© 2024 The Duluth-Superior Area Educational Television Corporation (WDSE)

The North 103.3 FM is licensed to The Duluth-Superior Area Educational Television Corporation (WDSE)
Locally Curated. Community Owned.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Daily interviews with a local focus airing at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday on Northland Morning.

Community Connection: Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad Reopening

 A yellow train engine pulling at least two cars along railroad tracks
photolibrarian [via Flickr]

Harold Dols has filled many roles during his time with the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad. And, after a multi-year hiatus due to the pandemic as well as environmental remediation, he's ready for the rails to reopen at the end of the month.

Dols and other volunteers have made the most of the down time by making improvements. Though the improvements are notable, getting the train running regularly for patrons is the highlight of the summer. "It's an absolutely beautiful ride along the St. Louis River," says Dols. The natural beauty is part of the allure, the history of the line is another large part. "Some of the rails date back to the 1890s."

The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad is scheduled to reopen the weekend of July 22nd and continue regular operations thereafter. For tickets and more information, visit the LS&MR website.

You can hear Community Connection every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
Related Content