Author: Zach Richie

Superior Diversity Forum

They hoped to find some answers to some very difficult diversity questions.

University of Wisconsin Superior students are focused on how to fix a lack of diversity in the Northland. Through a community forum, they hoped to find some answers to some very difficult questions.

Two Harbors Hosts Mock Crash

State Patrol and Two Harbors agencies create scene for a lasting impact.

Two Harbors High School raised awareness about distracted driving. Students experienced a mock crash between a distracted driver and a school bus.

Duluth School Board Says No to Edison Once Again

School board decides once again not to sell old Central site to Edison Charter Schools.

Just in March, the Duluth school board decided not to waive policy to allow the potential sale of the old Central site to Edison Charter Schools. But after much public comment, the school board decided to pick up the issue again.

Duluth State of the City Address

Mayor Larson wants to focus on jobs, housing, and sustainable energy,

Mayor Larson has been busy with searches for a new police and fire chief and she’s also been trying to secure bonding money for the zoo and steam projects. She says whatever challenges the city will face, they’ll move forward together.

Council Approves Spirit Mountain Budget

Council calls the park's budget realistic and that they're on a firm foundation.

In recent years, Spirit Mountain has seen profits fall down the slopes, but the park is proud to report things are looking up. This past operating year, Spirit Mountain put an end to their operating losses and are seeing a positive of $300,000.

Prince Tributes Continue

Music lovers remember him not only for his showmanship but musicianship.

Tributes from around Minnesota and the world have come in waves of purple rain.In just the last few years, Prince opened the door to the little red corvette and let people see more of his personal side, but wanted the focus to remain on the music.

Minnesota Remembers Prince

Music legend dies at age 57. Fans remember his life, music, and legacy.

The news of Prince’s death spread from Chanhassen to all around the globe.Prince was a worldwide icon, yet in many ways retained his Minnesota roots.

Chemistry Magic Show

UMD students host chemistry magic show to inspire careers in science.

UMD students pulled out their magic wands for their annual chemistry magic show.Through various experiments, the Chemistry Club displayed the power of science.

Rally to Curb Military Spending

Various groups gathered in front of the Duluth Federal building for a rally to redistribute tax dollars.

A host of labor and peace advocates gathered in front of the Duluth Federal building for a rally to put people first.

Tax Deadline Creeps Closer

The deadline to file this year is April 18th due to a government holiday.

They say there are two certain things in life, death and taxes and while there’s no avoiding them, the tax season got a little longer this year.

Sports Art Exhibitions

Duluth Art Institute hosts two exhibitions that combines sports with art.

Even though they may seem like two different worlds, arts and sports collide in two new exhibits: Team Spirit and Hat Trick.

Popo Gets Adopted

Dog came into Animal Allies obese and barely could walk, now she's healthy and has found a home.

After spending a year and a day at the Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth, a beloved K9 has found a home.

Ideas Forum on Future of the Iron Range

Panelists offer ideas on engaging the area's youth to working with mining companies.

Finding ways to solve the economic booms and busts of the Iron Range has often brought more questions than answers, but a group of panelists presented their ideas for a sustainable future.

Dayton Visits with Ely Officials

Governor meets with Ely city council to discuss his decision regarding a potential mine.

Nearly three weeks after delivering a huge blow to a proposed copper nickel mine near Ely, Governor Dayton met with the Ely city council at the IRRRB headquarters in Eveleth.

Vikre Releases Sugarbush Whiskey

Vikre Distillery to release lot two of their Sugarbush Whiskey.

Whiskey lovers, it’s time to raise your glass to a new batch of the only distilled and bottled whiskey in Duluth.Vikre Distillery will release lot two of their Sugarbush Whiskey on April 1st.


A recent audit discovered the IRRRB has not been overseeing its loans and grants close enough.

The audit report found limited evidence many loans and grants from the IRRRB have met their objectives and even called the structure of the agency vulnerable to constitutional challenge.

Superior School Bond Referendum

The district hopes voters pass the 92.5 million dollar bond referendum April 5th.

The Superior Schol District is seeking 92.5 million dollars in a bond referendum. The district says the money is needed to repair buildings that are falling apart, create a new Cooper Elementary building and bring more security to the district’s schools.

Vietnam Veterans Day

Celebration gives recognition to veterans after they didn't receive it over fifty years ago.

The Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes March 29th as Vietnam Veteran’s Day to honor the sacrifice made by so many of the brave.

Runway Reconstruction Negotiations

AAR wants the airport to reconsider runway reconstruction scheduled soon.

Reconstructing the main airport runway in Duluth may have been grounded.Companies who use the runway said if it closes for repair, their business could fly off.

Badger Fans Bring Business

Bars and restaurants see waves of red as fans cheer their team in the tourney.

Fans filled local bars and restaurants to cheer on their beloved Badgers. As the team goes further into the tourney, it also means more business.

Easter Lily Sales are in Full Bloom

Florists are packed with orders. Easter is their fifth busiest holiday.

It truly was a Good Friday for local florists as their Easter business begins to bloom. Engwall’s in Duluth has already sold nearly 1,000 lilies. Many of those went to between thirty or forty churches.