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Prevented by city ordinance from selling fake pot, the Last Place on Earth could go out of business within a few weeks, its owner says in an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court. Jim Carlson, owner of the 29-year-old downtown Duluth business, filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to overturn an ordinance the Duluth City Council passed Aug.
Leftovers can be a good thing. It was good for the Duluth International Airport that money was left over from other airport projects as Sept. 30 approached. That's the end of the year as far as the federal government's fiscal calendar is concerned.
Ten months after it started, the air link between Duluth and Chicago is meeting expectations, local airport and airline officials say. And it seems to be helping the pocketbooks of Duluth air travelers. United Airlines has flown round trips twice a day between Duluth and Chicago since Dec. 17, 2009. The flights are operated by SkyWest, a regional carrier based in St. George, Utah. "I see all the performance statistics," said Don Monaco, a Chicago businessman who owns Monaco Air Duluth, the fixed-base operator for the airport.
The outdoor hockey rink where future U.S.
A Hibbing business that claims to offer "low-cost divorce programs, affordable DUI assistance" and "low-cost bankruptcy" is facing legal trouble of its own. Affordable Law Center, 604 W. 41st St., Hibbing, which also has an office in Minneapolis, "misled and deceived" debtors "into thinking that they are receiving all of these bankruptcy-related services," according to a civil complaint filed by U.S. Trustee Habbo Fokkena against Edward Jonak, who operates the business, in U.S.
When asked if Dr. Laurence Kirmayer is a rock star in his field, Melissa Walls was all over the question. "He is a rock star," Walls said. "Why wouldn't you want a rock star on your campus?
Scrapbookers who want to shop at a store that caters exclusively to their craft will have to go to Pine City, Minn., or Minneapolis starting Oct. 1. True Colors Scrapbooking and Gifts in Kenwood Plaza is closing its doors after 18 years, three locations and countless memories preserved in scrapbooks, memory boxes and photo cards. The store was busy on Wednesday afternoon with shoppers eager to take advantage of store-closing prices that have been in effect since the beginning of September. Barb Cadigan and Jan Wagner were among them, but not just for sale prices.
One of Duluth's key Chamber of Commerce officials said he is moving to North Dakota for a new challenge. Andy Peterson, 51, will leave his post as public policy director at the end of the October to take over as president and CEO of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce in Bismarck. A Duluth native, Peterson was hired by the Duluth area chamber in February 2000 after two years working for the Family Resource Center in West Duluth. Peterson said he had been looking for a new opportunity for a couple of years but wanted to wait for the right fit.
The little house seems out of place on the 500 block of East Second Street amid towering hospital buildings, constant traffic and the sound of jackhammers on pavement. It might look right at home next to a babbling brook or a Northland lake. The 8-by-10-by-12-foot playhouse, designed in the style of a Norwegian cottage, is the centerpiece of this year's ARTcetera, the annual dinner-auction-fundraiser put on by the Miller-Dwan Foundation. Proceeds from this year's event will go toward building something much bigger than a playhouse.
People who are underemployed or jobless can help themselves by acquiring new skills, said Jon Obrecht, owner of Express Employment and a member of the Duluth Workforce Council. A college degree won't necessarily be enough. For example, having a four-year liberal-arts degree might not be as significant for an employer who wants an administrative assistant as having training and experience in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Obrecht said. Lisa Heyesen, another Workforce Council member who is the business development director for the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion, said making yo