Author: Joey Norton

Taste At Fitgers

Money Raised Goes To Local Non-profit

Duluth, Minn. Arguably the Fitger’s complex most popular event of the year. Hundreds turned out for this year’s Taste At Fitger’s. Local restaurants, breweries, and vendors had plenty for people to try. Organizers say the taste at Fitger’s is a way to try something new and the proceeds all go to a great cause. “It goes to the 2nd harvest…

Lung Association Exhibit

Students Display Art Work Based On Tobacco Stories

Duluth, Minn. The American Lung Association wants raise awareness about tobacco’s effects in the Twin Ports. Tonight the Lung Association put on a short program displaying art created by area students. It’s the result of a weeklong photography workshop designed for youth to share the impact tobacco’s had on their lives. The goal is to steer the next generation away…

Popular Malt Shoppe Opens

Portland Malt Shoppe Is Open For Spring

Duluth, Minn. If you thought the Portland Malt Shoppe opened for the season on April fool’s day, the joke is on you. That’s because the shop opened today and those who noticed stopped by for an early taste of their favorite treat. Portland Malt Shoppe is known for its secret malt recipe and is known as one of Duluth’s must…

Sip For Scholarships

WITC Raises Money For Students

Superior, Wis. There was also some fun to have in Superior. WITC hosted the annual sip for scholarships fundraiser with proceeds going right back to the students. Of course there was a lot of wine to be had. But this year featured a new vendor. “This year is our first year the Benoit cheese is here so were real excited…

Zoo La Palooza

Fun And Games Raising For The Zoo

Duluth, Minn. Have you ever played wallaby beer pong? If not, you didn’t make it to Zoo La Palooza tonight where hundreds packed inside Greysolon. It was the carnival themed annual fundraiser for Lake Superior Zoo. Supporters that came competed for prizes while playing a series of animal themed games. If you weren’t able make it, there is many other…

Science On Tap

AN Easy Way To Learn While You Eat

Duluth, Minn What do you get when you mix science and food? Things like liquid nitrogen ice cream and soda pop caviar. Tonight UMD’s science and engineering students were on hand for their annual science on tap event at Clyde Iron Works. The event showcased different ways to enjoy food while learning at the same time. “They’re going to learn…

The Bears Are Waking Up

Bear Seen In Lakeside

Duluth, Minn Temperatures continue to climb and the bears are taking notice. He was spotted by a neighbor last night hanging out in the front yard. When approached the bear ducked back underneath the porch until DNR was able to flush him out early this afternoon. What did he do? He went to the nearest tree climbed 40 feet and…

Life House Sees Huge Increase In Attendance

Helping Teens Contribute To The Community

  Duluth, Minn Duluth’s homeless shelter for teens known as Life House has crunched attendance numbers and the growth is large. A surge of more than 400% since 2012. The numbers stem from the rise in teenage homelessness in our area. For instance, in 2012 the number of teens seen only about 25% of them were homeless. If that isn’t…

Wrenshall School District Hoping For Millions

Referendum To Be Voted On In April

Wrenshall, Minn. Wrenshall School District is hoping to invest 12.5 million dollars into their school system if a proposed referendum is passed Tonight hundreds showed up to the meeting held by the school board to make sure their voices were heard. The referendum discussed tonight has been years I the making. Some approve while some are apprehensive It was a…

It’s A Yes For Uber & Lyft

City Council Votes 7-1 In Favor Of Share Transportation Ordinance

Duluth, Minn With a vote of 7–1, the Duluth City Council approves the ride sharing ordinance to allow transportation such as Uber and Lyft to operate within the city. In about 30 days everyone that lives in Duluth or visits will have the choice of what transportation they prefer. Nearly all city council members spoke in favor of the ordinance….

World Water Day

Tours At The Water Treatment Plant

Superior, Wis Today was world water day. 150 miles of sewer, drains 4 million gallons of water directly to the superior water treatment plant daily. The public was allowed on site for tours to find out exactly what happens after you flush water down your toilet. Every gallon that moves through the plant goes throw a vigorous process to make…

New Real Estate Coming To The Water

Condos To Be Built Next To Pier B

Duluth, Minn New lake front property will soon be available for an experience like none other in Duluth. The Duluth City Council voted unanimously to allow Hoff & Giuliani to begin development of lot D, prime real estate next to Pier B Resort. Pier B being the last major development the group put together. Their newest project will be right…

Aquatic Invasive Species Course

Stopping A Problem With The Public's Help

Duluth, Minn Invasive species have caught the attention of the St. Louis River Alliance and there doing what they can to take on the issue before it gets worse. Ordinary citizens are taking a course on how to identify invasive species and their possible impacts on the waters in the Twin Ports. They’ll also learn how to record data and…

Superior To Invest In Local Attractions

Wisconsin Point And Nemadji To Be Renovated

Superior, Wis Tonight the City of Superior is looking to make a splash in the tourism industry by revamping two of its most treasured pieces of land. Wisconsin Point will finally see the benefits of thousands of dollars giving visitors and citizens a destination to look forward too for years to come. Broken down by mankind and the elements of…

Saint Fennessy 4K Run A Success

600 Runners Including Children Participated

DULUTH, Minn. – No walk up registrations welcome at this year’s St. Fennessy 4k fun run as it sold out for the first time ever. 600 racers laced them up early this morning for the first leg of the 3 race KP challenge. The challenge is for runners to commit to 3 races including the Fennessy, the Fitgers 5k and…

Take Action Duluth Wants Paid Sick Leave

Could Sick Leave Become A Reality

DULUTH, Minn. – How would you like to earn paid sick leave from work no matter your yearly earning’s? Take action Minnesota met in 6 locations state wide today to join resistance efforts and take action on pressing issues including paid sick leave. According to recent surveys, employees not earning paid sick leave makes those on low income based salaries…

Figure Skaters Show Off Talents

Big Crowd At Lake View Ice Arena

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of skaters of all skill levels put on a performance for friends and family today at Lake View Arena. Celebrating 90 years the show was also a reunion from performers dating back 30 years. Skaters were of all ages male and female and some of the performances included parents skating with their children. One skater says…

Russ Campaign Kickoff

Barbara Russ Hits The Campaign Trail

Duluth, Minn Current City Council member Barbara Russ is getting an early start on the campaign trail. Tonight she hosted her campaign kickoff at the Holiday Inn in downtown Duluth. She wanted to let those who came know how she felt about her first 3 and a half years on the council and what she wants to work on if…

Art Of Local Food

Good Food And Art All In One Place

It was all about good food, local artist, and great company tonight at Clyde Iron Works. It was the 6th annual Art of Local Food fundraiser to benefit the Duluth Community Garden Program and the Arrowhead Professional Chefs Association. It was 40 years ago that a few gardeners saw the need for fresh locally grown food and now 220 families…

Lake Superior College Job Fair

Manufacturing Employers Ready To Talk Jobs

Duluth, Minn If you need a job in manufacturing hopefully you made it to Lake Superior College’s career night tonight. The demand for manufacturing jobs in the twin ports is high. Manufacturing Representatives were on hand to talk to potential future employees and the many diverse jobs our area offers. “There are tons of jobs available and in so many…

Superior Mayor Forum

Candidates Answer Questions For Citizens

We’re just weeks away from a new mayor in Superior. Two candidates Jim Paine and Brent Fennessey were left standing after February’s Primary. Tonight they met face to face trying to sway votes their way. The conversation between the two candidates included topics such as budget, personnel, services and facility concerns. The Superior Library was full of citizens eager to…

Superior’s Bud Brand Receives Reward

30 Years Of Volunteering For The RBA And Other Sports

  Tonight the Superior Rookie Basketball Association recognized one of their own for 30 years of volunteer services. Bud Brand has coached almost every youth sport in Superior you can think of over the years. But basketball is where his heart lies. Tonight his family surprised him with their presence and were able to present him with the ring of…

UWS Faculty String Quintet

Faculty Members Put On Performance

Superior, Wis UWS Faculty String Quintet. The Quintet plays 6 times a year and each time they fill the seats. The Quintet features faculty and staff of UWS. “We have a lot of fun. Anytime, we all play in the symphony in the Duluth/ Superior Symphony Orchestra. We also teach here at UWS, and whenever I think it’s safe to…

Rookie Basketball Season Over

Mayor Larson and Viking CJ Ham shared a video

Duluth, Minn It’s the end of the season for the Rookie Basketball Association. The DAA teamed up with the Salvation Army and had over 300 players that participated in this year’s season. The association was started to create an opportunity for the community as a whole to grow on and off the court. Over 2,000 hours were logged by coaches…

Duluth Marshall Art

Students Have Art On Display At Zeitgeist

Duluth, Min Works of art from Marshall School are now on display for the rest of the month. Students have been working on their pieces of art all year. Now you can enjoy them as display pieces at the Zeitgeist Arts building. Teachers pick pieces where the artist problem solved or took risks while creating them. “Try to inspire our…

New Entry Way To Be Added At Superior Middle School

Safety Comes First With New Entry Way

Superior, Wis For the School District of Superior, safety and the student’s education come first. The Superior School Board met tonight to approve the go ahead notion to restructure their middle school entry way for security purposes. The cost of the project will be nearly 200 thousand dollars. The money will be coming from the already approved school improvement referendum….

312th Army Reserve Engineer Company Returns

Long Stint Overseas Is Over

Duluth, Minn After 11 months overseas in Kuwait the U.S. Army Reserve 312th Engineer Company returned back to U.S. soil. Hundreds of loved ones waited anxiously as their husbands, brother’s, sons, daughters and friends arrived this evening at Duluth international airport. Kelsey Brown married her husband just weeks before he deployed and explains what it was like while he was…

Hermantown Back To Back State Champs

A Late Goal In 2nd Overtime Wins It

Hermantown Hawks have made it past Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake Moose to record their second straight State Championship. In a game that took two overtime periods to decide it took everything the Hawks had to raise the trophy. FOX 21 has a crew in the Twin Cities and will have full coverage of the game tonight at 9 p.m. Categories: High School,…

Duluth Workforce Workshops

Getting You Ready For The Job Fair

Duluth, Minn Are you looking for a job and need help putting the finishing touches on that resume? Well stress no more because help is here and it’s free! The Minnesota workforce is teaming up with the Duluth public library every Thursday in March to get you that jump start that you need. The Northland job fair is just over…

Local Author Talks To Teens About Books

Reading Is Important For Young Minds

Duluth, Minn Local professor and acclaimed author Tom Isbell was on hand to talk with teens about his popular post–apocalyptic trilogy “The Prey”. Isbell wanted to give his insights on the dystopian world of literature as well as his characters from his novels. “Books provide comfort, they provide knowledge, they let us escape from reality, and they get the imagination…

Two Harbors 7th Ave/Hwy 61 Getting Face Lift

Resurfacing Project To Start Spring Of 2018

Two Harbors, Minn Two Harbors will be getting a face lift during the summer of 2018. Construction along 7th ave (Hwy 61) will make things easier for the locals and those passing through. Currently the three lights that are along 7th Ave (Hwy 61) are the oldest set of lights in the area. By replacing the lights and adding left hand…

Pierre The Voyageur Takes A Hit During Wind Storm

20 Foot Statue Loses Arm And Large Paddle

Two Harbors, Minn Pierre, the 20 foot tall Voyageur in Two Harbors needs a hand, literally. A victim of today’s vicious winds, Pierre lost his arm and giant canoe paddle. He’s the first thing you see when you’re traveling north into Two Harbors and was created 57 years ago. One employee at the Earthwood Inn tells us that she just hopes…

State Leaders Meet In Duluth About Immigration

Public Forum For On Travel Ban Impacting Immigration, Refugee's & Muslim Citizens

Duluth, Minn Minnesota leaders and immigration experts held a discussion tonight pertaining to the executive orders put in place by President Trumps Administration. The discussion was geared towards the possible negative impacts the travel bans have on immigrants, refugee’s and Muslim families in the Northland. Immigration experts were brought in not only to inform the public on how to deal…

Proctor Schools Parent Academy

School Opens Communication With Parents

Proctor, Minn Parents went back to school tonight in Proctor. The Proctor School District held a parent academy tonight discussing many topics parents are most concerned about. The academy is the first of its kind in Proctor. Topics like student athlete recruiting, curriculum and state testing among others were all topics the parents came up with and wanted more information…

Duluth Airmen Bowling Fundraiser

Bowlers Lace Up For Good Cause

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of bowlers came out to support higher education today. Money raised at the event directly supports a scholarship which provides financial assistance to the children of the 148th Fighter Wing. Even with serious bowlers in a tournament format. The atmosphere for this event is still fun. “We make it as fun as possible. There are a…

Star Gazing At UMD

Travel Through The Galaxy

Duluth, Minn It was a good night for star gazing both outside and in tonight. UMD hosts a number of stargazing shows weekly in the Allworth Planetarium. The show takes visitors on a journey through the galaxy for a memory that will last a life time. “It’s something that sweeps you off your feet and takes you to another place….

Salvation Army Fundraiser

40 Days Of Lint And Donations

Duluth, Minn The Salvation Army in Duluth hopes a new fund raiser will stock their food shelf by the end of lent. Happening now the “lent challenge” encourages people to put an item in a box or trash bag each day. The items can consist of food, clothing or anything they can sell in the Salvation Army store. When the…

Students Art Work On Display

Art Work Displayed At Whole Foods Denfeld Location

Duluth, Minn For months students from Duluth, Cloquet and Hermantown have put their artistic skills to the test. Now the Duluth Art Institute has recognized their artistic achievements by placing some of the best artwork in Denfeld’s Whole Foods location for all to see. They hope by students seeing their own art on display their imagination won’t stop growing. “It’s…

Spring Is In The Air

West Duluth Dairy Queen Opens Their Doors

  Meteorologist may say that today is the start of their Spring season. The Dairy Queen in West Duluth says it’s the start of Spring for all of us. Closed for the winter the Dairy Queen on Grand Avenue in West Duluth now has their doors open. The store has been a staple in the community of west Duluth since…

Finland Turns 100

Sledding Was Part Of Their Celebration

Duluth, Minn The snow arrived just in time tonight. Sledding was in the forecast for the Finnish community tonight as the small country of Finland is celebrating their centennial birthday. The group of Finnish Americans that live in Duluth celebrated in their countries honor at the snow flake ski resort with some fun and games. They say it’s a big…

Roads Turn To Ice As Storm Rolls Through

Hillside Crashes Were All Common As Drivers Tried To Make It Home

Duluth, Minn The roads were ugly tonight. Making travel difficult for many in the Twin Ports. It wasn’t very good. It only took a few blocks to see several accidents and multiple cars unable to gain traction to make it up the hill. One Duluth driver said that this has been the worst he’s seen all winter. “These road conditions…

Despite Cancelled Race, Businesses In Hayward Still Saw Revenue

Birkebeiner May Have Been Cancelled But People Still Supported Local Businesses

This year’s Birkebeiner was different, due to the race being cancelled. With the race being cancelled for only the 2nd time in 44 years, many were celebrating. ‘Birkie Fever’ is what they call and some businesses say this weekend was one of the best. The Birkebeiner brings thousands of people to the small town of Hayward every year. Birkie or…

Birkebeiner Shortened To 5K Of Trail

Birkebeiner May Have Been Cancelled But The Party Wasn't

CABLE, Wis. – This year’s 44th annual Birkebeiner will be known to those who attended as “Birkiefest 2017”. The race being cancelled didn’t take away from the spirit of having fun. The normal distance for the North American Birkebeiner is 51 kilometers, this year Mother Nature decided otherwise, shortening the race to a 5 kilometer fun run. Some embraced the…

Aviation Career Night

Career's Possible At Job Fair

Duluth, Minn It was aviation career night at LSC’s center for advanced aviation. For community members and Lake Superior College’s graduating students it was an opportunity to meet possible future employers. Aviation jobs are a growing commodity in Duluth and having everyone in the same building makes it easier for those seeking employment. “We’re able to meet the workforce needs…

Deer Management Seminar

DNR Puts Plan Together To Maintain Good Deer Population For Years To Come

Duluth, Minn Deer hunting in the Northland is a big deal and the DNR now has a plan to keep it that way. The plan is a first of its kind in Minnesota and its focus is on maintaining a healthy deer population that offers recreational and economic opportunities. Deer hunters came together tonight to discuss the plan that includes…