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Butter Poached Lobster Crawls Onto A Local Menu

COOKING CONNECTION: The Boat Club Restaurant Adds A Buttery Delicious Lobster Option This Winter Season

DULUTH, Minn – In this weeks Cooking Connection we are cooking up a butter poached lobster, laid on top of risotto and topped with smoked caviar and beach mushrooms. This dish will have your taste buds satisfied and wanting to come back for more. Watch the video above for the recipe or stop by The Boat Club Restaurant in Duluth…

Lemon Wolf Café Spicing Up Breakfast Menu with Homemade Huevos Rancheros

Cooking Connection: Lemon Wolf Cafe Prepares Homemade Huevos Rancheros with Fried Pork Chop

BEAVER BAY, Minn. – Located in Beaver Bay, Minnesota, across the street from the Mobile Gas Station along Highway 61 sits the Lemon Wolf Café. Lemon Wolf Café was taken over by new ownership in March of 2019. Chefs Jon and Mike are now behind the operation, and have included a new breakfast menu for customers to enjoy. In this…

All Slopes Are Open At Lutsen Mountain

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Lutsen Mountin Fully Opens All Hills

LUTSEN, Minn – In this weeks Active Adventures we are chatting with Lutsen Mountain as they officially open up all of their downhill runs on the mountains. Heading into the holiday season has locals and tourists ready to shred some fresh powder and the north shore is currently getting hit with heavy lake effect snow. With high school ski races…

The Grizzly Experience Showcased at Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show

The Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show Runs December 13 - 15 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Kicking off Friday, December 13, the Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show will include entertainment and products for everyone. This year’s show takes place December 13 – 15. Show hours listed below. Friday: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Entertainment for this year’s show includes the “Ice…

Handmade in the Northland: Minnesota Art on Tap

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 9 – 13, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Minnesota Art on Tap is a mobile…

Eskimo Pro Staff Talk New Products Ahead of Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show

The Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show Runs December 13 - 15 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Kicking off Friday, December 13, the Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show will include entertainment and products for everyone. This year’s show takes place December 13 – 15. Friday: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A big part of the show attracts ice anglers from near and…

Handmade in the Northland: Riverside Soy Candles

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 9 – 13, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. It’s beginning to look, and smell a…

Douglas County Historical Society Hosting 4th Annual Christmas Musicale

The Annual Christmas Musical is Happening Thursday, December 12

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Happening Thursday, December 12, the Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) invites you to the 4th annual Christmas Musicale happening from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event will take place at DCHS, located at 1101 John Avenue in Superior. A Christmas Musical serves as a fundraiser for DCHS. Local musician Shane Nelson stopped by FOX 21 Local News…

Handmade in the Northland: MOD Playhouse

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 9 – 13, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Shari Bradt is the creator of MOD…

Experience the Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Duluth’s Historic NorShor Theatre

The Wizard of Oz will be Performed Through December 22

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening now through Sunday, December 22, The Wizard of Oz is set to captivate audiences as it takes center stage inside Duluth’s historic NorShor Theatre. Christina Stroup who plays Miss Gulch and the Wicked Witch, stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the production. Living on a Kansas farm with her aunt, uncle, and dog…

Handmade in the Northland: Wildlife Artist Alexa Carson

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 9 – 13, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Alexa Carson is a wildlife artist based…

Glensheen New Home for Marcia Hales’ ‘Spirit of the Lights’

After 20 years in her Park Point backyard, light display moves locations.

DULUTH, Minn.- Glensheen Mansion will officially house another Northland Holiday Tradition Tuesday–Marcia Hales’ Spirit of the Lights display opens on the estate from 4 to 9 p.m. For more than 20 years the same lights were on display at Marcia’s Park Point home for all to enjoy. About 30-40 volunteers helped shine the lights again on Glensheen grounds. An undertaking…

Duluth Council Approves $235 Thousand to Spirit Mountain

Councilors voice disappointment that resort is in this state.

DULUTH, Minn.- The fate of Spirit Mountain rested in the hands of the Duluth City Council, who voted to grant $235,000 to the resort, to make up for losses after a Thanksgiving blizzard cancelled this past Amsoil Snocross. While the council approved the resolution 8-1 with Jay Fosle opposed, it was not without a tone of disappointment that the resort…

Red Kettle Campaign Impacted by Recent Winter Wallop, Donations Encouraged

Coffee Conversation: Duluth Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Suffers Due to Recent Winter Weather

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Salvation Army is currently seeking donations for this year’s Red Kettle Campaign. The annual campaign raises funds to help with many needs in our community, whether it be housing, food, or other services. Due to the recent blizzard that impacted much of the Northland, donations are slightly down compared to last year at this time. The…

Handmade in the Northland: Burdock Ceramics

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 9 – 13, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Barry Sands and his partner Rita work…

Duluth Family Helped With Pub Fundraiser After Losing House in Fire

Caddy Shack Indoor Golf and Pub hosted band concert fundraiser for family.

DULUTH, Minn.- Through a silent auction, food sales, and regular donations, eight local bands raised money at the Caddy Shack Indoor Golf and Pub, for a family who lost their home and belongings to a fire. “We believe in the village concept,” said Caddy Shack owner Stephanie LaFleur. “And in a village you take care of everybody and your family—that…

Celebrating Hmong New Year in Duluth

Hmong community gathers with others at the Coppertop Church.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Saturday many in Duluth celebrated New Years–not American New Year’s, but Hmong New Years. About 20 Hmong families currently reside in Duluth. The Hmong people come mostly from the country of Laos, and many emigrated here after the Vietnam War. There are also many Hmong students at UMD, and they performed traditional dances as the crowd at…

Thousands Shop Local Items at Duluth Winter Village

Last year brought more than 20,000 people to the market.

DULUTH, Minn.- The grounds of Glensheen were packed for the 4th annual Duluth Winter Village outdoor market. Last year was the market’s biggest year yet with more than 20,000 people shopping the locally made gifts. According to organizers, this year is looking to be just as big as people continue to be attracted to what Duluth has to offer. “It…

Preparing Food for Hmong New Year Celebration

Over 1200 egg rolls and 120 pounds of rice made before celebration.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Hmong community of Duluth is preparing for their annual New Year celebration happening Saturday at the Coppertop Church on Central Entrance. Currently the cooks are preparing about 1200 eggrolls and up to 120 pounds of rice for the big celebration. They said they make all the food every year to keep their culture and traditions from the…

Curling Bonspiel Held in Memory of Junior Curling Champ

Teams from across U.S. and Canada came to compete.

DULUTH, Minn.- Up to 90 junior curlers are hitting the ice at the Duluth Curling Club for the eighth annual Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior Bonspiel. The competition draws teams from across the U.S. and Canada, competing in three divisions. It’s held in memory of Elizabeth Busche, a 2012 Junior National Champ in the sport who passed away at 19 from…

Season of Song Concerts Happening at Cathedral of Christ the King

Season of Song Concerts are Happening Sunday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 10 at Cathedral of Christ the King

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Kicking off Sunday, December 8, the 22nd annual Season of Song Concerts will help ring in the holiday season. Michael Fuchs, UW-Superior Director of Choral Activities, and Tori Thompson, vocal performance major at UW-Superior stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the upcoming event. The first performance is taking place Sunday, December 8 at 4:00…

Perfecting the Snow Angel

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Take A Break From Shoveling & Make A Snow Angel!

DULUTH, Minn. — It’s time to stop stressing about the recent blizzard and heavy snow we’ve been buried in and drop to the ground, take a deep breath and make a snow angel! This may be considered a childhood game but it’s for the adults too. Meteorologist Brittney Merlot says “It’s a great stress reliever. It makes you slow down,…

Duluth Winter Village Happening Saturday, Sunday at Glensheen Mansion

Duluth Winter Village Attracts Over 20,000 Visitors to the Grounds of Glensheen Mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – In years past, thousands of eager Northlanders descended upon Glensheen mansion to check out local businesses selling their goods in a new winter village. That experience is back this weekend. The Duluth Winter Village is happening December 7 and 8 at Glensheen Mansion. The village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Local businesses…

2019 Knife River Julebyen Features Trolls, Vendors, and Scandinavian Traditions

The Seventh Annual Julebyen "Christmas Village" is Happening Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8 in the Community of Knife River

KNIFE RIVER, Minn. – Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en) means “Christmas Village”. Residents near and far in the Northland are invited to visit the community of Knife River along Highway 61 Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 to enjoy this Scandinavian tradition. Julebyen is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. The Julebyen…

Local Softball Organization Raising Funds for Amberwing

Twin Ports Rampage is Hosting Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 7

SUPERIOR, Wis. – On Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Belgian Club in Superior, you’re encouraged to enjoy Breakfast with Santa all for a great cause. The annual event is organized by Twin Ports Rampage Fast Pitch Softball organization. Each year, members of the organization plan the breakfast as a way to give back to…

Bentleyville Snowed In For Third Day In a Row

Volunteers needed to help clear snow piles

DULUTH, Minn.- Too much snow has Bentleyville closed for a third day in a row, and maybe more. Crews and volunteers have been working to clear snow from Bayfront since 8 a.m. Monday. They are asking for more volunteers to help clear pathways and parking lots. You’re asked to bring your own shovel or snow blower. “We’ve never had snow…

Cook That Bird to 165 Degrees Fahrenheit

The FOX 21 Morning Crew Creates Musical Entertainment on Thanksgiving; "Cook That Bird Remix 2019"

DULUTH, Minn. – For fans of the FOX 21 Morning Show, you may recall when Meteorologist Brittney Merlot had some fun back on Thanksgiving of 2018 and created the song, “Cook That Bird.” The song is simple, and consists of singing “Cook That Bird” on repeat. This Thanksgiving, the FOX 21 Morning Crew brought back the blooper from 2018, creating…

Snap, Hashtag, Post! You Could Win a Prize for Shopping Local in Duluth

Duluth Loves Local is Hosting Small Biz Hop on Saturday, November 30 Starting at 8:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Loves Local is looking to make Small Business Saturday more special this year by hosting a Small Biz Hop. The rules are simple and fun! You’re encouraged to shop local on Small Business Saturday. Then post a photo on Instagram (feed or stories) for each location you stop by and use hashtag #smallbizhop. Account must be…

Travelers Hunkering Down, Cancelling Thanksgiving Plans Due to Storms

Comfort Suites in Canal Park has already received at least 15 cancellations.

DULUTH,Minn.- The effects of the incoming storms are creating cancellations for business in Duluth. Comfort Suites in Canal Park received at least 15 cancellations Monday night for Thanksgiving weekend. But one family isn’t letting the storm stop their holiday plans to get up to the Gunflint Trail–as they’ve been doing for almost 30 years. “We’re gonna ride out the storm…

FOX 21 Kicks Off ‘Gifts for Teens’ Toy Drive

Gifts will be Collected from Participating Drop Off Locations on Thursday, December 19

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season, you have the chance to help make lasting holiday memories for teens living in the Twin Ports. FOX 21 Local News is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland for the annual ‘Gifts for Teens’ Toy Drive. Gift donations will be collected at…

Make Magical Holiday Memories Aboard the Christmas City Express

Christmas City Express Begins Friday, November 29 at the North Shore Scenic Railroad Museum in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – What better way to see the holiday sights of the Northland than aboard the Christmas City Express. Starting Friday, November 29, passengers are welcome to hop aboard and experience the magical excursion. The Christmas City Express will board and depart at the St. Louis County Depot (Lake Superior Railroad Museum). The holiday fun of the Christmas City Express…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Downtown Duluth Photo Gallery Celebrates Two Year Anniversary

Tischer Photographic Gallery sells nature images.

DULUTH, Minn.- The photographer at Tischer Photographic Gallery on West Superior Street captures breathtaking scenes of Lake Superior, Gooseberry Falls, or other Northland scenes and turns them into pieces you can hang in your home. “If you come into our gallery and purchase a piece of artwork y’know we make it with our hands right here,” owner and photographer Ryan…

Christmas Lights Up, Christmas Tours On at Glensheen Mansion

Choose from three different tours to take.

DULUTH, Minn.- The holidays are in full swing at Glensheen Mansion, with their Christmas Tours now underway. You can choose from three different tours at the mansion: a self-guided tour, a half self-guided full mansion tour, and the new candlelight tour. For the candlelight tour, staff turns off all the interior lights, illuminating the mansion in only Christmas lights. Staff…

Duluth Art Institute Hosting Annual HoliDAI Market

The Market and Free Day at the Depot is Happening Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Shoppers are invited to take part in Small Business Saturday special events on Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the St. Louis County Depot. Christina Woods, Executive Director of the Duluth Art Institute says the DAI HoliDAI Market is a unique way for artists to sell their creations, for collectors to purchase work,…

Holiday Pop-Up Gives the Gift of Essential Oils

Participants make colognes and perfumes out of essential oils.

DULUTH, Minn.- A Holiday Pop-up at Clyde Iron Works is focused on making some holiday gifts out of essential oils. The group mixed natural scents like lemon, frankinscense and rose with a base of vodka to make perfumes and colognes. They hoped to provide a healthy alternative to the conventional perfumes and colognes that use toxic ingredients. “People want a…

Hundreds of Bowlers of All Abilities Fill Special Olympics State Tournament

Over 5,000 participants statewide, over 450 here in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- Hundreds of bowlers of all abilities gathered at the Incline Station in Downtown Duluth for Special Olympic’s Minnesota’s State Tournament. Duluth was one of nine cities hosting a state tournament Sunday, adding to the pot of over 5,000 participants statewide. Bowling balls land on the lane floor with a resounding thud. “Knock those pins down,” Jeniece Klammer of…

Dancers Gather to Compete, Honor Fallen Breakdancer

9th annual Willie Kruger Dance Competition held at the Encounter.

DULUTH, Minn.- Tapping feet and grooving bodies filled the Encounter on First Street for the 9th Annual Willie Kruger Dance Competition, held in honor of the local breakdancing pioneer. Dancers came from around the country–from nine-year-olds to adults. Founder John D’Auria started the competition in honor of his cousin Willie, who died in 2010. According to dancers, the competition highlights…

Wisconsin Hunters Take to the Woods for Deer Opener

Hunters reach milestones with family, meat processors see spikes in business.

POPLAR, Wis.- Hunters across Wisconsin took to the millions of acres of public hunting lands for the firearm deer hunting opener. “It’s one of the best states in the nation for both quality of deer and quantity of deer historically,” said Greg Kessler, Wildlife Biologist with the Wisconsin DNR. It’s that time of year again, and hunters aren’t wasting a…

Christmas City of the North Parade Decks the Halls of Superior Street

Crowds take over sidewalks to watch the 61st Parade.

DULUTH, Minn.- The crowds outside of Sir Ben’s were full of holiday cheer as Superior Street turned into a Winter Wonderland for the 61st Annual Christmas City of the North Parade. Thumping marching bands, colorful floats, and favorite characters line the street. It’s a special night not only for spectators, but those who have been preparing to be in the…

Shooting For A Big Buck

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Firearms Deer Hunting Season is Underway

NORTHLAND — Minnesota Firearms Deer Hunting season ends on Sunday the 24th, as Wisconsin’s Rifle Season kicks off on Saturday the 23rd and runs until December 1st. Hunters gather from all over and head into the woods to lock and load. But it’s not all about the big buck, it’s also about winding down in the woods and making memories…

A Dickens of a Christmas Dinner Theater Raising Money for Iron River Library

The Dinner Theater Fundraiser is Happening Saturday, December 7 at White Winter Winery in Iron River, Wisconsin

IRON RIVER, Wis. – White Winter Winery is proud to present A Dickens of a Christmas Dinner Theater fundraiser Saturday, December 7. The fundraiser will help to benefit the newly renovated and expanded Iron River Library. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption comes alive at the White Winter Winery’s special holiday dinner theater event, “A Dickens Of A…

Asian Inspired Wild Rice Salad

COOKING CONNECTION: Vegan Holiday Options With Coco's Latest Bites

DULUTH, Minn – Asian Inspired Wild Rice Salad: Made with locally grown wild rice and can be tailored to any ethnic style flavor profile of your choice. RECIPE: 2 cups cooked wild rice (You can sub fresh 3 shredded or chopped cabbage or sauerkraut for the wild rice.) 1 clove Chinese pea pods 1 cup matchstick raw carrots 1 cup…

Tips to Remember When Stray Animals Are Found

Animal Allies Humane Society Says They Receive Multiple Calls Per Day Regarding What to Do With Stray Animals

DULUTH, Minn. – It can often be difficult to know what’s the right thing to do when coming across stray animals, especially in the cold winter months. Stray or feral animals may be timid, or show force, leaving helpful animal advocates to wonder what’s the best way of going about getting the animal to a safe place. Michelle Carter, Development…

New Local Business Taking Stress Out Of Holiday Baking

Lake Superior Baking Co. Began in October of 2019; Hermantown Resident Chloe Harris is the Founder of the Company

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Baking is all the buzz in the kitchen of one Hermantown resident. 17-year-old Chloe Harris started Lake Superior Baking Co. in October of 2019. Harris says she has had a passion for baking since she was 7-years-old. Now she’s turning her passion into a profession by starting up her very own company. Harris bakes out of her…

Gobble, Gobble! Tickets on Sale for 71st Annual Lincoln Park Business Group Turkey Bingo

Turkey Bingo is Happening Wednesday, November 20, and Thursday, November 21

DULUTH, Minn. – Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which can only mean one thing. Lincoln Park Business Group is inviting all Northlanders to purchase tickets now for the 71st Annual Turkey Bingo. This year, they’re adding another day to the madness for double the amount of fun. Turkey Bingo will be played Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21….

It’s Turkey Fry Time! Marine General Hosting Annual Fundraiser Wednesday

Marine General is Hosting the Annual Turkey Fry Fundraiser Wednesday, November 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – 60 turkeys will be deep fried outside Marine General in Duluth on Wednesday, November 20. The public is invited to stop by the store located at 1501 London Road from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for turkey sandwiches, ice fishing information, and more. The 11th annual event will also kick off Bob’s Bike Drive. This year, more…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Buy and Sell Gear at Great Lakes Gear Exchange

New outdoor gear consignment store opens in East Hillside.

DULUTH, Minn.- Here outdoor activities are a part of life in any season. But all of that equipment can get pricey. Great Lakes Gear Exchange is hoping to change that. “Our mission is to make outdoor adventure financially and culturally accessible while promoting sustainability in the outdoor industry,” said co-owner Brooke Wetmore. Before occupying their new storefront on East 4th…

Minnesota Power Strings Lights on 35th Christmas Tree

3400 ft of LED lights strung on tree.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas throughout the rest of Duluth as crews decorated the Minnesota Power Christmas Tree in lights for the 35th year. The 54 ft tree will be strung in 3400 feet of LED lights, to be lit Friday at five before the Christmas City of the North Parade. The tree will be…

Bentleyville Prep Wraps Up Five Days Before Opening

Volunteers finish setting up gift shop.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Bentleyville Tour of Lights is almost done setting up in Bayfront Park, for opening night this Saturday. Over the last eight weeks, about 15 hundred volunteers helped set up the 21 acres of over 5 million lights. Founder Nathan Bentley said the display wouldn’t happen without all of that help. “I sometimes believe the public maybe doesn’t…

Bluebird Foundation Inc. Hosts 2019 Christmas By The Lake CD Release Party

The CD Release Party is Happening Wednesday, November 20 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Greysolon Plaza Ballroom

DULUTH, Minn. – In its first five years of existence, The Bluebird Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, has awarded nearly $50,000 in grants and scholarships to regional high school age youth in the performing arts. The foundation’s major annual fundraiser is the Christmas by the Lake Album. The annual music album (two CD’s or digital download) consisting of 33…