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Haunted Ship Prepares for Opening Day

The William A. Irvin will Open for Spooktacular Tours Starting Thursday, October 5

DULUTH, Minn. – Ghosts and goblins will be unleashed starting Thursday evening aboard the William A. Irvin in Duluth’s Canal Park. The annual Haunted Ship starts at 6:30 p.m. Organizers say they start crafting new decorations and props in May after planning begins in November. This year Northlanders will be spooked and filled with terror as they make their way…

Northern Minnesota is Highlighted in the 2017 Twin Cities Film Fest

Annual Film Fest Starts October 18

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – Hollywood is coming to Minnesota and the Northland is highlighted in some of the films at the 2017  Twin Cities Film Fest. This morning, the Managing Director of the Twin Cities Film Fest, Bill Cooper, stopped by FOX 21. Films about Northern Minnesota are featured in this year’s film fest. They include: Cold November –…

Midday Update 9-29-17

Local News and Weather Headlines for the Norhtland.

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Morning Update 9-29-17

Local News and Weather Headlines in the Norhtland.

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Holiday Decor Hits Store Shelves

Staff at Hermantown Menards Say it Takes Nearly Three Weeks to Set Up Holiday Displays

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Signs of the holiday season are quickly decking the isles of local Menards stores around the Northland. Staff at Hermantown Menards are in the first week of setting up displays. General Manager Tom Hanson says once patio furniture sales start to dwindle, they know it’s time to start getting shipments of holiday themed decor on the shelves….

Douglas County Historical Society Welcomes “The Reading Room”

Twin Ports Residents will have Two Chances to See "The Reading Room"

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Direct from Finland, the Douglas County Historical Society welcomes the Fiasko Theatre with the presentation of “The Reading Room” written by Ann Toumi. The Finish National Theater Company will present “The Reading Room” at the Douglas County Historical Society located at 1101 John Avenue in Superior on Thursday, September 28. Twin Ports residents will have the chance…

Morning Update 9-28-17

Local News and Weather Making Headlines in the Northland.

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Animal Allies Introduces New Outdoor Enrichment Spaces

A New Cat Catio, Doggie Agility and Play Yard Unveiled at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – For the past few months construction has been a common sight and sound at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth. Now, official ribbons are cut and outdoor adventures just became a little more exciting. “Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I wish that I had something at home like this for my cat,” said Michelle Sternberg, Marketing…

Maurices Gives Back to the Community with Best Day Ever

Maurices associates volunteered at more than 30 different non-profits

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday was the 4th annual Best Day Ever thanks to Maurices. Maurices associates made their way across town to more than 30 different non–profits to help give back to the community. They made a stop at the Damiano Center in Duluth, providing meals to the people there. “It’s really special to them,” development director at the Damiano…

Northland Clinics to Start Offering Flu Vaccinations

St. Luke's Primary Care Clinics will Offer Flu Shots Starting in Early October

DULUTH, Minn. – Flu shot season is fast approaching and physicians at St. Luke’s in Duluth are reminding folks about an easy way to reduce your risk. The flu vaccine will soon be offered at all St. Luke’s primary care clinics in the Northland come early October. Medical experts say it’s important to wash your hands, but the vaccine can…

Duluth Library Foundation Hosts Fundraiser for Northland Children

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, September 16 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., the Duluth Library Foundation will host their 6th Annual Learning and Libations at the Library. This event consists of food, fun, entertainment, along with dazzling conversation with the best and brightest of Duluth. From a silent auction to chats on human genetics and technological advances, staff and volunteers…

Color Run Looks to Brighten Bayfront Festival Park

The Color Run 5K Will Happen Sunday, September 17, Starting at 9:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Color Run will return to Bayfront Festival Park on Sunday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. On Wednesday, dance club students from Duluth Denfeld gave FOX 21’s Brett Scott a preview of what runners can expect. The event is meant to bring Northlanders together for a morning of colorful fun, with a mist of neon color, foam…

Largest Farmers’ Market in Region Coming to Duluth this Weekend

Saturday: 24th Annual Harvest Festival

DULUTH, Minn. -Fresh produce and sustainable energy are the focus of a festival in Duluth this weekend. The 24th Annual Harvest Festival will be held in Bayfront Festival Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 9. This festival is considered one of the largest farmers’ markets in the region. In the park visitors can enjoy live music,…

Multiple K-12 Schools Start Class

School is Back in Session for Many Northland Students in Northern Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – After nearly three months off thousands of students in school districts across Northern Minnesota returned to class on Tuesday. As back-to-school photos flood social media, many students are resting well after heading back to the classroom for a year of new adventures. The day of excitement and nervousness started bright and early at Piedmont Elementary in Duluth….

Northland 4-H Groups Prepare for Minnesota State Fair

10th Grader Landen Dahl will Travel to the 'Great Minnesota Get Togehter' to Showcase Mason Bee Research

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening now through Monday, September 4, dozens of Northland 4-H youth will make way to the Minnesota State Fair, eager to share their projects, research, and livestock with other 4-H members. In this week’s Animal Answers, Duluthian Landen Dahl visited FOX 21 Local News alongside Tim Caines, Program Coordinator for South St. Louis County 4-H. Dahl will…

Morning Update 8-18-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland

Categories: News Update Tags: Brett Scott, Headlines, Local News, Morning, News, northland, Update, weather, Weekend, William Seay

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Seeks Community Support

Duluth's Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center Continues Fundraising for New Structure

DULUTH, Minn. – Northern Minnesota’s only wildlife rehabilitation center, Wildwoods, is looking for your support. The volunteer run organization is looking to raise money to complete work on a structure which houses animals taken into the center. Since 2016 crews have been making progress, but lack of funds is causing the progression to slow. Right now, 75 percent of the…

Studies Show ‘Babies Need Boxes’

Studies Show Finland has one of the Lowest Infant Mortality Rates in the World

DULUTH, Minn. – For year, babies have been falling asleep in boxes. Closer to home, one Minnesota mother caught onto the trend back in 2015. Since then, proper education of the practice has been spread to various communities across the country. “I think it would have been fantastic,” said Lori Sawnson, St. Luke’s Birthing Center Nurse Manager. Helpful hands, for…

Midday Update 8-1-17

Local news and weather making headlines in the Northland

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Active Adventures: Swimming Safety with Duluth YMCA

Duluth, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Katie Dailey, Marketing Director at the Duluth YMCA and Sara Eder, Aquatics Director at the YMCA visited the FOX 21 Studios to chat about the upcoming Woodland Barbecue and the importance of swimming lessons as summer rolls on. The Woodland Barbecue will be happening August 29, and is free for the public…

Farewell to Finke’s Berry Farm

After 32 Years in the Berry Business, Doug and Diane Finke are Set to Retire

CARLTON, Minn. – After more than three decades of digging in fields, one Northland couple is leaving the berry business, but not without heavy hearts. The owners of Finke’s Berry Farm are spending their final summer speaking with customers and making memories on their 120 acre plot of land. “They’re living organisms. It’s like adopting 65,000 kids every year,” said…

Animal Answers: Inside the Butterfly House

Visitors to the Lake Superior Zoo will Now be Able to Experience Native Butterflies Up-Close for the Rest of the Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting today, visitors at the Lake Superior Zoo will have the chance to make way through an enclosed exhibit with hundreds of butterflies fluttering around. “Beautiful Butterflies: An Up-Close Experience,” is the Zoo’s newest exhibit, featuring hundreds of butterflies native to the Midwest. “This is a beautiful and fun exhibit, and we’re pleased to bring it to…

Lakeside Garden Tour Happening Sunday

Five Garden Enthusiasts will Invite Northlanders into their Gardens all for a Good Cause

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Sunday, July 23, the Lakeside Lester Park Community Club in Duluth is hoping to see hundreds make their way through the first ever Lakeside Garden Tour. Event organizers are hopeful the hustle and bustle of the Lakeside neighborhood will help blossom this first ever event into a successful fundraiser. Five homeowners with breathtaking lawns and gardens…

Morning Update 7-17-17

Local news and weather headlines in the Northland.

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Midday Update 7-3-17

A look at news and weather making headlines in the Northland

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Animal Allies Humane Society Seeking Foster Families

Animal Allies has Reduced the Fostering Age Requirement to 18-Years-Old

DULUTH, Minn. – Adopting an animal comes with long term responsibility. For some, the commitment could stop an animal from finding a forever home. That’s why Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is looking for your help in the form of foster care. “We’re really looking to get our college aged people involved,” said Emily Aldritt, Volunteer Coordinator at Animal…

Outdoor Writers Association of America Hosts Conference in Duluth

Outdoor Writers to Meet in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland has endless terrain for outdoor lovers to enjoy and this weekend some writers will be taking advantage of that as well.   The 90th Annual Outdoor Writers Association of America Conference is June 24-26 in Duluth. This is the third time the conference has been held in Duluth. No other city has hosted the conference more…

Contented Critters Continues Despite Loss of Founder

After Nearly Four Decades, Founder Faye Walters Passed Away in April; Friends Rally to Continue Legacy

MAKINEN, Minn. – In this week’s Animal Answers we took a trip to the Iron Range to a place looking to cater to Contented Critters. After a devastating loss just months ago, one woman’s life is now helping to create an ongoing legacy. Animal shelters are common commodities in cities across the Northland. Along Highway 16 in Makinen, Minnesota, you’ll…

Midday Update 6-19-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland.

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48th Annual Park Point Art Fair to Attract Thousands

The Art Fair Kicks off Saturday, June 24 and Wraps Up on Sunday, June 25

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Park Point residents are inviting the community to take part in the 48th Annual Park Point Art Fair June 24-25. The fair starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. both days. Admission and parking is free at the nonprofit-coordinated event, which supports local ecological and civic initiatives. Over 110 premier artists will come together…

Lake Superior Zoo: Five Years After the Flood

Zoo Officials Hope to Downsize, Restructure Space and Offer New Exhibits

DULUTH, Minn. – Five years have passed since major flooding washed away years of hard work and dedication at the Lake Superior Zoo. Millions of dollars are still being spent to repair and rebuild what was lost during those overnight hours. “My first response is we had a problem, we had to get things done, my staff is amazing,” said…

Midday Update 6-12-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland.

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Free Youth Memberships Given Out at Duluth YMCA

One-Hundred Free Summer Youth Memberships at the Duluth Area Family YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. – Many youth in the Northland now have big plans for the summer all thanks to a generous donation from Western Bank. The Duluth YMCA is now able to give away 100 youth memberships this summer. Staff at the Duluth Area Family YMCA say this is the first time they’ve been able to do this. The YMCA and…

Midday Update 6-9-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland.

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Morning Update 6-9-17

Local news and weather headlines for the Northland.

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Exploring Super Science Fridays

Mrs. KP Incorporates Science into all Methods of Learning at Homecroft Elementary

DULUTH, Minn. – For the past ten years one elementary school teacher in Duluth has been pouring out passion for science into the classroom. It’s now becoming a favorite lesson, every Friday. When walking past room 206 at Homecroft Elementary you can hear a beat and a buzz coming from inside. “Science is real, science is everywhere! This is Professor…

Minnesota Lawmakers Push to Finalize Budget Deal

Lawmakers Doubtful Deal will Pass; Look Toward Special Session

ST. PAUL, Minn. – One-hundred twenty days have passed since the Minnesota Legislature first started work on the state’s budget bill. Monday evening the clock is ticking before the state constitution calls for a deal to be reached or the session will end without an agreement in place, resulting in a special session. “It’s compromise and it’s democracy and it’s…

Annual Gala to Support Northern Lights Foundation

"A Night to Shine" Honors Children Battling Life-Threatening Illnesses

DULUTH, Minn. – This week you can enjoy a nice evening out all while supporting a local organization. The Northern Lights Foundation is hosting their annual gala at Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. The foundation and gala support local children facing life–threatening illnesses. Black Woods Catering will prepare a dinner, there will be a brief program…

Surrender Unwanted Fish, Plants in the Northland

Minnesota Sea Grant is Partnering with Local Businesses to Find New Homes for Unwanted Aquatic Species, Plants

DULUTH, Minn. – Invasive species have become a big issue in Northland waters over the past few years. Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Sea Grant Organization helped provide a safe solution to the problem. Northlanders had two hours to take their unwanted fish and aquatic plants to the UMD Kirby Center. The event is designed to give people the chance to…

Sleet, Ice, Freezing Rain and Snow Hits the Northland

One Half of an Inch of Sleet Accumulates in Duluth, While A Quarter of an Inch of Ice Blankets the North Shore in April.

DULUTH, Minn. – Mother Nature sure has a grip on the Northland and it looks and feels like it is taking revenge on us in late April! A Wintry mix of ice pellets, sleet, freezing rain and snow fell across Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin today. It fell in a light to moderate intensity, as small ice pellets and sleet in…

Thinking Turtle Safety this Spring

Experts say Turtles will Start Moving, Crossing Roadways Early May, Beginning of June

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s getting to be the time of year when certain animals in the Northland wake up and make their way into the world once again. However, it isn’t always without risk. Wildlife experts are reminding drivers to be on the lookout for turtles. “If the shell is broken and blood is coming out, you can see flesh…

Northland Pizza Shop Celebrates 63 Years

Northland Uncovered: Sammy's Pizza

DULUTH, Minn. – Picking up a slice can mean a tasty dinner for many Northlanders, but for one family it means carrying on a tradition. This year Sammy’s Pizza Inc. is celebrating 63 years. Sam Perrella is the Vice President for Sammy’s Pizza Inc. and is the third generation working for Sammy’s Pizza. His grandfather started the business in 1954…