Reading

Free Comic Book Day Attracts Comic Lovers Old and New

First Saturday in May comic book stores across the country distribute free comics.

DULUTH, Minn.- Nerds of the Northland, rejoice–for Saturday was Free Comic Book Day. Comic book lovers crowded Rogue Robot Games and Comics in Downtown Duluth. Store owner Ryan Fleming said every year they get as many as 100 people on this day. Comics, he said, provide a unique avenue to get kids into reading. “They were a great world to…

Coffee Conversation: Need for Tutors Rises in Duluth Public Schools

29 Tutors are Needed for Reading, Five Turors are Needed for Math

DULUTH, Minn. – Tutors are in high demand inside Duluth Public Schools. Duluth schools are currently looking for 29 literacy tutors and five math tutors for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. Minnesota is reported to have one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation, heightening the need for literacy and math tutors in schools throughout…

Tutor Shortage in Duluth

Tutors are need in Duluth but also in all of Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn.- More than thirty positions for Minnesota reading and math corps tutors are currently available in Duluth public schools for the next school year. These tutors don’t have to be teachers they can be everyday people who hope to make an impact in a child’s life, and those that do it, are thrilled they can help out in anyway…

Volunteers Honored by Duluth Mayor

Twelve different groups were honored Tuesday afternoon by Mayor Larson for their volunteer work

DULUTH, Minn.- Many Northlanders always seem ready to volunteer in times of need, and today twelve different volunteer groups in the region were honored by Duluth Mayor Emily Larson for all the work they do. Whether it’s taking the time out for tutoring and mentoring local kids, to supporting food banks and homeless shelters, or restoring parks and public lands,…

Local Authors, Characters, to Read to Kids to Encourage Educational Success

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend Northland children will get to hear from local authors and characters as part of a “Super Sweet Story Time.” This is a day-long reading event hosted by A Sweet Event and Legacy Toys. According to the owner of A Sweet Event, Peter Cpin, reading is the single most significant factor to influence a child’s early…

Book Signing to Benefit Marine Museum

"World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior" by, Gerald Sandvick

DULUTH, Minn. – A local author and historian has written a book about ship building in the Twin Ports and this weekend he’s using a book signing as a fundraiser. It’s all to raise money for the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. The book is titled “World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior” by, Gerald Sandvick. Here’s a look…

Book Options for Spring Reading

Coffee Conversation: Books Sparking Discussions

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Midwest Roaster’s Coffee Conversation we’re highlighting some books perfect for Spring reading. Shari Illig, Community Business Development Manager for Barnes and Noble, gave a couple recommendations. Illig says both books would make great book club books because they spark conversations. The first recommendation is titled, “The Stranger in the Woods” by, Michael Finkel. This…

Piedmont Panthers Prepare for State Testing

As State Testing Begins, Staff and Teachers Organized a Pep Rally for Students

DULUTH, Minn. – Excitement along with motivation helped welcome hundreds of Panthers back to Piedmont Elementary school on Monday after a week-long spring break. Students across the state are preparing to start taking the Minnesota Comprehension Assessment (MCA) tests this week. Before testing starts, staff at Piedmont Elementary wanted to pump the students and teachers up with music, drumming, and…