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Midday Update 12-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 9, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Northland Newborns 12-9-21

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. Categories: Northland Newborns Tags: Brett Scott, community, Essentia…

Morning Update 12-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Midday Update 12-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 5, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, Dec. 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 12-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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Fresh Off First Major Snowfall, Outdoor Enthusiasts Hit the Trails

Staff at Maple Grove Lodging & Bait Store in Finland is Receiving a Plethora of Phone Calls Regarding Trail Conditions

FINLAND, Minn. – Just days after the first snow of the season, and outdoor winter enthusiasts are chomping at the bit to begin doing what they love. “We’re excited, the ice is forming really well for ice fishing so that was great,” said Nicole Chumley, owner of Maple Grove Lodging & Bait Store. From ice fishing to more intense activities…

Midday Update 12-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Hot Holiday Tech with Verizon Wireless

DULUTH, Minn. – Need a one-stop-shop for tech? Verizon’s got you covered with an online quiz to figure out which devices match your personality so you can Have the Holiday Your Way! Here are Verizon’s hot tech recommendations this season from Andrew Testa. The Pixel 6 is a completely redesigned, fully loaded Google smartphone. This device has a new camera…

Morning Update 12-7-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Midday Update 12-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 3, 2021

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

Morning Update 12-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, December 3, 2021

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City of Duluth Seeking Affordable Housing Development Proposals

Deadline to Apply is Jan. 30, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth is looking to fund up to four proposals from developers across the area to build affordable, multifamily, residential structures in Duluth that are in need of financial assistance. This past July, the city received federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act. From the $50 million received, $19.2 million has been set aside…

Midday Update 12-2-21

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

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Morning Update 12-2-21

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

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Scandinavian Christmas Village Returns to Knife River Dec. 4, 5

KNIFE RIVER, Minn. – You’ll be in for a great time on Dec. 4 and 5 in the community of Knife River located along Scenic Highway 61. The Knife River Recreational Council is hosting its annual Julebyen festival. It’s modeled after a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. Funds raised from the…

Midday Update 12-1-21

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

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

Morning Update 12-1-21

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

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

Christmas by the Lake Fundraising Gala Returns Wednesday, Dec. 1

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season for your favorite holiday tunes! The Bluebird Foundation invites the public to their fundraising gala Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Greysolon Ballroom in downtown Duluth. The event serves as the release for this year’s Christmas by the Lake album. Local musicians collaborate to share roughly 14 tracks on the CD. All of the funds raised…

Midday Update 11-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Morning Update 11-30-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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

North Shore Hunger Heroes Campaign Raises Over $186K Since 2016

Donations of Any Amount will be Matched Throughout December

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Since 2016, a campaign known as ‘North Shore Hunger Heroes’ has helped raise over $186,000 for food banks and programs in Northeastern Minnesota. Started by North Shore Federal Credit Union, the brand’s seven offices from Grand Portage to Duluth continue to accept donations to help fight food insecurities in small Northland communities. Members and non-members are…

Midday Update 11-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 29, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 29, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 11-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 29, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 29, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Free Entrance to All Minnesota State Parks This Friday

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – If you’re looking to shed those added Thanksgiving pounds after a day of non-stop eating, then Minnesota State Parks will be the place to go this Friday. Minnesota state parks and recreation areas offer four free admission days per year. The final one for this year lands on the Friday after turkey day. At Gooseberry Falls…

Duluth Fire Officials Remind Residents to Avoid Driving Over Fire Hoses

DULUTH, Minn. – While fighting a recent apartment complex fire in the East Hillside of Duluth, fire crews were dealt with an issue that continues to be a problem during operations throughout the city. The Duluth Fire Department is reminding residents, especially drivers, to avoid driving across fire hoses when they’re in use to fight a fire inside buildings. This…

Kiwanis Club Hosts Firefighter, Police Officer of the Year Awards Ceremony

DULUTH, Minn. – The Kiwanis International Club is giving thanks to two special public servants in the City of Duluth. A ceremony took place Wednesday honoring the Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year. Recently retired patrol officer Todd Shermer received the police officer of the year award after wrapping up his 16 years of service to the community. Matt…

Stay Safe, Plan Ahead: Duluth Fire Dept. Reminds of Grease Fire Dangers

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season to be extra mindful in the kitchen, especially when you have dozens of family members inside for the holiday season. Fire officials are reminding amateur chefs to not take on too many things this holiday season…and avoid getting overwhelmed. This often leads to fires in the kitchen, which nobody wants to deal with during…

‘Can Do Canines’ Offers Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe Throughout the Holidays

Keeping Your Dog Healthy During the Holidays

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota-based ‘Can Do Canines’ is offering a list of tips and tricks to follow in order to make sure your pets have a safe and ER-free holiday season. “Holidays can be stressful, and your dog may pick up on that too. New smells, tempting foods, and strangers in the home may all lead to higher stress levels…

Shop Small in Downtown Duluth this Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – Businesses in Downtown Duluth are gearing up for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27. Kristi Stokes, President of the Greater Downtown Council in Duluth, says this is typically one of the busier shopping days of the year for small businesses throughout the Downtown Waterfront District. Many will have special promotions, demonstrations, and open houses. “Shopping on Small Business…

Midday Update 11-23-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 11-23-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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No Concern: Duluth Whole Foods Co-op Has Plenty of Turkeys, Options Available

With National Supply Chain Issues Impacting the Thanksgiving Table, Whole Foods Co-op Explains Why They're Prepared

DULUTH, Minn. – The two Whole Foods Co-op locations in Duluth are preparing to help you secure the final menu items on your list ahead of Thanksgiving. After hearing nationally of turkey shortages, and a spike in the price for your Thanksgiving bird, we’re learning local might be your best option this holiday season. The Co-op offers frozen and fresh…

Pedro’s Grill & Cantina Settling in to New Location

Pedro's Grill & Cantina is Now Located at 7 8th Street in Cloquet, Minnesota

CLOQUET, Minn. – Throughout the past 20 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve witnessed multiple businesses that were forced to shut their doors or change the way they operate just to make ends meet. This week’s Knowing Your Neighbors shines the spotlight on one success story from the community of Cloquet. “We love the atmosphere! It’s really nice in here,”…

Three Duluth Elementary Schools Showcase New Nature Playscapes

Students will use the Nature Playscapes Throughout the Academic Year

DULUTH, Minn. – The preschool program at Duluth Public Schools is celebrating a big outdoor milestone. Three new nature playscapes are being unveiled to students under the age of five this week. The campuses receiving the new spaces include Myers Wilkins, Piedmont, and Laura MacArthur Elementary Schools. For the Duluth Public Schools early childhood coordinator, this opportunity is about providing…

Midday Update 11-22-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 22, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 22, 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

Morning Update 11-22-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 22, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Monday, November 22, 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 11-19-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 19, 2021

  Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Friday, November 19, 2021. Have a great day! Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update

Wrestle the Massive Rasputin Burrito on an Empty Stomach

Cooking Connection: Rasputin Burrito

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Cooking Connection, we are back in the kitchen at Burrito Union. If you are tired of potatoes and turkey, but still have that Thanksgiving appetite, check out the Rasputin. It comes with nearly everything on the line and barely fits in their largest tortilla.  It is also large enough to share with a friend…

Celebrate the Season with a Fresh Evergreen From Farmer Doug’s Tree Farm

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama heads out to Farmer Doug’s Christmas Tree Farm to get the scoop on trees available this holiday season. Getting a locally grown tree is great for the local economy and doesn’t come with the worry of supply chain shortages associated with plastic trees.  They also smell great! Click here…

Midday Update 11-18-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 18, 2021

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Midday Update 11-17-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Lake Superior Zoo Decking the Halls for First-Ever Light Display

Larger Than Life Lights Display will Open Friday, Nov. 26

DULUTH, Minn. – This holiday season the Lake Superior Zoo is going big and bright. Staff is currently decking the grounds of the zoo with six specialty animal inflatables that are “gigantic”. “We’re working with Landmark Creations which is a Minnesota-based company. We’re so happy to support local. They take a look at our animals like Tundra the brown bear…

Ruth House Reopens in Superior as Cold Temps Settle In

Donations of Money, Coats, Sleeping Bags, and Food Items Are Appreciated

SUPERIOR, Wis. – With temperatures overnight dipping to 30 degrees and colder, the Ruth House in Superior has reopened its doors for those in need of a warm, safe place to stay. Check-in time at the shelter goes from 8 – 9:30 p.m. nightly…with check-out time being at 8 a.m. Currently, the staff is seeing many people coming in who…

UMD Undergrad Students Showcase Research Projects

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of UMD undergraduate students had the chance to showcase their recent research projects to the public today. The Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase takes place each November and April. Students participating are awarded a $1,500 scholarship to use toward their research project. For one student, the research was pandemic-related, specifically looking at zoom fatigue, and…

Midday Update 11-16-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather