Author: Natalie Froistad

Volunteers Keep Historical Landmarks Functioning in the Northland

Northland Uncovered: Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s National Volunteer week across America and it’s volunteers that help keep our favorite historical landmarks running throughout the country. It’s easy to see Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center volunteer Debbie Ritzinger’s passion for her job. “I read the letters, I touch everything that comes in, I work with wonderful people,” said Ritzinger. Ritzinger has been…

Annual Bike Swap to Kick Off Spring and Support Local Organizations

Coffee Conversation: 12th Annual Bike Swap

DULUTH, Minn. – As we transition slowly into Spring, many Northlanders are ready to get on their bikes and go for a ride. If you need a new bike or are looking to sell your old one, you can do so this weekend for a good cause. The 12th Annual Bike Swap is taking place on Saturday, April 21 and…

Strength Training on New Duluth YMCA Equipment

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. -As Spring weather continues to evade the Northland, FOX 21’s William Seay went inside the Duluth YMCA to work with a personal trainer. Emily Ranta, the Associate Executive Director of the Duluth YMCA says during the “mud season” the center sees an uptick in people and need for personal training. The Duluth YMCA recently got rid of 15-year-old…

Farley’s Family Restaurant is Home to Award-Winning Quiche

Cooking Connection: Quiche Lorraine

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – A local restaurant is touting a new title after a successful run at an international competition. Farley’s Family Restaurant got Second Place at the World Food Championships with their Quiche Lorraine recipe. Kelly Trumpold, the Owner and Executive Chef of Farley’s Family Restaurant, says the dish is easy to make at home but packed with flavor. Farley’s…

Wisconsin Town is Home to Carnegie Library and Presidential History

Northland Uncovered: Washburn Public Library

WASHBURN, Wis. – A library is often a place for community and that’s a constant across the country, including right here in the Northland. Some Wisconsinites even stop by their hometown library when they’re back in town just for a little reminder of home. A Carnegie Library isn’t a rare sight to see in the country, but one building stands…

The Fish Heads Perform on FOX 21 Ahead of Cabin Fever Festival

Bluegrass Festival Comes to Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – It seems as if winter is never going to end in the Northland, so if you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house, you may want to visit the Cabin Fever Festival. The annual festival features bluegrass music. The festival runs Friday, April 6th through Sunday, April 8th at the Radisson Harborview Hotel. There…

Health Professionals Give Tips to Runners

Active Adventures: Gearing up for Grandma's

DULUTH, Minn. – There may still be snow on the ground, but it truly is Spring and Grandma’s Marathon is just over two months away. As runners get ready for race weekend, local health professionals are giving advice to the athletes. Essentia Health is teaming up with Grandma’s Marathon for the prerace seminar Gearing up for Grandma’s. It’s taking palce…

Renegade Gardener Talks Cool & Creative Containers at Home Show

Don Engebretson to Give Daily Presentations

DULUTH, Minn. – The Arrowhead Home and Builder Show starts up Wednesday, April 4 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, and this year there won’t be a lack of things to check out. This morning Renegade Gardener, Don Engebretson, stopped by FOX 21 to give a preview of his presentation. Engebretson has been featured on PBS, HGTV, and the DIY…

UMD Theatre Presents Fairy Tale Classic

"Into the Woods" Performances Begin April 12

DULUTH, Minn. – Students from UMD are taking on a story involving some well-known fairy tale characters. UMD Theatre is presenting “Into the Woods” April 12 – 21. The stories of the characters intertwine and the plot takes them to a darker place than the fairytale stories that are so well known. The shows will be April 12 – 14…

Comedy Coming to NorShor Stage

Lend Me a Tenor Premieres Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – This week a comedy is taking over the NorShor Theatre as performances of “Lend Me a Tenor” begin Thursday, April 5. Performances will run through Sunday, April 15. The comedy follows the Cleveland Grand Opera Company the night Tito Merelli, the world-famous Italian tenor (played by community artist, Jody Kujawa), is set to perform the starring role…

Karpeles Museum Presents “Milton’s Hell in Voice and Image”

DULUTH, Minn. – Tonight, Tuesday, April 3, an exhibit is opening up at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Duluth depicting Milton’s Hell. Professor Karmen Lenz, Ph.D. will give a gallery talk introducing a multimedia art and video exhibit titled “Milton’s Hell in Voice and Image.” The video merges a spoken word reading of the language describing the epic struggle between…

Annual Rummage Sale to Fill Heritage Sports Center

Coffee Conversation: 3rd Annual Arena Rummage Sale

DULUTH, Minn. – One man’s trash may become another man’s treasure this weekend. The 3rd Annual Arena Rummage Sale is taking place on Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Sports Center. This is considered the largest indoor rummage sale in Northeastern Minnesota. For more information head to www.arenarummagesale.com. Categories: Business, Coffee Conversation, Community, Features,…

Duluth Bikes, Bicyclists Around the World Challenge Northlanders to Bike for 30 Days

30 Days of Biking Starts Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – March is coming to an end and bicyclists around the world are hoping many join them for a biking challenge in April. The 30 Days of Biking campaign challenges people to ride their bicycle every day for 30 days. There is no limit on the ride; it can be around the block or for many miles. Duluth…

Custom-fit Clubs Result in Better Golf Game

Active Adventures: Nevada Bob's Golf

DULUTH, Minn. – Although the Northland is seeing snow once again, Spring is here and warmer weather is on the horizon. This makes it the perfect time to prepare for golf season. Nevada Bob’s Golf is the only spot in the Northland that custom-fits club. Manager Dan Szymczak says getting a custom-fit club can dramatically help your golf game. Nevada…

St. Luke’s Doctor Stresses Importance of Kidney Screenings

March is National Kidney Month

DULUTH, Minn. – March is National Kidney Month and many don’t realize one in three Americans is at risk for Kidney Disease. Local doctors tell us that’s why it’s so important to be screened for the disease. Dr. Sandy Popham of St. Luke’s Nephrology Associates stopped by FOX 21 to speak on the topic. Dr. Popham says those that are most…

Spicing up Dinner with Lyric Kitchen Bar

Cooking Connection: Jerked Jamaican Pork Medallions

DULUTH, Minn. – As Spring begins to melt the snow and warm up the Northland, Lyric Kitchen Bar is heating things up in the kitchen. For this week’s Cooking Connection, we’re making Jerk Pork Medallions with Dan Flesch, the Executive Chef for The Holiday Inn and Lyric Kitchen Bar. The Lyric Kitchen Bar is located at 205 W. Superior St.,…

UW-Superior and Superior City Leaders Join Forces to Create Better City Environment

Three Community Listening Sessions Remain in Series

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior City leaders and folks from the UW-Superior Center for Community Engaged Learning have been working together to make the town a better place. Together, they’ve been hosting a series of community listening sessions to determine needs of the community. In previous sessions, students, the elderly and more have given their opinions on what is important to…

Two Harbors Church is Home to Oldest Congregation in City

Northland Uncovered: United Church of Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The community at church often becomes family for those in the congregation. One church up the North Shore has had that feeling for over 110 years. Don Lindahl is a life-long Two Harbors resident and he’s passionate about the history of the United Church of Two Harbors because it represents important moments in his life. “When…

Spring Cleaning is Necessary for Electronics, Too

Verizon Wireless Electronic Spring Cleaning

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring has arrived and you might be starting to clean up your house as the weather begins to warm up, but what about your electronic devices? Many of those gadgets need cleaning up, too. This time of year it helps to clear your phone’s storage by deleting apps or transferring pictures to another device. Experts say it’s…

Taste at Fitger’s Fights Hunger in the Northland

Coffee Conversation: Taste at Fitger's

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend Northlanders can sample some good food and wine while supporting the local food bank. In this week’s Coffee Conversation, FOX 21 sat down with Fitger’s Mall Manager Tami Tanski Sherman to chat about the 24th Annual Taste at Fitger’s. The event is taking place Friday, March 30 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Fitger’s…

The Duluth Experience Offers Ice Kayaking Tour

Active Adventures: Ice Kayaking

DULUTH, Minn. – True signs of Spring, the snow is slowly melting and this ice is thawing as ships begin moving in and out of the harbor. For this week’s Active Adventures, the FOX 21 morning crew took advantage of the slightly warmer weather to get outside. The Duluth Experience team is giving ice kayaking tours beginning in April and…