MN Adult and Teen Challenge Center Expands with Grant

After purchasing a new apartment building, a grant from Minnesota Power is allowing the center to expand.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge received a grant from Minnesota Power to help expand its Duluth Hillside location. The addiction treatment facility on East Second Street will now include an old apartment building right next door. The Center purchased the building back in March. A $10,000 grant from Minnesota Power will help them renovate it, to increase the…

Congressman Stauber Holds Roundtable in Duluth

Congressman Stauber invites business leaders to discuss federal grants.

DULUTH, Minn.- Congressman Pete Stauber held a Roundtable discussion at the Kitchi Gammi Country Club on Monday. The meeting was held to discuss how to make federal grants more accessible to organizations in rural communities. Media was only allowed in for the first five minutes of the meeting. They talked issues like rural broadband and housing, and how they can…

‘Making Canal Park Pop’ Means Closures and Changes

Officials Highlight Changes Part of 'Imagine Duluth'

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s top tourist hot spot known as Canal Park is about to undergo some big changes next month involving traffic and community spaces. It’s all part of a pilot project with the city’s Imagine Duluth initiative. The city won a Knight Cities Challenge grant of over $200,000 to implement these changes, which the city says is sure to bring…

Fraser Shipyard Improving Safety with Help from Federal Grant

Fraser Shipyard is also spending $168,000 on the project.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A shipping yard cited with several safety violations in recent years is now putting funding toward extra safety, thanks to a grant from the federal government. Fraser Shipyard will be receiving a half million dollar grant from the U.S. Maritime Marine Administration. A Superior Shipping Yard cited with several safety violations in recent years is now putting funding toward extra safety….

Hartley Nature Center May Become More Accessible

The city may be applying for a nearly $1.3 million grant to help fund the Hartley Mini Master plan.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The Duluth City Council could vote on a grant application to help the Hartley Nature Center. The city may be applying for a nearly $1.3 million grant to help fund the Hartley Mini Masterplan, adding more parking and more signs in the park. “Right now you sort of have to earn your way around Hartley, people go out in…

DTA Receives Grant to Upgrade Fare Collection System

The fares will remain the same.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) is upgrading its more than 10 year old fare collection system. This is courtesy of a $1.8 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The DTA operates a total of 73 buses and electric vehicles. In some cases there have been lots of bus change outs on the road, which causes bus delays and…

DTA Announces Award of $1.8 Million

The DTA Will use Grant Money to Purchase a new Fare Collection System

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Transit Authority has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. The DTA says, “This grant will be used to replace an aging fare collection system with a new system that features more functionality for DTA passengers.” According to the DTA announcement, they were one…

Northland Foundation Grants Help Fund After School Programs

A total of 37 grants are being given out in Northeastern Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn.-  After–school programs and in–school enrichment across Northeastern Minnesota are receiving funding from the Northland Foundation. One of the largest grants is going to CHUM, totaling $50,000. Overall the Northland Foundation is giving out over $507,000 worth of grants to 37 non–profits and schools. The Duluth Area Family YMCA is receiving $20,000. The money is going towards the Teen Core…

Range Regional Airport Receives Over $3.7 Million for Safety Improvements

(Facebook) HIBBING, Minn. – The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of $3,729,074 for safety improvements at the Range Regional Airport in Hibbing. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Rep. Rick Nolan, made the announcement Monday. “Improving the safety of our infrastructure serves as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of Minnesota and the country,”…

Superior Firefighters Undergo Stress Tests for Heart Health

St. Luke's is Partnering with Superior Fire Department, After a Federal Grant Allows for Free Stress Tests

DULUTH, Minn. – A federal grant recently received by the Superior Fire Department is going toward improving the quality of health for firefighters. Tuesday morning, firefighter Cameron Vollbrecht responded to his stress test appointment at the St. Luke’s Regional Vascular Center. Experts are using the tests to take a closer look at lung capacity and heart rate under intense situations….

Surrender Unwanted Fish, Plants in the Northland

Minnesota Sea Grant is Partnering with Local Businesses to Find New Homes for Unwanted Aquatic Species, Plants

DULUTH, Minn. – Invasive species have become a big issue in Northland waters over the past few years. Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Sea Grant Organization helped provide a safe solution to the problem. Northlanders had two hours to take their unwanted fish and aquatic plants to the UMD Kirby Center. The event is designed to give people the chance to…