Knowing Your Neighbors

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…

Knowing Your Neighbors: The Rambler Food Truck

DULUTH, Minn. — Wherever it’s parked for the day, there’s always a line outside The Rambler, a food truck in Duluth. Rambler owner Jonathan Reznick describes the experience from inside the kitchen: “You’re always on the go,” Reznick says. “You’re always thinking about the next move. You are in a normal kitchen as well, but there’s always places to go;…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods

COHASSET, Minn. — Grant Prokop has a love for the outdoors, for hunting, fishing, and appreciating what northern Minnesota is all about. Prokop owns Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods in Cohasset “Any outdoor enthusiast, whether you’re camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, doing anything outside, we want to be able to help you,” Prokop said. He grew up in the woods and on…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Skyline Lanes

The Bowling Alley Is More Than Just Bowling

HERMANTOWN, Minn. — In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we head to Skyline Lanes in Hermantown where it’s more than just bowling. “We have a variety of different activities from bowling. We do volleyball as you can see were standing out here on the courts. We also have bocce and bean bag leagues,” said Corey Kolquist, manager at Skyline Lanes….

Rogue Robot Has Your Gaming Needs

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Duluth, Minn. Rogue Robot located on 3 S 4th Ave W, has gamers coming back for more. Open from 12p.m.-8p.m. daily you can find all your gaming needs in one spot. Rogue Robot also host game nights for friends to come and play. Check them out on facebook by searching Rogue Robot,     Categories: Business, Community, Entertainment, Knowing Your…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Britta Lynn Design Handmade Jewelry

Britta Kauppila creates custom rings, necklaces, and earrings in her Duluth studio

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland is home to many artists with a variety of different skills. Britta Kauppila is making a career of her talent, working with as a metalsmith. “I love working with my hands,” says Kauppila. “I love to just create things.” On a typical day at her studio inside the Armory Fire Arts Building it’s not uncommon…

New Café Brings Year-Round Jobs, Revitalization to Gary New Duluth

The Trophy Café is locally owned and operated by Mont du Lac Resort

GARY NEW DULUTH, Minn. – Gary New Duluth has lived through decades of history. Buildings have changed ownership and new beginnings have come and gone. Now, one local resort is expanding into the neighborhood, inviting you to stop by for a fresh home cooked meal. “When you make an order, a chef in the back is going to make it…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Fine Edge Custom Framing

Virginia Business Can Add a Special Frame to Any Piece

VIRGINIA, Minn. – A custom frame can add a special finishing touch to any display in your home. In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we take you to Fine Edge Custom Framing in Virginia, where they specialize in giving an edge to your favorite piece. “We do custom framing of all types of artwork, collectibles, jerseys, clothing, anything that you…

Business Booming at Beaver Bay Sports

For Nearly Four Decades, Beaver Bay Sports Shop Has Offered Locals and Tourists Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

BEAVER BAY, Minn. – Summer is officially here which means business is starting to boom along Lake Superior’s North Shore. Many businesses rely on a summer rush while others have found opportunities to evolve, catering to customers year round. In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, FOX 21’s Brett Scott stopped by one shop doing just that. “Everybody’s getting their boats…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Paul’s Market

Pasties are the Specialty at this Iron Range Staple

EVELETH, Minn – Locals say in Eveleth there’s only one place to get a pasty. Paul’s Market. Owner Paul Nemanick sells so many pasties he can’t put a number on it. “I don’t know, lots of them,” said Nemanick. “We started out just Wednesdays and Fridays, and people would come in Tuesdays and turn around walk out the door because we…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Gabriel’s Bookstore

Cultivating a Love of Reading by Making Books as Affordable as Possible

DULUTH, Minn. — Gabriel’s Bookstore is a second hand store, but the folks that keep it running have firsthand knowledge of why books are so important. “I think it builds family because you read to your kids, you talk to your kids about what you’ve read, and they’ve read together,” said store manager Mary Orman. Orman’s been working here for…

Knowing Your Neighbor, Buffalo Valley Campground

Campground Has Many Amenities

It’s almost time to get the kids, load up the camper and head to your favorite camp ground. The family could be sitting around a campfire, eating s’mores and not having a care in the world. Sound nice? In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbor, we take you to Buffalo Valley Campground that sits just miles from Duluth. Buffalo Valley campground has…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Zen House

Resturant Offers Authentic Japanese Food

DULUTH, Minn.- From curry to noodle dishes, and an assortment of rice bowls the Zen House in Duluth offers Authentic Japanese food, and dishes that are considered comfort foods for people who have actually lived in the Land of the Rising Sun. “The people who were in Japan come to my restaurant compliment how authentic they are, so they just…

Bent Paddle Brewing Company is Paddling it Foward

Meet this week's Knowing Your Neighbors

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbor, photojournalist Graham Hakala, takes us to Bent Paddle, where they’re on a mission to do more than serve up a refreshing brew. For more information on Bent Paddle’s Paddle It Forward initiative and how they continually work to minimize their carbon footprint, visit their website Categories: Business, Features, Knowing Your Neighbors,…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Mainstream Has The Fashion For All Men

No Matter The Season They Have You Covered

DULUTH, Minn. – For guys that take a little pride when they get dressed in the morning we have the place for you. This week’s edition of Knowing Your Neighbor we take to into downtown Duluth to Mainstream Fashion for Men. No matter the occasion or the season, you can find whatever you need here at mainstream fashion for men. They…

Keeping Card and Comic Collecting Alive

Collector's Connection offers a Wide Variety of Nostalgic Comics, Cards, and More

DULUTH, Minn. – Chances are the sight of baseball or Pokémon cards bring back a few childhood memories for many. In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we’re taking a look at how the industry has grown as millennials move forward. “Back when I was growing up, sports cards were the big deal,” said Glen Booth, Manager at Collectors Connection in…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Benoit Cheese Haus

Store Has More Than 150 Kinds of Cheese

BENOIT, Wis. — Jill Jones is a true Wisconsinite. As the newest owner of Benoit Cheese Haus in Benoit, Wisconsin, she knows her home state loves its cheese. “I couldn’t imagine a world without cheese,” she says with a wry smile. From Havarti, to Colby Jack, Pepper Jack, Swiss, Gouda, and Cheddar, Benoit Cheese Haus in Bayfield County boasts that…

Grand Portage Lodge Gets Makeover

The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Finished with Phase Two Renovations

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – One popular place along the North Shore is now prepared for played to try their luck once again. The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is undergoing a three-phase project, opening a fresh chapter for its guests. It’s a popular place for thousands of visitors each year, no matter what season it is. Now, visitors will have…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Furniture Express

Three friends began selling furniture on social media. They grew the business enough to open a storefront in Hermantown.

  DULUTH, Minn. – Three friends, all under the age of thirty, have put their business savvy to the test. They started selling furniture on social media sites, which led them to open a storefront. They have some of the comfiest furniture around, but you won’t catch these entrepreneurs sitting down for too long. They’re busy growing and changing an…

Cast Iron Bar & Grill

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PIKE LAKE, Minn. – Fresh never frozen burgers and steaks, daily specials behind the bar and in the kitchen and a crazy fun atmosphere that will make you want to come back. If you’ve ever been there you’ll know I’m talking about the Cast Iron Bar and Grill. If you haven’t, that’s where we’re headed for this week’s knowing you…

Knowing Your Neighbor: Vietnamese Lantern

Vietnamese Lantern In Two Harbors Works To Give Original Recipes

Two Harbors, Minn. – A Vietnamese restaurant in Two Harbors has recently changed owners, who are wanting to serve good, traditional Vietnamese food, with a smile. For this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we’re heading to the Vietnamese Lantern. Cooking is an art, an art that Lilly Bailey loves to do in her very own restaurant and a restaurant that was a dream…

Northwind Book & Fiber

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  SPOONER, Wis. –  Picture it now staying in a lakeside cabin, feet up, sitting by a nice fire snuggled up with a favorite blanket reading a book with not a care in the world. That’s exactly the scenario that Carol Dunn lives for to keep her book store thriving. “Book stores across the country right now are seeing a…

A Taste of Home at Carlson’s Diner

Local Diner Serves Up Hearty Plates of Homemade Fair

HERMANTOWN, Minn- Carlson’s Diner opened their doors August 24th, after taking over the location of a Hermantown community staple Starvin’ Marvins. Owner of Carlson’s Diner Amber Carlson says, “We updated the interior a lot, new cabinets, counters, light fixtures and things, just warmed it up a little bit.” Since then, Carlson’s Diner, has been committed to sticking to their roots….

Knowing Your Neighbors: Cooking With Culbert’s Café

Culbert's Offers a Wide Variety of Homemade Items, Always Fresh and Never Frozen

CLOQUET, Minn. – Many of you are trying hard to keep resolutions as we head further into the New Year. For some, fresh, never frozen foods might be on the list. In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we’re trying out a few tasty options. If you’re motoring down Cloquet Avenue, the smell of quality cooking creates big smiles. “It’s all…

Four Seasons Supper Club

A Finland Staple Filling Up Hungry Snowmobilers For Nearly 50 Years

It’s no secret, Northlander’s love their four seasons. However, for residents of Finland Minnesota the feeling means something a little different. Owner Bonnie Tikkanen says, “I love winter just as much as summer, except for when it gets way too cold. Nobody likes that too much.” Instead of a winter freeze or summer heat, think sizzling burgers and cold drinks….

KYN: New Chalet at Giants Ridge

Offers a Wide Variety of Foods, From Snacks, to Fine Dining

New restaurants, like Burnt Onion, are open at Giant’s Ridge and now, not only can you have a quick bite to eat after a day on the slopes, you can actually have a nice sit down steak dinner. And now, people are frequenting Giant’s Ridge, and it’s not just for the skiing. Hungry skiers and snowboarders make their way to…

Knowing Your Neighbors: History Happening at Amity Coffee

After Two Years of Business, Amity Coffee is the First Lakeside Business to Sell Liquor

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth contains decade’s worth of history, some which is still impacting the community, today. However, this summer, one law was lifted. For many, a cup of coffee creates hours of conversation. “My husband and I would travel a lot and when we would go we would always stop at little, local coffee shops. We just jumped into…