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Servers and Customers at Local Diner Work Together to Evacuate Safely

Around 10 a.m. Thursday morning, customers at Julie's Diner began to point out the large smoke cloud outside the restaurant.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Husky Oil Refinery explosion last Thursday forced business in Superior to close up shop for the day. We spoke with one local dinner where servers and customers watched it all happen right from the window. Around 10 a.m. last Thursday morning, customers at Julie’s Diner began to point out the large smoke cloud outside the restaurant. Staff…

Local Library Helps Community Focus on Health

One method used, was coloring.

DULUTH, Minn.- You’ve heard it many times before, taking time out of your day to care for yourself is important. The Duluth Public Library gave a space for community members to focus on their health on Saturday. Organizers say there are many ways we can reduce stress in our life. One method used, was coloring. Studies show coloring has mental health…

Superior Residents Excited to Return Home

The evacuation order was lifted Friday morning at 6 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The evacuation order that had been put in place for a large area around superior was lifted at 6 a.m. we spoke with families heading home. The Twin Ports Region teamed up to ensure Superior residents had a safe place to stay. Now the hustle and bustle continues as families head home. A lot of Duluth hotels were completely…

Emergency Plan Keeps Adoptable Four-Legged Friends Safe

The Douglas County Humane Society was forced to evacuate after the Husky refinery explosion on Thursday.

  SUPERIOR, Wis.-  We checked in on our four-legged friends at the Douglas County Humane Society after dealing with evacuating. The shelter shook on Thursday, after the explosion at the Husky refinery, putting their emergency plan in motion. The director says the plan has been in place for nearly five years and they never expected to put it to use….

More Medical Services Available in Ashland

St.Luke’s celebrated its new Chequamegon Clinic building on Wednesday, April 25th.

ASHLAND Wis.- The Ashland community now has better access to medical specialists. St.Luke’s celebrated its new Chequamegon Clinic building on Wednesday, April 25th. Medical professionals say the larger space has been a long time coming. The Chequamegon Clinic has been serving the Ashland community for over 40 years, now the new location offers new opportunities. The 7 million dollar, 22 thousand…

Out with the Snow in with the Campers

Although Buffalo Valley Campground is open year-round, its busy season is coming soon.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Buffalo Valley Campground, is open all year-round but excitement is blooming, as they prepare for the busy season. Located just 10 miles outside of Duluth, the campground is packed with Northshore adventurists. But getting blanketed with snow in late April, pushed the season back a smidge. “Mother nature threw a big monkey wrench into us this year,” campground…

Fond Du Lac College is Helping Connect Students with Local Jobs

Officials say the expo shows students other routes their degree can take them.

CLOQUET, Minn.- One local college is helping health and nursing students get a foot in the door for jobs after graduation. Fond Du Lac Community College is hosting a Nurse and Health Sciences Expo. The event brings local organizations in the industry to show students the many job opportunities in their field locally. “It’s great to have the local job fair…

Remembering the 1918 Moose Lake Fire

The Moose Lake Historical Area Society opens on May 1st.

MOOSE LAKE, Minn.-The tragic fire that struck Moose Lake back in 1918 is being remembered by a new mural. Local artist Brian Olson painted the mural on the Moose Lake Area Historical Society’s walls. The mural is one of the many planned event to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the fire. “We need to be reminded what they went through, it’s…

New Shingles Vaccine Available

Medical professionals say you should receive the shingles vaccine whether you remember having chicken pox or not.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s a common disease in elderly adults, medical professionals warn, shingles can be painful and cause many side effects. But now a new vaccine is on the market. The new shingles vaccine Shingrix is %90 effective. Medical professionals recommend it for anyone over 50. The vaccine is given in two doses, then lasts for a lifetime. Studies show by…

Education Leaders Discuss Helping Kids Experiencing Trauma

Organizers believe educating a variety of organizations using the same message, helps with consistency.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s a common concern for educators trying to find the best way to reach students facing tough situations in their lives. Education leaders from across Northland spent Thursday learning how to better handle these students. The conference is not only a space for educators to learn as a team but also a chance to share experiences. The Early…

Enbridge Line 3 Protesters Attend Pretrial

This comes after protesters locked themselves inside Wells Fargo back in January.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The controversial Enbridge Line 3 battle continues as three protestors attended a pretrial hearing on Thursday, after chaining themselves to Wells Fargo back in January. Protestors Michael Niemi, Ernest Burbank, and Scot Bol are facing misdemeanors of disorderly conduct, trespassing, and obstructing the legal process. They pleaded not guilty at St. Louis County Court. Defendants say they aim…

Meteorologist Talks Weather with Future Scientists

FOX 21's William Seay spoke with second graders at Wrenshall Elementary School.

DULUTH, Minn.- Our very own William Seay informed our future scientists what it’s like as a meteorologist. William spoke with second graders at Wrenshall Elementary School. Students are currently learning about weather in class. Their teacher says hearing from an expert gives students a better perspective. Weather is taught in the spring because here in the Northland, you never know…

College Campus Sparks Conversation for Sexual Assault Awareness

Nearly 500 universities across the U.S. are taking part in the It's On Us campaign.

DULUTH, Minn.- Students at St. Scholastica are joining in on a national movement to end sexual assault on campus. April is sexual assault awareness month and the saints are joining the It’s On Us campaign to address on-campus issues. The It’s On Us movement started back in 2014. Now nearly 500 campuses across the nation are involved. On Tuesday St….

Handcrafted Bowls Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Food Bank

This is the 25th annual Empty Bowls Event.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 25th annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser took over the depot Tuesday in downtown Duluth. Hundreds of handcrafted bowls are on display and sold to the public to help raise funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Nearly $60,000 are raised through the Empty Bowls event. Artists and students have been crafting pottery all year long for this fundraiser. “I…

Students Create Customizable Shin Guards

The product is made using a 3D printer.

DULUTH, Minn.- A group of student-athletes are creating a product they say isn’t available in the current market. At St. Scholastica students are creating shin guards by using a 3D printer. A group of four soccer players are making fully customizable shin guards. The students say this is the only product like it on the market and they can be made in nearly…

8th Congressional District Candidate Calls for Code of Fair Campaign Practices

8th Congressional District Candidate Michelle Lee asks fellow candidates to sign the code.

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite receiving no endorsement at the DFL Convention this past weekend 8th Congressional District Candidate Michelle Lee announced she’s moving onto phase two of her campaign. On Monday Lee says there’s an opportunity gap in the district, which needs to be addressed through reform and change. Meanwhile, Lee is asking fellow democratic candidates to abide by the code…

Fish Regrows Tail in UMD Experiment

Students at UMD are sharing their semester long studies with the public.

DULUTH, Minn. – Students at the University of Minnesota Duluth got to show off their semester-long research. From finding one of the oldest rocks in the world on the Iron Range, to finding out one fish can regrow its tail, UMD students will take us there. Bulldog students put in many hours and a lot of hard work for research which…

How to Become an Iron Range Tour Guide

Interested community members can take a class on April 17th

HIBBING, Minn.- The Iron Range is becoming more tourist-friendly with the help of members of the community. A certified tourism and ambassador program is being incorporated from Hibbing to Hoyt Lakes. You can become a tour guide but you need to know the must-see attractions from trails to disc golf. “Most of us have gone out to these attractions and certainly…

Iron Range Community Displays Support for Sexual Assault Victims

April is sexual violence awareness month.

IRON RANGE, Minn. During the month of April the Iron Range is decorated to honor victims of sexual violence Over 300 teal ribbons are placed around trees to honor local victims of sexual assault.Organizers hope the display brings awareness and understanding. “We live in a world where it’s hard to come forward with sexual abuse and sexual assault problems,” executive director…

First Bricks Removed in Superior Street Construction

Road closures will begin on April 16th.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s finally here, construction signs and crews are chipping away at Superior Street. The construction in downtown Duluth is taking place over three years, the city celebrated removing the first bricks. “We are going to embark on a project that is going to be inconvenient and exciting,” Duluth’s Mayor Emily Larson said.  On Thursday, the first bricks on…

Flag Ceremony Honors Organ Recipients and Donors

The flag is raised for 24 hours every time an organ is donated.

DULUTH, Minn.- Organ donors and recipients were honored today in downtown Duluth. Studies show over 3,00 people in the Midwest are waiting to receive an organ. Essentia Health raised a flag showing support for donors and recipients. We spoke with a donor recipient, who received a heart from a young man in a motorcycle accident. “I would go out of…

Superior Public Library Expanding to Offer More Programs

This is the first time in nearly 25 years the library will undergo renovations.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Public Library is undergoing renovations to create more space for community members. This is the first update the library has received in nearly 25 years. Overall the project is halfway completed, work is underway for a new teen area, the children’s room is being expanded, and new carpeting. “We just hope to be able to offer…

UMD National Championship Gear Hits the Shelves

The official championship gear can be found on UMD campus.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  Fans are stocking up on new apparel honoring the Bulldogs win. The UMD Stores on campus started stocking the shelves with hundreds of championship gear early Tuesday morning. This is the busiest day for the campus store and it’s no surprise to staff. “We’re sure to be stocked for today, tomorrow, and the upcoming weeks so it’s just…

Superior Receives First State of the City Address in Years

Mayor Jim Paine informed the community of his achievements and future plans.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  For the first time since 2010 Superior receives State of the City Address. On Tuesday, Mayor Paine presented to the community his achievements over the past year and his future plans. Paine says it’s an honor to serve as Mayor and feels the public should be informed. Afterward, the packed crowd responded with applause. Mayor Paine says next…

Duluth Will be Providing Money to Better Protect Firefighters

The new gear will help better protect firefighters from carcinogens.

DULUTH, Minn.- Studies show cancer is the number one cause of death for firefighters. This is likely due in part to cancer-causing chemicals released into the air at fire scenes that then soak into their gear. The city of Duluth has announced it will now spend more money to protect firefighters by giving them all a second set of gear…