5 Times Duluth Has Made National News
Here are five times in the last couple of years that Duluth, Minnesota has been in the national spotlight.
A George Clooney romantic comedy based about a football team in Duluth during the 1920's. The movie grossed over $40 million at the box office.
The flood of 2012 will go down as one of the worst in history. Millions of dollars in damages was done as 6 to 10 inches of rain came into the area within a very short time span. Below is a button to a photo gallery that was put together by our sister station MIX 108.
The University of Minnesota - Duluth won their first National Championship in 2011 for Men's Hockey. They beat Michigan 3-2 in overtime when Hermantown native Kyle Schmidt scored the game winning goal at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul in front of over 19,000 people in attendance.
One of the biggest marathons in the country seems to make national news every year. Grandma's Marathon started in 1977 with only 150 participants and has grown to an event that has over 18,000 runners every year.
When former Duluth Mayor Don Ness did a polar plunge to try to gain traction in the competition for Google Fiber back in 2011, it made national headlines. Eventually Google chose Kansas City for the fiber expansion.
Here's a LINK to a story our sister station B105 did about the story.