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On Tuesday's ballot, Duluth voters will be asked three questions, and Mayor Don Ness hopes the last of those questions doesn't get short shrift. Question No. 3 could provide a...
Gary Anderson and Karl Spring both entered politics through different doors, but this November they're competing for the same 1st District seat on the Duluth City Council. Anderson, a 56-year-old Hunters Park resident and owner of BodyWise Duluth, a yoga-based studio, is perhaps best known for his successful efforts to legalize same-sex marriage as lead organizer of Minnesotans United for All Families. He described that campaign as a transformative experience. Afterward, Anderson said: "I knew I could collaborate effectively and lead. I knew that I had commitment.
It often takes a few months for new city councilors to get their bearings and become effective policymakers. But in his short tenure on the Duluth City Council, Joel Sipress has proven himself to be a quick study. Sipress, a 51-year-old history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, was appointed to represent the city's 2nd District in February 2014, filling a vacancy left by Patrick Boyle, who was elected midway through his own council term to serve as a St.
Em Westerlund never imagined she'd be running against such a thin field of candidates when she entered the race to become Duluth's next 3rd District city councilor. But the early competition she appeared to face has greatly diminished, with candidate Jay Cole dropping out of the race, and her only other opponent, Barri Love, suspending her campaign weeks in advance of the election, although Love's name will remain on the ballot. Westerlund, a 29-year-old coordinator for Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault's nurse examiner program, said she was drawn to run after Sharla Gardner annou
In Duluth's westernmost neighborhoods comprising the 5th District, incumbent Jay Fosle is seeking his third City Council term, but challenger Janet Kennedy says it's time for a change. Fosle, a 54-year-old route coordinator for the Duluth Public Schools, said he's running for re-election for simple reasons: "Because I like being on the council, and constituents have asked me to serve again.
On Monday night, Duluth city councilors learned about the economic impact of the city's vibrant local arts scene, as well as a pending grant application that could help residents bounce back from the 2012 flood. Arts impact A recent study by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts found that 922 jobs in Duluth are supported by nonprofit arts and culture organizations. In all, the same outfits contribute nearly an estimated $36 million to the local economy. That's the third-largest impact of any city in the state, putting Duluth behind only Minneapolis and St.
Monday night, the Duluth City Council will decide whether to lower the boom on 16 buildings condemned for having been deemed "structurally unsound." The building owners have been notified of...
With only four candidates vying for two soon-to-be-vacated At Large seats on the Duluth City Council, no primary was required in the race this year. Nov. 3 will provide voters...
Many of Duluth's candidates for city council and mayor took part in an unconventional forum Tuesday night at the Damiano Center.
Nicole Williams has called West Duluth home for about 40 years now, and in that time she has made significant progress. She overcame homelessness and found stable housing. After learning to cope as a single mother, Williams now is happily married.