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Duluth Firefighters Host Story Time

Duluth, Minn.-A local Duluth library had a packed house this morning during a unique story time with local firefighters. The Mount Royal Public Library hosted their annual firefighter story time allowing kids to interact with some of Duluth’s heroes. One local fire captain says, it’s a great opportunity for the community to learn who the firefighters are. “Just give them…

Fast Draw Competition Begins Tomorrow in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Tomorrow the annual 10th annual Wisconsin Cowboy Fast Draw Tournament begins at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in Superior. The shooting competition draws gunslingers from across the country to participate in the shootout and many are returning members competing year after year. Members don’t only come to participate in the competition for money and prizes, but they also…

Moose Lake Campground Dry, Busy After 2018 Flood Damage

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – The Moose Lake Campground is starting off the season dry and busy after recovering from destructive flooding last year. Campers and RVs were lined up Monday on site, with the nearby Moose Lake in the distance not causing any problems like it did last year after heavy rainfall. The campground was closed due to flooding last…

DECC Prepares for Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Two thousand pounds of pasta will be prepared for the Michelina's all-you-can-eat dinner

DULUTH, Minn. The tradition of carb-o loading is still strong before Grandma’s Marathon. Meal preparation began Monday including two thousand pounds of pasta, five thousand pounds of sauce, and more than thirty thousand meatballs for the Michelina’s all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Friday at the DECC. Those organizing the event say the event continues to grow. “It’s the place to be during…

More Candidates File for Duluth Mayor’s Race

DULUTH, Minn.-The field is continuing to grow for the Duluth Mayor’s race. Currently six candidates are vying for the seat including incumbent Emily Larson. Those also running include Caleb Anderson, Corey Ford, Doris Queen Lavender, Jesse Peterson, and John Socha. Previous candidate Israel Malachi dropped out of the race. The filing period for all municipal seats ends June 18. To…

Twin Ports Business Owner Running For Duluth Council

DULUTH, Minn. (Press Release) – Born and raised in Western Duluth, entrepreneur Derek Medved, announced his candidacy for City Council at Large today in front of his Gary Korner Store.  Medved grew up in Gary within blocks of the Milk House convenience store and gas station at 1331 Commonwealth Ave. that he purchased at age 19 after the store encountered financial difficulties and…

Three Injured in Duluth Kitchen Fire

DULUTH, Minn.-Three people were injured last night after a kitchen fire in an apartment at 2510 W. Second St. in Duluth. Two persons were treated on scene and released and one person was transported to Essentia Hospital with unknown injuries It all happened at about 8 p.m. Wednesday. The first arriving company reported smoke coming from the windows upstairs and…

New Music Fest Coming to Duluth This Summer

DULUTH, Minn.-A new music festival has been announced for Duluth this summer with tickets going on sale Friday. The Wild Waters Music Festival will be held Aug. 16 at Bayfront Festival Park and will feature a variety of acts including Atmosphere, Cloud Cult, and Low. A portion of the ticket sales will go toward the Save the Boundary Waters campaign….

Northland Authorities Make Major Drug Bust Last Week

DULUTH, Minn.-A major drug bust was made last Friday, after multiple Northland agencies executed a search warrant on East Second Street. Law enforcement agencies executed the warrant at a residence on the 1300 block of East Second Street and during the search, investigators located cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, ecstasy pills, along with other evidence of drug sales. Additionally, investigators seized four…

St. Luke’s Names New President and CEO

DULUTH, Minn.-The St. Luke’s Board of Directors has named Kevin Nokels as the health care system’s new president and chief executive officer. Nokels currently serves as President of CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. A native of Long Prairie, MN, he succeeds John Strange who retired in February after nearly 23 years as president and CEO. “After an…

Three More Candidates Added to Duluth Mayoral Field, One Drops Out

DULUTH, Minn.-Three new candidates have entered the mayoral race in Duluth, while one is no longer listed on the state’s website as a candidate. Now Caleb Anderson, Corey Ford, and Jesse Peterson have filed to run against Mayor Emily Larson. Israel Malachi, who announced he’s running against Larson last week, is no longer listed on the state of Minnesota’s website…

Pinnacle Pointe Music Studios Opens in Duluth

Have you ever wanted to record your own album or single?

BY PHOTOJOURNALIST BRANDON GORDON DULUTH, Minn.-Have you ever wanted to record your own album or single? There’s a new opportunity for you to do just that in Duluth. Pinnacle Pointe Studios in West Duluth is now open for artists in any music genre. The new space’s goal, which is run by a local music producer, is not only going to…

Cloquet Police Seek Shooting Suspects

It is believed both the vehicles and occupants were leaving a funeral/wake service at the Brookston Community Center for a teenager who died Monday in Duluth. 

CLOQUET, Minn.-Last night around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the Fond du Lac Gas & Grocery Store for a report of a person who had been shot inside their SUV. Officers learned the juvenile victim was a passenger in an SUV traveling south on Brevator Road when another car approached and fired something at their SUV, causing two windows to…

Highway N Remains Closed in Bayfield County Due to Flooding

Bayfield County Highway N between Barnes and Drummond remains closed due to flooding.

BAYFIELD, Wis.-Bayfield County Highway N between Barnes and Drummond remains closed due to flooding. Water levels in Pigeon Lake have continued to rise. Bayfield County Highway Department secured permits for work on the road from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers. The highway department has started the work to raise a section of N…

Flag Raising Ceremony Honors Veterans in Superior

A flag raising ceremony was held today at the Bong Center in Superior to honor a fallen veteran, as we are about a week out from Memorial Day.

BY BRANDON GORDON, FOX 21 PHOTOJOURNALIST SUPERIOR, Wis.-A flag raising ceremony was held today at the Bong Center in Superior to honor a fallen veteran, as we are about a week out from Memorial Day. The Flag of Remembrance program is sponsored by the Superior American Legion Post 435 and honors the life and memory of one deceased veteran every…

NTSB Report Released for Fatal Moose Lake Plane Crash

A preliminary report has been released that looks further into the fatal private plane crash near the Moose Lake Airport last Wednesday.

MOOSE LAKE, Minn.-A preliminary report has been released that looks further into the fatal private plane crash near the Moose Lake Airport last Wednesday. The report, from the National Transportation Safety Board, does not list a cause as the investigation continues, but it did say the sole occupant in pilot 65-year-old Dr. Thomas Stillwell, did get a weather briefing before…

Duluth Airshow Adds Air Force and Navy F-35 Variants to Event

The Duluth Airshow has announced that the United States Air Force will send the F-35 Lighting II Demonstration Team to perform during this summer’s Duluth Airshow which will take place July 20-21 at the Duluth International Airport.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Airshow has announced that the United States Air Force will send the F-35 Lighting II Demonstration Team to perform during this summer’s Duluth Airshow which will take place July 20-21 at the Duluth International Airport. “We were very fortunate that Air Education Training Command (AETC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) selected us to host the most sought…

Multiple Elections Happening in the Northland Tomorrow

Multiple school referendums and a primary for a county board seat are happening in the Northland tomorrow.

Multiple school referendums and a primary for a county board seat are happening in the Northland tomorrow. The primary will feature six candidates vying for the District 5 St. Louis County commissioner seat which represents Hermantown, Proctor, and Rice Lake. The candidates are: Wayne Boucher, Keith Macdonald, Keith Musolf, Kal Randa, Timothy Herstad, and Robert Wagner. Up on the Iron…

Two Missing Duluth Children Found Safe

UPDATE: The Children Have Been Found Safe.

UPDATE: The Children Have Been Found Safe. _____________________________ DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating two missing children who police are saying are runaways. Alexander LaFave: 15-years-old, 5’2″ 150lb white male with auburn hair and hazel eyes. Possibly wearing a gray hoodie, green army color jacket, black Air Jordans, and jeans. Addison LaFave: 9-years-old, 4’9″…

Howards Bay Cleanup Project to Get $14 Million in Funding

It's part of the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) on the lake. Work will be funded through a cost-sharing partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the city of Superior and Fraser Shipyards.  

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $13.8 million cleanup of Howards Bay in Superior. It’s part of the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) on the lake. Work will be funded through a cost-sharing partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the city of Superior and Fraser Shipyards. “The Howards Bay project is yet another…

Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Hermantown Identified

Majchrzak was wanted on multiple charges in both Douglas and St. Louis County including domestic assault and drugs.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-A motorcyclist who allegedly fled from police in northern Minnesota was shot and killed by officers who also struck him with a squad car. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office says 37-year-old Timothy Majchrzak was shot multiple times and died at the scene Saturday afternoon. A gun was found near him, but authorities haven’t…

Suspect Dead After Officer Involved Shooting in Hermantown

In encounter with police, shots were fired and subject was struck by squad car

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – A suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting Saturday in Hermantown. Accrording to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), two Hermantown police officers and a St. Louis County sheriff’s deputy shortly after 3 p.m. pursued a motorcyclist who was traveling northbound on Midway Road just past West Arrowhead Road at speeds in excess of 100…

More Events Coming to Northshore Inline Marathon

Multiple changes are coming to this fall’s annual inline marathon.

DULUTH, Minn.-Multiple changes are coming to this fall’s annual inline marathon. It will now be known as the Northshore Inline Marathon and Skate Fest. Leaders from the event said they are adding even more races like the tunnel 10-K skate and 21-K roller ski events. Plans are also in the works for having more skating clinics, demos, and shows to…

Body of Missing Superior Man Found

The body of a missing Superior man was recovered from the Middle River Sunday afternoon about a mile south from the mouth at Lake Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The body of a missing Superior man was recovered from the Middle River Sunday afternoon about a mile south from the mouth at Lake Superior. Anthony Puckett, Sr. was last seen Saturday April 20 at a residence near Highway 13 and the Middle River.  He was reported as a missing person to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office late Monday…

Final Suspect Sentenced in Murder of UMD Student

The final suspect in the 2017 murder of a UMD student was sentenced today.

DULUTH, Minn.-The final suspect in the 2017 murder of a UMD student was sentenced today. Twenty-eight–year–old Xavier Haywood was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison after being found guilty of  aiding an offender in the murder of William Grahek. Prosecutors say three men entered Grahek’s home looking to steal cash and drugs. When the plan went wrong Grahek was…

Radinovich Resigns From Position at Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation

After some controversy over how he was hired, effective Tuesday, April 30th, Joe Radinovich will resign from his position as state program administrator working with the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board.

EVELETH, Minn.-After some controversy over how he was hired, effective Tuesday, April 30th, Joe Radinovich will resign from his position as state program administrator working with the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board. The IRRRB came under fire this month after Joe Radinovich, a former state legislator, was fast-tracked for a job working with the IRRRB. The weekly Ely Timberjay newspaper…

Multiple Vehicle Crash Reported at Can of Worms

A multiple vehicle crash has been reported at the Can of Worms intersection in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-A multiple vehicle crash has been reported at the Can of Worms intersection in Duluth. There’s no word yet on how many victims are involved in the crash, but a traffic cam at the site does indicate at least two cars and a semi were involved at one of the ramps at the site. The exit ramp is closed. Traffic is…

Brighton Beach Reopens After Being Closed Due to Last Week’s Storm

Portions of Skyline Still Closed

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth has reopened Brighton Beach. The park was closed last week during the storm due to debris from Lake Superior collecting on the roadway. The debris has been removed, and the park is now open for traffic and visitors alike. Portions of Skyline Still Closed The city of Duluth is delaying the opening of parts of…

Local Organizations Honored During Special Lunch

Multiple Northland organizations were honored today for all the work they do in the community during the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's Luncheon at the DECC.

DULUTH, Minn.-Multiple Northland organizations were honored today for all the work they do in the community during the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Luncheon at the DECC, which included a keynote address from the governor. Those honored included multiple affordable housing groups, which Duluth leadership say are vital to the Northland’s growth. “It’s so great as a mayor to know that…

Ambulance Flips On Side Off Highway 53

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – A Gold Cross ambulance driver was injured Thursday afternoon after the ambulance lost control and flipped on its side in a ditch on Highway 53. The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. near the Chalet Lounge. A spokesperson for the Minnesota State Patrol said the ambulance was not carrying a patient at the time of the accident. The…

Two Who Died in Aitkin House Fire Identified

The two people killed in an Aitkin County house fire in Shamrock Township have been identified.

SHAMROCK TOWNSHIP-The two people killed in an Aitkin County house fire in Shamrock Township have been identified. Authorities say 80-year-old Raymond Jackman and 69-year-old Sandra Lee Neumann were the victims. On March 31 at 11:10 p.m., a fire was reported at a home in Shamrock Township.  The reporting party was Neumann who advised that her house was filled with smoke,…

Victim Dies After Alleged Assault at Grand Casino Hinckley

The Victim is being identified as Donald Ross McElderry, Jr.

HINCKLEY, Minn.-A 58-year-old man has died after allegedly being assaulted at Grand Casino Hinckley Jan. 2. He is being identified as Donald Ross McElderry, Jr. Authorities say they responded to the scene at about 11 p.m. Jan. 2 where it was reported that a male party was bleeding from the ear after being pushed by another male party. The suspect was identified…

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Gary New Duluth Manslaughter Case

A 35-year-old Hibbing man has plead not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting and killing of 35-year-old Kevin Weiss in December in Gary New Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-A 35-year-old Hibbing man has plead not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting and killing of 35-year-old Kevin Weiss in December in Gary New Duluth. According to the criminal complaint, Brian Ross Shaw, knew the victim in the shooting with the defendant telling police that “he has known Mr. Weiss for many years and they grew up together.” Investigators…

Majority of Duluth-Based Maurices  Bought Out by European Investment Company

Longstanding Duluth-based clothing retailer Maurices has had the majority of its business bought out by a European investment company.

DULUTH, Minn.-Longstanding Duluth-based clothing retailer Maurices has had the majority of its business bought out by a European investment company. The group OpCapita Consumer Opportunities Fund II LP made that announcement today. Maurices’ current parent company, Ascena Retail Group, Inc., will retain a significant equity interest in the business and will continue to provide brand support services. Maurices currently has…

Wisconsin Joins Multistate Investigation of Opioid Distributors

Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced Wisconsin has joined multistate investigations of opioid distributors and is seeking support for the Wisconsin Department of Justice budget request.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis.-Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced Wisconsin has joined multistate investigations of opioid distributors and is seeking support for the Wisconsin Department of Justice budget request. “The opioid epidemic is the most significant public-safety challenge we face,” said Attorney General Kaul. “Part of our response must include looking into whether conduct that may have contributed to that epidemic…

Suspect Arrested in Lincoln Park Home Robbery and Assault Case

Duluth police say a suspect is in custody for his alleged role in a home robbery and assault in Lincoln Park earlier this month.

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth police say a suspect is in custody for his alleged role in a home robbery and assault in Lincoln Park earlier this month. Authorities say officers were dispatched to the Public Safety Building lobby on North Arlington Avenue Friday at 5:45 p.m. where Christian Hamzah Coleman was waiting to turn himself in for multiple warrants stemming from his…

Fire Destroys Cabin Worth About $250,000

A cabin, worth about $250,000, was destroyed by a fire at about 5 a.m. Monday at 3315 N. Alden Lake Road in North Star Township.

NORTH STAR TOWNSHIP, Minn.-A cabin, worth about $250,000, was destroyed by a fire at about 5 a.m. Monday at 3315 N. Alden Lake Road in North Star Township. Upon arrival, the 42-by-24-foot structure was fully engulfed. Deputies on the scene learned that the structure was unoccupied and were able to locate the owner who was out of town. The incident remains…

Plans Moving Forward for High-Speed Train Between Minneapolis and Duluth

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced that Amtrak is ready to work with the state to obtain the full resources to build a high-speed train between Duluth and Minneapolis.

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced that Amtrak is ready to work with the state to build a high-speed train between Duluth and Minneapolis. The governor made that announcement earlier today on Facebook after meeting with Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson. After the meeting Walz said Amtrak “is ready to work with our state and obtain full resources to…

Mueller Concludes Russia Probe, Delivers Report to Attorney General

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates.

FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON-Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates. The report, still confidential, marks the end of Mueller’s probe but…

Preparations Underway at Area Golf Courses

With warmer temperatures set to hit the Northland, preparations are already underway at local golf courses for the upcoming season.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-With warmer temperatures set to hit the Northland, preparations are already underway at local golf courses for the upcoming season. Over at Nemadji in Superior, management say they are proactive when it comes to preventing ice buildup on the greens. In December crews were out in full force removing snow from various areas of the course to reduce the…

City Crews Continue to Work to Remove Snow

Snow removal efforts are still underway from the previous storms including over at First Avenue East and East Seventh Street in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-Snow removal efforts are still underway from the previous storms including over at East First Street and Seventh Avenue East in Duluth. City maintenance staff urge the public to stay patient during the snow removal efforts, especially with more snow on the way. “It’s a long process – nothing is done fast,” said Dawn Daniels, of city maintenance operations….

Duluth City Council Approves St. Luke’s Helipad Move

The Duluth City Council approved the move of St. Luke's helipad by a 6-2 vote last night.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth City Council approved the move of St. Luke’s helipad by a 6-2 vote last night as the hospital continues to look to expand. The move wasn’t without some controversy. Neighbors in the area have expressed concerns about how much noise they would have to deal with if the helipad moved. The resolution also approves St. Luke’s plans…

Dozens of Anglers Reported Stranded on Lake of the Woods

The Lake of the Wood’s Sheriff’s Office said today that more than 100 anglers were stranded on the Lake of the Woods since Sunday.

BAUDETTE, Minn.-The Lake of the Wood’s Sheriff’s Office said today that more than 100 anglers were stranded on the Lake of the Woods since Sunday. Snow and roads covered in drifts have been making it difficult for those anglers to get to land. Some of the anglers, according to the sheriff, were at least 25 miles out in some spots….

Cook Homicide Suspect Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

An Indiana man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing his girlfriend on a property near Cook after her remains were found there in July.

DULUTH, Minn.–An Indiana man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing his girlfriend on a property near Cook after her remains were found there in July. In January, 41-year-old Daniel Lynn pleaded guilty to second-degree murder without intent for the murder of 28-year-old Christina Woods. Woods’ remains were found on July 2 in a shallow grave on…

Local Veterans’ Organizations Need Your Help

Recently veterans' organizations in Superior donated more than $2,000 in Super One gift cards to Coast Guard members who weren’t getting paid during the government shutdown.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Recently veterans’ organizations in Superior donated more than $2,000 in Super One gift cards to Coast Guard members who weren’t getting paid during the recent government shutdown. Now those organizations are wanting to raise more awareness about what they do to help even more people. Earlier today we spoke with a representative from the Superior American Legion and he…

Kids Take Part in Space Camp

Kids got the opportunity to explore the universe today during a special camp at the Duluth Children's Museum.

DULUTH, Minn.-Kids got the opportunity to explore the universe today during a special camp at the Duluth Children’s Museum. During the event, which included NASA designed experiments, kids learned all about planets, asteroids and comets. Those organizing it, said today’s program really defines what the museum is all about. “Our whole experience at the Duluth Children’s Museum is to create…

Northlanders Dig Out from Snow Storm

Northlanders woke up to nearly five inches of fresh powder this morning as Duluth closes in on a February snowfall record.

DULUTH, Minn.-Northlanders woke up to nearly five inches of fresh powder this morning as Duluth closes in on a February snowfall record. With all that, snow removal volunteers were out in full force including one in Lincoln Park who has been snow blowing out his neighbors for years, not expecting any money in return. He says he does it because…

Multiple Minnesota Politicians Attending State of the Union

Multiple Minnesota lawmakers are expected to be at tonight's State of the Union, including Sen. Tina Smith and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flannagan.

DULUTH, Minn.-Multiple Minnesota lawmakers are expected to be at tonight’s State of the Union, including Sen. Tina Smith and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flannagan. Earlier today Fox 21 spoke with them and they said they hope President Trump tackles a variety of issues including education, healthcare, and infrastructure. They both also hope Trump will use language that brings the country together,…

Duluth Airport Sees Increase in Travelers in 2018

Possible Denver Flight in Future for Duluth Airport

Duluth, MN-Duluth International Airport officials have announced they saw a 13 percent increase in traffic in 2018 compared to 2017. More than 280,000 passengers flew through their facility last year. Both United and Delta saw increases over 2017, with United’s addition of the airbus flight in May leading to a nearly 30 percent increase year-over-year. Officials also said they expect…