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Midday Update 6-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, June 14, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, June 14, 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

What To Know Leading Up To 45th Grandma’s Marathon

After Being Sidelined Due to COVID-19, Grandma's Marathon Will Take Place In-Person This Year With Safety Protocols in Place

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s an exciting week for many in the Northland — the 45th Grandma’s Marathon will take place Saturday, June 19. After going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, event organizers are thrilled to be hosting the marathon and entertainment in-person with safety protocols in place. A handful of volunteers are still needed to help make…

Morning Update 6-14-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, June 14, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, June 14, 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

Time to Hunt! City of Duluth Hosting Event for ‘National Get Outdoors Day’

The Event is Happening Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re itching to get outside and explore with your friends and family this weekend, the City of Duluth has the perfect opportunity with prizes attached. The Parks and Rec Dept. is teaming up with Leadership Duluth to host a citywide scavenger hunt. It’s happening Saturday, June 12, which marks National Get Outdoors Day. The hunt is…

Midday Update 6-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, June 11, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, June 11, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, ryan johnson, weather

‘Great Minnesota Get Together’ Officially Happening this Summer, Masks Not Required

The Minnesota State Fair is Happening August 26 - Labor Day, September 6

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota State Fair is officially back this summer after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fair officials made the announcement Friday. At this time, the State Fair does not expect there will be daily attendance limits. Face masks will not be required, but are “strongly” encouraged for those who are not fully…

Morning Update 6-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, June 11, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ryan Johnson for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, June 11, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, ryan johnson, weather

49-Year-Old Ham Lake Resident Dead After Crash in Culver Township

The Incident Happened Wednesday, June 9 Shortly After 10 p.m. in Culver Township

CULVER TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Authorities say a 49-year-old male from Ham Lake, Minnesota, has died after the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and struck several trees. St. Louis County Deputies responded to the incident shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday. It happened near the intersection of Highway 31 and Bong Road in Culver Township. Authorities say the man was…

Midday Update 6-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, June 10, 2021

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

Minnesota State Capitol Reopening to the Public Ahead of Special Session

Thursday Marks the First Reopening to the Public Since the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota State Capitol will start welcoming visitors once again on Thursday. It had been closed since the early days of the pandemic. Thursday’s reopening comes just one week after the fence around the capitol was fully removed. It was installed in response to the riots following the death of George Floyd and was even beefed…

Progress Reported on Wildfire Burning in BWCA

The Fire is Believed to Have Been Ignited by a Lightning Strike Last Friday

BWCA, Minn. – Crews are reporting progress on the Hassel Lake Fire burning approximately 10 miles northeast of Tower, Minn. within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) on the Superior National Forest. According to the U.S. Forest Service, Wednesday, firefighters were able to work directly along the edge of the fire after setting up water pumps and hose lines…

Ledge Rock Grille Showcases New Italian Entrée Ahead of the Summer Season

Cooking Connection: Papparadelle Con Maiale

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The summer season is kicking off along scenic Highway 61 near Two Harbors. In this week’s Cooking Connection, Chef Richard Selz with Ledge Rock Grille at Larsmont Cottages showcases a dish from their new summer menu. Enjoy! Ingredients:  Pork belly – 4oz Garlic, minced – 1tsp Oven-roasted tomato – 3 Pernod – 2oz White wine –…

Wisconsin Senate Passes Bills Making it Harder to Vote

The Measures Are Likely to be Vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Senate has approved Republican-backed bills that would create new hurdles for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots, limit the number and location of ballot drop boxes and impose new penalties for violating election law. All of the measures are almost certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who has said…

Morning Update 6-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, June 10, 2021

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

Midday Update 6-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 9, 2021

FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama deliver news and weather making headlines Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Duluth Monarch Buddies Hosting Pollinator Marketplace

The Event is Happening Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Coppertop Church

DULUTH, Minn. – With the recent heatwave, more butterflies and insects are returning to the Northland a little earlier than normal. On Saturday, June 12, Northland residents are welcome to stop by the Coppertop Church in Duluth. A pollinator marketplace is being offered by the Duluth Monarch Buddies. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., featuring milkweed…

Morning Update 6-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 9, 2021

FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama deliver news and weather making headlines Wednesday, June 9, 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

Duluth City Leaders Submit $44.5 Million in Earmark Spending Requests

The Requests Have Been Submitted to Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, Further Review is Pending

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is currently eligible to receive more federal funding under the Biden Administration. Five Congressional Directed Spending requests, or “earmarks,” have been submitted to Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson said the following during a press briefing on the requests Tuesday morning. “There is no guarantee that all of…

Midday Update 6-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 6-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 6-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, June 7, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, June 7, 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 Salvation Army Looking for Food Donations, Hygiene Products

The Need for Food and Hygiene Assistance Increases as Kids Get Out of School

DULUTH, Minn. – We often hear about the high demand for food and monetary donations during the holiday season, but demand remains just as high throughout the summer months as well. The Duluth Salvation Army is currently accepting donations of food and hygiene products. The increase in need stems from more students being home over the summer months, and families…

Morning Update 6-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, June 7, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, June 7, 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

The End of an Era: Carr’s Hobby Shop Final Auction

Carr Passed Away Abruptly One Year Ago; He Was 79

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland is nearing the end of an era. After years in business, and countless items collected, the final pieces of collectible items from Duluthian Jack Carr’s collection will be auctioned off Saturday, June 5. Organizers say this could be your chance to own a piece of history that you’ll never see again. “I’m wound up very…

Midday Update 6-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, June 4, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, June 4, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News

Keeping Animals in Mind During This Hot, Humid Weather Ahead

Animal Allies Humane Society Reminds Pet Owners to Use Caution as Temps Reach Upper 80s, 90s

DULUTH, Minn. – With temperatures soaring well into the upper 80s and low 90s this weekend and into next week, staff at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth want to remind the public, especially pet owners, of the danger hot weather can pose to pets. “Keep that air conditioning on if you do have to leave your pet in the…

Morning Update 6-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, June 4, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, June 4, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 6-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, June 3, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, June 3, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, News, weather

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Remain Steady at Essentia Health

Dr. Jon Pryor, President of Essentia Health, Talks Hospitalizations, Vaccinations, and Summer Safety

DULUTH, Minn. – Over 46 percent of the eligible population in Minnesota is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In Wisconsin, over 44 percent of the eligible population is fully vaccinated. While the numbers continue to climb, health officials say there is still plenty of work to be done. Dr. Jon Pryor is the President of Essentia Health in Duluth. Pryor says…

‘Summer Sipper’ Guide with Duluth’s Hoops Brewing

Dave Hoops, Owner of Hoops Brewing in Duluth, Showcases Three Perfect Brews to Sip this Summer Season

DULUTH, Minn. – The official start to summer kicks off on June 20 this year, but already with the heatwave on the way this weekend, many will be soaking up the summer sun at the beach or on the boat. Many local breweries and cideries are hoping you remember them as the season gets underway. Dave Hoops is the owner…

Morning Update 6-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, June 3, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, June 3, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Renovations at Wrenshall Public Schools Moving Forward with Completion Set for Early Fall

Phase Two Renovations Are Set to be Complete in Late-August

WRENSHALL, Minn. – You can feel it in the air – school is almost out for the summer. It’s been a year of new adventures, hard learning curves, and trying moments, but the staff at Wrenshall Public Schools is 100 percent focused on the future. “It’s great that we’re doing it, it’s like we’re finally here,” said Kimberly Belcastro, superintendent…

Midday Update 6-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 2021

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

Lake Superior Zoo Spring Membership Drive Ends Today

Zoo Officials Say Memberships Pay for Themselves After Two Visits to the Facility

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a summer packed with wild fun at the Lake Superior Zoo. Happening Tuesday, June 2, the zoo will host its M.A.D. Safari member appreciation day event. There will be free train rides, floats, and behind-the-scenes tours. Zoo CEO, Haley Cope, explains the benefits of becoming a member of the Lake Superior Zoo. “Beyond the bonus perks which…

Morning Update 6-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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

Midday Update 6-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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

Ready, Set, Build! LEGO® MASTERS Season 2 Kicks Off Tonight On FOX

Watch LEGO® MASTERS on FOX Starting Tuesday, June 1 on FOX 21

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re looking for a show that brings imagination, design, and creativity to life, then you’re in luck this summer. Tune in to FOX 21 Tuesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. for the season two premiere of LEGO® MASTERS. The show is hosted by actor and producer Will Arnett. Teams of two will compete against each other…

Morning Update 6-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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

Visit Cook County Looks Toward Summer Fun as Restrictions Continue to Ease

Visit Cook County Continues to Update Their Website Daily with New Entertainment, Activities Happening in the Region

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – With summer fun now in full swing, more visitors will be venturing up north to check out the sights, sounds, and entertainment Cook County has to offer. Kjersti Vick with Visit Cook County says they are prepared and excited to welcome tourists back to the region after a year of tight restrictions. Safety measures still remain…

Midday Update 5-31-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 31, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, May 31, 2021. Have a safe Memorial Day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Virginia Fire Department Makes Daring Duckling Rescue

The Rescue Took Place Sunday on the 200 Block of 5th Avenue South in Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA, Minn. – Fire crews in Virginia responded to the 200 block of 5th Avenue South Sunday on a report of some ducklings that had fallen into a sewer drain. The crew got creative with one fire medic even playing some duck sounds from her cell phone. Shortly after, duckling by ducking they all managed to be lured out of…

Wisconsin Dells Attractions Making Do With Fewer Workers

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) – One of Wisconsin’s major tourist attractions is making do during Memorial Day weekend with fewer workers, hoping that more will arrive during the summer. Tom Diehl is the president of the Attractions Association and Tommy Bartlett Inc. in Wisconsin Dells. He says they’re ready to welcome visitors but labor is a problem. Diehl tells WMTV-TV…

Minnesota Legislators Miss Friday Goal for Budget Numbers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Lawmakers are still negotiating Minnesota’s next two-year budget and won’t meet the goal of Friday set by their leaders for agreeing on the final numbers that will go into the big-spending bills that lawmakers must pass in the coming weeks. Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman says negotiators are still driving as hard as they can to get…

Morning Update 5-31-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, May 31, 2021

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Minnesota State Patrol Pleads with Drivers to Use Caution as Summer Travel Begins

As of May 27, 2021, 149 Traffic Fatalities Have Been Reported on Minnesota Roads

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota State Patrol is out with alarming new numbers as the Memorial Day weekend approached, just five months into the new year. The Department of Public Safety says 149 lives have been lost on Minnesota roads in 2021. That’s in comparison to 107 lives lost at this time in 2020. Troopers are reporting a 96 percent rise…

Northland Newborns 5-27-21

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…