Updated: 08/20/2014 11:14 PM
Created: 08/20/2014 6:21 PM WDIO.com
By: Julie Kruse
The ALS ice bucket challenge is quite literally soaking the nation. Donations are pouring in now more than ever. What started in Massachusetts has now exploded nationwide.
Former President George Bush, Wisc. Govenor Scott Walker, professional athletes, singers, actors and national reporters have all accepted the challenge.
WDIO Reporter Julie Kruse thought it was her turn.
She nominated Maarja Anderson, Ben Dery, and Steve Goodspeed.
The ice bucket challenge has become a social media phenomenon, but 10-year ALS volunteer, Justin May, said it's this more than just an internet fad. The ALS Association raised $1.9 million dollars last year, while this year, they've already raised nearly $32 million dollars.
However, the Northland has been involved with the cause for over a decade with the ALS Blizzard Tour and ALS Walleye Tournament.
"It's still neat that the rest of the country has jumped in," said May.
You can donate to ALS through their website.
1 Man Killed in Duluth Apartment Complex Fire
One man is dead after a fire at Duluth's Tri-Towers Apartment Complex Saturday night, according to the Duluth Fire Department.
Fire in Vacant Duluth Home Causes $50K in Damage
No one was injured when the Duluth Fire Department responded to a fire in the basement of a vacant home around 5:30 p.m. Saturday night.
Candlelight Vigil Celebrates Stabbing Victim's Life
Family and friends of 75-year old Sally Marie Pionk gathered outside of the West Duluth Super One grocery store where she was fatally stabbed last week to honor her with a candlelight vigil Saturday night.
Duluth Police Sponsor Shopping Trip for Northland Kids in Need
Some Northland kids in need got treated to a big Christmas shopping spree on Saturday. It was part of the Duluth Police Department's "Shop with a Cop" event. The Salvation Army chose six deserving kids needing an extra boost this Christmas...
Local Shoppers Manage Budgets Amid High Holiday Spending Predictions
The countdown to Christmas is officially on with only five days left for shoppers to get all of their gifts this year. For people on the receiving end this holiday season, it really will be the most wonderful time of the year, as the National Retail Federation predicts consumer spending will be up 4.1 percent this holiday season...