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Running Stores Prepare for Grandma’s Marathon

Duluth Running Company getting store ready for race weekend.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s Grandma’s Marathon Race Week, and Duluth running stores are getting ready for over 20,000 runners to take to the streets this weekend. Duluth Running Company is bringing out all their stock to prepare for runners, getting last minute gear not only during the week, but even right before the race. “We’ve had sales like happen day of,”…

Grandma’s Marathon Race Week Begins

Preparations begin for the 5k, 1/2 and Full Marathons.

DULUTH, Minn.- Pieces of Grandma’s Marathon are coming together in Duluth, as the Big Top Tent has just gone up in Canal Park. It seems the Marathon will reshape the city, to give runners a solid course, and give spectators a comfortable experience to cheer them on. Finishing touches still have to be added, like painting the finish line, which…

Duluth Group Encourages Skating and Sipping This Summer

The Skate and Sip Group Meets Every Other Tuesday until September 10

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Inline Marathon isn’t happening until September 13 – 14, but that’s not stopping avid skaters from practicing and enjoying an ice cold brew. North Shore Inline Marathon, Inc. is hosting the third annual Skate and Sip group this summer. Bent Paddle Brewing Co. is sponsoring the event with a free beer for each participant…

Father’s Day Brings Together Three Generations of Golfing Family

Men of the Mertz Family get together every year to golf on Father's Day.

DULUTH, Minn.- Father-son bonding can take place anywhere, even on a golf course. Every Father’s Day the Northland Country Club has a special day of Golf, which has rooted itself as a longstanding tradition in one family’s history. “This is a special day,” said Richard Mertz Sr. “We’ve done it for a number of years, we really have and sons…

Superior Celebrates Juneteenth with Community Cookout

Freedom Day celebrations in Kelly Park unite the community.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- This Wednesday, June 19th, is Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when slaves in the united states were officially set free. On Sunday Juneteenth  was commemorated in Superior. Multiple groups, such as the Superior African Heritage Community, Fathers Rise Together, UWS, and Duluth–Superior Save the Kids hosted a cookout in Kelly Park. The annual event brings together about 300 people…

Bargain Buys Begin on Park Point

The 39th Annual Park Point Rummage Sale is Happening Friday, June 14 - Saturday, June 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Bargain buys are taking over the Park Point neighborhood in Duluth June 14 – 15. The 39th annual Park Point Rummage Sale is a four mile long event with approximately 125 yards full of deals. Food is available throughout the event. Free parking is available on both sides of the street. Click here to learn more about…

Wood Fired Pizza at Ursa Minor Brewing

COOKING CONNECTION: Brittney Merlot Makes A Special Deep Dish Pizza

LINCOLN PARK, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection we are headed inside Ursa Minor Brewing and starting a fire! Don’t worry, it’s all to cook freshly made wood fired pizza’s! Learning from the pro’s, Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot attempts her own version. “Brittney Special” is a deep dish, personal pizza with a lot of meat and a few greens….

Summer, Tourism Season Right Around the Corner

Tourism expected to have over $900 million dollar impact.

DULUTH, Minn.- The official start of summer is a little more than a week away, and in Duluth that means Grandma’s Marathon, outdoor festivals, and live music at Bayfront Festival Park. Those events all bring in Tourists. Grandma’s Marathon brings in as many as 20,000 runners and their friends and family. That weekend kicks off Duluth’s summer of fun. Grandma’s…

Walk to Support Huntington’s Disease Saturday in Duluth

The Duluth Team Hope Walk is Happening Saturday, June 15 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Leif Erikson Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Fewer than 200,000 cases are diagnosed every year, yet Huntington’s Disease proves to be an ongoing battle in the lives of many folks. On Saturday, June 15, you’re invited to help raise awareness for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. HDSA’s Minnesota Chapter is having the Duluth Minnesota Team Hope Walk Saturday June 15 from 8:00 a.m….

Geocaching Through Duluth Parks

Duluth Parks and Recreation teaches people how to geocache.

DULUTH, Minn.- The City of Duluth Parks and Rec Department is getting in on geocaching, to encourage more people to check out parks and greenspace. The first GPS navigation and geo–caching meeting was held at Enger Park. To geocache, you need a handheld GPS or a cellphone, and use coordinates to find hidden clues and riddles throughout nature, to lead…

Whiskey Trail Kicks off Chester Creek Concert Series Tuesday Evening

The Chester Creek Concert Series Begins Tuesday, June 11

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s time for live music and entertainment! Summer activities are kicking off at Duluth’s Chester Bowl with the 2019 Chester Creek Concert Series on Tuesday, June 11. The 37th annual concert series continues each Tuesday through August 13th (with a rain date on 8/20 if needed). Shows start at 7:00 p.m. for June and July, with earlier start times…

Local Attempts Stand-Up Paddle Boarding from Duluth to Arctic Ocean

An adventure of a lifetime, attempted by a true adrenaline junkie from Duluth, Jared Munch

DULUTH, Minn. — An adventure of a lifetime begins this week, attempted by a true adrenaline junkie from Duluth, Jared Munch. He is a local man and is attempting to stand up paddle board his way up Lake Superior all the way to the Arctic Ocean. Most stand up paddle boarders prefer the calm winds and sunny days when balancing…

Captain’s Platter Fishing Contest Takes Anglers to Allouez Bay

15th year of competition brings Anglers of all ages together.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Saturday Anglers took advantage of the nice weather out on Allouez bay for the Captain’s Platter Fishing Contest. Over 50 boats full of anglers tried the water and caught some pretty big trout, walleye and salmon. One of the largest was a 23 lb trout. According to the organizers with the Duluth Sail and Power Squadron, anglers…

Mayor Paine Rides with Bikers through Superior

First ever bike ride held from UWS to Thirsty Pagan.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- City officials, business leaders, and families pedaled through the streets on the Northland’s own Tour De Superior. “The importance of riding bikes in Superior is the importance of getting around,” said Mayor Jim Paine. Dozens of men, women, and children on two wheels took over the streets for the first ever Mayor’s bike race. “I really just thought…

Ursa Minor Brewing Cans Crowlers For Local Shelves

COOKING CONNECTION: Two New Brews Hit Stores Thursday Morning

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection we are taking you to Ursa Minor Brewing as the can their first batch of a double New England IPA (Ditch Monster). They also canned 3-pack crowlers of Constellation Cream Ale as well. These two new brews are the first of Ursa Minor’s craft beers to hit local shelves. You can find…

Lake Superior Zoo Spends Day Appreciating Members

Zoo holds Members Appreciation Day.

DULUTH, Minn.- Imagine having a zoo all to yourself for the day. Lake Superior Zoo members had that chance today for the zoo’s member appreciation day. After a pretty long and rough winter the zoo was full of sunshine and families as the zoo thanked their members for their continued support. The zoo was more alive than usual as members could…

North Shore Scenic Railroad Brings Back Dinner Trains for Summer Season

Dinner Trains are Offered Fridays and Saturdays in the Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Scenic Railroad is rolling down the tracks once again for a summer full of memories up the North Shore. The Railroad offers a variety of dinner trains throughout the summer, including the Pizza Train, Whiskey Tasting Dinner in the Diner, and the Summer BBQ Train. Ken Buehler, Executive Director of the North Shore Scenic…

Landline Twin Cities Bus Service Takes Flight

Non-stop low cost service from DLH to MSP.

DULUTH, Minn.- Driving to the Twin Cities from Duluth can be tiring, especially if you’re trying to catch an early flight. That’s why the two entrepreneurs who started the bus service Landline said they chose Minnesota–to launch a low-cost transportation option to save people money, and bring more people in and out of Duluth International Airport. An open house was…

Ropes Course & Ziplining Along North Shore

GREAT OUTDOORS: Adventure Park on the North Shore

SILVER BAY, Minn. — A brand new adventure has popped up in Minnesota! In this week’s great outdoors Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes us up into the tree tops, climbing and zipping with a new experience! Face a fear of heights and challenge yourself…Step by step… This is a place for all ages, family and friends; offering a unique challenge…

Second Annual Garden Art Fair in Duluth Friday, Saturday

Spring at Last Greenhouse is Hosting a Second Annual Garden Art Fair June 7, 8

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling local garden art vendors and green thumbs. Spring at Last Greenhouse in Duluth is hosting their second annual Garden Art Fair Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Spring at Last is located at 4112 West Arrowhead Road. If you’re interested in selling your own art at the fair, you’re encouraged…

Countdown Begins to Grandma’s Marathon, Volunteers Needed

Grandma's Marathon Weekend is Happening June 21 - 23

DULUTH, Minn. – The countdown to Grandma’s Marathon is on! The jam packed weekend of events will run June 21 – 23 this year. While the 2019 race isn’t even over yet, planning has already started for next year’s big race. More than 6,000 volunteers are needed to make race weekend happen. Volunteers are needed from Two Harbors to Canal…

Morgan Park 5K Raises Money for Local Church

Weather was perfect for some running.

DULUTH, Minn.- The weather was nice enough Sunday for runners to lace up their sneakers and participate in 5K’s, including one in Duluth’s Morgan Park neighborhood. The United Protestant Church hosted its annual “Morgan Park 5K Run and 2.5K Walk.” It’s one of the church’s biggest fundraisers. The 5K took runners on a little tour of Morgan Park, something organizers…

‘Cornholing’ MS at the Other Place Bar and Grill

Bar holds Cornhole Tournament to fight Multiple Sclerosis.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Other Place Bar and Grill in Duluth invited people to take to the boards to “cornhole” MS, or multiple sclerosis. According to organizers with Right BikeMS, the game of beanbags and boards was perfect for the whole family. “I was trying to find an event that we could get kids and parents all doing the same thing,”…

Fishing for a Cure for ALS

24th Annual Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament brings 300 anglers to Island Lake.

DULUTH, Minn.- Dozens of boats dot the water of Island Lake. They come in from a long day of fishing, and move out of the dock to make room for the boat to weigh what they caught. “Today we have 300 anglers out here fishing for bass, fishing for walleye, they’re out here trying to get the big one, get…

Experience The Le Grand Du Nord Bike Race

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Fox 21's Brittney Merlot Finishes Her Race She's Been Training Months For!

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we get to see the Le Grand Du Nord gravel bike race from a personal perspective; as Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot hits the pavement, climbs the Sawtooth Mountains and rides through muddy logging trails. Experience the ups and downs on a long bike race and learn some valuable tips first hand….

Massive Orio Cookies Available at Vikre Now

COOKING CONNECTION: Vikre's New Food Menu Made By Duluth's Best Bread

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection we are making massive freshly made ORIO cookies! Not Oreo, but Orio! Check the sweet treat recipe out and how to make it yourself, in the video above. Vikre Distillery teamed up with Duluth’s Best Bread to add more small bites to their snack menu too. So you can also get this…

Order Up! ‘Bite Squad’ Rolls into Duluth, Hermantown

Bite Squad is a Food Delivery Service Based in Minneapolis

DULUTH, Minn. – Are you hungry, but don’t want to cook or wait at the restaurant to get your food? Minnesota based Bite Squad is now serving the Duluth and Hermantown areas. Bite Squad started in Minneapolis in 2012 serving 17 restaurants and employing five drivers. The food delivery business is now in more than 375 cities across the United…

Food Allergy Walk to Raise Awareness in Duluth

The Walk is Happening Saturday, June 1

DULUTH, Minn. – The national organization, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is hosting a local Hometown Heroes Walk in Duluth Saturday, June 1. The event aims to raise critical funds to address the food allergy epidemic. Event organizer Emily Homan says the goal is not only to raise awareness, but also to celebrate families, educators, health professionals, emergency responders,…

Barking Biking and Walking through Canal Park

Zeitgeist holds Bike Bark Walk through Canal Park.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Wednesday Duluth families and their four-legged friends enjoyed the nice weather by taking a long walk along the lake. The Bark Bike Walk took the group to 12th street beach from Endion Station. It’s part of Zeitgeist Community’s Duluth Superior Bus Bike Walk Month, to celebrate people-powered modes of transportation. “Sometimes it’s hard to forget that some…

Schools ‘Almost’ Out, Let’s Skate!

The Free Skate Event is Happening Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

DULUTH, Minn. – Essentia Duluth Heritage Center is hosting a skating event for families Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The “School’s Out Skate” is a free event including plenty of outside organizations and activities. Music and lighting will be provided for the skating. Plenty of carnival style games will wrap the edge of the Seitz Arena turf, as…

Upcoming Walk for Animals to Support Animal Allies Humane Society

Walk for Animals is Happening Saturday, June 1, in Bayfront Festival Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal Allies is proud to host the 27th annual Walk for Animals happening Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pets, owners, and other furry friend enthusiasts are invited to stop by Bayfront Festival Park. Animal Allies will kick off the day with the Furry 5K Fun Ran. It’s the largest pet-friendly event in the…

Bean Bag Leagues Begin Playing at Skyline Lanes and Volleyball

84 bags teams, 70 bacci ball and 350 volleyball teams play at Skyline.

DULUTH, Minn.- Warm, sunny weather means it’s time for summer sports and activities at places like Skyline Lanes and Volleyball in Duluth. They’ve opened up their deck space for leagues to play Volleyball, Bacci Ball, and starting Tuesday, Bean Bags. A total of 84 teams play bags at Skyline Lanes–42 on Mondays and 42 on Tuesdays. Along with the Volleyball…

Pet Parade Hosted by Zeitgesit Scheduled for Wednesday in Canal Park

Pets and their Owners are Asked to Meet at Endion Station by 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all Northland pets, and owners, too! You’re invited to a pet parade known as Bark, Bike, Walk, on Wednesday, May 29 in Canal Park. Zeitgeist is behind the 2nd annual event. It’s part of the organizations month long Bus, Bike, Walk campaign. The walk is set to begin at 6:00 p.m., with pets and their owners walking…

Vikre Distillery Offers A Special Menu With Duluth’s Best Bread

Two Local Buisness Are Partnering Up With A Special Menu

DULUTH, Minn. — Vikre Distillery is teaming up with Duluth’s Best Bread to add more small bites to their snack menu. Duluth’s Best Bread has crafted a set of snacks to pair with Vikre’s creative cocktails. The menu will include both vegetarian and gluten–free options. In this week’s Cooking Connection we are making Sun–dried Tomato Pesto Tarts (also known as…

Adventure Park Season Begins at Spirit Mountain

Staff at Spirit Mountain say Bike Trails will Open at a Later Date due to Recent Rainfall

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re looking for adventurous plans on Memorial Day, the staff at Sprit Mountain have you covered. Although some patches of snow still cover the mountain, the Adventure Park at Spirit Mountain opened for the summer season Saturday, May 25. Activities currently available for customers include the Alpine Coaster, zip line, jumping pillow and mini golf. The…

Blessing Bikes at Vineyard Church in Duluth

Annual event ushering in motorcycle riding season held.

DULUTH, Minn.- During Motorcycle Awareness Month, hundreds of bikers from as far as Rochester came together at the Vineyard Church in Duluth, to hold the annual Blessing of the Bikes. The music blares, as young and old scarf down baked beans and barbecue. At first glance it’s a typical Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue outside Vineyard church. “It’s something that I…

Basking in the Sun at Brighton Beach

Northlanders get out and enjoy the summer-like weather.

DULUTH, Minn.- It felt like summer on Sunday in Duluth, and many spots throughout the city were filled with people savoring the sun. Brighton Beach was packed with people enjoying the weather in a variety of different ways. It was the perfect day for some vacationing in the Northland as they splashed around in the waters of Lake Superior. “We…

A Workout Fit for the Troops at Aerial Athletics

Annual Memorial Day Murph held.

DULUTH, Minn.- As many break out their grills and picnic tables this Memorial Day Weekend, fitness fanatics at Aerial Athletics honored Memorial Day in a different way: with an intense workout. The dripping sweat and the grunts of intensity feel more like a boot camp than a Memorial Day event. “Do something that’s maybe a little more important than an…

Memorial Weekend BBQ at the Bong Veterans Historical Center

Over 600 turned out to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Hundreds packed the Bong Historical Center parking lot for their Memorial Weekend Barbecue and Military Vehicle Show. According to organizers, before 11 a.m. 600 people had been through the museum. At the free event they could climb the rock wall, bounce in bouncy houses, and explore military vehicles with veterans. “They sacrificed so we can do this kinda…

Exclusive Look On The Ropes & Ziplines From The NEW Adventure Park on the North Shore

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: First One Try Test The Ropes & Lines at Silver Bay's Adventure Park

SILVER BAY, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are taking you on an exclusive look inside the new Adventure Park on the North Shore that is opening Friday May 24 at 3pm to the public! Scared of heights, so is Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot! Watch her climb and fly her way through the challenging course at 40 feet…

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Barbecue Diet

With Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, Millions of Americans will be Sparking up the Grill to Kick off the Summer Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Memorial Day weekend means it’s time to honor those we’ve lost, while also enjoying a barbecue and some time in the sun. Mary Cherne, Clinical Dietitian at St. Luke’s, stopped by FOX 21 Local News Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend to chat about healthier food choices to enjoy at your backyard feast. Cherne suggests choosing…

Duluth Playhouse Camps Offer Opportunities for Kids Ages 5-14

Camps start June 10th and run for for six weeks

DULUTH, Minn. – Many theatre camps and performance opportunities for kids are happening this summer at the Duluth Playhouse. The Playhouse hosted an open house, showing off its new rehearsal spaces at the NorShor Theatre. Staff tell us they get thirty to sixty kids every week for camp and even more for their junior and teen intensive programs. “We’re learning…

Cable Natural History Museum to Host Grand Opening Saturday

The Cable Natural History Museum will Unveil Three New Exhibits Saturday, May 25, 2019

CABLE, Wis. – The Cable Natural History Museum nestled in downtown Cable is bursting with activity, fun, exhibits, activities, events, volunteers and kids, with even more of all that set to open this month as its Curiosity Center nears completion. The museum is hosting a grand opening on Saturday, May 25. “The new Curiosity Center is a dream come true…

Lake Superior Art Glass Now Offering Kid’s Classes

Classes will be Offered Seven Days a Week Beginning Thursday, May 23

DULUTH, Minn. – A new kid’s class is coming to Lake Superior Art Glass in Duluth’s Canal Park. Owner Dan Neff says classes will begin on Thursday, May 23, and will be offered seven days a week. The Kid’s Class is offered to children ages 4 – 11 where the kids will help design and create their own pendant. As…

Campgrounds Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend

Buffalo House Campgrounds are busy getting ready for the rush.

DULUTH, Minn.- Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and that’s famously a time when families get in their camper, or pack up their tents, to go camping. With 105 campsites for RVs and areas for tents, the staff at Buffalo House Campground is busy getting ready for the Memorial Day rush. The peaceful trees and sounds of birds…

Bong Center to Host Event Honoring Memorial Day

The Event is Happening Saturday, May 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Staff and volunteers at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center invite the community to honor Memorial Day with them Saturday, May 25 starting at 11:00 a.m. The Center will host a free BBQ for families, with food provided by Blackwood’s. The idea for a Memorial Day community BBQ began in 2018. Staff anticipated 300 people to…

Jumping Out of the Cold, Into Summer Break

Planet 3 Extreme Air Park attracts families looking for fun indoor activities.

DULUTH, Minn.- When the weather on this planet gets you down, why not travel to a new planet? Planet 3 to be exact. Summer Break is beginning for students and in nasty weather like Sunday’s, families are trying to find fun indoor activities. So in the gloomy, windy, snowy outdoors, Planet 3 Extreme Air Park on 46th Avenue West, turns into…

Snow’s In, Surf’s Up on Lake Superior

Surfers make the best out of the cold windy day.

DULUTH, Minn.- While the wind and snow kept most inside, it brought surfers out to Brighton Beach to ride the waves. According to the surfers, once you’re in a wet suit, the cold isn’t that bad. They add that it’s worth it when you catch the perfect wave. “You catch the wave and you start to speed up a little…

Race Day Tips For Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Bike Race

Grand Marais Hosts Heck of the North Productions, "Le Grand Du Nord" 100, 58 and 20 Mile Gravel Bike Race

GRAND MARAIS, Minn – Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot has been training hard the past few months for the Le Grand Du Nord gravel bike race taking place in Grand Marias, Minnesota on Saturday May, 25th. With just a week left until the big race, we met up with the Le Grand Du Nord organizer Jeremy Kershaw for some last minute…