Rally for President Trump Begins in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-Thousands of people have filled Amsoil Arena in Duluth to hear President Trump during a rally tonight. He’s speaking on multiple issues including immigration, the steel tariffs on foreign steel, along with his support for Republican congressional candidate Pete Stauber. Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: DULUTH NEWS

Most of UMD Coaches’ Lawsuit Thrown Out

Coach Shannon Miller Will Have Trial in Duluth March 6

DULUTH, Minn.-A lawsuit brought against UMD by three different female coaches has had most of it dismissed by a federal judge. Coaches Shannon Miller (hockey), Jen Banford (softball), and Annette Wiles (women’s basketball), claimed they were discriminated against back in 2014, due to their sexual orientation and their gender. Miller said her contract wasn’t renewed due to her being a…

Duluth Celebrates the Season with New Winter-Themed Event

Cold Front February Kicks Off with Frigid Fun

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is celebrating the season with a brand new winter-themed event. Cold Front February will last throughout the month, but the first weekend, February 1-4, will be full of fun to kick-off the celebration. This will all focus on the Canal Park and Lake Place Park area of Duluth. Senior City Planner Steven Robertson…

Clothing Drive Being Held by Law Enforcement

Drop Off Warm Clothing Items at Public Safety Building

DULUTH, Minn.-The winter chill has already hit the Northland which means some of the less fortunate need our help. The St. Louis County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy is stepping in, as they are collecting hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves and placing them in packets that police can hand out when they are out on patrol. Leaders of the program say it’s a…

AmeriCorps Wants You to Share Your Experience in Duluth Program

AmeriCorps Hopes Stories Inspire Duluthians

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth chapter of AmeriCorps is taking pen to pad to write down experiences other members of the group have had over the years. It’s all part of a legacy project AmeriCorps members in Duluth are working on to get the word out about what they do. The hope is to also build interest in their dream of redeveloping…

Midday Update 11-6-17

Monday, November 6, 2017

An update on local news and weather. Categories: News Update Tags: DULUTH NEWS, Local News, midday update, minnesota news, minnesota weather, northland news, Northland Weather, weather

Essentia Health Hosts Fundraiser for Patients, Community

Fundraiser Will Be Held in Three Locations at Hospital

DULUTH, Minn.-Essentia Health’s holiday fundraiser has begun. Two of their gift shops, along with their community room, will be open tomorrow to sell baked goods and many different gift items like ornaments. All the funds for this sale, will go toward a great cause. “All the profits from this show and throughout the year go to our St. Mary’s Auxiliary…

Glensheen Suffers Storm Damage Near Shoreline

DULUTH, Minn. –The Glensheen Mansion was not spared by the brunt of today’s winter storm. The shoreline attraction in Duluth was hammered by high winds and big waves earlier this morning. Dan Hartman, the director of Glensheen, says the shoreline suffered damage from the rocky beach to the boathouse. Hartman says the boathouse lost half its door, allowing water from…

Unique Flute Player Visits Charter Schools

Students Learned About Native American History

DULUTH, Minn. – Students at the Edison Charter Schools got a special treat today as they got a unique look at Native American history. Flute player Darren Thompson visited seventh and eighth graders and played a variety of songs for them with a Native American twist. Educators at the schools said today’s performances will lead to future topics they educate…

Dump Off Fall Leaves at WLSSD

WLSSD Staff Say They Will Have New Drop-off Hours Next Week

DULUTH, Minn.-With winter just around the corner, leaves are falling off local trees at a rapid rate. Western Lake Superior Sanitary District is now here to help as they are taking in all sorts of fall trash. Whether its leaves, spoiled apples, or grass, WLSSD can turn it into fall compost. Staff at the organization said it’s better to take…

Lake Superior Brewing Has New Owners

One of the Old Owners Will Stay on as a Brewmaster

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth’s Lake Superior Brewing has new owners. Life partners Lisa Blade and Lars Kuehnow said they plan on keeping many things the same while adding a few new beers to their lineup. They also want to get the word out more about all the Lake Superior Brewery has to offer. “What we bring to this new situation is the desire…

Vehicle Crash Closes Part of London Road

One Person Injured

DULUTH, Minn.-A vehicle crash at 54th Avenue East and London Road closed off part of that road earlier today. It happened at about 6:40 a.m. when a vehicle traveling northbound on London Road stopped to make a left turn on 54th Avenue East. That vehicle was rear-ended and pushed into a moving truck traveling southbound on London Road. One person…

Lane Closure on I-35 Near Scanlon

Highway 45 Bridge Struck Monday Causes Lane Closure

DULUTH, Minn.-An emergency lane closure has occurred on Interstate 35 northbound over Highway 45 in Scanlon. The bridge over Highway 45 was struck Monday evening and crews are their assessing the damage. It’s not known how long the lane will be closed. Motorists are advised to use caution in that area. Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: DULUTH NEWS

Duluth Fire Department Needs $375,000 to Pay for Overtime

Cost Increase Linked to Injuries and Military Leave

DULUTH, Minn.-Tonight, the Duluth City Council will be looking at an amendment that would lead to the fire department getting an additional $375,000 to help pay for an increase in overtime. According to the amendment, the fire department has been affected by a variety of factors including staff shortages caused by injuries and military leave. Firefighters who also use the…

Help the Homeless Next Week

"Keep Everyone Warm" Drive to be Held Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn.-With the chilly air ready to hit the Northland, the local homeless need your help. The first ever “Keep Everyone Warm” drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Duluth Dodge. They will be collecting a variety of items there including tents, tarps, sleeping bags, canned foods, hygiene products, and of course cash donations. “This time…

CHUM Pie Sale Held Today

St. Scholastica Students Volunteer to Help Make Pies

DULUTH, Minn.-It’s that time of the year. As the leaves turn all sorts of beautiful colors, that means it’s the season for pumpkin pies. Today the CHUM Food Shelf held its annual pumpkin pie sale at Coppertop Church to raise funds for the less fortunate. St. Scholastica students even volunteered their time to prepare some of the delectable treats. To…

Local Relief Heading to Hurricane Victims in the Caribbean

International Falls Nurse Going to Caribbean to Help Hurricane Victims

DULUTH, Minn. – Last month multiple hurricanes blasted their way through much of the Caribbean including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Recovery efforts are just beginning down there and today, one International Falls resident decided to lend a hand. John Decker is a registered nurse and isn’t sure which location he’s going to yet, as he heads out today….

New Menu Items Coming to AMSOIL Arena

Friday Fish Fry Among Items Included

DULUTH, Minn.-If you are sick of the same old food at AMSOIL Arena, you will be in for a surprise during the upcoming UMD Bulldogs hockey season. Six new items have been added to the menu including a Friday fish fry, steak sandwich, and even a pot roast sundae. DECC staff say they wanted something special for the fans, who…

Crossbows Selling Like Hot Cakes

Mainly Due to Law Changes

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The archery bow hunting season has begun in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and it’s causing some local retailers to see an uptick in business. In particular, crossbows have been flying off the shelves. One business owner said a big reason why is they are more practical for hunters compared to traditional vertical bows, which take much more practice to…

Mont du Lac Ready for Snow

All Machinery Will be Ready to go Next Week

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The winter season is fast approaching and that means local resorts are getting ready for the snowflakes to fly. At Mont du Lac in Superior, they are testing out the snowmaking machines already. The main reason for getting it ready so early is for safety reasons, along with keeping crews warm while they can. “It’s a great…

New Virtual Reality Tour Attracting Local Businesses

Video is Run by APEX Group

DULUTH, Minn. – The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion has created a new virtual reality tool in the hopes of attracting business to the Northland. Organizers say that it gives businesses an insight of what Duluth is like if they moved their business here. The experience lets the viewer see a 360–degree video of various spots that make the Twin…

Reports of Shots Fired Near East Seventh Street

No One Injured

DULUTH, Minn.-Police responded to a report of multiple shots being fired at the 300 block of East Seventh Street at 3 a.m. today. No injuries are being reported. Police found four shell casings in the backyard where the shots were heard coming from. A vehicle that appeared to be suspicious, was pulled over near the scene, but no arrests were…

Local Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Red Light Runners

Local Authorities Start Toward Zero Deaths Campaign

DULUTH, Minn.-Have you ever run a red light? Well, the next time you do it, you have a good chance of getting caught as local authorities are targeting those who do it in there Toward Zero Deaths campaign. Organizers say the goal of the campaign is not to issue tickets, but to raise awareness about paying more attention to traffic…

Oktoberfest Opens in Duluth

Oktoberfest Will be Celebrated Through Sunday

DULUTH, Minn.-Oktoberfest has kicked off in Duluth. Grandma’s Saloon and Grill in Canal Park started Wednesday with the tapping of the ceremonial keg and plenty of polka music. The event is in its 42nd year, which serves as a reminder that fall is here. “It’s a great celebration to the end of the summer season,” said Jill Toms, general manager…

Virtual Reality Open House Held at UMD

Program Involves Multiple Disciplines

DULUTH, Minn.-A new reality has come to the University of Minnesota Duluth. Tuesday, a demonstration was held at the school which showed multiple virtual reality projects they’ve been working on including ones that involve dance, a forest, and a beach. The program uses cross disciplines including students in the art and computer graphics fields. “It’s cool because I work with…

Touchstone Award Given to Three Local Non-Profits

A Total of Seven Organizations Were Recognized

DULUTH, Minn.-Those who give back were honored on Monday, for all they do. Three non-profits were given the Touchstone Award by the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation. The local chapter of the American Red Cross, the Scott Anderson Leadership Forum, and the Myers-Wilkins Community Collaborative were all honored. “We think non-profit organizations are doing really vital work in Duluth and Superior and…

More Money Coming to Minnesota to Fight Opioid Addiction

$6 Million Coming to Minnesota

  DULUTH, Minn.-Minnesota got some good news today in its fight against opioid addiction. The state is now due to receive major federal funding to the tune of $6 million to help fight the disease. That money will be dedicated to medication-assisted treatment. In 2016 more than 600 people in that state died from an opioid overdose.   Categories: Crime,…

UMD Working on Being More Environmental Friendly

Educational Summit on Sustainability Held Today

DULUTH, Minn.-Environmental sustainability has been sweeping across the nation. Today, UMD and four other University of Minnesota campuses, began exploring how they can be more environmentally friendly at its Sustainability Education Summit. The event focused on how to better connect students and staff with creating a cleaner campus and community. “I’m hoping the general public will take away that sustainability…

Volunteers Work to Count Pedestrians and Bikers in Duluth

Will Help Determine Course of Action for Future Developments

DULUTH, Minn.-A step was taken today, to determine how to make the city of Duluth more bike and pedestrian friendly. Dozens of volunteers took to the streets to count just how many people are using the Duluth’s walkways and bike routes. Organizers say the data will be quite useful. “This will kind of give us; the city planners and the…

City Looking at Helping Get More Business in Industrial Park

City Applying for Grant Worth $1.7 Million

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth City Council is all set to vote tonight on applying for a grant that could lead to an economic boom in western Duluth. The grant is for $1.7 million and would be used to connect Waseca Industrial Road with Highway 23 and Grand Avenue. City leaders believe this will allow for more business to be conducted in…

Help Define Canal Park

Discussions on Canal Park Improvements to Be Held Next Week

DULUTH, Minn.-Have any ideas of how you want to change Canal Park? Now is your chance to share them. The group Imagine Canal Park is having their launch party Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot across from Little Angie’s. During the event, you will be able to share your thoughts on how you can make that area…

Reunion Held for USS Duluth Members

Reunion Will Continue on Through Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – Members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps who served on the USS Duluth, reunited today for a picnic in Enger Park. The ship was commissioned in 1965 and then served this country for another 40 years. Crewmen told us today that these reunions remind them of the solidarity the military brings to its members. “There’s a…

Minnesota Fall Color Finder Now Live

Website Shows Where Fall Colors Are

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota DNR’s Fall Color Finder is live. The tool shows where all the peak fall colors are throughout the state. To learn more about the website visit this link: http://dnr.state.mn.us/fall_colors/index.html. Categories: Links, News, News – Latest News Tags: DULUTH NEWS

Harvest Fest Held Today

Event Spotlights Students at Woodland and Cambria Hills Programs

DULUTH, Minn.-We are less than a few weeks away from fall officially starting, but that doesn’t fall festivals can’t start already. Today Woodland and Cambria Hills residential programs came together for their Harvest Fest. Students from the programs cooked up foods for the public that they’ve grown in their garden. They also got to show the public pictures they’ve been…

Mesabi Metallics and Cliffs Involved in Lawsuit

Both Companies Are Major Players in Ore Industry

DULUTH, Minn.-A lawsuit has developed on the Iron Range by two major players in the ore industry. Mesabi Metallics has filed a lawsuit against Cleveland Cliffs, according to the Wall Street Journal. Mesabi Metallics, which is trying to begin construction again on a Nashwauk mining project, is having trouble getting the funding to do so. They are alleging that Cliffs…

Gas Prices Going Up in Minnesota

Prices Also Going Up Nationally

DULUTH, Minn.-Gas prices are spiking nationwide since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast. Triple-A says the national average for a price of a gallon went up 7 cents today to $2.52 nationally. The Minnesota average currently rests at about $2.42 a gallon, according to minnesotagasprices.com. Nearly 30 percent of America’s refining capacity along the Gulf Coast has either shut down…

Pride Festival Begins in Twin Ports

Festivities Continue Through Sunday

  DULUTH, Minn.-Tonight the Duluth Superior-Pride Festival kicks off in the Twin Ports with a proclamation from mayors from around the Northland. Tomorrow several parties and a picnic will be held. The fun continues Saturday with a festival in Bayfront Park along with a family 5-K on the Waterfront Trail. It’s call capped off Sunday with the Pride Parade which…

Fargo Murder Victim Remembered

Duluth Organizations Want Local Missing Woman Remembered as Well

FARGO, N.D.-Last night, a remembrance of 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was held in Bismarck , North Dakota. Greywind, who was pregnant, was allegedly murdered by a couple earlier this month who wanted her baby. Later police found the suspects with her child. They have now been charged with murder. Today multiple Northland Native American organizations are reminding the public of Sheila…

Guns and Hoses Game Tonight

DULUTH, Minn. – The 10th annual Guns and Hoses softball game begins tonight, Aug. 24 at 6:20 p.m. at Wade Stadium. The event will feature the Duluth Police and Fire Departments battling it out all for a good cause. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and pre-game events will include K-9 demonstrations, Mounted Patrol, vehicle tours, and various vendor activities. Tickets…

Art in Bayfront Park Starts Tomorrow

Event Will Go Through Sunday

DULUTH, Minn.-Art in Bayfront Park kicks off tomorrow as it celebrates its seventh year. The event celebrates more than 100 local and regional artists. A variety of different art will be on display including of course paintings, along with jewelry, photography, and metal work. “I think the camaraderie between the community and the artist is really fun to see,” said Sara…

Human Remains Found in Remote Wooded Area of St. Louis County

Investigators Still Working on Identification of Person

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn.- The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that human remains have been found in a remote wooded area southwest of Lake Kabetogama. The remains were found by a wildlife technician doing research in the area. They believe its an adult male that went missing in May of 2017. Foul play is not suspected, but the…

Kids Cafe Employs Local Youth

Program Helps Disadvantaged Get Fresh Meals

DULUTH, Minn.  – Kids Café has been around for 15 years at the Damiano Center in Duluth but this year’s program has a little twist. This summer nine teenagers were employed through the program with the hopes they would build up job employment skills. During their stay with the program, the teens learned all about nutrition, gardening, cooking, and distributing…

UMD Unveils Antique Computer

Only Five Remaining in World

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Computer Science Department unveiled an antique of sorts today. The department painstakingly restored a nearly 50-year-old computer called the P-D-P 12 which a retiring professor owned. This is all part of project by a students who have been researching and restoring the machine which is quite rare. Computer Science Professor Peter Peterson said…

World War II Plane Makes its Way to Duluth

Tours and Plane Rides Are Being Offered

From www.airpowersquadron.orgDULUTH, Minn.-An iconic plane has made its way to the Duluth Airport. The B-29 Super Fortress will be in town through Sunday for tours and even rides. The bomber, known as “Fifi” is one of only two like that are still flying. This type of plane has a very distinct past, helping win World War II. “This is the…