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Midday Update 9-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, September 2, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, September 2, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Sweeten Your Day with a Lollipop from Duluth Candy Co.

Cooking Connection: Handcrafted Watermelon Lollipops with Duluth Candy Co.

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, we stop by Duluth Candy Co. to help make some summer lollipops. The simple and sweet treat is fun for the kids and young at heart as well as a great addition to the popcorn and chocolate. This week we made watermelon flavored ones, but they also offer a variety of other…

36th Annual Duluth Rotary Rose Sale Begins

Orders will be Taken Through October 7

DULUTH, Minn. – Wake up and smell the roses! The Duluth Rotary Club #25 is hosting its 36th annual Rose Sale from September 2 through October 7. Roses will be sold throughout the Duluth/Superior area for only $25 a dozen. They’re available in red or multi-colored lollipop. Those who purchase a bouquet will also receive a complimentary coupon book featuring…

Morning Update 9-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, September 2, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, September 2, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 9-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Paul Gazelka Resigns as Senate Majority Leader as Governor’s Race Looms

Republican State Senator Michelle Benson Tosses Hat into Governor's Race

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – State Sen. Paul Gazelka said Wednesday he’s resigning his position as Senate majority leader, a likely precursor to joining the 2022 Minnesota governor’s race. Gazelka’s move stole some attention from fellow Republican state Sen. Michelle Benson, who is launching her own campaign for governor at a 10 a.m. event in Blaine. Already in the GOP primary:…

‘H2O: Watersheds at Work,’ Set to Replace Aging Water Table Exhibit at Great Lakes Aquarium

Demo Will Begin After Labor Day; The New Exhibit is Expected to be Open by November 20

DULUTH, Minn. – Chances are if you’ve visited the Great Lakes Aquarium over the past 21 years of its existence, you’ve submerged yourself in the interactive water table exhibit, learning firsthand why H2O is so important to life on earth. Now since opening in 2000, change is coming to one of the aquarium’s most engaging displays. “It supports life, it…

Morning Update 9-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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Morning Update 8-31-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, August 31, 2021

FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama share news and weather making headlines across the region. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

COVID-19 Pandemic Brings Spike in Business for Discoverpc.NET

The Locally Owned Computer Solutions Center Offers Tech Assistance on Various Platforms

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If there’s one thing the past year and a half has taught us, it’s that we’re living in a technologically advanced world. Throughout that time, Discoverpc.NET in Superior has been helping to keep residents connected to the cyber world. “When I got into computers, it was pretty much a green screen commodore,” said Travus Elm, PC support…

Midday Update 8-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, August 30, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, August 30, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Duluth Superior Pride Returns Labor Day Weekend with In-Person Celebrations

Festivities Begin Thursday, Sept. 2 with the Mayor's Reception at the Duluth Depot

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Superior Pride returns with in-person events and celebrations September 2 – 5. After going virtual in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers are thrilled to be bringing events back to Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Saturday, September 4. This year’s Pride theme is: Together again, stronger than ever. On Thursday, September 2, Duluth…

Morning Update 8-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, August 30, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, August 30, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Project Managers Lay Out Next Steps for Massive Twin Ports Interchange Reconstruction

The Biggest Change Impacting Drivers Will Begin October 1, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a massive overhaul worth $270 million. Chances are if you’ve driven through Duluth on I-35, you’ve experienced the current headache that is the Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction. What’s chaos now will soon be easier to navigate in the fall and winter months. “The temporary road that we will build is part of the next stage will…

Midday Update 8-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, August 27, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, August 27, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, Silver Bay, weather, wildfires

Sea Kayaking with UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program

Active Adventures: Tips for Staying Safe When Kayaking on the Big Lake

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s Arman Rahman straps on a life jacket and gives sea kayaking a try with UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program. Click here to register for a course today! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Entertainment Tags: Active Adventures, Arman Rahman, lake superior, Local News, safety, sea kayaking, UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program

Morning Update 8-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, August 27, 2021

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Silver Bay 2nd Grader Raises Over $600 to Help Local Fire Departments Battling Wildfires

Over $600 Has Been Raised With Donations Continuing to Pour In

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Oliver Kochendorfer is 7-years-old and going into 2nd grade in Silver Bay. He wanted to do a popcorn and lemonade stand to help out the firefighters that are working so hard to put out the wildfires in Northeastern Minnesota. Oliver’s mom says he is hoping that all the firefighters stay safe and the fire is out…

Midday Update 8-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, August 26, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, August 26, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Duluth’s Best Bread State Fair Menu Features Root Beer Flavored Macarons

Duluth's Best Bread State Fair Menu is Now Available for a Limited Time Only

DULUTH, Minn. – “We’ll do our OWN State Fair,” Duluth’s Best Bread decided. This year’s menu features cheese curd bread on a stick, classic white buckets overflowing with chocolate chip cookies, and lemonade — in bar form! In this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Arman Rahman tastes the limited-time root beer flavored macarons. They’re delicious! Details: August 24–28 and August 31–September…

Morning Update 8-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, August 26, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, August 26, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

U.S. Forest Service: BWCA Closure Extended Through Friday, Sept. 3

All Permits and Reservations Have Been Canceled, Refunded

ELY, Minn. – the U.S. Forest Service is extending its closure of the BWCA through at least Friday, September 3rd. All permits and reservations have been canceled and refunded. According to the Forest Service, on Tuesday, at least four smaller fires ignited from the main Greenwood fire that’s now expanded to over 21-thousand acres just 15 miles from Isabella. With…

Facebook Page Created to Help Displaced Pets from Fires in Northeastern Minnesota

The Page 'Greenwood Fire Displaced Pets' is Receiving Countless Inquiries From People Looking to Help Displaced Pets, Animals

DULUTH, Minn. – Pets, and livestock are also living in the path of the Greenwood fire and others burning in Northeastern Minnesota. Now a group of local animal lovers and veterinarians is looking to help out where they can. The group is calling themselves, ‘Greenwood Fire Displaced Animals’ on Facebook. Currently, more than two dozen people have reached out, offering…

Midday Update 8-25-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, August 25, 2021

FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama provide an update on news and weather making headlines Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Lake Superior Zoo Fundraising for Purchase of Advanced Medical Equipment

Over $3,000 Was Recently Raised to Purchase a New Machine to Help Better Serve the Medical Needs of the Animals

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to taking take of lions, tigers, bears, reptiles, and more, the medical bills add up quickly. That’s why the Lake Superior Zoo continues to ask for your support with fundraising and donations. “Veterinary care at the Lake Superior Zoo is a huge expense, but it’s something that is very important to us when we…

Morning Update 8-25-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, August 25, 2021

FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama provide an update on news and weather making headlines Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Glensheen’s ‘Concerts on the Pier’ Providing Much Needed Relaxation for Visitors

The Final Concert on the Pier for 2021 will be Wednesday, Aug. 25

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a midweek break loved and enjoyed by many locals and visitors in the Northland. Concerts on the Pier at Glensheen Mansion have hundreds enjoying the great outdoors this summer. It’s an audio attraction that was forced to be muted back in 2020. “It’s strange because you’re playing to the water, you’re playing to the shore, you’re…

Essentia Vision Northland Project Celebrating Well-Balanced Workforce

Underrepresented Workers Vital to Essentia's Vision Northland Project

DULUTH, Minn. – The Essentia Health Vision Northland Project is celebrating two milestones. The new, $900 million state-of-the-art facility is now approximately 40 percent complete. Another accomplishment resides within the workforce behind the project. According to Essentia Health, the operation is proud to have a workforce in which nearly 17 percent of the crew members are from groups traditionally underrepresented…

Midday Update 8-24-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 8-24-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update

Midday Update 8-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, August 16, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, August 16, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, ryan johnson, weather

More Than 140 Artists, Makers Setting Up at Bayfront Park Aug. 21, 22

Art in Bayfront Park Returns After a COVID-19 Prompted Hiatus in 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – Art in Bayfront Park is returning to Duluth for the 11th year on Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22. Art lovers will find quality work from local and regional artists. Work includes jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, metalwork, glass, and more. More than 140 artists and makers will take part in this year’s event. The culinary market…

Morning Update 8-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, August 16, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, August 16, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, ryan johnson, weather

FDA Authorizes Additional Vaccine Doses for Some Immunocompromised People

The Authorization Would Impact Roughly Three Percent of the U.S. Population

DULUTH, Minn. – Those with organ transplants, a cancer diagnosis, or an immune disorder could be the first people to receive a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. This, after U.S. health regulators have authorized an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in people with weakened immune systems to better protect them from the virus. “After two shots,…

Midday Update 8-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, August 13, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, August 13, 2021. Have a great weekend! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, ryan johnson, weather

Twisting Through the Trees on Spirit Mountain’s Alpine Coaster

Active Adventures: Timber Twister at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s Arman Rahman gives the Timber Twister at Spirit Mountain a try for the first time. Click here for tickets and more information. Categories: Active Adventures, Entertainment Tags: Active Adventures, Adventure, Alpine Coaster, Arman Rahman, community, Local News, Outdoor, Spirit Mountain, Timber Twister

Morning Update 8-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, August 13, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, August 13, 2021. Have a great weekend! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

St. Luke’s, Essentia Health Reporting Steady Rise in COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Both Healthcare Facilities Continue to Urge Unvaccinated Northland Residents to Receive Their COVID-19 Shot

DULUTH, Minn. – Essentia Health and St. Luke’s are both reporting a steady increase in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. In both facilities, patients are coming in after being diagnosed with the more transmissible Delta variant of the virus. “We need to all do this together. It isn’t about politics, it’s about people’s lives,” said Dr. Peter Henry with Essentia Health….

Over Abundance of Garden Fresh Tomatoes? Try This!

Cooking Connection: Semi Dried Tomatoes

Recipe:  Tomatoes – smaller ones work best Salt and Pepper Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fresh Basil or other herbs Cut tomatoes in half, place on parchment-lined sheet pans. Spray or brush with olive oil before you place it in the oven and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place them on the top rack of the oven at 200F…

Midday Update 8-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, August 12, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, August 12, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, Sam Gabrielli, weather

Two Harbors Art Fair Celebrates 27th Year as a Summer Tradition

Two Harbors Art Fair is Happening August 13 - 15, 2021

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The Two Harbors Art Fair, also known as Under the Spreading Walnut Tree Art Fair, is taking place Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15. This year, organizers are celebrating their 27th year as a summer tradition in the community located along the North Shore of Lake Superior. The fair features works of art including jewelry,…

Morning Update 8-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, August 12, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, August 12, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, Sam Gabrielli, weather

Midday Update 8-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, Sam Gabrielli, weather

Morning Update 8-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, Sam Gabrielli, weather

Midday Update 8-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Twin Ports Transplant Kick Starts ‘Too Good Bakery’

The Pop-Up Bakery can be Spotted at a Number of Events in Superior on a Weekly Basis

SUPERIOR, Wis. – They’re a dime a dozen these days – bakeries. However, it’s what each owner does to make their sweet treats special that sets that bar high, and customers coming back for more. “I bake with love and I’m backed by love,” exclaimed Liberty Smith, owner of Too Good Bakery. It’s a secret ingredient that can be hard…

Morning Update 8-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 8-5-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, August 5, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, August 5, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Cooking with Coco: Chicken with Olives and Lemon

This Mouthwatering Mediterranean Dish Makes for the Perfect Meal When the Summer Sizzle Sets In

DULUTH, Minn. – It can be hard to find the perfect, quick meals to toss together when the temps heat up in the summer months. In this week’s Cooking Connection, Chef Arlene Coco shares a delicious, mouthwatering Mediterranean meal that can be made in minutes. Enjoy! Several countries that border the Mediterranean claim a recipe to use the bounty of…