Tower

City of Tower Forced to Cancel Saturday Fireworks Due to Dry Conditions

According to a post on the City's Facebook Page, "this decision was made on the recommendation of the fireworks display operator, the Tower Fire Chief, and Tower City leadership."

TOWER, Minn.- “Extremely dry conditions” have forced the City of Tower, Minnesota to cancel their fireworks display for Saturday evening. According to a post on the City’s Facebook Page, “this decision was made on the recommendation of the fireworks display operator, the Tower Fire Chief, and Tower City leadership.” According to Mayor Orlyn Kringstad, plans had been made to wet…

New BBQ Eatery Now Open on the Iron Range

Neighbor's BBQ Serves Fresh Meats Smoked Daily at Their Location in Tower, Minnesota

TOWER, Minn. – If you’re looking to get your hands on a mouthwatering rack of ribs, the Iron Range is now the place to do it. “I want to put Minnesota barbecue on the map,” said Eric Drake, owner of Neighbor’s BBQ. “I’ve been smoking meat for over 15 years.” It’s not Kansas City, Memphis, Texas, or Carolina style. Eric…

Fatal Snowmobile Crash in St. Louis County

Authorities Say the Snowmobiler Veered Off the Trail, Eventually Hitting a Tree

TOWER, Minn. – A snowmobiler is dead after a crash in Northern St. Louis County. Authorities say 51-year-old Daniel Cottew of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, was on the Arrowhead Trail near Tower when he veered off the trail, eventually hitting a tree. Cottew was pronounced dead at the scene despite life-saving efforts by first responders from Tower, Vermilion Lake, St. Louis County…

2018 Black Woods Blizzard Tour Looks to Surpass One Million Dollars

The Black Woods Blizzard Tour Supports the ALS Association Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Chapter

PROCTOR, Minn. – Over 200 snowmobile riders and dozens of volunteers are warmed up Thursday evening at Fortune Bay Resort in Tower, Minnesota. The 19th Annual Black Woods Blizzard Tour started early Thursday morning as riders bundled up and revved up their engines, all for a good cause. “My blood is going, I love it! It doesn’t get any better…

The Coldest Place: How A Small Minnesota Town Earned the State’s Frigid Title

On February 2, 1996, two Minnesota towns battled to set a new record cold temperature

TOWER, Minn. – 21 years ago, the air temperature in Tower, Minnesota hit a chilly 60 degrees below zero. The town, with a population of 500, nestled in the Northland, is the coldest location based on average winter temperatures east of the Great Plains. “So here I am, in the coldest place there is in America,” said Randy Semo, owner…

18th Annual ALS Blizzard Tour Kicks Off From Proctor

Hundreds of Riders will Travel Many Miles, Raising Awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

PROCTOR, Minn. – Two-hundred and twenty-five snowmobile riders took to the trails Thursday morning in Proctor. The below zero cold didn’t stop hardy folks from fighting for a special cause. “I started with it because one of my friends died of it, that’s why a lot of us here in Duluth got involved. Of course we’ve got our celebrities, Kent…