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Flag Ceremony Honors Organ Recipients and Donors

The flag is raised for 24 hours every time an organ is donated.

DULUTH, Minn.- Organ donors and recipients were honored today in downtown Duluth. Studies show over 3,00 people in the Midwest are waiting to receive an organ. Essentia Health raised a flag showing support for donors and recipients. We spoke with a donor recipient, who received a heart from a young man in a motorcycle accident. “I would go out of…

Superior Public Library Expanding to Offer More Programs

This is the first time in nearly 25 years the library will undergo renovations.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Public Library is undergoing renovations to create more space for community members. This is the first update the library has received in nearly 25 years. Overall the project is halfway completed, work is underway for a new teen area, the children’s room is being expanded, and new carpeting. “We just hope to be able to offer…

UMD National Championship Gear Hits the Shelves

The official championship gear can be found on UMD campus.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  Fans are stocking up on new apparel honoring the Bulldogs win. The UMD Stores on campus started stocking the shelves with hundreds of championship gear early Tuesday morning. This is the busiest day for the campus store and it’s no surprise to staff. “We’re sure to be stocked for today, tomorrow, and the upcoming weeks so it’s just…

Superior Receives First State of the City Address in Years

Mayor Jim Paine informed the community of his achievements and future plans.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  For the first time since 2010 Superior receives State of the City Address. On Tuesday, Mayor Paine presented to the community his achievements over the past year and his future plans. Paine says it’s an honor to serve as Mayor and feels the public should be informed. Afterward, the packed crowd responded with applause. Mayor Paine says next…

Duluth Will be Providing Money to Better Protect Firefighters

The new gear will help better protect firefighters from carcinogens.

DULUTH, Minn.- Studies show cancer is the number one cause of death for firefighters. This is likely due in part to cancer-causing chemicals released into the air at fire scenes that then soak into their gear. The city of Duluth has announced it will now spend more money to protect firefighters by giving them all a second set of gear…

10 Commandments Plaque Relocated To Commissioner’s Office in Hibbing Courthouse

Although the plaque is in a less-visible location, the Freedom From Religion Foundation remains in opposition.

HIBBING, Minn.- A plaque of the 10 Commandments hung in the County Courthouse for 60 years, but a month ago it was taken down. This happened after a local resident reported it to an advocacy group — Freedom From Religion Foundation — that threatened to sue the county for a violation of church and state if it was not taken…

Voters Give Green Light for New Town of Superior Fire Hall

The public will be able to comment on the new building, April 17th.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The residents of the Town of Superior voted yes Tuesday night for a new fire hall for the amount of $1.8 million. The plan calls for the fire hall to be built behind the current fire hall, which is deteriorating . The fire chief says a new building is essential. “We’re very happy that the residents are happy and…

Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health

The Make it Ok campaign is training organizations around the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn.- Workers for the city of Duluth began training the correct way to address mental illness in the work place last year, Tuesday a plethora of organizations are following suit. Northland Healthy Minds aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness in the workplace. Over 40 organizations are involved, dedicated to training their employees the correct way to address…

New Study Shows Glensheen Mansion Draws in Large Amount of Tourism

According to the study every homeowner in Duluth pays $37 less in taxes every year, because of Glensheen.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new study released Tuesday shows Glensheen Mansion now brings in around 90,000 out–of– the area visitors to Duluth each year. Glensheen Mansion is one of the leading tourist attractions in Minnesota. The study by an economic research firm reveals Glensheen brings Duluth more than $7 million dollars annually in economic impact. According to the study every homeowner in…

Healthy Vibes Provides Nutritional Fast Food

The family owned restaurant provides community members with nutritional plans.

CHISHOLM-Minn.- Healthy Vibes is a family owned shop, giving the community nutritional help. Leo Lambert and his wife are the owners of Healthy Vibes. “People can come in and get what we call a healthy burger fries and shake,” Leo said. The most popular items on the menu, are dessert flavored smoothies packed with high nutritional value. “You can’t always…

Public Health Workers Inform Community of Available Resources

The first week of April is Public Health Week

DULUTH, Minn.- Do you feel fully aware of what public health offers the community? Nurses around Duluth are out and about making sure. Monday kicks off Public Health Week Professionals in the medical field are aiming to give more information on topics that can cause confusion, such as diabetes and asthma. “It’s also great to be able to say what we…

Joining in on the 30 Days of Biking Challenge

Duluth Bikes is inviting Northlanders to hope on their bike everyday in April.

DULUTH, Minn.-  Weather in the spring time is unpredictable, but one biking movement aims to get people outside. Duluth Bikes wants you to pledge to take a ride every day for the month of April. You can show your activity by posting #30DaysofBiking. “Anything counts so you might just bike down the block and back,” Duluth Bike member Ruurd Schoolderman…

8th District Congressional Candidate Michelle Lee Announces Large Endorsement

Michelle is one of seven candidates running for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District seat.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota’s 8th District Congressional Candidate Michelle Lee received a big endorsement from former Lieutenant Governor Yyonne Prettner Solon. Lee says Yyonne Prettner Solon never lost sight of the needs of the people and is proud to have Solon’s endorsement. During the campaign Solon will be serving as Lee’s senior political adviser. “I have promised Solon, just as I…

New Studies Show Art Plays Large Impact on the Economy

Artists on the Iron Range are gathering to help further creativity.

CHISHOLM, Minn.- Artists on the Iron Range are banning together tapping into their creativity as a community. Art comes in all forms from paintings to plays, but artists on the Iron Range are discussing how creatively effects the future of the economy.  “Every community; every town, every neighborhood has artists and that this is a wonderful under tapped asset,” Springboard for…

Essentia Health Proposes New Condensed Medical Campus

The project will be a public-private partnership.

DULUTH, Minn.- Essentia Health is seeking a large amount of public investment to create a new Medical District in downtown Duluth. Essentia calls the project Vision Northland, and now they’re taking a proposal to Minnesota Legislature to get that funding.  Essentia’s investing $800 million private in the project and seeking $184 million from state infastructure money in the legislature. An…

New Plans for Affordable Housing Unit Move Forward

The Garfield Square Apartments will replace the Esmond Building; formally the Seaway Hotel

DULUTH, Minn.- New details involving for new affordable housing complex in the works for the Lincoln Park neighborhood. This 50 unit building will replace the nearby Esmond Building, formally known as the Seaway Hotel, which was known as a hot spot for police calls.  The development property is located at 10 Piedmont Avenue, where W. Superior Street and Garfield Avenue…

Volunteers Needed to Help Preserve Veterans’ Stories

Volunteers will conduct one-on-one interviews recording a veteran's history.

DULUTH, Minn.- Veterans in Duluth are willing to share their stories and volunteers are needed to listen. The St. Louis County Historical Society is asking for good listeners to conduct oral history interviews with veterans from all military branches. Volunteers will be partnered up with a veteran for a one–on–one listening session. One veteran says many can be hesitant to…

Counselors Warn March is a Dangerous Month for Gambling

Gambling is often a silent addiction.

DULUTH, Minn.- With March Madness going on it’s a big month for gambling. Counselors say offering someone a five dollar bet seems harmless, but it can be devastating for some. March is Gambling Awareness Month. Counselors say many things can be considered gambling. Free help is offered in Duluth. The Center for Drug and Alcohol Treatment holds meetings and pairs up with…

Duluth Depot Seeking Bond for Building Upkeep

The Depot is asking for a $4 million inclusion in the upcoming bonding bill.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Louis county is hoping to preserve the Duluth Depot with help from the state. The Depot is asking for a $4 million inclusion in the upcoming bonding bill. Officials say citizens won’t visibly notice improvements. The projects in place will prevent noticeable damage before they occur. Officials say the proposal for preventable maintenance will keep the building running…

Figuring Out the Worth of Your Antiques

The service is apart of the S.t Louis County’s public education program.

DULUTH, Minn.- Experts are checking your antique items helping you find out their worth. The St. Louis Historical Society offered free appraisals of up to two items per person. Appraisers inform you what makes your piece special. The service is apart of the County’s public education program. Categories: Community, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: appraisals, duluth, Local News,…

New Stop Added on North Shore Scenic Railroad

Right now the trip is just a trial run.

DULUTH, Minn.- The North Shore Scenic Railroad goes from Duluth to Two Harbors. This summer a new stop will be made along the way. A special Knife River train ride is now available. Officials say they’re dipping their toes into the idea offering a trial Picnic Train. The day trip will include time to explore the beach, Lake Superior, and…

Commercial Shipping Season Underway in Twin Ports

The Twin Ports has nearly 900 vessel visits each year.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The Erie Trader made it’s way out of the Duluth port heading to Two Harbors to load up on some iron ore. Spring is in the air but ice is still on the lakes, which didn’t stop the first boat of the season. The first shipping vessel of the season left the Twin Ports Tuesday afternoon. The sound of spring…

Volunteers Clean-up Lake Superior Museum

The annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Lake Superior Maritime Museum brought in plenty of helping hands.

DULUTH, Minn.- Spring is in the air, on Thursday the Lake Superior Maritime Museum held its annual Spring Cleaning Day. Over 20 volunteers grabbed brooms and polish, making the Visitor Center at the Maritime Museum spick-and-span. One woman we spoke with loves the museum and volunteers every year to give back. “You learn a little bit every time you come,” volunteer…