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The city of Duluth will receive more of a financial pruning than it had anticipated in order to clear fallen trees and limbs from the ski and snowmobile trails that run through Hartley and Lester parks. Meanwhile, winter enthusiasts who want to use some of those trails may face delays. Bigger job As crews worked to reopen the trails in the wake of the devastating windstorm that struck on July 21, workers encountered damage that far exceeded the city's estimates.
Cody Barringer, a flight instructor, and Liz Olson, a community advocate, are competing for the Minnesota House District 7B seat that two-term lawmaker Erik Simonson will vacate in hopes of landing a new post in the state Senate. Olson, who is running on the DFL ticket, said she considers her candidacy a natural extension of her work in the community.
Employees of the Verso Paper Co. in West Duluth again implored city council members Monday night to reconsider their decision last month to triple a local electric franchise fee it charges.
Incumbent District 7A Rep. Jennifer Schultz, DFL-Duluth, will face a unique Republican challenger in Dylan Raddant, as she seeks her second term representing eastern Duluth at the state legislature. Raddant is a personal care assistant who is transitioning her gender from male to female, who said she's not afraid to push some boundaries.
Duluth's Lake Superior Zoo will need to set its financial house in order by September of next year or risk losing its accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums...
With Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, choosing not to seek a third term, his District 7 seat will be up for grabs in November. The race to fill that opening will pit District 7B Rep. Erik Simonson, an assistant fire chief for the Duluth Fire Department running on the DFL ticket, against Donna Bergstrom, a retired lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on the GOP ticket. Bergstrom described a sense of duty as her primary motivation for entering the race. This year marks her second campaign. In 2013, she ran for the House District 7A seat.
Although recent tests have shown Duluth's water supply to be in compliance with federal standards for the presence of lead, the city has launched a campaign aimed at educating people about how to minimize their risk of exposure to the potentially toxic heavy metal. An initial round of water testing heightened concerns that some local residents may be exposed to unhealthy levels of lead, and while subsequent tests indicated Duluth's water passes muster, Mayor Emily Larson said the city is stepping up its outreach efforts nonetheless.
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.