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Duluth top city for paycheck stretching, according to indeed.com

Indeed.com released a report today entitled, “US Cities Where Salaries Go Furthest: 2018.” Of 185 metro cities, the one that topped the list for stretching the buying power of a paycheck is Duluth.

Duluth 2018 Primary Election Results

With 4,112 of 4,112 precincts reporting, here are the statewide results for races relevant to Duluth.

Will they take the “Duluth” out of the Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Outer Light?

The West Central Tribune of Willmar reports the Willmar City Council is considering bringing the Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Outer Light to the west-central Minnesota community.

Story link: Could a lighthouse soon light the way for boaters on Willmar’s lakes?

Duluth 2018 Primary Election Sample Ballot

Primary Election polls open Aug. 14 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Instagrammed: Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront Park 2018

Beleaguered Sound restaurant closed, but could reopen soon

Sound, the not-quite six-month-old restaurant occupying the ground floor of the former Duluth City Hall building at 132 E. Superior St., closed on Friday. Dennis Kempton, a public relations professional connected to the restaurant, announced on Facebook today that owner Alison Underthun has backed out of the project. A new group of partners will relaunch the business soon, according to Kempton.

Instagrammed: Summer Solstice 2018

A post shared by Sarah Moua (@sarahlmoua) on

A few snapshots from the longest day of the year.

Lakewalk Galley in Canal Park officially opens Friday

Crabby Ol’ Bill’s is no longer crabby … or Bill’s. The landlocked food boat in Canal Park will officially reopen Friday, June 22, under new ownership and with a new name. Justin Steinbach of Vista Fleet is the new owner and Derek Snyder of Lake Ave Restaurant is running it. They have renamed the establishment Lakewalk Galley by Lake Ave Restaurant.

R.I.P. Marlin “Bud” Nelson of Madeline Island Oasis

Visitors to Madeline Island this summer will discover one of its icons has passed on. Marlin “Bud” Nelson, proprietor of the Madeline Island Oasis, died earlier this year. A celebration of life event is planned for Saturday, June 23.

Man vs. Duluth Food: Casey Webb was here; show airs July 9

Casey Webb, host of the Travel Channel program Man v. Food, was in Duluth and neighboring communities in April. He visited Northern Waters Smokehaus in Canal Park, Breeze Inn in Lakewood Township and Betty’s Pies in Silver Creek Township. The travel channel has announced the episode will air on July 9 at 8 p.m. and repeat on July 10 at 11 a.m. and July 14 at 12:30 p.m.

The show summary:

Casey Webb heads to Duluth, Minnesota, where he tastes the city’s best fish fry, visits a specialty sandwich shop and attempts to finish a three-pound platter of pie and ice cream in 20 minutes or less.

Freighter American Spirit runs aground near Aerial Lift Bridge

Photo by Mark Nicklawske

The Aerial Lift Bridge is closed to ship traffic after a 1,004-foot freighter ran aground in the Duluth harbor around 3:30 p.m. today.

Copper Crow Distillery open near Bayfield

The Arrowhead region’s supply of hooch expanded in April when Copper Crow Distillery opened on the Red Cliff Reservation about four miles north of Bayfield. It joins Vikre Distillery in Duluth as the area’s only makers of alcoholic spirits.

Kickapoo Coffee will replace Big Water in Bayfield

Business North reports that Kickapoo Coffee will open this summer at 117 Rittenhouse Ave. in Bayfield. It’s the former location of Big Water Coffee Roasters, which closed the coffee shop last fall and slowly wound down coffee roasting operations in the following months.

Bubble Tea Company of Duluth open in Miller Hill Mall

Duluth has a Taiwanese pearl-milk tea shop. Fox 21 reports that Bubble Tea Company of Duluth opened in May at the Miller Hill Mall in the former Teavana location.

Duluth’s Best Bread opening breakfast cafe at Endion Station

Robert Lilligard’s research trip to France.

Duluth’s Best Bread will open a European style bakery-cafe on July 7 at Endion Station Public House in Canal Park. The cafe will operate from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Sundays, before Endion Station’s typical business hours.

Duluth’s Best Bread at Endion Station will serve sweet pastries including French-style croissants, monster cinnamon and caramel pecan rolls, and homemade Pop Tarts. It will also serve new savory items, including a classic quiche with bacon and ham.