December is a month where Duluth’s economy sky rockets and Bentleyville plays a huge roll in that with locals and tourists exploring the beautiful light display and the beautiful city of Duluth. The economic impact is about $20 million dollars.
The last ocean-going vessel of the 2018 Duluth-Superior shipping season is expected to leave port this weekend. The Federal Rhine is expected to depart by mid-afternoon Saturday with wheat bound for Italy.
The Lake Carriers' Association says Great Lakes ore shipments are catching up after a slow start to the year. As of the end of November, year-to-date shipments are 1.7 percent behind last year but above the five-year average.
Marshall School hosted a special viewing for students and staff of a Christmas movie filmed at the school earlier this year, starring huge Hollywood actors. Many students from Marshall School were part of the festive film as extras for the movie titled, "Christmas Break-In."
The Duluth Transit Authority has temporarily pulled seven new electric buses from their routes for software updates. They are expected to return next week after changes to a system that prevents the buses from rolling backwards on hills, as well as how heaters are powered.
Dennis Anderson's signature moustache and sign-off are part of a limited-time shirt revealed on GMN Tuesday morning. Funds raised from the sale will go toward local non-profits as part of WDIO's Trees of Hope effort. The shirts were created by "Flagship" in Duluth to honor the nostalgia and legacy of the local news celebrity.