abc
QUICK LINKS:

30 Chinese Students Visiting Duluth For Two Weeks

Updated: 02/02/2014 10:22 PM
Created: 02/02/2014 3:37 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

For the next couple weeks, some special students will be roaming the halls at Northland schools.

Thirty students from China are visiting Duluth and staying with host families. A welcome potluck was held Sunday at Duluth East High School.

Organizers hope students both from China and Duluth will learn from each other during the coming weeks. Assistant Superintendent Ed Crawford said they already have one thing in common.

"The weather isn't so different from Dalien where they're from," Crawford said. "So, they're used to it. I was told by a family that they went out snowmobiling. That was an experience they haven't had in their own country."

The Dalien students will get a bus tour of Duluth next week. That will include a meeting with Mayor Don Ness.

Most the Chinese students will be at Duluth East, but a few will be at Denfeld and Esko.

Crawford said the students all speak English. Crawford set up the trip after visiting China about a year ago.

Front Page

  • Justin's 2014-2015 Winter Prediction

    Winter is right around the corner and the question on everybody's mind is will we have a winter like last year.  With record stretches of cold and record snowfall last year is one we one like to forget. Chief meteorologist Justin Liles lets us know what we can expect this year

  • Woman in Douglas Co. Shootout was found Unresponsive in House Fire Day Before

    A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after an armed standoff with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday, authorities say that same woman was found by her neighbors unresponsive and not breathing after they saw flames coming from a downtown Lake Nebagamon home. 

  • Funding for Military Funeral Personnel Restored

    On Thursday, Rep. Rick Nolan received a letter from the Secretary of the Army that funding for the playing of "Taps," a rifle salute, and delivering a folded American flag will be restored.

  • Preparing for Ebola: Health System Working Together

    People who work in the Northland's health system are communicating on a regular basis, to prepare for Ebola, even though it's unlikely to appear here.

  • St. Luke's Honored by American Heart Association

    St. Luke's received three honors from the American Heart Association on Thursday, for their approach and teamwork when taking care of heart and stroke patients.

 

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland
Expires: 10/31/2014 11:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Iron
Expires: 10/31/2014 11:00 AM

Lakeshore Flood Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Alger; Baraga; Gogebic; Houghton; Keweenaw; Marquette; Ontonagon
Expires: 10/31/2014 2:00 PM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Houghton; Keweenaw; Ontonagon; Southern Houghton
Expires: 10/31/2014 12:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement