New Plans Prompts Discussions to Tighten School Safety in Superior

Governor Scott Walker signed a $100 million plan to tighten school security.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Monday in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a $100 million plan to tighten school security, which asks the questions if this affects local schools. Security update discussions began before it passed legislation. Officials say the district may add an automatic door locking system to all schools. They’re reviewing outside cameras and might add more communication devices. Superior Superintendent Janna…

LCO Community College Offers Educational Opportunities to All

HAYWARD, Wis. – It’s the time of year when colleges across the country are taking applications and registering current students for classes, and that includes right here in the Northland. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is always welcoming new students. This morning, LCO Marketing and Student Success Counselor Taylor Nelson, along with Marketing Assistant and Student Intern Lindsay Dillon…

Local Students Hold Peaceful Protest Asking for Change

The students at Superior Middle School held a walk-out to honor the students who were shot and killed in Florida

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Students at Stoneman Douglas High School returned to classes for the first time since the shooting massacre, Superior Middle School students made their voices heard. The students at Superior Middle School held a walk-out to honor the students who were shot and killed in Florida. It was also a time to talk gun regulations, mental health, and school safety….

HCIS Students Fundraising for Unique Field Trip

Every student is responsible for their own fundraising goal.

DULUTH, Minn.- Local students are working hard to raise money this weekend, for a once in a lifetime school field trip. Students at the Harbor City International School in Duluth held a rummage sale to raise funds for a trip to Europe. The school rather than fundraising for technology or other tangible things, traveling outside the country will stick with…

Forum Offers Duluth Public Schools Update

A Forum Hosted by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Included Superintendent Bill Gronseth, District Chief Financial Officer Doug Hasler

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce gave those involved in the Duluth School District a chance to voice concerns and hear some answers Tuesday morning. Coffee cups and curious community members filled the dining space of Valentini’s restaurant on London Road. “As we address our budget, as we address a strategic plan moving forward, we all need…

Duluth Edison Charter Schools to Create Alumni Program with New Celebration

Coffee Conversation: DECS Alumni and Third Decade Celebration

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Edison Charter Schools is celebrating several years in the Northland. While marking that milestone, they’re hoping to build school spirit through alum. Bonnie Jorgenson, the Head of Schools, says this is important in order to build a school community that lasts a lifetime. This past year, the school is entering its 21st year, so the new…

School Closings & Delays 1-23-18

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

School closings and delays for Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Closings: Birchwood School District Winter School District Two-Hour Delay: Butternut School District Categories: School Closings Tags: delay, education, school closings, school delays

Local Historical Center Receives Two Grants

The grants will help upgrade the center and educational programs.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior has received two grants totaling $30,000. The first grant of $20,000 is from a private foundation, that money will help update the 15 year old audio and visual equipment at the center. The center creates videos that help tell the stories of veterans in the Northland. The other grant…

School Closings and Delays 1/11/18

Closings Bessemer, Mich. School District Birchwood School District Duluth School District Hermantown School District Lakeview Christian Academy Marshall School Mellen School District Northwoods School Solon Springs School South Shore Schools Watersmeet Township Schools Winter School District Two-Hour Delay Cherry School Deer River School Esko Schools Hill City School Lake Superior School District Northeast Range School South Ridge School Tower-Soudan Elementary…

APEX Donates Winter Gear to Working Students

Northland students are receiving hands on experience out in wintry conditions.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-  Northland high school students are working on a construction project, but with the temperatures getting chillier a local group of business leaders are ensuring students have the necessities. Members of the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion donated winter gear to students in the construction technology program. The students are working in the Northland’s wintry conditions. The bibs, gloves and…

Local Students form Suicide Prevention Group

The Students Offering Support group is reaching out to neighboring schools to help more Northland students.

CLOQUET, Minn.-  Students from Cloquet High School are doing their part to prevent teen suicide. After the Northland students attended a text for life conference in Grand Rapids last year, they were inspired to bring the program back home. In students offering support also known as S.O.S. members know how to talk with someone struggling with depression and what adult…

School Closings & Delays 12-5-17

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

School closings and delays for Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Closings: Bessemer, MI Schools Hurley, WI Schools Ironwood, MI Schools Wakefield-Marenisko, MI Schools Watersmeet, MI Schools 2-Hour Delay: Birchwood School District Northwood School, Minong, WI Categories: School Closings Tags: Closings, Delays, education, school closing, school delays, School District

Little Foresters Experience New Cabin Classroom

The Secret Forest Playschool Raised Funds for Months Before Building the Cabin Classroom

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Northland youngsters now have the chance to enjoy their unique new classroom. After months in the making, the doors are now open at the Secret Forest Playschool’s Cabin Classroom. Founded five years ago, Owner Meghan Morrow utilized a space in the East Ridge Community Church until the congregation decided to expand on the property….

First Witness Kicks Off ‘I Stand With Kids Month’

Child Abuse Continues to be a Problem in the Northland; Community Members Work to Make a Difference

DULUTH, Minn. – Child abuse is big problem in the Northland, and that’s why First Witness Advocacy Center in Duluth is working year round to investigate child abuse, provide services and education. Now, they’re looking to reach out even more as they kick off a monthlong campaign. Safety is something many of us take for granted, but for many children…

Parenting Again, Raising a Second Generation

Preregistration Required for the Course; If Enough Support is Gathered, Winter Classes Could be Offered

PROCTOR, Minn. – Many communities across the Northland are seeing a rise when it comes to parents abusing drugs and alcohol. Children are being taken from homes and grandparents are stepping up to care for their grandchildren. It’s why one Duluth woman has chosen to develop a new program known as parenting again. The class, specializing in raising a second…

Students Host Produce Sale on First Day of Class

William Kelley Elementary 5th Grade Teacher Tom Frericks Spends Much of His Summer in the School Garden

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Fifth grade students from William Kelley Elementary School in Silver Bay were back to the books Tuesday morning and they’ll have a fun lesson to kick the year off. For nearly seven years, teacher Tom Frericks has spent his summer growing plants and vegetables of all kinds in the school garden. From onions to squash, peas…

Digging Deeper with Northern Harvest CSA Farm

With CSA Farms Growing in Popularity in Recent Years, Local Crops are Selling Out for the Season

WRENSHALL, Minn. – The Northland is receiving ample amounts of rain this season, causing some local farmers to wish for higher ground. CSA farming is much more than freshly picked produce on your table. “You’re never going to master nature; you’re never going to master Mother Nature,” said Farmer Rick Dalen, Northern Harvest Farm. It’s almost time for books and…

Studies Show ‘Babies Need Boxes’

Studies Show Finland has one of the Lowest Infant Mortality Rates in the World

DULUTH, Minn. – For year, babies have been falling asleep in boxes. Closer to home, one Minnesota mother caught onto the trend back in 2015. Since then, proper education of the practice has been spread to various communities across the country. “I think it would have been fantastic,” said Lori Sawnson, St. Luke’s Birthing Center Nurse Manager. Helpful hands, for…

The Snake Pit Slithers into FOX 21

In This Week's Animal Answers, The Snake Pit Brings a Few Friends into the FOX 21 Morning Show

DULUTH, Minn. – Established in 1992, The Snake Pit offers educational opportunities for Northlanders to take part in. From birthdays to classrooms or any group event, owners Sarah Glesner and Roger Hill make a dynamic duo sharing knowledge of their pets. In this week’s Animal Answers, Glesner brought in a Western Hog Nose Snake named Foxy. She is used as an education…

Exploring Super Science Fridays

Mrs. KP Incorporates Science into all Methods of Learning at Homecroft Elementary

DULUTH, Minn. – For the past ten years one elementary school teacher in Duluth has been pouring out passion for science into the classroom. It’s now becoming a favorite lesson, every Friday. When walking past room 206 at Homecroft Elementary you can hear a beat and a buzz coming from inside. “Science is real, science is everywhere! This is Professor…

Pond Scientists on the Rise at Hartley Nature Center

Many Student Groups Flocking for Field Trips to Northland Educational Hub

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Animal Answers we’re taking you on a field trip! For some, it may be a trip to the park, museum or movie theater. However, many groups of Northland students are becoming seasoned pond scientists. “I think if you start kids at an early enough age they’ll have an appreciation for the outdoors,” said Matt…

Free Summer Camps and Academies Offered at Lake Superior College

Educational Camps Feature Aviation, Nursing, Robotics and More

DULUTH, Minn. – This summer Lake Superior College is continuing their tradition of educating youth for free through summer academies. Registration is now open for the academies that are offered in several subjects. All exploration academies and camps are held in June and July. Summer Academy/Camp Subjects: Aviation Camp -A summer camp for young people ages 15-19 who are interested…

Summer Camps Educate Children as School Closes for Season

Coffee Conversation: Duluth Children's Museum

DULUTH, Minn. – The end of the school year is nearing and many children will soon be home for the summer. The Duluth Children’s Museum is hosting several summer camps to keep children busy throughout the season. These camps aim to educate children without them realizing as they have fun with friends and activities. Topics will cover STEM, art, and history…

Hundreds of Northland Students Bike to School

National Bike to School Day Celebrated With More Than 300 Students Participating at Congdon Park Elementary

DULUTH, Minn. – Over 300 students from Duluth’s Congdon Park Elementary School woke up Wednesday morning, grabbed their backpacks and strapped on their bike helmets, all to celebrate National Bike to School Day. Each year, parents at local schools along with teachers and staff plan events to recognize the true meaning of getting to school on a bicycle. Organizers at…

School Closings & Delays 4-26-17

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

School closings and delays for Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Early Releases Mellen schools being released at 12:45 p.m. 2-hr Delay: Cloquet School District Delayed Start: University of Minnesota – Duluth (starts at 10 a.m.) Closings: Boys and Girls Clubs in Duluth and Superior. Benedictine Preschool and Early Childhood Program Carlton Schools Cherry School Cook County Independent School District Drummond School…

Eight Scholarship Opportunities Open to Northland Students

Deadline to Apply for the 2017 Bluebird Foundation Scholarships is Friday, April 28

DULUTH, Minn. – Eight scholarship opportunities are up for grabs in the Northland. The Bluebird Foundation is currently looking for talented high school students looking to study in the arts to apply for the opportunity. The Bluebird Foundation strives to be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts…

Duluth Parents Promote Healthy Playgrounds

Fundraiser for School Support on Earth Day

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of concerned parents has been working together to create what they believe is the best environment for their children on the school playground. Duluth Parents for Healthy Playgrounds worked to have tire mulch removed from Duluth schools playgrounds and replaced with wood mulch. This weekend they’re hosting a fundraiser to help with the process of…

Education Fills 1890s Duluth Building

Northland Uncovered: Lakeview Christian Academy

DULUTH, Minn. – Memories made at school stay with many of us forever, and one school in Duluth is working to build that type of close-knit community inside a building already full of Duluth history. Learning fills the classrooms of Lakeview Christian Academy, but the walls preserve more than 120 years of history. “The neat thing is they don’t make…

Skatetime Offers New Opportunity to Students

Students at Duluth Edison Charter Schools are Learning Roller Skating Basics and Life Lessons

DULUTH, Minn. – One physical education class in the Northland is starting to look like a roller rink thanks to a partnership with the nationwide program known as Skatetime School Programs. Physical Education Teacher Sonja Riddle is in her first year of teaching at Duluth Edison Charter Schools. As her previous job, teaching in Brainerd, the roller skating unit had…

Animal Allies Educating Northland Youth

For Over 25 Years, Animal Allies Has Been Making Way Into Northland Classrooms

DULUTH, Minn. – Some say seeing is believing. Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking to educate Northland youth by making way into classrooms, to teach hands-on. Twenty-five years later, these visits still have a lasting effect on local students. “I had twelve dollars and the ropes we bought, I think were .95 cents,” said Isabella, 2nd grade student…

Federal Budget Cuts Could Impact Foster Grandparent Program

Students Wrote Letters to Senator Al Franken, Asking to Save the Foster Grandparent Program

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Duluth second graders put to use their daily writing lesson, lobbying to keep a classroom helper on hand Tuesday. It all started with the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Each new President brings a new wish-list of ideas to the table when it comes to budget cuts. Nearly 200 senior citizens in the Twin…

Over Fifty Cats Taken from Superior Home

Douglas County Humane Society is Now Seeking the Public's Help

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Douglas County Humane Society is staying busy these days. An animal hoarding case in the City of Superior is creating an overflow of feline friends at the shelter. Now, they need your help in finding nearly 60 cats a new place to call home. “It can be quite emotional, it can be really sad,” said Sheila…

Study: Minnesota Millennials Stressed Over Health Care

Minnesotans Show Striking Generational Gap in Knowledge of Health Insurance

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to texting terms such as “LOL” or “BRB” it’s no secret millennials have no problem understanding what’s being conveyed. However, a new study released by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is showing stunning statistics. The study show while nearly 80 percent of Minnesotans think managing their health is an important topic, far…

All-Girls Camp Takes over Animal Allies Humane Society

During Winter Break, A Group of Eight Girls Have the Chance to Learn and Have Fun at the Local Shelter

DULUTH, Minn. – Even though it’s beginning to feel like spring across the Northland, Duluth School District students are enjoying winter break this week. A group of eight girls, ages 10 to 14, are taking part in the first even all-girls camp at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth. It’s a chance for the girls to engage in art projects,…