Author: Nachai Taylor

Chester Bowl Hosting A Virtual Fundraiser To Help Send Kids To Camp

DULUTH, Minn. – Chester bowl is collecting donations for its annual Ski, Suds, and Slices fundraiser to help keep kids attending their annual camp programs. This year the event is being held virtually due to the pandemic. Donors can buy tickets to an exclusive livestream concert of local bands. Attendees can also bid on items in a silent auction. “Last…

Governor Walz Imposes New Restrictions For Weddings

Glensheen mansion typically hosts nearly 50 weddings in a normal season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is turning back the dial to help slow the pace of rising covid-19 cases in the state. These new restrictions will put additional limitations on bars and restaurants starting Friday. Both indoor and outdoor private social gatherings will also be capped at ten people at that point. The number of guests allowed at…

American Red Cross Hosting Veterans Day Blood Drive At Amsoil Arena

DULUTH, Minn. – Every year, the American Red Cross hosts a Veteran’s Day blood drive. On Tuesday, the organization kicked off the two-day event taking place at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. the American Red Cross is partnering with the umd athletics department and Affinity Credit Union to host the event. Traditionally as winter gets closer, the group usually sees a…

November Is Adopt A Senior Pet Month

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you’ve been thinking about welcoming a new furry friend into your home, this month might be the perfect time to do it. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. The national month observation is dedicated to helping older pets find their forever homes. Senior animals are typically looked over because many are facing health challenges. A…

Flu Shot Could Be Linked To Helping Protect Against COVID-19

Although there is a link, experts say more research needs to be done.

DULUTH, Minn. – A flu shot could potentially serve a stronger purpose this year other than just shielding you from the influenza virus. Researchers are now looking into the possibility of the flu shot also helping protect some people from catching severe cases of COVID-19. The likelihood of the Influenza vaccination providing protection against COVID-19 shows promise, but knowing for…

Damiano Center’s Free Store Reopens

The Free Store is open at the Damiano Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Damiano Center in Duluth has reopened its Free Store for those in need after closing for a period of time during the pandemic. The store provides a variety of donated items for anyone in need to take. As a safety precaution, only two people are allowed in the store at a time. Also, each person is…

Gun and Liquor Sales Spike Over Election Weekend

Some were stocking up on guns and champagne as the process played out.

DULUTH, Minn-  It’s been a highly emotional election season. As election results played out over the weekend some types of businesses in the Northland, like liquor stores and gun shops, saw a spike in sales. Strong feelings have been common with many people anxiously waiting for news about the presidential election results. Some were stocking up on certain items as…

Warmer Weather Offers Second Chance For Outdoor Dining

"We thought it was going to be 30-40 degrees. We were planning on hunkering down in our lodge for three days," said Lauren Curtright, a visitor from the Twin Cities.

DULUTH, Minn. – Temperature in the 70s is typically unexpected for this time of year, but local restaurants are taking advantage of the opportunity. “We kind of planned a girls trip and get out of the cities for a little bit,” Lauren Curtright, a visitor from the Twin Cities. Two friends, like many others visiting Duluth got a surprise when…

Warmer Weather Gets Pet Owners To Flock To Dog Park

"We are really lucky this week," said Camille Schuh, a dog owner visiting the park.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – November is giving the gifts of sunshine and warmer weather. On Thursday, some Northlanders chose to enjoy those gifts by visiting a local dog park in Superior. Several dogs had the chance to play freely with each other. The good weather had some pet owners at the park feeling fortunate about the temperatures being warmer than usual….

Some Long Term Care And Assisted Living Facilities Are In Need Of Workers

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is requesting help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He wants FEMA to support the needs of long-term care and similar facilities in the state suffering from staffing shortages. There are hundreds of long term care facilities right here in the Northland. As COVID-19 lingers, one of their biggest challenges is having enough…

Voters React To Unknown Presidency Results

DULUTH, Minn.- Election day has come and gone, but results for the president has yet to be determined. Fox 21 caught up with some Northlanders to find out how they are feeling about the unknown presidency results. With ballots still being counted in a handful of states, some Northlanders say they are becoming anxious not knowing the results. “It looks…

Visit Duluth Gets 100k To Help Promote Winter Tourism

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Economic Development Authority is extending a lifeline to Visit Duluth to help the organization promote winter tourism in the area. Last week DEDA awarded Visit Duluth $100,000 after the group requested help. Visit Duluth is like many organizations hit hard by the pandemic and could not afford to promote tourism on their limited budget. The…

This Presidential Elections Sees Increased Voter Turnout

Some precincts in the City of Duluth had 90% or higher voter turnout.

DULUTH, Minn. – This year’s presidential election broke barriers as many more people voted than usual. About 80% of registered voters in the City of Duluth cast ballots in this year’s election. That is a significantly larger turnout compared to the 2016 presidential race. Another big takeaway from this year’s election is some precincts in the City of Duluth had…

Greenfield Meats In Superior Wants Your Halloween Pumpkins

SUPERIOR, Wis – Halloween is over and before you throw away all your pumpkins Greenfield Meats in Superior would like you to donate them. The meat shop is accepting whole or carved pumpkins as an alternative for those leftover from the spooky holiday. The pumpkins donated will serve as a special treat for the cows, chickens, and pigs being raised…

Voters Line Up Outside Duluth City Hall To Cast Ballot

DULUTH, Minn. – There are less than 24 hours left until election day. Nearly 50% of registered voters in the City of Duluth have already returned their ballots. This adds up to a little over 24,000 mail-in votes from Duluth residents, which city officials say is unprecedented compared to previous presidential elections. On Monday, voters took advantage of the warmer…

Thanksgiving Burrito Returns To Burrito Union

DULUTH, Minn. – The wait is finally over. The Thanksgiving burrito returns for the holidays at Burrito Union. The legendary burrito is packed with all your Thanksgiving favorites including roasted turkey, corn, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. It also comes with a side of gravy and cranberry salsa. The manager says every year the burrito is a hit. “It’s always an…

Hogwarts Halloween Provides Safe Alternative

The event goes from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Pilgrim Church in Duluth is putting on a unique drive-by event for Halloween inspired by Harry Potter. The theme is Hogwarts. There will be plenty of fun wizard-inspired activities, such as a potions table and a wand giveaway. A flying car will also be set up for Halloween-goers to take a ride and of course plenty…

A Google Trend Shows An Increase Of People Searching How To Change Vote

Wisconsin voters will have until Thursday to utilize this option through a mail-in ballot.

SUPERIOR, Wis. –  A recent Google trend showed a spike in the number of people searching how they can change their vote. Both Minnesota and Wisconsin allow voters to make that choice. Unfortunately, the deadline has since passed for Minnesota voters, but there is still time for Wisconsin residents. Depending on how they wish to make the change, voters will…

Ammunition Shortage Not Good For Deer Season

A recent survey showed ammunition sales increased by nearly 140% in the first half of this year compared to 2019.

DULUTH, Minn. – The nation has seen dramatic supply shortages for certain goods throughout the course of the pandemic. As deer season approaches, there is a strong decline in the amount of available ammunition. At the beginning of the pandemic, many gun shops started seeing ammunition shortages. Reasons for this included panic buying by gun owners and the lack of…

City Of Superior Looking For More Poll Workers

Anyone interested in signing up can contact the Superior City Clerk's Office.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Election day is one week away, but the City of Superior is running short on enough poll workers. As this year’s election may result in a record-breaking turnout, the city is hoping to fill about two dozen spots to help out throughout the rest of early voting and on election day. Superior Mayor Jim Paine says the…

Patio Heater Shortage May Prevent The Extension Of Outdoor Seating For Some Restaurants

DULUTH, Minn. – The pandemic is continuing to put a strain on restaurant capacities, but low temperatures across the northland are making it harder to offer outdoor seating. As a result, the demand for patio heaters and fire pits has drastically increased. Restaurant owners are doing the most they can to overcome the hurdle of limited indoor capacities. Patio seating…

Vice President Mike Pence Makes A Stop In Hibbing

HIBBING, Minn. –  In the final days leading up to the presidential election, Vice President Mike Pence made another visit to the Northland on Monday for a “Make America Great Again” rally. This is the second time the Vice President made a campaign stop in northern Minnesota. During this latest visit, he makes a push to hopefully bring the Trump…

A New App Is Providing Easy Access To Help For Police Officers Dealing With Stress

DULUTH, Minn. – Working in law enforcement can be stressful for officers in the line of duty. Hoping to combat potential mental health concerns, the Duluth Police Department is testing out a new app called Peer Connect to help provide additional support for officers dealing with stressful situations. “Everybody in this organization, because of the type of work we do,…

A Large Drug Trafficking Ring Dismantled By Duluth Police & Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Nearly 50 people are now being charged after a year-long investigation focused in Duluth, Rochester, and on the Iron Range brought down this drug operation.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department and a string of other law enforcement agencies including the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Taskforce have shut down a significant drug trafficking ring that extended throughout Greater Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Duluth police say this is the largest drug bust in history for the region. Nearly 50 people are now being…

Churches Collaborate To Offer Safe Halloween Alternative

DULUTH, Minn. – Trick or treating this Halloween, may not be the safest activity as the pandemic continues to cause health concerns. Several places of worship in the Twin Ports, including Coppertop Church and First Lutheran Church in Duluth, are partnering to provide a safer alternative for Halloween. Each church will host its own drive-thru event at the same time…

Flu Shots Available At Essentia Health Vaccination Clinic At Miller Hill

DULUTH, Minn. – Essentia Health is now offering a flu shot clinic at the Miller Hill Mall, to help accommodate the need for more people to be vaccinated. Patient volumes for Essentia Health’s walk-in vaccination clinic at the mall have been a little slower than anticipated so far. Health officials are expecting a surge to start soon. The pandemic poses…

Sacred Heart Music Center Needs Help Replacing Items Stolen After Break-Ins

A GoFundMe Page is set up to help raise $7,500.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Sacred Heart Music Center is looking to raise $7,500 to recover their losses after several break-ins during the pandemic. Some of the items stolen include a computer, speakers, several tv monitors, and a few guitars. Sacred Heart typically runs musical concerts, weddings, and youth programs at the facility several times a month. The pandemic has forced…

In-Person Early Voting Begins In Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. – As election day inches closer, the opening of polling locations in Wisconsin for in-person early voting is part of ensuring the opportunity for everyone’s voice to be heard. The polling site at the government center in superior typically sees a strong turn out for elections, but this year is different. So far, the Superior City Clerks office…

Toppers Opens in Superior

The opening brought more than 30 jobs to Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The popular pizza shop, Toppers, is officially open in Superior. The goal was to open back in March, but it wasn’t the right time. Unfortunately, the global pandemic put a pause on the plan for opening. Now that the restaurant is open to the public, it is providing job opportunities that may be desperately needed during this…

It’s Time To Secure Contracts With Snow Removal Companies

DULUTH, Minn. – Now might be the time for getting your plans in order for snow removal services for your property. Many people wait until the last minute to secure a contract with snow removal companies. Unfortunately, if you wait for a significant amount of snow to fall, in most cases, companies that specialize in those services are already booked…

East West Property Management Hosts Blood Drive

Blood donated by one person can help save the lives of at least three others.

DULUTH, Minn. – East West Property Management in Duluth took the opportunity to get more involved in the community by hosting a blood drive. The property company partnered with the American Red Cross to fill the need for blood. About forty people signed up to give blood for the event. A property manager at East West Property Management says donating…

Essentia Health And St. Luke’s Hospital Overwhelmed With Patients

DULUTH, Minn. – Both St. Luke’s Hospital and Essentia Health are becoming overwhelmed with patients and most of them are non-COVID-19 related hospitalizations. On Thursday, leaders from the two hospitals hosted a press conference pleading with the public to get care when needed. Health officials from St. Luke’s Hospital say they have already reached capacity, while Essentia Health is also…

Ecolibrium3 Starts New Program Helping Low-Income Families Address Energy Effiency

DULUTH, Minn. – Ecolibrium3 has started a new program to help homeowners in low-income communities address energy efficiency in their homes. Homeowners can sign up for virtually energy efficiency audits. These audits will analyze a house’s energy usage and help give recommendations on ways to make improvements. This can also help estimate some of the savings homeowners can get by…

Joint Effort Provides Food Assistance For The Fond Du Lac Reservation

"As a community member, I can imagine they are feeling a bit of a relief," said FDL Communications Director Rita Aspinwall.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Food insecurity is becoming a big concern for many people in communities across the Northland. A joint partnership between the Fond Du Lac Reservation and the Second Harvest Food Bank is helping address the need in that community. hundreds of people in their cars lined up in the parking lot of the Fond Du Lac Headstart building…