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Midday Update 11-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 11-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

North Shore Hunger Heroes Campaign Raises Over $186K Since 2016

Donations of Any Amount will be Matched Throughout December

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Since 2016, a campaign known as ‘North Shore Hunger Heroes’ has helped raise over $186,000 for food banks and programs in Northeastern Minnesota. Started by North Shore Federal Credit Union, the brand’s seven offices from Grand Portage to Duluth continue to accept donations to help fight food insecurities in small Northland communities. Members and non-members are…

Midday Update 11-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 29, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 29, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 11-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 29, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 29, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Free Entrance to All Minnesota State Parks This Friday

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – If you’re looking to shed those added Thanksgiving pounds after a day of non-stop eating, then Minnesota State Parks will be the place to go this Friday. Minnesota state parks and recreation areas offer four free admission days per year. The final one for this year lands on the Friday after turkey day. At Gooseberry Falls…

Duluth Fire Officials Remind Residents to Avoid Driving Over Fire Hoses

DULUTH, Minn. – While fighting a recent apartment complex fire in the East Hillside of Duluth, fire crews were dealt with an issue that continues to be a problem during operations throughout the city. The Duluth Fire Department is reminding residents, especially drivers, to avoid driving across fire hoses when they’re in use to fight a fire inside buildings. This…

Kiwanis Club Hosts Firefighter, Police Officer of the Year Awards Ceremony

DULUTH, Minn. – The Kiwanis International Club is giving thanks to two special public servants in the City of Duluth. A ceremony took place Wednesday honoring the Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year. Recently retired patrol officer Todd Shermer received the police officer of the year award after wrapping up his 16 years of service to the community. Matt…

Stay Safe, Plan Ahead: Duluth Fire Dept. Reminds of Grease Fire Dangers

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season to be extra mindful in the kitchen, especially when you have dozens of family members inside for the holiday season. Fire officials are reminding amateur chefs to not take on too many things this holiday season…and avoid getting overwhelmed. This often leads to fires in the kitchen, which nobody wants to deal with during…

Midday Update 11-24-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Rusty Mehlberg for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News Tags: Brett Scott, midday update, News, Rusty Mehlberg, weather

‘Can Do Canines’ Offers Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe Throughout the Holidays

Keeping Your Dog Healthy During the Holidays

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota-based ‘Can Do Canines’ is offering a list of tips and tricks to follow in order to make sure your pets have a safe and ER-free holiday season. “Holidays can be stressful, and your dog may pick up on that too. New smells, tempting foods, and strangers in the home may all lead to higher stress levels…

Shop Small in Downtown Duluth this Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – Businesses in Downtown Duluth are gearing up for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27. Kristi Stokes, President of the Greater Downtown Council in Duluth, says this is typically one of the busier shopping days of the year for small businesses throughout the Downtown Waterfront District. Many will have special promotions, demonstrations, and open houses. “Shopping on Small Business…

Morning Update 11-24-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Rusty Mehlberg for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, morning update, News, Rusty Mehlberg, weather

Midday Update 11-23-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 11-23-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

No Concern: Duluth Whole Foods Co-op Has Plenty of Turkeys, Options Available

With National Supply Chain Issues Impacting the Thanksgiving Table, Whole Foods Co-op Explains Why They're Prepared

DULUTH, Minn. – The two Whole Foods Co-op locations in Duluth are preparing to help you secure the final menu items on your list ahead of Thanksgiving. After hearing nationally of turkey shortages, and a spike in the price for your Thanksgiving bird, we’re learning local might be your best option this holiday season. The Co-op offers frozen and fresh…

Pedro’s Grill & Cantina Settling in to New Location

Pedro's Grill & Cantina is Now Located at 7 8th Street in Cloquet, Minnesota

CLOQUET, Minn. – Throughout the past 20 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve witnessed multiple businesses that were forced to shut their doors or change the way they operate just to make ends meet. This week’s Knowing Your Neighbors shines the spotlight on one success story from the community of Cloquet. “We love the atmosphere! It’s really nice in here,”…

Three Duluth Elementary Schools Showcase New Nature Playscapes

Students will use the Nature Playscapes Throughout the Academic Year

DULUTH, Minn. – The preschool program at Duluth Public Schools is celebrating a big outdoor milestone. Three new nature playscapes are being unveiled to students under the age of five this week. The campuses receiving the new spaces include Myers Wilkins, Piedmont, and Laura MacArthur Elementary Schools. For the Duluth Public Schools early childhood coordinator, this opportunity is about providing…

Midday Update 11-22-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 22, 2021

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

Morning Update 11-22-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 22, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 22, 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

Midday Update 11-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 19, 2021

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

Celebrate the Season with a Fresh Evergreen From Farmer Doug’s Tree Farm

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama heads out to Farmer Doug’s Christmas Tree Farm to get the scoop on trees available this holiday season. Getting a locally grown tree is great for the local economy and doesn’t come with the worry of supply chain shortages associated with plastic trees.  They also smell great! Click here…

Midday Update 11-18-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 18, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, November 18, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update

Morning Update 11-18-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 18, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, November 18, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 11-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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

Lake Superior Zoo Decking the Halls for First-Ever Light Display

Larger Than Life Lights Display will Open Friday, Nov. 26

DULUTH, Minn. – This holiday season the Lake Superior Zoo is going big and bright. Staff is currently decking the grounds of the zoo with six specialty animal inflatables that are “gigantic”. “We’re working with Landmark Creations which is a Minnesota-based company. We’re so happy to support local. They take a look at our animals like Tundra the brown bear…

Ruth House Reopens in Superior as Cold Temps Settle In

Donations of Money, Coats, Sleeping Bags, and Food Items Are Appreciated

SUPERIOR, Wis. – With temperatures overnight dipping to 30 degrees and colder, the Ruth House in Superior has reopened its doors for those in need of a warm, safe place to stay. Check-in time at the shelter goes from 8 – 9:30 p.m. nightly…with check-out time being at 8 a.m. Currently, the staff is seeing many people coming in who…

UMD Undergrad Students Showcase Research Projects

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of UMD undergraduate students had the chance to showcase their recent research projects to the public today. The Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase takes place each November and April. Students participating are awarded a $1,500 scholarship to use toward their research project. For one student, the research was pandemic-related, specifically looking at zoom fatigue, and…

Midday Update 11-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Duluth Parks and Rec Hosting Free Gobbler Glide Skating Event

The Gobbler Glide is Happening Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all turkeys, toddlers, kiddos, and adults! Duluth Parks and Rec Dept. is hosting a free skating event Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The Gobbler Glide will feature a DJ, turkey bowling, ice skating with free rentals available, games, prizes, and more. The fun is taking place at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center. Categories:…

Morning Update 11-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

19 Local Businesses Prepare for Holiday Season as Red Curtains Go Up

Window Displays will be Unveiled Friday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re seeing more red throughout downtown Duluth and Canal Park this week, you’re not alone. It’s once again time for the annual red curtain window display contest. Ahead of the Christmas City of the North Parade this Friday, 19 local businesses are taking part in the challenge this year. The Greater Downtown Council has sponsored the…

Fire Officials Remind Residents of Space Heater Safety

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season to think safety. With temperatures dropping into the teens and single digits, the Duluth Fire Department wants to remind Northlanders to think twice before overloading outlets. With many space heaters coming out of hibernation, Deputy Fire Marshal Christopher Orman recommends checking your fire and carbon monoxide alarms before blasting the heat. It’s also important…

Safety First: Minnesota Kicks off Winter Hazard Awareness Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday kicks off Winter Hazard Awareness Week. It’s a time when the Minnesota Department of Public Safety teams up with the National Weather Service to promote safety as the bitter cold season sets in. Aside from breaking down the difference between watches, warnings, and advisories, the Duluth Fire Department is taking time to remind folks about the…

Midday Update 11-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 15, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 15, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Cloquet Armory Prepares to Host November Craft & Vendor Sale

The November Craft & Vendor Show is Happening Nov. 19-20 in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn. – Nearly 80 local and regional vendors are preparing to take part in a show at the Cloquet Armory and Pine Tree Plaza at Super One. The Fall/Christmas Craft & Vendor Show is happening Friday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Organizers say it’s the perfect…

Morning Update 11-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 15, 2021

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

Duluth Musician Releases New Holiday Album, “Coventry Carols”

Coventry Carols will be Released Nov. 19

DULUTH, Minn. – For many, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness, but for one local musician, she’s flashing back to the past with a new album that’s soon to be released. Ingeborg Von Agassiz says she came up with the idea for a Christmas album over five years ago when she first started performing. Now, thanks to a…

Midday Update 11-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 12, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, November 12, 2021. Have a great weekend! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Search Continues for Missing Mother From Western Wisconsin

Miller-Carlson Has Been Missing Since Her Vehicle Was Found Partially Submerged in Pine County Sept. 24

PINE COUNTY, Minn. – Crews in Pine and Burnett Counties continue to search for Ashley Miller-Carlson after her rental car was located, partially submerged, in Grace Lake in Pine County, Minnesota on Sept. 24, 2021. Authorities say Ashley’s personal belongings were left inside the vehicle. The Pine County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office to check Ashley’s residence…

Duluth Chapter of ‘Girls on the Run’ to Host Inaugural 5k Saturday

The Duluth Chapter Started After Head Coach Heidi Schuchman Moved to the Twin Ports

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, we meet up with Heidi Schuchman, who is a head coach for the Girls on the Run organization in Duluth. Girls on the Run is a national program mostly for girls in grades 3-8 that promotes active, healthy lifestyles and culminates in a celebratory 5k run which will take place on the…

Morning Update 11-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 12, 2021

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

UWS Theatre Hosting All-Alumni Production of “The Octette Bridge Club”

The Production Opens Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you’re interested in catching a live production, you’ll want to head to the UW-Superior Theatre Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The theatre is preparing to host the all-alumni production of “The Octette Bridge Club.” It’s the story of eight sisters who get together twice a month to play bridge. The plot plays out over a…

Midday Update 11-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 11, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, November 11, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

St. Louis River Alliance Hosting Sustainability & Membership Drive

The Drive Ends Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is celebrating another successful year of hard work with a sustainability drive happening now through Tuesday, Dec. 14. Throughout the rest of 2021, the organization will be hosting various events in the community to share current initiatives and encourage people to connect with the St. Louis River. There will be multiple fundraisers…

Northland Thanksgiving Staple Returns at Burrito Union

Cooking Connection: Burrito Union Thanksgiving Burrito

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Cooking Connection takes Meteorologist Ken Slama to Burrito Union in Duluth where he gets an early taste of turkey with their Thanksgiving burrito. It comes with everything you would expect to see come dinner time on the 4th Thursday in November and it is all made in-house, including the turkey. Click here for more information…