South Ridge students pool together money in honor of K9 Luna |

South Ridge students pool together money in honor of K9 Luna

Updated: March 12, 2021 11:14 AM
Created: March 12, 2021 11:11 AM

Whether it's commemorating a war time experience or helping heal from a tragic accident, the Northland is constantly showing up for one another.

The Richard I. Bong Veteran's Historical Center is welcoming a new exhibit devoted to the Vietnam and Korean wars.

This will be the largest new exhibit the center has seen since it opened in 2002, and it will feature the stories of a number of Northland veterans that have never been told before.

WDIO spoke to Frank Hickman, a Northland veteran whose story is featured in the new exhibit, about its opening.

In addition, the Bong Center will also be offering a new temporary exhibit on a renowned Veteran named Joe Gomer, who served as a pilot in World War II and went on to live in Duluth for many years. 

And it's snow week at South Ridge and the panthers are pooling their pennies in memory of police K9 Luna. Luna died in the line of duty just a few weeks ago. At last check they've collected over $360 dollars! The band is sponsoring this coin drive and all donations are going to the Northland K9 Foundation. 

Some really encouraging news for a Duluth teen determined to walk again. Mason Branstrator has been recovering at Craig Hospital in Colorado-- the big update is that he just started moving his right quadricep! 
this is amazing progress as just seven weeks ago he lost the ability to move his legs after a ski accident. With hope and healing, he's making strides forward.

Those stories are just a few of the ways that we are positively Northland.

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