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Midday Update 5-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Federal Prison Camp in Duluth Welcoming Seven Puppies for Five Week Training

Can Do Canines is a Non-Profit Based in New Hope, Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – After a full year of nearly no visitors allowed due to COVID-19, the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth will once again welcome four-legged friends back into the facility this Thursday. Can Do Canines out of New Hope, Minnesota, works with seven prisons across the state, having selected inmates to train new litters of puppies before they become…

Morning Update 5-26-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Experience Outdoor Adventure at Jay Cooke State Park This Spring

The Campground at Jay Cooke State Park Continue to Fill Fast; Reservations Recommended

CARLTON, Minn. – Folks are flocking to Jay Cooke State Park this spring. Park rangers say midweek is the best time to visit right now if you’re looking to beat the big crowds. “The Park itself is almost 9,000 acres in size,” said Ty Gangelhoff, assistant manager at Jay Cooke State Park. It’s a vast landscape filled with countless opportunities for adventure. …

Midday Update 5-25-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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Morning Update 5-25-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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Midday Update 5-24-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 24, 2021

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Duluth Native to Appear in FOX’s New Season of “Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns”

Duluth Native Matthew Francis Johnson is a Busy Individual Working as a Chef, Video Producer & Author

DULUTH, Minn. – FOX’s new season of “Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns” will premiere Monday, May 31 at 7 p.m. Northlanders will be able to tune in and watch a familiar face, as Duluth native, Matthew Francis Johnson, will be on the new season pressing his luck with Chef Gordon Ramsay. Francis Johnson graduated from Duluth Denfeld in 2013, and Culinary…

Morning Update 5-24-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 24, 2021

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Ruby The Donkey Steals the Spotlight in Downtown Duluth

Ruby and Her Handler, Lane Halverson, Offered Free Rides to People Passing By Saturday Afternoon

DULUTH, Minn. – If you drove through downtown Duluth Saturday afternoon, chances are you noticed a donkey and a cowboy. 9-year-old Ruby made her first trip to Duluth from her home in South Range, Wisconsin. Ruby’s owner, Lane Halverson, was contacted by a friend who knows the owners of downtown’s newest eatery, Tacos, Tacos, Tacos. They asked him to bring…

27 Possible Voter Fraud Cases in Three Million Wisconsin Ballots

Nearly 3.3 Million People Voted in the 2020 Presidential Election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Just over two dozen potential cases of voter fraud out of more than three million ballots cast in the November presidential election have been identified by Wisconsin election officials and forwarded to local district attorneys for possible prosecution. That’s according to documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press under the state’s open records law. The 27…

Biden to Host Floyd Family at The White House Tuesday

The Meeting Comes as the Floyd Family Marks One Year Since George Floyd Lost His Life in Minneapolis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host George Floyd’s family at the White House Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of his death at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday the president would mark the anniversary of Floyd’s death, but offered no further details on his plans. Floyd died…

Update: Victim Identified in Fatal ATV Crash in Moose Lake Township

A Juvenile Male Was Killed After the ATV Rolled On Top Of Him

MOOSE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received report of an ATV crash on private property off County Road 13 in Moose Lake Township. Carlton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded along with members of the Moose Lake Fire Department and Essentia EMS. The ATV had been operated by a juvenile female. It was traveling…

Midday Update 5-21-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 21, 2021

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Morning Update 5-21-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 21, 2021

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Midday Update 5-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 20, 2021

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Northland Newborns 5-20-21

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. Click here for more information.  Categories: Northland Newborns…

St. Luke’s Infectious Disease Specialist Encouraging Teen COVID-19 Vaccinations

According to St. Luke's, Demand for Teen COVID-19 Vaccinations Has Been High Since Approval was Given

DULUTH, Minn. – Although fewer children and teens have been infected with COVID-19, they can still become infected and also spread the virus to others. Local infectious disease experts with St. Luke’s are encouraging parents to bring their teens aged 12-15 in for the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Sherry Johnson, Infectious Disease Specialist at St Luke’s, says parents are coming in…

Chef Arlene Coco Shares Recipe for Refreshing Asian Inspired Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad

Cooking Connection: Fresh Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad -- Great For Summer Meals!

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, regional cooking instructor, Chef Arlene Coco, shares a quick, easy recipe to toss together for a refreshing dinner this summer. Asian Inspired Chicken and Rice noodle Salad Rice sticks can be bought at most grocery stores these days. Mung bean thread noodles are also great, they are smaller and more translucent. Mung…

Morning Update 5-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 20, 2021

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Music Community Saddened by Closure of Duluth Electric Fetus

Reactions Ring Online, Throughout Downtown District As Duluth Electric Fetus Announces Closure After 33 Years

DULUTH, Minn. – The reaction is pouring in online, and through the downtown district of Duluth after Electric Fetus announced Tuesday the permanent closure of their Duluth location. Those with the local radio station, KUMD, say the closure deals a large blow to the local music scene in the Northland. They say not only did the business provide a wide…

Midday Update 5-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Minnesota Native, Actor Paul Cram Discusses Shooting New Movie on the North Shore

"Abroad" is a Bilingual Film Currently Being Shot Across Areas in Duluth and the North Shore

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Lights, cameras, and action are filling communities along the North Shore as crews work to shoot a new movie called, “Abroad.” One actor starting in the film is Paul Cram. He’s a native of Wyoming, Minnesota, who has been traveling the nation working on movies. Cram says he’s thrilled to be performing back in his home…

Registration Now Open for Upcoming Humane Society of Douglas County Fundraiser

Kickin' It For Animals Fundraiser is Happening Saturday, July 17, 2021

SUPERIOR, Wis. – You have the chance to help support the Humane Society of Douglas County this summer. The shelter is hosting their first Kickin’ It for the Animals Golf Scramble & Foot Golf Tournament. Participants will enjoy a beautiful day on Saturday, July 17 on the green at Norwood Acres Golf Course in Lake Nebagamon. A 9-hole golf scramble…

Morning Update 5-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Duluth Huskies Pitch Plans for Hosting Fans, Players Ahead of May 31 Season Opener

Changes Are Coming to Wade Stadium to Ensure Safety of the Fans, Players

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies are revealing more about what the future of the summer season will look like amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite safety guidelines in place, officials with the team are simply thrilled to be bringing a grand-slam of a good time back to Wade Stadium after the 2020 season was canceled. “Everybody is like on…

Midday Update 5-18-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Morning Update 5-18-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Artists, Makers Awarded Funds to Help Drive Traffic to Cloquet’s West End District

Funding is Going to Help Four Communities in the Northland Including Cloquet, Two Harbors, Cook, and Mahnomem

CLOQUET, Minn. – A partnership between two organizations and four Northland communities is looking to beautify rural areas in the Northland that are often forgotten about. Leadership in the City of Cloquet is eager to get the project going with the hope of bringing revitalization to the city’s West End District. “We have a lot of space and we have…

Midday Update 5-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 17, 2021

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North Shore Scenic Railroad Prepares for Summer Season Full Steam Ahead

Trains will Begin Taking Trips on Friday, May 21, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – After a year of unknown, the summer season is looking brighter as restrictions ease across Minnesota. The North Shore Scenic Railroad will begin running routes on Friday, May 21. The volunteer team at the North Shore Scenic Railroad has been working around the clock to get up-to-date with certifications, and making sure the tracks are ready to…

Morning Update 5-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 17, 2021

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Midday Update 5-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 14, 2021

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Babbitt Resident Needs Your Help to Win $10,000 Prize in National English Muffin Competition

Voting Ends on Sunday, May 16, 2021

BABBITT, Minn. – Local resident, Crystal Schlueter, from Babbitt, Minnesota is one step away from winning $10,000 and being crowned the winner of Thomas’ ‘Split Decisions’ Recipe Contest, but she needs your help. Thomas’ English Muffins celebrated National English Muffin Day on April 23 by inviting fans to create with both sides of their English muffin. Schlueter created Hawaiian Pesto…

Morning Update 5-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 14, 2021

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Northland Newborns 5-13-21

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. Click here for more information.  Categories: Community, Northland…

Midday Update 5-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Mixing Up Your Sandwich Routine with Lift Bridge Bagels

Cooking Connection: Everything Bagel with Avocado and Spring Mix

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, we’re back with Lexy Land at Lift Bridge Bagels to explore new ways to enjoy what is traditionally a breakfast food. The variety of bagels Lexy offers can make for a delicious addition to your lunch menu with whatever your favorite sandwich toppings happen to be. Click here for more information about…

Morning Update 5-13-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Midday Update 5-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Registration Now Open For Animal Allies Summer Camps

Camps Begin in Early June and Run Through August

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is preparing to host youngsters from all across the Northland for a new series of summer camps this year. The first camps begin in early June, and will follow current safety protocols and guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Camps range from puppy and kitten camps, to helping animals,…

Morning Update 5-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Learning Life Lessons During Nature Night in Gary New Duluth

Nature Nights Will Continue Through the Summer for Youth in the Duluth Area

GARY NEW DULUTH, Minn. – Getting kids off cell phones, and into the forest. It’s a goal of one teacher in the Gary New Duluth neighborhood as the community’s rec center continues to host Nature Nights. “In spring, kids should smell like dirt,” said Leslie Bucar, youth director at the Gary New Duluth Rec Center. You can practically smell the…

St. Louis County Public Health Prepares to Vaccinate Teens Aged 12-15

Vaccinations Would Begin Once the ACIP Votes to Move Forward with Pfizer Vaccinations for Teens Aged 12-15

DULUTH, Minn. – The FDA now says the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and offers strong protection for younger teens based on the testing of 2,000 volunteers. Shots could begin soon once a federal vaccine panel issues recommendations for using the vaccine in that age bracket. St. Louis County Public Health is already planning. Officials with the county say they’re…

Midday Update 5-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Morning Update 5-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Local Business Transforms From Catering to Food Truck Service Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

To Keep Business Booming, the Owners of 'Room at the Table' Have Turned to Food Truck Service

CLOQUET, Minn. – The past year has been interesting, to say the least for folks in the food service industry. From a lack of indoor dining to canceled events, many changes have had to occur for folks to make ends meet. “With COVID, we started flipping burgers and it worked out great,” said Paul Sapyta, owner of Room at the…

Midday Update 5-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 10, 2021

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Clinical Dietitian Reports Rise in Patients Dealing with Weight Gain, Eating Disorders

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting Individuals on Different Levels Including Weight Gain & Eating Disorders

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’ve packed on a few pounds over the past year, you’re not alone. In a poll of more than 1,000 WebMD readers, nearly half of the women and almost one-quarter of the men said they’d gained weight “due to COVID restrictions.” St. Luke’s Clinical Dietitian, Mary Cherne, says she’s seeing an influx of patients coming in…

Morning Update 5-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 10, 2021

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