Best of MIX 108 – The Top 10 Local News and Events Stories of 2014 on MIX108.com
As 2014 comes to a close, we decided to take a look back at the year that was. It was certainly an interesting year for us here in the Twin Ports. From extreme weather to celebrity visitors and crazy-awesome videos, we put together a list of the top 10 most visited, liked, and shared local stories from our website. Here they are!
Polar Vortex was a term we were all rudely introduced to in the early months of 2014. Record-breaking cold temperatures gripped much of the United States for weeks on end, leading Cooper and Tony to experiment with fun things in the sub-zero temperatures. Click here to watch the videos.
While fighter jets occasionally roaring over the Twin Ports isn't abnormal, seeing a formation of military helicopters buzzing over the Blatnik Bridge is something a lot of you found more intriguing. Tony spotted the formation while crossing the bridge earlier this year, and captured the scene on video. Click here to watch the video and read the full story.
If you're on Facebook, you likely get all sorts of birthday wishes from close friends and casual acquaintances alike. How do you respond to those wishes? Individual responses? One group message? Something else? Tony posed this question, and here is what he found out. Click here to see the results.
In what was by far our favorite group project of the year, the MIX 108 staff got together to make a Twin Ports/MIX 108 version of the Full House opening credits. The results were awesome! Click here to watch the video.
In a heated contest put on by the folks at Outside Magazine, Duluth was part of a national campaign to find out what the best outdoor town in the United States is. Your community pride pushed Duluth into winning the title, and pushed this story into our top 10 of 2014. Click here to read the full story and see the results breakdown.
Ever wonder what the most expensive house in Duluth is? Tony did too, and did a little investigating to see what the prime real estate in town was this year. See the most expensive houses here.
Food Network star Guy Fieri paid a visit to a number of Twin Ports area establishments to film for episodes of his show "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives". See the story and watch MIX 108 hunt for Guy Fieri here.
Since taking over hosting duties at The Tonight Show earlier this year, Jimmy Fallon has gained some new fans. Among them, a couple Minnesota farmers who asked a favor of Jimmy via social media. The story blew up, starting a campaign to get Jimmy to pay a visit. Click here to read the full story.
As we touched on earlier, 2014 started out REALLY COLD! How cold? Cold enough to be on par with the temperatures on the surface of another (colder) planet. Check out the out of this world temperature comparisons here.
With early 2014 being as cold as it was, much of Lake Superior was frozen over late last winter. This gave these fishermen the opportunity to venture out in search of some lake trout on ol' Gitche Gumee. Little did they know they would pull this monster out of the deep.
Since sharing this video just over a week ago on our website, it exploded on social media and quickly became the most viewed story on our website. Click here to watch the video.