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Age Well Arrowhead Seeking Volunteers for “Groceries-to-Go” Program

Contact (218) 623 - 7800 to Sign Up and Volunteer with Age Well Arrowhead

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks interested in making a big impact in the community have the chance to help Age Well Arrowhead this summer. Groceries-to-Go started three years ago in December of 2016, aimed at taking orders, shopping, and delivering groceries to seniors in need throughout Duluth, Hermantown, Superior, Proctor, and Cloquet. Volunteers will be responsible for calling program participants Mondays…

62nd Annual Duluth Lions Club Pancake Day Quickly Approaching

The 62nd Annual Duluth Lions Pancake Day is Thursday, May 2 from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Tickets are currently on sale for the 62nd Duluth Lions Pancake Day fundraiser. The annual event is happening Thursday, May 2 from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. inside Pioneer Hall at the DECC. 2019 Pancake Day Chair Pat Swenson said the Duluth Lions hope to serve 12,000 people and raise $ 70,000.00 this year to allow the organization to continue…

Historic Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad in Search of Volunteers

Volunteers are Invited to Attend an Upcoming Meeting at the Superior Public Library Saturday, March 30

DULUTH, Minn. – According to a recent study conducted by UMD, the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (LSMR) is responsible for bringing nearly $1.6 million dollars to the Duluth area thanks to tourism every year. President of LSMR Joel Manns says he and his team are surprised at the recent results, but honored to be making such a big impact in…

Volunteers Needed at Animal Allies Humane Society

The Demand for Volunteers is an Ongoing Concern for Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 700 volunteers help keep the doors open and animals happy at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth every year, but staff members say they can never have enough helping hands. “The cats are just amazing and the dogs are always so friendly,” said volunteer Amber Karlstedt. It’s safe to say many of us most likely…

16th Annual Dig in for the Downtown Waterfront

Gardeners and city workers are planting for a blooming city

DULUTH, Minn.- Volunteers are digging in to make sure Duluth is colorful regardless of the weather. Gardeners and city workers are planting for a blooming city during Dig in for the Downtown Waterfront. This is the 16th year the Greater Downtown Council and City of Duluth held the annual event putting together large planters. Two volunteers we spoke with have…

Cleaning-up the S.S. Meteor

The S.S. Meteor Whaleback Museum will open-up mid-May.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-It’s that time of year, clean up for the S.S. Meteor is underway this weekend. It’s become known as work weekend. The view of the ship is beautiful, but the projects volunteers work on are hard work. Every year around 50 volunteers lend a hand. “This event is really humbling, these people mostly come from out of town on…

Volunteers Needed to Help Preserve Veterans’ Stories

Volunteers will conduct one-on-one interviews recording a veteran's history.

DULUTH, Minn.- Veterans in Duluth are willing to share their stories and volunteers are needed to listen. The St. Louis County Historical Society is asking for good listeners to conduct oral history interviews with veterans from all military branches. Volunteers will be partnered up with a veteran for a one–on–one listening session. One veteran says many can be hesitant to…

How to Volunteer for the Quilt-a-Thon

The Quilt-a-Thon donates comforters to kids in crisis.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Northlanders are making quilts for kids in crisis at the 26th Quilt-a-Thon. Volunteers make nearly 50 quilts during Quilt-a-Thon, over all 100 quilts will be donated to various organizations. Sewers will gather at the Mariner Retail in Superior at 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. Organizers say everyone is welcome to lend a hand. “I guess you really get the…

Volunteers Clean-up Lake Superior Museum

The annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Lake Superior Maritime Museum brought in plenty of helping hands.

DULUTH, Minn.- Spring is in the air, on Thursday the Lake Superior Maritime Museum held its annual Spring Cleaning Day. Over 20 volunteers grabbed brooms and polish, making the Visitor Center at the Maritime Museum spick-and-span. One woman we spoke with loves the museum and volunteers every year to give back. “You learn a little bit every time you come,” volunteer…

Preparing for the Polar Plunge

Volunteers are busy setting up in Canal Park.

DULUTH, Minn.-Friday volunteers were busy working in Canal Park setting up for the long awaited Polar Plunge. Although we’ve been talking a lot about the weather and chilly temperatures, the most important topic are the kids benefiting from the fundraiser. “You’re giving people opportunities that they might not otherwise have,” Duluth Police Officer Mike Thamm said. “It’s a great time.” Even…

Putting a Stop to Domestic Violence

Find out how you can help prevent domestic violence in your community.

DULUTH, Minn.- A group in Duluth is looking to put an end to domestic violence. The organization Men as Peacemakers are hosting training sessions to help volunteers for what they call  “Domestic Violence Restorative Circles”  which work with both survivors, as well as offenders, to help heal, and stop violence. “We can’t just put a band aid over something like…

Volunteers Clean up Local Park with Bonfire Bash

Volunteers are clearing out honeysuckle brush and buckthorn.

DULUTH, Minn.- Volunteers held a bonfire bash with aims to help reach a $10,000 grant to improve Norton Park. The Duluth Invasive Species Red Rapid Respone team is helping make Norton Park an enjoyable place for everyone. Friday the clean up crew burned the collected invasive brush inviting volunteers to lend a hand and warm up by the fire. “We have…

Carrying Trail Mail in the Beargrease Marathon

The trail mail is sent in from people around the world.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.– While on the trail mushers are looking after more than just their sled team, each racer is carrying up to a dozen pieces of trial mail. Racing with the letters is another way to honor John Beargrease and his route delivering mail. The Two Harbors Postal Service, volunteers helping run the event every year. Workers say they’re…

Inside the John Beargrease Opening Ceremony

The ceremony brings together everyone involved in the marathon, one last time before the race.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Preparations for the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog marathon took place in Two Harbors Saturday. Saturday night’s opening ceremony sheds light on how many volunteers, sponsors, and participants it takes to make this tradition going for years to come. “Let people know that they’re involved in this race and if you ever sit down and listen to…

Make Every Child Smile Toy Drive

The toy drive is open for any Northland family in need.

DULUTH, Minn.– Four days until Christmas and Northlanders are busy shopping, the second annual Make Every Child Smile Toy Drive ensures all families can shop. The event is put together by a local entrepreneur Mike Letica. Letica said a Facebook post last year took off and now the toy drive will be an annual event. This year hundreds of gifts…

Volunteers Spend Their Day of Caring At Safe Haven Shelter & Resource Center

Several non-profits benefited from the local projects for this Day of Caring Holiday Edition

DULUTH, Minn. – United Way’s Day of Caring lets volunteers pitch in at local non-profits by doing what they do best, volunteer. Safe Haven in Duluth works with women and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Volunteers were in the kitchen helping out and had it smelling like fresh baked cookies. The kids will bring the cookies home and decorate them with their family….

New Program Helps Domestic Abuse Survivors Temporarily House Pets

The Twin Ports Pets Housing Program helps victims have one less thing to worry about.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Leaving a  relationship with domestic abuse is a difficult situation and here in the Twin Ports it’s a decision made even harder, as victims fear about what will happen to their pets. The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) is asking the community to help a new program, that will ensure victim’s animals will have a home….

Northlanders Celebrate at Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet

Northlanders flock the Twin Ports Buffet.

DULUTH, Minn.-  On average 46 million turkeys are gobbled up on Thanksgiving according to the National Turkey Federation.The Thanksgiving buffet at the DECC served up plenty in the Northland. The 28th annual Twin Ports Buffet fed nearly 5,ooo people of all ages. Families gather around the table, others are filled with Northlanders getting to know their neighbors. One couple attends…

Northlanders Help Create Gingerbread City

Families learn Nordic and Minnesota Christmas traditions while constructing the Gingerbread City.

DULUTH, Minn.- Little Northlanders gathered Saturday constructing a Gingerbread Village. The 6th annual Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City is on display at the Nordic Center. Families got in to the holiday spirit making traditional Nordic crafts. Art education students from the University of Minnesota Duluth volunteered, helping create the winter wonderland. “I find it very interesting because a lot of this information I…

Northlanders Spread Thanksgiving Cheer

Northlanders come together during the Thanksgiving season, ensuring everyone has a hot meal.

DULUTH, Minn.- Nearly 5,000 meals are given out on Thanksgiving at the 28th annual Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet. Preparations to feed Northlanders at the Thanksgiving feast, begin back in August. Friday volunteers brought in 2,200 pounds of turkey and nearly 1,900 pounds of mashed potatoes. The group of volunteers lending a hand, come from many different backgrounds. “We really all…

Fighting Domestic Violence in the Northland

One local organization gives locals an opportunity to make a direct impact on abuse within the community.

DULUTH, Minn.- The organization Men as Peacemakers, aims to make a  direct impact on the domestic violence within our community. The organization is hosting domestic violence restorative circles, which rely on community support. The classes needed to be a volunteer are currently underway this weekend. Around four to six community members are needed during each circle meeting. This weekend the training…

St. Luke’s Hosts Annual Holiday Celebration Sale

The St. Luke's Volunteer Service Guild is Hosting their Annual Holiday Celebration Sale Benefiting Hospital Patients

DULUTH, Minn. – Volunteers at St. Luke’s in Duluth are thinking holiday shopping already with their Annual Holiday Celebration Sale happening Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The St. Luke’s Volunteer Service Guild hosts the fundraiser numerous times throughout the year. This unique holiday sale features holiday decorations, clothing, jewelry, toys by Melissa…

Animal Allies Humane Society Seeking Foster Families

Animal Allies has Reduced the Fostering Age Requirement to 18-Years-Old

DULUTH, Minn. – Adopting an animal comes with long term responsibility. For some, the commitment could stop an animal from finding a forever home. That’s why Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking for your help in the form of foster care. “We’re really looking to get our college aged people involved,” said Emily Aldritt, Volunteer Coordinator at Animal…

Friends of Animals Now Open, Seeking Donations in New Location

Donations Highly Encouraged at Friends of Animals as Humane Society Starts Fresh in New Location

CLOQUET, Minn. – After being closed for nearly one month, staff and volunteers at Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet are opening up the doors to a new location. While the excitement is high, funding is still needed to reach the final goal. Right now, there’s a kingdom of condos being built; condos housing herds of cute kittens. “We…

Shopping Made Easier with Groceries-to-Go

Groceries-to-Go Started in January 2017, Offering Seniors in Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor Help with Grocery Shopping

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to getting older, independence can often start to slip away, however, one local organization wants to change the outlook. Age Well Arrowhead is working to connect senior citizens in the Northland with volunteers, so living at home can continue for as long as possible. A trip to the grocery store can oftentimes be a…

Federal Budget Cuts Could Impact Foster Grandparent Program

Students Wrote Letters to Senator Al Franken, Asking to Save the Foster Grandparent Program

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Duluth second graders put to use their daily writing lesson, lobbying to keep a classroom helper on hand Tuesday. It all started with the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Each new President brings a new wish-list of ideas to the table when it comes to budget cuts. Nearly 200 senior citizens in the Twin…

Over Fifty Cats Rescued from Superior Residence

Officials with Douglas County Humane Society are Working to Clean, Vaccinate, and Find Homes for the Cats

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Douglas County Humane Society is seeing an influx of cats calling the shelter home recently. First discovered by authorities in December, a Superior residence was housing dozens of cats. Officials say the owner eventually agreed to surrender the animals. Staff at the Humane Society say they have rescued more than 50 feline friends since the middle…