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DULUTH — The Twin Ports may be called to stand in for the Twin Cities, when the U.S. Navy commissions a new 389-foot littoral combat ship — the future USS Minneapolis-St. Paul. Navy Under Secretary Jodi Greene, a Minnesota native and the ship's sponsor, recently took part in a ceremony to mark the laying of the keel at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, the Marinette, Wisconsin, shipyard that's building the vessel.
DULUTH — The Duluth City Council on Monday, Feb. 12, will decide whether to place new restrictions on where menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products can be sold. An ordinance proposed by At Large councilors Barb Russ and Zack Filipovich would confine the sale of flavor-infused tobacco products in Duluth to adults-only smoke shops that derive 90 percent or more of their revenues from tobacco and tobacco-related items.
DULUTH, Minn.—The Duluth City Council will be asked this Monday to take a step that could keep the city's papermaking industry alive and protect 240 full-time jobs. Councilors will take up a resolution that would authorize city staff to seek a $1 million forgivable loan from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to help the Verso Duluth Paper Mill upgrade its plant.
DULUTH, Minn.—A recent dustup between Duluth City Council President Joel Sipress and DFL Congressional District 8 Chairman Justin Perpich illustrates deep party divisions over the prospect of copper-nickel mining in Northeastern Minnesota and has prompted a call to censure Sipress. The conflict arose from comments Perpich posted on Claire Kirch's Facebook page Saturday. Kirch, who is married to Sipress, was critical of efforts by PolyMet to meddle in local elections and encourage Duluth voters to support pro-mining candidates running for City Council.
DULUTH — Overeager mountain bikers can cause a heap of damage when they hit a wet and muddy trail, but soon riders may have a responsible rainy-day option in Duluth On Monday, Aug. 13, the Duluth City Council will decide whether to fund the first phase of what could eventually be a 7-mile mountain bike loop fortified with compacted limestone to prevent erosion. As Duluth becomes more of a mountain biking destination, the need for such a trail has become clearer, said Project Coordinator Jim Shoberg.
After nearly a year of work, the renovation of downtown Duluth's NorShor Theatre is about 60 percent complete, and the project remains on track to be finished by December.
The oil refinery in Superior soon could be poised for a major overhaul.
Amsoil Inc. of Superior announced a changing of the guard in management Tuesday, as its founder, Al Amatuzio, steps down as president and chief executive officer of the company.
Long before and well after the roping and riding begins each year at the Great Northern Classic Rodeo in Superior, a crew of volunteers swarms to action. Polly Lohman, volunteer coordinator for the Labor Day weekend event, estimates that about 150 people work behind the scenes to keep the rodeo alive.
There's only one thing better than jumping from a plane -- adrenaline coursing through your body -- and falling, then floating freely through the open sky. And that's doing it together, as a family. This shared passion is what binds the Skydive Superior community, even after the fiery mid-air collision on Nov. 2 that sent one of their planes crashing to Earth.