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The Mataafa Crash And Grounding In Duluth’s Canal, Bob Abrahamson Tells The Story

Bob Abrahamson came on the show to talk about the Mataafa, a boat that met a terrible fate right in the canal area. A captain who made a decision he would regret, and a storm that blew several ships to run aground or sink in the early 1900's.

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Nick Cooper -TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper -TSM Duluth
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See Photos of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Red, White, and Blue for Independence Day and Learn How It Is Done [PHOTOS]

The Aerial Lift Bridge, one of Duluth's most iconic landmarks, went red, white, and blue for Independence Day; marking the latest instance in a series of different occasions the bridge has been bathed in light of different colors in recent years to commemorate different causes.

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John M. Chase
John M. Chase
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Aerial Lift Bridge On Summer Schedule

The Aerial Lift Bridge will begin operating "summer hours" starting Friday, May 23. The bridge will lift on the hour and half hour between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., seven days a week until Labor Day. These bridge operations apply to all marine traffic less than 300 gross tons.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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First “Saltie” of the 2014 Season Destined for Duluth Had a Delay in Ice Outside the Duluth Harbor [PHOTOS]

The 453 foot Antigua ship "Diana" was destined to be the first "saltie" to enter the Duluth Harbor for the 2014 shipping season. Her entry, like much of the shipping season, has been delayed due to ice.

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Jupiter Images
Jupiter Images
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Duluth Officials Look For Help In Planning For Canal Park’s Future

You can make your voice heard!  Tuesday, April 8 - the City of Duluth is hosting an open meeting with the aim to let the public hear and comment about the recommendations stemming from a series of public meetings that addressed future land use of the Park Point neighborhood.  The meeting will start at 4PM in Room 303 on the 3rd floor of the Duluth City Hall.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Watch the 2014 Duluth Polar Bear Video Stream Recording and See Photos From the Event

The 2014 Duluth Polar Bear Plunge was Saturday, February 15, where hundreds of brave plungers dove into the bone-chilling water in support of Special Olympics Minnesota. The annual event proved yet again to be a huge success, and a big hit with participants and spectators.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Photos from Early December 2013 Winter Storm [PHOTO ALBUM]

Wind, waves, cold, and snow hit the Twin Ports as the first major winter storm of the year passed through. Much of the area saw several feet of snow fall (see snowfall totals) to kick off the long winter season.

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
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Shop Small Business Saturday Turns Into Bad Art Project For Chris Allen

Saturday was shop small business day, and I was down in Canal Park hanging with the people at On The Rocks, part of what they do there is let you paint. Looking for a unique gift, how about your art? It was fun because I haven't painted in years, and then I found out why I haven't.

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Minnesota Slip Bridge Out Of Service Until The End Of The Week

All kinds of problems have befallen the Minnesota Slip Bridge (also known as the Pedestrian Blue Bridge) in Canal Park. With crews working on it, it is estimated that the bridge will be out of service and pinned in the upright position at least until Friday morning August 16th, to allow crews to do maintenance repairs and inspect overall bridge operations.

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Scott Barbour, Getty Images
Scott Barbour, Getty Images
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City of Duluth to Offer More Parking Options for Grandma’s Marathon By Opening Additional Lots

Grandma's Marathon draws thousands of visitors to Duluth each summer, and all of those thousands of people need a place to park. In addition to the traditional places offered for parking, the City of Duluth has announced they will offer more options to residents and visitors participating or watching the race.

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Nick Cooper - Townsquare Media Duluth
Nick Cooper - Townsquare Media Duluth
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Gusty Winds Off Lake Superior Offer Big Waves in Canal Park [PHOTOS]

The National Weather Service reported wind gusts well over 40 miles per hour earlier today, and the sensor on top of the Blatnik Bridge reportedly clocked wind gusts around 60 miles per hour as this late-season winter storm tracked into the Twin Ports.

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Top 5 Duluth Landmarks
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Famous Landmarks in Duluth – Our Top Five

There are lots of choices when it comes to great landmarks in the Duluth, Superior area, from natural beauty to man made wonders.  Let's take a look at what we think are the five most recognizable landmarks in Duluth.

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