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Local Businesses Encourage Their Employees To Vote

DULUTH, Minn.- Local businesses are giving their employees a little extra incentive to go out and vote on Tuesday. Members of the local chapter of Main Street Alliance held a press conference on Monday helping spread awareness to get out and vote during these local elections. They also reminded employees that employers have to pay for the time it takes…

Organizers, Athletes Prepare for 2019 North Shore Inline Marathon

Active Adventures: North Shore Inline Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – It takes a village and year round dedication to make the North Shore Inline Marathon a success every year. Race Director Mike Ward stopped by FOX 21 Local News Friday morning ahead of the jam packed lineup of events. Ward says many folks are concerned about detouring around the Lester Bridge construction this year. Traffic will be…

Pig Out for a Good Cause Sunday in Iron River

The Emergency Pig Out Fundraiser is Happening Sunday, September 1 in Iron River

IRON RIVER, Wis. – Staff at White Winter Winery in Iron River, Wisconsin, invite you to pig out on delicious food for a great cause Sunday, September 1 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Emergency Pig Out Fundraiser helps support the Iron River EMS and Fire Department, which are both volunteer organizations. Delicious “Real Deal” BBQ pulled pork with…

Local Farmers Reflect on Slow Season

SUPERIOR, WI – On Wednesday afternoon, the Superior Business Improvement District hosted their weekly farmers market. It’s been a rough season for the farmers due to the wild spring and summer weather. One farmer says, his “catch” or production rate was hit pretty hard. “This year I think I only got a forty percent catch and I attribute that because…

Duluth Fire Department Local 101 Looks to ‘Fill the Boot’ for MDA

The Annual Fill the Boot Campaign is Happening July 29 - 31

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s time once again to help Duluth Fire Department Local 101 ‘Fill the Boot.’ The annual fundraising campaign supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association, raising critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related muscle-debilitating diseases. The dedicated men and women of Duluth Fire Department take to the streets every…

Handcrafted Ravioli Augusti Offers Seafood Satisfaction

Cooking Connection: The Strand Waterfront Dining and Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort

LUTSEN, Minn. – Entrees are sizzling off the menu this summer at The Strand Waterfront Dining and Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort up the North Shore. Executive Chef Chris Homyak has hand selected fine ingredients and recipes to refresh the restaurant’s menu this year. This week’s cooking connection features a handcrafted Ravioli Augusti. Ravioli Augusti: House made beet ravioli with…

Silver Bay Celebrates “Bay Days” Summer Festival This Weekend

Bay Days is Happening July 12 - 14 in Silver Bay, Minnesota

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Two small communities along the North Shore will come together this weekend to celebrate “Bay Days.” The three day festival includes food, fun, and entertainment. Events kick off Friday with the annual Bay Days Parade starting at 6:00 p.m. An evening of family friendly activities will proceed the parade, followed by a blast of fireworks around…

Coffee Conversation: Saddle Up! 66th Annual Spooner Rodeo Starts Thursday

Click Below for a Full List of Events Happening During the 66th Annual Spooner Rodeo

SPOONER, Wis. – The Spooner Rodeo kicks off this Thursday, July 11 with the Coca-Cola Family/Youth night starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. This year Spooner Rodeo Queen Faith Ciesielski and Spooner Rodeo Princess Abby Droessler stopped by the studio to let us know what fun events will be taking place this year at the…

Get Hopped Up at Caribou Highlands in Lutsen Friday, Saturday

The 9th Annual Hopped Up on Caribou Festival is Happening Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 in Lutsen, Minnesota

LUTSEN, Minn. – Beer and cider connoisseurs have the chance to indulge responsibly Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14  during the 9th annual Caribou Highlands Lodge Hopped Up Caribou Festival. The event features an expansive list of craft brewers, live music and variety of activities. Several new breweries will make their festival debut this year joining some of the…

Maritime Improv Crew to Host Performance Saturday at Fitger’s

The Crew Performs in the Spirit of the North Theater at Fitger's in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – “Belly Laughs” is set to light off  fireworks in the Spirit of the North Theater at Fitger’s Saturday, June 6. The Maritime Improv Crew offers a hilarious PG 13 long form improve show once a month in the theater. Shows begin at 7:00 p.m. and end early enough to still get to bed at a decent time!…

Second Annual Garden Art Fair in Duluth Friday, Saturday

Spring at Last Greenhouse is Hosting a Second Annual Garden Art Fair June 7, 8

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling local garden art vendors and green thumbs. Spring at Last Greenhouse in Duluth is hosting their second annual Garden Art Fair Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Spring at Last is located at 4112 West Arrowhead Road. If you’re interested in selling your own art at the fair, you’re encouraged…

Food Allergy Walk to Raise Awareness in Duluth

The Walk is Happening Saturday, June 1

DULUTH, Minn. – The national organization, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is hosting a local Hometown Heroes Walk in Duluth Saturday, June 1. The event aims to raise critical funds to address the food allergy epidemic. Event organizer Emily Homan says the goal is not only to raise awareness, but also to celebrate families, educators, health professionals, emergency responders,…

Housing for All Summit to Address Affordable Housing Issues in Duluth

The 7th Annual Housing for All Summit is Happening Wednesday, May 28

DULUTH, Minn. – Residents living in the Duluth area are invited to the 7th annual Housing for All Summit happening Wednesday, May 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (Coppertop) 230 East Skyline Parkway. The Affordable Housing Coalition is asking people from the Duluth area to take part and speak out during the one day community summit…

“The Forever Sky” Released Today in Cloquet

Local Author Thomas Peacock will host a Book Launch Event Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m. at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

CLOQUET, Minn. – Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is proud to host a special book launch event with local author Dr. Thomas Peacock Thursday, April 25 starting at 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to public. It’s taking place in the amphitheater and commons on campus. Dr. Peacock will present and sign copies of his new…

Local Veterinarians Express Tick Prevention as Temperatures Rise

A Yearly, Preventative Lyme Disease Vaccination is Available for Animals

DULUTH, Minn. – With warmer days frequently popping up in the forecast many of us will be spending countless hours soaking up the sun and heading out for walks with our four legged friends. While this sounds much needed and well deserved, it’s important to remember it’s also time for ticks to wake up and latch on. “We’ve found them…

Free Veterans Expo Happening Today in Superior

The Veterans Expo is Taking Place in the Yellowjacket Union on the Campus of UWS

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior and Douglas County are hosting the sixth annual free Veterans Expo Tuesday, April 23, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room on the campus of UW-Superior. Remarks will be made by City of Superior Mayor Jim Paine, Douglas County Board Chair Mark Liebaert, and UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wacher. Wisconsin…

Volunteers Wanted to Help Lincoln Park Neighborhood Sparkle

The Lincoln Park Business Group Invites the Community to Help Cleanup the Neighborhood Monday, April 22

DULUTH, Minn. – You’re invited to help make the Lincoln Park Neighborhood sparkle this Earth Day. The Lincoln Park Business Group is hosting a neighborhood cleanup event on Monday, April 22. The two-part day will include a break for lunch and some visual entertainment to keep volunteers motivated. From 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. the group is looking for volunteers…

Tickets on Sale for Wildwoods Spring Soiree Fundraiser

The Wildwoods Spring Soiree Fundraiser is Happening Sunday, April 28 at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center in Duluth invites the community to purchase tickets now for their upcoming Spring Soiree Fundraiser. The event is happening Sunday, April 28 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. Attendees will enjoy a live and silent auction as well as food and beverages from local vendors in the region….

Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop Happening Saturday in Duluth

The 29th Annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop is Taking Place Saturday, April 20

DULUTH, Minn. – In celebration of the 49th Anniversary of Earth Day, multiple downtown Duluth and Lincoln Park art galleries, UMD Tweed Museum of Art and the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) will be hosting free events on Saturday, April 20. The events are happening from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Art enthusiasts are encouraged to tour local galleries,…

Duluth East Daredevils to Host Pasta Fundraising Dinner

The Pasta Dinner Fundraiser is Happening Tuesday, April 2, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East Daredevil Robotics team members Linnea Frisk and Kylene Schubitzke recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the group’s upcoming Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. The event includes a silent auction and bake sale, and is happening Tuesday, April 2 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Duluth East High School. The sixth annual dinner invites families to come out and…

Drama, Comedy Collide with “Sweeney Todd” at NorShor Theatre

The Production is Showing at the NorShor Theatre March 27 - April 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The musical thriller “Sweeny Todd” is coming to life at the historic NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth March 27 – April 14. Sweeney Todd tells the story of a vengeful barber and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett who comes up with a devilish plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has…

Cabin Fever Reliever to Raise Funds for Two Harbors Community Radio

The 5th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever is Happening Sunday, March 24 at the Two Harbors High School

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Two Harbors Community Radio is preparing to host its 5th annual Cabin Fever Reliever featuring live music and entertainment. The community event is happening Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the Two Harbors High School Auditorium. This year’s event will showcase music and storytelling, with featured guest Charlie Parr, a blues and folk musician from…

Order Up! Gordy’s Hi-Hat to Host Hiring Event Saturday

The Hiring Event is Happening Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet

DULUTH, Minn. – After many months of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall, Gordy’s Hi-Hat is preparing to open for the 59th season. The family-owned eatery is hosting a hiring event on Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gordy’s grandson, Sever Lundquist, says positions available range from cooks to janitors and even teens looking for their first summer job. Lundquist invites everyone interested…

Coffee Conversation: UWS Theatre Presents “I and You”

The Productions of "I and You" will Begin Friday, February 15, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Students involved with UWS Theatre are counting down the minutes until the premiere of the drama “I and You.” The upcoming performances, directed by Kathy Laakso, will be taking place February 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m. “The audience will experience an appreciation of life for what it…

Duluth Pack Unveils New Products Thanks to Customer Feedback

The New Wax Canvas Packs and Colors will be Available Tuesday, January 22, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack, a brand known for handcrafted outdoor gear made in the U.S.A since 1882, is kicking off the 2019 year with new canvas material options. The locally based Made in America company is transparent in sharing how they receive ideas and growing selection of products from their customers. As Tom Sega, the President of Duluth Pack…

DECC to Host Free Pop-Up Play Event Saturday, January 5

The Inaugural Free Pop-Up Play Event is Open to the Public

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is set to host its first ever free Pop-Up Play Event on Saturday, January 5. Community members are invited to enjoy equipment contributed by local organizations geared for families with children aged eight and under. The event will provide children a morning of unstructured physical and mental play in a warm, safe indoor space…

Ursa Minor Brewing to Host Winter Solstice Event Saturday

The Event Sponsored by Ursa Minor Brewing will be Family Friendly and Feature a Wide Variety of Events, Live Music and Brews

DULUTH, Minn. – Staff at Ursa Minor Brewing is excited to announce they’ll be hosting their first community event on Saturday, December 22. The event is known as the Winter Solstice Celebration and Inaugural DiffeRUNce. The Winter Solstice Celebration is an all-day celebration of winter in Duluth and all the people that make the community such a great place to live,…

Five Financial Tips to Consider Before 2019

Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial Stopped by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday Morning to Offer Five Easy Tips to Consider Before 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The confetti will fly as we soon sing and ring in 2019! But we can’t let the ball drop before setting ourselves up for financial success. Local financial professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial stopped by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday morning to offer tips to consider before we jump into 2019. Prep for Tax Season…

Handmade in the Northland: Art by SJ Nielsen

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Sam Nielsen is the creator of Art by…

Handmade in the Northland: Mike and Jen’s Hot Cocoa Mix

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Dean Packingham is known as the creator of…

Handmade in the Northland: Makers Mercantile

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Scott and Sara Clifton are the owners of…

Free Skate with Santa, Rudolph Event at Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

The Skating, Family Fun Event is Happening Wednesday, December 12 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Parks and Recreation division is hosting a Skate with Santa and Rudolph event on Wednesday, December 12. The free family-fun event will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center (120 South 30th Avenue West, Duluth). There will be a live DJ with holiday music, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, winter science demonstrations…

Fairlawn Mansion to Host Holiday Event Thursday

The Annual Fairlawn Mansion Holiday Sampler Event is Happening Thursday, December 6

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wine tasting and local pieces of art will be on display Thursday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion in Superior. The Holiday Sampler, hosted by Superior Public Museums, is an annual holiday wine tasting event. Megan Meyer, Executive Director of Superior Public Museums, says the event is expected to attract about 150…

White Winter Winery to Host Fundraiser for Iron River Library

The Fundraiser is Taking Place Saturday, December 8 at White Winter Winery in Iron River, Wisconsin

IRON RIVER, Wis. – White Winter Winery is proud to present A Dickens of a Christmas Dinner Theater fundraiser Saturday, December 8. The fundraiser will help to benefit the newly renovated and expanded Iron River Library. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption comes alive at the White Winter Winery’s special holiday dinner theater event, “A Dickens Of A…

Dance Works to Take Over at Marshall Performing Arts Center Thursday

UMD Theatre Presents the Annual Dance Works Performance Starting Thursday, November 29 at Marshall Performing Arts Center

DULUTH, Minn. – The energetic folks at the UMD Theatre are excited to present 15 new performances, three by faculty and twelve by student choreographers, starting  Thursday, November 29. This year’s Dance Works will be presented on the main stage at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on the campus of UMD. Dance Works will feature a range of dances in a variety of…

Holiday Huts Taking Over Glensheen Mansion this Saturday, Sunday

The Third Annual Duluth Winter Village is Happening December 1 & 2 at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Back by popular demand, the Duluth Winter Village is set to take over the grounds of Glensheen Mansion in Duluth Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. The event is happening from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. More than 40 Duluth businesses will come together to offer holiday gifts and local goods from inside locally…

Changing Retail Landscape Leading up to Black Friday

Dr. Ahmed Maamoun with UMD Says This Year's Changing Retail Landscape Could Make an Impact on Black Friday Sales

DULUTH, Minn. – Black Friday marks the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. As companies begin to entice shoppers with deals and free shipping, UMD expert Ahmed Maamoun, Ph.D., explains how the retail landscape is constantly being redefined by both companies and technology. “In the retail sector, Black Friday is one of the most intriguing times of year,” said…