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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…

Coffee Conversation: Brews with the Beach Club

Glensheen Mansion in Duluth Invites Everyone to Check Out Thier New Lake Superior Beach Club on the Shore of Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn. – Adventurous Northlanders and visitors to the area now have the chance to check out the newly opened Lake Superior Beach Club at the historic Glensheen Mansion. Marketing Manager Jane Pederson told FOX 21’s Brett Scott on Monday, the idea came after Executive Director Dan Hartman recently traveled to a conference, and was able to enjoy a brew on the grounds…

Summer Family Fun Heats Up for Woodland Days

Woodland Days is Happening Saturday, July 21, Hosted by the Other Place Bar and Grill in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer fun is heating up Saturday, July 20 as The Other Place Bar and Grill hosts the 2018 Woodland Days festival. Marty Hinz, Owner of The Other Place Bar and Grill, says this year, they’re looking to expand, making the festival more family friendly. There is a list of events planned from noon until 4:00 p.m. outside…

Tricks to the Perfect Sand Castle

It's the annual Park Point Sand Modeling Competition.

DULUTH, Minn.- The competition is heating up in Duluth, a returning second place team shared their sand–packed secrets. The 20–17 reigning second place Sand Model Champs are back for first place. “We all put our ideas together and we made one big bakery,” sand castle creator said. But the competition this year is tough. Creative designs can be spotted all…

Scoops of Fun at Fairlawn Mansion

Fairlawn Mansion in Superior will Host Their Annual Ice Cream Social Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Hundreds of Twin Ports residents and visitors from all across the country will make their way to Fairlawn Mansion in Superior on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The annual Fairlawn Ice Cream Social is taking place, and organizers say it’s a crowd favorite every year. There will be good old fashioned fun, complete with…

Superior Man Sentenced in Abduction and Molestation Case

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A 33-year-old man in Superior has been sentenced after being found guilty on multiple charges related to child sex crimes and the abduction of a 14-year-old girl from the state of Virginia in a case dating back to 2015. Peter Diehl will serve 35 years in prison and 25 years of probation. According the Douglas County District Attorney, Diehl…

12 Russians Accused of Hacking Democrats in 2016 US election

12 Russians Charged for Hacking Offenses During 2016 Election

WASHINGTON-The Justice Department has announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. The indictments were announced Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as part of the ongoing special counsel probe into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Russians are accused of hacking into the computer networks of the Democratic…

Trump Stands by ‘Culture’ Criticism of European Immigration

Thousands Protest Trump During U.K Visit

ELLESBOROUGH, England-President Donald Trump is unabashedly repeating his criticism of European immigration policies, saying migrants are “changing the culture.” During a press conference with British Prime Minster Theresa May on Friday, Trump backtracks on his criticism of his counterpart in an explosive interview released as he began his visit to the country. but he reiterates his belief that Europe’s decision…

Gloria Dei Reconstruction Continues

Church Could be Open by Next Easter

DULUTH, Minn.-New details on the construction progress of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church have emerged. The church suffered from a massive fire back in 2016 and now a timetable has been set for when construction is completed. The pastor of the church told Fox 21 they hope to be open by Easter of next year. Crews could be seen working on…

Enjoy a Taste of Duluth This Weekend

The Second Annual Taste of Duluth is Happening Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – In 2017, the first annual Taste of Duluth Festival attracted over 6,000 people to Bayfront Festival Park. This year, organizers are hoping to go above and beyond when it comes to attendance. Taste of Duluth will run from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Organizers say Taste of Duluth celebrates the rich cultural heritage of…

Northlander Riding Motorcycle 10,000 Miles for Sick Kids

DULUTH, Minn.-A former Douglas County sheriff and Northland Shriner is about to take the motorcycle ride of a lifetime, all with the goal of helping sick kids. It’s all part a fundraiser, called the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge which raises money for Shriner’s children’s hospitals throughout the country. During the event, 150 motorcyclists agree to ride a route that travels…

Boomin’ Weekend Ahead as Bay Days Celebrations Kick Off

Bay Days Will Kick Off Friday, July 13 and Wrap Up Sunday, July 15

SILVER BAY, Minn. – This weekend the communities of Silver Bay and Beaver Bay will collaborate, celebrating “Bay Days.” The food, fun and entertainment kick off Friday with the annual Bay Days Parade starting at 6:00 p.m. An evening of family friendly activities will proceed the parade, followed by a blast of fireworks around 10:00 p.m. On Saturday, folks will…

Kids Go Round Soon to Close

Owners tell FOX21 it will close due to customers now using online shopping rather than in-store.

CLOQUET, Minn.- A locally owned kids clothing store is closing up shop at the end of summer, due to what the owners of Kids Go Round are calling a drop in customers turning to online shopping instead. Kids Go Round has been a beloved clothing store in Cloquet for nearly a decade but will close in August. It’s located in…

With Frequent Flooding, Fact Check Your Insurance Policy this Summer

Duluth Agent Pat Shelton with Farmer's Insurance Agency Offers Advice to Remember When it Comes to Your Home Policy

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer brings storms and storms bring roof and siding damage and even flooding basements. Duluth insurance agent Pat Shelton says it’s important to be covered correctly so when disaster hits, your agency is there to pick up the pieces. Shelton says his agency is equipped with “Farmer’s Friendly Reviews” on renewals to make sure everyone knows what their policy covers…

Grizzly’s on Miller Hill Closing Tomorrow

Management Say They Don't Know What Will go in That Spot

DULUTH, Minn.-The Grizzly’s near the Miller Hill Mall is closing officially tomorrow. Management at the store told Fox 21 that the Grizzly’s building, along with the Fred’s Motors behind it, will be torn down. Employees said they didn’t know what would be replacing it, but back in March the Duluth Planning Commission approved the tear down of the businesses to…

Duluth Airshow Begins Tomorrow

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Airshow is about to begin. The event kicks off tomorrow morning with a flurry of activity as gates open at 9 a.m. at the Duluth International Airport. Those setting up for the event today said that if you never been to the event, you will surprised at how much fun it can be. “I was someone who…

Bernie Sanders Coming Back to Duluth

Sanders Will Hold Campaign Rally for Attorney General Candidate Keith Ellison Next Friday

DULUTH, Minn.-Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming back to Duluth. He will be in the Northland next Friday for a rally for Minnesota attorney general candidate Keith Ellison, who is a Democrat. Doors open for the event at Denfeld High School at 3:45 p.m. with the rally expected to begin at 5 p.m. Sanders was last…