Author: Viktoria Capek

Earth Rider Brewery Celebrates a Year of Beer!

The brewery hosts a festival honoring their first birthday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Northland beer drinkers celebrated an anniversary as Earth Earth Rider Brewery launched their first ever festival in honor of one year of beer. Earth Rider has become one of the largest distributors of craft beer in the Twin Ports. Their Superior Pale Ale and several other drinks are recognizes as award winning creations. Thursday was the first of…

Multi-Car Accident Leads to Building Destruction

A fire marshal assessment of the location declared the location uninhabitable.

DULUTH, Minn.- A woman driving down 24th Ave. W in Duluth lost control of her vehicle after the brakes in her car went out, police said at the scene. The car went through the intersection at 3rd St., slamming into a DTA bus. One of the vehicles hit the side of a building, which was home to a pet grooming…

Duluth Red Cross Sends Volunteers to Help Hurricane Victims

The local chapter sent out a group of volunteers to the East Coast to help with Hurricane Florence.

DULUTH, Minn.- With Hurricane Florence quickly moving into the East Coast, causing dangerous flooding in the Carolinas, the Duluth American Red Cross chapter is doing everything they can to help out. The local chapter sent a team of volunteers to Greenville, South Carolina on one of the last flights the state will be able to take in until skies are…

Mayor Specially Welcomes Students Back to Cooper Elementary

Mayor Jim Paine visits his former stomping grounds to welcome back students.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Despite construction set backs to the new Cooper Elementary School buildings due to a fire earlier this year, students greeted the start of the Fall semester with their heads held high. Free breakfast for all students, an optimistic staff and Superior Mayor Jim Paine welcome students back to what could be considered an unusual environment in what is…

Local Service Group Commemorates 9/11 Through Clean-Up

The organization wanted to dedicate the day to giving back.

DULUTH, Minn.- A local organization spent 9/11 dedicated to community service in remembrance of the acts that occurred 17 years ago. Ecolibrium 3 is a service group formed in 2009 that honors the Duluth community through volunteer work in the region. The group partnered with the Lincoln Park Citizen’s Patrol to commemorate the day and tragic 2001 event by cleaning…

The Leaves Really are Changing in the Northland, but Not Only Because of the Temperature

Leaves are like humans- they respond to the stress of different weather conditions.

DULUTH, Minn.- Fall in Duluth is one of the most beautiful times of the year to many in the Northland, but is it finally time to see the change from green to orange? Those along Lake Superior may have been seeing the leaves make their Fall change already, but that’s not because they’re dying. The leaves are protecting themselves from…

Miller Hill Mall Opens New Restaurant and Retail Store

The two new locations are on track to a successful run at the mall.

DULUTH, Minn.- Miller Hill Mall has dealt with multiple setbacks with the closing of Younkers and Sears, but management announced the good news of two new businesses filling the spots of some of the empty retail spaces in the mall. Great Steak- America’s Premier Cheesesteak experienced their grand opening taking place of Charley’s Philly Steaks in the food court. Restaurant…

City and County Fights Back Against Aquatic Invasive Species

St. Louis county invests in protecting their waterways

DULUTH, Minn.- The fight against aquatic invasive species continues as local officials in technology stop their spread. Duluth’s first CD3 Station, a waterless and free boat cleaning system, was unveiled on the Munger Landing entrance of the St. Louis River. The system includes user-friendly tools to use on boats out of the water to stop the spread of invasive species…

Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Invites Elites and Beginners to Compete in Race

The Minnesota Mile is an introductory race for those interested in running.

  DULUTH, Minn.- Training for Grandma’s Marathon can happen in plenty of different ways, like running in introductory races like the Minnesota Mile. This was the Minnesota Mile’s 12th year and it hosted 500 athletes down Skyline Parkway, a record number of participants for the introductory event. The race was separated into different levels, the first being an open community…

“Imagine Canal Park” Invites You for Music and Fun Through the Rest of the Month

The city is utilizing the space it has while they can.

DULUTH, Minn.- The trial running, known as Imagine Canal Park, made another and its final change before things go back to normal at the end of September. In addition to the cross street in front of Little Angie’s, the parking lot across from Grandma’s restaurant was blocked off. In the lot, there is a sand box, tables and chairs and…

Twin Cities Developer Releases Plans for Proposed Neighborhood Retail Center

An open house for nearby residents to ask questions hopefully cleared things up.

DULUTH, Minn.- Launch Properties, a development firm in Minneapolis, hosted a public open house in Duluth for neighborhood residents to come with questions and concerns about their newly proposed contracting area. The firm wants to change the South corner of Anderson Street and West Central Entrance, right across from MedExpress, into a neighborhood shopping center. The center would include a…

Bentleyville Tour of Lights is Already Setting Up for Christmas, and They Need Your Help

Volunteers to help set up Duluth's largest holiday event are needed!

DULUTH, Minn.- With colder weather soon around the corner, some people are already getting into the holiday spirit. Bentleyville Tour of Lights is one of the biggest displays of Christmas lights in the United States. It’s going into its 15th year of showing and Nathan Bentley, the executive director of the display, is asking for help. The annual set up…

Construction in Two Harbors Continues and Businesses Remain Open

The bigger part of the Two Harbors construction project is in full swing.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Those who are familiar with Two Harbors are no strangers to the construction that took over in June. Until now, traffic has had minimal problems flowing through the town, but the newest portion of the project calls for single-lane traffic to move in one way each direction, led by a flagger on the weekdays. Several acts are…

Local Resident Takes Advantage of Construction Traffic

See Steven in Two Harbors for all of your knife-purchasing needs!

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- A local resident of Two Harbors is capitalizing on the traffic being backed up through the city. Steven Schluneger has been in the business of selling knives for 22 years. Now that he’s winding down, he’s looking to get rid of leftover inventory and the construction traffic is turning out to be his new customer base. “It’s…

Garland Museum Reacts to the Finding of Dorothy’s Missing Red Slippers

The museum and birthplace of Judy Garland is thrilled to have a piece of their home back... sort of.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.- After finding Judy Garland’s iconic ruby red slippers that were stolen from the museum in her home 13 years ago, officials were excited to have a part of their history back. Judy Garland was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN. One of America’s most cherished actresses, her life and iconic character of Dorothy from the 1939…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Agate Acupuncture & Natural Healing

Get to know a woman and her practice of natural medicine

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- A different form of healthcare than your normal trip to the doctor’s office is closer around the corner than you may think. Lanna Schwab has been around the world learning about acupuncture and ancient Chinese medicinal services. She was inspired to start up Agate Acupuncture and Natural Healing in early 2017 because of this. “Initially it was…

Kids Enjoy The Unofficial Last Day of Summer in the Northland

The weather was perfect for a day at the park!

DULUTH, Minn.- The start of the school year is just hours away for many students in the Northland. Classes begin in Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor and Two Harbors Tuesday, which means Labor Day was the last day off summer for many. Families soaked up the last day of summer break at the Bayfield park playground in Duluth, but surprisingly many of the…

Head Down the Scenic Railroad on the Foo-Foo Choo-Choo

The pride party continues on the tracks

DULUTH, Minn.- Normally people celebrating Pride have the option to take the party to the water or the tracks after the annual parade, but with the Vista Fleet’s Fruit Float closed this year, all that was left was a big party aboard the cleverly named Foo-Foo Choo-Choo. People filled a train for a three hour ride down the North Shore…

Pride Weekend Continues with Parade in Superior

The iconic Pride Parade welcomes all to participate

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Despite a rainy start to the day, the people of the Northland continued to celebrate pride with the annual parade down Broadway and Banks streets just over the bridge. It may have been the final day of the 32nd annual Duluth-Superior Pride celebration, but the partying was far from over. Members and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community lines…

Drag Queens and Kings Perform for Thousands

Flaming Productions is a Twin Ports Drag Troupe

DULUTH, Minn.- A popular group on the rise in the LGBTQ+ community is drag queens and kings. Many like Ariel, a local drag queen, dressed in drag to perform for thousand at the Pride Festival in Bayfront Park Saturday. “Drag is letting out that, like… little thing inside that you kind of want to throw out there and have fun…

Duluth-Superior Pride Celebrates LGBTQ+ Community

Saturday's festival at Bayfront is one of several Pride events happening this year.

DULUTH, Minn.- Bayfront park was packed with thousands celebrating the beauty of diversity in the Twin Ports for the 32nd annial Duluth-Superior Pride festival. Pride celebrations have occurred all over the world since 1970, but for three decades now the Northland has gathered the LQBTQ+ community. Saturday’s Pride Festival is expected to bring 8,000 people to enjoy events for all…

Campgrounds in the Northland are Completely Booked Out for the Holiday

Reservations were made a year in advanced for a spot on the Northshore Labor Day weekend

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- With the Labor Day weekend upon the Northland, several campsites are completely full despite a rainy possibility. The long holiday weekend is a busy time up the North shore. Burlington Bay Campground in Two Harbors is just one of many sites completely filled for the weekend. All 146 spots at the grounds are reserved, many of which…

State Patrol Crack Down on DWI Arrests for Labor Day Weekend

Over 300 state agencies are working toward safer driving on busy roads

DULUTH, Minn.- With people out celebrating the holiday weekend, the state of Minnesota is taking extra precautions. Through Sept. 3, state patrol will be cracking down on DWI enforcement. More than 400 drunk driving arrests were made during labor day weekend 2017. State Public Safety Office Neil Dickenson says that agencies are working to decrease that number to zero by…

Shoreview Natives Works Toward Growing a Greener Community

See the new plant life on 17th and Jefferson Street

DULUTH, Minn.- A community effort to brighten the green areas of the region is growing alongside the plants they placed earlier this year. Fox 21’s Viktoria Capek talks with Shoreview Natives program starter Dan Schutte on the city-wide gardening progress. For more information on Shoreview Natives, click here. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News

The Arrowhead Dog Agility Association is Looking for Paw-ticipants

If you've ever been interested in signing your pup up for dog agility racing, now may be your chance.

PROCTOR, Minn.- Calling all four-legged friends in the area: Proctor Fairgrounds is hosting dog agility races all weekend, for pups at all levels of experience. This is the first trial event held by the Arrowhead Dog Agility Association at the Dirt Arena venue. Gods are split up into different levels and sizes before going through the various courses. Once a…

Dragonboat Festival Kicks Off with Traditional Ceremony

The annual Awakening of the Dragon event gets the competitors ready

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Athlete’s all over the world continue to make their way to the Twin Ports for the 17th annual Dragonboat Festival on Lake Superior. Dragonboating is a long-standing tradition with roots in ancient China. One of the most popular traditions with the sport is the ceremonial awakening of the dragon, where the eyes of a wooden dragon are revealed…

Essentia Health Welcomes Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery

The first hospital in the Northland to have this kind of technology

DULUTH, Minn.-Thank to donations from the community and the Essentia Health Foundation, St. Mary’s Medical Center will be the first hospital in the Northland to offer robotic-arm assisted surgery. Called MAKO, the robotic arm aid surgeons performing knee and hip replacements. The technology allows for less invasive procedure, closer precision and a quicker recovery time. Orthopedic surgeons at Essentia, like…

UMD Welcomes Freshman and Honors Athletes with Pep Rally

The annual pep rally is a part of the students' Welcome Week Events

DULUTH, Minn.- As welcome week progresses for students old and new coming to the UMD campus, excitement is also building for the upcoming athletic season. The annual pep rally was dedicated to incoming freshman, but also to student athletes, who were introduced at the event. Nearly 2,000 freshmen filled the stands to cheer on fellow Bulldogs in the rally. UMD…

Experience an Extreme Form of Relaxation Called Floating Pt. 2

Floatation is meant to put you in a dream-like state.

DULUTH, Minn.- Fox 21’s Viktoria Capek took a trip to Inner Bliss on Superior Street to experience the Floatation Duluth Dreamfloat. Sessions normally run 60 to 90 minutes inside of a float pod, which includes calming music and lights to enhance your altered experience. For more information on Inner Bliss, Floating and Floatation sessions, you can visit the studio’s website…

Experience an Extreme Form of Relaxation Called Floating Pt. 1

Floatation is meant to put you in a dream-like state.

DULUTH, Minn.- Fox 21’s Viktoria Capek took a trip to Inner Bliss on Superior Street to experience the Floatation Duluth Dreamfloat. Sessions normally run 60 to 90 minutes inside of a float pod, which includes calming music and lights to enhance your altered experience. For more information on Inner Bliss, Floating and Floatation sessions, you can visit the studio’s website…

City Officials Look to Decriminalize Possession of Marijuana

A proposed ordinance is currently under review for new possession of marijuana charges

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A Superior city councilor brought discussion to the most recent public safety meeting on the potential decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Craig Sutherland along with the police department, city attorney and the county attorney are drafting an ordinance that would keep offenders from facing the criminal system for first time and small amount possession offences….

Duluth Tanning Salon Now Selling CBD Oils

Selling CBD oils is popular among salons all over the country

DULUTH, Minn.- A local tanning company announced they’re selling CBD from multiple locations. AJ’s Tanning Salon on Redwing Street and Grand Avenue began carrying the oils in their stores because of health benefits some believe the products have. Owner Christ Verhel says that the natural substances are being sold by salons everywhere as a prescription drug alternative. “The benefits are…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Aerostich Equipment for Riders

A motorbike gear manufacturing company in West Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- The motorbike community is a tight knit group of people. It’s not uncommon for riders to wave when passing each other driving down the road. But safety is the number one concern for many members of this family, including one company whose gear is globally known for being some of the best around. Aerostich has been in West…

Northland Paddler Alliance Introduces Duluth’s First Paddlefest

A continuation of the recently cancelled Two Harbors Kayakfest

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of adventurers gathered encouraging community members to embrace the water around them. With the cancellation of the Two Harbors Kayakfest, the Northland Paddler Alliance took on the task of carrying on the tradition with the first ever Paddlefest in Duluth. “Paddling’s a big cornerstone of the twin ports and the north shore and Lake Superior…

Duluth Children’s Museum is Poppin’ with the 10th Annual Bubble Festival

The museum's biggest community outreach event of the year

DULUTH, Minn.- 5,000 people were expected to attend the Duluth Children’s Museum’s biggest event of the year: Bubble Festival! Entrance for the event was free, though donations were encouraged to continue growing outreach opportunities in the community. President and C.E.O Cameron Kruger says Bubble Festival is the most popular event for the museum among employees, kids and adults in the…

Meet the Man Riding a Million Miles on Motorcycle to Cure His Sickness

100 miles a day keeps the doctor away!

DULUTH, Minn.-  The 35th anniversary celebration of Aerostitch motorbike gear manufacturing hosted riders from all over the nation, treating them to music, food and speakers sharing their riding experiences. One rider, a New Hampshire native, has ridden quite a few miles but still has a long journey ahead. Paul Pelland spent a good majority of his life on a motorcycle….

Aerostitch Celebrates 35 Years of Motorbike Gear Manufacturing

Come out to the "Very Boring Rally" to celebrate with a weekend full of events!

DULUTH, Minn.- A local motorbike gear manufacturing company is celebrating its 35th year of business with speakers and events all weekend long! Aerostich in West Duluth is hosting it’s “Very Boring Rally,” as it’s called, to bring together customers from all over the nation. The company’s only location is both a manufacturing and distributing site, but they often cultivate buyers…

Celebrate City and Railroad History in the 43rd Annual Hoghead Festival

Proctor's annual event recognizing the railroad industry

PROCTOR, Minn.- All aboard another fun-filled weekend in the Northland! The 43rd annual Hoghead Festival is here this weekend, celebrating the railroad industry and history in the area. From pancake breakfast, to 5ks, to street dances, to fireworks, the Hoghead Festival will have something for the whole family. Hundreds are expected to line the streets of Proctor to see the parade…

Duluth Human Development Center Receives Almost $2 Million to Help Mental Illness

HDC applied and was awarded three grants in just six months

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Human Development Center for community Mental Health is moving forward with several new programs thanks to nearly $2 million in grant money. In the past six months, HDC was awarded money from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to three programs focusing on prevention of early on-set mental illness. HDC was the only agency outside of…

Rolled Ice Cream Shop Opens Up in West Duluth

This isn't just another ice cream parlor

DULUTH, Minn.- Hot temperatures made for the ideal opening week for a new Duluth business called T-Icy Roll. The hibachi rolled ice cream shop allows customers to see their ice cream being made right in front of them. They officially opened in the Denfeld Center in West Duluth the second weekend in August and manager Michelle Lin says that customers…

William A. Irvin Set to Move Out of Minnesota Slip After Approval of $850,000 Budget

The addition of $250,000 to the originally budgeted amount was passed in a 7-1 vote

DULUTH, Minn.- The city’s plan to move the William A. Irvin out of the Minnesota slip is going to cost more than the city anticipated. Monday night city councilors voted to approve the allocation of $250,000 from the city’s tourism tax revenue for the project in a 7-1 approval with one councilor absent. Public Administration Director Jim Filby Williams clarified the…

Essentia Health Takes Part in a Nationwide Mammogram Screening Trial

Is 3D screening more effective than 2D?

DULUTH, Minn.- Essentia Health’s First Street Clinic is one of a hundred sites participating in a nationwide mammogram screening trial to determine the best method for finding breast cancer in women. Known as TMIST, the trial is asking for women ages 45 to 75 with no history of cancer, who are due for their regularly scheduled screening. 2D and 3D…

Kids Get an Up-Close Experience with Some Mighty Machines

A family fun event with a hands-on approach

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior Middle School hosted the 11th annual Mighty Machines event, where kids of all ages got a hands-on experience with their favorite emergency and construction vehicles. The free event was one of many hosted by the family resource center, a program that serves families in superior. Children under 18 got a free meal as part of the district’s…

Local Law Enforcement Play Softball for Charity

A game with a bit of deeper meaning.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth police officers and firefighters hit the diamond this evening for the annual Guns and Hoses softball game at the Huskies’ Wade Stadium. Everyone loves a good game of softball, but the 11th annual Guns and Hoses match isn’t just another sporting event. Proceeds for the event go towards the Northern Lights Foundation. Ken Larson started the foundation…

Vice President Pence Discusses Tax Reform in Duluth

Following a GOP Fundraiser, the Vice President made a stop at a local repair factory.

DULUTH, Minn.- After his first stop at a private party on park point, endorsing 8th district congressional candidate Pete Stauber, Vice President Mike Pence made his way to West Duluth for a talk on what he believes to be the positive impacts of December’s tax reform polices. The policies enacted by President Trump followed the biggest tax cut in United…

Douglas County Trains Poll Workers on New Voting Machines

New systems are means to making voting easier for everybody

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Just in time for the primaries, Douglas County held its first training, teaching poll workers the ins and outs of the new easy voting machines. Through the use of bigger writing, diagrams and easy touch screens, the new “Express Vote” systems are designed to make it easier for elderly and disabled people to vote. The machines also allow…

Neighborhood Night Out Builds Relationships Between Local Law Enforcement and the Community

The perfect opportunity for them to get to know you on a deeper level!

DULUTH, Minn.- The 38th annual Neighborhood Night Out event took place in several locations across the twin ports this evening to rally community engagement and focus on building relationships. Communities all over the country gather to celebrate the event in the first week of August for food, fun and family, but most importantly in honor of fostering personal relationships between…

Fall Leaves Make an Appearance in Duluth

Will there be an early Fall in the Northland?

DULUTH, Minn.- Hold on to the warm weather while it’s still here because an early fall may be creeping into the Twin Ports. Spotted on Faribault Street, leaves are already changing colors throughout the area near the Harley Nature Center. Center workers said they’ve seen previews of red and orange all the way out to Hermantown. Categories: News, News –…

Volunteers Finish Construction of the New Hermantown Elementary Playground

The playground is expected to open by the time school starts

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Volunteers put the final touches on the construction of the new Hermantown Elementary School Playground. After fundraising for a few years, construction for the playground finally began last Monday. Over the course of the week, over 100 volunteers from the community helped replace the former playground that was originally built in the 80’s. Playground volunteer Sandy Karnowski said…

Superior High School Receives $50,000 Grant from Essentia Health

The grant will be used to build a new fitness center.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Tonight was the last chance for the Superior school district to make a decision about a grant that would allow them to update the high school fitness center. Tonight the Superior school district, Douglas county and the state of Wisconsin made the unanimous decision to accept a $50,000 grant from Essentia Health that would allow them to update…