Brett Scott

Kitty Cats and Yoga Mats at HSDC

"Cat Yoga" Has Arrived at the Humane Society of Douglas County; January Classes are Already Sold Out

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Starting Wednesday, January 10 at 6:00p.m., the Twin Ports will now be home to a growing trend already popular across much of the nation. Cat yoga is skyrocketing in popularity, proving to offer benefits such as lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. “Much spontaneous laughter does happen because it’s just so unpredictable,” said Beth Swanson, Fundraising…

Kicking the Butts This New Year

Experts Offer Advice for Those Looking to Quit Smoking in the New Year

DULUTH, Minn. – The beginning of a new year could be the perfect time to stop one of your bad habits from happening any longer. Staff at the American Lung Association say deciding to kick the butts can be a common New Year’s resolution, in fact, there are certain techniques proving to be more beneficial than others when trying to…

Fitger’s Frozen Fundraiser Aims to Impact Hundreds of Animals

The Fitger's Frozen Fundraiser is Happening Friday, January 26, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Tickets are on sale now for the annual Fitger’s Frozen Fundraiser event happening Friday, January 26, 2018! Marketing and Communications Manager Michelle Sternberg stopped by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday morning to chat about the fun event. Sternberg says all attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages. Beverages will be provided by Bent Paddle Beer and the…

Evening Update 1-1-18

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, January 1, 2018

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Midday Update 12-27-17

Local News and Weather Headlines for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Keeping the Pack Taken Care Of

Packare was Founded Nearly Five Years Ago by Duluthian Alicia Skjoelsvold

DULUTH, Minn. – Everything but lions, tigers and bears help keep Alicia Skjoelsvold’s business alive. “Kitties, pocket pets, sugar gliders, guinea pigs, rabbits, bearded dragons,” said Skjoelsvold. “We do pet sitting and dog walking.” The native Duluthian decided five years ago to leave her dream job; reality had set in and routine became a bore. “This time of year we…

Midday Update 12-26-17

Local News and Weather Headlines for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Morning Update 12-26-17

Local News and Weather Headlines for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Midday Update 12-25-17

Local News and Weather Making Headlines on Monday, December 25, 2017

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Avoiding Pet Decorating Dangers this Season

Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth Offer Tips on How to Keep Your Pets Safe this Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – By now many folks are probably rocking around the Christmas tree, but did you know your holiday decorations could be a danger to some in the household? Michelle Sternberg, Marketing and Communications Manager and Lindsay Snustad, Executive Director of Animal Allies Humane Society visited FOX 21 Local News to offer a few tips on keeping your furry friends…

Busy Season for Candy Shops

National Hard Candy Day is Celebrated on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Twin Ports – Candy lovers had the chance to splurge on their sweet tooth Tuesday. Tuesday, December 19 is National Hard Candy Day! The staff at Sweeden Sweets say now is one of their busiest times of the year with parents coming in the door looking for stocking stuffers and other sweet gifts to give. Hard candy first became popular…

Fire Breaks Out at Rainy Lake Oil Company Facility

No Injuries Were Reported from the Fire

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – A fire broke out Monday evening shortly after 7:00 at the Rainy Lake Oil Company operations and office in International Falls. The fire is contained and there is no threat to other nearby structures. No injuries were reported from the fire. Fire officials from the International Falls Rural Fire Units and International Falls City Fire Trucks…

Johnson’s Bakery Preparing for Holiday Rush

Johnson's Bakery Has Been a Part of the Northland for 72 Years

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s an increase of busy bakeries in the Northland this time of year. One of those bakeries happens to be Johnson’s Bakery in West Duluth. For the past 72 years, Johnson’s has been a staple in many Northland homes. Owner Scott Johnson and his staff are busy every day mixing up and baking thousands of cookies and…

Northland Family Starts Tree Stand in West Duluth

Kimberly and Darren Powell Have Always Wanted to Start Emmanuel Evergreens, Now It's a Dream Come True

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas tree to bring home to your living room, one family in the Northland is looking to help. Kimberly and Darren Powell along with their children have chosen to start up a Christmas tree stand this year. Kimberly says she wants families to have the picture perfect experience when picking…

Lake Superior Zoo to Host ‘Twas The Night Before Zoo-mas’

The Holiday Event is Happening Saturday, December 16 from 12:00 - 3:00p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, December 16 from 12:00 – 3:00p.m at the Lake Superior Zoo, guests will have the chance to take pictures with Santa and the Grinch while enjoying story time in Santa’s Workshop and so much more. Children can write letters to Santa and go on a Candy Cane Hunt. Animals will be available in the ‘North…

Great Outdoors: Visit Cook County, Lutsen Mountains

Visit Cook County Executive Director Linda Jurek Explains Why Now is Such a Vital Time to Venture North

COOK COUNTY, Minn. – Staff at Lutsen Mountains are busy preparing for a non-stop holiday season of fun right now. From maintenance on the mountains, to answering phones at Caribou Highlands Lodge and Resort, it’s all hands on deck before thousands ring in the new year. Officials with Caribou Highlands say Christmas and New Year’s is a popular time for…

Midday Update 12-11-17

Local News and Weather Headlines in the Northland

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On Sale Now, ‘The Copper Hen Cookbook’

Duluth's Best Bread Co-Owner Robert Lillegard Has Released His Third Cookbook, 'The Copper Hen'

DULUTH, Minn. – Cooking can be difficult for many of us, whether it be finding certain ingredients or the time to perfect the best dishes, but one Duluthian is looking to eliminate the hesitation. Co-owner of Duluth’s Best Bread, Robert Lillegard first dabbled in cookbook writing when he was asked to write the first cookbook for The Duluth Grill. Since then,…

Coffee Conversation: Zenith Bookstore Offers Icelandic Holiday Tradition

In This Week's Coffee Conversation, Zenith Bookstore Owner Angel Dobrow Chats About the Jolabokafloo, or "Yule Book Flood"

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Midwest Roasters Coffee Conversation, Angel Dobrow, Owner of Zenith Bookstore, stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about their ongoing holiday event. The Icelandic tradition is traditionally called Jolabokafloo. The Zenith Bookstore in Duluth is bringing it to you by pairing books with chocolate. It’s a tradition done before the holidays and it’s…

Morning Update 12-11-17

Local News and Weather Headlines in the Northland

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Eskimo Ice Fishing Gear at the DECC

The Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show will Include Eskimo Fishing Gear

DULUTH, Minn. – The annual Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter show is kicking off Friday and will run through Sunday. Eskimo Ice Fishing Gear will be on hand to feature exhibitors offering one-of-a-kind products that won’t be found at any retail store. Event organizers invite everyone in the Northland to take advantage of show specials at unbelievable pricing. The crew…

Midday Update 12-8-17

Local News and Weather Making Headlines in the Northland

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Active Adventures: Positive Energy Outdoors Winter Camp

Winter Camps will be Available for Children in December, January and February

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures Steph Love with Positive Energy Outdoors stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about upcoming winter camps. Positive Energy Outdoors looks to encourage people and animal powered exploration of the outdoors. Winter Break Day Camp will give children three days to explore and play outdoors. In addition to snowshoeing and learning…

St. Louis River Alliance to Host Annual Open House

Multiple Organizations will be on Hand for the "Seasons of the St. Louis RIver" Open House Tuesday, December 12

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is pleased to be putting on their “Seasons of the St. Louis River” photo contest celebration and open house Tuesday, December 12 from 4:30 until 6:30p.m. The event will happen in the Barker’s Island Great Lakes Ballroom (300 Marina Drive, Superior). The open house is free and open to the public. Those…

Hucklebeary Pop-Up Offers Unique Goods, Services

Hucklebeary Founder Emily Ekstrom is Looking to Provide Northlanders with Unique Gifts and Services

DULUTH, Minn. – The Greater Downtown Council in Duluth is once again sponsoring three local business owners this holiday season, giving them a free space to set up a storefront from November through January. One of the shops known as Hucklebeary is located along Superior Street across from the Duluth Coffee Company. The store’s founder is a UMD alumnus and…

Mixing Up Holiday Cocktails with Vikre Distillery

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Brett Scott stopped by Vikre Distillery located in Duluth’s Canal Park to test out a few holiday cocktails. Visitor Experience and Events Manager Chelsy Whittington poured two cocktails from the distillery’s taproom. The Orange Whip includes Ovrevann Aquavit, Bent Paddle Bent Hop Syrup as well as grapefruit, lemon and orange…

Superior Shelter to Receive Multiple Puppies from Texas

Anywhere from Seven to Seventeen Puppies will soon be arriving at the Douglas County Humane Society

SUPERIOR, Minn. – In the coming days the Douglas County Humane Society in Superior will be receiving a litter of perfect presents just in time for the holidays. The shelter announced earlier this week they will be receiving anywhere from seven to seventeen dogs. The animals are being transferred to the Twin Ports from Texas. Right now the shelter only…

Hmong Community Prepares to Celebrate New Year

Coppertop Church will be the place to be to celebrate Hmong culture Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. –  The people of the local Hmong community are getting ready for a celebration this Saturday.  The Hmong New Year celebration is happening on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, also known as the Coppertop Church in Duluth. It will be a celebration of Hmong culture with traditional music, clothing and of course, great food. “Coming here…

Hermantown Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

More than 170 sixth graders graduated the program

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hermantown kids are ready for some of life’s toughest lessons, thanks to the D.A.R.E program. More than 170 sixth grade students graduated from the 2017 D.A.R.E program In Friday. Hermantown police handed out certificates and prizes. The program teaches kids about the effects of drugs and alcohol, but it doesn’t stop there. “The D.A.R.E. program is so much…

Northlanders Raise Awareness on World AIDS Day

More than 36 million people are living with HIV

DULUTH, Minn. – A candlelight vigil took place in  Downtown Duluth to commemorate the lives lost to HIV and AIDS, as well as draw attention to the illness as a way to de-stigmatize the topic. “People with HIV and AIDS are just that – They’re people,” advocate Will McGraw said. “I think that all people deserve to feel safe and respected…

Annual Julebyen Fest to Attract Thousands

Julebyen (YOOL-eh-BE-en) Means "Christmas Village" and is a Centuries-Old Scandinavian and German Tradition

DULUTH, Minn. – For those of you looking for festive, holiday fun this weekend, Knife River will be the place to check out. The community of just over 300 members is expecting more than 4,000 visitors to check out the 5th annual Julebyen Fest. Organizers say the festival helps put their small community on the map each year and also…

Moose Lake Cooperative to Close After 97 Years

The Co-op General Manager Says the Store is Closing Due to Rising Debt, Diminishing Revenue and a Unprofitable Fertilizer Season

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – After much thought, the Board of Directors tell FOX 21 with a diminishing source of revenue, an unprofitable fertilizer season and mounting debt, it’s time to say farewell after 97 years in the agriculture industry. Customers and employees now share a lack of words as they continue coming into the Moose Lake Cooperative. “We’ve had an…

Volunteers Needed to Ring Bells this Holiday Season

The Salvation Army of Duluth is Looking to Recruit Ringers This Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – The Salvation Army of Duluth is now into its largest fundraiser of the year and organizers need your help. This year they hope the Red Kettle Campaign will raise $300,000 dollars; a goal which won’t be possible without many volunteers. With a mission of “Doing The Most Good,” the Salvation Army of Duluth is looking to recruit…

Duluth Police Respond to Incident in Woodland Neighborhood

Three Individuals Arrested at Woodland Residence, One Not Yet Found

DULUTH, Minn. – Shortly after 7:00 p.m. Friday evening Duluth Police and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Woodland Avenue in Duluth. Officials say one of the renters at the residence reported there were people in the residence. When authorities arrived they noticed several people leaving the residence. Officials say three people were…

Annual Gobble Gallop Attracts Thousands to Downtown Duluth

Over 2,500 People Participated in the Annual Gobble Gallop in Downtown Duluth Thanksgiving Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of families and friends showed up bright and early Thursday morning to break records when it comes to attendance at the annual Thanksgiving Gobble Gallop. 2,500 participants lined up for either the quarter mile gobble giddy up, the tough turkey one mile or the grand finale, the gobble gallop 5K. The event is put on every…

Animal Blood Donors Needed in the Northland

Dogs and Cats Can Be Tested to See if They're Eligable to Donate

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the United States is in need of donated blood. Experts say it’s why blood drives are so critical in every community across the Northland. But have you ever thought about your animals when it comes to donating? Every year thousands of humans do good by donating…

Johnson’s Bakery Prepares for Busy Holiday Season

Manager Megan Spitzley says Orders Should be Placed This Week or Early Next Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders looking for fresh bakery items are being advised by Johnson’s Bakery in Duluth to pre-order bakery items now before the big Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. Megan Spitzley, Manager Johnson’s Lakeside Bakery, stopped by FOX 21 Local News at 7 Thursday morning to chat about how busy the business gets once the holidays arrive. Spitzley says Wednesday before Thanksgiving is…

Special Report: Finding Pet Friendly Housing in the Northland

Landlords and Pet Owners Open Up Regarding Pet Friendly Rules and Regulations When it Comes to Renting in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the American Pet Products Association, nearly 85 million families in the United States own a pet. As more and more people are purchasing animals, many are also deeming it difficult to find their family a forever home. Every year, thousands are descending on Duluth; human beings constantly on the move in today’s ever changing world….

Shelters Team Up For Annual “Love A Pet” Adoption Event

The Adoption Event is Happening Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders have the chance to “Love a Pet” this weekend at Miller Hill Subaru. Happening Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m., three local shelters will come together for the Northland’s biggest adoption event of the year. Star of the North Shelter in Grand Rapids,…

Helpful Hands Prepare for ‘A Glensheen Christmas’

A Glensheen Christmas will Open Saturday, November 18 for Tours at the Historic Estate

DULUTH, Minn. – A crew of roughly 20 students and staff are working to deck the halls of the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth this week. When touring through “A Glensheen Christmas,” guests will be able to experience 25 Christmas trees and hundreds of feet of garland. Visitors will have the chance to find dozens of hidden elves during holiday tours. Many decorations…

Duluth Police Search for Robbery Suspect

The Robbery Happened in the Parking Lot in the 600 Block of West Central Entrance

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police continue to search for a robbery suspect Monday afternoon. Shortly before 11:00 a.m., police responded to Cub Foods located in the 600 Block of West Central Entrance on reports of a robbery in their parking lot. It has been reported by police that the victim was making a deposit for his employer when he was…

Skis, Suds and Slices Fundraiser Raising Thousands of Dollars

The 10th Annual Fundraiser Supports the Chester Bowl Scholarship Fund

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday evening hundreds of Northlanders settled in at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth for the 10th annual Skis, Suds and Slices fundraising event. Money raised at the event goes toward helping families strap on skis and snowboards this year at Chester Bowl. Last year, the Scholarship Fund gave more than $18,500 dollars away to local families. The…

Veterans Day March in Duluth

Many Northlanders Have a Personal Connection to the Federal Holiday

DULUTH, Minn. – Saturday is Veterans Day and all across the Northland people are honoring veterans with marches and ceremonies. On Veterans Day, the men and women who served in our country’s military are celebrated and honored. For many Northland families, the holiday holds personal significance. Each veteran marching through Downtown Duluth, has a unique story of the service. “I…

Santa Claus Arrives at the Miller Hill Mall in Style

It was the 5th annual Santa Slumber Party

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of Northland kids were at the Miller Hill Mall this evening to see Santa Claus arrive. It is the 5th annual Santa Slumber Party at the mall. Santa arrived in style in a decorated trolley thanks to the Duluth Transit Authority. “We just dropped Santa Claus off, and now all the boys and girls of the…

Skis, Suds and Slices for a Good Cause

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club is Hosting their 10th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices Scholarship Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn. – The Chester Bowl Improvement Club in Duluth is inviting all Northlanders to the annual Skis, Suds and Slices event Friday evening. This is the 10th annual fundraiser with all proceeds going toward the Chester Bowl Scholarship Fund. Last winter the fund provided more than $18,000 dollars to get children strapped into skis and snowboards at Chester Bowl….

Mobile Wellness Clinic Offers At-Home Pet Care

For the Past Five Years, Dr. Michael Hargrove and His Team Have Looked to Provide Care to Animals at Home

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Veterinary Hospital in Duluth is looking to bring wellness on wheels to your doorstep this winter. For the past five years, Dr. Michael Hargrove and his team of talented veterinarians have worked to offer at-home wellness to clients. Hargrove and his team often travel in the Duluth, Proctor and Hermantown areas to provide routine…