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Bake Sale Raises Money for Child Abuse Victims

First Witness Child Advocacy Center Hosts Bake Sale at Holiday Center

DULUTH, Minn.- A Duluth organization sold some sweet treats today, to benefit victims of child abuse. First Witness Child Advocacy Center sold baked goods donated by their board of directors and their friends and family at the Holiday Center. Organizers say, the sale’s impact is far-reaching. “Spreading the word about First Witness, and how important it is to our community…

60th Annual Christmas City of the North Parade Travels Through Duluth

The parade started near Fitgers and ran through Superior Street to 4th Avenue East.

DULUTH, Minn. – The 60th annual parade took place this evening, traveling through downtown Duluth on Superior Street. The long–standing holiday tradition is great for people to keep coming back each year. “This will be our fourth so it’s been a great even to be a part of, and we really enjoy it obviously we’re having fun with it. Just…

The End for Unique Retailer in Superior

Restore Closing

  SUPERIOR, Wisc.- After more than 5 years a unique Superior retailer will be closing. The restore, which benefits the local division of habitat for humanity will be shutting its doors by the end of the year. The retailer is well known for providing the Superior community with discounted materials for home improvement projects. Most of these materials are left…

UMD Sorority Prepares to Help Local Students

School Supply Drive

  DULUTH, Minn.- One sorority at University of Minnesota Duluth is working with five local schools to help prepare students for learning. Phi Sigma Sigma hosted a two day school supply drive at the UMD Kirby Student Center in an effort to help students less fortune. More than 75% of students in the area qualify for free lunch.Organization leaders expressed…

Seventh Graders Learn Life-Saving Skills in Duluth

CPR training for Duluth's youth

  DULUTH, Minn.- Some Northland seventh graders have picked up some new skills thanks to the Superior Fire Department. More than three hundred students were trained in CPR and many other life–saving capabilities. The Superior Fire Department partnered with Enbridge Energy to provide the training. A grant from Enbridge also provides funding for the Superior Fire Department to also train…

Expansion Plans for a Local Family Owned Business

Moline Machinery Expands

  DULUTH, Minn.- Some big changes are coming for a long time business in West Duluth. A nine million dollar expansion is planned for the Moline Machinery plant on South Central Avenue. The fourth generation business now has one hundred thousand square feet of space and the new plans will expand the building by an extra twenty five thousand square…

OMC Smokes Your Turkey

Smokehouse Sells Smoked Turkeys for Thanksgiving

DULUTH, Minn.-As many across the Northland are planning their Thanksgiving meals, some may want to give smoked turkey a try. Until Sunday, OMC Smokehouse is taking orders for their smoked turkeys. For $110.98 you can get a big bird, weighing in at about 22-24 lbs. They come brined with stock at the bottom, ready for pick up anytime next Tuesday…

Wisconsin Deer Hunting Begins as License Sales are Low

Hunting Stores Help Hunters Gear Up

DULUTH, Minn.-With the Wisconsin Gun Deer Opener happening at first light on Saturday, hunting stores like Superior Shooters Supply are helping hunters gear up to start the season. The gleam of polished rifles and the rattling of ammunition boxes mean it’s that time of year: Wisconsin deer hunting begins. Which means products at area hunting stores are flying off the…

Man Sentenced in Assault Over Cigarette

DULUTH, Minn. – Chazz Joseph Smith of Duluth has been sentenced to five years of probation and one in year in jail for the assault of another man over a cigarette. Smith, 22, plead guilty to first degree felony assault for repeatedly punching a man in the head over a cigarette outside of Mr.D’s Bar & Grill in West Duluth…

Reasor Properties Purchases UDAC Building

Work Will Begin on the Building Around November 26

DULUTH, Minn. – According to a recent press release Reasor Properties purchased the UDAC building on Thursday and will repurpose it for office, retail or warehouse space. UDAC purchased the building located at 500 East 10th Street in the 1970’s, but has since moved into the old DBU building in the western end of Duluth. “There are 3.3 acres of…

Governor’s Residence Christmas Tree Harvested From Forest

The Tree Will be lit on November 26

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota foresters have cut down the official state Christmas tree in the Nemadji State Forest. Department of Natural Resources forester Jean Mouelle selected this year’s tree for the governor’s residence in St. Paul. Mouelle says the tree is more than 60 years old and is “an impressive example of a balsam fir.” Each year, DNR staff…

St. Paul Teacher Suspended After 5-Year-old Wanders Away

The Child was Found Nearly a Mile Away From the School

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A St. Paul kindergarten teacher has been suspended after one of her 5-year-old students was found wandering nearly a mile from the elementary school. The Pioneer Press reports that Como Elementary teacher Angela Birchland told investigators that the boy may have walked out of school on May 7 while students were preparing to go home. Birchland…

MNsure new Coverage Enrollments lag due to Medicare Crunch

Just under 2,400 new Enrollees Reported

MINNEAPOLIS  – Sign-ups on Minnesota’s state-run health insurance exchange are lagging behind last year’s pace, and state officials think the unusually busy open enrollment period for Medicare health plans is to blame. MNsure reports just under 2,400 new enrollees through the first two weeks of November. The Star Tribune reports that’s roughly half the 4,700 new sign-ups during the comparable…

Skip the Gym & Hit the ICE!

Active Adventures: Adult Open Skate Ice Skating At Heritage Sports Center Provides A Great Workout

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are ice skating with Meteorologist Brittney Merlot at Duluth’s Heritage Sports Center! It’s a great indoor workout, affordable and for adults only! Check out all the fun Fox 21 had out on the ice in the video above. LOCATION: Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Sports Center COST: $4.00 per adult or a…

Minnesota Governor in Mayo, Suffers Post-Surgery Lung Damage

Dayton Expects to Return to St. Paul in the Coming Days

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s governor says he suffered lung damage while recovering from back surgery, keeping him at Mayo Clinic for more than a month. Gov. Mark Dayton underwent two spinal fusion surgeries last month to improve his leg strength and had been expected to be released within days. He hasn’t been seen publicly since his first surgery Oct….

New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussels & Homemade Sausage Dish

Try Homemade Tangy & Spicy Sausage Paired With Mussels At JJ Astor

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Cooking Connection we are headed up high in the sky to JJ Astor Restaurant and Lounge, atop the Radisson Building in Downtown Duluth. The Executive Chef cooked up New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels and Homemade Sausage. RECIPE: Cover the pan with olive oil, let it heat up. Add sausage, live mussels (unopened, throw opened…

New Superior All-Season ATV/UTV Trail Opens Today

not all Winter Trails are Open

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The newly approved Superior trail route opens to the public today. Last week the Superior City Council voted to approve the new all season ATV/UTV route. The city says that not all winter trails are being opened at this time and will post a separate notice when those trails do open. For an overview of the route…

Experience Gingerbread City Duluth 2018

The 7th Annual Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City Opens Friday, November 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Gingerbread city in Norwegian is pronounced: pepper-kocker-bee-in. Back in 2011, the Duluth Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City started as Son’s of Norway member and Norwegian native, Bente Soderlind’s idea to create a smaller Duluth version of Bergen, Norway’s world’s largest gingerbread city in the world. Volunteers from the Son’s of Norway Norton Lodge and Nordic Center of Duluth will once…

House Passes Bill to Drop Legal Protections for Gray Wolves

Proctections Were Secured in the 1970s

WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since securing protection in the 1970s, wolves…

Jennie-O Recalling Ground Turkey in Salmonella Outbreak

Additional Products Could be Named

(Hormel Foods Corporation via AP)NEW YORK – Jennie-O Turkey recalled packages of ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall was the first — not counting pet food — tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has resulted in one death and 164 reported…

Judge: White House Must Return CNN’s Jim Acosta’s Credential

The Order was Made on Friday Morning

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced his decision following a hearing in Washington. The judge said Acosta’s credentials would be returned immediately and reactivated to allow him access to…

DSSO Presents “Unforgettable Views” Saturday at the DECC

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is Hosting Its Third Concert of the Season; Great Adventures: Unforgettable Views

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra continues its Grand Adventures season as 150 voices and 100 orchestral instruments will fill the hall at “Unforgettable Views” on Saturday, November 17, sponsored by the Pachel Foundation. Music director, Dirk Meyer, along with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus, will take the audience on an emotional…

Apartment Evacuated in Virginia, High Levels of CO Detected

Seven People Were Evacuated

Courtesy: Friends of the Northland FirewireVIRGINIA, Minn. – At least seven people, including small children, were evacuated from an apartment building in Virginia after fire personnel were dispatched to the residence for reports of high levels of carbon monoxide. Virginia and Eveleth fire and EMS personnel responded to the incident in the 100 block of 2nd Street North around 8:40…

One Arrested After Beltrami County boy Shoots, Injures Himself

The Boy's Condition was not Released

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says one person has been arrested after a 10-year-old boy shot himself. Authorities say the boy found an unsecured handgun in his family’s home shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday and suffered a gunshot wound. He was taken to Sanford Hospital in Bemidji. His condition was not released. Sheriff’s officials say an arrest…

String of Daytime Burglaries Reported in Superior

Superior Police Asking Public To Help Solve the Crimes

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  Since November 1st a total of five break ins happened in Superior: one in the UWS area, one in South End, and a couple in Central Park. What has Superior Police baffled: these break–ins all happened in the daytime. So after launching an investigation, they are also asking people to remain extra vigilant, for anything that seems out…

Santa at Miller Hill Mall for Holiday Season

Annual sleepover with Santa welcomed the Christmas icon to Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Just in time for the holiday season, Duluth’s Miller Hill Mall hosted their annual Sleepover with Santa. While waiting for the Christmas icon to show up, kids could work on crafts and games and take pictures with Disney princesses. Some of Santa’s reindeer even came to the mall to meet with families. “It’s a chance for us…

‘Christmas by the Lake’ CD Released for 12th Year

Revenues from CD sales go to the Bluebird Foundation

DULUTH, Minn. – The 12th annual Christmas by the Lake CD was released Thursday at a banquet at the Greysolon Plaza. This year’s album features fore than three hundred local and regional musicians. All proceeds from the CD sales go to the Bluebird Foundation, which has raised more than $30,000 over the last ten years for students in the performing…

“Give to the Max” to Benefit the Masses Across Minnesota

Online donations for non-profits

  DULUTH, Minn.-Numerous non–profits across Minnesota are getting a big boost today, during the annual “Give to the Max” Day. The program is an annual event which allows the Minnesota community to give to their favorite non–profit. One non–profit that benefits from the event is the St. Louis County Historical Society. The group says without events like “Give to the…

“Smoke Out” Day Brings Awareness to Duluth

  DULUTH, Minn.- It’s national “Smoke Out” Day. the FDA is announcing a tougher stand against flavored tobacco products. The goal is getting them out of young people’s hands. The federal agency is moving forward with  plan which would outlaw flavored tobacco products. About half of all U.S. teen cigarette smokers choose menthol flavored cigarettes. Flavored e–cigarettes have been blamed…

Colon Cancer Screening Takes Center Stage in Hermantown

AWARENESS OF COLON CANCER

  HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Today the St. Luke’s Medical Clinic hosted a colon cancer screening in Hermantown. Approximately one in 20 men and women will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their life. The clinic is attempting to bring awareness because one in three people are not keeping up with their annual colon cancer screenings. Several health experts were on hand…

Duluth Fire and St. Luke’s Help with Car Seat Safety

Child Car Seat Safety Clinic Held at Duluth Fire Department

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Center for Disease Control, in one year, more than 618,000 children ages 12 and under rode in a vehicle without a car seat. On Thursday, the Duluth Fire Department and St. Luke’s took measures to change that. At Duluth Fire Station #7, they hosted a totally free Child Car Seat Safety Clinic, where licensed technicians…

Liquor May Soon Flow in Lakeside

Two New Liquor Stores Awaiting Council Approval

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lakeside neighborhood had been dry of alcohol sales for more than 100 years. But alcohol may soon flow there once more. After lifting the ban on liquor in 2016, multiple liquor stores could pop up there in the near future. Whether or not alcohol can be sold off sale in that neighborhood, comes down to the city council’s…

Judge Hears Closing Arguments in UMD Student Murder Case

Judge has Seven Days to Reach a Verdict

DULUTH, Minn. – Closing arguments were heard today in the UMD student murder case. Noah King and four other suspects have been charged in the shooting of 21-year-old UMD student William Grahek. King, 21, is charged with second degree murder, first degree attempted aggravated robbery and two counts of first degree murder with intent while committing a felony. King opted…

Domino’s Pizza Selects Duluth as ‘Paving for Pizzas’ Street Repair Funds Recipient

City Council Will Vote on Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth has been selected to partner with Domino’s Pizza for its “Paving for Pizzas” campaign. The partnership will provide the city with $5,000 in street repair funds to be used to fill potholes between now and July 1. In exchange Duluth will be named an ‘official partner’ of Domino’s Pizza in advertising campaigns. City…

Couple, Homeless man Charged in Charitable Scam

The Couple Raised Over $400,000 on Go Fund Me

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said Thursday. Burlington County prosecutor Scott Coffina announced criminal charges against the couple who…

Drop in Wisconsin Deer Licenses Raises Funding Concerns

Groups are Seeking Alternative Revenue Sources

MADISON, Wis. – A new report by the Wisconsin Policy Forum says the number of deer hunting licenses sold in Wisconsin has dropped, raising concerns about funding for the state’s conservation efforts. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that data from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources show that the state sold about 824,500 deer licenses in 2017, about 50,400 fewer than…

FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Vapes

Flavored E-Cigs Have Been Blames for Increased Teen Vaping

NEW YORK – A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes. Scott Gottlieb of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration disclosed the plans on Thursday. The move represents a major step to further push down U.S….

Sheriff Asks Hunters to Look for Evidence in Disappearance

Closs has Been Missing Since October 15

BARRON, Wis. – The Wisconsin sheriff leading the investigation into the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl and the fatal shootings of her parents is asking hunters for help. The state’s nine-day gun deer hunt begins early Saturday and runs through Nov. 25. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald asked deer hunters Wednesday to report anything suspicious, such as clothing or weapons…

Deadline Approaching for DECC Thanksgiving Homebound Deliveries

The 29th Annual DECC Thanksgiving Buffet is Expected to Serve More Than 5,000 Northlanders This Year

DULUTH, Minn. – 2,200 pounds of turkey, 1,850 pounds of mashed potatoes, 6,000 rolls and bars and 150 gallons of gravy will help make this year’s 29th Annual Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet a success. Homebound deliveries are available this year, with the deadline to register on Friday, November 16. Homebound residents in the Duluth, Superior, Two Harbors and Cloquet areas…

Wisconsin’s Nine day Deer Hunt Begins Saturday

The Season Runs Through November 25

MADSISON, Wis. – The day Wisconsin hunters have been waiting for all year is finally here. The state’s nine-day gun deer hunt begins a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. The season runs through Nov. 25. State Department of Natural Resources officials say Wisconsin experienced a colder and snowier winter in 2017-2018 as well as a late April snowstorm but an excellent…

Sip N’ Shop This Saturday at Letica’s Iron Mug Restaurant

The Inaugural Sip N' Shop Event is Happening Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Local vendors in the community are inviting everyone to visit the inaugural Sip N’ Shop event happening at Letica’s Iron Mug Restaurant Saturday, November 17. The holiday event will feature local vendors, food discounts and fundraising for the Valley Youth Center. The Valley Youth Center looks to help children in the community with academics, living a healthier…

Pam’s Purpose: Heart Petals Helping Heal for the Future

In This FOX 21 Special Report, You'll Meet a Woman in Duluth Making the Most out of a Life Changing Situation

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday, November 15 is World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. In Duluth, Enger Tower will be lit purple, and awareness will be raised across the world. But it doesn’t stop the facts from sounding the alarm. This year, it’s estimated more than 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Health officials say more than 44,000 will die…

Best Christmas Ever Nominations Close Today

Thursday, November 15 is the Final Day to Register a Northland Family in Need for this Year's Best Christmas Ever Giveaway

DULUTH, Minn. – Best Christmas Ever is a non-profit organization working to partner with business leaders and communities across the country to lift up families who have fallen on difficult times due to health conditions and other life challenges. The vision of Best Christmas Ever started when Co-Founder Don Liimatainen began battling Ulcerative Colitis in 2010. It was Christmas Eve,…

Woman who Texted man 696 Times Takes Plea Deal

No Sentencing Date has Been Listed

FOREST CITY, Iowa – A Minnesota woman who authorities say sent 696 text messages to a northern Iowa man in April has taken a plea deal. Winnebago County District Court records say 34-year-old Katie Christian, of Emmons, Minnesota, filed a written guilty plea Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of stalking. Prosecutors agreed to recommend suspended jail time and two years…