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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…

Kenwood Rezoning Plan Fails at Council Meeting

The Duluth City Council failed to pass a vote for a proposed rezoning of a portion of the Kenwood neighborhood.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth City Council failed to pass a vote for a proposed commercial rezoning of a portion of the Kenwood neighborhood. Councilors rejected it unanimously. Here’s the map which shows the proposed rezone area. The area is one that councilors tell us, is a full of single family affordable housing. The initial plan could have made room for apartments…

Children’s Museum Stays Busy During Winter Break

Now through the end of the year, the Duluth Children's Museum is offering special programming for kids on winter break.

DULUTH, Minn.-Now through the end of the year, the Duluth Children’s Museum is offering special programming for kids on winter break. Every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the museum will have free events dedicated to the importance of the area’s waters. Those organizing the program said it’s a fun way to get kids to learn more about the…

Last Saltie in Port of Duluth-Superior Loading Today, Expected to Depart Saturday

There was a flurry of grain-loading activity in the Twin Ports during the past several weeks as 17 oceangoing vessels ('salties') arrived to load cargoes ahead of winter closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway at the end of December.

DULUTH, Minn.-There was a flurry of grain-loading activity in the Twin Ports during the past several weeks as 17 oceangoing vessels (‘salties’) arrived to load cargoes ahead of winter closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway at the end of December. The Federal Rhine will be the last saltie to leave the Port of Duluth-Superior this season, though Great Lakes freighters…

Man Convicted of Charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle in Bayfield County

A crash that left one man dead in Cornucopia, Wis. in June of 2017, has lead to the conviction of man on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

BAYFIELD, Wis.-A crash that left one man dead in Cornucopia, Wis. in June of 2017, has lead to the conviction of man on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. After a four-day jury trial,  Andrew Peterson was convicted of that felony charge and could face a fine of $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or…

Walker Signs Legislation Weakening Democratic-Elect Governor

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a sweeping package of Republican-authored lame-duck legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.

MADISON, Wis.-Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a sweeping package of Republican-authored lame-duck legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. The measures restrict early in-person voting to two weeks before an election. The legislation gives Republicans control of the state jobs creation agency, blocks Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers from withdrawing Wisconsin from a…

Rubber Chicken Theater Presents a Christmas Comedy

Rubber Chicken Theater Celebrates Ten Years of Making the Northland Laugh with Their Holiday Sketch Comedy Revue

DULUTH, Minn. – This year’s Holiday Sketch Comedy Revue presented by Rubber Chicken Theater will help celebrate ten years of making the Northland laugh. This year’s show, The Wisecracker Suite: A Decade of Jokes, Puns and Assorted Nuts, will be happening December 21-22 and 28-31 at 7:30 p.m. The comedy show is taking place at the Spirit of the North…

Handmade in the Northland: Art by SJ Nielsen

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Sam Nielsen is the creator of Art by…

Duluth Gun Violence Vigil to Raise Awareness Today

A Vigil for the Lives Lost to Gun Violence in the United States is Happening Thursday, December 13 at Noon at the First Luteran Church in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The 6th Annual December vigil to remember victims of gun violence is happening Thursday, December 13 at noon. The event is taking place at First Lutheran Church in Duluth (1100 East Superior Street). Organizers say this vigil is an important part in raising awareness in the Northland when it comes to gun violence and safety. The annual…

Handmade in the Northland: Mike and Jen’s Hot Cocoa Mix

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Dean Packingham is known as the creator of…

Handmade in the Northland: Makers Mercantile

FOX 21 Local News is Looking to Highlight Local Makers in the Northland Ahead of the Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – During the week of December 10 – 14, FOX 21 Local News from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be highlighting local makers in the Northland ahead of the Christmas holiday. Throughout the holiday season, many folks are working to pick out unique, locally made gifts for friends and loved ones. Scott and Sara Clifton are the owners of…

Free Skate with Santa, Rudolph Event at Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

The Skating, Family Fun Event is Happening Wednesday, December 12 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Parks and Recreation division is hosting a Skate with Santa and Rudolph event on Wednesday, December 12. The free family-fun event will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center (120 South 30th Avenue West, Duluth). There will be a live DJ with holiday music, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, winter science demonstrations…

Christmas Trees Given to Veterans

Multiple Wisconsin veterans' organizations gathered in Superior today to raise holiday cheer for those that served.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Multiple Wisconsin veterans’ organizations gathered in Superior today to raise holiday cheer for those that served. More than 30 Christmas trees were being offered up at the corner of Catlin and Winter streets for free for veterans. Those organizing the event said the program serves as a type of therapy for the volunteers. “A lot of veterans need to…

Petting Away the Stress During Finals

Across the Northland students are cramming as finals near.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Across the Northland students are cramming as finals near. Today students at WITC Superior campus got the chance to pet away that stress with a special visit from some furry friends. Officials from Lake Superior Paws for Love said it’s always surprising  how much animals can help those facing difficult situations. “College students – finals week – final projects…

Autonomous Vehicle Competition Held at UMD

In the future autonomous vehicles could be taking over Northland roads - that's if some UMD engineering students have their way.

DULUTH, Minn.-In the future autonomous vehicles could be taking over Northland roads – that’s if some UMD engineering students have their way. Earlier today 15 teams from an introductory engineering course at that school held a completion with mini autonomous vehicles. During the event, vehicles navigated a route without human intervention. Students in the class said this type of learning…

10,000 Socks Donated to Salvation Army

10,000 socks, along with cash gifts, were donated to the Duluth Salvation Army today.

DULUTH, Minn.-10,000 socks, along with cash gifts adding up to $1,500, were donated to the Duluth Salvation Army today. It was all part of a fundraiser from Fond du Luth Casino, where patrons were given the chance to give to the less fortunate. Officials at the event said a donation of socks can go a long way for those in…

Free Holiday Block Party Saturday in Hermantown

The Free Family Block Party is a Partnership Between Best Christmas Ever and Multiple Local Businesses in Hermantown

DULUTH, Minn. – Best Christmas Ever and multiple local businesses in the Hermantown area invite everyone to join their free Family Block Party Saturday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Block Party will help raise awareness and financial support for local families who have fallen on hard times this holiday season. The event includes pictures with Santa, live Christmas…

Coffee Conversation: Renegade Theater Presents ‘Dear Elizabeth’

The Renegade Theater Company is Proud to Present 'Dear Elizabeth' at Zeitgeist in Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday morning on FOX 21 Local News, Mary Fox with Renegade Theater stopped by to chat about their latest production of ‘Dear Elizabeth’ now playing at Zeitgeist Teatro Zuccone. The show already wowed audiences for one weekend, but if you missed your chance to see the compelling performance, there are three more showings! Synopsis: From 1947 to…

Science Showcase Held at St. Scholastica

Students from St. Scholastica displayed their environmental research findings today during a showcase focusing on sustainability.

DULUTH, Minn.-Students from St. Scholastica displayed their environmental research findings today during a showcase focusing on sustainability. Among the topics presented included climate change – something organizers want students to think about more critically. “The students started talking about climate science, trying to look at different sources of data and being able to critically analyze – so a lot of…