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Phinney Scores Twice, Mirage Top Lightning

Michaela Phinney scored twice in Proctor/Hermantown's win.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Michaela Phinney scored twice as Proctor/Hermantown topped Grand Rapids/Greenway 4-2 in the battle between two of the top girls hockey teams. The Mirage (13-7-2) will play at Hibbing/Chisholm on Thursday while the Lightning (13-7) will host Andover on Friday. Categories: High School, Sports

Prep Boys Hockey: Hawks, Lumberjacks Get Shutout Wins

Hermantown defeated Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin in the Section 7A title game rematch while Cloquet-Esko-Carlton shut out Grand Rapids.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the section 7A title game rematch, the No. 1 Hermantown boys hockey team once again came out on top, shutting out No. 12 Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 4-0. Joey Pierce, Sam High, Justin Thomas and Blake Biondi all scored in the Hawks’ win. Hermantown (11-3-1) will host St. Cloud on Saturday while Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin will head to Lake Bemidji to…

Rangers Outlast Rails in Girls Basketball Thriller

The MIB girls baketball team needed overtime to take down Proctor on Tuesday night.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Proctor girls basketball team led by one at the half, but Mountain Iron-Buhl hung on until the very end as they get the win 46-43 in overtime Tuesday night at the Rails Gym. The Rangers push their record to 13-2 as they will host Cloquet on Thursday. The Rails fall to 11-5 as they welcome Eveleth-Gilbert…

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….

Northern Star: Quinn Fischer

For this week's segment, we sit down with Esko native and current St. Scholastica freshman.

DULUTH, Minn. – Quinn Fischer has been playing basketball his whole life and is now finding success early at the collegiate level thanks to his St. Scholastica teammates. “It’s definitely different, going from high school to college, but with all of the upperclassmen showing us what it takes and them opening up a lot of things for me, offensively, defensively,…

Prep Girls Basketball: Eskomos, Bulldogs Win at Home

Esko picked up its ninth straight win while Carlton won the Little Brown Jug.

CARLTON, Minn. – The Esko girls basketball team dominated International Falls at home on Monday night, 60-23, for its ninth straight win. The Carlton girls basketball team also picked up a win at home, defeating Wrenshall 57-42 in the Little Brown Jug Game. Categories: High School, Sports

Yellowjackets Basketball Sweep Lions at Home

Both UWS basketball teams got wins at home over Finlandia.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Senior Hannah Norlin finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds as the Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team knocked off Finlandia 83-66 Monday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Eva Reinertsen also chipped in with 19 points to help the Yellowjackets win their third straight game. On the men’s side, freshman Carter Brown knocked down seven three-pointers to lead…

Bulldogs Basketball Sweeps Beavers in Double Header

The Minnesota Duluth women dominated its way to a win while the men edged out Minot State.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a good day to be a Bulldog as both Minnesota Duluth basketball teams picked up home wins over Minot State. For the women, they dominated the Beavers, getting the 79-51 win. Emma Boehm scored 15 points while Payton Kahl and Sarah Grow each scored 10. The Bulldogs (9-4) will play at Minnesota State Mankato on…

Grizzles Basketball Falls in Lake Superior Classic

North Woods suffered just its second loss of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Woods boys basketball team made the trip to Duluth East for the Lake Superior Classic but struggled to keep up as Bold got the 77-57 win for its second loss of the season. The Grizzlies (9-2) will be back home next Friday when they host Eveleth-Gilbert. Categories: High School, Sports

Prep Boys Hockey: Hawks, Greyhounds Each Skate to Ties; Hilltoppers Fall at Home

The No. 1 team in Class A Hermantown and No. 1 team in Class AA Minnetonka skated to a 3-3 tie while Duluth East tied Eden Prairie in a top-10 battle.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hermantown Hockey Arena had the battle of No. 1 in Class A against the No. 1 in Class AA as Hermantown and Minnetonka faced off but they both proved how good they are as the game ended in a 3-3 tie. Down 3-0 in the second, the Hawks scored three unanswered to force overtime. Blake Biondi scored…

Huskies Score Four Unanswered to Top Bulldogs, Split Series

Riley Tufte and Justin Richards both scored for Minnesota Duluth in the loss.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team got off to a hot start on Saturday, jumping out to a 2-0 lead early in the first. But St. Cloud State would score two late in the period to tie things up, but the Huskies would score one in the second and one more in the third to get the…

Coaches Corner: Esko Boys Basketball

For this week's segment, we sat down with Esko first-year head coach Derek Anderson.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Esko first-year head coach Derek Anderson about the transition to being head coach and how the Eskomos seem to be heating up at the right time. The Eskomos (7-4) will be in action again on Saturday at Columbia Heights. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Bulldog Women top Marauders, Men Fall in Triple OT

The UMD women's basketball team was able to pull away late against U-Mary.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior guard Sammy Kozlowski finished with career-highs in points and steals as the Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team knocked off U-Mary 78-70 Friday night at Romano Gym. Kozlowski scored 26 points and recorded 8 steals. Ann Simonet chipped in with 18 points for UMD, who improve to 8-4 on the season, including 7-2 in the NSIC. For…

‘Jackets Snap Four-Game Skid with Win over Royals

The UWS men's hockey team knocked off Bethel 3-1.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Three different Yellowjackets light the lamp as the UWS men’s hockey team got the win over Bethel 3-1 Friday night at Wessman Arena. Matran Yelle, Pavel Mikhasenok and Artur Terchiyev scored for the Yellowjackets. Oscar Svensson had 24 saves for UWS, who improve to 5-11-2 and will host Hamline Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Two-Goal Third Period Pushes Bulldogs Past Huskies

The UMD men's hockey team knocks off top-ranked St. Cloud State 3-1.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a match-up of two of the top teams in the country, #5 Minnesota Duluth got the win over top-ranked St. Cloud State 3-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Nick Swaney, Noah Cates and Justin Richards all scored for the Bulldogs. Hunter Shepard was sharp in net as he finished with 30 saves. UMD improves to 12-5-2…

Kick Sled Rentals At Hartley Nature Center

Active Adventures: Local Winter Rentals From Snowshoes, Skiis & Kick Sleds

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures Brittney Merlot takes us to Hartley Nature Center where you can rent a bunch of different winter equipment. This varies from traditional and metal snowshoes, cross country skiis and kick sleds! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Entertainment, Features, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News Tags: Hartley Nature Center, merlot weather,…

Greyhound Boys Top Spartans for Fifth Straight Win

The Duluth East boys basketball team got a big road win over Superior 75-70.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Duluth East boys basketball team got their fifth win in a row as they topped Superior 75-70 Thursday night. Isiah Hendrickson led the Greyhounds with 21 points. Noah Winesett also chipped in with 14 points. The Spartans were led by Xavier Patterson who scored 20 points for Superior. Categories: High School, Sports

Prep Hockey: Hawks Blast Hunters, Hounds Double Up Thunderhawks, Toppers Get By Jacks

The Hermantown boys hockey team used a strong second period to blow by Denfeld 9-1.

DULUTH, Minn. – Blake Biondi would score a hat trick as the Hermantown boys hockey team scored six goals in the second period to get the win over Duluth Denfeld 9-1 Thursday night at the Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Center. In other boys action, Ricky Lyle Jr. and Brendan Baker each scored twice as Duluth East knocked off Grand Rapids…

Fifth-Ranked Bulldogs Prepare to Face Former Assistant Larson, Top-Ranked Huskies

Former UMD assistant coach Brett Larson will return to Duluth for the first time since leaving for St. Cloud State.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the awkwardness will be at an all-time high when former UMD assistant coach Brett Larson brings his top–ranked St. Cloud State team to take on the fifth-ranked Bulldogs. Larson had two different stints with UMD and both times he was there when the Bulldogs won their two national championships. The team says it’s going to…

Yellowjacket Women Start New Win Streak, Men Fall to Eagles

The Wisconsin-Superior basketball teams split their doubleheader against Northwestern.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – After a competitive first half, the Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team pulled away late to get the win over Northwestern 71-61 Wednesday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Eva Reinertsen led the Yellowjackets with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Emily Carpenter chipped in with 11 points and five assists to give UWS their first win since suffering their…

Sandelin, Bulldogs Trio Return from World Juniors

The foursome helped Team USA capture their fourth straight medal.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team is finally back to full strength as a group of Bulldogs have returned from their run at the IIHF World Junior Championships. Head coach Scott Sandelin, as well as freshman Noah Cates, defenseman and Hermantown native Dylan Samberg and Team USA captain Mikey Anderson helped the United States capture the silver medal….

Winter Rover Program Gets Kiddos Outside For Learning & Fun!

Great Outdoors: Lake Superior Estuarium Hosts 2 Free Events At Barkers Island For Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The Winter Rovers Program brings kiddos ages 3-7 together outside to learn! It’s like an old fashioned play date hosted by the Lake Superior Estuarium. “We are just trying to connect them to the community in the area and then also get them outside.” explained intern Megan Hogfeldt. “Show them some fun things that they can do…

Prep Boys Basketball: Eskomos, Greyhounds, Tigers Pick Up Home Wins

The Northwestern boys basketball team stay undefeated in conference play.

MAPLE, Wisc. – Sam Risley and Andrew Klobucher combined to score 31 points as the Northwestern boys basketball team defeated Cumberland 64-54 to remain undefeated in the Heart ‘O North conference. In other boys action, Duluth East hangs on to knock off Hermantown 69-65 and Esko won their fifth in a row as they topped Grand Rapids 74-62. Categories: High…

Prep Boys Hockey: Spartans Win at Home, ‘Jacks Shock Toppers in Final Minutes

The Superior boys hockey team doubled up Baldwin-Woodville at home 4-2.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Taylor Berger scored twice as the Superior boys hockey team topped Baldwin-Woodville 4-2 Tuesday night at Wessman Arena. Ian Johnson and Max Curtis each scored for the Spartans, who improve to 13-2 on the season. In other boys action, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton would score two goals in the final three minutes as they stun Duluth Marshall 3-2 at Mars…

Prep Girls Basketball: Hawks, Hunters Power Through to Victories

Hermantown won on the road while Duluth Denfeld won at home for its second win of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a doubleheader at Duluth East, the Hermantown girls got the win over the Greyhounds 61-46. The Hawks (6-8) will host Cloquet on Thursday while the Greyhounds (3-9) will play at Superior on Thursday. In other action, the Duluth Denfeld girls basketball defend home court as Nashwauk-Keewatin 51-43 to pick up their second win of the season….

Prep Basketball: Eskomo Girls, Topper Girls, Spartan Boys Earn Wins

The Esko girls basketball hung on for the road win over Proctor 49-48.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Bridget Yellin scored her 1000th career point as the Esko girls basketball team won their seventh straight game 49-48 over Proctor Monday night. In other girls action, Gianna Kneepkens finished with 40 points as Duluth Marshall got the home win over Bigfork 73-57. And in boys action, Superior knocked off Duluth Marshall at home 88-58. Categories: High…

Jones Scores Game-Winner, Greyhounds Top Hunters in Overtime

The game was scoreless until the second period.

DULUTH, Minn. – The highly anticipated matchup between crosstown rivals Duluth East and Duluth Denfeld lived up to the hype, but Duluth East’s Jonathan Jones scored the game-winner in overtime to give the Greyhounds the 2-1 win. The game was scoreless after the first, and the Hunters would be the ones to break through in the second. Jacob Eskola scored,…

Arica Sheff Named Interim Head Coach of CSS Golf Teams

The Cloquet native was the 2016 and 2017 UMAC Women's Golfer of the Year.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica athletic director Brian Jamros announced Monday that Arica Sheff will take over as interim head coach of the men’s and women’s golf teams. The Cloquet native was the 2016 and 2017 UMAC Women’s Golfer of the Year. Sheff takes over for her former coach Eric Anderson who resigned last month. In her two and a…

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Scores Four in Third to Defeat Mavericks

Gabbie Hughes scored twice to help complete the comeback.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Down 3-1 in the third, the University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team scored four unanswered goals to beat Minnesota State-Mankato 5-3 and claim third place at the Minnesota Cup. Gabbie Hughes got the Bulldogs on the board in the second. She would score again in the third, along with McKenzie Hewett, Kailee Skinner and Anna Klein to complete the…

Northern Star: Taylor Nelson and Kiana Bender

The duo has led Cloquet-Esko-Carlton in scoring for the past three seasons.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Taylor Nelson and Kiana Bender have been key contributors to the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team this season, and their connection goes beyond being linemates. “We met when we were in boys hockey in like squirts or whatever. We were the only two girls on the team so we kind of just had to be friends and we’ve…

Bulldog Men’s Hockey Fall to USA U-18 Team; Gophers Take Down UMD Women in Overtime

The UMD women fell to rival Minnesota while the men fell to the USA U-18 team in an exhibition.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team returned to AMSOIL Arena Saturday night for an exhibition against the USA U-18 team but the Bulldogs struggled to get much going offensively as the U-18 team wins 4-2. Tanner Laderoute and Justin Richards both scored for the Bulldogs. UMD (11-6-2) will return to conference play and host St. Cloud State next…

Prep Basketball: Rails Hold On Against Hunters

Proctor defeated Duluth Denfeld on Lake Superior Conference Day in Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – In Lake Superior Conference Day, Proctor boys basketball picked up its third straight win as the Rails held on to defeat Duluth Denfeld 57-54. The Rails (6-5) will be back in action on Tuesday against Mesabi East while Duluth Denfeld (4-6) will host Chisago Lakes next Saturday. Categories: High School, Sports

Prep Hockey: Rails Boys, Hilltoppers Girls Win at Home; Greyhounds Fall to Top Ranked Skippers

Proctor boys defeated Moose Lake Area 4-2 while Duluth Marshall girls shut out International Falls.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the highly anticipated section AA state championship rematch, Duluth East faced the same struggles as undefeated Minnetonka got the 5-2 win, the same score they won the title with back in March. Jonathan Jones and Ricky Lyle Jr. both scored for the Greyhounds but it wouldn’t be enough to come out on top. In other boys…

LumberJacks Men’s Hockey Defeats Saints, Sweeps Weekend Series

Northland scored three unanswered goals in the third to get the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The second game between Northland College and St. Scholastica men’s hockey teams was a back-and-fourth battle, but in the end the LumberJacks came out on top with the 4-2 win. Kalib Ford, Daniel Chartrand, Joshua Racek and Lucas DeBenedet all scored for the LumberJacks on Saturday while Michael Talbot and Dustin Cordeiro scored for the Saints. Northland picked up the…

Gold Medalists Guide Guppies of Superior YMCA

Jason Lezak and Breeja Larson Hold Swim Clinic

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Whalers of Superior Douglas County Family YMCA’s Swim Team got some helpful tips, from none other than two Olympic gold medalists. Almost 140 of the Superior Whalers throughout the day lined the natatorium pool at Superior High School. They all quiver with excitement, ready to receive some aquatic advice from America’s very own Aquaman and Aquawoman, Jason…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Denfeld Boys Hockey

For this week's segment, we spoke with Denfeld head coach Dale Jago.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk high school hockey with Duluth Denfeld boys coach Dale Jago. The longtime bench boss talked about the Hunters’ great start to the season, as well as the tough slate of upcoming games, including taking on Duluth East, Hermantown and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Hockey: Greyhounds, Hunters, Mirage Pick Up Home Wins

The Duluth East boys, Denfeld boys and Proctor/Hermantown girls have no trouble at home on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore Zarley Ziemski finished with a hat trick as Duluth East got the best of Stillwater 7-3 Friday night at the Heritage Center. Ryder Donovan chipped in with two goals as well. Next up for the Greyhounds will be a showdown against top-ranked Minnetonka on Saturday. Also at the Heritage Center, Duluth Denfeld defeated Lake of the…

Rally Falls Short for Saints Women’s Hockey

Saint Anselm jumped out to a 2-1 lead and were able to hold on for a 3-2 win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Saint Anselm led 2-1 after one period and it would be enough as they hang on for the win over the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team 3-2 Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. Rachel Anderson and Amber Tilander scored for the Saints, while Lexi Thomeczeck finished with 27 saves. CSS falls to 8-4-1 on the season as…

Prep Boys Basketball: Eskomos Top Rebels, Agates Fall to Bombers

The Esko boys basketball team knocked off Moose Lake-Willow River at home.

ESKO, Minn. – The Esko boys basketball team get their fourth win in a row as they top Moose Lake-Willow River 80-65 Friday night at Esko High School. In other boys action, Jayden Ruberg finished with 39 points, but it wouldn’t be enough as Two Harbors falls to Barnum 74-65. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Strong First Period Powers Wilderness Past Minotauros

Four different players scored for Minnesota Friday night.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Minnesota Wilderness would ride a three-goal first period to a 4-1 home victory over Minot Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Nick Portz, Brandon McNamara, Jack Johnson and Nate Horn lit the lamp for the Wilderness, who improve to 18-13-1 in the NAHL Central Division. Categories: Professional Sports, Sports

Greyhounds Ready for Class AA Championship Rematch

Duluth East will look to avenge their loss against Minnetonka.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth East boys hockey team will host top-ranked Minnetonka in a rematch of last season’s Class AA championship game, where the Skippers came out on top of the Greyhounds. Head coach Mike Randolph says he knows this was a game that the players had circled on their calendars since the beginning of the season. “Obviously as…

Enjoy The Outdoors & Try New Winter Activities At Bluefin Bay On Lake Superior

Active Adventures: Skiing, Snowshoeing, Yaktrack Rentals and More To Get You Outdoors!

TOFTE, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we take you to Bluefin Bay Resorts on Lake Superior! They offer free rentals of skis, snowshoes, yaktraks and more with your stay at the resort! Temperance River State Park is 2 miles away and it’s a great option to get out and test out a new outdoor activity without having to…

Prep Basketball: Rails Sweep, Giants Girls Pick Up Road Win

Both Proctor basketball squads picked up wins while Mesabi East girls defeated Duluth Marshall on the road.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Proctor basketball teams had a successful night, as the girls defeated Cloquet 62-51 while the boys hung on for the close win over Hibbing, 66-63. In the girls game, Cloquet’s Allie Wojtysiak led all scorers with 29 points while Proctor’s Sam Pogatchnik led the Rails with 22 points. For the boys, Jake Pioro led the Rails…

Prep Hockey: Spartans, Hunters Boys; Lumberjacks Girls Victorious

Superior and Duluth Denfeld won on the road while Cloquet-Esko-Carlton defended home ice.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Superior boys hockey team started 2019 on a high note as they got the road win over Duluth Marshall 5-2. Cayden Laurvick netted a hat trick while Gunnar Hansen and Spencer Gudowski each tallied one for the Spartans. Carter Sullivan and Xavier McNulty each scored for the Hilltoppers. In other boys action, Duluth Denfeld also picked up the…

Lumerjack Girls Hockey Streaking into 2019

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team are looking carryover their momentum into the second half of the season.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team ended 2018 on a four-game winning streak, putting them in 9th place in the latest Minnesota State Hockey polls. Already topping their win total from last season, the Lumberjacks now have bigger goals for this season. “Our end I think for any team would be to get to the state tournament. That’s…

Saints Basketball Sweep Knights at Home

Both St. Scholastica basketball teams got wins over Martin Luther on Wednesday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s basketball team captured their first home win of the season as they topped Martin Luther 74-39 Wednesday night at the Reif Gym. Mariah Pearson and Emma Schmidt combined for 32 points for the Saints. The men played just as well, too, as they knocked off the Knights 64-55. Esko native and Saints freshman…

UWS Women Extend Win Streak, Men Fall to Top-Ranked Storm

The Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball team push their win streak to 10 with a win over Crown.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Six players scored at least eight points as the Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team knocked off Crown 83-46 Wednesday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Eva Reinertsen led the way with 13 points. Hannah Norlin was held in check as she finished with 8 points as the Yellowjackets have won 10 straight. For the men, they led by…

Saints Hockey Teams Return Home This Weekend

The St. Scholastica women will be at home Friday against Saint Anselm while the men will be home Saturday against Northland College.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica hockey teams will be back in action this weekend with both teams playing a home game. For the women, it’s been a while since they’ve been in action, when they defeated Wisconsin-Superior on Dec. 11. The women are 8–3–1 on the season and have two tough tests ahead of them this weekend, but they…

Staying Active in Jay Cooke State Park During the Winter

Many visit for winter activities.

DULUTH, Minn.-This winter, many Minnesotans are choosing to be active by exploring nature at Jay Cooke State Park. The park has a variety of programs this upcoming year including, kids activities and Park after Dark, which is a night snowshoe hike. Trailblazers also enjoy biggest highlight, the swinging bridge. The parks naturalist says  everyone should get out this winter. You…