Author: Natalie Froistad

Harlem Globetrotter Visits FOX 21 While Promoting Bullying Prevention, World Tour

2018 “Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour” Stops in Duluth Next Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Harlem Globetrotters are known for their amazing talents on the basketball court, but also for the work they do with children. The team will be bringing their tricks to Amsoil Arena on Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. The players will show off on the court in the “2018 Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour” while taking…

Torching Bananas with Local Cooking Instructor

Cooking Connection: Bananas Foster

DULUTH, Minn. – Ending dinner with a sweet treat is a must for many, but have you ever made a dessert that’s perfect for brunch, too? For this week’s Cooking Connection, local chef Arlene Coco was in the kitchen with FOX 21’s William Seay to make bananas foster, or what Coco calls, Torched Bananas with Salted Caramel Sauce. Coco has…

“Girls Night Out” Supports Two Harbors Food Shelf

Brides Don Old Wedding Gowns for Good Cause

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Finding the perfect dress for your wedding day is something little girls dream about, but after the wedding day what happens to the beautiful dress? Some Northland women are creating a space for those dresses to come out of the closet, all while helping the hungry in the region. They’re calling it the ultimate girls night…

Fuse Duluth Invites Public to Anniversary Networking Event

Fuse Duluth Celebrates 13 Years

DULUTH, Minn. – This year Fuse Duluth, a networking group in town, is celebrating 13 years and they’re hoping you attend the party. This year’s anniversary theme is Fire and Ice. The event features over 20 local restaurants, bakeries, distilleries and breweries who will offer tastings during the event. The event is Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m….

Northland Uncovered: Lake County Courthouse

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – County courthouses are visited for necessity and oftentimes the history represented within the walls is overlooked. One courthouse in the Northland has been standing for over 100 years, but it wasn’t always that way. Two Harbors resident Mitchel Costley knows all about the Lake County Courthouse, “I grew up here, so I’ve been in and out…

Minnesota Ballet Takes on Famous “Swan Lake” for Spring Performances

DULUTH, Minn. – The ballet is back with Spring performances of Swan Lake this weekend. Minnesota Ballet Executive Artistic Director Robert Gardner is staging the ballet in honor of his 10 year anniversary in the position and 25 year anniversary with the company. Previously, Act II of Swan Lake was performed by the then-Duluth Ballet in 1993. Performances this weekend…

Mentor Duluth Seeks New Recruits

March into Mentoring Campaign Underway

DULUTH, Minn. – This month Mentor Duluth is aiming to recruit new mentors through their annual March into Mentoring campaign. Each March, Mentor Duluth sets a goal of diminishing the wait list of over 200 kids and matching them with new mentors. The organization is also hoping to garner support through an annual event. Prom Across the Ages is taking…

Cool Cars to Fill DECC for 50th Motorhead Madness

Coffee Conversation: Arrowhead Autobody Motorhead Madness

DULUTH, Minn. – Classic cars, hot rods, trucks, race cars, remote-controlled cars and more will fill the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center this weekend. The 50th Annual Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness is taking place Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. Danielle Colby from History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ will be holding a Meet and Greet Saturday from 11 a.m. –…

DCHS History Sunday Features “NOTHiNG”

Douglas County Historical Society Brings Back History Sunday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Douglas County Historical Society is bringing back History Sunday events. This weekend, you can learn all about NOTHiNG. NOTHiNG was a plastic container with nothing in it. The gift box was a local sensation that was in response to the pet rock craze. The box was created by two local radio disc jockeys, Dale Botten and…

Nationally Known Speaker Visits Duluth for 100 Year Church Anniversary

Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church Celebrates 100 Years

DULUTH, Minn. – The Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church is celebrating a major milestone. This year is the 100th year the church has been in Duluth. A group of Greek immigrants established the church in 1918. The church once had a congregation that was 99 percent Greek but is now filled with diverse backgrounds. To honor this milestone, church…

Green Grocery to Bring Luck to CHUM Food Shelf

Endion Station Teams up with CHUM for Donation Drive

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the luck of the Irish may be coming to CHUM Food Shelf. One local St. Patrick’s Day celebration is aiming to help with hunger in the Northland. Endion Station and CHUM have joined forces for a Green Grocery event. Between 11 a.m. – midnight on Saturday, March 17 anyone can donate $5 or bring a…

Duluth Rowing Club Nears Fundraising Goal and Boathouse Completion

Active Adventures: Icebreaker Party

DULUTH, Minn. – Over the last few years, the Duluth Rowing Club has worked to build a new home for their club. Now, a fully funded and finished new boathouse is nearly a reality. Northlanders have the chance to help with the final stages of work. More than 90 percent of the $1 million goal has been attained, and the…

Local Non-profit Continues Free Prom Dress Giveaway

"If the Dress Fits" to Give Away Hundreds of Free Prom Dresses

DULUTH, Minn. – Prom isn’t too far away for many Northland students, and oftentimes it brings memories that are kept for years. However, the cost of prom can sometimes be daunting. The non-profit “If the Dress Fits” is here to help anyone struggling with buying a prom dress. They’re hosting their 3rd Annual Prom Dress Giveaway in the coming days….

Mixing up the Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer

Cooking Connection: Leprechaun Dip

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so for this week’s Cooking Connection we made an appropriate dish for the holiday. Local chef Arlene Coco was in the kitchen with FOX 21’s William Seay to make Leprechaun Dip Coco has three decades of experience, is a professional cooking instructor and gives cooking classes to groups of…

Smooth Sounds of Jazz to Fill UMD Music Halls

UMD Celebrates 45th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival This Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the smooth sounds of jazz will be filling music halls at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. It’s all for the 45th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival. The fun gets underway with a performance by the Bobby Watson Quartet on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. It…

String Quartet to Perform in Duluth Breweries

Beerthoven: On Tour

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth is known for its great craft beer industry, and also for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. Now, the two are joining forces. The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is going on tour with Beerthoven to five different breweries. The Highland String Quartet will be performing at Hoops Brewing from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This is free to…

Kid-Friendly Events Connect Youth to Northland History

Camp Bong & Stuffie Boot Camp Taking Registrations

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Two fun events in Superior are getting school-aged kids involved with local history. Officials at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center are continuing Camp Bong have created another event, Stuffie Boot Camp. Camp Bong is put on by the historical center and The University of Wisconsin – Superior. Camp Bong is a sleepover experience at the…

Toppers Pizza to Open in Duluth Mid-April

DULUTH, Minn. – A new spot to pick up a pizza will soon be open in Duluth. Two Duluth natives, Jordan DeCaro and Jon Matko, are opening a Wisconsin-based Toppers Pizza location. General Manager Justin Lyons, also a Duluth native, visited FOX 21 and tells us Toppers pizza stands out because their pizzas are all made with fresh ingredients. Toppers…

National MS Awareness Week Highlights Work to Find a Cure

Walk MS, Bike MS and Finish MS Events Support Fundraising Efforts

DULUTH, Minn. – People around the world are working to change the lives of those living with Multiple Sclerosis. This week, March 11 – 17, is National MS Awareness Week. Multiple Sclerosis is when the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system, distorting and interrupting nerve impulses to and from the brain producing a wide variety of symptoms. Over…

Economic Outlook for Northland to be Discussed at Annual Forum

Coffee Conversation: REIF Breakfast

DULUTH, Minn. -Next month Northlanders will have the chance to learn about the area’s economic outlook. The National Bank of Commerce is hosting the annual REIF Breakfast on Tuesday, April 3. The Regional Economic Indicators Forum gives local business owners an opportunity to network and receive information on current business trends. Students from local colleges, The University of Minnesota –…

Bodyweight Circuit Workout with The Strength Factory

Active Adventures: Strength Factory

SUPERIOR, Wis. -With Spring and Summer around the corner, several people are working to get into shape for the warmer months. One place to do that is The Strength Factory in Superior. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay did a circuit bodyweight workout with CEO Kelly Kellar. The gym focuses on strong bodies and strong minds with…

LCO Community College Offers Educational Opportunities to All

HAYWARD, Wis. – It’s the time of year when colleges across the country are taking applications and registering current students for classes, and that includes right here in the Northland. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is always welcoming new students. This morning, LCO Marketing and Student Success Counselor Taylor Nelson, along with Marketing Assistant and Student Intern Lindsay Dillon…

Creating Truffles Featured at Chocolate After Dark

Cooking Connection: Lyric Kitchen Bar

DULUTH, Minn. – Arc Northland is once again holding their Chocolate After Dark Fundraiser. The 21st annual event will include sampling chocolate creations from featured local chefs, a silent auction, a gift card wall and a cash bar. All proceeds from the event go to supporting and expanding Arc Northland’s advocacy and educational programming for individuals and families with disabilities….

Find the Perfect Summer Camp through Annual Extravaganza

3rd Annual Summer Camp Extravaganza

DULUTH, Minn. – We’re at the tail end of winter and people of all ages are eager to get back outdoors to enjoy everything the Northland has to offer. Luckily. the Miller Hill Mall is stepping in to help. The 3rd Annual Summer Camp Extravaganza is taking place on Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event…

Brownstone Church Stands in Duluth for Over 100 Years

Northland Uncovered: Mount Olive Lutheran Church

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is filled with historic churches and they each have their own unique beginning. One church in town has been standing for over 100 years and in that time, two congregations have found their home inside. The building that is now home to Mount Olive Lutheran Church was built in 1906. The Mount Olive…

AICHO Works to Rebuild Rooftop Garden

Leadership Duluth Asks Community to Sponsor AICHO Garden Beds

DULUTH, Minn. – The American Indian Community Housing Organization is growing its rooftop garden and is seeking donors. The garden was removed last year as roof work was completed. Now, as AICHO looks to move it back, it’s also expanding. AICHO is focused on helping Native women with social issues impacting them such as domestic violence, housing, advocacy and cultural…

School Closings & Delays 3-6-18

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

School Closings and Delays for Tuesday, March 6, 2018: Closed: Winter School District Two-Hour Delay Aitkin School District Birchwood School District Cloquet School District East Central Schools Solon Springs School District Categories: School Closings Tags: school closings, school delays