Cirrus Industries, parent company of Cirrus Aircraft of Duluth, announced today it will be acquired by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. of Zhuhai, China. The transaction is expected to close by midyear.
Cirrus will apparently continue to assemble airplanes in Duluth. Mayor Don Ness issued this statement:
“We anticipate that this merger will give Cirrus the additional financial resources and stability to ensure their recovery and grow operations and employment as the economy rebounds. I appreciate the assurances that Cirrus management has given us that operations will remain in Duluth; obviously that is our primary concern. We look forward to continuing the partnership with Cirrus not only to retain local operations, but also to grow jobs and support the company’s future success.”
A 16×20 print will be given away during this exhibit! Come register at the opening reception on Saturday, March 5 from 5-8pm at the DPI, 405 E. Superior St. Snacks and refreshments served! For more of Travis’ work go to travismelinimages.com.
For more information on the DPI, visit duluthphotographyinstitute.com.
Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m., UMD 4th Floor Library Rotunda
Free and open to the public
A panel discussion on Sex Trafficking in Minnesota and Duluth with Shunu Shrestha, PAVSA Trafficking Task Force Coordinator; Sergeant Ann Clancy, Police Department, Scan Division; Bree Bussey, MSW, Shelter Coordinator American Indian Community Housing Organization; Dr. Jane Ellen Maddy, Duluth Branch of AAUW, and Dr. Sean Walsh, Director of the UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy.
Bob Dylan (aka Robert Zimmerman of Hibbing, MN) is turning 70 in May. In anticipation of the big day, we want to gather memories, stories and thoughts about Bob Dylan and his music. Thanks to his shape-shifting, the man and his music mean something different to nearly everyone.
This ranks pretty high on my list of stunning news releases.
In summary: Between Jan. 1 and July 14, it’s legal to shoot and kill a dog that is pursuing a deer.
Nothing will drive viewers to a new blog like gypsy moth abatement! Did anyone else get the gypsy moth abatement report in the mail yesterday and can anyone explain to me why pheromone treatment is fine for 99 percent of the treatment areas, yet in a small area of East Hillside they’ll be spraying insecticide?!?
Are you interested in gardening? Would you like to have your own community garden plot? The Broadway Community Gardens in Superior has organic raised beds to rent on the corner of Hammond and Broadway (Just over the High Bridge from Duluth, across from the Red Mug coffee house).
The Kirby Lounge is in Kirby Student Center, one floor down from the bookstore on Kirby Drive or one floor up from the entrance to Solon Campus Center. The public is welcome all day and all evening long. A new speaker with a new idea every 20 minutes! Remember, free parking on campus after 6:30pm in maroon, white and metered lots. Email Jessi Eaton if you have any questions.
LakeVoice is back.
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Also be sure to check out this week’s top photos from around the area.