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Classic Car and Plane Show Taking Over the Bong Airport Saturday

The PBY Black Cats Classic Car and Plane Show is Happening Saturday, August 17

SUPERIOR, Wis. – On Saturday, August 17, the community is invited to an event featuring food, historic planes, and classic cars. The Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron 101 is hosting the first ever PBY Black Cats Classic Car and Plane Show. Rides on an authentic WWII plane are taking place Friday, August 16. On Saturday a pancake breakfast will…

Local Mother Looks to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer

The Grit and Gratitude Fundraiser Bike Ride is Happening Sunday, August 25 in Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – At just 18 months old, little Lily was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer called hepatoblastoma. Hepatoblastoma affects about one in a million kids, and the disease usually presents before age two. With stage four disease (spread to the lungs) and the location in the liver (grapefruit sized tumor abutting all the important vessels and biliary tree)…

Battle of the Burgers Tonight at Bayfront Festival Park

Grill Wars is Happening Wednesday, August 14 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the mood for a fresh, juicy burger but not excited to fire up your own grill? Grill Wars 2019 will once again benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland Wednesday, August 14 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Some of the area’s most popular restaurants will be asking for…

Animal Allies, Irving Community Club to Host Free Event

The Event will Feature Free Collars, Leashes, and Microchipping on Tuesday, August 27

DULUTH, Minn. – Pet supplies and services can be difficult to keep up with, and the cost can oftentimes detour animal owners from getting the necessities needed. On Tuesday, August 27, Animal Allies and Irving Community Club are teaming up to host a free collar, leash, and microchipping clinic. The event is taking place at the  Evergreen Senior Center in…

Art in Bayfront Park to Feature 130 Vendors, Friday Night Concert

New this Year, a Concert Benefiting Save the Boundary Waters is Happening Friday, August 16 from 3:00 - 11:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Art in Bayfront Park is returning for the 10th year Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. On Saturday, the festival will run from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This year there will be a concert Friday night as event organizers look to make the festival a three-day…

Become a Charter Member at Essentia Wellness Center’s YMCA Branch

Three Sign Up Events are Happening Throughout August 12 - 14

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Duluth Area Family YMCA is kicking off its Essentia Wellness Center membership open enrollment Monday, August 12. The new facility is on the lot that used to house the old Hermantown Middle School. The Essentia Wellness Center is set to open October 2019. Three membership drives are happening August 12 – 14, giving new members the…

Donations Needed During Art Supply Drive in Duluth

The Art Supply Drive is Happening Through August 30

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to providing students with essential art materials, it can quickly become expensive. Thankfully there’s a group in Duluth looking to help make a difference during the annual Art Supplies 4 Kids fundraising drive. For the second year, the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) is partnering with Art for Ed’s Sake (A4ES), to collect and…

Experience the Superior Street Reconstruction Walking Tour

Tours are Given by The Duluth Experience, Paid for by the City of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s not every day you have the chance to take a tour of a construction site in the heart of a city. The Duluth Experience is teaming up with the City of Duluth during reconstruction of Superior Street to provide locals and tourists an up close and personal view of history in the making. “They enjoy all…

Minnesota Breakfast Hash is Popping

COOKING CONNECTION: Bridgeman's Breakfast, Minnesota Hash

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Cooking Connection Bridgeman’s stirs up a Minnesota version of the classic breakfast hash. Adding in the wild rice has the chef and Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot popping with dance moves and all. You can ask for this breakfast anytime at their restaurant and you can also learn how to make it for yourself at…

Craft, Vendor Expo Coming to IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids

The Northern Minnesota Craft & Vendor Expo is Happening August 10 - 11 in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Art, entertainment, food and fun is coming to the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids Saturday and Sunday, August 10 – 11. Saturday hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The IRA Civic Center is located at 1401 Northwest 3rd Avenue in Grand Rapids. The Northern Minnesota Craft & Vendor…

Two Energetic Performances Opening This Week at The Duluth Playhouse

The Duluth Playhouse will Host Two Opening Performances this Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Two new performances are set to take center stage this week at The Duluth Playhouse’s Family Theatre. Xanadu Jr. is a lighthearted spoof of the 1980 movie, Xanadu, which includes tons of references to the original film as well as to the 80’s in general. Cooper Petermeier plays Sonny in Xanadu Jr. Petermeier says it’s a fun…

See a Movie, Donate a Dollar Today at Marcus Duluth Cinema

The Fundriaser for the Lake Superior Zoo is Happening Wednesday, August 7

DULUTH, Minn. – Since The Lion King was released 25 years ago, we have lost half of Africa’s lions. Officials estimate only 20,000 remain. Disney and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are now teaming up to bring awareness to the declining lion population with their Protect the Pride campaign. Haley Hedstrom with the Lake Superior Zoo says the facility…

National Night Out Around The Northland

Thousands gathered around the Twin Ports for a night of celebration and collaboration with law enforcement

DULUTH, Minn.- Thousands around the Northland gathered for a night of celebration and enjoying the community with those who protect them on a daily basis. It was a party in the Northland as community members and law enforcement got to celebrate National Night Out. August 6th, is nationally known for the annual event that promotes police-community partnership. The Village of…

YOHO! Lumberjacks & Lumberjills Competing In Lumberjack World Championships

Swing, Chop and Axe Your Way Into Hayward Wisconsin This Weekend

HAYWARD, Wis.-The smell of fresh cut lumber is taking over in Hayward at the second day of the 60th Annual Lumberjack World Championships. Lumberjacks and Lumberjills are swinging, axing, chopping, sawing, log rolling, climbing and boom running into 24 different events in Hayward, Wisconsin this weekend. Today was the semifinals, marking who will be competing in tomorrow’s World Championship rounds….

5th Annual Billings Park Days Kicks off Friday.

SUPERIOR, WI – Friday marks the start of the 5th annual Billings Park Days in Superior. With a car show, craft vendors, music and a kids carnival there’s a little something for everyone. Organizers say, it’s all about bringing people together. “We like to get the community together. It’s just fun to have everybody get together and have a good…

Lumberjack World Championships Begin in Hayward

HAYWARD, Wis.-The Lumberjack World Championships have kicked off in Hayward as thousands are expected to attend this year’s annual event. The international competition showcases the best in sawing, chopping, speed climbing, and log rolling. Above, check out Fox 21’s Nathaniel LeCapitaine’s full report. Click here for a full schedule of events. Categories: Links, News, News – Latest News

Blueberry Bread Pudding Sweet Treat

COOKING CONNECTION: Bridgeman's Bakes Tasty Treats

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection, the last standing Bridgeman’s is baking us a Blueberry Bread Pudding. Using one day old cinnamon rolls, pudding, melted white chocolate, blueberries and topped with their signature vanilla ice cram. Enjoy the video above for the full recipe details, remember this goes well for breakfast, lunch, snacks, desserts and more. Categories: Cooking…

Lumberjacks, Jills Arriving in Hayward for World Championships

The 60th Annual Lumberjack World Championships are Happening August 1 - 3 in Hayward

HAYWARD, Wis. – Preparations are underway at the Lumberjack Bowl for the 60th annual Lumberjack World Championships taking place August 1 – 3 in Hayward, Wisconsin. The international competition showcases the best in sawing, chopping, speed climbing, log rolling, boom running and much more. This family fun event attracts athletes and fans from around the world. Executive Director of the…

Adopt a Rescue Dog Recently Transported to Duluth from Texas

The Seven Rescue Dogs are Currently Living at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 114,000 animals are euthanized every year in the state of Texas due to overpopulation in local shelters. This grim statistic is what gives Lindsay Niemi with Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth the drive and passion to bring back to the Northland as many animals as possible during trips to the southern state. Niemi recently…

Spirit Valley Days to Include Pub Crawl, Family Yoga, Community Block Party

Spirit Valley Days is Happening Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 3 in West Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Spirit Valley Days is celebrating 40 years of summer fun in 2019. To celebrate the milestone, organizers have created a new logo for the festival, along with carefully planning three new events to bring in the community. Committee member Joy Herbert hopes the events also encourage folks outside of the area to visit West Duluth and see…

Coffee Conversation: Preparations Underway for City on the Hill Music Festival

The City on the Hill Music Festival is Happening August 2 - 3 at Bayfront Festival Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Tickets are now on sale for the annual City on the Hill Music Festival. The event was created five years ago after organizers realized there wasn’t a Christian music festival being offered in the region. Twin Ports Entertainment helped bring this dream to a reality. Niki Corbin with Life 97.3 stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat…

Duluth Fire Department Local 101 Looks to ‘Fill the Boot’ for MDA

The Annual Fill the Boot Campaign is Happening July 29 - 31

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s time once again to help Duluth Fire Department Local 101 ‘Fill the Boot.’ The annual fundraising campaign supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association, raising critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related muscle-debilitating diseases. The dedicated men and women of Duluth Fire Department take to the streets every…

Paddle The Brule River, A Clear, Cool & Spring Fed Waterway

Experience Picturesque Beauty Or Aggressive Rapids With Brule River Canoe & Kayak Rental

BRULE, Wisc. — In this weeks Active Adventures, Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott kayak down the world-famous Brule River. It’s known as a gem among the waterways of the Upper Midwest. Flowing 50 miles north into Lake Superior, the River provides consistent spring fed water through the Brule River State Forest. (It’s cool and refreshing)! Experience the picturesque…

All Aboard! Thomas, Percy Begin Two Week Stay in Duluth

Thomas and Percy will Spend Two Weekends in the Twin Ports for the Steam Team Tour 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The Steam Team Tour 2019 features Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend Percy the Small Engine. Children and their families are invited to spend a day with Thomas & Friends when they chug into the Depot on the North Shore Scenic Railroad July 26 – 28 and August 2 – 4. The tour, now in…

Miracle Treat Day Returns, Raising Funds for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, July 25, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Another year, another blizzard forecasted in the middle of July! On Thursday, July 25, all Northland Dairy Queen locations are taking part in Miracle Treat Day, donating $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat purchase. All funds raised by DQ franchises in Minnesota and western Wisconsin will benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, the nation’s first hospital for…

Handcrafted Ravioli Augusti Offers Seafood Satisfaction

Cooking Connection: The Strand Waterfront Dining and Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort

LUTSEN, Minn. – Entrees are sizzling off the menu this summer at The Strand Waterfront Dining and Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort up the North Shore. Executive Chef Chris Homyak has hand selected fine ingredients and recipes to refresh the restaurant’s menu this year. This week’s cooking connection features a handcrafted Ravioli Augusti. Ravioli Augusti: House made beet ravioli with…

Animal Allies Offering New “Working Cats” Program

Working Cats Program Offers Feral Cat Adoptions to Benefit Local Businesses

ESKO, Minn. – If you frequent Widdes Feed and Farm Supply off County Road 61 in Esko, chances are you’ve met the two newest employees. They’re friendly, love the occasional cuddle, but are also helping the business thrive and keep rodents at bay. As customers come in, Buzz and Woody come out to play. “We’ve got a bunch of kids…

Update: Never Before Attempted Stand Up Paddle Board To Arctic Ocean

Adventurer Jared Munch Takes To The Water On A SUP To Break Records

DULUTH, Minn. — Stand up paddle boarding is the new craze on calm and sunny days but what about in bad weather and through river rapids? In this week’s Great Outdoors Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot catches up with a true adventurer looking to be the first to complete a unique journey. A local Duluthian who took to the water last…

BWCA Trip Brings Peace, Tranquility to Local Veterans

Click Below if You'd Like to Donate to the 2020 Veterans to the BWCA Trip

LAKE ISABELLA, Minn. – More than a dozen area veterans recently returned home after experiencing a life changing getaway. The annual Veterans to the BWCA excursion started in 2018 after Hayes Scriven, Executive Director of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, wanted to come up with a way to give back while also helping disabled veterans and…

Coffee Conversation: All Pints North Brew Fest at Bayfront Festival Park

All Pints North Brew Fest is Happening Saturday, July 27 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Craft brew enthusiasts are invited to raise a glass and cheers Saturday, July 27 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The All Pints North Brew Fest, established in 2012, is back for another year featuring more than 120 craft breweries. Attendees will have the chance to sample from all of the…

Purrfect Film Festival Happening Saturday at Zeitgeist

The New York Cat Film Festival is Happening Saturday, July 27 at Zeitgeist Zinema 2

DULUTH, Minn. – The Cat Film Festival (TM) is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. Cats have their own unique and indescribable bond with people, even when living independently as community cats. Event organizers say for far too long, felines have been the “invisible”…

Reggae, World Music to be Jammin’ on Stage Saturday in Duluth

The Reggae and World Music Festival is Happening Saturday, July 20

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, July 20, the 14th annual Bayfront Reggae and World Music festival will attract folks from all across the globe. Show producer Janna Dreher and entertainer Olatunji stopped by FOX 21 Local News Friday morning to chat about the upcoming festival. Gates will open Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The festival is open to all ages, and…

Large Lakes Observatory Hosting Neighborhood “Block Party” Sunday

The Celebration will Help LLO Celebrate 25 Years of Research and Relations Throughout the Region

DULUTH, Minn. – On Sunday, July 21, you’re invited to a neighborhood celebration to help the Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) in Duluth celebrate 25 years of research and relationship in the region. The free event is happening from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday at 2205 East 5th Street in Duluth. Director of the Large Lakes Observatory, Dr. Bob Sterner,…

Tasty Bites with a Fresh Arctic Char

Cooking Connection: The Strand Waterfront Dining and Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort

LUTSEN, Minn. – Entrees are sizzling off the menu this summer at The Strand Waterfront Dining and Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort up the North Shore. Executive Chef Chris Homyak has hand selected fine ingredients and recipes to refresh the restaurant’s menu this year. This week’s cooking connection features a fresh Arctic Char. Arctic Char: Pan seared skin on Arctic…

Specialty Brews to be Unveiled During Zoo La Palooza Fundraiser

Zoo La Palooza is Happening Thursday, July 18 at the Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. – The animals at the Lake Superior Zoo invite you to get wild with them Thursday, July 18 for the annual Zoo La Palooza fundraiser. The after-hours party at the Zoo features LIVE music, food trucks, specialty beer, games, silent auctions and more. Tickets for this year’s event are only $20, with the money going directly back into…

Duluth Depot Hosting Inaugural Festival of Steam

The Festival of Steam is Happening July 19 - 21

DULUTH, Minn. – Union Pacific Railroad’s “Big Boy” No. 4014 steam engine will be on display all weekend at the Duluth Depot. The inaugural Festival of Steam is happening Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21. Rides won’t be available on “Big Boy,” but the engine will be steamed up and on display. For those looking to roll down the…

Duluth Women’s Club to Host 52nd Annual Tour of Homes and Gardens

The Tour is Happening Wednesday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Have you ever wanted to take a tour of the most beautiful, historic homes and gardens in Duluth? If so, you’re invited to attend the Duluth Women’s Club 52nd annual Tour of Homes and Gardens happening Wednesday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will include a luncheon and is open to the public….

Officer Saves Two-Year-Old Girl From Runaway Car Dangling in Trees

Officer says he was in the right place at the right time, and the family is thankful for that.

DULUTH, Minn.- A runaway van took a two-year-old girl for a wild ride that could have ended tragically, were it not for the actions of a Duluth Police Officer who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Megan Newman was taking her daughters out of the car in the parking lot of Munger Terrace Apartments after…

Two Injured in Car vs. Moose Crash, Fundraiser set up for Victim

Both Parties Sustained Non-Life Threatening Injuries

BASSETT TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Two people were seriously injured Sunday night after the car they were driving struck a moose on Forest Highway 11. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the car vs. moose crash happened in Bassett Township around 11:15 p.m. Authorities say 17-year-old Amaya Nelson was driving a Dodge Neon southbound on Forest Highway 11 when…

New Beekeeping Nonprofit Meets in Superior

Meetings Will Continue Throughout the Summer at UWS

DULUTH, Minn. – According to local Beekeepers, 60 percent of the honeybees up north died this past winter. In order to counteract the winter bee kill-off, the Head of the Lakes Beekeeping Association has started monthly meetings at UWS to help spread the word on protecting nature’s pollinators by educating the public. “We are such a great community. For example,…

Silver Bay Celebrates “Bay Days” Summer Festival This Weekend

Bay Days is Happening July 12 - 14 in Silver Bay, Minnesota

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Two small communities along the North Shore will come together this weekend to celebrate “Bay Days.” The three day festival includes food, fun, and entertainment. Events kick off Friday with the annual Bay Days Parade starting at 6:00 p.m. An evening of family friendly activities will proceed the parade, followed by a blast of fireworks around…

Over 700 Dogs Dart into the DECC Starting Thursday

The Duluth Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show is Happening July 11 - 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth is going to the dogs July 11 – 14. More than 700 four legged friends and their owners will dart into the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) for the annual Duluth Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show. Organizers say the event brings a boost to the local economy, and smiles to the faces…

Sidewalk Days, Movies in the Park Kick off This Week in Duluth

Sidewalk Days is Happening Wednesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 13

DULUTH, Minn. – The Greater Downtown Council is hosting the 2019 Sidewalk Days Festival Wednesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 13. Despite Superior Street reconstruction, the festivities will continue with dozens of deals, live entertainment, a car show, food vendors and more. This year Sidewalk Days will encompass five city blocks along Superior Street from Lake Avenue to 5th Avenue…

Coffee Conversation: Saddle Up! 66th Annual Spooner Rodeo Starts Thursday

Click Below for a Full List of Events Happening During the 66th Annual Spooner Rodeo

SPOONER, Wis. – The Spooner Rodeo kicks off this Thursday, July 11 with the Coca-Cola Family/Youth night starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. This year Spooner Rodeo Queen Faith Ciesielski and Spooner Rodeo Princess Abby Droessler stopped by the studio to let us know what fun events will be taking place this year at the…

Get Hopped Up at Caribou Highlands in Lutsen Friday, Saturday

The 9th Annual Hopped Up on Caribou Festival is Happening Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 in Lutsen, Minnesota

LUTSEN, Minn. – Beer and cider connoisseurs have the chance to indulge responsibly Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14  during the 9th annual Caribou Highlands Lodge Hopped Up Caribou Festival. The event features an expansive list of craft brewers, live music and variety of activities. Several new breweries will make their festival debut this year joining some of the…

SUP, SUP! Gliding On Water

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: North Shore SUP Rents Stand-up Paddle Boards

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are gliding across the water on a stand up paddle board! North Shore SUP offers cheap rentals for both hourly and for the entire day! Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot chatted with the co-owner Heather on some tips and tricks and why you should try this sport out. Interested? Click here to…

Gordon Gears up to Host 59th Annual Summer Festival

Gordon Good Neighbor Days is Happening July 5 - 7, 2019

GORDON, Wis. – The town of Gordon, Wisconsin is made up of nearly 600 people, but this weekend thousands will arrive to help kick off the summer season. The 59th annual Gordon Good Neighbor Days runs from Friday, July 5 – Sunday, July 7. A full schedule of events is listed below. Six board members work year round the help…