Minnesota

Trial Begins for Three I-94 Protesters Arrested in Castile Demostration

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Activists held a press conference Tuesday morning ahead of the first trial for the I-94 protesters (Fox 9)   ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – The first trial is set to begin Tuesday for some of the people arrested during protests on Interstate 94 last summer following the shooting death of Philando Castile. Three days after Castile was shot and killed…

Trans-Superior International Yacht Races Finishes in Duluth

The multi-day race starts in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

DULUTH, Minn. – Sailors racing in the Trans–Superior International Yacht Race are starting to sail into the Twin Ports. About 35 boats set sail from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and took part in the multi–day race that takes them through the center of Lake Superior, and finishes right here in Duluth. “The best part of sailing, especially distance racing, is…

Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Reopen at Voyageurs National Park

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – Five of Voyageurs National Park’s 276 visitor-use camping and houseboat sites are reopen after they were temporarily closed in May to protect bald eagle nesting pairs. The areas reopened include: Kabetogama Lake – Happy Landing Campsite, Camelback Island Campsite, Ek Bay Houseboat Site Namakan Lake – Hamilton Bay Campsite, Sexton Is. Campsite Each years since 1992,…

New art exhibit at Zeitgeist honors artist’s late sister

Gabriel Christopher Dee's exhibit runs through Labor Day

DULUTH, Minn. – A new art exhibit is on display at the Zeitgeist Arts Building in Downtown Duluth. Gabriel Christopher Dee’s exhibit is called Muse: Images of Women. The artwork heavily feature’s the artist’s sister, who recently lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. He says that working with his sister was a good way to remain connected to her. “While…

“Wolves At Our Door” Teaches Minnesotans Wolf Facts

The Traveling Outreach Program Stopped in Two Harbors on Monday

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – People in Two Harbors had the chance to learn all about wolves at the International Wolf Center’s program, “Wolves At Our Door.” The traveling outreach program helps Minnesotans understand wolves and the problems associated with them so they can learn to co-exist with the wild canines around them. “This is the animal that lives near me…

National Lighthouse Day Celebrated at Split Rock

Since 1989, August 7th Is Used to Recognize the Importance of Lighthouses

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – August 7th is National Lighthouse Day, when we pay tribute to the lighthouses along our shorelines. National Lighthouse Day is celebrated to honor the passing of the Lighthouse Act in 1789. That law put lighthouses under federal government control. Since 1989, today’s date has been used to recognize the importance of lighthouses to our country. At…

One Challenger Already for Sen. Klobuchar

State Rep. Newberger to Challenge Klobuchar

Jim NewbergerMINNEAPOLIS-State Rep. Jim Newberger is the first Republican to formally announce plans to take on Minnesota’s popular U.S. senator, Amy Klobuchar. Should Newberger win his party’s endorsement at next year’s state convention, the task of beating Klobuchar is a tall one. The Democratic senator beat her last two Republican opponents by double digits. And, she’s already raised nearly $6…

Minnesota Researchers Study the State’s Sex Buyers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Researchers in Minnesota have discovered that most sex buyers in the state are married, white men, with disposable income. Minnesota Public Radio reports that University of Minnesota researchers interviewed more than 150 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and social service employees for the study. The study found that the men tend to be between 30 and 50 years…

Don Baylor, World Series Champ with Twins, Dead at 68

PHOENIX – APRIL 08: Coach Don Baylor of the Colorado Rockies looks on during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 8, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 9-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Don Baylor, the 1979 American League MVP and a 1987 World Series champion with the Minnesota…

30 Acts Expected for Bayfront Blues Festival

Coffee Conversation: 29th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – Music will be filling Bayfront Festival Park this weekend for the 29th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival. Cyndee Parsons, the Media Relations Director, says out of the 30 acts expected there will be something for everyone. The festival starts up on Friday, August 11 and runs through Sunday, August 13. Following the performances on the main stages, a…

Minnesota Governor: Islamic Center IED Blast an ‘Act of Terrorism’

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (KMSP) – A group of state and national politicians gathered Sunday to see for themselves the damage caused by an improvised explosive device at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington just one day earlier. The blast went off during morning prayers around 5:00 a.m., shocking those gathered with plumes of smoke coming from a window near the…

Duluth for Clean Water Asking for Polymet Evidentiary Hearing

Organizers Will Send Letter to Governor, DNR Next Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Discussions for and against a proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in Northeast Minnesota continues. On Sunday, a Duluth environmental group held an event to gain support. According to Duluth for Clean Water officials, decisions could be made later this year on whether permits to mine are granted to the proposed PolyMet project. Before that happens, some in Duluth…

UPDATE: Missing Couple Found Dead

Ron and Mary Tarnowski Were Found in the Brookston Area

BROOKSTON, Minn. – The search for Ron and Mary Tarnowski had a tragic ending. The couple, missing since July 29th, was found Saturday by a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter west of U.S. Highway 2 near Brookston. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, though foul play isn’t suspected. The Tarnowskis were last seen in Duluth July 29th at the…

New Strategies In Place For Missing Duluth Couple Case

Command Center And Agencies State Wide Are Now On The Case

Saturday August 5th, It was day 8 of the missing Duluth couple Ron and Mary Tarnowski. Saturday hundreds gathered at the Tarnowski home in hopes that a search party would bring them home. “We are not giving up hope. We’re keeping our heads held high, we’re going to be strong, and we’re going to bring mom and dad home. But…

Explosion at Twin Cities Islamic Center

A Witness Saw Someone by the Imam's Window Before Blast

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Muslim American Society of Minnesota says that someone threw an explosive device that started a fire in the imam’s office at a mosque near Minneapolis. The society said in a statement that attendees extinguished the fire at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police say the explosion was reported at about 5 a.m. Saturday and there…

Lighthouse Days shows off historical importance of the unique structures

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center has many activities to celebrate lighthouses.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, The Lake Superior Maritime Museum celebrates lighthouses. Several days of activities are planned for the weekend, designed to teach visitors the role lighthouses played in keeping mariners safe on the water. “As technology has progressed, more and more lighthouses are being decommissioned and we don’t want to loose that important history,” museum director Denise Wolvin…

City On The Hill Music Fest

Setting Up For A Big Weekend

Duluth, Minn. Set up for the City on the Hill Music Festival is underway at Bayfront Park. Organizers say ticket sells are at an all–time high. They’re expecting over 5,000 thousand people both Friday and Saturday night. The concert consists of Christian bands that bring their up lifting songs for all to enjoy. “It’s a chance for families to get…

‘Night Of Mayhem’ Coming To Proctor Speedway Saturday

Reverse races, trailer races, and bus races and more

PROCTOR, Minn. – Chaos is coming to the Proctor Speedway this weekend. It’s the Mid–Summer Night of Mayhem this Saturday. The event features all kinds of destructive fun, from reverse races, trailer races, and the crowd favorite – the bus races. “There’s going to be buses rolling over, there’s going to be cars smashing into everything, there’s going to be…

Thomas the Tank Engine brings a friend to the Northland

Percy makes an appearance this year for Thomas's day out.

DULUTH, Minn. – A friendly face has made his way back to the Northland. Thomas the Tank Engine has made his way to The Depot in Duluth for the “Day out with Thomas” event this weekend. It features all kinds of family friendly activities, and this year, Thomas even brought a friend with him. ” said that Duluth was his…

Search Continues for Missing Couple

Ronald and Mary Tarnowski Were Last Seen July 29th

DULUTH, Minn. – Ronald and Mary Tarnowski were last seen Saturday, July 29th. On Wednesday, their son asked for the public’s help. “Any help to get my Mom and Dad home would be more than welcome,” saind Karl Tarnowski. For Karl, his wife Bev, his brother Kurt, and the rest of their family, not knowing where Ron and Mary are…

Cooking up a Cuban with The Rambler

Cooking Connection: Food Truck Season

DULUTH, Minn. – August is here and food truck season is well underway in Duluth. One mobile restaurant, The Rambler, has been seen around town and this morning owner Jonathan Reznick cooked with FOX 21’s William Seay. Reznick showed viewers the unique spin The Rambler puts on a classic cuban. The Rambler’s full schedule can be viewed on their website…

‘Martha’s Daughter’ Opening Soon In Downtown Duluth

New Restaurant To Open In Former Home Of Coney Island

DULUTH, Minn. – A new restaurant is planned for the old Superior Street Coney Island. The space is undergoing extensive renovations to soon become Martha’s Daughter. The new owner moved in about a month ago. She says Martha’s Daughter will serve globally inspired food sourced locally. “Having a local connection is very important to me,” said Nyanika Banda. “I know…

Spirit Valley Days Kick Off

Car Show In Remembrance Of Long Time Car Guy

Duluth, Minn. The weather was nice and Twin Ports residents sure seemed to have enjoyed it. Grand Avenue was jammed packed today. The first of a 5 day stretch celebrating west Duluth. “It’s very nice to have a gathering like this for multiple days because you get to see people that have moved away. They come back here to enjoy…

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…