Author: KQDS Staff

3 Great Lakes Ships Go Idle Amid Pandemic, Dozens of Jobs Lost in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 100 shipping workers have been laid off in Duluth as the pandemic forces three Great Lakes ships to go idle for the rest of the season. According to the Star Tribune, the 94 employees out of a job are from Duluth-based Key Lakes. Some shipboard employees could return to work later this year. A company spokesperson…

Adam Jagunich


Adam Jagunich joined the FOX 21 News Team as a Photojournalist in October 2008. Adam is an Emmy Award winning Photojournalist, and has worked in the Media Business since 2002. Adam has worked at Northland’s Newscenter, B105, KOOL 101.7, and MIX 108. Adam even worked a short stint as Homer D. Hound, the Mascot for the Duluth Dukes baseball team!…

Nathaniel LeCapitaine


Nathaniel is a long-time member of the FOX 21 photojournalism team. He is originally from Ashland, WI, and now lives in Superior. Nathaniel loves the Packers and Lake Superior. He also enjoys fly fishing, and traveling as much as possible. Especially for attending Phish, and Yonder Mountain String Band Concerts. Categories: Photojournalists/Web

Red Flag Warning in Effect for Park Point Beaches

Conditions Have Been Deeemed Dangerous Through 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 3

DULUTH, Minn. – Due to the High Risk of Rip Currents today, the Duluth Fire Department has issued a warning for dangerous effective immediately and continuing until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 3. The warning means wind and wave conditions are unsafe to anyone entering the water. Duluth fire officials advise you to stay out of the water regardless of your…

Security Changes Coming to Target Field

Express Lanes Will Still be Available for People Without a bag

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – In an effort to ease congestion and get people through the gates in a timelier manner, the Minnesota Twins announced changes to their security procedures Thursday. Starting June 11 during the Twins’ next homestand, fans will be able to go through security at Target Field without having to emptying their pockets. Target Field’s bag policy is…

Minnesota 4th Grader Nearly hit by car Failing to Stop for School bus

There Have Been more Than 6,500 Stop arm Citations in Five Years

ZUMBROTA, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota State Patrol hopes a shocking video of a driver nearly hitting a fourth grader in Wabasha County in January is the last video they need to share. According to the State Patrol, the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Elementary School fourth-grader was crossing the road to get on her bus when a driver failed to yield, almost…

Hands-free Driving Bill Passes in Minnesota House

The House Passed the Bill Monday Night

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House has approved a bill that would require motorists to use hands-free devices when talking on the phone. Sponsors say the measure will cut down on the rising level of distracted driving and save lives. The House passed the bill 106 – 21 Monday night. A similar bill is working its way through…

Complaint: Suspect Chose Jayme When saw her on bus

Patterson Went to Closs Home Twice

BARRON, Wis. – A criminal complaint says a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs spotted her getting on a school bus one day and made up his mind to take her. Jake Thomas Patterson was charged Monday with kidnapping and with killing Jayme’s parents. The criminal complaint says Patterson told investigators he was driving to his job at…

Austin Authorities: Another Explosion Reported

This is the 6th explosion in the Austin area since March 2nd

An FBI official carries items into a FedEX Office store Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in the southwest Austin suburb of Sunset Valley, Texas, as authorities investigate a recent string of package bombs. (Reshma Kirpalani/Austin American-Statesman via AP) UPDATE: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Police and federal authorities say the latest explosion to hit Austin was caused by an “incendiary device” and…

Great Outdoors: Midwest Masters Ski Races

Skiers hit the slopes at Spirit Mountain for the final race of the season

DULUTH, Minn. – The Ski racing season came to a close as Spirit Mountain hosted the Midwest Masters Ski Races last Saturday. Fox 21 Photojournalist Graham Hakala talked to skiers and organizers at the event who say they find their passion on the hills.  56 racers took to the slopes during the competition. The Midwest Masters is a U.S. Alpine…

Pennsylvania Congressional Contest Considered Preview for November Midterms

Due to new congressional boundaries, the winner will have to start campaigning for re-elecetion in November.

(Photo Courtesy: AP)MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Voters across western Pennsylvania weighed in Tuesday on a surprisingly tight congressional contest that pitted the strength of President Donald Trump’s grasp on blue-collar America against the energy and anger of the political left. The fight between Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb has drawn national attention as a bellwether…

Bent Paddle Brewing Teams Up with Northwoods Women in Science

Five percent of sales from the Session Barleywine beer will go toward the non-profit.

DULUTH, Minn. – Bent Paddle Brewing Company has announced their latest partnership.  Five percent of the sales from their current Valve Jockey beer, “Session” Barleywine, will benefit  Northwoods Women in Science. The Valve Jockey Brewer’s Series celebrates the brewers’ creativity by giving them a platform to create a new brew. Beyond creating a recipe, they also showcase their passions and interests by…

Minnesota State’s Registration System Needs $10 Million Infusion

MNLARS says it needs $10 million in immediate emergency funds by Thursday

ST. PAUL, Minn. – MNLARS says it needs $10 million dollars in emergency funds by Thursday. The state’s newly appointed IT Commissioner telling lawmakers if they “Don’t get the money, critical workers could be laid off or leave immediately.” The cost of MNLARS has already ballooned to more than $100 million dollars, and officials say the end cost could be…

Sen. Tom Bakk Invites Delta Air Lines to Minnesota Amid Gun Debate

Bakk to Delta Air Lines: You can always come home

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus Leader Tom Bakk is encouraging Delta Air Lines to move its corporate headquarters to Minnesota.  Delta absorbed Minnesota grown airline Northwest in 2008 and consolidated operations in Atlanta, Georgia.  This invitation comes on the heals of a threat Georgia lawmakers made to Delta to vote down a $50 million sales tax exemption…

Governor Dayton Signs Legislative Budget

“I am glad to put this matter behind us." - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton today signed Chapter 100, HF 399 into law. This bill provides budget funding for the Minnesota Senate and House, and reimburses funding to the Legislative Coordinating Commission. In a statement to the press, Dayton said, “I am glad to put this matter behind us, so that we may turn our attention to the…

School Closings and Delays for Friday 2-23-18

The following schools are closed are starting late on Friday, 2-23-18 Closed Watersmeet Township Schools 2-hour delay Barnum Schools Birchwood School District East Central Schools Esko Schools Carlton Schools – no morning preschool Cloquet Schools Moose Lake Schools Northwood School, Minong, WI St. Scholastica – opening at 10 a.m. University of Minnesota – Duluth – opening at 10 a.m. Categories:…

Will the Ice Caves Open this Year?

It takes more than just cold temps to open this national treasure.

BAYFIELD, Wis. – The ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are closed right now, but when they are open to the public, massive crowds gather at the site.  Will they or won’t they open?  Tonight in a special report we go out with park rangers responsible for making that call.