Minnesota

American Airlines Comes to Duluth Int. Airport with Direct Flights to Chicago

New service will provide affordability for Duluth travelers.

DULUTH, Minn.- American Airlines brings this new direct service to provide even more affordability to travelers in Duluth. Starting in May four daily non–stop flights will be offered two from Duluth and two returns from O’Hare in Chicago. It has been a three year process to get these American Airlines flights in motion, but airport officials are hoping this will…

Ruby’s Pantry Continues to Help Federal Employees Going Without Pay

$10 donation accepted from furloughed workers.

CLOQUET, Minn. – As the prolonged government shutdown reaches day 33, Ruby’s Pantry at the Cloquet National Guard continues to help furloughed workers provide food and supplies for their families. Federal employees, not receiving a pay check due to the shutdown, were able to pick up meat, bread, milk, toilet paper and other personal products for $10. Seeing furloughed workers…

Local Establishment Staying Warm During the Cold

Vita Pizza uses stove to stay warm this Winter season

DULUTH, MN- With the colder weather we are expecting over the next week or so, Vita’s Pizza staff is using their toasty oven to stay warm. Their wood stove they use to cook the pizzas can reach a thousand degrees, which they are more than happy with on a cold Minnesota day. If you don’t feel like heading dow n…

Fitger’s to Host Cutest Puppy Contest Saturday

The Annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy of the Northland Contest is Happening Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all cute puppies of the Northland! You’re invited to bring your puppy, or stop by to witness the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy Contest on Saturday, January 26. The event is taking place at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. Registration is free and will start at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. This event is free…

Great Outdoors: Breathe Warmer With Lungplus

The Arctic Cold Blast Returns, Here's Some Useful Ways To Stay Warmer

DULUTH, Minn. — As the brutal cold temperatures return with a vengeance, ways to stay warm are important and crucial. Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot introduces us to the LUNG PLUS. “It’s a mouth worn, re-heater and humidifier.” explains the distributor of Lungplus, Eve Graves. It’s held by small flaps that you place in front of your teeth.  As you breathe…

Nerds Take Over Teatro Zuccone

Monthly Nerd Ted Talks

DULUTH, Minn.- Some Nerds of the Northland (as they proudly call themselves) gathered at Zeitgeist Teatro Zuccone. Nerd Nite Duluth is a theater-based production of so-called “geeky” presentations, games, and laughter. Think of it like a Nerd Ted Talk, according to organizers. For Tuesday’s Nerd Nite, young people took the stage, presenting for 15 minutes or less. The “Nerd Nite…

Learning About Elementary Schools at Twin Ports School Fair

Parents Talk with Teachers, Get Information

DULUTH, Minn.- Parents got a one stop shop for choosing an elementary school for their kids at the Robert Powless Center on Tuesday night. The 3rd Annual Twin Ports Area Elementary School Fair allowed parents to talk to teachers and administrators, get enrollment info, and hear about before and after school programs for about 10 different twin ports schools. The…

Holiday Center Supports Local Businesses at Marketplace Tuesday

"It's very motivating and exciting."

  DULUTH, Minn.- Locally sourced foods, products and crafts were up for sale from a variety of vendors in Duluth to those walking within the Skywalk system. Guests also enjoyed food and hair demonstrations. Belle Adventure Salon owner says she appreciates the Holiday Center for hosting Marketplace Tuesday. “Its really about collaboration, but also the support they are giving us…

Minnesota Travelers are Enduring Some of the Longest Screening Waits in the Nation

Omar Will Hold a News Conference Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS – Air travelers in Minnesota are enduring some of the longest screening waits in the nation, and it’s caught the attention of Rep. Ilhan Omar. The Minneapolis Democrat is highlighting those wait times as the federal government shutdown moves into its second month. She plans a news conference Tuesday from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where the average wait…

Glensheen Mansion Offers Flashlight Tours Through March

Flashlight Tours will Happen Every Friday and Saturday Through March 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Glensheen Mansion is bringing back flashlight tours as bitter winter weather continues in the Northland. The darkened fun will run through Saturday, March 16, with tours taking place every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Included with the price of admission, guests will receive a branded Glensheen Flashlight tour pint glass with a sippy…

Hannah Johnson Fabrics Expanding in Lakeside Location

Hannah Johnson Fabrics will Host a Grand Re-Opening Event Thursday, January 24

DULUTH, Minn. – More fabric and fun will soon be available for quilters in the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood. The owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics is expanding. The growth comes after Johnson’s Bakery vacated their Lakeside location in 2018. “Who would have ever known? I never thought I’d be here for ten years,” said Janet Anelli, Owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics….

Residents Meet to Discuss Future of Duluth Public Golf, Hear Potential Plans

Open Gathering Meeting Held at UMD

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s no secret that municipal golf courses nationwide are experiencing trouble with attendance and sales, and Duluth is no exception. Lester and Enger Park golf courses accrued more than two million dollars in debt over the last two decades, causing the city to reevaluate their value. A group called “Friends of Duluth Public Golf” held a meeting at UMD…

Girl Scouts Troop Raises Money for CPR Classes with a Bake Sale

Troop learns the value of earning their own money.

DULUTH, Minn.- A few girl scouts hosted a bake sale at the Holiday center in Downtown Duluth. Troop 4287 sold a variety of treats like baked cookies and brownies, to raise money for CPR and babysitting classes. Troop leader says it’s a great lesson for the six graders. “It’s a good life skill they are getting to an age where…

Local Leaders Hosts First Ever MLK Day March and Rally in Virginia

"He was the symbol that drove diversity and acceptance."

  VIRGINIA, Minn.- For the first time in Virginia, hundreds marched from city hall to Virginia High School to embrace diversity within the community in honor Dr. Martin Luther King. Cold crisp air hit the many faces of a community marching to welcome the love of humanity and the inclusion of all people. The Diversity Committee of Mesabi Range College…

Fundraiser to Support Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance

The Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance is Hosting a Classic Horse Movie Night Thursday, January 24 at Zeitgeist

DULUTH, Minn. – This bitter winter weather doesn’t help local horse enthusiasts get out on the trails, but that’s not stopping the Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance from thinking about warmer months ahead. The Alliance is set to host the first ever Classic Horse Movie Night Fundraiser for horse trails on Thursday, January 24 at Zeitgeist in Duluth. The 1979…

Honoring MLK Together with All Faiths

Interfaith Worship Held by Duluth NAACP

DULUTH, Minn.- Follow the sounds of gospel music and clapping hands, and you’ll find a large, jubilant group at the Peace United Church of Christ. “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!” The Duluth Branch of the NAACP gathered the crowd to honor the freedom–fighting life of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., and the legacy that shines…

Free Haircuts For Federal Workers

Dapper Jack's Treating Unpaid Workers Affected by Shutdown

DULUTH, Minn.- As businesses across the Northland continue to offer discounted or free services to unpaid federal workers during the shutdown, Dapper Jack’s barbershop on 47th Avenue East offered free haircuts to federal workers. If you’re wondering how many people really need it, the barber there says he had folks lined up before he even opened. He says the feeling after…

Skiing, Skating and Snowshoeing by Candlelight

13th Annual Event Held in Cold Temps

DULUTH, Minn.- In true Northland fashion, families bundled up and took to the ice-cold outside at Hartley Nature Center. The Center hosted their 13th Annual Candlelight Ski, Skate and Snowshoe event. Families could enjoy fat biking and snowshoe hiking on a trail adorned with lights, skate on Hartley Pond, or share some hot chocolate at the yurt. Organizers say, when…

Curling into Team USA at US Curling Junior Nationals

Championship Held in Two Harbors for First Time

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Crowds packed the Two Harbors Curling Club, anxious to see their team move on, at the 2019 U.S. Curling Association Junior Nationals. These young men and women curlers battled it out not only to win the championship, but for the coveted place that comes with it. As curlers pull shots, their rocks striking with an ominous “CLACK,” sparking…

After 11 Years at Port Authority, Adele Yorde Retires

Retirement Party Held at Port Authority

DULUTH, Minn.-After 11 years serving the Twin Ports, Adele Yorde of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority is retiring. A party was thrown for Yorde as she said farewell to the workplace and colleagues she’s been with for over a decade. Yorde’s daughter even surprised her mom with a visit, who wasn’t expecting her until April. Now, Yorde has already got…

As Warming Center Opens, Concerns Arise

Homeless Persons Bill of Rights Coalition Writes Letter to City

DULUTH, Minn.-  Thursday night marked not only the beginning of extreme cold, but the opening of a new warming center in Duluth. Five people occupied warming center on the 5800 Block of Grand Avenue in West Duluth on Thursday. While the city and the Homeless Persons Bill of Rights coalition, or HPBR, both consider that a victory, HPBR wants to…

Local Toy Store will Close after More Than 30 Years

"It's just something we're really going to miss."

DULUTH, Minn.- For over 30 years Explorations has been more than just a toy store to the Twin Ports community and now they are selling off their merchandise to prepare for closing. Explorations has strived to make learning fun for children of all ages, by being an educational toy and teaching store over the last three decades. More than 10,000…

Kids Spent the Day Off at UMD Kidsrock Winter Wonderland Day Camp

"It's just an overall good time."

  DULUTH, Minn.- Children of all ages celebrated their day off by sledding, ice skating, and making winter crafts. One student we spoke to was really happy with how the day was going. “It’s really exciting because we get to skate, pretty much do anything a kid wants to do,” said Lauren Dimehart Many of the children are participants of…

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is Back

The course is shortened by 125 miles.

DULUTH, Minn.- Mushers from all over the United States and Canada are gearing up for the 35th annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, next Sunday. The full marathon will start at Billy’s bar in Duluth and end in Grand Portage Two additional legs within the race will stop in Lutsen and Two Harbors. This year the course was shortened to…

“Super Wolf Blood Moon” This Weekend!

Viewing Times For The Northland (Weather & Cloud Cover Permitting)

Get your telescopes ready Northland! Sky-watchers will have a front-row seat to a rare cosmic event, as three lunar phenomena come together and give rise to a ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ on Sunday night! So what is all of that? Let me break it down for you… Super Moon: Is when the moon is closest to Earth and appears much…

Lungplus Helps You Breathe Warm During Arctic Blasts

Active Adventures: Ways To Stay Active Outside During Cold Snaps

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we introduce you to Lungplus! Lungplus is a device you place in your mouth and it aids in warming your entire body, so that you can still go outside in the below zero temperatures! It also helps you breathe easier. It also helps you with colds, throat pain, dry cough and will…

Duluth Pack Unveils New Products Thanks to Customer Feedback

The New Wax Canvas Packs and Colors will be Available Tuesday, January 22, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack, a brand known for handcrafted outdoor gear made in the U.S.A since 1882, is kicking off the 2019 year with new canvas material options. The locally based Made in America company is transparent in sharing how they receive ideas and growing selection of products from their customers. As Tom Sega, the President of Duluth Pack…

New Warming Shelter Opening in Lincoln Park in February

Esther House will be the second warming center opened by Walking Victorious Ministry.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new warming center is set to open in Lincoln Park this February as temperatures continue to dip. The Superior– based ministry, Walking Victorious will open a four bedroom home known as Esther House. The center will provide daytime shelter and overnight warming during frigid cold conditions. The ministry saw a need to help those who cannot get…

People are Still Hitting the Slopes in Frigid Temperatures

92 year old Spirit Mountain founder living life on the slopes.

DULUTH, Minn.- Low temperatures and freezing wind chills aren’t stopping people of all ages from visiting Spirit Mountain including its Founder As one of the most ideal locations for winter fun the groomed slopes of Spirit Mountain are open for all to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. On a cold brisk day, many choose to bask in the moment of…

Facebook Page Helps Reunite Lost Animals with Owners

Missing Pets in the Northland Currently has More Than 8,000 Followers on Facebook

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the American Humane Association, more than ten million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. Now with the help of social media and dedicated volunteers, one group in the Northland is looking to make a difference…

Northland Schools Support Healthy Eating Resolutions

Wrenshall Schools Food Service Director Valerie Dahl Shares Tips to Getting Children to Enjoy Fruits, Vegetables During Meals

DULUTH, Minn. – With the start of a new year, healthy eating is a common resolution for families. School cafeteria professionals can often provide tips and techniques used in the cafeteria to get students to consume healthier food options that can easily translate to habits at home. • Create a food kaleidoscope – Children commonly eat with their eyes, if…

Sweet Maple Bourbon Salmon

Cooking Connection: Lake Superior Catering Creates A Unique Sweet Glaze

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Cooking Connection Lake Superior Catering is cooking up a sweet unique glaze for your salmon. In the video above you can check out the recipe to make at home yourself or you can have it catered at your next event! Categories: Community, Cooking Connection, Entertainment, Features, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Bourbon…

Freezing Temperatures May Keep Your Car Off the Road

Winter inspection suggested to keep your car running.

  DULUTH, Minn.- A big winter chill is in the forecast and temperatures continue to drop across the Northland. The bitter cold is not only tough on people but also on vehicles. It’s not only uncommon for temperatures to dip well below zero this winter, but what does that mean for your vehicle? Freezing temperatures can have a major impact…

Beargrease Offers Whiskeys of the World Fundraiser

The Inaugural Whiskeys of the World Fundraiser is Happening Friday, January 18 at Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub

DULUTH, Minn. – Voted as a Top 40 Whiskey Restaurant in the United States by Whiskey Advocate, Whiskeys of the World will wake up your taste buds. Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub is hosting the fundraiser in support of the 35th Running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Five top-shelf whiskey’s will be paired with five made-from-scratch small plates for guests to enjoy. The…

Northlanders Skate Before Temps Drop

Subzero Temps Mean Outdoor Rinks Close

DULUTH, Minn.- Lately the weather’s been great to get out on the ice. No, not the frozen parking lots and sidewalks. Ice skating rinks. But many outdoor rinks in the Northland close once the windchill drops to about –20 degrees. Even though outdoor rinks may close, in Duluth, Essentia Health provides open skating at their Heritage Sports Center every Wednesday….

Salt is Potentially Damaging to the Environment

MPCA rallying for reduced use of chloride salt on ice.

DULUTH, Minn.- Weather conditions this winter have caused a lot of ice buildup around the Northland. Covering roads and sidewalks with salt during the winter is routine, but this process can harm to the environment. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, many of the salt and de–icers that make it on the ground will eventually end up polluting bodies…

Toddler OK After Tumbling From Moving Vehicle

The car Seat Wasn't Fastened in the Vehicle

MANKATO, Minn. – Authorities in Minnesota say a 2-year-old child is OK after tumbling from the back seat of a moving vehicle while still strapped in a car seat. Dashcam video captured the moment the car seat and toddler rolled out of the vehicle on Monday as the vehicle turned a corner on a street in Mankato. Witness Chad Mock…

SunSpot Sisters Striving to Help Keep Northlanders Healthy this Winter

A List of Locations for The SunSpot Bus is Located Weekly on Their Facebook Page

DULUTH, Minn. – Katherine and Sue York are out to help community members fight the winter blues. The SOL Sisters are often seen driving their big red bus around the Northland to help Northlanders dealing with depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder and much more. Studies say that 71 percent of people in the Northland suffer from vitamin D deficiency during the grey winter months,…

Lightspeed Lift Helps People Walk Better Again

Local Invention Helps Northlander's Get Back On Their Feet Again

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors a local physical therapist is helping give the gift of motion back through his personal invention that helps Northlander’s get back on their feet again. It’s called “Lightspeed Lift” and this creation all started with an idea that was sparked back in the early 90’s. Duluth physical therapist Malcolm Macaulay has…

Neighbors, Police React To Officer-Involved Shooting That Killed K-9

Duluth Police received about 2,000 domestic dispute calls in 2018

DULUTH, Minn.- Events of the shooting on West Skyline Parkway all began when officers responded to a domestic dispute around 6:30 Sunday night. For about an hour officers negotiated with a male suspect in a home before he fired shots at them, striking four year veteran Officer Aaron Haller and killing his K-9 partner Haas. (Click here for the procession…

TSA Employees at Duluth International Airport are Still Working Without Pay

Operations are not affected by shutdown.

  DULUTH, Minn.- The  TSA at the Duluth International Airport also continues to work without pay. Currently representatives at the airport say they have not experienced any operational disruptions with TSA The airport’s leadership say they are very grateful the employees come in everyday to continue to do their jobs. “Their morale, their attitude is the same from our standpoint,”…

Artists Encouraged to Apply for 2019 Park Point Art Fair

The Deadline to Register is March 1, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all artists to apply for the 2019 Park Point Art Fair! Coordinators of the 49th annual event are inviting visual artists to apply working in the following categories: printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, photography, jewelry and fiber. In its 49th year the art fair is well established, well organized and well liked  by regional artists…

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Search Training

Native Lives Matter Holds Event at Building for Women

DULUTH, Minn.- A local group is working to bring awareness to missing and murdered indigenous women. The Native Lives Matter Coalition and PAVSA hosted search training and a community patrol today. The organization Shahnish Scouts provided training, and united multiple local organizations in the goal of bringing every missing woman home. “Opening their minds for a little bit more awareness,…

Ignite Studio Helps Unpaid Government Workers

Fitness Studio Offers All Classes Free To Workers and Family

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s day 23 of the partial government shutdown, about 800,000 employees are either working without pay, or furloughed. Businesses are stepping forward to help those workers with the financial difficulties. Ignite Studio in Duluth is trying to help ease the worries of those affected by the shutdown by offering free classes so they can exercise–improving moods, boosting energy,…

Iron Mug Works With Duluth Dodge To Help Federal Workers

Raise Funds for Those Affected by Shutdown

DULUTH, Minn.-Iron Mug owner Mike Letica is teaming up with Duluth Dodge, to give back to federal workers not being paid during the shutdown. 10% of Iron Mug sales are going to donations, and at Duluth Dodge they’ll donate $50 for every car or truck sold. Letica said he was inspired after hearing the story of one particular TSA worker….

Anglers Take to the Ice for 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Contest

Anglers Compliment Weather, Fish Still Hiding

DULUTH, Minn.- Only in the Northland can you expect a frozen lake to be covered with ice houses and four-wheelers. On Saturday Anglers attacked the ice, trying to get themselves the next biggest cash to win the 3rd Annual Alpine Bar Winter Walleye Fishing Contest. The white blanket of snow on the frozen St. Louis River is peppered with different…

Thieves Strike Bentleyville Yet Again

Items Stolen and Damage as Display Comes Down

DULUTH, Minn.- Even though the holiday season is over, that hasn’t stopped some more Grinches from stealing from Bentleyville Tour of Lights as the display is being taken down. Thursday night crooks sawed off a cable that was the major power supply of the light show, stole 150 gallons of diesel, a motor, and spotlights that lit up the “#Bentleyville2018”…