Author: Brett Scott

Midday Update 7-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, July 26, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, July 26, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

e-Bike Duluth Offers Effortless Entertainment

e-Bike Duluth Opened This Summer, Offering a Relaxing Way to Sightsee the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama takes an e-bike for a spin down on the Lakewalk to Canal Park with e-Bike Duluth. An e-bike is a great way to explore Duluth while not wearing yourself out pedaling uphill to your favorite vantage points. Just let the built-in electric motor do most of the work. Click…

Registration Now Open for St. Louis River Alliance Canoe Trip

The Excursion is Taking Place Saturday, Aug. 7

DULUTH, Minn. – After being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the St. Louis River Alliance (SLRA) is bringing back its annual canoe trip. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Paddlers will set sail from Woodstock Bay Landing in Superior. Participants are encouraged to register by Aug. 4 at 4…

Morning Update 7-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, July 26, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, July 26, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

With School Supply Stockpile, CHUM Makes Plea for Food, Monetary Donations

Monetary Donations Made Before July 31 will be Matched Dollar for Dollar

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s hard to believe, but the return to school is just around the corner. This year, instead of doing a back-to-school drive, CHUM is looking for your help with feeding Northland families in need. With virtual learning taking place for much of last year, the organization has plenty of school supplies already in stock for this fall….

Midday Update 7-23-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 23, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, July 23, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, ryan johnson, weather

Morning Update 7-23-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 23, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, July 23, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, ryan johnson, weather

Midday Update 7-22-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, July 22, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, July 22, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Festival by the Lake Returns to Bayfront Park

Festival by the Lake is Happening Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Festival by the Lake, formally known as Taste of Duluth, is back in full force on Saturday, July 24 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. The event features food, live music, product and service displays, shopping, demonstrations, arts and crafts, beer, and many other exhibits of interest to attendees. “There are numerous reasons for the name change…

Meet the Maker Behind Superior Street Baking

Cooking Connection: Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Drizzle

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Cooking Connection takes us inside the kitchen of Duluthian Jaimie Nere. She’s the creator behind Superior Street Baking. Nere values quiet time when her little ones are sleeping. That’s when the mixer comes out, the flour starts flying, and the ingredients come together to create delicious desserts that are personalized for any occasion. In this…

Morning Update 7-22-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, July 22, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, July 22, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Current Drought Has Campers Thinking Twice Before Venturing North

Campfires Are Still Allowed Within Minnesota State Parks in Designated Fire Rings

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Drought conditions in Northeastern Minnesota are causing some visitors to think ahead before making the trek up the North Shore. For Josh Killen and his 15-year-old son, Cody, visiting from Owatonna, Minnesota, is always something they look forward to. They visit roughly three times a year but have never experienced a camping trip when it’s…

Midday Update 7-21-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

City of Hoyt Lakes Prepares to Welcome Thousands for Annual Water Carnival

Due to Drought Conditions, No Fireworks Show is Scheduled for 2021

HOYT LAKES, Minn. – The City of Hoyt Lakes is celebrating a summer tradition this year after a COVID-19 prompted hiatus in 2020. Community members have spent the past several months planning for the event, which draws thousands of people. Some of the festivities include a parade, live entertainment, games, a ski show, and much more. The family-fun gathering starts…

Local Veterinarians Experiencing Influx of New Patients

Many Local Vet Clinics Have Had to Turn Away New Patients

DULUTH, Minn. – The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on many issues over the past year and a half, and now local vets are speaking out about the impact they’re dealing with on a daily basis. The global health crisis has kickstarted a movement known as “pandemic pets.” Local breeders and animal shelters experienced high adoption rates over the…

Morning Update 7-21-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 7-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, duluth, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, superior, weather

Morning Update 7-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, weather

Midday Update 7-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, July 19, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, July 19, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update

Sit Back and Relax: Concerts on the Pier Return to Glensheen Mansion

Concerts Take Place Wednesday Evenings in July and August

DULUTH, Minn. – After a COVID-19 prompted hiatus in 2020, Concerts on the Pier are back in full force this summer at Glensheen Mansion. The events take place every Wednesday in July and August. The fun begins at 5 p.m. and wraps up around 8 p.m. Duluth musicians play on the end of Glensheen’s 100-ft pier that juts out into…

Morning Update 7-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, July 19, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, July 19, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 7-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 16, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, July 16, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, ryan johnson, weather

Experience the Water from a Stand Up Paddle Boarding Point of View

Meteorologist Ken Slama Gives Stand Up Paddle Boarding a Go

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama gives stand up paddle boarding a try for the first time in his life. North Shore SUP provides lessons for adventure seekers, and also boards for those looking to check out the water from a different perspective. Click here for more information regarding North Shore SUP. Paddle on! Categories:…

Beat the Summer Heat with a Fresh, No-Bake Fruit Tart from Sweet Exchange

Cooking Connection: No-Bake Fruit Tart

DULUTH, Minn. – What better way to beat the summer heat and satisfy your sweet tooth than with a delicious no-bake Fruit Tart from Sweet Exchange. In this week’s Cooking Connection, owner Lisa Quarles teaches Meteorologist Ken Slama how to prepare this fresh, fruity dessert. Sweet Exchange currently doesn’t have a storefront, but they are operating out of a kitchen…

Morning Update 7-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 16, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, July 16, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, ryan johnson, weather

Midday Update 7-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, July 15, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, July 15, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, duluth, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, Sam Gabrielli, superior, weather

Morning Update 7-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, July 15, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, July 15, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, Sam Gabrielli, weather

Grand Rapids Business Owners Experiencing Positive Economic Rebound

Crowds are Coming in Droves to Many Locally Owned Businesses in the City of Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Small business owners on the Iron Range are continuing to witness more customers coming back through their doors as COVID-19 restrictions ease, and more people become vaccinated. Staff at Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods in Grand Rapids are seeing droves of people coming in to purchase clothing, footwear, bait, and fishing gear. With the continued closure of…

Midday Update 7-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News

Lake Superior Zoo Hosting First-Ever ‘Backyard Bash’

The Backyard Bash is Happening Friday, July 30 at the Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. – This summer the call of the wild is calling you to the Lake Superior Zoo. On Friday, July 30, the Zoo is celebrating summer with an inaugural fundraising event. The Backyard Bash will include live music, yard games, free s’mores, and more. The staff invites you to bring your friends and family. There will be local food…

Over 100 Minnesota Breweries, Cideries Prepare for All Pints North Brew Fest

All Pints North Brew Festival is Happening Saturday, July 31 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Good beer, beautiful sights, and fun sounds will return to Bayfront Festival Park on Saturday, July 31 for the annual All Pints North Brew Festival. After a cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 100 Minnesota breweries and cideries are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s event. Organizers expect this year to…

Morning Update 7-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 7-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 7-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Fire Breaks Out at Proctor AmericInn Hotel

The Fire Was Reported Around 10:45 a.m. Monday, No Injuries Have Been Reported

PROCTOR, Minn. – Fire broke out Monday morning at the AmericInn Hotel in Proctor. Crews responded to the scene along US Highway 2 near Blackwoods around 10:45 a.m. Officials say the fire was limited to the exterior of the building. No one was injured. Guests and staff were evacuated. Fire officials are working to assess the damage. A manager at…

Midday Update 7-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, July 12, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, July 12, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, News, weather

Late Night Laughs Returning to Fitger’s Complex

Stand Up Comedy Begins Friday, July 16 at Fitger's in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Professional stand-up comedy returns to the Fitget’s complex Friday, July 16. The event will take place on the third floor of the complex inside the Fitger’s Comedy Lounge. Tickets are $20 per person, and reservations are highly encouraged. Professional comedians Ryan Kahl and Mike Brody will be performing on Friday, July 16. The comedy kicks off at…

Morning Update 7-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, June 12, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, July 12, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update

Duluth Based Boomerang Energy to Partner with Life Time Athletic Clubs

Life Time Currently Has Over One Million Members

DULUTH, Minn. – A local energy drink company is soaring to new heights after announcing they’ve partnered with nationally known Life Time athletic clubs. Boomerang Energy will soon be available for purchase in over 140 Life Time Cafe’s across the nation. The company first started in Duluth back in 2016. Unlike its competitors, Boomerang Energy consists of four natural sweeteners…

Midday Update 7-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 9, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, July 9, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Coronavirus, duluth, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, superior, weather

Local Nonprofit ‘Wags & Kisses’ Hosting Adoption Event at Kolar Chevrolet

The Adoption Extravaganza is Happening Saturday, July 10 at Kolar Chevrolet in Hermantown

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Wags & Kisses Rescue is a local nonprofit 501c3 organization providing in-home foster care, vetting, and training for dogs that are abandoned, surrendered or coming from hoarding situations with abuse involved. The organization is fortunate to have partnered with Kolar Totota to help educate the public on caring for their pets, offering assistance when needed, and looking…

Jam Packed Weekend of Events Offered at Silver Bay’s ‘Bay Days’ Celebration

Silver Bay is Hosting the Celebration July 9 - 11

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Food, fun, fireworks, and live entertainment are just some of the activities on the agenda for this weekend’s Bay Days celebration in Silver Bay. After a COVID-19 prompted cancellation in 2020, the weekend of events is back and better than ever before in 2021. As folks enter the City of Silver Bay, they’ll notice the celebration…

Morning Update 7-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 9, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, July 9, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, duluth, Headlines, hibbing, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, superior, weather

Midday Update 7-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, July 8, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, July 8, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, duluth, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, superior

Sweet Exchange Showcases Decadent Black Forest Cake

Cooking Connection: Black Forest Cake with Sweet Exchange

DULUTH, Minn. – What better way to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer than with a handcrafted Black Forest Cake from Sweet Exchange Bakery. In this week’s Cooking Connection, owner Lisa Quarles shows off her talents by constructing the cake with homemade cooked cherries, chocolate ganache, whipping cream, and layers of chocolate cake. Sweet Exchange currently doesn’t have a storefront,…

Morning Update 7-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, July 8, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, July 8, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, duluth, Headlines, Ken Slama, morning update, News, Rip Currents, weather

Midday Update 7-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Animal Allies Prepares to Bring Back ‘Walk for Animals’ In-Person

'Walk for Animals' is Happening Thursday, July 15 at Leif Erikson Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Fundraising is currently underway for this year’s Animal Allies Walk for Animals. After going virtual in 2020, the event returns in person on Thursday, July 15 at Leif Erikson Park in Duluth. Registration for the walk will begin at 4 p.m. that day. Funds raised will help support the shelter’s mission of taking in pets, providing medical…

Sidewalk Days Festival Kicks Off in Downtown Duluth

The Festival Runs July 7, 8, 9, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – After a COVID-19 prompted hiatus in 2020, Downtown Duluth’s annual Sidewalk Days Festival is back and better than ever before. This year the fun is taking place on July 7, 8, and 9. The festival features live entertainment, shopping, food, music, and more. Sidewalk Days will encompass five city blocks along Superior Street from Lake Avenue to…

Morning Update 7-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather