Natalie Froistad

Last Days to Vote for Christmas Light Displays

Lighting Challenge Winners Announced Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – With one week until Christmas, snow on the ground, lights on homes and decorations in yards, it’s not hard to tell many Northlanders are in the holiday spirit. One tradition keeping that spirit thriving is the Christmas Lighting Challenge. The challenge is put on by A Sweet Event and this year more than 80 homes are involved….

Mont du Lac Offers Major Discount on Season Passes

DULUTH, Minn. – Snowfall this week has excited winter sports enthusiasts all over the Northland. Mont du Lac Resort is offering a special on season passes through the weekend. Season passes are priced at $99, which amounts to about $250 in savings. Passholder Perks include Passholder Tuesday – bring a friend for $5.00 (rental not included), 10% off cabin rental,…

Liberace and Liza Minnelli Christmas Show to be Performed in Duluth

"A Liberace & Liza Christmas"

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend two musical legends can be seen in Duluth. “A Liberace & Liza Christmas” will be performed at The Underground located at 506 West Michigan Street. David Saffert, who is portraying Liberace, and Jillian Snow Harris, who is portraying Liza Minnelli, created the production together last year. They both describe the variety show as something that…

Holiday Gift Ideas for Technology Lovers

Verizon Wireless Gift Guide

DULUTH, Minn. – Christmas is just about two weeks away, so several people are out and about getting their Christmas shopping done. Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis stopped by FOX 21 to give gift ideas. Bamboo Stylus: Support navigating phone, tablet, iPad, etc. Global Payments Mobile Pay: Plugs into a phone to take credit cards on the go. Google…

Bellisio’s Wine Dinner Features Croatian Wines

"The Best of Bellisio's Featuring Korta Katarina Vineyards"

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend a popular event at Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant in Duluth is featuring Italian food and Croatian wine. The Best of Bellisio’s Featuring Korta Katarina Vineyards is Sunday, December 17 from 6-9 p.m. The Owners of Korta Katarina Vineyards, Penny and Lee Anderson, will be sharing their experiences in the wine industry. The dinner includes a four-course…

Kangaroo Visits FOX 21 Ahead of Ice Fishing Show

Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show Runs Friday through Sunday

DULUTH, Minn. – The Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show is opening up Friday at the DECC. A big attraction will be an exhibit full of exotic animals. Kevin Vogel, the Owner of Safari North, stopped by FOX 21 to talk about the exhibit. Vogel says people will be able to feed some of the animals and see a wide…

Sankta Lucia Event Celebrates Swedish Culture in Duluth

Swedish Singers, Traditional Procession and Brunch to Highlight Celebration

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend an annual celebration put on by the Swedish Cultural Society will be back in Duluth. The Sankta Lucia Celebration is being held Saturday, December 9. This event will feature a procession of the tomtes, star lights, maids of light and Lucia. Jenna Tolan is playing the role of Lucia this year. Following the procession, there…

Minnesota Ballet Prepares for Nutcracker Performances

DULUTH, Minn. – With Christmas lights being put up all throughout town, the area is beginning to feel the Christmas spirit. Another sign of the holiday is the performance of The Nutcracker by the Minnesota Ballet. Minnesota Ballet Artistic Executive Director Robert Gardner says the performance has become a holiday tradition for many families. The company performs a version of…

Morgan Park Church Stands Tall for 100 Years

Northland Uncovered: United Protestant Church

DULUTH, Minn. – A community in Duluth was created by US Steel more than 100 years ago. Morgan Park residents feel a strong sense of community there. One Duluth man, Chet Johnson, has enjoyed his time in the neighborhood so much, he’s been attending the same church for 80 years. That church is United Protestant Church and it was built…

School Closings & Delays 12-5-17

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

School closings and delays for Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Closings: Bessemer, MI Schools Hurley, WI Schools Ironwood, MI Schools Wakefield-Marenisko, MI Schools Watersmeet, MI Schools 2-Hour Delay: Birchwood School District Northwood School, Minong, WI

Glensheen Mansion Celebrates Christmas in True Congdon Form

More than 25 Christmas Trees Fill Historic Mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – Christmas is just a few weeks away and the folks over at Glensheen Mansion are already celebrating. The Historic Congdon Estate is decked out with lights, garland, and more than 25 Christmas trees. Christmas tours are in full swing at the mansion. All tours have a little Christmas flair with the beautiful decorations, and there’s even a…

Strength in Community Scholarship Supports Northland Education

FOX 21 Offers $21,000 Worth of Scholarships

DULUTH, Minn. – FOX 21, along with partners, is once again giving back to students in the Northland. This is through Fox 21’s Strength in the Community Scholarship. It aims at educating students in the Northland who are looking for jobs in the Northland. If you’re a high school senior with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5, be sure to…

Annual USO Variety Show Honors Military Veterans

Partial Proceeds Support Honor Flight Northland

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior is heading back to the 1040s this weekend as the USO Variety Show is performed for the tenth year. It’s a recreation of a USO radio show and canteen to remember the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and honor all World War II veterans. The show is co-produced by Time Arc Theatre and Twin Ports Stage. Featuring…

Expert Tips for Sticking to a Diet and Exercise Plan During the Holidays

Active Adventures: Anytime Fitness Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – -Sticking to a diet and exercise plan can be difficult during the holiday season. FOX 21 spoke with a personal trainer from Anytime Fitness in Duluth. The trainer, Andy Schobert, says it’s important to manage your portions when at holiday events. Schobert says using a fitness tracker can help because people can know how many calories they’re…

UW-Superior to Present 20th Annual “Season of Song” Concerts

Concerts Feature Choir and Orchestra

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend a holiday tradition is continuing in Superior with the Season of Song concerts. The 20th Annual “Season of Song” concerts are being held Sunday, December 3 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior. Dr. Katherine Chan, the Director of Choral…

Preparing Prime Rib with Texas Roadhouse

Cooking Connection: From Ribeye Loin to Prime Rib

DULUTH, Minn. – Prime rib is often a holiday treat for many, but at Texas Roadhouse it’s a year-round delicacy. Kitchen Manager Manny Gotchie says they “go fast”, so it’s best to be on the early end of the dinner rush. For this week’s Cooking Connection we learned what it takes to make the ribeye loin into prime rib. PRIME…

UMD Dance Students to Perform Pieces Inspired by Jazz

"In a Jazz Way" Opens Thursday Evening

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend UMD students will be performing to show off their talents and it’s all inspired by the spirit of jazz. The Artistic Director of the performance, Rebecca Katz Harwood visited FOX 21 to discuss the show, “UMD Dance Concert: In a Jazz Way”. Katz Harwood tells us, “Jazz dance is so connected to popular music and…

Thousands Expected for Duluth Winter Village

Local Businesses to Sell Goods out of Wooden Cabins

DULUTH, Minn. – Last year, thousands of eager Northlanders descended upon Glensheen mansion to check out local businesses selling their goods in a new winter village. That experience is back this weekend. The Duluth Winter Village is being held December 2 and 3 at Glensheen Mansion. The village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Local…

Holiday Traditions Continue at Fairlawn Mansion

Northland Uncovered: Superior Public Museums

DULUTH, Minn. – Families around the world are taking part in holiday traditions and Superior Public Museums hopes some people in the Twin Ports participate in theirs. Fairlawn mansion is hosting several holiday events that have become a tradition Holiday Sampler: Thursday, December 7, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy a festive evening of wine & beer tasting. The evening…

UMD Offers Three Different Concerts for “Sounds of the Season”

Concerts Take Place First Weekend of December

DULUTH, Minn. – With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just about a month away, many Northlanders are getting into the holiday spirit. The University of Minnesota Duluth is helping locals get into the holiday spirit by hosting the Sounds of the Season concerts. They’ll be December 1, 2 and 3 at Weber Music Hall. Three different UMD Music concerts to…

Local Knitters to Distribute “Yarn Bomb” for Good Cause

Warm up the City Takes Place Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of knitters in Duluth is hoping to keep some folks warm this winter through their drive “Warm up the City.” Yarn Harbor is collecting hats, mittens, and scarves to distribute throughout the city this weekend. They’ll place the donations around town so people in need can pick them up. They’ll all have a tag reading…