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Duluth Parks and Rec Hosting Free Gobbler Glide Skating Event

The Gobbler Glide is Happening Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all turkeys, toddlers, kiddos, and adults! Duluth Parks and Rec Dept. is hosting a free skating event Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The Gobbler Glide will feature a DJ, turkey bowling, ice skating with free rentals available, games, prizes, and more. The fun is taking place at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center. Categories:…

Morning Update 11-16-21

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

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19 Local Businesses Prepare for Holiday Season as Red Curtains Go Up

Window Displays will be Unveiled Friday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re seeing more red throughout downtown Duluth and Canal Park this week, you’re not alone. It’s once again time for the annual red curtain window display contest. Ahead of the Christmas City of the North Parade this Friday, 19 local businesses are taking part in the challenge this year. The Greater Downtown Council has sponsored the…

Fire Officials Remind Residents of Space Heater Safety

DULUTH, Minn. – Tis the season to think safety. With temperatures dropping into the teens and single digits, the Duluth Fire Department wants to remind Northlanders to think twice before overloading outlets. With many space heaters coming out of hibernation, Deputy Fire Marshal Christopher Orman recommends checking your fire and carbon monoxide alarms before blasting the heat. It’s also important…

Safety First: Minnesota Kicks off Winter Hazard Awareness Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday kicks off Winter Hazard Awareness Week. It’s a time when the Minnesota Department of Public Safety teams up with the National Weather Service to promote safety as the bitter cold season sets in. Aside from breaking down the difference between watches, warnings, and advisories, the Duluth Fire Department is taking time to remind folks about the…

Midday Update 11-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 15, 2021

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Cloquet Armory Prepares to Host November Craft & Vendor Sale

The November Craft & Vendor Show is Happening Nov. 19-20 in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn. – Nearly 80 local and regional vendors are preparing to take part in a show at the Cloquet Armory and Pine Tree Plaza at Super One. The Fall/Christmas Craft & Vendor Show is happening Friday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Organizers say it’s the perfect…

Morning Update 11-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 15, 2021

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Duluth Musician Releases New Holiday Album, “Coventry Carols”

Coventry Carols will be Released Nov. 19

DULUTH, Minn. – For many, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness, but for one local musician, she’s flashing back to the past with a new album that’s soon to be released. Ingeborg Von Agassiz says she came up with the idea for a Christmas album over five years ago when she first started performing. Now, thanks to a…

Midday Update 11-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 12, 2021

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Search Continues for Missing Mother From Western Wisconsin

Miller-Carlson Has Been Missing Since Her Vehicle Was Found Partially Submerged in Pine County Sept. 24

PINE COUNTY, Minn. – Crews in Pine and Burnett Counties continue to search for Ashley Miller-Carlson after her rental car was located, partially submerged, in Grace Lake in Pine County, Minnesota on Sept. 24, 2021. Authorities say Ashley’s personal belongings were left inside the vehicle. The Pine County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office to check Ashley’s residence…

Battle Over U.S. Wolf Protections Heading to Federal Courtroom

Wildlife Advocates Ask the Judge to Restore Protections for Wolves

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – U.S. government attorneys are set to appear before a federal judge to defend a decision from the waning days of the Trump administration that lifted protections for gray wolves across most of the country. The hearing on Friday before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in California comes as officials in Republican-led states including Wisconsin, Montana, and…

Morning Update 11-12-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, November 12, 2021

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UWS Theatre Hosting All-Alumni Production of “The Octette Bridge Club”

The Production Opens Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you’re interested in catching a live production, you’ll want to head to the UW-Superior Theatre Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The theatre is preparing to host the all-alumni production of “The Octette Bridge Club.” It’s the story of eight sisters who get together twice a month to play bridge. The plot plays out over a…

Midday Update 11-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 11, 2021

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St. Louis River Alliance Hosting Sustainability & Membership Drive

The Drive Ends Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is celebrating another successful year of hard work with a sustainability drive happening now through Tuesday, Dec. 14. Throughout the rest of 2021, the organization will be hosting various events in the community to share current initiatives and encourage people to connect with the St. Louis River. There will be multiple fundraisers…

Northland Thanksgiving Staple Returns at Burrito Union

Cooking Connection: Burrito Union Thanksgiving Burrito

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Cooking Connection takes Meteorologist Ken Slama to Burrito Union in Duluth where he gets an early taste of turkey with their Thanksgiving burrito. It comes with everything you would expect to see come dinner time on the 4th Thursday in November and it is all made in-house, including the turkey. Click here for more information…

Morning Update 11-11-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Duluth Pack Hosting “Pups and Packs” Adoption Event

The Event is Happening Friday, Nov. 12

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack is eager to announce its upcoming event in partnership with Ruffwear and Northern Lakes Rescue for a ‘Pups and Packs’ dogs and puppies adoption at the legendary retail store location. On Friday, Nov. 12 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Duluth Pack’s event will unite outdoor enthusiasts and dog lovers alike. The event is happening at…

Midday Update 11-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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Morning Update 11-10-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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Essentia Health Hosting Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic

The Free Event is Happening at 330 North 8th Avenue East in Duluth on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re concerned about the risk of skin cancer, a free event on Thursday, Nov. 11 might help put your mind at ease. Essentia Health is hosting the event. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States, with one in five Americans developing it by age 70. Health officials say the elderly…

Midday Update 11-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Chester Bowl Skis, Suds, & Slices Fundraiser Happening This Week

The Virtual Auction Begins Wednesday, Nov. 10

DULUTH, Minn. – Chester Bowl is proud to present its annual Skis, Suds, & Slices fundraiser beginning Wednesday, Nov. 10, and wrapping up Friday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. “At Chester Bowl, we believe that every family should be able to learn to ski or snowboard and attend summer camp regardless of their family income,” said Dave Schaeffer, executive director…

Midday Update 11-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 8, 2021

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Morning Update 11-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 8, 2021

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At-Large Council Members Tomanek, Awal Speak Out After Election Victory

New Council Members will be Sworn in Come January 2022

DULUTH, Minn. – Two new at-large Duluth city council members have been elected to their positions earlier this week. We caught up with Terese Tomanek, who was previously appointed to fill the position of councilor Barb Russ last year, and newly elected Azrin Awal, Duluth’s first Asian American to sit on the council. For Tomanek, she looks forward to continuing…

Midday Update 11-5-21

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

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Annual Rivet Run Happening Sunday at Pattison State Park

Participants Must Register by Saturday, Nov. 6 at Noon

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In this week’s Active Adventures we are getting ready for the Rivet Run with Eve Graves which happens this Sunday, Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. The Rivet Run is a 5k trail run/walk fundraiser for the upkeep of hiking and ski trails at Pattison State Park. Registration is $20 and must be completed online by noon Saturday,…

Morning Update 11-5-21

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

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Falling into Healthier Habits with ‘Oh So Smoothie’

Cooking Connection: Super Green Smoothie

DULUTH, Minn. – We’re making smoothies in this week’s Cooking Connection with ‘Oh So Smoothie.’ This time we are taking the healthier option as we head into the season full of sweets and treats. In addition to using all fresh ingredients, Katie uses her young children for taste testing. So, if you don’t trust Ken’s word on how the Super…

Midday Update 11-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 4, 2021

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Morning Update 11-4-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, November 4, 2021

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Midday Update 11-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue Searching for More Foster Homes, Adopters

Based in the Twin Cities Metro Area, Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue Serves the Entire State

DULUTH, Minn. – Serving the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue has worked for years to pair stigmatized bully breeds with the right families after they’re moved from states such as Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. Just last year, they helped rescue a record number of 200 pit bulls from life-threatening situations. On average, they help place over…

Morning Update 11-3-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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Midday Update 11-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Morning Update 11-2-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Midday Update 11-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 1, 2021

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Tests Positive for COVID

Lt. Gov. Flanagan Received the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Last Spring

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19, she announced over the weekend. Flanagan says she received the positive test after caring for her 8-year-old daughter Siobhan, who tested positive on Oct. 22. The lieutenant governor received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last spring. Flanagan said she and her husband, Tom, had…

Morning Update 11-1-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, November 1, 2021

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Duluth Parks and Rec Hosting ‘Halloween Hunt’ in Lincoln Park

There Are 20 Halloween Symbols Hidden Throughout Lincoln Park Along Miller Creek

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re looking to gorge yourself on festive fun this weekend while enjoying the nice weather, Duluth Parks and Rec has an opportunity for you. They’re hosting a Halloween Hunt in Duluth’s Lincoln Park. All weekend long, families and all hikers are encouraged to trek along Miller Creek in the park, looking for 20 Halloween-themed symbols in…

Fire Officials Encourage Safety First This Halloween Weekend

Children Should Have Bright Colored Costumes, Reflective Material While Trick-or-Treating

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fire Department wants to make sure everyone enjoys treats, not tricks this Halloween weekend. They’re looking to remind parents and children of the potential dangers associated with trick-or-treating. After COVID-19 practically sidelined festive fun last year, they’re encouraging parents to have a talk with kids before heading out to collect candy. It’s important to stay…

Spooktacular Fun Planned in Superior This Weekend

Events Kick off Friday with the Fun Wrapping Up on Halloween Night

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Calling all ghosts and goblins! If you’re looking for spooktacular fun, head to the City of Superior this weekend. The annual Superior Spooktacular celebration begins Friday at 3 p.m. with Trick-or-Treating in the Business Improvement District. There will then be a drive-in movie at World of Wheels, and the free ‘Massacre on Hammond’ walk-thru display at 7…

Midday Update 10-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, October 29, 2021

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Eyes On The Prize: Archery Courses Offered at Chalstrom’s Range

Chalstrom's is Located at 5067 Rice Lake Road in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama channels his inner Robin Hood at Chalstrom’s archery range – minus the bycocket and tunic. The knowledgeable and helpful staff was able to get him dialed in and hitting the center of the target in no time. They are open 7 days a week if you want to head up…

Morning Update 10-29-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, October 29, 2021

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Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue Looking for More Fosters, Adopters

Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue Looks to Break Down the Stigma Surrounding 'Bully Breeds'

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re looking to make a big impact in the lives of animals this month, look no further. October serves as Pit Bull Awareness Month. It’s a time when activists and rescue operations spread the word of positivity. Twin Cities-based Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue serves the entire state with a mission of taking rescued pit bulls in…

Local Mother Brings Nutritional Smoothie Options to Duluth

Cooking Connection: Banana Bread Smoothie with 'Oh So Smoothie'

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, Meteorologist Ken Slama meets up with Katie Dague of ‘Oh So Smoothie’ to see what smoothie creations she has to offer. Stepping away from more traditional smoothies, Katie combines fresh ingredients to whip up a banana bread smoothie. If you like banana bread, then you will find this smoothie to be delicious,…

Midday Update 10-28-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, October 28, 2021

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Ken Slama for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, October 28, 2021. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, community, Headlines, Ken Slama, Local News, midday update, News, weather