Spirit Halloween opened last week at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth, the mall announced on social media and on its website. The seasonal retail store is located next to the Beyond the Barn store in the mall, near JCPenney. Spirit Halloween sells costumes, decor and novelty items through Nov. 2.

Last year, Spirit Halloween was in the former Duluth Shopko.

Cirrus expands facilities in Arizona, Texas

Cirrus Aircraft, headquartered in Duluth, announced this month it has added two innovation centers in Chandler, Arizona, and McKinney, Texas, and a new flight training facility at the Scottsdale, Arizona, airport.

The Cirrus Aircraft Innovation Centers are for product development and a new product development team, Cirrus said in a release. The Arizona center focuses on avionics, electrical and software. The Texas facility supports all engineering disciplines.

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The Scottsdale flight training facility offers pilot training and full-service aircraft management. It will open in October. Cirrus also has training centers in Knoxville, Tenn.; McKinney, Texas; and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

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Superior Fuel completes rail terminal

Superior Fuel will celebrate the grand opening of its new rail terminal at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 5020 Lesure St. in Duluth. The multimillion-dollar investment will hold approximately 1 million gallons of propane, Superior Fuel said in a news release.

The site has the ability to bring in propane from across the U.S. and Canada by rail, reducing the total carbon footprint compared to the current method of transporting bulk deliveries by truck, the company said.

The terminal can fit up to 18 rail cars on-site, and has four bulk storage tanks that hold up to 80,000 gallons of propane. Superior Fuel can now provide access to fuel for all propane suppliers within a 300-mile radius.

The company stated that it hopes to reduce price volatility for residential and commercial consumers in the Northland by increasing the on-hand supply in the area.

Kraus-Anderson donates to Rock Ridge students

Kraus-Anderson Duluth has donated $5,300 to the Rock Ridge School District in Virginia for the fall semester of Construction Academy projects, the construction management company announced in a release. The donation will be used for additional safety equipment for students to use while working on the job site.

A hydraulic excavator operator prepares the construction site for Rock Ridge High School during a groundbreaking ceremony in Virginia in August 2020. An artist’s rendition of how the school will look when completed in 2023 sits on a stand in the foreground. 
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A hydraulic excavator operator prepares the construction site for Rock Ridge High School during a groundbreaking ceremony in Virginia in August 2020. An artist’s rendition of how the school will look when completed in 2023 sits on a stand in the foreground. Steve Kuchera / File / Duluth News Tribune

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The new school is expected to open in fall 2023. Students in the Tech Ed Department will help work on a series of construction projects for the new school, beginning with an athletic storage building at the baseball and softball fields.

Kraus-Anderson supervisors will train and mentor the instructors and students on implementation and use of the safety items. Many contractors on the project site also are involved in assisting the class with its student builds. Contractors will perform the site work, masonry and concrete and electrical work, then it will get turned over to Greg Foster’s construction class.

Laura Butterbrodt covers health and business for the Duluth News Tribune. Contact her at 218-723-5320 or lbutterbrodt@duluthnews.com.