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Turkey dinners flew at a record pace this year as the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center hosted the 27th annual Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet. Coordinator Monica Hendrickson said early birds began...
Nathan Bentley, the namesake and creator of the Bentleyville Tour of Lights, offers a modest assessment of the massive holiday light display that now occupies Duluth's Bayfront Park. "All it...
A recently released survey shows that efforts to fight homelessness in St. Louis County appear to be making headway. Wilder Research conducts its statewide survey every three years, and its latest count on Oct. 22, 2015, showed 617 St. Louis County residents without a place to call home. That's down 18 percent from the number of homeless people counted three years earlier, and it's 37 percent less than in 2009, when the county's homelessness peaked.
Duluth's Human Rights Commission could receive an overhaul soon, thanks to an ordinance introduced Monday and slated for adoption Dec. 5. The new ordinance calls for the commission to be downsized from 15 members to nine. The reduction should make it easier for the body to take action and operate more effectively, said Carl Crawford, Duluth's human rights officer.
Alarmed by the proliferation of high-intensity LED streetlights and the glare they produce, Duluth businessman Scott Vesterstein has been lobbying city officials to reconsider their recent investments in the energy-saving technology. In an effort to convice the city to change course, Vesterstein has launched an online petition, which has already garnered more than 200 signatures, at change.org He's calling on the city to move away from its use of 4000-Kelvin LED fixtures, in favor of lower-output LEDs rated 3000K or lower.
A couple of notable transportation projects for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers are slated for approval when the Duluth City Council next meets. Councilors are expected to authorize $131,040 to purchase parts intended to improve the reliability of the breakdown-prone pedestrian bridge that spans Minnesota Slip, linking Canal Park with the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. And the council also will be asked to sign off on improvements to a segment of Congdon Boulevard, stretching from Brighton Beach to McQuade Road.
The directors of the Duluth Transit Authority board will gather for a special meeting Thursday afternoon to consider a proposal that could leave it in sole control of the 410-stall...
A Duluth nonprofit dedicated to halting violence received some welcome news Tuesday, when Men as Peacemakers learned it will receive a Bush Prize for Community Innovation. Sarah Curtiss, program director...
On Saturday night, people will gather in Duluth and dance to make a difference in the lives of people residing half a world away in the city of Kobane, Syria. The party's organizer, Michele Naar-Obed, said the event also will double as a send-off for a delegation of six Duluthians who are destined to visit their sister city of Rania, Iraq, come January. During that same trip, the delegates plan to present a check to representatives of Kobane, a war-torn Kurdish city about 400 miles to the west, with the funds to be used for the construction of a public library there.
The results of Tuesday's presidential election provide mounting evidence of a continued shift in the Northland's political alliances. This most recent vote shows that an area once considered a stronghold for Democrats is increasingly up for grabs. President-Elect Donald Trump won Minnesota's 8th Congressional District by about a 54-to-38 percent margin, with the Arrowhead standing out on the map as the last bastion of blue in the presidential race.