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Barbra Streisand Takes Over Duluth this Weekend

Rubber Chicken Theater Brings Barbra Streisand to the Twin Ports February 15 - 17

DULUTH, Minn. – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Rubber Chicken Theater is proud to present their upcoming Valentine’s Day Barbra Streisand tribute show, With Love from Barbra. Melody Mendis has been portraying Streisand professionally for the past two years. The show will be happening February 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the…

Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel, RV Show Kicks Off

Some vendors have gone to the birds.

DULUTH, Minn.- You know spring is almost near when the Boats, Sports, Travel and RV Show comes to the DECC. The 53rd Annual Event opened Wednesday night, and will continue through Sunday. There are dozens of vendors, from archery and hunting gear, to everything you need to head out on the lake. FOX 21 News also has a booth, we…

Warm Winter Weather Lets the Dogs Out

Jean Duluth Dog Park Busy with Dogs

DULUTH, Minn.- The warmer weather brought out the four-legged friends in Duluth on Wednesday. Jean Duluth Dog Park was filled with dogs and their owners, enjoying the wide open snowy space. Dogs of all kinds and colors soon started turning white with snow, rubbing themselves on the ground. Owners said they love seeing their dogs happy and playful. “It’s just,…

Boys and Girls Clubs Celebrate Outstanding Youth

Youth of the Year banquet held at Holiday Inn

DULUTH, Minn.- The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland celebrated three of its standout teens at a special banquet on Tuesday night. It was all part of the 47th Annual Youth of the Year Celebration. Kwe Perry, Alex Lewis, and Raymond Davenport were selected for their leadership, and service. They were judged on their writing, public speaking and their…

Essentia Health Purchases Younkers for Fitness Center

Downtown Fitness Center moving to Mall

DULUTH, Minn.- Essentia Health is investing $15 million in the purchase and remodeling of the 145,000 square foot Younkers space at Miller Hill Mall, to make it the new location of their Fitness and Therapy Center. The Fitness Center at Younkers would take up about 34,000 square feet, about 12,000 square feet larger than the current downtown location. This makes…

Supporting Special Olympics Minnesota with Duluth’s Polar Plunge

The Duluth Polar Plunge is Happening Saturday, February 16, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The 2019 Duluth Polar Plunge is set to liven up Canal Park on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Participants will first enjoy a pre check-in party at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park Friday, February 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. A day-of check-in will take place at Grandma’s Sports Garden Saturday, February 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00…

Skate for the Heart at Essentia Duluth Heritage Sports Center

Duluth Parks and Rec is Hosting a Free Skating Event Wednesday, February 13, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Parks and Recreation Division is hosting a Skate for the Heart event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. There will be a live DJ and “lovely” lighting by Diamond Max Entertainment in addition to Valentine crafts, heart-healthy activities, jump rope challenge, and heart-related science displays. This event is taking place at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center located at 120…

Duluth Public Library Offers Tax Help

Tax prep offered Monday and Saturday

DULUTH, Minn.- Taxes. They can get so confusing and stump even the best of them. If that sounds like you, you may want to pay an extra visit to the Duluth Public Library. On Monday, students from UMD’s Accounting Department were on hand to help with tax prep, free for those with low income, disabilities, and seniors. They say with a…

Minnesota Sea Grant Watches Lake Levels Rise

Levels inching closer to record

DULUTH, Minn.- The turbulent weather this winter hasn’t only dumped tons of snow on the city, but added water to Lake Superior. Minnesota Sea Grant reports that the lake levels have risen, to 602.43 ft as of this January. This has caused some flooding on Park Point, and big waves splashing on Brighton Beach. They say the increase is largely…

Remembering Former Fire Chief Larry Bushey

32-Year Firefighter Passes Away

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Fire Department is remembering the life of longtime former Fire Chief Larry Bushey. He passed away Friday at St. Luke’s Hospital, at the age of 85. His visitation will take place Tuesday from 5pm-7pm at Dougherty Funeral Home. He will be buried in Forest Hill Cemetery. There are many remarkable things about Lawrence Bushey, or Larry as…

Monthly Pony Meeting Teaches On and Off Saddle Horse Care

Chequamegon Pony Club Holds Meeting at 57 Ranches Cutting Horses

DULUTH, Minn.- A bond between a horse and its rider is unbreakable. But even the most experienced riders can use time working with their horses. Sunday at 57 Ranches Cutting Horses, riders young and old learned some new tricks for riding, and caring for their hooved friends. The neighs of excitement and the thundering gallop of hooves fills the room. Despite…

Talks Continue for Duluth-Minneapolis Rail Line

Amtrak and City of Duluth update each other

DULUTH, Minn.- Talks are continuing to move forward for a passenger rail line between Duluth and the Twin Cities. This past week, the North Shore Scenic Railroad hosted a representative from Amtrak, who met with Mayor Emily Larson, Councilor Noah Hobbs, and other city officials about the Northern Lights Express idea. The new train would add Duluth to the 500-city…

West Duluth’s Pop-Up Valentine’s Day Shop

Two Loons Gallery and Boutique Showcases Local Artist for V-Day

DULUTH, Minn.- With Valentine’s Day coming up, Two Loons Gallery and Boutique in West Duluth set up a hot-spot for anyone still looking for a gift. They hosted their Valentine’s Artisan Pop–Up. 20 of the gallery’s artists shared their Valentine’s Day inspired works, to help spread the love, and local art. “I’m hoping to give a lot more exposure to…

Tips and Tricks for Winter Biking

Zeitgeist Hosts Bikes and Bites Tour for Winter Biking Week

DULUTH, Minn.- Those not bothered by the cold and snow who want to get outside this winter, might want to take their bikes out for a spin. Dozens of bikers rode in to Zeitgeist Arts Cafe in downtown Duluth today, the snow, slush and cold not stopping them. They shared with us some tips and tricks to navigating these conditions…

An Economic Study Shows the LS&M Railroad Can Be More Lucrative For Duluth

The study also shows about one million dollars a year can be spent by railroad users.

DULUTH, Minn. – For generations families have ridden the Train that runs on the Lake Superior and Mississippi railroad to make lifetime memories And the Friends of Western Duluth Parks and trails partnered with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at UMD for this survey. Friends of Western Duluth Parks and Trails is worried about a plan to shorten…

College of St. Scholastic “Snow Team” Attempts to Keep Up with Ongoing Snowfall on Campus

The grounds team is also scheduled to come in early tomorrow .

DULUTH, Minn. – All hands were on deck today at the College of St. Scholastic, as ground crews attempted to clear more than seven inches of snow that has already fallen in Duluth. About 15 campus snow crew members have been working since 5 AM this morning plowing parking lots, shoveling sidewalks and stairs. The building and grounds team incorporated…

CDC says This Year’s Flu Season Has Been Mild; MedExpress Sees Increase in Patients

"The on–set of the flu is very fast and it usually includes fever,"

DULUTH, Minn. – Across the U.S., roughly over 150 million doses of the flu vaccine are expected to be given during this flu season. Today, we stopped by the MedExpress Urgent Care in Duluth to see how the virus is affecting the community. Fortunately, this flu season has been very mild, according to the CDC, but MedExpress has seen an…

St. Luke’s Plans to Expand, Residents Concerned About Helipad

Community meeting meld at Hospital to discuss

DULUTH, Minn.- Neighbors who live near St. Luke’s hospital in downtown Duluth are sounding off about potential noise disturbance they feel could come from the hospital’s plan to expand it’s campus. The first phase of the hospital’s extension is estimated to cost $37.5 million and add 16 more general treatment rooms, 2 more trauma rooms, and 3 more behavioral health treatment…

Gary Anderson To Run for Second Term on Council

Current first district councilor announces he'll run for second term

DULUTH, Minn.- To cheers from his supporters at Vanilla Bean in Duluth, First District City Councilor Gary Anderson announced he will be running for council for a second 4-year-term. Anderson is currently the Vice President of the council. During his term has helped craft and vote on the Earn Sick and Safe Time Ordinance and changing the age to buy…

Pottery Burn is Now Open After Relocating to Superior

"This is a little bit closer to home for me. It is a central location."

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Pottery Burn is now open for business after moving from the Village Square Mall in Duluth to Tower Avenue in Superior. Customers can still expect the same fun activities like painting mugs, plates, or other pottery. The new space will also provide more room for parties and classes. There is even a gift shop for patrons to…

Great Outdoors: Ice Fishing on Lake Superior

Anglers Get Out on Ice in Tough Weather Conditions

DULUTH, Minn.- As Lake Superior hardens with ice, you can bet Anglers are there to drill their holes and drop their lines. But these brave Northlanders have to get their timing just right, because in a day all that ice could be gone. The wind howls, cutting through ice houses like a knife. Suddenly, the wind’s song is interrupted by…

College Students on State of the Union

UMD College Democrats Watch and Critique

DULUTH, Minn.- Lots of people in the Northland had interest in President Trump’s State of the Union Speech, including some younger eyes. Students at a few of the political clubs in twin port colleges tell us they had private viewing parties to watch the big speech. According to one UMD College Democrat, President Trump should focus on topics he feels…

Duluth Airport Sees Increase in Travelers in 2018

Possible Denver Flight in Future for Duluth Airport

Duluth, MN-Duluth International Airport officials have announced they saw a 13 percent increase in traffic in 2018 compared to 2017. More than 280,000 passengers flew through their facility last year. Both United and Delta saw increases over 2017, with United’s addition of the airbus flight in May leading to a nearly 30 percent increase year-over-year. Officials also said they expect…

Show Your Love for Lincoln Park this February

Love'n Lincoln Park is Happening February 9 - 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Advancing Lincoln Park and the Lincoln park Business Group are proud to present the inaugural Love’n Lincoln Park event. The fun is happening Saturday, February 9 – Saturday, February 16 all over the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Businesses will offer events, specials and Valentine’s themed things to do. Lincoln Park is celebrating Valentine’s week and winter with Love’n…

Doctor, Six Other Men Arrested in Northland Sex Solicitation Sting

A Grand Rapids physician is among seven men arrested and suspected of soliciting a minor for sex.

DULUTH, Minn.-A Grand Rapids physician is among seven men arrested and suspected of soliciting a minor for sex. Authorities conducted an undercover sting operation and placed ads on various sites know for soliciting sex. Prosecutors say Dr. Ogechukwu Adekweh was among those who responded to an ad and was arrested when he arrived to meet a juvenile female at a…

North Shore Scenic Railroad Holds Conductor Training

7 Days is All it Takes to Get Behind the Wheel of a Train

DULUTH, Minn.- If you’ve ever dreamed of working on a railroad all the live long day, the North Shore Scenic Railroad is offering that chance. This Thursday they will begin 7 volunteer conductor training sessions. Railroad officials say the classes will start from scratch, teaching the basics, and prepare students to take the G-COR exam in April. “These are the same…

Check Donated in Memory of K-9 Haas

Harbor Pointe Credit Union Donates $2K to DPD

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s been almost a month since Duluth Police K-9 Haas was shot and killed in the line of duty. The community is continuing to give financial support toward the K-9 Unit’s efforts. On Monday, that included Harbor Pointe Credit Union. They presented Duluth Police with a check worth $2,211.72, bringing the total community donations to roughly $23,000. Police…

Activists: 4 Arrested in Oil Pipeline Shutdown Attempt

Activists from the Catholic Worker movement say four protesters have been arrested in an attempt to shut down an Enbridge oil pipeline in north-central Minnesota.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.-Activists from the Catholic Worker movement say four protesters have been arrested in an attempt to shut down an Enbridge oil pipeline in north-central Minnesota. Spokeswoman Diane Leutgeb Monson says the four broke into an area containing shut-off valves for three Enbridge pipelines around noon Monday, then called to warn the company of their plans to turn off…

Before Winter Storm, Cold Front Festival Moves In

Three Day Event Comes to a Close

DULTUTH, Minn.- Only in the Northland would there be an event named, and celebrating a cold front. The Second Annual Cold Front Festival brought in folks young and old, enjoying the frosty festivities before winter wakes up again. “Honestly I think the nice weather, being outside, y’know, it’s a good time to get everyone together, and it’s great fun,” said Marcy…

Chris Jensen Center Gets Visit from Former Vikings

5 Former Vikings Come to Sign Autographs

DULUTH, Minn.- On this Super Bowl Sunday, some seasoned football fans at the Chris Jensen Rehabilitation Center got a surprise visit. Five former Minnesota Vikings stopped by the center to sign autographs and talk football. The players say being with these lifelong fans is perfect for a day full of pigskin. “I didn’t know that we’d have so many purple jerseys…

Sex Trafficking Forum

Panel Meeting was Held Tonight at UMD

DULUTH, MINN.- January is sex trafficking month, and tonight a panel at UMD focused on the reality of the trafficking right here in the Northland. Organizers with the UMD Early Childhood Studies Program hope the panel will bring awareness and action to end sex trafficking. Panelists say it’s difficult to provide numbers on just how common it is in our…

Subzero Temperatures Could Leave Home Brutally Cold Due to Drafty Windows

"Condensation is going to deteriorate your window, it could even possibly create mold."

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend we will get a little relief from subzero temperatures. As the frigid cold is expected to return, drafty windows can leave your home feeling frosty. Glass Guru in Duluth offers a long list of window services including diagnosing and repairing window insulation problems. Experts say the common reason a window may be drafty is typically…

Cold Front Festival Begins Friday in Canal Park

This is the Second Annual Cold Front Festival in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluthians have a history of embracing what makes this community unique, vibrant, and one of the best outdoor cities in the country, and winter is no different. Officials with the City of Duluth say last year’s inaugural Cold Front Festival was an incredible success, with 96% of attendees rating it a positive February winter celebration experience. The City…

Ice Cream and Coffee: How the Northland Copes with the Cold

Two Local Businesses Remain Open with Customers to Show for It

DULUTH, Minn.- The extreme cold doesn’t keep the Northland from getting out to enjoy the finer things in life. Because if you think temps that feel like -40 keep people here inside, you don’t know Minnesota. “The weather doesn’t bother me at all.” Armon Freeman, a Junior at Denfeld High School, walks into Bridgeman’s in Duluth with his cousins, wearing only…

DTA Offers Free Rides to City Center Warming Center

Extended hours are also offered after DTA Board Meeting today

DULUTH, MINN.- The Homeless Person Bill of Rights Coalition of Duluth hoped to get a second warming center approved in the city tonight. Although the DTA rejected that proposed new Warming Center located in the Duluth Transit Authority’s Transportation Center. Instead, the DTA Board voted unanimously to offer free transportation to Duluth’s current Warming Center. These free rides will be…

Tips for Starting Your Car

With the cold snap many of you may have trouble starting your car.

DULUTH, Minn.-With the cold snap many of you may have trouble starting your car. Local mechanics from All Star Service and Accessories tell us that the top ways to make sure your car will start in the morning is by having it connected to a charger while also having a block heater. They say another good way to make sure…

MnDot Warns of Black Ice

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that the extreme low air temperatures and windy conditions the Northland will be experiencing for the next couple of days is causing black ice on area highways and on the interstate.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that the extreme low air temperatures and windy conditions the Northland will be experiencing for the next couple of days is causing black ice on area highways and on the interstate. Black ice is an invisible hazard that catches drivers’ off-guard and frequently causes crashes, according to MnDot officials, and many crashes have already…

Goodbye 18, Hello 21. Duluth’s Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco Products Rises

Ordinance Will Take Effect In 120 Days

DULUTH, Minn.- In a 6-2 vote Monday night, the Duluth city council voted in favor of raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. “I know people will say this is a complex issue. But the lives of our children–is simple,” said Tonya Sconier, principal at Denfeld High School, before the vote was made. About a…

St. Louis River Alliance to Celebrate Progress on Estuary Project

The Open House is Happening Thursday, January 31 at Pier B Resort in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance along with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota DNR, Wisconsin DNR and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa invite the community to a celebration of progress made to clean up the St. Louis River Estuary. The event is happening Thursday, January 31 at Pier B Resort in Duluth. Guests…

Remembering ‘The Day the Music Died’: 60 Years After Buddy Holly

Armory Hosts Dance Party in Tribute to Winter Dance Party 1959

DULUTH, Minn.- 60 years ago singer Buddy Holly, and several other musicians, were killed in a fatal plane crash. A day that became known as “The Day the Music Died.” Just days earlier, Holly and his fellow music men performed in Duluth. So on Sunday the Duluth Armory celebrated his life, and the music of the 50s. “Your kisses lift…

MUSH! 2019 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Begins

Mushers and Dogs Race Through Bitter Cold

DULUTH, Minn.- Through rain, sleet, snow or hail, negative temperatures and the depths of the night, these mushers do it for the love of the sport, and the love of the Northland. Barking and howling ring through the air, as the dogs stare down the 300-mile ribbon of white ahead of them. “3…2…1… And there she goes!” And then, they’re off!…

Beargrease Marathon Kicks Off with Opening Ceremony

Mushers and Fans Eat and Share Memories

DULUTH, Minn.- The cold and snow is good news for one crowd: the mushers and dogs in the 2019 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, running from Sunday at noon, to Tuesday 1/29 in the afternoon. As they prepare for their long treks, they celebrated with an opening ceremony at Lake Superior College. A huge crowd came out in support of…

City of Duluth Informs Residents on Upcoming Dredging

Dredging Harbor to Stop Erosion

DULUTH, Minn.- The city of Duluth hosted a public information meeting on park point, to go over the upcoming harbor dredging, taking place this summer. Over 100,000 cubic yards of clean sands and clay will be dredged out of the Duluth-Superior harbor and placed along Minnesota point near the Wisconsin Entry. The city says this is totally safe, and should…

Fitger’s to Host Cutest Puppy Contest Saturday

The Annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy of the Northland Contest is Happening Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all cute puppies of the Northland! You’re invited to bring your puppy, or stop by to witness the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy Contest on Saturday, January 26. The event is taking place at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. Registration is free and will start at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. This event is free…

Nerds Take Over Teatro Zuccone

Monthly Nerd Ted Talks

DULUTH, Minn.- Some Nerds of the Northland (as they proudly call themselves) gathered at Zeitgeist Teatro Zuccone. Nerd Nite Duluth is a theater-based production of so-called “geeky” presentations, games, and laughter. Think of it like a Nerd Ted Talk, according to organizers. For Tuesday’s Nerd Nite, young people took the stage, presenting for 15 minutes or less. The “Nerd Nite…

Learning About Elementary Schools at Twin Ports School Fair

Parents Talk with Teachers, Get Information

DULUTH, Minn.- Parents got a one stop shop for choosing an elementary school for their kids at the Robert Powless Center on Tuesday night. The 3rd Annual Twin Ports Area Elementary School Fair allowed parents to talk to teachers and administrators, get enrollment info, and hear about before and after school programs for about 10 different twin ports schools. The…

Glensheen Mansion Offers Flashlight Tours Through March

Flashlight Tours will Happen Every Friday and Saturday Through March 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Glensheen Mansion is bringing back flashlight tours as bitter winter weather continues in the Northland. The darkened fun will run through Saturday, March 16, with tours taking place every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Included with the price of admission, guests will receive a branded Glensheen Flashlight tour pint glass with a sippy…

Hannah Johnson Fabrics Expanding in Lakeside Location

Hannah Johnson Fabrics will Host a Grand Re-Opening Event Thursday, January 24

DULUTH, Minn. – More fabric and fun will soon be available for quilters in the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood. The owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics is expanding. The growth comes after Johnson’s Bakery vacated their Lakeside location in 2018. “Who would have ever known? I never thought I’d be here for ten years,” said Janet Anelli, Owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics….