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Thinking Ahead with Health Insurance Before Traveling Abroad

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is Reminding Travelers to Think About Purchasing Travel Insurance Before Vacationing Abroad

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to spring break and summer vacation, it’s easy to forget about the scariest things that could happen, but insurance agents at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota say it’s important to always be prepared. Insurance agent Jeremy Hoglund stopped by FOX 21 Local News to offer tips and advice for planning ahead before…

Adopt-a-Duck Fundraiser Happening Now at Animal Allies

The Fundraiser will Help Support the Humane Education Program at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Animal Answers takes Northlanders deep into the pocketbook. Animal Allies is encouraging families across the area to consider adopting a different type of creature all for a good cause. “There’s no ducking around at Animal Allies,” said Michelle Sternberg, Development Officer at Animal Allies. Staff and volunteers at the Duluth shelter cannot stop quacking up….

Morning Update 4-10-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples for a look at today’s top headlines and weather. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Anthony Peoples, Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, weather

Midday Update 4-9-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples for a look at local news and weather making headlines Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Anthony Peoples, Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, weather

A Century Old Theatre That’s Trying to Make a Comeback

The Lyric Center for the Arts was built in 1911

VIRGINIA, Minn. –  A century old theater is making a come back. The arts play a significant role in any town, especially one like Virginia, Minnesota. “The theater opened in 1912, in January, and to a full house and rave reviews,” Lyric executive directory Mary McReynolds said. In 1912, the Lyric Center for the Arts was one of several stops…

UWS Science Fest Goes Beyond the Typical Volcano

The UWS Science Fest is Happening Saturday, April 6, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – UWS is inviting children and adults to explore their annual Science Fest Saturday, April 6 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The topics of astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and zoology will be showcased. The event is taking place in both Barstow and Swenson Halls. Barstow Hall is located at 816 North 17th Street and Swenson Hall…

Midday Update 4-4-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 4-4-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 4-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Upcoming Bike Swap to Help Animal Allies, Head of the Lakes United Way

The 13th Annual Bike Swap is Happening Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at Continental Ski & Bike in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s time to dig deep and clean out the garage. The 13th annual Continental Ski and Bike “Bike Swap” is coming up on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. Throughout the month of April you’re invited to bring unwanted bikes to Continental Ski and Bike (1305 East First Street, Duluth). 100 percent of the proceeds from…

Laundry Room Lessons with Minnesota’s Laundry Evangelist

The Laundry Evangelist will be at the Home & Builders Show April 3 - 7 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Patric Richardson simply loves to do laundry. Luckily for those in the Northland who don’t enjoy the weekly chore as much, Richardson will be at the 53rd Annual Home and Builders Show at the DECC April 3 – 7. His rising stardom is thanks in part to people growing tired of fast fashion and the culture of…

Morning Update 4-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 4-2-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, weather

Superior Public Library to Host Two Genealogy Experts

The Fourth Annual Foolin' Around with your Family Tree is Happening Friday, April 5, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Public Library invites the public to their fourth annual Foolin’ Around with your Family Tree Genealogy Program Friday, April 5 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event is happening on location, will feature presentations from noted genealogy experts and networking with other genealogists while guests enjoy exclusive access to the library’s many resources. This after-hours event…

Morning Update 4-2-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Veterans Encouraged to Apply for Upcoming BWCA Trip

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior is Hosting a Veterans to the BWCA in July

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Back for the second year in a row, the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior is proud to announce applications are now being accepted for the Veterans to the BWCA Trip in July. Seven lucky veterans will be chosen to take part in the six day excursion taking place July 9 – 14. Four days…

Duluth East Daredevils to Host Pasta Fundraising Dinner

The Pasta Dinner Fundraiser is Happening Tuesday, April 2, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East Daredevil Robotics team members Linnea Frisk and Kylene Schubitzke recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the group’s upcoming Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. The event includes a silent auction and bake sale, and is happening Tuesday, April 2 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Duluth East High School. The sixth annual dinner invites families to come out and…

Morning Update 4-1-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, April 1, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, April 1, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, weather

Wine & Dine to Support Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

The 25th Annual Taste at Fitger's is Happening Friday, March 29, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders have the opportunity to feast for a good cause Friday, March 29 at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. The 25th annual Taste at Fitger’s will be happening from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. throughout three levels of the building. The area’s finest local restaurants and beverage vendors will be serving their tastiest culinary masterpieces, beers and…

Esko Native Amy Robnik Joob Debuts “Model Behavior”

Esko Native Amy Robnik Joob has Lived a Life of Modeling and is now the Author of "Model Behavior"

DULUTH, Minn. – Esko native Amy Robnik Joob is a model, athlete, and motivational speaker looking to share her story of unexpected success in a world of entertainment and wealth. Her new book, “Model Behavior,” is meant to encourage and mentor other young people who feel led to pursue careers in modeling and acting. The book also aims to assure…

Time Arc Theatre to Host Performances of “The Golden Age of Radio”

Time Arc Theatre is Bringing Back to Life the 1940s Era of Radio

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Time Arc Theatre is set to bring live theater performances to the Empire Block for two weekends starting Thursday, March 28. The Superior-based theatre production is set to take audiences back to the Golden Age of Radio. Audience members will be brought back to the 1940s era radio hits of “Fibber McGee and Molly,” “My Favorite Husband,”…

Hottest Tech Gadgets for Summer Travel

Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Chad Fajkus Stops by FOX 21 Local News with the Best Summer Tech Gadgets

DULUTH, Minn. – With spring officially here to stay, many of us have the itch to get outdoors or maybe even do a little traveling to places we’ve missed over the winter. Verizon Wireless Solutions Specialist Chad Fajkus stopped by FOX 21 Local News to show off the hottest summer tech gadgets of 2019. • Tile or Samsung SmartThings Tracker…

Community Donations Help CHUM Offer Vital Services to Homeless Pets

CHUM Works Directly with Dougherty Veterinary Clinics in Duluth to Provide Much Needed Services to Homeless Pets

DULUTH, Minn. – Dougherty Veterinary Clinics in is helping make a big impact in Duluth. Officials with CHUM have announced an ongoing partnership with the local clinic to help secure shots and other medical treatments for homeless animals in the region. This week’s Animal Answers introduces us to the woman behind the mission in progress along with a Duluth resident…

Duluth Salvation Army Looks to Surpass $18,000 FoodShare Goal

March Minnesota FoodShare is the Largest Food Drive in the State, Helping Restock Over 300 Food Shelves in the State

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Salvation Army food shelf and hot lunch programs provided more than 81,000 meals to those in need last year. It’s a large number that couldn’t be reached without the generosity and kindness of community members in the Northland. March Minnesota FoodShare is the largest food drive in the state, helping restock over 300 food shelves in…

Drama, Comedy Collide with “Sweeney Todd” at NorShor Theatre

The Production is Showing at the NorShor Theatre March 27 - April 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The musical thriller “Sweeny Todd” is coming to life at the historic NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth March 27 – April 14. Sweeney Todd tells the story of a vengeful barber and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett who comes up with a devilish plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has…

Duluth Police Respond to Shooting Incident in East Hillside Neighborhood

The Incident Occured Shortly Before Noon Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police responded to the scene on Fifth Avenue East and 10th Street around noon today of reports of shots being fired from a vehicle at a home. A witnesses reported the suspect vehicle spotted was a newer black Chevy Impala with four occupants. Authorities are reporting no injuries occurred. “The believed victims were uncooperative but officers…

White Winter Winery to Host Fundraiser for Essentia Health Foundation

The Cellar Jazz Concert Fundraiser is Happening Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Iron River, Wisconsin

IRON RIVER, Wis. – White Winter Winery is proud to be teaming up with the Essentia Health Foundation for their annual Cellar Jazz Concert Fundraiser Saturday, April 6, 2019. The fundraiser is taking place at White Winter Winery from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $40 per person or $70 per couple and are currently on…

Historic Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad in Search of Volunteers

Volunteers are Invited to Attend an Upcoming Meeting at the Superior Public Library Saturday, March 30

DULUTH, Minn. – According to a recent study conducted by UMD, the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (LSMR) is responsible for bringing nearly $1.6 million dollars to the Duluth area thanks to tourism every year. President of LSMR Joel Manns says he and his team are surprised at the recent results, but honored to be making such a big impact in…

Hundreds of Area Students Jazzed About 47th Annual Music Festival

The 47th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Begins Friday, March 22

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of area students are getting jazzed for the 47th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival happening in Weber Hall on the campus of UMD. The festival kicks off Friday, March 22 and will run through Saturday, March 23. Not only will students have the chance to perform during the festival, there will also be special…

The Snake Pit Promotes Conservation on World Frog Day

World Frog Day is Recognized on March 20, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, many across the globe will celebrate and raise awareness for World Frog Day. Frogs are amphibian creatures found both on land and water. They are found to be the predators and are playing a vital role in maintaining the environment throughout its lifetime. Scientists say in recent years frogs are being threatened…

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Paying off Credit Card Debt

Thursday, March 21, 2019 is National Credit Reduction Day

DULUTH, Minn. – According to a recent study credit card debt is at a record high. Recent interest rate hikes mean we’re paying even more to carry that debt. Thursday, March 21 is National Credit Card Reduction Day and Financial Advisor Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial offers five mistakes we should avoid making with credit cards. Why do we…

Super Heroes to Take Over Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth

The 2019 Ice Show is Happening Saturday, March 23 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Super heroes are set to skate into the Mars Lakeview Arena in Dultuh Saturday, March 23 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Duluth Figure Skating Club is proud to present the 2019 Ice Show. This year’s event is super hero themed and will include many choreographed routines along with fun for the whole family to enjoy….