Author: Natalie Froistad

Nearly Naked Ruck March is now Taking Registrations

Local Nonprofit Supports Veterans in their Transition to Civilian Life

DULUTH, Minn. – At the end of March, hundreds will be marching along Duluth’s lakewalk to support veterans on their path to finding happiness. The Nearly Naked Ruck March, supporting 23rd Veteran, is taking place on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Participants will be hiking 10 miles in long underwear, carrying a weighted pack. The weight in each pack…

Good Meals for a Deal in Duluth this Week

Coffee Conversation: Eat Downtown

DULUTH, Minn. – This week more than a dozen restaurants in Duluth are cooking up meals for a deal. The restaurants have created multi-course lunch and dinner menus for folks to enjoy throughout the week. The lunches will be $10, with dinners costing $25. Eat Downtown runs Monday, March 5 through Saturday, March 10. For a full list of restaurants,…

Giant Insects Fill Duluth Depot

Educational Exhibit Features Entomology

DULUTH, Minn. – Giant insects are taking over the Duluth Depot. Friday an educational exhibit highlighting insects is opening up at the Duluth Depot. The World of Giant Insects exhibit opens Saturday, March 3. There will be eight giant robotic insects similar to the size of compact automobiles. The nationally recognized traveling exhibit runs through April 11. It’s free to…

Local Curling Club Encourages Athletes of All Ages to Join

Active Adventures: Two Harbors Curling Club

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay tried curling for the first time. The morning crew drove up the North Shore to learn about the sport from curlers at the Two Harbors Curling Club. Kay Libby, a club member who’s been curling since she was a teenager, says curling is a great lifetime sport….

Wise Fool Theater Presents “Treasure Island” and First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance

Treasure Island's Dr. Livesey and Long John Silver Visit FOX 21

DULUTH, Minn. – Wise Fool Theater is gearing up to kick off their next production. Treasure Island begins shows Friday, March 2 and they run through Sunday, March 18. For the first time ever, Wise Fool Theater will be offering a special Sensory Friendly performance – specially geared towards children on the autism spectrum and other patrons who might not…

Flower-Infused Chocolate Cream Puffs to be Featured at Chocolate After Dark

Cooking Connection: June Apple Kitchen

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….

Thousands Expected at 10th Annual Duluth Women’s Expo

The Annual Expo is This Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – The 10th Annual Duluth Women’s Expo is taking place this weekend and this year it’s expected to be even bigger and better than ever before. On Saturday, March 3 thousands of women will fill the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to attend the event. Featuring more than 100 exhibitors, attendees can find anything relating to security and self-defense,…

Nine-Year-Old Pianist and Composer to Perform at KTWH Variety Show

Cabin Fever Reliever Radio Variety Show Support Two Harbors Radio

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – A local radio station in Two Harbors is hoping to rid Northlanders of their cabin fever with an annual event. The Cabin Fever Reliever Radio Variety Show is taking place Sunday, March 4 at Two Harbors High School. This is an annual fundraiser for KTWH Radio. The event features 10 acts of various ages and several…

Registration for Twin Ports Pro Development Camp Opens Thursday

Camp is Designed to Give Young Players the Highest Level of Instruction in the Northland

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Young hockey players in the Northland will once again get the chance to skate with and learn from professional hockey players. The 3rd Annual Twin Ports Pro Development Camp is coming up June 25-29. Professional hockey players Andy Welinski, Brett Olson, Mike Sislo, and Adam Krause will be instructing the players. The camp is for boys and…

Annual Job and Internship Fair Offers Opportunities to Northland Community

Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you’re eager to find a job or interested in learning more about a new career path, The University of Wisconsin-Superior can help you do so this week.   The Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair is being held Thursday, March 1 at the Yellowjacket Union on UW-Superior’s campus. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….

Duluth Fire Station is Home to Nearly 100 Years of History

Northland Uncovered: Fire Station 10

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is home to eight fire stations. Some of those are nearly 100 years old. That includes Station 10 in Gary New Duluth. It was built in 1927 and was first occupied in 1928. Originally, the building housed both the fire department and police department, along with a library and community center. “We had…

UMD to Perform Play by Local Playwright

"These Shining Lives" Performances Begin Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – This week a play is opening in Duluth highlighting the struggle women faced as they advocated for a safe workplace in the 1920s and 1930s. “These Shining Lives” will be presented March 1 – 18 in Dudley Experimental Theatre in Marshall Performing Arts Center at UMD. Playwright Melanie Marnich was born and raised in the Morgan Park…

Drone Photographs of FOX 21 Photojournalist to be Featured at Vanilla Bean

Coffee Conversation: Drone Art Gallery

DULUTH, Minn. -The Northland provides the beautiful landscape for any artist to portray. A local photographer is showing the sites through drone work. Adam Jagunich will be presenting a drone photo gallery at The Vanilla Bean – Two Harbors through March. An art opening is being held Thursday, March 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Adam will be at the…

Northland Native Writes & Directs Holocaust Play

Historical Play Performed at UW-Superior This Weekend

SUPERIOR, Wis. – An original play written from the view of children who experienced the holocaust is being performed at UW-Superior this weekend. “Children of the Holocaust” will be performed in the Manion Theatre on the UW-Superior campus. Performances will take place on Feb. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. This original script, which…

Duluth YMCA Offers Opportunity to Stay Active During the Cold Winter

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. – New activity sessions are starting up at the Duluth YMCA. Winter session II is beginning next week which includes pretty much all of the YMCA’s programs such as gymnastics, swimming, rock climbing, taekwondo, pickleball, and much more. The Duluth YMCA is located at 302 w 1st st, Duluth, MN 55802. They can be reached at (218) 722-4745….

Northlanders Take on Extreme Freeze for Cold Camping

Special Report: Extreme Camping

DULUTH, Minn. – On a cold winter day, heading out to camp may not be the ideal way most people would want to spend their time. However, hundreds of people live to get outdoors during the wintertime. Cold camping is a passion of Brian and Miranda Gustad and their friends. “Not too many people get out and do this so…

Local Farmers and Producers Celebrate CSA Programs Friday

National CSA Day Connects Farmers and Community

BAYFIELD, Wis. – Community-supported agriculture is something many Northlanders take part in. Friday, February 23 is National CSA Day. This morning, Lake Superior CSA Manager Evan Flom and farmer Chris Duke visited FOX 21 to talk about the importance of CSAs and this national day. This day gives farmers and food producers an opportunity to connect the local community with…

Searing Scallops with New Duluth Restaurant

Cooking Connection: Sound

DULUTH, Minn. – A new restaurant in Duluth is bringing a classy, seafood option to the table for its customers. Sound opened about a month ago in the old city hall building at 132 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802. For this week’s Cooking Connection, Executive Chef Patrick Moore made scallops. For more information call (218) 464-1972 or head to soundduluth.com….

Organists Perform Free Recitals in Duluth Through March

Annual Lenten Midday Organ Recital Series

DULUTH, Minn. – This week a series of organ recitals is beginning in Duluth. The performances will last through Lent. The Lenten Midday Organ Recital Series, sponsored by the Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, offers free half hours recitals Wednesdays, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. at various locations in Duluth. A free-will offering will be received at each…

North Shore Scenic Railroad Officials Seek New Conductors

Conductor Classes are Open at All

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’ve ever wanted to contribute to the history and legacy of the North Shore Scenic Railroad now is your chance. The North Shore Scenic Railroad is always looking for more volunteers, and now they’re looking for new conductors. Railroad officials are holding a series of classes for those interested in the task. They are starting up…

Minnesota Man Dies in Snowmobile Crash

Crash Occurred in Washburn, WI

WASHBURN, Wis. – A man is dead following a snowmobile crash over the weekend. The crash happened Saturday, February 17 just before 2:00 a.m. The Bayfield County 911 Communication Center got the call regarding the crash at 1:58 a.m. The crash happened on Pajala Road near Forest Road 690 in the Town of Washburn. It was reported that one snowmobile…

Family Fun and Bonding is Goal of Annual Dance

Coffee Conversation: 4th Annual Mother-Son Super Hero Dance

DULUTH, Minn. – Father-daughter dances are common bonding moments for families, but what about mothers and their sons? One Northland group is ensuring they have their special time, too. A Sweet Event is hosting the 4th Annual Mother-Son Super Hero Dance in Duluth. The event is being held Saturday, February 24 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works….

Finnish Culture to be Highlighted at Annual Event this Weekend

2018 Kalevala Day Celebration

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the Finnish culture is being celebrated through an annual event. The 2018 Kalevala Day Celebration is taking place on Sunday, February 25. The fun starts up at 1:00 p.m. at Kenwood Lutheran Church located at 2720 Myers Ave. in Duluth. There will be a bake sale, live music and a program by Jim Pellman. Categories:…

Joseph Nease Gallery features “Sweep” Exhibition

Display Shows Work of Contemporary Artists

DULUTH, Minn. – A new exhibition of artwork at a local gallery is showing a range of contemporary painters. Joseph Nease Gallery is currently featuring “Sweep”. “Sweep” is a regional and national survey of more than 20 contemporary painters, presenting new or recent artwork by all of the painters currently represented by the Gallery, as well as an equal number…

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Visits Duluth Boat Show

Foundation Focuses on Conservation

DULUTH, Minn. – An exhibit new to the Duluth area is now on display at the 52nd Annual Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s traveling conservation exhibit showcases some of the largest bull elk from across North America. The RMEF’S Great Elk Tour celebrates elk, conservation, and hunting heritage. The event is taking place…

Polar Plungers to Dive into Frigid Lake Superior Saturday

Duluth Polar Bear Plunge Supports Special Olympics Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of brave souls will be jumping into the frigid waters of Lake Superior this weekend and it’s all for a good cause. The Duluth Polar Bear Plunge, benefitting Special Olympics Minnesota, is Saturday. “Special Olympics athletes, just in our area, we have a few hundred people. There’s 8,000 in the state and they range anywhere from…