Best of B105 – The Top 10 Most Popular Local Stories of 2014 on KKCB.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!
Awesome Old Promotional Video of B105 Staff Having a “Golden” Time Around Duluth Discovered
This year we found some old footage of a Golden Girls-like promo video starring the B105 staff. Even in this modern era, it's hard to beat some vintage B105. Watch the video here.
Forget ‘Cold Water Challenge’, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reminds Us That Ship Canal Not Meant For Swimming, Pier Not Meant For Jumping
We saw a few viral challenges on social media this year. One of them, the "cold water challenge", had individuals finding their way to the frigid waters of area lakes. The potentially dangerous trend led to a warning from area officials. Read the full story here.
The City Of Duluth Had More Votes Than Any Other Still In The Running, Advances Yet Again To The Next Bracket For Best Town In America
Duluth was part of a handful of competitions to earn various titles. Among them, Outside Magazine hosted a nation-wide voting contest to name the best outdoor town in the country. Thanks to your community pride, Duluth fared quite well. Read the full story here.
Denfeld’s Entire Student Body Bands Together To Tell The World “It’s Always A Good” Time At Their School
The students at Duluth Denfeld came together this year to choreograph a massive video effort to show off Hunter school pride. Over 1,000 students and staff members got involved in the fun video set to Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song "Good Time". Watch the video here.
Procession of Northland Police on I-35 Traveling to the Twin Cities for Fallen Officer’s Funeral
Following the tragic fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick during a routine traffic stop in July, Northland police officers traveled to the Twin Cities in a caravan to attend the funeral service. This moving video was caught by a member of the Moose Lake Police Department. Watch the video here.
Cathy Kates Gives Minnesota Vikings The Finger Over Increased Season Ticket Seat Prices
As the Minnesota Vikings moved to TCF Bank Stadium as their temporary home while their new stadium is built, many fans were disappointed to find out season ticket prices would be going up for this year. Cathy Kates was one of those disgruntled fans. She went on this rant that many of you sympathized with. Watch the video here.
Dierks Tweets “Drunk On A Plane Loudest We’ve Heard, Duluth”
In what was arguably the biggest Twin Ports concert event of 2014, Dierks Bentley and Sara Evans entertained a huge crowd at Bayfront Festival Park. Among the many songs Dierks played for the droves of fans was his hit "Drunk on a Plane". The song turned into a sing-along with the crowd, and Dierks even found himself impressed with the result; sharing a tweet about the show. See what Dierks had to say here.
Homemade Mosquito Trap Could Help Keep Your Family Comfortable this Summer
This summer Cathy did battle with Minnesota's "other state bird", trying to make her summer more comfortable. She shared her idea, and many of you tried it out as well. See the trap instructions here.
Guy Fieri Makes a “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” Stop in Duluth and Superior
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 here.
Ice Fishermen Catch Monster Lake Trout on Lake Superior
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.