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Crooked Pint Open in Kenwood Village

New Restaurant Features More than 30 Tap Beers

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s new Kenwood Village now offers more food than bagels. The Crooked Pint Ale House opened for business Tuesday Morning. Owned by the same company as Green Mill restaurants, the new location is Crooked Pint’s sixth in Minnesota, and first north of the Twin Cities. General Manger Russ Smith Was happy see his work pay off Tuesday….

Church Invites Superior Police to Lunch

Members Wanted to Show Appreciation During National Police Week

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Members of a Superior church. did something nice Tuesday for the men and women who protect and serve them as part of National Police Week. A group from the Central Assembly of God showed their appreciation to police, by inviting the entire department to lunch at the church. Close to 25 volunteers worked since January, raising money…

Emergency Responders Gather for Conference

6th Annual Under One Roof Continues Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn. – Disaster relief agencies from the Twin Ports and beyond gathered Tuesday for the start of a two day conference at the DECC. At the Under One Roof conference, emergency response professionals and volunteers swap notes so they’re better prepared if disaster strikes. Organizers say by learning from and sharing with one another, everyone is more effective when…

House Explosion in Rural Itasca County

ITASCA COUNTY, Minn. – The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office received a report Tuesday morning around 9 of a house explosion. Authorities responded to the incident which happened on Arbo Road in rural Itasca County. The house was occupied by one female at the time, authorities report that she escaped with minor injuries. The cause of the explosion is unknown at…

Solve Entertainment to Open New Location and Escape Room Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – Soon there will be a new mystery in town for Northlanders to solve. Solve Entertainment has moved locations and is ready to officially open to the public with a new escape room. The interactive entertainment company is now located at 120 E. Superior St. in downtown Duluth. This is right above Blacklist Brewery in the Historic Arts and…

Superior Once Predicted to be “Next Chicago”

Northland Uncovered: Superior the Boom Town?

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Today, the Twin Ports is a thriving harbor, but years ago the city of Superior was predicted to be the “next Chicago.” Executive Director of the Douglas County Historical Society, Tony Tracy, says the population was once even at 40,000 compared to the nearly 27,000 today. Tracy says the enthusiasm for the city started back in the 1600s….

Blaze at Floodwood Business Monday

FLOODWOOD, Minn. – Flames filling a local business in the Northland Monday evening. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department got a call of a structure fire at 12402 Hwy 2, West of Floodwood at 5:12 p.m. The fire was at MAT Incorporated, a business that produces erosion control products for hydraulic seeding. A fire had started in some of the…

Essentia-St. Mary’s Rolls Out NICU Innovation

"Roo-Wraps" Help Parents Have Skin to Skin Contact with NICU Infants

DULUTH, Minn. – For mothers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, bonding with baby can be overwhelming. “The mom would sit down, we would all come at her with her baby and all sorts of wires and equipment,” said Angela Follin, a Registered Nurse in Essentia-St. Mary’s NICU.  “It would be a little intimidating.” But a new innovation, called Roo-Wraps…

Students Go on Quest to Learn About St. Louis River Estuary

This Year Marks 25 Years Since the Event Started

DULUTH, Minn.- More than 1,500 students hopped aboard the Vista Star and visited the Pioneer Hall of the DECC for a special day of hands-on learning, provided directly by experts of the St. Louis River Estuary. Both the Vista Star and the DECC had six learning stations each, hosted by volunteers — some from organizations like Western Lake Superior Sanitary…

Broadcasters Remember Radio Legend Pat Cadigan

Cadigan Was 81 Years Old

DULUTH, Minn. – The Twin Ports broadcasting industry is remembering the life of radio icon Pat Cadigan. Cadigan died Monday morning after a short illness. He was 81 years old. Cadigan was originally from Superior and began his career at KDAL radio in 1961. His sidekick for 26 of those years was Rick Jordan. Later, longtime KDLH-TV anchor Pat Kelly…

Local Experts Offer Advice After Major Cyber Attack

Staff at Duluth's Downtown Computer say it's Important to Update Anti-Virus Software

DULUTH, Minn. – Local computer experts are now speaking out after the latest major cyber-attack hit hard in the eastern part of the world last Friday. Staff at Duluth’s Downtown Computer shop say they alerted clients via email and phone Friday, shortly after learning of the cyber-attack. Downtown Computer provides anti-virus and firewall services throughout the Northland, along with many…

Cloquet Gets New Fire Truck

New Cloquet Fire Truck has State-of-the-Art Capabilities

CLOQUET, Minn.-The Cloquet Fire Department has a new fire truck. Six firefighters will now be able to go on the state-of-the-art truck. It will hold up to 1,200 gallons of water as well. “The engine was specifically designed for this area,” said Jesse Buhs, battalion chief for the Cloquet Fire District. “We are going to have the capability to make…

Artist Diagnosed With Cancer Stays Connected to Community Through Art

The Necklace is Available at Art in the Alley

DULUTH, Minn.- Tami LaPole Edmunds, Owner of Art in the Alley, was diagnosed with Lymphoma 6 weeks ago. Since her Diagnoses, Edmunds has started chemotherapy, and isn’t able to work at her store, where she used to work 7 days a week. But that doesn’t stop her from continuing to pursue her Passion. Edmunds now makes handmade necklaces called “Tami Love” from…

Duluth Teen Awarded Citizen Award

The Teen Helped Save Her Elderly Neighbor

DULUTH,Minn.- A Duluth teenager received a special Citizen Award for helping save her neighbor. Ruth Kristensen was visiting with her Elderly neighbor, when she noticed something seemed wrong with her neighbor. After realizing her neighbor may need medical attention, Kristensen called 911, and stayed with her while the neighbor received the help she needed. Monday, Kristensen was awarded the Citizen…

Annual Gala to Support Northern Lights Foundation

"A Night to Shine" Honors Children Battling Life-Threatening Illnesses

DULUTH, Minn. – This week you can enjoy a nice evening out all while supporting a local organization. The Northern Lights Foundation is hosting their annual gala at Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. The foundation and gala support local children facing life–threatening illnesses. Black Woods Catering will prepare a dinner, there will be a brief program…

Promotion Aims to Support Downtown Local Businesses

Coffee Conversation: Get Downtown Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring tourism season is starting and more folks will be heading to downtown to get some shopping done. Get Downtown Week, put on by the Greater Downtown Council, is running through May 20. More than 30 businesses are teaming up to offer special BOGO deals this week. This is the second year for this promotion and it’s a…

Annual Smelt Parade Takes On Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Smelt, smelters and other mythical creatures marched down the Lakewalk Saturday for the Annual Run-Smelt-Run Parade and Party. It’s an annual tradition that is unique to the Northland. The parade starts in Canal Park before heading down the Lakewalk to the Zeitgeist Arts Café where party-goers enjoy a fish fry. Check out the video for all the…

‘Get Downtown Week’ Is Full Of Deals

Promotion Lasts Through May 20

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s :”Get Downtown Week” in Duluth, and businesses are encouraging people to shop locally with deals. Downtown Duluth is full of businesses, many of them locally owned, and more than 30 of those businesses are enticing people to get downtown with special deals. All you have to do is present a Get Downtown Card, which you can…

Duluth Mother Gives Back to Essentia NICU

Amanda Mallinson Had Two Babies in the NICU, Now She Works There

DULUTH, Minn. – Beth Hall has seen many patients in her 34 years at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s, but remembers the first time she met Amanda Mallinson well. “I remember her being a young, vulnerable, new mom who was scared to death,” said Hall. Amanda just gave birth to her son, Riley. However, Riley was premature and needed a lengthy stay at…

North Shore Tourism Season Begins

Officials Are Expecting Busiest Summer Ever

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Once summer weather arrives, the tourism rush is on along Lake Superior’s North Shore. If the recent trend continues, this could be some destinations’ busiest season yet. The North Shore has always been a favorite Minnesota vacation spot. “When the sun is shining, people like to take rides up from the Twin Cities and see the…

Mother’s Day Tea Served to Chris Jensen Residents

Health and Rehabilitation Center Treated Mothers and Families to Roses and Tea

DULUTH, Minn. – In honor of Mother’s Day today, residents at Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth were treated to a special Mother’s Day tea. Everyone got free soaps donated by North Star Academy, and mothers and their family members were each given a rose. “Some people have expressed that their family members live out of town so,…

Grandma’s Boxcar Open for the Season

Canal Park Favorite Serves Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches

DULUTH, Minn. – Another sign of summer: In Canal Park, the Boxcar Ice Cream Machine is back open for the season. You probably recognize the small business. It’s right next to the historic Grandma’s Restaurant. Ice cream, hot dogs, popcorn, and sandwiches bought right out the doors of this old boxcar. “I mean, it’s just kind of unique,” says Max…

Youth Helped Transform the Lake Superior Zoo for a Day

The Day Included Activities for Families of All Ages

DULUTH, Minn.- 9th grade students from the Northland Foundation’s Kids Plus Youth Leadership Academy helped transform the lake Superior Zoo. The group, called “Lions Tigers and Leaders, oh my!” helped build a nature play space in the zoo, and put on fun activities like face painting and games.  The goal of the Northland foundation’s kid’s plus youth leadership program is…

Belly Dancers Shake Their Hips for a Good Cause

They Danced to Raise Money to Fight Domestic Violence

DULUTH, Minn.- The Shimmy mob celebrated world belly dance day through dancing for a good cause for the second year in a row. The Shimmy Mob made appearances in Leif Erickson park, the lake walk, and Bent Paddle’s Festiversary to shake those hips and raise funds for Safe Haven and Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse. “We have women from…

Bent Paddle Celebrates 4th Anniversary

Bent Paddle Debuted a New Beer, the Kanu Session Pale Ale.

DULUTH, Minn.- Bent Paddle celebrated their 4 year Anniversary with their annual event, Festiversary. Festival attendees enjoyed beer infused with special flavors, food trucks, games, and family friendly activities. They also received a commemorative Festiversary pint glass and a complimentary 16 ounce beer. “We do it just because we’re so grateful to everyone in Duluth and beyond for helping bent paddle…

Fundraiser For New Good Neighbor Boxes

Boxes For Non Perishable Items

Superior’s Lake Point Church wants to bring the community together through puzzles and history. The church wants to raise money for its “good neighbor boxes”. These boxes are like library donation boxes but organizers want non–perishable food and other household items. Those items in turn will be given to people in need. “I’ve gone through hard times and other people…

Bent Paddle Hosts Festiversary

Block Party To Be Held Saturday

Bent Paddle celebrates another year of brewing beer tomorrow and they’re throwing a big party. Bent Paddle hosts “festiversary” tomorrow as a way to show their appreciation to the Twin Ports’ craft beer community and celebrate four years of business. The kid friendly event features activities for all ages plus food trucks and plenty of bent paddle beer “It’s been…

Duluth’s Got Talent

Finals Were Held At Lincoln Park MS

The finals of Duluth’s Got Talent was held tonight. 14 acts made the final cut and performed in front of an audience at Lincoln Park Middle School. There was anything from a ventriloquist, opera singers and local bands that you may have seen during Home Grown. Money raised from tonight’s event will go towards a scholarship fund. “Any student that…

Police Looking for Missing Man

He Was Last Seen May 5th

DULUTH, Minn. -The Duluth Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing person Larry Alan Hoffman. Hoffman is a white male, 60 years old white male, 5’4″ tall, between 210–220 pounds., has brown hair with grey in it, grey beard and brown eyes. Hoffman also has a tattoo of a Tasmanian Devil on the upper left arm. Hoffman…

Mountain Iron Kitchen Fire Leaves 2 Dogs Deceased

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. – Five fire departments along with the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a house fire in the 8000 block of Gardenia Street in Mountain Iron, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department. The fire appeared to have started in the kitchen, and crews were able to contain the fire. The house was unoccupied…

Fountains Flowing Again in Canal Park

Fountains Mark the Beginning of Tourism Season

DULUTH, Minn.-The Canal Park fountains across the street from Angie’s Cantina are flowing again, which marks the beginning of the summer tourism season. The streets were hopping this morning in the Canal as tourists and Duluthians alike, took in the sights. For one family, it was a very special occasion for their infant daughter. “It’s beautiful,” said Perry Regas, who…

Anglers Prepare Boats for Fishing Opener

Experts Give Tips on How to Stay Safe

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota fishing opener is Saturday, and stores across the Northland are busy with people getting last minute supplies. Fishing Store owners we talked with said a lot of the anglers already have their fishing licenses thanks to the warm weather, and what customers are buying now, are items like new fishing rods. ” Get new fishing line on…

MISSING: Larry Hoffman

Last seen on May 5, 2017

Larry Hoffman DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Larry Alan Hoffman, who was last seen on May 5. Hoffman is described as a 60-year-old male, 5’3″, 200 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. Authorities state that it is imperative that Hoffman is located due to his need for his prescribed medications….

Getting Prepared for Fishing Opener

Local Expert Gives Safety and Fishing Tips

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of Minnesotans will be heading to the lake this weekend, all with the hope of catching a big one. The Minnesota Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 13. Russ Francisco, the owner of Marine General, says the most important thing to keep in your boat is a life jacket. He adds it’s important all child’s life jackets…

Kids Plant Trees in Cloquet for an Arbor Day Celebration

225 Kids Had the Chance to Help Plant a Forest

CLOQUET, Minn.- The sound of kids chattering and planting bars crunching into the Earth filled the air in a field on Mission road in Cloquet. It was for the annual Arbor Day Celebration, where experts and volunteers taught 4th grade students about trees, and how to plant them. “You have this thing it’s kinda like a shovel, you put it…

Water Aerobics with the Duluth YMCA

Active Adventures: Workout in the Water

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth YMCA offers many options for getting active and one gets you in the pool. Water aerobics is a low impact, therapeutic, aerobic, and strength conditioning class. The class is open to all ages. For more information on the class and all the Duluth YMCA has to offer, call (218) 722-4745 or head to duluthymca.org. The…

Cloquet Community Garden is Ready for the Season

Gardeners in Cloquet have a community spot to grow

CLOQUET, Minn. – There’s a new community garden ready for gardeners in Cloquet. After two years of planning, the Cloquet Community Garden is ready to see some plants this spring. The land for the garden was donated by Zion Lutheran Church, and is available for members of the community who would like a place to plant things. “Here, it’s available, ready to…

Missing Man Found Alive in Cook County

Officials say Aaron Banks, 34, is a Twin Cities Resident Visitng a Family Cabin in Grand Marais

COOK COUNTY, Minn. – The Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Search & Rescue have located Aaron Banks, 34, after reportedly being missing since Thursday morning. Banks was located approximately a quarter mile in from Cliff Creek Pit near County Road 14, just off Highway 61 outside of Grand Marais. Banks was reported missing  by his wife after he didn’t return…

Crabby Ol’ Bill’s Saved From Closure

Opening Day Is May 26

DULUTH, Minn. – An iconic boat in Canal Park that has a summer smell like no other has been rescued. We’re talking about Crabby Ol’ Bill’s. FOX 21’s Dan Hanger confirmed Thursday the owners of Titanium Partners have purchased the historic boat along the Lakewalk and the business inside. The sale means the popular mini donuts of all kinds will…

Beloved Ashland Teacher Gets Huge Surprise

Hulmer Plans To Retire After 37 years

Ashland, Wis. For nearly four decades Christine Hulmer has taught band at Ashland High School. Hulmer has raised 4 outstanding boys; all who went through her class and according to her has an amazing husband that took care of the homestead while she worked long hours. “My husband gets mother’s day cards from my sons. He takes care of things…

Road Trip Season Means Time to Check Brakes

Many Shops Offer Free Inspections

DULUTH, Minn. – The brakes might just be the most important part of a car. After all, without brakes cars don’t stop, something which happens in all too often in Duluth. Under normal driving conditions, a set of brakes can last about a few years.  But in city like Duluth, with so many hills, brakes get worn much faster. “They…

Lakewalk Mini-Master Plan Will Focus on Safety, Infrastructure

The group Friends of the Lakewalk met Thursday to discuss ways to improve the trail

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lakewalk is one of the most used trails in Duluth, which is why the city is looking at ways to preserve and improve it. The lakewalk  mini–master plan is in its initial inventory stage. Crews were out today looking at the existing infrastructure of the trail, noting possible areas of improvement. Later this fall, the city’s…

Volunteers Raise Money Through Jewelry Sale

'Bling and Bargains' Could be Found

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of volunteers hoped to raise a lot of money for the Benedictine Living Community through an annual jewelry sale. This was the 22nd annual jewelry sale.  It started in 1996 as a way to raise money for the Benedictine Community. Over the years, the sale has grown from raising hundreds of dollars to thousands, thanks…

Dry Weather Means High Risk for Fires

Experts Call This Time of Year Spring Dip

CLOQUET, Minn.- With the dry weather and grass that hasn’t greened up all the way, many parts of the Northland is at a high risk for wild fires. Experts call this time of year, the Spring dip. It’s when the trees suck up moisture from the ground and dries up the fine fuels like grass, making it easier for wild…