Midday Update 9-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: back-to-school, Brett Scott, community, Hand Washing, Headlines, health, Ken Slama, Local News, News, weather

Duluth Police Department Plan Extra Patrols in School Zones

Drivers who speed in school zones can face gross misdemeanor charges and double the number of fines.

DULUTH, Minn. — Districts around the Northland will be heading back to school on Tuesday and the police department will have extra enforcement out and about making sure students get there safely. As students walk to bus stops and to school, the Duluth Police Department wants to remind drivers to simply pay attention. Drivers who speed in school zones can…

UMD Students Return to Campus

In the food court, there are some new signs up and even a new sushi restaurant.

DULUTH, Minn. — It was a familiar sight at UMD Monday afternoon as thousands of students could be seen walking the halls of campus headed to class. We caught up with one student who says it’s great to be back, especially for the new students who finally get that college experience of being on campus. “Just to see a lot…

Hundreds of Kids Get Free Backpacks, School Supplies to Start the Year

Donations were provided by local businesses, Duluth Police Department, UMD, and other sources.

DULUTH, Minn.- As more kids get ready to head back to school, Mike Letica teamed up with Neighborhood Youth Services to give away hundreds of backpacks and school supplies Friday for families who may have a tough time paying for them. Organizers filled about a thousand backpacks with supplies like crayons, notebooks, scissors, and more. Donations were provided by local…

City of Duluth Hosts Back to School Event

There was also more than 1,400 backpacks handed out for free through Chum

DULUTH, Minn. — More than 500 people stopped by the DECC for a city-sponsored back-to-school event and community resource fair. The free event was all about getting community resources into the hands of kids and their families including different forms on transportation, housing and more. There was also more than 1,400 backpacks handed out for free through Chum, but the…

Starbase Program Inspiring STEM Students

Students are following a mission to mars story line.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was the programs first week back to in-person classes since November giving 5th grade students from Stella Maris Academy and Many Rivers Montessori a chance to get back to the books. “We take the math and science that students learn in their classrooms and kind of turn it on its head and deliver it in a…

COVID-19 Cases Confirmed at Three Duluth Schools in First Week Open

So far all that have been confirmed is at least one positive case each at Lincoln Park Middle School, Denfeld High School, and Lowell Elementary. 

DULUTH, Minn.- With just one week into the school year, at least three cases of coronavirus have been confirmed within the Duluth School District. So far all that have been confirmed is at least one positive case each at Lincoln Park Middle School, Denfeld High School, and Lowell Elementary. We reached out to ISD 709 Tuesday for a total count…

Despite Changes Teachers, Students Excited for Year After First Day of School in Superior District

Half of Northern Lights Elementary School started Tuesday while the rest have their first day on Thursday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some kids in Superior got back to their classrooms Tuesday as the academic year began for the Superior School District. Many students started the year in a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning. At Northern Lights Elementary School hybrid learning students with the last names A through L went back to school Tuesday, while the remaining students’ first…

UMD, UWS, LSC Students Gear Up for Academic Year Full of Changes as School Starts

All schools are taking precautions such as increased signage for social distancing, hand sanitizing stations throughout campus, and extra staff to sanitize spaces and classrooms routinely. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Online v.s. in-person class settings, class sizes, and even semester start dates are all being changed at Northland colleges and universities this year, as students gear up for an academic year like no other. The August 31st starting date at UMD hangs in uncertainty as the Board of Regents is set to vote Monday on whether or not…

Families Get Back to School Help at Resource Fair

Free event held at Harbor Highlands Community Center.

DULUTH, Minn.-Back to school shopping can be hard on the wallet, especially for families with multiple kids, or low income. On Wednesday a Back to School Resource Fair helped families in the Harbor Highlands and Hillside neighborhoods check things off their shopping lists. The fair also included resources for families from vendors in the community. Kids also got free bike…

Going Thrifty for Back to School Shopping

More are turning to thrift stores to buy clothes, supplies.

DULTUH, Minn.- Another way to get school supplies without breaking your budget is shopping at thrift stores. Thrift stores like Savers up by Miller Hill Mall are seeing more families coming in and shopping for back to school clothes, some supplies, and athletic equipment. This Saturday will be a 99 Cent T-Shirt Sale for National Thrift Store Day. Staff said…

Duluth’s Art Community Gears up for Annual Art Supply Drive

DULUTH, Minn.-Students aren’t the only ones headed back to school. As teachers get ready for the upcoming school year, the art faculty must prepare how they will divide their curriculum. Art supplies get more and more expensive through the grade levels, and sometimes teachers have to dip in their own pockets. So the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective along with Art…

Tuesday September 4, 2018: Morning Forecast

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Healthy Tips for Heading Back-to-School

School Starts on Tuesday, September 4 for Many Students in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – Heading back-to-school comes with excitement. It’s a time to meet friends, learn new stuff and grow. But it can be difficult to do so if we don’t stay healthy. Thursday morning, Dr. Addie Licari with St. Luke’s Mount Royal Medical Clinic stopped by FOX 21 Local News to offer tips as parents prepare to get children back…

West Duluth Kids Given the Gift of Backpacks

Backpack Drive Held in Memorial Park

WEST DULUTH, Minn.- Getting school supplies was a lot more fun for kids in West Duluth, as a Backpack Giveaway Event was held in Memorial Park on Sunday. Thanks to the Valley Youth Center, many kids got a backpack boost back into school, without breaking the bank. Since July the Center collected over 380 backpacks, and stuffed them with school…

Skating Before School

World Of Wheels Invites Families for Free Skating

Superior, WI- Before trudging back to school kids got one last hoorah thanks to the World of Wheels skate rink. The family–run skate rink invited Superior families to skate for free today. Kids could also play any of the many games, munch on some food, or compete in a drawing for school supplies. “Having the kids here, giving back some…

Tips to Avoid Back-to-School Budget Busters

Local Financial Professional Barry Bigelow Offers Tips to Back-to-School Shopping

DULUTH, Minn. – Pens, pencils and notebooks are just the tip of the icebery for families stocking up on back-to-school supplies. Every year, surprise budget busters catch shoppers off guard and cost them cash. That’s why local financial professional Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial is offering tips to save on your back-to-school buys. 1. Technology • Parents are shelling…

Back-to-School Fashion, Community Engagement at Miller Hill Mall

On Saturday, August 25 the Miller Hill Mall is Looking for Community Suggestions Regarding Future Development at the Mall

DULUTH, Minn. – The Miller Hill Mall in Duluth is looking for your input and ideas. On Saturday, August 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. a back-to-school fashion show will be taking place at the Barnes & Noble Court. During the fashion show, folks will have the chance to write down a store they would like to see in the…

Back-to-School Tech Ideas

Verizon Wireless Offers a Few Back-to-School Tech Items That Can Help Make Your School Life Easier

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to back-to-school shopping, it can be boring to buy backpacks, notebooks, pencils and other supplies. That’s why the staff at Verizon Wireless are looking to brighten your list as school shopping ramps up and summer vacation winds down. Solutions Specialist Tayler Miller stopped by FOX 21 Local News to offer a few gadgets to get…

Multiple K-12 Schools Start Class

School is Back in Session for Many Northland Students in Northern Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – After nearly three months off thousands of students in school districts across Northern Minnesota returned to class on Tuesday. As back-to-school photos flood social media, many students are resting well after heading back to the classroom for a year of new adventures. The day of excitement and nervousness started bright and early at Piedmont Elementary in Duluth….

Technology Specialist Talks Back-to-School Gadgets

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer vacation is coming to an end in a few weeks and students will be heading back to school. Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis visited FOX 21 this morning to talk about must-have technology for students. Google Home: Students can ask the device homework questions. Fitbit Alta: This is a great accessory for student athletes. Track…