Links

Bayfront Hosts Lake Superior Harvest Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – If you love locally grown food, a huge crowd, and fun activities for all, then Bayfront was the place for you today. The 28th annual Lake Superior Harvest Festival returned with over 100 vendors.  The festival started as a market for local farmers to celebrate harvest-time. While that is still true, it’s expanded since that first year.  It…

Essentia Health: Hospitals To Remain Open During Nurse’s Strike

DULUTH, Minn. – With a strike by members of the Minnesota Nurses Association scheduled to start Monday, Essentia Health says their hospitals in Duluth, Superior, and Moose Lake will remain open. In a statement Friday, Essentia says while contract negotiations continue, they have a wide range of contingencies to help them “maintain our high standards of patient care”.  That will include…

Lakehead Harvest Reunion Underway in Esko

ESKO, Minn. – The 61st annual Lakehead Harvest Reunion kicked off Friday in Esko.  It runs through Sunday with a wide variety of activities. It’s a celebration of farm life and harvesting locally. Photojournalist Adam Jagunich traveled to the opening day and shows us more. More on the reunion can be found here. Categories: Community, Links, News – Latest News,…

Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni passed away after battle with ALS

CHISHOLM, Minn. – A longtime member of the Minnesota Legislature who represented the Iron Range for nearly 30 years has died. The Facebook page of State Senator David Tomassoni says he passed away Thursday night, August 11, 2022.  He was 69. The Chisholm native, who played professional hockey in Italy and was part of the country’s hockey team at the 1984…

Person in Custody After Three Hurt in Hit & Run Accident in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – One person is in custody after allegedly striking three people with a vehicle in downtown Duluth early Saturday morning. Duluth Police say officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East 4th Street around 12:15 a.m. on July 30, 2022. There they found three people with injuries.  A 53-year-old man suffered a broken leg, a 41-year-old man suffered…

No Wake Zones Lifted on Rainy Lake, Voyageurs National Park

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – The recovery from this year’s historic flooding in the Rainy Lake Basin continues in Koochiching County. All No Wake zones that were placed in late May have been removed.  They were first established within 300 feet of shorelines, then 500 feet, to limit potential damage to buildings and infrastructure along waterways. Sheriff Perryn Hedlund says water levels…

Duluth Resident, Ukrainian Native Prepares For Third Trip to Country To Deliver Supplies, Donations

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth resident is preparing to take her third trip to Ukraine since Russia began their invasion. Her goal is to help the country she was born and raised in remain resilient. For Bogdana Krivogorsky, the actions taken by the forces led by Russian President Vladimir Putin have been hard to watch.  “It is mind boggling that in…

Superior Observes ADA Anniversary With Showcase of Resources

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior recognized the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a mini expo at Center City Park. Around a half-dozen organizations were on hand to showcase their services that help people with disabilities live a more normal life. The event was hosted by the city and indiGO Wisconsin.  Formerly known as North Country Independent Living, they…

Monthly Car Seat Clinic Held in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn. – Parents got their chance Tuesday to make sure their child’s car seats are properly installed. Certified technicians with Fond du Lac Human Services, Saint Luke’s, and Essentia were at the Cloquet Area Fire District to inspect child seats and make sure they were installed properly. This event by Safe Kids Northeast Minnesota is one of their efforts to…

More Campsites, Trails Reopen at Voyageur As Flood Waters Recede

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – As flood waters along the Rainy Lake basin continue to drop from historic levels, conditions are improving at Voyageurs National Park. Maintenance staff have repaired the locator lake trail this week, allowing people to access this part of the park starting July 16. That also includes the four campsites part of the Chain-of-Lakes at Locator, War Club,…

Heritage Days Underway in Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Two Harbors is busier than usual this weekend as they hold their annual Heritage Days. The event takes place the first weekend following the Fourth of July holiday. For 2022, activities got underway Thursday, July 7, and will continue through Sunday, July 10. They include two parades, an arts/crafts fair, stage entertainment, and a street dance….

Public Comment Period Begins For Blatnik Bridge Alternatives

TWIN PORTS – Anyone who uses the Blatnik Bridge to get across the Twin Ports can now help transportation officials plan its replacement. The public comment period is open for people to view the possible locations of the bridge, and whether it should shift slightly west or east of its current position. People can also see different designs for how the…

Bayfront Country Jam Begins Busy Holiday Weekend in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Bayfront Park is gearing up for a busy Fourth of July weekend. Activities gets underway Friday evening with the 4th annual Bayfront Country Jam. Crews have been busy this week getting tents, barriers, and refreshment stands set up. Put on by Twin Ports Entertainment, they say this is their biggest Country Jam yet with Jake Owen headlining.  Also…

Spooner Rodeo Prepares for 68th Year

SPOONER, Wis. – A Spooner tradition since 1954 is getting ready for its 68th year. The Spooner Rodeo will see competitors doing their best bull riding, cattle roping, barrel racing, and other events July 7th, 8th, and 9th.  Also scheduled to perform are Charro and Rope Artist Tomas Garcilazo and Rodeo Clown Trent McFarland. This year’s royalty are Rodeo Queen Baylee…

LoLa’s Flyers: How Drones Are Keeping Honeyberries Safe From Cedar Waxwings

WRENSHALL, Minn. – One may know Locally Laid Egg Company for its chickens and eggs, but they are also in the berry business. Farm Lola is the first commercial farm in the U-S to grow honeyberry at a commercial-scale, meaning it can be picked and purchased by the public.  These honeysuckles are native to Siberia and Japan, but they can also…

Wisconsin Food Truck Serves Produce Straight from the Cattle

GRANTSBURG, WI. — A Wisconsin food truck brings farm-grown produce to the forks of the Grantsburg community. Brickfield Market is a family-owned food truck featuring menu items with beef and dairy from their own ‘Four Cubs Farm.’ Members of the Peterson family opened the food truck in April of this year. They serve sandwiches, tacos, burgers and more. In a…

Duluth’s ‘Stepping On Up’ Supports ‘Safe Zones’ For Homeless

DULUTH, Minn. – Anyone who lives or travels in Duluth can see the signs of homelessness. “People are camping all over the city,” says Deb Holman, a Street Outreach Coordinator for CHUM and Human Development Center.  “It’s not just one area, it’s like everywhere.” St. Louis County’s latest count on homelessness found 606 people experiencing it.  That number has grown over…

Project Joy Gives $30,000 to Help Feed Kids This Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – Project Joy Northland has given out one of their largest one-time lump sum donations. Union Gospel Mission, the Duluth Area Family YMCA, and CHUM each received 10-thousand dollars, which will go towards their efforts to feeding kids this summer. The donations came about after CHUM announced last week they were limiting the number of boxes they could hand…

Grains to Glass: How a Farm Helps a Grantsburg Brewery Thrive

GRANTSBURG, Wis. – What role can a dairy farm play to help a small town brewery thrive?  Once can figure that out in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.  The largest village in Burnett County has been the home to Brickfield Brewery since 2018. “Our welcoming staff will serve you up a pint, a 10-ounce, a flight of four,” says owner Nicki Peterson.  “We also…

Downtown Duluth To Add Pop-Up CoLab Businesses

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Greater Downtown Council is bringing back their pop-up program to help entrepreneurs get a foothold in the physical business world. Those selected will fill three vacant storefronts on the 300 block of West Superior Street for three months free of charge.  The program is considered a co-lab, where multiple businesses can share a storefront depending on how…

DTA Needs 15 New Drivers to Resume All Routes

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Transit Authority wants to hire 15 more bus drivers so they can operate all their routes. “We’ve struggled with this for the last several years,” says General Manager Rob Fournier.  “Keeping in mind that we really want to just provide the best, most reliable service that we can.” A shortage due to retirements and other reasons…