Minnesota

Duluth Man Pleads Guilty to Six Felony Burglaries

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth man accused of burglarizing multiple businesses in the area in 2019 has pleaded guilty to six felony counts of burglary. According to court records, 25-year-old Kyle Michael Carl pleaded guilty to burglaries at the Woodland Car Wash, Carmody Irish Pub, Fitment Group, U.S. Bank, Duluth Cider, and Midtowne Manor. Before his arrest in October for…

The Noble Pour Cocktail Lounge Features Vita Excelenta

Cooking Connection: The Noble Pour Cocktail Lounge

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly one month after opening date, Noble Pour Cocktail Lounge in the Lincoln Park Craft District joins FOX 21 Local News for this week’s Cooking Connection. While there are no stovetops or ovens involved this week, the handcrafted beverage is stirred, and strong! The Vita Excelenta cocktail is crafted with tequila, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Bodega Vermouth,…

Explore Latest Trends in Wedding Planning Saturday at the DECC

The Duluth Wedding Show is Happening Saturday, January 11, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, January 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., local brides and grooms to be are invited to stop by the DECC to take part in the 32nd annual Duluth Wedding Show. Kynze Lundeen, Show Coordinator, stopped by FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m. to chat about this year’s show. The show features…

Bluestone Developer Talks About Vue Project, Why Developers Are Building Luxury Over Basic Housing

DULUTH, Minn. — In the next few years, Duluth will see more luxury housing than ever before popping up all over the area, from up on the hill to down by the lake. One of the luxury properties popping up in less than two years is Bluestone Vue by developer Mark Lambert. Since acquiring the 27 acres of land in…

The DTA Is Giving Free Rides To A Superior Warming Center

The free rides are provided on the first and last trips on route 16.

DULUTH, Minn. – With those cold temperatures rolling in the Duluth Transit Authority is helping to make it easier for the homeless community to have better access to local warming centers. The DTA is now offering free transportation to the Ruth House in Superior, which provides overnight shelter when temperatures drop below 40 degrees. The free rides are provided on…

Superior Snow Removal on Hammond a Relief for Local Businesses

Local chiropractor said until now, it has been difficult for clients to get to their building.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Public Works crews in Superior spent their Wednesday clearing large snow and ice banks along Hammond Avenue. Staff at Luke Chiropractic along the busy street said they haven’t seen the tall banks touched since the snowstorm over Thanksgiving. It has been a big obstacle, they said, for handicapped clients or those with injuries. So to have them cleared…

Smoking Out Superior’s ‘SOUP-erior’ Soup

All month long you can vote on the best soup in Soup Town.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A new event this month is putting a warm spin on Superior’s nickname, “Soup Town.” SOUP Superior First is a survey open all month long for people to get out and try different handmade soups at any restaurant throughout the city. You can then vote for the restaurant and that specific soup online for it to be declared…

In Case of Iranian Cyber Attack, How to Keep Your Data Secure

Officials say a cyber attack is possible, local expert shares tips on how to protect yourself.

DULUTH, Minn.- President Trump has said Iran appears to be standing down after their missile attack on U.S. bases in Iraq, but experts say they could hit us with a different type of attack. An FBI and Homeland Security Intelligence Bulletin sent to law enforcement nationwide said a cyber attack in retaliation is possible, due to Iran’s long history of…

MPCA Celebrates Ten Years of “GreenStep Cities” Program

DULUTH, Minn. – On Wednesday Duluth Mayor Emily Larson helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of a statewide program aimed at helping cities become more green. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is behind the effort called “GreenStep Cities.” It’s designed to make communities more energy efficient, healthy and environmentally conscious. In Duluth: solar panels, L-E-D lights and electric car charging stations…

CenturyLink to Pay Nearly $9M in Minnesota Overcharge Case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says CenturyLink has agreed to pay nearly $9 million to settle allegations the company overbilled Minnesota customers. Ellison says the settlement requires CenturyLink to pay more than $844,000 in refunds to more than 12,000 Minnesota customers who were promised a discount they did not receive. The settlement also requires the…

Two Killed in Aitkin County Rollover Crash

LAKESIDE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office says two people are dead following a rollover crash in Lakeside Township Tuesday morning. Authorities received reports of a vehicle upside down and partially submerged in water just before 10:00 a.m. When officers and first responders arrived on scene they confirmed two occupants were inside the vehicle and were deceased. The…

Lawmaker Task Force Urges $10M for Clean Water Initiatives

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A bipartisan water pollution task force has released its recommendations to reduce contamination after a year’s worth of work. The task force released 13 bills Wednesday that calls for creating a new water policy office, increasing state funding for county conservation workers and increasing grants for well reconstruction or replacements. The bills also would create grants…

Leaders Seek Amendment to Close Minnesota’s Achievement Gap

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two prominent leaders have proposed an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution aimed at closing the state’s dismal academic achievement gap. The proposal comes from Alan Page, a former Minnesota Supreme Court justice, and Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. They told the Star Tribune they want to change the state’s Constitution to guarantee…

A Place for Fido to Begin Delivery Service in Duluth, Superior

A Place for Fido will Deliver to Customers Within a Six Mile Radius of Fitger's

DULUTH, Minn. – After eight years of operation, a Duluth pet supply business located in the Fitger’s complex is expanding. A Place for Fido will officially kick off delivery service on Friday, January 10. The service operates within a six mile radius of the Fitger’s location. Customers can visit A Place For Fido online to check availability. A delivery charge…

Drunken Driver Who Killed 2 In Duluth In 2012 Charged With DWI — Again; Victims’ Family Speaks Out

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth family is outraged after learning the man who killed their teenage son and his grandmother in a drunken-driving crash in 2012 has been charged for driving while impaired — again. Hawk Edwards The suspect, 27-year-old Hawk Edwards of Superior posted $75,000 bail Tuesday after police say he was driving 55 mph in a 30 mph…

Northland’s Largest Baby Shower Helps Mothers with Donations

Life 97.3 and St. Luke's Hospital partnering to accept donations of "baby shower items."

DULUTH, Minn.- All throughout the month of January, Life 97.3 Radio and St. Luke’s Hospital are partnering to throw what they call the “Northland’s Largest Baby Shower.” All month long they will be accepting donations of things like diapers, baby towels and onesies to be distributed at various organizations for women throughout the Northland, from Duluth to Hayward, Wisconsin. “For…

St. Louis County Board Postpones Vote To Allow Refugees to Settle Within County Lines

DULUTH, Minn. – In September President Trump imposed an executive order requiring state and county governments in America to provide written consent to allow the resettlement of refugees in their areas. St. Louis County board was expected to vote whether or not to allow refugees to settle with in county lines, but instead the board voted 4-3 to postpone the…

Minnesota Fire Deaths on the Rise, Mostly Smoking-Related

Duluth Fire Officials share with us why, and how to further prevent one from starting.

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Minnesota State Fire Marshal, 42 people died in fires statewide in 2019, a 14% increase from 2018, preliminary numbers say. The leading cause of these fires is smoking, with at least seven people dying in smoking related fires last year. According to Duluth Fire Department leaders, these fires tend to start outside by people improperly…

Tips to Keep Pipes from Freezing in Subzero Temps

ASP Plumbing shares how to protect your pipes from the cold.

DULUTH, Minn.- As temperatures are expected to drop below zero Tuesday night, pipes in your home are more likely to freeze, causing serious problems with your plumbing. Plumbers at ASP Plumbing say if you have pipes close to an outside wall, you should insulate the wall and around the pipes. Covering the pipes with insulation will trap the cold air,…

Accountant Charged With Stealing $235,000 From Duluth Chamber

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking legal action against their former accountant who is accused of allegedly stealing more than $235,000 from the organization. Court records show Jesse David Frye, 39, was charged with felony theft by swindle on Tuesday. The Chamber says they identified “discrepancies in the bookkeeping and payroll records” in their 2018…

Superior Man Convicted in Fatal Drunk-Driving Crash, Charged Again for DWI

DULUTH, Minn. – A Superior man previously sentenced to prison for a 2012 fatal drunk-driving crash has been charged for driving while impaired again. According to the criminal complaint, 27-year-old Hawk Edwards is facing two counts of first-degree driving while impaired. Edwards was pulled over by Duluth police on Sunday around 1:33 a.m. after authorities observed his vehicle going 55…

Mighty Pups Are Ready to Go! PAW Patrol LIVE! at the DECC

PAW Patrol LIVE! is Happening at the DECC Symphony Hall January 7 - 8

DULUTH, Minn. – No job is too big, no pup is too small! PAW Patrol LIVE! is taking place inside DECC Symphony Hall January 7 – 8. The PAW Patrol pups have a mission to accomplish in Duluth. Ahead of the upcoming three performances in the Northland, mighty pup Chase and spokesperson Michael Bartkiewicz stopped by FOX 21 Local News…

Shooting in Southern Minnesota Leaves Officer, Suspect Hurt

There's no Immediate Word on Their Conditions

(courtesy: Fox 9) WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in southern Minnesota was gravely injured when he was shot in the head while responding to a report of a suspicious person, officials said (AP Photo/Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension) Tuesday. Officer Arik Matson, 32, was shot at about 8 p.m. Monday in Waseca, and was taken by air to…

Man Who Killed Duluth Woman, Grandson In Drunken Driving Crash Arrested Again For DWI

Hawk Edwards Completed His Prison Sentence, Probation In 2018 For Vehicular Homicide

DULUTH, Minn. – A drunken driver who killed a Duluth woman and her grandson in a 2012 crash has been arrested again on suspicion of driving while impaired. Hawk Edwards, 27, is accused of driving nearly twice the legal limit (0.13) around 1:30 Sunday morning. Duluth police say he was going 60 mph in a 30 mph zone. Everett Bergren…

Lake Superior Levels High but Dropping This Winter

Experts say levels have dropped, and evaporation is expected to occur.

DULUTH, Minn.- The recent snow and rain the Northland has been getting has put experts on alert, watching Lake Superior lake levels. According to experts at the Minnesota Sea Grant, lake levels have remained about 20 inches above average, but decreased six inches since October. Levels are expected to drop another three inches through this month. Ice cover on the…

New Breastfeeding Suites Unveiled at Essentia Health

Four new breastfeeding suites aim to make feeding easier and more comfortable for mothers.

DULUTH, Minn.- Essentia Health unveiled a new set of breastfeeding suites, to help mothers with newborns who are either patients, family or employees. Four new Mamava suites–two in the Duluth Clinic on Third Street, one in St. Mary’s Hospital and one in the Miller Dwan Building–will be installed by the end of this week, with funding provided by donors of…

Duluth City Councilors, Mayor Emily Larson Officially Sworn In

Three fresh faces to the council gave their remarks.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s newly elected City Councilors, and twice-elected Mayor Emily Larson were officially sworn in at the DECC Monday. All eyes were particularly on the three fresh new faces joining the council: Derek Medved, Janet Kennedy, and Roz Randorf. After songs from the Duluth Denfeld Maroon 16 Choir, Duluth’s new councilors took the oath and were sworn in. “…I…

CareerForce Helps Job Seekers In The New Year

DULUTH, Minn. – In the new year, many people are looking for a fresh start, by taking on a new job or career. The CareerForce Center in Duluth is helping job -hunters achieve that goal. The organization hosted it’s weekly Job Club. Participants can get the opportunity to meet other job seekers. They also learn tips on how to create…

Anderson Furniture Building In Lincoln Park Sold

DULUTH, Minn. – The Anderson Furniture building in Lincoln Park finally has new owners. The building was purchased in early December by two local business partners. They run Lake Wood designs, which refurbishes wood for home furnishings and interior designs. One of the owners tells us they plan to convert the Anderson building into a multi-use space. A portion of…

Two Minnesota Firefighters Sent to Help Australia’s Wildfires

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – Two Wildland firefighters from Minnesota have been assigned to help battle wildfires in Australia according to a recent news release from the Minnesota Incident Command System. Mike Crook, with the Superior National Forest out of Grand Maris, MN, was assigned to Victoria in southeastern Australia last month. Marty Cassellius, with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest…

UPDATE: Missing Vulnerable Adult Found Safe

DULUTH, Minn. – UPDATE: Kyra Peterson has been found safe, according to Duluth Police. ORIGINAL STORY: Duluth police say they are searching for a vulnerable missing adult last seen in the Piedmont area in Duluth. Authorities say Kyra Peterson has been missing since 9:00 p.m. Saturday. Peterson is described as about 5’4” with brown eyes and wearing a black coat…

Minnesota Man Killed Woman Who Honked at Him to Hurry Up

ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Minnesota accused a man of fatally shooting a woman who yelled at him to hurry up and honked her horn while waiting for him outside his home. Angelo Borreson, 56, was charged Friday with second-degree murder and second-degree assault in the death of 51-year-old Angela Wynne. Borreson told authorities Wynne drove to his…

Jury Selection Begins for Carlton County Murder Case

PROGRESS TOWNSHIP, Minn.  – Jury selection began today for the trial of a Bayfield man suspected of fatally shooting his uncle in April 2018. According to court records, 34-year-old James Montano allegedly shot and killed his Uncle, Andrew Gokee, and also grazed his cousin with a bullet. Montano is facing charges of first-degree premeditated murder, second-degree murder, first-degree premeditated attempted…

Local Author Sheds Light on Divorce Woes

Local Author Angela Paulson Chats About Her New Book, "Divorce is Awesome"

DULUTH, Minn. – “You are in charge of your own happiness, so eliminate negativity and live joyfully!” This is the message local author Angela Paulson is looking to spread with her new book, “Divorce is Awesome.” The Esko native recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about why she wrote the book, and how she’s hoping to help…

Blood Donations Strongly Encouraged During Winter Months

The American Red Cross Says Blood Donations Dwindle During Cold Months and After the Holidays

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re eligible to donate blood, the American Red Cross is in need of your help this winter. The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health and resolve to give blood regularly, beginning in January with National Blood Donor Month. January is known as National Blood Donor Month, which officials with the American Red…

Man Dies in Crow Wing County Jail

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say a 39-year-old man died while being held in the Crow Wing County jail. According to the sheriff’s office, the man died early Friday. Authorities say life-saving measures were unsuccessful. Police in Nisswa had arrested the man on a warrant. The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy. Categories: Minnesota, News, News –…

Mala Beadmaking Helps People Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Beadmaking workshop aims to keep people in touch with their intentions.

DULUTH, Minn.- If you have some trouble keeping up with your New Year’s Resolutions, Mala Beads may be able to help. It Takes a Village Healing Collective Downtown held its monthly Mala beadmaking workshop Sunday. Malas are strings of 108 beads used as a tool to help meditation practice. No one else is to touch your beads but you, so…

Community Day Brings Hundreds to Glensheen

Free day of admission attracted many to the mansion.

DULUTH, Minn.- Glensheen Mansion saw quite a few people come through Sunday, as it was the next stop on the list of the City’s Community Day destinations. Tourist destinations that benefit from the tourism tax revenue each have a Community Day where special offers are available for anyone to attend. On Sunday Glensheen offered free admission for tours, including the…

American Association of University Women Hold Winter Social

DULUTH, Minn. – Members of The American Association of University Women gathered at Ecumen Lakeshore Chapel to help collect donations for local women’s shelters. The day featured music, FOOD and speakers. Organizers say, they also got down to business- using it as an opportunity gather funds to help shelters, and clothing to donate to women and children. “Although this is…

Vikings Fans Flood Grandma’s to Watch Wild Card Game

Dozens of fans cheered on the Vikes.

DULUTH, Minn.- Grandma’s Sports Garden was alive with dozens of fans as they cheered on the Vikings to win against the Saints Sunday. Fans whooped and hollered, flooding the Sports Garden floor with purple and yellow. Whether they were cheering wildly or groaning at some bad calls, they were all united in their love of SKOL. “We got a lot…

Final Round of Mediation Scheduled Between Teamsters, St. Louis County

Two sides will return to negotiations next Friday.

DULUTH, Minn.- A final round of mediation has been scheduled between the Teamsters Local 320 Union representing plow operators and St. Louis County, by the state of Minnesota. According to a document from the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services, the mediation will begin next Friday January 10th at 10:00 am at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. After the…

Ozobots Take Over Duluth Public Library

Families learn how to code with Ozobots.

DULUTH, Minn.- Robots took over Duluth Saturday, as the Duluth Public Library taught families how to code with Ozobots. The little orbs on wheels follow lines drawn on paper with special markers, allowing kids to program what they do. According to library staff, while programming sounds difficult, it isn’t hard at all. “It’s a really easy learning curve. the best…