Author: Sophie Varner

Two Teenagers Found With Stolen Handguns

Two Seventeen-Year-Olds are Found Possessing Stolen Handguns

DULUTH, Minn.–On Wednesday, July 6th, around 2 p.m. Duluth Police Officers responded to a disturbance call involving two seventeen-year-old men on the 800 block of East Upham Road. Upon arrival, the party that made the initial call told officers that two teenagers had left the scene and were possessing handguns. Authorities were able to locate the two seventeen-year-olds by following…

Duluth’s Best Bread Getting Creative With New Flavors

Duluth, MINN.–Duluth’s Best Bread is getting creative when it comes to trying new things. The bread company has been busy creating pastry items with fun flavors mixed in, for all ages to enjoy. There are pizza roll donuts, and even Cool Ranch Dorito pieces blended into their sourdough. These new items are included in Duluth’s Best Bread’s monthly subscription option…

Duluth Pack Offers Free Pair of Socks to First Responders and Military Personnel

On the Fourth of July the Darn Tough Socks are Free to First Responders and Retired or Active Military Personnel When Identification is Provided

Duluth, Minn.–First responders and service members can pick up a free pair of socks on this Independence Day from one local business that wants to honor them. Any police, fire, active duty military member, or veteran can pick them up at Duluth Pack today, as long as they bring their I.D. The company says since it’s products are made in…

Jet Ski Explodes After Driver Fills It With Gas On Iron Range

A man's jet ski explodes while he's on it, Lake Little 14.

Duluth, MINN.–A jet ski exploded on an Iron Range lake over the weekend right after the driver filled it up with gas. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says it and other agencies were called out to the explosion on Saturday, July 2, at 4:30 p.m. on Lake Little 14, which is about 20 miles Northwest of Virginia. The driver,…

Duluth Police Department Holds Press Conference to Address Recent Gun Violence in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.–There has been a recent spike in shootings in Duluth, and the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office has been assisting law enforcement with investigations. So far this year, there have been 20 shooting incidents in Duluth. The latest occurred at Ace’s Bar when a fight broke out on June 18. The incident is currently under investigation and police are…

Duluth Parks and Recreation Gets Ready for Tuesday’s Chester Creek Concert Series

The Chester Creek Concert Series at Chester Bowl Begins June 14 and Will Take Place Every Tuesday Until August 23

DULUTH, Minn.–The annual Chester Creek Concert Series at Chester Bowl will begin tomorrow night, June 14, and will take place every Tuesday night until August 23. Musical performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last for 90 minutes. This free series is open to the public to enjoy all summer long. A rotating food truck will also be at Chester…

The Salvation Army Is Back To Serving Lunches In Person

DULUTH, Minn.–The Salvation Army of Duluth is bringing back it’s hot lunches served in-person. For the past two years, the hot lunch program has only had to-go options due to the pandemic. Monday was the first day the organization re-opened it’s indoor dining for the program. The Salvation Army services center in West Duluth says all are welcome. The Director…

Duluth Labor Temple Holds Fallen Workers’ Memorial Breakfast

DULUTH, Minn.–Monday morning the Duluth Central Labor Body came together with city officials and local laborers to honor those severely injured or killed in work related accidents. The gathering took place at the Duluth Labor Temple. Attendees could take part in the free solidarity pancake breakfast and listen to different speakers who emphasized the importance of safety on the job,…

Lake Superior Zoo’s Longtime African Lion Dies

DULUTH, Minn.–The Lake Superior Zoo announced Thursday the passing of their male African lion, Leo. The lion was 14 1/2 years old, and called the zoo home for 13 years. He is survived by his two sisters, Lily and Malkia. For the past couple of weeks, Leo’s behavior had been different than normal. On Tuesday his health took a decline…

American Red Cross Provides Relief for Victims of Bayfield Area Fire

As of this morning, the Red Cross has opened relief cases for 14 people from approximately 6 units/homes affected by the blaze.

BAYFIELD, Wisc.–Disaster volunteers from the American Red Cross are stepping up to help those who lost everything, including the roof over their heads, after an apartment building caught fire in Bayfield on Saturday. The Red Cross is working to connect the residents affected with a place to stay, food, and other necessities. Currently, they have helped fourteen people from six…

Water Main Break on 1700 Block of North 43rd Avenue East

Water has been turned off on North 43RD Avenue East from Glenwood Street to Tioga Street

DULUTH, Minn.–City of Duluth operations crews are responding to a water main break on the 1700 block of North 43rd Avenue East. Water has been turned off on North 43RD Avenue East from Glenwood Street to Tioga Street. The duration of the repair is unknown at this time. Crews are working to repair the break and restore water service as…

Visitors Flock to Amnicon Falls State Park for the Spring Melt

DULUTH, Minn. –As the seasons start to transition, and the snow melts, waterways in the Northland become a popular attraction. Especially waterfalls. We spent time in Wisconsin today visiting Amnicon Falls State Park to check out the action. With a break in flurries, some people took advantage and ventured out for a refreshing taste of spring. One solo hiker made…

Kelly Westlund Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Former Baldwin Staffer to Run for Senate District 25

Ashland, WI – Today, Kelly Westlund, a longtime resident, former city council member, and community advocate from Ashland, announced her candidacy for Wisconsin State Senate District 25. Westlund, who has served as the Northwest Regional Representative for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin since 2015, will run to replace State Senator Janet Bewley, who is retiring from public service at the end…

Minnesota Governor Candidate Rich Stanek Hospitalized After Crash

FOX 9 BUFFALO, Minn. (FOX 9) – Former Hennepin County Sheriff and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rich Stanek is hospitalized, following a serious crash in Buffalo, Minnesota Tuesday. A spokesperson for Stanek said he was leaving a campaign event when the crash occurred. A report from the Minnesota State Patrol says Stanek was behind the wheel of a Ram 1500 that pulled out…

Portions of Superior Street Will Be Closed Starting Monday, April 18

Superior Street near the Fitger's building will be closed to install a Minnesota Power duct bank, and reconstruct the intersection of 4th Avenue East Beginning Monday

DULUTH, Minn.–Portions of Superior Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for construction projects starting next Monday. The east side of the Fitger’s parking ramp will shut down for two weeks to install a new Minnesota Power duct bank. After that installation, the street on the west side of Fitger’s parking ramp will close so crews can work on reconstructing…

UMD Public Health Students Give Out Personal Wellness Kits

Wellness Kits Given to the First 50 Students That Stop By the Public Health Table in Kirby Student Center

UMD Public Health students are teaming up with the Kirby Program Board to promote good health on campus for National Public Health Week. They offered free wellness kits to the first 50 students that stopped by their table. These kits were put together by Public Health Majors and are free to anyone on campus. They include helpful everyday accessories like…

UWS Partnering with CASDA for Clothesline Project

UWS has T Shirts Hanging in Swenson Hall for the Clothesline Project

The University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) is partnering with the Center for Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) for the Clothesline Project, raising awareness about sexual assault. The Clothesline Project provides sexual assault survivors with a unique opportunity to decorate T shirts with the words they wish they could have said when under the control of their abuser. This gives those a…

Portions of Skyline Parkway Will Remain Closed Until May 31st

City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Division have made the decision to keep portions Skyline Parkway closed to vehicle traffic until the end of May so ground surfaces can properly dry out.

Due to the prolonged wet weather the Northland has been experiencing, the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Division have made the decision to keep portions Skyline Parkway closed to vehicle traffic until the end of May. Parts of Skyline are usually closed for the winter season and reopened in the spring. The prolonged closure will continue until May 31….

Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Declines Charges Against Minneapolis Police Officer Who Shot Amir Locke

(Fox 9)–The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, with assistance from Attorney General Keith Ellison, has declined to bring charges against Mark Hanneman, the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Amir Locke while serving a no-knock search warrant in February. Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney, wrote there is “insufficient admissible evidence” to file criminal charges in the case. “Specifically, the State would be unable to…

Lake County Power Members Effected by Wet Spring Conditions

COHASET, Minn.– Tuesday night’s spring snowstorm is affecting electric service for more than 1,600 Lake Country Power members and the numbers are growing. Line crews are working to restore service at more than 69 various outage points. Additional line crews from Mountain Iron and McGregor have been called to assist the Cohasset and Remer crews. Those affected are primarily in…

St. Louis County Board Thanks It’s Health Partners

The St. Louis County Board recognized the local health organizations, in the Southern part of the county, yesterday. The Board took the time to recognize these entities for helping with COVID operations. Board members took the time to individually recognize different health partners that have helped them with COVID operations. There were 35 organizations mentioned that provided their support with…

City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Temporary Trail Closure

All Natural Surface Trails Will Be Closed Until Further Notice During the Spring Thaw

It’s officially “muddy season” in Duluth when the trails are temporarily closed. The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department sent out a press release stating that all natural surface trails have been temporarily closed during the spring thaw, until further notice. The current wet soil conditions can significantly damage the trails. Heavy foot and bike traffic this time of…

Duluth Adult Education Opens Their Doors at a New Location

Duluth Adult Education Finds New Location After Sale of Old Central High School

The Duluth Adult Education (DAE) program is excited to announce a new location to offer their services in. Previously located in the Old Central High School, the program is now housed in the Arvig Building on Third Street. The change of locations was needed when the Old Central building was initially sold. The DAE held a grand opening today to…

Fire Department Participates in Severe Weather Awareness Week

Duluth Fire Department Chief Krizaj Shares with Us the Importance of Emergency Alerts and Warnings

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Duluth Fire Department takes a management role with alert systems and warnings when severe weather is approaching. They decided to focus on different severe weather related topics on their social media throughout the week. Duluth Fire Department Chief Shawn Krizaj describes the department’s reliance on local weather…

UMD Reports on the University’s Contribution to the Local Economy

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the Labovitz School of Business Report Shows the University contributed almost $600 million to the area's economy in 2019 and 2020

DULUTH, Minn.–A new report shows UMD contributed almost $600 million into the area’s economy in 2019 and 2020. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the school of business found that the University budgeted $260 million in operational expenses during the two years including $188 million in compensation and benefits for employees. UMD also spent more than $8 million…

Ecumen Lakeshore Facility Seeking Volunteers

The Assisted Living Facility is Looking for Delivery Drivers for their Home Delivered Meal Program.

If you’re looking to help out in the community, Ecumen Lakeshore Assisted Living facility is looking for more volunteers. The facility on London Road in the Lakeside neighborhood, is looking specifically for 3-4 volunteers for their home delivered meal program. When arriving to Ecumen, volunteers pick up the pre-packed delivery bags filled with healthy meal options, then deliver the goods…

Cloquet Public Library Hosted STEM Toy Petting Zoo

Cloquet Public Library Offered Enriching STEM Themed Toys for Kids to Enjoy

Yesterday, March31, 2022, the Cloquet Public Library hosted a unique event titled “STEM Toy Petting Zoo”. Instead of animals, the library offered enriching STEM themed toys for kids to play with. The toys, which were made available through the Arrowhead Library System, encourage kids to learn and explore their surroundings. “It’s just great to see kids like “ooh I did…

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to Offer Drone Classes

FDLTCC will be offering drone classes this summer for students seeking Remote Pilot Certification

The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) is offering a drone class this summer for those who are interested in working toward getting certified. The course starts in June and will offer test prep for the Remote Pilot Certificate Exam. Students will also have hands on, live flight training. Students have 12 weeks to complete the class, which…

St. Louis County Reminding Residents of Short-Term Rental Permitting Process

Reminding residents of the short-term rental ordinance for the Northern half of the county

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn.–With summer vacation season right around the corner, St. Louis County wants to remind residents of the short-term rental ordinance for the Northern half of the county. Specifically for those residents planning to rent their homes on platforms like Airbnb. With popularity growing surrounding short-term housing rentals as an alternative to hotels, the county wants to make…

UWS Received Grant from the Statewide Freshwater Collaborative

The $30,000 grant will go to redeveloping water-related academic programs

SUPERIOR, Wis.–The University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) received a $30,000 grant as part of a state-wide Freshwater Collaborative to redevelop it’s water-related academic programs. This collaborative is backed by the Wisconsin State Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers. Some of the money will be used by UWS to enhance the content of water based curriculum as well as providing undergraduate research studies….

As the Temperatures Rise, It’s Time to Grill Outside

London Road Rental anticipates a busy grill and barbeque season.

DULUTH, Minn.–As we get closer to summer to summer you might be dusting off your grill that’s been sitting in storage all winter, or looking to fire up a new one! The owner of London Road Rental in Duluth tells us now that the temperatures are rising, they’re seeing more customers coming in to check out brand-name grill and smokers…

The annual Arrowhead Home and Builders Show Preps are Underway

Nearly four hundred exhibitors are setting up for the 54th annual show at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn.–The 54th annual Arrowhead Home and Builders Show is back at the DECC beginning this Wednesday. Currently almost four hundred exhibitors are setting up for thousands of people to check out the five day event. The show is known as a one-stop destination for any home remodeling or garden project need. The Home and Builders Show Manager Christ Navratil…

City of Duluth Asks for the Community’s Help with Lake Superior Shoreline Resilience Survey

Officials seek the public's help by participating in an online survey about coastal resilience along Lake Superior

As part of the Advanced Assistance (AA) Coastal Resilience and Mitigation Study, the City of Duluth is asking for the public’s help to provide feedback through an online survey. Within the survey, citizens are asked questions about what coastal resilience concerns residents and visitors have in regards to Lake Superior’s coastline. The AA Coastal Resilience Mitigation Study is part of…

Tiger Dies at Minnesota Zoo

12-year-old Amur Tiger Dies Wednesday At Minnesota Zoo

  FOX 9–The Minnesota Zoo is mourning the loss of 12-year-old Amur tiger, Putin. The tiger died Wednesday when he experienced cardiac failure during a preventative health exam, the zoo announced Thursday. Putin, who was born in the Czech Republic, had been at the Minnesota Zoo since 2015. Before that, he lived at the Denmark Zoo for six years. He…

Water Main Break on North 53rd Avenue West

DULUTH, Minn.–City of Duluth Operations Crews are responding to a water main break on the 1500 block of North 53rd Avenue West. Water has been turned off on North 53rd Avenue West from Albion Street to Columbia Street, and on Columbia Street from North 53rd Avenue West to North Central Avenue. It is not known how long it will take…

UW-Superior to Close COVID-19 Testing Site to the Public

The free site will still be open for UWS students and employees.

DULUTH, Minn.–The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s free COVID-19 testing site will close to the public on April 1. The testing site is operated in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in the Marcovich Wellness Center. The clinic will remain open for UW-Superior staff and students. Other COVID-19 testing sites are located within area pharmacies and health care clinics. Categories:…

Death of Wisconsin Mother Ashley Carlson Ruled an Accident

FOX 9–The medical examiner has ruled a Wisconsin mother’s death an accident after her body was found weeks after she disappeared last fall. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office reports that it’s determined Ashley Carlson died from the “combined effects of methamphetamine and positional asphyxia.” Carlson’s remains were discovered last November in a wooded area near Graces Lake in Pine County,…

Water Main Break on 21st Avenue West

DULUTH, Minn. — City of Duluth Utility Operations crews are responding to a water main break at North 21st Avenue West and Superior Street. City officials say that water has been shut off on Superior Street from 20th Avenue West to 22nd Avenue West. It is not known how long it will take to fix the break. Crews are working…

Water Main Break In Wrenshall Public School District

Classes dismissed at 12:20 PM today.

DULUTH, Minn. – A water main break has been reported today within the Wrenshall Public School Systems, located at 207 Pioneer Dr., Wrenshall, MN 55797. Classes will be dismissed for the rest of today starting at 12:20 PM, according to Wrenshall Superintendent Kim Belcastro. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Car Detailers Ready For Big Business As Sloppy Spring Approaches

DULUTH, Minn. – As spring approaches and the snow begins to melt, car washes and detailing businesses are seeing more customers. Zach Tharge, owner of Detail & Dash in Superior, says this time of year is definitely one of the busiest. “In the winter we stay busy enough, but in the summer I’d say we’re doing 8-10 vehicles per day….

15-Year-Old Duluth Boy Charged in Fatal Stabbing of 19-Year-Old Female Family Member

DULUTH, Minn. — A 15-year-old boy has been formally charged as a juvenile with second-degree homicide for fatally stabbing a 19-year-old woman who was a family member last Friday night in Duluth. The stabbing happened on the 1700 block of East Superior Street. The victim has now been identified Karimah Phuly. Duluth police officers initially responded to a disturbance call…