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Robotics Competition Happening at the DECC this Weekend

More than 120 teams of students from across the Midwest and around the world are at the DECC this weekend for a massive robotics competition.

DULUTH, Minn.-More than 120 teams of students from across the Midwest and around the world are at the DECC this weekend for a massive robotics competition. This year’s theme is Deep Space, as students celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. For more information, visit this website.   Categories: Links, News, News – Latest News Tags: duluth,…

Treating Pain, Anxiety with CBD Oil for Animals

Ignite Vapor and Tobacco is Located at 502 Hammond Avenue in Superior

DULUTH, Minn. – Scientific research proves man’s best friend is able to help humans relieve stress, but what helps your furry friends calm down and relax? The staff at Ignite Vapor and Tobacco in Superior believe the answer is stocked on their store shelves. Staff member Timothy Frey frequently deals with helping his German Shepard, Dakota, relieve pain. “There are all…

Lake Superior Zoo to Host Local Artist on World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is Happening Sunday, February 3, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Sunday, March 3 marks World Wildlife Day and the Lake Superior Zoo is inviting you to help them celebrate and raise awareness. Local artist Brad Vanderbrook will be showcasing his giant portraits of endangered species around the Zoo, and will also be creating his newest piece of work. Vanderbrook uses white bedsheets and permanent marker to create…

Dozens of Anglers Reported Stranded on Lake of the Woods

The Lake of the Wood’s Sheriff’s Office said today that more than 100 anglers were stranded on the Lake of the Woods since Sunday.

BAUDETTE, Minn.-The Lake of the Wood’s Sheriff’s Office said today that more than 100 anglers were stranded on the Lake of the Woods since Sunday. Snow and roads covered in drifts have been making it difficult for those anglers to get to land. Some of the anglers, according to the sheriff, were at least 25 miles out in some spots….

Drivers Stranded by Blizzard Rescued in Southern Minnesota

The Minnesota National Guard and sheriff's deputies are rescuing people stranded by a blizzard in southern Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS-The Minnesota National Guard and sheriff’s deputies are rescuing people stranded by a blizzard in southern Minnesota. Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management says the Guard rescued 30 people in southeastern Freeborn County on Saturday night. Sheriff’s deputies rescued an additional 20 people. Gov. Tim Walz declared a state of emergency and ordered the Guard to help stranded motorists in…

Four Anglers Rescued from Snow-Swept Cook County Lake

Rescuers on snowmobiles and snowshoes battled 50-mph winds to rescue four anglers stranded on a snow-swept northern Minnesota lake.

COOK COUNTY, Minn.-Rescuers on snowmobiles and snowshoes battled 50-mph winds to rescue four anglers stranded on a snow-swept northern Minnesota lake. Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the anglers got their snowmobiles stuck more than 2 miles out on Greenwood Lake on Sunday afternoon. They were able to get phone contact with police in Ontario,…

Google Seeks Tax Breaks for $600M Data Center in Minnesota

Google's plan to build a $600 million wind-powered data center in central Minnesota may hinge on the tech giant's request for officials to waive 20 years' worth of future taxes.

BECKER, Minn-Google’s plan to build a $600 million wind-powered data center in central Minnesota may hinge on the tech giant’s request for officials to waive 20 years’ worth of future taxes. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Google has asked Sherburne County and the city of Becker for property tax breaks that could save the company up to $15 million….

Facts First Before Filing Your Taxes

Financial Expert Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial Offers Tips as Folks File 2019 Tax Returns

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 90 percent of taxpayers are expected to take the standard deduction this year. While that may sound like taxes just got easier, financial experts warn filers should be aware of some major changes to the tax code. Financial Professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial offers tips to making your filing stress free this year. What…

Local Veterans’ Organizations Need Your Help

Recently veterans' organizations in Superior donated more than $2,000 in Super One gift cards to Coast Guard members who weren’t getting paid during the government shutdown.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Recently veterans’ organizations in Superior donated more than $2,000 in Super One gift cards to Coast Guard members who weren’t getting paid during the recent government shutdown. Now those organizations are wanting to raise more awareness about what they do to help even more people. Earlier today we spoke with a representative from the Superior American Legion and he…

Kids Take Part in Space Camp

Kids got the opportunity to explore the universe today during a special camp at the Duluth Children's Museum.

DULUTH, Minn.-Kids got the opportunity to explore the universe today during a special camp at the Duluth Children’s Museum. During the event, which included NASA designed experiments, kids learned all about planets, asteroids and comets. Those organizing it, said today’s program really defines what the museum is all about. “Our whole experience at the Duluth Children’s Museum is to create…

Volunteers Needed at Animal Allies Humane Society

The Demand for Volunteers is an Ongoing Concern for Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 700 volunteers help keep the doors open and animals happy at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth every year, but staff members say they can never have enough helping hands. “The cats are just amazing and the dogs are always so friendly,” said volunteer Amber Karlstedt. It’s safe to say many of us most likely…

Captain Johnathan Hillstrand Visits Duluth

Captain Johnathan Hillstrand is Best Known for His Time on Discovery Channel's Hit Show Deadliest Catch

DULUTH, Minn. – Johnathan Hillstrand is captain & co-owner of the Time Bandit, a 113 ft commercial crab fishing vessel as seen on Discovery Channel’s hit TV series Deadliest Catch. Johnathan may wear the raspy exterior of a veteran crabbing captain, but he truly is a child at heart. He runs a generally happy boat – and a very tight…

Supporting Special Olympics Minnesota with Duluth’s Polar Plunge

The Duluth Polar Plunge is Happening Saturday, February 16, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The 2019 Duluth Polar Plunge is set to liven up Canal Park on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Participants will first enjoy a pre check-in party at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park Friday, February 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. A day-of check-in will take place at Grandma’s Sports Garden Saturday, February 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00…

School Closings, Delays for Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Closings and Delays Due to Winter Weather Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Birchwood School District – Closed (No after school activities) Mellen School District: CLOSING at 1:00 p.m. (No after school activities) South Shore School District: CLOSING at 12:00 p.m. (No after school activities) Superior School District: All after school athletic practices, extracurricular activities and community events CANCELED Watersmeet Township School District – Closed Categories: News, News – Latest News, School Closings…

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 Airport Sees Increase in Travelers in 2018

Possible Denver Flight in Future for Duluth Airport

Duluth, MN-Duluth International Airport officials have announced they saw a 13 percent increase in traffic in 2018 compared to 2017. More than 280,000 passengers flew through their facility last year. Both United and Delta saw increases over 2017, with United’s addition of the airbus flight in May leading to a nearly 30 percent increase year-over-year. Officials also said they expect…

Trump to Call for Unity, Face Skepticism in State of Union

President Donald Trump is expected to call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, but skeptics are likely to question whether he can be successful in pursuing such a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and personal attacks.

WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump is expected to call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, but skeptics are likely to question whether he can be successful in pursuing such a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and personal attacks. Ahead of Trump’s prime-time Tuesday speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she hopes to hear a commitment…

Doctor, Six Other Men Arrested in Northland Sex Solicitation Sting

A Grand Rapids physician is among seven men arrested and suspected of soliciting a minor for sex.

DULUTH, Minn.-A Grand Rapids physician is among seven men arrested and suspected of soliciting a minor for sex. Authorities conducted an undercover sting operation and placed ads on various sites know for soliciting sex. Prosecutors say Dr. Ogechukwu Adekweh was among those who responded to an ad and was arrested when he arrived to meet a juvenile female at a…

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Defends Blog Posts

Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn is defending blog posts he wrote more than a decade ago where he said a landmark gay rights court ruling could lead to legalized bestiality and labeled Planned Parenthood a "wicked organization."

MADISON, Wis.-Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn is defending blog posts he wrote more than a decade ago where he said a landmark gay rights court ruling could lead to legalized bestiality and labeled Planned Parenthood a “wicked organization.” Hagedorn spoke Monday about the blogs to conservative talk radio host John Muir on WTAQ-AM. He wrote the blogs while…

$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Superior

A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold Saturday in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold Saturday in Superior. The lucky player matched all five numbers (10, 17, 18, 43, 65) not including the Powerball (13). Those winning numbers came from a ticket sold at the Kwik Trip at 3027 E. Second St., which will collect a $20,000 retailer incentive for the sale. Player odds for winning the…

Unions, Senator File Third Lame-Duck Lawsuit in Wisconsin

State Sen. Janet Bewley, who represents northwestern Wisconsin, among those who filed lawsuit.

MADISON, Wis.-Five unions and a Democratic lawmaker have filed another lawsuit challenging measures Wisconsin Republican approved in a lame-duck session. The laws block Democratic Gov. Tony Evers from withdrawing from lawsuits without legislative approval, give lawmakers the power to decide how to spend money obtained from legal settlements and allow them to intervene in cases and hire their own attorneys…

Sen. Baldwin Invites Northwestern Wisconsin Teacher to Tuesday’s State of the Union

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that retired educator Diane Whitcraft from Webster, Wis. will join her for President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that retired educator Diane Whitcraft from Webster, Wis. will join her for President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Whitcraft has multiple sclerosis and had been taking the same medication for more than 23 years and she now struggles to pay for it. “I’m grateful to Sen.Baldwin for…

Foxconn Says it is Building Manufacturing Plant in Wisconsin

Foxconn Technology Group says after speaking with President Donald Trump the Taiwan company plans to proceed with plans to construct a plant in Wisconsin that will make screens that can be used for small electronic devices.

MADISON, Wis.-Foxconn Technology Group says after speaking with President Donald Trump the Taiwan company plans to proceed with plans to construct a plant in Wisconsin that will make screens that can be used for small electronic devices. The news Friday comes after a week of confusion about Foxconn’s plans in Wisconsin. The company had said last year that it was…

Tips for Starting Your Car

With the cold snap many of you may have trouble starting your car.

DULUTH, Minn.-With the cold snap many of you may have trouble starting your car. Local mechanics from All Star Service and Accessories tell us that the top ways to make sure your car will start in the morning is by having it connected to a charger while also having a block heater. They say another good way to make sure…

Zookeepers, Animals Working to Stay Warm During Arctic Blast

Staff at Lake Superior Zoo Taking Extra Precautions to Keep Animals Safe in Frigid Temperatures

DULUTH, Minn. – Dangerous cold weather doesn’t discriminate. Even the staff and animals at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth are bundling up and finding creative ways to stay warm during the bitter arctic blast. For Lana the Amur tiger, a heated space indoors is where she spends much of her time during below zero temperatures. A heated rock also…

The Northland’s National Weather Service

NORTHLAND UNCOVERED: The Duluth branch National Weather Service is making history in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – 2019 may be the year we see historic temps in the Northland, but what’s the history behind the guys making that call? Before they were called the National Weather Service, the U.S. Weather Bureau landed in Duluth in 1855. Along with being one of the biggest shipping ports, Duluth’s spot on Lake Superior and it’s crazy weather…

Fire Destroys Home Near Cloquet

A fire destroyed a home on Kantonen Road in Stoney Brook Township near Cloquet last night at about 6 p.m.

STONEY BROOK TOWNSHIP, Minn.-A fire destroyed a home at 8797 Kantonen Road in Stoney Brook Township near Cloquet last night at about 6 p.m. No one was injured in the blaze, according to the Cloquet Fire Area Fire District, as the Minnesota State Fire Marshall investigates. Fire units  from Cloquet, Industrial, and Culver all responded to the scene.   Categories:…

Superior Sister City to Host Japanese New Year Celebration

The Celebration is Happening Monday, January 28 at Christ Lutheran Church in Superior

DULUTH, Minn. – The Superior Sister City Commission is excited to be partnering with Christ Lutheran Church to host a Japanese New Year Celebration. The event is happening Monday, January 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church located at 320 North 28th Street in Superior. The community is welcome to taste test exotic foods, try origami…

New Superior Police Officer Sworn In

The Superior Police Department has sworn in its fifth female police officer.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The Superior Police Department has sworn in its fifth female police officer. She told Fox 21 today that this was a dream come true for her, helping people in a community she is quite familiar with. “I think what I’m looking forward to the most is starting what I was meant to do. Starting my career – especially in…

Concert at CSS to Showcase Music Unheard for 350 Years

The Concert "Intimate Music for Lute and Voice" is Happening Saturday, January 26 at The College of St. Scholastica

DULUTH, Minn. – A performance combining lute and voice at The College of St. Scholastica will feature recently discovered music that hasn’t been played in 350 years. Intimate Music for Lute and Voice is happening Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium on the College’s Duluth campus. Longtime lutenist Edward Martin is set to perform solo baroque lute songs…