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Bikers Go Boo at Hartley Nature Center

COGGS Hosts 2nd Annual Shredding Pumpkins

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids and parents in Duluth took advantage of the good weather for some Halloween fun on Sunday. They rode their bikes over to the Hartley Nature Center for their 2nd Shredding Pumpkins event. Families decked out in their Halloween best could take on the new trails built by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores. also known as COGGS. “As…

Dovetail Open for Business

New Cafe Opens in Duluth Folk School

DULUTH, Minn.- A new cafe has opened at the Duluth Folk School in Lincoln Park. Dovetail Cafe and Marketplace opened their doors and welcomed first customers last week. The Folk School says, they hope to provide a space for the community to come together, being the only coffee shop in Lincoln Park. Almost everything in the cafe is handcrafted by artists…

Blessing from a Bar for Hurricane Michael Victims

Carmody's Irish Pub Holds Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn.- With beer on every table and football on every TV, it looks like a typical Sunday at Carmody’s Irish Pub. But today is no ordinary Sunday, and these are no ordinary patrons. “It’s really nice that everybody paid attention to the invitation and came out to see us,” said Jonathan Lee. Newlywed Duluth natives Jonathan Lee and Jessica…

Frightening Four Legged Friends at Fitgers

Dogs and Owners Invited to Festival

DULUTH, Minn.- Some furry friends joined in the frightening Halloween fun, as dogs dressed as Superheroes, clowns, and more took over Fitger’s for the 5th annual Fido’s Fall Festival. Dogs and owners could shop for treats from vendors, and also be models for a day at a photo booth. “The photo costume contest is the biggest draw, for sure,” said…

One Last Strike for Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Says Goodbye

DULUTH, Minn.- A Northland hallmark of Breast Cancer awareness and empowerment comes to a close this weekend. Country Lanes North hosted the 11th Annual Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer fundraiser. Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed among women aged 50 and older, according to the American Cancer Society. But you wouldn’t know it, watching these women…

Goats Invade Glensheen

A herd of goats have invaded the Glensheen Mansion grounds.

DULUTH, Minn.-A herd of goats have invaded the Glensheen Mansion grounds. They arrived there earlier today to chew down on some unwanted weeds in the rain garden before winter settles in. Leadership from the historic site said they were brought in for a trial run to see if they would be a good natural option for weed removal rather than…

Sen. Smith Visits Northland

Democratic Senator Tina Smith made a stop in Duluth today as she tries to drum up support for her campaign.

DULUTH, Minn.-Democratic Senator Tina Smith made a stop in Duluth today as she tries to drum up support for her campaign. Her first stop of the day was at Ecolibrium 3 in Lincoln Park where she met with local officials to talk about housing issues in the area. She said her goal today was to get a better understanding of…

City Estimates $18 Million in Damages Caused by Recent Storm

The city of Duluth has announced that there was an estimated $18 million in damages during the Oct. 10 storm to multiple locations in Duluth including the Lakewalk Trail from Canal Park to Leif Erickson Park.

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth has announced that there was an estimated $18 million in damages during the Oct. 10 storm to multiple locations in Duluth including the Lakewalk Trail from Canal Park to Leif Erickson Park. Other damaged areas include portions of the shoreline, a section of the seawall by the Minnesota Slip Bridge, the sidewalk behind the DECC,…

Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Turns 10

10th Anniversary Celebrated at Denfeld High School

DULUTH, Minn.- A staple of Duluth community sports celebrated a special birthday Thursday night. The tribal thunder of boomwhackers leads you to the auditorium of Denfeld High School, as the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary. All ages attended the interactive program to wish a happy 10th birthday to the sports center. John Shuster was even in attendance, bringing a…

CHUM Gala for Street Outreach Program, Struggles with Housing

Event held at Greysolon Ballroom

DULUTH, Minn.-  A gala was held by CHUM Thursday night, to raise money for their Street Outreach program. All proceeds benefit the Street Outreach program, which helps homeless people living outside or in their cars. “So we really work with people to try to get them inside,” said Development Director Mary Schmitz. “And once they’re inside, then we can work…

Future of Northland Discussed

Over the last two years Duluth's Planning Division has been gathering community feedback and perspectives for its "Imagine Duluth 2035" campaign.

DULUTH, Minn.- Over the last two years Duluth’s Planning Division has been gathering community feedback and perspectives for its “Imagine Duluth 2035” campaign. Today an update was given on the city comprehensive plan at the downtown Duluth Library, during an event sponsored by Fuse Duluth, a branch of the Chamber of Commerce that focuses on youth leadership. Those in attendance…

Purple Heart Recipients to go on Outdoors Excursion

Purple Heart recipients are descending on the Northland for a special outdoors excursion.

DULUTH, Minn.-Purple Heart recipients are descending on the Northland for a special outdoors excursion. Five veterans arrived in Duluth today as they head out to Delta, WI for all the fishing and hunting they can handle. The event, being organized by the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, is meant to serve as a way to relieve stress for the Purple…

Community Voices Heard One Last Time for Riot Gear

Issue with Comments from Meetings Now Goes to City Council

DULUTH, Minn.- “…we stop being oppositional and look for ways to make our community safe.” The tired plea from one concerned citizen at a third community meeting discussing whether the Duluth Police Department should purchase new riot gear. The Citizens Review Board held its final community meeting about the proposed purchase of riot gear. The feedback along the way will…

Sir Ben’s Honored For Helping Disabled

A Duluth restaurant received a big honor today for all they do for people with disabilities.

DULUTH, Minn.-A Duluth restaurant received a big honor today for all they do for people with disabilities. Sir Benedict’s Tavern was named an Outstanding Disability Employer by the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation. UDAC, which helps people with disabilities learn life skills while getting job training, nominated Sir Ben’s for the award, due to all the work the restaurant…

Farmers’ Market Still Going Strong

With the snow already starting to fly throughout the Northland, the gardening season is getting ready to wrap up.

DULUTH, Minn.-With the snow already starting to fly throughout the Northland, the gardening season is getting ready to wrap up. The farmers’ market in Superior is still open after battling some harsh conditions for growing earlier this year. One farmer we spoke to said the huge amounts of rain the area got at times, made things difficult. “In my mind…

Curling Club Creates Curling Community

Duluth Curling Club Holds Lessons

DULUTH, Minn.- After taking home Olympic gold last year, the USA Men’s Curling Team has become a staple of Duluth. Now the club they call home is helping other Duluthians try out the sport. Team Shoostie, as they’re called, named after leader John Shuster, is making waves after their Olympic win. Despite Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman being interested…

New Eastside Church Open for Holy Business

Vineyard Church Holds Grand Opening

DULUTH, Minn.- After a year and a half the Duluth Vineyard Church welcomed people for their first Sunday Mass. The church opened in partnership with Duluth Congregation Church. The Vineyard says having a smaller, more intimate location than their Arrowhead church, breathes new life into the community. “It’s just so exciting to us, and I think inviting people into a new…

Northland Pets Out ‘Fur’ a Good Cause

Fur Ball Gala held at Northland Country Club

DULUTH, Minn.- Some more cuddly animals gathered in their Sunday best for the Animal Allies’ Humane Society’s 17th annual Fur Ball Gala. The Northland Country Club was decorated with shiny tables, elegant dresses, and friendly pets. The goal of the fundraiser is to earn over $100,000, to be used for education efforts. “So Duluth is a community that values pets,”…

Lake Superior Zoo Goes Boo

Boo at the Zoo Held

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland must not know that Halloween is still a few weeks away, and neither did the animals at Lake Superior Zoo. The Zoo hosted their annual Boo at the Zoo on Saturday. Kids got to enjoy tricks at the bounce house, and the animals got the treat of seeing everyone in their costumes. Even some of the vendors…

Drawn From Abbey Road to Lake Avenue

Beatles Cartoonist at Prove Gallery

DULUTH, Minn.- A figure of musical history was celebrated at the Prove Art Gallery in Duluth on Friday. The works of Ron Campbell were up on display. Campbell is the original artist for the Beatles’ tenth studio album: yellow submarine, the musical film spin-off and the Beatles’ Saturday morning cartoon. Each of his paintings jump off the canvas with bright, popping…

Relief from Superior During Fire of 1918

City Across the Bridge Took in Refugees

DULUTH, Minn.- The Fire of 1918 sent up a bellowing smoke cloud of history, that is still being explored today. And that smoke cloud encompassed Superior as well. As the Douglas County Historical Society found out, for those caught in the flames on that fateful day, Superior ended up being a safe haven. “Over 5,000 people came on 98 train…

Follow the Green Balloons this Saturday in Lincoln Park

The Third Annual Lincoln Park Open House is Happening Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Local business owners in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood invite you to stop by and explore their space this Saturday, October 13. The third annual Lincoln Park Open House is taking place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities and great deals will be offered by local businesses such as Ursa Minor Brewing, Corktown Deli & Brews, Love…

UMD Takes Back the Night

March and Rally held Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Campus was alive Thursday night, with rallying cries against sexual assault and domestic violence, and in support of survivors, as a group Took Back the Night. The Kirby Ballroom abuzz with men, women and children gathered to work to end sexual and domestic violence, and reclaim the nighttime from fear and vulnerability. “I think it’s just…

Storm Damages Boats, Sends One Into Duluth Harbor

DULUTH, Minn.- The raging water of Lake Superior knows no bounds. It doesn’t recognize that the dock is where boats are to be kept, safe and secure. The bobbing stern of a boat reads “Wild Water.” That boat lived up to its name, rocking back and forth violently with its peers at the pier by Lakehead Boat Basin. The dock fights…

Northlanders Rally to Clean Up Local Beaches

A Coastal Cleanup Event Took Place in Three Locations Across the Twin Ports Saturday Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – If common Northland beaches look a little cleaner, it’s all thanks to helpful Northland volunteers. The City of Duluth was just one of the sponsors for the coastal cleanup project taking place Saturday morning. Canal Park Brewing was one of the many locations involved in the beach cleanup. Folks also turned out at Barker’s Island and Wisconsin…

Math Conference Happening at UMD this Weekend

UMD is celebrating math this weekend during a conference geared toward the subject.

DULUTH, Minn.-UMD is celebrating math this weekend during a conference geared toward the subject. The event, which features participants from across the planet, focuses on graph theory while studying properties of all kinds of networks which can be used for everything from sports tournaments to flight schedules. Organizers say it also helps by getting everyone in one room which helps…

DSSO Set to Take Northlanders on Grand Adventures this Season

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will Kick Off their 2018/2019 Season on Saturday, October 6

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra has ten extraordinary adventures up their sleeve this season, and they’re more than thrilled to share the sights and sounds with the public. On Friday morning, DSSO Music Director Dirk Meyer spoke with FOX 21’s Brett Scott about the upcoming list of performances. The first production of the season will be on…

Surveyors Scavenger Hunt at GIS/LIS Consortium at DECC

Conference Brings Together GIS/LIS Community

DULUTH, Minn.- The DECC got the lay of the land Wednesday, as it hosted the Minnesota Geographic Information System/Land Information System, or GIS/LIS, Consortium. Land surveying can be helpful to people who own property. At the conference  GIS professionals from around the state gathered to share methods and ideas. They also got their hands dirty, finding a “street corner” (a buried…

Terrifying Trays at Pottery Burn

Store Hosts Halloween Clay Platter Painting Event

DULUTH, Min.-  Some Duluthians can now eat off something ghostly, as the Pottery Burn hosted a “Boo–tastic Platter” workshop today. Anyone could stop by and start crafting some creepy clay plates. People could choose from a sushi platter or standard flat platter, trace a design, and begin painting. “This is kind of seeing the step 1 through the finished project,”…

Animal Answers: Duluth Retriever Club Working to Create Hero Hunters

The Duluth Retriever Club Primarily Hosts Training Sessions from May Through September

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to hunting, every hunter hopes to achieve the best retriever in man’s best friend. However, it’s not always easy to teach the fundamentals of retrieving. “They don’t come out of the box ready to go,” said Mark Helmer, President of the Duluth Retriever Club. Practice and patience are just two of the skills trainers…

1918 Marked by More than Just Fire

Presentation at Duluth Public Library Highlights Other Travesties of the Year

DULUTH, Minn.-A presentation took place at the Duluth Public Library tonight to shed some new light on what some call Duluth’s most devastating year, 1918. Organized by Twin Ports Genealogy, the free event focused on the summer of 1918, when a catastrophic fire burned along the outer edge of Duluth. Organizers say that the fire overshadows two other terrible parts…

Duluth Fire Department Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

For the First Time the Duluth Fire Department will Go Pink to Honor and Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout the month of October, the Duluth Fire Department is going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. This is the first time the Duluth Fire Department has come up with a way to raise awareness and raise funds for Circle of Hope, a local organization committed to helping folks living with breast cancer. Sizes S-XL are $18 dollars…

Coffee Conversation: Zeitgeist to Host Second ‘Spirit of Duluth’ Series

On Monday, October 15, Zeitgeist will Kick Off the Second 'Spirit of Duluth' Series with South African Culture, Cuisine

DULUTH, Minn. – Culture and cuisine from across the globe will soon take center stage at Zeitgeist in Downtown Duluth. Tickets are on sale right now for the first ‘Spirit of Duluth’ series on Monday, October 15. This is the second year Zeitgeist has hosted events centered on highlighting culture and cuisine from other parts of the world. “A Taste of…

DECC Turned into Wedding Wonderland

First Ever Fall Wedding Show Offers Help to Couples Getting Married

DULUTH, Minn.- If you always cry at weddings, then hopefully you didn’t find yourself at the DECC today, as the first ever fall Gitche Gumee Wedding Show helped paint Duluth as the exotic wedding destination. A special day for couples’ special day. The Lake Superior Ballroom lined with dress makers, caterers, entertainers and more. Organizers say, it’s seventh heaven for soon-to-be-wed…

Buddies Battle Bullying Over Breakfast of Pancakes

Anti-Bullying Pancake Breakfast held at Iron Mug

DULUTH, Minn.-A breakfast to battle bullying took place in Duluth today at the Iron Mug. Folks could help prepare and serve pancakes, in an effort to raise money for the T.E.A.C.H. Anti–Bullying organization. And helpers ranged from young to old, all coming out to lend a hand to this cause. “Bullying is not acceptable, because it hurts others,” said Kingston…

Rituals and Revelries at Rendezvous

Lester Park Rendezvous a Time Machine to the Fur Trade

WEST DULUTH, Minn.- “This man, he asked the chief one day: how are you, my friend? The chief said: my brother–friend, it’s like I have 2 wolves inside of me,” begins a storyteller. “The black one representing everything that I shouldn’t think, feel, do, desire. The white one representing everything that I should.” “The man asked him he said: my…

Downtown Duluth Alive with Art for Art Walk

Residents Walk through Exhibits at Local Businesses

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth was turned into an art museum for the Downtown Duluth Art Walk. Local businesses such as Zeitgeist, the Red Herring, and Duluth Coffee Company housed art exhibits. Thanks to arts education students at UMD, participants could make some art themselves at Pineapple Art Center and Supply, unleashing their creativity. “They brought back memories from childhood,” said UMD student…

Fuse Duluth Prepares to Network on the Disc Golf Course

Fuse Duluth will be Hosting Their Second Annual Disc Golf Scramble on Thursday, October 4

DULUTH, Minn. – Wild weather won’t stop Fuse Duluth from getting the opportunity to network and have some fun. The Second Annual Disc Golf Scramble has been moved to Thursday, October 4, rescheduled from a previous date due to strong winds and rain. The event is sponsored by the Lincoln Park Business Group. The Disc Golf Scramble will include a…

John Howe on Prison Staffing Reform

Republican Secretary of State Candidate Visits Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-  John Howe is a former mayor of Red Wing and a former Republican State Senator. He interned at a prison in Red Wing while in college. At just 20 years old, he said his experience left a huge impact on how he views the correctional system. Then the Corrections Officer was murdered at Minnesota Correctional Facility last month…

Wasabi Coming to Duluth

Second Location of Superior Japanese Eatery to Open in Duluth Soon

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A popular Japanese restaurant in Superior is expanding into Downtown Duluth’s old City Hall. Wasabi Restaurant will be the fourth restaurant to move into the building on the 100 block of East Superior Street. Tycoons, Blind Pig, and most recently, Sound Restaurant once operated in the space. But owners of Wasabi believe their business model will be a…

Winter Flurries Make Hardware Stores Hurry to Stock Winter Supplies

Menard's and Marshall Hardware Gear Up

DULUTH, Minn.-As Lord Stark from Game of Thrones warned, “winter is coming” to the Northland. So snowplows, salt, and shovels are now headed to store shelves, waiting for their big debut. Regardless of how much snow actually falls this month, it’s still a sign that winter is on the horizon, a sign Northlanders know all too well. So they turn to…

Glensheen Mansion to Offer Apple ‘Tasting Flights’

Visitors to the Historic Glensheen Mansion in Duluth can Enjoy Apple Samples Starting Friday, September 28

DULUTH, Minn. – For the first time ever starting Friday, September 28 and going through Sunday, September 30, Glensheen Mansion in Duluth will offer visitors ‘Apple Flights” for purchase. Guests will be able to purchase a flight of four different types of apples at the end of their tour. As Marketing Manager Jane Pederson says, “Each apple, like wine, has…

McNair Scholarship Students Show Off Research at St. Scholastica

Symposium Held in Somers Lounge

DULUTH, Minn.- After completing in-depth research projects over the past summer thanks to the McNair Scholarship, students at St. Scholastica showed off their hard work to the public Wednesday. Students, parents, staff and others could walk through the different projects, while the students behind them presented them. Scholarship recipients say, McNairs can be a great resource to future students, as…

Eight Years, Three Lawsuits Later, Kozy Bar Building to Come Down

Pastoret and Roberson Buildings Voted to Be Demolished by City

DULUTH, Minn.- Eight years since the Kozy Bar and Apartments went up in flames. Eight years being condemned and falling apart. And on Wednesday night, in a unanimous vote the Duluth Economic Development Authority gave the official authorization to demolish the Pastoret and Roberson buildings, which housed the Kozy Bar. They say, any ship to save the property has sailed….

Oktoberfest begins in Northland

DULUTH, Minn.-Oktoberfest has begun in Duluth. Today marks the beginning of the 43rd annual Oktoberfest for all of Grandma’s restaurants in the Northland. The event features plenty of German beer and food along with polka music all while serving as a reunion for community members. Oktoberfest runs through the middle of next month. To find a complete schedule of events,…

Voyageur Village to Come Alive at Lester Park Saturday

This will be the 20th Annual Lester River Rendezvous at Lester Park in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Students from across Northern Minnesota will have the chance to explore and learn lifelong skills at the 2018 Lester River Rendezvous starting Thursday, September 27. For two days, classrooms will come alive outdoors as students and staff get the first chance to learn about the fur trade lifestyle and much more. Coordinator Don Mendoza stopped by FOX…

Animal Allies to Host Series of Community Microchip Events

Animal Allies Humane Society is Hosting a Microchip Event Wednesday, September 26 at Bent Paddle Brewing Co. in Duluth's Lincoln Park Neighborhood

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Wednesday, September 26, Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth will be teaming up with Bent Paddle Brewing to offer a microchip and tag clinic for local pets. The event is happening from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. For $25 dollars, pets will receive a microchip and personalized tag. Michelle Sternberg with Animal Allies says with the capability…

Marshall School to Unveil New STEM Workspace Today

Marshall School in Duluth will be Hosting an Open House Today

DULUTH, Minn. – Marshall School in Duluth will open its renovated STEM wing today. Renovations include 32,000 square feet of newly renovated classroom and lab space in the school’s science, technology, engineering and math area. The project was funded by generous donations to the school’s Next Horizon Campaign. This campaign is a $4.5 million dollar comprehensive fundraising effort to support…

Explore Autumn Adventures in Cook County

'Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour' to Start Friday, September 28

Cook County, Minn. – Fall colors are slowly starting to appear further to the North, and with that comes many autumn adventures to take part in. Linda Jurek with Visit Cook County stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning to chat about the upcoming “Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour.” The event starts on Friday, September 28 and…

Four Duluth WWII Vets, One Undying Friendship

Four Longtime Friends and War Vets Reunite Once a Year In Hometown of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-A cocktail of nostalgia and joy is always served at reunions. Seeing old friends and sharing memories of a time long past. “It’s wonderful, it really brings back good memories, and bad,” said WWII Staff Sgt. Dave Hennings. Some of those memories are darker than others, riddled with violence, conflict, and strife. These four friends saw it all, serving…