Park Point

Park Point Community Plays Ball Together

All ages gather to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall.

DULUTH, Minn.- Members of the Park Point community got outside for the last few days of the Summer before Fall moves in. Folks of all ages gathered at the Lafayette Community Center to play a friendly game of softball, broken into Bayside versus Lakeside teams. Organizers say it’s nice to have neighbors out and mingling together. “I think it’s great…

Fire Officials: No Swimming Advised on Park Point Beaches

A Red Flag Warning is in Effect Through 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 12

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks are not advised to be swimming at Park Point Beaches today. The Duluth Fire Department has issued a red flag warning Wednesday, September 11 due to the high risk of rip currents. The warning is effective through Thursday, September 12. This means wind and wave conditions can support rip currents. Fire officials say rip currents are life-threatening…

Red Flag Warning in Effect for Park Point Beaches

Conditions Have Been Deeemed Dangerous Through 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 3

DULUTH, Minn. – Due to the High Risk of Rip Currents today, the Duluth Fire Department has issued a warning for dangerous effective immediately and continuing until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 3. The warning means wind and wave conditions are unsafe to anyone entering the water. Duluth fire officials advise you to stay out of the water regardless of your…

Plan to Swim or Not to Swim With New Lake Temperature Device in Park Point Beach

New temp and wave monitoring devices help Minnesota Sea Grant scientists get readings to public.

DULUTH, Minn.- New monitoring devices in the waters of Park Point Beach are allowing scientists to tell people how cold or warm the water is before they get to the beach. A temperature sensor and wave sensor were placed in the water last week for scientists with the Minnesota Sea Grant to measure water temperature and assess the possibility of…

Red Flag Warning At Twin Ports Beaches

BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT: No Swimming On Park Point & Wisconsin Point Wednesday

TWIN PORTS BEACHES – A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Park Point and Wisconsin Point Beaches until 9pm. High waves will develop as early as 10am, with the greatest heights this afternoon and evening. Winds are sustained at 10-15mph, with gusts up to 20mph. This creates dangerous swimming conditions along the Lake Superior shoreline, due to rip currents…

49th Annual Park Point Art Fair Happening Saturday, Sunday

The Park Point Art Fair is Always Looking for Volunteers to Help with Events in the Coming Years

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer on Park Point means a selection of over 100 vendors to enjoy this weekend at the 49th annual Park Point Art Fair. The festival and parking are free at the end of Park Point in Duluth. Organizer Carla Tamburro says the event is hosted rain or shine, with thousands of folks coming out every year for…

Bargain Buys Begin on Park Point

The 39th Annual Park Point Rummage Sale is Happening Friday, June 14 - Saturday, June 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Bargain buys are taking over the Park Point neighborhood in Duluth June 14 – 15. The 39th annual Park Point Rummage Sale is a four mile long event with approximately 125 yards full of deals. Food is available throughout the event. Free parking is available on both sides of the street. Click here to learn more about…

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 Rowing Club Prepares to Row Into Summer

Club holds informational meeting at Denfeld High School.

DULUTH, Minn.- As summer is about to roll in, Duluth rowers are about to row out. The Duluth Rowing Club is finishing construction on two new buildings at their Park Point location, just in time for summer. Those two buildings replace the reportedly failing infrastructure of the original building, built in the 1800s. The rehabilitations cost a total of a…

Early Beach Clean-Up

Clean Beach Collective hit the sand Thursday afternoon

DULUTH Minn.- Next Monday is Earth Day, and to get an early start on taking care of the planet, one group met for a beach clean-up in Duluth tonight. There may still be ice out on the lake, but that didn’t stop people from coming out to Park Point to clean up Lake Superior. About twenty people came out for…

Minnesota Sea Grant Watches Lake Levels Rise

Levels inching closer to record

DULUTH, Minn.- The turbulent weather this winter hasn’t only dumped tons of snow on the city, but added water to Lake Superior. Minnesota Sea Grant reports that the lake levels have risen, to 602.43 ft as of this January. This has caused some flooding on Park Point, and big waves splashing on Brighton Beach. They say the increase is largely…

City of Duluth Informs Residents on Upcoming Dredging

Dredging Harbor to Stop Erosion

DULUTH, Minn.- The city of Duluth hosted a public information meeting on park point, to go over the upcoming harbor dredging, taking place this summer. Over 100,000 cubic yards of clean sands and clay will be dredged out of the Duluth-Superior harbor and placed along Minnesota point near the Wisconsin Entry. The city says this is totally safe, and should…

End of An Era: Marcia Hales Switches Off Lights After 20 Years

Final Night Sends Off 20 Year Legacy

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s been over 10 days since Christmas, but the holidays haven’t left Park Point thanks to Marcia Hales’s light show. Until Saturday night, when she lit up Park Point for the last time. After over 20 years of bringing holiday cheer to generations, Hales said it has simply become too much. While she’s been approached by many who…

Marcia Hales’ Holiday Lights Up Till 31st

Hales Says, It Must Come to an End

DULUTH, Minn- As you are out enjoying the warm weather, you might consider stopping for some holiday cheer at Park Point. Marcia Hales’s Holiday Spirit in the Lights display opened on the 14th, and runs through the 31st. Families can take a tour of the different lights and head down to the beach, where even the sand is dressed in…

Hales Lights Brighten Park Point for the Last Year

Hales Says, It Must Come to an End

DULUTH, Minn.- A Park Point tradition seems to be coming to a close this year. Marcia Hales ‘s “Holiday Spirit in the Lights” display opened Friday night, for the final time according to Hales. With a heavy heart from all, Hales is switching on her lights for the last time, after two decades bringing smiles to young and old, brighter…

Storm Damages Boats, Sends One Into Duluth Harbor

DULUTH, Minn.- The raging water of Lake Superior knows no bounds. It doesn’t recognize that the dock is where boats are to be kept, safe and secure. The bobbing stern of a boat reads “Wild Water.” That boat lived up to its name, rocking back and forth violently with its peers at the pier by Lakehead Boat Basin. The dock fights…

Four Duluth WWII Vets, One Undying Friendship

Four Longtime Friends and War Vets Reunite Once a Year In Hometown of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-A cocktail of nostalgia and joy is always served at reunions. Seeing old friends and sharing memories of a time long past. “It’s wonderful, it really brings back good memories, and bad,” said WWII Staff Sgt. Dave Hennings. Some of those memories are darker than others, riddled with violence, conflict, and strife. These four friends saw it all, serving…

Stauber Starstruck as Pence Endorses

Pete Stauber is Now Endorsed by the President and Vice President

Duluth, Minn.-Vice President Pence visits Duluth just days before Minnesota’s Primary Election. Republicans have their sights set on flipping the Democratic state to Republican next year. Pence made it clear during his visit that he’s supporting Pete Stauber’s campaign for the 8th Congressional District. President Trump stopped in Duluth in June to Endorse Stauber. The candidate says he’s extremely humbled…

Duluth Rises Above Seizures

Epilepsy Foundation hosts Annual Walk to Raise Money and Awareness

Duluth, Minn- 1 out of 10 people have seizures in their life. Now epilepsy occurs when a person has two or more seizures at a time, and 1 out of 26 have it, with some not even knowing until much later in life. At Park Point, epileptics and their supporters connected, and walked, to rise above seizures. Around 300–400 people arrived…

Walk to Rise Above Seizures Thursday in Duluth

The 2018 Rise Above Seizures Walk is Happening Thursday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. at the Park Point Pavilion & Beach House

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the Epilepsy Foundation, nearly three million people in the United States have epilepsy, also known as a seizure disorder. The foundation states 60,000 people in Minnesota have the disorder, which amounts to enough people to fill TCF Bank Stadium. This Thursday, August 2, Northlanders have the chance to help make a difference by raising awareness…

Tricks to the Perfect Sand Castle

It's the annual Park Point Sand Modeling Competition.

DULUTH, Minn.- The competition is heating up in Duluth, a returning second place team shared their sand–packed secrets. The 20–17 reigning second place Sand Model Champs are back for first place. “We all put our ideas together and we made one big bakery,” sand castle creator said. But the competition this year is tough. Creative designs can be spotted all…

Park Point Hosts Water Safety Expo

DULUTH, Minn.- With these waves in Lake Superior, the risk level is moderately high, a yellow flag. “When you’re playing in the water be cognizant of what’s going on around you,” Duluth Coast Guard Dale Hollingsworth said. By staying aware the waves don’t have to put a damper on your beach day. “If you know what they are and what’s…

Enjoying the Park Point Rummage Sale Tradition

It's been a Duluth tradition for over 30 years.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The Park Point Rummage Sale stretches four miles long, drawing in first-time “garage salers” and veterans who know all the tricks. This year did not disappoint shoppers or sellers. “Beautiful area of Duluth for one thing, to be coming into Park Point, seeing the lake right around here and they have such beautiful flowers here,” shoppers Lindy Danielski…

Park Point Rummage Sale Underway

The Park Point rummage sale is taking place Saturday as well from 8 to 5 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn.- Park Point’s annual 4-mile Rummage Sale is underway. While some are shopping for fun, hunting for the perfect item is a sport for the veteran on-goers. There were packed driveways full of shoppers and streets lined with cars out on the point, which is a sign its summer for a mom and daughter duo who attend the sale every year….

Get Ready For A Rummage Sale In Park Point

The Park Point Rummage Sale is a two-day event.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Park Point Rummage Sale doesn’t start until Friday, but vendors are already set up and ready to go. The two day sale this Friday and Saturday is one of the biggest to hit Park Point. One vendor who’s been at it for years describes it as a circus because of the amount of people the rummage…

Annual Rummage Sale to Take Over Park Point This Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth tradition is continuing this weekend. The Park Point Rummage Sale is taking place Friday, June 8th, and Saturday, June 9. This sale is four miles long on Duluth’s Park Point. There is expected to be about 125 yards of bargains with food available throughout the event. The sales run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m….

Beachgoers Soak Up the Sun

Northlanders are feeling lucky with these above average temperatures.

DULUTH, Minn. – The sun was shining and Park Point was full of beachgoers soaking up the sun. Some people were out getting a tan and others searched for gold with metal detectors. Heidi Nelson says she looks forward to warm beach weather every year and says she isn’t a fan of winter so she’s taking advantage of this warm wave….

New Mixed Gender Bathrooms Open at Park Point

These two single-use bathrooms are equipped with locks.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new mixed gender bathroom facility is open out on Park Point. The facilities are at Lafayette Community Center. These two single-use bathrooms are equipped with locks. Organizers say the universal bathrooms are a great message for the city of Duluth to be sharing with its visitors. “So people with disabilities, people with families with special needs, and…

Volunteers Cleanup the City On Earth Day

Earth Day 2018 is centered around ending plastic pollution in two years, by Earth Day 2020.

DULUTH, Minn. – On this Earth Day dozens of earth friendly Duluthians took in the spring day to pick up trash along some of the city’s most treasured pieces of land. Earth Day is of course recognized every year to raise awareness about protecting the environment. Earth Day 2018 is centered around ending plastic pollution in two years, by Earth Day 2020. Here in Duluth volunteers of all ages were out showing their commitment to…

Powerful Winds Damaged Coast Guard Building

Strong gusts of wind damaged roof at Park Point Coast Guard.

DULUTH, Minn.- Powerful winds slammed the Duluth Coast Guard out on Park Point. Nearly half of a roof on the Coast Guard’s storage building was ripped right off. The roof folded over onto a boat and even took down a power line.  “Usually we don’t see something quite like this,” Petty Officer Tristan Degrush said. “I’m not sure if it…

48th Annual Park Point Art Fair to Attract Thousands

The Art Fair Kicks off Saturday, June 24 and Wraps Up on Sunday, June 25

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Park Point residents are inviting the community to take part in the 48th Annual Park Point Art Fair June 24-25. The fair starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. both days. Admission and parking is free at the nonprofit-coordinated event, which supports local ecological and civic initiatives. Over 110 premier artists will come together…

Morning Update 6-9-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland.

Categories: News Update Tags: duluth, Morning, Natalie Froistad, News, northland, Park Point, rummage sale, sports, Update, weather, William Seay

Duluth Parks to Receive Sixty New Recycling Bins

Bins will be Donated to the City of Duluth by Keep America Beautiful and Dr. Pepper Snapple Park Bin Grant Program

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is moving one step closer to become a more eco-friendly City! Recycling will soon be easier thanks to a grant from the Keep America Beautiful program and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Park Bin grant program. Sixty new recycling bins will be placed in 17 parks across the City. The City of Duluth was…