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Mustache March & 5k Fun Run

Active Adventures: Slap On The Fake Mustaches And Run For Fun!

DULUTH, Minn. — The Mustache March Run is back for 2019! Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot with the event organizer Mike Ward in the video above for the hairy details! WHAT: 5k fun run, plus prizes and a “Best Mustache Contest” WHERE: Fitger’s Rex Bar. The 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk course is on the Duluth Lakewalk, starting and finishing below…

51st Annual Motorhead Madness Revs up Northland Auto Enthusiasts

The 51st Annual Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness is Happening March 23 - 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland’s biggest indoor car show is coming to the DECC March 23 – 24. The show is in its 51st year, featuring four overflowing arenas filled with customs, street rods, trucks, 4X4s, race cars, cycles, rat rods and antiques. Vendors will be on site along with a swap meet and flea market for folks to enjoy….

Second Phase of Superior Street Reconstruction to Begin in April

Public Meeting to be Held April 1

DULUTH, Minn. – City officials say Superior Street will undergo the second of three phases of construction starting on April 8. A public meeting will be held at Greysolon Ballroom April 1 at 10:00 a.m. to provide information pertinent to the second phase of the project. The second phase extends from east of Lake Avenue to west of 4th Avenue…

Carrots Take The Spotlight

Carrot Béarnaise Salad At New Scenic Café

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection we are turning carrots into a main ingredient! Check out this fancy Carrot Béarnaise Salad that New Scenic Café cooked for us! The New Scenic Café, nestled along the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota, is a destination for thousands of Minnesota travelers all year long. And now the…

Hundreds of Area Students Jazzed About 47th Annual Music Festival

The 47th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Begins Friday, March 22

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of area students are getting jazzed for the 47th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival happening in Weber Hall on the campus of UMD. The festival kicks off Friday, March 22 and will run through Saturday, March 23. Not only will students have the chance to perform during the festival, there will also be special…

Gordy’s Hi-Hat Opens For 59th Season!

Spring Is Here When A 1960's Famous Restaurant Opens In Cloquet!

CLOQUET, Minn. — It’s officially Spring and that means Gordy’s Hi-Hat opened back up for their 59th season today! “A whole WOOHOO, I’ve come here probably like 20 times!” said a Saginaw, MI resident who was eating at Gordy’s. Eagerly waiting customers began to arrive early as a line formed around the building. 50 free tee-shirts were handed out to…

Free Ice Cream Cone To Celebrate Springs Arrival

Dairy Queen Offers A Free Vanilla Cone Today Only!

WEST DULUTH, Minn. –The tastes and celebrations of Spring are upon us! Dairy Queen’s across the Northland and offering a free ice cream cone today only! (Mall locations not participating). Limit 1 per person and vanilla only, no purchase is necessary! The past years, individual locations have given out over 2,000 cones! This year the temperatures are a little cooler…

The Snake Pit Promotes Conservation on World Frog Day

World Frog Day is Recognized on March 20, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, many across the globe will celebrate and raise awareness for World Frog Day. Frogs are amphibian creatures found both on land and water. They are found to be the predators and are playing a vital role in maintaining the environment throughout its lifetime. Scientists say in recent years frogs are being threatened…

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Paying off Credit Card Debt

Thursday, March 21, 2019 is National Credit Reduction Day

DULUTH, Minn. – According to a recent study credit card debt is at a record high. Recent interest rate hikes mean we’re paying even more to carry that debt. Thursday, March 21 is National Credit Card Reduction Day and Financial Advisor Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial offers five mistakes we should avoid making with credit cards. Why do we…

Convenience Stores Find Loophole to Sell Flavored Tobacco

Korner Store in Gary New Duluth opening up smoke shop.

DULUTH, Minn.- At least two convenience stores in Duluth have found a way around a year-old city ordinance that bans the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products. Derek Medved, owner of the Korner Store in Gary New Duluth, is creating a separate retail establishment as a smoke shop within his convenience store. The 10 foot by 10 foot section…

Salvation Army Holding March Food Drive

The organization hopes to collect $18,000 and 11,000 pounds of food

DULUTH, Minn. – The March food drive is happening at the Duluth Salvation Army. This year, the organization hopes to collect $18,000 and 11,000 pounds of food. During the month of March, all donations of food and money will be matched from the Minnesota FoodShare Campaign. That can go a long way in helping Northland families through rough patches. “It…

House Lawmakers Pass Hands-Free Driving Bill, on to Senate

State Highway Patrol in favor of law.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota House has approved a bill requiring drivers to use hands–free devices when talking on the phone. The House passed the bill 106 – 21 Monday night. Sponsors of the bill say the measure will help cut down on the rising level of distracted driving and save lives. Today the Minnesota State Highway Patrol told us that they’re…

Duluth Public Works Crews Tackle Potholes, Encounter Obstacles

Crews' work doubling due to weather and water.

DULUTH, Minn.- Warmer air means Duluth Public Works crews are out in force tackling all those potholes around town. But the melting snow is making any permanent solution, temporary. It took crews an hour to finish 100 yards of a stretch of 35th Avenue East. But looking back on their work, they saw the water runoff and tire treads already…

Rare Full Worm Supermoon Set To Shine On Spring Equinox

How to See Last Supermoon of 2019 on Spring Equinox

NORTHLAND – This full moon is the third and final Supermoon for the rest of 2019, so if you missed the first two in January and February, be sure to catch this one—it’s your last chance of the year. It’s set to fully form on March 20, 2019 at 8:43 p.m. Central Time. It falls on the same day as the…

Super Heroes to Take Over Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth

The 2019 Ice Show is Happening Saturday, March 23 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Super heroes are set to skate into the Mars Lakeview Arena in Dultuh Saturday, March 23 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Duluth Figure Skating Club is proud to present the 2019 Ice Show. This year’s event is super hero themed and will include many choreographed routines along with fun for the whole family to enjoy….

Hands-free Driving Bill Passes in Minnesota House

The House Passed the Bill Monday Night

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House has approved a bill that would require motorists to use hands-free devices when talking on the phone. Sponsors say the measure will cut down on the rising level of distracted driving and save lives. The House passed the bill 106 – 21 Monday night. A similar bill is working its way through…

University of Minnesota President Pays Farewell Visit to UMD

President Kaler to step down July 1st.

DULUTH, Minn.- University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is making his farewell rounds. On Monday he paid one last official visit to the Duluth campus before he steps down in July. The first stop on the president’s farewell tour was a sweet one, he visited the Chemical Engineering Department’s Chocolate lab at UMD. Kaler went through the through the same…

UMD and Red Cross Hosts Community Blood Drive

University's Pre-Med Club partners with Red Cross.

DULUTH, Minn.- Community members were invited to UMD on Monday to donate blood. The Pre–Med Club partnered with the American Red Cross to hold their annual Blood Drive, giving undergraduate medical students a hands–on perspective of the process. “This is more or less are kind of community outreach thing we go ahead and we’re just trying to get involved more…

DSSO “Beerthoven” to Kick Off Thursday in Duluth Cider Taproom

"Beerthoven" Serves as a way for the DSSO to Become Active Within the Community

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is proud to partner with seven local breweries and taprooms to bring “Beerthoven” to the community. Beerthoven will kick off Thursday, March 21 at Duluth Cider from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Participants will be able to enjoy a performance by DSSO musicians, enter to win prizes, score some ticket vouchers to…

Cabin Fever Reliever to Raise Funds for Two Harbors Community Radio

The 5th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever is Happening Sunday, March 24 at the Two Harbors High School

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Two Harbors Community Radio is preparing to host its 5th annual Cabin Fever Reliever featuring live music and entertainment. The community event is happening Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the Two Harbors High School Auditorium. This year’s event will showcase music and storytelling, with featured guest Charlie Parr, a blues and folk musician from…

It’s Easy Being Green on Frog Day at Lake Superior Zoo

Zoo celebrates St. Patrick Day and World Frog Day

DULUTH, Minn.- This St. Patrick Day, Lake Superior Zoo celebrated green in another way. With frogs. The zoo celebrated World Frog Day, which officially falls on Wednesday, March 20th. Guests came and met Pickle the Bullfrog, and other frog species. According to Zookeepers, many don’t know that frogs are indicator species, meaning that a population of frogs in an area…

Skating through St. Patrick’s Day at World of Wheels

Rink hosts annual St. Patrick's Day Party.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Irish jig is a longstanding tradition, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. But in Superior, another type of fancy footwork has become a St. Patty’s Day tradition for many families. Rollerskating at World of Wheels’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Not only will you escape a pinch, wearing green here also gets you a free light stick to wear…

Norton Park United Methodist Church Explores Tastes Around the World

Church Cookoff showcases foreign foods.

DULUTH, Minn.- Taking a break from just Irish culture this St. Patrick’s Day, the Norton Park United Methodist Church celebrated food from all cultures. Their “Tastes Around the World” cook-off featured 15 different dishes from Italian, Asian, Swedish and German cultures, all competing to win the trophy. The competition was a fundraiser for the church and for the CHUM food…

Bock Fest Begins Spring in the Northland

The 25th annual Bock Fest wrapped up their festivities

DULUTH, Minn.- Spring is beginning in the Northland. The season was celebrated today at the 25th Annual Bock Fest at Fitgers. The event has grown from a small group to nearly a thousand people enjoying themselves with beer and friends. The German word ‘Bock’ means goat and at the festival they celebrated the traditional way with goat heads. Mall Manager…

St. Urho’s Legend Lives on for 44th Year

Fictional Hero Celebrated in Finland

DULUTH, Minn.- Not many celebrations can shut down a whole state highway. But then again, not many celebrations are quite like St. Urho’s Day. The festival stems from a folktale made in Virginia, MN in the 1950s. “I think it was the season of like growing grapes and there were like grasshoppers or something,” wondered one St. Urho attendee. “It’s about…

Get Your Beach Body Going!

Active Adventures: Snap Fitness Personal Training Session

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot gets us in a personal training session at the gym! Why? Because it’s sloppy, slushy and icy outside and Spring is days away! So that means, summer will be here before you know it! Start to get that beach body going now! Break down the fear barriers and…

Duluth Women’s Expo Welcomes Thousands to the DECC

The 11th Annual Duluth Women's Expo is Happening Saturday, March 16, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is gearing up to host the 11th Annual Duluth Women’s Expo Saturday, March 16, 2019. The show will run one day only, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Thousands of women from throughout the region are set to attend the expo with more than 100 vendors, a fashion show, shopping, sampling, a…

Famous Dave’s Mixes Up Sauces For Lent

Cooking Connection: Dipping Sauces To Spice Up Your Fish

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection we are making homemade dipping sauces to compliment your fish diet for lent. Famous Dave’s was founded in the Northland, in Hayward, WI back in 1994. With 180 different locations, the Duluth Famous Dave’s joined us this week and shared these delicious recipes. LOCATION: 355 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802 HOURS:…

Harlem Globetrotters Stop in Duluth Ahead of Upcoming Performance

The Harlem Globetrotters will Captivate the Audience Thursday, March 28 at Amsoil Arena in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Harlem Globetrotters are set to dribble into Amsoil Arena in Duluth March 28. Globetrotter Dragon Taylor stopped by FOX 21 Local News Thursday morning during a media tour to promote the upcoming “Fan Powered World Tour.” Taylor was a bit of a late bloomer as a basketball player, as he excelled at football and didn’t take…

Catching Hoppers This Weekend at Annual St. Urho’s Day Celebration

The St. Urho's Day Celebration is Happening March 15 - 17 in Finland, Minnesota

FINLAND, Minn. – Folks in Finland, Minnesota are inviting St. Urho enthusiasts to join in on the 44th Annual St. Urho’s Celebration March 15 – 17. This year’s theme is “Catching Hoppers: St. Urho Builds a Thingamajiggy!” St. Urho is a fictional Finnish saint who is said to have chased away the grasshoppers to save the grape crop. St. Urho’s…

Animal Allies Donations to Help Multiple Organizations in the Northland

When Animal Allies Receives and Abundance of Donations, They're Then Passed on to CHUM, Wildwoods and Other Local Organizations

DULUTH, Minn. – As spring inches closer to the Northland, the demand for supplies at animal organizations in the Northland is rising. Local shelters and animal advocates will soon be dealing with “kitten season” which means the need for blankets, food and other supplies is in top demand. At Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth, they’re thankful to have a…

Cleaning at Beijing Restaurant Begins After 2018 Fire

Crews remove furniture, re-open unsure.

DULUTH, Minn.- Cleaning crews are now on site at Beijing Restaurant in Duluth, after fire closed the business down last October. The owner of Beijing on London Road tells us cleaning will take at least a month. She is hoping to re-open sometime this year, but she says that all depends on how long the building remodel will take. It…

City Crews Tackle Storm Drains in Superior, Cleaning Businesses Prep for Flooding

City of Superior and SERVPRO of Twin Ports Share Tips and Tricks

SUPERIOR, Wis.- There are 3067 storm drains, 91 miles of sewer, and 181 miles of ditches, swales and culverts in the City of Superior. Now crews are rushing to have those near homes clear, before any flooding can begin. “If that drain gets plugged up, whether it’s plugged up with debris like leaves, grass, sticks, garbage, or ice like we’re…