Author: Natalie Noury

Duluth Task Force Helping Address Safety Downtown

DULUTH, Minn. — Downtown Duluth has so much to offer from the bar and restaurant scene, to live performances at different venues, and Mayor Larson has assembled a task force to continue developing downtown with four main areas of focus: safety, activation, investment and vision. The announcement of the task force comes at the perfect time as it falls during…

In-Motion Therapy Opens New Location

DULUTH, Minn. — In Motion Therapy is a physical therapy center, that has been around for about 15 years, and they are opening the doors of a new location. Maintaining the brand and quality of their one on one services as well as being more accessible to more parts of the community is the priority of this new spot. New…

Earth Day Run Highlights the Ways Grandma’s Marathon is Sustainable

DULUTH, Minn. — As Grandma’s Marathon gears up for the big race weekend in June, they held a fun run on Sunday for Earth Day, to not only get runners out and help them train, but also teach them the ways that grandma’s stays sustainable through marathon weekend. “Events themselves are pretty inherently unsustainable just with a lot of single…

33rd Annual Fitgers 5K Brings Out Eager Runners Despite Gloomy Weather

DULUTH, Minn. — Less than ideal conditions for a race on Saturday morning, but it’s Duluth — it’s what people do. More than 800 people came out for the 33rd annual Fitgers 5k. The running community in Duluth is always active rain or shine, and it shows in the hundreds who run multiple grandma’s marathon races throughout the year. The Fitger’s…

Lester River Race Marks Unofficial Open to Whitewater Kayak Season in Northern MN

DULUTH, Minn. — The Lester River Race happens during the spring thaw challenging expert paddlers from the Midwest to help kick start the white-water kayaking season. The date of this year’s race has been up in the air this past month with organizers waiting for perfectly thawed conditions. After the snow melts, it’s much easier to avoid rocks when flying…

Local Grief Resources Assisting Community Post Murder-Suicide

DULUTH, Minn. — While the tragic loss of the Barry family and their dog have weighed heavy on friends and family, they were also traumatizing to the officers who responded. Local mental health experts say it’s important anyone effected knows, and utilizes, the support services available to them. Events like this don’t happen often in Duluth, and it can leave…

Barry Family Vigil Being Held Sunday

DULUTH, Minn. — Family and friends of the Barry family will remember their loved ones with a vigil this weekend. This vigil is being held Sunday at 8 o’clock for anyone who wants to come together to remember and mourn the Barry’s, and their family dog. The family of 4 loved Christmas, and Christmas lights so much, the home will…

City Leaders, Neighbors React to Murder-Suicide in East Hillside

It started during the late morning on Wednesday when Hermantown police went to do a welfare check on 29 year old Brandon Taylor Cole-Skogstad at his home in the city, but they couldn't find him.

DULUTH, Minn. — There’s a very somber feeling on East 12th Street the day following the incident that has now been confirmed a murder suicide. Duluth police Chief Mike Tusken spoke out on Thursday with details regarding the tragic discovery, along with how painful it is for the whole community. “We all certainly are mourning with, and expressing our condolences…

Suspect Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In Chisholm

CHISHOLM, Minn. — The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the city of Chisholm. The shooting happened Wednesday morning after 7 a.m. on the 200 block of Central Avenue South, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was wanted in connection to a recent felony…

UMD Students Hold Annual Asian Culture Show

DULUTH, Minn. — Saturday, the UMD community highlighted some of the cultures of their Asian students. The APAA, or Asian Pacific American Association, held their annual Asian Cultural Show on Saturday night. They brought together hundreds of students, faculty and staff, and even friends and families to enjoy a night of different performances. There was a fashion show, Thai dancers…

Local Therapy Center Using Farm Animals and a Ranch to Help People

RICE LAKE, Wis.– A nonprofit organization is taking therapy outside and into the stables. Nature’s Edge Therapy provides occupational and speech therapy in a unique way. The operation has been around for 20 years and utilizes hippotherapy or animal assisted therapy. It’s the same as they would be in a hospital, clinic, or school setting, but these sessions take place…

Kelly Westlund Announces Run for Senate

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A former City Councilor from Ashland announced her candidacy for Wisconsin state senate at Empire Coffee in Superior today. Kelly Westlund announced she would run as a democrat for senate district 25. Westlund has worked under Senator Tammy Baldwin in the past, she says she wants to focus on expanding access to affordable healthcare, extending broadband access,…

In-Person Feedback Sessions for Parks and Rec Return to City Hall

DULUTH, Minn. — If you enjoy using the parks and trail systems throughout Duluth, and maybe have a couple of ideas on what you would like to see improved, Duluth Parks and Rec is holding in person feedback sessions this week to hear your thoughts. Wednesday was the first of three community workshops to share feedback on Duluth parks and…

Pj’s Rescue Sets up Pet and Sip at Tap on Tower

Pj's is a foster-based rescue, which means they don't have an official shelter where people can come see these dogs.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — If you enjoy getting a drink on a Sunday, picture doing it with puppies. Pj’s rescue set up an event called Pet and Sip, to try to connect their animals with “fur-ever” homes. Pj’s is a foster-based rescue, which means they don’t have an official shelter where people can come see these dogs. Holding an event at…

Troop 25 Boy Scouts Giving Back In Conservation Service Project

DULUTH, Minn. — Sunday evening over in West Duluth, Scouts of Troop 25 got together to continue working on their conservation service projects. Last spring the scouts visited the Sax-Zim Bog, and this spring, they’re building ways to give back and help preserve it. They’re building bird houses for the blue bird and kestrel population to provide a place for…

Superior High School Student’s Senior Project Raising Money for Firefighters

Paige Hansen, an aspiring photographer, decided for the community service part of her senior project, to visit her local fire department, and find a way to repay them for what they do every day.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A Superior High School senior took her senior project to new heights, highlighting the Superior Fire Department in a calendar that has raised money going towards the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Paige Hansen, an aspiring photographer, decided for the community service part of her senior project, to visit her local fire department, and find a way to…

Annual Gear Up For Grandma’s Preparing Marathon Runners, Helping Overseas

HERMANTOWN, Minn. — With just two months till the biggest race in Duluth, Grandma’s Marathon held ‘Gear Up For Grandmas’ here in Hermantown Saturday morning, to not only prepare, but educate racers on how to get ready, but they also found another way to give back. Anticipation was even higher Saturday as this year may be the most normal Grandma’s…

Midday Update April 6th, 2022

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Join FOX 21’s Natalie Noury and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday April 6th, 2022. Categories: Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update, Wisconsin Tags: Ken Slama, midday update, Natalie Noury, News, news update, weather

Morning Update April 6th, 2022

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Join FOX 21’s Natalie Noury and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday April 6th, 2022. Categories: Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update, Wisconsin Tags: Ken Slama, midday update, Natalie Noury, News, news update, weather

Midday Update April 5th, 2022

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Join FOX 21’s Natalie Noury and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday April 5th, 2022. Categories: Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update, Wisconsin Tags: Ken Slama, midday update, Natalie Noury, News, news update, weather

Northern Star: Tayler and Kaela Kraemer

For this week's segment, we feature a pair of UW-Superior sisters who are stepping up to the plate for their softball team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — It’s great to have a sibling, and the best part is that when you need them, they always step up to the plate. The same can be said for a pair of UWS softball players, making strides on their team. “It’s amazing, I can’t think of anything better,” Tayler Kraemer, a Sophomore Pitcher said. UWS softball players…

CSS Tennis Teams Dominate on Saturday vs. Concordia

The men's team is back in action vs Saint Olaf on April 8th in Duluth, and the women head to St. Peter for a match with Gustavus on April 9th.

DULUTH, Minn. — The CSS tennis teams walked away from a successful Saturday, as the men’s team won 9-0, and the women’s team won 8-1 over Concordia at the Duluth Indoor Sports Complex. On the women’s side, Anna Ritchie and Martina Garcia won their doubles match at 8-6, while Julia Maier and Madelyn Jankila also won their doubles 8-4. For…

UMD Softball Splits Double Header with Minot State

The Bulldogs will be back in action for another doubleheader Wednesday April 6th vs Northern State University.

DULUTH, Minn. — The UMD softball team split a doubleheader with Minot State on Saturday, Beavers winning the first game 9-6, and the Bulldogs coming back in the second game 7-2 at Malosky Stadium. The Bulldogs will be back in action for another doubleheader Wednesday April 6th vs Northern State University. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Celebration of Life for Local Music Legend Mark Anderson

DULUTH, Minn. — There was an outpouring of support at R.T. Quinlan’s on Sunday where musicians and the Twin Ports came together to honor and remember the life of Mark Anderson who passed in early March. “It’s wonderful. I wouldn’t miss it, I wouldn’t miss it,” that’s what Mark Anderson’s mother, Marolyn Martinson said, after seeing hundreds of people gather…

Monday’s City Council Meeting bringing Closure to the Table

DULUTH, Minn. — It’s a win for Duluth’s longstanding Memorial Day parade, if councilors pass a resolution Monday night, that drops the event’s fee from thousands of dollars, to just under $200. Council president Arik Forsman, and Council Vice President Janet Kennedy, are behind the resolution. They are requesting the city permanently change the fee for the Memorial Day parade…

NASP Archery State Championship

DULUTH, Minn. — The arrows were flying this weekend at the DECC as hundreds of young archers took up their bows in the state competition, for the Minnesota National Archery in the Schools Program, or NASP. Close to 1,500 archers, ages 4th through 12th grade from across the state of Minnesota participated. Arrows were shot into both bullseye targets, and…

Fox 21 Meteorologists Stop By Cloquet Middle School

CLOQUET, Minn. — Our FOX 21 weather team, Rusty Mehlberg, Ken Slama and Sam Gabrielli, stopped by Cloquet Middle School on Friday morning to get some 8th graders jazzed up about weather and other science stuff. The 8th grade science class has been doing different experiments and learning about pressures, and weather systems like cold and warm fronts. “It’s great…