Author: Reece Lindquist

Blind Sled Dog to Race in Beargrease 120

"This year we started training him like he was going to be one of the marathon racing dogs and he looked great. In fact, he looked almost as good as he was when he was two years old. He was one of the best dogs on the team."

HOVLAND, Minn. – Frank Moe has 43 dogs on his property. 28 of them are in training and none of them are quite like the seven-year-old Alaskan husky named Indy. “We were really grateful to have him. Indy became a star right away. In fact, he finished the Beargrease marathon when he was two,” Dog Musher, Frank Moe says. Fast…

KYN: Lost Cove Co. Tattoo

DULUTH, Minn. – The pop-up shop in the Miller Hill Mall is now filled with a *new tattoo shop. The lost cove co was founded by Minnesota native, and celebrity tattoo artist and MTV start Travis Ross along with his friend Aaron Larson. The two began collaborating after several months ago when the two met in the Twin Cities. “I…

Early Voting Begins In Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluthians were out early Friday morning casting their votes for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Voters say this is a convenience factor that should allow more people to get to the polls. “That’s exciting because folks who are just busy who still want to participate don’t have to get a babysitter to go to their caucus night…

Union Members React To Second Day Of Strike

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s day two of the Teamsters Local 320 plow strike. Dozens of members lined the entrance of the Saint Louis County Public Works Building since early Thursday morning. The union wants wage increases, the option to elect their own health insurance plan and more sick leave. We spoke with a mechanic who says, Saint Louis County roads…

Stella Maris Academy Receives Large Donation

DULUTH, Minn. – Stella Maris in Duluth received a big donation recently. On Thursday, the academy announced it had received a $250,000 donation. A large percentage of their funds come from the parish and community support. Staff are grateful for the gift, and say it will help them continue providing quality education for children. “This gift helps us reach our…

Truck Damages Building, Residents Displaced

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It was a scary scene yesterday evening in Superior after a truck crashed into a residential building on East Second Street. The Superior Fire Department responded to the scene shortly before 5 o’clock where they found the Chevy pickup truck had severely damaged the building and multiple gas meters. Natural gas started leaking into the building, causing…

Maple School District Receives Financial Boost

MAPLE, Wisc. – The Maple School district received a big financial boost today. Lake Effect Dance Studio and American Family Insurance combined to donate $4,000 to both Northwestern Elementary School and Iron River Elementary School. For the past two years, both teachers and students have filled out a wish list of classroom supplies they would like to have. This donation…

New Business Plans Aims To Help Childcare Providers

DULUTH, Minn. – Childcare providers have more support coming their way. A new business plan has now been introduced by the city of Duluth which provides loans and grants to childcare providers. Each will create more spaces for kids in their programs. Leadership from the city says, this program will help grow the economy. “We recognize that not only is…

Superior Curling Club Hosts Curling Instructor Course

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Representatives from the United States Curling Association were in Superior on Sunday to help people learn the ins and outs of coaching curling. About 20 people participated in the program with the goal of becoming a certified curling instructor. Proper form, and also proper instructing techniques were the main focus of the class. “A lot of the…

Thousands Attend Annual Duluth Wedding Show

DULUTH, Minn. –  Thousands of people flooded the DECC in Duluth looking for the latest and greatest ideas for their big day. The 32nd annual wedding show was in full swing with hundreds of exhibitors for the future brides and grooms. One bride to be we spoke with says, events like these are essential for planning such an important day….

Lifehouse Welcomes New Executive Director

DULUTH, Minn. – Lifehouse officially has a new executive director. Duluth native, Jordan Johnson took over on Monday after former Lifehouse director Maude Dornfeld retired. Johnson previously spent over 15 years in New Mexico doing public health and community advocacy work. He says, he’s hit the ground running so far and is ready to continue the Lifehouse legacy. “My goal…

MPCA Celebrates Ten Years of “GreenStep Cities” Program

DULUTH, Minn. – On Wednesday Duluth Mayor Emily Larson helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of a statewide program aimed at helping cities become more green. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is behind the effort called “GreenStep Cities.” It’s designed to make communities more energy efficient, healthy and environmentally conscious. In Duluth: solar panels, L-E-D lights and electric car charging stations…

American Association of University Women Hold Winter Social

DULUTH, Minn. – Members of The American Association of University Women gathered at Ecumen Lakeshore Chapel to help collect donations for local women’s shelters. The day featured music, FOOD and speakers. Organizers say, they also got down to business- using it as an opportunity gather funds to help shelters, and clothing to donate to women and children. “Although this is…

Volunteers Begin Bentleyville Tear Down

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting today the Bentleyville Tour of Lights is being torn down for the season. After what was a slow year because of weather conditions, dozens of volunteers came to Bayfront Park today to help with the tear down process. All the lights and equipment are to be packed into semi trailers  and put into storage until next…

Encounter Indoor Skate Park Reopens

DULUTH, Minn. – The Encounter Indoor Skate Park is officially back open for business. After being closed for two years due to a pipe bursting on the balcony level, building underwent renovations starting with the basketball court and then the skate park. The indoor park officially opened back up on New Years Eve, exactly two years after the building closed….

Maritime Visitor Center Hosts New Educational Program

DULUTH, Minn. –  Northlanders gathered for a new program on weather and ice at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. The program covered meteorological concepts, shipping and how those things affect Northlanders in their lives. It’s catered towards all audiences- with experiments also geared towards kids- allowing everyone to get a fresh take on the diverse ecosystem in our area….

YMCA Offering Free Trial Week For New Year

DULUTH, Minn. – For people with fitness goals for the new year- gyms such as the downtown YMCA in Duluth can help you stick to your resolutions. The Y is offering a free trial week starting January 1st which staff say is typically one of the busiest times of the year for them. “People are trying to change their habits…

Duluth Residents Experience The Ups and Downs Of Recent Storms

DULUTH, Minn. – For photographers, Lake Superior is a paradise- even in rough elements. “This is the first time I’ve photographed some inclement weather like this,” Photographer, Zackary Ceeland says. Ceeland has been a photographer for five years. Instead of going back to the Twins Cities, he decided to stick around on Sunday. “I’ve just gotten a few shots of…

Bentleyville Wraps Up 2019 Season

DULUTH, Minn. – The ending of Bentleyville’s 2019 season was A summary of its year as a whole. “Its been a challenging year than previous years with the weather conditions with the weather conditions we’ve had and a little bit lower in attendance than in previous years,” Bentleyville Executive Director, Nathan Bentley says. Bentleyville was closed for three days back…

Duluth Curling Club Hosts “Learn To Spiel” Event

DULUTH, Minn. –  The Duluth curling club hosted a learn to spiel event at their club at the DECC. Normally, the event is a tournament where seasoned veterans from different clubs would come and play against each other. On Sunday, the club invited the public out for a one-day spiel. “We can teach them about curling at the same time…

Spirit Mountain Hosts “Glow Tubing” Event

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, a fun winter event “Glow tubing” is back at spirit mountain. The relatively new event has been open for the past two years. The hill was lit up blue, green and purple for the night. Staff say extra snow was blown to make it happen. Glow tubing has become a huge hit with families for…

Glensheen Sees Large Crowds Over Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. –  Glensheen mansion brings thousands of visitors through the historic grounds every holiday season. Management says, this is one of the busiest weeks they have at the mansion. From the Christmas trees, decorations and the elves- there’s something for everyone. One of the newer tour additions is the candlelight tour, which has increased in popularity over the years….

Duluth Firefighters Celebrate Christmas

DULUTH, Minn. – “Christmas in a lot of ways is just like a normal day for us.” The firefighters here in Duluth get to the station early- doing their normal routines- making sure the rigs are good to go. “Our response is the exact same as any other day.” With being away from their families, these firefighters at the Duluth…

Fairlawn Mansion Ready For Holiday Season

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Fairlawn Mansion is all geared up for the holiday season. Volunteers have been hard at work since the beginning of December decking out the historic mansion with holiday decorations. Whether it’s the trees or the period decor, staff say now is the time to visit the museum. “It’s actually the best time to see Fairlawn. It’s so…

Christmas Tree Sellers Talk Safety Tips

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re still in the market for a Christmas tree, Emmanuel Evergreens tree lot in West Duluth has you covered. The average life span of a Christmas tree in the home is ten weeks. Keeping it away from heat sources and watered are two ways to prolong its life. But owners say, the key to keep your…

Animal Allies Offering Discount Adoption Fees

DULUTH, Minn. – After receiving a grant from the A-S-P-C-A, Animal Allies is offering a discount in adoption fees. The event will run from Sunday the 15th to Sunday the 22nd. People can adopt dogs for half price, and cats over one-year-old for twenty five dollars. Staff say, this promotion will allow them to cover certain fees and hopefully entice…

Habitat For Humanity Receives Big Donation

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Western Lake Superior Habitat For Humanity received a big grant this afternoon, which allowed them to purchase two new vehicles for daily operations. Both the Associated Bank and The Ordean Foundation each contributed $20,000 to help purchase the vehicles. The truck will help the construction manager haul equipment, and the car will be used for work…

Firefighters Battle Esko Home Fire In Freezing Temps

ESKO, Minn. – A space heater is believed to be the cause of a small structure fire in Esko on Wednesday. Wrenshall, Carlton and Esko fire departments responded to the fire around 11 a.m. on Erickson Road. Officials say they take extra precautions during these cold temperatures making scene safety a top priority for firefighters. “Watching where you’re stepping. A…

Marshall School Looks To Make Education More Affordable

DULUTH, Minn. – In an effort increase enrollment, starting next year, the school will offer reduced tuition rates from grades 4-8 and frozen rates in grades 9-12. The school will also offer guided tuition, so families with different circumstances can see exactly how much tuition will cost. With these small class sizes, students are needed to participate in the arts…

Mont Du Lac Off To Good Start This Season

Superior, Wis. – The Duluth City Council has now approved 235–thousand dollars in emergency funding to help keep Spirit Mountain operating this winter. At nearby Mont Du Lac, the season is off to a much better start. Mont Du Lac in Superior opened earlier than usual this year, and the resort stayed open throughout the record setting snowfall Thanksgiving weekend. The…

Annual Sock Drive Nearing Goal

DULUTH, Minn. – The Christmas spirit was in full swing at the Salvation Army Tuesday morning. Employees at Fond-Du–Luth staff dropped off thousands of socks collected as part of the casino’s annual sock drive. The employees also dropped off a check, which the Salvation Army will use to help purchase toys, and support other programs. When area families who come…

Saint Scholastica Students Show Off Sustainability Projects

DULUTH, Minn. – On Friday, hundreds of college students showed off their sustainability projects. The College of Saint Scholastica students worked in teams, each taking a few weeks to a few months to finish work related to sustainability and helping the environment. We spoke with students who researched food insecurity and food deserts in low income communities. They found solutions…

Community Mourns Death of Duluth Diocese Bishop

DULUTH, Minn. – On Friday, community members gathered to mourn the loss of the Catholic bishop of Duluth. Bishop Paul Sirba died after going into cardiac arrest on Sunday morning. The funeral mass and visitation was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary. His brother, Father Joseph Sirba, spoke the about life of his sibling during the…

Scenic Railroad Clears Off Train Tracks

DULUTH, Minn. – Clearing off the train tracks has been a long process for the North Shore Scenic Railroad. After two days, the group got their most powerful locomotive on the tracks to clear the popular route. “It’s got a special plow on the front of it. It was backed up by our second most powerful diesel. Then they cleared…

St. Luke’s Hosts Annual Biomedical Ethics Conference

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s held their annual ethics conference on Wednesday with this year’s event focused on the topic of vaccines. Guest speakers from the U of M and the MN Department of Health spoke about subjects including: vaccine hesitancy and community engagement. “Really this is open to all. So we have, I know, nurses and public health folks…

Second Harvest Food Bank Receives Big Donation

DULUTH, Minn. – Second Harvest Food Bank is getting an added boost to their food supply. This past September, area Subway’s teamed up with Feeding America. They donated a meal to Second Harvest Food Bank for every two meals sold. The $2,300 check presented today will equate to thousands of meals for the community in a time when they are…

KYN: Dozens Of Christmas Trees Dug Out Of Snow

DULUTH, Minn. – These mounds of heavy, are causing a few problems out there. In this week’s knowing you neighbors we are introduced to an area tree seller dealing with lots of extra work. Over at Super One in West Duluth, Christmas trees are being sold. But at first glance, you wouldn’t even notice. “There’s probably 75 or 50,” Hoffbauer…

Annual “Small Business Saturday” Event Adds Bonus Day

DULUTH, Minn. – With the winter storm this past weekend, many local businesses were either closed or closed early on Saturday. With shoppers chose to stay in, the annual “Small Business Saturday” event is getting a bonus day on December 7th to give people another opportunity to stay local when buying their Christmas gifts. “This is just adding another benefit–…

Ranked Pro Am Racer Talks Snocross Expectations

DULUTH, Minn. – Taven Woodie, a Wyoming native, is ranked second in the women’s division. She grew up riding snowmobiles, and doesn’t mind racing with the boys in this male dominated sport. Woodie says, she hopes to inspire more women to race and all the fans keep her going. “I see their faces and they are like: no way, I…

Thousands Participate In Annual Gobble Gallop Run

DULUTH, Minn. – Thousands of area runners gathered for the 14th Annual Gobble Gallop. The kids run, Gobble Giddy Up and one miler Tough Turkey races were also part of the day. Some runners even wore creative attire for the thanksgiving day race. “Hence why I’m dressed up as a tree. But also because it’s thanksgiving day and I was…

First Witness Holds Annual Bake Sale

DULUTH, Minn. – First Witness Child Advocacy Center held their annual bake sale Friday morning at the Holiday Center. The sale has thousand of baked goods including cupcakes, muffins and cookies. All of the proceeds donated go directly back to the families they serve. “It can go to anything from if the family comes in and the family doesn’t have…