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Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL Glides into Amsoil Arena

Multiple Performances of the Show are Happening April 19 - 21

DULUTH, Minn. – Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Duluth, Minnesota with its coolest arena show yet, CRYSTAL. The unique production  glides into Amsoil Arena in Duluth for six performances happening April 19 – 21. This is Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever experience on ice, showcasing synchronized, freestyle, and extreme skating alongside circus acts such as swinging trapeze, aerial…

Person of Interest Still Wanted in Early April Downtown Duluth Shooting

Duluth police say they are continuing to search for a person of interest in a shooting in downtown Duluth earlier this month, that left a man with a gunshot wound to the face.

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth police say they are continuing to search for a person of interest in a shooting in downtown Duluth earlier this month, that left a man with a gunshot wound to the face. A suspect ran from the scene at about 11 p.m. April 2 in the area of Second Avenue West and Superior Street. Authorities tell us the…

Local Organizations Honored During Special Lunch

Multiple Northland organizations were honored today for all the work they do in the community during the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's Luncheon at the DECC.

DULUTH, Minn.-Multiple Northland organizations were honored today for all the work they do in the community during the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Luncheon at the DECC, which included a keynote address from the governor. Those honored included multiple affordable housing groups, which Duluth leadership say are vital to the Northland’s growth. “It’s so great as a mayor to know that…

Downtown Digging for Superior Street Phase 2

Bulldozers begin bulldozing for project.

DULUTH, Minn.- Shovels are now in the ground marking Phase 2 of the Superior Street reconstruction project. On Tuesday crews were digging up the road between Lake Avenue and 3rd Avenue East. This phase of the project will improve utilities and add a new hot water system. Some nearby businesses say they’re making the best of a noisy situation. “Our…

UMD Fans Can Now Shop for Championship Gear

New merchandise rolls in.

DULUTH, Minn.- As students are celebrating the Bulldogs’ win, UMD Stores are preparing for the crowds to come get their gear. Official Frozen Four Championship merchandise has already been shipped in to the University bookstore. “We have orders from all 50 states, we have orders from foreign countries,” said Sales and Marketing Manager Julie Feiring. “We find that there are a…

UMD Welcomes Home National Champs

UMD Men's Hockey Team Greeted with Celebration Event.

DULUTH, Minn.- Everyone was a Bulldog at UMD’s Championship Celebration Tuesday. Students, staff, and longtime hockey fans welcomed the team home. To great fanfare, the 2019 NCAA Champions run through a big inflatable bulldog, greeted by a sea of maroon and gold. Three of the Bulldogs on the team are seniors this year so they get to end their college…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Canal Park Toystore Brings Back Traditional Toys

Toys For Keeps in Canal Park preparing for Easter rush.

DULUTH, Minn.- In an age where many kids are glued to screens, toys can be an important tool to use their imagination and build social skills. The owner of Toys for Keeps hopes her traditional toys can help everyone feel like kids again. “This is a family friendly store,” said Cindy McCabe. “We have the grandparents and the parents and the…

Industry Leaders Talk Future of Mining at 92nd Annual Minerals Conference

92nd annual conference held by SME Minnesota chapter.

DULUTH, Minn.- Future innovations and improvements in mining were among the topics discussed at the 92nd annual SME Minnesota Minerals Conference at the DECC on Monday. The theme of this year’s conference is “Mining for a Modern World.” Organizers brought together industry leaders who explored topics such as gold and surface mining. “They’re looking, as all of us are, to how…

Lakewalk Escapes Damage after Recent Winter Storm

Project leaders report no extra damage costs after last week's storm.

DULUTH, Minn.- Winds reaching nearly 70 miles per hour battered parts of the Lake Superior shoreline last week. Meanwhile, crews have already spent months restoring Duluth’s lakewalk from previous storms. But according to officials, the lakewalk escaped any additional damage. The lakewalk’s project supervisor says they were gearing up to have more damage after this past week’s snowstorm, but the ice…

74th Annual Annual AAD Shrine Circus Comes to Town

Crowds pack Amsoil Arena to get a look at the circus fun.

DULUTH, Minn.- Thousands of people packed the DECC’s Amsoil Arena this weekend for the 74th Annual AAD Shrine Circus. “Are you ready for the circus?!” asks the ringleader to a full stadium of family fans. Families got to see everything from Tigers and Elephants, to the flying trapeze artists, and of course the silly clowns. Categories: Community, Entertainment, Minnesota, News,…

UMD Stores Prepare for Bulldogs Championship Merchandise

National Championship Gear Arrives on Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD bookstore is already starting to fill with Duluthians eager to sport their Bulldog pride. The store has sales on last year’s championship merchandise, and this year’s will be getting in on Wednesday. “It will be crazy,” said customer service employee Kim Pichetti. “Lots of traffic, lots of excitement, really looking forward to it.” Due to the…

1 Arrested, Light Pole Toppled During Bulldogs Celebrations In Canal Park

Overall, Duluth police said the large crowd mostly remained in control

DULUTH, Minn.- Canal Park was alive Saturday night after the UMD Bulldogs’ historic National Championship back-to-back win. Soon, a large crowd flooded Lake Avenue near 310 Pub, causing Duluth police to block off the road to traffic. Some fans took their excitement a little too far. “The guy got up on the light post and started shaking it real hard,…

Puzzlers Party at Duluth 4-H Puzzle Derby

Largest fundraiser held for St. Louis County 4-H Federation.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Holiday Inn ballroom was packed with puzzlers competing to assemble a 500 piece puzzle the fastest, for the 5th Annual Duluth 4-H Puzzle Derby. First, second and third place were awarded: you guessed it, Puzzles. First place team was the Wicker Kittens, who say it’s easy to fit the pieces of hobby and competition together. “In competition it’s…

30th Annual Fiesta Put on by UMD Latinx/Chicanx Students

Longstanding cultural tradition continues.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s diversity was on display at the Greysolon Ballroom, as UMD’s Latinx/Chicanx Student Association hosted their 30th Annual Fiesta. Greysolon was flooded with the sights, sounds and smells of Hispanic culture, as hundreds gathered to have a good time. 30 student volunteers of all backgrounds buzzed around the ballroom, banding together to promote Hispanic culture through the Fiesta. A…

Northlanders Enjoy Wild Weather in Unique Ways

Even though many Northlanders may not be happy with the recent storm, some are more than pleased to get out into the weather.

DULUTH, Minn.-Even though many Northlanders may not be happy with the recent storm, some are more than pleased to get out into the weather. Above, find Fox 21 photojournalist Adam Jagunich’s unique look at how Northlander’s have fun in the winter weather. Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: duluth, News

Possible Lakewalk Damage Still Being Assessed

With this week’s snow storm, all eyes are on the Lakewalk as its been pummeled in recent years causing it to get some major damage.

DULUTH, Minn.-With this week’s snow storm, all eyes are on the Lakewalk as its been pummeled in recent years causing it to get some major damage. Yesterday was no different, as waves hammered the shoreline for hours. Officials from the city’s facility management, told Fox 21 they did attempt to survey the Lakewalk today, along with other areas possibly damaged…

ADD Shrine to Host 74th Annual Circus at the DECC

The AAD Shrine Circus is Happening Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at the Amsoil Arena in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The AAD Shrine headquartered in Duluth is set to host the 74th annual AAD Shrine Circus Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. Circus lovers will have three chances to see the entertainment up close. On Saturday, performances are taking place at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. On Sunday, the show will…

Hubble Telescope Images to be Showcased at Upcoming UMD Concert

The Concert is Happening Sunday, April 14 in Weber Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will be featuring several new works during their upcoming concert. The concert is taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 in the Weber Music Hall. The Concert Band will be performing a piece by Eric Whitacre called “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!”, a soundtrack for a hypothetical script that pits the…

Duluth Fire Chief Resigns, Accepts Demotion After DWI Arrest

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Fire Chief Dennis Edwards submitted a letter of resignation Friday after a being arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated last month. Edwards will stay with the department in a demoted position of assistant fire chief. “This week, Mayor Emily Larson and I received and accepted a letter of resignation from Dennis Edwards as Fire Chief of…

Police Chief, ISD 709 Superintendent Debrief After School Shooting Threat

Chief Tusken and Superintendent Gronseth Proud of Teams' responses.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s top cop Chief Mike Tusken, and Superintendent of District 709 Schools Bill Gronseth are reflecting on last week’s active shooter threat at Duluth East High School. The incident involved 36-year-old Travis Busch, who was accused of threatening to shoot officers and others in the school. Authorities also found guns in his car in the school parking lot, and…

St. Louis County Promoting Driving Vigilance for Work Zone Awareness Week

Drivers more at risk than construction crews, experts say.

DULUTH, Minn.- This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week. With the construction season just around the corner, St. Louis County Officials are sharing driving tips on how to make it through those construction areas. Officials ask drivers to remain extra vigilant on their normal routes, looking out for lane closures and changes due to construction. Not only for the…

Spend Spring Break Playing Sports at Heritage Sports Center

Open gym and skate held all week,

DULUTH, Minn.- Spring Break has just begun for some area schools. Sometimes figuring out ways to entertain the family can be challenging. Duluth Parks and Recreation thinks they can help with that. During this week, the Duluth Heritage Sports Center will have different sports available on their turf from 11 to 1, followed by an open ice skate from 1:30 to…

Ski Season Successful, said Spirit Mountain

Officials say profits are good, but not as good as previous year.

DULUTH, Minn.- The end of season numbers have come in, and it appears it’s been another successful one for Spirit Mountain. According to the resort’s General Manager, they’ll be rounding out the fiscal year with a profit of $180,000. This is a bit short of their $302,000 profit from the previous year. They say they’re happy with business despite the…

First Street to be Evaluated for Two-Way Traffic

City proposes traffic study to city council Monday night.

DULUTH, Minn.- As the city starts work on the reconstruction of Superior Street, they’re also looking ahead to a possible redevelopment of First Street. On Monday night the Duluth City Council is expected to vote on whether to have a traffic study done. The study would look into converting First Street between Mesaba Avenue and 24th Avenue East from one-way…

Phase Two of Superior Street Reconstruction Begins

Kickoff event held with Mayor Larson and City Officials.

DULUTH, Minn.- The barricades are up on Superior Street as construction season begins. While the ground was broken for the project on Monday, the real heavy work will start next week. Until then crews will be focused on staging and preparation for a project that will include improving utilities, adding a closed loop hot water heat system, and other streetscape amenities….

City of Duluth to Implement New Lighting Policy

-The city of Duluth is announcing a change to its street lighting policy regarding the “color temperature” of lighting – that is, what color the light source appears to the human eye.

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth is announcing a change to its street lighting policy regarding the “color temperature” of lighting – that is, what color the light source appears to the human eye. New residential streetlights installed within the Duluth will have a color temperature of 2700K. This excludes lights at controlled intersections. As part of efforts to reduce energy…

History of Duluth in Photographs at Glensheen Mansion

Mansion pairs with Duluth News Tribune for Reporting Duluth Exhibit.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth history is now on display in the form of newspaper photos at Glensheen Mansion. The exhibit is called Reporting Duluth. It’s a partnership with the Duluth News Tribune to display blown up photos from the paper, dating back to the late 1800s. Photos include UMD’s victory during the Frozen Four last year, and the 1920 lynchings of…

Young Girl’s Wish Granted at Lake Superior Zoo

Make-a-Wish Foundation surprises girl with trip to San Diego Zoo.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sometimes, a trip to the zoo is all you need to have a good day. On Sunday, Lake Superior Zoo donated some space, and time with animals to help make it a very special day for one girl who’s battled cancer twice. “A Lizard!” “Oohs” and “aahhs” are a normal sound at the Zoo. But today is no ordinary…

Minnesota Legislators Listen to Constituents at Town Hall Forum

Representatives answered questions from constituents.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota lawmakers heard directly from the community at a Town Hall forum in Duluth. Politicians present were State Representative Liz Olson, Senator Erik Simonson, and MNDOT Commissioner Margaret Kelliher. They sat onstage at the Norshor Theater where they were  asked questions from constituents who wanted their voices heard. “I hope we can proceed with line 3 to get our…

Portland Malt Shoppe Open for Season

Popular malt and ice cream stop bringing customers in the cold.

DULUTH, Minn.- Is it cold? A little. Too cold for ice cream? “This is Minnesota. Nothing, nothing’s cold about Ice Cream,” said Joel Heller. Heller joins dozens of others in a long line at Portland Malt Shoppe, for their first day open for the season. The chill and the drizzle aren’t enough to stop Northland malt lovers, and for some,…

Trial Date Set in Duluth Murder Case

A trial date has been set for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a 31-year-old man in September on the 100 block of West First Street in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-A trial date has been set for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a 31-year-old man in September on the 100 block of West First Street in Duluth. 26-year-old Jamal Jackson is set to go to trial Oct. 21 in the shooting death of 31-year-old Scott Pennington. Jackson is facing a second-degree murder charge in the case. If convicted,…

Connected Kids Initiative Steps Up for Foster Children

Event at Duluth Public Library raises awareness.

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, there are 9,900 children in foster care, and over 800 waiting to be adopted in the state. Representatives from the organization Connected Kids Initiative tried to help these kids with their Step Up MN campaign. At the Duluth Public Library Wednesday, they introduced the campaign, the second city of their…

Great Outdoors: Duluth East Little League Practices at UMD

Gearing up for the new season.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s time to dust off those cleats and polish those bats, because baseball season is just around the corner. Duluth Eastern Little League players ages 10 and up got to brush off their batting and base–running skills at UMD’s Ward Well’s Fieldhouse. “It’s been a long winter, it’s the first day of spring, y’know, the major leagues have…

Laundry Room Lessons with Minnesota’s Laundry Evangelist

The Laundry Evangelist will be at the Home & Builders Show April 3 - 7 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Patric Richardson simply loves to do laundry. Luckily for those in the Northland who don’t enjoy the weekly chore as much, Richardson will be at the 53rd Annual Home and Builders Show at the DECC April 3 – 7. His rising stardom is thanks in part to people growing tired of fast fashion and the culture of…

St. Louis County Board Approves Anti-Nepotism Policy

Board votes unanimously.

DULUTH, Minn.- An Anti-Nepotism Policy has been unanimously approved by the St. Louis County Board. This comes after the board received backlash when longtime County Attorney Mark Rubin hired his son Tony as a prosecutor back in January. The board met about the introduction of a Nepotism Policy last month, after constituents complained the hiring was unfair or a conflict…

Knowing Your Neighbors: De-Cluttering Your Life

Live Simply with Kim helps Northlanders tidy up.

DULUTH, Minn.- Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, and that means out with the old to make room for the new. The weather’s warming up, flowers are in bloom, and you want to start cleansing your home of dirt. There’s just one problem. Clutter. “How do you sweep and mop the floor if the kids’ toys are all over?”…

Vikre Distillery Remodeling in June

Owners plan to remodel cocktail room, add event spaces.

DULTUH, Minn.- A popular distillery in Canal Park will be getting a makeover this summer. In June Vikre Distillery will be moving their bar upstairs and adding event spaces throughout the building. They’ll also be changing the furniture in their cocktail room to make the vibe more comfortable. “Be able to just serve more people in a comfortable way,” said…

City Holds Last Meeting Before Superior Street Reconstruction Begins

Project leaders met with business leaders and residents at Greysolon Ballroom.

DULUTH, Minn.- The City of Duluth plans to close down Superior Street from Lake Avenue to Fourth Avenue West this summer for a four–block reconstruction project. The work starts next Monday, so city officials met with business leaders and residents to talk strategy, get feedback, and answer questions about the remodel. Their big message: it’ll be a rough construction period, but…

Theresa O’Halloran-Johnson Running for Duluth City Council

Johnson announcing she's running for the 3rd District.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth resident and activist Theresa O’Halloran-Johnson announced she’s running for Duluth City Council, in the third district. A resident of more than 10 years, Johnson said she knows the neighborhood and its issues, and will try to be as accessible as she can be to residents. “I wanted to make sure that we had a strong voice for…

Residents Rid Central Hillside of Needles and Trash

Natives Against Heroin and other groups pickup trash.

DULUTH, Minn.- As the snow melts, it’s revealing some of the effects of the opioid crisis we don’t always see during the winter. Discarded needles. So residents decided to do something about it. The group is called Natives Against Heroin, and a couple dozen people came out to help clean up trash and needles. They don’t want to see anyone…

STEM Discovery Day at UMD

University Hosts Weird and Wonderful World of STEM

DULUTH, Minn.-  On Saturday, High School kids explored the Weird and Wonderful World of STEM at UMD. The University hosted STEM Discovery Day where kids could learn about hissing cockroaches, owl pellets, and DNA extraction. The event aimed to get them interested in science careers. “Maybe in their home life they may not have resources or parents who may not…

Duluth’s First Mobile Market in Chester Bowl

Four food trucks gather in Chester Bowl.

DULUTH, Minn.- Those admiring the nature at Chester Bowl could also pick up some locally made goodies at the first ever Duluth Mobile Market. “It really means a lot to individuals and businesses to have people come out and support, and bring out the best of Duluth,” said Sara Clifton, co-owner of Makers Mercantile. Visitors could shop food from local food…

Hillside Toasty’s Location Closes

Employees moved to downtown location.

DULUTH, Minn.- As of Monday the Toasty’s Sandwich Shop on East Ninth Street closed because of structural problems in the building. In one area, the foundation is even caving in. The owner of Toasty’s said the closure was a blessing in disguise for their downtown location. “The employees all came down to our location downtown here, so we’ve been looking forward…

Hundreds Ruck for Veterans in Nearly Naked Ruck March

March held as fundraiser for Veterans with PTSD.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Saturday hundreds got out their walking shoes, pulled on their rucks, and took off their pants for the 23rd Veteran 4th Annual Nearly Naked Ruck March. Community members, active duty military and veterans rucked 10 laps around Enger Tower in nothing but hats, gloves, boots, and long underwear to support veterans. “It’s cold, and motivating. But we try…

After Proposing Cuts, Trump Now Ready to Fund Great Lakes Restoration

The President backtracks on some proposed cuts to EPA.

DULUTH, Minn.- For the third year in a row the President proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, which included a 90 percent cut to funding for Great Lakes restoration. But that proposal now seems to be saved by the President himself. Last night at a rally in Michigan, the President declared his support for the Great Lakes. “I support…

Wine & Dine to Support Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

The 25th Annual Taste at Fitger's is Happening Friday, March 29, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders have the opportunity to feast for a good cause Friday, March 29 at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. The 25th annual Taste at Fitger’s will be happening from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. throughout three levels of the building. The area’s finest local restaurants and beverage vendors will be serving their tastiest culinary masterpieces, beers and…

Shredding into Spring with Urban Snowboarding and Skateboarding

Duluth thrillseekers make extreme fun out of the remaining snow

DULUTH, Minn.- Winter has now officially ended, but some Northlanders know how to make it last. Hills like Spirit Mountain or Chester Bowl are always a good time in winter. But these gnarly rippers get together, and get innovative to shred some powder closer to home, in the beginning of Spring. To your left, a skateboard seems to float off the…

Duluth Salvation Army Looks to Surpass $18,000 FoodShare Goal

March Minnesota FoodShare is the Largest Food Drive in the State, Helping Restock Over 300 Food Shelves in the State

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Salvation Army food shelf and hot lunch programs provided more than 81,000 meals to those in need last year. It’s a large number that couldn’t be reached without the generosity and kindness of community members in the Northland. March Minnesota FoodShare is the largest food drive in the state, helping restock over 300 food shelves in…

Gov. Walz Talks Healthcare Reform in Duluth

Roundtable held at Snooty Fox Tea Shop.

DULUTH, Minn.-  Over a month after releasing a new budget proposal, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz shared more about a feature of that proposal, his OneCare health care reform. At a roundtable discussion at Snooty Fox Tea Shop, the governor promised to “cut out the middleman” by not paying insurance companies hoping they lower costs. Instead he plans to provide direct subsidies…

Workshop Helps with Climate Change Conversations

AICHO and Climate Generation hold two day Climate Institute.

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) and Climate Generation hosted a climate institute in Duluth. The two-day event aims to open up meaningful conversations about climate change, humanizing what they say is a normally science-dominated discussion. “We’re really beyond the science because we know that information alone is not enough to move someone to behavior change,” said Jothsna…