William Seay

Glensheen Announces New Lakeside Bar, Extended Summer Hours

DULUTH, Minn. –Visitors to Duluth’s Glensheen Mansion now have more opportunities to sit outside and sip a beer or cocktail. This morning, Glensheen Director Dan Hartman announced the historic estate’s grounds will stay open from 9:00am to 9:00pm each day this summer. And in the evenings, Glensheen is introducing the Lake Superior Beach Club. The mansion’s garage will serve as…

Lakeside Starts New Rummage Sale Tradition

DULUTH, Minn. –Just a few weeks after Duluth’s Park Point neighborhood had its annual rummage sale, the Lakeside neighborhood in the east end of town is starting its own new tradition. The Lakeside Rummage Sale is a combined effort of more than 50 homes in the area. All the rummage sale deals are offered at many of the homes tomorrow…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Lou’s Fish House

Smoked fish is a North Woods tradition

TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Smoked fish.  It’s a North Woods tradition. Rebecca Swanson and her daughters Ashleigh and Callie are the women behind Lou’s Fish House in Two Harbors. “We are world famous smoked fish,” Ashleigh explains. “So we want to bring that to everyone in town and the surrounding area.” They’re not open yet, but they’re already smoking fish…

Last Minute Preps Happening at Marathon Starting Line

DULUTH, Minn. –It’s almost race day for Grandma’s Marathon, and there is still plenty of work ahead for employees and volunteers alike. At the starting line just outside of Two Harbors, the Sonju car dealership has once again allowed the Grandma’s crew to use their lot for the festivities. Volunteer David Olson says there are still tents and tables and…

Concrete Poured for Sport Court at Gary New Duluth Rec Area

GARY NEW DULUTH, Minn. –A new addition to the Gary New Duluth recreation area had a big step in the right direction earlier today. This morning, workers from h-m-i poured concrete on the new sport court at the rec area. H-m-i is a duluth-based company that specializes in concrete jobs like this. General Superintendent Chauncey McGregor says his company takes…

Supplies Headed to Grandma’s Marathon Water Station 24

DULUTH, Minn. –With setup for Grandma’s Marathon in full swing, Mile Marker 24 is preparing for its spot as one of the most important water stations on the race course. Mile Marker 24 is the Fitger’s complex and a vintage 1936 Fitger’s beer delivery truck is stocked to the brim with supplies for the water station. Fitger’s has been Water…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Bubble Tea Company of Duluth

Bubble tea – it’s the Asian inspired drink that’s becoming more and more popular here in America. Originating in Taiwan in the 1980s, bubble tea has grown in popularity in all of Southeast Asia and with Asian-Americans. And now Duluth has its own bubble tea establishment, which opened two weeks ago at the Miller Hill Mall. “I’m really excited to…

Concrete Poured at New Ice Arena in Proctor

PROCTOR, Minn. –A new ice arena is being built in the town of Proctor, and today we got a first-hand look at a crew pouring concrete on the arena’s floor. The team of 22 is highly skilled at pouring 270 cubic yards of concrete on the floor of the ice arena. Underneath the concrete is 10 miles of tubing that…

Workshop Focuses on Aquatic Invasive Species

DULUTH, Minn. — With as many lakes and rivers as we have here in Minnesota, you can imagine how many invasive species are in our waterways. Professionals can only do so much, so volunteers are often needed to help deal with aquatic invasive species. Today, at the Lake Superior Aquarium in Duluth, educators from University of Minnesota Extension hosted a…

Harbor City Students Help Habitat for Humanity

DULUTH, Minn. –It’s the beginning of the construction season for Habitat for Humanity and a dozen students from Harbor City International School stepped up to help at a property in Duluth. The students are picking up brush and debris and even helping to relocate a fence on a tax-forfeited property in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. There’s no house on the…

Pier B in Duluth Now Offers Boat Rentals

DULUTH, Minn. –Pier B Resort in Duluth is now offering a new chance to get out on the water on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River. The hotel, located right near Bayfront Park in Duluth, has marina space right on the water and it is sharing its marina with a company called “YourBoatClub.” The hotel now has six pontoon…

Homeland Security Rep. Visits Twin Ports

DULUTH, Minn –The Twin Ports welcomed a U.S. congressman from Texas – the head of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul. Representative McCaul, a Republican from Austin, met with government and industry leaders at the Public Safety Building in Duluth earlier this morning. At the roundtable discussion were members of local law enforcement, U.S. Coast Guard members, Border Control,…

Superior Public Library Re-Opens

SUPERIOR, Wis. –The Superior Public Library has been closed for nearly a month, and it finally opened its doors to the public earlier this morning. The work to renovate the building isn’t done. There are still crews working on the walls and windows, but the library is accepting customers after being closed for four weeks. They installed all new carpets,…

City Officials Say Superior Street Construction is On Schedule

DULUTH, Minn –The reconstruction project on Superior Street in Duluth is really moving along. City officials say with good weather they’ve remained pretty much on schedule. The stretch of Superior Street from 3rd Avenue West to 7th Avenue West now has a hole more than eight feet deep as crews work to renovate water and steam pipes that will function…

Great Outdoors: Drone Racing

DULUTH, Minn. — “I’m a racer. I like to race,” says Johnny Wiita, a self-described drone enthusiast. Wiita got his start racing RC Cars, but his friends out west convinced him to try drones. “These things go from zero to 80 in about two seconds,” says Wiita with a huge smile. The drones are basically quad copters that are controlled…

Letter Carrier Food Drive Kicks Off

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, it’s time for the largest food drive in the region and all you need to do is leave your donation by the mailbox. This morning local non-profits kicked off the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive at the West Duluth Super One. Area residents will receive grocery bags and are encouraged to put food donations that will…

Pier B Hold Job Fair, Addresses Employment Needs

DULUTH, Minn. – Pier B Resort had a job fair earlier today, and when Fox 21 arrived the turnout was…a bit underwhelming. The resort and its restaurant, Silos, opened back in 2016, and they are hiring for the upcoming tourist season. They are specifically looking for line cooks at the restaurant and desk clerks for the hotel. But in recent…