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A Minnesota nonprofit group advocating for ranked-choice voting will start airing television commercials in the Duluth market today — the first TV spots for the group, which already has poured...
Four candidates vying for two At Large seats on the Duluth City Council this November gathered to field questions and discuss a wide range of issues at the Depot's Underground theater during a forum Tuesday morning. The diverse field of candidates included: • Jim Booth, a 57-year-old financial adviser and former member of the Duluth Housing & Redevelopment Authority and the Duluth Edison School Board; • Elissa Hansen, a 36-year-old businesswoman who owns Steam Creative Consulting and Blacklist Artisan Ales with her husband, Jon Loss; • Noah Hobbs, a 26-year-old planner for the Arrowhead Ec
Duluth Mayor Don Ness turned to social media Wednesday, as he wrestled with how to respond to a recent rebuke by the local labor community. In an unprecedented move, the local AFL-CIO Central Labor body voted on Sept.
Five would-be members of the Duluth City Council took the stage at a forum Monday morning to discuss their ideas and qualifications in advance of the Nov.
In just a couple weeks from now — Oct. 13 to be exact — the voters of Rice Lake, Minnesota's newest city, will head to the polls to elect their first mayor and city council representatives. Three candidates are vying to be named mayor of the fledgling city: Jayme Heim, Russell Isola and John Werner. Werner currently serves as a supervisor for the township that's now on the verge of incorporating as a city.
The Duluth City Council's unanimous vote late Monday night in support of a plan to install a two-way protected bicycle lane on Michigan Street — or alternatively First Street if...
In a marathon session Monday night, the Duluth City Council provided direction for downtown bicycle accommodations. After extensive testimony about the perceived merits and shortcomings of different downtown bicycle lane plans Monday night, the Duluth City Council rejected a proposal to install protected bike lanes on Superior Street. A local group of bicyclists lobbied unsuccessfully for a bike lane to be included in the design for Duluth's soon-to-be-reconstructed Superior Street. "As a parent, I want my children to have safe options for getting around town," said Ruurd Schoolderman, poin
Finances weighed heavy on the Duluth City Council Monday night, as members set the maximum property tax that can be levied by the city and took up a proposed subsidy for a Kenwood rental housing/retail development. Levy cap Despite efforts by 1st District Councilor Jennifer Julsrud to levy an additional $1 million in local property taxes to catch up on deferred road reconstruction, the city council essentially decided to stick with a more modest plan put forward by outgoing Duluth Mayor Don Ness. The mayor proposes the city increase its levy by no more than 3.5 percent next year to cover gr
Members of the Duluth City Council are expected to weigh in Monday night on whether a dedicated bicycle lane that's physically separated from motorized traffic should be included in the...
A Minneapolis-based real estate developer is looking to revitalize one of Duluth's most storied yet longest-neglected landmarks: the century-old armory on London Road. "Currently we have an executed purchase agreement,...