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Retired Chiropractor is Selling Hundreds of Medical Books

He Calls it the Everything Related to Paper Sale

CLOQUET, Minn.- Steve Parkhurst was a chiropractor working in his office in Cloquet for 37 years, but now that he has been retired for a few years, he’s having a big sale he calls “everything paper sale” Parkhurst calls himself a life long book collector, and the inside of his office is lined with thousands of medical books, magazines, paintings,…

Minnesota Artists Gather in Grand Marais for Art Festival

Around 70 Artists Had Their Work for Sale

GRAND MARAIS, Minn.- Wooden rings, handmade cutting boards and naturally dyed silk shirts lined the inside of one booth at the Art festival in Grand Marais. Dawnette Davis and Andrew Kringen the artists that manned the booth, have been attending the festival for half a decade “I do wood cutting boards, jewelry, and my work is laminated wood. I use…

Silver Bay Residents Celebrate Bay Days

The Festival Has Been Going on for Years

SILVER BAY, Minn.- Bay Day celebrations are continuing in Silver Bay. The festival has been going on for years, but grows bigger each year. Organizers say this year the festival has cost 45,000 dollars to put on, but that the experience has been well worth it.  Friends and families enjoyed eating at food trucks, checking out craft booths, and jumping…

Twin Ports Pro Development Camp Returns to Superior

The camp is hosting a kickoff event Sunday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Professional athletes are working together in Superior to help area youth improve their hockey skills. The Twin Ports Pro Development Camp is starting up on Monday, July 10 and running through Friday, July 14. The kick off event on Sunday, July 9 will feature a “Skate with the Pros,” coaches symposium and silent auction. Superior native and…

Cloquet Could Be Getting New Roundabout

The Intersection Has Seen Fatal Car Crashes in Recent Years

  CLOQUET, Minn.- The interchange on Minnesota Highway 33 at Interstate 35 in Cloquet has seen many car crashes in recent years, and even fatalities. So Minnesota Department of Transportation representatives have been working on a plan to make the spot safer. “The state has been working for a number of years, they’ve tried many different things in terms of…

Lady Slippers Blooming in Jay Cooke State Park

It's Minnesota's State Flower

CARLTON, Minn.- It’s a rare sight to see.  The Lady Slippers at Jay Cooke State Park are in bloom. A few of Minnesota’s state flower, Lady Slippers, were transferred to Jay Cooke State Park, when a road construction project put them in jeopardy two years ago. Now, the state park has put them towards the front of the park where…

Cleanup Begins at West Duluth Housing Complex

The Building's Roof on West Third Street in Duluth Collapsed June 5

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction work started Friday afternoon at a West Duluth housing complex just weeks after the roof collapsed, displacing residents. The Red Cross responded to the building on West Third Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood during the morning of June 5. Authorities say the building was vacant at the time of the incident. A neighboring building was…

Summer Camps Beginning at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – Several parents throughout the Northland are looking for ways to keep their kids busy while they’re off from school for the summer. Spirit Mountain in Duluth is hosting several camps to encourage kids to stay moving and try new activities. The following is a sample of the camp programs offered in July at Spirit Mountain, based on…

Sidewalk Days Festival Kicks Off Wednesday

Festival runs from July 12-14

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Sidewalk Days Festival is set to kick off on Wednesday, July 12 and run through July 14. Vendors will hit the bricks of West Superior Street from Lake Avenue to 5th Avenue West to offer up some mouth-watering food, shopping, and entertainment for the whole family. Events for the festival include: Sidewalk Shuffle 5K – 12…

Professional Athletes Host Hockey Camp for Youth

Twin Ports Pro Development Camp Back for Second Year

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It may be warm and sunny outside, but that’s not stopping many folks in the Northland from thinking about hockey. The Twin Ports Pro Development Camp starts up next week and a coaches symposium, skate with the pros and silent auction is kicking it all off this weekend. The camp was started after several professional hockey players…

The Reader Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Summer Concert Series

Every Thursday through the end of August two musical acts will perform at the park

DULUTH, Minn. – Live music took over Leif Erikson Park Thursday evening as part of The Reader’s Lake Effect Concert Series. Every Thursday through the end of August two musical acts will perform at the park. The concerts are a way to celebrate the magazine’s 20th anniversary in Duluth. “We started it for $1,000 20 years ago” said Bob Boone…

Rural Inns Want to See More Homeshare Regulations

19,000 guests stayed in Airbnb rental homes outside larger metro areas over the past year

New information is out regarding house sharing numbers in rural Minnesota. According to the Airbnb, 19,000 guests stayed in homes outside larger metro areas over the past year, accounting for more than $2 million in earnings. These figures have many small bed and breakfast owners throughout the state asking for more equal regulations against homesharing services. An ordinance was recently…

Over 300 Agencies to Crack Down on Speeding

The Minnesota State Patrol is Partnering with Local Agencies from July 7-23

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Friday, July 7, the Minnesota State Patrol will be joining forces with 300 local agencies across the state to crack down on speeding. The partnership comes as Minnesotans drive through the 100 deadliest days of summer on Minnesota roadways. According to the State Patrol, 92 people lost their lives last year on Minnesota roads due to…

MNsure Assistance Offered at Duluth Public Library

Every Thursday, a MNsure Navigator Answers Questions and Helps Fill Out Applications

DULUTH, Minn. – Anybody with questions about MNsure can get some help at the Duluth Public Library. A certified MNsure navigator is stationed on the Downtown Library’s second floor every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for anyone with questions about health coverage, or who needs assistance filling out a MNsure application. “People don’t think about or have insurance until…

Westbound Bus Stop in Front of Holiday Center Discontinued until Further Notice

DULUTH, Minn. – Effective Saturday, July 8, 2017, the Duluth Transit Authority will discontinue service to the bus stop located directly in front of the Holiday Center on Superior Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues West. Due to expanded construction, buses will no longer be able to safely access the curb and shelters. No boarding or alighting will take place…

Local Musician, Todd Eckart, Performs on FOX 21

Summer Concert Series Begins Tonight at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

CLOQUET, Minn. – Starting tonight, music will be filling Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Ampitheater Stage. The 2017 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. every Thursday night in July. The first performer of the series, Todd Eckart, visited FOX 21 to chat about the series, his new album and to play…

Applebee’s: Big and Bold for the Summer

Cooking Connection: Grilling Favorites with Applebee's

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland is beginning to feel the heat of Summer and many people are also heating up their grills. Applebee’s is doing just that as well. The restaurant has introduced its new Big and Bold Grill Combos at its locations throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. The New Big and Bold Grill Combos include: Grilled Shrimp Skewer with lemon…

Concerts on the Pier Kick Off at Glensheen

Local businesses also served up food and drinks at the free event

DULUTH, Minn. – The Concerts on the Pier series kicked off Wednesday night at Glensheen Mansion with live music from Duluth’s very own the Boomchucks. Some set up chairs along the shoreline, while others arrived by boat and paddle board to enjoy some free entertainment on Lake Superior. “This is one of our most favorite event series of the year,”…

Tourism Season Kicks Off in Bayfield

Area Is Expected to Be Busy Through Applefest Weekend in October

BAYFIELD, Wis. – Summer tourism is starting to take off along Lake Superior’s south shore. Every summer around the Fourth of July, tourism season kicks off in Bayfield and the surrounding area. Hundreds of visitors are hitting the water in Apostle Islands cruises and kayaking to sea caves on Lake Superior. As the summer continues, more visitors will start to…

DTA Offering Service to Head of the Lakes Fair

Runs from July 12-15

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Transit Authority has announced it will provide special evening service between downtown Duluth, downtown Superior, and the Head of the Lakes Fair. The special evening service will run from Wednesday, July 12 and continue through Saturday, July 15. Service will depart from downtown Duluth hourly from 6:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. with service along Route…

Superheroes to Invade Duluth Playhouse

Superheroes will Perform on Stage at the Duluth Playhouse Underground Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Saturday, July 8, superheroes will be flying into the Duluth Playhouse ready to work together and save the day. Imaginarium: Superheroes! will be performed July 8 through July 23 every Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the show starts at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and Sundays performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Two brothers and the girl…

Canal Bark Expanding to Michigan Street Location

Locally Owned Canal Bark will be Opening a Facility for Dogs Early Fall of 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Canal Bark is set to open their second location in Fall 2017. The local company will be expanding to a second location in the heart of downtown Duluth. Located at 211 West Michigan Street, the downtown location will offer day care and training opportunities, making caring for pets easier for downtown residents and workers. The new spot will…

Families Hit the Beach for a Pool Party in Cloquet

Party at Pinehurst Park Features Sack Races and Cannon Ball Contest

CLOQUET, Minn. – Plenty of families hit the beach in Cloquet enjoying the Fourth of July sunshine. The beach at Pinehurst Park was packed with kids enjoying all kinds of activities like sack races and a cannon ball contest. Park officials say families from across the area came out to have some fun in the sun. “Especially when they’re all…

Independence Day Celebrated at Fourth Fest

Thousands Go to Duluth's Bayfront Park to Enjoy Festival Food and Live Music

DULUTH, Minn. – As people across the Northland get out and celebrate Independence Day, Duluth’s annual Fourth Fest is popping off in Bayfront Park. “We’re down here to help serve some food and celebrate the 4th of July with the community and enjoy some great entertainment,” says Jessica Fralich from Tig’s Smok’n Pig BBQ, a vendor at the event. Fourth…

Ashland Celebrates 4th of July With a Parade

But Some Others Celebrated Independence Day at the Beach

ASHLAND, Wis.- More than 50 Floats, people on horses, and marching bands moved down the streets of Ashland, for the 4th of July Parade. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Jake Levings, a Parade Attendee. “I’s a lot of fun. The kids love it. They like seeing a lot of stuff. The tractors, the Jets just flew over, that was…

4th of July Means More Tourists in Duluth

Many Businesses in Duluth Rely on Tourism

DULUTH, Minn.- Tuesday is the 4th of July and tourists are in town to enjoy many of the events held across Duluth. Several businesses in the city rely on tourism to make a profit, and thanks to the good weather, a large number of people are in town visiting the Twin Ports. “This is a busy weekend for a lot…

64th Annual Spooner Rodeo Starts Thursday

Thousands are Expected to Descend on Spooner, Wisconsin, for the Annual Weekend Rodeo

SPOONER, Wisc. – Happening Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9, thousands will crowd into the town of Spooner, Wisconsin, for the 64th Annual Spooner Rodeo. This year Queen Missa Taylor and Princess Katie Crosby stopped by the FOX 21 Studios to chat about the jam packed three days of events. A full schedule is listed below: 2017 Spooner Rodeo…

New Fairlawn Exhibit Features Servants’ Quarters

The Fairlawn Mansion in Superior Will Now Host Tours of the Servants' Quarters

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Most Northlanders have heard the name Martin Pattison and understand the incredible impact he had on the City of Superior any beyond. But what about another group of about a dozen who lived at his mansion as well? In this week’s Northland Uncovered, we learn a little about them and the new way they’re being honored on…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Fine Edge Custom Framing

Virginia Business Can Add a Special Frame to Any Piece

VIRGINIA, Minn. – A custom frame can add a special finishing touch to any display in your home. In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we take you to Fine Edge Custom Framing in Virginia, where they specialize in giving an edge to your favorite piece. “We do custom framing of all types of artwork, collectibles, jerseys, clothing, anything that you…

Beginners Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing

Duluth's Gitchi Gummi Trout Unlimited chapter teamed up with the shop to host an introductory fly fishing class

DULUTN, Minn., – The Great Lakes Fly Shop turned in to a classroom this week. Duluth’s Gitchi Gummi Trout Unlimited chapter teamed up with the shop to host an introductory fly fishing class. The group purchased new fly rods through a grant from the Minnesota DNR to help with angler recruitment and retention. They hope classes like this will help…

Klobuchar Shows Support for Craft Brewing in Duluth

The U.S. senator is working to lower federal taxes for small craft breweries and distilleries across the country

DULUTH, Minn., – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was in Duluth on Monday to show support for craft breweries. Alongside local business leaders and local elected officials, Klobuchar met with the owners of Canal Park Brewing Company to discuss how the craft beer industry has helped Minnesota’s economy. Klobuchar is currently working on legislation that would lower federal excise taxes for…

Ashland’s Mural Trolley Back for the Summer

Along the route are 15 hand–painted murals depicting the history of the city

ASHLAND, Wisc. – A popular attraction is back this summer in Ashland. The city’s mural trolley tours started back up last week. Every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce leads groups around the city’s historic downtown Main Street business district. Along the route, 15 hand–painted murals depicting the history of Ashland. The mural tour…

Campsites and Marinas Full for 4th of July

Experts Advise on How to Have Fun While Still Being Safe

DULUTH, Minn.- With Sunshine, Cook-outs, Camping and family time, the 4th of July is a busy weekend for places like Spirit Marina in Duluth. “We came in Yesterday. We came for the fire works,” said Josee Trelinski, a visitor. “We’ve been booked solid for at least the last month,” said Robert J Cavanaugh, the Harbor Master at Spirit Lake Marina….

DTA to Operate Holiday Service During Fourth Fest

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Transit Authority will operate a limited holiday service schedule for regular route buses on Tuesday, July 4. The holiday services, which can be found in the shaded area of the “Sunday” section of the DTA’s passenger hand schedule, will only be provided in the City of Duluth, not Superior. The Port Town Trolley service in…

Movies in the Park to Start Friday

It's Going to be a Wild Summer at Movies in the Park, Hosted by the Greater Downtown Council

DULUTH, Minn. -The Greater Downtown Council along with other fine sponsors are excited to invite the community to Leif Erikson Park for the 2017 Movies in the Park series. Every Friday evening from July 7 to August 4, gather the family and head to the park for free featured films. Darlene Marshall with the Greater Downtown Council stopped by FOX 21 to chat with…

Hibbing Community College Receives $100,000 Grant

Grant to Assist Women Pursuing Careers in Non-Traditional Fields

HIBBING, Minn. – Hibbing Community College received a one-year $100,000 grant from the Minnesota Women’s Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers in non-traditional fields. The grant will support about twenty-five women over the next year by providing assistance with child care and transportation while they complete programs in male-dominated fields like diesel mechanics and police training. “Workforce development needs…

First Taste of Duluth Event Takes Over Bayfront Festival Park

Thousands Turned Out For a Sampling of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth is known for its culture, tight knit community, Local businesses, And music and art scene, and Saturday, all of those components of the city came together at Bayfront Festival Park, for the Taste of Duluth Event. “By taste we don’t mean taste as in your taste buds,” said Tracy Lundeen of Lundeen Productions. “It’s a taste of…

Midwest Mopars North Car Show Is Back in Duluth

Around 60 Cars Were on Display at the Show

DULUTH, Minn.- Local motor heads showed off their flashy rides at the Midwest Mopars North car show. Around 60 cars lined the parking lot of the Heritage Center in Duluth, where car lovers admired both new and vintage vehicles, and put their own on display. “Pretty much you get to go out, cruise around a little bit. Have a little…

Zenith Bookstore Opens in West Duluth

The Outside of the Store Has an Eye Catching Mural

DULUTH, Minn.- A new bookstore opened for business in West Duluth Saturday. The outside of the Zenith Bookstore features a mural of life sized books like the Great Gatsby, Alice in Wonderland, and The Cat and the Hat.  Owners said on Saturday morning, book lovers were already gathered at the store before opening hours. “I think we happened to find…

DTC Reopens After Being Closed Temporarily

The Closure Was Due to Construction on West Michigan Street

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Transit Center reopened Saturday. The Duluth Transit Authority bus operations were temporarily moved to the DTA’s downtown transit center east on West Superior Street, due to construction along West Michigan street blocking DTA buses from reaching the DTC. But now the buses are back at their regular location. The second phase of the Michigan Street construction…

Stipes Carnival opens in Cloquet

The carnival features rides, food and games

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Stipes Carnival is up and running in Cloquet. The carnival has moved from its usual spot in Voyaguer’s Park, due to the construction there. The fun and games are now located at Veteran’s Park. The carnival is open through the Fourh of July holiday. Categories: Community, Entertainment, News, News – Latest News

Disabled American Veterans Organization Serves Up Some Good Eats

The fundraiser goes to help veterans in the area

CLOQUET, Minn. – Cloquet’s Disabled American Veterans chapter served up some All-American eats to kick off 4th of July weekend. D.A.V. members set up outside the Premiere Theater offering brats, burgers and hotdogs to help raise money for local veterans, and these vets saw plenty of familiar faces. “We have a good time when the group gets together,” D.A.V. Senior…

Thunder Shirts Help Dogs Stay Calm During Fireworks

4th of July Means Fireworks. Fireworks Could Mean Anxiety for Fido.

DULUTH, Minn.- Fourth of July means fireworks and fun, but for some pets, loud noises can cause a lot of anxiety. Experts advise keeping pets that get nervous in a room or space that they won’t get loose from. They also advise using products like thunder shirts, a vest for dogs that calms them by slightly compressing their bodies. “A…

CSS Receives Grant for Nursing School

The Fund Helps Students Get The Experience They Need to Serve Rural Areas

DULUTH, Minn.- The College of St. Scholastica was awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant from the Health Resources and Services administration to help fund the Rural Academic Practice Partnership for Northeastern Minnesota. The goal of the RAPP initiative is to help rural communities gain better access to quality healthcare. The College of St. Scholastica hopes that with the help of…