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Morning Update March 23, 2022

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Join FOX 21’s Natalie Noury and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Categories: Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update, Wisconsin Tags: Ken Slama, midday update, Natalie Noury, News, news update, weather

Wisconsin Dad Wants Cop Charged For Restraint Of Daughter

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin father is demanding that prosecutors charge an off-duty police officer who appears to have briefly pressed his knee into his 12-year-old daughter’s neck similar to how Derek Chauvin restrained George Floyd. Surveillance video appears to show off-duty Kenosha Police Officer Shawn Guetschow press his knee into Jerrel Perez’s daughter’s neck for about 25 seconds…

Wisconsin Anglers Ready For Steelhead Trout Opener On Brule River

A late-season storm is on its way, but anglers are getting anxious for this weekend’s steelhead trout opener in Wisconsin. The owner of Great Lakes Fly Shop, John Fehnel, says fly fishing this early in the season isn’t the easiest because many rivers are still iced up, but the diehards will get out this weekend on the popular Brule River,…

Video Shows Cop Kneeling on Wisconsin Student’s Neck While Breaking Up Fight

The girl’s father has called for criminal charges against the officer for using a type of restraint that was banned for Wisconsin law enforcement officers last year.

KENOSHA, Wis. – School officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, released surveillance footage that shows an off-duty police officer putting his knee on a 12-year-old girl’s neck to restrain her amid a lunchtime fight. The Kenosha Unified School District released redacted footage of the March 4 fight on Friday. It shows Kenosha officer Shawn Guetschow intervening in the fight and then scuffling…

Midday Update March 16th, 2022

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Join FOX 21’s Natalie Noury and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Categories: Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update, Wisconsin Tags: Ken Slama, midday update, Natalie Noury, News, news update, weather

Bock Fest Brings German Beer, Goats Back to Earth Rider

People could try some bock beer, a German-style lager traditionally brewed in springtime and poked with a hot poker to enhance the flavor.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- What goes better with a glass of beer than a furry goat? The two went hand in hand at Earth Rider Brewery’s annual Bock Fest. The German-themed event included BBQ and brats and beer tours. Also, people could try some bock beer, a German-style lager traditionally brewed in springtime and poked with a hot poker to enhance the…

1st Annual Hunger Bowl Twin Ports Raises $60k for Second Harvest Food Bank

Nearly 50 insurance agencies across town have been accepting food and cash donations the last few weeks.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The first-ever Hunger Bowl Twin Ports filled up the newly remodeled Superior Lanes. The food and fun drive raised about $60,000 and many pounds of food. Nearly 50 insurance agencies across town have been accepting food and cash donations the last few weeks. Those with the Food Bank say they were grateful to see the outpouring of community…

Evers Authorizes Pay Raises for Wisconsin Prison Workers

(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Tony Evers’ administration is giving prison workers a temporary pay raise. The governor announced Friday that prison guards, psychiatrists and supervisors will be getting a $3-an-hour raise beginning Sunday. The governor said the corrections system faces high vacancy rates and the pay increase will help retain and attract workers….

Gronk’s in Superior Busy for Fish Fry Fridays

Over at Gronks off Highway 53 in Superior, their fish fry includes deep-fried Alaskan cod and catfish along with sides of potatoes or coleslaw.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s the second Friday of lent and many people are biting at local restaurants’ fish fry. Over at Gronks off Highway 53 in Superior, their fish fry includes deep-fried Alaskan cod and catfish along with sides of potatoes or coleslaw. Staff say the seasonal offering keeps them busy all day. “Especially being in Northern Wisconsin the Friday night…

Blaze the Black Bear Named Mascot of New Northwood College in Superior

WITC became a Northwood campus back in August.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- There’s a new furry face making its home at the new Northwood Technical College formerly WITC in Superior. Blaze the Bear is the new mascot after a 2-year-long student selection process. While they don’t have sports at the technical college, students compete with their skills in nursing, business, and more on the statewide and national levels. So they…

UW President Visits Site of Future One-Stop Business Site

SUPERIOR, Wis. — On his tour of the 13 UW schools system President Tommy Thompson stopped at UWS to visit the site of a future business center. The former post office on Tower Ave is becoming a one stop business center. Thompson expressed that economic development is a main priority for the state of Wisconsin, especially when sending new graduates…

Midday Update March 10, 2022

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, March 10, 2022

Join FOX 21’s Natalie Noury and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, March 10, 2022. Categories: Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update, Wisconsin Tags: Ken Slama, midday update, Natalie Noury, News, news update, weather

Gov. Evers Approves Funds To Improve 900 Miles of Public Roads for 2022

MADISON, Wis. – On Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers along with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced over $300,000 in state funds to maintain and improve public roads across the state. The funds were made available through the County Forest Aids program and will help maintain roads in 24 counties throughout the state. “In just three years, we’ve made major headway…

Cause Of Superior Warehouse Fire Ruled ‘Undetermined’

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Fire Department has ended its investigation without a cause of a massive January warehouse fire that took down two historic buildings on the city’s North End near the Blatnik Bridge. Camron Vollbrecht, battalion chief for the Superior Fire Department, said investigators were able to determine the fire appears to have started in the northern half…

Midday Update 3-9-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Join FOX 21’s Natalie Noury and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Categories: Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update, Wisconsin Tags: Ken Slama, midday update, Natalie Noury, News, news update, weather

Morning Update 3-9-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Join FOX 21’s Natalie Noury and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Categories: Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update, Weather in the News, Wisconsin Tags: Ken Slama, midday update, Natalie Noury, News, news update, weather

Coffee Conversation: ShamROCK the House with 9th Annual Shamrock Shake Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities

DULUTH, Minn.- March is here, and so are some favorite green seasonal treats. 225 McDonald’s Restaurants in the upper Midwest are back with the 9th Annual Shamrock Shake Fundraiser, “ShamROCK THE HOUSE!” From March 7-17 McDonald’s owner/operators in MN, western WI, and Ironwood will donate 25 cents of every Shamrock Shake and Oreo Shamrock McFlurry sold to Ronald McDonald House…

Bucktales Cantina & Grill Moving To Former Shorty’s Building In Downtown Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A popular downtown Superior restaurant known as Shorty’s closed suddenly last June, but the space is about to get new life and new flavor. Dee Morales, owner of Bucktales Cantina & Grill in Pattison Park, finalized the purchase of the Shorty’s building on Tower Avenue a couple weeks ago. Morales said while it’s a big task to…

Community Pictures Of Duluth’s Lift Bridge, Other Structures Lit For Ukraine

DULUTH, Minn. — Sunday marked the final night of the Lift Bridge and Enger Tower being lit blue and yellow for Ukraine after doing so for the past week.  Duluth Mayor Emily Larson will be releasing an updated lighting policy for the Lift Bridge and Enger Tower in 60 days after the community spoke up in numbers to light the…

Man Accused of Video Taping Hundreds of Victims in Athletic Clubs’ Locker Rooms

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man is accused of secretly videotaping hundreds of people inside locker rooms at Wisconsin Athletic Club locations. An arrest warrant has been issued for 33-year-old Peng Dong who is charged in Milwaukee County with 15 felonies which involve clubs in Wauwatosa and Glendale. He also faces a felony charge in Waukesha County involving the Wisconsin…

Pres. Biden Stops at UWS to Talk Bolstering Blatnik Bridge, Other Northland Infrastructure Needs

On his way to UWS President Biden stopped under the Blatnik Bridge to get an up-close look at the shape it was in.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Bridges were front and center of President Biden’s speech as he made Yellowjacket Union at UWS his first stop after the State of the Union Address Tuesday. “Hello Wisconsin, the President said to cheers, “and if you’re hearing me across the river hello Minnesota.” On his way to UWS President Biden stopped under the Blatnik Bridge near the…

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany Responds to Biden’s Visit

He says he ultimately didn’t vote on the President's bill because he feels it was a Trojan horse for what he calls Democrats' big social spending agenda.

DULUTH, Minn.- Republican Congressman Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin stopped by FOX 21 to give his take on the President’s infrastructure tour. Tiffany says he agrees with Biden about investing in the nation’s aging infrastructure but calls the President’s visit to Superior insulting because of his administration’s cancellation of the Twin Metals leases, ultimately eliminating the prospects of some good-paying union…

Duluth Ukrainians Relieved, Thankful City Changed Course To Light Lift Bridge

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s iconic Lift Bridge shined blue and yellow in support of Ukraine for the first time Tuesday evening, adding to the slew of iconic structures across the country and world lit to support the freedom we American’s sometimes take for granted. Tuesday morning’s update The moment came Tuesday after an overwhelming stand Duluthians took since the weekend…

Justices Weigh if Trafficking Defense Applies to Homicide

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is grappling with whether to allow a woman accused of killing a man to argue at trial that the homicide was justified because she was a sex trafficking victim. The case could help define how far immunity extends for trafficking victims across the country. Prosecutors allege Chrystul Kizer shot Randall Volar in…

Douglas County Courthouse Shines For Ukraine; Duluth Mayor Doubles Down, Won’t Light Lift Bridge

DULUTH-SUPERIOR — Support for Ukraine shined blue and yellow Monday night outside the Douglas County Courthouse in Superior following other city, county and state buildings glowing for Ukraine in recent days across the country, but not necessarily in the Northland. Douglas County Courthouse lights up for Ukraine Monday evening. One of those examples is Duluth’s most iconic structure, the Aerial…

How Superior-Grown Produce Is Teaching Job Skills To Adults With Disabilities

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Next time you’re in the grocery store, check out the produce section and see if you spot some vegetables with the “Bay Produce” stickers on them. It turns out, there’s a whole mission behind those vegetables that is helping adults with disabilities learn job skills. Bay Produce in Superior is part of the Challenge Center, which supports…

President Biden to Speak at UWS on Wednesday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – On Wednesday, the President and the First Lady will travel to Superior to discuss how the $1 trillion infrastructure law will improve the State’s roads and bridges, among other things, and create jobs. This planned stop comes the day after delivering his State of the Union speech in Washington. The UW-Superior website says the President will speak…

Wisconsin Prisons To Allow In-Person Visits Again

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin prisons will allow in-person visits again beginning next week as COVID-19 cases continue to decline. Department of Corrections officials said Friday that they will reopen their facilities to visitors starting Tuesday. The prison system initially closed its doors to visitors in March 2020 as the pandemic was taking hold. The DOC reopened to visits in…

Superior Police Department Releases Statement About Recent Squad Car vs. Pedestrian Incident

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander speaks out for the first time after a Superior police officer “unknowingly” drove over a person on Tower Avenue Saturday night. According to a previous press release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the officer was responding to a call for an “injured subject in the road” near the intersection…

Superior School District to Hold Virtual Snow Day Tuesday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Students in Superior will have a virtual learning snow day tomorrow due to the ongoing winter storm warning. On Monday, the district announced that in-person class is canceled for Tuesday due to inclement weather and virtual learning will instead be provided for students. The Superior School District has already used two traditional snow days this school year…

City of Washburn Declares a Snow Emergency

WASHBURN, Wis. – The City of Washburn declared a snow emergency starting at 4:00 p.m. Monday. The snow emergency will be in place until Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. According to a recent news release, a snow emergency means that all vehicles must be removed from all city streets, alleys, and parking lots to allow the clearing of all city streets…

School Closings, Delays for Monday Feb 21 & Tuesday Feb 22

School Closings & Delays Esko School District – Closed on February 22 Grand Rapids Independent School District 318 – 2-hour delay Grand Rapids School District – Closed on February 22 Mesabi East School District – Closed on February 22 Hill City School District – Closed on February 22 South Shore School District – Virtual learning February 22 Solon Spring School District…

MN Patrol: Wisconsin Woman Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — According to the State Patrol, a central Wisconsin woman has died in a crash with a wrong-way drunken driver in Minnesota. Twenty-year-old Hannah Goman, a Winona State University student from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, was killed in the crash in Winona early Saturday. The Minnesota State Patrol says Goman was a passenger in a car that was…

DOJ: Superior Police Officer ‘Unknowingly’ Drove Over Person Lying In Road

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A state investigation is underway after a Superior police officer “unknowingly” drove over a person on Tower Avenue Saturday night who was lying in the road, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation. According to a press release from the DOJ, the officer was responding to a call for an “injured subject in…

Pat Ringold, Owner of Benna Ford and Community Supporter, Dies

According to a Facebook post by Ringold's family after putting up a big fight pat lost a 7 month battle to pancreatic cancer Friday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Pat Ringold, a business owner who gave back to the Twin Ports in many big ways has died. According to a Facebook post by Ringold’s family after putting up a big fight pat lost a 7 month battle to pancreatic cancer Friday. Ringold has owned Benna Ford in Superior since 2001. He donated to several local charities and…

Superior High School Students Prepare For Trip to Japan with Fundraiser

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Over the past 20 years Superior has built a connection with its sister city in Japan, Ami Machi through Superior High School’s exchange program, and after taking a pause due to covid, the cultures will blend again this year. Superior high school students held a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday morning at the United Presbyterian Church on North…