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Every day, in communities across the Northland, individuals and organizations are creating a positive impact on those around them. They are taking the lead in fostering a better society, facilitating genuine community engagement, and putting the needs of others before their own.

Quite simply, they are “Making a Difference” as their actions and stories impact all of us.

KBJR and KDLH are proud to recognize these individuals and organizations with our “Making a Difference” segment, which airs during our 10 PM newscast on Thursday evenings.

Each week, Michelle Lee will profile an organization or individual making a recognizable, positive difference in their community.

Our goal is to share the stories of individuals and organizations making a positive difference regardless of its size or reach. The positive impact could be as far-reaching as working to create change through partnerships with local governments, or as simple as helping improve the quality of life for families and individuals in the local community.


Most importantly, we want to tell the stories that you, our viewers, and our local communities feel have an impact. We want to share the stories of your family, friends, and neighbors who are making a difference to those around them. If you know somebody you feel is “Making a Difference”, please submit a nomination by clicking below. We’d love to hear their story and perhaps feature them on one of our weekly segments.





Do you know a person or organization "Making a Difference"? 
Submit a nomination on their behalf.




Want to see who's been "Making a Difference" in their community? Look below for some our recent "Making A Difference" profiles. New profiles are added weekly, so be sure to check back often.


  • Making a Difference: Ray Rogers

    Thursday, Dec 25 at 11:43 PM

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Salvation Army relies on an army of volunteers to help families in need across the Northland. One of those volunteers is Ray Rogers

  • Making a Difference: Rolling Readers

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- From 1987 until today the Rolling Readers of Duluth and Superior are loved by hundreds of kids.

  • Making A Difference: Tara Eckes

    Hayward, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- After raising a record amount of money for her school and the National Heart Association one Hayward seven- year-old is getting recognized. Tara Eckes' accomplishment landed her on the cover of Time Magazine for Kids.

  • Making a Difference: The Windchill Legacy

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Windchill Legacy is dedicated to ending the abuse and neglect of horses and other animals.

  • Making a Difference: Piedmont Elementary School Students

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Some students at Piedmont Elementary School in Duluth got more than they bargained for with their community service project.

  • Making a Difference: Stone Lake EMTs

    Hayward, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Wisconsin state law requires high schools to offer students instruction in CPR and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators.

  • Making a Difference: Life House

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Since it opened its doors in 1992, Life House in Duluth has helped thousands of homeless and at risk teenagers.

  • Making a Difference: Can Do Canines

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The federal prison camp in Duluth has gone to the dogs; future service training dogs that is.

  • Making a Difference: Billy Hillman

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Billy Hillman is known as Duluth East High School's "super fan."

  • Making a Difference: Babette Sandman

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Babette Sandman is well known among young people who are going through tough times and need someone to steer them on to the right path.