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Police Issue Search Warrant of Minneapolis Liquor Store

After the store opened on a Sunday...several months early

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Minneapolis police are seeking surveillance video and sales records for Surdyk’s Liquor from Sunday, March 12, when the liquor store opened its doors for premature, illegal Sunday liquor sales. A search warrant filed in Hennepin County court seeks video footage from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day, as well as point of sale transaction records and…

Hermantown K9 Officer Receives Body Armor

The vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hermantown Police Department’s K9, Jack, has received a bullet and stab protective vest. The vest comes as a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Jack’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and has been embroidered with the sentiment “Born to love, trained to serve, loyal to the end.” K9 Jack hit the…

Assistant Principal Facing Sexual Conduct Charges

The public's assistance has been requested by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. – Assistant Principal of Bemidji Middle School was placed in custody at the Beltrami County Jail, on Thursday, March 22. Brandon Bjerkness, 34, has been charged with two counts of solicitation of children to engage in sexual Brandon BjerknessBeltrami County Jail conduct. He has been contacting juvenile children through Facebook, Snapchat, and email accounts he had set…

Wisconsin’s Budget Could be $1 Billion Short by 2021

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s state budget could be more than $1 billion in the red by 2021, based on the proposal submitted by Governor Scott Walker that the Legislature is considering. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released an updated analysis of the state budget for the two years after the period covered by Walker’s current budget proposal. It finds…

Mayo Clinic Helps Reunite Boy Battling Cancer with Lost Teddy Bear

The teddy bear received a police escort back to his owner

Courtesy Tracy Remme ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – A 5-year-old boy who briefly lost the teddy bear that has helped him through cancer treatment was reunited with his stuffed animal thanks to Mayo Clinic workers, a round of social media shares, and a police escort. Aiden Remme, of Brewster, Minnesota, was undergoing his 60th round of chemotherapy when Teddy went missing….

Hibbing Airport Officials Concerned Over Budget

Delta Airlines Could Leave Airport if $2.8 Million Subsidy is Lost

HIBBING, Minn. – The proposed federal budget concerns another local community. This time the focus is on Hibbing’s Range Regional Airport. As one of 12 weekly flights from Range Regional Airport prepared for take–off Thursday, airport officials’ thoughts were in Washington, D.C. as the Federal Aviation Administration Re-Authorization Bill hits Congress. “The FAA Re-Authorization Bill is reintroduced every couple of…

Donations Needed to Send Northland Veterans on Honor Flight

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held this Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland’s tenth Honor Flight will depart Duluth next month for Washington D.C., but they still need help to get there. Honor Flight Northland is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser this Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the All American Club, 1931 West Michigan Street. Dinner is $10 per person. All money raised will fund sending…

Paine Trying To Build on Strong Mayoral Primary Results

The two candidates for mayor of Superior took part in a debate Thursday night

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Jim Paine says he feels he’s feeling good as Election Day approaches. The candidate for mayor of Superior had a strong performance in last month’s primary, receiving nearly 600 more votes than his opponent Brent Fennessey. According to Paine, eight labor organization and more than two dozen current and former elected officials have come forward to endorse…

March 6 Tornado in Minnesota was Earliest on State Record

(National Weather Service) BRICELYN, Minn. (AP) – The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit a southern Minnesota campground this month, was the earliest twister on record in the state. The agency recently conducted a survey that confirmed a tornado tore through the Pihls Park campground northeast of Bricelyn on March 6. The Mankato Free Press reports the weather…

Structure Fire on N 24th Street in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Just before 6 p.m. this evening, all three fire crews, Battalion Chief, and Gold Cross Ambulance were called to a structure fire at 24 N 24th Street. Initial reports indicated there was light smoke visible from the front door of a single family home. Crews confirmed a fire in the wall by the main entrance. All crews…

Hagen Endorses Fennessey For Mayor

Thursday Morning, Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen Spoke to Superior Residents, Showing Support for Brent Fennessey

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Only 11 days remain before the City of Superior takes on new leadership. Thursday morning, Mayor Bruce Hagen announced he is endorsing mayoral candidate Brent Fennessey. “I believe that Brent Fennessey is the candidate and the only candidate that has these qualifications and proven experience,” said Mayor Bruce Hagen. Hagen believes Fennessey has a young, fresh vision…

White Nose Syndrome Found in Minnesota Bats

Tower Underground Mine a Top Spot for the Disease

TOWER, Minn.-The bat disease, known as white-nose syndrome, has been confirmed in six Minnesota counties. One of the top spots for it is in the Soudan Underground Mine State Park in Tower, where they’ve seen a 73 percent decrease in the number of bats in the mine. Tours will continue at the mine, as the mine will follow decontamination rules…

40th Anniversary of Aurora Cold Case Tomorrow

Reward Offered for More Information

AURORA, Minn.-Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the unsolved murder of Cindy Elias. Her body was found eight miles north of Aurora. She was last seen in Virginia at about 12:30 a.m. at a local bar. She said she was looking for a ride home and said she might hitchhike. “Elias was found buried under a pile of brush at…

Virginia Co-Op Set to Relocate

New Building More than Doubles the Store's Size

VIRGINIA, Minn. – It’s an exciting time for members of Virginia’s Natural Harvest Co–Op. Next month, the co–op moves into a brand new 9,000 square foot store at 732 4th St N., which is double the size of the current building. The new co–op will feature a classroom, as well as a larger deli, including salad and hot bars. Natural…

Apartment Damaged in Wednesday Fire

Range Mental Health Agency Helping Resident

HIBBING, Minn. – Range Mental Health services are trying to find a Hibbing man a new apartment after a fire damaged his. The fire happened Wendesday on the 3rd floor of the Cobb–Cook Apartments, which are run by the Range Mental Health Center. The apartment was severely damaged and other apartments suffered water damage.  Nobody was hurt. Categories: Community, News,…

Education Bill Would Eliminate Early Education Funding

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – House Republicans are taking a defiant stand against Governor Mark Dayton by proposing the elimination of his signature early childhood education program. The proposed cuts announced Thursday are very different from Dayton’s proposed $175 million addition to the program and signals that a larger fight looms as lawmakers and the governor search for compromise. Dayton…

DOJ: Wausau Shootings an Isolated Incident with One Suspect

The incident stemmed from a domestic dispute

WZAWWAUSAU, Wis. – The area of Wausau and Rothschild were struck by tragedy yesterday, when four victims, including an officer of the Everest Metropolitan Police Department, were shot dead. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, law enforcement received the report of an active shooter in Rothschild. The suspect visited the Marathon Savings Bank, killing two civilians, and a…

Minnesota Marijuana Oil Sent to New York Stirs Anger

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Some top Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on a medical marijuana company whose former executives face felony charges for shipping marijuana oil to New York. County prosecutors charged two ex-executives at Minnesota Medical Solutions with felonies alleging they collaborated in late 2015 to ship $500,000 worth of marijuana oil to New York. The charges…

House GOP Leaders Postpone Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republican leaders have postponed a vote on their health care bill in a setback for President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan. Prospects for the Republicans’ showcase health care bill had looked grimmer by the minute Thursday, despite Trump’s personal lobbying of conservatives. That still left the legislation short of the votes needed for passage. A…

Students Get Hands-On Golf Lesson

Cook County is the First Northland School to host Golf in the Schools Program

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – With Spring slowly taking hold local golf courses prepare to open.  Meanwhile, one local pro spent his Tuesday introducing kids to the sport. Students at Cook County School in Grand Marais spent their Physical Education period getting into the swing.  Of golf that is.  They took part in the Golf in the Schools program, sponsored by…

Mother Sentenced to Prison in Newborn’s Death

March 2016 photo of Shwe Htoo, 22, of St. Paul is accused of killing her 5-week-old son, Michael Kyaw Htoo, on Nov. 18, 2015. She was charged in Ramsey County District Court with second-degree murder. Photo courtesy of Ramsey County sheriff’s office.ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A St.Paul mother has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally smothering…

National Puppy Day!

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Enbridge Cutting Workforce

"Limited" Cuts in Northland

DULUTH, Minn.-Enbridge is making some cuts to its job force across the country, including some in the Northland. According to a Reuters report, the layoffs were decided after purchasing Spectra Energy Corporation out of Houston. Enbridge officials told FOX 21 today, they are reducing one thousand positions company wide, which is about six percent of their workforce. Officials said the impact on…

Gronseth Comments on Job Search Endeavors

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth School Superintendent Bill Gronseth provided a statement about his recent search endeavors stating, “A superintendent search is a long process. In view of the delays and less than positive support of a minority of the board during recent contract negotiations, I thought it would be prudent to explore other opportunities. I didn’t plan to consider other…

Texas Roadhouse Creating Dockside Favorites

Cooking Connection: Grilled Shrimp

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Northlanders are currently recognizing Lent and Texas Roadhouse wants these folks to know the restaurant is not just a steakhouse. Jeff Fort, the Managing Partner at Texas Roadhouse, says there are many other options if someone is trying to avoid red meat. The restaurant is offering an entire Dockside Favorites menu. For this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s…

4 Killed, Including Officer is Rothschild, Schofield, Weston shooting

1/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 WZAW Show Caption Hide Caption ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (WSAW) – Authorities have now confirmed an Everest Metro Police Officer was one of four killed following three shooting incidents Wednesday. Everest Metro Police Chief confirmed the fatalities…

Duluth Man Gets 20 Years for Role in Hermantown Drive-By Shooting

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth man involved in a Hermantown drive-by shooting back in September has received a 20-year prison sentence this morning, according to St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin. Last month, a St. Louis County jury found 47-year-old Robert John Lund guilty of four counts of aiding and abetting second-degree attempted murder, four counts of aiding and abetting…

World Water Day

Tours At The Water Treatment Plant

Superior, Wis Today was world water day. 150 miles of sewer, drains 4 million gallons of water directly to the superior water treatment plant daily. The public was allowed on site for tours to find out exactly what happens after you flush water down your toilet. Every gallon that moves through the plant goes throw a vigorous process to make…

New Real Estate Coming To The Water

Condos To Be Built Next To Pier B

Duluth, Minn New lake front property will soon be available for an experience like none other in Duluth. The Duluth City Council voted unanimously to allow Hoff & Giuliani to begin development of lot D, prime real estate next to Pier B Resort. Pier B being the last major development the group put together. Their newest project will be right…

UMD Students Celebrate Anniversary of Legal Access to Birth Control

Representatives from Planned Parenthood spoke about the history of birth control and reproductive rights in the United States

DULUTH, Minn. – 45 years ago the Supreme Court legalized the use of birth control for non–married couples. Today, students at UMD celebrated the anniversary of that decision on campus. Representatives from Planned Parenthood spoke about the history of birth control and reproductive rights in the United States. “It really gave access to women who weren’t married, whereas before it…

Middle School Career Day

Greenway Seventh and Eighth Graders Learn About Many Careers and Education Options

COLERAINE, Minn. – A middle school career fair happened today at Greenway High School. Fox 21 sent staff members to talk with the kids about careers in broadcast journalism and meteorology. The Greenway seventh and eighth Graders had many questions and a lot of interest in a variety of careers. “We’re basically interviewing people for jobs in the future,” says seventh grader Bodie…

Update: Proctor Police Chief Vacancy

PROCTOR, Minn. – The city of Proctor’s vacant seat for police chief may not be filled anytime soon, according to Mark Casey, the city’s administrator. Casey told FOX 21 the Proctor Civil Service Commission is first focusing on selecting candidates for a patrol officer position. When that officer is hired, the commission will then move on to the police chief…

Cloquet Police Chief Under Investigation Releases Statement

CLOQUET, Minn. – FOX 21 learned new details Wednesday about the investigation of Cloquet’s Police Chief, Steve Stracek. Stracek’s complaint against him will be investigated by an outside firm — not the city councilors who put Stracek on paid administrative last Thursday. Interim city administrator and human resources director James Barclay said Stracek remains a city employee and clarified the…

Fuse Duluth Celebrates 12th Anniversary of Connecting Young Professionals

Since they started back in 2005, attendance at events has more than doubled

DULUTH, Minn. – Fuse Duluth is celebrating 12 years of connecting young professionals. The group gathered Wednesday night at Clyde Iron Works to network and celebrate with samples from local businesses. Fuse was started by the Duluth Chamber of Commerce to attract and retain young talent to the area. Since they started back in 2005, attendance at events has more…

Reinert Named VP of Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Reinert Previously Served in Minnesota's Senate and House

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation has named Roger Reinert its new vice president. It’s a new position for the group, which will lead the day-to-day operations. The Foundation gives grants to non-profit organizations throughout the community, along with scholarships. Since being started in 1983, it has given away $50 million. Reinert served six years in the Minnesota Senate…

County Seat Theater Company Recognized at State Festival

County Seat Theater Company Started 30 Years Ago at Carlton High School

CLOQUET, Minn. – As we head into spring, what better way to fight off the puddles and mud than with a trip to the theatre! Exciting things are happening at the County Seat Theater Company in Cloquet. Recently, the team of talented actors and actresses brought home recognition, placing third in a state festival. The award, presented by the Minnesota Association…

Two Men Charged in Fatal Accident on Hwy 169

ITASCA COUNTY, Minn. – Criminal complaints were filed for two men, today, in Itasca County District Court. One charges Tomas Charles Cuellar, 39, of Grand Rapids, with Criminal Vehicular Homicide and another charging Bradley Gene Doree, 48, of Hill City with Aiding and Abetting Criminal Vehicular Homicide and Aiding and Abetting Fourth Degree Driving While Intoxicated. These charges stem from…

Grandma’s Marathon Announces Musical Acts

Will Feature 90s Bands

DULUTH, Minn.-Grandma’s Marathon announced today that three huge 90s bands will play “Rock the Big Top” party June 16th in Canal Park. Everclear, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball will be playing some of their biggest hits, to kick off Grandma’s Marathon Weekend. “Whether you’re volunteering or running or just coming down to spectate…it is a community event and the music aspect…

Drug Bust in Eveleth, 3 Arrested

1/3 Photo: LSDVCTF Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Photo: LSDVCTF Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Photo: LSDVCTF Show Caption Hide Caption EVELETH, Minn. – Members of the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force executed three search warrants on March 21, 2017, which resulted in three arrests. These individuals were arrested for various drug and weapons charges. As a…