Author: Nachai Taylor

Local Employers Seek Out UWS Students to Fill Job Openings

Number of employers attending the fair has doubled compared to previous years.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s been about a week since students have been back on campus. and many local employers are jumping at the opportunity to reach out to students to fill job openings. Students could check out more than one hundred booths at this year’s fest. Director of Academic Advising Cortney Alexander-Doyle says “It’s so much fun. It’s a little…

Community Reacts to the Loss of Adas Israel Synagogue

DULUTH, Minn. – The Adas Israel Synagogue has served the community for more than a century. Mixed emotions are the overwhelming reaction from many people on the tragic loss of this historical structure. One resident, who lives next door, says loud the sirens woke her up. She was shocked to see the building in flames. “This little shack was inflamed….

UMD’s Ordean Court Renovation Project Almost Complete

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Duluth is nearly finished with their $2 million renovation project of Ordean Court, to make it the center piece of the campus. Ordean Court is surrounded by Marshall Performing Arts and the Tweed Museum of Art buildings. Over the years it was used as driveway where people would drop students off. But now…

Duluth Firefighters Train For the Unexpected

The Duluth Fire department typically does these realistic drills at least five times every year.

DULUTH, Minn. – It is not uncommon for many firefighters to gain much of their experience from real life scenarios faced on the job. But the Duluth Fire Department is ensuring their firefighters are prepared beforehand. This week Duluth firefighters have been going through realistic training to learn how to better handle job duties like search and rescue. Essentia Health…

College of St. Scholastica Hosts Annual Convocation Ceremony

DULUTH, Minn. – The College of St. Scholastica celebrated the start of the academic year today by hosting their annual convocation ceremony. The annual celebration is one more way to welcome new students to campus. This year the college brought back alumni from years past including members of the Saints Heritage Club, which are alumni that graduated at least 50…

Additional Damage Found on the William A. Irvin Vessel

No delays are expected.

DULUTH, Minn. – The William A. Irvin has been docked at the Fraser Shipyards in Superior for more than a month to undergo planned corrosion repairs. but after further assessment of the vessel additional damage was discovered. Officials say rivets on the bottom were found to also be corroded. They say about 250 rivets were inspected, which is only one…

Lake Superior Zoo Making Some Big Changes

Zoo welcomes two Brown Bear cubs and two Cougar cubs.

DULUTH, Minn. – Big changes are happening at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. A nearly one million dollar transformation is now underway. Construction crews officially began renovating a structure that has been around since 1930. It will be transformed into a habitat with three exhibits. The new habitat will be the home for a few new animals. “The key to…

St. Louis County Proclaims September as Recovery Month

DULUTH, Minn – The St. Louis County Board and the community came together to celebrate the work being done to support those suffering from addiction and those in recovery. The board officially proclaimed September as Recovery month. Public health officials say a lot of time has been spent trying to educate the community about substances and issues with substances. They…

Duluth Public Library Goes Fine Free

People with current fines can work to get them erased from their account.

DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth is taking a new approach to helping the community to have more access to library books. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson announced Duluth public libraries are going fine free. Books will be checked out as normal and will still have a due date. But anyone who returns a late book will no longer be…

Condemned Home is Causing Concern for Community After Part of Roof Collapses

Condemned and blighted homes are causing some concern for many neighborhoods around Duluth. Many are falling apart and neighbors are reacting to the possible harm these buildings can cause. One in particular on 16th Avenue East has sat vacant for nearly five years. The eyesore has been deteriorating for quite some time. Over the weekend, the building finally gave way….

Campgrounds Busy During Labor Day Weekend

Indian Point staff say they turned away 75 people looking to spend their weekend on the campground.

DULUTH, Minn. – Campgrounds across the Northland were packed with campers over the long weekend. At Indian Point Campground in Duluth people from near and far parked their trailers and pitched tents for one last summer activity. Labor day is one of the busiest times of the year for Indian Point. Staff say they were completely booked and had to…

Duluthians Celebrate the True Meaning of Labor Day

DULUTH, Minn. – Labor Day is a time to recognize the men and women across the country who drive our workforce. That that message was very clear at this annual picnic. Workers from different industries and their families came together at bayfront park to take part in the celebration. The free community event offered folks the chance to enjoy hot…

Visitors Tour UMD’s Blue Heron Vessel

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD’s Large Lakes Observatory Vessel, Blue Heron, docked in the Twin Ports harbor to give visitors a tour of the ship. The vessel travels to the Great lakes about ten months out of the year to focus on how the climate can make an impact on them. On the tour guests got a chance to check out…

College St. Scholastica Welcomes New Students

DULUTH, Minn. – Move in day was celebrated at the College of St. Scholastica today. The college cheerfully welcomed nearly five hundred students and their families. Students already on campus gave a hand with getting the new students settled in. We caught up with a mom and dad who said its exciting but also bittersweet to drop off another child…

New Day Advocacy Center Debuts New Facility

The new building will now be able to accomodate about 20 people.

ASHLAND, Wis. – New Day Advocacy Center has been a safe haven for nearly 10,000 victims since opening 30 years ago. And with a more space they are hopeful to provide comfort for more victims. The brand new facility is a big step up from its current location. The soon to be former facility is a nearly 2,000 square foot…

Endion Station Inn Opens Soon in Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn. – A new boutique, better yet, a Brew–tique hotel will soon open in Canal Park. The historic Endion Station has been undergoing a big transformation to become the next vacation hot spot. The former pub, now known as “Endion Station Inn,” will have five uniquely decorated hotel rooms with king and queen size beds. Each room will be…

Ruth House in Superior Moves to a Bigger Space

Current Ruth House location can only accommodate up to 20 people.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Winter is right around the corner. Soon warming centers in the Twin Ports will be packed with people seeking warm shelter from those very cold nights. But before that happens, the Ruth House warming center in Superior is making some big changes. It is moving to a bigger location soon, which will help more people when the temperatures…

New UWS YellowJackets Get a Chance to Move In Early

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin– Superior kicked off day one of move– in days for the fall semester. About 100 new students arrived on campus early Tuesday as u–w–s move in crews welcomed the students with open arms. They were also on hand to help students and their families get their things into the residence halls. Some students…

Dozens Sound Off on Husky Refinery Air Pollution Permits

SUPERIOR, Wis – Husky Energy has applied for several air pollution permits through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. But some people in the community have remained concerned about what will happen when Husky becomes fully operational again. The DNR has already completed a preliminary review of the permit applications, but the agency wants to hear the community input before…

College Students Give Businesses a Big Boost

DULUTH, Minn. -Many colleges and universities in the Twin Ports have already welcomed thousands of students back to campus. Thanks to the return of thousands of students many businesses in the area are already feeling the impacts. Many students at University of Minnesota Dulut have already been on campus for a few days now. “I love school so it’s a…

New Flight Service to Denver Could Be in the Future for DLH

The Small Communities Air Service Development grant is worth $750,000.

DULUTH, Minn. – A new flight service to Denver could be added to the Duluth Airport’s schedule in the future. Airport officials have applied for a grant through the department of transportation to help fund the western hub. The grant is worth $750,000. An additional 250,000 will come from local businesses that would benefit from the Denver flight. The total…

Duluth’s NorShor on the Hunt for an Artistic Director

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s NorShor Theater is on a national search to find an artistic director. The newly added position is part of the expansion plans at the Duluth Playhouse. Now, Executive director Christine Seitz also plays the role of NorShor Artistic Director. But as the Playhouse continues to grow, the organization felt it was time to divide the roles….

National Weather Service Updates Radar Hardware After Nearly 20 Years

This is one of nearly 150 radars being refurbished across the country.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Drivers may have noticed something missing from the National Weather Service site in Hermantown. Crews spent most of the day removing the large white dome to replace the radar’s pedestal with a newly refurbished one. The pedestal is what helps move the radar in multiple directions to get weather coverage of about 200 miles. The National Weather…

Refurbished Car Donated to Deserving Veteran

HERMANTOWN, Minn – Arrowhead Auto Body in Hermantown is giving back to those in need through the Recycled Rides Program by the National Auto Body Council. Today, they handed over the keys to a newly refurbished 2013 Ford Escape to a deserving veteran. Arrowhead partnered with the Disabled American Veterans to find a recipient. Countless hours and nearly 10 thousand…

Final Military Tribute Painting Unveiled at the Depot

DULUTH, Minn. – A series of military tribute paintings created by a Minnesota artist are now complete. The St. Louis County Historical Society unveiled the last of the five paintings honoring the men and women of each branch of the military. This final 8 by 10 foot painting depicts the stories of those who dedicated their lives to the Airforce,…

Duluth Police Makes Presence Known on UMD Campus

Duluth police were also on campus working with the UMD police department to help ensure everyone’s safety. In the past, some rowdy behavior have interrupted previous move–in days at the college. Young adults have been known to sit drinking alcohol on lawns of homes in the neighborhood. But this year, the Duluth Police Department gave out warning letters to about…

Thousands of Students Move Into UMD Residence Halls

DULUTH, Minn.- Move in day is an exciting time as the parents are dropping their kids off and these new Bulldogs start their journey on campus On this busy day cars lined up outside Lake Superior and Griggs residence Halls. Each car filled to the top, has the essentials every newbie could ever need to get through the school year….

Research Bus on National Tour Stops in Twin Ports

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The All of Us Journey Bus, which is a traveling research exhibit, made its first stop in the Twin Ports at the Superior YMCA. This is part of a national tour to help bring awareness to their research program. The all of us research program is not like a typical clinical trial research study. It is an…

Still Time to Get Back to School Vaccinations

DULUTH, Minn. – Doctor’s offices in the Northland are also keeping busy as more parents are lining up appointments to get their kids vaccinated before the school year begins. The type of vaccinations needed varies by age, but most vaccinations are given before a child enters kindergarten. Some of the most common vaccines are measles and tetanus, but if you…

Duluth Playhouse Gives Away Old Red Seats

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Playhouse said goodbye to nearly three hundred bright red seats in the family theater, which have been there since the 1980’s. Today those seats were up for grabs for the community to take. The seats became too old and the Playhouse could no longer replace the parts to fix them. They also were not accommodating…

Volunteers Spruce Up Hartley Nature Center’s Playscape

DULUTH, Minn.- Hartley Nature Preschool students and their families got their hands a little dirty to help spruce up the trail’s playscape. Volunteers helped add a few new elements to that area including re-purposing an old outhouse, which they are turning into a new playhouse for kids. They also removed some invasive weeds taking over the grounds in order to…

Law Enforcement Increasing Patrol for Labor Day

St. Louis County has the fourth highest number of drunk driving-related deaths.

Starting tomorrow Minnesota law enforcement will amp up their Labor Day patrol to help crack down on drunk driving. It’s part of a national campaign to reach closer to zero drunk or impaired related deaths. Saint Louis County ranks fourth in the state for drunk driving related fatalities. Last year authorities reported more than 1,200 crashes by drunk drivers in…

University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth Welcomes a Record Number Native American Students

The incoming 12 students will bring the number of Native American students enrolled in the medical school to 20.

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus has crossed big a milestone. The university will welcome a record number of Native American medical students for the upcoming school year. A total of twelve American Indian students are on the path to becoming physicians for tribal communities. Classes don’t actually begin until next week. But these students,…

Tru by Hilton Opens on Thursday

Tru is Hilton's latest hotel brand with amenities to attract millennials.

DULUTH, Minn. – A one of a kind hotel experience focused on millennials is opening in Duluth tomorrow. The 101 room Tru by Hilton is located on Central Entrance. It’s the company’s latest brand with affordable prices at around 150 dollars a night. The rooms are smaller to meet that price point. There’s plenty of extras, too, including a 24–hour…

Halloween May Not Be the Same For the Chester Park Neighborhood

More than 50 bags of candy was used to give to the neally one thousand kids that visit the cemetary.

DULUTH, Minn. – We are than two months away until Halloween, but this year may not be the same for the Chester Park neighborhood. The Haunted Cemetery, which is one of the largest neighborhood Halloween displays in the area, may soon come to end. The creator, Tom Grier, has been putting on the display for more than 30 years and…