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You can expect a renewed debate about the future of parking meters in Duluth’s Lincoln Park business district come 2016. The board of directors for the Lincoln Park Business Group...
Duluth city councilors could receive a significant raise in pay if the city charter commission has its way. On Tuesday, the commission voted to recommend council compensation be bumped up from its current level of $833 per month to $1,150 as of Jan. 1, 2018.
New zoning approved by the Duluth City Council Monday night should open the door for a former Morgan Park school property to be redeveloped as market rate rental housing. Developer Aaron Schweiger aims to build 120 two-bedroom units on the 6.4-acre site. He proposes to erect 10 12-plex buildings in all at a cost of more than $20 million as part of a project that he now says will be completed exclusively with private funds.
The Duluth City Council weighed in against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement Monday night by passing a resolution that urges Congress to reject the proposed pact. By an 8-1 vote, with At Large Councilor Linda Krug voting in the minority, the council voted to register its opposition to the trade agreement. For his part, 2nd District Councilor Joel Sipress expressed fears that the agreement could weaken a local government's ability to regulate the activities of multinational corporations. "Our iron mining industry is struggling right now because of 20 years of these kinds of
Today, the city of Duluth and the city of Rania — a member of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq — are expected to cement their relationship as "sister cities." Hiwa Qarani, the mayor of Rania, had hoped to attend a signing ceremony in person, but plans for an April visit were scrapped in the face of difficulties obtaining a visa to enter the country followed by mounting financial hardships in the region, said Wendy Ruhnke, a member of Duluth Sister Cities International's executive committee who also serves as the organization's secretary. Instead, Qarani will appear at Du
Kris Kapsner thought he had the city's blessing when his family acquired three pygmy goats to keep as pets at his Duluth Heights home. Before adopting the animals, he consulted with city officials. Kapsner said three different people in the city's building and zoning department told him he could keep goats on his 4-plus-acre property, and two different people in the city clerk's office told him no license was required. For 14 months, the Kapsners kept their three male goats — Merlin, Mocha and Latte — without incident.
A Washburn County man died Saturday as the result of a gunshot wound to his chest, according to a report from the sheriff's office. The Washburn County dispatch was notified at 11:23 a.m. that Charles Lester Kroeze, 45, had sustained a gun injury in the garage of his Minong Township home. Officers responding to the incident first believed the shooting was a hunting accident, but a preliminary investigation revealed it was not, according to a release from the sheriff's office. The fatal shot is believed to have come from a .357 caliber revolver.
When the blue pedestrian lift bridge that crosses Duluth’s Minnesota Slip fails, as it frequently does, the result is more than just an inconvenience. It’s bad for business. Just ask...
In a news conference at the Lake Superior Zoo on Friday afternoon, both state Sen. Roger Reinert and At Large City Councilor-elect Noah Hobbs pledged to make improving the facility...
The Duluth City Council will vote Monday on how to divvy up local tourism taxes next year. Duluth collects special sales taxes specifically from hospitality-oriented businesses in the city, and earmarks the proceeds to support the local tourism industry.