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Fireworks Sold in Wisconsin Recalled, Could Explode Unexpectedly

  MILWAUKEE (FOX 6 NOW) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled fireworks ahead of Fourth of July holiday weekend because of burn and injury hazards. The TNT Red, White, and Blue Smoke fireworks were sold at Walmart, Target, Meijer, Kroger, and Albertsons stores in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and Vermont from May through June. CPSC officials said the recalled…

FDLTCC Announces Summer Concert Series

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College have announced their line-up for the 2017 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, a series of free concerts scheduled at the indoor/outdoor amphitheater. The performances are scheduled 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday evening for four weeks starting on July 6. Concerts are held rain or shine at the…

SPECIAL REPORT: Charter Fishing with Superior Pursuits

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Join us Thursday, June 29, as we brave the waters of Lake Superior with FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Captain Bambenek of Superior Pursuits. Captain Bambenek will share his story of getting involved in the business and show us just what goes into the charter fishing business. A business that brings both local folks and people from around the world…

Projectile Hits Vehicles in Hermantown, Police Confirm Bullets

UPDATE 6/26 – The Hermantown Police Department has confirmed that the projectiles used in this incident were bullets. Bullet fragments were retrieved from three separate vehicles, according tot he Hermantown Police Department. The caliber or type of firearm used remains under investigation. Police believe that this was a random act, and states that no other incidents have been reported at…

Weekend Shooting Outside the Kro-bar in Brule

No injuries were reported

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wis. – One man is in custody after a bar fight escalated into a shooting outside of a Brule bar, Friday night, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Courtesy: Douglas County Jail Deputies were called to the Kro-bar in Brule on Friday night just before midnight to the report of three people fighting. According to the release,…

Carbon Monoxide Suspected in Woman’s Death on Boat in St. Croix River

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Photo Courtesy: FOX 9 ST. CROIX COUNTY, Wisc. (KMSP) – The St. Croix Sheriff’s Office says a 24-year-old woman died from possible carbon monoxide poisoning while aboard a boat over the weekend. The victim, Ashley Speer, was out on the St. Croix River with Justin Roskos and Hayden Johnson. They were supposed to camp at a beach, but never made…

Bemidji Woman Missing Since June 19

Photo Courtesy: Beltrami County Chief Deputy Sheriff BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. – A missing persons report was filed with the Bemidji Police Department on Friday, June 23 for 26-year-old Chelsea Batchelder, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. She was last seen by a family member at Batchelder’s residence in the 1200 block of Little Norway Avenue SE in Bemidji Township…

Musky Fest Begins in Hayward

HAYWARD, Wis.-The 68th annual Musky Fest is underway in Hayward. The event goes through Sunday and features a variety of activities including a fishing contest where you can win $100,000 if you catch the world’s largest musky. No matter how much fun it is, the event serves a solid economic purpose. “Our local economy is driven very, very heavily, by…

Carlton County Makes Major Meth Bust

CARLTON COUNTY, Minn.-Authorities have announced a major meth bust in Carlton County. Yesterday, various agencies came together to operate a sting where they bought one pound of meth from two suspects in Moose Lake. The suspects are 31-year-old Michael Marquardt and 38-year-old Christina Garza. Three other suspects were also arrested during the investigation.  

Escaped Gogebic Inmate Captured

BESSEMER, Mich. – After a manhunt, the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office is reporting escaped inmate Daniel Ferguson, 26, has been captured. He was reported missing at 9:50 p.m. on Monday, June 19. He was taken into custody at 2 p.m. today. He was hiding out at a residence in Bessemer. Officers acted on a tip to capture the suspect. His current charges…

More Details Emerge in Unusual Sawyer County Death

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis.-There are new details tonight in an unusual death in Sawyer County. 21-year-old Ryan Gedart was found deceased Sunday morning laying face down on the Tag Alder Road in Lenroot. Authorities are now saying the Division of Criminal Investigation is now on the case and an autopsy is being performed. The results of that autopsy are not yet available….

Twin Cities Pride Apologizes, Invites Police Officers to March in Parade

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Twin Cities Price organizers now say they will allow police officers to participate in the start of Sunday’s parade after receiving backlash for their decision to scale back law enforcement presence at the event. Earlier this week, Twin Cities Pride announced thy would have only one, unmarked police car – as required by law – to clear…

Boys and Girls Club Gets Shuttle from Sheraton

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Boys and Girls Club got a big boost today as the Sheraton donated a shuttle to them. The van will come wheelchair accessible so everyone can enjoy it. Sheraton saw the Boys and Girls Club as an organization that will help the future of the city, which could also help the Sheraton in the long run. “They’re…

Duluth Mulch Approved for Duluth Playgrounds

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth School Board recently approved getting wood mulch to replace its current rubber mulch at a cost of $1 million. Originally when it went out for bids, it looked like it would could the district about $1.2 million, so they decided to rebid it. The mulch is supposed to be placed in all the district’s playground…

New Clinic Coming to Ashland

ASHLAND, Wis. – Earlier this week, St. Luke’s celebrated the start of construction on its new Chequamegon Clinic in Ashland. The 22,000 square-foot facility on the shores of Lake Superior along the northside of Highway 2 . The current clinic there, has been serving patients since 1975. The clinic is expected to open in March of 2018.

WATCH: Road Rage Incident Triggers Crash in Santa Clarita

Katie Tschopp - Fox 11

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (FOX 11) – An apparent road rage incident was caught on camera in Santa Clarita in a video that’s gone viral. The video was posted to Facebook showing a crash that appears to be caused by road rage on the 14 Freeway. The Facebook post reads, “Driving on the 14 Fwy just before the Eternal Valley Cemetery,…

Car Crashes into Sweeper and Plow Truck on Mitchell Bridge in Hibbing

HIBBING, Minn.-A 2002 Saturn hit a Minnesota Department of Transportation Plow Truck and Elgin Street Sweeper who were conducting work zone operations on the Mitchell Bridge in Hibbing. At about 9:30 a.m. the driver of the car, identified as Ronald Hill, 43, of Keewatin first hit the plow and then continued on Elgin Street, hitting the sweeper in the southbound…

Wisconsin Police Department Gets Therapy Dog for the Force and Community

(WLUK/Alexa Santos) APPLETON, Wis. (WLUK) – A new addition to the Appleton Police Department will have a very important job to do. Patrolling the halls of the Appleton Police Department is Blue, the newest rookie officer in town. His main duty? Lifting the spirits of everyone in the department. Chief Todd Thomas got Blue, a 12-week-old golden doodle, to be…

Summer Programs Begin at Heritage Center

DULUTH, Minn.-Beginning today, kids in Duluth got the chance to build some character all while playing some fun indoor activities. The “Champions Building Champions” kicked off at the Heritage Sports Center and will run every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through Aug. 24. The program is the brainchild of Men As Peacemakers, who want more young people to serve as…

Pride to Limit Police Participation in Parade after Castile Verdict

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Twin Cities Pride Parade 2016 – Fox 9 MINNEAPOLIS (KSMP) – Twin Cities Pride says it will limit police presence and participation in its annual parade and other festivities this year in response to the verdict in the Philando Castile case. Typically, several police departments roll down Hennepin Avenue as the first contingent in the parade to make sure the…

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Yanez Describes Castile Shooting in BCA Interview

Ted Haller - Fox 9

(KMSP) – Officer Jeronimo Yanez testified to the jury that he “was able to see” Philando Castile’s gun. However, in Yanez’s one-hour interview with the BCA, recorded the day after the shooting, Yanez is less explicit. Yanez told the investigator he “thought it was a firearm,” and used words like “it” and “something.” The jury never heard the audio of…

Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds Stand Won’t Return to Minnesota State Fair

Allie Johnson - Fox 9

Photo: Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – The Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds is officially moving on from the Minnesota State Fair. In a letter posted online Tuesday, Tom Mueller, the son of co-owners Dick and Donna Mueller, announced the stand would not be returning to the fair in August. Mueller had hoped to continue running…

Vintage Sports Camps Begin in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth–based Vintage Sports Camps had one of their many camps beginning today at the Heritage Sports Center. The goal of the camp is to go back to the traditional formats of summer adventures where video games and cell phones were an afterthought. Camp organizers also want to build up more positive attitudes in local youth. “Vintage sports camp…

Grandma’s Marathon Celebrates Another Successful Year

DULUTH, Minn.-After bringing thousands of runners together for all the Grandma’s Festivities this weekend, plans for next year are already coming forth. Registration for all of next year’s races begins October 1, with the full marathon being held on June 16. Event organizers told us today the event could have gone any better, as the volunteers really stepped up again….

DTA Introduces More Trolleys

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Transit Authority Port Town Trolley is back on the streets of Duluth this summer with an expanded route as they now have two trolleys along with a backup. The new route will go along Superior Street from 10th Avenue East to Sixth Avenue West. It will then go from Bayfront to Canal Park. The trolley is also…

Attorney: Castile Family will File Civil Suit in Federal Court

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – The family of Philando Castile will file a civil lawsuit in federal court against former St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez after he was acquitted of all charges last Friday, the family’s attorney confirmed. Castile was fatally shot by Yanez during a traffic stop in Falcon heights on July 6, 2016. The shooting garnered national…

Live Streaming of Grandma’s Happening this Year

DULUTH, Minn.-If you don’t want to brave the crowds for Grandma’s, you have another option this year for watching the race. Destination Duluth will be live streaming the event on their Facebook page, along with Grandma’s page. Both of whom have 165,000 followers between the two of them. To find the links for the pages, visit Destination Duluth and Grandma’s pages.

Peregrine Falcons Banded at Minnesota Power Facility

DULUTH, Minn.-Three peregrine falcon chicks were banded at Minnesota Power’s Hibbard Renewal Energy Center in Duluth yesterday. Members of the Raptor Resource Project helped band the birds. Ninety-five falcons have been banded at two different Minnesota Power energy center plants since 1993. Each site has nest box where the falcons can be found. The banding is done to keep the peregrine’s…

Hairball Returns to Bayfront Festival Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Bayfront Festival Park has announced the return of Hairball for another night of 80’s rock music by the lake. Hairball is known for a night filled with pyrotechnics and classic 80’s rock. From KISS to Queen, you’ll hear it all with this Minnesota favorite. Joining them on stage on Monday, July 3 will be ZZ-3 and Aftershock….

VERDICT: Officer Jeronimo Yanez Found Not Guilty in Shooting of Philando Castile

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – A jury found St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty on all counts Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile last July. Yanez was charged with manslaughter for the July 6, 2016 shooting of Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights. The shooting garnered national attention when Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, streamed…

Judge Denies Request to Reread Yanez Testimony, Jury Continues Deliberations

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Drawing by Cedric HohnstadtST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – The jury resumed deliberating at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning in the trial of St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Deliberations have now been going on for more than 24 hours. Yanez is on trial for the shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights on July 6, 2016. The officer-involved shooting garnering national…

Ascena to Cut 10 More Jobs

DULUTH, Minn.-Ascena Retail Group, which own multiple retail outlets including Duluth-based Maurices, announced more reductions in their workforce. Nearly 200 associates lost their job today including 10 in Duluth. The company expects to save between $250 and $300 million through the cuts by 2019. Earlier this month, Ascena announced they were closing 5 percent of their stores after losing about…

Fairlawn Mansion Hosts Plant Sale

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you’re still working on getting your garden set up, then the Fairlawn Mansion was the place to be to pick up some perennials. The Lake Superior Master Gardener Association threw the annual plant sale to raise funds for their community programming. “We’ve all got established gardens, and they’re usually perennials. And we had to do something…

KFC Closes in Hibbing

HIBBING, Minn. – The Hibbing KFC has officially closed. Management told us today the doors were closed Tuesday. There is new ownership for some of the local KFC’s and they made the decision to close the Hibbing location. The property is not on the market yet. Officials stated no other stores in the area are expected to be closed.

State Patrol Unveils Airplane Used to Track Aggressive Drivers

Tim Blotz - FOX 9

(KMSP) – The Minnesota State Patrol has a brand new way of tracking and stopping aggressive drivers. And in this case, you’ll never see them coming. To demonstrate the capabilities of the new surveillance airplane, State Patrol Captain Jim Englin gave Fox 9’s Tim Blotz a ride. “In the end, it’s going to save more lives than what any of us…

Yanez Jury Enters Day 4 of Deliberations

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Drawing by Cedric HohnstadtST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – The jurors resumed deliberations at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the trial of St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez after appearing to be an impasse Wednesday afternoon. Yanez is on trial for the shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights on July 6, 2016. The officer-involved shooting garnering national attention when Castile’s girlfriend,…

Blimp Crashes at US Open at Erin Hills

Source: Twitter / Adam Johnson ERIN HILLS, Wis. (KMSP) – A blimp has crashed at the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hill outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Video from spectators posted on social media shows a cloud of smoke and someone in a parachute descending to the course.   Pretty sure I just watched the blimp crash at the #USOPEN!…

Man Charged In Jogger Stalking Incidents

Tyler Stohlberg DULUTH, Minn. –  Duluth Police report they have investigated two separate reports of a person following a woman. The first incident was reported on May 10 (details below). Another was reported on Friday, May 12 with similar behaviors. According to authorities, both incidents were investigated and a suspect developed. The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Tyler Stohlberg of…

Shooting at San Francisco UPS Warehouse

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KTVU SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – A San Francisco hospital has received multiple victims from a shooting at a sprawling UPS warehouse and customer service center. Brent Andrew, spokesman for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, said Wednesday that the hospital had received victims, but he did not know exactly how many or their conditions. KTVU reported that in a statement, UPS…

Jury Deadlocked in Castile Trial

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9 KMSP) – The jury reconvened Wednesday morning for the third day of deliberations in the trial of St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Yanez is on trial for the shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights on July 6, 2016. The officer-involved shooting garnering national attention when Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, streamed the aftermath of the fatal…

Cloquet Fire Leaves One Injured

CLOQUET, Minn.-A Cloquet home started on fire at 10 p.m. Sunday causing one person to be injured. Twenty-six firefighters came to scene and put out the blaze at about 1 a.m. Monday at 1715 Cloquet Avenue. Local fire authorities believe the fire started in an upstairs apartment. Five people were displaced during the fire, as the American Red Cross is helping them….