Author: Arman Rahman

Superior Police Chief Releases Dash Cam Video of Squad Car v.s. Pedestrian Incident as DOJ Hands Investigation to District Attorney

Chief Nicholas Alexander "does not anticipate any disciplinary action" to be taken.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- After a Wisconsin Department of Justice review, Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander says the officer who allegedly ran over a person in his squad car in February will likely not receive any punishment for what he calls “a tragic and unfortunate accident.” According to the Chief, while investigating an alleged vehicle prowler on February 19th, an officer turned…

Updawg Food Truck Gets New Kitchen Space inside Average Joe’s in Superior

The owners said they plan to open their kitchen in Average Joes this coming Wednesda

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Two young businessmen started a food truck in Duluth last year putting unique spins on the classic hot dog. Now their wiener business found its own bun inside an existing Superior business — opening soon. Updawg is now set up over at Average Joe’s in Superior. The wiener duo started their food truck serving unique hot dogs last…

Frost River Unveils New Solid Brass Thimble as April Fools Product

Every April they think of a new one to help promote their spring catalog and staff say the community seems to look forward to their annual joke.

DULUTH, Minn.- A local outdoor gear store in Duluth’s Lincoln Park is now getting into the outdoor sewing business with their new brass product. Frost River unveiled their new solid brass thimble. Staff says more than 30 thousand years of history is packed into less than a cubic inch, now in Frost River’s solid brass. If you’re confused, don’t’ worry,…

Lake Superior Zoo Needs Help Naming New Pygmy Slow Loris Babies

The poll runs through April 7th at midnight, with the winning games announced the next morning.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lake Superior Zoo is asking the public for some ideas to name their Twin Pygmy Slow Loris Babies. The first-ever pair of lorises were born last month at the zoo. The lorises have been listed as endangered since 2020 and the two new parents, Colby and Giorgio, were brought here as part of a breeding program that…

Active Adventures: Take a Dip into Lake Superior, Warm Up with Some Bock Beer at Fitger’s Bock Fest

DULUTH, Minn.- In this week’s Active Adventures, Tami Tanski Sherman of Fitger’s Brewhouse stops in to talk about all the fun activities for the return of Bock Fest to Fitger’s this weekend! No cover charge to get in, the event runs through Saturday. Must be 21+ to enter. Categories: Active Adventures, Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

Morning Update 4-1-22

Happy Friday and Happy April Fool’s! No foolin’ about this news and weather update from FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist Ken Slama!

ALS-Stricken Sen. Tomassoni, Minnesota Lawmakers Sign Law Granting $25 million to ALS Research, Caregivers

The legislation invests $20 million into grants to find new methods of prevention, treatment, and cures for ALS.

  ST. PAUL, Minn.- The State of Minnesota has officially dedicated millions of dollars to ALS research — and front and center, showing firsthand the tough battle with the disease, was Minnesota Senator David Tomassoni. “This bill means hope,” Sen. Tomassoni (I-6th Dist.) said at the bill signing ceremony Wednesday. Tomassoni joined Governor Tim Walz and other state lawmakers in…

Superior Police Now Accepts Incident Reports Online

Citizens will receive a report case number and can print a copy of their police report for free.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior citizens can now file police incident reports that don’t require emergency response online, with the Citizens Online Reporting System. Citizens can find the system on the City of Superior website and use it to file online reports for many types of incidents that don’t require an emergency response. The reports will generally be reviewed within several hours…

UPDATE: Teen Arrested After Two Stabbed in Mountain Iron Bar Fight

They were transported to the Virginia Regional Medical Center where they were treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries. 

MT. IRON, Minn.- A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the midnight bar fight that left two victims with stab wounds on Wednesday, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. The teen was arrested at his home in Virginia hours later, around 9:30 a.m., and booked into jail on preliminary charges of second-degree assault. FOX21 cannot name…

Friends of ‘CODA’ Star Daniel Durant, Twin Ports Deaf Community Inspired by Oscars Win

The deaf studies minor at UMD has the second-largest enrollment in the school.

DULUTH, Minn.- The small town pride for Duluth actor Daniel Durant was amplified by his fellow members of the deaf and hard of hearing community here in town. The deaf studies minor at UMD has the second-largest enrollment in the school. Courses include Linguistics, Deaf Culture, and American Sign Language Skill Building Workshop. Coordinators at UMD’s American Sign Language Lab…

Coffee Conversation: Fur-Tastic K9s at Arrowhead Home and Builders Show at the DECC

In this week’s Coffee Conversation, some cute dogs teach us some new tricks! The Fur-Tastic K9s stop by to preview their time at the Arrowhead Home and Builders Show at the DECC this week. The show runs March 30-April 3, tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-17, and FREE for Ages 5 & Under. Categories: Coffee Conversation, Entertainment, Minnesota,…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Heide’s Mastectomy Store in Duluth

Heide's specializes in post-mastectomy care and compression garments for men and women with vascular and lymphatic disorders.

DULUTH, Minn.- Getting fitted for medical garments post-surgery or procedure can feel like a dry expressionless experience. But the folks at Heide’s Mastectomy Store in Duluth are hoping to change that. “So it feels almost like a boutique but we bill insurance for the products,” said Nicole Wrazidlo, a mastectomy fitter and Lymphedema master fitter. The mastectomy and compression store…

33rd Annual Fitger’s 5K Back with Normal Course, Full Capacity in 2022

This year’s Fitger’s 5K field will be capped at 2,000 participants and is expected to sell out prior to race day.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 33rd annual Fitger’s 5K will look and feel more like normal this April, with the iconic spring race returning to full capacity and a more traditional racecourse after two years of modifications. “Our events are meant to come with a sense of community,” Marketing & PR Director Zach Schneider said, in a press release Monday, “and that’s…

Duluth Representative Jen Schultz to Run for U.S. House in the 8th Congressional District

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Rep. Jen Schultz (DFL), has announced her candidacy for the U.S House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, against incumbent Republican Congressman Pete Stauber. Schultz, currently the MN House 7A Representative, held a press event at Duluth City Hall Monday, after she filed online via the Federal Election Commission Friday. In a press release Monday, Schultz…

Resale, Reuse, Recycling Outdoor Gear at 23rd UMD Swap

15 percent of the sales were used to promote the outdoor education club.

DULUTH, Minn.- People were refreshing their winter gear or trading them in for summer stuff at UMD’s 23rd annual Outdoor Gear Swap. People lined up outside Malosky Stadium almost 2 hours early to browse thousands of used skis, snowboards, boots, camping gear, and more sold by students, community members, and local businesses. 15 percent of the sales were used to…

Two Duluth Men Arrested, 52g of Heroin/Fentanyl Seized in Ongoing Drug Investigation

Investigators also seized $1,685 in cash, drug packaging, and other evidence of drug sales. 

DULUTH, Minn.- A 33-year-old and 29-year-old, both from Duluth, were arrested in a home in Central Hillside by Duluth Police Officers and the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force (LSDVCTF), as part of an ongoing drug investigation. According to a spokesperson with the Duluth Police Department, around 1:42 p.m. Friday, the Task Force executed a search warrant of…

Commercial Space, Event Center for Rent Opens in Old Billings Park Cafe Building

Since mid-February businesses like the new Superior Roux restaurant have been renting out the commercial space which is registered with the Douglas County Department of Health.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- New life is coming to the once vacant billings park cafe in Superior as one business owner hopes it’s the start of a new direction for the neighborhood. Craig Sutherland has turned the building into “Venue in the Park.” Since mid-February businesses like the new Superior Roux restaurant have been renting out the commercial space which is registered…

UMD Teen Science Café Helps Twin Ports Youth Explore Real-World STEM

There'll be one more science cafe this year on cryptography next month but they'll be back with more in the fall.

DULUTH, Minn.- It was a meeting of the minds at UMD’s Swenson College of Engineering as some college professors and high schoolers hoped to get other stem-interested teens together. Friday was the launch of the Teen Science Cafe. A UMD professor specializing in “gamification”, using the power of games for decision making spoke to teens and engaged them in activities…

Jen Schultz Files Candidacy for 8th Congressional District Election

DULUTH, Minn.- According to an online filing with the Federal Election Commission Friday, Rep. Jen Schultz (DFL) is running for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, a seat currently held by Republican Congressman Pete Stauber. Schultz filed online for her candidacy on Friday, March 25th. She is currently serving her 4th term as representative of Minnesota 7A. Earlier this month Schultz announced…

Babbitt Police Officer Uses Taser to Help Arrest Suspect who Allegedly Rammed Into, Fled St. Louis County Deputy

The Deputy was still in the car when the suspect allegedly rammed into him. Law Enforcement said he later headbutted the Babbitt officer.

KUGLER TWP, Minn.- A 47-year-old man was arrested Friday using “less lethal” tactics after an alleged vehicle chase and violent encounter with a Babbitt Police Officer and St. Louis County Deputy, which left them both injured. According to a spokesperson with the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the Deputy tried to perform a traffic stop on Wahlsten road for suspicious…

Morning Update 3-25-22

Happy Friday! FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist Ken Slama bring you the news and weather you need to start the day.

Morning Update 3-21-22

Start your week with news and weather from FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist Ken Slama this Monday March 21st, 2022.

Comedian, Podcast Host Tom Segura Headed to DECC this September

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn.- In September, comedian and podcast host Tom Segura will be performing at the DECC, as part of the third leg of his world tour. According to a spokesperson with the DECC, Segura is one of the biggest names in the comedy business.  He recently performed to sold-out audiences on his 100+ city Take It Down Tour. He is best…

Family, Friends Remember Eveleth-Native Jimmy Hill, Killed While Caring for Sick Partner in Ukraine

68-year-old Jimmy Hill was confirmed to be one of ten people gunned down by Russian forces while waiting in line for bread in the city of Chernihiv.

The war between Russia and Ukraine hits closer to home as last week after Eveleth native Jimmy Hill was killed while waiting in line for bread – a harsh reminder of the far-reaching impacts of the conflict. “When I’d wake up the first thing I would do is check and his message would be ‘made it through the night, still…

UMD Students Root for Bulldog Women in Frozen Four with Gear from UMD Stores

Management says orders have been steady for t-shirts and sweatshirts celebrating the team making it to the Frozen Four.

DULUTH, Minn.- Even though the UMD Women’s Hockey Team lost to Ohio State after a hard-fought game, leading up to the championship excitement was bubbling on the UMD campus and merch was flying off the shelves at the school’s Store. Management says orders have been steady for t-shirts and sweatshirts celebrating the team making it to the Frozen Four. And…

Gearheads Rev Their Engines at DECC’s Motorhead Madness

The event featured 150 classic cars, trucks, 4x4s, hot rods, race cars, and more, which require lots of work and restoration.

DULUTH, Minn.- Gearheads gathered at the DECC for the return of Motorhead Madness — back for the first time since 2019. The event featured 150 classic cars, trucks, 4x4s, hot rods, race cars, and more, which require lots of work and restoration. One car owner worked on his dream car, a 1966 Pontiac GTO for three and a half years!…

Kids Have Fun with ‘Maggot Art,’ Planetarium Visit at UMD’S STEM Discovery Day

Kids learned about microplastics, electricity, carbon, and visited the Allworth Planetarium.

DULUTH, Minn.- Saturday middle and high school students interested in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM got hands-on with some experiments and activities with the help of some bulldogs. UMD’S Swenson College of Science and Engineering brought its annual Stem Discovery Day back to campus. Kids learned about microplastics, electricity, carbon, and visited the Allworth Planetarium….

Preservation Alliance Rallies to Save Former Hotel Astoria Building from Demolition After Businesses Forced Out

The Duluth Preservation Alliance said this is part of an attack on the Historic Arts and Theater, or HART District.

DULUTH, Minn.- Historic preservationists in Duluth met to call on the City not to demolish the former Hotel Astoria building months after the small businesses inside were forced out by a California-based developer. Hall Equities, a real estate investment, and development company announced plans to demolish the Hotel Astoria building on Superior Street across the street from the Duluth Candy…

Gov. Walz Orders Minnesota Flags at Half Staff in Remembrance of U.S. Rep. Don Young

Photo: AP/File MINNESOTA- In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden, Governor Tim Walz ordered all flags statewide at half-staff until midnight Saturday, in honor and remembrance of U.S. Representative Don Young, who passed away Friday night. Sometimes called the Dean of the House, the 88-year-old Alaska Congressman was the longest-serving member, serving 25 terms, and was about…

Early Morning Fire Destroys Side Lake Liquor on Iron Range

Photo: Friends of the Northland FireWire FRENCH TWP., Minn.- Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire Saturday that burned an Iron Range Liquor Store down. According to a spokesperson with the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, around 7:05 a.m. Saturday, deputies and several fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Side Lake Liquor store in French township….

UMD Grad Calls Eveleth-Native Killed in Ukraine ‘helpful guy, open-minded person’

Hill was staying in Ukraine to support his partner who was suffering from multiple sclerosis.

MINNESOTA- We’re learning more about the Eveleth native killed waiting in line for bread in Ukraine as his friend shares some of her memories. Jimmy Hill was identified Thursday as one of several people killed when Russian forces opened fire on civilians in Chernihiv. Hill was staying in Ukraine to support his partner who was suffering from multiple sclerosis. Sasha…

City of Duluth Spent $1.6 Million on Water Main Breaks, Leaks In 2021

According to Duluth's Chief Engineer for Utilities, Eric Shaffer in 2021 the City of Duluth spent roughly $1.6 million, fixing 103 water main breaks and 88 leaks.

DULUTH, Minn.- Water main breaks in the City of Duluth this year have not only been gushing out water but they’ve been forcing the city to gush out money for repairs. According to Duluth’s Chief Engineer for Utilities, Eric Shaffer in 2021 the City of Duluth spent roughly $1.6 million, fixing 103 water main breaks and 88 leaks. The record…

Cloquet Police Investigating Shooting Threat Made to Cloquet Middle School

CLOQUET, Minn.- The Cloquet Police Department is currently investigating emails threatening a shooting at the Cloquet Middle School. According to a spokesperson with the department on Wednesday, 2 staff members reported getting emails indicating the school was targeted for a possible school shooting on Thursday. Officers immediately began investigating the source of the threat. As of Friday the spokesperson said,…

Midday Update 3-15-22

Join FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist Ken Slama for your news and weather update this Tuesday March 15, 2022.

Chum Food Distribution to Pause Until April for Interior Work

The food shelf's "Refresh' project which started in 2019 was delayed due to supply chain issues and the pandemic.

DULUTH, Minn.- CHUM is hitting pause on its food distribution program as its Duluth building undergoes interior renovations. Starting this Thursday, distribution out of Downtown and West Duluth locations, the mobile food drops, and the CHUM2GO program will stop. CHUM expects this to go until April 1st. The food shelf’s “Refresh’ project which started in 2019 was delayed due to…

Coffee Conversation: ‘1-on-1’ with a Harlem Globetrotter Ahead of their Return to Duluth Saturday

DULUTH, Minn.- This week’s Coffee Conversation is nothing but net, as FOX 21’s Arman Rahman sits down with Scooter Christensen, Point Guard for the Harlem Globetrotters, as they prepare to bring their ball-handling antics back to Amsoil Arena at the DECC this Saturday at 7 p.m. A few tickets are still available online as of Monday morning, and Christensen said…