Canal Park

Ride a Water Car at Pier B Resort

Amphibious automobile astonishes guests at Pier B.

DULUTH, Minn.- While the Tall Ships dazzle crowds in Canal Park, another watercraft is attracting some eyes at Pier B Resort. The resort now offers promotional rides in a water car. It looks like a jeep, goes about 80 mph on land, and 45 mph in the water. Giving guests another look at all that’s going the lake. “Y’know what…

All Hands on Deck for Festival of Sail

Festival draws crowds of thousands from every state and Canadian province.

DULUTH, Minn.- The seven tall ships for this year’s Festival of Sail bring thousands of spectators to Canal Park each day of its three day run. “Each time you see a ship like this or any of these ships here today it’s like you’re seeing a ship for the first time they’re just so beautiful,” said a certain famous Captain….

William A. Irvin To Begin Restoration Process

Starting Thursday, work will begin on the Irvin ten months after leaving Minnesota Slip

DULUTH, Minn.- Starting Thursday, more than ten months after the William A. Irvin was move from it’s home in the Minnesota Slip during reconstruction there, work to restore the Irvin will begin. Back in September, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center officials said the Irvin would be moving back to the Minnesota Slip this spring in time for tourism season. But, when…

28 Years After Wedding Aboard “Tregurtha” Woman Sees Ship Again

Woman who married the Captain aboard his ship watches it sail under the Aerial Lift Bridge

DULUTH, Minn.- Many people can name the venue where they had their wedding, but not many can say they see it go by in Lake Superior. The most memorable part of Joan Coughlin’s wedding wasn’t that her best friend was her bridesmaid, or that her soon-to-be husband sailed the Great Lakes for 55 years. The biggest part of Coughlin’s wedding…

Five Nights of Bayfront Boosts Business in Canal Park

Restaurants and Hotels experiencing an increase in sales as concert-goers flock after shows.

DULUTH, Minn.- All the events at Bayfront the last few days have been lucrative for Canal Park businesses. The staff at 310 pub tells us even though they’ve been working through the concerts, they enjoy hearing stories about the shows from customers who come in afterward for a drink. “Business is booming we definitely had quite a lot of business…

Duluth Spends Hottest Day of the Year Outside

Many in the city are out doing various summer activities to keep cool and enjoy the sun.

DULUTH, Minn.- No, you weren’t seeing things. It really hit the 80s here in the Northland. “Today has really kind of been the first perfect summer day,” said Sandy Kolasinski, General Manager of Little Angie’s Cantina and Grill. “We just really see an influx of people coming down here so it’s great.” The patio at Little Angie’s was buzzing with…

The Weekend That Was of Grandma’s Marathon

A very successful Granada's weekend due to many things

DULUTH, Minn.- The 43rd Annual Grandma’s Marathon has come and gone, and while the clean-up is still on-going, it’s time to take a final look back at just how everything went this year. Northlanders spend so long getting prepared and ready for the thousands of people that come to town for Grandma’s Marathon. And then it goes by just like…

DECC Prepares for Grandma’s Marathon, Officials Monitoring Weather

Getting things ready for Health and Fitness Expo, Spaghetti Dinner.

DULUTH, Minn.- Before runners take off on either the William A. Irvin 5K, Half, or Grandma’s Full Marathon, they get to eat and shop around some products at the DECC. The two halls of the DECC were empty Wednesday, but these crews are preparing for the Essentia Health and Fitness Expo Thursday and Friday. “It’s really the gateway for people…

Hanging Flower Baskets Go Up in Canal Park

Greater Downtown Council puts up baskets to beautify Canal Park before Summer and Grandmas's

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s beginning to look like summer in Canal Park, as the hanging flower baskets have started going up, just in time for Grandma’s Marathon. More than 100 baskets were delivered and hung up Tuesday morning. Greater Downtown Council leaders said it’s important to liven up the scenery in Canal Park. “This is just important aesthetics for the Downtown…

Grandma’s Marathon Race Week Begins

Preparations begin for the 5k, 1/2 and Full Marathons.

DULUTH, Minn.- Pieces of Grandma’s Marathon are coming together in Duluth, as the Big Top Tent has just gone up in Canal Park. It seems the Marathon will reshape the city, to give runners a solid course, and give spectators a comfortable experience to cheer them on. Finishing touches still have to be added, like painting the finish line, which…

Seawall Rehabilitation Nears Completion

Work should be done before Grandma's Marathon.

DULUTH, Minn.- The seawall rehabilitation project in Canal Park is in the home stretch and should be complete before Grandma’s Marathon. The project has been done in phases and starting this Monday, the last phase will begin. Crews will be putting in a storm water outfall, curbs, concrete patios, sidewalks, turf, and a bike path. The Minnesota slip bridge will…

Barking Biking and Walking through Canal Park

Zeitgeist holds Bike Bark Walk through Canal Park.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Wednesday Duluth families and their four-legged friends enjoyed the nice weather by taking a long walk along the lake. The Bark Bike Walk took the group to 12th street beach from Endion Station. It’s part of Zeitgeist Community’s Duluth Superior Bus Bike Walk Month, to celebrate people-powered modes of transportation. “Sometimes it’s hard to forget that some…

Pet Parade Hosted by Zeitgesit Scheduled for Wednesday in Canal Park

Pets and their Owners are Asked to Meet at Endion Station by 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all Northland pets, and owners, too! You’re invited to a pet parade known as Bark, Bike, Walk, on Wednesday, May 29 in Canal Park. Zeitgeist is behind the 2nd annual event. It’s part of the organizations month long Bus, Bike, Walk campaign. The walk is set to begin at 6:00 p.m., with pets and their owners walking…

Lake Superior Art Glass Now Offering Kid’s Classes

Classes will be Offered Seven Days a Week Beginning Thursday, May 23

DULUTH, Minn. – A new kid’s class is coming to Lake Superior Art Glass in Duluth’s Canal Park. Owner Dan Neff says classes will begin on Thursday, May 23, and will be offered seven days a week. The Kid’s Class is offered to children ages 4 – 11 where the kids will help design and create their own pendant. As…

Three Art Pop-Ups Revealed in Canal Park

Local artists are showing off their talents on utility cabinets

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s part of the pilot project in the Image Duluth 2035 comprehensive plan and these new additions were unveiled today down in Canal Park. Today, the City of Duluth unveiled three art pop-ups in Canal Park highlighting local artists on utility cabinets. Adding art to Canal Park was one of the most common suggestions made at the Imagine…

Northlanders Melting for Smelt in Duluth’s Canal Park

8th Annual Run, Smelt, Run Parade and Party held.

DULUTH, Minn.- Mothers weren’t the only ones celebrated on Sunday. Canal Park was a sea of silver and blue, gathered to celebrate one thing. Smelt. The 8th Annual “Run Smelt, Run” Parade and Party brought out fans of the little fish caught in nets and served whole. People gathered to celebrate the end of winter, ring in the summer, and…

Duluth Coffee Company Breaking ‘Grounds’ in Canal Park

Coffee Company inserting location inside the Ripple Bar, adjacent to Hoops Brewing

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Coffee Company will soon have a presence in Canal Park. They are expanding to have a location inside the Ripple Bar adjacent to Hoops Brewing, planning to open June 1st. Duluth Coffee will operate there from 6 a.m. until the Ripple Bar opens in the late afternoon. Owner Eric Faust said he’s excited to bring the world…

Duluth Rally Remembers Missing, Murdered, and Trafficked Indigenous Women

Dozens gather in Canal Park to bring awareness to the issue.

DULUTH, Minn.- On this Mayday, members of the indigenous community in Duluth gathered in Canal Park to raise awareness about indigenous women who have gone missing, been murdered, or have been victims of human trafficking. Ralliers said they were obligated to come out and stand in the cold, rain, and wind. Because while it wasn’t easy, what the women in…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Canal Park Toystore Brings Back Traditional Toys

Toys For Keeps in Canal Park preparing for Easter rush.

DULUTH, Minn.- In an age where many kids are glued to screens, toys can be an important tool to use their imagination and build social skills. The owner of Toys for Keeps hopes her traditional toys can help everyone feel like kids again. “This is a family friendly store,” said Cindy McCabe. “We have the grandparents and the parents and the…

Lakewalk Escapes Damage after Recent Winter Storm

Project leaders report no extra damage costs after last week's storm.

DULUTH, Minn.- Winds reaching nearly 70 miles per hour battered parts of the Lake Superior shoreline last week. Meanwhile, crews have already spent months restoring Duluth’s lakewalk from previous storms. But according to officials, the lakewalk escaped any additional damage. The lakewalk’s project supervisor says they were gearing up to have more damage after this past week’s snowstorm, but the ice…

1 Arrested, Light Pole Toppled During Bulldogs Celebrations In Canal Park

Overall, Duluth police said the large crowd mostly remained in control

DULUTH, Minn.- Canal Park was alive Saturday night after the UMD Bulldogs’ historic National Championship back-to-back win. Soon, a large crowd flooded Lake Avenue near 310 Pub, causing Duluth police to block off the road to traffic. Some fans took their excitement a little too far. “The guy got up on the light post and started shaking it real hard,…

Fun Inside Adventure Zone

While some were stuck inside due to the snow storm, others found a way to have some fun on Friday

DULUTH, Minn.- If outdoor adventures and sunny greenhouses still weren’t curing your cabin fever, there was one place Northlanders could have some fun inside. An April snow storm didn’t stop these people from coming to Adventure Zone this afternoon. Whether it be celebrating a birthday, the last day of spring break, or just going to some place fun, dozens filled…

Vikre Distillery Remodeling in June

Owners plan to remodel cocktail room, add event spaces.

DULTUH, Minn.- A popular distillery in Canal Park will be getting a makeover this summer. In June Vikre Distillery will be moving their bar upstairs and adding event spaces throughout the building. They’ll also be changing the furniture in their cocktail room to make the vibe more comfortable. “Be able to just serve more people in a comfortable way,” said…

DSSO Beertoven Begins at Duluth Cider

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra kicked off their "Beertoven Tour" Thursday night

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- Tonight, violins and cello’s got mixed with craft brews for a unique experience and Duluth Cider. The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra performed in a different way tonight as a part of DSSO’s Beertoven Tour helping bring the Orchestra’s music to people outside the DECC’s Symphony Hall. Kevin Peterson, member of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra said “what this does…

Knowing Your Neighbors: T-Icy Roll Opens New Location in Duluth

Second T-Icy Roll opens doors in downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- There may still be snow on the ground, but that isn’t stopping one local business from opening up another ice cream shop. Something new, and different. With spring just around the corner, T-Icy Roll opened their second store this past week. Although it took a little longer than expected, they are happy to be open. Manager of T-Icy…

New T-Icy Roll Ice Cream Shop Comes to Downtown Duluth

The second T-Icy Roll Ice Cream shop has opened up

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s never too cold for ice cream. And now, Duluth’s second T-Icy Roll Ice Cream shop is open on Superior Street. The Thai Hibachi ice cream place is hoping the success they had at their West Duluth location can continue in Downtown. Manger Michelle Lin says “I think that downtown maybe in the summertime will be more busy…

Powerful Winds Don’t Stop People From Getting Out

50 mph winds rip through lake and Northland.

DULUTH, Minn.- Wind didn’t stop people from getting out in Canal Park. Even tourists braved the elements, fighting the gusts to get that perfect shot of the lake. “Madison’s not on a lake like this, so the wind is just nothing that, yeah nothing that we’ve ever seen,” said Weston Erickson, visiting Duluth with his girlfriend. “For me it’s kinda…

Before Winter Storm, Cold Front Festival Moves In

Three Day Event Comes to a Close

DULTUTH, Minn.- Only in the Northland would there be an event named, and celebrating a cold front. The Second Annual Cold Front Festival brought in folks young and old, enjoying the frosty festivities before winter wakes up again. “Honestly I think the nice weather, being outside, y’know, it’s a good time to get everyone together, and it’s great fun,” said Marcy…

Cold Front Festival Begins

Three day action packed event begins in Canal Park

DULUTH, MINN.- Friday night kicked off the first day of the Cold Front Festival happening in Canal Park. There are activities for all ages like a sledding hill for the kids along with entertainment for the adults. That is just a small sample size of all the cool things going on the next three days. And with the warmer air…

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…

Unseasonable Warmth Brings Duluth Outside

High Temps Mean Comfortable Outdoor Fun

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite how the song goes, it’s beginning to look anything but like a White Christmas. Unseasonably warm weather is gripping the Northland, with temperatures reaching nearly 50  degrees today. Quite a few spots around Duluth were bustling with folks living it up in the hot winter sun. If you took a look at the thermometer in your car,…

The End of a Musical Era at Club Saratoga

No More Jazz on Saturday Afternoons.

DULUTH, Minn.- To the dismay of many Duluthians, Saturday marked the end of an era. After more than 30 years, Club Saratoga in Canal Park will no longer have Jazz music on Saturday afternoons. You follow the classy sound of jazz inside the dimly lit club. The smooth voice of the singer strings you along. The cool keys of the…

Some Like it Rainy, Some Like it Snowy

Rain by Lake, Snow Inland

DULUTH, Minn.-The Twin Ports was pulled two different ways today. Shoppers at Miller Hill Mall were taken by surprise by the immense snowfall, while those by the lake were treated to an all too familiar sight: wind and rain. In Canal Park waves crashed ashore, reaching heights of 10–14 feet, drowning parts of the sidewalk underwater. Yet that didn’t stop…

Superheroes Unite for Duluth Police Foundation

Superhero 5K Run by 120 Participants

DULUTH, Minn.- 120 Supermen, Wonder Women, and other superheroes came out to race throughout Duluth, to benefit the heroes who fight everyday without capes or superpowers: our law enforcement. Duluth Avengers and Justice League members enjoyed a rewarding drink at their fortress of solitude, the Sports Garden, after defeating the villain known as the 5k Run. Just kidding, more of…

“Imagine Canal Park” During the Month of September

The City of Duluth Won a Knight Cities Challenge Grant of Over $200,000 to Help Bring the Project to Life

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Tuesday, August 28, city officials along with community partners are set to unveil new signage as park of the nearly two week Make Canal Park Pop initiative. The project is made possible thanks to a Knight Cities Challenge grant of more than $200,000 dollars, received in June of 2017. The grant will expire in December of…

City Workers Test the Ground For Lakewalk Restoration Process

This is part of the design process for repairs and restoration to the Lakewalk after heavy storm damage last October and April.

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth plans to eventually create a concrete retaining wall along the Lakewalk in the area around Fitger’s and the Portland Malt Shoppe after massive storm damage caused by waves. Before that happens crews have to test the ground to find out how deep the bedrock is below the surface. This week workers have closed…

How to Keep Your Gear in Good Shape

It's the first Grand Forestry Weekend at Duluth Pack.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland is known for its beautiful hiking and camping opportunities. This weekend one local shop is helping you keep your outdoor gear sharp for the trails. It’s Grand Forestry weekend at Duluth Pack this weekend. Demonstrations are being held on Saturday to show the proper way to take care of your ax. A professional will demonstrate the…

Screen Printing with Passion, Exploring Flagship Duluth

Flagship Duluth Opened Three Weeks Ago and is Located at 345 South Lake Avenue in Duluth's Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to buying clothes, many customers don’t often think about how much work truly goes into designing and printing. Newly opened Flagship Duluth is looking to expand, and give you the chance to experience the screen printing process. Ian Scherber is the owner of Duluth Screen Printing and Flagship. He recently had the chance to purchase…

Honoring Maritime Day in the Twin Ports

National Maritime Day is Honored in the United States Annually on May 22

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 85 years ago on Tuesday, May 22, United States Congress declared May 22 National Maritime Day. National Maritime Day is a tradition for many and a day recognizing America’s Merchant Marine for their legacy of service and sacrifice, safeguarding our nation and its trade corridors during times of war and peace. Residents and visitors in the…

Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen Also Helps Charity

Gillette's Children Hospital helps children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex conditions.

DULUTH, Minn. – You know spring has arrived when Dairy Queen is handing out free ice cream. The food chain does this every year to raise money for charity. Folks at the Dairy Queen in Canal Park know Free Cone Day is always a busy time. There’s no purchase necessary for the free treat but donations are being accepted this…

Cold Front February Kickoff Exceeds Expectations

Cold Front February was developed as part of the Imagine Canal Park project, which promotes the use of Canal Park year round.

DULUTH, Minn. –  Cold Front February in Canal Park lived up to its name. Sunday wrapped up the kick-off weekend of a month long winter celebration. Organizers say overall it was a successful weekend with a large turnout. There were people who came from out of town to enjoy some of the festivities like skating by the lake and snow…

Senator Tina Smith Visits the Northland

Senator Tina Smith made her first public appearance since being sworn in.

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday night Senator Tina Smith made her first big public appearance, meeting Northlanders in Duluth. Senator Smith spoke with Northlanders at Hoops Brewery, on what she hopes to tackle while in Washington. “I wanted to come to Duluth and the north country right away because I love this part of the state so much,” Sen. Tina Smith said. …

Businesses Booming During MEA Weekend

Families flock to the Northland during MEA weekend.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s officially MEA weekend, the Northland is full of many families enjoying a getaway from school. Families are taking in a lot of popular Duluth attractions. One busy spot is the Duluth Children’s Museum. This weekend it’s packed full of smiling faces, getting some family bonding time. “We provide an experience where you’re not just running around and…

Local Leaders Seek Community Input on Future of Canal Park

Imagine Canal Park 2035

DULUTH, Minn. – Imagine Canal Park is a new initiative with the goal to make that area a spot for residents and not just tourists. In June, Duluth received a grant from the Knight Foundation to look at ways to further engage and create a common public space for residents to increase social interaction and connect with their city. The…

Antique Shop is Home to Generations of History

Northland Uncovered: Antique Boutique

DULUTH, Minn. – Shops with similar products around the country hold treasures and stories of generations. That is certainly the case at Antique Boutique in Duluth. “It’s kind of fun to find something different and unique,” said Co-owner Patricia Fish. With pieces from almost any era, Fish says the products give variety not found in department stores. Fish also says…

Duluth Receives Knight Foundation Grant for “Mega-Parklets”

"Making Canal Park Pop" is a Winner for Knight Cities Challenge

DULUTH, Minn. – There is big news for the City of Duluth, as $200,000 is coming its way in an effort to bring the community together. Some Duluth city leaders submitted the idea of “Making Canal Park Pop” to the Knight Cities Challenge. Canal Park is known for its great view of the lake, shops and also the many cars driving…

Storm Claims Four Lives: 50 Years Later

Special Report: Deadly Storm

DULUTH, Minn. – 50 years ago wicked weather caused a tragedy that is still breaking hearts today. “I didn’t know what was happening up here and the tragedy that was unfolding,” said Capt. Tom Mackay, a friend of storm victim Edgar Culbertson. As Sunday, April 30, 1967, came to a close it took four lives with it. Three young men, 16-year-old…

Northlanders Walk to End Multiple Sclerosis

The Annual Walk to End MS is Happening Saturday, May 6, Starting in Duluth's Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn. – This year those in the Northland living with and affected by multiple sclerosis are looking for your help in raising over $36,000 dollars. Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. The annual MS Walk will be happening Saturday, May 6, starting at the Canal Park Hampton…

Maritime Museum Prepares for Spring

Northland Uncovered: Spring Cleaning at Lake Superior Maritime Museum

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring is just days away and a local museum is preparing for tourism season. The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association is looking for volunteers for the Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor. This annual Spring Cleaning Day is Wednesday, March 15 at the Visitor Center at 600 South Lake Avenue in Canal Park in Duluth,…

Duluth Pack Unveils New City Portfolio Product

The Handcrafted Bag Comes to Duluth Pack's Line of Products after Receiving Community Feedback

DULUTH, Minn. – After months of gathering community feedback, staff members at Duluth pack are excited to release their newest product for consumers to enjoy. The City Portfolio bag was developed with a lightweight, affordable style in mine. Portfolio bags already produced by Duluth Pack can run anywhere from $200 to $300 dollars. The new product costs $145 dollars. The…