Shorty’s Abruptly Shuts Down, Cites ‘Huge Shortage of Labor’

Due to a shortage of staff, owners say they couldn't deliver the experience they say they used to -- a problem that is affecting businesses throughout Superior and beyond.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The popular Shorty’s Pizza and Smoked Meats in Superior meats has abruptly shut down, just months after being featured again on the Food Network’s “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.” The once bustling kitchen and busy dining area — now a dark, closed down building on Tower Avenue. “It was just out of nowhere,” said Catrina Wuolu, a 20-year Superior…

Spirit Mountain to Remain Closed Until Saturday

The slopes will be back open on December 26th at 9 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Spirit mountain will remain closed through the holidays after shutting down Wednesday night due to the blizzard-like conditions. According to their website, because of the strong winds safely maintaining the lifts and the hill will be difficult. The slopes will be back open on December 26th at 9 a.m. Categories: Community, Minnesota, News Tags: Closure, duluth, Spirit…

Superior Liquor, Grocery Stores Busy as Other Businesses Remain Closed

Belknap Liquor and Lounge and Super One seeing a steady influx of customers.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Wisconsin has just gone through their first weekend with bars, restaurants and other public gathering places closed indefinitely by Governor Tony Evers. This pushes more customers to businesses considered essential, such as grocery and liquor stores. “We can’t complain here, yeah,” said Belknap Liquor and Lounge owner Alan Jaques. “There’s a lot of other people that have it…

Superior Family Restaurant Offers Free Meals to Anyone in Need

Restaurant still offers normal takeout 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Only one day after Wisconsin Bars and Restaurants were abruptly ordered to close, one restaurant in Superior is offering all they can to those in need. Superior Family Restaurant off Tower Avenue is offering free meals to anyone facing hardship who are figuring out where their next meal is coming from. The offer is not limited to children…

Gov. Evers Shocks Bar, Restaurant Owners with Sudden Statewide Closure

Owners given just three hours notice, after being told they could close Wednesday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Wisconsin business owners had just three hours to get ready for a 5 p.m. hard shutdown of bars and restaurants ordered from the very top in Madison. “We all thought it was kind of a short notice, we all probably should’ve got a 24 hours notice,” said Superior Flame Nightclub owner Alvin Berg. “We’re gonna comply and we…

Wildwoods in Duluth Temporarily Closed Due to DNR Permitting Issue

At Least One Staff Member at Wildwoods Will Need to Receive Proper Certification from the DNR Before Reopening Rehab and Triage Services

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland’s only wildlife rehabilitation center is currently closed for rehab and triage services, meaning countless animals can no longer receive care at the facility located along West Arrowhead Road in Duluth. “It’s always been a dream of mine to do more with the environment and to work more with wildlife because I do believe that we…

New Kwik Trip Causing Proctor Small Businesses to Close

Proctor Milk House and Stokke's Meat Market Closing Doors.

DULUTH, Minn.- One Proctor business has closed, and another announced its closure, as the new Duluth Kwik Trip near Proctor undergoes construction. Back in 2017 over 100 Duluth and Proctor residents and business owners packed an open house, opposing the Kwik Trip on Boundary Avenue, for fear of it forcing smaller businesses out. Ultimately Kwik Trip got the land, and…

Duluth’s Downtown Branch of YMCA to Close for Renovations

The Downtown Branch will be Closed May 20 - 27

DULUTH, Minn. – The downtown branch of the Duluth Area Family YMCA is set to temporarily close for one week, May 20 – 27. While workers will be upgrading the facility during the weeklong closure, the Y will continue to offer its members the ability to exercise at the Superior YMCA through a reciprocal membership agreement, as well as engage in…

Brighton Beach Temporarily Closed

At this time it's not known when Brighton Beach will officially reopen.

DULUTH, Minn. – This morning the City of Duluth announced Brighton Beach will temporarily close because of the storm. Yet, that didn’t keep people away from the area. Many tourists are braving the cold and harsh winds. Some told us they want to soak it all in and share what they see with their family back home. “It’s a Great…

Kitten Caboodle at Animal Allies Humane Society

With the Recent Closure of one Local Shelter, Animal Allies Humane Society is Feeling the Impact

DULUTH, Minn. – Cats keep coming in to Animal Allies Humane Society at record numbers lately, according to shelter staff. As of Monday, more than 90 cats were in house at the Humane Society. Right now is known as “kitten season” in the Northland, but the recent closure of Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet isn’t helping matters this year….