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Ledgerock Grille at Larsmont Cottages Features New Dessert Menu Ahead of Valentine’s Day

Cooking Connection: Brown Butter Tart with Lemon Curd

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Ledgerock Grille at Larsmont Cottages has a new, redesigned dessert menu to please any customer who walks through the door. In this week’s segment, Chef Richard Selz prepares a Brown Butter Tart with Lemon Curd. Brown Butter Tart Dough 6 oz butter ½ c. lightly packed brown sugar 1…

Despite Event Cancellations, Northern Lights Foundation Continues to Support Families in Need

The Northern Lights Foundation Supports Families with Children Suffering from Life-Threatening Illnesses

DULUTH, Minn. – Every year in January, the Northern Lights Foundation typically hosts one of its biggest fundraisers of the year — More Cowbell. The energetic lineup of performances usually captivates a large crowd inside Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park, but the pandemic is putting a pause on the night of fundraising and entertainment. Dr. Ken Larson founded the…

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland Adjusting to Needs of the Community

Residents are Encouraged to Partner, Donate, or Sign Up to Volunteer with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, youth across the region haven’t been forgotten about during the global pandemic. In the past year, the five clubs in the region have helped over 1,500 youth. This includes over 2,500 hours of tutoring, and over 100,000 healthy meals and snacks…

Shaking Your Way Into the New Year With London Road Nutrition

Cooking Connection: London Road Nutrition

DULUTH, Minn. – With healthy eating on the minds of many in the New Year, London Road Nutrition is looking to help you cut down on calories and receive an extra boost of energy. The business offers a wide variety of meal replacement shakes in over 30 different flavors. The shakes are roughly 200-250 calories, and include 24 grams of…

Animal Allies Expands Goal of Rescuing Animals from Dire Situations

Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society Would Like to Complete More Transport Rescue Missions in 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – Can you imagine taking a road trip across the country with 14 animals in the back of your vehicle? For the staff at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth, it’s a sight they’re thrilled to see happen more often as the New Year begins. “It’s not cheap, but it’s something we want to invest in,” said Nicole…

Minnesota Discovery Center Reopens With Optimism for Brighter Year Ahead

MDC Will Be Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursdays

CHISHOLM, Minn. – The doors are officially back open for business at the Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) in Chisholm. Staff was thrilled to welcome back guests to their campus which features more than 650 acres of space to explore. The center is kicking things off with five-dollar snowshoe rentals and encourages visitors to use the Redhead Mountain Bike Park which…

Northland Entrepreneur Develops Crud Cloth for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Crud Cloth was Developed Two Years Ago by Hermantown Resident Tim White

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – If you ever feel the need to freshen up after a long day outdoors or a muddy trip down the bike trail, Northland entrepreneur Tim White is here to help. White developed the Crud Cloth after having dealt with his own messy outdoor adventures. “As a resident of Duluth and enjoyer of the activities here, I developed…

Video Goes Viral After Family Receives ‘Best Christmas Ever’

The Best Christmas Ever Movement Began in 2010

DULUTH, Minn. – For the past ten years, the Best Christmas Ever (BCE) movement has provided families who have fallen on tough times due to no fault of their own with a magical experience filled with joy and gratitude. Recently, Tony Jr. and his six children, all under the age of ten, received notice that they were nominated to receive…

Deadline Looms to Apply for ‘FOX 21 Strength in the Community Scholarship’

The Deadline to Apply is Friday, Jan. 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Are you a high school senior graduating in 2021? If so, FOX 21 Local News in partnership with many fine sponsors invite you to apply for the 2021 Strength in the Community Scholarship. The Fox 21 Strength in the Community Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to deserving students in the Fox 21 viewing area who are pursing…

Minnesota Discovery Center Looks Ahead to Jan. 12 Reopening

Due to Current COVID-19 Restrictions in Minnesota, Minnesota Discovery Center Remains Closed to the Public

CHISHOLM, Minn. – Creativity is on overdrive at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisolm as staff work to navigate through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from the center’s gift shop, the facility remains closed due to restrictions put in place by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The Center will be…

Now Hiring! Workforce Development Center Hosting Upcoming Job Training Classes in January

Many Employers Are Hiring Amid the Global Pandemic, and Workforce Development is Looking to Help You Prepare for a New Career

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re in need of a job or simply looking for a change of pace amid the global pandemic, Duluth Workforce Development wants you to know many local employers are hiring. In January, Workforce Development will be hosting three Career Pathway training classes. The trainings are at no cost to those who are eligible to participate. The…

Rubber Chicken Theater Looks to Make You Laugh This Christmas Eve

Rubber Chicken Theater is Hosting a Virtual Holiday Show, Streaming LIVE on Facebook Christmas Eve

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s very own Rubber Chicken Theater is about to do their first and only production of 2020 due to circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This Christmas Eve you’re invited to laugh and sing carols with the crew at Rubber Chicken. “Here We Come A-Quarantining, or, We’ll Be Home For Christmas is a short, virtual production…

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland Receive Dozens of Toy Donations

FOX 21 Partnered With the Organization to Host the Annual Gifts for Teens Toy Drive Throughout December

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland. The FOX 21 Morning Crew wrapped up their annual Gifts for Teens Toy Drive Wednesday morning. This year, dozens of toys were collected throughout four locations in the Twin Ports. Each year, the organization provides gifts for up to 300…

Lake Superior Zoo Debuts New Children’s Book Just in Time for the Holidays

Donate Today to Receive Your Copy of "New Friends Arrive at the Lake Superior Zoo"

DULUTH, Minn. – A new book is bringing the education and entertainment of the Lake Superior Zoo into your home this holiday season. The book “New Friends Arrive at the Lake Superior Zoo” was written by local author and artist Joe Klander. It’s all about the arrival of the Zoo’s new bears, Tundra and Banks, and how the other animals plan…

Duluth Cider Receives Gold Medal at 2020 US Open Cider Championship

Duluth Cider is Also Giving Back to the Community by Donating $1 of Every Cider Sold to the Children's Museum

DULUTH, Minn. – Despite all of the negative news in 2020, Duluth Cider is ending the year on a positive note, and they’re also helping give back to our community. Jake Scott, owner of Duluth Cider, says their Greenstone Hopped Semi-Dry Cider has won a Gold Medal at the 2020 US Open Cider Championship. This is the second US Open…

Minnesota Governor to Extend Bar, Restaurant Closures Through Holidays

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Gov. Tim Walz plans to keep bars and restaurants in Minnesota closed for indoor service through the holidays. Walz is expected to make a formal announcement Wednesday on extending the restrictions he imposed last month for a four-week “pause” that was due to expire Friday. The governor’s order also closed fitness centers and other places where people gather,…

Duluth Salvation Army Encouraging Final Donations to Help Rescue Christmas

Monetary Donations Are Being Matched as Toy Distribution Begins for Families in Need

DULUTH, Minn. – With Christmas just over one week away, the Duluth Salvation Army is making a final push for toy and monetary donations to help Northland families in need this holiday season. On Monday, the Salvation Army in Duluth began their food distribution which will continue throughout the rest of the week with toy distribution as well. Dan Williamson,…

Visit Cook County Announces Upcoming Winter Activities

From Skiing to Snowboarding, Fat Tire Biking, and Shopping Local, There's Something For Everyone to Enjoy When They Visit Cook County

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – If you look around, you’ll quickly notice a lack of snow across the Northland this December, however, that’s not stopping the crew at Visit Cook County from promoting upcoming winter activities in the region. Linda Jurek, executive director of Visit Cook County says there’s plenty of outdoor recreation for everyone to enjoy this season. While there’s…

Handmade in the Northland: Northern Exposure Art & Sjofn’s Musings

FOX 21 Local News is Highlighting Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout the week of Dec. 7 – 11, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the gift-giving season. Throughout the season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local businesses amid a year of many…

Enjoy Handcrafted Grab-And-Go Lunch Options with Yellow Bike Coffee

Cooking Connection: Lunch with Yellow Bike Coffee

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – This week’s Cooking Connection takes us to Yellow Bike Coffee in Hermantown where they “Shmo Me The Love” by sharing how they make two of their house-made sauces. The smoke sauce is made with smoked tomato paste, smoked garlic, smoked paprika and honey. Each ingredient is carefully selected including the smoked tomato paste which comes from the…

Handmade in the Northland: Sprig Design Co.

FOX 21 Local News is Highlighting Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout the week of Dec. 7 – 11, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the gift-giving season. Throughout the season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local businesses amid a year of many…

33rd Annual Duluth Wedding Show Postponed to March

DULUTH, Minn. – The 33rd annual Duluth Wedding show has been postponed to March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Lundeen Group announced on Thursday that the show, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 9 at the DECC, has been pushed to Sunday, March 14. “We have reviewed the latest State of Minnesota guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and, as…

Better Business Bureau: 2020 Yields Rapid Rise in Puppy Scams

The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau Warns Online Puppy Scams Rising Sharply in 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for pets as people seek to add an animal to the family to ease the loneliness and stress of prolonged time at home. Many feel they now have more time to train a puppy. However, with this rising demand, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is reporting a spike in pet scams,…

Handmade in the Northland: Clover + Cotton

FOX 21 Local News is Highlighting Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of Dec. 7 – 11, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the gift-giving season. Throughout the season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local businesses amid a year of…

Handmade in the Northland: The Big Lake

FOX 21 Local News is Highlighting Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – During the week of Dec. 7 – 11, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the gift-giving season. Throughout the season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local businesses amid a year…

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank Seeks Donations Amid Rising Demand

The Need for Assistance From Second Harvest Has Increased More Than 10 Percent Throughout 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – COVID-19 continues to cause huge financial strains on many Northland residents and families due to several reasons. Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank is standing by and ready to help anyone in need of food assistance due to difficult circumstances. Right now, gifts are being matched up to $50,000 thanks to the generosity of the Joan M….

Handmade in the Northland: Beyond Nuts

FOX 21 Local News is Highlighting Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

FINLAND, Minn. – During the week of Dec. 7 – 11, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the gift-giving season. Throughout the season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local businesses amid a year of…

Solve Entertainment Debuts Virtual Escape Room

"Professor Prank" Helping to Spice Up Game Night Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

DULUTH, Minn. – Finding new ways to stay entertained this year can be tricky to say the least. As families spend more time together stuck inside this holiday season, one Twin Ports entertainment company is launching a new way to enjoy game night with friends and family near and far. Solve Entertainment is debuting it’s first-ever virtual escape room, “Professor…

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center Offering DIY Wreath Kits

The Center is Having to Adjust Routine Operations Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

DULUTH, Minn. – Just like many other facilities, the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center is now having to adapt during the pandemic. Because of Covid-19, the learning center has had to cancel several of its annual fundraising activities. “We got together as a staff and thought we need to get creative. That’s where the idea of these DIY kits came…

Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe to Top Off Your Thanksgiving Meal

Cooking Connection: Coco's Fresh Cranberry Relish

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, Chef Arlene Coco prepares her fresh relish for a change of pace. Coco says this relish is great with chicken, too. The side is sometimes referred to as “grinder relish” because it can also be made in a hand crank meat grinder. Serving size: 8 Calories per serving: 274 Ingredients: 1 pound…

Hoffbauer Tree Farm Helping Keep Holiday Traditions Alive

The Hoffbauer's Hope to Be Open Through Dec. 20, or Until Supplies Last

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s oftentimes a family tradition. For others, it could be a year of new beginnings. Picking out the Christmas tree brings back memories for many, and for one local family, they’re just happy to help make it all happen. “You’ll be overwhelmed by the fragrance which would be the smell of the balsam and a little bit…

6th Annual Christmas Lighting Challenge Now Underway

Voting is Now Open for Decorated Homes in Duluth, Superior, Hermantown and Cloquet

DULUTH, Minn. – It seems as if holiday traditions are being canceled or changed this year due to COVID-19, but the 6th annual Christmas Lighting Challenge is not one of those events. Event organizer Peter Cpin says dozens of homes and businesses have already registered to turn their lights on this year. Event Timeline • November 21st – 2020 Lighting…

Lake Superior Zoo Encourages Donations During Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day is Happening Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – Give to the Max, Minnesota’s giving holiday, is happening on Thursday, Nov. 19, and the Lake Superior Zoo encourages you to donate something nice. The day of giving is a time when thousands of donors across Minnesota will come together for their favorite charities by making gifts through GiveMN to increase the wellbeing of our communities. Haley…

Making Holiday Memories at Duluth’s Historic Glensheen Mansion

Glensheen Mansion is Now Offering Self-Guided Christmas Tours Through January, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The halls have been decked at the historic Glensheen mansion in Duluth, and now visitors are welcome to experience the magic of the holidays both inside and outside the estate. Staff has been busy setting up 25 Christmas trees, and stringing many feet of lights and garland in anticipation of this year’s holiday tours. Self-guided Christmas tours…

Itasca County Doctor: Hospitals At Capacity, Residents Urged to Follow Guidelines

Itasca County Public Health Officials Ask Residents to Wear Masks, Social Distance, Avoid Gatherings

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Health officials in Itasca County are pleading with residents to do their part to help limit the spread of COVID-19. This plea comes as 241 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the county within the past seven days. “Unfortunately, we know that not everyone is helping us minimize the spread, and keeping out healthcare resources…

Louisiana Native Turned Gumbo Boi Now Serving Cajun Cuisine in the Northland

Cooking Connection: Crawfish Étouffée from Gumbo Boi

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders with a craving for Cajun cuisine now have a weekly option in Duluth. Robert Lee, also known as Gumbo Boi, is a Louisiana native turned Duluthian, and is now cooking up his favorite recipes for all to enjoy. In this week’s Cooking Connection, Lee prepares his homemade crawfish étouffée. The flavors of the dish combine to…

Glensheen Mansion Unveils Christmas Decorations

The historic estate will be opened for self-guided Christmas tours this Friday.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s beginning to look a lot light Christmas at Glensheen Mansion. The historic estate will be opened for self-guided Christmas tours this Friday. Staff have spent the past few weeks decorating the mansion with dozens of trees and have also hidden 25 elves inside the home which has become a family favorite. “Kids can find the elves…

Superior’s Richard I. Bong Museum to Honor Veterans with Ceremony Wednesday

The Bong Museum will Host a Series of Events on Veterans Day with COVID-19 Precautions in Place

SUPERIOR, Wis. – On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Northland will honor our nation’s veterans despite COVID-19 concerns. A special flag remembrance ceremony kicking off Veterans Day in the Twin Ports will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. The event is in collaboration with American Legion Post 435. The ceremony will be held outside…

Chester Bowl Hosting Virtual Skis, Suds, Slices Fundraiser to Benefit Northland Youth

The Virtual Fundraiser is Happening Friday, Nov. 13

DULUTH, Minn. – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chester Bowl Improvement Club is hosting Skis, Suds, & Slices, their annual fundraiser benefitting their scholarship fund, on Friday, Nov. 13. “Chester Bowl’s mission is to provide recreational opportunities to all Chester Bowl Park users, with an emphasis on family activities that are affordable to everyone,” said Dave Schaeffer, Executive…

Virtual 5k Trail Rivet Run Raising Funds for Superior Ski Trail Maintenance

The Virtual 5k Trail Rivet Run Will End on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The 2020 Virtual 5k Rivet Run/Walk is happening now through Sunday, Nov. 8. The fundraising event is taking place virtually this year to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The Rivet Run/Walk series raises money for the ski trails at Pattison State Park in Superior, Wis. Participants have until Nov. 8 to finish the virtual race, and…

Duluth Woman Shares Battle With Breast Cancer at Early Age

Nicole Elysian Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the Age of 34

DULUTH, Minn. – Hearing you’ve been diagnosed with cancer is never fun, at any age. For 35-year-old Duluthian Nicole Elysian, Halloween of 2019 is a day she will never forget. After experiencing abnormalities on her breast, she made the decision to set up an appointment with medical professionals at Essentia Health. She was 34-years-old at the time of her diagnosis….

Spirit Mountain, Mont du Lac Anticipate Adventurous Winter Season

Snowmaking Has Begun at Both Resorts, with Mont du Lac Already Opening One Run on Oct. 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland recently experienced its first blast of winter weather, and while many aren’t yet welcoming the change of season, it has ski and snowboard enthusiasts thrilled to hit the slopes. The cooler weather is also kick-starting the snowmaking season at two recreational areas in the Twin Ports. “Here we are in October and we’re already seeing…