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Rubber Chicken Theater Presents a Christmas Comedy

Rubber Chicken Theater Celebrates Ten Years of Making the Northland Laugh with Their Holiday Sketch Comedy Revue

DULUTH, Minn. – This year’s Holiday Sketch Comedy Revue presented by Rubber Chicken Theater will help celebrate ten years of making the Northland laugh. This year’s show, The Wisecracker Suite: A Decade of Jokes, Puns and Assorted Nuts, will be happening December 21-22 and 28-31 at 7:30 p.m. The comedy show is taking place at the Spirit of the North…

Handmade in the Northland: Art by SJ Nielsen

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Sam Nielsen is the creator of Art by…

Duluth Gun Violence Vigil to Raise Awareness Today

A Vigil for the Lives Lost to Gun Violence in the United States is Happening Thursday, December 13 at Noon at the First Luteran Church in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The 6th Annual December vigil to remember victims of gun violence is happening Thursday, December 13 at noon. The event is taking place at First Lutheran Church in Duluth (1100 East Superior Street). Organizers say this vigil is an important part in raising awareness in the Northland when it comes to gun violence and safety. The annual…

Cooking Connection: Baked Brie with Spicy Pecans

For This Week's Cooking Connection, FOX 21 Meteorologist Brittney Merlot Steps into the Kitchen with Professional Cooking Instructor Arlene Coco

DULUTH, Minn. – With the holidays right around the corner, it’s important to pick out the best recipes that won’t have you stuck in the kitchen for hours before your party begins. Professional Cooking Instructor Arlene Cocoa stepped into the kitchen with FOX 21 Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for this week’s Cooking Connection. The duo prepared a Baked Brie Cheese with…

Handmade in the Northland: Mike and Jen’s Hot Cocoa Mix

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Dean Packingham is known as the creator of…

Protect Your Paws from Holiday Regret

Animal Allies Wants to Remind Potential Pet Owners in the Northland to Think Twice Before Adding to Your Family this Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season for gift giving! From the latest electronics, to an adorable kitten or puppy, staff at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth want to remind all potential pet owners to think twice before adopting and adding to your family, especially over the holiday season. Michelle Sternberg with Animal Allies says potential adopters often stop by…

Handmade in the Northland: Makers Mercantile

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Scott and Sara Clifton are the owners of…

Handmade in the Northland: Harmonic Goods

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Brad Bergslien is the creator of Harmonic Goods….

Independent Television Festival Finds New Home in Duluth

City Announces Festival Coming Next October

DULUTH, Minn.- Big things are in store for the city of Duluth, as it’s the new home of the Independent Television, or ITV, Festival. It started in Los Angeles then moved to Vermont – and is now on its way to make Duluth a TV star. It’s also expected to pump $1.5 million into the city’s economy. This adds to…

Handmade in the Northland: White Spruce Market

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Bailey Hutchence, owner of White Spruce Market, handcrafts…

Enjoy Free Holiday Fun with the Douglas County Historical Society

The Douglas County Historical Society is Hosting Their Annual Saturday Holiday Matinee and Christmas Musicale in December

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Douglas County Historical Society is inviting the community to join them in free holiday entertainment throughout the month of December. Saturday Holiday Matinee: Saturday, December 15, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The 5th Annual Saturday Holiday Matinee offers free entertainment for all ages. On big screen, see cartoons, Christmas stories and Laurel and Hardy! Santa Claus…

Visit Bering Sea Gold’s Shawn Pomrenke this Weekend at the DECC

Shawn Pomrenke Appears Regularly on the Discovery Channel's Bering Sea Gold

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel, chances are you’ve seen Shawn Pomrenke a time or two. He’s currently spending the weekend visiting the Northland for the 52nd Annual Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show at the DECC. The show runs from Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9. Pomrenke chatted with FOX 21’s Brett Scott…

Savory Grilled Salmon with Mad Dog and Merrill

Mad Dog and Merrill will be offering Cooking Demonstartions and More December 7-9 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Promoting the fine art of barbeque through mesmerizing performances self-proclaimed “grillologists” Mad Dog and Merrill awaken the taste buds of people where ever they go. Having grilled together for over 35 years Mad Dog & Merrill feel they have a partnership made in barbeque heaven. The barbeque duo stopped by FOX 21 Local News Thursday morning for…

Meet “Tug” the Pier B Ambassador!

Tugboat or "Tug" Goes to Work with His Owner, Nikki Anderson, Five Days a Week at Pier B Resort in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Can you believe it? Tugboat or “Tug” the Pier B Ambassador is already seven months old! Tug’s owner, Nikki Anderson, works as Director of Operations at Pier B Resort in Duluth. Anderson was asked by the folks at Pier B a few months ago if she would be interested in getting another puppy, having him trained and…

Naughty or Nice? The Duluth Playhouse Presents The Santaland Diaries

The Santaland Diaries will Take Over The Undergound December 6-8

DULUTH, Minn. – The Underground, located in the lower level of the Depot across from the train museum, is proud to present The Santaland Diaries this Thursday through Saturday. The regularly scheduled performances have already sold out, prompting officials with The Duluth Playhouse to add another night of holiday comedy to the stage. Tickets for a 10:30 performance of The Santaland…

Utility Rate Hike for Superior Residents

SWLP covers cost of Husky Energy explosion

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A major explosion back in April at the Husky Energy Refinery in Superior resulted in about $25 million in damage. It also caused hundreds of residents to evacuate the city. Superior Water Light and Power has been approved to raise utility costs. One of the reasons for the rate hike is to make up for the cost of…

Give the Gift of Beauty this Holiday Season

The St. Luke's Plastic Surgery Associates are Hosting Their Annual Holiday Sale Through December 31

DULUTH, Minn. – Now through December 31, the staff at St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery Associates invite you to stop by their location in St. Luke’s Building A. The team is hosting their annual Holiday Sale. On Wednesday, December 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., folks will have the chance to gain educational tips and meet with makeup and skincare representative…

Minnesota Ballet Presents The Nutcracker LIVE at the DECC

The Minnesota Ballet will Perform The Nutcracker Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Ballet invites the community to experience The Nutcracker LIVE on stage at the DECC Symphony Hall. The performances will run Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9. This magical family favorite by Allen Fields is a holiday treat the whole family will enjoy. Organizers say The Nutcracker lights up the season in many ways. Synopsis:…

Fairlawn Mansion to Host Holiday Event Thursday

The Annual Fairlawn Mansion Holiday Sampler Event is Happening Thursday, December 6

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wine tasting and local pieces of art will be on display Thursday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion in Superior. The Holiday Sampler, hosted by Superior Public Museums, is an annual holiday wine tasting event. Megan Meyer, Executive Director of Superior Public Museums, says the event is expected to attract about 150…

White Winter Winery to Host Fundraiser for Iron River Library

The Fundraiser is Taking Place Saturday, December 8 at White Winter Winery in Iron River, Wisconsin

IRON RIVER, Wis. – White Winter Winery is proud to present A Dickens of a Christmas Dinner Theater fundraiser Saturday, December 8. The fundraiser will help to benefit the newly renovated and expanded Iron River Library. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption comes alive at the White Winter Winery’s special holiday dinner theater event, “A Dickens Of A…

Twin Ports Rampage Softball Hosting Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser

Breakfast with Santa will Take Place Saturday, December 1 at the Belgian Club in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This year the Twin Ports Rampage softball organization invites you to spend your Saturday, December 1 with them as they host a fundraiser for their organization and The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA). Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Belgian Club in Superior, located at 3931 East 2nd Street from 9:00 a.m. until…

Benefit Raises Money for Musician Jamie Ness After Ladder Accident

Ness was in need of money to help pay for dental bills and lost wages after the October accident

DULUTH, Minn. – A local musician and brother of former Duluth Mayor Don Ness got some support Thursday night. Jamie Ness was stuck with major dental bills after he fell off a ladder on the job and lost many of his top front teeth. The accident happened last month as Ness was painting a house. Thursday night, family and friends…

Experience Beauty and the Beast at NorShor Theatre

The Performance of Beauty and the Beast Starts Thursday, November 29 at the Historic NorShor Theatre in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Friends at the Duluth Playhouse invite everyone in the community to be their guest starting Thursday, November 29 at the historic NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will come alive on the stage, providing fun for the whole family. This “tale as old as time” is the perfect holiday show to bring the family…

Dance Works to Take Over at Marshall Performing Arts Center Thursday

UMD Theatre Presents the Annual Dance Works Performance Starting Thursday, November 29 at Marshall Performing Arts Center

DULUTH, Minn. – The energetic folks at the UMD Theatre are excited to present 15 new performances, three by faculty and twelve by student choreographers, starting  Thursday, November 29. This year’s Dance Works will be presented on the main stage at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on the campus of UMD. Dance Works will feature a range of dances in a variety of…

Holiday Huts Taking Over Glensheen Mansion this Saturday, Sunday

The Third Annual Duluth Winter Village is Happening December 1 & 2 at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Back by popular demand, the Duluth Winter Village is set to take over the grounds of Glensheen Mansion in Duluth Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. The event is happening from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. More than 40 Duluth businesses will come together to offer holiday gifts and local goods from inside locally…

Duluth Apartment Complex Takes on Poo-Petrators

Management at Endi Apartments in Duluth Announce Animal Owners Who Don't Pick up Poop will now Pay a Fine

DULUTH, Minn. – Turds are now the talk of the town, at least at Endi Apartment complex on London Road in Duluth. A new policy in effect will enforce residents to think twice after their furry friend leaves something on the ground that’s not so nice. “It’s not an option, it’s a requirement in our building,” said Peggy Walsh, Property…

Tacky, Classy Holiday Décor Deck the Halls at Glensheen Mansion

The Inaugural Tacky Christmas Display is Now Open at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to decorating the historic Glensheen Mansion for the holiday season we think extravagant trees, classic ornaments and hundreds of feet of garland. But this year, that’s all changing, at least outside the mansion. This year, in addition to the 25 Christmas trees inside the mansion, Glensheen is bringing the Christmas cheer outside, too. The…

Trolls, Treats and Scandinavian Fun at Knife River Julebyen

The Sixth Annual Knife River Julebyen is Happening Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 in Knife River

KNIFE RIVER, Minn. – Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en) means “Christmas Village”. Residents near and far in the Northland are invited to stop by the community of Knife River along Highway 61 Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 to enjoy this Scandinavian tradition. Julebyen is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. This December, Knife…

Rally and Ring for the Red Kettle Campaign this Holiday Season

Registration to Ring for the Red Kettle Campaign is Quick, Fun and Easy!

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season to begin holiday shopping, and enjoy the ringing of bells for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Gordon Mesedahl with the Salvation Army of Duluth stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning for this week’s Midwest Roaster’s Coffee Conversation. Mesedahl urges anyone interested to register now for a shift to ring, collect…

Animal Allies Encourages Support on “Giving Tuesday”

A Generous Couple in the Northland Commits to Matching Donations for Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Tuesday, November 27 is the final day to make a huge impact with Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth. Duluth residents Bob and Diane Meierhoff have been long time supporters of animal welfare efforts in the Northland. The Meierhoff’s are excited to announce a matching donation of up to $10,000 if Animal Allies is able to raise…

Gobble Gallop Races Traffic Advisory

The First of the Three Races Starts at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for the annual Gobble Gallup Races in downtown Duluth. The first of three races starts at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. All of the races will start and finish on London Road, near 12th Avenue East. The longest race runs west on London Road to Superior Street, west to…

SNOCROSS is BACK & Practice Makes Perfect

In This Weeks Great Outdoors, Snocross Teams Arrive To KLIM Compound In Aurora To Practice For The Snocross Season Kick Off At Spirit Mountain.

AURORA, Minn. – The Amsoil Championship Snocross season fires up this weekend in Duluth and many racers have already descended on one small Minnesota town to practice. Over 50 teams arrived beginning November 10th to the Scheuring Speed Sports Snocross training facility in Aurora. “So far it’s been good. The weather has been cold so the snow has been staying…

Minnesota State Patrol: Extra DUI Enforcement Starts Today

The Minnesota State Patrol is Cracking Down on Drung Drivers this Holiday Season; Extra Officers will be on Minnesota Roads

ST. PAUL – The holidays are filled with joy, happiness and time together with family and friends. Too often the joy turns to sorrow when a family is notified of a loved one’s tragic death on Minnesota roads due to someone driving impaired. To help keep families together this holiday season, more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are…

Tips to Keep Pets Away From the Emergency Room this Holiday Season

Dr. Matthew Severs with Superior Animal Hospital Offers Safety Tips for Pet Owners as the Holiday Season Arrives

SUPERIOR, Wis. – We’re just one day away from Thanksgiving — turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and more. Chances are many of us will eat a little too much on turkey day, but what about our pets? Local veterinarians from Superior Animal Hospital want to make sure your animal stays safe this holiday season, avoiding a tragic trip to the emergency…

Locally Sourced Items Help Brighten Thanksgiving Dinner

Staff at Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth Offer a Variety of Locally Sourced Items to Include in Your Thanksgiving Meal

DULUTH, Minn. – “You definitely taste the difference,” said Ali Wade, Brand Manager at the Duluth Whole Foods Co-op. Wade stopped by FOX 21 Local News Tuesday morning to offer some fresh, locally sourced items for your Thanksgiving table this year. She says both Whole Foods locations have been busy with shoppers rushing in to finalize their turkey day meals….

Hop Aboard the Christmas City Express This Holiday Season

The Christmas City Express will Open for Passengers Friday, November 23 and Close Saturday, December 22

DULUTH, Minn. – What better way to see the holiday sights of the Northland than aboard the Christmas City Express. Starting Friday, November 23, passengers are welcome to purchase tickets to experience the magical excursion. New this year, trains will board and depart at the Duluth Depot. The holiday fun of the Christmas City Express begins in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum….

Learn How to Cut with Plasma at Duluth Makerspace

Intro to Plasma Cutting Class Held

DULUTH, Minn.- Education in unique skills was abound in Duluth on Sunday, as people could try cutting out their own designs in metal at a plasma cutting class Plasma cutting involves cutting through electrically conductive materials with a jet of hot plasma. Duluth MakerSpace held the three hour class, as part of their metal shop teaching program. They invited all…

Skip the Gym & Hit the ICE!

Active Adventures: Adult Open Skate Ice Skating At Heritage Sports Center Provides A Great Workout

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are ice skating with Meteorologist Brittney Merlot at Duluth’s Heritage Sports Center! It’s a great indoor workout, affordable and for adults only! Check out all the fun Fox 21 had out on the ice in the video above. LOCATION: Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Sports Center COST: $4.00 per adult or a…

Experience Gingerbread City Duluth 2018

The 7th Annual Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City Opens Friday, November 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Gingerbread city in Norwegian is pronounced: pepper-kocker-bee-in. Back in 2011, the Duluth Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City started as Son’s of Norway member and Norwegian native, Bente Soderlind’s idea to create a smaller Duluth version of Bergen, Norway’s world’s largest gingerbread city in the world. Volunteers from the Son’s of Norway Norton Lodge and Nordic Center of Duluth will once…

DSSO Presents “Unforgettable Views” Saturday at the DECC

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is Hosting Its Third Concert of the Season; Great Adventures: Unforgettable Views

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra continues its Grand Adventures season as 150 voices and 100 orchestral instruments will fill the hall at “Unforgettable Views” on Saturday, November 17, sponsored by the Pachel Foundation. Music director, Dirk Meyer, along with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus, will take the audience on an emotional…

String of Daytime Burglaries Reported in Superior

Superior Police Asking Public To Help Solve the Crimes

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  Since November 1st a total of five break ins happened in Superior: one in the UWS area, one in South End, and a couple in Central Park. What has Superior Police baffled: these break–ins all happened in the daytime. After launching an investigation, they are also asking people to remain extra vigilant, for anything that seems out of…

Sip N’ Shop This Saturday at Letica’s Iron Mug Restaurant

The Inaugural Sip N' Shop Event is Happening Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Local vendors in the community are inviting everyone to visit the inaugural Sip N’ Shop event happening at Letica’s Iron Mug Restaurant Saturday, November 17. The holiday event will feature local vendors, food discounts and fundraising for the Valley Youth Center. The Valley Youth Center looks to help children in the community with academics, living a healthier…

Pam’s Purpose: Heart Petals Helping Heal for the Future

In This FOX 21 Special Report, You'll Meet a Woman in Duluth Making the Most out of a Life Changing Situation

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday, November 15 is World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. In Duluth, Enger Tower will be lit purple, and awareness will be raised across the world. But it doesn’t stop the facts from sounding the alarm. This year, it’s estimated more than 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Health officials say more than 44,000 will die…

Best Christmas Ever Nominations Close Today

Thursday, November 15 is the Final Day to Register a Northland Family in Need for this Year's Best Christmas Ever Giveaway

DULUTH, Minn. – Best Christmas Ever is a non-profit organization working to partner with business leaders and communities across the country to lift up families who have fallen on difficult times due to health conditions and other life challenges. The vision of Best Christmas Ever started when Co-Founder Don Liimatainen began battling Ulcerative Colitis in 2010. It was Christmas Eve,…