Author: Melissa Lentz

Three Dead in Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

RADISSON, Wis. – The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office reports two adults and one child are dead after possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Deputies responded to the call on Sunday, Oct. 29 just before 11:30 a.m., at the report of three unresponsive people at a residence located on Highway 27/70 in Radisson. First responders arrived to find the three victims, who have…

Governor: Tax Plan Would Cut Deductions for 900,000 Minnesotans

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is calling on President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers to abandon their tax proposal, which is estimated to cut deductions for 900,000 middle-class Minnesota families. As a result, an average of $12,000 tax deduction would be eliminated per Minnesotan. “One of their most offensive proposals would eliminate the deductibility of Minnesota’s state…

Study: Roundabouts Reduce Serious Injuries in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s nearly 200 roundabouts are reducing serious injuries and saving lives, according to a new study released by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. According to MnDOT officials, roundabouts have a comparable initial construction costs and lower life-cycle cost than a traffic signal with similar traffic capacity. The study examined the safety performance of 144 roundabouts by…

Duluth Artist Wins Walleye Stamp Contest

Third win for the artist!

2018 Walleye Stamp competitionFirst Place: Dean Kegler (MnDNR) DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that a Duluth artist has won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest. Dean Kegler, was selected by judges from among 11 entries for the annual contest sponsored by the DNR. Kegler’s painting featured a walleye about to strike a crankbait and will…

School Bus Accident in Superior

(Superior Police Dept.) SUPERIOR, Wis. – Just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Superior Police Department responded to a vehicle and school bus crash on Broadway Street and Banks Avenue, according to Superior PD. Police report that a blue Subaru was traveling southbound on Banks Ave and failed to stop for the sign at the intersection. The vehicle then collided…

Absentee Voting Opens for Duluth Residents

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth residents wishing to vote absentee for the upcoming City of Duluth and School District 709 Election will have the opportunity now through Mon. Nov. 6. Residents may vote in person in City Hall room 330, located on the 3rd Floor at 411 West First Street. Voting the final three days may be done during the following…

City of Superior Announces ‘Name That Park Contest’

Winner receives a $100 gift card!

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Mayor Jim Paine and 8th District Councilor Craig Sutherland announced the City of Superior’s “Name That Park Contest” on Wednesday. Residents of Superior are invited to enter the contest to rename the North 18th Street and Oakes Avenue Play Area. “I think it’s a great idea to get the community involved. Give it a name that can…

Detour in Place on Superior Street for Water Main Project

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth Public Works and Utilities Department is informing the public of a temporary detour on Superior Street at 15th Avenue East. The detours begins today, Oct. 24 and is necessary for a water main connection. Traffic is expected to be detoured the entire week for the connection and road repairs. The detour is directing…

Wisconsin Drug Take Back Day Oct. 28

WISCONSIN – On Saturday, Oct. 28, the public is invited to safely dispose of their unwanted medications, both prescription and over-the-counter to Drug Take Back locations across the state. Drug Take Back Day is a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies, to help bring focus to the issues of prescription painkiller…

Woman Found on Fire Identified, Police Continue to Seek Witnesses

DULUTH, Minn. – Just before 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, the Duluth Police Department responded to the call of a woman on fire at 11501 Highway 23. Responding officers located a severely burned woman who was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The woman has been identified as 24-year-old Jaclyn Arnold, of Duluth. Arnold is currently in critical…

DNR Urges Caution Burning Yard Debris, as Fire Danger is Elevated

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging caution while burning yard wast or leaf piles outdoors, as areas of northwestern and central Minnesota have elevated fire danger due to sparse rain, high winds, and lack of humidity. As a result, open burning may be restricted in certain counties. Those looking to burn are encouraged to check the…

Annual Rose Tipping Scheduled Oct. 21, 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The public is invited to join the Duluth Parks staff and Lake Superior Rose Society in the annual Tipping of the Roses at Leif Erikson Park. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 3-6 p.m., weather permitting. Expert rose tippers will be on hand to…

Duluth Man Arrested, Charged in Marine General Theft Incident

Most of stolen lures still in factory packaging provided by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office UPDATE 10/17/17: The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Oct. 7, 2017, the fishing lures and other items of merchandise were recovered from a storage shed in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Duluth. The retail value of the recovered items exceeds $25,000….

Agencies Team Up for Warrant Resolution Day in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Louis County District Court in Duluth is partnering with local prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, the public defender’s office, and Community Connect to hold a Warrant Resolution Day on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Damiano Center, 206 W 4th Street. Individuals with outstanding warrants from anywhere in the state of Minnesota…

1 Dead, 2 Injured After Home Being Set on Foundation Falls

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Just before 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call of three adult males injured and trapped under a small home that was being transferred onto a foundation. Several agencies responded to the call in the 16000 block of Whipple Lane in Kelliher, near Shotley Township, around 60 miles north of…

Cold Weather Rule Protects Customers from Service Disconnection

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Power is reminding their residential customers who may have difficulty paying for their energy bills in the winter that help is available to them. The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule protects eligible customers from service disconnection during the winter as long as they take steps to ensure that protection. Under the statute, eligible customers are protected from…

3 In Custody After Assault at Bemidji Convenience Store

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the report of gunshots at 7189 Pete Lane NW near Highway 2 and Highway 89 at Pete’s Place West Convenience Store in Bemidji. Several agencies responded to the call including Beltrami County, Bemidji Police, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota BCA, Bureau of…

LSC Waiving Application Fee for October

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior College has announced it will be waiving its $20 application fee for the entire month of October, as part of a statewide initiative to encourage students to explore their higher education options. This year’s fall enrollment has been the highest it’s been in five years, according to the college. LSC is hoping to continue their…

Power Outage on Central Entrance

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department has notified FOX 21 of a power outage up on Central Entrance in Duluth. This outage has also impacted traffic signals in the area. Duluth PD says they are not currently directing traffic in the area and Public Works has not put signage out. Drivers are asked to pay attention and be alert…

Grand Portage Woman Arrested for Arson

Lori Dahmen (Cook County Sheriff’s Office) GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – Authorities responded to the report of a structure fire on Townsite Road in Grand Portage at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, according to the Cook County Sheriff. Crews from Grand Portage and Hovland Fire Department joined Cook County Deputies in responding to the call. The fire destroyed the home, no…

Duluth Crews Work to Correct Sanitary Sewer Release on Park Point

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth Public Works and Utilities has identified minor sanitary sewer releases along Minnesota Avenue from 18th to 20th Streets and is working to address the situation. Officials say the release is a result of high levels of ground water that is infiltrating the sanitary sewer from the record levels of Lake Superior. The public…

Body Discovered Off Becks Road in Maple

MAPLE, Wis. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the body of an adult male was discovered in a wooded area off of Becks Road in Maple Township Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy will be performed to positively identify the individual and determine a cause of death. The incident remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Categories:…

Szechuan Sauce Back at McDonalds for One Day Only

(McDonald’s) McDonalds has announced that for an extremely limited amount of time, one day to be exact, they will be bringing back Szechuan Sauce in select restaurants. On Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. select McDonald’s restaurants will be giving away Szechuan Sauce on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans of the show Rick and Morty have been obsessing about the…

Highway Projects in Hibbing On Schedule Despite Rain

Photo: MnDOT DULUTH, Minn. – Highway projects in Hibbing are on schedule despite the rainy weather, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Paving on Highway 169 remains set to be completed by the end of the week. Next week, crews will complete pavement markings and shouldering. Traffic control will be removed once the work on Hwy 169 is complete….

Fight to Lower College Textbooks Costs on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON D.C. – A push to bring down the cost of textbooks is in the works on Capitol Hill. The Affordable College Textbook Act was introduced in support of the creation and use of open college textbooks, which would allow students, professors, researchers, and others to freely access the materials. “It’s a way of putting pressure on the textbook companies,…

Ashland Co. Authorities Searching for Missing Man

Shane Cadotte UPDATE: Cadotte was discovered deceased in Sanborn on Thursday, Sept. 28. ASHLAND, Wis. – The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help on the whereabouts of Shane A Cadotte who has been reported missing, possibly under circumstances indicated that he is endangered or has been harmed. Shane Cadotte, 39 is described as a Native American male, 5’8″…

Grandma’s Marathon Registration Opens October 1

Grandma's Marathon will take place June 16, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Registration for the 42nd Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K, will open at 5 p.m. on Oct. 1. This is the third year that registration for all three races opens the same day. Entries for Grandma’s Marathon will be taken on a first come first serve…

Body Recovered from Storm Sewer along Lakewalk

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police have confirmed that human remains were recovered from a storm sewer line along the Lakewalk in Duluth. Authorities responded to the Lakewalk Restrooms around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. The report indicated a possible body in the storm sewer located there, according to police. Public Works members discovered what appeared to be a body…

Public Invited Aboard the Blue Heron

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday was the last opportunity for the public to climb aboard the Blue Heron. The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Large Lakes Observatory invites the public onboard the research vessel a few times a year for their “Science on Deck” event. Science on Deck gives visitors a chance to learn about the vessel and meet with researchers to…

19th Annual Lester River Rendezvous Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a fall tradition filled with canons, muskets, and hatchets; recreating the days of the fur trade along the shores of Lake Superior. This weekend, voyageurs will take over the Lester River for the 19th annual Lester River Rendezvous. Thursday and Friday mark the events Education Days, where re-enactors will immerse area students in the daily lives…