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Captain Johnathan Hillstrand Visits Duluth

Captain Johnathan Hillstrand is Best Known for His Time on Discovery Channel's Hit Show Deadliest Catch

DULUTH, Minn. – Johnathan Hillstrand is captain & co-owner of the Time Bandit, a 113 ft commercial crab fishing vessel as seen on Discovery Channel’s hit TV series Deadliest Catch. Johnathan may wear the raspy exterior of a veteran crabbing captain, but he truly is a child at heart. He runs a generally happy boat – and a very tight…

Barbra Streisand Takes Over Duluth this Weekend

Rubber Chicken Theater Brings Barbra Streisand to the Twin Ports February 15 - 17

DULUTH, Minn. – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Rubber Chicken Theater is proud to present their upcoming Valentine’s Day Barbra Streisand tribute show, With Love from Barbra. Melody Mendis has been portraying Streisand professionally for the past two years. The show will be happening February 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the…

Humane Society Looks to Tackle Stray Problem in Douglas County

The Humane Society of Douglas County is Hosting Another Free Spay, Neuter Clinic in March

SUPERIOR, Wis. – 27 female and 25 male cats are now recovering after a simple spay or neuter procedure over the weekend. For the first time, the Humane Society of Douglas County hosted a free spay and neuter event. The important procedures were performed by Purple Cat Mobile Veterinary Clinic out of Cumberland, Wisconsin. Sheila Keup, Executive Director of the…

Skate for the Heart at Essentia Duluth Heritage Sports Center

Duluth Parks and Rec is Hosting a Free Skating Event Wednesday, February 13, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Parks and Recreation Division is hosting a Skate for the Heart event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. There will be a live DJ and “lovely” lighting by Diamond Max Entertainment in addition to Valentine crafts, heart-healthy activities, jump rope challenge, and heart-related science displays. This event is taking place at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center located at 120…

School Closings, Delays for Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Closings and Delays Due to Winter Weather Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Birchwood School District – Closed (No after school activities) Mellen School District: CLOSING at 1:00 p.m. (No after school activities) South Shore School District: CLOSING at 12:00 p.m. (No after school activities) Superior School District: All after school athletic practices, extracurricular activities and community events CANCELED Watersmeet Township School District – Closed Categories: News, News – Latest News, School Closings…

Northwestern Students Create Awards for Upcoming Sled Dog Race

Tiger Manufacturing has Proudly Created Medals for the Inaugural Northern Pines Sled Dog Race

IRON RIVER, Wis. – Northwestern High School students Alex Smith and Ethan Brown are excited for the upcoming inaugural Northern Pines Sled Dog Race in Iron River, Wisconsin. The students recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News with their instructor to chat about projects related to “Tiger Manufacturing,” the student-run manufacturing business on campus. Tiger Manufacturing was honorably tasked with creating…

Inaugural Northern Pines Sled Dog Race Happening in Iron River

The Northern Pines Sled Dog Race is Happening Saturday, February 16, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Residents in the community of Iron River are excited to host the inaugural Northern Pines Sled Dog Race Saturday, February 16, 2019. The event is happening at the Northern Pines Golf Course and Event Center. It’s free and open to the public. Organizers are looking to encourage all families in the region to come witness this first-ever…

Coffee Conversation: UWS Theatre Presents “I and You”

The Productions of "I and You" will Begin Friday, February 15, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Students involved with UWS Theatre are counting down the minutes until the premiere of the drama “I and You.” The upcoming performances, directed by Kathy Laakso, will be taking place February 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m. “The audience will experience an appreciation of life for what it…

School Closings, Delays for Friday, February 8, 2019

Closings and Delays Due to Winter Weather Friday, February 8, 2019

Bessemer School District: CLOSED Feb. 8 including all events/activities Mellen Schools: 2 Hour DELAY Feb. 8 Watersmeet Township School District:  CLOSED Feb. 8 Categories: Community, Education, News, News – Latest News, School Closings Tags: community, Delays, education, school closings, weather

School Closings, Delays for Thursday, February 7, 2019

Closings and Delays Due to Winter Weather Thursday, February 7, 2019

Aitkin Schools – CLOSING Elementary at 1:00 p.m. Feb. 7| High School at 1:20 p.m. Feb. 7 Ashland Schools – CLOSING at 1:00 p.m. Feb 7 Birchwood School – CLOSING at 1:00 p.m. Feb 7 Carlton Schools – No after school activities, no conferences Feb. 7 Duluth Public Schools – CLOSED Feb. 7 including Keyzone Duluth Salvation Army – Closed for…

Finding a Match: Turning Life-or-Death Moments into Miracles

Experts say there are More People Waiting for Life-Saving Organ Transplants than there are Organs Available

DULUTH, Minn. – Every year on February 14 health officials and folks living in life-or-death situations take time to raise awareness for National Organ Donor Day. Statistics show more than 80 percent of people waiting for their life-saving gift are in need of a kidney. “I found out when I was 21,” said Connor Clark. Some say age is just…

Chester Bowl – The Northland’s Home Away from Home

NORTHLAND UNCOVERED: The park that's been around since Duluth became Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – What’s Winter without snow, and what’s snow without skiing? Chester Park is an outdoor haven that dates back to the late 1800’s. “A lot of people assume the Chester Bowl was named after Chester Congdon after so many things in this town that are named after Chester Congdon, but there is a man named Charles Chester who…

Making Memories with Ely’s Winter Festival

The Ely Winter Festival is Happening February 7 - 17, 2019

ELY, Minn. – Calling all winter enthusiasts! The Ely Winter Festival kicks off Thursday, February 7 and runs through Sunday, February 17. Event organizers say they’re excited to offer new and traditional events to enhance the enjoyment of winter. The annual event centers around Ely’s Whiteside Park. The International Snowsculpting Symposium starts February 7 as 18 teams from Ely, elsewhere…

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…

Duluth Cross-Country Ski Club to Host 4th Annual Snowball Gala

The 4th Annual Snowball Gala is Happening Saturday, February 9 in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Cross Country Ski Club (DXC) is excited to be hosting its 4th Annual Snow Ball Gala. The event is happening Saturday, February 9, at the Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth. Gala proceeds will support DXC’s Capital Campaign to complete the transformational new Nordic ski trails at the Grand Avenue Nordic Center at the bottom of Spirit Mountain. The Snow…

UMD School of Fine Arts Dean Talks Future Program Endeavors

UMD School of Fine Arts is Preparing to Debut their Latest Production of "Love's Labor's Lost" Thursday, February 7

DULUTH, Minn. – Robert Kase, Dean of the UMD School of Fine Arts, is happy to be back in the Northland serving his community, staff and students. Kase, a UMD alumnus, recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the future of UMD School of Fine Arts. Kase is looking forward to seeing continued passion being poured into the program he…

Winter Bike Week Rolls into the Northland

Winter Bike Week, Sponsored by Zeitgeist, is Happening February 2 - 9

DULUTH, Minn. – Some say biking in the winter impossible, but Winter Bike Week proves that the season is as great as any through events that teach, encourage, and celebrate all forms of biking for every type of rider. Working with partner organizations in the Duluth area, Zeitgeist is hosting community events over the week of February 2 – 9, including educational workshops,…

West Duluth Warming Shelter is Making Strides

More than 250 people have entered the facility since it's opening on January 17th.

DULUTH, Minn. – About three-fourths of visitors to CHUM have experienced some form of homelessness in their lifetime. The local organization and the homeless community could not be more grateful that the West Duluth warming center is open for use. As overnight temperatures have fallen way below zero recently, the need for use of the warming facility  has grown. So…

Zookeepers, Animals Working to Stay Warm During Arctic Blast

Staff at Lake Superior Zoo Taking Extra Precautions to Keep Animals Safe in Frigid Temperatures

DULUTH, Minn. – Dangerous cold weather doesn’t discriminate. Even the staff and animals at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth are bundling up and finding creative ways to stay warm during the bitter arctic blast. For Lana the Amur tiger, a heated space indoors is where she spends much of her time during below zero temperatures. A heated rock also…

The Northland’s National Weather Service

NORTHLAND UNCOVERED: The Duluth branch National Weather Service is making history in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – 2019 may be the year we see historic temps in the Northland, but what’s the history behind the guys making that call? Before they were called the National Weather Service, the U.S. Weather Bureau landed in Duluth in 1855. Along with being one of the biggest shipping ports, Duluth’s spot on Lake Superior and it’s crazy weather…

St. Louis River Alliance to Celebrate Progress on Estuary Project

The Open House is Happening Thursday, January 31 at Pier B Resort in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance along with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota DNR, Wisconsin DNR and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa invite the community to a celebration of progress made to clean up the St. Louis River Estuary. The event is happening Thursday, January 31 at Pier B Resort in Duluth. Guests…

Superior Sister City to Host Japanese New Year Celebration

The Celebration is Happening Monday, January 28 at Christ Lutheran Church in Superior

DULUTH, Minn. – The Superior Sister City Commission is excited to be partnering with Christ Lutheran Church to host a Japanese New Year Celebration. The event is happening Monday, January 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church located at 320 North 28th Street in Superior. The community is welcome to taste test exotic foods, try origami…

Concert at CSS to Showcase Music Unheard for 350 Years

The Concert "Intimate Music for Lute and Voice" is Happening Saturday, January 26 at The College of St. Scholastica

DULUTH, Minn. – A performance combining lute and voice at The College of St. Scholastica will feature recently discovered music that hasn’t been played in 350 years. Intimate Music for Lute and Voice is happening Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium on the College’s Duluth campus. Longtime lutenist Edward Martin is set to perform solo baroque lute songs…