Minnesota

Mexico Travel Safe Despite Incidents

Problems at All-Inclusive Resorts Happen Rarely According to Travel Agent

DULUTH, Minn. – Before you know it fall and winter will be here and many in the Northland will head to warmer weather. Mexico is a popular destination. But in light of recent stories of tainted alcohol and rape at all inclusive resorts, some may think wice about a Mexican holiday. According to one Duluth travel agent, incidents do happen,…

Regional Premiere of New Musical at Teatro Zuccone Thursday

"Dogfight - A New Musical"

DULUTH, Minn. – This week Zeitgeist Arts is hosting the regional premeire of “Dogfight – A New Musical.” This musical was created by Oscar and Tony Award winning composers Pasek and Paul. The show will run August 3 – 19 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and a Sunday Matinee will be at 2 p.m. on August 13th….

Minneapolis Fire Department Responds to Building Collapse

Three People are Unaccounted For

Image from Fox 9FROM FOX 9 MINNEAPOLIS-Multiple people are trapped after an explosion and collapse at the Minnehaha Academy Upper School in Minneapolis. Minneapolis Assistant Fire Chief of Bryan Tyner confirmed crews are searching for three people who are unaccounted for. Crews already rescued three people from the roof of the building. five people have been transported to the hospital,…

Berries are Ready at Farm LoLa

Recent Heatwave Sped Up This Year's Crop

WRENSHALL, Minn. – Locally Laid is known for its eggs but did you know the company started producing raspberries last year? The recent heatwave sped up this year’s berry crop at Farm LoLa. In fact, farmers say now is the time to pick the best of the best. As neighboring patches ditch the berry business, the business of picking berries…

‘Adopt a Backpack’ Drive Underway

ISD 709, CHUM, Union Gospel Mission Partner to Collect School Supplies

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Public Schools, CHUM, and the Union Gospel Mission want to send kids back to school prepared. These groups have partnered for another ‘Adopt a Backpack’ drive. Between now and August 15th you can drop off school supplies at CHUM’s food shelf in Downtown Duluth to help families in need. Organizers say going back to school on…

Duluth Helps Groups Apply for Grants

City has $3 Million for Revitalization Through HUD

DULUTH, Minn. – Local officials helped groups land grant money through the Department of Housing & Urban Development. The city has about $3 million for community revitalization through the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs. Representatives from the community planning office were on hand at the Duluth Public Library Tuesday to answer any questions. “This is a…

Fake Driveway Contractor Near Biwabik

Be on the Lookout

BIWABIK, Minn.-St. Louis County has received reports of someone going door-to-door around Highway 4 on the Vermilion Trail near Biwabik, claiming to be part of an asphalt company. “This individual reportedly is asking residents if they’d like their driveway redone b y his company while they are working in the area,” said St. Louis County in a prepared statement. “The…

Anniversary of Mississippi Bridge Collapse is Today

Ceremonies to be Held in Twin Cities to Honor Victims

MINNEAPOLIS-Ten years ago Tuesday, a bridge on a busy freeway collapsed without warning into the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis during the evening rush hour. The disaster killed 13 people and injured 145. Many leaders saw it as a wake-up call about the country’s deteriorating infrastructure. It changed the bridge industry and helped spur states into catching up on their…

PTSD Patients Can Now Buy Medical Marijuana in Minnesota

The Medical Marijuana Program Launched in 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Minnesota residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can start buying medical marijuana. Tuesday brought the latest expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program that launched in July 2015. Patients suffering chronic pain that couldn’t be treated with other means were allowed to use the drug starting last summer, a move that added thousands of customers to the state’s…

Stop for School Buses, Fines Increase in Minnesota

Fines Increase to $500 for Those Who Violate School Bus Rules of the Road

DULUTH, Minn. – The next time you fail to stop for a school bus, it’ll cost you more in the State of Minnesota. State law already requires all vehicles to stop for school buses when the bus driver activates the flashing lights and has the crossing arm fully extended. Starting August 1, drivers who violate this law will face higher…

Helping Parents With Autistic Children

Giving Tips After A Stressful Day

Duluth, Minn. The Duluth Regional Care Center is helping parents learn how to help children with autism. Thanks to a 950,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services the group can now put more resources towards helping parents understand more ways to help their child while also learning tips to help themselves after a stressful day. “I think it’s…

Rogue Robot Has Your Gaming Needs

This Weeks Knowing Your Neighbor

Duluth, Minn. Rogue Robot located on 3 S 4th Ave W, has gamers coming back for more. Open from 12p.m.-8p.m. daily you can find all your gaming needs in one spot. Rogue Robot also host game nights for friends to come and play. Check them out on facebook by searching Rogue Robot,     Categories: Business, Community, Entertainment, Knowing Your…

Minnesota Trying to Clean Up State’s Water

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -Minnesota’s governor is pushing for more improvements to water quality in the state. Minnesota Public Radio reports that 40 percent of the state’s lakes and streams are polluted and many are unsafe for recreational activities. Current cleanup efforts predict water quality improvements of between 6 to 8 percent by 2034. Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a…

Mendota Heights Murder Suspect Charges, Still on the Run

Lucifer Nguyen MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. – Mendota Heights police say they have recovered the car of Beverly Cory, the woman killed on Saturday in Mendota Heights. Her car was found at the Washington County fairgrounds in Lake Elmo, Minn. The suspect in that homicide, Lucifer Nguyen, was last seen in Stillwater, Fox 9 reports. Police believe he is still in the metro…

I-35 Bridge Collapse Still Reverberates 10 Years Later

(August 5, 2007 | AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten years ago Tuesday, a bridge carrying a busy stretch of freeway collapsed without warning into the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis during the evening rush hour. Many leaders saw the disaster, which killed 13 people and injured 145, as a wake-up call about the country’s deteriorating infrastructure. Here’s a look at…

Medical School in Duluth Raises Money For Cancer Research

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is raising money to fund cancer research. The group held a fundraising event at Bent Paddle on Sunday.  They are trying to raise around $17,000 for the Chainbreaker event, a three-day bike ride which raises money for the cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center. “Research is the only…

Celebrating The Last Two Harbors Kayak Festival & Race

After 20 Years The Two Harbors Kayak Festival Comes To An End

TWO HARBORS, MINN – The Two Harbors Kayak Fest is paddling on to new adventures. This will be the last of the annual fests that have been going on for 20  years. “We are down to 40 racers this year from a high of 120. Sponsorship is down. I think it’s just after 20 years people decide they are going…

All Pints North Brew Fest Packs Bayfront Park

More Than 120 Craft Brewies Showed Off Beers to Five Thousand Attendees

DULUTH, Minn. – Thousands of beer drinkers packed Bayfront Festival Park for this year’s All Pints North Brew Fest. More than one-hundred twenty craft brewies showed off their best brews in Bayfront Park, making Duluth, for a day, the land of ten thousand beers. “I heard there’s something like five hundred and, I don’t know, it would be nice if…

Large Swap Meet In Grand Rapids Draws Thousands

Rusty Gold Ever Where You Turned

Grand Rapids, Minn. – This weekend, Grand Rapids was home to one of the largest swap meets in the Midwest. This weekend more than 8,000 people will wind their way through about 900 vendor booths selling just about anything you can imagine. “We fill every hotel from within 50 miles of this and if you want to eat downtown at…

Hundreds Of Classic Cars Invade Grand Rapids

Gearheads Dream: 3 Day Event With Hundreds Of Cars

Grand Rapids, Minn. – Motor heads rolled into Grand Rapids for the 33rd annual Weekend of Wheels Car Show. Every year since 1984 the last weekend in July means lots of classic rides make their way to Grand Rapids. This year’s show features more than 200 classic cars. One organizer we talked to says showing off these old cars keeps…

Man Injured in ATV Rollover

Authorities Say He Wasn't Wearing a Helmet

ALBORN TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A Cotton man was hospitalized after an All-Terrain Vehicle crash Saturday afternoon. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. 21 year old Dakota Voight was seriously injured when his ATV rolled over as voight climbed a steep hill on a trail in Alborn Township. Voight was airlifted to st. Luke’s Hosiptal in Duluth where he’s in stable…

Woman Found Dead Near Evacuated Senior Center

Victim Believed to Have Been Killed by Robbery Suspect

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) Police in Mendota Heights say a woman was found dead in an office building near where authorities searched an assisted living center for an armed suspect. Police Chief Kelly McCarthy says the woman was found in the Mendota Heights Business Center about 2 p.m. Saturday. Authorities believe she was killed by the man police were looking…

One Dead in Minneapolis Shooting

Police Have not Released Victim's Identity

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minneapolis police say one person has died in a shooting on the city’s north side. Officers responded to a 911 call of the shooting on Plymouth Avenue North on Friday night. Police found a man who had been shot in the head. The victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died. The name of the…

The Slip opens for business in Canal Park

The Slip is located "next door" to Hoops Brewing

DULUTH, Minn. – Hoops Brewing in Canal Park welcomed a new neighbor with a unique concept. The Slip is a full bar, technically located next door to Hoops. It actually shares the same space with a small wall which separates the brewery from the bar, creating two separate businesses, with two separate owners. “We were really lucky to have this…

New restaurant coming to former Porter’s location

Crews are currently remodeling the space

DULUTH, Minn. Porter’s restaurant in Downtown Duluth’s Holiday Center is no more. Porter’s actually closed ealrier this summer. The space is currently being renovated and will re–open as a new restaurant. The new name hasn’t been released yet but the concept looks to incorporate parts of the Northland’s history. “We have guests that continue to come back to our hotel…

Duluth Coffee Company celebrates opening of new space

The new space also features a bar, serving a few local favorites

DULUTH, Minn. – A new and expanded space was reason to celebrate for Duluth Coffee Company on Friday. Duluth Coffee Company opened the doors to the new expansion two doors down from the original shop. The new location was built to house a bigger roaster, Which owner Eric Faust says will help the company expand its market. “We’ve always viewed…

Guilty Plea in Reservation Murder

Wayne Bosto Admitted to Killing John Korby Lats December

CARLTON, Minn. – A man accused of a murder on the Fond du Lac Reservation says he’s guilty. 33 year old Wayne Bosto pled guilty to second degree murder charges in Carlton County court Friday. Bosto was accused of killing John Korby last December. Bosto was also charged with being a felon in possesion of a firearm. Bosto will be…

Free Range Film Festival

35 Different Movies During Two Nights

Wrenshall, Minn Film buffs packed a big red barn in Wrenshall tonight for the 15th annual Free Range Film Festival. This year’s festival features 35 different films with something to satisfy anyone’s tastes. Organizers say being able to watch films in a big red barn brings a different feel to the festival. “Watching something in a barn where you have…

Mall of America Closes Similar Ride after Deadly Ohio Fair Incident

Photo: Mall of AmericaBLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – The Mall of America has shut down a ride that’s similar to the one that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair and killed one person and injured seven. A statement from the mall says the Shredder’s Mutant Masher will be closed until it’s inspected and cleared by the manufacturer, Chance Rides, Inc. The…

Code Red Alert Issued for Escaped Inmate near Bemidji

Keanu Major, 25 BEMIDJI, Minn. (KMSP) – A code red alert was issued Friday morning for an escaped inmate last seen in Bemidji, Minnesota. Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 25-year-old Keanu Joseph Major, who was last seen in the northwest part of the city in leg shackles and a waist belt with restraints and an orange prison jumpsuit. Major…

Sour Fest Back At Thirsty Pagan

Beers Brewed Longer For Different Taste

Superior, Wis. Sour fest is what it’s called. Thirsty pagan in Superior is having a beer fest of their own going on right now ahead of the big brew fest. Choose your choice of numerous beers that have a distinct taste because of the different brewing process the beers go through. “So it takes a bit longer for sour beers…

Affordable Housing Problems In Duluth

Panel Discusses Solutions To Solve Problem

Duluth, Minn. Duluth is working towards solutions to address our own affordable housing crisis. Tonight a panel full of organizations like loafs and fishes and the Salvation Army were on hand for a discussion on housing issues as they pertain to local, state and federal levels. The event was to shed light on issues and potential solutions to work together…

Paid Sick And Safe Task Force Steps Closer To Closing Deal

Referendum To Be Presented To City Council

Duluth, Minn. The Duluth City Council is working to adopt a sensible paid sick time policy. Tonight it seems as if some progress has been made. Duluth’s earn sick and safe time task force plans to present a final draft of the referendum to the Duluth City Council to approve or not approve. If approved employees that currently don’t receive…

Minneapolis Posts Climate Change Data that EPA Deleted

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minneapolis has joined other cities in posting climate change data that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has removed from its website. The posted material is a snapshot of the EPA site before the real information was removed. Major cities including Atlanta, Boston, Houston, San Francisco, and Seattle have also posted the information. The city’s announcement Thursday says…

Two Females Robbed at Gunpoint in Drug Deal Gone Wrong

Five suspects were arrested in connection to the incident

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Around 4:30 a.m., Monday July 24, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department received a call that two adult females had been robbed at gun point outside a residence in the 5200 block of 15th Street NW in Grant Valley Township outside of Bemidji. The 911 caller indicated that one of the females was in the process of exiting…

Police Training Board Votes Against Naming Fund After Castile

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota board that oversees police training and standards has voted against a proposal to name a new fund after a black motorist who was killed by an officer last year. The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training voted Thursday against Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to name a new $12 million training fund…

Purchase a Blizzard – Help Children’s Miracle Network

Miracle Treat Day Benefits Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

DULUTH, Minn. – Today you can enjoy a sweet treat all while supporting Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. It’s all for Dairy Queen’s Annual “Miracle Treat Day” fundraiser. Gillette has clinics throughout Minnesota including a Duluth site in the Lakewalk Center on London Road. Donations collected on Miracle Treat Day will directly help Gillette fund vital treatments, equipment and support for…

Morgan Park Historic Tour

Local Amerature Historian Takes Folks On Walk Around Morgan Park

Morgan Park, Minn. A group walked Morgan Park tonight to learn more about the unique past of the town. Local amateur historian Bob Berg walks to former and current sites and gave the rich history of each building. Here’s a fun fact, Known as the “company town”, Morgan Park was built alongside the site of U.S. Steel. Until 1940 the…

Special Report: Final Farewells

Rural Northland Towns Struggle to Staff Honor Guards

DULUTH, Minn. – The end of a life can be one of the hardest experiences for a family to get through. The presentation of military honors at a veteran’s funeral can give that last bit of pride to the deceased. Unfortunately, across America, there is a struggle to keep honor guards staffed, and it’s even harder in rural areas. “They…

Library Donors Honored

2nd Annual Olga Walker Memorial Awards Ceremony was Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluthians who’ve made significant donations to the Duluth Public Library were honored at the 2nd annual Olga Walker Memorial Award ceremony Wednesday. The Olga Walker Award is named for a Duluthian who left her entire estate to the library when she passed in 1964. This year, the library honored six donors, including Ruth Ann Eaton and her…

Transgender Toolkit to be Used in Minnesota Public Schools

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota Department of Education will begin distributing a new guide for schools on dealing with transgender and gender non-conforming students. Department deputy commissioner Charlene Briner says the toolkit of resources and best practices isn’t meant to be a mandate for schools, but rather to help administrators and others deal with issues that may be uncomfortable, both for…

MN Supreme Court Rules For-Profit Schools Issued Illegal Student Loans

FOX 9 - KMSP

(KMSP) – The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business issued illegal loans to students. Now, Attorney General Lori Swanson is going back to court to ask a judge to cancel the loans. Swanson also sued Globe several years ago for offering police training classes that were not accredited. The university ended up shutting down that criminal justice…

Legislature’s Dispute with Dayton Heads for Supreme Court

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The legal battle between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature is on a fast track to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The dispute revolves around Dayton’s move to zero out funding for the House and Senate while signing a $46 billion budget. The Democratic governor wants top Republicans to rework costly tax breaks and other measures…

Acting MPD Chief: Body Cameras Must be on When Dispatched to Any Call

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and acting police chief Medaria Arradondo announced changes Wednesday to Minneapolis Police Department’s body camera policy in the wake of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond. There was no footage of the July 15 shooting of Justine Damond because neither officer had activated their body cameras, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal…

Red Lake Reservation Struggling with Drug Epidemic

RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) – Tribal leaders of a northern Minnesota reservation have declared its heroin and opioid epidemic a public health emergency. The Star Tribune reports that Red Lake Indian Reservation tribal leaders are seeking outside help to deal with the crisis and are considering banishing tribal members who are involved with dealing drugs. They’ll discuss the option at…

Researchers Brainstorm to Stop Spread of Emerald Ash Borer

DULUTH, Minn. – An invasive species in spreading across America and harming the Ash tree population. The Emerald Ash Borer is now in the Northland, so researchers have gathered in Duluth to discuss ways to prevent the spread. Dr. Brian Palik, a research ecologist, says people from all over the Northeastern United States have come to the conference. He says…