Author: Natalie Noury

Douglas County Humane Society Santa Paws

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Some lucky youngins got to have their Christmas pictures taken Saturday, but the treats they asked Santa for were milk bones. Pets were photographed at Campbells Lumber and Supply in Superior Saturday for the Douglas County Humane society’s annual Santa Paws event. Donations supporting the Humane Society, or purchases of fudge and coffee sales got you a…

Bentleyville Makes its Return to the Shores of Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn. —  It’s the night that everyone’s been looking forward to, Bentleyville officially open again, and the festivities began with quite the entrance from Santa Claus himself. Earlier today, Santa learned how to parachute, so he could safely visit the girls and boys of Bentleyville from the North Pole. “I’m coming in to open up Bentleyville 2021 to parachute…

Round Table Held to Talk Supply Chains and Labor Shortage

TWIN PORTS, Minn. — Friday morning Minnesota and Wisconsin congressmen Pete Stauber and Tom Tiffany sat down with local business owners to address the supply chain crisis and labor shortage, and they’re hoping to bring some of these ideas to Washington. Multiple supply chain issues continue plaguing the nation, including in the Twin Ports, where its making business difficult. Now…

Life House Continuing To Be an Outlet for Homeless Youth

DULUTH, Minn. — A non-profit in Duluth helping homeless and troubled youth for the past 25 years is preparing to continue this support through the tough winter months. Life House in Duluth offers support, transitional housing, and educational programs to ages 14 to 24. Some of these youth are homeless, or come from troubled homes. As the holidays approach, the organization…

Exhibit at UWS Meant to Teach and Shed Light On Refugees

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Students of international politics at UWS showed off an exhibit today focused around the lives of refugees. It’s called the ‘Refugee for 50 Minutes Exhibit: from Afghanistan to Germany.” The students had a goal to teach people about the definition of refugees, their legal protections, and their experiences. “The idea is that we can all do something,…

Local Schools Covering Their Bases with the Rise of COVID-19 Cases

DULUTH/HERMANTOWN, Minn. — With Minnesota making recent headlines for being one of the states with the most new covid cases nationwide, local school districts are having to step back, making sure they are still doing what they can to keep everyone safe. Cases continue to rise in Minnesota, and as healthcare workers are tirelessly trying to slow the spread, so…

‘Heaven On Earth Wellness Spa’ On Central Entrance

DULUTH, Minn. — A new modernized day spa has opened in Duluth that prides itself on using non toxic products for all. ‘Heaven on Earth Wellness Spa’ is located on the 300 block of East Central Entrance. It offers everything from Colon hydrotherapy to infrared saunas and a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. They use natural and organic ingredients in products. And…

Covid-19 Cases On The Rise In Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. — Wednesday morning drew in some alarming news to Essentia hospitals across the Midwest. Even though Michigan is the leading state in new covid cases, Minnesota is right behind after holding the number one spot last week. This means added pressure on hospital systems like Essentia Health which saw 129 new positive covid cases on Wednesday morning across…

Girls On The Run Celebratory 5k Held

DULUTH, Minn. — Girls on the run is a nationwide running program that teaches and develops young girls to be successful in every avenue of their lives. Saturday, that avenue was the Lakewalk as a 5k was held for these young athletes, and they showed exactly what they are capable of. The non-profit holds runs and events across the country…

Saint Luke’s Spreading Holiday Cheer, Giving Back In A Different Way

DULUTH, Minn. — St. Luke’s Neurosurgery Associates have introduced a new holiday event that is spreading holiday cheer and is giving back to the community in a creative way. The associates have decorated 5 trees to donate to 5 different local and single parent families in need. Staff is also helping donate items and gifts these families have requested such…

Duluth Library Foundation Reaches $100,000 Goal Towards Educational Readiness Program

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Library Foundation has hit a major milestone a year earlier than expected involving its “Every Child Ready Duluth” program. Two philanthropists, Karen and Royal Alworth offered to match gifts and donations to the program dollar for dollar up to $100,000, and because the goal has been met already, they’re extended the match through the end…

46th Anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald Remembered at Split Rock Lighthouse

TWO HARBORS, Minn. — It’s been 46 years since the Edmund Fitzgerald took off for Michigan but during its travels hit a storm and sank killing 29 sailors on board. Wednesday night, hundreds of people gathered at Split Rock Lighthouse to honor and remember this tragic event and the lives lost during it. Many are reflecting on this anniversary of…

Rivet Run 5k Helps Support Pattison State Park

SUPERIOR, Wis. — More than 50 people came together for the Rivet Run/Walk 5k at Pattinson State Park, which is home to Wisconsin’s tallest free standing waterfall. Proceeds raised by the runners and organizers is helping give back to maintain the place they love so much. Pattison State Park was established in 1920, and features almost 1,500 acres of woods…

Official Deer Hunting Season Opener  

DULUTH, Minn. — Hunters started rolling into Chalstrom’s around 10 am Saturday morning, and the wave hasn’t let up yet as they’re dropping off their kills for processing on opening day of deer hunting season. But while many have been doing this for years, others are getting to experience the thrill for the first time. “Everyone looks forward to the…

Boy Scout Christmas Wreaths for Sale

DULUTH, Minn. — Winter’s around the corner, and that means so is Christmas, and Duluth’s Troop 9 Boy Scouts were back with their annual Christmas wreath sale outside of the Mount Royal Market. Offering three different sizes and various designs, these wreaths prove to be a hit with the community and is the scouts’ biggest fundraiser. The proceeds help fund…

Coaches Continue Push for Women’s Hockey Playoff Expansion

DULUTH, Minn. — Back in the summer, a group of women’s college hockey head coaches laid out their proposal to expand the playoff field for the NCAA women’s hockey tournament. The NCAA turned down that proposal, so this week the movement was taken to social media. This past spring a bracket expansion committee of coaches and administrators was formed to…

Ninth Annual Junk Hunt Kicks Off at The DECC

DULUTH, Minn. — More than 125 booths were set up at the DECC Thursday for the ninth annual Junk Hunt which is much more than a garage sale. One person’s trash might be another’s treasure, vendors and shoppers come from all over the country for this annual event, and having been around for almost 10 years now, it gains the…

Chancellor Black Announces Retirement From UMD

DULUTH, Minn. — Since 2010, UMD has been led by Chancellor Lendley Black, but his time is coming to an end as he announced his retirement Thursday. For twelve years, Chancellor Black has worked to stabilize financial challenges, improve facilities, and increase graduation rates. Under his administration, private contributions to the university have jumped from a collective $5 million in…

120 Foot Tall Snowman Postponed From Bentleyville

DULUTH, Minn. — The cost of building material is now partly responsible for the delay in the debut of one of Bentleyville’s newest and biggest attractions. Back in May, the founder of Bentleyville announced that a 120-foot lit-up iron snowman was going to be built for the site. Bentleyville was partnering with LHB, Braun Intertech, and the local ironworkers 512…

Trick or Treaters Going Strong from East to West Duluth

People from all over the city came to 8th Street to check out the events, but there's one house in particular that tends to catch the eye of those who come to visit.

DULUTH, Minn. — It is Halloween night, and thousands of trick or treaters across the Twin Ports are knocking on doors collecting their treats, but West 8th Street in Duluth is the spot to be as these houses put on some of the best Halloween decorations for all ages to enjoy. People from all over the city came to 8th…

Malloween At The Miller Hill Mall

DULUTH, Minn. — There were hundreds of people in character walking around the mall Sunday afternoon as the Duluth Miller Hill Mall held its annual Malloween. Dozens of stores and kiosks set up with buckets of candy for trick or treaters to stop by and get a treat today. Although its fun for the families and trick or treaters, the…

Sam Fuss Scores in Overtime to Give CSS Men’s Hockey Win over Concordia Wisconsin

Sam Fuss would score the overtime winner in St. Scholastica's home opener.

DULUTH, Minn. — Sam Fuss would score the overtime winner in St. Scholastica’s home opener win 5-4 over Concordia Wisconsin Friday night at the Mars Lakeview Arena. The Saints will be back in action as they host UW-Superior Saturday night at 7 p.m. . Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Law Enforcement Prepared For Busy Halloweekend

DULUTH, Minn. –The Minnesota State Patrol is not messing around this Halloween. Normally a pretty busy night for them, they want to make sure the holiday doesn’t contribute to the record-breaking number of traffic deaths the state’s seen so far this year. Last year they reported 318 arrests state-wide, averaging three per hour on Halloween. A Lieutenant with the State…

Trick Or Treat At Lowell Elementary

DULUTH, Minn. — Lowell Elementary School invited students and families to come for a trick or treat hike through the school grounds this afternoon. Kids dressed as animals, super heroes, or their favorite Disney character, took a walk through the woods of Lowell Elementary to collect candy from their teachers and different treats from staff. This is a PTA event…

Trick Or Treat At Fairlawn Mansion

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The Fairlawn Mansion in Superior opened its front doors for a Halloween trick or treat event Thursday and Friday. Kids and families can go up the front steps and get candy, while being able to wander the first floor and look around the mansion. Staff says the front doors aren’t opened often to preserve their history and…

Duluth East Performs Freaky Friday Through Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth East is showcasing its first all in-person theater production, starting Thursday and through the weekend. The cast is performing Disney’s Freaky Friday, which has been in the works since auditions back in May. They say building the set was a challenge with lumber being expensive through the pandemic, and there have been quarantine interruptions with the…

Lights On Afterschool Highlights Programs Who Help Beyond The Classroom

DULUTH, Minn. — An after school program collaboration between Duluth Public Schools and the YMCA has been around since 2012, but Thursday, one of these programs took a chance to recognize the importance of them. Lights On Afterschool, was recognized by the Keyzone After School Program of Piedmont Elementary School which has about 1,000 students enrolled in the program. Staff…

Curling Olympic Trials Underway at Curl Mesabi

The last time Northern Minnesota held a trials was for the men’s and women’s curling team in 1998, but this is the first time a Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials has been held.

EVELETH, Minn. — The US Olympic Trials for Mixed Doubles Curling is going on this week in Eveleth, and teams from all over the US are here vying for a spot on the US National Team as they get ready for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The trials started Tuesday with 10 teams, playing a round robin tournament till…

CASDA Holds Bowl-A-Thon To Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

SUPERIOR, Wis. — CASDA  held ‘No Time To Spare’ bowl-a-thon at Village Lanes in Superior to raise awareness about domestic violence, and to support the services that help adult and children survivors of it. October is domestic violence awareness month, and the center against sexual and domestic abuse holds multiple events during it to bring attention to the issue of…

Duluth Preservation Alliance Annual Awards Recognize Cities History

DULUTH, Minn. — The West Theater held the 40th Duluth Preservation Alliance Awards this week which help recognize some historical properties in the area and how they have been preserved. Some of these properties have been standing since the 1800’s, and have gone through heavy preservation work. Award recipients include places like the George A. Tomlinson house on Hawthorne Road,…

MEA Weekend Drawing In Crowds

DULUTH, Minn. — MEA weekend comes at the perfect time of year, where students and teachers K-12, get a few extra days off to enjoy the fall. People and families from all over the state travel this weekend, and the preferred destination for many seems to be the North Shore. Crowds gathered on the Lakewalk Friday in Canal Park to…