Minnesota

St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery Associates Hosts Black Friday Sale

Discount on Make Up and Skin Care Products

DULUTH, Minn. – Thanksgiving is a week away meaning Black Friday sales are also right around the corner. St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery Associates is hosting another Black Friday sale. All make up, skin care and injectables gift certificates will be 25 percent off on Friday, November 24. Also, if a customer spends $30, they’ll receive a $15 coupon for future…

Special Report: Finding Pet Friendly Housing in the Northland

Landlords and Pet Owners Open Up Regarding Pet Friendly Rules and Regulations When it Comes to Renting in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the American Pet Products Association, nearly 85 million families in the United States own a pet. As more and more people are purchasing animals, many are also deeming it difficult to find their family a forever home. Every year, thousands are descending on Duluth; human beings constantly on the move in today’s ever changing world….

Shelters Team Up For Annual “Love A Pet” Adoption Event

The Adoption Event is Happening Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders have the chance to “Love a Pet” this weekend at Miller Hill Subaru. Happening Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m., three local shelters will come together for the Northland’s biggest adoption event of the year. Star of the North Shelter in Grand Rapids,…

Minnesota Bid for 2023 World’s Fair Finishes 3rd

PARIS (KMSP) – The Minnesota bid to host the 2023 World’s Fair finished third in voting Wednesday by the Bureau International des Expositions member state delegates. The delegates elected Buenos Aires, Argentina over Lodz, Poland in the second round of voting. The United States bid with a Minnesota host site was eliminated in the first round of voting. Now called “World Expos,” the events might…

Gingerbread City Offers Nordic Experience for Northlanders

6th Annual Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the holiday spirit will be in full swing at the Nordic Center in Duluth. The 6th Annual Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City opens to the public on Saturday, November 18. A gingerbread village will fill the Nordic Center and there will also be a chance for families to make some traditional Nordic-Minnesota crafts. The event is free,…

Minnesota Deer Harvest Up 10 Percent from 2016

Minnesota firearms hunters registered over 145,000 deer through the second weekend of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the weekend show that 145,054 deer were registered, which is up 10 percent from 2016. Of the deer harvested, 54 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent during the same period in 2016. In northeastern Minnesota,…

UMD Hosts 24th Annual Undergraduate Research & Artistic Showcase

Some students will have their work published in Civil Engineering's Hydraulics Engineering Magazine.

DULUTH, Minn. – After months and long hours of research more than 40 University of Minnesota of  Duluth students had their projects on display. It’s all a part of the 24th Annual Undergraduate Research & Artistic Showcase. Students work alongside a faculty member and conduct research outside of their regular courses. The showcase featured topics ranging from long-term effects to…

State Legislators Visit Lake Superior College

Lawmakers also had lunch with students and spoke to a political science class.

DULUTH, Minn. – Students at Lake Superior College in Duluth want to bring politicians to a local level, so they hosted A Know Your Legislators forum today. It’s the first time LSC has done something like this on campus. Members of the Student Senate were behind the idea. “This was a really awesome opportunity and I think that some of…

Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Coleman Visits Duluth

Candidate Coleman Making Rounds Throughout State This Week

DULUTH, Minn.-The governor’s race is heating up in Minnesota as candidates are beginning to make their way to the Northland. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman stopped by the Lyric Restaurant in Duluth, to visit with supporters of his cause. The Democrat said he’s making the rounds this week as he’s trying to make sure his campaign speaks for all of…

Helpful Hands Prepare for ‘A Glensheen Christmas’

A Glensheen Christmas will Open Saturday, November 18 for Tours at the Historic Estate

DULUTH, Minn. – A crew of roughly 20 students and staff are working to deck the halls of the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth this week. When touring through “A Glensheen Christmas,” guests will be able to experience 25 Christmas trees and hundreds of feet of garland. Visitors will have the chance to find dozens of hidden elves during holiday tours. Many decorations…

FBI Statistics Show Hate Crimes Rise in Minnesota in 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hate crimes in Minnesota rose for the second straight year in 2016, with the bulk of crimes motivated by the victim’s race or ethnicity. Crimes were also committed against victims because of their religion or sexual orientation. The FBI released its 2016 hate crime statistics report Monday. Minnesota reported 119 hate crimes last year, up from 109…

St. Cloud PD: 3-Year-Old Boy Shot Self with Negligently-Stored Gun

UPDATE: William Deandre Dickerson, 28, was arrested in Miles City, Montana during a traffic stop, according to a FOX 9 report. Dickerson is being held in custody in Montana pending extradition to Minnesota. ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KMSP) – Police in St. Cloud, Minnesota say a three-year-old boy taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound Monday morning pulled the trigger on…

Minnesota Corn, Soybean Farmers See Slight Production Dip

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Profits are expected to remain steady for Minnesota corn and soybean farmers despite a slight production dip in 2017. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the state’s corn production will be 1.45 billion bushels, a 6 percent decrease from last year. The department predicts the state’s soybean production will be 373 million bushels, down 4 percent…

Feds Head to Court to Seek Dismissal of Twin Metals Lawsuit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Government lawyers go to federal court Tuesday to seek dismissal of a lawsuit by developers of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine who are seeking to regain their mineral rights leases. The Obama administration last year declined to renew the longstanding leases that Twin Metals needs for the underground mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota….

Christmas by the Lake XI to be Released Wednesday

Local and Homegrown Musicians Create Christmas Music for Bluebird Foundation

DULUTH, Minn. – For months local and homegrown musicians have been working to produce a Christmas album that spreads cheer and supports aspiring artists. All of this work is for Christmas by the Lake Volume XI. The album features more than 200 musicians. The CD release party is being held on Wednesday, November 15 from 5-9 p.m. at Clyde Iron…

Spirit of Duluth Dinner and Film Series hosts A Taste of Russia

The event included a Russian dinner and a screening of a Russian film

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders had the chance to enjoy a taste of another culture at the Zeitgeist Arts Building on Monday. The Spirit of Duluth Dinner and Film Series, hosted by Zeitgeist held “A Taste of Russia,” where community members enjoyed an authentic Russian dinner, followed by a Russian film screening. The series is meant to showcase some of Duluth’s…

Newer, bigger coffee roaster arrives at Duluth Coffee Company

Duluth Coffee Company's new roaster will substantially increase output

DULUTH, Minn. –  It was an exciting day for Duluth Coffee Company on Monday. A custom built coffee roaster arrived at the Duluth Coffee Company’s new second location on Superior Street. Owner Eric Faust said the big new roaster is in response to the community embracing the local coffee company, and this new addition is going to expand their reach…

Local Women’s Organization Making Community Impact for Nearly 100 Years

Northland Uncovered; Junior League of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – An organization in Duluth has been giving back to the community for nearly 100 years. The Junior League of Duluth is celebrating 96 years in December. The national organization was actually founded in 1901, beginning a chapter in Duluth in 1921. It’s a women’s volunteer organization with more than 150,000 members. Their goal is to invest in…

Duluth Superior Community Foundation Seeks to Close Opportunity Gap for Children

There are more than 1,000 children living in poverty in Superior, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Community members in Superior gathered on Monday to talk about the opportunity gap that underprivileged children face in the Twin Ports. The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation hosted the Opportunity Rising dinner, and discussed ways to better help children in poverty have the same chances in life as their peers. “Every child deserves to have opportunities that…

Wizard of Oz Auditions Bringing Play To Life

It's Been 20 Years Since Duluth Playhouse Has Done The Play

DULUTH, Minn- The cast is beginning to come together for one of the most renounced plays to hit the stage, the Wizard of Oz! For the first time in 20 years the Duluth Playhouse is hosting auditions for the play. Kids ranging from 10 to 18 came out to show their talents to the casting director. After auditions wrap up…

DFL Mandates Sexual Harassment Training for All Campaigns Wanting Party Support

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborer (DFL) Party has announced that all campaigns seeking the party’s support must under go sexual harassment training. DFL Chairman Ken Martin today announced that all campaigns receiving official party support from the DFL will be required to attend sexual harassment and workplace conduct training. “Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem that needs to…

Hat-Tossing Mary Tyler Moore Statue Back at Minneapolis Site

(Fox 9) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat in the air is back at is familiar spot in downtown Minneapolis. A bronze statue of the Emmy-winning star of “The Mary Tyler Moore” was returned Saturday to its original location at Nicollet Mall. The life-sized statue, along with other public art, had been removed during…

Bentleyville Remains Nation’s Largest Free Lighting Display

Coffee Conversation: Bentleyville Tour of Lights

DULUTH, Minn. – With the holidays right around the corner, giant lighting displays are beginning to take over Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. This is for Bentelyville Tour of Lights. Nearly four million lights fill the nation’s largest free walk through lighting display. Through the walk, there are stops for complimentary hot cocoa, cookies, popcorn and roasted marshmallows. Children will…

Local Workshop Highlights Effective Communication Skills

A workshop held in the Northland aims to help improve communication.

DULUTH, Minn.- Explaining your stance in politics issues can sometimes be frustrating when speaking to individuals with opposing views. Connection Labs came to Duluth helping Northlanders more effectively frame messages. According to research presented Sunday, responding re-actively during a conversation, creates a smaller chance of being heard. “We want to fight that, instead of stepping back and saying ‘what is…

Final Preparations Underway for Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Northlander volunteers play a large role in getting Bentleyville up and running.

DULUTH, Minn.-Bentleyville will be open in just six days, last minute preparations are currently underway. Many Northlanders have lent a hand setting up Bentleyville, now its the final count down till the holiday lights flick on. The helpers still out preparing the final details have special skill sets, necessary to get the park up and running. This year there are plenty…

‘Music With Robots’ Workshop Inspires Northland Kids

The unique instruments show their full potential at the kid friendly workshop.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth is known for its local musicians, Sunday Blacklist Brewery allowed kids to tap into their creative side with a special set of instruments. “Making Music with Robots” is a hands–on educational workshop. Creator Troy Rogers started making the instruments 14 years ago. Rogers told FOX21 sometimes the creator isn’t always the best musician, to actually use the instruments. “The…

Local Craft Festival Gives Back to Northland

The Festival of Trees gives Northland shoppers an opportunity to donate.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The Festival of Trees offers something for everyone. It has become a staple holiday event in the Northland. The event gives many local artists a place to show off and sell crafts. The Festival of Trees is the largest fundraiser for a local non–profit, the Junior League of Duluth. Fox21 spoke to one vendor, with a similar business plan…

Northlanders Donate to Help Ensure Officer Safety

Over one hundred gathered to give money for local officers safety equipment.

DULUTH, Minn.- A non–profit organization aims to help boast safety for local law enforcement with help from the community. The organizers of shield 616 said with the rise in active shootings they want to make sure our officers are protected. Sheild 616 hosts events around the Northland, gathering donations to purchase bullet proof gear for local law officials. “People are so…

Veterans Voiced Concerns to Senator Amy Klobuchar

Northland veterans discussed local issues with Senator Amy Klobuchar.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Senator Amy Klobuchar listened to Northland’s rural veterans speak out on concerns. Senator Klobuchar said there are some serious problems with veterans’ health benefits. Ensuring the Guard and the Reserve recieve the same health benefits other branches are given, is the biggest issue currently being worked on. One of the main issues addressed today, the long drive rural…

Annual Beacon Lighting Commemorates 42nd Anniversary of SS Edmund Fitzgerald

It's the only time each year visitors can climb to the top of the tower while the beacon is lit and revolving after dark.

TWIN HARBORS, Minn. – Nov.10 marks the 42nd anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald freighter sinking into Lake Superior. Split Rock has been the site of the memorial since 1985 to make sure those men are not forgotten. In 1975, the ship sailed out of Superior with nearly 26,000 tons of ore on-board. The Edmund Fitzgerald sailed by Split Rock the…

Santa Claus Arrives at the Miller Hill Mall in Style

It was the 5th annual Santa Slumber Party

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of Northland kids were at the Miller Hill Mall this evening to see Santa Claus arrive. It is the 5th annual Santa Slumber Party at the mall. Santa arrived in style in a decorated trolley thanks to the Duluth Transit Authority. “We just dropped Santa Claus off, and now all the boys and girls of the…

AmeriCorps Wants You to Share Your Experience in Duluth Program

AmeriCorps Hopes Stories Inspire Duluthians

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth chapter of AmeriCorps is taking pen to pad to write down experiences other members of the group have had over the years. It’s all part of a legacy project AmeriCorps members in Duluth are working on to get the word out about what they do. The hope is to also build interest in their dream of redeveloping…

Santa and Mrs. Claus to Visit Miller Hill Mall

Tonight: Slumber Party with Santa

DULUTH, Minn. – Santa is coming to the Northland! It’s all to support little Northland boys and girls. This evening, Friday, November 10, is the 5th Annual Slumber Party with Santa. Santa Claus is coming to the Miller Hill Mall via the DTA Port Town Trolley at Door 6 at 6:45 p.m. Pre-registration begins in the Barnes & Noble court…

Another Minnesota Lawmaker Accused of Sexual Harassment

Rep. Tony CornishST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s House speaker has suspended the committee chairmanship of state Rep. Tony Cornish after two women accused the lawmaker of sexual harassment. Speaker Kurt Daudt issued a statement late Thursday in which he also asked the House’s nonpartisan human resources staff to look into the allegations against the Republican from Vernon Center. Cornish…

Gearing Up for Cold Weather

Active Adventures: Proper Dressing for Frigid Temperatures

DULUTH, Minn. – Below average temperatures have been keeping the Northland cold throughout the week. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay got advice for dressing for the cold weather. Eve Graves told William how to dress if he’s interested in skiing, jogging, or doing some other active activity in frigid temperatures. Graves tells FOX 21, “there’s no…

Special Report: Early Education

State Funding Sends Thousands of Young Minnesotans to Preschool

MINNESOTA – More than 20,000 of  Minnesota’s 4-year-olds are heading to preschool this year because of state funding. This has been great news for some rural Northland areas. However, it is having an impact on area child care centers. As a result of the 2017 Legislative Session, Minnesota lawmakers are providing $50 million in new, one-time funding to 59 school…

Duluth School Board Releases Numbers

Outperformed National Average On ACT Test

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth School Board released its annual education report for the district. Parents, Teachers and Students were all on hand Thursday night. Among the report reading and math proficiency increased district wide by 8.2% compared to the 2012 / 2013 school year. The district out performed state and national averages for their scores on the ACT test….

Skis, Suds and Slices for a Good Cause

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club is Hosting their 10th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices Scholarship Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn. – The Chester Bowl Improvement Club in Duluth is inviting all Northlanders to the annual Skis, Suds and Slices event Friday evening. This is the 10th annual fundraiser with all proceeds going toward the Chester Bowl Scholarship Fund. Last winter the fund provided more than $18,000 dollars to get children strapped into skis and snowboards at Chester Bowl….

Nearly 200 Craft Vendors to fill DECC this Weekend

Junior League of Duluth Holds Festival of Trees

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the Junior League of Duluth is hoping Northlanders get in the holiday spirit because they’re hosting the region’s largest arts and crafts show. The Festival of Trees is being held on Saturday, November 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the DECC. At Festival…

Cooking Connection: Tortellini Aglio e Olio

Cooking with JJ Astor

DULUTH, Minn. – With one of the best views of the Twin Ports, JJ Astor is working to also produce the tastiest food. Newly hired Food and Beverage Director, Bob Boyd, was back in the kitchen with FOX 21. For this week’s Cooking Connection, Boyd showed FOX 21’s William Seay how to create Tortellini Aglio e Olio. TORTELLINI AGLIO E…

Gov. Dayton Calls for Minnesota Senator to Resign

Sen. Dan Schoen ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says a state senator accused of sexual harassment should resign. State Sen. Dan Schoen is accused of behavior ranging from unwanted attention to women to physically grabbing a woman from behind. The online news outlet MinnPost first reported the allegations late Wednesday. Dayton says the reports are “totally…

Duluth Train Depot Celebrates 125 Years

Free Tours Were Given At The Event

DULUTH, Minn- The Duluth Train Depot celebrated another milestone Wednesday. Many came out to the celebration marking 125 years in existence. The Depot along with the St. Louis county heritage and arts center wanted to celebrate the arts culture and history that made their way to the region starting in 1892 via the Duluth Union Depot. “The immigrants that came…

Healthy Duluth Ideas Fest

Zeitgeist Hosts 3rd Annual Event

DULUTH, Minn- 4 local organizations competed Wednesday night for their share of a $10,000 prize. The night marks the 3rd annual Healthy Duluth Ideas Fest. Hosted by Zeitgeist, the Fest celebrates work organizations have already put in to making the community healthier while also trying to find new ways to meet the needs of the city. After 23 submissions only…

Mobile Wellness Clinic Offers At-Home Pet Care

For the Past Five Years, Dr. Michael Hargrove and His Team Have Looked to Provide Care to Animals at Home

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Veterinary Hospital in Duluth is looking to bring wellness on wheels to your doorstep this winter. For the past five years, Dr. Michael Hargrove and his team of talented veterinarians have worked to offer at-home wellness to clients. Hargrove and his team often travel in the Duluth, Proctor and Hermantown areas to provide routine…

Missing Bemidji Girl Located, Illinois Man Arrested

BEMIDJI, Minn. – A 21-year-old male from Oswego, Illinois is currently being held on criminal charges of Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Deprivation of Custodial or Parental Rights, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation, according to police, began with a parent contacting the department around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to report their 13-year-old daughter…

MISSING: Candace Lundstrom, of Nashwauk

LAST SEEN MONDAY, NOV. 6

Photo Courtesy BCA NASHWAUK, Minn. – The Itasca County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 28-year-old Candace Lundstrom, of Nashwauk. Candace was last seen at a residence north of Nashwauk on Monday, Nov. 6 and has not been heard from or seen since. It is believed she left on foot and was not properly dressed for weather…

Local Leaders to Share Insight at Annual Summit

Thursday: 3rd Annual Professional Development Summit

DULUTH, Minn. – On Thursday, November 9, local leaders are stepping up to share their secrets to success. They’ll be giving tips on becoming an expert at your trade. It’s all for the 3rd Annual Professional Development Summit being held at Greysolon Ballroom. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration, breakfast and networking and then is followed by several…

Duluth Depot Celebrates 125 Years

Free Tours to Celebrate Depot Milestone

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Depot has been standing in Duluth for 125 years. Wednesday evening, Depot officials are hoping residents help them celebrate that milestone. Now known as the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, the center is home to eight non-profits. As part of the celebration, The Minnesota Ballet and Duluth Playhouse will be performing and the…

Minnesota Liquor Stores See Drop in Profits, Record Sales

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A new analysis shows municipally operated liquor stores in Minnesota saw a drop in profits in 2016 despite record sales. The state Auditor’s Office reports that the 228 stores had more than $344 million in sales last year, a more than 2 percent increase from 2015. The Star Tribune reports that the combined net profit statewide dropped…