Education

9/11 Mobile Exhibit on Display at Home & Builders Show

The tour helps raise money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which helps build homes for injured service men and women

DULUTH, Minn. – Visitors to the Arrowhead Home and Builders Show will have a unique opportunity to get an up close view of one of America’s darkest days. The 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit will be on display at Pioneer Hall through the end of the week. First responders from the New York City Fire Department will be on hand…

Community Gardens Being Created in Virginia

Sixty Plots Are Available in Five New Gardens

VIRGINIA, Minn. – Now that spring has arrived, people in Virginia are ready to get outside and do some gardening. This summer, Virginians will have the chance to maintain their own plot in one of the city’s five new community gardens. The Growing Together Project started to give people better access to healthy foods, now the program has also grown…

American Heroes Educate about 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit

DULUTH, Minn. – The 51st Annual Arrowhead Home and Builders Show start tonight. The annual show runs Wednesday, April 5th through Sunday, April 9th. Hundreds of exhibitors will fill the DECC for the event. There will be building materials, decorating ideas, remodeling and interior design booths. One exhibit is highlighting American Heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice 15 years ago…

Furry Friends Aid in Rehabilitation Process

Essentia Health Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Center is Using Therapy Dogs for Recovering Patients

1/2 Maggie is a certified therapy dog, working at Essentia Health Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Center Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Jazz is a certified therapy dog, working at Essentia Health Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Center Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – Injuries are often unpredictable. When a crash, stroke or any type of trauma to the body happens, it can be devastating…

Fennessey Loses Mayoral Race 58% to 42%

Fennessey Still Looking Forward To Working With Paine

Current City Councilman Brent Fennessey reacts after a tough hard fought loss to Jim Paine to become the next Mayor of Superior. He says being on the City Council will still allow him to work closely with the city and hes excited to work with Jim as the new Mayor. Categories: Business, Community, Education, News, News – Latest News

City Of Superior Has New Mayor

Jim Paine Wins 58% Of The Vote

Officially with 58% of the vote, Jim Paine is now the Mayor of Superior. Paine defeated City Councilman Brent Fennessey by over 700 votes. Paine announced his candidacy back in October of 2016 when then Mayor Bruce Hagen decided it was time to step down. Jim Paine is allowed to start moving into the Mayor’s office tomorrow. Current Mayor Bruce…

Fun and Leaning for Kids at Day Camps

Duluth Children's Museum Offers Hands on Experience for Kids on Spring Break

DULUTH, Minn. – Kids get to have a lot of fun and learn all about science this week at the Duluth Children’s Museum. The annual April Day Camps give kids a chance to engage in hands on learning like making slime and exploring an ore boat and other museum exhibits. Each day camp has its own theme like science, gardening,…

Early Childhood Summit Connects Educators

More Than 200 School Officials Learned Importance of Pre-K Through Third Grade Education

DULUTH, Minn. – Educators from across Northeastern Minnesota attended the eleventh annual Early Childhood Summit today in Duluth. More than two hundred school officials focused on the importance of Pre-K through third grade education and how important it is to connect Pre-K educators with elementary teachers in order to help students make a better transition. “They’re hearing the same information, they’re…

Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Elementary Students

Marion Blumenthal Lazan Will Make Two More Stops in the Northland Tomorrow

SUPERIOR, Wis. –  A Holocaust survivor spoke to kids at Northern Lights Elementary School in Superior today. Marion Blumenthal Lazan spent many years of her childhood at a concentration camp in Germany. She published her story Four Perfect Pebbles in 1996 and now spends time telling it to kids across the United States and teaching them the importance of having respect and…

Audit of Minnesota High School Sports Transfers Finds Lack of Consistency, Transparency

Report by FOX 9 - KMSP

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – A state audit of student-athlete transfers in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) found the league’s process lacks consistency, transparency, sufficient public notice, and external review. The review from the Office of Legislative Auditor also found “deficiencies in how the League makes individual eligibility decisions.” Background on MSHSL transfers The MSHSL and its 630…

New Exhibit Coming to Children’s Discovery Museum in Grand Rapids

The exhibit includes activities themed around Minnesota's four seasons of life at the lake

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – The Grand Rapids Children’s Discovery Museum will be featuring a new interactive exhibit later this month. On April 22nd, the museum will debut Lake Life. The exhibit includes activities themed around Minnesota’s four seasons of life at the lake. Kids will be able to learn about the environment around them on a fishing dock, a hunting…

Day Dedicated to Supporting UW-Superior

Coffee Conversation: UWS Day of Giving

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This week there’s an opportunity to give back to a local university. The University of Wisconsin-Superior Foundation will host its third annual “Superior Day of Giving” on Wednesday, April 5. This is a 24-hour fundraising drive for alumni, parents, friends, community partners, local businesses, faculty, staff and students. Donors can choose where they’d like the money to…

9/11 Never Forget Exhibit Arrives in Duluth

Traveling Museum Will Be on Display April 5th-9th at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile exhibit is now in Duluth, but Northlanders will have to wait until later this week for a chance to walk through the traveling museum at the DECC. People lined the streets waving American flags as the nationally touring 9/11 display made its way down Railroad Street following an emergency vehicle procession. The…

Elementary School Patrollers Get Treated to Movie

Students Help Classmates Cross Streets Before and After School

DULUTH, Minn. – Some local elementary school kids got a special treat for keeping their classmates safe. These students who help classmates cross streets before and after school, were invited to a special showing of the new movie “The Boss Baby.” The event, paid for by community donations, was sponsored by the Duluth Police Department as a way to say…

Lung Association Exhibit

Students Display Art Work Based On Tobacco Stories

Duluth, Minn. The American Lung Association wants raise awareness about tobacco’s effects in the Twin Ports. Tonight the Lung Association put on a short program displaying art created by area students. It’s the result of a weeklong photography workshop designed for youth to share the impact tobacco’s had on their lives. The goal is to steer the next generation away…

Myers-Wilkins Student Council Gives Back

Students are Collecting Food, Clothes and Books for Local Charities

DULUTH, Minn. – Myers-Wilkins Elementary School is home to a group of some impressive 4th and 5th graders. The student council there is giving back through a food, clothing and book drive.  They’re collecting these items for Global Youth Services Day next month. Britt Johnson, who works with the student council, calls what the kids are doing nothing short of…

UMD alumni authors share published works

Students and community members heard readings from published authors

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Duluth invited a few alumni to read from their published works. The Masters of Liberal Studies program hosted the event as a way to bring the community together to learn more about the masters program and the careers graduates can pursue. “I think it’s really important,” guest author and UMD alum, Lyle Wildes…

Evers, Holtz to Debate Days Before Wisconsin Election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Incumbent Tony Evers and challenger Lowell Holtz will meet for a live debate being televised statewide just before the election for state superintendent. Friday night’s debate in Madison is being broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. It marks the third joint appearance by Evers and Holtz this week and comes after a testy…

Sip For Scholarships

WITC Raises Money For Students

Superior, Wis. There was also some fun to have in Superior. WITC hosted the annual sip for scholarships fundraiser with proceeds going right back to the students. Of course there was a lot of wine to be had. But this year featured a new vendor. “This year is our first year the Benoit cheese is here so were real excited…

Science On Tap

AN Easy Way To Learn While You Eat

Duluth, Minn What do you get when you mix science and food? Things like liquid nitrogen ice cream and soda pop caviar. Tonight UMD’s science and engineering students were on hand for their annual science on tap event at Clyde Iron Works. The event showcased different ways to enjoy food while learning at the same time. “They’re going to learn…

Skatetime Offers New Opportunity to Students

Students at Duluth Edison Charter Schools are Learning Roller Skating Basics and Life Lessons

DULUTH, Minn. – One physical education class in the Northland is starting to look like a roller rink thanks to a partnership with the nationwide program known as Skatetime School Programs. Physical Education Teacher Sonja Riddle is in her first year of teaching at Duluth Edison Charter Schools. As her previous job, teaching in Brainerd, the roller skating unit had…

Life House Sees Huge Increase In Attendance

Helping Teens Contribute To The Community

  Duluth, Minn Duluth’s homeless shelter for teens known as Life House has crunched attendance numbers and the growth is large. A surge of more than 400% since 2012. The numbers stem from the rise in teenage homelessness in our area. For instance, in 2012 the number of teens seen only about 25% of them were homeless. If that isn’t…

Local Districts Allocated State Pre-K Funds

Gov. Dayton Set Aside $175 Million to Fund Pre-K Statewide

VIRGINIA, Minn. – Studies say Pre–K is essential to children’s development which is why Gov. Mark Dayton wants to make sure as many as 17,000 4-year-olds can attend Pre–K. “We can do more good to benefit the kids than we can when the kids are older,” said Virginia School Superintendent Dr. Noel Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt isn’t the only one over…

Walker Names New UW-System Regents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Governor Scott Walker has appointed two new University of Wisconsin System regents. Walker’s office announced Wednesday the governor has selected Mike Jones and Bob Atwell to serve as regents. Jones works as an attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich specializing in corporate governance. He also has served as vice president of corporate affairs for MillerCoors. He…

Superior Celebrates 18th Year as a Tree City

Play to be Put on at UWS as Well

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior celebrated its 18th year as a Tree City today, as students across the city were given a chance to learn all about what it means. Students from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and members of Superior’s Tree Board visited 22 different elementary classrooms to deliver a copy of the book “The Man Who Planted Trees.” They also read it to…

St. Scholastica Day of Giving a Big Hit

School Raised More than $160,000

DULUTH, Minn.-St. Scholastica announced today that its fifth annual Give to CSS Day last week raised more than $160,000. The purpose is to raise funds for current and future student programming. It was the biggest amount of money donated to the college since the campaign started. Most of the donations come from alumni. “A huge thank you is in order…

Superintendent Gronseth Explains Reason for Job Hunt

Gronseth has been a finalist for three jobs in 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth schools superintendent Bill Gronseth was not chosen Monday night as the new superintendent of Winona Area Public Schools in southern Minnesota. Gronseth was one of three candidates up for the position. He has been seeking new employment for the last few years. Just this year he was also a finalist for two other districts in Minnesota, including…

Finding the Perfect Home with One Roof Housing

Coffee Conversation: One Roof Housing

DULUTH, Minn. – With Spring officially here, many Northlanders will have house-searching on the brain. Representatives from One Roof Housing visited FOX 21 to chat about important things to know when looking to move. Jackie Kemp, Education and Counseling Director for One Roof Housing, says there are education seminars to help future homebuyers. Noah Hobbs, Lending Director, says anyone looking…

Grand Rapids Elementary Schools in Need of Upgrades

Task Force Looks to Find Best Plan to Improve City's Four Elementary Schools

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – All four elementary schools in Grand Rapids are feeling cramped and outdated for many in the community. In 2015, an $80 million referendum to build two new elementary schools was voted down, and school district officials say, over the last two years, conditions have only gotten worse. A taskforce is now looking into how to best…

Nikki’s Notebook: Duluth Yoga Girl

Class Aims to Foster Body and Mind Connection

Kids spend a lot of time in the classroom during the school year, much of that time is sitting in place. One class outside of the school buildings is hoping to help keep young minds connected and confident A unique program at Duluth Yoga is only for young girls, aged 9-13. “What they learn here on the mat in this…

Genocide Awareness Workshop at UMD

Northlanders Were Educated About Past and Current Genocides and How They Can Be Prevented

DULUTH, Minn. – At UMD, a workshop was held to educate Northlanders about genocide that has happened throughout the world and genocide still going on today. The workshop featured four guest speakers who discussed the Holocaust and genocide affecting Native Americans and people in Africa and Armenia. “It’s happening in Syria right now, it’s happening in all parts of the…

Fire Destroys Semi at Hibbing Community College

Damage was Limited by Automatic Sprinkler System

HIBBING, Minn. – A truck was destroyed during a fire early Saturday morning at Hibbing Community College. Fire crews from Hibbing, Chisholm and Keewatin responded to the scene shortly before 5:00 a.m. Saturday.  When crews arrived, the fire had been contained by the building’s automatic sprinkler system. The truck, a 2014 Freightliner, was a total loss.  The building sustained only…

Board of Regents Talks Budget

Also Approved Internal Review to Look Into Gophers Sexual Assault Case

DULUTH, Minn.-The University of Minnesota Board of Regents met at UMD once again today, to discuss budget issues. The University System has a $4 billion budget which still needs to be approved by legislators. It’s expected the budget will not be approved until May or June. Whatever is decided, could have a big impact on tuition rates. “This is preliminary…

STARBASE STEM Program Gets Trial Run with Duluth Elementary Students

State Sen. Erik Simonson says he's working on legislation to expand the program to Duluth by next school year

DULUTH, Minn. – The 148th Fighter Wing hosted a group of Duluth elementary school kids for a unique look at a future in science, technology, engineering, and math . All week, instructors from the STARBASE program in the Twin Cities worked with 5th graders from Lowell Elementary, applying lessons learned in the classroom to stem challenges and experiments. “We get…

Award-Winning Author to Speak on Addiction & Recovery

Two Presentations to be Held in Moose Lake

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – Addiction to drugs and alcohol is an issuing affecting families around the country. Many Minnesotans have had friends and family members suffer from some type of addiction. One Minnesotan who has faced these challenges is award-winning author and public speaker Daniel D. Maurer. Maurer’s non-fiction brand deals with personal transformation and how a person’s story affects…

Education Bill Would Eliminate Early Education Funding

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – House Republicans are taking a defiant stand against Governor Mark Dayton by proposing the elimination of his signature early childhood education program. The proposed cuts announced Thursday are very different from Dayton’s proposed $175 million addition to the program and signals that a larger fight looms as lawmakers and the governor search for compromise. Dayton…

Students Get Hands-On Golf Lesson

Cook County is the First Northland School to host Golf in the Schools Program

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – With Spring slowly taking hold local golf courses prepare to open.  Meanwhile, one local pro spent his Tuesday introducing kids to the sport. Students at Cook County School in Grand Marais spent their Physical Education period getting into the swing.  Of golf that is.  They took part in the Golf in the Schools program, sponsored by…

Award-Winning Actress Visits UMD for Movie Screening

"Tangerine" Screening Tonight

DULUTH, Minn. – This evening an award-winning actress is stopping at the University of Minnesota – Duluth for the screening of a movie she appeared in. “Tangerine” will be shown at 7:00 p.m. at the UMD Library Rotunda. There will be a question and answer segment with the film’s star, Mya Taylor, following the screening. This event is free and…

Gronseth Comments on Job Search Endeavors

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth School Superintendent Bill Gronseth provided a statement about his recent search endeavors stating, “A superintendent search is a long process. In view of the delays and less than positive support of a minority of the board during recent contract negotiations, I thought it would be prudent to explore other opportunities. I didn’t plan to consider other…

World Water Day

Tours At The Water Treatment Plant

Superior, Wis Today was world water day. 150 miles of sewer, drains 4 million gallons of water directly to the superior water treatment plant daily. The public was allowed on site for tours to find out exactly what happens after you flush water down your toilet. Every gallon that moves through the plant goes throw a vigorous process to make…

UMD Students Celebrate Anniversary of Legal Access to Birth Control

Representatives from Planned Parenthood spoke about the history of birth control and reproductive rights in the United States

DULUTH, Minn. – 45 years ago the Supreme Court legalized the use of birth control for non–married couples. Today, students at UMD celebrated the anniversary of that decision on campus. Representatives from Planned Parenthood spoke about the history of birth control and reproductive rights in the United States. “It really gave access to women who weren’t married, whereas before it…

Middle School Career Day

Greenway Seventh and Eighth Graders Learn About Many Careers and Education Options

COLERAINE, Minn. – A middle school career fair happened today at Greenway High School. Fox 21 sent staff members to talk with the kids about careers in broadcast journalism and meteorology. The Greenway seventh and eighth Graders had many questions and a lot of interest in a variety of careers. “We’re basically interviewing people for jobs in the future,” says seventh grader Bodie…

Animal Allies Educating Northland Youth

For Over 25 Years, Animal Allies Has Been Making Way Into Northland Classrooms

DULUTH, Minn. – Some say seeing is believing. Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking to educate Northland youth by making way into classrooms, to teach hands-on. Twenty-five years later, these visits still have a lasting effect on local students. “I had twelve dollars and the ropes we bought, I think were .95 cents,” said Isabella, 2nd grade student…

Aquatic Invasive Species Course

Stopping A Problem With The Public's Help

Duluth, Minn Invasive species have caught the attention of the St. Louis River Alliance and there doing what they can to take on the issue before it gets worse. Ordinary citizens are taking a course on how to identify invasive species and their possible impacts on the waters in the Twin Ports. They’ll also learn how to record data and…

Great Outdoors: UMD’s Clean Snowmobile Team Takes 3rd in National Competition

A busted engine was no problem for this experienced group of engineering students

DULUTH, Minn. – Living in the Northland, most people have seen and heard snowmobiles buzzing through the snow during the winter months. Over at UMD, a group of students has been working hard, designing a new, cleaner sled and they’re already seeing the results pay off. “When we first started we were just barely trying to get something to work,”…

Lake Superior College Students Awarded Toolboxes

Industry Partners Sponsor the Grant to Ensure Students Graduate From In Demand Programs

DULUTH, Minn. – Three Lake Superior College students were awarded a toolbox today that they can use to complete their machine tool program and work professionally in the field. The Machine Tech Toolbox Grant is provided by the LSC industry partners as a way to ensure skilled students graduate from in-demand programs. The students have until the toolboxes on loan…

Federal Budget Cuts Could Impact Foster Grandparent Program

Students Wrote Letters to Senator Al Franken, Asking to Save the Foster Grandparent Program

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Duluth second graders put to use their daily writing lesson, lobbying to keep a classroom helper on hand Tuesday. It all started with the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Each new President brings a new wish-list of ideas to the table when it comes to budget cuts. Nearly 200 senior citizens in the Twin…