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American Heart Association Wants You to Eat Smart, Live Smart

AHA partnered with Essentia Health and St. Luke's at Super One.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s Eat Smart Month, and the American Heart Association, St. Luke’s and Essentia Health partnered together to get Super One customers to eat healthier. The three had a display inside of the Duluth Kenwood Super One. Shoppers could talk to registered dieticians, be trained in hands-only CPR, and receive gift cards to purchase healthy foods. “Just to build…

Companies Show Superior High Students Manufacturing Careers

Five Companies and Lake Superior College stopped by the high school.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Five companies and Lake Superior College stopped by Superior High School to talk to students about manufacturing careers. This, at a time when the industry is also dealing with an aging labor force. Students stopped by each company’s table to learn about the different types of positions within those companies. According to the school’s Transition Coordinator, many of…

Heavy Lake Effect Snow Benefits

GREAT OUTDOORS: Ironwood Slammed with Over A Foot of Lake Effect Snow

IRONWOOD, Mich. — In this weeks Great Outdoors, Fox 21’s Meteorologist Brittney Merlot takes us to the snowbelt that’s just finishing digging out of their recent lake effect winter storm. Plows and loaders filled the streets of Ironwood on Tuesday, clearing over 14 inches of snowfall that dropped in just 24 hours. Arctic air with temperatures in the single digits…

Great Lakes Gear Exchange Moves to East 4th Street

Consignment equipment store went from pop-up shop to storefront.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new store in Duluth’s Hillside neighborhood is aiming to offer outdoor gear at lower prices, by selling them on consignment. Great Lakes Gear Exchange started as a pop-up shop at the Duluth Folk School before moving to its location on East 4th Street. The consignment store will accept any non-motorized, gently used, clean clothing and gear to…

Duluth Council Tables Plastic Bag Ordinance Again to Hear from Dept. of Revenue

Some councilors want questions about taxability to be answered, others say it's time to vote.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth City Council has once again tabled a plastic bag ordinance that would require businesses to charge customers five center per single-use bag. This time, councilors want to hear back from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, to find out whether or not the fee would need to be taxed. The bag fee has been in front of…

More Snow Means More Business Up North Shore

Different North Shore Businesses prepare for winter tourists after last week's snowfall.

NORTH SHORE, Minn.- It seems Jack Frost made an early stop up the North Shore, and businesses couldn’t be happier. “We all live here for a reason. So we’re big fans of the snow and the cold,” said Jordyn Timberlake. The Bartender and Housekeep at Knotted Pine Inn and Tavern in Isabella is looking at increased business for both the…

Area Entrepreneurs Learn About Food Industry

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Have you ever wanted to start your own restaurant? Well, the Superior Business Center and UWS Small Business Development Center gave folks some tips Monday morning. The Center held a workshop which gave people the first steps, and other resources to push them in the right direction. The goal is to make sure they can support a…

Hundreds of Pets Adopted at Miller Hill Subaru ‘Love-A-Pet’

117 animals adopted, including 55 dogs.

DULUTH, Minn.- Miller Hill Subaru was crawling with pets this weekend for their annual Love-A-Pet Adoption event. 117 animals were adopted at discounted fees over the course of the weekend. Saturday was “Cat-ur-day,” and Sunday was “Pup Day,” where 55 dogs went home with their new families. Five different organizations including Animal Allies Humane Society came together to get these…

Legacy Toys Packed with Families for Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Day is a chance to celebrate local toy stores.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s National Neighborhood Toy Store Day, and toy stores throughout the country are celebrating with the little customers who love them so much. Legacy Toys in Miller Hill Mall celebrated with a 25% discount on any item, and other sales. They also had free arts and crafts and coloring for anyone who came in. Legacy Toys’s Store Manager…

New West Duluth Taco Bell to Open Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – Demolition is underway at the former B.P gas station on London Road to make room for the new Taco Bell. On Friday morning crews began demolishing the old gas station. This new taco bell isn’t expected to be open until 2020. Over in West Duluth another Taco Bell has popped up on Grand Avenue across from Denfeld…

Study Recommends Part-Time Mayor, Full-Time Administrator For City of Superior

Mayor Jim Paine: Recommendation Holds No Weight, More Pressing Issues To Focus On Like Software Investments

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A new study has been released about the city of Superior’s operations at city hall and how it can improve to be more efficient and effective. The study was initiated by Mayor Jim Paine and the city council, and conducted by RW Management Group, Inc. The consultant group assessed things like current staffing, workflow, workloads and management…

Deep Fried Catfish in Duluth

COOKING CONNECTION: Lyric Eat Downtown Week

DULUTH, Minn. — Eat downtown week is here! In this week’s Cooking Connection we are featuring a Deep Fried Catfish dinner special offered at Lyric. Complimented with sides of cauliflower rice and roasted vegetables. Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot has flames flying for this recipe, check it out in the video above. LOCATION: Holiday Center ADDRESS: : 205 W Superior St,…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Endion Station Goes from Pub to Inn

New hotel set to open later this week.

DULUTH, Minn.- Later this week Canal Park will welcome a new boutique hotel, or “brew-tique” as the owner calls it, making use of the previously empty Endion Station building. “People are hungry for a boutique hotel, and a boutique experience,” Rod Raymond said. Last February Raymond, owner of Fitger’s Brewhouse, Burrito Union, and the Rathskeller, branched out of his wheelhouse…

Celebrating Flavors of Fall with Eat Downtown Duluth Restaurant Week

Event focused on getting more business to Downtown Restaurants and Waterfront Restaurants.

DULUTH, Minn.- Restaurants throughout Downtown Duluth are celebrating the flavors of Fall for this season’s Eat Downtown Restaurant week. The event is focused on getting more business to downtown restaurants and introducing new patrons to the downtown waterfront restaurants. Restaurants are featuring deals, like 7 West Taphouse’s $10 Menu, featuring a starter, entrée and dessert for 10 bucks. “We definitely…

Minnesota Food Justice Summit Brings Diverse Farmers to Talk Equality

Summit runs Monday through Wednesday at the DECC.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Food Justice Summit packed the DECC with farmers, food buyers, and other members of Minnesota’s food system to focus on making the way Minnesota gets its food equal to all. Summit officials say that due to redlining, or denying services to residents or specific neighborhoods, mostly based on race, has made it hard for black, indigenous,…

Local Businesses Encourage Their Employees To Vote

DULUTH, Minn.- Local businesses are giving their employees a little extra incentive to go out and vote on Tuesday. Members of the local chapter of Main Street Alliance held a press conference on Monday helping spread awareness to get out and vote during these local elections. They also reminded employees that employers have to pay for the time it takes…

Break Room Bar Hosts 8-Ball Classic Amateur Pool Tournament

16 players entered at $300 each.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Break Room Bar in Duluth hosted the finals of their first ever Amateur 8-Ball Classic Pool Tournament. 16 players entered the tournament paying a $300 entry fee higher than most amateur tournaments but means a bigger payout of $2,000 for first place. The tournament not only attracted Duluth pool players but players from the Twin Cities, Iron…

Duluth Cider Jazzed Up by Owl City Big Band

Band is a Super Group playing jazz, swing, and big band favorites.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Owl City Big Band rocked the house at Duluth Cider Sunday. The free show filled the cidery up more than most Sundays. The band is a super group of about 20 of Duluth’s top musicians playing jazz, swing, and big band favorites. “I think they’ve got 18 or 20 guys up on stage and it’s just, not…

Endion Station Inn Hotel to Open Soon in Canal Park

Old Pub to open up as hotel within the next week.

DULUTH, Minn.- In less than a week Canal Park will welcome its first boutique-style hotel, or “brew-tique” as the owner is calling it, inside the old Endion Station building. The Endion Station Inn features five rooms, priced similarly to the other hotels in the area. Owner Rod Raymond also owns Fitger’s Brewhouse, Burrito Union, and the Rathskeller. He said opening…

Sheraton Duluth Undergoing $7 Million In Renovations

DULUTH, Minn. – The Sheraton Hotel in downtown Duluth is undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation. It’s the first time the hotel is going through such a renovation since opening in 2007 that’ll strip down every piece of what the public sees, as FOX 21’s Dan Hanger reports. The final phase of the $31 million Superior Street reconstruction project is well…

Limited Time Only, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Offered at Lyric

COOKING CONNECTION: Eat Downtown Week Runs November 4th - 9th

DULUTH, Minn. — Eat downtown week is just around the corner! In this week’s Cooking Connection we featured a lunch special that will only be offered next week only at Lyric, November 4th – 9th.. Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot claims it was the best grilled cheese she’s ever had. Join her in the video above for the tasty and toasty…

Kwik Trip Opens High-Tech Car Wash in Superior

The car wash will cut your time spent in it, in half

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A new state-of-the-art car wash has opened in Superior that cuts time spent in it, in half. The new car wash is just the second of three of these new advanced car washes in the Northland. The new car wash features dual flat belts which allows four cars to be carried through the wash without stopping, which will…

Dogs Get Costumes Ready for Halloween

Most popular costumes this year are Hot Dog and Poop Factory.

DULUTH, Minn.- Many kids and adults are excited to dress up in costumes this Halloween, and pet parents are also getting their four-legged friends ready for their trick or treat outfits. At the Petco on Central Entrance, dog costumes are flying off the shelves for the big day. According to store staff, the most popular costumes are the Hot Dog,…

New Business Looks to be Twin Ports Only Pet Uber Service

Poocher Pet Shuttle will Officially Open Monday, November 4

DULUTH, Minn. – Uber and Lyft have skyrocketed in popularity with people over the past few years, but what about transportation for pets? Now one Northland resident has brainstormed an idea, and it’s becoming a reality. “I love animals,” said Gerald Osgan, co-owner of Poocher Pet Shuttle. Osgan is turning his passion into a profession. “It’s to free up people’s…

Prep Work Begins for Taco Bell on London Road

After sitting vacant for more than a year, the former BP Gas Station on London Road is moving to become a Taco Bell

DULUTH, Minn.- After sitting vacant for more than a year, the former BP Gas Station on London Road in Duluth is moving closer to becoming a Taco Bell. Bulldozers could be seen digging on the site at the corner of London Road and 21st Avenue West. The City of Duluth says full construction hasn’t been given the all-clear just yet,…

Duluth International Airport Sees Large Passenger Increase

Passenger numbers have grown by 15% between July and September

DULUTH, Minn.- Leadership at the Duluth International Airport say they’ve seen passenger numbers grow by 15% between July to September. The addition of American Airlines service to Chicago helped contribute to a 14% increase this year with travelers choosing Duluth over the Twin Cities. More competition also brought the average ticket price down 5%. “It just opens up opportunities. We…

MnDOT Hosts Monthly Construction Meeting

DULUTH, Minn. – MnDOT hosted its monthly construction meeting Monday. Among the updates were the announcements that summer projects like the repaving of Railroad Street and Garfield Avenue were completed. One of the bigger ones they showcased is a preview of the Lake Avenue bridge rehab work. The bridge crosses over Interstate 35. Rehab will begin next year. “Although it…

New Pet Transportation Service Opening Soon in Twin Ports

Poocher Pet Shuttle will Begin Animal Transportation Services on Monday, November 4

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’ve ever needed to get your pet to an appointment, but simply don’t have the time or want to go out in the cold, a new business will soon be at your service in the Twin Ports. Poocher Pet Shuttle will be similar to Lyft and Uber, but will only transport animals. Owner Gerald Osgan recently…

Dogs Celebrate Howl-O-Ween at Canal Bark

Second annual party brought out 30-40 dogs.

DULUTH, Minn.- The tails were wagging as Canal Bark had their second annual Howl–o–ween Party at their downtown Duluth location. The celebration featured doggy costume contests for big dogs, small dogs, and group costumes. About 30–40 dogs came through to see all the other pups in the Halloween spirit, and it seems to be just as fun for the owners…

People Rock the Finished 100th Block of Superior Street

Businesses celebrate, as City said construction should come to an end soon, weather permitting.

DULUTH, Minn.- For the first time since Superior Street reconstruction began, a block party was held on a finished portion of the road. People packed the 100 Block of East Superior Street to “Rock the Block.” The event celebrated the completion of that part of the street. Area businesses said the construction was both a welcome change and a relief…

Bridgeman’s Renovates Dining Area

Restaurant opened after remodel on Friday October 11th.

DULUTH, Minn.- Bridgeman’s Restaurant is celebrating the recent renovation of their dining area. The restaurant officially opened after the remodel on Friday the 11th. They updated the tables, flooring, front area, and the seating in the dining room over the last few months. They say the new booths in particular spark old memories for some of their customers. “Probably the…

North End Spooktacular Begins with Art and Music Festival

Six different venues in North End featured artwork.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior rang in the Halloween season with the North End Spooktacular. The first day featured an Art and Music festival hosted by six different venues the North End. More than 100 different local artists had their work featured for everyone to come and admire. “It’s part of our community and art’s all around us,” said Andrew Perfetti, owner…

Whole Foods Co-op Announces Paper Bag Fee

DULUTH, Minn. – Whole Foods Co–op is now leading the way in helping Duluth reduce disposable bag usage. On Friday morning, the grocery store announced they will be charging an extra five cents per paper bag beginning January 1st. The fee will be added onto shoppers’ total at the checkout line. Managers say, it’s been successful at other whole foods…

Northland Tree Services Busy After Storms

Duluth Tree Service says saturated soil can cause trees to fall.

DULUTH, Minn.- Monday’s storm brought high winds, which tore much of the Northland apart and ripped trees from their roots, which crashed onto houses, garages, and cars. The owner of Duluth Tree Service said he experienced call volumes like the peak of the season–at a time when they normally drop. He added that high winds aren’t the only thing that…

Authorities Investigating Duluth Window and Door Business

Customers paid about $100,000 but didn't get the services they paid for.

DULUTH, Minn.- If you feel you haven’t gotten the service you paid for from local business: Hicks Window and Door, you are asked to contact the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s office and Duluth Police are investigating the business, located on Martin Road in Duluth. According to authorities, several people reported paying thousands for window and other home…

Salvation Army Hosts 16th Annual Energy Expo

DULUTH, Minn.- The 16th annual energy saving awareness expo was held Tuesday afternoon at the Salvation Army. People in attendance were able to meet with local agencies to see how they could save on energy use throughout the year in their homes. Organizers say, its a great way to have a face to face conversation about energy savings. “To provide…

Police: Duluth Window and Door Business Under Investigation

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth business is under investigation by local law enforcement after receiving reports from customers who allege they paid the business for work that was never completed. According to the Duluth Police Department and St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, they have received multiple reports from customers who say Hicks Window and Door was paid thousands of dollars…

Saint Scholastica Wraps Up Health Services Renovations

DULUTH, Minn. – The new additions are all part of Somers Hall. Renovations include: an improved layout, larger waiting area and wider hallways for emergency access. Saint Scholastica faculty say, the new accessibility will be an added bonus for students. “We know our students face many challenges today and if we can bring health to them and be of service…

Wildwoods Animal Rehabilitation Temporarily Closes

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth based non-profit animal rehab organization “Wildwoods” is temporarily closed. As of Thursday the building will no longer accept any orphaned, sick or injured animals. The closing is due to their support services. There is no timeline for when the building will re-open, but the animal rehabilitation center will be training new staff members. Wildwoods will also…

Fuel Companies See Heating Oil Sales Go Up Ahead of Winter

Customers asked to keep paths to tanks and pipes clear of snow.

DULUTH, Minn.- Heating oil and propane are starting to be hot commodities again as we move loser to winter. Superior Fuel is already seeing more gallons of fuel go out the door as customers are turning on their heat for the first time. The company’s President, Ryan Gunderson, said while you heat up your home this winter, remember to shovel…

Duluth Lakeside Marketplace to Host Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event

The Event is a Collaborations of Many Businesses in the Lakeside Neighborhood of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lakeside Marketplace is a group of local businesses in Duluth’s Lakeside neighborhood looking to come together with the intention of enticing more customers to check out the selection of goods and services offered in the area. The group is offering a free trick-or-treating event on Thursday, October 31. From 4:00 until 5:30 p.m., families are encouraged…

Duluth Council Tables Vote on Five Cent Bag Ordinance

Councilors site unanswered questions in reason to table.

DULUTH, Minn.- The proposed fee on plastic and paper bags in the City of Duluth has been postponed, as the City Council voted to table the ordinance to allow further discussion. The ordinance would apply to all retail establishments, excluding bags used to transport take-out food, bags from pharmacists and bags for produce and meats. Retailers would keep the five…

NAPA Auto Care Gives Away Free Inspections and a Car

NAPA Auto Care in Hermantown gifts a Toyota RAV4 to Inga Parsons.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- NAPA Auto Centers across the Northland were extra generous this weekend. Mechanics at the 9 Twin Ports locations offered free inspection tests for vehicles… To take on Winter weather, but that was just the tip of the ice berg! Four recipients were given a refurbished car from NAPA auto care. NAPA staff says they realize how hard finding a…

Preparing for Bad Weather: Tips and Tricks Walking into the Season’s First Storm

Tips and tricks to stay safe walking into bad Winter-like weather.

DULUTH, Minn.- Fall snow storms and colder weather is nothing Northlanders can’t handle, but it’s important to remember how to stay safe during these seasonal changes. “Every year when we get our first slippery roadway, ice event, we’re busy,” Minnesota State Patrol public information officer Sgt. Neil Dickenson said. Three major things state patrol want drivers to keep in mind…

Twin Ports College Students Connect with Business Mentors

Mentor Connection program helps students establish connections with the Twin Ports Business Community.

DULUTH, Minn.- Northland College students got to rub elbows with Twin Ports business leaders who work in the field they’re studying. The career-finding organization Northforce put on the event at Great Lakes Aquarium. It’s part of the launch of their Mentor Connect program, which matches students from the College of St. Scholastica, Lake Superior College, University of Wisconsin-Superior, and UMD…

Judge: Former Kozy Building at ‘the end of the line’

Historic Building gets green light from court to be demolished.

DULUTH, Minn.- A Saint Louis County judge has ruled the condemned Kozy building on East First Street in downtown Duluth should be torn down. The building has been in the middle of court battles for three years, with the City of Duluth wanting to tear it down and open the property to developers. “You can see the trees growing out…

Local Businesses Share the Apple Wealth in Bayfield

Businesses like them apples.

BAYFIELD, Wis.- Apple Fest not only attracts visitors to Bayfield, but brings customers to local businesses. Art seller Rachel Eisenmann, owner of R/E Art, is running her business at Apple Fest out of the front of a workout business in Bayfield. She says bringing her Twin Ports business to the festival was one of the best decisions she has made….