Return to Learn

School will look different this year. Some school districts are reopening to in-person instruction, others opt for virtual teaching or a hybrid model. WDIO News will provide helpful stories and tips for students, parents and teachers, no matter what the year brings.
Proctor Public Schools
Duluth schools have extended the distance learning through January 21, 2021.

Duluth schools extend distance learning through January 21st

St. Scholastica to offer tutoring for Duluth K-12 students
Hibbing school district doing a two-week reset, starts on Monday
Proctor moves to distance learning for all students
Duluth Schools to shift to elementary distance learning, pause athletics
CARES funding to help schools during pandemic
Duluth schools to continue learning models through December
Enjoy East theater production, drive-in style!
Duluth Digital Inclusion Partnership announces plans for grant money

WDIO Storm Team Forecast

Minnesota School Day Forecast
Minnesota School Day Forecast
Wisconsin/U.P. School Day Forecast
Wisconsin/U.P. School Day Forecast

One month in, some schools change models due to COVID 19

Physics on the football field at UMD

Bay View Elementary taking learning to the great outdoors

Duluth day care pivots to help families who are home schooling

Health officials encourage students to stay home from school if sick

Hawk pride shines in Hermantown during hybrid learning

Free online classes for students interested in heavy equipment industry

New parent group forms "to hold the district accountable"

Mid-State Truck Service donates hundreds of toys to Toys for Tots

NAACP handing out masks before & after Thanksgiving

Harry Potter week wraps up at CSS

Duluth judge awarded for work with those experiencing substance abuse

Decker Dwellings Affordable Housing project begins

2500 for Hunger: A long journey on a longboard

A caravan of trucks lifted the spirits of co-worker dealing with cancer

7-year-old on the Range collecting donations for the homeless

Panel installation begins for Lincoln Park Solar Garden

Project Joy launches to-go and drive-through event

Starting school again, and helping kids with new routines

It's a new school year, and plenty of people are feeling the stress and strain of new routines because of the pandemic. An early childhood expert from UMD shares some tips on how to help your kids.

Return to Learn: Rock Ridge starts first new year as one district

Leaders within the Rock Ridge Public School District have been busy transitioning into one, during the pandemic.

Return to Learn: Child care

The pandemic has brought uncertainty to nearly every area of what was once "normal" day to day life-- with perhaps one of the most constantly changing fields being education. University Nursery School, a nonprofit organization open to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old, is no stranger to these new changes. 

Return to Learn - Homeschooling

Northland families are finding homeschooling to be a good option in the wake of changes in schooling brought on by the pandemic.

Return to Learn: COVID-19 impact on sports

The return to play for sports teams continues to evolve. Some have been given the green light to play, while others will have to wait.

Return to Learn: How schools plan to stay clean

Area schools detail cleaning plans.

Return to Learn: COVID-19 impact on arts, school events

Itasca County school officials lay out how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting arts and school events, and how they are moving forward.

Return to Learn: Monitoring COVID-19 cases

Itasca County school leaders lay out their plans for how they plan to monitor for any COVID-19 cases, and how to respond if they do see a case.

Wisconsin launches new school safety tip line

Wisconsin has a new tip line for anyone who wants to report a school safety concern. The "Speak Up, Speak Out Resource Center" will be available around the clock. We have link information and phone number at

Staff at Denfeld welcome the Class of 2024

Freshman orientation looks a little different this year for the Hunters. Staff from Denfeld hopped in their cars and hand delivered packets of info, t-shirts, signs, and some excitement.