Knowing Your Neighbors

Knowing Your Neighbors: Dovetail Cafe

New Cafe and Marketplace Opens In Lincoln Park

DULUTH, Minn.-Many big coffee shops like Starbucks, and smaller niche cafes like to boast of their organic, single origin coffee. But how many can boast that their entire coffee shop is homegrown? One cafe in Lincoln Park sure seems like it can. “That’s something we really believe strongly in, and if we can re-purpose something so that it’s not going…

Knowing Your Neighbors: The Gilby’s Acre

For one couple in Cloquet, team work makes their dream work through baking and making rugs.

CLOQUET, Minn. – For one couple in Cloquet, team work makes their dream work. They’ve turned their passion of baking and making handmade rugs into their purpose. After being downsized from a job Carolyn Warner Gilbertson found herself asking a question. “What can i do well that i can’t get fired from?” It sparked a lightbulb. “I started making cookies…

KYN: Wings ‘n Willows Art Gallery and Custom Framing

Owner Linda Budrow specializes in custom framing and can frame just about anything.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Grand Rapids is home to an art gallery shop that can also take a piece of art to the next level with its custom framing. Wings ‘n Willows Art Gallery and Custom Framing is nestled in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. “We do custom framing,” said Owner Linda Burdow. “We sell a lot of local…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Shannon’s Stained Glassery

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Stained glass is growing in popularity. One shop in Superior is making the art form more available in the Northland. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own glass creation or find the perfect piece of glass art, Shannon’s Stained Glassery in Superior may be the local destination you’re looking for. “There’s something for everyone in glass,”…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Diamond Royal Tack

The one stop shop for all your Weatern wear needs in the Northland!

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Northern Midwest isn’t normally knowing for its Western staples, but Fox 21 found one of the only places in the Twin Ports that can help you gear up for a ride. On the brim of Lake Superior, Diamond Royal Tack has a little something for everyone, but the family owned business focuses on giving those in the…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Kunnari’s Kitchen, Coffee House and Farm Market

The family business was started a few decades ago because of a small strawberry farm.

VIRGINIA, Minn- It all started with some strawberries, six acres of land and selling produce and baked goods from under a tent. But over the years, it’s grown into so much more than that. The Kunnari family always hoped of expanding their small farmers market and it took a small tragedy to make them go for it. “In the fall…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Once Upon A Child

Families can buy or sell gently used children's clothes, making it a quick one-stop-shop for a lower price.

DULUTH, Minn. – With school almost back in session and cooler temperatures right around the corner, many families are busy finding clothes for their children. One newer, local second-hand clothing shop is working to meet that need. Once Upon A Child opened in December in Duluth, and works to sell gently used, name brand children’s clothing at a lower price….

Meet the Woman Behind Ashland’s Colorful Downtown

Sue Martinsen started out as a volunteer painter helping with the first mural in 1988.

ASHLAND, Wis.- Over the course of 20 years Ashland, has transformed into an outdoor art gallery and the year 2018 has been named the year of women, let us paint the picture of the woman, keeping history colorful for many years to come. “If I’m painting people I want to capture their personalities, if I’m painting buildings I want to…

Knowing Your Neighbors: B&B Market

The mom-and-pop market has been passed down through the generations for the past 50 years.

CLOQUET, Minn. – One Cloquet family has continued to pass down their business for generations. B&B Market has been in operation selling meats and cheeses for over 50 years. As they’ve passed the business down the family, they’ve also started to expand, now offering a catering service and traveling to different events on their food truck. “There wasn’t really a…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Lucky Brisket BBQ

If Your Mouth Isn't Watering Yet, It Will When You Taste The Original BBQ Brisket Sauces & Rubs!

BLAINE, Minn. — You can smell the barbecue born from competition as it rolled into the Northland for the South St. Louis County Fair!  It’s the middle of summer and people crave good weather, festivals and food! In this weeks knowing your neighbor’s Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes you to Lucky Brisket BBQ’s food truck! “Brisket! My lucky brisket!” shouted…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Penmarallter Campsite

Treat People Like You Like to be Treated

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, FOX 21’s Viktoria Capek takes us up the North Shore to the Penmarallter Campsite. It’s the perfect time of year to spend in the great out doors and for those who love camping, the Penmarallter Campgrounds may be your wilderness home away from home. The mom and pop campsite is owned…

Knowing Your Neighbors: KG Fireworks

South Range Fireworks, Safety Classes and $1,000 Fireworks Giveaway!

SOUTH RANGE, Wis. — In this weeks knowing your neighbors Brittney Merlot takes us to the South Range to ignite your adrenaline at KG fireworks warehouse. KG is a must stop for firework fans as you drive down HWY 2 in Wisconsin. It’s been open for 7 years with some of the biggest selections of fireworks in the area. Stock…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Toppers Pizza

DULUTH, Minn. – The Twin Ports has a new pizza option with some specialty creations customers can’t wait to devour. “One of my favorites is the buffalo chicken pizza, the ragin’ pepperoni, it’s got three types of pepperoni,” explained franchise owner Jonathan Matko. “We even do the loaded tots pizza. It’s got tater tots and some smoked applewood smoked bacon…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Lou’s Fish House

Smoked fish is a North Woods tradition

TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Smoked fish.  It’s a North Woods tradition. Rebecca Swanson and her daughters Ashleigh and Callie are the women behind Lou’s Fish House in Two Harbors. “We are world famous smoked fish,” Ashleigh explains. “So we want to bring that to everyone in town and the surrounding area.” They’re not open yet, but they’re already smoking fish…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Getting to Know The Bauble Fairy

The Bauble Fairy Started Three Years Ago by Hermantown Resident Lyndsey Manning

DULUTH, Minn. – Big box and department stores have a large selection when it comes to bling and jewelry for babies and children. But one Northland mother simply wasn’t satisfied with the choices. “Probably not your typical style, the blue hair and black walls in my house,” said Lyndsey Manning, Owner of The Bauble Fairy. For this stay-at-home mom, fashion…

Garden House Transforms into Wedding Venue

They're already taking wedding reservations for next summer and envisioning the redesigned space.

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis.- The Garden House is transforming into a wedding venue, hear the goodbye from the current owners and see who’s taking over. Since 1995 the sisters Lisa and Kristi Reque have been helping the Garden House blossom, but now they’re selling the shop to help pay for their mother’s assisted living care. “And honestly this is a rough…

Duluth Woman Looks to Perfect Beauty Sleep

DeBora Rachelle is a Native Duluth Resident Looking to Keep Health, Wellness and Comfort in Mind While You Sleep

DULUTH, Minn. – Do you toss and turn all night long or wake up drenched in sweat? If so, one Duluthian is looking to make a difference in your life. “I may not be walking the red carpets in California and Hollywood anymore but I’ll be the hottest chick at a toga party,” said DeBora Rachelle, Founder, DeBora Rachelle Inc….

Knowing Your Neighbors: Better Results with Building Logic

Building Logic Started in 2010 to Assist Residents in the Twin Ports with Everyday Property Care and Repair Needs

DULUTH, Minn. – Becoming a home or business owner can be exciting but it also comes with a price tag, countless hours of hard work and labor. That’s why Duluth based Building Logic is looking to be there for you when there’s property care and repair needs. It’s located in a small grey building just off Piedmont Avenue in Duluth….

Superior Pursuits Back on the Big Lake

In this week's Knowing Your Neighbors, Captain Parker Bambenek Launches the Elixir for Another Season of Success

McQUADE HARBOR, Minn. – Just one semester shy of graduating from Northern Michigan University, Captain Parker Bambenek of Superior Pursuits was hit by a snowmobiler while ice fishing. That incident left Bambenek with two broken legs and a new outlook on life. “If someone wants to go tomorrow, they can give me a call right now,” said Bambenek. Captain Parker…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Practicals, Collectables & Antiques

Practicals, Collectables & Antiques is located at 5437 Scenic North Shore Drive in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – Halfway between Duluth and Two Harbors is a hidden gem located on the iconic North Shore. The shop owner says he initially wanted to open a a junk shop or thrift store. He didn’t think it would grow and become what it is today. You never know what you’ll find at Practicals, Collectables & Antiques. “Books are…

Knowing Your Neighbors: AmeriCorps Legacy House

DULUTH, Minn. – AmeriCorps volunteers are building a new legacy house in Lincoln Park that will house future members and volunteers while they serve in the organization. A team of nine National Civilian Community Corps, or NCCC members and a VISTA volunteer are working on the project on West Third Street in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. “We just gutted the…

Voted in the Top 200, Rue 48 Salon Opens in The Twin Ports

Hear How This Neighbor Came Back To Her Roots

DULUTH, Minn. — Rue 48 takes over the old “On the Canal Hair Salon” off of Chicago Avenue in Duluth’s Canal Park. The new owner is Susan Maki’s and it’s her third Rue 48 salon. She currently also owns two in the cities and is happy to bring one here to the Northland. “I’ve had the experience to be in…

Healthy Vibes Provides Nutritional Fast Food

The family owned restaurant provides community members with nutritional plans.

CHISHOLM-Minn.- Healthy Vibes is a family owned shop, giving the community nutritional help. Leo Lambert and his wife are the owners of Healthy Vibes. “People can come in and get what we call a healthy burger fries and shake,” Leo said. The most popular items on the menu, are dessert flavored smoothies packed with high nutritional value. “You can’t always…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Carlton County’s Only Brewery

The Plans for Moose Lake Brewing Co. Started Back in 2015, Now the Brewery is Located at 244 Lakeshore Drive

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – The City of Moose Lake is now home to the first microbrewery in Carlton County. What started as a wild idea back in the summer of 2015 is now a reality for a group of investors and brewers. So far, customers say the choices on tap have been top notch. “My favorite beer that we brew…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Spring at Last Greenhouse

One greenhouse in Duluth is gearing up for warmer days ahead

DULUTH, Minn. – The first day of spring has gardeners and plant lovers excited. But it’s still a little too chilly to start moving our plants outside. One greenhouse in Duluth is gearing up for warmer days ahead. “Here, it just seems like everybody’s happy,” says Jennifer Couillard, owner of Spring at Last Greenhouse. “Most of the stuff that’s grown…

Art From the Earth; Yarrow Mead Metals

Yarrow Mead is a Northland Native, Now Working as a Metalsmith in the Armory Arts and Music Center Along London Road

DULUTH, Minn. – They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but for one Northland native, diamonds don’t do a thing. The Armory Arts and Music Center in Duluth is now home base for a new metal-smith. “There are so many amazing rocks here. Right across the border there’s like huge amethyst mines,” said Yarrow Mead, creator of Yarrow Mead…

Duluth Antique Marketplace Attracting Dozens of Vendors

Duluth Antique Marketplace is Located at 5705 Grand Avenue in West Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s been known for years, one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. With the popularity of shabby chic and repurposing these days one local business owner in Duluth is inviting everyone to experience the new age of antiquing. “We don’t have a lot of retail in West Duluth anymore,” said dealer Jeanne Koneczny. With customers coming in,…

Knowing Your Neighbors: S.O.S. Leak Repair

Save Our Steam fixes industrial steam pipes for companies across the country

DULUTH, Minn. – Jim carter is used to working under pressure. It’s been his business’s calling since the 1970s. “Basically what we do is we fix leaks under pressure,” He explains. And his work can be done anywhere you find steam and water under pressure – refineries, power plants, chemical plants, you name it. Jim and his team are called…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Love Creamery

A small culinary enterprise expands to the Lincoln Park craft business district.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Nicole Wilde is wild about ice cream.  And her business, Love Creamery is a name well-suited for what she does: crafting flavorful concoctions for Northlanders with a sweet tooth. “We like to create new and kind of – not crazy – but interesting flavors that people might not have tried with ingredients that are local from the…

New Coffee Shop Offers “Common Ground” in Cloquet

Common Ground Coffee Bar and Deli Invites People of all Ages, Race and Ethicity to Gather for Friendship, Games, Entertainment

CLOQUET, Minn. – When it comes to getting a cup of coffee we’re often in a rush, heading through the drive thru looking to grab and go. However, creators of a new coffee shop and deli in the City of Cloquet are looking to bring people together, creating common ground. “I think as a culture we’ve kind of gotten away…

Couture Floral Design in Duluth’s Woodland Neighborhood

Saffron and Grey is Located at 2303 Woodland Avenue in Duluth, Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – When you think of flowers, a special occasion probably comes to mind. Technology has since changed the way many of us order flowers, as it’s now easier than ever to go online, place an order and have it delivered. However, owners of one flower shop in Duluth are looking to keep as many orders as they can,…

Inside Northland’s Beloved Bailey Builds Studio

The local shop Bailey Builds sells art made from reclaimed wood pieces.

DULUTH, Minn.-Northlanders may have spotted Bailey Builds, a business selling reclaimed wood art pieces at various events around Duluth. The creator Anna Bailey and her husband invited FOX 21 into their studio. Artist Anna Bailey creates pieces of art using reclaimed wood. “I can’t even tell you how rewarding this is honestly,” Bailey said. In the past Anna spent her…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad

TREGO, Wis. – Have you ever been on a train? Taken a ride through the scenic north woods? This week, we give you a look inside the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad. Wisconsin Great Northern trains depart their depot in Trego five days a week all year long. “We have really found a market,” said Greg Vreeland, President and General Manager….

New Shop in Carlton Offers Handcrafted Goods and Gifts

Gateway Goods Offers a Variety of Handmade Goods and Gifts for Everyone to Enjoy

CARLTON, Minn. – As the season of gift giving soon returns, many of us may think of big box stores for the latest and greatest gadgets and goods. However, one dynamic sister duo in Carlton is looking to shine a spotlight on local businesses. If you get a chance to take a break along Chestnut Avenue in Carlton, chances are…

Success Continues for Designer Dogs

Designer Dogs Opened Over 35 Years Ago, Now They Continue to Stay Busy Year-Round

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer is winding down which means many animal lovers are spending more time inside with their furry friends. Many local groomers are seeing an increase of business as clients look to freshen up their pets before a long winter indoors. “Nobody wants a stinky dog. You’re in the house with them, they’re on the furniture, they’re on…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Vikre Distillery

DULUTH, Minn. — Crafting spirits starts with water. According to Vikre Distillery co-founder Joel Vikre, distilled liquors are “800% water.” And at Vikre, it starts with the pure fresh water of Lake Superior. “The lake is such a defining feature of life here,” says Emily Vikre, Joel’s wife and the other co-founder of their eponymous business.  “Everything is kind of…