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As Warming Center Opens, Concerns Arise

Homeless Persons Bill of Rights Coalition Writes Letter to City

DULUTH, Minn.-  Thursday night marked not only the beginning of extreme cold, but the opening of a new warming center in Duluth. Five people occupied warming center on the 5800 Block of Grand Avenue in West Duluth on Thursday. While the city and the Homeless Persons Bill of Rights coalition, or HPBR, both consider that a victory, HPBR wants to…

Council Members Deny Vacation Rental Extension

The vacation rental cap will remain at 60 units.

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth City Council voted again adding additional vacation rentals. At the City Council meeting Monday night, the ordinance to add more vacation rentals in the city of Duluth was turned down 5-4.  Currently, the city allows 60 vacation rental units. The ordinance would have increased the rentals to 114. Council members Anderson, Russ, Sipress, Van Nett, Westerlund voted against….

Morning Update 5-14-18

Local News and Weather Update for Monday, May 14, 2018

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A New Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights Proposed

The ordinance was proposed to the Duluth City Council on Monday night.

DULUTH, Minn.- A proposed Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights aims to eliminate barriers for those without homes. Community members rallied outside asking for a Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights. Supporters say the bill protects basic things homeowners take for granted, such as going to the bathroom and having something to eat. There’s been past debates whether it should be policy…

Local Restaurants Voice Concerns on Requiring Paid Sick Leave

Officials say this is not an employee verse employer issue.

DULUTH, Minn.-The controversy is on-going for the earned sick and safe time ordinance, local restaurants are voicing concerns.  Over 20 restaurants in Duluth banned together forming the Duluth Local Restaurant Association. Stating the ordinance would put businesses in an undesirable position. Earned sick time would require businesses to give employees, at least one hour of paid time off for every 30…

Duluth Restaurants Take Stance Against ‘Earned Sick & Safe Time’

The ordinance would include two options for workers.

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 20 restaurants with the Duluth Local Restaurant Association have sent a letter to city councilors against the idea of requiring Earned Sick and Safe Time for all employees.  Councilors are expected to take up the issue at the next city council meeting March 26. The ordinance would include two options: 1. Workers would earn safe…

Paddle Park Proposal Approved

The park will have an easily accessible kayak and canoe launch.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new park dedicated to non motorized watercraft will be put in place near the bottom of Spirit Mountain on the St. Louis River it was approved by the Duluth City Council Monday night. Some community members spoke out at the city council meeting last night saying the park catering to non motorized vehicles will fill a niche…

Zoo Receives Tourism Tax Fund Grant

A Tourism Tax Fund Grant of up to $200,000 will Help Keep the Zoo's Doors Open Through the End of 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday evening the Duluth City Council voted to once again help financially keep the doors open at the Lake Superior Zoo. The City approved a Tourism Tax Fund up to $200,000 dollars to help cover operational costs at the facility through the end of 2017. The Zoo’s CEO Erik Simonson says the facility is now in a…

Morning Update 6-7-17

An update on local news and weather.

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