Author: Mason Kroll

New Warming Center in Lincoln Park Opens on February 7th

DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday, a new warming center in the Lincoln Park neighborhood will be opening its doors. The new nearly half-a-million-dollar warming shelter in the Lincoln Park Community Center has space for 50 to 100 people depending on staffing. After four years of temporary spaces, officials with the Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority believe they have finally found…

Larsmont Cottages hosts Chinese New Year Meal

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – It’s officially the year of the Tiger as Tuesday kicked off the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year. The Ledge Rock Grille at the Larsmont Cottages in Two Harbors held a festive meal today in honor of the holiday. Classic Chinese dishes were served up such as pork spring rolls and general…

KYN: The Local Bar and Grille in Ashland is Open for Business

ASHLAND, Wis. – “We are really excited to be a part of the community here,” The Local Bar and Grille co-owner, Bradley Moullet says. A new restaurant in Ashland, Wisconsin is open for business. The Local Bar and Grille opened in December and has taken over a building known for hosting events in the community. “It has a lot of…

Warm Weather Brings People to the Dog Park

DULUTH, Minn.-On Monday, it was a beautiful day to get outside for both people and their pets. Jean Duluth Dog Park found along Jean Duluth Road offers a 3.5-acre fenced in space for people and their dogs to roam and enjoy the fresh air. Greta Borgeson and her dog Remi decided it was a good time to break the routine…

Minnesota Nice Dog Company: Duluth Themed Shirts

DULUTH, Minn. – A local pet-sitting business has started a new venture that’ll also support animals in return. The owner of Twin Ports Pet Sitters has started ‘Minnesota Nice Dog Company.’ It’s an online T-shirt company that gives 5 percent of its profits to animal charities and groups in the Duluth area. The shirts have animal-themed sayings like “Minnesota… Land…

Bell Bank and Bent Paddle Present Check to Amberwing

DULUTH, Minn. – A place in Duluth well known for helping Northland families is getting a financial boost all thanks to a fundraising effort by some local businesses. Bell Bank hosted a ceremony Tuesday presenting a check with their partner Bent Paddle to benefit the Amberwing organization. The money was given to aid Amberwing’s mission in supporting youth and adolescent…

Goodwill in Need of Winter Clothing Donations

DULUTH, Minn. – If you have winter clothes that are going unused, Goodwill tells us they are running low on them and could use more donations. The Goodwill on Garfield Ave has been seeing a lot of customers come through especially on the weekend as shoppers come in for the sales. There, they are currently running low on clothing items…

UMD hosts Intro to Winter Camping Class

DULUTH, Minn. – Getting outside more during these colder months has it’s challenges, but for some, it’s the perfect time of year to do some winter camping. The University of Minnesota Duluth held an intro to winter camping session Monday at the Bagley Nature Area. Topics included proper warmth attire, food necessities, and reliable heat sources. One UMD student with…

University of Wisconsin Superior Hits New Enrollment Record

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The University of Wisconsin Superior saw a record number of students enroll for this spring semester. According to University officials, after an sharp increase in total enrollment last fall the positive trend is continued in the spring semester, with an 8% increase year-over-year, marking a five-year high in undergraduate, new and transfer students, as well as graduate students. The…

Getting Outside in Below Zero Temps

DULUTH, Minn.-Some people decided they still wanted to get outside today, even if it meant bundling up a bit more. Down in canal park, people were out and about taking in the sights and sounds the lake walk has to offer. Temperatures dipping below zero was no threat to a couple of birders who came all the way from Indiana…

Duluth Art Institute hosts After School Art Program for Teens

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Art Institute in Lincoln Park hosted an after school art program Tuesday for teenagers around Duluth. The bi-weekly program is free for teenage students who may have an interest in art and are looking for an outlet to learn and express their creativity. Students can work on projects for school or start one from scratch. Supplies and…

Bayfield, Winter Destination Hot Spot

BAYFIELD, Wis.-If you’re looking for a fun getaway this winter, Bayfield may be the spot for you. Bayfield has been seeing an uptick in tourism as it’s many recreations attract people to the area. From Nordic skiing at Mount Ashwabay to hiking Myers Beach to see the sea caves, tourists have countless options when it comes to getting out and…

Destination Duluth takes on Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn.-Today, Destination Duluth photographers took on the slopes of Spirit Mountain. Destination Duluth is a non-profit organization that is made up of more than 200 photographers that volunteer their work for select social media platforms. These photos are used to show how unique and beautiful the city of Duluth is, and some have received more than 7 million impressions…

SD-7 DFL Announces Contactless Caucus for 2022

DULUTH, Minn.-The senate district 7 DFL says it’s holding caucuses online again for this election season. In light of the recent spike in Covid cases, the DFL SAYS IT feels this is the best solution to keep people safe while participating in the convention, which will be held virtually between April 8th and April 15th. SD-7 DFL’s 2020 convention was…

Duluth Fire Suspects Human Cause of Esmond Building Fire

DULUTH, Minn.-An official cause of the fire at the condemned Esmond building in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is still unknown tonight, but Duluth fire officials suspect it was human-caused. Due to the extent of the damage, it is still unsafe for crews to conduct thorough investigation. Construction services through the city of Duluth have issued a demolition order allowing thirty…

Wisconsin Healthcare Systems Under Pressure

Wisconsin healthcare systems are still under pressure due to the increase of COVID cases and staffing shortages. In Wisconsin, 95 percent of intensive and intermediate care beds are currently in use, and 13,000 thousand new cases were reported in the state. To provide relief to Wisconsin hospitals, since October, DHS has recruited 626 new healthcare workers, and the state is…

Lake Superior Ice Festival is Back Jan. 28-29

The Lake Superior Ice Festival is back for its sixth year at its current capacity. There are a lot of new activities happening this year including an ice carousel, hot air balloon rides, mini golf, live music, and a ton more. The family orientated event in and around Barker’s Island that will also have activities targeted for kids like ice…

Building Material Prices on the Upswing

DULUTH, Minn.-For those looking to build or remodel their homes this year, now is the time to start planning. Lumber prices are on the upswing right now as production has been slow due to the pandemic. Also, these prices are high due to the doubling of Canadian tariffs, dramatic wildfires, and high demand. There are still disruptions in the supply…

Beargrease Patio Pub Kickoff Event at Ursa Minor Brewing

DULUTH, Minn.-There was a patio pub kickoff at Ursa Minor Brewing on Monday in preparation for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, one of many fundraising efforts happening this month. Beargrease had a special deal for $10 bucks at Ursa where people could get a pint of beer with a commemorative glass to keep. A few mushers even showed up…

Lake Superior College Ready For Spring Semester

DULUTH, Minn. – Believe it or not, the spring semester at Lake Superior College is set to begin this Monday. But Thursday, it was a kick-off event at the college to help new and returning students ease into everything as stress-free as possible, instead of everything on day one. Students could purchase books, find their classrooms ahead of time, get…

Focus on Fitness, Mental Health for New Year’s Resolutions at Svalja Yoga

The yoga studio offers a diverse array of weekly classes including strength-based workouts, cardio-based classes like piyo, and stress relief programs.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s time to kick off those new years resolutions, and for those who have yoga on your list, Svalja is the place to start. The yoga studio in Duluth offers a diverse array of weekly classes including strength-based workouts, cardio-based classes like piyo, and stress relief programs. The in-depth training and workshops provided are intended to assist people…

New Years Day Barely Organized Hartley Run

An annual run meant for fun and starting the new year off right, runners, skiers, and snowshoers showed up to break in 2022 getting some exercise outside.

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite today’s frigid cold temps, some Northlanders wanted to start 2022 surrounded by the Great Outdoors of Hartley Park in Duluth for The Barely Organized New Years Day Trail Run. An annual run meant for fun and starting the new year off right, runners, skiers, and snowshoers showed up to break in 2022 getting some exercise outside. The…

Sledding Fun at Bagely Nature Area

Despite the frigid cold, families still took advantage of all the snow and went sledding at Bagely Nature Area Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite the frigid cold, families still took advantage of all the snow and went sledding at Bagely Nature Area Saturday. We caught up with one little girl who says she loves doing things like building a snowman or making snow angels in the snow. But today, tubing was the activity of choice, and she loves the thrill of…

CHUM Christmas Eve Vigil Recognizes Increasing Lives Lost to Homelessness

DULUTH, Minn.- CHUM held their annual Christmas Eve vigil Friday on the steps of Duluth City Hall… marking a grim milestone in the city’s ongoing battle against homelessness. This vigil remembers persons who have experienced homelessness and have died this year. Homelessness and drug overdose are growing issues in Duluth, and organizers say the housing crisis has not helped. Over…

VFW Gives Away Free Meals for Christmas

DULUTH, Minn.- The VFW in Lincoln Park gave away free meals today in spirit of Christmas. Anybody in, or outside the community was welcome to enjoy a hot meal of all the fix-ins: mashed potatoes, turkey, cranberry sauce and more. All of the food was donated from the community and from businesses like Kwik Trip, Perkins, and Super One. Because…

Maya Family Restaurant Staying Busy this Holiday Season

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Maya Family Mexican Restaurant in Hermantown has been seeing an uptick in sales this holiday season. After being shut down last year during the holidays, the restaurant was unsure how business would be this go-around. With Bentleyville and the Miller Hill Mall bringing in groups of people to the area, the restaurant is pleased to see…

Frost River Wins ‘Lights On!’ Holiday Contest Again

DULUTH, Minn. – For the second year in a row, Frost River has won the Lights On! holiday style contest. Lights On! is an ongoing event that takes place in the Lincoln Park Craft District as a fun way for businesses to express their holiday spirit through decoration. Frost River was named the winner based on their use of greenery,…

Duluth’s ‘Sled Sheds’ Are Back This Winter!

DULUTH, Minn. -The Duluth Parks and Rec has brought back “Sled Sheds” this winter. A free sledding opportunity, Sled Sheds can be utilized by anyone who wants to go out and have some fun in the snow. These sheds can be found at three locations, Lincoln Park, Leif Erickson Park, Portland Square, and a fourth shed location will be coming…

NAPA Auto Parts Gives Away $1,000 Certificates

DULUTH, Minn. -Nine lucky winners were awarded $1,000 gift certificates to be used at auto care centers around the Twin Ports. NAPA Auto Parts in west Duluth hosted the certificate giveaway today in light of the holiday season. Recipients were nominated by their loved ones, and were selected by shop owners after being determined to be the most deserving of…

Santa Visits Steve O’Neil Apartments

DULUTH, Minn. -The Steve O’Neil Apartments had a special visitor today. Santa Claus stopped by to visit with families in celebration of the holiday season. Children in attendance received gifts as well as cookies made from staff. Families were able to take pictures with Santa while enjoying Christmas classics from keyboardist Samuel Black. “A real festive day for the community…

Fairlawn Mansion Hosts Twinkling Evenings

DULUTH, Minn. –Fairlawn Mansion in Superior hosts Twinkling Evenings. Each room in the mansion is decorated with trees and other Christmas d├ęcor. Guests are welcome to treats and are challenged to find all the hidden snow globes throughout the mansion. Though the tour is self-guided, hosts are there to share the history and customs once held at Fairlawn. “Christmas was…

UMD Students Head Home After Last Day of Last Semester of 2021

The first semester back to full operations after the pandemic forced UMD to limit the number of face-to-face classes last academic season.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD students wrapped up their final day of classes for the semester today. It was the first semester back to full operations after the pandemic forced UMD to limit the number of face-to-face classes last academic season. It was a quiet last day on campus, as many students wrapped up their final tests and prepared to head home…

‘Thrifters’ in Duluth Seeing Calmer Business After Busy Early Holiday Shopping Season

Thrifters opened up on East 4th Street this past summer and has a variety of jackets, boots, hats, and much more for shoppers looking for certain brand names like Under Armour.

DULUTH, Minn.- The holiday crowds are starting to die down at one local thrift store in Duluth, which has plenty of options for those last-minute gifts. Thrifters opened up on East 4th Street this past summer and has a variety of jackets, boots, hats, and much more for shoppers looking for certain brand names like Under Armour. Staff there say…