Author: Viktoria Capek

Kids Build with Legos at Superior Public Library

Lego Club is every Monday from 6-8 p.m.

UPERIOR, Wis.- Kids are building legos at the Superior Public Library. 11-year-old Gage Kennedy was there with his family. He says he likes the challenge of trying to build certain things with the legos. “Like you can be creative with it. Like you can build whatever you want and have fun with it,” Kennedy said. Lego club is every Monday from…

Jay Cooke State Park Shares Success Story Coming Back from 2012 Floods

It's been 7 years since the devastating floods of 2012 in the Northland.

CARLTON, Minn.- Government officials from around the country visited Jay Cooke State Park learn how the Northland came back from devastating floods that washed over the area in 2012. A group called the Philanthropic Preparedness and Emergency Resilience Partnership stopped in Jay Cooke State Park on a nationwide tour to see how certain areas bounced back after enduring a natural disaster. “Jay…

Fitger’s Brewhouse Offers Free Brewey Tours for Father’s Day

Fitger's Brewhouse gives beer to dads and families.

DULUTH, Minn- Dads and families could enjoy free beer and a personalized tour at Fitger’s Brewhouse. The historic brewery wanted to join in on the Father’s Day fun to say thank you to all the dads in the Northland. This is the first year Fitger’s offered a brewery tour and beer samples instead of just a free pint for the holiday….

Meet the Fur-Beatles, Three English Mastiffs Weighing in at 700lbs

Joe Thompson is the proud owner of 3 large English Mastiffs.

CLOQUET, Minn.- One Cloquet family is now getting some worldwide attention. It all started after a video telling the story of their 3 giant dogs went viral on Facebook. The dogs are English Mastiffs, one of them 250 pounds and now over 15.5 million people know about these large pets. Joe Thompson owns more than 700lbs of dog who he calls…

Vikre Distillery to Release Canned French 75 Cocktail

A twist on the classic French 75 beverage.

DULUTH, Minn.- Vikre Distillery is putting their own twist on the classic French 75 cocktail and putting it in a can. The drink is called ‘Frenchie.’ It’s a mix of juniper gin, rose and lemon juice, just like the French 75 cocktail on tap at the distillery. The canned beverage will be available in liquor stores across Minnesota… Wisconsin and…

K-9 Officers and Partners Prepare for Operation K-9 Showcase

This will be the 6th annual Northland Law Enforcement Foundation's Operation K-9 showcase.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Northland police officers and their K-9 partners are getting ready to show off to the public during Operation K-9. It’s a major fundraiser put on by the Northland K–9 foundation to support local police K–9 units. “They’ll be showcasing everything that they do on the streets and giving people kind of an idea of how they train and how…

Zeitgeist, Local Artist Team Up to Bring Street Art to Hillside Neighborhoods

Moira Villiard is the same artist who painted temporary murals in Canal Park in 2018.

DULUTH, Minn.- Zeitgeist Arts Community is teaming up with a local artist to bring street art into the East and Central Hillside neighborhoods this summer. Various intersections and crosswalks by Myers-Wilkins Elementary, Chester Park and Portland Square will be painted with designs representing the community’s culture. The artist spoke to neighbors about what was important to them for inspirational art. “Introducing…

Dubh Linn Brew Pub Hosts Watch Parties for Women’s World Cup

Soccer fans can get 10% off their bill for wearing team gear.

DULUTH, Minn.- Soccer fans can cheer on their favorite teams at Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub for the Women’s World Cup. The pub is hosting watch parties for the games. USA and Thailand kicked off the competition, and even though the crowds were off to a slow start, Dubh Linn’s employees are expecting hundreds of passionate fans to come watch…

Tunnels Under Duluth Remain Some of the City’s Oldest Infrastructure

The tunnels under Duluth are a part of the city's storm drain system

DULUTH, Minn. – Infrastructure development was booming at the turn of the twentieth century in Duluth and under it. The tunnels of Duluth were built to convey water under major roads without disrupting the city above. “They are durable. That blue stone doesn’t wear away. The bottoms of them are still on their original bedrock channel,” city program coordinator Todd Carlson…

10-Year-Old Inspires Community to Get Active and Give Back

Brooke Torgerson combined her loves of helping people and riding bikes.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Bikers in Two Harbors pedaled around town for a good cause and some healthy competition. ‘Pedal for Good’ is a man powered scavenger hunt encouraging people to enjoy bikes or anything that gets you moving outside. The cost to participate is a non–perishable food item. The idea was inspired by 10 year–old Brooke Torgerson, who combined her loves…

Solid Rock Safe Haven Hosts First Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Solid Rock Safe Haven is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Solid Rock Safe Haven in Superior hosted their first ever pancake breakfast fundraiser Sunday morning. Solid Rock is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen. This is the first fundraiser Northwest Community Services has ever done for Solid Rock. They said it was time to raise their own money because they have seen the need for homeless services go up…

Runners Compete in Race for Over 24 Hours Straight

The 2nd annual Last Runner Standing competition started with over 100 racers.

DULUTH, Minn.- Runners in Duluth raced for over 24 hours straight, trekking over a hundred miles in the 2nd annual ‘Last Runner Standing’ competition. The race began 10 a.m. Saturday on a four mile course at Spirit Mountain with a new race began every hour on the hour. The competition was a way to give runners something a little more challenging to…

Duluth Firefighters Surprise Young Cancer Survivor

"Pink Heals" and Duluth Fire Department teamed up to celebrate Elizabeth Luiten.

DULUTH, Minn.- A young Duluth girl got the surprise of a lifetime, a ton of gifts and a whole lot of love. 7–year–old Elizabeth Luiten is now cancer free after battling the disease for almost 5 years. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoma when she was just two years old, and Saturday, her friends and family wanted to celebrate her in a…

EZ Street Saloon Holds Fundraiser for Jayme Closs

EZ Street Saloon hosts first ever "Duck Off."

SOUTH RANGE, Wis.- A fundraiser for Jayme Closs and her family was held today at EZ  Street Saloon in South Range. Staff sold 300 toy ducks to customers this past month that were raced down the creek behind the saloon. Employees wanted to do something to make life easier for Jayme and thought a duck race and silent auction would be…

The Salvation Army Delivers Donuts to Veterans for National Donut Day

National Donut Day started during World War I.

DULUTH, Minn.- The first Friday in June is National Donut Day and the Salvation Army is celebrating the holiday’s history by delivering donuts to veterans. The day started in 1939 and commemorates the making and serving of donuts on the frontlines in World War I by Salvation Army Officers. The Duluth chapter donated boxes of donuts to four veterans’ halls,…

Duluth Edison Charter Schools Hosts Golf Scramble Fundraiser

DECS hosts their 4th annual golf scramble fundraiser.

DULUTH, Minn.- Golfers were out at Enger Park Golf Course to raise money for athletic programs at Duluth Edison Charter Schools. The 18–hole competition, raffle and silent auction is one of the charter school’s biggest fundraisers. School officials say these kind of events are necessary to keep track and field, basketball, volleyball and most of their sports clubs active. “I think…

Fond du Lac Band Members Stick Together During Tough Times

The Fond du Lac community host a dinner and discussion following the death of one of their own.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Fond du Lac tribal members met at the reservation community center in Cloquet to mourn the loss of one their own. The Anishinaabe community shared their grief for the loss of Pennie Robertson, whose body was found hanging on the reservation earlier in the week. Friday’s dinner and discussion was a way to encourage the community to stick together…

The William A. Irvin’s Return Date to be Decided Soon

The DECC and Fraser Shipyards will decide on a return date for the Irvin in the coming days.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s Wiilliam A. Irvin won’t be returning to its home in the Minnesota slip this Summer or anytime soon. It’s long awaited return date will be decided in the next few days. DECC officials say they’re optimistic that a contract with Fraser Shipyards, where the Irvin has stayed during its restoration, will be finalized in the coming days. The…

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar Discusses Minnesota Slip Restoration Project with City Leaders

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar visited Duluth to talk about the Minnesota Slip.

DULUTH, Minn.- Presidential hopeful and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar stopped in Duluth Thursday. She came to learn more about what’s going on with the Minnesota slip and to hear updates on the city’s restoration project involving both the slip and seawall. Parts of the slip were under construction for longer than expected, but Senator Klobuchar is confident restoring the slip and…

The Man Behind the Courtney Medal of Honor

NORTHLAND UNCOVERED: Major Henry A. Courtney and the Medal of Honor

DULUTH, Minn. – The Courtney Medal of Honor is a symbol of leadership to many. “My regret is he was taken in a war, and I never got to grow up and get to know him,” Major Henry Courtney’s nephew Courtney Storey said. Major Courtney was killed in 1945, two years after his nephew Courtney Storey was born. What Storey knows…

Gov. Tim Walz Celebrates Medical Expansion in Duluth

Duluth receives $97.7 million in state funding for medical expansion projects this year.

DULUTH, Minn.- Governor Tim Walz visited Duluth to speak on how the state is helping fund the upcoming St. Lukes and Essentia Health medical expansion projects. Essentia Health and St. Lukes has announced roughly a billion dollars in expansion projects over the next couple of years. Governor Tim Walz congratulated city leaders for making the push to get close to 100…

4 Corners Store Holds Celebration to Thank Loyal Customers

The 4 Corners Store took over new ownership in October.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The 4 Corners Store in Superior, off County Road A, held a grand opening celebration to say thank you to their loyal customers. The shop actually took over new ownership back in October, but Raquel and her dog Odie wanted to invite the community out to see all the new things the shop has to offer. 4 Corners staff…

Ursa Minor Brewing and Habitat for Humanity Host Diffe’RUN’ce 5K

The 5K raised money for the Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity Chapter.

DULUTH, Minn.- Ursa Minor Brewing hosted a fun–run that benefited the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. “Part of our mission at Ursa Minor is to give back to our community and give our customers an opportunity to give back to the community,” Ursa Minor Brewing co-founder Ben Hugas said. This was round 3 for the Ursa Minor diffe’run’ce 5K since the…

Sutherland CBD Store Opens in Duluth

Sutherland CBD opened in the Lakeside neighborhood.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sutherland CBD celebrated the grand opening of their second location in the Twin Ports Saturday. The hemp oil store expanded from their first location in Superior to Duluth’s Lakeside neighborhood. The owners say they wanted to be as educated as possible on the Minnesota laws for CBD before opening the new store. “When it comes to CBD laws, Minnesota…

Volunteers Build Sheds to Raise Money for Habitat for Humanity

Members of Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps teamed up with Habitats for Humanity to build sheds for an upcoming auction.

DULUTH, Minn- Members of Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps teamed up with Habitats for Humanity to build the sheds for an upcoming auction. The sheds raise money to help build affordable housing and teach workers the fundamentals of teamwork and proper equipment use. “Really learning how to use the basics like a drill, an impact driver, just kind of getting those…

New Record Pop-Up Store Open for Summer in Superior

Odd LP's is in the old barbershop on Belknap Street.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- One man’s hobby of collecting old records has turned into Superior’s newest business. Jacob Swanson is calling it ‘Odd LP’s’. The pop–up record shop has found a semi–permanent location at the old barbershop on Belknap Street. Swanson says his biggest priority is making sure these vintage records find good homes. “When I buy records, there’s a lot of stuff…

Twin Ports Tech Company Launches Presentation Software

Fasetto launched their newest software "Forum."

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior based software company Fasetto is one of the only tech companies in the Twin Ports. They’re trying to get the word out about their newest development called ‘Forum.’ Employees held a launch party for the software. Forum is designed to make presentations more accessible for presenters and viewers. Internet is not needed to use the software once it’s…

City Leaders and Local Organizations Speak Out on Gun Violence

National Gun Violence Awareness Day is June 7.

DULUTH, Minn.- Local organizations, city officials and school board members spoke at Duluth city hall to raise awareness of gun violence. June 7 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Friday’s event was a precursor to that day and a way to prepare the city for Wear Orange Weekend. It was started in 2015 in memory of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager who…

‘Bite Squad’ Food Delivery Service Launches in Duluth

Bite Squad food delivery started in 2012.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new Minneapolis-based food delivery service has come to Duluth. Bite Squad celebrated its launch in the Northland at Crooked Pint Ale House. The company started in 2012 and delivers in more than 300 cities nationwide. Representatives said they saw a demand for food delivery service in the Northland because of the high number of tourists and locals. “I…

St. Louis County Rescue Squad Trains in Members New and Old

The St. Louis County Rescue Squad has 67 members.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Louis County is roughly the size of the state of New Jersey. It’s the largest county East of the Mississippi with a rising population of over two hundred thousand. The past three years, the St. Louis County Rescue Squad has responded to a record breaking number of calls, helping thousands ‘get out of a jam.’ The group of…

Locals Clean Up Park Point for the Summer

A group of friends clean up Park Point.

DULUTH, Minn.- A small but mighty group of Duluthians spent part of the afternoon braving the winds and cleaning up Park Point Beach. This is the first clean up organized by the group of friends. They first had the urge to clean up parks and beaches when they were students in grad school. Now they do it because they want to…

Veterans for Peace Honor Military for Memorial Day

Veterans for Peace hold their annual Memorial Day Event.

DULUTH, Minn.- Veterans for Peace held their annual memorial day remembrance ceremony at Endion Station Monday. The Duluth–Superior chapter uses the ceremony to honor veterans and those who have fallen without glorifying war. They hope that those walking along the lakewalk who saw the ceremony will remember what the day means and join them in working towards peace. “It’s always important…

Make Music with Anything in the Battle of the Jug Bands

The 23rd annual Battle of the Jug Bands was at Amazing Grace Bakery.

DULUTH, Minn.- Local musicians broke out their banjos, guitars, jugs and anything that made noise for the 23rd annual Battle of the Jug Bands competition. Amazing Grace Bakery in Canal Park was filled with people who love making music. Bands were judged on how creative their instruments were. Some artists used jugs and washboards, others has their own talents to show…

Helicopter Tours Give Different View of the City

Sky Harbor Airport allows people to see Lake Superior in a helicopter.

DULUTH, Minn.- Park Point’s Sky Harbor Airport wants to take you above the lake in a helicopter. The airport is running a special deal this Memorial Day Weekend- helicopter rides over the Twin Ports for 20 dollars. The staff is trying to see if people are actually interested in doing helicopter tours this Summer and figured this was a good way…

Segway Tours Through Duluth Come Back for Summer

Duluth Glides Segway Tours are back for Summer.

DULUTH, Minn.- On a sunny day most people want to get outside and soak up Lake Superior. Duluth Glides thinks the best way to see it is to roll around it. Special for Memorial Day Weekend, Duluth Glides busted out their segway tours for the Summer season. The owners are facing a few challenges finding courses to ride with all the…

Officer Dante S. Tini’s Family Say Their Final Goodbyes

Officer Dante Tini is remembered with a funeral service and honor presentation.

VIRGINIA, Minn.- Fallen veteran Dante Tini lost his life 77 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Virginia native’s remains were recently brought back to Minnesota and Saturday, family said their final goodbyes to Tini. “Dante did not join the military because of the war. He was already in the navy when the war came to him,” celebrant Rev….

Great Lakes Academy Art Students Display Year’s Worth of Work

Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art hosts their 3rd annual Student/Instructor open house.

DULUTH, Minn.- 9 months of hard work was celebrated Friday night at the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art. Students put their drawings, paintings and sculptures on display in the academy’s 3rd annual open house. The gallery is also where students created their works of art which reflects one of their main studies- replicating in art what they see with their…

Family Welcome Home Officer Dante S. Tini After 77 Years

Navy Radioman Third Class Dante S. Tini was killed aboard the U.S.S Oklahoma during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

DULUTH, Minn.- Dante S. Tini was 19 when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thanks to recent DNA testing, the Virginia, Minnesota native’s remains were identified and have now returned home. In 2012, officer Dante S. Tini’s family was asked to give DNA to help locate the missing Navyman’s remains. Nearly 6 years later they got a…

Local Meat Shops Prepare for Memorial Day Barbecues

Greenfield Meats and More in Superior has meat sales for Memorial Day.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some may have big plans to bust out the barbecue for the holiday weekend and take advantage of the Memorial Day sales in preparation it. Family–owned business Greenfield Meats and More in Superior says customers have been buying brats and steaks all week, getting everything together for a big camping weekend if the weather holds out. “Everybody likes the…

The Spirit Room Remembers Bars and Taverns of the Past

The Spirit Room hosts Tavern Throwback May 21-May 25.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Spirit Room is remembering bars and taverns of the past this week to raise money for the Douglas County Historical Society. The event is called Tavern Throwback. Customers can see old pictures and shirts from over 130 bars that once stood on the streets of the city of Superior. Employees say the throwback cocktail menu is a hit…

Seafarers Experience a Ministry of Hospitality for 50 Years in the Twin Ports

NORTHLAND UNCOVERED: The Ministry of Seafarers

DULUTH, Minn. – When ships come to the Twin Ports those on board are usually far from home, their families, things that are familiar to them. The Twin Ports is one of the farthest Western points ships can travel on the great lakes. Crew members facing tough conditions for months at a time. “Probably the shortest amount of time that…

Always Fresh, Never Frozen Meals with Individual Nutrition

KNOWING YOUR NEIGHBORS: Individual Nutrition LLC

DULUTH, Minn.- Sometimes everyday tasks like cooking are hard to keep up with when you have other responsibilities like a job or a family. Katie Dague and Tracy Rosas are like a lot of us: active, jobs, families- enough going on to keep them from finding time to make healthy meals. “With kids it was so hard to eat healthy, and we…

Huskies of Hope Making Strides Toward $50,000 Fundraising Goal

Huskies of Hope is a fundraising group for people with disabilities and veterans with PTSD.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Fundraising efforts continued for one local organization looking to buy a home for people with disabilities and veterans with PTSD. Huskies of Hope is on a mission to raise $50,000 to buy a home and open an adult day care center. The group’s latest fundraiser was a silent auction and spaghetti dinner at VIP Pizza in Superior. “Too…

Community Day at the Historic Depot Brings in Hundreds of People

The Depot's second Community Day was a hit among tourists and locals.

DULUTH, Minn.- Bad weather and free admission led to big crowds at The Depot. Almost a thousand visitors came out to enjoy The Depot’s second Community Day. Community Day was an effort created by mayor Emily Larson to attract more people to some of Duluth’s best tourist attractions. The event gave visitors access to see art, history and the Lake Superior…

Bob Dylan Festival “Dylanfest” Kicks Off its 9th Year

Dylanfest celebrates the life and music of Bob Dylan.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The week Bob Dylan fans from as far out as Australia and England have been waiting for has finally arrived. The 9th annual Dylanfest kicked off this weekend. The 9 day music and art festival will showcase local bands playing covers of some of Bob Dylan’s greatest hits. Fans packed out Cedar Lounge in Superior for the festival’s launch,…

Cook County Residents Express Concerns about Polygamist Seth Jeffs

Cook County residents hold a forum to talk about new resident, Seth Jeffs and his polygamist past

GRAND MARAIS, Minn.- A controversial neighbor, known polygamist Seth Jeffs is now in Cook County, Minnesota. Seth is the brother of Warren Jeffs, the former leader of the polygamist sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, or FLDS. In 2011, Warren Jeffs was convicted of two felony counts of child assault for which he is now serving a prison…

The City of Superior Hosts First Art Sampler

The art sampler event is a way for all artists to show off their work.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Artists of all types had a chance to showcase their work at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for the city’s first art sampler.\ It was Superior Council for the Art’s first ever event of its kind. The purpose was to take communication art, visual art, fine art or any form of artistic expression and put it on display in a…