Minnesota

Duluth’s Fourth Fest And Fireworks Postponed After Rainy Independence Day

DULUTH, Minn. — The popular Fourth Fest in Duluth was cancelled by organizers on Monday due to the rainy weather. The DECC says that this not only includes the fireworks show, but also the live music performances and vendors at Bayfront Festival Park. The new tentative date for the festivities is set for this Friday, July 8th. The DECC will…

Historic Flooding Begins to Recede on Northern Lakes

  NORTHLAND. — After nearly two months of historic flooding, the water levels are declining on Kabetogama and Rainy Lakes’s. Although, residents are not out of the wake just yet. Our Northern neighbors have been battling the flood since May. Residents are working daily to keep their homes afloat and they’re also preparing for the months of clean-up efforts to…

Job Posting For Chief Of Police Announced

DULUTH, Minn. — On Friday, the City of Duluth announced the job posting for the Chief of Police position opened up. This position will be vacant due to Chief Mike Tusken retiring August 1. The City of Duluth is looking for someone to provide strong and clear leadership to it’s police department. As well as ensure the health and safety…

Don’t Put Gas Down The Sewer, Met Council Warns After U Of M Sewer Explosion

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Don’t flush gas or other flammable materials down the toilet. This is the message from the Metropolitan Council on Friday after sewer explosions forced evacuations at the University of Minnesota on Thursday. The Met Council says it is monitoring conditions across the sanitary sewer system and at the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday after the explosion on campus….

Fireworks Sales Skyrocket for Independence Day

TWIN PORTS. — With the Fourth of July just days away, people are on the hunt for fireworks across the Northland. Local firework shops are red, white, and booming for the holiday weekend. For the last seven years, KG fireworks has been superior hotspot. They sell a variety of fireworks and they also put-on firework shows choreographed to music. “So…

Mesabi Family YMCA Closing End Of July

Photo taken from the Mesabi Family YMCA Facebook page. VIRGINIA, Minn. — An important part of the Iron Range community says it will be closing this summer. The Board of Directors of the Mesabi Family YMCA announced that they will be dissolving their operations. A statement on their Facebook page said it was not an easy decision, but the cost…

Prosecutors Seek Prison For 3 Ex-Cops In Floyd Killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence one of the four former Minneapolis police officers convicted of civil rights violations in George Floyd’s killing to as many as 6 1/2 years in prison but to impose significantly stiffer yet unspecified sentences on two others. They urged U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson to follow the nonbinding federal sentencing guidelines…

Beach Fire Safety at Minnesota and Wisconsin Point

DULUTH, Minn. –Beach fires are a popular summer activity and Minnesota and Wisconsin Point have different rules for fires.  The sandbar along Wisconsin Point allows fires, unlike its neighbor Minnesota Point where fires are highly restricted. Minnesota’s Park Point is the largest freshwater beach in the world. The beach is lined by home’s and the area often faces harsh winds…

Duluth Man In Custody With Alleged Child Pornography Charges

DULUTH, Minn. — On Friday, Duluth Police reported a 50 year-old man is in custody after an investigation involving pornography. A search warrant was obtained after a Cybertip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. More than 20 electronic devices were seized during the search at the suspects residence in the 800 North block of 57th…

Duluth Police: Abortion Rights Protesters Were On Streets Illegally When Driver Got Stuck

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Police Department is sharing new details about an incident involving a driver in the middle of Monday’s Roe v. Wade protest downtown. The DPD estimates that up to 500 people were at the pro-choice march, and kept to the sidewalks until an hour later, when demonstrators starting walking on certain streets downtown. Then as protesters…

Yellow Bike Coffee to Move Locations

HERMANTOWN, Minn. — Today was full of mixed emotions for the owner of a popular coffee and sandwich shop in Hermantown that’s on the move. The Yellow Bike Coffee Shop off of the miller trunk highway closed the doors at its current spot it’s been in for five years as it transitions to a new location. The owner isn’t spilling…

UPDATE: Hibbing Man Charged With Murder For Death of Girlfriend

UPDATE (July 1, 5 p.m.) – St. Louis County prosecutors have charged a Hibbing man with murder in the second degree for the death of his girlfriend. Police arrested 46-year-old Eric James Jarvis after he called 911 early Tuesday morning. When police arrived, his girlfriend, 43-year-old Kari Jo Petrich was on the floor of the apartment. Officers said they could tell right…

Walz Vows To Defend Abortion Rights Against GOP Challenger

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz painted Republican challenger Scott Jensen as an extremist Tuesday as he vowed to protect abortion rights in Minnesota, one of the few Midwestern states where abortion is expected to remain legal. Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has changed the dynamics of the election campaign in Minnesota, Walz said at a news conference. He…

Northwood Technical College Received Donations For New Mobile Welding Lab

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Northwood Technical College received a total of $90,000 in donations for their new mobile welding lab predicted to be up and running in early 2023. Cenovus Superior Refinery donated $50,000, while Enbridge Energy donated $40,000 for the campus to buy a generator that will fuel the welding lab. The college was able to buy the trailer for…

Vietnam Veteran Exhibit Travels to the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. — A replica wall of the Vietnam memorial in Washington D.C. travelled to Chisholm last week. The monument is known as the ‘Wall That Heals.’ The replica is brought across the country so that Vietnam veterans and their families can see it without getting on a plane. The wall that heals’ exhibit includes a three-quarter scale replica of the…

Twin Ports Interchange Project Extends Completion Date

DULUTH, Minn. — The Twin Ports Interchange Project is moving forward with shovel-ready projects to utilize new federal funding. Construction on the Miller Coffee Creek Box Culvert has been completed and the interchange project will pursue now pursue new work. The Trunk Highway 53 bridges will be under construction, along with Garfield Avenue and 1-535 interstate. The project estimate is…

Minnesota Red Cross Offering Flood Recovery Help

DULUTH, Minn. — Those up north around the International Falls area and Kabetogama Lake are still dealing with massive issues from the Rainy River Basin flooding. The Minnesota Red Cross is reminding residents that the organization is there to help and they are just a text or phone call away. Red Cross says besides cleanup, it can help residents in…

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor Released From Prison

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was released from prison on Monday morning after serving just over three years for the death of 911 caller Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Noor shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July 2017 after she had called police to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. When Damond approached the squad in the alleyway…

Minnesota Reports First Case Of Monkeypox

(FOX 9) – Minnesota has reported its first case of monkeypox, and state health officials are investigating. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on Monday reported a presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection in an adult in the Twin Cities, a news release said. Initial testing was done on Saturday at MDH’s lab and confirmatory testing is being done at the U.S. Centers…

Roe v. Wade Overturned: What Now?

NORTHLAND– Roe v. Wade has been overturned by the Supreme Court. What does this mean for women’s abortion rights? Well, it depends on the state they reside in. For the last 50 years, roe permitted abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy. Now, individual states have the power to set their own abortion laws. Many states will be outlawing…

New Mental Health Clinic With Variety Of Therapists Opens In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — A new therapy clinic called Two Rivers Counseling opened in downtown Duluth Thursday morning. It’s located on West Superior Street and offers a wide variety of specialized help, including treatment for depression, anxiety, issues with families and relationships, trauma, abuse, and more. Therapists are available for in-person and virtual appointments. All types of clients are welcome, including…

Coffee Conversation: Folk Rock Musician Gina Lee

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth musician Gina Lee performed two covers on the morning show Thursday — “Black Water” by The Doobie Brothers and “Long Cool Woman” by the Hollies.  For more on her music career, click here.  Part 1: Part 2:     Categories: Coffee Conversation, Community, Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

Coffee Conversation: ‘Project Joy’ Donates $30K To Feed Kids Through CHUM, YMCA, Gospel Mission

DULUTH, Minn. – Laura Plys, the co-founder of Project Joy Northland, which is a charity with a goal of ending childhood hunger, stopped by the morning show Thursday to talk about the non-profit and its latest donations to CHUM, YMCA and the Union Gospel Mission worth $10,000 each to help feed local children. Project Joy Northland was started in 2012…

Feds Want 25 Years For Chauvin For Violating Floyd’s Rights

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to sentence a former Minneapolis officer to 25 years for violating the rights of George Floyd, saying Derek Chauvin’s actions were cold-blooded and needless as he knelt on the Black man’s neck while Floyd repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe. Chauvin pleaded guilty in December to violating Floyd’s rights, admitting for the first time…

Power Line Crews In Hopes Of Full Restoration By Friday

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. — Lake Country Power line crews have been working to restore power after severe thunderstorms occurred Monday night. The crews have already restored electric service to over 13,000 members. There are currently 3,100 members without power at 187 outage points in St. Louis County and Itasca County. Other areas impacted are parts of Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Lake,…

Coffee Conversation: Dirtbike Boyfriend Performs

DULUTH, Minn. – Local musician Bret Holland, known as Skateboard Boyfriend, made his first live TV performance Wednesday on the morning show.  Holland has only been doing live performances since April and is continuing to master his craft. Take a listen below! Part 1:  Part 2:   Categories: Coffee Conversation, Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News

Crews Continue To Restore Power In The Northland

MINNESOTA — Storms from Monday night have been keeping Minnesota Power crews busy from storm-related outages. At the height of the storm, 11,000 customers were without power during a bad time with extreme heat. The largest outages happened in the Nisswa area and in Deerwood, where strong winds knocked down trees. This caused significant damage to infrastructure including 38 downed…

MNA Nurses Held an Informational Picket Outside of Twin Ports Hospital’s

DULUTH, Minn. — Today, Twin Ports nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association Union marched with signs outside of the two largest hospitals in the area. It’s not a strike, but an informational picket as their current contract is a little more than a week away from expiring. This, as Essentia Health and St. Luke’s say they are continuing negotiations in…

Coffee Conversation: Steve’s “Overpopulated” One-Man-Band

DULUTH, Minn. — Steve Solkela, of Steve’s “Overpopulated” One-Man Band, showed off his talents, humor, and wacky antics Thursday morning with two original songs off his accordion.  When he’s at full capacity, he’s a 17-piece ensemble. Click the videos to take a listen!  And for more on Steve, click here. Song 1: Song 2: Categories: Coffee Conversation, Entertainment, Minnesota, News,…