Author: Ryan Compeau

Gooseberry Falls Flowing and Roaring

The popular tourist attraction is causing quite the ruckus on the North Shore

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Gooseberry Falls has been a popular stop for tourists, and those in the area to visit, now that temperatures are starting to warm up, and the snow is melting. On their website, they say the traffic Monday thru Thursday is slow, but that wasn’t the case today. One visitor at the park said he and his wife…

Rustic Inn Update

Two months following a kitchen fire, the owner gave us an estimated date for re-opening

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- A popular cafe along the North Shore is preparing to re-open after a kitchen fire earlier this year. The Rustic Inn in Castle Danger just outside of Two Harbors has been closed since late January. Crews are working inside to get it up and running by Easter. While the building is shut down to customers right now,…

K-9 Kilo Says Goodbye

For the past 8 years, Kilo has been a part of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Department

DULUTH, Minn.- Since 2011, K-9 Kilo has been a part of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department. Come tomorrow morning, Kilo will start his next chapter of his life. At the age of nine, Kilo who specializes in narcotics detection and searching for suspect. His handler, Sgt. Brandon Silgjord praises Kilo the most for his loyalty he has presented over…

Bluegrass Festival Continues Into Weekend

The Raddisson in Duluth is hosting the event full of great toe-taping jams

DULUTH, Minn.- A weekend long cabin fever reliever event from Minnesota bluegrass continued today with stage shows at the Radisson in Duluth. Dances, workshops, theme jams, and open mic sessions are all happening while impromptu jam sessions break out constantly. Different groups of bluegrass players gather in circles and play until their heart’s content. Matt Johnson, an event manager, said…

Bailey Builds Opens New Vacation Rental and Marketplace

West Duluth has triple threat open doors on Friday

DULUTH, Minn.- ‘Bailey Builds’ in West Duluth is now a triple threat functioning as a wood shop studio, storefront, and vacation rental. The old Texaco Gas Station is now know as ‘Bailey Builds and Friends’. Although it may be a unique place to come to in Duluth, they stressed how important shopping local is. Anna Bailey, co-owner of ‘Bailey Builds…

Our Planet Summit Held Thursday

UMD students educated those of the Northland area Thursday

DULUTH, Minn.- The planet was on the minds of UMD students today as an environmental summit was held at the DECC. It was all about encouraging, inspiring, and developing connections about what is going on in our environment and what’s ahead. Organizers say the summit is a way to call on young people to take action and find solutions for…

Curling Club Forced to Close Early

An ice malfunction forced the curling facility at the DECC to close a day early

DULUTH, Minn.- Tonight, a major ice failure at the DECC has ended the season early for the Duluth Curling Club. An announcement on the club’s Facebook page says “all games are cancelled but the meeting and banquet will go on tomorrow night” As for the ice, the DECC’s ice maker, tells us a part malfunctioned with the oil pump causing…

Chisholm Teachers Begin Negotiations Again

Chisholm Elementary is the only district in the state without a contract for 2017-2019

CHISHOLM, Minn.- According to the Teachers Union, Chisholm Elementary School District is the only district in the state that hasn’t reached a 2017-2019 contract agreement with teachers. Despite lengthy negotiations, the two sides have yet to reach an agreement. Tonight, teachers met to rally before they go back to the bargaining table. Chisholm teachers want to be valued and respected….

Spirit Mountain Community Day

Spirit Mountain kicked off their 'community days' event today that goes until Thursday

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite a lack of snow on lawns in Duluth, Spirit Mountain is still open for business, and is giving out daily deals. The sun was shining on the slopes still full of snow. Families soaked in what’s almost the end of the skiing and snowboarding season. It was all part of Spirit Mountain’s Community days through Thursday that…

Proctor Car Wash Burglarized

Thieves broke into a change machine stealing $30 dollars in quarters and dollar coins

PROCTOR, Minn.- A small car wash owner in Proctor is out thousands of dollars after one or more thieves broke into a change machine. Only about thirty dollars in quarters and dollar coins were taken, but the damage to the self-serve car wash is more like three thousand. Owner Mike Podgornik says he came into work this morning to find…

Knowing Your Neighbor: 144 Music, Fashion and More

Looking to spice up your style? 144 has it all

DULUTH, Minn.- Looking to add some drip to your fashion style this spring and summer? Look no further than 144 Music, Fashion and More here in Duluth. You may be asking, what is drip? Drip is adding some bling and glitter to your since of style. And with so many concerned about how we look out in the public, this…

Sensory Friendly Planetarium

UMD hosted an event for those with light and sound sensitivities tonight

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Planetarium hosted a night for those with light and sound sensitivity tonight. Staff gave people who came out a guided sky tour and showed a movie. The goal is to make sure each person is comfortable. Madalina Kelner, President for ‘Access for All’ stated that “it’s important to make sure that sensory friendly events happen so…

Mustache March Run Held Today

A perfect day for a 5K, as mustaches filled the board walk of Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn.- Mustaches of all shapes, colors and sizes were on display for the Mustache March Run 5K along Lake Superior. Runners are encouraged to grow their mustaches out for the whole month in preparation for the event. Even though its still early in the year, today’s weather was on the runners’ side. Mike Ward, Race Director stated that “we…

Day Two of Motorhead Madness

Day two of three was held this afternoon with hundreds in attendance

DULUTH, Minn.- Motorhead Madness continued today at the DECC. With the warm weather, hundreds flocked to check out all the old fashion cars, trucks antiques, and even a radio controlled car race. One shop from the Twin Cities has been to the event since 2011. They travel all over the country showing off their cars and cycles. They really enjoy…

Mad Hatter Fundraiser Held Today

Spirit of The lake Community Schools held a fundraiser today for a new building

DULUTH, Minn.- Spirit of the Lake Community School wants a new building later this year. Today, they had a fundraiser to raise money for the project. Kids got all dressed up for a spring tea and silent auction. School officials say the need for early childhood education isn’t about screen time, but about a bond between student and teacher using…

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…