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Minnesota Supreme Court: Carter Hotel case belongs in federal court

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that state courts lack the jurisdiction to consider Duluth’s challenge of an effort to have the Carter Hotel taken off the city’s tax rolls and placed in trust as “Indian country.”


City Council backs loan to purchase Seaway Hotel

The Duluth City Council came down solidly in support of plans to save the Seaway Hotel on Monday night, preserving low-rent housing for some of the city’s hardest-to-house tenants, but only after a bit of hand wringing.

Hundreds gather in Duluth to make snow angels for a good cause

They’re all angels now. On cue, 410 people flopped on their backs Sunday afternoon, flailing their arms and legs in the snow covering the field at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Malosky Stadium.


Judge nixes Proctor’s annexation of Midway Township

A decision handed down by an administrative law judge Thursday bodes well for the survival of Midway Township.

Midway Township 'happy' judge denied Proctor's annexation move

Proctor's proposed annexation of Midway Township was shut down by an administrative law judge on Thursday.

Energy company’s rate hike faces opposition from Minnesota officials

Another proposed rate hike by Minnesota Energy Resources Corp., a company serving many Northland communities, also is in the works, but it’s facing opposition from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

Natural gas rates go up 40 percent, but there’s more to it

Duluth residents received notice this week that their natural gas rates will jump 40 percent in February, but that’s only part of the story. If colder than usual conditions persist, residents will feel even more of a sting.


Competitor comes to the rescue after Cloquet laundry’s fire

In the wake of a fire on Feb. 21, Cloquet’s Wood City Laundry probably would be all washed up were it not for the help from an unlikely benefactor.


Duluth mayor focuses on development in western part of city

Duluth Mayor Don Ness presented a rosy, upbeat picture of his home in his annual State of the City address Monday night.


Duluth mayor paints rosy picture in "State of the City" address

Ness delivered his address in the new chalet at the base of Spirit Mountain in West Duluth, which is fitting, since much of the speech was devoted to talking up the potential of the St. Louis river corridor.

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Cirrus vows money owed to DEDA will be repaid

Brent Wouters, president and CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, offered assurances Wednesday night that his company’s debts to the Duluth Economic Development Authority will be repaid.