Author: Adam Jagunich

Account Executive

KQDS FOX 21 TV is seeking a creative and dedicated Account Executive to maintain favorable contact with current clients & develop relationships with new advertisers. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree, 1+ years outside sales experience, and a personal interest in the local business community. Motivated, personable individuals with the ability to listen to clients & develop comprehensive advertising…

Throw-A-Thon Begins in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-The 20th annual Throw-A-Thon kicked off at LSC today, which will serve as a benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank. During the event students and Northland residents can make ceramic bowls that will be used during an Empty Bowl fundraiser in Grand Rapids later this year. The event continues tomorrow in LSC’s Fine Arts building from 9 a.m.-2…

How Can Northern Minnesota Become a Hub for TV and Film Production?

Local film and TV professionals discuss how to make the Northland a regional center in the media industry

DULUTH, Minn. – Movies like ‘North Country’ and ‘Iron Will’ were shot right here in the Northland. And according to media professionals, more producers want to bring their projects here. “We have some of the most talented people in the United States if not in the world, we have scenery that is unmatched,” said Steven Sanders of Ironbound Studios. In…

Accountant Charged With Stealing $235,000 From Duluth Chamber

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking legal action against their former accountant who is accused of allegedly stealing more than $235,000 from the organization. Court records show Jesse David Frye, 39, was charged with felony theft by swindle on Tuesday. The Chamber says they identified “discrepancies in the bookkeeping and payroll records” in their 2018…

Take a Tour of Three Historic Northland Theaters

Look inside the Lake Theater in Moose Lake, the Ironwood Theatre in Ironwood, and the State Theater in Ely

In small towns across the Northland, historic movie theaters serve as the primary entertainment venue. Many of these theaters have been around for generations and mean a great deal to communities. In Moose Lake, Minnesota, you can take a journey back in time at the historic Lake Theater. “I’m fourth generation doing it. I have a nephew that’s working here,…

STEM Showcase Held on Iron Range

HIBBING, Minn.-On the Iron Range Friday about 2,000 students got a firsthand look at all the STEM fields have to offer. The students were all attending a special showcase dedicated to hands-on activities in STEM at the Hibbing Memorial Building. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Update: Suspect Arrested in Superior Hit-and-Run

SUPERIOR, Wis.- An adult female suspect has been arrested in connection with hit-and-run incident in Superior on Friday. An 11-year-old boy, Cassius Carey, was hit on his bicycle by a vehicle. We’re told he had bruises and cuts to his face, arms, and legs, but doctors say no internal bleeding and no broken bones. As of Friday evening, he was…

Northlanders Enjoy Wild Weather in Unique Ways

Even though many Northlanders may not be happy with the recent storm, some are more than pleased to get out into the weather.

DULUTH, Minn.-Even though many Northlanders may not be happy with the recent storm, some are more than pleased to get out into the weather. Above, find Fox 21 photojournalist Adam Jagunich’s unique look at how Northlander’s have fun in the winter weather. Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: duluth, News

Motorhead Madness Happening This Weekend at the DECC

If you're into motors, then Motorhead Madness is for you.

DULUTH, Minn.-If you’re into motors, then Motorhead Madness is for you. The massive car and truck show featuring more than 100 unique vehicles is happening this weekend at the DECC. For more information visit this website. Categories: Links, News, News – Latest News Tags: motorhead madness

Hobbs Running for Re-Election

Hobbs has Been Citt Council President since 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth City Councilor announced he will be running for another term. Noah Hobbs is currently the Council President and fills the seat of “At Large City Councilor.” Hobbs says he has played a significant role in reducing red tape for our local entrepreneurs; enhancing our public safety services and bringing rideshare options to the city. In…

Robotics Competition Happening at the DECC this Weekend

More than 120 teams of students from across the Midwest and around the world are at the DECC this weekend for a massive robotics competition.

DULUTH, Minn.-More than 120 teams of students from across the Midwest and around the world are at the DECC this weekend for a massive robotics competition. This year’s theme is Deep Space, as students celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. For more information, visit this website.   Categories: Links, News, News – Latest News Tags: duluth,…

Remembering the Life of Fallen K9 Officer Haas

Officers and community members honor the life of fallen K9 officer Haas.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth community mourns the loss of one of their own with a memorial service for fallen K9 Officer Haas. Friday afternoon, the DECC’s Harborside Ballroom filled to the brim with officers from across the state, was somber. But the story shared about a hero gave a glimmer of hope to the mourning community. “Family, friends, colleagues and…

Jayme Closs Reunited with Family, Suspect in Custody

Investigators Don't Believe There was any Social Media Connection

BARRON, Wis. – Authorities in Wisconsin say they believe the man suspected of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs was out looking for her when he was arrested. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Friday that 21-year-old Jake Patterson wasn’t at home when Jayme escaped Thursday afternoon. Deputies arrested Patterson in his vehicle soon after Jayme turned up on a neighbor’s doorstep…

Autonomous Vehicles Made by UMD Students

DULUTH, Minn. – In the future, self driving vehicles could be taking over Northland roads, that’s if some UMD engineering students have their way. Earlier this month, fifteen teams from an introductory engineering course hosted a competition with miniature self driving vehicles which navigated a route without human intervention. Students in the class said this type of learning has taught…

Minong Students Pay Tribute to Missing Barron Teen

It's been six weeks since Barron teenager Jayme Closs was last seen.

MINONG, Wis.-It’s been six weeks since Barron teenager Jayme Closs was last seen. She disappeared after her parents were found murdered in their home. Few clues have popped up since her disappearance as police continue to seek out new leads. The search area has also widened and authorities are continuing to pour over video surveillance from around the region. Currently…

Amsoil Snocross Series Kicks Off at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s that time of year again when the hills of Spirit Mountain are not filled with skiers, but hundreds of snowmobiles tearing up the snow. Photojournalist Adam Jagunich takes us to the kickoff of the Amsoil Snocross Series.

UWS Get’s Green and Trains its Staff to Help Veterans

UWS hosts "Green-Zone" Training for faculty and staff.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Staff at UWSuperior had the chance to participate in a ‘Green–Zone’ training which helps staff learn how to better accommodate military veterans and non–traditional students at the school. The university has been participating in Green–Zone training for about six years now. The reason they host these sessions is to help those coming back from military service re–adjust to civilian…

Strength in the Community Scholarship Winner Announced

Proctor Graduate Pavle Lippert Wins $10,000 Scholarship

DULUTH, Minn.- The grand prize winner for the National Bank of Commerce and Fox 21’s Strength in the Community Scholarship has been announced during a ceremony at the Radisson in Duluth. High school seniors from around the Northland submitted an essay to be part of the competition which lead to a field of 12 finalists. Eleven of them received a…

Younkers Closing

Bon-ton stores officially headed to liquidation

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Its official, Bon–Ton stores is headed to liquidation, wiping out more than 200 stores nation wide, including the Younkers in Superior and Duluth. The department store chain originally only planned to close forty of its stores, but failure to compete with online retailers like amazon forced the company into debt and to file for bankrupcy. We’ve seen this happen before, major stores…

Maple Syrup Season Begins

Maple Syrup Season Goes From March to April

DULUTH, Minn.-With the spring thaw in full bloom, that means it’s time to start tapping those maple trees. One local farmer from Hoffbauer Farm said he started a few weeks ago, once the ground started to thaw. He said the general time of the year to do it is from March to April to get that syrup flowing. He also…

Superior Ice Cream Maker Expanding

Love Creamery Will be Opening Storefront in Lincoln Park This Summer

SUPERIOR, Wis.-You will soon have a new spot to get your sweet tooth fix. This summer Love Creamery in the Superior incubator, will be opening a brick and mortar shop in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth. Owner Nicole Wilde said she is excited about this new venture which will allow her to offer even more ice cream. She said…

North Shore Festivals Kick Off this Weekend

Both Silver Bay and Two Harbors Hosting Events

NORTH SHORE, Minn.-It’s festival weekend on the North Shore as both Silver Bay and Two Harbors will host some weekend events. In Two Harbors, Heritage Days is being held which includes a parade Saturday, music, and plenty of local delicacies. Much the same is going on in Silver Bay as their parade kicked off tonight for Bay Days – on…

Community Reacts to Charge in Hibbing Homicide

Benjamin Lundquist has been charged with second degree murder for the death of Joel Gangness.

David Lundquist of Grand Rapids has been charged with murder in the second degree for the death of Joel Gangness. This murder is just the latest in a string of violent acts to take over the Iron Range since other homicides in May and June of 2015. “I’ve been here long enough to know that it’s not the type of…