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Pro-Police, ‘Reconstruct Police’ Groups Both Protest Outside Superior Government Center

The two protests converged to speak out on what they see as two very different sides of a police badge. 

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Signs and flags, conversations and tensions filled the grounds of the Government Center as a group in support of Superior Police, and a group pushing to restructure their local law enforcement protested in the same space. “We believe that there’s a lot within SPD that needs to be changed,” said Waylon J of the Expose the Gap group….

Protesters Rally Outside of Duluth Pack During Ivanka Trump Visit

Some protesters believe hosting Ivanka Trump will have a negative effect on Duluth Pack's reputation.

DULUTH, Minn. – Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Duluth Pack to protest the visit of the president’s daughter. Many of them are calling for change expressing frustration over the administration’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak. One protester was even dressed as a doctor from the medieval times of the black plague. “So my question is, who speaks for the…

Small, Peaceful Protest In Superior As Businesses Board Up For Potential Unrest

A rumored protest taking over the Blatnik Bridge didn't happen.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- At the corner of Belknap and Hammond in Superior Wednesday, a dozen or so young people peacefully held signs against the death of George Floyd and police brutality, cheered on by drivers honking their horns in support–amid rumors of protests and unrest in the city swirling for a few days. There was even talk of a protest overtaking…

As Duluth Curfew Ends, Police Chief Says “We Have to Find Equality for Everyone” Going Forward

Less arrests were made during a more peaceful Sunday night, leading Mayor Larson to lift the curfew.

DULUTH, Minn.- The city-wide curfew has been lifted in Duluth since Saturday night’s protest that turned violent in Lincoln Park– and that lift, said Mayor Emily Larson, is largely because people voluntarily complied Sunday night. “Because last night went so well, because the community stepped up and provided the kinds of support many of us have needed to feel, we…

One Protester Arrested, Car Set on Fire During Protest on Central Entrance Saturday

Car fire was ruled an arson, no arrest made yet.

DULUTH, Minn.- At times Saturday night, Duluth Police said it became difficult to respond to incidents of concern– even with about 100 officers out when normally around 20 patrol at night– because some protesters got in cars to head up Central Entrance at one point. A long line of protesters blocked traffic on both sides of the street, eventually stopping…

Protestors Rally in Duluth to Support Trump Impeachment

Protestors voiced disappointment with Republican Congressman Pete Stauber.

DULUTH, Minn.- As the House of Representatives is set to vote on President Trump’s impeachment Wednesday, some in Duluth voiced their support for his ouster. The “No One is Above the Law” Rally was one of the more than 500 protests planned in all fifty states Tuesday. According to organizers, they want to ensure Congress holds President Trump accountable for…

City Council Approves Riot Gear As Protesters Take Over Chambers

Disruptions Don't Stop Approval of Riot Gear Purchase

DULUTH, Minn.- After two tabled votes, and three community meetings involving the topic, the Duluth City Council voted 6 to 2 in favor of purchasing roughly $83,000 of riot gear for Police Officers. Counselors Gary Anderson and Joel Sipress voted against the purchase. Em Westerlund was out of town for work. Westerlund missed a city council meeting like no other….

Protesters March To Nolan’s Office Calling For His Resignation

The protesters say they want to hold Nolan accountable after sexual assault allegations against one of his former staffers.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly two dozen protesters marched to the front door of Congressman Rick Nolan’s Duluth office. Calling for his resignation. The protesters say they want to hold Nolan accountable after sexual assault allegations against one of his former staffers. They’re upset that staffer was hired back with Nolan’s office, a year later after being let go amid the allegations. If that means he steps away from representing us then he so be it,” said…

Protesters Show Up Against President Trump During Rally

Hundreds of people walked from downtown Duluth past the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center toward Canal Park.

DULUTH, Minn. – Although there were many people excited to see President Trump in the Northland many others were not. While President Trump was inside Amsoil Arena delivering his speech, hundreds of people were outside taking a stand to voice their disapproval. This was the scene in Canal Park earlier today. Hundreds of people walked from downtown Duluth past the…