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Cloquet Animal Shelter Has New Facility

Shelter is Still Looking for Donations

CLOQUET, Minn.-The Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet is enjoying new digs after moving into its new locale at the beginning of this month. Staff told us the new place is 7,000 square-feet bigger than its previous location, making it one of the biggest shelters in the state. It includes many new amenities such as medical suites where the…

REAL ID: What You Need to Know

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesotans will be able to get a REAL ID compliant driver’s license and ID card next year, under a law signed by Governor Dayton, Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DPS- DVS) will begin the process of meeting federal requirements set by the REAL ID Act, which was enacted in 2005….

Trump Yearbook Comment Sparks Investigation at Brainerd High School

BRAINERD, Minn. (KMSP) – Administrators at Brainerd High School are investigating a quote that was published in the yearbook, attributed to a sophomore student whos aid she “would like to behead” President Donald Trump. The quote was published on a page titled, “Trump 2k17-2k20? How do you feel about him?” “I would like to behead him. I do not like…

6 Heirs to Prince Estate Officially Determined

CHASKA, Minn. (KMSP) – The six heirs to the Prince estate have been officially determined. A court order signed by Carver County Judge Kevin Eide named Tyka Nelson, Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, John Nelson, Norrine Nelson, and Sharon Nelson the heirs to the estate. For mroe than a year, Prince’s estate has been debated in court. The court order sets…

New Event Planned for Fourth of July Weekend

Duluth Culture Celebrated at Festival

DULUTH, Minn.-A new festival will kick off the Fourth of July weekend at Bayfront Festival Park. A new festival will kick off the Fourth of July weekend at Bayfront Festival Park. Lundeen Productions and Twin Ports Entertainment will team up for the event which will feature food, live music, beer, and a variety of displays that are homegrown. “There isn’t…

Duluth Residents Could Face Water-Rate Hikes

Would Go Up 4.7 Percent a Year from 2018-2023

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Public Utilities Commission plans on raising the city’s water rates 4.7 percent a year beginning in 2018. The rate increase would go through 2023. They hope the increase will help pay for reconstructing parts of its water supply system which is aging. The commission will have meetings throughout June to get public input, and they hope to…

Standoff as Officers Attempt to Execute Search Warrant

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Fox News Founder, Roger Ailes, Dead at 77

(FOX NEWS) – Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a cable powerhouse before leaving the company last year, died Thursday morning at age 77. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Thursday afternoon that Ailes suffered bleeding of the brain caused by a fall at home. The Ohio-born television pioneer was a confidante of presidents and an acknowledged…

REAL ID Finally a Done Deal in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – Minnesota lawmakers have reached a deal to get the state in compliance with the federal REAL ID law. The compromise bill passed the House on a 120-11 vote late Wednesday afternoon, then passed the Senate on a 57-8 vote. Thursday morning, Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill, making Minnesota the last state in the nation…

CVS Robbery Suspect Found Dead

No Foul Play Suspected

DULUTH, Minn.-The suspect in the Superior Street CVS pharmacy robbery Monday was found dead at a residence on the 600 block of North First Avenue East Tuesday. When investigators arrived at the scene of the reported body, they noticed numerous items that looked like they were from the CVS robbery. Police are reporting that they don’t believe the death is…

1980s Dance Party This Friday to Serve as Benefit for CHOICE-Unlimited

Helps Raise Funds for People with Disabilities

DULUTH, Minn.-Have you ever wanted to relive the 1980s? Now’s your chance, as CHOICE-Unlimited and Ignite Studio are partnering up for a 1980s night featuring an aerobics class and a dance party on Friday. The event costs $10 and raises funds for CHOICE, a local non-profit that helps people with disabilities become more involved with the community. “This is something…

School Board Rejects Bids on Rubber Mulch

School Board Could Vote on Mulch in Special Session in June

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth School Board has voted to not go forward with a $1.2 million bid to replace it’s rubber mulch with a wood fiber. In recent months, parents expressed concern about the mulch the district currently uses. Some have suspected it is connected to various diseases such as cancer, which makes it necessary to remove it as quickly as…

Lake Superior Zoo CEO Announces Resignation

Corey Leet DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior Zoo CEO Corey Leet announced today that he will be resigning from his position and will advise the Lake Superior Zoological Society Board of Directors as a consultant while the search for a new leader is underway. “It is with regret that I must make this decision and step down from what really…

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Cancel on Duluth Airshow

Other Demonstrations Still Planned

DULUTH, Minn. – The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have cancelled their appearance at the Duluth Airshow happening June 3 and 4. A spokesperson for the Snowbirds said the team needs more practice before having more public performances. The airshow will still have three military demonstrations this year including the Navy’s Blue Angels. “A reduced training period hampered by poor weather which continued…

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Held for Ransom by Hackers, Report Says

(FOX NEWS) – Real-life pirates are holding Disney’s most valuable pirate for ransom. Digital hackers have reportedly gotten their mitts on a copy of Disney’s new “Pirates of the Caribbean” film. Deadline reports the hackers are demanding a lot of Bitcoin loot, or they will release the film online before its May 26 premiere date. According to the Hollywood Reporter,…

Cloquet Gets New Fire Truck

New Cloquet Fire Truck has State-of-the-Art Capabilities

CLOQUET, Minn.-The Cloquet Fire Department has a new fire truck. Six firefighters will now be able to go on the state-of-the-art truck. It will hold up to 1,200 gallons of water as well. “The engine was specifically designed for this area,” said Jesse Buhs, battalion chief for the Cloquet Fire District. “We are going to have the capability to make…

Body Found in Lake Bemidji near Paul Bunyan Park Dock

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department reports that around 2 p.m. Monday, May 15, officers responded to the report of a deceased male. An adult male was discovered face down in the water, near the Paul Bunyan Park dock on Lake Bemidji. Authorities report the male appeared to be approximately 50-years-old. The case remains under investigation at this…

Fountains Flowing Again in Canal Park

Fountains Mark the Beginning of Tourism Season

DULUTH, Minn.-The Canal Park fountains across the street from Angie’s Cantina are flowing again, which marks the beginning of the summer tourism season. The streets were hopping this morning in the Canal as tourists and Duluthians alike, took in the sights. For one family, it was a very special occasion for their infant daughter. “It’s beautiful,” said Perry Regas, who…

Salvation Army Host ‘Stamp Out the Hunger’ Food Drive Tomorrow

Salvation Army Also Needs Help Sorting Food

DULUTH, Minn.-The Salvation Army and the U.S. Post Office are partnering up tomorrow for their 25th “Stamp Out the Hunger” Food Drive. All you have to do is leave a bag of non-perishable food near your mailbox and the postal worker will pick it up. The drive couldn’t come at a better time, because with schools out, low-income students have…

Cooking Oil Dumped at Head of Superior Hiking Trail

Parks Department Looking for Volunteers to Clean-up Area

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Parks Department was left with a mess yesterday, after finding 14 jugs of cooking oil that were dumped at the head of the Superior Hiking Trail. The parks department is reminding the public that these types of situations create major challenges for them. You can help by volunteering. To find out more, call 218-730-4334.

Duluth City Council Cancels Meeting to Discuss Limiting City’s Rights Legislation

Dayton Vows to Veto Legislation

DULUTH, Minn.-On Monday, the Duluth City Council was going to hold a special meeting to discuss keeping more decision-making power with the local government. This was in light of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton looking into legislation that would limit cities abilities to regulate issues like sick time. That meeting has now been cancelled. Dayton said this week he would veto…

Duluth Police Investigate Stalking Incidents

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police are currently investigating several leads of women being followed. One instance was reported on May 10, 2017 just after 7 a.m.; Duluth Police responded to a report of a person in a vehicle following a female out jogging in the 200 North block of 63rd Avenue West. The victim described the vehicle as a dark…

MISSING: Larry Hoffman

Last seen on May 5, 2017

Larry Hoffman DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Larry Alan Hoffman, who was last seen on May 5. Hoffman is described as a 60-year-old male, 5’3″, 200 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. Authorities state that it is imperative that Hoffman is located due to his need for his prescribed medications….

Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency as Wildfire Conditions are Elevated

MADISON, Wis. – Governor Scott Walker signed in Executive Order #242 today, declaring a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout the state. Due to dry conditions and high winds, Wisconsin has been experiencing above average fire occurrences, leading to a statewide wildfire threat. Walker stated this was a precautionary measure to “ensure everyone at the state…

Arson Ruled as Cause of Lincoln Park Fire

$5.000 Reward Being Offered

DULUTH, Minn.-A Monday fire at 2008 W. Fourth Street has been ruled an arson by the Duluth Fire Department. According to the department, the blaze began at the rear of the structure, which caused additional damage to the house next to it. The fire continues to be investigated by the Duluth police and fire departments. If you have any information…

Nettleton Back on Market

Deal Fell Through to Turn Old School Into Senior Housing

DULUTH, Minn.-The sale of the vacant Nettleton Elementary has fallen through once again. Duluth Schools were hoping United Properties would follow through on buying it and turning it into senior housing. District officials are telling us now, that they are putting it back on the market as they hope for another buyer. Around 60 units would have gone into the…

New Housing Opportunities Coming to Cloquet

Low-Income and Mid-Income Housing Coming to Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn.-Cloquet is expecting to add some additional housing to their community over the next year. City officials told us today there are plans in the works to add 12 single-level homes along the Cloquet golf course, which would be for middle-income families. “It’s a great opportunity… we’re adding these units which we think are going to create move-up, move-down, types…

Montessori Could be Moving to a New Location

MRM hopes to make the old Cobb School building their home for the 2018-19 school year

DULUTH, Minn. – Cobb Elementary in Woodland could soon be the new home for Many Rivers Montessori. Many Rivers has signed a purchase agreement with Woodland Hills, which currently owns the building. The move, which the Montessori hopes to make by the fall of 2018, would triple the campus size for the school. Their current campus, which is for for grades…

LISC Celebration Held in Duluth

Program Focused on Housing, Schools, and Jobs

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Branch of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation held its annual celebration today. LISC gathered together numerous business and public officials to talk about the future of Duluth. Subjects discussed including housing, the schools, and the workforce. “What we’re doing today is celebrating what’s been done and talking about how we move forward and do more,” said Pam Kramer,…

Duluth May Get New Parking App

Would Cause Less Tickets to be Produced

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth’s parking services may become much easier to use in the near future as they are trying to allow Northlanders to pay for parking through an app. The city council is looking into whether they go forward with an agreement with PassportParking Inc., which would supply the app. City officials said the app could make it…

Gander Mountain to Remain Open in Hermantown

Store Does Have Sign that Says "Going out of Business"

DULUTH, Minn.-Despite recent rumors, the Gander Mountain store in Hermantown is not closing. The owner of Gander Mountain has said via a Twitter that the Duluth location will remain open. There are signs on the building that say “Going out of Business,” but that is part of a liquidation process. The Gander Mountain Corporation, which was founded in Minnesota, did…

Uber and Lyft are Now Available at Duluth Airport

Have Already Begun Operating There

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Airport Authority Board has approved agreements to allow Uber and Lyft to operate there. Officials told us those ride-sharing organizations have already signed operating agreements with the airport. The ridesharing operators will have to pay some fees like the taxi companies do at the airport, to operate there. “There’s a demand in our region for…

Prayer Day Held in Superior

Trying to Bring Positive Vibes to the Community

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The 66th National Day of Prayer was held today outside the courthouse in Superior. The event today was newly elected mayor Jim Paine’s first prayer event. The event was held to help bring positive vibes not only for the community, but the nation as well. The leader of the prayer group, Rose Ligman, said the prayer is…

Multiple Students Injured in Bemidji School Bus Rollover Crash

Update 5/4: Authorities have released the names of the individuals involved in the incident. The driver of the passenger vehicle has been identified as Thomas Lee Nielsen, 29 of Chattanooga, TN and the bus driver of the bus as Patrick Russell Stout, 47, of Bemidji. The Minnesota State Patrol is currently working with the Beltrami Sheriff’s Department with reconstructing the…

Thousands of Bottles of Gin Recalled for Too Much Alcohol

(CNN) – Canadian health authorities have launched a nationwide recall of Bombay Sapphire gin after bottles containing nearly double the advertised amount of alcohol were discovered. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the bottles were found to contain 77 percent alcohol by volume rather than the 40 percent, as labeled on the bottle. The company, which is produced by Bacardi,…

41 Deaths on Wisconsin Roads Last Month

MADISON, Wis. – Forty-one people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes last month, according to preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). This data shows the same as April of last year. As of April 30, a total of 143 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes this year, including six motorcyclists and 17 pedestrians. Traffic deaths through April…

Superior City Councilor Back in Court Today

Next Hearing is Scheduled for May 26

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Superior City Councilor Graham Garfield was in Douglas County Court today to face the four domestic abuse charges including one felony. Garfield was recently asked by Superior Mayor Jim Paine to resign from his post, but the councilor is refusing to do so, wanting the process to play out in the courts. The case relates back to an alleged…

Ex-Burnsville Teacher, Accused of Having Sex with Student, Arrested Again

DAKOTA COUNTY, Minn. (FOX 9) – A former Burnsville High School teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student and sending nude selfies to another student is back in jail. Police arrested 29-year-old Erik Akervik for violating the conditions of his release. Akervik is currently charged with felony criminal sexual conduct in the third degree and felony electronic solicitation…

You Can Now Stay at “A Christmas Story” House

(achristmasstoryhouse.com) CLEVELAND, Ohio (FOX 32 News) – The house featured in the 1983 holiday film “A Christmas Story” is now accepting overnight guests. The home, located in Cleveland, is currently a museum that offers tours for fans of the movie. But starting in June, you can rent out the house overnight. Guests will have access to the entire house and…

Apostle Islands Park Brings in Nearly $36 Million to Economy

Created More than 400 jobs

APOSTLE ISLANDS, Wis.-A new report from the National Park Service, showed that more than 180,000 people visited the Apostle Island National Lakeshore in 2016, generating nearly $36 million in revenue for that community. The study also showed that more than 450 jobs were created there because of all the tourists the park brings in. Across the country, the report said…

DTA Pick Up and Drop Off Changing During Michigan Street Construction

Transportation Center to Not Be Used for 60 Days

DULUTH, Minn.-Beginning today, the Duluth Transit Authority will be using their old pickup routes for 60 days rather than their newer transportation center, as construction continues on Michigan Street. All DTA buses will be detoured to the former Superior Street and Holiday Center bus stops, along with the East Transit Center. The Duluth Police Department and Jefferson Lines service will…

Construction Restarts at Kenwood and Arrowhead

Will Be Completed by the End of the Week

DULUTH, Minn.-Construction restarted today at the Kenwood Avenue and Arrowhead Road signal and paving improvement project. It’s the last phase of the project, which has a goal of providing safer transit for pedestrians and vehicles by easing congestion in that area. It will also lead to making businesses easier to access in the area. The project is expected to be completed…