The 21st annual Homegrown Music Festival is in full swing. Nearly 200 musical acts perform in about 40 different venues throughout the Twin Ports. WDIO News is covering the event and will have stories and LIVE reports of all the excitement. The Homegrown Music Festival runs through Sunday.
On Soup Town Night of Homegrown, Father Hennepin's show at the Cedar Lounge gave a flashback to the event's roots. The band has played in 20 of 21 Homegrown festivals, and one of its members goes all the way back to the start.
First Lady Melania Trump is encouraging students not to abuse drugs, saying it will keep them from achieving their goals. It is part of her “Be Best” youth campaign, which focuses on the epidemic of opioid drug abuse.
Bentleyville and the Salvation Army work together to spread Christmas joy to families in need by making Bentleyville a drop off location for food and toy donations. The donations are distributed to families across the Northland.