Author: Brett Scott

Itasca County Health Officials Urge Caution Ahead of Holiday Gatherings

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Interest in new COVID-19 vaccinations is slowing in Itasca County. Leaders with Itasca County Public Health say roughly 60 percent of eligible residents in the county are vaccinated, a number that hasn’t grown as of late. Four percent of vaccinated residents in the county have still tested positive for COVID-19. The Public Health Dept. is reporting…

Midday Update 12-21-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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Morning Update 12-21-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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Midday Update 12-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 20, 2021

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Midwestern Journalist, Comedian, Actor, Charlie Berens Coming to Duluth

Berens will be Performing at the DECC March 24 & 25

DULUTH, Minn. –  Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, and creator of the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie Berens, is making a stop in Duluth. Berens will be performing at the DECC Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to showtime. The Wisconsin native has been featured on FOX, CBS, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV…

Morning Update 12-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 20, 2021

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Midday Update 12-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 17, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

74-Year-Old Babbitt Man Dies in Morse Township Accident

74-Year-Old George Amitrano Was Pronounced Dead on the Scene

MORSE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reports 74-year-old George J. Amitrano of Babbitt died Thursday, Dec. 16 shortly before 3:30 p.m. after a single-vehicle accident. First responders and law enforcement responded to reports of the crash in the 1900 block of Highway 21 North in Morse Township. When crews arrived, they determined the vehicle contained only…

Morning Update 12-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 17, 2021

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New Owner, New Vision: Three Downtown Duluth Businesses Forced Out

The City of Duluth Has Not Received Any Applications from Hall Equities

DULUTH, Minn. – During what’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, heartbreak this evening from three business owners in downtown Duluth. Chinese Dragon is now set to close. Hucklebeary and Old Town Antiques and Books, forced to relocate. All this news comes within less than two months. “It’s like a family,” said Carol Jouppi, owner of…

Midday Update 12-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Morning Update 12-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 16, 2021

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School Closings, Delays for Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021

Closed:  Duluth Public Schools – Closed Duluth Edison Charter Schools – Closed Hermantown Public School District – Closed Marshall School – Closed Proctor Public Schools – Closed Stella Maris Academy – Closed Opening 2 Hours Late:  Cloquet Public School District – 2-hour delay Esko Public Schools – 2-hour delay Lake Superior School District – 2-hour delay Categories: Community, News, News…

Midday Update 12-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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Tips For Keeping Fido Fairly Calm Over the Holidays

Animal Allies Humane Society Reminds Potential Owners to Think Twice Before Adopting this Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – We’re all loading up on holiday anticipation, excitement, presents, and home parties — but it’s important to make sure it doesn’t put your animals into overload. The American Kennel Club says Christmas activities can put stress on your dog. Situations like loud noises, lots of new visitors, and new environments could cause fear in your pet. If…

Morning Update 12-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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Midday Update 12-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Morning Update 12-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Midday Update 12-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 13, 2021

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

Twinkling Tuesday Tours Return to Superior’s Fairlawn Mansion

The Tours Are Available Each Tuesday in December

SUPERIOR, Wis. – You can once again enjoy the Christmas decorations at Fairlawn Mansion during the annual Twinkling Tuesdays tour. This self-guided tour lets you roam the home at your own pace while enjoying sweet treats. You even get the chance to ask any questions to volunteers stationed throughout the mansion. The tour is available every Tuesday in December. The…

Morning Update 12-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 13, 2021

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Midday Update 12-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 10, 2021

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Morning Update 12-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 10, 2021

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Midday Update 12-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Northland Newborns 12-9-21

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. Categories: Northland Newborns Tags: Brett Scott, community, Essentia…

Morning Update 12-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Midday Update 12-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 5, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Northland Newborns 12-2-21

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: Northland Newborns…

Morning Update 12-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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Fresh Off First Major Snowfall, Outdoor Enthusiasts Hit the Trails

Staff at Maple Grove Lodging & Bait Store in Finland is Receiving a Plethora of Phone Calls Regarding Trail Conditions

FINLAND, Minn. – Just days after the first snow of the season, and outdoor winter enthusiasts are chomping at the bit to begin doing what they love. “We’re excited, the ice is forming really well for ice fishing so that was great,” said Nicole Chumley, owner of Maple Grove Lodging & Bait Store. From ice fishing to more intense activities…

Midday Update 12-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Hot Holiday Tech with Verizon Wireless

DULUTH, Minn. – Need a one-stop-shop for tech? Verizon’s got you covered with an online quiz to figure out which devices match your personality so you can Have the Holiday Your Way! Here are Verizon’s hot tech recommendations this season from Andrew Testa. The Pixel 6 is a completely redesigned, fully loaded Google smartphone. This device has a new camera…

Morning Update 12-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Midday Update 12-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 3, 2021

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Morning Update 12-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 3, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, November 3, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

City of Duluth Seeking Affordable Housing Development Proposals

Deadline to Apply is Jan. 30, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is looking to fund up to four proposals from developers across the area to build affordable, multifamily, residential structures in Duluth that are in need of financial assistance. This past July, the city received federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act. From the $50 million received, $19.2 million has been set aside…

Midday Update 12-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 2, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, December 2, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Ski, Snowboard, Then Enjoy a Little Mexican Flare from Riverside Bar & Grill

Cooking Connection: Chicken Street Tacos from Riverside Bar & Grill

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Cooking Connection takes Meteorologist Ken Slama to Spirit Mountain, home of the Riverside Bar and Grill. Their family-friendly menu offers a variety of food to help reenergize you before returning to the slopes this winter season. This week we tried their take on street tacos, which are chicken with a hint of curry along with…

Morning Update 12-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Scandinavian Christmas Village Returns to Knife River Dec. 4, 5

KNIFE RIVER, Minn. – You’ll be in for a great time on Dec. 4 and 5 in the community of Knife River located along Scenic Highway 61. The Knife River Recreational Council is hosting its annual Julebyen festival. It’s modeled after a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. Funds raised from the…

Midday Update 12-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Morning Update 12-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Christmas by the Lake Fundraising Gala Returns Wednesday, Dec. 1

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season for your favorite holiday tunes! The Bluebird Foundation invites the public to their fundraising gala Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Greysolon Ballroom in downtown Duluth. The event serves as the release for this year’s Christmas by the Lake album. Local musicians collaborate to share roughly 14 tracks on the CD. All of the funds raised…