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UMD Men Fall in Polls After Loss to St. Cloud State

The Bulldogs fall to No. 4 after splitting the weekend with the Huskies.

DULUTH, MINN.- UMD fell to St. Cloud State Friday night and fought for an overtime win on Saturday over the Huskies. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to No. 4 in this week’s USCHO poll. UMD will head to UND this weekend for a series with the Fighting Hawks. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Women Move up to No. 2 in USCHO Poll

The Bulldogs swept Minnesota over the weekend.

DULUTH, MINN.- The UMD Women’s team beat Minnesota for the first time in five years on Friday and followed with another win on Saturday. The sweep of the Gophers has earned the Bulldogs a No. 2 ranking in this week’s USCHO Poll. The Bulldogs travel to Bemidji State this Friday to face the Beavers. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota…

Twins’ Winter Caravan Makes a Stop in Duluth

Hector Santiago, Eduardo Escobar and Jack Morris were all in attendance.

DULUTH-MINN.- The Twins Winter Caravan made their annual stop in Duluth Monday Night. Hector Santiago, Eduardo Escobar and former Twin Jack Morris were all at Grandmas sports garden to sign autographs. Fans were disappointed with the Twins 59-103 record last season but the players appreciate their support through the bad times. “When you lose your 103 game and you come…

Lanigan Curling for Gold

Duluth native Lexi Lanigan is competing at Nationals for a chance at worlds.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lexi Lanigan couldn’t always throw far when curling but she stuck with it. “Even in high school I would miss my sweetheart dance, or I would miss my soccer banquet, or a soccer game and it was hard to tell people that I was missing for curling,” said Lanigan. The Duluth native now attends University of Minnesota…

Girls Youth Hockey Tournament Begins in Duluth

One of the Largest Youth Hockey Tourneys in the Nation

DULUTH, Minn. — Girls hockey is alive in Duluth this weekend – sixty teams from all around the region are here for the “Icebreakers Invitational.” Games began at 11:00am Friday morning; the tournament pits teams from Minnesota, and as far away as Wisconsin, Illinois, and Canada, in a round-robin style tournament. Girls ages 8 to 16 have the opportunity of…

Winter Fun on the Snowy Trails

Active Adventures: The Duluth Experience

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures FOX 21 hit the snowy trails with The Duluth Experience. Dave Grandmaison, Co-Owner and CEO, took FOX 21’s William Seay snowshoeing for the first time. Grandmaison says they have tours for every season, including snowshoeing, fat tire biking, brewery tours, mountain biking tours and more. For more information on The Duluth Experience…

Bill Would Allow Another 2 Hours of 2018 Super Bowl Drinking

Bars would stay open until 4 a.m. Super Bowl Weekend

ST. PAUL (AP) – Fans attending next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis could squeeze in an extra two hours of celebratory drinking. A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers introduction a bill, Thursday, that would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on Super Bowl weekend. Local governments would have to approve the extra hours of sales between February 2-5,…

Hockey Night in Superior

Hockey Night in Superior lets players enjoy pick-up games outside under the lights.

SUPERIOR, WIS.- After being postponed last week because of severe cold, hockey players of all ages braved the temps for the first ever Hockey Night in Superior. Skaters hit the ice at Superior’s outdoor rinks for pick-up games throughout the city for a chance to play under the lights. “The best part about it is seeing so many kids outside…

UMD Hosts Camp for Future Bulldogs

The UMD Women's basketball team hosted a one-hour camp Wednesday.DUL

DULUTH, MINN.- The UMD Women’s basketball team hosted their annual basketball camp on Wednesday with the Salvation Army’s Rookie Basketball Association. The camp gives kids a chance to meet and learn from college athletes.   Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Snowmobile Season in Wisconsin

Riders Finally Head Out and Hit The Trails

IRON RIVER, Wis. – The rain and ice of 2016 is finally behind us and it’s been a snowy start to 2017. With a solid layer of snow finally sticking around snowmobilers in Wisconsin are firing up their sleds. Now that the trails are groomed and ready its not just the riders who are happy snowmobile season is finally here….

Great Outdoors: Junior Curling Program

Every Tuesday night from November to March, the club instructs about 70 young curlers

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Curling Club has a rich tradition for its global accomplishments. And for the last twenty years, they’ve been helping kids learn the sport through its junior program. Every Tuesday night from November to March, the club instructs more than 70 young curlers. This year they took in twenty new members who had never played the…

Former Bulldog Faulk Heading to NHL All-Star Game

Faulk skated with the bulldogs in 2010-2011.

DULUTH, MINN.- Former UMD defenseman Justin Faulk made the NHL All-Star game cut for a third year in a row. Faulk skated for the bulldogs during the 2010–2011 NCAA Championship season. Faulk has seven goals and nine assists this season for the Hurricanes. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Playing With a Purpose

Superior Senior Inspiring Skaters

When Emma Peterson takes the ice she’s all business. Superior Senior Defender Emma Peterson comments, “I listen to music and stuff, just focus. I kind of go through my head what I have to do during the game, picture different situations on the ice.” Her Head Coach Kayla Chilstrom adds, “She’s one of those players where, wherever she’s needed she’ll…

Ashland Prepares for Book Across the Bay

The Unique Event Brings Thousands to Ashland

Northlanders are preparing to get out and book across the bay. It’s an Annual event where skiers and snowshoers of all ages travel on the frozen surface of Lake Superior at night, through a course that’s lit only by stars and candle light. “We have great snow and ice in the winter, and you might as well, if you’re going…

Western Michigan’s PJ Fleck Named Gophers Head Football Coach

Fox 9 has confirmed that PJ Fleck has been named Gopher Head Football Coach

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP- FOX 9) – The Gophers officially announced PJ Fleck as their new football head coach Friday morning. The University of Minnesota and Fleck agreed to a five-year term. There will be press conference at 3 p.m. at the University of Minnesota to introduce Fleck. Fox 9 first learned of the hire Thursday night from multiple sources. Statements from…

Staying Safe in Extreme, Cold Temperatures

Active Adventures: Gearing Up for Winter Weather

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures we focused on the extreme cold the Northland is experiencing. FOX 21’s William Seay went to Trail Fitters to talk with Assistant Manager Biagio Nigrelli. Nigrelli says it’s important to layer in these conditions and always be prepared to go outside. Nigrelli suggested wearing long underwear, proper boots for the occasion, buff…

Tracy Claeys Fired as Gophers Football Coach

Fox 9 confirmed on Tuesday, January 3

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – University of Minnesota football coach, Tracy Claeys, has been fired, Fox 9 confirmed. The decision comes just days after Gophers athletics director Mark Coyle said he wanted to sit down with Claeys to talk about his “expectations” for the program. “Now that our football team has completed its season following an exciting win in Tuesday night’s Holiday…

Sledding in the New Year

Kids Enjoy Monster Hill in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn. – Many kids…and adults in Cloquet rang in the New Year today by sledding down a monster hill. For some it was the last day before the holiday break ended to get in some winter activities, along with getting away from some of the indoor activities kids enjoy like video games. “I think being outside and enjoying the…

Lemke Back In Action

Two Harbors Senior Makes Stellar Return To Court

Two Harbors senior forward Ayla Lemke has a bright future. Lemke explains, “Basketball is just a thing for my family. I don’t know how else to say it.” Teammate and co-captain Brianna McGrath says, “She brings a lot to the team, she’s always positive no matter what is going on.” She committed to play basketball at Concordia St.Paul earlier this…