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St. Luke’s Fundraiser Being Held

The St. Luke's Volunteer Service Guild Holiday Sale began today in the hospital's gift shop.

DULUTH, Minn.-The St. Luke’s Volunteer Service Guild Holiday Sale began today in the hospital’s gift shop. All sales from that event will help provide for services for its patients. “It’s a lot of fun, it was fun setting up seeing all the new things – every year we have new things,” said Pam Nylander, president of volunteer services. The event,…

Economics Expert Visits Northland

Businesses and how they work with banks took center stage in Superior today as a financial expert from the state capital stopped in town.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Businesses and how they work with banks took center stage in Superior today as a financial expert from the state capital stopped in town. The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions’ Secretary is touring multiple businesses in Superior to find out more about how financial institutions are helping them grow. He told us Wisconsin is becoming a mecca for local…

Experts Offer Tips for Online Security

With constant headlines focusing on data breaches and other computer security concerns, Douglas County is becoming more proactive in helping the public fight back against hackers.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-With constant headlines focusing on data breaches and other computer security concerns, Douglas County is becoming more proactive in helping the public fight back against hackers. Earlier today a workshop was held at the Douglas County Service Center where the public and small business owners became more aware of the basic steps to protecting themselves online. Experts say some…

Trick-or-Treating Begins in Northland

We are just a few days away from Halloween, but that hasn’t stopped kids from trick-or-treating a little earlier in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-We are just a few days away from Halloween, but that hasn’t stopped kids from trick-or-treating a little earlier in Superior. Today kids went from business to business throughout the downtown business district to fill their bags with sweet treats. It’s become a tradition for some families in the Northland – something they hope to do every Halloween. “We’ve…

Local Package Experts Discuss Safety

With package safety at the forefront of many American's minds, Fox 21 stopped at a local package business to find out how they keep the shipping industry safe.

DULUTH, Minn.-With package safety at the forefront of many American’s minds, Fox 21 stopped at a local package business to find out how they keep the shipping industry safe. Management there said they like to see packages remain open before they are boxed up. They will also ask you a lot of questions when you come in about your shipment…

Ballot Equipment Tested Today in St. Louis County

We are less than two weeks away from the general election, and that means local election officials are preparing for the big day.

DULUTH, Minn.-We are less than two weeks away from the general election, and that means local election officials are preparing for the big day. Earlier today, St. Louis County held a voting equipment test, which would reveal any flaws they have in their system. “We’re very happy everything is running smoothly … we’ve had minimal issues,” said Phil Chapman, the…

Hunt for Pumpkins at Glensheen

With Halloween less than a week away, Glensheen is getting in on the fun with a very special Halloween–themed tour.

DULUTH, Minn.-With Halloween less than a week away, Glensheen is getting in on the fun with a very special Halloween–themed tour. Now through Halloween, 20 pumpkins will be hidden throughout the mansion for kids to find during their tour. There’s even a fun prize at the end so you can declare your pumpkin hunting mastery. “It’s a great way to…

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Climb

$1.6 billion - that's the estimated jackpot for tomorrow's Mega Millions drawing.

DULUTH, Minn.-$1.6 billion – that’s the estimated jackpot for tomorrow’s Mega Millions drawing. Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is also climbing to more than $600 million. Today Fox 21 spoke with a math expert on what your odds on winning actually are. A professor at UMD said the odds of hitting the Mega Millions is about one in 300,000,000. Mathematically he says…

Goats Invade Glensheen

A herd of goats have invaded the Glensheen Mansion grounds.

DULUTH, Minn.-A herd of goats have invaded the Glensheen Mansion grounds. They arrived there earlier today to chew down on some unwanted weeds in the rain garden before winter settles in. Leadership from the historic site said they were brought in for a trial run to see if they would be a good natural option for weed removal rather than…

Sen. Smith Visits Northland

Democratic Senator Tina Smith made a stop in Duluth today as she tries to drum up support for her campaign.

DULUTH, Minn.-Democratic Senator Tina Smith made a stop in Duluth today as she tries to drum up support for her campaign. Her first stop of the day was at Ecolibrium 3 in Lincoln Park where she met with local officials to talk about housing issues in the area. She said her goal today was to get a better understanding of…

City Estimates $18 Million in Damages Caused by Recent Storm

The city of Duluth has announced that there was an estimated $18 million in damages during the Oct. 10 storm to multiple locations in Duluth including the Lakewalk Trail from Canal Park to Leif Erickson Park.

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth has announced that there was an estimated $18 million in damages during the Oct. 10 storm to multiple locations in Duluth including the Lakewalk Trail from Canal Park to Leif Erickson Park. Other damaged areas include portions of the shoreline, a section of the seawall by the Minnesota Slip Bridge, the sidewalk behind the DECC,…

Cloquet Arena Burglary Suspect Arrested in Duluth

A man wanted by Cloquet police for allegedly breaking into an ATM Wednesday at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena was arrested in the early morning hours Thursday after turning himself in to Duluth police in a bizarre fashion.

CLOQUET, Minn.-A man wanted by Cloquet police for allegedly breaking into an ATM Wednesday at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena was arrested in the early morning hours Thursday after turning himself in to Duluth police in a bizarre fashion. At 3:30 a.m. Thursday authorities say the suspect walked into a Duluth gas station, plopped some cash on the counter and…

Teen Arrested After Multiple Fires at Gilbert Recycling Center

The Gilbert Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old boy, accusing him of starting three fires at the Gilbert Recycling Center over the last few days.

GILBERT, Minn.-The Gilbert Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old boy, accusing him of starting three fires at the Gilbert Recycling Center over the last few days. After an investigation by authorities, the cause of the fire was determined to be arson. Damages are expected to exceed $10,000, according to a release from police. The city of Gilbert has temporarily closed…

Future of Northland Discussed

Over the last two years Duluth's Planning Division has been gathering community feedback and perspectives for its "Imagine Duluth 2035" campaign.

DULUTH, Minn.- Over the last two years Duluth’s Planning Division has been gathering community feedback and perspectives for its “Imagine Duluth 2035” campaign. Today an update was given on the city comprehensive plan at the downtown Duluth Library, during an event sponsored by Fuse Duluth, a branch of the Chamber of Commerce that focuses on youth leadership. Those in attendance…

Purple Heart Recipients to go on Outdoors Excursion

Purple Heart recipients are descending on the Northland for a special outdoors excursion.

DULUTH, Minn.-Purple Heart recipients are descending on the Northland for a special outdoors excursion. Five veterans arrived in Duluth today as they head out to Delta, WI for all the fishing and hunting they can handle. The event, being organized by the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, is meant to serve as a way to relieve stress for the Purple…

Math Conference Happening at UMD this Weekend

UMD is celebrating math this weekend during a conference geared toward the subject.

DULUTH, Minn.-UMD is celebrating math this weekend during a conference geared toward the subject. The event, which features participants from across the planet, focuses on graph theory while studying properties of all kinds of networks which can be used for everything from sports tournaments to flight schedules. Organizers say it also helps by getting everyone in one room which helps…

Humphreys Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

He Will get Credit for the 717 Days Already Served

DULUTH, Minn. – Aaron Humphreys was sentenced Friday morning to five years in jail for charges of fifth degree assault and illegal possession of a firearm. Humphreys, 44, had been on trial a total of three times for the death of 47-year-old Eric Wayne Burns who was shot outside of Duluth’s Bedrock Bar in October of 2016. He will get…

Man Struck and Killed on State Highway in Aitkin County

Victim Was on Floodwood City Council

JACOBSON, Minn.-A Floodwood man is dead after being struck by a car on state Highway 200 in Aitkin County. The victim has been identified as Vernon Owens, a Floodwood city councilor. He was serving his third term. Owens was also a veteran who had served in the Marine Corps and Navy. The Minnesota State Patrol says the 61-year-old man was…

Oktoberfest begins in Northland

DULUTH, Minn.-Oktoberfest has begun in Duluth. Today marks the beginning of the 43rd annual Oktoberfest for all of Grandma’s restaurants in the Northland. The event features plenty of German beer and food along with polka music all while serving as a reunion for community members. Oktoberfest runs through the middle of next month. To find a complete schedule of events,…

New Water Plant Being Built in Cloquet

A new water plant being built in the city of Cloquet is getting an $8 million loan to help with construction costs at the site on Armory Road.

CLOQUET, Minn.-A new water plant being built in the city of Cloquet is getting an $8 million loan to help with construction costs at the site on Armory Road. City officials tell us the project is needed as it will help remove manganese from the water. The Minnesota Department of health says in high levels, that mineral could have future…

Banned Books Celebrated at UMD

Banned books are being celebrated at UMD all this week.

DULUTH, Minn.-Banned books are being celebrated at UMD all this week. It’s all part of a nationwide effort to get people more interested in books that have a negative reputation. Library officials told us that some of the top reasons the public has wanted books banned include the way they depict violence, sex, and drugs. “Censorship is bad and we…

Read to Final Four Program Begins

The Final Four will be in Minneapolis this spring, but that hasn't stopped the NCAA from kicking off the festivities early.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Final Four will be in Minneapolis this spring, but that hasn’t stopped the NCAA from kicking off the festivities early. Earlier today the UMD men’s and women’s basketball teams came to Piedmont Elementary to launch the “Read to the Final Four” program. The initiative includes free access to a library of more than 5,000 books online while also…

Single Vehicle Crash Leaves man With Life Threatening Injuries

Police Believe Alcohol was a Factor in the Crash

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – A Grand Rapids man is battling life threatening injuries after his vehicle went off the road Wednesday evening. The single vehicle accident happened on Highway 38 near Abro Road in Itasca County. The 57-year-old driver was transported to Grand Itasca Hospital for his injuries. Authorities say there was severe damage to the vehicle and believe alcohol…

Suspect Pleads Guilty in Assault Over Cigarette

Smith Faces 20 Years

DULUTH, Minn. – The 22-year-old charged with first degree felony assault for repeatedly punching another man in the head over a cigarette has pleaded guilty. Joseph Chazz Smith of Duluth had a verbal dispute with a 27-year-old male in Mr.D’s in West Duluth on August 5. The two then took the argument outside where both men struck each other before…

Mercuria Energy Announces Plans to Invest in Mesabi Metallics

DULUTH, Minn. – Mercuria Energy announced on Wednesday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chippewa Capital Partners, LLC the owner of Mesabi Metallics LLC. Mercuria says the investment is intended to support the creation of new long-term jobs on the Mesabi Range. The transaction with CCP will allow Mercuria to acquire majority stake in the iron ore…

Trial Starts for Hibbing man Charged in Child’s Death

Bonacci-Koski Confessed to Neglecting the Child

VIRGINIA, Minn. – The trial has begun for 26-year-old Jesse Lee Bonacci-Koski who is facing charges for his involvement in the fatal fire that killed an 11-month old boy on August 2, 2017. Bonacci-Koski, of Hibbing, is charged with four counts, including second degree manslaughter and fifth degree possession of a controlled substance. According to the criminal complaint, the 11-month…

Speeding Vehicles Crashes Into Crystal Lake, One Dead

The Victims Names Were not Immediately Released

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Authorities say a car traveling at a high rate of speed on Pokegama Avenue crashed into Crystal Lake just before 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Grand Rapids Police believe the car went straight at a “T” intersection on Crystal Boulevard landing the vehicle in the lake. The female passenger, identified as 22-year-old Savannah Hegdahl of Keewatin,…

St. Louis County Deputy Vehicle hit by Alleged Drunk Driver

The Incident may Have Been Intentional

Courtesy: St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office DULUTH, Minn. – According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office a Patrol Sergeant was hit head on by an alleged drunk driver at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday night. The accident took place on Highway 8 in Industrial Township and authorities believe the 25-year-old Saginaw man possibly hit the Deputy’s vehicle intentionally. Authorities…

Jacket Fest Held at UWS

The largest Jacket Fest in history took place on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus earlier today.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The largest Jacket Fest in history took place on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus earlier today. The event featured more than 80 different organizations, and allows for students to explore what opportunities are available for them when it comes to employment and clubs they can join. One staff member from the college told us, that jobs and internships in…

Vehicle Hits DTA bus Injuring Three People in Duluth

No one Sustained Life Threatening Injuries

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department say a car collided with a DTA bus just before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning sending three people to local area hospitals. According to authorities the Duluth Police Department, Duluth Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the…

Eleven Charged in Major Twin Ports Drug Bust

One Defendant is Still on the run

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – A major drug bust in the Twin Ports has led to 11 people being charged in court today for their roles in supplying multiple pounds of meth per week in the area….

Towns NOT Eligible For Town of the Week

The following towns have been Town of the Week and are not eligible again at this time. Some of our early winners are now able to participate again. if your town is not on this list please feel free to nominate them: Barnum Ashland Grand Marais Two Harbors Cook Port Wing Proctor Cloquet Eveleth Hayward Lake Nebagamon Sandstone Babbitt Mountain…

New Murals Unveiled in Northland

Both Duluth and Superior Have New Murals

NORTHLAND-Multiple new murals have popped up in the Northland. Over at the pub Jack’s Place on Tower Avenue, a huge mural is being painted by artist Brian Olson in the bar’s beer garden. The co-owner of the bar said this is the 13th mural at the site with this one focusing on a cityscape from Superior’s past. “Customer’s love it;…

Bayfront Blues Festival Tomorrow

About 30 Bands Set to Perform

DULUTH, Minn.-The 30th annual Bayfront Blue Festival kicks off tomorrow with gates opening at 11 a.m. More than 20,000 fans are expected to take over Bayfront this weekend with about 30 acts performing. Event organizers said the last three decades have flown by and they are proud that Bayfront has grown so much over the years. “It’s amazing, it doesn’t…

Pence Arrives in Northland

DULUTH, Minn.-Vice President Mike Pence made his way to Duluth today to drum up support for Republican Congressional Candidate Pete Stauber, while also meeting with local business leaders. Just after 11 a.m. Pence’s Airforce 2 landed at the Duluth International Airport. He was welcomed by quite a few onlookers of all ages at the airport as they waited for their…

Politicians Visit Local School to Talk About Opportunity Gaps

DULUTH, Minn.-Lester Park Elementary School welcomed some political leaders today as Minnesota’s campaign season heats up. DFL endorsed candidate for Governor Erin Murphy, along with Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, stopped by the school to visit with students attending the district’s summer Key Zone Program, which is an educational program that serves kids outside of school. Those who lead that program…

New Ballot Machine Tested Out

DULUTH, Minn.-In Duluth today, the county auditors got ready for the big election in November along with the upcoming primary. Staff from that office tested out one of their new machines today using mail ballots. The new machine should help speed along the process for counting ballots because they won’t have to worry about paper jams any more. “This machine…

Accused Murderer Back in Duluth Court Tomorrow

Jesse Dahlstrom Has Been Accused of Stabbing Woman to Death in West Duluth Super One Back in 2014

DULUTH, Minn.-A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in the West Duluth Super One back in December of 2014, will be back in a St. Louis County courtroom tomorrow. Jesse Dahlstrom, 39, is facing a second-degree murder charge after allegedly stabbing to death 75-year-old Sally Pionk of Proctor. Dahlstrom had previously been evaluated for mental health reasons to…

Cleveland-Cliffs’ Nashwauk Land Acquisition Upheld in Court Ruling

The Acreage Acquired is Approximately 553 Acres

DULUTH, Minn. – Cleveland Cliffs announced Monday that the United State Bankruptcy Court reaffirmed the 2017 Cliffs acquisition of the land in Nashwauk. The ruling resolved the land dispute between Cliffs and Glacier Park Iron Ore Properties LLC ruling in favor of Cliffs. Cliffs now expects to be able to utilize the acquired real estate interests to implement a financially…

Former Gov. Pawlenty Visits Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty came to Duluth today to visit the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, while campaigning for governor. The former Republican presidential candidate met with WLSSD staff and toured the facility to discuss their project to increase efficiency and sustainability. “ want to make sure we have available, affordable energy and that sort of includes an…

Mayor Larson Tweets About Nolan Incident

This is the Only Commet Larson Will Make at This Time

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Mayor Emily Larson shared a tweet Thursday night saying: City officials confirm the post was in response to the recent sexual harassment accusations three women made against Nolan’s former legislative director, Jim Swiderski. The women accused Swiderski of harassing and groping them in the workplace. Swiderski was allowed to leave his office in 2015 rather than…

Beer and Wine Will now be Sold During UMD Hockey Games

The Change Will Happen During the 2018-19 Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Beer and wine will now be sold at the AMSOIL Arena during all UMD men’s and women’s hockey games. The change will come in the 2018-19 hockey season. UMD officials say the change comes as a growing number of fans have requested the ability to purchase alcoholic drinks in the arena during game times. Currently alcoholic drinks…

Driver in Fatal Motorcycle Crash Identified

Sullivan was Wearing his Helmet

DULUTH, Minn. – The driver of the Wednesday morning fatal motorcycle crash has been identified. The Duluth Police Department identified the driver as 30-year-old John Paul Sullivan. Sullivan hit a deer while driving his motorcycle on Grand Avenue. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Sullivan was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash. Categories: News, News –…

Duluth Chief Administrative Officer Montgomery Announces Retirement

Montgomery Will Retire October 1

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Chief Administrative Officer Dave Montgomery announced his retirement this morning at a hastily called joint news conference in the Duluth City Hall alongside Duluth Mayor Emily Larson. Montgomery has been with the city for nine and a half years and stated his last day will be October 1. Looking back at his time serving two Duluth…

One Dead in Motorcycle Crash

The Driver was Wearing a Helmet

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department responded to a motorcycle accident on Grand Avenue Wednesday morning just before 8:00 a.m. Authorities say the driver stuck a deer killing the driver of the motorcycle. The driver was wearing a helmet. The identity of the driver is being withheld until family has been notified. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Duluth Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects

If you Have any Information Call 911

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects involved in an armed robbery that took place Monday just after 10:30 p.m. Authorities responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Short Stop at 906 Central Entrance Drive. One of the…

Former Cloquet Middle School Vandalised, Five Charged

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet Police Department investigated a report of a burglary and vandalism at the old Cloquet Middle School. Authorities say the suspects caused about $38,000 worth of damage in the building. The damage includes broken windows, spray…

ATV Driver Identified in Fatal Sawyer County Crash

Authorities are Investigating the Accident

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. – An Onalaska man is deceased after an ATV crash Saturday morning in Sawyer County. The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call reporting an ATV crash on Maple Terrace Drive in the Town of Edgewater. When authorities arrived on scene they confirmed the male driver was deceased and believe the crash happened a few hours…

Soo Line Trail Damaged From Heavy Rains

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption CASS COUNTY, Minn. – Trail repairs will soon be underway for many parts of the Soo Line Trail south of Remer. The Cass County Sheriff’s office say that parts of the trail are still under water or are washed out…