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Duluth's state Rep. Jennifer Schultz summed up the 2017 legislative session with one word: "Disappointing," she said at a City Hall press conference Wednesday. The assessment seemed just a little harsh. So did the "Republicans-are-evil" narrative pushed throughout the 28-minute gathering with Duluth media led by Schultz, Rep. Mary Murphy and Gov. Mark Dayton, all DFLers.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with law-enforcement officials, specifically those who supervise and patrol the Lincoln Park neighborhood. I learned that on any given night, there are only two patrol squads for my neighborhood. With the seemingly ever-increasing issues of gun violence, stabbings, narcotics arrests, and prostitution, I find this to be utterly ineffective in being able to respond in an effective and efficient manner. It's certainly not enough resources to investigate the criminal activity that many of us feel is becoming out of control.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, is preparing to celebrate the centennial of the birth of the NFL and is searching for artifacts and mementos and pieces of football history.
HELP WANTED The News Tribune editorial board is seeking two citizen representatives from the community to serve through the end of the year. We're hoping for a conservative and liberal, and we strive always for a diverse board reflecting a diversity of viewpoints. Interested? Drop Editorial Page Editor Chuck Frederick an email at cfrederick@duluthnews . com. Share a bit about yourself, including your background, your political leanings, your passions, and why you're interested.
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