Annual Bubble Festival Returns Sunday

Duluth Children's Museum Hosts 9th Annual Bubble Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend bubbles will be filling the air as the 9th Annual Bubble Festival Kicks off. It’s taking place on Sunday, August 20 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Clyde Park. Clyde Park is located at 29th Ave. W. and Michigan St. At the festival, there will be a bubble so large kids can stand inside it,…

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Seeks Community Support

Duluth's Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center Continues Fundraising for New Structure

DULUTH, Minn. – Northern Minnesota’s only wildlife rehabilitation center, Wildwoods, is looking for your support. The volunteer run organization is looking to raise money to complete work on a structure which houses animals taken into the center. Since 2016 crews have been making progress, but lack of funds is causing the progression to slow. Right now, 75 percent of the…

Semi Rollover Causes Diesel Fuel Leak Near Piedmont Avenue

Officials Responded to the Call Around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, No Injuries Were Reported

DULUTH, Minn. – Shortly after 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Duluth Fire Department responded to reports of a rollover involving an 18-wheeler Marvin truck. The vehicle was traveling from Warroad, Minnesota, and crashed near the intersection of Highway 53 and Piedmont Avenue. Officials tell FOX 21 the driver of the vehicle lost control while traveling south on Highway 53. Authorities also…

7 West Taphouse Opening Second Duluth Location Next Week

The Taphouse Has Expanded to a Location Along Maple Grove Road

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders will soon have a new location to stop for a burger and a brew in the Twin Ports. The owner of 7 West Taphouse tells FOX 21 he and his staff should be ready to open their new Duluth location Monday, August 14. Since May, crews have been busy turning the former Nevada Bob’s Golf space…

30 Acts Expected for Bayfront Blues Festival

Coffee Conversation: 29th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – Music will be filling Bayfront Festival Park this weekend for the 29th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival. Cyndee Parsons, the Media Relations Director, says out of the 30 acts expected there will be something for everyone. The festival starts up on Friday, August 11 and runs through Sunday, August 13. Following the performances on the main stages, a…

Car Versus Bicycle Crash Sends One to Hospital

The Bicyclist Was Transported to a Local Hospital With a Serious Head Injury

DULUTH, Minn. – A car versus bicycle crash sent one person to the hospital shortly after 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. When Duluth police responded to the 2300 Block of London Road, officers made observations that the driver of the vehicle showed signs of impairment from alcohol. The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital with a head injury and remains…

Midday Update 8-1-17

Local news and weather making headlines in the Northland

Categories: News Update Tags: Brett Scott, duluth, Headlines, midday update, News, northland, superior, Updates, weather, William Seay

Duluth Police Encourage National Night Out Participation

Thousands of Communities will Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Tuesday, August 1, thousands of neighborhoods throughout the country will be invited to join forces for the 34th Annual National Night Out Crime and Drug Prevention Event. The Duluth Police Department registered more than 60 block parties in 2016. That number is now up to 74 this year. Over 37.8 million neighbors across 16, 124 communities…

Active Adventures: Swimming Safety with Duluth YMCA

Duluth, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Katie Dailey, Marketing Director at the Duluth YMCA and Sara Eder, Aquatics Director at the YMCA visited the FOX 21 Studios to chat about the upcoming Woodland Barbecue and the importance of swimming lessons as summer rolls on. The Woodland Barbecue will be happening August 29, and is free for the public…

Celebrating All Pints North with Pier B Resort

Pier B Resort will be Hosting an After Party for All to Enjoy

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, July 29, Pier B Resort in Duluth will be hosting the first ever All Pints North After Party. Beth Wilson, Marketing Director for Leisure Resorts says the idea came about after the resort found out that the All Pints North Brew Fest happened to fall on a date they were planning to have a “Celebrate Summer…

Animal Answers: Inside the Butterfly House

Visitors to the Lake Superior Zoo will Now be Able to Experience Native Butterflies Up-Close for the Rest of the Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting today, visitors at the Lake Superior Zoo will have the chance to make way through an enclosed exhibit with hundreds of butterflies fluttering around. “Beautiful Butterflies: An Up-Close Experience,” is the Zoo’s newest exhibit, featuring hundreds of butterflies native to the Midwest. “This is a beautiful and fun exhibit, and we’re pleased to bring it to…

Tourists Flood Duluth for Summer Season

Coffee Conversation: Visit Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Summer tourist season is well underway in Duluth and several events have brought thousands to the city already this year. This week several free events, like the Chester Creek Concert Series and Concerts on the Pier at Glensheen, are followed by the annual All Pints North Brewfest in Bayfront Festival Park. Visit Duluth Media Communications Manager…

Lakeside Garden Tour Happening Sunday

Five Garden Enthusiasts will Invite Northlanders into their Gardens all for a Good Cause

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Sunday, July 23, the Lakeside Lester Park Community Club in Duluth is hoping to see hundreds make their way through the first ever Lakeside Garden Tour. Event organizers are hopeful the hustle and bustle of the Lakeside neighborhood will help blossom this first ever event into a successful fundraiser. Five homeowners with breathtaking lawns and gardens…

Musician Performs on FOX 21 Ahead of “A Day at the Wade”

Fundraiser Will Support Youth in Western Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – “A Day at the Wade,” a fundraiser supporting youth in Western Duluth, is taking place tonight. Funds raised will go to youth organizations to support them in regional and national competitions. There will be live music, food and vendors. It’s all taking place at Wade Stadium. The gates open at 3:30 p.m. and the fun starts at…

Musicians Prepare for “A Day at the Wade”

Fundraiser Supports Youth of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Musicians are tuning up and preparing for a new fundraiser supporting youth in Duluth. It’s called “A Day at the Wade” and is taking place Wednesday, July 19. There will be live music, food, raffles and vendors.   One band playing, “Born Too Late,” is a group of young musicians in Duluth who recently won Duluth’s Got…

Morning Update 7-17-17

Local news and weather headlines in the Northland.

Categories: News Update Tags: duluth, Headlines, News, northland, Roads, Superior Street, Travel, Update, weather

Annual Reggae Festival to Bring Jamaican Culture to Duluth

12th Annual Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend music, food, artisans and dancing will be taking over Bayfront Festival Park. The 12th Annual Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival is taking place. It all starts Saturday, July 15 when gates open at 11 a.m. Music begins at 1 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Tickets are available online, at the gate or at…

Local Doctor Speaks on Benefits of Physical Therapy

Active Adventures: In Motion Therapy

DULUTH, Minn. – Through many different instances, one can become injured. A local doctor is looking to educate those injured about proper healing methods. For some, an injury could be so serious they require surgery, but according to Annita Winkels, DPT, for others, physical therapy is the answer. Dr. Winkels, Founder of In Motion Therapy says the goal is to…

NRRI Receives Recurring Funding

Coffee Conversation: Natural Resources Research Institute

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s big news and big funding for the Natural Resources Research Institute. The institute was granted an additional $2 million in recurring funding from the Minnesota State Legislature. This almost doubles the previous state funding they were receiving and was the first funding increase since the 1980s. According to June Breneman, External Affairs Manager for the NRRI,…

Cleanup Begins at West Duluth Housing Complex

The Building's Roof on West Third Street in Duluth Collapsed June 5

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction work started Friday afternoon at a West Duluth housing complex just weeks after the roof collapsed, displacing residents. The Red Cross responded to the building on West Third Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood during the morning of June 5. Authorities say the building was vacant at the time of the incident. A neighboring building was…

Superheroes to Invade Duluth Playhouse

Superheroes will Perform on Stage at the Duluth Playhouse Underground Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Saturday, July 8, superheroes will be flying into the Duluth Playhouse ready to work together and save the day. Imaginarium: Superheroes! will be performed July 8 through July 23 every Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the show starts at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and Sundays performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Two brothers and the girl…

Midday Update 7-3-17

A look at news and weather making headlines in the Northland

Categories: News Update Tags: Activities, Brett Scott, duluth, family, Fourth, Friends, Fun, Headlines, July, News, northland, Twin Ports, Update, weather, William Seay

Movies in the Park to Start Friday

It's Going to be a Wild Summer at Movies in the Park, Hosted by the Greater Downtown Council

DULUTH, Minn. -The Greater Downtown Council along with other fine sponsors are excited to invite the community to Leif Erikson Park for the 2017 Movies in the Park series. Every Friday evening from July 7 to August 4, gather the family and head to the park for free featured films. Darlene Marshall with the Greater Downtown Council stopped by FOX 21 to chat with…

Police Investigate Stabbing in Duluth’s Woodland Neighborhood

A 21-Year-Old Female Was Taken to Jail Pending Charges of 2nd Degree Assault

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Friday morning in Duluth’s Woodland neighborhood. Authorities responded to the 2200 block of Woodland Avenue after receiving a report of a 19-year-old male being stabbed in the leg. Officials say a 21-year-old female was taken into custody at the scene in connection with the stabbing. The male…

New 5K to Take Place in Duluth Friday

First Annual Chester Park Trail Race

DULUTH, Minn. – A new 5K is taking place in Duluth on Friday, June 30. The Chester Park Trail Race, starting at 6:30 p.m., was created to encourage beginners to start trail running. The course is almost entirely off-road, including ski trails, the new Duluth Traverse Chester Rim mountain bike trail, Superior Hiking Trail and Dan Proctor Hiking Trail. Registration…

Animal Allies Humane Society Seeking Foster Families

Animal Allies has Reduced the Fostering Age Requirement to 18-Years-Old

DULUTH, Minn. – Adopting an animal comes with long term responsibility. For some, the commitment could stop an animal from finding a forever home. That’s why Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking for your help in the form of foster care. “We’re really looking to get our college aged people involved,” said Emily Aldritt, Volunteer Coordinator at Animal…

New “Taste of Duluth” Festival to Provide Local Entertainment

Festival Encourages Family-Fun

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend a first-of-its-kind festival is coming to Bayfront Festival Park. The Taste of Duluth is Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be more than 60 vendors of food, beer, crafts and more. There will also be live music throughout the entire festival. The event is aimed at highlighting all the great…

Midday Update 6-23-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland.

Categories: News Update Tags: Brett Scott, duluth, Headlines, News, school, Update, weather, William Seay

Active Adventures: HART of Duluth Walking Tour

The Duluth Expereince Now Offers a Tour of Downtown Duluth's HART District

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Experience is inviting you to step into the vibrant downtown craft scene, meet local roasters, artisans, restauranteurs and brewers looking to revitalize the HART District. The walking tour offers behind-the-scenes historical facts and future plans for the Historic Arts & Theater District. Meteorologist William Seay followed along on a tour for this week’s Active Adventures with Kyle…

48th Annual Park Point Art Fair to Attract Thousands

The Art Fair Kicks off Saturday, June 24 and Wraps Up on Sunday, June 25

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Park Point residents are inviting the community to take part in the 48th Annual Park Point Art Fair June 24-25. The fair starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. both days. Admission and parking is free at the nonprofit-coordinated event, which supports local ecological and civic initiatives. Over 110 premier artists will come together…

Lake Superior Zoo: Five Years After the Flood

Zoo Officials Hope to Downsize, Restructure Space and Offer New Exhibits

DULUTH, Minn. – Five years have passed since major flooding washed away years of hard work and dedication at the Lake Superior Zoo. Millions of dollars are still being spent to repair and rebuild what was lost during those overnight hours. “My first response is we had a problem, we had to get things done, my staff is amazing,” said…

Sprouting Up With Shoreview Natives

Shoreview Natives Look to Showcase Natural Landscaping

DULUTH, Minn. – Many of you may be looking into landscaping projects this summer. One local company is looking to transition outdoor spaces into ecological hubs. Shoreview Natives is stemming from a lesson taught in one Northland classroom. For Duluth Woodland resident Will Bartsch, it’s common to have folks drive past his home, looking twice and stopping with a few questions….

Free Youth Memberships Given Out at Duluth YMCA

One-Hundred Free Summer Youth Memberships at the Duluth Area Family YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. – Many youth in the Northland now have big plans for the summer all thanks to a generous donation from Western Bank. The Duluth YMCA is now able to give away 100 youth memberships this summer. Staff at the Duluth Area Family YMCA say this is the first time they’ve been able to do this. The YMCA and…

Book Signing to Benefit Marine Museum

"World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior" by, Gerald Sandvick

DULUTH, Minn. – A local author and historian has written a book about ship building in the Twin Ports and this weekend he’s using a book signing as a fundraiser. It’s all to raise money for the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. The book is titled “World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior” by, Gerald Sandvick. Here’s a look…

Midday Update 6-9-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland.

Categories: News Update Tags: Brett Scott, construction, duluth, FOX 21, minnesota, MNDOT, Natalie Froistad, News, news duluth construction, northland, Remains, Road Work, sports, weather, William Seay

Morning Update 6-9-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland.

Categories: News Update Tags: duluth, Morning, Natalie Froistad, News, northland, Park Point, rummage sale, sports, Update, weather, William Seay

Twin Ports Mayors Join Together for Theater Fundraiser

Mayors Paine and Larson to Perform in "Love Letters"

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This week the mayors of Duluth and Superior will be joining forces for a good cause. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and Superior Mayor Jim Paine will be performing in “Love Letters” with Twin Ports Stage on Thursday, June 8. Director of Twin Ports Stage Victoria Main says “Love Letters” is a play by A.R. Gurney that is funny,…

Exploring Super Science Fridays

Mrs. KP Incorporates Science into all Methods of Learning at Homecroft Elementary

DULUTH, Minn. – For the past ten years one elementary school teacher in Duluth has been pouring out passion for science into the classroom. It’s now becoming a favorite lesson, every Friday. When walking past room 206 at Homecroft Elementary you can hear a beat and a buzz coming from inside. “Science is real, science is everywhere! This is Professor…

Adventure Park Now Open at Spirit Mountain

Summer Adventures Begin Memorial Day Weekend at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – Spirit Mountain in Duluth is now back open for business as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. The Mountain’s Adventure Park opened gates Friday for the Alpine Coaster, zip line, jumping pillow, mini golf and disk golf. Five mountain bike trails are now open as well. Executive Director Brandy Ream tells FOX 21 she’s optimistic going…

Lincoln Park Students Walk to Promote Overall Health

Walk to School Wednesday Helps Students, Staff and Community Leaders Build a Stronger Community

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a beautiful Wednesday morning for a group of Duluth Lincoln Park Middle School students to hit the sidewalk and make their way to class as a group. It’s all part of a local campaign known as Walk to School Wednesdays. Organizers started the weekly routine at the beginning of May and say they’re seeing growth…

Duluth Dylan Fest 2017 Begins Saturday

Events Feature Music, Poetry and Museum Displays

DULUTH, Minn. – The next week Duluth will be celebrating one of the Northland’s favorite musicians. Duluth Dylan Fest is Saturday, May 20 through Sunday, May 28. The eight days are a celebration of Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday and Nobel Prize in Literature. Duluth Dylan Fest highlights include a rare Bob Dylan Exhibit from the William Pagel Archives at Karpeles…

One-Act Plays Created in 24 Hours Bring Laughter to Duluth

Chicken Hat Plays: How You Can Submit a Prompt

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend The Chicken Hat Plays are coming back to Duluth. All the fun is happening Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. Put on by Rubber Chicken Theater, there are eight one-act plays within the show. The individual acts are all created in 24 hours. On Friday night writers will select who, what and where prompts out of…

Solve Entertainment to Open New Location and Escape Room Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – Soon there will be a new mystery in town for Northlanders to solve. Solve Entertainment has moved locations and is ready to officially open to the public with a new escape room. The interactive entertainment company is now located at 120 E. Superior St. in downtown Duluth. This is right above Blacklist Brewery in the Historic Arts and…

Annual Gala to Support Northern Lights Foundation

"A Night to Shine" Honors Children Battling Life-Threatening Illnesses

DULUTH, Minn. – This week you can enjoy a nice evening out all while supporting a local organization. The Northern Lights Foundation is hosting their annual gala at Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. The foundation and gala support local children facing life–threatening illnesses. Black Woods Catering will prepare a dinner, there will be a brief program…

Promotion Aims to Support Downtown Local Businesses

Coffee Conversation: Get Downtown Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring tourism season is starting and more folks will be heading to downtown to get some shopping done. Get Downtown Week, put on by the Greater Downtown Council, is running through May 20. More than 30 businesses are teaming up to offer special BOGO deals this week. This is the second year for this promotion and it’s a…

Raising Awareness for Homeless Youth

"A Couch is Not a Home" Presentation Given at Thursday's Awareness Event

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday afternoon hundreds of Northlanders came together at the Greysolon Ballroom in Downtown Duluth, raising awareness for youth homelessness in the Twin Ports. The benefit luncheon centered on the topic, “A Couch is Not a Home.” Organizers with Lutheran Social Services are looking to create conversation and financial support for youth who can’t go home. Those attending…