Duluth Judge Joins National Opioid Task Force

Judge Floerke  is now one of 20 officials on the National Judicial Opioid Task Force.

DULUTH, Minn.-  A national drug task force aiming to combat the opioid epidemic, is inviting a Duluth judge to join the team. Sixth Judicial District Judge Shaun Floerke is working to fight the opioid epidemic not only in the Northland, but nationwide.  Judge Floerke  is now one of 20 officials on the National Judicial Opioid Task Force. The group is split…

Police Resolve Threat Referencing Cloquet High School

Officials say the Threat was Made Through Social Media

CLOQUET, Minn. – Authorities say all is safe in Cloquet Wednesday morning after police responded to a threat of violence referencing Cloquet High School. Tuesday evening the Cloquet Police Department was made aware of this potential threat of violence and immediately began investigating the incident. The threat was made through social media. Thirty minutes after being notified, officers located an…

Giant Insects Fill Duluth Depot

Educational Exhibit Features Entomology

DULUTH, Minn. – Giant insects are taking over the Duluth Depot. Friday an educational exhibit highlighting insects is opening up at the Duluth Depot. The World of Giant Insects exhibit opens Saturday, March 3. There will be eight giant robotic insects similar to the size of compact automobiles. The nationally recognized traveling exhibit runs through April 11. It’s free to…

One Killed by Train Near Culver

Incident Happened About 11:15 a.m.

CULVER TOWNSHIP, Minn.-A woman was killed today after being hit by a Canadian National Railway train at about 11 a.m. near Culver. The incident happened at the tracks off Highway 8, near Highway 7. The woman was found on the tracks, about 100 yards from the road. An identity for the victim has not been released, according to authorities, as…

Spokesman: Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died at Age 99

Graham Well Known for Work on Television

MONTREAT, N.C.-The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments. His wife, Ruth, died in 2007….

3M Co. to Pay $850 million to Minnesota to Settle Case Over Chemical Disposal

Money Will be Used to Address Problems Chemicals Created

MINNEAPOLIS-3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a case alleging the manufacturer damaged the state’s natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing chemicals over decades. Attorney General Lori Swanson announced the settlement Tuesday, a few hours after jury selection was halted on the day the trial was scheduled to begin. Minnesota was seeking…

Bon Iver Manager to Run for Duffy’s Seat

Multiple Democrats Come Forward Against Duffy

WAUSAU, Wis.-The manager of indie folk band Bon Iver is planning to run for the Wisconsin congressional seat currently held by Republican Sean Duffy. Kyle Frenette is the founder of Middle West Management. He’s managed two-time Grammy award winner Bon Iver and founder Justin Vernon since 2007. USA Today Network-Wisconsin says Frenette has submitted his candidacy to run as a…

Cool School Plunge Held Today

Another Polar Plunge Takes Place Tomorrow in Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn.-The staff from Fox 21 is diving into Lake Superior tomorrow for the Polar Plunge, but today some local high school students took center stage. Today’s plunge was also meant to raise money for Special Olympics. Students from across the region gathered in Canal Park as part of their special event the Cool School Plunge. Some of the participants…

Duluth Sports Show Continues

Events Continue Through Sunday

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Sports Show has been packing the DECC for much of the week and that trend is expected to continue through the weekend. The event showcases a variety of outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and camping. Staff from the show tell Fox 21 they try to change things up every year to keep people coming back. “We try…

Minnesota Legislature Considering Five Bills Related to Guns

Legislators Responding to Recent School Shooting in Florida

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The deadly school shooting in Florida has revived discussion over gun control and highlighted Minnesota’s pending bills on the issue. The Pioneer Press reports that there are at least five bills currently on file this session relating to firearms or the Second Amendment. A “stand your ground” bill would allow lethal force to be used to stop felonies,…

Fitger’s Frozen Fundraiser Aims to Impact Hundreds of Animals

The Fitger's Frozen Fundraiser is Happening Friday, January 26, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Tickets are on sale now for the annual Fitger’s Frozen Fundraiser event happening Friday, January 26, 2018! Marketing and Communications Manager Michelle Sternberg stopped by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday morning to chat about the fun event. Sternberg says all attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages. Beverages will be provided by Bent Paddle Beer and the…

Evening Update 1-1-18

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, January 1, 2018

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Midday Update 12-27-17

Local News and Weather Headlines for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Midday Update 12-26-17

Local News and Weather Headlines for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Northland Uncovered: Duluth Bethel Receives Historical Grant

Duluth Bethel Has New Hope For Preserving the Past

DULUTH, Minn. – Historical buildings aren’t too hard to come by in the Northland. But one in Duluth is also home to an organization that’s been around for nearly 150 years, and now, Duluth Bethel has new hope for preserving their past. The story begins in 1912 when the notable Duluth building was built. Duluth Bethel still stands tall on the hill,…

Morning Update 12-26-17

Local News and Weather Headlines for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Midday Update 12-25-17

Local News and Weather Making Headlines on Monday, December 25, 2017

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Midday Update 12-11-17

Local News and Weather Headlines in the Northland

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On Sale Now, ‘The Copper Hen Cookbook’

Duluth's Best Bread Co-Owner Robert Lillegard Has Released His Third Cookbook, 'The Copper Hen'

DULUTH, Minn. – Cooking can be difficult for many of us, whether it be finding certain ingredients or the time to perfect the best dishes, but one Duluthian is looking to eliminate the hesitation. Co-owner of Duluth’s Best Bread, Robert Lillegard first dabbled in cookbook writing when he was asked to write the first cookbook for The Duluth Grill. Since then,…

Midday Update 12-8-17

Local News and Weather Making Headlines in the Northland

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Mixing Up Holiday Cocktails with Vikre Distillery

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Brett Scott stopped by Vikre Distillery located in Duluth’s Canal Park to test out a few holiday cocktails. Visitor Experience and Events Manager Chelsy Whittington poured two cocktails from the distillery’s taproom. The Orange Whip includes Ovrevann Aquavit, Bent Paddle Bent Hop Syrup as well as grapefruit, lemon and orange…

Duluth Police Respond to Incident in Woodland Neighborhood

Three Individuals Arrested at Woodland Residence, One Not Yet Found

DULUTH, Minn. – Shortly after 7:00 p.m. Friday evening Duluth Police and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Woodland Avenue in Duluth. Officials say one of the renters at the residence reported there were people in the residence. When authorities arrived they noticed several people leaving the residence. Officials say three people were…

Shelters Team Up For Annual “Love A Pet” Adoption Event

The Adoption Event is Happening Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders have the chance to “Love a Pet” this weekend at Miller Hill Subaru. Happening Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m., three local shelters will come together for the Northland’s biggest adoption event of the year. Star of the North Shelter in Grand Rapids,…

Veterans Day March in Duluth

Many Northlanders Have a Personal Connection to the Federal Holiday

DULUTH, Minn. – Saturday is Veterans Day and all across the Northland people are honoring veterans with marches and ceremonies. On Veterans Day, the men and women who served in our country’s military are celebrated and honored. For many Northland families, the holiday holds personal significance. Each veteran marching through Downtown Duluth, has a unique story of the service. “I…

Morning Update 11-6-17

Local news and weather making headlines Monday, November 6, 2017

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Solving the Healthy Food Access Issue

The Minnesota Food Access Summit discusses local issues, to make healthy food more available.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesotans working to change the flow of food through laws, policies, and systems are meeting this week. The Minnesota Food Access Summit brings together around 550 individuals from different fields, aiming to solve the issue of healthy food access. “When you have an opportunity to work with different sectors, it really helps you expand and creatively think of…

Remembering Senator Paul Wellstone’s Legacy

Northlanders remember Senator Paul Wellstone on the 15th anniversary of his death.

DULUTH, Minn.- Fifteen years ago on October 25th Northlanders were devastated when a plane crash took the life of a beloved Senator. FOX21 is remembering the legacy of Senator Paul Wellstone. “We all do better, when we all do better,” Paul Wellstone said. Those words have stuck with Northlanders. FOX21 spoke with one of Wellstone’s early supporters- which grew later…