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Superior City Council Adding UWS Cuts To Agenda

Cuts Of 25 Programs Have Students And Staff Unhappy

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Students at UWS angry over cuts to 25 academic programs at the university are now turning to the Superior City Council for support. About a dozen students, staff, and even residents showed up at Tuesday night’s council meeting dressed in red in solidarity with students being affected. The group says the cuts will affect the local economy…

Farmers Cook Up Their Harvest

Potluck To Raise Money For Local Farmers Association

DULUTH, Minn- The season for harvesting may be over for area farmers but that’s no reason for not enjoying the fruits of their labor. Tonight the Peace United Church of Christ hosted the Lake Superior Farmers Association for their annual pot luck fundraiser. Donated food from area farmers were whipped up for all to enjoy and to raise money to…

Holiday Party For Morgan Park Seniors

Live Music And Food Hosted By The City Of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn- Morgan Park seniors got in the holiday spirit tonight during the sold out holiday party hosted by the City of Duluth. Turkey and ham was on the menu along with live Christmas music. One resident says it’s a good reason to get out of the house “It keeps you young. It’s good to get out and be with…

Shovels and Salt Flew Off The Shelves

Bracing For The Storm

LAKESIDE, Minn -Hardware stores are welcoming a winter storm of any kind to get that register making’ noise. The crew over at Hanks Hardware in the Lakeside neighborhood tell us they’ve seen an increase in salt sales. “Today they’ve been buying salt and grit. There’s a few snow shovels going out but it seems like the people that are prepared…

Coldest Air Of Season Creates Concern For Homeless

CHUM and Life House In Need Of Donations

DULUTH, Minn-  The coldest air of the season is settling in on the Northland, which has advocates concerned for homeless in the area. Typically, the CHUM homeless shelter in Duluth hosts about 50 people a warm night, according to CHUM support staff member Shawn Carr.  But he says that number can double when the deep freeze sets in. “During cold…

In Wake Of Two Ice Related ATV Deaths: Experts Give Early Season Ice Safety Tips

Deaths Stem From Two Falling Through The Ice

DULUTH, Minn- It’s a start to the winter season that experts are warning is very dangerous right now with up–and–down temperatures. Ice condition reports range from none at all to pretty solid. Experts warn to prepare, have a plan, and don’t chance it, ever. According to the Minnesota DNR, from 2012 to March of this year, Minnesota has seen 16…

Homemade Pie’s Up For Auction At Local Church

People Had The Chance To Get That After Turkey Desert

DULUTH, Minn- After you get all fattened up with the Thanksgiving fixings and then you realize you still have to find a way to fit in dessert. What better way to do that than to buy a nice homemade pie. Wednesday, Duluth Gospel Tabernacle auctioned off many different pies including the pastor’s famous cheesecake. “People in our entire church make…

Holiday Spirit In The Lights: A Park Point Jewel Is On For Another Year

Display Was Close To Shutdown Because Of Volunteers Needed

DULUTH, Minn- The Holiday Spirit in the Lights display on Park Point has won numerous awards over the past 25 years. With one flip of the switch all that nearly came to an end this year. For Marcia Hales, the love of Christmas and the love of Christmas lights stem from her childhood. “We used to pile the family in…

Boys and Girls Club Hosts Feast Of Thanks

Giving Kids A Good Meal During Thanksgiving Week

DULUTH, Minn-Staff members of the Boys and Girls Club will have served over two hundred meals. Every year during the week leading up to Thanksgiving, the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland hosts their annual dinner, Feast of Thanks. The meal gives girls and boys involved with the club the opportunity for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This dinner is…

Packed Council Chambers Discusses Paid Sick And Safe Time

Task Force Gives Two Recommendations To City Council

DULUTH, Minn- The Earned Sick and Safe Time Task Force recommended the Duluth City Council adopt an ordinance that would provide two alternatives for businesses to give paid time off to workers who don’t currently get any. In a survey conducted by the task force, data shows that 46% of workers within the Duluth currently aren’t getting any sick and…

45 Foot Tree Lit For The Season

Christmas Tree Is Located In Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn- Let there be light in downtown Duluth! The official lighting of the Christmas tree took place Friday evening. The ceremony is a 33 year old tradition for the city of Duluth. This year the white spruce tree is about 45 feet tall. 26 nominations from the community were received before this beauty made the final cut. After the…

Superior’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Public Opinion Needed For Plans

SUPERIOR, Wis- The City of Superior continues to move forward with their comprehensive outdoor recreation plan. Tuesday night was the 2nd of 4 public input sessions. The purpose of the public input sessions is to provide an interactive experience designed to include community residents and identify the community’s priorities that will serve as the foundation for the future of area…

Police: Firearm Recovered In Morgan Park Believed To Be Connected To Weekend Shootings

Woman Shows Up In Hospital Reported Being Shot

DULUTH, Minn- Duluth Police investigators told Fox 21 that two separate shooting incidents over the weekend are connected to a gun incident in Morgan Park on Tuesday night. Police responded this evening to the area of 89th Ave W and Edward St. on reports of people in the neighborhood with guns. Lt. Robert Shene said his officers did recover a…

Wizard of Oz Auditions Bringing Play To Life

It's Been 20 Years Since Duluth Playhouse Has Done The Play

DULUTH, Minn- The cast is beginning to come together for one of the most renounced plays to hit the stage, the Wizard of Oz! For the first time in 20 years the Duluth Playhouse is hosting auditions for the play. Kids ranging from 10 to 18 came out to show their talents to the casting director. After auditions wrap up…

MnDOT Discusses Plans for Can of Worms Overhaul

MnDOT Request Public's Input

DULUTH, Minn- The Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to push forward with a future overhaul of what’s commonly known as the “can of worms” interchange in Duluth. The update comes after another open house tonight where MnDOT is looking for public input on redevelopment plans. People got to look over several different ideas created by MnDOT to completely reconstruct the…

Superior’s Midwest Energy Fire Could Cost Company Nearly A Million Dollars

Fire On Belt System Has Shut Down Ability To Obtain Coal

SUPERIOR, Wis. Press Release Below: Members of the media: this is to inform you of a fire this morning in Superior. At 0530 all three engine companies, Battalion Chief and Gold Cross Ambulance were called for a fire at 2400 Winter street which is Midwest Energy. Once on scene crews found fire in the belt system used to move coal…

DOJ: Teen ‘Lunged’ At Deputy With Butcher Knife Before Deputy Fatally Shot Him

Report Says Teen Was Despondent Over A Period Of A Few Days Prior To Incident

Update: Ashland County Officer Involved Death Investigation Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), at the request of the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, has been investigating an officer involved death (OID) that took place on November 8, 2017 in Odanah, Wis., which is located on the Bad River Reservation. The Ashland County Emergency…

St. Luke’s Showcases Traveling Art Show

Art Can Be Seen On Third Floor

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s hospital is adding some new art to their hallways for a short period of time. The hospital is hosting the traveling, community focused art exhibit known as, to really see. The exhibit focuses on the display of creative medication use stories that users, artist, and participants want to express and share. “I would like this…

Duluth School Board Releases Numbers

Outperformed National Average On ACT Test

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth School Board released its annual education report for the district. Parents, Teachers and Students were all on hand Thursday night. Among the report reading and math proficiency increased district wide by 8.2% compared to the 2012 / 2013 school year. The district out performed state and national averages for their scores on the ACT test….

Duluth Train Depot Celebrates 125 Years

Free Tours Were Given At The Event

DULUTH, Minn- The Duluth Train Depot celebrated another milestone Wednesday. Many came out to the celebration marking 125 years in existence. The Depot along with the St. Louis county heritage and arts center wanted to celebrate the arts culture and history that made their way to the region starting in 1892 via the Duluth Union Depot. “The immigrants that came…

Healthy Duluth Ideas Fest

Zeitgeist Hosts 3rd Annual Event

DULUTH, Minn- 4 local organizations competed Wednesday night for their share of a $10,000 prize. The night marks the 3rd annual Healthy Duluth Ideas Fest. Hosted by Zeitgeist, the Fest celebrates work organizations have already put in to making the community healthier while also trying to find new ways to meet the needs of the city. After 23 submissions only…

Snow Is Flying At Mont du Lac Ski Resort

This Weeks Great Outdoors

  Just last year on this date, temperatures were soaring 20 to 30 degrees above normal. For the ski hills making snow was weeks away. In this week’s great outdoors we head to Mont du Lac Ski Resort in superior where the snow is already flying. “The last two years, everybody had a tough time getting open before Christmas,” says…

Congdon Students Enjoy Science Night

UMD Science Department Puts On Science Fair

DULUTH, Minn- Congdon Elementary School was full of students being inspired by science Friday evening. 45 students from UMD’s biology, chemistry, engineering and physics departments presented science related demonstrations and activities for the students and their families. One student says being a college student at UMD means you are a part of the Duluth community and it’s fun to get…

Language and Literacy at Duluth Children’s Museum

UMD's Communication Sciences and Disorder Department Put On Event

DULUTH, Minn- Language and literacy was another component kids could learn about at the Duluth Children’s Museum Friday. UMD’s Communication Sciences and Disorder Department teamed up with the museum for a dragons, queens, kings and castles themed event to raise awareness about literacy, language, and speech. Organizers looked to identify and address unmet needs in the community. “It’s a great…

Carlton County Medical Professionals Receive Narcan Training

Pharmacy's Have A New Protocol

The push to educate people on the access one has to Narcan expands outside of Duluth. Thursday medical professionals from towns across Carlton County came out to Fond du Lac Technical College to learn more about the protocol in Minnesota for area pharmacies. As part of the recent opiate protocol in Minnesota, community members are able to seek access to…

Medical Discovery Team Has New Home

Hoping New Home Relieves Workplace Stress

DULUTH, Minn- Duluth now has a new home for their Medical Discovery Team. In the new quarters, they hope to gain better knowledge on diabetes and dementia in the Native American communities around the Northland. In 2014 Medical Discovery Teams or “MDT’s” were created in Minnesota through support of Governor Mark Dayton. The Duluth-based team has a new facility to…

Norshor Theatre Deadline Fast Approaching

Walk Through Theatre Allowed Duluthians To See Progress

DULUTH, Minn- The pressure is on and the excitement is bursting from the supporters, backers, and arts community ready for the Norshor Theatre’s comeback. Developer and big financial backer George Sherman was at today’s press event among city leaders and the Duluth Playhouse. The transformation and restoration of the historic Norshor Theatre on E Superior St. is looking the clearest…

Engage Church Throws Halloween Carnival

Thousands Showed Up For The Fun

DULUTH, Minn- Families had the chance to enjoy one more Halloween themed carnival before the big day tomorrow Tonight Clyde Iron Works turned into a Willy Wonka wonderland for hundreds of families. The second annual Candy Carnival was put on by Engage Church. There were tons of carnival themed games, cotton candy, music and of course candy. Organizers say it is…

2018 Superior Days Just Around The Corner

Leaders and Residents Meet To Kick Off Legislative List

SUPERIOR, Wis- Superior leaders and residents are making a list, getting ready to head to the statehouse in a few months, to ask for legislative changes. In February, hundreds of people from 5 northwest Wisconsin counties will head down to Madison. There they will lobby for the top legislative issues deemed most important in northwest Wisconsin. During last year’s superior…

Winter Storm Has Duluth’s Water Still Abnormal

Full Press Release Of The Situation In Story

The storm may be over but it has left its lasting presence on Duluth’s drinking water. The City of Duluth water system recently violated a drinking water standard related to turbidity. Although the levels have continued to drop throughout the day, Duluth’s water is still not at a level that we would normally come to expect. What should you do?…

Duluth Police Investigating Man Found Outside Deceased

Not Many Details At The Moment

UPDATE: The Duluth Police have reported that preliminary autopsy results suggest the man died from accidental death due to exposure. Currently, toxicology results are pending. DULUTH, Minn- The Duluth Police Department is investigating the death of a man found near the 10 block of E 4th St.  According to police, they were notified of a man down at 9:43 a.m….

Morgan Park Halloween Carnival

United Protestant Church Held Event

MORGAN PARK, Minn- The United Protestant Church in Morgan Park brought back a family fun event tonight. After a 3 year hiatus, members of the church thought it was important to bring back the annual Morgan Park Halloween Carnival. Kids and even some grownups dressed up in their customs came to enjoy games and family fun. The organizer of the…

Apricot Boutique Vacates Downtown, Moving To Miller Hill Mall

Less Foot Traffic And Other Factors Prompted Move

Apricot Lane Boutique announced today that they will be making the move to the Miller Hill Mall. Leaving another vacant spot in downtown Duluth. Wendy Myers, owner of Apricot Lane says that it’s not just one factor for why she’s making the move it’s a combination of many. Myers says that she has seen her ups and downs in the…

Discover Transportation Duluth

DTA And Jefferson Lines

DULUTH, Minn- Tonight the Duluth Transit Authority and Jefferson Lines celebrated another year of getting you from point A to point B. During the 2nd annual Discover Duluth Transportation event, staff from the DTA and Jefferson Lines were on hand to meet with residents about transportation needs and wants. They were also on hand to talk about how important transportation…

MPCA Hosts Public Forum For Sulfate Regulations, Mining Supporters Not On Board

Could Cost Mining Town Millions To Upgrade

CLOQUET, Minn- The City of Cloquet became the location point for a public hearing involving new sulfate and wild rice standards proposed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. It’s a change mining supporters say is over the top and could severely hurt their operations and the economy on the iron range. However the agency says the proposed changes are spot…

Burial Sites Continue To Stall Bridge Replacement Project

MnDOT Mistake Of Unearthing Grave Sites Will Prolong Project

DULUTH, Minn- Construction on the Fond du Lac reservation to replace the Mission Creek bridge continues to be at a stand still. This because of mishandling of the project from MnDOT that lead to the discovery of an ancient Native American burial ground on Hwy 53 that runs through the Fond du Lac neighborhood. The original plan was to have…

Naloxone “Narcan” Training For Medical Professionals Held In Duluth

Training Possible Through Newly Obtained Grant

DULUTH, Minn- Medical professionals in Duluth are getting some hands on training with Narcan. It’s a drug that can save lives by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. Pharmacists, dentists, nurses, and doctors all got training as part of the Minnesota Targeted Response Grant. The goal of the grant is to expand the use of Narcan and create more…

Superior’s Hampton In Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Hotel Competes With Duluth Hotels

SUPERIOR, Wis- Monday, the City of Superior is celebrating a newly built Hampton Inn. The hotel is located on highway 53 across from the Perkins. This is the third hotel in superior owned by Oliver companies which also owns nearby the Holiday Inn and Barkers Island Inn. Company officials tell us they’re finding new ways to compete with hotels in…

Police Still Seek Information For Woman Found Severely Burned

Arnold Still Remains In Critical Condition, Set For Surgery Tuesday

DULUTH Minn- We are learning more about the woman that was found on fire, and critically injured on Hwy 23 near Duluth last week. 24 year old Jaclyn Arnold works as a community advocate in Duluth. It’s been 4 days since Arnold was found on fire on Hwy 23. A passerby extinguished the fire, but she was severely burned. Police…

Iron Range STEM Showcase

6th Graders Had Their Minds Working With All The Cool Stuff Around Them

DULUTH, Minn- 2,000 Northland sixth graders put on their thinking caps Friday, packing the Hibbing Memorial Building for the Iron Range STEM showcase. “It’s really cool. It’s like a once in a life time thing,” said Christian Sterzinger, 6th Grader at Lincoln Elementary. STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math continues to impact today’s classroom curriculum. “Having hands…

Moving Truck Too Tall For Duluth Bridge

Truck Becomes Wedged Underneath Low Bridge In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn- Saturday around 11:46 a.m., Duluth Police responded to 32nd Ave E above London Rd. in reference to a vehicle that struck a railroad bridge. The Penske rental truck, which was 13 ft. 1 inch at its high point, was wedged under the bridge, which was marked as 10 ft 9 inches in height allowance, The driver of the…

Sprout Film Festival

Films Based Around People With Disabilities

DULUTH, Minn- ARC Northland hosted the highly celebrated and award winning Sprout Film Festival tonight. Based around people with disabilities, the festival provides an enlightening that break the stereotypes of people with disabilities. The event promotes greater acceptance, community integration, and awareness. Each film chosen exclusively showcases the diverse lives and creativity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Seeing…

Grandparents Parenting Over Again

Parents That Lose Kids Over Opioids Or Alcohol Have Kids Sent To Grandparents

PROCTOR, Minn- Some would say that parenting is tough to begin with, but what if you had to do it all over again as a grandparent? Sadly it’s not uncommon in the Northland for grandparents to have to become a parent once again because of the choices made by their children. Parents that abuse drugs or alcohol are seeing their…

CSS Celebrates Homecoming This Week With Unique Match

Students Were Able To Learn A New Game

DULUTH, Minn- St. Scholastica is celebrating homecoming this week. This year’s theme was the “Wizarding World of Saints” which can relate to all those Harry Potter fans out there. Wednesday the students had the day off from school and as part of this week’s celebration, CSS held Quidditch match just like the game most Harry Potter readers have come to…

UMD Takes Back The Night

Public Forum To Unite Efforts For Those Impacted By Violence

DULUTH, Minn- Wednesday, the campus of UMD vowed to ‘Take Back the Night.’ It’s an event held every year where students and faculty gather to show their support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Take Back the Night is a public forum to unite efforts to provide the space for individuals who have been impacted by violence to heal….

Duluth Vigil Held In Honor Of Those Killed In Vegas Massacre

Vigil Was Held At Peace United Church of Christ

DULUTH, Minn. – America and the Northland continue to mourn after one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history.  Dozens of Duluthians were invited Wednesday to Peace United Church of Christ to remember the lives lost in Las Vegas. People lit candles and emotions built up during prayer. Members of the church even read the names of dozens of victims…

Duluthians Share First Hand Experience During Vegas Shooting

LAS VEGAS, NV- FOX 21 sat down with two Duluthians via Facebook messenger earlier this afternoon, who described first hand the horrible events from last night’s attack. 28-year-old Briana Hess and 32-year-old Jolene Luczak share their story. “It started again, da da da da da da da and Jason Aldean, he kind of hesitated and then he turned around and…