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United Way of Carlton County Connects Residents to Local Resources

Operation Community Connect is an annual event.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The United Way of Carlton County connected residents to local resources during their Annual Operation Community Connect event at Journey Church in Cloquet. Local Service agencies were on hand to provide information to residents who are in need of energy assistance, housing assistance, and much more. Every year the goal for United Way is to offer awareness…

American Airlines Comes to Duluth Int. Airport with Direct Flights to Chicago

New service will provide affordability for Duluth travelers.

DULUTH, Minn.- American Airlines brings this new direct service to provide even more affordability to travelers in Duluth. Starting in May four daily non–stop flights will be offered two from Duluth and two returns from O’Hare in Chicago. It has been a three year process to get these American Airlines flights in motion, but airport officials are hoping this will…

Ruby’s Pantry Continues to Help Federal Employees Going Without Pay

$10 donation accepted from furloughed workers.

CLOQUET, Minn. – As the prolonged government shutdown reaches day 33, Ruby’s Pantry at the Cloquet National Guard continues to help furloughed workers provide food and supplies for their families. Federal employees, not receiving a pay check due to the shutdown, were able to pick up meat, bread, milk, toilet paper and other personal products for $10. Seeing furloughed workers…

Local Establishment Staying Warm During the Cold

Vita Pizza uses stove to stay warm this Winter season

DULUTH, MN- With the colder weather we are expecting over the next week or so, Vita’s Pizza staff is using their toasty oven to stay warm. Their wood stove they use to cook the pizzas can reach a thousand degrees, which they are more than happy with on a cold Minnesota day. If you don’t feel like heading dow n…

Jayme Closs Will Receive $25,000 in Reward Money

Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Will Give Reward Money Directly To Closs

BARRON, Wis. (AP) Hormel Foods and Jennie-O say they’ll donate the $25,000 it had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs directly to the 13-year-old girl. Jayme was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, on Oct. 15 and both of her parents were killed. She escaped 88 days later. Twenty-one -year-old Jake Patterson is charged with…

Duluth Warming Center Activation: January 23 – 24

Overnight Temps to Reach Below Zero

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Warming Center will be open for those in need January 23 and January 24. Temperatures are expected to reach zero degrees or below overnight. The Warming Center Hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The center is located at 5830 Grand Avenue. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Cook Homicide Suspect Pleads Guilty to Killing Girlfriend

Sentencing is Scheduled for February 25

DULUTH, Minn. – An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend and burying her remains in a shallow grave on a property near Cook. Forty-year-old Daniel Lynn pleaded guilty to second-degree murder without intent on Wednesday for the murder of 28-year-old Christina Woods. Woods’ remains were found on July 2 in a shallow grave on a property owned…

Two Duluth men Convicted of Trafficking Teenage Girl for sex

FBI and Duluth Police Combined to Investigate

DULUTH, Minn. – Two Duluth men have been convicted in federal court of trafficking a 15-year-old girl for sex. A jury in Duluth found 44-year-old Amos Kiprop Koech guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking of a minor. Koech’s alleged co-conspirator, 33-year-old Andre Mathis Jr., pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor…

Duluth Intl. Airport Announces American Airlines Service to Chicago

The Service Will add Four Daily Flights

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth International Airport officials along with Duluth Mayor Emily Larson held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to announce the addition of American Airlines direct daily flights to and from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The service will add four daily flights; two originating from Chicago and two originating from Duluth. The airport currently offers three daily nonstop flights…

Bong Veterans Historical Center to Host Three Escape Rooms

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is Celebrating 2018 Attendance Numbers, Three New Escape Rooms will Also Debut in February

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Exciting, new adventures are in store for the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior. The Center is celebrating an increase of nearly 1,300 paid visitors in 2018 compared to 2017. This is the second highest attendance increase in the center’s history and the highest paid attendance in ten years. “We have continued our commitment to…

Fitger’s to Host Cutest Puppy Contest Saturday

The Annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy of the Northland Contest is Happening Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all cute puppies of the Northland! You’re invited to bring your puppy, or stop by to witness the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy Contest on Saturday, January 26. The event is taking place at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. Registration is free and will start at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. This event is free…

No Sweethearts Candy This Valentine’s Day

The Popular Candy Will Return in 2020

(AP) – For the first time since 1901, the run-up to Valentine’s Day won’t include store shelves stocked with the classic Sweethearts candy. New England Confectionery Company (Necco), the Massachusetts-based candy manufacturer behind a slew of iconic brands dating to the 19th century, shut down after filing for bankruptcy in July. The good news for patient fans is that Clark…

DNA linked LPN to baby of Incapacitated Woman

Sutherland was one of her Caregivers at the Center

PHOENIX (AP) — A nurse who was looking after an incapacitated woman at long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family who didn’t know she was pregnant by giving birth to a baby boy, Phoenix police said Wednesday. Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, on suspicion of…

St. Bernard Survives 17 Days in Minnesota Cold

Old Lady's Leash got Tangled in the Woods

(courtesy: Fox 9)ZIMMERMAN, Minn. — A St. Bernard who ran away from a foster home in Minnesota has been found alive after surviving 17 days in freezing temperatures. Ruff Start Rescue director Azure Davis says she wasn’t sure the 10-year-old dog named Old Lady was alive after so much time had passed. Old Lady bolted from her foster home Jan….

Hairball Coming to Wessman Arena in April

Tickets are on Sale now

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The popular 80’s cover band, Hairball is coming to the Wessman Arena on Saturday, April 6. Joining them on stage will be special guest Chris Hawkey – 3 Decades of Rock. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are available at Wessman Arena,…

Great Outdoors: Breathe Warmer With Lungplus

The Arctic Cold Blast Returns, Here's Some Useful Ways To Stay Warmer

DULUTH, Minn. — As the brutal cold temperatures return with a vengeance, ways to stay warm are important and crucial. Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot introduces us to the LUNG PLUS. “It’s a mouth worn, re-heater and humidifier.” explains the distributor of Lungplus, Eve Graves. It’s held by small flaps that you place in front of your teeth.  As you breathe…

Nerds Take Over Teatro Zuccone

Monthly Nerd Ted Talks

DULUTH, Minn.- Some Nerds of the Northland (as they proudly call themselves) gathered at Zeitgeist Teatro Zuccone. Nerd Nite Duluth is a theater-based production of so-called “geeky” presentations, games, and laughter. Think of it like a Nerd Ted Talk, according to organizers. For Tuesday’s Nerd Nite, young people took the stage, presenting for 15 minutes or less. The “Nerd Nite…

Learning About Elementary Schools at Twin Ports School Fair

Parents Talk with Teachers, Get Information

DULUTH, Minn.- Parents got a one stop shop for choosing an elementary school for their kids at the Robert Powless Center on Tuesday night. The 3rd Annual Twin Ports Area Elementary School Fair allowed parents to talk to teachers and administrators, get enrollment info, and hear about before and after school programs for about 10 different twin ports schools. The…

The Lake Superior Ice Festival Cometh

Snow Slide is Up as City Gears Up

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Every year the Lake Superior Ice Festival promises to be bigger and better, showing that cold and snow doesn’t keep Northlanders inside, but brings them outside in a big way. A fan favorite at the free festival, the big snow slide is already up, towering over Barker’s Island Marina. Attendees this year have some new attractions to look…

Holiday Center Supports Local Businesses at Marketplace Tuesday

"It's very motivating and exciting."

  DULUTH, Minn.- Locally sourced foods, products and crafts were up for sale from a variety of vendors in Duluth to those walking within the Skywalk system. Guests also enjoyed food and hair demonstrations. Belle Adventure Salon owner says she appreciates the Holiday Center for hosting Marketplace Tuesday. “Its really about collaboration, but also the support they are giving us…

Opposing Groups Rally Outside Women’s Health Center on the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

The 7-2 decision protected women's privacy rights under the 14th Amendment.

  DULUTH, Minn.- On January 22, 1973, a Supreme Court ruling established a woman’s legal right to choose abortion and after forty six years communities are still divided in their opinions on this controversial topic. A large cross held in the air as a pro–life group walks back and forth in front of the only abortion clinic in Duluth. Cars…

Cloquet man Injured in Head-on Crash

The Driver of the Truck was not Injured

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption BROOKSTON, Minn. – A Cloquet man was transported to a Cloquet hospital following a head on collision Tuesday morning. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says officers responded to a two vehicle collision at approximately 9:18 a.m. in the 4900 Block of Highway 31 in…

Memorial Service to be Held Friday for K-9 Haas

Parking is Free for the Memorial Service

DULUTH, Minn. – A public memorial service will be held for K-9 Haas on Friday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. K-9 Haas was killed earlier this month during a domestic assault call on West Skyline Parkway. Doors to the service will open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday with the services starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Harborside Ballroom at…

Lourey, Lee vie in Democratic Primary for Senate Seat

Republicans Holds a two Seat Edge in Senate

(AP) – Democrats Stu Lourey and Michelle Lee are vying in a primary for an open state Senate seat. The District 11 seat opened when Lourey’s father, Tony Lourey, was named state Human Services commissioner earlier this month. Tuesday’s winner will face Rep. Jason Rarick, a Republican from Pine City, and Legal Marijuana Now candidate John Birrenbach of Pine City…

Bill Requiring Hands-Free Phones for Drivers Passes First Test

A House Transportation Committee Approve the Bill Monday

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A bill to require motorists to use hands-free devices when talking on the phone while driving has passed its first committee stop in the Minnesota Legislature. A House transportation committee approved the bill on a unanimous voice vote Monday after hearing emotional testimony from several people who lost loved ones in crashes caused by drivers who…

Environmental Groups Appeal PolyMet Mine Permits

PolyMet Says They can Mine Without Harming the Environment

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Environmental groups are appealing air and water permits approved for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The groups argue the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency ignored evidence that PolyMet intends to process more ore daily than called for in its air permit. And they argue the company’s water permit improperly allows pollutants to be discharged…

Man Waving Down Plow Truck hit by car on Highway 53

The Road Conditions Were Snowy and icy

DULUTH, Minn. – A Two Harbors man sustained serious injuries Tuesday morning after being struck by a car on Highway 53. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the 23-year-old male was driving southbound on Highway 53 when his Ford Ranger went into the ditch at Murphy Lake around 5:00 a.m. Tuesday. The male stood in the lane to wave down…

Miller Park Won’t be Called Miller Park in 2021

American Family Will Take Over Rights in 2021

(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE – The home of the Milwaukee Brewers will be renamed when MillerCoors’ naming rights expire following the 2020 season. MillerCoors said in a statement Tuesday the rights to Miller Park will go to American Family Insurance beginning in 2021. MillerCoors said American Family proactively pitched the Brewers “an incredibly rich offer” for future naming rights to the…

St. Louis County Board Gives Final Approval for Special Election for Stauber’s Seat

Primary to be Held on May 4

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis County Board has given final approval for a special election to begin the process of filling the vacated seat held formerly by Congressman Pete Stauber. According to officials the primary will be held on May 14 followed by an August 13 general election. The filing period will begin February 19 and will go through…

Superior Crash Victim Identified

The Crash Remains Under Investigation

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A man who died after his vehicle went over the side of the Belknap Street and US Highway 2 viaduct in Superior has been identified. Authorities say the victim of the crash was 60-year-old Jeffrey Dean Alexander of Superior. Police believe icy road conditions were a contributing factor in the crash. Alexander’s vehicle was traveling west on…

Minnesota Travelers are Enduring Some of the Longest Screening Waits in the Nation

Omar Will Hold a News Conference Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS – Air travelers in Minnesota are enduring some of the longest screening waits in the nation, and it’s caught the attention of Rep. Ilhan Omar. The Minneapolis Democrat is highlighting those wait times as the federal government shutdown moves into its second month. She plans a news conference Tuesday from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where the average wait…

Minnesota Native Dies from Injuries in New Mexico Avalanche

Borg-Massanari was Raised in Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. — A second person who died from injuries sustained in an avalanche at a northern New Mexico ski resort is a Minnesota native. The deceased skier has been identified by family as 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari, who was raised in Brainerd. Borg-Massanari moved to Vail, Colorado from Minnesota to attend Colorado Mountain College. He worked for an outdoor equipment…

Wisconsin Evers to Deliver First State of the State Speech

Evers Will Speak at 7:00 p.m.

(AP Photo/Andy Manis)MADISON, Wis. – New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is set to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature. Evers, a Democrat, is slated to speak in the state Assembly chambers at 7 p.m. It will be the first time in eight years someone other than former Republican Gov. Scott Walker has delivered the…

Glensheen Mansion Offers Flashlight Tours Through March

Flashlight Tours will Happen Every Friday and Saturday Through March 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Glensheen Mansion is bringing back flashlight tours as bitter winter weather continues in the Northland. The darkened fun will run through Saturday, March 16, with tours taking place every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Included with the price of admission, guests will receive a branded Glensheen Flashlight tour pint glass with a sippy…

Hannah Johnson Fabrics Expanding in Lakeside Location

Hannah Johnson Fabrics will Host a Grand Re-Opening Event Thursday, January 24

DULUTH, Minn. – More fabric and fun will soon be available for quilters in the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood. The owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics is expanding. The growth comes after Johnson’s Bakery vacated their Lakeside location in 2018. “Who would have ever known? I never thought I’d be here for ten years,” said Janet Anelli, Owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics….

High Court Lets Military Implement Transgender Restrictions

Cases Will Continue to Move Through Lower Courts

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue. The high court on Tuesday reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans. But the high court for now declined to take up cases about the plan. The…

One Dead After ATVs Break Through ice on Lake Winnebago

Two All-Terrain Vehicles Broke Through the ice

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – One man is dead after two all-terrain vehicles broke through the ice on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac County. Authorities say a 55-year-old man was traveling in a group of ATV riders near the Fond du Lac River Monday about 9:30 p.m. when his vehicle broke through the ice. Another ATV carrying a 23-year-old…

Superior Skiing: Free This Week

Free Ski Week in Conjunction with Lake Superior Ice Festival

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The heart of the winter brings with it the annual Lake Superior Ice Festival. In conjunction with the festival, the city of Superior has made all of its cross-country ski trails free through the end of the festival on the 27th. Over 27 kilometers (about 17 miles) of groomed trails are wide open for use. They’re broken up…

Residents Meet to Discuss Future of Duluth Public Golf, Hear Potential Plans

Open Gathering Meeting Held at UMD

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s no secret that municipal golf courses nationwide are experiencing trouble with attendance and sales, and Duluth is no exception. Lester and Enger Park golf courses accrued more than two million dollars in debt over the last two decades, causing the city to reevaluate their value. A group called “Friends of Duluth Public Golf” held a meeting at UMD…

Nailing Down Issues for 34th Annual Superior Days

Planning Meeting Goes Over What Group is Taking to Madison

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In less than a month delegates from the superior area will be heading to Madison to lobby state lawmakers on local political issues. It will be the 34th Annual Superior Days. Earlier today a community planning meeting was held at WITC Superior. At the meeting they were able to nail down 3 key issues they will take to…

Girl Scouts Troop Raises Money for CPR Classes with a Bake Sale

Troop learns the value of earning their own money.

DULUTH, Minn.- A few girl scouts hosted a bake sale at the Holiday center in Downtown Duluth. Troop 4287 sold a variety of treats like baked cookies and brownies, to raise money for CPR and babysitting classes. Troop leader says it’s a great lesson for the six graders. “It’s a good life skill they are getting to an age where…

Local Leaders Hosts First Ever MLK Day March and Rally in Virginia

"He was the symbol that drove diversity and acceptance."

  VIRGINIA, Minn.- For the first time in Virginia, hundreds marched from city hall to Virginia High School to embrace diversity within the community in honor Dr. Martin Luther King. Cold crisp air hit the many faces of a community marching to welcome the love of humanity and the inclusion of all people. The Diversity Committee of Mesabi Range College…

12-year-old Girl Dies When Snow Fort Collapses

The Girls Were Play Outise Rothem Church

(courtesy: Fox 9)ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl has died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church in suburban Chicago. Arlington Heights police are calling the death a “tragic accident.” Police say the girl, Esther Jung, was playing with a 9-year-old girl in the snow outside Rothem Church on Sunday. Their families began…