Author: Natalie Noury

Humane Society Presents Upcoming Events at Head of the Lakes Fair

SUPERIOR, Wis.– One vendor at the Head of the Lakes Fair is happy to have the opportunity to teach the public about animals. The Humane Society of Douglas County is set up in the livestock barn at the fair Wednesday through Saturday afternoons to talk to the public about animals, their health, and the current pets at the shelter. This…

Ely Blueberry Fest Canceled

ELY, Minn.– Ely’s Blueberry/Art Festival is canceled due to severe storm damage, after returning from an off year last year. Some images from the Festival on Friday night, taken by Ryan Tischer of Duluth’s Tischer Art Gallery who had a booth there, show the extent of the damage. A severe thunderstorm bringing 60 to 70 mile per hour winds blew…

AICHO’s Indigenous Food, Art Market Saturday

DULUTH, Minn.– An Indigenous Food and Arts Market is coming back to Duluth’s Central Hillside community this Saturday. It’s put on by the American Indian Community Housing Organization, known as AICHO. The market offers a local and diverse variety of indigenous food, artwork and handmade goods. Organizers tell us about 500 people showed up in July. “I’m not sure there’s…

28th Taste of Greece Preparations Underway

DULUTH, Minn.– The Taste of Greece Festival makes its return to the Marshall School this Saturday and Sunday for its 28th year. This two-day, free festival, showcases Greek culture through music, dance, and delicious food, drinks, and pastries. After serving pre-packaged meals during the pandemic last year, being able to prepare food and serve close to three thousand people in-person…

Duluth Downtown Farmers Market Canceled for Rest of Season

DULUTH, Minn.– On Thursday morning, the Greater Downtown Council called off Duluth’s downtown farmers market for the 2021 summer season. Some of the reasons include farmers having trouble growing produce from the drought, and not being able to staff both the farms and their stands. One member of the market says “it’s sad” to hear of the cancellation, as so…

Great Outdoors Explores Gooseberry Falls

TWO HARBORS, Minn.– Drought conditions are common throughout the upper Midwest right now and that’s impacting some of the many tourist destinations up the North Shore, but Gooseberry Falls is still expecting a busy peak visitation stretch, despite the current lower water levels. Gooseberry Falls is described as the gateway to the North Shore. Located just 15 minutes North of…

Saint Luke’s Hosting Hiring Event

DULUTH, Minn.– The healthcare industry is having trouble finding new workers, especially after it was overwhelmed with demand from the pandemic. Saint Luke’s is holding a hiring event Tuesday and Wednesday to encourage a new generation of healthcare workers to sign up. Some areas they are looking to fill are the nursing and hospitality departments. They also need medical assistants…

Dogs and Drinks Event Hosted by Northern Lakes Rescue

DULUTH, Minn.– Northern Lakes Rescue have been doing pop events where they’re bringing their dogs, like Yetti, out into the community to hopefully find their forever home. Northern Lakes Rescue is a foster home- based rescue for dogs, who are saved from a variety of situations, whether they are in kill shelters, chained and abandoned, or strays on the streets….

Lake Superior College Offering Firefighting Course

DULUTH, Minn.– Lake Superior College is offering a firefighting education course this fall that includes all of the requirements needed to become a full-time firefighter. 22 people are needed to fill the course, so the college is looking for at least 6 more to sign up. The class offers everything needed to pursue a firefighting career, like learning how to…

Construction Employment Opportunities on the Rise

DULUTH, Minn.– Although certain construction projects were put on hold throughout the country, Duluth has continued on, in full-force, and is looking for more employees to help continue growing the city. From Vision Northland to the “can of worms”, there is no shortage of construction projects around town. The Director of Planning and Economic Development with the city, says that…

Federal Infrastructure Potential Impacts on Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.– Leaders representing towns and cities across Minnesota, got together to talk about the federal infrastructure bill in Congress. Mayor Emily Larson spoke at the news conference, outlining the ways Duluth can benefit from the federal funding. She would like to see some of it go to the Duluth Port which brings in close to $1.4 billion dollars in…

HotRods 4 HotWheels Looking to Promote Relationships with Law Enforcement

HERMANTOWN, Minn.– A Duluth man is finding a way to thank police and fire departments after surviving a car accident 9 years ago, and was helped by first responders. HotRods 4 HotWheels makes its debut this year, as a cruise that starts in Hermantown, to raise money for hot wheels to give to local fire and police departments in Carlton…

Annual Lake Superior Day Celebration Returns to Barkers Island

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– The Lake Superior Day celebration returns to Barkers Island today where live music, food and stand-up paddle boarding is bringing people of all ages together to enjoy this hot summer day, and learn a little more about our Great Lake. Lake Superior Day is annually the third Sunday in July where numerous communities around Lake Superior get together…

Biker Crashes on Trail in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.– The Duluth Fire Department responded to a 54 year-old female that had fallen from her bike, on a steep trail in the 40th Avenue West and Skyline Parkway area. The patient was brought to safety and was conscious upon transportation to a local hospital for examination. Duluth firefighters add to always remain cautious on the trails and to…

Reggae Fest Returns to Bayfront Festival Park

DULUTH, Minn.– Thousands of people came from all over the country today to celebrate the 15th annual Reggae Fest here at Bayfront Festival Park Reggae Fest is a celebration of world music that spreads positive messages and unifies people from all backgrounds. For the performers, being able to join the community again, and share their passion for music and celebration…

Broadway Square Vintage Market Bringing Old-Fashioned Back

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– The Spirit Room Cocktail Bar and Lady Outlaw Vintage Clothing Store teamed up this summer to bring the Broadway Square Vintage Market to Superior. This vintage market brings in vendors and craftspeople from different areas of the Mid-West to collaborate and sell vintage items from the 1920’s to the 90’s. The event also features different hand made goods,…

City of Superior Receives ‘America in Bloom’ Grant

This grant will allow the city to plant more than 300 different trees and plants, along different parks and trails in the city.

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– The City of Superior received a grant from a national organization to fill the city with more gardens. This grant will allow the city to plant more than 300 different trees and plants, along different parks and trails in the city. Superior was selected by America in Bloom after writing a proposal as the organization hopes to highlight…

UMD Land Lab Offering Summer Day Camps

DULUTH, Minn.– Summer camps are in full swing, and the UMD Land Lab is sponsoring a unique and free summer day camp opportunity for Duluth area high school students. This camp will allow high schoolers a hands on experience with harvesting vegetables, learning sustainable living skills, working with honeybees, and visiting the UMD campus for a sustainability tour. Through the…

‘Let’s Taco ‘Bout a Job’ Fair at Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center

DULUTH, Minn.– The Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation center hosted “Let’s Taco ‘Bout a Job” Tuesday on Saint Louis Avenue of Park Point, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM, which is a job fair to recruit new employees for the center. Healthcare professionals have predicted a “burnout period” for current workers in the industry who have been working hard through the…

‘Raise Our Standards Tour’ Held on Park Point with Community Resistance

DULUTH, Minn.– Tuesday evening on Park Point, The Center of the American Experiment held an event at the Lafayette Park Community Center, after being denied at four Duluth locations in one month because of pressure from some in the community. The is the 17th stop in Minnesota for the “Raise Our Standards Tour” focusing on the state’s draft social studies…

Ruth’s Local Greens Makes a Nutritional Impact in the Twin Ports

Two Students from UMD started a business only 5 months ago, and are making an impact already through the Twin Ports.

DULUTH, Minn.– Two UMD students came together earlier this year to figure out how to bring a little more green to the Twin Ports in a local and sustainable way. Wanting to explore ways to provide nutritious food to the Northland led them to find a creative and year-round way to provide these healthy products. “We always had an interest…

Spirit Mountain Offering Events Through the Summer

DULUTH, Minn.– Back in May, Mayor Larson proposed a $24 million dollar plan to help bring Spirit Mountain back to its full potential. The $24 million dollar proposed plan would be funded 50% by state bonding, 25% by Duluth tourism tax revenue, and 25% by Spirit Mountain. By doing so, Mayor Larson says hundreds of new jobs would be made,…

Fire at AmericInn Hotel Still Under Investigation

PROCTOR, Minn.– An investigation is underway in Proctor after fire broke out this morning at a hotel in town. Crews responded to the AmericInn Hotel around 10:45 AM on Monday morning along US highway 2, near Blackwoods. The hotel was fully booked at the time, but everyone was evacuated safely with no injuries. The flames were limited to the exterior…

Local Union Volunteers Help Restore Wellstone Memorial

EVELETH, Minn. — Almost 20 years after the plane crash that killed Paul and Sheila Wellstone, their son David, and local volunteers came out to restore portions of the memorial and paid their respects. On October 25th, 2002, the plane that Paul, Sheila, their daughter, and three staff members were on crashed just before reaching the Eveleth airport. The memorial…

Destructive Fire in Downtown Virginia

VIRGINIA, Minn.– Fire crews in Virginia spent several hours battling a structure fire earlier today, which burned near several downtown businesses. The fire started around 10:30 this morning on the 300 block of Chestnut street in Virginia above the “Rocks the Jewelers” store building. The jewelry store owners heard a pop from the back of the building in one of…

City Urges Public to be Aware of Swim Condition Warnings

DULUTH, Minn.– Last year there were 25 water emergencies through the city of Duluth, and this year there are already 20. But with two of the most recent happening last week, the Duluth Fire Department and Park Point lifeguards who are urging swimmers to be aware of quickly changing conditions. In one of the most common areas for rip currents…

Superior Fire Department Trains on Old Manning Motel

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– The Superior Fire Department had its turn to practice on the old Manning Motel today after the Superior and Douglas County SWAT teams used it yesterday. The crews began the first of three days training, as new and former firefighters practiced rescue scenarios. Firefighters were eager to have a flat roof to train on, which they don’t encounter…

Hi-Hat Legend Gordy Dies at 93

CLOQUET, Minn.– For over 60 years, Gordy’s Hi-Hat restaurant has been home to good food and great family, but yesterday, they had to say goodbye to the man who started it all, and he leaves behind a legacy that touched the lives of so many people. Since the Wednesday morning announcement of his passing, people from all over the country…

Wilderness Experience Teaching Kids About Pioneers Through Camp

DULUTH, Minn.– Wilderness Experience in Duluth is a locally focused outdoor ministry, offering summer camp programs that teach kids about nature, the woods, and faith. Pioneers Camp for kids in kindergarten to 2nd grade helps youngsters learn how to explore and work in the woods like the pioneers did. The lessons include working with farm animals and preparing garden beds…

Lake Superior Art Glass and Love Creamery Offering Special Glass Blowing Sessions

DULUTH, Minn.– Lake Superior Art Glass and Love Creamery have partnered up for a special designer class this month. People of all ages are able to come to the glass blowing studio in Canal Park to design an ice cream dish with a professional, and receive a free pint of ice cream from Love Creamery as well. With a variety…

Bent Paddle Flips City Street Into Year-Round Green Space

DULUTH, Minn.– The dreary weather on Tuesday was actually perfect for Bent Paddle Brewing Company’s new green space in development on what used to be a city street. It’s located on 19th Avenue West between the brewery and Bent Paddle’s production warehouse in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Craft District, which was approved by the city. The goal is to not only…

Duluth Huskies and Salvation Army Pair Up for Every Monday Matters

DULUTH, Minn.– For the 7th summer baseball season, the Duluth Huskies and Salvation Army have partnered up for “Every Monday Matters”. This is an opportunity for fans to donate toiletries or non-perishable food to the Duluth Salvation Army and in return receive a voucher for dollar hot dogs on these Monday night home games at Wade Stadium. The General Manager…

Duluth Art Institute at Lincoln Park Offering Summer Camps

DULUTH, Minn.– The Duluth Art Institute at Lincoln Park began their sculpture and plaster camp on Monday, July 5th, where the young artists were able to let their imaginations run wild. This weeks art class teaches children about wildlife in North America, and hopes to inspire them to learn and appreciate different species through art and sculpting. “They’re going to…

Workforce Development Creates Guide to Help with Employee Shortage

DULUTH, Minn.– Duluth Workforce Development is finding a way to help out, to hopefully prevent more local businesses from having to close its doors due to labor shortages. Workforce Development put together a guide with strategies both current and long term, to suggest ways employers can recruit new employees, and find a way to fully-staff their businesses again. This comes…

Duluth Police Department Reminds Community to Drive Safe this Weekend

DULUTH, Minn.– With an increased number of motor vehicle accidents every year around the Fourth of July, the Duluth Police Department is telling the community to always be aware when driving, to avoid any accidents. Extra officers will be patrolling the roads this weekend, foot traffic and vehicle traffic are expected to pick up especially around the waterfront this weekend,…

Duluth Fire Department Warns About Dry Conditions and Fireworks

DULUTH, Minn.– It will be a very hot and dry weekend for the holiday but the Duluth Fire Department reminds the community that even though we have had some rain, there is still a high fire danger warning. With fireworks, campfires, and grills expected to be in use all weekend, there is still high potential that if you don’t extinguish…

Country Jam Kicks off Fourth of July Festivities in Bayfront Festival Park

DULUTH, Minn.– Country Jam made its return to the stage tonight in Bayfront Festival Park and after a year off from social gatherings and festivities, the event was a welcome change for the community. The Fourth of July festivities began Friday night in the park, and among the thousands of people who came to watch the show, one spectator in…

DTA Looking for Feedback on New Transit Routes

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) is continuing the Better Bus Blueprint, which is a re-design of its transit route to be more accessible for new housing and employment areas around the city. In the public outreach part of the process, the DTA is looking for feedback from the community about what they think of the recommended draft…