Its been a busy couple of weeks here in Duluth. Last week our house in East Hillside was entered by a stranger who tried to coax us outside for who knows what reason. Last week also brought a terrible gang beating of my girlfriend’s co-worker and a violent mugging on the Lakewalk. This morning on my way to work I was nearly run over in my front yard by a group of police and search dogs. Someone was shot by the co-op a few weeks ago. We know the local news has been trying to put stories together about the increase in crime in Duluth and are being met with silence from law enforcement. It seems terribly unfair to keep neighborhoods in the dark about crime activity in their back yards. Would folks be comfortable sharing what they see and know in this space? Also – does Duluth’s hillside have any organized neighborhood watch programs? Any info would be greatly appreciated.