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Arrowhead Youth Games Bring Sunshine and Smiles

The Arrowhead Youth Games is an on-going tradition.

DULUTH, Minn.-The day camp invites kids with disabilities from various schools to try activities they may have never experienced before. We spoke with one student who mastered a new bike and even took up archery. “I got it right in the red circle and I got it above it, the black circle, I got it above it,” Daniel Loney said….

Students Pitch City Plans to Local Officials

The plans could be used for future city projects.

DULUTH, Minn.- Students at the University of Minnesota Duluth have been brainstorming ways to utilize plots in the city. Art history students are sharing their vision for redesigning the lots around Essentia Health and the former Cobb Elementary School. Their plans were pitched to the City Planning Commission and could be incorporated in future city projects. “The fact that it…

Governor Dayton Celebrates UMD Bulldog Day at Statehouse

Wednesday is "UMD Men's Hockey National Championship Day"

The UMD Bulldogs National Championship win put the school and Duluth on the map, and now even Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is giving them their own day. Governor Dayton a former division one hockey player for Yale, revealing at Wednesday’s press conference that the semi-final round of the Frozen Four kept him on the edge of his seat. He officially…

UMD Opera Studio, Symphony Students Team up for Performance

Le Nozze di Figaro Performances Start April 27

DULUTH, Minn. – This month it’s a dramatic event you won’t want to miss, the UMD Opera Studio is teaming up with the UMD Symphony Orchestra. Together, they’re performing Le Nozze di Figaro ( The Marriage of Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The first performance is Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. The second performance will be Sunday, April 29…

Fish Regrows Tail in UMD Experiment

Students at UMD are sharing their semester long studies with the public.

DULUTH, Minn. – Students at the University of Minnesota Duluth got to show off their semester-long research. From finding one of the oldest rocks in the world on the Iron Range, to finding out one fish can regrow its tail, UMD students will take us there. Bulldog students put in many hours and a lot of hard work for research which…

UMD National Championship Gear Hits the Shelves

The official championship gear can be found on UMD campus.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  Fans are stocking up on new apparel honoring the Bulldogs win. The UMD Stores on campus started stocking the shelves with hundreds of championship gear early Tuesday morning. This is the busiest day for the campus store and it’s no surprise to staff. “We’re sure to be stocked for today, tomorrow, and the upcoming weeks so it’s just…

Midday Update 4-9-18

Local News and Weather Headlines Monday, April 9, 2018

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UMD Theatre Presents Fairy Tale Classic

"Into the Woods" Performances Begin April 12

DULUTH, Minn. – Students from UMD are taking on a story involving some well-known fairy tale characters. UMD Theatre is presenting “Into the Woods” April 12 – 21. The stories of the characters intertwine and the plot takes them to a darker place than the fairytale stories that are so well known. The shows will be April 12 – 14…

Smooth Sounds of Jazz to Fill UMD Music Halls

UMD Celebrates 45th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival This Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the smooth sounds of jazz will be filling music halls at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. It’s all for the 45th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival. The fun gets underway with a performance by the Bobby Watson Quartet on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. It…

How Aquaculture Affects Minnesota

The Minnesota Sea Grant is getting the conversation going.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The bait industry plays a large role in Minnesota which is just one facet of aquaculture . The Minnesota Sea Grant at the University of Minnesota Duluth is discussing how aquaculture can affect our community, specifically how it affects jobs in the field. “We’re trying to move the conversation forward in Minnesota,” fishery specialist Don Schreiner said. “We…

Economic Outlook for Northland to be Discussed at Annual Forum

Coffee Conversation: REIF Breakfast

DULUTH, Minn. -Next month Northlanders will have the chance to learn about the area’s economic outlook. The National Bank of Commerce is hosting the annual REIF Breakfast on Tuesday, April 3. The Regional Economic Indicators Forum gives local business owners an opportunity to network and receive information on current business trends. Students from local colleges, The University of Minnesota –…

Students Speak Out Discussing Mental Health

This is the second year the student ran group YOUmatter, held Speak Out Night.

DULUTH, Minn.- Students in Duluth are breaking the silence on the topic of mental health. The second annual Speak Out Night event was held at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The group, YOUmatter, was put together by students. They’re opening up the conversation about mental health and suicide in the community. Thursday YOUmatter got the conversation going, sharing experiences with mental…

UMD to Perform Play by Local Playwright

"These Shining Lives" Performances Begin Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – This week a play is opening in Duluth highlighting the struggle women faced as they advocated for a safe workplace in the 1920s and 1930s. “These Shining Lives” will be presented March 1 – 18 in Dudley Experimental Theatre in Marshall Performing Arts Center at UMD. Playwright Melanie Marnich was born and raised in the Morgan Park…

UMD Summit Takes Aim At Inclusion On Campus

The Commission on Race, Equity and Ethnicity sponsored the event.

DULUTH, Minn. – University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is doing what it can to create a more inclusive community. And that was this year’s theme for its 2018 summit on, Equity, Race and Ethnicity. This summit is about helping people be a part of an environment where everyone feels like they belong. That’s the Patrick Henry High School choir providing the…

Recalling the Cheers from Old Central High

Duluthian Barbara Burud was Once a Cheerleader at Old Central High School in Duluth; to this Day, She Continues to Cheer

DULUTH, Minn. – Sporting events happen every day with players and fans gathering to see who will win the game, but we often forget about the choreographed athletes on the sidelines. One local woman has never stopped recalling the cheers from her time at old Central High School in Duluth. “That’s the old chimes from Central,” said former cheerleader Barbara…

UMD Students to Perform with Orchestra

17th Annual Student Competition Concert

DULUTH, Minn. – Next week musicians at UMD will be performing in the 17th Annual Student Competition Concert. This is taking place on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall. Tickets can be purchased by calling 218-726-8877, or by visiting tickets.umn.edu. Categories: Community, Entertainment, Features, Links, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Orchestra, UMD, UMD Orchestra,…

UMD Students to Perform in Annual Bands Concert

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the musical talents of UMD students will be on display for the Annual Bands Concert. During the concert, two bands, The UMD Concert Band, which is made up of primarily non-music music majors, and the UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble, perform. Mark Whitlock, the Director of Bands, Trombone and Graduate Studies visited FOX 21 to discuss…

UMD Students Create Art to Support Duluth NAACP

Coffee Conversation: Freedom Fund Dinner

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth NAACP’s upcoming Freedom Fund Dinner is getting some support from UMD graphic design students. Those students are designing pieces to be sold as a fundraiser for the Duluth NAACP at the annual Freedom Fund Dinner. This is taking place on Friday, Feb. 23. There will be an art show from 5 – 6 p.m. and…

State Higher Education Commissioner Visits UMD For Proposed Bonding Projects Tour

The Duluth Campus Share of the Total Request is Under $18 Million.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gov. Dayton’s proposed bonding bill for the next session includes $28 million for University Minnesota Duluth (UMD). The state’s higher education commissioner was on the UMD campus to see where some of the funding would go if the proposed bonding request is approved. Some of the money UMD is asking for would be reinvested into facilities for research, outreach and education…

Classic Children’s Tale to be Performed on UMD Stage

"Charlotte's Web" Opens Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a story many know from childhood, and now it’s coming to a stage in Duluth. Charlotte’s Web is being performed by students at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. The children’s tale highlights friendship and sacrifice. The play is based on the book by E.B. White. Show Dates: Feb 1-3 & 8-10 at  6:30 p.m. Feb…

UMD College Republicans Host Fundraiser

The group will be traveling to Washington D.C.

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth’s College Republicans held a fundraiser at Glensheen Mansion. The UMD College Republicans met with gubernatorial candidates at the event is a fundraiser. The group is attending the CPAC in Washington D.C. UMD College Republicans President Kynze Lundeen says organizing the event is an honor. “It means a lot to me to have my CR’s…

UMD Production Honored at Regional Festival

"Antigone" Encore Performances in Duluth this Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – A University of Minnesota-Duluth Theatre production is being honored in a big way. The department has been invited to perform “Antigone” at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Des Moines, IA. This is one of only seven productions selected to perform in the festival. The play was chosen from hundreds around the region. UMD Theatre…

Rise in Impaired Driving During Holiday Season

Local law enforcement are cracking down on driving under the influence this holiday season.

DULUTH, Minn.-Last year in Minnesota 74 people died due to alcohol involved crashes, on Wednesday 74 holiday gifts were handed out at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The event is part of the Towards Zero Death Campaign. Local law officials walked students through field sobriety tests. When participants attempted to complete the tasks wearing the drunk simulation goggles, it put things perspective….

UMD Wants You To Go Biking In the Winter

Students also got on a Fender Blender, where students pedaled to blend the food that was in the blender

DULUTH, Minn. -Winter is here and UMD wants you to get in gear. Students from an environmental group on campus are trying to get more people to participate in winter biking activities. “Growing up in Minnesota a lot of people don’t think about going roller skating during the winter or doing a lot of those outside activities that don’t involve snow and so…

UMD Offers Three Different Concerts for “Sounds of the Season”

Concerts Take Place First Weekend of December

DULUTH, Minn. – With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just about a month away, many Northlanders are getting into the holiday spirit. The University of Minnesota Duluth is helping locals get into the holiday spirit by hosting the Sounds of the Season concerts. They’ll be December 1, 2 and 3 at Weber Music Hall. Three different UMD Music concerts to…

Northlanders Help Create Gingerbread City

Families learn Nordic and Minnesota Christmas traditions while constructing the Gingerbread City.

DULUTH, Minn.- Little Northlanders gathered Saturday constructing a Gingerbread Village. The 6th annual Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City is on display at the Nordic Center. Families got in to the holiday spirit making traditional Nordic crafts. Art education students from the University of Minnesota Duluth volunteered, helping create the winter wonderland. “I find it very interesting because a lot of this information I…

UMD Adding Two Counselors To Mental Health Care Team

UMD students followed the model at the Twin Cities campus to seek the funding.

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has more than 11,000 students on campus. At times there’s a long wait for students seeking assistance with mental health needs. After two years of pushing for funding UMD will now be adding two new counselors to its staff. The school learned it’s staff of five therapists and one counselor just…

UMD Theatre Prepares to Present Comedic Play

Students to Perform "Noises Off"

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD Theatre’s next production starts up next week. “Noises Off” actors Amelia Barr and Sarah Dickson visited FOX 21 to talk about the plot. They tell us the story follows a theater company that continues to run into problems while trying to get a show complete. The show will be running November 2-4 and 8-11 at 7:30…

“Antigone” Performed by UMD Theatre Department

"Antigone" is the Second Oldest Play on Record, Presented by the UMD Department of Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening now through October 7, you have the chance to see the second oldest play on record presented by the University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Theatre. “Antigone” is one of the most enduring ancient tragedies presenting universal questions of power and civic duty through a modern translation. The play depicts current political conflicts in our world…

NRRI Receives Recurring Funding

Coffee Conversation: Natural Resources Research Institute

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s big news and big funding for the Natural Resources Research Institute. The institute was granted an additional $2 million in recurring funding from the Minnesota State Legislature. This almost doubles the previous state funding they were receiving and was the first funding increase since the 1980s. According to June Breneman, External Affairs Manager for the NRRI,…

St. Luke’s Oncologist to Help Those Dealing with Chemo Brain

How Cancer Treatment can Effect the Brain

DULUTH, Minn. – Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be one of the toughest and most shocking things someone goes through. Dealing with the effects of cancer treatment can last a lifetime. A doctor at St. Luke’s Hospital and a UMD professor in Duluth are hoping to help cancer patients through that hard time. On Tuesday, June 13 St. Luke’s Oncologist and…

UMD Chef Heads to National Competition

Cooking Connection: UMD Chef Conor Maki

DULUTH, Minn. – A University of Minnesota Duluth chef is heading to a national competition, the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) regional conference. Conor Maki will be competing against six other chefs from across the country. Maki won the gold medal at the NACUFS culinary competition in Fargo, N.D. on February 21, 2017. Conor’s winning dish was…

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…

Supporting Bulldog Hockey Players Throughout the Years

Meeting the Moms of the UMD Bulldogs

CHICAGO – Playing in the Frozen Four is something college hockey players dream of but to get there takes a lot of work and no one knows that better than the moms of the Frozen Four teams. “When they lose you pick them up, when they win you cheer them on, give them high-fives,” said Jean Toninato, UMD Captain Dom…

Award-Winning Actress Visits UMD for Movie Screening

"Tangerine" Screening Tonight

DULUTH, Minn. – This evening an award-winning actress is stopping at the University of Minnesota – Duluth for the screening of a movie she appeared in. “Tangerine” will be shown at 7:00 p.m. at the UMD Library Rotunda. There will be a question and answer segment with the film’s star, Mya Taylor, following the screening. This event is free and…

UMD Students Act in Magical and Funny Drama

School of Fine Arts Presents Marvin's Room

DULUTH, Minn. – The University of Minnesota – Duluth School of Fine Arts is opening up a new show next week. “Marvin’s Room” features the character Bessie coping with her biggest challenge yet, exploring how and who we love, especially when aging and sickness get in the way. The show will be performed March 2-4 & 14-18 at 7:30pm and March…

Becoming a Mascot at UMD

Active Adventures: Champ the Bulldog

DULUTH, Minn. – Champ the Bulldog is a staple at University of Minnesota Duluth athletic events and community gatherings. This week, FOX 21 got the chance to gear up with Champ. UMD Senior, Taylor Korum, is the lead Champ and has been a mascot at the university for five years. Korum is graduating this year and tells FOX 21 he’s…

UMD Police Investigate Reported Assaults

Two Females Report Being Assaulted in the Same Location

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD Police are investigating multiple reported assaults and are searching for a possible suspect. According to a campus alert two females have been assaulted in the same area, possibly by the same person. At 7:15 Thursday, a female reported to police she was physically assaulted at St. Marie and Kirby Street. Following the issue of a campus…

UMD Theatre Gives Encore Performance in Fundraising Effort

"One River" Heads to Regionals

DULUTH, Minn. – University of Minnesota-Duluth theater students are being recognized for their work. The production “One River,” written and directed by UMD Professor Tom Isbell, has been selected as one of six in the region to be performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at the Region V Festival in Des Moines, Iowa. The regional competition runs…