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Mayor Emily Larson to deliver state of city address

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson (News Tribune file photo)

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson will present her state of the city address on Thursday, with the doors to the NorShor Theatre opening at 5:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 6 p.m.

In a written statement, Larson welcomed community members to attend and said: “The NorShor Theatre and Historic Arts Theatre District represent Duluth’s long-term vision and its willingness to lead with patience and persistence to overcome challenges. They are iconic symbols of Duluth’s revitalization and our shared values and pride in where we live, our history and our optimism for the future.”

The free program will include opening remarks by Duluth City Council President Elissa Hansen and a reading by Duluth Poet Laureate Ellie Schoenfeld. Larson is slated to speak at 6:30 p.m. A live webstream of the event also will be available at

The NorShor is located at 211 E. Superior St., and parking will be available in the Medical Arts District Ramp, 302 E. First St.