Wisconsin

Find the Perfect Summer Camp through Annual Extravaganza

3rd Annual Summer Camp Extravaganza

DULUTH, Minn. – We’re at the tail end of winter and people of all ages are eager to get back outdoors to enjoy everything the Northland has to offer. Luckily. the Miller Hill Mall is stepping in to help. The 3rd Annual Summer Camp Extravaganza is taking place on Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event…

Keeping the Hive Alive During Winter

It Takes At Least 90 Pounds of Honey to Keep a Colony of Bees Alive Throughout the Winter

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – When you think of honey, a cute plastic bottle shaped like a bear probably comes to mind. But do you ever stop to think about how much work it took to produce the product? In just a few short weeks, snow will melt and flowers will force their way from the ground. You may think a honeybee…

Duluth company selling U.S. Olympic Curling apparel sees rise in sales

Let's Play the Curling is seeing increased interest in their apparel after U.S. Olympic gold win

DULUTH, Minn. –  Curling fever is taking over the United States, after Team Shuster took home Olympic gold last month. As Shuster and the team are off on a national media tour, fans have noticed some of the apparel they have been wearing. Sweatshirts and t–shirts were created by a  business here in Duluth called Let’s Play The Curling as…

Second-Highest March Lake Superior Water Levels

Higher water levels creates some risk for damage

DULUTH, Minn. – With more perpetration in the great lakes region over the last few months, Lake Superior, along with the other Great Lakes, are seeing higher than the average water levels. According to a report from the Army Corps of Engineers, levels are more than a foot higher than they were compared to last year. “It’s high, but right now…

Holocaust Survivor Visits Superior Middle School Students

Holocaust Survivor Fred Amram's book is titled We're in America Now.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Every year eighth graders at Superior Middle School study the Holocaust. Right now the students are learning about the every day life of holocaust victims. Students received special insight from Author and Holocaust Survivor Fred Amram. The students’ teacher tells us this face–to–face interaction is very powerful for students and teaches them to think about their impact on the world. “Some of my students have come up with various community service…

City of Superior hosts listening session with business community

Local business leaders took part in a discussion about ways to improve the city's economy

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The City of Superior held another in a series of listening sessions on Monday.  The city has been hosting listening sessions with different demographic groups to get a feel for what the community likes about Superior, as well as address areas in which the city could improve. ” is already a great place to work, play and live,”…

H.O.T.D.I.S.H. Militia kicks off fundraising event

The organization is raising money to help women receive care at the Women's Health Center

DULUTH, Minn. – A group known as H.O.T.D.I.S.H Militia hosted a kick-off event for their Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser, which will happen Apr. 14. The group is raising money to support women looking to receive care at the Women’s Health Center, but who cannot afford the out–of–pocket costs on their own. “The Women’s Health Center is the only abortion care provider in the…

Stride, Ride, Glide Tri Helping Preserve Trails at Superior Municipal Forest

The organizer called this year's Stride, Ride, Glide Tri the resurrection of the race.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Superior Municipal Forest held its Stride, Ride, Glide Tri outdoor event where you run, bike and ski for a purpose. The money raised from the triathlon goes toward grooming equipment to maintain the trails at Superior Municipal Forest. The race began in 2002 and organizers say it gives people the chance to see all parts of…

Stride, Ride, Glide Triathlon in Superior Sunday

This is the Second Time the Triathlon is Being Organized by Duluthian Eve Graves

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – If you’re looking to run, bike and ski this weekend you’re in luck. The Stride, Ride and Glide Winter Triathlon is happening Sunday in Superior. The race is being organized by Duluthian Eve Graves. This is the second time Graves has put together this type of triathlon, with the first one happening in 2002 in the Twin…

Superior High School Students Protest Against Gun Violence

Students said the protest was them also exercising their First Amendment rights.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Students from Superior High School took their concerns on gun violence to the streets, doubling down on similar protests that took place earlier in the week at the schools there. A small group came together with one powerful message. One student says she remembers hearing about school shootings in the fourth grade and she couldn’t do much back then, but now she…

Ice-O-Ramma the Northland Fishing Tournament Tradition

Ice-O-Ramma has been held for over 30 years.

ASHLAND, Wis.- The competition is tough on the Chequamegon Bay near Ashland, Wisconsin this weekend.  The annual Ice–O–Ramma kicks off on Saturday.  The weekend long competition is a tradition of over 30 years. Fishermen compete to catch one of the five categories of fish. “People that come back, families that have reunions around it,” River Rock Inn and Bait Shop…

Outdoor Hockey Season Comes to an End

The ice rinks in Superior are closed until next winter.

Superior, Wis.-It’s the end of the season for outdoor ice hockey in Superior. Friday is the last day the rinks will be open. Officials say with the spring like conditions lately, the ice wasn’t ideal. However officials in Duluth say they’re hoping for one more good hockey weekend. Bayfront rink will remain open and be reassessed on Monday. Categories: Community,…

Local Students Hold Peaceful Protest Asking for Change

The students at Superior Middle School held a walk-out to honor the students who were shot and killed in Florida

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Students at Stoneman Douglas High School returned to classes for the first time since the shooting massacre, Superior Middle School students made their voices heard. The students at Superior Middle School held a walk-out to honor the students who were shot and killed in Florida. It was also a time to talk gun regulations, mental health, and school safety….

Thousands Expected at 10th Annual Duluth Women’s Expo

The Annual Expo is This Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – The 10th Annual Duluth Women’s Expo is taking place this weekend and this year it’s expected to be even bigger and better than ever before. On Saturday, March 3 thousands of women will fill the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to attend the event. Featuring more than 100 exhibitors, attendees can find anything relating to security and self-defense,…

Registration for Twin Ports Pro Development Camp Opens Thursday

Camp is Designed to Give Young Players the Highest Level of Instruction in the Northland

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Young hockey players in the Northland will once again get the chance to skate with and learn from professional hockey players. The 3rd Annual Twin Ports Pro Development Camp is coming up June 25-29. Professional hockey players Andy Welinski, Brett Olson, Mike Sislo, and Adam Krause will be instructing the players. The camp is for boys and…

UWS Administrators’ Emails About Program Cuts Released

AFT Wisconsin Union Says Emails Prove Administration Broke Rules

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The AFT Wisconsin Workers Union has released emails which they say prove UW-Superior Administration knowingly broke rules when they suspended twenty-five academic programs last October. The union, which some UWS faculty members are a part of, made an open records request for the emails as part of a lawsuit they were considering. They will not follow through…

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Signs Health Insurance Bill

$200 Million Given to Wisconsin Healthcare Market

MADISON, Wis.-Scott Walker has signed into law a $200 million measure designed to stabilize the health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin. Walker signed the reinsurance bill less than 24 hours after fellow Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel joined with 19 other states in filing a federal lawsuit in Texas. The lawsuit argues that the individual mandate…

Annual Job and Internship Fair Offers Opportunities to Northland Community

Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you’re eager to find a job or interested in learning more about a new career path, The University of Wisconsin-Superior can help you do so this week.   The Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair is being held Thursday, March 1 at the Yellowjacket Union on UW-Superior’s campus. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….

Special Report: Flying High With Life Link’s Life Savers

DULUTH, Minn. – Police, fire and medical are three professions where people are trained to help us – often during the worst times of our lives. In a special report called “Life Savers,” FOX 21’s Dan Hanger introduces you to some of the men and women who not only help on the ground but also thousands of feet in the air….

Update on Can of Worms Construction Plans

The Department of Minnesota says the project aims to fix the current visibility problems.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced new updates for Duluth’s Can of Worms formally known as the Twin Ports Interchange. Right now the interchange is a visibility concern. Monday officials proposed more options, such as relocating the northbound Highway 53 ramp from 20th Avenue West to 21st Avenue West. Officials say other ideas include entirely different interchange designs…

Duluth curling community prepares to welcome home Olympic team

The Duluth Curling Club is celebrating the return of Team U.S.A. at the Duluth International Airport on Monday - All are invited to join

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth curling community is excited to welcome home their Olympic athletes on Monday. The U.S.A curling team boarded a plane in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday, preparing for 27 hours worth of travel. The Duluth Curling Club is organizing a welcome party for the teams as they make their way to the Duluth International Airport. While…

Skiers Compete in the 44th American Birkebeiner

More than 13,000 skiers compete in the races in Hayward, Wisc.

HAYWARD, Wisc. – Every year, when the conditions are right, the small town of Hayward, Wi., comes alive. More than 13,000 skiers take to the trails to compete in the American Birkebeiner, also known as the Birkie, which takes them from starting line in Cable, Wi., to the finish on Hayward’s Main Street. “This is my 17th Birkie and I feel…

Special “Birkie Brew-Ski” Released This Weekend

It's Not Only A Beer To Celebrate Finishing The Race, But A Historical Story Is Told On The Can Itself!

HAYWARD, Wis. — Birkie weekend is finally here and near 8” of fresh snow has fallen in Hayward, Wisconsin overnight! Birkie Fever is in full throttle as the Kortelopet and Prince Haakon took place this morning and afternoon. Tomorrow the iconic American Birkebeiner race kicks off and there is something special brewing in Hayward this year. Special addition, first year…

Thousands Prepare for 44th American Birkebeiner

The Main Race Starts Saturday Morning in Cable with Skiers Finishing in Hayward

HAYWARD, Wisc. – After months of planning and preparation, over 11,000 skiers and more than 30,000 spectators are arriving in Hayward, Wisconsin for the 44th running of the American Birkebeiner. The race was first ran in Hayward back in 1973 and excitement continues to grow worldwide every year. It doesn’t happen everyday, but once a year tens of thousands of…

Local Car Dealership Deals With Snow Cleanup

For Kari Toyota employees the day after heavy snowfall means clearing the vehicles off.

DULUTH, Minn. – No was exempt from the recent snowstorm. The snow has stopped for now but the work continues long after. Workers at a car  dealership in Superior got to work early this morning clearing snow to make it easier for their customers. For Kari Toyota employees the day after heavy snowfall means clearing the vehicles off. Then depending on…

Historic Superior Property Restored As Empire Block Apartments

It took the developers one year to restore the property.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – A historic 125–year–old property in downtown Superior is now the site of a new apartment building. The Empire Block Apartments are located on the 1200 block of Tower Avenue. The building has 15 residential units. Each of the one, two and three bedroom apartments are all unique with new amenities. The large windows will give tenants great views…

Northland Native Writes & Directs Holocaust Play

Historical Play Performed at UW-Superior This Weekend

SUPERIOR, Wis. – An original play written from the view of children who experienced the holocaust is being performed at UW-Superior this weekend. “Children of the Holocaust” will be performed in the Manion Theatre on the UW-Superior campus. Performances will take place on Feb. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. This original script, which…

Local Farmers and Producers Celebrate CSA Programs Friday

National CSA Day Connects Farmers and Community

BAYFIELD, Wis. – Community-supported agriculture is something many Northlanders take part in. Friday, February 23 is National CSA Day. This morning, Lake Superior CSA Manager Evan Flom and farmer Chris Duke visited FOX 21 to talk about the importance of CSAs and this national day. This day gives farmers and food producers an opportunity to connect the local community with…

Police Officers Bond With Community Over Hockey

The Superior Police Department invited the community to team up and play some floor hockey.

DULUTH, Minn.- Officers with the Superior Police Department bonded with community members over some friendly competition. The Superior Police Officers invited people to gear up for some floor hockey.  Police officers took a night off from patrolling the streets and patrolled the hockey puck.  Kids and officers lined up next to the full court, waiting for a chance to hop back…

Northalnders dig way out of snow as it falls

Kevin Bowditch actually likes it

DULUTH, Minn. – With the snow piling up pretty nicely, people have been shoveling away on this President’s Day. Digging out, clearing pathways, all common as the snow just hasn’t let up for some. And for Northlander Kevin Bowditch, it’s no big thing. He actually likes all this snow. “It’s just kind of something to do. I enjoy shoveling. Always…

Bon Iver Manager to Run for Duffy’s Seat

Multiple Democrats Come Forward Against Duffy

WAUSAU, Wis.-The manager of indie folk band Bon Iver is planning to run for the Wisconsin congressional seat currently held by Republican Sean Duffy. Kyle Frenette is the founder of Middle West Management. He’s managed two-time Grammy award winner Bon Iver and founder Justin Vernon since 2007. USA Today Network-Wisconsin says Frenette has submitted his candidacy to run as a…

Original Picasso Print Stolen From Milwaukee Art Gallery

Printed Valued at $50,000

MILWAUKEE-An original Pablo Picasso print worth up to an estimated $50,000 was stolen from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery. WITI-TV reports appraiser Bill DeLind says his business partner noticed the original 1949 print was missing from DeLind Fine Art Appraisals on Friday. Picasso only did 30 of the prints and signed each with a green crayon in the lower right…

Wisconsin Legislature to Vote on Reinsurance, Tax Cuts

Welfare Overhaul Could be Voted on This Week in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis.-In a mad dash to the finish, the Wisconsin Legislature this week planned to take several votes on key bills touching on insurance costs, tax cuts and welfare overhaul. Both the Senate and Assembly were scheduled to vote this week on Gov. Scott Walker’s $200 million plan to create a reinsurance fund designed to lower premium costs for people…

Report: Wisconsin Electricity Prices High, Usage Low

Wisconsin Residents Have an Average Annual Electrical Bill of $1,153

LA CROSSE, Wis.-A new report says that Wisconsin has some of the highest electricity prices in the country despite the average customer spending far less on the utility than in most states. The La Crosse Tribune reports that the U.S. Energy Information Administration released the data this week that shows the average residential price for a kilowatt of electricity in…

Minnesota Man Dies in Snowmobile Crash

Crash Occurred in Washburn, WI

WASHBURN, Wis. – A man is dead following a snowmobile crash over the weekend. The crash happened Saturday, February 17 just before 2:00 a.m. The Bayfield County 911 Communication Center got the call regarding the crash at 1:58 a.m. The crash happened on Pajala Road near Forest Road 690 in the Town of Washburn. It was reported that one snowmobile…

Wisconsin Assembly OKs Restrictions on Food Stamp Junk Food

Measure Has Been Sent to Wisconsin Senate

MADISON, Wis.-The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a Republican bill that would create a pilot program to prohibit the use of food stamps for purchasing junk food. The Assembly passed the proposal on a voice vote Thursday, sending the measure on to the Senate. The bill would require the state to identify food and beverages that lack nutritional value and restrict…

Birkie Preparations Underway

Full installation of the infamous American Birkebeiner International Bridge will begin next week.

DULUTH, Minn.- Northern Wisconsin is preparing for the American Birkebeiner. Racers are anxious for trail condition updates and nearly 25 hundred volunteers are working to make it happen. “I think it’s beyond anybody’s wildest dreams, certainly we know the impact for Hayward, we know the impact for Cable,” executive director Ben Popp said. “We also know what it means to…

Final Superior Superintendent Candidates Answer Public Questions

The new superintendent will be announced late Tuesday night.

SUPERIOR, Wis., Tuesday night  a new superintendent will be chosen for the Superior School District. Dennis Goodwin, Francis Redmond and Amy Starzecki are all in the running. The  school board and community members are asking the finalists an array of questions from handling funding issues to communication with the public. “I’ll say visibility is a big one, meeting with the…

Walker Plan to Lower Insurance Rates Wins Committee Approval

Could be Approved by Full Legislature Next Week

MADISON, Wis.-Gov. Scott Walker’s $200 million plan to help lower premiums for people buying insurance on the private marketplace has won bipartisan approval from a key legislative committee. The budget-writing Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday voted 13-3 to pass the bill, setting it up for approval by the full Legislature as soon as next week. The measure has found broad…

Margaret Engebretson Announces Run for Congress in Wisconsin’s 7th District

The Democrat Will Challenge Incumbent GOP Congressman Sean Duffy

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Democrat Margaret Engebretson announced her candidacy to represent Wisconsin’s Seventh District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Engebretson is the first Democrat to officially enter the race against Republican Congressman Sean Duffy. The Navy veteran is a UW-Superior graduate and now works as an attorney in Balsam Lake. She says she’s running for Congress to represent the…

Hockey Players fill Outdoor Rinks Celebrating the Community

Hockey Night is an annual event at the Superior's outdoor ice rinks.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  It’s hockey night in Superior, and the city’s rinks are full of all ages enjoying the outdoor ice. Hockey night is an annual event put on by the Superior Spartans and the UWS Yellowjackets. Players from each team hit the ice to skate with the community. The hockey players pass the puck or even offer tips to the…

Superior May Receive Million Dollar Investment Through Capital Improvement Program

About $60,000 could also could go toward improving parks.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Millions of dollars could be invested into the city of Superior if changes are made to its Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The mayor is asking the City Council to allocate funds to improve everything from the streets and sidewalks to police squad cars. The Superior City Council is expected to formally adopt the 2019 CIP and tentatively…

UWS Invites Students to Help Build the Kindness Quilt

The supplies are provided in select offices on campus.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The University of Wisconsin Superior is asking students to tap into their creative side to show kindness on campus. The Kindness Quilt has become a UWS tradition. During the month of February students, faculty, and families on campus are invited to decorate a felt square to represent equality. The supplies are located on campus at the Veterans and…

Superior Younkers Announces Closing

Closing sales will start in February.

Superior, Wis. – Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced today it will be closing the Younkers in Superior at the Mariner Mall.  This comes as the retailer released plans to close 47 locations nationwide during the early part of 2018.  The stores closing will include locations under all of the company’s nameplates, such as Herberger’s, Carson’s, Bergner’s, and Younkers. The store closing…

Superior Sister City Celebrates 20th Year

Students are fundraising to make a trip to the Sister City

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  The Superior Sister City is celebrating a 20 year relationship with Ami Machi, Japan. Monday night kids in the Superior School District are getting a taste of another culture. The Japanese New Year was honored Monday night. Families tasted exotic foods. learned origami, and dress up in kimonos. “Just to be a kid from this area and have the…

Western Wisconsin had Most Farm Bankruptcies in the US

28 Bankruptcy Cases for Farms in Wisconsin in 2017

MADISON, Wis.-Federal court data show that a Wisconsin district had the highest amount of farm bankruptcies in the country last year. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Western District of Wisconsin had 28 farm bankruptcy cases in 2017. The district is made up of 44 counties and includes more than half of the state’s geographic area. There are 94 federal…