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Mary Hoeft, who is challenging incumbent Congressman Sean Duffy for Wisconsin's 7th District seat, has been calling on her opponent to take part in debates for weeks. But she has...
Beginning Saturday, the city of Duluth will begin ticketing vehicles parked in the front yards of homes surrounding the campuses of the University of Minnesota Duluth and St. Scholastica College, and the prospect of accompanying fines has stirred concern amidst local landlords and renters alike. Citing the large number of complaints they have received, Duluth city officials sent out a letter identifying property owners of stepped up enforcement efforts in the following areas: • Woodland Avenue from East Fourth Street to Oxford Street • West College Street
Predictably toeing a DFL party line, Gov. Mark Dayton sought to sway voters — at both at the presidential and state levels — during a Tuesday morning appearance at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, where he delivered the keynote address at the Minnesota AFL-CIO's 53rd annual constitutional convention.
A Monday night vote set the stage for up to a 17.65 percent increase in the city of Duluth's property tax levy next year. By a 5-2 margin, the Duluth City Council voted to establish the uppermost threshold for local property taxes in 2017. The final level of taxation actually won't be set until December. And At Large Councilor Barbara Russ noted that this should allow time for further consideration of the budget. But councilors made room in the budget Monday for an extra $590,000 in taxes above the $24.86 million Duluth Mayor Emily Larson had requested.
People living and doing business in Duluth can expect to see an increase in their electric bills, thanks to an ordinance passed by city councilors at a special meeting Thursday night. By a 7-2 vote, the Duluth City Council decided to triple the franchise fee it charges Minnesota Power and its customers, boosting it from 1 percent to 3 percent of revenues. Councilors Jay Fosle and Howie Hanson voted against the fee hike.
In all, the Duluth Economic Development Authority has received three proposals from entities interested in developing a little more than 12 acres of what's been described as "prime waterfront" land just to the southwest of the recently opened Pier B Resort. Details of those proposals have not yet been made public, but the identities of the interested parties were revealed Thursday, following a request by the News Tribune for disclosure under Minnesota's Data Practices Act.
Renee Splichal Larson describes the retelling of her story as both a traumatic and a therapeutic experience. In her recently released memoir — A Witness: The Haiti Earthquake, a Song, Death and Resurrection — Splichal Larson shares the tragic tale of witnessing her young husband's death in the ruins of a collapsed building, her narrow escape from the same structure, an ensuing crisis of faith and her journey to find new meaning in life.
The city of Duluth will launch into work on its comprehensive plan Wednesday night with a kickoff event at Denfeld High School. In opening remarks she has prepared for the evening, Mayor Emily Larson called the plan "a critical roadmap for the future development of Duluth."
A 19-year-old Duluth man pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to third-degree burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a spree of vandalism and vehicle break-ins...
A resolution calling for additional hearings on the PolyMet mining project dominated the Duluth City Council’s agenda Monday night. That resolution ultimately failed by a 5-3 vote, with 5th District...