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Virgil Boehland (from left) of Esko, Tom Meister of Duluth and Mark Cohen of Duluth golf on one of the greens at the Lester Park Golf Course in Duluth on Tuesday afternoon. The City of Duluth is considering closing the course and focusing its efforts on Enger Park Golf Course. The city is considering selling the space for housing development. (Clint Austin /

City ponders golf course changes, including possible Lester Park sale

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Duluth’s municipal golf courses have been greening up nicely for another season of play, but their finances have not been doing likewise.


This week, members of the Duluth City Council learned the city’s golf fund is now $1.47 million in the hole, and that hole keeps getting deeper.

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