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Movies in the Park Announces 2022 Lineup

DULUTH, Minn. – Movies in the Park is returning to Leif Erikson Park this summer! The Greater Downtown Council announced the 2022 movies line-up Thursday morning with Sing 2 kicking off the season at sunset on July 8. The full season will run from July 8 through August 26. After some robust online voting, eight movies shot to the top…

Gov. Evers Approves Funds To Improve 900 Miles of Public Roads for 2022

MADISON, Wis. – On Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers along with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced over $300,000 in state funds to maintain and improve public roads across the state. The funds were made available through the County Forest Aids program and will help maintain roads in 24 counties throughout the state. “In just three years, we’ve made major headway…

Duluth City Councilor Arik Forsman, Breanna Ellison Announce Run for Minnesota House

DULUTH, Minn. – On Wednesday, Duluth City Councilor Arik Forsman and Duluth resident Breanna Ellison announced their run for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Both candidates are running for the seat currently held by District 7A Rep. Jennifer Schult, DFL. Due to redistricting in the state, the seat will now be District 8B. “Serving the people of Duluth on the…

Cloquet Police Identify Victim in ‘Suspicious’ Death

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet Police Department has identified the possible victim of a suspicious death. On Tuesday, authorities in Cloquet confirmed 33-year-old Amanda Cadotte as the victim found dead last Thursday. The Cloquet Police Department, Fond du Lac Police Department, and Cloquet Fire District responded to a medical call on Thursday around 7:24 a.m. at 956 Trettel Lane. When…

FCC Applications

No currently pending FCC applications are subject to the online posting requirement. Updated on March 8, 2022.

Saturday Properties Decides Not To Move Forward With Purchase of Central High School

DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday, Duluth Public Schools announced that the developer of the Central High School property off of Central Entrance had pulled out of the deal. In a recent news release, the district said Saturday Properties, located out of St. Louis Park, notified district officials on Friday that it would no longer be moving forward with the deal….

Cloquet Police Investigating ‘Suspicious Death’

CLOQUET, Minn. – Authorities in Cloquet say they are investigating the death of a woman that is being considered suspicious. The Cloquet Police Department, Fond du Lac Police Department, and Cloquet Fire District responded to a medical call on Thursday around 7:24 a.m. at 956 Trettel Lane. When officers arrived at the scene they found an unresponsive female. She was…

39th Annual First Ship Contest Now Open

DULUTH, Minn. – Visit Duluth and the Duluth Seaway Port Authority have teamed up once again for the 39th Annual First Ship Contest. To submit your guess for the exact date and time the season’s first “saltie” passes under the Aerial Lift Bridge, head to visitduluth.com/firstship or click here. The contest closes at midnight on March 24. This year, the…

Producer/Reporter

KQDS FOX 21 TV in Duluth, Minnesota is looking for a Producer/Reporter.  This person will play a major role in helping to shape 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, and telephone skills.  You will be…

Renee Van Nett Announces State Senate Run

DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday, Duluth City Councilor Renee Van Nett is announcing her run for State Senate District 8. Van Nett was first elected to the city council in 2017 and represents Duluth’s 4th District. In January 2021 she was elected as the first Indigenous woman to serve as Duluth City Council president. “Renee believes Duluth priorities are ‘Nuts…

Duluth Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder

DULUTH, Minn. – A 35-year-old Duluth man arrested for stabbing a woman in the Kenwood neighborhood on Wednesday has now been formally charged. According to police, the suspect, identified as Anthony Holloway, is charged with second-degree attempted murder and child endangerment. “The Duluth Police Department continues to be dedicated and persistent in their victim-centered approach in these types of investigations,”…

Duluth Public Schools Moving to “Optional” Masking Next Week

(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File) DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth public schools will be moving to optional masking beginning next week. On Friday, Duluth superintendent John Magas released a weekly update statement where he announced the decision to move from required masking to optional masking. “Updated COVID-19 community levels released Thursday, March 3 shows community levels are low in St. Louis County….

Meet Minnesota’s Snowplows: Betty Whiteout, CTRL Salt Delete, Scoop Dogg

(courtesy: Minnesota Department of Transportation) (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation unveiled the state’s newly named snowplows Thursday morning. The snowplows got a makeover soon after the contest results were revealed last month. The creative names were submitted, voted and handpicked by more than 59,000 Minnesotans across the state in the “Name a Snowplow” contest. Every region of…

Minnesota National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing to Deploy This Spring

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing is scheduled to deploy more than 300 Airmen this spring. “The 148th Fighter Wing has been tasked to support the ongoing mission in the U.S. Central Command,” said 148th Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Chris Blomquist. “Winning today’s fight means executing the daily missions across the theater to meet the USCENTCOM commander’s priorities. Each…

Mayor Larson Changes Tune, Will Light Lift Bridge Through Sunday in Support of Ukraine

DULUTH, Minn. – Yesterday, Mayor Larson doubled down on her decision to not light the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge in support of Ukraine. Today, she seems to have had a change of heart. On Tuesday morning, Mayor Larson released yet another statement on lighting Duluth landmarks. The full statement reads: Good Morning, Sometimes you make a decision based on important…

President Biden to Speak at UWS on Wednesday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – On Wednesday, the President and the First Lady will travel to Superior to discuss how the $1 trillion infrastructure law will improve the State’s roads and bridges, among other things, and create jobs. This planned stop comes the day after delivering his State of the Union speech in Washington. The UW-Superior website says the President will speak…

Suspect Sought in Bank Robbery at National Bank of Commerce in Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police are investigating an alleged bank robbery at the National Bank of Commerce on West Superior Street Monday afternoon. According to police, officers were dispatched to the bank around 3:30 p.m. for a call of a robbery. Police at the scene spoke with a bank employee who said a man entered the bank and demanded money…

City of Duluth Provides Information on Lighting Policy for Duluth Landmarks

DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday afternoon, the City of Duluth provided a statement on the lighting policy for Duluth landmarks, particularly the iconic Lift Bridge after FOX 21’s stories Friday and over the weekend involving growing requests to light the bridge for Ukraine.  The full statement can be read below: In response to recent requests regarding lighting of the Aerial…

One Injured in Tuesday Morning Garage Fire

LEADING TOWNSHIP, Minn. – One person was transported to a Duluth area hospital for burns and smoke inhalation after a Tuesday morning garage fire in Leading Township. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were dispatched to the 4500 block of Autio Road in Leading Township located Northeast of the City of Orr. Authorities say the property…

City Crews Responding to Water Main Break in Duluth Heights Neighborhood

DULUTH, Minn. – City of Duluth Utility Operations crews are responding to a water main break in the Duluth Heights neighborhood. The break was reported Monday morning and is located on the 3800 block of Chambersburg Avenue. City officials say water has been turned off between Chambersburg Avenue from the intersection of Anderson Road and Chambersburg Avenue North. This shut-off…

Vision Northland Project Reaches New Milestone

DULUTH, Minn. – The Vision Northland Project reached a new milestone this week, bringing it one step closer to completion. In a Monday press release, Essentia Health officials announced the new hospital tower and attached clinic are now fully enclosed from outside elements. “This brings us one step closer to being able to bring our state-of-the-art equipment into the building,…

$50,000 Powerball Win in Biwabik

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) BIWABIK, Minn. – Someone in Biwabik became $50,000 richer over the weekend. According to the Minnesota Lottery, the winning ticket was purchased at Edwards North Country in Biwabik. The ticket matched four of the first five numbers drawn and the Powerball, just one number away from the $65 million jackpot. According to a Monday press release, Unless…

No More ValleySCARE: Tricks and Treats To Offer ‘all Fun, No Fright’ at Valleyfair

(courtesy: Facebook/Valleyfair) SHAKOPEE, Minn. (FOX 9) – No more scary nights at Valleyfair. As announced Friday, the Shakopee amusement park will now have more family-friendly Halloween celebrations. Later this year, Tricks and Treats will debut on Sept. 17 and be open on select dates until Oct. 30. Valleyfair says it will be a “one-of-a-kind fall festival and Halloween party combo…

Walz to Stop in Duluth Friday as Part of Statewide Public Safety Tour

(Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP) DULUTH, Minn. – Today, investments in public safety will be front and center at Duluth City Hall with Gov. Tim Walz. According to the governor’s office, Walz is holding a roundtable discussion this afternoon with Mayor Emily Larson, Police Chief Mike Tusken, and other city leaders as part of his statewide public safety tour. This…

US Braces for Russian Cyberattacks in Wake of Ukrainian Invasion

(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)   (FOX Business) – The U.S. government is on high alert for signs of Russian cyberattacks against banks and other financial institutions after Moscow launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, eliciting harsh sanctions from the international community. A homeland security source with knowledge of the matter told FOX Business on…

Fire Crews Battling Large House Fire in Virginia

VIRGINIA, Minn. – According to the Northland FireWire, multiple fire crews are on the scene of a large house fire in Virginia. The fire was reported just after 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning on the 100 block of 1st Street South. Crews have been battling heavy flames from the home. A nearby house has also sustained heavy damage. No injuries have…

St. Luke’s to Close Vaccine Clinic, Will Now Offer Vaccines at Three Other Locations

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s is closing its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic after today and will instead offer vaccines at three locations starting next week. Vaccines will be offered at the St. Luke’s Denfeld Medical Clinic (ages 5+), St. Luke’s Infectious Disease Associates (ages 5+), and St. Luke’s Pediatric Associates (ages 5-18). Each of the locations will offer all three vaccines…

Duluth Man Charged in Connection to Three Armed Robberies

DULUTH, Minn. – Last week, a Duluth man was formally charged with three armed robberies over two days in Duluth’s East Hillside neighborhood. According to court records, 26-year-old Austin Nichols is charged with three counts of first-degree aggravated robbery. The criminal complaint states officers responded to the first robbery around 6:39 p.m. on February 14 at the CVS Pharmacy on…

School Closings, Delays for Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

School Closings & Delays Closed:  School District of Ashland – Closed. No afterschool events. Washburn School District – Closed with virtual learning day for February 23rd South Shore School District – Closed with virtual learning day for February 23rd Wentworth Meal Site – Closed. Senior Connections is open today, Feb. 23. Delayed: Esko School District – Two-hour delay Categories: Minnesota, News,…

City Facilities to Reopen Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth will reopen City facilities tomorrow, February 23, that had been closed to the public due to inclement weather. City Hall, the three Duluth Public Library branches, and the CareerForce (Workforce Development) Center will be open for regular operating hours. The City says it would like to thank the public’s understanding in keeping City…

Superior Police Department Releases Statement About Recent Squad Car vs. Pedestrian Incident

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander speaks out for the first time after a Superior police officer “unknowingly” drove over a person on Tower Avenue Saturday night. According to a previous press release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the officer was responding to a call for an “injured subject in the road” near the intersection…

City of Duluth Declares Snow Emergency

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth has declared a snow emergency that will be in effect beginning 1:00 p.m. Tuesday and will extend through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. During a snow emergency, all vehicles must be cleared from snow emergency routes by 9:00 p.m. Any vehicle that is parked on a snow emergency route after 9:00 p.m. today will be…

Mayor Emily Larson to Make Afternoon ‘Snow Announcement’

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, Public Works, and Utilities Interim Director Greg Guerrero, and other staff will hold a virtual media briefing this afternoon to make a snow announcement. The virtual press conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. You can watch this press conference live on our Fox 21 Facebook page by clicking here. Categories: Community, Minnesota,…

Officials in Cass County Respond to Multiple Snowmobile Crashes With Injuries Over President’s Day Weekend

CASS COUNTY, Minn. – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday said officials responded to four reports of snowmobile crashes last week and over President’s Day Weekend, all resulting in injuries. The first crash was reported on Thursday, February 17 around 9:19 p.m. on the Paul Bunyan Trail in Powers Township. When first responders arrived at the scene they found…