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Inside Look at the John Beargrease Marathon Starting Line

Every musher has a different story behind their passion to race.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.-  Mushers heading out for the John Beargrease marathon say dog racing is unlike any sport. Winter along the Northshore can create the ideal conditions or make for a challenging journey. “We go out there and what happens, happens. You just kind of go with the flow, that’s what this sport is,” first time Beargrease musher Liza Dietzen…

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Visits Superior

Gov. Walker addressed health care and sales tax rebate.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  Governor walker traveled to the Northland Saturday meeting with the Republican Party of Douglas County. The Republican Party of Douglas County held its annual Lincoln Day dinner in Superior. Governor Walker spoke to on-goers addressing issues, including what he hopes for the future of healthcare. “Affirms that preexisting conditions will be covered in the State of Wisconsin,” Gov….

Midday Update 1-26-18

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, January 26, 2018

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Morning Update 1-26-18

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, January 26, 2018

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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…

Public Comments on Barker’s Island Plans

The city is hoping for your input to restore the beach.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The city of superior focused in on the future restoration of Barker’s Island Beach during a public meeting. The city held the public meeting to share preliminary engineering concepts for the beach’s future. The beach is a major part of the overall success of Barker’s Island. Wednesday night the Parks Rec and Forestry Department presented drawings of the proposed…

How to Fight the Winter Blues

You don't need a gym membership to stay active.

DULUTH, Minn.- This time of year it’s common to get the winter blues. The medical term is seasonal affective disorder. The Duluth Community Action Center has some tips to fight S.A.D. naturally. “We can actually do something, without having to pay something, it’s very cheap,” integrative nutrition health coach Inge Maskun said. “For me it’s dancing, turn it up the music…

Addressing Sexual Harassment in Small Businesses

The Northland Human Resources Association is hoping to help small businesses.

DULUTH, Minn.- Lately sexual harassment allegations against high profile individuals are making headlines. One local group is training individuals how to handle incidents in the work place. The Northland Human Resources Association is hosting sexual harassment training explaining how to create a safe work environment and help employers recognize inappropriate behavior. “Sometimes it’s just not knowing where to go to and…

Hospitals Dealing with National IV Solution Shortage

Officials with Essentia Health say the shortage isn't affecting patient care.

DULUTH, Minn.- There’s a national shortage of IV solution; aftermath of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which happens to be home to 80 drug manufactures, who supplied it the solution to the U.S. Officials with Essentia Health in Duluth say there’s no need to worry the shortage isn’t affecting patient care. IV bags are given to patients that are dehydrated. The…

Hundreds March in MLK Tribute

The march shows there is no room for hate in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- People around the nation are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The Duluth NAACP Chapter is continuing the Birth of a New Nation, the theme for a series of events honoring MLK in the Twin Ports.  Its become a Northland tradition for people of all ages and races to march through down town Duluth in unity on MLK day. “We’re…

Duluth Celebrates the Season with New Winter-Themed Event

Cold Front February Kicks Off with Frigid Fun

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is celebrating the season with a brand new winter-themed event. Cold Front February will last throughout the month, but the first weekend, February 1-4, will be full of fun to kick-off the celebration. This will all focus on the Canal Park and Lake Place Park area of Duluth. Senior City Planner Steven Robertson…

Staying Safe and Active in the Cold

How to keep your furry friend and you warm in the winter.

DULUTH, Minn.- These cold temperatures are just another Minnesota winter, which can’t stop you from mountain biking and cross country skiing. Eve Graves is a specialist about the cold and gave us the low down of what to do in low temperatures. Eve’s first tip is to use a device called Lung Plus, it’s a winter breathing solution. You place…

Twin Ports Honor MLK

A mayoral reception in Duluth remembers Martin Luther King Jr's message.

DULUTH, Minn.-Thursday night the Twin Ports remember Martin Luther King Junior during a mayoral reception. This year’s moto is “The Birth of a New Nation” which came from a speech MLK gave in 1957. “He has the spirit of nonviolence and just excepting everybody for their own beliefs and we’re coming together as a community,” co chair MLK planning committee Salaam…

Depot Foundation Helps Fund DAI Exhibits

The exhibit currently is showing three artists works on display.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Art Institute hosted an art reception showing off three artists works. Exhibitions such as this are funded through a partnership with the Depot. The Depot Foundation receives tax dollars to be used towards tourism into the organization. The DAI determines how they wish to apply the funding to programs, which includes Thursday night’s exhibit. Officials say…

First Witness Child Advocacy Center Announces New Executive Director

DULUTH, Minn.- First Witness Child Advocacy Center is a non–profit providing services for child in abusive situations. The First Witness Board of Directors has now announced a new executive director, Tracie Clanaugh. Clanaugh has experience in non–profit leadership previously serving as the executive director of the YMCA community services branch. She will now be replacing Beth Olson. Olson served as…

Snow Storm Doesn’t Stop The DTA

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Public Transportation was not effected by Thursday’s weather. Northlanders can count on the everyday routes even in heavy snowfall. Officials say driving the 30,000 pound bus equipped with snow tires is just like any day on the job for drivers. “Obviously some operators are going to be more experienced in these conditions than others and often…

Local Shelter Offers the Pur-fect Yoga Class

The Humane Society of Douglas County is helping Northlanders relax with animals.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Studies show animals have calming affects on humans. The Humane Society of Douglas County says it’s true and is offering a pur–fect opportunity to relax with felines. Cat yoga is being held at the shelter. You can come in take a yoga class with a certified instructor, while the shelters cats roam around in relaxation with you. “The…

Leah Phifer Minnesota’s 8th Congressional Candidate visits Northlanders

 Leah Phifer will be holding more open meetings with the public.

DULUTH, Minn.- Leah Phifer is a candidate for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District and took a visit to the Northland on Wednesday. Phifer is running against Rick Nolan, in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. She previously worked for the FBI and homeland security for 10 years. On Wednesday she spoke with locals at Perk Place in Duluth explaining the importance of national security,…

Skating with the UMD Bulldogs

Little Northlanders skated at AMS Oil Arena with the UMD Women's Hockey team

DULUTH, Minn.-Sunday AMS Oil Arena was full of little hockey players. It’s a great day to be a UMD Bulldog, the UMD Women’s Hockey team hosted an open skate Sunday afternoon. The ladies said it was a perfect way to spend their Sunday. “A lot of them come to the games and I think just getting that one on one…

Banff Film Festive Shown in Duluth

The festival highlights adventures from around the world.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Banff Mountain Film Festival kicked-off night at the DECC in Duluth, but it’s not too late to catch the films. The film festival highlights short films of expeditions and outdoor adventures from around the globe.  The Banff Mountain Film Festival travels around the world. Thanks to the Duluth Cross Country Club the films are shown in the…

Spirit Mountain Hosts USSA Race

Kids of all ages competed in the family fun event.

DULUTH, Minn.- The sun was shining at Spirit Mountain as the USSA held the Minnesota/Planet Cup on Saturday. Around 360 racers headed down the slopes participating in timed and un-timed races. The competition included six different USSA teams one team is from Duluth, participating on their home slope. “It’s a unique event that you can be out on the hill, involved…

Flu Season Affecting Many in the Northland

Doctors say if you have flu like symptoms, stay home to avoid affecting others.

DULUTH, Minn.- Have you been feeling under the weather lately? Doctors say this flu season could be shaping out to be worse than last years. Medical professionals say you don’t need to visit the doctor if you have the flu stay home and rest. But the flu can affect some worse than others. “You may have influenza, you may not…

Senator Tina Smith Visits the Northland

Senator Tina Smith made her first public appearance since being sworn in.

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday night Senator Tina Smith made her first big public appearance, meeting Northlanders in Duluth. Senator Smith spoke with Northlanders at Hoops Brewery, on what she hopes to tackle while in Washington. “I wanted to come to Duluth and the north country right away because I love this part of the state so much,” Sen. Tina Smith said. …