in City of Duluth

Duluth’s ‘Making Canal Park Pop’ proposal a finalist for Knight Cities Challenge grant

A recent trip to Copenhagen, organized through the Knight Foundation 8 80 Cities initiative, with Duluth representatives Chief Administrative Officer David Montgomery and City Councilor Elissa Hansen, inspired the idea of a common pedestrian oriented gathering space that hopes to build social capital and a connection between people and Lake Superior. This concept proposal was…

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in Wisconsin-Superior

UW-Superior Upward Bound students to attend presidential inauguration

Six local high school student members of the Upward Bound program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior are gearing up for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump on Friday. The students from the Superior School District were selected to attend the inauguration from a competitive internal essay…

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in Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power earns Emergency Recovery Award for restoration efforts after severe thunderstorms

The Edison Electric Institute on Wednesday presented Minnesota Power with the association’s Emergency Recovery Award for its outstanding power restoration efforts after severe thunderstorms hit Minnesota in July 2016. Minnesota Power is a utility division of Allete Inc. The award is presented twice annually to EEI member companies to recognize their extraordinary efforts to restore…

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in 'da Range

U.S Forest Service OK’s PolyMet land exchange

The U.S. Forest Service today issued its final record of decision authorizing a land exchange for PolyMet’s NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project located in the established Mesabi Iron Range mining district in northeastern Minnesota. PolyMet Mining Corp is receiving approximately 6,650 acres of surface land above and around the NorthMet ore body. Upon completion of title…

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in Business, Frost River

Duluth-based manufacturer Frost River a finalist for national award

Frost River, a manufacturer and retailer of rugged and reliable waxed canvas outdoor gear in Duluth, is a finalist for the American Made Outdoor Gear Award. The annual award celebrates domestic manufacturing excellence in the outdoor industry. Frost River is a finalist in the 10-50 employees category. Other finalists — all American manufacturers — make…

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Prep Sports Notebook

Hermantown’s Class 1A top-ranked high school boys hockey team posted its 10th straight victory Friday night, clubbing 1A fifth-ranked St. Cloud Cathedral 7-1 in St. Cloud. Cade McEwen stopped 19 of 20 shots for the Hawks (10-1-1), and Tyler Watkins, Parker Simmons and Matt Valure scored two goals apiece. Hermantown will play host to Class…

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