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Thinking Turtle Safety this Spring

Experts say Turtles will Start Moving, Crossing Roadways Early May, Beginning of June

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s getting to be the time of year when certain animals in the Northland wake up and make their way into the world once again. However, it isn’t always without risk. Wildlife experts are reminding drivers to be on the lookout for turtles. “If the shell is broken and blood is coming out, you can see flesh…

Wildfire Week Sparks Awareness from Minnesota DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is Looking to Bring Awareness of Wildfire Danger April 16-22

DULUTH, Minn. (DNR) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is raising wildfire awareness throughout the week of April 16-22. The DNR is asking Minnesotans to be thoughtful when it comes to using fire, and how they are using it. Many wildfires occur during the spring due to dry vegetation. Experts say this material can quickly catch fire between the…

Empty Bowl Raises Over $57,000 for Second Harvest

More than 150,000 Meals Raised for Needy

DULUTH, Minn. – Yesterday’s Empty Bowl event, raised $57,715 for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. The annual event ensures that about 150,000 meals will be available to the less fortunate. Since it started in 1994, the event has raised more than a million dollars for the hungry, which equals about 3.1 million meals. “Once again we are amazed…

Bridge Maintenance Scheduled in Duluth Area

Crews will be working from April 10-28 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be performing bridge preventative maintenance by cleaning all state bridge in the Duluth area beginning Monday April 10 through Friday, April 28. Crews will be working between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Temporary lane closures may take place during this time. MnDOT crews will be spraying down the bridge…

MnDOT Reminds of Work Zone Awareness

Nearly 800 Accidents Happen Each Year During Minnesota's Construction Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Each year in Minnesota almost 800 crashes happen just in work zones alone. It’s why the Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking to raise awareness during the week of April 3 through April 7. On average, seven people die each year in Minnesota because of work zone related accidents. With summer construction season setting in, MnDOT wants…

Bill lets Minnesotans choose what health insurance covers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A House bill moving through committee would allow Minnesotans to choose what conditions their health insurance covers. The author, Republican Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa, says the bill would cut costs by giving people the freedom to drop options they are unlikely to need. Democratic opponents say the proposal would raise costs by reducing the…

House aims to stem health rate hikes, stabilize market

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Republicans are preparing to plow more than $300 million into a new state program meant to reduce health insurance premiums next year. Minnesota has grappled with some of the largest rate increases in the nation. Premiums jumped by as much as 67 percent for shoppers buying insurance on their own this year, leading lawmakers…

Active Adventures: Hockey with The Minnesota Wilderness

William Seay Laces Up the Skates for a Go-Around with The Minnesota Wilderness

CLOQUET, Minn. – Ahead of Friday’s big game against the Aberdeen Wings, Meteorologist William Seay laced up his skates for the first time in a few months to practice with the Minnesota Wilderness. The team was gracious enough to show William a few tips and tricks on the ice, and he was more than thrilled to practice with the team….

Minnesota state parks get 2 new campgrounds for 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – New campgrounds, a new water trail and a new chance to see bison are coming to the Minnesota State Parks and Trails system this year. The Department of Natural Resources says two new campgrounds will open this summer at the Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota and Whitewater State Park in the…

Study: Minnesota Millennials Stressed Over Health Care

Minnesotans Show Striking Generational Gap in Knowledge of Health Insurance

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to texting terms such as “LOL” or “BRB” it’s no secret millennials have no problem understanding what’s being conveyed. However, a new study released by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is showing stunning statistics. The study show while nearly 80 percent of Minnesotans think managing their health is an important topic, far…

History of The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce

Northland Uncovered

DULUTH, Minn. – Downtown Duluth is bustling with growing businesses moving into the Zenith City. The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce played a role in that as they were founded the same year the city was incorporated. “We started in the core of downtown when there were very few buildings in the entire city,” said David Ross, President and CEO…

Re-Icing Likely Tonight as Road Temperatures Drop After Sunset & Wintry Mix Persists

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Tonight

High temperatures today were again above freezing in the mid and upper 30’s. We saw mainly light rain falling in waves across the Northland.  The fog has returned and is reducing visibilites once again. Tonight as the sun sets we will see temperatures falling again to just around the freezing mark. This will likely put road surface temperatures below freezing…

Four Seasons Supper Club

A Finland Staple Filling Up Hungry Snowmobilers For Nearly 50 Years

It’s no secret, Northlander’s love their four seasons. However, for residents of Finland Minnesota the feeling means something a little different. Owner Bonnie Tikkanen says, “I love winter just as much as summer, except for when it gets way too cold. Nobody likes that too much.” Instead of a winter freeze or summer heat, think sizzling burgers and cold drinks….