Year In Review: The 10 Biggest Stories of 2017 on kkcb.com
With 2017 coming to an end, we decided to look back on what you were reading, commenting on, watching, and sharing on our website. Here are the top 10 most visited, liked, and shared local stories from B105. Enjoy, and here's to a great 2018!
There are some truly amazing homes in the Northland. This muli-million dollar "lake home" tucked into the trees between Highway 61 and Lake Superior near Silver Bay is definitely one of them. Up for sale for the low price of $5.495 million, you can enjoy creature comforts like a steam shower, infrared sauna, and treetop studio in a ruggedly beautiful setting. Anyone who has driven Highway 61 knows there isn't much land between the highway and Lake Superior. How they managed to tuck all of this between the lake and road in an inconspicuous way is pretty amazing. You'd never see it from the road.
A popular gas station at the foot of the Blatnik Bridge in Superior closed its doors as 2017 kicked off. While the actual reason for their closing wasn't disclosed at the time, many speculated it was due to competition coming into the area.
A girl swimming in Island Lake north of Duluth was attacked by a creature, leaving gashes in her foot that required a visit to the emergency room. The victim's family initially said it was an otter, while doctors said it had to be a large fish like a muskie. What was it?
Roads during the winter months in this area can be treacherous. Being we all live that reality for several months a year, some people get a little cavalier, or even careless with their driving sometimes when conditions are bad. This observation and reminder during a slippery day in January resonated with many of you.
In the fall of 2017, we said goodbye to a longtime voice in the Twin Ports community. B105 Breakfast Club member Cathy Kates made the decision to leave the public life of radio to take on a career in a different field.
It was emotional for us here at the station to say goodbye, and many of you shared thoughtful and emotional goodbye messages of your own for Cathy.
Weather is a big subject in this part of the world. It plays such a major role in our day to day lives, especially during the winter months. After the Old Farmer's Almanac shared their outlook for this winter, you wanted to know what to expect.
There was an interesting group staging a protest near the Miller Hill Mall this summer. The touring group was spreading awareness for a cause not often discussed. We got a quick interview with some of the protesters.
What's the saying around here? Something like "There's two seasons, winter and road construction", right? Road construction on one of Superior's main arteries was causing a lot of problems, which were being compounded by people not paying attention to road signs. Superior resident Ken shared some thoughts and advice on the subject.
There are good and bad things about living in any area. The Twin Ports is no different. We took a tongue-in-cheek look at some of those 'problems' people in this area face that someone moving here should be aware of.
Top The Tater is a snack staple in the Midwest. Not only do we "top our taters" with it, we dip our chips in it, and much more. We all know there are some rules of etiquette for the creamy topping, but Ken compiled them into a definitive list.