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New Vietnam War Collection at Lake Superior College Library

The books in the new LSC collections were used as the books Andresen researched from to write "Battle Notes".

DULUTH, Minn. – A new collection of Vietnam War era books were celebrated at the Lake Superior College library on Friday. The book “Battle Notes” by Lee Andresen uses the music of the Vietnam War era to depict the polarizing actions and opinions of the time. The books in the new LSC collections were used as the books Andresen researched…

Festival of Trees Arriving at the DECC This Weekend

More than 180 vendors will be on two levels at the DECC giving people a lot of gift choices this holiday season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Five thousand people are expected to fill the DECC this weekend for the annual Festival of Trees. The holiday craft fair is the Junior League of Duluth’s biggest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $50,000 annually to support the community. More than 180 vendors will be on two levels at the DECC giving people a lot…

Bentleyville Themed Beer Available from Bent Paddle

Bentleyville Christmas Cookie Cream Ale is inspired by Scandinavian spritz cookies

DULUTH, Minn. – A special beer inspired by the Bentleyville Tour of Lights is now available from Bent Paddle Brewing. The “Bentleyville Christmas Cookie Cream Ale” is on tap at the Bent Paddle taproom and at Grandma’s restaurants. One dollar of every pint sold will go to support the holiday light display. “We came up with an ale that’s inspired…

Applications Being Taken for Development of Affordable Housing

The process is part of Duluth Mayor Emily Larson's State of the City initiatives

DULUTH, Minn.- Applications are being taken for the development of more affordable housing options in Duluth. The process is part of Duluth Mayor Emily Larson’s State of the City initiatives. The city and the Duluth Economic Development Authority have identified several vacant lots throughout the city for housing development. “This is not something that comes off of a template of…

Woodland Avenue Re-Opens

The road is re-open as the two year project reaches its halfway point

DULUTH, Minn.- Superior Street wasn’t the only road re-opening in Duluth on Friday. A two year project to reconstruct portions of Woodland Avenue and Calvary Road has reached its halfway point. The roads are now re-opened, and bus routes are back to normal following five month of work to install new utilities and reconstruct the the streets. Businesses in the…

Gov. Walz Talks Apprenticeships with Labor Leaders in Duluth

The Apprenticeship Summit represented trade jobs in Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn.- Some state leaders believe the “learn as you go” technique may be the best way to encourage young professionals to pursue trade careers, many represented at an apprenticeship summit in Duluth Friday. An apprenticeship is a way to train and study while you work and there are a record number of openings for them in Minnesota. Governor Tim Walz…

The Thanksgiving Pizza Arrives in the Northland

Turkey, stuffing and gravy... oh my!

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Make way for the Northland’s newest Thanksgiving delicacy: The Thanksgiving pizza at Shamrock Bar in Superior started as a meal the cooks would throw together in the past with their holiday leftovers, but staff decided it was time to put it on the menu as the featured pizza of the month. The pie comes with gravy, turkey, stuffing and…

New Baby Primate Joins Lake Superior Zoo Family

An Angolan Colobus Monkey was born.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lake Superior Zoo welcomed a new member to their furry family this week. Weighing in at just under a pound, a baby Angolan Colobus monkey was born to 17-year-old Kero and 7-year-old Ndizi. This is the first Angolan Colobus born at the zoo in over six years, Kero’s second baby and Ndizi’s first. “The role that the…

Duluth Celebrates The Reopening Of Superior Street

Phase III will also begin in the spring.

DULUTH, Minn. – Superior Street is reopen in downtown Duluth as Phase II of the reconstruction project has wrapped up for the year. Business owners, community members, and city officials crowded along Superior Street to witness its reopening. After dealing with street barriers and closed sidewalks over the course of six months, folks are now letting out a sigh of…

LSC Hosts Workshop For Adults Interested In Cybersecurity

Lake Superior College currently offers a two year Cybersecurity program.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior College hosted a Cybersecurity workshop for adults who may be looking for a new career or have an interest in the high demand field. Participants learned about the skills needed to start a career in Cybersecurity. Workshop topics also included the outlook on the current job market. A Cybersecurity workforce study shows there are nearly…

Minnesota Man Accused of Using Porsche as Battering Ram

LA CROSSE, Wis.-Prosecutors have accused a Minnesota man of using a Porsche as a battering ram to get his Nissan Altima out of an Onalaska impound lot. The La Crosse Tribune reports that Benjamin Gjere of Lanesboro was charged Thursday with operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, property damage, theft and bail jumping. According to investigators, Gjere’s 2019…

Doctor to Examine Competency of Man Accused in Acid Attack

MILWAUKEE-A 61-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man’s face during a racist attack will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he can assist in his criminal defense. Clifton Blackwell’s lawyer asked for the evaluation during a Friday hearing in Milwaukee. The doctor’s report is due Nov. 15. Blackwell, who is white, is charged with first-degree reckless…

Midday Update 11-15-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 15, 2019

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Roger Stone Guilty of Witness Tampering, Lying to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, has been found guilty at his trial in federal court in Washington. Stone was convicted Friday. He was charged in a seven-count indictment that alleged he lied to lawmakers about WikiLeaks, tampered with witnesses and obstructed a House intelligence committee probe. His trial highlighted how Trump…

Watch Live: US Diplomat Arrives for Impeachment Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) 10:20 a.m. – Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch says she was told last April by a State Department official to return to the United States “on the next plane” because of concerns “up the street” – a phrase she understood to mean the White House. Yovanovitch said she received the call at 1 a.m. from an…

More Than 180 Vendors Set Up for Festival of Trees at the DECC

The Junior League of Duluth is Hosting the Annual Festival of Trees Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17

DULUTH, Minn. – The 2019 Junior League of Duluth (JLD) annual Festival of Trees at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) is happening Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17. This year’s event includes more than 180 vendors for shoppers to enjoy. Festival of Trees is the JLD’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds go to support JLD and community projects, including…

Morning Update 11-15-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 15, 2019

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Wisconsin County Declares Itself Second Amendment Sanctuary

FLORENCE, Wis. (AP) – A county in rural northeastern Wisconsin has declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, a move commissioners say is designed to send a “keep your hands off our guns” message to politicians. The Journal Sentinel says the nonbinding measure gives the sheriff the ability to “exercise sound discretion to not enforce against any citizen an unconstitutional firearms…

West Duluth Home Damaged in Fire

DULUTH, Minn. – Fire crews say a candle left burning in an unattended room too close to combustible materials was the cause of a West Duluth house fire Thursday night. According to reports, multiple crews responded to a call of a house fire at 4715 West 5th Street around 8:10 p.m. When Duluth Fire crews arrived on scene they found…

UW-Superior Student Veterans Share Military-Civilian Transition Experience

Green Zone Train offers a way to connect veterans and civilians at UW-Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Student veterans at UW-Superior shared their experiences transitioning to life after the military. They led a “green zone training” at the university to teach faculty, staff and students some of the difficulties they face when they make the switch back to civilian life. Some current student veterans say the toughest part about transitioning is finding a new social…

Spirit of the Lake Community School in New Building

Waldorf education school is housed in an old church on East Superior Street in Lakeside

DULUTH, Minn. – The Spirit of the Lake Community School has its own space for the first time ever after it moved in to a new building this fall. The school is now in an old church building at the corner of Superior Street and 54th Avenue East in Duluth’s Lakeside neighborhood. It has a total enrollment of about 30…

Duluth Edison Charter Schools Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The attendees got a chance to make dream catchers, bandolier bags, and even play bingo for a chance to win books by Native authors.

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday night, the Native American culture was celebrated at Duluth Edison Charter Schools by more than 100 kids. The attendees got a chance to make dream catchers, bandolier bags, and even play bingo for a chance to win books by Native authors. There was even a Native American flute player performing from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe…

‘Outsourced: The New Wisconsin Idea’ Shown at UWS

40-minute documentary tells the story of the 2017 UWS program suspensions

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A documentary about the 2017 program suspensions at UW-Superior was shown Thursday night at the university. “Outsourced: The New Wisconsin Idea” is a forty-minute film by two UWS alumni, Katie Lindow and Megan McGarvey. The film is full of interviews with faculty, staff, students, and community members about their thoughts on the program suspensions. The documentary was…

Mont du Lac Resort Hills Open Earlier Than Ever Before

The early chill in the air has been the perfect recipe for snow making at Northland Resorts

DULUTH, Minn.- The early chill in the air has been the perfect recipe for snow making at Northland resorts, especially at Mont du Lac in Superior. The resort officially opened Thursday, the earliest on record. It may only be the middle of November, but it’s looking more like the middle of the ski and snowboarding season at Mont du Lac…

WITC Draws Dozens to Cosmetology Open House

Dozens of people took a tour of the facilities and learned about the programs.

SUPERIOR, Minn. – WITC’s cosmetology program held an open house today that brought in prospective who want to have a hands on approach to taking care of people’s hair, skin, and nails. Dozens of people took a tour of the facilities and learned about the programs. They also got a look at cosmetology students at work practicing their skills. “It’s…

Staying Safe on the Northland’s First Ice this Winter

Ice gear and preparation is key to safety.

DULUTH, Minn; SUPERIOR, Wis.- People who love ice fishing have probably already found their go–to spot on the water this year thanks to the Northland’s early freezing temperatures. But that first ice isn’t always the most reliable to step on. The DNR’s ice thickness recommendations are as follows: Don’t stand on anything less than 4 inches 5 to 6 inches for…

“Smart Salting” Training Course Teaches Property Managers Better Practices

Studies show about one teaspoon of salt can permanently pollute five gallons of water.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve held a “smart salting” training course to educate property managers on how salt usage can impact the environment. The property managers learned that reducing the amount of salt usage can significantly help improve environmental impacts. Studies show about one teaspoon of salt can permanently pollute five gallons of water. Staff say…

Suspect in Fond du Lac Reservation Shooting Charged With Murder

His Next Court Appearance is Scheduled for December 3

  CLOQUET, Minn. – A Brevator Township man accused of fatally shooting his friend early Saturday morning at his home has been formally charged. Court records show 44-year-old Thomas Allen Micklewright has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 65-year-old James Arthur Couture. According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of…

Tips For Protecting Pets During The Winter

Some of the common winter injuries are torn paw pads and broken bones.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Cold temperatures continue to spread across the Northland. Local veterinarians are reminding pet owners about ways to keep their pets safe during the winter. Winter can pose many risks for pets. Just like humans pets are prone to winter injuries, but taking the necessary steps can help prevent any harm. One of the biggest concerns veterinarians have…

Auto Shops Slammed with Last-Minute Winter Tire Changes

Perfect Timing Auto Repair in West Duluth has picked up business Winterizing vehicles.

DULUTH, Minn.- Lakes aren’t the only thing freezing over this week. Tire and auto shops in the Twin Ports have been busy with people Winterinzing their vehicles to stay safe on the icy roads. Some shops have up to a three week wait for people trying to get snow tires, but Perfect Timing Auto Repair in West Duluth says there’s…

Another Suspect in Iron Range Murder Sentenced

HIBBING, Minn. – Another suspect in the January murder of a 33-year-old Joshua LaValley has been sentenced. Anthony Howson, 21, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in the fatal shooting of LaValley. According to the criminal complaint, LaValley’s body was found on the Mesabi Trail in January…

Small Fire at NorShor Theater Out

The building was evacuated just after noon Thursday

DULUTH, Minn.- Just after noon Thursday, the NorShor Theatre in Duluth was evacuated. According to the theater, while construction crews were working on sealing the outside of the building from moisture for the street project, embers fell and landed on insulation lining the NorShor’s street front. Those embers began to smolder, smoke appeared, and the fire department was contacted. “The…

Midday Update 11-14-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 14, 2019

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UWS Theatre Presents Production of “Gaslight”

The Production will Open Friday, November 15 on the Campus of UW-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – UWS Theatre is proud to present its latest production, “Gaslight.” Written in 1938 and set in a foggy, dreary London, “Gaslight” follows the shady Jack Manningham and his search for hidden jewels all while hiding this quest from his wife, Bella, by attempting to convince her that she is going insane. Luckily, a police detective becomes involved…

Southern California High School Shooting, Three Confirmed Injuries

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) 9:40 a.m. – Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KNX radio the suspect in the Saugus High School shooting is in custody. The sheriff says the suspect is a student and was one of several people taken to a hospital after the Thursday morning shooting and is alive. Reports on the number of people injured…

Morning Update 11-14-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Roasted Olives, Quick Holiday Dish

COOKING CONNECTION: Coco's Latest Bites Makes A Long Lasting Appetizer For Parties

DULUTH, Minn. – Coco’s Latest Bite’s made Roasted Mediterranean Olives in this week’s Cooking Connection. It’s great for appetizers and party foods as the holidays are right around the corner. These olives will keep in the fridge for up to 3 months if they last that long! RECIPE: 3 cups pitted kalamata olives, drained 1 lemon, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons…

Pence to Visit Wisconsin, Indiana Next Week

He Will be in Northest Wisconsin on November 20

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit Wisconsin and his home state of Indiana next week. Pence’s office announced Wednesday that he was scheduled to tour and deliver remarks at shipbuilder Marinette Marine in northeast Wisconsin on Nov. 20. Later that day the former Indiana governor was then to give a speech at the Strada…

Wisconsin Taxes Have Dropped Over Past Two Decades

The Wisconsin Policy Forum Released the Report Thursday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report shows that taxes paid by Wisconsin residents as a share of personal income have fallen by more than two percentage points over the past 20 years. The Wisconsin Policy Forum report released Thursday shows that the drop in Wisconsin is one of the largest in the country. However, the state still ranks 19th…

Essentia Clinic Recruits Research Volunteers in Superior

"All of Us" research program recruits at Superior YMCA.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Essentia Health is looking for more community volunteers to enroll in their medical research program. “All of Us” is the name of the research program trying to collect data that is representative of all demographics in the Twin Ports. The program spent Wednesday enrolling people at the YMCA in Superior. Officials say they reach more people when they recruit…

American Heart Association Wants You to Eat Smart, Live Smart

AHA partnered with Essentia Health and St. Luke's at Super One.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s Eat Smart Month, and the American Heart Association, St. Luke’s and Essentia Health partnered together to get Super One customers to eat healthier. The three had a display inside of the Duluth Kenwood Super One. Shoppers could talk to registered dieticians, be trained in hands-only CPR, and receive gift cards to purchase healthy foods. “Just to build…

Bike-Share Program to Roll Into Duluth

This comes after Superior launched its own bike-share program last year.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth is getting in on the bike-share transportation trend in 2020. The city of Duluth is giving $30,000 of its tourism tax revenue to Zeitgeist, an arts and community development organization, to help launch the city’s first-ever bike-sharing program. This comes after Superior launched its own bike-share program last year. The program by company Zagster would include…

UMD Undergrad First to Perform Drop Test on Building Material

Test dropped 250 lbs on material from a height of one foot.

DULUTH, Minn.- For the first time at UMD, an undergraduate student measured the resilience of a material using a drop tower test. As part of his Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), senior Tom DeMars dropped 250 lbs on material sent in from a building company, from a height of one foot. It measures how well the material handles under different…

YMCA Offers Special First-Time Swimming to 12 Students

Those students are no longer fearful of swimming anymore

DULUTH, Minn.- 12 Elementary kids in Duluth aren’t fearful of swimming anymore, thanks to free lessons from the YMCA. The 6-week program for the kids was donated to Myers-Wilkins School. It allowed 4th and 5th students who had never swam before the training and skills to be basic swimmers. “Having these kids get this experience is absolutely amazing because at…

Companies Show Superior High Students Manufacturing Careers

Five Companies and Lake Superior College stopped by the high school.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Five companies and Lake Superior College stopped by Superior High School to talk to students about manufacturing careers. This, at a time when the industry is also dealing with an aging labor force. Students stopped by each company’s table to learn about the different types of positions within those companies. According to the school’s Transition Coordinator, many of…

Annual Blanket Sale in Superior Selling Hundreds

500 blue blankets with the Spartan logo on them were for sale at the Spartan Shack.

DULUTH, Minn. – Dozens of people lined up for Superior High School’s annual blanket sale. 500 blue blankets with the Spartan logo on them were for sale at the Spartan Shack. A portion of the sales funds the high school’s competitive business club. “My family everyone has one even the dogs, it’s just something people love and it’s cold enough…