Author: Natalie Noury

Duluth Offers Advice on How to be Ready for Heat Wave with Pets and Children

By knowing the heat index, experts suggest being aware of your limitations, and by not pushing them when there is heat like this.

DULUTH, Minn.–With temperatures in the high 80’s, and in some areas the 90’s this weekend, experts are trying to remind the community to not take any unnecessary risks when it comes to your children and pets in this weather. If you’re planning on taking your dog out to play or for a run, Animal Allies suggests doing it earlier or…

Essentia Health Tells How to Recognize Signs of a Heat Stroke

DULUTH, Minn.– As the Duluth Fire Department teaches us how to beat the heat, Essentia Health is also educating the public on signs to look for that indicate having a heat stroke. Some of the most common signs include physically looking unwell, fatigue and perspiration. But these symptoms can lead to confusion, disorientation, and sometimes even passing out. Essentia Health…

Carr’s Hobby Personal Train Collection For Final Auction

DULUTH, Minn.– A major auction is happening this weekend at Nordic Auction in Duluth as they work to sell many unique items from the late owner of Carr’s Hobby Shop. Jack Carr’s personal collection is attracting people from all over the country and even international buyers online. There have been seven auctions already with items from Mr. Carr, but this…

Vandalism Found at Bay View Elementary School

PROCTOR, Minn.– This past weekend, Bay View Elementary School in Proctor discovered vandalism to its playground, after students worked so hard, planting and improving their yard for spring. According to the superintendent, John Engelking, it was a very disappointing discovery of the graffiti on the playground, along with multiple plants ripped up. It took multiple members of staff and about…

Inline Marathon Celebrating 25 Year Anniversary

DULUTH, Minn.– The Inline Marathon announced its in-person return this summer, after holding the race virtually last year. They expect over 2,000 applicants, and announced a couple of new additions for the festival being held September 17th through the 19th. As they celebrate the races 25th anniversary, they introduced new branding, themes, and even a new race director, Zach Burns….

Grandmothers and Veterans for Peace Gathered to Map Out War Spending

DULUTH, Minn. — In Duluth on the Lake Walk today, Grandmothers for Peace and Veterans for Peace gathered to draw attention to both the human and financial costs of war. They set up signs citing numbers from a Brown University study called “The Costs of War Project” that analyzed how many people have been affected by conflicts and how much…

Duluth Fire Department Introduces New Car Extraction Tool

DULUTH, Minn.–The Duluth Fire Department went to Bayside Recycling this morning for their annual car extraction training. This annual training is aimed at keeping the fire department sharp while being ready to respond to any situation. So far in 2021, there have been 149 deaths from car crashes which is already 42 more than this time last year. Duluth Fire…

Mont du Lac Resort Announces Grand Opening of New Marina

SUPERIOR, Wis. —¬† Mont du Lac resort in Superior, has a new addition. A boat marina is now open at the resort that offers jet-ski rentals, boat launch, tubing, and other options. But the resort is most excited to offer activities during all four seasons. Bridgette Duffy, the Resorts Sales and Marketing Manager said, “pushing into the summer operations and…

Duluth Public Library Announces Summer Reading Program

DULUTH, Minn.–The Duluth Public Library begins its annual Summer Reading Program June 1st, and can’t wait to welcome children of all ages back through its doors to pick up their books. This annual program invites children to read daily and log their reading times through an online tracker to compete for different prizes like gift cards or toys. “It’s incredibly…

Flag Raising Ceremony in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. — There was a giant flag dedication ceremony held at Lakehead Constructors on Winter Street in Superior today. They unveiled the new 120′ pole, that fly’s a 30′ x 50′ American flag. They hope in honor of Memorial Day, this will be a sign of unity, and honor those who have fought, and given the ultimate sacrifice for…

Food Giveaway Held in Hermantown

HERMANTOWN, Minn.– As the pandemic continues, the AEOA in Hermantown sponsored a food distribution site which is part of a program from the USDA. They started out with 1300 boxes, handing out 300 in the first half-hour. “This is extremely important to everybody, to the entire economy, both those farmers, and those who really need it, just to put food…

UWS and WITC Collaborate to Offer More Opportunities

SUPERIOR, Wis.– UWS and WITC signed documents this morning that certified a partnership that will offer their students more opportunities. A University Transfer Degree option will allow students to combine classes from the two colleges to pursue an associate of arts or science degree from WITC. The goal is to prepare students to enter baccalaureate programs at junior status by…

Forest Service Offers Tips on How To Prevent Wildfires

DULUTH, Minn.– The Superior National Forest is reminding the public of the near-critical fire conditions in the Northland as the amount of rain we’ve seen is low, and showers have been spotty. As some areas experience droughts, the foliage is extra dry this spring. Wildfires are a huge concern this time of year, and prevention is a priority, “we just…

Superior Farmers Market Opens Season

SUPERIOR, Wis.– The Superior Farmers market kicked off its season this week. Local vendors and farmers came out to set up on the 1200 Block of Banks Avenue. Local farmers tell us events like these remind the public off all the hard work that goes into their products. Sue Ann Dumke, the Market Manager and Owner of Brule River Farm…

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Reminds Boaters to Stay Safe

DULUTH, Minn. — Memorial Day is coming up and Duluth is preparing for a traffic-filled weekend on the lake. Last year, boat sales increased due to the pandemic, but because of those increased sales, boating accidents also rose by 20%. With the holiday weekend and summer weather approaching, it is important to remember how to boat safely. Steve Daniel, a…

European Sailors Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations at St. Lukes

DULUTH, Minn. — St. Luke’s opened its doors to European sailors from the ship MV Isolda, to receive the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. A Bulgarian sailor who has been in the business for 27 years, received his shot today and spoke of its importance. He said as the crew sails internationally, getting the vaccine was a priority as they’ve…

Home Improvement Businesses Working to Stay Stocked in the Twin Ports

TWIN PORTS — Home improvement season is among us, and hardware stores are having trouble keeping their shelves stocked. There is a nation-wide shortage on paint, and the price of lumber has sky-rocketed over the last year. Currently more people are working on home improvement projects across the country driving up demand on lumber, which is also being impacted by…

Superior Fire Department Warns Public About Dry Conditions Causing Wildfires

SUPERIOR, Wis.– With warmer weather on the way, that means people are going to start doing more outdoor activities especially having camp fires. But with those comes the dangers of a possible wildfire. This spring is drier than normal, and the Superior Fire Department is warning the public to be smart, as an increased amount of wildfires are happening in…

COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children 12-15 Years Old

DULUTH, Minn.– With the recent approval from the CDC allowing children as young as 12 to be vaccinated, Northland healthcare providers are getting even busier as more people come in to get the shots. Children have always dreaded shots and vaccinations, until now. It was finally announced that the COVID-19 vaccine is available for kids ages 12-15, which means, they…

Duluth Public Library Hosting Annual Bookmark Competition

DULUTH, Minn.– The Duluth Public Library is holding its annual bookmark contest, and submissions are wanted. The library wants children to submit their bookmark designs to encourage reading, art and creativity together. The staff will pick six winners and print them out to distribute during the summer. “We want kids to feel connected with the library, so any way that…

Zeitgeist Arts Cafe Re-Opening and Looking to Community for Ideas

DULUTH, Minn.– New and exciting things are happening around Duluth, and a local non-profit restaurant is getting ready to welcome customers back inside with some major changes. The cafe that was housed at Zeitgeist plans to open in August after being closed since last summer. It will likely look a lot different as the non-profit is seeking restaurant entrepreneurs who…

Leadership Duluth Excited to Return to In-Person Sessions

DULUTH, Minn.– A local leadership program is happy to be back to meeting in-person this week. Leadership Duluth, which is a development and networking program for emerging leaders in the community, went on their first in-person session since last October during a class at the Underground Theater at The Depot. We spoke to Director, Martha Bremer, earlier today to talk…

Douglas County Veterans Office to Plant 5,000 Flags in Cemeteries of Fallen Soldiers for Memorial Day

SUPERIOR, Wis.– With Memorial Day around the corner, the Douglas County Veterans Office is looking for flag planters to honor military members lost in the line of duty. The goal is to plant 5,000 flags in cemeteries around Superior including Greenwood, Riverside, Hebrew and Graceland Cemeteries. “Memorializing and giving tribute to the people who helped us get here is very…

Grandmas Marathon to Allow Spectators and Post-Race Celebration at Bayfront Festival Park

DULUTH, Minn.– Since more restrictions were lifted, one of Duluth’s most popular events of the summer is back with an in-person race and more. It was a welcome turn of events for Grandmas Marathon, when they found out restrictions had been lifted, and they are more than excited to announce spectators will be invited, and the post-race celebration will go…

National Salvation Army Week begins in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.– Today marks the first day of National Salvation Army week to fund-raise for the organization which has a budget of nearly three million dollars. 60% of that comes from private donors. Dan Williamson, the Development Director at the Duluth Salvation Army said that “2020 was the year of the giver, people just gave and we are just so…

The Historical Old Central High School Sells for $3 Million

DULUTH, Minn. — A famous landmark in Duluth is officially being sold. The historical Old Central High School is selling for $3 million dollars to Saturday Properties, which intends on restoring the property and maintaining its historic beauty while turning it into 121 housing units. Superintendent John Magas, says the school is one of the most iconic buildings in Duluth,…

Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors Ready to Operate for the Summer

TWO HARBORS, Minn.– Minnesota Governor Tim Walz yesterday announced the loosening of many restrictions beginning today including getting rid of mandatory closure times at bars and restaurants while eliminating outdoor dining limits. We caught up with leadership from Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors who says they’re eager to operate in a more normal capacity as they hope it’s a…

CHUM Announces A New Food Delivery Program Called CHUM2GO

DULUTH, Minn.– Churches United in Ministry announced a new food delivery program in Duluth on Thursday called CHUM2GO, an initiative that will be delivering pre-packed boxes of food to 120 households in Duluth a few times each month. The program’s deliveries will begin next Tuesday to help people experiencing food insecurity. “People are in dire need of fresh produce, fresh…

UMD Student Talks About What It’s Like To Take Finals Virtually

DULUTH, Minn.– UMD students are wrapping up the 2020-2021 academic year with finals ending tomorrow. One student we spoke to says some of the finals online make it especially tough, but she’s learned a lot about the distance learning process throughout the year which will help pull her through. “Keeping myself on track, like sitting down for 2 hours at…

One of Duluth’s Top Event Promoters Reacts to Governor Walz’s Restriction Lift

DULUTH, Minn.– Duluth Event Promoter, Tracy Lundeen, says he is excited by Governer Walz’s remarks today, adding all of his events this Summer like, Festival by the Lake, the Duluth Fall Wedding Show, should go off without a hitch. He also offered Duluth a little bit of advice, “We always hear that saying tomorrow isn’t guaranteed so let’s get back…

Maya Mexican Restaurant Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Authentic Mexican Cuisine

HERMANTOWN, Minn.– One Mexican restaurant in Hermantown is excited to welcome customers in on this Cinco de Mayo after not being able to last Spring. With only a take-out option last year during the first shut down, in-person dining means even more to Maya Mexican this year. The restaurant is offering different specials in honor of the holiday, such as…

Vista Fleet Returns to the Water

DULUTH, Minn.– Vista Fleet opened its doors to the public on May 1st, and the crew says they’re thrilled to operate in a more normal capacity compared to last year. The business and cruises remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, but were not able to keep up with the demand, due to a lack of staff. Vista Fleet’s…

Duluth Fire Chief Talks Diversity and Hiring on International Firefighters’ Day

DULUTH, Minn.–With an unprecedented number of fire calls during the pandemic last year, the Duluth Fire Department continues to face an uphill climb in 2021. Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj says International Firefighters Day is great recognition for those on the front lines, but right now the department does have some concerns about the future interest in firefighting as a career….