Success Stories

Success happens in many different ways. Here are just some of the great people and initiatives that make the healthy choice the easy choice for all of us in Healthy Northland.

Finishing for Rhonda — After the death of their leader, OB nurses in Moose Lake honor her by achieving her goal

The hospital had one year left in its effort to obtain a “Baby-Friendly” designation, which has specific requirements to encourage breastfeeding and to maximize early contact between a mother and her baby.

It was a goal Skelton had been pushing toward for a decade.

Local Garden Grows Produce to Share

SHIP partners with Two Harbors Food Shelf, Master Gardeners, and volunteers to help ensure community has access to fresh produce at the Marek-Fuller Community Garden in Two Harbors.

SHIP work inspires safer road design in Cloquet

After three years of temporary road projects in Cloquet, permanent changes for safer roads are now scheduled for summer 2018.

Lake County Bans E-cigs Indoors

The Lake County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that banned the use of e-cigarettes in bars and restaurants throughout the county during its meeting Tuesday in Two Harbors.

Duluth City Council Passes Flavored Tobacco Ordinance

Health advocates, parents, and children stood up to argue that flavored tobacco is a gateway for youth to a lifetime of addiction to smoking.

Year-round Cyclist and Activist Leads Community Ride on Winter Bike to Work Day

“The way we build our communities influences our daily activities,” says active transportation coordinator Shawna Mullen.

International Falls Students Participate in Active Elementary School Study

Active classroom activities make it easy for students to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity throughout the day. Students who meet these recommendations are more likely to have a healthy weight and better academic outcomes than students who don’t meet those recommendations.

Hill City Builds Community with Successful Farm2School Program

The Farm2School program promotes healthy eating habits, supports neighboring small and mid-sized farmers, and builds the local economy,” explained Hannah Colby, SHIP.

Duluth Designated Baby Friendly City

Duluth was chosen because of its commitment to make breastfeeding easier and more accessible for mothers.

Students are Eating Fresh Produce Year-round in Cook County

Research shows that school gardens increase kids’ consumption of fruit and veggies, and increases their willingness to try new produce.


The Future of Food, Health, and the Economy: What Can We Bring to the Table?

Looking ahead! Attendees at this meeting, were asked to envision a future where we enjoy a vibrant regional food economy, producing and consuming twenty percent of our food needs locally.