Let me tell you why you don’t care about Wrenshall, MN. You don’t, and it’s ok. You can admit it. Wrenshall is a small town located 25 miles outside Downtown Duluth, MN. Wrenshall only holds 391 inhabitants. It isn’t near any major highways. It’s not a tourist destination. Wrenshall has a few small farms, a […]
Twenty three year-old Nathan Petersen relishes the fact that he can come home from his job and know that he can make a difference in other people’s lives, but the experience can leave him emotionally drained. For two years, Petersen has been employed as a care assistant by one of Duluth’s 53 licensed group home companies. […]
Michael Lillegard is sitting across from me wearing jeans and a t-shirt sporting a picture of his old Boy Scout Troup 15 on it. We’re sitting in a lounge at UMD, and he’s telling me about building a brick oven in his back yard. Working nights and weekends it took him and his dad four […]
Katie Hedquist, a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, runs through Chester Park three times a week to enjoy nature and to get a break from her studies. What are you most looking forward to after college? “Going to grad school and becoming a physical therapist.” Why is that? “I want to help people get back […]
Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet all come to mind around the Fourth of July. But one could argue that the list is missing a couple staples of the summer holiday. The Fourth brings two of America’s favorite pastimes, drinking beer and blowing stuff up, together into a beautiful, dangerous celebration. For the Duluth […]
Hauling around her 50-pound backpack and clunky, black voice recorder that almost resembles a taser, Lake Voice’s editor in chief, Aloysia Power, rode around on the downtown and West Duluth buses trying to get to know Duluth’s bus riding folk. Turns out, nobody really wants to talk when they’re on the bus – especially when […]
When putting on the green apron her first day as a grocery bagger at Lunds in Bloomington, Minnesota, 16-year-old High School student Chelsea Retzer turned her first job into an experience of a lifetime. Retzer, now 19, is a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, an active member in her sorority, and volunteers at […]
Aerialist Alex Loch performing at a fundraiser for the Minnesota Ballet at the Duluth Depot. Photo submitted by Brett Hansen.
Brighton Beach. Photo submitted by Thor Rickard.