Duluth News


10/20/2018 05:39 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Eugene Robinson: Trump's relentless lying threatens our democracy 

President Trump's constant, relentless, remorseless lying is a central feature of his presidency, an unprecedented threat to our democracy and - in my view - an impeachable offense. I realize it does not qualify as news that Trump lies all the time.


10/19/2018 10:03 PM  ~~~Source~~~
City Celebrates Completion of DWP Trail and Bridge 

Two critical pieces of infrastructure in Duluth's Smithville neighborhood have been in serious need of repairs. Thanks to several grants and city funds they got them, and the city officials celebrated the project's completion Friday afternoon.


10/19/2018 06:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
A cover with 55 Marshall stamps: Inside Linn's 

This oversize registered bank cover, mailed in April 1935, bears 55 United States 1917 $5 John Marshall definitive stamps. The largest multiple, a block of 12, is affixed to the left of the $1.31 postage meter label at top right.


10/19/2018 02:13 PM  ~~~Source~~~
As BWCA turns 40, question remains: How much wilderness to protect? 

The federal government had set aside the web of lakes and streams in northeastern Minnesota, along the Canadian border, as wilderness in 1964. But conservationists argued it was wilderness in name only, because motorized boats, snowmobiles and logging were still allowed in much of it.


10/19/2018 02:13 PM  ~~~Source~~~
The Entrepreneur Fund awarded Wells Fargo grant for women-owned businesses 

The Entrepreneur Fund was recently awarded a grant from Wells Fargo for $12,000 to assist in continuing to expand small business development services in the region. The grant, which is intended to support programs that provide aspiring entrepreneurs with business consulting services and/or access to capital, will be used to fund the Women's Business Alliance programming in the coming year.


10/18/2018 10:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
In two House races, a map of rural-suburban divides, and a changing political landscape 

"I grew up pretty poor. We were taught you're a Democrat if you're poor - you have to be because that's who's got your interest in mind," says Denne, on a blustery cold afternoon in this far north mining city of 8,700.


10/18/2018 06:43 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Duluth CAO Noah Schuchman Officially Introduced 

Noah Schuchman is currently the Director of Regulatory Services for the City of Minneapolis, and he will be making the move to Duluth in November. "I think government, when it works well, is done with an eye on people," Schuchman said.


10/18/2018 08:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Byron York: Key GOP pickups could keep control of House 

It's been noted a million times that Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take control of the House of Representatives in next month's midterm elections. Nearly all analysis has focused on how many seats Republicans might lose.


10/18/2018 04:05 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Mesaba Avenue Construction Reaches Final Phase 

Construction workers are wrapping up the last phase of the Mesaba Avenue construction, which is set to end within the next two weeks. Pavement repairs, bridge painting, and sidewalk improvements are the finishing touches of the almost six month construction project that affected commuters.


10/16/2018 11:55 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Vehicle Crash Causes Power Outage in West Duluth 

The crash happened around 10:00 am at Grand Avenue and North 34th Avenue West, in front of Stadium Storage and Pawn Shop. The vehicle crashed into a telephone pole and rolled.


10/16/2018 11:55 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Differing Viewpoints on Duluth Education Levy Referendum 

The midterm elections are now under a month away, and while we know there will be ramifications in Washington, there will also be questions on Duluth ballots that could affect the future of public schools. On the ballot there will be a couple of questions aimed at a proposal to increase education funding in Duluth.


10/16/2018 09:44 PM  ~~~Source~~~
City announces new CAO 

He has broad municipal and leadership experienced with the city of Minneapolis for the past 15 years, most recently as director of regulatory services, according to a news release from Duluth Mayor Emily Larson. Schuchman managed a department of nearly 200 staff with complicated budgets and several lines of city business.


10/16/2018 04:58 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Robinson: Why 5,000 lies are a threat to our democracy 

President Trump's constant, relentless, remorseless lying is a central feature of his presidency, an unprecedented threat to our democracy and - in my view - an impeachable offense. I realize it does not qualify as news that Trump lies all the time.


10/16/2018 10:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Homecroft Elementary PTO Pushing to Fix School Field's Draining System 

The Parent-Teacher Organization at Homecroft Elementary School is proposing a solution to fix the school's drainage system issue on their outdoor field, but their plan is receiving pushback from the district. Melissa Janzen, Homecroft Parents and Educators United Co.


10/16/2018 05:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
So long, SuperAmerica: Familiar Minnesota gas station chain to be rebranded 

A SuperAmerica gas station and convenience store is seen at the corner of Seventh and Wall streets in downtown St. Paul. The station is located on the site of the first SuperAmerica location, founded in 1960.