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KYN: Superior Porchfest

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Music… a driving force that pulls people together through such feelings of nostalgia, love, and unity. The town of Superior is hosting Porchfest this summer with the hope to spread these feelings through the community. “We have an awesome town, we’re just trying to make it a little bit better so that our neighbors know each other,”…

Superior 4th of July Cancellations

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior decided to cancel its fireworks show and Fourth of July festivities Monday night due to the rain. The company that puts it together needs several hours of dry weather to get it set up and ready to go. Because of the risk of thunderstorms and the cancellation of fireworks, Superior decided not to hold music and…

Busy Holiday Weekend for Liquor Stores

DULUTH, Minn. – With the gloomy weather, one local liquor store was busy Monday morning with people coming in to stock up to celebrate indoors. Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe on London Road has been busy restocking their shelves all weekend as it is one of their busiest times of the year. Management says people started to pour in around 11…

Duluth Pack Offers Free Pair of Socks to First Responders and Military Personnel

On the Fourth of July the Darn Tough Socks are Free to First Responders and Retired or Active Military Personnel When Identification is Provided

Duluth, Minn.–First responders and service members can pick up a free pair of socks on this Independence Day from one local business that wants to honor them. Any police, fire, active duty military member, or veteran can pick them up at Duluth Pack today, as long as they bring their I.D. The company says since it’s products are made in…

Police Find Man Suspected In Shooting At Chicago-Area Parade

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 22-year-old man identified as a person of interest in a shooting during an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago that killed at least six people, wounded at least 30 and sent hundreds of people fleeing was taken into custody Monday evening following an hours-long manhunt, police said. Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen said…

Jet Ski Explodes After Driver Fills It With Gas On Iron Range

A man's jet ski explodes while he's on it, Lake Little 14.

Duluth, MINN.–A jet ski exploded on an Iron Range lake over the weekend right after the driver filled it up with gas. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says it and other agencies were called out to the explosion on Saturday, July 2, at 4:30 p.m. on Lake Little 14, which is about 20 miles Northwest of Virginia. The driver,…

Duluth’s Fourth Fest And Fireworks Postponed After Rainy Independence Day

DULUTH, Minn. — The popular Fourth Fest in Duluth was cancelled by organizers on Monday due to the rainy weather. The DECC says that this not only includes the fireworks show, but also the live music performances and vendors at Bayfront Festival Park. The new tentative date for the festivities is set for this Friday, July 8th. The DECC will…

Northland Larder’s New Food Truck

DULUTH, Minn. – You can catch a new food truck that’s parking right outside the DECC by the Vista Fleet this summer. The Northland Larder food truck is a creation from Brian the Butcher and Chef Hanz. The pair started off with home deliveries and mail orders of Yker Acres’ pork and beef boxes during the pandemic, then grew the…

Hairball Returns to Bayfront

DULUTH, Minn. – Hairball made it’s triumphant return to Bayfront Festival Park Sunday, presenting the holiday weekend with it’s rocking spirit. It was raining when the gates first opened, but that didn’t stop people from pouring in to enjoy the opening acts along with food and drinks. “I’m here for the music, I grew up with rock music all throughout…

Know Your Fireworks Regulations, Safety Before Setting Them Off

DULUTH, Minn. – With the Fourth of July right around the corner, fireworks are taking flight. But before you light that match, you better know the rules. In Minnesota, firecrackers are illegal. Residents can, however, use non-explosives like sparklers and ground snakes. “Minnesota has one of the most restrictive fireworks laws and Wisconsin is not so strict,” says Sergeant Kelly Greenwalt…

FDLTCC Law Enforcement Graduation

CLOQUET, Minn.– The Fond Du Lac Tribal Community College held a graduation ceremony for their Law Enforcement program on Friday. 15 students got their Law Enforcement Professional Skills Training Diploma. Instructors and alumni, like Ian Johnson of the Duluth Police Department, spoke at the ceremony to celebrate the students achievements. Representatives from the local law enforcement were also in attendance….

Public Comment Period Begins For Blatnik Bridge Alternatives

TWIN PORTS – Anyone who uses the Blatnik Bridge to get across the Twin Ports can now help transportation officials plan its replacement. The public comment period is open for people to view the possible locations of the bridge, and whether it should shift slightly west or east of its current position. People can also see different designs for how the…

One Injured After Jet Ski Explodes

KINNEY, Minn. – One person is recovering from injuries after a jet ski exploded Saturday afternoon. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office got word of the accident around 12:47 p.m. July 2, 2022 on Lake Little 14.  That is approximately 15 miles north of Kinney. An investigation determined a 42-year-old Virginia man had just refueled the jet ski and was about…

Jurassic Quest Visits The DECC

DULUTH, Minn.– The DECC ‘roared’ Friday with Jurassic Quest, the worlds largest dino event. Featuring life sized dinosaurs, rides, and fossil exhibits, this event was anything but extinct. A unique exhibit of dino trainers, baby dino’s, and even watching a live raptor show. People were able to get the full interactive adventure of living in the prehistoric ages. The show…

Bayfront Country Jam Begins Holiday Weekend

DULUTH, Minn.– Country Jam is finally here at Bayfront, and the crown is electric. Seeing the largest turnout in the history of Bayfront Country Jam, the park is buzzing with excitement. After a hard few months of preparations to get the event ready, the vibe couldn’t have been better. “It’s actually really exciting. We really started planning this about in…

Historic Flooding Begins to Recede on Northern Lakes

  NORTHLAND. — After nearly two months of historic flooding, the water levels are declining on Kabetogama and Rainy Lakes’s. Although, residents are not out of the wake just yet. Our Northern neighbors have been battling the flood since May. Residents are working daily to keep their homes afloat and they’re also preparing for the months of clean-up efforts to…

Biden Discusses Abortion Access Options With Dem Governors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Democratic governors Friday that he is “looking at all the alternatives” for protecting abortion access following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. One day after returning from international summits in Europe, Biden described the ruling as “tragic” and warned that Republicans could try to enact a nationwide ban on abortion if they retake control…

Job Posting For Chief Of Police Announced

DULUTH, Minn. — On Friday, the City of Duluth announced the job posting for the Chief of Police position opened up. This position will be vacant due to Chief Mike Tusken retiring August 1. The City of Duluth is looking for someone to provide strong and clear leadership to it’s police department. As well as ensure the health and safety…

Wisconsin’s 1st Monkeypox Case Identified, State Health Officials Say

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) identified on Thursday, June 30 the first confirmed case of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in a resident of Dane County. A news release says the patient is currently isolating and the risk remains low for the general public. As of June 30, there have been 396 confirmed monkeypox and orthopoxvirus cases in the United…

Judge Won’t Dismiss Parent Lawsuit In Gabby Petito Slaying

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the parents of Gabby Petito claim that Brian Laundrie told his parents he had killed her before he returned home alone from their western trip. The decision Thursday by Sarasota County Circuit Judge Hunter Carroll means the lawsuit can proceed against Christopher and Robert Laundrie. Petito’s parents,…

Don’t Put Gas Down The Sewer, Met Council Warns After U Of M Sewer Explosion

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Don’t flush gas or other flammable materials down the toilet. This is the message from the Metropolitan Council on Friday after sewer explosions forced evacuations at the University of Minnesota on Thursday. The Met Council says it is monitoring conditions across the sanitary sewer system and at the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday after the explosion on campus….

Don’t Drink And Drive On Land Or Water

MINNESOTA — A lot of people like to have some drinks during the fourth, but extra patrols will be out making sure the waters stay safe. The Minnesota DNR is warning those who plan on driving their boats to stay sober. The DNR says if you are caught drinking while boating, there will be no second chances, and heavy penalties…

Bayfront Kicking Off The Summer

DULUTH, Minn.– Bayfront has brought us countless events already this summer, but they aren’t done yet. A whirlwind of events are happening this coming 4th of July weekend. The preparations are in motion, and the DECC is ready to kick off their family fun events, and some just for the adults. “We’re gonna have something for children. We have Jurassic…

Wheeler Park Opens New Upgraded Equipment

DULUTH, Minn.– It took seven years and more than a million dollars, but today the city of Duluth cut the ribbon on the new and improved Wheeler Athletic Complex. The West Duluth Sports Corridor has been upgraded with new equipment. The goal is to be able to host large tournaments and sports competitions. With the help from grants and donations…

Bayfront Country Jam Begins Busy Holiday Weekend in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Bayfront Park is gearing up for a busy Fourth of July weekend. Activities gets underway Friday evening with the 4th annual Bayfront Country Jam. Crews have been busy this week getting tents, barriers, and refreshment stands set up. Put on by Twin Ports Entertainment, they say this is their biggest Country Jam yet with Jake Owen headlining.  Also…

Police Task Force Welcomes New K9 Member

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has a new four-legged member. K9 Maverick is a one-year-old Black Lab from South Dakota.  He just completed six weeks of training with his handler, Investigator Taylor Stusman, in the Twin Cities. Thanks to a federal grant, he is the first K9 whose only duty with the department will…

Spooner Rodeo Prepares for 68th Year

SPOONER, Wis. – A Spooner tradition since 1954 is getting ready for its 68th year. The Spooner Rodeo will see competitors doing their best bull riding, cattle roping, barrel racing, and other events July 7th, 8th, and 9th.  Also scheduled to perform are Charro and Rope Artist Tomas Garcilazo and Rodeo Clown Trent McFarland. This year’s royalty are Rodeo Queen Baylee…

Fireworks Sales Skyrocket for Independence Day

TWIN PORTS. — With the Fourth of July just days away, people are on the hunt for fireworks across the Northland. Local firework shops are red, white, and booming for the holiday weekend. For the last seven years, KG fireworks has been superior hotspot. They sell a variety of fireworks and they also put-on firework shows choreographed to music. “So…

Mesabi Family YMCA Closing End Of July

Photo taken from the Mesabi Family YMCA Facebook page. VIRGINIA, Minn. — An important part of the Iron Range community says it will be closing this summer. The Board of Directors of the Mesabi Family YMCA announced that they will be dissolving their operations. A statement on their Facebook page said it was not an easy decision, but the cost…

Prosecutors Seek Prison For 3 Ex-Cops In Floyd Killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence one of the four former Minneapolis police officers convicted of civil rights violations in George Floyd’s killing to as many as 6 1/2 years in prison but to impose significantly stiffer yet unspecified sentences on two others. They urged U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson to follow the nonbinding federal sentencing guidelines…

Jackson Sworn In, Becomes 1st Black Woman On Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice, and she took the place of the justice she once worked for. Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement was effective at noon. Moments later, joined by her family, Jackson recited the two oaths…

Supreme Court: Biden Properly Ended Trump-Era Asylum Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration properly ended a Trump-era policy forcing some U.S. asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. The justices’ 5-4 decision for the administration came in a case about the “Remain in Mexico” policy under President Donald Trump. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the decision and was joined by fellow conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh as…

Supreme Court Limits EPA In Curbing Power Plant Emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority…

Biden Backs Filibuster Exception To Protect Abortion Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would support an exception to the Senate filibuster to protect access to abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. “If the filibuster gets in the way, it’s like voting rights,” Biden said during a press conference in Madrid, where he was attending a NATO summit. The Democratic president said there should…

Duckpin Leagues Kick Off For The Summer

HERMANTOWN, Minn.– Skyline Social and Games in Hermantown is kicking off their 2022 summer Duckpin Leagues. The game of Duckpin is like bowling, but with a tiny twist. The lanes are shorter, pins are smaller and on strings, plus the ball can fit into the palm of your hand. Skyline is the only known duckpin bowling in northern Minnesota, and…