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Duluth Pack Launches New Collaboration with Minnetonka Moccasin

Collection Includes Moccosins and Bags

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack is touting an exciting new collaboration with another Minnesota-based company. President and Owner of Duluth Pack, Tom Sega, says the company has been working with Minnetonka Moccasin Company for about a year to develop the new line. The companies used Duluth Pack’s canvas fabric for Minnetonka moccasins and Minnetonka leather on a Duluth Pack bags….

Matilda’s Dog Bakery to Host Bark-tober Fest

On Saturday, October 28, Matilda's Dog Bakery in Duluth's Lakeside Neighborhood will Host a Bark-tober Fest and Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all dogs, cats and owners! Matilda’s Dog Bakery in Duluth’s Lakeside Neighborhood will host their 2nd Annual Bark-tober Festival and Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest Saturday, October 28. The event will start at 10 a.m. and go until 3 p.m. Owner Joanne Elliot says the event last year was a hit for many pet owners and their companions….

The Sweet Spot Indoor Golf Celebrates Grand Opening

The Sweet Spot Indoor Golf has Moved Locations to 2711 West Superior Street in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Cooler temperatures and even snow will soon force golfers off local courses, but one business in Duluth is looking to keep your swing up to par all winter long. The Sweet Spot hosted their grand opening celebration Tuesday afternoon. Co-owner Stephanie LaFleur and her husband bought the business last Christmas and decided to move locations. The new…

Grounds Crew at Glensheen Prepares for First Snow

Northland Uncovered: Prepping Plants for Winter Freeze

DULUTH, Minn. – The grounds crew at Glensheen Mansion is preparing for the upcoming freeze. It’s big undertaking as the workers winterize the fountain in the formal garden by draining and scrubbing it, then covering it in plastic. They also harvest the rest of the vegetables and rake leaves. “The changing of the season always happens at different times this…

North Shore Scenic Railroad Prepares Trains for Winter

Northland Uncovered: Transitioning Trains for Cold Months

DULUTH, Minn. – As the leaves continue to fall of trees and temperatures stay chilly, many of us are getting ready for winter. Some museums in town are also making a transition for the cold months. North Shore Scenic Railroad officials tell us they need to use several hundred gallons of antifreeze to get all the radiators ready for winter….

Best Christmas Ever is Seeking Family Nominations

Group Looks to Provide Families with Surprise Gifts

DULUTH, Minn. – This year Best Christmas Ever has a goal of blessing 100 families with a perfect Christmas. BCE is a group dedicated to providing families who have fallen on hard times with a surprise delivery of Christmas presents and money that are used for the family’s specific needs. Right now, BCE is in need of family nominations. If…

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…

Chester Bowl Improvement Club to Host Ski Lottery

Chester Bowl Offers Unique Rental Program

DULUTH, Minn. – As the temperatures cool down many are starting to think about winter sports. The Chester Bowl Improvement Club offers a unique approach to renting out gear. They actually rent out gear for the entire season. To make things fair, they host a ski and snowboard lottery. That lottery is taking place on Tuesday, October 24. Officials recommend…

Douglas County Historical Society Celebrates Halloween with Movies and Play

Historical Society Hosts Vintage Movie Night and One-Woman Show

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Halloween is just about a week away and the Douglas County Historical Society is celebrating with two fun events. The first is the Annual Monsterrific Halloween Movie Night being held Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. The vintage movie night will feature popcorn, punch, cookies and candy. All of this is free to attend. Second, the historical…

Hartley Nature Center Hosts Outdoor Halloween Event for Families

Coffee Conversation: Howl-O-Ween

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend superheroes, cartoon characters, witches and many more costumed kiddos will be filling Hartley Park. It’s all for the nature center’s annual Howl-O-Ween event. Families will look for animals along the trails on Saturday, October 28. There are two sessions for fun. The first is from 10 a.m. to noon and the second is from 1:00…

CHUM Serves Annual Street Outreach Dinner

More Than 200 CHUM Members, City Officials, and Business Leaders Came to the Fundraising Dinner

DULUTH, Minn. – CHUM held their annual Street Outreach Fundraising Dinner on Saturday. CHUM is Duluth’s largest homeless shelter and food shelf. It’s made of forty-three faith communities joined together to help Duluthians in need. On Saturday, more than two-hundred CHUM members, city officials, and business leaders came to the fundraising dinner. Organizers hoped to raise about $20,000. “Our mission…

Lincoln Park Businesses Welcome Duluth Pottery

Duluth Pottery Will Host a Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, October 21 Starting at 2 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lincoln Park neighborhood in Duluth is continuing to expand with the growth of locally owned Duluth Pottery. Owner Karin Kraemer has been creating works of art in the Twin Ports since 1998. For years she operated out of smaller spaces. In February Kraemer decided to purchase a building to call her own. Duluth Pottery is now…

Superior Spooktacular Features Fun for Entire Family

Event to Host Parade and Pumpkin Patch

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend Northlanders will be filling Superior to get in on some spooky fun for the whole family. The Superior Spooktacular will be on Saturday, October 21. This one-day event has spooky fun activities for the whole family including the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Patch featuring vendors, kids activities and more. The parade begins at 11 a.m….

Local Expert Gives Tips for Staying Warm and Healthy While Bicycling in Cool Temperatures

Active Adventures: Twin Ports Cyclery

DULUTH, Minn. – As the temperatures begin to cool down during the Fall, outdoor athletes adjust their gear to stay healthy and safe. One group that needs to make gear changes is bicyclists. This morning, Denis Sauve, the owner of Twin Ports Cyclery, visited FOX 21 to give some tips. Sauve says the most important parts of the body to…

RV Dealers Advise Early Winterization

Bullyan RV in Hermantown is Seeing an Increase of Business in their Service Department as Campers Winterize Units

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – With winter right around the corner local RV dealers are advising campers to think ahead before Jack Frost potentially damages your equipment. The Service Department at Bullyan RV in Hermantown says now is the time to drain your RV’s plumbing system. There are various pumps and ways to get all the water out of lines before putting…

MNSure Offers Insurance Checkup

Free enrollment coming soon to see if your health insurance is healthy.

DULUTH, Minn. – Is your health insurance healthy? MNsure navigators are helping make sure your coverage is all set before enrollment. Next week the organization is hosting a health insurance checkup. Monday, Oct. 23rd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. you can get a jump start on open enrollment for free at Duluth Public Library. The checkup aims to see…

Tech Gadgets for a Fun and Safe Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is just around the corner and homes and yards are decorated all across the Northland. This morning, Rachel Agurkis, a Solutions Specialist for Verizon Wireless, visited FOX 21 to chat about some gadgets perfect for the spooky season. Ghoulish lighting – With Philips Hue Lights, you can put the haunt in your house. Turn the lights…

Special Youth Deer Hunt This Weekend

The Hunt is Open to Those Ages 10-15

DULUTH, Minn.-A special deer hunt is taking place in many parts of Minnesota this weekend for youth ages 10-15. Students throughout the state are out of the classroom as teachers work at the Minnesota Educator Conference. The hunts began Thursday and end Sunday in 28 permit areas which include southeastern and northwestern Minnesota. “Youth deer season is about putting the…

Pet Photographer Looks to Capture More Clients

Pupparazzi Companion Pet Photography Started After Owner Lisa Johsnon Volunteered at Animal Allies Humane Society

DULUTH, Minn. – With the power of social media, animal pictures find a way to make many of us sink into our screens, begging for more. Now, more and more pet parents are looking for more professional options to capture breathtaking images of their furry companions. Fall is a typical time for scenic shots or graduation images. “It’s always been…

Pop-Up Business Campaign Coming Back Again

Pop-Up Businesses Open up Nov. 25th

DULUTH, Minn.- If you are an entrepreneur, you now have the opportunity to start your own business through the Greater Downtown Council’s Pop-Up Campaign. Future business owners can apply with their own idea for a business and have it fill a pop-up shop in downtown Duluth. The program is in its fifth year and has lead to some tenants staying…

Northland Senior Expo Tomorrow

100-Year-Old Northlanders Celebrate Birthdays

DULUTH, Minn.-Seniors, get ready to celebrate tomorrow at the DECC. The Northland Senior Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature a variety of exhibitors focused on the Northland’s aging population. A celebration will also be held at 10 a.m. featuring those who are celebrating their 100th birthday. To find out more, visit this…

Duluth Bed and Breakfast was Once Home to Barnum Family

Northland Uncovered: The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek

DULUTH, Minn. – In the early 1900s several business tycoons filled Duluth as champions of their industry. One of those men was George Barnum. He built a home in Duluth that now serves visitors from around the world. “Mr. Barnum was known as the “Grand Old Man of the Board of Trade.” His Barnum grain company was one of the…

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…

County Needs Your Help to Fight Aquatic Invasive Species

County Has $711,000 to Fight the Problem

DULUTH, Minn.-St. Louis County needs your help to fight aquatic invasive species. The county was recently given a grant worth $711,000 to battle the problem. Right now they want the public’s input on what should be done to protect all our waters. “St. Louis County is such a massive county with over a thousand lakes,” said Michael Scharenbroich, senior planner…

Train Ride Leads to Hidden Pumpkin Patch

Coffee Conversation: Pumpkin Patch Express

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the Pumpkin Patch Express at the North Shore Scenic Railroad will be bringing families to a secret field to find the perfect pumpkin. There will be narration during the train ride and a chance to pick out a pumpkin at the destination. At the depot there will be magic shows, coloring, movies, bounce houses and…

Mountain Biking Through the Fall Colors

Active Adventures: The Duluth Experience

DULUTH, Minn. – Colorful leaves are filling trees throughout the Northland. So, for this week’s Active Adventures FOX 21’s William Seay took in the view from a mountain bike. Dave Grandmaison, Co-owner and CEO of The Duluth Experience, took William on the Duluth Traverse Trail. The Duluth Experience offers several tours to experience the Northland with outdoor sports tours, brewery…

Lake Superior Brewing Has New Owners

One of the Old Owners Will Stay on as a Brewmaster

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth’s Lake Superior Brewing has new owners. Life partners Lisa Blade and Lars Kuehnow said they plan on keeping many things the same while adding a few new beers to their lineup. They also want to get the word out more about all the Lake Superior Brewery has to offer. “What we bring to this new situation is the desire…

Aldi Opens Doors in Duluth

After Months of Construction, Aldi Duluth is Now Open for Business

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s official, grocery shoppers in the Northland now have one more Aldi location to add to their list. Thursday morning hundreds of people lines up to be the first ones through the door of the new Duluth location Now it’s time to grab your quarters and dig out the eco-bags. Store representatives say the Duluth location is…

Lincoln Park Businesses to Open Doors for Annual Open House

Deals, Activities and Samples to be Offered Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Duluth is welcoming Northlanders from all over into their area of town to check  out what they have to offer. This is for the 2nd Annual Lincoln Park Open House. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, thirty-plus businesses and organizations throughout Lincoln Park will host special…

Duluth’s Best Bread Shares Story of Success After Two Years of Business

Cooking Connection: Duluth's Best Bread

DULUTH, Minn. – A local bread company that opened in Duluth in 2015 is sharing some of their secrets to success this weekend. Duluth’s Best Bread provides bread, croissants, cinnamon rolls, and more baked goods to the Duluth community. On Saturday, October 14, one of the company’s founders will speak about how they got started, and what has inspired their…

Tickets On Sale for Fur Ball Gala

Animal Allies Humane Society Will Host Their Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser Saturday, October 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The countdown is on as cats and dogs prepare to let their owners have a night on the town Saturday, October 14. Animal Allies Humane Society will once again host their annual Fur Ball Gala from 5:00 until 11:00 p.m. The event is the shelter’s larges fundraiser of the year. Marketing and Communications manager Michelle Sternberg says…

Animal Answers: Fur Ball Gala to Support Shelter’s Foster Program

Animal Allies Will Host Their Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser Saturday, October 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The countdown is on as cats and dogs prepare to let their owners have a night on the town Saturday, October 14. Animal Allies Humane Society will once again host their annual Fur Ball Gala from 5:00 until 11:00 p.m. The event is the shelter’s larges fundraiser of the year. Marketing and Communications manager Michelle Sternberg says…

Fundraising Event will Support Breast Cancer Patients and Research

Sunday: Rockin' for Hope

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Northlanders will be rocking out this weekend at Clyde Iron Works for an important cause this weekend. It’s all to support Circle of Hope. Rockin’ for Hope is a fundraising event to benefit local breast cancer patients going through life saving treatments, and funding Stage IV breast cancer research at the University of Minnesota Medical School…

Harvest Moon Gala Supports Two Harbors Community Radio

KTWH Celebrates Two Years of Broadcasting

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – This weekend is your chance to enjoy a night out while supporting Two Harbors Community Radio. The Harvest Moon Gala is being held to benefit KTWH. On Saturday, October 14 the mainly volunteer-run group is inviting the public to the Two Harbors American Legion. There will be a sit-down dinner, silent auction and live music. If…

First Frost Blankets Local Golf Courses

Greens at Enger Park Golf Course Turned White Tuesday Morning, Prompting Workers to Think Winter Preparation

DULUTH, Minn. – Greens around the Northland turned white Tuesday morning as much of the Northland experienced a first frost. Staff with Duluth Golf tell FOX 21, fall is one of the busiest times to get out and enjoy a tee time. By the end of October, General Manager Mike Bender says the course superintendent will be shutting down nine…

Zoo Receives Tourism Tax Fund Grant

A Tourism Tax Fund Grant of up to $200,000 will Help Keep the Zoo's Doors Open Through the End of 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday evening the Duluth City Council voted to once again help financially keep the doors open at the Lake Superior Zoo. The City approved a Tourism Tax Fund up to $200,000 dollars to help cover operational costs at the facility through the end of 2017. The Zoo’s CEO Erik Simonson says the facility is now in a…

Masquerade Ball Supports Harbor House Crisis Shelters

Saturday: Angels and Demons Masquerade Ball

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend some folks in the Twin Ports will be dressing up for Halloween and a good cause. Rev. Barbara Certa-Werner visited FOX 21 to chat about the upcoming Angels and Demons Masquerade Ball. The night of music and fun benefits the Harbor House Crisis Shelters. The event is taking place on Saturday, October 14 at 6:30…

Local Preservation Corps Works Life Back into Historic Log Church

Northland Uncovered: Sts. Mary and Joseph Church

SAWYER, Minn. – A church in Sawyer on the Minnesota Registry of Historic Places has been under construction for about a year as a preservation corps puts life into the structure. Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps members are working to restore the Saints Mary and Joseph Church which was built in 1884. The goal was to provide a place of…

Get Downtown Week Begins Today

Buy One, Get One Offers Going on Throughout Week

DULUTH, Minn.-Get Downtown Week began in Duluth today. Numerous stores and restaurants will be offering buy one, get one free deals through Saturday. Event organizers say it’s a great way to remind Northlanders all the downtown area has to offer. “There are quite a few things down here,” said Darlene Marshall, of the Greater Downtown Council. “Flowers, symphony tickets, and…

Duluth Fire Department Needs $375,000 to Pay for Overtime

Cost Increase Linked to Injuries and Military Leave

DULUTH, Minn.-Tonight, the Duluth City Council will be looking at an amendment that would lead to the fire department getting an additional $375,000 to help pay for an increase in overtime. According to the amendment, the fire department has been affected by a variety of factors including staff shortages caused by injuries and military leave. Firefighters who also use the…

Former Two Harbors Resident Running for Nolan’s Seat

Candidate had Been Working for FBI

DULUTH, Minn.-A 33-year-old Two Harbors native has announced she is seeking the DFL endorsement for Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District. Leah Phifer, who lives in Isanti, will be seeking out Rep. Rick Nolan’s seat. She had previously worked for the FBI in the national security sector. This past summer, she went on a district-wide listening tour of the community, traveling nearly…

Local Businesses Offer Specials for “Get Downtown Week”

Coffee Conversation: Get Downtown Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Local business owners are hoping patrons shop local this week for Get Downtown Week in Duluth. It’s a week developed to highlight the shops in Duluth’s downtown waterfront area. The participating stores will be featuring specials and Buy One Get One deals. More than 30 businesses are taking part in the bi-annual event. Get Downtown Week specials…

Apple Lovers Flock to Erickson Orchards and Country Store

Bayfield Apple Festival will Run Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 6 - 8

BAYFIELD, Wisc. – This weekend thousands are making their way to Bayfield, Wisconsin, as the community will once again host their 56th Annual Apple Festival. The Bayfield Chamber of Commerce predicts nearly 60,000 visitors to make their way through the town during the three day festival. With all the hustle and bustle comes excitement from the Erickson family. Erickson Orchards…

Lake Superior Research Institute Celebrates 50 Years

Breakfast to be Held Tomorrow for Event

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Keeping our waters clean has always been a goal of the Lake Superior Research Institute. Today, all that hard work was celebrated at a conference that looked back on what they’ve done in the past 50 years. The goal of the program is to do a variety of types of work on our waters including investigating environmental issues related…

Democratic Governor Race Heats Up

Candidate Forum Held in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-The governor’s race is heating up in Minnesota and today all the democratic candidates for the post made a stop in Duluth. A forum was held for all the candidates during AFSCME’s Minnesota Council 5 annual convention at the DECC. It’s not clear which candidate is the frontrunner so far, but today’s event could have a large impact on…

Craft Sale Benefits Local Food Shelves

Saturday: Annual HCE Craft Sale

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend you can collect some cool crafts for a good cause. The HCE (Douglas County Association for Home and Community Education) Annual Craft Sale is Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. You can find it at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in the multipurpose building, which is located at 4700 Tower Ave.,…

Active Adventures: Keeping Your Body Healthy in Cool Weather

In Motion Therapy Physical Therapist Gives Exercise Tips

DULUTH, Minn. – As Fall ushers in cool weather, many Northlanders may feel a change in their body. Annita Winkels, DPT, visited FOX 21 to give some tips on keeping the body feeling great throughout Fall and Winter. Winkels says in temperatures between 35 and 45 degrees the body needs an extra 10 minute warmup before any type of exercise….

Quarantine Duluth Brings Zombies Back to the City

4th Annual Quarantine Duluth is Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend zombies will be filling the streets of Duluth for an annual pub crawl. The 4th Annual Quarantine Duluth is Saturday, October 7. The crawl starts up at 7:00 p.m. and heads to 7 West Taphouse, Aces on First, Carmody Irish Brew Pub, Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub, Flame Nightclub, Red Herring and Spurs on First….