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UPDATE: Duluth East High School Lockdown Lifted

DULUTH, Minn. – Just before 1:00 p.m. the lockdown at Duluth East High School has been lifted and they are continuing with the school day. DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East high school went into lockdown Tuesday morning after school staff found ammunition in a student’s locker. According to Duluth Superintendent John Magas, police were contacted around 11:30 a.m. and the…

Duluth East in Lockdown After Ammunition Found in Student’s Locker

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East high school went into lockdown Tuesday morning after school staff found ammunition in a student’s locker. According to Duluth Superintendent John Magas, police were contacted around 11:30 a.m. and the student was taken into custody. The school and students are safe, however, the school is remaining in lockdown to allow for an investigation to be…

Essentia, St. Lukes, Douglas County Public Health Department Halt the Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

DULUTH, Minn. – Essentia Health, St. Luke’s, as well as the Douglas County Public Health Department have all announced Tuesday they will be halting the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The organizations made the decision following a recommendation from the CDC and the United States Food and Drug Administration while they review six reported cases of severe…

Duluth Denfeld, East Plan for In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

DULUTH, Minn. – Officials at Denfeld and Duluth East say they are planning in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. Both schools are considering multiple options to accommodate for COVID-19 safety concerns. “Our principals and school staff are working hard to ensure graduation ceremonies are safe and meaningful,” said John Magas, ISD 709 Superintendent. “We ask everyone in our…

Kim Potter Identified As Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright In Brooklyn Center

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (FOX 9) – The police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center Sunday afternoon was identified as Kim Potter by the Minnesota BCA Monday night. In a release, the BCA said Potter has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years. She has been placed under standard administrative leave. Bodycam footage released Monday showed the moments…

Phase 4 of Superior Street Construction Begins

DULUTH, Minn.-The final phase of the Superior Street reconstruction project began today. Phase 4 of Superior Street reconstruction will be done in two parts, which include finishing vault work and installing concrete roadways, sidewalks, and amenities. This includes work between 1st and 3rd Avenues West, where temporary asphalt was laid down last year for the winter. That will start Monday…

New COVID Vaccination Site Opens in Eveleth

EVELETH, Minn.- A new vaccination clinic has opened on the Iron Range. Scenic Rivers Health Services opened their vaccination site about two weeks ago in Eveleth. The goal of the clinic is to serve the underprivileged and uninsured, but they say the vaccination clinic is open to everyone. They’ve even seen people come as far away as Minneapolis to get…

Essentia Health Announces Drive-Thru Pharmacy Service at Downtown Duluth Campus

DULUTH, Minn. – Essentia Health announced Monday that the Third Street Pharmacy now offers a drive-thru service. The drive-thru is located inside the Green Parking Ramp at the Duluth Clinic Third Street building and is equipped with signs to direct patients where to go. “Our new drive-thru offers another socially distanced option for prescription dispensing for our patients,” said Amy…

Pfizer Requests Emergency Use Authorization to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to Kids Ages 12-15

(FOX Business) – Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced on Friday that it submitted a request for emergency use authorization to begin administering its COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 in the U.S. Along with BioNTech SE, Pfizer has requested authorization from the Food and Drug Administration in the hopes that the vaccine will be available to children…

New Bagel Business Opens in Northland

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A new organic bagel business has opened in the Northland. Lift Bridge Bagels is currently taking orders online for a variety of flavors of bagels. The owner started her business over the winter, working out of the commercial kitchen at the Superior Business Center. And what’s the Northland’s favorite bagel? Here’s some insight. “I’ve really noticed that people…

Duluth Public Libraries Making Big Changes

DULUTH, Minn.- Some big changes are coming to the Duluth’s branch libraries beginning Monday. Both the Mount Royal and West Duluth branches will be opening what they are calling their Library Express, after being closed since the start of the pandemic. It will allow for brief in-person visits for members to check out materials or even get a new library…

Gov. Evers to Virtually Visit With Superior Middle School Students Friday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will virtually visit Superior Middle School students tomorrow, April 9. Superior Middle School Principal David Jensen says the governor will visit with 6th-grade teachers Mrs. Karly Caven and Mrs. Linda West’s classrooms through Google Meet Friday morning. During his virtual visit, the students will have the opportunity to share about themselves, their learning,…

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to Open Next Week at Wessman Arena

SUPERIOR, Wis. – University of Wisconsin’s Wessman Arena will be the site of a new community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic next week. The university says the Douglas County Public Health clinic will open Tuesday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. and will be run by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare who will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. Clinic hours will be Tuesday through Saturday…

Production Assistant – Part Time

Fox 21 News is seeking a part-time Production Assistant to join our team. Major job duties include running robotic cameras, audio, graphics, and teleprompter for our newscasts as well as other duties as assigned. Photoshop experience preferred but not required. Great job for someone interested in getting started in the television business or an experienced applicant looking for part-time work….

UMD Startup Cup Being Held Tonight

DULUTH, Minn.-Tonight some UMD students will be pitching their business ideas to a panel of professionals with the chance to win scholarship money. This year’s UMD Startup Cup will be held virtually and feature five different students groups who have business ideas related to everything from the travel industry to comics or even helping people with special needs. The hope…

CHUM Announces New Executive Director

DULUTH, Minn. – CHUM has named a new Executive Director. In a recent press release, CHUM announced that John Cole will replace Lee Stuart as Executive Director. After eight years as the Executive Director Stuart will be retiring from the position effective June 30, 2021. Cole, who is currently the interim Director at Align Minneapolis, will begin with CHUM on…

Demolition Begins at Site of Future Lincoln Park Flats Complex

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – Demolition has started in Lincoln Park at the site of the future Lincoln Park Flats complex. P&R Companies new development will be at the former Robert’s Home Furnishings building located at 2104 West Superior Street. The company says Lincoln Park Flats will be a four-story complex that…

Felton Named Duluth Diocese Bishop

DULUTH, Minn. – The Very Rev. Daniel Felton, of the Diocese of Green Bay, has been named the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Duluth. His episcopal ordination and installation have been set for May 20. Bishop-elect Felton, 65, was ordained a priest in June of 1981 and has since had parish assignments at Holy Innocents in Manitowoc, St. Raphael…

National Library Week Celebrated in Northland

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Libraries are being celebrated across the country this week for National Library Week. We caught up with leadership from the Superior Public Library who reflected on what’s it been like over the past year during the pandemic. They say it has been rough, but they have learned more about how they can better service the community. “We have…

Election Day Begins in Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Polls opened at 7 a.m. at multiple locations in Superior, as residents fill out their ballots for many seats up for grabs. Election officials tell us that although the pandemic has made things difficult, they are still able to able to host an election without many hiccups. “They have the Plexiglas up to prevent any transmission that way….

Furniture Mart USA Buys Former Duluth ShopKo

DULUTH, Minn. – Furniture Mart USA has bought the former Shopko building in Duluth. According to public records the company bought the building and land for $3 million. The building, located in the Stone Ridge Shopping Center on West Central Entrance, was home to Shopko until 2019. In late August 2020, Spirit Halloween opened at the location for the Halloween…

K9 Deputy Wesson Loses Battle With Cancer

1/3 (courtesy: Facebook/Northland K9 Foundation) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 (courtesy: Facebook/Northland K9 Foundation) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 (courtesy: Facebook/Northland K9 Foundation) Show Caption Hide Caption ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn. – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of its K-9 deputies. In a Facebook post by the Northland K9 Foundation, K9 deputy Wesson…

Sawyer County Authorities Identify Female Found Dead From Multiple Gunshot Wounds

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. – Authorities in Sawyer County have identified the female victim found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in residence in Sawyer County last week. According to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of a deceased female around 12:26 a.m. Friday at a residence on Hungary Lake Lane in the Town of Sand Lake. The Sawyer…

Authorities Investigating Death in Sawyer County

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. – Authorities in Sawyer County are investigating a death after deputies responded to a residence in the Town of Sand Lake on reports of a deceased female early Friday morning. When deputies arrived at the residence around 12:26 a.m. Friday they discovered a 42-year-old female dead from apparent gunshot wounds. A death investigation is now underway by…

US Capitol on Lockdown After Someone Rammed a Vehicle Into Two Capitol Police Officers

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — A car rammed a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday afternoon, injuring two Capitol Police officers and leading to the driver being shot, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. At least one officer was in serious condition, while the driver was in critical condition. Capitol Police say the crash happened…

Essentia Health Expands Vaccine Eligibility in Wisconsin

DULUTH, Minn. – Essentia Health announced on Friday that it is expanding its vaccine efforts to increase accessibility following Gov. Evers’ announcement that anyone aged 16 and older will be eligible for a vaccine starting Monday. Essentia says they are now vaccinating people 16 and older in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Appointments can be scheduled through Essentia’s online portal…

Duluth Chamber of Commerce Accepting Applications for Chamber President Position

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce says they are now taking applications for the position of Chamber President. After 24 years in the position, current President and CEO Ravid Ross announced last January his plans to step down effective August 4, 2021, his 65th birthday. In a notice distributed to Chamber members, Ross stated, “I have been…

Get Your Skateboard Ready for Spring

DULUTH, Minn.-As spring has arrived, one local skateboard shop is seeing an uptick in business. Whether it’s kids or people in their 40s, Damage Boardshop ownership say they are seeing more new customers, for a sport that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. “It’s pretty easy. You really don’t need to maintain a skateboard that much as long as you…

Otters Celebrate Eighth Birthdays at Aquarium

DULUTH, Minn.-The otters Agate and Ore celebrated their eighth birthdays today at the Great Lakes Aquarium. The duo celebrated by getting a tower filled with treats including shrimp and smelt. Staff are happy this year’s events worked out a lot better than last year’s, as the otter’s birthday party was one of the first big events they had to cancel…

Gov. Walz, Great Lakes Governors Call on President Biden to Support Critical Water Infrastructure

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Walz joined three other Great Lakes governors on Wednesday calling on President Joe Biden to prioritize federal investments in long-neglected water infrastructure. In a letter to the Biden Administration, lauded the American Rescue Plan Act’s $360 billion in direct aid to state and local governments and the inclusion of water and sewer infrastructure as acceptable…

Easter Lilies a Hot Seller in Northland

DULUTH, Minn.-If you are in need of an Easter lily, Engwall’s has them in stock. They usually sell between 80 and 100 and management says this year is no different as people continue to buy the flowers that help brighten up Easter celebrations. “We’ve been getting a lot of phone calls this week and it’s been one of the hot…

Governors Walz, Pawlenty Receive COVID-19 Vaccine on First Day All Minnesotans Eligible

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Walz and former Republican governor Tim Pawlenty received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday at the Vikings’ Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan. Today is the first day all Minnesotans 16-years-of-age and older are eligible to receive…

Suspect in Fond du Lac Reservation Shooting Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Brevator Township man charged with murder for shooting his friend at his home in November 2019 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. According to court records, 45-year-old Thomas Allen Micklewright shot 65-year-old James Arthur Couture at his home located at the 3500 block of Brevator Road. When police arrived on the scene they found Couture dead in…

Wisconsin To Open Vaccinations To General Public Monday

  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin will make everyone in the state who is 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting next week, Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday. Evers, a Democrat, announced the change in a tweet. BREAKING: Wisconsin leads the nation in getting available shots in arms, and today we’re announcing everyone 16 and older will be eligible…

Start Prepping Your Lawn Mower for Spring

DULUTH, Minn.- Local lawn mower repair shops are offering up some advice to make sure your mower is in tip-top shape as temps warm. Experts at Denny’s Lawn and Garden Center say waiting until the last minute to get it fixed is never a good idea, because repair shops can get very busy during the summer. “The best thing is…

Marinas Getting Prepared for Summer

SUPERIOR, Wis.-As the temperatures warm up, local marinas are getting busy preparing boats. Over at Barker’s Island in Superior, they expect to be launching boats in a few weeks, as the ice is almost out of the harbor. Management says this is always a fun time of the year as it means summer will be here soon. “It’s always really…

One Killed in Semi vs. Truck Crash North of Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn.-A pickup truck crashed head-on with a semi/logging truck on County Highway 2 north of Two Harbors, leading to a fatality. It happened just after 11 a.m. The driver of the pickup truck, 67-year-old Carl Schuller of Brimson, died as a result of the accident. The driver of the semi, a 54-year-old man from International Falls, did not…