Dan Hanger

Domino’s Leaving Central Entrance For Downtown Duluth

New Location: 112 E. Second Street

DULUTH, Minn. – There is more development news coming out of downtown Duluth, and this one may surprise you. A brand new Domino’s is headed to 112 E. Second Street. Franchise owner Duane Carlson told FOX 21’s Dan Hanger he will soon be closing up the Domino’s on Central Entrance and in return for the new location downtown. Carlson believes…

Garfield To Attend Superior Council Meeting Amid Charges

Councilor Has Yet To Make Any Public Statement Since April 21 Domestic Charges Filed

DULUTH, Minn. – There are new developments involving embattled Superior City Councilor Graham Garfield.  FOX 21’s Dan Hanger learned Thursday that Garfield will be present a Tuesday’s city council meeting. This, as Garfield faces charges of domestic assault, and after Mayor Jim Paine called for his resignation from the council on Monday. The confirmation of Garfield’s plans to return to…

First Street Bottle Shop Closing, New Development Taking Over Block

Housing, Parking, Office Space Planned

DULUTH, Minn. – FOX 21’s Dan Hanger learned exclusively Wednesday that the Lake Superior Bottle Shop at 31 E First Street has been sold, as well as the building, and will close for good May 31st. This, as a new development is in the works for the entire block between Lake Avenue and East First Avenue. The city of Duluth,…

City Council Approves Trail Plan

DULUTH, Minn. –  The Duluth City Council unanimously voted in favor Monday of a mini-master trail plan for the city. The plan is to figure out what trail system best fits the needs of Duluth. City officials say the Duluth Traverse is bike-optimized so it can produce world class mountain biking experiences. With the plan passed, the city can pursue…

Medical Marijuana Will Soon Be Legal In North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Medical marijuana will soon be legal in North Dakota. Legislators approved a regulatory plan last week after voters approved the drug last fall. The state health department is aiming to have a system operating in a year, with registered patients able to get the drug from eight state-approved dispensaries. Two state-approved manufacturers will make it. There…

A Year On, Few Answers From Probe Into Prince’s Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Nearly a year after Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in his suburban Minneapolis studio and estate, investigators still don’t know how he got the fentanyl that killed him. An official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that authorities still haven’t interviewed a key associate who was with Prince in his final days,…

Playhouse: ‘Mamma Mia!’ First Up At NorShor Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. (Press Release) – 2017-2018 seasons for its Main Stage, Underground, Children’s Theatre and Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) series!  Featuring six sensational titles in the Main Stage season, the Duluth Playhouse is ready for its next stage at the NorShor and its 650-seat theatre. MAIN STAGE 2017-2018 SEASON* Rumors by Neil Simon September 21-October 1, 2017 A Christmas…

US Missiles Target Syria Airfield In Response To Chemical Weapons Attack

(FOX NEWS) – The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that country’s bloody civil war in 2011. “It is in the vital national security interest of the United…

Police: Four Involved in Lincoln Park Stabbing

DULUTH, Minn. – A stabbing in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood has sent two victims to the hospital. Duluth Police responded to a call in the 3400 block of Grand Avenue Tuesday evening on reports of the incident. Officers remained on the scene for some time trying to determine what occurred, and searching for individuals involved. The initial investigation has determined that…

Superior Election Results

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Here are the official April 4th election results from the City of Superior:   Mayor Paine                      2849 Fennessey          2058   2nd District Van Sickle           276 Harp                    192   4th District Sweeney             382   6th District Garfield                142 Elm                      141   8th District Herrick                164 Sutherland         268   10th District Dalbec                209

Bachand Group Responds To Apt. Building’s Delinquency

Full Utilities Payment Was Made Monday Morning To SWL&P

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Bachand Group released a statement Monday after FOX 21’s report on Sunday about tenants up in arms over potential disconnection of water, heat and electric at Lund Hill Apartments on Tower Avenue.  A Superior Water Light & Power spokesperson said the utilities for the building were at least 90 days past due with no contact or arrangements…

Ely Teacher Killed In Snowmobile Accident

ELY, Minn. – An Ely man has died from injuries suffered during a snowmobile accident that happened Sunday around 3 p.m. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office identified the man Monday as 48-year-old Christopher Yarger. The Ely Echo reported Yarger as a first-year teacher at Ely Memorial High School. Authorities say Yarger crashed his snowmobile on Shagawa Lake, and they…

Ely Man Seriously Injured In Snowmobile Accident

ELY, Minn. – An Ely man is fighting for his life after crashing his snowmobile. St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 48 years old. The accident happened. Around 3 p.m. Sunday on Shagawa Lake north of Ely. The man was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries Sunday at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth….

Former Bagley’s Building To Be Sold To Texas Investor

Two Remaining Tenants Will Stay Put After Closing Day

  DULUTH, Minn. – The downtown Duluth building that was, up until last year, once home to Bagley & Company Jewelers for 131 years has been sold to an investor in Texas. We’re told the building on the 300-block of West Superior Street will continue to house Apricot lane Boutique and Stout Chiropractic Care. Rick Heimbach, who owned Bagley’s and…

Downtown Parking Meters From 80 Minutes To 2-Hour Limit?

Downtown Businesses Are Being Asked To Weigh In

DULUTH, Minn. – Changes could soon be coming to a parking meter near you – at least in Downtown Duluth. As FOX 21’s Dan Hanger reports, it means the time limit on meters could significantly increase. “When folks got to go out and plug their meter, they often just get in their car and drive away. So let’s not make…

Update: Runaway Teen From Rice Lake Located

RICE LAKE, Minn. – St. Louis County authorities found a runaway teen from Rice Lake Monday who went missing late Saturday.who may not have the necessary medications with her. Jenna Scurlock, 15, was found safely in Gordon, Wis., Monday evening.s believed to have left her home on Howard Gnesen Road around 11 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said she was trying to…

‘Twin Ports Stage’ To Hold Fundraiser For New Venue

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Twin Ports Stage is getting final details set for a big fundraiser happening Saturday, March. 11, at Grizzly’s in Canal Park. It’s all to raise money for an undeveloped space on Tower Avenue that Twin Ports Stage wants to flip into a premier arts and entertainment venue for the Northland. The goal, according to organizers, is to…

Superior Shooting Victim Speaks About Brother’s Murder

Shooting Happened Early New Year's Day Behind Third Base Bar

SUPERIOR, Wis. – New details were emerging Wednesday involving Superior’s first murder of 2017, which happened behind Third Base Bar during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. Superior investigators say they now have identified two suspects they believe are involved in the shooting death of 21-year-old, Kyle Androsky and the shooting of his 27-year-old brother, David Androsky. But…

Longtime Cloquet City Admin. Takes Job With St. Louis County

Brian Fritsinger Held Cloquet Position Since 1999

CLOQUET, Minn. – After 18 years as Cloquet’s city administrator, Brian Fritsinger is packing up but not going too far. Fritsinger has been hired as the new deputy county administrator for St. Louis County. He raised his three children in Cloquet and calls the city home, but he tells FOX 21 it’s time for the next chapter in his career….

Council Parts Ways With Longtime Proctor Police Chief

Walter Wobig Served As Chief Since 2002

PROCTOR, Minn. – After serving the city of Proctor as its police chief for more than 14 years, Walter Wobig has been voted out by the city council. The decision to not renew Wobig’s contract came on a 3-2 vote Tuesday, with Mayor Phil Larson and councilors Troy DeWall and Gary Nowak voting to end his employment. Councilors Jake Benson…

Sunday Liquor Sales Ban On MN House’s Chopping Block

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. The House was expected to vote Monday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. It’s a perennial issue at the Capitol that consumes plenty of attention but has never moved forward. House Speaker Kurt Daudt…

Update: Body Of Military Member, Joel Costa, Discovered

Sheriff: No Foul Play Suspected

DULUTH, Minn – Just before 9 p.m. Sunday, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office notified the media that the body of missing Minnesota National Guard member Joel Costa, 32, had been found. The discovery happened around 7 p.m. on a rural road just north of Duluth.  Costa’s vehicle, comparable to the picture below, was also found at that location, according…

Duluth Police Investigate Third Shooting In One Week

Man, 25, Hospitalized With 'Unknown Injuries' In Sunday's Shooting

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police are investigating a third shooting to occur in the city over the course of a week. The shooting happened around 3:06 a.m. on the 2700 block of West 2nd Street. According to investigators, a 25-year-old man was hospitalized with “unknown injuries.” It is believed the victim and suspect were known to each other, according to…

MN GOP Charts New Course In Response To Protests

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Republicans are ready to crack down on the protests that have shuttered highways and commanded police attention. A pair of GOP-backed bills at the Legislature this year would levy harsher penalties on demonstrators who block highway traffic and could allow police departments to sue some protesters to help cover enforcement costs. It’s a response…

Homicide Investigation Underway In Hibbing

HIBBING, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and the Hibbing Police Department are investigating a homicide. Hibbing police discovered the body while conducting a welfare check around 10 a.m. Tuesday on a person who lived in an apartment at 3901 1st Avenue. Investigators suspect foul play in the man’s death. Benjamin Lundquist, 32,…

Position Cuts, Mission Shift Lead To Scaled-Back DNR

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker promised to reshape the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before he took office — and he has. Now more even changes could be in store as Walker and his fellow Republicans continue to push the agency further toward what the governor has called a customer service foundation. The last six years have seen…

New U of M Search Tool Makes Black History More Accessible

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, has launched an online search tool to make black history more freely available. Umbra Search provides access to over 400,000 digitized archival materials documenting African-American history from more than 1,000 libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions across the United States. Director Cecily Marcus says it’ll…

Growing Number of Minnesota Seniors Use Food Stamps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Data from the state Department of Human Services shows the number of older Minnesotans who use food stamps is on the rise. Last year, a record 58 percent of eligible seniors in Minnesota were enrolled in the program. That’s more than 50,000 people. And those ages 65 or older are now the fastest-growing segment of food stamp…

Missing Woman’s Body Found Off WI Point

SUPERIOR, Wis. – FOX 21 learned Monday a missing Fridley, Minnesota woman has been found dead. According to the Superior Police Department, the woman’s body was found in the waters off Wisconsin Point on Sunday. This discovery came after the woman’s vehicle was found on the point on Friday. The cause of death is under investigation.

Man Drowns in Snowmobile Accident

RICE LAKE, Wisc. – Another life has been lost to a snowmobile accident in Wisconsin. Authorities identified the man as 42-year-old Todd Kane of Rice Lake. His body was found underwater Saturday near Stump Lake Bridge just north of Rice Lake. An investigation is underway.

Minnesota Capitol To Reopen After $310M Restoration

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s newly restored state Capitol is about to reopen after a $310 million renovation. The historic building reopens to the public Tuesday after three years of construction and decades of planning. It’s the first major preservation effort since the Capitol opened in 1905. The St. Cloud Times reports much of the work is not obvious…

Illinois Man Killed In Snowmobile Accident In Iron County

Police: Speed Believed To Be A Factor

TOWN OF OMA, Wis. –  A 45-year-old Illinois man was killed in a snowmobile accident in the Town of Oma over the weekend. According to Iron County Sheriff Tony Furyk, the crash happened on Trail 17 after the snowmobile left the trail and struck some trees. Speed is believed to be a factor in the accident, according to Furyk. The…

Grand Marais Man Killed In Snowmobile Accident

COOK COUNTY (Press Release)–The preliminary investigation into Saturday’s fatal snowmobile accident which claimed the life of Wayne Gunnar Anderson, 22, of Grand Marais, shows conditions beneath the snow impacted the skis on the two riders’ snowmobiles, causing them both to be thrown from their respective snowmobiles. The two riders were traveling along the ditch of County Road 8 north of Grand…

Superior Police Investigate City’s First Homicide Of 2017

Second Shooting Victim In Critical Condition

1/2 David Androsky, 27 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Kyle Androsky, 21 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE: Superior Police have released the names of the victims involved in this shooting. The deceased victim has been identified as 21-year-old, Kyle Androsky, and the second victim that was shot in the chest is 27-year-old David Androsky. An autopsy is scheduled for Kyle…

Zeitgeist Evolving For Healthier, Vibrant Duluth

Arts Building Houses Zinema, Cafe, Teatro Performance Theater

There is growing excitement in the Historic Arts and Theater District of Downtown Duluth.  One of the city’s top arts and community non-profits – known as Zeitgeist – is working harder than ever to deliver more than just its Café, Zinema 2, Teatro performance theater. Zeitgeist is focusing hard on growing a connected, healthier Duluth empowered to create and thrive….

St. Louis Co. Board Approves 8.5 Percent Property Tax Increase

(PRESS RELEASE) The St. Louis County Board has approved it’s 2017 budget, totaling $387,159,183. The budget includes an 8.5 percent property tax levy increase, with much of the increase necessary to fund skyrocketing out-of-home placement costs and other investments in children and family services. During a presentation at the Board meeting, County Administrator Kevin Gray highlighted three significant cost drivers…

Cloquet Community Band Gets Festive

Cloquet, Minn. — The Cloquet Community Band played a free concert Sunday featuring many holiday favorites. This is the 15th year of the concert. “It’s just really fun to get together and I suppose, like they call it — jam. And I think a lot of the older people in the community like that. I think they like coming and…

Last-Minute Shoppers Go Local For Holidays

DULUTH, Minn. — With only one week to go before Christmas, it’s crunch time for some last minute shoppers. The Fitger’s Complex was packed with people today, looking around for some of the more unique stores that the building has to offer. For some shoppers, supporting small businesses is important this holiday season. “I love Fitger’s shopping,” said shopper Doreen…

Board Members Call For Transparency In All Dist. Property Offers

Board Members, Chairperson, Larson, Ness Sound Off

Some board members aren’t happy they were not told about three separate offers from Many Rivers and say every offer deserves consideration and that policies can be suspended. FOX 21’s Dan Hanger talked to both sides of the issue to try to gain clarity on future offers of the vacant school buildings.