Author: Joey Norton

Weather Forecast 2-18

Warm Temps Through Wednesday, Rain Monday, Snow Late Next Week?

Today was another warm day and the warm stuff isn’t going to end anytime soon. Temps in the 40’s and 50’s will last through Wednesday and then it’s back to reality. Before then, rain is in the forecast for Monday with some thunder intermixed. Tuesday looks nice with sunshine returning and then Wednesday night a cold front moves through bringing…

Saturday Forecast

Warm until Mid-Week next week and snow later in the week

The trend will continue into the weekend and early portions of next week and will eventually come back to reality later next week. Current radar is an indication of how nice of a day it was. Sunny and warm High pressure is surfaced in the mid–west and will stay for a while and continue to pump in warmer temperatures. The…

‘Bag-It Duluth’ Calls On City Council For No-Plastic Ordinance

DULUTH, Minn. – Momentum is building as community members gather to talk about and potentially come up with a plan to rid away from using plastic bags and Styrofoam to–go containers. The event Thursday that was hosted by “Bag–It Duluth.” The group is hoping to raise the level of concern involving plastic and our surrounding water supply. Researchers and city…

Boat and RV show continues

Top Retailers Under One Roof

Duluth, Minn The doors opened for outdoor enthusiast this afternoon for the annual Duluth Boat, Sport, Travel, and RV show. All the popular retailers pack the DECC each year to make it a convenient stop for outdoors-man. The show is also a great way to get out of the house and enjoy some time with the family. “This is a…

Michigan St. to go into Construction

Expect Delays To Start This Spring

Duluth, Minn Expect delays this coming spring along Michigan St. in downtown Duluth. Minnesota Power is teaming up with the city to further strengthen their energy output in hopes to cut down on future power outages. At the same time the city of Duluth plans to replace gas lines and water mains. They hope to minimize travel impacts as much…

Swing Dancing at UWS

Some Valentine's Day Fun At The College

Superior, Wis Dancing was on the mind of many tonight as the UWS Jazz Band entertained the crowd with some swing music. The event started a few years back and only students attended the dance. Now after years of entertainment it has grown in to tradition for many in Superior and the jazz band loves to put on the show….

Valentines Dinner At Valentini’s

A Romantic Night Out

Duluth, Minn Reservations weeks in advance are a must if you plan on dining in at Valintini’s Italian restaurant. The popular venue has turned away many that have tried their luck the last few days because they are just simply booked to the max. Those that came to enjoy a nice meal with their loved ones, enjoyed a valentine’s atmosphere…

Cast Iron Bar & Grill

This Weeks Knowing Your Neighbor

PIKE LAKE, Minn. – Fresh never frozen burgers and steaks, daily specials behind the bar and in the kitchen and a crazy fun atmosphere that will make you want to come back. If you’ve ever been there you’ll know I’m talking about the Cast Iron Bar and Grill. If you haven’t, that’s where we’re headed for this week’s knowing you…

Matt Hamill Comes Back To Northland

Inspirational Speaker That Is 100% Deaf

Duluth, Matt Hamill, a mixed martial artist for the UFC brought his motivational message to the College of St. Scholastica. Hammill who is 100 percent deaf was a 3 time NCAA D III National Champion in wrestling. He says his disability makes fighting harder. “The down fall, I would never hear the coach in the corner. Matt, Matt keep your…

Love Your Local Artist

Local Artist Show Off Their Art Work

Superior, Northland artists showed off their talents tonight in Superior. The Superior Public Library hosted the 7th annual love your local artist fundraiser. It’s a popular even which gives artists a chance to sell their one of a kind piece. “I think this community loves local art, we love our artist. We’re looking for creative things, new things, we love…

Humane Happy Hour

Animal Allies Hosts Adult Happy Hour

Duluth, Animal Allies in Duluth held their first ever educational happy hour for adults tonight. They say the typical interaction they have is with children, so this was a good way to get to know the adults. People that came were also able to receive an exclusive after hours tour to see some areas of the shelter normally reserved for…

Chocolate After Dark

Many Local Restuarnats Come Up With Chocolate Creation For Good Cause

Duluth, Minn The 20th annual chocolate after dark was tonight. You could find almost any type of food covered in chocolate. Valentine’s Day must be around the corner so it makes since to talk some chocolate. Some interesting combinations were chocolate covered bacon and chocolate covered sushi. The annual fundraiser raises awareness for those with a disability. “All of our…

Chili Cook off Raises Funds For Food Shelf

Our Saviors Church Serves Chili For Small Donations

West Duluth, Our Saviors Church in West Duluth hosted their 15th annual chili cook-off. This year there were 7 different chili’s to choose from and for a small donation you could try all of them. The cook–off actually started to help people affected by Hurricane Katrina. It’s now has worked its way towards supporting the local food shelf. The food…

River Gala Held Tonight

St. Louis River Alliance Celebrates 21 Years

Duluth, Minn The St. Louis River Alliance held a gala tonight to celebrate 21 years of work on the river after it was deemed an area of concern after years of dumping uncontrolled pollution in 1987. The alliance was formed as a nonprofit organization in 1996 to oversee the activities and practices that are helping to restore the St. Louis…

Proctor Referendum Passes

New Sports Facilities To Be Built

PROCTOR, Minn. – It’s good news for the city of Proctor as the referendum to build new sports facilities has passed. The vote to build a $12 million sports complex passed and will move into construction soon. Administration, coaches and students were on pins and needles waiting for the results to come in. “Yesterday was a little bit nerve–wracking. We…

Great Outdoors: Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing With UMD Ice Climbing Instructors

DULUTH, Minn. – Ice climbing in the Northland is a sport that’s always popular during the winter. In this week’s edition of FOX 21’s Great Outdoors, we tag along with UMD ice climbing instructors to a relatively unknown ice climbing spot in Chester Park. For UMD ice climbing instructor Kevin Taralseth having ice to climb just minutes away from campus is a…

Two Saved in Superior Apartment Fire

One Resident And First Responders Make Right Decisions

UPDATE: Both victims of this fire are currently in intensive care units. A male victim, Ronald Stark, is in critical condition at the burn unit at Miller Dwan, and a female victim, Kellie Cook is listed in stable condition, but remains in the intensive care unit at Essentia Duluth. SUPERIOR, Wis. – Heroic efforts by an apartment resident and the…

Knowing Your Neighbor: Vietnamese Lantern

Vietnamese Lantern In Two Harbors Works To Give Original Recipes

Two Harbors, Minn. – A Vietnamese restaurant in Two Harbors has recently changed owners, who are wanting to serve good, traditional Vietnamese food, with a smile. For this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we’re heading to the Vietnamese Lantern. Cooking is an art, an art that Lilly Bailey loves to do in her very own restaurant and a restaurant that was a dream…

One Unaccounted For After Fire This Afternoon

One Missing After Fire In Normanna Township

Incident Summary: At 1256 hours on 2/4/17, deputies and firefighters responded to call of a structure fire in Normanna Township. Initial reports stated that the home was full of smoke. Shortly after the initial call, it was reported that the home was fully engulfed, and two occupants were able to escape uninjured. At this time, the scene is still active…

Northwind Book & Fiber

Knowing Your Neighbor

  SPOONER, Wis. –  Picture it now staying in a lakeside cabin, feet up, sitting by a nice fire snuggled up with a favorite blanket reading a book with not a care in the world. That’s exactly the scenario that Carol Dunn lives for to keep her book store thriving. “Book stores across the country right now are seeing a…

Friday Jan 27th Weather Forecast

Snow and Cooler Temps On The Way

THE FORECAST FOR THE TWIN PORTS AREA. YES TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING FOR A WHILE IT SEEMS. SATURDAY LOOKS TO BE A RATHER NICE DAY. TEMPS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE NORMAL ONCE AGAIN AND THE SUN WILL TRY TO MAKE ITS PRESENCE ALSO. SUNDAY WILL BE THE COOLEST DAY OF THE WEEKEND WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS REACHING INTO THE…

Police Hold Parent Summit in Virginia

Parents Recieve Tips On How To Deal With Social Media And Drugs

Virginia, Minn Parents are raising kids in uncharted territory, as social media is making it easier for kids to get access to drugs. Community leaders in Virginia are hoping to help parents raise their children by filling them on some valuable information they need to know. Drugs and social media go hand in hand, it’s easier and faster to get…

St. Luke’s Hosts Laughing Yoga Class

Experts Say to Find Time to Laugh Throughout the Day

Duluth, Minn While children laugh nearly 300 times a day, adults only laugh about 20 times a day. Experts say five minutes of laughter a day can put you in a good mood for up three to five days after. St. Luke’s Medical Clinic in West Duluth is bringing another way via laughing yoga. “We’re here for a good time…

Referendum Vote Nears For Proctor Sports Facility

PROCTOR, Minn. – Officials say it’s time for a facelift because the Proctor Arena has outlived its life expectancy. Just as the movie saying goes, “If you build it they will come” — and that’s exactly what school officials are hoping to do. “We really want to have an environment that not only provides hockey but provides an opportunity for…

Peoples Inauguration

Group Of People Take Their Own Oath

Duluth, Minn This evening a group in Duluth got in the spirit by inaugurating themselves. “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of…member of the beloved community, among equals of the United States.” The group gathered at the scared heart music center to take an oath. The same oath that former president Barack Obama took 8…

Remembering Melvin Stelton

Candlelight Vigil A Year After Tragic Accident

West Duluth, Minn A West Duluth man was remembered tonight after he was tragically struck by two cars ultimately ending his life exactly one year to the day. Tonight was quite special for those who came to remember Melvin Stelton. You see this time a year ago it was a gloomy evening much like tonight with light rain and fog…

Readers Magazine Awards

Fox 21 Wins Best News Station

Tonight awards were handed out by the Duluth reader for the best of the best in Duluth. The night was hosted at the depot with food and drinks and all the winners ready to receive their award. Some notable awards were, Best local brewed beer was Bent Paddle. Best coffee house was Beaners, And best pizza was Sammy’s. It’s an…

Duluth Teacher Of The Year

Awards handed out tonight

  DULUTH, Minn – It was a special night for two Duluth teachers. Tonight the awards for teacher of the year were handed out. After a year of sneezing and coughing, untimely pencil sharpening and constant redirection it was finally time to get the fruits of their labor for two Duluth teachers. Annette Petersmeyer and Sheila Shusterich are the years’…

Plan To Bring More Arts To Duluth

Creative Watershed

Duluth, Minn The city of Duluth plans to make art a major a main focus in the near future. The plan called Creative Watershed is a plan that will focus on Duluth arts and culture. Duluth public arts commission or DPAC had contracted consultants out of the Twin Cities to focus on 5 main ideas. How to develop more arts….

City of Two Harbors Continues Push For New Marina

TWO HARBORS, Minn. — The city of Two Harbors is trying to become more attractive for transient boaters. A meeting was held Wednesday night for community members to gain a better perspective into what the city is looking to build. The proposed design calls for more than 40 boating having the ability to be docked for up to a 15-night…

Music Resource Center Open Mic Night

Students Show Off Their Talents

Students from the Student Resource Center in Duluth were able to showcase their talents tonight. Every 3rd Tuesday an open mic session is held at the Amazing Grace Café. The Music Resource Center here in Duluth runs a free after school music program for any teens looking for resources they might not be able to afford on their own. Most…

Go Red For Women: The Grocery Store Challenge

10 Women Join A 10-Week Class To Become Healthier

DULUTH, Minn. – According to heart disease experts, every 34 seconds someone in the United States suffers a heart attack. And women account for nearly half of all heart attack deaths. In an effort to help prevent heart attacks, 10 women from the Twin Ports got a grocery makeover Tuesday to promote a healthier lifestyle. It’s the start of a…

Congressman Duffy Holds Town Halls In N.W. Wis.

Affordable Care Act Was A Main Topic

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. – Republican Congressman Sean Duffy made his way across parts of northwest Wisconsin Monday. Duffy hosted three town hall meetings in in Butternut, Cable and Solon Springs. Fox 21 was in Solon Springs and talked to Duffy about what Republicans plan to do with the Affordable Care Act. “I want to know what the heck is going…

Guns n Hoses Hockey Game

Superior Police and Fire Department Lace Up Their Skates

Superior, Wis The Superior Police Department has small feud with the Superior Fire Department after the fire department edged them in the Guns and Hoses softball game this past summer. Now they’re meeting on the ice. During the superior ice festival both departments will lace up their skates and leave everything out on the ice. The actual game its self…

Friday the 13th is a weird day

Many have a phobia of the number 13

You might have noticed the full moon the last couple of days. Add that and the fact that’s its Friday the 13th and you get just a weird day Many people being superstitious on day like today have a different outlook. “Friggatriskadekaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. It’s a superstition much like a black cat crosses your path…

29th Annual Wedding Expo

Hundreds of vendors set up at the DECC

Duluth, Minn If your near the DECC and hear wedding bells that’s because it’s the 28th annual Wedding Expo tomorrow. If you’re in the process of getting married this is the place you need to be. You’ll be able to find anything you could think of for your wedding like dresses, makeup, DJ’s, food, venues and the list goes on…

8th Annual More Cowbell Fundraiser

Benefiting Northern Lights Foundation

Duluth, Minn After tonight hundreds might be having dreams of cowbells ringing It was the 8th annual “more cow bell” fundraiser benefiting the northern lights foundation. The foundation raises money in support of children facing life threatening illnesses in the Twin Ports. Grants are given to families going to pay for expenses they might obtain during the tough time. Some…

Duluth Mayor Meets With Local NAACP Leaders

Celebration of MLK and Issues In Our Community Were Discussed

Duluth, Minn Mayor Larson met local NAACP leaders in our area It was a chance for the community to come together to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and what he did during the Civil Rights Movement and also discuss a few issues they think the city can work on heading into the 2017 fiscal year. “It’s his legacy, he fought…

Park Point Display To Stay

To Much Joy To Not Continue

Duluth, Minn A nearly 2 decade old Christmas tradition almost came to an end, but thanks to community support, that might not be the case. Every Christmas season, Marcia Hales home illuminates park point with breath taking lights. “It brings to many people, a Christmas that they haven’t been experiencing” Says Marcia Hales at her display It’s a display that…

Mont Du Lac Resort To Open New Addition

Trophy Lodge To Open To The Public

Superior, Wis Mont Du Lac ski resort is stepping up their game as they plan to unveil their new trophy lodge to the public in the coming week. Skiers and snow boarders alike have seen the lodge come to life and soon it will be open for anyone to enjoy. The lodge was constructed out of reclaimed wood imported from…

Twin Ports Shipping Considered Slow In 2016

It Was A Tough Year

Duluth, Minn According to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority it was a tough year for tonnage in the twin ports and on the great lakes throughout 2016. The shipping season will soon come to a close… As the SOO locks will be shut January 15th halting transportation for salties or fresh water vessels. The harbor will house nine ships this…

Keeping Warm In The Col

Northwest Outlet Had To Restock

This cold snap has many people looking for the proper attire to handle these extreme temps. Stores like northwest outlet in superior is seeing an increase in sales of things like gloves and hats and other winter items this time of year. So much that they say it’s hard to keep their shelves stocked. “The down jackets, Columbia, North Face,…

Hardware Stores See Spike In Sales

It's cold and that drives customers through the doors

Hardware stores are busy these days keeping people prepared for these rough winter conditions. Hardware stores like Marshall’s in Lakeside are selling a lot of salt and grit, as well as ice chippers and shovels. They say keeping driveways and sidewalks cleared of ice and snow is essential for the safety of people walking to your door. “It doesn’t take…