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Essentia Health President Urges Residents to Follow Guidelines as COVID Hospitalizations Increase

Dr. Jon Pryor, President, Essentia Health, Urges Northlanders to Be Smart, Mask Up, Follow COVID Safety Guidelines

DULUTH, Minn. – The coronavirus is making headlines daily, however, as COVID fatigue begins to set in, Dr. Jon Pryor, President of Essentia Health, is urging Northland residents to remain vigilant, and exercise extreme caution as the virus begins to take a toll on local hospitals. “Things are going okay, but things are tight. Our resources are being challenged, and…

Chester Bowl Hosting Virtual Skis, Suds, Slices Fundraiser to Benefit Northland Youth

The Virtual Fundraiser is Happening Friday, Nov. 13

DULUTH, Minn. – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chester Bowl Improvement Club is hosting Skis, Suds, & Slices, their annual fundraiser benefitting their scholarship fund, on Friday, Nov. 13. “Chester Bowl’s mission is to provide recreational opportunities to all Chester Bowl Park users, with an emphasis on family activities that are affordable to everyone,” said Dave Schaeffer, Executive…

Midday Update 11-6-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

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Morning Update 11-6-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

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Craving for Pizza and Cheeseburgers? Papa Murphy’s Has the Answer

Cooking Connection: New Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza at Papa Murphy's

DULUTH, Minn. – Have you ever had a craving for pizza, and a cheeseburger at the same time? If so, Papa Murphy’s has the perfect answer! In this week’s Cooking Connection, Meteorologist Ken Slama chats with the staff at the Grand Avenue Papa Murphy’s location about their upcoming promotions, and new creations on the menu. The Papa Murphy’s is located…

Midday Update 11-5-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

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Northland Newborns 11-5-20

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. If you would like to submit a photo with a description of a newborn in your life, click here, or email fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv. Categories: Community, Northland Newborns Tags: Brett Scott, community, Essentia Health, Local News, Northland Newborns

Morning Update 11-5-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursaday, Nov. 5, 2020

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Midday Update 11-4-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

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What’s Next? UMD Political Science Professor Details Days Ahead in Election 2020

Dr. Cynthia Rugeley is the Associate Professor and Department Head of Political Science at UMD

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Americans woke up Wednesday morning wondering what comes next in the race for the White House. Ballots are still being counted in a handful of key states, including Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina among others. Dr. Cynthia Rugeley is the Associate Professor and Department Head of Political Science at UMD. She joined…

Morning Update 11-4-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

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Nystrom: “We’re Within Striking Distance of Stauber in the Polls”

Nystrom is Proud of the Grassroots Support Her Campaign Has Received for Election 2020

BAXTER, Minn. – Democratic candidate for the 8th District Congressional Race, Quinn Nystrom, says she’s excited and highly optimistic of a victory for her campaign in election 2020. Nystrom visited Duluth Monday with the hope of getting residents to the polls on Tuesday to make sure their voices are heard. The Crow Wing County native previously served on the Baxter…

Deputy Auditor: 7,953 New Registered Voters in St. Louis County for Election 2020

Phil Chapman, St. Louis County Deputy Auditor, Says a Record Amount of Absentee Ballots Have Been Received in 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – According to Phil Champan, St. Louis County Deputy Auditor, nearly 8,000 more residents in St. Louis County registered to vote in 2020 than during the 2016 presidential election. Chapman says polling places have been well equipped with personal protective equipment thanks to help from the Secretary of State’s Office in Minnesota. Chapman tells FOX 21 Local News…

Midday Update 11-3-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

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Morning Update 11-3-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

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Midday Update 11-2-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

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Virtual 5k Trail Rivet Run Raising Funds for Superior Ski Trail Maintenance

The Virtual 5k Trail Rivet Run Will End on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The 2020 Virtual 5k Rivet Run/Walk is happening now through Sunday, Nov. 8. The fundraising event is taking place virtually this year to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The Rivet Run/Walk series raises money for the ski trails at Pattison State Park in Superior, Wis. Participants have until Nov. 8 to finish the virtual race, and…

Morning Update 11-2-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

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Midday Update 10-29-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

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Duluth Woman Shares Battle With Breast Cancer at Early Age

Nicole Elysian Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the Age of 34

DULUTH, Minn. – Hearing you’ve been diagnosed with cancer is never fun, at any age. For 35-year-old Duluthian Nicole Elysian, Halloween of 2019 is a day she will never forget. After experiencing abnormalities on her breast, she made the decision to set up an appointment with medical professionals at Essentia Health. She was 34-years-old at the time of her diagnosis….

Northland Newborns 10-29-20

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. If you would like to submit a photo with a description of a newborn in your life, click here, or email fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv. Categories: Community, Northland Newborns Tags: Brett Scott, community, Essentia Health, Local News, Northland Newborns

Busy Halloween Weekend Ahead? Hundreds of Jack-O-Lantern Pizzas Are Ready to be Baked

Cooking Connection: Keeping Halloween Dinner Stress-Free with Papa Murphy's

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, Meteorologist Ken Slama is helping take the stress out of dinner on Halloween. The West Duluth Papa Murphy’s location is expected to create more than 600 pizza on Halloween night, including their famous Jack-O-Lantern pies. The Papa Murphy’s is located at 4602 Grand Avenue Suite 400 in Duluth. Have a happy, safe…

Morning Update 10-29-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

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Spirit Mountain, Mont du Lac Anticipate Adventurous Winter Season

Snowmaking Has Begun at Both Resorts, with Mont du Lac Already Opening One Run on Oct. 24

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland recently experienced its first blast of winter weather, and while many aren’t yet welcoming the change of season, it has ski and snowboard enthusiasts thrilled to hit the slopes. The cooler weather is also kick-starting the snowmaking season at two recreational areas in the Twin Ports. “Here we are in October and we’re already seeing…

Midday Update 10-28-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

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Matilda’s Dog Bakery & Boutique Experiences Huge Influx of Customers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

With Pet Adoption Rates on the Rise, Joanne Elliott Says She's Working Around the Clock to Keep Customers Stocked on Pet Food, Treats, and Toys

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout the pandemic, countless local businesses have been dealt with many struggles, however, for one small business owner, sales are soaring as Northlanders are adopting and spending more time with their four-legged furry friends. “It’s all about the pets this year. It’s all about puppies, kittens, adoptions; we’ve sold more kitten food in the last three months…

Morning Update 10-28-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

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Midday Update 10-27-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

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Supreme Court Rejects Democratic Attempt to Extend Mail-In Voting Deadline in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is siding with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mailed ballots that are received after Election Day. In a 5-3 order, the justices on Monday refused to reinstate a lower court order that called for mailed ballots to be counted if they are received up to six days after the election. A federal appeals…

Morning Update 10-27-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

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Midday Update 10-26-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

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Tips for Having a Safe, Healthy Halloween Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Mary Cherne, St. Lukes Clinical Dietition, Provides Safer, Healthier Alternatives When it Comes to Celebrating the Holidays Amid COVID-19

DULUTH, Minn. – Having a safe and healthy Halloween will have a whole new meaning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary Cherne deals with dietitian, clinical nutrition, and diabetes care at St. Luke’s in Duluth. She’s urging Northlanders to err on the side of caution to keep yourself and loved ones safe this holiday season. This comes as the CDC is…

Morning Update 10-26-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

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Midday Update 10-23-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

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Morning Update 10-23-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

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Midday Update 10-22-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

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MISO Desserts and Catering Showcase Handcrafted Sweet Treats

Cooking Connection: Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Debuting a new business during a global pandemic is no easy task, but Cindy and Jonathan Katzmark were ready for the challenge. The duo has worked in the culinary industry for many years, and finally decided to branch off and begin an adventure of their own. The team works out of the kitchen space located inside the…

Northland Newborns 10-22-20

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. If you would like to submit a photo with a description of a newborn in your life, click here, or email fox21morningcrew@kqdsfox21.tv. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, Northland Newborns Tags: Brett Scott, community, Essential Health, Local…

Morning Update 10-22-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

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Midday Update 10-21-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

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A Place for Fido Expanding in Duluth’s Fitger’s Complex

Jamie Parent, Co-Owner of A Place for Fido, is Aiming to Open the New, Bigger Location by Mid-November

DULUTH, Minn. – Expanding a business is no easy task, but for the owners of one local pet supply store, this year has been full of first-time adventures. The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t putting a pause on expansion plans at A Place for Fido in the Fitger’s complex. “One thing that’s super exciting is we’re going to have a lake view,”…

Morning Update 10-21-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

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Midday Update 10-20-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

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Morning Update 10-20-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

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Midday Update 10-19-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

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Spooktacular Events Planned for Superior’s Annual Halloween Celebration

Superior Spooktacular Events Begin the Week of October 19

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Superior Spooktacular will move forward, with safety guidelines and altered events in place. The fun kicks off the week of October 19 with home decorating contest. Nearly two dozen entries were selected this year. A list will be posted on the Superior Spooktacular Facebook page with addresses of the qualifying homes….

Morning Update 10-19-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, Oct, 19, 2020

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Midday Update 10-16-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

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Morning Update 10-16-20

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

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