‘Love Locks’ Building On Portion Of Lakewalk

City Allowing Trend, Monitoring Safety

DULUTH, Minn. –  The love is continuing to build in the form of dozens of locks on a portion of Duluth’s Lakewalk.

All types of padlocks can be seen attached to four wooden posts behind Comfort Inn and Suites.

Love Locks, as they are often called, have become a growing trend across the country and even the world where sweethearts lock their love to bridges, fences, gates and more.

Some cities call it vandalism while others like Duluth are embracing the trend – at least for now.

The following statement is from Mayor Emily Larson’s office:

“We can understand how Duluth’s beauty and the Lake reaches people at their core. It’s a powerful feeling. We love that people have an emotional connection to Duluth.

We understand sentimental locks have been placed in other parts of the world. We will continue to monitor the locks along the Lakewalk and respond accordingly should it have a direct impact on public safety or public infrastructure.”

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