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High Fire Danger In Place Prompts The DNR To A Car Fire

Car Goes Up In Flames Near Wooded Area

DULUTH, Minn. – A car was engulfed in flames this morning around 10 a.m. Officials say the engine was likely the cause for the blaze. The car was parked at Kev’s Auto Sales off of Rice Lake Road.  No one was inside the vehicle at the time and no one was injured. It was burning for around 15 minutes and was…

National Tourism Rally in Duluth

Tourism is a Leading Contributor that Helped Shape Duluth's Economy.

It’s National Tourism Week and of course the tourism industry stands out in Duluth. Some say, it’s thanks in part to one man, whose efforts were celebrated at the Visit Duluth Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday. Tourism in Duluth all started with Grandmas Marathon and ever since, events like Blues Fest, the air show and much more has helped…

Verizon Shows off Technology for Mother’s Day Gifts

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re on the hunt for a Mother’s Day gift, Verizon Wireless is hoping to help. This morning, Solutions Specialist Rachel Agurkis visited FOX 21 to talk about some options for mom. Google Home: Answers questions, googles anything hands-free, plays music, plays games. To purchase, head to verizonwireless.com. Wireless Soundsport Bose Headphones: Sweat resistant, versatile uses. To purchase,…

House Fire Spreads Next Door in Lincoln Park

Duluth Fire Causes Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Damage

DULUTH, Minn. – A house in Duluth went up in flames Monday night and the fire spread next door. The Duluth Fire Department got a call at 10 p.m. for a structure fire at 2008 W. 3rd St. While en route, firefighters were notified of possibly trapped occupants. Upon arrival we found heavy fire coming from the rear of the house…

Teague Alexy Performs on FOX 21 Ahead of Duluth Homegrown Appearance

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival runs through Sunday

DULUTH, Minn. – Music has taken over the city as the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is well underway. The festival runs through Sunday, May 7th and will feature two hundred musical acts at multiple venues in Duluth and Superior. The Greater Downtown Council is sponsoring a Homegrown Trolley over the weekend for a quick and free ride up and down Superior…

UMD Chef Heads to National Competition

Cooking Connection: UMD Chef Conor Maki

DULUTH, Minn. – A University of Minnesota Duluth chef is heading to a national competition, the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) regional conference. Conor Maki will be competing against six other chefs from across the country. Maki won the gold medal at the NACUFS culinary competition in Fargo, N.D. on February 21, 2017. Conor’s winning dish was…

Minnesota-Based Author Releases Thrilling Fiction Book “Marathon”

Brian Freeman Hosts Book Signing Tonight

DULUTH, Minn. – In just over a month runners from around the world will be taking over Two Harbors and Duluth. Today, a thrilling book is being released with many locations and themes Northlanders will recognize. The fiction book “Marathon” is written by Minnesota-based author Brian Freeman. The back of the book gives a small glimpse at the plot, “On a…

Storm Claims Four Lives: 50 Years Later

Special Report: Deadly Storm

DULUTH, Minn. – 50 years ago wicked weather caused a tragedy that is still breaking hearts today. “I didn’t know what was happening up here and the tragedy that was unfolding,” said Capt. Tom Mackay, a friend of storm victim Edgar Culbertson. As Sunday, April 30, 1967, came to a close it took four lives with it. Three young men, 16-year-old…

Friday April 28, 2017, Evening Forecast

Sunshine to Start the Weekend, Snow to End it.

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Harala Not Seeking Re-Election To Duluth School Board

Annie Harala Has Served On Board For Four Years

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth’s school board member Annie Harala has announced she’s headed in a new direction and won’t run for re-election. Harala said in a written statement that she is leaving for both personal and family reasons. She says she hopes passionate and committed people seek her at-large position. The Duluth primary school board election is currently set for…

CSS Football Team Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Saints Helping Saints will be Happening Saturday, April 29 at CSS Tower Hall in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, April 29 at The College of St. Scholastica, students on the football team will be raising money to help fight childhood cancer. Put on by the CSS football team in coordination with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Saints will be shaving their heads with the hope of finding a cure for children diagnosed with cancer. They…

Surrender Unwanted Fish, Plants in the Northland

Minnesota Sea Grant is Partnering with Local Businesses to Find New Homes for Unwanted Aquatic Species, Plants

DULUTH, Minn. – Invasive species have become a big issue in Northland waters over the past few years. Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Sea Grant Organization helped provide a safe solution to the problem. Northlanders had two hours to take their unwanted fish and aquatic plants to the UMD Kirby Center. The event is designed to give people the chance to…

Thinking Turtle Safety this Spring

Experts say Turtles will Start Moving, Crossing Roadways Early May, Beginning of June

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s getting to be the time of year when certain animals in the Northland wake up and make their way into the world once again. However, it isn’t always without risk. Wildlife experts are reminding drivers to be on the lookout for turtles. “If the shell is broken and blood is coming out, you can see flesh…

3 Charged After Investigation into Drug Sales in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force (LSDVCTF) executed a search warrant on April 18, 2017 at an apartment in the 300 block of North 20th Avenue West, according to the Duluth Police Department. The search warrant was conducted as a result of an investigation into the sale of controlled substances, specifically heroin. During the…

Downtown Duluth Shines Bright Once Again

City Crews Along with Business and Property Owners Pitched in to Clean up Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Downtown Duluth is shining bright once again, after residents and city workers pitched in for a little spring cleaning. The Greater Downtown Council had to postpone the annual event due to Tuesday’s heavy rainfall. However, business and property owners, the Clean and Safe Team, along with City Street crews helped wash away the winter dirt from 10…

Duluthians Fight for Earned Sick and Safe Time

Final Listening Session Takes Place in Duluth for Earned Sick and Safe Time

DULUTH, Minn. – The Earned Sick and Safe Time Taskforce in Duluth hosted their final rally and listening session Wednesday morning outside Grandmas Sports Garden. You may recall, the sessions were set up to hear input from workers within the City of Duluth. The Duluth City Council originally set up the taskforce after learning nearly 46 percent of Duluth workers…

Northland Pizza Shop Celebrates 63 Years

Northland Uncovered: Sammy's Pizza

DULUTH, Minn. – Picking up a slice can mean a tasty dinner for many Northlanders, but for one family it means carrying on a tradition. This year Sammy’s Pizza Inc. is celebrating 63 years. Sam Perrella is the Vice President for Sammy’s Pizza Inc. and is the third generation working for Sammy’s Pizza. His grandfather started the business in 1954…

Duluth Parks to Receive Sixty New Recycling Bins

Bins will be Donated to the City of Duluth by Keep America Beautiful and Dr. Pepper Snapple Park Bin Grant Program

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is moving one step closer to become a more eco-friendly City! Recycling will soon be easier thanks to a grant from the Keep America Beautiful program and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Park Bin grant program. Sixty new recycling bins will be placed in 17 parks across the City. The City of Duluth was…

Medical Experts Bring History to Life

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums Displays Medical Miracles

DULUTH, Minn. – History is coming to life at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Duluth. The exhibit currently on display shows medical discoveries throughout the years, including an original sample that first confirmed penicillin defeating bacteria. There are manuscripts and artifacts connected with Benjamin Franklin, Christian Bernard, Bernard Crick, Albert Schweitzer, and Dorothea Dix. Next week local experts will be…

Annual Bike Swap to Support Two Charities this Year

Coffee Conversation: Continental Ski & Bike

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring is here and Summer is quickly approaching, getting many Northlanders excited for the bicycling season. The 11th Annual Continental Ski and Bike Swap is coming up on April 21st-23rd. Discounted retail bikes and gently used bikes are available for purchase. Free bike helmets will be provided for those who purchase a children’s bike. Anyone can donate a…

Getting Toasty on National Grilled Cheese Day

Locally Owned Toasty's in Duluth is Seeing a Spike in Business Since Opening a Second Location

DULUTH, Minn. – Things were getting toasty in the Northland Wednesday, and no, we’re not talking weather! Northlanders are taking part in National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, especially the staff at Toasty’s Sandwich Shop in Duluth. Owner Tom Hagen says since the opening of their second location on Superior Street, business is booming. Toasty’s is using all fresh ingredients in…

Salmon Season Hits Canal Park Pier

Coho Salmon are Running and Chasing their Primary Food Source, the Smelt.

DULUTH, Minn. – Each Spring anglers take the shores of Lake Superior in hopes of a tasty salmon biting their line. Right now the Coho Salmon are running and chasing their primary food source, the smelt. Fishing is good along the south pier of the Canal in Duluth where many anglers try their luck in hopes to catch the prize…

Bridge Maintenance Scheduled in Duluth Area

Crews will be working from April 10-28 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be performing bridge preventative maintenance by cleaning all state bridge in the Duluth area beginning Monday April 10 through Friday, April 28. Crews will be working between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Temporary lane closures may take place during this time. MnDOT crews will be spraying down the bridge…

Piedmont Panthers Prepare for State Testing

As State Testing Begins, Staff and Teachers Organized a Pep Rally for Students

DULUTH, Minn. – Excitement along with motivation helped welcome hundreds of Panthers back to Piedmont Elementary school on Monday after a week-long spring break. Students across the state are preparing to start taking the Minnesota Comprehension Assessment (MCA) tests this week. Before testing starts, staff at Piedmont Elementary wanted to pump the students and teachers up with music, drumming, and…

City of Duluth Prepares for Tourist Season

Coffee Conversation: Spring Brings Visitors to Town

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth experienced a record number of tourists in 2016 due to major events like The Tall Ships Festival, the 40th Anniversary of Grandma’s Marathon and the Duluth Airshow. Although the summer of 2017 won’t be quite as busy, the Media Communications Manager for Visit Duluth, Bob Gustafson, says to expect many fun events. Things…

Rock Village Forming Along Duluth’s Lakewalk

Dozens of Rock Towers are Being Built by Artistic Northlanders

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Unique Machines Work Core Muscles

Active Adventures: Xcel Xercise

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures, core muscles were the focus of the workout. Xcel Xercise offers the opportunity to use machines not found at any other gym in Duluth. Karen Anderson showed FOX 21’s William Seay the ropes. Xcel Xercise is located at 5324 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55804. They can be reached at (218) 525-4808. For more information,…

Duluth Stabbing Sends Two to the Hospital

A Stabbing Happened in Duluth's Lincoln Park Neighborhood Shortly after 8p.m. Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn. – A stabbing in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood has sent two victims to the hospital. Duluth Police responded to Winnipeg Avenue and Sixth Street Tuesday evening on reports of the incident. Officers remained on the scene for some time trying to determine what occurred, and searching for individuals involved.   Categories: Community, Crime, News, News – Latest News…

Shopping Made Easier with Groceries-to-Go

Groceries-to-Go Started in January 2017, Offering Seniors in Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor Help with Grocery Shopping

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to getting older, independence can often start to slip away, however, one local organization wants to change the outlook. Age Well Arrowhead is working to connect senior citizens in the Northland with volunteers, so living at home can continue for as long as possible. A trip to the grocery store can oftentimes be a…

Volunteers Preparing Trains for Tourist Season

Northland Uncovered: North Shore Scenic Railroad

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s finally starting to feel like Spring outside and that means some vehicles seen chugging along the North Shore are getting tuned up for the season. Over at the Duluth Depot, volunteers are hard at work in the shop for the North Shore Scenic Railroad. The trains are winterized and stored for the winter. Now that Spring…

Keeping Card and Comic Collecting Alive

Collector's Connection offers a Wide Variety of Nostalgic Comics, Cards, and More

DULUTH, Minn. – Chances are the sight of baseball or Pokémon cards bring back a few childhood memories for many. In this week’s Knowing Your Neighbors, we’re taking a look at how the industry has grown as millennials move forward. “Back when I was growing up, sports cards were the big deal,” said Glen Booth, Manager at Collectors Connection in…

Finding the Perfect Home with One Roof Housing

Coffee Conversation: One Roof Housing

DULUTH, Minn. – With Spring officially here, many Northlanders will have house-searching on the brain. Representatives from One Roof Housing visited FOX 21 to chat about important things to know when looking to move. Jackie Kemp, Education and Counseling Director for One Roof Housing, says there are education seminars to help future homebuyers. Noah Hobbs, Lending Director, says anyone looking…

Animal Allies Educating Northland Youth

For Over 25 Years, Animal Allies Has Been Making Way Into Northland Classrooms

DULUTH, Minn. – Some say seeing is believing. Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking to educate Northland youth by making way into classrooms, to teach hands-on. Twenty-five years later, these visits still have a lasting effect on local students. “I had twelve dollars and the ropes we bought, I think were .95 cents,” said Isabella, 2nd grade student…

Federal Budget Cuts Could Impact Foster Grandparent Program

Students Wrote Letters to Senator Al Franken, Asking to Save the Foster Grandparent Program

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Duluth second graders put to use their daily writing lesson, lobbying to keep a classroom helper on hand Tuesday. It all started with the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Each new President brings a new wish-list of ideas to the table when it comes to budget cuts. Nearly 200 senior citizens in the Twin…

Concert Supports Young Musicians

Annual Pops Benefit Concert

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend music will be filling the air as organists raise money for a scholarship fund. The Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will have its annual Pops Benefit Concert on Sunday, March 19, at 3:00 p.m. at the The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (45th Ave. East, Duluth). Performers include Dr. Mark Monson…

Maritime Museum Prepares for Spring

Northland Uncovered: Spring Cleaning at Lake Superior Maritime Museum

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring is just days away and a local museum is preparing for tourism season. The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association is looking for volunteers for the Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor. This annual Spring Cleaning Day is Wednesday, March 15 at the Visitor Center at 600 South Lake Avenue in Canal Park in Duluth,…

Celebrating Pi Day with Johnson’s Lakeside Bakery

On March 14, the Nation Honors the Mathematical Constant, While Indulging in a Slice of Pie

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re looking for a reason to crunch some numbers on this Tuesday, math lovers can get excited! Tuesday, March 14 (3.14) is National Pi Day. Not the pie as in the dessert, but as in the math symbol. Megan Spitzley with Johnson’s Lakeside Bakery stopped by the FOX 21 Studios with a few fresh baked pies…

Excitement Grows for 44th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival

The Two-Day Event Features Three Musical Guests and an Array of Talented Musicians

DULTUH, Minn. – The 44th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival is happening this weekend, March 17 and 18, at the Weber Music Hall and Marshall Performing Arts Center in Duluth. -Head of the Lakes Jazz Concert: Ingrid Jensen & Christine Jensen Quintet Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall World renown saxophonist Christine Jensen and…

New Online Reservation System Rolls Out for Duluth Parks

The New System is Now Entirely Online, Allowing Park Users to Easily Access Information

DULUTH, Minn. – Next time you’re looking to make reservations at a Duluth Park location, things will be a little easier thanks to a new system being rolled out by the Duluth Parks and Recreation Department. Duluthians and visitors from all over will now be able to see what parks are available, look at pictures, read information, select a date,…

Messy Morning Commute for Drivers in Downtown Duluth

Over a Dozen Crashes were Reported, with Duluth Police Responding

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