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Hungry Canadian Wolves Relocated To Isle Royale

Six starving wolves have been rescued from Michipicoten Island on Lake Superior in Canada and are now at Isle Royale National Park with plenty of moose to prey on. The nearly $100,000 operation over the weekend was an effort between the International Wolf Center in Ely and the National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation. Officials say the wolves would have…

Golden Girls Themed Bingo Event Raises Money for CASDA

The Spirit Room hosts their 2nd annual Golden Girls Bingo Event.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Spirit Room in Superior can thank the Twin Ports community for being a friend for helping them raise money for CASDA. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, The Spirit Room hosted their 2nd annual Golden Girls Bingo event for the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse. The event was so popular last year, they had…

Local Farmers Want You to Support Northland Agriculture

The 2019 CSA Open House was at Clyde Iron Works.

DULUTH, Minn.- Nearly a dozen local farms but their produce on display Sunday looking for support moving into the Spring growing season. The Community Supported Agriculture open house allowed farmers to share an opportunity with Northlanders to get a fresh share of vegetables weekly. Farmers hope to encourage the community to support local agriculture as much as they support other local…

Local Parent Starts Support Group for Parents of Children with Juvenile Arthritis

The JA support group held their second meeting in March.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A local family affected by a debilitating disease is taking matters into their own hands when it comes to getting support from the Twin Ports community. More than 50 thousand children in the United States are affected by juvenile arthritis- an autoimmune disease that causes swelling in the joints of kids 16 and under for extended periods of time. It’s…

Study: Minnesota Sees Jump In Homelessness Since 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A study says Minnesota’s homelessness increased by 10 percent between 2015 and 2018, despite employment growing during the same period. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the St. Paul-based Wilder Foundation released its findings this month from a count of people experiencing homelessness in 2018. Researchers counted 10,233 homeless people in Minnesota on Oct. 25, a jump of…

Mustache March Run Held Today

A perfect day for a 5K, as mustaches filled the board walk of Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn.- Mustaches of all shapes, colors and sizes were on display for the Mustache March Run 5K along Lake Superior. Runners are encouraged to grow their mustaches out for the whole month in preparation for the event. Even though its still early in the year, today’s weather was on the runners’ side. Mike Ward, Race Director stated that “we…

Day Two of Motorhead Madness

Day two of three was held this afternoon with hundreds in attendance

DULUTH, Minn.- Motorhead Madness continued today at the DECC. With the warm weather, hundreds flocked to check out all the old fashion cars, trucks antiques, and even a radio controlled car race. One shop from the Twin Cities has been to the event since 2011. They travel all over the country showing off their cars and cycles. They really enjoy…

Mariner Mall Hosts Their Last Northland Horse Fair

Diamond Royal Tack is closing up shop and moving across the bridge full time.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It’s Diamond Royal Tack’s last day open at the Mariner Mall and the last Northland horse fair at that location. This year’s fair was the biggest in 14 years with nearly a thousand members of the equestrian community. Vendors say the event is a good way to introduce kids to horseback riding and get everything ready for the Spring…

Kids Experience the Fun in Engineering

The event is meant to introduce kids to the engineering world at a young age.

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids had the chance to see the fun side of science at UMD. The Society of Women Engineers hosted more than 50 grade school students for a hands on introduction to engineering. They learned everything from the chemical process of making chocolate to creating an un-poppable bubble. The event was a way to introduce young people to the engineering…

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Honors Diversity Leaders in Duluth

The 12th annual gala dinner raises funds for the memorial's scholarship program.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial is hosting a kick off gala leading up to the 100 year anniversary of the lynchings in Duluth. Clayton Jackson McGhie used Saturday’s gala to continue spreading their message of diversity and inclusion especially leading up to 2020- the 100 year anniversary since the lynching of three African American men witnessed by 10…

Mad Hatter Fundraiser Held Today

Spirit of The lake Community Schools held a fundraiser today for a new building

DULUTH, Minn.- Spirit of the Lake Community School wants a new building later this year. Today, they had a fundraiser to raise money for the project. Kids got all dressed up for a spring tea and silent auction. School officials say the need for early childhood education isn’t about screen time, but about a bond between student and teacher using…

Lake Superior College Aviation Career Night

Hundreds of students met with reps about aviation careers

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- The need for Aviation professionals is at an all-time high. And tonight, Lake Superior College hosted their aviation career night for about two hundred students. Those students took part in flight simulation, tours of planes, while talking to reps from Cirrus Aircraft, and AAR about available careers for LSC grads. But the biggest takeaway for businesses, was getting…

Paddling Film Festival

The World Paddle Film Festival was in Duluth Friday evening

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland Paddlers Alliance brought the World Paddle Film Festival to Duluth, a place where paddle sports has always been big. There were nine adventure films to watch at the festival. Money raised from the auction tonight went to a good cause to get even more people out and paddling. Scott Neustel, Director of Paddling Film Festival for…

“Rosie the Riveter” Stories Wanted at St. Louis County Historical Society

Many women replaced military members in the workforce during WWII

DULUTH, Minn. – Rosie the Riveter day celebrates women in the workforce who replaced military service members during World War II. At the St. Louis County Historical Society, there’s a display honoring women who worked in the Iron Range mines during the war. “They weren’t necessarily veterans but they were replacing the veteran who had to go off to war…

Time for Maintenance of RVs as Camping Season Approaches

Maintenance and repairs can range between $200 and up to more than $600.

DULUTH, Minn. – Camping season is on the way. After many RV’s were tucked away all winter, it might be time for some well needed maintenance for them. Before heading out, it is suggested RV owners check the roof for any leaks and ensure it is in good condition. Also, it is best to make sure appliances are properly working…

Northwood Fab Lab Helps Minong Community Learn and Create

Lab has 3D printers, a plasma cutter, and CNC router to help any adult or student

MINONG, Wis. – The fabrication laboratory or “fab lab” at Northwood School in Minong is a place where students and adults can work on their own projects for free. “Depending on what people are interested in doing we can build anything, almost literally anything in here,” said Ben Sorensen, Northwood Technology and Engineering instructor. The fab lab started in 2016….

Jay Cooke State Park is Ready for Spring

Park trails switch from skiing to multi-use for the season.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Jay Cooke State Park has officially switched from skiing exclusive to multi–use trails for the Spring. Officials with the park stopped grooming the snow–packed trails a few weeks ago. They say there is still a good bit of snow, but it’s starting to melt quickly, leaving the grounds a little muddier than usual. “The soil types at Jay Cooke…

Celebrating Indigenous Women in Leadership

Karen Diver delivers a speech on indigenous women's history in leadership.

CLOQUET, Minn.- In honor of Women’s History Mont,  former Obama administration assistant on native american affairs Karen Diver highlighted indigenous women in leadership at Fond–du–Lac Community College. The joint event with College of St. Scholastica drew attention to the different forms leadership takes in women from being on city council to putting food on the table. “I think reminding our young…

“What She Said” Festival Celebrates Plays Written by Women, For Women

The Underground Theatre presents the 3rd annual What She Said Festival.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s a celebration of women on stage this weekend as the Underground Theatre presents the 3rd annual What She Said Festival. What She Said is a collection of short plays written by women, directed by women, celebrating women’s voices and all they have to say. The performance combines 6 short plays written by unknown, unpublished female playwrights from across…

Motorhead Madness Happening This Weekend at the DECC

If you're into motors, then Motorhead Madness is for you.

DULUTH, Minn.-If you’re into motors, then Motorhead Madness is for you. The massive car and truck show featuring more than 100 unique vehicles is happening this weekend at the DECC. For more information visit this website. Categories: Links, News, News – Latest News Tags: motorhead madness

Plans Moving Forward for High-Speed Train Between Minneapolis and Duluth

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced that Amtrak is ready to work with the state to obtain the full resources to build a high-speed train between Duluth and Minneapolis.

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced that Amtrak is ready to work with the state to build a high-speed train between Duluth and Minneapolis. The governor made that announcement earlier today on Facebook after meeting with Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson. After the meeting Walz said Amtrak “is ready to work with our state and obtain full resources to…

Duluth Students Compete in Math Contest

A winner from each Duluth high school will receive $50.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth high school students competed at Lake Superior College in the 2019 Trig Star contest. Students had one hour to solve several math and trigonometry problems. The students also used robotic equipment to assist them in answering questions. The goal of the contest is to inspire students to build an interest in math. “This contest has helped…

2019 Commercial Shipping Season Begins

In 2018, more than 20 million tons of iron ore was transported from the port.

DULUTH, Minn. – Officials say the shipping season is getting off to a good start. They anticipate another successful year in and out of the port. The Kaye E. Barker, which is operated by the Interlake Steamship Company, is the first of six vessels to make its way out of the port after docking for the winter. After Two Harbors to…

Mueller Concludes Russia Probe, Delivers Report to Attorney General

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates.

FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON-Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates. The report, still confidential, marks the end of Mueller’s probe but…

Lake Superior College Appoints new President

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior College has appointed a new president according to a recent news release. Patricia L. Rogers was appointed by the Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to serve as the next president effective July 1, 2019. “Lake Superior College is performing well and is moving in the right direction,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor…

Mustache March & 5k Fun Run

Active Adventures: Slap On The Fake Mustaches And Run For Fun!

DULUTH, Minn. — The Mustache March Run is back for 2019! Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot with the event organizer Mike Ward in the video above for the hairy details! WHAT: 5k fun run, plus prizes and a “Best Mustache Contest” WHERE: Fitger’s Rex Bar. The 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk course is on the Duluth Lakewalk, starting and finishing below…

51st Annual Motorhead Madness Revs up Northland Auto Enthusiasts

The 51st Annual Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness is Happening March 23 - 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland’s biggest indoor car show is coming to the DECC March 23 – 24. The show is in its 51st year, featuring four overflowing arenas filled with customs, street rods, trucks, 4X4s, race cars, cycles, rat rods and antiques. Vendors will be on site along with a swap meet and flea market for folks to enjoy….

Tyson Recalls Chicken Strips due to Metal Fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal. The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday the products were produced on Nov. 30, 2018, and have a best if used by date of Nov. 30, 2019. The products have the establishment number “P-7221” on…

Army Corps of Engineers Grants Final Permit for PolyMet Mine

The Project Will Impact 500 Fewer Wetlands Than Originally Proposed

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota the final permit it needs to proceed. The permit deals with how PolyMet will mitigate the project’s effects on wetlands. The Corps says the project will impact 500 fewer acres of wetlands compared with PolyMet’s original proposal. Col. Sam Calkins, commander…

Unemployment Inches up in February in Minnesota

Jobless Rate Inched up to 3.1 Percent

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s unemployment rate increased slightly in February for the second consecutive month as brutal winter weather idled more than 6,000 construction workers. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development says the jobless rate last month was 3.1 percent, inching up from 3 percent in January. In addition to the loss of 6,200 construction jobs last month, Minnesota’s…

East Superior Street Reconstruction To Start April 8

DULUTH, Minn. – Phase two of the Superior Street reconstruction project is about to get underway on the east side of downtown. Starting Monday, April 8, city crews will close down East Superior Street from Lake Avenue in front of Pizza Luce up until 3rd Avenue East by Greysolon Plaza. Pending weather conditions, a public kick-off event will happen at…

Motorcycles Start Hitting the Roads

Sunshine and warm temps are allowing those on two wheels to get back on the pavement

DULUTH, Minn.- Motorcycle riders here in the Northland are finally able to get back and out on two wheels again. Terry Ludwikowski, owner of Color & Chrome in Superior, says “the riding, the wind in your face, and you just feel like you’re all of a sudden free again after all winter”. With sunshine here and temperatures rising, Northland bikers…

DSSO Beertoven Begins at Duluth Cider

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra kicked off their "Beertoven Tour" Thursday night

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- Tonight, violins and cello’s got mixed with craft brews for a unique experience and Duluth Cider. The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra performed in a different way tonight as a part of DSSO’s Beertoven Tour helping bring the Orchestra’s music to people outside the DECC’s Symphony Hall. Kevin Peterson, member of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra said “what this does…

Hawk Ridge Observers Watch for Birds During Spring Migration

The birds are out for the Northland Spring.

DULUTH, Minn.- The birds are back flying through the Northland for Spring migration after a long and cold Winter. Watchers with the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory sat along Kkyline Parkway Thursday for Spring migration count. Observers have been watching since the first of March, but after a slow start, migration finally picked up with groups of bald eagles passing through…

Research Group Reveals Further Findings on Innovative Taconite Pothole Fix

NRRI is moving into the next phase of finding out how and why certain taconite mixtures fill potholes better than others.

DULUTH, Minn.- Straight from the Iron Range, taconite rock and other mineral materials are playing a major role in what could be the future of filling and fixing potholes on the Northland’s roads. UMD researchers are working with the city of Duluth and discussed their latest findings today on what is working and not working when it comes to developing…

West Duluth Warming Center Successful in First Winter Season

Out of the 29 days the center was open, about 700 people signed in, during the subzero temperatures.

DULUTH, Minn. – Through a partnership between Chum, the city of Duluth and St. Louis County the establishment of the pilot warming center in West Duluth has seen success in its first year. Out of the 29 days the center was open, about 700 people signed in, during the subzero temperatures. This pilot project was intended to look at how…

Twin Ports RV Show This Weekend

As warmer temperatures arrive in the Northland, that means RV season is just around the corner.

DULUTH, Minn.-As warmer temperatures arrive in the Northland, that means RV season is just around the corner. Beginning today through the weekend, the Heritage Center in Duluth will have a massive selection of RVs on display during the Twin Ports RV show. All the latest in camping gear will also be front and center at the event as Northlanders look…

Marshall School Will Undergo Major Renovations

Renovations will begin the last day of this school year and expected to be completed by next fall.

DULUTH, Minn. – Marshall School in Duluth will be undergoing a quarter of a million dollar major renovation project to expand their arts and music department, which ninety percent of the students are involved in New windows, updated music and art classrooms are in the plans for the renovations. A sound proof digital recording lab and a music library will…

Minneapolis Based Sock Company Offers Pop Up Employment to Life House Youth

The youth were paid about $11 an hour to help package and prepare socks to be sold.

DULUTH, Minn. – Minneapolis based sock company Hippy Feet was in Duluth to bring their pop up employment program to life house, a center for homeless teens. The youth were paid about $11 an hour to help package and prepare socks to be sold. Over the last year, Hippy feet has offered about nine hundred hours of employment to homeless…

Second Phase of Superior Street Reconstruction to Begin in April

Public Meeting to be Held April 1

DULUTH, Minn. – City officials say Superior Street will undergo the second of three phases of construction starting on April 8. A public meeting will be held at Greysolon Ballroom April 1 at 10:00 a.m. to provide information pertinent to the second phase of the project. The second phase extends from east of Lake Avenue to west of 4th Avenue…

Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plain Text

The Company Says Passwords Were Stored on Internal Company Servers

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook had stored millions of user passwords in plain text for years, the social media company confirmed on Thursday after a security researcher posted about the issue online. Facebook says there is no evidence that employees had abused access to this data. The company says the passwords were stored on internal company servers, no outsiders could access…

Carrots Take The Spotlight

Carrot Béarnaise Salad At New Scenic Café

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection we are turning carrots into a main ingredient! Check out this fancy Carrot Béarnaise Salad that New Scenic Café cooked for us! The New Scenic Café, nestled along the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota, is a destination for thousands of Minnesota travelers all year long. And now the…

Superior Business Development Center Celebration

Wisconsin-Superior Celebrated SBDC Wednesday Afternooon

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior celebrated it’s business development center today. The UWS office covers an eight county region in Northwest Wisconsin helping manage, grow or even start a business. All over the country was SBDC Day, and a celebration of working together to build businesses in Northwest Superior. Director of SBDC at UW-Superior Andy Donahue stated that…