Doggie Walk for Page Foundation

Vikings Legend Alan Page is using the power of pets to help students of color have access to higher education. The Page Education Foundation. is hosting their annual summer celebration, called the Doggie Walk Saturday July 13th. Leaders from the Page Education Foundation and their partner the Rescue Pack joined FOX 9 Good Day to talk about the upcoming event.

Mpls park workers extend strike indefinitely

Minneapolis park workers walked off the job on the Fourth of July for a week-long strike, but the union says they are going to continue fighting and extend their strike indefinitely, adding they demand contract negotiations from the park board.

Harriet Island drying out after flooding

Water levels continue to drop after record flooding, and St. Paul officials are hoping things dry out quickly at Harriet Island so that a music festival planned on July 19-20 can go on as planned.

Minnesota State Fair new foods taste test

The Minnesota State Fair is fast approaching and food always brings in the crowds. Tom Butler and Keith Marler put their taste buds to the test, trying out three of the new foods including the dill pickle tots from Tot Boss, the Raging Ball from Herbivorous Butcher, and the Turkey Kristo from the Minnesota Farmers Union Coffee Shop.

Meet the new Children's Theatre Company director

The Children's Theatre Company has a new director. Rick Dildine comes to Minnesota after several seasons serving as the Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He replaces Peter C. Brosius, who departed CTC on at the end of June after 27 years leading the organization.

FOX 9 Good Day: July 3, 2024

Do you decorate for 4th of July? You might be surprised to learn how many people are flaunting their red, white, and blue. Plus, would you eat a sandwich that uses a pickle as the bun? Also, how to keep up with the shifting generational differences in the workplace. A leader in the business world joins us with advice. Also, some easy recipes to cut through the summer smells that take over your house.

Little Shop of Horrors on stage now

A florist and a plant with a thirst for blood, what could go wrong? The Little Shop of Horrors is a mashup of science fiction, horror and comedy. It's on stage through August 18th at the Guthrie Theater. Cast members Will Roland and China Brickey joined FOX 9 Good Day to chat about this unique take on the cult-classic.

Reports give a pulse check on the economy

A new sign that inflation is continuing to ease. A Commerce Department report shows that consumer prices were flat from April to May. Meantime data shows spending was up 5% year over year. Patrick Rehkamp, a senior financial writer from 1834, A Division of Old National Bank, joined the FOX 9 Morning News to breakdown what the latest data means for consumers.

American Gothic exhibit at MIA

As the United States marks Juneteenth, a local woman continues her mission to inspire young people to think of Juneteenth as more than just a one-day event. Robin Hickman is the great niece of nationally-recognized photographer Gordon Parks. Parks' work is the center of an exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of art called American Gothic: Gordon Parks and Ella Watson. The gallery is on display through June 23rd.

Juneteenth: A Family Celebration in St. Paul

The Anika Foundation is gearing up for a big party this weekend in St. Paul. Saturday they're hosting Juneteenth: A Family Celebration at the State Capitol Building. Founder Anika Robins joined the Fox 9 Morning News to talk about the big event.

Easy recipes from a Midwestern mom

Minnesota food blogger Julie Evink is taking her favorite family recipes and bringing them to the masses. Her new cookbook is called Julie's Eats & Treats. Its available online and in stores now. She joined FOX 9 Good Day to share an easy recipe for "cruffins".

Queerspace Collective youth center plans

June is a big month for the local non-profit Queerspace Collective. They continue to work toward their goal of opening a 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth Center and a home for their programing. The Create The Space Campaign is focused on raising the funds for the new brick-and-mortar location. Queerspace founder Nicki Hangsleben joined the FOX 9 Morning News to talk about their ongoing need for mentors and continuing efforts to fundraise for the youth center.

Podcast spotlights life after limb loss

How do you handle a crisis? Life's toughest moments can teach us a lot about ourselves. A local podcast is spotlighting the story of Fox 9 Reporter Courtney Godfrey and how she handled the crisis of a severe leg injury that led to the amputation of part of her leg. The 100th episode of "The Crisis Files" is called "Breaking Views". Courtney and podcast host Roshini Rajkumar joined FOX 9 Good Day to talk about the latest episode.

'The Native Spirits Sing' performance held Sunday

The MacPhail Center for Music hosted “The Native Spirits Sing”, a concert dedicated to Native composers at Antonello Hall. Curated and performed by MacPhail Teacher and Pianist Pinar Başgöze, the performance showcased the works of Dr. Louis Wayne Honga-Nό-Zhe Ballard, Brent Michael Davids and Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate.

Chuthulu! The Musical at the Turf Club

Music, madness, and puppets combine for a unique show launching their tour in St. Paul. Puppeteers for Fears presents Chuthulu! The Musical. Two cast members and the show's art director joined FOX 9 Good Day to talk about the show and how the idea came together.

Including your pets in severe weather plans

Severe weather season has arrived in Minnesota. Hopefully you have a severe weather plan in place for your family, but do those plans include your pets? Alison Shramel from the Animal Humane Society joined the FOX 9 Morning News to talk about what your "pet go kit" should include and how to prepare if disaster strikes.

Fed holds rates steady

On the economic front, interest rates will go unchanged. It's not the news consumers were hoping to come out of the Federal Reserve's meeting this month. Patrick Rehkamp, a senior financial writer from 1834, A Division of Old National Bank, joined the FOX 9 Morning News to discuss the potential for future rate cuts.