Brett Scott

‘Light and Low’ at Gary New Duluth Recreation Center

FOX 21's William Seay Caught Up With the Organizer's of Duluth YMCA's Light and Low Fitness Program

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay caught up with the coordinators of ‘Light and Low,’ a program put together by the Duluth YMCA. The program takes place at the Gary New Duluth Recreation Center. Participants have the chance to work on increasing mobility, balance, range of movement, strength and conditioning by using light free weights,…

Hundreds Expected for Annual Jefferson Street Block Party

The Event Runs From 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19

DULUTH, Minn. – The 26th Annual Jefferson Street Block Party in Duluth will bring hundreds of neighbors together once again this Saturday, August 19 from 2:00 to 5:00p.m on the 1600 block of Jefferson Street. The party will showcase live music from Lyz Jaakola’s project #theindianheadband, which provides a danceable mix of rock and roll, ska, funk and traditional Anishinaabe…

Lake County Fair Kicks Off Despite Rainy Weather

Dozens Put Their Talent to Work in the 4-H Exhibits Thursday

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Despite the cold, rainy weather we’re experiencing in the Northland, it isn’t stopping one community from coming together to celebrate their annual county fair. The Lake County Fair is celebrating their 109th season. Thursday, rain kept most of the rides from operating but didn’t stop the barnyard animals for getting ready to be judged in various…

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Seeks Community Support

Duluth's Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center Continues Fundraising for New Structure

DULUTH, Minn. – Northern Minnesota’s only wildlife rehabilitation center, Wildwoods, is looking for your support. The volunteer run organization is looking to raise money to complete work on a structure which houses animals taken into the center. Since 2016 crews have been making progress, but lack of funds is causing the progression to slow. Right now, 75 percent of the…

New Developments Help Provide Animal Enrichment

Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is Building a New Catio and Dog Recreation Area

DULUTH, Minn. – Stepping outside or lounging on the deck is something we humans take for granted. Now, hundreds of furry friends will soon have the chance to spend more time in the fresh air at Animal Allies Humane Society. “I can’t wait until it’s done, it’s going to be beautiful! I think the cats and kittens are going to…

Semi Rollover Causes Diesel Fuel Leak Near Piedmont Avenue

Officials Responded to the Call Around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, No Injuries Were Reported

DULUTH, Minn. – Shortly after 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Duluth Fire Department responded to reports of a rollover involving an 18-wheeler Marvin truck. The vehicle was traveling from Warroad, Minnesota, and crashed near the intersection of Highway 53 and Piedmont Avenue. Officials tell FOX 21 the driver of the vehicle lost control while traveling south on Highway 53. Authorities also…

7 West Taphouse Opening Second Duluth Location Next Week

The Taphouse Has Expanded to a Location Along Maple Grove Road

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders will soon have a new location to stop for a burger and a brew in the Twin Ports. The owner of 7 West Taphouse tells FOX 21 he and his staff should be ready to open their new Duluth location Monday, August 14. Since May, crews have been busy turning the former Nevada Bob’s Golf space…

Studies Show ‘Babies Need Boxes’

Studies Show Finland has one of the Lowest Infant Mortality Rates in the World

DULUTH, Minn. – For year, babies have been falling asleep in boxes. Closer to home, one Minnesota mother caught onto the trend back in 2015. Since then, proper education of the practice has been spread to various communities across the country. “I think it would have been fantastic,” said Lori Sawnson, St. Luke’s Birthing Center Nurse Manager. Helpful hands, for…

‘Catio’ and Recreational Area Being Built at Animal Allies

Through Generous Donations and Fundraising, Cost is Covered for the Construction

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking to make sure their furry friends feel more at home during their stay at the shelter. Construction on a new ‘catio,’ a patio for cats, has started. Billman Construction Inc. of Duluth is doing the construction. Work is also underway on a third dog recreational area. Staff and volunteers…

Car Versus Bicycle Crash Sends One to Hospital

The Bicyclist Was Transported to a Local Hospital With a Serious Head Injury

DULUTH, Minn. – A car versus bicycle crash sent one person to the hospital shortly after 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. When Duluth police responded to the 2300 Block of London Road, officers made observations that the driver of the vehicle showed signs of impairment from alcohol. The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital with a head injury and remains…

The Snake Pit Slithers into FOX 21

In This Week's Animal Answers, The Snake Pit Brings a Few Friends into the FOX 21 Morning Show

DULUTH, Minn. – Established in 1992, The Snake Pit offers educational opportunities for Northlanders to take part in. From birthdays to classrooms or any group event, owners Sarah Glesner and Roger Hill make a dynamic duo sharing knowledge of their pets. In this week’s Animal Answers, Glesner brought in a Western Hog Nose Snake named Foxy. She is used as an education…

Stop for School Buses, Fines Increase in Minnesota

Fines Increase to $500 for Those Who Violate School Bus Rules of the Road

DULUTH, Minn. – The next time you fail to stop for a school bus, it’ll cost you more in the State of Minnesota. State law already requires all vehicles to stop for school buses when the bus driver activates the flashing lights and has the crossing arm fully extended. Starting August 1, drivers who violate this law will face higher…

Thomas and Percy Take Over the North Shore Scenic Railroad

For the Next Two Weekends, Thomas the Tank Engine and His Friend Percy will be Chugging Throught the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – Thousands are expected to welcome two special guests to the Northland this weekend all the way from the Island of Sodor. The largest crowd ever is anticipated this year for the “Day Out With Thomas,” at the North Shore Scenic Railroad. “We’re very fortunate to have Thomas back with us again this summer for the Friendship Tour…

El Dorado Bar Gears Up for Fifth Annual Veterans Fundraiser

100 Percent of the Proceeds from Saturdays Fundraiser Benefit Local Homeless Veterans

DULUTH, Minn. – Preps are underway for the fifth-annual Veterans Benefit. It’s happening this Saturday at the El Dorado Bar and Grill in the Village of Oliver. A walk will start at 10 a.m. followed by the benefit, horseshoe tournament, raffles and pig roast. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit local homeless veterans. Todd Pfeffer, Owner of the El Dorado Bar…

Duluth Police Encourage National Night Out Participation

Thousands of Communities will Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Tuesday, August 1, thousands of neighborhoods throughout the country will be invited to join forces for the 34th Annual National Night Out Crime and Drug Prevention Event. The Duluth Police Department registered more than 60 block parties in 2016. That number is now up to 74 this year. Over 37.8 million neighbors across 16, 124 communities…

Active Adventures: Swimming Safety with Duluth YMCA

Duluth, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Katie Dailey, Marketing Director at the Duluth YMCA and Sara Eder, Aquatics Director at the YMCA visited the FOX 21 Studios to chat about the upcoming Woodland Barbecue and the importance of swimming lessons as summer rolls on. The Woodland Barbecue will be happening August 29, and is free for the public…

Celebrating All Pints North with Pier B Resort

Pier B Resort will be Hosting an After Party for All to Enjoy

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, July 29, Pier B Resort in Duluth will be hosting the first ever All Pints North After Party. Beth Wilson, Marketing Director for Leisure Resorts says the idea came about after the resort found out that the All Pints North Brew Fest happened to fall on a date they were planning to have a “Celebrate Summer…

Farewell to Finke’s Berry Farm

After 32 Years in the Berry Business, Doug and Diane Finke are Set to Retire

CARLTON, Minn. – After more than three decades of digging in fields, one Northland couple is leaving the berry business, but not without heavy hearts. The owners of Finke’s Berry Farm are spending their final summer speaking with customers and making memories on their 120 acre plot of land. “They’re living organisms. It’s like adopting 65,000 kids every year,” said…

Animal Answers: Inside the Butterfly House

Visitors to the Lake Superior Zoo will Now be Able to Experience Native Butterflies Up-Close for the Rest of the Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting today, visitors at the Lake Superior Zoo will have the chance to make way through an enclosed exhibit with hundreds of butterflies fluttering around. “Beautiful Butterflies: An Up-Close Experience,” is the Zoo’s newest exhibit, featuring hundreds of butterflies native to the Midwest. “This is a beautiful and fun exhibit, and we’re pleased to bring it to…

One Dead After Crash in Makinen Township

One Person is Dead, Four Others Are Recovering from Non-Life Threatening Injuries After a Crash in the 9300 Block of the Vermillion Trail

MAKINEN TOWNSHIP, Minn. – One person is dead after a crash Sunday evening in the 9300 Block of the Vermillion Trail in Makinen Township. Authorities say 29-year-old Rai Walden was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle overturned, becoming submerged in nearly two feet of water. Aside from Walden, authorities also removed a passenger from the submerged vehicle. The…

Lakeside Garden Tour Happening Sunday

Five Garden Enthusiasts will Invite Northlanders into their Gardens all for a Good Cause

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Sunday, July 23, the Lakeside Lester Park Community Club in Duluth is hoping to see hundreds make their way through the first ever Lakeside Garden Tour. Event organizers are hopeful the hustle and bustle of the Lakeside neighborhood will help blossom this first ever event into a successful fundraiser. Five homeowners with breathtaking lawns and gardens…

Finke’s Berry Farm Nearing Final Days

After 32 Years, Doug and Diane Finke will Retire from their Locally Owned and Operated Strawberry Farm

CARLTON, Minn. – Through the years, hundreds of hands have helped yield thousands of strawberries near the City of Carlton. Now, the owners of Finke’s Berry Farm are preparing to say goodbye. Owners Doug and Diane Finke believe there are only four or five more days left in the berry picking season. After cultivating their land and harvesting farm fresh…

Vietnam War Memorial Arrives in Twin Ports

Since 1996, 'The Wall That Heals' has Traveled to More Than 400 Towns and Cities Across the United States

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The City of Superior came alive earlier Wednesday to welcome a piece of history into the Northland. From now through Sunday, Twin Ports residents will have the chance to walk through time and remember those who served for our country in the Vietnam War. “Our men and women deserve the military rights of all things from beginning to…

Summer Training with Endurance Kennels

Summer Conditioning with Sprint Sled Dogs Before Snow Starts to Fall

DULUTH, Minn. – We’re still months away from popular sled dog marathons such as John Beargrease and the Iditarod, but it doesn’t mean time off for the animal athletes. “They’re athletes, they’re extreme athletes,” said Tone Coughlin, Owner of Endurance Kennels. With any sports, many say practice makes perfect. “There’s nothing more that they like to do than run with…

Summer Pet Apparel with A Place for Fido

Local Pet Store Offers Summer Safety Tips for Your Furry Friends

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Animal Answers, we’re tackling summertime apparel for your pets. It’s something many of us often forget about when in the water, on the sidewalk or even lounging at home. “Animals can sense the drop of the barometric pressure and we don’t even feel it,” said Ben Parents, Co-owner of A Place for Fido. Thunderstorms…

New Café Brings Year-Round Jobs, Revitalization to Gary New Duluth

The Trophy Café is locally owned and operated by Mont du Lac Resort

GARY NEW DULUTH, Minn. – Gary New Duluth has lived through decades of history. Buildings have changed ownership and new beginnings have come and gone. Now, one local resort is expanding into the neighborhood, inviting you to stop by for a fresh home cooked meal. “When you make an order, a chef in the back is going to make it…

Cleanup Begins at West Duluth Housing Complex

The Building's Roof on West Third Street in Duluth Collapsed June 5

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction work started Friday afternoon at a West Duluth housing complex just weeks after the roof collapsed, displacing residents. The Red Cross responded to the building on West Third Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood during the morning of June 5. Authorities say the building was vacant at the time of the incident. A neighboring building was…

Over 300 Agencies to Crack Down on Speeding

The Minnesota State Patrol is Partnering with Local Agencies from July 7-23

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Friday, July 7, the Minnesota State Patrol will be joining forces with 300 local agencies across the state to crack down on speeding. The partnership comes as Minnesotans drive through the 100 deadliest days of summer on Minnesota roadways. According to the State Patrol, 92 people lost their lives last year on Minnesota roads due to…

Superheroes to Invade Duluth Playhouse

Superheroes will Perform on Stage at the Duluth Playhouse Underground Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Saturday, July 8, superheroes will be flying into the Duluth Playhouse ready to work together and save the day. Imaginarium: Superheroes! will be performed July 8 through July 23 every Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the show starts at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and Sundays performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Two brothers and the girl…

Canal Bark Expanding to Michigan Street Location

Locally Owned Canal Bark will be Opening a Facility for Dogs Early Fall of 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Canal Bark is set to open their second location in Fall 2017. The local company will be expanding to a second location in the heart of downtown Duluth. Located at 211 West Michigan Street, the downtown location will offer day care and training opportunities, making caring for pets easier for downtown residents and workers. The new spot will…

64th Annual Spooner Rodeo Starts Thursday

Thousands are Expected to Descend on Spooner, Wisconsin, for the Annual Weekend Rodeo

SPOONER, Wisc. – Happening Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9, thousands will crowd into the town of Spooner, Wisconsin, for the 64th Annual Spooner Rodeo. This year Queen Missa Taylor and Princess Katie Crosby stopped by the FOX 21 Studios to chat about the jam packed three days of events. A full schedule is listed below: 2017 Spooner Rodeo…

New Fairlawn Exhibit Features Servants’ Quarters

The Fairlawn Mansion in Superior Will Now Host Tours of the Servants' Quarters

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Most Northlanders have heard the name Martin Pattison and understand the incredible impact he had on the City of Superior any beyond. But what about another group of about a dozen who lived at his mansion as well? In this week’s Northland Uncovered, we learn a little about them and the new way they’re being honored on…