Author: KQDS Staff

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…

Anglers Take On Frigid Air For Ice Fishing Off Park Point

DULUTH, Minn. – More than a dozen anglers were out braving the frigid air in the bay off Park Point Sunday hoping to bring home some fish for dinner.  Click the video to hear from some of those anglers and see one big catch. Categories: Entertainment, Environment, Great Outdoors, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News

‘Jazz at the Depot’ Brings Back Quartet, Crowd from Club Saratoga Jazz Days

The musicians originally played at Duluth's Club Saratoga in Canal Park before being hired by the Depot, and jazzists were out to show their love for the quartet as well as their music.

DULUTH, Minn.- What do you get when you mix smooth music, historic trains, and some tasty food? Probably something like Jazz at the Depot. The Lake Superior Railroad Museum hosted a quartet of jazz musicians to perform a number of pieces while the audience sat back and enjoyed both the music and atmosphere. The musicians originally played at Duluth’s Club…

Hunt for History, Win Some Prizes with Duluth Public Library’s Scavenger Hunts

The first of the so-called "GooseChases" began Friday and is themed around the history of Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- Starting this weekend, the Duluth Public Library is offering themed scavenger hunts for people all around the city to take part in. The first of the so-called “GooseChases” began Friday and is themed around the history of Duluth. To participate, download the GooseChase app and choose from any of the missions listed for the active hunt. Missions range…

Child Tax Credit 2021 Payments: How To Know if You Owe, IRS Letter to Watch For

WASHINGTON (FOX-TV via Fox 9) – Many parents across the U.S. received monthly payments in 2021 as part of the expanded Child Tax Credit program, and with tax season coming up, there is some important information to know and look out for in 2022. The Internal Revenue Service began sending letters to recipients of the program in late December and…

Superior Ballroom Dance Studio Starting New Year with New Full Staff

Owners say they're ready to get back to spreading joy and happiness through the medium of dance.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Ballroom Dance Studio held an open house to introduce their two newest teachers and 2022 programs Saturday. The studio was hit hard during the pandemic losing most of their staff, but now in the New Year, they’re armed with two new instructors. Among those new programs are College Outreach, Business Outreach, and First Free Wednesdays. Owners…

1 Dead, 2 With Life-Threatening Injuries In Highway 1 Crash Near Ely

MNDOT The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash near Ely that killed one woman and seriously injured two others. The accident happened around 4:50 p.m. Thursday on Highway 1 (also known as Highway 169) at Camp Lake Road in Morse Township, which is about six miles southwest of Ely. Investigators say Ryan Anthony Ried, 38, of Superior was…

Pennsylvania Man Charged In Christmas Eve Murder In Gogebic County

Nicholas Millard MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, MI. — A Spring Hills, Pennsylvania man is accused of shooting a man to death and wounding another at a cabin in Marenisco Township, Michigan on Christmas Eve. According to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Millard, 30, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder, among other charges. Authorities say Millard killed Thomas Fletcher, 49, of Marenisco…

Dozens Of Vehicles Involved In Western Wisconsin Crashes

Courtesy: WI Dept. of Transportation OSSEO, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in western Wisconsin are trying to sort out multiple crashes along Interstate 94. The State Patrol said in a statement that freezing rain early Thursday left the interstate between Menomonie and Black River Falls icy. About 5:45 a.m. a semi-trailer apparently slid in the median near Hixton and caught fire…

Grand Rapids Attorney Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct Of Client

A Grand Rapids attorney is facing serious charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a client multiple times. Jesse Powell, 32, of Powell Law, is facing five charges ranging from 3rd degree to 5th degree criminal sexual conduct. According to court documents, Powell raped her in his office after episodes of non-consensual touching of her body, including kissing. Powell faces…

Duluth Public Library Launches ‘Get Wrapped Up In A Good Book’

DULUTH, Minn. – “Get Wrapped Up In A Good Book” is on display at the Duluth Public Main Library. In the spirit of the holiday season, the display features a selection of wrapped books targeted for teens, with each book giving a small description of what to expect inside. As people walk by the display, library staff encourage visitors to…

Spirit Mountain, Duluth Traverse Land $1M+ For Nordic, Snowmobile, Mountain Biking

DULUTH, Minn. – Spirit Mountain and the Duluth Traverse have landed more than $1 million combined to increase outdoor recreation. Starting with Spirit Mountain, it’s getting roughly $1.2 million to expand its Nordic, snowmobile and mountain bike trails. The state grant will allow Spirit to complete the third loop for its Grand Avenue Nordic Center, build connector trails up to…

Public Input Requested As St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Plans For Body Cameras

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s input as it plans to purchase body worn cameras for its deputies. The St. Louis County Board is scheduled to vote Dec. 14 on the purchase of 110 cameras and supporting equipment at a cost of $790,000. “The Sheriff’s Office has experienced an increase in deadly…

LSC Art Show Includes 300-Plus Pieces From Students

DULUTH, Minn. – If you like supporting art in the community, Lake Superior College is the place to be Wednesday. More than 300 pieces of artwork are on display from students there. They include jewelry, digital drawing, digital photography, digital graphic designs, ceramics, and painting. Some students are even putting their artwork up for sale. “I came to the art…

For Cop Who Shot Daunte Wright, Will ‘Wrong Gun’ Plea Work?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jury selection begins Tuesday for a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer, Kim Potter, who says she meant to grab her Taser instead of her handgun when she shot and killed motorist Daunte Wright, who was Black. The Brooklyn Center officer’s reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case, as she…

AICHO Moves Up Food Distribution Day For Thanksgiving Preps

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a special Thanksgiving food distribution day at the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) in Duluth. Every two weeks on a Wednesday, AICHO gives out 200 bags of food to whoever needs it in the community. They moved this week’s distribution ahead a day to help with Thanksgiving preps for families. “It is certainly important…

Douglas County Jail Deals With First Major COVID-19 Outbreak

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Douglas County Jail is on the rebound after its first major COVID-19 outbreak affected more than two dozen inmates. Sheriff Tom Dalbec told FOX 21 Wednesday that 33 inmates have tested positive for the virus within the last two weeks. The problem exploded after a few inmates weren’t feeling well and ended up testing positive for…

City Of Duluth To Require Employees Get Vaccinated Or Test For Covid Weekly

DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth will soon be requiring its employees to get vaccinated or get weekly COVID tests. A city spokesperson said the new requirement will start in December. This comes after President Joe Biden made an executive order in September telling employers with 100 or more people to require workers to get vaccinated or get weekly…

Firefighters, Neighbors Keep Voting Going After Power Outage In Gary-New Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – A power outage in Gary-New Duluth Tuesday evening didn’t stop votes from being counted there. When the Rec Center voting location went dark, Councilor Derek Medved said neighbors brought in generators, coffee and candles to keep the voting going. The Duluth Fire Department showed up with big bright lights, too. The power eventually came back on, and…

U of M Offering Free Or Reduced Tuition To Native American Students

(University of Minnesota) MINNEAPOLIS, (FOX 9) – The University of Minnesota is offering free or greatly reduced tuition for Native American students on any of its five campuses. Starting in Fall 2022, the U of M will provide a scholarship covering full tuition at the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester or Twin Cities campus for first-year or Tribal college transfer undergraduate…

St. Louis County Atty. Will Conduct ‘Careful Review’ Of Proctor H.S. Football Investigation

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis County Attorney’s released its first statement Monday involving the recent criminal investigation involving some members of the Proctor High School football program. County Attorney Kimberly Maki said her office has received the Proctor Police Department’s reports on the investigation and “will conduct a thorough and careful review of the evidence before making any charging…