Positively Northland from WDIO News

Positively Northland

WDIO News is working to give our viewers stories that are uplifting. Stories about the people and organizations making a positive impact on life here in the Northland.

Decker Dwellings Affordable Housing project begins


2500 for Hunger: A long journey on a longboard


A caravan of trucks lifted the spirits of co-worker dealing with cancer

7-year-old on the Range collecting donations for the homeless

Panel installation begins for Lincoln Park Solar Garden

Project Joy launches to-go and drive-through event

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Duluth Area Family YMCA offering free meal kits


Fudge for Troops kicks off for holiday donation


Back to school mask drive underway in Itasca County, Hibbing


BOLD-choice Theatre awarded for enrichment program

Seventh grader raising money for basketball scholarships

Garage sale fundraiser for Montessori School

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Bayside Sounds Concert Series continues

Positively Northland: Supplying masks, Bayfield Co. Fair begins virtually

Positively Northland: Wienermobile visit, Real Ranger, and cleaning parks

CHUM's Annual Backpack Drive still in need of donations

Cleaning up garbage at Oak Park

'Back the Blue' rally supporting police


Real Ranger aims to inspire people to share positive stories

Positively Northland: Honoring essential employees, hometown heroes

Hometown Hero Outdoors helping so many heal

Positively Northland: Chalk Your Walk for Craig

Chalk Your Walk for Craig campaign on the Range

Northwoods Credit Union donation to Cloquet Library

City of Duluth launches Youth Mask Project to normalize face masks

Duluth NAACP continues to hand out masks to the community

Duluth's Red Lobster thanks local health workers by donating meals

Papa Murphy's campaign raises money for Boys & Girls Club

Through their Give20 campaign, Papa Murphy's raised money and donated it to the Northland Boys and Girls Club from pizza purchases from Wednesday.


Proctor grads pick up caps & gowns

Proctor seniors picked up their caps & gowns Thursday morning, ahead of the big graduation day. Teachers cheered, clapped, and played the school song on the trumpet as students paraded by.


Fire departments continue accepting mask donations

With the high need for masks, fire departments in St. Louis County will continue collecting cloth mask donations throughout the pandemic. Donations can be made at any time.


Help the hospitality industry through Strong Northland voucher program

Your favorite restaurant needs your help, and many have banded together to be part of the Strong Northland program. It's a $20 voucher you can purchase online.


Support the Boys & Girls Clubs with Papa Murphy's

Papa Murphy's is donating 20% of purchases that use the code, GIVE20, on May 20th, to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland. 


Police using power of social media to spread positive messages

Two police officers in the Twin Ports are doing their part to lift people's spirits, and they're doing so by posting photos and reflections on Facebook.


Graduation drive-thru for Duluth East seniors

To celebrate graduation and all the exciting moments that come at the end of the school year, Duluth East High School held a graduation drive-thru Wednesday afternoon. Grads could pick up caps, gowns & yearbooks, as well as put a little memory in the time capsule... Even though this is a year they won't ever forget.


Minnehaha Elementary holds parade for students & teachers

Teachers, students, and more of the Two Harbors community joined together in a parade Monday to maintain their classroom connections after not being in class for nearly two months.


148th flyovers planned for Northland on Wednesday

Look to the skies on Wednesday for jets from the 148th Fighter Wing, because pilots will be doing flyovers as part of Operation American Resolve.


Four Corners PTA changes up Teacher Appreciation

Four Corners Elementary in rural Douglas County is giving their teachers $50 gifts to local businesses, to show them how much they are appreciated.