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Sipress brings ambition for community to City Council

Joel Sipress, Duluth’s newest city councilor, had no connections to the Twin Ports and had never so much as visited Minnesota when he landed a job teaching history at the University of Wisconsin-Superior 20 years ago. But since that day, he and his wife, Claire Kirch, also a transplant, have made Duluth their steadfast home.

Duluth News Tribune, 03/03/2014

New welcome center reflects Sax-Zim Bog’s popularity upswing

Friends of the Sax-Zim Bog will celebrate the opening of a new welcome center on Saturday.

Duluth News Tribune, 03/03/2014

Duluth gets additional $3.6 million from state for flood control

The city of Duluth received word Thursday that it will receive an additional $3.6 million in state grant money to help gird its system of streams in the wake of the June 2012 flood.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/28/2014

Duluth battles epidemic of freezing waterlines

The city of Duluth is making headway in its battle against frozen pipes, but this winter will go down as the worst in recent memory for water service disruptions because of frigid conditions.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/27/2014

DEDA votes to approve Seaway loan

The Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority took an important step Wednesday evening toward acquiring the beleaguered Seaway Hotel by securing support for a $230,000 loan.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/27/2014

Duluth makes progress in fight against frozen pipes

Brutal, consistent cold has led to an increase in the amount of frozen pipes in Duluth, but the city is making headway.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/26/2014

Mayor to discuss city’s opportunities for growth during State of the City address

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won’t deliver a traditional, full-blown speech from a podium when he presents his State of the City address at 5 p.m. Monday. As he did for the first time last year, Ness and his staff have produced a video that will be shown in lieu of a conventional oratory.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/26/2014

Duluth businessman, former mayoral candidate Charlie Bell dead at 64

Duluth businessman and former mayoral candidate Charlie Bell died Tuesday, his family confirmed. He was 64.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/25/2014

Duluth's Great Lakes Aquarium aims to cut electrical use by 30 percent

For Jay Walker, assistant director of the Great Lakes Aquarium, an ongoing initiative to improve the energy efficiency of the 64,000-square-foot facility he oversees makes good business sense.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/25/2014

Heavy snow on roof leads to Miller Hill Mall store closures

A small section of Duluth’s Miller Hill Mall was blocked off with yellow tape, and a handful of stores were closed Sunday while crews assessed the structural integrity of a portion of the shopping center’s roof that apparently was compromised by recent heavy snow and massive drifts.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/24/2014

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