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Midday Update 1-21-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, January 21, 2022

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Morning Update 1-21-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, January 21, 2022

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‘Tis The Season for Frequent Water Main Breaks

DULUTH, Minn. – Another below zero-day in the Northland brings about more water main breaks. Around the noon hour Thursday, Duluth utility crews worked to fix a break on the 100 block of Farley Lane. In the first three weeks of 2022, nine water main breaks have been reported. On average, the city works to repair around 150 breaks annually….

Input Wanted: Duluth Police Department Releases Community Survey

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is asking residents to take its first independently released community survey. The nine-question survey looks to gauge how the community feels when it comes to safety, security, and the overall performance of the DPD. Chief Mike Tusken says the department is committed to continuous improvement, and this survey will help his team better…

Midday Update 1-20-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Morning Update 1-20-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Midday Update 1-19-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Morning Update 1-19-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Midday Update 1-18-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Morning Update 1-18-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Midday Update 1-17-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, January 17, 2022

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Morning Update 1-17-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, January 17, 2022

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Eveleth’s Historic Hippodrome Turning 100 in 2022

EVELETH, Minn. – A piece of Eveleth’s history will celebrate a major milestone this weekend. Residents from near and far are thrilled to be honoring the Hippodrome’s 100th anniversary of being a staple in the community. “It’s a community building,” said Mike Newman, former crew leader with Eveleth Parks and Rec. In every community, there’s a heart. “It was more…

Winter Blues? Join the Lake Superior Kubb League

Active Adventures: Kubb in the Twin Ports

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a game that has origins back to the Vikings. Kubb, which has a strong presence in the Twin Cities and Eau Claire regions, required a small outdoor space, six batons, and 11 blocks of woods. Fox 21’s Rusty Mehlberg met up with Erik Linge, a co-founder of Lake Superior Kubb, to learn more about the game,…

Midday Update 1-14-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, January 14, 2022

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Morning Update 1-14-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, January 14, 2022

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Midday Update 1-13-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, January 13, 2022

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse: Try This Healthier Dessert Recipe

Cooking Connection: Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Chef Arlene Coco

DULUTH, Minn. – This delicious dessert qualifies as a “raw foods” dessert as well as vegetarian. Chocolate Avocado Mousse can be made a couple of days ahead. A delicious and nutritious treat that anyone can eat. It even qualifies as a “raw” dessert. Stevia and Splenda can also be used for the sweetener. Recipe:  Serving size: 4 Ingredients: 2 ripe…

Northland Newborns 1-13-22

FOX 21 and Essentia Health Team Up to Showcase Newborn Bundles of Joy Across the Northland

Every Thursday morning on FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m., we’re teaming up with Essentia Health to showcase Northland Newborns. Calling all proud parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles! Email a picture and date of birth to fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv for a chance to see your little one on the big screen. Categories: Northland Newborns Tags: community, Local News, Northland…

Northland Newborns 1-6-22

FOX 21 and Essentia Health Team Up to Showcase Newborn Bundles of Joy Across the Northland

Every Thursday morning on FOX 21 Local News from 7 – 9 a.m., we’re teaming up with Essentia Health to showcase Northland Newborns. Calling all proud parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles! Email a picture and date of birth to fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv for a chance to see your little one on the big screen. Categories: Northland Newborns Tags: community, Local News, Northland…

Spirit Mountain Invites Community to Experience New Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

The Rink is Open Tuesday - Sunday

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re looking to beat the winter blues, the staff at Spirit Mountain invites you to check out their new, free ice skating rink that’s now open to the public. “I’m really excited. Spirit Mountain has been around for 48 years, we’ve been around for a long time,” said Ann Glumac, Interim Director at Spirit Mountain. This…

Morning Update 1-13-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, January 13, 2022

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Douglas County Public Health Reports Rapid Rise in New COVID-19 Infections

In the Past 30 Days, 11 Residents Have Been Hospitalized with COVID-19 in Douglas County

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Douglas County Public Health is reporting a steady rise in new COVID-19 cases, with reports coming from PCR and rapid testing. Throughout the month of December, the health department reported 439 cases. In the first two weeks of 2022, the department has reported 349 new cases. Officials say the virus is spreading throughout all ages, however, more…

Midday Update 1-12-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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Morning Update 1-12-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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Midday Update 1-11-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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Morning Update 1-11-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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Midday Update 1-10-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, January 10, 2022

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Lutsen to Host Norpine Fat Bike Classic Starting Mid-January

Registration is Currently Open for Events Beginning on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022

LUTSEN, Minn. – Registration is now open for the Norpine Fat Bike Classic, which will return to Lutsen for its sixth year with events beginning Saturday, Jan. 15, and culminating with races on Saturday, Jan. 29. Hosted by the Superior Cycling Association, all events are held on the Norpine Cross-Country Trails, which take riders through stands of old-growth cedars on…

Morning Update 1-10-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, January 10, 2022

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Midday Update 1-7-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, January 7, 2022

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Morning Update 1-7-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, January 7, 2022

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Midday Update 1-6-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, January 6, 2022

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Morning Update 1-6-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, January 6, 2022

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Happening Now: Large Warehouse Fire in North End of Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Fire Department crews are actively fighting a warehouse fire in the North End district of Superior. Smoke from this fire did affect traffic along the Blatnik Bridge, which was closed in both directions for nearly two hours. Superior Police say North 3rd Street connecting downtown Superior to Highway 2 remains open at this time. It is advised…

Midday Update 1-5-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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School Closings, Delays for Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022

Closed:  Bayfield Schools – Closed Bessemer Area School District – Closed Maple Schools – Closed Northwood School District – Closed Solon Springs School – Closed South Shore School District – Closed Superior School District – Closed Opening 2 Hours Late:  Lake Superior School District – 2-hour delay Early Dismissal: Ashland School District – Elementary released at 1 p.m., Middle and…

Local Animal Shelters Taking Part in Viral #BettyWhiteChallenge

Participants Can Donate on or Before Jan. 17 -- What Would Have Been White's 100th Birthday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The late Betty White is being honored with a new social media challenge. The idea says that on Jan. 17 — which would have been white’s 100th birthday, people should pick a local rescue or animal shelter in their area and donate $5 in White’s name. White was a lifelong animal lover and wrote an animal book…

Morning Update 1-5-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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Midday Update 1-4-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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Morning Update 1-4-22

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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Midday Update 12-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 30, 2021

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Morning Update 12-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 30, 2021

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Snowshoe Enthusiasts Enjoy Fresh Powder at Jay Cooke State Park

Jay Cooke State Park Offers a Variety of Winter Programming and Outdoor Adventures

CARLTON, Minn. – With a fresh snow depth of nearly a foot at Jay Cooke State Park, conditions are perfect for strapping on snowshoes and breaking a trail through the powder. That’s exactly what the Anderson family from Cloquet is doing this week. After spending a few hours working on crossword puzzles in the comfort and warmth of their home,…

Extra Patrols on Minnesota Roads Throughout New Year’s Day

Nearly 500 Fatalities Have Occurred on Minnesota Roads in 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – While many make plans to go out and ring in the New Year with friends and family while having a few adult beverages, the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety is reminding drivers to plan ahead and be responsible. “500 families this year have planned or will plan a funeral for a loved one who’s not coming home…

Midday Update 12-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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Report: Few Minnesota Departments Adopt Body Camera Guidelines

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Most Minnesota law enforcement agencies have chosen not to implement guidelines mandating officers with a history of misconduct wear body cameras. The League of Minnesota Cities two years ago created a model policy requiring problem officers wear cameras. A Minneapolis Star Tribune analysis found only 10 of 108 agencies with publicly available body camera policies have implemented…

Temporary Closures Near 27th Avenue West in Duluth Begin at Midnight

The Closures Are Expected to Last Approximately One Hour

DULUTH, Minn. – Drivers on I-35 will encounter temporary closures beginning at 12 a.m., Dec. 30, just north of 27th Avenue West in Duluth. The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation says both southbound lanes will close. Southbound traffic will be rerouted up and down the ramps at 27th Avenue West. The left lane of northbound I-35 will close. These closures are…