Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday

Updated: 05/09/2014 8:06 AM
Created: 05/09/2014 7:15 AM

You've got a big opportunity this weekend to help feed hungry people in our local community. But you'll have to get ready now!

Saturday, May 10th, letter carriers want you to fill one or more bags with non-perishable, non-expired food items. Then, all you have to do is set your food items by your mail box. Then, letter carriers and volunteers will do the rest.

Last year over 189,000 pounds of food was collected locally alone. You'll want to start buying, or gathering that food now. Make sure to have the filled bags by your mailbox by 9 o'clock Saturday morning.  Scott Dulas, the President of the Letter Carriers Branch 114, tells us that bags of food will also be picked up Monday morning.

Front Page

  • Brookston Man Killed in Head-on Crash Near Floodwood

    The Minnesota State Patrol says a head-on collision has killed a 19-year-old Brookston man. They say a MnDOT snow plow truck and a Chevy Silverado collided head-on on Highway 2 near Floodwood.

  • Up-Close Look at Winter Layup in the Port

    U.S. Flag Fleets transport more than 115 million tons of cargo per year, but all of that weight combined with last year's heavy ice, means a lot of repair damage during this year's winter layup.

  • Beargrease 2015: Crossing the Finish Line

    For first-time mushers and veterans, there's just something about crossing that Beargrease finish line. Erin Altemus, who took fourth place in the marathon, said it's the same for the dogs. "There is a psychological thing about that," she said. "They sort of understand that they're at the end."

  • Anderson Takes Top Spot in Tight Beargrease Finish

    After more than 300 miles on the trail, musher Ryan Anderson and his team clinched first place in the 31st annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. His team of 11 pulled into the finish line at Billy's Bar in Duluth just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. This is Anderson's second full-distance win. He won the marathon back in 2011 when he beat out musher Nathan Schroeder by just 20 seconds

  • 17-Time Beargrease Finisher 'A Special Musher'

    Four-time Beargrease champion Jamie Nelson finished the marathon for the 17th time on Wednesday. Her handler and longtime friend says her success and longevity is no coincidence. "Jamie's a special musher."