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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.
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.