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Vino with a View: Inside Lutsen’s North Shore Winery

North Shore Winery and Sawtooth Mountain Cider House Opened Back in 2016

LUTSEN, Minn. – When it comes to the birthplace of a good chardonnay or merlot, chances are Minnesota doesn’t come to mind. One business located in Lutsen, however, is looking to change that perception. “Just trying new things is very important. You don’t know what you like until you try it,” said Jayden Corliss, general manager at North Shore Winery….

Duluth Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

"We just picked up the momentum and kept going. I think this is the biggest turnout we've ever had," Sandman says. 

DULUTH, Minn. — “It was incredible. It was amazing. And this family we have here is just beautiful to watch the mom and the dad intact and teaching their boys the traditional ways,” Duluth Indigenous Commission Chair, Babette Sandman says. Indigenous community members came to Duluth city hall to help commemorate the day also known as Columbus Day. “Seeing him…

Midday Update 10-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, October 11, 2021

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Northland Native Releasing New Book After Battle With Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

DULUTH, Minn. – One Northland woman is using this Breast Cancer Awareness Month to reach out to others and share her story of survival, healing, and learning. In 2015, Natalie Zeleznikar was 48 when she was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. She’s now 55 and continues to heal mentally, physically, and spiritually. “I had no breast cancer in my…

Midday Update 10-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Taste the Flavors of Fall with The Sweet Exchange

Cooking Connection: Mega Cupcakes, Caramel Apple, Turtle Cheesecake with The Sweet Exchange

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Cooking Connection has Meteoroloist Ken Slama trying his best to become a professional cake decorator. Lisa Quarles, the owner of The Sweet Exchange, shows off recipes for her mega cupcakes, caramel apple pie, and turtle cheesecakes. Quarles asks customers to place orders at least 48-72 hours in advance. She can be reached at (218) 310-2412…

Morning Update 10-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Midday Update 10-6-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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Pet Oxygen Mask Helps Save the Life of 3-Year-Old Ozzy the Pug

The Duluth Fire Department First Started Receiving Pet Oxygen Masks in 2014

DULUTH, Minn. – Pets in distress. It often happens when a fire breaks out, or during traffic emergencies. Now thanks to a partnership between the Duluth Fire Department and Duluth Veterinary Hospital, local first responders are better equipped to handle our four-legged friends. “I treat them like my kids,” said Coralie Anderson, owner of 3-year-old Ozzy the Pug. It’s a…

Morning Update 10-6-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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Kaleidoscope of Fall Foliage Shows Off at Lutsen Mountains

From Red to Orange, Yellow and Gold, the Colors Continue to Change Along Highway 61

LUTSEN, Minn. – By now, many of the maple leaves have fallen at Lutsen Mountains, making way for the thick birch and aspen forests to glow for a few more weeks. “We spend all summer working on winter projects,” said Jim Vick, director of operations at Lutsen Mountains. Before flakes fly, fall foliage captures a crowd of seismic proportions. “Some…

Midday Update 10-5-21

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

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Optimism on the Iron Range as New Event & Convention Center Opens

The New Iron Trail Motors Event & Convention Center is a Project 20 Years in the Making

VIRGINIA, Minn. – A massive project 20 years in the making is now a reality, and standing tall in the City of Virginia. Now the City of Virginia Parks and Rec Department is proud to bring people inside the new Iron Trail Motors Event and Convention Center. “This is a game-changing facility for the entire Iron Range,” said Brian Silber,…

Morning Update 10-5-21

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

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Midday Update 10-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, October 4, 2021

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Split Rock Lighthouse to Host Historic Tours by Lantern Light

Tours will Begin Saturday, October 9 at 6 p.m.

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The history of Split Rock Lighthouse is set to come alive by the light of lantern this Saturday, Oct. 9. Visitors will be guided to various first-person interpretations of important people throughout Split Rock Lighthouse’s story. With tales of daring survival and perspectives that range for decades, six figures of Split Rock’s history share some of…

Morning Update 10-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, October 4, 2021

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Midday Update 10-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, October 1, 2021

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Ru-Ridge Corn Maze in Carlton Reopens for Autumn Adventures

Active Adventures: Fall Fun at Ru-Ridge Corn Maze

CARLTON, Minn. – It’s the season of corn and pumpkins so for this week’s Active Adventures we try not to get lost at Ru-Ridge Corn Maze in Carlton. In addition to their corn maze, they offer lots of fun activities for families and friends of all ages. They’re open Thursday through Sunday until the end of October. The maze is…

Morning Update 10-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, October 1, 2021

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Midday Update 9-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, September 30, 2021

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Taste Bud Tour with New Duluth-Based Charcuterie Board Business

Cooking Connection: Unique Cheese Combo Charcuterie Board with 'Yes, Cheese'

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, Meteorologist Ken Slama helps assemble a unique charcuterie board filled with assorted Wisconsin cheeses with ‘Yes, Cheese.’ Get your taste buds ready because it’s sure to include a variety of cheese that is new and delicious to you! Click here for more information.   Categories: Cooking Connection, Entertainment Tags: Business, Charcuterie Board,…

Morning Update 9-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, September 30, 2021

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Midday Update 9-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Catalyst Content Festival Returns with In-Person & Virtual Events

The Catalyst Content Festival is Happening Sept. 29 - Oct. 3

DULUTH, Minn. – The Catalyst Content Festival first moved to Duluth back in 2019, welcoming dozens of content creators to the Northland from all across the globe. It had to be sidelined and held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now in 2021, events are returning in-person, and virtually as the festival makes a strong comeback. Starting at…

Morning Update 9-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Local Businesses Thankful for Extra Boost in Traffic as Fall Foliage Pops

Visit Cook County says Local Businesses Rely on a Boost in Tourism During Autumn Adventures

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – As summer winds down and fall settles in across the region, local businesses along the North Shore are thankful for a final push before snow begins the fly. “Nice cool weather and beautiful scenery,” said Eric Humphrey, co-owner of Lake Superior Trading Post. If you ask any local along the North Shore, every day is a…

Mini Goats Take Over the Campus of UW-Superior

Duluth Goat Yoga Provided a Fun, Entertaining Way for Over 50 Students to Relax and Unwind

SUPERIOR, Wis., – Over a dozen goats took over the campus of UW-Superior Tuesday afternoon. With in-person events returning to campus this fall, Student Involvement booked a session for 50 students to sign up and experience Duluth Goat Yoga. The company was founded back in 2018, and is clearly a hit! Organizers say students were lining up an hour before…

Midday Update 9-28-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Morning Update 9-28-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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New Iron Range Coffee Shop Helping to Support Mental Health Wellness

Loonies Coffee Shop is Donating 10 Percent of Profits to Mental Health Wellness

VIRGINIA, Minn. – As we head into the colder months, a cup of coffee is wonderful at any time of the day. When you pair it with compassion and empathy, the customers just keep coming back. “The coffee’s good, but the pizza is even better,” said Aaron Bialke, a customer from Grand Rapids. It’s hard to pinpoint a favorite part…

Midday Update 9-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, September 27, 2021

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Visit Cook County Promotes ‘Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour’ as Colors Begin to Pop

According to the Minnesota DNR, Fall Foliage in Parts of Cook County is 75 - 100 Percent Changed as of Monday, Sept. 27

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – Happening now through Sunday, Oct. 3, the ‘Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour’ is taking place throughout Cook County. The event features over 20 local artists who open up their private home studios to the public. Organizers say this is a rare opportunity to view new and upcoming works as well as the residential areas…

Morning Update 9-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, September 27, 2021

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Residents in ISD #381 to Vote on Two-Question Referendum Nov. 2

Question One Wouldn't Increase Taxes for Residents, Question Two Would

SILVER BAY, Minn. – This fall, leadership from Lake Superior School District is hoping residents will vote yes on two big referendum questions. “This school is the center of this community,” said Joe Nicklay, principal at William Kelley Schools in Silver Bay. Nicklay knows how important his building is when it comes to developing the future. “We have teachers who…

Midday Update 9-24-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, September 24, 2021

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Explore the Beauty of Bagley Nature Area as Fall Foliage Starts to Pop

Active Adventures: Autumn Adventures at Bagley Nature Area

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Active Adventures takes FOX 21’s Brett Scott to Bagley Nature Area on the campus of UMD. This 59-acre forest, pond, and open area are located in the northwest part of the campus. Tim Bates, Associate Director, Environmental Education Coordinator, says Bagley is a great place for running, cross-country skiing, walking, or any other quiet outdoor…

Morning Update 9-24-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, September 24, 2021

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Midday Update 9-23-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Inaugural Concert for Recovery Happening Saturday Along Harbor Drive

Concert for Recovery Takes Place Amid National Recovery Month

DULUTH, Minn. – The first-ever Concert for Recovery is set to take place Saturday, Sept. 25 along Harbor Drive behind the DECC. Gates will open at 3 p.m. for folks looking to get in and grab a good seat. Bands will be playing from 4 – 10 p.m. The event supports substance abuse treatment and mental health services. The music…

Morning Update 9-23-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Midday Update 9-22-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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‘Boo at the Zoo’ Returns for Three Weekends in October

'Boo at the Zoo' is Happening Saturday, October 16, 23, and 30

DULUTH, Minn. – The annual family-fun fall tradition of ‘Boo at the Zoo’ returns to the Lake Superior Zoo on Saturday, October 16, 23, and 30. Each day we will have 9, 2-hour time slots for guests to choose from. This year, there are no capacity limits at this time and the timeframe is your arrival time. 9 am –…

Morning Update 9-22-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Timber Takes Center Stage at 67th Annual North Star Expo

The Annual Event Was Postponed in 2020 Due to COVID-19

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – It’s an industry providing over 32,000 Minnesotans with jobs, and over $2 billion in wages every year. Logging is vital to the state, and at a recent expo in Grand Rapids, the importance was front and center. “It’s good work for the people up here in northern Minnesota,” said Corey Wilson, attending from Cohasset. What may…

Midday Update 9-21-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Boy Scouts of America Voyageurs Area Council Kicks off Fall Popcorn Sale

The Fall Popcorn Sale Runs Through Mid-November, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re interested in indulging in gourmet popcorn and supporting a good cause, the Boy Scouts of America Voyageurs Area Council has you covered. Based at 3877 Stebner Road in Hermantown, scouts sell popcorn year-round, however, the biggest sale of the year kicks off in the fall. Trail’s End has created a line of popcorn products specifically…

Explore the Sights, Sounds of Tettegouche State Park This Fall

The Park is Seeing an Influx of Visitors Looking to Catch a Glimpse of the Beautiful Fall Foliage

SILVER BAY, Minn. – It’s one of the most scenic sections along Highway 61. Just a hop off the highway, Tettegouche State Park offers a wide variety of hiking, climbing, and camping options. “It’s not too hot, not too cold, it’s just about right,” said Kelly Thielien, visiting from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The so-called “Goldilocks principle” holds true along the…

Midday Update 9-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, September 20, 2021

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Forest Officials Lift Fire Restrictions as Greenwood Fire Remains 80% Contained

As of Monday, Sept. 20, the Greenwood Fire is 26,797 Acres and 80% Contained

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say they have lifted fire restrictions for the entire Superior National Forest in Northern Minnesota after reports over the weekend that the Greenwood Lake blaze was 80% contained. The blaze has burned more than 26,000 acres of land. This announcement comes as the Minnesota Department of Transportation reopens Highway 1 near Isabella. Officials say drivers…