Author: Viktoria Capek

Curling, Beer and Pizza- Oh My!

The Duluth Experience's newest tour includes two monumental pieces of the Northland's history.

DULUTH, Minn.- It was the perfect time to launch The Duluth Experience’s newest tour after all the curling hype from the Winter Olympics. “People really want to get out and curl…there’s a lot of interest,” Duluth Experience co-founder and CEO Dave Grandmaison said. At one point, Duluth had the largest indoor curling facility, known as the Duluth Curling Club… Located…

The Northland’s Very Own Chocolate Factory

UMD is making their own chocolate this holiday season as a fun way to learn science with students.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD chemical engineering department is a chocolate sensation, using science make chocolate this holiday season. The idea started five years ago when the lab’s coordinator Lyndon Ramrattan brought back cocoa beans from Trinidad and suggested students learn the chemical processes it takes to get from bean to bar. The lab makes everything from cocoa teas to flavored…

Get Your Holiday Shopping Done at Duluth Winter Village

The Duluth Winter Village will feature over 40 local businesses from the Twin Ports.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s the perfect time to get your holiday shopping done all while supporting local businesses. The Duluth Winter Village, happening at Glensheen mansion, will be a winter wonderland filled with over 40 local shops and markets from around the area. For the village’s third year there will be an new heated yule lodge with food and drinks for…

The Boys and Girls Club Wants you to Donate This Holiday Season

Fox 21's annual Gifts for Teens drive collects items for members of the Boys and Girls Club.

DULUTH, Minn.-Through December 21 you can find signs and boxes around different locations in the Twin Ports for Fox 21’s annual Gifts for Teens collection for the Boys and Girls Club. Donations will be given to teens age 12 to 17 who are a part of the Duluth Boys and Girls Club after school program. The Gifts for Teens collection…

Thief Steals Thousands Worth of Cigarettes from Hermantown Gas Station

The Korner Store was broken into early Thursday morning.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Up to $6,000 in cigarettes were stolen from the Korner Store at the BP gas station in Hermantown early Thursday morning. The owner of the Piedmont store was alerted after police received a call notifying them of the break in around 0430. An employee at the gas station told them the thief broke in through the glass door at…

Police Want You to Stay Safe this Holiday Season

Duluth police offer tips for shoppers and travelers to stay safe this holiday season.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth police say they have seen an increase in suspicious activity near shopping centers and in parking lots during the holiday season in years past. In order to prevent crimes from happening, they suggest holiday shoppers lock their cars when not in use and secure all valuable items in the trunk. Officers also say drivers should not keep…

Community Makes Final Comments on Proposed Bikeways Plan

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Bikeways Plan is looking to make biking a primary means of transportation in the Twin Ports.

DULUTH, Minn.- Members of the cycling community had their final chance to review the Duluth–Superior proposed bikeways plan for the future. “This plan is designing a bikeway network for people of all ages and all abilities and all year,” lead transportation planner James Gittemeier said. It’s a hot topic for residents who love the outdoors, that’s why the Metropolitan Interstate…

Fire Investigators Look Into Cause of Fire at Beijing Restaurant

Investigators are looking to see if a faulty appliance may have caused the fire.

DULUTH, Minn.- The parking lot outside of Beijing Chinese Restaurant was filled with cars Tuesday as investigators, officers and manufacturing representatives gathered to further search for the cause of the fire that closed down the London Road location in September. Investigators have narrowed down the start of the fire to a single location inside the restaurant and are now trying…

CHUM Gives Back on Giving Tuesday

CHUM is raising money for the Steve O'Neil Apartments.

DULUTH, Minn.- Non–profits and charities worldwide are asking people to give back for what is known as ‘Giving Tuesday.’ Among those participating in the annual holiday is the Duluth Churches United in Ministry, also known as CHUM. The non–profit is calling the day ‘Giving CHUM-Day’ and is taking donations to raise money for the Steve O’Neil Apartments for families and…

More Than Just a Tree: Emmanuel Evergreens

Meet the family who wanted to bring the Christmas spirit back to West Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- “Christmas is more than just the day. It’s like a whole season,” Kimberly Powell said. “Picking out the tree for most people is like the paramount… The big thing of all the Christmas celebration, aside from that time with family and friends around an amazing meal and giving gifts.” That’s why Powell wanted to bring the magic of…

Romaine Remains Removed from the Shelves of Super One

The Plaza Super One in Duluth will keep romaine lettuce off their shelves until further notice.

DULUTH, Minn.- You may have had a first hand experience when ordering a salad or buying some produce at your local market since romaine lettuce is off the shelves at most food service places in the Twin Ports. This includes the Plaza Super One in Duluth, who removed all products containing romaine lettuce because of the  CDC recall claiming the…

Structure Fire in Duluth Puts Tenants Out of Home

No one was injured in a duplex fire happening late Thanksgiving evening.

DULUTH, Minn.- Around 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night Duluth firefighters responded to a report of a fully involved house fire on Superior and East 1st Street. Upon arrival, crews found the two story duplex with fire coming from the second floor. Occupants of both units were able to evacuate the structure but were not able to return. They are being assisted…

Guys and Girls Giddy-Up at the Gobble Gallup

The 13th annual Thanksgiving Race and 5k was a hit in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn.- Whether it was to counter their impending turkey bellies or they just had the need for speed, Thursday morning hundreds started their Thanksgiving holiday with Duluth’s annual Gobble Gallup race and 5k. Hosted by Duluth Running Co., the Gobble Gallup has been a Northland favorite for 13 years. Walk–up registration added additional hundreds to the list of those competing…

Mont du Lac Resort Opens Ski Hill for Thanksgiving

Mont du Lac Resort is officially open for the Winter sport season!

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Those who love Winter sports had more than enough reason to be thankful on Thanksgiving since Mont du Lac Resort opened their slopes for the first time ever on the holiday. The season will now be open through the Twin Ports Winter. Thanksgiving’s opening included access to the terrain park, tubing and the beginner’s ski trail. Regular bar and…

‘Tis the Season, and Minnesota Power is Celebrating with a 40 ft. Tree!

Minnesota Power placed a 40 ft. tree in the Lake Superior Plaza for the holiday season.

DULUTH, Minn.- A 34 year tradition in the Northland kicking off the holiday season this November as a 40 ft. white spruce went up in the Superior Plaza early Friday morning. The locally grown tree was lifted into its base where it will stay through the season. The crane lifting the tree was operated by none other than the Northland’s…

Veterans Honored at UW-Superior

Veterans and current members of service were honored at UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Students, staff, veterans and current members of service filled the Yellowjacket Union Atrium at the University of Wisconsin Superior to recognize outstanding members of the military and hear from current students and alumni there to support the veteran and non–traditional student center program. 223 flags and 223 names read during the national roll call following the national moment…

WITC Invites High School Students to Take a Look at Their Future

WITC thinks welding is a popular career on the rise.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- 12 high schools in the Northern–Wisconsin area had the opportunity to participate in a hands–on career fair at Wisconsin Indianian Technical College in Superior. The college has been hosting this event for almost 10 years now, allowing high schoolers the chance to get excited about what is to come in college as the two year trade school displays…

Stay Warm this Winter, and Stay Safe Doing It.

The Superior Fire Department shares some tips on staying safe using indoor heating devices.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Those who are looking to use space heaters, fire wood, radiators or any temperature controlling devices inside their homes should be aware of the dangers that come with using them. The superior fire department said that this is their busiest time of year for heat–device related fires. You can help prevent these fires through continuous maintenance of your devices…

Students See Dentists at Denfeld for Free

Students at Denfeld Community School have the opportunity to get free dental work.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Community School collaborative at Denfeld Highs School is working on the brains, hearts and teeth of their student body. Denfeld has partnered with Operation Grace MN since 2017 providing free dental work for students who may not have easy access to it. For three days volunteers and dental hygienists parked their traveling office helping upwards of…

Dress Your Car for Winter Before it’s Too Late

Icy roads mean Winter tires are best for keeping drivers safe in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn.- Tuesday brought more than just election results to the Northland. Those who were out may have experienced the icy roads that came with a bit of snowfall. Snow season means lots of work for mechanics putting on winter tires to help keep drivers in the Twin Ports safe. Discount Tires in Duluth says this is their busiest time of…

Radinovich Loses Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District

Former State Representative Joe Radinovich loses in the race against Pete Stauber and Ray "Skip" Sandman.

BAXTER, Minn. – DFL candidate Joe Radinovich and supporters held their heads high despite losing the race for 8th congressional district in Minnesota. “We set about on this campaign 9 months ago we had a message and that message was that it’s working people that matter most in the face of the changes we’re seeing in this country,” Radinovich said…

Educators and Supporters Rally for Duluth Education Levy

The Congdon Park community wants you to vote "Yes, yes and yes" to ISD #709

DULUTH, Minn.-Concerned teachers, parents and students of the Congdon Park Elementary community took to the streets of Duluth Monday morning encouraging voters to say, “Yes, yes and yes” to the education levy in Tuesday’s election. The ISD #709 Education Levy will either maintain or raise the funding through schools in the Duluth district. Congdon Park Elementary and Lester Park Elementary…

DFL Candidate Joe Radinovich Makes Final Campaign Stops through the Northland.

The 8th District congressional candidate is happy to see how eager voters are for midterms.

DULUTH, Minn.- 8th congressional district candidates are making their final campaign stops through the area. DFL candidate Joe Radinovich says he’s feeling optimistic he’ll win against his two opponents Republican Pete Stauber and Independent Ray “Skip” Sandman. “An economy that only benefits the few at the top isn’t the way forward for this country. I think, instead what we need…

YMCA is Offering Childcare to Encourage Parents to Get out and Vote

The Duluth Area YMCA wants to rally the community and make voting fun.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth area YMCA is offering up to two hours of free child care on election day during day care operation hours. The Duluth “Y” was one of the few centers across the nation to receive a grant from “Vote Together USA.” The grant hopes to increase voter turnout and make elections fun for the whole community. “For some…

The DTA is Offering Free Rides on Election Day

Duluth Transit Authority is encouraging people to vote by offering free rides on election day.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Transit Authority will be offering free bus rides to all passengers riding fixed-route fares. The DTA Board of Directors voted unanimously at their last September meeting in support of the resolution to offer all citizens in the Twin Ports free rides on election day. The free fares are being offered to encourage voter participation and present…

Police Chief: Man Was Attacked Before Fatal Stabbing

Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken says the incident is under an open investigation.

DULUTH, Minn.- New details in the weekend stabbing death of a man in Duluth’s Central Hillside neighborhood. Police Chief Mike Tusken is calling the case a homicide investigation. This, as the stabber claims he was attacked and acted in self-defense. The violence broke out near East 5th St. and 1st Ave. around six Sunday evening. Police tell us the man…

Duluth Board and Brush: More than Just a DIY Project

Duluth Board and Brush Creative Studio has a little something for everyone!

DULUTH, Minn.- Owner and employee of the Board and Brush Creative Studio joins the team at Fox 21 this morning to talk about why they’re more than just an art studio and what they have coming up for you to be a part of! Duluth Board and Brush is located at 732 E 4TH ST. DULUTH, MN 55805. For more information,…

Art Around Town: Movement Rallies Artists Against Tobacco Products

Commune is an organization of artists and musicians that fight tobacco companies.

DULUTH, Minn.- A movement of artists, designers, musicians and people. That’s what Commune’s all about. “I think Commune really values kind of the community and wants to value the local community and so that’s why we use local artists and local musicians,” Commune local coordinator Sophie Stephens said, Commune started in California but made its way to the Minnesota art…

Independent Candidate Jerry Trooien Campaigns in the Northland

Trooien is running against incumbent Tina Smith.

DULUTH, Minn.- Independent candidate running for U.S. Senate Jerry Trooien (troy–yen) was campaigning in the Northland Saturday, just in time for Tuesday’s elections. The St. Paul businessman is running for the seat formerly held by Al Franken and currently held by incumbent democrat Tina Smith. Trooien believes the first steps necessary to changing the nation is bringing rational behavior back…

Have a Holiday Meal All Wrapped Up into One at Burrito Union

Burrito Union's Thanksgiving burrito is back!

DULUTH, Minn.- A fan favorite of the Northland- Burrito Union’s Thanksgiving burrito is stuffed–full of holiday treats like turkey, stuffing and even mashed potatoes and is already high in demand among hungry, happy Duluthians. Day one of the restaurant’s annual special employees sold several hundred burrito’s from open to close. The restaurant says they love the feeling of unity and…

Warm Up the City with Winter Gear

Yarn Harbor is donating supplies from donators in the community to those in need.

DULUTH, Minn.- Veterans of the Duluth Winter know just how important the right gear can be to keep you warm through the coming months. That’s why Yarn Harbor has been collecting donations to ‘Warm Up the City.’ The small Duluth business spent the month getting hand-made and store bought mittens, hats, scarves, socks and any colg weather hgear they could…

City Celebrates Major Milestone in Superior Street Reconstruction

Phase one of the three part project is complete.

DULUTH, Minn.- A major milestone for the city of Duluth as city officials, business leaders and community members gathered for the grand reopening of superior street. Spring of 2018 brought on plenty of nerves for the local community as construction workers broke ground, beginning phase one of a major project that would change the downtown area as we know it….

Families in Transition Work with Other Organizations to Raise Money for Homeless Youth

DULUTH, Minn.- With homeless youth remaining a major issue in Duluth, ‘Families in Transition’ or ‘FIT’ are working to raise money, keeping the community as involved as possible in helping provide for nearly 450 children a year. ‘FIT’ is teaming up with Faster Solutions, another Duluth organization. The groups launched a fundraiser in late October to see if the community…

Community Mourns the Lives of Those Lost in Pittsburgh Shooting

The local Jewish community and supporters gathered to remember the lives lost in Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.

DULUTH, Minn.- Members of the Duluth community gathered Monday to remember the lives lost during a shooting at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh this past weekend. The Tree of Life Synagogue may be 900 miles from the Twin Ports, but the feelings expressed by the local Jewish community and members of the Temple Israel in Duluth made the distance between…

Operation Cobra: Help People Love on People

Helping people love on people.

DULUTH, Minn.- A movement started helping loved ones who are apart feel like they never had to leave each other’s side is taking over the Twin Ports all thanks to the work of one couple. “It’s awesome to help people love on people,” Erica Bartels said. Help people love on people– that’s the motto Bartels carries with her everywhere she goes….

Duluth Pottery Celebrates One Year of Making Art!

Duluth Pottery has its first birthday in the Lincoln Park Craft District.

DULUTH, Minn.- A local artist host spot turned one, and they’re no stranger to celebrating the anniversary! Duluth Pottery in the Lincoln Park Craft District has an art extravaganza Friday evening. Karin Kraemer, who started the gallery, created over 3000 works of art with the help of just a few other potters in the past year. Many of their pieces…

Stay in Duluth’s First Ever Hostel Starting in November

The Twin Port's first hostel is aiming for a 'home away from home' experience.

DULUTH, Minn.-Passerybys in the Duluth area will get their chance to stay at the Twin Ports first ever hostel. The Hostel du Nord will have their grand opening celebration revealing their overnight bunks available for guests looking for a short time stay. Owner Bob Monahan, who also owns the Red Herring Lounge down the street from the hostel says that…

State Officials Decide the Future of Transportation for the Twin Ports

Duluth-Superior is considered a central hub of transportation in the state of Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn.- Local community leaders, officials with the state and legislative candidates spent the day brainstorming to change the future of transportation in the Twin Ports. The discussion was held at the Holiday Inn in Duluth and focused heavily on the allocation of funding walking into the 2019 legislative session. Duluth was the sixth out of seven stops in the…

U.S. Senator Klobuchar Meets with City Officials and Firefighters in Duluth

The DFL Senator backed the newly signed Firefighter Cancer Registry Act.

DULUTH, Minn.-Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar visited Duluth early Wednesday morning to discuss the newly signed Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. The act focuses on funding research centered on the relationship between career–long exposure to dangerous fumes and the incidence of cancer in firefighters. The DFL senator addressed the fire staff and recognized Duluth firefighters for their first hand experience with…

Lincoln Park Looks to the Future and Celebrates West Duluth

The Lincoln Park Craft District is celebrating its progress and where it's going.

DULUTH, Minn.- Business leaders in the Lincoln Park Craft District celebrated Wednesday morning in honor of the grand opening of Dovetail Café and Marketplace and in looking to the future of the district. Following a ribbon cutting and presentation by mayor Emily Larson, the Duluth Folk School hosted one of several events taking place during the week helping local businesses…

St. Luke’s Hospital Reminds Everyone to Get Their Mammograms this October

The Breast Center at St. Luke's Hospital uses the latest 3D screening technology.

DULUTH, Minn.- With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, doctor’s at St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth wanted to remind everyone of the importance of regularly scheduled mammograms. The St. Luke’s Breast Center offers a number of services for patients, the most basic being a screening mammogram which could detect an early onset of breast cancer in women. The center uses…

‘Petal it Forward’ Movement Spreads Smiles Through Random Acts of Kindness

Engwalls and Essentia Health 'Petaled it Forward' alongside 450 other florists in the nation.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Creating smiles for no reason at all…that’s what Engwalls and 450 other florists across the nation had in mind Wednesday morning as they participated in the ‘Petal it Forward’ movement. The movement called for each person to keep a bouquet and give a bouquet to someone else for no reason other than spreading a random act of kindness. This…

Get Spooky with a Squid at the Aquarium!

Scarium at the Aqaurium is happening in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth is giving ‘sleeping with the fishes’ a whole new meaning! Scarium at the Aquarium will be taking place from 10 to three Oct. 28 at the Great Lakes Aquarium. The Halloween fun–filled event is the aquarium’s most popular event of the year featuring costume contests, trick or treating, and learning enrichment activities with the animals, like the opportunity…

Northlanders are Looking to Get Lucky, Hoping to Find the Winning Mega Millions Ticket

London Road Car Wash was swamped with lottery customers.

DULUTH, Minn.-The people of the Northland were looking to get in on some lucky action as several gas stations in the area were swamped with customers buying lottery tickets Tuesday. The car wash on London Road was one of many stops in the Twin Ports claiming to sell the evening’s winning mega millions ticket for 1.6 billion dollars the largest…

City Looks to Continue Renovations to Preserve Historic Building

The Duluth Armory was built in 1915 and is in the process of being restored.

DULUTH, Minn.- Over the course of a week, a construction crew from the Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps has been fixing up the historic Armory building in Duluth. The crew of 15 workers restored about 20 windows in the basement of the Armory, removing broken glass and taking off old lead paint. Crew members enjoyed preserving the culture of the 1915…