Author: Paige Hansen

Knowing Your Neighbors: Superior Fun Land

SUPERIOR, Wisc.–Fun Land owners Desiree Hughes and Paul Bothun both grew up in Superior Wisconsin. While living in Minneapolis they visited an indoor play area with their two young daughters, and they knew then what their hometown was missing. “We wanted to bring a little bit of Minneapolis back with us, so we are like, why not an indoor playground….

New Exhibit Opens at Great Lakes Aquarium.

DULUTH, Minn.– The well-loved American crow named Freeway is getting used to his new enclosure at the Great Lakes Aquarium after being out of sight for more than a year as his new home was being built. The newly constructed exhibit Wild Neighbors opened Saturday. And it is home to three non-releasable animals who would be neighbors in the wild….

Genealogy Seminar at Richard I. Bong Center

SUPERIOR, Wisc.–A genealogy seminar was held at the Richard I Bong Veterans Center in Superior on Tuesday. The event was free and open for up to 25 people to learn about and start the research for their family trees. The workshop had three sections, basic genealogy, how to navigate ancestry, and how to research service members. Computer skills were not…

Duluth Highway 53 Interchange Project

DULUTH, Minn.– The Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to try and keep drivers and the community up-to-date on what’s going on. Another camera has been added to the project site, and is available on the DOT website. During an online briefing today, the department said the project has also been fairly safe so far, with injuries to workers kept to…

Cutest Puppy Contest held at Fitgers

DULUTH, Minn. — Walking through a hallway of Duluth’s most adorable puppies may sound like a dream, but it came true once again as 40 puppies, from the ages of 4 to 9 months, got a chance to prove that they are the cutest of them all. The event was free and open to the public with ballots being handed…

Lake Superior Ice Festival Kicks Off

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– The Lake Superior Ice Festival kicked off this evening in preparations for the main events tomorrow. It’s the 7th annual year for this event at Barkers Island. Tonight, there were yard games set up. Superior police officers and firefighters continued playing their traditional Kubb match. Visitors also got a chance to play some disc golf on the ice…

Ice Cross Racing at Mont Du Lac Resort

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– This weekend, the U.S Ice Cross Association is hosting its annual races at Mont Du Lac Resort in Superior. Competitors race down a ice covered track, filled with, jumps, turns, and other obstacles. The Ice Cross Association travels across the world to host races, and welcome anyone interested to try it out. There is a Men’s and Women…

Superior High School Hosts Career Fair

SUPERIOR, Wisc– Students at Superior High School got a chance to explore options for future careers. The 2 hour long career fair was open for all grades, 9 to 12. With booths from Lake Superior College, Frasier Shipyards, and even military services. The fair was the second of the year at the High School, centered around construction and trades. Superior…

Simply Ballroom Hosts Art Showing

DULUTH, Minn.– Simply Ballroom in Lincoln Park hosted their first art showing of the year. Since the opening of the dance studio in October, every month they welcome artists from across the Northland to display their art. This month featured artists are from Duluth’s TBI Residential and Community Services, created by people suffering from traumatic brain injuries. The art gallery…

Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive In Cloquet

Cloquet, Minn.– In Cloquet, American Red Cross hosted a Community Blood Drive. January is National Blood Donation Month, over the past week there has been multiple drives across the Northland Many stations were set up as over 15 people participating the day long donation in Cloquet…which ran from nine AM to three PM. Red Cross partnered with the NFL to…

Sunset Snowshoe at Glensheen Mansion

DULUTH, Minn.– Adventure awaits at Glensheen Mansion as the property’s sunset snowshoeing kicked off this weekend for the winter season. The snow covered estate welcomes visitors to explore the grounds of the historic destination for free. Snowshoes are available to borrow, but they are not required. Guests can also hike the area. Organizers recommend checking out the Lake Superior Shoreline…

Kids Ice Fishing Weekend

The opportunity only goes until Monday. 

DULUTH, Minn.– As weather in the northland continues to get colder, ice fishing is in full gear as today kicked off the weekend dedicated to getting kids on the ice and starting to ice fish. The sound of drilling through the ice on a nice day is a fisherman’s dream. Saturday was no different as the sun was beaming on…

Youth Photography Club is Back at the DAI

DULUTH, Minn.– The new year means new opportunities as the Youth Photography Club is back at the Duluth Art Institute. The club welcomes teenagers 13 and older, and it doesn’t matter if they’ve never picked up a camera before or if they’ve been doing so for years. Students are taught the basics, such as lighting and contrast. They’re encouraged to…

AICHO Hosts Youth Art Exhibit

DULUTH, Minn.– A youth art exhibit is open at the Cultural Center Art Gallery in Duluth, showcasing art pieces on what bravery means to them. AICHO is an organization dedicated to supporting the Indigenous community in the Northland. They are hosting the gallery until the end of the month, as January is Human Trafficking Awareness month, and they hope to…

Jazz Returns at the Depot

DULUTH, Minn. — Jazz at the Depot started 5 years ago, and Jan. 7 marked the return of the much loved event. The Jazz Quartet had played at Canal Park for a number of years, but the audience at the museum will be about double what they were seeing at when they played at Canal Park. Each week Jazz lovers…

Playtime Palace Hosts One Year Anniversary

SUPERIOR, Wis. — It was time for kids to have some fun on January 7, as Playtime Palace celebrated it’s one year anniversary. Kids up to the age of six were welcomed. Playtime Palace could be the perfect place to throw a birthday party as they offer a venue for parties to be reserved. The anniversary party had face painting,…

YMCA Continues Offering CPR Certification Classes

DULUTH, Minn.– Community members have options for CPR certification in light of the Damar Hamlin scare. Multiple YMCA’s in Duluth and surrounding areas offer CPR, First Aid, and AED classes. Sessions involve a science component as well as hands on learning and understanding real world emergencies. Advanced classes require a written component to achieve a certification, which is good for…

Globe News Under New Ownership

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– Globe News has been a staple in Superior Wisconsin for several decades. It’s a one-stop-shop with a nostalgic feel making it a collectors dream. The historical building sits on the corner of Belknap Street and Tower Avenue, displaying its iconic signature sign. Now after 40 years, owner Tom Unterberger is retiring, passing the store into new hands. “The…

Avatar the Way of Water is a Box Office Hit

DULUTH, Minn. — 13 years after the highest selling movie of all time was released, the sequel is finally here. And it’s dominating the box office. The highly anticipated follow-up to director James Cameron’s Avatar has grossed more than 1 billion dollars in its first 2 weeks. Avatar the Way of Water takes its audience back into the majestic world…

Student Wins Mike Colalillo Scholarship

DULUTH, Minn. — A generous scholarship was granted to a former Duluth East student, who honored a relative who fought in the Civil War. The Mike Calalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship recognizes Calalillo, the last known surviving World War Two Medal of Honor recipient. Scholarship applicants submitted research papers on St Louis County veterans. Megan Nygaards winning essay honored her…