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National Wine Day

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wednesday was National Wine Day and people over at the Spirit Room in Superior didn’t miss the chance to celebrate. Wine day is all about appreciating the wide variety of wines and the regions they come from nationally and globally. To celebrate, the Spirit Room ran a special where every glass of wine was just $5 dollars….

Duluth Farmers Market Back Open for the Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Farmers Market is back for the summer. Homegrown Minnesota flowers, potted plants, veggies, eggs, and maple syrup can all be found at the market. The Duluth Flower Farm, one of the businesses at the market has had a busy start to the season as hanging baskets and lettuce bowls are high in demand. It’s so…

Captain J’s Mini Golf Ready to Open On Barkers Island

SUPERIOR, Wis. — As Memorial Day weekend approaches, many local businesses are getting ready to entertain the crowds, including Captain J’s Miniature Golf Course over in Superior. After a long winter and spring, there’s many things to do to get the course up to par before the summer season. The owner was there on Tuesday helping re-paint, get the landscaping…

Proctor Speedway Re-Opens for Race Season

PROCTOR, Minn. — It’s a bit of a later start to the season than normal but racers are ready to go as Halvor Lines Speedway hosts its opening night here in Proctor. “It’s been a late season for all the tracks,” Duane Caywood, President of Halvor Lines Speedway Proctor Minnesota said. About a month late to be exact, which isn’t…

Swollen St. Louis River In Scanlon Means More Business For Some

SCANLON, Minn. – Weeks of heavy rainfall after the snowmelt have sent the St. Louis River on a wild ride, including in Scanlon. “It’s the highest we’ve seen in 10 years, 2012 obviously — the 500-year flood was the highest,” explained Aaron Hanson, co-owner of River Inn Bar & Grill, which sits along the river. During the 2012 flood, Hanson…

Coffee Conversation: DogApproved.biz Launching Dog-Friendly Resource Guide

DULUTH, Minn. – Northland businesses in and around the Twin Ports are taking the pledge to be “dog approved” as part of a new dog-friendly resource guide that’s launching in June by DogApproved.biz. The guide will be online and also found in participating businesses around town as a way to let dog owners know the best dog-friendly patios, special doggy…

SOAR Career Solutions Starts Short-Term Job Training Programs

DULUTH, Minn. — If you’re looking for a career change SOAR Career Solutions is starting short-term training sessions this week. The health and construction trainings provide instruction from Duluth Adult Education and Lake Superior College. These courses help individuals who need help getting a foot in the door to these industries. For those who are eligible, there is no cost….

North and Shore Goes From Mobile Pop-Up to Permanent Storefront In Lincoln Park

North and Shore celebrated their grand opening in the new Enger Lofts on West Superior Street.

DULUTH, Minn.- What was once a maker’s pop-up shop at breweries and events in the Twin Ports is now getting new life as a brick and mortar store in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. North and Shore celebrated their grand opening in the new Enger Lofts on West Superior Street. The owners operated as the Makers Mercantile pop-up for the last…

Tig’s Smok’n Pig BBQ Opening Day

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, it was opening season for another type of food in the Fredenberg area. Tig’s Smok’n Pig BBQ food truck parked in front of the Fredenberg Minno-Ette for their opening day. Tig’s features everything smoked from ribs and brisket to pulled pork and chicken. This is the second year in a row they’ve debuted the truck…

Blush Entertainment Venue Closing In Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – One of Duluth’s most eclectic entertainment and bar venues is preparing to close its doors. Blush opened in 2017 on First Avenue West. It’s been known for being an accepting space for all types of artists, musicians and people looking for that collective sense of belonging. The venue’s owners posted on Blush’s Facebook page saying their lease…

Mayor Paine Delivers State of the City Address, Ideas for Future

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Superior Mayor Jim Paine delivered his State of the City address at the old historical post office Thursday afternoon, which is the future site of a one stop business center. The economic growth, addition of new apartments, and restoration of historical properties were just a few items on the agenda that Mayor Paine outlined in his address….

Coffee Conversation: New Wine Theater Group’s Production Of ‘Bright Star’

CLOQUET, Minn. – Members of New Wine, a Christian theater group at Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet, stopped by the FOX 21 morning show to talk with Dan Hanger about their production of “Bright Star,” which runs from May 11-15th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and include dessert and beverages during intermission. Tickets can be purchased at: newwine.ludus.com. Click…

Coffee Conversation: ‘Art In The Alley’ Celebrates 14 Years Of Artwork, Clothing, Jewelry

DULUTH, Minn. — The owner of Art in the Alley, Tami LaPole Edmunds, stopped by FOX 21’s morning show Thursday to talk to Dan Hanger about the ups and downs of being in business for 14 years and how the business has evolved into its current space in the Miller Hill Mall.  Check out the conversation below and click here…

Coffee Conversation: Saginaw Woman Discovers Hidden Talent To Draw

SAGINAW, Minn. – Imagine having a talent you never knew you were capable of until your adult years in life. That’s exactly what happened to Barb Fremling who two years ago discovered she is a talented artist who can draw amazing portraits of dogs, cats and horses. Click the video above to hear Barb’s story! And if you’re interested in…

Shipping, Business Leaders Share Excitement for Cruise Ships’ Arrival in Duluth May 30th

The 700-foot cruise ships will carry upward of 400 people on the larger vessels.

DULUTH, Minn.- In roughly 3 weeks cruise ships will sail their way into the Port of Duluth Superior for the first time since 2013. “I think this voyage is filled with a lot of people in the united states but it’s the coastal region so there’s going to be people getting to see Duluth that would normally never, ever see…

Engwall Flowers Busy for Mother’s Day Week

Starting Tuesday florists say they were doing 200 to 300 deliveries daily.

DULUTH, Minn.- Business was in full bloom this Mother’s Day week at Engwall Flowers. Starting Tuesday florists at the store on Matterhorn Drive by the Miller Hill Mall say they were doing 200 to 300 deliveries daily. They say this year they saw a lot more people wanting their flowers delivered early. Of course, things slowed down today but they…

Coffee Conversation: Oasis Del Norte To Expand To Restaurant In Duluth’s Lincoln Park

DULUTH, Minn. – The owner of Oasis Del Norte, Eduardo Sandoval-Luna, talked to FOX 21’s Dan Hanger about the success of his food trailer and his plans to expand the brand into a restaurant in the Lincoln Park Craft District. Click the video above for that conversation, and click here to find out where Oasis Del Norte will have its…

Coffee Conversation: Barbara Reyelts Talks New Book, Journalism, Retirement

DULUTH, Minn. — Barbara Reyelts, who retired from broadcasting three years ago after spending nearly 40 years as an anchor, investigative reporter and news director at KBJR-TV, stopped by FOX 21’s morning show Friday to talk to Dan Hanger about her new book, “Dying To Live.” The book is about an elderly medical scientist who awakes in a hospital to…

Stores Selling Licenses, Gear for Wisconsin’s Fishing Season Opener

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Saturday is the start of Wisconsin’s inland waters fishing season for this year. Retailers across the Badger State are helping to sell licenses, which includes Northwest Outlet in Superior.  “We’ve been selling a lot of licenses lately,” says Scott Miller.  “There are a lot of people that are ready to be done with winter if the weather ever…

Coffee Conversation: Spiritual Coach Monique Forcier

DULUTH, Minn. — Spiritual Coach Monique Forcier stopped by the morning show Thursday to talk to FOX 21’s Dan Hanger about different ways to help people heal and become more mindful and awake in their lives. Click the video above for that conversation, and click here to view Monique’s website of services. Categories: Business, Coffee Conversation, Education, Health, Minnesota, News,…

Coffee Conversation: Ventriloquist Jeremy Lepak

DULUTH, Minn. – Ventriloquist Jeremy Lepak joined FOX 21’s Dan Hanger during the 7 a.m. hour of the morning show Thursday to talk about his 15 years of perfecting his craft. Click the video above for that fun conversation, and check out Jeremy’s website for booking opportunities. Categories: Business, Coffee Conversation, Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

Whitewater Rafting Businesses Prep as Season Nears

CLOQUET, Minn. – Recent rainfall and snow melt is helping businesses who run rafting excursions get ready for a new season. Minnesota Whitewater Rafting is checking their equipment so that they are ready to go May 14.  They are also training their crew for the various conditions the Saint Louis River near Cloquet can experience, based on Mother Nature and how…

Former Cloquet Labor Temple Nearly Transformed Into Lofts, Office Space

CLOQUET, Minn. – The transformation is nearly complete for the former Cloquet Labor Temple into new housing units. GCL Development Group has been working on the building for the past eight months to create Union Lofts, with 10 high-end studio and one-bedroom apartments and three office spaces. This is the developer’s first project, and they appreciate the community’s support as they…

Cold Water Immersion

DULUTH, Minn. – “Well to be honest I’m not a fan of the cold. I decided that I live in Duluth Minnesota and as we know it’s a very cold climate here and so I decided to make friends with the cold, and immerse myself in the cold, and have fun with it,” said Loralee Pasley, a Teacher at Evolve…

EPA Recommends Against Reissuing Permit for PolyMet Mine

The Environmental Protection Agency says the project could raise levels of mercury and other pollutants downstream from the site in northeastern Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Federal regulators are recommending that the Army Corps of Engineers decline to reissue a key permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The Environmental Protection Agency says the project could raise levels of mercury and other pollutants downstream from the site in northeastern Minnesota. It’s just a recommendation, but Minnesota Public Radio reports it could…

Report: Husky Refinery Knew About Issues Before Blast

WPR secured nearly 1,300 pages of documents from OSHA that shed new light on what those officials knew in the days leading up to the explosion at the refinery in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Officials at a northwestern Wisconsin oil refinery knew about equipment issues years before a 2018 explosion there, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration documents obtained by Wisconsin Public Radio. WPR secured nearly 1,300 pages of documents from OSHA that shed new light on what those officials knew in the days leading up to the explosion at…

Ursa Minor Among Businesses Excited to be Part of Homegrown’s Comeback Track

Roughly double the staff prepared were ready to serve the bar-hopping music lovers who packed it in starting at 6:15 p.m. Monday.

DULUTH, Minn.- After an exciting first verse of Homegrown Music Festival’s comeback track Sunday the music kept flowing through the Lincoln Park Craft District Monday. And businesses like Ursa Minor Brewing again couldn’t be more excited. “It’s hard to remember a packed hall it’s been a few years you know,” owner Ben Hugus said. “But it was a different experience…

Superior Cannabis Company Opens Tower Ave Location

They sell everything from the common CBD oils, ointments, and creams, as well as skincare, bath bombs, and more.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A CBD store has just popped up in superior’s downtown, the owner’s 3rd location after Canal Park and Austin, Minnesota. Superior Cannabis Company opened up shop on Tower Avenue on May 1st. They sell everything from the common CBD oils, ointments, and creams, as well as skincare, bath bombs, and more. The President of the company, Jeff Brinkman,…

Filmmaking in the Northland: Lost 40 Studios Wraps Up Production of Canusa Street

CHISHOLM, Minn. – “It has been an incredible process. Filmmaking should not be this smooth, I have kept waiting, when is the second shoe gonna drop, when is some like chaos moment going to happen. But, it’s been an incredible shooting experience,” Canusa Street Writer and Director, Zack Morrison says. Canusa Street is a half hour TV comedy pilot about…

Labor Unions, Community Hold International Worker Solidarity Rally

Organizers said the number of people present showed that workers’ rights are a priority for the community.

DULUTH, Minn.- Around the world, the first day of May is celebrated as May Day, which represents International Workers’ Day. At the Harrison Community Center in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, roughly a dozen different labor unions and community organizations came together for the 2nd annual International Worker Solidarity Rally. City Councilor Azrin Awal read a proclamation by Mayor Emily Larson…

Yarn Harbor Celebrates 5th Annual Local Yarn Shop Day

According to Kathy Thomas, owner of Yarn Harbor, it's important to celebrate brick and mortar yarn shops in all communities.

DULUTH, Minn.- Knitting enthusiasts got all tied up in the 5th annual Local Yarn Shop Day at Yarn Harbor in Duluth. The store featured special limited yarn shop day supplies and free patterns with your yarn purchase. According to Kathy Thomas, owner of Yarn Harbor, it’s important to celebrate brick and mortar yarn shops in all communities. “It’s a lot…

New Coffee Shop Set to Open

DULUTH, Minn. – A new coffee shop is opening up next week on West Superior Street in Duluth. Dream Cloud Coffee Roasters, is a coffee shop that presents a dream aesthetic and intends to foster more community and positive experiences through coffee. The shop will have a full café menu including traditional loose leaf tea and coffee roasted in house….

Twin Ports Dermatology Talks Annual Skin Checks, Protection, Cancer Treatment

DULUTH, Minn. — Melanoma Awareness Month starts May 1, and health experts are taking extra steps to inform people about their skin health. FOX 21’s Dan Hanger talked to Heather Smith, owner of Twin Ports Dermatology, which has been serving the Duluth area for more than seven years now. Smith talks about the importance of annual skin checks, the proper…

First Collaborative Student Job Fair Held in Hermantown

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hermantown high school students got their chance to search for summer work Thursday in the hallways of their school. More than two dozen businesses and organizations took part in the Collaborative Student Job Fair, sharing information on how students can get summer work or jobs that are part-time through the school year. There were also groups there that…

One-On-One: Duluth Pack CEO Talks 140 Years Of USA-Made Company

DULUTH,  Minn. — Homegrown Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag/pack maker in the USA, and the company is celebrating its 140th anniversary with a limited edition Legacy Pack. FOX 21’s Dan Hanger recently chatted with Duluth Pack CEO Tom Sega about the new product and the company’s long success. Click on the video for that conversation and…