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Minnesota Power Cold Weather Rule is Now Active

DULUTH, Minn.- The extended Cold Weather Rule dates are now permanently in place for the colder seasons. Minnesota winters are cold for an extended period, leading people to use their heating systems longer. As of October 1, Minnesota Power is here to help customers who have difficulty paying their energy bills. The energy company will set customers up on a…

UMD Anti-Sexual Assault Protest

DULUTH, Minn.- University of Minnesota Duluth students, staff, and faculty gathered today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center, recognizing Consent Week with a stand-in protest. The Stand-In Against Sexual Assault involved people lining up in the student center, holding signs in a protest against sexual violence. Today’s protest is one of the many events lined…

B&B Market Under New Ownership

Longtime owners John and Kim Lind are passing the torch to a new husband-and-wife duo.

CLOQUET, Minn. — The popular B&B market in Cloquet is now under new ownership for the first time in more than 30 years. Longtime owners John and Kim Lind are passing the torch to a new husband-and-wife duo. Which includes a B&B Market employee of seven years 24-year-old Jacob Richardson. He’s a Cloquet native who says the new gig is…

Wrenshall Near Completion of Multi-Millon Dollar Project

Due to air quality concerns, the school was able to fund the projects through the state of Minnesota.

WRENSHALL, Minn. — “It was really awesome to see the stands packed with our students on one side, parents on the other cheering on our volleyball team,” Wrenshall Principal, Michelle Blanchard says. Last Thursday, the Wrens played their first volleyball game on the brand new gym floor. “Our students are thrilled. They just can’t believe this is their school. They…

Essentia Health Imposing Additional Visitor Restrictions Beginning Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn. – Officials at Essentia Health say COVID-19 restrictions will once again be implemented for visitors due to increasing COVID patient volumes. Visitors will be restricted at Essentia Health facilities located in northwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota, west to Brainerd beginning Tuesday. Adult patients Inpatients: No visitors allowed, with the following exception: One adult visitor is permitted for vulnerable…

After 40 Powerball Drawings, Will Someone Win $685M Jackpot?

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – After 40 drawings without a big Powerball winner, maybe the 41st attempt will be different. Thanks to nearly four months of futility, Monday’s Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $685 million, making it the eighth largest in U.S. lottery history. No one has won the game’s grand prize since June 5….

Former Teacher Gets Probation for Sexually Assaulting Teen

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A former central Minnesota middle school teacher and coach has been sentenced to probation for sexually assaulting a female high school student. Thirty-two-year Daniel Fragodt, of Melrose, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Stearns County District Court. He was sentenced Friday to five years of probation. According to a criminal complaint, the victim…

3 From Lindstrom, Minnesota Arrested in Jan. 6 Us Capitol Riot

LINDSTROM, Minn. (FOX 9) – The FBI in Minneapolis said agents have arrested three more Minnesotans on charges related to the Jan. 6 riot at the United States Capitol. Isaac Westbury, Robert Westbury, and Aaron James, all from Lindstrom, were arrested Monday morning. A total of eight Minnesotans have now been arrested for their roles in the Jan. 6 riot,…

New COVID Testing Options Offered on the Iron Range

VIRGINIA, Minn. – New COVID-19 testing options are available on the Iron Range starting this week. St. Louis County Public Health along with the Minnesota Department of Health has increased the availability of walk-in saliva tests in Eveleth and Virginia. Free saliva tests are now available on the following days at the following locations, and will continue until further notice:…

Police Investigate Gun Threat At Duluth Car Lot; Friday’s Standoff Suspect Possibly Linked

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police are investigating a threatening gun incident that could be connected to the suspect in Friday’s standoff. There was a report Friday around 12:30 p.m. of a person who displayed a gun at a car lot, New Duluth Auto, in Gary-New Duluth, according to Mattie Hjelseth, public information officer for the Duluth Police Department. Hjelseth said…

Large Miniature Train Model Showcased at Depot

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Free-mo Modelers brought the largest miniature model train display in the Midwest to the Depot in Downtown Duluth this weekend. The organization set up the model train display in the Great Hall of the Depot, displaying several different engines running on multiple railroad tracks. Many of the modules on display were handcrafted by group members and…

Abortion Protests Outside of Building for Women in Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- Today, the group known as “Hand Over The Decision It’S Healthcare” Militia or HOTDISH Militia stood outside the Building for Women abortion clinic on East 1st Street in Downtown Duluth, protesting for abortion rights. The Duluth protest is a part of the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice protests in 18 different cities across the country. “Our clinic is…

Popular Wilderness Area Closures Lifted After Summer Fires

ISABELLA, Minn. (AP) – Superior National Forest officials say the last remaining closure order related to wildfires in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has now been lifted. A hot and abnormally dry summer caused extreme fire danger and prompted a complete closure of the popular wilderness in northern Minnesota for a couple of weeks after wildfires broke out. The…

Duluth NAACP Holds ‘Decriminalize Color’ Rally at Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial

They gathered to ask the Duluth Police Department to stop what they call "pre-textual stops" for things like expired tabs or missing license plates -- which they say disproportionately affects people of color.

DULUTH, Minn- At the Clayton, Jackson McGhie Memorial, Women’s Marchers joined Duluth Branch of the NAACP, for their “Decriminalize Color” Rally. Speakers including Minnesota 7th District Senator Jen McEwen and Civil Rights leaders from across the country gathered to ask the City of Duluth and Duluth Police Department to stop what they call “pre-textual stops” for things like expired tabs…

Duluth Women’s March Joins Hundreds Across Country Supporting Reproductive Rights

This comes after a controversial new law was enacted in Texas, banning abortions once cardiac activity is detected usually around six weeks

DULUTH, Minn.- A Women’s March in Duluth Saturday joined hundreds across the country taking to the streets in support of reproductive rights, which they say are under attack with recent abortion legislation. The march started outside the St. Louis county courthouse and marched to the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial on First Street. The group in Duluth marched down First Street…

ME Elecmetal Hosts Open House

DULUTH, Minn.- ME Elecmetal hosted a manufacturing event at their Duluth location today, inviting the public to learn about the metal casting industry. The open house event welcomed employees and their families, along with anyone interested in metal casting to see the process of making their metal products. “We wanted to do manufacturing day today highlight the importance of manufacturing,…

New Video Application Makes Appearance at Catalyst

DULUTH, Minn.- The Catalyst Content Festival attracts creators from all over, but this year’s event featured a new vertical filmmaking phone application for content creators. Established in 2019, Rizzle is a short-form video platform that invites the public, actors, singers, writers, and more to use. “Rizzle is dedicated to having creators, filmmakers, writers, actors kind of put themselves out there…

Catalyst Festival Wraps Up with a Busy Day of Events

DULUTH, Minn.- The 2021 Catalyst Content Festival kicked off this past Wednesday and is wrapping up with a jam-packed Saturday full of table reads and educational panels. Story pitch workshops, media panels, and film screenings were among the many scheduled events spread across the Northland for the in-person festival. “Coming back to Duluth has helped us to reconnect with some…

Police: Duluth Standoff Suspect Also Accused of Attempted Armed Robbery in Superior

The 30-year-old man allegedly stole a vehicle, drove the wrong way on the Bong Bridge, and attempted to rob a bank at gun point in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Police Department released the timeline of crimes, including attempting to rob a bank at gunpoint in Superior, allegedly perpetrated by the suspect, Cody Lee Walker Nelson, 30, of Duluth, who was arrested Friday evening after a 7-hour standoff with the Duluth Police Department. According to a spokesperson with Superior Police, at about 12:43 p.m. Friday…

Duluth Police: Standoff Suspect Surrenders After Attempted Bank Robbery, Car Theft, Vehicle Pursuit

According to authorities, there were no injuries reported during the call.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 30-year-old male suspect who kept Duluth Police in a standoff for hours in an apartment building on Central Avenue was finally taken into custody after committing multiple crimes, according to authorities. Police say at 8:30 p.m. the man eventually surrendered and was apprehended. He was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries and then the St….

Economic Development Association of Minnesota Hosts Fall Conference

DULUTH, Minn.- The Economic Development Association of Minnesota hosted a three-day fall conference at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center that kicked off this past Wednesday. The conference featured a list of nearly 50 business leaders from a variety of industries to speak. The fall event invited members, non-members, and students to learn, network, and grow professionally. “A Different lens that…

Duluth Firefighters Show Support in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

DULUTH, Minn.- It is October 1st, and that doesn’t just mean we’re moving into the fall holidays, but it is now breast cancer awareness month, and local first responders are spreading awareness. The Duluth Fire Department and the Duluth Firefighters Local 101 display the importance of early prevention and detection of breast cancer by wearing official pink uniform shirts throughout…

John Ek and Whelp Fire Closure Lifted in the BWCAW

(Sarah Shapiro/USDA Forest Service via AP) DULUTH, Minn. – Forest officials say they are lifting the remaining closures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness effective today. The last of the closures were the John Ek and Whelp Fire closures which are being lifted because of the low fire activity and decreasing fire danger due to fall weather conditions and…

DECC to Offer Expanded COVID Testing Beginning Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health announced Friday afternoon it will offer expanded COVID-19 testing at the DECC starting Monday. COVID testing space will double from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet to accommodate the additional testing and staff. Testing will be available Monday through Saturday and beginning October 12, will be available Tuesday through Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome,…

Duluth Police in Standoff With “Armed and Dangerous Individual” in West Duluth

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – Multiple law enforcement agencies are in a standoff in West Duluth with an “armed and dangerous individual.” Officials say the Hermantown Police Department, Saint Louis County Sheriffs Department, Superior Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, and DPD’s Tactical Response Team are on scene at an apartment building on…

Duluth Firefighters, Local 101 to Wear Pink Shirts in October for Breast Cancer Awareness

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fire Department and the Duluth Firefighters Local 101 are teaming up for breast cancer awareness month. During the month of October, they will be wearing official pink uniform shirts for several years to bring awareness for prevention and early detection. The Department and Local 101 have worn the shirts for several years to support survivors…

A Day of Orange to Remember a Dark Time in History for Indigenous People

DULUTH, Minn. — A dark part of history that’s rarely talked about is finally having a light shined on it. Back in the 1800’s and 1900’s, indigenous children were taken from their families and forced into boarding schools for what could be described as an “ethnic cleansing”. This happened in both America and in Canada. Many of them suffered severe…

Catalyst Content Festival Underway in Duluth

On the last day, 23 awards will be presented to the best projects.

DULUTH, Minn. — The Catalyst Content Festival is underway in Duluth. The festival brings hundreds of submissions from all across the globe. It’s only the second time the festival has taken place in Duluth after officially moving to the city back in 2019. Participants say that this is the perfect place to have an event this size bringing more coverage…

Duluth Police Department Participating in ‘Red Ribbon Campaign’

The chief of police says it's all to spread awareness to community members about illicit drug use.

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Police Department, and other departments across the country in connection with the DEA are participating in the “Red Ribbon Campaign” throughout all of October. This week, magnets are on each squad card to honor a fallen DEA who was killed by drug traffickers in 1985. The chief of police says it’s all to spread awareness…

Duluth Fire Department and Duluth Veterinary Hospital Partner Up

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Fire Department is partnering up with Duluth Veterinary Hospital on London Road to provide care for the animals in the case of an emergency. First responders are stressing the need for more animal emergency kits, including oxygen masks, leashes, and medical supplies, to tend to animals. So far this year, the Duluth Fire Department has responded…

CHUM Food Shelf Needs Help for Thanksgiving

DULUTH, Minn.- The CHUM food shelf is asking for help as we approach the holidays. CHUM is planning on distributing 300 complete Thanksgiving meals for people in need and is asking for monetary donations from the public. The Duluth food shelf held a press conference earlier today, asking for help, as more and more people come to them for food…

MN BCA Provides Update in Duluth Officer-Involved Shooting

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota BCA has identified the deputy involved in the Tuesday morning in the Morgan Park neighborhood. The MN BCA says Deputy Jason Kuhnly discharged his firearm on September 28 injuring 29-year-old Jesse Ferrari. Kuhnly has been with the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office for eight years and is on standard administrative leave. No weapons were recovered…

Grandma’s Marathon 2022 Registration to Open Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – Registration for the 2022 Grandma’s Marathon opens tomorrow. Registration for all three weekend races is first-come-first-served and will open at 7:00 p.m. Race organizers say the 2022 Marathon will once again be at full capacity following the altered race plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re excited to be able to open registration again with a full…

Deer From Farm With Wasting Disease Wind Up in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State wildlife officials say two Minnesota farms received deer from a Wisconsin farm where chronic wasting disease was detected last month. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that the news was “extremely concerning” and the agency is “actively considering management responses” to the threat facing the state’s wild deer population. A recent report…

More Prison Inmates Vaccinated Than Corrections Employees

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Corrections has been more successful getting inmates immunized against the coronavirus than it has for its own employees, vaccination rates show. As of this week, about 80% of prisoners in Minnesota have been fully vaccinated, while the immunization rate for corrections employees is just over 65% and at some prisons, it’s…

UMD Student Sues The University of Minnesota Over Vaccine Mandate

DULUTH, Minn. – A University of Minnesota Duluth student has filed a lawsuit against the University of Minnesota System over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. According to court documents, the lawsuit, filed Wednesday, names the President of the University of Minnesota Joan Gabel, the U of M Board of Regents, and all five of the University of Minnesota campuses as defending…

Charges Filed in Duluth Officer-Involved Shooting Incident, BCA Investigating

DULUTH, Minn. – Formal charges have been filed against the Duluth man who was shot and injured Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting incident in Morgan Park. Jesse Logan Ferrari, 29, has been charged with felony fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and driving after revocation. According to the criminal complaint, a deputy was patrolling near Commonwealth Avenue in…

Longtime St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin Passes Torch To Kim Maki

DULUTH, Minn. – There was a moment in history Wednesday as longtime St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin passed the torch to the county’s next leader in prosecution and justice – Kim Maki. Dozens of people showed up outside the courthouse to watch the handover in power. Rubin has been the county attorney since 2010 with more than 42 years…

Lake Superior Art Glass Hosts Pumpkin Making Event

The shop is hosting a design your own glass pumpkin event.

DULUTH, Minn. — Lake Superior Art Glass is hosting their seasonal glass blowing event all throughout October. The shop is hosting a design your own glass pumpkin event. Organizers say, the 30-minute class is a great way for people to gain more experience in glass blowing and designing pumpkins. “There’s really so many ways different ways that you can design…

National Coffee Day in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn.- Today is National Coffee Day, and coffee shops across the Northland keep busy with their regular coffee drinkers. Every day is National Coffee Day for Amity Coffee on Superior Street. The family-owned coffee shop features local coffee companies, bringing a mix of flavors together, similar to how they value coffee and use it to get the community closer….

Students at Lake Superior College Celebrate Success

Roughly 250 students were able to connect with different resources on campus and in the community. 

DULUTH, Minn. — Students at Lake Superior College were out of class today to celebrate their success. It was the first time the college has had an event of this size since early 2020. Roughly 250 students were able to connect with different resources on campus and in the community. Organizers say, this allows them to see everything that Lake…

Union Members Join in Opposition of Proposed City Healthcare Changes

This comes on the heels of the city's proposed "Safer Duluth For All" budget plan. 

DULUTH, Minn. — Union members stood in solidarity outside of Duluth City Hall this afternoon in support of each other. This comes on the heels of the city’s proposed “Safer Duluth For All” budget plan. In that plan, a section could potentially change the city’s healthcare. Union members are not happy about this possible change. “To show that we are…