Best of MIX 108 – Your Favorite Stories of 2016 on MIX108.com
As 2016 draws to a close, we decided to look back at the year to see what you were reading, watching, and sharing the most when it comes local stories on our website. Here are the top 11 most visited, liked, and shared local stories from MIX 108. Enjoy, and here's to a great 2017!
2016 saw one of the wildest Presidential election cycles in memory. During the campaign, a handful of candidates swung through the Twin Ports region. The first candidate to stop in the area was Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. During the Sanders campaign stop, a familiar fuzzy red bear showed up in the crowd.
The creepy, weathered look and folklore surrounding Nopeming Sanatorium has the interest of many from around the area. When news broke that the owners would be offering tours starting Halloween weekend, thousands of curious people headed to check it out for themselves. See the story here.
We got an exclusive pre-tour sneak peek and got some photos around the complex. You can see those photos here.
In the midst of creepy clown sightings leading up to Halloween this fall, someone apparently pranked a bunch of park goers at Jay Cooke with an incredibly doll. See the doll and story here.
If you've ever surfed around on Urban Dictionary, you know it can get pretty wild in a hurry. It turns out that Duluth is defined on the website, and Ian shared how our fair town is explained on the site. See the story here.
Everybody loves when new dining options open in the area. MIX 108's own West Duluthian, Ian, discovered that a new fast food dining option would be opening this year Read the story here.
News bloopers always grab everyone's attention. From swearing on the air to pretending to be outside for a broadcast, the Duluth area has had its share. This year was no different, with a local anchor flashing an inappropriate emoji on live TV during a newscast. See the video here.
This year, we discovered there have been a large number of UFO sightings in the Duluth area. Who knew? Here is a list of the reported sightings over the years.
When the Old Farmer's Almanac released their forecast for this coming winter, many cringed at what their predictions suggested. So far, their forecast has been pretty accurate. If it continues to be accurate, we're in for a long, cold ride. See the full winter forecast here.
Most people would say that the entire Twin Ports region is a pretty nice place to live. Some statistical data suggests that one of our area towns actually is one of the worst to live in when it comes to all towns in Minnesota. See the story, and what town here.
People that live in the Twin Ports are a special breed. We take pride in things that make us unique. Some of those things include references only someone living here would understand. A hilarious example of that is our list of pick up lines only people living in the Twin Ports would get. See them here.
The star of this year's Tall Ships Festival was the world's largest rubber duck, drawing attention from thousands of locals and visitors from around the world. News of the appearance of this duck grabbed the most attention from our readers of all stories on our website this year. Apparently everyone was excited to see it! Learn more about the duck in the story here.