Entertainment

Northland Family Starts Tree Stand in West Duluth

Kimberly and Darren Powell Have Always Wanted to Start Emmanuel Evergreens, Now It's a Dream Come True

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas tree to bring home to your living room, one family in the Northland is looking to help. Kimberly and Darren Powell along with their children have chosen to start up a Christmas tree stand this year. Kimberly says she wants families to have the picture perfect experience when picking…

Lake Superior Zoo to Host ‘Twas The Night Before Zoo-mas’

The Holiday Event is Happening Saturday, December 16 from 12:00 - 3:00p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, December 16 from 12:00 – 3:00p.m at the Lake Superior Zoo, guests will have the chance to take pictures with Santa and the Grinch while enjoying story time in Santa’s Workshop and so much more. Children can write letters to Santa and go on a Candy Cane Hunt. Animals will be available in the ‘North…

Great Outdoors: Visit Cook County, Lutsen Mountains

Visit Cook County Executive Director Linda Jurek Explains Why Now is Such a Vital Time to Venture North

COOK COUNTY, Minn. – Staff at Lutsen Mountains are busy preparing for a non-stop holiday season of fun right now. From maintenance on the mountains, to answering phones at Caribou Highlands Lodge and Resort, it’s all hands on deck before thousands ring in the new year. Officials with Caribou Highlands say Christmas and New Year’s is a popular time for…

On Sale Now, ‘The Copper Hen Cookbook’

Duluth's Best Bread Co-Owner Robert Lillegard Has Released His Third Cookbook, 'The Copper Hen'

DULUTH, Minn. – Cooking can be difficult for many of us, whether it be finding certain ingredients or the time to perfect the best dishes, but one Duluthian is looking to eliminate the hesitation. Co-owner of Duluth’s Best Bread, Robert Lillegard first dabbled in cookbook writing when he was asked to write the first cookbook for The Duluth Grill. Since then,…

Mixing Up Holiday Cocktails with Vikre Distillery

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Brett Scott stopped by Vikre Distillery located in Duluth’s Canal Park to test out a few holiday cocktails. Visitor Experience and Events Manager Chelsy Whittington poured two cocktails from the distillery’s taproom. The Orange Whip includes Ovrevann Aquavit, Bent Paddle Bent Hop Syrup as well as grapefruit, lemon and orange…

Annual Gobble Gallop Attracts Thousands to Downtown Duluth

Over 2,500 People Participated in the Annual Gobble Gallop in Downtown Duluth Thanksgiving Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of families and friends showed up bright and early Thursday morning to break records when it comes to attendance at the annual Thanksgiving Gobble Gallop. 2,500 participants lined up for either the quarter mile gobble giddy up, the tough turkey one mile or the grand finale, the gobble gallop 5K. The event is put on every…

Helpful Hands Prepare for ‘A Glensheen Christmas’

A Glensheen Christmas will Open Saturday, November 18 for Tours at the Historic Estate

DULUTH, Minn. – A crew of roughly 20 students and staff are working to deck the halls of the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth this week. When touring through “A Glensheen Christmas,” guests will be able to experience 25 Christmas trees and hundreds of feet of garland. Visitors will have the chance to find dozens of hidden elves during holiday tours. Many decorations…

Skis, Suds and Slices for a Good Cause

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club is Hosting their 10th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices Scholarship Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn. – The Chester Bowl Improvement Club in Duluth is inviting all Northlanders to the annual Skis, Suds and Slices event Friday evening. This is the 10th annual fundraiser with all proceeds going toward the Chester Bowl Scholarship Fund. Last winter the fund provided more than $18,000 dollars to get children strapped into skis and snowboards at Chester Bowl….

Pet Photographer Looks to Capture More Clients

Pupparazzi Companion Pet Photography Started After Owner Lisa Johsnon Volunteered at Animal Allies Humane Society

DULUTH, Minn. – With the power of social media, animal pictures find a way to make many of us sink into our screens, begging for more. Now, more and more pet parents are looking for more professional options to capture breathtaking images of their furry companions. Fall is a typical time for scenic shots or graduation images. “It’s always been…

FOX 21 Morning Crew Celebrates National Pasta Day

Staff From Duluth Olive Garden Stopped by FOX 21 Tuesday Morning to Help Celebrate National Pasta Day

DULUTH, Minn. – Grab your fork! Enjoy a bowl of pasta today in honor of National Pasta Day! A stable in Italian cuisine, pasta is a versatile noodle which comes in many different shapes and sizes. Staff from the Duluth Olive Garden sopped by to chat about the never ending pasta bowl special happening now through the middle of November….

Animal Answers: Fur Ball Gala to Support Shelter’s Foster Program

Animal Allies Will Host Their Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser Saturday, October 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The countdown is on as cats and dogs prepare to let their owners have a night on the town Saturday, October 14. Animal Allies Humane Society will once again host their annual Fur Ball Gala from 5:00 until 11:00 p.m. The event is the shelter’s larges fundraiser of the year. Marketing and Communications manager Michelle Sternberg says…

Zoo Receives Tourism Tax Fund Grant

A Tourism Tax Fund Grant of up to $200,000 will Help Keep the Zoo's Doors Open Through the End of 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday evening the Duluth City Council voted to once again help financially keep the doors open at the Lake Superior Zoo. The City approved a Tourism Tax Fund up to $200,000 dollars to help cover operational costs at the facility through the end of 2017. The Zoo’s CEO Erik Simonson says the facility is now in a…

Find Your Inner Bliss on Superior Street in Duluth

Inner Bliss Studio Opened September 8, Located at 1434 Superior Street in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – FOX 21’s William Seay found his yoga matt and picked the perfect place on the floor at Inner Bliss in this week’s Active Adventures. Inner Bliss opened September 8 in Duluth, located at 1434 Superior Street. From yoga, meditation, float and massage therapy, there’s something offered for everyone at the new business. Click here to learn more, schedule an appointment…

Douglas County Historical Society Welcomes “The Reading Room”

Twin Ports Residents will have Two Chances to See "The Reading Room"

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Direct from Finland, the Douglas County Historical Society welcomes the Fiasko Theatre with the presentation of “The Reading Room” written by Ann Toumi. The Finish National Theater Company will present “The Reading Room” at the Douglas County Historical Society located at 1101 John Avenue in Superior on Thursday, September 28. Twin Ports residents will have the chance…

Duluth Flower Farm Offers Fall Canning Tips

In This Week's Cooking Connection, The Duluth Flower Farm Visited FOX 21 Local News

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Flower Farm visited Brett Scott and Meteorologist William Seay on FOX 21 Local News Thursday morning. In this week’s Cooking Connection, Owner Derek Hoffbauer offered tips on canning produce fresh from the garden this fall. The Duluth Flower Farm will be selling fresh produce and flower arrangements Saturday, September 30 at the Lester River Rendezvous…

Two Harbors Man Brings Home Gold in Horseshoe Competition

Joe Raycraft Started Tossing Horseshoes Years Ago, Now he Competes in State Competitions

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – A Two Harbors man is now sporting gold after trying his best in a state horseshoe competition. After many years of practice and dedication to the game, Joe Raycraft is looking to encourage others to join the fun as he continues to compete in competitions. “I still needed to be throwing something,” said Raycraft. “I’ve always…

Chester Bowl Fall Festival to Attract Thousands

If Rain Postpones the Event, Fall Fest Would Move to Sunday, September 17 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend over 8,000 people will pack into one Duluth Park and celebrate the changing of seasons. The 33rd Annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival is scheduled to start Saturday morning at 9:30 and go until 4:30 p.m. Organizers will make an official call around 6:00 a.m. Saturday if the event is postponed due to rain. They say…

Duluth Library Foundation Hosts Fundraiser for Northland Children

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, September 16 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., the Duluth Library Foundation will host their 6th Annual Learning and Libations at the Library. This event consists of food, fun, entertainment, along with dazzling conversation with the best and brightest of Duluth. From a silent auction to chats on human genetics and technological advances, staff and volunteers…

Moving to the Music with Sterling Silver Dance Studio

In This Week's Active Adventures, Meteorologist William Seay Practices His Dance Moves with Sterling Silver Studio in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay tackles the dance floor with Sterling Silver Dance Studio in Superior. The friendly staff taught William a few basic moves to the music, and from there, the rest was history. The crew rehearsed a short routine, and told William he was on his way to becoming a professional….

Color Run Looks to Brighten Bayfront Festival Park

The Color Run 5K Will Happen Sunday, September 17, Starting at 9:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Color Run will return to Bayfront Festival Park on Sunday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. On Wednesday, dance club students from Duluth Denfeld gave FOX 21’s Brett Scott a preview of what runners can expect. The event is meant to bring Northlanders together for a morning of colorful fun, with a mist of neon color, foam…

Denfeld Students Prepare to Volunteer at Color Run

Registration Continutes Throughout Sunday Morning as Runners Prepare to be Dashed with Color

DULUTH, Minn. – The Color Run will return to Bayfront Festival Park on Sunday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. On Wednesday, dance club students from Duluth Denfeld gave FOX 21’s Brett Scott a preview of what runners can expect. The event is meant to bring Northlanders together for a morning of colorful fun, with a mist of neon color, foam…

North Shore Adventure Park Looks Toward Future Growth

A Farmers Market and LIVE Music are Planned for the Upcoming Weeks

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Exciting events are planned for the new North Shore Adventure Park in Silver Bay. The natural rock climbing wall dubbed ‘Eleanor’ opened three months ago and investors say they’re already receiving rave reviews from visitors. The park is located just off Highway 61 where an old gas station sat vacant for years. Now, aside from climbing,…

Pick a Seat at William Kelley School Auditorium

Staff, Students, and Community Members Raise Funds for New Auditorium Seating

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Big changes are coming to a decades old school along the North Shore. Silver Bay’s William Kelley School auditorium will soon have new seating options, but staff, students and community members are looking for financial support. A campaign has kicked off, allowing anyone to purchase a new seat for $200. There are currently 700 seats that need…

Minnesota State Fair Welcomes Thousands of Eager Fairgoers on Opening Day

The Great Minnesota Get-Together Will Run Through Monday, September 4

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn – The time has finally come, the Great Minnesota Get-Together kicked off Thursday morning in Falcon Heights. Thousands of people lined up at the gates before six o’clock rolled around. Hundreds made final arrangements, setting up exhibits, heating up deep friers and lacing up those dancing shoes. “We just really have a good time dancing,” said Cindy…

Northland 4-H Groups Prepare for Minnesota State Fair

10th Grader Landen Dahl will Travel to the 'Great Minnesota Get Togehter' to Showcase Mason Bee Research

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening now through Monday, September 4, dozens of Northland 4-H youth will make way to the Minnesota State Fair, eager to share their projects, research, and livestock with other 4-H members. In this week’s Animal Answers, Duluthian Landen Dahl visited FOX 21 Local News alongside Tim Caines, Program Coordinator for South St. Louis County 4-H. Dahl will…

Hundreds Expected for Annual Jefferson Street Block Party

The Event Runs From 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19

DULUTH, Minn. – The 26th Annual Jefferson Street Block Party in Duluth will bring hundreds of neighbors together once again this Saturday, August 19 from 2:00 to 5:00p.m on the 1600 block of Jefferson Street. The party will showcase live music from Lyz Jaakola’s project #theindianheadband, which provides a danceable mix of rock and roll, ska, funk and traditional Anishinaabe…

Lake County Fair Kicks Off Despite Rainy Weather

Dozens Put Their Talent to Work in the 4-H Exhibits Thursday

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Despite the cold, rainy weather we’re experiencing in the Northland, it isn’t stopping one community from coming together to celebrate their annual county fair. The Lake County Fair is celebrating their 109th season. Thursday, rain kept most of the rides from operating but didn’t stop the barnyard animals for getting ready to be judged in various…

New Developments Help Provide Animal Enrichment

Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is Building a New Catio and Dog Recreation Area

DULUTH, Minn. – Stepping outside or lounging on the deck is something we humans take for granted. Now, hundreds of furry friends will soon have the chance to spend more time in the fresh air at Animal Allies Humane Society. “I can’t wait until it’s done, it’s going to be beautiful! I think the cats and kittens are going to…

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…

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…

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…

Morning Update 7-24-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland

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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…

64th Annual Spooner Rodeo Starts Thursday

Thousands are Expected to Descend on Spooner, Wisconsin, for the Annual Weekend Rodeo

SPOONER, Wisc. – Happening Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9, thousands will crowd into the town of Spooner, Wisconsin, for the 64th Annual Spooner Rodeo. This year Queen Missa Taylor and Princess Katie Crosby stopped by the FOX 21 Studios to chat about the jam packed three days of events. A full schedule is listed below: 2017 Spooner Rodeo…

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…

CHUM Rhubarb Festival Happening Saturday

Thousands will Crowd London Road in Duluth on Saturday, June 24

DULUTH, Minn. – Come for the food, stay for the fun this Saturday, June 24 as CHUM hosts the 2017 Rhubarb Festival from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. The festival will take place at 1100 London Road and inside First Lutheran Church. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Plenty of tasty rhubarb treats will be offered…

Eight Scholarship Opportunities Open to Northland Students

Deadline to Apply for the 2017 Bluebird Foundation Scholarships is Friday, April 28

DULUTH, Minn. – Eight scholarship opportunities are up for grabs in the Northland. The Bluebird Foundation is currently looking for talented high school students looking to study in the arts to apply for the opportunity. The Bluebird Foundation strives to be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts…

Musicians Flock to Duluth for Annual Festival

Cabin Fever Bluegrass Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend bluegrass music will be filling Duluth as musicians take over the town. It’s all for the Cabin Fever Festival which is Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Radisson Harborview Hotel. It’s an indoor weekend of stage shows, dances, workshops, draw bands,  open mic, and all–day and late–night jam sessions. This is put…

Sampling Spring Wines with an Expert

Marc Carrigan, Regional Sales Manager for Foley Family Wines Samples Spring Wines

DULUTH, Minn. -Marc Carrigan, Regional Sales Manager for Foley Family Wines, stopped by the FOX 21 Studios Friday morning, with a few spring wine samples, and a whiskey. Carrigan noticed the weather starting to warm up, and change for the better, deciding it was time to think spring and cleanse the winter palate. “The Wine Guy” brought along two white…

Grand Portage Lodge Gets Makeover

The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Finished with Phase Two Renovations

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – One popular place along the North Shore is now prepared for played to try their luck once again. The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is undergoing a three-phase project, opening a fresh chapter for its guests. It’s a popular place for thousands of visitors each year, no matter what season it is. Now, visitors will have…

Special Report: The Canadian Connection | Part One

FOX 21's Brett Scott examines the Canadian Cash Flow into the Twin Ports

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – Over 150 miles separate the Twin Ports from our northern border. Each year hundreds of thousands of Canadians travel along Highway 61, making their way down to invest in our local economy. “We see four-hundred, five-hundred, up to one-thousand packages a day.” Jaime Spry, General Manager at Ryden’s Border Store, might be decking the halls while…

Twin Ports Tonight Taping More Shows

Episodes 10-12 will be Taped Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. –  This weekend you have a chance to be part of a local late night talk show. Twin Ports Tonight is taping episodes 10-12 at Teatro Zuccone on Saturday, January 27. The show is hosted by Andrew Kirov who has been producing his own late night show since he was in high school. The taping begins at 7:00…