Author: KQDS Staff

Police Chief Wants Palace Bar’s Liquor License Not Renewed Amid Ongoing Violence

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior’s top cop is calling for the Palace Bar to lose its liquor and amusement device licenses after a shooting in March and after more than 150 calls for police services since January of 2021. Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander said beyond the recent shooting there are ongoing calls of violence at the Palace Bar on the…

Sixth Judicial District Treatment Courts Celebrate National Drug Court Month

Instead of sending them to jail, the drug court uses a treatment-based approach with intensive supervision to help offenders maintain sobriety and successfully re-enter the community. 

DULUTH, Minn. – May is national drug court month and on Friday, members of Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District celebrated the work they have done to help drug offenders recover. Treatment court brings together members of the courts, probation, law enforcement and treatment providers to work with those involved in the criminal justice system who are chemically dependent or suffer from…

Monday Update: Duluth Man Turns Self In After 6-Hour Standoff, Domestic Shooting Incident

  DULUTH, Minn. – (Monday Press Release) At approximately 5:54 p.m., Duluth Police Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of E 1st St for sounds of shots fired. Initial information received from the victim stated a male, later identified as 36-year-old Duluth resident Valentino Dodge, was inside the residence on the 700 block of E 1st St after having a domestic…

Dermatology Duluth Holds Free Skin Cancer Screenings for Melanoma Monday

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday, health experts raised awareness and helped out the public on the first day of skin cancer awareness month. It’s called Melanoma Monday and Dermatology Duluth was holding free SPOTme skin cancer screenings throughout the day. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Health experts…

Families Get Active for 30th Healthy Kids Day at Duluth YMCA

DULUTH, Minn.- Saturday was the 30th Anniversary of the Duluth Area YMCA’s largest one-day event, celebrating healthy lifestyles for families and kicking off the Y’s Summer Schedule. FOX 21 Photojournalist Owen Zagrabelny takes us to Healthy Kids Day. Superior Douglas County Family YMCA will hold their Healthy Kids Day Event Sunday from 11-3. Categories: Community, Education, Entertainment, Health, Minnesota, News,…

Prescribed Burns Set to Begin When Conditions Allow

Superior National Forest experts planned to do around 6 to 7 thousand prescribed burns this year.

DULUTH, Minn. – The ongoing cold weather is putting a damper on the start of the prescribed burn season in the Superior National Forest. Experts with the Superior National Forest were hoping to start with the prescribed burns a month ago, but the ongoing winter and wet weekend ahead have not allowed it. They say prescribed fires help reduce hazardous…

WLSSD Holds Unwanted Medication Collection Event

The drop-off allows an easy, safe and environmentally friendly way for people to get rid of their unwanted or expired medications while learning the importance of disposing them separately.

DULUTH, Minn. – As many people continue getting into spring cleaning, WLSSD in Duluth helped residents with a safe place to dispose of any unwanted medications. Medicine cabinet clean out day provided a free drive up drop-off of people’s unwanted or expired medications. The drop-off allows an easy, safe and environmentally friendly way for people to get rid of their…

Update: Superior Police Give All Clear After Investigating Suspicious Devices

Update:  Superior police have given the all clear involving the suspicious devices. The department posted on its Facebook last night saying, “The Marathon County Bomb Squad has determined the items found in the 1600 block of Baxter Ave. are not dangerous. Area residents are able to return home.” SUPERIOR, Wis. — Contractors removing items from a home in Superior discovered…

North By North Film Festival Begins at Zeitgeist

The five day festival kicked off Wednesday with an opening ceremony at Zeitgeist. Throughout the week, 80 films will be shown with 50 filmmakers in town. 

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re a film lover, this is the perfect week to stop by Zeitgeist for the North By North Film Festival. The five day festival kicked off Wednesday with an opening ceremony at Zeitgeist. Throughout the week, 80 films will be shown with 50 filmmakers in town. A big part of this festival is supporting the local…

The Garden Wedding and Event Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Wednesday's ribbon cutting gave the community a chance to see the renovations and learn more about the new venue, which can hold weddings, business meetings, banquets, fundraisers and more.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Wednesday, a new era is beginning at The Garden Wedding and Event Center with its official grand opening. The space, which was previously known as Grandma’s Sports Garden Bar and Grill, has been open for about six months now. But Wednesday’s ribbon cutting gave the community a chance to see the renovations and learn more about…

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar Visits Coast Guard Cutter SPAR

The ship arrived in the Port of Duluth-Superior at the end of March.

DULUTH, Minn. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar celebrated the arrival of the new Coast Guard Ice Cutter in one of a few stops in Northern Minnesota. Klobuchar boarded and toured the new U.S. Coast Guard Cutter named “SPAR”. The ship arrived in the Port of Duluth-Superior at the end of March. This comes after Klobuchar announced $19 million in federal…

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Banks Thanks Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Second Harvest says they're always looking for more volunteers. If you're interested in helping out, you can find more information on their website.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week is national volunteer appreciation week and the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank is taking time to honor those who use their own time to help out with the organization. Second Harvest is handing out treats and featuring their 13 regional volunteers in the community who dedicate their time to help those in need. At…

Essentia Health Holds Flag Raising Ceremony to Honor Organ Donors as Part of National Donate Life Month

Essentia raised a flag to honor those who gave others a second chance at life in the Northland with organ, tissue and eye donations. 

DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday, Essentia Health held a ceremony to honor organ donors as April is recognized as National Donate Life month. Essentia raised a flag to honor those who gave others a second chance at life in the Northland with organ, tissue and eye donations. For the families of both the donors and recipients, along with the medical…

Duluth Parks and Recreation Releases Summer Programming

The brochure includes programs for youth, families and those 55 and older. They range from community events to youth day camps. 

DULUTH, Minn. – With the summer weather hopefully coming soon, Duluth Parks and Recreation is gearing up with the releases of their summer program brochure. The brochure was released this week and parks and rec officials say this is the most summer programs they’ve ever had. The brochure includes programs for youth, families and those 55 and older. They range…

DBS Residential Solutions Shares Tips, Reminders to Help With Basement Flooding

DBS Residential Solutions say it's best to get your home inspected early in the fall to make sure everything is working correctly, but to still give them a call if you star to notice any water or flood damage. 

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s that time of year again, the spring freeze/thaw cycle, and more homeowners could see their basements flooding. Because of the weather and ice melting, that water can easily make its way into basements. DBS Residential Solutions say it’s best to get your home inspected early in the fall to make sure everything is working correctly, but…

Proctor Police Issue Missing Persons Alert

Ace Dilly PROCTOR, Minn. – Proctor police are asking for the public’s help locating a 79-year-old man. Chief Kent Gaidis said his name is Harvey Dilly but goes by the name of Ace. Gaidis said he is “likely wearing dark clothing, possibly wearing a motorcycle vest with patches.” Dilly was last seen during the evening hours April 4 at the…

MESC Hillfest Tackles Slopes at Giants Ridge

BIWABIK, Minn.- While we enjoyed the taste of Spring here in the Twin Ports, over at Giants Ridge in Biwabik more than 200 snowmobilers tore up the snow in hillcross, hillclimb and hilldrag for the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge’s (MESC) Hillfest. FOX 21 Photojournalist Owen Zagrabelny takes us there. Categories: Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: giants ridge,…

Duluth Folk School Designs Ukrainian Eggs Known As Pysanky For Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Folk School held a fundraiser Thursday making traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs called pysanky. With invasions in Ukraine, the Folk School is offering extra sessions of this class in hopes to raise money for Doctors Without Borders and the International Rescue Committee. People in the class created designs on eggs using a wax batik method. After…

Northland Horse Fair Back in the Saddle at Miller Hill Mall

The fair featured different vendors, seminars, petting zoos, and full-sized and miniature horses.

DULUTH, Minn.- If you’ve never seen a horse in a shopping mall, Saturday was the day at Miller Hill Mall. Beyond the Barn, a western boutique store hosted its 16th annual Northland Horse Fair featuring different vendors, seminars, petting zoos, and full-sized and miniature horses. Manager Amanda Crist says she was more than excited to bring the horse community together…

Sip a Beer, Take a Dip in Lake Superior to Wrap Up Fitger’s Bock Fest

After a long winter, and with spring on its way, this old German tradition celebrates the transition of seasons.

DULUTH, Minn.- Fitgers Bock Fest’s 3-day celebration continued this weekend, with some really chilled-out activities. People checked out the live outdoor music, food tents, and specialty Bock Beer, which is beer caramelized with a hot poker to make it sugary and foamy. There were also German cultural events like Volksmarch and stein races, and Saturday attendees even took a Big…

Lake Superior College Hosts Career And Transfer Fair

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior College is having its first big networking event since the pandemic as employers set up their booths in hopes of connecting with students walking through. More than 70 employers turned out Wednesday representing fields such as healthcare, trade jobs, military, and much more. Kaitlyn Steffen, director of career services, said it’s an opportunity for students…

DNR: Enbridge Crews Harmed Minnesota Groundwater Even More

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota environmental regulators say damage to the state’s public groundwater resources from missteps during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline is more severe than previously known. The state Department of Natural Resources says Enbridge Energy crews ruptured three groundwater aquifers while building the 340-mile pipeline across northern Minnesota last year. The DNR says the…

New Walz Plan For Surplus Includes Bigger Tax Rebate Checks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Tim Walz has released an updated plan for how to spend the state’s enormous budget surplus, including a proposal for income tax rebate checks of $1,000 per couple. His revised supplemental budget proposal, released Thursday, follows last month’s announcement that the state’s budget surplus has grown to $9.25 billion. It formalizes an idea he…

Former Esmund Building Leveled To Dirt, Ready For Housing, Retail Development

DULUTH, Minn. – The Esmond Building in Lincoln Park began getting demolished just under a month ago, and now there’s no sight of the structure – just dirt. The flattened lot now makes room for a new multi-story housing unit to be constructed. DLH Clothing, which is located across from the now-vacant lot, moved from downtown Duluth to Lincoln Park…

Wellness Center Hosts Prayer Service For Ukraine

DULUTH, Minn. – A local wellness center gathered to hold a prayer service Thursday night to express their compassion for Ukraine and the world. In Harmony Reiki and Inner Wellness held a non-denominational prayer to give people a voice to their inter peace. The owner, Debbie Merrick, said she thinks the community needed a place to meditate and draw positive…

Salvation Army Among Those In Need Through March FoodShare Campaign

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Monday, the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign begins for food shelves across Minnesota. And for the Salvation Army in Duluth, the donations couldn’t come any sooner. Through April 10, people are urged to donate non-perishable food and even cash so they can buy more food at a lower price from area food banks. The Salvation Army says…

School Closings, Delays for Monday Feb 21 & Tuesday Feb 22

School Closings & Delays Esko School District – Closed on February 22 Grand Rapids Independent School District 318 – 2-hour delay Grand Rapids School District – Closed on February 22 Mesabi East School District – Closed on February 22 Hill City School District – Closed on February 22 South Shore School District – Virtual learning February 22 Solon Spring School District…

‘Cold Front’ Blows Flurry of Winter Family Fun through Bayfront Festival Park

DULUTH, Minn.- Plenty of Northlanders took advantage of the snowy Saturday to get out and enjoy everything “winter” at Bayfront Festival Park’s Cold Front. FOX 21 Photojournalist Owen Zagrabelny takes us there. Categories: Community, Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News Tags: Bayfront Festival Park, Cold Front

Belgian Club Offers One-Stop-Shop for Local Valentine’s Day Gifts

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the Belgian Club held a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for a gift for a locally-crafted gift for their sweetheart. 30 tables with dozens of vendors were on hand. One specialized in gifts soft to the touch for the soft at heart. “I do crocheted items, they’re all handmade. It started…

Enjoying Winter Wonders at Lake Superior Ice Festival

Hundreds were out enjoying the professional hand-carved ice sculptures, snow slide, and new this year the ice carousel.

DULUTH, Minn.- It was the perfect winter weather to enjoy all the season has to offer in Superior at the Lake Superior ice festival at Barker’s Island. “We came out today to enjoy this beautiful event and what an incredible turnout it has been for the Superior community! But this is our first time here and it is quite amazing,”…

Tiny Dogs Pull Tiny Sleds at Earth Rider’s Mini Sled Dog Races

There were two heats of races: 12 pounds and under then 12 to 22-pound pint-sized pups.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Before watching those elite dogs tear down the trail, people got to watch some tiny dogs pull some tiny sleds on Saturday! Earth Rider Brewery in Superior hosted the Mini Sled Dog Race fundraiser for Beargrease. There were two heats of races: 12 pounds and under then 12 to 22-pound pint-sized pups. Competitors and spectators came from as…

City Of Duluth Monitoring ‘Large Gas Main Break’ Affecting City Hall

DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth was working on a large gas main break Thursday evening after a contractor in the Lincoln Park neighborhood “drove through a piling,” according to Kate Van Daele, the city’s public information officer. The break happened around noon Thursday. “The City of Duluth took immediate steps to shut off gas in the area, impacting…

City Crews Clear Away Mounds Of Snow Along Hammond Avenue

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior city crews were out on Hammond Avenue Wednesday clearing away snowbanks on the sides of the road to help free up parking spaces and provide better access to vehicles. Mayor Jim Paine told FOX 21 a new policy this winter has crews still clearing snowbanks on Tower Avenue and Highway 2 first.  But now, after those…

Twin Metals Mineral Leases Near BWCA Canceled by Dept. Of Interior

DULUTH, Minn. (FOX 9) – The mineral leases for Twin Metals Minnesota in northeast Minnesota have been canceled, the Department of the Interior announced Wednesday. The Department says the leases held by Twin Metals were “improperly renewed” in 2019. “The Department of the Interior takes seriously our obligations to steward public lands and waters on behalf of all Americans. We…

Great Outdoors: Strap on Snowshoes, Hike through History at Minnesota Discovery Center

The 3-mile trail is event specific, with snowshoes available to rent for $5.

CHISHOLM, Minn.- For those looking to beat the winter by embracing it outside, they can strap on their snowshoes and hit the trails at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. “Northern Minnesota I mean we got to live through this snow we might as well enjoy it,” said Mara Brownlee, Sales & Events Specialist. Staff hope to get more people…

Gov. Walz Proposes $5.1 Billion in Additional Education, Social Program Spending

EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) – Gov. Tim Walz is proposing $5.1 billion over the next three years in additional spending on education and social programs. Walz released the proposals during a visit to an Inver Grove Heights elementary school. The plans go to the divided state Legislature to consider during the session that starts Monday. “The naysayers will tell us…

Duluth ‘Law Enforcement Accountability Network’ Marks One Year, Calls For More Feedback

DULUTH, Minn. – A data-driven police accountability group in Duluth is calling on more people from all communities to share experiences they’ve had with police — good or bad — as the group recognizes its one-year mark. The Law Enforcement Accountability Network, or LEAN Duluth, says it has no political agenda. The goal is to produce hard research through all…

Family Builds More Than 40 Foot Tall, Super-Sized Snowman in Milltown, Wis.

(courtesy: Fox 9) MILLTOWN, Wis. (FOX 9) – With arms made out of actual trees, a smile made out of saw blades and a pipe made out of a five-gallon bucket this super-sized snowman is turning heads and drawing people to Milltown, Wisconsin. Craig Carlson’s giant snowman journey started in the winter of 2019-2020 when Milltown challenged businesses in the…

Changes Coming to MN State Fair Admission Fees, Hours

(AP Photo/Jim Mone,File) (FOX 9) – Changes are coming to the Minnesota State Fair, fair officials announced after concluding the 163rd annual meeting of the Minnesota State Fair Agricultural Society. The two main changes are an increase in admission prices and a change in hours. Starting in 2022 the entry fee for an adult will be $17. An increase of…

Duluth City Councilors Join Mayor Larson For Inauguration

DULUTH, Minn. – Four Duluth city councilors were sworn in Thursday through a virtual ceremony with Mayor Emily Larson. Therese Tomaneck, Azrin Awal and Mike Mayou were all inaugurated as the newest members of the council. Tomanek has already served on the council after winning a special election previously. Awal is the first Asian-American to join the council. And Mayou…