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People walk Thursday afternoon through the Northwest Passage, the section of skywalk that goes over I-35 connecting downtown to the DECC. (Clint Austin /

Local view: Skywalk stink could be dangerous

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Members of the downtown Duluth workforce who park at the DECC and other Duluthians who frequent the skywalks are no strangers to the curious odors emanating from the skywalk bridge over Interstate 35, the so-called “Northwest Passage.” Rumors and hypotheses circulate about the causes of the peculiar smells: Mold spores? Liquefied pigeon droppings?


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