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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…

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…

More Details Come Forward After Cloquet Police Officer Dismissed

City of Cloquet Releases Statement on Dismissed Officer

CARLTON, Minn.-Last night, the Carlton County Attorney’s office announced it had dismissed 18 pending cases involving a Cloquet police officer. In a statement released today, the city of Cloquet said the officer being separated from his employment is Scott Beckman, who has been with the force since October of 2000. City Administrator Aaron Reeves told Fox 21 that a separation…

Local Business Gives Back to the Community

A business in Superior is giving back this holiday season in a unique way.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A business in Superior is giving back this holiday season in a unique way. Apple House Superior, which specializes in the sale of CBD oil, was donated a coat rack which they have placed on the sidewalk outside their store. The public can then hang up coats for those in need. The owner of the store says this type…

Bakeries Busy Across Northland

With Christmas fast approaching bakeries are getting busy with holiday orders.

DULUTH, Minn.-With Christmas fast approaching bakeries are getting busy with holiday orders. Over at Johnson’s Bakery on West Third Street, they have been seeing non-stop orders come in for big holiday parties and family gatherings. The owners say the holidays can get a little stressful for them. “We’re busy enough to just try and keep up with everything for everybody….

Children’s Museum Stays Busy During Winter Break

Now through the end of the year, the Duluth Children's Museum is offering special programming for kids on winter break.

DULUTH, Minn.-Now through the end of the year, the Duluth Children’s Museum is offering special programming for kids on winter break. Every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the museum will have free events dedicated to the importance of the area’s waters. Those organizing the program said it’s a fun way to get kids to learn more about the…

Train Car Derails on South Range, Leaks Hydrogen Peroxide

No one injured in the incident.

SOUTH RANGE, Wis.-The Superior Fire Department is reporting that a train car  on the South Range derailed at 10:30 a.m. today, spilling hydrogen peroxide. No one was injured during the incident and the leak was contained. We’ll have more on this story as the information becomes available.   Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: train derail

Last Saltie in Port of Duluth-Superior Loading Today, Expected to Depart Saturday

There was a flurry of grain-loading activity in the Twin Ports during the past several weeks as 17 oceangoing vessels ('salties') arrived to load cargoes ahead of winter closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway at the end of December.

DULUTH, Minn.-There was a flurry of grain-loading activity in the Twin Ports during the past several weeks as 17 oceangoing vessels (‘salties’) arrived to load cargoes ahead of winter closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway at the end of December. The Federal Rhine will be the last saltie to leave the Port of Duluth-Superior this season, though Great Lakes freighters…

Man Convicted of Charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle in Bayfield County

A crash that left one man dead in Cornucopia, Wis. in June of 2017, has lead to the conviction of man on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

BAYFIELD, Wis.-A crash that left one man dead in Cornucopia, Wis. in June of 2017, has lead to the conviction of man on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. After a four-day jury trial,  Andrew Peterson was convicted of that felony charge and could face a fine of $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or…

Christmas Trees Given to Veterans

Multiple Wisconsin veterans' organizations gathered in Superior today to raise holiday cheer for those that served.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Multiple Wisconsin veterans’ organizations gathered in Superior today to raise holiday cheer for those that served. More than 30 Christmas trees were being offered up at the corner of Catlin and Winter streets for free for veterans. Those organizing the event said the program serves as a type of therapy for the volunteers. “A lot of veterans need to…

10,000 Socks Donated to Salvation Army

10,000 socks, along with cash gifts, were donated to the Duluth Salvation Army today.

DULUTH, Minn.-10,000 socks, along with cash gifts adding up to $1,500, were donated to the Duluth Salvation Army today. It was all part of a fundraiser from Fond du Luth Casino, where patrons were given the chance to give to the less fortunate. Officials at the event said a donation of socks can go a long way for those in…

Sen. Klobuchar Speaks Out About President Bush

Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke to Fox 21 today after attending the services for President Bush in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke to Fox 21 today after attending the services for President Bush in Washington D.C. She said moments like this can bring the country together as nation looks back on the legacy Bush left behind. “We must pass on George H.W. Bush’s torch of good will, his torch of dignity…and how he dealt with…

Salvation Army Gift Wrapping Booth Opens at Miller Hill Mall

UWS Student-Athletes Also Give Back by Bell Ringing at Superior Super One

DULUTH, Minn.-The Salvation Army gift wrapping booth has opened at the Miller Hill Mall. The annual event is happening by Barnes and Noble this year where they expect to be busier than usual. They said they even had people requesting them to wrap their gifts before they even opened. “I set up on Friday the 30th – we weren’t even…

Funds Raised to Help Fight Diabetes in Douglas County

The Lake Superior Community Health Center and the Solon Spring Lions Club received a big donation today to help their patients fight diabetes.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Lake Superior Community Health Center and the Solon Spring Lions Club received a big donation today to help their patients fight diabetes. About $1,500 was raised for the groups through a fundraiser by the Saint Croix Inn in Solon Springs who held different events all November to raise funds to battle the disease Medical staff tell us that…

Homeowner and Three Dogs Uninjured in Duluth Fire

Cause of Fire Believed to be From Space Heater

DULUTH, Minn.-Just after the noon hour today, a fire broke out at 507 N. 76th Ave. W. which caused $10,000 damage and its resident and three dogs to be displaced. Upon arrival crews found smoke coming from the Delta side of a house. The lone occupant had made it out of the house, but three dogs remained inside. Crews then…

Christmas Comes to Glensheen

The holiday season is in the air at Glensheen.

DULUTH, Minn.-The holiday season is in the air at Glensheen. Right now the mansion is closed off from the public as preparations are underway to fill the 39–room estate with holiday decorations. Twenty–five Christmas trees are being put up throughout the mansion as Christmas tours get launched this weekend. Staff at the site say the Congdon family always thought of…

Students Showcase Research at UMD

We are about a month away from the semester ending at UMD and that means students big research projects are nearing completion.

DULUTH, Minn.-We are about a month away from the semester ending at UMD and that means students big research projects are nearing completion. Today those students held their Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase. Everything from science to art was on display during the event which serves as a spring board for students’ future academic endeavors. “It’s important for them to…

Purple Heart Winners Honored in Duluth Today

Purple Heart Recipients were honored in Duluth earlier today for all they have sacrificed for their country.

DULUTH, Minn.-Purple Heart Recipients were honored in Duluth earlier today for all they have sacrificed for their country. The St. Louis County Board passed a resolution today honoring those who were wounded in action. With that, the county was also named a Purple Heart County, a title the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, has been…

Salvation Army Fundraising Season Begins

The Salvation Army's fundraising season has begun.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Salvation Army’s fundraising season has begun. Earlier today their annual civic luncheon was held at the Inn on Lake Superior to kickoff efforts to raise funds for their food and toy drive, while also getting ready for their Red Kettle event. Leadership from the group said many Northlander’s struggle throughout the year, but many have a hard time…

Spirit Mountain Begins Making Snow

If snow falling from the sky isn't enough for you, Spirit Mountain is also getting in on the action as they started making their own snow this week.

DULUTH, Minn.-If snow falling from the sky isn’t enough for you, Spirit Mountain is also getting in on the action as they started making their own snow this week. Management there said the recent cold snap has made for ideal conditions for making the white stuff. They couldn’t be happier about it either, as it makes them feel more connected…

Raleigh Academy Honors Veterans

This Sunday veterans will be honored across the country during ceremonies for Veterans Day.

DULUTH, Minn.-This Sunday veterans will be honored across the country during ceremonies for Veterans Day. Today the Raleigh Academy School got in on the celebrations early with a Veterans Day event of their own. During the program students got to meet veterans from around the area while singing songs to them. Raleigh Academy has held a program honoring veterans every…

Venison Processing Businesses Busy

We are less than a week into the rifle deer season in Minnesota, but that hasn't stopped venison processors from staying busy.

DULUTH, Minn.-We are less than a week into the rifle deer season in Minnesota, but that hasn’t stopped venison processors from staying busy. Over at Old World Meats on Basswood Avenue butchers tells us they have been abnormally busy all week making all kinds of products including sausage and venison hamburger. Management there said they believe the busyness is due…

Math Conference Encourages Youth

Northland girls in grades nine through 12 got some encouragement today to pursue a career in math.

DULUTH, Minn.-Northland girls in grades nine through 12 got some encouragement today to pursue a career in math. St. Scholastica hosted a conference today showing young women what math has to offer them. Organizers said there’s a dire need for more women to be involved in subjects like math, and they hope today’s event will encourage them to pursue a…

Entrepreneurship Conference Held at UMD

UMD hosted it fourth annual Entrepreneurship Conference earlier today.

DULUTH, Minn.-UMD hosted it fourth annual Entrepreneurship Conference earlier today. The forum’s goal is to give students a real world perspective about what it’s like to own a business as they met with numerous local entrepreneurs. “I truly believe it’s important for students to get a real world perspective. We really like to invite people in from the community,” said Allie…

Hermantown City Council Approves Raising Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

The Hermantown City Council voted 5-0 last night to move the tobacco purchase age in the city to 21, starting Jan. 1 of 2019.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-The Hermantown City Council voted 5-0 last night to move the tobacco purchase age in the city to 21, starting Jan. 1 of 2019. The age limit also applies to vaping devices. Councilor Gloria Nelson told Fox 21 that the move was made because they want to get tobacco products out of young people’s hands so the area can…

Gov. Walker Visits Northland

As we close in on election day, that means multiple candidates are stopping in the Northland to drum up support for their campaign.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-As we close in on election day, that means multiple candidates are stopping in the Northland to drum up support for their campaign. Today was no different as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker held a rally at the Bong Airport in Superior. Walker is in a tight race against Democratic candidate Tony Evers. Walker said even though the polls are…

New Tourism Discount Pass Introduced to Duluth

A new program has been launched in Duluth that will lead to visitors and residents getting discounts on the area’s biggest tourist attractions.

DULUTH, Minn.-A new program has been launched in Duluth that will lead to visitors and residents getting discounts on the area’s biggest tourist attractions. The program dubbed the “Duluth Discount Pass” will allow the public to visit Duluth’s eight most popular tourist attractions on the cheap including Glensheen Mansion and the Lake Superior Zoo. You can purchase either a three-day…