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Midday Update 12-6-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 6, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, December 6, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News, midday update

Season of Song Concerts Happening at Cathedral of Christ the King

Season of Song Concerts are Happening Sunday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 10 at Cathedral of Christ the King

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Kicking off Sunday, December 8, the 22nd annual Season of Song Concerts will help ring in the holiday season. Michael Fuchs, UW-Superior Director of Choral Activities, and Tori Thompson, vocal performance major at UW-Superior stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the upcoming event. The first performance is taking place Sunday, December 8 at 4:00…

Morning Update 12-6-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 6, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, December 6, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News, morning update

Duluth Winter Village Happening Saturday, Sunday at Glensheen Mansion

Duluth Winter Village Attracts Over 20,000 Visitors to the Grounds of Glensheen Mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – In years past, thousands of eager Northlanders descended upon Glensheen mansion to check out local businesses selling their goods in a new winter village. That experience is back this weekend. The Duluth Winter Village is happening December 7 and 8 at Glensheen Mansion. The village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Local businesses…

Midday Update 12-5-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 5, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, December 5, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News, midday update

Morning Update 12-5-19

Local New and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 5, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, December 5, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News, morning update

Midday Update 12-4-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Anthony Peoples, Brett Scott, community, Local News, midday update

2019 Knife River Julebyen Features Trolls, Vendors, and Scandinavian Traditions

The Seventh Annual Julebyen "Christmas Village" is Happening Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8 in the Community of Knife River

KNIFE RIVER, Minn. – Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en) means “Christmas Village”. Residents near and far in the Northland are invited to visit the community of Knife River along Highway 61 Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 to enjoy this Scandinavian tradition. Julebyen is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. The Julebyen…

Thunderbird Mall Hosting “An Old Fashioned Christmas at the Mall”

The Holiday Event is Happening December 7-8 at the Thunderbird Mall in Virginia

VIRGINIA, Minn. – If you’re looking for some unique holiday shopping this season, you’ll find it December 7 – 8 at the Thunderbird Mall in Virginia. Bob Cap with Northern Minnesota Craft and Vendor Expos stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the upcoming holiday event. Cap and his wife Linda are busy organizing the “Old Fashioned Christmas…

Morning Update 12-4-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Anthony Peoples, Brett Scott, community, Local News, morning update

Two Duluth Public Schools Remain Closed Wednesday

Superintendent Bill Gronseth Makes the Decision to Close Lowell and Myers-Wilkins Elementary Schools Wednesday, December 4, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Two Duluth Public Schools will remain closed Wednesday, December 4 due to continued travel issues. Lowell Elementary School and Myers-Wilkins Elementary School in Duluth will remain closed, according to Superintendent Bill Gronseth. Other schools in the District will remain open, but buses will only be operating on plowed roads.   Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News,…

Midday Update 12-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Anthony Peoples, Brett Scott, community, Local News, midday update

City Officials: 60 Percent of Residential Streets Plowed

City of Duluth Provides an Update on Plowing Efforts for Tuesday, December 3

DULUTH, Minn. – As of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, Duluth city officials report over 60 percent of residential streets have been plowed. The City has been able to fix or replace graders that needed mechanical repairs in the last two days and have 21 out of 22 graders back on the streets. Front end loaders and nine sanding trucks…

Updated: Closings and Delays for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

Closings and Delays Received by FOX 21 Local News as of Tuesday, December 3, 2019

CLOSED DEC. 3: -Churchill Elementary School, Cloquet (Other Cloquet Public Schools Remain Open) -Duluth School District -Duluth Bethel -Lakeview Christian Academy -Proctor School District -Senior Connections (No senior meal services, including Meals on Wheels, or transportation service for Douglas County) -Stella Maris Academy -Superior School District -Superior Trash & Recycling Pickup Cancelled 12/3 (If you have a Monday,Tuesday or Wednesday…

Local Softball Organization Raising Funds for Amberwing

Twin Ports Rampage is Hosting Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 7

SUPERIOR, Wis. – On Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Belgian Club in Superior, you’re encouraged to enjoy Breakfast with Santa all for a great cause. The annual event is organized by Twin Ports Rampage Fast Pitch Softball organization. Each year, members of the organization plan the breakfast as a way to give back to…

Morning Update 12-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Categories: Community, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Anthony Peoples, Brett Scott, community, Local News, morning update

Update: City Crews Continue to Plow Residential Streets, Alleys

The City of Duluth Provides an Update on Efforts to Clear Residentia Streets, Alleys

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth City officials provided an update Monday afternoon on efforts to clear residential streets and alleyways. Officials say crews will not be able to complete plowing efforts on these portions of roadways by Monday night. Crews are working 24 hours a day, with the full fleet on the streets from 2 a.m. until 6 p.m. They will…

Shooting at Suburban Milwaukee High School

A School Spokesperson Says a Student Exchanged Gunfire With a School Resource Officer at a Suburban Milwaukee High School Monday

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A school spokesperson says a student exchanged gunfire with a school resource officer at a suburban Milwaukee high school. The suspect is in custody. Terry Schuster told The Associated Press there’s no threat to Waukesha South High School. At this time, Schuster doesn’t know of any injuries to students. She didn’t know the medical status of…

Bentleyville USA Looking for Volunteers to Help Dig Out

In a Facebook Post Published Monday, Bentleyville USA Says They Will "Reopen After We Dig Out"

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s popular holiday attraction, Bentleyville USA, is looking for volunteers to help them dig out and reopen. In a Facebook post published Monday, officials say Bentleyville remains buried under recent snowfall and cannot open until all paths are cleared. They’re asking for trucks with plows and people with snow blowers or shovels to head down to Bayfront…

Midday Update 12-2-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 2, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, December 2, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, ryan johnson

Winter Storm Brings Down Popular Tettegouche Sea Stack

Photos Provided by Tettegouche State Park Show the Sea Stack Dating Back to 1932

SILVER BAY, Minn. – A popular natural landmark for North Shore photography is no longer. The famed Tettegouche State Park Sea Stack toppled during the recent winter wallop that started blanketing the region with multiple inches of snow on Saturday, November 30. One archived picture provided by Tettegouche State Park is a black and white photo from around 1932, showing…

Morning Update 12-2-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 2, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, December 2, 2019. Categories: Community, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Local News, morning update, ryan johnson

DTA Provides Update on Routes as Snow Removal Continues

Duluth Transit Authority Provides Route Updates as Snow Removal Continues

DULUTH, Minn. – David Clark, Director of Marketing for the Duluth Transit Authority released an update on route closures and delays Monday morning. As an update on current DTA operating status: Routes 14W, 15, and 17B are currently not running The Zoo turn-around point is currently closed; we are using Raleigh and 63rd to turn around Routes 18 and 23…

Update: City of Duluth Lifts Travel Advisory, Provides Plow Progress

City of Duluth Provides Update on Snow Removal After Weekend Winter Wallop

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth has lifted the no travel advisory, but encourages the public to use discretion when traveling. Plow drivers have been out since 2:00 a.m. finishing main roads and will begin plowing residential streets and alleys. The City of Duluth would like to again thank residents for their patience. City officials say drivers are working…

Update: City of Duluth Continues to Dig Out After Winter Wallop

City Officials Remind Residents to Move Cars to Abide by Alternate Side Parking

DULUTH, Minn. – As many residents continue to remove snow on driveways, sidewalks, and other areas, the City of Duluth continues to plow snow from main roads after Saturday’s major winter storm. In an update provided at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service in Duluth reported 21.7 inches of snow, which placed at the ninth snowiest two-day snow storm…

Midday Update 11-28-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines this Thanksgiving

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, November 28, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News

Update: All Victims in Minneapolis High-Rise Fire Identified as Adults

Investigators Believe the Fire to be Accidental

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office has identified four of the five people who died in a high-rise apartment fire in Minneapolis. Three of those victims are women and the fourth is a man. The medical examiner’s office says the four died of smoke inhalation when the fire broke out early Wednesday. The name of the fifth…

Under New Ownership, Lemon Wolf Café Debuts New Breakfast Menu

Cooking Connection: Lemon Wolf Cafe Prepares Eggmundfishgerald

DULUTH, Minn. – Located in Beaver Bay, Minnesota, across the street from the Mobile Gas Station along Highway 61 sits the Lemon Wolf Café. Lemon Wolf Café was taken over by new ownership in March of 2019. Chefs Jon and Mike are now behind the operation, and have included a new breakfast menu for customers to enjoy. In this week’s…

Morning Update 11-28-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines this Thanksgiving

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, November 28, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News

Midday Update 11-27-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update

Snap, Hashtag, Post! You Could Win a Prize for Shopping Local in Duluth

Duluth Loves Local is Hosting Small Biz Hop on Saturday, November 30 Starting at 8:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Loves Local is looking to make Small Business Saturday more special this year by hosting a Small Biz Hop. The rules are simple and fun! You’re encouraged to shop local on Small Business Saturday. Then post a photo on Instagram (feed or stories) for each location you stop by and use hashtag #smallbizhop. Account must be…

Veterinarians Stress Safety for Pets Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Dr. Justin Dahl with Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior Recommends Paying Extra Attention to Pets this Holiday Season

SUPERIOR, Wis. – With a Thanksgiving feast on everyone’s mind, local veterinarians say you should consider the safety of your pets during the holiday season. Thanksgiving could potentially be dangerous for some animals, with the possibility of getting table scraps, or getting into the garbage filled with leftovers and grease. Experts say to avoid letting your pets eat grapes, raisins,…

Morning Update 11-27-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update

Closings and Delays for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

School Closings and Delays Received by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday, November 27, 2019

CANCELLATIONS: Animal Allies Humane Society (Adoption Center Closed, Direct Animal Care Staff should still report to work) Barnum Public Schools Cloquet Public Schools Damiano Center Duluth Public Schools (District Offices included) Duluth Salvation Army DTA – Running Emergency Line Service (Routes 16/17 Delayed) East Central Schools Esko Public Schools Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Goodwill (700 Garfield Avenue,…

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…

Midday Update 11-26-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update

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…

Midday Update 11-25-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 25, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 25, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News, midday update

Duluth Art Institute Hosting Annual HoliDAI Market

The Market and Free Day at the Depot is Happening Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Shoppers are invited to take part in Small Business Saturday special events on Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the St. Louis County Depot. Christina Woods, Executive Director of the Duluth Art Institute says the DAI HoliDAI Market is a unique way for artists to sell their creations, for collectors to purchase work,…

Black Friday Shopping? Don’t Forget These Four Helpful Tips

Local Financial Professional Barry Bigelow Offers Advice and Tips to Help Keep Your Wallet Happy This Black Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – Black Friday is known for its door-busting deals and bargain-hunting shoppers. Local Financial Professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial stopped by FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m. with tips to help you make the most of your time and money this Black Friday. Black Friday is almost here and so are the deals….

Morning Update 11-25-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 25, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 25, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: ‘, Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News, morning update

Midday Update 11-21-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 22, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, November 22, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News, midday update, weather

DNR: Ten Elk Shot in Wisconsin’s Second Hunt

Hunters Kill Ten Elk in Wisconsin's Second Hunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed 10 elk in Wisconsin’s second elk season. The Department of Natural Resources set a 10-bull limit for the season, which ran from October 12 to November 10 in Ashland, Bayfield, Price and Sawyer counties. The department says hunters authorized by the state killed five bulls. Ojibwe tribal hunters killed five….

A Dickens of a Christmas Dinner Theater Raising Money for Iron River Library

The Dinner Theater Fundraiser is Happening Saturday, December 7 at White Winter Winery in Iron River, Wisconsin

IRON RIVER, Wis. – White Winter Winery is proud to present A Dickens of a Christmas Dinner Theater fundraiser Saturday, December 7. The fundraiser will help to benefit the newly renovated and expanded Iron River Library. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption comes alive at the White Winter Winery’s special holiday dinner theater event, “A Dickens Of A…

Morning Update 11-22-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 22, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, November 22, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Local News, morning update

Grizzly Bear Attack Survivor Alex Messenger Releases New Book, “The Twenty-Ninth Day”

Alex Messenger Was Attacked by a Grizzly Bear in the Canadian Wilderness in 2005

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a dream come true for then 17-year-old Alex Messenger. What he didn’t know about his trip to the serene Canadian wilderness is that it would quickly change his life. Messenger recently released his new tell-all book, “The Twenty-Ninth Day.” The book details Messenger’s attack by a grizzly bear back in 2005 on the twenty-ninth day…

Midday Update 11-21-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 21, 2019

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

Morning Update 11-21-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 21, 2019

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

Tips to Remember When Stray Animals Are Found

Animal Allies Humane Society Says They Receive Multiple Calls Per Day Regarding What to Do With Stray Animals

DULUTH, Minn. – It can often be difficult to know what’s the right thing to do when coming across stray animals, especially in the cold winter months. Stray or feral animals may be timid, or show force, leaving helpful animal advocates to wonder what’s the best way of going about getting the animal to a safe place. Michelle Carter, Development…