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Twin Ports Residents Peddle Forth on National Bike to Work Day

National Bike to Work Day Events in Duluth and Superior are Organized by the Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community

DULUTH, Minn. – You may have noticed a few extra bicyclists on the road during your commute across the Twin Ports Friday. It was all to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. It’s a common sight year round throughout many communities in the Northland; bikers strapping on helmets and raising kickstands no matter how cold it gets. “It’s a perfect…

Fire Rips Through Home on Chester Parkway in Duluth

One Resident was Transported to a Nearby Hospital for Minor Injuries; Official Cause Unknown

DULUTH, Minn. – Shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday, the Duluth Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 114 Chester Parkway. Officials say crews found a heavily engulfed front porch on a two-story single family home. One of the occupants was reportedly still inside the structure, while the other had safely made his way out. Responders were able…

Time to Register for Summer Camp at Animal Allies

Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society Advise Signing up for Summer Camp Sooner Rather than Later

DULUTH, Minn. – Just a few days remain before summer camp will be full at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth. Humane Education Manager Shawna Weaver stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about what your child will take part in during camp. Aside from getting to pet animals and work to make sure they’re happy and healthy on…

Chester Creek Restoration Almost Complete

Chester Bowl Welcomes a New Landscape Nearly Six Years After Historic Flooding Wiped out Parts of Chester Creek

DULUTH, Minn. – Every year thousands of people stroll through Chester Bowl along Duluth’s scenic Skyline Parkway, but six years ago, massive flooding made for a big mess in the park. Now, reconstruction work is close to being complete. “Just that gurgling noise you can hear in the background, people love that as a relaxing sound,” said Dave Schaeffer, Executive…

Duluth Woman Looks to Perfect Beauty Sleep

DeBora Rachelle is a Native Duluth Resident Looking to Keep Health, Wellness and Comfort in Mind While You Sleep

DULUTH, Minn. – Do you toss and turn all night long or wake up drenched in sweat? If so, one Duluthian is looking to make a difference in your life. “I may not be walking the red carpets in California and Hollywood anymore but I’ll be the hottest chick at a toga party,” said DeBora Rachelle, Founder, DeBora Rachelle Inc….

Pedestrian Bridge Now Open at Chester Bowl

Safety and Environmental Improvements are Being Made at Chester Bowl, One of Duluth's Most Popular Parks

DULUTH, Minn. – Safety and environmental improvements are helping to beautify Chester Bowl in Duluth. The City has finished installing a new pedestrian bridge spanning across Chester Creek. Before construction, Chester Bowl Executive Director Dave Schaeffer says there was simply an old dam visitors would use to walk across to get to the other side of the creek. Aside from safety,…

Junk Hunting Takes Over Essentia Duluth Heritage Sports Center

The Duluth Junk Hunt runs from Friday, May 11 until Saturday, May 12; The Event is in It's 6th Year

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota fishing opener may be Saturday, but on Friday hundreds of folks started hunting for junk at the 6th annual Duluth Junk Hunt. The two day event is taking place at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Sports Center at 120 North 30th Avenue West. Founder Emily Broman started the event back in 2012 because she realized there…

“Make it OK” Campaign Stops at Duluth Area Family YMCA

A Full List of Events is Planned by Northland Healthy Minds throughout the Month of May to Combat Mental Illness Stigma

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks visiting the Duluth Area Family YMCA on Friday had the chance to learn more about the stigma surrounding mental illness, and even sign a pledge to speak up about the ongoing issue. Northland Healthy Minds is a volunteer group that has come together to bring the “Make it OK” campaign to the Duluth area. The group…

Congdon Students Continue Getting in Gear

Rainy Weather Postponed Bike, Walk to School Day for Students at Congdon Park Elementary; Event Continues to Grow

DULUTH, Minn. – Back in 1997 students, staff and parent organizers took part in the first ever National Walk to School Day. In 2012, National Bike to School Day became a reality. The day technically happened on Wednesday, May 9 this year, but due to rainy, cold weather in the Northland, students held off to celebrate until the following day….

Search for Missing Woman Ends in Lake County, No Foul Play Suspected

Lake County Sheriff's Office Reports the Body of Missing Tawhna Jolee Pringle Found, No Foul Play Suspected

LAKE COUNTY, Minn. – Officials say the body of Tawhna Jolee Pringle, 30,  was located Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 11:00 a.m. According to authorities, Pringle was found roughly 100 feet off the Dunka River Road near Babbitt and approximately 2.2 miles from where officials found her vehicle on February 7, 2018. Officials say there does not appear to be foul…

Animal Answers: Jimmy Walks Once Again

Duluth Dachshund Jimmy Page Suffered from Intevertebral Disc Disease Two Weeks Ago, Having to Undergo Emergency Surgery

DULUTH, Minn. – Just over two weeks ago, dachshund Jimmy Page had to undergo emergency surgery at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital in St. Paul after slipping two discs in his back. Without any warning sign, Jimmy woke up one day suffering from intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). IVDD is when discs in the back deteriorate, becoming susceptible to bulging or…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Better Results with Building Logic

Building Logic Started in 2010 to Assist Residents in the Twin Ports with Everyday Property Care and Repair Needs

DULUTH, Minn. – Becoming a home or business owner can be exciting but it also comes with a price tag, countless hours of hard work and labor. That’s why Duluth based Building Logic is looking to be there for you when there’s property care and repair needs. It’s located in a small grey building just off Piedmont Avenue in Duluth….

Wolf Ridge ELC Unveils Renovated Margaret A. Cargill Lodge

The Margaret A. Cargill Lodge is Renovated to Meet the Highest International Standard for Sustainability

FINLAND, Minn. – A vision of outdoor education and sustainability back in 1971 has become a huge success over the years in Lake County. Staff, students and visitors to this popular attraction continue to stay one step ahead of the game when it comes to going green. “Wolf Ridge started on the idea of let’s get kids outside and get…

Veterinarian Expresses Concern Over Heartworm, Urges Prevention

On Average, Seven Dogs Every Year will Receive Treatment for Heartworm at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The disease is deadly, but the group targeted cannot speak up when they’re feeling ill. Heartworm is more common in southern states due to warm weather year round, but it doesn’t mean animals in the Midwest are out of the clear. “I have actually seen mosquitos out already,” said Lindsay Niemi, Practice Manager at Animal Allies Humane…

Superior Pursuits Back on the Big Lake

In this week's Knowing Your Neighbors, Captain Parker Bambenek Launches the Elixir for Another Season of Success

McQUADE HARBOR, Minn. – Just one semester shy of graduating from Northern Michigan University, Captain Parker Bambenek of Superior Pursuits was hit by a snowmobiler while ice fishing. That incident left Bambenek with two broken legs and a new outlook on life. “If someone wants to go tomorrow, they can give me a call right now,” said Bambenek. Captain Parker…

Special Report: The Fight Against Distracted Driving

Throughout Distracted Driving Awareness Month, 83 Citations Were Given to Distracted Drivers in the Duluth District

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the organization We Save Lives, millennials find distracted drivers scarier than public speaking, spiders, snakes and even death. It’s why local advocates and law enforcement are continuing to spread a strong message to drivers who chose to engage in other activities while behind the wheel. “When you’re driving, just concentrate on driving,” said Lt. Jason…

UPDATE: Evacuation Lifted for Superior Residents

Superior Mayor Jim Paine has Lifted the Evacuation Notice for Residents as of 6:00 a.m. Friday

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): Superior Fire Department officials gave the all clear at 8:15 a.m. at the site. Crews are on the scene doing mop up at this time – it is still quite hot down there, according to the Superior Fire Department. Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency also said the air quality in the area looks healthy. Check back for…

Superior Residents React after Explosion, Fires at Husky Energy

An Explosion and Two Fires Rocked Husky Energy Superior Refinery Thursday, Causing Residents to be Evacuated

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Reports of smoke being seen from Highway 61 along the North Shore to Cloquet came in throughout Thursday as residents in Superior evacuated their workplace and homes. “None of us expected this to happen,” said UWS student Jonathan Patras. A day unlike any other in the City of Superior. Students at UWS received important news alerts as…

Animal Answers: Jimmy’s Road to Recovery

Three-Year-Old Dachshund Jimmy Recently Suffered from IVDD, Intervertebral Disc Disease

DULUTH, Minn. – It can happen in the blink of an eye, one small accident or medical condition leading to a potentially life changing diagnosis. Right now, there’s a dachshund in Duluth learning this all too quickly, and now his mom is looking to spread awareness by telling Jimmy’s story. “Hi pretty boy, Jimmy Page! He’s my little buddy,” said…

CASDA Officially Launches Pet Foster Program

Donations and Foster Families Needed as Program Launches, Gains Popularity

DULUTH, Minn. – On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by a partner in the United States, according to the National Center Against Domestic Violence. Officials say it can be difficult to escape an abuser, especially when animals are involved. However, a new program at The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) in Superior is looking…

Retirement Planning Week Prompts Simple Saving Tips

National Retirement Planning Week is April 9 - 13, Prompting Tips to Start Saving Now

DULUTH, Minn. – This week is National Retirement Planning Week, a week dedicated to helping American’s get their financial plans on track so that they can retire on their terms. Whether you’re a millennial just entering the workforce or a baby boomer transitioning into retirement, you may be surprised to learn some of the basic tips you should be implementing…

Humane Society of Douglas County to “Paws for Love”

The Fundraising Gala is Happening Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Yellowjacket Union in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Residents in the Twin Ports are invited to purchase tickets now through Friday, April 13 for the 12th Annual Paws for Love Fundraising Gala supporting the Humane Society of Douglas County in Superior. Tickets are on sale right now for $50 per person. This includes a fabulous dinner, musical entertainment and live and silent auctions as well…

Tickets on Sale for AAD Shrine Circus

The AAD Shrine Circus is Happening Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – The 72nd Annual AAD Shrine Circus is happening in Duluth Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15. The Circus is a fundraiser for the local AAD Shrine, with all funds raised from the Circus going back to the AAD Shrine to help with funding the organizations day-to-day expenses. This is the primary fundraiser for the AAD Shrine….

Education, Resources Provided at Community Wellness Day

The 2018 Northland Community Wellness Day is Happening Saturday, April 14, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, April 14, you’re invited to the Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Center for Northland Community Wellness Day 2018. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with free admission and parking. Northland Community Wellness Day is an annual event providing education and resources that promote healthy families and communities. There will be over 80 exhibits…

Tickets on Sale for 2018 Save Wildlife Fundraiser

The Fundraiser is the Largest Event Wildwoods Puts on Throughout the Year

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, April 14 Northlanders will have the chance to help support wildlife in the region. The 2018 Save Wildlife Fundraiser, put on by Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center in Duluth will welcome hundreds to the Great Lakes Aquarium. The event goes from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $25 in advance, or $30 at the door….

Pets Paired with Patients During End of Life Care

Both St. Luke's and Essentia Health Have Adopted Animal Hospice Care Practices

DULUTH, Minn. – Providing end of life care can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding jobs in the medical industry. Now with the help of four-legged friends, local hospitals and hospice care facilities are looking to ease the heartbreak another way. “Dogs give hope, and joy to families and patients that need it in this setting,” said Kelly…

Owner of Lemon Wolf Café Looking to Sell, Help Wanted

Susan Scheradella and Her Husband, Chef Rick, Opened Lemon Wolf Cafe in May of 2000

BEAVER BAY, Minn. – Help wanted signs are a common sight along Highway 61 year round. Many businesses along the North Shore thrive on tourism, yet the small rural communities are often lacking when it comes to finding help to keep the doors open. One restaurant owner in Beaver Bay is feeling the pain, especially after the passing of her…

Animal Answers: Easter Baskets Over Bunnies

Education Coordinators at Lake Superior Zoo Remind of the Commitment Bunnies and Chickens Come With

DULUTH, Minn. – With Easter right around the corner, many folks are purchasing candies, baskets and other gifts for children ahead of the holiday. However, Lake Superior Zoo Education Program Coordinator Jessamy Schwartz says now is not the time to purchase a bunny or chicken for your children. She wants to remind people that these animals can live to be…

Superior Elks Donation to Benefit Hundreds of Children

Superior Elks #403 Recently Donated $1,000 to Two Accounts After Receiving a Grant from the Elks National Foundation

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Superior Elks #403 was recently awarded two grants in the amount of $1,000 each from the Elks National Foundation. Grants Coordinator Cris Crum says one of the $1,000 checks will be awarded to the Now Account. This fund provides food for kids who can’t afford lunches. The other check will be donated to the Angel Fund,…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Carlton County’s Only Brewery

The Plans for Moose Lake Brewing Co. Started Back in 2015, Now the Brewery is Located at 244 Lakeshore Drive

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – The City of Moose Lake is now home to the first microbrewery in Carlton County. What started as a wild idea back in the summer of 2015 is now a reality for a group of investors and brewers. So far, customers say the choices on tap have been top notch. “My favorite beer that we brew…

Animal Answers: Healing Hearts and Paws Fund

Animal Allies Development Officer Michelle Sternberg Discusses the Healing Hearts and Paws Fund, Upcoming Puppy Classes and the Bike Swap

DULUTH, Minn. – The Healing Hearts and Paws Fund at Animal Allies Humane Society helps cover the cost of medical procedures for many animals every year. Many of the animals that arrive at Animal Allies require extensive medical treatment. From conditions such as diabetes to thyroid disease, broken bones to genetic deformities, these cats and dogs enter the shelter desperately needing assistance. Many fundraisers…

Gordy’s Hi-Hat Opens for 58th Season

The Lundquist Family Chose to Open their Family Restaurant on Tuesday, March 20, the First Day of Spring This Year

CLOQUET, Minn. – Day after day you rarely see a line forming out the door of a regular old burger joint, but once a year Northlanders and folks passing by can’t help but stop when they see Gordy’s Hi-Hat open up in Cloquet. “Gordy is on his way back from Florida right now,” said Sever Lundquist, Gordy’s grandson. It only…

Countless People Impacted by True North Adaptive Yoga

True North Adaptive Yoga Focuses on What Folks Can Do, Not What They Can't

DULUTH, Minn. – Every year it’s estimated more than 400,000 Americans will be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In the Northland, one local non profit organization is working to make the diagnosis easier to deal with. “It’s a support group, it’s a family, it’s tremendous,” said Becky Pederson. Nearly every Monday morning you’ll find a group of people gathering at Peace…

Guess the Date of “Official” Snowmelt at Lutsen

Contestants Can Submit Their Vote up Until Midnight on Friday, March 23

LUTSEN, Minn. – If you’re counting down the final days before snow if officially gone, you may want to turn your attention to Lutsen Mountains. Right now you have the chance to guess when the last pile of snow will melt. This date will be determined on Mystery Mountain when the snow on the slopes fits within a standard sized hula…

Animal Answers: Scooby’s Story

Megan Wedel, Founder of Nemo Paws, Made the Trip to Texas with Volunteers in September, Bringing Back 20 Dogs to the Northland

ESKO, Minn. – Last August Hurricane Harvey proved to be one of the deadliest natural disasters in United States history. But through the devastation came light at the end of a dark tunnel for one Northland family. “It takes a village; there was a lot of us there to make this organization work,” said Megan Wedel, Founder of Nemo Paws….

Art From the Earth; Yarrow Mead Metals

Yarrow Mead is a Northland Native, Now Working as a Metalsmith in the Armory Arts and Music Center Along London Road

DULUTH, Minn. – They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but for one Northland native, diamonds don’t do a thing. The Armory Arts and Music Center in Duluth is now home base for a new metal-smith. “There are so many amazing rocks here. Right across the border there’s like huge amethyst mines,” said Yarrow Mead, creator of Yarrow Mead…