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Lake Effect Snow Drops Over A Foot!

Lake Effect Snow ramped up on Friday night and into Saturday morning, with heavy snow bands setting up along the snowbelt. This made travel difficult on Friday night with snow covered roads. Over a foot of snow fell in Gile, with a majority of northwest Wisconsin getting 2-6 inches of snow accumulations. – METEOROLOGIST BRITTNEY MERLOT Categories: Weather Blog Tags:…

First Winter Storm Breaks Duluth Snow Records & Brings Blizzard Conditions To The Northland.

High Winds Pound The Lake Shores And Flood Roadways

The first Winter Storm of the 2017/18 season has arrived! Duluth accumulated 10.6 inches of snow on Friday, making it the snowiest October day on record! The previous record was 10 inches on Oct. 23, 1933. Here are the highest accumulations in Minnesota. The snowfall isn’t over just yet, as the Lake Effect snow machine is kicking into gear this…

High Waves Batter The South Shore

Gale Warnings & Storm Warning Issued Today From High Waves

ONTANOGAN, Mich. — The strong winds created giant waves on Lake Superior on Tuesday, battering the south shore. Gale Warnings and Storm Warning were issued on the lake. Winds were sustained out of the north at 25-30mph with gusts up to 45mph over land. Over the lake they were sustained at 30-40mph with gusts up to 60mph at times. This…

Northland Fall Colors From A Helicopter’s Perspective & Tours

Lake Superior Helicopters Took Us High Into The Sky On A Helicopter Tour Of The Twin Ports & Jay Cooke State Park

DULUTH, Minn – Flying High For Fall Colors! It’s a busy time of year at Lake Superior Helicopters as many people head up in the sky to the fall colors. As billions of trees pop yellow, red and orange against green pines, a unique perspective of the Northland’s changing terrain and lake, make flying high in the sky something special….

FOX 21 Morning Crew Celebrates National Pasta Day

Staff From Duluth Olive Garden Stopped by FOX 21 Tuesday Morning to Help Celebrate National Pasta Day

DULUTH, Minn. – Grab your fork! Enjoy a bowl of pasta today in honor of National Pasta Day! A stable in Italian cuisine, pasta is a versatile noodle which comes in many different shapes and sizes. Staff from the Duluth Olive Garden sopped by to chat about the never ending pasta bowl special happening now through the middle of November….

Boo At The Zoo Kicked Off Today!

Kids & Families Dressed Up And Trick-Or-Treated At The Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. — The annual fundraiser Boo At The Zoo is back in Duluth. It kicked off this afternoon and brought more than 3,000 people to Lake Superior Zoo. Kiddos and their families dressed up in Halloween costumes to get a little candy! “It’s a great way to have safe trick or treating and really get the community involved and…

The 9th Annual Suicide Awareness Walk Strolled Through Carlton

Hundreds Walk Side By Side Supporting Those Who've Lost Someone To Suicide

CARLTON, Minn. — Today the 9th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk took place at Carlton High School. Friends, family and everyone was welcome to walk side by side for support on Saturday morning. As Minnesota suicide rates have been on the rise since 2000.   “I lost my son; it’s a very excruciating time. It was very painful. I felt…

Klockow Brewery Brings Local Craft Beer To Grand Rapids

A New Brew Pub Is Set To Open Saturday, October 28th, 2017.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. —¬†Kegs are tapped as brand new Klockow Brewery will begin pouring on Saturday, October 28th. The idea for this brewery came about when the Klockow family kept visiting family in Grand Rapids, with no other local brew pub in the area, they decided that that they needed one and they were going to open it. The owner…

Gingerbread Giving Trees Are Going Up For Children In Need This Holiday Season

Itasca Holiday Program Is "Feeding Hope For The Holidays" By Collecting Money & Toy Donations For Children And Families.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — The holidays are just around the corner and the thoughts of how you can give back this holiday season are starting to arrive. “Gingerbread Giving Trees” are going up across churches and local businesses throughout Itasca county for children in need. Itasca Holiday Program has been “Feeding Hope For The Holidays” for 23 years. Making sure…

“Petal It Forward” A Nationwide Movement To Brighten The Day With Flowers!

Flowers And Smiles Filled The Air Of The Twin Ports As Free Flowers Were Given Away In Exchange For A Good Mood!

DULUTH, Minn. — A Nationwide Movement to “Petal it Forward” took place in the streets of Duluth Wednesday morning. As Engwalls Greenhouse employees stood outside of St. Lukes and Essentia Health, with over 800 flowers to give away! “It was exciting for us to give them away and then we see people’s faces light up, people give us hugs. But…

A Massive Pumpkin Arrives At Lake Superior Zoo

Grab The Camera And Take A Snap Of A 310lbs Pumpkin!

DULUTH, Minn. — It’s time to grab your camera as a massive pumpkin has made its arrival in the Northland! A 310-lbs pumpkin has made its home at the Lake Superior Zoo on Wednesday morning. After picking the beast up off of the truck and unloading in it’s new patch… we found out this massive pumpkins journey began in April,…

Walk With Walker Returns To Northland

Spreading The Message Of Health And Fitness In A Nature Trail Walk With The Public

CABLE, Wis. — The “Walk with Walker” campaign is once again in the Northland. It’s goal is to spread the message of health and fitness throughout the state. For the 61st time, many people walked along side First Lady Tonette Walker Wednesday morning. The walk took place on the North Country Trail, which is the longest in the nation. They…

Morning Update 9-28-17

Local News and Weather Making Headlines in the Northland.

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Midday Update 9-8-17

Friday, September 8, 2017

An update on local news and weather. Categories: News Update Tags: brittney merlot, duluth, fox 21 weather, Local News, local news update, midday update, Natalie Froistad, news update, weather

Duluth Trails Closed From Excessive Rain

COGGS Trails Close To Avoid Damage By Ruts In The Clay Mud

DULUTH, Minn. — With the recent rainy weekend dumping 1-5″ inches of rain across the Northland, its puddled up and left soggy and muddy trails, forcing them to close. According to the cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shores, when you put your footprint or bike tire through the goopy mud, the imprint leaves a lasting mark. The rut catches water…

Castle Danger Celebrates 6 Years

Cheers To The Years - This Weekend At The Brewery In Two Harbors!

TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Kegs are tapped in celebration of Castle Dangers 6 Year Anniversary this weekend. They are celebrating their success with live music, food trucks, lawn games, raffles and of course, drinking their dangerously good beer with friends. “It’s been the longest six years and the shortest six years that the brewery and I can imagine. When we…