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Jingle Bus Shuttle Service to Bentleyville Returns to Canal Park, Downtown Duluth

The Greater Downtown Council is once again offering its free weekend shuttle service for people attending the Bentleyville Tour of Lights. The Jingle Buses run approximately every 10 to 20 minutes beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Canal Park Jingle Bus stop is at Buchanan Street near Canal Park Drive. The Downtown Jingle Bus travels along Superior Street with stops at…

Visit Duluth President Stepping Down at End of Year

DULUTH, Minn. – After 16 years with Visit Duluth, President and CEO Anna Tanski will be stepping down at the end of the year. “As Duluth’s hospitality industry emerges from the challenges brought on by the pandemic, I feel it’s the right time to step aside and pave the way for a new leader at Visit Duluth,” said Tanski. “Tourism…

Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The Kenosha County jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges against him. Rittenhouse killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz in August 2020 during chaotic protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The jury came back with its verdict after close to 3 1/2 days of deliberation. Rittenhouse, 18, could…

News Reporter/Anchor—FT

KQDS FOX 21 NEWS in Duluth, MN is looking for a full-time News Reporter to join our team. This person will also fill in to anchor various newscasts as needed. The ideal candidate has previous experience in a television newsroom environment and a college degree. Should be comfortable doing live shots, capable of enterprising daily story ideas, and able to…

Bentleyville Adds Surveillance System to Bayfront’s “Tour of Lights”

DULUTH, Minn. –  Bentleyville will be adding video surveillance to this year’s “Tour of Lights” to help deter vandalism and theft. Today, Bentleyville founder Nathan Bentley announced that Downtown Computer has donated a campus-wide CCTV system, complete with cameras in elevated locations, recorders, surveillance management systems, and other technologies that can be remotely accessed 24/7. “Nearly every year Bentleyville experiences…

Duluth Fire Department Responding to “Small Structure” Fire in Woodland

DULUTH, Minn. – Fire crews are responding to a “small structure” fire in the Woodland neighborhood Tuesday morning. According to a recent Twitter post, the Duluth Fire Department responded to the fire around 9:45 a.m. on the 300 block of West Wabasha Street. Crews were able to put the fire out quickly and are now working on extinguishing hotspots. Residents…

Spooner Middle School Remains Closed as “Epoxy-like Oder” Still Present in Building

SPOONER, Wis. – On Monday the Spooner School District provided an update on the “epoxy-like odor” identified in the middle school building last Wednesday that forced an evacuation of all students and staff. According to a news release, the odor “continues to to be present in three areas of the building today” which has caused the Superior Fire Department to…

24 Students, 20 Staff Members Received Medical Treatment Following Spooner Middle School Evacuation

SPOONER, Wis. – The Spooner School District says a total of 44 people have received medical treatment following an evacuation of the Spooner Middle School Wednesday morning due to a strong epoxy-like odor in the building. According to school officials, 24 students and 20 staff members have received treatment for their symptoms. Two students were transported to a medical facility…

Twin Ports Walk to End Alzheimer’s Raises More than $167K

DULUTH, Minn. – This year’s Twin Ports Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised more than $167,000 to fight the disease. Organizers report 450 people and nearly 100 teams took back in the event back in September. Funds raised help to provide people in the local community with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers with free care and support services. “The Twin…

Portion of Lake Avenue to Close Today for Christmas Tree Installation

DULUTH, Minn. – A portion of Lake Avenue will be closed today to accommodate Minnesota Power installing their Christmas tree in Minnesota Power Plaza. The closure will affect traffic going southbound on Lake Avenue from Superior Street to I-35. Drivers are encouraged to access I-35 and Canal Park from South Fifth Avenue West. The closure will be in place from…

Multiple Fire Departments Respond to Structure Fire in Forbes

FORBES, Minn. – Multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire in Forbes just after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived on the scene a residence and an outbuilding were fully engulfed in flames. The homeowners were not home when the fire broke out. The cause of the fire remains under investigation….

NFL Fines Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Allen Lazard for Violating League COVID-19 Rules

(FOX 9/Fox TV Digital Team) – The NFL has fined the Green Bay Packers $300,000 and franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers as well as wide receiver Allen Lazard $14,500 each for violating the league’s COVID-19 rules. The move follows controversial comments Rodgers made last week about why he didn’t get vaccinated for COVID-19, despite previously saying publicly that he was “immunized.”…

Students, Staff Evacuated at Spooner Middle School Due to Strong “Epoxy-like” Odor

SPOONER, Wis. – Students and staff at the Spooner Middle School were evacuated Wednesday morning after a “strong epoxy-like odor” was detected in the building and surrounding grounds. School District officials say the odor was detected around 8:40 a.m. when some faculty members and students began experiencing discomfort from the smell. As a precaution, the building was evacuated around 9:10…

Producer

KQDS FOX 21 TV in Duluth, Minnesota is looking for a Producer who can be one of our newsroom leaders.  This person will play a major role in shaping our daily newscasts.  This job includes not only producing responsibilities, but also assisting as needed with assignments, researching story ideas, and setting up interviews.  The ideal candidate has solid writing, computer,…

CO2 Leak Forces Evacuation Of Red Lobster In Canal Park

UPDATE: According to the Duluth Fire Department the Red Lobster in Canal Park has fully reopened following a carbon dioxide leak reported Tuesday afternoon. Fire crews arrived at the restaurant around 12:00 p.m. and spoke with the manager who said she had shut off the carbon dioxide cylinder and evacuated the restaurant before crews got to the scene. Crews evaluated…

Assistant News Director—Full Time

KQDS FOX 21 TV in beautiful Duluth, Minnesota is looking for an Assistant News Director.  This person will work closely with the News Director in planning newsroom strategies and helping to manage day-to-day newsroom operations.  Experience with handling newsroom assignments and newscast production is a definite plus.  Need a team player who can multi-task under tight deadlines.  Knowledge of this…

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….

Eagan Fire Department Welcomes First All-Female Crew

(courtesy: Fox 9) EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Eagan Fire Department has an all-female crew for the first time in the department’s 58-year history. Captain Jessica Hoffman, Firefighter Danielle Fasching, and Firefighter Natalie Holter make up the team that will crew Eagan Engine 2. According to a release from the fire department, the National Fire Protection Association reported that…

Superior Police Investigating Two Separate Robberies Within 24 Hours

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior police say they are investigating two unrelated robberies that happened within a 24 hour period in Superior earlier this week. According to the Superior Police Department, officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Walgreens located on 2015 Tower Avenue around 11 p.m. Wednesday. An employee told officers that a white male had been…

Account Executive

KQDS FOX 21 TV is seeking a creative and dedicated Account Executive to maintain favorable contact with current clients & develop relationships with new advertisers. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree, 1+ years outside sales experience, and a personal interest in the local business community. Motivated, personable individuals with the ability to listen to clients & develop comprehensive advertising…

UMD Chancellor Lynn Black Announces Retirement

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD Chancellor Lendley Black announced his retirement Thursday after 12 years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Black started at UMD in August 2010 after serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs in Kennesaw, Georgia from 2002 until he was promoted in 2006 to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, a position he held until he came…

St. Luke’s Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Children Ages 5 to 11

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s announced Wednesday that parents can now schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for their kids between the ages of 5 to 11 years old. Appointments are available at St. Luke’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic starting on Monday. Appointments can be made by logging into your child’s St. Luke’s myCare patient portal or by calling 218.249.4200. St. Luke’s COVID-19…

One Arrested in Cass County Drug Investigation

CASS COUNTY, Minn. – A Pine River man was arrested Saturday in connection to an ongoing drug investigation in Cass County. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, investigators, along with the Minnesota State Patrol, made a traffic stop on a vehicle Saturday in the Motley area. The driver, a 44-year-old Pine River man, was detained. Authorities say a search…

Update: Embarrass Man Facing Arson, Burglary Charges in Connection to Iron Range Fire, Accident

1/3 (courtesy: Northland FireWire) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 (courtesy: Northland FireWire) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 (courtesy: Northland FireWire) Show Caption Hide Caption   UPDATE: BALKAN TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A Minnesota man is facing multiple charges, including first-degree arson and third-degree burglary in connection to the Tuesday night Iron Range fire that destroyed a garage and four vehicles. According…

Report: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Tests Positive for COVID-19

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Fox 9) – Aaron Rodgers has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a report by Tom Pelissero, NFL Network reporter. Sources: #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for Sunday’s game against the #Chiefs. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 3, 2021 Rodgers…

Two Dogs Die in Superior Mobile Home Fire

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A mobile home in Superior was completely destroyed and two dogs were killed in a fire that broke out late Tuesday night. Superior fire crews were dispatched to 4920 Bay Drive around 11:09 p.m. on reports of a structure fire. According to the Superior Fire Department, when crews arrived at the scene they found a mobile home…

General Election – November 2, 2021 Results

Below is the up to date results of the key races in Tuesday’s Minnesota General Election Council Member at Large – Elect 2 Azrin Awal -6,882 votes (30.75%) Joe Macor -6,131 votes  (27.39%) Terese Tomanek  -7,959 votes (35.56%) Timothy L. Meyer – 1,302  votes (5.82%)   Council Member District 2 Dave Zbaracki -636 votes (24.80%) Mike Mayou -1,911 votes (74.53%)…

49 Essentia Health Staff Members Fired Over Vaccination Status

DULUTH, Minn.- Essentia Health says 49 employees have been fired after failing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by the set deadline or not applying for an exemption. The hospital confirmed that the employees were let go on Monday. In August, Essentia Health announced all employees and other contractors who work inside the facilities must get their first vaccine dose by…

Minnesota Opening up Alternate Care Site for COVID-19 Patients

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (FOX 9) – As COVID-19 cases in Minnesota continue to overwhelm hospitals that are already struggling with staffing, Governor Tim Walz announced Tuesday the state will open up its first alternate care site. The state will transform Benedictine St. Gertrude’s, a senior care facility in Shakopee, Minnesota, into an overflow facility for COVID-19 patients. The governor’s office says…

Minnesota Power Requests 18% Rate Increase

Minnesota Power Files Request for Rate Change to Support Sustainable Energy Future

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota Power announced Monday it’s filing a request with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to increase its annual operating revenue by $108 million and adjust rates for its retail electric customers. The company says the approximately 18% increase reflects changes in revenue and expenses related to Minnesota Power’s ongoing EnergyForward clean energy transition, evolving customer demand,…

MNsure Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1

Open Enrollment for MNsure Runs Through Jan. 15, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn.— Nov. 1 marks the beginning of MNsure’s open enrollment period. Open enrollment refers to the once-a-year opportunity when all Minnesotans can enroll in affordable, comprehensive health and dental coverage through MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace. This year, Minnesota’s open enrollment will run from Nov. 1 until Jan. 15, 2022, with two important deadlines: Minnesotans must enroll by…

Victims Identified in Home Explosion, Fire Near Tower

(courtesy: Facebook/Friends of the Northland FireWire via The Timberjay Newspaper) GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Authorities have identified the two victims in Wednesday’s house explosion and fire near Tower Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says 72-year-old Michael Gramse was found severely injured in the yard by fire crews when they arrived at the scene around 9:36 a.m. According to…

Second Harvest Launches New Program to Rescue Food for Local Families

DULUTH, Minn. – Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank announced Thursday it is launching a new program to rescue food for local families. Through the program, called “Fresh Connect,” volunteers can pick up food from convenience stores, retailers, restaurants, and caterers and deliver it to local food shelves, on-site meal programs, or the food bank directly. “The pandemic has affected…

Update: One Dead, One Severely Injured in Home Explosion, Fire Near Tower

(courtesy: Facebook/Friends of the Northland FireWire via The Timberjay Newspaper) GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Minn. Authorities say human remains have been found inside the home that appears to have exploded and then caught fire Wednesday morning in Greenwood Township. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the 911 Center received a report around 9:36 a.m. of a house explosion in the…

Visit Duluth Launches New Tourism Website

DULUTH, Minn. – Visit Duluth on Wednesday announced the launch of its new website. The group says the newly launched site shows Duluth as a premier vacation, outdoor, convention, and destination spot while also highlighting helpful information for visitors to the area. To help get the new website up and running Visit Duluth says they teamed up with local marketing…

Twin Metals to Appeal Federal Decision on Proposed Mine

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Twin Metals says it will appeal a federal decision that dealt a serious blow to its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. Last week, the Biden administration ordered a mineral withdrawal study that could lead to a 20-year ban on mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a popular recreational area in the Superior National…

Fire Crews Respond to Home Fire, Explosion Near Tower

1/2 (courtesy: Facebook/Friends of the Northland FireWire via The Timberjay Newspaper) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 (courtesy: Facebook/Friends of the Northland FireWire via The Timberjay Newspaper) Show Caption Hide Caption   GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Fire crews responded to the scene of a potential home explosion and subsequent fire in Greenwood Township near Tower Wednesday morning. According to the Northland…

Gov Walz Announces Plan to Vaccinate 5-11 Year Olds in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced Minnesota’s plan to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11 after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee voted to recommend the use of the Pfizer vaccine in children 5-11 years old. “Every 5-11-year-old in Minnesota deserves the protection the COVID-19 vaccine has to offer,” said Governor Walz. “The…

Preparations Underway for Chum Warming Center; Organizer Seek Volunteers

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Louis County officials say preparations have started once again to offer a warming center this winter for people experiencing homelessness in the Duluth area. As part of the preparations, organizers are looking for volunteers and donations so they can be ready when the first cold night arrives. While CHUM staff is always on-site when the warming…

U of M System To Require Proof of Vaccination for Faculty, Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The University of Minnesota will require all faculty and staff system-wide to submit proof of vaccination to comply with President Joe Biden’s executive order that requires federal contractors and subcontractors to show proof of employee vaccinations. The university previously only required faculty and staff to attest to their vaccination status. How is the U of M…