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Knowing Your Neighbors: Hermantown’s First Wellness Center

Essentia Wellness Center opens with YMCA, clinic, and more inside.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- On Tuesday Hermantown will open their first ever Wellness Center with fitness, healthare, and a hangout spot all in one. “It’s a great place for us to grow as a community, to build community together to help us to feel connected, and just be stronger together,” said John Mulder, Hermantown City Administrator. There’s no shortage of things to…

Harvest Moon Gala to Raise Funds for Two Harbors Community Radio

The Harvest Moon Gala is Happening Saturday, October 19 at the American Legion in Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Happening Saturday, October 19, you’re encouraged to attend the 2019 Harvest Moon Gala supporting Two Harbors Community Radio 99.5 FM. Julie Luchsinger, event organizer, recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to share a few details regarding the annual fundraiser. Local belly dancing group Tribal Alchemie also performed on the broadcast. Doors will open at 5:30…

Animal Allies to Host Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser

Coffee Conversation: Fur Ball Gala for Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland Country Club will be packed with adorable fur babies on Saturday, October 19. The annual Animal Allies Fur Ball Gala typically raises more than $100,000. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. Money raised this year will help support the shelter’s transportation fund. The gala is an opportunity for animal lovers in the Northland to come…

Karate Masters in Training at Clyde Iron Works

Largest tournament in region brings students from Thunder Bay and Twin Cities.

DULUTH, Minn.- Clyde Iron Works was packed with students young and old, and their senseis, for the Spirit of the Arts Fall Karate Tournament. Students from as far as Thunder Bay and the Cities presented their choreographed forms and sparring to panels of judges. With kids starting as young as seven, organizers say teaching good sportsmanship is just as important…

Catalyst Content Festival Wraps Up with Red Carpet Gala

Filmmakers and artists mingled with innovative ways of filmmaking and content creation.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Greysolon Ballroom dressed up like the Red Carpet on Oscars night as filmmakers, actors, and more mingled with other artists who showcased their work at the Catalyst Content Film Festival. “Just found kindred spirits,” said John T. O’Brien, writer, Producer and Lead Actor for the film Dad Man Walking. “And we all clicked.” “We’re all film people,…

Bentleyville Volunteers Set Up 128ft Tree for Tour of Lights

Bentleyville Tour of Lights set up continues.

DULUTH, Minn.- All this snow has us thinking about the holiday season, which is coming up quickly- and so is the Bentleyville Tour of Lights! Set up for the free display of lights continued this weekend. Saturday morning volunteers helped set up the event’s biggest display- a 128ft LED Christmas tree! Volunteers say they don’t mind the challenge of getting such…

UMD Students Celebrate Homecoming With Corn on the Cob

DULUTH, Minn- Who doesn’t love fair food. Well there was a bunch at the University of Minnesota Duluth, as they hosted a county fair to kick off homecoming weekend. The UMD Student Association gave away tons of corn with butter for free. Students say it’s a great opportunity to get excited, even with the stress of the semester. “It’s so…

Duluth Cider Hosting Big Bad Apple Bash

The Cider Celebration is Happening Saturday, October 12 from Noon Until 11:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Cider has been operating in the Lincoln Park neighborhood for nearly one year, and the owners of the business are looking to celebrate in fall fashion. Duluth Cider’s Big Bad Apple Bash is happening Saturday, October 12 from noon until 11:00 p.m. Owner Jake Scott invites the community to bring your apples, your appetite, your friends,…

Inaugural Trick-or-Treat Event Happening at Glensheen Mansion

Trick-or-Treating at the Mansion is Happening Thursday, October 31; Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – There are five big events happening throughout October at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth. For the first time ever, Glensheen will be hosting a trick-or-treating event on Halloween. The mansion is also featuring a Great Glensheen Pumpkin Hunt, 21+ Flashlight Tours, and a Hiki Hut event. The Great Glensheen Pumpkin Hunt: October 1 – 31 | 9:00 a.m….

Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar Offering Gluten Free Options

Cooking Connection: Pesto Penne Pasta

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, we’re catching up with Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar located in Duluth’s Canal Park. Senior Sous Chef Chad Bloomquist demonstrates how to prepare the restaurants indulgent Pesto Penne Pasta. Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is located at 405 Lake Avenue South in Duluth, Minnesota. Click here to see the full…

Catalyst Content Festival Begins in Duluth

Hundreds of Hollywood executives and creators are in the Northland for the media festival

DULUTH, Minn. – The Catalyst Content Festival kicked off Wednesday in Downtown Duluth. The festival showcases never-before-seen TV shows and other media made all around the world. Creators are hoping the festival is what they need to get their original content recognized. “The ultimate thing would be that we can be able to create the show here and have a…

Tricks and Treats Taking Over Lake Superior Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is Happening Saturday, October 12, and Saturday, October 19

DULUTH, Minn. – Boo at the Zoo is back once again for another season of tricking and collecting treats. The event is happening Saturday, October 12 and 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to dress in costume, but not too scary! More than 40 trick-or-treating stations will be available. Henna tattoos, a magic show, straw maze…

Twin Cities Film Fest Features Multiple Minnesota Connections

Twin Cities Film Festival is Happening October 16 - 26

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Northland movie lovers, now is your chance to get a glimpse of this year’s greatest films — some even have a connection to Minnesota. Twin Cities Film Fest organizers Jatin Setia and Bill Cooper stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about this year’s Minnesota connections to the festival. Films with Minnesota Roots: International Falls It…

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….

Guest Orchestra to Perform at UMD Thursday Evening

The Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra will be in Duluth Thursday, October 10 to Perform

DULUTH, Minn. – On Thursday, October 10, you have the chance to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra. David Edmunds, Associate Professor of Music Education, stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning to chat about the upcoming performance. The Superior Court Rising Stars Steel Orchestra members have served…

Bayfield Apple Festival the “Apple” of Town’s Eye

Festival draws in more than 50,000 visitors each year.

BAYFIELD, Wis.- Drawing in more than 50,000 visitors every year, the Apple Festival is one of Bayfield’s biggest events. And you can tell, by how many people pack the streets for the parade. Marching down Rittenhouse Avenue, laid out in front of the deep blue Lake Superior, the Grand Parade draws floats, attractions, and spectators from around the Northland. As…

Hollywood Invasion Coming to Duluth

The Catalyst Content Festival is Happening October 9 - 13 in Duluth, Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – A festival years in the making will present it’s Duluth debut on Wednesday, October 9. The Catalyst Content Festival, originally ITVFest, first began in Los Angeles in 2006. Flash forward to today, and the Festival has survived, thrived, and grown through two states. It now resides in Minnesota. Philip Gilpin Jr. is the Executive Director of Catalyst, but…

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin In a Sea of Gourds

DC's Best Produce Farms is Expected to Keep Their Patches Open Through Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s a sea of pumpkins, gourds and vegetable for sale on the corner of Arlington Avenue and Central Entrance in Duluth. In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot swings by the temporary produce stand set up for the Halloween season. For more than 20 years, DC’s Best Produce Farms has set up shop at the busy…

DSSO Kicks Off New Season of Concerts Saturday at the DECC

Season Open for the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra is Saturday, October 5

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re in the mood for a night at the Symphony Orchestra, you’re in luck! The Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dirk Meyer is thrilled to present their 2019-2020 concert lineup. The new season won’t have a theme as in previous years. Instead, the DSSO will be focusing on the experiences of simply going to…

Local Author Releases New Book, “Urban Legends from Space”

Author Bob King will be Doing a Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Saturday, October 19 from 12 - 3 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth author Bob King is the creator of Wonders of the Night Sky and Night Sky with the Naked Eye. His latest publication is Urban Legends from Space: The Biggest Myths About Space Demystified. From chem trails to black holes and supernovas, misinformation about space travels faster than the speed of light. In the book, King explains…

Iron Range Pasty Festival Coming to Mt. Iron Community Center

The First Annual Iron Range Pasty Festival is Happening Saturday, October 5

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. – Pasty lovers, rejoice! The First Annual Iron Range Pasty Festival is happening at the Mountain Iron Community Center on October 5  from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. There will be food, music, rutabaga bowling, a scavenger hunt and more family fun. Guests will also have the chance to play Green Cheese, the region’s favorite original call-in trivia…

Lake Superior Disc Golf Community Holds Final Tournament

Final tournament held in Superior National Forest.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Lake Superior Disc Golf Community held their final tournament of the season Sunday. They tossed around the discs at the Superior National Forest. About 30–50 people came out to the tournament, out of about 100 in the region who play. Organizers want to see more people try disc golf, with the sport open to all ages. “Exercise…

Hundreds Walk to Help Grant Wishes

Make a Wish holds annual Walk for Wishes, raises over $10,000.

DULUTH, Minn.- Hundreds of people gathered at UMD’s Bagley Nature Center for a walk and run benefitting the Make-A-Wish foundation, to grant wishes for kids suffering from critical illnesses. Over $10,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish today, exceeding their goal. About 100 people pre-registered to participate in the Walk for Wishes. The smiles at events like these continue long after everyone…

Game Day Munchies? Bucktales Cantina and Grill Has You Covered

Cooking Connection: Sloppy Jose and Tinga Dilla

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s football season and with it comes the munchies! In this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Brett Scott chats with Bucktales Cantina and Grill owner Dee Morales as business picks up for the fall season. Morales is the only chef in the kitchen at Bucktales, handcrafting each order to perfection. The business is located near Pattison State…

Celebrate Oktoberfest with The Boat Club Restaurant and Bar

Oktoberfest at The Boat Club Restaurant and Bar is Happening Saturday, September 28 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Fitger's Courtyard

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s a boatload of fun being packed into one event happening Saturday, September 28. Oktoberfest at The Boat Club Restaurant and Bar is happening from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The event, taking place in the Fitger’s Courtyard, features LIVE music, Dachshund races, Oktoberfest brews and authentic German cuisine. At 5:00 p.m., guests will be welcome to…

Haunted Shack Looking for Spooky Volunteers

At least 50 volunteers needed to help make the haunted attraction a success.

CARLTON, Minn.- The Haunted Shack and Haunted Ridge are looking for more spooky characters to join in scaring the people of the Northland. “Just having fun scaring people, it’s really fun,” said Volunteer Coordinator Julie Schwarzkopf. The demand is bigger this year as the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship will once again not be in the Minnesota Slip. “It did…

Carving Soapstone at Cloquet Library

Stone Carving Class lets people make their own pendants, desk ornaments, and more.

CLOQUET, Minn.- People at the Cloquet Library got a chance to hand craft their own indigenous stone sculptures. The library hosted a stone carving class, where participants got to carve soapstone into their own pendants, desk ornaments, or whatever decorations they prefer. The native skywatcher carvings reflect the stories of native cosmology. “They’ll leave tonight with an actual piece of…

Beargrease Beer and Bacon Bash Taking Over Proctor Fair Grounds Saturday

The Annual Event is Happening Saturday, September 28 from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Proctor Fair Grounds

PROCTOR, Minn. – This family-friendly Beer-Bacon-Bloody Mary tasting event is the kick-off to the Beargrease season, and one of the biggest fundraisers for the race. The Beer and Bacon Bash is happening Saturday, September 28 at the Proctor Fairgrounds. More than ten vendors will be on hand with samples, including Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Castle Danger Brewery, Vikre Distillery, South…

UMD Rock Climbing Students Scale West Duluth Rock Formation

Class climbs real rock for the first time off of First Street.

DULUTH, Minn.- A normally bare rock formation off First Street by Piedmont Avenue is suddenly crawling with people climbing up and down the cliff. “Duluth is full of hidden wonders kind of, y’know, you’re finding new trails, finding new things to do everyday,” said Sierra Kooistra. “New formations to climb, it’s a big city so you’re always finding new things…

Love Creamery Looking for New ‘Champ’ UMD Flavor

30 submissions already received for new flavor ideas.

DULUTH, Minn.- I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, and soon we could all be screaming for a UMD-inspired flavor of the cold treat from Love Creamery. The West Duluth ice cream shoppe is asking the community to help them come up with a new “Champ” flavor of ice cream. You can submit your idea online here…

Visit Cook County Announces Busy Lineup of Autumn Events

Staff at Visit Cook County Anticipate Peak Season to be Around the Last Weekend in September

COOK COUNTY, Minn. – Fall colors are popping along the North Shore, prompting the staff at Visit Cook County to encourage leaf lookers to take a drive and enjoy the majestic maple forests full of vibrant colors. Linda Jurek with Visit Cook County stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about a plethora of upcoming events this autumn. Jurek…

Old Fashioned Fun, Entertainment Highlight Lester River Rendezvous

Lester River Rendezvous is Happening Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders are invited to take part in the 21st annual Lester River Rendezvous Saturday, September 28. Before the main event this weekend, students from across Northern Minnesota will have the chance to explore and learn lifelong skills at the 2019 Lester River Rendezvous starting Thursday, September 26. For two days, classrooms will come alive outdoors as students…

Chester Bowl Fall Fest Brings Autumn Fun

Rain pushes Festival back to Sunday, park still filled.

DULUTH, Minn.- Saturday’s rain wasn’t enough to keep the 35th Annual Chester Bowl Fall Fest down. The event was rescheduled for Sunday, bringing thousands to the park. There were 130 vendors selling handcrafted items as well as 8 food vendors. The fresh caramel apples are one of the most popular treats, sold by the Duluth Lions club for more than…

Hundreds Muddied Up at Dirt Yard Dash

7th Annual Dirt Yard Dash brought all ages out to run through the mud,

DULUTH, Minn.- The sloshing of mud, followed by the cheers of fans, fills the air. “It’s more mental than it is physical,” said Peter Koering. No, these people jogging through the woods aren’t running from the law, they’re running through the mud for fun. “I don’t know it’s kinda fun for, I mean it’s nice, it’s what I do at…

UMD Walks a Mile to Support People with Disabilities

12th Annual Walk a Mile in Our Shoes hopes to raise $50,000.

DULUTH, Minn.- It was a sea of burgundy at the UMD Fieldhouse for Udac’s 12th Annual Walk a Mile in Our Shoes event. UMD athletes and Band students walked a one mile journey to support those who journey through life with intellectual and developmental disabilities. UMD teams were encouraged to raise funds before enjoying the energetic morning on campus. “It…

Get Lost In A Corn Maze

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Ru-Ridge Corn Maze Family Fun

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Get lost in a corn maze with Fox 21’s Meteorologist Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott. We timed their adventure to see how long it took to get out!  Ru-Ridge is a 400 acre farm with 8 acres of corn maze and family activities including a straw bale maze, ninja course, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, games, corn piles, photo…

Upcoming 5K Run, Walk to Benefit Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund

Running for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk is Happening Saturday, September 28 on the Campus of UW-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior is hosting the 6th annual Running for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 28, at 9:00 a.m. The event is hosted by UW-Superior’s Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center (VNSC) and Douglas County Veteran Services. “It’s been great to see this event grow,” said Monte Stewart, the VNSC Student Services Coordinator. “We’ve made…

Enjoy Ciders for a Cause Tuesday at Wild State Cider

Ciders for a Cause will Help Support Transportation, Community Development Efforts

DULUTH, Minn. – You’re invited to drink ciders for a cause! Zeitgeist is teaming up with Wild State Cider to celebrate and raise funds for active transportation in Duluth. On Tuesday, September 24 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., one dollar of every cider purchased at Wild State will go towards Zeitgeist’s active transportation and community development efforts. The family-friendly event…

Game Day Apps with Bucktales Cantina and Grill

Cooking Connection: Fresh Baked Loaded Nachos and Homemade Guacamole

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s football season and with it comes the munchies! In this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Brett Scott chats with Bucktales Cantina and Grill owner Dee Morales as business picks up for the fall season. Morales is the only chef in the kitchen at Bucktales, handcrafting each order to perfection. The business is located near Pattison State…

Age Well Arrowhead Hosting Inaugural “The Art of Aging” Fundraiser

The Fundraiser is Happening Thursday, September 26 at Northland Country Club in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Age Well Arrowhead’s first annual The Art of Aging fundraising event is taking place September 26, at Northland Country Club in Duluth. The fundraiser begins at 5:00 p.m. The event includes live and silent auctions, art demonstrations, opportunities to meet local artists and a chance to take home amazing pieces of art and other prizes. All of…

Art Exhibit Opening Saturday Inside Free Range Film Festival Barn

The Exhibit, Featuring Two Local Artists, is Opening Saturday, September 21 in Wrenshall

WRENSHALL, Minn. – As autumn approaches the Northland, a new art exhibit is set to open and be on display for the next two weekends in Wrenshall. The visual arts exhibition features the work of Catherine Meier and Kristina Estall. Field Trials II allows for artistic experimentation and exploration inside a century old barn. Both artists work in partnership with…

OMC Owner Opening New Cocktail Lounge

What initially was an OMC expansion is now a separate business.

DULUTH, Minn.- The owner of Lincoln Park businesses OMC Smokehouse, Duluth Grill, Corktown Deli and Taco Arcada is opening up a new business right next door to OMC. “Noble Pour”, as it will be called, will be a craft cocktail lounge on West Superior Street featuring local craft beverages and beverages made in house. Owner Tom Hanson says the idea…

Spicy or Mild? Head of the Lakes United Way Hosting Annual Chili Cook-Off

The Head of the Lakes United Way Chili Cook-Off is Happening Thursday, September 19 from 5 - 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Head of the Lakes United Way is happy to be spilling the beans on the 28th annual Chili Cook-Off happening Thursday, September 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the DECC Arena. This year four newcomers will be entered into the competition, vying to win one of eleven trophies up for grabs. Local organizations will be providing…

Registration Now Open for New North End Nightmare 5K

The 5K is Happening Saturday, October 26 in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Are you in the mood for spooktacular fun? How about a little exercise before loading on those candy calories? Grandma’s Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation are proud to be hosting the first ever North End Nightmare 5K taking place during the North End Spooktacular in Superior. The 5K will take place on Saturday, October 26. The…

35th Annual Chester Bowl Fall Fest to Support Scholarship Program

Coffee Conversation: Chester Bowl Fall Fest Happening Saturday, September 21 at Chester Bowl in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend it’s estimated more than 8,000 people will pack into one Duluth Park to help celebrate the changing of seasons and support local businesses. The 35th annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival is scheduled to start Saturday, September 21 at 9:30 and go until 4:30 p.m. Organizers will make an official call around 6:00 a.m. Saturday if…

Park Point Community Plays Ball Together

All ages gather to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall.

DULUTH, Minn.- Members of the Park Point community got outside for the last few days of the Summer before Fall moves in. Folks of all ages gathered at the Lafayette Community Center to play a friendly game of softball, broken into Bayside versus Lakeside teams. Organizers say it’s nice to have neighbors out and mingling together. “I think it’s great…

Celebrating Sustainable Farming at UMD Farm Fest

7th Annual Farm Fest features fresh local music, fresh produce, and fresh conversation.

DULUTH, Minn.- Students, local food vendors, and community members turned out for UMD Land Lab’s 7th Annual Farm Fest Saturday. Families were invited to come hear live local music and shop freshly picked produce. They also joined the conversation about local farming and sustainability in Northland agriculture. “Just getting people to have a connection with their food system, I think…

Fun with Farm Life at Mr. Ed’s Farm

Farm invites people for free for Old Farm Day.

HIBBING, Minn.- A real life Old McDonald showed his farm off to the public Saturday, and with a moo moo here and a cluck cluck there, Old Farm Day provided great entertainment for all ages. “A farm is a place that brings together plants, animals, soil, water sun and creates life,” said farm owner Ed Nelson. Just hop on a…

Annual Library Sale This Weekend in Superior

Biggest fundraiser of the year hopes to bring $10,000 to the library.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The Superior Public Library is hosting its annual book sale fundraiser today and tomorrow. Throughout the year the public has been donating items for the sale including not only books. This year a member of the community passed away, donating their whole record collection to the sale. This is the first year the sale featured records. Organizers hope they…

Organizers, Athletes Prepare for 2019 North Shore Inline Marathon

Active Adventures: North Shore Inline Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – It takes a village and year round dedication to make the North Shore Inline Marathon a success every year. Race Director Mike Ward stopped by FOX 21 Local News Friday morning ahead of the jam packed lineup of events. Ward says many folks are concerned about detouring around the Lester Bridge construction this year. Traffic will be…