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Preparations Underway at Area Golf Courses

With warmer temperatures set to hit the Northland, preparations are already underway at local golf courses for the upcoming season.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-With warmer temperatures set to hit the Northland, preparations are already underway at local golf courses for the upcoming season. Over at Nemadji in Superior, management say they are proactive when it comes to preventing ice buildup on the greens. In December crews were out in full force removing snow from various areas of the course to reduce the…

Skating through St. Patrick’s Day at World of Wheels

Rink hosts annual St. Patrick's Day Party.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Irish jig is a longstanding tradition, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. But in Superior, another type of fancy footwork has become a St. Patty’s Day tradition for many families. Rollerskating at World of Wheels’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Not only will you escape a pinch, wearing green here also gets you a free light stick to wear…

City Crews Tackle Storm Drains in Superior, Cleaning Businesses Prep for Flooding

City of Superior and SERVPRO of Twin Ports Share Tips and Tricks

SUPERIOR, Wis.- There are 3067 storm drains, 91 miles of sewer, and 181 miles of ditches, swales and culverts in the City of Superior. Now crews are rushing to have those near homes clear, before any flooding can begin. “If that drain gets plugged up, whether it’s plugged up with debris like leaves, grass, sticks, garbage, or ice like we’re…

Knowing Your Neighbor: Robinson’s & E’s Leather + Urban Wear

A local shop is bringing the true urban feel to the Northland

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A small mom and pop store in Superior is giving those in the area the ability to buy quality leather goods for all ages without having to travel a far distance to get it. Robinson’s & E’s Leather Plus Urban Wear has been in business for four years, and offers up jackets, vests, footwear, purses, saddle bags…

Cleanup Talks Lead 2019 St. Louis River Summit

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve organized event.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The cleanup of the St. Louis River was in focus at University of Wisconsin-Superior. The college held a St. Louis River Summit that included experts on the topic of clean and safe water. Currently the Wisconsin DNR said that of their 77 cleanup tasks, they’re about halfway done. They added that collaborating with others at the Summit is…

One Firefighter Injured in Superior House Fire

Cause of fire still unknown.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Fire Department responded to a fire in a single family home on the 6400 block of Banks Avenue in the Village of Superior. The smoke alarm awoke all occupants and their pets, so they were able to get out safely, no one was hurt. However, a firefighter suffered a minor injury, crews say he is recovering…

Wisconsin Ranks Highest in the Nation for Elderly Fall-related Deaths

About 25,000 die each year nationally.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Recent numbers show Wisconsin has the nation’s highest rate of deadly falls among the elderly. Falling can always be hard on anyone, especially for those sixty five and older. A fall can be dangerous and even potentially deadly. Elderly fall injuries and deaths are increasing at a rapid pace across the country. More than one thousand people…

UWS Hosts Nearly 90 Employers from Around the Region for Annual Job Fair

I think there are some changes in the economy right now where a lot more employers are hiring right now," said Director of Career Services Cortney Alexander-Doyle

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Nearly 90 employers from around the twin ports hoped to recruit new employees at University of Wisconsin Superior today. Finding a job can be difficult for anyone in the workforce. Thanks to UWS, students and community members get a chance to network with employers from the region. The Head of the Lakes job and internship fair at…

Cultural Night to Captivate Northlanders at UWS

Cultural Night is Happening Saturday, March 2 at UWS

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior will showcase food and cultures from around the world for its 22nd annual Cultural Night on Saturday, March 2, at UW-Superior. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating our Differences.” Cultural Night, which is sponsored by World Students Association (WSA), will feature an international food tasting (hors d’oeuvre style) and cultural performances…

Sun Reflecting Off of Snow Can Be Dangerous to the Eyes

Ultra violet rays are twice as damaging to the eyes in the winter.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – When it comes to the winter we often think of ways to avoid injury, especially to our back from shoveling while also trying not to slip and fall. One area that might be neglected are your eyes. We all know it can be very difficult for drivers to see when the sun reflects off the snow, but…

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…

Shoveling and Slipping Safety Tips from Essentia Health

How to shovel without hurting your back, avoid slipping.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- More snow on the way means more shoveling for Northlanders. But there is potential danger when clearing snow. Emergency rooms see plenty of patients every winter who’ve been hurt while shoveling. While many of us don’t think twice about it, shoveling snow and even just walking on snowy sidewalks can be hazardous if you’re not careful. Using good lifting…

Team USA Helps Kids Ice Cross Downhill Skate

Mont Du Lac Resort hosts open skate following big international race.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some drill holes to fish in the ice. Others skate downhill on it. At Mont Du Lac Resort, the U.S. Ice Cross Association ended it’s All Terrain Skate Cross race, or ATSX, weekend with a kids cross open skate. While this weekend hosted some major races for international teams, Sunday was the day the kids got to take…

Superior Business Center to Get New Management

City of Superior and Douglas County handing over management

DULUTH, Minn.- Meanwhile the Superior Business Center off Hammond avenue could soon be returned to the hands of the Development Association. For the last five years the site has been managed by the City and Douglas County. City officials say they hope it is again used as a place for businesses to get on their feet. “Kinda turning it back…

Pottery Burn is Now Open After Relocating to Superior

"This is a little bit closer to home for me. It is a central location."

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Pottery Burn is now open for business after moving from the Village Square Mall in Duluth to Tower Avenue in Superior. Customers can still expect the same fun activities like painting mugs, plates, or other pottery. The new space will also provide more room for parties and classes. There is even a gift shop for patrons to…

Students Enjoy Festivities at the 45th Annual Sno-Week at WITC

Daily prizes are given and at the end of the week one student could win $100 in cash.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior is celebrating its second day into their 45th annual Sno-Week. Today, students enjoyed a host of activities such as making photo key chains, root beer floats and participating in an interactive program with reptiles. One student volunteer we spoke to said events like this really help lift their spirits during the…

Superior School District Gets Green for Going Green

Focus on Energy Donates Check for Eco-Friendly Renovations

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior School District was just awarded some green for going green in their new school renovations. Focus on Energy, in partnership with Superior Water, Light and Power, awarded the district nearly $200,000 at their board meeting tonight. This comes after renovations to Superior High School, which included more energy efficient lights, HVAC and kitchen equipment, among other eco–friendly…

Most Common Causes for Winter-Related Fires

"A lot of fires are started from carelessness. "

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – About 900 people die and over 2 billion dollars’ worth of property loss occurs each year due to winter-related home fires across the country. Studies show that heating and cooking incidents are the most common causes for house fires during the cold season. One big concern is the use of space heaters. The Superior Fire Department recommends…

$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…

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…

Breakwater Restaurant in Superior Closes Doors For Good

Longtime Superior Restaurant Shuts Down

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A longtime family restaurant in Superior has abruptly closed its doors, after more than 15 years in business. Regulars showing up for some home-cooked meals at Breakwater Sunday afternoon were surprised by a sign on the door of the restaurant on Highway 2. The sign read that the restaurant was closed until further notice. That sign went up…

Lake Superior Ice Festival Powers On Through Bitter Cold

Subzero Temps Don't Keep Out Northlanders

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The weather outside may be frightful, but the Lake Superior Ice Festival makes it so delightful. The cold weather didn’t stop crowds from flocking to Barker’s Island to enjoy all the frozen wonder. They were even joined by some magical Disney characters. Possibly the most popular part of the festival, the ice sculptures have been wowing visitors since…

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…

Lake Superior Ice Festival to Heat Up Superior This Weekend

The Lake Superior Ice Festival Kicks off Friday, January 25 and will End on Sunday, January 27

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Temperatures will be bitter cold as we head into the weekend, but that’s not stopping hearty Northlanders and visitors from enjoying the 2019 Lake Superior Ice Festival in Superior. The event is happening Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27. The big snow slide is already erected, towering over Barker’s Island Marina. This year, attendees will have some…

Bethel Church Takes Northlanders to Hawaii with Luau

Luau Fundraiser Held

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Folks at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Superior got a taste of the tropics tonight, at the church’s annual Hawaiian luau. The church was dressed in tiki heads and the people in lays, as attendees dined on Hawaiian food and fruits, the winter not stopping them from having fun in the island sun. “It’s Hawaiian, in the dead…

Bong Veterans Historical Center to Host Three Escape Rooms

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is Celebrating 2018 Attendance Numbers, Three New Escape Rooms will Also Debut in February

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Exciting, new adventures are in store for the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior. The Center is celebrating an increase of nearly 1,300 paid visitors in 2018 compared to 2017. This is the second highest attendance increase in the center’s history and the highest paid attendance in ten years. “We have continued our commitment to…

The Lake Superior Ice Festival Cometh

Snow Slide is Up as City Gears Up

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Every year the Lake Superior Ice Festival promises to be bigger and better, showing that cold and snow doesn’t keep Northlanders inside, but brings them outside in a big way. A fan favorite at the free festival, the big snow slide is already up, towering over Barker’s Island Marina. Attendees this year have some new attractions to look…

Superior Skiing: Free This Week

Free Ski Week in Conjunction with Lake Superior Ice Festival

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The heart of the winter brings with it the annual Lake Superior Ice Festival. In conjunction with the festival, the city of Superior has made all of its cross-country ski trails free through the end of the festival on the 27th. Over 27 kilometers (about 17 miles) of groomed trails are wide open for use. They’re broken up…

Nailing Down Issues for 34th Annual Superior Days

Planning Meeting Goes Over What Group is Taking to Madison

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In less than a month delegates from the superior area will be heading to Madison to lobby state lawmakers on local political issues. It will be the 34th Annual Superior Days. Earlier today a community planning meeting was held at WITC Superior. At the meeting they were able to nail down 3 key issues they will take to…

Swerving into the New Year with Lake Superior R/C Club

Club Holds Annual New Year's Rumble

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some people are still ringing in the New Year behind the wheel. Some very small wheels. The Lake Superior R/C Club hosted it’s 16th Annual New Year’s Rumble, at the Superior Armory on Sunday. Dozens of small speed racers zoomed and crashed through the races. According to organizers, unlike real cars, all ages can drive. “Just like a…

Students Get Taste of Marine Training at Mini Bootcamp

Real Training with Real Drill Instructors

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior YMCA was turned into a training camp on Friday, as students got a taste of what it’s like to be a Marine at Mini Bootcamp. The gym floor filled with young men and women planning to be, or interested in joining the United States Marine Corps. Organizers say, being a Marine has a lot to offer….

Northlanders Skate Before Temps Drop

Subzero Temps Mean Outdoor Rinks Close

DULUTH, Minn.- Lately the weather’s been great to get out on the ice. No, not the frozen parking lots and sidewalks. Ice skating rinks. But many outdoor rinks in the Northland close once the windchill drops to about –20 degrees. Even though outdoor rinks may close, in Duluth, Essentia Health provides open skating at their Heritage Sports Center every Wednesday….

Ice Rinks Ready to Go in Superior

Outdoor rinks are open in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Outdoor rinks are open in Superior. A total of seven rinks opened up this week and will continue that way until temperatures warm up. Parks and rec staff told us the warm temperatures affected setting up the rinks, along with the lack of snow in Superior. “A lot of it was just a lack of snow starting off ……

Knowing Your Neighbors: Warming Up the Homeless

Ruth House Opens as Warming Center

SUPERIOR, Wis.- As the frigid air of night sets in, the question of where to sleep enters the minds of the homeless in Duluth and Superior. Places like CHUM or Solid Rock often fill up quickly, leaving them with almost no options. Until now. The Ruth House in Superior is offering warmth, and care, to anyone who needs it during Northland…

Gold Medalists Guide Guppies of Superior YMCA

Jason Lezak and Breeja Larson Hold Swim Clinic

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Whalers of Superior Douglas County Family YMCA’s Swim Team got some helpful tips, from none other than two Olympic gold medalists. Almost 140 of the Superior Whalers throughout the day lined the natatorium pool at Superior High School. They all quiver with excitement, ready to receive some aquatic advice from America’s very own Aquaman and Aquawoman, Jason…

Warming Shelter Opens in Superior

The shelter, being called the Ruth House Night Warming Center, is located at 1901 N. 12th St., and will open whenever it goes below twenty degrees from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A new overnight warming shelter has opened in Superior. The shelter, being called the Ruth House Night Warming Center, is located at 1901 N. 12th St., and will open whenever it goes below 20 degrees from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. When at the shelter, the group will help supply a warm place to sleep, a needs assessment, and…

Reflections on 2018, Intentions for 2019 at The Strength Factory

Owners of The Strength Factory and Rooted in Wellness Invite Twin Ports Residents to Reflect on the Past Year Sunday, December 30, 2018

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – This time of year is a great time to take a look back on the year and reflect of where we’ve come in the last 12 months and also to take some time to look forward to the new year and where we would like to go on the wide open road ahead in 2019. During this…

Gifts for Teens Toy Drive Making a Difference in the Northland

FOX 21 Local News Took Part in the Annual Gifts for Teens Toy Drive, Supporting the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 500 boys and girls in the Northland were receiving a little holiday cheer Friday evening in Duluth as the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland hosted holiday parties at multiple branches in the area. FOX 21 Local News taking part in the annual Gifts for Teens Toy Drive once again. Officials at the Boys…

Superior Fire Department Receives Grant for Hazmat Equipment

Grant Comes from Wisconsin Emergency Management

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior firefighters took on the Globe grain elevator fire with some new gear. After last year’s Husky Refinery explosion, the Superior Fire Department received a $62,000 to be better equipped for large–scale emergencies and hazmat situations. The grant came from Wisconsin Emergency Management. With the new equipment the department can better monitor and understand flammability, oxygen levels, carbon…

More Details Emerge in Globe Grain Elevator Fire

More details are coming forward tonight after a fire destroyed the historic Globe grain elevator in Superior Monday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-More details are coming forward tonight after a fire destroyed the historic Globe grain elevator in Superior Monday. Fire officials now tell us that the public may continue to see smoke and embers at the site for up to a week as the fire continues to smolder. They say there shouldn’t be any concern for the public, however, as…

Local Business Gives Back to the Community

A business in Superior is giving back this holiday season in a unique way.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A business in Superior is giving back this holiday season in a unique way. Apple House Superior, which specializes in the sale of CBD oil, was donated a coat rack which they have placed on the sidewalk outside their store. The public can then hang up coats for those in need. The owner of the store says this type…

Trump Administration’s Bump Stock Ban Doesn’t Effect Superior Gun Store

Superior Shooters Supply Never Sold Bump Stocks

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Trump Administration has officially banned bump stocks in the U.S. It’s an equipment which allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms. Meanwhile, the owner of Superior Shooters Supply in Superior tells us this ban really doesn’t affect her business. She’s never sold bump stocks, and said they are barely effective, hurt accuracy, and are limited…

Firefighters: Globe Elevator Fire Causes $2.5 Million in Damages

The Historic Structure Continues to Burn Monday Night

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Fire crews continue working to put out a massive fire at the site of the former Globe grain elevator in Superior that ignited Monday. The blaze destroyed salvage wood and construction equipment, the damage estimate is currently at $2.5 million. The fire department said no one has been hurt at the site, which is located at North…

Petting Away the Stress During Finals

Across the Northland students are cramming as finals near.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Across the Northland students are cramming as finals near. Today students at WITC Superior campus got the chance to pet away that stress with a special visit from some furry friends. Officials from Lake Superior Paws for Love said it’s always surprising  how much animals can help those facing difficult situations. “College students – finals week – final projects…

125 Years of Curling at Superior Curling Club

Club Celebrates Quasiquicentennial with Party

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Saturday marks a milestone for Superior sports. The Superior Curling Club turns a whopping 125 years old, and they threw a party full of history to celebrate. Current and former club curlers, some who played as far back as 1956, reunited at the club. They shared memories, looked back at photos and artifacts provided by the Douglas County…

Enjoy Free Holiday Fun with the Douglas County Historical Society

The Douglas County Historical Society is Hosting Their Annual Saturday Holiday Matinee and Christmas Musicale in December

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Douglas County Historical Society is inviting the community to join them in free holiday entertainment throughout the month of December. Saturday Holiday Matinee: Saturday, December 15, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The 5th Annual Saturday Holiday Matinee offers free entertainment for all ages. On big screen, see cartoons, Christmas stories and Laurel and Hardy! Santa Claus…

Superior ATV Trail Doesn’t Connect to Barker’s Island

Hotels in the Area Fearful of Consequences, Councilor says No Worries

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The new ATV trail through the city of Superior does not actually connect to Barker’s Island, and the other hotels in the area. The staff at Barker’s Island Inn says the lack of ATV trail connection hurts their business. But City Councilor Brent Fennessey, while still working on reconnecting the hotel, doesn’t see that as the case. Here’s…

Salvation Army Gift Wrapping Booth Opens at Miller Hill Mall

UWS Student-Athletes Also Give Back by Bell Ringing at Superior Super One

DULUTH, Minn.-The Salvation Army gift wrapping booth has opened at the Miller Hill Mall. The annual event is happening by Barnes and Noble this year where they expect to be busier than usual. They said they even had people requesting them to wrap their gifts before they even opened. “I set up on Friday the 30th – we weren’t even…

Funds Raised to Help Fight Diabetes in Douglas County

The Lake Superior Community Health Center and the Solon Spring Lions Club received a big donation today to help their patients fight diabetes.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Lake Superior Community Health Center and the Solon Spring Lions Club received a big donation today to help their patients fight diabetes. About $1,500 was raised for the groups through a fundraiser by the Saint Croix Inn in Solon Springs who held different events all November to raise funds to battle the disease Medical staff tell us that…

Craig Sutherland Sent Off for Treatment with Fundraiser

Community Came Out to Support Sutherland at Tavern 105

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The community of Superior came together to help one of their own at Tavern 105 on Saturday. The bar was packed to the brim with family and friends of Craig Sutherland. Citizens gathered to raise money to help the 8th District City Councilor pay for his Multiple Sclerosis treatment. Many showed their support by proudly sporting “Team Craig”…