Author: Ryan Compeau

Ordinance Moves to Ban Smoking in Parks

The Parks and Recreation commission passed the ordinance Wednesday night, and will now head to the Superior City Council

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some Superior city leaders are looking to ban smoking and vaping near playgrounds at parks in Superior. The Parks and Rec Commission called a special meeting Wednesday night and passed the ordinance that originally would have banned smoking in Superior parks, but now could just ban it near playgrounds. The ban would include lighted cigars, cigarettes, pipes, vape…

Great Outdoors: Birkie Training Begins Without Snow

The American Birkebeiner is four and a half months away, but the intense training for some is beginning

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Birkebeiner is four and a half months away. But preparation is intensifying for a group of skiers ready to take on North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon. Snow may not be falling just yet, but that isn’t stopping a group of skiers from some intense conditioning for the 50 kilometer race from Cable to Hayward Wisconsin….

Tips Out on the Water for Fly Fishing

Excited anglers for the fall season all gathered Tuesday night

DULUTH, Minn.- Meanwhile, even though snow is in the forecast, anglers are all about the fall fishing season. Tuesday night at UMD, people learned about local fisheries, where they can go to fish or fly fish, and learn what type of fish they can catch. A member of the Gitche Gumme Trout Unlimited tells us it’s also about anglers keeping…

Golfer’s Take Advantage of Warm Weather

Nemadji Golf Course in Superior was filled with golfers getting one last round in

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The other big story Tuesday was the weather. With snow in the forecast for this weekend, golfers took advantage of the warm and sunny day Tuesday. People of all ages filled Nemadji Golf Course in Superior, thankful for possibly one last time to hit the green. “Oh it’s really nice like I said, when you get this kind…

German Oktoberfest Takes Over Hoops Brewing

Grab your lederhosen's and dirndls, friends and get ready for some German beer here in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- Men dressed in Lederhosen’s, women showed off their dirndls, and beerdrinkers from all over the Northland got a little taste of Germany in Duluth Saturday. Hoops Brewery hosted their annual Oktoberfest celebration and the people had a chance to try some special beers including the number 704 Apple Ale, and number 67 Wiesn Bier. Hoops tells us it’s…

New Fitness Studio Opens in Duluth

Movo Studio officially opened their doors Saturday night

DULUTH, Minn.- Move and be moved. That’s the goal for a Duluth fitness center that is just getting started in its new space downtown. Movo Studio is all about moving to make a difference in your life and those around you. Movo focuses on high intensity workouts that will make their customers feel strong and comfortable in their own skin….

10-Year-Old Puts Together Winter Clothing Drive

Cold weather is settling in here in the Northland, and with it comes the need for additional warmer clothes

DULUTH, Minn.- Cold weather is settling in here in the Northland, and snow has already fallen in some parts of the region. In honor of winter on the way, a Duluth clothing drive was held to make sure people are staying warm during the frigid season. About a month ago, 10 year old Chloe Carr told her mom she wanted…

Going Back in Time of Film Photography

Kids are learning to take pictures with something other than their smartphones

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids twelve and older who probably have only taken photos with devices like smartphones can now learn about other ways to take pictures, with both film cameras and digital ones in a youth photography club in Duluth. The kids are exploring the art of film photography, use the elements of photography and how to take better shots, learning…

Showing Memories Through Photos

LSC students traveled overseas this past summer, and now are showing off their memories with classmates

DULUTH, Minn.- Some students who traveled overseas this past summer are now sharing their pictures with fellow classmates at LSC. Students from Lake Superior College spent time in the Dominican Republic with nurses, doctors, and nutritional experts to help D.R.’s residents’ health issues. Others went to France and Italy to experience something different than northeast Minnesota. One student who went…

Best of Area Orchestra Members Show Off With Honors Concert

The theme of the concert was the four seasons with performances of pieces by Vivaldi, Bach and Eric Whitacre.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Thorpe Langley Auditorium at UW-Superior showcased the talented high school string students. Those students got to rehearse for one day, before hitting the stage as one to perform in front of family and friends. UWS Orchestra Director Erin Aldridge says it’s a great opportunity for the kids to show off their talents to a large audience. “What…

Essentia Health Purchases New Property

Essentia Health bought five properties Monday, but no plans are set on what the land will be used for

DULUTH, Minn.- Essentia Health has made a strategic investment in plans for the future regarding their $800 million dollar expansion, which it recently broke ground on. Essentia Health just bought five properties to build on, all of which are currently residences. Plans aren’t set in stone yet, but Essentia Health says it bought the five properties to build a new…

Bent Paddle Approaching ‘Growler Cap’

Bent Paddle has a strategic plan that hopes to allow them to sell growlers for at least two more years

DULUTH, Minn.- As Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors hits the cap on growler sales for this year, bent paddle is also approaching the cap, mandated by the state. It’s all because of a Minnesota la that says once a brewery produces more than 20,000 barrels in a year those breweries are prohibited from selling the 64 ounce growlers to…

Castle Danger Brewery Hits ‘Growler Cap’

Growler sales at Castle Danger in Two Harbors came to a halt Monday

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Growler sales are coming to a halt for the rest of the year at Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors. It’s all because of a Minnesota state law that says once a brewery produces more than 20,000 barrels in a year those breweries are prohibited from selling the 64 ounce growlers for customers to take home from…

Lester River Rendezvous Hosts Thousands for Fun of All Ages

The annual autumn tradition celebrated the lifestyles and folkways of voyageurs in Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn.- A Duluth Autumn tradition filled Lester Park for a day filled with fun for all ages to attend. The 21st annual Lester River Rendezvous celebrates the lifestyles and folkways of the voyageurs in Minnesota. A little chilly weather didn’t stop nearly five thousand people from coming out to Lester Park to enjoy the day. The event featured more…

Fill-a-Truck Food Drive

The Fill-a-Truck event continues Sunday from 9am until 4pm

DULUTH, Minn.- As winter draws near, local organizations stress the need to feed nearly a 100,000 people in Duluth every year. Union Gospel Mission of Duluth is filling trucks full of food so they can continue to serve hot, nutritional meals for those in need. One of the board members we spoke with today, says giving back to the community…

William A. Irvin to be Back in Minnesota Slip in Coming Weeks

The Irvin, however, won't be open to the public until next summer

DULUTH, Minn.- We are learning the William A. Irvin will be back in the Minnesota Slip in the coming weeks. The Irvin has been at a dry dock in Fraser Shipyards getting detailed maintenance done to it. Fraser Shipyards is cleaning the bottom of the boat, while AMI Consulting is inspecting all of the rivets to check which ones need…

Addressing The Vaping Epidemic

There are now over 800 confirmed and probably cases of lung injuries associated to e-cigarette use

DULUTH, Minn.- There are now over 800 confirmed and probably case of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use in 46 states according to the CDC. A week ago there were just 530 which is why a vaping forum was held today with local medical experts. There have been 13 deaths in 10 different states across the U.S. including one in…

WITC Celebrates Completed Renovations

Construction work is on the move at WITC for the first time in forty years

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Wednesday night, WITC in Superior celebrated a new $1.5 million dollar renovation project. It’s part of a multi-year effort to update the aging campus. For the first time in 40 years, construction work is on the move at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Over the summer of 2018 during phase one, the main building got an exterior paint job…

KD’s Opens Third Restaurant in Superior

Kickin' Delicious third location focuses on dinner rather than breakfast like the other Superior location

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The former Breakwater Restaurant in Superior is now home to Kickin’ Delicious third location in northeast Wisconsin. KD’s Itasca Bay Family Restaurant recently opened its doors to a new demographic. Their other locations include Solon Springs and KD’s on Tower Avenue, but this location focuses more on dinner items than breakfast. One of the owners tells us, just…

Ways Area Can Respond to Climate Crisis

A group in Duluth is looking to find ways the community can stop or mitigate climate change locally

DULUTH, Minn.- There’s a group in Duluth, that is looking to find ways the community can stop or mitigate climate change locally. Tuesday, that group launched a climate resolution emergency plan requesting action from Duluth City Council. The United Nation’s Climate Science Body says we have approximately 10 years to reduce carbon output, and to reduce the temperature before it…

Reducing Stormwater Pollution

The forum taught public members ways to prevent drains being backed up which can cause flooding

DULUTH, Minn.- Home and business owners got tips on how to reduce stormwater pollution today with an event put on by the Regional Stormwater Protection Team. It taught them ways on how to prevent backups of stormwater drains which can cause streets to flood. “It is very important to have a close nit relationship with the public to get peoples…

Knowing Your Neighbors: New Tattoo Shop in Lincoln Park

Stronghold Tattoo Studio adds to the revitalization of Lincoln Park

DULUTH, Minn.- Looking to get a tattoo touched up, or even get one before the winter season begins? A new shop has opened up in Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park’s revitalization is continuing to grow as a new tattoo shop has opened their doors. Stronghold Tattoo Studio is just another business added to the new look Lincoln Park that has people…

A Story of Hope and Inspiration: Jeff LeMay Returns to the Sideline

Jeff LeMay was in a coma for over a week, but now is back on the sideline with the Saints football team

DULUTH, Minn.- A story of hope and inspiration as one St. Scholastica athlete was honored this weekend. Jeff LeMay who was hit by a vehicle almost two months ago while crossing the street, is now up, walking, and even got to join his teammates for the first time since the accident at the homecoming football game. Back on July 31st,…

Pumpkins Are Ready At Farmer Doug’s

Farmer Doug has over a thousand pumpkins for people to choose from

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s been a tough season for some pumpkin farmers in Minnesota because of wet weather during the planting season, according to the owner of Farmer Doug’s in Duluth. But, Farmer Doug himself tells us his crop is doing just fine with more than 1,000 pumpkins ready to be picked right now, and he believes nothing compares to getting…

Maurices Employees Hold ‘Best Day Ever’

Maurices shut down their headquarters in downtown Duluth to give back to the community

DULUTH, Minn.- Maurices employees shut down their headquarters in downtown Duluth for the day, to take time giving back to local non-profits. It’s part of the company’s “Best Day Ever”. Life House for homeless and street youth was one of the non-profits employees volunteered at today. Associates rolled in a boutique of Maurices clothing and jewelry for the young people…

Yellowjackets Women’s Soccer Settle for Draw in Home Opener

It would take extra time, but UWS and Finlandia would end the contest in a 0-0 draw.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Madison Gutekunst finished with nine saves but the Wisconsin-Superior women’s soccer team couldn’t find the back up the net as their home opener ended in a 0-0 draw Wednesday night at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex. The Yellowjackets will look to rebound Sunday afternoon at home against Concordia (Minn.). Categories: College, Sports

Great Outdoors: A Community Coming Together To Plant Trees

Those in the community rallied together to plant trees in the Lakeside neighborhood Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s often said that it takes a village to make a city and that was the case Tuesday as Duluth City workers and volunteers planted trees for a good cause. People of all ages grabbed their shovels and gloves, to replace trees taken down by Emerald Ash Borer. Arbor Day is typically celebrated in April, but weather here…

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…