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Midday Update 9-21-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

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Visit Cook County Talks Fall Foliage, Upcoming Autumn Events

Fall Foliage in Parts of Cook County is 50 - 75 Percent Changed as of Monday, Sept. 21

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – Cook County is open, with safety measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. Thousands are taking trips up the North Shore this fall to see the multi-color foliage change daily. According to the Minnesota DNR, some areas in Cook County are already 50 – 75 percent changed. Click here to see the up-to-date fall…

Morning Update 9-21-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

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Midday Update 9-18-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

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Morning Update 9-18-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

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Free COVID-19 Testing Event Planned in Itasca County

Free Drive-Thru Testing is Happening Sept. 23 at the Itasca County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – COVID-19 continues to take a toll on employers and employees across Minnesota. Thursday during a weekly update from Itasca County Public Health Department, local health officials and management from area companies expressed the importance of communications between employees and employers when it comes to COVID-19 cases in the workplace. Employees are encouraged to brush up on…

Midday Update 9-17-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

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Gourmet Fair Foods from Ledge Rock Grille at Larsmont Cottages

Cooking Connection: Ledge Rock Grill Creates Unique Version of State Fair Foods

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – With the cancellation of the Great Minnesota Get-Together (Minnesota State Fair) this year, many people were disappointed they’d miss out on fair food favorites. However, the creative chefs at Ledge Rock Grille at Larsmont Cottages in Two Harbors came up with their own unique spin on fair food staples. In this week’s Cooking Connection, Executive Chef…

Northland Newborns 9-17-20

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. If you would like to submit a photo with a description of a newborn in your life, click here, or email fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update, Northland Newborns Tags: Brett Scott, community, Essentia…

Morning Update 9-17-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

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Midday Update 9-16-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Sept. 16

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2020 Fur Ball Gala Canceled Due to COVID-19, Donations Greatly Appreciated

The Annual Fur Ball Gala Typically Brings In Over $100,000 to Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have huge financial impacts on local businesses and non-profits across the Northland. The 2020 Fur Ball Gala, one of the largest fundraising events for Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is canceled. The harsh reality is shining a light on the importance of your donations, whether it be monetary, or in the…

Morning Update 9-16-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

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Pick Your Own Cream of the Crop at Farmer Doug’s Pumpkin Patch

The Hoffbauer Farm is located at 3361 Lindahl Road in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Farmers battled against a dry growing season in the Northland, but it didn’t stop one local farm from producing a good quality yield of pumpkins this fall. “We know that sooner or later the frost is going to come for keeps,” said Doug Hoffbauer, owner of Hoffbauer Tree Farm. At Farmer Doug’s farm, Mother Nature gets the…

Midday Update 9-15-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

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Morning Update 9-15-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

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Midday Update 9-14-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

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Award-Winning Author Discusses New Book, “Wisconsin’s Best Autumn Hikes”

As Fall Approaches, Author Rob Bignell Helps Leaf-Lookers Explore Best Hiking Spots in Wisconsin

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wis. – With autumn-like temperatures blanketing much of the Northland, soon fall colors will pop throughout the many forests in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. It can be daunting to know where the best trails are when on the search for fall foliage, but one Wisconsin author is looking to help. Award-winning author and editor Rob Bignell spent…

Morning Update 9-14-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

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Midday Update 9-11-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

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Morning Update 9-11-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

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Duluth’s Best Bread Now Offering New Cheese Curd Creation

Cooking Connection: Fresh Cheese Curd Bread at Duluth's Best Bread

DULUTH, Minn. – While the ‘Unofficial Minnesota State Fair’ is now over at Duluth’s Best Bread, the creative bakers are choosing to keep one of the items they offered during the promotion. Co-owner Robert Lillegard and his brother Michael Lillegard have come up with Cheese Curd Bread. The dough is the same that’s used for their other specialty breads, but…

Midday Update 9-10-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

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Northland Newborns 9-10-20

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. If you would like to submit a photo with a description of a newborn in your life, click here, or email fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, Northland Newborns Tags: Brett Scott, community, Essentia Health,…

Morning Update 9-10-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

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Midday Update 9-9-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

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Morning Update 9-9-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

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Midday Update 9-8-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

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Nominate a Northland Family in Need for This Year’s ‘Best Christmas Ever’ Giveaway

'Best Christmas Ever' Nominations Will Remain Open Through Nov. 15, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – Best Christmas Ever is a non-profit organization working to partner with business leaders and communities across the country to lift up families who have fallen on difficult times due to health conditions and other life challenges. The vision of Best Christmas Ever started when Co-Founder Don Liimatainen began battling Ulcerative Colitis in 2010. It was Christmas Eve,…

Morning Update 9-8-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

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Iron Range Community Honors 15-Year-Old Alaric Lamke

A Celebration of Life is Happening Saturday, Sept. 5 at Miners Memorial Building in Virginia

VIRGINIA, Minn. – The Iron Range community is mourning the loss of one of their own as they prepare to say a final farewell Saturday, Sept. 5. On Saturday, Aug. 29, in the blink of an eye, 15-year-old Alaric Lamke of Britt, Minnesota, lost his life after an accident involving a skid steer. Now Alaric’s family and friends are looking…

Midday Update 9-4-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

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Morning Update 9-4-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

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Itasca County Health Officials Express Flu Shot Importance This Fall

Flu Shots Will Be Available Within One to Two Weeks at Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – As the Labor Day weekend inches closer, officials with Itasca County Public Health Department want to remind residents and visitors that their actions could have long-term effects amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials say the last time they saw a huge spike in cases was two weeks after the 4th of July holiday weekend. This is…

Midday Update 9-3-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

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Duluth’s Best Bread Baking Up ‘Sweet Michael’s Cookies’ for Limited Time Only

State Fair Style Foods will be Severd for a Limited Time Only

DULUTH, Minn. – With the cancellation of the 2020 Minnesota State Fair, the creative minds at Duluth’s Best Bread couldn’t let Northlanders go without their favorite fair flavors before summer winds down. The locally owned company is thrilled to present the first ‘Unofficial Minnesota State Fair’ of 2020. Duluth’s Best Bread is offering hungry customers state fair style food including cheese…

Northland Newborns 9-3-20

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. If you would like to submit a photo with a description of a newborn in your life, click here, or email fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv. Categories: Community, Links, News, News – Latest News, Northland Newborns Tags: Brett Scott, community, Essentia…

Morning Update 9-3-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

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Midday Update 9-2-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Check Your Mailbox! Bridge to Health Survey Sent to 27,000 Northland Residents

The Survey is Sent to Residents in Northeastern Minnesota and Douglas County Once Every Five Years

DULUTH, Minn. – 27,000 Northland residents will soon receive a survey in the mail from Generations Health Care Initiatives. Known as the ‘Bridge to Health Survey,’ this document helps provide vital information regarding resident’s access to healthcare throughout Northeastern Minnesota and Douglas County, Wisconsin. The comprehensive regional health status survey asks residents about health conditions, access to mental health, dental,…

Inaugural Ann Redelfs Bird Count Honors a Life Lost Too Soon

The Ann Redelfs Bird Count is Happening Sept. 1 - 10 on the Grounds of Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn – This year’s fall bird migration comes with a special meaning for one group of avid bird counters in the Northland. Dozens will be turning their eyes to the sky with a special message for a friend who impacted so many and was taken too soon. “It’s not the best day for birding, but they will come with…

Morning Update 9-2-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Onewheel Riders Express Passion For The Adventurous Activity

Learn More Information at Onewheel MN - Duluth Area on Facebook

From hiking to biking, Northlanders are doing all they can this summer to experience the great outdoors and keep somewhat sane amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One small group in the area is branching out with a need for speed, and a passion for sightseeing on one wheel. “If you’re ever bored, you’ll never be bored again,” said Eric Hester, a…

COVID-19 Creates New Connections in the World of Ballroom Dance

Superior Ballroom Dance Studio is Seeing a Slight Increase in Customers Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

DULUTH, Minn. – Small businesses across the Northland are facing extreme financial challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. From restaurants to boutiques, and even ballroom dance studios, changes are being made daily to keep clients engaged and revenue coming in. “I like to dance all day long and share knowledge,” said Benjamin Welch, head instructor at Superior Ballroom Dance Studio. “I…

Morning Update 9-1-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Midday Update 8-31-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, August 31, 2020

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Therapist Offers Advice on When to Seek Help With Mental Health Concerns

Coffee Conversation: Dealing with Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Unrest

DULUTH, Minn. – The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting individuals on many different levels. Toss in political and social unrest across the country, and stress/anxiety have skyrocketed this year. Maren Barootian , a psychotherapist at Essentia Health in Duluth, says it’s important for those struggling with mental health issues to know they’re not alone. Barootian says it’s easy for many adults…

Minnesota DFL Leaders, Residents Respond to Vice President Pence Visit

Vice President Mike Pence Spoke in Duluth Friday at Clure Public Marine Terminal

DULUTH, Minn. – The visit to the Northland by Vice President Mike Pence drew sharp criticism from DFL leaders across Minnesota including Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and many residents. Members of the DFL party in Minnesota seem to agree the Trump administration has lacked leadership, allowing the COVID-19 pandemic to spiral out of control across the United States, while leaders…

Midday Update 8-28-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, August 28, 2020

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Morning Update 8-28-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, August 28, 2020

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