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A development agreement for the NorShor Theatre had been expected to be ready for approval by the Duluth Economic Development Authority and the City Council this week, but it has again been delayed. David Montgomery, Duluth's chief administrative officer, offered a progress report to city councilors earlier this week, saying: "We're going to have to postpone those meetings for a few weeks, while we wrap up some additional items that remain to be done between the various parties. "The lenders, the playhouse, the developer and the city are still working through a handful of issues.
The Duluth City Council unanimously approved a development agreement Monday night to help Cirrus Aircraft Corp. expand its operations in the city. The project is expected to bring another 150 jobs to Duluth. That's on top of the equivalent of 675 full-time jobs the airplane maker already provides locally. As part of the deal, Cirrus will pledge to keep production of its piston engine planes and its soon-to-be-launched jet aircraft based in Duluth for at least the next 20 years. The company aims to move into a new 67,972-square-foot facility next year.
For the first time since 1999, members of the Duluth City Council can expect a raise.
Dan Mundt, an attorney and director of Gender Matters Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the inspiration of young people through the study of nature, has asked the Minnesota Court of...
A development agreement that could bring 150 new jobs to Duluth encountered turbulence Thursday night when a couple of city council members proposed an amendment that could require Cirrus Aircraft...
Duluth received some welcome news this week. It will need to repay only $8,566 in relief funding that it received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of the 2012 flood, instead of the $1.54 million federal officials had originally sought to recover for the city's failure to comply with affirmative action guidelines. An original finding by the office of the inspector general said: "Although the city competitively awarded all but three of the 12 contracts we reviewed, it did not take required steps to provide opportunities to disadvantaged firms to bid on federally funded
Representatives of the Great Lakes Aquarium hope to insert a straw into surplus tourism taxes collected by the city of Duluth in 2015. The attraction will seek an additional $200,000...
Duluth's Lakeside and Lester Park neighborhoods could lose their standing as the city's last bastions against sales of alcohol if the Duluth City Council has its way. By a 7-1 vote Monday night, Duluth city councilors voted to recommend state law be amended to allow for alcohol sales in the city's easternmost reaches, just as they are in the rest of the city. A state law passed in 1891 bans the sale of intoxicating liquor in Lakeside and Lester Park, and while city councilors favor repeal of the measure, it will be up to the Minnesota Legislature to decide whether it should be amended. The
In less than a month, Duluth Mayor Don Ness will be out of a job, and he’s still not sure where he’ll land next. After 18 years of public service,...
Liquor soon could flow more freely in Duluth's Lakeside and Lester Park neighborhoods. On Monday, the Duluth City Council will consider a resolution that would recommend the Minnesota State Legislature repeal an 1891 law banning the sale of intoxicating liquor in the city's two easternmost neighborhoods. The resolution follows on the heels of a citywide referendum asking whether the liquor sale restrictions should be lifted.