Canal Park

Lake Superior Maritime Museum Gift Shop Drops Anchor Outside

Since July the gift shop has been right outside the museum on the sidewalk, as there are no plans to reopen the museum yet.

DULUTH, Minn.- As the Lake Superior Maritime Museum remains closed in Canal Park due to the pandemic, the gift shop is still finding a way to get little pieces of Duluth memories out to customers. Since July the gift shop has been right outside the museum on the sidewalk. The manager says while transitioning to an outdoor tent setting has…

Lake Avenue Bridge Reopens to Traffic After Three Months of Reconstruction

The new left turn lane to West Superior Street from the bridge will stay closed until the Superior Street Project is complete in November. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The road between Downtown Duluth and Canal Park is open for the first time since April as crews finished the Lake Avenue bridge and part of the intersection on Friday. Crews spent the past few months repairing water and sewer lines underground and replacing the old bricks with brand new concrete. Turn lanes have also been reconfigured. While…

Protesters Rally Outside of Duluth Pack During Ivanka Trump Visit

Some protesters believe hosting Ivanka Trump will have a negative effect on Duluth Pack's reputation.

DULUTH, Minn. – Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Duluth Pack to protest the visit of the president’s daughter. Many of them are calling for change expressing frustration over the administration’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak. One protester was even dressed as a doctor from the medieval times of the black plague. “So my question is, who speaks for the…

Lake Superior Art Glass Hosts Marble Scavenger Hunt

This is the first time Lake Superior Art Glass has put on the scavenger hunt.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s National Marble Day and in celebration, Lake Superior Art Glass hid 10 marbles around Canal Park for people to find. Making the marbles is a specialty of the owner, so their team took the opportunity to participate in the national day. Anyone who finds the marble can keep them. Management hopes this event boosts their business….

Visit Duluth Furloughs Six Employees, As Summer Tourism Remains Uncertain

Six out of the 11 employees were temporarily furloughed.

DULUTH, Minn.- Six employees have been temporarily furloughed at Visit Duluth, the tourism bureau tasked with marketing the city to outsiders. “We are at a point now where it was the harsh reality of what we’re facing in our industry,” said President Anna Tanski. “We have the resources and took these steps to stretch our operation at least through the…

Amazing Grace to Become Canal Park’s First Grocery Store and Cafe

The longstanding bakery and cafe is doing a total overhaul, changing what it offers to the area.

DULUTH, Minn.- The bakery and cafe that has sat in the basement of the DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace for 25 years is not only getting a makeover, but a do-over — from a bakery to a grocery store. “Changing with the times you have to just, you can’t dig in your heels cause then those are the places that don’t survive,” said…

Northlanders Enjoy Warm First Day of Meteorological Spring Outside

Temps reach low 40s as people enjoy the lakeside in Canal Park.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sunday was the first day of Meteorological Spring, the three month period of March, April and May which meteorologists use to calculate seasonal statistics. It sure felt like Spring here in the Northland, as temperatures got as high as 42 degrees in Duluth. So people got outside in Canal Park enjoying the melting lake and sunshine, as we…

MORE COWBELL, More Calories Burned, More Donations!

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: 11th Annual More Cowbell Fundraiser For Northern Lights Foundation

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21 competes for the third time in the Annual More Cowbell Event, put on by the Northern Lights Foundation. All proceeds go to helping local kids with serious illnesses. This took place Thursday January 16th, 2020 at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park. The competitive and fun fundraiser featured 10 teams…

Heatwave Brings People Out to Canal Park

Unseasonable warmth attracts families to Lakewalk in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- Temperatures in the Twin Ports reached unseasonably warm highs Sunday, with Duluth heating up to 39 degrees. And people wasted no time getting outside. In Canal Park, the lakewalk by the Lighthouse was crawling with people enjoying the views, taking pictures, or climbing the icy rocks. Many families were out, using this unique warmth as a chance to…

Travelers Hunkering Down, Cancelling Thanksgiving Plans Due to Storms

Comfort Suites in Canal Park has already received at least 15 cancellations.

DULUTH,Minn.- The effects of the incoming storms are creating cancellations for business in Duluth. Comfort Suites in Canal Park received at least 15 cancellations Monday night for Thanksgiving weekend. But one family isn’t letting the storm stop their holiday plans to get up to the Gunflint Trail–as they’ve been doing for almost 30 years. “We’re gonna ride out the storm…

Ahead of Winter Storms Park Point Gears Up for More Flooding

High wind gusts could push Lake Superior's already high lake levels on to shore.

DULUTH, Minn.- While snow is a big concern for most with the oncoming storms, lakeshore flooding is a whole other story, especially for homeowners on Park Point. Last month’s wicked October storm slammed Canal Park and Park Point homes with Lake Superior’s waves. “I heard stories all up and down on Park Point about that kind of thing,” said Bob…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Endion Station Goes from Pub to Inn

New hotel set to open later this week.

DULUTH, Minn.- Later this week Canal Park will welcome a new boutique hotel, or “brew-tique” as the owner calls it, making use of the previously empty Endion Station building. “People are hungry for a boutique hotel, and a boutique experience,” Rod Raymond said. Last February Raymond, owner of Fitger’s Brewhouse, Burrito Union, and the Rathskeller, branched out of his wheelhouse…

Endion Station Inn Hotel to Open Soon in Canal Park

Old Pub to open up as hotel within the next week.

DULUTH, Minn.- In less than a week Canal Park will welcome its first boutique-style hotel, or “brew-tique” as the owner is calling it, inside the old Endion Station building. The Endion Station Inn features five rooms, priced similarly to the other hotels in the area. Owner Rod Raymond also owns Fitger’s Brewhouse, Burrito Union, and the Rathskeller. He said opening…

William A. Irvin Arrives, Slowly Pulls into Minnesota Slip

610-foot laker pulls in with only 7 inches of room on each side.

DULUTH, Minn.- After much anticipation and setback, the William A. Irvin–Duluth’s historic museum ship–headed back home to Canal Park Wednesday night. This after it underwent repairs while the seawalls in the Minnesota Slip were also getting worked on. The “Queen of the Lakes” left Fraser Shipyards around 5:30. Just like last year the move was dicey with only seven inches…

Last “Summer Day” in the Northland

Sunny and 70 degrees brought everyone out to Canal Park's boardwalk Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn.- With nasty weather on the way, and today being so nice, people were out enjoying the weather. Those of all ages enjoyed the boardwalk on Canal Park one final time in the 2019 calendar year. Folks were getting ice cream, feeding the birds, or just enjoying themselves on the beautiful day. People filled the park, and one visitor…

Search Is On For Missing UMD Student

Jacob Lavoie went missing Saturday night after a night out with friends

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Police are searching for missing 21 year-old UMD student Jacob Lavoie who vanished after a night out with friends at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park. Duluth Police describe Lavoie as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing around 150 pounds. He has strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing jeans, a…

DTA Adds Pilot Bus Route

Duluth , MN – A new DTA bus route was added Monday morning to one of Duluth’s busiest tourist areas. Route 24 will take passengers through the downtown waterfront area. Previously, the only public transportation system there was the free trolley. Since that was only seasonal, a pilot route has been introduced by the DTA, allowing commuters accessibility to different…

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…