Updated: 07/04/2014 10:45 PM
Created: 07/04/2014 8:36 PM WDIO.com
By: Julie Kruse
Like every 4th of July, Duluth is pulling out the stops to mark America's 238th birthday.
With live music, vista fleet tours, food, and fireworks, Fourth Fest proved to be just as popular now as it has been in the past.
People got to enjoy carnival treats like popcorn and carmel apples, and kids also got a chance to hop on some rides.
All ages enjoyed the live musical performances at Bayfront Festival Park.
The end of the night concluded with Minnesota's largest fireworks display. It was accompanied by a synchronized musical radio broadcast.
Licenses, Deer Population Down for Wisconsin Deer Opener
The Wisconsin firearm deer hunting tradition got off to a safe start as Department of Natural Resources officials said they had received no reports of accidental shootings or other injuries by mid-afternoon Sunday on the opener of the state's nine-day gun deer hunt.
Northlanders Give Back in Preparation for Holiday Season
Northlanders gave back on Saturday in preparation for the holiday season. It was Family Volunteer Day at the Duluth Library, and folks participated in several friendly projects.
"By Us, For Us" Meeting to Discuss Vision for Equity in Duluth
Duluth's Native and African heritage communities came together on Saturday to share experiences and ideas at the 1st United Methodist Church. The meeting called "By Us, For Us" invited people of color, African Americans and Native Americans to come together to break bread and learn about each other culturally.
MNsure Enrollments, Renewals Approach 8,000
Minnesota's health insurance exchange says it has enrolled nearly 8,000 Minnesotans in health plans in the first week of open enrollment this fall. The deadline for enrolling in coverage that takes effect Jan. 1 is Dec. 15.
Wisconsin Gun Deer Hunt Begins
The season opened as the sun rose Saturday and will run through Nov. 30. Forecasts for opening weekend called for freezing rain and fog with highs ranging from the upper 30s to the low 40s both days.