Author: Brittney Merlot

MORE COWBELL, More Calories Burned, More Donations!

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: 11th Annual More Cowbell Fundraiser For Northern Lights Foundation

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21 competes for the third time in the Annual More Cowbell Event, put on by the Northern Lights Foundation. All proceeds go to helping local kids with serious illnesses. This took place Thursday January 16th, 2020 at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park. The competitive and fun fundraiser featured 10 teams…

Friday January 17, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, heavy snow, lake effect snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, snow storm, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Warning

Thursday January 16, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, heavy snow, Major Snowstorm, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, wind chill advisory, Winter Storm Watch

Wednesday January 15, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, lake effect snow, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, snow storm, Snowbelt Lake Effect, South Shore Lake Effect, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, winter weather advisory

Tuesday January 14, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Freezing Fog, Light Snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, winter weather advisory

Monday January 13, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, freezing rain, Lake Effect Snow North Shore, Light Snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, slippery roads, snow, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, winter weather advisory, wintry mix

Climbing Cliffs in Snowshoes

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Bluefin Bay Resort Activites Takes Us Along The Superior Hiking Trail

TOFTE, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures Bluefin Bay Resorts on Lake Superior takes Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot on a snowshoe hike up the Superior Hiking Trail Section 13, climbing cliffs to enjoy wonderful views of the Baptism River Valley. Join them as they blaze a trail through deep snow, on an advanced trail that goes uphill 450 feet….

Thursday January 9, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, freezing rain, Ice Accumulation, Icy Roads, Icy Surfaces, lake effect snow, Light Snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Slick, SLIPPERY, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, winter weather advisory, wintry mix

Wednesday January 8, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Arctic Cold, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Gale Warning, lake effect snow, merlot weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Sea Smoke, snow, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Watch

Tuesday January 7, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Arctic Air, Cold Snap, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, lake effect snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Snow Forecast, Northland Weather Forecast, Plummeting Temperatures, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, winter weather advisory

Monday January 6, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Arctic Air Returns, Cold Snap, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, lake effect snow, Light Snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Mild Day, Northland Weather Forecast, Sunny Day, Sunny Skies, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast

Mini Mushers at the Secret Forest Playschool

GREAT OUTDOORS: Ryan Redington Takes Preschoolers Mushing

DULUTH, Minn. — Dog sledding was widely used by those traveling from village to village along the north shore and later by mail carriers. One legendary mail carrier in particular, John Beargrease, is still recognized and honored here today. With the Beargrease race just weeks away, in this weeks great outdoors Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes us mushing with a…

Tuesday December 24, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Christmas Day Forecast, Christmas Eve Weather Forecast, Dense Fog, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Flight Status, foggy, freezing drizzle, freezing rain, Holiday Travel Forecast, Low Visibility, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast

Monday December 23, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Holiday Travel Forecast, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Minnesota Holiday Travel Forecast, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Wisconsin Holiday Travel Forecast

Hearty Lamb Shank For The Holidays

COOKING CONNECTION: The Boat Club Restaurant and Bar in Duluth, MN

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Cooking Connection we are making braised grass-fed Oregon lamb shank, avgolemono sauce, celery root, carrots, dill and oven roasted Yukon gold potatoes. Watch the video above for the rare recipe that came straight from Greece or head on over The Boat Club Restaurant and Bar this season while it’s still on the menu. Categories:…

Jingle Bells For A Good Cause

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Volunteer Salvation Army Bell Ringing Taken To The Next Level

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott donated their time to help the less fortunate this holiday season. Volunteering to bell ring for Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive at Mount Royal turned out to be a fun experience, check it out. Brittney Merlot wanted to take it to the next level with…

Friday December 20, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, lake effect snow, Light Freezing Drizzle, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, North Shore Lake Effect, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, wintry mix

Thursday December 19, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnestoa Weather Forecast, heat wave, lake effect snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Mild Air Returns, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, warm up, wintry mix

Wednesday December 18, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Freezing Spray Warning, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, wind chill advisory, Wind Chill Warning, Wisconsin Weather Forecast

Tuesday December 17, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Arctic Blast, Cold Snap, Dangerous Cold Temperatures, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Frigid Cold, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Wind Chill Watch

Monday December 16, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Arctic Blast, Bitter Cold Returns, Cold Snap, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, flurries, lake effect snow, Light Snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast

Butter Poached Lobster Crawls Onto A Local Menu

COOKING CONNECTION: The Boat Club Restaurant Adds A Buttery Delicious Lobster Option This Winter Season

DULUTH, Minn – In this weeks Cooking Connection we are cooking up a butter poached lobster, laid on top of risotto and topped with smoked caviar and beach mushrooms. This dish will have your taste buds satisfied and wanting to come back for more. Watch the video above for the recipe or stop by The Boat Club Restaurant in Duluth…

Lemon Wolf Café Spicing Up Breakfast Menu with Homemade Huevos Rancheros

Cooking Connection: Lemon Wolf Cafe Prepares Homemade Huevos Rancheros with Fried Pork Chop

BEAVER BAY, Minn. – Located in Beaver Bay, Minnesota, across the street from the Mobile Gas Station along Highway 61 sits the Lemon Wolf Café. Lemon Wolf Café was taken over by new ownership in March of 2019. Chefs Jon and Mike are now behind the operation, and have included a new breakfast menu for customers to enjoy. In this…

All Slopes Are Open At Lutsen Mountain

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Lutsen Mountin Fully Opens All Hills

LUTSEN, Minn – In this weeks Active Adventures we are chatting with Lutsen Mountain as they officially open up all of their downhill runs on the mountains. Heading into the holiday season has locals and tourists ready to shred some fresh powder and the north shore is currently getting hit with heavy lake effect snow. With high school ski races…

Friday December 13, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Heavy Lake Effect Snow, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Quick Moving Clipper System, snow, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Warning, winter weather advisory

Tuesday December 10, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Arctic Blast, Below Average, Cold Snap, Dangerous Cold, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Extreme Cold Temperatures, Frost Bite, lake effect snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, wind chill advisory

Monday December 9, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Arctic Blast, Cold Snap, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, heavy snow, High Winds, Icy Roads, lake effect snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Polar Vortex, Slick and Slippery Commute, Snow covered roads, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Warning, winter weather advisory

Perfecting the Snow Angel

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Take A Break From Shoveling & Make A Snow Angel!

DULUTH, Minn. — It’s time to stop stressing about the recent blizzard and heavy snow we’ve been buried in and drop to the ground, take a deep breath and make a snow angel! This may be considered a childhood game but it’s for the adults too. Meteorologist Brittney Merlot says “It’s a great stress reliever. It makes you slow down,…

Thursday December 5, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, lake effect snow, Light Snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Quick Moving Clipper System, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast

Thursday November 28, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Lakeshore Flood Watch, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Thanksgiving Snow Storm, Thanksgiving Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Watch

Wednesday November 27, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, heavy snow, High Winds, lake effect snow, Lakeshore Flood Warning, Low Visibility, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, snow storm, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Warning, winter weather advisory

Multiple Snow Storms Create Holiday Headaches

Breaking Down The Two Major Systems Targeting The Northland, Packing Heavy Snowfall

DULUTH, Minn. —  Two significant snowstorms will make holiday travel dangerous across the Great Lakes and both systems will drop heavy snow across parts of the Northland. A WINTER STORM WARNING in effect until noon Wednesday for St. Louis, Lake, Cook, Carlton, Aitkin, Pine, Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Gogebic, Sawyer, Washburn and Burnett counties, where 5-15″ of heavy wet snow…

Tuesday November 26, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Big Snow Storm, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, heavy snow, Heavy Snow Aim at Twin Ports, Lakeshore Flood Warning, Major Snow Storm Hits Northland, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Warning, winter weather advisory

Monday November 25, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Holiday Travel Forecast, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Holiday Snowstorms, Northland Weather Forecast, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Thanksgiving Snow Storms, Thanksgiving Weather, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Watch

Shooting For A Big Buck

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Firearms Deer Hunting Season is Underway

NORTHLAND — Minnesota Firearms Deer Hunting season ends on Sunday the 24th, as Wisconsin’s Rifle Season kicks off on Saturday the 23rd and runs until December 1st. Hunters gather from all over and head into the woods to lock and load. But it’s not all about the big buck, it’s also about winding down in the woods and making memories…

Friday November 22, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Cold Morning, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Falling Temperatures, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Sunny Weekend, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast

Asian Inspired Wild Rice Salad

COOKING CONNECTION: Vegan Holiday Options With Coco's Latest Bites

DULUTH, Minn – Asian Inspired Wild Rice Salad: Made with locally grown wild rice and can be tailored to any ethnic style flavor profile of your choice. RECIPE: 2 cups cooked wild rice (You can sub fresh 3 shredded or chopped cabbage or sauerkraut for the wild rice.) 1 clove Chinese pea pods 1 cup matchstick raw carrots 1 cup…

Thursday November 21, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Cold Front, Crashing Temperatures, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Flash Freezing, Heavy Wet Snow, Icy Roads, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Slick Road Conditions, Slippery Morning Commute, snow storm, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Warning, winter weather advisory, wintry mix

Wednesday November 20, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, freezing rain, Heavy Wet Snow, Icy Roads, lake effect snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, sleet, snow storm, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Warning, winter weather advisory, wintry mix

Tuesday November 19, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Freezing Fog, ice storm, Icy Roads, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Mild Temperatures, Northland Weather Forecast, Slippery Driving, Snow Arriving, snow storm, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, wintry mix

Monday November 18, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Cloudy Day, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Icy Roads, Light Snow, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Mild Temperatures, Northland Weather Forecast, Overcast, Slick and Slippery Driving, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, warm front, Warm Weather

Mont Du Lac Opens In Record Breaking Time

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: The early cold snap helped a local ski hill open early

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- The early snap of arctic air made the perfect recipe for snow making at Northland resorts, especially at Mont du Lac. The resort officially opened Thursday, the earliest on record. It may only be the middle of November, but it’s looking more like the middle of the ski and snowboarding season there. The main alpine runs are covered…

Friday November 15, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: Above Freezing November Weekend, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, Icy Roads, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Mild Air, Northland Weather Forecast, Snow Chances, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, warm up, Warm Weekend, wintry mix

Thursday November 14, 2019: Morning Forecast

Categories: Weather Video Tags: chester bowl, Cold Temps, Duluth Minnesota Weather Forecast, High Winds, merlot weather, merlots weather, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot, Northland Weather Forecast, Snow Making, sun, Superior Wisconsin Weather Forecast, Twin Ports Weather Forecast, wind chill, Winter Weather

Roasted Olives, Quick Holiday Dish

COOKING CONNECTION: Coco's Latest Bites Makes A Long Lasting Appetizer For Parties

DULUTH, Minn. – Coco’s Latest Bite’s made Roasted Mediterranean Olives in this week’s Cooking Connection. It’s great for appetizers and party foods as the holidays are right around the corner. These olives will keep in the fridge for up to 3 months if they last that long! RECIPE: 3 cups pitted kalamata olives, drained 1 lemon, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons…

Heavy Lake Effect Snow Benefits

GREAT OUTDOORS: Ironwood Slammed with Over A Foot of Lake Effect Snow

IRONWOOD, Mich. — In this weeks Great Outdoors, Fox 21’s Meteorologist Brittney Merlot takes us to the snowbelt that’s just finishing digging out of their recent lake effect winter storm. Plows and loaders filled the streets of Ironwood on Tuesday, clearing over 14 inches of snowfall that dropped in just 24 hours. Arctic air with temperatures in the single digits…