Author: Brittney Merlot

2017-2018 Winter Weather Outlook From Fox 21’s Weather Team

Find Out What To Expect This Winter Season

Part of keeping you prepared for any winter weather situation is being informed about what is expected to come. That is one mission the National Weather Service and us here at FOX strive for… “During winter we have issued different types of advisories and warnings  to let people know what’s going to happen and it could get kind of confusing …

A Local Woman Advocates For A Veterans Treatment Court In Douglas County

Research On Veterans Needs Revealed At UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A local woman’s goal is to keep Veterans with mental health issues out of the traditional justice system through a Veterans Treatment Court in Douglas County. Adelia Kindstrand lives in Beaver Bay and has been commuting to and from University of Wisconsin-Superior. She has been conducting research on the needs that Douglas County has for a Veterans…

Great Outdoors: North Country Trail

The Longest Trail In The Nation Runs Right Through The Northland

NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL, Minn. & Wisc. — The North Country Trail is the longest trail in the Nation! It was created back in 1980 and it passes through 12 National Forests. Did you know that this historic trail winds right through our backyard, Northland? 4,600 miles it spans from Vermont to North Dakota, while passing through both Minnesota and Wisconsin….

Lake Effect Snow Drops Over A Foot!

Lake Effect Snow ramped up on Friday night and into Saturday morning, with heavy snow bands setting up along the snowbelt. This made travel difficult on Friday night with snow covered roads. Over a foot of snow fell in Gile, with a majority of northwest Wisconsin getting 2-6 inches of snow accumulations. – METEOROLOGIST BRITTNEY MERLOT Categories: Weather Blog Tags:…

First Winter Storm Breaks Duluth Snow Records & Brings Blizzard Conditions To The Northland.

High Winds Pound The Lake Shores And Flood Roadways

The first Winter Storm of the 2017/18 season has arrived! Duluth accumulated 10.6 inches of snow on Friday, making it the snowiest October day on record! The previous record was 10 inches on Oct. 23, 1933. Here are the highest accumulations in Minnesota. The snowfall isn’t over just yet, as the Lake Effect snow machine is kicking into gear this…

High Waves Batter The South Shore

Gale Warnings & Storm Warning Issued Today From High Waves

ONTANOGAN, Mich. — The strong winds created giant waves on Lake Superior on Tuesday, battering the south shore. Gale Warnings and Storm Warning were issued on the lake. Winds were sustained out of the north at 25-30mph with gusts up to 45mph over land. Over the lake they were sustained at 30-40mph with gusts up to 60mph at times. This…

Northland Fall Colors From A Helicopter’s Perspective & Tours

Lake Superior Helicopters Took Us High Into The Sky On A Helicopter Tour Of The Twin Ports & Jay Cooke State Park

DULUTH, Minn – Flying High For Fall Colors! It’s a busy time of year at Lake Superior Helicopters as many people head up in the sky to the fall colors. As billions of trees pop yellow, red and orange against green pines, a unique perspective of the Northland’s changing terrain and lake, make flying high in the sky something special….

Algae Eating Toxin Found In Lakes

Clear Lake Water Doesn't Mean Clean Water Anymore

DULUTH, Minn. — When we look at lakes we tend to think that the color and clarity of the water determines if it is clean or not. New research says it could be the complete opposite. Research from the University of Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota Sea Grant found that the sun reacts with nitrates and creates a reactive oxygen species. “What those…

Boo At The Zoo Kicked Off Today!

Kids & Families Dressed Up And Trick-Or-Treated At The Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. — The annual fundraiser Boo At The Zoo is back in Duluth. It kicked off this afternoon and brought more than 3,000 people to Lake Superior Zoo. Kiddos and their families dressed up in Halloween costumes to get a little candy! “It’s a great way to have safe trick or treating and really get the community involved and…

The 9th Annual Suicide Awareness Walk Strolled Through Carlton

Hundreds Walk Side By Side Supporting Those Who've Lost Someone To Suicide

CARLTON, Minn. — Today the 9th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk took place at Carlton High School. Friends, family and everyone was welcome to walk side by side for support on Saturday morning. As Minnesota suicide rates have been on the rise since 2000.   “I lost my son; it’s a very excruciating time. It was very painful. I felt…

Klockow Brewery Brings Local Craft Beer To Grand Rapids

A New Brew Pub Is Set To Open Saturday, October 28th, 2017.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Kegs are tapped as brand new Klockow Brewery will begin pouring on Saturday, October 28th. The idea for this brewery came about when the Klockow family kept visiting family in Grand Rapids, with no other local brew pub in the area, they decided that that they needed one and they were going to open it. The owner…

Gingerbread Giving Trees Are Going Up For Children In Need This Holiday Season

Itasca Holiday Program Is "Feeding Hope For The Holidays" By Collecting Money & Toy Donations For Children And Families.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — The holidays are just around the corner and the thoughts of how you can give back this holiday season are starting to arrive. “Gingerbread Giving Trees” are going up across churches and local businesses throughout Itasca county for children in need. Itasca Holiday Program has been “Feeding Hope For The Holidays” for 23 years. Making sure…

A Massive Pumpkin Arrives At Lake Superior Zoo

Grab The Camera And Take A Snap Of A 310lbs Pumpkin!

DULUTH, Minn. — It’s time to grab your camera as a massive pumpkin has made its arrival in the Northland! A 310-lbs pumpkin has made its home at the Lake Superior Zoo on Wednesday morning. After picking the beast up off of the truck and unloading in it’s new patch… we found out this massive pumpkins journey began in April,…

Walk With Walker Returns To Northland

Spreading The Message Of Health And Fitness In A Nature Trail Walk With The Public

CABLE, Wis. — The “Walk with Walker” campaign is once again in the Northland. It’s goal is to spread the message of health and fitness throughout the state. For the 61st time, many people walked along side First Lady Tonette Walker Wednesday morning. The walk took place on the North Country Trail, which is the longest in the nation. They…

Duluth Trails Closed From Excessive Rain

COGGS Trails Close To Avoid Damage By Ruts In The Clay Mud

DULUTH, Minn. — With the recent rainy weekend dumping 1-5″ inches of rain across the Northland, its puddled up and left soggy and muddy trails, forcing them to close. According to the cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shores, when you put your footprint or bike tire through the goopy mud, the imprint leaves a lasting mark. The rut catches water…