Author: Nachai Taylor

Uncle Loui’s Offers Free Breakfast to Unpaid Coast Guard during Shutdown

Cafe owner's generosity is helping about 90 employees.

  DULUTH, Minn.- Uncle Loui’s Café is giving back to the Coast Guard as the government shutdown continues. Now until the end of the shutdown, active Coast Guard personnel can show their ID and receive a free breakfast. So far only three employees have received a meal. Uncle Loui’s Café is proud to help the men and women that protect…

Local Artist Gives a Gift to Firefighters Who Saved His Life Years Ago

Plaque was presented to Station 10 in Gary-New Duluth.

  DULUTH, Minn.- Local artist Eric Waller presented a hand-carved, marble plaque to Station 10 to show his appreciation for the men who saved his life six years ago. On a late evening in 2012, Station 10 responded to a call of an overturned vehicle on Grand Avenue. While on the scene,  the response team found two victims unresponsive outside…

Duluth Public Library Delivers Books to People Physically Unable to Visit

Home Library Service gives options to limited mobility readers

Every year the Duluth Public Library gets over four hundred thousand visits from Duluth residents but for some who enjoy reading, it may not be an option to go in to the library and check out books. The home library service provided by the Duluth Public Library is connecting the community through books. The service is dedicated to residents who…

Staying Active in Jay Cooke State Park During the Winter

Many visit for winter activities.

DULUTH, Minn.-This winter, many Minnesotans are choosing to be active by exploring nature at Jay Cooke State Park. The park has a variety of programs this upcoming year including, kids activities and Park after Dark, which is a night snowshoe hike. Trailblazers also enjoy biggest highlight, the swinging bridge. The parks naturalist says  everyone should get out this winter. You…

Annual Noon Year’s Eve at Lake Superior Zoo

Parents and children celebrate the New Year

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lake Superior Zoo hosted its annual Noon Year’s Eve event for parents and children to celebrate the New Year. Everyone enjoyed a variety of activities like a scavenger hunt and a complimentary cider toast, even a ball drop with Lana the Tiger. The event was not only fun, but a learning experience for the zoo’s visitors. “We…

Alternative to Driving Drunk this New Year’s Eve

Twin Ports Joy Ride Program

    DULUTH, Minn.- According to officials, St. Louis County is one of the deadliest counties for impaired driving, And as New Year’s Eve approaches, the risk of DUI related fatalities increase, New Year’s Eve celebrations begin this weekend, which brings the opportunity for many to drive under the influence. The Twin Ports JoyRide program is helping the community to…

North Shore One of the Heaviest Hit During Snow Storm

Towns are optimistic for tourism possiblities

SILVER BAY, Minn.- A powerful snow storm continues to push through the north shore, and one of the hardest hit areas is here in Silver Bay, with about a foot of snow. A scenic town with a population of about 1,800 is overshadowed by the plumes of snow flowing across the area. Plows are pushing through the main roads and…

Shoppers Headed Back to Stores for Exchanges and New Purchases

Duluth Pack having 40% off sale

  DULUTH, Minn.- Now that Christmas is over, stores in Duluth are busy yet again. Many people are heading back to stores to make their exchanges and returns. Some are making more purchases with gift cards received over the holiday. The Manager at Duluth Pack says they expect to be busy until the end of the year. “We really consider…

Winter Storm Preps are Underway

8-12+ inches of snow expected

  DULUTH, Minn.- Snow is expected to fall on the Northland starting this evening. Totals could reach a foot of snow or more in some places. As the impending snow storm affecting the Northland begins to roll in, state organizations are getting ready for all possibilities and local stores are helping the community get the items they need before the…

Parishioners Celebrate At St. Paul Church On Christmas Day

Celebrating the spirit of Christmas

  DULUTH, Minn.- A service was held  at St. Paul Episcopal Church on Superior Street in Duluth to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. St. Paul’s church is a diverse community made up of people of all ages and in different stages of life. One thing in common with all is the chance to celebrate Christmas with one another. Singing fills…

Wasabi Open to Public On Christmas

Many eat a non-traditional meal for the holiday.

  DULUTH, Minn.- While many restaurants across Duluth are closed today for Christmas, Wasabi is open to the public. Patrons can enjoy a variety of soups, appetizers and tasty plates. They can also indulge in all you can eat sushi. Over the years, many families have chosen to eat a non traditional meal on Christmas. One father, who is traveling…

Duluth Fire Department Spend Christmas Together

Firefighters perpare Christmas feast.

  DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Fire department is ready to save lives every day of the year. This Christmas is no different. While on duty today, the firefighters are sharing a holiday moment with each other. Today fox 21 stopped by the Duluth fire department’s station one in downtown Duluth. The team of “chefs”who are actually firefighters were in the…

Vigil Held At City Hall To Honor Lives Lost Due To Homelessness

Honoring 56 lives lost

  DULUTH, Minn.- Homelessness is a big issue in the Duluth community. Over the last year about 50 people lost their lives after experiencing homelessness during their lifetime. Today, the CHUM homeless shelter hosted its annual Christmas Eve Vigil, in front of Duluth City hall to honor the individuals lost. The event started with an opening prayer as dozens of…

VFW Continues Tradition With Annual Christmas Eve Dinner

Duluth community enjoys free, hot meal.

  DULUTH, Minn.- A Christmas eve dinner was served at the VFW in Duluth. The free meal was available to those who are less fortunate or just need a place celebrate the holiday. For more than 30 years the VFW organization has served the Duluth community a hot meal with all the fixings, on Christmas eve. Hundreds of men and…

Watch The Latest Blockbusters On Christmas Day At Marcus Theaters

$5 Movie Tuesday on Christmas Day

  DULUTH, Minn.- The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends and what better way than to spend it at the movies. On Christmas day  patrons can indulge in the latest blockbusters as a fun Christmas activity at Marcus Theaters in Duluth and Hermantown. This year the holiday falls on Movie Tuesday, which means tickets are sold…

Winter Solstice Celebration at Ursa Minor Brewing In Duluth

Celebration for a good cause

DULUTH, Minn.- The winter solstice was Friday and today Ursa Minor Brewing hosted a celebration to welcome the winter season and to give back to the community. The Winter Solstice Celebration is the first community event for Ursa Minor Brewing, all with the hopes of raising money for two local non–profits. All day long patrons can enjoyed food, live music,…

Skaters Out On the Ice For Skate The Bay

Bay is frozen enough for ice skating

DULUTH, Minn.- Skaters hit the ice today for Skate the Bay at Park Point in Duluth. The skaters quickly tied up their skates and headed out on the ice to enjoy the fun. For years, the bay has not been in good condition for ice skating. According to the organizer of the event it may be the one chance many…

Twin Ports Christmas Lighting Challenge Winners Announced in Duluth

Award ceremony at Bentleyville

  DULUTH, Minn.- More than 1,200 votes were cast in the 4th annual Christmas Lighting Challenge. Today in duluth eight winners were awarded for their best light display. A special ceremony was held at Bentleyville in front of the giant christmas tree. All the winners were chosen by the community and each received a gift basket filled with goodies. The…

Trees Donated To Those In Need in Superior

Duluth's Flower Farm Christmas Tree Pop-Up Shop

SUPERIOR, Wisc- In the spirit of giving, Duluth’s Flower Farm is donating Christmas trees to families who may need one, at their pop-up shop in Superior. All are welcome to stop by and pick a tree free of charge or even have it delivered to their home. As a gesture the company is giving back by helping families who may…

Busy Travel Weekend Before Christmas

Minnesotans gearing up for travel plans

  DULUTH, Minn.- Record breaking travel is expected for Minnesota according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Now Northland travelers are preparing for a busy travel weekend. Thousands of  travelers are getting ready to hit the roads  as Christmas will be approaching very soon. MNDOT says more people are choosing to drive to get to their holiday destinations, this year,…

Students Give Christmas Trees to Essentia Patients in Duluth

16th Annual Giving Tree Project

Lester Park students brought holiday cheer to those at Essentia today… About 40 trees and gifts were donated to patients for the 16th Annual Giving Tree Project. Students raised about $2,000 by doing more chores to purchase the donations. The trees are decorated with homemade ornaments and inspiring messages. The project  teaches the children about giving. “It is so cool…

Northeast Minnesota Has Found Housing For All Homeless Vets On Waiting List

Accomplishment made in the effort to end veteran homelessness

  DULUTH, Minn.-Two organizations have hit a milestone in their efforts to end veteran homelessness in the northeast region of Minnesota. The Minnesota assistance council for veterans (MAC–V) and the Northeast Continuum of Care (CoC) is celebrating the accomplishment of finding housing for all the veterans on their wait list in the northeast region of Minnesota. It is estimated that…

YMCA in Duluth Waives Fees To Promote Healthy Habits

21 day promotion

  DULUTH, Minn.- Some health experts say it takes 21 days to form a habit and now the Downtown YMCA is offering  the Northland community a chance to become members so they can develop the habit of health. Starting December 26th the YMCA is waiving the joining fee and the first month membership fee for those who wish to sign…

Kids Christmas Party at Duluth Heights Community Club

Toddlers make holiday crafts and gets a visit from Santa

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Heights Community Club hosted its Christmas party during one of their weekly play gym program days. Quite a few toddlers got down and dirty making some holiday crafts and having a good time playing with toys and games. They even had a visit from Santa. Organizers said events like this allow parents and children to bond with…

Progress Is Being Made at the Lakewalk in Duluth

Concrete wall completed along the Lakewalk

  DULUTH, Minn.- A big fix up continues for the Lakewalk in Duluth and this includes some major changes. Three big storms over the last year caused major structural damage to the Lakewalk but the repairs are taking shape. After suffering severe storm damage the Lakewalk is making headway as construction crews continue to repair 350 feet of shoreline during…

Dodge Ball Game Rewarded To Students After Raising Money for Local Charity

Salvation Army presented with check

  SUPERIOR, Wis.- Over the last two weeks 9th grade students at Superior High School have been raising money for their 4th annual charity event, to benefit the salvation army toy drive. The  organization  was presented with a check for more than $800 from the fundraising efforts. The students were awarded for their good deed with a dodge ball tournament…

Free Rides On New Year’s Eve in Duluth

DTA Free Ride Campaign

  DULUTH, Minn.- New Year’s Eve is becoming one of the safest holidays in Minnesota. According to officials awareness of drunk driving has helped aid in the process. Now the city of Duluth is partnering with the Duluth Transit Authority and other organizations for their free ride campaign during the holiday. Beginning at 5 pm on New Year’s Eve the…

Movie Premiere at The Marshall School In Duluth

Christmas Break-In debuts

  DULUTH, Minn.- A big premiere happened in Duluth at The Marshall School, showcases a screening of a movie that was filmed in their building about a year ago. Students of all ages piled in to the auditorium excited to see the feature film that is bringing so much attention to their school. The Marshall school hosted the premiere for…

A New Refrigerator for a Food Pantry In Superior

  SUPERIOR, Wisc.-A new refrigerator was delivered to a food pantry in Superior in an effort to help with the storing of fresh fruits and vegetables. A grant from United Healthcare made this all possible for the food pantry at Faith United Methodist Church. The pantry is one of 50 pantries across Wisconsin that will receive a refrigerator. Rev. Certa-Werner …

New Public Art Display in City Hall

Partnership with Duluth Art Institute

  DULUTH, Minn.- A variety of art pieces are now displayed throughout City Hall. Mayor Larson has been working with the Duluth Art institute on a new program to showcase art from those native to the Northland. Some of The art displayed is meant to represent the artists who are faced by many challenges like poverty. Other pieces of art …

Homicide Victim Identified from Gary-New Duluth Shooting

Charges pending for suspect

    DULUTH, Minn.- Manslaughter charges are pending against a man accused of shooting another man to death last night in the Gary- New Duluth neighborhood. Duluth police were called to the one hundred block of Reis street at about 6:15 Monday night for reports of a person shot. That person would later be identified as 35 year old Kevin…

Plumbing Issues At Mt. Royal Center

Businesses temporarily close

  DULUTH, Minn.- The Mt. Royal Library and plaza has reopened following an unplanned plumbing problem within the shopping center. Melhus Management which owns Mt. Royal Center informed the library yesterday that they were fixing a plumbing issue but it unfortunately extended through today. It left many businesses like Bulldog Pizza and Vanilla Bean Coffee to close for a short…

Cloquet Loses Goodwill After More Than 30 Years In The Community

Store Offers Discounts Before Closing

  CLOQUET, Minn.- After more than 30 years, the end is near for the Goodwill in Cloquet. On December 22,  the Cloquet Avenue location will officially shut it’s doors. The board of directors voted for the closing as a necessary step to becoming a more efficient organization. “Goodwill is a company that is changing and we’re changing for the better”…

Possible Warming Shelters Following Tomorrows Board Vote

Warming centers in West Duluth

  DULUTH, Minn.- Homelessness in Duluth is becoming a chronic problem in the community according to local leaders. As temperatures drop one organization continues to advocate for help. C.H.U.M. which provides shelter and food necessities to the homeless, recently proposed to have warming centers in West Duluth. If approved they could be found at various community centers in the area,…

Food Shelf in Cloquet Asking For Donations

Feeding the Cloquet Community

  CLOQUET, Minn.- The Salvation Army in Cloquet is need a lot of help to keep local families from going hungry this holiday season. This food shelf is the only one of its kind in Cloquet and services all of Carlton County. As their busiest time of year continues, they are struggling to keep up with the need. They provide…

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony in Duluth

Veterans honor lives lost in historic attack

  DULUTH, Minn.- The events from Pearl Harbor created one the most honorable days in history. Local veterans in Duluth gathered to remember all the American Soldiers involved in the attack. Over 75 years ago a surprise attack was launched on the Pearl Harbor Navy Base and on the anniversary many came out to the DECC to pay tribute to…

New Details on Puppies Believed To Be Abandoned

Cloquet juveniles involved

  CLOQUET, Minn.- Some new information  about what Cloquet Police originally believed was two puppies found abandoned in a box at a Scanlon Park. Authorities are now saying they do not think that’s what actually happened. After further information, investigators say a few juveniles either purchased or received the four week old puppies and then made up a story about…

Local Coffee Brand Becomes Popular in Stores and Online

Coffee for a good cause

  DULUTH, Minn.- A native coffee retailer is making major strides after finalizing agreements with large companies like Amazon and Target. City Girl Coffee Company, which is a brand of Alakef Coffee, was created in 2015 to stand out among other coffee brands in Minnesota. The company also work to bring awareness to the equality of women within the  coffee…

Biomedical Ethics Conference at St. Luke’s

DULUTH, Minn.- Several health professionals gathered Wednesday in Duluth, as St. Luke’s Hospital hosted its Annual Biomedical Ethics Conference. Experts presented the latest educational information on the ethics of genetic testing. This discussion was meant to help the medical community to understand the best way to apply their knowledge of genetic testing. Following the conference, attendees had the chance to…

Steam line Explosion in Downtown Duluth

Businesses affected on Superior Street

  DULUTH, Minn.- Quite a scene early this morning in downtown Duluth. A steam line burst under a sidewalk on the 100 block of Superior Street, sending a steam cloud high in the air in front of Fond–du–Luth Casino. City owned steam plant, Duluth Energy system is in the process of converting the steam line under Superior Street into a…

Utility Rate Hike for Superior Residents

SWLP covers cost of Husky Energy explosion

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A major explosion back in April at the Husky Energy Refinery in Superior resulted in about $25 million in damage. It also caused hundreds of residents to evacuate the city. Superior Water Light and Power has been approved to raise utility costs. One of the reasons for the rate hike is to make up for the cost of…

Salvation Army seeking Bell Ringers

Shortage of volunteers

  DULUTH, Minn.- There are only few weeks left until Christmas for the Salvation Army to reach this year’s goal of about $300,000 but a shortage of volunteers could keep them from hitting the target. The Salvation Army is searching for bell ringers to cover more than one thousand remaining shifts at their outdoor locations. The organization believes it’s important…

Preparing For Snowmobile Season

Tips for riders

  DULUTH, Minn.- Snowmobiling season is now in full effect. More than 20,000 miles of trails across Minnesota opened this Saturday for riders, but experts want to remind the public to be safe out there. One of the top tips they offer is to have a dependable sled. One way is to do a visual check of the machine to…