score: Cloquet 18, Duluth Marshall 0. Categories: High School, Sports

Eric Gotz Named NAHL Defenseman of the Year

Hermantown Native totaled 47 points in the leagues regular season

HERMANTOWN — 19 year old, Eric Gotz, of the Minnesota Wilderness is being recognized as NAHL defenseman of the year for the 2017–2018 season. The Hermantown native led the league in scoring for all defenseman, with a total of 47 points in the 60 regular season games, ranking sixth among NAHL blueliners and that’s not all… Looking at his stats from…

Duluth FC Reloads Roster Ahead of U.S. Open Cup

The Bluegreens held a special Signing Day with four returning players and two newcomers.

DULUTH — We are just one week away from the U.S. open cup, where Duluth FC will make their first appearance. So it’s a good time to reload the team with some more talent. Wednesday, St. Luke’s hosted a special signing day for the Bluegreens. The event featured six players, including four who are coming back to the team. For head…

Homegrown Music Festival Kicks Off For Adults, Kids

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival kicked off Sunday withe a proclamation by Mayor Emily Larson at Hoops Brewing in Canal Park. And earlier in the day was the third-annual Homegrown Children’s Music Festival, which combines homegrown bands with kid–friendly activities like face painting and hula hooping. “it’s just a way for people who have kids who might not otherwise…

20th Anniversary Homegrown Illustration Show

show starts tonight and continues through May 18

DULUTH, Minn.- The twentieth anniversary homegrown illustration show kicks off tonight at the prove gallery in Duluth. The event features twenty different artists who have each created a portrait of a Duluth celebrity, dressed as the homegrown chicken mascot. “a space for folks to play music, to showcase their experimental side, to showcase their artistry, to showcase how they feel…

Modified Route for Grandma’s Marathon

due to road reconstruction projects, the course will be modified through 2020

DULUTH, Minn.- Due to construction on the streets of downtown Duluth, Grandma’s marathon and the Garry Bjorklund will have a modified route this year. As race participants make their way through downtown Duluth they will make a left turn off of superior street at fourth avenue east and then proceed down michigan street for nine blocks until they reach fifth…

Second Evacuation in the Twin Ports in 26 Years

how yesterday's refinery explosion compares to the benzene spill of 1992

DULUTH, Minn.- Back in 1992, several rail cars went off a bridge and in to the Nemadji river south of Superior. The chemicals from the event created a large, expanding cloud moving over Lake Superior. Sound familiar? I spoke with Duluth police chief at the time, Scott Lyons, to see how yesterdays refinery explosion compared to that of twenty six…

North Pole Heroes

50th Anniversary of the Plaisted Polar expedition

DULUTH, Minn.- The Plaisted Polar Expedition all started because two men came up with the idea over dinner at the Pickwick here in Duluth fifty years ago. Ralph Plaisted and Art Aufderheide assembled a six man crew and a plan to snow mobile their way to the north pole. They certainly were the first to accomplish their feat and it’s…

Snow Puts Off Lawn Prep

how the late snow storms are affecting local landscape businesses

DULUTH, Minn.- The snow is finally melting away, allowing landscape businesses to make a profit after a rough winter. We spoke with the owner of Denny’s Lawn and Garden in Duluth, he said snow came way too late this season, causing sales to decline. Now his fear is that people won’t bother coming in until next fall. “It’s real slow…

Kids Read to Dog

Kids are able to read to a dog to practice reading aloud without any pressure

DULUTH, Minn.- Children are learning to read aloud with a little help from a k9 named Tanzy. Tanzy and her owner, Carol, visit the West Duluth Public Library giving children who are just learning how to a read practice without any fear of being judged. “As much as parents and teachers and we all love the kids it can get…

Weekend Storm Outcome

Local businesses both struggled and benefited from the storm

DULUTH, Minn. -It may have been stormy this weekend but it is finally starting to warm up a bit. The snow is quickly turning to slush and the grass is visible once again! I spoke with some business owners in the area about the impact of the storm, they said was great economically, but not so great for the physical properties….

Sea of Bowls Tonight

Snow Won't Stop the Sea of Bowls Fundraiser From Happening

DULUTH, Minn.- Snowfall in April has put many plans on hold. But not the 25th annual Sea of Bowls fundraiser. The event is going on right now until 7 p–m. It’s a preview of tomorrow night’s empty bowl event taking place at The Depot. The fundraiser allows people to get a first look at and purchase bowls created by local artists….

MNDot’s Weather Preparation

MNDot is ready for any type of storm at all times of the year

DULUTH, Minn.- Plows were at the ready and salt and sand bags were stocked up, even though we should be well on our way to summer. Officials from the organization said they are always on alert because Minnesota’s weather is so unpredictable. “We have an individual here at MNDot that monitors those incoming storms and that’s how we make our…

The Push for Special Education Funding

The Governor is pushing for a nineteen million dollar increase in special education funding

DULUTH, Minn.- Governor Dayton has proposed an increase in special education funding statewide by nineteen million dollars. The Duluth school district said they could receive around two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of funding if it’s approved. Leaders of the district say the amount is appreciated, but that number is a drop in the bucket considering the district spends about nine million dollars when…

First Saltie of the Season

The Federal Weser docked in the Twin Ports Thursday Night

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Federal Weser vessel made its way through Duluth and docked in the superior side of the harbor Thursday evening. And today the Duluth seaway port authority hosted the first ship ceremony this afternoon to welcome the captain and 22 member crew who began their voyage in Romania. Numerous gifts were given to the crew, including many that…

Northland Community Wellness Day

Event promotes healthy living through education and awareness

DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth teamed up with UMD health services to host Northland Community Wellness Day. The event took place at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center. Its mission is to promote healthy living through education and awareness, showing the community all that is available to them in their own back yard “that they realize that there are…

Shrine Circus Returns to Duluth

AAD Shrine Cirucs comes to AMSOIL Arena for the weekend.

DULUTH, Minn. – The AAD Shrine Circus is in town this weekend! The annual event raises money to support the local shrine organization and funds raised help pay for their day–to–day expenses. “to support us so we can raise money and keep the shrine system going. We function and operate 22 hospitals around the united states and it costs us…

No Candidate Endorsed By DFL in 8th District Congressional Race

After Ten Ballots, all Five DFL Candidates Failed to Reach Sixty Percent of the Vote

DULUTH, Minn.- No DFL endorsement was given to any of the five congressional candidates at the endorsement convention Saturday in Duluth. The race will now come down to a primary election on August 14th. After ten ballots were counted, no candidate reached sixty percent of the vote needed for the endorsement. On the tenth ballot, Leah Phifer was leading the…

Biking for a Cure Team Holds Pool Tournament Fundraiser

Fundraiser Aims to Raise Money for the Annual MS 150 Cycling Event

DULUTH, Minn. – The MS 150 is a two day cycling fundraiser with more than 3,000 cyclists traveling 150 miles from Duluth to the twin cities for one cause, a world free of multiple sclerosis. One team participating in the race goes by the name of the Dragonbots and they hosted a pool tournament this afternoon at the Dubh Linn…

UMD Receives Heroes Welcome

National Championship Celebration took place at AMSOIL Arena Tuesday evening

DULUTH, Minn.- Bulldogs fans started pouring into AMSOIL arena sporting their maroon and gold proudly. Fans of all ages came to the event showing just how important this win is to everyone the community. “Its not just a regional thing, it’s a national thing and two times in ten years, it speaks a lot” said superfan, Bret Haugen. “I was jumping…

Out with the Old, In with the Juul

A small electronic cigarette has become the newest fad

DULUTH, Minn.- A new craze is making its way through the Midwest called ‘juuling.’ Juul’s are a type of electronic, re-chargeable cigarette that is claimed to provide a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes. One Juul ‘pod’, the attachment which contains the nicotine, is equivalent to one pack of cigarettes. “These are specifically made to help people quit smoking with their higher…

Severe Weather Awareness Week Hits the Northland

On Thursday, there will be drills and tests to make sure the city is prepared for any weather condition

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and the National Weather Service is working to make sure the community knows how to stay save in any weather condition. With thunder storm and tornado season approaching, the National Weather Service is issuing drills and tests so people know what to do and how to keep families safe. “keep an eye on the…

Gearing Up for the Champs

UMD bookstore will be getting in National Championship gear starting tomorrow

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD bookstore has been getting ready for weeks, placing contingent merchandise orders with various NCAA vendors. All to make sure the shelves would be full of championship gear if the Bulldogs won the title. And as exciting as this all is, with the new shipment comes more work. “It’s pretty crazy, we’ve had over 500 online orders…

Bulldog Fans Prepare for the National Championship

fans going to the UMD bookstore to buy apparel for tomorrows game

DULUTH, Minn.- You could feel the excitement on campus everywhere you went. Students, faculty, and staff are gearing up for the game of a lifetime. UMD will face off against Notre Dame tomorrow night but until then fans are clearing the shelves of the campus bookstore, buying up all of bulldog merchandise. “Especially today if you look at that table,…

College of St Scholastica Hosts 2018 MICS

Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium helps students connect

DULUTH, Minn.- The College of St Scholastica hosted the twenty eighteen Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium today. The regional conference focuses on combining computer based technology into teaching and learning processes with activities like technical paper sessions, robotics and programming  contests, a keynote address, and a career fair. “It brings students together and allows them to bounce ideas off each…

Native American Doctors Needed

Workshop at UMD Medical School to prepare Native American Students for Medical School interviews.

DULUTH, Minn.- The fifth annual great lakes pre admission workshop took place at the UMD Medical School today. The workshop is intended to attract native american college students who may be considering studying medicine and help increase the number of Native American physicians in the country. “As native people, we have some of the worst health disparities in the country,…

The K9’s of Superior PD Suit Up

Superior Police Department K9 receives donation of a bullet and stab proof vest

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior Police Department K9, Lacka, recently received a bullet and stab proof vest. The vest was donated by a charity in Massachusetts whose mission is to provide protective vests for dogs in law enforcement “The K9’s, just like our human officers, get put into some pretty dangerous situations and so having that kind of protection for them is…

Duluth Celebrates National Community Development Week

The City of Duluth's Community Planning Division hosted an open house at Life House

DULUTH, Minn.- The Community Development Block Grant is a program that provides communities with resources to address community development needs. Those funds make a big difference in Duluth and help support local programs that provide important services like food pantries and soup kitchens, job and training support, and improvements to neighborhood centers and park facilities “We’re trying to think about…

ALLETE Celebrates Yellow Ribbon Designation

ALLETE recognized for its support of military servicemen and women.

DULUTH, Minn.- ALLETE Clean Energy celebrated its yellow ribbon designation this morning in Duluth to recognize its support of veterans, service members and their families. ALLETE is an operator and developer of clean energy projects nationwide. Within the company a group of active employees from corporate develop the best action plan to help military employees and their families. “We recognize that it’s hard on the…

Summer 2018 Construction Projects

Highway 61 in Two Harbors scheduled to begin construction in late July.

DULUTH, Minn.- There are a total of 122 miles of overlays and 16 bridge replacement projects planned for summer 2018, including the reconstruction of Highway 61 in Two Harbors. The project will include updating pavement and intersections, increasing accessibility and replacing old signals. While the ultimate goal is to alleviate traffic in Two Harbors, there will definitely be congestion while the…

Essentia Health Implements New Program for Sexual Assault Victims

The Essentia Health Superior Hospital has collaborated with the St Mary's Medical Center to start a new program for Sexual Assault Victims

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Essentia Health Superior Hospital is doing their part to end sexual assault by starting a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program. The program was adopted from the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth to provide the same level of care no matter the location “Patients sometimes simply don’t have transportation over to Duluth and knowing that they are…

Superior Takes Action to End Sexual Assault

The Mayor of Superior issued a city and county proclamation to declare April Sexual Assault and Awareness Month

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Advocates, survivors, researchers, and allies all gathered this afternoon in superior to start a conversation and take a stand against sexual assault. .The forum was just the beginning of many events that will be held throughout the month as a way to support and combat one of the most under reported and heinous crimes in the community….

Aquarium Hosts First Community Day Event

Aquarium admission and parking were free for residents of Duluth and college students on Monday.

DULUTH, Minn.- An initiative to give locals free access to major tourist attractions around Duluth kicked off today at the lake superior aquarium. It’s called “Community Day.” Mayor Larson started it as a way for local attractions to give back to the community by letting Duluth residents and college students in free for the day. The kick–off was deemed a…

Community Day Initiative Goes Into Effect

Duluth tourist attractions have free admission on select dates for residents and students

DULUTH, Minn. – The goal of Community Days is to inform residents of Duluth more about where their tourist tax dollars are going. Through August, multiple organizations are setting aside a day where Duluth residents and students can enjoy them for free. On Monday the first such event will be held at the Great Lakes Aquarium. “We ramped up our shows,…

Good Friday March

Rather than having just a church service, the Loaves and Fishes community had their annual Good Friday march.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Loaves and Fishes community decided to take to the streets of downtown Duluth for the annual Good Friday march. But organizers say the movement is about so much more than just religion. “About how we are mindful of class, race, sexual orientation and how we’re being inclusive to all those who might have lived different experiences than…

Northland’s Battle of the Books

Lester Park Elementary students participate in the 10th annual competition.

DULUTH, Minn.- 4th and 5th graders at Lester Park Elementary participated in the 10th annual Battle of the Books competition today. Students are broken up into teams and have 30 seconds to answer questions about 12 different books they have been reading throughout the year. “Kids enjoy reading from a variety of genres, it improves their comprehension, and the teamwork aspect…

Easter Brunch at JJ Astor

The restaurant created a special Easter brunch menu with new items.

DULUTH, Minn. – Numerous restaurants are gearing up for what’s expected to be a busy Easter Sunday. One of those places will be JJ Astor at the Radisson. That restaurant expects around 400 people for its buffet on Easter, meaning they will be cooking up about 60 pounds of turkey and 100 pounds of pork. And get this, three hundred…

AILRC Hosts Spring Feast

The American Indian Learning Resource Center celebrates the start of a new year for the Ojibwe tribe.

DULUTH, Minn.- With the start of spring comes the start of a new year for the Ojibwe tribe; Which means it’s time for their annual feast at UMD. The American Indian Learning Resource Center collaborated with the Dance and Drum Exhibition from Northland community schools for the event, which serves as a way for students to experience the Ojibwe culture while…

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center’s Newest and Youngest Lifetime Member

9 year old saves up $1,000 to become a Life time member of the Lake Superior Maritime Museum.

DULUTH, Minn.- Evin Poquette lives in Hayward. He has loved boats since he was 4 years old. The nicknamed ‘boat nerd’ visits the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center so often that two years ago he decided to start saving up to become a lifetime member. Instead of birthday presents, Evin would ask for money towards his membership. He even mowed his…

3rd Huskies Hot Stove Of 2018

Huskies front office invites community to talk baseball over beer and food.

DULUTH, Minn.- Summer may not be here just yet, but the Duluth Huskies sure know how to stay relevant in the off season. The organization hosted its third “Huskies Hot Stove” event of the year at Carmody Irish Pub to talk all things baseball all to get baseball fans excited for the upcoming season. “Fans get to ask me questions on…

Gentle Giant Visits Hospice House

A dog with a big heart and the ability to lower anxiety and depression.

DULUTH, Minn.- Nova is a 2 year old 120 pound Newfoundland that began her therapy dog career at just 6 months old. She has already made more than 150 visits and clocked over 700 hours of service time. Folks here at Solvay say nova has been a great addition to the team. “I typically find someone that is hopeless, depressed, sad,…

Onyx Apartment Complex Nearing Completion

Superior's new luxurious apartment complex is set to be completed by summer 2018.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Onyx apartment complex is well underway, raising the standards of living in the superior community. The complex will have a fitness center, community room, heated garage parking, and even a pet spa. It also provides a healthier environment for its tenants with an h–vac system to ensure fresh air supply to the units. “It just gives…