Symphony Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center was “one of the warmest places in Duluth” on Saturday, according to a News Tribune reviewer. And that was saying something given the day’s icy rains and bone-chilling lake gales.
After 44 months of locked doors and no reason to think they’d reopen, the Iron Range’s splash of culture and Caribbean cool is poised for a comeback. The Whistling Bird restaurant is set to reopen on July 3, new owner Jessica Antonovich said in a News Tribune report this past weekend.
That didn’t take long. Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders hadn’t even finished hammering out the details of their taxing and spending plans late last week when Minnesota’s neighbors to the northwest, North Dakota, made a bold play to steal away business and jobs.
A news story the other day said Minnesota lawmakers “must decide exactly how to raise about $2 billion for the state … before the Legislature adjourns Monday.” Must? And, $2 billion? Why do lawmakers feel obligated to raise our taxes by so much?
During at least the past year, Mayor Don Ness, Police Chief Gordon Ramsay and others from Duluth implored state Attorney General Lori Swanson and her office to stand with them and to take a more active — or at least more vocal — role in the struggle against synthetic drugs, one of its front lines being located in downtown Duluth.
While honoring them last month, the “Power 50” were described by Minnesota Business magazine as “the linchpins in their company,” “the connectors in their industry,” “the heart of the operation” and “the ones who make things happen.”
In St. Louis County in 2010, 37 percent of ninth-grade boys — nearly four of every 10 freshman boys — admitted to bullying classmates in the previous month by making fun of them, teasing them in a hurtful way or excluding them from friends or activities.
An ongoing rift between the Duluth School Board and Duluth City Council has been as subtle as jabs in the media and as high-profile as a refusal to rezone the Rockridge school site to encourage its sale.
The executive director of the Duluth Airport Authority understands why travelers from the Duluth area drive to Minneapolis to catch a flight rather than starting their journey outside his office windows.
The naysayers and doomsdayers can scoff and dismiss all they want, “The Northern Lights Express is going to be built, (and) we are going to reconnect Duluth, Minn., with the Twin Cities” by train, Ken Buehler, the proposed passenger rail service’s biggest cheerleader, vowed Tuesday as the featured speaker at a Chamber-sponsored luncheon in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
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