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100s of Minnesota Passengers Stranded When Airline Ends Mexico Service

Passengers Will Receive Refund for Portion of Flight

MINNEAPOLIS-Hundreds of travelers from Minnesota are stranded in Mexico because they are unable to rebook Sun Country Airlines flights that were canceled due to a storm at home, because the carrier has ended its seasonal service south of the border. Travelers are stuck in Los Cabos and Mazatlan. Sun Country, based in Eagan, Minnesota, says the flights that were canceled…

As Prince Heirs Stew, Bankers and Lawyers Cash in on Estate

A Hearing on Prince's Estate is Scheduled for Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS-As the second anniversary of Prince’s death approaches, the rock star’s heirs have yet to collect a dollar of his estimated $200 million estate. But bankers, lawyers and consultants have earned millions from it. The long saga to settle the estate provides a cautionary tale about what can happen when someone dies without leaving a will – as Prince did…

Numerous Crashes Reported Throughout State During Storm

600 Crashes Reported in Minnesota Through Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-The Minnesota State Patrol says one person was killed when a Metro Transit bus broadsided a car that had spun out on Interstate 94 in north Minneapolis. The fatal crash Sunday evening brought to at least five the number of people killed across the country since Friday as a mid-April storm churned up from the South and dumped 2…

Superior Street Construction Delayed

Detours Will Begin Wednesday

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Transportation Authority has announced the detours that were going to begin today for all westbound buses, will be delayed until Wednesday. Originally, the Superior Street reconstruction project was going to begin today, but that has since been moved to Wednesday due to the weather. To find out more, visit this website: www.duluthtransit.com.   Categories: News, News – Latest…

Seven Inmates Killed in South Carolina Prison Riot

Rioting Began Sunday Evening

COLUMBIA, S.C.-South Carolina’s governor is expressing support for his state prisons chief following riots at a maximum-security prison that killed seven inmates. Gov. Henry McMaster’s spokesman Brian Symmes tells The Associated Press on Monday that the governor has “complete confidence” in director Bryan Stirling’s ability to lead the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Stirling was appointed by then-Gov. Nikki Haley…

Construction Trade Show Being Held in Duluth

Event Goes Through Saturday

DULUTH, Minn.-Those in the know for the construction industry, got a sneak peek today of the latest trends in that business. The North Central Region Conference for construction was held today at the Holiday Inn in downtown Duluth as numerous vendors from the industry hawked their wares. Those organizing the event said, this type of program is a good way…

Superior Speedway Gets New Name

Local Legal Firm Sponsoring Superior Track

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The speedway at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in Superior has a new name. Now it will be called the Gondik Law Speedway. The new sponsor, a law office in Superior, takes over where Amsoil left off with the hopes of improving the raceway. The group will be able to help out the speedway in a variety of…

Starks Academy Clinic Begins Next Week

Clinic Will be Held April 22

DULUTH, Minn.-A former Duluth East standout basketball player has made his way back to Duluth to help future generations of hoopsters. Dyami Starks will be hosting his first ever Starks Academy next week. The program is sponsored by the non–profit Northland Youth Basketball Alliance. That organization is aimed at getting people of all abilities the chance to play Starks’ favorite…

Teardown of Morgan Park Middle School Continues

Some Rentals Will be Available in November

DULUTH, Minn.-The teardown of the old Morgan Park Middle School is continuing to buzz along which will eventually make way for some new rental units. The development will consist of eight, 12–plex town homes totaling out to 96 units. Once demolition is complete, construction of the new units is expected to begin in June at a total cost of $19…

Midday Update 4-11-18

Local News and Weather Headlines for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Retirement Planning Week Prompts Simple Saving Tips

National Retirement Planning Week is April 9 - 13, Prompting Tips to Start Saving Now

DULUTH, Minn. – This week is National Retirement Planning Week, a week dedicated to helping American’s get their financial plans on track so that they can retire on their terms. Whether you’re a millennial just entering the workforce or a baby boomer transitioning into retirement, you may be surprised to learn some of the basic tips you should be implementing…

Morning Update 4-11-18

Local News and Weather Headlines for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Midday Update 4-10-18

Local News and Weather Headlines for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Morning Update 4-10-18

Local News and Weather Headlines for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Midday Update 4-9-18

Local News and Weather Headlines Monday, April 9, 2018

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Morning Update 4-9-18

Local News and Weather Headlines Monday, April 9, 2018

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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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