Kellie Chauvin is one of USOA Mrs. Minnesota 2019's most recent competitors. A refugee and immigrant herself, she dedicates her time to a non-profit that helps other women to find jobs, childcare, and a community to call their own.
Sean Tillmann, better known as Har Mar Superstar, is a songwriter and performer who has traveled the world touring with his band. He evolved from his beginnings as a one-man show into a full-band revue that covers genres all across the board from R&B to pop to soul music.
Mitch Reaume is the founder and CEO of Fight for Something, a company that builds brands to fight for things that matter. The brands they've helped create and grow are Minnesota Mall, MN Christmas Market, and Northern Glasses.
Abbie and Pia know what it's like to be a sick teen in the hospital. Lifelong friends, they were at each other's sides in the hospital during some scary moments in their lives, but they saw many other teens who didn't have the same strong support system as they did. Inspired to make a difference, they founded PAB'S PACKS and have donated thousands of backpacks filled with comfort items specifically selected with adolescent development in mind.
Jana Shortal is co-anchor of KARE 11's "Breaking the News," and an outspoken advocate for women and LGBTQ people. She is a role model worthy reporter always fighting to tell the peoples' story with empathy and compassion all while overcoming her own adversity.
Jim Brandenburg is an environmentalist, nature photographer, and filmmaker who has traveled the globe as a contract photographer for National Geographic and freelance photojournalist for other international publications including The New York Times, Life, Time, Audubon, and countless others.
Nora McInerny is a writer and the host of "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" podcast. She has lived through unspeakable heartache and has been sharing her experiences and insights during it all to help others cope with their own grief.
Kyle Rudolph has been invested in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community since he joined the Minnesota Vikings back in 2011, most notably by opening Kyle Rudolph's End Zone at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
Mikayla Holmgren is an inspiring young woman who is a dancer, model, and Best Buddies Ambassador who has not let having Down syndrome stop her from achieving her dreams.
Duluth, Minn -- WDSE * WRPT is excited to announce the premiere of season two of Making It Up North on January 10, 2019. The show's 12 episodes will run through May on Thursday nights at 8pm.
Secluded on the Moccasin Point peninsula of iconic Lake Vermillion in northern Minnesota, you'll find an exquisite half log sided home on south facing sandy shoreline, hosting every amenity one hopes to find in a premier lakefront home. What is not apparent is how inexpensive this property is to maintain due to the reliable energy efficient systems running quietly in the background.
Supporting the arts has a long established history in Grand Rapids, and a lot of that has to do with The Reif Center and Northern Community Radio KAXE/KBXE. The two organizations have partnered for a monthly concert series bringing high quality Minnesota musicians to the stage in Grand Rapids.
When half of downtown Grand Marais closes for the off-season, the North House Folk School campus continues to bustle with activity. Program Director Jessa Frost says their fall and winter offerings "give people who love the North Shore a reason to visit during the colder months. They can sit by a woodstove with a view of Lake Superior, craft with friends, and learn something new."
About 1.1 billion years ago, after millennia of straining and twisting as it migrated across the globe, the landmass that would become North America finally fractured. An enormous rift opened, a two-thousand-mile-long wound across the desolate plain at the continent's core. No grass or trees softened the barren, broken rock surface--multicellular life had not even evolved yet.
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All seasons along the North Shore are breathtaking but one season that really stands out is fall. There's just nothing like the warm sunshine, crisp air, and colored leaves that illuminate the shoreline. Fall is a great season to get outside, be active, and really take in all of those colors that decorate the shore. Bottom line: the North Shore is the definition of the perfect fall foliage.
Pasties have been a mainstay of Iron Range culture for many generations. During the 1800's and early 1900's, the mines were thriving and attracting workers from all around the world. Hibbing and the surrounding area became a confluence of culture; immigrants brought their recipes and traditions, but were also at the mercy of the weather and the seasonality of what was available.