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Pilot Project Compares Home Deconstruction Vs. Demolition

What's saved from the deconstruction will be sold to the public this week.

DULUTH, Minn.- Houses that are no longer suitable to live in are typically demolished and taken to a landfill but one Minnesota project potentially has a more environmental solution. Multiple sites are now being deconstructed rather than knocked down. The deconstruction of the tax-forfeited property at538 Rose Street is helping 85% of the materials stay out of a landfill. The…

Iron Mug Under New Ownership and Name

Starting on June 9th it will be called Letica's Iron Mug.

  Duluth, Minn.- The Iron Mug Coffee House is a staple the Morgan Park neighborhood, announced it would be closing its doors earlier this month but now it’s getting some new life after being purchased by a longtime Morgan Park resident. After receiving many concerned calls about the fate of the Iron Mug Coffee House friends convinced local businessman Mike…

Bayfront Family Center Open for the Season

The Bayfront Family Center is located by the harbor in Bayfront Festival Park.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s that time of the year the Bayfront Family Center in Duluth is welcoming all ages to come and enjoy the park. The Bayfront Family Center is located by the harbor in Bayfront Festival Park. It provides families with free activities to use in the park, ranging from bad mitten to ladder golf. “We’re trying to encourage people…

Gary New Duluth Memorial Service

The Veterans Memorial was built in 1952

DULUTH, Minn.- Service members that have died to protect our country were honored at the Gary New Duluth Veterans Memorial. Despite a little rain, the memorial was full of Northlanders offering silence and applause. Their hands over their hearts and head bowed down to honor our country. One speaker addressed the crowd with the reminder; we are the free because…

Students Learn How to Leave No Trace on the Trails

Leave no trace is a set of principles to help enjoy the outdoors sustainably.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Great Outdoors took over Congdon Park Elementary School as students learn how to preserve our forests. The Superior National Forest’s educational outreach program aims to inspire students to enjoy our trails but also know the proper etiquette. The gym transformed into a mock boundary waters campsite at Congdon Elementary School. “We want kids to care about the environment…

Million Dollar Powerball Ticket Still Unclaimed

The winning ticket was sold in Carlton at the Minit Mart Carlton.

CARLTON, Minn.- A million dollar winning lottery ticket was sold right here in the Northland and has yet to be claimed. The winning ticket was sold in Carlton at the Minit Mart Carlton. This win is not only profitable for the lucky lottery player but the gas station as well. Minit Mart will receive a $5,000 bonus once the million…

Construction Begins for New Roundabout

The major goal is to cut down traffic incidents but some locals remain concerned.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Big changes are now underway at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 33 in Cloquet, an intersection that has seen many serious car accidents and fatalities in recent years. Construction of a roundabout to replace the intersection began on Monday.  The major goal is to cut down traffic incidents but some locals remain concerned. Studies show roundabouts decrease…

Local Veterans Save Memorial Day Parade

Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 56 heard the news two weeks ago and began efforts to save the parade.

DULUTH, Minn.- Just two weeks before Memorial Day word spread that the annual parade was canceled but local veterans found a way to keep the parade in motion. The Memorial Day Parade in Duluth has been a tradition for decades, but due to lack of participation and health problems the Northland Veterans Services Committee decided the parade was not going to…

Donating Blood in the Bloodmobile

FOX21 hosts a blood drive at the station.

DULUTH, Minn.- Everyday nearly 40 thousand pints of blood are needed. Saturday blood donors stopped by FOX 21 to help reach that goal. The Mobile Blood Donation Bus parked right outside the station. Community members came inside to sign–up and donated right here on site. Receiving donations this time of year is crucial for hospitals. “Memorial Holiday weekend, we also have…

Celebrating the Veterans Memorial Hall 5-K Fun Run

The Fun Run helps fund programs and preserve history at the VMH.

RICE LAKE, Minn.- The Veterans Memorial Hall was established back in 1910, and early Saturday morning runners are racing to keep its programs running. The annual Veterans Memorial Hall 5-K Fun Run helps fund programs and preserve history at the VMH. Runners and walkers of all ages hit the course for a good cause. “To be able to have funds…

A Day Dedicated to Duluth Parks

This is the first Duluth Parks Day to honor the outdoor areas here in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluthians are getting outside and celebrating the city’s parks. This is the first Duluth Parks Day to honor the outdoor areas here in Duluth. Each park offered a different activity for kids and families to participate in. We stopped by Lester Park, where kids learned how to Geo–catch finding capsules and trinkets hidden in the forest. “It’s a…

Morgan Park Graduates Can Take a Piece of Its History

We all know Morgan Park Middle School played a part in many Duluthians' lives

DULUTH, Minn.- If you are a past Morgan Park School graduate, now’s the time to grab a piece of memorabilia. We all know Morgan Park Middle School played a part in many Duluthians’ lives, now that the lot is on to its next chapter, you can soon take a piece of the building to honor the old school. “It’s a thing,…

Local Family Seeks Funding for Feet

Neal's feet didn't develop properly because of a birth defect known as cleft foot, his parents are asking for support

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Its been quite a journey for one Northland family to find the right medical care for their son, now all the cards are in place, but they need some help from the community. Last week we brought you the story of the Dahlberg family, who reached out to the community for help bringing their adopted daughter Anna home from…

Duluth Honors Worker of the Year

Telisha Madison with the non–profit City Center Housing is worker of the year.

DULUTH, Minn.-Mayor Emily Larson is honoring workers who have jumped many hurdles. The Minnesota Job Honor Awards celebrates minnesotans who overcome barriers to employment. The worker of the year goes to Telisha Madison. “The message that I want to send is even though you go through so much and you think that things are not going to go right and…

Quick-Changing Weather Crushes Sailboat Into Aerial Lift Bridge

Nobody was injured but the possibility was very real for that to happen as the force of Mother Nature was too powerful to control. 

DULUTH, Minn.- It started out as a beautiful 80-degree day on Lake Superior, but that quickly changed. Nobody was injured but the possibility was very real for that to happen as the force of Mother Nature was too powerful to control. “We just proved it yesterday the weather on Lake Superior can change in two seconds,” Campbell said. The first…

Honoring Duluth’s First Responders

Heads bowed on Thursday in honor of the 128 officers that died while serving the community

DULUTH, Minn.- Police week celebrations continue in the Northland, as first responders in Duluth were recognized. The 29th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Prayer Luncheon is dedicated to honoring officers serving, retired, and fallen. Heads bowed on Thursday in honor of the 128 officers that died while serving the community, one right here in Minnesota. “So we remember those that actually…

The Bedrock Bar Transforming into the Caddy Shack Indoor Golf and Pub

The revamped expansion sports bar will have virtual golf simulators.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Bedrock Bar is under new ownership, a new name, and adding a new feel to Lincoln Park. The Sweet Spot Indoor Golf is expanding at what use to be the Bedrock Bar. The property will now be called the Caddy Shack Indoor Golf and Pub. The new owners tell us they wanted to keep their business in the…

Council Members Deny Vacation Rental Extension

The vacation rental cap will remain at 60 units.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth City Council voted again adding additional vacation rentals. At the City Council meeting Monday night, the ordinance to add more vacation rentals in the city of Duluth was turned down 5-4.  Currently, the city allows 60 vacation rental units. The ordinance would have increased the rentals to 114. Council members Anderson, Russ, Sipress, Van Nett, Westerlund voted against….

Parklets Taking Over Downtown Duluth

Parklets are a deck like platform in a parking space, which can be used for a variety of purposes.

DULUTH, Minn.- Parking spots in downtown Duluth are being taken over, not just by tourists, but being transformed into spaces known as “parklets.” Parklets are a deck like platform in a parking space, which can be used for a variety of purposes. Zeitgeist Café is constructing its own parklet right now and plans to utilize the space every way they…

How to Show Support for Your Local Police Officers

One community is hosting a luncheon to show they are thankful for the departments services.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- National Police Week is a time dedicated to honoring fallen officers, but in Superior the community is taking this opportunity to honor those that have passed away along with officers currently serving. Reaching out to the police department on Facebook letting them know who helped you and how is a great way to show you’re thankful. But acknowledging their…

Community Helps Raise Funds for International Adoption

The Dalhbergs have the mounds of paperwork filled out, their hearts, and home ready for little Anna.

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis.- Nearly one year ago today a family in Solon Springs Wisconsin decided to add another member. Now the Dahlberg’s are finalizing finally bringing an 8-year-old girl home from China. The adoption process has been challenging but fox 21’s Lauren Leigh reports it has been made possible through the help of the community. The Dalhbergs have the mounds of…

Knowing Who and Where Your Food is From

Market Day Duluth hosts a meet and greet to sign-up for a CSA.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s that time of year for locally grown fresh produce to start hitting the stands, one local market is helping you know where and who your food comes from. Starting in June Market Day Duluth will host its own farmers market, through Community Supported Agriculture. To prepare for the season today individuals could come in and signup for…

Mother’s Day on the North Shore Scenic Railroad

The train will take you 90 miles up the North Shore.

DULUTH, Minn.- There are plenty of ways to show your mom some love on Mother’s Day this Sunday. it’s become a tradition for some to hope on the North Shore Scenic Railroad. The train offers a special Mother’s Day Luncheon which sells out every year. Moms can enjoy a 90 minute trip to Two Harbors while enjoying lunch in what’s…

Incorrect Tax Property Assessments Raise Concern

The phones started ringing off the hook at the Greater Downtown Council and County Commissioner's office immediately after the evaluation notices were sent out.

DULUTH, Minn.-  After property evaluations were recently sent out by St. Louis County many local downtown Duluth businesses were shocked to see huge increases in the value of their property. Now the county assessor’s office is taking a second look at how they evaluated those properties with the possibility of changes being made. The phones started ringing off the hook at the…