Author: Nachai Taylor

Neighbors React to Officer-Involved Shooting in Ashland

"I was scared. I was petrified. "

ASHLAND, Wis. – Neighbors in Ashland are reacting to the shooting. one resident Robin Weaver tells us she and her daughter saw officers hiding behind trees with guns drawn while yelling commands toward the home at times. She says she couldn’t believe what she was witnessing. “I was scared. I was petrified. No one would’ve thought this would go on…

Wanted Suspect Killed in Officer Involved Shooting in Ashland

Authorities believe he lived in the home on the 800 block of Fourth Avenue since October.

ASHLAND, Wis. – New details have been released involving an officer–involved shooting in Ashland that happened yesterday. Investigators tell us the person shot and killed by police was wanted on a federal warrant. Authorities have not said what type of federal warrant the man was wanted on. Ashland police chief Jim Gregoire says shots were fired by law enforcement other…

UWS Student Art Displayed at St. Luke’s Mariner Medical Center

Art was created during a 15 week semester.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – St. Luke’s Mariner Medical clinic hosted a celebration to highlight new art work created by University of Wisconsin– Superior students for Mental Health Awareness Month. More than 15 art therapy students created nearly 60 pieces of art during the semester. The art is displayed on the walls of the lobby and exam rooms at the clinic. The…

Criminal Justice System Changing Approach Towards Mental Health

The Duluth police department says about 50% of people entering the county jail have been diagnosed with a mental illness.

DULUTH, Minn. – The worlds of mental health and criminal justice often come together in our court system as law enforcement tries to help those dealing with mental illness One in five people in Minnesota face a mental illness every year. Some of them end up having run–ins with the law. Many Criminal justice systems nationwide now have adapted mental…

New Nutrition Store Headed for Superior

Third location planned for Poplar within the next year.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Impact Nutrition in Superior is expanding its business. They’re going to open up a second location where subway used to be on Belknap Street. The owner says the demand for nutritional options in the Twin Ports is rapidly growing. The original store on Tower Avenue is only about 400 square feet. The owner says she’s excited…

Flooding Continues to be a Concern in Northern Wisconsin

More rain in the forecast for Bayfield County. It could mean more flooding for the area.

BAYFIELD COUNTY, Wis. – Flooding from Pigeon Lake has been a concern for quite some time. Residents say they are hoping for a permanent solution. Recent rain fall in Bayfield County has caused the lake to rise. With nowhere to go, water overflows on to the main county highway between Barnes and Drummond. We talked to a Barnes resident who…

Dozens of Bicyclists Take a Ride With the Mayor

Bikers traveled the Cross City trail to Duluth Cider.

DULUTH, Minn. – Its National Bike to Work Week and to celebrate Duluth Mayor Emily Larson hosted the annual Mayor’s Bike Ride through downtown Duluth. Dozens of bikers rode from City Hall to Duluth Cider in Lincoln Park on the Cross City Trail. The goal of the annual ride is to help bring awareness to the effort of minimizing greenhouse…

Lakewalk Galley in Canal Park is Open for the Season

Open seven days a week after June 1st.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lakewalk Galley in Canal Park, formerly known as Crabby Bill’s is open again for the season. The landlocked food boat is an extension of the fine dining lake avenue restaurant in the Dewitt–Seitz building. Mini donuts and cheese curds are some of the favorites still on the menu for the season. This year is the first…

WITC- Superior Continues to Renovate Campus

WITC- Superior staff say they are ahead of schedule for the renovation plans.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Superior has not undergone any significant changes since the 1970’s. School staff now hope the more than $1 million renovations will bring new life to the campus In 2018, WITC began the first of several phases of updates including a new exterior paint job and several interior renovation projects. For the next…

Car Seat Clinic Helping to Keep Northland Kids Safe

"It's their most precious cargo."

DULUTH, Minn. – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children 12 and younger. The program safe kids of northeastern Minnesota and local fire departments worked together by doing seat fittings at a car seat clinic in West Duluth. Certified technicians walked parents through step by step instructions on how to properly install a car seat to…

Duluth Parks and Recreation Unveils Canoe Rack Rental Program

Up to 12 canoes and kayaks can fit on a rack.

DULUTH, Minn. – Water sports are a big adventure for many in the Northland. Duluth Parks and Recreation Department unveiled one of three rental racks for the public’s use. The new racks will now allow people to store their canoes or kayaks during the open water season. Duluth Residents can rent a rack for $100 and non–residents can rent for…

Memorial Prayer Luncheon Pays Tribute to Fallen Law Enforcement

The chaplaincy welcome more community members to attend future luncheons.

DULUTH, Minn. – As part of Police Memorial Week the St. Louis County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy hosted its annual memorial prayer lunch earlier today. The event held at the downtown Holiday Inn was created to welcome the community and law enforcement to honor the most recent fallen officers in Minnesota. Duluth police officer Aaron Haller along with his k–9 partner…

Home Care Providers in Duluth for Expo at the DECC

Minnesota HomeCare Association representatives say the home care industry is seeing a surge in job growth.

  DULUTH, Minn – Hundreds of home care providers from across the state were in Duluth for Minnesota HomeCare Association’s 49th annual meeting and expo at the DECC. Home care providers are those who care for people with disabilities. During the expo the providers learned ways to offer higher quality service to their clients. The expo was also chance for…

Local Law Enforcement Honored for Their Service

Bishop Sirba lead the blessing of squad cars.

DULUTH, Minn. – Men and women in law enforcement in the Northland make big sacrifices every day to protect the community The diocese hosted its annual Blue Mass to pay tribute to those men and women. People of all faiths joined in on those efforts. Following the mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, the Diocese…

Law Mower Repair Shops in Duluth Busy Fixing Problems

Most mower repairs can range betwee $75 and $100.

DULUTH, Minn. – Now that the weather has been good and the grass is finally green business is beginning to pick up for local lawn mower repair shops in Duluth. Over at Denny’s Lawn and Garden mechanics say that one of the biggest problems they see is lawn mowers being left with gas in them all winter. It causes the…

Duluth Library Helps Northland Community Understand Alzheimer’s and Dementia

1 in 10 people over 65 are living with Dementia and Alzheimer's.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The Duluth Public Library offered an education session to help the Northland community understand the disease. Attendees learned tips on how to communicate with people living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The educational session is a part of a series to help the Duluth Library become Dementia friendly….

Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity is Helping Older Adults Keep Their Independence

This is the 16th home Habitat for Humanity has repaired this year for an aging homeowner.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity Age in Place program is geared to help aging homeowners maintain their independence. The program takes away the stress of preserving homes for older adults with repair needs. Project repairs can range from installing new handrails to re-leveling a porch. The nonprofit believes the Age in Place program helps keep…

A and Dubs is Open for its 69th Year

The restaurant is staying true to it's 1950's roots.

DULUTH, Minn. – The wait is finally over. The iconic A and Dubs in West Duluth is officially open for business for its 69 year. A and Dubs is the original drive in of Duluth. Still operating since 1950, the restaurant will continue to offer plenty of menu favorites like their homemade root beer. In a matter of minutes of…

“Get Downtown Week” to Encourage Patrons to Visit Downtown During Superior Street Reconstruction

Take advantage of buy one get one deals.

Shopping, dining, and entertainment are some of the things that brings the vibrancy to downtown Duluth. Now you have a chance to indulge Starting today, The Duluth Greater Downtown Council’s annual “Get Downtown Week” begins. About 25 participating downtown businesses will be offering buy one get one deals during the promotional week. the greater downtown council says this encourages people…

A Labor Agreement Implemented for Essentia’s Vision Northland Project

Vision Northland will create 5,600 on site construction jobs.

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction for Essentia Health’s historic $800 million  Vision Northland project is set to start later this year. A project labor agreement is the framework for collaboration between Essentia, McGough Construction, and the Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council. The PLA is used to ensure skilled labor and safe worker conditions. The agreement will also help keep the…

Superior Fifth Graders Learn How to Keep Lake Superior Clean

Tours are open to any group interested in learning about the process.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A group of fifth graders stopped by the city of superior’s waste water treatment plant for a tour to get an inside look at what it takes to keep Lake Superior clean. Over the last two weeks, the plant offered tours to nearly 300 local fifth graders. The students learned the process of cleaning water used in…

St. Luke’s Wound Care Center Receives Awards

The wound center also won a Center of Excellence Award and the President's Circle Award from Healogics.

DULUTH, Minn. – Beating out more than 600 wound care centers across the U.S., St. Luke’s Advance Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is celebrating after being named the Wound Care Center of the Year. St. Luke’s center specializes in treating patients suffering from diabetic ulcers and other chronic wounds. The Hyperbaric chamber is used to build blood vessels by administering…

Minnow Shortage Hits the Northland Ahead of Fishing Opener

More than a half a million people are expected to go out on Minnesota waters for the fishing opener.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Many people are out getting supplies to prepare for this weekend’s fishing opener, but if minnows are on your list of items to pick up, they might be a little harder to get this year. Thanks to Mother Nature, the unanticipated weather is creating a shortage across the Northland. Some believe low oxygen levels and cold water…

North Homes Celebrates Grand Opening of New Location in Downtown Duluth

North Homes has been helping youth for over 25 years.

DULUTH, Minn. – North Homes Children and Family Services is celebrating the grand opening of their new location after expanding its reach to offer quality mental health care for youth in the Northland. The Grand Rapids based nonprofit started its service in Duluth in 2011. The organization provides counseling and therapy sessions to youth. They also offer families help with…

2019 Arrowhead Youth Games Opening Doors for Kids with Disabilities

Some kids competed in races and played parachute games.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kids with disabilities can often be bound by obstacles, but doors are opening to new opportunities thanks to the 2019 Arrowhead Youth Games. The annual day camp welcomes kids with disabilities from schools across the Northland to help them discover ways to keep an active lifestyle. Each year nearly 300 kids visit the University of Minnesota Duluth…

Wisconsin Tourism Department Visits Superior for National Travel and Tourism Week

Pattison State Park and Amnicon Falls State Park was also visited.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Wisconsin Tourism deputy secretary stopped in Superior to visit a few popular attractions First on the agenda, was Wisconsin point. The Superior Chamber of Commerce along with mayor Jim Paine accompanied the tourism department to show them the beauty and the new features of the visitor destination. The…

Gary-New Duluth Dog Park Named After Fallen K9 Haas

DULUTH, Minn.- The Gary-New Duluth Dog Park is being renamed to honor fallen Duluth police K-9 Haas for his sacrifice. Haas was shot and killed during a domestic incident in January. The Gary-New Duluth Development Alliance is renaming the dog park to also show support for the Duluth Police Department. A plaque designed especially to recognize the fallen K-9 will…

Students Battle It Out At Lake Superior College’s 16th Annual Robot War Competition

Mesabi East, Cromwell/Wright, Proctor, and Wrenshall high school students also competed.

DULUTH, Minn. – Students from both Lake Superior College and local high schools got the chance to battle it out today during the 16th Annual Robot War Competition. A total of 15 teams competed one on one in a tournament style battle at LSC’s downtown center. All of which were fighting to be the last robot standing. Over the last…

Juniper Network Trains Volunteers to Work with Chronic Pain Patients

The next workshop is August 6th through September 10th.

DULUTH, Minn. – Those suffering with chronic pain can face a difficult situations, especially when it comes to managing it. The Minnesota-based Juniper Network held a training session at the Mesabi building on West First Street in Duluth. They taught volunteers how to work with pain patients who face multiple issues including self empowerment and how to keep an active…

Union Miners and Construction Workers Show Support for Mining Project Near Ely

The project was not on the agenda for discussion

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of building trades union workers voiced their support for the twin metals project during a Saint Louis County board meeting. those workers say the proposed copper nickel mine near Ely would allow for a different form of mining while being environmentally responsible. According to Twin Metals Mining, if the project is approved by regulators it…

Rehabilitation Construction Resumes between Eight and Ninth Street

"It gets 6,000 to 7,000 cars a day,"

DULUTH, Minn. – A nearly $2 million construction project to improve intersections and the public right of way is now resuming between Eighth and Ninth Street near Woodland Avenue The federally funded project, which began in 20–18, will include new street striping and sidewalk repairs. During the construction, there will be no parking in selected areas while crews are working…

Sale of Duluth Based Clothing Retailer Maurices is Finalized

The controlling stake is valued at about $300 million.

DULUTH, Minn. – The sale of Longtime Duluth Based clothing retailer Maurice’s is now complete. The buyer, OpCapita is an European investment firm. OpCapita will now hold majority equity of Maurice’s. The controlling stake is valued at about $300 million. This is the first U.S. investment for the European company, which also recently purchased a stake in a German clothing retailer….

CCU College of Hair Fire still Under Investigation

DULUTH, Minn. – An investigation continues into the cause of a fire at the Cosmetology Careers Unlimited College of Hair on West Superior Street. Initial damage is estimated to cost $75,000. Authorities responded to a call of smoke coming from a door in an alley behind the school, Saturday afternoon. Upon entry they found a medium size fire burning on…

Contractors Remove 100 Year Old Pipes Under Superior Street Reconstruction Site

DULUTH, Minn. – Asbestos contractors were removing existing steam pipes, as part of phase two of the ongoing Superior Street reconstruction project. City officials tell us the asbestos contained pipes have been serving the downtown area for more than one hundred years. Environmental monitoring was performed to ensure worker and public safety during the removal Access to local businesses remained…

Mental Health Professional Address Teen Suicide and Prevention

Mobile Crisis Hotline 218-623-1800

DULUTH, Minn. – Recent studies show in Minnesota suicide is now the second leading cause of death for  10–24 years old. The collaborative includes mental health professionals from thirty agencies across the region. Throughout the year multiple trainings are held to provide strategies and ideas for teen suicide prevention. Panels of speakers are invited to share personal experiences to continue…

Junk Hunt in Full Swing at the DECC

The junk hunt continues tomorrow from 9 am to 4 pm.

DULUTH, Minn. – Vintage treasures are in full stock at the semi–annual Duluth Junk Hunt at the DECC. Nearly 150 vendors from around Minnesota are selling a variety of antique and repurposed items. Thousands of hard core “Junkers” rummaged through the aisle of vendors hoping to find the ultimate treasure. “My son is in second grade and learning to play…

Superior Promoting Boat Safety with “Kids Don’t Float” Program

There are now two Kids Don't Float Stations and the city of Superior is hoping to add more.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A life vest can be beneficial in preventing boating related drownings and the city of superior’s Kids Don’t Float program is an attempt at saving lives. A ribbon was cut to re–welcome the Kids Don’t Float program. The project through the city of Superior and the local Chamber of Commerce allows kids of all ages and sizes…

Duluth Children’s Museum Offers Free Admission for Community Day

The Duluth Children's Museum will debut a new exhibit May 4th.

DULUTH, Minn. – Families played at the Duluth Children’s Museum for free during its Community Day. The event is part of an initiative with the city of Duluth, which is aimed at highlighting local attractions. Museum staff say it’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that local draws have to offer. “so many people in our community…

Roadside Smelt Shops Pop Up in Wisconsin

The season lasts until May 25th.

ASHLAND, Wis. – A road side smelt shop has popped up in the old ace hardware parking lot in Ashland. Owners of Smelt the business say people travel from far and wide to buy the little fish with deep roots in this community. “The locals call the radio station because they get all excited. Everybody get so upset and say…

New Day Advocacy Center Almost Done with Renovations of New Location

New Day hopes to move in to the new facility by July 1st.

ASHLAND, Wis. – New Day Advocacy Center is halfway done with the more than $1 million  project, hoping to bring comfort and safety to the hundreds of victims using their services. For more than 30 years New Day has been a resource for men, women, and children involved in domestic violence and sexual assault situations. The current facility is based…

Duluth Set to Demolition Another Community Center

It could be very expensive to repair the recreational center.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth residents could lose another recreational center as the city is planning to demolish the Merritt Park Community Center in West Duluth. The city says the center is not compliant with the federal disability building codes. The building is also in need of significant maintenance upgrades. Officials say it would be too expensive to keep up with…

Educators from Around the Region In Duluth for Annual Early Childhood Summit

The Northland foundation says this is the largest summit they have ever had.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 300 educators from more than twenty five school districts from around the area were in attendance to build a better understanding of working with young people. The summit is designed as an approach to offer training resources for rural and urban communities that may not have access to them. The educators learned techniques and strategies to…

Enger Park Golf Course Open for the Season

Enger Park gets up to about 35,000 golfers a year.

DULUTH, Minn. – Good news for the avid golfers Enger Park Golf Course is finally open for the season. Nine of the 18 holes are open for use. Some golfers were already at the course ready for a tee time. The golf season can be very uncertain thanks to winter conditions in the spring, but Enger Park Golf Director says…

Rescuer Remembered 52 Years After Attempting to Save the Lives of Three Teenagers

A brand new 150 foot Coast Guard cutter will be named after Ed Culbertson.

DULUTH, Minn. – April 30th 1967, is a day the Northland won’t forget, especially for those still heartbroken by the loss of a hero three teenagers and the hero who tried to save them. More than a half a century ago, Coast Guardsman Ed Culbertson died attempting to rescue three brothers, Nathan, Eric, and Arthur Halverson, from a pier in…

Water Treatment Plant in Carlton Making Headway

The project, which will cost about $5 million, will upgrade underground infrastructure and add a new supply well.

DULUTH, Minn. – A new water treatment plant in Carlton is making headway after the city broke ground in October to replace the previous one built in 1979, which is now deteriorating. The project, which will cost about $5 million, will upgrade underground infrastructure and add a new supply well. A water infrastructure fund grant from the Public Facilities Authority…

Carlton School Dist. Faced With Budget Cuts

  CARLTON, Minn. – The Carlton School District is undergoing some budget reductions due to possible declining enrollment and the uncertainty of state funding. More than 25 third-grade students are projected to be enrolled for the 2019–2020 school year at South Terrace Elementary. The third graders will now exist under one class instead of two to reduce costs. The district…

Minnesota DNR Restricts the Burning of Brush and Yard Waste for Over 40 Counties

Anyone who burns debris will be held financially responsible if the fire escapes and damages other property.

CARLTON, Minn. – It may have been a damp day today, but as warm and dry temperatures start to spread across Minnesota the Department of Natural Resources is expanding a burn restriction for multiple counties around the Northland. The burn restriction now bans the burning of brush and yard waste for more than 40 Minnesota counties until further notice. The…

Minnesota Viking C. J. Ham Receives An Honor of A Lifetime

"I just really hope they get out there and give everything into everything they do."

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings player and Duluth native C. J. Ham received an honor of a lifetime today at Denfield High School. With little prior knowledge, Ham was joined by his parents for the unveiling of a mural dedicated to his time with the Vikings and as a student of Denfeld High School. Posted above the schools trophy display,…

On the One Year Anniversary Emergency Responders Reflect on the Husky Explosion

"That initial call we immediately knew it was something serious."

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The husky explosion will go down in Northland history, especially for the many emergency responders who are now grateful for how things turned out. “That initial call we immediately knew it was something serious,” said Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger. Multiple police, fire and disaster response crews from both Minnesota and Wisconsin sprang into action moments after…

Superior Police Looking for Wade Bowl Park Vandals

Police also say it will possibly cost the city several hundred dollars.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Police department is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for vandalism at Wade Bowl Park on Wednesday night. Authorities says all four sides of the warming shack at the park are covered in graffiti. Police also say it will possibly cost the city several hundred dollars to paint over and clean up…