Two Harbors

NorShore Clothing Opens Local Shop

What started as a small online shop is growing into a local treasure.

TWO HARBORS- Minn.- A locally owned clothing store is helping show off your North Shore pride. NorShore Clothing Company started nearly a year ago as a small online shop, as of this month, it’s now a retail store in Two Harbors. The shop is packed full of a variety of products dedicated to northern Minnesota. “My favorite part is if I’m out…

Construction Continues Along Highway 61

Construction projects and tourists are making a jam-packed Northshore drive.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- The construction on Highway 61 is causing some delays for summer travelers but they say it’s worth wait. “We love the Northshore, we’ve been coming up here since the 60’s I think, at least once a year,” tourist Rose Gordon said. During the week, single-lane traffic is open but stopped cars are a common site along the…

Businesses Working around Northshore Construction

Restaurant owners tell us the construction can make it difficult for customers to enter and leave the parking lot.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- As the construction travels further up the Northshore a variety of businesses are being impacted. It’s a busy time of year at the popular Northshore restaurant Betty’s Pies located on Highway 61 just outside of Two Harbors. Workers tell FOX21 due to the recent construction it can take them over an hour to pull into the parking…

The Race Before the Marathon

Intense Preparations for Grandma's Marathon Begin Monday, Organizers Advise to Stay Up-To-Date with the Grandma's Marathon Mobile App

DULUTH, Minn. – Ready, get set, race! The countdown to the annual running of Grandma’s Marathon is just five days away. Racers, fans, volunteers and organizers are working around the clock this week to prepare for the big event(s) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mandi Peterson, Marketing and Public Relations Director with Grandma’s Marathon stopped by the FOX 21 Studio…

New Taco Stand Bringing the Heat

5th Street Tacos is bringing a new style of fast food to Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS,  Minn.- It’s heating up in Two Harbors as a new taco stand is spicing up the downtown. 5th Street Tacos is bringing a new style of fast food. The walk-up taco stand uses only fresh ingredients and it’s safe to say the new eatery is a hit as the owner tells us it runs out of food every…

Local Garden Grows Produce to Share

The Marek Fuller Community Garden in Two Harbors helps ensure those in need have access to fresh produce

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- One Northland Community donated 14,000 pounds of food last summer, now they’re planting for another successful season. The Marek Fuller Community Garden in Two Harbors helps ensure those in need have access to fresh produce and it’s completely run by volunteers. It’s the first day of gardening outside the Two Harbors Food Shelf. Each plot is owned…

Roads to Improve in Two Harbors

Nearly $2 Million Dedicated to Roads in Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn.-The roads throughout Two Harbors are going to be getting some big improvements this summer as the city has decided to invest nearly $2 million in restructuring them. The capital improvement plan was approved earlier this week to fix roads, alleys, and sidewalks in the city this summer. The Two Harbors mayor said this is just the beginning…

Two Harbors Church is Home to Oldest Congregation in City

Northland Uncovered: United Church of Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The community at church often becomes family for those in the congregation. One church up the North Shore has had that feeling for over 110 years. Don Lindahl is a life-long Two Harbors resident and he’s passionate about the history of the United Church of Two Harbors because it represents important moments in his life. “When…

Northland Uncovered: Lake County Courthouse

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – County courthouses are visited for necessity and oftentimes the history represented within the walls is overlooked. One courthouse in the Northland has been standing for over 100 years, but it wasn’t always that way. Two Harbors resident Mitchel Costley knows all about the Lake County Courthouse, “I grew up here, so I’ve been in and out…

Winter Frolic Hosts Unique Competition

The festival is going on throughout the weekend.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.-The 10th annual Winter Frolic Festival held a new unique competition this year. Coordinators of the Winter Frolic say, it’s all about getting families to enjoy the winter season. The Winter Frolic has sledding, bean bag toss, and new this year Kayak relay races. Community members gathered creating teams and sledding down a hill in kayaks. Participants said…

One Book Northland Honors Local Author

The book club aims to celebrate reading books accessible to everyone in the region.

DULUTH, Minn.-  For the 17th year libraries around the region are joining together celebrating the One Book Northland project. This month’s chosen book is written by local author Katharine Johnson titled The Wind and The Drum. Officials are excited to celebrate a book from the community. “Even better in a year like this when we can find a local tie…

Inside Look at the John Beargrease Marathon Starting Line

Every musher has a different story behind their passion to race.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.-  Mushers heading out for the John Beargrease marathon say dog racing is unlike any sport. Winter along the Northshore can create the ideal conditions or make for a challenging journey. “We go out there and what happens, happens. You just kind of go with the flow, that’s what this sport is,” first time Beargrease musher Liza Dietzen…

Carrying Trail Mail in the Beargrease Marathon

The trail mail is sent in from people around the world.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.– While on the trail mushers are looking after more than just their sled team, each racer is carrying up to a dozen pieces of trial mail. Racing with the letters is another way to honor John Beargrease and his route delivering mail. The Two Harbors Postal Service, volunteers helping run the event every year. Workers say they’re…

Volunteer Veterinarians Have All Eyes on Beargrease Dogs

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- The John Beargrease race is made possible by many volunteers, including nearly 20 volunteer veterinarians. The vets travel from all over to provide pre-race vet checks and ensure safety during the event. “It’s wonderful to be able to come here and work with these athletes,” head vet volunteer Gregg Phillips said. “I mean we see the couch…

Inside the John Beargrease Opening Ceremony

The ceremony brings together everyone involved in the marathon, one last time before the race.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Preparations for the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog marathon took place in Two Harbors Saturday. Saturday night’s opening ceremony sheds light on how many volunteers, sponsors, and participants it takes to make this tradition going for years to come. “Let people know that they’re involved in this race and if you ever sit down and listen to…

Preparing for the Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Officials say the trail is in ideal condition for the marathon.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.-  It’s the longest sled dog race in the country outside of Alaska and the 34th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is coming up next weekend. Back in the late 1800’s John Beargrease and his brothers would travel from Duluth to Thunder Bay Ontario delivering mail. John became known for using sled dogs and is…

Two Harbors High School Students to Host Civility Summit

DECA Program Creates Civility Summit for Community

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Two Harbors High School students are working together to create a better environment for Northlanders. The school’s DECA program has created a Civility Summit they’re hosting on Friday, January 26. This summit is open to schools throughout the Northland, local businesses and residents. So far, more than 600 Northlanders have been invited. Students say the goal…

Northlanders Renovate Old Buildings

Old abandoned buildings in Two Harbors are being restored and filled.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Two Northland sisters are fixing up abandoned buildings, with hopes a small business will move in. Sharon Erickson Ropes and her sister are doing their part to clean up Two Harbors. The sisters purchased a small building and are in the process of flipping it. Ropes told FOX21 it’s exciting being on the first floor of restoration. “I think…

Harvest Moon Gala Supports Two Harbors Community Radio

KTWH Celebrates Two Years of Broadcasting

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – This weekend is your chance to enjoy a night out while supporting Two Harbors Community Radio. The Harvest Moon Gala is being held to benefit KTWH. On Saturday, October 14 the mainly volunteer-run group is inviting the public to the Two Harbors American Legion. There will be a sit-down dinner, silent auction and live music. If…

Bacon and Beer are the Focus of a New Beargrease Fundraiser

Saturday: Beer and Bacon Bash

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is still a few months away, but that doesn’t mean the big race isn’t on the minds of Northlanders. Jason Rice, the Vice President of the Board of Director for the race, visited FOX 21 to chat about the Beer and Bacon Bash. The event is taking place Saturday, September 23…

Final Preparations Before North Shore Inline Marathon

The Race Weekend Kicks Off Friday with the Inline Marathon Expo

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the largest inline marathon in North America will kick off near Two Harbors with a finish line in Duluth’s Canal Park. It’s time once again for the 22nd Annual North Shore Inline Marathon. Nearly 2,000 athletes are registered throughout a series of six different races. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, but those interested…

Lake County Fair Kicks Off Despite Rainy Weather

Dozens Put Their Talent to Work in the 4-H Exhibits Thursday

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Despite the cold, rainy weather we’re experiencing in the Northland, it isn’t stopping one community from coming together to celebrate their annual county fair. The Lake County Fair is celebrating their 109th season. Thursday, rain kept most of the rides from operating but didn’t stop the barnyard animals for getting ready to be judged in various…

Celebrating The Last Two Harbors Kayak Festival & Race

After 20 Years The Two Harbors Kayak Festival Comes To An End

TWO HARBORS, MINN – The Two Harbors Kayak Fest is paddling on to new adventures. This will be the last of the annual fests that have been going on for 20  years. “We are down to 40 racers this year from a high of 120. Sponsorship is down. I think it’s just after 20 years people decide they are going…

Sprouting Up With Shoreview Natives

Shoreview Natives Look to Showcase Natural Landscaping

DULUTH, Minn. – Many of you may be looking into landscaping projects this summer. One local company is looking to transition outdoor spaces into ecological hubs. Shoreview Natives is stemming from a lesson taught in one Northland classroom. For Duluth Woodland resident Will Bartsch, it’s common to have folks drive past his home, looking twice and stopping with a few questions….

Help Save Lives During Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross is Looking for Your Help in Donating Blood During Red Cross Month

DULUTH, Minn. – Since 1943, every United States President has proclaimed the month of March to be Red Cross Month. To help kick off the month of recognition, the Northern Minnesota Chapter of the Red Cross is partnering with Castle Danger Brewing to host the first Red Cross blood drive in Two Harbors. The drive started Thursday at noon, giving…

Runners Get Inspiration from Olympic Athlete

Gearing Up for Grandma's

DULUTH, Minn. – Grandma’s Marathon weekend is just a few months away and training season is in full–swing. To help runners along in their training journey, Essentia Health and Grandma’s Marathon are hosting the annual Gearing up for Grandma’s pre–race seminar on Saturday, March 4 with keynote speaker, Jeff Galloway. This is a free event from 10 a.m. to 12…

2017 Two Harbors Winter Frolic Begins

Events will be Happening Friday and Saturday in the North Shore Community

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Starting Friday, one community along the North Shore will be celebrating the winter season as temperatures begin to climb. Hundreds are expected to take part in the annual Two Harbors Winter Frolic. The two-day event kicks off Friday evening with a chili cook-off challenge and a community curling challenge. Sliding, skating, and snow sculptures are also…

18th Annual ALS Blizzard Tour Kicks Off From Proctor

Hundreds of Riders will Travel Many Miles, Raising Awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

PROCTOR, Minn. – Two-hundred and twenty-five snowmobile riders took to the trails Thursday morning in Proctor. The below zero cold didn’t stop hardy folks from fighting for a special cause. “I started with it because one of my friends died of it, that’s why a lot of us here in Duluth got involved. Of course we’ve got our celebrities, Kent…

Marathon Honors Work of John Beargrease

Northland Uncovered: John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – The John Beargrease Sled Dog Mararthon is just around the corner. The annual race takes off from Two Harbors on Sunday, January 29. Race Director Jason Rice visited FOX 21 to talk about the story behind the event. John Beargrease carried mail from Grand Marais to Two Harbors once a week. He and his brothers made this…