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Morning Update 10-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

‘The Amazing Kreskin’ Coming to Duluth’s West Theatre

The Show is Happening Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re into mind-blowing entertainment, you’ll want to head to the West Theatre in Duluth Wednesday, Oct. 27. First rising to fame back in the 1970s, the Amazing Kreskin is still going strong, performing across the world at the age of 83. Kreskin is making a stop in Duluth Wednesday and needs your support to witness his…

Midday Update 10-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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

Morning Update 10-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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

New Gift Shop Moves into Former Lake County Chronicle Building

Fuzzly's Gifts Opened on Sept. 1 of 2021

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – “It’s a great feeling to see the accomplishment. We did all of the work ourselves,” said April Whitt, owner of Fuzzly’s Gifts. The past year and a half have been a whirlwind for Whitt and her husband Mark. “We decided that the purchase of the building was meant to be, and there was a reason behind it,…

Midday Update 10-25-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, October 25, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, October 25, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

New This Year: Nominations for ‘Best Christmas Ever’ Due by Monday, Nov. 1

More Than 150 Families will be Chosen to Receive the 'Best Christmas Ever' in 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The clock is ticking! Nominations for this year’s Best Christmas Ever are coming to a close. Northlanders have until Monday, Nov. 1 to nominate a family in need this holiday season. Don Liimatainen, founder of Best Christmas Ever, says the organization plans to surpass its goal of helping more than 150 families this year. Each year from…

Road Closed in Duluth During Water Line Replacement

Work is Expected to be Complete by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth will be replacing a portion of a lead water line located at 56th and Grand Avenue on Monday, October 25. A copper line will replace a lead line that has been leaking. Grand Avenue will be closed between 56th Avenue West and 57th Avenue West. Sidewalks will remain open while crews are working…

Morning Update 10-25-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, October 25, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, October 25, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update

St. Luke’s Birthing Center Reminds Grieving Parents They’re Not Alone

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

DULUTH, Minn. – Many parents who are grieving the loss of an infant feel like they are alone and don’t have anyone who understands what they are going through. During the National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, St. Luke’s is reminding parents they’re ready and willing to help. Statistics show one in four families will suffer a pregnancy or…

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Humane Society of Douglas County is Seeing an Increase in Dog Adoptions

SUPERIOR, Wis. – October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by bringing home a furry friend from your local shelter. The Humane Society of Douglas County is seeing more dogs come into the shelter this month, providing potential adopters with a variety of furry friends to choose from. Click here to see…

Midday Update 10-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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

Morning Update 10-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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

Outdoor Retailers Struggling to Keep Up as Ammo Shortage Continues

Firearm Deer Season Begins Nov. 6 in Minnesota, Nov. 20 in Wisconsin

DULUTH, Minn. – Whether it’s a family tradition or new memories in the making, hunting season provides activity for many Northland residents as autumn unfolds. This year, you may want to think ahead before bagging the big buck. “It’s a lot of good memories and it’s something — you’re outside enjoying the resources we have,” said Matt King, owner of…

Midday Update 10-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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

Legacy of F and D Meats Continues Under New Ownership

The Previous Owners Left the Business in December of 2020

VIRGINIA, Minn. – After nearly 50 years in business, it can be difficult and nerve-wracking for new ownership to take over a strongly rooted establishment. “I just wanted to keep my shoulder behind the wheel and my toes out of the way,” said Joseph Walls, co-owner of F and D Meats in Virginia. Whether you’re a local, or just passing…

Morning Update 10-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, October 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 10-18-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, October 18, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, October 18, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, News, weather

All Aboard! The Great Pumpkin Train Returns MEA Weekend

The Great Pumpkin Train Runs Along the North Shore Scenic Railroad Oct. 21 - 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth is thrilled to be bringing back the annual Pumpkin Train Express Oct. 21 – 24. Each passenger will have the chance to pick out their own pumpkin to take with them. The train ride is about 90 minutes total. Passengers will return to the Duluth Depot where you can stay…

Morning Update 10-18-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, October 18, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, October 18, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

North Shore Scenic Railroad Impacted by Supply Chain Issues

For the Remainder of the Season, All Monday Rides will be Canceled

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Scenic Railroad is inching closer to its final week of operation for the 2021 season. For the remainder of this season, all Monday excursions have been suspended due to a lack of new parts and people to volunteer at the attraction. Already, there’s a concern for next year. The depot is looking to focus…

Midday Update 10-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, October 15, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, October 15, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, News, weather

Intersection Closure to Impact Essentia Health’s Downtown Campus

The Intersection Closure will Begin Tuesday, Oct. 19

DULUTH, Minn. – Essentia Health says an intersection closure near the downtown Duluth campus will be impacting traffic for the next several weeks. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 19, the intersection of Second Street and Sixth Avenue East in Duluth will close. The intersection will reopen the week of Nov. 22. Ahead of the closure, crews will complete paving work on Fifth…

Morning Update 10-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, October 15, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, October 15, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Two Harbors Burlington Station Hosting Free Fall Fun Saturday

Burlington Station and Callie's Sweets is Located at 320 7th Avenue in Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – If you’re looking for a little family fall fun to take part in Saturday, Oct. 16, you may want to head north. Burlington Station and Callie’s Sweets in Two Harbors, which first opened during Memorial Day weekend, are hosting a free festival. They’re calling it the ‘All Together Autumn Festival.’ The fest will feature a farmers…

Midday Update 10-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, October 14, 2021

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

Duluth Children’s Museum Hosting ‘A Night at the Brewseum’ Fundraiser

The Fundraiser is Happening Saturday, Oct. 16 from 7 - 10 p.m. in Duluth's Lincoln Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Northland residents have the chance to support the Duluth Children’s Museum Saturday, Oct. 16 from 7 – 9 p.m. The facility is hosting its annual ‘A Night at the Brewseum’ fundraiser, helping to support play and learning for years to come. This adults-only event includes craft brew samples, music from ‘The Trash Cats,’ a silent auction, and…

Northland Newborns 10-14-21

FOX 21 and Essentia Health Team Up to Showcase Newborn Bundles of Joy Across the Northland

Every Thursday morning on FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m., we’re teaming up with Essentia Health to showcase Northland Newborns. Calling all proud parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles! Email a picture and date of birth to fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv for a chance to see your little one on the big screen. Click here for more information.  Categories: Community, Northland…

Spooktacular Halloween Treats with The Sweet Exchange

Halloween is on Sunday, October 31 -- Get Your Treats Today!

DULUTH, Minn. – We are talking Halloween deserts in this week’s Cooking Connection with Lisa Quarles from Sweet Exchange. She has plenty of decorating ideas for getting those cupcakes ready by the end of October. You can also have them made for you knowing they will be fun and delicious. Quarles asks customers to place orders at least 48-72 hours…

Morning Update 10-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, October 14, 2021

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

UWS Hosting Best High School Musicians for Tri-State Jazz Festival

Aside from the Tri-State Jazz Festival, the Tri-State Band Festival is Also Happening Oct. 21 at UW-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior is preparing to host some of the best high school jazz musicians from throughout the Northland for the Tri-State Jazz Festival. The event is happening on Thursday, Oct. 14. “It’s a really fun event, and it’s not just me saying that,” said Greg Kehl Moore, professor of music and jazz program director. “Everyone…

Midday Update 10-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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

Animal Allies to Host Virtual ‘Fur Ball Fundraiser’ Beginning Friday

Animal Allies Virtual Fur Ball Fundraiser is Happening Oct. 15 - 17

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal Allies Humane Society is preparing to host a virtual fundraiser with the goal of raising more than $100,000 to help support their mission of finding pets new homes in the Northland. The virtual ‘Fur Ball Fundraiser’ will begin with an auction kicking off at 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. The auction will end on Sunday, Oct….

Morning Update 10-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, News, weather

Mighty Mississippi Exhibit Attracting New Visitors to Itasca County Historical Society

The Historical Society is Celebrating the Opening of a New Exhibit Showcasing the Mississippi River in Itasca County

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – According to Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, annually, tourism brings nearly $76 million and over 1,500 jobs to Itasca County. Now one new attraction featuring the mighty Mississippi River is attracting tourists to the region. “Our advertising is a turtle named Patty, and a snapper named Sandy,” said Lilah Crowe,…

Lake Dedicated to Veteran Fishing Trips Receives Large Donation

Legacy Lake was Born Back in 2009 After the Land was Purchased by Local Businessman Larry Schanno

FINLAND, Minn. – This October marks 30 years since the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay first opened its doors. Since then, hundreds of residents have resided there, experiencing events and opportunities with the close community inside. One summer activity takes the cake, year after year. “Got a big one! Oh, I lost him,” said Frank Stella, a retired U.S….

Midday Update 10-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, Sam Gabrielli, weather

Morning Update 10-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, Sam Gabrielli, weather

Vino with a View: Inside Lutsen’s North Shore Winery

North Shore Winery and Sawtooth Mountain Cider House Opened Back in 2016

LUTSEN, Minn. – When it comes to the birthplace of a good chardonnay or merlot, chances are Minnesota doesn’t come to mind. One business located in Lutsen, however, is looking to change that perception. “Just trying new things is very important. You don’t know what you like until you try it,” said Jayden Corliss, general manager at North Shore Winery….

Midday Update 10-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, October 11, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, October 11, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, Sam Gabrielli

Northland Native Releasing New Book After Battle With Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

DULUTH, Minn. – One Northland woman is using this Breast Cancer Awareness Month to reach out to others and share her story of survival, healing, and learning. In 2015, Natalie Zeleznikar was 48 when she was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. She’s now 55 and continues to heal mentally, physically, and spiritually. “I had no breast cancer in my…

Morning Update 10-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, October 11, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, October 11, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, FOX 21 Local News, Headlines, morning update, News, Sam Gabrielli, weather

Midday Update 10-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, October 7, 2021

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

Doctors Say Flu Shot is Extremely Vital in a COVID-19 World

Doctors with MedExpress Recommend Patients Receive Both the COVID-19 Vaccine, and a Flu Shot this Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re also approaching one of the most critical seasons for the health of Americans – flu season. Although COVID-19 safety measures, such as wearing a mask, staying home, social distancing, and handwashing contributed to a decline in 2020-2021 flu incidence, flu viruses are constantly changing and it’s not unusual for new flu viruses…

Taste the Flavors of Fall with The Sweet Exchange

Cooking Connection: Mega Cupcakes, Caramel Apple, Turtle Cheesecake with The Sweet Exchange

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Cooking Connection has Meteoroloist Ken Slama trying his best to become a professional cake decorator. Lisa Quarles, the owner of The Sweet Exchange, shows off recipes for her mega cupcakes, caramel apple pie, and turtle cheesecakes. Quarles asks customers to place orders at least 48-72 hours in advance. She can be reached at (218) 310-2412…

Morning Update 10-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, October 7, 2021

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

Midday Update 10-6-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Pet Oxygen Mask Helps Save the Life of 3-Year-Old Ozzy the Pug

The Duluth Fire Department First Started Receiving Pet Oxygen Masks in 2014

DULUTH, Minn. – Pets in distress. It often happens when a fire breaks out, or during traffic emergencies. Now thanks to a partnership between the Duluth Fire Department and Duluth Veterinary Hospital, local first responders are better equipped to handle our four-legged friends. “I treat them like my kids,” said Coralie Anderson, owner of 3-year-old Ozzy the Pug. It’s a…

Morning Update 10-6-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Kaleidoscope of Fall Foliage Shows Off at Lutsen Mountains

From Red to Orange, Yellow and Gold, the Colors Continue to Change Along Highway 61

LUTSEN, Minn. – By now, many of the maple leaves have fallen at Lutsen Mountains, making way for the thick birch and aspen forests to glow for a few more weeks. “We spend all summer working on winter projects,” said Jim Vick, director of operations at Lutsen Mountains. Before flakes fly, fall foliage captures a crowd of seismic proportions. “Some…