Minnesota

Former Kemps Dairy Plant Sold To Grand Forks Developer

Northridge Accomodations, LLC has seven hotels in the midwest including one in Rochester.

DULUTH, Minn. – A Grand Forks developer is looking to expand into Duluth’s up-and-coming Lincoln Park neighborhood. Northridge Accomodations, LLC recently purchased the former Kemps dairy processing plant on West First Street for $450,000, with hopes of continuing the growth of Lincoln Park. The company is known for building hotels in the midwest. The word around town is Northridge is…

Chris Jensen Rehab Center Hosts Career Fair To Attract New Employees

Chris Jensen hosts an onsite job fair every fourth Tuesday of the month.

DULUTH, Minn. – As more and more medical jobs are popping up in the region one local facility hosted a job fair to attract new employees. The Chris Jensen Rehabilitation Center in Duluth is looking to fill multiple positions such as Nursing Assistants and Culinary Aides. The center hosted walk-in interviews during the event and some qualified applicants received same-day…

Duluth Police Welcomes Residents To Join Citizen Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy begins on March 11 and runs through May 27th.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is looking for citizens interested in learning more about police operations and how they serve the community. Duluth Police has opened registration for residents to join their Citizens Police Academy. Participants will take part in classroom instruction discussing a variety of topics over the nearly 12-week program. They are shown K-9 demonstrations and…

3M To Cut 1,500 Jobs as Part of Restructuring

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota-based 3M announced Tuesday it is eliminating approximately 1,500 jobs in what the company says is the next step in its “transformation journey.” The company said it is restructuring as it moves to a new global operating model and streamlined organizational structure. According to a news release, 3M took a pre-tax restructuring charge of $134…

Officer Shot in the Head Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery

The 32-Year-Old Waseca Officer was Shot in the Head Jan. 6

WASECA, Minn. – The southern Minnesota police officer gravely wounded in a shooting has undergone reconstructive surgery for broken bones in his face and skull. A family post on Arik Matson’s CaringBridge web page says the surgery Monday at North Memorial Health Hospital left him dealing with some pain and swelling but otherwise went well. The 32-year-old Waseca officer was…

Minnesota Lawmakers Worry Local Sales Taxes Would be Unfair

Local Officials Have Until Friday to Submit Proposals for 2020

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota cities are imposing local sales taxes more than ever before, and state lawmakers are concerned it could give communities with more retailers an unfair advantage. Legislators allowed 18 cities in 2019 to add or extend a sales tax and 14 in 2017, which is a dramatic jump from previous years when the state signed off on fewer…

Great Outdoors: Outdoor Hockey

DULUTH, Minn. – If you didn’t know, hockey in the state of Minnesota is kind of a big deal. We’re true Minnesotan’s so this is what we do. And tournaments, like the Squirt Jamboree at the Duluth Heights Recreation Center rink are a great way to introduce youngsters to the game for the future. “Where they can go on to…

KYN: Yarn Harbor

DULUTH, Minn. – Yarn Harbor Incorporated has been open for the last 21 years that has the appeal for all things crafty. “A knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting supply store. We also have the support to help with projects as well as a classroom,” Yarn Harbor Owner, Kathy Thomas says. And the colder months are a busy time of year for…

City Council Votes to Give Forgivable Loan to Help Save Duluth Paper Mill

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth City Council unanimously voted to help keep the Verso Corporation’s paper mill in the city afloat amid its financial troubles. With demand for paper products dropping, the Verso Corporation’s paper mill is edging toward an uncertain future. Verso wants to convert its recycle mill so it can take scrap packaging and turn it into pulp…

Giving Life to Old Stuff by Recycling, Repurposing and Restyling

Showing how to use old fabric items to make something new.

DULUTH, Minn.- If your New Year’s Resolution involved using more of the stuff you have lying around, you could try using the items to make something new. On Monday Mt. Royal Library hosted a “Recycle, Repurpose, and Restyle” class. Presenter Mary Mulari showcased different projects she’s crafted out of old fabric items. For example, doilies can become table runners, and…

Lake Superior Zoo First in State to Be Sensory Inclusive

Zoo received certification, and sensory bags to help special needs children.

DULUTH, Minn.- Those with sensory needs can now enjoy all the sights and sounds of Lake Superior Zoo, without being overwhelmed by the senses. The Zoo is now the first zoo in Minnesota to be certified sensory inclusive. KultureCity certifies more than 350 locations across the nation as sensory inclusive, to help children with special needs who may be sensitive…

Duluth School District Asks for Public’s Help in Finding New Superintendent

Focus group meeting held to build a leadership profile for the position.

DULUTH, Minn.- The public was invited to meet with the consulting firm searching for Duluth Schools’ new Superintendent Monday night, to discuss what kind of person they want to see fill the position. The focus group aimed to develop a leadership profile describing district strengths, challenges, and goals along with the characteristics, abilities, and experiences they want in a new…

Duluth Man Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Wife to Death in Front of Daughter

Ryan Jazdzewski could spend nearly 37 years in prison.

DULUTH, Minn.- A Duluth man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his wife in front of their younger daughter back in June. Now 40-year-old Ryan Jazdzewski could face a prison term of nearly 37 years, a longer sentence than presumed under Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines. According to the criminal complaint, Jazdzewski’s 41-year-old wife Nicole had asked for a divorce. The two…

A New Medical Center Specializing in Regenerative Medicine Opens In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – A new medical center has opened in Duluth. Novus Health Solutions is Duluth’s first regenerative medical center aiming to provide alternatives to how people receive healthcare. Regenerative medicine is a brand new approach used to help the body repair itself. With the use of this type of medicine, this new medical facility may give people the chance…

Fans Are On The Hunt For Kobe Bryant Jerseys and Memorabilia

"People are just shocked. It's shocking, " said Store Manager Burt Crow.

DULUTH, Minn. – After the tragic loss of the iconic NBA star Kobe Bryant, fans have been on the hunt for jerseys and memorabilia. Staff at Pro Image Sports Shop in Miller Hill Mall say after the news broke, fans were stopping into the store looking for anything Kobe. The store had already sold out of its stock of Kobe’s…

Trailfitters Hosting Warm Winter Clothing Drive

The Share the Love Clothing Drive will Benefit the Damiano Center in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Trailfitters, located in the Fitger’s Complex, is hosting their third annual clothing drive for the Damiano Center, running now through January 31st. The Damiano Center is in need of winter clothing to be distributed in their Free Store as demand ramps up with colder weather. The top needs include socks, jackets, boots, men’s clothing, gloves, and mittens….

Duluth Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Wife

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth man charged with fatally stabbing his wife in June has pleaded guilty to murder. According to court records, 40-year-old Ryan Jazdzewski pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday morning. Jazdzewski is accused of stabbing his wife, Nicole, to death in their Chester Park home after she asked him for a divorce. According to the criminal…

Erin Schouweiler Wins Mid-Distance Beargrease 120

FINALND, Minn. – Veteran musher Erin Schouweiler crossed the finish line shortly after 5:40 a.m. Monday morning. Shouweiler is the daughter-in-law of former Beargrease 120 champion Martha Schouweiler. Tofte resident Rita Wehseler finished second, while Duluth resident Steph Love came in third place.     Categories: Community, Minnesota, News Tags: beargrease, Beargrease 120, Mid distance

Beargrease Broadcast Internationally for First Time

Over 100 countries can view the race this year.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Beargrease is making history this year, as it is the first year the race is being broadcast internationally. This year the race will be seen in over 100 countries. Mushers on the North Shore trail are competing with mushers in Norway, Russia, and the Iditarod not only with racing, but by the health of their dogs as…

Beargrease Vets on Alert with Warm Temperatures

Dogs more prone to overheating, dehydration in the heat.

DULUTH, Minn.- All the dogs taking mushers along the Beargrease trail, which is softer than usual due to warmer weather, calls for a big team of trained veterinarians. 11 vets and 7 veterinary technicians are stationed at each checkpoint, along with one EMT to check on the human mushers. Vets say while they’re there for medical attention, mushers are usually…

Dogs, Spectators Energetic at Beargrease Starting Line

Mushers prepare for a longer and softer trail, thanks to unseasonably warm temperatures.

DULUTH, Minn.- The excitement was in the air at the starting line of the 40th Annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. “These dogs were meant to run, they were born to run, they’re trained to run,” said Race Spokesperson Monica Hendrickson, the yip of excited race dogs behind her. The dogs’ howls light a flame in everyone’s hearts. “Everything about…

County Commissioner Patrick Boyle Announces Run for Reelection

Boyle has served as County Commissioner for the past 6 years.

DULUTH, Minn.- County Commissioner Patrick Boyle announced his campaign for re-election to the St. Louis County Board Sunday. “It’s been an honor to represent the citizens of eastern Duluth…I will be asking again for their vote this fall,” Boyle said in a press release. Boyle has served as Commissioner for the past 6 years, with the last year as chair….

The North Shore Federal Credit Union’s Second Duluth Branch Head For Lincoln Park

The Lincoln Park branch is slated to open in June.

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Federal Credit Union will soon be expanding into Lincoln Park. The new branch is expected to take over the former Taco Arcada restaurant, which closed its doors in December. The credit union opened its first Duluth location more than a year ago and this new addition will be the seventh location for the financial…

Lake Superior Maritime Museum Hosts Talk on Ice’s Effects on Great Lakes Shipping

Talk focuses on how ice affects shipping paths, maintenance of ships, and other maritime activities.

DULUTH, Minn.- Ice is no stranger to the Northland or Lake Superior. On Friday folks could learn about how it effects the Great Lakes at the Lake Superior Maritime Museum. The Museum hosted “The History of Lake Ice and its Effects on Great Lakes Shipping,” where Ranger Scott Bjorklund spoke about how ice affects shipping paths, maintenance of ships, and…

Portion of Lakewalk to Temporarily Close Next Week

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth Parks, Properties and Libraries Department announced that a part of the Lakewalk will be closed from January 27 through January 31 to install new lighting along the pathway. The city says Leif Erickson, to the bottom of the Portland Malt Shop stairs will be affected by the closure. Crews will start work on…

Beer, Food, Bonfires to Kick Off Beargrease Weekend

Brewsheen by Beargrease is Happening Friday, January 24 at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is partnering with Glensheen Mansion and Canal Park Brewing Company for the annual Brewsheen by Beargrease. It’s taking place Friday, January 24, with a special keg tapping event at 5:30 p.m. At the event, guests will enjoy culinary creations and complimentary beer from Canal Park Brewing. Bonfires galore will be going…

Angora Township Home Heavily Damaged in Fire

(courtesy: Northland FireWire) ANGORA TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A home in Angora Township was heavily damaged in a fire early Friday morning, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office. A St. Louis County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol near Anton Road spotted large amounts of smoke coming from the area and reported the fire around 2:30 a.m. Fire crews arriving on…

Enbridge Holds Community Meeting to Sign Piece of Pipeline

Company leaders, Pete Stauber, and more attend and express support for Line 3.

DULUTH, Minn.- Enbridge and other companies working on the proposed Line 3 Pipeline Project gathered supporters of the project and others at United Piping in Duluth. The event was the final stop on Enbridge’s “Safest Way” Tour, the company’s campaign to share information on the project. After hearing from different company leaders, people could then sign a piece of the…

Duluth Schools Holds Second Boundary Project Meeting, Calmer than First

Second meeting at Denfeld more calm than first at East High School.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Public Schools ISD 709 held its second community meeting at Denfeld High School Thursday to discuss changing the district’s boundaries. This comes after a tense meeting at Duluth East High School Wednesday night. The public was able to discuss three proposed scenarios for realigning the district’s boundaries, to address overpopulation at Lester Park and Congdon Elementary Schools,…

Protective Gear Policy Released

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth says after 10 months the Duluth Police Policy Working Group is ready to present their protective gear policy final draft to the Duluth…

Minnesota Reports First Child Death of Flu Season

The Health Department Says Influenza Continues to be Widespread Across Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials are reporting the first child death of the flu season. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s weekly influenza and respiratory illness report, a total of 31 people in the state have died of the flu so far this season. The number of people hospitalized due to the flu has topped 1,200 this…

Edina Student Injured in Hit-And-Run Crash While Getting on School Bus

Edina Police are looking for this vehicle they believe struck and injured an Edina High School student Thursday morning. (Edina Police Department / FOX 9) EDINA, Minn. (FOX 9) – A female student was injured in a hit-and-run crash as they were getting on a school bus heading to Edina High School Thursday morning, according to police. According to Edina Police…

Spicing Up Brunch With A Breakfast Flatbread

COOKING CONNECTION: Crooked Pint Ale House Offers A Brunch Menu On Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Cooking Connection, Crooked Pint Ale House prepares us a flavorful Breakfast Flatbread. They offer a WEEKEND BRUNCH MENU Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm. BREAKFAST FLATBREAD RECIPE: 1/2 oz butter 3 oz hasbrowns Flatbread 1 oz Hollandaise 1 oz jalepenos loaf 2 oz scrambled eggs 1/2 oz jalepenos 1/2 oz green onion 1…

UMD Police Urge Drivers to Use Caution, Watch for Pedestrians

Pedestrian Right of Way: Not Always Clear

DULUTH, Minn. – Three weeks into the new year, and already three drivers have been given citations for failing to yield to pedestrians on the campus of UMD. Just last year, 24 drivers received tickets, an uptick from 2018. With recent weather conditions making for tall snow banks and sloppy, slick roads, it’s prompting UMD Police Department to speak out…

King Of Creams Planning To Open A Second Location In Hermantown

The new restaurant is expected to be open next month.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – King of Creams restaurant in Duluth, is expanding its business with a second location in Hermantown. Customers can expect to have all the same menu items such as their famous burgers, Philly cheesesteaks, and ice cream to be sold at the new location. The Hermantown restaurant will provide more room to accommodate double the seating capacity as…

The $20 Million Senior Development Planned For Hermantown Comes To A Halt After Strong Concerns

The developer tells Fox 21 the feedback received has been very supportive, but the decision to stop the project seems to be political.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – A $20 million project to build a new senior housing development in Hermantown has hit a roadblock. After hearing strong community concerns the Hermantown City Council voted to reject the project at Tuesday night’s council meeting. The Arbours of Maple Grove development project planned for the area has been in the works for more than a year….

Two Charged in Woodland Home Invasion

1/2 Paulk Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Thorstenson Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – The two suspects arrested in connection to a home invasion in the Woodland neighborhood Sunday have now been formally charged. Dallan Timothy Thorstenson, 23, and Martin Luther Paulk Jr., 26, both of South Carolina, have been charged with felony kidnapping, first-degree aggravated robbery, second-degree assault,…

Bayfield Man Found Guilty of Murder

CARLTON COUNTY, Minn. – A Bayfield man accused of fatally shooting his uncle and injuring his cousin in 2018 has been found guilty of murder. James Montano, 34, was found guilty of premeditated first-degree murder, intentional second-degree murder, and attempted premeditated first-degree murder early Wednesday morning in a Carlton County courtroom. In April 2018 Montano shot and killed his Uncle…

Looking to Stress Less? Follow These Tips!

Local Health & Wellness Speaker & Trainer Berta Lippert Offers Tips to Help You Stress Less in 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – Are you looking to get healthy and feel better about yourself? Maybe lose weight, get organized, or reduce stress? Thankfully, local health and wellness speaker, Berta Lippert, is here to help Twin Ports residents. Lippert says when it comes to creating lasting change, you may or may not know what it is you need to do. Or,…

Blind Sled Dog to Race in Beargrease 120

"This year we started training him like he was going to be one of the marathon racing dogs and he looked great. In fact, he looked almost as good as he was when he was two years old. He was one of the best dogs on the team."

HOVLAND, Minn. – Frank Moe has 43 dogs on his property. 28 of them are in training and none of them are quite like the seven-year-old Alaskan husky named Indy. “We were really grateful to have him. Indy became a star right away. In fact, he finished the Beargrease marathon when he was two,” Dog Musher, Frank Moe says. Fast…

Hermantown City Council, Mayor Reject Proposed Housing Project

HERMANTOWN, Minn. — On Tuesday, the Hermantown City Council voted to reject a proposal for a 137-unit housing development called The Arbours of Maple Grove. City council’s vote was tied 2-2, with the tiebreaker vote made by Hermantown Mayor Wayne Boucher to deny the proposal. The Arbours of Maple Grove property would have sat on more than 10 acres of…

St. Louis County Public Works Employees Return to Work After Strike

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn. – St. Louis County Public Works employees are back at work after a six-day strike. The Teamsters Local 320 approved a new three-year contract Monday night with a unanimous vote. According to the county, the Teamsters will get wage increases, extra personal leave days, and the chance to shop around for health insurance plans. County officials…