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City of Duluth Seeking Affordable Housing Development Proposals

Deadline to Apply is Jan. 30, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is looking to fund up to four proposals from developers across the area to build affordable, multifamily, residential structures in Duluth that are in need of financial assistance. This past July, the city received federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act. From the $50 million received, $19.2 million has been set aside…

Superior Fire Department’s Toys for Tots Program Underway

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Fire Department’s Toys for Tots campaign is in full swing. People can drop off new, unwrapped toys at their headquarters and over a dozen business locations through December 13th.  A complete list, as well as online wish lists for toys can be found here. “We will service whoever gets signed up,” says firefighter John Lundberg, a…

Superior Unveils Plow Tracking Website

SUPERIOR, Wis. – With the Twin Ports waiting to see its first major snowstorm of the season, Superior is ready to show people which streets have been recently plowed and treated. Thanks to a partnership with Verizon Connect, GPS tracking devices have been added to their four sanders to show their current location and direction they are traveling.  It can be…

Minnesota DOT Brings Back Popular “Name a Snowplow” Contest

(courtesy: Minnesota Department of Transportation) ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is bringing back its popular “Name a Snowplow” contest. After last year’s success, the MnDOT is inviting the public to help name another eight snowplows – one snowplow for each MnDOT district. MnDOT encourages the public to get creative and submit their most witty, unique, or…

North Shore Hunger Heroes Campaign Raises Over $186K Since 2016

Donations of Any Amount will be Matched Throughout December

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Since 2016, a campaign known as ‘North Shore Hunger Heroes’ has helped raise over $186,000 for food banks and programs in Northeastern Minnesota. Started by North Shore Federal Credit Union, the brand’s seven offices from Grand Portage to Duluth continue to accept donations to help fight food insecurities in small Northland communities. Members and non-members are…

Lake Superior Zoo Decking the Halls for First-Ever Light Display

Larger Than Life Lights Display will Open Friday, Nov. 26

DULUTH, Minn. – This holiday season the Lake Superior Zoo is going big and bright. Staff is currently decking the grounds of the zoo with six specialty animal inflatables that are “gigantic”. “We’re working with Landmark Creations which is a Minnesota-based company. We’re so happy to support local. They take a look at our animals like Tundra the brown bear…

Cloquet Armory Prepares to Host November Craft & Vendor Sale

The November Craft & Vendor Show is Happening Nov. 19-20 in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn. – Nearly 80 local and regional vendors are preparing to take part in a show at the Cloquet Armory and Pine Tree Plaza at Super One. The Fall/Christmas Craft & Vendor Show is happening Friday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Organizers say it’s the perfect…

Duluth Musician Releases New Holiday Album, “Coventry Carols”

Coventry Carols will be Released Nov. 19

DULUTH, Minn. – For many, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness, but for one local musician, she’s flashing back to the past with a new album that’s soon to be released. Ingeborg Von Agassiz says she came up with the idea for a Christmas album over five years ago when she first started performing. Now, thanks to a…

Twin Ports Walk to End Alzheimer’s Raises More than $167K

DULUTH, Minn. – This year’s Twin Ports Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised more than $167,000 to fight the disease. Organizers report 450 people and nearly 100 teams took back in the event back in September. Funds raised help to provide people in the local community with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers with free care and support services. “The Twin…

St. Louis River Alliance Hosting Sustainability & Membership Drive

The Drive Ends Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is celebrating another successful year of hard work with a sustainability drive happening now through Tuesday, Dec. 14. Throughout the rest of 2021, the organization will be hosting various events in the community to share current initiatives and encourage people to connect with the St. Louis River. There will be multiple fundraisers…

Chester Bowl Skis, Suds, & Slices Fundraiser Happening This Week

The Virtual Auction Begins Wednesday, Nov. 10

DULUTH, Minn. – Chester Bowl is proud to present its annual Skis, Suds, & Slices fundraiser beginning Wednesday, Nov. 10, and wrapping up Friday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. “At Chester Bowl, we believe that every family should be able to learn to ski or snowboard and attend summer camp regardless of their family income,” said Dave Schaeffer, executive director…

Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue Searching for More Foster Homes, Adopters

Based in the Twin Cities Metro Area, Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue Serves the Entire State

DULUTH, Minn. – Serving the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue has worked for years to pair stigmatized bully breeds with the right families after they’re moved from states such as Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. Just last year, they helped rescue a record number of 200 pit bulls from life-threatening situations. On average, they help place over…

MNsure Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1

Open Enrollment for MNsure Runs Through Jan. 15, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn.— Nov. 1 marks the beginning of MNsure’s open enrollment period. Open enrollment refers to the once-a-year opportunity when all Minnesotans can enroll in affordable, comprehensive health and dental coverage through MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace. This year, Minnesota’s open enrollment will run from Nov. 1 until Jan. 15, 2022, with two important deadlines: Minnesotans must enroll by…

New This Year: Nominations for ‘Best Christmas Ever’ Due by Monday, Nov. 1

More Than 150 Families will be Chosen to Receive the 'Best Christmas Ever' in 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The clock is ticking! Nominations for this year’s Best Christmas Ever are coming to a close. Northlanders have until Monday, Nov. 1 to nominate a family in need this holiday season. Don Liimatainen, founder of Best Christmas Ever, says the organization plans to surpass its goal of helping more than 150 families this year. Each year from…

All Aboard! The Great Pumpkin Train Returns MEA Weekend

The Great Pumpkin Train Runs Along the North Shore Scenic Railroad Oct. 21 - 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth is thrilled to be bringing back the annual Pumpkin Train Express Oct. 21 – 24. Each passenger will have the chance to pick out their own pumpkin to take with them. The train ride is about 90 minutes total. Passengers will return to the Duluth Depot where you can stay…

Split Rock Lighthouse to Host Historic Tours by Lantern Light

Tours will Begin Saturday, October 9 at 6 p.m.

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The history of Split Rock Lighthouse is set to come alive by the light of lantern this Saturday, Oct. 9. Visitors will be guided to various first-person interpretations of important people throughout Split Rock Lighthouse’s story. With tales of daring survival and perspectives that range for decades, six figures of Split Rock’s history share some of…

Catalyst Content Festival Returns with In-Person & Virtual Events

The Catalyst Content Festival is Happening Sept. 29 - Oct. 3

DULUTH, Minn. – The Catalyst Content Festival first moved to Duluth back in 2019, welcoming dozens of content creators to the Northland from all across the globe. It had to be sidelined and held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now in 2021, events are returning in-person, and virtually as the festival makes a strong comeback. Starting at…

Residents in ISD #381 to Vote on Two-Question Referendum Nov. 2

Question One Wouldn't Increase Taxes for Residents, Question Two Would

SILVER BAY, Minn. – This fall, leadership from Lake Superior School District is hoping residents will vote yes on two big referendum questions. “This school is the center of this community,” said Joe Nicklay, principal at William Kelley Schools in Silver Bay. Nicklay knows how important his building is when it comes to developing the future. “We have teachers who…

Huntington’s Disease Society of America Hosting ‘Hope Walk’ in Duluth

Duluth Team Hope Walk is Happening Saturday, Sept. 25 Beginning at 11 a.m. at Endion Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Team Hope is Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s (HDSA) largest national grassroots fundraising event. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. This year’s walk is happening Saturday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at Endion Park, located…

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Ross Perko, a Pediatric Oncologist with Essentia Health, Discusses Topics Related to Childhood Cancer

DULUTH, Minn. – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) is recognized every September by childhood cancer organizations around the world. With a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer, the American Childhood Cancer Organization encourages everyone to Go Gold® during September in honor and in memory of kids with cancer. Click here to learn more from…

Twin Ports ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ Happening Saturday

The Walk Begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – Residents of the Twin Ports are encouraged to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 11 along the Lakewalk in Duluth. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. at the DECC. The opening ceremony of the Walk begins at 2 p.m. outside the DECC with the walk to follow along the Lakewalk. This year, the Alzheimer’s Association has…

Spirit of the North Theater Presents Performances of “On Golden Pond”

The Performance is Being Organized by Boat Club Productions

DULUTH, Minn. – The Spirit of the North Theater inside the Fitger’s complex in Duluth is proud to be hosting performances of “On Golden Pond.” Organized by Boat Club Productions, the production takes center stage starting Friday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Showtimes:  Saturday, Sept. 11 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 – 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 – 7…

36th Annual Duluth Rotary Rose Sale Begins

Orders will be Taken Through October 7

DULUTH, Minn. – Wake up and smell the roses! The Duluth Rotary Club #25 is hosting its 36th annual Rose Sale from September 2 through October 7. Roses will be sold throughout the Duluth/Superior area for only $25 a dozen. They’re available in red or multi-colored lollipop. Those who purchase a bouquet will also receive a complimentary coupon book featuring…

Project Managers Lay Out Next Steps for Massive Twin Ports Interchange Reconstruction

The Biggest Change Impacting Drivers Will Begin October 1, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a massive overhaul worth $270 million. Chances are if you’ve driven through Duluth on I-35, you’ve experienced the current headache that is the Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction. What’s chaos now will soon be easier to navigate in the fall and winter months. “The temporary road that we will build is part of the next stage will…

Update: Greenwood Fire Nears 10K Acres, Containment Remains at 0%

The fire received minimal precipitation Friday night. Crews anticipate that winds capable of producing active fire behavior will continue. 

Photo: Superior National Forest SOUTH OF ISABELLA, Minn.- Crews continue battling the Greenwood Fire as it grew to 9,062 acres Saturday morning after minimal precipitation and high winds overnight, according to the U.S. Forest Service-Superior National Forest. On Saturday, operations staff will reinforce the southern line of the fire in the area of Hwy 2 and the McDougal Lake area….

Registration Now Open for 23rd Annual Cause for the Paws 5k

Proceeds from the Event Benefit the Humane Society of Douglas County

SUPERIOR, Wis. – As the dog days of summer set in, the Humane Society of Douglas County in Superior invites you to sign up for their upcoming 23rd annual Cause for the Paws 5k Walk/Run. This year the event is happening Saturday, September 18 from 8 a.m. until noon. The fun takes place at the entrance to Barker’s Island in…

The Cool Kind of Camping Tech

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re in the wild this summer – you’re not alone. The number of first-time campers during the pandemic reached more than 10 million and access to cellular/Wi-Fi while camping, glamping or doing the RV/van adventures was top of mind for 57 percent of those folks. If you want your devices to multitask on the road, check…

Essentia Health President Discusses New CDC Guidelines, Push to Vaccinate the Unvaccinated

Dr. Jon Pryor, President of Essentia Health, Talks Vaccinations and Routine Medical Care

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota health officials are warning the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 now accounts for more than 75 percent of the state’s new cases. “This is turning out to be a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” said Dr. Jon Pryor, President of Essentia Health. “If you’re vaccinated, you still could get COVID, odds are pretty low.” Pryor says…

Fredenberg Minno-ette Hooks New Ownership

Jason Manning and His Wife Brianna Purchased the Minno-ette in December of 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – A staple more than seven decades old in the Northland just recently switched over into new hands. Now the Fredenberg Minno-ette is truly a family affair. “It’s fantastic, it’s something I certainly don’t take for granted,” said Jason Manning, the new owner of the Fredenberg Minno-ette. For this local, longtime radio personality, it’s hard to reel in…

e-Bike Duluth Offers Effortless Entertainment

e-Bike Duluth Opened This Summer, Offering a Relaxing Way to Sightsee the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama takes an e-bike for a spin down on the Lakewalk to Canal Park with e-Bike Duluth. An e-bike is a great way to explore Duluth while not wearing yourself out pedaling uphill to your favorite vantage points. Just let the built-in electric motor do most of the work. Click…

Registration Now Open for St. Louis River Alliance Canoe Trip

The Excursion is Taking Place Saturday, Aug. 7

DULUTH, Minn. – After being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the St. Louis River Alliance (SLRA) is bringing back its annual canoe trip. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Paddlers will set sail from Woodstock Bay Landing in Superior. Participants are encouraged to register by Aug. 4 at 4…

With School Supply Stockpile, CHUM Makes Plea for Food, Monetary Donations

Monetary Donations Made Before July 31 will be Matched Dollar for Dollar

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s hard to believe, but the return to school is just around the corner. This year, instead of doing a back-to-school drive, CHUM is looking for your help with feeding Northland families in need. With virtual learning taking place for much of last year, the organization has plenty of school supplies already in stock for this fall….

Over 100 Minnesota Breweries, Cideries Prepare for All Pints North Brew Fest

All Pints North Brew Festival is Happening Saturday, July 31 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Good beer, beautiful sights, and fun sounds will return to Bayfront Festival Park on Saturday, July 31 for the annual All Pints North Brew Festival. After a cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 100 Minnesota breweries and cideries are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s event. Organizers expect this year to…

Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf Offers More than Just Fun on the Course

This Week's Active Adventures Takes Meteorologist Ken Slama to 'Capt'n J's Miniature Golf in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In this week’s Active Adventures we head to Barker’s Island where Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf offers more than the opportunity to refine your putting skills. In addition to competing in a friendly game of miniature golf against family and friends, Capt’n J’s offers a beautiful view of Lake Superior, the SS Meteor as a backdrop, and frozen…

Duluth Salvation Army Monetary Donations Matched Through July

DULUTH, Minn. -Throughout the month of July, monetary donations to the Duluth Salvation Army will be matched thanks to a partnership with Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless. “There is no reason anyone in Duluth needs to go hungry, especially kids,” said Captain Bryan Ellison, Duluth Salvation Army Officer. “Summer should be a time for family and vacations,…

Gordon Good Neighbor Days Returns After 2020 Cancellation

Event Brings Over 8,000 People to the Community of Gordon, Wisconsin

GORDON, Wis. – The town of Gordon, Wisconsin is made up of nearly 600 people, but this weekend thousands will arrive to help kick off the summer season. The 60th annual Gordon Good Neighbor Days runs from Friday, July 2 – Sunday, July 4. The event is returning after a COVID-19 prompted hiatus in 2020. Board members work year-round the…

Yellow Bird Fine Art Expands into Downtown Duluth

Yellow Bird Fine Art's Flagship Store is Located in Grand Marais

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re looking for a unique gift, or a creative piece to display on the walls inside your home, there’s a new shop that’s now open in downtown Duluth. “We only carry original artwork,” said Quay Flom, co-owner of Yellow Bird Fine Art. Word of mouth, and a creative canvas is helping Yellow Bird Fine Art expand…

Big Top Chautauqua Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Jam-Packed Summer

The Season Kicked off Friday, June 18, 2021

BAYFIELD, Wis. – After a COVID-19 prompted hiatus in 2020, Big Top Chautauqua is back and ready to celebrate 35 years of entertainment in the community. This year’s season began June 18 and will run through September 17. “We can’t wait for our grand reunion when we see you all back up at the tent, and we are able to…