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Eddie Nelson and Angela Morabito of Burnsville, Minn., watch a cotton-top tamarin at the Lake Superior Zoo on Sunday afternoon. “We always come up this time of year,” Nelson said. The zoo is one of the tourist attractions that could benefit if Mayor Don Ness is successful in reinstating a 0.5 percent sales tax on restaurants, bars and hospitality lodging. (Steve Kuchera /

Ness wants Duluth tourism tax reinstated

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Duluth Mayor Don Ness has laid out ambitious plans to enhance recreational opportunities along the city’s St. Louis River corridor and to promote it as an emerging tourist destination.


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