Author: Marcus Asmus

Heritage Center Loading Up with Knick-Knacks, Antiques for Saturday Rummage Sale

85 booths were being set up Friday in preparation for the six-hour rummage sale.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Heritage Sports Center loaded up Friday with all types of knick-knacks and special home goods for their sixth annual rummage sale Saturday morning. 85 booths were being set up Friday in preparation for the six-hour rummage sale. That’s down from the usual one hundred twenty spaces to make room for COVID safety precautions. Staff says they…

UMD Engineering Students Raising Money to Return to Kenya with Water Distribution System

After a trip to Kenya in 2020 to assess water needs, UMD's Engineers without Borders is raising $30,000 to travel back and drill a well in that village.

DULUTH, Minn.-UMD students in the engineers without borders group are on a mission to help provide clean water in Kenya, and on Friday they were looking for help from the community at hoops brewing in Canal Park. In 2020, a few students visited Nyansakia in Kenya, a village of about 2,000 people, to assess the village’s water needs. They found…

Barker’s Island Inn Ready For Busy Summer, Especially With Canadian Border Reopen

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Barker’s Island Inn is ready for a comeback after the pandemic didn’t allow the hotel and convention center to reach its full potential the past two years. Weddings and gatherings of all kinds had been rescheduled, and they are gearing up to have a busy 2022 summer season – especially with the Canadian border back open. “COVID…

Cirrus Aircraft Connects With LSC Students Interested In Aviation

They hope this partnership creates a pipeline for skilled students to work for high-demand positions in machining, automotive, aviation, and more.

DULUTH, Minn.- Lake Superior College and Cirrus Aircraft partnered up to connect with local students interested in joining the aviation industry. Cirrus Aircraft is located right next door to LSC. Representatives networked with classes in the college’s Aviation Center. They hope this partnership creates a pipeline for skilled students to work for high-demand positions in machining, automotive, aviation, and more….

Military Mom Returns From Deployment, Surprises Daughter At Daycare

SUPERIOR, Wis. –  A military mother gave her 4-year-old daughter a big surprise at daycare Monday. Kaylie Gustum surprised her daughter, Natalie, after serving a nine-month deployment in Kuwait and Syria. Kaylie decided to make her return a secret after seeing reunion videos online. “It’s definitely overwhelming and it’s going to be very fun learning her again. It’s been a…

Fitger’s Bookstore Fundraiser Provides Books With Diversity For Duluth Schools

DULUTH, Minn. – This past holiday season The Bookstore at Fitger’s held a fundraiser and collected $1,500 for new books that are now being donated to the Duluth Community Schools Collaborative. Book sellers made holiday ornaments out of old unusable books and sold them for funds toward the book donation. The collaborative represents what it calls three of Duluth’s most…

Superior Police Train To Avoid ‘Causing Harm Or Making Costly Mistakes’

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Police Department is going through a national training program to develop a deeper culture of intervention to avoid harmful situations or making costly mistakes. The Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement, also known as The ABLE Project, was developed by the Georgetown University Law Center. Superior police join a select group of 200 law enforcement agencies…

Soaking in Sights and Sounds of Amnicon Falls Before Years’ End

SOUTH RANGE, Wis.- Some folks didn’t mind the cold, and decided t spend the last day of 2021 admiring and capturing the natural beauty available 365 days a year at Amnicon Falls State Park. FOX 21 Photojournalist Marcus Asmus takes us there. Categories: Entertainment, News, News – Latest News, Wisconsin Tags: Amnicon Falls, Linda Miller, RJ Miller

Christmas Lights Up At Glensheen Mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at Duluth’s Glensheen Mansion. The mansion is back with its annual self-guided Christmas tours, which include 25 decorated trees and hidden elves, along with Marcia Hales’ Spirit of the Lights display. FOX 21 photojournalist Marcus Asmus takes us there. Categories: Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

Haunted Yard in Cloquet Raises Money for County Seat Theater, Donations for Food Shelf

CLOQUET, Minn.- One man in Cloquet decked out his yard for a fun trick-or-treat destination, while also raising funds for the County Seat Theater and donations for the local food shelf. FOX 21 Photojournalist Marcus Asmus takes us to the Nicholson Haunted Yard. Categories: Community, Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Bil Nicholson, Halloween, Halloween Decorations, haunted yard

Duluth Consignment Shop Stocked With Winter Apparel

DULUTH, Minn. – With the weather turning cooler, a Duluth consignment shop has ditched its summer items for winter apparel. The Great Lakes Gear Exchange on East 4th Street has more than 1,600 consigners with cold-weather items in their store right now. The switchover to winter was made in early October and will continue until the end of March with…

Special Report: When Love Turns Deadly

The daughter of murder victim Loretta Billman speaks out to raise awareness about domestic violence.

SAGINAW, Minn. – Every year, more than 600 American women are shot to death by intimate partners — roughly one every 14 hours, according to The senseless crime has no boundaries, and that was the case just months ago for a woman in Saginaw shot and killed by her significant other in a case of murder-suicide. In a special…

Special Report Preview: When Love Turns Deadly

Story to air Sunday on FOX 21 Local News at 9

A special report – When Love Turns Deadly – Sunday night on FOX 21 News at 9: “This wasn’t an accident. This man knew who he was taking from us. He saw my mom and he decided that nobody else could have her,” said Kari Matthes, Loretta Billman’s daughter. The daughter of 62-year-old Loretta Billman speaks out to FOX 21’s…

Superior Police Chief Talks 2021 Priorities For Department

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander sat down with FOX 21’s Dan Hanger to talk about his priorities for 2021, which include an increased focus on the department’s community policing efforts while investing in a virtual training simulator for officers. The company behind the simulator is called Survivr – and Alexander says his department will be the first…

Special Report: Inside Duluth’s 2020 Surge In Gun Violence

One-one-ones with police Chief Mike Tusken, the head of Duluth's Major Crimes Bureau, the medical director at St. Luke's ER and Mayor Emily Larson

DULUTH, Minn. –  We’re in the final month of a pandemic-ridden 2020 that’s created a lot of pain, unknowns and problems of all types for so many in the Northland. For the Duluth Police Department, the challenge has not only been navigating the virus but facing a record number of shootings — 36 of them this year alone — something…

Minong Grocery Store Owner Talks Wild Demand, Price Gouging, Summer Tourism Concerns

Owner Rob Henson believes snowbirds, cabin owners have all flocked to the area months earlier than usual because of the coronavirus outbreak

MINONG, Wis. – Small-town grocery stores are getting slammed with unusual demand amid the coronavirus outbreak. And for one grocery owner in Minong, there’s a fear there won’t be enough inventory out there to be stocked up for summer tourism season — a time that carries many small businesses through the slow winter months. “I don’t think anybody is prepared…

Ringing in the New Year Outdoors in the Northland

With most people enjoying the day off of work, some spent the holiday outside.

DULUTH, Minn. – With most people enjoying the day off of work, some spent the holiday outside. FOX 21 photojournalist Marcus Asmus caught up with outdoor enthusiasts at the Hartley Nature Center in Duluth. Categories: Features, Great Outdoors, News