Morgan Park

Local Holiday Toy Drive In Need of More Donations

Mike Letica's Toy Drive short of toys needed, as demand increases.

DULUTH, Minn.- The organizer of a local holiday toy drive is asking for more donations, as they’ve been lower this year while the demand has been higher. Mike Letica, owner of the Iron Mug Restaurant in Morgan Park is looking for more donations of phone accessories for teens, games and toys for 2-8 year-olds, and clothes for infants. Last year…

Volunteers Remove Harmful Wild Parsnip from West Waterfront Trail

Invasive species can cause burns to skin and fur.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth is asking for your help to rid the area of the invasive species Wild Parsnip. The plant emits a sap that can cause burns on human skin and pets. This is not your run of the mill, vegetable parsnip. It looks like any flower. The Duluth Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, or CISMA, gathered volunteers by the…

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…

Flooded Roads Created by Frozen Creeks in Duluth

Crews use heavy machinery to break ice.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sometimes clearing flooded roads isn’t as simple as removing the water or unclogging a nearby storm drain or culvert. A harsh winter can cause water backup in another way. Duluth Public Works crews arrived to deal with about 10 inches water on 88th Avenue West. They found the drain didn’t take much unplugging, the big issue was the…

$75 Million to Clean Up St. Louis River

EPA and U.S. Steel Decide to Devote Funds and Time to Clearing Sediment

DULUTH,Minn.- Next year a $75 million cleanup project will begin at U.S. Steel’s former Duluth site on the St. Louis river. The EPA and U.S. steel made that announcement today as they reached an agreement on cleaning up and restoring the Spirit Lake site near the Morgan Park neighborhood. U.S. Steel is planning to pay 55 percent of the cost, while…

Senior Citizens Celebrate the End of Summer with a Side of Competition

This traditional Morgan Park Senior Picnic was put on hold for nearly 15 years, but it's back in full swing. 

DULUTH, Minn.-  It’s a celebration of summer, but this exclusive party is reserved for senior citizens. “And a picnic always sounds good,” picnic attendee Barbara Beverage said. This traditional Morgan Park Senior Picnic was put on hold for nearly 15 years, but it’s back in full swing. “Well, our senior community is one of our most prized so to be able…

Morgan Park Volunteers Focus On Bully Prevention At the Playground

The group is the eyes and ears for the police when they may not be close by and if there are problems kids face consequences.

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of volunteers have taken bullying prevention into their own hands in Duluth. We all know the police can’t be everywhere at one time so that’s when the playground patrol steps in. Spending time at the playground should be fun and a bully free zone and this group is making sure things stay that way. Jennifer Roy…

Disc Golf Course Coming Back to Morgan Park

Renovating the disc golf course cost about $2,000 and will have nine holes.

DULUTH, Minn. – Disc golf is making its way back to Duluth’s Morgan Park neighborhood. The previous course opened nine years ago and had some wear and tear. Community leaders tell us it was in desperate need of upgrades like new baskets. Renovating the disc golf course cost about $2,000 and will have nine holes. All of this is something…

Iron Mug Under New Ownership and Name

Starting on June 9th it will be called Letica's Iron Mug.

  Duluth, Minn.- The Iron Mug Coffee House is a staple the Morgan Park neighborhood, announced it would be closing its doors earlier this month but now it’s getting some new life after being purchased by a longtime Morgan Park resident. After receiving many concerned calls about the fate of the Iron Mug Coffee House friends convinced local businessman Mike…

Teardown of Morgan Park Middle School Continues

Some Rentals Will be Available in November

DULUTH, Minn.-The teardown of the old Morgan Park Middle School is continuing to buzz along which will eventually make way for some new rental units. The development will consist of eight, 12–plex town homes totaling out to 96 units. Once demolition is complete, construction of the new units is expected to begin in June at a total cost of $19…

Morgan Park Church Stands Tall for 100 Years

Northland Uncovered: United Protestant Church

DULUTH, Minn. – A community in Duluth was created by US Steel more than 100 years ago. Morgan Park residents feel a strong sense of community there. One Duluth man, Chet Johnson, has enjoyed his time in the neighborhood so much, he’s been attending the same church for 80 years. That church is United Protestant Church and it was built…

Former Students Remember Happy Times at Morgan Park School

Northland Uncovered: Morgan Park School

DULUTH, Minn. – A school standing in Duluth for over 100 years is being torn down to make room for new apartments. A fence and no trespassing signs now surround the old Morgan Park School. These images representing a much different message than the one former students remember. “It was like a big, happy community,” said 1980 graduate Mike Letica….

Morgan Park School Begins New Chapter

The demolition of Monday Park Schools began on Monday.

DULUTH, Minn.- Morgan Park School has been apart of the community for the past 102 years, but the property is heading into its next chapter. The first steps of demolition began Monday to make way for 96 town home units. The Morgan Park Estates as they are being called is a nearly $18 million investment into Morgan Park. The demolition…