Community

United Way of Carlton County Connects Residents to Local Resources

Operation Community Connect is an annual event.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The United Way of Carlton County connected residents to local resources during their Annual Operation Community Connect event at Journey Church in Cloquet. Local Service agencies were on hand to provide information to residents who are in need of energy assistance, housing assistance, and much more. Every year the goal for United Way is to offer awareness…

American Airlines Comes to Duluth Int. Airport with Direct Flights to Chicago

New service will provide affordability for Duluth travelers.

DULUTH, Minn.- American Airlines brings this new direct service to provide even more affordability to travelers in Duluth. Starting in May four daily non–stop flights will be offered two from Duluth and two returns from O’Hare in Chicago. It has been a three year process to get these American Airlines flights in motion, but airport officials are hoping this will…

Ruby’s Pantry Continues to Help Federal Employees Going Without Pay

$10 donation accepted from furloughed workers.

CLOQUET, Minn. – As the prolonged government shutdown reaches day 33, Ruby’s Pantry at the Cloquet National Guard continues to help furloughed workers provide food and supplies for their families. Federal employees, not receiving a pay check due to the shutdown, were able to pick up meat, bread, milk, toilet paper and other personal products for $10. Seeing furloughed workers…

Bong Veterans Historical Center to Host Three Escape Rooms

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is Celebrating 2018 Attendance Numbers, Three New Escape Rooms will Also Debut in February

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Exciting, new adventures are in store for the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior. The Center is celebrating an increase of nearly 1,300 paid visitors in 2018 compared to 2017. This is the second highest attendance increase in the center’s history and the highest paid attendance in ten years. “We have continued our commitment to…

Fitger’s to Host Cutest Puppy Contest Saturday

The Annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy of the Northland Contest is Happening Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all cute puppies of the Northland! You’re invited to bring your puppy, or stop by to witness the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy Contest on Saturday, January 26. The event is taking place at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. Registration is free and will start at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. This event is free…

Great Outdoors: Breathe Warmer With Lungplus

The Arctic Cold Blast Returns, Here's Some Useful Ways To Stay Warmer

DULUTH, Minn. — As the brutal cold temperatures return with a vengeance, ways to stay warm are important and crucial. Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot introduces us to the LUNG PLUS. “It’s a mouth worn, re-heater and humidifier.” explains the distributor of Lungplus, Eve Graves. It’s held by small flaps that you place in front of your teeth.  As you breathe…

Nerds Take Over Teatro Zuccone

Monthly Nerd Ted Talks

DULUTH, Minn.- Some Nerds of the Northland (as they proudly call themselves) gathered at Zeitgeist Teatro Zuccone. Nerd Nite Duluth is a theater-based production of so-called “geeky” presentations, games, and laughter. Think of it like a Nerd Ted Talk, according to organizers. For Tuesday’s Nerd Nite, young people took the stage, presenting for 15 minutes or less. The “Nerd Nite…

Learning About Elementary Schools at Twin Ports School Fair

Parents Talk with Teachers, Get Information

DULUTH, Minn.- Parents got a one stop shop for choosing an elementary school for their kids at the Robert Powless Center on Tuesday night. The 3rd Annual Twin Ports Area Elementary School Fair allowed parents to talk to teachers and administrators, get enrollment info, and hear about before and after school programs for about 10 different twin ports schools. The…

The Lake Superior Ice Festival Cometh

Snow Slide is Up as City Gears Up

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Every year the Lake Superior Ice Festival promises to be bigger and better, showing that cold and snow doesn’t keep Northlanders inside, but brings them outside in a big way. A fan favorite at the free festival, the big snow slide is already up, towering over Barker’s Island Marina. Attendees this year have some new attractions to look…

Holiday Center Supports Local Businesses at Marketplace Tuesday

"It's very motivating and exciting."

  DULUTH, Minn.- Locally sourced foods, products and crafts were up for sale from a variety of vendors in Duluth to those walking within the Skywalk system. Guests also enjoyed food and hair demonstrations. Belle Adventure Salon owner says she appreciates the Holiday Center for hosting Marketplace Tuesday. “Its really about collaboration, but also the support they are giving us…

Glensheen Mansion Offers Flashlight Tours Through March

Flashlight Tours will Happen Every Friday and Saturday Through March 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Glensheen Mansion is bringing back flashlight tours as bitter winter weather continues in the Northland. The darkened fun will run through Saturday, March 16, with tours taking place every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Included with the price of admission, guests will receive a branded Glensheen Flashlight tour pint glass with a sippy…

Hannah Johnson Fabrics Expanding in Lakeside Location

Hannah Johnson Fabrics will Host a Grand Re-Opening Event Thursday, January 24

DULUTH, Minn. – More fabric and fun will soon be available for quilters in the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood. The owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics is expanding. The growth comes after Johnson’s Bakery vacated their Lakeside location in 2018. “Who would have ever known? I never thought I’d be here for ten years,” said Janet Anelli, Owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics….

Superior Skiing: Free This Week

Free Ski Week in Conjunction with Lake Superior Ice Festival

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The heart of the winter brings with it the annual Lake Superior Ice Festival. In conjunction with the festival, the city of Superior has made all of its cross-country ski trails free through the end of the festival on the 27th. Over 27 kilometers (about 17 miles) of groomed trails are wide open for use. They’re broken up…

Residents Meet to Discuss Future of Duluth Public Golf, Hear Potential Plans

Open Gathering Meeting Held at UMD

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s no secret that municipal golf courses nationwide are experiencing trouble with attendance and sales, and Duluth is no exception. Lester and Enger Park golf courses accrued more than two million dollars in debt over the last two decades, causing the city to reevaluate their value. A group called “Friends of Duluth Public Golf” held a meeting at UMD…

Nailing Down Issues for 34th Annual Superior Days

Planning Meeting Goes Over What Group is Taking to Madison

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In less than a month delegates from the superior area will be heading to Madison to lobby state lawmakers on local political issues. It will be the 34th Annual Superior Days. Earlier today a community planning meeting was held at WITC Superior. At the meeting they were able to nail down 3 key issues they will take to…

Local Leaders Hosts First Ever MLK Day March and Rally in Virginia

"He was the symbol that drove diversity and acceptance."

  VIRGINIA, Minn.- For the first time in Virginia, hundreds marched from city hall to Virginia High School to embrace diversity within the community in honor Dr. Martin Luther King. Cold crisp air hit the many faces of a community marching to welcome the love of humanity and the inclusion of all people. The Diversity Committee of Mesabi Range College…

Fundraiser to Support Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance

The Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance is Hosting a Classic Horse Movie Night Thursday, January 24 at Zeitgeist

DULUTH, Minn. – This bitter winter weather doesn’t help local horse enthusiasts get out on the trails, but that’s not stopping the Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance from thinking about warmer months ahead. The Alliance is set to host the first ever Classic Horse Movie Night Fundraiser for horse trails on Thursday, January 24 at Zeitgeist in Duluth. The 1979…

Swerving into the New Year with Lake Superior R/C Club

Club Holds Annual New Year's Rumble

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some people are still ringing in the New Year behind the wheel. Some very small wheels. The Lake Superior R/C Club hosted it’s 16th Annual New Year’s Rumble, at the Superior Armory on Sunday. Dozens of small speed racers zoomed and crashed through the races. According to organizers, unlike real cars, all ages can drive. “Just like a…

Honoring MLK Together with All Faiths

Interfaith Worship Held by Duluth NAACP

DULUTH, Minn.- Follow the sounds of gospel music and clapping hands, and you’ll find a large, jubilant group at the Peace United Church of Christ. “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!” The Duluth Branch of the NAACP gathered the crowd to honor the freedom–fighting life of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., and the legacy that shines…

Free Haircuts For Federal Workers

Dapper Jack's Treating Unpaid Workers Affected by Shutdown

DULUTH, Minn.- As businesses across the Northland continue to offer discounted or free services to unpaid federal workers during the shutdown, Dapper Jack’s barbershop on 47th Avenue East offered free haircuts to federal workers. If you’re wondering how many people really need it, the barber there says he had folks lined up before he even opened. He says the feeling after…

Skiing, Skating and Snowshoeing by Candlelight

13th Annual Event Held in Cold Temps

DULUTH, Minn.- In true Northland fashion, families bundled up and took to the ice-cold outside at Hartley Nature Center. The Center hosted their 13th Annual Candlelight Ski, Skate and Snowshoe event. Families could enjoy fat biking and snowshoe hiking on a trail adorned with lights, skate on Hartley Pond, or share some hot chocolate at the yurt. Organizers say, when…

Curling into Team USA at US Curling Junior Nationals

Championship Held in Two Harbors for First Time

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Crowds packed the Two Harbors Curling Club, anxious to see their team move on, at the 2019 U.S. Curling Association Junior Nationals. These young men and women curlers battled it out not only to win the championship, but for the coveted place that comes with it. As curlers pull shots, their rocks striking with an ominous “CLACK,” sparking…

After 11 Years at Port Authority, Adele Yorde Retires

Retirement Party Held at Port Authority

DULUTH, Minn.-After 11 years serving the Twin Ports, Adele Yorde of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority is retiring. A party was thrown for Yorde as she said farewell to the workplace and colleagues she’s been with for over a decade. Yorde’s daughter even surprised her mom with a visit, who wasn’t expecting her until April. Now, Yorde has already got…

Students Get Taste of Marine Training at Mini Bootcamp

Real Training with Real Drill Instructors

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior YMCA was turned into a training camp on Friday, as students got a taste of what it’s like to be a Marine at Mini Bootcamp. The gym floor filled with young men and women planning to be, or interested in joining the United States Marine Corps. Organizers say, being a Marine has a lot to offer….

As Warming Center Opens, Concerns Arise

Homeless Persons Bill of Rights Coalition Writes Letter to City

DULUTH, Minn.-  Thursday night marked not only the beginning of extreme cold, but the opening of a new warming center in Duluth. Five people occupied warming center on the 5800 Block of Grand Avenue in West Duluth on Thursday. While the city and the Homeless Persons Bill of Rights coalition, or HPBR, both consider that a victory, HPBR wants to…

Local Toy Store will Close after More Than 30 Years

"It's just something we're really going to miss."

DULUTH, Minn.- For over 30 years Explorations has been more than just a toy store to the Twin Ports community and now they are selling off their merchandise to prepare for closing. Explorations has strived to make learning fun for children of all ages, by being an educational toy and teaching store over the last three decades. More than 10,000…

Duluth Pack Unveils New Products Thanks to Customer Feedback

The New Wax Canvas Packs and Colors will be Available Tuesday, January 22, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack, a brand known for handcrafted outdoor gear made in the U.S.A since 1882, is kicking off the 2019 year with new canvas material options. The locally based Made in America company is transparent in sharing how they receive ideas and growing selection of products from their customers. As Tom Sega, the President of Duluth Pack…

Ruby’s Pantry Offers Special for Furloughed Government Workers

Workers can access the food pantry for $10 instead of the regular $20

DULUTH, Minn. – Ruby’s Pantry in Duluth is providing meals for government employees affected by the partial shutdown. For only $10, or half the usual cost, government workers and their families could participate in the pantry. Coordinators say it made sense to offer the special while workers continue to work without pay. “I find that somewhat interesting to expect people…

New Warming Shelter Opening in Lincoln Park in February

Esther House will be the second warming center opened by Walking Victorious Ministry.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new warming center is set to open in Lincoln Park this February as temperatures continue to dip. The Superior– based ministry, Walking Victorious will open a four bedroom home known as Esther House. The center will provide daytime shelter and overnight warming during frigid cold conditions. The ministry saw a need to help those who cannot get…

6th Graders Perform Concert at Superior Middle School

Band performed twelve songs for family and friends

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Music filled Superior Middle School for a sixth grade band performance. The middle schoolers played twelve songs in front of their families and friends. The music ranged from Christmas songs to American classics like “Skip to My Lou.” Some of the sixth graders have already been playing music for a few years. “When I was in fourth…

Keep Your House Warm this Winter by Checking Your Furnace

Dirty filters can cause a furnace to go in to lockout mode.

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- On a very cold day no one wants to return to a freezing home due to a broken furnace. Experts recommend homeowners take a few precautionary steps such as checking vents outside of your home, replacing air filters, and keeping good batteries in your thermostat. “Well it’s always a good idea to have them serviced regularly that can…

People are Still Hitting the Slopes in Frigid Temperatures

92 year old Spirit Mountain founder living life on the slopes.

DULUTH, Minn.- Low temperatures and freezing wind chills aren’t stopping people of all ages from visiting Spirit Mountain including its Founder As one of the most ideal locations for winter fun the groomed slopes of Spirit Mountain are open for all to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. On a cold brisk day, many choose to bask in the moment of…

Facebook Page Helps Reunite Lost Animals with Owners

Missing Pets in the Northland Currently has More Than 8,000 Followers on Facebook

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the American Humane Association, more than ten million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. Now with the help of social media and dedicated volunteers, one group in the Northland is looking to make a difference…

Northland Schools Support Healthy Eating Resolutions

Wrenshall Schools Food Service Director Valerie Dahl Shares Tips to Getting Children to Enjoy Fruits, Vegetables During Meals

DULUTH, Minn. – With the start of a new year, healthy eating is a common resolution for families. School cafeteria professionals can often provide tips and techniques used in the cafeteria to get students to consume healthier food options that can easily translate to habits at home. • Create a food kaleidoscope – Children commonly eat with their eyes, if…

Sweet Maple Bourbon Salmon

Cooking Connection: Lake Superior Catering Creates A Unique Sweet Glaze

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Cooking Connection Lake Superior Catering is cooking up a sweet unique glaze for your salmon. In the video above you can check out the recipe to make at home yourself or you can have it catered at your next event! Categories: Community, Cooking Connection, Entertainment, Features, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Bourbon…

Superior Holds Comprehensive Recreation Plan Open House

City officials are now asking for public input on the plan

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The City of Superior revealed their comprehensive outdoor recreation plan to the public on Wednesday. City officials are asking for public input on the plan that includes the direction of the city’s parks, trails and playgrounds. “The more people who love and recreate and really get engaged with the outdoor space, the more value to our community…

Emergency Assistance is Available for People Affected by Shutdown

Other cash assistance programs are also available.

  DULUTH, Minn.- As the longest running government shut down continues People affected can apply for emergency assistance from St. Louis County. Emergency assistance is a cash program that can help people affected by the shutdown resolve personal financial issues including eviction notices or utility shutoffs. To qualify for the emergency benefits, applicants must meet a few qualifications. “One is…

Freezing Temperatures May Keep Your Car Off the Road

Winter inspection suggested to keep your car running.

  DULUTH, Minn.- A big winter chill is in the forecast and temperatures continue to drop across the Northland. The bitter cold is not only tough on people but also on vehicles. It’s not only uncommon for temperatures to dip well below zero this winter, but what does that mean for your vehicle? Freezing temperatures can have a major impact…