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West Coast Under Tsunami Advisory Following Pacific Eruption

Japan Meteorology Agency via AP WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – An undersea volcano has erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga. The eruption on Saturday sent tsunami waves swirling around buildings and people rushing to higher ground. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage because all internet connectivity with Tonga was lost. Following the eruption,…

Cold Weather Not Slowing Down Can of Worms Work Much

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday was too cold to work on the Can of Worms project, but it doesn’t happen very often.  As long as the temperature is warmer than 10-below, workers are on site getting the I-35 interchange completed. Construction managers says workers know how to dress for the weather, staying active on the site to keep warm, and using warming…

Anglers Take On Frigid Air For Ice Fishing Off Park Point

DULUTH, Minn. – More than a dozen anglers were out braving the frigid air in the bay off Park Point Sunday hoping to bring home some fish for dinner.  Click the video to hear from some of those anglers and see one big catch. Categories: Entertainment, Environment, Great Outdoors, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News

Bitter Cold Increases Risk for Dead Car Batteries

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Below zero temperatures can create a number of problems for vehicles, none more prevalent than a battery that isn’t working properly. One auto mechanic retailer says the design of a vehicle’s alternator helps to keep batteries better charged than in the past, but human error such as leaving lights on or charging chords plugged in after leaving…

Two Historic Superior Buildings Flattened after Frigid Firefight

Firefighters were faced with challenges left and right from the two warehouse buildings' immense size and the dangerously cold air.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Ash was strewn throughout the City of Superior as two historic Superior warehouses on the North End burned to rubble, a challenge to crews battling the tall flames on the chilly Thursday morning. “Certainly, ‘dangerous’ is the first word that comes to mind,” Superior Fire Chief Scott Gordon said. Officials were forced to shut down the Blatnik Bridge…

Cold, Snowy Days Helps Duluth Public Library Stay Busy

DULUTH, Minn. – When the weather gets snowy and windy, you may choose to stay inside.  That is what the Duluth Public Library hopes people do this winter. Leaders there say plenty of people choose to make their three locations a gathering place, using their physical and online resources, and just to relax in a warm setting with a good book….

Duluth Warming Centers at Capacity as New, Larger Facility’s Opening Delayed

The new warming center in Lincoln Park was supposed to open in December, but COVID supply chain issues pushed that to February.

DULUTH, Minn- Duluth’s homeless population is truly feeling the pain from these types of cold nights. And that’s fueling a desperate call for more attention and investment in affordable housing — as a new and bigger warmer center has been delayed for months. A new warming center in the lower level of the Lincoln Park Center is in its final…

Wednesday, January 5th’s Northland Snow Reports

The following are the top snow reports from Northland locations from this midweek storm system: Lake Nebagamon, WI: 18.0″ High Bridge, WI: 15.5″ Cornucopia, WI: 15.0:” Herbster, WI: 15.0″ Blueberry, WI: 15.0″ Bayfield, WI: 14.0″ Mason, WI: 14.0″ Poplar, WI: 14.0″ Ashland, WI: 13.0″ Mellen, WI: 13.0″ Grand View, WI: 13.0″ Gile, WI: 12.0″ Port Wing, WI: 12.0″ Iron River,…

Vitta Pizza Uses Mostly Wood-Burning Stove, Not Thermostat, To Heat Business

DULUTH, Minn. — Heating bills can get high in the winter, unless you have a business that generates its own warmth. Vitta Pizza in Canal Park barely has to touch the thermostat, as its wood-burning pizza oven helps heat up the restaurant. The oven can heat up to 900 degrees, cooking pizzas in just 90 seconds. While the heating bill…

Ursa Minor Welcomes Guests To Covered Patio For Outdoor Beers

DULUTH, Minn. — One business taking advantage of how hardy Minnesotans can be when the temperatures drop is Ursa Minor Brewing, which is going into its first winter season with an added roof on its patio. The roof was first added back in August. The brewery’s founder tells us even before the patio became a little more sheltered from the…

New Years Day Barely Organized Hartley Run

An annual run meant for fun and starting the new year off right, runners, skiers, and snowshoers showed up to break in 2022 getting some exercise outside.

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite today’s frigid cold temps, some Northlanders wanted to start 2022 surrounded by the Great Outdoors of Hartley Park in Duluth for The Barely Organized New Years Day Trail Run. An annual run meant for fun and starting the new year off right, runners, skiers, and snowshoers showed up to break in 2022 getting some exercise outside. The…

Sledding Fun at Bagely Nature Area

Despite the frigid cold, families still took advantage of all the snow and went sledding at Bagely Nature Area Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite the frigid cold, families still took advantage of all the snow and went sledding at Bagely Nature Area Saturday. We caught up with one little girl who says she loves doing things like building a snowman or making snow angels in the snow. But today, tubing was the activity of choice, and she loves the thrill of…

Colorado Wildfires Burn Hundreds Of Homes, Force Evacuations

Flames explode as wildfires burned near a small shopping center Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, near Broomfield, Colo. Homes surrounding the Flatiron Crossing mall were being evacuated as wildfires raced through the grasslands as high winds raked the intermountain West. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER (AP) – An estimated 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of…

Be Wary of Frostbite, Hypothermia while Ringing in New Year, Firefighters Say

Frostbite can set in in less than 10 minutes on exposed skin, so emergency officials say layers are your friend in the cold.

DULUTH, Minn.- With temperatures dipping in and out of subzero the past few days, Duluth’s firefighters are telling people to be extra careful in the cold to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Frostbite can set in in less than 10 minutes on exposed skin, so emergency officials say layers are your friend in the cold. But it’s still good to recognize…

Snowshoe Enthusiasts Enjoy Fresh Powder at Jay Cooke State Park

Jay Cooke State Park Offers a Variety of Winter Programming and Outdoor Adventures

CARLTON, Minn. – With a fresh snow depth of nearly a foot at Jay Cooke State Park, conditions are perfect for strapping on snowshoes and breaking a trail through the powder. That’s exactly what the Anderson family from Cloquet is doing this week. After spending a few hours working on crossword puzzles in the comfort and warmth of their home,…

Footwear That Will Help Prevent Slipping On Ice 

DULUTH, Minn. — With winter weather hitting the Northland, icy spots are all over the place, even ones you can’t see. Tortoise And Hare in Duluth sells footwear that provides more traction on the bottom of your feet to help prevent slipping and falling on ice. The store sells different brands, such as Icebug, which include boots with the traction…

December 26th-December 27th Northland Snowfall Totals

The following is the top snowfall reports from the Northland from the post-Christmas Holiday snow storm: Grand Marais, MN: 17.0″ Winter, WI: 14.0″ Finlayson, MN: 14.0″ Hinckley, MN: 13.4″ Two Harbors, MN: 13.2″ Beroun, MN: 13.0″ Lake Nebagamon, WI: 13.0″ Sanborn, WI: 12.5″ Wascott, WI: 12.0″ Markville, MN: 12.0″ Danbury, WI: 12.0″ Cable, WI: 12.0″ Siren, WI: 12.0″ Webb Lake,…

Duluth Wakes Up, Digs Out of Blizzard-Like Storm Monday

From shoveling to sledding the snow definitely brought people out and got them busy.

DULUTH, Minn.- Dozens woke up Monday to dig out of the almost one foot of snow that fell across the Twin Ports. But being the Northland, there were some enjoying it too. “Welcome to Duluth. Get a shovel. get a snowblower, you’re gonna be out here for quite a few hours that’s for sure,” said Tristan Genin. Genin’s mom decided to…

Snowstorm Closes Bentleyville For The Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Bentleyville Tour of Lights announced Monday afternoon that its final day of the season was canceled because of the wicked snowstorm over the Northland. The following message was posted on Bentleyville’s Facebook page about Monday’s closure: “Sorry folks, but due to the strong winds and large amount of snow Bentleyville will NOT open for it’s finally night…

Fast-Moving Storm to Affect Travel in Upper Midwest States

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A winter storm system was building steam in South Dakota Sunday morning and has prompted weather alerts in eastern North Dakota, northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says the storm was expected to move quickly from southwest to northeast and could dump up to a foot of snow in some areas of eastern North…

New Snowfall Brightens Landscape, Doesn’t Stop Dog Owners

DULUTH, Minn. – Several inches of snow Tuesday morning helped to make the Northland look more appropriate for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Most who were clearing it away from sidewalks and driveways had their usual complaints, but one person prefers the light and fluffy flakes. “I’d rather have snow than cold,” says Curt Timmerman of Duluth, “I mean it stays…

December-Soaked Storm Thaws Rinks, Quickens Slopes

While outdoor rinks lost ice to the rain, skiers and snowboarders enjoyed faster slopes.

DULUTH, Minn.- Wednesday night’s unprecedented December thunderstorm froze things to a halt at local outdoor hockey rinks like Duluth Heights, but proved beneficial to skiers and snowboarders. “Warm-ups and stuff like that have taken us out but not rain like that. Not rain where we’re getting thunderstorms and kids are running down in the middle of the night from the…

School Closings, Delays for Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021

Closed:  Duluth Public Schools – Closed Duluth Edison Charter Schools – Closed Hermantown Public School District – Closed Marshall School – Closed Proctor Public Schools – Closed Stella Maris Academy – Closed Opening 2 Hours Late:  Cloquet Public School District – 2-hour delay Esko Public Schools – 2-hour delay Lake Superior School District – 2-hour delay Categories: Community, News, News…

Bentleyville Crews Hunker Down for Windy Winter Storm

Volunteers were out as early as 3 p.m. battening down the Bentleyville hatches, securing signage and some lights with cement blocks so they don't blow away.

DULUTH, Minn.- While forecasters kept their eyes to the sky Wednesday, crews at Bentleyville were hard at work on the ground, preparing the tour of lights in Bayfront Park for its second major storm of the 2021 season, closing for the precipitation and 50 mph wind gusts that are all but expected off Lake Superior. Volunteers were out as early…

Cloquet Police Hope to Stuff Six Squad Cars with Gifts for Kids

After filling 5 squad cars last year, officers hoped to get five and a half or even six stuffed this year with unwrapped toys and gifts for kids ranging from infants to 17-year-olds.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The Cloquet community banded together with law enforcement and Cloquet Salvation Army tonight to fill some squad cars with toys and hopefully some cheer for kids in need. Cloquet P.D. held their 5th annual Stuff the Squad event outside the Walmart and L and M Fleet Supply. After filling 5 squad cars last year, officers hoped to get…

Duluth Firefighters Use Unstable Ice, Open Waters For Rescue Training

DULUTH, Minn. – The unstable ice and open waters are creating great conditions for the Duluth Fire Department to train for possible rescues this winter. Firefighters hopped in their rescue suits Tuesday to take advantage of the dicey conditions in a slip in the Duluth Port. Officials said this type of training is crucial to react fast to emergencies on…

Minnesota Lake Ice Shrinking As Climate Change Warms Winters

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Officials from Minnesota’s natural resources and pollution control agencies detail the ways climate change is diminishing Minnesota winters, with 10 to 14 fewer days of lake ice over the past 50 years. It’s a change they say hurts local economies, the environment and the Minnesota way of life. Warmer lake waters are leading to more toxic algal…

Kentucky Hardest Hit as Storms Leave Dozens Dead in 5 States

The storms hit a candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon facility in Illinois, and a nursing home in Arkansas.

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s governor says tornadoes may have killed 70 people in the state and the death toll may exceed 100. Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday that a twister had touched down for more than 200 miles in the state. Severe storms moved through the area Friday night and caused catastrophic damage across multiple states. The storms hit…

Minnesota State Patrol Counts Nearly 300 Crashes in Storm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota State Patrol has tallied 286 car crashes across the state during a wintery storm that brought as much as 20 inches of snow in some places. The highway patrol reported that 21 of the crashes resulted in injuries, including one that was fatal. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that a car driving on Highway…

Snow Stompers Needed To Even Out Duluth Trails

The  City of Duluth is looking for volunteer snow-stompers for 7 trail systems as far west as Ely's Peak to as far east as Jean Duluth Road.

DULUTH, Minn.- You can help the City of Duluth “stomp out” any problems on snow-covered trails, by literally volunteering to stomp. The  City of Duluth is looking for volunteer snow-stompers for 7 trail systems as far west as Ely’s Peak to as far east as Jean Duluth Road. They will provide snowshoes for stompers to rent for the season. The…

How Northlanders Keep their Runners’ High when Temperatures Get Low

Dressing in layers, and like it's 20 degrees warmer than the actual temperature, is key according to experts.

DULUTH, Minn.- Even though winter has chilled the great outdoors out, Northland runners sure have not, mostly unfazed by the change in temps. “Once you start running outside you realize that it’s something that you can do once you have the right equipment,” said Clint Agar, Manager at the Duluth Running Company. According to Agar, it all comes from staying…

Duluth Angel of Hope Vigil Canceled Due to Frigid Cold Weather

The vigil was scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday evening, on Worldwide Candle Lighting Day.

DULUTH, Minn.- The annual vigil in Leif Erikson Park of parents remembering the lives of children they lost has been canceled due to weather, a spokesperson with the organization said. The vigil was scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday evening, on Worldwide Candle Lighting Day, to be held at the same time as other events around the 120 Angel of Hope…

Two Harbors Residents Dig Out After First Major Snowstorm of Season

Over 12 inches fell over Saturday night and through the day Sunday along the whole North Shore.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- After the first major snowstorm of the season dumped more than a foot of snow total along the North Shore, Two Harbors residents spent much of Sunday digging out. “Felt pretty good to get the snowblower out,” said Cameron Bugge, “just a regular day in Minnesota.” Snowblowers, shovels, and plows were around every corner. “Had to get…

Ruth House Reopens in Superior as Cold Temps Settle In

Donations of Money, Coats, Sleeping Bags, and Food Items Are Appreciated

SUPERIOR, Wis. – With temperatures overnight dipping to 30 degrees and colder, the Ruth House in Superior has reopened its doors for those in need of a warm, safe place to stay. Check-in time at the shelter goes from 8 – 9:30 p.m. nightly…with check-out time being at 8 a.m. Currently, the staff is seeing many people coming in who…

Local Christmas Tree Farmers Seeing Customers Deck the Halls Early

While weather issues have impacted some of their crops, two tree farmers in Duluth said they're excited to see the big crowds they saw last year.

DULUTH, Minn. – The first measurable snow of the season has got people in the mood to spruce up their homes for the holidays, shopping for locally grown Christmas trees early this year. While the weather has affected some of their growth, they’re still ready for crowds as big as they saw last year. “Happens every year,” said Bob Abrahamson…

Snow Hits Minnesota, Officials Urge Travel Caution

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota is readying for snow as the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory. Officials urged caution on the roads as ice and strong winds threatened to make driving conditions treacherous late Saturday and into Sunday. The Minnesota State Patrol has already cited snow and icy roads in a fatal crash on Thursday afternoon when a…

Warm Fall Weekend Perfect Chance for Many to Check Out Amnicon Falls

DULUTH, Minn.- Plenty of locals and out-of-towners took advantage of the warm fall weather to check out the sights and sounds of Amnicon Falls. FOX 21 Photojournalist Adam Jagunich takes us there. Categories: Environment, Features, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News, Wisconsin Tags: Adam Jagunich, Amnicon Falls, Amnicon Falls State Park

City of Duluth to Offer Parking Alternatives During Snow Emergencies

DULUTH, Minn.- Although the Northland has only experienced hit or miss light snow showers, the city of Duluth is getting prepared for its very first snow emergency enforcement by creating parking alternatives for residents with their parking pilot lot program. Two thousand three hundred snow emergency signs were installed across Duluth earlier this year. So when it begins snowing hard,…

Duluth Consignment Shop Stocked With Winter Apparel

DULUTH, Minn. – With the weather turning cooler, a Duluth consignment shop has ditched its summer items for winter apparel. The Great Lakes Gear Exchange on East 4th Street has more than 1,600 consigners with cold-weather items in their store right now. The switchover to winter was made in early October and will continue until the end of March with…