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Grand Motel Sold to Acme Tools

Motel Sold for $365,000

DULUTH, Minn. – The Grand Motel has been sold in West Duluth to make way for an expansion of an existing business. Acme Tools purchased property June 30 to make way for a bigger store and more parking. The sale price was $365,000. Crews could already be scene at the old motel today as they are getting ready to tear it…

Chesney Auto Salvage Honored in Carhartt Video

Video Expected to be Released on Father's Day

DULUTH, Minn.-A Duluth auto salvage business started in 1965 is getting some national attention from one of the biggest clothing manufacturers in the world. Carhartt is honoring Chesney Auto Salvage with a documentary on the history of the business and the special relationship the owner and his grandson have while working at the shop. Carhartt searched the entire country in…

Joel Labovitz Success Awards Honor Local Entrepreneurs

More than 75 Businesses Honored

DULUTH, Minn.-Business owners and entrepreneurs from the Northland were honored today at an awards ceremony at the DECC. The Joel Labovitz Success Awards recognized people from big organizations to smaller ones that are just getting their start. No matter what the case, these ceremonies make business owners feel appreciated. “Several years ago, one of the individuals recognized came on the stage…

Aldi to Open in the Fall in Duluth

Job Seekers Encouraged to Keep Checking Website

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Aldi’s location is set to open in the fall. A spokesperson for the discount grocer told us today, they don’t have a specific date yet for a grand opening, but will be releasing more details in the coming months. There are also no hiring dates yet, but Aldi representatives are encouraging job seekers to keep checking…

Weather Shaping Sales Goals of Local Retailers

Businesses Still Have Hope for More Snow

DULUTH, Minn.-With the recent warm weather, local retailers are taking advantage of it. Duluth Lawn and Sport has quite a mix of snowmobiles and ATV’s on its showroom floor, as they are currently sitting in the crux between winter and spring. Management at the business told us that it was a good season for them, but just a little short….