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Bulldog Women’s Hockey To Wrap Up Season vs. Mavericks

DULUTH, Minn. – For the UMD women’s hockey team, they wrap up their regular season down in Mankato against the Mavericks. The Bulldogs are in prime position to host an opening round playoff series. But for head coach Maura Crowell, UMD still needs to improve their toughness around the net.


Weekend forecast for Duluth and the Northland

Friday night: Skies will become overcast with light snow developing and persisting into the overnight hours. Temperatures will fall to a low near 20 degrees with 1-3 inches of snow expected.


UPDATE: Duluth Firefighters Respond to Kitchi Gammi Club

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth firefighters responded to the historic Kitchi Gammi Club in Duluth Thursday night. According to authorities there was a small chimney fire in the building located on 831 East Superior Street.


The City of Duluth Advises No Unnecessary Travel

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth is advising no unnecessary travel for today due to poor weather conditions, winds and snow drifting, and low visibility. Snow is expected to fall throughout the afternoon and into the evening, potentially slowing down around 12:00 am Thursday.


Winter Storm Watch For The Weekend

DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - A strong winter storm is expected to bring some heavy snow to portions of the Northland this weekend. The National Weather Service Office in Duluth has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.


St. Luke’s new helipad proposal rankles some neighbors

A proposal by St. Luke's Hospital to put up a new structure containing an ambulance garage and parking next door to Building A, 1012 E. Second St., is meeting with resistance from neighbors, largely due to concerns about a helipad the medical provider plans to place on its roof.


Kalevala Day to Offer Finnish Fun in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Kalevala Day is celebrated in Finland on the 28th of February, in honor of the day on which the Old kalevala’s forward was dated by Lonnrot (February 28, 1835).


February snow record likely to fall Friday

Officially, Duluth didn't break the February snowfall record during Wednesday's winter storm, but the needle is oh-so-close. With an official total of 4.7 inches at the National Weather Service office near the Duluth airport, the snow tally remains just four-tenths of an inch short of the record, wh


Inmate escaped southern Minnesota holding cell after court hearing

A southern Minnesota man is back in custody after escaping from a holding cell on Tuesday. According to charging documents, Rene Alfredo Garzo, 36, of St. James, was able to escape custody at the Watonwan County Courthouse after he was brought to the courtroom regarding a felony charge of fleeing po


Man demands food, money during Downtown Duluth Domino’s Pizza robbery

DULUTH, MN – Police arrested a man after he allegedly demanded food and money during a robbery at a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Downtown Duluth early Friday morning. According to the Duluth Police Department, squads responded to the restaurant on E. 2nd Street near N. 1st Avenue E. around 1 a.m.


Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Responding to Crash on I-35 in Duluth

A multiple-vehicle crash has shut down a portion of Interstate 35 in Duluth. MNDOT cameras show a backup near Exit 256B that leads to Lake Avenue. A WDIO News crew on scene reports multiple law enforcement agencies are also on the scene near the tunnels.


Womens Basketball: Top two seeds advance to UMAC championship

The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) women’s basketball tournament picked up in intensity during the semifinal round Thursday as No. 1 University of Wisconsin-Superior needed overtime to win at home and No. 2 Bethany Lutheran College pulled away late for a victory setting up a rematch for th


Did Duluth Break The February Snowfall Record?

It has been one snowy year and it doesn't look like it's going to slow down any time soon. So far in 2019, we've surpassed what's average for this time of year. As if that wasn't enough, as of mid-month, we were already seeing our seventh snowiest February on record.


Siblings allegedly beat and shot family dog in central Minnesota

STAPLES, Minn. — A brother and sister are accused of beating and shooting their family's dog at a campground in Wadena County in central Minnesota over the weekend. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, consulting with the Humane Society, has been investigating the incident.


Money Sought for Lake Avenue Project

DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday, the Duluth City Council will vote on whether to apply for a $1 million grant for the reconstruction of a portion of Lake Avenue from the Aerial Lift Bridge to South 13th Street.


West Duluth Business Owner is Happy Snow Mounds Are Now Gone

DULUTH, Minn. – Businesses in West Duluth are finally happy the five foot snow banks hiding their store fronts are now gone after Duluth snow crews cleared them away. One local business owner has many reason to be happy the mounds are no longer there.


Bakk calls Walz’s Line 3 decision ‘absolutely ridiculous’

For the Duluth News Tribune, Dana Ferguson reports, “Hundreds of business owners and Duluth area local officials filled a hotel ballroom Thursday, Feb. 21, to learn more about the goings-on at the state Legislature and possible wins for the Duluth area. And they got an earful from Gov. Tim Walz, who


Sam Cook column: Pondering the benefits of hanging out in trees

I must have run or mountain-biked past the old tree many times before I noticed the steps nailed to its trunk. The tree, an aging maple, stands alongside one of Duluth's biking trails. It is perhaps three feet in diameter. Bark has peeled away from its trunk and branches in many places, but somehow


Curling: US junior women finish eighth

Cait Flannery's U.S. women's team finished eighth at the World Junior Championships after a 9-5 loss to Norway Friday in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Flannery's team, which includes teammates Lexi Lanigan and Rebecca Miles of Duluth, scored a single in the second end but quickly fell behind after Maia Ra


Mankato man charged with 4th Minnesota DWI

(Mankato, MN) – A Mankato man has been charged with his fourth DWI in Minnesota. Michael Paul Klick, 36, faces two counts of felony DWI after two towing companies called police to report an aggressive caller who was slurring his words on the phone.