DECC 50th Anniversary Celebration events

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center 50th Anniversary Celebration on Aug. 6 features an open house, all-employee reunion and concert with the Beach Boys and Temptations. Speaking of the DECC, upcoming events include the 2016 NPC Iron Viking of the North Bodybuilding Championships on June 4 and Jerry Seinfeld on July 22.

Howie: Deke Grussendorf nominations due June 30

HowieDeke Grussendorf Volunteer of the Year nominations are due June 30. Applications forms can be found at HermantownChamber.com. Duluth International Airport will hold an active shooter drill Wednesday morning. The Northland Foundation has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Northwest Area Foundation to support social enterprise efforts within the seven-county Arrowhead Region. The Duluth Entertainment...

City to fix Minnesota Slip Bridge

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The City of Duluth is taking steps to prepare for a future retrofit of the Minnesota Slip Bridge in Canal Park to improve operations, connectivity and access. The Minnesota Slip Bridge, also known as the Blue Bridge, cost $800,000 to build in 1991 and has been part of the rich development in what is now Canal Park. Unfortunately, the landmark has also become a source of much frustration. Since its...

St. Scholastica’s Spring 2016 commencement Saturday

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Submitted / College of St. Scholastica The College of St. Scholastica will conduct its spring commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at Amsoil Arena, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth. The combined baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral ceremony will have 915 candidates for graduation. A total of 579 bachelor’s degrees, 249 master’s degrees, and 87 doctoral degrees will be awarded. The day will begin...

Quote City: Local response to Mayor Larson’s State of the City Address

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Emily Larson. HowieBlog.comResponse to Mayor Emily Larson’s Duluth State of the City Address on Wednesday evening at the DECC: FilipovichDuluth City Council President Zack Filipovich: “Mayor Larson demonstrated her passion to create a Duluth that best represents our ideals. It is clear that she is thinking strategically about Duluth’s priorities and is presenting real solutions to...

Essentia Health honors volunteers

In 2015, dedicated volunteers donated more than 80,000 hours of their time to help patients and their families at Essentia Health in the East Region alone. That equals more than $2 million in donated value. “Every day I have observed our volunteers providing many acts of kindness that inspire and impact patients, families, visitors and coworkers in tremendous ways,” said John Vidmar, Director of...

Duluth State of City Address April 27

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Duluth Mayor Emily Larson. Howie / The Howie Blog By Pakou Ly Duluth Mayor Emily Larson will deliver her first State of the City Address on Wednesday, April 27, reporting on her first 100 days in office and laying out her vision of moving forward together as a community. “Thanks to a great team, I’ve hit the ground running doubling investments in streets for 2016, launching an Energy Plan, leading...

Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards nominees announced

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The UMD Center for Economic Development today announced that 52 businesses have been nominated to receive honors during the 24th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards program, which recognizes entrepreneurs and business owners from throughout the Twin Ports and Northeastern Minnesota. Award categories include Micro Entrepreneur, Emerging Entrepreneur, Established Entrepreneur, Mature...

DECC to celebrate 50th anniversary August 6

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By Steve Greenfield When the Duluth Arena Auditorium opened in 1966, the grand opening featured a speech by Vice President Hubert Humphrey, appearances by Paul Harvey and Lorne Greene, and a performance by Buddy Hackett. In the half-century that has followed, the harbor front landmark now known as the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center has expanded several times, including the addition of AMSOIL...

Video: Samborski talks Tall Ships Duluth 2016

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Tall Ships Duluth 2016 will be held August 18-21. Schedule of Events Buy Tickets Thursday, August 18 11 a.m. — Gates Open 1 p.m. — Parade of Sail Begins * 4 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies, Dockside on Harbor Drive behind the DECC 7 p.m. — Gates Close Dockside viewing, food, beverage and entertainment. Art in Bayfront Park booths open. * Parade of Sail start time is subject to the...

GDC Annual Meeting features Mayor Larson as keynote speaker

LarsonDuluth’s Greater Downtown Council will host its 31st annual Dinner Meeting on Wednesday at the DECC. The event is sold-out, with a record crowd of more than 640 people registered to attend. After just two-and-a-half weeks in office, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson will share some of her priorities for the year and discuss ways to partner with the business community. This event also provides...

2016 Twin Ports MLK Arts and Culture Festival Events

Community members marched from the Washington Center to the DECC on a below-zero day in 2014. Howie / The Howie Blog
Community members marched from the Washington Center to the DECC on a below-zero day in 2014. Howie / The Howie Blog Twin Ports events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Thursday, Jan. 14 Mayor’s MLK Reception, The Underground, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 Twin Ports’ Got Talent, Duluth Denfeld High School, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 Jammin’ with MLK, Peace United...

College Hockey: Bulldogs blitz CC twice

The Bulldogs humbled Colorado College 5-0 and 6-0 in NCHC games on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sophomore goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo posted back-to-back shutouts for UMD, which improved to 5-5-3 overall and 2-3-1-1 in the NCHC. Senior forward Austin Farley had two goals each night to power the 17th-ranked Bulldogs, who are idle this weekend...