Author: Viktoria Capek

Gary New Duluth Celebrates Area Culture at 3rd Annual Ethnic Festival

The GND Rec hosts their 3rd annual Ethnic Festival.

DULUTH, Minn.- People in Gary New Duluth were brought back to their Eastern European roots Saturday afternoon at the 3rd annual Ethnic Festival. The event was a fundraiser for the GND recreation center, filled with traditional foods, music and activities for the whole community. GND rec officials say it was the perfect way to honor how far the region has come….

UMD Student Remembered After his Body is Discovered in Minnesota Slip

Jacob Lavoie's body was found in the Minnesota Slip almost a week after he went missing.

DULUTH, Minn.- Authorities confirm that the body pulled from the Minnesota Slip in Canal Park Friday afternoon was that of missing UMD student Jacob Lavoie. It’s barely been a week since loved ones last saw Lavoie at Grandma’s Sports Garden. After days of searching for Lavoie and learning of his untimely death, his friends and the community are speaking out….

Farmers Prepare Orchards for Bayfield Apple Festival

Apple season is underway.

BAYFIELD, Wis.- Preparations are under way for the Bayfield apple festival which is just a month a way. Workers at Bayfield Apple Co. say apple season is actually about two weeks behind schedule thanks to our late Spring. It makes preparing jams, ciders and other apple goods more stressful since it’s a time sensitive activity. “Preparing is fun. It’s always the…

2nd Annual Classic Boat and Schooner Rendezvous Sets Sail in Bayfield

The Bayfield tall ships festival is Sept. 6-8.

BAYFIELD, Wis.- Year two of the Bayfield tall ships festival is about more than just getting people out on the water. It’s a time to teach and tell them just how much maritime history comes from this area They call it the classic boat and schooner rendezvous. Last year’s inaugural festival brought in thousands to see boats and also to see…

Families Soak up Fleeting Moments of Freedom Before School Begins

Canal Park was busy with families enjoying the unofficial last day of Summer.

DULUTH, Minn.- Labor Day is the holiday capping of Summer vacation for a lot of kids who decided to spend their last moments of break in Canal Park. Many enjoy Summer, but here’s what some had to say about what they were looking forward to this coming school year. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Duluth Small Businesses Stay Open on Labor Day Holiday

Positively 3rd Street Bakery stayed open for Labor Day.

DULUTH, Minn.- While many people enjoyed this Labor Day off from work, not everyone had a three day weekend. Small businesses like Positively 3rd Street Bakery in Duluth stayed open for the holiday. Bread bakers were bright eyed and bushy tailed at 3 a.m. when their shifts started. Bakery employees say holidays are usually busier for them than regular days of…

8-Year-Old Puts on Neighborhood Production of Lion King in his Garage

Baker Anderson produces his own version of Disney's "The Lion King."

DULUTH, Minn.- Here’s some good news for fans of the stage– turns out you don’t have to travel all the way to Broadway to see a production of The Lion King. An 8-year–old Duluth boy is putting his own version of the show, and he’s getting the whole neighborhood involved. Baker Anderson is use to being on stage- you can catch…

Foo Foo Choo Choo Rides up the North Shore for its 9th Year

The Foo Foo Choo Choo train rides the tracks by Lake Superior.

DULUTH, Minn.- Pride didn’t end after the parade, the equality party continued on the tracks with the annual Foo Foo Choo Choo train ride. It’s the 9th year the North Shore Scenic Railroad contributed to Duluth–Superior pride activities. The Foo Foo Choo Choo train ride and pre–party at the Depot is the only event of its kind in the country….

Letica’s Iron Mug Prepares for Final Days in Morgan Park

Letica's Iron Mug will close on September 14.

DULUTH, Minn.- Letica’s Iron Mug café and restaurant in Duluth’s Morgan Park neighborhood will soon be closing for good. Owner Mike Letica says the restaurant wasn’t doing well in sales. In fact, he says it hasn’t been doing well since he and his wife took over the Iron Mug in June of last year, likely because of the café’s off the…

Duluth Community Remembers Loved Ones Lost to Drug Overdose

Duluth honors National Overdose Awareness Day

DULUTH, Minn.- August 31 is National Overdose Awareness Day. Communities across the country use the day to bring attention to the way addiction affects people’s lives. The Duluth community remembered their loved ones in a vigil at the Hillside Community Center, but the event was less about mourning and was more about getting rid of the stigma associated with addiction….

Minnesota North Shore Ropes in Thousands for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is a chance for many to get a final Summer get-away.

HIGHWAY 61, Minn.- Labor Day weekend is a final Summer hurrah for a lot of people, many of them with the same thing in mind: soaking in the beautiful weather up the North Shore while it lasts. “My favorite thing to do in the Summer is just going up the North Shore and visiting the state parks– Split Rock, Gooseberry,…

The Rustic Inn Cafe has all Hands on Deck for a Busy Holiday Weekend

The Rustic Inn Cafe attracts North Shore tourists.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- To stay energized doing all this hiking up the North Shore, people are stopping to eat at destination restaurants like the Rustic Inn. The café is at the peak of their busy season. With all hands on deck, they’re ready to take on the holiday weekend. “This Summer has been fantastic and it’s just been really fun…

Wescom Inc. Opens New Northland Office and Production Space

Wescom Inc. specializes in electrical and energy installation.

RICE LAKE, Minn.- A Duluth electrical contractor, who works closely with oil and mining companies like Husky and Enbridge, has made a big expansion in the Northland. Wescom Inc. specializes in supplying energy structures like electrical circuits and solar panels to large corporations. The company celebrated the grand opening of its new office space right outside of Duluth in the old…

Students Get a Taste of UMD’s 200 Campus Clubs and Organizations

UMD hosts their annual back to school activities fair.

DULUTH, Minn.- Students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth had the chance to check out a handful of the school’s clubs. Organizations ranging from Greek Life to more eccentric groups like Quidditch Club were represented at the college’s back to school activities fair. Some freshman said it was reassuring to see such a wide variety of clubs offered to them at…

Dickey’s BBQ Pit in Hermantown Appears Closed

Dickey's BBQ Pit is the biggest chain BBQ restaurant in the country.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Rib and brisket lovers may need to find a new favorite place to chow down because Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Hermantown appears closed. According to neighboring businesses, the chain location closed quickly and unexpectedly earlier this week. Fox 21 tried reaching out to the restaurant and found their number was disconnected. The Hermantown store is also no longer listed…

Local Red Cross Prepares Team to Help with Hurricane Dorian Impact

The Northland red cross prepares their emergency response vehicle for Dorian.

DULUTH, Minn.- In the days before hurricane Dorian’s touchdown in Florid, the local red cross chapter in Duluth is preparing for the worst. A team of volunteers is getting their emergency response car ready just in case those impacted by the hurricane need help. There’s still no exact word on the predicted impact hurricane Dorian will have, but if the…

Paddlers Show Just How Easy Dragon Boat Racing Really Is

GREAT OUTDOORS: Paddlers at the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival teach the basics of the sport.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Paddlers hit the water on Lake Superior for the 18th annual Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival. What does is take to get a two thousand pound boat to glide 500 meters in under three minutes? “It’s just like 20 of your friends in a boat paddling and having fun and team and sportsmanship,” paddler Mckenzie Macsarline said. A dragon…

Morning Update 08-26-19

Morning Update for Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

Join FOX 21’s Viktoria Capek and Meteorologist Joey Norton for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, August 26, 2019. Categories: News, News – Latest News

American Legion Post Swears in New Officers

American Legion members celebrate the expansion of their group

DULUTH, Minn.- The local American Legion chapter celebrated their group expanding at the Shriner Center in Duluth this afternoon. About a dozen new post officers were sworn into different positions. Friends and family were were invited to share in the celebration with music and food as well as learn what the American Legion does for the community, including how they help…

Paddles Up, Paddles Out, Paddles in the Water at the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival

Barker's Island hosts the 18th annual Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Paddles up, paddles out, paddles in the water; Racers from around the world took it to Lake Superior Saturday for the 18th annual Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival on Barker’s Island. Dragon-boating is different from other paddling sports like canoeing because it takes a team effort to get a two thousand pound boat moving. “The real way to do…

Loaves & Fishes Celebrates 30 Years with Block Party on Jefferson Street

Duluth Loaves & Fishes celebrates their 30 year anniversary.

DULUTH, Minn.- It was a party on Saturday afternoon for neighbors and community members living near Jefferson Street in Duluth. A double celebration for the annual Jefferson Street Block Party and the thirty year anniversary for the Loaves & Fishes nonprofit. People came out and enjoyed food on the grill, listened to music and got to know their neighbors with games…

Midday Update 08-22-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, August 22, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Viktoria Capek and Meteorologist Joey Norton for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, August 22, 2019. Categories: News, News – Latest News, News Update

UMD International Students “Buy” Furniture at Campus “Free Store”

International students get the first pick at UMD's "free store."

DULUTH, Minn.- College move in is still a week or two away at most universities. But international students at UMD are already on campus, learning their way around before the start of the school year. Many students from far away leave home with very little. UMD is helping these students furnish their dorm rooms with recycled items at something they call…

DuluCon, a Duluth Comic Convention, is Coming to the Northland

DuluCon gets ready for its first year in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn.- People who love comic book conventions and dressing up in costume may want to listen up- Duluth is hosting its first ever DuluCon event this fall. The two-day event is for fans of popular fiction and art. The group of friends who came up with the convention said they saw a need for an event like this in…

Art in Bayfront Park Festival Welcomes Artists Nation-Wide

The Art in Bayfront Festival Park event celebrates its 10th year.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sunday wrapped up the third and final day of the 10th annual Bayfront Art in Park Festival in Duluth. Friday’s Wild Waters Music Fest kicked off the event. This was the first year the park incorporated a music element to the festival in addition to over 130 other art vendors from around the country. The festival owner thinks this…

Community Learns Sami Culture and Picnic and Program Event

The Sami Cultural Center hosts a Summer Picnic and Program event.

DULUTH, Minn.- The doors opened up at the Sami Cultural Center in Duluth where everyone was invited to learn more about the indigenous group of people. The Sami Summer picnic and program event allowed those interested in learning about the Sami culture to do so in a group setting. Sunday’s event focused on comparing two Sami artists, an older artist and…

Ashland Family Says Final Goodbye to Fallen Korean War Soldier

Edward "Buster" Marshall Morrison was Killed in Action July 8, 1950.

ASHLAND, Wis.- A veteran’s remains were returned home to Ashland 69 years after he was killed in the Korean War. Edward Marshall Morrison, known as “Buster” to this family, was the first Wisconsin army personnel to pass way in the war. Edward was 19 years old when he enlisted in the United States Army. In July of 1950, just three…

Strummers From Around the World Attend Silver Creek Ukulele Carnival

Strummers attend the 9th annual Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival.

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP, Minn.- Up the Northshore, strummers from all over the world are settling in at Silver Creek Town Hall for the 9th annual International Ukulele Carnival. The four day event is hosting more than 200 fans of the ukulele to make music for the community. Experienced uke-players or beginners can join in on seminars and fellowship with strummers of…

Thousands Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters at Wild Waters Music Festival

Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters hosts the first Wild Waters Music Festival.

DULUTH, Minn.- Thousands made their way down to Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth for the first ever Wild Waters Music Festival. The Wild Waters Music Festival invited 10 Minnesota bands to perform, but for many attending the event, it was less about what the bands were singing and more about what they stood for. The festival was the newest Save the…

Duluth Elks Giveaway Backpacks for the Start of School Year

The Duluth Elk Lodge hosts their 7th annual carnival of backpacks.

DULUTH, Minn.- With school just around the corner, many families are making their rounds getting everything ready for their kids to start the year out strong, and the Duluth Elks are doing what they can to help out. For seven years the Duluth Elk Lodge has been lifting a financial burden off of hundreds of family’s backs with something as simple…

Duluth School Board Call in Outside Help to Pick New Superintendent

The Duluth school board decided to use an external hiring company to pick a new superintendent.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth School Board is beginning its search for a new superintendent, but not without a little help. The board decided to use an outside company to find a candidate that will take over current Supt. Bill Gronseth in July of next year. The process will cost $25,000 from funds already set aside in this year’s budget. The…

Webster Dream Park Needs Volunteers to Help Bring it to Life

The Webster Dream Park in Superior is ready to be constructed.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The up and coming Webster Dream Park in Superior needs help getting ready for kids to play on. The park on Tower Avenue is designed specially for kids with disabilities in mind and is ready to be constructed. Seven large playground pieces are being delivered at the end of the week and have to be put together in two…

Police Arrest Serial Bike Thief After Undercover Operation

A 29-year-old Duluth man is arrested for stealing and selling stolen bikes.

DULUTH, Minn.- Several stolen bicycles are on the way back to their original owners after a so–called serial bike thief was arrested for illegally selling them in Duluth. 29–year–old Kieth bosh of Duluth is facing a felony charge for stealing and selling stolen bikes. Police were tipped off that he was selling bikes illegally on FaceBook Marketplace, bikes worth anywhere from…

Festival of Sail Sets Sail in Duluth

The three day Festival of Sail kicks off in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sunday in Duluth started with a “parade of ships” coming in through the Aerial Lift Bridge for the Festival of Sail. The three day event brings in some of the biggest, oldest and best ships to show off and has already dazzled thousands in the Northland just on day one. “We just came out to see the ships….

Kids and Families Learn and Play at the 11th Annual Bubble Festival

The Duluth Children's Museum hosts the 11th annual bubble festival.

DULUTH, Minn.- It was a day for play at the Duluth Children’s Museum for the 11th annual bubble festival. Kids and families had the chance to soak up some sun all while learning the science behind what a bubble really is. The festival gave a hands on experience to anyone looking to make a bubble, hold a bubble, blow a bubble…

Glensheen Hosts “Gowns of Glensheen Gala Unlocked” to Thank Supporters

100% of proceeds will fund future restoration projects.

DULUTH, Minn.- Some would say what better way to enjoy a fresh summer evening than on the porches of Glensheen mansion in Duluth. The venue welcomed over 200 V.I.P.  guests to their biggest fundraiser of the year, the “Gowns of Glensheen Gala Unlocked.” The event is a way to thank the mansion’s biggest supporters for helping them continue to raise…

Longtime Iron Range Lawmaker Joe Begich Passes Away

Minnesota lawmaker and Eveleth native Joe Begich passes away.

  EVELETH, Minn.- Longtime Iron Range lawmaker Joe Begich has passed away, and fellow Minnesota government officials are mourning the loss of one of their own. An email from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office confirmed the Eveleth native’s passing. Klobuchar calls Begich a longtime advocate of the Iron Range, labor and Minnesota’s working class. Klobuchar says in the email “I…

Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead in New York Jail Cell

American financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell Saturday morning.

NEW YORK, NY.- Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead by apparent suicide in his NYC jail cell. Authorities say they found the billionaire financier in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center early Saturday morning. Medical examiners in Manhattan later confirmed his death. Last month Manhattan federal prosecutors charged 66-year-old Epstein with sex-trafficking young girls around 2002-2005.

Renegade Theater Company Production of “Fun Home” Breaks Down Barriers in Regional Premiere

The Tony Award winning musical "Fun Home" premieres in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- Renegade Theater Company in Duluth is breaking down barriers with a show unlike anything seen before in the Northland. It’s the regional premiere of Fun Home. The Tony Award winning musical opened Friday night, a tribute kicking off pride month in Duluth and adding on to Zeitgeist Creative Community’s “Year of the Womxn” celebration, honoring stories by women, for…

Kids Get up Close and Personal to Mighty Machines and Big Trucks

Superior School District hosts their annual Mighty Machines event.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Kids and families got to play on big trucks and mighty machines at Superior Middle School Thursday afternoon. The school district’s annual event brought in fire trucks, construction equipment and other heavy–duty machinery for community members to get an up close look at. The event is a way for families to see what kind of work the people of…