Wisconsin

‘Meating’ Thanksgiving Demands

Superior Meats Busy with Meat Orders

SUPERIOR, Wis.- As Thanksgiving nears, area butchers are getting busy. Employees at Superior Meats say they’ve been about two dozen turkey orders a day, as well as one or two Turducken orders. “Lot of wow factor,” said Manager Benjamin Buchanan. “It’s a chicken stuffed inside a duck, stuffed inside a turkey. With our homemade wild rice stuffing in between the…

Wisconsin Company Gives Employees Revolvers for Christmas

Wolfgram Says he is not Worried About Workplace Violence

HORTONVILLE, Wis. – A Wisconsin company is giving employees revolvers for Christmas in what it says is an effort to promote personal safety and team building. Ben Wolfgram is co-owner of Hortonville-based BenShot. The company makes novelty glassware embedded with a bullet to make it look like it’s been shot. Wolfgram has 16 full-time employees, some of whom have never…

Want Tips On How To Start Your Own Small Business?

Small Business Workshops Offering Tips To Help Beginners Start Up In Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — A small business workshop kicked off today, providing tips on how you can start up your own business in Douglas County. Regional Cooking Instructor Arlene Coco lead Monday’s class on restaurant start-ups. “Everybody’s just in the listening stage. One of the best tips I give people when they are starting a business is to remember everything takes…

Students Pledge To Not Text & Drive

"It Can Wait Campaign" Focuses On Texting While Driving, With A Distracted Driving Simulator At Marshall School

DULUTH, Minn. — “It can wait” campaign highlighted the dangers of distracted driving to the students of Duluth Marshall School. About 250 attended and watched a video telling the true stories of Caleb and Forrest, who were killed by smartphone distracted driving. After the presentation students were encouraged to try out the distracted driving simulator and put their skills to…

Wisconsin District Investigates Boys’ Apparent Nazi Salute

Baraboo police are also investigating

1/2 Twitter Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption BARABOO, Wis. — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller says she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media. Mueller says the photo…

Winter Weather Hiking At Amnicon Falls

Head Outside For A Hike, Regardless Of The Snow & Colder Temperatures!

SOUTH RANGE, Wisc. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are headed outside for a hike, regardless of the snow and colder temperatures arriving! This only means State Parks become less crowded and beautiful! Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot on a hike through the park to see the beautiful falls! Don’t worry, being active in the chilly temperatures, will keep…

Pet Protection Tips For Winter Hazard Awareness Week

Dr. Matthew Severs with Superior Animal Hospital Offers Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe in Colder Months

SUPERIOR, Wis. – November 5 – 9 is officially Winter Hazard Awareness Week which means for humans, it’s time to think twice and make sure you’re prepared for the worst winter weather to hit the Northland. But local veterinarians also want to make sure you’re preparing your pets for hazardous conditions. According to PETA, there were at least 40 cold…

Wisconsin Goats Go Green

Lake Minnesuing Farm Led Goats on Plant Eating Parade

DULUTH, Minn.- While herds of Northlanders flocked to the polls for their civic duty, a herd of Northland Animals took the streets of Bennett Wisconsin, for their environmental duty. Breaking up the normal landscape of candidate signs on Bennett Road: goats on parade. Many are named after food: Sugar, Mama Coco, Maggie, Ginger, Ruby Tuesday, Devon, Mary Jane, Chippers, among…

Wisconsinites Head To The Polls To Deliver Their Verdict On The Midterms

Election Day In Wisconsin Brings Quick Lines With Numerous Volunteers Helping

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The race is on to the polls! The main concern for Wisconsin polling places are to keep the lines short to increase voter turnout. Superior election officials are dividing the tasks of election registrations at breakneck speed as numerous volunteers are helping out. The Chief Inspector in Douglas County Pamela Brokaw said, “It’s been very busy, there’s been…

Former First Lady Edith Wilson to Come Alive Friday in Superior

Douglas County Historical Society in Superior will Host "Edith Wilson," a Historic Political Performance for the Community on Friday, November 9

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Happening Friday, November 9, the Douglas County Historical Society will present “Edith Wilson” LIVE on stage. Accomplished actress Jessica Michna is a one-woman show bringing Edith Wilson to the history theater stage on the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and the end of WWI. Tony Tracy, Executive Director of the Historical Society says, “Edith played an amazing…

UMD Political Science Professor Discusses 2018 Midterm Elections

UMD Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Cindy Rugeley Breaks Down the Heated Political Races in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Election Day 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Election Day 2018. On Tuesday, November 6, millions of Americans are heading out to the polls to determine the winners of key races from coast to coast. Locally, Minnesotans and Wisconsinites have a jam packed ballot. Both Governor seats are up for grabs, and many House and Senate seats are also in the headlines. Dr. Cindy Rugeley,…

Historic Haunted Tours of the Raspberry Inn!

Join Twin Ports Paranormal and the Ricigliano's to hear all about the activity discovered in the house, the history and the cover up!

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — This weekend ONLY you have the opportunity to tour the old historic Raspberry Inn. The home is said to be haunted, with many accounts and stories surfacing from this old inn. Locals Brandon & Jasmine Ricigliano decided to buy it and save it. Brandon says, “After I started hearing the voice from the third floor that was…

Raspberry Inn Paranormal Investigation

Medium Lady Ocalat & Twin Ports Paranormal Investigate A Haunted Superior Wisconsin Home

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — In this week’s Northland Uncovered the Fox 21 morning crew goes on a paranormal investigation into the Raspberry Inn, with Medium & Psychic Lady Ocalat and Twin Ports Paranormal. NOTE: The FULL extended version of our investigation will be posted after 3pm tonight on this website and you can also find it on Meteorologist Brittney Merlot’s Facebook…

Pence set to Visit Northwestern Wisconsin

The Rally Will be Held as Valley Cartage

MADISON, Wis. – Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit Wisconsin this weekend to attend a campaign rally with Gov. Scott Walker. Walker’s campaign says Pence will join the governor for a late-morning rally Saturday at Valley Cartage, a trucking company in Hudson. Pence’s visit comes three days before Election Day, when Walker will face Democratic challenger Tony Evers….

Time Arc Theatre Begins New Season with Two One-Act Plays

Deer Hunting Enthusiasts Will Have the Chance to Poke Some Fun at the Past During Time Arc Theatre's Season Opener

  SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Time Arc Theatre, LLC, is inviting everyone in the community to check out their season opener in Superior with the production of two one-act plays starting Thursday, November 1. After three years of producing shows, Time Arc Theatre has grown to become an LLC with partners Kathy Laakso, Ed Johnson, John Center and Teddie Meronek. Laakso…

Northland Winter Weather Outlook 2018-2019

Wondering What This Northland Winter Has In Store? Check Out The Fox 21 Weather Teams Forecast

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is right around the corner.  Along with the parties, kids are getting ready for trick-or-treating.  But, Northlanders know that the weather can very well be more of a trick rather than a treat. Last year, just in time for Halloween weekend, more than ten inches of snow fell in Duluth.  While an inconvenience, that pales in…

Fall Fitness Fun at Fitoberfest

Strength Factory Gym Holds Event for the First Time

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A gym in Superior is starting a new fall tradition: Fitoberfest. The Strength Factory hosted the event for the first time on Sunday. Members of the gym competed in different strength events such as keg bowling, keg toss, kettlebell toss, and more. They ended the day at the Thirsty Pagan, where they shared some drinks and competed in…

Creepy Creatures at Superior Animal Hospital

Hospital Hosts Halloween-Themed Open House

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Who said Halloween was just for humans? Some Superior dogs certainly don’t think so. The Halloween Hounds showed up at Superior Animal Hospital for some tricks and treats, at their Open House. Humans could decorate their own cookies, get face paint, play games, and more. For a more detailed look at how the Animal Hospital works, families could…

A Library of Pure Imagination

Superior Public Library Hosts 9th Annual Library Trick or Treat

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Oompa Loompas transformed the Superior Public Library into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for their 9th annual Library Trick or Treat. One of the conference rooms was turned into the factory’s candy garden, and no Golden Ticket was needed for costumed kids to hitch a ride on Wonka’s chocolate river boat. “We got the Chocolate Factory, there you can…

New World War II Exhibit at Bong Center

New Exhibit Opens in Collaboration with CAF

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Northlanders can now get a new look at World War II at the Bong Veterans Historical Center. In collaboration with the Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron, the Bong opened a new exhibit tonight, featuring half of the collection that was previously at the Bong Airport. The museum says, it allows them to tell new stories from World War…

Dairyland Outdoor Veterans Retreat Keeps Evolving for Veterans and Their Families

As it grows the hope is to make it a popular destination for veterans and their families.

DANBURY, Wisc.- The Dairyland Outdoor Veterans Retreat (DOVR) was created to give veterans and their families an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. The retreat officially opened a few years ago and with the help of the Dairyland community it continues to make progress. The DOVR is about two years old and as it grows the hope is to make it…

Search for Missing Barron Teen Continues

Authorities in Barron Have Announced a $25,000 Reward

BARRON COUNTY, Wisc. – Authorities in Barron have now announced a $25,000 reward for those with information that could help find 13-year-old Jayme Closs. The teenager disappeared more than a week ago after her parents were found murdered in their home. No new evidence has been discovered during a search on Tuesday, but that has not stopped Jayme’s family from…

Council President: Health Department Under Investigation

Milwaukee Health Department Being Criminally Investigated

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The president of the Milwaukee Common Council says the city’s health department is being criminally investigated. Ashanti Hamilton’s revelation comes in response to another alderman who criticized Hamilton for failing to issue a subpoena compelling former health Commissioner Bevan Baker to testify at City Hall about the city’s troubled lead program. The Journal Sentinel reports Hamilton says…

Superior Animal Hospital to Host Open House Saturday

Calling all Costumed Canines and Cats! Superior Animal Hospital is Hosting a Halloween Open House Saturday, October 27

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Calling all canines and cats who enjoy dressing up! Superior Animal Hospital is set to host their Halloween Open House on Saturday, October 27 to celebrate the fall season with games, live surgeries, teddy bear surgeries, face painting, cooking decorating and much more. Photos will be encouraged as costumed animals enjoy the day of fun family-friendly activities….

Solon Springs Community Set to Raise Funds for Diabetes

The Fundraising Weekend will Kick Off Friday, October 27 and Conclude on Saturday, October 28 in Solon Springs, Wisconsin

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. – According to the Lake Superior Community Health Center, 27.5 percent per 100,000 people die from diabetes each year. To help raise awareness and funds for education of this topic, the Health Center is teaming up with the Solon Spring Lions Club to host the 2nd Annual ATV/Poker Run Fundraiser. The event is set to kick off…

Investigators Seek two Cars in Wisconsin Abduction

Sheriff Fitzgerald Says They are Looking for two Vehicles of Interest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Investigators searching for a Wisconsin girl whose parents were gunned down in their home are asking for help tracking down two vehicles. Authorities believe 13-year-old Jayme Closs was taken from her home near Barron on Oct. 15. Deputies found the home’s door kicked in and her parents shot to death. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said…

Barron Co. Sheriff’s Department Requesting 2,000 Volunteers for Tuesday Search

The Tip Line is 1-855-744-3879

(T’xer Zhon Kha/Herald-Times Reporter via AP)BARRON COUNTY, Wisc. – The Barron County Sheriff’s Department is once again requesting volunteers to assist in an expanded routine ground search for articles that may be related to the case of missing teenager Jayme Closs. According to the Sheriff’s Department Facebook page they are looking for 2,000 volunteers for a search on October 23….

Commemorative Air Force Exhibit to Open Thursday in Superior

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center will Host a Grand Opening Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center has teamed up over the past year with the Commemorative Air Force – Lake Superior Squadron (CAF), bringing a new exhibit to life in Superior. The Center is hosting a grand opening Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. with free beer and wine tasting for the public to enjoy. Hayes Scriven,…

Vigil Planned for Missing Wisconsin Teen, Unseen for a Week

Closs has not Been Seen Since October 15

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A small, rural community in western Wisconsin is planning a vigil for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were found shot to death in their home. A “Gathering of Hope” will take place Monday evening at Riverview Middle School in Barron for Jayme Closs, who hasn’t been seen since Oct. 15 . Deputies responding to a…

Man Dies When Duck-Hunting Boat Capsizes on Fox River

The Victim's Name has not yet Been Released

MARQUETTE, Wis. (AP) – A man has died after his duck-hunting boat capsized in high winds on the Fox River. The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office says authorities searched for the 52-year-old Princeton man near Puckaway Lake in the Town of Marquette and found his body in the water around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say the man was duck hunting…

Northland’s Trash is the Northland’s Treasure

Junk Sale at Superior Middle School

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Saturday Superior Middle School was filled with junk, but not the type to throw away. The “For the Love of Junk” sale took over the halls. It featured interesting baubles made in Superior and Duluth spread out for people’s enjoyment. “This is the second one where we haven’t done it as a fundraiser,” said Coordinator Shelly Wick….

Get Lost In A Corn Maze!

Oulu Wisconsin Features A Corn Maze, Flashlight & Haunted Maze, Games, Barn Animals, Snacks & Prizes!

OULU, Wis. — In this week’s Active Adventures, Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot gets us lost in a corn maze!  Just a short 40 minute ride from Duluth/Superior or 45 minutes from Ashland or Hayward. The field is tucked away in beautiful Bayfield county on Ken Johnson’s farm. When you get there, go right into the barn and get your ticket…

Volunteers Look for Clues in Search for Wisconsin Girl

Jayme Closs has Been Ruled out as a Suspect

BARRON, Wis. (AP) – One hundred volunteers in a Wisconsin town where a teenage girl went missing are scouring the area for pieces of evidence that can provide clues to the girl’s disappearance and her parents’ death. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald requested the volunteers Thursday afternoon as the search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs continues. She has been missing since…

Cranberry Brie Pinwheel, Easy Fun Fall Appetizer

Easy To Cook & Serve Fall Pinwheels Tought From A Private Cooking Instructor You'll Want Lessons From!

DULUTH, Min. — Cooking Connection with Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot and Private Instructor Arlene Coco! This week we are cooking up a Cranberry Brie Pinwheel that is perfect for appetizers, parties and the holidays! RECIPE: Cranberry Brie Pinwheels Makes 12 Servings Yield: 2 dozen This recipe is a starting point for countless variations. Think cheddar cheese, pesto, and other delicious…

Trip Around the World at UWS

Cultures Around the World Event Held in Library

SUPERIOR, Wis.-University of Wisconsin-Superior was a melting pot of different cultures tonight, as they held its 3rd annual Cultures Around the World event on Wednesday. The upper floor of the Jim Dan Hill Library became filled with cultural games, different languages, and brightly colored garb. Organizers say while the event was marketed towards kids, any age can benefit from it….

Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin Girl’s Parents Were Shot to Death

The Autopsies Were Completed Wednesday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death and they believe she was in the home at the time. Police have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since early Monday, when deputies responding to a 911 call from her home in Barron found her parents, James and Denise Closs, dead in the house….

Superior City Councilors Make A Push To Hire More Firefighters

The total cost for three firefighters would be $270,000 a year. 

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior City Councilors Craig Sutherland and Brent Fennessey want to fund three new firefighter positions to the department. They say it’s all about safety and restoring positions cut in past budgets. The total cost for three firefighters would be $270,000 a year, according to Mayor Jim Paine. Councilor Fennessey tells us a majority of the funding, $173,000 would come from the Oil Pipeline Terminal Tax…

The Latest: Sheriff Dismisses Miami tip in Missing Girl Case

Jayme was Last Seen Sunday Afternoon

BARRON, Wis. (AP) -Authorities looking for a missing Wisconsin teenager whose parents were found dead in their home say a tip placing the girl’s whereabouts in Miami is not credible. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said during a Tuesday afternoon briefing that Miami police tweeted the information without consulting with Wisconsin investigators. Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs…

Superior Elks to Host Halloween Bash Fundraiser

The Superior Elks' Fundraiser will Benefit the Challenege Center in Superior this Year

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Residents in the Twin Ports area have the chance to mingle with “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” during the Superior Elks Lodge 403 Halloween Bash Saturday, October 20. This year’s event is serving as a fundraiser for the Challenge Center in Superior, a nonprofit organization offering supportive services to more than 20 people with special needs in the community….

Strength Factory to Host First Ever Fitoberfest in Superior

In this Week's Coffee Conversation, Strength Factory Owner Kelly Kellar Chats About the Upcoming Fitoberfest Happening Sunday, October 28

SUPERIOR, Wis. – What better way to celebrate the Halloween holiday than with a spooktacular workout and a little treat afterwards? The Strength Factory in Superior is set to host their first ever Fitoberfest event on Sunday, October 28 from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration is still open. It costs $22.00 dollars to register before Sunday, October 21. Registration will also…

Superior Spectacularly Spooked at North End Days

Spooktacular Parade Took the Streets

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The streets of Superior were full of ghastly ghouls, pretty princesses, and stupendous superheroes, as everyone came out in their trick or treat best, to ring in Halloween. For the first time ever, the Superior Spooktacular became a fixture of North End Days. And it seems all of Superior came out for this festival of fall fun. “I think…

Relief from Superior During Fire of 1918

City Across the Bridge Took in Refugees

DULUTH, Minn.- The Fire of 1918 sent up a bellowing smoke cloud of history, that is still being explored today. And that smoke cloud encompassed Superior as well. As the Douglas County Historical Society found out, for those caught in the flames on that fateful day, Superior ended up being a safe haven. “Over 5,000 people came on 98 train…

North End Days Celebration In Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior is getting ready for a good time. Friday kicks off North End Days. It’s two days full of fun, music and food. It starts with the Goin’ Postal Art and Music Festival and a drive-thru movie screening of Monster’s, Inc. It all leads up to the Spooktacular Parade on Saturday and other Halloween themed activities. Kids can…

Rake Leaves Into A Jumbo Spider Leaf Bag! Perfect Halloween Decoration Family Fun!

Brittney Merlot Turns Fall Chores Into A Workout & Art!

DULUTH, Min. – After strong winds topped 64mph on Wednesday’s storm, many leaves have fallen off of the trees. So we need to turn that chore of raking into something fun! In this week’s Active Adventures we are building a Halloween Spider leaf bag with Meteorologist Brittney Merlot. If you make one of your own this weekend, be sure to…

New Police Program Provides Hope to Addicts

Superior Police Department Launches 'Pathways to Hope'

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Police Department is launching a new pilot program, to give people battling drug addiction a choice over their fate. The “Pathways to Hope” program offers eligible offenders a choice of going to jail, or going through rehab for their addiction, with costs covered for the under-insured and the uninsured. Transportation will also be provided, to get…

All That Jazz! Tri-State Jazz Festival

Staff say they believe this festival may help encourage students to pursue their education in music at UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – High school students from across the Northland have an opportunity to learn and play with the best during the Tri-State Jazz Band Festival at University of Wisconson-Superior (UWS). Students spent the day rehearsing for a joint concert tonight with the UWS jazz band. The concert is at the Thorpe Langley Auditorium at UWS. Each year talented students…

Ratatouille: Flavorful & Low Calorie Fall Dish

Cooking Lessons With Merlot & Coco

COOKING CONNECTION: This week we have Arlene Coco, a professional cooking instructor, teaching Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot how to make Ratatouille! RECIPE: This technique can be used for winter vegetables and tubers as well. Equipment: 9×13 pan or 14 inch black iron skillet 2 red onions can be substituted for yellow onions to add more color. 3 medium zucchini 3…

Two Injured When Neighboring House Explodes

Two Neighboring Homes Were Damaged

HARRISON, Wis. (AP) – Two people have been injured when a neighboring house exploded in eastern Wisconsin. Calumet County sheriff’s officials say the two women who were hurt were in one of two other homes that were damaged when the house exploded in Harrison about 8 a.m. Wednesday. No one was home at the house that exploded. WLUK-TV reports the…

First Indigenous People’s Day at UWS

University Officially Declares the Day, Honors Natives with Medicine Wheel

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Columbus Day has been recognized as a national holiday for more than 80 years. But many places around the country are flipping the script and celebrating today as Indigenous People’s Day. Here in Minnesota there are 13 recognized Native American tribes, and in Wisconsin, 11. They, like their fellow indigenous people across the country, have occupied this land…

Wisconsin Hospitals see Unpaid Medical Bills Rise to $1B

The Report Does not Explain the Increase

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin Hospital Association report shows that the state’s hospitals have seen an increase in unpaid medical bills that’s topped a billion dollars. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 150 Wisconsin hospitals had a total of $1.1 billion in uncompensated health care services in 2017, up 14 percent from 2016. The figure includes charity care and bad…