abc
QUICK LINKS:

Snowmobilers Ride Hundreds of Miles for Special Olympics

Created: 01/23/2014 5:59 PM WDIO.com

More than 70 snowmobilers are riding hundreds of miles through the cold to raise money for people with disabilities.

Riders set off from Superior Shores Lodge in Two Harbors at 8:30 Thursday morning for the 26th Annual running of the Northland 300.

Cathy Karkula, with Special Olympics Minnesota, said participants are taking time away from work and their families to be involved in the event that raises money for the organization.

"What Special Olympics does for them and their lives is phenomenal," Karkula told Eyewitness News. "It's a program we believe in that helps people with intellectual disabilities."

Snowmobilers ride north from Two Harbors, and through the Iron Range to Ely before heading back.

Front Page

  • Johnston Investigation Concludes Five Allegations Substatiated

    An investigation into allegations that a Duluth school board member threatened the district's superintendent and other board members concludes that five of six claims are warranted. A 67-page report details the allegations against school board member Art Johnston released to Eyewitness News on Friday....

  • Denfeld High School Debuts In-School Food Pantry, Clothes Closet

    A new program at Denfeld High School in Duluth aimed at making sure students don't go hungry or without clothes, made its debut on Friday. The Hunter Hut food pantry and clothes closet is the first of its kind in an eight-county radius because it gives students the chance to shop for free groceries and clothing right at school....

  • Superior Police: Officer's Use of Force Justified

    The Superior Police Department says an internal investigation has found an officer's use of force was justified in an arrest seen on a controversial dashcam video.  However, the officer was given a 10-hour unpaid suspension for "vulgar and unprofessional" communication during the arrest.

  • Rice Lake Township Makes Moves To Become a City

    After the City of Duluth brought up the idea of annexing Rice Lake Township, township leaders are continuing their efforts to turn the township into a city. 

  • Washburn Co. Sheriff: Concrete Damaging Tires on Hwy. 53

    The Washburn County Sheriff's Office says five vehicles have suffered tire and wheel damage due to concrete problems on U.S. Highway 53.  Sheriff Terry Dryden said county highway workers are checking to see what can be done.

 
Advertisement