We knew we had it in us. We had been demonstrating the quality we would need for generations, for decades, every time a Nor’easter blew in, buried us and showed us its awesome power. We’d wiggle out each time, helping an elderly neighbor who couldn’t shovel or snowblowing for a family down the block who didn’t have the equipment. Neighbors helping neighbors. It’s just who we are. It’s what we do. Always.
Here’s the most encouraging thing: City Hall shares a vision, at least ultimately, with those working to rebuild the burnt-out shell of what once was the notorious Kozy bar and apartments and what originally was the swanky Pastoret Terrace townhouses, designed by famed architect Oliver Traphagen.
Public hearings don’t get much bigger than today’s on Duluth’s struggles with synthetic drugs, hosted by Attorney General Lori Swanson and several key lawmakers. The time of the hearing may not be convenient and the venue almost certainly will be too small, but let’s do all we can to be there anyway.
As hard as it is to believe 84 long days have passed since a water service line broke and a basement mechanical room flooded and power was knocked out and boilers, heating and cooling systems and power panels all were damaged and Duluth’s Radisson Hotel was forced to close, it’s encouraging to see western downtown’s hospitality anchor slowly but surely returning and reopening.
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