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Fitger’s 5K Returns to Biggest Race Turnout During Pandemic

Race officials say high turnout for the Fitger's 5K has them feeling good about the full Grandma's Marathon just two months away.

DULUTH, Minn.– The 32nd Annual Fitger’s 5K here in Duluth returned to its normal date as northlander’s turned out for Grandma’s biggest race since the pandemic. The Fitger’s 5K race took place Saturday afternoon, where 775 participants ran through downtown. That’s the largest turnout for a grandma’s race this year. “That’s exciting because it means that some of the restrictions…

Fitger’s Awarded ‘Best Place to Work’ by Minnesota Retailers Assoc.

Every year they award one recipient based on treatment of employees and the overall work environment.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland’s own Fitger’s on the Lake was recognized as the Best Retail Place to Work in the state of Minnesota in 2020. The award comes from the Minnesota Retailers Association. Every year they award one recipient based on treatment of employees and the overall work environment. The president and owner of Fitger’s said it’s an honor to…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Endion Station Goes from Pub to Inn

New hotel set to open later this week.

DULUTH, Minn.- Later this week Canal Park will welcome a new boutique hotel, or “brew-tique” as the owner calls it, making use of the previously empty Endion Station building. “People are hungry for a boutique hotel, and a boutique experience,” Rod Raymond said. Last February Raymond, owner of Fitger’s Brewhouse, Burrito Union, and the Rathskeller, branched out of his wheelhouse…

Endion Station Inn Hotel to Open Soon in Canal Park

Old Pub to open up as hotel within the next week.

DULUTH, Minn.- In less than a week Canal Park will welcome its first boutique-style hotel, or “brew-tique” as the owner is calling it, inside the old Endion Station building. The Endion Station Inn features five rooms, priced similarly to the other hotels in the area. Owner Rod Raymond also owns Fitger’s Brewhouse, Burrito Union, and the Rathskeller. He said opening…

Kids in Halloween Costumes on Parade at Fitger’s

First ever Halloween Party held at Spirit of the North Theater.

DULUTH, Minn.- Families got into the Halloween spirit with a kids parade at the Spirit of the North Theater at Fitger’s. Over 100 people gathered in the theater to watch their little ones strut their stuff across stage. It was put on by the Whimsy Children’s Boutique at Fitger’s. The owner said it was the perfect way to celebrate one…

Two Railroad Anniversaries Celebrated in Duluth

150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad and 30th Anniversary of the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday marked the anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad connecting America from coast to coast. The North Shore Scenic Railroad also celebrated a special anniversary, the 30th Anniversary of their line connecting Duluth to Two Harbors. Families and fans of the railroad gathered at the tracks behind Fitger’s Brewhouse, to commemorate this important day in locomotive…

Runners and Walkers Take to the Streets for Fitger’s 5K

Over two thousand competed in the 30th Annual Race.

DULUTH, Minn.- For the 30th year, runners and walkers took over the streets of Duluth to complete the Fitger’s 5K Run and Walk, benefitting the Young Athletes Foundation. The chilly race warms athletes up to run 26 miles at Grandma’s Marathon in June. The airhorn sends off the first wave of runners, who take-off like a stampede. Runners of all…

Hopping Hemp Fest at Brewer’s Garage

Fitger's hosted event to release their new ale.

DULUTH, Minn.- Music, beer, food, and more was in store at Hemp Fest at the Brewer’s Garage on Michigan Street. The party featured music from three different bands: NorShore Summit, Mallards, and the Minneapolis-based Har Mar Superstar. It celebrated the release of Fitger’s new Homegrown Hemp Ale. Vendors included Hemp items from Harmonic Goods, and t-shirts from Duluth Screen Printing. “So…

City Holds Last Meeting Before Superior Street Reconstruction Begins

Project leaders met with business leaders and residents at Greysolon Ballroom.

DULUTH, Minn.- The City of Duluth plans to close down Superior Street from Lake Avenue to Fourth Avenue West this summer for a four–block reconstruction project. The work starts next Monday, so city officials met with business leaders and residents to talk strategy, get feedback, and answer questions about the remodel. Their big message: it’ll be a rough construction period, but…

Daniel Urshan’s ‘Where’s Duke?’ Found at Fitger’s

Book Signing Held Outside Bookstore

DULUTH, Minn.- The former mayor of Hermantown now finds himself in the completely new position of a children’s book author. Daniel Urshan was at Fitger’s on Sunday signing his book, “Where’s Duke?” It’s based on a true story, about a young Danny losing his dog, Duke. Eventually the two are reunited, with the help of good Samaritans, and Animal Allies….

Some Like it Rainy, Some Like it Snowy

Rain by Lake, Snow Inland

DULUTH, Minn.-The Twin Ports was pulled two different ways today. Shoppers at Miller Hill Mall were taken by surprise by the immense snowfall, while those by the lake were treated to an all too familiar sight: wind and rain. In Canal Park waves crashed ashore, reaching heights of 10–14 feet, drowning parts of the sidewalk underwater. Yet that didn’t stop…

Frightening Four Legged Friends at Fitgers

Dogs and Owners Invited to Festival

DULUTH, Minn.- Some furry friends joined in the frightening Halloween fun, as dogs dressed as Superheroes, clowns, and more took over Fitger’s for the 5th annual Fido’s Fall Festival. Dogs and owners could shop for treats from vendors, and also be models for a day at a photo booth. “The photo costume contest is the biggest draw, for sure,” said…

Local Craft Beer Options for Father’s Day

Staff from Castle Danger Brewery and Blacklist Artisan Ales Show Local Craft Beer Options to Replace Common Domestic Flavors

DULUTH, Minn. – Trying to assemble a craft beer six pack for Pops? Consider these local beers based on what your dad enjoys this Father’s Day. Staff from Castle Danger Brewing and Blacklist Beers stopped by the FOX 21 Morning Show Friday to showcase a few great options if you’re looking to expand your taste for local brews. Domestics Castle…