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DECC’s Newest Executive Director Shares Vision For the Future

Fuse Duluth within the Chamber went on a tour to see the sustainable practices at the DECC.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center’s (DECC) newest executive director is only four months into her role, but is already looking toward the future. Chelly Townsend says she wants to see the DECC grow as a sustainable building for everyone in the Northland. The goal is do that by continuing to follow sustainable practices. “The basic recycling, reducing and…

Emergency Responder Training in the Cold

Duluth Hosts the State's Largest EMS Expo

DULUTH, Minn.-  EMS workers in Minnesota face many tough situations and harsh weather conditions on the job. To provide the best care workers are taking part in the state’s largest EMS Expo in Duluth.  Around 1,000 EMS workers from Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota come take part in Arrowhead’s EMS Expo. The training courses offered help workers learn more about advancing…

Sea Wall Repairs Moving Forward

If a Sea Wall Isn't Fixed They will Corrode Over Time

DULUTH, Minn. –  Constant waves coming in across the harbor and rolling underneath the bottom of the seawall have led to its corrosion. Now the city is trying to repair the damages. The repairs on the sea wall is made up of two sections the Minnesota Slip and another area near the DECC (Duluth Entertainment Convention Center). The Minnesota slip is where…

Hundreds March in MLK Tribute

The march shows there is no room for hate in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- People around the nation are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The Duluth NAACP Chapter is continuing the Birth of a New Nation, the theme for a series of events honoring MLK in the Twin Ports.  Its become a Northland tradition for people of all ages and races to march through down town Duluth in unity on MLK day. “We’re…

Surprise Engagement during Duluth Wedding Show

The two runway models are now a bride and groom to be.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 30th annual Duluth Wedding Show helps brides decide which gown they want to wear when they walking down the aisle. The runway highlights nearly 100 different dresses. The DECC is packed full of future brides and grooms, snapping photos, and cheering on their favorites. The event helps the happy couples decide on everything from the groom men’s…

Preparations Underway for Annual Wedding Show

The wedding show is a one stop shop for couples looking to tie the knot.

DULUTH, Minn.-  Happy couples getting ready to tie the knot can check some things off the to do list with the help of one local event going on Saturday. The 30th annual Duluth Wedding Show is happening at the DECC on Saturday. On Friday vendors loaded up gowns décor and much more setting up for the event. Officials say it’s…

Duluth Wedding Show Celebrates 30 Years with Biggest Show Yet

Nearly 150 Exhibitors Expected for Annual Event

DULUTH, Minn. – Planning a wedding can be stressful and difficult, but luckily there’s a resource in town to help local brides and grooms prepare for their special day. The 30th Annual Duluth Wedding Show is Saturday, January 13th at the DECC. Nearly 150 exhibitors will fill six rooms of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. These will feature the latest…

Banff Film Festive Shown in Duluth

The festival highlights adventures from around the world.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Banff Mountain Film Festival kicked-off night at the DECC in Duluth, but it’s not too late to catch the films. The film festival highlights short films of expeditions and outdoor adventures from around the globe.  The Banff Mountain Film Festival travels around the world. Thanks to the Duluth Cross Country Club the films are shown in the…

The Nutcracker Ends Its Season Run In Duluth

In March 2018 the Minnesota Ballet will perform Swan Lake

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Ballet performed The Nutcracker for the final time in Duluth this season at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). The Nutcracker is quite popular. More than 1,600 people showed up for Saturday’s performance. Kristen O’Bey saw The Nutcracker years ago but decided to bring her six-year-old daughter along. Her daughter just started taking ballet and…

The DECC Welcomes All For the 2017 Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show

This year's show featured the U.S. Army Experience, animal exhibit and prizes and certificates

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) is the place to be for the Fifth Annual Arrowhead Ice Winter and Fishing Show. “It’s a great show, comes once a year,” said Show Manager Chris Navrati. “It’s a national circuit show all the manufacturers are here and it’s family friendly and we hope everyone can come out.” It’s a…

Northland Commemorates Pearl Harbor On the 76th Anniversary

Many from the older generation say they want to pass down the history of Pearl Harbor onto the younger generation

  DULUTH, Minn. – Dec. 7, 1941, is a date that many will never forget. It’s the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Every year the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) has a ceremony to remember the lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor and this year was no different. Laying the wreath in the harbor has a heartfelt…

Northlanders Celebrate at Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet

Northlanders flock the Twin Ports Buffet.

DULUTH, Minn.-  On average 46 million turkeys are gobbled up on Thanksgiving according to the National Turkey Federation.The Thanksgiving buffet at the DECC served up plenty in the Northland. The 28th annual Twin Ports Buffet fed nearly 5,ooo people of all ages. Families gather around the table, others are filled with Northlanders getting to know their neighbors. One couple attends…

DECC Feeding Thousands For Annual Thanksgiving Buffet

The College of St. Scholastica Hosts the Buffet and About 2,000 Paper Bag Turkey Sandwiches Will Also Be Distributed.

Duluth, Minn. – Thanksgiving Day is only one day away but volunteers started to prep last week to feed nearly 5,000 people in need at the 28th Annual Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet. “It’s a time where everyone come together and the end result is the same to have a fantastic day,” said Event Organizer Monica Hendrickson. “Everyone deserves a hot…

Northlanders Spread Thanksgiving Cheer

Northlanders come together during the Thanksgiving season, ensuring everyone has a hot meal.

DULUTH, Minn.- Nearly 5,000 meals are given out on Thanksgiving at the 28th annual Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet. Preparations to feed Northlanders at the Thanksgiving feast, begin back in August. Friday volunteers brought in 2,200 pounds of turkey and nearly 1,900 pounds of mashed potatoes. The group of volunteers lending a hand, come from many different backgrounds. “We really all…

Festival of Trees a Northland Holiday Staple

The Festival of Trees is the Northland's largest craft show.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland’s largest craft festival is also the largest fundraiser for one local non-profit organization. The Duluth Festival of Trees hosted over 170 vendors. The festival is a staple during the holiday season for many Northlanders. “There’s so much tradition here at the festival of trees,” Junior League President Megan Avery said. “A lot of excitement, a lot…

Nearly 200 Craft Vendors to fill DECC this Weekend

Junior League of Duluth Holds Festival of Trees

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the Junior League of Duluth is hoping Northlanders get in the holiday spirit because they’re hosting the region’s largest arts and crafts show. The Festival of Trees is being held on Saturday, November 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the DECC. At Festival…

National Tourism Rally in Duluth

Tourism is a Leading Contributor that Helped Shape Duluth's Economy.

It’s National Tourism Week and of course the tourism industry stands out in Duluth. Some say, it’s thanks in part to one man, whose efforts were celebrated at the Visit Duluth Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday. Tourism in Duluth all started with Grandmas Marathon and ever since, events like Blues Fest, the air show and much more has helped…

Duluth Lions Club Hosts 60th Annual Pancake Day

Money Raised from Thursday's Event will go Toward Sight, Hearing, Youth and Diabetes Programs

DULUTH, Minn. – For 60 years, Northlanders have been coming together and flipping flapjacks all for a great cause. The annual Duluth Lions Club Pancake Day happened all day at the DECC Thursday. Organizers spent the Wednesday preparing over 2,600 pounds of pancake batter along with 700 gallons of coffee and 41 cases of syrup. Hundreds of volunteers came together…

Mountain Faith Band Performs on FOX 21

Musical Group to Headline Duluth Boat, Sport, Travel & RV Show

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show starts up tonight. The headlining musical group, Mountain Faith, is in town. Mountain Faith is based in Western North Carolina and work together at a local tire shop. They are described as fresh, pure and upbeat with Modern Americana-Roots. The group appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2015 ….