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Peter Passi

Duluth city reporter

Peter Passi covers city government for the Duluth News Tribune. He joined the paper in April 2000, initially as a business reporter but has worked a number of beats through the years. Passi is a graduate of the Blake Schools and Carleton College, class of 1989. He has worked for a number newspapers, including the Mankato Free Press, the Faribault Daily News, the Marshall Independent and the Spencer, Iowa, Daily Reporter. In his spare time, Passi enjoys gardening, canoeing, cross-country skiing, cooking and biking.

The strike planned to begin Dec. 11 has been called off, the Minnesota Nurses Association said, as all hospitals except St. Luke's Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors have reached tentative agreements.
The city's transit authority and its overall budget are poised to receive a financial haircut compared with previous tax proposals.
Property tax concerns are prompting a closer look at a doubling of the Duluth Transit Authority's funding request.
A pair of proposed amendments could trim the anticipated increase in the city property tax levy by 1-2% next year.
The company's latest saves are nothing short of groundbreaking.
After a rocky start, representatives pointed to growing tourism tax revenues and increased hotel stays.
Supporters hope to use county pandemic-relief funds as a local match to leverage additional grant dollars.
The library has added a safety specialist and social workers to its resource mix.
State grants and loans should help to ease the city's financial burden.
WLSSD called an emergency meeting to address the breakdown of a critical and costly piece of infrastructure.