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Age Well Arrowhead Seeking Volunteers for “Groceries-to-Go” Program

Contact (218) 623 - 7800 to Sign Up and Volunteer with Age Well Arrowhead

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks interested in making a big impact in the community have the chance to help Age Well Arrowhead this summer. Groceries-to-Go started three years ago in December of 2016, aimed at taking orders, shopping, and delivering groceries to seniors in need throughout Duluth, Hermantown, Superior, Proctor, and Cloquet. Volunteers will be responsible for calling program participants Mondays…

Unique Cloquet Pool Opens for Summer Season

"The Beach" in Cloquet is open for the summer season

CLOQUET, Minn.- One of the Northland’s most unique beaches, is now open for the season in Cloquet. “The Beach” at Pinehurst Park has filtered chlorinated water, with a sandy bottom just like a real beach. There are swim lanes, and a depth of six feet with lifeguards on duty. But the fun doesn’t stop there. “We have a lot of…

Cloquet Police Hosts Unique Experience

All week long, Cloquet and Fon Du Lac Police have hosted fifty-six kids in a special police camp

STURGEON LAKE, Minn.- It’s part of a joint effort between Cloquet and Fon Du Lac Police Departments. Around sixty Northland youngsters are getting a unique experience this week. They are taking part in a special police camp. Fifty-six 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students from the Northland got the once in a lifetime opportunity to go camping with Cloquet Police….

U.S. Army and Superior Fuel Join Forces

An incentive to join the Army and have possible employment after their stay

DULUTH, Minn.- Those interested in joining the Army are receiving a big incentive to do so, from a Northland business. Superior Fuel has announced they are partnering up with the Army in the partnership for youth success programs. What this program does is guarantees soldiers will get a job interview and possible employment after their stay in the Army. Leadership…

DULUTH, Minn. –  Severe weather is likely to break out across parts of the Northland this afternoon and evening. A “Severe Thunderstorm Watch” covers Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis in Minnesota and Burnett, Douglas and Washburn counties in Wisconsin until 8 p.m. Large hail, damaging winds, heavy downpours, and cloud-to-ground lightning are likely with any storms that…

Narcan or Not? Law Enforcement Agencies Vary on Approach to Overdoses

While Donations and Grants Make Narcan Easily Accessible For Police, Some Choose Not to Use It

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The number of people dying from opioid overdose in the Northland is not slowing down. Five people died in the Duluth area in January alone, and across the bridge in Superior overdose calls are becoming more frequent – and often police officers are the first ones on scene. Now, even the smaller law enforcement agencies are now faced…

Marshall Empty Bowl to Help Hungry in the Northland

Two Duluth Marshall students are getting their final preps in ahead of the big event tomorrow

DULUTH, Minn.- Two Duluth Marshall students are finishing up final preparations tonight for their version of the ‘Empty Bowl’ fundraiser tomorrow to help the hungry in the Northland. It’s part of their senior capstone project. Elizabeth Jarocki and David Olsen got the idea when learning Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank was taking a break from its Empty Bowl fundraiser…

More Renewable and Clean Energy Is Coming to the Northland

Updates will be done by mid 2020's, and company expects 50% of energy to come from renewable energy

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Power and parent company Allete have announced more investments in clean energy. The organization recently sold a water company it had in the Twin Cities area for nearly three hundred million dollars with some of those funds will allow them to invest in more solar and wind energy. Julie Pierce, Vice President for Strategy and Planning at…

Superior Home Restoration Program

The Northland has it's own fixer upper program now

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- It’s a push to improve neighborhoods in a Northland community. Today, the City of Superior announced the completed renovation of it’s first vacant home under the ‘Home Restoration Program’. Many have seen television shows where they take a distressed or abandoned house and turn it into a brand new home without tearing it down. The Northland has it’s…

Living Well with Diabetes Workshop Offered in Duluth

The Six-Week Class is Offered Every Monday at Blue Cross Blue Shield Retail Center in Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Managing a serious health condition can not only take a physical toll, but a mental and emotional toll as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in ten adults have diabetes. That rate rises to one in three for adults with pre-diabetes. These conditions can be managed with proven, simple lifestyle changes. If you or a…

St. Luke’s Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony

A 15-month construction project in Downtown will cost 37.5 million.

DULUTH, Minn.-  St. Luke’s hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to kick off a 15-month construction project in downtown Duluth. St. Luke’s broke ground on this project that includes a new emergency department, cardiac cath labs, imagining suites, ambulance garage and helistop. This 37.5 million dollar project is being designed to decrease wait times, ensure privacy and provide a premier patient…

Red Cross Offers Free Smoke Detectors

A reminder for those in the Northland that the Red Cross will install detectors in your home

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland Chapter of the Red Cross is reminding homeowners to check those smoke detectors to make sure the batteries are full and the alarm works properly. Tony Guerra, Red Cross Disaster Program Manager says that “to have working alarms will give you that needed time to wake up and get the heck out of the house. Don’t…

Black Wood’s Hosts Easter Brunch

DULUTH, Minn.- Preparations for Easter Sunday brunch have been going on for a week at Black Woods in Duluth. Blake Yordy, general manager at the Duluth location, said escaping the house and going out gives those larger families a better chance for a great time. “When you get a bunch of people in the house — whether it be family…

Large Crowd Celebrates Women Expo at the DECC

More than five thousand women packed the DECC Saturday

DULUTH, Minn.- Today, more than five thousand women packed the DECC for the Duluth Women’s Expo. 120 exhibitors gave women of the Northland options on travel, home improvement, health, and beauty. And it wasn’t just the expo that was going on today. The Womenrock Breast Cancer Awareness Event and fundraiser was also happening today at the DECC. Vice President of…

Bock Fest Begins Spring in the Northland

The 25th annual Bock Fest wrapped up their festivities

DULUTH, Minn.- Spring is beginning in the Northland. The season was celebrated today at the 25th Annual Bock Fest at Fitgers. The event has grown from a small group to nearly a thousand people enjoying themselves with beer and friends. The German word ‘Bock’ means goat and at the festival they celebrated the traditional way with goat heads. Mall Manager…

Great Lakes Gear Exchange Pop Up Show

Recycled or used gear was up for grabs Saturday at the Duluth Folk School

DULUTH, Minn.- Outdoors lovers bought gear at a pop up shop at the Duluth Folk school today. Great Lakes Gear Exchange has recycled or used gear they sell at a discounted price. They have everything wilderness folks want, and they say if you don’t use it anymore someone else still can. Co-Owner of Great Lakes Gear Exchange Emily Richey says…

Viking Electric Expands in Duluth

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Viking Electric

DULUTH, Minn.- Viking Electric has expanded in Duluth. Thursday they hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new facility in Duluth’s West end. Since 1993, Viking Electric has been in the same building. Today, they said hello to their new state of the arch building. The warehouse is a two-story, 36,692 square foot facility with the first floor more than…

Winter Temperatures Can Be Dangerous for Stray Animals

It can be useful to check Facebook and online websites to try and find the owners of the animals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Animal Allies has already seen about 30 strays enter their shelter since the start of 2019. Cold temperatures can be dangerous for strays and lost pets and the need for help becomes greater as winter continues. Winter is a crucial time for strays in the Northland. As temperatures continue to drop, it can be common to see…

Polar Plunge is Back in Duluth on February 16th

530 plungers are set to participant in the annual event.

DULUTH, Minn. – Once again, A host of people from across the Northland will take a leap into Lake Superior for the Annual Polar Plunge on February 16th. The goal of the annual event is to raise money for the Special Olympics. Just last year, fundraising efforts in Minnesota finally hit more than one million dollars combined over the last…

Sex Trafficking Forum

Panel Meeting was Held Tonight at UMD

DULUTH, MINN.- January is sex trafficking month, and tonight a panel at UMD focused on the reality of the trafficking right here in the Northland. Organizers with the UMD Early Childhood Studies Program hope the panel will bring awareness and action to end sex trafficking. Panelists say it’s difficult to provide numbers on just how common it is in our…

Fitger’s to Host Cutest Puppy Contest Saturday

The Annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy of the Northland Contest is Happening Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all cute puppies of the Northland! You’re invited to bring your puppy, or stop by to witness the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cutest Puppy Contest on Saturday, January 26. The event is taking place at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. Registration is free and will start at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. This event is free…

Hannah Johnson Fabrics Expanding in Lakeside Location

Hannah Johnson Fabrics will Host a Grand Re-Opening Event Thursday, January 24

DULUTH, Minn. – More fabric and fun will soon be available for quilters in the Duluth Lakeside neighborhood. The owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics is expanding. The growth comes after Johnson’s Bakery vacated their Lakeside location in 2018. “Who would have ever known? I never thought I’d be here for ten years,” said Janet Anelli, Owner of Hannah Johnson Fabrics….

Adventure Awaits with The Duluth Experience this Winter

Dave Grandmaison with The Duluth Experience Talks About Upcoming Winter Excursions in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Experience offers a wide variety of unique adventures for every season in the Northland. This winter, Co-Founder and CEO of The Duluth Experience, Dave Grandmaison, is excited to share a new Curling and Brews Experience. This adventure allows thrill seekers the opportunity to learn how to curl, then enjoy a great local brew from Ursa…

Kick 2019 Into High Gear at Swift Martial Arts Leadership

Boot Camp Helps People Set Fitness Goals for New Year

DULUTH, Minn.-Health and fitness are among the top of the list of resolutions almost every year. One Northland business is helping you kick that up a notch. For many, the moves of martial arts may seem impossible, or something only Bruce Lee can do. But Swift’s Leadership Martial Arts on Grand Avenue shows that Tae Kwon Do can help you…

More Heavy Snow Will Fall Across the Northland

Bitterly Cold Temperatures To Follow

The much advertised first major widespread winter storm of the season is bringing heavy snow and a wintry mix to the Northland. A “Winter Storm Warning” remains in effect through Friday morning for all of northern Minnesota and until noon Friday for Bayfield and Douglas counties in Wisconsin. Also, in Wisconsin, a “Winter Weather Advisory” remains in effect through 9…

Major Winter Storm for the Northland

Heavy Snow, Wind & Ice Expected

DULUTH, Minn. – Our first widespread major winter storm of this snow season will bring travel nightmares to the Northland into Friday. Significant snow accumulations are on the way across much of Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin and warmer air being pulled into the system will bring some freezing rain and rain to parts of Wisconsin and western upper Michigan. A…

Meet “Tug” the Pier B Ambassador!

Tugboat or "Tug" Goes to Work with His Owner, Nikki Anderson, Five Days a Week at Pier B Resort in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Can you believe it? Tugboat or “Tug” the Pier B Ambassador is already seven months old! Tug’s owner, Nikki Anderson, works as Director of Operations at Pier B Resort in Duluth. Anderson was asked by the folks at Pier B a few months ago if she would be interested in getting another puppy, having him trained and…

Midday Update 11-28-18

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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PJ’s Rescue in Search of Forever Homes

PJ's Rescue is a Non-Profit Organization Serving the Northland; The Group Works to Bring Dogs From Texas to Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – Click here to donate to PJ’s Rescue on Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 15, 2018. Pacino: Pacino was found wandering the streets of mesquite, Texas and was picked up by animal control. His conditions upon intake at the shelter could only be speculated that he was used as a bait dog. All of his teeth…

Time Arc Theatre Begins New Season with Two One-Act Plays

Deer Hunting Enthusiasts Will Have the Chance to Poke Some Fun at the Past During Time Arc Theatre's Season Opener

  SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Time Arc Theatre, LLC, is inviting everyone in the community to check out their season opener in Superior with the production of two one-act plays starting Thursday, November 1. After three years of producing shows, Time Arc Theatre has grown to become an LLC with partners Kathy Laakso, Ed Johnson, John Center and Teddie Meronek. Laakso…

Northland Winter Weather Outlook 2018-2019

Wondering What This Northland Winter Has In Store? Check Out The Fox 21 Weather Teams Forecast

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is right around the corner.  Along with the parties, kids are getting ready for trick-or-treating.  But, Northlanders know that the weather can very well be more of a trick rather than a treat. Last year, just in time for Halloween weekend, more than ten inches of snow fell in Duluth.  While an inconvenience, that pales in…

Northlanders Rally to Clean Up Local Beaches

A Coastal Cleanup Event Took Place in Three Locations Across the Twin Ports Saturday Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – If common Northland beaches look a little cleaner, it’s all thanks to helpful Northland volunteers. The City of Duluth was just one of the sponsors for the coastal cleanup project taking place Saturday morning. Canal Park Brewing was one of the many locations involved in the beach cleanup. Folks also turned out at Barker’s Island and Wisconsin…

Animal Answers: Duluth Retriever Club Working to Create Hero Hunters

The Duluth Retriever Club Primarily Hosts Training Sessions from May Through September

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to hunting, every hunter hopes to achieve the best retriever in man’s best friend. However, it’s not always easy to teach the fundamentals of retrieving. “They don’t come out of the box ready to go,” said Mark Helmer, President of the Duluth Retriever Club. Practice and patience are just two of the skills trainers…

Tips for Avoiding Future Money Problems

Money Problems Were Different Back in the Day; Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial Offers Tips to Staying Financially Alert

DULUTH, Minn. – Planning for retirement used to be fairly predictable. As decades pass, times have changed and we’re now facing money problems today that didn’t exist years ago. Financial professional Barry Bigelow with Great Waters Financial stopped by FOX 21 Local News Wednesday morning to share a few key tips when it comes to staying up-to-date financially.  Q: What…

Hunger Action Month Looks to Raise Awareness in the Northland

Hunger Action Month is Part of a Larger Campaign Started by the Organization, Feeding America

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday, September 13 marks the official celebration of Hunger Action Month. To honor this month long campaign of raising awareness, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank will be hosting an open house tour of their facility on Wednesday, September 19 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Second Harvest is located at 4503 Airpark Boulevard in Duluth. This behind-the-scenes…

2018 Twin Ports Recovery Walk this Saturday

The 2018 Twin Ports Recovery Walk is Happening in Leif Erikson Park

DULUTH, Minn. – The 2018 Twin Ports Recovery Walk looks spread encouragement and community support. The event is happening on Saturday, September 15 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Leif Erikson Park in Duluth. The walk will be a total of one mile, beginning at scenic Leif Erikson Park and continuing east down the Lakewalk. Schedule of Events: 4:45 p.m….

New Machinery Creating Medical Miracles in Physical Rehabilitation

It's a balancing hoist, funded by an anonymous donor through the Miller-Dwan Foundation and medical professionals tell us the impact is amazing.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s called the ZeroG, a new piece of medical equipment that’s helping make vast improvements possible for patients attempting to walk again. It’s a balancing hoist, funded by an anonymous donor through the Miller-Dwan Foundation and medical professionals tell us the impact is amazing.  The ZeroG is cutting edge technology and it’s creating more opportunities for therapists at…

Red Cross Needs More Volunteers for Hurricane Florence

Like Before, Red Cross Looks to Northland to Answer the Call

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland chapter of the Red Cross is on standby ready to respond as Hurricane Florence gets closer to the Carolinas. While the immediate concern is Hurricane Florence, there are two other disasters for the Red Cross to address. Hurricane Olivia is expected to rip through Hawaii, and Typhoon Mangkhut is already ravaging Guam. So far the Northland only…

33rd Annual Duluth Rotary Rose Sale Starts Today

The 33rd Annual Rotary Rose Sale will Benefit the Northland Community

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Rotary Club begins its 33rd Annual Rose Sale Thursday, September 6. The sale will run through Thursday, October 4. Roses will be sold throughout the Duluth, Superior region for $20 dollars a dozen. The flowers will be available in red or multi-colored lollipop. Folks purchasing a bouquet of roses will also receive a complimentary coupon…

St. Louis County Fair Full of Fun

134th Fair Continues in Chisholm

Chisholm, Minn.- It’s the kids excitement for adventurous rides, furry animals, and delicious food that keeps this fair going for 134 years. “We got on some rides, and saw the animals.” said young fair-goer Lilly Jola. Her and her sister Ava share a favorite ride: the Caterpillar roller coaster. Being around for 134 years makes the fair a token of many…

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…

Buy a Blizzard, Donate a Dollar Today at Dairy Queen

Miracle Treat Day is Happening All Day Thursday, August 2 at Multiple Northland Dairy Queen's

DULUTH, Minn. – Looking to cure your sweet tooth today? Then you’re in luck! All DQ locations in Northeast Minnesota will be participating in the 2018 Miracle Treat Day 2018. One or more dollars from each sale of a DQ Blizzard will be donated to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare through the Children’s Miracle Network. Gloria Plaisted owns and operates the…

Bowfest in Full Swing

Archer's Find their Paradise in Superior

Superior, WI- The hills of Mont Du Lac become a plastic forest as elk, deer, bears and even dinosaurs come out….to get shot… at the 2nd Annual Bowfest. The air is filled with the “thwip” of arrows leaving bows and meeting their targets. Sunlight glisten off the shiny bows hanging patiently on archers’ shoulders. In terms of competition, even friends…

Inside the Minnesota Brewers Convention

In recent years more and more craft breweries are popping up on the map, but brewery owners say Duluth hasn't had one too many just yet.

DULUTH, Minn.- The brew creators that make it all happen are already working to better their next batch. In recent years more and more craft breweries are popping up on the map, but brewery owners say Duluth hasn’t had one too many just yet. “We’re still only 12 percent of the entire beer market in the U.S. so there’s a…

Tour Beautiful Homes and Gardens with Duluth Woman’s Club

The Annual Duluth Woman's Club Tour of Homes and Gardens is Happening Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Woman’s Club invites everyone in the Northland to check out their 51st Annual Tour of Homes and Gardens on Wednesday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reservations are required for the tour and lunch at the historic Clubhouse located at 2400 East Superior Street, Duluth. Tickets must now be picked up at the…

Stormiest Spring and Summer In More Than A Decade

Severe Weather Rumbles Through The Northland

DULUTH, Minn. If you think it’s been a rather active and stormy spring and summer across the Northland, you’re right. Numerous severe weather events have brought damaging winds and hail, along with massive and historic flooding. As of Thursday, July 12, 2018, the National Weather Service office in Duluth, Minnesota, has issued 134 severe thunderstorm warnings this year. Checking the…