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William A. Irvin to Resume Onboard Tours for 2020 Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Officials with the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center announced Wednesday afternoon that the William A. Irvin will resume onboard tours on Friday. Station to station tours will continue every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through September. This marks the first time since 2017 that onboard tours have been conducted. Longtime Irvin Manager, Steve…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Wednesday, July 8

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 39,589 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Wednesday morning and 8 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,485 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 692,970 tests have been completed to date. There are 34,902 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,272 patients have required hospitalization…

Sex Offender to be Released in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Authorities in Superior say a sex offender will be released Friday, July 17, and plans to reside in the vicinity of the 1600 block of North 16th Street in Superior. According to police, Christopher Stevens, 32, pled no contact in Douglas County to five counts of possession of child pornography in 2018. Stevens is described as a…

Duluth Police: Suspect Arrested in Connection to Tuesday Hit-and-Run Incident

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police say they have located and arrested a suspect in connection to a Tuesday hit-and-run incident. Authorities say police were dispatched to the 200 Block of West 4th Street around 11:17 a.m. on reports of an assault. While responding to the call police learned that one…

DECC to Hold First Event Since March

DULUTH, Minn. –  The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center announced on Tuesday that it will have its first event since March due to COVID-19 concerns. The Ovation Dance Challenge event will be a live-streamed dance competition from Symphony Hall July 10-11. “This is exciting news as it is the first event to take place since Manions held its Wholesale Spring Buying…

Level 3 Predatory Offender to be Released in Duluth

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – Authorities say a level 3 predatory offender will be released on Monday and plans to reside in the vicinity of Mesaba Avenue and West 1st Street in Duluth. According to police, David Michael Schmidt, 46, has a history of possessing child pornography and has also engaged in…

City: Infrastructure Improvements Needed at Proposed Duluth Costco Site to Continue Project

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth says public infrastructure improvements are needed at the proposed site for the Costco Wholesale development project for the project to move forward. According to recent documents submitted to the St. Louis County Board, the City of Duluth has “requested to establish a public hearing for input on proposed tax abatement financing for the…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, July 7

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 39,133 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 3 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,477 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 685,247 tests have been completed to date. There are 34,377 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,252 patients have required hospitalization…

Sailboat Heavily Damaged in Fire at Duluth Marina

DULUTH, Minn. – A sailboat caught fire in a Duluth marina Monday afternoon causing an estimated $40,000 damage, according to the Duluth Fire Department. The incident happened around 4:15 p.m. Monday at the Harbor Cove Marina. Fire crews arriving first on the scene found a 40-foot sailboat tied to the dock with heavy smoke and flames coming from the boat….

Midday Update 7-6-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, July 6, 2020

Join FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, July 6, 2020. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Monday, July 6

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 38,569 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Monday morning and 3 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,474 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 679,693 tests have been completed to date. There are 33,907 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,219 patients have required hospitalization…

Morning Update 7-6-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, July 6, 2020

Join FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, July 6, 2020. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News

Great Harvest Bread Co. Closes After Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

DULUTH, Minn. – Great Harvest Bread Co. in Duluth says they are temporarily closing after one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19. The bakery announced in a Facebook post on Monday that an employee tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend and was able to confirm that they contracted the virus from a social gathering outside of work. Great…

Update: Fire at Virginia Police Department, No Injuries Reported

Virginia's city hall also suffered heavy smoke damage, but the fire door acted like it was designed to and likely protected city hall.

VIRGINIA, Minn.-A fire broke out at the Virginia Police Department just before noon Friday. Officials say firefighters found a police vehicle fully engulfed in flames and spreading to another police vehicle at 11:20 a.m. The police department and attached city hall building were evacuated. No injuries were reported. The two police vehicles are a total loss and all three floors…

Suspect Arrested After Multiple Vehicles Damaged in Duluth Hit-and-Run

DULUTH, Minn.-One suspect is in custody after a report of multiple vehicles being damaged in hit-and-runs in Duluth this morning, while police seek out an additional suspect. At about 9 a.m. police responded to the intersection of First Avenue West and Fourth Street. Upon their preliminary investigation, police say there was a hit-and-run at Second Avenue East and Third Street. The…

COVID-19 Cases Rise in Douglas County, More Superior Bars Linked to Surge

Health Dept. has tracked "several" COVID-19 cases to President's Bar.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Douglas County Public Health is reporting seven more people tested positive for COVID-19 this week — specifically in Superior — bringing the total to 37. Common factors contributing to the spread of the virus are visitors from areas with high transmission rates and people who visited multiple public places while symptomatic. At least eight bars in the…

Missing Naked Man Found Under Manhole Cover in Downtown Duluth

From Wednesday’s search efforts. DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth officials are telling us tonight that the naked man who entered the sewers yesterday has been found alive. City spokesperson Kate Van Daele tells Fox 21 that he was discovered underneath a manhole cover at 5 p.m. today outside of the Wells Fargo building on Superior Street. The Duluth Fire Department received a call…

Lifeguards to Return to Park Point July 10

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth and the Duluth Area Family YMCA will once again provide lifeguards on Park Point this summer. Lifeguards will return to the beach on a limited basis, Friday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. Lifeguards services will begin on July 10 and go through Labor Day. “The city is grateful to the Duluth Area Family…

Lake Avenue Restaurant and Bar Temporarily Closing After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

(photo courtesy: Facebook/Lake Avenue Restaurant and Bar) DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Avenue Restaurant and Bar announced on Wednesday they will be closing temporarily due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. In a recent Facebook post, the restaurant wrote, “We are focusing right now on ensuring that the rest of our employees get tested. We continue to follow the cleaning…

Authorities Respond to Reports of Man in Duluth Sewer System, No one Located in Search

DULUTH, Minn. – Authorities in Duluth say they have ended their search for a person that allegedly crawled into the sewer system near the downtown area Wednesday afternoon. A city spokesperson says the Duluth Fire Department received a call around 12:17 p.m. reporting a man that was seen crawling into a sewer pipe around South 3rd Avenue West and I-35….

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Wednesday, July 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 36,716 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Wednesday morning and 4 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,445 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 617,107 tests have been completed to date. There are 31,947 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,081 patients have required hospitalization…

Trial Date Set for Former Minneapolis Officers Charged in George Floyd’s Death

(from left, Derek Chauvin, Tuo Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng) MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill has set the date for the first trial of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd as well as other deadlines in the case. The first trial will commence on March 8, 2021, at…

Wisconsin DNR to Allow Group Camping of 50 People or Less, Starting July 13

(FOX 9) – As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, Wisconsin campsites will also be taking more steps to reopen. Starting July 13, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will allow group camping for groups 50 or less. A reservation is required before setting up camp. Also, the DNR will start placing camp hosts at state park campgrounds and firewood at some state parks. While visiting the…

Two Harbors Man Charged With Hit-and-Run

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – A Two Harbors man has been charged with five felonies and a misdemeanor stemming from a Friday hit-and-run accident at an intersection in Midway Township. 35-year-old Rodney Drake Scandin, Jr. is charged with two counts of criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm – driver who causes collision leaves scene, three counts of criminal vehicular operation…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, June 30

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 36,303 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 6 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,441 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 605,316 tests have been completed to date. There are 31,601 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,054 patients have required hospitalization…

WITC to Offer In-Person Classes for Fall Semester

SUPERIOR, Wis. – WITC says they will offer in-person classes for the 2020-2021 academic year. “WITC is committed to providing all of the essential degrees and diplomas that require hands-on training while following the health department and CDC guidelines that are in place,” the college said in a Tuesday press release. The college says they will offer in-person classes for…

One Dead in Weekend Motorcycle Crash

GORDON, Wis. – Authorities say a Gordon man died in a motorcycle crash on Saturday on CTH Y near Jackacki Road in Gordon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to reports of a crashed motorcycle but no driver. When authorities arrived on the scene they found the crashed motorcycle about 300 feet off the pavement. First responders then…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Monday, June 29

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 35,861 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Monday morning and 10 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,435 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 592,955 tests have been completed to date. There are 31,225 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,031 patients have required hospitalization…

Superior Garage Destroyed in Sunday Night Fire

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Fire Department says a garage in Superior was destroyed in a fire Sunday night. Fire crews responded to the fire around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The fire department says the garage was already “well involved in fire” when crews arrived on the scene. The fire was quickly put out, however, the structure was destroyed with no…

McGregor Man Charged With Attempted Murder

AITKIN, Minn. – A McGregor man has been charged with second-degree attempted murder after stabbing a man in the chest. According to the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to reports of a stabbing at a residence in Spalding Township on Thursday. When deputies arrived on the scene they learned that 49-year-old Clifford Monroe Skinaway Jr. had stabbed a male…

Hibbing Elementary Teacher Charged With Sending Nude Images to Juveniles

HIBBING, Minn. – The Hibbing Police Department announced Friday that felony charges have been filed against a Lincoln Elementary School teacher for sending nude images to multiple juveniles. According to the criminal complaint, 27-year-old Jordan Michael Kochevar has been charged with four counts of distributing material via electronic communication that relates/describes sexual conduct to a child. Court records state that…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Friday, June 26

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 34,616 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Friday morning and 5 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,411 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 557,278 tests have been completed to date. There are 30,008 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 3,966 patients have required hospitalization…

Hibbing Girl Injured in FedEx Truck vs. Bike Crash

HIBBING, Minn. – Authorities say a juvenile girl from Hibbing was injured Tuesday morning when a FedEx truck struck the girl as she was riding her bike. Police say the accident happened around 11:37 a.m. at the intersection of 31st Street West and 5th Avenue West. Authorities say the girl suffered serious injuries and was transported to Fairview Range Medical…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Thursday, June 25

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 34,123 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Thursday morning and 9 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,406 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 542,696 tests have been completed to date. There are 29,854 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 3,943 patients have required hospitalization…

Essentia Health Announces Plans for First Ronald McDonald House in Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – The Essentia Health Foundation announced plans on Thursday for the first Ronald McDonald house in the Northland. The five-bedroom Ronald McDonald House Northland will be located on the fourth floor of the 5th Avenue Building and will “feed and provide respite for families of pediatric patients at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center.” “We know our pediatric families…

City of Duluth: Applications Now Open for Spirit Mountain Task Force

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth announced on Wednesday that they will be creating a Spirit Mountain Recreation Task Force to assist in drafting “a set of recommendations intended to help achieve financial stability” for Spirit Mountain moving forward, and applications are now open. In a recent press release, the city said Mayor Larson will be appointing nine to…

Midday Update 6-24-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Join FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist William Seay for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Categories: Community, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Wednesday, June 24

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 33,763 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Wednesday morning and 5 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,397 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 529,643 tests have been completed to date. There are 29,707 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 3,897 patients have required hospitalization…

St. Luke’s Updates Policy to Allow Visitors

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s Hospital is updating its visitor’s policy so patients will, once again, be allowed to see loves ones. The hospital says the updates will allow also allow loved ones to accompany patients to appointments. “We take the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community very seriously,” St. Luke’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nick Van…

MN Trooper Charged After Taking Woman’s Phone, Sending Himself Nude Photos

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was charged with felony stalking for taking a woman’s cell phone and using it to send himself nude photos of her, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Albert Kuehne, 36, was charged with two counts of stalking with bias due to the fact the victim was a woman. According to the criminal complaint,…