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  • Making a Difference: Women's fitness

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:39:19 GMT

    After months of searching for a buyer, a Duluth gym that specializes in women's fitness was on the verge of shutting down. Women all shapes, sizes and ages are here for one common goal to lose weight but instead they almost lost their gym until an unlikely buyer stepped up to the plate. 

    After months of searching for a buyer, a Duluth gym that specializes in women's fitness was on the verge of shutting down. Women all shapes, sizes and ages are here for one common goal to lose weight but instead they almost lost their gym until an unlikely buyer stepped up to the plate. 

  • Making a Difference: Access Granted

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:05:04 GMT
    While access to music lessons is limited at public schools and can be extremely expensive if you sign your children up for private lessons a Northland organization is hoping to make a difference by providing children access for free.  "Just having access to all of the gear and the equipment and the teachers that come through here it would be a difficult thing to pull off just paying for on your own," says Darren Bergsven, one of several music instructors at the Armory ...
    While access to music lessons is limited at public schools and can be extremely expensive if you sign your children up for private lessons a Northland organization is hoping to make a difference by providing children access for free.  "Just having access to all of the gear and the equipment and the teachers that come through here it would be a difficult thing to pull off just paying for on your own," says Darren Bergsven, one of several music instructors at the Armory ...
  • Making a Difference: The Gift of Sight

    Making a Difference: The Gift of Sight

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-04-12 17:45:09 GMT

    After participating in a missions trip to Mexico, one Saint Scholastica Junior says he's committed to changing the lives of children all across the world  one pair of glasses at a time. 

    After participating in a missions trip to Mexico, one Saint Scholastica Junior says he's committed to changing the lives of children all across the world  one pair of glasses at a time. 

  • Making a Difference: ReEmployAbility

    Making a Difference: ReEmployAbility

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-04-12 12:41:40 GMT

    How do employers and employees move forward after an on the job injury? Typically the process involves complex workers comp paperwork, expensive doctors appointments and idle time for the injured employee. Transition 2 work, a nationwide ReEmployAbilty program, is a benefit offered by 210 employers in the Northland. The model is designed to benefit injured workers, local non profits and the business that offers it. "Right after I was injured I went from 100 miles an hour to...

    How do employers and employees move forward after an on the job injury? Typically the process involves complex workers comp paperwork, expensive doctors appointments and idle time for the injured employee. Transition 2 work, a nationwide ReEmployAbilty program, is a benefit offered by 210 employers in the Northland. The model is designed to benefit injured workers, local non profits and the business that offers it. "Right after I was injured I went from 100 miles an hour to...

  • Making a Difference: The Power of Mentorship

    Making a Difference: The Power of Mentorship

    Thursday, April 6 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-04-06 18:12:04 GMT

    A Northland man was presented the "Making a Difference" award by the Mentor Duluth organization for his dedication of nearly a decade to the youth in Duluth. For eight years Peter Williamson has served as a mentor to one child he now considers like family. "Officially our program relationship ends when he turns 18 but I think I am going to be like a third grandfather for a number of years," says Williamson. The pair was not expecting to win an awa...

    A Northland man was presented the "Making a Difference" award by the Mentor Duluth organization for his dedication of nearly a decade to the youth in Duluth. For eight years Peter Williamson has served as a mentor to one child he now considers like family. "Officially our program relationship ends when he turns 18 but I think I am going to be like a third grandfather for a number of years," says Williamson. The pair was not expecting to win an awa...

  • Making a Difference: Karen Metcalf

    Making a Difference: Karen Metcalf

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-03-29 17:41:06 GMT

    A  grandma in the Northland is changing the way students at Duluth's Congdon Park Elementary look at education.

    A  grandma in the Northland is changing the way students at Duluth's Congdon Park Elementary look at education.

  • Together for Youth brings LGBTQ youth together

    Together for Youth brings LGBTQ youth together

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-03-22 03:31:08 GMT

    For more than 150 years, Lutheran Social Services has been providing resources for youth, families, and older adults.  

    For more than 150 years, Lutheran Social Services has been providing resources for youth, families, and older adults.  

  • Making a Difference: Knockout Bullying

    Making a Difference: Knockout Bullying

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 11:45 PM EST2017-03-08 04:45:03 GMT

    The CDC says 64 percent of the time when bullies strike, it goes unreported. 

    The CDC says 64 percent of the time when bullies strike, it goes unreported. 

  • Making a Difference: Program helping children in foster care

    Making a Difference: Program helping children in foster care

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 12:02 AM EST2017-03-01 05:02:03 GMT

    A pilot project being launched by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and UMD hopes to tackle the disproportionate number of Native American children in foster care.

    A pilot project being launched by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and UMD hopes to tackle the disproportionate number of Native American children in foster care.

  • Two Northland parents are making a difference for police officers all across the country

    Two Northland parents are making a difference for police officers all across the country

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 11:50 PM EST2017-02-22 04:50:08 GMT

    A Hibbing non-profit organization is providing law enforcement officers with extra protection.

    A Hibbing non-profit organization is providing law enforcement officers with extra protection.

  • Making a difference: The Sacred Hoop Coalition

    Making a difference: The Sacred Hoop Coalition

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 11:52 AM EST2017-02-15 16:52:03 GMT

    The Sacred Hoop Coalition develops training, not just any training, but training for staff at Native women's organizations and training for victim advocates. The purpose is to put an end to violent crimes against women in the Native American community. "There are things that led to my addiction and Domestic violence is one of them," says Miranda Pacheco. At the age of 13 Pacheco's cycle of trauma began. From domestic violence, to being kidnapped and moving out of the ...

    The Sacred Hoop Coalition develops training, not just any training, but training for staff at Native women's organizations and training for victim advocates. The purpose is to put an end to violent crimes against women in the Native American community. "There are things that led to my addiction and Domestic violence is one of them," says Miranda Pacheco. At the age of 13 Pacheco's cycle of trauma began. From domestic violence, to being kidnapped and moving out of the ...

  • Making a Difference: Sacred Hoop Coalition

    Making a Difference: Sacred Hoop Coalition

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-02-15 04:57:09 GMT

    The Sacred Hoop Coalition develops training.  Not just any training, but training for staff at Native women's organizations and training for victim advocates. 

    The Sacred Hoop Coalition develops training.  Not just any training, but training for staff at Native women's organizations and training for victim advocates. 

  • Making a Difference: Food for Kids

    Making a Difference: Food for Kids

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 9:34 AM EST2017-02-08 14:34:01 GMT

    Weekends tends to be a time of fun and enjoyment for most students. But for students from low income families, whose primary source of food is the school cafeteria, the weekend can be long and unbearable.

    Weekends tends to be a time of fun and enjoyment for most students. But for students from low income families, whose primary source of food is the school cafeteria, the weekend can be long and unbearable.

  • Making a Difference: Krista Robertson

    Making a Difference: Krista Robertson

    Thursday, January 19 2017 10:24 PM EST2017-01-20 03:24:09 GMT

    The holidays may be over, but one Northland mother's mission has just begun. 

    The holidays may be over, but one Northland mother's mission has just begun. 

  • Making a Difference: If the Dress Fits non-profit organization

    Making a Difference: If the Dress Fits non-profit organization

    Thursday, January 12 2017 8:30 PM EST2017-01-13 01:30:08 GMT

    A Duluth mother-daughter duo just turned their vision into a reality. The two are making a difference through their new non-profit organization, 'If the Dress Fits,' which helps high school girls with very limited budgets to attend their prom.

    A Duluth mother-daughter duo just turned their vision into a reality. The two are making a difference through their new non-profit organization, 'If the Dress Fits,' which helps high school girls with very limited budgets to attend their prom.

  • Making a Difference: Brynn Ashley Soderlind

    Making a Difference: Brynn Ashley Soderlind

    Friday, December 16 2016 2:12 PM EST2016-12-16 19:12:08 GMT

    Blood supplies are often stretched thin, during the holidays, when donors are wrapped up in  family events and other priorities.  But the need doesn't slow down.

    Blood supplies are often stretched thin, during the holidays, when donors are wrapped up in  family events and other priorities.  But the need doesn't slow down.

  • Making a Difference: John Munson

    Making a Difference: John Munson

    After nearly 30 years as regional general manager of Wisconsin Public Radio, John Munson has announced his plans to retire.

    After nearly 30 years as regional general manager of Wisconsin Public Radio, John Munson has announced his plans to retire.

  • Retired Colonel receives lifetime achievement award

    Retired Colonel receives lifetime achievement award

    Retire Colonel  from the 148th Fighter Wing Penny Dieryck was named the 2016 Minnesota Woman Veteran of the Year. 

    Retire Colonel  from the 148th Fighter Wing Penny Dieryck was named the 2016 Minnesota Woman Veteran of the Year.

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