Minnesota

Community Day Brings Hundreds to Glensheen

Free day of admission attracted many to the mansion.

DULUTH, Minn.- Glensheen Mansion saw quite a few people come through Sunday, as it was the next stop on the list of the City’s Community Day destinations. Tourist destinations that benefit from the tourism tax revenue each have a Community Day where special offers are available for anyone to attend. On Sunday Glensheen offered free admission for tours, including the…

American Association of University Women Hold Winter Social

DULUTH, Minn. – Members of The American Association of University Women gathered at Ecumen Lakeshore Chapel to help collect donations for local women’s shelters. The day featured music, FOOD and speakers. Organizers say, they also got down to business- using it as an opportunity gather funds to help shelters, and clothing to donate to women and children. “Although this is…

Vikings Fans Flood Grandma’s to Watch Wild Card Game

Dozens of fans cheered on the Vikes.

DULUTH, Minn.- Grandma’s Sports Garden was alive with dozens of fans as they cheered on the Vikings to win against the Saints Sunday. Fans whooped and hollered, flooding the Sports Garden floor with purple and yellow. Whether they were cheering wildly or groaning at some bad calls, they were all united in their love of SKOL. “We got a lot…

Final Round of Mediation Scheduled Between Teamsters, St. Louis County

Two sides will return to negotiations next Friday.

DULUTH, Minn.- A final round of mediation has been scheduled between the Teamsters Local 320 Union representing plow operators and St. Louis County, by the state of Minnesota. According to a document from the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services, the mediation will begin next Friday January 10th at 10:00 am at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. After the…

Ozobots Take Over Duluth Public Library

Families learn how to code with Ozobots.

DULUTH, Minn.- Robots took over Duluth Saturday, as the Duluth Public Library taught families how to code with Ozobots. The little orbs on wheels follow lines drawn on paper with special markers, allowing kids to program what they do. According to library staff, while programming sounds difficult, it isn’t hard at all. “It’s a really easy learning curve. the best…

FIRST Robotics Competition Season Kicks Off

Game reveal held at UMD with teams from across the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn.- The robotics season has officially begun, as Saturday high school robotics teams from across the Northland got a first look at their game for this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition. The Marshall Performing Arts Center Auditorium packed with anxious high school engineers waiting to see how they’ll have to design their robots this year. “Getting that experience and being…

Volunteers Begin Bentleyville Tear Down

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting today the Bentleyville Tour of Lights is being torn down for the season. After what was a slow year because of weather conditions, dozens of volunteers came to Bayfront Park today to help with the tear down process. All the lights and equipment are to be packed into semi trailers  and put into storage until next…

Ice Fishing More Like Slush Fishing Now, Hopefully Freezing Soon

Expert says go out next week, but still be careful.

DULUTH, Minn.- The weather and temperature hasn’t been ideal for ice fishing in the Northland, but that is subject to change. The owner of Marine General on London Road said the ice has been pretty slushy until now. He encourages anglers to get out next week when temps are expected to drop, and all that slush is expected to refreeze….

Night at the Museum Shown at Depot Museum

Movies on Michigan packs Great Hall of the Depot.

DULUTH, Minn.- Some families enjoyed a relaxing movie night at a pretty interesting location. The Depot held their first ever Movies on Michigan movie night. To a Great Hall packed with bodies on sleeping bags and blankets, they showed “Night at the Museum.” An appropriate choice for the Depot, which also serves as a museum for the Veterans Memorial Hall,…

Encounter Indoor Skate Park Reopens

DULUTH, Minn. – The Encounter Indoor Skate Park is officially back open for business. After being closed for two years due to a pipe bursting on the balcony level, building underwent renovations starting with the basketball court and then the skate park. The indoor park officially opened back up on New Years Eve, exactly two years after the building closed….

Maritime Visitor Center Hosts New Educational Program

DULUTH, Minn. –  Northlanders gathered for a new program on weather and ice at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. The program covered meteorological concepts, shipping and how those things affect Northlanders in their lives. It’s catered towards all audiences- with experiments also geared towards kids- allowing everyone to get a fresh take on the diverse ecosystem in our area….

Report: Minnesota Sees Impaired Driving Arrests Rise in 2019

MINNEAPOLIS – A report shows the number of people in Minnesota arrested for driving while impaired is growing, partly due to people driving with cannabis, opioids, and methamphetamine in their system. The Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety released preliminary data on Thursday. It shows that most of the nearly 28,000 motorists cited last year for…

Duluth Man Charged in 2017 Overdose Death Arrested in California

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police say they have located and arrested a Duluth man charged in connection to a 2017 fentanyl overdose death. Authorities say two Duluth investigators teamed up with detectives at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office in California and arrested 20-year-old Deshaun Clay Robinson on Thursday. Robinson is facing charges of third-degree aid and abet murder for his…

Ready, Set, Mush! Trail Talk with Musher Ryan Redington

Active Adventures: Mushing with Alaska Native Ryan Redington

DULUTH, Minn. – Have you ever wanted to bundle up and give sled dog mushing a try? Meteorologist Brittney Merlot recently caught up with musher Ryan Redington for this week’s Active Adventures. Redington will be mushing in this year’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon taking place January 27 – 30 along Minnesota’s North Shore. The Alaska native says he’s very excited…

Glensheen to Offer Free General Admission to Locals Sunday, January 5

Glensheen Mansion is Celebrating Another Successful Holiday Season by Thanking Local Residents

DULUTH, Minn. – Staff at Glensheen in Duluth are looking to say thank you to the community for their support the past year, and to finish out the final day of Christmas tours at the Mansion. A complimentary Community Day is happening Sunday, January 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. “General Admission is self-guided, guests do not need advance…

Organizers Cancel International Eelpout Festival in Walker

Past Festivals Have Brought More Than 12,000 People to the Minnesota Town

WALKER, Minn. (AP) – Organizers have canceled the International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake in Walker. They say the economics and other restrictions on the celebration of Minnesota’s ugliest fish no longer work. So they canceled what would have been the 41st annual event, which had been planned for Feb. 20-23. A statement posted on the festival’s website reads: Greetings…

Warren, Klobuchar End 2019 Lagging Top Rivals in Fundraising

WASHINGTON (AP) – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced raising $21.2 million for her presidential campaign in the final three months of last year. The total trails the amounts collected by the Democratic presidential primary’s three other front-runners: former Vice President Joe Biden with $22.7 million, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with $34.5 million and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete…

Hermantown School District Receives $1 Million To Make Improvements To Football Field

Additional upgrades will include a new locker room facility and press box.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Hermantown School District’s football field need some major improvements. Thanks to a one million dollar donation, the district can make those need upgrades. The money was donated by Centricity Credit Union, formerly known as Hermantown Credit Union. The donation is being called a sign of good faith to establish community trust. Multiple future improvements are on…

Plant-Based Lifestyle Popular For New Year’s Resolutions

Studies show a plant-based diet really reduces your risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

DULUTH, Minn. – The beginning of the year is when people are making resolutions they hope to stick with. One that has become popular in recent years is taking up a plant-based lifestyle. The Vegan Cookbook Club hosted its monthly round table, at the Mount Royal Library to help those who are hoping to explore a plant-based diet. The group…

Minnesota Reports 8th Flu Death of Season

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota has reported another flu death. The state Department of Health reports the eighth death due to influenza. The death is one more than the previous week. But no child deaths due to influenza have been reported since the flu season began. According to the Health Department’s weekly flu update, Minnesota hospitals admitted 117 influenza patients…

New Minnesota Lottery Millionaires Come Forward

(courtesy: Minnesota Lottery) ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Lottery announced Thursday morning that the first $1 million lottery winner of 2020 has claimed his prize. Charles Wylie of Elko New Market said this was only his third time purchasing a Raffle ticket, “I had two strikes and this year it was a home run!” he said. “I didn’t believe it—I could…

Two Additional Suspects Charged in Virginia Assisted Living Armed Robbery

1/4 Brady-Lundin Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Champa Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Ross Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Koslucher Show Caption Hide Caption VIRGINIA, Minn. – Authorities say two additional suspects have been charged in the June 2019 armed robbery at an assisted living facility in Virginia. According to court documents, Virginia police responded to a 911 call shortly…

First Baby Of The Decade Delivered At St. Luke’s

"We were shocked. We assumed the New Year's baby was going to be born a little after midnight," said Jaakola.

DULUTH, Minn. Oh baby, it’s a boy! St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth welcomed not only it’s first baby of the year but of the decade. Baby Barrett Jaakola entered the world at 6:03 am, weighing in at a healthy 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Having a New Year’s baby was the farthest expectation for Cloquet mom Kate Jaakola . Baby Barrett…

Local Junk Removal Company Offering Free Christmas Tree Pickup

Pickups are only available in Duluth, Superior, and Hermantown.

DULUTH, Minn. – Some people may be just getting around to taking down their Christmas trees, but getting rid of it can be an inconvenience. Don’t worry. A local junk removal company, has got you covered. Twin Ports Trailer Trash will be offering free curbside Christmas tree pick up on January 6th and 7th. Residents can call to schedule a…

Existing Contract Ends for St. Louis County Public Works Employees, No Word on Bargaining Yet

The two sides will continue working under the same contract until a new one is reached, or until the Union decides to strike.

DULUTH, Minn.- Tuesday is the final day of the existing contract the St. Louis County Public Works employees have with the county. According to St. Louis County Officials, they haven’t received notice of the Teamsters Local 320 Union’s intent to strike, or any interest to return to the bargaining table. Both sides will continue working under the terms of the…

Go Vegan this January with ‘Veganuary’

Initiative by Whole Foods Co-op aims to show people the benefits of a plant-based diet.

DULUTH, Minn.- If eating healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions, a new initiative in Duluth wants to support you. Duluth Does Veganuary is part of an international movement to get more people to try plant-based diets. In Duluth it’s sponsored by the Whole Foods Co-op, with a Facebook group that currently has more than 300 members posting recipes…

Eveleth-Gilbert Girls Hockey Get One-on-One Time with UMD Women’s Hockey

College players help girls brush up on skills and learn about a typical day in the life of a college athlete.

DULUTH, Minn.- Some young female hockey players from Eveleth-Gilbert got to brush up on their skills with members of the UMD Women’s Hockey Team, as a thank you from the Red Cross for their involvement in projects this year. In November, the Eveleth-Gilbert 12U Girls Team wrote holiday cards for the Red Cross’s Holiday Mail for Heroes Project. They also…

Duluth Public Library Welcomes The New Year Early

This is the fourth year the library has hosted the Noon Year's Eve party.

DULUTH, Minn. – Waiting until the clock strikes midnight to celebrate the new year is usually way past bedtime for most kiddos. The Duluth Public Library hosted its annual Noon Year’s Eve to help children ring in 2020 a little early. Kids made crafts like noise makers and colorful crowns. There was even a countdown, which ended with a shower…

Some Are Rolling Into 2020 At World Of Wheels

World of Wheels is will be open new year's day from 1- 4pm.

DULUTH, Minn. – 2019 maybe almost over, but what better way than to start 2020 off than skating right into the new year. For most people the biggest celebration is done on the dance floor on New Year’s Eve. But taking a few laps around the World of Wheels roller rink can live up to just the amount of fun…

Strike Averted at Essentia Health Deer River

DEER RIVER, Minn. – According to a recent press release, Essentia Health management in Deer River and union members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota have reached a tentative agreement averting a potential strike. Officials say the tentative agreement was reached late in the evening on Monday. The new contract addressed many of the union’s goals including higher pay and better benefits…

DSSO to Ring in the New Year with a Time Warp Celebration

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Ringing in 2020 with Sights, Sounds From Rocky Horror Picture Show

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) is featuring the music of The Rocky Horror Picture Show this New Year’s Eve. Starting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, DECC Symphony Hall will come alive with the sights and sounds of the 1975 flick. The DSSO will be joined by Jeans ‘n Classics, who helped put on the New…

Population Growth Slows in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Minnesota’s population growth slowed down slightly in 2019. And, that has some concerned the state could lose a congressional seat after the 2020 Census. The spring census will determine how the country’s 435 congressional seats are divvied up. Minnesota’s population grew by about 0.6% last year or about 33,000…

Hibbing Gets First Ever Co-Working Center

HIBBING, Minn. – A new trend of using shared workspaces is rapidly growing across the U.S. Now that trend has made it’s way to the Iron Range. A local entreprenuer has opened Hibbing’s very first co-working space called TechTank. A co-working space is where business owners and workers can share a remote office space for convenience and affordability. TechTank is…

YMCA Offering Free Trial Week For New Year

DULUTH, Minn. – For people with fitness goals for the new year- gyms such as the downtown YMCA in Duluth can help you stick to your resolutions. The Y is offering a free trial week starting January 1st which staff say is typically one of the busiest times of the year for them. “People are trying to change their habits…

Starks Academy Boys Build Snowmen to Build Smiles at Diamond Willow Assisted Living

Boys on the Basketball Team build snowmen for Assisted Living residents to view.

DULUTH, Minn.- As the popular song goes, “Do you wanna build a snowman?” Well the boys on the Starks Academy Northland Youth Basketball Alliance Team sure did, heading over to the East side to spread some snowy cheer. “Using that snow which is giving some people some heartaches I can imagine, spread some holiday cheer and put some smiles on…

Ring in the New Year with a New Tattoo at Miller Hill Mall

The Lost Cove Co. Tattoo Pop-Up at Miller Hill Mall in Duluth Runs from January 2 - 31

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Thursday, January 2, the Miller Hill Mall will welcome the addition of a new pop-up tattoo shop featuring a celebrity artist. The Lost Cove Co. is a tattoo pop-up experience with a rotating crew of artists beginning in Los Angeles, second stop Duluth, third stop Austin, TX then going on to various other cities around the…

Duluth Police Searching for Suspects in Harbor Highlands Shooting

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police are asking for the public’s help finding two suspects connected to a shooting in the Harbor Highlands neighborhood last week. Arrest warrants have been issued for 22-year-old David Leon Barbee (right) and 21-year-old Dana Deshun Smith (left). Barbee has an arrest warrant for aiding and abetting first degree aggravated robbery and second-degree assault. Smith has…

Powerful Winter Storm Lingers in Upper Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS – A fierce winter storm that created blizzard conditions in parts of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, closed interstates and caused hundreds of crashes continues to linger in the region. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in northeastern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Monday where periods of heavy snow and gusty winds were…