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Hagen Endorses Fennessey For Mayor

Thursday Morning, Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen Spoke to Superior Residents, Showing Support for Brent Fennessey

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Only 11 days remain before the City of Superior takes on new leadership. Thursday morning, Mayor Bruce Hagen announced he is endorsing mayoral candidate Brent Fennessey. “I believe that Brent Fennessey is the candidate and the only candidate that has these qualifications and proven experience,” said Mayor Bruce Hagen. Hagen believes Fennessey has a young, fresh vision…

County Seat Theater Company Recognized at State Festival

County Seat Theater Company Started 30 Years Ago at Carlton High School

CLOQUET, Minn. – As we head into spring, what better way to fight off the puddles and mud than with a trip to the theatre! Exciting things are happening at the County Seat Theater Company in Cloquet. Recently, the team of talented actors and actresses brought home recognition, placing third in a state festival. The award, presented by the Minnesota Association…

Animal Allies Educating Northland Youth

For Over 25 Years, Animal Allies Has Been Making Way Into Northland Classrooms

DULUTH, Minn. – Some say seeing is believing. Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking to educate Northland youth by making way into classrooms, to teach hands-on. Twenty-five years later, these visits still have a lasting effect on local students. “I had twelve dollars and the ropes we bought, I think were .95 cents,” said Isabella, 2nd grade student…

Federal Budget Cuts Could Impact Foster Grandparent Program

Students Wrote Letters to Senator Al Franken, Asking to Save the Foster Grandparent Program

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Duluth second graders put to use their daily writing lesson, lobbying to keep a classroom helper on hand Tuesday. It all started with the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Each new President brings a new wish-list of ideas to the table when it comes to budget cuts. Nearly 200 senior citizens in the Twin…

Duluthians Say ‘No More’ to Mother Nature

Shorts Against Winter Happens Annually the Friday Before the First Day of Spring

DULUTH, Minn. – A hardy group of Duluthians were sending a strong message to Mother Nature Friday morning. The 5th Annual Shorts Against Winter event is a chance for Northlanders to wear shorts to work before the official start of spring on Monday, March 20. Shorts Against Winter started by Swim Creative Advertising Firm employee Kevin Cain, and has since…

Registration Now Open for Hartley Summer Camps

Since Wednesday, More than 600 Children Are Already Signed Up for Camps

DULUTH, Minn. – Registration for Hartley Nature Center Summer Camps is underway. Staff at Hartley tells FOX 21 over 600 kids have registered in just two days. Although a fresh coat of snow blanketed the Northland on Friday, Brett Amundson, Director of Operations at Hartley Nature Center says kids love to spend their summer days at Hartley. Amundson says Hartley…

Hermantown Hawks Raising Money for Fellow Hawk

Mike Anderson of Hermantown was Once Again Diagnosed with Brain Cancer in February

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hundreds of Hawks were soaring together in the Northland Wednesday morning. Students, staff, and faculty at Hermantown Middle School were crowded together for a group photo. It’s all for the husband of Special Education teacher, Jen Anderson. Former Hawk Mike Anderson graduated from Hermantown in 2002. “People say there’s kind of a motto at school that Hawks fly…

Over Fifty Cats Taken from Superior Home

Douglas County Humane Society is Now Seeking the Public's Help

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Douglas County Humane Society is staying busy these days. An animal hoarding case in the City of Superior is creating an overflow of feline friends at the shelter. Now, they need your help in finding nearly 60 cats a new place to call home. “It can be quite emotional, it can be really sad,” said Sheila…

Chisholm Moves Forward with Public Service Facility Plans

Two Developers will Present Plans to the Chisholm City Council on Wednesday, March 29

CHISHOLM, Minn. – A new Public Service Building could be coming to the City of Chisholm within the next year. Two developers, Krause-Anderson and SEH, have both submitted proposals for the City’s new building, and will be interviewed by the Chisholm City Council on Wednesday, March 29. Since 1907, the City has used the same building to house their police and…

Celebrating Pi Day with Johnson’s Lakeside Bakery

On March 14, the Nation Honors the Mathematical Constant, While Indulging in a Slice of Pie

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re looking for a reason to crunch some numbers on this Tuesday, math lovers can get excited! Tuesday, March 14 (3.14) is National Pi Day. Not the pie as in the dessert, but as in the math symbol. Megan Spitzley with Johnson’s Lakeside Bakery stopped by the FOX 21 Studios with a few fresh baked pies…

Over Fifty Cats Rescued from Superior Residence

Officials with Douglas County Humane Society are Working to Clean, Vaccinate, and Find Homes for the Cats

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Douglas County Humane Society is seeing an influx of cats calling the shelter home recently. First discovered by authorities in December, a Superior residence was housing dozens of cats. Officials say the owner eventually agreed to surrender the animals. Staff at the Humane Society say they have rescued more than 50 feline friends since the middle…

Excitement Grows for 44th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival

The Two-Day Event Features Three Musical Guests and an Array of Talented Musicians

DULTUH, Minn. – The 44th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival is happening this weekend, March 17 and 18, at the Weber Music Hall and Marshall Performing Arts Center in Duluth. -Head of the Lakes Jazz Concert: Ingrid Jensen & Christine Jensen Quintet Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall World renown saxophonist Christine Jensen and…

Sign-Up Date Approaches to Invest in CSA Farming

On Sunday, March 19, the 5th Annual Local Community Supported Agriculture Farm (CSA) Open House will Take Place

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Sunday, March 19, from 2:00 – 5:00p.m., more than 200 people will be gathering in Duluth to choose a local farm to grow their vegetables this summer. Event organizers are hoping more Northlanders will choose to invest and buy local in 2017. The 5th Annual Local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm Open House will take place…

Sampling Spring Wines with an Expert

Marc Carrigan, Regional Sales Manager for Foley Family Wines Samples Spring Wines

DULUTH, Minn. -Marc Carrigan, Regional Sales Manager for Foley Family Wines, stopped by the FOX 21 Studios Friday morning, with a few spring wine samples, and a whiskey. Carrigan noticed the weather starting to warm up, and change for the better, deciding it was time to think spring and cleanse the winter palate. “The Wine Guy” brought along two white…

Active Adventures: Hockey with The Minnesota Wilderness

William Seay Laces Up the Skates for a Go-Around with The Minnesota Wilderness

CLOQUET, Minn. – Ahead of Friday’s big game against the Aberdeen Wings, Meteorologist William Seay laced up his skates for the first time in a few months to practice with the Minnesota Wilderness. The team was gracious enough to show William a few tips and tricks on the ice, and he was more than thrilled to practice with the team….

Duluth Pack Unveils New City Portfolio Product

The Handcrafted Bag Comes to Duluth Pack's Line of Products after Receiving Community Feedback

DULUTH, Minn. – After months of gathering community feedback, staff members at Duluth pack are excited to release their newest product for consumers to enjoy. The City Portfolio bag was developed with a lightweight, affordable style in mine. Portfolio bags already produced by Duluth Pack can run anywhere from $200 to $300 dollars. The new product costs $145 dollars. The…

New Online Reservation System Rolls Out for Duluth Parks

The New System is Now Entirely Online, Allowing Park Users to Easily Access Information

DULUTH, Minn. – Next time you’re looking to make reservations at a Duluth Park location, things will be a little easier thanks to a new system being rolled out by the Duluth Parks and Recreation Department. Duluthians and visitors from all over will now be able to see what parks are available, look at pictures, read information, select a date,…

Miracle Eleven Provides Donations to CHUM, Other Shelters

Nearly $6,000 was Donated to Three Local Charities in Dultuh Wesdnesday Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – The CHUM Food Shelf and Shelter in Duluth received a big donation Wednesday from a local non-profit organization. Miracle Eleven was created by a group of brave men and women after a skydiving plane crash happened over Superior in 2013. You may recall, nine skydivers and two pilots walked away from the incident with minor injuries. The…

Animal Allies to Host Nibbles and Networking Event

Staff at Animal Allies Hope to Reach out and Connect with Local Veterinarians in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal Allies will be hosting their first ever Nibbles and Networking event Wednesday evening, starting at 5:30p.m. The social opportunity will allow local veterinarians to connect with each other, while getting a chance to tour and speak with the medical staff from Animal Allies. Veterinarians, Vet Technicians, and Staff are welcome to attend. Animal Allies offers a…

Messy Morning Commute for Drivers in Downtown Duluth

Over a Dozen Crashes were Reported, with Duluth Police Responding

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – It was a messy morning commute for drivers making their way through downtown Duluth Tuesday. Shortly after 8:00a.m., officials started receiving calls of vehicles sliding down Lake Avenue and other surrounding avenues in the area. Duluth Police…

U-Haul to Settle in Vacant Superior Kmart Space

The Development will Invest Six Million Dollars in the City of Superior, Adding 35 Jobs

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – After closing its doors nearly a year ago, the Superior Kmart building will soon have a new beginning. U-Haul is set to be moving into the location off Tower Avenue. The building has been on the market for over two years, and vacant for one. Florida based Kin Properties currently owns the property, but will soon finalize…

Help Save Lives During Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross is Looking for Your Help in Donating Blood During Red Cross Month

DULUTH, Minn. – Since 1943, every United States President has proclaimed the month of March to be Red Cross Month. To help kick off the month of recognition, the Northern Minnesota Chapter of the Red Cross is partnering with Castle Danger Brewing to host the first Red Cross blood drive in Two Harbors. The drive started Thursday at noon, giving…

Study: Minnesota Millennials Stressed Over Health Care

Minnesotans Show Striking Generational Gap in Knowledge of Health Insurance

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to texting terms such as “LOL” or “BRB” it’s no secret millennials have no problem understanding what’s being conveyed. However, a new study released by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is showing stunning statistics. The study show while nearly 80 percent of Minnesotans think managing their health is an important topic, far…

Animal Answers: Honey Bear Heads Home

The 9-Year-Old American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Spent Nearly Seven Months at Animal Allies

DULUTH, Minn. – You might recall hearing about a certain dog featured as Pet of The Week on FOX 21 Local News over many months. After a long journey from the streets, to the shelter, Honey Bear is home. “He’s a big love bug, he’s honey, but he’s also a bear,” said Josh Klimek. “I kind of fell in love…

Business is Booming at Local Bait Shops

A Mid-Winter Warmup Has Not Impacted Ice Fishing, According to Local Businesses

DULUTH, Minn. – We’re learning the recent mid-winter warm-up has not impacted business at local bait shops in the Northland. Store owners at Chalstrom’s Bait and Tackle, and Fisherman’s Corner tell FOX 21 it’s been the best year for ice fishing business in the past five years. It’s a passion for many, only Mother Nature can deny. “Once you’re into…

Grand Portage Lodge Gets Makeover

The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Finished with Phase Two Renovations

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – One popular place along the North Shore is now prepared for played to try their luck once again. The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is undergoing a three-phase project, opening a fresh chapter for its guests. It’s a popular place for thousands of visitors each year, no matter what season it is. Now, visitors will have…

Structure Fire in Superior Causes $70,000 in Damages

Crews Battled a Blaze that Broke out at 5917 Cumming Avenue, Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Superior fire officials responded to a structure fire shortly after 10:30 Sunday evening. The blaze broke out at a two-story duplex located at 5917 Cumming Avenue. When crews arrived they found flames coming from two second floor windows. They were able to extinguish the blaze, which crews believe started in the upstairs kitchen. Authorities say all residents…

Downtown Businesses Prepare for Birkie Crowds

With Over 40,000 visitors in One Weekend, Local Eateries are Prepared for Big Business

HAYWARD, Wisc. – Thousands of skiers, fans, and followers are heading to the Hayward area this weekend, taking part in the annual American Birkebeiner tradition despite this year’s lack of snow. However, trail conditions aren’t keeping folks from enjoying cold brews, Birkie fever, and friendship. The owner of the Gridiron Pub and Grub in Downtown Hayward tells FOX 21, his…

Thousands Bunking in Hayward for Annual American Birkebeiner

Hotels are Filling Up Across Many Parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota in Preparation for the Annual Ski Race

HAYWARD, Wisc. – The annual American Birkebeiner calls for a lot of booking when it comes to travel reservations. Officials say the average commute from from hotel to the trail for a race participant can be up to two-and-a-half hours long. It’s why local hotels receive calls nearly one year in advance before the big weekend. “It is very important…

All-Girls Camp Takes over Animal Allies Humane Society

During Winter Break, A Group of Eight Girls Have the Chance to Learn and Have Fun at the Local Shelter

DULUTH, Minn. – Even though it’s beginning to feel like spring across the Northland, Duluth School District students are enjoying winter break this week. A group of eight girls, ages 10 to 14, are taking part in the first even all-girls camp at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth. It’s a chance for the girls to engage in art projects,…

Animal Answers: Microchipping Month

One in Three Animals Will Go Missing at Some Point, Animal Allies is Looking to Help

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Animal Answers, FOX 21’s Brett Scott took a trip to Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth to find out more about a helpful event happening during the month of February. Statistics show one in three animals will go missing at some point in the life, leading to an array of problems. To celebrate Micro…

Sticky Bun Fun With Lake Superior Bakehouse

On Tuesday, February 21, We Celebrate National Sticky Buns Day!

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s a lot to celebrate in the bakery world on Tuesday, February 21, 2017! The staff at Lake Superior Bakehouse stopped by the FOX 21 Tuesday morning with a few special treats to help celebrate. They say their fresh, homemade sticky buns are a top seller at the bakehouse, located at 102 West Superior Street in Duluth. National…

Cooking Connection: Bread Making With Great Harvest

The Staff at Great Harvest Bread Company in Duluth Show How to Prepare Bread, Granola and More

DULUTH, Minn. – The FOX 21 Morning Crew hit the road for this week’s Cooking Connection, stopping by Great Harvest Bread Co. in Duluth. Lee Davidson, Co-Owner of Great Harvest, gave Brett Scott a tour of the facility, while employees were hard at work shaping fresh baguettes. The team typically gets to work around 3:45a.m., with one baker sponging breads, while…

Officials Identify Lakeside Fire Victim

No Working Fire Alarms Were Found Inside the Home at 4516 Cooke Street in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth fire officials announced Wednesday morning the name and preliminary cause of death for the man who died in a house fire on Cooke Street in Duluth Tuesday. Ray Allen Nordin, 64, died in his home located at 4516 Cooke Street in the Lakeside neighborhood. Officials are ruling the fire accidental, but aren’t sure whether smoking materials…

Animal Answers: Providing Dental Care at Lake Superior Zoo

A Recent Grant of $9,500 is Making it Easier for Zoo Staff to Once Again Provide Dependable Dental Care

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to dental diligence, we often forget to think about our pets. Whether it be dogs, cats, lions, or tigers, veterinarians say all teeth need to be touched up. “Animals have absolutely no way to tell us when they have dental pain,” said Dr. Michael Overend, Owner of Lake County Veterinary Clinics. When it comes…

Busy Day for The Rose Man

Bouquets are Blowing out the Door at Duluth's Iconic Pink Place on Central Entrance

DULUTH, Minn. – We all know roses are red, violets can be blue, and on Tuesday, Duluth’s iconic Rose Man was a popular destination too! Those working at the popular Duluth flower shop this Valentine’s Day, say they didn’t get much sleep last night. “I just like to make sure that everyone gets what they want to come for, and…

Caring for Cancer with Valentine Cards

Children in the Community Handcrafted Valentine's Day Cards for the Cancer Resource Center of Essentia Health

DULUTH, Minn. – Handmade cards full of color and love are now decorating the Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center of Essentia Health in Duluth. The Duluth KidsClub started two years ago, when Founder Brandi Worthing wanted to create a social hub for parents to connect with events happening in the community. Over the weekend, the Pottery Burn Studio and Duluth KidsClub…

2017 Two Harbors Winter Frolic Begins

Events will be Happening Friday and Saturday in the North Shore Community

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Starting Friday, one community along the North Shore will be celebrating the winter season as temperatures begin to climb. Hundreds are expected to take part in the annual Two Harbors Winter Frolic. The two day event kicks off Friday evening with a chili cook-off challenge, and a community curling challenge. Sliding, skating, and snow sculptures are…

Active Adventures: Winter Bike to Work Day

Dozens of Duluthians Rode Their Bikes to Work Friday, Celebrating Winter Bike to Work Day

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday morning, more than 30 Northlanders grabbed their bikes and headed to the Duluth Rose Garden to celebrate International Winter Bike to Work Day. The day is observed across the globe and aims to normalize winter biking. Cyclists gathered at the Rose Garden around 7:30, and rode via Superior Street to the Minnesota Power Plaza. Event organizers from…

Special Report: The Canadian Connection | Part Two

FOX 21's Brett Scott Speaks with Local Tourism Officials and Business Owners on Canadian Cash Flow in the Northland

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Nearly fourteen million Canadians call the Province of Ontario home. Located directly north of Minnesota, thousands of our northern neighbors travel south each year. “A lot of them are on their way to Mall of America, and we are one of their major stops,” said Anna Klobuchar with Visit Cook County. Many miles separate the Canadian…

Zoo Receives Donation Toward Animal Dental Health

The Lake Superior Zoo Started Dental Work Thursday, After Receiving a $9,500 Donation from the Make Me Smile Program

DULUTH, Minn. – A recent donation toward animal dental health was put to use for the first time Thursday at Duluth’s Lake Superior Zoo. A $9,500 dollar grant was recently given to the Zoo, from the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry’s Make Me Smile Program. In 2012, flood waters washed through the Zoo causing millions of dollars’ worth of damage. Included,…

Special Report: The Canadian Connection | Part One

FOX 21's Brett Scott examines the Canadian Cash Flow into the Twin Ports

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – Over 150 miles separate the Twin Ports from our northern border. Each year hundreds of thousands of Canadians travel along Highway 61, making their way down to invest in our local economy. “We see four-hundred, five-hundred, up to one-thousand packages a day.” Jaime Spry, General Manager at Ryden’s Border Store, might be decking the halls while…

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Make Visit to Cirrus Aircraft

The Snowbirds are Preparing for the Upcoming 2017 Duluth Air and Aviation Expo Presented by St. Luke's

DULUTH, Minn. – Despite the frigid cold we experienced in the Northland Wednesday, it didn’t stop the Canadian Forces Snowbirds from flocking into Cirrus Aviation earlier in the day. The visit by the military flight demonstration team is in preparation for their longer visit this summer when they will be performing at the 2017 Duluth Air and Aviation Expo presented…

Essentia Health Goes Red for Women

The Cardiovascular Team at Essential Reminds Northlanders to Call for Help Right Away

DULUTH, Minn. – You may have noticed more Northlanders wearing red on Friday, and if so, you’re not alone. Doctors and researchers at Essentia Health in Duluth are looking to spread the word when it comes to heart attack awareness, especially for women. Experts say one in three women die of cardiovascular disease, equal to one life every minute. However,…

Flames Destroy House and Garage in Cloquet

Crews Spent Multiple Hours Working to Save the Strucutres at 3912 Highway 33

CLOQUET, Minn.  – Fire officials responded to a blaze in Cloquet just after 8:00p.m. Thursday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and multiple fire departments responded to 3912 Highway 33 for a report of a fully engulfed home on fire. Fire crews spent hours working to extinguish the flames, but the home and attached garage were completely destroyed. The cause…

18th Annual ALS Blizzard Tour Kicks Off From Proctor

Hundreds of Riders will Travel Many Miles, Raising Awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

PROCTOR, Minn. – Two-hundred and twenty-five snowmobile riders took to the trails Thursday morning in Proctor. The below zero cold didn’t stop hardy folks from fighting for a special cause. “I started with it because one of my friends died of it, that’s why a lot of us here in Duluth got involved. Of course we’ve got our celebrities, Kent…

Fans Flock to 2017 Beargrease Finish Line

Ryan Anderson Wins First Place in 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

DULUTH, Minn – Shortly after 10:00 a.m., the winning team of the 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon mushed through the finish line. Ryan Anderson from Ray, Minnesota, used the annual race to help qualify and train his team to run the upcoming 1,000 mile Iditarod race. “Racing is an art; it’s not just taking a dog team and going fast,”…

Animal Answers: Friends of Animals Saves Texas Dogs

Friends of Animals Humane Society Recently Became Home to Nine New Dogs; Eight from Texas Shelters

CLOQUET, Minn. – Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet recently received a big delivery after rescuing dogs from shelters across the country. Eight of these pups traveled all the way from Texas. “I meet with all of them, we get to know them. I sit and take pictures and get to know their personalities,” said Katy Goodman with Friends of…

Animal Answers: Mushing with Endurance Kennels

Endurance Kennels Specialize in Sprint Sled Dog Racing; Teaches Community Members about the Sport of Mushing

DULUTH, Minn. – The 34th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will kick off this weekend, after months of hard work and preparation from mushers and their dogs. But what is it like for sled dogs that prefer to mush a shorter distance? In this week’s Animal Answers, we’re mushing with Endurance Kennels. “I usually start my morning…

Parents and School Board Officials Take Steps to Replace Rubber Mulch

Duluth Schools Set to Replace Rubber Mulch with Wood Chips, Costing Nearly $630,000

DULUTH, Minn. – On Tuesday, members of the Duluth School board motioned to remove all rubber mulch chips on school playgrounds, and replace the potentially harmful material with wood. Kristen Klos-Maki is proud to have her daughter attend Lowell Elementary after attending a nature-based preschool. “When I was starting to decide where I wanted to have her go to kindergarten, I…