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“Wolves At Our Door” Teaches Minnesotans Wolf Facts

The Traveling Outreach Program Stopped in Two Harbors on Monday

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – People in Two Harbors had the chance to learn all about wolves at the International Wolf Center’s program, “Wolves At Our Door.” The traveling outreach program helps Minnesotans understand wolves and the problems associated with them so they can learn to co-exist with the wild canines around them. “This is the animal that lives near me…

National Lighthouse Day Celebrated at Split Rock

Since 1989, August 7th Is Used to Recognize the Importance of Lighthouses

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – August 7th is National Lighthouse Day, when we pay tribute to the lighthouses along our shorelines. National Lighthouse Day is celebrated to honor the passing of the Lighthouse Act in 1789. That law put lighthouses under federal government control. Since 1989, today’s date has been used to recognize the importance of lighthouses to our country. At…

Carlton Residents Voting in a Special Election Tuesday

Community Residents Will Vote on Carlton School District Referendum

CARLTON, Minn.- Carlton residents will be casting votes in a special election Tuesday. There will be two questions on the ballot. One is for renovating South Terrace Elementary School and building a new High school. The second question is for building an auditorium, outdoor spaces, and other improvements for those schools. “Carlton high school was built in 1916, and South…

It’s National Purple Heart Day

It's an Honor Given to Soldiers Wounded or Killed in Battle

  DULUTH, Minn.- The Purple Heart is a medal awarded to members of the United States Military who are wounded or killed in combat. Bradley Bennett of Duluth served our country during the Vietnam War. While at war, Bennett was hit by shrapnel through his arm and ankle during a battle. He says the wounds were relatively minor, and after…

Students with Autism Attend Creative Workshop

The Event Has Been Going on for 2 Years in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.0- Students on the autism spectrum and members of the creative community worked together for an art workshop. Islands of Brilliance, a non-profit organization, is using the Hailey Sault office in the Dewitt Seitz building in Duluth to help people with autism use their creativity to make art. The students are paired one on one with art mentors to…

One Challenger Already for Sen. Klobuchar

State Rep. Newberger to Challenge Klobuchar

Jim NewbergerMINNEAPOLIS-State Rep. Jim Newberger is the first Republican to formally announce plans to take on Minnesota’s popular U.S. senator, Amy Klobuchar. Should Newberger win his party’s endorsement at next year’s state convention, the task of beating Klobuchar is a tall one. The Democratic senator beat her last two Republican opponents by double digits. And, she’s already raised nearly $6…

7 West Taphouse Opening Second Duluth Location Next Week

The Taphouse Has Expanded to a Location Along Maple Grove Road

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders will soon have a new location to stop for a burger and a brew in the Twin Ports. The owner of 7 West Taphouse tells FOX 21 he and his staff should be ready to open their new Duluth location Monday, August 14. Since May, crews have been busy turning the former Nevada Bob’s Golf space…

Kids on the Autism Spectrum Take a Ride on Thomas

The Event is the First of its Kind

DULUTH, Minn.- Children on the autism spectrum had a chance to enjoy a Day out With Thomas. Children with autism can be sensitive to loud noises, big crowds, and too much going on all at once. The Lake Superior Railroad Museum, in collaboration with other organizations is offering a Sensory Friendly Day Out with Thomas. Children with Autism had the…

Wisconsin Legislator Announces Run for Governor

Dana WachsMADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Democratic legislator from northwestern Wisconsin says he’ll challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker next year. Rep. Dana Wachs of Eau Claire announced Monday that he’ll enter the race. Two other Democrats – Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik and political newcomer Bob Harlow – have already announced their candidacies. Other Democrats who have registered campaign committees, but…

Back Home, Speaker Ryan Can’t Escape Questions About GOP

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan responds to questions from a Republican voter during an employee town hall meeting on Wed. Aug. 2, 2017, in Mukwonago, Wis. Frustrated Republicans vented their displeasure at Ryan on Wednesday during the town hall meeting at a wire manufacturer in Wisconsin congressman’s district. (AP Photo) MUKWONAGO, Wis. (AP) — With a dysfunctional Congress on recess,…

Chisholm Roundabout Construction Begins Aug. 14, Detour Set for Hwy 73

CHISHOLM, Minn. – Drivers will encounter a two-month detour on Highway 73 in Chisholm, as the next phase of construction begins on the roundabout. Hwy 73 will be closed between Hwy 169 and 6th Street. Drivers will be directed to use Truck Hwy 169, 4th Avenue East, and Lake Street. Crews will begin building the roundabout and work on approaching…

Hibbing Man Charged in Fatal Tower Fire

Jesse Bonacci-Koski   VIRGINIA, Minn. – A 24-year-old Hibbing man is facing charges for his involvement in the fatal fire that killed an 11-month-old boy on Aug. 2. Jesse Lee Bonacci-Koski was charged in State District Court in Virginia on Monday with four counts, including second degree manslaughter. According to the criminal complaint, the 11-month-old boy, identified as Bentley Joe…

9-Year-Old Wants to be NASA’s ‘Planetary Protection Officer’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 9-year-old New Jersey boy who described himself as a “Guardian of the Galaxy” is hoping to add the real-life NASA title “Planetary Protection Officer” to his resume. NASA received an application for the position from fourth-grader Jack Davis, who asked to apply for the job. In a letter the agency posted online , Jack acknowledged his youth,…

Minnesota Researchers Study the State’s Sex Buyers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Researchers in Minnesota have discovered that most sex buyers in the state are married, white men, with disposable income. Minnesota Public Radio reports that University of Minnesota researchers interviewed more than 150 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and social service employees for the study. The study found that the men tend to be between 30 and 50 years…

GM Recalling Roughly 800,000 Pickups for Steering Defect

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. is recalling roughly 800,000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks worldwide. The company says the vehicles can temporarily lose electric power steering assist, especially during low-speed turns. If that happens, the driver could lose control of the steering wheel. The recall affects trucks from the 2014 model year. Most of the…

Car Vs. Tractor Accident near Winter, Wis.

WINTER, Wis. – Sawyer County Sheriff’s Deputies and several other agencies responded to the call of a traffic crash on CTH W approximately 1.5 miles south of Winter involving a passenger car and a tractor, on Friday, Aug. 4 around 4:15 p.m. Both vehicles were proceeding westbound on CTH W when the crash occurred. Authorities report that the 40-year-old, male…

30 Acts Expected for Bayfront Blues Festival

Coffee Conversation: 29th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – Music will be filling Bayfront Festival Park this weekend for the 29th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival. Cyndee Parsons, the Media Relations Director, says out of the 30 acts expected there will be something for everyone. The festival starts up on Friday, August 11 and runs through Sunday, August 13. Following the performances on the main stages, a…

Minnesota Governor: Islamic Center IED Blast an ‘Act of Terrorism’

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (KMSP) – A group of state and national politicians gathered Sunday to see for themselves the damage caused by an improvised explosive device at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington just one day earlier. The blast went off during morning prayers around 5:00 a.m., shocking those gathered with plumes of smoke coming from a window near the…

Level III Offender Relocates to Rice Lake, Minn.

Timothy Davich DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of a Level III Predatory Offender being relocating to the area of Howard Gnesen Road in southern Rice Lake, Minnesota. Timothy Scott Alan Davich, 50 has a history of sexual contact with minor male victims ages 6-16. Some contact occurred on numerous occasions over a…

Families Enjoy St. Luke’s Family Summer Bash

The Event is Sponsored by St. Lukes

DULUTH, Minn.- Families enjoyed quality time together at the St. Luke’s Family Summer Bash The event, held at Bayfront Park, had fun for people of all ages including yard games and water activities, princess and superhero appearances, and family races. “It’s a great chance for families to get out, be active and do fun activities together. Make some memories and…

Studies Show ‘Babies Need Boxes’

Studies Show Finland has one of the Lowest Infant Mortality Rates in the World

DULUTH, Minn. – For year, babies have been falling asleep in boxes. Closer to home, one Minnesota mother caught onto the trend back in 2015. Since then, proper education of the practice has been spread to various communities across the country. “I think it would have been fantastic,” said Lori Sawnson, St. Luke’s Birthing Center Nurse Manager. Helpful hands, for…

Thousands Face ‘Night of Mayhem’ At Proctor Speedway

FOX 21's Dan Hanger Took First Place In Celebrity Bus Race

PROCTOR, Minn. – It was a successful “Mid-Summer Night of Mayhem” at the Proctor Speedway Saturday night. More than 3,000 people filled the stands to watch trailer races, reverse races and of course the school bus races. FOX 21’s Dan Hanger was back behind the wheel for the “celebrity” bus race for the third time in a row, and this…

Thomas the Tank Engine Entertains at the Duluth Depot

More Than 10,000 Visitors Spent Time with the Famous Train This Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – More than ten thousand people got tickets this weekend to spend time with Thomas the Tank Engine at the Duluth Depot. For the first time, Thomas is joined by his friend Percy. Kids and their parents took twenty minute rides along the Lake Superior shore, and also had a blast with a Thomas themed carnival. “He woke…

Duluth for Clean Water Asking for Polymet Evidentiary Hearing

Organizers Will Send Letter to Governor, DNR Next Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Discussions for and against a proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in Northeast Minnesota continues. On Sunday, a Duluth environmental group held an event to gain support. According to Duluth for Clean Water officials, decisions could be made later this year on whether permits to mine are granted to the proposed PolyMet project. Before that happens, some in Duluth…

Duluthians Meet with Students from Sister City in Japan

It's Part of a 2 Year Student Exchange Program

DULUTH, Minnl.- It was a reunion for Hinano Kurokawa of Ohara and Emma Stottleman of Duluth. Emma visited Ohara Isumi city in Chiba Japan last year, where she stayed with Hinano’s family. Now, Emma’s and other families in Duluth have the opportunity to host students from Duluth’s sister city for a few days. “Their hospitality was incredible and they were thrilled…

Kids Try on Fall’s Newest Fashions at Fashion Show Parade in Younkers

The Children Had the Chance to Choose Their Own Outfits for the Event

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids and parents had the chance to get a look at this year’s fall fashion at the Annual Back to School fashion Show at Younkers in Duluth. Children tried on some of the newest looks at the department store and participated in the fashion show as models, walking around the store in outfits they picked out for themselves….

Superior High School Senior Puts on Car Show at Billings Park Days for Senior Project

Money Raised During the Show Will be Donated to Charity

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Celebrations for Billings Park Days started Friday, and continued on Saturday. Friends and Neighbors enjoyed chalk art on the streets, rummage sales, and food stands in Billings Park. but today’s celebrations also included a car show, organized by Brenden Penney  a Senior from Superior High School, as part of his senior project. “My family has been involved in…

Former Clyde Iron Works Employees Come Together for Reunion

Some of the People Hadn't Seen Each Other in 30 Years

DULUTH, Minn.- Clyde Iron Works had some special visitors come through the restaurant Saturday. It’s been 30 years since the employees of Clyde shut down operations in the Lincoln Park Building, and Saturday, some of the employees came back for a reunion. “It’s amazing how many people you look at, and you haven’t seen them in 30 years and you…

Duluth Businesses Getting Attention from Twin Cities Publications

It's Not Just the Locals Loving Our Flavors

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth is a tourism city, and each year thousands visit to spend time in the city on the shores of the Lake Superior.   That’s why it’s no surprise that many of Duluth’s local businesses are highlighted by Publications in the twin cities as great places to eat, drink, or play. Perk Place Coffee House and Bakery is one…

UPDATE: Missing Couple Found Dead

Ron and Mary Tarnowski Were Found in the Brookston Area

BROOKSTON, Minn. – The search for Ron and Mary Tarnowski had a tragic ending. The couple, missing since July 29th, was found Saturday by a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter west of U.S. Highway 2 near Brookston. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, though foul play isn’t suspected. The Tarnowskis were last seen in Duluth July 29th at the…

Former Wisconsin Rep. Hulsey Registers Gubernatorial Bid

Hulsey Lost 2014 Democratic Primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Former Democratic state Rep. Brett Hulsey, of Madison, has filed paperwork to run for governor. Hulsey registered a campaign committee for a potential second run for governor on Thursday. He did not immediately return messages seeking comments on his intentions Saturday. Hulsey served in the state Assembly from 2011 through 2014. He also ran for governor that…

New Strategies In Place For Missing Duluth Couple Case

Command Center And Agencies State Wide Are Now On The Case

Saturday August 5th, It was day 8 of the missing Duluth couple Ron and Mary Tarnowski. Saturday hundreds gathered at the Tarnowski home in hopes that a search party would bring them home. “We are not giving up hope. We’re keeping our heads held high, we’re going to be strong, and we’re going to bring mom and dad home. But…

Explosion at Twin Cities Islamic Center

A Witness Saw Someone by the Imam's Window Before Blast

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Muslim American Society of Minnesota says that someone threw an explosive device that started a fire in the imam’s office at a mosque near Minneapolis. The society said in a statement that attendees extinguished the fire at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police say the explosion was reported at about 5 a.m. Saturday and there…

Billings Park Days celebrates community

The events feature fireworks, car shows and much more

SUPERIOR, Wisc. -Billings Park Days is underway in Superior. The weekend celebration features fireworks as well as a showing of the movie The Sandlot on Friday. Saturday will have a car show, dog show, and some rummage sales, all to celebrate neighbors meeting neighbors. “It’s a great community event,” organizer Keith Kern said. “It’s great to get the community together….

First ever Bowfest kicks off at Mont Du Lac

Hundreds of archers are hitting the targets for the weekend of fun

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Archers, ready your bows. It’s the first ever Bowfest out at Mont Du Lac this weekend. Hundreds of archers are making their way to the Mont Du Lac Resort for a weekend of target shooting, live music and fun. Organizers say it’s a good way to celebrate the sport. “This right here is a good physical activity,”…

Lighthouse Days shows off historical importance of the unique structures

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center has many activities to celebrate lighthouses.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, The Lake Superior Maritime Museum celebrates lighthouses. Several days of activities are planned for the weekend, designed to teach visitors the role lighthouses played in keeping mariners safe on the water. “As technology has progressed, more and more lighthouses are being decommissioned and we don’t want to loose that important history,” museum director Denise Wolvin…

‘Catio’ and Recreational Area Being Built at Animal Allies

Through Generous Donations and Fundraising, Cost is Covered for the Construction

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking to make sure their furry friends feel more at home during their stay at the shelter. Construction on a new ‘catio,’ a patio for cats, has started. Billman Construction Inc. of Duluth is doing the construction. Work is also underway on a third dog recreational area. Staff and volunteers…

5K Tomorrow at Lake Superior Zoo

Event Begins at 8:45 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn.-Are you ready to run and party like an animal this weekend? Tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. hundreds of visitors are expected to take part in a 5-K that goes through the Lake Superior Zoo. Participants are encouraged to wear animal costumes. To find out more, visit this website: http://www.lszooduluth.org/visit/events/run-like-animal/ Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: news duluth zoo

New Information Released in Building Collapse

Two People Killed in Collapse

Image from Fox 9MINNEAPOLIS-The private Minneapolis academy where an explosion and partial building collapse killed two people and injured nine others is planning a memorial service for the school custodian who died in the blast. Minnehaha Academy said on its Facebook page that the school will hold a service Sunday at 6 p.m. for John Carlson in the lower and…

Update: Missing Couple Seen in Brookston Saturday

Whereabouts Still Unknown

Courtesy of Find Ron and Mary TarnowskiDULUTH, Minn.-New information has come forth for a missing Duluth couple last seen Saturday, July 29. Ronald and Mary Tarnowski, 82 and 78 respectively, have been seen on surveillance footage at the Country Corner Store in Brookston on Saturday at about 1 p.m., according to their daughter Bev Tarnowski. The establishment is on Highway 2….

First Annual Bowfest to take Place at Mont du Lac

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Although it’s not quite hunting season, archers will be working hard in the wild this weekend. It’s all for the First Annual Bowfest at Mont du Lac Resort. Here’s a rundown of what to expect this weekend: BowFest has three Archery loops – all open at noon Friday, 10:00 a.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. Sunday. Prizes will…

Car Versus Bicycle Crash Sends One to Hospital

The Bicyclist Was Transported to a Local Hospital With a Serious Head Injury

DULUTH, Minn. – A car versus bicycle crash sent one person to the hospital shortly after 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. When Duluth police responded to the 2300 Block of London Road, officers made observations that the driver of the vehicle showed signs of impairment from alcohol. The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital with a head injury and remains…

Walking For Epilepsy

Park Point Hosted Hundreds For A Walk In Supports

Duluth, Minn. The epilepsy foundation of Minnesota hosted their annual Rise Above Seizures Walk this afternoon. The nasty weather didn’t stop hundreds from showing up in support of the cause. The walk is to raise awareness for the 225,000 Minnesotan’s with epilepsy. We talked to two of those who suffer from the seizers who say they appreciate the support for…

City On The Hill Music Fest

Setting Up For A Big Weekend

Duluth, Minn. Set up for the City on the Hill Music Festival is underway at Bayfront Park. Organizers say ticket sells are at an all–time high. They’re expecting over 5,000 thousand people both Friday and Saturday night. The concert consists of Christian bands that bring their up lifting songs for all to enjoy. “It’s a chance for families to get…

Billings Park Days kicks off this weekend

Car shows, movie night, fireworks and more.

SUPERIOR, Minn. – Billings Park is getting ready for a fun celebration this weekend. Billings Park Days in Superior is this on Friday and Saturday. The celebration features fireworks on Friday, as well as a showing of the movie “The Sandlot” on the baseball diamond. Saturday features a car show, dog show, and more than 30 rummage sales. “It’s a…

‘Night Of Mayhem’ Coming To Proctor Speedway Saturday

Reverse races, trailer races, and bus races and more

PROCTOR, Minn. – Chaos is coming to the Proctor Speedway this weekend. It’s the Mid–Summer Night of Mayhem this Saturday. The event features all kinds of destructive fun, from reverse races, trailer races, and the crowd favorite – the bus races. “There’s going to be buses rolling over, there’s going to be cars smashing into everything, there’s going to be…

Thomas the Tank Engine brings a friend to the Northland

Percy makes an appearance this year for Thomas's day out.

DULUTH, Minn. – A friendly face has made his way back to the Northland. Thomas the Tank Engine has made his way to The Depot in Duluth for the “Day out with Thomas” event this weekend. It features all kinds of family friendly activities, and this year, Thomas even brought a friend with him. ” said that Duluth was his…