Author: Arman Rahman

Superior Street and 6th Avenue West Closed Again for Repairs

Cracked concrete will be replaced at the intersection that had work done last year.

DULUTH, Minn.- Just as the first intersection of phase two of Superior Street Reconstruction opened at First Avenue East, another intersection closed temporarily. Where 6th Avenue West and Superior Street meet, there’s another road closed sign as Superior is temporarily closed from 6th Ave. to Mesaba. The closure is so crews can fix concrete panels which have cracked since they…

Guns and Hoses Play Ball for Good Cause

12th annual Guns and Hoses Charity Softball game raises money for Northern Lights Foundation.

DULUTH, Minn.- The bases were loaded, the crowd was pumped, and the players knew all eyes were on them to play a good game, for a great cause. Every year Duluth Firefighters and Police Officers battle it out on the diamond in the 12th Annual Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Game, to raise money for the Northern Lights Foundation, which…

See a Movie, Save a Lion at Marcus Duluth Cinemas

Theater partners with Lake Superior Zoo to raise money to conserve lion.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lake Superior Zoo partnered with Marcus Duluth Cinemas in capitalizing on the success of a new Disney movie for conservation efforts. $1 from any ticket purchased went towards the Lion Recovery Fund to help Lion conservation efforts. Since the first Lion King was released 25 years ago, half of Africa’s Lions have been lost and only 20,000…

Midday Update 08-06-19

Local News and Weather Making Headline Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, August 06, 2019. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Explore Art in the Artists’ Studio at CHARAC Art Crawl This Weekend

Cable Hayward Area Arts Council holds 8th Annual Art Crawl through six Northwest Wisconsin towns.

HAYWARD, Wis.- This weekend the public is invited to take the Studio Art tour through six towns in Northwest Wisconsin during the 8th annual CHARAC (Cable Hayward Area Arts Council) Art Crawl. The Crawl goes through Barnes, Drummond, Cable, Hayward, Springbrook, and Stone Lake. CHARAC President Carol Morness stopped by the FOX21 Studio to chat about the art crawl, and…

Morning Update 08-06-19

Local News and Weather Making Headline Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, August 06, 2019. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Knowing Your Neighbors: Creative Crosswalks

Kids and parents paint sidewalks to help combat reckless driving.

DULUTH, Minn.- If you’re in a car going 20-25 miles per hour and need to stop suddenly, you’re 40% less likely to crash than if you were traveling 30-35 miles per hour. With that in mind, Zeitgeist is painting hillside crosswalks where residents say fast driving is an issue. “Streets are kind of scary places now and they used to…

Carpenter’s Training Gets Students Ready to be Apprentices

OSHA Safety training conducted before three weeks of hands-on skills training.

DULUTH, Minn.- Northlanders interested in getting into carpentry attended a class at the Duluth Workforce Development building Monday. The class focused on the OSHA safety guidelines, before students start the hands on portion of the training next week. This comes as carpentry and trade jobs are experiencing a shortage in labor, so instructors say to get apprenticed for an important…

Superior Police Keep Training in Light of El Paso and Dayton Mass Shootings

Law Enforcement always on high alert, officers said.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It’s a situation officers never hope happens, but one that is important for them to be prepared for. Superior Police Officers go through several active training sessions a year, which seem especially relevant now following the El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio shootings. Superior PD trains both their officers and civilians from businesses and organizations for active shooter…

Tall Timber Days Packs Grand Rapids for 39th Year

Festival brings in hundreds to the streets and businesses of Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.- The smell of sawdust is in the air and the hot summer weather isn’t keeping the crowds from downtown Grand Rapids for the 39th annual Tall Timber Days. “Been good attendance, very good attendance,” said festival Founder, Dr. Lee Jess. “Again like I said temperature has a little bearing on attendance but it has been good.” “And…

Duluth Says Goodbye To Thomas After Another Year

Thomas's Visit coupled with the Big Boy Steam Engine's brought about 30,000 people to Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sunday was the final day of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy’s visit to Duluth. Organizers say around 18,000 people visited Thomas and Percy over the past two weekends, making an estimated economic impact of $8.5 million in the Northland. The two trains also bring out about 200 volunteers from different community organizations, who also receive…

Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad Season Kicks Off

After delay due to mechanical issues, train leaves for first trip from West Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad took its first trip of the year out of West Duluth Saturday. The train normally starts in June but due to some mechanical issues and rideaway issues with high water on the St. Louis River, the first departure was pushed back. The Railroad runs along the river to the St. Louis River…

Celebrities In School Buses Tear Up Proctor Speedway

Celebrity Bus Race kicks off Midsummer Night of Mayhem.

PROCTOR, Minn.- The roars of engines is a normal sound at Proctor Speedway. But these engines are newcomers- school buses. The Speedway’s Midsummer Night of Mayhem kicked off with the fan favorite Celebrity Bus Races. Business owners, city officials, and more community members got behind the wheel of a bus drifting around the track to win the coveted trophy. “Just…

Spirit Mountain Fills with Mountain Bikers for Bike Duluth Festival

Over 300 registered bikers flood the mountain.

DULUTH, Minn.- Everywhere you looked were helmets and handlebars as the Bike Duluth Festival celebrated its 6th anniversary. The festival raised money for Cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shore (COGGS) and Gary New Duluth Development Alliance. Last year $25,000 was raised for each beneficiary, and this year they hope to clear $50,000. “Duluth has become a world class mountain biking…

William A. Irvin Moves Into Dry Dock for Restoration

Ten months after leaving Minnesota Slip the Irvin is ready to be worked on.

DULUTH, Minn.- After ten months of waiting in line at Fraser Shipyards, the William A. Irvin is now out of the waiting room and ready to be worked on in the dry dock. The ship was moved from the Minnesota Slip in Canal Park last September for the Seawall Reconstruction Project, which city officials say is 99% done. The Irvin…

City Plans for Alternate Cross City Trail During Twin Ports Interchange Project

City and MNDOT met with residents and business owners to discuss which alternate trail is best.

DULUTH, Minn.- City of Duluth crews met with those living near and those using the Cross City Trail to discuss it’s future during the Twin Ports Interchange Project. That plan to modernize the current infrastructure of the can of worms will cause part of the Cross City Trail to close, from 22nd Avenue to east of Garfield Avenue, for bridge…

Learn to Make Stained Glass at Shannon’s Stained Glassery Kids Camp

Kids get a chance to handmake different glass crafts.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Kids in Superior are getting a hands on look at making different kinds of glassware. Starting Wednesday, Shannon’s Stained Glassery is hosting a kids’ camp. On the first day they painted and glazed pottery, and for the next two days they’ll work on mosaic and fuse tile. Store owner Shannon Johnson said kids lobe the chance to work…

Crow and Loon Deaths Linked to West Nile Virus

While common for crows this time of year, wildlife experts are keeping watch of loons.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota DNR and wildlife experts are on the lookout for birds sick with West Nile Virus. This comes after two recorded deaths of loons in Northeast Minnesota earlier this month, and a handful of crow deaths this past year, all linked to West Nile. Crows and loons are more susceptible to West Nile Virus, as they are…

28 Years After Wedding Aboard “Tregurtha” Woman Sees Ship Again

Woman who married the Captain aboard his ship watches it sail under the Aerial Lift Bridge

DULUTH, Minn.- Many people can name the venue where they had their wedding, but not many can say they see it go by in Lake Superior. The most memorable part of Joan Coughlin’s wedding wasn’t that her best friend was her bridesmaid, or that her soon-to-be husband sailed the Great Lakes for 55 years. The biggest part of Coughlin’s wedding…

Plan to Swim or Not to Swim With New Lake Temperature Device in Park Point Beach

New temp and wave monitoring devices help Minnesota Sea Grant scientists get readings to public.

DULUTH, Minn.- New monitoring devices in the waters of Park Point Beach are allowing scientists to tell people how cold or warm the water is before they get to the beach. A temperature sensor and wave sensor were placed in the water last week for scientists with the Minnesota Sea Grant to measure water temperature and assess the possibility of…

Local Art Meets Local Brews at Hoops Brewing

Monthly Local Art Show held in brewery.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Wednesday local artists put their creations up for sale at Hoops Brewing Company during its Homemade Artisan Market. Artists were selling all types of things like necklaces made of Lake Superior sea glass, to artwork of the Northland’s nature. “We are, in the brewery we are all about community and coming together and just we have a…

‘Share the Shred’ Gets Kids Outside and On Bikes

Spirit Mountain's program provides bikes to kids who may not be able to afford one.

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids and families got a free and friendly welcome into the sport of Mountain Biking at the Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet. The summer “Share the Shred” series drew about 90-110 kids Tuesday night. This year the YMCA Bike Fleet was available for kids to rent a limited number of youth-sized bikes and helmets to kids who may…

Summer Readers Build-a-UFO at Superior Public Library

Kids make flying saucers out of household supplies and craft materials.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Tuesday some young Space Explorers at Superior Public Library made their own versions of alien flying saucers. As part of the Library’s “Universe of Stories” Summer reading program, kids constructed their own flying saucers with paper plates, pipe cleaners, plastic cups, and other household and craft materials. For some, it was a chance to channel their love…

Superior Intersection Painted Green Following Hit and Run

After 11-year-old boy hit and survived, City of Superior changes intersection to slow drivers down.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The City of Superior has implemented safety changes at an intersection on Hammond Avenue after Police say an 11-year-old boy on his bicycle was struck by a driver, who then took off, last Friday. 11-year-old Cassius Carey is out of the hospital, his mother saying he suffered a concussion but no internal injuries. The woman who Superior Police…

MDA Holds Muscle Walk for Those Affected by Muscular Diseases

MDA Muscle Walk draws walkers to Leif Erickson Park.

DULUTH, Minn.- Monday night Leif Erickson park was taken over by walkers coming together for a good cause. The Muscular Dystrophy Association held their first muscle walk in Duluth in a couple years. MDA holds muscle walks throughout Minnesota, raising about $250,000 collectively for muscle disease research. Organizers say the walks bring members of the community and those affected by…

Hideaway Head Shop Coming to Downtown Duluth

New Head Shop coming to Superior Street.

DULUTH, Minn.-A new head shop selling tobacco and CBD products is coming to Superior Street in downtown Duluth. Hideaway will be opening up their fifth store in the old Saw Mill Unpainted Furniture building. Their website says they sell hand pipes, water pipes, e–cigarettes, art, apparel, CBD products and more. Some nearby businesses, like Minnesota Surplus, say they are ready…

Council Candidates Door-Knock Ahead of Primaries

Volunteers take to the doors in their district to talk to voters.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth primary elections are less than a month away on August 13th. Early voting has been open since June 28th, so some city council candidates and volunteers took advantage of the cool summer evening to get out and knock on some doors. Volunteers met at the Labor Temple to discuss strategy, scripts and plot which neighborhoods to…

Car on Fire on Blatnik Bridge in Superior

Crews responded, closed bridge causing heavy traffic.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Monday afternoon traffic was backed up coming out of Superior on the Blatnik Bridge as a car was found on fire. Superior Fire and Police responded to the burning car. Crews were able to put out the fire. This happened right off the on–ramp to I–35, causing a standstill both down Hammond avenue and Second street. Crews…

Painting Intersections to Slow Drivers Down

Creative Crosswalks tackles reckless driving in the hillside with ground murals.

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids armed with paint brushes are combatting reckless driving at busy intersections throughout Duluth. Zeitgeist’s Creative Crosswalks program allows families and other community members to paint a Hillside intersection which has received many speeding complaints. On Sunday they took on East 6th street and 15th Avenue East, the second of four crosswalks on their list. According to parents…

Celebrating Lake Superior, Restored Barker’s Island Beach

Lake Superior Day coincided with opening of Barker Island Beach to the public.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- At Barker’s Island Sunday Lake Superior was given its own day for the important role it plays in the Northland. “It really is what draws people here and keeps people here,” said Deanna Erickson, Education Coordinator with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. “It supports our economy it supports our health it creates our weather, it adds…

UMD Marshall Allworth Planetarium Remembers Apollo Landing

UMD honors 50th anniversary with program for the community.

DULUTH, Minn.- To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Duluth, UMD’s Marshall W. Allworth Planetarium hosted a free anniversary event. Participants could make their own  stomp rocket, among other lunar crafts, to spark their curiosity about space. ” went into more than just getting to the moon, it helped us with technological advances in lots…

Bayfront Gets Down to Reggae

Thousands come out to 14th Annual Reggae and World Music Festival.

DULUTH, Minn.- Bayfront Festival Park was grooving as crowds came out to get down at the 14th Annual Reggae and World Music Festival. The Park was alive with people shopping exotic items, enjoying authentic Jamaican food, and coming together through the power of Reggae Music. “Reggae music teaches life lessons,” said Arthur Sikor.  “It’s not just any kind of music….

Watching the Planes Soar at Duluth Air and Aviation Expo

From bombers to Blue Angels, Airshow demonstrated the power of American aviation.

DULUTH, Minn.- The roars of jet engines could be heard for miles, but to see the source, you had to come down to Duluth International Airport. “I didn’t really realize how big of a deal it was, so pretty awesome that it’s right here,” said National Guard Member Hunter Smith. The show was not easy to put together, requiring a…

Superior Entry Lighthouse Up for Auction

National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act Program puts Superior and two other lighthouses up for sale.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A lighthouse that has stood off the coast of Superior since 1913 is now up for sale. As part of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act Program, Superior Entry, and two other lighthouses in Michigan, are up for an online auction. The auction for Superior Entry began on July 10, with a starting bid of $10,000. Interested bidders…

Parade of Puppies Kicks Off Hermantown Summerfest

Annual Hermantown Pet Parade Held at City Hall.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Summerfest kicked off in Hermantown Wednesday, with a parade full of paws. The Summerfest Pet Parade continued its longstanding tradition outside Hermantown City Hall. “I think it’s just a lot of silliness, a lot of fun, and who doesn’t love their pets?” said emcee for the event, Rob Hofmann. “It’s an opportunity to share–” some barks interrupt–“and there’s…

After Repairs Head of Lakes Fair Opens for Season

Fair week kicks off with Sneak a Peek Night Tuesday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Head of the Lakes Fair in Superior opened for the year, offering rides, a horse show, a beef auction, and more over the next five days. This comes with major repairs completed after Douglas County conducted an inspection, revealing issues like Asbestos. Now, they say those issues have been taken care of. “We’re looking forward to a…

Officials, Citizens Share Thoughts on Future of Lester Park Golf

Community Listening Session Held in Lester Park pavilion.

DULUTH, Minn.- City officials met with concerned citizens in Lester Park Tuesday to hear more feedback on the fate of Duluth’s Public Lester Park Golf Course. This comes after the council voted in may to potentially use part of the Lester and Enger park golf courses for multi family mixed income housing. The vote means the “Lake Nine” holes will…

Duluth Art Institute Gets Teens Off Phones Into Art

Teen camp held Monday.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Art Institute helped local teens find their creative side through mixed media art. The institute held a youth camp where teens were introduced to art such as clay sculptures and photography at the Depot. Institute staff said it’s important to get today’s youth to do something else with their hands other than type on their phones….

Construction Season Continues in Duluth and Hermantown

Two intersections in Duluth and two stretches of road in Hermantown began roadwork Monday.

DULUTH, Minn.- Construction work is well underway this summer in the Northland, and Monday two new projects just started. Crews began work on one residential intersection in Duluth, and two parts of Maple Grove Road in Hermantown. At the intersection of 26th Avenue East and Jefferson Street in Duluth, crews will reconstruct pedestrian ramps to ADA standards and partially replace…

Meet on the Street Brings Out Lincoln Park Businesses, Community Members

This year Meet on the Street merged with last year's Solstice party, organizers combining.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Sunday Meet on the Street took over West Superior Street in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood. The event brought out local businesses, community members, and local authorities to eat some food, play some games, and celebrate all the neighborhood has to offer. “We’ve had so much growth in the craft district itself that people have sort of had…

Officer Saves Two-Year-Old Girl From Runaway Car Dangling in Trees

Officer says he was in the right place at the right time, and the family is thankful for that.

DULUTH, Minn.- A runaway van took a two-year-old girl for a wild ride that could have ended tragically, were it not for the actions of a Duluth Police Officer who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Megan Newman was taking her daughters out of the car in the parking lot of Munger Terrace Apartments after…

Two Harbors Bustling Celebrating Heritage Days

Four day festival features live music, food, a car show and more.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Two Harbors was bustling Saturday for the third day of the four-day long Heritage Days in Two Harbors. The event featured live music, food, a car show at Danny’s Auto on Third Avenue, and a parade throughout the town. Heritage Days also featured unique vendors from across Minnesota. Dale Lessard is one of them. He fashions sculptures…

Taste of Greece Puts the ‘Opa’ in Minnesota

Marshall High School turned into Little Greece for the 27th Annual Festival.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Saturday the Greek culture showed off their customs and delicious food at Marshall School. According to organizers this year brought a record number of attendees to enjoy traditional Greek Gyros and Loukoumades, dances, and above all, hospitality. “They can just expect a really welcoming environment, great food, great pastries, lot of entertainment,” said George Patronas, co-chair for…

Taste of Duluth Takes Hundreds Around the World of Food

Event showcases food from variety of different cultures, including Amish.

DULUTH, Minn.- There’s only one place and one time of year where you can take a trip around the world without leaving Duluth: when Taste of Duluth comes to Bayfront Festival Park. The sounds, sights, smells and above all tastes embraces people into each of the different cultures represented at this year’s Taste of Duluth. “Well y’know we’ve got Italian…

Volunteers Remove Harmful Wild Parsnip from West Waterfront Trail

Invasive species can cause burns to skin and fur.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth is asking for your help to rid the area of the invasive species Wild Parsnip. The plant emits a sap that can cause burns on human skin and pets. This is not your run of the mill, vegetable parsnip. It looks like any flower. The Duluth Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, or CISMA, gathered volunteers by the…

Car Show Brings Classic Rides, CHUM School Supplies

Along with cars, attendants can donate a backpack of school supplies for CHUM to distribute.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s Sidewalk Days has kicked off on West Superior Street as the annual Car Show rolled in not only to show off, but also get kids ready for school. Vintage, unique, and fixed up rides came from all over the Northland for people to admire on Superior Street. At the Kolar Chevrolet tent, you can admire new cars…

MN Adult and Teen Challenge Center Expands with Grant

After purchasing a new apartment building, a grant from Minnesota Power is allowing the center to expand.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge received a grant from Minnesota Power to help expand its Duluth Hillside location. The addiction treatment facility on East Second Street will now include an old apartment building right next door. The Center purchased the building back in March. A $10,000 grant from Minnesota Power will help them renovate it, to increase the…

Haze from Canadian Fires Moves Out with Wind and Rain

Rainfall clear smoke up, and wind moves it south.

DULUTH, Minn.- Since last weekend, fires in Canada have been burning and sending smoke into the air, which the wind blew into the Northland creating a haze throughout the sky. Officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) said the worst of the smoke filtered into the Southern parts of the state. However, it could still be irritable for some…

All About Monarchs at Superior Public Library

Duluth Monarch Buddies come to teach about monarchs and milkweed.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Kids at the Superior Public Library got an up close look at Monarch Butterflies. Duluth Monarch Buddies came to teach summer camps about the orange insects and how their populations are in danger. Kids could take home milkweed seeds to grow the plants that monarchs feed on to increase their numbers in the Northland. “It’s always nice to…

UDAC Opens New Bullyan Center

Organization opens new building after $3 million donation.

DULUTH, Minn.- UDAC is celebrating the grand opening of a new building in Duluth’s Spirit Valley neighborhood. The new building was made possible from a $3 million grant from Joseph and Nancy Bullyan, of Bullyan RV in Duluth, who the new building is named after. The Joseph and Nancy Bullyan Center was thought up after the Bullyans toured the old…