Michele Hakala-Beeksma

The Depot to Host Native American Heritage Day Celebration

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Louis County Historical Society and American Indian Advisory Committee is organizing the Depot’s 4th annual celebration of Native American Heritage Day Saturday. The free event includes an unveiling of a new exhibit, native food, and more. Organizers will be featuring native music, history, and art, welcoming guests of all ages. The event will be held in…

Historic Log Church Renovated, Open for 134 More Years of Memories

St. Mary and Joseph Church in Sawyer built in 1884 is open after seven years of renovations.

SAWYER, Minn.- This Sunday mass was no regular one for these churchgoers. They were attending service in the newly restored St. Mary and Joseph Log Church. “They think this is the greatest thing that happened,” said Deacon Bryan Bassa. “I’m just, oh I can’t explain, it’s just out of this world.” Also called the “Sawyer Log Church” and the “Church…

St. Louis Historical Society Celebrates 97th Birthday

Society held an annual meeting with exhibits and election of governors.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Saint Louis County Society celebrated a big birthday: 97 years. They’re a society that loves studying the past, but their Annual Meeting was also about looking ahead to what’s next. Society officials said in late Summer and early Fall, they’ll be introducing new exhibits. They also plan to donate 2,800 books to Minnesota libraries and schools, on…