Knowing Your Neighbors

Knowing Your Neighbors: In a New Light Gallery

WEBSTER, Wis. – Kids in mental health treatment are finding their strengths in a unique program in Northwestern Wisconsin. Northwest Passage is a residential treatment facility that helps about seventy-five kids at a time and three-hundred fifty every year on campuses in Webster and Frederic, Wisconsin. Along Highway 35, the program has a special gallery showcasing original artwork made by…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Downtown Duluth Photo Gallery Celebrates Two Year Anniversary

Tischer Photographic Gallery sells nature images.

DULUTH, Minn.- The photographer at Tischer Photographic Gallery on West Superior Street captures breathtaking scenes of Lake Superior, Gooseberry Falls, or other Northland scenes and turns them into pieces you can hang in your home. “If you come into our gallery and purchase a piece of artwork y’know we make it with our hands right here,” owner and photographer Ryan…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Buy and Sell Gear at Great Lakes Gear Exchange

New outdoor gear consignment store opens in East Hillside.

DULUTH, Minn.- Here outdoor activities are a part of life in any season. But all of that equipment can get pricey. Great Lakes Gear Exchange is hoping to change that. “Our mission is to make outdoor adventure financially and culturally accessible while promoting sustainability in the outdoor industry,” said co-owner Brooke Wetmore. Before occupying their new storefront on East 4th…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Endion Station Goes from Pub to Inn

New hotel set to open later this week.

DULUTH, Minn.- Later this week Canal Park will welcome a new boutique hotel, or “brew-tique” as the owner calls it, making use of the previously empty Endion Station building. “People are hungry for a boutique hotel, and a boutique experience,” Rod Raymond said. Last February Raymond, owner of Fitger’s Brewhouse, Burrito Union, and the Rathskeller, branched out of his wheelhouse…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Thai by Thai

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s a family restaurant serving up authentic Thai food in Downtown Duluth. Thai by Thai is owned by two sisters in Thailand. They tout their menu as having something for everybody. The kitchen in Thai by Thai is filled with the smells of delicious foods and spices. “This is definitely some of the most homestyle, authentic Thai…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Diamond Tool Reunion

25 years ago this month, Diamond Tool and Horseshoe Company in West Duluth closed its doors

DULUTH, Minn.- Twenty-five years ago this month, Diamond Tool and Horseshoe Company in West Duluth closed its doors. And last week, co-workers gathered to celebrate, and catch up with one another. Diamond Tool’s former office and factory employees gathered at Kom-On-Inn in West Duluth for a special anniversary. The local business at 4702 Grand Avenue began as Diamond Calk Horse…

Knowing Your Neighbors: The Benefits of Himalayan Salt Right in Cloquet

Himalayan Salt room at Epic Nutrition.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Kept in the back room of Epic Nutrition is a little piece of the Himalayas right here in the Northland. “It’s a really cool different thing that’s here in Cloquet,” said Epic Nutrition Manager Heidi Pack. “The closest salt room is actually in like Roseville, Minnesota.” “Y’know you don’t wanna drive all the way into Duluth all the…

Knowing Your Neighbors: New London Road Store Sells a Little Bit of Everything

New store sells items from estate sales, cleanouts.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sometimes you just need somewhere to put all the things you don’t need anymore. Well “S&J’s Everything” on London Road can help, giving new meaning to the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” “Our niche is if we don’t have it we can get it. If we can’t get it, you don’t need it,” said co-owner Scott…

Knowing Your Neighbors: More than Coffee at White Pine Market

White Pine Market to sell coffee, vendors' crafts, and more.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- The owners of the unique White Pine Market sell everything from coffee to a wide variety of merchandise brought in by local Two Harbors vendors. Jim Aili has been brewing his own coffee for a while now. “It started about eight years ago,” he said. “I turned 50. She bought me a little roasting thing because I’ve…

Knowing Your Neighbors: East End Driving Academy Now Open in Lakeside Neighborhood

East End Driving Academy is Located at 512 North 45th Avenue East in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – When teens start their drivers training course they’re well on their way to legally getting behind the wheel. But with few options in Duluth to take the required courses, one local man is trying to fill the void. Before East End Driving Academy, parents in this specific area of the city didn’t have any alternatives to enroll…

Knowing Your Neighbor: Lola Berry Farm

A crop has been recently added that has been a process four years in the making

WRENSHALL, Minn.- A popular Northland berry farm has added a new crop, four years in the making. Lola Berry Farm is America’s first commercial honey berry orchard. “We like to joke that the Duluth climate is very, very similar to Siberia”, says Jason Amundson, Co-Owner of Farm Lola. Amundson, of Farm Lola says the plant is special because it’s the…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Brian’s Workshop

Craftsman constructs handmade coasters and trivets while battling Cerebral Palsy.

DULUTH, Minn.- Many people can turn a hobby into a business, but not quite like Brian Bentley has. “I don’t consider it work. Most would say it’s a job, but I don’t consider it work. I enjoy what I do.” You may have seen Bentley at markets or outdoor festivals. Though he may be more recognizable by his products. “People…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Nanay’s Kitchen Bringing Filipino Food to the Northland

Gnesen Convenience Store on Rice Lake Road is more than just your everyday local gas station

DULUTH, Minn. – Gnesen Convenience Store on Rice Lake Road is more than just your everyday local gas station. It’s also the home for authentic Filipino food. Beth Canete, owner of Nanay’s Kitchen, got her start by selling egg rolls and empanadas. Soon after, she would host a fundraiser for the Philippines disaster relief after super typhoon Haiyan hit in…

Knowing Your Neighbors: The Antique Company

The Antique Company in Grand Rapids is a family-run haven housing a mix of new and old goods.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – There are few things quite like finding an antique that brings memories of a beloved family member flooding back, and one Northland antique store is all about family ties. The Antique company in Grand Rapids is a family-run haven housing a mix of new and old goods, all celebrating the stories and lessons that could be…

Wings North Off-Season Hunting & Trap Shooting

KNOWING YOUR NEIGHBORS: A Northland Hunting Club Celebrates 20 Years!

PINE CITY, Minn. — Attention Hunters! Are you looking for a place to keep your shot sharp and your dogs well trained? In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes us to Wings North! “Have a cup of coffee, lie about how well you are going to shoot! And then we get you out in the fields!”…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Canal Park Toystore Brings Back Traditional Toys

Toys For Keeps in Canal Park preparing for Easter rush.

DULUTH, Minn.- In an age where many kids are glued to screens, toys can be an important tool to use their imagination and build social skills. The owner of Toys for Keeps hopes her traditional toys can help everyone feel like kids again. “This is a family friendly store,” said Cindy McCabe. “We have the grandparents and the parents and the…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Reimagined by T. Underwood

Home staging store in Duluth helps you transform your home.

DULUTH, Minn.- For some, it can be hard to make your house or apartment feel like home. The owner of Reimagined by T. Underwood says her philosophy can help with that. Tammy Underwood once ran her store out of her garage and storage units, but now has a place of her own. “When this spot become available I signed the lease…

Knowing Your Neighbors: De-Cluttering Your Life

Live Simply with Kim helps Northlanders tidy up.

DULUTH, Minn.- Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, and that means out with the old to make room for the new. The weather’s warming up, flowers are in bloom, and you want to start cleansing your home of dirt. There’s just one problem. Clutter. “How do you sweep and mop the floor if the kids’ toys are all over?”…

Knowing Your Neighbor: 144 Music, Fashion and More

Looking to spice up your style? 144 has it all

DULUTH, Minn.- Looking to add some drip to your fashion style this spring and summer? Look no further than 144 Music, Fashion and More here in Duluth. You may be asking, what is drip? Drip is adding some bling and glitter to your since of style. And with so many concerned about how we look out in the public, this…

Knowing Your Neighbor: Robinson’s & E’s Leather + Urban Wear

A local shop is bringing the true urban feel to the Northland

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A small mom and pop store in Superior is giving those in the area the ability to buy quality leather goods for all ages without having to travel a far distance to get it. Robinson’s & E’s Leather Plus Urban Wear has been in business for four years, and offers up jackets, vests, footwear, purses, saddle bags…

Homemade Food That’s Downright Kickin’ Delicious

KNOWING YOUR NEIGHBORS: Kickin' Delicious Family Restaurant.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Homegrown, handmade, delicious- Kickin’ Delicious actually. Which just so happens to be the name of Superior’s newest family owned restaurant. Amy Poster worked in restaurants her whole life. A few year’s back the Posters were inspired to tackle a restaurant of their own which is how they found KD’s. It was originally Kathy and Dwayne, named after its first…

Greenfield Meats and More

KNOWING YOUR NEIGHBORS: A family owned and operated meat store opens in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Straight from the farm to your kitchen table- that’s what Greenfield Meats and More promises every customer. At 25 years old Brandon Greenfield’s dream became a reality. “My grandpa farmed, so I was always around it,” Owner Brandon Greenfield said. Greenfield grew up on the farm and raised sheep, so the idea of his own meat store was…

Lauralloons Creates The Biggest Balloon Art In The Northland

Creatice Balloons For Home Deliveries, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Parades & Festivals!

DULUTH, Minn. –Attention kiddos! Balloon art is getting bigger and more creative than what our parents had! “It’s usually quite the cluster at first. All the kids are like balloons!” said owner of Lauralloons Balloon Art Laural Schultze. With balloon art recently popping, “Especially with the internet and you can share so much easier. Before there were a few books…

Hannah Johnson Fabrics Expanding in Lakeside Location

Hannah Johnson Fabrics will Host a Grand Re-Opening Event Thursday, January 24

DULUTH, Minn. – More fabric and fun will soon be available for quilters in the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood. The owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics is expanding. The growth comes after Johnson’s Bakery vacated their Lakeside location in 2018. “Who would have ever known? I never thought I’d be here for ten years,” said Janet Anelli, Owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics….

Lightspeed Lift Helps People Walk Better Again

Local Invention Helps Northlander's Get Back On Their Feet Again

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors a local physical therapist is helping give the gift of motion back through his personal invention that helps Northlander’s get back on their feet again. It’s called “Lightspeed Lift” and this creation all started with an idea that was sparked back in the early 90’s. Duluth physical therapist Malcolm Macaulay has…

Knowing Your Neighbors: City Girl Coffee

Alafek Coffee Roasters developed a coffee company with a mission to source exclusively from women owned and managed farms and cooperatives.

DULUTH, Minn.- Located on Superior Street in Duluth is Alakef Coffee Roasters. “I grew up in this my parents started this in 1990. When I came back and expressed interest in taking over the business I didn’t want to just run their company… I wanted to create something that was representative of me and also that allowed our company to continue…

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….