Education

Experts Discuss Minnesota Children’s Well Being

The Minnesota Kids Count Data Book Helps Policy Makers Make Minnesota a Better Place for Kids

DULUTH, Minn.- Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota presented this year’s Minnesota Kids Count Data Book at Community Action Duluth The Kids Count Data Book provides state data to show the well-being of Children and families who live in Minnesota.  The Data is collected to help policy makers and citizens help make Minnesota a better place for Children. This year’s Kids Count…

UW-Madison Students Demand Free Tuition for Black Students

MADISON (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student government is demanding free tuition for black students. The Associated Students of Madison adopted a resolution Wednesday saying blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and that the flagship school remains out of reach for students of color. The resolution demands free access, tuition, and housing for all black people, including…

Technology Training with Lowrance at Duluth Boat Show

Marine Electronics University Available for Public

DULUTH, Minn. – The 51st Annual Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show is underway and technology training is being offered there this year. Lowrance is bringing their Marine Electronics University to the Duluth Sport Show. They’re leading a hands–on workshop using Lowrance HDS GEN3 Touch units. Sessions will have instruction on everything from routine setup and product use, to…

Free Beekeeping 101 Workshops

The workshops will be held at Barstow Hall on the UWS Campus

UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming interest, all sessions are at capacity. Plans are in the works to add more sessions for the spring! SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior is hosting a free Beekeeping 101 workshop this weekend. Two workshops are planned for this weekend, one on Saturday February 18 from 9 a.m. – noon and another on Sunday…

Educating Teens on Dating Violence

High School Students Learn What a Healthy Relationship Looks Like

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Dating violence isn’t something just affecting adults, Northland teens are also dealing with those scary situations. Today, the Council on Child Protection talked with Superior High School students to kick off teen dating violence awareness month. The hope is to educate these young daters about what a healthy relationship looks like. “The ones that do sometimes don’t…

Duluth Supt. Gronseth Up For Outside Job — Again

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Public Schools Superintendent Bill Gronseth is up for yet another job. This time, he is being eyed up for the position of superintendent at White Bear Lake School District. Gronseth is also a finalist for another superintendent job near the Twin Cities. Gronseth has been a finalist for other superintendent jobs in the past few years,…

Animal Answers: Providing Dental Care at Lake Superior Zoo

A Recent Grant of $9,500 is Making it Easier for Zoo Staff to Once Again Provide Dependable Dental Care

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to dental diligence, we often forget to think about our pets. Whether it be dogs, cats, lions, or tigers, veterinarians say all teeth need to be touched up. “Animals have absolutely no way to tell us when they have dental pain,” said Dr. Michael Overend, Owner of Lake County Veterinary Clinics. When it comes…

Dating Dangers: Online Dating in the Northland

Special Report: Avoiding Internet Scams

DULUTH, Minn. – Finding the love of your life and being part of a happy, lasting relationship is a reason many head online to connect with someone special. “I was attracted to online dating because it kind of narrows the playing field a little bit,” said a Minnesota man looking for love, “the idea of like going out to a…

UMD Kicks Off Out Cold Week

It's a Week Full of Winter Fun

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Duluth Minnesota is kicking off a week of winter fun. Events for Out Cold Week started today with a photo-booth and free Watermelon Sugar Cookies provided by Love Your Melon. The rest of the week will include game night, free hot cocoa, and comedy night. The goal of the week is to help students shake…

Digital Archives Gives Access to African American History

February is Black History Month

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A University of Minnesota-led digital archive of African American historical materials is now free and accessible online to the public. The Minnesota Daily reports that the university’s Umbra search includes handwritten 17th century letters, underground hip-hop albums from the 1970s and many other artifacts. Cecily Marcus, curator of the Archie Givens, Sr., Collection of African American Literature…

Humane Happy Hour

Animal Allies Hosts Adult Happy Hour

Duluth, Animal Allies in Duluth held their first ever educational happy hour for adults tonight. They say the typical interaction they have is with children, so this was a good way to get to know the adults. People that came were also able to receive an exclusive after hours tour to see some areas of the shelter normally reserved for…

River Gala Held Tonight

St. Louis River Alliance Celebrates 21 Years

Duluth, Minn The St. Louis River Alliance held a gala tonight to celebrate 21 years of work on the river after it was deemed an area of concern after years of dumping uncontrolled pollution in 1987. The alliance was formed as a nonprofit organization in 1996 to oversee the activities and practices that are helping to restore the St. Louis…

Wisconsin’s Deer Overpopulation Harms Soil, Plant Growth

MADISON (AP) – New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests an overpopulation of deer is having a long-term impact on the state’s forests. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that biologists have known for a long time that an overabundance of deer negatively affects the number and diversity of plants in our forests, but a new study headed by Autumn Sabo,…

Local Non-Profit Sets Goal to Make Prom More Affordable

If the Dress Fits Collects Used Prom Dresses

DULUTH, Minn. – Finding the perfect prom dress can be a fun experience, but it can also put a strain on the pocketbook. One Northland non-profit is hoping to change that for high school girls. Ashleigh Arntson is the co-founder of If the Dress Fits. The organization allows girls and their families to donate current, previously worn or brand new…

$75K Cash Bond Set for Man Accused of Killing UW-Stout Student

Cullen OsburnMENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) – A judge has set cash bond at $75,000 for a Minnesota man accused of killing a Saudi Arabian college student in Wisconsin. Twenty-seven-year-old Cullen Osburn appeared in Dunn County court on Thursday after waiving extradition from Minnesota. He remains in jail and is due back in court March 27. The Minneapolis man is charged with…

Social Emotional Learning Helps Kids After School

The YMCA in Duluth is one of 37 programs to implement a new Social Emotional Learning initiative.

The Duluth YMCA is one of only thirty-seven YMCAs across the country to be selected for a new pilot project. The program aims to help kids develop their social and emotional skills. This program is intended to help kids kindergarten through fifth grade learn more about themselves in an after school setting. They hope the lessons learned stay with them…