Healthcare Workers Describe Reality Inside Overwhelmed Duluth Hospitals

Medical Professionals From St. Luke's, Essentia Health Paint Picture of a Grim Reality

DULUTH, Minn. – Frontline workers from St. Luke’s and Essentia Health are speaking out, sharing what they experience during a routine shift amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Critical care doctors and ICU nurses want residents to know the surge is here, and it’s going to take all of us working together to help limit the spread, and save our most…

Nurses Make Emotional Plea Backing Gov. Walz’s Frustration at Lack of ‘Social Compliance’ of COVID Guidelines

"I think it's obvious we're going to have to do more mitigation efforts," Gov. Walz said, as the state is expected to surpass 300,00 cases by Thanksgiving.

ST. PAUL, Minn.- A frustrated Minnesota Governor Tim Walz looked to nurses and doctors from around the state to illustrate how the COVID-19 surge is pushing them to their limits — in an effort to appeal to those who may not be following prevention guidelines. “What I recognize right now is that we’re in a place in this country where…

Essentia Health President Urges Residents to Follow Guidelines as COVID Hospitalizations Increase

Dr. Jon Pryor, President, Essentia Health, Urges Northlanders to Be Smart, Mask Up, Follow COVID Safety Guidelines

DULUTH, Minn. – The coronavirus is making headlines daily, however, as COVID fatigue begins to set in, Dr. Jon Pryor, President of Essentia Health, is urging Northland residents to remain vigilant, and exercise extreme caution as the virus begins to take a toll on local hospitals. “Things are going okay, but things are tight. Our resources are being challenged, and…

St. Luke’s Holiday Sale Raising Funds for Volunteer Service Guild

The Annual Holiday Fundraiser Begins Thursday, November 7 in the St. Luke's Hospital Gift Shop

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Luke’s Volunteer Service Guild’s Annual Holiday Sale, Bake Sale and Raffle is happening Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 in the St. Luke’s Hospital Gift Shop. Shoppers can find a wide selection of LED pictures, mugs, picture sets, holiday decorations and homemade bake sale items. Raffle tickets will be sold for $2 again this…

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…

St. Luke’s Dietitian Offers Summer Food Safety Tips

St. Luke's Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne Offers Important Tips to Remember When Preparing Your Summer BBQ

DULUTH, Minn. – Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year and many folks will be firing up the grill to help celebrate, but St. Luke’s in Duluth says it’s important to remember a few simple safety tips when it comes to setting out your favorite picnic foods. Monday morning, St. Luke’s Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne stopped by FOX 21…

St. Luke’s Cardiologist Gives Heart Health Tips for Winter Months

Avoiding Heart Attacks in the Snow

DULUTH, Minn. – With recent snowfall and more in the forecast, doctors are giving warnings for those headed outside. Without previous exercise, many bodies aren’t ready for snowy conditions. Dr. Disha Mookherjee with St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates says some elderly patients can find themselves shoveling 16-20 pounds of snow as they take on the responsibilities of being a homeowner. Dr….

St. Luke’s Shows Off Birthing Center Remodel

Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Designation

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s is celebrating what seems like a brand new birthing center and a baby-friendly designation. The birthing center recently went through a complete remodel and hospital officials are loving what they see. Every room is considered a suite, there are laboring tubs in each room and families are able to enjoy a more home-like and calm-like…

Car Versus Bicycle Crash Sends One to Hospital

The Bicyclist Was Transported to a Local Hospital With a Serious Head Injury

DULUTH, Minn. – A car versus bicycle crash sent one person to the hospital shortly after 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. When Duluth police responded to the 2300 Block of London Road, officers made observations that the driver of the vehicle showed signs of impairment from alcohol. The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital with a head injury and remains…

Police Investigate Stabbing in Duluth’s Woodland Neighborhood

A 21-Year-Old Female Was Taken to Jail Pending Charges of 2nd Degree Assault

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Friday morning in Duluth’s Woodland neighborhood. Authorities responded to the 2200 block of Woodland Avenue after receiving a report of a 19-year-old male being stabbed in the leg. Officials say a 21-year-old female was taken into custody at the scene in connection with the stabbing. The male…

New X-Ray Lab Helps Enhance Animal Health

The Lake Superior Zoo Recently Received Updated X-Ray Equipment, an Upgrade from the 1970s

DULUTH, Minn. – Staff at the Lake Superior Zoo spent their Monday morning working with new equipment donated to them. The Zoo’s Burmese Python, Monty, was lucky number one to receive routine X-rays thanks to St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. St. Luke’s recently donated a $50,000 dollar machine to the Zoo after replacing it with newer diagnostic equipment in their…

Battling Tick Bites with Essential Prevention

Experts are Warning of a Severe Tick Season Across Much of the Country

DULUTH, Minn. – According to a new report, tick-borne diseases are on the rise across much of the country. With that being said, it’s important to remain cautious, especially when pets are added into your daily life. Northland veterinarians are seeing a spike in cases already this spring, raising concern to get your pets vaccinated, and checked regularly for ticks….

Furry Friends Aid in Rehabilitation Process

Essentia Health Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Center is Using Therapy Dogs for Recovering Patients

DULUTH, Minn. – Injuries are often unpredictable. When a crash, stroke or any type of trauma to the body happens, it can be devastating to our mental health. However, Essentia Health Medical Center in Duluth is looking to change that mindset, one pet at a time. “They need to be healthy to do this job. I want them to be…

Duluth Stabbing Sends Two to the Hospital

A Stabbing Happened in Duluth's Lincoln Park Neighborhood Shortly after 8p.m. Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn. – A stabbing in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood has sent two victims to the hospital. Duluth Police responded to Winnipeg Avenue and Sixth Street Tuesday evening on reports of the incident. Officers remained on the scene for some time trying to determine what occurred, and searching for individuals involved.   Categories: Community, Crime, News, News – Latest News…

Man Shot Inside Duluth Home

No Arrests Have Been Made

A man is being treated at the hospital after being shot in Duluth Saturday evening at 11:53 p.m. Police say they responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of North 65th Avenue West. Investigators determined there was a party at the victim’s home, and shots were fired at the house. A 37-year-old man was struck inside…