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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…

Running Stores Prepare for Grandma’s Marathon

Duluth Running Company getting store ready for race weekend.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s Grandma’s Marathon Race Week, and Duluth running stores are getting ready for over 20,000 runners to take to the streets this weekend. Duluth Running Company is bringing out all their stock to prepare for runners, getting last minute gear not only during the week, but even right before the race. “We’ve had sales like happen day of,”…

Grandma’s Marathon Race Week Begins

Preparations begin for the 5k, 1/2 and Full Marathons.

DULUTH, Minn.- Pieces of Grandma’s Marathon are coming together in Duluth, as the Big Top Tent has just gone up in Canal Park. It seems the Marathon will reshape the city, to give runners a solid course, and give spectators a comfortable experience to cheer them on. Finishing touches still have to be added, like painting the finish line, which…

Father’s Day Brings Together Three Generations of Golfing Family

Men of the Mertz Family get together every year to golf on Father's Day.

DULUTH, Minn.- Father-son bonding can take place anywhere, even on a golf course. Every Father’s Day the Northland Country Club has a special day of Golf, which has rooted itself as a longstanding tradition in one family’s history. “This is a special day,” said Richard Mertz Sr. “We’ve done it for a number of years, we really have and sons…

Rip Current Warning on Park Point Beaches

Fire Department warns against swimming.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Fire Department is warning the public that it’s too dangerous to swim at park point beaches because of rip currents in Lake Superior. The rip currents extend as far as 100 yards offshore, and there aren’t any lifeguards at the beaches. There are red flags up at the 12th st beach, Lafayette Square, and the Park…

Teaching How to be Psychic at Valentini’s in Duluth

Beginners Psychic/Mediumship Development Workshop held.

DULUTH, Minn.- Some in Duluth learned how to tap into their extra senses at Valentini’s Vicino Lago in Duluth on Saturday. A Beginners Psychic/Mediumship Development Workshop was held, where participants learned how to give readings. The class cost $100 and takes place in different cities. According to the instructor, it can change how you see and experience your life. “Everybody’s…

Juneteenth Celebration Commemorates End of Slavery

Duluth NAACP celebrates with community.

DULUTH, Minn.- Wednesday the 19th of June is the holiday Juneteenth, commemorating the day when slaves ere set free in the United States,and it was celebrated on Saturday in Duluth. The NAACP gathered members of the community outside the Central Hillside Community Center for a cookout celebrating the day of freedom. Hundreds of people from all different backgrounds came to…

Bell of USS Duluth Now Hangs in Depot

After 5-6 years Bell makes it back to the city the ship is named after.

DULUTH, Minn.- The second piece of the USS Duluth, the bell, has made its way back to the city the ship was named after. The first piece of the ship, the anchor, can be seen from the Lakewalk. Crewmembers of the ship could not be more proud to have the bell back in the ship’s namesake. The ship’s bell signaled…

Summer, Tourism Season Right Around the Corner

Tourism expected to have over $900 million dollar impact.

DULUTH, Minn.- The official start of summer is a little more than a week away, and in Duluth that means Grandma’s Marathon, outdoor festivals, and live music at Bayfront Festival Park. Those events all bring in Tourists. Grandma’s Marathon brings in as many as 20,000 runners and their friends and family. That weekend kicks off Duluth’s summer of fun. Grandma’s…

Summer Means Time to Care for Lawns

Lawn Mowing businesses are busy preparing lawns after rain and snow.

DULUTH, Minn.- Summer is a time for many fun activities: vacations, swimming, barbecues. But it’s also a time to care for your lawns. After a long winter, many Northlanders get a good look at their lawns for the first time in a while. “Of course we’re running into things like 12 inch grass,” said Shane Madrinich. “With the snowfall it…

Geocaching Through Duluth Parks

Duluth Parks and Recreation teaches people how to geocache.

DULUTH, Minn.- The City of Duluth Parks and Rec Department is getting in on geocaching, to encourage more people to check out parks and greenspace. The first GPS navigation and geo–caching meeting was held at Enger Park. To geocache, you need a handheld GPS or a cellphone, and use coordinates to find hidden clues and riddles throughout nature, to lead…

Construction Begins on Highway 53, to be Completed October

Drivers should expect road closures and closing of a rest stop south of Eveleth.

EVELETH, Minn.- On Monday construction work began on Highway 53 just south of Eveleth. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, motorists traveling on Highway 53 will encounter temporary lane closures beginning Monday as a major resurfacing and bridge repair project begins. The Anchor Lake Rest Area will also close. During the closure accessibility improvements will be made. The rest…

Two Teens Killed in Nashwauk Crash Remembered

Aiden Hall and Trent Salminen remembered by Northern Lights Community School

DULUTH, Minn.- A memorial with balloons, and wreckage are all that’s left of a fatal car crash in Nashwauk, which took place Saturday afternoon. The crash took the lives of two teenage passengers. According to Minnesota State Patrol, a Honda Accord carrying 4 teenagers inside was traveling north on Highway 169 and tried turning left onto Highway 65 north. It…

Lifeguards Finish Training at Duluth YMCA

Final training session held for lifeguards to work on Park Point and at Camp Miller.

DULUTH, Minn.- Summer is almost here, bringing swimmers out to pools and beaches throughout the Northland. As they bring out their floats and bathing suits, Lifeguards are dusting off their skills, and rescue tubes, some for the first time. Only four bodies occupy the pool at the Duluth Area Family YMCA on Sunday. They take turns jumping in, grabbing another…

Making Way for Monarchs in Duluth

Monarch Butterfly population decreasing over time, in need of saving experts say.

DULUTH, Minn.- A certain winged insect was celebrated for arriving in Duluth. The Coppertop Church held their 4th Annual Monarch Festival, marking the Monarchs ending their migration here from Mexico. Experts, caterpillars, and real Monarch butterflies were in attendance, helping to educate and encourage the public to plant milkweed, a non-invasive plant that attracts and feeds Monarchs. According to experts,…

UPDATE: Two Missing Children Located, Suspect in Custody

Authorities Locate Two Missing Children, Suspect in Custody

UPDATE: Officials say the abducted children have been found safe. The suspect, 25-year-old Jeffrey Lo is in custody. ________________________________________________________________________ COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – An Amber Alert is currently in effect out of Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Police say shortly after 6:30 a.m. Friday, Jeffrey Lo assaulted the mother of his two children and left the scene in the mother’s mini-van with…

Fish for Free! It’s Take a Kid Fishing Weekend in Minnesota

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 7 - 9 in Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota DNR is proud to announce the return of Take a Kid Fishing weekend Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9. Minnesota residents will be able to fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing. “Time spent fishing can be can be a way for adults and kids to spend time outdoors together….

Lake Superior Zoo Spends Day Appreciating Members

Zoo holds Members Appreciation Day.

DULUTH, Minn.- Imagine having a zoo all to yourself for the day. Lake Superior Zoo members had that chance today for the zoo’s member appreciation day. After a pretty long and rough winter the zoo was full of sunshine and families as the zoo thanked their members for their continued support. The zoo was more alive than usual as members could…

Israel Malachi Announces Run for Duluth Mayor

CEO holds press conference at City Hall to announce run.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Mayor Emily Larson now has an opponent for the city’s next mayoral race The CEO of Duluth company Puritan Handwired Amplifiers LLC, Israel Malachi announced he’s running for mayor on the first floor of city hall today. He is running on a platform of cleaning up the city of garbage and rats, decriminalizing smoking and vaping laws,…

Landline Twin Cities Bus Service Takes Flight

Non-stop low cost service from DLH to MSP.

DULUTH, Minn.- Driving to the Twin Cities from Duluth can be tiring, especially if you’re trying to catch an early flight. That’s why the two entrepreneurs who started the bus service Landline said they chose Minnesota–to launch a low-cost transportation option to save people money, and bring more people in and out of Duluth International Airport. An open house was…

National Weather Service Prepares for Storm Season

Extra staff on hand to help NWS keep Northland ahead of severe weather.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The National Weather Service has extra staff on duty to monitor severe weather like the storms we had earlier Tuesday. Forecasters say it’s imperative to warn those on land and water of incoming bad weather to potentially save lives. “Our critical mission here at the National Weather Service is the protection of life and property,” said Science and…

DULUTH, Minn. –  Severe weather is likely to break out across parts of the Northland this afternoon and evening. A “Severe Thunderstorm Watch” covers Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis in Minnesota and Burnett, Douglas and Washburn counties in Wisconsin until 8 p.m. Large hail, damaging winds, heavy downpours, and cloud-to-ground lightning are likely with any storms that…

Fire Department Prepares for Water Safety this Summer

Department works to reinstall rescue stations.

DULUTH, Minn.- As beach season gets closer the Duluth Fire Department is working to reinstall the rescue stations along Park Point beaches. The stations offered information and helpful tips, as well as a rescue ring to throw out to someone caught in a rip current. They were destroyed by last October’s storms. “What didn’t take our rescue stations last fall…

Duluth Authorities Make ‘Historic’ Drug Bust

Police and Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force make largest seizure in city's history.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Police Department and the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force are hot off a massive drug bust, that’s being called the largest in the city’s history. After a two-month long investigation, two suspects–39-year-old Otis Weaver of St. Paul and 36-year-old Eric Black–are behind bars. Eric Black recently moved to Duluth from Chicago, where he…

One Injured in East Hillside Shooting

Injuries not critical, victim and shooter know each other.

DULUTH, Minn,- Duluth Police are investigating a shooting in the East Hillside Neighborhood. Around 12:30 Sunday afternoon on the 600 block of East Fourth Street, Police arrived to find a forty-two year-old man with an injury to his ear and the surface of his head. His injuries are not critical. Authorities believe the shooter and the victim now each other,…

Morgan Park 5K Raises Money for Local Church

Weather was perfect for some running.

DULUTH, Minn.- The weather was nice enough Sunday for runners to lace up their sneakers and participate in 5K’s, including one in Duluth’s Morgan Park neighborhood. The United Protestant Church hosted its annual “Morgan Park 5K Run and 2.5K Walk.” It’s one of the church’s biggest fundraisers. The 5K took runners on a little tour of Morgan Park, something organizers…

Seawall Rehabilitation Nears Completion

Work should be done before Grandma's Marathon.

DULUTH, Minn.- The seawall rehabilitation project in Canal Park is in the home stretch and should be complete before Grandma’s Marathon. The project has been done in phases and starting this Monday, the last phase will begin. Crews will be putting in a storm water outfall, curbs, concrete patios, sidewalks, turf, and a bike path. The Minnesota slip bridge will…

Celebrating Ramadan in the Northland

A look inside the customs and traditions of the holiest month of Islam.

DULUTH, Minn.- The evening of May 5th marked the beginning of the holiest month of the year in Islam. The month when God, or Allah, revealed the first verses of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad. The month of Ramadan. “It’s a training a ground for us where we are deprived of food and drink and intimacy really,” said Nick…

‘Cornholing’ MS at the Other Place Bar and Grill

Bar holds Cornhole Tournament to fight Multiple Sclerosis.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Other Place Bar and Grill in Duluth invited people to take to the boards to “cornhole” MS, or multiple sclerosis. According to organizers with Right BikeMS, the game of beanbags and boards was perfect for the whole family. “I was trying to find an event that we could get kids and parents all doing the same thing,”…

Fishing for a Cure for ALS

24th Annual Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament brings 300 anglers to Island Lake.

DULUTH, Minn.- Dozens of boats dot the water of Island Lake. They come in from a long day of fishing, and move out of the dock to make room for the boat to weigh what they caught. “Today we have 300 anglers out here fishing for bass, fishing for walleye, they’re out here trying to get the big one, get…

Barking Biking and Walking through Canal Park

Zeitgeist holds Bike Bark Walk through Canal Park.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Wednesday Duluth families and their four-legged friends enjoyed the nice weather by taking a long walk along the lake. The Bark Bike Walk took the group to 12th street beach from Endion Station. It’s part of Zeitgeist Community’s Duluth Superior Bus Bike Walk Month, to celebrate people-powered modes of transportation. “Sometimes it’s hard to forget that some…

Duluth Soldier’s Medal of Honor Finally Comes Home

Henry A. Courtney's Medal of Honor installed at the Depot.

DULUTH, Minn.- On December 30th, 1947, Duluthian Henry A. Courtney was awarded a medal of honor. That medal transferred hands for decades, before returning to Duluth on Wednesday. Courtney, a U.S. Marine, gave his life leading his troops on Sugar Loaf Hill in the Battle of Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Then President, Harry S. Truman, awarded Courtney the…

Bean Bag Leagues Begin Playing at Skyline Lanes and Volleyball

84 bags teams, 70 bacci ball and 350 volleyball teams play at Skyline.

DULUTH, Minn.- Warm, sunny weather means it’s time for summer sports and activities at places like Skyline Lanes and Volleyball in Duluth. They’ve opened up their deck space for leagues to play Volleyball, Bacci Ball, and starting Tuesday, Bean Bags. A total of 84 teams play bags at Skyline Lanes–42 on Mondays and 42 on Tuesdays. Along with the Volleyball…

Remembering the Fallen in Carlton

VFW holds Memorial Day Observance.

CARLTON, Minn.- Large, billowing American flags form a border around the graves of fallen soldiers on the top of the hill at Hillside Cemetery. The Carlton VFW Post 2962 led a large crowd in honoring the lives lost in battle. “When we’ve got a full cemetery of people it makes us feel very good,” said Mike LaFave, Senior Vice Commander…

99 Years Observing Memorial Day in Proctor

American Legion held 99th Annual Memorial Day Observance.

PROCTOR, Minn.- The American Legion 106 in Proctor held its 99th Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday. People started their observance at the Proctor Area Community Center before the Honor Guard carried the Memorial Day tribute to six different area cemeteries. “I think it’s so important to never forget them,” said Dick Jazdzewski, Adjutant with the American Legion, referring to…

Blessing Bikes at Vineyard Church in Duluth

Annual event ushering in motorcycle riding season held.

DULUTH, Minn.- During Motorcycle Awareness Month, hundreds of bikers from as far as Rochester came together at the Vineyard Church in Duluth, to hold the annual Blessing of the Bikes. The music blares, as young and old scarf down baked beans and barbecue. At first glance it’s a typical Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue outside Vineyard church. “It’s something that I…

Basking in the Sun at Brighton Beach

Northlanders get out and enjoy the summer-like weather.

DULUTH, Minn.- It felt like summer on Sunday in Duluth, and many spots throughout the city were filled with people savoring the sun. Brighton Beach was packed with people enjoying the weather in a variety of different ways. It was the perfect day for some vacationing in the Northland as they splashed around in the waters of Lake Superior. “We…

Season for Adopting is Here at Animal Allies

Mating season means an influx of adoptable animals.

DULUTH, Minn.- Animal Allies Humane Society is trying to get more loveable pets homes with some incentives. If you adopted one pet, you went home with a Swiffer Cleaning Product. According to the staff at the Humane Society said spring and summer is a great time for adopting. “There are many more litters of kittens and more puppies come through…

A Workout Fit for the Troops at Aerial Athletics

Annual Memorial Day Murph held.

DULUTH, Minn.- As many break out their grills and picnic tables this Memorial Day Weekend, fitness fanatics at Aerial Athletics honored Memorial Day in a different way: with an intense workout. The dripping sweat and the grunts of intensity feel more like a boot camp than a Memorial Day event. “Do something that’s maybe a little more important than an…

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation hosts Story Corps

Annual Celebration featured guest speaker Story Corps.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation held their annual celebration at the DECC, with a pretty special guest. A guest speaker came from Story Corps, a nonprofit organization which compiles stories from different backgrounds. Organizers said stories are key for the work they do in the community. “We know that one of the things that can really be…

Plans to Ease Bayfront Area Traffic and Parking Unveiled

Metropolitan Interstate Council holds meeting to release full plan, get public feedback.

DULUTH, Minn.- As summer inches closer, so do festivals and concerts–both at the DECC and at Bayfront Festival Park. Those events are becoming more frequent, and that means growing parking concerns and traffic that backs up onto I-35. But plans are moving forward to help change that, unveiled Wednesday by the Metropolitan Interstate Council, or MIC. The Council is working…

Campgrounds Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend

Buffalo House Campgrounds are busy getting ready for the rush.

DULUTH, Minn.- Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and that’s famously a time when families get in their camper, or pack up their tents, to go camping. With 105 campsites for RVs and areas for tents, the staff at Buffalo House Campground is busy getting ready for the Memorial Day rush. The peaceful trees and sounds of birds…

Students Put on Empty Bowl Fundraiser

Funds raised total $5,000.

DULUTH, Minn.- Two seniors from Duluth Marshall school put on their version of the Empty Bowl Fundraiser, previously put on for 25 years by the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Organizers said Tuesday’s event raised roughly $5,000, which they say helps because one dollar can turn around three meals. The two seniors, Elizabeth Jarocki and David Olsen, said that…

Public Voting for City of Duluth Flag Begins

9 final options available for choosing.

DULUTH, Minn.- Now’s your chance to help Duluth pick which design should be on the next city flag. There were at total of 195 designs submitted by people in Duluth, and a volunteer flag committee narrowed the choices down to its top 9. Those designs were unveiled tonight at city hall, and one of them will soon become the next symbol…

Ely Resort Impacts Veterans, People Living with Disabilities

Veterans on the Lake Resort is Located at 161 Fernberg Road; The Resort is Open Year-Round

ELY, Minn. – Recent studies show up to 20 percent of military veterans will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after returning home from war. While these numbers may seem small, the grim reality shows nearly 20 veterans commit suicide every day. One secluded resort in Northeastern Minnesota is looking to shed positive light on the reality, one visit at…

Jumping Out of the Cold, Into Summer Break

Planet 3 Extreme Air Park attracts families looking for fun indoor activities.

DULUTH, Minn.- When the weather on this planet gets you down, why not travel to a new planet? Planet 3 to be exact. Summer Break is beginning for students and in nasty weather like Sunday’s, families are trying to find fun indoor activities. So in the gloomy, windy, snowy outdoors, Planet 3 Extreme Air Park on 46th Avenue West, turns into…

Snow’s In, Surf’s Up on Lake Superior

Surfers make the best out of the cold windy day.

DULUTH, Minn.- While the wind and snow kept most inside, it brought surfers out to Brighton Beach to ride the waves. According to the surfers, once you’re in a wet suit, the cold isn’t that bad. They add that it’s worth it when you catch the perfect wave. “You catch the wave and you start to speed up a little…

Northland Greenhouses in Full Bloom Thanks to Spring Weather

Lilac Hill Greenhouse report higher sales with Mother's Day and warmth.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- The warm air and sun came just in time for area greenhouses to go into their busy season. The florists at Lilac Hill Greenhouse, formerly Engwall’s, said this past Mother’s Day weekend and this week’s warm weather has given them a boost going into the summer season. They say, after a long Northland winter, the flowers are refreshing….

Blacklist’s New Axe-Throwing Set to be On Target

New activity opens this Friday.

DULUTH, Minn.- The trend of Axe-Throwing in bars makes its way to Duluth, as Blacklist Artisan Ales prepares to open Axe-Throwing in their downtown Superior Street location. This Friday they will be debuting Duluth’s first recreational Axe-Throwing location, which started as all great ideas do. “It’s kinda fun because I thought it was a joke when it first started,” said…