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A request for $21 million in state support to upgrade the steam system that heats much of downtown Duluth remains in limbo, due to the Minnesota Legislature's failure to pass...
After years of legal battles, the city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa may finally be poised to call a truce. On Wednesday morning,...
Bob Carlson may have officially retired from his classroom job with the graduation of the University of Minnesota Duluth's class of 2016, but you'll still find the 75-year-old chemist reporting to his campus office and research laboratory like clockwork. "I'm here at 7 in the morning and I leave at 5 each night," he said. "I'm still really charged up about my work, and I can't think of many mornings that I'm not ready to go, because the things that I do here make my life interesting."
For months, Duluth city officials have debated how best to regulate vacation rental properties, and now, an industry leader is taking steps to crack down on problem behavior. Neighbors who are annoyed by Airbnb operations now have a new tool to voice their displeasure. This week, the internet-based business — which connects hosts who share their homes with paying guests — launched what it called a "new resource for neighbors."
Tuesday marked the final day that Minnesota candidates could file for office in the November election, and a flurry of would-be public servants stepped forward as the deadline neared. Running as a Republican, Tim Brandon of Canosia Township will take on longtime incumbent House District 3B Rep. Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown. Brandon, a 35-year-old small-business man and owner of the Chester Park Laundromat, explained why he entered the race.
For years, the operators of the Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth have relied heavily on local creeks to water its greens and fairways. The course drank from both Coffee...
More than 170 people gathered at First United Methodist Church in Duluth Thursday to listen to people who have experienced homelessness and to discuss how best to address the problem throughout St. Louis County. Jameson Danielson, 27, shared his story at the Housing For All Summit, saying: "My journey with homelessness began as a kid. My sister passed away 19 years ago, and my parents had an extremely difficult time continuing to function, and it was understandable to everyone, except the bank of course."
A more-than-a-century-old ban on the sale of liquor in Duluth's Lakeside and Lester Park neighborhoods now stands just a penstroke away from repeal. As the Minnesota legislative session was drawing to a close, Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, seized an opportunity to strike language from state statute that tightly restricts the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city's two easternmost neighborhoods.
Concerns about wetland impacts have bogged down a proposal to build a new Duluth Edison high school on the Snowflake Nordic Ski Center site along Rice Lake Road. A Technical Evaluation Panel — often referred to as a TEP for short — determined that the proposed Edison school project did not conform with the Wetland Conservation Act and declined to issue a permit for the development.
The Duluth City Council voted Monday night to table a resolution in support of a proposed low-income apartment complex in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The vote on the proposed Garfield...