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Duluth School District Asks for Public’s Help in Finding New Superintendent

Focus group meeting held to build a leadership profile for the position.

DULUTH, Minn.- The public was invited to meet with the consulting firm searching for Duluth Schools’ new Superintendent Monday night, to discuss what kind of person they want to see fill the position. The focus group aimed to develop a leadership profile describing district strengths, challenges, and goals along with the characteristics, abilities, and experiences they want in a new…

Duluth Schools Holds Second Boundary Project Meeting, Calmer than First

Second meeting at Denfeld more calm than first at East High School.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Public Schools ISD 709 held its second community meeting at Denfeld High School Thursday to discuss changing the district’s boundaries. This comes after a tense meeting at Duluth East High School Wednesday night. The public was able to discuss three proposed scenarios for realigning the district’s boundaries, to address overpopulation at Lester Park and Congdon Elementary Schools,…

First Habitat for Humanity Home Dedicated in Duluth in Years

Lincoln Park home dedicated for partner family.

DULUTH, Minn.- Habitat for Humanity dedicated a home in Duluth to a family in need, their first Duluth home in years. The home is located in Lincoln Park. It now belongs to the Witherspoon family who also does work in the community. The family will pay for the home with Habitat’s help. Lake Superior Colleges’ construction program and ISD 709…

Donations Needed During Art Supply Drive in Duluth

The Art Supply Drive is Happening Through August 30

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to providing students with essential art materials, it can quickly become expensive. Thankfully there’s a group in Duluth looking to help make a difference during the annual Art Supplies 4 Kids fundraising drive. For the second year, the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) is partnering with Art for Ed’s Sake (A4ES), to collect and…

Police Chief, ISD 709 Superintendent Debrief After School Shooting Threat

Chief Tusken and Superintendent Gronseth Proud of Teams' responses.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth’s top cop Chief Mike Tusken, and Superintendent of District 709 Schools Bill Gronseth are reflecting on last week’s active shooter threat at Duluth East High School. The incident involved 36-year-old Travis Busch, who was accused of┬áthreatening to shoot officers and others in the school. Authorities also found guns in his car in the school parking lot, and…

School Board Approved Levy, After Public Voted to Raise It

School Board Meeting Held in Old Central High School

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Public School Board approved a 2019 levy which was voted on by the public in the November elections. The public voted on raising an existing 2013 levy by about $8,000,000 due to updated pupil counts, facilities maintenance project approvals, and a change in unemployment adjustment, among other reasons. The board met tonight, hearing a presentation titled Truth…