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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…

Duluth Airport Sees Increase in Travelers in 2018

Possible Denver Flight in Future for Duluth Airport

Duluth, MN-Duluth International Airport officials have announced they saw a 13 percent increase in traffic in 2018 compared to 2017. More than 280,000 passengers flew through their facility last year. Both United and Delta saw increases over 2017, with United’s addition of the airbus flight in May leading to a nearly 30 percent increase year-over-year. Officials also said they expect…

Trump to Call for Unity, Face Skepticism in State of Union

President Donald Trump is expected to call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, but skeptics are likely to question whether he can be successful in pursuing such a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and personal attacks.

WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump is expected to call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, but skeptics are likely to question whether he can be successful in pursuing such a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and personal attacks. Ahead of Trump’s prime-time Tuesday speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she hopes to hear a commitment…

Doctor, Six Other Men Arrested in Northland Sex Solicitation Sting

A Grand Rapids physician is among seven men arrested and suspected of soliciting a minor for sex.

DULUTH, Minn.-A Grand Rapids physician is among seven men arrested and suspected of soliciting a minor for sex. Authorities conducted an undercover sting operation and placed ads on various sites know for soliciting sex. Prosecutors say Dr. Ogechukwu Adekweh was among those who responded to an ad and was arrested when he arrived to meet a juvenile female at a…

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Defends Blog Posts

Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn is defending blog posts he wrote more than a decade ago where he said a landmark gay rights court ruling could lead to legalized bestiality and labeled Planned Parenthood a "wicked organization."

MADISON, Wis.-Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn is defending blog posts he wrote more than a decade ago where he said a landmark gay rights court ruling could lead to legalized bestiality and labeled Planned Parenthood a “wicked organization.” Hagedorn spoke Monday about the blogs to conservative talk radio host John Muir on WTAQ-AM. He wrote the blogs while…

$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Superior

A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold Saturday in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold Saturday in Superior. The lucky player matched all five numbers (10, 17, 18, 43, 65) not including the Powerball (13). Those winning numbers came from a ticket sold at the Kwik Trip at 3027 E. Second St., which will collect a $20,000 retailer incentive for the sale. Player odds for winning the…

Unions, Senator File Third Lame-Duck Lawsuit in Wisconsin

State Sen. Janet Bewley, who represents northwestern Wisconsin, among those who filed lawsuit.

MADISON, Wis.-Five unions and a Democratic lawmaker have filed another lawsuit challenging measures Wisconsin Republican approved in a lame-duck session. The laws block Democratic Gov. Tony Evers from withdrawing from lawsuits without legislative approval, give lawmakers the power to decide how to spend money obtained from legal settlements and allow them to intervene in cases and hire their own attorneys…

Sen. Baldwin Invites Northwestern Wisconsin Teacher to Tuesday’s State of the Union

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that retired educator Diane Whitcraft from Webster, Wis. will join her for President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that retired educator Diane Whitcraft from Webster, Wis. will join her for President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Whitcraft has multiple sclerosis and had been taking the same medication for more than 23 years and she now struggles to pay for it. “I’m grateful to Sen.Baldwin for…

Foxconn Says it is Building Manufacturing Plant in Wisconsin

Foxconn Technology Group says after speaking with President Donald Trump the Taiwan company plans to proceed with plans to construct a plant in Wisconsin that will make screens that can be used for small electronic devices.

MADISON, Wis.-Foxconn Technology Group says after speaking with President Donald Trump the Taiwan company plans to proceed with plans to construct a plant in Wisconsin that will make screens that can be used for small electronic devices. The news Friday comes after a week of confusion about Foxconn’s plans in Wisconsin. The company had said last year that it was…

Tips for Starting Your Car

With the cold snap many of you may have trouble starting your car.

DULUTH, Minn.-With the cold snap many of you may have trouble starting your car. Local mechanics from All Star Service and Accessories tell us that the top ways to make sure your car will start in the morning is by having it connected to a charger while also having a block heater. They say another good way to make sure…

Zookeepers, Animals Working to Stay Warm During Arctic Blast

Staff at Lake Superior Zoo Taking Extra Precautions to Keep Animals Safe in Frigid Temperatures

DULUTH, Minn. – Dangerous cold weather doesn’t discriminate. Even the staff and animals at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth are bundling up and finding creative ways to stay warm during the bitter arctic blast. For Lana the Amur tiger, a heated space indoors is where she spends much of her time during below zero temperatures. A heated rock also…

The Northland’s National Weather Service

NORTHLAND UNCOVERED: The Duluth branch National Weather Service is making history in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – 2019 may be the year we see historic temps in the Northland, but what’s the history behind the guys making that call? Before they were called the National Weather Service, the U.S. Weather Bureau landed in Duluth in 1855. Along with being one of the biggest shipping ports, Duluth’s spot on Lake Superior and it’s crazy weather…

Fire Destroys Home Near Cloquet

A fire destroyed a home on Kantonen Road in Stoney Brook Township near Cloquet last night at about 6 p.m.

STONEY BROOK TOWNSHIP, Minn.-A fire destroyed a home at 8797 Kantonen Road in Stoney Brook Township near Cloquet last night at about 6 p.m. No one was injured in the blaze, according to the Cloquet Fire Area Fire District, as the Minnesota State Fire Marshall investigates. Fire units  from Cloquet, Industrial, and Culver all responded to the scene.   Categories:…

Superior Sister City to Host Japanese New Year Celebration

The Celebration is Happening Monday, January 28 at Christ Lutheran Church in Superior

DULUTH, Minn. – The Superior Sister City Commission is excited to be partnering with Christ Lutheran Church to host a Japanese New Year Celebration. The event is happening Monday, January 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church located at 320 North 28th Street in Superior. The community is welcome to taste test exotic foods, try origami…

New Superior Police Officer Sworn In

The Superior Police Department has sworn in its fifth female police officer.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The Superior Police Department has sworn in its fifth female police officer. She told Fox 21 today that this was a dream come true for her, helping people in a community she is quite familiar with. “I think what I’m looking forward to the most is starting what I was meant to do. Starting my career – especially in…

Concert at CSS to Showcase Music Unheard for 350 Years

The Concert "Intimate Music for Lute and Voice" is Happening Saturday, January 26 at The College of St. Scholastica

DULUTH, Minn. – A performance combining lute and voice at The College of St. Scholastica will feature recently discovered music that hasn’t been played in 350 years. Intimate Music for Lute and Voice is happening Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium on the College’s Duluth campus. Longtime lutenist Edward Martin is set to perform solo baroque lute songs…

Fundraiser to Support Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance

The Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance is Hosting a Classic Horse Movie Night Thursday, January 24 at Zeitgeist

DULUTH, Minn. – This bitter winter weather doesn’t help local horse enthusiasts get out on the trails, but that’s not stopping the Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance from thinking about warmer months ahead. The Alliance is set to host the first ever Classic Horse Movie Night Fundraiser for horse trails on Thursday, January 24 at Zeitgeist in Duluth. The 1979…

Future of Freight Discussed in Duluth

Whether its semi-trailers leaving the Twin Ports full a goods, or rail cars packed with iron ore, the freight industry has a major impact on the local economy.

DULUTH, Minn.-Whether its semi-trailers leaving the Twin Ports full of goods, or rail cars packed with iron ore, the freight industry has a major impact on the local economy. Today Northland leaders from the Minnesota Department of Transportation came together to discuss how they can improve the area’s freight transportation system. One major issue they want to deal with are…

Shipping Season Ends in Northland

The Lake Superior commercial shipping season has come to a close and it appears it's been another solid one for the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Lake Superior commercial shipping season has come to a close and it appears it’s been another solid one for the Northland. Thirty-two millions tons of cargo were shipped out of Duluth, which is slightly down from last year. Port Authority officials say that number wasn’t unexpected as less coal is being shipped out due to environmental concerns. Iron…

New Snow Sculpture Goes Up at 21st Avenue East

Previously the sculpture featured President Trump in the caricature of a baby, but now features a brown and a white hand being shook.

DULUTH, Minn.-A new a snow sculpture has popped on Harry Welty’s property on 21st Avenue East and Fourth Street. Previously the sculpture featured President Trump in the caricature of a baby, but now features a brown and a white hand being shook. Welty says the head of the Trump sculpture was either forcefully removed by vandals earlier this month, or…

Duluth City Council Takes on Multiple Issues Tonight

Tonight the council will have a first reading on whether to restrict the sale of tobacco products to people under 21 - right now you have to be 18 to buy tobacco products in the city.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth City Council is set to take on another tobacco ordinance. Tonight they will have a first reading on whether to restrict the sale of tobacco products to people under 21 – right now you have to be 18 to buy tobacco products in the city. If the council votes on a second reading to approve the ordinance,…

Artists Encouraged to Apply for 2019 Park Point Art Fair

The Deadline to Register is March 1, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all artists to apply for the 2019 Park Point Art Fair! Coordinators of the 49th annual event are inviting visual artists to apply working in the following categories: printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, photography, jewelry and fiber. In its 49th year the art fair is well established, well organized and well liked  by regional artists…