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There were relatively few surprises to be found in the results of an annual survey of residents the city of Duluth released Monday. In the eighth and final year of his administration, Mayor Don Ness remains wildly popular, with a public approval rating of 89 percent, according to the results of a National Citizen Survey. But respondents gave the city quite poor marks for street repair, with just 9 percent of residents rating the condition of local streets as "excellent" or "good." "The streets remain the most problematic area in city services, and that is reflected in these numbers," Ness s
Developer Aaron Schweiger now owns the former Morgan Park school property, which has sat abandoned since 2012. He closed on the property Wednesday afternoon, paying the Duluth Public School District $100,000 for the 12-acre parcel. With the help of financial partner Augusta Housing Management Co., based in Eau Claire, Wis., Schweiger hopes to construct 11 buildings on the site, each containing 12 apartment units. All told, he expects the project will cost $20.7 million to complete.
Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth, made no bones about the fact that he was tackling a sensitive topic when he called local school leaders together Tuesday morning to discuss the potential...
Until last night, being elected to serve the city of Duluth meant local officials could not serve patrons in another sense.
As Eastridge Community Church celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, the Duluth church's congregation is looking ahead with ambition. At a ceremony Sunday, church members broke ground for a proposed 16,000-square-foot expansion that would nearly triple the size of the existing church, located at 3727 W. Arrowhead Rd., by early 2017. "Today we celebrate where we've been and where we're going," said the Rev.
In its 15 years of operating in Duluth, the Great Lakes Aquarium has seen the pendulum of public opinion swing wildly. The $33.8 million aquarium first opened on July 29,...
About 50 people in the property development business gathered at the Radisson Hotel on Friday morning to hear city staff make the case for investing in Duluth. The turnout was...
Although the deadline for candidates to file had already passed, Loren Martell joined the Duluth School Board race Wednesday morning nevertheless. Martell initially tried to file shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, but he was met with confusion. At the time, school district staff members were unclear whether they could accept his paperwork due to a discrepancy, district spokeswoman Katie Kaufman said. She explained that a published legal notice said the deadline for candidates to file was 4 p.m.
A filing deadline brought a flurry of activity to the Duluth City Clerk's office Tuesday, with four more candidates jumping into races and two others withdrawing. Allan Beaulier, a 71-year-old retired AT&T technician, became the fourth person to seek a city council seat representing Duluth's westernmost 5th District. Jim Booth, a 57-year-old financial adviser joined the race for two At Large city council seats. Meanwhile, Robert D.
The Duluth City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution awarding more than $950,000 worth of work to Northland Constructors of Duluth LLC to construct the fourth phase of the Cross-City Trail. The new section of trail will stretch from Waseca Street to Greene Street in West Duluth. Northland was the only firm to bid on the project, but its price was just 1.9 percent higher than the engineer's estimate of what the trail extension would cost. Funding for the project will come from a variety of sources, including $500,000 from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program; $150,0