Local business

Duluth’s First Mobile Market in Chester Bowl

Four food trucks gather in Chester Bowl.

DULUTH, Minn.- Those admiring the nature at Chester Bowl could also pick up some locally made goodies at the first ever Duluth Mobile Market. “It really means a lot to individuals and businesses to have people come out and support, and bring out the best of Duluth,” said Sara Clifton, co-owner of Makers Mercantile. Visitors could shop food from local food…

New Taco Stand Bringing the Heat

5th Street Tacos is bringing a new style of fast food to Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS,  Minn.- It’s heating up in Two Harbors as a new taco stand is spicing up the downtown. 5th Street Tacos is bringing a new style of fast food. The walk-up taco stand uses only fresh ingredients and it’s safe to say the new eatery is a hit as the owner tells us it runs out of food every…

Iron Mug Under New Ownership and Name

Starting on June 9th it will be called Letica's Iron Mug.

  Duluth, Minn.- The Iron Mug Coffee House is a staple the Morgan Park neighborhood, announced it would be closing its doors earlier this month but now it’s getting some new life after being purchased by a longtime Morgan Park resident. After receiving many concerned calls about the fate of the Iron Mug Coffee House friends convinced local businessman Mike…

Garden House Transforms into Wedding Venue

They're already taking wedding reservations for next summer and envisioning the redesigned space.

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis.- The Garden House is transforming into a wedding venue, hear the goodbye from the current owners and see who’s taking over. Since 1995 the sisters Lisa and Kristi Reque have been helping the Garden House blossom, but now they’re selling the shop to help pay for their mother’s assisted living care. “And honestly this is a rough…

Fire Leaves Local Business a Total Loss

Around 3:30 Thursday afternoon firefighters were called to Cloquet Interiors, more than 24 hours later crews are still working at the scene.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The investigation continues tonight into a major fire that broke out Thursday afternoon at a Cloquet business. Cloquet Interiors along Highway 33 is a total loss and Friday’s winds kept firefighters on site to make sure the fire didn’t cause more problems. Around 3:30 Thursday afternoon firefighters were called to Cloquet Interiors, more than 24 hours later crews…

Board & Brush Opens in Duluth

Owners say you don't need to be an artist to create the fun pieces.

DULUTH, Minn.- One new business in town is asking you to gather your friends and grab a paint brush. The Board and Brush Duluth was packed for the grand opening night on Thursday. The studio has over 200 designs from holiday decorations to family. The owner says you don’t even need to be artistic. “It;s really fun, it’s something you can…

Local Business Owners to Brainstorm Solutions to Workforce Gap

NE MN Workforce Solutions Series

DULUTH, Minn. – Next week local leaders and business owners will be coming together to find a solution to the looming workforce gap. This is part of the “NE MN Workforce Solutions Series” event. The workforce gap is currently developing as baby boomers retire and the population in the Northeast region stays stagnant. According to Ian Vincent with Northforce, it…

Duluth Coffee Company and Earth Rider Join Forces

The new coffee beer can be found in Superior and Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.– Two brewers of different kinds have teamed up to create the perfect coffee beer. Earth Rider Brewery and Duluth Coffee Company released the pale ale Thursday night. Workers say told the coffee beer is created using an imperfect pale ale but made complete with the help of the Duluth Coffee Company. “Overall in the flavor you might not…

Lake Superior Art Glass Gives Options for Creative Gifts

Artists Teach Several Glass Blowing Classes

DULUTH, Minn. – With less than a week until Christmas Day, it is time to finish Christmas gift shopping. Some local shops are happy to help with that. One in Duluth is Lake Superior Art Glass. Their gallery features the work of more than 60 artists. Classes are also offered for patrons. Currently, several classes are taught each week. Lake…

Thousands Expected for Duluth Winter Village

Local Businesses to Sell Goods out of Wooden Cabins

DULUTH, Minn. – Last year, thousands of eager Northlanders descended upon Glensheen mansion to check out local businesses selling their goods in a new winter village. That experience is back this weekend. The Duluth Winter Village is being held December 2 and 3 at Glensheen Mansion. The village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Local…

Local Businesses Offer Deals for Small Business Saturday

Shopping Small to Support Northland Businesses

DULUTH, Minn. – Later this week many shoppers will be heading out in the early hours of Friday morning to find an unbelievable deal, but some Duluthians are asking you to wait until the weekend. That’s because Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 25. Many local shops will be hosting open houses and offering special promotions, demonstrations, and workshops. For…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Hemlocks Leatherworks

DULUTH, Minn. – A business in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Craft District makes custom built shoes and other leather goods for people across the Northland. In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we take you to Hemlocks Leatherworks. Candace Lacosse apprenticed with shoemakers, learning how to craft her own creations. “I love working with leather,” said Lacosse. “It’s very tactile and it’s…

Newer, bigger coffee roaster arrives at Duluth Coffee Company

Duluth Coffee Company's new roaster will substantially increase output

DULUTH, Minn. –  It was an exciting day for Duluth Coffee Company on Monday. A custom built coffee roaster arrived at the Duluth Coffee Company’s new second location on Superior Street. Owner Eric Faust said the big new roaster is in response to the community embracing the local coffee company, and this new addition is going to expand their reach…

Checking Chimneys before Chilly Temps

The months before winter are a busy season for chimney services.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s the time of year homeowners should begin prepping for colder temperatures, which includes checking the chimney. Having your chimney inspected helps prevent household fires. Chimney inspectors clear obstructions such as animals or debris. Full chimney services offer; cleaning, inspection, rebuilding, and repairing. Black Goose Chimney and Duct has been servicing the local community for 30 years.  “Most people…

Lincoln Park Businesses to Open Doors for Annual Open House

Deals, Activities and Samples to be Offered Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Duluth is welcoming Northlanders from all over into their area of town to check  out what they have to offer. This is for the 2nd Annual Lincoln Park Open House. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, thirty-plus businesses and organizations throughout Lincoln Park will host special…

Local Businesses Offer Specials for “Get Downtown Week”

Coffee Conversation: Get Downtown Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Local business owners are hoping patrons shop local this week for Get Downtown Week in Duluth. It’s a week developed to highlight the shops in Duluth’s downtown waterfront area. The participating stores will be featuring specials and Buy One Get One deals. More than 30 businesses are taking part in the bi-annual event. Get Downtown Week specials…

Promotion Aims to Support Downtown Local Businesses

Coffee Conversation: Get Downtown Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring tourism season is starting and more folks will be heading to downtown to get some shopping done. Get Downtown Week, put on by the Greater Downtown Council, is running through May 20. More than 30 businesses are teaming up to offer special BOGO deals this week. This is the second year for this promotion and it’s a…