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2020 Brings Changes to Retirement Savings

Financial Professional Barry Bigelow Explains the New SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act)

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s the first major law impacting retirement savers in more than a decade. The SECURE Act took effect January 1, which means big changes for anyone with a 401(k) or IRA. Financial Professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m. to discuss how the changes will…

A Place for Fido to Begin Delivery Service in Duluth, Superior

A Place for Fido will Deliver to Customers Within a Six Mile Radius of Fitger's

DULUTH, Minn. – After eight years of operation, a Duluth pet supply business located in the Fitger’s complex is expanding. A Place for Fido will officially kick off delivery service on Friday, January 10. The service operates within a six mile radius of the Fitger’s location. Customers can visit A Place For Fido online to check availability. A delivery charge…

Ring in the New Year with a New Tattoo at Miller Hill Mall

The Lost Cove Co. Tattoo Pop-Up at Miller Hill Mall in Duluth Runs from January 2 - 31

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Thursday, January 2, the Miller Hill Mall will welcome the addition of a new pop-up tattoo shop featuring a celebrity artist. The Lost Cove Co. is a tattoo pop-up experience with a rotating crew of artists beginning in Los Angeles, second stop Duluth, third stop Austin, TX then going on to various other cities around the…

Duluth’s Best Bread Introduces Monthly Subscription Boxes

The First Delivery of Boxes will be Thursday, January 2

DULUTH, Minn. – Just in time for the holiday season, Duluth’s Best Bread is launching monthly subscription boxes. “It’s like Birchbox, but with croissants instead of makeup,” said co-owner Michael Lillegard. Duluth’s Best Bread Taste Tester Box launches new and unique baked goods into the mouths of subscribers on the first Thursday of each month starting January 2. There are…

Handmade in the Northland: Riverside Soy Candles

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 9 – 13, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. It’s beginning to look, and smell a…

Handmade in the Northland: MOD Playhouse

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 9 – 13, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Shari Bradt is the creator of MOD…

Handmade in the Northland: Wildlife Artist Alexa Carson

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 9 – 13, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Alexa Carson is a wildlife artist based…

Handmade in the Northland: Burdock Ceramics

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 9 – 13, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Barry Sands and his partner Rita work…

Black Friday Shopping? Don’t Forget These Four Helpful Tips

Local Financial Professional Barry Bigelow Offers Advice and Tips to Help Keep Your Wallet Happy This Black Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – Black Friday is known for its door-busting deals and bargain-hunting shoppers. Local Financial Professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial stopped by FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m. with tips to help you make the most of your time and money this Black Friday. Black Friday is almost here and so are the deals….

New Local Business Taking Stress Out Of Holiday Baking

Lake Superior Baking Co. Began in October of 2019; Hermantown Resident Chloe Harris is the Founder of the Company

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Baking is all the buzz in the kitchen of one Hermantown resident. 17-year-old Chloe Harris started Lake Superior Baking Co. in October of 2019. Harris says she has had a passion for baking since she was 7-years-old. Now she’s turning her passion into a profession by starting up her very own company. Harris bakes out of her…

New Pet Transportation Service Opening Soon in Twin Ports

Poocher Pet Shuttle will Begin Animal Transportation Services on Monday, November 4

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’ve ever needed to get your pet to an appointment, but simply don’t have the time or want to go out in the cold, a new business will soon be at your service in the Twin Ports. Poocher Pet Shuttle will be similar to Lyft and Uber, but will only transport animals. Owner Gerald Osgan recently…

Twin Ports College Students Connect with Business Mentors

Mentor Connection program helps students establish connections with the Twin Ports Business Community.

DULUTH, Minn.- Northland College students got to rub elbows with Twin Ports business leaders who work in the field they’re studying. The career-finding organization Northforce put on the event at Great Lakes Aquarium. It’s part of the launch of their Mentor Connect program, which matches students from the College of St. Scholastica, Lake Superior College, University of Wisconsin-Superior, and UMD…

All Natural, Eco-Friendly Grooming Service Opens in Superior

All Natural Canines is Located at 1308 Tower Avenue in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Dogs, cats, rabbits, and even birds. It sounds like a handful, but for one business owner in Superior, it’s her clientele. Some could say there are new doggies in one window along Tower Avenue in Superior. “Dogs are my main passion,” said Amy Mundt, owner of All Natural Canines Pet Grooming in Superior. The longtime resident of…

Game Day Apps with Bucktales Cantina and Grill

Cooking Connection: Fresh Baked Loaded Nachos and Homemade Guacamole

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s football season and with it comes the munchies! In this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Brett Scott chats with Bucktales Cantina and Grill owner Dee Morales as business picks up for the fall season. Morales is the only chef in the kitchen at Bucktales, handcrafting each order to perfection. The business is located near Pattison State…

Proctor Businesses React to Construction

Proctor, MN – Construction in Proctor is continuing to buzz along. Stop light repairs and accessibility to county road eleven are taking up the bulk of the work. The construction, which started August 7th, is on the main drag of town on highway two. One local business owner says, crossing the street and taking new delivers has been difficult. “The…

Knowing Your Neighbors: East End Driving Academy Now Open in Lakeside Neighborhood

East End Driving Academy is Located at 512 North 45th Avenue East in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – When teens start their drivers training course they’re well on their way to legally getting behind the wheel. But with few options in Duluth to take the required courses, one local man is trying to fill the void. Before East End Driving Academy, parents in this specific area of the city didn’t have any alternatives to enroll…

Handcrafted Ravioli Augusti Offers Seafood Satisfaction

Cooking Connection: The Strand Waterfront Dining and Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort

LUTSEN, Minn. – Entrees are sizzling off the menu this summer at The Strand Waterfront Dining and Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort up the North Shore. Executive Chef Chris Homyak has hand selected fine ingredients and recipes to refresh the restaurant’s menu this year. This week’s cooking connection features a handcrafted Ravioli Augusti. Ravioli Augusti: House made beet ravioli with…

Report: Iron Ore Trade Up Two Percent in May

Shipments of Iron Ore from U.S. Great Lakes Ports Increased Two Percent in May Compared to 2018

CLEVELAND – A new report released by the Lake Carriers’ Association shows shipments of iron ore from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled six million tons in May, an increase of nearly two percent compared to a year ago. The new data is also four percent above the month’s 5-year average. Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 14.5 million tons, an increase of…

Pet Supply Store Secures Location in New Duluth Retail Development

Chuck & Don's is Expected to Open Late Winter, Early Spring of 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – FOX 21 is learning more about a new Eagan, Minnesota based pet store coming to Duluth. According to a company spokesperson for the pet supply company, Launch Properties is responsible for building the retail development that Chuck & Don’s will call home in late winter, early spring of 2020. The space will be located in the Jigsaw retail development…

Order Up! ‘Bite Squad’ Rolls into Duluth, Hermantown

Bite Squad is a Food Delivery Service Based in Minneapolis

DULUTH, Minn. – Are you hungry, but don’t want to cook or wait at the restaurant to get your food? Minnesota based Bite Squad is now serving the Duluth and Hermantown areas. Bite Squad started in Minneapolis in 2012 serving 17 restaurants and employing five drivers. The food delivery business is now in more than 375 cities across the United…

Lake Superior Art Glass Now Offering Kid’s Classes

Classes will be Offered Seven Days a Week Beginning Thursday, May 23

DULUTH, Minn. – A new kid’s class is coming to Lake Superior Art Glass in Duluth’s Canal Park. Owner Dan Neff says classes will begin on Thursday, May 23, and will be offered seven days a week. The Kid’s Class is offered to children ages 4 – 11 where the kids will help design and create their own pendant. As…

Purchase a Pack, Plant a Tree

The Monthlong Drive is in Collaboration with the Minnesota DNR

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack has brought back its company-wide and month-long Arbor Day campaign called, “Buy A Pack, We Give Back.” Due to the company’s success with the philanthropic campaign in 2018, the Made in America business has brought it back once again for 2019. For every Duluth Pack manufactured product sold, Duluth Pack will properly plant a tree…

Living Walls Blossom Throughout Local Duluth Businesses

Bill and Kate Isles are the Creators Behind Duluth Living Walls

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lincoln Park craft district is now home to a massive 37 foot long living wall. The concept is sprouting up in popularity across much of the nation, but the owners are proud to be the first official business right here in the Northland. “A lot of people, first their thought is, wow, and second it’s like, is…

Local Organizations Honored During Special Lunch

Multiple Northland organizations were honored today for all the work they do in the community during the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's Luncheon at the DECC.

DULUTH, Minn.-Multiple Northland organizations were honored today for all the work they do in the community during the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Luncheon at the DECC, which included a keynote address from the governor. Those honored included multiple affordable housing groups, which Duluth leadership say are vital to the Northland’s growth. “It’s so great as a mayor to know that…

51st Annual Motorhead Madness Revs up Northland Auto Enthusiasts

The 51st Annual Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness is Happening March 23 - 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland’s biggest indoor car show is coming to the DECC March 23 – 24. The show is in its 51st year, featuring four overflowing arenas filled with customs, street rods, trucks, 4X4s, race cars, cycles, rat rods and antiques. Vendors will be on site along with a swap meet and flea market for folks to enjoy….

Order Up! Gordy’s Hi-Hat to Host Hiring Event Saturday

The Hiring Event is Happening Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet

DULUTH, Minn. – After many months of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall, Gordy’s Hi-Hat is preparing to open for the 59th season. The family-owned eatery is hosting a hiring event on Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gordy’s grandson, Sever Lundquist, says positions available range from cooks to janitors and even teens looking for their first summer job. Lundquist invites everyone interested…

Treating Pain, Anxiety with CBD Oil for Animals

Ignite Vapor and Tobacco is Located at 502 Hammond Avenue in Superior

DULUTH, Minn. – Scientific research proves man’s best friend is able to help humans relieve stress, but what helps your furry friends calm down and relax? The staff at Ignite Vapor and Tobacco in Superior believe the answer is stocked on their store shelves. Staff member Timothy Frey frequently deals with helping his German Shepard, Dakota, relieve pain. “There are all…

New Outdoor Consignment Shop to Host Pop-Up Event in Duluth

The First Ever Great Lakes Gear Exchange Pop-Up Event is Happening Saturday, March 9, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Since January, items new and used have been coming in rapidly to the Great Lakes Gear Exchange. Owners Brooke Wetmore and Emily Richey decided two years ago to begin developing an outdoor consignment business. Northlanders are able to sell their items to the owners, which then are resold to other folks looking to purchase new or gently used…

Lunch, Dinner Deals Coming to Downtown Duluth

Eat Downtown Duluth Week Runs Monday, March 4 - Saturday, March 9

DULUTH, Minn. – Multi-courses. One price. One Destination. The Duluth Greater Downtown Council is excited to announce another season of Eat Downtown Duluth Restaurant Week. The delicious deals are happening Monday, March 4 through Saturday, March 9 at 19 participating locations. The Greater Downtown Council sponsors the event twice a year with the hope of driving business into local restaurants and…

Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies Coming to Duluth

The Business will be in a New Development Located on Miller Hill in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland will soon have more options for pet accessories and supplies. Originally starting in 1990 with one store in Eagan, Minnesota, Chuck & Don’s Pet Food and Supplies will now open their first store in the Northland in late 2019. Officials with the company tell FOX 21 Local News, the first Chuck & Don’s Northland location…

Show Your Love for Lincoln Park this February

Love'n Lincoln Park is Happening February 9 - 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Advancing Lincoln Park and the Lincoln park Business Group are proud to present the inaugural Love’n Lincoln Park event. The fun is happening Saturday, February 9 – Saturday, February 16 all over the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Businesses will offer events, specials and Valentine’s themed things to do. Lincoln Park is celebrating Valentine’s week and winter with Love’n…

Foxconn Says it is Building Manufacturing Plant in Wisconsin

Foxconn Technology Group says after speaking with President Donald Trump the Taiwan company plans to proceed with plans to construct a plant in Wisconsin that will make screens that can be used for small electronic devices.

MADISON, Wis.-Foxconn Technology Group says after speaking with President Donald Trump the Taiwan company plans to proceed with plans to construct a plant in Wisconsin that will make screens that can be used for small electronic devices. The news Friday comes after a week of confusion about Foxconn’s plans in Wisconsin. The company had said last year that it was…

Lake Superior Ice Festival to Heat Up Superior This Weekend

The Lake Superior Ice Festival Kicks off Friday, January 25 and will End on Sunday, January 27

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Temperatures will be bitter cold as we head into the weekend, but that’s not stopping hearty Northlanders and visitors from enjoying the 2019 Lake Superior Ice Festival in Superior. The event is happening Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27. The big snow slide is already erected, towering over Barker’s Island Marina. This year, attendees will have some…

Hannah Johnson Fabrics Expanding in Lakeside Location

Hannah Johnson Fabrics will Host a Grand Re-Opening Event Thursday, January 24

DULUTH, Minn. – More fabric and fun will soon be available for quilters in the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood. The owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics is expanding. The growth comes after Johnson’s Bakery vacated their Lakeside location in 2018. “Who would have ever known? I never thought I’d be here for ten years,” said Janet Anelli, Owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics….

Duluth Pack Unveils New Products Thanks to Customer Feedback

The New Wax Canvas Packs and Colors will be Available Tuesday, January 22, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack, a brand known for handcrafted outdoor gear made in the U.S.A since 1882, is kicking off the 2019 year with new canvas material options. The locally based Made in America company is transparent in sharing how they receive ideas and growing selection of products from their customers. As Tom Sega, the President of Duluth Pack…

Cooking Connection: Corktown Deli’s ‘Hot Mess’ Breakfast

Corktown Deli and Brews in the Duluth Lincoln Park Neighborhood is Now Serving a Breakfast Menu

DULUTH, Minn. – Just months after opening, Corktown Deli and Brews is expanding their menu to include breakfast items. The menu ranges from hot items, to gourmet bagels and breakfast bruschetta. For this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Brittney Merlot had the chance to cook up the ‘Hot Mess’ as it’s called with chef Conor Maki. This breakfast item includes deli…

Handmade in the Northland: Art by SJ Nielsen

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Sam Nielsen is the creator of Art by…

Handmade in the Northland: Mike and Jen’s Hot Cocoa Mix

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Dean Packingham is known as the creator of…

Handmade in the Northland: Makers Mercantile

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Scott and Sara Clifton are the owners of…

Inaugural Winter West Market Happening This Weekend in Duluth

Joy Herbert, Owner of Little Neetchers in West Duluth, Has Wanted to Organize the Winter West Market for Years; Now it's Becoming a Reality

DULUTH, Minn. – Joy Herbert, owner of Little Neetchers in West Duluth, has recognized that over the past few years, West Duluth has lacked a connected feeling among it’s businesses. Herbert now hopes the inaugural Winter West Market will help connect businesses in the Duluth neighborhood. Winter West Market will bring together 12 businesses that are all within walking distance of each…

Give the Gift of Beauty this Holiday Season

The St. Luke's Plastic Surgery Associates are Hosting Their Annual Holiday Sale Through December 31

DULUTH, Minn. – Now through December 31, the staff at St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery Associates invite you to stop by their location in St. Luke’s Building A. The team is hosting their annual Holiday Sale. On Wednesday, December 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., folks will have the chance to gain educational tips and meet with makeup and skincare representative…

Holiday Huts Taking Over Glensheen Mansion this Saturday, Sunday

The Third Annual Duluth Winter Village is Happening December 1 & 2 at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Back by popular demand, the Duluth Winter Village is set to take over the grounds of Glensheen Mansion in Duluth Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. The event is happening from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. More than 40 Duluth businesses will come together to offer holiday gifts and local goods from inside locally…

Changing Retail Landscape Leading up to Black Friday

Dr. Ahmed Maamoun with UMD Says This Year's Changing Retail Landscape Could Make an Impact on Black Friday Sales

DULUTH, Minn. – Black Friday marks the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. As companies begin to entice shoppers with deals and free shipping, UMD expert Ahmed Maamoun, Ph.D., explains how the retail landscape is constantly being redefined by both companies and technology. “In the retail sector, Black Friday is one of the most intriguing times of year,” said…

Sip N’ Shop This Saturday at Letica’s Iron Mug Restaurant

The Inaugural Sip N' Shop Event is Happening Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Local vendors in the community are inviting everyone to visit the inaugural Sip N’ Shop event happening at Letica’s Iron Mug Restaurant Saturday, November 17. The holiday event will feature local vendors, food discounts and fundraising for the Valley Youth Center. The Valley Youth Center looks to help children in the community with academics, living a healthier…

New UPS Store Opens

A new UPS store has popped up in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A new UPS store has popped up in Superior. The store, which is owned and operated by a veteran, had its grand opening today on East Second Street. Management said the new location is ideal as there are a lack of shipping businesses in that area. “I’ve received a ton of feedback that this is going to be pretty…

Entrepreneurship Conference Held at UMD

UMD hosted it fourth annual Entrepreneurship Conference earlier today.

DULUTH, Minn.-UMD hosted it fourth annual Entrepreneurship Conference earlier today. The forum’s goal is to give students a real world perspective about what it’s like to own a business as they met with numerous local entrepreneurs. “I truly believe it’s important for students to get a real world perspective. We really like to invite people in from the community,” said Allie…

Holiday Tech Tips for Capturing the Best Memories

Verizon Wireless Specialist Steve Van Dinter Shares the Best Tech Gadgets for Capturing Holiday Photos

DULUTH, Minn. – As we start the month of November, the countdown is officially on to the holiday season. So how can you make sure to capture the best photos and memories this season? Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Steve Van Dinter stopped by FOX 21 Local News Thursday morning with a few tech gadgets that’ll make the photo taking process a…

Economics Expert Visits Northland

Businesses and how they work with banks took center stage in Superior today as a financial expert from the state capital stopped in town.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Businesses and how they work with banks took center stage in Superior today as a financial expert from the state capital stopped in town. The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions’ Secretary is touring multiple businesses in Superior to find out more about how financial institutions are helping them grow. He told us Wisconsin is becoming a mecca for local…

Treat Yourself with Better Saving Habits this Halloween

Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial Talks About Five Key Points to Helping You Save More Money

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is right around the corner! The spooky ritual has many of us thinking about tricks more than treats. However, it doesn’t have to be that way when it comes to your wallet. Local Financial Professional Barry Bigelow stopped by FOX 21 Local News Thursday morning to offer tips on how to trick yourself into saving for…