HUNGRY FOR LIFE Genes Related to Familial and Breast Cancer/Mayo Clinic
This picture if from the Mayo Clinic and known predisposition genes account for 45% of all familial breast cancer. The other 55% cannot be explained. The pie chart shows the proporti... Posted on 3/14/13 at 7:05 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Thursday, Oct. 3-Duluth-Superior March
Let's end domestic violence in two cities, Duluth and Superior. Show your support.
On Thursday,tomorrow there will be a join Duluth-Superior March across the Bong Bridgefollowedby anofficialM... Posted on 10/3/12 at 3:55 PM
SLOWING THE RACING MIND Well Done, Mayor Menino!
I want to be a public official someday so that all of the mistakes I make can be swept under the rug by saying, I make mistakes all the time. Thats a Bender-ism. In fact, why wait until I am a public ... Posted on 7/27/12 at 7:30 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Gimme Back my Bullets
Those who know me have probably heard me say, “just give me the bullets.” This is the phrase I use when I simply want basic information without embellishment or emotional theater (you know... Posted on 6/18/10 at 6:39 AM
A first-of-its-kind meeting Thursday between city retirees and a Duluth mayor got mixed reviews as some criticized Don Ness for holding a one-way conversation, while others appreciated that he opened the lines of communication.
Watch the live streaming Webcast of Tracy Lundeen's "Talk of the Town" here from 7 to 9 p.m. Tracy's guests tonight are Duluth Mayor Don Ness and Mike Lundstrom, executive director of the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce.
This year looks to be as difficult for Duluth as 2008 was. The state is expected to cut millions from the city’s local government aid, making more political disputes about revenue shortfalls and possible layoffs likely.
“Morale [at City Hall] is low, because they are violating our contract as much as they can. It’s just such a show of disrespect.”— Deb Strohm, employment councilor with the city of Duluth and chairwoman of the city’s basic union
Ask Duluth Mayor Don Ness about the successes he’s had during his first year in office and he sighs and looks off into the distance, as if recalling the controversial choices he made last year to recover from nearly $14 million in budget deficits. The decisions have won Ness fans and enemies.
Jan. 1 was supposed to begin a year of relative budget bliss for Duluth. But if the state significantly slashes aid to Duluth by the end of the year, Mayor Don Ness warned the city would “most likely” begin a new round of service cuts and layoffs.
During the past two weeks, I held in-depth interviews with six Duluthians about Ness’ discharge of his duties: a business person, retired businessman and former Minnesota legislator, former mayor of Duluth, local union leader and two police officers.
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