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Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Garage and Book Sale Fundraiser

CARLTON, Minn.- The annual Garage and Book sale fundraiser for the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary took place in Carlton Wednesday. With the funds from selling books and items donated from the community, the Auxiliary is able to provide equipment for different hospital departments, as well as scholarships for Carlton County students going into the health care field. The volunteer coordinator,…

Coffee and Conversation with Women in Construction

DULUTH, Minn.- The National Association of Women in Construction has started a local chapter in Duluth. The NAWIC organization gives women the opportunity in construction to gather, learn, and feel welcome in various trades. From operations, electricians, and plumbers, the organization helps train women into jobs that are often male dominated. Duluth Workforce Development Technician, Betsy Hill, says it is…

Proctor HS Football Player Accused Of Sodomizing Victim Pleads Guilty

PROCTOR, Minn. — The Proctor High School football player charged with sexually assaulting his teammate in September pleaded guilty in the case on Tuesday. FOX21 is not naming the suspect because he was 17 at the time of the incident, and it is an extended jurisdiction juvenile case in court. The defendant will eventually receive an adult sentencing, but the…

SOAR Career Solutions Starts Short-Term Job Training Programs

DULUTH, Minn. — If you’re looking for a career change SOAR Career Solutions is starting short-term training sessions this week. The health and construction trainings provide instruction from Duluth Adult Education and Lake Superior College. These courses help individuals who need help getting a foot in the door to these industries. For those who are eligible, there is no cost….

Minn. House Votes To Lift Growler Gap, Allow More Taprooms; Senate Uncertain

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota House on Wednesday approved what would be the biggest changes in the state’s liquor laws since Sunday alcohol sales became legal five years ago. The measure, which passed 85-48, allows smaller brewers to sell six-packs and lets distillers open taprooms that sell larger bottles. Large brewers could sell 64-ounce growlers. Under current law, taproom sales…

News Reporter – Full Time

KQDS FOX 21 NEWS in Duluth, MN is looking for a full time news reporter to join our team. The ideal candidate has 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 function well under tight deadlines. Fill in anchoring is also a possibility…

Weekend Anchor/Reporter – Full Time

KQDS FOX 21 NEWS in Duluth, MN is looking for a full time weekend news anchor. Besides anchoring weekend evening newscasts (Friday/Saturday), you will report three days a week. You will also anchor for other shifts/newscasts as needed. Producing experience is a big plus. We value hard working newsroom leaders who bring unique story ideas to the table each day….

Digital Wellness Event at Cloquet Public Library

DULUTH, Minn.- Tuesday, an event called Digital Wellness for Teens, Tweens, and Caregivers was held at the Cloquet Library. One of the leaders from the Carlton County Youth Collaborative spoke at the event. She said with many people, especially youth, feeling different pressures from society, it’s important to de-stigmatize topics that can still feel somewhat taboo to talk about, such…

Sweet Treats for Wrenshall High School

DULUTH, Minn.- Tuesday, the Dairy Queen in Cloquet helped raise money for Wrenshall high school’s Spirit Night. Customers who bought a sweet treat from the DQ tonight had 15 percent of their total at the cash register donated to the Wrenshall PIE fundraiser, and they also had the option to round up to add a few more cents to the…

Jumping Worms In Minnesota: How To Stop The Spread

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The University of Minnesota is asking for the public’s help in stopping the spread of the “highly invasive” jumping worm. The U says with summer on the way and more people getting into activities like gardening and fishing, now is the time to make sure you are checking what worms you are using. “Jumping worms are earthworms that…

Killing Of Chippewa Falls Girl: Charges Reveal Graphic Details Of Lily Peters’ Death

(FOX 9) – A newly unsealed criminal complaint reveals additional graphic details about the killing of Iliana “Lily” Peters, a 10-year-old girl from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The redacted criminal complaint describing gruesome details of Peters’ murder was made public by a judge in a court hearing on Thursday after its sealed filing on April 27. A 14-year-old boy, whose identity is redacted…

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….

Frontline Workers Will Get Bonus Checks By Summer, Minnesota Officials Say

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – It will take 10-12 weeks before Minnesota workers who were on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic receive bonus checks, Gov. Tim Walz’s administration officials estimate. State officials expect 667,000 people from 15 eligible industries will apply for the rewards. The checks are likely to be around $750, though they will be larger or smaller depending…

State Office Created To Reduce Rates Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous People Lacks Access To Key Data

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The newly formed Minnesota Office for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) has been in the works for years with hopes of providing a lifeline for families searching for their loved ones. “I’m hoping that we decrease the amount of missing and murdered Indigenous people,” said Juliet Rudie, the newly appointed director for the state’s first-of-its-kind MMIR Office….

‘He Changed The Nation’: Former VP Walter Mondale Honored At Memorial Service

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Former Vice President Walter Mondale was remembered by friends and family on Sunday as a man who fought for what was right and who loved Minnesota — and was loved back by Minnesota. Speakers ranging from President Joe Biden to Senator Amy Klobuchar, a former Mondale intern, to historians and family members came together Sunday to honor the…

Minnesota Extends Temporary Ban On Poultry Events Amid Bird Flu Outbreak

(FOX 9) – Minnesota’s ban on poultry events has been extended until June 1 amid the outbreak of bird flu in the state. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health last month enacted a temporary ban on poultry exhibitions, including swaps, fairs, and other events where live poultry and other birds are brought together, as part of its response to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)….

14-Year-Old Charged With First-Degree Murder In Killing Of Lily Peters

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (FOX 9) – The State of Wisconsin has requested a $1 million bond for the 14-year-old boy accused of killing 10-year-old Lily Peters. In a hearing Wednesday afternoon, the state alleges the suspect left the home the two were at together with the intent to rape and kill Peters. The suspect, who appeared in court via video, was charged with…

Chippewa Falls Girl Killed: Police Arrest Suspect In Lily Peters’ Death

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (FOX 9) – Chippewa Falls police say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 10-year-old girl, a shocking death that has rocked the small Wisconsin town. Chief Matt Kelm told reporters Tuesday evening the suspect was a juvenile who knew the victim 10-year-old Iliana “Lily” Peters. Ten-year-old Iliana “Lily” Peters was reported missing by her family…

Missing Wisconsin Girl’s Body Found, Police Investigating As Homicide

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (FOX 9) – The body of a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing Sunday evening has been found in a wooded area near a trail in Chippewa Falls. Police are considering this a homicide investigation. The Chippewa Falls Police Department said the body of Iliana “Lily” Peters was found at 9:15 a.m. on Monday in the wooded area near…

Walz Calls For Deals, Seeks To Mend Fences In Fourth State Of The State

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, delivering his first State of the State speech inside the Capitol since 2019, called on lawmakers to unite in the final four weeks of the legislative session. In Walz’s 55-minute speech, he urged the divided Legislature to move forward on his stalled agenda, while acknowledging that much of it is…

Wisconsin State Representative Nick Milroy to Retire from Assembly to Focus on Family

Milroy Represents the 73rd Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Which Currently Includes Most of Douglas County and the Northern Halves of Washburn and Burnett Counties.

WISCONSIN — State representative Nick Milroy (D-South Range) announced on Thursday that he will not be running for another term. He represents the 73rd district, which currently includes most of Douglas County and the northern halves of Washburn and Burnett Counties. Here is Nick Milroy’s statement. “One of my biggest desires in life has been to give back to a…

Lake Superior Zoo hosts Enrichment Night

DULUTH, Minn. – Wednesday the Lake Superior Zoo held a special event just for their members. The zoo held a new event for their members to learn about and even make their own enrichment items for the animals, including painting and paper mache crafts that are safe for them. Employees were excited to get the members involved in making the…

Minnesota Power Takes on Severe Weather

DULUTH, Minn. – This time of year can bring severe weather and high winds. Unfortunately, this means power outages are more likely to happen. Minnesota Power line crews and dispatch encourage their customers to stay prepared with what they need to get through any outages while crews work diligently to restore power as soon as possible. “I’m just really proud…

Wind Overturns 9 Semi-Trucks on I-35 in Minnesota

(FOX 9) – As storms begin to roll through most of Minnesota, communities are embracing for the possibility of heavy rains, strong winds and potential snow totals. As a result, at 1:50 p.m. strong winds tipped over nine semis at mile marker 55 south of Faribault on northbound I-35, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. No injuries were reported. Heavy delays are expected…

Box Truck Explodes On Minnesota Highway

SPRING LAKE PARK, Minn. (FOX 9) – A collision from a car overshooting an onramp and into oncoming traffic caused a fiery accident that left several injured Monday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a passenger car and box truck, just before 2:30 p.m. Minnesota Department of Transportation video shows the car overshooting the onramp to Highway…

Minneapolis Schools Shift to Longer Days to Make Up for Teachers Strike

Starting Monday, 42 minutes will be added to the school day across the district. In addition, two weeks will be added to the school year.

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – As students in Minneapolis prepare for longer instructional days, one high school is asking for an exception. Starting Monday, 42 minutes will be added to the school day across the district. In addition, two weeks will be added to the school year. The plan is part of a return to work agreement reached by Minneapolis Public Schools and representatives for…

Twin Ports Festival of History Kicks Off

DULUTH, Minn. – Wednesday kicked off the first night of the Twin Ports Festival of History. This week long event is being brought to Duluth to celebrate its rich history and heritage. With events such as lectures at Glensheen and Carmody’s Irish Pub, historians will be talking about local, regional, national, and international history. UMD professor, David Woodward, says the…

Concert held in Cloquet for Sex Trafficking Awareness

CLOQUET, Minn. – On Wednesday, people came together for a concert in Cloquet to raise awareness against sex trafficking. The band Remedy Drive was at Common Ground during their tour for counter trafficking events. Several local churches and organizations came together as well. While bringing in money for rescues and raids and opening up conversations about trafficking. The band uses…

Cyclospora Found in Ocean Mist Farms Brand Romaine Hearts

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is alerting consumers to avoid eating a specific lot of Ocean Mist Farms brand romaine hearts sold at several stores throughout Wisconsin. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture laboratory found Cyclospora in the product during routine surveillance. During its investigation, it was determined some of the affected product…

New No-Knock Warrant Policy Goes Into Effect In Wake of Amir Locke Shooting

  (FOX 9) -A new no-knock warrant policy for police, crafted in the wake of the shooting of Amir Locke, will go into effect in Minneapolis starting on Friday, Mayor Jacob Frey announced Tuesday. The policy change was announced last month by Frey as a proposal being sent to the Minneapolis Police Department to be crafted into official policy. With that…

Severe Weather Awareness Week Continues in Minnesota

The National Weather Service will focus on their topics on social media for the remainder of the week

DULUTH, Minn. – Although the weather outside doesn’t seem like it, severe weather season is coming and the National Weather Service is making sure that you are prepared. It is severe weather awareness week in Minnesota as experts talk about what to do and how to stay prepared when severe weather strikes like thunderstorms, flooding, tornadoes and more. “Make sure…

Voting Underway for Superior Spring Elections

In Superior, the ballot includes contested races for both city council and school board. 

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Polls are open on Tuesday across Wisconsin for the spring election. In Superior, the ballot includes contested races for both city council and school board. Election workers say that even though it’s a smaller election, they’ve still seen a good turnout and they emphasized the importance of voting in these elections. “These people are right here in…

“Safe Route to School” Launches in Front of Congdon Park Elementary School

This pilot program will continue through the school year and the city will evaluate over the summer. 

DULUTH, Minn. – A pilot program is currently underway at Congdon Elementary School, working to making getting to school safer for kids. The program called “Safe Routes to School” decreased the speed limit in front of the school to 20 miles per hour. The City of Duluth chose this location because of how busy the intersection gets. “We installed the…