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Drsana Yoga Hosts Grand Opening

Drsana yoga held its grand opening Monday morning inside the fitgers complex.

DULUTH, Minn. — A new yoga studio just opened in Duluth. Drsana yoga held its grand opening Monday morning inside the fitgers complex. The studio’s name means “be the light” and the owner hopes to share the benefits of yoga with people in need of healing. “We offer quite a bit of different classes. We have sculpt classes. We have…

Duluth Fall Wedding Show Returns to the DECC

The Duluth Fall Wedding Show is Happening Sunday, September 19 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fall Wedding Show returns to the DECC Sunday, Sept. 19. This year to help limit crowd size, the show will take place at two different times throughout the day. The first session is from 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., and the second is happening from 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. inside Lake Superior Ballroom. “When…

New Apartments Proposed on West Arrowhead Road

That land could soon be turned into a 275 unit apartment complex.

DULUTH, Minn. — New market-rate apartments could soon be coming to West Arrowhead Road Duluth. The Duluth City Council will consider the development agreement Monday. There they will vote on permits and zoning requirements for the 19-acre plot. That land could soon be turned into a 275 unit apartment complex. The city of Duluth is excited about the opportunity to add…

‘Light the Night’ Campaign Geared Towards Spreading Ovarian Cancer Awareness

In addition to Enger tower the DECC, Glensheen Mansion, the silos at Pier B  and the Radisson will also be lit teal.

DULUTH, Minn. — September is ovarian cancer awareness month and beginning Friday night through Saturday. Multiple Duluth landmarks will be lit teal to help spread awareness about the disease It’s part of the Minnesota ovarian cancer alliance’s events happening around the region. It will be capped off by the Light Duluth Teal Gala at the DECC Saturday beginning at 6…

Plans for Enger Park Golf Course Renovations Recommended

A 7.1 million dollar project was proposed Wednesday night by the Duluth Public Golf Committee.

DULUTH, Minn. — “Definitely getting as many sunshine hours of golfing as humanly possible knock on wood,” Duluth Resident, Cameron Maxwell says Within the next few years, golfers could have ability to do just that on a newly renovated Enger Golf Course. “It really is time to replace the system. It really can’t be repaired,” City of Duluth Parks &…

Morning Update 9-8-21

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

FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama share an update on news and weather making headlines Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, duluth, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, Tourism, weather

Contstruction Continues at Glensheen Mansion Grounds

Construction on the projects should wrap up next summer.

DULUTH, Minn. —  Construction is underway at the Glensheen Mansion to restore the formal garden on the grounds. The $4 million project also includes the installation of a backup boiler installed in the house. ” is critically important for the infrastructure of the house itself,” said Lynne Williams, UMD’s marketing and public relations director. The goal is to help preserve…

Duluth Police Department Plan Extra Patrols in School Zones

Drivers who speed in school zones can face gross misdemeanor charges and double the number of fines.

DULUTH, Minn. — Districts around the Northland will be heading back to school on Tuesday and the police department will have extra enforcement out and about making sure students get there safely. As students walk to bus stops and to school, the Duluth Police Department wants to remind drivers to simply pay attention. Drivers who speed in school zones can…

Fire Crews Respond to Telephone Pole Fire

Fire crews put it out, while minnesota power worked to fix the issue and restore service.

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth firefighters also put out a power pole fire Monday morning. It happened around 11. Cables buried underground malfunctioned, sending electricity into the ground and igniting a fire, which spread to the base of the power pole. At the same time, over 2,000 power customers lost service. Fire crews put it out, while minnesota power worked to…

Duluth Fire Department Responds to Monday Morning Fire

There were no injuries to report. 

DULUTH, Minn. — On Monday morning, the Duluth Fire Department responded to the report of a fire and explosion in the 900 block of west 5th street. When crews arrived on the scene, they found the fire coming from the rear of the building in what appeared to be an attached garage beneath the house. Units were informed that a…

Twin Ports Coastal Cleanup Aims to Keep Northland Shores Spotless

The event was part of a worldwide project called the International Coastal Cleanup.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — 5th Graders at Lake Superior Elementary School got together to pick up trash at the Arrowhead Boat Landing in Superior. The “Twin Ports Coastal Cleanup” brought the students together with Mayor Emily Larson and Superior Mayor Jim Paine in an effort help clean up our northland waterways. Organizers say you’re never too young to take care of…

Duluth Fire Department Participates in Hazmat Training

The training was funded by a Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grant.

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth fire department wrapped up a three-day hazmat training session today, one of three fire departments in the state to do so. It was the first time the department got a chance to participate in this type of training. Underneath the Blatnik bridge, they deployed a “boom” or a floating water barrier which in the event…

Demolition Continues on Hope City Church Steeple

Services are currently being held at Lilliput Park less than a block down from the church on 5th street.

DULUTH, Minn.– It’s day two of the Hope City Church steeple demolition after it was rocked by a lightning strike over the weekend. Although it’s been a slow process eventually a temporary roof will cover the steeple. This will allow people to check the structural integrity of where the strike happened as workers continue to assess the rest of the…

St. Luke’s Seeing More Young People get Vaccinated

With students getting ready to go back to class, northland hospitals are seeing an increase in youths coming in to get their covid-19 vaccine.

DULUTH, Minn. —  With students getting ready to go back to class, northland hospitals are seeing an increase in youths coming in to get their covid-19 vaccine. Staff at St. Luke’s say that they have seen a significant amount of young people come in to get the vaccine as some area colleges and grade schools will be requiring vaccines for…

Duluth Fire Department Cancels Annual Pinning Ceremony

The department isn't ruling out rescheduling the pinning ceremony later on this year.

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth fire department will be recognizing 33 firefighters who have received a promotion or completed probation in a different way this year. Because of covid-19 concerns, the department officially canceled their pinning ceremony Tuesday night. It’s typically held at the DECC. Instead, there will be a smaller internal celebration while still allowing members of the department…

Duluth Public Schools Push for Academic Recovery Programs Amid State Test Results

The assessments break down into three different categories, reading, math, and science.

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth Public Schools is looking to help students academically recover after recent statewide assessment results revealed declining students meeting grade-level standards. The 2021 results show students who took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments and Test of Academic Skills scoring lower than previous assessments in the spring of 2019. The assessments break down into three different categories, reading, math,…

Army Corps Begin Vessel Yard Pier Repairs

The army corps will then continue repairs in the spring of 2022.

DULUTH, Minn. — The Army Corps of Engineers began the repair of a portion of their Piers at the southern vessel yard Tuesday morning. Crews were mobilizing equipment to replace one of the old concrete walls built in THE 1940s which is worn down due to age. It will be replaced with steel sheet pile. People working on the project…

City of Duluth Hosts Back to School Event

There was also more than 1,400 backpacks handed out for free through Chum

DULUTH, Minn. — More than 500 people stopped by the DECC for a city-sponsored back-to-school event and community resource fair. The free event was all about getting community resources into the hands of kids and their families including different forms on transportation, housing and more. There was also more than 1,400 backpacks handed out for free through Chum, but the…

Duluth Superior Film Fest Wraps Up Successful 2021 Season

The 11th annual festival made its comeback after having to cancel its event in 2020.

DULUTH, Minn. — The short film, A Simple Mistake, was made by Chisholm residents Nathaniel Coward and Seraphia Gravelle during a nine-week course at the Minnesota Discovery Center. “We discussed how we would execute it. It took use about two takes. It was a pretty fluid process,” A Simple Mistake Director & Producer, Seraphia Gravelle says. It depicts one man’s…

Hartley Nature Center Begins Building Expansion

DULUTH,  Minn. — One Duluth area park is receiving a big expansion. Hartley Nature Center broke ground Thursday morning on a $2.5 million expansion project. Much of the funding comes from the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission Legacy Grant funds. Parks officials say this will give more people the chance to experience everything Hartley has to offer. “To…

UMD Hosts Environment Sustainability Day Camp

Area high school students went out to the UMD land lab today to learn about all things sustainable. 

DULUTH, Minn. — Area high school students went out to the UMD Land Lab today to learn about all things sustainable. Living skills and food systems were just some of the objectives students had. “As well as learning some sustainable living skills, getting outside and learning some hands-on experience. And learning through that hands-on experience about food systems and sustainability…

Duluth School Superintendent Given More Power Over District Regulations

This comes after the school board voted last night following a recommendation from the Minnesota School Board Association.

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth School Superintendent John Magas will continue to have executive power over the Duluth School Board during the 2021-2022 school year when it comes to the safety of students related to Covid-19. This comes after the school board voted last night following a recommendation from the Minnesota School Board Association. Magas says, he is looking to maximize…

Local Agencies Discuss Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Plan

This year's scenario went over the coast guard's plan of handling a bomb going off on a cruise ship.

DULUTH, Minn. — 37 organizations and agencies met in Duluth on Tuesday to go over what their roles would be in a mass disaster situation. This year’s scenario went over the Coast Guard’s plan of handling a bomb going off on a cruise ship. Each agency, such as police, fire, the sheriff’s office, and more went over how roles would…

More Than 140 Artists, Makers Setting Up at Bayfront Park Aug. 21, 22

Art in Bayfront Park Returns After a COVID-19 Prompted Hiatus in 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – Art in Bayfront Park is returning to Duluth for the 11th year on Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22. Art lovers will find quality work from local and regional artists. Work includes jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, metalwork, glass, and more. More than 140 artists and makers will take part in this year’s event. The culinary market…

‘Bury The Board’ Fundraiser Aims to Help GND Rec Center Build Skatepark

The skatepark still needs an additional $600,000  to be completed.

DULUTH, Minn. — The Gary New Duluth Rec Center has a new fundraiser to help them build their new skatepark. It’s called ‘Bury the Board’ and it is being featured at the Damage Boardshop in Lincoln Park. The shop started it up just last week with the hope to continually raise enough funds to bury the skateboard with cash… moving…

More Closures Beginning Wednesday on Twin Ports Interchange

Motorists are encouraged to check www.511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes.

DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling in and around the Twin Ports Interchange will encounter new closures and detours beginning Wednesday. Southbound Highway 53 to southbound I-535 will close. Detours will follow southbound Highway 53 to 21st Avenue West, to 1st Street, to lower Piedmont, to Garfield Avenue, and onto southbound I-535. In addition, southbound 53 to northbound I-35 will also…

Duluth Municipal Primary Voting Underway

Two at-large city council seats, second district and fourth district seats are up for grabs.

DULUTH, Minn. — Voting for Duluth’s primary is underway. Statistically, there’s usually a low voter turnout for Duluth’s municipal primaries. With the thick fog Tuesday morning people were coming out less frequently to the polls. Precinct judges anticipate more people would show up during the lunch and dinner hours. “Unfortunately, people don’t think that primaries are as important … but…

St. Luke’s Vaccine Clinic Open Multiple Days This Week

St. Luke's will also be providing shots for people on Sunday at Wade Stadium. 

DULUTH, Minn. — Vaccinations have been up in the Northland as of late and St. Luke’s is trying to get the word out for people twelve and up to get their shot. With the new guidelines for St. Luke’s and Essentia employees put in place requiring them to get vaccinated, St. Luke’s is opening up their clinic for a few…

Annual Sensory Day Out With Thomas Allows All Guests to Enjoy Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine will be back again this coming weekend.

DULUTH, Minn. — Thomas the Tank Engine had an extended weekend on Monday with a sensory friendly day. Tickets for the event were free for kids with autism and a family member. With no loud music and crowds, the smaller event ensured all kids have access to Thomas the Tank Engine at their comfort level. “To know that all kids…

Ground Is Broken At Riverwest Development Site

DULUTH, Minn. — Ground was broken Wednesday on the Riverwest development in West Duluth across from Spirit Mountain. The work to get the permits for this project began in 2015 with the idea to have retail stores along Grand Avenue. The city of Duluth would also like to also eventually see development of multi-family and single-family housing on a portion…

Duluth Fire Department Begins Training at Esmond Building

Normally, Duluth fire crews would do this type of training at the Lake Superior College Emergency Response Training Center out in Gary-New Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. — The abandoned Esmond building in Lincoln Park has now become the newest training grounds for the Duluth Fire Department. Formerly the Seaway Hotel, the vacant building is set to be torn down in one month. Until then the department will be using the structure for hands-on training in a realistic environment. Firefighters say, the 80 rooms on…

Sheraton Holds Grand Re-Opening

DULUTH, Minn. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the grand re-opening of the Sheraton Duluth Hotel on East Superior Street. The top-to-bottom renovation is the first since the hotel opened 14 years ago. Crews were able to make all the upgrades since late 2019 while the hotel stayed opened. In each room, every surface guests touch got a…

City Leaders Hoping for Larger Voter Turnout in Municipal Primary

The municipal primary will be held Tuesday, August 10th.

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth’s municipal primary is just a few weeks away and city leaders are pushing for a larger turnout. The city council at large, city council second district and city council fourth district seats are up for grabs come November. With early voting now open at city hall, officials say in a comparable election back in 2017, they…

Fire Crews Respond to Several Weather Related Calls Monday Night

Fire department crews were responding to storm related calls for several hours Monday night.

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Fire Department responded to several calls Monday night due to the storms. In addition to responding to their normal medical calls, departments also responded to several calls regarding down trees and power lines. Officials want to remind the public to steer clear of debris during inclement weather. “It’s really imperative to make sure that there’s…

Midday Update 7-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, duluth, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, superior, weather

Morning Update 7-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, duluth, Hail, Ken Slama, Lightning, Local News, morning update, rain, storm damage, Thunder, weather

Registration Now Open for St. Louis River Alliance Canoe Trip

The Excursion is Taking Place Saturday, Aug. 7

DULUTH, Minn. – After being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the St. Louis River Alliance (SLRA) is bringing back its annual canoe trip. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Paddlers will set sail from Woodstock Bay Landing in Superior. Participants are encouraged to register by Aug. 4 at 4…

With School Supply Stockpile, CHUM Makes Plea for Food, Monetary Donations

Monetary Donations Made Before July 31 will be Matched Dollar for Dollar

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s hard to believe, but the return to school is just around the corner. This year, instead of doing a back-to-school drive, CHUM is looking for your help with feeding Northland families in need. With virtual learning taking place for much of last year, the organization has plenty of school supplies already in stock for this fall….

Shipping Industry Rebounding after Rough 2020 Year

This year, shipping is now making a comeback and iron ore is leading the resurgence.

DULUTH, Minn. — The shipping industry is picking up after a rough 2020. With the total tonnage received last year being the lowest the Port Authority has seen since 1983. This year, shipping is now making a comeback and iron ore is leading the resurgence. So far there have been 2.3 million short tons going through the Twin Ports in…

Midday Update 7-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Sit Back and Relax: Concerts on the Pier Return to Glensheen Mansion

Concerts Take Place Wednesday Evenings in July and August

DULUTH, Minn. – After a COVID-19 prompted hiatus in 2020, Concerts on the Pier are back in full force this summer at Glensheen Mansion. The events take place every Wednesday in July and August. The fun begins at 5 p.m. and wraps up around 8 p.m. Duluth musicians play on the end of Glensheen’s 100-ft pier that juts out into…

Midday Update 7-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Flagship Brings Back Screen Printer

It also allows them to create more of their products in-house. 

DULUTH, Minn. — The popular clothing store ‘Flagship’ in canal park has brought back their screen printing machine. First opening back up on memorial day, the live printing process continues to gain popularity. With several different designs, staff say bringing the printing machine back helps show customers how each shirt is made by hand. It also allows them to create…

Late Night Laughs Returning to Fitger’s Complex

Stand Up Comedy Begins Friday, July 16 at Fitger's in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Professional stand-up comedy returns to the Fitget’s complex Friday, July 16. The event will take place on the third floor of the complex inside the Fitger’s Comedy Lounge. Tickets are $20 per person, and reservations are highly encouraged. Professional comedians Ryan Kahl and Mike Brody will be performing on Friday, July 16. The comedy kicks off at…

Superior Fuel Company Adds Four 80,000 Gallon Fuel Tanks to Rail Terminal Site

The tanks should be up and running within the next two months.

DULUTH, Minn. — Superior Fuel have added four 80,000 gallon propane tanks at their rail terminal site in West Duluth. The 2.5 million dollar project is expected to help heat more homes during the winter season. With each tank able to provide fuel refills to over three-hundred homes. Throughout the next few weeks the tanks will be gearing up to…

Cork Trees to be Removed on 4th Street

18 cork trees in total will need to be removed.

DULUTH, Minn. — The city of Duluth will be removing several trees on 4th street throughout the next several weeks. 18 cork trees in total will need to be removed. They were planted after the completion of the 4th street reconstruction. Afterwards, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture conducted research on the cork trees and found that they could be invasive….

DECC Hosts First Ever Paraunity Convention

Organizers are expecting a big weekend at the convention with people coming to see the over 50 vendors along with some celebrities and the top names in the paranormal field.

DULUTH, Minn. — The first ever paraunity convention began at the DECC Friday morning. Fans of the paranormal can expect presentations on UFOS, demonology and anything supernatural. Organizers are expecting a big weekend at the convention with people coming to see the over 50 vendors along with some celebrities and the top names in the paranormal field. “Their going to…

Midday Update 7-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 9, 2021

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Morning Update 7-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 9, 2021

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