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Cable Natural History Museum to Host Grand Opening Saturday

The Cable Natural History Museum will Unveil Three New Exhibits Saturday, May 25, 2019

CABLE, Wis. – The Cable Natural History Museum nestled in downtown Cable is bursting with activity, fun, exhibits, activities, events, volunteers and kids, with even more of all that set to open this month as its Curiosity Center nears completion. The museum is hosting a grand opening on Saturday, May 25. “The new Curiosity Center is a dream come true…

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…

Coffee Conversation: Children’s Charity Gala to Support Local Families

The Northern Lights Foundation is Hosting the Gala on Thursday, May 16

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northern Lights Foundation is proud to present the 2019 Children’s Charity Gala on Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. The event is happening at the Harborside Ballroom at the DECC. The annual gala is the Northern Lights Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the event are provided as unrestricted grants to local families with…

Duluth Fire and St. Luke’s Help with Car Seat Safety

Child Car Seat Safety Clinic Held at Duluth Fire Department

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Center for Disease Control, in one year, more than 618,000 children ages 12 and under rode in a vehicle without a car seat. On Thursday, the Duluth Fire Department and St. Luke’s took measures to change that. At Duluth Fire Station #7, they hosted a totally free Child Car Seat Safety Clinic, where licensed technicians…

St. Luke’s Dietitian Offers Tips and Treats Ahead of Halloween

St. Luke's Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne Offers Tips for Youth and Adults When it Comes to Healthy Halloween Habits

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween falls on Wednesday this week and many folks have probably already stocked up the candy drawer, but it’s important to remember moderation is the best bet as we head into the height of the holiday season. St. Luke’s Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning to offer a few tips before…

Families Invited to “Party in the Park” in Two Harbors

The Second Annaul Party in the Park Event is Happening Saturday, August 11 in Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Back for a second year, the wildly popular family friendly “Party in the Park” event is happening at Thomas Owens Park in Two Harbors. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Lake County Arena. Party in the Park is a free event, sponsored by the city of Two Harbors. The event is centered…

Buy a Blizzard, Donate a Dollar Today at Dairy Queen

Miracle Treat Day is Happening All Day Thursday, August 2 at Multiple Northland Dairy Queen's

DULUTH, Minn. – Looking to cure your sweet tooth today? Then you’re in luck! All DQ locations in Northeast Minnesota will be participating in the 2018 Miracle Treat Day 2018. One or more dollars from each sale of a DQ Blizzard will be donated to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare through the Children’s Miracle Network. Gloria Plaisted owns and operates the…

Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy Set to Attract Thousands to Duluth

Thomas the Tank Engine and His Best Friend Percy will Start Giving Rides Friday, August 3, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy are making the trek to Duluth from the Island of Sodor this week. The two will spend the next few weeks in the Northland, giving children and their families rides starting Friday, August 3. For the next two weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy not only rides, but games, but…

Push for Food Donations Intensifies as July Ends

The Salvation Army of Duluth is Looking to Match Food Donations Throughout the Month of July

DULUTH, Minn. – The month of July is winding down, and for the Salvation Army of Duluth, the push for food donations is intensifying before August approaches. Throughout the month of July, all monetary food donations are being matched by the Salvation Army. Staff at the Salvation Army say summer months are the most difficult to collect the amount of…

Duluth Elks, Volunteers Teaching Kids to Fish

Teaching Kids to Fish is Happening Saturday, July 28 at Boulder Lake

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, July 28, more than 50 children from across the Northland will take part in a fun-filled day of events at Boulder Lake near Duluth. The Duluth Elks #133 along with many local sponsors and volunteers will help take kids fishing, some, for the first time in their life. The group partners with youth centers across…

New Northwood Facility

Northwood Children's Services Opens New Psychiatric Facility

Duluth, Minn.-The first residential psychiatric facility for children in Minnesota has opened in Duluth, and is breaking new ground as the first of its kind in the state. While the building has been open to patients since June 15, Northwood Children’s Services formally introduced the building and its amenities on Friday. The building’s softly colorful walls, cozy–looking rooms and large…

Coffee Conversation: Summer Food Access Program

The Summer Food Access Program is Organized by the Duluth Area Family YMCA

  The Duluth Area Family YMCA is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), providing students across the community with nutritious meals while school is out. Organizers say meals will be provided to all enrolled children (18 years of age and younger) without charge. Meals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis at the sites…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Getting to Know The Bauble Fairy

The Bauble Fairy Started Three Years Ago by Hermantown Resident Lyndsey Manning

DULUTH, Minn. – Big box and department stores have a large selection when it comes to bling and jewelry for babies and children. But one Northland mother simply wasn’t satisfied with the choices. “Probably not your typical style, the blue hair and black walls in my house,” said Lyndsey Manning, Owner of The Bauble Fairy. For this stay-at-home mom, fashion…

Local Authors, Characters, to Read to Kids to Encourage Educational Success

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend Northland children will get to hear from local authors and characters as part of a “Super Sweet Story Time.” This is a day-long reading event hosted by A Sweet Event and Legacy Toys. According to the owner of A Sweet Event, Peter Cpin, reading is the single most significant factor to influence a child’s early…

Multiple People Hurt After School bus, Dump Truck Crash in New Jersey

Mount Olive Mayor Says 'It's a Horrific Scene'

(Jay Faltings via AP) MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — A school bus and dump truck collided on a New Jersey highway Thursday, ripping apart the bus, knocking it on its side and injuring multiple people, according to police. The school bus was on the median of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive and the front end of the bus appeared to…

Kids Club Offers Child Care for Parents at Duluth YMCA

Active Adventures: Kids Club

DULUTH, Minn. – For busy parents, it can be a struggle to find time to get daily tasks done, let alone find time to work out. This causes many parents to put exercise at the bottom of their priority list. The Duluth YMCA is offering a program with their membership to help with that. Emily Ranta, the Associate Executive Director…

Superior Elks Donation to Benefit Hundreds of Children

Superior Elks #403 Recently Donated $1,000 to Two Accounts After Receiving a Grant from the Elks National Foundation

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Superior Elks #403 was recently awarded two grants in the amount of $1,000 each from the Elks National Foundation. Grants Coordinator Cris Crum says one of the $1,000 checks will be awarded to the Now Account. This fund provides food for kids who can’t afford lunches. The other check will be donated to the Angel Fund,…

Classic Children’s Tale to be Performed on UMD Stage

"Charlotte's Web" Opens Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a story many know from childhood, and now it’s coming to a stage in Duluth. Charlotte’s Web is being performed by students at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. The children’s tale highlights friendship and sacrifice. The play is based on the book by E.B. White. Show Dates: Feb 1-3 & 8-10 at  6:30 p.m. Feb…

UPDATE: Victims Identified in Fatal Hibbing Fire, Another Life Claimed from Injuries

The Fire Broke Out Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Shortly After 1:00 a.m.

UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victims as 63-year-old Patricia Lynn Gillitzer, 67-year-old Steven Jon Gillitzer, and their grandson 9-year-old Todd Gillizter Jr., their 3-year-old grandson Isaiah was being treated for injuries at HCMC has reportedly died from his injuries. According to a press release from the Hibbing Fire Department, Steven Gillitzer was a retired Hibbing Fire Captain and served on…

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…

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…

‘Music With Robots’ Workshop Inspires Northland Kids

The unique instruments show their full potential at the kid friendly workshop.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth is known for its local musicians, Sunday Blacklist Brewery allowed kids to tap into their creative side with a special set of instruments. “Making Music with Robots” is a hands–on educational workshop. Creator Troy Rogers started making the instruments 14 years ago. Rogers told FOX21 sometimes the creator isn’t always the best musician, to actually use the instruments. “The…

Little Foresters Experience New Cabin Classroom

The Secret Forest Playschool Raised Funds for Months Before Building the Cabin Classroom

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Northland youngsters now have the chance to enjoy their unique new classroom. After months in the making, the doors are now open at the Secret Forest Playschool’s Cabin Classroom. Founded five years ago, Owner Meghan Morrow utilized a space in the East Ridge Community Church until the congregation decided to expand on the property….

First Witness Kicks Off ‘I Stand With Kids Month’

Child Abuse Continues to be a Problem in the Northland; Community Members Work to Make a Difference

DULUTH, Minn. – Child abuse is big problem in the Northland, and that’s why First Witness Advocacy Center in Duluth is working year round to investigate child abuse, provide services and education. Now, they’re looking to reach out even more as they kick off a monthlong campaign. Safety is something many of us take for granted, but for many children…

Parenting Again, Raising a Second Generation

Preregistration Required for the Course; If Enough Support is Gathered, Winter Classes Could be Offered

PROCTOR, Minn. – Many communities across the Northland are seeing a rise when it comes to parents abusing drugs and alcohol. Children are being taken from homes and grandparents are stepping up to care for their grandchildren. It’s why one Duluth woman has chosen to develop a new program known as parenting again. The class, specializing in raising a second…

Hundreds Expected for Annual Jefferson Street Block Party

The Event Runs From 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19

DULUTH, Minn. – The 26th Annual Jefferson Street Block Party in Duluth will bring hundreds of neighbors together once again this Saturday, August 19 from 2:00 to 5:00p.m on the 1600 block of Jefferson Street. The party will showcase live music from Lyz Jaakola’s project #theindianheadband, which provides a danceable mix of rock and roll, ska, funk and traditional Anishinaabe…

Stop for School Buses, Fines Increase in Minnesota

Fines Increase to $500 for Those Who Violate School Bus Rules of the Road

DULUTH, Minn. – The next time you fail to stop for a school bus, it’ll cost you more in the State of Minnesota. State law already requires all vehicles to stop for school buses when the bus driver activates the flashing lights and has the crossing arm fully extended. Starting August 1, drivers who violate this law will face higher…

Superheroes to Invade Duluth Playhouse

Superheroes will Perform on Stage at the Duluth Playhouse Underground Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Saturday, July 8, superheroes will be flying into the Duluth Playhouse ready to work together and save the day. Imaginarium: Superheroes! will be performed July 8 through July 23 every Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the show starts at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and Sundays performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Two brothers and the girl…

64th Annual Spooner Rodeo Starts Thursday

Thousands are Expected to Descend on Spooner, Wisconsin, for the Annual Weekend Rodeo

SPOONER, Wisc. – Happening Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9, thousands will crowd into the town of Spooner, Wisconsin, for the 64th Annual Spooner Rodeo. This year Queen Missa Taylor and Princess Katie Crosby stopped by the FOX 21 Studios to chat about the jam packed three days of events. A full schedule is listed below: 2017 Spooner Rodeo…

Lincoln Park Students Walk to Promote Overall Health

Walk to School Wednesday Helps Students, Staff and Community Leaders Build a Stronger Community

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a beautiful Wednesday morning for a group of Duluth Lincoln Park Middle School students to hit the sidewalk and make their way to class as a group. It’s all part of a local campaign known as Walk to School Wednesdays. Organizers started the weekly routine at the beginning of May and say they’re seeing growth…

Battling Tick Bites with Essential Prevention

Experts are Warning of a Severe Tick Season Across Much of the Country

DULUTH, Minn. – According to a new report, tick-borne diseases are on the rise across much of the country. With that being said, it’s important to remain cautious, especially when pets are added into your daily life. Northland veterinarians are seeing a spike in cases already this spring, raising concern to get your pets vaccinated, and checked regularly for ticks….

CSS Football Team Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Saints Helping Saints will be Happening Saturday, April 29 at CSS Tower Hall in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, April 29 at The College of St. Scholastica, students on the football team will be raising money to help fight childhood cancer. Put on by the CSS football team in coordination with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Saints will be shaving their heads with the hope of finding a cure for children diagnosed with cancer. They…

Egg-citing Event Coming to Lake Superior Zoo

The Annual Easter Egg-stravaganza is Expected to Attract Thousands to the Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. – An event happening this weekend in the Northland is sure to attract thousands to the Lake Superior Zoo! Preparations are well underway for the annual Easter Egg-stravaganza. It all happens this Saturday and organizers say it’s the largest public, pre-Easter fun activity in the Twin Ports. With fun for the entire family, you’re invited to stop by…

Piedmont Panthers Prepare for State Testing

As State Testing Begins, Staff and Teachers Organized a Pep Rally for Students

DULUTH, Minn. – Excitement along with motivation helped welcome hundreds of Panthers back to Piedmont Elementary school on Monday after a week-long spring break. Students across the state are preparing to start taking the Minnesota Comprehension Assessment (MCA) tests this week. Before testing starts, staff at Piedmont Elementary wanted to pump the students and teachers up with music, drumming, and…

Registration Now Open for Hartley Summer Camps

Since Wednesday, More than 600 Children Are Already Signed Up for Camps

DULUTH, Minn. – Registration for Hartley Nature Center Summer Camps is underway. Staff at Hartley tells FOX 21 over 600 kids have registered in just two days. Although a fresh coat of snow blanketed the Northland on Friday, Brett Amundson, Director of Operations at Hartley Nature Center says kids love to spend their summer days at Hartley. Amundson says Hartley…

Caring for Cancer with Valentine Cards

Children in the Community Handcrafted Valentine's Day Cards for the Cancer Resource Center of Essentia Health

DULUTH, Minn. – Handmade cards full of color and love are now decorating the Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center of Essentia Health in Duluth. The Duluth KidsClub started two years ago, when Founder Brandi Worthing wanted to create a social hub for parents to connect with events happening in the community. Over the weekend, the Pottery Burn Studio and Duluth KidsClub…