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Thirsty Pagan Brewing to Open in Superior’s Soo Line Depot

Brewery held soft opening Wednesday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior’s Thirsty Pagan Brewing has moved from its Broadway Street location into the Soo Line Depot on Winter Street. They plan to have a grand opening on June 8th. After renting the space at Broadway Street, the Brewery closed shop there. They now own this new location. According to owners, with more seating and performance space for 7 days…

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation hosts Story Corps

Annual Celebration featured guest speaker Story Corps.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation held their annual celebration at the DECC, with a pretty special guest. A guest speaker came from Story Corps, a nonprofit organization which compiles stories from different backgrounds. Organizers said stories are key for the work they do in the community. “We know that one of the things that can really be…

Plans to Ease Bayfront Area Traffic and Parking Unveiled

Metropolitan Interstate Council holds meeting to release full plan, get public feedback.

DULUTH, Minn.- As summer inches closer, so do festivals and concerts–both at the DECC and at Bayfront Festival Park. Those events are becoming more frequent, and that means growing parking concerns and traffic that backs up onto I-35. But plans are moving forward to help change that, unveiled Wednesday by the Metropolitan Interstate Council, or MIC. The Council is working…

Lake Superior Art Glass Now Offering Kid’s Classes

Classes will be Offered Seven Days a Week Beginning Thursday, May 23

DULUTH, Minn. – A new kid’s class is coming to Lake Superior Art Glass in Duluth’s Canal Park. Owner Dan Neff says classes will begin on Thursday, May 23, and will be offered seven days a week. The Kid’s Class is offered to children ages 4 – 11 where the kids will help design and create their own pendant. As…

Midday Update 5-22-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 5-22-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, FOX 21 Local News, Headlines, morning update, News

Campgrounds Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend

Buffalo House Campgrounds are busy getting ready for the rush.

DULUTH, Minn.- Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and that’s famously a time when families get in their camper, or pack up their tents, to go camping. With 105 campsites for RVs and areas for tents, the staff at Buffalo House Campground is busy getting ready for the Memorial Day rush. The peaceful trees and sounds of birds…

Students Put on Empty Bowl Fundraiser

Funds raised total $5,000.

DULUTH, Minn.- Two seniors from Duluth Marshall school put on their version of the Empty Bowl Fundraiser, previously put on for 25 years by the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Organizers said Tuesday’s event raised roughly $5,000, which they say helps because one dollar can turn around three meals. The two seniors, Elizabeth Jarocki and David Olsen, said that…

Public Voting for City of Duluth Flag Begins

9 final options available for choosing.

DULUTH, Minn.- Now’s your chance to help Duluth pick which design should be on the next city flag. There were at total of 195 designs submitted by people in Duluth, and a volunteer flag committee narrowed the choices down to its top 9. Those designs were unveiled tonight at city hall, and one of them will soon become the next symbol…

Ely Resort Impacts Veterans, People Living with Disabilities

Veterans on the Lake Resort is Located at 161 Fernberg Road; The Resort is Open Year-Round

ELY, Minn. – Recent studies show up to 20 percent of military veterans will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after returning home from war. While these numbers may seem small, the grim reality shows nearly 20 veterans commit suicide every day. One secluded resort in Northeastern Minnesota is looking to shed positive light on the reality, one visit at…

Nemadji Golf Course to be Managed by KemperSports

Mark Carlson has managed the course for 44 years, will continue to manage it through end of 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Public golf courses are struggling. Duluth recently announced they will be selling nine holes of the Lester Park Golf Course for a private housing development. Now, a big change is coming to Nemadji Golf Course in Superior. The city council voted to move on from longtime golf course manager and instead have company KemperSports manage the public…

Vault Apps: Why Every Parent Should be on the Lookout

Vault Apps are known as a Decoy to Hide Photos, Videos, Messages and More

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to parents protecting children on mobile devices and social media, it can be tricky to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and tricks. Tech expert and V.P. of Strategy & Operations, Christopher Mohs, stopped by FOX 21 Local News with tips for Northland parents. Mohs says so-called “Vault Apps” are skyrocketing in popularity with…

Midday Update 5-21-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, weather

Bong Center to Host Event Honoring Memorial Day

The Event is Happening Saturday, May 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Staff and volunteers at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center invite the community to honor Memorial Day with them Saturday, May 25 starting at 11:00 a.m. The Center will host a free BBQ for families, with food provided by Blackwood’s. The idea for a Memorial Day community BBQ began in 2018. Staff anticipated 300 people to…

Morning Update 5-21-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a look at local news and weather making headlines Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, weather

NAMI Holds Fundraiser at Superior Culver’s

Fundraiser raised money for programming.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Douglas County chapter of NAMI, also known as the National Alliance on Mental Illness held a fundraiser at a local fast food chain on Monday. The Culver’s on Second Street in Superior donated a portion of today’s profits to NAMI. Plenty of people came out to support, including law enforcement, local officials, and members of the community. Organizers…

Ice Cream with a K-9 at Superior Dairy Queen

Northland K-9 Foundation hosted fundraiser.

SUPERIOR, Wis- It was a great day to go out and grab some ice cream while hanging out with Superior’s finest four-legged law enforcement: a K-9 from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The Northland K-9 Foundation hosted its Spirit Night Fundraiser at the Dairy Queen on Tower Avenue. There you could meet Deputy Cory Fossum and his K-9 Raptor, and…

New Cooper Elementary School Building Ready for New School Year

A year after the fire and explosion, the new building prepares to open.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A year after a fire halted the opening of a new Cooper Elementary School Building in Superior, the school is complete, and ready for the first classes to attend next Fall. According to the Superintendent of Superior School District, teachers will begin moving into the new building as early as June to set up their rooms and offices….

Jumping Out of the Cold, Into Summer Break

Planet 3 Extreme Air Park attracts families looking for fun indoor activities.

DULUTH, Minn.- When the weather on this planet gets you down, why not travel to a new planet? Planet 3 to be exact. Summer Break is beginning for students and in nasty weather like Sunday’s, families are trying to find fun indoor activities. So in the gloomy, windy, snowy outdoors, Planet 3 Extreme Air Park on 46th Avenue West, turns into…

Snow’s In, Surf’s Up on Lake Superior

Surfers make the best out of the cold windy day.

DULUTH, Minn.- While the wind and snow kept most inside, it brought surfers out to Brighton Beach to ride the waves. According to the surfers, once you’re in a wet suit, the cold isn’t that bad. They add that it’s worth it when you catch the perfect wave. “You catch the wave and you start to speed up a little…

Midday Update 5-17-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 17, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, May 17, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, weather

Portion of Completed Superior Street Reconstruction to be Excavated for Repairs

Repairs Will Begin on Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – A portion of Superior Street completed during Phase One of the reconstruction project will need to be excavated for repairs on a failed coupling. According to the City of Duluth, it has been determined that a coupling on the water main is leaking between Fifth Avenue West and Sixth Avenue West on Superior Street. The coupling, located…

Race Day Tips For Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Bike Race

Grand Marais Hosts Heck of the North Productions, "Le Grand Du Nord" 100, 58 and 20 Mile Gravel Bike Race

GRAND MARAIS, Minn – Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot has been training hard the past few months for the Le Grand Du Nord gravel bike race taking place in Grand Marias, Minnesota on Saturday May, 25th. With just a week left until the big race, we met up with the Le Grand Du Nord organizer Jeremy Kershaw for some last minute…

The Duluth Experience, Ursa Minor Brewing Team Up to Help Others

The Lillydipper Pale Ale will be Released Thursday, May 23, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Beer coinsurers, you’re in luck! The Duluth Experience and Ursa Minor Brewing are teaming up to craft a new brew with a community focused purpose. The Lillydipper Pale Ale will be released Thursday, May 23. 100% of the proceeds will support the Northland Paddlers Alliance, a local, grassroots non-profit whose mission is to expand paddling opportunities in…

Morning Update 5-17-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 17, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, May 17, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, Local News, morning update, weather

Sertich Among Six Inductees Into DECC Athletics Hall of Fame

Six inductees were enshrined during the event.

DULUTH, Minn. – The DECC hosted its 27th annual Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony. Six inductees were enshrined during the event. The names including Tom Kurvers, William Wirtanen, Bob Davidson, Lori Ogren, Willard Ikola and the world’s oldest hockey player Mark Sertich. “My main message that I wanted to convey is that if it wasn’t for my hockey friends being…

Duluth Parks and Recreation to Host Duluth Parks Day

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Division will be hosting another Duluth Parks Day on Saturday, May 18. The event will be held at Central Hillside Park and Brighton Beach from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at both locations. Organizers say Central Hillside Park will provide basketball skills sessions and a 3-on-3 tournament, disc golf, chalk…

Vegan & Gluten Free Cactus Tacos

COOKING CONNECTION: Taco Arcada Nopales Tacos

LINCOLN PARK, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection, we are making Nopales Tacos with Taco Arcada! This taco option is vegan and also gluten free. It’s main ingredient is cactus, yes! A nopal is a prickly pear cactus and a common ingredient in Mexican cooking. (The owners made a trip all the way down to Mexico to learn this…

9th Annual Duluth Dylan Fest Kicks off Saturday

Duluth Dylan Fest is Happening May 18 - 26

DULUTH, Minn. – The sights and sounds of Duluth native Bob Dylan will take over the Northland May 18 – 26 as the Bob Dylan Way Committee hosts 2019 Duluth Dylan Fest. This annual week-long celebration includes music, art and much more. During this year’s festival, Dylan will turn 78-years-old. Miriam Hanson, host of KUMD’s Highway 61 Revisited and Duluth…

Midday Update 5-16-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Morning Update 5-16-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Northland Greenhouses in Full Bloom Thanks to Spring Weather

Lilac Hill Greenhouse report higher sales with Mother's Day and warmth.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- The warm air and sun came just in time for area greenhouses to go into their busy season. The florists at Lilac Hill Greenhouse, formerly Engwall’s, said this past Mother’s Day weekend and this week’s warm weather has given them a boost going into the summer season. They say, after a long Northland winter, the flowers are refreshing….

Blacklist’s New Axe-Throwing Set to be On Target

New activity opens this Friday.

DULUTH, Minn.- The trend of Axe-Throwing in bars makes its way to Duluth, as Blacklist Artisan Ales prepares to open Axe-Throwing in their downtown Superior Street location. This Friday they will be debuting Duluth’s first recreational Axe-Throwing location, which started as all great ideas do. “It’s kinda fun because I thought it was a joke when it first started,” said…

Duluth Rowing Club Prepares to Row Into Summer

Club holds informational meeting at Denfeld High School.

DULUTH, Minn.- As summer is about to roll in, Duluth rowers are about to row out. The Duluth Rowing Club is finishing construction on two new buildings at their Park Point location, just in time for summer. Those two buildings replace the reportedly failing infrastructure of the original building, built in the 1800s. The rehabilitations cost a total of a…

Midday Update 5-15-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a look at local news and weather making headlines Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, midday update, News, weather

Superior Council for the Arts to Host First Annual “Arts Sampler”

The Superior Art Sampler is Happening Friday, May 17, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Council for the Arts along with the Department of Communicating Arts, Music and Art at UWS invite you to attend the first “Superior Arts Sampler.” The colorful event is happening Friday, May 17 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Holden Fine Arts Building on the campus of UW-Superior. Carolyn Nelson Kavajecz with the…

Dirty Dog? Experts Express Routine Grooming Habits

Staff at Bark Avenue are Working Around the Clock to Keep up with Spring Grooming

DULUTH, Minn. – As the weather warms up in the Northland and water hoses start turning out, we often think about bath time for out dogs after a long winter without. Local groomers are working around the clock right now to help your pets maintain a clean bill of health, and also make sure your home stays smelling fresh and…

Morning Update 5-15-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Join FOX’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Superior Pursuits Charter Fishing on Lake Superior

Great Outdoors: Family Fishing On Lake Superior For Novice & Expert on the Elixir

TWIN PORTS, Minn. — With Lake Superior on our doorstep, the urge to fish on it, is quite high! It can get expensive having a boat, buying the gear you need and knowing exactly where the fish will bite. For this week’s Great Outdoors, forget all of that, because we are joining an expert with a huge passion to fish…

Painter Captures the Effect of the Lake on Duluth

Effete Du Lac Exhibit on at the Depot.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth was on display at the Depot with the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center’s new exhibit: “Effete Du Lac.” The title means “Lake Effect” in French. The artist, John Micheal Cook said he spent time around the city drawing and painting over 60 images that stuck out to him, or building on those images based on…

DECS Students Sing in the Sun

Duluth Edison Charter Schools put on Spring Concert in Leif Erickson Park

DULUTH, Minn.- Many Northlanders were out enjoying the summer-like temps on Monday. Many spent the day at the Leif Erickson Park listening to students sing, in what seemed to be one of Duluth’s many summer festivals. It was sort of a pre-music festival as students from Duluth Edison Charter schools put on their Spring Concert, taking audiences on a trip…

5K Fun Run, Walk to Benefit Veterans Memorial Hall

The Fun Run, Walk is Happening Saturday, May 18, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – You’re invited to attend the 2019 Veterans Memorial Hall 5K Fun Run, Walk happening Saturday, May 18. The race is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. at The Other Place Bar and Grille located at 3930 East Calvary Road in Duluth. This event is open to all ages. Runners are welcome to register online for $25. Registration…

Midday Update 5-14-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Morning Update 5-14-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a look at local news and weather making headlines Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, weather

Northland Sixth Graders Go On a River Quest for Learning

Students learned about the waterfront at the DECC and on a boat.

DULUTH, Minn.- More than 1,500 sixth graders from throughout the region are learning about the Duluth waterfront and water safety all this week, during the 27th Annual Saint Louis River Quest Program. The program began Monday at the DECC’s Pioneer Hall, where students heard from experts about water pollution and the dangers of rip currents. Some, like Lydia Polkoski, said…

Red Cross Holds Mass Casualty Incident Training at Duluth International Airport

Drills went through how to open up a Family Assistance Center during a Mass Casualty Incident.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s training they hope is never actually used. With summer right around the corner, concerts, festivals and other large crowded events carry the potential for an accident or active threat scenario. The Red Cross gathered law enforcement, fire and medical experts to evaluate how they’d assist people if something like that happened in the Northland. The goal of…

Fresh Mex Beef Barbacoa Tacos

COOKING CONNECTION: NEW Taco Arcada Offers Street Tacos in the Twin Ports

LINCOLN PARK, Minn. — In this weeks Cooking Connection we met up with Conner Maki, the head chef at Corktown Deli and now Taco Arcada! We are cooking up fresh tacos, filled with beef cheeks and more! They don’t serve your traditional run of the mill tacos either, so you’ll want to check out the recipe in the video above….

Itasca Co. Sheriff’s Office: Alcohol a Contributing Factor in Fatal ATV Accident

One Arrested for Criminal Vehicle Homicide

ITASCA COUNTY, Minn. – A 21-year-old Cohasset man was arrested for Criminal Vehicle Homicide following an ATV crash that resulted in a fatality early Saturday morning. According to the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to a report of an ATV accident on County Road 459 in Cohasset around 2:17 a.m. Saturday. Emergency Responders on the scene learned three men…

Midday Update 5-13-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 13, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a look at local news and weather making headlines Monday, May 13, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, weather