Author: Ryan Compeau

UMD Students Get Opportunity To Meet With Future Employers

Freshmen to seniors, students filled the Kirby Ballroom to meet local employers

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s been a big day fro UMD students looking to make some professional connections. They got the chance to meet with employers about possible internships and job opportunities. Everyone from freshmen to soon to be graduating seniors were invited to this special job fair. The students filled the Kirby Ballroom meeting with employers from both Minnesota and Wisconsin….

New Way To Eliminate Drug Epidemic

The White House has approved St. Louis County to be part of its High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program

DULUTH, Minn.- To cut back on the current drug epidemic in northeast Minnesota, the White House has announced that St. Louis County has been approved a part of the existing High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program. The program provides counties assistance in the coordinating efforts between federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials. “Investigations are becoming more and more…

Fast Growing Company Recognized In Duluth

A Duluth Credit company was recognized as one of the fastest growing in America on Friday

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday, a Duluth Credit Company was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America. The Inc. 5000 showcases fast-growing private companies in the U.S. and explains how they reached their lofty heights. The owner of Duluth’s Credit Services International who is a Denfeld and Saint Scholastica alum says it’s a dream come true that his company…

Showing Off On Inline Skates

All ages showed off their tricks and talents on wheels today ahead of the Inline Marathon Saturday

DULUTH, Minn.- This weekend, the 24th Annual Inline Marathon will bring than 2,000 athletes to Duluth, and Friday skaters got to show off their skills in a unique way. Those of all ages laced up their skates for a different reason today. To hit the ramps and soar through the sky and show off their their moves on wheels. Ooo’s…

Preps Begin For Inline Marathon

Those in the marathon tomorrow picked up their race packets Friday

DULUTH, Minn.- Those in the marathon Saturday picked up their race packets, filled with all the information they need to know about the marathon. The race director tells us the attendance is up, due in part to the course the racers compete on. “Our course is just pristine. It’s so beautiful. It’s pretty rare to get a point to point…

Remaining Safe On Powersport Vehicles

Some of the best powersport athletes in the world were in Superior stressing helmet safety

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some of the best athletes in motorsports and powersports were in Superior Thursday stressing the concerns of being safe on off-road vehicles. One out of every five all-terrain vehicles fatalities is under the age of 16, 90% of those a child wasn’t wearing a helmet, and 95% percent of them didn’t have a safety certification. Which is why,…

Relief Coming To Duluth Roads

With the half percent sales tax starting next month, the City of Duluth announced their first part of the sales tax project Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn.- With the half percent sales tax taking effect next month, the city announced their first part of the sales tax project Wednesday. The city says the sales tax will bring in $10 million dollars of revenue that Duluth can use to fund road projects for the next 25 years. The project will be broken up into 52 segments…

St. Louis County Deputies Justified In Fatal Shooting in Hermantown

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- A legal decision has been made about a fatal officer-involved shooting in Hermantown that happened back in May. The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office has ruled the two deputies involved were justified in their actions that killed the man who exchanged gunfire with them after fleeing from a traffic stop. St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin says “their…

UW-Superior Teams To Raise Money For Mental Health Awareness

The funds raised will go towards supporting healthier lives of all on campus

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Tuesday, which is National Suicide Prevention Day, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds in the world. Athletes at UW-Superior are trying to help raise awareness about the problem. Throughout the year, Yellowjacket sports teams are playing “Cause Games” as they are know by. Proceeds from the games will benefit the “Pruitt Center For Mindfulness and…

Raising Fund For Abuse Education

The First Witness Child Advocacy Center is looking to raise $50,000 for education of all ages about child abuse

DULUTH, Minn.- September is “I Stand With Kids Month” which recognizes the grave problem of child abuse in society, and rallies a call to action to prevent it. Which is why, The First Witness Child Advocacy Center announced on Tuesday a campaign to raise $50,000 to support local school districts. 1 in 6 girls and 1 in 8 boys are…

Helping Children With Hair Loss

The community came together Monday to donate 8-10 inches of their hair to children across America

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Certain diseases and the treatments for them, such as chemotherapy can cause a child’s hair to fall out, and that can be devastating for kids who just want to fit in and don’t want to be seen as different. Serenity Spa & Salon partnered with a non-profit called ‘Children With Hair Loss’, to have those in the community…

Vision Northland Project Begins

The largest private investment in Duluth's history began Monday

DULUTH, Minn.- The largest private investment in Duluth’s history began Monday as Essentia Health started construction on its 3 year Vision Northland Project. And with it comes road closures that will restrict access to the 1st Street building which is why Essentia is now offering free valet parking via the 2nd Street building enterance at 502 East 2nd Street, something…

School Board Accepting Applications To Fill Josh Gorham’s Seat

The school board voted unanimously to accept applications this month

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth School Board is moving forward to fill a vacant seat after last week’s abrupt resignation by Josh Gorham. Gorham cited his frustrations with administration and board leadership for what he calls a “dismissive approach to improving graduation rates and student test scores”. Monday the board held a special meeting and voted unanimously to accept applications this…

City of Duluth Accepting Questions About Earned Sick And Safe Time

Questions can be submitted from now until September 30th

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance is set to take effect in January for businesses with more than five workers on staff. Now, the City of Duluth is accepting public comments and questions on the proposed ordinance. The city will be hosting several training sessions starting next month so there will be no confusion once the ordinance…

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights And Scores 9/6/19

Here's all the action from Friday night including big wins for Hermantown, Grand Rapids and Superior.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES: HERMANTOWN 27, CLOQUET 12 GRAND RAPIDS 65, DULUTH DENFLED 0 DULUTH EAST 55, HIBBING 6 PINE CITY 17, TWO HARBORS 20 PROCTOR 9, NORTH BRANCH 29 ESKO 48, VIRGINIA 8 MN NINE-PERSON FOOTBALL SCORES: MOUNTAIN IRON-BUHL 48, CHERRY 20 SOUTH RIDGE 36, CROMWELL-WRIGHT 0 WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES: NORTHWESTERN 42, LADYSMITH 0 SUPERIOR 49,…

Bulldogs Soccer Starts 2019 Season With Victory Over Wildcats

Shannon King netted the lone goal for Minnesota Duluth in the 1-0 win

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth women’s soccer team kicked off the 2019 season with a 1-0 victory over visiting Northern Michigan. Sophomore defender Shannon King put away a header in the 28th minute, and sophomore goalkeeper Sophia Grenz came up with three saves in the clean sheet. Next up for the Bulldogs is Michigan Tech on Sunday at…

Saints Volleyball Top Yellowjackets In Five-Set Thriller

The two teams traded set wins, until the Saints were able to come up with the fifth set victory.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In the opening match of the 2019 Stinger Classic, St. Scholastica topped UW-Superior 3-2 in non-conference action. The Saints were lead by Brooke Schermann who had 23 kills and Espi Austvold who picked up 27 assists. Action continues for both teams on Saturday at Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium.     Categories: College, Sports

Construction Delays Now Impacting Athletic Events

Duluth's Public School Stadium track completion date is now being pushed back due to mother nature

DULUTH, Minn.- Mother nature is causing delays for one of the Duluth School Districts major construction projects, and the delays are now impacting some athletic events. When the Duluth Public School Stadium was built back in the early 2000’s school officials knew the track surface would have to be re-done in about 18 years. Fast forward to today, and construction…

UW-Superior Begins 2019 School Year

Students filled the YellowJacket Union as classes are now back in session for the Yellowjackets

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Fall is in the air which means classes are back in session around the Northland as UW-Superior held their first day of the fall semester today. And with it comes students inside and out of the Yellowjacket Union beginning their homework for their classes or even hanging out with friends. One student we spoke with from St. Cloud…

New Housing, Retail Development Planned For Downtown Superior

Ground is expected to be broke on Central Flats within the next six weeks

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Plans are in place for a new apartment building on Belknap Street in the heart of downtown Superior and will include shopping space on the first floor. Back in April, Superior Mayor Jim Paine announced in his State of the City address that a mixed-use development plan would be coming to Superior, and on Wednesday we got a…

Search Is On For Missing UMD Student

Jacob Lavoie went missing Saturday night after a night out with friends

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Police are searching for missing 21 year-old UMD student Jacob Lavoie who vanished after a night out with friends at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park. Duluth Police describe Lavoie as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing around 150 pounds. He has strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing jeans, a…

Gichi-Ode’Akiing Park Receives Bright Upgrade

The stairway to Lake Superior got a makeover as part of a community collaboration Thursday

DULUTH, Minn.- The stairs over at Gichi-Ode-Akiing park in downtown Duluth are getting a makeover as part of a community collaboration. People of all ages, and races packed the stairway at Gichi-Ode’Akiing Park formally Lake Place Park Thursday afternoon to paint murals of fish and other animals to honor the Anishinaabe presence and their leader Chief Buffalo. Organizers say it’s…

Back To School Technology

With school starting back up soon, technology has been flying off the shelves

DULUTH, Minn.- And with school starting up here soon around the Northland, technology has been flying off the shelves. Laptops, portable audio, smart home and smart lighting are just some of the hot items that students have been buying as they head into another school year. Something students will enjoy more this year than in years previous is the amount…

Public Input On Transportation Plan

The public got their second and final opportunity to pitch their thoughts on the long range transportation plan

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The second and final open house meeting was Thursday afternoon for the public to pitch their input on the long range transportation plan. Sustainable Choices 2045, the newly released draft plan by the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council serves as a blueprint for these investments that will happen over the next 25 years, which is why the public input…

Veterans Get Job Opportunities

47 employers from around the Northland gave veterans and their spouses job opportunities Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn.- The largest veteran career fair in the Twin Ports was held today, where talented individuals get their opportunity at a job now that they are back home. All the qualifications that a member of the military learns is exactly what employers where looking for today. Leadership, teamwork, and integrity are just some of the things construction, healthcare and…

Students Get Jump Start At Duluth East

Students picked up their schedules, got their lockers, and have their school ID photo taken Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn.- At the high school level, students at Duluth East are getting a jump start before classes. Tuesday, students could pick up their schedules, get their lockers all set up, take their school ID photo, and sign up for extra curricular activities. But, for many, it was a time to see friends they haven’t seen all summer. “There’s a…

University of Wisconsin-Superior Begins Prep For Students

The campus is about a week away from seeing hundreds of kids get ready for classes

DULUTH, Minn.- The calm before the storm as UW-Superior is just a week away before campus is filled with students again. 50 fall athletes moved in last week, and then about a 100 more students will be moving in next Tuesday before the rest moves in September 1st in preparation for the school year. In preparation for the school year,…

Lake Superior College Offers Easier Way Around Campus

For the first time in a decade, LSC has added new signs around campus

DULUTH, Minn.- With school beginning in less than a week, students at Lake Superior College will have an easier time finding their classes this year. New signs are being put up around campus for the first time in more than a decade. All signs make navigation easier around campus, and room numbers are changing too. Campus officials say making it…

First Ever Summer Showcase

The Duluth Chamber of Commerce hosted a showcase of food and drinks at Wade Stadium Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn.- As a celebration of summer, the Duluth Chamber of Commerce hosted a showcase at Wade Stadium Tuesday night. People enjoyed samples from local restaurants, breweries, and more from all around the Northland. Guests could also buy products from local businesses and even win prizes. Organizers say hosting it at Wade Stadium was the perfect meeting point for all…

Great Outdoors: University Of Wisconsin-Superior Ballast Water Treatment Facility

This facility is one of just two in the United States

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Aquatic invasive species are caused from ballast water which is discharged from commercial vessels when cargo is unloaded. Thousands of ships come and go in the Great Lakes, which means ballast water is high in these areas causing concerns for some. Ballast water is one of the largest vectors that spreads aquatic invasive species around the world and…

Duluth Radar To Get Major Upgrade

The radar pedestal for the National Weather Service in Duluth will be receiving an upgrade for the first time in over 20 years

DULUTH, Minn.- The big radar up at the National Weather Service is getting a major hardware replacement for the first time in more than 20 years. That device is the radar pedestal needed for antenna rotation and elevation positioning. The upgrade will keep the radar functioning into at least the 2030’s. “We are calling it an upgrade. It’s not really…

City Of Superior Old Firehouse Fundraiser

Northlanders hit the greens Monday night for a good cause

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The City of Superior’s Old Firehouse was built in 1898 and is open to the public for self-guided tours giving you a look back at what things were like in the 1800’s. Now in order to keep the free museum open, fundraising events are needed to keep it open and maintained. Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf on Barker’s Island…

Volunteers Needed For Non-Profit Helping Aging Adults

Age Well Arrowhead is looking for volunteers to help those unable to do normal everyday things

DULUTH, Minn.- Volunteers are needed to help a non-profit connect aging adults with the services they need to live healthier lives. Age Well Arrowhead will take volunteers of all ages to help people who aren’t able to do normal everyday things like grocery shopping, mowing the lawn, or even just spending time with someone. “We are always so excited when…

Solar Garden to be Added in Lincoln Park Neighborhood

Ecolibrium3 received a $50,000 grant Friday to help those who face problems when paying for their energy needs

DULUTH, Minn.- A community solar garden will soon be coming to the Lincoln Park neighborhood thanks to a $50,000 grant being given to a local non-profit. The group Ecolibrium3 which works to create renewable energy programs while also helping the poverty stricken has been honored with the CommunityWINS grant that will help approximately five hundred families. The grant will be…

Proctor Students Learn About the History of Their Hometown

Proctor students in grades 6th through 12 are in a photo scavenger hunt this week

PROCTOR, Minn.- This week, Proctor students are learning more about where they live through a photo scavenger hunt from the Proctor Area Historical Society. 6th to 12th grade Proctor students are solving puzzles to identify items in their city, taking selfies with those items, and answering questions about them. Teams competing were entered in drawings for $50 and $100. Organizers…

Artists From Around The County Are In Duluth This Weekend

Over 100 artists will be in Duluth this weekend to display their works

DULUTH, Minn.- Starting Saturday, Bayfront Festival Park will be filled with artists from across the country. Over 100 artists will be in Duluth this weekend to display their jewelry, paintings, photography, ceramics and more at this years “Art In The Park”. Organizers say with summer coming to a close, many of the artists see this as a must-attend event. “These…

Recession In The Near Future?

A local financial advisor is telling his clients to remain calm following Wednesday's plummet

DULUTH, Minn.- On Wednesday, the U.S. Stocks dropped 800 points which is causing concerns about a possible recession. A local financial advisor we talked with today says the public shouldn’t panic and that dips like this do happen from time to time and it’s not that unusual. “We are just telling people to hold on because there has been recessions…

Construction Begins On Dream Playground

Superior will now have a all-inclusive, all-abilities playground

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The process began Thursday to build the first all-inclusive, all-abilities playground in Superior. The brain behind this plan; a seven year old. When Kenna Hermanson was just seven years old, she came home from school one day and told her mom enough is enough. She wants her friends with disabilities to be able to play on the playground…

St. Luke’s Introduces New CEO and President

Kevin Nokels takes over for John Strange who retired in February after almost 23 years

DULUTH, Minn.- A new face is taking over St. Luke’s following John Strange’s retirement after almost 23 years as President and CEO. Kevin Nokels took over just this week as the hospital’s new leader. He was selected from a pool of more than 100 prospects by the St. Luke’s CEO Search Committee. The Prairie, Minnesota native says he is excited…

Natural Resources Research Institute Needs Help Finding Drone

The eBee drone was doing research in Hartley Park before it veered to the southeast

DULUTH, Minn. – The Natural Resources Research Institute is asking for your help after they lost one of their drones. The NRRI’s eBee drone was last in Hartley Park just south of the Nature Center last week. It was mapping out vegetation for the park and was coming down to land before it veered to the southeast. A NRRI official…

Ships Sail Away From Duluth

The Festival of Sail is over, which means all the ships left Duluth Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn.- The end of the Festival of Sail is here which means all the ships are headed out today. Northlanders were out watching these large ships head out onto Lake Superior Wednesday morning. One group who watched the ships sail out says they have never seen anything like this before. “It was actually incredibly cool. I don’t think that…

Car Show Kicks Off Hog Head Festival

Downtown Proctor kicked off it's week long festival dedicated to its railroad history Wednesday

PROCTOR, Minn.- Downtown Proctor kicked off it’s week-long festival Wednesday dedicated to its railroad history. The Powerhouse Car Show kicked things off as vintage and classic cars from all eras and places around the Midwest filled the streets of downtown Proctor. A volunteer tells us that it is more than just a car show, that it’s a place to hangout…

Police Hosts Annual Kids, Cops, and Cars Event Thursday

Kids will have a first hand look at what daily life is like being a police officer here in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- Come Wednesday, Northland kids will be able to spend the day with those whose job it is to protect them. The Duluth Police Department is holding its Kids, Cops, and Cars Event. Kids will get a first hand look at what daily life is like being a police officer here in Duluth on Wednesday. The department’s command post…

Back To School Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive where donors are entered in back to school shopping sprees

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at Miller Hill Mall where donors are entered into a back to school shopping spree drawing. Those that give blood could win anything from a $200 pre-paid debit card, or even a $50 gift card at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Organizers tell us donating today will save lives when an…

New Tattoo Studio In Lincoln Park

Stronghold Tattoo Studio is located on the two thousand block of West Superior St.

DULUTH, Minn.- Lincoln Park’s revitalization is continuing as a new tattoo business is celebrating their grand opening. Stronghold Tattoo Studio opened their doors on Tuesday. They are celebrating in a big way with discounts happening throughout the week on a variety of tattoo designs including those focused on wolves, nature, and bees. The owner tells us this new tattoo studio…

Northlanders Take Trip Around The Singing World

The Lake Superior Youth Chorus is hosting thirty students this week learning all about the diversity of music

DULUTH, Minn.- Some Northland kids are going on a unique adventure infused with music and musical traditions of many cultures. The Lake Superior Youth Chorus is hosting 30 students this week to help them discover their voices. The students are performing in African circle songs, songs from the Torres Strait Islands, an Israeli love song in Hebrew and they even…

Flammable Vapor Causes Explosion in West Duluth

A vapor from an adhesive remover caused the explosion on Duluth's West End Monday afternoon

DULUTH, Minn.- A flammable vapor caused an explosion on the West End of Duluth Monday afternoon. Duluth Fire officials say the vapors from an adhesive remover that’s used in construction or cleaning products ignited a flash fire that caused an explosion on Grand Avenue. A man was using the adhesive remover while refurbishing a building that used to be a…

YMCA Holds Early Enrollment

Enrollment is now open for the YMCA at the Essentia Wellness Center in Hermantown

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- With the grand opening quickly approaching for the YMCA at the Wellness Center this October, Duluth YMCA is giving Northlanders the opportunity to sign up this week. The YMCA is giving those in Hermantown and other surrounding communities to become YMCA Charter Members at the new Essentia Wellness Center located on Ugstad Road. The two-story 72,000 square foot…

Back-To-School At The Library

Duluth Public Library is offering programs for kids once school starts back up

DULUTH, Minn.- The fresh school year begins in just weeks, and the Duluth Library is ready to offer students all types of opportunities. For starters after Labor Day, library hours will extend into Saturday. Activities are planned at the main library, like a giant bubble-making event, and even robotic coding for kids. Library officials tells us learning at the library…