ALS-Stricken Sen. Tomassoni, Minnesota Lawmakers Sign Law Granting $25 million to ALS Research, Caregivers

The legislation invests $20 million into grants to find new methods of prevention, treatment, and cures for ALS.

  ST. PAUL, Minn.- The State of Minnesota has officially dedicated millions of dollars to ALS research — and front and center, showing firsthand the tough battle with the disease, was Minnesota Senator David Tomassoni. “This bill means hope,” Sen. Tomassoni (I-6th Dist.) said at the bill signing ceremony Wednesday. Tomassoni joined Governor Tim Walz and other state lawmakers in…

Hundreds of Snowmobilers Raise Money for ALS

PROCTOR, Minn. – The 21st Annual Blackwoods Blizzard Tour kicked off Thursday morning in Proctor. Over 200 snowmobilers will spend the next few days raising money for ALS. Thursday night, the group will be traveling to Fortune Bay, then back down to Two Harbors on Friday and finally to Proctor on Saturday. “It’s the largest fundraiser for ALS in the…

Fishing for a Cure for ALS

24th Annual Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament brings 300 anglers to Island Lake.

DULUTH, Minn.- Dozens of boats dot the water of Island Lake. They come in from a long day of fishing, and move out of the dock to make room for the boat to weigh what they caught. “Today we have 300 anglers out here fishing for bass, fishing for walleye, they’re out here trying to get the big one, get…

Skyline Spikes Out ALS

Bowling Alley Plays Spikeball For the First Time for ALS

DULUTH, Minn.- A new sport is beginning to sweep the Northland, and it’s helping raise money for a good cause. Skyline lanes had its inaugural “Spike Out ALS” Spikeball tournament on Sunday. Spikeball is a lot like volleyball, just with a smaller ball, four players, and a circular net on the ground. It’s been gaining popularity in recent years with college…

2018 Black Woods Blizzard Tour Looks to Surpass One Million Dollars

The Black Woods Blizzard Tour Supports the ALS Association Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Chapter

PROCTOR, Minn. – Over 200 snowmobile riders and dozens of volunteers are warmed up Thursday evening at Fortune Bay Resort in Tower, Minnesota. The 19th Annual Black Woods Blizzard Tour started early Thursday morning as riders bundled up and revved up their engines, all for a good cause. “My blood is going, I love it! It doesn’t get any better…

Snowmobilers Help Fight ALS

The 19th Blackwoods Blizzard Tour has raised $8.8 million over the years.

PROCTOR, Minn.-  Every year in the United States alone 6,000 people are diagnosed with ALS. For the 19th year, snowmobilers are helping to raise funds for ALS research. The Blackwoods Blizzard Tour, also known as the Million Dollar Ride, brings together experienced snowmobilers to donate and raise money for ALS. Riders will travel 150 miles each day during the 3-day–journey. One…

Faith Community Steps Up For Family Dealing With ALS

Co-workers host fundraiser to help pay ALS medical expenses.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Sunday staff at the Catholic Diocese of Superior, went the extra mile to help support the Strugala family. Adam Strugala is one of their co-workers and his wife, Halina was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Currently ALS has no cure, but can be slowed down. Medical expenses for the Strugala family, quickly rack up….

18th Annual ALS Blizzard Tour Kicks Off From Proctor

Hundreds of Riders will Travel Many Miles, Raising Awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

PROCTOR, Minn. – Two-hundred and twenty-five snowmobile riders took to the trails Thursday morning in Proctor. The below zero cold didn’t stop hardy folks from fighting for a special cause. “I started with it because one of my friends died of it, that’s why a lot of us here in Duluth got involved. Of course we’ve got our celebrities, Kent…