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Chum Food Shelf Program In Need Of Drivers

DULUTH, Minn. — If you need food, just head to the grocery store. For some people it is not that easy. Chum’s food shelf is looking for volunteer drivers to make deliveries every other Thursday between 9.30 am and 12. “The people who get the deliveries are people with disabilities, seniors, families who don’t have transportation, and it’s also designed…

Question To Duluth City Councilors: Are You Running For Mayor?

DULUTH, Minn. – As a third candidate says he’s running for Duluth’s next mayor, FOX 21 is confirming if anyone on the Duluth city council – current and former – is up for the challenge. Over the past week, we’ve heard back from all but one city councilor on whether they are running or thinking of running for mayor this…

Simply Ballroom Hosts Art Showing

DULUTH, Minn.– Simply Ballroom in Lincoln Park hosted their first art showing of the year. Since the opening of the dance studio in October, every month they welcome artists from across the Northland to display their art. This month featured artists are from Duluth’s TBI Residential and Community Services, created by people suffering from traumatic brain injuries. The art gallery…

DEDA Denies Duluth Business Owner’s Proposal To Redevelop Former Kozy Building

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth business owner has been shot down with his proposal to restore and develop the condemned former Kozy building in downtown Duluth, also known as the historic Pastoret Terrace. The city of Duluth issued a press release Friday about the decision: “The Duluth Economic Development Authority (DEDA) has declined a recently submitted proposal in response to…

Musical Bingo Fundraiser Approaching To Support Local Arts, Music Community

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A unique Musical Bingo fundraiser is coming up to support the local arts scene. It’s happening Tuesday, Feb. 7 at VIP in Superior. You encouraged to sing along to well-known songs sung by the Mackie Brothers while dabbing away on your bingo cards to help raise funds for free community music provided by Siggy’s Musical Garden and…

Tour of Essentia Duluth Heritage Sports Center

Travel through Duluth's rich hockey history, into the locker rooms and onto the ice in this special segment. 

DULUTH, Min.- Fox 21’s Cam Derr is joined with Duluth Heritage Chair Pat Francisco for a special look inside the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center. Travel through Duluth’s rich hockey history, into the locker rooms and onto the ice in this special segment. Categories: Community, Friday Night Frenzy, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, Sports

Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive In Cloquet

Cloquet, Minn.– In Cloquet, American Red Cross hosted a Community Blood Drive. January is National Blood Donation Month, over the past week there has been multiple drives across the Northland Many stations were set up as over 15 people participating the day long donation in Cloquet…which ran from nine AM to three PM. Red Cross partnered with the NFL to…

Blood Donations Needed

Blood Donation Month

Duluth, Minn. — January is National Blood Donor month. Donations are always critically needed, and can help save the lives of people who are not just getting emergency care, but also those who have cancer treatments, organ transplant operations, surgeries, and more. In the northland, Memorial Blood Centers has four locations: Duluth, Superior, Hibbing and Virginia. You can schedule an…

The DECC To Host Free ‘Big Movies’ In February

Parking will also be free for the event nights

DULUTH, Minn. — If you like free and enjoy movies, the DECC is ready for you every Thursday in February for Big Movies @ The DECC. “This event features family movies on a big screen in Harbor Side Ballroom, a BYO -Blanket or Bean Bag affair,” said Lucie Amundsen, DECC communication director.  Big Movies at the DECC is part of…

Janet Kennedy Becomes Duluth Council’s First Black President

DULUTH, Minn. – Councilor Janet Kennedy is making history as the first Black president of the city council. It was a unanimous vote by the council to elect Kennedy for the top spot. She replaces Arik Forsman, who remains on the council. “This is an historic time for all Duluthians and this election lifts up the voices of our African…

Sunset Snowshoe at Glensheen Mansion

DULUTH, Minn.– Adventure awaits at Glensheen Mansion as the property’s sunset snowshoeing kicked off this weekend for the winter season. The snow covered estate welcomes visitors to explore the grounds of the historic destination for free. Snowshoes are available to borrow, but they are not required. Guests can also hike the area. Organizers recommend checking out the Lake Superior Shoreline…

Veterans Stories Weather COVID Storm

More stories of Veterans are still wanted by the Veterans Memorial Hall Program in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — We all know that COVID and the pandemic interrupted almost everything and everybody. And the effort to collect the stories of our veterans was no exception. In Duluth, the Veterans Memorial Hall Program has preserved the stories of over two hundred veterans. But the important work hit a roadblock when meeting with aging veterans face-to-face became a…

All Aboard! North Shore Scenic Railroad Opens Summer Ticket Season For Excursions

DULUTH, Minn. — Believe it or not, the North Shore Scenic Railroad is already thinking summer and fall excursions. Tickets went on sale Monday at DuluthTrains.com and at the Depot ticket office. Train lovers can now reserve a spot for dinner trains, dome car rides and the Pizza Party Express. And in the coming weeks, tickets will open up for…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Minnesota Hockey Fights Cancer

DULUTH, Minn. – “Tonight, our community has come together between two great rivals, between Hermantown and Duluth East,” Duluth East Pee Wee AA Coach, Dave Mclean says. A bout at the Heritage Center, Rival hockey teams, Duluth East and Hermantown, came together to benefit the lives of others in the fight against cancer. The event included three matchups between the…

New Brewery Opens At Clyde Iron Works

Clyde Brewing features 6 different traditional beers and a non-alcoholic root beer.

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth’s Clyde Iron Works is celebrating a big expansion into the brewing business. Clyde Brewing is located in the Clyde building in Lincoln Park. Monday, the kick-off had taste testings of their 6 new brews, plus a root beer for those not wanting alcohol. All of the traditional style beers are dedicated to the manufacturing history of…

Community Members Gather at Washington Center Ahead of MLK Jr. Rally

DULUTH, Minn. — Many community members started the morning at the Washington Community Recreation Center ahead of the rally. They had the opportunity to visit with the local NAACP, community leaders, and each other. Materials were provided for children to color as well as make signs for the march. Some of the participants have been coming for years, while for…

35th Annual Duluth Wedding Show

DULUTH, Minn. — If you’re planning on walking down the aisle this year, the DECC was the place to be on Saturday. The 35th Annual Wedding Show welcomed happy couples to meet vendors and watch a fashion show. New this year was a dance demonstration by Northshore Ballroom dancing and a cake tasting contest with Twisted Pastries. If you stopped…

Kids Ice Fishing Weekend

The opportunity only goes until Monday. 

DULUTH, Minn.– As weather in the northland continues to get colder, ice fishing is in full gear as today kicked off the weekend dedicated to getting kids on the ice and starting to ice fish. The sound of drilling through the ice on a nice day is a fisherman’s dream. Saturday was no different as the sun was beaming on…

Mayor Emily Larson’s Full Statement On Roger Reinert Entering Mayoral Race

Larson: "I am the better candidate for the job."

DULUTH, Minn. — After the official announcement from Roger Reinert about his campaign for Duluth mayor, Mayor Emily Larson release the follow statement, as well as highlights of her accomplishments over the past two terms: “Who leads the city matters. How they lead it matters more. Duluth needs a leader focused on solving problems. A leader with good, consistent values…

Lake Superior Zoo Excited About Future

Good year behind them, with new exhibits and plans for this year

Naturally, the animals get most of the credit for a great zoo, but the people behind the scenes are the ones who are looking back at how 2022 went, and what they want to accomplish this year. The Lake Superior Zoo’s staff and Board of Directors had their annual meeting Thursday to celebrate everything from many new births to welcoming…

Roger Reinert Launches Campaign For Duluth Mayor

Announcement means incumbent Larson will face a challenger

DULUTH, Minn. — Roger Reinert made it official Thursday morning in Duluth. He is running for Mayor. FOX 21’s Dan Hanger first reported the news Wednesday, and today Reinert appeared with supporters to say he would campaign under the slogan, “Expect More-Do Better.” The announcement ended any chance that Mayor Emily Larson will run unopposed this November. Reinert made his…

Youth Photography Club is Back at the DAI

DULUTH, Minn.– The new year means new opportunities as the Youth Photography Club is back at the Duluth Art Institute. The club welcomes teenagers 13 and older, and it doesn’t matter if they’ve never picked up a camera before or if they’ve been doing so for years. Students are taught the basics, such as lighting and contrast. They’re encouraged to…

AICHO Hosts Youth Art Exhibit

DULUTH, Minn.– A youth art exhibit is open at the Cultural Center Art Gallery in Duluth, showcasing art pieces on what bravery means to them. AICHO is an organization dedicated to supporting the Indigenous community in the Northland. They are hosting the gallery until the end of the month, as January is Human Trafficking Awareness month, and they hope to…

Salvation Army Rookie Basketball Association Partners with UMD Basketball for Youth Event

RBA says there are a few spots left in their second winter session for K-2 beginning next week. The spring session will begin registration in February. 

DULUTH, Minn.- In partnership with the Salvation Army Rookie Basketball Association, the UMD men’s and women’s teams hosted a ‘Practice with the Bulldogs’ event at Romano Gym, Monday evening. “Even though it’s just a short practice it’s an opportunity for the kids who are little to see these big kids on the court who they’ve maybe seen on TV, or…

Coffee Conversation: Benefit For Duluth Armory Arts And Music Center Jan. 29

Fox 21's Dan Hanger will be the MC.

DULUTH, Minn. — A big fundraiser is taking place at the end of January to benefit the Duluth Armory Arts and Music Center. A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Holly and the late 50’s will be at Clyde Iron Works Event Center in Duluth from 6-9 p.m. on January 29. Todd Eckart will be performing as well as the…

Coffee Conversation: Vitta Pizza Brings Fresh Pizza On Morning Show

DULUTH, Minn. — Vitta Pizza Co-owner Christie Erickson brought fresh pizzas on the morning show Friday. Vitta Pizza recently expanded in November with a second location on Central Entrance, the first being in Canal Park. The Neapolitan style pizza is made with fresh ingredients, and everything is homemade including the red sauce and Caesar salad dressing. Watch the videos below…

Great Lakes Aquarium Sets New Attendance Record

DULUTH, Minn.– For the past few years, the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth has had a goal of boosting its attendance to break the 200-thousand visitor mark. The organization  just announced that it surpassed that goal in 2022, welcoming  206-thousandvisitors through its doors. The executive director of the aquarium is Jay Walker., says he’s been working at the aquarium since…

Push to Legalize Marijuana in Minnesota Legislative Session

Democrats and advocates say expunging criminal records is important priority

A group of Minnesota lawmakers and others are pushing to legalize marijuana this legislative session. They gathered in St. Paul to say Minnesotans want marijuana legal for adults. The group also includes growers, business owners and those who want to sell cannabis. A key part of the legislation would expunge criminal records of pot-related charges or convictions. Sen. Clare Oumou…

Coffee Conversation: Alworth Scholarship Deadline January 15

DULUTH, Minn. — The Executive Director, Patty Salo Downs, of the Alworth Memorial Fund came on the morning show to spread the word encouraging students to apply for the Alworth Scholarship. The scholarship is $20,000 and the deadline to apply is January 15. To be considered you need to have an interest in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in studies related…