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B&B Market Food Train Success Chugging Into Holiday Season

So far, the Market has received over $150,000 for their food train since March when the pandemic hit.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The B&B Market in Cloquet is continuing their food train for the holidays. On Wednesday, members of the Fond Du Lac Reservation wanted to thank the market for helping out people in there community. So far, the Market has received over $150,000 for their food train, which started in March when the pandemic set in. “There’s a…

Twin Ports Trailer Trash Offering Free Christmas Tree Pickup

Anyone who wants a free pickup will have to place a call to Twin Ports Trailer Trash before December 31st.

DULUTH, Minn. –  If you’re already thinking ahead to 2021 you may also be thinking about how to dispose of your Christmas Tree. After a successful program last year, Twin Ports Trailer will once again be offering free curbside pick up of Christmas trees on January 6th and 7th as people start to take down their decorations. “A lot of…

Toy Drive Expecting Large Turnout, Still in Need of Monetary Donations

The toy drive will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Make Every Child Toy drive is still happening this year, but it will look a bit different. After previously holding the toy drive in other buildings, organizer Mike Letica almost called it quits this year until he reached out to the owner of Shake It. Letica was told he could use their facility in West Duluth across…

Duluth Salvation Army Encouraging Final Donations to Help Rescue Christmas

Monetary Donations Are Being Matched as Toy Distribution Begins for Families in Need

DULUTH, Minn. – With Christmas just over one week away, the Duluth Salvation Army is making a final push for toy and monetary donations to help Northland families in need this holiday season. On Monday, the Salvation Army in Duluth began their food distribution which will continue throughout the rest of the week with toy distribution as well. Dan Williamson,…

Handmade in the Northland: Northern Exposure Art & Sjofn’s Musings

FOX 21 Local News is Highlighting Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout the week of Dec. 7 – 11, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the gift-giving season. Throughout the season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local businesses amid a year of many…

Handmade in the Northland: Sprig Design Co.

FOX 21 Local News is Highlighting Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout the week of Dec. 7 – 11, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the gift-giving season. Throughout the season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local businesses amid a year of many…

Handmade in the Northland: Clover + Cotton

FOX 21 Local News is Highlighting Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of Dec. 7 – 11, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the gift-giving season. Throughout the season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local businesses amid a year of…

Handmade in the Northland: The Big Lake

FOX 21 Local News is Highlighting Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – During the week of Dec. 7 – 11, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the gift-giving season. Throughout the season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local businesses amid a year…

Duluthian Selected to Help Deck the White House Halls for the Holidays

Kynze Lundeen was one of 125 volunteers from across the country selected to help decorate.

DULUTH, Minn.- Many Northlanders are probably busy decking the halls, getting last minute decorations on the tree and stringing lights outside. But can you imagine getting picked to help decorate the White House for the Holidays? One Duluthian did. Kynze Lundeen applied for the opportunity a few months ago while waiting at an airport in Texas. Weeks after applying, she…

Local Christmas Tree Farms See Boost in Sales As Big Box Retailers See Shortage

Retail Christmas tree sellers are experiencing a shortage, though that's not a problem for small, local farmers who have their own natural inventory, they said.

DULUTH, Minn.- As the holidays draw closer, owners of Christmas Tree Farms in the Northland are seeing a boost in business this year, as a shortage at bigger box retailers is drawing people to shop local farms for their trees and wreaths. “I probably have a million trees and about half of my farm is, I would say 100-120 acres…

A “Lure” of Lights Expected to Help Hayward Businesses

This year Hayward community members are hopeful that people still get out in a safe manner and shop local.

HAYWARD, Wisc. – As the annual “Lure” of Lights display in downtown Hayward Wisconsin kicked off Friday, community members say it’s just one of the many activities that will hopefully mean a successful winter for tourism. “We know it’s going to be a holiday season like no other,” Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Chris Ruckdaschel says. This year…

Hoffbauer Tree Farm Helping Keep Holiday Traditions Alive

The Hoffbauer's Hope to Be Open Through Dec. 20, or Until Supplies Last

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s oftentimes a family tradition. For others, it could be a year of new beginnings. Picking out the Christmas tree brings back memories for many, and for one local family, they’re just happy to help make it all happen. “You’ll be overwhelmed by the fragrance which would be the smell of the balsam and a little bit…

Bentleyville Modifying Drive-Thru Tour After Vehicles Turned Away Opening Night

Volunteers and Duluth Police had to work though traffic hiccups with the new setup, but said all-in-all it was a successful start.

DULUTH, Minn.-Bentleyville Tour of Lights kicked off its new 2020 drive-thru season Saturday night, and before getting to the Christmas lights — vehicle headlights decorated the streets around Bayfront Festival Park, as crews worked through some challenges with the new setup. “When it’s the very first time you’re attempting to do a drive-thru and it’s opening night there’s always gonna…

Volunteers Needed for Christmas Adopt-a-Child Program in Carlton County

80 kids from 3 mo. to 18 yrs. old still need to be adopted for the Adopt-a-Child gift program.

CLOQUET, Minn.- As the holidays near, the Cloquet Salvation Army says they need more people to register to buy gifts for families in need. 80 kids throughout Carlton County still need to be adopted for the Adopt-a-Child Christmas assistance program — that’s about 45 families, coordinators said. Age groups range from 3 months to 18 years old, though gifts are…

Making Holiday Memories at Duluth’s Historic Glensheen Mansion

Glensheen Mansion is Now Offering Self-Guided Christmas Tours Through January, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The halls have been decked at the historic Glensheen mansion in Duluth, and now visitors are welcome to experience the magic of the holidays both inside and outside the estate. Staff has been busy setting up 25 Christmas trees, and stringing many feet of lights and garland in anticipation of this year’s holiday tours. Self-guided Christmas tours…

Glensheen Mansion Unveils Christmas Decorations

The historic estate will be opened for self-guided Christmas tours this Friday.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s beginning to look a lot light Christmas at Glensheen Mansion. The historic estate will be opened for self-guided Christmas tours this Friday. Staff have spent the past few weeks decorating the mansion with dozens of trees and have also hidden 25 elves inside the home which has become a family favorite. “Kids can find the elves…

Nominations for ‘Best Christmas Ever’ Nearing Final Deadline

Nominations For the 2020 'Best Christmas Ever' Will Close Sunday, Nov. 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Nominations for this year’s Best Christmas Ever are coming to a close. Northlanders have until Sunday, Nov. 15 to nominate a family in need this holiday season. Don Liimatainen, founder of Best Christmas Ever, says the organization plans to surpass its goal of helping more than 150 families this year. Each year from Sept. 1 – Nov….

Bentleyville Setup Gets Underway

The setup officially started September 26th and will go up until the its opening in late November.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s that time of year again the setup for Bentleyville Tour of Lights is officially underway. The setup officially started September 26th and will go up until the its opening in late November. The Executive director of the tour of lights says, this year is more challenging then others with figuring out logistics for each display so…

Glensheen Sees Large Crowds Over Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. –  Glensheen mansion brings thousands of visitors through the historic grounds every holiday season. Management says, this is one of the busiest weeks they have at the mansion. From the Christmas trees, decorations and the elves- there’s something for everyone. One of the newer tour additions is the candlelight tour, which has increased in popularity over the years….

Duluth Firefighters Celebrate Christmas

DULUTH, Minn. – “Christmas in a lot of ways is just like a normal day for us.” The firefighters here in Duluth get to the station early- doing their normal routines- making sure the rigs are good to go. “Our response is the exact same as any other day.” With being away from their families, these firefighters at the Duluth…

Fairlawn Mansion Ready For Holiday Season

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Fairlawn Mansion is all geared up for the holiday season. Volunteers have been hard at work since the beginning of December decking out the historic mansion with holiday decorations. Whether it’s the trees or the period decor, staff say now is the time to visit the museum. “It’s actually the best time to see Fairlawn. It’s so…

Christmas Tree Sellers Talk Safety Tips

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re still in the market for a Christmas tree, Emmanuel Evergreens tree lot in West Duluth has you covered. The average life span of a Christmas tree in the home is ten weeks. Keeping it away from heat sources and watered are two ways to prolong its life. But owners say, the key to keep your…

Annual Sock Drive Nearing Goal

DULUTH, Minn. – The Christmas spirit was in full swing at the Salvation Army Tuesday morning. Employees at Fond-Du–Luth staff dropped off thousands of socks collected as part of the casino’s annual sock drive. The employees also dropped off a check, which the Salvation Army will use to help purchase toys, and support other programs. When area families who come…

Salvation Army Volunteers Wrap Christmas Gifts for Holiday Shoppers

The money raised from gift wrapping services will go to helping the community for Christmas and throughout the year.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Salvation Army is helping Miller Hill Mall shoppers save some time by wrapping all of their gifts, this holiday season. Their booth, located next to Maurice’s, has plenty of bows, ribbons, and wrapping paper to handle gifts of all sizes. choppers can stop by the booth now until Christmas Eve to get their gifts wrapped for…

FOX 21 Kicks Off ‘Gifts for Teens’ Toy Drive

Gifts will be Collected from Participating Drop Off Locations on Thursday, December 19

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season, you have the chance to help make lasting holiday memories for teens living in the Twin Ports. FOX 21 Local News is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland for the annual ‘Gifts for Teens’ Toy Drive. Gift donations will be collected at…

Make Magical Holiday Memories Aboard the Christmas City Express

Christmas City Express Begins Friday, November 29 at the North Shore Scenic Railroad Museum in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – What better way to see the holiday sights of the Northland than aboard the Christmas City Express. Starting Friday, November 29, passengers are welcome to hop aboard and experience the magical excursion. The Christmas City Express will board and depart at the St. Louis County Depot (Lake Superior Railroad Museum). The holiday fun of the Christmas City Express…

Christmas Lights Up, Christmas Tours On at Glensheen Mansion

Choose from three different tours to take.

DULUTH, Minn.- The holidays are in full swing at Glensheen Mansion, with their Christmas Tours now underway. You can choose from three different tours at the mansion: a self-guided tour, a half self-guided full mansion tour, and the new candlelight tour. For the candlelight tour, staff turns off all the interior lights, illuminating the mansion in only Christmas lights. Staff…

Christmas City of the North Parade Decks the Halls of Superior Street

Crowds take over sidewalks to watch the 61st Parade.

DULUTH, Minn.- The crowds outside of Sir Ben’s were full of holiday cheer as Superior Street turned into a Winter Wonderland for the 61st Annual Christmas City of the North Parade. Thumping marching bands, colorful floats, and favorite characters line the street. It’s a special night not only for spectators, but those who have been preparing to be in the…

Bentleyville Prep Wraps Up Five Days Before Opening

Volunteers finish setting up gift shop.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Bentleyville Tour of Lights is almost done setting up in Bayfront Park, for opening night this Saturday. Over the last eight weeks, about 15 hundred volunteers helped set up the 21 acres of over 5 million lights. Founder Nathan Bentley said the display wouldn’t happen without all of that help. “I sometimes believe the public maybe doesn’t…

Salvation Army to Kick off Red Kettle Campaign Wednesday Night at Bentleyville

The Red Kettle Karnival is Happening Wednesday, November 6 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Salvation Army invites you to help them kick off this year’s Red Kettle Campaign by stopping in at Bentleyville USA on Wednesday, November 6 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Attendees will get a sneak peek at Bentleyville USA before their official opening. There will be hot cocoa, mascot visits, marshmallows, music, and much more. Guests…

Bentleyville USA in Need of Volunteers, Donations

Coffee Conversation: 2019 Bentleyville USA; Need for Volunteers, Donations

DULUTH, Minn. – Bentleyville USA will flip on the lights for another year of holiday cheer Saturday, November 23. The need for volunteers is in high demand. Nathan Bentley, founder of Bentleyville USA, tells FOX 21 there are six weeks of work to be finished in a matter of four weeks. Volunteers are needed Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m….

Heavy Snow Heading to the Northland

Bitter Cold Follows

DULUTH, Minn-   A quiet Christmas Day across the Northland with only a few snow flurries will give way to the first widespread major winter storm of the season. As travelers head out Wednesday, the road conditions will deteriorate later in the day as snow moves in by evening. Moderate to heavy snow and very strong winds are expected Thursday, Thursday…

Winter Storm Heading To The Northland

Heavy Snow & Strong Winds Thursday and Friday

It’s an official “White Christmas” across the Northland with 3″ of snow on the ground in Duluth, Minnesota, but heavy snow is on the way to the Northland later this week. After a quiet Christmas Day with only a few snow flurries, that much advertised winter storm that I’ve been talking about since last week finally starts bringing snow to the…

Gifts for Teens Toy Drive Making a Difference in the Northland

FOX 21 Local News Took Part in the Annual Gifts for Teens Toy Drive, Supporting the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 500 boys and girls in the Northland were receiving a little holiday cheer Friday evening in Duluth as the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland hosted holiday parties at multiple branches in the area. FOX 21 Local News taking part in the annual Gifts for Teens Toy Drive once again. Officials at the Boys…

Explore the North Shore this Holiday Season

Visit Cook County Staff Chat About Upcoming Events in the Area Through the Holiday Season

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – Skiers and snowboarders are hitting the slopes at Lutsen Mountains! But that’s not all the vast wilderness in Cook County has to offer this winter season. Linda Jurek and Kjersti Vick spent their morning chatting with FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot about upcoming events in the Cook County region over the Christmas holiday…

Iron Mug Arranges Gifts for Christmas Giveaway

Mike Letica Hosting Toy Giveaway

DULUTH, Minn.- As the holidays fast approach, many families are forced to sit with the realization that they can’t afford to buy Christmas presents. Well, Mike Letica and his team at Iron Mug Coffehouse is trying to change that again this year. They’re currently sorting through $10,000 worth of toys, to hand out to families in need this Christmas. The…

Duluth East Choralaires Deck the Halls of the Skywalk with Song

High Schoolers Sing Carols in Different Businesses

DULUTH, Minn.- Some Duluth East High School students spread some holiday cheer downtown, filling the Skywalk with the sounds of Christmas. The East Choralaires started their musical journey at the Republic Bank, singing such holiday favorites as Deck the Halls and God Rest Ye Marry Gentlemen. They then moved across the avenue to Wells Fargo, then U.S. Bank, before ending…

Handmade in the Northland: Harmonic Goods

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. Brad Bergslien is the creator of Harmonic Goods….

Free Holiday Block Party Saturday in Hermantown

The Free Family Block Party is a Partnership Between Best Christmas Ever and Multiple Local Businesses in Hermantown

DULUTH, Minn. – Best Christmas Ever and multiple local businesses in the Hermantown area invite everyone to join their free Family Block Party Saturday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Block Party will help raise awareness and financial support for local families who have fallen on hard times this holiday season. The event includes pictures with Santa, live Christmas…

Enjoy Free Holiday Fun with the Douglas County Historical Society

The Douglas County Historical Society is Hosting Their Annual Saturday Holiday Matinee and Christmas Musicale in December

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Douglas County Historical Society is inviting the community to join them in free holiday entertainment throughout the month of December. Saturday Holiday Matinee: Saturday, December 15, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The 5th Annual Saturday Holiday Matinee offers free entertainment for all ages. On big screen, see cartoons, Christmas stories and Laurel and Hardy! Santa Claus…

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…

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…

Tacky, Classy Holiday Décor Deck the Halls at Glensheen Mansion

The Inaugural Tacky Christmas Display is Now Open at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to decorating the historic Glensheen Mansion for the holiday season we think extravagant trees, classic ornaments and hundreds of feet of garland. But this year, that’s all changing, at least outside the mansion. This year, in addition to the 25 Christmas trees inside the mansion, Glensheen is bringing the Christmas cheer outside, too. The…

Christmas Tree Illuminates Superior Public Library

Holiday Tree Up for All to Enjoy

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The annual Holiday Tree is now lit in Downtown Superior. The colorfully lit tree looks over the Superior Public Library, and the adjacent corner of Tower Avenue and the newly constructed Belknap Street. Santa paid a visit there on Small Business Saturday, lighting the tree for the first time this season. Superior’s Tannenbaum provides a nice backdrop to…

Rally and Ring for the Red Kettle Campaign this Holiday Season

Registration to Ring for the Red Kettle Campaign is Quick, Fun and Easy!

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season to begin holiday shopping, and enjoy the ringing of bells for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Gordon Mesedahl with the Salvation Army of Duluth stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning for this week’s Midwest Roaster’s Coffee Conversation. Mesedahl urges anyone interested to register now for a shift to ring, collect…

Making Your Own Piece of Holly Jolly

Holiday Make and Take Held at Duluth Flower Farm

DULUTH, Minn.-After shopping Small Business Saturday, Northlanders had a chance to make some holiday cheer Sunday at the Duluth Flower Farm. They hosted their 5th annual Holiday Make and Take. People could come in and make their own kissing balls, wreaths and center pieces out of local balsam, cedar, and pine branches. According to the store’s owner, some of them…

Minnesota State Patrol: Extra DUI Enforcement Starts Today

The Minnesota State Patrol is Cracking Down on Drung Drivers this Holiday Season; Extra Officers will be on Minnesota Roads

ST. PAUL – The holidays are filled with joy, happiness and time together with family and friends. Too often the joy turns to sorrow when a family is notified of a loved one’s tragic death on Minnesota roads due to someone driving impaired. To help keep families together this holiday season, more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are…

Duluth Man’s New Firetruck Helps with Holiday Lights

Barry Sinex's New Ride is the Talk of the Town

DULUTH, Minn.-Ask any young boy, and they’ll tell you that it is their dream to own a big red firetruck and drive it around town. But one Duluth resident made that a reality, and he’s using it to help spread some holiday cheer. The blare of a siren and spinning lights make you feel like you’re at a fire station….

OMC Smokes Your Turkey

Smokehouse Sells Smoked Turkeys for Thanksgiving

DULUTH, Minn.-As many across the Northland are planning their Thanksgiving meals, some may want to give smoked turkey a try. Until Sunday, OMC Smokehouse is taking orders for their smoked turkeys. For $110.98 you can get a big bird, weighing in at about 22-24 lbs. They come brined with stock at the bottom, ready for pick up anytime next Tuesday…