WDIO Storm Track Allergy Report

Friday, May 14th:  A stretch of dry weather is keeping allergy levels high with trees as the top allergens. We can expect levels to remain high through the foreseeable future without much of a rain maker coming our way.

We will update our allergy forecast Monday through Friday during Good Morning Northland and on WDIO.com.

Fewer Northlanders report excellent health in regional survey

In a just-released regional health survey, 44% of Northlanders report their health is very good or excellent. That's less than the last time this survey was conducted in 2015. 

Government to ease up guidance on indoor mask-wearing

The CDC is easing indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing people to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.

Michigan urges primary care doctors to help vaccinate

Michigan health officials are urging primary care physicians to enroll to administer COVID-19 vaccines. About 55% of Michigan residents ages 16 and older have been vaccinated.

Telehealth evolving during pandemic

Many of us have tried a virtual visit with our doctors during the pandemic, and it remains a big part of healthcare.

Caravel Autism Health Center open in Hermantown

Monday was an exciting day, with the grand opening and a ribbon cutting to mark the new Caravel Autism Health Center in Hermantown.

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

The U.S. is expanding use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12. Shots could begin soon once a federal vaccine panel issues recommendations for using the vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds.

Minnesota community vaccination sites now taking walk-ins

Vaccine-eligible Minnesotans can walk in for a COVID-19 shot without an appointment at the state’s Community Vaccination Program locations effective immediately.

More support easing vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain

Several world leaders have praised the U.S. move to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for poor nations by suspending patent protections on the shots.

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

The Biden administration is supporting efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic.

International Firefighters Day celebrates the daily work and sacrifice of firefighters

International Firefighters Day celebrates the work of fire departments everywhere. Over the years, the Duluth Fire Department has expanded their role in the Northland to better help the people they serve.

US to reallocate COVID shots to states with greater interest

The Biden administration to begin moving COVID-19 vaccine doses from states with lower demand to those with stronger interest in vaccines. 

Leeches were a hot seller at Fisherman's Corner Friday afternoon.

Leeches a hot seller ahead of late Minnesota fishing opener

Scientists urge restoration of federal gray wolf protections

DNR launches My Minnesota Outdoor Adventure