Minnesota

Mustache March Run Held Today

A perfect day for a 5K, as mustaches filled the board walk of Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn.- Mustaches of all shapes, colors and sizes were on display for the Mustache March Run 5K along Lake Superior. Runners are encouraged to grow their mustaches out for the whole month in preparation for the event. Even though its still early in the year, today’s weather was on the runners’ side. Mike Ward, Race Director stated that “we…

Day Two of Motorhead Madness

Day two of three was held this afternoon with hundreds in attendance

DULUTH, Minn.- Motorhead Madness continued today at the DECC. With the warm weather, hundreds flocked to check out all the old fashion cars, trucks antiques, and even a radio controlled car race. One shop from the Twin Cities has been to the event since 2011. They travel all over the country showing off their cars and cycles. They really enjoy…

Mad Hatter Fundraiser Held Today

Spirit of The lake Community Schools held a fundraiser today for a new building

DULUTH, Minn.- Spirit of the Lake Community School wants a new building later this year. Today, they had a fundraiser to raise money for the project. Kids got all dressed up for a spring tea and silent auction. School officials say the need for early childhood education isn’t about screen time, but about a bond between student and teacher using…

Paddling Film Festival

The World Paddle Film Festival was in Duluth Friday evening

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland Paddlers Alliance brought the World Paddle Film Festival to Duluth, a place where paddle sports has always been big. There were nine adventure films to watch at the festival. Money raised from the auction tonight went to a good cause to get even more people out and paddling. Scott Neustel, Director of Paddling Film Festival for…

Mustache March & 5k Fun Run

Active Adventures: Slap On The Fake Mustaches And Run For Fun!

DULUTH, Minn. — The Mustache March Run is back for 2019! Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot with the event organizer Mike Ward in the video above for the hairy details! WHAT: 5k fun run, plus prizes and a “Best Mustache Contest” WHERE: Fitger’s Rex Bar. The 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk course is on the Duluth Lakewalk, starting and finishing below…

51st Annual Motorhead Madness Revs up Northland Auto Enthusiasts

The 51st Annual Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness is Happening March 23 - 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland’s biggest indoor car show is coming to the DECC March 23 – 24. The show is in its 51st year, featuring four overflowing arenas filled with customs, street rods, trucks, 4X4s, race cars, cycles, rat rods and antiques. Vendors will be on site along with a swap meet and flea market for folks to enjoy….

Unemployment Inches up in February in Minnesota

Jobless Rate Inched up to 3.1 Percent

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s unemployment rate increased slightly in February for the second consecutive month as brutal winter weather idled more than 6,000 construction workers. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development says the jobless rate last month was 3.1 percent, inching up from 3 percent in January. In addition to the loss of 6,200 construction jobs last month, Minnesota’s…

Motorcycles Start Hitting the Roads

Sunshine and warm temps are allowing those on two wheels to get back on the pavement

DULUTH, Minn.- Motorcycle riders here in the Northland are finally able to get back and out on two wheels again. Terry Ludwikowski, owner of Color & Chrome in Superior, says “the riding, the wind in your face, and you just feel like you’re all of a sudden free again after all winter”. With sunshine here and temperatures rising, Northland bikers…

Carrots Take The Spotlight

Carrot Béarnaise Salad At New Scenic Café

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection we are turning carrots into a main ingredient! Check out this fancy Carrot Béarnaise Salad that New Scenic Café cooked for us! The New Scenic Café, nestled along the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota, is a destination for thousands of Minnesota travelers all year long. And now the…

Woman Killed in Crash Days Before Husband’s Funeral

The Driver Suffered Critical Injuries

DEERWOOD, Minn. – A woman has died in a crash in Crow Wing County just days before her husband’s funeral. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Crosby man crossed the centerline on Highway 6 near Deerwood Wednesday and hit the woman’s car head on. Seventy-year-old Barbara Jo Blood died at the scene. The driver of the car that crossed over…

Hundreds of Area Students Jazzed About 47th Annual Music Festival

The 47th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Begins Friday, March 22

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of area students are getting jazzed for the 47th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival happening in Weber Hall on the campus of UMD. The festival kicks off Friday, March 22 and will run through Saturday, March 23. Not only will students have the chance to perform during the festival, there will also be special…

Gordy’s Hi-Hat Opens For 59th Season!

Spring Is Here When A 1960's Famous Restaurant Opens In Cloquet!

CLOQUET, Minn. — It’s officially Spring and that means Gordy’s Hi-Hat opened back up for their 59th season today! “A whole WOOHOO, I’ve come here probably like 20 times!” said a Saginaw, MI resident who was eating at Gordy’s. Eagerly waiting customers began to arrive early as a line formed around the building. 50 free tee-shirts were handed out to…

Using Science to Connect Parents and their Children

Stem + Families Science Festival took place at Homecroft Elementary Wednesday night

DULUTH, Minn.- Tonight, the world of science connected students and their parents from Homecroft Elementary School. The packed gym saw families learning and experimenting with all types of fun science activities as part of the “Stem + Families Science Festival” Duluth PTSA Council President Stacey DeRoche says “we really are wanting that engagement piece with parents and their kids. Not…

Free Ice Cream Cone To Celebrate Springs Arrival

Dairy Queen Offers A Free Vanilla Cone Today Only!

WEST DULUTH, Minn. –The tastes and celebrations of Spring are upon us! Dairy Queen’s across the Northland and offering a free ice cream cone today only! (Mall locations not participating). Limit 1 per person and vanilla only, no purchase is necessary! The past years, individual locations have given out over 2,000 cones! This year the temperatures are a little cooler…

Bitter Health Insurance Debate Erupts in Minnesota House

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A bitter, partisan debate erupted on the Minnesota House floor when Republicans tried to bring up a health care reinsurance bill that House Democrats oppose as a giveaway to the insurance industry. Republicans passed a $549 million reinsurance plan to hold down individual marketplace premiums when they controlled the Legislature in 2017. A bill the Senate…

Convenience Stores Find Loophole to Sell Flavored Tobacco

Korner Store in Gary New Duluth opening up smoke shop.

DULUTH, Minn.- At least two convenience stores in Duluth have found a way around a year-old city ordinance that bans the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products. Derek Medved, owner of the Korner Store in Gary New Duluth, is creating a separate retail establishment as a smoke shop within his convenience store. The 10 foot by 10 foot section…

Northland Group Training for Grandma’s Marathon

North Park Run Club enjoying outdoors with warm weather

DULUTH, Minn.- Snow in the Northland is melting which means that one local group is preparing for Grandma’s Marathon finally has the opportunity to get onto the pavement and enjoy the fresh air. North Park Run Club Coach Jessica Rossing says “this kind of helps to even it out a bit, to help everyone get back into a grove of…

House Lawmakers Pass Hands-Free Driving Bill, on to Senate

State Highway Patrol in favor of law.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota House has approved a bill requiring drivers to use hands–free devices when talking on the phone. The House passed the bill 106 – 21 Monday night. Sponsors of the bill say the measure will help cut down on the rising level of distracted driving and save lives. Today the Minnesota State Highway Patrol told us that they’re…

Duluth Public Works Crews Tackle Potholes, Encounter Obstacles

Crews' work doubling due to weather and water.

DULUTH, Minn.- Warmer air means Duluth Public Works crews are out in force tackling all those potholes around town. But the melting snow is making any permanent solution, temporary. It took crews an hour to finish 100 yards of a stretch of 35th Avenue East. But looking back on their work, they saw the water runoff and tire treads already…

Senate Republicans Revive Private School Scholarships Plan

MN School Board Association Says it Would Divert Resources From Public Schools

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senate Republican leaders say a proposal to use tax credits to funnel donations into scholarships for low- and middle-income students to attend private schools is a priority for them. And they’re hoping to make it the subject of negotiations with Democrat Gov. Tim Walz and House Democratic leaders late in the session. Senate Taxes Chairman Roger…

Rare Full Worm Supermoon Set To Shine On Spring Equinox

How to See Last Supermoon of 2019 on Spring Equinox

NORTHLAND – This full moon is the third and final Supermoon for the rest of 2019, so if you missed the first two in January and February, be sure to catch this one—it’s your last chance of the year. It’s set to fully form on March 20, 2019 at 8:43 p.m. Central Time. It falls on the same day as the…

Super Heroes to Take Over Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth

The 2019 Ice Show is Happening Saturday, March 23 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Super heroes are set to skate into the Mars Lakeview Arena in Dultuh Saturday, March 23 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Duluth Figure Skating Club is proud to present the 2019 Ice Show. This year’s event is super hero themed and will include many choreographed routines along with fun for the whole family to enjoy….

Teen Injured in Vehicle Rollover Accident in West Duluth

The Driver Sustained Non-Life Threatening Injuries

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the Minnesota State Patrol, an 18-year-old female from Hermantown sustained injuries Tuesday morning after she lost control of her vehicle due to icy road conditions. Authorities say the female lost control of her Chevy Blazer on the icy 46th Avenue West ramp to southbound I35 causing her vehicle to roll. She was transported to a…

Minnesota House Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The Bill Passed 94-34

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota House has voted to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state’s growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis. The bill passed 94-34 Monday night. It would support prevention, education, intervention, treatment and recovery strategies. The state would pay for them by sharply raising its annual registration fees for pharmaceutical manufacturers and drug wholesalers…

Opioid Deaths, Suicide Reach Record Levels in Minnesota

A Bill to Address the Opioid Crisis Passed Monday

ST. PAUL, Minn. – State data shows the number of deaths from opioids and suicides in Minnesota reached record levels in 2017. The Minnesota Department of Health says 783 people took their own lives in 2017, a 5 percent increase from the previous year. There were 422 deaths from opioid overdoses, a 12 percent increase from 2016. State officials have…

Hands-free Driving Bill Passes in Minnesota House

The House Passed the Bill Monday Night

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House has approved a bill that would require motorists to use hands-free devices when talking on the phone. Sponsors say the measure will cut down on the rising level of distracted driving and save lives. The House passed the bill 106 – 21 Monday night. A similar bill is working its way through…

Alleged Stabbing in Lincoln Park

Authorities are investigating.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Police are investigating a stabbing in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Police were called to 28th Avenue West and 4th Street Sunday afternoon to a report of a person with a gun. When they arrived, instead they found a man with a stab wound that appeared to have been caused by a box cutter, and a second man…

University of Minnesota President Pays Farewell Visit to UMD

President Kaler to step down July 1st.

DULUTH, Minn.- University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is making his farewell rounds. On Monday he paid one last official visit to the Duluth campus before he steps down in July. The first stop on the president’s farewell tour was a sweet one, he visited the Chemical Engineering Department’s Chocolate lab at UMD. Kaler went through the through the same…

UMD and Red Cross Hosts Community Blood Drive

University's Pre-Med Club partners with Red Cross.

DULUTH, Minn.- Community members were invited to UMD on Monday to donate blood. The Pre–Med Club partnered with the American Red Cross to hold their annual Blood Drive, giving undergraduate medical students a hands–on perspective of the process. “This is more or less are kind of community outreach thing we go ahead and we’re just trying to get involved more…

New Shuttle Connects Twin Ports and Twin Cities Airports

The Service Will Launch June 4

  DULUTH, Minn. – A new shuttle service is coming to Duluth this summer to offer low cost trips from the Duluth airport to MSP. The new bus service is called Landline and they plan to start shuttling passengers in June. Landline has partnered with an airline to offer passengers tickets from Duluth to MSP. $9 fares are available right now…

DSSO “Beerthoven” to Kick Off Thursday in Duluth Cider Taproom

"Beerthoven" Serves as a way for the DSSO to Become Active Within the Community

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is proud to partner with seven local breweries and taprooms to bring “Beerthoven” to the community. Beerthoven will kick off Thursday, March 21 at Duluth Cider from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Participants will be able to enjoy a performance by DSSO musicians, enter to win prizes, score some ticket vouchers to…

Cabin Fever Reliever to Raise Funds for Two Harbors Community Radio

The 5th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever is Happening Sunday, March 24 at the Two Harbors High School

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Two Harbors Community Radio is preparing to host its 5th annual Cabin Fever Reliever featuring live music and entertainment. The community event is happening Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the Two Harbors High School Auditorium. This year’s event will showcase music and storytelling, with featured guest Charlie Parr, a blues and folk musician from…

It’s Easy Being Green on Frog Day at Lake Superior Zoo

Zoo celebrates St. Patrick Day and World Frog Day

DULUTH, Minn.- This St. Patrick Day, Lake Superior Zoo celebrated green in another way. With frogs. The zoo celebrated World Frog Day, which officially falls on Wednesday, March 20th. Guests came and met Pickle the Bullfrog, and other frog species. According to Zookeepers, many don’t know that frogs are indicator species, meaning that a population of frogs in an area…

Norton Park United Methodist Church Explores Tastes Around the World

Church Cookoff showcases foreign foods.

DULUTH, Minn.- Taking a break from just Irish culture this St. Patrick’s Day, the Norton Park United Methodist Church celebrated food from all cultures. Their “Tastes Around the World” cook-off featured 15 different dishes from Italian, Asian, Swedish and German cultures, all competing to win the trophy. The competition was a fundraiser for the church and for the CHUM food…

St. Urho’s Legend Lives on for 44th Year

Fictional Hero Celebrated in Finland

DULUTH, Minn.- Not many celebrations can shut down a whole state highway. But then again, not many celebrations are quite like St. Urho’s Day. The festival stems from a folktale made in Virginia, MN in the 1950s. “I think it was the season of like growing grapes and there were like grasshoppers or something,” wondered one St. Urho attendee. “It’s about…

New T-Icy Roll Ice Cream Shop Comes to Downtown Duluth

The second T-Icy Roll Ice Cream shop has opened up

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s never too cold for ice cream. And now, Duluth’s second T-Icy Roll Ice Cream shop is open on Superior Street. The Thai Hibachi ice cream place is hoping the success they had at their West Duluth location can continue in Downtown. Manger Michelle Lin says “I think that downtown maybe in the summertime will be more busy…

Get Your Beach Body Going!

Active Adventures: Snap Fitness Personal Training Session

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot gets us in a personal training session at the gym! Why? Because it’s sloppy, slushy and icy outside and Spring is days away! So that means, summer will be here before you know it! Start to get that beach body going now! Break down the fear barriers and…

UPDATE: Missing Duluth Woman Found Dead

Hellen Marie Goods found dead in area of 800 West Skyline Parkway

DULUTH, Minn. – 78-year-old Hellen Marie Goods was located outside, in the area of 800 West Skyline, deceased. The Duluth Police Department says this is an active investigation and no further information is available. Categories: Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

Duluth Women’s Expo Welcomes Thousands to the DECC

The 11th Annual Duluth Women's Expo is Happening Saturday, March 16, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is gearing up to host the 11th Annual Duluth Women’s Expo Saturday, March 16, 2019. The show will run one day only, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Thousands of women from throughout the region are set to attend the expo with more than 100 vendors, a fashion show, shopping, sampling, a…

Minnesota House Votes to Expand State’s Indoor Vaping ban

The House Approved the ban 100-25

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota House has voted to ban vaping from bars, restaurants and workplaces statewide. The House approved the ban 100-25 Thursday in a move aimed partly at reversing the growing popularity of e-cigarettes among young people. The bill would restrict the use of e-cigarettes wherever tobacco smoking is currently banned under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air…

Famous Dave’s Mixes Up Sauces For Lent

Cooking Connection: Dipping Sauces To Spice Up Your Fish

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection we are making homemade dipping sauces to compliment your fish diet for lent. Famous Dave’s was founded in the Northland, in Hayward, WI back in 1994. With 180 different locations, the Duluth Famous Dave’s joined us this week and shared these delicious recipes. LOCATION: 355 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802 HOURS:…

Harlem Globetrotters Stop in Duluth Ahead of Upcoming Performance

The Harlem Globetrotters will Captivate the Audience Thursday, March 28 at Amsoil Arena in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Harlem Globetrotters are set to dribble into Amsoil Arena in Duluth March 28. Globetrotter Dragon Taylor stopped by FOX 21 Local News Thursday morning during a media tour to promote the upcoming “Fan Powered World Tour.” Taylor was a bit of a late bloomer as a basketball player, as he excelled at football and didn’t take…

Three Injured in Multiple Vehicle Crash in Virginia

The Crash is Under Investigation by the MN State Patrol

VIRGINIA, Minn. – A multi-vehicle crash sent three people to the hospital on Wednesday according to Virginia EMS and fire/rescue crews. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 53 and 12th Avenue. Three individuals were transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities say the crash involved a commercial delivery truck and three passenger vehicles….

Minnesota man who Held “Death Party” for Ailing Wife Charged With Murder

The Woman Died of a Methamphetamine Overdose

SEARLES, Minn. — A Minnesota man accused of removing his ailing wife from a care center, taking her home and holding what he described as a “death party” before she died has been charged with murder. Fifty-eight-year-old Duane Johnson had been charged with criminal neglect in the January death of his wife, Debra Lynn Johnson, at their home in Searles….

Being Prepared For Upcoming Flooding

Get the necessary goods before it's too late

DULUTH, Minn.- With the upcoming rain and warm temperatures coming our way, the need for supplies to remain safe and keep the water out of our houses will be key. However, in the past, hardware stores have noticed that people don’t do there best of preparing for a flood or disaster, they tend to wait until it actually happens to…