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Morning Update 4-15-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Monday, April 15, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a look at local news and weather making headlines Monday, April 15, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Northlanders Enjoy Wild Weather in Unique Ways

Even though many Northlanders may not be happy with the recent storm, some are more than pleased to get out into the weather.

DULUTH, Minn.-Even though many Northlanders may not be happy with the recent storm, some are more than pleased to get out into the weather. Above, find Fox 21 photojournalist Adam Jagunich’s unique look at how Northlander’s have fun in the winter weather. Categories: News, News – Latest News Tags: duluth, News

Possible Lakewalk Damage Still Being Assessed

With this week’s snow storm, all eyes are on the Lakewalk as its been pummeled in recent years causing it to get some major damage.

DULUTH, Minn.-With this week’s snow storm, all eyes are on the Lakewalk as its been pummeled in recent years causing it to get some major damage. Yesterday was no different, as waves hammered the shoreline for hours. Officials from the city’s facility management, told Fox 21 they did attempt to survey the Lakewalk today, along with other areas possibly damaged…

Capturing Mother Nature’s Wild Side from Canal Park

Hundreds of Hearty Midwesterners Flock to Canal Park to Capture Mother Nature's Wild Side

Wind gusts of more than 50mph are not stopping folks from capturing moments firsthand from the powerful April winter blast. As of Thursday morning there was no snow yet for the City of Duluth, but that didn’t stop residents and tourists from freezing for a reason to check out the natural beauty of a wild Lake Superior. “We’re from Fargo,…

Duluth Fire Chief Resigns, Accepts Demotion After DWI Arrest

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Fire Chief Dennis Edwards submitted a letter of resignation Friday after a being arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated last month. Edwards will stay with the department in a demoted position of assistant fire chief. “This week, Mayor Emily Larson and I received and accepted a letter of resignation from Dennis Edwards as Fire Chief of…

City of Duluth to Implement New Lighting Policy

-The city of Duluth is announcing a change to its street lighting policy regarding the “color temperature” of lighting – that is, what color the light source appears to the human eye.

DULUTH, Minn.-The city of Duluth is announcing a change to its street lighting policy regarding the “color temperature” of lighting – that is, what color the light source appears to the human eye. New residential streetlights installed within the Duluth will have a color temperature of 2700K. This excludes lights at controlled intersections. As part of efforts to reduce energy…

Police Dog Stabbed During Encounter With Suspect in Green Bay

A Green Bay police dog has been stabbed during an encounter with a suspect.

GREEN BAY, Wis.-A Green Bay police dog has been stabbed during an encounter with a suspect. Officers responded to a call about a man with a gun Sunday around 8 p.m. Police say they surrounded a house and the man came out. The police dog Pyro bit the man as officers attempted to arrest him and he stabbed the animal….

Trial Date Set in Duluth Murder Case

A trial date has been set for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a 31-year-old man in September on the 100 block of West First Street in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-A trial date has been set for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a 31-year-old man in September on the 100 block of West First Street in Duluth. 26-year-old Jamal Jackson is set to go to trial Oct. 21 in the shooting death of 31-year-old Scott Pennington. Jackson is facing a second-degree murder charge in the case. If convicted,…

Midday Update 4-4-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 4-4-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Midday Update 4-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, midday update, News, weather

Morning Update 4-3-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Victim Dies After Alleged Assault at Grand Casino Hinckley

The Victim is being identified as Donald Ross McElderry, Jr.

HINCKLEY, Minn.-A 58-year-old man has died after allegedly being assaulted at Grand Casino Hinckley Jan. 2. He is being identified as Donald Ross McElderry, Jr. Authorities say they responded to the scene at about 11 p.m. Jan. 2 where it was reported that a male party was bleeding from the ear after being pushed by another male party. The suspect was identified…

Superior Public Library to Host Two Genealogy Experts

The Fourth Annual Foolin' Around with your Family Tree is Happening Friday, April 5, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Public Library invites the public to their fourth annual Foolin’ Around with your Family Tree Genealogy Program Friday, April 5 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event is happening on location, will feature presentations from noted genealogy experts and networking with other genealogists while guests enjoy exclusive access to the library’s many resources. This after-hours event…

Morning Update 4-2-19

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Join FOX 21’s Brett Scott and Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for a local look at news and weather making headlines Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, Headlines, Local News, morning update, News, weather

Duluth East Daredevils to Host Pasta Fundraising Dinner

The Pasta Dinner Fundraiser is Happening Tuesday, April 2, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East Daredevil Robotics team members Linnea Frisk and Kylene Schubitzke recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the group’s upcoming Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. The event includes a silent auction and bake sale, and is happening Tuesday, April 2 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Duluth East High School. The sixth annual dinner invites families to come out and…

Wine & Dine to Support Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

The 25th Annual Taste at Fitger's is Happening Friday, March 29, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders have the opportunity to feast for a good cause Friday, March 29 at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. The 25th annual Taste at Fitger’s will be happening from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. throughout three levels of the building. The area’s finest local restaurants and beverage vendors will be serving their tastiest culinary masterpieces, beers and…

Esko Native Amy Robnik Joob Debuts “Model Behavior”

Esko Native Amy Robnik Joob has Lived a Life of Modeling and is now the Author of "Model Behavior"

DULUTH, Minn. – Esko native Amy Robnik Joob is a model, athlete, and motivational speaker looking to share her story of unexpected success in a world of entertainment and wealth. Her new book, “Model Behavior,” is meant to encourage and mentor other young people who feel led to pursue careers in modeling and acting. The book also aims to assure…

Drama, Comedy Collide with “Sweeney Todd” at NorShor Theatre

The Production is Showing at the NorShor Theatre March 27 - April 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The musical thriller “Sweeny Todd” is coming to life at the historic NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth March 27 – April 14. Sweeney Todd tells the story of a vengeful barber and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett who comes up with a devilish plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has…

Duluth Police Respond to Shooting Incident in East Hillside Neighborhood

The Incident Occured Shortly Before Noon Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police responded to the scene on Fifth Avenue East and 10th Street around noon today of reports of shots being fired from a vehicle at a home. A witnesses reported the suspect vehicle spotted was a newer black Chevy Impala with four occupants. Authorities are reporting no injuries occurred. “The believed victims were uncooperative but officers…

Suspect Arrested in Lincoln Park Home Robbery and Assault Case

Duluth police say a suspect is in custody for his alleged role in a home robbery and assault in Lincoln Park earlier this month.

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth police say a suspect is in custody for his alleged role in a home robbery and assault in Lincoln Park earlier this month. Authorities say officers were dispatched to the Public Safety Building lobby on North Arlington Avenue Friday at 5:45 p.m. where Christian Hamzah Coleman was waiting to turn himself in for multiple warrants stemming from his…

Twin Ports RV Show This Weekend

As warmer temperatures arrive in the Northland, that means RV season is just around the corner.

DULUTH, Minn.-As warmer temperatures arrive in the Northland, that means RV season is just around the corner. Beginning today through the weekend, the Heritage Center in Duluth will have a massive selection of RVs on display during the Twin Ports RV show. All the latest in camping gear will also be front and center at the event as Northlanders look…

Cloquet Area Chamber Gearing up for Home, Business & Sports Show

The Cloquet Area Home Business & Sports Show is Happening March 15 - 16, 2019

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the 2019 Cloquet Area Home Business & Sports Show. The event is happening Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 in the Otter Creek Event Center at Black Bear Casino Resort. Not only is the event geared toward home services and supplies, but will also serve as…

Robotics Competition Happening at the DECC this Weekend

More than 120 teams of students from across the Midwest and around the world are at the DECC this weekend for a massive robotics competition.

DULUTH, Minn.-More than 120 teams of students from across the Midwest and around the world are at the DECC this weekend for a massive robotics competition. This year’s theme is Deep Space, as students celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. For more information, visit this website.   Categories: Links, News, News – Latest News Tags: duluth,…

Treating Pain, Anxiety with CBD Oil for Animals

Ignite Vapor and Tobacco is Located at 502 Hammond Avenue in Superior

DULUTH, Minn. – Scientific research proves man’s best friend is able to help humans relieve stress, but what helps your furry friends calm down and relax? The staff at Ignite Vapor and Tobacco in Superior believe the answer is stocked on their store shelves. Staff member Timothy Frey frequently deals with helping his German Shepard, Dakota, relieve pain. “There are all…

Lake Superior Zoo to Host Local Artist on World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is Happening Sunday, February 3, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Sunday, March 3 marks World Wildlife Day and the Lake Superior Zoo is inviting you to help them celebrate and raise awareness. Local artist Brad Vanderbrook will be showcasing his giant portraits of endangered species around the Zoo, and will also be creating his newest piece of work. Vanderbrook uses white bedsheets and permanent marker to create…

Dozens of Anglers Reported Stranded on Lake of the Woods

The Lake of the Wood’s Sheriff’s Office said today that more than 100 anglers were stranded on the Lake of the Woods since Sunday.

BAUDETTE, Minn.-The Lake of the Wood’s Sheriff’s Office said today that more than 100 anglers were stranded on the Lake of the Woods since Sunday. Snow and roads covered in drifts have been making it difficult for those anglers to get to land. Some of the anglers, according to the sheriff, were at least 25 miles out in some spots….

Drivers Stranded by Blizzard Rescued in Southern Minnesota

The Minnesota National Guard and sheriff's deputies are rescuing people stranded by a blizzard in southern Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS-The Minnesota National Guard and sheriff’s deputies are rescuing people stranded by a blizzard in southern Minnesota. Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management says the Guard rescued 30 people in southeastern Freeborn County on Saturday night. Sheriff’s deputies rescued an additional 20 people. Gov. Tim Walz declared a state of emergency and ordered the Guard to help stranded motorists in…

Four Anglers Rescued from Snow-Swept Cook County Lake

Rescuers on snowmobiles and snowshoes battled 50-mph winds to rescue four anglers stranded on a snow-swept northern Minnesota lake.

COOK COUNTY, Minn.-Rescuers on snowmobiles and snowshoes battled 50-mph winds to rescue four anglers stranded on a snow-swept northern Minnesota lake. Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the anglers got their snowmobiles stuck more than 2 miles out on Greenwood Lake on Sunday afternoon. They were able to get phone contact with police in Ontario,…

Google Seeks Tax Breaks for $600M Data Center in Minnesota

Google's plan to build a $600 million wind-powered data center in central Minnesota may hinge on the tech giant's request for officials to waive 20 years' worth of future taxes.

BECKER, Minn-Google’s plan to build a $600 million wind-powered data center in central Minnesota may hinge on the tech giant’s request for officials to waive 20 years’ worth of future taxes. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Google has asked Sherburne County and the city of Becker for property tax breaks that could save the company up to $15 million….

Facts First Before Filing Your Taxes

Financial Expert Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial Offers Tips as Folks File 2019 Tax Returns

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 90 percent of taxpayers are expected to take the standard deduction this year. While that may sound like taxes just got easier, financial experts warn filers should be aware of some major changes to the tax code. Financial Professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial offers tips to making your filing stress free this year. What…

Local Veterans’ Organizations Need Your Help

Recently veterans' organizations in Superior donated more than $2,000 in Super One gift cards to Coast Guard members who weren’t getting paid during the government shutdown.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Recently veterans’ organizations in Superior donated more than $2,000 in Super One gift cards to Coast Guard members who weren’t getting paid during the recent government shutdown. Now those organizations are wanting to raise more awareness about what they do to help even more people. Earlier today we spoke with a representative from the Superior American Legion and he…

Kids Take Part in Space Camp

Kids got the opportunity to explore the universe today during a special camp at the Duluth Children's Museum.

DULUTH, Minn.-Kids got the opportunity to explore the universe today during a special camp at the Duluth Children’s Museum. During the event, which included NASA designed experiments, kids learned all about planets, asteroids and comets. Those organizing it, said today’s program really defines what the museum is all about. “Our whole experience at the Duluth Children’s Museum is to create…

Volunteers Needed at Animal Allies Humane Society

The Demand for Volunteers is an Ongoing Concern for Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 700 volunteers help keep the doors open and animals happy at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth every year, but staff members say they can never have enough helping hands. “The cats are just amazing and the dogs are always so friendly,” said volunteer Amber Karlstedt. It’s safe to say many of us most likely…

Captain Johnathan Hillstrand Visits Duluth

Captain Johnathan Hillstrand is Best Known for His Time on Discovery Channel's Hit Show Deadliest Catch

DULUTH, Minn. – Johnathan Hillstrand is captain & co-owner of the Time Bandit, a 113 ft commercial crab fishing vessel as seen on Discovery Channel’s hit TV series Deadliest Catch. Johnathan may wear the raspy exterior of a veteran crabbing captain, but he truly is a child at heart. He runs a generally happy boat – and a very tight…

Supporting Special Olympics Minnesota with Duluth’s Polar Plunge

The Duluth Polar Plunge is Happening Saturday, February 16, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The 2019 Duluth Polar Plunge is set to liven up Canal Park on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Participants will first enjoy a pre check-in party at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park Friday, February 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. A day-of check-in will take place at Grandma’s Sports Garden Saturday, February 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00…

School Closings, Delays for Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Closings and Delays Due to Winter Weather Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Birchwood School District – Closed (No after school activities) Mellen School District: CLOSING at 1:00 p.m. (No after school activities) South Shore School District: CLOSING at 12:00 p.m. (No after school activities) Superior School District: All after school athletic practices, extracurricular activities and community events CANCELED Watersmeet Township School District – Closed Categories: News, News – Latest News, School Closings…

Coffee Conversation: UWS Theatre Presents “I and You”

The Productions of "I and You" will Begin Friday, February 15, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Students involved with UWS Theatre are counting down the minutes until the premiere of the drama “I and You.” The upcoming performances, directed by Kathy Laakso, will be taking place February 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m. “The audience will experience an appreciation of life for what it…