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Music Community Saddened by Closure of Duluth Electric Fetus

Reactions Ring Online, Throughout Downtown District As Duluth Electric Fetus Announces Closure After 33 Years

DULUTH, Minn. – The reaction is pouring in online, and through the downtown district of Duluth after Electric Fetus announced Tuesday the permanent closure of their Duluth location. Those with the local radio station, KUMD, say the closure deals a large blow to the local music scene in the Northland. They say not only did the business provide a wide…

Midday Update 5-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Minnesota Native, Actor Paul Cram Discusses Shooting New Movie on the North Shore

"Abroad" is a Bilingual Film Currently Being Shot Across Areas in Duluth and the North Shore

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Lights, cameras, and action are filling communities along the North Shore as crews work to shoot a new movie called, “Abroad.” One actor starting in the film is Paul Cram. He’s a native of Wyoming, Minnesota, who has been traveling the nation working on movies. Cram says he’s thrilled to be performing back in his home…

Registration Now Open for Upcoming Humane Society of Douglas County Fundraiser

Kickin' It For Animals Fundraiser is Happening Saturday, July 17, 2021

SUPERIOR, Wis. – You have the chance to help support the Humane Society of Douglas County this summer. The shelter is hosting their first Kickin’ It for the Animals Golf Scramble & Foot Golf Tournament. Participants will enjoy a beautiful day on Saturday, July 17 on the green at Norwood Acres Golf Course in Lake Nebagamon. A 9-hole golf scramble…

Morning Update 5-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Duluth Huskies Pitch Plans for Hosting Fans, Players Ahead of May 31 Season Opener

Changes Are Coming to Wade Stadium to Ensure Safety of the Fans, Players

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies are revealing more about what the future of the summer season will look like amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite safety guidelines in place, officials with the team are simply thrilled to be bringing a grand-slam of a good time back to Wade Stadium after the 2020 season was canceled. “Everybody is like on…

Midday Update 5-18-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Morning Update 5-18-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Artists, Makers Awarded Funds to Help Drive Traffic to Cloquet’s West End District

Funding is Going to Help Four Communities in the Northland Including Cloquet, Two Harbors, Cook, and Mahnomem

CLOQUET, Minn. – A partnership between two organizations and four Northland communities is looking to beautify rural areas in the Northland that are often forgotten about. Leadership in the City of Cloquet is eager to get the project going with the hope of bringing revitalization to the city’s West End District. “We have a lot of space and we have…

Midday Update 5-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 17, 2021

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North Shore Scenic Railroad Prepares for Summer Season Full Steam Ahead

Trains will Begin Taking Trips on Friday, May 21, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – After a year of unknown, the summer season is looking brighter as restrictions ease across Minnesota. The North Shore Scenic Railroad will begin running routes on Friday, May 21. The volunteer team at the North Shore Scenic Railroad has been working around the clock to get up-to-date with certifications, and making sure the tracks are ready to…

Morning Update 5-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 17, 2021

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Midday Update 5-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 14, 2021

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Morning Update 5-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 14, 2021

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Marijuana Bill Clears Minnesota House in Historic Vote

The Bill is Not Expected to Get a Vote in the GOP-Controlled Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota House passed a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use after hours of debate Thursday night in a historic vote that marked the first time either chamber has voted on legalization. The legislation passed on a 72-61 vote after nearly five hours of debate on the House floor. The legislation made its way through a dozen…

Northland Newborns 5-13-21

FOX 21 and Essentia Health Team Up to Showcase Newborn Bundles of Joy Across the Northland

Every Thursday morning on FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m., we’re teaming up with Essentia Health to showcase Northland Newborns. Calling all proud parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles! Email a picture and date of birth to fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv for a chance to see your little one on the big screen. Click here for more information.  Categories: Community, Northland…

Midday Update 5-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Mixing Up Your Sandwich Routine with Lift Bridge Bagels

Cooking Connection: Everything Bagel with Avocado and Spring Mix

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, we’re back with Lexy Land at Lift Bridge Bagels to explore new ways to enjoy what is traditionally a breakfast food. The variety of bagels Lexy offers can make for a delicious addition to your lunch menu with whatever your favorite sandwich toppings happen to be. Click here for more information about…

Morning Update 5-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Midday Update 5-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Registration Now Open For Animal Allies Summer Camps

Camps Begin in Early June and Run Through August

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is preparing to host youngsters from all across the Northland for a new series of summer camps this year. The first camps begin in early June, and will follow current safety protocols and guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Camps range from puppy and kitten camps, to helping animals,…

Morning Update 5-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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St. Louis County Public Health Prepares to Vaccinate Teens Aged 12-15

Vaccinations Would Begin Once the ACIP Votes to Move Forward with Pfizer Vaccinations for Teens Aged 12-15

DULUTH, Minn. – The FDA now says the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and offers strong protection for younger teens based on the testing of 2,000 volunteers. Shots could begin soon once a federal vaccine panel issues recommendations for using the vaccine in that age bracket. St. Louis County Public Health is already planning. Officials with the county say they’re…

Midday Update 5-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Morning Update 5-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Local Business Transforms From Catering to Food Truck Service Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

To Keep Business Booming, the Owners of 'Room at the Table' Have Turned to Food Truck Service

CLOQUET, Minn. – The past year has been interesting, to say the least for folks in the food service industry. From a lack of indoor dining to canceled events, many changes have had to occur for folks to make ends meet. “With COVID, we started flipping burgers and it worked out great,” said Paul Sapyta, owner of Room at the…

Midday Update 5-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 10, 2021

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Clinical Dietitian Reports Rise in Patients Dealing with Weight Gain, Eating Disorders

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting Individuals on Different Levels Including Weight Gain & Eating Disorders

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’ve packed on a few pounds over the past year, you’re not alone. In a poll of more than 1,000 WebMD readers, nearly half of the women and almost one-quarter of the men said they’d gained weight “due to COVID restrictions.” St. Luke’s Clinical Dietitian, Mary Cherne, says she’s seeing an influx of patients coming in…

Morning Update 5-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 10, 2021

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Lack of Staff Impacting Local Business Owners Along the North Shore

Staff Shortages Prompting Many Small Businesses to Make Adjustments to Menus, Hours of Operation Along the North Shore

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – It’s a serious, seasonal problem along the North Shore of Lake Superior. The struggle to find employees at often overflowing businesses. Frustration is high among business owners as the peak summer season is now just weeks away. “We’ve tried every possible avenue to attract staff,” said Abby Tofte, owner of The Fisherman’s Daughter. It’s a common…

Midday Update 5-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 7, 2021

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Morning Update 5-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 7, 2021

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Midday Update 5-6-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Northland Newborns 5-6-21

FOX 21 and Essentia Health Team Up to Showcase Newborn Bundles of Joy Across the Northland

Every Thursday morning on FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m., we’re teaming up with Essentia Health to showcase Northland Newborns. Calling all proud parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles! Email a picture and date of birth to fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv for a chance to see your little one on the big screen. Click here for more information.  Categories: Community, Northland…

Spice Up Your Breakfast Routine with a Bite from Lift Bridge Bagels

Cooking Connection: Cream Cheese Filled Bagel Bites with Cinnamon Sugard on Top

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This week’s Cooking Connection features the perfect option for a quick bite to eat before your busy day begins. Lift Bridge Bagel creator, Lexy Land, shows FOX 21 Meteorologist Ken Slama how she whips up her mouthwatering cream cheese filled bagel bites with cinnamon sugar. Land also creates a variety of bagels perfect for any occasion. Click…

Morning Update 5-6-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Major Construction Project Underway Along Highway 61 in Grand Marais

A Portion of Highway 61 Will Be Closed From Java Moose Heading East Through Grand Marais May 10 - Late July

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – The downtown district of Grand Marais will be busier than usual this summer due to an ongoing extensive construction project years in the making. MnDOT is currently working to reconstruct the portion of Highway 61 just west of the city. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions for those heading into and out…

Silver Bay’s Municipal Campground Prepares for Second Season

Reservations Are Now Open for Black Beach Municipal Campground

SILVER BAY, Minn. – The City of Silver Bay along the North Shore is thrilled to be welcoming guests back to the Black Beach Municipal Campground this summer. This will be the site’s second season in business. Newly elected Mayor, Wade LeBlanc, is optimistic for a strong tourism season along the shore. He says last year proved to be beneficial…

Midday Update 5-5-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center Offering Trip of a Lifetime for Area Veterans

The First Round of Applications is Due by Friday, May 14, 2021

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Northland veterans are urged to apply for the trip of a lifetime now through Friday, May 14. A final deadline for consideration is set for Friday, May 21 for those who miss the first review date. The 4th and 5th trips for veterans to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota are slated for this summer. The trips…

Friendly Reminders from Wildwoods as Spring Newborn Season Arrives

Wildwoods Would Like to Remind the Public to Contact Their Office Before Dealing with Wildlife, Especially Newborn Animals

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring is a time for new life, and new beginnings, especially in the animal kingdom. Come late May and early June, fawns will start to be born, and oftentimes people end up getting in between the newborns and their mother. Staff at Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center in Duluth are currently dealing with calls for baby birds, squirrels, and…

Morning Update 5-5-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program Providing Opportunities for Students, Community

This Summer the Program will Expand Its Offerings to Your Camping Destination

DULUTH, Minn – Over the past year, many have turned to the outdoors as a source of solace amid a global health crisis and other stressors in our everyday lives. “It’s perfect. I couldn’t be any more grateful,” said Hannah Holmberg, a senior at UMD. It’s a source of gratitude only Mother Nature can provide. “We have three extra days…

Midday Update 5-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Morning Update 5-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 5, 2021

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New BBQ Eatery Now Open on the Iron Range

Neighbor's BBQ Serves Fresh Meats Smoked Daily at Their Location in Tower, Minnesota

TOWER, Minn. – If you’re looking to get your hands on a mouthwatering rack of ribs, the Iron Range is now the place to do it. “I want to put Minnesota barbecue on the map,” said Eric Drake, owner of Neighbor’s BBQ. “I’ve been smoking meat for over 15 years.” It’s not Kansas City, Memphis, Texas, or Carolina style. Eric…

Midday Update 5-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 3, 2021

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Help Raise Awareness for Huntington’s Disease Throughout May

May is Huntington's Disease Awareness Month; the Genetic Disease Eventually Leads to Death as a Cure is Not Known at This Time

DULUTH, Minn. – May is Huntington’s disease (HD) Awareness Month. HD is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. Recently, the HD Community was hit with devastating news as the Roche Phase III Generation HD1 Study…

Morning Update 5-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 3, 2021

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Midday Update 4-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, April 30, 2021

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