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New UPS Store Opens

A new UPS store has popped up in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A new UPS store has popped up in Superior. The store, which is owned and operated by a veteran, had its grand opening today on East Second Street. Management said the new location is ideal as there are a lack of shipping businesses in that area. “I’ve received a ton of feedback that this is going to be pretty…

Salvation Army Fundraising Season Begins

The Salvation Army's fundraising season has begun.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Salvation Army’s fundraising season has begun. Earlier today their annual civic luncheon was held at the Inn on Lake Superior to kickoff efforts to raise funds for their food and toy drive, while also getting ready for their Red Kettle event. Leadership from the group said many Northlander’s struggle throughout the year, but many have a hard time…

Spirit Mountain Begins Making Snow

If snow falling from the sky isn't enough for you, Spirit Mountain is also getting in on the action as they started making their own snow this week.

DULUTH, Minn.-If snow falling from the sky isn’t enough for you, Spirit Mountain is also getting in on the action as they started making their own snow this week. Management there said the recent cold snap has made for ideal conditions for making the white stuff. They couldn’t be happier about it either, as it makes them feel more connected…

American Lung Association Promotes Screening for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Association Pushes Screening that Could Save 25,000 Lives

DULUTH, Minn. – Throughout November for Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association in Duluth is encouraging people who are at risk for lung cancer to take a screening eligibility quiz. Click here to take the quiz. To date, 137,000 Americans have taken the test to learn about their risk for lung cancer. According to the Association, lung cancer…

Raleigh Academy Honors Veterans

This Sunday veterans will be honored across the country during ceremonies for Veterans Day.

DULUTH, Minn.-This Sunday veterans will be honored across the country during ceremonies for Veterans Day. Today the Raleigh Academy School got in on the celebrations early with a Veterans Day event of their own. During the program students got to meet veterans from around the area while singing songs to them. Raleigh Academy has held a program honoring veterans every…

Venison Processing Businesses Busy

We are less than a week into the rifle deer season in Minnesota, but that hasn't stopped venison processors from staying busy.

DULUTH, Minn.-We are less than a week into the rifle deer season in Minnesota, but that hasn’t stopped venison processors from staying busy. Over at Old World Meats on Basswood Avenue butchers tells us they have been abnormally busy all week making all kinds of products including sausage and venison hamburger. Management there said they believe the busyness is due…

Wisconsin Governor’s Race Still Being Decided

About 47,000 uncounted ballots in Milwaukee County could determine the winner of the race for Wisconsin governor.

MILWAUKEE, Wis.-About 47,000 uncounted ballots in Milwaukee County could determine the winner of the race for Wisconsin governor. The city of Milwaukee’s elections commissioner, Neil Albrecht, says 47,000 ballots were to be counted by 1 a.m. Wednesday. The race between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Tony Evers was too close to call as of midnight with 94 percent of…

Hermantown City Council Approves Raising Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

The Hermantown City Council voted 5-0 last night to move the tobacco purchase age in the city to 21, starting Jan. 1 of 2019.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-The Hermantown City Council voted 5-0 last night to move the tobacco purchase age in the city to 21, starting Jan. 1 of 2019. The age limit also applies to vaping devices. Councilor Gloria Nelson told Fox 21 that the move was made because they want to get tobacco products out of young people’s hands so the area can…

Gov. Walker Visits Northland

As we close in on election day, that means multiple candidates are stopping in the Northland to drum up support for their campaign.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-As we close in on election day, that means multiple candidates are stopping in the Northland to drum up support for their campaign. Today was no different as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker held a rally at the Bong Airport in Superior. Walker is in a tight race against Democratic candidate Tony Evers. Walker said even though the polls are…

Veterans Honored at UWS

All week long veterans will be honored at UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-All week long veterans will be honored at UWS. Festivities kicked off today at the school as students gathered to send holiday mail to the nation’s heroes. Those organizing the event were amazed at just how dedicated students can be to the Armed Forces. “It’s just really cool to see our student campus come together to  send these mailings…

Taste the Flavors of Fall this Week in Downtown Duluth

Visitors and Northland Residents are Invited to Enjoy $10 Lunch Specials and $25 Dinner Specials Through Saturday, November 10

DULUTH, Minn. – Are you looking for easy lunch and dinner options this week? If so, the Greater Downtown Council in Duluth has you covered! Eat Downtown – Flavors of Fall Duluth Restaurant Week kicks off Monday, November 5 and will run through Saturday, November 10. Darlene Marshall with the Greater Downtown Council says the goal of this week is to…

Junk Hunt Happening This Weekend

The Duluth Junk Hunt is happening this weekend at the DECC.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Junk Hunt is happening this weekend at the DECC. The event, which happens twice a year, features more than 100 booths of vintage finds and repurchased treasures including furniture and jewelry. This year when you shop at the event, you will also be helping a good cause. “Every show we are going to feature a different non-profit…

New Tourism Discount Pass Introduced to Duluth

A new program has been launched in Duluth that will lead to visitors and residents getting discounts on the area’s biggest tourist attractions.

DULUTH, Minn.-A new program has been launched in Duluth that will lead to visitors and residents getting discounts on the area’s biggest tourist attractions. The program dubbed the “Duluth Discount Pass” will allow the public to visit Duluth’s eight most popular tourist attractions on the cheap including Glensheen Mansion and the Lake Superior Zoo. You can purchase either a three-day…

Todd Eckart Band to Headline Duluth Sister Cities International Fundraiser

The Fundraiser for Duluth Sisiter Cities Internation is Happening Saturday, November 3 at Mitchell Auditorium

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Sister Cities International is set to host their 4th Annual Fundraising Concert. The event is taking place at Mitchell Auditorium on Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme for the event is “Buddy Holly Meets The Everly Brothers.” The Todd Eckart Band will be headlining the evening of fun and entertainment all for…

St. Luke’s Fundraiser Being Held

The St. Luke's Volunteer Service Guild Holiday Sale began today in the hospital's gift shop.

DULUTH, Minn.-The St. Luke’s Volunteer Service Guild Holiday Sale began today in the hospital’s gift shop. All sales from that event will help provide for services for its patients. “It’s a lot of fun, it was fun setting up seeing all the new things – every year we have new things,” said Pam Nylander, president of volunteer services. The event,…

Denfeld Theater & Music Present “Anything Goes”

The Performance of "Anything Goes" Opens Thursday, November 1

DULUTH, Minn. – Students involved with Denfeld Theater and Music have been busy preparing for months to debut their latest production, “Anything Goes.” The S.S. American is setting sail from New York to England, on the Denfeld stage. Billy Crocker, a young assistant to a Wall Street tycoon, decides to stow away in hopes of wooing his long-lost love, Hope…

Local Shelters, Miller Hill Subaru Host Animal Adoption Event This Weekend

The Subaru "Love-A-Pet" Event is Happening Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4

DULUTH, Minn. – The pur-fect event is happening in the Northland this weekend to help you add on to your family. Animal Allies Humane Society, Lake County Humane Society, PJ’s Rescue and Rockwall Pets will join the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) for it’s annual “Love-A-Pet” campaign adoption event. Animal Allies Development Officer, Michelle Sternberg,…

Experts Offer Tips for Online Security

With constant headlines focusing on data breaches and other computer security concerns, Douglas County is becoming more proactive in helping the public fight back against hackers.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-With constant headlines focusing on data breaches and other computer security concerns, Douglas County is becoming more proactive in helping the public fight back against hackers. Earlier today a workshop was held at the Douglas County Service Center where the public and small business owners became more aware of the basic steps to protecting themselves online. Experts say some…

Trick-or-Treating Begins in Northland

We are just a few days away from Halloween, but that hasn’t stopped kids from trick-or-treating a little earlier in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-We are just a few days away from Halloween, but that hasn’t stopped kids from trick-or-treating a little earlier in Superior. Today kids went from business to business throughout the downtown business district to fill their bags with sweet treats. It’s become a tradition for some families in the Northland – something they hope to do every Halloween. “We’ve…

Local Package Experts Discuss Safety

With package safety at the forefront of many American's minds, Fox 21 stopped at a local package business to find out how they keep the shipping industry safe.

DULUTH, Minn.-With package safety at the forefront of many American’s minds, Fox 21 stopped at a local package business to find out how they keep the shipping industry safe. Management there said they like to see packages remain open before they are boxed up. They will also ask you a lot of questions when you come in about your shipment…

Ballot Equipment Tested Today in St. Louis County

We are less than two weeks away from the general election, and that means local election officials are preparing for the big day.

DULUTH, Minn.-We are less than two weeks away from the general election, and that means local election officials are preparing for the big day. Earlier today, St. Louis County held a voting equipment test, which would reveal any flaws they have in their system. “We’re very happy everything is running smoothly … we’ve had minimal issues,” said Phil Chapman, the…

Hunt for Pumpkins at Glensheen

With Halloween less than a week away, Glensheen is getting in on the fun with a very special Halloween–themed tour.

DULUTH, Minn.-With Halloween less than a week away, Glensheen is getting in on the fun with a very special Halloween–themed tour. Now through Halloween, 20 pumpkins will be hidden throughout the mansion for kids to find during their tour. There’s even a fun prize at the end so you can declare your pumpkin hunting mastery. “It’s a great way to…

Twins Hire ex-Rays Player, Coach Rocco Baldelli as Manager

The Minnesota Twins have hired Tampa Bay Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as their new manager, seeking a young voice to help revive a struggling team.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-The Minnesota Twins have hired Tampa Bay Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as their new manager, seeking a young voice to help revive a struggling team. The 37-year-old Baldelli replaces Paul Molitor, who was fired after four seasons with a 305-343 record. Baldelli will be the youngest manager in the major leagues, the first skipper ever born in the…

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Climb

$1.6 billion - that's the estimated jackpot for tomorrow's Mega Millions drawing.

DULUTH, Minn.-$1.6 billion – that’s the estimated jackpot for tomorrow’s Mega Millions drawing. Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is also climbing to more than $600 million. Today Fox 21 spoke with a math expert on what your odds on winning actually are. A professor at UMD said the odds of hitting the Mega Millions is about one in 300,000,000. Mathematically he says…

UMD ‘Students for Justice’ Speak Out Against the Purchase of Personal Protective Gear

A group of nearly 20 students calling themselves 'Students for Justice' are rallying against the city's possible purchase of riot gear.

DULUTH, Minn.- A group of students at the University of Minnesota Duluth calling themselves the Students for Justice marched around campus and spoke out against the city’s possible decision to purchase riot gear. The group of nearly 20 student activists chanted that a city that does not have problems with riots should not have to purchase riot gear. The students found…

Sen. Smith Visits Northland

Democratic Senator Tina Smith made a stop in Duluth today as she tries to drum up support for her campaign.

DULUTH, Minn.-Democratic Senator Tina Smith made a stop in Duluth today as she tries to drum up support for her campaign. Her first stop of the day was at Ecolibrium 3 in Lincoln Park where she met with local officials to talk about housing issues in the area. She said her goal today was to get a better understanding of…

City Estimates $18 Million in Damages Caused by Recent Storm

The city of Duluth has announced that there was an estimated $18 million in damages during the Oct. 10 storm to multiple locations in Duluth including the Lakewalk Trail from Canal Park to Leif Erickson Park.

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth has announced that there was an estimated $18 million in damages during the Oct. 10 storm to multiple locations in Duluth including the Lakewalk Trail from Canal Park to Leif Erickson Park. Other damaged areas include portions of the shoreline, a section of the seawall by the Minnesota Slip Bridge, the sidewalk behind the DECC,…

Cloquet Arena Burglary Suspect Arrested in Duluth

A man wanted by Cloquet police for allegedly breaking into an ATM Wednesday at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena was arrested in the early morning hours Thursday after turning himself in to Duluth police in a bizarre fashion.

CLOQUET, Minn.-A man wanted by Cloquet police for allegedly breaking into an ATM Wednesday at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena was arrested in the early morning hours Thursday after turning himself in to Duluth police in a bizarre fashion. At 3:30 a.m. Thursday authorities say the suspect walked into a Duluth gas station, plopped some cash on the counter and…

Teen Arrested After Multiple Fires at Gilbert Recycling Center

The Gilbert Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old boy, accusing him of starting three fires at the Gilbert Recycling Center over the last few days.

GILBERT, Minn.-The Gilbert Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old boy, accusing him of starting three fires at the Gilbert Recycling Center over the last few days. After an investigation by authorities, the cause of the fire was determined to be arson. Damages are expected to exceed $10,000, according to a release from police. The city of Gilbert has temporarily closed…

Future of Northland Discussed

Over the last two years Duluth's Planning Division has been gathering community feedback and perspectives for its "Imagine Duluth 2035" campaign.

DULUTH, Minn.- Over the last two years Duluth’s Planning Division has been gathering community feedback and perspectives for its “Imagine Duluth 2035” campaign. Today an update was given on the city comprehensive plan at the downtown Duluth Library, during an event sponsored by Fuse Duluth, a branch of the Chamber of Commerce that focuses on youth leadership. Those in attendance…

Purple Heart Recipients to go on Outdoors Excursion

Purple Heart recipients are descending on the Northland for a special outdoors excursion.

DULUTH, Minn.-Purple Heart recipients are descending on the Northland for a special outdoors excursion. Five veterans arrived in Duluth today as they head out to Delta, WI for all the fishing and hunting they can handle. The event, being organized by the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, is meant to serve as a way to relieve stress for the Purple…

Sir Ben’s Honored For Helping Disabled

A Duluth restaurant received a big honor today for all they do for people with disabilities.

DULUTH, Minn.-A Duluth restaurant received a big honor today for all they do for people with disabilities. Sir Benedict’s Tavern was named an Outstanding Disability Employer by the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation. UDAC, which helps people with disabilities learn life skills while getting job training, nominated Sir Ben’s for the award, due to all the work the restaurant…

Farmers’ Market Still Going Strong

With the snow already starting to fly throughout the Northland, the gardening season is getting ready to wrap up.

DULUTH, Minn.-With the snow already starting to fly throughout the Northland, the gardening season is getting ready to wrap up. The farmers’ market in Superior is still open after battling some harsh conditions for growing earlier this year. One farmer we spoke to said the huge amounts of rain the area got at times, made things difficult. “In my mind…