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New Cafe Opens in Duluth Folk School

DULUTH, Minn.- A new cafe has opened at the Duluth Folk School in Lincoln Park. Dovetail Cafe and Marketplace opened their doors and welcomed first customers last week. The Folk School says, they hope to provide a space for the community to come together, being the only coffee shop in Lincoln Park. Almost everything in the cafe is handcrafted by artists…

Blessing from a Bar for Hurricane Michael Victims

Carmody's Irish Pub Holds Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn.- With beer on every table and football on every TV, it looks like a typical Sunday at Carmody’s Irish Pub. But today is no ordinary Sunday, and these are no ordinary patrons. “It’s really nice that everybody paid attention to the invitation and came out to see us,” said Jonathan Lee. Newlywed Duluth natives Jonathan Lee and Jessica…

Frightening Four Legged Friends at Fitgers

Dogs and Owners Invited to Festival

DULUTH, Minn.- Some furry friends joined in the frightening Halloween fun, as dogs dressed as Superheroes, clowns, and more took over Fitger’s for the 5th annual Fido’s Fall Festival. Dogs and owners could shop for treats from vendors, and also be models for a day at a photo booth. “The photo costume contest is the biggest draw, for sure,” said…

One Last Strike for Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Says Goodbye

DULUTH, Minn.- A Northland hallmark of Breast Cancer awareness and empowerment comes to a close this weekend. Country Lanes North hosted the 11th Annual Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer fundraiser. Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed among women aged 50 and older, according to the American Cancer Society. But you wouldn’t know it, watching these women…

Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Turns 10

10th Anniversary Celebrated at Denfeld High School

DULUTH, Minn.- A staple of Duluth community sports celebrated a special birthday Thursday night. The tribal thunder of boomwhackers leads you to the auditorium of Denfeld High School, as the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary. All ages attended the interactive program to wish a happy 10th birthday to the sports center. John Shuster was even in attendance, bringing a…

CHUM Gala for Street Outreach Program, Struggles with Housing

Event held at Greysolon Ballroom

DULUTH, Minn.-  A gala was held by CHUM Thursday night, to raise money for their Street Outreach program. All proceeds benefit the Street Outreach program, which helps homeless people living outside or in their cars. “So we really work with people to try to get them inside,” said Development Director Mary Schmitz. “And once they’re inside, then we can work…

Community Voices Heard One Last Time for Riot Gear

Issue with Comments from Meetings Now Goes to City Council

DULUTH, Minn.- “…we stop being oppositional and look for ways to make our community safe.” The tired plea from one concerned citizen at a third community meeting discussing whether the Duluth Police Department should purchase new riot gear. The Citizens Review Board held its final community meeting about the proposed purchase of riot gear. The feedback along the way will…

Experience Sugarloaf Cove During Open House this Saturday

Sugarloaf Cove Along Highway 61 is Hosting Their First Ever Open House Saturday, October 20

SCHROEDER, Minn. – The friendly folks at Sugarloaf Cove invite you to spend your Saturday exploring the wilderness and rich history of their location. Visitors will have the chance to celebrate Minnesota’s North Shore and learn more about its unique geology, climate and more. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Sugarloaf North Shore Stewardship Association are hosting an…

Curling Club Creates Curling Community

Duluth Curling Club Holds Lessons

DULUTH, Minn.- After taking home Olympic gold last year, the USA Men’s Curling Team has become a staple of Duluth. Now the club they call home is helping other Duluthians try out the sport. Team Shoostie, as they’re called, named after leader John Shuster, is making waves after their Olympic win. Despite Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman being interested…

New Eastside Church Open for Holy Business

Vineyard Church Holds Grand Opening

DULUTH, Minn.- After a year and a half the Duluth Vineyard Church welcomed people for their first Sunday Mass. The church opened in partnership with Duluth Congregation Church. The Vineyard says having a smaller, more intimate location than their Arrowhead church, breathes new life into the community. “It’s just so exciting to us, and I think inviting people into a new…

Northland Pets Out ‘Fur’ a Good Cause

Fur Ball Gala held at Northland Country Club

DULUTH, Minn.- Some more cuddly animals gathered in their Sunday best for the Animal Allies’ Humane Society’s 17th annual Fur Ball Gala. The Northland Country Club was decorated with shiny tables, elegant dresses, and friendly pets. The goal of the fundraiser is to earn over $100,000, to be used for education efforts. “So Duluth is a community that values pets,”…

Lake Superior Zoo Goes Boo

Boo at the Zoo Held

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland must not know that Halloween is still a few weeks away, and neither did the animals at Lake Superior Zoo. The Zoo hosted their annual Boo at the Zoo on Saturday. Kids got to enjoy tricks at the bounce house, and the animals got the treat of seeing everyone in their costumes. Even some of the vendors…

Drawn From Abbey Road to Lake Avenue

Beatles Cartoonist at Prove Gallery

DULUTH, Minn.- A figure of musical history was celebrated at the Prove Art Gallery in Duluth on Friday. The works of Ron Campbell were up on display. Campbell is the original artist for the Beatles’ tenth studio album: yellow submarine, the musical film spin-off and the Beatles’ Saturday morning cartoon. Each of his paintings jump off the canvas with bright, popping…

Relief from Superior During Fire of 1918

City Across the Bridge Took in Refugees

DULUTH, Minn.- The Fire of 1918 sent up a bellowing smoke cloud of history, that is still being explored today. And that smoke cloud encompassed Superior as well. As the Douglas County Historical Society found out, for those caught in the flames on that fateful day, Superior ended up being a safe haven. “Over 5,000 people came on 98 train…

UMD Takes Back the Night

March and Rally held Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Campus was alive Thursday night, with rallying cries against sexual assault and domestic violence, and in support of survivors, as a group Took Back the Night. The Kirby Ballroom abuzz with men, women and children gathered to work to end sexual and domestic violence, and reclaim the nighttime from fear and vulnerability. “I think it’s just…

Storm Damages Boats, Sends One Into Duluth Harbor

DULUTH, Minn.- The raging water of Lake Superior knows no bounds. It doesn’t recognize that the dock is where boats are to be kept, safe and secure. The bobbing stern of a boat reads “Wild Water.” That boat lived up to its name, rocking back and forth violently with its peers at the pier by Lakehead Boat Basin. The dock fights…

Surveyors Scavenger Hunt at GIS/LIS Consortium at DECC

Conference Brings Together GIS/LIS Community

DULUTH, Minn.- The DECC got the lay of the land Wednesday, as it hosted the Minnesota Geographic Information System/Land Information System, or GIS/LIS, Consortium. Land surveying can be helpful to people who own property. At the conference  GIS professionals from around the state gathered to share methods and ideas. They also got their hands dirty, finding a “street corner” (a buried…

Terrifying Trays at Pottery Burn

Store Hosts Halloween Clay Platter Painting Event

DULUTH, Min.-  Some Duluthians can now eat off something ghostly, as the Pottery Burn hosted a “Boo–tastic Platter” workshop today. Anyone could stop by and start crafting some creepy clay plates. People could choose from a sushi platter or standard flat platter, trace a design, and begin painting. “This is kind of seeing the step 1 through the finished project,”…

1918 Marked by More than Just Fire

Presentation at Duluth Public Library Highlights Other Travesties of the Year

DULUTH, Minn.-A presentation took place at the Duluth Public Library tonight to shed some new light on what some call Duluth’s most devastating year, 1918. Organized by Twin Ports Genealogy, the free event focused on the summer of 1918, when a catastrophic fire burned along the outer edge of Duluth. Organizers say that the fire overshadows two other terrible parts…

DECC Turned into Wedding Wonderland

First Ever Fall Wedding Show Offers Help to Couples Getting Married

DULUTH, Minn.- If you always cry at weddings, then hopefully you didn’t find yourself at the DECC today, as the first ever fall Gitche Gumee Wedding Show helped paint Duluth as the exotic wedding destination. A special day for couples’ special day. The Lake Superior Ballroom lined with dress makers, caterers, entertainers and more. Organizers say, it’s seventh heaven for soon-to-be-wed…

Minnesota Senator on Saturday Night Live

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Portrayed on Saturday Night Live Cold Open

DULUTH, Minn.- The Land of 10,000 Lakes had some representation on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live this past weekend. The show’s cold open parodied the Senate Judiciary Meeting of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, featuring celebrities portraying all the politicians who voiced questions or remarks. Among these politicians was Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL). Portrayed by SNL alum Rachel…

Buddies Battle Bullying Over Breakfast of Pancakes

Anti-Bullying Pancake Breakfast held at Iron Mug

DULUTH, Minn.-A breakfast to battle bullying took place in Duluth today at the Iron Mug. Folks could help prepare and serve pancakes, in an effort to raise money for the T.E.A.C.H. Anti–Bullying organization. And helpers ranged from young to old, all coming out to lend a hand to this cause. “Bullying is not acceptable, because it hurts others,” said Kingston…

Rituals and Revelries at Rendezvous

Lester Park Rendezvous a Time Machine to the Fur Trade

WEST DULUTH, Minn.- “This man, he asked the chief one day: how are you, my friend? The chief said: my brother–friend, it’s like I have 2 wolves inside of me,” begins a storyteller. “The black one representing everything that I shouldn’t think, feel, do, desire. The white one representing everything that I should.” “The man asked him he said: my…

Downtown Duluth Alive with Art for Art Walk

Residents Walk through Exhibits at Local Businesses

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth was turned into an art museum for the Downtown Duluth Art Walk. Local businesses such as Zeitgeist, the Red Herring, and Duluth Coffee Company housed art exhibits. Thanks to arts education students at UMD, participants could make some art themselves at Pineapple Art Center and Supply, unleashing their creativity. “They brought back memories from childhood,” said UMD student…

John Howe on Prison Staffing Reform

Republican Secretary of State Candidate Visits Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-  John Howe is a former mayor of Red Wing and a former Republican State Senator. He interned at a prison in Red Wing while in college. At just 20 years old, he said his experience left a huge impact on how he views the correctional system. Then the Corrections Officer was murdered at Minnesota Correctional Facility last month…

Wasabi Coming to Duluth

Second Location of Superior Japanese Eatery to Open in Duluth Soon

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A popular Japanese restaurant in Superior is expanding into Downtown Duluth’s old City Hall. Wasabi Restaurant will be the fourth restaurant to move into the building on the 100 block of East Superior Street. Tycoons, Blind Pig, and most recently, Sound Restaurant once operated in the space. But owners of Wasabi believe their business model will be a…

Winter Flurries Make Hardware Stores Hurry to Stock Winter Supplies

Menard's and Marshall Hardware Gear Up

DULUTH, Minn.-As Lord Stark from Game of Thrones warned, “winter is coming” to the Northland. So snowplows, salt, and shovels are now headed to store shelves, waiting for their big debut. Regardless of how much snow actually falls this month, it’s still a sign that winter is on the horizon, a sign Northlanders know all too well. So they turn to…

Glensheen Mansion to Offer Apple ‘Tasting Flights’

Visitors to the Historic Glensheen Mansion in Duluth can Enjoy Apple Samples Starting Friday, September 28

DULUTH, Minn. – For the first time ever starting Friday, September 28 and going through Sunday, September 30, Glensheen Mansion in Duluth will offer visitors ‘Apple Flights” for purchase. Guests will be able to purchase a flight of four different types of apples at the end of their tour. As Marketing Manager Jane Pederson says, “Each apple, like wine, has…

McNair Scholarship Students Show Off Research at St. Scholastica

Symposium Held in Somers Lounge

DULUTH, Minn.- After completing in-depth research projects over the past summer thanks to the McNair Scholarship, students at St. Scholastica showed off their hard work to the public Wednesday. Students, parents, staff and others could walk through the different projects, while the students behind them presented them. Scholarship recipients say, McNairs can be a great resource to future students, as…

Eight Years, Three Lawsuits Later, Kozy Bar Building to Come Down

Pastoret and Roberson Buildings Voted to Be Demolished by City

DULUTH, Minn.- Eight years since the Kozy Bar and Apartments went up in flames. Eight years being condemned and falling apart. And on Wednesday night, in a unanimous vote the Duluth Economic Development Authority gave the official authorization to demolish the Pastoret and Roberson buildings, which housed the Kozy Bar. They say, any ship to save the property has sailed….

Crime Novelist Matt Goldman to Speak at Fitger’s Bookstore

Crime Novelist Matt Goldman will be Presenting his Latest Publications at Fitger's Friday, October 5

DULUTH, Minn. – Emmy-award winning TV writer for Seinfeld, Ellen TV Series and many other productions, Matt Goldman, stopped by FOX 21 Local News Tuesday morning to chat about his upcoming book tour in Duluth. Goldman will be making a stop at the Fitger’s Bookstore in Duluth on Friday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss his latest releases “Gone to…

Explore Autumn Adventures in Cook County

'Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour' to Start Friday, September 28

Cook County, Minn. – Fall colors are slowly starting to appear further to the North, and with that comes many autumn adventures to take part in. Linda Jurek with Visit Cook County stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning to chat about the upcoming “Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour.” The event starts on Friday, September 28 and…

Four Duluth WWII Vets, One Undying Friendship

Four Longtime Friends and War Vets Reunite Once a Year In Hometown of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-A cocktail of nostalgia and joy is always served at reunions. Seeing old friends and sharing memories of a time long past. “It’s wonderful, it really brings back good memories, and bad,” said WWII Staff Sgt. Dave Hennings. Some of those memories are darker than others, riddled with violence, conflict, and strife. These four friends saw it all, serving…

Painting a Great Pumpkin

Board and Brush Hosts Pumpkin Make n Take

DULUTH, Minn.- The winds brought fall into the air as some Duluth families got to make their own Halloween decorations thanks to Board and Brush Creative Studio. For $5 anyone could walk in and make a pumpkin to take home (wooden pumpkins, of course). They were painted with stencils, and topped with ribbons around the stems. “Instead of going to…

Powerful Winds Rile Lake Superior Up

Waves Crashed Inland, People Took Pictures

DULUTH, Minn.- Lake Superior showed off for the second day in a row. Strong winds whipped up waves that crashed along the lakewalk. The windy day with gusts as high as 30 mph had people, of course, headed down along the lakefront in Canal Park. And no one was afraid to get in the splash-zone, experiencing the raw natural power…

So Long, William A. Irvin

Duluth Skyline Missing Key Part

DULUTH, Minn.- The news is in, the William A. Irvin safely ended its journey at Fraser Shipyards in Superior at 4 am Saturday morning, after setting out the night before. In the chill of Friday night, this longtime resident of Duluth left its home, like many of us do, to sort things out. The move came a couple hours behind…

Irvin Leaves, Leaving Empty Space In Duluth

Crowds Gather To Say Goodbye to Symbol of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- A longstanding staple of Duluth is leaving home for the first time in 30 years. The William A. Irvin is getting some cleaning and some work done at Fraser Shipyards in Superior. Crews began moving the ship at about 10:30 Friday night. This came after an hour and a half delay from the time they projected, due to…

Changes to the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

The Beargrease Beer and Bacon Bash kicks-off the 2019 season on Saturday, at the South St. Louis County Fair Grounds.

DULUTH, Minn.- The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is changing up the course this year. The Beargrease is one of the first sled dog races of the season and organizers tell us there’s typically not too much snow then which makes it hard on the mushers and dogs. The full course used to be around 400 miles, this year it’s knocked…

Health Officials Pushing to Increase Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco

Tobacco 21 is being led by the American Lung Association.

DULUTH, Minn.- The FDA is calling youth smoking an epidemic and a push to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 is coming through Duluth and Hermantown. Tobacco 21 is being led by the American Lung Association. Organizers tell us tightening the age restriction would make a positive impact. The menthol ban as just a big step to…

Maurices Employees Lend a Helping Hand in the Community

They call it "Our Best Day Ever"

DULUTH, Minn.- Maurices employees are taking a break from the office on Thursday and rolling up their sleeves to work for the community. They call it “Our Best Day Ever” the company spreads out in the city volunteering with more than 20 non–profits. We stopped by the care package assembly at the Maurices headquarters. Workers are teaming up with Blue Star…

Residents, City at a Crossroads over Glenwood Street

Community Meeting at Lester Park Elementary Abuzz with Concerns

DULUTH, Minn.-Lester Park Elementary School was alive after school hours Wednesday. A meeting was held between the city and community members to address traffic concerns with Glenwood street intersecting with Jean Duluth and Snively roads. It appears after numerous speeding tickets, accidents, and even a fatality at that intersection, community members and the city both say enough is enough, but…

Mission Creek Updates from MnDOT

Community Members Voice Concerns at Meeting

DULUTH, Minn.- 387. That was the magic number from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to the community. They say it will take 387 days to finish burial recovery at the grave site unearthed by Mission Creek Bridge Construction. It is the first time they have had a measurable timeline for the project. After burial recovery, crews move to cemetery restoration,…

Get Ready for the Head of the Lakes Chilli Cook-Off

This savory event commemorates United Ways Giving Campaign.

DULUTH, Minn.- It comes once a year and just when the chilly weather starts to set in, the Head of The Lakes Chilli Cook-Off is here. The 27th annual Head of The Lakes Chilli Cook-Off starts Thursday, Sept. 20th at the DECC from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This savory event commemorates United Way’s Giving Campaign. United Way partners with…

How to Help the Second Harvest Food Bank

Do you know the difference between food banks and food shelves?

DULUTH, Minn.- September is Hunger Action Month and the Second Harvest Food Bank is opening its doors highlighting how you can help. Fun fact food banks and food shelves are different. We’re taking a look inside the Second Harvest Food Bank which distributes food to local non–profit programs. Second Harvest is the only food bank in the region which serves…

UMD Students Help One Another Get Home Safely

Students can call a free hotline to be assisted walking anywhere within a two mile radius of campus.

DULUTH, Minn.- At the University of Minnesota Duluth, one campus program is helping students feel safe and ensuring no one has to walk alone. With the exception of alcohol and drug arrests sexual assault and stalking cases are the most commonly reported crimes on the UMD campus. Now some students are helping one–another feel safe on campus so they don’t…

Celebrating National Cheeseburger Day.

On average Americans eat 50 billion burgers a year.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s national cheeseburger day, whether you prefer cheddar, swiss, or provolone it’s the day to enjoy a cheeseburger without guilt. On average Americans eat 50 billion burgers a year. To celebrate FOX21 stopped by Big Daddy’s Burgers in Duluth, which is offering a special deal for a pepper jack cheeseburger. “Cause who doesn’t love cheese,” burger chef Casey McDougall…

Bark Avenue Recovering after SUV Slammed into Building

The damage to the dog food alone costs nearly $2,800.

DULUTH, Minn.- Bark Avenue has reopened after an SUV crashed into the business last week causing massive damage. At the corner of W. Third St. and N. 24th Avenue W. after hitting a bus an SUV slammed into the right side of the dog groomer building, causing workers and animals to evacuate immediately. Now temporary beams are currently in place. Cost…

All Aboard the Fall Colors Train Starting this Friday

CNN Once Named the North Shore Fall Colors Train Tour "Top 5 out of the Top 10 in America"

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Friday, September 21, folks will be able to hop aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad’s Fall Color Tours. Executive Director of the North Shore Scenic Railroad, Ken Buehler, told FOX 21’s Brett Scott Tuesday morning that this opportunity gives riders the chance to view the Northland in a vibrant, colorful perspective. The Fall Color Tours will be…

Plea For Answers In Case of Missing Duluth Woman

Over the past three years, Duluth Police have received multiple tips but none have lead to anything big

DULUTH, Minn.- Three years after Sheila St. Clair went missing in Duluth family and police are urging anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward. Over the past three years, Duluth Police have received multiple tips but none have lead to anything big.  48–year–old Shelia St. Clair was reported missing Septemeber 10th, 2015. Authorities believe she was planning to…

Inside Look at UMD’s Media Technology Lab

The director tells us the resources are meant to spark the student's creativity.

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth is showing off their state of the art media technology lab. From the green screen to virtual reality this MMAD lab is utilized by everyone from theatre majors to researchers. The director tells us the resources are meant to spark the student’s creativity. “Nobody else in Hollywood is doing what we are, because we’re…