St. Louis River Alliance Hosting Sustainability & Membership Drive

The Drive Ends Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is celebrating another successful year of hard work with a sustainability drive happening now through Tuesday, Dec. 14. Throughout the rest of 2021, the organization will be hosting various events in the community to share current initiatives and encourage people to connect with the St. Louis River. There will be multiple fundraisers…

‘H2O: Watersheds at Work,’ Set to Replace Aging Water Table Exhibit at Great Lakes Aquarium

Demo Will Begin After Labor Day; The New Exhibit is Expected to be Open by November 20

DULUTH, Minn. – Chances are if you’ve visited the Great Lakes Aquarium over the past 21 years of its existence, you’ve submerged yourself in the interactive water table exhibit, learning firsthand why H2O is so important to life on earth. Now since opening in 2000, change is coming to one of the aquarium’s most engaging displays. “It supports life, it…

Surfers Enjoy Waves on Lake Superior

On Park Point, the waves and the sand are more forgiving than the rockier terrain as you head north.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s not just the forces of Nature that call Lake Superior home. “Whenever there is a storm I definitely chase after it,” UMD RSOP Coordinator, Randy Carlson says. One of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world, It’s hard not to notice the growing Lake Superior surfing community. “We have a North Shore Minnesota Chapter…

Fond du Lac Band Presents “We are Water MN” Exhibit

The Traveling Exhibit will be Available to View at Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth Through April 22

DULUTH, Minn. – The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa presents “We Are Water MN”, a traveling exhibit and community engagement initiative at Great Lakes Aquarium, March 10-April 22. “We Are Water MN” is a partnership among state agencies and host sites, formed to tell Minnesota’s water stories collaboratively, bringing together personal narratives, historical materials, and scientific information….

Animal Answers: Teaching with Touch at Great Lakes Aquarium

Great Lakes Aquarium Unveiled their New Touchpools on Memorial Day Weekend; the Attraction is Increasing in Popularity

DULUTH, Minn. – Some say seeing is believing, but at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, touching is teaching. On Memorial Day weekend, the Aquarium unveiled three touchpools for the public to visit, including horseshow crabs, sharks, jelly fish and more. The Great Lakes Aquarium is open Monday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Click here to learn more information….

Duluth YMCA Offers Swim Scholarships for Underserved Communities

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer is just a couple months away which means families will be out on the lakes enjoying weekends up North. But while enjoying the warmer weather, families should always have water safety on their minds. Sara Eder, the Aquatics Director for the Duluth YMCA, stopped by FOX 21 this morning to chat about safety education opportunities at…

Ely Couple Embarks On Bike Ride to Washington D.C.

The Freemans Hope to Gather Signatures Against Mining Near The Boundary Waters

An Ely couple biked through Duluth Sunday, and took a pit-stop at Bent Paddle as one of the first breaks in a nearly 2,000 mile bike ride to Washington D.C. In addition to making the long bike ride, they are also towing a canoe with them the entire journey. Amy and Dave Freeman say they’re on a mission to protect…

66-Year-Old Man Dies After Being Ejected from Boat

The 66-Year-Old Male was Pronounced Dead at the Scene on Lake Kabetogama

KABETOGAMA, Minn. – A 66-year-old male is dead following a water emergency on Lake Kabetogama Wednesday evening. Shortly before 5:00 p.m., the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Park Point Resort at 10498 Waltz Road in Kabetogama, Minnesota. Officials received a call that a male, 66-year-old Wlodzimierz Dziechciowski of Chicago, Illinois, had fallen out of a boat and…

Letica Looks for More Donations, Leaves Sunday for Texas

Northlander's Donated Thousands of Items Just Days Ago, Now Letica and Volunteers Travel to Texas a Second Time

DULUTH, Minn. – After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Duluth Entrepreneur Mike Letica organized a drive, gathered a group of volunteers and drove south with a truckload of 45,000 pounds of donations for storm victims. Letica and his group are doing it again, Saturday and Sunday. “How much more can people take,” said Letica. It’s a question he may never have…

Twin Ports Utility Crews Head to Florida

As Hurricane Irma Inches Closer to Florida, Minnesota Power and Superior Water Light and Power Crews Head South to Help

DULUTH, Minn. – Hurricane Irma is slowly making way toward mainland Florida. Thursday evening, the storm impacted Puerto Rico. Forecasters are still uncertain which route the storm will take, but it’s not stopping local power workers from heading south to help. “It’s going to be pretty much mass devastation,” said Minnesota Power Lineman Mike Linn. The natural disaster is continuing…

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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…

Pond Scientists on the Rise at Hartley Nature Center

Many Student Groups Flocking for Field Trips to Northland Educational Hub

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Animal Answers we’re taking you on a field trip! For some, it may be a trip to the park, museum or movie theater. However, many groups of Northland students are becoming seasoned pond scientists. “I think if you start kids at an early enough age they’ll have an appreciation for the outdoors,” said Matt…

Coast Guard Reminds Boaters to Stay Safe

As Thousands Prepare for a Long Memorial Day Weekend, Others are Thinking Safety

DULUTH, Minn. – Thousands will be driving to the cabin or favorite summer destination this Memorial Day weekend. With that, the United States Coast Guard is looking to make sure safety comes first. The Coast Guard in the Twin Ports is busy making sure they’re up to date on rescue techniques and procedures. One Officer we spoke with say boaters,…

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…

Lake Levels Are On A Rapid Rise

Due to early snow melt and recent rain, the Great Lakes have significantly risen by several inches.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Great Lakes water levels have been rapidly rising within the past two weeks. There has been a large amount of water added to each of the lakes due to early snow melt and recent rain according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Their weekly update on April 14, said that Lake Ontario rose 14 inches in the past…

St. Louis River Alliance Works to Fight Invasive Species

Open House and Panel Focuses on Non-native Phragmites

DULUTH, Minn. – As the weather continues to warm many Northlanders will be focusing on getting in the water or heading out on hikes, so the St. Louis River Alliance is hoping to educate the public about a certain invasive species. They’re hosting an open house and panel discussion to highlight the prevention and control on non-native phragmites in the…

Great Outdoors: Gearing Up For Camping Season

Great Outdoors: Local Experts Give Camping Tips

Although it’s been rainy and chilly to start the week, Spring is here and many are gearing up for the camping season. Local outdoor experts spoke with FOX 21 to give some tips on having a successful trip. “As soon as the weather begins to warm up and the days get longer you start thinking about camping,” said Greg Pinther,…

Wastewater Treatment is Focus of World Water Day

Superior Wastewater Treatment Plant Gives Tours for Education

SUPERIOR, Wis. – World Water Day is celebrated annually on March 22 with a different theme each year. In 2017, the focus is on wastewater treatment. The City of Superior’s wastewater treatment plant is hosting tours and an open house today in honor of the holiday. Tours take about 45 minutes and include both indoor and outdoor sites. The Open…