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Essentia Health Discusses Prevention, Symptoms During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the Alzheimer’s Association, worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. June serves as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Sara McCumber is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Essentia Neurology Department. McCumber says there are ways to help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. One of the ways is to exercise. She says individuals…

Morning Update 6-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Midday Update 6-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Finding Maxie: Minnesota Family Mourns Loss of Dog’s Remains After Vehicle is Broken Into

The Weber's Grandparents Stayed at the Radisson in Duluth Sunday, That's When The Ashes Were Stolen

DULUTH, Minn. – A Minnesota family is mourning the loss of their pet, and his remains after a senseless crime took place Sunday in Duluth. Now they’re asking you to be on the lookout so they can move forward and heal. “He was a chubby dachshund who loved treats,” said Gretchen Weber, Maxie’s owner. Its memories that keep the legacy…

Morning Update 6-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Midday Update 6-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Morning Update 6-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Midday Update 6-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, June 14, 2021

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What To Know Leading Up To 45th Grandma’s Marathon

After Being Sidelined Due to COVID-19, Grandma's Marathon Will Take Place In-Person This Year With Safety Protocols in Place

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s an exciting week for many in the Northland — the 45th Grandma’s Marathon will take place Saturday, June 19. After going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, event organizers are thrilled to be hosting the marathon and entertainment in-person with safety protocols in place. A handful of volunteers are still needed to help make…

Morning Update 6-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, June 14, 2021

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Midday Update 6-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, June 11, 2021

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Morning Update 6-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, June 11, 2021

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Midday Update 6-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Progress Reported on Wildfire Burning in BWCA

The Fire is Believed to Have Been Ignited by a Lightning Strike Last Friday

BWCA, Minn. – Crews are reporting progress on the Hassel Lake Fire burning approximately 10 miles northeast of Tower, Minn. within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) on the Superior National Forest. According to the U.S. Forest Service, Wednesday, firefighters were able to work directly along the edge of the fire after setting up water pumps and hose lines…

Morning Update 6-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Midday Update 6-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Duluth Monarch Buddies Hosting Pollinator Marketplace

The Event is Happening Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Coppertop Church

DULUTH, Minn. – With the recent heatwave, more butterflies and insects are returning to the Northland a little earlier than normal. On Saturday, June 12, Northland residents are welcome to stop by the Coppertop Church in Duluth. A pollinator marketplace is being offered by the Duluth Monarch Buddies. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., featuring milkweed…

Morning Update 6-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Midday Update 6-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Morning Update 6-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Midday Update 6-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, June 7, 2021

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Duluth Salvation Army Looking for Food Donations, Hygiene Products

The Need for Food and Hygiene Assistance Increases as Kids Get Out of School

DULUTH, Minn. – We often hear about the high demand for food and monetary donations during the holiday season, but demand remains just as high throughout the summer months as well. The Duluth Salvation Army is currently accepting donations of food and hygiene products. The increase in need stems from more students being home over the summer months, and families…

Morning Update 6-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, June 7, 2021

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Midday Update 6-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, June 4, 2021

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Keeping Animals in Mind During This Hot, Humid Weather Ahead

Animal Allies Humane Society Reminds Pet Owners to Use Caution as Temps Reach Upper 80s, 90s

DULUTH, Minn. – With temperatures soaring well into the upper 80s and low 90s this weekend and into next week, staff at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth want to remind the public, especially pet owners, of the danger hot weather can pose to pets. “Keep that air conditioning on if you do have to leave your pet in the…

Morning Update 6-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, June 4, 2021

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Midday Update 6-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Morning Update 6-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Renovations at Wrenshall Public Schools Moving Forward with Completion Set for Early Fall

Phase Two Renovations Are Set to be Complete in Late-August

WRENSHALL, Minn. – You can feel it in the air – school is almost out for the summer. It’s been a year of new adventures, hard learning curves, and trying moments, but the staff at Wrenshall Public Schools is 100 percent focused on the future. “It’s great that we’re doing it, it’s like we’re finally here,” said Kimberly Belcastro, superintendent…

Midday Update 6-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 2021

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Lake Superior Zoo Spring Membership Drive Ends Today

Zoo Officials Say Memberships Pay for Themselves After Two Visits to the Facility

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a summer packed with wild fun at the Lake Superior Zoo. Happening Tuesday, June 2, the zoo will host its M.A.D. Safari member appreciation day event. There will be free train rides, floats, and behind-the-scenes tours. Zoo CEO, Haley Cope, explains the benefits of becoming a member of the Lake Superior Zoo. “Beyond the bonus perks which…

Morning Update 6-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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Midday Update 6-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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Morning Update 6-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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Visit Cook County Looks Toward Summer Fun as Restrictions Continue to Ease

Visit Cook County Continues to Update Their Website Daily with New Entertainment, Activities Happening in the Region

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – With summer fun now in full swing, more visitors will be venturing up north to check out the sights, sounds, and entertainment Cook County has to offer. Kjersti Vick with Visit Cook County says they are prepared and excited to welcome tourists back to the region after a year of tight restrictions. Safety measures still remain…

Midday Update 5-31-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 31, 2021

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Virginia Fire Department Makes Daring Duckling Rescue

The Rescue Took Place Sunday on the 200 Block of 5th Avenue South in Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA, Minn. – Fire crews in Virginia responded to the 200 block of 5th Avenue South Sunday on a report of some ducklings that had fallen into a sewer drain. The crew got creative with one fire medic even playing some duck sounds from her cell phone. Shortly after, duckling by ducking they all managed to be lured out of…

Morning Update 5-31-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 31, 2021

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Northland Newborns 5-27-21

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 5-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 25, 2021

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Bluestone Vue Nears Completion

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction is wrapping up at the Bluestone complex after starting nearly 10 years ago. Vue at Bluestone is the last building to go up and they may have saved the best for last. In addition to the Vue living up to its name, tenants will be offered a variety of amenities including a pool. “This is the…

Morning Update 5-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 27, 2021

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Midday Update 5-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Federal Prison Camp in Duluth Welcoming Seven Puppies for Five Week Training

Can Do Canines is a Non-Profit Based in New Hope, Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – After a full year of nearly no visitors allowed due to COVID-19, the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth will once again welcome four-legged friends back into the facility this Thursday. Can Do Canines out of New Hope, Minnesota, works with seven prisons across the state, having selected inmates to train new litters of puppies before they become…

Morning Update 5-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Experience Outdoor Adventure at Jay Cooke State Park This Spring

The Campground at Jay Cooke State Park Continue to Fill Fast; Reservations Recommended

CARLTON, Minn. – Folks are flocking to Jay Cooke State Park this spring. Park rangers say midweek is the best time to visit right now if you’re looking to beat the big crowds. “The Park itself is almost 9,000 acres in size,” said Ty Gangelhoff, assistant manager at Jay Cooke State Park. It’s a vast landscape filled with countless opportunities for adventure. …