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03B Murphy, Mary (DFL) 651-296-2676 email@example.com
07B Simonson, Erik (DFL) 651-296-4246 firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, I don’t really follow football, and now here’s another reason to despise the world 0f big, corporate sports. Message sent and received–athletics is a place where freedom of speech will kick your football on down the field. Boo team Vikings!
The Rockridge Elementary school property’s proposed rezoning reminds me of the age-old phase “you sleep in the bed you made.” The school district knew from the get go what building zones the schools are in. It also knew the market has its ups and downs. We are now in a down cycle. Why didn’t the district’s budget include a more conservative estimate just in case the market went down?
And to think that only yesterday you were a hate monger.
Note: KARE 11′s approval rating drops after failing to correctly spell the names of Jason Wussow and Peter Passi.
Ask the City of Duluth to use eminent domain to claim vacant houses for our affordable housing stock.
I am a community member of the Duluth area and I wanted to voice a couple of things that have been concerning me as well as some things that have been brought to my attention surrounding the American Indian Community Housing Organization.
I know that the community was really excited when AICHO’s Gimaajii Building at 202 W. Second St. opened this past spring. I had very high hopes as to what this venue could do for the people, especially the urban Native Americans within Duluth.
As time has passed and the excitement and buzz about what this “could” be has since faded, I have heard from several current and former tenants of the Gimaajii Building that they have felt there is a lack of spiritual understanding from many of the staff members including the current executive director. They have felt that anything “cultural” that has taken place there has been more for show than for the people it serves.
Duluth took a beating this past year. But thanks to everyone pulling together we’ve made a remarkable comeback. For proof, you don’t have to look any further than Chester Park. Thanks to the indefatigable Dan Proctor and others the Lower Chester trails are probably in better shape than they were before the floods of June, and that’s saying a lot considering the scope of the mudflows and washouts that ravaged pretty much every inch of the ravine.
Upper Chester, however, is another story. Despite good intentions, there’s been a lot of jumping the gun to clean up or improve things that one could make the argument has ended up doing more harm than good. I’m not going to run down the list, but the latest chapter seems to have taken place largely under the radar, and I think it deserves a public airing.
By David Cowardin
Duluth Outdoors Editor
After the 2012 presidential election, there are only so many things a man can do to come back down to earth. Hunting grouse is one of them.
“Think of it as hiking with a gun,” my friend Luke said.
You see, I’ve never been hunting. Ever. So Luke was showing me how simple it really is.
“It’s really just an excuse to get out into the woods,” he said as he stopped to rub some pine needles between his fingers, telling me how much sweeter they smells after a rain.
We were about 30 miles north on Rice Lake Road, hiking around a small lake listening for the heavy thump of a grouse. The sky was gray and everything was wet: the sweet smell of pine was strong. (more…)
With 100 percent of precincts statewide reported, here are the unofficial results in races relevant to Duluth.
President and Vice President of the United States
Barack Obama and Joe Biden — 1,544,534 | 53%
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — 1,319,942 | 45%
Gary Johnson and Jim Gray — 35,075 | 1%
Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala — 12,993 | 0%
Write in — 10,620 | 0%
Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer — 3,719 | 0%
Jim Carlson and George McMahon — 3,146 | 0%
Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson and Luis J. Rodriguez — 1,989 | 0%
Dean Morstad and Josh Franke-Hyland — 1,091 | 0%
James Harris and Maura Deluca — 1,048 | 0%
Peta Lindsay and Yari Osorio — 395 | 0%
United States Senator
Amy Klobuchar — 1,852,923 | 65%
Kurt Bills — 867,816 | 31%
Stephen Williams — 73,500 | 3%
Tim Davis — 30,504 | 1%
Michael Cavlan — 13,959 | 0%
Write in — 2,564 | 0%
Constitutional amendment recognizing marriage solely between one man and one woman
No — 1,509,221
Yes — 1,399,189
Estimated blank returns — 38,856
(Estimated percent of yes votes — 47.47 — amendment fails)
Constitutional amendment requiring photo identification for voting
No — 1,537,529
Yes — 1,361,578
Estimated blank returns — 48,159
(Estimated percent of yes votes — 46.2 — amendment fails)
United States Representative for Minnesota District 8
Richard Nolan — 191,981 | 54%
Chip Cravaack — 160,520 | 45%
Write in — 1,164 | 0%
Minnesota Senate District 7
Roger J. Reinert — 32,684 | 77%
Tyler Verry — 9,621 | 23%
Write in — 199 | 0%
Minnesota House District 7A
Thomas Huntley — 15,622 | 71%
Therese Bower — 6,302 | 29%
Write in — 116 | 1%
Minnesota House District 7B
Erik Simonson — 12,450 | 62%
Travis Silvers — 4,345 | 22%
Write in — 3,127 | 16%
St. Louis County Commissioner, District 2
Steve O’Neil — 8,308 | 53%
Becky Hall — 7,224 | 46%
Write in — 84 | 1%
St. Louis County Commissioner, District 3
Chris Dahlberg — 8,322 | 60%
Debbie Isabell-Nelson — 5,406 | 39%
Write in — 88 | 1%
St. Louis County Commissioner, District 5
Pete Stauber — 8,627 | 54%
Peg Sweeney — 7,264 | 46%
Write in — 41 | 0%
Passing along this photo from Ivy Vainio (click the image to see it in context).
Fond du Lac Band passed this ordinance banning the wolf hunt a few days ago (ordinance pdf).
Dan Kraker provided
some fairly decent balanced coverage that explains some of the legal and cultural implications of the wolf hunt in this MPR News story.
Recorded live at Beaner’s Central last week.
If a guy and some friends wanted to have a few at a local bar and watch the debates, where might they be able to go about doing that? Is this a sports-only-in-the-bars kinda town?