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
Licenses, Deer Population Down for Wisconsin Deer Opener
The Wisconsin firearm deer hunting tradition got off to a safe start as Department of Natural Resources officials said they had received no reports of accidental shootings or other injuries by mid-afternoon Sunday on the opener of the state's nine-day gun deer hunt.
Northlanders Give Back in Preparation for Holiday Season
Northlanders gave back on Saturday in preparation for the holiday season. It was Family Volunteer Day at the Duluth Library, and folks participated in several friendly projects.
"By Us, For Us" Meeting to Discuss Vision for Equity in Duluth
Duluth's Native and African heritage communities came together on Saturday to share experiences and ideas at the 1st United Methodist Church. The meeting called "By Us, For Us" invited people of color, African Americans and Native Americans to come together to break bread and learn about each other culturally.
MNsure Enrollments, Renewals Approach 8,000
Minnesota's health insurance exchange says it has enrolled nearly 8,000 Minnesotans in health plans in the first week of open enrollment this fall. The deadline for enrolling in coverage that takes effect Jan. 1 is Dec. 15.
Wisconsin Gun Deer Hunt Begins
The season opened as the sun rose Saturday and will run through Nov. 30. Forecasts for opening weekend called for freezing rain and fog with highs ranging from the upper 30s to the low 40s both days.