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Friends of Superior Public Library To Hold Christmas Book Sale

SUPERIOR, Wis – The Friends of the Superior Public Library are holding their annual Merry Little Christmas Book Sale this Friday and Saturday. Craig Scherf, a member of the group’s Executive Committee, says this is one of the main fundraisers during the year.  “This, unlike our fall sale, is items that we have selected throughout the course of the year that are…

Michigan Teen Charged in Oxford High School Shooting

(Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP) OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teenager has been charged with murder, terrorism, and other charges for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at Michigan’s Oxford High School. Charges against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley were announced Wednesday, a few hours after authorities reported the death of a fourth teen from…

Scandinavian Christmas Village Returns to Knife River Dec. 4, 5

KNIFE RIVER, Minn. – You’ll be in for a great time on Dec. 4 and 5 in the community of Knife River located along Scenic Highway 61. The Knife River Recreational Council is hosting its annual Julebyen festival. It’s modeled after a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. Funds raised from the…

Us Official: 1st Case of Omicron Variant Identified in US

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. It comes as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus. The Biden administration moved late last month…

Fourth Student Dies From Michigan High School Shooting

(Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP) OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has become the fourth student to die from a school shooting in Michigan. The Oakland County sheriff’s office identified the teen Wednesday as Justin Shilling. The shooting occurred Tuesday at Oxford High School in Oakland County. The suspect remains in custody. Seven other people…

Midday Update 12-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Minnesota DOT Brings Back Popular “Name a Snowplow” Contest

(courtesy: Minnesota Department of Transportation) ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is bringing back its popular “Name a Snowplow” contest. After last year’s success, the MnDOT is inviting the public to help name another eight snowplows – one snowplow for each MnDOT district. MnDOT encourages the public to get creative and submit their most witty, unique, or…

Skyline Parkway Seasonal Closure to Begin Today

DULUTH, Minn. – Portions of Skyline Parkway and Seven Bridges Road will close to motorized traffic beginning today Wednesday, December 1. This is a planned, annual closure for the winter season. These roads will open to motorized traffic again next spring. The portions of roads closing for the winter include: Skyline Parkway from 0.4 miles east of Glenwood Street to…

Abortion Rights at Stake in Divided Supreme Court Arguments

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) – Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end a pregnancy. The justices on Wednesday are weighing whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v….

Duluth Man Injured in Crash With School Bus

DULUTH, Minn. – Authorities say a 68-year-old Duluth man was injured Tuesday in a car accident with a school bus transporting children on Highway 53. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the driver of the bus and children were not injured in the crash. Reports state the man was driving his van south on Highway 53 approaching Caribou Lake Road…

Morning Update 12-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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4 Jurors Seated for Kim Potter Trial, Many More Needed

(AP Photo/Jim Mone) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Prosecutors and defense attorneys for the suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s death are to resume jury selection Wednesday after seating four jurors the first day. Kim Potter sat quietly in a pink sweater Tuesday as attorneys and Judge Regina Chu probed potential jurors for what they knew about the case and…

COVID-19 Hospital Surge Further Taxes Health Care Providers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 has surged above 1,500 in Minnesota, causing further strains on those working to care for them. Monday’s 1,532 coronavirus hospitalizations included 343 people in intensive care. Hospitals are trying to reduce non-COVID-19 admissions by delaying some non-emergency surgeries, officials said. The record 1,864 coronavirus hospitalizations on Nov. 29, 2020, combined…

Directors of Local Attractions Plunge into Lake Superior to Show Thanks

DULUTH, Minn. — The CEO the Lake Superior Zoo and the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Aquarium both took a dive into Lake Superior today to celebrate surpassing their fundraising goals for the annual Minnesota ‘Give to the Max’ Campaign. The CEO’s say this plunge helps show their appreciation for the donors who opened their wallets back on November…

Vaccine Clinic for 5-11 Year Old’s Coming To Proctor

PROCTOR, Minn. — Proctor public schools is partnering with St. Luke’s to offer additional opportunities for kids in the 5 to 11 age group to get vaccinated. There will be three separate clinics open to anyone wanting to receive a vaccine at the St. Luke’s event center in Proctor to accommodate those receiving the first and second shot. The staff of…

CSS Reveals Major Fundraising Accomplishment with Annual Lighting Ceremony

DULUTH, Minn. — The College of Saint Scholastica held its 26th annual lighting ceremony Tuesday evening which was followed by the president’s holiday reception, where a major fundraising announcement was made. CSS held their annual advent vespers service, and lighting tradition ceremony Tuesday evening. Crowds showed up to listen to President Barbara McDonald speak along with Christmas carols sung by…

Giving Tuesday Encourages People to Donate

Duluth, Minn. – Following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, people are encourage to donate to their favorite organizations as part of Giving Tuesday. For the Salvation Army in Duluth, donations help them provide their wide array of services such as their food shelf, weekday hot lunches, housing assistance, disaster support units, and items for their retail store. “Sometimes it’s the people…

Authorities: Student Kills 3, Wounds 6 at Michigan School

UPDATE: OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say eight people were wounded in an attack at a Michigan high school in which three students were killed. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that two of the wounded were undergoing surgery as of 5 p.m. Tuesday and that the six others were in stable condition. He identified…

Attorney: Potter To Testify at Trial in Daunte Wright Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An attorney for the suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright says the former officer will testify at her trial. Attorney Paul Engh said Tuesday that Kim Potter will speak directly to jurors about the April 11 traffic stop that ended with Potter killing the 20-year-old Black motorist. Potter has said she meant to…

Christmas by the Lake Fundraising Gala Returns Wednesday, Dec. 1

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season for your favorite holiday tunes! The Bluebird Foundation invites the public to their fundraising gala Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Greysolon Ballroom in downtown Duluth. The event serves as the release for this year’s Christmas by the Lake album. Local musicians collaborate to share roughly 14 tracks on the CD. All of the funds raised…

Biden Puts Focus On Infrastructure Amid New Virus Concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden will visit a Minnesota community college Tuesday to highlight how his $1 trillion infrastructure law will create jobs and help train workers. The trip occurs at a crucial pivot point for Biden. He is facing the threat of the new omicron strain of the coronavirus and dealing with high levels of inflation even as…

Midday Update 11-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Morning Update 11-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Duluth Man Arrested for DWI After Driving Wrong-Way on One-Way Street Downtown

DULUTH, Minn. – A 38-year-old Duluth man was arrested Tuesday morning on multiple charges including fourth-degree DWI after driving his vehicle the wrong way on a one-way street in downtown Duluth. According to police, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East 3rd Street around 5:15 a.m. on reports of a car traveling the wrong way down the road….

1 Dead, 2 Injured in Fatal Crash Near Eveleth

EVELETH, Minn. – The Minnesota State Patrol says one man is dead and two others injured following a crash Monday afternoon due to icy roadways near Eveleth. According to reports, the crash happened just before 4:00 p.m. Monday on Highway 53 near milepost 49 south of Eveleth. The state patrol says the GMC van was heading northbound on Highway 53…

Prosecutors Add 6th Homicide Count in Wisconsin Parade Crash

(Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department via AP) WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors have added a sixth homicide count against a Wisconsin man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee. Investigators allege Darrell Brooks Jr. injured dozens of people and killed six when he turned his vehicle into the parade in Waukesha on Nov. 21. He was…

Walgreens Addresses Bare Shelves At Duluth Store

DULUTH, Minn. – Supply chain delays from manufacturers and suppliers have some shelves in Duluth looking pretty bare. One of those spots is Walgreens at 1131 East Superior Street where shelves have looked bare for weeks now, like in the hair product section. A Walgreens spokesperson released the following statement to FOX 21 Monday: “Similar to what other retailers in…

Hotel Fire Prompts Reminder To Have A Plan At Unfamiliar Public Places

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday’s restaurant fire at Pier B Resort in Duluth has fire officials reminding all of us to have a plan when staying at unfamiliar places like a hotel. The grease fire at Silos Restaurant happened Friday evening in the kitchen The fire was contained to the protected duct work in the ventilation system. Nobody was injured. But…

Pure Hockey Takes Over Duluth Hockey Company

DULUTH, Minn. — On august 23rd, the Duluth Hockey Company on Maple Grove Road closed its doors, and opened as Pure Hockey the next day. And even though the name has changed, the services have not. Pure Hockey will sell the same gear as before, also skate fittings and repairs as well as skate sharpening’s. But after wanting to expand…

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center Brings Holiday Activities Back

DULUTH, Minn. — Some opportunities for people to get into the holiday spirit are coming up through the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning center. These holiday activities allow families to get out and make memories while helping support the environmental learning center. Starting Monday, a four year long tradition at Glensheen Mansion continued as wreath making is going on through Thursday,…

How to Prevent Package Thieves During The Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn.  — Tis the season for front porch theft. The Duluth Police Department is reminding those buying gifts, how to prevent their purchases from being stolen. Shopping online has become more popular over the years especially with online and delivery services making it so easy, but the amount of packages that get swiped from peoples doors leave many upset….

Duluth Police Investigating Burglary at UPS Shipping Center

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police are investigating a burglary that took place on Sunday evening at the UPS shipping center on Port Terminal Drive. According to police, officers responded to reports of a burglary around 5:40 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene they found multiple items had been “ransacked through” at the shipping center. The Duluth Police Department’s Crime…

Bill Cosby Prosecutors Ask US Supreme Court To Review Case

Bill Cosby (Reuters) PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Prosecutors asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision that overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction. In a petition filed Monday, they wrote that courts should not equate a supposed promise made by a former prosecutor to lifetime immunity. They believe the Pennsylvania Supreme Court erred when it overturned Cosby’s conviction in June…

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) – It’s an omnipresent truth: Merriam-Webster has declared vaccine its 2021 word of the year. Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for the dictionary company, tells The Associated Press that lookups for the word vaccine increased 601% over 2020. Even more telling, searches on the Merriam-Webster website increased by 1,048% over 2019, before the COVID pandemic took hold….

Midday Update 11-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 29, 2021

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Morning Update 11-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 29, 2021

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Wary, Weary World Slams Doors Shut, Fearing Omicron Variant

BRUSSELS (AP) – Nations around the world sought to keep the new omicron variant at bay with travel bans and further restrictions, even as it remains unclear what it means for the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan announced Monday it would suspend entry of all foreign visitors. New cases of the variant identified days ago by researchers in South Africa appeared as…

Children’s Wisconsin Treating 7 Victims From Parade Crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Children’s Wisconsin said seven patients injured in last weekend’s Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee are still being treated at the hospital. The facility originally received 16 patients after the driver of a red SUV roared through the parade in Waukesha, killing six people and injuring more than 60. One Children’s Wisconsin patient was released on Sunday,…

Twin Ports Political Leaders, Activists Come Together For Native American Lives

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Native American Heritage Month is throughout November, and this weekend political leaders from the Twin Ports came together with proclamations and cultural awareness. The event was held at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Center in Superior to raise awareness around Native American lives, and some of the serious struggles they are facing like missing and murdered Indigenous…

Tribal Liaison Dives Into Lutsen Mountains Ski Area Expansion Talks

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – The Superior National Forest’s first full-time tribal liaison says he wants to work with the federal government on proposed expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area. Juan Martinez started his new role in January, but he didn’t move to Minnesota until July. He coordinates communication between the national forest and the three Ojibwe bands in northeastern…

For Cop Who Shot Daunte Wright, Will ‘Wrong Gun’ Plea Work?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jury selection begins Tuesday for a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer, Kim Potter, who says she meant to grab her Taser instead of her handgun when she shot and killed motorist Daunte Wright, who was Black. The Brooklyn Center officer’s reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case, as she…

Remains Of Missing Wisconsin Mother Found Saturday

(FOX 9) – The remains of the missing 33-year-old Wisconsin mother of four were found Saturday morning after more than two months of searching, according to the family. Christian Aid Ministries volunteers and family members found the remains of Ashley Miller Carlson during their search efforts around 9 a.m. Saturday near the area where authorities found her car in Graces Lake after…