Author: Natalie Froistad

Duluth Polar Bear Plunge is Saturday

Plungers Dive into Lake Superior for Good Cause

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend hundreds of people will be jumping into the frigid waters of Lake Superior all for a good cause. The Duluth Polar Bear Plunge is taking place on Saturday, February 17. The annual dive ito the lake raises money for Special Olympics Minnesota. Duluth Police Officer Mike Thamm says Minnesota has one of the biggest Special…

UMD Students to Perform with Orchestra

17th Annual Student Competition Concert

DULUTH, Minn. – Next week musicians at UMD will be performing in the 17th Annual Student Competition Concert. This is taking place on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall. Tickets can be purchased by calling 218-726-8877, or by visiting tickets.umn.edu. Categories: Community, Entertainment, Features, Links, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Orchestra, UMD, UMD Orchestra,…

Mac and The Big Cheese Bring Funny Flavor to Cooking Show

Comedy Duo will be Presenting at Duluth Sports Show

DULUTH, Minn. – The 52nd Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show is starting up in Duluth Wednesday. The show runs through Sunday, Feb. 18 at The Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. There is not a lack of entertainment and information to take in at the show. A presentation you won’t want to miss is with Mac and The Big…

Valentine’s Day Gift Option: Tech Gadets

DULUTH, Minn. – Valentine’s Day is just a day away, so if you’re still searching for a gift you’re in luck. Tayler Miller, a Solutions Specialist for Verizon Wireless, says some technology gifts are a great option. Google Home Mini: $49.99 Google Chromecast Ultra: $69.99 Case-Mate Phone Accessories: $79.99 Fitbit Ionic: $269.99 Verizon Wireless is located at 2112 Maple Grove…

UMD Students to Perform in Annual Bands Concert

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the musical talents of UMD students will be on display for the Annual Bands Concert. During the concert, two bands, The UMD Concert Band, which is made up of primarily non-music music majors, and the UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble, perform. Mark Whitlock, the Director of Bands, Trombone and Graduate Studies visited FOX 21 to discuss…

Traveling Exhibits Offer Glance at Formation of St. Louis County

Northland Uncovered: St. Louis County Historical Society Traveling Exhibits

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis County Historical Society is filled with stories of all the different cultures that have passed through and immigrated to the area. Now, historical society officials are hoping to share those stories with the Northland. The historical society has 16 traveling exhibits available for rent. Any organization can borrow them from schools and churches to…

MN Psychological Association Takes Nominations for Healthy Workplace Awards

MN Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Psychological Association’s Annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards competition is now taking nominations and applications. Nominations for the awards program are open through Feb. 16. The awards program recognizes organizations that make a commitment to programs and policies that foster employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance and productivity. To enter, all companies need to…

Duluth Flower Farm Offers Valentine’s Day Arrangements

Duluth Flower Farm Takes on Valentine's Day for the First Time

DULUTH, Minn. – Valentine’s Day is just two days away and if you haven’t purchased a gift for your sweetheart yet, you’re in luck. Duluth Flower Farm is providing Valentine’s Day flowers for the first time. The program is featuring Minnesota-grown flowers. The Duluth Flower Farm is offering eight arrangements to choose from and is providing free delivery. To purchase…

UMD Students Create Art to Support Duluth NAACP

Coffee Conversation: Freedom Fund Dinner

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth NAACP’s upcoming Freedom Fund Dinner is getting some support from UMD graphic design students. Those students are designing pieces to be sold as a fundraiser for the Duluth NAACP at the annual Freedom Fund Dinner. This is taking place on Friday, Feb. 23. There will be an art show from 5 – 6 p.m. and…

St. Luke’s Doctors Help Patients Deal Impact of Cancer Treatment

Cancer Management: Tips for Improving Your Quality of Life

DULUTH, Minn. – This month, doctors from St. Luke’s Hospital are working together to help those who have gone through cancer treatment. Stacy Sandberg, the Clinic Manager for St. Luke’s Regional Cancer Center, stopped by FOX 21 to discuss an upcoming lecture. The lecture is part of a Cancer Survivorship series. The theme on Tuesday,  February 20 is “Quality of…

Keeping Your Body Healthy in Cold Weather

Active Adventures: Safety for Muscles and Joints in Cold Weather

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures we spoke with Annita Winkels, DPT of In Motion Therapy. Winkels gave advice for staying healthy while out in extremely cold weather. In Motion Therapy is located at 2701 W Superior St #112, Duluth, MN 55806. They can be reached at (218) 727-1180 or www.inmotiontherapy.com. Categories: Active Adventures, News, News – Latest…

House Fire Sends Resident to Hospital

Home is Considered a Total Loss

MEADOWLANDS, Minn. – Friday morning, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a house fire. The call came in at 5:05 a.m., and the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 10200 block of Dart Rd. in Meadowlands, MN. The male homeowner, who was home alone, awoke to a fire in the kitchen area. The…

Congressman Rick Nolan to Retire After Current Term

Nolan Announced Retirement Friday Morning

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan has announced he will be retiring at the end of his term. Rep. Nolan made the announcement through a letter to the press Friday morning. Nolan has represented Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District since 2013. Previously, he represented Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District from 1975-1981. Rep. Nolan’s letter: “To the great people of Minnesota’s 8th District…

Local Business Owners to Brainstorm Solutions to Workforce Gap

NE MN Workforce Solutions Series

DULUTH, Minn. – Next week local leaders and business owners will be coming together to find a solution to the looming workforce gap. This is part of the “NE MN Workforce Solutions Series” event. The workforce gap is currently developing as baby boomers retire and the population in the Northeast region stays stagnant. According to Ian Vincent with Northforce, it…

St. Louis River Alliance to Host Annual Water Gala

3rd Annual Clean Water Gala

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is celebrating the hard work of the past year with the 3rd Annual Clean Water Gala. At the gala, there will be food, drinks, a silent auction and live music. It’s being held on Friday, February 9 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works. Tickets are $40 in advance and…

Cooking Swedish Meatballs for Hygge Dinner

Cooking Connection: Traditional Swedish Meatballs

LUTSEN, Minn. – Moguls Grille and Tap Room is taking advantage of Scandinavian culture throughout the Northland. Next week, they’re hosting a Hygge dinner celebrating Scandinavian comfort foods. This will be a five-course dinner with cocktails and live jazz music. The dinner is being held on February 8, at 6:00 p.m. For more information on the event head to caribouhighlands.com/moguls-grille/….

Fundraising Gala Supports Duluth Nordic Center

Duluth Cross-Country Ski Club Snowball Gala

DULUTH, Minn. – The winter weather taking over the Northland has been a wonderland for cross-country skiers around the area. The Duluth XC Ski Club has been out all season, but this weekend they’re taking things indoors. It’s for their Annual Snowball Gala taking place on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5:00 p.m. The gala is a fundraiser in support of…

St. Scholastica Theatre Premieres “Eleemosynary”

Playwright Lee Blessing to Hold Q&A

DULUTH, Minn. – The College of St. Scholastica Theatre has started performances of its latest production. “Eleemosynary” by Lee Blessing is running through this weekend. Evening performances will be Feb. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be in the St. Scholastica Theatre building, which is behind…

North Shore Town Bands Together to Create Heritage Center

Northland Uncovered: Knife River Heritage & Cultural Center

KNIFE RIVER, Minn. – Knife River Residents are working together to create a space to highlight the past. A group is hoping to create a Knife River Heritage and Cultural Center. This would feature the former Knife River Train Depot and Crusader II fish tug. “We want people to be aware of the history of our town before it fades…

Duluth Edison Charter Schools to Create Alumni Program with New Celebration

Coffee Conversation: DECS Alumni and Third Decade Celebration

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Edison Charter Schools is celebrating several years in the Northland. While marking that milestone, they’re hoping to build school spirit through alum. Bonnie Jorgenson, the Head of Schools, says this is important in order to build a school community that lasts a lifetime. This past year, the school is entering its 21st year, so the new…

Best Buy Shares Tips for Creating Optimal Super Bowl Experience

Best Buy has created a Tech Zone at the Mall of America. Former NFL Star Linebacker for the Minneapolis Vikings Ben Leber and Best Buy’s Geek Squad Chief Inspector Nate Bauer told FOX 21 about the best tech available, tips, and deals relating to the “Big Game on Super Sunday”. For more information, head to www.bestbuy.com. Categories: Business, Community, Entertainment,…

Local Brewer Gives Food and Beer Pairing Tips for Super Bowl Parties

Hoops Brewing Visits FOX 21

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s nearly time to prepare Super Bowl snacks and beer for a party celebrating the big game. Dave Hoops, Owner of Hoops Brewing, stopped by FOX 21 to lend his expertise on the subject. “Number one I’m going to say drink some water, but number two, if you’re going to have a party you want to have…

Staying Connected to Super Bowl 52 Through Technology

DULUTH, Minn. – Super Bowl 52 is just days away and the tickets are pretty pricey, so if you’re staying home to watch the big game Verizon Wireless is helping you do that. Solutions Specialist Tayler Miller says a Google Home is great for folks who are hosting Super Bowl parties. She says having a Google Home will help during…

Scaling the Ice with Duluth Climbers Coalition

Active Adventures: Ice Climbing

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures the FOX 21 morning crew visited Duluth’s newest city park. Quarry Park is a secluded haven for climbing enthusiasts. Athletes with the Duluth Climbers Association can often be found on the rocks. Some of these climbers taught FOX 21’s William Seay about ice climbing. Board Member of Duluth Climbers Coalition Dave Pagel…

Wise Fool Theater Presents Of Mice and Men

Local Actors Bring Classic Story to Stage

DULUTH, Minn. – Wise Fool Theater is starting up its performance season for the new year and they’re starting things off with a classic story. The theater will be performing Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The tale follows two migrant workers in 1930s America who are trying to find a better life for themselves. Shows run February 2-4,…

Moguls Grille and Tap Room Bakes Swedish Crispbread Ahead of Hygge Dinner

Cooking Connection: Knackebrod (Swedish Crispbread)

LUTSEN, Minn. – Moguls Grille and Tap Room is taking advantage of Scandinavian culture throughout the Northland. Next week, they’re hosting a Hygge dinner celebrating Scandinavian comfort foods. This will be a five-course dinner with cocktails and live jazz music. The dinner is being held on February 8, at 6:00 p.m. For more information on the event head to caribouhighlands.com/moguls-grille/….

St. Luke’s Offers eCare Program for All

Online Proram Aims to Treat Patients Conveniently

DULUTH, Minn. – With cold and flu season well underway, it can be helpful to get a diagnosis online so you can start treating your illness quickly. St. Luke’s has started an eCare program. This is part of St. Luke’s goal to provide convenient access to care. Users can enter their symptoms into the online program and a St. Luke’s…

First Musher Crosses Beargrease Finish Line

Ryan Redington Wins 34th Annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon has a winner. Ryan Redington crossed the finish line at 5:00 a.m. to win the 34th running of the race. Ryan Anderson came in second place crossing the finish line just after 7:45 a.m. The race wraps up at Billy’s Bar after more than two days of competition. We have live…