Author: Ryan Compeau

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…

Snowy Weather Doesn’t Stop Delivery Drivers

Terrible roads won't stop drivers from getting food to you

DULUTH, MINN.- Delivery drivers dealt with the terrible roads to get food to people who didn’t want to get out. The roads weren’t too bad for delivery drivers to call off orders today, but wait times at Jimmy Johns in Duluth doubled. However, their main concern is the drivers safety. The General Manager at the Duluth location, Cody Muench, stated…

IceHawks Pick Up Basketball Split Against Voyageurs

Lake Superior College splits Wednesday night action against Rainy River

DULUTH, MINN.- Paul LaGrande would lead the way for the IceHawks with 25 points Wednesday night as LSC picked up a big 85-59 over Rainy River. Keith Shakes pitched in a double-double for the IceHawks while Jarves Hunt added 11 points. For the women, the IceHawks fell 78-48 to Rainy River. Categories: College, Sports Tags: Jarves Hunt, Keith Shakes, Lake…

Saints Basketball Sweep Double-Header Against Lions

St. Scholastica basketball teams both picked up wins against Finlandia

DULUTH, MINN.- Both St. Scholastica basketball teams were successful on Wednesday night against Finlandia. For the women, they would trail at half by eight points, but would pull out a 53-49 victory over the Lions, including out scoring them 17-8 in the 4th quarter. Leading the way for the Saints was Michala Walther who had 14 points. For the men,…

Atmore Memorial Mid-American Ski Race

The 41st Annual Event begins tomorrow

DULUTH- MINN.- Hundreds of the best skiers around the world are at Spirit Mountain for the 41st Annual Atmore Memorial Mid-American Ski Race. About ten percent of the athletes that are in this regional qualifier are actually foreign. But there are plenty of Duluth skiers that could finish on the podium once the weekend is finished. Greg Borash, Race Chair…

Cold Front Festival Begins

Three day action packed event begins in Canal Park

DULUTH, MINN.- Friday night kicked off the first day of the Cold Front Festival happening in Canal Park. There are activities for all ages like a sledding hill for the kids along with entertainment for the adults. That is just a small sample size of all the cool things going on the next three days. And with the warmer air…

Sex Trafficking Forum

Panel Meeting was Held Tonight at UMD

DULUTH, MINN.- January is sex trafficking month, and tonight a panel at UMD focused on the reality of the trafficking right here in the Northland. Organizers with the UMD Early Childhood Studies Program hope the panel will bring awareness and action to end sex trafficking. Panelists say it’s difficult to provide numbers on just how common it is in our…

DTA Offers Free Rides to City Center Warming Center

Extended hours are also offered after DTA Board Meeting today

DULUTH, MINN.- The Homeless Person Bill of Rights Coalition of Duluth hoped to get a second warming center approved in the city tonight. Although the DTA rejected that proposed new Warming Center located in the Duluth Transit Authority’s Transportation Center. Instead, the DTA Board voted unanimously to offer free transportation to Duluth’s current Warming Center. These free rides will be…

Great Outdoors: Emergency Response Training

DULUTH, Minn.- Severe weather can strike at anytime. However, when it does, emergency responders need to be ready. Dozens of incident management experts are in Duluth this week getting some special training. These teams truly are something special. Coming together in times of crisis to help those in need. One instance was back in 1998 when many of those folks…

Saint John’s Spelling Bee

Catholic Schools Week Begins in a Unique Way

DULUTH, MINN.- Students took a variety of routes to learning the spelling of some tough words for the upcoming Spelling B ee. Some decided to read more while others used Spelling Bee websites. With all the studying and prep work the students were feeling pretty nervous since for most this is stepping way out of their comfort zone. For Madeline…

New Airplane Program Coming to Lake Superior College

Eagle Career Pathway heading to LSC

DULUTH, MINN.- Lake Superior College in Duluth has announced the launch of a new program with AAR Aviation Company. With this program, students in the aviation maintenance technician program are offered tuition reimbursement. Out of all the schools around the country, LSC was one of just a handful of schools selected for this new program. Daniel Fanning, Director of Institutional…

Can of Worms Update

Some New Updates Out After New Open House and Project Update

DULUTH, MINN.- An open house was held in Duluth today where new details emerged for the Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project, also known as the Can of Worms. A Large crowd filled the Clyde Iron Works as the public go another opportunity to have their questions heard and answered by those organizing this three hundred and forty million dollar project….

Arrowhead EMS Conference Begins

DULUTH, MN- The 39th Annual Arrowhead Emergency Response Association kicked off Wednesday afternoon, spanning over the next four days at the DECC here in Duluth. During the event, EMS services personnel will go through different sets of training learning new ways to treat patients. Adam Shadiow, the Executive Director at Arrowhead EMS Association stated that “their end goal for the…