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Duluth Para Pup Helping Create Colorful Canines and Cats

Connect With Duluth Para Pup On Facebook to Place Your Customizable Order

DULUTH, Minn. – A marketing degree with a minor in business management is now helping one Northland woman create a business she’s always dreamed of becoming a reality. “I’ve met a lot of different people that I never knew before,” said Alyssa Burr, Owner of Duluth Para Pup. Socializing and social media go hand-and-hand for Burr. “I get to see…

Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy Set to Attract Thousands to Duluth

Thomas the Tank Engine and His Best Friend Percy will Start Giving Rides Friday, August 3, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy are making the trek to Duluth from the Island of Sodor this week. The two will spend the next few weeks in the Northland, giving children and their families rides starting Friday, August 3. For the next two weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy not only rides, but games, but…

Beautiful Views and Tasty Brews at Bayfront Festival Park

The 7th Annual All Pints North Brew Festival is Happening Saturday, July 28 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Beautiful views and hundreds of tasty brews are set to take over Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Saturday, July 28. Friday morning on FOX 21 Local News, Dave Hoops with Hoops Brewing and Austin Clem with Canal Park Brewing stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the perfect summer six-pack, crafted with beers made…

Duluth Elks, Volunteers Teaching Kids to Fish

Teaching Kids to Fish is Happening Saturday, July 28 at Boulder Lake

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, July 28, more than 50 children from across the Northland will take part in a fun-filled day of events at Boulder Lake near Duluth. The Duluth Elks #133 along with many local sponsors and volunteers will help take kids fishing, some, for the first time in their life. The group partners with youth centers across…

Shop Till You Drop This Friday in Downtown Duluth

Hucklebeary and Duluth Made Market are Teaming Up to Host a Pop-Up Market Event

DULUTH, Minn. – Eager shoppers will want to check out downtown Duluth this Friday evening. The owners of Hucklebeary and Market Day Duluth have teamed to provide the Northland with a pop-up market, complete with many local vendors listed below. Pretty Gritty Body Atelier and Stone Lange Pottery Wooley Wearables Hucklebeary is located at 106 East Superior Street in Duluth….

Splish Splash on the Iron Range This Weekend

The Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival is Happening Thursday, July 26 Through Sunday, July 29

HOYT LAKES, Minn. – The 63rd Annual Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival is happening Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29. Organizers say you’ll have the chance to take part in family-friendly fun, games, the annual parade and fireworks display. The festival serves as the communities summer “welcome home” celebration, attracting thousands of people back to Hoyt Lakes for the weekend….

Hustle to Duluth Marshall Saturday Morning

The Third Annual Hilltop Hustle is Happening Saturday, July 21 Starting at 7:30 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – School’s out for the summer, but Duluth Marshall is heating up this Saturday, July 21. This is the school’s reunion weekend, and many activities are planned. At 7:30 a.m., registration will open for the 3rd Annual Hilltop Hustle 5k obstacle fun run. Seven different obstacles including an inflatable obstacle course will be on site. Participants will be…

Summer Family Fun Heats Up for Woodland Days

Woodland Days is Happening Saturday, July 21, Hosted by the Other Place Bar and Grill in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer fun is heating up Saturday, July 20 as The Other Place Bar and Grill hosts the 2018 Woodland Days festival. Marty Hinz, Owner of The Other Place Bar and Grill, says this year, they’re looking to expand, making the festival more family friendly. There is a list of events planned from noon until 4:00 p.m. outside…

Summer Nights Turn Hot at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

The Annual Summer Concert Series will Kick Off Thursday, July 19, 2018

CLOQUET, Minn. – Starting Thursday, July 19, 2018, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will kick off their annual Hot Summer Nights Concert Series. Don Buck with Rock-a-Billy Revue stopped by FOX 21 Local News on Wednesday to chat about the event, and his band’s longtime attendance with the popular concert series. Buck says ever year the crowd continues…

No Weekend Plans? No Problem, Mon

The Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival is Happening Saturday, July 21, Gates Open at 11:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Island life is coming to Bayfront Festival Park Saturday, July 21. Gates are set to open at 11:00 a.m., rain or shine. Organizers says thousands of people will flock to the park, from all across the globe for the annual Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival. From traditional cuisine, to fun and entertainment, event emcee Dexter Baxter…

Tour Beautiful Homes and Gardens with Duluth Woman’s Club

The Annual Duluth Woman's Club Tour of Homes and Gardens is Happening Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Woman’s Club invites everyone in the Northland to check out their 51st Annual Tour of Homes and Gardens on Wednesday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reservations are required for the tour and lunch at the historic Clubhouse located at 2400 East Superior Street, Duluth. Tickets must now be picked up at the…

Skating and Sippin’ with NorthShore Inline Marathon

Skate & Sip Occurs Bi-Weekly and is Sponsored by NorthShore Inline Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – The bi-weekly Skate & Sip series continues Tuesday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by NorthShore Inline Marathon and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Organizer Mike Ward tells FOX 21 Local News right now, the group is made up of roughly ten people who participate regularly. The group would like to continue to grow in…

Freaky Friday the Thirteenth with Psychic Lady Ocalat

Professional Psychic Lady Ocalat Offers Many Services in Downtown Duluth at 31 West Superior Street, Suite 304

DULUTH, Minn. – It rarely happens, but when it does, many people stay home, away from mirrors, and run past ladders. Friday the thirteen is today, and many will be spending a good amount of time visiting with Duluth’s professional psychic Lady Ocalat at her office on West Superior Street. Lady Ocalat says triskaidekaphobia is fear or avoidance of the number…

Enjoy a Taste of Duluth This Weekend

The Second Annual Taste of Duluth is Happening Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – In 2017, the first annual Taste of Duluth Festival attracted over 6,000 people to Bayfront Festival Park. This year, organizers are hoping to go above and beyond when it comes to attendance. Taste of Duluth will run from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Organizers say Taste of Duluth celebrates the rich cultural heritage of…

Boomin’ Weekend Ahead as Bay Days Celebrations Kick Off

Bay Days Will Kick Off Friday, July 13 and Wrap Up Sunday, July 15

SILVER BAY, Minn. – This weekend the communities of Silver Bay and Beaver Bay will collaborate, celebrating “Bay Days.” The food, fun and entertainment kick off Friday with the annual Bay Days Parade starting at 6:00 p.m. An evening of family friendly activities will proceed the parade, followed by a blast of fireworks around 10:00 p.m. On Saturday, folks will…

Get Downtown Duluth for Sidewalk Days 2018

Sidewalk Days Runs From Wednesday, July 11 Through Saturday, July 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The Greater Downtown Council is once again proud to present the 2018 Sidewalk Days Festival from Wednesday, July 11 through Saturday, July 14. This year, the festivities will be more compacted due to Superior Street reconstruction. The festival will take place from Lake Avenue, down Superior Street to 3rd Avenue West. Every year thousands of people take…

Summer Technology with Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless near the Miller Hill Mall Offers Summer Tech Tips to Keep You Entertained and Savvy

DULUTH, Minn. – Hanging out in the backyard with the barbeque going is a summertime favorite for many. But with today’s technology, it can be easier to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself thanks to the latest gadgets offered by Verizon Wireless. Solutions Specialist Tayler Miller stopped by FOX 21 Local News to show off a few of the latest…

Coffee Conversation: Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park will Begin on Friday, July 13 at 9:05 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. It’s that time of year again, Northlanders will be digging out the blankets and dusting off the lawn chairs in preparation for the 2018 Movies in the Park presented by the Duluth Greater Downtown Council, North Shore Federal Credit Union and many other local sponsors. The movies will show every Friday evening, from July 13 through August 31…

Excitement Runs High for Gordon Good Neighbor Days

The 58th Annual Gordon Good Neighbor Days Takes Place Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8

GORDON, Wisc. – Nearly 600 people reside in the town of Gordon, Wisconsin, and this weekend, thousands will visit and help kick off the summer season. The 58th Annual Gordon Good Neighbor Days runs from Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 8. A full schedule of events is listed below. Six board members work year round the help make Good Neighbor Days…

Airshow Landing in Duluth This Weekend

The Duluth Airshow Presented by St. Luke's is Happening Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Aviation enthusiasts will have the chance to keep their eyes on the sky in Duluth this weekend. The Duluth Airshow presented by St. Luke’s is back for another year, featuring the United States Thunderbirds and much more. Typically, the Duluth Airshow happens every other year, but this year is different. Airshow board member Jodi Grayson tells FOX…

Lakewalk Galley Goes All Out on New Menu

Crabby Ol Bills Now Has New Owners this Summer, and the Menu has been Revamped

DULUTH, Minn. – The former Crabby ol Bills along the Lakewalk in Canal Park is now open under a new name, and fresh menu items. The Lakewalk Galley is now owned by Vista Fleet owner Justin Steinback and Lake Avenue Restaurant and & Bar owner Derek Snyder. On Wednesday morning, co-owner Derek Snyder and sous chef Steve Rantala stopped by…

Tips for Keeping Pets Calm this Fourth of July

Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society Want to Remind Pet Owners and Firework Users of the Dangers Surrounding Animals and Fireworks

Things you can do ahead of time for stressful, noisy situations: •Medication for Anxiety – prescribed by your veterinarian, this can be helpful for pets with situational or on-going anxiety issues •Securely fastened collar / harness with a Pet ID Tag •Update your ID Tag information – Has your phone number changed recently? •Microchip your pet – Even if the…

Eyes on the Sky as Fourth Fest Inches Closer

Officials Will Make a Decision Regarding Fourth Fest by Noon on Wednesday, July 4, Weather Permitting

DULUTH, Minn. – All eyes are on the sky as forecasters have mentioned rain showers and strong storms multiple times for the forecast on Independence Day. As of Tuesday afternoon, FOX 21 Meteorologist Brittney Merlot says we should expect storms in the morning hours, and a mix of sun and clouds through the afternoon. Later into the evening, strong storms are…

Coffee Conversation: Duluth Airshow Flies in This Weekend

The Duluth Airshow is Happening Saturday, July 7 through Sunday, July 8; Tickets on Sale Now

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Air and Aviation Expo presented by St. Luke’s is flying into the Northland this weekend, and you’re invited to join in on the fun! Monday morning on FOX 21 Local News, Kern and Kompany representative Lindsay Kern and Airshow representative Jodi Greyson spoke about all the fun events and activities planned. This year, the Expo…

Get Hooked on Fishing This Weekend

The Minnesota Parks Department is Hosting an "I Can Fish!" Program Saturday at Chub Lake

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks looking to learn how to fish have the chance to do so on Saturday, June 30 at Chub Lake from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Staff at Jay Cooke State Park invite families to experience the fun of casting into the water and the excitement when there’s a tug on the line. The hands-on program is for…

White Winter Winery Makers’ Faire Happening Saturday

Makers' Faire is Happening Saturday, June 30 from Noon until 5:00 p.m.

IRON RIVER, Wisc. – Happening Saturday, June 30, folks are invited to the community of Iron River, Wisconsin to experience the second annual Makers’ Faire put on by White Winter Winery. The Faire will run from noon until 5:00 p.m. and showcase many talented artists, farmers, growers, producers, crafts and more. The artisans are from various communities around the region,…

Independence Concert to Kick Off Fourth Festivities

The Independence Concert is Happening Sunday, July 1 at the Gary New Duluth Rec Area

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Sunday, July 1, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will be enlightening crowds at the Gary New Duluth Recreation Area. The concert will be taking place at 801 – 101 Avenue West, across from Stowe Elementary School. Organizer Fran Morris says the concert is free of charge, but guests are asked to bring a lawn chair. You…

Keeping Prince’s Music Alive

Prince's band The New Power Generation is playing his tune here in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn. The music of the beloved Minnesota artist Prince is being carried on through his band. Prince’s band the New Power Generation performs around the globe, now they’re in the Northland. The NPG will be playing at the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, Wisconsin Saturday, July 7th. To get a ticket visit The New Power Generation. Categories: Entertainment,…

Visit Cook County for New and Exciting Adventures this Summer

Linda Jurek, Executive Director of Visit Cook County, Offers Multiple Upcoming Events for Visitors to Check Out this Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer in the Northland can be one of the most beautiful times of the year and up the North Shore, there’s no shortage of entertainment when it comes to celebrating what the area has to offer. Linda Jurek, Executive Director of Visit Cook County, stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about a few upcoming events…

42nd Annual Land of the Loon Festival in Virginia

The Festival will Start Saturday in Virginia with a Parade, Craft and Food Vendors

VIRGINIA, Minn. – Happening Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, the 42nd Annual Land of the Loon Ethnic Arts and Crafts Festival will be taking place in Virginia. The festival is hosted in Olcott Park, and organized by residents in the area. This will be organizer Luke Chopp and his wife’s ninth year coordinating the Festival. The entertainment begins at 9:00…

Beautiful Butterflies Back at Lake Superior Zoo

The Butterfly House Exhibit will Remain Open until Mid-September at the Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. – After months of cold and snow and back by popular demand, butterflies have fluttered their way back into the Lake Superior Zoo for yet another summer. Mother Nature forced opening day of the exhibit to be pushed back, but it’s not stopping visitors from flocking to local attraction.   “People are enchanted when they come here,” said…

Northland Uncovered: Grandma’s Marathon Viewing Train

The Grandma's Marathon Viewing Train will Leave the Duluth Depot at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 16

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend thousands of fans will be packing the streets, waiting for their favorite athletes to pass by. But did you know you can also witness Grandma’s Marathon from the tracks of the North Shore Scenic Railroad? Tuesday morning on FOX 21 Local News, Lake Superior Railroad Museum Executive Director Ken Buehler stopped by to chat about…

Coffee Conversation: 2018 Chester Creek Concert Series

The 36th Annual Chester Creek Concert Series Kicks Off Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders will have the chance to start rocking out every Tuesday evening (weather permitting) at Chester Bowl in Duluth. The 36th Annual Chester Creek Concert Series starts Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The concert series is ten weeks from June 12 through August 21. The concerts will run every Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Organizers ask concert attendees to bring a…

Duluth Superior Film Festival Starts Wednesday

Richard Hansen, Founder of the Duluth Superior Film Festival Projects a Successful Year for the Event

DULUTH, Minn. – The 9th annual Duluth Superior Film Festival (DSFF) will kick off Wednesday, May 30 and run through Sunday, June 3. DSFF will take place at multiple venues across the city including Zinema, Teatro Zuccone, Clyde Iron Works, Blacklist Artisan Ales and The Commet Theater in Cook, Minnesota. Founder Richard Hansen says this year’s line-up will focus on…

Twin Ports Residents Peddle Forth on National Bike to Work Day

National Bike to Work Day Events in Duluth and Superior are Organized by the Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community

DULUTH, Minn. – You may have noticed a few extra bicyclists on the road during your commute across the Twin Ports Friday. It was all to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. It’s a common sight year round throughout many communities in the Northland; bikers strapping on helmets and raising kickstands no matter how cold it gets. “It’s a perfect…

Time to Register for Summer Camp at Animal Allies

Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society Advise Signing up for Summer Camp Sooner Rather than Later

DULUTH, Minn. – Just a few days remain before summer camp will be full at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth. Humane Education Manager Shawna Weaver stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about what your child will take part in during camp. Aside from getting to pet animals and work to make sure they’re happy and healthy on…

Superior Pursuits Back on the Big Lake

In this week's Knowing Your Neighbors, Captain Parker Bambenek Launches the Elixir for Another Season of Success

McQUADE HARBOR, Minn. – Just one semester shy of graduating from Northern Michigan University, Captain Parker Bambenek of Superior Pursuits was hit by a snowmobiler while ice fishing. That incident left Bambenek with two broken legs and a new outlook on life. “If someone wants to go tomorrow, they can give me a call right now,” said Bambenek. Captain Parker…

‘Black Panther,’ Four Weeks in, Tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Not accounting for inflation, it’s now passed “The Dark Knight.”

(Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — T’Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in “A Wrinkle in Time.” “Black Panther” took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office with $41.1 million according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving another newcomer in its wake. The…

Thousands Prepare for 44th American Birkebeiner

The Main Race Starts Saturday Morning in Cable with Skiers Finishing in Hayward

HAYWARD, Wisc. – After months of planning and preparation, over 11,000 skiers and more than 30,000 spectators are arriving in Hayward, Wisconsin for the 44th running of the American Birkebeiner. The race was first ran in Hayward back in 1973 and excitement continues to grow worldwide every year. It doesn’t happen everyday, but once a year tens of thousands of…

Trampled by Turtles Announces Duluth Show

Show Will be at Bayfront Park July 7

DULUTH, Minn.-After announcing last week they are touring again to promote their new album, Duluth-based band Trampled by Turtles has added a Duluth show to its tour. It will be held in Bayfront Park July 7. The band’s tour will begin May 4 in St. Paul. May 4 will also be the day they release a new album titled “Life…

New Coffee Shop Offers “Common Ground” in Cloquet

Common Ground Coffee Bar and Deli Invites People of all Ages, Race and Ethicity to Gather for Friendship, Games, Entertainment

CLOQUET, Minn. – When it comes to getting a cup of coffee we’re often in a rush, heading through the drive thru looking to grab and go. However, creators of a new coffee shop and deli in the City of Cloquet are looking to bring people together, creating common ground. “I think as a culture we’ve kind of gotten away…

Special Report: Behind the Curtain at the NorShor Theatre

After Eight Years of Discussion and Renovations, New Life, New Legacy Takes Center Stage at Dultuh's NorShor Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. – After years of anticipation and countless hours of hard labor, the NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth is now officially open. On Thursday, February 1, the Duluth Playhouse along with the City of Duluth and Sherman Associates welcomed the community to the next chapter of life at the historic theatre along Superior Street. “Here we are! Eight years…

Mind Over Matter with Team Freking

Blake Freking and His Team Train Year-Round to Mush in the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, and Many Other Races

DULUTH, Minn. – As mushers make their final trek to the finish line Wednesday morning, the athletes leading the team will likely enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation in the coming days. However, it won’t last for long as many of the teams will soon embark on their next adventure. “Their first year of mushing is really just about…

Morning Update 1-26-18

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, January 26, 2018

Categories: News Update Tags: animal allies, beargrease, Beergrease, Brett Scott, Entertainment, Event, Frozen Fundraiser, Fun, Local News, morning update, weather, William Seay

Kitty Cats and Yoga Mats at HSDC

"Cat Yoga" Has Arrived at the Humane Society of Douglas County; January Classes are Already Sold Out

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Starting Wednesday, January 10 at 6:00p.m., the Twin Ports will now be home to a growing trend already popular across much of the nation. Cat yoga is skyrocketing in popularity, proving to offer benefits such as lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. “Much spontaneous laughter does happen because it’s just so unpredictable,” said Beth Swanson, Fundraising…

Ely Winter Festival Looks for Talented Sculptors

The Ely Winter Festival is Celebrating a 25th Anniversary This Year

ELY, Minn. – Those of you looking to brave the cold and create a stunning piece of art have a few more hours to apply if you’d like to do so in this year’s Ely Winter Festival. The search for sculptors ends Friday evening at 11:45 p.m. The festival is a chance for artists to make snow sculptures from large…

Celebrate New Years Eve at the Duluth Depot

The New Years Eve Celebration Starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Duluth Depot

DULUTH, Minn. – Ring in 2018 by joining your friends and neighbors at the New Year’s’ Eve Party at Duluth’s Historic Union Depot. Ken Buehler, Executive Director of the North Shore Scenic Railroad says this is the biggest New Year’s Eve Party in the Twin Ports. The party takes over the whole Duluth Depot complex. Doors open for happy hour at…

Midday Update 12-25-17

Local News and Weather Making Headlines on Monday, December 25, 2017

Categories: Community, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, christmas, Entertainment, Fun, Gloria Dei Church, Local, Morning, News, Update, weather