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Birdwatchers Flock to Hawk Ridge For Annual Migration

More than 11,000 birds have been counted this season so far

DULUTH, Minn. – Many people are flocking to Hawk Ridge in Duluth to see the birds during their annual migration. Birdwatchers at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory have already counted 11,000 hawks so far this season. “We’re in a unique location here, right at that western tip of Lake Superior,” Hawk Ridge executive director Janelle Long said. “The birds are traveling…

East End Family Fun Day celebrated in Superior

Food vendors, music and games.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The East End Family Fun Day held its annual event on Saturday. Food, music, raffles, and a car show were just some of the fun being had on the streets of superior. “We’re just trying to show off the community and have a fun day for everybody,” organizer Jon Nelson said. “We purposely make this a family…

Racers compete in the Northshore Inline Marathon

More than 2000 racers competed in the event

DULUTH, Minn. – Despite the rainy conditions, thousands of racers came out on Saturday for the Northshore Inline Marathon in Duluth. Around 2,000 racers showed up from all over the world to take part in the race, which takes them from Two Harbors all the way down to Canal Park. The race featured amateur skaters looking to test their might,…

Woman’s Body, Car Found Submerged In Island Lake

Persumed Missing In Intial Report

FREDENBURG TOWNSHIP, Minn. According to authorities, Friday evening the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report from family members that 79 year old Darlene Lukovsky was missing. Family members said she was last known to be at a Super One grocery store in Duluth at about 1:30 in the afternoon Friday. Soon after family and sheriff’s deputies along…

Hermantown Community Church Hosts Block Party for Harvey Victims

Hermantown Community Church Hosted Block Party

DULUTH, Minn. As millions continue to try and get their lives back together after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Northland continues to show their support. Another benefit for the victims of Hurricane Harvey was held by the Hermantown Community Church. Hundreds showed up Wednesday night at the church to show their support for the victims of Hurricane Harvey Lead pastor…

Music Resource Center Back In Session For Students

The after-school programs connects youth and music

DULUTH, Minn. – One of Duluth’s music hot spots is back open after a summer break. The Music Resource Center at Sacred Heart is an after-school program for kids to get a chance to work with music professionals, quality gear, and helps them grow their creative sides. “Music is something that’s so near and dear to so many young people,”…

American Society of Civil Engineers Duluth Section celebrates 100th anniversary

The ASCE also named the Aerial Lift Bridge a civil engineering historical landmark

DULUTH, Minn. – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Duluth Section celebrated its 100th anniversary on Monday.  The ASCE celebrated by dedicating the Aerial Lift bridge as a national historic civil engineering landmark, and recognized all the important work civil engineers do behind the scenes. ASCE president-elect Kristina Swallow said, “From the moment we get up and stumble into…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Skyline Lanes

The Bowling Alley Is More Than Just Bowling

HERMANTOWN, Minn. — In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we head to Skyline Lanes in Hermantown where it’s more than just bowling. “We have a variety of different activities from bowling. We do volleyball as you can see were standing out here on the courts. We also have bocce and bean bag leagues,” said Corey Kolquist, manager at Skyline Lanes….

Harvest Festival celebrates 24 years

Music, food, and crafts

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Harvest Festival celebrated 24th years of connecting the community to local food growers as well as sustainable energy providers. Harvest Festival is hosted at Bayfront Festival Park by the Lake Superior chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association. The event featured locally grown food, live music and craft demonstrations. “We are a really vibrant community, and lots…

Replica Of U.S.S. Duluth Turned Over To City

Model Sized Boat On Display At The Depot

DULUTH, Minn. Crew members that once served on the Navy’s U.S.S Duluth battleship, had the chance to relive their glory days on Thursday, with a model sized replica of the ship. The scale model ship was hand crafted to look just like the battleship. It took over a year to build, and one crew member tells FOX 21 that he’s…

Duluth Pack Celebrates Grand Opening After Remodel

The event included free beer and pizza

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack celebrated its grand opening today after finishing up some remodeling of their store in Canal Park. The store hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Duluth Chamber of Commerce. The event included free pizza, free beer, and Duluth Pack giveaways. It was all to celebrate the company’s place in Duluth’s outdoors culture. “We are aware…

Early Childhood Studies Program At Steve O’Neil Apartments

Allowing Kids To Start Early

DULUTH, Minn. UMD’s Early Childhood Studies Program teamed up with the Steve O’Neil apartments to get a jump start on literacy. The program is geared toward kids under the age of five at the apartment complex all in an effort to address disparities the children face. To start the program, representatives from the Duluth library, the Northland Foundation and Chum…

Another Great Year For The Great Northern Classic Rodeo

Sunday Marks An End To The Yearly Event

SUPERIOR, Wis. It was all about bull riding and calf wrangling in Superior this weekend. The Great Northern Classic Rodeo wrapped up their 3 day weekend today. Starting in 1991 the rodeo was originally held in Duluth, with several hundred spectators. Two years later the rodeo moved across the bridge to Superior and has been held at the Head of…

Black Hat BBQ Gives Back To Youth Rodeo

Funds Raised Goes Towards The High School Rodeo Foundation

SUPERIOR, Wis. It wouldn’t be a rodeo without southern style BBQ. Supporting Minnesota’s high school rodeo foundation, Black Hat BBQ can be found at many of the surrounding rodeo events. Portions of the proceeds made at each event is given back to the rodeo scholarship fund. Owners say raising funds is easy to do with favorites like their baby back…

Fresh Produce Arrives In Twin Ports

Fresh Produce From Rochester Minnesota Farm

DULUTH, Minn. It’s the season for a harvest. Minnesota farmers are finding ways to sell their freshly grown products You may have seen several fruit and vegetable stands popping up around the twin ports recently. Sunny Side Produce Farms out of Rochester, Minnesota has dozens of stands in northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, making it easier for you to buy…

Grand Slam at The Wade Provides Fun for Families

A beautiful August day full of music, games and baseball

DULUTH, Minn. – The Salvation Army held the first ever “Grand Slam at the Wade” on Thursday. Families enjoyed games, dunk tanks, music, and a baseball game. The Salvation Army put on the event to share with the community the things the Salvation Army does, beyond red kettles and thrift shops. “We want the community to be aware of our…

Northland Business Raises Money for Flood Victims

Sky High Graphix and Design is selling shirts and donating profits to relief efforts

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – One Northland company is pitching in to help Hurricane Harvey victims. Sara Androsky’s company Sky High Graphix and Design is selling t–shirts, and donating 100 percent of the profits to the Salvation Army to help flood victims in Texas. “We’re just hoping that it will give them some semblance of a normal life as they try and…

Duluth Public Schools Host Open House

Back To School We Go

DULUTH, Minn. It’s down to Labor Day weekend to get in those summer activities. The back to school buzz was in the air Wednesday, as several Duluth Public Schools held open houses. Parents along with their kids packed schools across the Northland. Schedules are passed out back packs are full kids are excited to start the school year. “Probably going…

Friends Set Up Memorial For 15-Year-Old Drowning Victim

Flowers, Cross Put At Last Place Will Schlotec Was Seen Alive

DULUTH, Minn. – Heavy hearts continue for friends and family of 15-year-old Will Schlotec who drowned over the weekend in the popular swimming hole known as The Deeps. People close to Schlotec have begun to build a memorial at the site of the accident. On Monday, friends showed up with flowers and comforting words for one another as the new school…

Local Business Owner Looks to Help Hurricane Victims

Mike Letica is collecting supplies and cards for victims of Hurricane Harvey

DULUTH, Minn. – After hearing about the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, one Northland business leader is looking to offer some help. Mike Letica made a post on Facebook earlier today, asking the public to help him collected supplies for the people of Texas displaced by the hurricane. But it’s not just supplies he’s looking to bring…

Classes Start For WITC Students

Monday marks the start of the new school year for WITC students

SUPERIOR, Wisc. -Wisconsin Indianhead Techical College students in Superior are back for the semester. Classes started on Monday for those students seeking an Associates Degree or technical diploma, to get that first step towards a new career. “It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 years old and coming here, or you’re 45 and coming here,” WITC VI of Academic Affairs Bonny…

Teen Who Jumped Into Flooded Lester River Prompts Water Rescue

Teen Is Known To Be Daring

DULUTH, Minn. On August 26th, 2017 at approximately 5:20 PM the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of 556 Occidental Blvd, in the City of Duluth for a report of a 15 year hold male jumped into the “DEEPS”, and has not resurfaced.  A short time later, emergency responders arrived on scene, and located the male in the…

New Cloquet Middle School Nears Completion

Crews wrap up finishing touches before students return

CLOQUET, Minn. – Crews are wrapping up the final days of construction on the new Cloquet Middle School before students return for the school year. After two years of planning and about 15 months of construction, the 180,000 sq. ft. building is nearly complete. “The construction has been just amazing in terms of what they’ve been able to accomplish in…

Twin Ports’ First Openly Gay Bar, The Main Club, Closing After 34 Years

Owner Bob Jansen Says The Times Have Changed

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A true trailblazer within the LGBT community in the Twin Ports is preparing to shut the doors on one historic safe place — The Main Club. Bob Jansen said he opened The Main — the first openly gay bar in the Northland — in 1983 after winning a lawsuit that said the College of St. Scholastica fired…

Pop Up Band Performs In Leif Erickson

34th Infantry Gives Back With More Than Just Military Service

DULUTH, Minn. Monday evening, some special military performers showed off their musical talents in Leif Erickson Park in Duluth. Residents heard the sound of the 34th Infantry Band, a group made up of members of Minnesota’s Army National Guard. While they’re fully trained for duty, these special men and women perform at funerals, parties, and free pop–up concerts like this…

New Brighter Lights For Lakewalk

LED Lights To Replace Older Lights

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders who use the Lakewalk in Canal Park will soon see a brighter change. The city will replace the entire Lakewalk trail lighting with new and brighter L.E.D. light bulbs. Areas from the Endion Station to Leif Erickson Park will have narrowed lanes during the project. The work is expected take up to two weeks to complete, weather…

National Senior Citizens Day Celebrated at North Shore Estates

Residents checked out the eclipse and got in some games of bingo

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday was National Senior Citizens Day, and some folks in the Northland decided to celebrate. North Shore Estates in West Duluth threw a little party for their residents. First they checked out that solar eclipse, or what they could see of it, and then got together for some treats and a couple games of bingo. “Here in…

Red Herring Lounge gets ready for Super Big Block Party

Live music and entertainment on First Street

DULUTH, Minn. -First Street is the place to be on Saturday for the third annual Super Big Block Party. The red Herring Lounge hosts the celebration which brings in skateboarding demos live music, food and plenty of beer. Organizers say the block party celebrates Minnesota’s music culture. “It’s sort of an encapsulation of what the Red Herring does throughout the…

Cosplay Costumes On Display

Duluth Library Hosts Cosplayers

DULUTH, Minn. – All sorts of characters made their way to the Duluth Public Library Thursday afternoon. Cosplayers had their chance to dress up to the nines as princesses, pirates, ninjas and many other characters. One princess we talked to says that events like today’s gives her a chance to see people she hasn’t seen in a while. “Me and…

Time Capsule Celebration In Virginia, MN

Artifacts Seen For First Time In 50 Years

Virginia, Minn. At this time 50 years ago the City of Virginia, MN was having a 5 day party, the Diamond Day Celebration. They were also celebrating 75 years as a city by putting cool stuff in the ground. Wednesday, Virginia residents went back in time to open something they haven’t seen in years. Residents that celebrated on that day…

A Moment of Solidarity in Downtown Duluth

Standing Up Amid The Violence In Virginia

DULUTH, Minn. – It was an overflow of solidarity at the Jackson, Clayton, McGee Memorial Tuesday night, as Duluth stood up against white supremacy and racism amid the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. People of all ages and backgrounds came out holding candles to honor the lives lost in the fight against racism and white supremacy. Categories: Community, Education, News, News…

5 Year Old Uses Lemonade Stand To Give Back

Money Raised Will Go Towards Douglas County Humane Society

  SUPERIOR, Wis. – A young entrepreneur in Superior is learning the meaning of giving back. Braden, 5, decided to set up a lemonade stand, where he would give all of his proceeds to the Humane Society of Douglas County. “I think it’s great to give back to the community for the things that we do, and make sure that we…

Minnesota Power Discusses Community Solar Gardens With Public

The next information session will be held Tuesday, August 22.

DULUTH, Minn. -Northlanders got the chance to learn a little bit about Minnesota Power’s community solar garden program. Customers are able to purchase a subscription to the solar power in exchange for a fixed utility rate. They are holding several information sessions in the area for people who may be interested. “It gives them a chance to ask me very…

Two Harbors Campground Addition Named after Late Representative David Dill

Dill represented Disctrict 3A in Northeastern Minnestota

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – A Two Harbors campground expansion officially got a new name on Monday in honor of a man who helped make it possible. The $1,000,000 expansion at the Burlington Bay Campground was named in honor of the late Minnesota representative, David Dill. The expansion was one of Dill’s projects. State and local representatives, along with Dill’s wife,…

Crews Gear Up for the Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival

Races kick off on Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. Crews are getting ready for the annual Kraus–Anderson Bike Duluth Festival at Spirit Mountain. Hundreds of bike enthusiasts will be out on the trails at Spirit Mountain on Saturday and Sunday. The festival includes races, vendors, and tech demos. All to celebrate Duluth’s thriving bike community. “Duluth already has a gold status, in terms of the mountain biking…

Food Truck Fridays Brings Communities Together

Food trucks are at the Duluth Public Library every Friday until the end of August.

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks enjoyed food and music down at the Duluth Public Library on Friday. Every Friday during the summer months, the library hosts Food Truck Friday, which brings local food trucks, local musicians, and local people all together in one place. “The whole reason behind a public library is to be open to everyone in the community,” library…

Nonprofits Want State Gambling/Gaming Taxes To Lower

Some Say The State Gets To Much Already

Duluth, Minn. Each year billions of dollars are spent on charitable gaming across the state of Minnesota. Sounds like a lot of money, but with increasing state taxes on gaming and the states percentages getting bigger and bigger. What’s left over for the charities that rely on their slice of the pie? Nonprofits across Minnesota including Duluth are feeling the…

Fond du Lac Band Asks For Answers; What’s Next?

Ancient Burial Ground Unearthed By MnDOT Road Project

Duluth, Minn. This Spring, Native American grave sites were disturbed at a MnDOT Highway 23 work site. The Fond du Lac band called for some kind of resolution. Tuesday MnDOT held an open house for the community members affected by the issue to speak out. Months after the department of transportation mistake the construction site remains at a standstill and…

Firefighters help fight muscular dystrophy with Fill The Boot events

Firefighters are spread across the town, collecting money for youth with muscular dystrophy

DULUTH, Minn. – Firefighters in Duluth are spread out at busy intersections across town for the Fill the Boot event, which raises money for children with muscular dystrophy. “We take it seriously,” Duluth firefighter Aaron Bujold said.  “Its for a really good cause… Most of the people we deal with are pretty charitable. We get a good outcome out here.”…

Paddlers Alliance Holds Free Paddle Day

Community Paddle Days lets youth groups and the community experience paddling for free

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland Paddlers Alliance is continuing to help the community get out on the water. Last week, they helped folks get out on some stand up paddle boards, and this Tuesday, they set people up with canoes out at Boy Scout Landing. It’s all provided free of charge, for anyone of any skill level. “It’s all very…

Trans-Superior International Yacht Races Finishes in Duluth

The multi-day race starts in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

DULUTH, Minn. – Sailors racing in the Trans–Superior International Yacht Race are starting to sail into the Twin Ports. About 35 boats set sail from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and took part in the multi–day race that takes them through the center of Lake Superior, and finishes right here in Duluth. “The best part of sailing, especially distance racing, is…

New art exhibit at Zeitgeist honors artist’s late sister

Gabriel Christopher Dee's exhibit runs through Labor Day

DULUTH, Minn. – A new art exhibit is on display at the Zeitgeist Arts Building in Downtown Duluth. Gabriel Christopher Dee’s exhibit is called Muse: Images of Women. The artwork heavily feature’s the artist’s sister, who recently lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. He says that working with his sister was a good way to remain connected to her. “While…

Billings Park Days celebrates community

The events feature fireworks, car shows and much more

SUPERIOR, Wisc. -Billings Park Days is underway in Superior. The weekend celebration features fireworks as well as a showing of the movie The Sandlot on Friday. Saturday will have a car show, dog show, and some rummage sales, all to celebrate neighbors meeting neighbors. “It’s a great community event,” organizer Keith Kern said. “It’s great to get the community together….

First ever Bowfest kicks off at Mont Du Lac

Hundreds of archers are hitting the targets for the weekend of fun

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Archers, ready your bows. It’s the first ever Bowfest out at Mont Du Lac this weekend. Hundreds of archers are making their way to the Mont Du Lac Resort for a weekend of target shooting, live music and fun. Organizers say it’s a good way to celebrate the sport. “This right here is a good physical activity,”…

Lighthouse Days shows off historical importance of the unique structures

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center has many activities to celebrate lighthouses.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, The Lake Superior Maritime Museum celebrates lighthouses. Several days of activities are planned for the weekend, designed to teach visitors the role lighthouses played in keeping mariners safe on the water. “As technology has progressed, more and more lighthouses are being decommissioned and we don’t want to loose that important history,” museum director Denise Wolvin…

Billings Park Days kicks off this weekend

Car shows, movie night, fireworks and more.

SUPERIOR, Minn. – Billings Park is getting ready for a fun celebration this weekend. Billings Park Days in Superior is this on Friday and Saturday. The celebration features fireworks on Friday, as well as a showing of the movie “The Sandlot” on the baseball diamond. Saturday features a car show, dog show, and more than 30 rummage sales. “It’s a…