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Midday Update 12-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Anthony Peoples, Brett Scott, community, Local News, midday update

Minnesota Supreme Court Declines to Hear Lawsuit From UMD Coaches

DULUTH, Minn.-The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied hearing a lawsuit brought on by three former UMD coaches concerning a case focused on discrimination based on sexual orientation. Former UMD women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller, former softball coach Jen Banford, and former women’s basketball coach Annette Wiles were asking the court to review the decision of the Minnesota Court of Appeals…

Lift Bridge to Begin Deicing at 10:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Aerial Lift Bridge will begin deicing at 10:00 a.m. this morning. During this time the bridge will need to close for approximately 15 minutes to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The bridge will then reopen to clear traffic before closing it again for approximately 15 minutes to continue the deicing operation. This will go on until the deicing has…

City Officials: 60 Percent of Residential Streets Plowed

City of Duluth Provides an Update on Plowing Efforts for Tuesday, December 3

DULUTH, Minn. – As of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, Duluth city officials report over 60 percent of residential streets have been plowed. The City has been able to fix or replace graders that needed mechanical repairs in the last two days and have 21 out of 22 graders back on the streets. Front end loaders and nine sanding trucks…

Updated: Closings and Delays for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

Closings and Delays Received by FOX 21 Local News as of Tuesday, December 3, 2019

CLOSED DEC. 3: -Churchill Elementary School, Cloquet (Other Cloquet Public Schools Remain Open) -Duluth School District -Duluth Bethel -Lakeview Christian Academy -Proctor School District -Senior Connections (No senior meal services, including Meals on Wheels, or transportation service for Douglas County) -Stella Maris Academy -Superior School District -Superior Trash & Recycling Pickup Cancelled 12/3 (If you have a Monday,Tuesday or Wednesday…

Cleveland-Cliffs Buying AK Steel in $1.1B Stock Deal

CLEVELAND-Cleveland-Cliffs is buying AK Steel in a stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion. After a brief spike in steel prices, U.S. steel producers have struggled since the Trump administration put steel tariffs into place last year. Domestic demand has slumped along with the energy sector as drillers pull back on purchases of steel pipe. The companies said Tuesday that…

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…

Morning Update 12-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Categories: Community, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Anthony Peoples, Brett Scott, community, Local News, morning update

Side Streets Stuck Under Snow Waiting For Duluth City Plows

City hopes plows attack residential roads in the next day.

DULUTH, Minn.-The City of Duluth hopes to be 50% done with plowing the city’s 530 miles of roads by 6 a.m. Tuesday. It’s been a real challenge for crews tackling main roads while some people on residential streets say they haven’t seen a plow since the storm started. “We can’t deal with it at all,” said Mike Koberstein. Koberstein lives…

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…

Duluthians Take Advantage of a Snow Day by Sledding

The hill by the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary was busy with children, teens and adults enjoying the fresh powder.

DULUTH, Minn. – The historic snowstorm cancelled school for many kids in the Northland on Monday, which meant it was  the perfect time to get outside and go sledding. The hill by the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary was busy with children, teens and adults enjoying the fresh powder. One mom said she was finally able to dig…

Duluth Snow Plows Out in Force After Historic Storm

After nearly two feet of snow, plow drivers in the city of Duluth are working more than 16 hours a day to clear the 530 miles of streets.

DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth plows have been out working overtime making sure the streets are getting cleaned up. After nearly two feet of snow, plow drivers in the city of Duluth are working more than 16 hours a day to clear the 530 miles of streets. The city employs 35 drivers to operate their nearly 50 plows…

Update: City Crews Continue to Plow Residential Streets, Alleys

The City of Duluth Provides an Update on Efforts to Clear Residentia Streets, Alleys

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth City officials provided an update Monday afternoon on efforts to clear residential streets and alleyways. Officials say crews will not be able to complete plowing efforts on these portions of roadways by Monday night. Crews are working 24 hours a day, with the full fleet on the streets from 2 a.m. until 6 p.m. They will…

Shooting at Suburban Milwaukee High School

A School Spokesperson Says a Student Exchanged Gunfire With a School Resource Officer at a Suburban Milwaukee High School Monday

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A school spokesperson says a student exchanged gunfire with a school resource officer at a suburban Milwaukee high school. The suspect is in custody. Terry Schuster told The Associated Press there’s no threat to Waukesha South High School. At this time, Schuster doesn’t know of any injuries to students. She didn’t know the medical status of…

Report: Gray Wolves Adjusting Nicely on Isle Royale National Park

The Findings Released Monday are From Observations of Wolves That Were Recently Relocated to the Lake Superior Park

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) – Scientists say gray wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park are adjusting nicely to their new surroundings and finding plenty of prey. Officials released findings Monday, December 2 from observations of wolves that were captured on the mainland and taken to the Lake Superior park over the past year. They concluded that more than half of…

Bentleyville USA Looking for Volunteers to Help Dig Out

In a Facebook Post Published Monday, Bentleyville USA Says They Will "Reopen After We Dig Out"

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s popular holiday attraction, Bentleyville USA, is looking for volunteers to help them dig out and reopen. In a Facebook post published Monday, officials say Bentleyville remains buried under recent snowfall and cannot open until all paths are cleared. They’re asking for trucks with plows and people with snow blowers or shovels to head down to Bayfront…

Midday Update 12-2-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 2, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, December 2, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, ryan johnson

Winter Storm Brings Down Popular Tettegouche Sea Stack

Photos Provided by Tettegouche State Park Show the Sea Stack Dating Back to 1932

SILVER BAY, Minn. – A popular natural landmark for North Shore photography is no longer. The famed Tettegouche State Park Sea Stack toppled during the recent winter wallop that started blanketing the region with multiple inches of snow on Saturday, November 30. One archived picture provided by Tettegouche State Park is a black and white photo from around 1932, showing…

Morning Update 12-2-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 2, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, December 2, 2019. Categories: Community, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Local News, morning update, ryan johnson

DTA Provides Update on Routes as Snow Removal Continues

Duluth Transit Authority Provides Route Updates as Snow Removal Continues

DULUTH, Minn. – David Clark, Director of Marketing for the Duluth Transit Authority released an update on route closures and delays Monday morning. As an update on current DTA operating status: Routes 14W, 15, and 17B are currently not running The Zoo turn-around point is currently closed; we are using Raleigh and 63rd to turn around Routes 18 and 23…

Update: City of Duluth Lifts Travel Advisory, Provides Plow Progress

City of Duluth Provides Update on Snow Removal After Weekend Winter Wallop

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth has lifted the no travel advisory, but encourages the public to use discretion when traveling. Plow drivers have been out since 2:00 a.m. finishing main roads and will begin plowing residential streets and alleys. The City of Duluth would like to again thank residents for their patience. City officials say drivers are working…

Officials Keep Close Eye on City After Storm, Still Cautioning Travel in Some Areas

Canal Park and surrounding areas take hits from deep snow and standing water.

DULUTH, Minn.- Among major neighborhoods in Duluth affected by the storm, Canal Park and Park Point may have taken the hardest hit over the last two days. Duluth police kept a close watch on the downtown area after closing several roads in and around it. “This was a snowfall total that’s right up there with some of the worst ones I’ve…

Updated: Closings and Delays for Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

Closings and Delays Received by FOX 21 Local News as of Monday, December 2, 2019

CLOSED DEC. 2: -AEOA Senior Dining Program (Morgan Park, Evergreen, & Portman) -Ashland School District -Bay Side Recycling (Duluth) -Carlton School District -Cheer America Practice in Duluth – Cancelled -Cloquet School District -College of St. Scholastica -Cornerstone Preschool and Child Care Center -Damiano Center -Duluth School District -Duluth Bethel -Duluth Parks & Recreation Community Centers, Programs -Esko School District -Fond…

Update: City of Duluth Continues to Dig Out After Winter Wallop

City Officials Remind Residents to Move Cars to Abide by Alternate Side Parking

DULUTH, Minn. – As many residents continue to remove snow on driveways, sidewalks, and other areas, the City of Duluth continues to plow snow from main roads after Saturday’s major winter storm. In an update provided at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service in Duluth reported 21.7 inches of snow, which placed at the ninth snowiest two-day snow storm…

Emergency Personnel Break Out Blizzard Gear for Fall Snow Storm

Duluth Fire Department prepares for the worst.

DULUTH, Minn.- 30 mile per hour winds making 15 foot high waves on Lake Superior Saturday. A portion of the Duluth Harbor has even shut down and Park Point is closed to non–residents. Meanwhile, a foot or more of snow could fall on the Northland overnight into tomorrow, causing power outages and closures across the region, including Bentleyville and the DTA…

Grocery Stores Double Business Before Storm on a Normally Slow Holiday Weekend

The Plaza Super One in Duluth is busy post-Thanksgiving with people preparing for the Fall blizzard.

DULUTH, Minn.-Grocery stores in the Northland, like the Plaza Super One on Superior Street have been staying busy over the last two days with people stocking up on food for the storm. Staff say grocery sales on Black Friday more than doubled sales in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Many people buying items to eat in the next couple…

Park Point Closed to Non-Residents

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth has closed Park Point for non-residents. The Duluth Police Department is checking identification before the Aerial Lift Bridge. According to city officials, they have also closed Buchanan Street and a portion of Canal Park Drive that connects to Morse Street. The City of Duluth advises absolutely no travel unless it’s an emergency. They…

Thanksgiving Then and Now: How Traditions Have Changed Over the Years

Taking a closer look at the history behind the modern Thanksgiving.

MINNESOTA – For some, Thanksgiving continues to be an important day of the year filled with many time–honored family traditions. For others, it’s just another day for football, turkey and mashed potatoes- hardly a celebration at all. As Fox 21’s Viktoria Capek reports, the holiday has gone through quite a journey over the years. “A lot of people have lived…

DTA Suspends Service Until Further Notice

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Transit Authority announced they will suspend bus service starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday until further notice due to the ongoing winter storm. They tell us they will work to restart service as soon as it’s safe to travel again. Categories: News, News – Latest News

57-Year-Old Man Dead After Sawyer County Crash

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. – A 57-year-old Brookfield, Wisconsin man is dead after his truck hit a tree Friday morning in the Town of Weirgor. According to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the 2003 GMC truck was traveling southbound on Highway 40, crossed the northbound lane, and struck a tree. Eyewitness statements indicate that the driver was hunched over the steering…

Free Park Friday Attracts Visitors to Jay Cooke State Park

It was the fifth year of the event and officials at Jay Cooke say it has gotten more popular each year.

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday was Free Park Friday across all state parks in Minnesota. The parks were all free of chard for the day and around one hundred cars full of people traveled to snowy Jay Cooke State Park in Carlton. It was the fifth year of the event and officials at Jay Cooke say it has gotten more popular…

Officials Warning to Stay Off the Roads During Storm

The combination of high snow totals, high winds, and blizzard conditions will be treacherous Saturday and Sunday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The resounding message from Duluth city officials on Friday was stay off the roads during the impending snowstorm. The combination of high snow totals, high winds, and blizzard conditions will be treacherous Saturday and Sunday. “If there really is no need to travel or go out just don’t. You’re putting yourself at risk, you’re putting others at…

Santa and Reindeer Arrive in Duluth

Some special guests have made their to the Northland Friday

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday, some very special guests made an appearance in Duluth, now that Christmas is less than a month away. Santa, and his two reindeer, Dasher and Dancer visited with families at Fitger’s in Duluth. Kids got to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, get pictures with the big man, and even receive a candy cane to take…

Black Friday Shoppers Take Over Stores

Eager shoppers filled their arms with items getting their biggest bang for their buck

DULUTH, Minn.- J.C. Penney was one of the first places to open this shopping season. The store opened Thursday afternoon, and it’s scheduled to stay open until Friday night at 10 p.m. Eager shoppers filled their arms with items, getting the biggest bang for their buck searching for holiday gifts for their loved ones. Even though Black Friday is just…

Black Friday Shopping Arrives in Duluth on Thanksgiving Day

Lines grew at places like Target and Best Buy with eager shoppers looking for great deals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Black Friday shopping got off to a hot start on Thanksgiving in Duluth with lines at many stores in the Miller Hill Mall area. Lines grew at places like Target and Best Buy with eager shoppers looking for great deals. “I came here an hour and a half early expecting 20 people at least nobody so I…

St. Luke’s Hospital Prepares Special Thanksgiving Menu for Patients

St. Luke's staff celebrate Thanksgiving with their own holiday traditions.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sometimes, work or unfortunate circumstances means that not everyone can gather around the dining room table to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones. That’s why staff at St. Luke’s hospital spent their holiday making a special dinner for the doctors, nurses and patients to enjoy. Their Thanksgiving has a few food traditions the whole hospital looks forward…

Thousands Pack the DECC for Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast

More than 5,000 Northlanders packed the DECC for the Twin Ports annual Thanksgiving buffet

DULUTH, Minn.- After preparing all week, the DECC opened its doors to more than 5,000 Northlanders on Thanksgiving. The annual Twin Ports Thanksgiving buffet put on by volunteers in the community, and the College of St. Scholastica celebrated 30 years Thursday. More than 4,000 meals were served up at the DECC Thursday, and more than 1,200 more were delivered throughout…

Richard I. Bong Center Serving Those Who’ve Served this Thanksgiving

Richard I. Bong Center's hosts 2nd annual Veteran's Thanksgiving.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Volunteers at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior spent their Thanksgiving holiday serving those who have already served. This was the second year veterans and their families were invited to the center for a warm meal of turkey, ham, candied yams, stuffing and all the homemade desserts you can think of. “I really respect people…

President Trump Makes Surprise Thanksgiving Visit to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) – President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. In his first trip to the site of America’s longest war, Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m….

Midday Update 11-28-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines this Thanksgiving

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, November 28, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News

Update: All Victims in Minneapolis High-Rise Fire Identified as Adults

Investigators Believe the Fire to be Accidental

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office has identified four of the five people who died in a high-rise apartment fire in Minneapolis. Three of those victims are women and the fourth is a man. The medical examiner’s office says the four died of smoke inhalation when the fire broke out early Wednesday. The name of the fifth…

Under New Ownership, Lemon Wolf Café Debuts New Breakfast Menu

Cooking Connection: Lemon Wolf Cafe Prepares Eggmundfishgerald

DULUTH, 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 week’s…

Morning Update 11-28-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines this Thanksgiving

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, November 28, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News

Landline to Offer Bus to Mall of America

The bus gives shoppers a chance to get an early start on the Black Friday deals and less stress on the way down to Minneapolis.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Landline Bus company in Duluth has a new Black Friday option for shoppers eager to get down to the Mall of America in the Twin Cities. The bus leaves from the Duluth International Airport at 2 a.m. and arrives at the Mall of America nearly three hours later after a short transfer at the Minneapolis-St. Paul…