Minnesota

Second Annual Luncheon from the Radisson to Police and Firefighters

DULUTH, Minn. — The Radisson hotel took the opportunity today to honor local law enforcement and fire departments with an annual luncheon. It was the second annual “Salute to Our Duluth Firefighters and Police Officers” luncheon hosted by the Radisson. This was an idea that originated in Texas, and was brought up north by an appreciative staff member who says…

Minnesota Senate Democrats Try To Force Abortion Debate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate Democratic minority tried unsuccessfully to force consideration Thursday of nine abortion and health-related bills that the Republican majority has kept bottled up in committee, saying it was critical to take a stand even though they lacked the votes to prevail. The leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the landmark…

Minnesota Lawmakers Remain At Odds Over Sports Betting Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers remain at odds over sports betting legalization as the House prepared to take up a proposal despite a lack of support in the Senate. The House bill, authored by Democratic Rep. Zack Stephenson, of Coon Rapids, would put Minnesota’s Native American tribes in control by allowing in-person wagering at tribal casinos and allowing tribes to…

Coffee Conversation: New Wine Theater Group’s Production Of ‘Bright Star’

CLOQUET, Minn. – Members of New Wine, a Christian theater group at Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet, stopped by the FOX 21 morning show to talk with Dan Hanger about their production of “Bright Star,” which runs from May 11-15th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and include dessert and beverages during intermission. Tickets can be purchased at: newwine.ludus.com. Click…

Coffee Conversation: ‘Art In The Alley’ Celebrates 14 Years Of Artwork, Clothing, Jewelry

DULUTH, Minn. — The owner of Art in the Alley, Tami LaPole Edmunds, stopped by FOX 21’s morning show Thursday to talk to Dan Hanger about the ups and downs of being in business for 14 years and how the business has evolved into its current space in the Miller Hill Mall.  Check out the conversation below and click here…

Minn. House Votes To Lift Growler Gap, Allow More Taprooms; Senate Uncertain

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota House on Wednesday approved what would be the biggest changes in the state’s liquor laws since Sunday alcohol sales became legal five years ago. The measure, which passed 85-48, allows smaller brewers to sell six-packs and lets distillers open taprooms that sell larger bottles. Large brewers could sell 64-ounce growlers. Under current law, taproom sales…

Severe Weather Causes Damage In Minnesota; 1 Dead In Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Severe storms brought damaging winds, heavy rain and a few reports of tornadoes to Minnesota, where one person died in a crash that authorities said was caused by downed power lines. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses were without power across southern Minnesota on Thursday morning after Wednesday night’s storms cut service to more than 75,000…

Inside Look At The Blood Donation Process As Some Centers Are Critically Low On Donations

DULUTH, Minn. — The Memorial Blood Centers, with locations across the Northland, says it needs more donors to help fill its critically low supply, along with more new hires to work at the facilities. On Monday, MBC announced it was experiencing a “blood emergency,” as its supplies are down so much, it only has enough type O blood and platelets…

National Police Week Observed In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — This week is National Police Week and the Duluth Police Department takes this time to acknowledge and thank officers for the sacrifices made. National Police Week pays special recognition to officers who have died in the line of duty as well as those who make sacrifices to serve communities every day. Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken spoke…

St. Luke’s Re-Development Adding Capacity from Parking Lot to Patient Rooms

DULUTH, Minn. — As St. Luke’s introduces phase two of their redevelopment, which includes the adding and improvement of inpatient units and expanding the parking capacity, they invited community members in to talk about their questions and concerns before they begin this next project. Phase one of the redevelopment concluded in 2020 with the addition of specialty clinics, expanding the…

American Heart Association Talks Heart Health Awareness

DULUTH, Minn. — The American Heart Association hosted its Go Red For Women luncheon event at the DECC Wednesday to raise awareness about heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer in women and men in the United States. Click the video above to learn more about your hearth health, and check out the American Heart Association’s website for all…

Coffee Conversation: Saginaw Woman Discovers Hidden Talent To Draw

SAGINAW, Minn. – Imagine having a talent you never knew you were capable of until your adult years in life. That’s exactly what happened to Barb Fremling who two years ago discovered she is a talented artist who can draw amazing portraits of dogs, cats and horses. Click the video above to hear Barb’s story! And if you’re interested in…

Shipping, Business Leaders Share Excitement for Cruise Ships’ Arrival in Duluth May 30th

The 700-foot cruise ships will carry upward of 400 people on the larger vessels.

DULUTH, Minn.- In roughly 3 weeks cruise ships will sail their way into the Port of Duluth Superior for the first time since 2013. “I think this voyage is filled with a lot of people in the united states but it’s the coastal region so there’s going to be people getting to see Duluth that would normally never, ever see…

A Hot Day? In Duluth?? Many Soak Up First 70-Degree Day of Year at Park Point Beach

The summer-like day brought sunbathers, swimmers, surfers, and more to Park Point Beach Tuesday.

DULUTH, Minn.- The summer-like day brought sunbathers, swimmers, surfers, and more to Park Point Beach Tuesday. With no cool breeze and some playful waves, it was the perfect opportunity to cool off in the water — which was still a bit chilly here in May. Some students say it was the perfect way to chill after the school year. “Just…

Depot Foundation Honors Contributions to Local Art, Community

This celebration was postponed from 2021, and officials say they couldn't let the opportunity to recognize local talent slip.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Depot Foundation honored some special people for their contributions to local arts, and the community as a whole. The Depot Foundation Circle of Friends, Arts, and Culture Awards and Celebration was held at the St. Louis County Depot. Recognition included a Lifetime Artist Award for Ann Aiko Bergeron, and a Community Enrichment Award for Lee Stuart, the…

Duluth City Council Approves Projects for Affordable Housing

Seven presentations for affordable housing projects were brought before city council in last night meeting.

DULUTH, Minn.- Affordable housing continues to be an issue across the country, and Duluth is no exception. Now, Duluth City Council has approved applications for up to 480 units of new affordable housing. Those projects will now go to the state level to determine available funding for each project. Seven projects were presented to Duluth council member last night. The…

$1.5M Bail For Minnesota Woman Accused In Deaths Of 2 Babies

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Unconditional bail was set at $1.5 million Tuesday for the Minnesota woman charged with leaving her newborn son to die beside a lake nearly 20 years ago and who authorities say abandoned another infant in the Mississippi River years earlier. Jennifer Matter, 50, appeared in court in Goodhue County via video on two counts of second-degree murder…

Jumping Worms In Minnesota: How To Stop The Spread

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The University of Minnesota is asking for the public’s help in stopping the spread of the “highly invasive” jumping worm. The U says with summer on the way and more people getting into activities like gardening and fishing, now is the time to make sure you are checking what worms you are using. “Jumping worms are earthworms that…

Coffee Conversation: North Shore Scenic Railroad Revs Up For Season

DULUTH, Minn. — The North Shore Scenic Railroad is revving up for the season, especially National Train Day this Saturday, May 14.  Click the videos below for a conversation with NSSR Station Master Josh Miller and Executive Director Ken Buehler.  And for everything trains, visit duluthtrains.com. Part 1: Part 2: Categories: Coffee Conversation, Community, Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest…

MN Ovarian Cancer Alliance ‘Disappointed’ New Lift Bridge Lighting Policy Won’t Include Requests

The Lift Bridge will be lit for nine national holidays/special days decided by Mayor Emily Larson's administration. Enger Tower will accept public requests.

DULUTH, Minn. – One of the most vocal organizations in support of lighting Duluth’s Lift Bridge for special causes is “disappointed” Mayor Emily Larson’s new policy still restricts that from becoming a reality after public scrutiny on her prior policy. It was late Friday when Larson released the new policy, which will light the iconic structure for nine national holidays…

Essentia Leaders, Employees Get Sneak-Peek Inside New Cloquet Urgent Care Clinic Opening Next Week

Patients will be welcomed into the urgent care clinic next Monday, with a ribbon-cutting planned for May 23rd. 

CLOQUET, Minn.- Essentia leaders and employees got a sneak peek Monday of the hospital’s 73rd clinic to open up in the Northland region — a new Urgent Care clinic in Cloquet. The new 7,600 square foot urgent care facility has been in the works since 2019, but the pandemic delayed moving ahead to late 2020 and early last year. Now…

Life House In Need Of $10k More For Recording Studio For Homeless, At-Risk Youth

Life House Duluth purchased a building right across 1st avenue they're calling the “Imaginarium.”

DULUTH, Minn-. A new music recording studio could soon come to Duluth’s Hillside, but this one hopes to provide an outlet for homeless and at-risk youth. Life House Duluth purchased a building right across 1st Avenue they’re calling the “Imaginarium.” They raised $20,000 from a Mental Health Action Concert last month. They only need $10,000 more to turn the basement…

Applications Due Soon For Bong Center’s Veterans Fishing Trip To BWCA

May 28th is when applications have to be sent online or at the museum for this year's fishing trip.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The deadline is nearing for veterans to apply for a free fishing trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, compliments of the Richard I. Bong Veteran’s Historical Center in Superior. May 28th is when applications have to be sent online or at the museum for this year’s fishing trip. About 6 veterans of any age, or active…

National Weather Service Advise Summer Severe Weather

You can follow NWS Duluth's updates on their website and social media pages.

DULUTH, Minn.-  As we push into May, the snowstorms are no longer looming in the forecast, but thunderstorms are becoming more frequent and can range in how intense they are. The National Weather Service here in Duluth tracks those storms in our region of Minnesota and Wisconsin. A lot of people and organizations rely on the updates, such as residents,…

Winterquist Elementary Celebrates ‘Be The Yellow Day’

The special day was inspired by the children's book Yellow by Adam Peterson.

ESKO, Minn.- Yellow is often a color associated with happiness, and today students at one local elementary school are celebrating kindness by wearing yellow, an idea inspired by a children’s book author. Winterquist Elementary school in Esko decorated hallways and classrooms in the color yellow to get in the mood. Retiring kindergarten teacher Kari Knutson organized the special day after…

Benedictine Living Community Celebrates Skilled Nursing Care Week

The week of recognition was started by the American Health Care Association and has been going on since 1967.

DULUTH, Minn.- This week is National Skilled Nursing Care Week and Benedictine Living Community in Duluth designed an interactive week for residents and staff to celebrate. The week of recognition was started by the American Health Care Association and has been going on since 1967. This years theme is “Creating and Nurturing Connections.” Benedictine organizers say they urge anyone to…

57-year-old Duluth Man Arrested for Allegedly Possessing Child Pornography

The investigation began over a year ago from multiple cybertips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). 

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Police Officers arrested a 57-year-old man living in the Lakeside Lester Park neighborhood Friday, accusing him of 15 counts of possession of child pornography. According to a spokesperson with the Duluth Police Department, around 2:10 p.m. Friday, investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested the 57-year-old for 15 counts of Possession of Pornographic…

Monday Update: Duluth Man Turns Self In After 6-Hour Standoff, Domestic Shooting Incident

  DULUTH, Minn. – (Monday Press Release) At approximately 5:54 p.m., Duluth Police Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of E 1st St for sounds of shots fired. Initial information received from the victim stated a male, later identified as 36-year-old Duluth resident Valentino Dodge, was inside the residence on the 700 block of E 1st St after having a domestic…

Duluth’s ‘Kingdom of Smelt’ Welcomes Spring with Magic Smelt Run Parade’s Return to Lakewalk

The event came back to paint the Lakewalk silver after a two-year hiatus.

DULUTH, Minn.- The glint of silver on the Lakewalk means one of the most Duluth experiences of the year is back, signaling the end of winter with the Magic Smelt Run Parade. “And bring some great cheer, for the magnificent Smelt Queen will soon be here!” bellowed King Neptune, Jim Ouray in Canal Park. Who else could part the clouds…

Engwall Flowers Busy for Mother’s Day Week

Starting Tuesday florists say they were doing 200 to 300 deliveries daily.

DULUTH, Minn.- Business was in full bloom this Mother’s Day week at Engwall Flowers. Starting Tuesday florists at the store on Matterhorn Drive by the Miller Hill Mall say they were doing 200 to 300 deliveries daily. They say this year they saw a lot more people wanting their flowers delivered early. Of course, things slowed down today but they…

Homegrown’s Kickball Classic Pits Friday Musicians V. Saturday Musicians

After 7 late nights of rocking live music, organizers say this was the perfect event for all ages to chill out.

DULUTH, Minn.- Homegrown continued Saturday with a tradition not entirely all about music – but about kickball. More than 100 people came out to watch the Homegrown Kickball Classic at Chester Bowl Park. The game was between the Friday Homegrown musicians and those that played Saturday. After 7 late nights of rocking live music, organizers say this was the perfect…

Twelve Holy Apostles Orthodox Church Gyro Sale Returns

From noon until 5 the church turned out hundreds of gyros, Greek salads, baklava, and more.

DULUTH, Minn.- Well if you wanted a little taste of Greece Saturday, the Twelve Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Duluth’s Hillside had your fix with the return of their gyro sale. From noon until 5 the church turned out hundreds of gyros, Greek salads, baklava, and more. Organizers said proceeds will be used to benefit local charities from the Damiano…

North Country Ride Celebrates 40 Years With Derby Gala

DULUTH, Minn.- North Country Ride celebrated 40 years of horseback riding-driven therapy for the special needs population with a Derby Gala at the Buffalo Junction in Duluth. The non-profit organization held a silent auction and dinner. And while the Kentucky Derby was happening Saturday, they also had their own run for the roses. North Country Ride uses horseback riding as…