Bentleyville will take full advantage of the mild temperatures this weekend and begin tearing down the 3.5 million lights that fill Bayfront Festival Park. Over 600 volunteers helped make Bentleyville...
The 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard delivered $4,000 worth of children's toys to the Salvation Army on Dec. 16. The toys were purchased through the second annual Ryan Ewald Memorial Toy Drive. Tech. Sgt. Ryan Ewald, who died in 2013 in an ATV accident, served 15 years with the 148th and began a toy drive during this time.
After a number of recent newspaper articles regarding public servants and their actions, one has to ask: Is it still necessary to have At Large positions on the School Board? With reductions in curriculum, facilities, faculty and staff, one wonders why the size of the school board wasn't affected by Johnson Controls' RED (REDuction) plan. Is it still necessary to have At Large positions on the City Council? After all, Duluth hasn't reached its heydey population levels of the 1930s. Despite the council's size, the collective "creative thinking" powers of this council are questionable.
Members of AFSCME Local 66 demonstrate outside of the St. Louis County building Dec. 9 in support of the employees' negotiating team, now in the midst of contract talks with the county. Mediation continues for a fourth session on Dec. 10. (Photo by Richard Thomas)
Sons of Norway, Nortun Lodge hosts its annual lutefisk dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, for $20 per ticket. Tickets sell out quickly, so contact Kathy@nordiccenterduluth.org to make a reservation. Whether it's called "lutefisk" in Norwegian and Icelandic, "ludefisk" in Danish, "lutfisk" in Swedish or "lipeäkala" in Finnish, it all boils down to fish soaked in lye. Yes, lye, the highly dangerous industrial chemical for unclogging drains, is used to prepare a Christmas delicacy savored by Viking descendants.
The City of Duluth is inviting the public to provide input and ideas on the vision for the future Chester Park Ski Jump Memorial. The public is invited to a meeting scheduled 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Central Hillside Community Center, 12 West Fourth St. The City would like to collect input/ideas from former ski jumpers, park users and the community. The Memorialization Committee will be sharing the public's ideas from this meeting with artists who have been selected to develop concepts for the memorial.
On a cold night Nov. 24, about 45 people assembled for a vigil at 10:30 p.m. after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson...
I'm writing in appreciation of Eddy Gilmore's Nov. 23 column, “A Christian environmentalist comes clean.” His disappointment, in Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., having power over environmental issues, is shared. Sen. Inhofe's name had recently appeared in an e-newsletter from the organization Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK). SHARK called him out for having an animal cruelty-based fundraiser.
The City of Duluth invites and encourages the public to attend an open house meeting to learn more about the options for remodeling or rebuilding Duluth’s Main Library in downtown...
I have been following the recent discussions regarding the proposed countywide half-percent sales tax increase, which will provide a balanced, stable source of funding to repair St. Louis County's roads, bridges and trail network.