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Bake Sale Raises Money for Child Abuse Victims

First Witness Child Advocacy Center Hosts Bake Sale at Holiday Center

DULUTH, Minn.- A Duluth organization sold some sweet treats today, to benefit victims of child abuse. First Witness Child Advocacy Center sold baked goods donated by their board of directors and their friends and family at the Holiday Center. Organizers say, the sale’s impact is far-reaching. “Spreading the word about First Witness, and how important it is to our community…

Expansion Plans for a Local Family Owned Business

Moline Machinery Expands

  DULUTH, Minn.- Some big changes are coming for a long time business in West Duluth. A nine million dollar expansion is planned for the Moline Machinery plant on South Central Avenue. The fourth generation business now has one hundred thousand square feet of space and the new plans will expand the building by an extra twenty five thousand square…

Skip the Gym & Hit the ICE!

Active Adventures: Adult Open Skate Ice Skating At Heritage Sports Center Provides A Great Workout

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are ice skating with Meteorologist Brittney Merlot at Duluth’s Heritage Sports Center! It’s a great indoor workout, affordable and for adults only! Check out all the fun Fox 21 had out on the ice in the video above. LOCATION: Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Sports Center COST: $4.00 per adult or a…

New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussels & Homemade Sausage Dish

Try Homemade Tangy & Spicy Sausage Paired With Mussels At JJ Astor

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Cooking Connection we are headed up high in the sky to JJ Astor Restaurant and Lounge, atop the Radisson Building in Downtown Duluth. The Executive Chef cooked up New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels and Homemade Sausage. RECIPE: Cover the pan with olive oil, let it heat up. Add sausage, live mussels (unopened, throw opened…

Experience Gingerbread City Duluth 2018

The 7th Annual Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City Opens Friday, November 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Gingerbread city in Norwegian is pronounced: pepper-kocker-bee-in. Back in 2011, the Duluth Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City started as Son’s of Norway member and Norwegian native, Bente Soderlind’s idea to create a smaller Duluth version of Bergen, Norway’s world’s largest gingerbread city in the world. Volunteers from the Son’s of Norway Norton Lodge and Nordic Center of Duluth will once…

DSSO Presents “Unforgettable Views” Saturday at the DECC

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is Hosting Its Third Concert of the Season; Great Adventures: Unforgettable Views

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra continues its Grand Adventures season as 150 voices and 100 orchestral instruments will fill the hall at “Unforgettable Views” on Saturday, November 17, sponsored by the Pachel Foundation. Music director, Dirk Meyer, along with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus, will take the audience on an emotional…

String of Daytime Burglaries Reported in Superior

Superior Police Asking Public To Help Solve the Crimes

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  Since November 1st a total of five break ins happened in Superior: one in the UWS area, one in South End, and a couple in Central Park. What has Superior Police baffled: these break–ins all happened in the daytime. So after launching an investigation, they are also asking people to remain extra vigilant, for anything that seems out…

“Give to the Max” to Benefit the Masses Across Minnesota

Online donations for non-profits

  DULUTH, Minn.-Numerous non–profits across Minnesota are getting a big boost today, during the annual “Give to the Max” Day. The program is an annual event which allows the Minnesota community to give to their favorite non–profit. One non–profit that benefits from the event is the St. Louis County Historical Society. The group says without events like “Give to the…

“Smoke Out” Day Brings Awareness to Duluth

  DULUTH, Minn.- It’s national “Smoke Out” Day. the FDA is announcing a tougher stand against flavored tobacco products. The goal is getting them out of young people’s hands. The federal agency is moving forward with  plan which would outlaw flavored tobacco products. About half of all U.S. teen cigarette smokers choose menthol flavored cigarettes. Flavored e–cigarettes have been blamed…

Colon Cancer Screening Takes Center Stage in Hermantown

AWARENESS OF COLON CANCER

  HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Today the St. Luke’s Medical Clinic hosted a colon cancer screening in Hermantown. Approximately one in 20 men and women will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their life. The clinic is attempting to bring awareness because one in three people are not keeping up with their annual colon cancer screenings. Several health experts were on hand…

Duluth Fire and St. Luke’s Help with Car Seat Safety

Child Car Seat Safety Clinic Held at Duluth Fire Department

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Center for Disease Control, in one year, more than 618,000 children ages 12 and under rode in a vehicle without a car seat. On Thursday, the Duluth Fire Department and St. Luke’s took measures to change that. At Duluth Fire Station #7, they hosted a totally free Child Car Seat Safety Clinic, where licensed technicians…

Deadline Approaching for DECC Thanksgiving Homebound Deliveries

The 29th Annual DECC Thanksgiving Buffet is Expected to Serve More Than 5,000 Northlanders This Year

DULUTH, Minn. – 2,200 pounds of turkey, 1,850 pounds of mashed potatoes, 6,000 rolls and bars and 150 gallons of gravy will help make this year’s 29th Annual Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet a success. Homebound deliveries are available this year, with the deadline to register on Friday, November 16. Homebound residents in the Duluth, Superior, Two Harbors and Cloquet areas…

Sip N’ Shop This Saturday at Letica’s Iron Mug Restaurant

The Inaugural Sip N' Shop Event is Happening Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Local vendors in the community are inviting everyone to visit the inaugural Sip N’ Shop event happening at Letica’s Iron Mug Restaurant Saturday, November 17. The holiday event will feature local vendors, food discounts and fundraising for the Valley Youth Center. The Valley Youth Center looks to help children in the community with academics, living a healthier…

Pam’s Purpose: Heart Petals Helping Heal for the Future

In This FOX 21 Special Report, You'll Meet a Woman in Duluth Making the Most out of a Life Changing Situation

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday, November 15 is World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. In Duluth, Enger Tower will be lit purple, and awareness will be raised across the world. But it doesn’t stop the facts from sounding the alarm. This year, it’s estimated more than 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Health officials say more than 44,000 will die…

Best Christmas Ever Nominations Close Today

Thursday, November 15 is the Final Day to Register a Northland Family in Need for this Year's Best Christmas Ever Giveaway

DULUTH, Minn. – Best Christmas Ever is a non-profit organization working to partner with business leaders and communities across the country to lift up families who have fallen on difficult times due to health conditions and other life challenges. The vision of Best Christmas Ever started when Co-Founder Don Liimatainen began battling Ulcerative Colitis in 2010. It was Christmas Eve,…

First Cidery Opens in Lincoln Park in Duluth

Duluth Cider Holds Grand Opening

DULUTH, Minn.-  A new cidery three and a half years in the making opened Wednesday on the 2300 block of W. Superior Street. Duluth Cider treated dozens of people to their new cider. They have six different ciders on tap. According to the staff, they hope to be the ones to introduce Northlanders to the unique culture that’s connected to…

“The Will and the Way” Volume II Released

Book focuses on leadership success in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Volume two of the Duluth leadership book, “The Will and the Way” has arrived. The second volume was launched on Wednesday at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe. The book focuses on leadership success stories in Duluth over the last twenty-five years. There are several projects featured in the book like the St. Louis River cleanup and the building…

Families Bowl for Strikes with a Frozen Turkey

Annual Turkey Bowl skating event held at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

DULUTH, Minn. – Bowling on the ice with frozen turkey; that’s what kids were doing Wednesday at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Sports Center. Families could also make holiday cards for military members and skate for free to kick off the winter season. “It’s always fun to have kids in our building and just see them having those positive experiences, get…

Turkey Bingo at Duluth VFW

70th annual Turkey Bingo expanded to two nights for the first time

DULUTH, Minn. – One of the busiest evenings of the year at the Duluth VFW has now expanded to two nights. The 70th annual turkey bingo event brought a hundred players out in the Lincoln Park Craft District. The 148th Fighter Wing served everybody a turkey dinner. Then, everybody played fifteen rounds of bingo All the proceeds went to the…

‘Meating’ Thanksgiving Demands

Superior Meats Busy with Meat Orders

SUPERIOR, Wis.- As Thanksgiving nears, area butchers are getting busy. Employees at Superior Meats say they’ve been about two dozen turkey orders a day, as well as one or two Turducken orders. “Lot of wow factor,” said Manager Benjamin Buchanan. “It’s a chicken stuffed inside a duck, stuffed inside a turkey. With our homemade wild rice stuffing in between the…

Hot Turkey Sandwiches and Soup at Marine General

Store Hands Out Free Food to Raise Money for Bob's Bike Drive

DULUTH, Minn.- The parking lot of Marine General was packed Wednesday, as they hosted their annual Turkey Fry. People could get a free turkey sandwich and some wild rice soup, all with donations being accepted for Bob’s Bike Drive. The Drive gives bikes to needy kids around the holidays. “Bringing awareness to the Bob’s Bike Drive,” said Marine General’s Retail…

PJ’s Rescue in Search of Forever Homes

PJ's Rescue is a Non-Profit Organization Serving the Northland; The Group Works to Bring Dogs From Texas to Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – Click here to donate to PJ’s Rescue on Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 15, 2018. Pacino: Pacino was found wandering the streets of mesquite, Texas and was picked up by animal control. His conditions upon intake at the shelter could only be speculated that he was used as a bait dog. All of his teeth…

2018 Christmas by the Lake CDs on Sale Starting Thursday

Regional Musicians Share Talents, Raise Funds for Performing Arts Scholarships

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 300 regional musicians have worked together over the past year to share talents, and help raise scholarship funds for Northland youth involved in performing arts. The Bluebird Foundation is announcing Christmas by the Lake-Volume 12 has been completed and will be released on Thursday November 15 at a CD Release event. The event is taking place at the…

St. Luke’s to Host Free Colon Cancer Screening Event

The Free Event is Taking Place at the St. Luke's Miller Creek Medical Clinic, 4190 Loberg Avenue, Hermantown, Thursday, November 15

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s Miller Creek Medical Clinic is hosting an event to raise awareness of the importance of being screened for colon cancer. St. Luke’s will be giving away free fecal immunochemical tests or FIT Kits on Thursday, November 15. Along with the kits, health experts will be on hand to offer advice and educational materials on colon…

Want Tips On How To Start Your Own Small Business?

Small Business Workshops Offering Tips To Help Beginners Start Up In Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — A small business workshop kicked off today, providing tips on how you can start up your own business in Douglas County. Regional Cooking Instructor Arlene Coco lead Monday’s class on restaurant start-ups. “Everybody’s just in the listening stage. One of the best tips I give people when they are starting a business is to remember everything takes…

Students Pledge To Not Text & Drive

"It Can Wait Campaign" Focuses On Texting While Driving, With A Distracted Driving Simulator At Marshall School

DULUTH, Minn. — “It can wait” campaign highlighted the dangers of distracted driving to the students of Duluth Marshall School. About 250 attended and watched a video telling the true stories of Caleb and Forrest, who were killed by smartphone distracted driving. After the presentation students were encouraged to try out the distracted driving simulator and put their skills to…

Free Turkey Bowl, Skating Wednesday in Duluth

Duluth Parks and Rec Department is Hosting a Free Turkey Bowl Wednesday, November 14 at the Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Center

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division is hosting a Turkey Bowl event on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center, 120 South 30th Avenue West. The event is free and open to the public. Families are invited to take part in frozen turkey bowling, drawings for free turkeys,…

Coffee Conversation: 70th Annual Turkey Bingo in Duluth

This Year There are Two Nights to Take Part in Turkey Bingo; Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Back by popular demand, the Lincoln Park Business Group is inviting all Northlanders to purchase tickets now for the 70th Annual Turkey Bingo. This year, they’re adding another day to the madness for double the amount of fun. Turkey Bingo will be played Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15. Tickets are $30, include dinner and 15…

Bentleyville is Coming to Town This Saturday

Final Touches Go on Light Show

DULUTH, Minn.- Last minute preparations are underway before the switch turns on for this year’s Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Opening day is Saturday, and on Sunday crews and volunteers were working hard on the final day of construction, leading up to what’s known as America’s Largest Free-Walk-Through Lighting Display. “We’re all just doing some final touches on everything here today,”…

Busting a Move at Willie Kruger Dance Competition

8th Annual Dance Competition Held at Sports Garden

DULUTH, Minn.- It started in 2011 with just 10 dancers. This year, 43 solo dancers and 13 dancing groups got their groove on for the 8th Annual Willie Kruger Dance Competition. The thump of bombastic beats, and the cheers from crazy crowds turn the Sports Garden upside down. The competition brings the community together every year. It not only benefits…

All Souls Night Focuses on Respect

The 10th annual All Souls Night held at the Depot brings cultures together.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 10th annual All Souls Night was held at the Duluth Depot. The multicultural arts festival occurs around the change of the season with displays, ceremonies and even a funeral march. The main focus is to honor ancestors, grieve losses and rid yourself of any negativity you may be harvesting. “Loss is universal and grief is universal for people….

7th Annual Gingerbread Decorating Workshop

Nordic Center and UMD students host gingerbread decorating event.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Nordic Center, Sons of Norway and UMD students joined forces to host the 7th annual gingerbread decorating workshop. About 70 people were in attendance decorating houses all made by Duluthian Patrick the gingerbread man. “It is such a beautiful community builder. Families are returning. New people are coming in. What’s this Norwegian tradition of a gingerbread city? Oh we…

UMD Brings Food From Around the World

International Taste of UMD Took Place at Hope United Methodist Church

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD took folks on a trip around the world Saturday, as their annual International Taste of UMD brought delicacies from around 25 countries to the Northland, all handmade by UMD students. The smell of food from Iran, India, the Philippines, Columbia, and more wafted through the halls of the Hope United Methodist Church. “The fact that UMD is…

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at the DECC

Festival of Trees Begins

DULUTH, Minn.-If you need a little Christmas right this very minute, then the DECC is the place for you this weekend. The Junior League of Duluth’s annual Festival of Trees kicked off Saturday, with over 180 vendors there with their own unique pieces of holiday delight, as well as Christmas trees to auction off. Organizers say, it’s become a Northland…

The Bell Tolls for the Edmund Fitzgerald

Commemoration of Shipwreck Held at Split Rock

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- On November 10th, 43 years ago, a tragedy rocked Lake Superior. The SS Edmund Fitzgerald ship sank, taking all 29 crew members with it. On Saturday that ship, and those lives lost, were honored at Split Rock Lighthouse. One might expect this event to be one full of sorrow, and grief. But 43 years later, a mix…

Duluth Armory Getting Revamped

Restoration and Redevelopment Underway

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s housed the who’s who in 20th century music and culture, including Buddy Holly, in one of his final performances before his death. That performance was watched by Bob Dylan, inspiring him to pursue his own music career. The Duluth Armory has sat unused for over a decade, now plans are in motion to bring it back. Redevelopment…

Many ‘Fall’ for PAVSA Autumn Event

Annual Fundraiser Held at DECC

DULUTH, Minn.-For years PAVSA has been offering their services free of charge to victims of sexual abuse and violence. Friday night, the community gave back at the 38th Annual PAVSA Autumn Event Fundraiser. Hundreds packed the DECC in their suits and dresses for PAVSA’s biggest Fundraiser of the year. Guests could donate by participating in the silent auction, live auction,…

American Lung Association Promotes Screening for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Association Pushes Screening that Could Save 25,000 Lives

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout November for Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association in Duluth is encouraging people who are at risk for lung cancer to take a screening eligibility quiz. Click here to take the quiz. To date, 137,000 Americans have taken the test to learn about their risk for lung cancer. According to the Association, lung cancer…