Updated: 08/31/2014 10:42 PM
Created: 08/31/2014 3:56 PM WDIO.com
By: Briggs LeSavage
Duluth Superior Pride Festival continued its 2014 celebrations with the Pride Parade in Superior Sunday.
Festival Co-chair Matt Reeves said with 30 floats and hundreds who came out to watch, this year's parade was the biggest so far.
"The support has been fantastic," Reeves said. "The straight community as well as the gay community have really come out this year and shown us a ton of support."
The Flame Nightclub, the Superior Fire Department and the Twin Cities Riders were just a few of the floats that traveled the six blocks down Tower Avenue.
Lyle Loves-It was named Mr. Borderline Proud MI 2014 by the US Proud System in Madison, Wis. He'll also be performing in drag at the Pride Festival's Drag Show Festival benefiting people with HIV/AIDs. He said as Wisconsin continues the conversation over same-sex marriage, it's important to let your support be heard.
"Loud and Proud," Lyle said. "I'll let anybody know my story, and I hope everybody can come to theirs too and be out, be free and be happy. It's about love. That's what it's about."
A Special Feat for a Very Special Athlete: Superior Man Earns Black Belt
Brandon Moe has been training in Karate Taekwondo since he was a little boy. Saturday, he went for his first degree black belt, a proud moment for his mother who said complications at his birth didn't guarantee he'd be here today.
1,000-foot Laker Freed After Being Stuck near Bayfront Park
A laker ran aground near Bayfront Park in Duluth. Right before 4 p.m., the 1,000-foot laker got stuck right near shore. The laker was finally freed, with the help of two tug boats, at around 7 p.m.
"Walk a Mile in Our Shoes" Raises Money for Steps Center
We all know that getting enough exercise is an important factor in staying healthy, but on Saturday, the annual "Walk a Mile In Our Shoes" event also raised thousands of dollars for the Steps Center.
Winds Keep Hot Air Balloons Down... Again.
Kites and hot air balloons were in Bayfront Festival Park on Saturday, but unfortunately, that wind grounded the balloons for a second year in a row. They're hoping to try for another balloon launch on Sunday.
Enger Tower Goes Red for Rose Sale
It's for the 29th Annual Rotary Club of Duluth rose sale, which has generated more than $1 million in charitable contributions for our community.