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Miner’s Inc. Super One Foods Purchases Grand Rapids Cub Foods

This will bring the Miner's Inc. to 38 grocery stores and liquor stores

  GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Miner’s of Grand Rapids, Inc. has reached a tentative agreement to sell its Grand Rapids, Minnesota Cub Foods location to Miner’s Incorporated d/b/a Super One Foods. The Miner family has operated grocery stores in the region since the 1940s. President of Miner’s Grand Rapids, Inc, Jerry Miner and his family have owned and operated several…

Changing the World for People with MS

Marking MS Awareness Week

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, March 5-11, marks MS Awareness Week. Multiple Sclerosis happens when a body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system. This can cause many symptoms including fatigue, walking difficulties, vision problems, dizziness, pain, and cognitive changes. The National MS Society works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS. They do this by…

New Report Highlights Impacts of Opioid on Minnesota Tribal Communities

In Minnesota, opioid deaths have increased 430-percent since 2000

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new report released Thursday, highlights the impacts of opioids on Minnesota Tribal communities across the state. The report is a summary of the Tribal-State Opioid Summit that took place last fall with Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, and Minnesota’s 11 tribal nations, as an effort to develop strategies for prevention, treatment, and recovery….

Woman Shares Eye-Opening Experience with Police Officer Through Art

Carla Hamilton's exhibit "Targeted" is on display at the Duluth Art Institute

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth woman is sharing a personal interaction she had with a police officer, and she’s doing it through pieces of art. Carla Hamilton’s new exhibit, called “Targeted” stemmed from an experience she had being stopped by a Duluth police officer while walking downtown. Hamilton, who is an African American woman, says the officer accused her of…

Symbolic Strike in Duluth Takes Aim at Gender Pay Gap

The rally lasted 78 minutes, representing the 78 cents on the dollar a woman earns compared to men in the workplace

DULUTH, Minn. – Collective voices added up to a roar on International Women’s Day. A sea of red gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to rally for an equal rights amendment to the state and federal constitution. Some in Duluth chose to spend the day on strike. Men and women of all ages gathered today in Duluth to speak out….

DEDA Selects Developer for Lot D

City Entered into Agreement with Same Firm that Developed Pier B Resort

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is ready to move forward in its waterfront development. “Lot D” is the last piece of mixed use real estate available for redevelopment on the waterfront, a process now closer to fruition. “This waterfront has been waiting 150 years for a vision like this,” said Mayor Emily Larson.  “It will combine housing with…

Miracle Eleven Provides Donations to CHUM, Other Shelters

Nearly $6,000 was Donated to Three Local Charities in Dultuh Wesdnesday Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – The CHUM Food Shelf and Shelter in Duluth received a big donation Wednesday from a local non-profit organization. Miracle Eleven was created by a group of brave men and women after a skydiving plane crash happened over Superior in 2013. You may recall, nine skydivers and two pilots walked away from the incident with minor injuries. The…

Duluth Mayor Observes International Women’s Day

Emily Larson Recognizes the Importance of Being Duluth's First Ever Female Mayor

DULUTH, Minn. – March 8th is International Women’s Day. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson says Women’s Day means more to her since she was elected. Larson is the first woman Mayor in the city’s history.  That’s just one of the reasons she makes a point of meeting with as many young girls as possible.  Girls, Who may one day, follow in…

Duluth Coffee Company Expanding

Owners Adding Second Storefront to Serve as Roastery

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s exciting news for the Duluth Coffee Company. The company is adding a new 1,000 square foot roastery and event space two doors down from the current shop on East Superior Street. Duluth coffee currently roasts its beans right there in the store.  Those beans are then served in the shop or are shipped to stores as…

Duluth Firefighters Remind of Changing Smoke Alarm Batteries

With clocks springing ahead an hour, it's the perfect reminder to change those batteries

DULUTH, Minn. – Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoke alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Duluth IAFF Local 101 firefighters are reminding homeowners to not just change the clocks for Daylight Saving Time, but also the batteries in all smoke detectors. “Saving your life can be as simple as…

Duluth Airshow, DARE2B to Provide Free Airshow Tickets to Students

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Air & Aviation Expo, presented by St. Luke’s and Twin Ports D.A.R.E.(DARE2B) held an event today to announce that tickets to the most anticipated event happening this summer, will be free for more than 7,500 elementary school students in grades K-5, thanks to underwriting from DARE2B. Judy Weber, the founder of Twin Ports DARE Inc,…

Animal Allies to Host Nibbles and Networking Event

Staff at Animal Allies Hope to Reach out and Connect with Local Veterinarians in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal Allies will be hosting their first ever Nibbles and Networking event Wednesday evening, starting at 5:30p.m. The social opportunity will allow local veterinarians to connect with each other, while getting a chance to tour and speak with the medical staff from Animal Allies. Veterinarians, Vet Technicians, and Staff are welcome to attend. Animal Allies offers a…

Local Heroes to Battle on Ice

Hockey Game Supports Northern Lights Foundation

DULUTH, Minn. – Local heroes will soon be battling on the ice for a good cause. The Duluth Police Department and Duluth Fire Department are preparing for a hockey game for a good cause. Proceeds from the hockey game will go to The Northern Lights Foundation. The foundation provides grants to Northland families with children battling life-threatening illnesses. These grants can…

Two Harbors 7th Ave/Hwy 61 Getting Face Lift

Resurfacing Project To Start Spring Of 2018

Two Harbors, Minn Two Harbors will be getting a face lift during the summer of 2018. Construction along 7th ave (Hwy 61) will make things easier for the locals and those passing through. Currently the three lights that are along 7th Ave (Hwy 61) are the oldest set of lights in the area. By replacing the lights and adding left hand…

Strong Winds Blow Across the Northland

From Tourists in Canal Park to Aerial Lift Bridge Operators, Everybody Was Feeling the Wind

DULUTH, Minn. – A very windy day in Duluth. There were reports of downed power lines, trees, and poles. All over the Northland,  people in Duluth were coping with this gusty day. “It’s really hard to stand an d you probably should hold on to the rocks because it will blow you over,” says Yuliya Yukhimchuk, a tourist walking along the…

Pierre The Voyageur Takes A Hit During Wind Storm

20 Foot Statue Loses Arm And Large Paddle

Two Harbors, Minn Pierre, the 20 foot tall Voyageur in Two Harbors needs a hand, literally. A victim of today’s vicious winds, Pierre lost his arm and giant canoe paddle. He’s the first thing you see when you’re traveling north into Two Harbors and was created 57 years ago. One employee at the Earthwood Inn tells us that she just hopes…

Focus Group Talks Housing Issues in Duluth

A recent study showed that Duluth will need nearly 4,000 new homes by 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – Community members met tonight to discuss the future of housing in Duluth. Imagine Duluth 2035 hosted a focus group tonight, addressing the topics of making homes more accessible, diverse, and affordable. Duluth poses a unique challenge with so many older homes, so city leaders are working with the community to find ways to maintain the characteristics of…

Superior Fire Department Acquires New Jaws of Life Equipment

The entire department will be trained with the new life-saving tools this week

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Firefighters in Superior got hands–on training with some new equipment today. The Superior fire department recently acquired three sets of Jaws of Life equipment for each of its engines. A $68,000 grant helped pay for the new tools. The department was previously using outdated, low pressure equipment. The new Jaws of Life use high pressure and are…

Duluth Recognizes State-Wide Day of Action

Domestic Violence Action Day was Designed to Raise Awareness

DULUTH, Minn. – Local leaders and community organizations answered the call on a day of action to raise awareness for domestic violence Tuesday. The event on the steps of City Hall was one of more than 80 planned state-wide. The Safe Haven Resource Center, along with other community groups organized the event designed to honor victims of domestic violence and…

Be on the Lookout for Tax Scams

Scams are on the Rise as Tax Deadline Approaches

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s tax season and local tax professionals want you to be aware of the latest tax scams. Many across the country and here in the Northland report fake calls, emails and text messages from scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Tax accountant Joshua Standley says the only way you’ll hear from the IRS is…

Damiano Center Soup Kitchen Gets New Look

Volunteers Painted the Soup Kitchen Thanks to Donations

DULUTH, Minn. – The soup kitchen at Duluth’s Damiano Center has a brand new look. Students from the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Duluth program recently toured the soup kitchen and decided to give the room a new look for their service project. Thanks to a donation from Diamond Vogel Paints, volunteers from Duluth Painters and Allied Trades as well as…

Dayton Repeals Old Sunday Liquor Sales Ban

Sales will begin in July

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – It’s official, come July, Minnesotans can begin buying liquor on Sundays. Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill on Tuesday repealing the decades-old ban. Minnesota liquor store can open their doors on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. beginning in July. His signature is the final chapter in years of efforts to repeal the Prohibition-era…

St. Louis County Emerald Ash Borer Update

Quarantine boundaries have been formalized in SE St. Louis County

  ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced today, it has formalized a quarantine for emerald ash borer (EAB) in southeastern St. Louis County. The EAB quarantine limits the movement of firewood and ash material out of the quarantined area of the county. This is to reduce the risk of further spreading the insect. The quarantined…

Messy Morning Commute for Drivers in Downtown Duluth

Over a Dozen Crashes were Reported, with Duluth Police Responding

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – It was a messy morning commute for drivers making their way through downtown Duluth Tuesday. Shortly after 8:00a.m., officials started receiving calls of vehicles sliding down Lake Avenue and other surrounding avenues in the area. Duluth Police…

911 and Phone Service Outage for Parts of Cook County

UPDATE 3:12 p.m. : Service has been restored across Cook County. COOK COUNTY, Minn. – Phone service, including 911, in the 388 (Gunflint Trail) and 475 (Grand Portage and Hovland) exchanges is currently unavailable at this time. CenturyLink is currently working to identify the problem and restore service. In the meantime, 911 calls in these areas will be rerouted by…

Bockfest Ushers in Spring at Fitger’s

Blessing of the Bock Taking Place Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – An annual event ushering Spring is getting underway this week.   The 23rd Annual Fitger’s Bockfest starts up Thursday. Throughout the three-day celebration there will be authentic German food, nightly music and local beer. Things get underway on Thursday, March 9 at 5:00 p.m. with the annual blessing of the bock. On Friday, March 10 the beer…

Local Musicians Perform at Glensheen this March

Northland Uncovered: Glensheen Unplugged

DULUTH, Minn. – Music will soon be filling the halls of Glensheen Mansion. Local musicians will be performing inside the historic estate for their Glensheen Unplugged concert series. Marketing Manager Jane Pederson tells FOX 21 museum officials have been working on this project for more than a year. The performances will be on the lower level of Glensheen from 7-9…

State Leaders Meet In Duluth About Immigration

Public Forum For On Travel Ban Impacting Immigration, Refugee's & Muslim Citizens

Duluth, Minn Minnesota leaders and immigration experts held a discussion tonight pertaining to the executive orders put in place by President Trumps Administration. The discussion was geared towards the possible negative impacts the travel bans have on immigrants, refugee’s and Muslim families in the Northland. Immigration experts were brought in not only to inform the public on how to deal…

Proctor Schools Parent Academy

School Opens Communication With Parents

Proctor, Minn Parents went back to school tonight in Proctor. The Proctor School District held a parent academy tonight discussing many topics parents are most concerned about. The academy is the first of its kind in Proctor. Topics like student athlete recruiting, curriculum and state testing among others were all topics the parents came up with and wanted more information…

Proctor Residents Voice Opinions About Police Chief Being Let Go

City Counsilors Haven't Released Details About 3-2 Decision to Part Ways with Chief Wobig

PROCTOR, Minn. – Last month, the Proctor City Council voted 3-2 to not extend the contract of police chief Walter Wobig. Tonight, dozens of Proctor residents came to the city council meeting to voice their concerns about that decision. Many in Proctor are not happy about their police chief of more than 14 years being let go. “What three fifths…

Brewery Coming to Downtown Grand Rapids

Rapids Brewing Company will include a restaurant, taproom, and live entertainment

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – A new brewery is expected to open up by the end of this year in Grand Rapids. Rapids Brewing Company recently got the green light to move forward with plans to build a brewery downtown, at the site of the old Rialto Theater on Pokegama Avenue North. The $3 million dollar project will keep most of…

U-Haul to Settle in Vacant Superior Kmart Space

The Development will Invest Six Million Dollars in the City of Superior, Adding 35 Jobs

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – After closing its doors nearly a year ago, the Superior Kmart building will soon have a new beginning. U-Haul is set to be moving into the location off Tower Avenue. The building has been on the market for over two years, and vacant for one. Florida based Kin Properties currently owns the property, but will soon finalize…

Two Of Five Charged in Duluth Man’s Murder

Three Remaining Suspects Will Be Charged Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn. – Two of five suspects in the murder of University of Minnesota Duluth student, William Grahek, have been charged for their roles in the killing. Tara Baker, 22, of Duluth, is charged with murder in the Second Degree, as well as first-degree Aggravated Robbery. This charged is up from the initial report, where she was to be charged…

Drugs Seized in Minnesota Reach Record Highs

State agencies pushing for education and community support

ST. PAUL, Minn. – From prescription pills to Methamphetamine, drugs are being seized at an alarming rate in Minnesota. Illicit drug use continuously threatens the safety and health of communities across the state as lives are lost and families destroyed by their use and abuse. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports that in 2016, Violent Crime Enforcement Teams…

Lake Avenue Ramp Closed Due to Flooding

DULUTH, Minn. – MnDOT has closed the southbound I-35 exit ramp to Lake Avenue and 5th Avenue West due to standing water on the freeway exit ramp, cased by plugged freeway drains. Southbound motorists traveling to downtown Duluth and Canal Park should take alternate routes. MnDOT maintenance crews are working to open the drains. Ramps will open as soon as…

Rescue Dogs Find New Calling in Sled Dog Racing

Jim's Team is a Sled Dog Team Made up Entirely of Rescue Dogs

BAYFIELD, Wis. – Ryzo, a husky, lived inside as a house pet before being adopted by Jim Lynch and Sally Hedges, and joining the couple’s Sled Dog team, made up entirely of rescue or unwanted dogs. “He came from a gal who had a medical issue in Ashland, who wanted to give him away and also give him a job,” explained…

Duluth Violinist Striking a Chord with Fans, Critics Alike

DULUTH, Minn. (KMSP) – Gaelynn Lea is a violinist whose music and performances can defy description, and after a year of touring practically nonstop, she’s achieving critical and commercial success. Born and raised in Duluth, Lea has been performing music for more than a decade, but her musical breakthrough came a year ago, when she won National Public Radio’s Tiny…

Savory Meals for a Good Deal

Eat Downtown: Duluth Restaurant Week

DULUTH, Minn. – This week Northlanders can experience a delicious dish at many restaurants in the city. Eat Downtown: Duluth Restaurant Week is running Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10. Participating restaurants are offering $10 lunch and $25 dinner deals. For a full list of restaurants participating, and to view the menus, head to the Greater Downtown Council website….

Women’s Expo Returns to DECC

Coffee Conversation: Duluth Women's Expo

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Women’s Expo is back in Duluth. The annual event will be taking place Saturday, March 11 at the DECC. This year there will be more than 100 exhibitors. Women Rock, a fundraising organization benefiting breast cancer, will also have a presence at the event this year. Doors will be open for the expo from 9…

High School Girls Get Free Prom Dresses

33 Dresses Have Been Chosen Already

DULUTH, Minn.- High school girls had the chance to pick out a perfect dress for free Sunday at the 2nd Annual Prom Dress Giveaway. Girls chose their favorite dress from 170 formal dresses, donated from community members over the past year. The event is put on by If the Dress Fits, a local non-profit that helps high school girls get…

Frosted Fatty Weekend Wraps Up At Spirit Mountain

Around 100 Racers Competed in Fat Tire Bike Races

DULUTH, Minn.- The Frosted Fatty Weekend wrapped up after 2 days of Fat Tire Biking fun at Spirit Mountain. Fat tire bike lovers from throughout the country visited Duluth for two days of races, bike demos, and a silent auction. It’s the 2nd annual event, and this year, a cross country race, and a head to head race between skiers,…

Duluth Feminists Create Wikipedia Pages for Female Artists

Duluth Feminists Believe Women Artists Are Underrepresented

DULUTH, Minn.- Artists and Feminists edited and created Wikipedia pages Sunday to improve the coverage of women and people of color in arts — while fighting what they call a gender gap on  Wikipedia. It’s all for Wiki Edit-A-Thon, an event held at the Duluth Art Institute. It’s all for Wiki Edit-A-Thon, an event held at the Duluth Art Institute….

Children Meet Real Super Heroes at Superhero Family Day

Police Officers Engaged With Children at the Event at the Depot

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Police foundation and the depot hosted Superhero Family Day, Saturday where Children, some dressed up as their favorite heroes took part in activities like face painting, coloring, and meeting with police officers. They also had the chance to pet horses from the mounted horse patrol, and tour the inside of the Duluth police department mobile command…

Runners Gather for ‘Gearing Up for Grandma’s’

Professionals Give Tips to Marathon Runners

DULUTH, Minn. – With Grandma’s Marathon just a few months away, marathoners are training for the big race Essentia Health and Grandma’s Marathon hosted the annual Gearing Up for Grandma’s Pre-Race Seminar today, to help people prepare for the race.  Medical professionals, dietitians and even an Olympian spoke at the seminar, giving tips and advice to all people planning to…