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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…

Superior School District to Hold Virtual Snow Day Tuesday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Students in Superior will have a virtual learning snow day tomorrow due to the ongoing winter storm warning. On Monday, the district announced that in-person class is canceled for Tuesday due to inclement weather and virtual learning will instead be provided for students. The Superior School District has already used two traditional snow days this school year…

City of Washburn Declares a Snow Emergency

WASHBURN, Wis. – The City of Washburn declared a snow emergency starting at 4:00 p.m. Monday. The snow emergency will be in place until Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. According to a recent news release, a snow emergency means that all vehicles must be removed from all city streets, alleys, and parking lots to allow the clearing of all city streets…

No Injuries Reported After Car Crashes Into Superior Salvation Army Store

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Authorities in Superior say there were no injuries reported after a car crashed into the Salvation Army store Friday afternoon. According to police, the driver, a 70-year-old woman, told officers she was attempting to park in front of the store when her car “went forward suddenly” and crashed into the storefront. The Salvation Army Superior Facebook page…

Blizzard Conditions Close Portions of ND, Minnesota Roadways

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Blizzard conditions have closed portions of interstates and highways in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota Friday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol has closed Interstate 29 from Fargo to the Canadian border due to blowing snow and near-zero visibility. Motorists face fines if they travel on roads that have been closed. Highway 2 from Devils Lake…

Update: Armed Robbery Suspect Connected to Third Robbery on Superior Street

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police say the 25-year-old arrested Tuesday for two armed robberies has now been connected to a third armed robbery at CVS Pharmacy on East Superior Street. The 25-year-old Duluth resident had been previously arrested in connection to two robberies at Walgreen on East Superior Street and Jimmy John’s in the Plaza Shopping Center. All three robberies…

Team Shuster Takes Fourth Place in Beijing

DULUTH, Minn. – Team Shuster took fourth place Friday morning in their bid to capture bronze at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. They lost 8-5 to Canada in the bronze medal game. Team Shuster tweeted on Friday morning, We came up short and congratulate Canada on winning bronze. It was an incredible ride with all of you once again….

‘Storyliving’: Disney To Develop US Residential Communities, Starting in California

(courtesy: Disney) RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – The Walt Disney Company announced plans this week to develop residential communities across the U.S., including the first in California’s Coachella Valley, that will be geared toward fans and “infused with the company’s special brand of magic.” The first development, called “Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney community,” will be built in Rancho Mirage, Calif….

Report: Vikings Finalizing Deal With Rams’ OC Kevin O’Connell To Be Next Head Coach

MINNEAPOLIS (Fox 9) – The Super Bowl is over, the 2021 NFL season is done, and it appears that the Minnesota Vikings have their next head coach in place. The Vikings have not made anything official as of Tuesday morning, but according to an ESPN report, the team plans to introduce Kevin O’Connell as the next head coach on Thursday….

Minnesota State Fair’s Kickoff to Summer Returns

(FOX 9) – The Five-day State Fair preview is coming back in 2022. The Kickoff to Summer will be hosted at the Minnesota Fairgrounds from May 26-30 featuring State Fair food, beer, music, and the Giant Slide! This year’s event will require a reservation and attendance will be limited to 15,000. To buy a ticket guests will need to enter…

27 Candidates Apply for At-Large City Council Vacancy

DULUTH, Minn. – Dozens of applicants have filed for the At-Large City Council vacancy which closes later today. So far, 26 candidates have filed for the open seat. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday to be considered. Derek Medved, who currently holds the seat, announced last month that he would be stepping down to focus on his growing…

SUV Hits Corner of Lazy Bear Restaurant, No Injuries

(courtesy: Carlton County Sheriff’s Office) BARNUM, Minn. – Authorities say there were no reported injuries Sunday morning after an SUV experienced mechanical issues striking a parked vehicle and the building of the Lazy Bear Restaurant in Barnum. According to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a call around 10:46 a.m. on Sunday reporting that a vehicle had struck the…

One Dead in Cass County Mobile Home Fire

CASS COUNTY, Minn. – One person is dead following a Sunday morning fire in Cass County. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, fire crews responded to reports of a mobile home fire around 12:23 a.m. Sunday on US Hwy 2 in rural Bena. When crews arrived at the scene they found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames. After…

Cleveland-Cliffs to Temporarily Idle Northshore Mining

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Cleveland-Cliffs announced on Friday it is idling its Northshore Mining in Silver Bay including both of the pellet and mining operations this spring. Cliffs Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Patricia Persico says the operations will be idled from May 1 through the fall of 2022. Northshore Mining employs roughly 430 hourly employees and 150 salaried employees….

Vax Mandate Lifted in Minneapolis, St. Paul

(FOX 9) – Minneapolis and St. Paul have both announced they have lifted a mandate requiring either proof of vaccine or proof of negative test when entering an establishment that serves food or drinks. The vaccine mandate in Minneapolis and St. Paul went into effect on January 19 and ends today. The mask mandate in both cities remains in place….

City Crews Responding to Another Water Main Break at Mt. Royal Shopping Circle

DULUTH, Minn. – City of Duluth Utility Operations crews are responding to another water main break in Kenwood. The break was reported Thursday afternoon and is located at the Mt. Royal Shopping Circle. Crews responded to a water main break at this address on Tuesday but say this break is in a different location. City officials say water has been…

Mayor Larson to End Duluth’s Mask Mandate on Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Mayor Emily Larson announced at a Wednesday press conference that she will allow the local state of emergency declaration and face-covering requirement to end on Saturday. “This declaration expires at 5:00 pm on February 12, and I am not extending it,” Mayor Larson said. “I have based this decision on conversations with health care providers and…

Mayor Emily Larson To Provide Emergency Declaration Update Tomorrow

DULUTH, Minn. – Mayor Emily Larson says she will provide an update tomorrow on the local state of emergency and face-covering requirement that went into effect on January 14. “I will be providing an update tomorrow at noon virtually regarding the emergency declaration that is in effect until February 12, 2022,” Mayor Emily Larson said. “I have been talking to…

Two Arrested in Duluth Drug Bust

DULUTH, Minn. – Two men were arrested last week after authorities found weapons and 57 grams of methamphetamine during a search warrant at a residence in Lincoln Park. According to a Tuesday news release, the Duluth Police Department, Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant just before 3:00 p.m….

Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines To Merge

DENVER, Colo. – Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines announced a merger on Monday in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that would create the fifth-largest airline in the United States, making Spirit Airlines’ stock soar on Wall Street. Frontier Group Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Frontier, is buying Spirit in a deal valued at $6.6 billion when accounting for the…

Two Arrested in Connection to Shooting Incident in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Two people have been arrested in connection to a shooting incident that took place in Superior over the weekend. According to the Superior Police Department, on Friday officers responded to the 700 block of Bridge Avenue after receiving multiple calls of a male shooting a gun out of a second-story apartment window. One caller told dispatch that…

Amir Locke Shooting; Protesters Gather in Minneapolis Saturday

The protest on Saturday follows a car caravan rally on Friday night rallying against the shooting.

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Dozens of people are gathering in Minneapolis on Saturday to protest the deadly shooting of Amir Locke by Minneapolis police. The protest is currently underway outside the Hennepin County Government Center. Locke was shot and killed as police executed a “no-knock” warrant last week. Bodycam video shows police charging into an apartment on Marquette Avenue early…

Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Homicide, Suicide in Town of Kelly

TOWN OF KELLY, Wis. – Authorities in Bayfield and Ashland counties are investigating an apparent homicide and suicide that happened in the Town of Kelly Thursday evening and into Friday morning. According to the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office, the Bayfield County Communications Center received a report of a car in the ditch on STH 118 just before 7:00 p.m Thursday….

Cass County Cabin Fire Leads to Arrest

CASS COUNTY, Minn. – Cass County fire crews and deputies responded to reports of a structure fire Monday morning just after 5:30 a.m. on Peninsula Road in Crooked Lake Township. According to the Sheriff’s Office, when responders arrived at the scene they found a cabin fully engulfed in flames as well as a pickup truck on fire near the shoreline….

MnDOT’s 2022 Name a Snowplow Contest Winners Announced

(courtesy: MnDOT/Twitter) DULUTH, Minn. – The 2022 Name a Snowplow Contest winners have been announced! MnDOT announced on Thursday that 22,000 name ideas and nearly 60,000 votes had been cast in the 2022 contest and now “Plowy McPlow Face has eight new friends joining the fleet.” The winning names are: Betty Whiteout: District 8 (SW Minnesota) Blizzard of Oz: District…

International Space Station To Retire in 2031, Crashing Into the Pacific Ocean

LOS ANGELES – NASA says it plans to extend operations of the International Space Station until 2030 after which it plans to retire the station and crash it into a remote region of the Pacific Ocean commonly known as Point Nemo. “The International Space Station is a unique laboratory that is returning enormous scientific, educational, and technological developments to benefit…