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World Water Day

Tours At The Water Treatment Plant

Superior, Wis Today was world water day. 150 miles of sewer, drains 4 million gallons of water directly to the superior water treatment plant daily. The public was allowed on site for tours to find out exactly what happens after you flush water down your toilet. Every gallon that moves through the plant goes throw a vigorous process to make…

New Real Estate Coming To The Water

Condos To Be Built Next To Pier B

Duluth, Minn New lake front property will soon be available for an experience like none other in Duluth. The Duluth City Council voted unanimously to allow Hoff & Giuliani to begin development of lot D, prime real estate next to Pier B Resort. Pier B being the last major development the group put together. Their newest project will be right…

Middle School Career Day

Greenway Seventh and Eighth Graders Learn About Many Careers and Education Options

COLERAINE, Minn. – A middle school career fair happened today at Greenway High School. Fox 21 sent staff members to talk with the kids about careers in broadcast journalism and meteorology. The Greenway seventh and eighth Graders had many questions and a lot of interest in a variety of careers. “We’re basically interviewing people for jobs in the future,” says seventh grader Bodie…

Fuse Duluth Celebrates 12th Anniversary of Connecting Young Professionals

Since they started back in 2005, attendance at events has more than doubled

DULUTH, Minn. – Fuse Duluth is celebrating 12 years of connecting young professionals. The group gathered Wednesday night at Clyde Iron Works to network and celebrate with samples from local businesses. Fuse was started by the Duluth Chamber of Commerce to attract and retain young talent to the area. Since they started back in 2005, attendance at events has more…

County Seat Theater Company Recognized at State Festival

County Seat Theater Company Started 30 Years Ago at Carlton High School

CLOQUET, Minn. – As we head into spring, what better way to fight off the puddles and mud than with a trip to the theatre! Exciting things are happening at the County Seat Theater Company in Cloquet. Recently, the team of talented actors and actresses brought home recognition, placing third in a state festival. The award, presented by the Minnesota Association…

Grandma’s Marathon Announces Musical Acts

Will Feature 90s Bands

DULUTH, Minn.-Grandma’s Marathon announced today that three huge 90s bands will play “Rock the Big Top” party June 16th in Canal Park. Everclear, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball will be playing some of their biggest hits, to kick off Grandma’s Marathon Weekend. “Whether you’re volunteering or running or just coming down to spectate…it is a community event and the music aspect…

Wastewater Treatment is Focus of World Water Day

Superior Wastewater Treatment Plant Gives Tours for Education

SUPERIOR, Wis. – World Water Day is celebrated annually on March 22 with a different theme each year. In 2017, the focus is on wastewater treatment. The City of Superior’s wastewater treatment plant is hosting tours and an open house today in honor of the holiday. Tours take about 45 minutes and include both indoor and outdoor sites. The Open…

Animal Allies Educating Northland Youth

For Over 25 Years, Animal Allies Has Been Making Way Into Northland Classrooms

DULUTH, Minn. – Some say seeing is believing. Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking to educate Northland youth by making way into classrooms, to teach hands-on. Twenty-five years later, these visits still have a lasting effect on local students. “I had twelve dollars and the ropes we bought, I think were .95 cents,” said Isabella, 2nd grade student…

Aquatic Invasive Species Course

Stopping A Problem With The Public's Help

Duluth, Minn Invasive species have caught the attention of the St. Louis River Alliance and there doing what they can to take on the issue before it gets worse. Ordinary citizens are taking a course on how to identify invasive species and their possible impacts on the waters in the Twin Ports. They’ll also learn how to record data and…

Superior To Invest In Local Attractions

Wisconsin Point And Nemadji To Be Renovated

Superior, Wis Tonight the City of Superior is looking to make a splash in the tourism industry by revamping two of its most treasured pieces of land. Wisconsin Point will finally see the benefits of thousands of dollars giving visitors and citizens a destination to look forward too for years to come. Broken down by mankind and the elements of…

Seminar Held to Help Duluthians Understand Utility Bills

Citizens Utility Board Also Offered Individual Appointments to Teach Consumers How to Lower Utility Use

DULUTH, Minn. – For anyone having a hard understanding their utility bill, the Citizens Utility Board was in Duluth today to help. The statewide organization held seminars at the Coppertop Church and had one-on-one consultations with Duluthians to teach them how to interpret their utility bills and what they can do to lower their utility use. “We really try to…

Gordy’s Hosts Charity Fundraiser Before Opening

Restaurant Offers Special Meal to Customers Who Bid the Highest on Local Charities

CLOQUET, Minn. – Gordy’s Hi-Hat in Cloquet opens for the season tomorrrow. The restaurant hosted a fundraiser tonight, allowing the highest bidders to enjoy a private party at the famous diner, all while giving to charity. The night before they open for their 47th season, the grills were frying up burgers, fries, and onion rings at Gordy’s. But only the customers…

Lake Superior College Students Awarded Toolboxes

Industry Partners Sponsor the Grant to Ensure Students Graduate From In Demand Programs

DULUTH, Minn. – Three Lake Superior College students were awarded a toolbox today that they can use to complete their machine tool program and work professionally in the field. The Machine Tech Toolbox Grant is provided by the LSC industry partners as a way to ensure skilled students graduate from in-demand programs. The students have until the toolboxes on loan…

Federal Budget Cuts Could Impact Foster Grandparent Program

Students Wrote Letters to Senator Al Franken, Asking to Save the Foster Grandparent Program

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Duluth second graders put to use their daily writing lesson, lobbying to keep a classroom helper on hand Tuesday. It all started with the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Each new President brings a new wish-list of ideas to the table when it comes to budget cuts. Nearly 200 senior citizens in the Twin…

Local Leaders United Against Trump Budget

Duluth Mayor Says Budget has Serious Implications for City

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth and St. Louis County officials voiced concerns over the proposed federal budget at a unique press conference Tuesday morning at City Hall. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson was joined by nearly 40 representatives from various state, county and city organizations. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget calls for massive cuts to nearly every federal department.  Mayor Larson is…

Tri-Towers Residents Voice Concerns

Tenants Held a Meeting with Police Representative to Discuss Issues

DULUTH, Minn. – Some residents At Downtown Duluth’s Tri–Towers Apartments are scared Because of recent trouble in and around the complex.  However, Duluth police say some incidents are exaggerated. Those were the messages at a meeting between some concerned Tri–Towers tenants and Housing and Redevelopment Authority Community Officer Steve Ring Tuesday. The meeting was inspired by a weekend incident Where…

Duluth Police Introduce Internet Purchase Exchange Locations

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department has announced it will be installing Internet Purchase Exchange Location signs. These locations are designed to promote a safe location for those purchasing items from others online. Whether it’s Craigslist or a Facebook group, these locations will make it easy for the buyer and seller to meet up without the fear of being…

Online Campaign Supports St. Scholastica Students

Annual Give to CSS Day is Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – This week the College of St. Scholastica is hoping for your support during their Annual Day of Giving Campaign. The 24-hour online campaign is Thursday, March 23. The money raised is used to strengthen current programs and enable new opportunities for the student population. It also supports everything from classroom equipment to financial aid, to keeping the…

Group Seeks New Purpose for Old Jail

Northland Uncovered: Old St. Louis County Jail

DULUTH, Minn. – The historic Zenith city has several landmarks within its borders. Some of these historic staples are quickly losing their shine. That’s why the Duluth Preservation alliance has made a list of 10 endangered properties in town. The old St. Louis County Jail is one of them. It was built in 1924 to complement the Civic Center. The…

Lakewalk Bustling for First Day of Spring

With temperatures near 50 degrees in Duluth, people flocked to Lake Superior to enjoy the start of a new season

DULUTH, Minn. – It may still look and feel a bit like winter around the Northland with some snow scattered about, but Monday marked the first official day of spring. Many people were out enjoying the warm weather, including Barb and Jim Lundborg, who were visiting from the St. Paul area. “There’s energy in spring,” said Barb. “It’s kind of…

Local Arts 2017 Schedules Unveiled

DULUTH, Minn. – The art scene in the Twin Ports has grown quickly, creating its own brand. Due to the major support system from the community, it allows for new never-before-seen productions to make their way to northeastern Minnesota. Monday evening, three major productions including the Duluth-Superior Symphony, Minnesota Ballet, and Lyrics of the North, came together at the Zeitgeist…

Local Leader Wins Well Deserved Award

Phil Norrgard Wins Award for Work During His Time With the Fond du Lac Band

DULUTH, Minn.- A local leader wins a prestigious award at UMD. An award ceremony was held for Phil Norrgard who received the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award for the work he has done as the Human Services Director for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The Outstanding Achievement Award is given to people who have demonstrated outstanding…

Belknap Construction Project is Beginning in Superior

Some Roads Will Be Closed

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Construction to improve Belknap Street in Superior is beginning as soon as the weather is warm enough. People involved with the project say the current street is reaching the end of its useful life, and costing too much to maintain. The two year project on Belknap Street will replace around 1.4 miles of concrete roadway, upgrade the storm…

It’s Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen

It's Dairy Queen's Way of Celebrating Spring

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s the first day of spring, and Dairy Queens across the Northland and Nation, is celebrating with free Ice Cream Cones Ice Cream Cones are free today at participating Dairy Queens. The Cones are limited to one per person, and each person getting a free cone needs to be there in person, but no purchase is required. “The…

Construction Begins on Slip Bridge

Will Also Get New Paint in Fall

DULUTH, Minn.-Construction began on the Duluth Slip Bridge today. The bridge has had major issues over the years, causing it to constantly close. The new system they are installing, will be much more reliable than it is now, according to city officials. The project is expected to be completed by the first week of June. It will also get new…

Wellness Advocate Promotes Essential Oils

Coffee Conversation: Doterra Essential Oils

DULUTH, Minn. – For thousands of years, people have healed with nature’s touch. Essential oils are used around the world and found in the seeds, bark, stems roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They have been used historically for food preparation, beauty treatment, and healthcare practices. This morning, doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Linda Carrillo, explained how essential oils have changed…

Group Hopes to Spread Meaning of Wellness

Northland Community Wellness Day

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend Northlanders are promoting wellness in the region and at home for the whole family for the Northland Community Wellness Day. This is a free community event highlighting local wellness resources and services through interactive exhibits, workshops, and family-friendly activities. There will be more than 80 wellness-related exhibits in Romano Gym at the University of Minnesota –…

Zack Filipovich Vying for Duluth City Council Re-Election

Filipovich Was the Youngest Council President in Duluth History

DULUTH, Minn.- City Councilor Zack Filipovich announced he is running for reelection to the Duluth City Council at Large. At the age of 25, Filipovich was the youngest council president in Duluth History. If re-elected, Filipovich plans to continue to focus on public safety, infrastructure, environmental issues, and economic equity in Duluth. “After being on the council now for over…

Northland College Working to Serve 80% Local Food

The First Phase to be Completed This Spring

ASHLAND, Wis.- Around 50 percent of Northland College in Ashland’s food supply is sourced locally. But Northland College is working to have even more local food available, and plans to have its cafeteria serve 80 percent local food by 2020. The college launched what they call the Food Systems Center to help reach that goal. “We have a lot of very…

Nikki’s Notebook: Northland College Pledges Sanctuary

The School Pledges to be a Sanctuary School for Immigrant Students.

ASHLAND, Wis.- Northland College in Ashland pledged to be a Sanctuary school for Immigrant students. College President Michael Miller says Northland college has a history of commitment to social justice and diversity.  The college promises students that the school will not voluntarily share student information with immigration enforcement officials, unless it is legally required. “The policies primarily focus on us…

Children Get a Taste of Being an Engineer for 1 Day

The Event was Put on by UMD Students.

DULUTH, Minn.- Around 40 3rd, 4th and 5th graders had a small taste of what it’s like to be an engineer. The Society of Women Engineers at UMD hosted the Spring into Engineering event, where children tried out hands on activities, that put their problem solving skills to the test.  The goal behind the event is to “If we can…

Registrations Opened for Family Freedom School

It's a Program That Started in the Civil Rights Movement Era

DULUTH, Minn.- The Family Freedom center opened up registrations for the Family Freedom school, a 12 week program designed to engage and empower black families and community members. The program addresses internalized racism, economic isolation, and structural racism that can affect black families. The program also helps educate people on the civil rights movement, cultural values, and youth development.   A…

Saint Fennessy 4K Run A Success

600 Runners Including Children Participated

DULUTH, Minn. – No walk up registrations welcome at this year’s St. Fennessy 4k fun run as it sold out for the first time ever. 600 racers laced them up early this morning for the first leg of the 3 race KP challenge. The challenge is for runners to commit to 3 races including the Fennessy, the Fitgers 5k and…

Take Action Duluth Wants Paid Sick Leave

Could Sick Leave Become A Reality

DULUTH, Minn. – How would you like to earn paid sick leave from work no matter your yearly earning’s? Take action Minnesota met in 6 locations state wide today to join resistance efforts and take action on pressing issues including paid sick leave. According to recent surveys, employees not earning paid sick leave makes those on low income based salaries…

Figure Skaters Show Off Talents

Big Crowd At Lake View Ice Arena

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of skaters of all skill levels put on a performance for friends and family today at Lake View Arena. Celebrating 90 years the show was also a reunion from performers dating back 30 years. Skaters were of all ages male and female and some of the performances included parents skating with their children. One skater says…

St. Urho’s Day Celebration Returning to Finland, MN

Town Will Honor the Fictional Saint for the 42nd Straight Year

FINLAND, Minn. – Finns across the Northland and beyond observed St. Urho’s Day yesterday. St. Urho’s celebrates the man who chased the grasshoppers out of Finland. Finland, Minnesota holds an annual festival celebrating the fictional saint. The event returns this weekend for its 42nd straight year. This year’s celebration features a musical theme called Urho–Palooza, including a parade, talent show,…

Veteran Celebrates 102nd Birthday

Rogenald Keller Showed Family and Friends Why He's Going Strong at 102

SILVER BAY, Minn. – One hundred years is a milestone most of us will never reach. Rogenald Keller celebrated his centennial two years ago and today showed why he’s still going strong at 102. There was quite the celebration at the Silver Bay veteran’s home Friday, and the party wasn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day. “Dad’s 102nd birthday and the…

Cloquet Police Chief Placed on Leave

City Council Voted to Put Steve Stracek on Leave at Thursday's Meeting

CLOQUET, Minn. – There was controversy Thursday, as Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek was placed on paid administrative leave at the city council meeting. That was confirmed to FOX 21 by one city councilor who asked not to be identified.  However, the councilor couldn’t confirm Why Stracek was placed on leave, as the matter is being investigated. At Thursday’s meeting,…

4th Saint Fennessy 4K Kicks Off Saturday

The Race Starts at Hermantown High School

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Runners are preparing for The 4th Saint Fennessy 4k that kicks off Friday. The race is named after a former employee of Grandma’s marathon that passed away, and has been increasing in popularity each year. This year, the race registration has reached its maximum capacity of 600 people. The Race starts at Hermantown High School and Ends at…

Mentor Duluth Celebrates Match of the Year

Awards Were Given at a Luncheon Held in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- Mentor Duluth celebrated the Mentor Mentee match of the year at the Making a Difference Luncheon at Holiday Inn in Duluth today. Past and present mentors, local leaders, and others involved with Mentor Duluth honored Mentor Duluth’s 20th birthday at the Luncheon, where they also recognized the Match of the year. Every year, Mentor Duluth honors a mentor…

Shipping Season Around the Corner

Shipping Season Starts Again March 25th

DULUTH, Minn.- Shipping season is starting back up next week, and Duluth could be seeing ships coming in, as soon as Next Sunday. The St. Lawrence Seaway and the Welland canal which connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie are opening on Monday, and the locks at Sault Ste Marie are opening on Saturday.  This means the twin ports maybe seeing…

Local Leaders Hold Round Table to Discuss Healthcare

DULUTH, Minn.- Local leaders discussed healthcare at the MNsure round table event at Generations Health Care Initiatives in Duluth, Friday. Leaders like MNsure CEO Allison O’Toole, and area representative Jennifer Schultz attended an in-depth discussion on the current state of MNsure and the affordable care act, and what the future of Minnesota healthcare may look like, with legislative changes. One…

Updegrove Announces At-Large City Council Run

DULUTH, Minn. – Rich Updegrove, a high school social studies teacher, announced his candidacy Thursday evening for Duluth City Councilor, At-Large. Updegrove is a co-facilitator of Our Revolution – Duluth, a grassroots political organization that arose out of Bernie Sanders’ campaign. He was recently elected to leader positions on several legislature committees. He is also active in the Duluth Federation…

Duluthians Say ‘No More’ to Mother Nature

Shorts Against Winter Happens Annually the Friday Before the First Day of Spring

DULUTH, Minn. – A hardy group of Duluthians were sending a strong message to Mother Nature Friday morning. The 5th Annual Shorts Against Winter event is a chance for Northlanders to wear shorts to work before the official start of spring on Monday, March 20. Shorts Against Winter started by Swim Creative Advertising Firm employee Kevin Cain, and has since…