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Recommendations for a Duluth bank

I’ve been banking with Wells Fargo since I was 8, but it’s time for a change. About a year ago, I tried switching to Northern Communities Credit Union, which was a complete disaster. I am looking for a local bank with good online banking and a high level of competence and professionalism. I don’t care about having a warm, fuzzy relationship with my bank. I just want them to do their job well and make it easy for me to manage my money online. Any suggestions?

2011 Americorps Party for Good with Charlie Parr

Clyde Iron is teaming up with local musicians to honor the hard work of Americorps members here in Duluth. The party is open to the public and will take place at Clyde Iron Works on Thursday, May 12 from 6-11pm.

Schedule of Events:
6pm – On-site service projects, collect 200 lbs of food for local shelves
7pm – Galynn Lea & Ariane Marene; David Bard & Ryan Jordan; Angela Brannan; Billy Wagness in The Horror
9pm – Charlie Parr

At 7:00pm this becomes an 18+ event. ID and cash necessary for bar. This is a community event. Current AmeriCorps members automatically get a ticket but here are the ways non-members may get into the event:
~ Present your Purple Ribbon from National Volunteer Week
~ Bring a food shelf item (or several)
~ Participate in on-site service projects for displaced youth in Japan
~ All of the above!

Do you have strong opinions about food?

The Duluth Urban Acres Coalition is studying how Duluthians access food and interact with the local food system. We’ve developed a brief survey that helps us get a sense of how people get food, what barriers (if any) they face when it comes to getting enough healthy food, and how they participate in the local food system. We’d love your input, so please go to the following link and tell us what you think!

Duluth Urban Acres Coalition Individual Survey

Sled dogs for sale

My friend Megan is a musher up in Alaska and is looking to downsize her dog team. She has five trained, awesome dogs that she is trying to find good homes for. They would be great for someone wanting to mush, ski-jour or just looking for a companion. Check out her website for photos of Bess, French Fry, Chopper, Little Bear and Dylan. Megan will be back in Duluth on Sept. 12 and will bring the dogs with her if people are interested. Call her at 507-269-8110 for more details.