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Syd’s Angels Raise Awareness About Bullying

Biker Organization Helps School Districts Find Bullying Solutions

PROCTOR, Minn. – Syd’s Angels Bikers Against Bullying was formed in June 2016 after founder Greg Carson saw a disturbing internet video of a fifteen year old girl being beaten. “It really struck a chord and it’s almost like something snapped,” said Greg Carson, President and Co-Founder of Syd’s Angels. “It’s like enough is enough. It’s time to stand up…

Chester Bowl Fall Festival to Attract Thousands

If Rain Postpones the Event, Fall Fest Would Move to Sunday, September 17 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend over 8,000 people will pack into one Duluth Park and celebrate the changing of seasons. The 33rd Annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival is scheduled to start Saturday morning at 9:30 and go until 4:30 p.m. Organizers will make an official call around 6:00 a.m. Saturday if the event is postponed due to rain. They say…

Duluth Library Foundation Hosts Fundraiser for Northland Children

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, September 16 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., the Duluth Library Foundation will host their 6th Annual Learning and Libations at the Library. This event consists of food, fun, entertainment, along with dazzling conversation with the best and brightest of Duluth. From a silent auction to chats on human genetics and technological advances, staff and volunteers…

Hundreds Flock to Hawk Ridge for Annual Fall Migration

Organizers Expect the Great Fall Migration to Happen this Saturday, September 16 at Hawk Ridge Observatory in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, September 16, hundreds will gather at Hawk Ridge Observatory in Duluth to see the fall migration of birds. Visitors from as far away as Sweden are known to come for the annual event. Different species will be making their way south as cooler temperatures push into the Northland. Organizers say the weekend of events is…

Moving to the Music with Sterling Silver Dance Studio

In This Week's Active Adventures, Meteorologist William Seay Practices His Dance Moves with Sterling Silver Studio in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay tackles the dance floor with Sterling Silver Dance Studio in Superior. The friendly staff taught William a few basic moves to the music, and from there, the rest was history. The crew rehearsed a short routine, and told William he was on his way to becoming a professional….

Epicurean Has New Home

The Business Moved to Superior in January

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The business Epicurean has moved its headquarters to Connors Point in Superior. The business makes a variety of kitchen tools and cutting boards. The new 60,000 square-foot facility actually opened in January, but renovations were recently completed at the new site. The new building will allow the business to expand which means they will now have a factory outlet…

Little Foresters Experience New Cabin Classroom

The Secret Forest Playschool Raised Funds for Months Before Building the Cabin Classroom

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Northland youngsters now have the chance to enjoy their unique new classroom. After months in the making, the doors are now open at the Secret Forest Playschool’s Cabin Classroom. Founded five years ago, Owner Meghan Morrow utilized a space in the East Ridge Community Church until the congregation decided to expand on the property….

Historical Society Brings Past to Life within Cemetery

3rd Annual Living History Walk is Saturday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend the history of Douglas County is coming to life in a place reserved for the dead. The Living History Walk is Saturday, September 16 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The walk will be at the Greenwood Cemetery, 8402 Tower Avenue Superior, WI 54880. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, $7 Veterans, $5…

JJ Astor Makes Fall Favorites in Preparation for New Menu

Cooking Connection: JJ Astor

DULUTH, Minn. – JJ Astor, the revolving restaurant in the Radisson in Duluth, has hired a new Executive Chef and is creating an updated menu. The new Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage, Bob Boyd, joined FOX 21 in the kitchen for this week’s Cooking Connection. JJ Astor Restaurant and Lounge is located in the Radisson at 505…

Final Preparations Before North Shore Inline Marathon

The Race Weekend Kicks Off Friday with the Inline Marathon Expo

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the largest inline marathon in North America will kick off near Two Harbors with a finish line in Duluth’s Canal Park. It’s time once again for the 22nd Annual North Shore Inline Marathon. Nearly 2,000 athletes are registered throughout a series of six different races. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, but those interested…

Color Run Looks to Brighten Bayfront Festival Park

The Color Run 5K Will Happen Sunday, September 17, Starting at 9:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Color Run will return to Bayfront Festival Park on Sunday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. On Wednesday, dance club students from Duluth Denfeld gave FOX 21’s Brett Scott a preview of what runners can expect. The event is meant to bring Northlanders together for a morning of colorful fun, with a mist of neon color, foam…

Denfeld Students Prepare to Volunteer at Color Run

Registration Continutes Throughout Sunday Morning as Runners Prepare to be Dashed with Color

DULUTH, Minn. – The Color Run will return to Bayfront Festival Park on Sunday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. On Wednesday, dance club students from Duluth Denfeld gave FOX 21’s Brett Scott a preview of what runners can expect. The event is meant to bring Northlanders together for a morning of colorful fun, with a mist of neon color, foam…

Animal Answers: Bringing Barn Cats Home This Fall

Local Shelters See Abundance of Barn Cat Adoptions in the Fall

DULUTH, Minn. – Shelter animals in the Northland typically find homes rather quickly, however, some animals are less appealing, due to a slight temperament or lack of social well-being. Local shelters want to remind Northlanders now is the perfect time to look at adopting a barn cat if you’re in need of an extra helper around the farm. “Barn cats…

Fall Colors Popping Up on the Range

Minnesota Color Map Indicates Range at 50 Percent Capacity for Fall Colors Near Tower

TOWER, Minn. – Fall colors are starting to appear in the Northland. According to the Minnesota Fall Color Map, portions of the state are at 50 percent capacity for color. This color explosion is helping bring tourists to the area. “You still got plenty of light hours during the day, trees are just starting to turn colors, and every day you’re…

Life House Raises Money for New Shelter

The Loft Shelter Will Provide a Place for up to Ten Homeless and Street Youth on Any Given Night

DULUTH, Minn. – Morning commuters in Duluth took it upon themselves to pull over along First Street Tuesday morning. Life House, an organization providing homeless and street youth ages 12-25 with unconditional support, hosted their 2nd Annual ‘Drive Up The Change’ event. Money collected will go toward the facility’s new emergency shelter atop the First Street location. The shelter plans…

Ethnic Days to Feature Slovenian Button Box Player

Gary New Duluth Hosts "Ethnic Days" at New Pavilion This Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend Ethnic Days is taking over Gary New Duluth. There will be performances by The Singing Slovenes with special guest performers. Gasper Krek, visiting from Slovenia, will play the button box. The Sam Miletich Tamburica Ensemble will also perform. There will also be Kolo dance instruction, face painting and ethnic food available. This will all be…

Duluth Woman’s Club Receives Historical Designation

Northland Uncovered: Duluth Heritage Preservation Landmark

DULUTH, Minn. – In Duluth, historical buildings fill the town and old mansions line the streets, giving beautiful views for visitors to enjoy. One Duluth home is now recognized as a Duluth Heritage Preservation Landmark. The women of the Duluth Woman’s Club are continuing a tradition. “We all feel like it’s a very special place and it’s home,” explained Ellie…

Grand Rapids Getting Ready for Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener

Groups are Looking for Volunteers to Help Out

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.-It’s still a few months away, but that’s not stopping organizers in Grand Rapids from preparing for the 2017 Minnesota governor’s deer season opener. Governor Mark Dayton will head into the woods near Grand Rapids to kick off the season Saturday, Nov. 4. Right now organizers are looking for your help. Dozens of volunteer opportunities are still available….

Local Leaders Seek Community Input on Future of Canal Park

Imagine Canal Park 2035

DULUTH, Minn. – Imagine Canal Park is a new initiative with the goal to make that area a spot for residents and not just tourists. In June, Duluth received a grant from the Knight Foundation to look at ways to further engage and create a common public space for residents to increase social interaction and connect with their city. The…

Food Banks Seek Donations in September

Coffee Conversation: Hunger Action Month

DULUTH, Minn. – This month people across the country are doing what they can to help the hungry. September is annually recognized as Hunger Action Month. This is meant to encourage people to donate to their local food banks. Shaye Moris, the Executive Director of Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, says monetary donations go the farthest. The food bank…

Minnesota Fall Color Finder Now Live

Website Shows Where Fall Colors Are

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota DNR’s Fall Color Finder is live. The tool shows where all the peak fall colors are throughout the state. To learn more about the website visit this link: http://dnr.state.mn.us/fall_colors/index.html. Categories: Links, News, News – Latest News Tags: DULUTH NEWS

Mesabi Metallics and Cliffs Involved in Lawsuit

Both Companies Are Major Players in Ore Industry

DULUTH, Minn.-A lawsuit has developed on the Iron Range by two major players in the ore industry. Mesabi Metallics has filed a lawsuit against Cleveland Cliffs, according to the Wall Street Journal. Mesabi Metallics, which is trying to begin construction again on a Nashwauk mining project, is having trouble getting the funding to do so. They are alleging that Cliffs…

Largest Farmers’ Market in Region Coming to Duluth this Weekend

Saturday: 24th Annual Harvest Festival

DULUTH, Minn. -Fresh produce and sustainable energy are the focus of a festival in Duluth this weekend. The 24th Annual Harvest Festival will be held in Bayfront Festival Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 9. This festival is considered one of the largest farmers’ markets in the region. In the park visitors can enjoy live music,…

New Duluth Fitness Center Features “9 Rounds”

9Round is Latest Kickboxing Gym to Open in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – A new fitness center has opend in Duluth. 9Round Fitness is a kickboxing gym. It features a nine round, 30 minute workout to help clients get a good workout in during a short amount of time. The workout is a for the entire body, and trainers are on hand to guide clients. The fitness center also offers…

Local Red Cross Volunteers Helping With Hurricane Relief

Red Cross Officials May Soon Move Resources to Help With Irma Recovery

DULUTH, Minn. – With Hurricane Harvey and now Irma planning her destruction, the Red Cross is finding itself a little thin with volunteers. Volunteers from the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross are in Texas now, but as Hurricane Irma blows through the Caribbean, more volunteers may soon be needed elsewhere. Those fourteen local volunteers are operating shelters, and…

Hair Stylist Giving Back to Harvey Victims

All Donations Going to Charity

DULUTH, Minn.-One local hair stylist at Vain Salon is trying to help out Hurricane Harvey victims. All of the money she makes today cutting hair is being donated to Harvey Victims through the charity Matthew 25 Ministries. She told us, that even her tips and some funds she gets from selling hair products will also be donated. “I just felt…

St. Luke’s Doctors Host Cancer Survivorship Lecture

Doctors Focus on Breast Cancer Survivorship

DULUTH, Minn. -St. Luke’s Hospital is continuing a cancer survivorship lecture series. This month doctors are focusing on breast cancer survivorship. Dr. Kerri Harting, a breast radiologist at St. Luke’s Breast Center, will be discussing the importance of breast imaging. She’ll focus on breast imaging tools, their use and the importance of breast imaging in screening for breast cancer. It’s…

Pita Pit Offers Healthy Option for Football Season

Cooking Connection: Pita Pit

DULUTH, Minn. – As football season begins, many Northlanders will be watching the game with friends. In place of unhealthy tailgating food, Pita Pit offers a delicious and healthy option. This morning, Indiana Molitor visited FOX 21 to chat about some tasty options. Molitor says it’s easy to order for groups, just stop in the store or give them a…

Parenting Again, Raising a Second Generation

Preregistration Required for the Course; If Enough Support is Gathered, Winter Classes Could be Offered

PROCTOR, Minn. – Many communities across the Northland are seeing a rise when it comes to parents abusing drugs and alcohol. Children are being taken from homes and grandparents are stepping up to care for their grandchildren. It’s why one Duluth woman has chosen to develop a new program known as parenting again. The class, specializing in raising a second…

Fast Cars to Fill Garfield Avenue This Weekend

Kia of Duluth Drag Races

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the City of Duluth will be filled with revving engines and fast cars for the Annual Kia of Duluth Drag Races. Cars will be filling Garfield Avenue Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 for the car show and races. Preliminary races will be held Saturday, with elimination races taking place on Sunday. The car…

19th Annual Cause for the Paws Fundraiser Happening Saturday

All Proceeds will Benefit the Humane Socitey of Douglas County

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Furry friends will guide their humans along the Osaugie Trail in Superior Saturday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. The 19th Annual Cause for the Paws Walk/Run will be raising funds to support the shelter. Money raised goes toward medical costs, food and other various expenses at the shelter. Animals are welcome to tag along for the walk/run. A…

Yoga Studio Offers Class for Harvey Relief

JEM Yoga & Massage Donated Proceeds to J.J. Watt Foundation and Houston Humane Society

DULUTH, Minn. – JEM Yoga and Massage in Duluth held a sixty minute yoga class, accepting donations from anyone wanting to join, and will donate all the proceeds to Hurricane Harvey relief. The Labor of Love Yoga Flow was a unique opportunity for Northlanders to give back. “Being able to offer something for the community which then helps another community…

Lost Foresters Raise Funds for Orphans in Uganda

Every Labor Day, the Krohn's Organize a Series of Races at Pine Valley Park in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn – Dozens of hearty Northlanders chose to spend their Labor Day morning by waking up early and making their way to Pine Valley Park in Cloquet for a tradition one family started many years ago. Now, the excitement is growing and the fun is expanding into the ‘lost forest.’ “It’s just so Minnesotan, it’s awesome,” said Brian Krohn,…

Northlanders Celebrate Labor Day with Picnic, Parade

DULUTH, Minn. – Today is Labor Day and celebrations are taking place across the Northland. One annual event is the Labor Day Picnic in Bayfront Festival Park. The event features free food, beverages, games and kids activities all for free. Cloquet and Virginia are also hosting Labor Day events. For information on all events happening around the state, head to…

Boat Tour Offers Fun, Educational Ride Along St. Louis River

Coffee Conversation: St. Louis River Alliance

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is once again heading out on the water to educate Northlanders about the estuary. There will be a boat tour on the Vista Star Thursday, September 7 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Boarding will begin at 5:30 p.m. The river alliance will highlight clean-up projects, successes and future vision of the estuary….

North Shore Adventure Park Looks Toward Future Growth

A Farmers Market and LIVE Music are Planned for the Upcoming Weeks

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Exciting events are planned for the new North Shore Adventure Park in Silver Bay. The natural rock climbing wall dubbed ‘Eleanor’ opened three months ago and investors say they’re already receiving rave reviews from visitors. The park is located just off Highway 61 where an old gas station sat vacant for years. Now, aside from climbing,…

Gas Prices Going Up in Minnesota

Prices Also Going Up Nationally

DULUTH, Minn.-Gas prices are spiking nationwide since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast. Triple-A says the national average for a price of a gallon went up 7 cents today to $2.52 nationally. The Minnesota average currently rests at about $2.42 a gallon, according to minnesotagasprices.com. Nearly 30 percent of America’s refining capacity along the Gulf Coast has either shut down…

Rummage for Rescue: Supporting Friends of Animals Humane Society

CLOQUET, Minn. – Garage sale-ing season is underway and one big rummage sale this weekend will help Northland animals looking for new homes. This is one of the biggest fundraisers for Friends of Animals Humane Society. The Rummage for Rescue sale is taking place at the Cloquet Armory on Saturday, August 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is…

Pride Festival Begins in Twin Ports

Festivities Continue Through Sunday

  DULUTH, Minn.-Tonight the Duluth Superior-Pride Festival kicks off in the Twin Ports with a proclamation from mayors from around the Northland. Tomorrow several parties and a picnic will be held. The fun continues Saturday with a festival in Bayfront Park along with a family 5-K on the Waterfront Trail. It’s call capped off Sunday with the Pride Parade which…

Lucky’s 13 Chopped Salad with a Twist

Cooking Connection: Lucky's 13 Pub

DULUTH, Minn. – Lucky’s 13 Pub has been in Duluth since February and so far business is going well for the restaurant. The pub offers several selections on their menu and has many tap beers and cocktails. For this week’s Cooking Connection FOX 21’s William Seay learned how to make the restaurant’s “13” Chopped Salad. “13” Chopped Salad: Lettuce Kidney…

Rat Rods to Fill Mahtowa Labor Day Weekend

Rat Rod Rendezvous to Celebrate Nine Years

MAHTOWA, Minn. – A tradition taking over downtown Mahtowa each Labor Day weekend is continuing as the 9th Annual Rat Rod Rendezvous starts up Saturday. Car lovers will be bringing their rat rods from all over the country. The show is taking place Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd. There will be live music, a golf tournament and a…

Water Drive to Support those Affected by Tropical Storm Harvey

Local Businessman to Travel to Texas

DULUTH, Minn. – A local Duluth man is heading to Texas this weekend to help those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey and he’s asking for help. Mike Letica is hosting a Water Drive on Thursday, August 31 from noon to 7 p.m. at Denfeld High School. Letica is asking for donations of water, cots, air mattresses, medical supplies, cash donations…

American Red Cross: How Northlanders Can Support Harvey Victims

Monetary Donations Encouraged by Red Cross Officials

DULUTH, Minn. – Tropical Storm Harvey is causing devastation in Texas with thousands evacuated and mutiple deaths reported. As people around the country try to help those affected, the American Red Cross is doing whatever they can to help as well. Dan Williams, the Executive Director of the American Red Cross serving Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, stopped by FOX 21…

Duluthians Travel to Texas for Animal Rescue

A Group Leaves for Texas Saturday to Rescue Dogs in Overpopulated Shelters in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

DULUTH, Minn. – Hurricane Harvey is taking a devastating toll on millions in Texas. Many are facing life or death situations. It’s a reality also hitting hard for many furry friends. Harvey is leaving thousands howling for help. Animals are stuck in Texas shelters looking for a life saver. “It’s awful, they need help. There are so many dogs that…

Wisconsin Teen to Compete in Junior Iditarod

Talia Martens of Brule Is Asking for Community Support to Send Her to 2018 Race

DULUTH, Minn. – A sixteen year old musher from Brule is on a mission to compete in the 2018 Junior Iditarod in Alaska. Talia Martens made her announcement Tuesday at Yappy Hour in the Fitger’s Courtyard, and of course her lead dog was with her. Talia has the backing of John Beargrease Sled Dog marathon champion Jamie Nelson who has…