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Van Nett to seek second Duluth City Council term

The council president has announced her bid for re-election in November.

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Duluth City Councilor Renee Van Nett listens during Minnesota DFL party caucuses in February at Lincoln Park Middle School. (2020 file / News Tribune)

Renee Van Nett formally launched her campaign this week for another four years on the Duluth City Council, representing the 4th District, including the Lincoln Park, Piedmont and Duluth Heights neighborhoods.

Van Nett has lived in Duluth since age 10 and is employed as community services director for the Head of the Lakes United Way/AFL-CIO. She earned an associate of arts degree from Leech Lake Tribal College and a bachelor's degree in organizational management and communications from Concordia University in St. Paul. She is the mother of two daughters.

Van Nett was elected this year by her fellow councilors to serve as council president, becoming the first person of Indigenous descent to serve in that capacity.

in a statement, Van Nett said her newly launched campaign will continue her original focus on public safety, employment and accessibility.

"I am looking forward to continuing to build bridges and connect my neighbors with their local government," she said.

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