Minnesota

Rain Impact On Trail Conditions

COGGS posts updates on their website and twitter about which trails are closed and when they will open.

DULUTH, Minn. – All it takes for some of the bike trails around Duluth to close and be unrideable is about a quarter inch of rain. But staff members with the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumme Shores (COGGS) say most of the trails are built to withstand that amount. And over the last number of years many of the trails have…

UMD Accessibility Walk Aims to Be Inclusive For All

The information is compiled in a report and given to facilities management and the chancellor.

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Commission on Disabilities is taking some steps to make the campus more inclusive and accessible. During the semiannual Accessibility Walk faculty, staff and community members are checking the campus to make ensure everyone can access all buildings. Some of the main points they’re looking for include any damage to the buildings and…

Greater Downtown Council Hosts Summer Edition of City’s Largest Coffee Break

Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Lakewalk.

DULUTH, Minn. – A fun morning for coffee lovers in Duluth. It was the summer edition of what’s called the city’s Largest Coffee Break. The last one happened over the winter. So now that the weather has warmed up it was time to have another one. Many people showed up for the free coffee and donuts. All this was to…

Oldest Living Person in Minnesota Turns 111

Kleine Outlived Both of her Husbands and has no Children

(Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)ST. ANTHONY, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s oldest living person has added another candle to her birthday cake. Minnesota Public Radio News reports Evelyn Kleine turned 111 years old this week at a community home in St. Anthony where she is a bingo and cribbage champ. Kleine was born in northeast Minnesota on July 11, 1907….

Home Run for Everyone at the Kiddie Parade

It's become a tradition for families.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s Halloween in July, little Northlanders are dressing in their favorite costumes. Children are running the bases at Portman Square dressed in their best costumes. This has been a long–time tradition, a specially for one mother who grew up participating and now takes her children. “I do have a lot of costumes I just wanted to try something new because…

Enjoy a Taste of Duluth This Weekend

The Second Annual Taste of Duluth is Happening Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – In 2017, the first annual Taste of Duluth Festival attracted over 6,000 people to Bayfront Festival Park. This year, organizers are hoping to go above and beyond when it comes to attendance. Taste of Duluth will run from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Organizers say Taste of Duluth celebrates the rich cultural heritage of…

Cooking Connection: S.S. Submarine Sandwich

Featuring the New Corktown Deli & Brews

DULUTH, Minn. — Cooking Connection with Corktown Deli & Brews. Sink your teeth into the S.S. SUBMARINE SUB SANDWICH! RECIPE: Smoked salmon spread, brined onions, capers, dressed greens on a crusty baguette. LOCATION: Corktown is located in the Lincoln Park District at 1906 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806. HOURS: Sun – Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri & Sat 11am-10pm Categories: Community, Cooking…

Classic Cars Line Downtown

Car owners we spoke with look forward to talking about their prize rides at the car show all year long.

DULUTH, Minn.- Maintaining classic cars is a hobby for car enthusiasts and showing off their beloved vehicles downtown is a large part of the fun. Car lovers and families jam-packed the streets. We stopped by one unique car that came from out of state. “Oh the people, the people you meet is the best part,” car owner Eugene Altiere said. “It’s unusual…

Sidewalk Days Festival Continues Despite Construction

Construction workers even took part in the fun, handing out foam figures to kids downtown.

DULUTH, Minn.-  It’s been a busy summer on West Superior Street with the massive reconstruction underway, but that’s not stopping Sidewalk Days. It’s quite the view on Superior Street as Sidewalk Days and the construction are both in full force. Every summer for over a decade of clothes, art, and plenty of food line the sidewalks of Superior Street creating…

Warming Bodies, Warming Hearts

Hospital patients in Duluth are a little cozier thanks to a local car dealership and its customers.

DULUTH, Minn.-  While blankets are always needed in Duluth weather, they are extra special at St. Luke’s Hospital and Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center. About 40 blankets were given out to cancer patients at both hospitals. And it’s all thanks to Miller Hill Subaru in Duluth. As part of their 3rd annual Subaru Cares Program, they accepted donations of…

Friends of Animals Announces It’s Closing

FOA opened 34 years ago and helped care for thousands of animals.

CLOQUET, Minn. – In less than 30 days the Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet will close its doors. The announcement was made on a Facebook post Tuesday that left many in the community asking questions and wondering why. For much of her life Friends of Animals (FOA) has been almost like a second home to Mary Nelson. “I’ve…

South St. Louis County Fair Kicks Off

The South St. Louis County Fair is July 11-15.

CLOQUET, Minn. – One of the biggest events to hit Proctor starts tonight. It’s time for the 98th Annual South St. Louis County Fair. Organizers were setting up and getting ready for the large crowds. This year’s fair will have music, rides, great food and many 4–H events. The highlight on Wednesday night is the Enduro. Organizers say they want…

Planning Ahead to Cope with Market Volatility

Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial in Duluth Offers Tips to Manage Your Money for the Future

DULUTH, Minn. – Ongoing market volatility is the new reality in 2018. Massive swings in both directions have occurred multiple times in the last five months leaving investors nervous and unsure about their financial plan. Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial stopped by FOX 21 Local News to explain how local residents can manage this ongoing volatility and create a plan…

Animal Answers: Teaching with Touch at Great Lakes Aquarium

Great Lakes Aquarium Unveiled their New Touchpools on Memorial Day Weekend; the Attraction is Increasing in Popularity

DULUTH, Minn. – Some say seeing is believing, but at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, touching is teaching. On Memorial Day weekend, the Aquarium unveiled three touchpools for the public to visit, including horseshow crabs, sharks, jelly fish and more. The Great Lakes Aquarium is open Monday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Click here to learn more information….

Boomin’ Weekend Ahead as Bay Days Celebrations Kick Off

Bay Days Will Kick Off Friday, July 13 and Wrap Up Sunday, July 15

SILVER BAY, Minn. – This weekend the communities of Silver Bay and Beaver Bay will collaborate, celebrating “Bay Days.” The food, fun and entertainment kick off Friday with the annual Bay Days Parade starting at 6:00 p.m. An evening of family friendly activities will proceed the parade, followed by a blast of fireworks around 10:00 p.m. On Saturday, folks will…

Great Outdoors: Bike Camp at Spirit Mountain

The bike camp offers several programs based on the child's age and experience.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week was the start of Spirit Mountain’s Annual bike camp for young adventurers. It’s where kids as young as six are taking it to the trails on their bikes. These kids know how to get into gear at Spirit Mountain’s Annual Bike Camp. That’s where you’ll find kids like six–year–old Amelia Allen and seven–year–old Bella Harala….

Vacant Middle School May Transform into Affordable Housing

The potential affordable housing is intended to help workforce families.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Affordable housing is a hot topic in the Northland, now an old Middle School building that sat vacant for one school year may turn into apartment units and office space. The developers we spoke with say it’s a workforce housing project intended to help working families find affordable housing.  As for the middle school the development plans would keep the…

Potential Tax Benefits for Investors in Low-Income Communities

This is known as the Opportunity Zone.

DULUTH, Minn.-A new federally created tool is aiming to boost investments in communities. It’s being called Opportunity Zone, the first tax benefit in nearly 20 years which private investors will be eligible for certain tax benefits in return for investing in these low–income communities, such as businesses and affordable housing. “The legislation was written to look at where are some…

Kids Go Round Soon to Close

Owners tell FOX21 it will close due to customers now using online shopping rather than in-store.

CLOQUET, Minn.- A locally owned kids clothing store is closing up shop at the end of summer, due to what the owners of Kids Go Round are calling a drop in customers turning to online shopping instead. Kids Go Round has been a beloved clothing store in Cloquet for nearly a decade but will close in August. It’s located in…

New Skate Park Coming to Cloquet

The 6,000 square foot skate park will be located at Athletic Park on 14th Street and Prospect Avenue in Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Skateboarders rejoice! A new skate park is coming to Cloquet. City officials and avid skateboarders came to the groundbreaking. The total cost of the Cloquet Skatepark is $420,000 and the company building it, Boldt, donated $5,000 to help make it possible. The 6,000 square foot skate park will be located at Athletic Park on 14th Street and…

Fire In Duluth Nearly Burns Down Trailer Home

DULUTH, Minn. – Raging flames at a trailer home in Duluth have severely injured a man who lives there. Another man was treated for smoke inhalation. The fire broke out around 11:00 p.m. Monday night on Greenbriar Drive. The fire got so big and hot at one point a nearby trailer home was also damaged. The burn victim is at the Miller Dwan Burn Center. His condition is not known. Damage to the…

Get Downtown Duluth for Sidewalk Days 2018

Sidewalk Days Runs From Wednesday, July 11 Through Saturday, July 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The Greater Downtown Council is once again proud to present the 2018 Sidewalk Days Festival from Wednesday, July 11 through Saturday, July 14. This year, the festivities will be more compacted due to Superior Street reconstruction. The festival will take place from Lake Avenue, down Superior Street to 3rd Avenue West. Every year thousands of people take…

With Frequent Flooding, Fact Check Your Insurance Policy this Summer

Duluth Agent Pat Shelton with Farmer's Insurance Agency Offers Advice to Remember When it Comes to Your Home Policy

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer brings storms and storms bring roof and siding damage and even flooding basements. Duluth insurance agent Pat Shelton says it’s important to be covered correctly so when disaster hits, your agency is there to pick up the pieces. Shelton says his agency is equipped with “Farmer’s Friendly Reviews” on renewals to make sure everyone knows what their policy covers…

Duluth Pack Opens New Operating Facility

Home Grown Company Continues to Grow

DULUTH, Minn.- The successful 136-year-old Duluth Pack has opened its fourth operating location in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The newest location, a hub for marketing and public relations for the company, opened right next door to one of its distributing locations on the corner of Garfield Avenue and West Superior Street in Lincoln Park. Assistant Marketing Manager for the business,…

Putt Putt Railcars Chug Into Duluth!

Jump In! The Old Railcars Are Back For Recreation!

DULUTH, Minn. — The North American Railcar Operator’s Association chugged into Duluth Monday morning! The little putt putt’s ride along the railways and travel across the United States and Canada. “Remember the hand pump that today’s generation would see in a cartoon’s, this is the successor to those.” explained Hal Johnson, a member of the North American Rail Car Operator’s…

Local Organizations Collaborate For New Community Garden

The Fourth Street Garden was honored with a Life Enrichment Award from the MOHR Group.

DULUTH, Minn. – A vacant lot on East Fourth Street in Duluth has blossomed into a community garden. The Fourth Street Garden is a collaboration between Essentia Health, Duluth Community Garden Project and UDAC. The idea came about two years ago to transform this once weed filled abandoned space. The food grown in the garden will be collected for the…

Gubernatorial Candidate Lori Swanson Announces Plan to Lower Prescription Costs

Swanson and running mate Rick Nolan's plan would allow citizens to use state's bulk buying power to purchase drugs

DULUTH, Minn. – State Attorney General candidate for Governor, Lori Swanson (DFL), and her running mate, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL) were in Duluth Monday to announce a plan they say would lower prescription prices for Minnesotans. The plan would allow Minnesota residents to buy their drugs on the same bulk order the state uses to purchase prescriptions for state-run…

Heavy Rains and Flooding Causes the North Shore Scenic Railroad to Washout, Trains Are Not Affected

Storms Triggered Flash Flood Warnings Sunday Night In Knife River

KNIFE RIVER, Minn.– Strong storms dampened the Northland Sunday evening as heavy rain poured down on the North Shore. Flash flood warnings were issued as 3.6″ of rain accumulated quickly as storms trained over the same area, over and over again. Rivers rose and culverts filled, with some giving way. Meteorologist Brittney Merlot found the North Shore Scenic Railway was…

Duluth Fire Department One Step Closer To Having Cancer Prevention Gear

The turnout gear can last more than 10 years.

DULUTH, Minn. – Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters. The Duluth Fire Department may be getting closer to their goal to make sure each of the 132 firefighters in operation have the proper gear to help prevent cancer. When fire crews respond to a fire, they typically get covered with toxic ash from burnt plastic or other…

Summer Technology with Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless near the Miller Hill Mall Offers Summer Tech Tips to Keep You Entertained and Savvy

DULUTH, Minn. – Hanging out in the backyard with the barbeque going is a summertime favorite for many. But with today’s technology, it can be easier to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself thanks to the latest gadgets offered by Verizon Wireless. Solutions Specialist Tayler Miller stopped by FOX 21 Local News to show off a few of the latest…

Coffee Conversation: Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park will Begin on Friday, July 13 at 9:05 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. It’s that time of year again, Northlanders will be digging out the blankets and dusting off the lawn chairs in preparation for the 2018 Movies in the Park presented by the Duluth Greater Downtown Council, North Shore Federal Credit Union and many other local sponsors. The movies will show every Friday evening, from July 13 through August 31…

Navy’s Blue Angels To Headline 2019 Duluth Airshow

The weekend's weather made the 2018 show a big success.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Airshow wrapped up Sunday afternoon after two days of high-flying excitement for thousands of fans. And now, it’s time to start planning for the 2019 airshow, which is set for July 20 and 21 at the Duluth International Airport, according to the show’s marketing company Kern and Kompany. The headliner for next year will be…

Search Effort Underway For Missing Boater In Sturgeon Lake

STURGEON LAKE, Minn. – Authorities in Pine County are searching for a missing boater in Sturgeon Lake. According to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office, the call for help came in around 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the missing 28-year-old male, who reportedly jumped out of a boat into the water to recover an article that had blown out. Another boater unsuccessfully…

Hip-Hop Legends Take the Stage at Bayfront Festival Park

The concert is all part of the fourth fest extended weekend at Bayfront, which of course was actually Fifth Fest this year.

DULUTH, Minn. – The concert is all part of the fourth fest extended weekend at Bayfront, which of course was actually Fifth Fest this year. Close to a thousand music fans crowded in the park tonight. The show got off to a late start because Coolio was stuck in traffic. But people were up on their feet enjoying the show. Fans also…

Founder of Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Pushes For Its Preservation

The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial in Duluth was built in 2003.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial has been a staple in Duluth for 15 years. It was built to remember three black men who were lynched in 1920. Now some in the community are voicing their concerns on the current status of the memorial. These people are sharing how the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial has seen wear and…

Thunderbirds Take It To the Sky

The Thunderbirds perform several airshows throughout the United States.

DULUTH, Minn. – Members with the united states air force Thunderbirds took it to the blue skies today. Six demonstration pilots spent about 30 minutes conducting survey work ahead of the air show. The pilots were at the Duluth International Airport checking the airspace for safety hazards and scanning the trees and towers. The Thunderbirds perform several airshows throughout the…

Airshow Landing in Duluth This Weekend

The Duluth Airshow Presented by St. Luke's is Happening Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Aviation enthusiasts will have the chance to keep their eyes on the sky in Duluth this weekend. The Duluth Airshow presented by St. Luke’s is back for another year, featuring the United States Thunderbirds and much more. Typically, the Duluth Airshow happens every other year, but this year is different. Airshow board member Jodi Grayson tells FOX…

Cooking Connection: Corktown Deli & Brews

Roast Beef Knuckle Sandwich

DULUTH, Minn. — The new Corktown Deli & Brews restaurant opened up just over 3 weeks ago and head Cheif Conner Maki says, “Business has been booming!” In the video above, we cook up a roast beef sandwich called the “Knuckle Sandwich”! RECIPE: Roast beef, white cheddar, romaine, brined onions, pickled jalapeños, roasted red pepper, ramp vinegar, spicy mustard, horsey…

Flagship Opens In Canal Park

Flagship is located at 345 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN.

DULUTH, Minn. – Flagship is Duluth Screen Printing’s latest apparel venture and today was the grand opening. Ninety percent of what you’ll see in the store is screen printed on a hard press. Customers will eventually be able to screen print their own t–shirts with designs from local artists. Every time you purchase a shirt, you can go home with…

Sen. Klobuchar Visits Duluth

Sen. Klobuchar was at City Hall to discuss Duluth's growth in tourism.

DULUTH, Minn. – U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL-MN) spent her Fourth of July here n Duluth. Sen. Klobuchar was at City Hall to discuss Duluth’s growth in tourism. A place that more than six million people like to visit each year and brings in almost $1 billion dollars to the economy. She attributes the lakes, biking and restaurants to the…

Fourth Fest Postponed Until July 5th

Organizers say the risk for public safety was something they couldn't ignore.

DULUTH, Minn. – Fourth Fest is changing to Fifth Fest at Bayfront Park, because of the potential severe weather. The Fourth of July has been memorable in Duluth. Thirty years ago there was a massive fireworks explosion and this year’s fourth fest is rescheduled. Bayfront Festival Park organizers tell us they were paying close attention to the forecast all weekend particularly for tonight. After…

Tips for Keeping Pets Calm this Fourth of July

Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society Want to Remind Pet Owners and Firework Users of the Dangers Surrounding Animals and Fireworks

Things you can do ahead of time for stressful, noisy situations: •Medication for Anxiety – prescribed by your veterinarian, this can be helpful for pets with situational or on-going anxiety issues •Securely fastened collar / harness with a Pet ID Tag •Update your ID Tag information – Has your phone number changed recently? •Microchip your pet – Even if the…

Fourth of July Holiday Travel Will Set A Record

AAA says with almost 47 million people hitting the roads and traveling at least 50 miles from hom

DULUTH, Minn. – The Fourth of July is officially tomorrow and that means the roads are becoming busier and busier with holiday travelers. Prepare to share the road with millions for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. AAA says with almost 47 million people hitting the roads and traveling at least 50 miles from home it will break a Fourth of July travel record. This…

Fireworks Safety Warning for Pet Owners

Experts say if your pet is injured from fireworks, contact a veterinarian immediately.

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal experts are warning pet owners to be extra mindful as fireworks start to go off for the Fourth of July. Those loud bangs can be really stressful for pets and can even send them running away. “Have them leashed on a harness, appropriately partnered and attached to you at all times, especially if you’re out in the community watching fireworks,” said Animal Allies Development…

Attorney General Hopeful Visits Duluth

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) currently serves as a member of congress for Minnesota's 5th congressional district.

DULUTH, Minn. – Although democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) currently serves as a member of congress for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, a position he’s held since January 2007. He has his eyes set on the role as the state’s next attorney general. Ellison was in Duluth earlier today to share why he wants to become the “people’s lawyer.” “Right for…