|Storms Cause Some Power Outages In Duluth - KDALGoogle News / 38 min. ago more|
KDALStorms Cause Some Power Outages In DuluthKDALDULUTH, MN (CBS-3) - Power has been restored across parts of Duluth that had outages due to several storms that passed through Monday evening. According to the Minnesota Power outage map, at the peak of the outage, about 530 customers were ...
|Storms Cause Some Power Outages In DuluthKDAL / 46 min. ago more|
DULUTH, MN (CBS-3) - Power has been restored across parts of Duluth that had outages due to several storms that passed through Monday evening. According to the Minnesota Power outage map, at the peak of the outage, about 530 customers were reported to have no power in the Duluth area Monday night. Most had power restored by 11 p-m. The company says they had a power line down near Mesaba Ave. and East Skyline Parkway, and that their crews were working hard to repair damages.
|Welcome Week Underway For New Students At UMDKDAL / 1 h. ago more|
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - UMD students will begin moving into campus housing and residence halls on Tuesday. Welcome Week continues through Saturday with special events scheduled each day leading up to the first day of classes on Monday, August 28th. More than 2250 freshmen are scheduled to start this fall, a five percent increase from a year ago. Overall campus enrollment becomes official several weeks after classes start but estimates are that 11,200 students will attend the University this year. Chancellor Lendley Black and his leadership team will join current students in welcoming the new students this week and a special pep rally is set for Wednesday afternoon at the Romano Gym.
|Fire Destroys House In OrrKDAL / 1 h. 2 min. ago more|
ORR, MN (KDAL) - The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department and several area fire departments responded to the report of a house fire at 4450 Pelican Road in Orr on Monday morning. When crews arrived, around 5:50 a-m, the house was fully engulfed in flames and was completely destroyed in the fire. It was determined that the house was unoccupied and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshall.
|Bygones for Aug. 22, 2017 - Duluth News TribuneGoogle News / 6 h. 16 min. ago more|
Duluth News TribuneBygones for Aug. 22, 2017Duluth News TribuneA city of Duluth program that uses infrared photographs to show heat loss indicates 80 to 90 percent of Duluth homes are inadequately insulated, city officials say. They've been bringing the photographs to neighborhood meetings to demonstrate the heat ...
|Folks Gathered at Coppertop Parking Lot to See EclipseWDIO / 7 h. 36 min. ago more|
Overcast skies made for some disappointed faces at first. But when the clouds cleared, you could see the eclipse!
|Girls tennis | Mayo 5, Eastview 2; Mayo 5, Duluth East 2 - Post-BulletinGoogle News / 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
Girls tennis | Mayo 5, Eastview 2; Mayo 5, Duluth East 2Post-BulletinSingles: Taylor Kopfer (E) def. Emma Trncic 1-6, 7-6, 10-5; Eastview (no name provided) def. Amazon Sorajja 4-6, 7-6, 10-8; Taylor Julsrud (M) def. Eastview 6-1, 6-3; Sutton Julsrud (M) def. Eastview 6-2, 6-1. Doubles: Emily Norman/Ani Bulbulian (M) def.
|Authorities: Man found dead at Brainerd speedway died of suicide - Duluth News TribuneGoogle News / 9 h. 4 min. ago more|
Duluth News TribuneAuthorities: Man found dead at Brainerd speedway died of suicideDuluth News TribuneAuthorities were called to a campsite inside Brainerd International Raceway early Saturday morning after a man was found dead. Deputies were dispatched about 2:30 a.m. Saturday to BIR to investigate the death, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office ...and more »
|'Areas of Concern' Found After Investigation of St. ScholasticaWDIO / 9 h. 9 min. ago more|
The Department of Education has found that St. Scholastica has 'areas of concern,' after an investigation into how the school handled a sexual assault allegation.
|Trump Notes Frustration with Long Afghan WarWDIO / 9 h. 42 min. ago more|
President Donald Trump says he shares the frustration of Americans with the nation's long war in Afghanistan, but a hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists would instantly fill.
|NTSB: Worker Urged Evacuation Before Minnesota School BlastWDIO / 9 h. 58 min. ago more|
A preliminary report of the explosion at Minnehaha Academy says a maintenance worker smelled natural gas and used a radio to tell others to evacuate just a minute before the blast.
|Gordy's Hi-Hat Founder Celebrates 90th BirthdayWDIO / 10 h. 1 min. ago more|
The founder of Gordy's Hi-Hat, Gordon Lundquist is celebrating his 90th birthday on Monday, August 21.
|Hundreds Glimpse the Eclipse from Canal ParkWDIO / 11 h. 35 min. ago more|
At UMD's viewing party at Grandma's Sports Garden, hundreds of people got a few brief glimpses of the solar eclipse from Canal Park. The clouds thinned just enough to get a peek through glasses or a viewfinder.
|Minnesota proposes new rule to protect wild rice - Duluth News TribuneGoogle News / 11 h. 54 min. ago more|
Duluth News TribuneMinnesota proposes new rule to protect wild riceDuluth News TribuneIn recent years scientists, including John Pastor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, found that sulfates are converted to toxic sulfides in some waters and that it's actually the sulfides that inhibit wild rice. But that conversion into sulfides ...and more »
|For just a few seconds, eclipse was visible in Duluth - Duluth News TribuneGoogle News / 11 h. 57 min. ago more|
Duluth News TribuneFor just a few seconds, eclipse was visible in DuluthDuluth News TribuneIt was just a small part of it blocked that I saw,'' said Basil Handsone, 9, of Duluth, who was watching the sky through eclipse glasses. "It was just part of it covered, but it was still cool." Then the clouds moved back in to cover the sun and the ...Thousands Turn Toward the Sky for Solar EclipseFOX 21 Onlineall 3 news articles »
|Ashland County teen missing - Duluth News TribuneGoogle News / 12 h. ago more|
Duluth News TribuneAshland County teen missingDuluth News TribuneThe Ashland County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since July. Kendra Lamb left her Glidden, Wis., home on July 19 and left town a few days later, according to the Sheriff's Office ...and more »
|Logging icon receives faceliftDuluth News / 12 h. 10 min. ago more|
21st CSC crew members Ali Tetrick stains the bath house at Joyce Estate on the Chippewa National Forest, which underwent the first of three phases of work Aug. 2-9, to repair the historic site that has fallen into disrepair over time. Joyce Estate, north of Grand Rapids in the Chippewa National Forest, underwent the first of three phases of work to repair the historic site that has fallen into disrepair over time.
|Owl attack prompts Minnesota state park trail closure - Duluth News TribuneGoogle News / 12 h. 21 min. ago more|
Duluth News TribuneOwl attack prompts Minnesota state park trail closureDuluth News TribuneMinnesota Department of Natural Resources workers expect a Barred Owl, similar to this, is what attacked the girl. File photo. BEMIDJI, Minn.—Lake Bemidji State Park staff have temporarily closed one of their park trails after an owl attack over the ...and more »
|Families gather on Duluth Town Green to enjoy solar eclipse spectacle - Gwinnettdailypost.comGoogle News / 13 h. 41 min. ago more|
Gwinnettdailypost.comFamilies gather on Duluth Town Green to enjoy solar eclipse spectacleGwinnettdailypost.comDon and Aziza Oberlander check out the view from their glasses during Monday's viewing of the eclipse at Duluth Town Center in Duluth. (Photo: Karl L. Moore). Families gather on Duluth Town Green to enjoy solar eclipse spectacle. Students and teachers ...and more »
|Dayton Joins Chorus of Concern over Mayo Clinic CutsWDIO / 14 h. 14 min. ago more|
Gov. Mark Dayton has joined state and local officials to express concern about Mayo Clinic's plan to cut services.
|Powerball Jackpot Reaches 650 Million DollarsKDAL / 19 h. 2 min. ago more|
UNDATED (KDAL) - The Powerball jackpot reaches what could be the 3rd highest number in U-S lottery history for the drawing on Wednesday night. Since nobody won the big prize on Saturday, the jackpot goes up to around 650 million dollars paid in equal installments over 30 years, or a 412 million dollar cash payout. The chances of winning the jackpot is one in 292 million and tickets are two dollars each. 44 states including both Minnesota and Wisconsin play the Powerball lottery.
|Coastal Resource Grants Announced For AreaKDAL / 1 d. 0 h. 53 min. ago more|
ST. PAUL, MN (KDAL) - Through a federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has awarded over 450 thousand dollars in local grants to protect and enhance inland coastal resources. There are nine area projects being funded by the grants. Research designed to reduce erosion of north shore bluffs along Lake Superior, a survey of trail use, the creation of an outdoor STEM program for kids, UMD research on Duluth area streams, improved access to the St. Louis River estuary, a mountain bike trail system in Lake County and the replacement of restroom facilities at the Willard Munger trail head in Carlton. Over the past 18 years the DNR and NOAA have provided over 12.6 million dollars in grants to projects of the Lake Superior Coastal Program.
|Viewing Parties Set For Eclipse In DuluthKDAL / 1 d. 1 h. 26 min. ago more|
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - A couple of viewing parties for the Monday solar eclipse will be held in Duluth. The Marshall Alworth Planetarium at UMD is partnering with the Sports Garden in Canal Park to show a special film about the eclipse in their mobile GeoDome which will be set up inside. Outside, special glasses will be distributed to safely view the eclipse as it happens. The event begins at 11:30 a-m and in Duluth, the eclipse will peak at 1:07 p-m when around 80 percent of the sun will be obscured. Inside the Sports Garden, live stream coverage of the total eclipse from NASA will be shown. The Duluth Public Library is also holding a viewing party in the main library's downtown outdoor plaza. There will be eclipse viewing glasses for those attending and special activities are planned.
|New Lighting Being Installed Along The LakewalkKDAL / 1 d. 1 h. 35 min. ago more|
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Crews will begin replacing the lighting along the Duluth Lakewalk this week. The new, energy efficient LED lighting is also expected to increase visibility for Lakewalk users. The project will begin Monday and may take up to several weeks to complete depending on weather conditions. The work will be done after 4 p-m and will start near the washroom facilities in the Canal Park area and continue east to Leif Erickson Park.
|Grill Wars Raises $13,000 For The Boys And Girls ClubsKDAL / 1 d. 1 h. 43 min. ago more|
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Last week's Grill Wars event at Bayfront Festival Park raised over 13 thousand dollars for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland. Over 2 thousand people sampled burgers from area restaurants that were competing for best burger bragging rights, a trophy and a thousand dollar cash prize from Centricity Credit Union. This year's winner was the Adolph Store, second place went to Superior Meats and the Northwoods Family Grill took third. The fundraiser is presented by Midwest Communications with support from area businesses including Fond-Du-Luth Casino, Super One Foods, Waste Management, Stewart's Bikes and Sports and London Road Rental.
|Tax Credits for Minnesotans Working in WisconsinWDIO / 1 d. 7 h. 19 min. ago more|
A tax reciprocity agreement between the states couldn't be reached.
|History Being Preserved at Duluth CemeteryWDIO / 1 d. 7 h. 35 min. ago more|
Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps is preserving headstones at a Jewish cemetery and Duluth.
|Despite hospitality industry concerns, Visit Duluth offers support for sales tax increase - Duluth News TribuneGoogle News / 1 d. 9 h. 33 min. ago more|
Duluth News TribuneDespite hospitality industry concerns, Visit Duluth offers support for sales tax increaseDuluth News TribuneThe half-percent sales tax she hopes to enact would raise an estimated $7 million per year from residents, visitors and others who transact business in Duluth, with the proceeds all earmarked exclusively for streetwork. Larson's plan received a ...
|Police Push Protesters Out of Dallas CemeteryWDIO / 2 d. 7 h. 13 min. ago more|
Dallas police are are on hand to try and break up scuffles between people rallying against white supremacy and supporters of Confederate monuments.
|Bayfront Art Festival Kicks OffWDIO / 2 d. 7 h. 15 min. ago more|
A Bayfront Park art festival has returned to Duluth for the 7th year in the art festival's history.
|Speaker Calls Conservative Rally 'Unplanned'WDIO / 2 d. 7 h. 29 min. ago more|
A conservative rally in Boston was said to have "fell apart" shortly after it began. Thousands of counterprotesters were left behind.
|New Medical Students Awarded Their White CoatsWDIO / 2 d. 12 h. 10 min. ago more|
University of MN Medical School-Duluth Campus students were given their white coats and stethoscopes at a ceremony marking the beginning of their medical school journey.
|Homes in St. Paul Area Evacuated because of Pipe Bomb ScareWDIO / 2 d. 15 h. 27 min. ago more|
Homes in St. Paul were evacuated after police said they found a potential explosive device in a vehicle.
|Endorsement of School Board Candidates Draws Some QuestionsDuluth News / 3 d. 7 h. 40 min. ago more|
Deanna Gronseth is a long-time teacher for Duluth, and also serves on the Hermantown School Board. She told us this year was the year she decided to volunteer to be part of the endorsing committee, for the Duluth Federation of Teachers.
|Touchstone Award Nominee: YWCA's Creating Future Women LeadersDuluth News / 3 d. 12 h. 9 min. ago more|
Girl Power. Those words are powerful, and are also the name of an important program through the YWCA of Duluth.
|Enhanced Drunk Driving Enforcement Campaign BeginsKDAL / 3 d. 20 h. 32 min. ago more|
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The Minnesota State Patrol along with regional and local law enforcement officers have begun an enhanced campaign to get drunk drivers off the road. Extra patrols will be on the roads and highways in the state between now and September 3rd. In the last five years, 16 percent of all fatal crashes during the Labor Day holiday period were drunk driving related. The Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program hopes to reduce the number of deaths and severe injuries to zero through law enforcement and public education. Preliminary numbers show that 73 people lost their lives in drunk driving related crashes in 2016 and each year nearly 26 thousand drivers are arrested for DWI.
|Water Contact Advisories Posted At Area BeachesKDAL / 4 d. 1 h. 34 min. ago more|
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The Minnesota Department of Health has posted "Water Contact Not Recommended" advisories at several area beaches where elevated levels of E. coli bacteria were found. That indicates the possible presence of fecal contamination. Signs are now posted at Brighton Beach at Gitche Gummi Park, the beach below Leif Erickson Park and the 15th Street Beach on the harbor side of Park Point. The beaches are re-sampled on a regular basis and updated information can be found at MNBeaches.org
|Fire Damages Vacant Duluth ChurchKDAL / 4 d. 1 h. 53 min. ago more|
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The Duluth Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 901 East 3rd Street at 4:42 Thursday afternoon. They arrived to find fire showing on two levels of a large vacant church. Crews remained on the scene for about three hours and damage estimates were set at 75 thousand dollars. The church had not been used for several years and was confirmed to be unoccupied at the time of the fire. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation by the Duluth Fire Marshal's Office.
|Firefighters at Fire at Duluth Church BuildingDuluth News / 4 d. 11 h. 18 min. ago more|
A fire started in a church building in Duluth on East 3rd Street. The call came in shortly before 5 p.m. As many as 20 fire fighters responded and some flames were visible.
|Math and Reading Tutors Needed in DuluthDuluth News / 4 d. 11 h. 18 min. ago more|
A statewide program that helps students catch up on critical math and reading skills needs more tutors in the Duluth area. The Minnesota Math and Reading Corps want kids to be successful readers by the time they leave third grade and proficient in algebra by the time they finish eighth grade.
|U.S. Coast Guard Holds Training on Lake SuperiorDuluth News / 4 d. 13 h. 35 min. ago more|
People may have seen an increased number of U.S. Coast Guard personnel out on Lake Superior this week. Don't worry though, it was only for training purposes.
|Grill Wars Set for Today at Bayfront Festival ParkDuluth News / 4 d. 18 h. 7 min. ago more|
Some of the area's most popular restaurants will be asking for your vote today, Thursday, August 17, as they compete for the title of best burger during the 2017 Grill Wars at Bayfront Festival Park. Presented by Midwest Communications, the 5 to 8 PM event supports the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland.
|Former Sheriff Gary Waller Dies At 72KDAL / 4 d. 18 h. 8 min. ago more|
DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Former St. Louis County Sheriff Gary Waller died Tuesday at the age of 72. Waller served as Sheriff from 1987 until his retirement in 1999. He also worked for the Duluth Police Department for 21 years and was the lead investigator in the Congdon murders. He was a member of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association and was president of that organization in 1995. Sheriff Ross Litman says "Gary Waller made our agency more progressive...strongly supported investigations and brought a modern ethic and new direction to the way we do our work." Honor guards from both the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and Duluth Police will be present at Waller's funeral that is scheduled for August 25th
|St. Louis County Authorities Investigate Human RemainsKDAL / 4 d. 19 h. 35 min. ago more|
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MN (KDAL) - The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department has been investigating human remains that were found August 11th southwest of Lake Kabetogama. The remains were discovered by a wildlife technician that was doing some research in the area. The initial investigation found that the severly decomposed body appears to be an adult male and could be a man who was reported missing by another Minnesota law enforcement agency in May of this year. The remains have been sent to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office to determine a cause of death and establish a positive identification. The sheriff's office says foul play is not suspected at this time.
|Minnesota Unemployment Steady Again In JulyKDAL / 4 d. 19 h. 51 min. ago more|
ST. PAUL, MN (KDAL) - The Minnesota seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady again in July at 3.7 percent. According to the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) that compares to a national rate of 4.3 percent. DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy nine of the state's 11 industrial sectors are growing faster than the national average and Minnesota employers added 7700 jobs in July. The Duluth Superior Metropolitan Survey Area showed a 2.4 percent gain in Over the Year employment, just behind the 2.7 percent growth rate in the Twin Cities. Education and health services led all sectors in job gains last month.
|Another study finds earthworms hurting maple trees in Minnesota forestsDuluth News / 5 d. 0 h. 34 min. ago more|
DULUTH, Minn.-Invasive earthworms from Europe that came over with early settlers and have been moving across North America ever since are causing sugar maple trees to decline in northern Minnesota forests.
|Mark Lilla's Polemic about Identity Politics in the Democratic Party is TimelyDuluth News / 5 d. 4 h. 51 min. ago more|
Duluth, Minnesota August 16, 2017: In his new book The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics , the political scientist Mark Lilla of Columbia University claims that he is himself a liberal, but he vigorously critiques identity politics in the Democratic Party. For him as a liberal in the Democratic Party, the New Deal hammered out under President Franklin D. Roosevelt represents the kind of liberalism that he would like to see the Democratic Party today represent.
|Funeral Held for Drowning Victim; Fund EstablishedDuluth News / 5 d. 9 h. 7 min. ago more|
Ryan Fuglie and his daughter, Lillian Fuglie, were pulled from Lake Superior off Park Point on Thursday and later pronounced dead. The girl who drowned in Lake Superior last week has been laid to rest.
|Time to Pat Yourself on the Back, DuluthDuluth News / 5 d. 13 h. 35 min. ago more|
Duluthians, while not ones to brag, might quietly pat themselves on the back and take a minute to celebrate the leadership role our city played in building the foundation for the UN Minamata Convention , ratified today. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury.
|UMD College Republicans Leader Steps Down Over ‘Tasteless’ Facebook PostsCBSlocal.com / 6 d. 16 h. 3 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The president of the College Republicans at the University of Minnesota Duluth said Monday that she removed “tasteless” posts from the group’s Facebook page, adding that the person responsible has stepped down from his role in the organization. Kynze Lundeen, the president of the UMD College Republicans, said that she removed a post put up Friday immediately after she saw it, explaining that it was “inappropriate” and did not represent the views of the organization. The post in question, which was captured in a screenshot by WDIO, shows a stylized image of President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis holding handguns below a caption about the U.S. military starting a colony in North Korea. “I don’t really like wars,” the caption reads, “but there is a cozy thought to the USA killing millions. I mean, we spend all this money on the military, why not use it?” Lundeen condemned the post, saying that it was put up by the group’s former vice president, who was not named. Lundeen added that the group took “full responsibility” for the post and that the situation was brought the attention of officials in the Minnesota Republican Party and the University of Minnesota. Another post from late July was also removed from the group’s Facebook page. It shared an image from a European white nationalist group with the words: “Nationalism is beautiful.” The UMD College Republicans caption posted with the photo read: “I [heart] America.” On Facebook, Lundeen said the College Republicans condemn white supremacy. The group also shared a statement from the College Republicans National Committee that called the deadly weekend violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville “vile, racist and cowardly.” —– The university says it was made aware of the Facebook posts Monday morning. In a statement, Chancellor Lendley Black said the group’s posts were inconsistent with the university’s commitment to creating a positive and inclusive environment. The school said it applauded Lundeen for her quick action, adding that the posts are under investigation by the university’s Student Life office.
|Father & Daughter Who Died In Lake Superior ID’dCBSlocal.com / 10 d. 8 h. 1 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The father and daughter who lost their lives in Lake Superior Thursday have been identified. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s office says 38-year-old Ryan Paul Fuglie and 10-year-old Lily Elizabeth Fuglie were pulled from the lake in Duluth after a 90-minute search effort by multiple agencies using five boats. Ryan and Lily Fuglie(credit: CBS) Fuglie’s other daughter alerted authorities after her father and sister disappeared while swimming off of Park Point Beach late Thursday afternoon. (credit: CBS) The Duluth Fire Department said a red flag rip current warning was issued Thursday morning due to dangerous conditions on the lake. Rescue crews battled waves as high as seven feet during the search effort. Two searchers were knocked out of their boat at one point. One of them was taken to Essentia Health hospital to be treated for inhaling water. Ryan Fuglie was from Osceola, Wisconsin, and Lily Fuglie was from Hudson, Wisconsin.
|Sheriff: Father, Daughter Drown In Lake Superior In DuluthCBSlocal.com / 11 d. 9 h. 26 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A father and daughter were pulled from Lake Superior Thursday after going missing off of Park Point Beach in Duluth. Fire officials say they were called to the area just before 4:30 p.m. after a girl reported that her father, 38, and young sister, 10, had disappeared while swimming in the lake near the Park Point Beach House. Asst. Chief Erik Simonson says the fire department issued a red flag warning earlier in the day due to a high risk for riptides. (credit: CBS) Multiple agencies — including the U.S. Coast Guard and the St. Louis County Rescue Squad –- searched the shoreline with five boats. The search was complicated by waves that were up to seven-feet high. The missing girl was found at about 5:22 p.m., and her father was found just after 6 p.m. She had been in the water for about 60 minutes, while he was missing for about 90 minutes. They were both taken to Essential Health in Duluth, where they were later pronounced dead. Their identities have not been released, but authorities say they were from Wisconsin. This was also a dangerous situation for rescuers. Two first responders were thrown out of their boat by strong waves. One of the rescuers was taken to the hospital to be treated for possible water in his lungs. The red flag rip current warning will stay in effect until Friday morning.
|DeRusha Eats: OMC Smokehouse Is Great Minnesota BarbecueCBSlocal.com / 11 d. 19 h. 44 min. ago more|
DULUTH, Minn. (WCCO) — When you think great barbecue, you might think Texas or Kansas City. But chef Louis Hanson wants you to think: Duluth, Minnesota. “We don’t have a culture of barbecue in Minnesota, I want to change that,” Hanson said. He and his family opened OMC Smokehouse in Duluth in early 2017. After just six months, Southern Living Magazine put it on “The Great American Barbecue Bucket List” as the magazine’s favorite spot in Minnesota. “It’s an exciting process that we’ve been discovered this quickly in the game,” Hanson said. The “OMC” in OMC Smokehouse stands for Oink, Moo and Cluck. “We do it all! Fresh smoked every day, competition-style barbecue,” Hanson said. Smoked beef brisket, smoked pork ribs and Tennessee Hot Chicken sandwiches. There’s smoked salmon too, a nod to the northern Minnesota barbecue culture Hanson is trying to foment. “We take this and blend it into a pimento smoked salmon cheese,” he said. His brisket is smoky, meaty, tender, juicy: everything you’d want in a brisket. The bark is made of heavy black pepper, paprika, salt, a little mustard and pickle juice. “You have to have that nice black coating, looks almost burnt. But that’s sealing up all the flavors and juices,” he said. Inspired by BBQ in Waco, Texas, Hanson uses sugar maple wood in his smoker instead of the traditional pecan wood. Pecan wood is expensive to transport to Minnesota, and maple wood is abundant near Duluth. “It’s passion. Waking up every day, doing the same thing, and being consistent. We’re only as good as our last brisket smoked,” he said. The rib rub is made with organic cane sugar and a secret blend of spices. “It’s gotta be sweet but have a kick, enough salt to penetrate as well,” he explained. As for the rib meat itself: “bite off the bone, not fall of the bone,” he said. The Tennessee Chicken Sandwich is made with tenders, as smoking entire birds would slow down his very busy, fairly small kitchen. How hot is it? “It’s tear in your eye…sweat in your brow. It tastes great,” Hanson said. “I call it a hurt so good kind of thing.” It’s barbecue so good, and it’s worth the trip to Duluth. OMC Smokehouse is another reason we can stop saying: Minnesota doesn’t have good barbecue. “People really want that product, and they’re excited about what we’re doing,” Hanson said. OMC Smokehouse, open daily 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 1909 W. Superior St., Duluth 218-606-1611
|BCA: Missing Duluth Couple Found DeadCBSlocal.com / 16 d. 12 h. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say a Duluth couple who went missing last weekend have been found dead. Eighty-two-year-old Ronald Tarnowski and 78-year-old Mary Tarnowski were last seen July 29. (credit: Duluth Police Department) The BCA said the two were found dead Saturday afternoon. Foul play is not suspected. Ronald Tarnowski was in the early stages of dementia, police say. Mary Tarnowski had right side paralysis due to a stroke.
|Wander Minnesota: Regatta Tours in DuluthCBSlocal.com / 18 d. 17 h. 13 min. ago more|
By Amy Rea If you’ve visited Duluth before, you may already be familiar with Vista Fleet, a company offering harbor and Lake Superior cruises. For the remainder of the summer season (through August), they’re offering a Wednesday night event that promises all kinds of fun (and good food, to boot). Photo by Paul Scinocca Duluth has Wednesday night regatta races hosted by the Duluth Yacht Club. This is a long-time favorite of residents and visitors. Vista Fleet offers special Wednesday night regatta cruises, combined with the unbeatable combo of bluegrass and BBQ. Photo by Paul Scinocca Get a closer view of the races, while enjoying a generous picnic served by local favorite, OMC Smokehouse. The menu includes pulled smoked pork and chicken, bacon bleu cheese potato salad, cole slaw, watermelon, and cookies–a perfect summer evening spread for watching sailboat races. Commentary is provided by long-time racer, Dale Hedtke, who can fill in the gaps in your regatta knowledge by explaining the rules and what’s happening on the committee boat. If you’re lucky, he’ll be willing to share some gossip about the boats and crews. “For years, we’ve all enjoyed seeing the sailboats out there. But if you don’t have someone in the know telling you what the different flags mean and where the course is — you’re not going to appreciate it the same way,” says Justin Steinbach, co-owner of Vista Fleet. If that’s not enough, each Wednesday night cruise will feature music by regional award-winning bluegrass bands. Tickets are $32.95 per person and are available here. The cruises last about 90 minutes, with boarding starting at 5:30 to get the cruises under the bridge for the 6 p.m. lift. Photo by Paul Scinocca What else is happening in our state? Be sure to check out the 10 p.m. Sunday night WCCO newscasts, where you can learn more in the weekly segment, Finding Minnesota.
|Police Seek Help Finding Missing Duluth CoupleCBSlocal.com / 21 d. 20 h. 40 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in Duluth are asking the public’s help in finding a couple who went missing over the weekend. The Duluth Police Department says it’s looking for 82-year-old Ronald Tarnowski and 78-year-old Mary Tarnowski. The two were last seen Saturday morning. (credit: Duluth Police Department) Police say the Duluth couple could be in a silver 2005 Chevy Tahoe with Minnesota license 852JXG. It’s not clear where they could have traveled to, as they rarely venture far from home. Ronald Tarnowski is in the early stages of dementia, police say. Mary Tarnowski has right side paralysis due to a stroke. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call 911.
|Goin’ To The Lake: Duluth (Day 2)CBSlocal.com / 24 d. 11 h. 26 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — All summer long, we’re embracing lake life across Minnesota and western Wisconsin — but not every lake town is a small town. Matt Brickman and Jason DeRusha are along Lake Superior for this week’s Goin’ To The Lake stop! Photo Gallery: Goin’ To The Lake In Duluth All Pints North & The Old Boathouse Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park will be home to Saturday’s All Pints North festival. It’s sold out this year, but keep it in mind next year. Another cool spot to visit in town is The Old Boathouse – which is one of the last structural boat houses on Lake Superior. It seems pretty spooky in there now; dark and musty, and it even has an old diving bell underwater. They’re hoping to get the funds to rehabilitate the boathouse to its 1910 look. Read More: Goin’ To The Lake: Duluth (Day 1) Night Fishing On Superior We can’t say it enough: People who live and visit Duluth love to get outside. And, of course, the biggest draw is Lake Superior. Matt and Jason headed out Thursday night for a quick fishing trip in search of lake trout with the help of Optimum Charters. OMC Smokehouse You’ll find a ton of places to eat in Duluth. One of the new ones is called OMC Smokehouse. It’s only been open for six months, and Southern Living Magazine already named it the best barbecue in Minnesota. Their smoke brisket is killer. Smoked salmon gets chopped up and blended into an incredible pimento cheese. The “OMC” stands for “Oink, Moo, Cluck.” And their menu is huge, with plenty of pork, beef and chicken. OMC’s Louis Hanson toured the south to learn from the best, and now he’s one of the best. Matt and Jason went for it in the kitchen, along with WCCO photojournalist Arthur Philips. Duluth Mountain Biking A lot of the focus for visitors in Duluth is on the water. But up in the hills above Duluth, Jason and Matt found another great outdoor activity — mountain biking. Duluth is one of just six Gold Level Ride Centers in the world. A great guy named Hansi Johnson, of the COGGS mountain biking group, took Matt and Jason out on the trails.
|Goin’ To The Lake: Duluth (Day 1)CBSlocal.com / 25 d. 12 h. 39 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — All summer long, we’re embracing lake life across Minnesota and western Wisconsin — but not every lake town is a small town. Matt Brickman and Jason DeRusha are enjoying the north shore up in Duluth for this week’s edition of Goin’ To The Lake! Welcome To Duluth Duluth is just a couple hours north of the Twin Cities. Any Minnesotan who’s headed there knows the view from the top of the hill looking down at the city and Lake Superior. It’s been perfect weather so far this week to enjoy the views! One big attraction for the people who live up here is all the outdoor activities available. You can see they’re surrounded by natural beauty, so it makes sense to get out and enjoy it. One great way to get out and enjoy Duluth is the Lake Walk — a roughly four-mile path along Lake Superior from Canal Park to the east side of town. You can walk, run, bike and roller blade. It’s hard to beat the view along the entire stretch! The William A. Irvin From Duluth, you can get to places all over the Great Lakes by boat — that’s why shipping plays such an important role here. The Iron Range has minerals the world wants. For more than 100 years, big boats like the William A. Irvin have been moving those goods. The William A. Irvin is the flagship of United States Steel. The great boat traveled the great lakes from 1938 – 1978. Today, it sits in port, teaching visitors from all over about the importance of shipping to this city. At 610 feet, the William A. Irvin is actually small compared to today’s ships. The largest on the Great Lakes is 1013 feet and 6 inches. Couldn’t be unlucky 13, so they added the extra half foot. Tours on the Irvin are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Kids under 10 get in free with a paying adult. Park Point Beach Just beyond Duluth’s lift bridge near Canal Park is one of the coolest beaches in the Midwest. The weather this week is perfect to check out Park Point Beach, which stretches seven miles from Canal Park out into Lake Superior. The Beach House was built in the 1930s as a WPA project. When the weather is calm, warm and sunny, it’s the place to be in Duluth. Glensheen Mansion One of the main attractions in Duluth is Glensheen Mansion. It’s welcomed visitors since the late 1970s, but these days, people are coming for different reasons than they used to. Glensheen mansion was built between 1905 and 1909 on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth. The total cost was $854,000, or about $22 million today. From the gardens overlooking the lake to the 27,000-square foot, 39-room main house, almost everything at Glensheen is original — donated by the Congdon family to the University of Minnesota. Duluth’s Canal Park Canal Park is a must-see Duluth destination. It’s right on Lake Superior, and it has tons of bars and restaurants, great shops — and it’s all walkable. You could spend a couple days just in Canal Park and enjoy your time in Duluth. There are plenty of hotel rooms available, and most of them are right on the water. Spirit Mountain’s Adventure Park One thing that’s constant when you talk to people who live or vacation in Duluth is the need to get outside and play. They are surrounded by natural beauty, and they embrace it all-year long. Just up the hill from Duluth is Spirit Mountain. It’s known for its downhill skiing, but there’s plenty to do there in the summer. Jason and Matt hit up Adventure Park Thursday, which features the Timber Twister — which sent the guys soaring through the trees above Duluth.
|1 Dead, 2 Hurt After Boat Hits Dock In Northern MinnesotaCBSlocal.com / 29 d. 10 h. 43 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 54-year-old Burnsville woman died and two others were hospitalized late Saturday night after a boat crashed into a dock and boat lift in northern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 11:15 p.m. on Dinham Lake in Ellsberg Township, which is about 60 miles north of Duluth. While the cause of the crash is under investigation, authorities believe speed, night-time operation and alcohol were all factors. The boat was carrying four adults, one of which was thrown into the lake upon impact. Witnesses rescued the victim from the water, and the victim was were transported to Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth with life-threatening injuries. That victim was pronounced dead at the hospital and was identified as Ann Marie Delanghe. Two other victims with lesser injuries were brought to a hospital in Virginia, Minn., for treatment. One of the four on board refused medial support. The four total were two couples from Burnsville and Duluth. The driver of the boat, a 50-year-old Duluth man, is actively being investigated for criminal vehicular homicide.
|Marine Laid To Rest After Remains Return Home 74 Years LaterCBSlocal.com / 40 d. 17 h. 31 min. ago more|
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The remains of a Duluth serviceman killed in World War II are returning home. Marine Sgt. James Hubert will be buried Saturday with full military honors in his hometown, nearly 74 years after he was killed. Hubert was among Marines who landed on a small island in the Tarawa Atoll to try to secure the island against the Japanese. He was killed on Nov. 21, 1943. U.S. service members killed in the battle were buried on the island. Hubert’s remains were not found after the war, and a military review board declared his remains non-recoverable in 1949. In 2015, History Flight Inc. discovered a burial site on the island and recovered remains of Marines who fought during the battle. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says DNA testing matched Hubert’s remains. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Update: Missing Duluth Teen Found SafeCBSlocal.com / 46 d. 6 h. 19 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 17-year-old girl who went missing over the weekend was found safe Friday morning, according to the Minnesota BCA. The Duluth Police Department said Leah Buehring, of Duluth, was last seen Saturday in the area of 4000 West 9th Street and had not been heard from since. (credit: Duluth Police Department) Buehring was found safe Friday morning.
|Woman Says She Took Ambien Before Striking, Killing Woman With SUVCBSlocal.com / 55 d. 16 h. 53 min. ago more|
DULUTH, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — A Wisconsin woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, telling a judge she was under the influence of a sleeping pill when she struck the victim in Duluth. Theresa Katzmark, of Superior, entered the plea in St. Louis County court Monday in the April death of 62-year-old Donna Estem. The victim had stopped to see if Katzmark was OK after she crashed her SUV. After Katzmark replied saying she was OK, Estem walked in front of the SUV. That’s when Katzmark put it in drive and pinned Estem against an electrical box. At least nine people observed the incident and said her SUV aggressively accelerated into Estem. Estem died from her injuries. WDIO-TV says Katzmark told a judge she intended to put the vehicle in reverse to move it to a parking lot. According to the criminal complaint, after the crash officers said Katzmark had slurred speech and that she had a very flat affect. She also showed numerous indicia of impairment in a field sobriety test. She told the court she doesn’t remember much of the incident because she was under the influence of Ambien. Sentencing is Aug. 10. If convicted, Katzmark faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine. (© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
|Finding Minnesota: Duluth Aerial Lift BridgeCBSlocal.com / 57 d. 7 h. 49 min. ago more|
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge is one of the most recognizable destinations in northern Minnesota. It not only serves as the entrance to the busiest port on Lake Superior, it also brings in millions of tourists every year. “Anyone who knows Duluth, the first thing they think of is this bridge,” said Dave Campbell, supervisor at the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. For most visitors, the view of Duluth’s lift bridge is limited to a ground-level perspective. However, there are select few who get a truly unique view. Campbell is among the lift bridge operators. He supervises a team of five people who oversee Duluth’s maritime travel. “When a ship is coming in, they’ll call us when they’re an hour out on the radio,” Campbell said. Twenty-four hours a day, in 8-hour shifts, an operator mans the overpass perch, sitting directly above the bridge deck. According to Campbell, it’s a role of endless responsibility, as during each shift the operators have to be in constant contact via radio. “You work by yourself and you can’t leave,” Campbell said. “You are married to the bridge while you’re here.” The bridge operators are tasked with raising and lowering the bridge in carefully timed increments for ships to pass through. “When you’re standing on the pier, and watch it go up and down, it’s like, man that’s pretty cool, but when you’re up here, you don’t realize the stress the operator is under,” he said. Opening up access between Lake Superior and the Duluth/Superior harbor goes beyond the flip of a switch. Campbell and the bridge operators have to balance tourist and boating traffic during the summer season. The office is manned with multiple cameras showing different angles of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The operators have to figure out the timing to make sure no one is on the bridge while also giving the necessary leeway needed for the sea-faring ships that can’t stop in the canal. “You’re lifting a thousand ton bridge that people can walk up and touch while it’s moving,” Campbell said. “It can be nerve-wracking at times.” Even on the most stressful days, Campbell can appreciate the unique office that gives him a bird’s-eye view in nearly every direction. “Sunrises are awesome. Sunsets are awesome,” Campbell said. “We can’t complain about our office, it’s pretty nice.” In addition to the exclusive view, Campbell and the operators also have a unique understanding of Duluth’s bridge history. The structure was built in 1905, and there’s only been one overhaul of design, 88 years ago. “They came up with this design without computers, and cad programs, and everything they use now,” Campbell said. “It was just some guys in an office with a slide rule and a calculator.” Over the years, the bridge has evolved to a crucial part of Duluth’s tourism while also functioning as an integral part of the shipping industry. “It’s important to the city for tourism,” Campbell said. “It’s amazing how many people come up to see the boats and the bridge. It’s definitely an icon for the city of Duluth.” If you want to see the Duluth lift bridge in action, it typically goes up every half hour from Memorial Day through the remainder of the shipping season. Send us your Finding Minnesota ideas here.