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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…

Storm Turns Bentleyville into a Winter Wonderland

After months of preparation for Bentleyville thousands have seen the lights in only the five days it has been open.

DULUTH, Minn. – Bentleyville was turned into a winter wonderland by 7 inches of snow that was dumped on Duluth on Wednesday. “I always think that after a couple weeks it’s been pretty cold and I always think having snow is better than having it just be cold so I think the snow brings it all together for the season,”…

Duluth Airport Busy for Holiday Weekend

Besides a few morning delays flights in and out of Duluth were on time Wednesday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth International Airport snow crews have been busy keeping the runway clean from the 7 inches of snowfall in Duluth. Besides a few morning delays flights in and out of Duluth were on time Wednesday afternoon. With a busy holiday weekend comes plenty of travelers landing in Duluth from all over the country. “I think it’s…

‘Continental’ Employees Bike and Ski to Work on Snowy Day

DULUTH, Minn. – With roads slippery and snow covered, employees at a local business decided to make their commutes without using cars. Instead, fat tire bikes and cross country skis took workers to Continental Ski and Bike Wednesday morning. The assistant manager tells us fat tire biking is the best way to commute in Duluth. “It’s just us using things…

The Calm Before the Thanksgiving Feast

The DECC is preparing for hundreds for their annual Thanksgiving Day Feast

DULUTH, Minn.- For those who aren’t cooking Thursday, the DECC is getting prepared for their annual feast there. 20 volunteers were prepping 2,000 pounds of turkey, 1,800 pounds of potatoes, and 6,000 dinner rolls for the thousands of people expected. “So we are actually expecting more people this year. We have had a lot of people calling and emailing if…

Fired Duluth Police Officer Can Get Job Back After Supreme Court Denies City’s Appeal

DULUTH, Minn. – A fired Duluth police officer is officially allowed to get his job back after a use-of-force incident.  That’s the world from the Minnesota Supreme Court. Officer Adam Huot was terminated after a 2017 incident where he’s seen on police body camera video dragging a defiant hand-cuffed man through the Skywalk before the man hit his head on…

Northlanders Pack Grocery Stores Ahead of Thanksgiving

The snowstorm didn't stop Northlanders from getting their last minute groceries for their Thanksgiving feasts

DULUTH, Minn.- The snowstorm didn’t stop Northlanders from getting their last minute groceries for their Thanksgiving feasts Thursday. The Super One on Central Avenue in Duluth saw hundreds scatter through the isles picking up their last second ingredients to complete their meals. The manager of Super One says a lot of preparation goes into making these days go as smooth…

Tow Truck Drivers Extremely Busy During Snowstorm

Tow truck drivers were seen all over the Northland Wednesday following the significant snowfall

DULUTH, Minn.- Road conditions were treacherous Wednesday which meant that not only snow plows were busy, but tow trucks were too. It’s a headache, but also the best time of the year for business for tow truck drivers across the Northland with significant amount of snowfall. Snow plow drivers have been extremely busy as the first widespread snowfall in Duluth…

Duluthians Dig Out After Winter Storm

Duluth students enjoy first snow day of the winter

DULUTH, Minn. – The first major winter storm of the season dropped a big layer of snow on the Northland leaving a lot of people digging out in the aftermath. “Looked out my window and I turned my alarm off because the amount of snow that I saw on the deck was like ‘Oh, there’s no school today,’” said Ordean East…

Five Killed After Fire Breaks Out in Minneapolis High-Rise

Spokesperson: No Known Safety Issues in Minneapolis Apartment Complex

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis Public Housing Authority spokesperson says he’s not aware of any history of safety issues in an apartment tower where a fire killed five people early Wednesday morning. Jeff Horwich told the Star Tribune that the 24-floor Cedar High Apartments has smoke alarms but isn’t required to have a sprinkler system by code due to its…

Midday Update 11-27-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update

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…

Duluth City Officials: Travel Not Advised Until Further Notice

The City of Duluth Provides an Update on Road Conditions Amid the Ongoing Snowstorm Wednesday Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – As of Wednesday morning, the City of Duluth is advising no unnecessary travel until further notice. City officials say plows are out in full force, but warm ground temperatures and rain have forced drivers to use chains to travel safely. Officials remind residents to respect plow drivers, and keep a safe distance behind them. Meantime, all libraries…

Veterinarians Stress Safety for Pets Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Dr. Justin Dahl with Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior Recommends Paying Extra Attention to Pets this Holiday Season

SUPERIOR, Wis. – With a Thanksgiving feast on everyone’s mind, local veterinarians say you should consider the safety of your pets during the holiday season. Thanksgiving could potentially be dangerous for some animals, with the possibility of getting table scraps, or getting into the garbage filled with leftovers and grease. Experts say to avoid letting your pets eat grapes, raisins,…

Morning Update 11-27-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update

Closings and Delays for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

School Closings and Delays Received by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday, November 27, 2019

CANCELLATIONS: Animal Allies Humane Society (Adoption Center Closed, Direct Animal Care Staff should still report to work) Barnum Public Schools Cloquet Public Schools Damiano Center Duluth Public Schools (District Offices included) Duluth Salvation Army DTA – Running Emergency Line Service (Routes 16/17 Delayed) East Central Schools Esko Public Schools Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Goodwill (700 Garfield Avenue,…

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…

Ahead of Winter Storms Park Point Gears Up for More Flooding

High wind gusts could push Lake Superior's already high lake levels on to shore.

DULUTH, Minn.- While snow is a big concern for most with the oncoming storms, lakeshore flooding is a whole other story, especially for homeowners on Park Point. Last month’s wicked October storm slammed Canal Park and Park Point homes with Lake Superior’s waves. “I heard stories all up and down on Park Point about that kind of thing,” said Bob…