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Boating Businesses Ready to Set Sail with Modifications for Safety

Vista Star and Pontoons out of Pier B are changing their operations to ensure passengers have a safe nautical experience.

DULUTH, Minn.- As summer gets closer, Duluth begins to shine as a waterfront destination again. After looking at summer with uncertainty, boating rental and tour services are excited to say they can provide people that gateway to the big blue lake. The Vista Fleet is missing the big Memorial Day opening, but owner Justin Steinbach expects to be open by…

Duluth City Council President, Tourist Attractions Prepare for Tough Times After Budget Shortfall

So far businesses are allowed to open early May, but there's weeks of preparation involved.

DULUTH, Minn.- After Mayor Emily Larson’s announcement of the City’s tremendous 2020 budget shortfall due to COVID-19, tourist attractions navigate uncertain times through the most important dollar-making months Duluth sees all year. While Governor Walz’s stay-at-home order right now says businesses can start opening up the first week of May, owners of attractions told us they can’t just throw open…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Free Air Life Connecting Northlanders with the Outdoors

New store brings western outdoor style to Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new clothing store on 20th Avenue West in the Lincoln Park Craft District is bringing a taste of Western outdoors style to Lincoln Park. Free Air Life moved to Lincoln Park this month, after occupying a space in the Miller Hill Mall for a few years as the store “I Lake It.” “We’re really stoked to have…

New Western Outdoor Clothing Store Opens in Lincoln Park

Free Air Life brings styles from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new business is now open in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Craft District all about bringing western outdoor style to the Northland. Free Air Life is located on 20th Avenue West. A version of the store used to be called I Lake It when it was in the Miller Hill Mall. The new name comes from the Norwegian word…

Busy Weekend Ahead For City of Duluth

The waterfront will be busy with Blues Fest and Festival of Sail happening this weekend

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth will be extremely busy come the weekend as the Blues Festival and Festival of Sail invade the waterfront. And with the Festival of Sail coming, it means the Vista Fleet will be running tours beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sunday until 10 p.m. on Tuesday which means more work for the Vista Fleet. But those with the Fleet…

Experience the St. Louis River Aboard the Vista Fleet

The Annual St. Louis River Experience Voyage is Tuesday, September 11, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks looking to take a cruise on the St. Louis River have the chance to do so aboard the Vista Fleet on Tuesday, September 11. The event is being put on by the St. Louis River Alliance. Folks will start boarding the Vista at 5:00 Tuesday evening, depart at 5:30 and return to the dock around 7:00….

All Aboard For A Fun Family Cruise On the Vista Star

Vista Fleet has several cruises available throughout the summer.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Vista Star in Duluth hit the waters of Lake Superior for a family fun cruise. Even with a little bit of rain about 20 people were on board for coloring activities, face painting and food. Staff say the cruise is meant to be immersive and is for people of all ages. “If you really wanted to…

Vista Queen Arrives In Duluth Port For 2018 Season

Vista Owner Says City Will Be Building Temporary Docking For Safe Harbor During Seawall Construction

DULUTH, Minn. – There is a sigh of relief and excitement for the Vista Fleet’s 2018 tourism season with the arrival of the Vista Queen boat in the port of Duluth. Boat tours begin on Wednesday and the bigger Vista Star will arrive on Thursday. Owner Justin Steinbach said after he did a story last week with FOX 21’s Dan Hanger about…

Update on Suspect Charged in Vista Fleet “Theft”

Gregory Sullwold Allegedly released the Vista Fleet boats into the harbor last September.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gregory Sullwold, who was accused of releasing the Vista Fleet boats into the harbor last September, has pleaded guilty to felony theft indifferent to owner’s rights. The Greenwood man allegedly released the boats last year into the harbor with one of them nearly getting hit by a freighter. The boats were not damaged in the incident. Sullwold…

Boat Tour Offers Fun, Educational Ride Along St. Louis River

Coffee Conversation: St. Louis River Alliance

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is once again heading out on the water to educate Northlanders about the estuary. There will be a boat tour on the Vista Star Thursday, September 7 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Boarding will begin at 5:30 p.m. The river alliance will highlight clean-up projects, successes and future vision of the estuary….