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Starks Academy After School Program Provides Homework Help, Place to Play During Pandemic

"Seal the Cracks" at the Encounter Youth Center features activities and games and help with schoolwork from tutors.

DULUTH, Minn.- As some elementary students across Duluth head back to the classrooms, some volunteers with the Northland Youth Basketball Alliance and Starks Academy are offering a place where kids of all ages can come to play, and get help with schoolwork. It’s called “Seal The Cracks.” For two hours after school at the Encounter Youth Center on First Street…

Dancers Gather to Compete, Honor Fallen Breakdancer

9th annual Willie Kruger Dance Competition held at the Encounter.

DULUTH, Minn.- Tapping feet and grooving bodies filled the Encounter on First Street for the 9th Annual Willie Kruger Dance Competition, held in honor of the local breakdancing pioneer. Dancers came from around the country–from nine-year-olds to adults. Founder John D’Auria started the competition in honor of his cousin Willie, who died in 2010. According to dancers, the competition highlights…

Duluth Junk Hunt Heads to DECC for Fall Sale

Semi-Annual Event Starts Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re one to search for a special find for your home, The Duluth Junk Hunt may be the place for you. The semiā€“annual Duluth Junk Hunt kicks off Friday. Vendors will fill the DECC’s Pioneer Hall Friday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors…

Encounter Youth Center to Host New Fundraiser Saturday

Saturday: First Annual Skate and Cake Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn. – The Encounter Youth Center is looking for support and this weekend the non-profit’s leaders are hoping Northlanders step up to help. The First Annual Skate and Cake Fundraiser will be held at the Encounter Youth Center on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. This is an all-you-can-eat Pancake Dinner to benefit the Encounter’s indoor…