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More Than 100 From 148th Fighter Wing Deploy to Middle East, Among Other Regions

148th Going to Europe, Africa, and Middle East

DULUTH, Minn.-More than 100 airmen of the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth have now been deployed throughout the Middle East, Europe, and African regions. The deployment was all part of various programs including Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom Sentinel. “It is an honor to support our military partners in mission support against any potential threats,” said Col. Chris Blomquist of…

Arrowhead Road Project Approved

Project Approved by St. Louis County Board for $1.4 Million

DULUTH, Minn.-The St. Louis County Board has approved a construction project for Arrowhead Road. The project will include overlaying the portion from Rice Lake Road to Haines Road. It’s expected to begin in the spring at a cost of $1.4 million. According to the county,  the pavement is nearly two decades old, which means it’s sorely needed at that site….

Water Main Break on West Superior Street

Crews were on the scene much of the day

UPDATE: City crews have clamped the section of damaged pipe. Water is expected to be back on as normal at this time. ****************************** DULUTH, Minn.-A waterline began leaking this morning on West Superior Street, just outside the North Shore Bank. Crews are still at the scene assessing the damage. The water has been shutoff for that block. Categories: News, News…

Young Kids Getting Cabin Fever the Most

Experts Advise to Use More Indoor Activities that Burn Off Energy

DULUTH, Minn.-The frigid temperatures have a firm grip on the Northland as many of the residents in region have to put some extra layers on when going outside. Many others are choosing to avoid that hassle by staying in – in particular young children. We spoke to leaders from the daycare University Nursery at Coppertop Church who are advising that…

Bob’s Bike Drive Still Going Strong

Still Accepting Donations for Bike Drive

DULUTH, Minn.-Bob’s annual Bike Drive is winding down in the Northland, but they still need your help. The fundraiser gives bikes to needy kids around the holidays, but they still need about $3,000 to pay for the 400 hundred bikes and helmets they are handing out through the Salvation Army. No matter the case, the event speaks volumes about the…

‘Keep Everyone Warm’ Drive Today

Donations Will be Collected Through Sunday

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-The fall chill has already hit the Northland and that means the local homeless population needs your help. Helping stay warm is always a struggle this time of year for the disadvantaged, and today the “Keep Everyone Warm” drive was held at Duluth Dodge, to try and stop that situation. Organizers were collecting items such as warm winter clothes,…

Buffalo Valley Campground Busy With Tourists

Softball Tournament to be Held There This Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – Over at the Buffalo Valley Campground, the place is buzzing with activity with Labor Day tourists. Management there says they have been full every weekend all summer. “Every year it gets busier and busier,” said Darrell Eckenberg, campground manager. “I always tell everybody, make sure you do your reservations ahead of time.” This weekend the Buffalo House…

New Restaurant to Open at Holiday Center

Will Replace Porter's

DULUTH, Minn.-The old Porter’s restaurant in the Holiday Center is getting replaced. In October, the Lyric Kitchen and Bar will open. Management at the new spot said they have been seeing a lot of changes in downtown Duluth, which caused them to change the theme of the old Porter’s. “Duluth keeps changing and we wanted to be a part of…

BBQ Held for Law Enforcement

Chris Jensen is a Memory Care Facility

DULUTH, Minn. – Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation hosted a BBQ for law enforcement and first responders. Representatives there told us it’s a good way to get know all the heroes who help that organization in so many ways. Most of the time, authorities are there for some very serious matters, and the people that work there don’t get to…

Woodland Days Has Started

5K to be Held Tomorrow

DULUTH, Minn.-Woodland Days began in Duluth today with multiple bands performing at the Other Place Bar and Grill. Tomorrow at 10 a.m., a 5K run begins at the Rice Lake Township Fire Station. The 5K is being held to honor Fire Chief Matthew Frantz ,who passed away from a cardiac event while on duty. To find out more, visit http://redrun5k.org/.  …

Taste of Greece This Weekend

Event Runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

DULUTH, Minn.-Tomorrow, the 25th annual “Taste of Greece” by 12 Holy Apostles Church, kicks off at Marshall School in Duluth. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. It will feature Greek Dancing, a boutique, and of course, plenty of food. To find out more, visit  http://www.12holyapostles.org/taste-of-greece.html.     Categories: Entertainment, News, News…

Minnesota Asked for Voter Data in Nationwide Fraud Investigation

Minnesota is Hesitant to Give Up the Data

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Secretary of State Steve Simon says he’s not sure whether he will turn over data on Minnesota voters to a White House panel studying voter fraud. The commission was established by President Donald Trump in May. Vice chairman Kris Kobach wrote to states this week with a request that includes voter names, addresses, dates of birth, recent voting…

Minnesota Town Preparing to End Policing from Castile-Connected Police Force

Earlier this Month Officer was Acquitted in Philando Castile Case

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota city that employed the police officer who fatally shot a black motorist is preparing to end its patrols of the nearby town where the shooting happened last year. St. Anthony initially intended to negotiate a new contract with Falcon Heights. But the new terms included a request to shift all liability to Falcon Heights for St….

UPDATE: Georgia Inmates Captured After Killing Guards

Georgia Department of Corrections tweeted a photo of the two inmates, Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, who are being sought by law enforcement after two prison guards were killed in Putnam County on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Georgia Department of Corrections )SHELBYVILLE, Tenn.-A Georgia sheriff says it’s too early to tell when two inmates accused in the…

Battle Over Minnesota Budget Heats Up

Republicans and Democrats Still Have a Few Weeks to Strike a Deal

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Lawmakers have until May 22 to wrap up a new, two–year budget. But Republicans in the Senate couldn’t pass any budget bills Thursday for a second day because a GOP senator’s absence left them without the necessary votes. And Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders weren’t negotiating. Republicans have already sent Dayton five budget bills after pulling out…

Prayer Day Held in Superior

Trying to Bring Positive Vibes to the Community

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The 66th National Day of Prayer was held today outside the courthouse in Superior. The event today was newly elected mayor Jim Paine’s first prayer event. The event was held to help bring positive vibes not only for the community, but the nation as well. The leader of the prayer group, Rose Ligman, said the prayer is…

Party and Event Expo Tomorrow in Duluth

Expo Runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn.-The EventPro Party and Event Expo is all ready to go at the Heritage Sports Complex tomorrow. Dozens of vendors will be on hand including caterers and decorators. Admission is free as the the expo runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To find out more, visit this website. Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: news duluth

Hartley Begins Improvements at Park

New Accessible Loop Trail to be Installed

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth Parks and Recreation are working on improvements for Hartley Nature Center as part of a Mini-Master Plan approved in 2014. Work at the park started last year, including building a new boardwalk. This year, they will focus on a accessible loop trail and parking area improvements, among other things. Most of the projects are expected to be completed…

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…

Empty Bowl Fundraiser Looks to Raise $60,000

Expected to Raise about $60,000

DULUTH, Minn. – The 24th annual Empty Bowl fundraiser was held today at the Depot in downtown Duluth. The event raises money for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Participants buy a handcrafted bowl for $20. Then they get to enjoy soup and refreshments from local restaurants after the purchase. “People really like the art side of it,” said…

Emergency Personnel Honored in St. Louis County

Life Saver Awards Handed Out

1/7 Sheriff Ross Litman, Steve Roskoski, and paramedics Frank Roark and David McClellan (shown holding his daughter) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/7 Shown L-R: Emergency Communications Specialist Carmen Kimball, Hermantown Firefighters Jamie Lapage and Patrick Albrecht, Hermantown Police Officer Jon Enright, Sheriff Ross Litman, and Michele and Michael Mihalik and their daughters. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/7 Beau Foix, John…

Ground Is Broken On Belknap Reconstruction Project

Construction Will Wrap Up In 2018

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior city officials broke ground Monday on the Belknap Street reconstruction project. The project will starts west of Banks Avenue and extend east through the Hill Avenue intersection. During the reconstruction, Belknap will be completely revamped as the roadways, sidewalks, and underground utilities will all be worked on. “This is critical when we look at enhancing our…

Hibbing Man Sentenced for Role in Murder

Will Receive 41 Months in Prison

HIBBING, Minn.-A 19-year-old Hibbing man has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in a 2016 homicide on the Iron Range. Sean Powers was sentenced today to aiding an offender after the fact of death. Powers helped clean-up the crime scene after his roommate, Jaysen Greenwood, was murdered in Hibbing. Dylan Gilbertson, 19, is serving 35 years…

Taste at Fitger’s Tomorrow

Festivities Will be 6 to 9 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Taste at Fitger’s is tomorrow night. The annual event features food and spirits from a variety of local chefs. Those who attend will be able to enjoy all of it for a good cause – 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. The festivities run from 6 to 9 p.m. To find…

Reinert Named VP of Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Reinert Previously Served in Minnesota's Senate and House

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation has named Roger Reinert its new vice president. It’s a new position for the group, which will lead the day-to-day operations. The Foundation gives grants to non-profit organizations throughout the community, along with scholarships. Since being started in 1983, it has given away $50 million. Reinert served six years in the Minnesota Senate…

Construction Begins on Slip Bridge

Will Also Get New Paint in Fall

DULUTH, Minn.-Construction began on the Duluth Slip Bridge today. The bridge has had major issues over the years, causing it to constantly close. The new system they are installing, will be much more reliable than it is now, according to city officials. The project is expected to be completed by the first week of June. It will also get new…