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Big Ten Postpones Fall Sports Season due to COVID-19

(AP) – The Big Ten won’t play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports’ power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday comes six days after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped…

MN Department of Health Issues Beach Advisory Alert

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Lake advisories have been put in place today by the MN Department of Health for two Two Harbors beaches. According to the advisory, the Agate Bay Beach and Burlington Bay Beach have a ‘water contact not recommended’ alert in place until further notice. The advisory was put into place due to elevated E.coli bacteria that were…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, August 11

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 61,839 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 6 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,666 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,177,935 tests have been completed to date. There are 55,151 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 5,661 patients have required hospitalization…

Morning Update 8-11-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Join FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist William Seay for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Have a great day! Categories: Community, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

City of Duluth, DECC Cancel Labor Day Weekend Fireworks

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth, in partnership with the DECC, announced on Tuesday that the Labor Day weekend fireworks display has been canceled. In May, the city announced that the annual Fourth of July fireworks at Bayfront Park would be postponed until Labor Day due to COVID-19 concerns. “When we postponed the Independence Day fireworks earlier this year,…

Early Morning Duluth Fire Leaves One Man Dead

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fire Department says one man is dead after an early morning fire in the Duluth East Hillside neighborhood. Fire crews responded to a fire at an eight-unit apartment building on East 3rd Street just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. When crews arrived on the scene they found smoke coming from the first and second floors of…

3-Year-Old Girl Found Alive After Going Missing in Northwestern Wisconsin

(courtesy: Facebook/Sawyer County Sheriff)WINTER, Wis. (FOX 9) – A three-year-old girl, who went missing after she followed the family dog into the woods in northwestern Wisconsin, has been found alive, according an official with the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office. According to authorities, Abigail Ladwig went missing Sunday around 6:45 p.m. southwest of Winter, which is about 20 miles north of Ladysmith and 30 miles…

Superior Police Searching for Home Invasion Robbery Suspects

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Spirit Mountain Executive Director, General Manager Resign

DULUTH, Minn. – Spirit Mountain’s Executive Director and General Manager have resigned. The Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Authority made the announcement on Monday that Executive Director Brandy Ream and her husband General Manager Jody Ream have resigned but will complete their employment through the end of August. “On behalf of the board, we would like to thank the Ream’s for…

Midday Update 8-10-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, August 10, 2020

Join FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist William Seay for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, August 10, 2020. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update

Duluth Fall Wedding Show Postponed due to COVID-19

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lundeen Group announced on Monday afternoon that the Duluth Fall Wedding Show has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The show, originally scheduled to take place on September 20, has now been moved to September 19, 2021. “We have reviewed the latest State of Minnesota guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and, as it stands…

Esko Woman Charged With Felony Assault After Attacking Mom With Hammer

ESKO, Minn. – An Esko woman is facing felony assault charges after attacking her mother with a hammer last week. According to the criminal complaint, while being arrested in Minneapolis on Thursday 35-year-old Amber Rae Stonemark told arresting officers that she had attacked her mother with a hammer at her home the night before. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office and…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Monday, August 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 61,516 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Monday morning and 3 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,660 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,172,118 tests have been completed to date. There are 54,364 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 5,606 patients have required hospitalization…

Morning Update 8-10-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, August 10, 2020

Join FOX 21’s Arman Rahman and Meteorologist William Seay for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, August 10, 2020. Have a great day! Categories: Community, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

Essentia Health Center for Personal Fitness to Require Masks Full-Time

(courtesy: Essentia Health) DULUTH, Minn. – Effective Saturday Essentia Health will begin requiring masks at the Center for Personal Fitness at the Miller Hill Health Plaza. Essentia says they will require masks to be worn by members and staff at all times at the facility. “Two of the most effective ways of keeping people healthy are to wear masks and…

Protesters sue Minneapolis Over ‘Unreasonable and Excessive’ Use of Force

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A group of protesters is filing a class-action lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis for the use of “unreasonable and excessive shows of force” during peaceful demonstrations in the days following George Floyd’s death. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court Thursday also names Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo as defendants. According to the…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Friday, August 7

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 59,185 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Friday morning and 4 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,640 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,121,299 tests have been completed to date. There are 51,940 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 5,458 patients have required hospitalization…

Lake Superior Zoo Names New CEO

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Zoo has named its new CEO. The Lake Superior Zoological Society Board of Directors appointed Haley Cope as the new Chief Executive Officer. Cope, who was most recently in the role of Director of Marketing and Development, has been with the zoo since 2018. “I am very excited to have Haley as our CEO…

What You Need to Know for Minnesota’s Primary Election on Tuesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota election officials have been scrambling for weeks to hold Tuesday’s primary election in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. From relaxed rules on absentee voting to changes on election night to new procedures at polling places, here’s what you need to know. HOW MANY VOTERS HAVE CHOSEN ABSENTEE BALLOTS? As of Friday, 545,259 Minnesotans had…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Thursday, August 6

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 58,640 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Thursday morning and 7 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,636 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,105,094 tests have been completed to date. There are 51,604 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 5,421 patients have required hospitalization…

MN Supreme Court Upholds Life Sentence, Conviction in UMD Student Murder Case

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and sentencing of a Duluth man found guilty of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of a UMD student in 2017. Last month, 24-year-old Deandre Davenport, appealed his conviction and sentencing saying that the court failed to provide the jury with proper instructions regarding a testimony provided by…

Moderna Details Coronavirus Vaccine Pricing as Orders Roll in

(Fox Business) – Moderna’s customers are lining up to order its coronavirus vaccine even though it’s still in the experimental state. “We have received approximately $400 million of customer deposits for potential supply. As we pivot to a commercial-stage company, we recognize the need for responsible pricing in the face of the pandemic,” CEP Stéphane Bancel said in the company’s earnings release. Pricing for smaller…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Wednesday, August 5

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 57,779 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Wednesday morning and 9 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,629 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,090,303 tests have been completed to date. There are 51,223 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 5,373 patients have required hospitalization…

Sammy’s Pizza in West Duluth Temporarily Closed After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

DULUTH, Minn. –  The Sammy’s Pizza West Duluth location has temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The location made the announcement on their Facebook page Tuesday saying, “We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our restaurant as a cautious measure following a positive COVID-19 test result from one of our employees. The safety and well-being…

Goodwill in Superior Closed Temporarily due to Employee Testing Positive for Coronavirus

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Goodwill location announced on Wednesday that it will be temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The store says employees may have been exposed to the virus and are being required to self-quarantine for the recommended 14 days. Due to the temporary closure, the store says it will not be accepting donations…

Spirit Halloween to Open in Former Duluth Shopko Location Later This Month

DULUTH, Minn. – A new Halloween store is opening in Duluth later this month. Spirit Halloween says they plan to be open August 27 at the former Shopko located at 801 West Central Entrance. The store will be offering “a wide variety of Halloween costumes and decor including animatronics and accessories that are perfect for trick-or-treating or throwing a Halloween…

Duluth Grill Temporarily Closes due to Employee Testing Positive for COVID-19

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Grill announced on Tuesday that it will be closing temporarily due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The restaurant made the announcement on its Facebook page saying the employee worked in the ‘back of house’ and had little to no contact with guests. Duluth Grill says the staff member has not worked at the restaurant…

MSHSL Votes to Push High School Football, Volleyball to Spring of 2021 Amid Pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS (Fox 9) – The Minnesota State High School League met Tuesday morning to determine what the options are for the high school fall sports season amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of high school athletes are awaiting word on their futures after hundreds of seniors across the state had their 2020 spring seasons canceled due to the global health pandemic….

Routine Bridge Inspections in Duluth Scheduled Next Week

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation says motorists in Duluth should plan for temporary closures and detours next week while crews conduct routine bridge inspections. Upcoming closures and detours include: Monday, August 10 through Tuesday, August 11 Right lane closures on northbound I-35 over Grand Avenue/Highway 23 Wednesday, August 12 The entrance ramp from Grand Avenue/Highway 23 to…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, August 4

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 57,162 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 4 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,620 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,078,695 tests have been completed to date. There are 50,426 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 5,346 patients have required hospitalization…

Keetac Mine to Remain Indefinitely Idled

KEEWATIN, Minn. – U.S. Steel’s Keetac mine remains indefinitely idled amid the coronavirus pandemic. In April, it was announced that layoffs would begin for employees who have been at the mine for three years or less. Of the roughly 380 workers that have been laid off since May, about 40 of them are still able to work on special projects…

Semi Tanker Truck Catches Fire on Highway 53

1/2 (courtesy: Facebook/Northland FireWire) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 (courtesy: Facebook/Northland FireWire) Show Caption Hide Caption COTTON, Minn. – A semi tanker truck caught fire early Monday afternoon on Highway 53 near Cotton causing the northbound lane to remain closed for over an hour, according to the Northland FireWire. A Facebook post on the Northland FireWire page says multiple St….

Minnesota Department of Corrections: Two State Prisons to Close Due to ‘Budget Crisis’

TOGO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Corrections announced on Monday that it plans to close prison facilities in Togo and Willow River due to a “substantial budget crisis.” The Minnesota DOC says it is closing the state’s two smallest prisons as it is facing a $14 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year. The combined budget for the…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Monday, August 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 56,560 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Monday morning and 2 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,616 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,070,925 tests have been completed to date. There are 49,565 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 5,298 patients have required hospitalization…

Effie Rodeo Attendee Tests Positive for COVID-19, Others Urged to Watch for Symptoms

EFFIE, Minn. – State health officials are urging people that attended the North Star Stampede in Effie to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 after it was determined that an attendee from a neighboring county was infectious at the event. The Minnesota Department of Health says the person developed symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27. Health officials confirm…

14 Positive COVID-19 Cases Linked to Camp Eagle Ridge in Mellen

ASHLAND COUNTY, Wis. – Ashland County Public Health officials say they are currently investigating after 14 people associated with Camp Eagle Ridge in Mellen have now tested positive for COVID-19. “Ashland County Public Health is working with Camp Eagle Ridge leadership and staff to conduct an investigation to contain the virus,” said Elizabeth Szot, Health Officer. “Camp Eagle Ridge leadership…

Washburn County Sheriff Won’t Enforce Governor’s Mask Mandate

WASHBURN COUNTY, Wis. – Washburn County Sheriff Dennis Stuart said on Thursday that he would not be enforcing the governor’s mask mandate calling it a violation of the first amendment of the constitution. In a Facebook post today Sheriff Stuart said Governor Tony Ever’s order goes against his deputies’ sworn oath to the constitution. He says to prohibit public gatherings…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Friday, July 31

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 54,463 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Friday morning and 6 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,600 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,024,916 tests have been completed to date. There are 47,289 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 5,155 patients have required hospitalization…

Hibbing Police Seize Nearly 177 Grams of Meth This Week in Two Drug Arrests

HIBBING, Minn. – The Hibbing Police department reported on Friday that officers have seized almost 177 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 2.5 grams of suspected heroin in two separate drug arrests this week. On Monday, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident on Mitchell Bridge. Authorities say the reporting party noted that the male driver took a backpack…

Brewers Home Opener Postponed Due to COVID-19

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Milwaukee Brewers home opener has been postponed due to reported positive COVID-19  tests with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers released a statement on their website Friday about the postponement writing: “The following game is postponed. The health and safety of our fans, players, employees and game-day staff is our top priority. We fully support the…

Governor Walz Announces Localized Return-to-School Plan with Option for Families to Keep Students Home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state officials on Thursday unveiled a plan to reopen schools this fall that gives districts some flexibility to toggle between in-person and online learning, but reserves the right for the state to step in if the coronavirus gets out of control. Gov. Tim Walz acknowledged the importance of schools and the value of in-person learning but…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Thursday, July 30

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 53,692 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Thursday morning and 5 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,594 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 1,007,882 tests have been completed to date. There are 46,965 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 5,112 patients have required hospitalization…