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Parks and Libraries Referendum

The Duluth Parks and Recreation Department has lost full-time and seasonal employees due to budget cuts over the last few years. Because of the cuts, the maintenance of the parks and trails in the city has relied heavily on the work of volunteers.

“It’s a nice partnership. I can’t say enough how wonderful our volunteers are,” said Kathy Bergen, Parks and Recreation manager.

Even with the help of volunteers, some facilities in the parks have fallen in to disrepair and the programs offered through the parks system have all but disappeared. The Parks and Libraries Referendum on the Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 ballot looks to help repair the parks facilities and revive some of the programs that have been lost due to budget cuts.

To read the rest of the article go to http://www.d.umn.edu/writ/jour/lakevoice/?p=7518 and be more informed when you hit the polls tomorrow.

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community. If you have a story idea or would like to submit photos you can email us at lakevoicenews@gmail.com.

Halloween festivities in LakeVoice

LakeVoice is your guide to Duluth’s Halloween festivities. This week we will be covering the Glensheen Jack O’ Lantern Spooktacular, the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship and the Survive Duluth zombie run. Stay tuned for more information about these events and the people that make them possible.

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community. If you have a story idea or would like to submit photos you can email us at lakevoicenews@gmail.com.

LakeVoice is up and running!

Did you know that the Duluth farmers market accepts EBT cards now? They started the new program this past growing season and will continue with the program next year. To find out more about this new opportunity read Claire’s story on LakeVoice.

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community. If you have a story idea or would like to submit photos you can email us at lakevoicenews@gmail.com.

LakeVoice News is back for fall semester!

LakeVoice News is back a semester early! We know that last spring we told you that we wouldn’t be back for an entire year, but we just couldn’t let that happen. We will launch our first batch of stories Tuesday, Oct. 18.

We will also be continuing our Week in Photos. Since fall colors are all around us, please send us your best fall pictures. Just send the pictures to lakevoicenews @ gmail.com along with a caption that includes where the picture was taken, when it was taken, who is in the picture and who took the picture. To get a better idea of what we are looking for, look at previous submissions here

Last publication week for LV students

Thursday May 5, 2011 will be the last publication day for this semester’s LakeVoice students. The publication is student run each Spring by journalism students at UMD.

Check out last weeks publication

We appreciate every one that has visited our site and has helped contribute content for our stories. Your comments and suggestions have helped our class learn the ins and outs of running a news organization. The experience will help us all in our future endeavors. Thank you!

We are still accepting “This Week in Duluth” photos for Thursdays issue. Submit your photos to lakevoicenews@gmail.com.

Visit www.lakevoicenews.org this Thursday,  May 5th!

Submit your Duluth Photos

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…or in some cases, in the eye behind the camera lens.

We have had some amazing pictures submitted to us that capture Duluth’s beauty in even the most unexpected places.

Check out our most recent slideshow: Boats, Bikes and Bulldog Pride

Do you have photos you would like to be published in our Duluth’s Week in photos? Submit them to lakevoicenews@gmail.com. Show Duluth residents the beauty you find in Duluth.

- LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community. If you have a story idea or would like to submit photos you can email us at lakevoicenews@gmail.com.

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Recent articles on LakeVoice:

Local volunters give wild animals a second chance

Beaner’s brings in famous and never-before-heard acts

AmeriCorps funding cuts may leave Duluth education without tutors and mentors

Duluth native makes music out of junk

Iraq and Back: Part 2 Sgt. Matt Peterson

Spring fishing at Lester River

West Duluth Beaner’s Central started as a 16-year-old’s dream

Totally Warped: Traditional art with a conceptual, modern twist

Animal Allies volunteers changed their lifestyle to help the community

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community. If you have a story idea or would like to submit photos you can email us at lakevoicenews@gmail.com.

See it. Hear it. Read it.

Submit your NCAA Championship Photos!

We know where the UMD Mens Hockey team was when they won the NCAA Championship title but where were you? Submit your photos and stories to lakevoicenews@gmail.com to be published tomorrow Thursday, April 13 on www.lakevoicenews.org.

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community. If you have a story idea or would like to submit photos you can email us at lakevoicenews@gmail.com.

LakeVoice: Random Person Project

A class at UMD had an assignment to write a story on a person they never met. The students used social media, phone books, and approaching people in public to find their “Random Person.” Check out the final stories on www.lakevoicenews.org.

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community. If you have a story idea or would like to submit photos you can email us at lakevoicenews@gmail.com.

Duluth’s week in photos

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos last week for LakeVoice News. You can check out your pictures at the Week in Photos page on LakeVoice.

If you would like your pictures from the Duluth area to be showcased you can email us at lakevoicenews@gmail.com.

Along with the photo submission please write a caption for it that explains what is going on in the picture, who is in the picture, where the picture was taken, and who took the photo.

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community. See it. Hear it. Read it.

Hear it first on LakeVoice

To hear what is going on in LakeVoice this week listen to our audio recording that appears on KUMD. To listen, click the audio link below.

This week in LakeVoice


LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community.

If you have a story suggestion or would like to contribute to the LakeVoice email us at lakevoicenews@gmail.com

To Iraq and Back: Three UMD students’ journeys with the U.S. Army

This is part one of a three part series profiling three UMD students who all went to Iraq together in 2005 and all came to UMD together right after. Two of them are being redeployed in May and the third is staying behind, due to PTSD. This is Sergeant Benjamin Hatton’s story of his last eight years in the United States Army. Read Hatton’s story on LakeVoice News.

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community.

Pay it Forward in Duluth

Duluth student, Tara Mortenson, received one hundred dollars from a fellow peer for project “Pay it Forward.” She is now on a “Pay it Forward” journey along with local radio station 97.3 who developed the “Drive Through Difference” project.

You can read more about this effort and Tara’s experience at LakeVoice News. LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community.

You can also follow Tara Mortenson on Twitter @Tbird99 for an update of her journey. If you have been involved in the “Pay It Forward” effort we would like to hear about it. You can email your stories and/or pictures to lakevoicenews@gmail.com

Duluth’s Music Scene

Have you ever wondered why there are so many bands and musicians in Duluth? What is it that makes bands like Trampled by Turtles, Low, and Charlie Parr call Duluth home? Visit LakeVoice News and See it, Hear it, and Read it first.

We just added a new “Music” tab that we will keep adding to every week to talk more about the Duluth music scene and it all leads up to the grand event of the Homegrown Music Festival. Over the course of the next few weeks we will continue to post more stories, pictures, and videos about local bands and musicians.

If you are a local musician or would like to see a band/musician get covered in our weekly news website please email us at lakevoicenews @ gmail.com.

Photos Wanted!

LakeVoice News is looking for recent photos from around the Duluth area that we can showcase in our weekly news publication. They can be of anyone or anything, but all we ask is that it is from the area. We also ask that you write a short caption for the photo that explains where the picture was taken, who is in the picture, what is going on in the picture and who took the photo.

To submit your photos you can email them to lakevoicenews @ gmail.com and an editor will get back to you as soon as possible if we decide to publish it.

See it. Hear it. Read it.