Updated: 06/10/2014 2:23 AM
Created: 06/09/2014 9:15 AM WDIO.com
We spoke with Kris Eide and Crystal Taylor about Enger Tower and Park's 75th Anniversary Monday morning. Crystal is with Viva Public Relations and has been working to involve the whole community in the event. Kris is a former President of the Son's of Norway, and clued us in on the tower's history and its special connection with Norway.
The free event is on Sunday, June 15 and runs from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Enger Park (at Skyline Parkway off Hank Jensen Drive). A full schedule of the day can be found at the end of this article.
Come celebrate with food trucks from Green Mill, The Rambler and Chowhaul; music by My 95.7; children's activities from Duluth Art Institute, Duluth Children's Museum and Son's of Norway Duluth SunFundays; an official program by Mayor Ness; and Evolve Duluth Yoga in the Park.
There will also be a tour of the park featuring Enger Tower, the Rotary Peace Pavilion, Julia Newell Marshall Gazebo and the Japanese Peace Garden. Tour talks will be facilitated by representatives from Rotary Club 25, Duluth Sister Cities International, Son's of Norway Duluth and Collaborative Design Group.
For more info about the event, click on their Facebook page.
Anniversary Celebration Schedule:
Sunday, June 15, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - Event Start (Food trucks open & music by My 95.7)
11:00 a.m. - Children's Activities
1:00 p.m. - Official program by Mayor Ness
2:00 p.m. - Tour talk
3:00 p.m. - Tour talk & Evolve Duluth Yoga in the Park
4:00 p.m. - Tour talk
New Stop Sign Gives Kids Safer Walk to Myers-Wilkins
City officials hope a new stop sign on Ninth Street and Eighth Avenue East will make the walk to school safer for students at Myers-Wilkins Elementary. The sign was put in largely at the request of the Duluth Police Department, and school personnel and parents.
Driver Suffers Substantial Burns in Truck Explosion
A truck driver suffered substantial burns after an equipment malfunction caused an explosion in his vehicle Tuesday. Duluth fire officials said the truck was carrying waste oil when a pump backfired, igniting the vapors inside. The driver's condition is unknown.
Leaders, Fans Celebrate Wade Stadium Renovations
With a row of gold-painted shovels, a fresh start for an old favorite. Construction is underway at Wade Stadium in Duluth. There was a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday with city and state leaders.
MNsure Trying to Fix 'Life Event' Changes Backlog
Minnesota's new health insurance exchange is struggling with a backlog of people making changes to coverage through the online marketplace.
Florida Man Walks Across Country Sending Positive Message
Many people in Duluth love to get outside and exercise, but a man from Florida was in town on a walking trip across the country. Steve Fugate started his journey back in March 2013 and has been to 30 states so far. He has walked 7,000 miles with 18 states left to go.