Best of MIX 108 – The Top 10 Local News and Events Stories of 2015 on MIX108.com
As 2015 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. Here are the top 10 most visited, liked, and shared local stories from our website. Enjoy!
On May 6, a black bear was spotted napping in a tree outside of the Duluth City Hall. The bear lounged in the tree for several hours, before eventually sauntering down and making its way home. While the bear was hanging out in the tree, another local bear tried to coax the lounging creature down. Watch the video here.
Duluth has earned many titles over the years. A vast majority of them are easy to be proud of. This one probably doesn't fit that bill. A health website compiled a bunch of data about Minnesota towns that identified Duluth as the "drunkest city" in the state. See the story here.
Esko High School Football standout player Jaxson Turner was named to this year's All-State High School Football Team. As a part of that, he and the rest of the All-State Team were honored at halftime during a Minnesota Vikings game. See the photo gallery and story here.
The Internet can be a great resource for news and information, but it can also be a great source for false information. A prime case of some mischievous misinformation spread by a local blog led to the news department at one of the local TV stations to take the bait and fall for the prank. A great reminder that you should always check your facts - particularly with the Internet. See the story and video here.
Superior welcomed “Iceman” Roger Hanson to town last winter to create an ice sculpture of sorts that would serve as a centerpiece of winter activity on Barkers Island. Uncooperative weather led to a premature collapse of the structure, which he eventually rebuilt. Watch the collapse here.
Hanson is back at it again this winter, recently sharing his progress on the 2015-2016 project on social media.
Earlier this year, Nick Cooper shared some of his personal favorites for easy day trips to fun places around the region. This sparked some great conversations on our Facebook page, and, from the sound of it, some great trips for other people too. See the list here.
The hack of shady "dating" website known as Ashley Madison led to a lot of people feeling squeamish about whether or not their usage of the site would be unveiled to the public. As leaks of the hacked information spilled data onto the Internet, the question of how many local people had accounts came up. See the story here.
Whether it was out of curiosity or because people were interested in snatching up this low-priced property, this ultra-cheap house was a big conversation piece in 2015. Check it out for yourself here.
There are plenty of legends about haunted places in the Twin Ports. Among them are stories about Nopeming Sanatorium on the south end of Duluth. Furthering the buzz about the haunted hotspot was a visit from the 'Ghost Adventures' TV crew earlier this year. Excitement about seeing what proof they could find had a lot of you talking about and sharing this story, which you can see here.
The most shared, visited, and talked about local story from 2015 on our website was having a little fun at the expense of ourselves and others in the area. We counted down the top things you'll never hear someone from Duluth say. Watch the hilarious list here.