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Maple Syrup Tapping Underway At Longtime Brule River Farm

BRULE, Wis. – The state known for its cheese is moving full swing with another popular food product–maple syrup. FOX 21 photojournalist Nathaniel LeCapitaine takes us to the Brule River Farm where maple tapping is underway as long as temperatures cooperate.     Categories: Business, Community, Environment, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News, Wisconsin

New Video, Pictures Inside Miller Hill Mall Roof Collapse

The mall remained closed Thursday for the third day since the collapse

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday marked Day 3 of clean-up and repair efforts after a major roof collapse at the Miller Hill Mall. Crews were again on scene Thursday working to remove a lot of snow off that roof. FOX 21 observed snow removal beyond the area of the collapse near the Applebee’s entrance. A crane was also removing snow above…

Snow-Heavy Roof Concerns Evacuate Michaels Store, County Building In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — More snow, more problems Thursday with at least two more structures in Duluth dealing with roofing issues just days after the Miller Hill Mall’s roof collapsed. Michaels, and arts and craft store, is the latest Duluth business to temporarily close because of roof damage from heavy wet snow. St. Louis County Public Works maintenance facility Construction crews…

School Closings and Delays March 17, 2023

NORTHLAND — With the major winter storm coming in the Twin Ports, there are many schools closed, delayed, or holding an e-learning day from home. After school activities may also be affected. Below is the list which will be updated continuously. School Closings & Delays Cherry School – Closed. Nashwauk Keewatin School – Closed. North Woods Schools – Closed. South Shore…

The Science, Changing Weather Challenges Behind Duluth’s Snow Plowing Operations

DULUTH, Minn. — Winter isn’t giving up just yet with impressive snow totals over the weekend. And for Duluth plow crews, that’s meant 16-hour shifts since Saturday working through thousands of intersections, and thousands of miles of roadways.  All of this, as a potential second storm in a week is eying the Northland in just days. It’s no secret, frustrations…

Amateur Weather Observers Help Communities in Measurable Ways

DULUTH, Minn — In 1997, Fort Collins, Colorado saw 14.5 inches of rain in a span of 31 hours leading to flash flooding and several deaths.  A year later, Colorado State University started the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS.  It was created to hopefully prevent another similar tragedy. In the decades since, CoCoRaHS has grown into…

The National Weather Service is Recruiting Rain, Hail, and Snow Observers

DULUTH, Minn — If you have ever been interested in observing and reporting on the weather here in the Northland, the National Weather Service is recruiting volunteers to help measure rain, hail, and snow. There is a network made up of thousands of individuals across the country who are trained to take weather measurements at their homes and report them….