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Midday Update 5-22-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Morning Update 5-22-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Ely Resort Impacts Veterans, People Living with Disabilities

Veterans on the Lake Resort is Located at 161 Fernberg Road; The Resort is Open Year-Round

ELY, Minn. – Recent studies show up to 20 percent of military veterans will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after returning home from war. While these numbers may seem small, the grim reality shows nearly 20 veterans commit suicide every day. One secluded resort in Northeastern Minnesota is looking to shed positive light on the reality, one visit at…

Midday Update 5-16-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Midday Update 5-15-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Dirty Dog? Experts Express Routine Grooming Habits

Staff at Bark Avenue are Working Around the Clock to Keep up with Spring Grooming

DULUTH, Minn. – As the weather warms up in the Northland and water hoses start turning out, we often think about bath time for out dogs after a long winter without. Local groomers are working around the clock right now to help your pets maintain a clean bill of health, and also make sure your home stays smelling fresh and…

Morning Update 5-15-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Duluth Musician Alan Sparhawk to Headline Music Resource Center Fundraiser

The Fundraiser is Happening Friday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth vocalist and guitarist Alan Sparhawk is set to headline a benefit concert for the Music Resource Center Friday, May 17 at Sacred Heart Music Center located at 201 West 4th Street in Duluth. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door….

Seinfeld Returns to Duluth This Summer

Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is making a return trip to Duluth this summer.

DULUTH, Minn.-Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is making a return trip to Duluth this summer. He’s set to perform at the DECC Symphony Hall July 25. Tickets will go on sale May 17 at 10 a.m. They range in price from $65 to $150. For more information, visit this website. Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: duluth, News

Morning Update 5-8-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Howards Bay Cleanup Project to Get $14 Million in Funding

It's part of the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) on the lake. Work will be funded through a cost-sharing partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the city of Superior and Fraser Shipyards.  

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $13.8 million cleanup of Howards Bay in Superior. It’s part of the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) on the lake. Work will be funded through a cost-sharing partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the city of Superior and Fraser Shipyards. “The Howards Bay project is yet another…

Morning Update 5-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, May 3, 2019

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FOX 21 Partnering with Memorial Blood Centers to Host Blood Drive for Bennett

The Blood Drive for Bennett is Happening Saturday, May 4 at the FOX 21 Studios on London Road in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Every day, patients at local hospitals rely on donated blood, but blood doesn’t last forever which is why FOX 21 Local News is partnering with Memorial Blood Centers to host a blood drive Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bennett Young, a normally cheerful, sweet 21-month-old boy developed unusual bruising on his leg. He…

Midday Update 5-1-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a look at local news and weather making headlines Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, weather

More Events Coming to Northshore Inline Marathon

Multiple changes are coming to this fall’s annual inline marathon.

DULUTH, Minn.-Multiple changes are coming to this fall’s annual inline marathon. It will now be known as the Northshore Inline Marathon and Skate Fest. Leaders from the event said they are adding even more races like the tunnel 10-K skate and 21-K roller ski events. Plans are also in the works for having more skating clinics, demos, and shows to…

Isle Royale Moose Population Surges During Wolf Decline

Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but many trees are paying a heavy price.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.-Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but many trees are paying a heavy price. A report released Tuesday estimates there are 2,060 moose at the wilderness park in northwestern Lake Superior. That’s the highest number since 1995, when the population exceeded 2,400. The population fell to about 500 over the next two years because of harsh…

Junk Hunters Rejoice! Duluth Junk Hunt Coming to the DECC

The Duluth Junk Hunt is Happening Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at the DECC in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – They says one person’s junk is another person’s treasure! More than 140 booths of vintage finds and re-purposed treasures will give junk hunters a thrill May 3 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) & 4 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) inside the DECC’s Arena & Paulucci Hall. This will be the first spring Junk Hunt happening at the DECC. There…

Midday Update 4-26-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, April 26, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a look at local news and weather making headlines Friday, April 26, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Multiple Vehicle Crash Reported at Can of Worms

A multiple vehicle crash has been reported at the Can of Worms intersection in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-A multiple vehicle crash has been reported at the Can of Worms intersection in Duluth. There’s no word yet on how many victims are involved in the crash, but a traffic cam at the site does indicate at least two cars and a semi were involved at one of the ramps at the site. The exit ramp is closed. Traffic is…

Brighton Beach Reopens After Being Closed Due to Last Week’s Storm

Portions of Skyline Still Closed

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth has reopened Brighton Beach. The park was closed last week during the storm due to debris from Lake Superior collecting on the roadway. The debris has been removed, and the park is now open for traffic and visitors alike. Portions of Skyline Still Closed The city of Duluth is delaying the opening of parts of…

Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL Glides into Amsoil Arena

Multiple Performances of the Show are Happening April 19 - 21

DULUTH, Minn. – Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Duluth, Minnesota with its coolest arena show yet, CRYSTAL. The unique production  glides into Amsoil Arena in Duluth for six performances happening April 19 – 21. This is Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever experience on ice, showcasing synchronized, freestyle, and extreme skating alongside circus acts such as swinging trapeze, aerial…

Morning Update 4-19-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, April 19, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a look at local news and weather making headlines Friday, April 19, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, morning update, News

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….

Duluth East National Honor Society to Host Formal Attire Drive

Duluth East Student Lauren Skar Discusses how the Community can Donate to the Dress-Wear Closet

DULUTH, Minn. – Dressing for success can come with a steep price tag. That’s why Duluth East National Honor Society President Lauren Skar and her team have worked to develop the Dress-Wear Closet at East High School. The National Honor Society will be hosting a formal dress-wear drive April 29 – May 10. Skar developed the idea after shopping for…

Morning Update 4-15-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, April 15, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a look at local news and weather making headlines Monday, April 15, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Northlanders Enjoy Wild Weather in Unique Ways

Even though many Northlanders may not be happy with the recent storm, some are more than pleased to get out into the weather.

DULUTH, Minn.-Even though many Northlanders may not be happy with the recent storm, some are more than pleased to get out into the weather. Above, find Fox 21 photojournalist Adam Jagunich’s unique look at how Northlander’s have fun in the winter weather. Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: duluth, News

Possible Lakewalk Damage Still Being Assessed

With this week’s snow storm, all eyes are on the Lakewalk as its been pummeled in recent years causing it to get some major damage.

DULUTH, Minn.-With this week’s snow storm, all eyes are on the Lakewalk as its been pummeled in recent years causing it to get some major damage. Yesterday was no different, as waves hammered the shoreline for hours. Officials from the city’s facility management, told Fox 21 they did attempt to survey the Lakewalk today, along with other areas possibly damaged…

Capturing Mother Nature’s Wild Side from Canal Park

Hundreds of Hearty Midwesterners Flock to Canal Park to Capture Mother Nature's Wild Side

Wind gusts of more than 50mph are not stopping folks from capturing moments firsthand from the powerful April winter blast. As of Thursday morning there was no snow yet for the City of Duluth, but that didn’t stop residents and tourists from freezing for a reason to check out the natural beauty of a wild Lake Superior. “We’re from Fargo,…

Duluth Fire Chief Resigns, Accepts Demotion After DWI Arrest

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Fire Chief Dennis Edwards submitted a letter of resignation Friday after a being arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated last month. Edwards will stay with the department in a demoted position of assistant fire chief. “This week, Mayor Emily Larson and I received and accepted a letter of resignation from Dennis Edwards as Fire Chief of…

City of Duluth to Implement New Lighting Policy

-The city of Duluth is announcing a change to its street lighting policy regarding the “color temperature” of lighting – that is, what color the light source appears to the human eye.

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth is announcing a change to its street lighting policy regarding the “color temperature” of lighting – that is, what color the light source appears to the human eye. New residential streetlights installed within the Duluth will have a color temperature of 2700K. This excludes lights at controlled intersections. As part of efforts to reduce energy…

Police Dog Stabbed During Encounter With Suspect in Green Bay

A Green Bay police dog has been stabbed during an encounter with a suspect.

GREEN BAY, Wis.-A Green Bay police dog has been stabbed during an encounter with a suspect. Officers responded to a call about a man with a gun Sunday around 8 p.m. Police say they surrounded a house and the man came out. The police dog Pyro bit the man as officers attempted to arrest him and he stabbed the animal….

Trial Date Set in Duluth Murder Case

A trial date has been set for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a 31-year-old man in September on the 100 block of West First Street in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-A trial date has been set for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a 31-year-old man in September on the 100 block of West First Street in Duluth. 26-year-old Jamal Jackson is set to go to trial Oct. 21 in the shooting death of 31-year-old Scott Pennington. Jackson is facing a second-degree murder charge in the case. If convicted,…

Midday Update 4-4-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 4-4-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019

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Midday Update 4-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 4-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Victim Dies After Alleged Assault at Grand Casino Hinckley

The Victim is being identified as Donald Ross McElderry, Jr.

HINCKLEY, Minn.-A 58-year-old man has died after allegedly being assaulted at Grand Casino Hinckley Jan. 2. He is being identified as Donald Ross McElderry, Jr. Authorities say they responded to the scene at about 11 p.m. Jan. 2 where it was reported that a male party was bleeding from the ear after being pushed by another male party. The suspect was identified…

Superior Public Library to Host Two Genealogy Experts

The Fourth Annual Foolin' Around with your Family Tree is Happening Friday, April 5, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Public Library invites the public to their fourth annual Foolin’ Around with your Family Tree Genealogy Program Friday, April 5 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event is happening on location, will feature presentations from noted genealogy experts and networking with other genealogists while guests enjoy exclusive access to the library’s many resources. This after-hours event…

Morning Update 4-2-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

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…

Wine & Dine to Support Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

The 25th Annual Taste at Fitger's is Happening Friday, March 29, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders have the opportunity to feast for a good cause Friday, March 29 at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. The 25th annual Taste at Fitger’s will be happening from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. throughout three levels of the building. The area’s finest local restaurants and beverage vendors will be serving their tastiest culinary masterpieces, beers and…

Esko Native Amy Robnik Joob Debuts “Model Behavior”

Esko Native Amy Robnik Joob has Lived a Life of Modeling and is now the Author of "Model Behavior"

DULUTH, Minn. – Esko native Amy Robnik Joob is a model, athlete, and motivational speaker looking to share her story of unexpected success in a world of entertainment and wealth. Her new book, “Model Behavior,” is meant to encourage and mentor other young people who feel led to pursue careers in modeling and acting. The book also aims to assure…

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…

Duluth Police Respond to Shooting Incident in East Hillside Neighborhood

The Incident Occured Shortly Before Noon Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police responded to the scene on Fifth Avenue East and 10th Street around noon today of reports of shots being fired from a vehicle at a home. A witnesses reported the suspect vehicle spotted was a newer black Chevy Impala with four occupants. Authorities are reporting no injuries occurred. “The believed victims were uncooperative but officers…

Suspect Arrested in Lincoln Park Home Robbery and Assault Case

Duluth police say a suspect is in custody for his alleged role in a home robbery and assault in Lincoln Park earlier this month.

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth police say a suspect is in custody for his alleged role in a home robbery and assault in Lincoln Park earlier this month. Authorities say officers were dispatched to the Public Safety Building lobby on North Arlington Avenue Friday at 5:45 p.m. where Christian Hamzah Coleman was waiting to turn himself in for multiple warrants stemming from his…

Twin Ports RV Show This Weekend

As warmer temperatures arrive in the Northland, that means RV season is just around the corner.

DULUTH, Minn.-As warmer temperatures arrive in the Northland, that means RV season is just around the corner. Beginning today through the weekend, the Heritage Center in Duluth will have a massive selection of RVs on display during the Twin Ports RV show. All the latest in camping gear will also be front and center at the event as Northlanders look…