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Christmas Trees Given to Veterans

Multiple Wisconsin veterans' organizations gathered in Superior today to raise holiday cheer for those that served.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Multiple Wisconsin veterans’ organizations gathered in Superior today to raise holiday cheer for those that served. More than 30 Christmas trees were being offered up at the corner of Catlin and Winter streets for free for veterans. Those organizing the event said the program serves as a type of therapy for the volunteers. “A lot of veterans need to…

Handmade in the Northland: Harmonic Goods

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Brad Bergslien is the creator of Harmonic Goods….

City Council Approves New Budget

Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 Goes Up, Minimal Cuts

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth City Council approved a new budget for the city Monday night. The budget is expected to be $3 million bigger than 2018’s. Councilors said the amount of cuts in this budget are minimal at best. Changes include adding $280,000 for park maintenance. At the council meeting they also had the first reading of an amendment that…

Independent Television Festival Finds New Home in Duluth

City Announces Festival Coming Next October

DULUTH, Minn.- Big things are in store for the city of Duluth, as it’s the new home of the Independent Television, or ITV, Festival. It started in Los Angeles then moved to Vermont – and is now on its way to make Duluth a TV star. It’s also expected to pump $1.5 million into the city’s economy. This adds to…

Autonomous Vehicle Competition Held at UMD

In the future autonomous vehicles could be taking over Northland roads - that's if some UMD engineering students have their way.

DULUTH, Minn.-In the future autonomous vehicles could be taking over Northland roads – that’s if some UMD engineering students have their way. Earlier today 15 teams from an introductory engineering course at that school held a completion with mini autonomous vehicles. During the event, vehicles navigated a route without human intervention. Students in the class said this type of learning…

10,000 Socks Donated to Salvation Army

10,000 socks, along with cash gifts, were donated to the Duluth Salvation Army today.

DULUTH, Minn.-10,000 socks, along with cash gifts adding up to $1,500, were donated to the Duluth Salvation Army today. It was all part of a fundraiser from Fond du Luth Casino, where patrons were given the chance to give to the less fortunate. Officials at the event said a donation of socks can go a long way for those in…

Free Family Photos Make Many Memories at One Roof

Professional Photography Sessions for No Charge

DULUTH, Minn.- They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but that can cost hundreds of dollars, not including the price of printing. So “Fathers Rise Together” and “A–Plus Game” worked to help families get the picture, without giving the cost. For many, it’s hung on a wall with pride, a family portrait capturing a single moment in time where…

Community Wishes Troops Happy Holidays, from Depot

Letter Writing Session Open to All Ages

DULUTH, Minn.- Forget letters to Santa, members of the community of all ages made holiday greetings to send to our troops overseas. Craft supplies and of course, plenty of paper were available for people to jot down messages wishing the Troops a Happy Holidays. Historical Re-enactors explained that throughout history, soldiers have always treasured letters from home. “It’s nice holiday…

LSC Radiology Lab Raises Funds at Texas Roadhouse

Club at Table at Roadhouse From 10-11

DULUTH, Minn.- Lake Superior College’s Radiologic Technology Club teamed up with a local restaurant to raise money for an upcoming radiology event. Three of the club’s members camped by the door of the Texas Roadhouse, to accept donations to send them to the Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists state conference. “I’m just hoping that we get a lot of support,” said…

Daniel Urshan’s ‘Where’s Duke?’ Found at Fitger’s

Book Signing Held Outside Bookstore

DULUTH, Minn.- The former mayor of Hermantown now finds himself in the completely new position of a children’s book author. Daniel Urshan was at Fitger’s on Sunday signing his book, “Where’s Duke?” It’s based on a true story, about a young Danny losing his dog, Duke. Eventually the two are reunited, with the help of good Samaritans, and Animal Allies….

Dreaming of a Scandinavian Christmas at French River Church

Vendors, Food at Church

DULUTH, Minn.- The French River Lutheran Church hosted their annual Scandinavian Christmas today. More than 30 vendors displayed their unique items. Traditional Scandinavian food was served downstairs and holiday cheer was found all around. “It’s a gorgeous location, we have a great variety of vendors, just a lot of old friends come home and touch base with people the know,”…

Winter West Market Showcases West Duluth Small Businesses

Shoppers Encouraged to Shop Local

DULUTH, Minn.- West Duluth was the place to be for holiday shoppers as small businesses put out some deals, to help keep money flowing through the community. Normally when one thinks of a market, they think of an open air collection of vendors in one spot. But the Winter West Market is a little different. “There are I think 8–10 vendors…

Science Showcase Held at St. Scholastica

Students from St. Scholastica displayed their environmental research findings today during a showcase focusing on sustainability.

DULUTH, Minn.-Students from St. Scholastica displayed their environmental research findings today during a showcase focusing on sustainability. Among the topics presented included climate change – something organizers want students to think about more critically. “The students started talking about climate science, trying to look at different sources of data and being able to critically analyze – so a lot of…

Robot Wars Take Over Lake Superior College

Manufacturing Robots Competition Held at Downtown Center

DULUTH, Minn.-The machines took over Lake Superior College’s Downtown Center, as they put some of their student–made robots to the test for “Robot Wars.” Seven integrated manufacturing student teams designed and built robots, who were tested with their ability to take water from one bucket, across the obstacle course, and to the other bucket. Students say it’s great to see…

Make Your Own Wreath at Glensheen

Mansion Holds Wreath Making

DULUTH, Minn.- Who needs to buy holiday decorations, when you can make them? Wednesday night at Glensheen, people learned how to make wreaths. Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center brought all the fresh materials, like balsam branches, cedar and pine cones from its 18,000 acres of land. The aroma of fresh pine and balsam branches relaxed the room. For $20, participants…

Volunteers Across Northland Help the Needy for Day of Caring

Local Non-Profits Team Up with Local Businesses

DULUTH, Minn.- Many different businesses and nonprofits in the Northland spent the annual Day of Caring doing various projects to make a difference in their community. Day of Caring was organized by Head of the Lakes United Way, who matched teams of volunteers with local non–profit agencies in need of extra hands. According those involved, it’s a time when non–profits…

Inaugural Winter West Market Happening This Weekend in Duluth

Joy Herbert, Owner of Little Neetchers in West Duluth, Has Wanted to Organize the Winter West Market for Years; Now it's Becoming a Reality

DULUTH, Minn. – Joy Herbert, owner of Little Neetchers in West Duluth, has recognized that over the past few years, West Duluth has lacked a connected feeling among it’s businesses. Herbert now hopes the inaugural Winter West Market will help connect businesses in the Duluth neighborhood. Winter West Market will bring together 12 businesses that are all within walking distance of each…

Meet “Tug” the Pier B Ambassador!

Tugboat or "Tug" Goes to Work with His Owner, Nikki Anderson, Five Days a Week at Pier B Resort in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Can you believe it? Tugboat or “Tug” the Pier B Ambassador is already seven months old! Tug’s owner, Nikki Anderson, works as Director of Operations at Pier B Resort in Duluth. Anderson was asked by the folks at Pier B a few months ago if she would be interested in getting another puppy, having him trained and…

St. Scholastica Tree Lighting Rings in Holiday Season

CSS Holds Advent Service, then Lighting

DULUTH, Minn.- A tradition that has carried on for about 15 years yet again brings the community around the College of St. Scholastica together for the holidays. “Round yon virgin, mother and child.” Students, faculty, alumni, and members of the community sing Silent Night, as the College of St. Scholastica Tree is lit, ringing in the holiday season. Organizers said…

Salvation Army Gift Wrapping Booth Opens at Miller Hill Mall

UWS Student-Athletes Also Give Back by Bell Ringing at Superior Super One

DULUTH, Minn.-The Salvation Army gift wrapping booth has opened at the Miller Hill Mall. The annual event is happening by Barnes and Noble this year where they expect to be busier than usual. They said they even had people requesting them to wrap their gifts before they even opened. “I set up on Friday the 30th – we weren’t even…

Minnesota Ballet Presents The Nutcracker LIVE at the DECC

The Minnesota Ballet will Perform The Nutcracker Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Ballet invites the community to experience The Nutcracker LIVE on stage at the DECC Symphony Hall. The performances will run Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9. This magical family favorite by Allen Fields is a holiday treat the whole family will enjoy. Organizers say The Nutcracker lights up the season in many ways. Synopsis:…

Walz, Flanagan Listen to Duluthians On the Road to St. Paul

Governor and Lieutenant Governor Elects Join Citizens at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn.- Hot off his election victory against Republican Jeff Johnson, DFL Governor Elect Tim Walz and his running mate Peggy Flanagan made a stop in Duluth for a listening session. And Duluth surprised the event organizers, who had to switch locations from City Hall to the DECC to accommodate the numbers. After visiting the Silver Bay Veterans Home and…

Winter Village Packed Away for Next Year

Annual Two-Day Event Wraps Up

DULUTH, Minn.-Winter Village at Glensheen Mansion was another hit, attracting roughly 20,000 people over the two-day event. The annual event gives small businesses a chance to show off their holiday goods to the masses. On Sunday crews were busy taking down lights, leaving their wooden cabins, and packing up. “It’s encouraging to see the businesses participate and the visitors come…

Miller Hill Mall Rings in Chanukah

Giant Menorah Lighting in Front of Legacy Toys

DULTUH, Minn.- The Jewish winter holiday of Chanukah began with a show at the Miller Hill Mall. People gathered for a giant menorah lighting, followed by prayer and refreshment. “Just the fact that people show up, y’know, that’s really the most important thing, that people come and they feel solidarity,” said Rabbi Mendy Ross of the Chabad of Duluth. “Not…

100 Years of Freedom: Honoring Nelson Mandela’s Centenary

St. Mark A.M.E. Church Holds Celebration

  DULUTH, Minn.- Joy, reverence, and nostalgia fill the small room of the St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church. “Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us!” The room unifies in one voice, booming what many call the black national anthem: Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing. All the people, and all the libations, to…

Former President George H.W. Bush Passes Away

41st President Dies in Houston

HOUSTON (CNN)- According to his spokesperson, former President George H.W. Bush has died in Houston Friday night. The 41st President was born into privilege and a tradition of service. Bush was a son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and spy chief. After his own 1980…

Duluth Gets Ready for Hmong New Year

Hmong Community Prepares Food for Celebration

DULUTH, Minn.- A cultural community in Duluth is gearing up for their New Year tomorrow. Hmong students and elders were making food today at the First United Methodist, or Coppertop church to prepare for their New Year’s celebration. The elders say they will be making roughly 960 egg rolls and about 125 lbs of sweet rice, to feed more than…

Nease Gallery Celebrates One Year Birthday

Gallery Celebrates One Year Being Open

DULUTH, Minn.-The Joseph Nease Gallery in Duluth is celebrating their 1st Anniversary Friday night. The gallery, which opened last October, featured a new exhibit as part of the Downtown Arts Walk. The gallery manager said that it’s been a great first year. “We’ve been having a lot of fun engaging with our neighbors and enjoy being in the neighborhood,” said…

AICHO Indigenous Youth Photos Make Up 2019 Calendar

New Calendar Features Photos Taken by Indigenous Youth

DULUTH, Minn.-The American Indian Community Housing Organization or AICHO is releasing their 2019 calendar, with creations from some unlikely artists. Much of the calendar is made up of photos taken by kids from “In Progress,” a program for indigenous youth from the Twin Cities. Over the last year, the children were given access to high end cameras and took pictures…

At LSC Throw a Bowl, Feed the Hungry

LSC Art Club Hosts Annual Throw-a-Thon

DULUTH, Minn.-For two days anyone can throw pottery for free at Lake Superior College, and support a good cause. The college’s Art Club is hosting their 19th annual Throw-a-Thon. Anyone in the community can go and make some clay bowls, which are sold to raise money for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. “Hoping it can like bring the…

Experience Beauty and the Beast at NorShor Theatre

The Performance of Beauty and the Beast Starts Thursday, November 29 at the Historic NorShor Theatre in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Friends at the Duluth Playhouse invite everyone in the community to be their guest starting Thursday, November 29 at the historic NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will come alive on the stage, providing fun for the whole family. This “tale as old as time” is the perfect holiday show to bring the family…

Homeowner and Three Dogs Uninjured in Duluth Fire

Cause of Fire Believed to be From Space Heater

DULUTH, Minn.-Just after the noon hour today, a fire broke out at 507 N. 76th Ave. W. which caused $10,000 damage and its resident and three dogs to be displaced. Upon arrival crews found smoke coming from the Delta side of a house. The lone occupant had made it out of the house, but three dogs remained inside. Crews then…

Midday Update 11-28-18

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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Minnesota voter participation in midterms best in US

Election officials say Minnesota's voter turnout in the midterm elections was the best in the nation.

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Election officials say Minnesota’s voter turnout in the midterm elections was the best in the nation. The State Canvassing Board met Tuesday to certify results of the Nov. 6 general election. Secretary of State Steve Simon says for the second election in a row, Minnesota’s voter participation was the best in the U.S. Simon says the total number…

Report: Deficiencies in how sexual assault cases are handled

A state task force studying how sexual assault cases are handled in Minnesota says there are serious shortcomings in the investigation and prosecution of the cases.

ST. PAUL, Minn.-A state task force studying how sexual assault cases are handled in Minnesota says there are serious shortcomings in the investigation and prosecution of the cases. A draft report recommending legislative reforms obtained by the Star Tribune says Minnesota suffers from “systemic and complex” deficiencies in how police and prosecutors process sexual assault cases. State Attorney General Lori…

Duluth Apartment Complex Takes on Poo-Petrators

Management at Endi Apartments in Duluth Announce Animal Owners Who Don't Pick up Poop will now Pay a Fine

DULUTH, Minn. – Turds are now the talk of the town, at least at Endi Apartment complex on London Road in Duluth. A new policy in effect will enforce residents to think twice after their furry friend leaves something on the ground that’s not so nice. “It’s not an option, it’s a requirement in our building,” said Peggy Walsh, Property…

Tacky, Classy Holiday Décor Deck the Halls at Glensheen Mansion

The Inaugural Tacky Christmas Display is Now Open at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to decorating the historic Glensheen Mansion for the holiday season we think extravagant trees, classic ornaments and hundreds of feet of garland. But this year, that’s all changing, at least outside the mansion. This year, in addition to the 25 Christmas trees inside the mansion, Glensheen is bringing the Christmas cheer outside, too. The…

New Store Brings Thrifty Prices to Lincoln Park

Thrifty Bowtique Opens in West Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- At the height of the holiday season, most stores and businesses look to make as much cash from their community as they can. But one thrift store is doing what it can to give back to the community. “The people love coming here, and they say I’m very chipper, and, y’know, nice.” The chipper owner, Bobbie Shevchuk, isn’t…

MnDOT Updates Public on Can of Worms Interchange

Work to Begin 2020

DULUTH, Minn.-The future for the Can of Worms Interchange is looking a little brighter in Duluth. The Minnesota Department of Transportation met Monday with the community at Clyde Iron Works to give an update on the reconstruction on the project. MnDOT says main work on the project will begin in 2020. They hope to modernize the current infrastructure originally built…

Rally and Ring for the Red Kettle Campaign this Holiday Season

Registration to Ring for the Red Kettle Campaign is Quick, Fun and Easy!

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season to begin holiday shopping, and enjoy the ringing of bells for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Gordon Mesedahl with the Salvation Army of Duluth stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning for this week’s Midwest Roaster’s Coffee Conversation. Mesedahl urges anyone interested to register now for a shift to ring, collect…

Animal Allies Encourages Support on “Giving Tuesday”

A Generous Couple in the Northland Commits to Matching Donations for Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Tuesday, November 27 is the final day to make a huge impact with Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth. Duluth residents Bob and Diane Meierhoff have been long time supporters of animal welfare efforts in the Northland. The Meierhoff’s are excited to announce a matching donation of up to $10,000 if Animal Allies is able to raise…

Celebrating Solveig: a Sami Arts Legend

Artist Solveig Arneng Johnson Turns 93

DULUTH, Minn.- To understand the impact Solveig Arneng Johnson has made on the Sami community, you don’t need to look far. You need only look at the people who enter the room, approach her, take her hand and graciously thank her for all she’s done. This made Sunday’s celebration as much for the community as it was for the birthday…

Making Your Own Piece of Holly Jolly

Holiday Make and Take Held at Duluth Flower Farm

DULUTH, Minn.-After shopping Small Business Saturday, Northlanders had a chance to make some holiday cheer Sunday at the Duluth Flower Farm. They hosted their 5th annual Holiday Make and Take. People could come in and make their own kissing balls, wreaths and center pieces out of local balsam, cedar, and pine branches. According to the store’s owner, some of them…

Snocross Crosses Finish Line

AMSOIL Snocross Wraps Up

DULUTH, Minn.- Another year in the books for the AMSOIL Snocross National at Spirit Mountain. The three-day competition wrapped up on Sunday. Despite the track getting heavily rained on on Friday, the President of the AMSOIL Snocross said the crowds remained strong, cheering on their favorite racers. “For the weather, the rain on Friday, attendance was great all 3 days,”…

Small Business Booms After Small Business Saturday

Art in the Alley Among Stores Reporting Increase in Sales

DULUTH, Minn.- Shoppers across the country are fresh off a two-day shopping spree of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. More than 30 small businesses in Duluth participated on Saturday. Businesses like Art in the Alley, on East Superior Street. The store is known for its locally made Jewelry, clothing, accessories and other items. “It was gangbusters,” said Downtown Manager,…

The End of a Musical Era at Club Saratoga

No More Jazz on Saturday Afternoons.

DULUTH, Minn.- To the dismay of many Duluthians, Saturday marked the end of an era. After more than 30 years, Club Saratoga in Canal Park will no longer have Jazz music on Saturday afternoons. You follow the classy sound of jazz inside the dimly lit club. The smooth voice of the singer strings you along. The cool keys of the…

Duluth Celebrates and Honors Native Culture

Native American Heritage Day Celebrated at the Depot

DULUTH, Minn.- Drums boomed in the Depot as Burntside Lake played for the crowd, at Native American Heritage Day. Attendees could make arts and crafts and browse three native art galleries. St. Louis County Historical Society officials say, it’s a great way to educate the community about an important part of Northland culture. “Helping to gain appreciation and understanding, I…

Rain Didn’t Soak the Snocross

Friday's Rain Didn't Impact Snow Sport Competition

DULUTH, Minn.-  Our little bout with rain Friday night did not put a dent in the AMSOIL Snocross competition at Spirit Mountain. They’re still going hard as their 27th year continues. Organizers say, a little rain doesn’t stop the cheers at this massive snow sport event. “Y’know, it’s wet and sugary bu at the same time every racer has to race…

Duluth Shops Small on Saturday

Small Business Saturday Spikes Business in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- Shoppers nationwide have had two big days in a row. After the commercial chaos of Black Friday, it’s a relaxing scene for many to visit their favorite store on the corner, browse around some locally handcrafted goods, and talk with shopkeepers they’ve gotten to know. On this Small Business Saturday, Duluth did just that, at more than 30 different…