Duluth Budgeteer News
For people with chronic health conditions, good medical care is just half of the equation. Equally important is their ability to make healthy decisions, follow doctor's recommendations and take care of their condition. "Living Well with Chronic Conditions" teaches people with lifelong health conditions to do just that. Participants have less pain, more energy and fewer hospitalizations.
The Duluth Preservation Alliance (DPA), which advocates for the preservation of Duluth's historic architecture, is hosting its 36th Annual Historic House Tour on Sunday, Sept. 18, featuring six homes designed around the turn of the last century by nationally known architects. The tour, which is self-directed and set at your own pace, is a highlight of DPA's events and always filled with information about the homes, their architecture and their history. The tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Hermantown Historical Society's annual Harvest Fest is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Hermantown History Center, 5255 Maple Grove Rd. The event will celebrate the harvest fests of the 1920s-1940s by having the look and feel of that era. There will be food vendors, artists and live music. Children's activities include hay wagon rides, miniature train rides, a petting zoo and baby-pumpkin painting. More than 100 vendors will set up booths. There will be a demonstration of Duane Benoit's model railroad.
Duane Benoit returns to Hermantown Harvest Fest for the seventh year with a miniature "O" gauge railroad display. The day before the Saturday, Sept. 10 event, he will spend six to eight hours setting up the layout tables and accessories in the Community Building. When he was first invited to participate in the Harvest Fest in 2010, Benoit spent three months doing historical research and developing a tabletop layout that depicted the specific structures from Hermantown's past.
Nationally more than 200 Feeding America Food Banks, including local affiliate Second Harvest Northern Lakes food Bank, will join forces to raise awareness, food and funds during September's Hunger Action Month. On Hunger Action Day, Thursday, Sept. 8, the food bank is making a request for Northland residents to wear orange and pledge to take action against hunger in September.
Minnesota Power is proposing an estimated 10 percent increase in bills for residential customers, about $100 more per year on average, plus fees and taxes, according to the Minnesota Citizens...
Duluth is bestrewed with homes designed around the turn of the last century by nationally known architects. Six of these homes can be explored 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, when the Duluth Preservation Alliance (DPA) returns with its 36th annual Historic House Tour. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at duluthpreservation.org or at Fitger's Complex, 600 E Superior St., starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the tour. If bought online, tickets will be sent via email.
The West Duluth Business Club will meet for a luncheon 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 in the Banquet Room at Mr. D's Bar & Grill, 5622 Grand Ave. The cost is the price of food ordered off the luncheon menu.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Steel will hold a public information meeting about a proposed cleanup plan for the U. S. Steel Duluth Works/Spirit Lake site on Thursday,...