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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…

Two Sex Offenders to be Released in Superior

A public meeting is now scheduled as two convicted sex offenders are set to be released from prison and will take up residence in Superior in the next few weeks.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A public meeting is now scheduled as two convicted sex offenders are set to be released from prison and will take up residence in Superior in the next few weeks. 41-year-old Jesse Thompson will be released Feb. 12 and will reside at on North 16th Street in Superior. He was convicted of third degree sexual assault in Eau Claire…

$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Superior

A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold Saturday in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold Saturday in Superior. The lucky player matched all five numbers (10, 17, 18, 43, 65) not including the Powerball (13). Those winning numbers came from a ticket sold at the Kwik Trip at 3027 E. Second St., which will collect a $20,000 retailer incentive for the sale. Player odds for winning the…

Sen. Baldwin Invites Northwestern Wisconsin Teacher to Tuesday’s State of the Union

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that retired educator Diane Whitcraft from Webster, Wis. will join her for President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that retired educator Diane Whitcraft from Webster, Wis. will join her for President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Whitcraft has multiple sclerosis and had been taking the same medication for more than 23 years and she now struggles to pay for it. “I’m grateful to Sen.Baldwin for…

Tips for Starting Your Car

With the cold snap many of you may have trouble starting your car.

DULUTH, Minn.-With the cold snap many of you may have trouble starting your car. Local mechanics from All Star Service and Accessories tell us that the top ways to make sure your car will start in the morning is by having it connected to a charger while also having a block heater. They say another good way to make sure…

MnDot Warns of Black Ice

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that the extreme low air temperatures and windy conditions the Northland will be experiencing for the next couple of days is causing black ice on area highways and on the interstate.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that the extreme low air temperatures and windy conditions the Northland will be experiencing for the next couple of days is causing black ice on area highways and on the interstate. Black ice is an invisible hazard that catches drivers’ off-guard and frequently causes crashes, according to MnDot officials, and many crashes have already…

Fire Destroys Home Near Cloquet

A fire destroyed a home on Kantonen Road in Stoney Brook Township near Cloquet last night at about 6 p.m.

STONEY BROOK TOWNSHIP, Minn.-A fire destroyed a home at 8797 Kantonen Road in Stoney Brook Township near Cloquet last night at about 6 p.m. No one was injured in the blaze, according to the Cloquet Fire Area Fire District, as the Minnesota State Fire Marshall investigates. Fire units  from Cloquet, Industrial, and Culver all responded to the scene.   Categories:…

New Superior Police Officer Sworn In

The Superior Police Department has sworn in its fifth female police officer.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The Superior Police Department has sworn in its fifth female police officer. She told Fox 21 today that this was a dream come true for her, helping people in a community she is quite familiar with. “I think what I’m looking forward to the most is starting what I was meant to do. Starting my career – especially in…

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….

Future of Freight Discussed in Duluth

Whether its semi-trailers leaving the Twin Ports full a goods, or rail cars packed with iron ore, the freight industry has a major impact on the local economy.

DULUTH, Minn.-Whether its semi-trailers leaving the Twin Ports full of goods, or rail cars packed with iron ore, the freight industry has a major impact on the local economy. Today Northland leaders from the Minnesota Department of Transportation came together to discuss how they can improve the area’s freight transportation system. One major issue they want to deal with are…

Trains and Toddlers Event Held

Kids got to enjoy the history of Duluth today during the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's trains and toddlers event.

DULUTH, Minn.-Kids got to enjoy the history of Duluth today during the Lake Superior Railroad Museum’s trains and toddlers event. During the program, kids got to hear stories, make crafts, all while touring the museum. Staff at the site say it’s a good way for children to understand more about what Duluth is all about. “We love it. They’ve become…

Duluth City Council Takes on Multiple Issues Tonight

Tonight the council will have a first reading on whether to restrict the sale of tobacco products to people under 21 - right now you have to be 18 to buy tobacco products in the city.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth City Council is set to take on another tobacco ordinance. Tonight they will have a first reading on whether to restrict the sale of tobacco products to people under 21 – right now you have to be 18 to buy tobacco products in the city. If the council votes on a second reading to approve the ordinance,…

Three Suspects Charged in Hibbing Homicide Case

Three suspects, including one juvenile, have been charged in connection with a homicide in Hibbing Sunday.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption HIBBING, Minn.-Three suspects, including one juvenile, have been charged in connection with a homicide in Hibbing Sunday. Deshon Bonnell, 18, along with 20-year-old Anthony Howson, and a 17-year-old female, are all getting charged with second-degree murder, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery, for the murder of Joshua LaValley of Aurora. The 33-year-old…

Mayor Gives Annual Chamber Speech

It’s a new year and new challenges await the city of Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-It’s a new year and new challenges await the city of Duluth. Mayor Emily Larson held her annual Chamber of Commerce speech today where she said the city has been dealt some blows during the past year, including all the damage on the Lakewalk, but the city is on the rise. She pointed to the Northland economy as one…

Warming Shelter Opens in Superior

The shelter, being called the Ruth House Night Warming Center, is located at 1901 N. 12th St., and will open whenever it goes below twenty degrees from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A new overnight warming shelter has opened in Superior. The shelter, being called the Ruth House Night Warming Center, is located at 1901 N. 12th St., and will open whenever it goes below 20 degrees from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. When at the shelter, the group will help supply a warm place to sleep, a needs assessment, and…