On the St. Louis River, ongoing cleanup efforts have improved water near the Twin Ports that was once badly contaminated, and now local leaders are working to clean up the river's reputation too. A team of city, county and community members from both Minnesota and Wisconsin are about a year into an effort to map out the St. Louis River estuary's next chapter.
Hartley Park is now fully open following cleanup from summer storm damage. Duluth Parks and Recreation announced Thursday that crews have completed clearing Hartley's cross-country ski trails, marking the end of major cleanup from the July 21 windstorm.
When it comes to providing quality educational experiences in schools - some would say, students need more than a strong curriculum, good teachers and time in the classroom to succeed. That's where after-school programs come in. The important role they play was highlighted at a rally Thursday at Lincoln park high school.
An amendment would allow the fee to be raised but caps it at $420,000. The city says that's a practical and fair way to ease the financial burden for the large industrial customers, including Verso Paper Mill.
Lester Park Golf Course will be closing for the season after Sunday, but Duluth Golf representatives say Enger Park Golf Course will stay open as long as the weather permits. According to Duluth Golf General Manager, Gary Nelson, an extremely wet summer has affected the total number of rounds played between the two courses, but that number is still higher than past years.
The Northland's pleasant fall temperatures make it difficult to start thinking about winter, but for mushers, they're more than ready for the first snow fall. On Sunday, they built on that enthusiasm as it was the first day racers could register for the 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.