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Blues, Bluegrass to Entertain Crowds in Gary New Duluth

The Gary New Duluth Recreation Center will Host a Blues & Bluegrass Concert Wednesday, August 22

DULUTH, Minn. – Fish Heads and Friends, an evening of blues to bluegrass, will entertain crowds Wednesday, August 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fish Heads and Friends will perform starting at 4:00 p.m. followed by Gina Lee at 5:45 p.m. The evening will close with the Holy Hottenanners from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and…

Local Musician Todd Eckart to Release First Album Sunday

Eckart is Set to Host an Album Release Sunday, August 19 at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – After years of songwriting, singing and saving, local musician Todd Eckart is set to host his first official CD release concert on Sunday, August 19 at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. Ticket sales for the event will begin at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. The album is called “Out of the Blue,” and…

Art in Bayfront Park Takes Over Duluth this Weekend

Ninth Annual Art in Bayfront Park is Happening Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, Art in Bayfront Park returns for the ninth year. The two-day art fair takes place at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Art lovers will find quality work from local and regional artists. Vendors will include jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, metalwork, glass and more. New this year, there will be a…

Hot Weather Worries: Tips for Keeping Pets Cool

In this Week's Animal Answers, Dr. Justin Dahl Offers Tips to Keeping Animals Safe When Weather Warms

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In this week’s Animal Answers, we’re tackling the topic of hot weather worries when it comes to pets. With temperatures soaring into the 80s and lower 90s, it’s important for us all to remember we’re not the ones wearing a fur coat. Dr. Justin Dahl with Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior offers two important tips to…

UMD Political Science Professor Weighs in on Tuesday’s Primary Election

Primary Elections are Taking Place in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday, August 14; Polls Close at 8:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Tuesday, August 14, residents in Minnesota and Wisconsin have the chance to make their voice heard during the 2018 Primary Election. Tuesday morning, Cindy Rugeley, UMD Associate Professor of Political Science, gave her insight on the importance of the primary election. Races up for grabs include Governor, Congress, Senate, Attorney General and many more local races….

Carvers Travel to Superior for Chainsaw Sculpture Championship

20 carvers from around the world came for the competition.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The sounds of chainsaws will fill the neighborhoods of Superior all weekend as the Chainsaw Sculpture Championship is being held at Barker’s Island this weekend. Carvers from all over the world are competing in different events throughout the weekend to showcase their skills and reunite with their fellow carvers. There are two groups within the event: there…

Sixth Judicial Judge Mark Munger Announces Retirement

Munger has been practicing law here in Duluth for almost 40 years

DULUTH, Minn. – Longtime sixth judicial judge Mark Munger will soon be retiring after decades on the job in St. Louis county. Judge Munger has been practicing law for almost 40 years. He’s lived and worked in Duluth for his entire life. Munger served as a practitioner for 18 years and a judge for almost 20 years. “Well I think I’m…

Beautiful Views for Bayfront Blues Festival 2018

The 2018 Bayfront Blues Festival Starts Friday, August 10 and Will Conclude on Sunday, August 12

DULUTH, Minn. – Tickets are now on sale in preparation for the 2018 Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth. Organizers say the Blues Fest is the longest running in the State of Minnesota, as they celebrate thirty years in 2018. Folks flock to the annual festival from across the world for the weekend full of musicians and beautiful views of the…

District Flat Apartments Officially Opens in Duluth

The newest apartment complex in Duluth held its grand opening on Wednesday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The newest apartment complex in Duluth is officially open for business. District Flat Apartments on Maple Grove Road has been open and operating for the past two weeks, but made the opening official as it hosted its grand opening on Wednesday. There are 72 units in the building, ranging in price for the one and two bedrooms….

Sen. Smith Visits Northland

  DULUTH, Minn.-Democratic Sen. Tina Smith was in Duluth as she introduced a bill that addresses the rise in prescription drug costs. Smith said she’s hoping the bill will alleviate the high prices for medicine they pay for in this area and around the country. “The number one thing I hear people talking about is healthcare, especially medicine and it’s…

Pence Arrives in Northland

DULUTH, Minn.-Vice President Mike Pence made his way to Duluth today to drum up support for Republican Congressional Candidate Pete Stauber, while also meeting with local business leaders. Just after 11 a.m. Pence’s Airforce 2 landed at the Duluth International Airport. He was welcomed by quite a few onlookers of all ages at the airport as they waited for their…

Duluth Police, Fire Departments to Compete at Wade Stadium Thursday

The 11th Annual Guns and Hoses Fundraiser for the Northern Lights Foundation is Happening Thursday, August 9

DULUTH, Minn. – This Thursday, August 8, tension will be running high at Wade Stadium in Duluth as the battle continues between the Duluth Fire Department and the Duluth Police Department for the 11th Annual Guns and Hoses Fundraiser. The event benefits and raises funds for the Northern Lights Foundation, which provides financial support to families with children who have…

Northland Trio Looks to Help Animals with PJ’s Rescue

In This Week's Animal Answers, Meet a Trio of Ladies Looking to Spread Love and Compassion with PJ's Rescue

DULUTH, Minn. – A Northland trio recently formed together with the hope of giving dogs from Texas a second chance at life. Founder Tina Marcella says PJ’s Rescue was started out of a desire to rescue more dogs from the southern state. Marcella and two other founders all have dogs that were rescued from Texas, and want to encourage others to…

Remains of Korean War Hero Coming Home to Superior

Sgt. Rufus Ketchum had been missing in active duty since December 1950.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A U.S. serviceman who served in the Korean War and was reported missing more than 60 years ago is now accounted for. Army Sergeant First Class Rufus Ketchum’s remains are being returned to his family in Superior for a full military honors burial. Sgt. Ketchum will return home to Superior on August 14th he was reported missing in action…

Politicians Visit Local School to Talk About Opportunity Gaps

DULUTH, Minn.-Lester Park Elementary School welcomed some political leaders today as Minnesota’s campaign season heats up. DFL endorsed candidate for Governor Erin Murphy, along with Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, stopped by the school to visit with students attending the district’s summer Key Zone Program, which is an educational program that serves kids outside of school. Those who lead that program…

New Ballot Machine Tested Out

DULUTH, Minn.-In Duluth today, the county auditors got ready for the big election in November along with the upcoming primary. Staff from that office tested out one of their new machines today using mail ballots. The new machine should help speed along the process for counting ballots because they won’t have to worry about paper jams any more. “This machine…

Duluth Para Pup Helping Create Colorful Canines and Cats

Connect With Duluth Para Pup On Facebook to Place Your Customizable Order

DULUTH, Minn. – A marketing degree with a minor in business management is now helping one Northland woman create a business she’s always dreamed of becoming a reality. “I’ve met a lot of different people that I never knew before,” said Alyssa Burr, Owner of Duluth Para Pup. Socializing and social media go hand-and-hand for Burr. “I get to see…

Back-to-School Tech Ideas

Verizon Wireless Offers a Few Back-to-School Tech Items That Can Help Make Your School Life Easier

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to back-to-school shopping, it can be boring to buy backpacks, notebooks, pencils and other supplies. That’s why the staff at Verizon Wireless are looking to brighten your list as school shopping ramps up and summer vacation winds down. Solutions Specialist Tayler Miller stopped by FOX 21 Local News to offer a few gadgets to get…

Duck Boat Owners Being Sued for $100 Million

Boat Sank This Month Killing 17

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank this month in Missouri, killing 17 people, put profits over people’s safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on a lake despite design problems and warnings of severe weather, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City seeks…

Golda Meir, A Global Connection Coming to Superior

On Sunday, July 29, the Douglas County Historical Society will Host a Production Highlighting the Life and Legacy of Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – On Sunday, July 29, the Douglas County Historical Society Theatre is bringing in Jessica Michna of Racine, Wisconsin. Michna is a well-known historical performer, this time visiting DCHS to perform as former Isaeli prime minister Golda Meir. Meir was the prime minister of Israel during the turbulent, war-torn years of the 1960s. She also lived in Milwaukee for…