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Tailyn Bennett On Target

Superior's Straight Shooter Takes Aim at National Competition

SUPERIOR, Wis- Competitive archery is a sport the requires patience and precision, with an outcome determined by just a few inches. However, it’s exactly this unique and meticulous approach that drives Tailyn Bennett. Superior High School Senior Tailyn Bennett remembers, “When I was little I had a little bow, and I thought it was really interesting, I used to shoot…

People March to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

DULUTH, Minn.- Hundreds of demonstrators were in Leif Erickson park Saturday, sounding the alarm of climate change. The event started with a rally. Many speakers addressed the issue of climate change and how human activity is hurting the planet. After the short rally, demonstrators marched from Leif Erickson Park to Lake Place Park. “We need to take action. We need…

Elementary School Kids Join Mass Choir

CLOQUET, Minn.- Around 90 students from 7 different schools put on a musical performance for the annual Celebration of Young Musicians festival. Each school worked individually with the students to prepare them for the concert, where the kids sang together in a mass choir. “This gives our students an opportunity to do something different, than the ordinary classroom stuff,” said…

Kids Get Active at Healthy Kids Day

YMCA Celebrates the Day to Keep Kids Active

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids got active Saturday at the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day in Duluth. Children and their families enjoyed time playing in bouncy houses, swimming, making crafts and rock climbing. Organizers say it’s a way to encourage kids to get active and live a healthy lifestyle. “We want to keep kids away from screens a little bit more. They spend…

Storm Cleanup Continues In Biwabik

A Severe Thunderstorm Tore Through The Cemetery Last August

Biwabik, Minn. – People in Biwabik came together again today as residents continue to clean up after a thunderstorm last summer destroyed the town’s cemetery. Even trees that were over 100 years old didn’t stand a chance when a thunderstorm rolled through Biwabik, MN last August packing winds of over 100 mph. Residents say it’s going to take 1 –2 more…

Friends of Animals gets set to move into new location

Friends of Animals Humane Society gets ready to move

CLOQUET, Minn. – Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet moves in to a new location this weekend. Officials say Friends of Animals outgrew their old building and needed a bigger, updated shelter. Crews are finishing up work on the 12,000 square foot complex close to downtown Cloquet. And it’s only a matter of time before doors open. “We’re moving this…

Vikre and Whole Foods Come Together for Cocktail

Cocktail Features Carrots and Gin

DULUTH, Minn.-Whole Foods Co-op and Vikre Distillery are teaming up to bring the Northland a veggie-filled cocktail. It’s their way of sending off Duluthians on a gin-filled note to end Earth Week. They call it a “Beta-Carrotini” which features carrots, ginger, and of course gin. Proceeds from the sale of the drink will go to the Junior League to help support…

Lakewood School Students Learn About the Environment

It Was a Day Full of Hands On Activities

DULUTH, Minn.- Students at Lakewood Elementary School met with science and outdoor professionals for a full day filled with hands on activities It was all part of The school’s Environmental Day. Professionals from organizations like Hawk Ridge or the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources taught the students about birding, using a compass, and how beavers can affect an ecosystem. The…

St. Louis County Deputy Sheriffs Sworn in During Ceremony in Duluth

7 Deputies Were Sworn In During the Ceremony

DULUTH, Minn.- Deputy Sheriffs and Correction officers in St. Louis County were officially sworn in Friday, during a ceremony Held at the Public Safety Building in Duluth. The ceremony was held to recognize new hires who had joined the Sheriff’s office since January of 2016, recent promotions, and those who had demonstrated outstanding service. “I think it’s just important for…

Natural Surface Duluth Trails Closed; Superior Trails Open But Some Are Under Construction

The Construction Will Be Completed This Summer

SUPERIOR, Wis.- After all the rain and snow the Northland has gotten in the last couple of days, Natural surface trails in Duluth are closed. Most of the trails across the bridge in Superior are still open, but some of the trails, like the Osaugie trail along the superior bay, is under construction. Linda Cadotte, the Parks and recreation director…

Grand Marais Voted Best Midwestern Small Town

Two Minnesota towns make the top 3

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – For the past four weeks, readers of USA Today, have been voting daily for their favorite Midwestern Small Towns. The votes were tallied and announced today, and Minnesota’s own Grand Marais came in at number one! A panel of experts partnered with USA Today’s 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees and the top 10…

The Duluth Playhouse Presents Tony Award-Winning Musical

La Cage Aux Folles

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Playhouse is now presenting a musical that has won six Tony Awards. La Cage Aux Folles is on the main stage April 28-30 and May 3-7. Show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday Matinees (2:00 p.m.) on April 29 and May 6. The plot follows two men who learn their son is…

Local Doctor Promotes Well-being through Physical Therapy

Active Adventures: In Motion Therapy

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring is upon us and Summer is a few months away, so many Northlanders will be getting off the couch to get outdoors. However, some previous surgeries or injuries may slow down one’s movement while outside. Annita Winkels, DPT, is the founder of In Motion Therapy. She says In Motion Therapy’s mission is “to restore physical well-being…

Josh Craven Has Muscular Dystrophy And Needs Help For New Wheelchair

Wants All Terrain Action Track To Spend More Time With Kids

Duluth, Minn. We have an exciting update on a story we brought you back in early March about a father’s wish to spend more time with his family. 25 year old Cloquet father, Josh Craven has muscular dystrophy and he’s hoping to spend more time with his two young kids as they grow up. But with his current chair he’s…

Miller Hill Mall Raises Money For Susan G. Komen Foundation

Bowling Tournament To Raise Funds

Tonight the staff at Miller Hill Mall was doing more than just shopping. They we’re having fun at skyline lanes during their first ever “bowling for a cause” fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation. Simon Properties, who owns 180 properties across the U.S. is challenging each of his locations to raise money for breast cancer research. “We’ve made…

Original Sample Of Penicillin On Display At UMD

U of M Medical School Hosted Event

Duluth, Minn. — Those interested in seeing an original sample of penicillin had the chance to at Karpeles Manuscript Museum at UMD Thursday. Penicillin, which is known as a bacteria defeating fungus, is one of only five samples known to exist. The U of M Medical School, Duluth campus hosted an event that also included historical medical manuscripts and artifacts…

Lyft Officially Launches Rideshare Service in Duluth

Morgan Nygaard was the first Lyft driver out on the streets picking up riders

DULUTH, Minn. – Ride share services have officially launched in the city of Duluth. Lyft activated its app to drivers Thursday evening, allowing people to start requesting rides. Around 5 p.m. this evening, Morgan Nygaard became the first  Lyft driver. Nygaard picked up our FOX 21 crew on London Road in his Volkswaggen Passat. The Duluth native says he signed…

Lake Superior College Awards $40,000 in Scholarships to Students

Scholarships were awarded to 50 students during a ceremony Thursday afternoon

DULUTH, Minn. – It was an exciting day for a group of students over at Lake Superior College. More than $40,000 in scholarships were awarded to 50 students during a ceremony Thursday afternoon. Each year, LSC gives students the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships to help make paying for college a little easier. Tim Donaldson received the…

Uber Has Filed Paperwork to Operate in Duluth

Uber Still Waiting on Approval from City

DULUTH, Minn.-Yesterday we reported Lyft has already filled out the proper paperwork to operate in Duluth, which means they should be up and running by this weekend. Today we are told by Uber, that they have also now filled out the proper paperwork, but don’t have a set date for when they will launch. Uber said they are still waiting…

Lake Superior Zoo Celebrates Crow and Raven Day

The Event Was Held to Raise Awareness of an Endangered Crow

DULUTH, Min.- The Lake Superior Zoo Celebrated Crow and Raven Day today The Hawaiian crow is one species in the crow and raven family that is critically endangered. The Lake Superior zoo held their event to help educate zoo goers about the birds, and what people and conservationists are doing to try and save them. “What I’m mainly doing is…

New AmeriCorps Program Needs Volunteers

Big Water Resilience Corps Seeks Eight People to Fill Positions

DULUTH, Minn. – True North AmeriCorps and Ecolibrium3 are launching a brand new program in Duluth this summer, and they’re looking for volunteers. Eight volunteers will make up the Big Water Reslience Corps.  These eight volunteers will work with five organizations on anti-poverty programs while also helping those most vulnerable become more reslient in case of disasters, energy poverty or…

“Mugs and Hugs” to Keep Kids Safe

Local Radio Station, Masons Team Up to Aid Missing Children Investigations

DULUTH, Minn. – When a child goes missing every second counts which is why a local radio station and the Minnesota Masons team up to bring the Masons’ Minnesota KidsID program to the Northland. These “Mugs and Hugs” events offer parents a chance to protect their children by collecting pictures, fingerprints, and DNA.  That information is put on a DVD…

Rummage Sale Supports Epilepsy Foundation

Sale Proceeds Support Team Totals

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring is here and soon rummage sales will be popping up across the Northland. One in Duluth this weekend will be giving back to a good cause. It’s the Annual Rummage and Bake Sale for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. Money raised through the sale will go to teams walking in the 2017 Rise Above Seizures Walk….

CSS Football Team Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Saints Helping Saints will be Happening Saturday, April 29 at CSS Tower Hall in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, April 29 at The College of St. Scholastica, students on the football team will be raising money to help fight childhood cancer. Put on by the CSS football team in coordination with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Saints will be shaving their heads with the hope of finding a cure for children diagnosed with cancer. They…

Surrender Unwanted Fish, Plants in the Northland

Minnesota Sea Grant is Partnering with Local Businesses to Find New Homes for Unwanted Aquatic Species, Plants

DULUTH, Minn. – Invasive species have become a big issue in Northland waters over the past few years. Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Sea Grant Organization helped provide a safe solution to the problem. Northlanders had two hours to take their unwanted fish and aquatic plants to the UMD Kirby Center. The event is designed to give people the chance to…

Duluth Organizations to Extend Outdoor Opportunities to Kids

Community Leaders Focused on Getting More Children Outside

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth has gotten plenty of recognition in recent years for being one of America’s best outdoor cities. Many in the community want to make sure children get the most out of Duluth’s outdoor opportunities. Duluth is making big investments into parks and outdoor spaces. Many organizations want to make sure those outdoor benefits extend to everyone in…

Duluth Air Show Adding a 4-K Race

Race will take place Saturday, June 3rd at Sky Harbor Airport

DULUTH, Minn. – A new event is being added to the Duluth Air Show this summer. For the first time ever, a 4K race will be held at Sky Harbor Airport on Park Point along both the bay and lake shore. Air Show organizers hope the race brings in a new group of fans to the event and helps kick…

Duluth Workforce Center Looking to Display Local Art

The employment resource center plans to feature about 10 different pieces from artists in the community

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Workforce Center is looking for local artists to help spruce up its blank, white walls. The employment resource center downtown plans to feature about 10 different pieces from artists in the community. Right now, they’re looking for submissions of different types, including canvas, photography, and drawings that will fill the walls of its resource room….

Knutson Custom Construction Has New Home

Team Built The Facility Themselves To Show Their Style

Knutson  Custom Construction will now operate out of a state of the art facility they constructed themselves. To show off their new building the construction company held an open house for the public to come check out their distinct style. The building was designed and built by the Knutson team which reflects the craftsmanship and style that the company has…

Rideshare Services Expected to Hit Duluth Streets By This Weekend

So far Lyft is the only company to file the needed paperwork to operate in the city

DULUTH, Minn. – Rideshare services will officially be allowed to operate within the city of Duluth beginning Thursday. Uber and Lyft have already started hiring drivers and putting vehicles through required inspections. Neither company has announced an official launch date, but Duluth city councilor Noah Hobbs tells us Lyft has filed all the needed paperwork to operate in the city,…

Florists Suggest Waiting for Warmer Weather to Plant Annuals

The Engwall Garden Center will open back up for the season next Monday

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Weather like what most in the Northland saw on Wednesday probably doesn’t have many people thinking about gardening. However, over at Engwalls in Hermantown, they are gearing up for planting season. Florists say trees, shrubs and perennials are safe to get in the ground right now, but encourage people to hold off on planting any of those…

Residents; Mother Nature Needs To Make Up Her Mind

Late April Storm Has Some Wanted Warmer Weather Back

Superior, Wis. As we all know with weather this time of the year can be tricky. Needless to say the tease that we had this past Saturday with those beautiful temps all across the area. People want Mother Nature to pick one season and stick with it. “Ready for spring, it’s time to get the cabin open and go fishing…

Hoops Brewing Construction Progressing

New Brewery Should be Open by Early June

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction continues on the city’s newest brewery. Workers are busy getting Hoops Brewing ready for business. According to owner/manager Dave Hoops, the brewery should open in June and will turn out about 80 different beers each year. Hoops says he’s most impressed by support from the community. “My partners in this project have been incredible,” said Hoops. …

Aldi to Open in the Fall in Duluth

Job Seekers Encouraged to Keep Checking Website

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Aldi’s location is set to open in the fall. A spokesperson for the discount grocer told us today, they don’t have a specific date yet for a grand opening, but will be releasing more details in the coming months. There are also no hiring dates yet, but Aldi representatives are encouraging job seekers to keep checking…

UW-Superior Presents “Crimes of the Heart”

SUPERIOR, Wis. – UW-Superior is now presenting a story of three sisters reuniting and dealing with past decisions. The play is called “Crimes of the Heart.” Ellen Badger, who plays Babe Botrelle, visited FOX 21 to chat about the play. She says the show brings comedy to serious circumstances. Performances are April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30…

Thinking Turtle Safety this Spring

Experts say Turtles will Start Moving, Crossing Roadways Early May, Beginning of June

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s getting to be the time of year when certain animals in the Northland wake up and make their way into the world once again. However, it isn’t always without risk. Wildlife experts are reminding drivers to be on the lookout for turtles. “If the shell is broken and blood is coming out, you can see flesh…

Great Outdoors: Smelt Fry

Smelt Are Running and Northlanders are Getting Their Seasonal Fix

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s that time of year. Smelt are running through the waters of the Northland. In this week’s Great Outdoors, we explore the smelting tradition and how much people love to eat these small, silver fish. “I love smelt and haven’t had any for a long time.” The smelt are running and Northlanders are casting their nets to…

Psychology Conference a Chance for Students to Present Research

15th Annual Twin Ports Undergraduate Psychology Conference Held at CSS

DULUTH, Minn. – A psychology conference at the College of St. Scholastica gave students a chance to share their research from the past year. UMD, UWS, and CSS students attended the 15th annual conference that included keynote presentations by psychology professionals and a poster session where students could discuss their work with each other. “I think it’s just great to…

Concerned Residents Focus on Ending Poverty in Two Harbors

A group in the community started the program Beacons of Hope with a goal of tackling some key issues they believe haveled to increased poverty

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – There’s a growing poverty concern in the small tourist city of Two Harbors and the community is not sitting back on the issue. Residents are taking a proactive approach at putting an end to poverty within the city. A group in the community started the program Beacons of Hope with a goal of tackling some key…

Mayor Larson Recognizes Local Volunteers

Event was Part of Day for Recognition for National Service

DULUTH, Minn. – Mayor Emily Larson honored local volunteers Tuesday as part of the Day for Recognition for National Service. All of the represented groups were associated with the Corporation for National Service.  In Duluth, that means organizations like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. The Mayor also visited a couple service sites to see volunteers in action and came away with…

Seniors Learn Healthy Tips at Fair

Fair Provided Residents with Easy Access to Health Information

DULUTH, Minn. – Local health providers and students from the College of St. Scholastica teamed up to help seniors stay healthy. The Benedictine Living Community held its 2nd annual Senior Health Fair Tuesday.  In addition to exhibits from local businesses, CSS Exercise Physiology students were on hand for health checks creating a one–stop shop for residents’ health needs. “It’s hard…

Researchers Learn About Cross Laminated Timber

New Technique Allows Buildings to be Constructed Using Wood

DULUTH, Minn – Officials at the University of Minnesota’s Natural Resource Research Institute got a look at new construction techniques using wood. The seminar, put on by WoodWorks, examined how using Cross Laminated Timber helps both forest management and reducing carbon footprints. With CLT, buildings as many as eight stories high can be built using only wood.  Even wood once…

Superior Water, Light and Power Begins Installation of Advanced Meters

Project will enhance customer service and experience

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Water, Light, and Power’s (SWL&P) plan to replace analog meters with advanced digital meters moves forward this month. Installation of these meters began around mid-April in the Billings Park area of Superior. The work is part of a five-year plan to deploy Advanced Metering Infrastructure, which is a reliable and proven technology that is being used…

Stamping Out Hunger in the Northland

Tips for Annual Food Donation Campaign

DULUTH, Minn. – In May letter carriers will be delivering more than the mail. They’ll also be picking up and delivering food donations. The Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive is taking place Saturday, May 13. Those interested in donating should place their donation goods next to their mailbox by 9 a.m. that day for pick up. Scott Van Daele, Director of Distributive…

Historic Duluth Estate to Host Annual Gala

2017 Glensheen Gala Focuses on French Culture

DULUTH, Minn. – Soon, Glensheen Mansion will be opening the doors to guests for an evening full of class and celebration. The Annual Glensheen Gala is Saturday, May 13 from 7-10 p.m. This year, the event follows a French theme with appropriate food and drink selections. Glensheen will be opening rarely-seen spaces as well as some not available to the…