University of Minnesota Duluth

UMD Staff and Students Gear Up for Welcome Week

DULUTH, MN- Welcome week will be looking a little different this year. With program reorganization, the duties of the week now are on the shoulders of four members of the student life division and other members of the kirby student center. This group has added more projects and activities allowing the freshmen to experience all Duluth has to offer. They…

UMD Public Health Students Showcase This Year’s Projects

Students proud to show off their hard work.

DULUTH, Minn.- Public Health students at UMD showed off projects they’ve been working on throughout the year. The 2019 student showcase featured campaigns and projects focused on Health and Wellness in and around the University. Presentation topics included ways teachers can prevent burning out from stress. “We all work so hard throughout the semester and we need a chance to celebrate…

UMD Welcomes Home National Champs

UMD Men's Hockey Team Greeted with Celebration Event.

DULUTH, Minn.- Everyone was a Bulldog at UMD’s Championship Celebration Tuesday. Students, staff, and longtime hockey fans welcomed the team home. To great fanfare, the 2019 NCAA Champions run through a big inflatable bulldog, greeted by a sea of maroon and gold. Three of the Bulldogs on the team are seniors this year so they get to end their college…

UMD Stores Prepare for Bulldogs Championship Merchandise

National Championship Gear Arrives on Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD bookstore is already starting to fill with Duluthians eager to sport their Bulldog pride. The store has sales on last year’s championship merchandise, and this year’s will be getting in on Wednesday. “It will be crazy,” said customer service employee Kim Pichetti. “Lots of traffic, lots of excitement, really looking forward to it.” Due to the…

1 Arrested, Light Pole Toppled During Bulldogs Celebrations In Canal Park

Overall, Duluth police said the large crowd mostly remained in control

DULUTH, Minn.- Canal Park was alive Saturday night after the UMD Bulldogs’ historic National Championship back-to-back win. Soon, a large crowd flooded Lake Avenue near 310 Pub, causing Duluth police to block off the road to traffic. Some fans took their excitement a little too far. “The guy got up on the light post and started shaking it real hard,…

30th Annual Fiesta Put on by UMD Latinx/Chicanx Students

Longstanding cultural tradition continues.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s diversity was on display at the Greysolon Ballroom, as UMD’s Latinx/Chicanx Student Association hosted their 30th Annual Fiesta. Greysolon was flooded with the sights, sounds and smells of Hispanic culture, as hundreds gathered to have a good time. 30 student volunteers of all backgrounds buzzed around the ballroom, banding together to promote Hispanic culture through the Fiesta. A…

STEM Discovery Day at UMD

University Hosts Weird and Wonderful World of STEM

DULUTH, Minn.-  On Saturday, High School kids explored the Weird and Wonderful World of STEM at UMD. The University hosted STEM Discovery Day where kids could learn about hissing cockroaches, owl pellets, and DNA extraction. The event aimed to get them interested in science careers. “Maybe in their home life they may not have resources or parents who may not…

Our Planet Summit Held Thursday

UMD students educated those of the Northland area Thursday

DULUTH, Minn.- The planet was on the minds of UMD students today as an environmental summit was held at the DECC. It was all about encouraging, inspiring, and developing connections about what is going on in our environment and what’s ahead. Organizers say the summit is a way to call on young people to take action and find solutions for…

University of Minnesota President Pays Farewell Visit to UMD

President Kaler to step down July 1st.

DULUTH, Minn.- University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is making his farewell rounds. On Monday he paid one last official visit to the Duluth campus before he steps down in July. The first stop on the president’s farewell tour was a sweet one, he visited the Chemical Engineering Department’s Chocolate lab at UMD. Kaler went through the through the same…

UMD and Red Cross Hosts Community Blood Drive

University's Pre-Med Club partners with Red Cross.

DULUTH, Minn.- Community members were invited to UMD on Monday to donate blood. The Pre–Med Club partnered with the American Red Cross to hold their annual Blood Drive, giving undergraduate medical students a hands–on perspective of the process. “This is more or less are kind of community outreach thing we go ahead and we’re just trying to get involved more…

Lake Superior Nearly 100 Percent Frozen

Cold and snow increases ice coverage.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s been an impressive winter on Lake Superior. That’s because ice has covered nearly 100 percent of the big lake. According to a Professor at UMD, the lake hasn’t seen this much ice since 2014. And, it will have an effect on our summer. “The timing of the start of that layer of warm water forming plays a…

National History Day Competition Takes Old and Young on Trip Through Time

Northeast Regional History Day Competition held at UMD.

DULUTH, Minn.- This weekend history lessons were given out by 6 thru 12th graders. Just a day after National Minnesota Day, Middle and High School students competed in the Northeast Regional History Day Competition at UMD. They competed to share websites, documentaries and presentations on historical events they’re passionate about. “You get mood swings, sometimes you forget where you are.” This…

Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights Coalition Teaches Homeless How to Survive the Cold

"I just like being able to give back."

DULUTH, Minn. – The Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights Coalition is connecting with the homeless community by starting a new group learning series. For the first time the coalition is teaching the homeless a few winter survival tips. Everyone at today’s session received a hat, warm socks and even a few tasty treats. The coalition invited a UMD Professor and…

College Students on State of the Union

UMD College Democrats Watch and Critique

DULUTH, Minn.- Lots of people in the Northland had interest in President Trump’s State of the Union Speech, including some younger eyes. Students at a few of the political clubs in twin port colleges tell us they had private viewing parties to watch the big speech. According to one UMD College Democrat, President Trump should focus on topics he feels…

UMD School of Fine Arts Dean Talks Future Program Endeavors

UMD School of Fine Arts is Preparing to Debut their Latest Production of "Love's Labor's Lost" Thursday, February 7

DULUTH, Minn. – Robert Kase, Dean of the UMD School of Fine Arts, is happy to be back in the Northland serving his community, staff and students. Kase, a UMD alumnus, recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the future of UMD School of Fine Arts. Kase is looking forward to seeing continued passion being poured into the program he…

Residents Meet to Discuss Future of Duluth Public Golf, Hear Potential Plans

Open Gathering Meeting Held at UMD

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s no secret that municipal golf courses nationwide are experiencing trouble with attendance and sales, and Duluth is no exception. Lester and Enger Park golf courses accrued more than two million dollars in debt over the last two decades, causing the city to reevaluate their value. A group called “Friends of Duluth Public Golf” held a meeting at UMD…

Tweed Museum to Host Grand Opening of “122 Conversations” Exhibition

Artist Anne Labovitz Set to Officially Unveil "122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders" Thursday, October 25

DULUTH, Minn. – 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders is a multi-city participatory exhibition by Anne Labovitz, whose endeavor is to be a catalyst for positive social change through this community-building project. Labovitz’s exhibition will be officially unveiled Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Tweet Museum of Art on the campus of UMD. Mayor…

UMD Takes Back the Night

March and Rally held Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Campus was alive Thursday night, with rallying cries against sexual assault and domestic violence, and in support of survivors, as a group Took Back the Night. The Kirby Ballroom abuzz with men, women and children gathered to work to end sexual and domestic violence, and reclaim the nighttime from fear and vulnerability. “I think it’s just…

UMD Land Lab to Promote Sustainability this Sunday

The 6th Annual UMD Farm Fest is Happening Sunday, September 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders are invited to stop by UMD’s Land Lab, located at 3568 Riley Road in Duluth, on Sunday, September 16 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Throughout the growing season, students and staff have worked to grow a plentiful harvest and educate the community on the topic of sustainability. UMD’s Land Lab Director, Randel Hanson, is excited to invite…

All Aboard the Blue Heron For LLO Science on Deck

The Blue Heron was docked behind the Great Lakes Aquarium for the outreach tours that have been around for about five years.

DULUTH, Minn. – Have you ever wondered what life is like as a freshwater scientist? Well today many were given the chance to find out. The program is called Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) Science On Deck and this was the last one open to the public. All aboard the Blue Heron! It was docked behind the Great Lakes Aquarium for…

Beefing Up Blatnik

UMD Civil Engineering Students Help Work on Blatnik Bridge

Duluth, Minn.-Some Civil Engineering students from University of Minnesota Duluth got up close and personal with the Blatnik Bridge. Students teamed up with the Minnesota department of transportation and WSP consulting company to attach and test sensors on the underbelly of the bridge. The sensors will be used for a load test which measures how weight of heavy truck loads…

Reading for Well-Being

Wellness Collection Opens at UMD Library

Duluth, Minn.- An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a book a day? The folks at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s library think they have the answer. The library just opened a new Wellness Collection. The aim is to increase awareness of well-being with different health related books. While the library provides some books, students are…

Improving Health in Native American and Rural Communities

Officials say the next step is determining what resources match the community's needs.

DULUTH, Minn.- The School of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Duluth is discussing populations with health disparities. Experts on campus are addressing how native american and rural communities could receive better medical attention. Officials say it’s a combined community and medical effort. “We engage in a process of which we get to know each other,” Memory Keepers Medical executive…

UMD Designated 3M School

The new program was celebrated Monday at the Nor Shor Theatre

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth is now the 14th Frontline Sales Initiative school in the nation. UMD is partnering up with 3M which is providing grants, internship opportunities, and much more. “I think its going to create tremendous job opportunities,” instructor of marketing John Krazt said. “So they can be promoted in corporate America.” The new program was…

Free Showing of International Movies

Each movie involves the theme of crossing borders.

DULUTH, Minn.- All week long free international movies are being showcased in Duluth. The World Languages and Cultures Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth is partnering up with Zeitgeist Zinema showing free international movies all week long. The WLC faculty members selected movies to fit the theme, crossing borders. “Whether it be crossing a national border, a linguistic border,…

Proposed Tariffs Could Have Significant Impact in the Northland

The proposed import tariffs are 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.

DULUTH, Minn. – Experts are saying the president’s tariff could have a massive impact on our region. We spoke with a University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Economics Professor about the possible impact on consumer prices. “The only one who would gain are companies that are being protected, but protection is not the best way to make the economy better,” said UMD Economics…

UMD Summit Takes Aim At Inclusion On Campus

The Commission on Race, Equity and Ethnicity sponsored the event.

DULUTH, Minn. – University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is doing what it can to create a more inclusive community. And that was this year’s theme for its 2018 summit on, Equity, Race and Ethnicity. This summit is about helping people be a part of an environment where everyone feels like they belong. That’s the Patrick Henry High School choir providing the…

Pet Program Helping UMD Students With Stress

Animal Allies, UMD Employee Health and Wellness Program, KUMD and other organizations sponsor the Pet Away Worry and Stress Program.

DULUTH, Minn. – Miniature horses, dogs and cats all made a visit to University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) for a Pet Away Worry and Stress Program. The event happens once a month on campus. It’s said to help students relieve some stress from all of their studying. Students say wellness and health isn’t just a physical thing, it’s mental as well. “Mental health is…

UMD Students to Perform with Orchestra

17th Annual Student Competition Concert

DULUTH, Minn. – Next week musicians at UMD will be performing in the 17th Annual Student Competition Concert. This is taking place on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall. Tickets can be purchased by calling 218-726-8877, or by visiting tickets.umn.edu. Categories: Community, Entertainment, Features, Links, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Orchestra, UMD, UMD Orchestra,…

UMD Students to Perform in Annual Bands Concert

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the musical talents of UMD students will be on display for the Annual Bands Concert. During the concert, two bands, The UMD Concert Band, which is made up of primarily non-music music majors, and the UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble, perform. Mark Whitlock, the Director of Bands, Trombone and Graduate Studies visited FOX 21 to discuss…

Northland State Employees Take Tribal Relations Training

In the future UMD wants to visit Red Lake and Grand Portage for more training.

Two thousand Northland employees are better equipped to handle tribal relations after taking a special training course. In just a day and a half state employees from more than 20 agencies learned about building better relationships with Native Americans and the tribal government. The training is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota Duluth Continuing Education, Department of American Indian…

Saturday Morning at the Races Kicks-off

The races give kids an opportunity to exercise away from the cold weather.

DULUTH, Minn.– Friday was a day for the races over at the college of St. Scholastica. Kids of all ages took part in the first Saturday Morning at the Races of this winter. Around 400 kids had a chance to exercise and take part in a friendly competition at the St. Scholastica gym. The races vary from 1/8 of a mile…

National Sexual Misconduct Allegations Spark Conversation on Campus

Addressing sexual misconduct now can prevent issues later in the workforce.

TWIN PORTS–  Women across the nation are coming forward with accusations against high profile men, which has created a ripple effect for college students in the Northland. The Women’s Resource and Action Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth has seen an increase in students reporting sexual misconduct. The incidents range from test messages to assaults that have occurred at…

UMD Offers Three Different Concerts for “Sounds of the Season”

Concerts Take Place First Weekend of December

DULUTH, Minn. – With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just about a month away, many Northlanders are getting into the holiday spirit. The University of Minnesota Duluth is helping locals get into the holiday spirit by hosting the Sounds of the Season concerts. They’ll be December 1, 2 and 3 at Weber Music Hall. Three different UMD Music concerts to…

“Antigone” Performed by UMD Theatre Department

"Antigone" is the Second Oldest Play on Record, Presented by the UMD Department of Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening now through October 7, you have the chance to see the second oldest play on record presented by the University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Theatre. “Antigone” is one of the most enduring ancient tragedies presenting universal questions of power and civic duty through a modern translation. The play depicts current political conflicts in our world…