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Duluth, Midway Twp. file Supreme Court appeal

Midway Township and the city of Duluth have petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to review an April 9 decision by the Court of Appeals, authorizing Proctor to annex 92 acres of land.The appellants argue a pre-existing orderly annexation agreeme...

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Midway Township and the city of Duluth have petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to review an April 9 decision by the Court of Appeals, authorizing Proctor to annex 92 acres of land.
The appellants argue a pre-existing orderly annexation agreement between Duluth and the township should preclude Proctor from extending its reach further into Midway without mutual consent.
The appeal marks the latest chapter in a case with many twists and turns. In 2016, an administrative law judge ruled in favor of the annexation by Proctor. In 2017, 6th Judicial District Judge Eric Hylden overturned that decision. And in April, the Court of Appeals reversed Hylden’s ruling.
The land in question belongs to George Hovland III and his sister, Julie Ann Hovland Savalas, who requested the annexation.
The city of Proctor will have an opportunity to respond to the petition by Midway Township and Duluth. The Supreme Court will then determine whether to hear the case, probably within the next couple of months.

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