Author: Nachai Taylor

Superior Police and Fire Departments Battle It Out for Guns ‘N’ Hoses Softball Game

SUPERIOR, Wis,. – The heroic men and women of the Superior Fire and Police departments, who sacrifice their lives everyday, get a chance to have some fun during this annual charity softball game. The dugout heats up as each emergency team battle it out. Both hoping to win it all, one team in particular has a strategy in mind. “Keeping…

Superior Man To Climb Mt. Rainier to Support Pediatric Cancer

Girga will make his trek up Mt. Rainier on August 1st.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some people may run marathons or travel long distances to help bring awareness to a great cause. But a Superior man is taking it a step further by committing to climb Mt. Rainier in Washington to support childhood cancer. Mt. Rainier stands nearly 15,000 feet high. At the top temperatures can become very cold even in the summer….

Hermantown Fire Department Settles into New Fire Stations

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – After nearly a year the Hermantown Fire Department is finally settled into two new fire stations. Back in May of 2018, the department demolished the old stations and began rebuilding the new state of the art facilities. More space was needed after they out grew the previous buildings that once stood in the same locations. Hermantown Fire…

The Social House Restaurant Opens in Hermantown

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hermantown is now the home for a new restaurant. The Social House restaurant opened its doors to the public today. It will be mainly known as a traditional breakfast spot. Guests can expect a twist on popular dishes like Eggs Benedict. They can even enjoy a few healthy food options as well. fun fact the Social House…

Sailors Clean Up Park Point Beach During Navy Week

DULUTH, Minn. – A few sailors coordinated with a local elementary school and Duluth Parks and Recreation to clean up Park Point Beach. The sailors picked up trash and debris along the road and the beach. A few students even pitched in on the clean up efforts. One sailor says volunteers events like this one keeps the sailors and the…

Duluth Gets a Boost in Tourism this Fourth of July

DULUTH, Minn. – Fourth of July can be one of the busiest times of the year for Duluth. It draws thousands of visitors from across the country. And the increase in tourism can have its advantages for the city. Many call Duluth the “go to” place to spend their weekend on a non–holiday. “Well it’s a beautiful city. You have…

Crews Set Up for Duluth’s Largest Fireworks Display

DULUTH, Minn. – Fireworks are typically the highlight of everyone’s Fourth of July. But have your ever wondered what it takes to get ready for a big fireworks display? To put on Duluth’s largest fireworks display it takes several hands and a few days of set up. Technicians spent the last couple of days setting UP racks near the lake….

Duluth Waterfront Getting Set Up for Fourth of July Fun

Some events can draw up to 10,000 people every year.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Waterfront is often a popular spot to spend the Fourth of July. And this year is no different. Crews spent most of the day building tents and setting up fencing over at Bayfront Park for the festivities. This year, the park is kicking off five straight days of fun events including Hairball and the Fourth…

So Long to the Old Superior Fire Station

The new state of the art facility is more than twice the size of the old station.

ze SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s in with the new and out with the old. The former Superior Fire station was finally torn down this week after the department moved into its new state of the art facility. Crews will spend some time sorting through debris and taking out recyclables such as iron. The bulldozed site will free up more space…

Volunteers Prep for Rhubarb Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – Get those taste buds ready because the Rhubarb festival is one day away. An assembly line of volunteers were chopping rhubarb and baking pies for the big day at First Lutheran Church on London Road. Nearly fifty gift baskets stuffed with goodies were also set up for tomorrow’s dollar raffle. “We have about three hundred volunteers that…

Alzheimer’s Association Promote Healthier Aging

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Aging is a normal part of life. And as the population is growing older the Alzheimer’s Association is helping people find ways for healthier aging. The association offered a free class at Superior Public Library to share tips for better lifestyle habits. They shared research about how healthy eating and exercise can help slow down mental declines….

Lake Superior College Looks into Other Options For a Campus Child Care Provider

DULUTH, Minn. – Finding appropriate child care can be a huge obstacle for many in the Northland. But Lake Superior College is exploring options to continue providing the best possible childcare on campus for their students and staff. In late May, the college officially opened the opportunity for child care providers to submit proposals to bid for a contract with…

Stuffed Animals Spend the Night at the Library

DULUTH, Minn – Who said sleepovers were just for kids? Well a few stuffed animals are getting their chance to spend the night at the library. Kids dropped off their favorite or even second favorite stuffed animals at the Mount Royal Library for a night of fun. The adorable toys will enjoy pizza and read stories during the sleepover. The…

Volunteers Paint Murals at Duluth Hillside Crosswalks

DULUTH, Minn. – This summer, Zeitgeist is teaming up with a local artist to design murals for crosswalks at various Duluth Hillside intersections. A few volunteers painted the first mural of the project at 8th avenue east and 10th street. The project is geared to attract more attention to crosswalks to promote pedestrian and bike safety in local neighborhoods. The…

DLH Airport and Local Emergency Agencies Undergo Water Landing Training

DULUTH, Minn. – They don’t happen very often, but emergencies airplane landings are possible almost anywhere. The Duluth International Airport and other emergency responders conducted a training exercise at Rice’s Point to practice effectively handling different emergency landing scenarios. Every three years the Federal Aviation Administration requires airports practice a hypothetical emergency response. Duluth Airport’s focus this year is to…

Forum Educates Carlton County on Tobacco 21

CLOQUET, Minn- 34 cities in Minnesota have already adopted versions that moved the tobacco purchase age to 21. Now Carlton County is working on being added to that list. During a unique forum at Cloquet High School guests were provided information on what a possible ordinance could include and how it could be beneficial for the county. The event also…

KEY Zone Kids Get a Lesson on How Run a Business

DULUTH, Minn. – A few kindergarten and first grade students from the Congdon Park Elementary Key Zone program got a lesson on how to run a business from staff at Vitta Pizza. The kids learned how to check the temperature of the wood oven and how to roll pizza dough. The owner even gave a lesson on what it takes…

Big Construction Projects Happening This Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – Three big construction projects are high on the agenda for the summer in Duluth. One is looking to finish work already started and the others are addressing much needed updates to the city. The reconstruction of the Lakewalk has been happening for quite some time. Now the city is ready to move on to the next phase…

Hayward Celebrates 70th Annual Musky Fest

"For a moment we feel like the hottest place on earth," said Bishop.

HAYWARD, Wis. – Every summer Musky Fest is Hayward’s largest celebration all about fishing and this year is no different. Thousands of people pack the streets of Downtown Hayward to take part in the annual celebration. “This is when our population doubles triples. You can feel it. You can feel the electricity,” said Hayward Chamber of Commerce Board Member Wade…

Civic Center Farmer’s Market is Open For The Season

The Civic Center Farmers market runs every Thursday until September 26th.

DULUTH, Minn. – The perfect place to grab fresh vegetables or a pick up a quick lunch is now open for the season. The Civic Center Farmer’s Market is back for a second year. Tables of vendors lined up outside the Duluth courthouse to sell a variety of goods such as fresh produce and jewelry. The Juice Farm was also…

St. Luke’s Unveils Newly Remodeled Inpatient Pharmacy

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s celebrated the unveiling of their $1.5 million remodeled inpatient pharmacy. The project expanded the pharmacy from about 2,500 square feet to nearly 4,000 square feet. The added room provides more workspace to help keep up with new federal health requirements. The project also included upgrading the pharmacy’s security system and adding new sterile rooms for…

Lake Superior Estuarium Gets Kids Excited About Nature

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This summer, the Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island and The River Rover Playgroup welcomes toddlers from the Northland to take part in getting to know about nature. Tiny tots from the Northland spent the day wandering through gardens and trails across from the estuarium. With magnifying glasses in hand, they took a closer look at flowers…

Duluth Reflects on Devastating Flood of 2012

"I hadn't been through anything quite like that in my 30 years of running restaurants."

DULUTH, Minn. – Seven years ago, the Northland was struck by a historic flash flood that destroyed cities, including Duluth. On June 19, 2012, heavy rain rolled through Duluth prompting the entire city to take cover. The next morning many woke up to damaged homes, roads and other infrastructure. More than 800 houses were assessed by the city for livability….

Special Summit Promotes Bonding Between Generations

DULUTH, Minn. –  A variety of age groups from around the Northland shared stories and ideas for projects used to help build inter-generational connections during a special summit in Duluth. The Age to Age program launched in 2008 with the purpose of creating a pathway to get children and young adults to engage with the older generations. Not only is…

Belknap Street Reopens After Two Year Construction Project

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Local leaders and business owners lined Belknap Street to witness the re–opening after orange cones became the new normal for the city for the last two years. Ground breaking for the  construction project started in 2017 with hopes of bringing new life to a major road in the city. The extensive project consisted of crews repaving the…

Community Officers Clean Up Abandoned Homeless Camps

Anyone who is uncomfortable picking up needles found in public areas are asked to call the Sharps hotline at 218-730-4001.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police community officers coordinated with park rangers and other city staff to help clean up a few areas known to be abandoned homeless camps. Officers filled two dump trucks full with trash and debris. During the cleanup they found old couches and clothes. They also to picked up any drug needles left behind. The Duluth police…

Duluth Man Sentenced in Death of Park Point Resident

DULUTH, Minn. – 31 year–old Darrel Mayhew will spend 20 years of his life paying for his actions, after Judge Dale Harris handed down his sentence. Mayhew represented himself in court, took a plea deal back in May. He plead guilty to the charge of second degree unintentional murder. At his sentencing those who knew Larry best filled the court…

Conference Addresses Issues Impacting Health Care in Rural Communities

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 500 healthcare professionals were at the DECC to address issues impacting healthcare in rural communities for the 21st Annual Minnesota Rural Health Conference. The conference served as a platform for sharing innovative solutions to improve rural healthcare. Issues such as workforce shortages and limited access to healthcare can be a few of the challenges impacting…

“Gowns of Glensheen” Unveiled at New Exhibit

A collection of vintage gowns are on display at the historic Duluth mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – A collection of vintage gowns were unveiled at Glensheen mansion in Duluth for a new exhibit. This summer, gowns, party dresses, and even furs of the early 1900s are being showcased at the historic estate. The vintage items are making their debut after being tucked away in the mansion for the last forty years. After a lot…

DTA Celebrates 50 Years in the Twin Ports Community

DTA unveiled a new website.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Transit Authority celebrated 50 years as the public transportation system in the twin ports. The DTA was created by the Minnesota legislature in 1969, but public transportation has been running in Duluth since the late 1800s. Over the last fifty years, the DTA has improved. Recently, the service has worked to lower its carbon footprint…

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Draws Hundreds for 99th Anniversary

June 15, 2020 will mark 100 years since the death of the three men.

DULUTH, Minn.- On June 15th 1920 three men Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac Mcghie were lynched in the streets of Duluth. For the 99th anniversary hundreds gathered around the memorial in downtown Duluth dedicated to those three men. The Clayton Jackson Mcghie Memorial incorporated was formed in 2000. The memorial itself was built in 2003. Stories of what happened…

Tick Population Grows in the Region; UMD Professor Researches the Risks

One in three ticks in this area carry Lyme disease.

DULUTH, Minn. – Ticks are already becoming a big problem in the Midwest this year. Associate Professor Ben Clark at the University of Minnesota Duluth has taken a special interest in learning the risks of catching Lyme disease from ticks. His research found one in three ticks in this area carry the disease. Ticks are commonly found in wooded areas…

Union Trade Workers Volunteer Time to Build New Community Garden

Donations were also used to support the project.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Members of Local union trades volunteered their time to help build a new community garden on Oakes Avenue in Superior. The volunteers spent the day constructing a new perimeter fence around the property. The new fence will help protect the new garden from deer and other animals. This summer, volunteers are also expected help build new gardening beds….

Northland Kids Take Part in Karate Camp

DULUTH, Minn – A few Northland kids are freshening up their karate skills at a week long summer camp at StoneHouse Martial Arts on Belknap Street in Superior. The camp allows current students of StoneHouse to cram in 12 weeks of karate instruction into one. They go over basic techniques like kicking and punching. They even do self–defense training. “It…

Northland Foundation Adresses Child Trauma and Behaviors

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 200 professionals who work with kids were in Duluth for the Northland Foundation’s “Nurturing the Northland” Conference. The conference is designed to help professionals, who work with children, gain a better understanding of child trauma and behaviors. Research shows multiple adversities can determine why a child may behave or interact a certain way. “The identifiable, current…