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Run for the Dogs supports Northland K-9s

Happy Friday!

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, consider attending the 5K-9 Run for the Dogs at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lester Park in Duluth. Proceeds from this 5k run/walk directly support the K-9 units of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department and other Northland law enforcement agencies. For more information, visit

County government meetings and an informational session are scheduled for next week.

The Farmland Preservation Plan Steering Committee at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Amnicon Town Hall, 8985 E U.S. Highway 2, South Range. This is the final meeting. The state requires the counties to revise its Farmland Preservation Plan every ten years. Its intent is to encourage planning for the future of agriculture and to make farmlands designated for Farmland Preservation eligible for farm incentive programs.

The Zoning Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Room 201 of the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St., Superior. The committee convenes a public hearing at 10 a.m. for conditional-use permit requests from applicant in the towns of Lakeside, Gordon, Solon Springs, Highland, Summit, Maple and Amnicon.

Also on Wednesday, there will be an informational session on the Wetland Management Lake Superior Watershed Project. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. in Room 201 of the Government Center. The goal of the session is to bring key data users and decision-makers up to date on new wetland information and landscape analysis tools developed for the Lake Superior Watershed of Douglas County.

Finally, there are two meets on Thursday. The Land Conservation Committee meets at 10 a.m. in Room 204 of the Government Center, and the Land Sales Work Group meets at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St., Superior, to discuss methods to increase land sales.

All meeting agendas are available on our website. For information on Douglas County government, visit I welcome your comments and suggestions and can be reached at (715) 395-1429 or