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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: Scottish Rite Clinic

    Thursday, Jul 9 at 10:02 PM

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- In less than a year's time a new state-of-the-art facility will replace the Scottish Rite Clinic in Duluth.

  • Making a Difference: A Brush With Kindness

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- If you are elderly or disabled homeowner maintaining your property can be difficult if not impossible.

  • Making a Difference: Kortney Hamilton; Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Many can admit the sound of a crying infant has at some point, put them on edge.

  • Making A Difference: Lake Superior Magazine

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Nearly 40 years in the business and they've drawn the attention of thousands to the greatest of the great lakes.

  • Making a Difference: Leonard Youngman

    Virginia, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- A Virginia man who recently celebrated his 104th birthday says one of the secrets to longevity is having friends, and lots of them.

  • Making a Difference: Elaine Hansen

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- It takes a lot of work to raise a child to become a responsible citizen.

  • Making a Difference: CHUM

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- A small shelter, tucked away on a side street in Duluth's Central Hillside, is ground zero for the war against poverty.

  • Making a Difference: BUILD Program

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- A Duluth East Senior has been accepted into a new program for students with Intellectual Disabilities at Bethel University in the Twin Cities.

  • Making a Difference: American Cancer Society's Patient Lodging Program

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) A unique program in the Twin Ports is giving cancer patients one less thing to worry about.

  • Making a Difference: GoFundMe.com

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- Simply by entering your zip code, you will find dozens of campaigns set up to benefit people in your community. One of those campaigns was created to help mother of four, Sue Kastberg-Olson of Superior.