Author: Ryan Compeau

Lake Superior College Aviation Career Night

Hundreds of students met with reps about aviation careers

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- The need for Aviation professionals is at an all-time high. And tonight, Lake Superior College hosted their aviation career night for about two hundred students. Those students took part in flight simulation, tours of planes, while talking to reps from Cirrus Aircraft, and AAR about available careers for LSC grads. But the biggest takeaway for businesses, was getting…

Paddling Film Festival

The World Paddle Film Festival was in Duluth Friday evening

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland Paddlers Alliance brought the World Paddle Film Festival to Duluth, a place where paddle sports has always been big. There were nine adventure films to watch at the festival. Money raised from the auction tonight went to a good cause to get even more people out and paddling. Scott Neustel, Director of Paddling Film Festival for…

Motorcycles Start Hitting the Roads

Sunshine and warm temps are allowing those on two wheels to get back on the pavement

DULUTH, Minn.- Motorcycle riders here in the Northland are finally able to get back and out on two wheels again. Terry Ludwikowski, owner of Color & Chrome in Superior, says “the riding, the wind in your face, and you just feel like you’re all of a sudden free again after all winter”. With sunshine here and temperatures rising, Northland bikers…

DSSO Beertoven Begins at Duluth Cider

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra kicked off their "Beertoven Tour" Thursday night

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- Tonight, violins and cello’s got mixed with craft brews for a unique experience and Duluth Cider. The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra performed in a different way tonight as a part of DSSO’s Beertoven Tour helping bring the Orchestra’s music to people outside the DECC’s Symphony Hall. Kevin Peterson, member of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra said “what this does…

Superior Business Development Center Celebration

Wisconsin-Superior Celebrated SBDC Wednesday Afternooon

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior celebrated it’s business development center today. The UWS office covers an eight county region in Northwest Wisconsin helping manage, grow or even start a business. All over the country was SBDC Day, and a celebration of working together to build businesses in Northwest Superior. Director of SBDC at UW-Superior Andy Donahue stated that…

Using Science to Connect Parents and their Children

Stem + Families Science Festival took place at Homecroft Elementary Wednesday night

DULUTH, Minn.- Tonight, the world of science connected students and their parents from Homecroft Elementary School. The packed gym saw families learning and experimenting with all types of fun science activities as part of the “Stem + Families Science Festival” Duluth PTSA Council President Stacey DeRoche says “we really are wanting that engagement piece with parents and their kids. Not…

Northland Group Training for Grandma’s Marathon

North Park Run Club enjoying outdoors with warm weather

DULUTH, Minn.- Snow in the Northland is melting which means that one local group is preparing for Grandma’s Marathon finally has the opportunity to get onto the pavement and enjoy the fresh air. North Park Run Club Coach Jessica Rossing says “this kind of helps to even it out a bit, to help everyone get back into a grove of…

Knowing Your Neighbors: T-Icy Roll Opens New Location in Duluth

Second T-Icy Roll opens doors in downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- There may still be snow on the ground, but that isn’t stopping one local business from opening up another ice cream shop. Something new, and different. With spring just around the corner, T-Icy Roll opened their second store this past week. Although it took a little longer than expected, they are happy to be open. Manager of T-Icy…

Large Crowd Celebrates Women Expo at the DECC

More than five thousand women packed the DECC Saturday

DULUTH, Minn.- Today, more than five thousand women packed the DECC for the Duluth Women’s Expo. 120 exhibitors gave women of the Northland options on travel, home improvement, health, and beauty. And it wasn’t just the expo that was going on today. The Womenrock Breast Cancer Awareness Event and fundraiser was also happening today at the DECC. Vice President of…

Bock Fest Begins Spring in the Northland

The 25th annual Bock Fest wrapped up their festivities

DULUTH, Minn.- Spring is beginning in the Northland. The season was celebrated today at the 25th Annual Bock Fest at Fitgers. The event has grown from a small group to nearly a thousand people enjoying themselves with beer and friends. The German word ‘Bock’ means goat and at the festival they celebrated the traditional way with goat heads. Mall Manager…

New T-Icy Roll Ice Cream Shop Comes to Downtown Duluth

The second T-Icy Roll Ice Cream shop has opened up

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s never too cold for ice cream. And now, Duluth’s second T-Icy Roll Ice Cream shop is open on Superior Street. The Thai Hibachi ice cream place is hoping the success they had at their West Duluth location can continue in Downtown. Manger Michelle Lin says “I think that downtown maybe in the summertime will be more busy…

Being Prepared For Upcoming Flooding

Get the necessary goods before it's too late

DULUTH, Minn.- With the upcoming rain and warm temperatures coming our way, the need for supplies to remain safe and keep the water out of our houses will be key. However, in the past, hardware stores have noticed that people don’t do there best of preparing for a flood or disaster, they tend to wait until it actually happens to…

Fire Destroys Moose Lake Motel

Moose Lake Motel considered a total loss after morning fire

MOOSE LAKE, Minn.- Wednesday morning, a fire destroyed a business in Moose Lake. Authorities responded to a warning from a customer just before noon today at the ‘Moose Lake Hotel’ on Arrowhead Lane. The Moose Lake community is in shock after a long-time local business up in flames. Fire and smoke out of the Moose Lake Motel Wednesday morning. Fire…

Great Outdoors: X Game Gold Medalist Hits the UMD Rooftops

Extreme skiing came to UMD recently for a movie coming out in September

DULUTH, Minn.- A part of Minnesota-Duluth’s campus turned into an extreme skiing event for a professional skier who took home Gold in the 2012 X-Games. X-Game Gold Medalist Tom Wallisch used the campus of UMD for some extreme skiing, being filmed for his YouTube page. Just Tuesday, Wallisch posted pictures from the photo shoot to his nearly 300,000 fans on…

Knowing Your Neighbor: Robinson’s & E’s Leather + Urban Wear

A local shop is bringing the true urban feel to the Northland

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A small mom and pop store in Superior is giving those in the area the ability to buy quality leather goods for all ages without having to travel a far distance to get it. Robinson’s & E’s Leather Plus Urban Wear has been in business for four years, and offers up jackets, vests, footwear, purses, saddle bags…

Beers for Bills Raises Money For Cloquet Ducks Unlimited

The group also raises money to preserve wetlands

DULUTH, Minn.- Saturday, a giant adult carnival called ‘Beers for Bills’ raised money for Cloquet Ducks Unlimited. The group is raising money for conservation and to preserve wetlands. The event wasn’t just hunters. Outdoors lovers of all kinds attended united in their love for beer and the entertainment. Kristofer Adams, Chairman of Cloquet Ducks Unlimited says “our end goal is…

Great Lakes Gear Exchange Pop Up Show

Recycled or used gear was up for grabs Saturday at the Duluth Folk School

DULUTH, Minn.- Outdoors lovers bought gear at a pop up shop at the Duluth Folk school today. Great Lakes Gear Exchange has recycled or used gear they sell at a discounted price. They have everything wilderness folks want, and they say if you don’t use it anymore someone else still can. Co-Owner of Great Lakes Gear Exchange Emily Richey says…

Free Prom Dresses Offered to the Northland

With Prom right around the corner, it's time to pick out a dress. But if you can't afford one, here's a chance for you to get one for free.

DULUTH, Minn.- ‘If the Dress Fits’ is an organziation that provides donated dresses for high school students who otherwise couldn’t afford one. It all started with friends collecting dresses after they were used. Now ‘If the Dress Fits’ is in their fourth year and it keeps growing. Co-Founder of If the Dress Fits, Ashleigh Arntson says “since they years have…

Superior Police Offering Citizen’s Police Academy

The 16th Citizen's Police Academy in Superior is taking applicants

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- The Citizen’s Police Academy is a great way for community members to learn about and interact with the men and women of the Superior Police Department. In order to be qualified for the program, applicants must be 18 years old and live in or work in Superior. However, Superior P-D hopes something like this gives the applicants a…

Bluejackets Pull Away Late To Win Section 7AAA Title

Hibbing uses strong second half to top Grand Rapids in Section 7AAA title game.

DULUTH, Minn.- Abbey McDonald led all scorers with 24 points as Hibbing did just enough to get past Grand Rapids 55-48 at Duluth Denfeld High School Thursday night. The win ends the streak of four straight section titles for the Thunderhawks. Seedings for the state tournament will be announced this weekend with the tournament starting next Wednesday at Maturi Pavilion…

Rangers Top Cardinals for Section 7A Crown

Mountain Iron-Buhl dominates Cromwell-Wright from start to finish to claim section championship.

DULUTH, Minn.- Mountain Iron-Buhl senior guard Macy Savela led all scorers with 19 points as the Rangers topped Cromwell-Wright 50-31 Thursday night at Romano Gym. It is the ninth straight year that MIB has won the Section 7A title. Seedings for the state tournament will be announced this weekend with the tournament starting next Thursday at Maturi Pavilion on the…

Uncommon Drug Arrest in Minnesota Happens Here in Duluth

A 23-year old has been charged with selling and manufacturing DMT

DULUTH, Minn.- A 23-year old man is charged with selling and manufacturing a drug that isn’t commonly seen in Minnesota. Police say DMT is a psychedelic drug, similar to LSD. It’s only been located by law enforcement in Minnesota three times in the last ten years. It’s more commonly found by law enforcement agencies on the West Coast. The suspect,…

Could a Zamboni Resurface Lake Superior?

Could something like this actually be completed?

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Have you ever wondered how long it would take for a Zamboni to resurface all of Lake Superior? That questions was answered Tuesday afternoon by a Mathematics professor at U-W Superior. He says the typical Zamboni shaves ice at roughly four miles an hour. So at that speed, it would take 682 years to complete using only…

Duluth Police K-9 Program Receives Large Donation

A 45,000 donation was received by the Duluth Police Department

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday afternoon, the Duluth Police Department got a significant donation of forty-five thousand dollars from the Irving Community Club that will go to the department’s K-9 program. When K9 Haas was killed in the line of duty earlier this year, the Community Club decided to step in making sure there’s a bright future for the Northland’s K-9’s. CEO…

Stuffed Animals Spend the Night at Boot Camp

The Bong Center is hosting a boot camp Friday and Saturday

  SUPERIOR, Wis.- Kids of all ages took their stuffed animals to the Bong Center Friday in Superior for the Stuffie Bootcamp. During the night, museum staff will take stuffed animals through a Popsicle stick wall climb, cargo net crawl, gum drop grenade toss, and they learn to fly the P-38 plane. In the morning, kids come back to see…

Viking Electric Expands in Duluth

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Viking Electric

DULUTH, Minn.- Viking Electric has expanded in Duluth. Thursday they hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new facility in Duluth’s West end. Since 1993, Viking Electric has been in the same building. Today, they said hello to their new state of the arch building. The warehouse is a two-story, 36,692 square foot facility with the first floor more than…

Prep Basketball: Cardinals, Vikings Girls Move On to Quarterfinals, Hunters Boys Pick Up Road Win

Cromwell-Wright, and Cook County girls basketball teams each stayed alive in 7A playoffs

DULUTH, Minn.- In the first round of the Girls Section 7A Playoffs, Cromwell-Wright took down Northeast 75-20, while Cook County upset Carlton 50-49. Cromwell-Wright advances to the quarterfinals to take on Ely while Cook County will face Mountain-Iron-Buhl. Both games are Saturday in Grand Rapids. In boys action, Duluth Denfeld spoiled the season finale for Duluth Marshall 80-65. Categories: High…

Raiders Shock Hawks in Section 7A Finals

In double overtime, Donte Lawson would net the overtime winner for the Raiders sending them to St. Paul next weekend.

DULUTH, Minn.- For the third straight year, it was Hermantown versus Greenway for the Boys 7A section final and trip to the state tournament. In the first, Ben Troumbly gave Greenway a 1-0 lead. Later on, Aaron Pionk cleaned up the rebound in front to tie the game up at one.┬áStill in the first, Blake Biondi puts the Hawks back…

UMD Women’s Basketball Advance, Men Fall in NSIC First Round

The road to the Pentagon began Wednesday night for the UMD men's and women's basketball teams

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s basketball team took care of business Wednesday night as they took down Southwest Minnesota State 87-57 in the first round of the NSIC tournament. Emma Boehm led all scorers with 22 points while Sarah Grow also pitched in 16 for the Bulldogs. The women advance to the quarterfinals against Augustana Saturday night at 8 p.m….

Maria Bamford Returns to Duluth

Maria Bamford performed in Duluth Sunday night

DULUTH, Minn.- One of Hollywood’s well known comedians was in Duluth Sunday evening. Maria Bamford performed live at the NorShor Theatre in Downtown Duluth. Bamford, who was raised in Duluth, is coming off her latest Netflix series, ‘Lady Dynamite’ and is getting back to what she loves most, live stand-up comedy. When her fans in Duluth found out she was…

Prep Boys Hockey: Greyhounds, Hawks, Raiders Advance to Section Finals; Spartans Fall in Double Overtime in Section Finals

The semifinals for boys hockey took place Saturday at AMSOIL while Superior fell in the section finals in dramatic fashion.

DULUTH, Minn.- In boys hockey action, it was a day filled of four semifinal games over at AMSOIL Arena with section 7A and 7AA. In the first game of the day, Duluth East took on Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. Ricky Lyle would score twice for East as the Greyhounds took care of the Lumberjacks 5-2. Also, East would score twice while shorthanded as…

Bulldogs Basketball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Bemidji State

The Minnesota Duluth men and women ended the regular season with victories.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the first game of the doubleheader, the Minnesota Duluth women picked up the 68-47 win over Bemidji State. Sarah Grow lead all scorers with 18 points while Brooke Olson also pitched in 12 points. With the win, #19 on the season, and #9 in a row at home, they will now host the first round of…

Saints Women’s Hockey Open Slaats Cup With Victory

St. Scholastica's Women's hockey team with a 5-1 victory over Concordia Wisconsin

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Scholastica women’s hockey team wrapped up the regular season on a eight game winning streak and kept things rolling Friday night after their 5-1 victory over Concordia Wisconsin at Mars Lakeview Arena. Kayla Kasel would net two goals for the Saints while Lexi Thomeczek made 20 saves. Paige Forsman, Courtney Bloemke, and Greta Nundahl also scored…

Bulldog Women Tie With Mavericks, Men Fall to Fighting Hawks

The UMD women tied Minnesota State, while the men were upset by North Dakota

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team would tie Minnesota State Friday night 5-5. However, in extra time the Bulldogs would come out victorious in round eight of the shoot-out, moving them into fourth place in the WCHA with one game remaining. Maggie Flaherty scored two power-play goals while Anna Klein, Gabbie Hughes, and Jalyn Elmes also lit the…

Prep Basketball: Eskomo Girls Win Finale Over Toppers; Big Wins for Raiders, Spartan Boys

Esko sneaks by Marshall, Greenway needs OT to beat Proctor, while Superior gets big home victory.

DULUTH, MINN.- In the regular season finale the Esko girls basketball team got the road win over Duluth Marshall 78-73 Thursday night at Duluth Marshall High School. The Eskomos finished their season with a 20-6 record, 10-1 within the section. With the loss, the Hilltoppers go into the section playoffs at 19-7. And in boys action, Greenway got the overtime…

Yellowjackets Women Advance to UMAC Finals in OT Thriller

Wisconsin-Superior survive scare in women's basketball action.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Katie White’s three pointer as time expired would send the game into overtime, and her 16 points led the Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team to a 71-67 victory Thursday night in the UMAC semi-finals. Hannah Norlin pitched in with 15 points and 12 rebounds as well for UWS. Wisconsin-Superior now advances to the UMAC Finals Saturday in Superior against…

With Spring A Month Away, Gardeners Begin Very Early

Plants require a lot of TLC before Spring truly starts

DULUTH, MINN.- Spring is almost a month away, and for gardeners the season of planting begins well before the snow is all melted. Plants however, will require a lot of TLC until a big warm up. “The best thing they need to be outside in the light and so if it gets cold it’s better to put them in a…

Knowing Your Neighbor: Corktown Brews and Deli

We check out new local restaurant for this week's Knowing Your Neighbor

DULUTH, MINN.- Whether it’s fresh oysters, pastrami, or fresh salami, Corktown Deli and Brews on West Superior Street in Lincoln Park has something for everyone. After coming off the boats from shipping in Lake Superior, ‘Corkies’ would wine and dine right in the area of Corktown. If you go and visit, make sure you look at the cork life vest…

Taco Arcada Coming to Lincoln Park

May 5th is the expected opening day for pinball and taco restaurant

DULUTH, MINN.- The owner of Duluth Grill, OMC Smokehouse and Corktown Deli is getting ready to open another business in Lincoln Park and this time it’s all about tacos and pin ball machines. Taco Arcada plans to open on West Superior Street on Cinco de Mayo and it’ll be connected in the basement by a hallway to nearby Corktown Deli…

Super Nintendo and Sega Tournament

Locals were spending their Sunday competing for a new Nintendo Switch

SUPERIOR, Wis.- This afternoon, video game lovers competed to see who has mastered Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis Games. Local business ‘Games Then and Now’ hosted the competition with four regular rounds and a mystery round to finish it off. Games played this afternoon were Mortal Combat and Sonic the Hedgehog to just name a few. Winter time is a…

Getting to Know a Swedish Icon: The Vasa Warship

The Swedish Cultural Society put on a meeting and showing of the Vasa Warship today

DULUTH, Minn. – Today, the Swedish Cultural Society highlighted the history of the Swedish Warship Vasa. Those in attendance today at First Covenant Church watched a film about the retired warship that was built in the 1600’s but would sink August 10th, of 1628. While on it’s voyage, after some sort of structural issued, the ship would overturn. Swedish Cultural…

Love Your Local Artist

Superior Park Library hosted the 9th Annual Event

SUPERIOR, WI.- The Superior Public Library was filled to capacity today with local artists for the 9th Annual ‘Love Your Artist’ Fundraiser. The artists make pottery, jewelry, paintings, photographs, wood crafts and much more. This fundraiser is always held around the weekend of Valentines Day to give people a reason to get out of the house. Adult Programming Librarian Leslie…

Saints Women’s Hockey Starts Weekend With Win

St. Scholastica tops Lake Forest 1-0; looks for sweep Saturday

DULUTH, MINN.- Taylor Thompson netted the lone goal of the contest as the Saints began the final weekend of the regular season with a victory of Lake Forest College 1-0. Lexi Thomeczek made 37 saves for the shut-out. With the win, St. Scholastica improves to 17-6-1 and 13-3 in the NCHA. The same two teams will meet Saturday afternoon back…

Coaches Corner: Wisconsin-Superior Men’s Hockey

This week's Coaches Corner features UWS Head Coach Rich McKenna

DULUTH, MINN.- For this week’s Coaches Corner we spoke with UWS Men’s Hockey head coach Rich McKenna. Among the topics discussed are the Yellowjackets upcoming playoff series versus UW-Eau Claire as well as the performances of the younger players this season.     Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Bulldog Women’s Hockey Drops Opener Against Badgers

UMD Women drop WCHA contest against Wisconsin

DULUTH, MINN.- UMD fell Friday night to Wisconsin 6-1 in WCHA Women’s hockey action. Kailee Skinner would net the lone goal for the Bulldogs. Maddie Rooney would get pulled following the conclusion of the second period after allowing four goals on 27 shots. Emma Soderberg stopped 9 of 11 of the shots she faced in the third period. The same…

Prep Girls Basketball: Rails Win LSC Title; Hilltoppers, Bluejackets Also Pick Up Wins

The Proctor girls basketball team won the Lake Superior Conference on Thursday night.

PROCTOR, MINN.- Thanks to a strong second half, the Proctor girls basketball team pulled away late to get the win over Cloquet 64-52. With the win, the Rails capture the Lake Superior Conference regular season title. In other girls action, Duluth Marshall got a bounce back win over Eveleth-Gilbert 77-23 and Hibbing got a road win over Duluth East 60-43…

Prep Boys Hockey: Spartans Win Playoff Opener, Hunters Spoil Toppers’ Senior Night

Superior and Duluth Denfeld both pick up wins on Thursday night.

SUPERIOR, WI.- In their WIAA section quarter final match-up, the Superior boys hockey team blanked Northwest 7-0 Thursday night at Wessman Arena. Dayton Podvin made 13 saves in the shut-out effort. The Spartans move on to host the Section semi-final February 19th at 6:00 p.m. Trailing 2-1 going into the third period, the Hunters would comeback and knock off Duluth…

Spartans Boys Basketball Get Road Win Over Rails

Superior gets the road win as the season winds down

PROCTOR, MINN.- With the regular season, Superior picked up a road victory over Proctor Thursday night 67-48. With the win, the Spartans are now 10-6 and host Hudson Saturday afternoon. Following the loss, the Rails now are 12-7 on the season and will travel to Grand Rapids Friday night. Categories: High School, Sports

Woman’s March Preview

Volunteers are needed for the MMIW March Tomorrow

DULUTH, MINN.- A group of people met this afternoon at the American Indian Community Housing Organization to prepare for tomorrow afternoon’s Missing & Murdered Indigenous People March. Not only is this march happening in Minneapolis, but it also is happening right here in Duluth. The roughly forty-five minute march is in it’s fourth year, but is expecting its largest turnout…

Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Dovetails Cafe has special treats the rest of the month

DULUTH, MINN.- Dovetails Cafe in Lincoln Park is getting ready for a busy day as people stock up on treats for Valentine’s Day. Among some baked good they have been selling lately for the holiday include some special cup cakes with hearts on top, along with true love raspberry brownies. All of the treats come from their small batch from…