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Brat Fest and ‘Bertapalooza’ Bring Crowds to Bayfront Festival Park

Two Fundraising events in Bayfront for the first time.

DULUTH, Minn.- What do Bratwurst, Beer and a guy named Bert have in common? They all occupied Bayfront for the first time this weekend, to donate to local charities. Festival season has begun at Bayfront Park in Duluth with Brat Fest and Bertapalooza. The sizzle of Bratwurst cooking on the grill means a new festival making its mark at Bayfront,…

Fishing and Fundraising Saturday on the St. Louis River

The Lincoln Park Business Group is Hosting the 19th Annual Lincoln Park Walleye Open Saturday, June 22

DULUTH, Minn. – Eager anglers are invited to register for the 19th annual Lincoln Park Walleye Open happening Saturday, June 22 on the St. Louis River. Tournament participants will begin casting at 8:00 a.m. anywhere on the St. Louis River. Each angler is welcome to weigh-in one walleye at the weigh-in station on Rice’s Point Landing off Garfield Ave. Weigh-ins…

Donations Wanted for In-Progress Wetterling Documentary

Project Leaders Have Launched A Tour Throughout Minnesota and Neighboring States, Raising Funds for the Film

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a case millions across the country will never forget. 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped on October 22, 1989 near his home in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Now there’s a new documentary in the works examining the story of Wetterling’s case, but the publics help is wanted in order to finish the project. Project leaders are launching a…

CHUM Kicks Off Minnesota Food Share March in Duluth

Campaign aims to restock CHUM from Holidays.

DULUTH, Minn.- CHUM kicked off the Minnesota Food Share March Campaign with a goal of raising $115,000 and 35,000 lbs of food. The campaign aims to restock food shelves across the state in March. Many of which, like CHUM, are running low on supplies donated during the holiday season. CHUM says the disadvantaged population has increased in Duluth recently, making…

Polar Plunge is Back in Duluth on February 16th

530 plungers are set to participant in the annual event.

DULUTH, Minn. – Once again, A host of people from across the Northland will take a leap into Lake Superior for the Annual Polar Plunge on February 16th. The goal of the annual event is to raise money for the Special Olympics. Just last year, fundraising efforts in Minnesota finally hit more than one million dollars combined over the last…

Donations Encouraged for 2019 Night To Shine Prom

The 2019 Night To Shine Prom will be held Friday, February 8, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Augustana Lutheran Church set to host Night To Shine, a prom for people with special needs on Friday February 8, 2019 at Proctor High School. Organizers are getting ready to give away prom dresses with the help of “If The Dress Fits” another local non profit on January 12 & 19. A fundraiser is currently going on…

Twin Ports Rampage Softball Hosting Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser

Breakfast with Santa will Take Place Saturday, December 1 at the Belgian Club in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This year the Twin Ports Rampage softball organization invites you to spend your Saturday, December 1 with them as they host a fundraiser for their organization and The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA). Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Belgian Club in Superior, located at 3931 East 2nd Street from 9:00 a.m. until…

Rally and Ring for the Red Kettle Campaign this Holiday Season

Registration to Ring for the Red Kettle Campaign is Quick, Fun and Easy!

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season to begin holiday shopping, and enjoy the ringing of bells for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Gordon Mesedahl with the Salvation Army of Duluth stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning for this week’s Midwest Roaster’s Coffee Conversation. Mesedahl urges anyone interested to register now for a shift to ring, collect…

Animal Allies Encourages Support on “Giving Tuesday”

A Generous Couple in the Northland Commits to Matching Donations for Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Tuesday, November 27 is the final day to make a huge impact with Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth. Duluth residents Bob and Diane Meierhoff have been long time supporters of animal welfare efforts in the Northland. The Meierhoff’s are excited to announce a matching donation of up to $10,000 if Animal Allies is able to raise…

Festival of Trees to Support Junior League of Duluth this Weekend

The Annual Festival of Trees is Happening Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – The 2018 Junior League of Duluth (JLD) annual Festival of Trees at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) is happening Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11. This year’s event includes more than 180 vendors for shoppers to enjoy. Festival of Trees is the JLD’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds go to support JLD and community projects. Other…

Enjoy Skis, Suds and Slices Thursday at Clyde Iron Works

The Chester Bowl Improvement Club is Hosting the 11th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices Fundraising Event Thursday, November 8

DULUTH, Minn. – The Chester Bowl Improvement Club raised $13,629 to support their scholarship fund last year during the annual Skis, Suds and Slices event and they’re looking to surpass that amount this year. The 11th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices fundraiser is happening Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth (2920 West…

Todd Eckart Band to Headline Duluth Sister Cities International Fundraiser

The Fundraiser for Duluth Sisiter Cities Internation is Happening Saturday, November 3 at Mitchell Auditorium

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Sister Cities International is set to host their 4th Annual Fundraising Concert. The event is taking place at Mitchell Auditorium on Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme for the event is “Buddy Holly Meets The Everly Brothers.” The Todd Eckart Band will be headlining the evening of fun and entertainment all for…

Holiday Shopping with St. Luke’s Volunteer Service Guild

The Annual Holiday Fundraiser will Kick Off Thursday, November 1 in the St. Luke's Hospital Gift Shop

DULUTH, Minn. – As soon as Halloween wraps up, the St. Luke’s Volunteer Service Guild will be decking the halls of their gift shop in Duluth. The St. Luke’s Volunteer Service Guild’s Annual Holiday Sale, Bake Sale and Raffle will kick off Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 in the St. Luke’s Hospital Gift Shop. Shoppers can find a wide…

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….

LIVE Music, Eastern European Cuisine at GND Rec Center this Sunday

The Gary New Duluth Rec Center is Hosting Their Final Concert of the Summer Sunday, September 16

DULUTH, Minn. – For the final time this summer, music will be the talk of the town at the Gary New Duluth Rec Center on Sunday, September 16. Residents in the area are dubbing the concert as “Music from the Alps to the Adriatic.” This is a family event with games for the kids too. There will be a bounce house,…

33rd Annual Duluth Rotary Rose Sale Starts Today

The 33rd Annual Rotary Rose Sale will Benefit the Northland Community

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Rotary Club begins its 33rd Annual Rose Sale Thursday, September 6. The sale will run through Thursday, October 4. Roses will be sold throughout the Duluth, Superior region for $20 dollars a dozen. The flowers will be available in red or multi-colored lollipop. Folks purchasing a bouquet of roses will also receive a complimentary coupon…

Golf Scramble to Benefit Gordon Good Neighbor Days

The Golf Scramble is Happening Sunday, September 9

GORDON, Wisc. – Folks looking to enjoy the golf course and beautiful fall-like weather the Northland is experiencing have the chance to do so Sunday, September 9 in Gordon, Wisconsin. The Best Ball Golf Scramble will kick off at Forest Point Golf Course at 10:00 a.m. Participants will have until 2:00 to tee off. Food, drinks and prizes will also…

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,…

Duluth Police, Fire Departments to Compete at Wade Stadium Thursday

The 11th Annual Guns and Hoses Fundraiser for the Northern Lights Foundation is Happening Thursday, August 9

DULUTH, Minn. – This Thursday, August 8, tension will be running high at Wade Stadium in Duluth as the battle continues between the Duluth Fire Department and the Duluth Police Department for the 11th Annual Guns and Hoses Fundraiser. The event benefits and raises funds for the Northern Lights Foundation, which provides financial support to families with children who have…

Buy a Blizzard, Donate a Dollar Today at Dairy Queen

Miracle Treat Day is Happening All Day Thursday, August 2 at Multiple Northland Dairy Queen's

DULUTH, Minn. – Looking to cure your sweet tooth today? Then you’re in luck! All DQ locations in Northeast Minnesota will be participating in the 2018 Miracle Treat Day 2018. One or more dollars from each sale of a DQ Blizzard will be donated to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare through the Children’s Miracle Network. Gloria Plaisted owns and operates the…

Push for Food Donations Intensifies as July Ends

The Salvation Army of Duluth is Looking to Match Food Donations Throughout the Month of July

DULUTH, Minn. – The month of July is winding down, and for the Salvation Army of Duluth, the push for food donations is intensifying before August approaches. Throughout the month of July, all monetary food donations are being matched by the Salvation Army. Staff at the Salvation Army say summer months are the most difficult to collect the amount of…

Walk to Rise Above Seizures Thursday in Duluth

The 2018 Rise Above Seizures Walk is Happening Thursday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. at the Park Point Pavilion & Beach House

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the Epilepsy Foundation, nearly three million people in the United States have epilepsy, also known as a seizure disorder. The foundation states 60,000 people in Minnesota have the disorder, which amounts to enough people to fill TCF Bank Stadium. This Thursday, August 2, Northlanders have the chance to help make a difference by raising awareness…

Tickets on Sale for AAD Shrine Circus

The AAD Shrine Circus is Happening Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – The 72nd Annual AAD Shrine Circus is happening in Duluth Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15. The Circus is a fundraiser for the local AAD Shrine, with all funds raised from the Circus going back to the AAD Shrine to help with funding the organizations day-to-day expenses. This is the primary fundraiser for the AAD Shrine….

Tickets on Sale for 2018 Save Wildlife Fundraiser

The Fundraiser is the Largest Event Wildwoods Puts on Throughout the Year

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, April 14 Northlanders will have the chance to help support wildlife in the region. The 2018 Save Wildlife Fundraiser, put on by Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center in Duluth will welcome hundreds to the Great Lakes Aquarium. The event goes from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $25 in advance, or $30 at the door….

HCIS Students Fundraising for Unique Field Trip

Every student is responsible for their own fundraising goal.

DULUTH, Minn.- Local students are working hard to raise money this weekend, for a once in a lifetime school field trip. Students at the Harbor City International School in Duluth held a rummage sale to raise funds for a trip to Europe. The school rather than fundraising for technology or other tangible things, traveling outside the country will stick with…

Giving Tuesday Looks to Impact Hundreds of Local Organizations

Multiple Non Profit Organizations to Benefit from Giving Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn. – There will be a lot of giving going on in the Twin Ports Tuesday. That’s because it’s tradition for millions of people to follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a generous donation on Giving Tuesday to a local non profit organization. People across all 50 states and 98 countries are expected to participate, likely surpassing last year’s…

Skis, Suds and Slices Fundraiser Raising Thousands of Dollars

The 10th Annual Fundraiser Supports the Chester Bowl Scholarship Fund

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday evening hundreds of Northlanders settled in at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth for the 10th annual Skis, Suds and Slices fundraising event. Money raised at the event goes toward helping families strap on skis and snowboards this year at Chester Bowl. Last year, the Scholarship Fund gave more than $18,500 dollars away to local families. The…

Local Agencies Crack Down for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse is Partnering with Agencies in Douglas County Throughout October

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In 2016 law enforcement in Douglas County responded to 585 calls related to domestic abuse. During the month of October their looking to spread a message of change throughout Twin Ports. Monday, elected officials along with the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) in Superior kicked off a month long campaign. Authorities say over four million…

Life House Raises Money for New Shelter

The Loft Shelter Will Provide a Place for up to Ten Homeless and Street Youth on Any Given Night

DULUTH, Minn. – Morning commuters in Duluth took it upon themselves to pull over along First Street Tuesday morning. Life House, an organization providing homeless and street youth ages 12-25 with unconditional support, hosted their 2nd Annual ‘Drive Up The Change’ event. Money collected will go toward the facility’s new emergency shelter atop the First Street location. The shelter plans…

First Witness Kicks Off ‘I Stand With Kids Month’

Child Abuse Continues to be a Problem in the Northland; Community Members Work to Make a Difference

DULUTH, Minn. – Child abuse is big problem in the Northland, and that’s why First Witness Advocacy Center in Duluth is working year round to investigate child abuse, provide services and education. Now, they’re looking to reach out even more as they kick off a monthlong campaign. Safety is something many of us take for granted, but for many children…

19th Annual Cause for the Paws Fundraiser Happening Saturday

All Proceeds will Benefit the Humane Socitey of Douglas County

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Furry friends will guide their humans along the Osaugie Trail in Superior Saturday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. The 19th Annual Cause for the Paws Walk/Run will be raising funds to support the shelter. Money raised goes toward medical costs, food and other various expenses at the shelter. Animals are welcome to tag along for the walk/run. A…

Lost Foresters Raise Funds for Orphans in Uganda

Every Labor Day, the Krohn's Organize a Series of Races at Pine Valley Park in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn – Dozens of hearty Northlanders chose to spend their Labor Day morning by waking up early and making their way to Pine Valley Park in Cloquet for a tradition one family started many years ago. Now, the excitement is growing and the fun is expanding into the ‘lost forest.’ “It’s just so Minnesotan, it’s awesome,” said Brian Krohn,…

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…

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Seeks Community Support

Duluth's Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center Continues Fundraising for New Structure

DULUTH, Minn. – Northern Minnesota’s only wildlife rehabilitation center, Wildwoods, is looking for your support. The volunteer run organization is looking to raise money to complete work on a structure which houses animals taken into the center. Since 2016 crews have been making progress, but lack of funds is causing the progression to slow. Right now, 75 percent of the…

Lakeside Garden Tour Happening Sunday

Five Garden Enthusiasts will Invite Northlanders into their Gardens all for a Good Cause

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Sunday, July 23, the Lakeside Lester Park Community Club in Duluth is hoping to see hundreds make their way through the first ever Lakeside Garden Tour. Event organizers are hopeful the hustle and bustle of the Lakeside neighborhood will help blossom this first ever event into a successful fundraiser. Five homeowners with breathtaking lawns and gardens…

Contented Critters Continues Despite Loss of Founder

After Nearly Four Decades, Founder Faye Walters Passed Away in April; Friends Rally to Continue Legacy

MAKINEN, Minn. – In this week’s Animal Answers we took a trip to the Iron Range to a place looking to cater to Contented Critters. After a devastating loss just months ago, one woman’s life is now helping to create an ongoing legacy. Animal shelters are common commodities in cities across the Northland. Along Highway 16 in Makinen, Minnesota, you’ll…

Duluth Lions Club Hosts 60th Annual Pancake Day

Money Raised from Thursday's Event will go Toward Sight, Hearing, Youth and Diabetes Programs

DULUTH, Minn. – For 60 years, Northlanders have been coming together and flipping flapjacks all for a great cause. The annual Duluth Lions Club Pancake Day happened all day at the DECC Thursday. Organizers spent the Wednesday preparing over 2,600 pounds of pancake batter along with 700 gallons of coffee and 41 cases of syrup. Hundreds of volunteers came together…

Armory Dance Party Commemorates Visit of Legends

Dance Party Benefits Historic Building and Music Program

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend folks will be dancing the night away to remember an historic event, fund raise for a couple good causes and have some good, old-fashioned fun! The 2017 Armory Dance Party is taking place on Saturday, January 28 from 7-10 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is all to remember…