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Update: Superior Man Arrested in Connection to Mother’s ‘Suspicious Death’

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior police say they have arrested an adult male in connection to Tuesday’s ‘suspicious death’ in the city’s Central Park neighborhood. Police say after receiving a call for help from the home of Cindy Bennett they believe an altercation ensued between the victim and her adult son. Bennett died as a result of injuries sustained during the…

Superior Police Investigating ‘Suspicious Death’ in Central Park Neighborhood

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Police Department says they are investigating a ‘suspicious death’ at a residence in the Central Park neighborhood. According to police, officers responded to a call about a person in need of medical attention at a home near the intersection of…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, September 29

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 98,447 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 5 new deaths bringing the death total to 2,020 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 2,017,350 tests have been completed to date. There are 88,380 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 7,633 patients have required hospitalization…

The Latest: Titans, Vikings Suspend In-Person Activities

(AP) – The NFL says the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings are suspending in-person activities after the Titans had three players test positive for the coronavirus, along with five other personnel. The league said Tuesday that both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the players’ union, including their infectious disease experts, on tracing contacts, more testing, and monitoring…

AG Agrees to Release Grand Jury Tapes in Breonna Taylor Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general has agreed to release the recordings of the secret grand jury proceeding that considered charges against three officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. A grand jury member sued to have the record of the proceedings open to the public. Attorney General Daniel Cameron says that the only charge prosecutors recommended…

SUV Crashes Into Building in Downtown Duluth

1/4 (courtesy: Duluth Police Department) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department says an SUV crashed into a storefront in downtown Duluth Monday morning. According to police, officers responded to the incident around 7:30 a.m. in the 100 block of West…

Itasca County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Locating Missing Man

ITASCA COUNTY, Minn. – The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 29-year-old Jeremiah Uti. Authorities say Jeremiah was last seen around Pine Landing Drive in the Grand Rapids area on Sunday. He was wearing tan khaki pants, a black shirt, and possibly ‘Vans’ shoes. Jeremiah has tattoos on both arms. He is described as…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Monday, September 28

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 97,638 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Monday morning and 7 new deaths bringing the death total to 2,015 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 2,003,115 tests have been completed to date. There are 87,330 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 7,546 patients have required hospitalization…

Update: Victim Identified in Mesaba Avenue Fatal Crash

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department has released the name of the female killed in Saturday afternoon’s two-vehicle crash on Mesaba Avenue. Authorities identified the victim as 63-year-old Angela Joyce Wanta. According to reports, officers were dispatched to the area of Mesaba Avenue and 7th Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday for a two-vehicle crash with injuries. When police arrived…

CDC’s Thanksgiving Guidelines Say Gatherings Should Be Small

PHILADELPHIA – The CDC is continuing to help Americans prepare for adjustments to their holiday plans amid the coronavirus pandemic after releasing their guidelines for safe Thanksgiving celebrations. Similar to their Halloween guidelines, the agency ranked a number of popular Thanksgiving activities by their level of risk. Among the most notable takeaways from the list is the recommendation that gatherings remain small and…

Ashland County Health Officials Rescind Order to Temporarily Close Bars, Taverns

ASHLAND COUNTY, Wis. – On Friday, the Ashland County Public Health Department said it would be rescinding an order to temporarily close bars and taverns in the city of Ashland. On Wednesday, a public health order was announced that would temporarily close all bars and taverns in the city of Ashland and immediate surrounding areas. The order went into effect…

Trump to Choose Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

(CNN) – President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process. In conversations with some senior Republican allies on the Hill, the White House is indicating that Barrett is the intended nominee, multiple sources said. All sources cautioned that until it is announced by the…

COVID-19 Survey Crews Pulled Out of Minnesota After Facing Racism, Armed Intimidation

(FOX 9) – The CDC has pulled its COVID-19 door-to-door survey teams from Minnesota following multiple incidents of alleged verbal abuse and intimidation, according to the Minnesota Department of Health and a CDC spokesman. The surveys were part of the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response or CASPER project, which was created to better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota. However,…

Victim Identified in Bayfield County Fatal Crash

TOWN OF BARKSDALE, Wis. – The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman killed in a head-on crash in the Town of Barksdale Monday afternoon. Authorities say Samantha Hunt of Ashland was driving the involved passenger car at the time of the crash. According to the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office, around 12:20 p.m. on Monday multiple reports were called…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Friday, September 25

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 94,189 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Friday morning and 6 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,994 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,924,020 tests have been completed to date. There are 84,256 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 7,391 patients have required hospitalization…

Red Flag Warning Issued Until Saturday Morning on Park Point

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Fire Department has issued a warning for dangerous swimming conditions at Park Point beaches until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. The warning means that wind and wave conditions can support rip currents, which are life-threatening to anyone entering the water. There are no lifeguards on Park Point and red flags are flying along the beach to indicate the…

Cromwell Woman Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash Near Brookston

BROOKSTON, Minn. – Authorities say a 42-year-old Cromwell woman was killed Thursday night in a head-on crash near Brookston. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 54-year-old Tony Lee Northrup, from Cloquet, was traveling east on Highway 2 around 8:50 p.m. Authorities say Northrup crossed the center line striking a Honda Odyssey, driven by Melissa Maria Kalinoski, head-on. According to reports,…

Wisconsin Colleges and Universities to Receive $8.3 Million for COVID-19 Testing

(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File) MADISON, Wis. – On Thursday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced $8.3 million will be provided to Wisconsin colleges and universities to support COVID-19 testing for college students. The additional funding will come from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. “All across our state we are seeing an alarming increase in…

Frost River Trading Co Holds Grand Reopening

DULUTH, Minn. – After being closed for six months Frost River Trading Co held its grand reopening Thursday morning. The retail store, located in the Lincoln Park Craft District, had been closed due to COVID-19 and extensive renovations. “We closed our retail location and shifted operations to produce PPE masks and shields back in March and saw this shutdown as…

Va Bene Caffe Temporarily Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

DULUTH, Minn. – Va Bene Caffe has temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The restaurant made the announcement on their Facebook page Wednesday saying the employee last worked on Friday, September 18. Va Bene says they will remain closed until next week at the earliest. “To be cautious we plan to close until at least Friday,…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Thursday, September 24

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 93,012 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Thursday morning and 3 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,988 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,895,302 tests have been completed to date. There are 83,862 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 7,335 patients have required hospitalization…

Weekend Anchor/Reporter – Full Time

KQDS FOX 21 NEWS in Duluth, MN is looking for a full-time weekend news anchor. Besides anchoring weekend evening newscasts (Friday/Saturday), you will report three days a week. You will also anchor for other shifts/newscasts as needed. Producing experience is a big plus. We value hardworking newsroom leaders who bring unique ideas to the table each day. You should also…

Ashland County Bars and Taverns to Temporarily Close Following Uptick of COVID-19 Cases

ASHLAND COUNTY, Wis. – A public health order was put in place Wednesday by the Ashland County Public Health Department to temporarily close all bars and taverns in the city of Ashland and immediate surrounding areas. The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will be in place until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 11. The health department says…

Duluth Police Investigating Potential Pipe Bomb Discovered in Essentia Health Parking Lot Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday, Duluth police responded to reports of a “small suspicious item” discovered at the north edge of the Essentia Health downtown campus parking lot. Duluth police say they responded to the call around 11:48 p.m. on the report of a possible improvised explosive device. When officers arrived at the scene they found what appeared to be…

Male Seriously Injured in Alleged West Duluth Assault

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police say they are actively investigating a possible assault that left a male victim seriously injured. According to police, officers responded to the area of the 5900 Block of West Main Street around 2:30 a.m. on reports of a possible stabbing. When police arrived at the scene they learned that a 29-year-old male had been taken…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Wednesday, September 23

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 92,100 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Wednesday morning and 6 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,985 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,873,867 tests have been completed to date. There are 83,507 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 7,303 patients have required hospitalization…

Two COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Drummond School District, Students Move to Virtual Learning

DRUMMOND, Wis. – According to the Bayfield County Health Department, the Drummond School District has confirmed at least two cases of COVID-19 in the district. On Tuesday, the district announced that several students and staff members have been recommended to quarantine following the confirmed cases. As a result, the Drummond Area School District will be moving to a virtual learning…

Cass Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

Sentencing is Scheduled for November 6

ITASCA COUNTY, Minn. – A 29-year-old Cass Lake man pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder for the 2019 death of a four-year-old boy. Kevin Daniel Jackson, 29, was charged last August for the death of his girlfriend’s son. According to the criminal complaint, authorities responded to a call of a non-responsive four-year-old on August 21, 2019. When officers arrived on…

Two Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed at Ashland High School, Students to Temporarily Move to Virtual Classes

ASHLAND, Wis. – The Ashland County Public Health Department announced Tuesday they are investigating COVID-19 exposure in the Ashland School District after one student and one staff member at Ashland High School tested positive for coronavirus. The Ashland school district says over twenty students and nine staff members are currently in a cautionary quarantine to help prevent additional exposures. So…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, September 22

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 91,422 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 10 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,979 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,863,694 tests have been completed to date. There are 82,833 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 7,253 patients have required hospitalization…

Wrenshall School District to go to Full Distance Learning Model, Many Staff and Students Ill With COVID-19 Symptoms

WRENSHALL, Minn.-According to a letter from Wrenshall Public Schools, they will now go to a full distance learning model “due to high number of staff members and students that are out ill due to Covid-19 symptoms.” The district added they hope to have students and staff back to school Nov. 9. Classes are canceled Tuesday and Wednesday, with distance learning…

Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing Site to Open in Duluth Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health announced on Monday that Duluth will be hosting the first COVID-19 saliva testing site later this week. The pilot site will be at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and will be free to any Minnesotans who believe they need to be tested. “Our battle against COVID-19 is far from over,” said Minnesota…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Monday, September 21

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 90,942 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Monday morning and 4 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,969 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,855,308 tests have been completed to date. There are 82,174 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 7,199 patients have required hospitalization…

1 Arrested After Shooting on I-35 in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police say an adult male was taken into custody Sunday night following reports of shots fired on I-35 near 27th Avenue West. According to police, shortly after the reports of shots fired officers received a report of a car crash around the 4700 block of Miller Trunk Highway. The description of the vehicle in the crash…

Former VP Biden Meets Gov. Walz, Mayor Larson in Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn.-Former Vice President Joe Biden has had a busy day in the Northland. After the Democratic presidential nominee went to Hermantown, where he met with local carpenters, he visited Canal Park to meet with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Duluth Mayor Emily Larson. Later, he also visited a local fire station. We’ll have more on his entire trip, tonight…

Six Students in Esko School District Test Positive for COVID-19, 35 Quarantined

ESKO, Minn. – A week after Esko High School confirmed its first case of COVID-19, the school district says more students have now tested positive for coronavirus. In total, district officials say six students in the district have tested positive and 35 students are in quarantine. One of the students that tested positive is in elementary school while the other…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Friday, September 18

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 87,807 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Friday morning and 8 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,950 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,791,680 tests have been completed to date. There are 80,221 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 7,091 patients have required hospitalization…

Minnesota Embarks on 4-Week COVID-19 Testing Push With Free Tests, Regardless of Symptoms

(FOX 9) – The Minnesota Department of Health is embarking on a four-week push to increase access to “no barrier” COVID-19 testing in response to an increase in community spread of the disease across the state. For each of the next four weeks, free COVID-19 testing will be offered in several different communities for anyone who feels they need to be tested,…

$300 Weekly Federal Boost to Minnesota Unemployment Benefits Likely Over

(FOX 9) – The $300 a week federal boost to unemployment benefits for Minnesotans who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely over after six weeks, state economic officials say. During a press conference Thursday, Economic Commissioner Steve Grove said the last payout for the extra boost in unemployment benefits was the first week of September. “We believe it’s done,” Grove told…

Duluth Police Investigate Wednesday Night Shots Fired Incident

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police say they are investigating another shots fired incident that was reported Wednesday night in the Central Hillside neighborhood. According to police, officers responded around 8:00 p.m. to the alleyway in the 100 block between East 4th Street and East 5th Street to the report of shots fired. When officers arrived at the scene they found…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Thursday, September 17

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 86,722 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Thursday morning and 9 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,942 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,763,735 tests have been completed to date. There are 79,878 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 7,050 patients have required hospitalization…