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Report: Few Minnesota Departments Adopt Body Camera Guidelines

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Most Minnesota law enforcement agencies have chosen not to implement guidelines mandating officers with a history of misconduct wear body cameras. The League of Minnesota Cities two years ago created a model policy requiring problem officers wear cameras. A Minneapolis Star Tribune analysis found only 10 of 108 agencies with publicly available body camera policies have implemented…

Morning Update 12-29-21

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

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Sen. Klobuchar Hosts Discussion on Alzheimer’s Funding, Care, and Research

DULUTH, Minn. – On Tuesday, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar hosted a panel of six guests to discuss the topic of Alzheimer’s in America. Among the individual topics discussed included education of the debilitating disease, long-term insurance, support for caregivers, funding to pay living wages for healthcare workers, and reducing the stigma surrounding the disease. Many of the panelists that brought…

City of Duluth Issues First Snow Emergency

The Snow Emergency Takes Effect at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, and will Expire at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is declaring its first snow emergency that will be in effect beginning at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 28, and ending at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 29, unless another snow emergency is declared. All vehicles need to be cleared from snow emergency routes by 9:00 p.m. Dec. 28. Any vehicle that is…

Midday Update 12-28-21

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

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Morning Update 12-28-21

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

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Midday Update 12-22-21

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

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Blood Donors Needed to Avoid Delays in Patient Care

The American Red Cross Blood Supply at Historically Low Levels, Continuing to Decline

DULUTH, Minn. – The American Red Cross blood supply is at historically low levels and it continues to decline. Officials with the American Red Cross say if more donors don’t come out to give, hospitals may be forced to delay care to patients relying on blood transfusion. The Red Cross is announcing all who come to give through Jan. 2…

Morning Update 12-22-21

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

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Itasca County Health Officials Urge Caution Ahead of Holiday Gatherings

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Interest in new COVID-19 vaccinations is slowing in Itasca County. Leaders with Itasca County Public Health say roughly 60 percent of eligible residents in the county are vaccinated, a number that hasn’t grown as of late. Four percent of vaccinated residents in the county have still tested positive for COVID-19. The Public Health Dept. is reporting…

Midday Update 12-21-21

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

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Morning Update 12-21-21

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

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Midday Update 12-20-21

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

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Midwestern Journalist, Comedian, Actor, Charlie Berens Coming to Duluth

Berens will be Performing at the DECC March 24 & 25

DULUTH, Minn. –  Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, and creator of the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie Berens, is making a stop in Duluth. Berens will be performing at the DECC Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to showtime. The Wisconsin native has been featured on FOX, CBS, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV…

Morning Update 12-20-21

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

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Midday Update 12-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 17, 2021

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74-Year-Old Babbitt Man Dies in Morse Township Accident

74-Year-Old George Amitrano Was Pronounced Dead on the Scene

MORSE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reports 74-year-old George J. Amitrano of Babbitt died Thursday, Dec. 16 shortly before 3:30 p.m. after a single-vehicle accident. First responders and law enforcement responded to reports of the crash in the 1900 block of Highway 21 North in Morse Township. When crews arrived, they determined the vehicle contained only…

Morning Update 12-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 17, 2021

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New Owner, New Vision: Three Downtown Duluth Businesses Forced Out

The City of Duluth Has Not Received Any Applications from Hall Equities

DULUTH, Minn. – During what’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, heartbreak this evening from three business owners in downtown Duluth. Chinese Dragon is now set to close. Hucklebeary and Old Town Antiques and Books, forced to relocate. All this news comes within less than two months. “It’s like a family,” said Carol Jouppi, owner of…

Midday Update 12-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Morning Update 12-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Midday Update 12-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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Tips For Keeping Fido Fairly Calm Over the Holidays

Animal Allies Humane Society Reminds Potential Owners to Think Twice Before Adopting this Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – We’re all loading up on holiday anticipation, excitement, presents, and home parties — but it’s important to make sure it doesn’t put your animals into overload. The American Kennel Club says Christmas activities can put stress on your dog. Situations like loud noises, lots of new visitors, and new environments could cause fear in your pet. If…

Derek Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Death of George Floyd

The Guilty Plea Means Chauvin will not Face a Federal Jury Trial in January

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has pleaded guilty to federal charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Chauvin’s plea Wednesday means he will not face a federal trial in January, though he could end up spending more years behind bars. Chauvin, who is white, was convicted this spring of state murder and manslaughter charges…

Morning Update 12-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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Midday Update 12-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Morning Update 12-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Midday Update 12-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 13, 2021

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Twinkling Tuesday Tours Return to Superior’s Fairlawn Mansion

The Tours Are Available Each Tuesday in December

SUPERIOR, Wis. – You can once again enjoy the Christmas decorations at Fairlawn Mansion during the annual Twinkling Tuesdays tour. This self-guided tour lets you roam the home at your own pace while enjoying sweet treats. You even get the chance to ask any questions to volunteers stationed throughout the mansion. The tour is available every Tuesday in December. The…

Morning Update 12-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, December 13, 2021

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Midday Update 12-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 10, 2021

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Morning Update 12-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 10, 2021

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Midday Update 12-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Northland Newborns 12-9-21

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. Categories: Northland Newborns Tags: Brett Scott, community, Essentia…

Morning Update 12-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Annual Sock Drive Brings Thousands of Socks to Northlanders in Need

DULUTH, Minn. — The Salvation Army is partnering with the Fond-Du-Luth Casino to give thousands of socks to northlanders in need. The 12th annual sock drive began with the Fond-Du-Luth Casino collecting socks in early October. They since have amassed nearly four thousand pairs and recently dropped them off at the Salvation Army community center. Socks are typically not donated…

Midday Update 12-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 5, 2021

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Northland Newborns 12-2-21

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: Northland Newborns…

Morning Update 12-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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Fresh Off First Major Snowfall, Outdoor Enthusiasts Hit the Trails

Staff at Maple Grove Lodging & Bait Store in Finland is Receiving a Plethora of Phone Calls Regarding Trail Conditions

FINLAND, Minn. – Just days after the first snow of the season, and outdoor winter enthusiasts are chomping at the bit to begin doing what they love. “We’re excited, the ice is forming really well for ice fishing so that was great,” said Nicole Chumley, owner of Maple Grove Lodging & Bait Store. From ice fishing to more intense activities…

Midday Update 12-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Morning Update 12-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Midday Update 12-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 3, 2021

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Morning Update 12-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 3, 2021

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City of Duluth Seeking Affordable Housing Development Proposals

Deadline to Apply is Jan. 30, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is looking to fund up to four proposals from developers across the area to build affordable, multifamily, residential structures in Duluth that are in need of financial assistance. This past July, the city received federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act. From the $50 million received, $19.2 million has been set aside…