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School Closings, Delays for Thursday, May 9, 2019

School Closings Received by FOX 21 Local News Thursday, May 9, 2019

Duluth Public Schools – 2 Hour Delay Lake Superior School District – 2 Hour Delay Lakeview Christian Academy – 2 Hour Delay Maple School District – 2 Hour Delay Solon Springs Schools – 2 Hour Delay South Shore School District – 2 Hour Delay Stella Maris Academy – 2 Hour Delay Categories: News, News – Latest News, School Closings Tags:…

Coffee Conversation: Need for Tutors Rises in Duluth Public Schools

29 Tutors are Needed for Reading, Five Turors are Needed for Math

DULUTH, Minn. – Tutors are in high demand inside Duluth Public Schools. Duluth schools are currently looking for 29 literacy tutors and five math tutors for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. Minnesota is reported to have one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation, heightening the need for literacy and math tutors in schools throughout…

“The Forever Sky” Released Today in Cloquet

Local Author Thomas Peacock will host a Book Launch Event Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m. at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

CLOQUET, Minn. – Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is proud to host a special book launch event with local author Dr. Thomas Peacock Thursday, April 25 starting at 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to public. It’s taking place in the amphitheater and commons on campus. Dr. Peacock will present and sign copies of his new…

Annual Battle of the TV Meteorologists

Meteorologists from the four stations in Duluth went head-to-head with one another for a great cause

DULUTH, Minn.- Tonight, the meteorologists of the Northland put their minds to the test, paired up with students from the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland for a quiz battle. Teams were asked math, history, and meteorology questions. There were four teams competing tonight, each representing a meteorologist from a local T.V. station. “Our kids inside its important to…

School Closings & Delays Friday, April 12, 2019

School Closings & Delays Received by FOX 21 Local News Friday, April 12, 2019

Aitkin School District – 2 Hour Delay Cathedral School – Closed Carlton Schools – 2 Hour Delay Cherry School – Closed Cloquet Schools – 2 Hour Delay Cook County School District – Closed Duluth Key Zone – Closed Duluth Public Schools Administrative Offices – Closed Duluth Children’s Museum – Opening at 12 p.m. Duluth Salvation Army – Closed Esko Schools…

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…

UWS Science Fest Goes Beyond the Typical Volcano

The UWS Science Fest is Happening Saturday, April 6, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – UWS is inviting children and adults to explore their annual Science Fest Saturday, April 6 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The topics of astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and zoology will be showcased. The event is taking place in both Barstow and Swenson Halls. Barstow Hall is located at 816 North 17th Street and Swenson Hall…

Duluth East Daredevils to Host Pasta Fundraising Dinner

The Pasta Dinner Fundraiser is Happening Tuesday, April 2, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East Daredevil Robotics team members Linnea Frisk and Kylene Schubitzke recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the group’s upcoming Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. The event includes a silent auction and bake sale, and is happening Tuesday, April 2 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Duluth East High School. The sixth annual dinner invites families to come out and…

Cultural Night to Captivate Northlanders at UWS

Cultural Night is Happening Saturday, March 2 at UWS

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior will showcase food and cultures from around the world for its 22nd annual Cultural Night on Saturday, March 2, at UW-Superior. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating our Differences.” Cultural Night, which is sponsored by World Students Association (WSA), will feature an international food tasting (hors d’oeuvre style) and cultural performances…

School Closings, Delays for Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Closings and Delays Due to Winter Weather Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Birchwood School District – Closed (No after school activities) Mellen School District: CLOSING at 1:00 p.m. (No after school activities) South Shore School District: CLOSING at 12:00 p.m. (No after school activities) Superior School District: All after school athletic practices, extracurricular activities and community events CANCELED Watersmeet Township School District – Closed Categories: News, News – Latest News, School Closings…

Northwestern Students Create Awards for Upcoming Sled Dog Race

Tiger Manufacturing has Proudly Created Medals for the Inaugural Northern Pines Sled Dog Race

IRON RIVER, Wis. – Northwestern High School students Alex Smith and Ethan Brown are excited for the upcoming inaugural Northern Pines Sled Dog Race in Iron River, Wisconsin. The students recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News with their instructor to chat about projects related to “Tiger Manufacturing,” the student-run manufacturing business on campus. Tiger Manufacturing was honorably tasked with creating…

School Closings, Delays for Friday, February 8, 2019

Closings and Delays Due to Winter Weather Friday, February 8, 2019

Bessemer School District: CLOSED Feb. 8 including all events/activities Mellen Schools: 2 Hour DELAY Feb. 8 Watersmeet Township School District:  CLOSED Feb. 8 Categories: Community, Education, News, News – Latest News, School Closings Tags: community, Delays, education, school closings, weather

UMD School of Fine Arts Dean Talks Future Program Endeavors

UMD School of Fine Arts is Preparing to Debut their Latest Production of "Love's Labor's Lost" Thursday, February 7

DULUTH, Minn. – Robert Kase, Dean of the UMD School of Fine Arts, is happy to be back in the Northland serving his community, staff and students. Kase, a UMD alumnus, recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the future of UMD School of Fine Arts. Kase is looking forward to seeing continued passion being poured into the program he…

Closings, Delays for Monday, February 4, 2019

Closings and Delays Due to Winter Weather Monday, February 4, 2019

Birchwood School District – Closed Monday, Feb. 4 (no after school activities) Butternut School District – Closed Monday, Feb. 4 Hayward Schools – Closed Monday, Feb. 4 Ironwood Area Schools – Closed Monday, Feb. 4 Solon Springs Schools – 2 Hour Delay Monday, Feb. 4 Watersmeet Township School District – Closed Monday, Feb. 4 Categories: Community, News, News – Latest…

Hannah Johnson Fabrics Expanding in Lakeside Location

Hannah Johnson Fabrics will Host a Grand Re-Opening Event Thursday, January 24

DULUTH, Minn. – More fabric and fun will soon be available for quilters in the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood. The owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics is expanding. The growth comes after Johnson’s Bakery vacated their Lakeside location in 2018. “Who would have ever known? I never thought I’d be here for ten years,” said Janet Anelli, Owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics….

Northland Schools Support Healthy Eating Resolutions

Wrenshall Schools Food Service Director Valerie Dahl Shares Tips to Getting Children to Enjoy Fruits, Vegetables During Meals

DULUTH, Minn. – With the start of a new year, healthy eating is a common resolution for families. School cafeteria professionals can often provide tips and techniques used in the cafeteria to get students to consume healthier food options that can easily translate to habits at home. • Create a food kaleidoscope – Children commonly eat with their eyes, if…

Adventure Awaits with The Duluth Experience this Winter

Dave Grandmaison with The Duluth Experience Talks About Upcoming Winter Excursions in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Experience offers a wide variety of unique adventures for every season in the Northland. This winter, Co-Founder and CEO of The Duluth Experience, Dave Grandmaison, is excited to share a new Curling and Brews Experience. This adventure allows thrill seekers the opportunity to learn how to curl, then enjoy a great local brew from Ursa…

Students Showcase Research at UMD

We are about a month away from the semester ending at UMD and that means students big research projects are nearing completion.

DULUTH, Minn.-We are about a month away from the semester ending at UMD and that means students big research projects are nearing completion. Today those students held their Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase. Everything from science to art was on display during the event which serves as a spring board for students’ future academic endeavors. “It’s important for them to…

UMD Political Science Professor Discusses 2018 Midterm Elections

UMD Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Cindy Rugeley Breaks Down the Heated Political Races in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Election Day 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Election Day 2018. On Tuesday, November 6, millions of Americans are heading out to the polls to determine the winners of key races from coast to coast. Locally, Minnesotans and Wisconsinites have a jam packed ballot. Both Governor seats are up for grabs, and many House and Senate seats are also in the headlines. Dr. Cindy Rugeley,…

Denfeld Theater & Music Present “Anything Goes”

The Performance of "Anything Goes" Opens Thursday, November 1

DULUTH, Minn. – Students involved with Denfeld Theater and Music have been busy preparing for months to debut their latest production, “Anything Goes.” The S.S. American is setting sail from New York to England, on the Denfeld stage. Billy Crocker, a young assistant to a Wall Street tycoon, decides to stow away in hopes of wooing his long-lost love, Hope…

Hiking and Halloween Fun This Weekend at Hartley Nature Center

The Annual Hartley Nature Center Howl-O-Ween is Happening Saturday, October 27 in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Rain or shine, the annual Howl-O-Ween event is returning to Hartley Nature Center on the morning of Saturday, October 27. This year’s event will unveil an all new outdoor format. Organizers invite the public to come dressed in costume and enjoy exploring trails near the nature center. You’re encouraged to dress warm and be ready to take…

Former Hermantown Mayor Donates New Book to Local Classrooms

Former Hermantown Mayor, Dan Urshan, is the Author of "Where's Duke," Now Being Donated to Local Classrooms in the Northland

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – When it comes to being in first grade, some real life topics are often tough to discuss with your children. But with the help and creativity of one local author, it’s now easier for Animal Allies to step in and continue teaching lessons for years to come. “Duke went missing in the middle of the winter in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Coffee Conversation: Art Walk, School Supply Drive in Downtown Duluth

The School Supply Drive will Help Benefit Students in ISD 709

DULUTH, Minn. – Students are now back in the classroom which means creative juices will soon be running wild throughout many art rooms across the Northland. With the rising cost of materials and budget shortfalls, the September Downtown Duluth Arts Walk will work to benefit art classrooms throughout School District 709, Art Demos by UMD Arts Education and more local organizations….

Free Medicare Advice Offered This Evening in Duluth

UnitedHealthcare is Offering a Free Community Event Wednesday, September 19 for Folks to Learn About Medicare

DULUTH, Minn. – With 62 million Americans enrolled in Medicare, and more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 every single day, there is significant interest in Medicare health coverage. Unfortunately, there’s also tremendous confusion. According to UnitedHealthcare, roughly 39 percent of Medicare beneficiaries say they have a “fair” or “poor” understanding of Medicare, and two in five beneficiaries describes Medicare as “confusing”….

Inside Look at UMD’s Media Technology Lab

The director tells us the resources are meant to spark the student's creativity.

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth is showing off their state of the art media technology lab. From the green screen to virtual reality this MMAD lab is utilized by everyone from theatre majors to researchers. The director tells us the resources are meant to spark the student’s creativity. “Nobody else in Hollywood is doing what we are, because we’re…

Student Senate Makes National Constitution Day Known on Campus

The CSS student body government is handing out pocket copies of the constitution.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s national constitution day and the College of St. Scholastica is making a day of it. The CSS student body government is handing out pocket copies of the constitution. Organizers tell us it’s extremely important their fellow students actually know the constitution. “It sets up the foundation of our government and it impacts literally every one of our…

Making Fun Fall Memories with Simek’s Family Farm

Simek's Family Farm Will Open Saturday, September 15

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a sure sign fall is right around the corner. Family owned and operated Simek’s Farm is opening Saturday, September 15! Co-owner Andrea Simek says the farm is a wonderful place for both the young and the young-at-heart to enjoy a fall farm experience. The grounds include a corn maze, pick your own fall pumpkin, fresh produce,…

Unique School Bus Helps Special Olympic Athletes

The UCare Mobile Dental Clinic is providing teeth cleaning and other dental services to Special Olympic athletes.

DULUTH, Minn.- Surprising dentist visits are typically bad but one teeth-cleaning station cruising into the Northland is making quite the impact. Dental students from the University of Minnesota are cleaning teeth on a traveling bus, called the UCare Mobile Dental Clinic. During a pit stop in Duluth on Wednesday, September 12, Special Olympics Athletes are receiving free dental work. The soon-to-be dentists tell…

The Arc Northland Looks to Help Navigate the Workforce, Benefits

The Arc Northland Provides Resources and Assistance to People Living with Disabilities in the Region

DULUTH, Minn. – A free workshop happening on Tuesday, September 18 will help people with disabilities learn the possibilities of working and also keeping the proper benefits. The workshop will take place at the Duluth Workforce Development Center located at 402 West First Street. Folks are also able to participate via video conferencing. The workshop will provide information to people…

Construction and Classes Underway at Superior High School

On Monday, September 10th the Superior High School held it's first day after renovations.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It’s the first day of school at the Superior High School and also the first time students and teachers are seeing the multi-million dollar changes to classrooms. Construction is still underway but right now staff and students are getting to know the revamped space after a summer packed full of construction. The halls are packed full of life….

Walk Through History this Saturday in Superior

The Douglas County Historical Society is Presenting the 4th Annual Living History Walking Tour

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It’s time once again for Superior’s past to come to life as the Douglas County Historical Society is proud to present the 4th Annual Living History Walk Saturday, September 8. The event is taking place at Greenwood Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Talented re-enactors will be portraying real-life characters from the Twin Port’s past, and developing a connection with…

Virtual Library Cards Give Students 24/7 Access to Resources

The Library Ports Project is a partnership between the Duluth Public School and the Duluth Public Library.

DULUTH, Minn.- This week 8,500 students in the Duluth School District now have24-hour access to resources from the Duluth Public Library. City leaders and educators believe this Library Port program will spark interest in reading. Every student will have their own unique virtual card with easy an easy to remember code. “Our students will be able to access information and resources from the…

First Classes in Many Rivers Montessori School’s New Location

Teachers say its all about community building on the first day at the school.

DULUTH, Minn.-It’s the first day back to school for many students in the Northland. Over at Many Rivers Montessori School, the students and teachers have a lot to be happy about because it’s their first day at their new permanent building on Red Wing Street in Woodland. Teachers say its all about community building today at the school. Students are…

Healthy Tips for Heading Back-to-School

School Starts on Tuesday, September 4 for Many Students in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – Heading back-to-school comes with excitement. It’s a time to meet friends, learn new stuff and grow. But it can be difficult to do so if we don’t stay healthy. Thursday morning, Dr. Addie Licari with St. Luke’s Mount Royal Medical Clinic stopped by FOX 21 Local News to offer tips as parents prepare to get children back…

A Stroll by the Water with Scoops and Snacks

The Great Lakes Aquarium is Home to Scoops and Snacks, Two Striped Skunks Providing Educations Opportunities to Visitors

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly every day if you drive by the Great Lakes Aquarium, chances are you’ll see two striped skunks out for a stroll. Natalie Riemer, Senior Animal Care Specialist at Great Lakes Aquarium and her colleagues make sure Snoops and Snacks take full advantage of their outdoor enrichment activities, weather permitting. The two brothers are used as educators…

Class Back in Session at Lake Superior College & UMD

Enrollment at LSC is up 2% this semester

DULUTH, Minn. – Students are getting back into the swing of campus over at Lake Superior College. Students tell us this week is all about meeting one another which makes living away from home easier. “Being on the soccer team helped a lot, but being in class also does, a lot of people are talkative and social so it’s pretty…

Hot Weather Worries: Tips for Keeping Pets Cool

In this Week's Animal Answers, Dr. Justin Dahl Offers Tips to Keeping Animals Safe When Weather Warms

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In this week’s Animal Answers, we’re tackling the topic of hot weather worries when it comes to pets. With temperatures soaring into the 80s and lower 90s, it’s important for us all to remember we’re not the ones wearing a fur coat. Dr. Justin Dahl with Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior offers two important tips to…

Maple School District to Host Supplies Drive Saturday

Community Members in the Maple School District Have Decided to Host a Community Supply Drive for Students and Staff

POPLAR, Wisc. – Folks in the Maple School District have rallied together over the past two weeks in preparation for a school supply drive ahead of the 2018/2019 school year. “Pencils for Pupils” will take place in Poplar, Wisconsin on Saturday, August 11. The event is being held at the Gravel Pit Tavern in Poplar. There will be a band, bouncy house,…

Superior School District Says Bus Driver Contracts Inevitable

Despite a large amount of disapproval from the Superior School District's bus drivers few changes to the contracts were made and around five decided to not continue working for the district.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior School District has five open bus driver positions after some previous workers opted not to sign the newly enforced work contracts, which no longer allows drivers to keep their busses at home. Despite a large amount of disapproval from the Superior School District’s bus drivers few changes to the contracts were made and around five decided…

Buzzing for Bees This Weekend in Carlton

The Inaugural Honey Bee Folk Festival is Happening Friday, August 3 - Saturday, August 4 at the Oldenburg House in Carlton

CARLTON, Minn. – The inaugural Honey Bee Folk Festival begins Friday, August 3 and will run through Saturday, August 4 with fun for the whole family. On Friday, the honey bee folk festival will kick off at 3:00 p.m. with a pronouncement from the Mayor of Carlton and the Carlton City Council. The officials will state the City of Carlton…