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Fundraiser to Support Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance

The Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance is Hosting a Classic Horse Movie Night Thursday, January 24 at Zeitgeist

DULUTH, Minn. – This bitter winter weather doesn’t help local horse enthusiasts get out on the trails, but that’s not stopping the Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance from thinking about warmer months ahead. The Alliance is set to host the first ever Classic Horse Movie Night Fundraiser for horse trails on Thursday, January 24 at Zeitgeist in Duluth. The 1979…

Future of Freight Discussed in Duluth

Whether its semi-trailers leaving the Twin Ports full a goods, or rail cars packed with iron ore, the freight industry has a major impact on the local economy.

DULUTH, Minn.-Whether its semi-trailers leaving the Twin Ports full of goods, or rail cars packed with iron ore, the freight industry has a major impact on the local economy. Today Northland leaders from the Minnesota Department of Transportation came together to discuss how they can improve the area’s freight transportation system. One major issue they want to deal with are…

Shipping Season Ends in Northland

The Lake Superior commercial shipping season has come to a close and it appears it's been another solid one for the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Lake Superior commercial shipping season has come to a close and it appears it’s been another solid one for the Northland. Thirty-two millions tons of cargo were shipped out of Duluth, which is slightly down from last year. Port Authority officials say that number wasn’t unexpected as less coal is being shipped out due to environmental concerns. Iron…

New Snow Sculpture Goes Up at 21st Avenue East

Previously the sculpture featured President Trump in the caricature of a baby, but now features a brown and a white hand being shook.

DULUTH, Minn.-A new a snow sculpture has popped on Harry Welty’s property on 21st Avenue East and Fourth Street. Previously the sculpture featured President Trump in the caricature of a baby, but now features a brown and a white hand being shook. Welty says the head of the Trump sculpture was either forcefully removed by vandals earlier this month, or…

Duluth City Council Takes on Multiple Issues Tonight

Tonight the council will have a first reading on whether to restrict the sale of tobacco products to people under 21 - right now you have to be 18 to buy tobacco products in the city.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth City Council is set to take on another tobacco ordinance. Tonight they will have a first reading on whether to restrict the sale of tobacco products to people under 21 – right now you have to be 18 to buy tobacco products in the city. If the council votes on a second reading to approve the ordinance,…

Artists Encouraged to Apply for 2019 Park Point Art Fair

The Deadline to Register is March 1, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all artists to apply for the 2019 Park Point Art Fair! Coordinators of the 49th annual event are inviting visual artists to apply working in the following categories: printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, photography, jewelry and fiber. In its 49th year the art fair is well established, well organized and well liked  by regional artists…

Donations Encouraged for 2019 Night To Shine Prom

The 2019 Night To Shine Prom will be held Friday, February 8, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Augustana Lutheran Church set to host Night To Shine, a prom for people with special needs on Friday February 8, 2019 at Proctor High School. Organizers are getting ready to give away prom dresses with the help of “If The Dress Fits” another local non profit on January 12 & 19. A fundraiser is currently going on…

Northland Facebook Page Helps Find Lost Pets

A Northland Facebook page, which just passed 8,000 followers, is continuing to ease some of that anxiety by helping you find your lost pet.

DULUTH, Minn.-If a pet of yours ever went missing, you know how much panic that can create for you and your family. A Northland Facebook page, which just passed 8,000 followers, is continuing to ease some of that anxiety by helping you find your lost pet. “Missing Pets in the Northland,” which was started in 2016, has found countless pets…

Ice Rinks Ready to Go in Superior

Outdoor rinks are open in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Outdoor rinks are open in Superior. A total of seven rinks opened up this week and will continue that way until temperatures warm up. Parks and rec staff told us the warm temperatures affected setting up the rinks, along with the lack of snow in Superior. “A lot of it was just a lack of snow starting off ……

Mayor Gives Annual Chamber Speech

It’s a new year and new challenges await the city of Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-It’s a new year and new challenges await the city of Duluth. Mayor Emily Larson held her annual Chamber of Commerce speech today where she said the city has been dealt some blows during the past year, including all the damage on the Lakewalk, but the city is on the rise. She pointed to the Northland economy as one…

Northland’s Largest Baby Shower Happening Now

Life 97.3 and St. Luke's Hospital are Teaming Up Throughout the Month of January to Host the Northland's Largest Baby Shower

DULUTH, Minn. – Life 97.3 and St. Luke’s Hospital are partnering throughout the month of January to throw the Northland’s Largest Baby Shower! Life 97.3 is encouraging residents in the community to donate typical baby shower items that will ultimately benefit a number of organizations spread across the Northland that are helping families in need. Below is a list of all the organizations that…

Warming Shelter Opens in Superior

The shelter, being called the Ruth House Night Warming Center, is located at 1901 N. 12th St., and will open whenever it goes below twenty degrees from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A new overnight warming shelter has opened in Superior. The shelter, being called the Ruth House Night Warming Center, is located at 1901 N. 12th St., and will open whenever it goes below 20 degrees from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. When at the shelter, the group will help supply a warm place to sleep, a needs assessment, and…

Keeping Your Pets Safe During Brutal Cold Temperatures

A Place for Fido in the Fitger's Complex Offers Unique Materials for Pets During Dangerously Cold Temperatures

DULUTH, Minn. – The cold temperatures aren’t just hard on humans, our pets also need to stay safe and warm this winter. Pet experts and the owners of A Place for Fido in the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth recommend bringing outside animals inside during the deep freeze and limit their exposure to the cold. A Place for Fido sells all…

Set Standards, Not Resolutions for the New Year

Coach for Success Pam Solberg-Tapper Stops by FOX 21 Local News to Chat about Setting Standards, Not Resolutions in the New Year

DULUTH, Minn. – According to Tony Robbins, “Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.” This New Year, if you think you should lose weight, improve finances, stop procrastinating or be kinder this year set standards, not resolutions. A standard is a rule you set for yourself. It…

Cooking Connection: Corktown Deli’s ‘Hot Mess’ Breakfast

Corktown Deli and Brews in the Duluth Lincoln Park Neighborhood is Now Serving a Breakfast Menu

DULUTH, Minn. – Just months after opening, Corktown Deli and Brews is expanding their menu to include breakfast items. The menu ranges from hot items, to gourmet bagels and breakfast bruschetta. For this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Brittney Merlot had the chance to cook up the ‘Hot Mess’ as it’s called with chef Conor Maki. This breakfast item includes deli…

12-27-18 Closings and Delays Due to Winter Weather

Closings and Delays Received by FOX 21 Local News for Thursday, December 27, 2018

Senior Connections – Closed (There will be no meals or transportation services) Lake Superior College – Closed Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program – Closed Animal Allies – Closed YWCA Cornerstone Preschool and Childcare Center – Closed Bubbling Brook Childcare Center – Closed Kidz Kollege Learning Center – Closed Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College – Closed UDAC Categories: Community,…

Reflections on 2018, Intentions for 2019 at The Strength Factory

Owners of The Strength Factory and Rooted in Wellness Invite Twin Ports Residents to Reflect on the Past Year Sunday, December 30, 2018

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – This time of year is a great time to take a look back on the year and reflect of where we’ve come in the last 12 months and also to take some time to look forward to the new year and where we would like to go on the wide open road ahead in 2019. During this…

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,…

More Details Come Forward After Cloquet Police Officer Dismissed

City of Cloquet Releases Statement on Dismissed Officer

CARLTON, Minn.-Last night, the Carlton County Attorney’s office announced it had dismissed 18 pending cases involving a Cloquet police officer. In a statement released today, the city of Cloquet said the officer being separated from his employment is Scott Beckman, who has been with the force since October of 2000. City Administrator Aaron Reeves told Fox 21 that a separation…

Carlton County Attorney’s Office Dismisses 18 Pending Cases Involving a Cloquet Police Officer

A prosecutor's office in northern Minnesota has dismissed 18 pending cases involving a Cloquet police officer.

CARLTON, Minn.-A prosecutor’s office in northern Minnesota has dismissed 18 pending cases involving a Cloquet police officer. Acting Carlton County Attorney Jeffrey Boucher said Wednesday that after assistant county attorneys learned of a misconduct finding involving the officer, all pending cases involving the officer were dismissed pending a review. In addition, Boucher says four cases submitted for review have not…

More Details Emerge in Globe Grain Elevator Fire

More details are coming forward tonight after a fire destroyed the historic Globe grain elevator in Superior Monday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-More details are coming forward tonight after a fire destroyed the historic Globe grain elevator in Superior Monday. Fire officials now tell us that the public may continue to see smoke and embers at the site for up to a week as the fire continues to smolder. They say there shouldn’t be any concern for the public, however, as…

Local Business Gives Back to the Community

A business in Superior is giving back this holiday season in a unique way.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A business in Superior is giving back this holiday season in a unique way. Apple House Superior, which specializes in the sale of CBD oil, was donated a coat rack which they have placed on the sidewalk outside their store. The public can then hang up coats for those in need. The owner of the store says this type…

Animal Answers: Give the Gift of Adventure this Holiday Season

Staff at the Lake Superior Zoo Invite You to Purchase a Zoo Membership for a Family Member this Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to picking out the perfect gift this holiday season, more and more people are picking experiences or adventures, creating memories to last a lifetime. Staff at the Lake Superior Zoo are inviting folks to think about purchasing a Zoo membership this holiday season. Details: A Zoo membership pays for itself in two times, and with…

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…

Bakeries Busy Across Northland

With Christmas fast approaching bakeries are getting busy with holiday orders.

DULUTH, Minn.-With Christmas fast approaching bakeries are getting busy with holiday orders. Over at Johnson’s Bakery on West Third Street, they have been seeing non-stop orders come in for big holiday parties and family gatherings. The owners say the holidays can get a little stressful for them. “We’re busy enough to just try and keep up with everything for everybody….

Duluth City Council Approves More Funding for Lakewalk Repair

More money will be needed to pay for engineering services related to the damage done to the Lakewalk damage during the October 2017 and April 2018 storms.

DULUTH, Minn.-More money will be needed to pay for engineering services related to the damage done to the Lakewalk damage during the October 2017 and April 2018 storms. Last night, the Duluth City Council unanimously approved more funding for the contractor the city is working with in the amount of $225,000, bringing the total cost of engineering services to about…