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For 11 hours a day, Lafrado Kline, and his genuine smile, can be seen waving at passersby at the intersection of 5th Avenue West and Superior Street in downtown Duluth. And if you are lucky you may see, Kline, a flagger for Northland Constructors, busting a few dance moves. Get to know the man who keeps you safe from incoming trucks working on the Superior Street reconstruction project all with a huge smile on his face.
Superior is hosting the first-ever Lake Superior Chainsaw Sculpture Championship this weekend. The competition got underway Thursday morning on Barker’s Island and runs through Sunday with events running from 10 a.m. to about 7 p.m. daily. Judging in the 23-hour timed master begins at 1 p.m. Sunday with an auction of all the master carvings at 4 p.m.
Minnesota Duluth captain Karson Kuhlman describes the design on the 2017-18 Bulldogs national championship rings. The team was presented the rings tonight, July 26, during a private ceremony at Amsoil Arena.
The Superior Fire Department is receiving hands-on fire training thanks to a donation from National Bank of Commerce. The bank donated the home at 1907 N. 12th Street in Superior to be used for live fire training. The fire department is able to do one or two of these types of training opportunities a year thanks to donated houses.
Remote control car racers from all over Minnesota gathered in Proctor Saturday for the MNRC Offroad Racing Series. The races, which run through Sunday, take place on the Lake Superior Remote Control Car Club's dirt track at the Proctor fairgrounds.
The Twin Ports’ Black River Bandits hosted the Cowboy Fast Draw Wisconsin state tournament at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in Superior on Saturday. Shooters compete with wax bullets and reproductions of 1800s-era guns and holsters while also wearing era-appropriate clothing. Shooters are judged on both speed and accuracy.
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds fly into Duluth today for the Duluth Airshow. Two years ago, the last time the Thunderbirds were in town, News Tribune multimedia reporter Samantha Erkkila received a flight from Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh to experience some of the maneuvers showcased in the 2016 Duluth Airshow. In the final maneuver in this video, Erkkila experienced 10 G's of force. The 2018 Duluth Airshow runs Saturday, July 7 through Sunday July 8 at the Duluth International Airport.
Nova, a 120-pound Newfoundland, is a new therapy dog at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth. Her trainer and owner, Jack Lee, is a graduate student at the College of St. Scholastica and volunteers his time with Nova at Solvay once a week. Solvay is an ongoing project of the Miller-Dwan Foundation, with care provided by Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospice.
The University of Minnesota Duluth's six senior men's hockey players - Avery Peterson, Karson Kuhlman, Jared Thomas, Blake Young, Sammy Spurrell and Nick McCormack - share their favorite Bulldogs memories and what they will miss most about playing at Amsoil Arena.
Wednesday's warm weather set records in parts of the Northland. International Falls recorded a record high of 48 degrees on Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported. That broke the previous Feb. 14 record of 43 degrees, set in 1999, and was 26 degrees above normal. Ashland set a record with a high of 48 degrees; the previous Feb. 14 record was 45 degrees, set in 1999.