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Grandma’s Marathon Honors Townsquare Media with the 2015 March Nelson Media Award

I've been involved with Grandma's Marathon both through the media and as a runner for over 20 years.  One tradition I've always enjoyed is attending the Marsh Nelson Media Luncheon and Award Ceremony, which is always held the day before the marathon.

This year will be an even more special experience because I will get to be part of a talented team who will be receiving quite an honor.

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Barker’s Island Inn Recives American Cancer Society Award Echoed By A Thank You From B105

Barker's Island Inn in Superior was recently recognized by the American Cancer Society.  That award doesn't include ALL that Barker's Island Inn, their General Manager, Charlie Johnson and his staff has done to help in raising thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Dan Rolland
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Meet The DTA Employee Of The Year For 2014

What an honor!  Especially for a company that boasts over 150 employees and 63 buses.  This isn't Dan Rolland's first award with the DTA which shows the longevity of his career!

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Duluth Police Lt. Bradley Wick Receives Medal of Valor

Vice President Biden and Attorney General Holder today awarded several police officers the Public Safety Medal of Valor at the White House.   The award is the highest national award presented to a Public Safety Officer.  It is awarded to those who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety in the process of protecting or saving human life.  Among the recipients was Duluth's own Lieutenant Bradley Wick.

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Photo by Nick Cooper
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Grandmas Marathon Announces the 2014 Marsh Nelson Media Award Recipient

One thing I look forward to each year with Grandmas Marathon is finding out who will receive the Marsh Nelson Media Award. It takes so many people to create a successful event, but of course I favor the media.

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Grandma’s Marathon Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Nominations Taken Through April 11

Grandma's Marathon is grateful for their numerous volunteers that put in countless hours before, during and after the race.  For years, they have recognized, a public employee or elected official that is worthy of  receiving the prestigious Rudy Perpich Public Service Award.  Who will you nominate this year??

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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8 Odd Reasons I’ve Won Employee of the Month

I decided today that I should hang up my 3 employee of the month plaques.  People in the office have been giving me a hard time about having blank walls.   (When I was single, I never hung a picture...ever.)

Anyway, while I was hanging them, I noticed some strange similarities that got me thinking.  For some reason, I seem to shine during the winter months.  Here's why.

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Mayor Don Ness
City of Duluth Press Release
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Congratulations to Duluth Mayor Don Ness Honored as “Person of the Year” by Twin Cities Business Magazine

According to a statement released by Twin Cities Business Magazine, congratulations are in order for Duluth Mayor Don Ness.  He has been honored as Twin Cities Business Magazine’s 2013 Person of the Year. Yet another reason to be a proud Duluthian!  Congratulations Mayor Ness!!!

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City of Duluth Recogized Nationally After Being Named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

Congratulations to the City of Duluth for being recognized as community that has embraced the environmental, financial and quality of life benefits that come with bicycle riding.  A growing number of cities across the country are using this mode of transportation as a solution to many challenges. Thanks to a submission by Healthy Duluth, The League of American Bicyclists announced that Duluth has been named a Bronze BFC.

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Congratulations to the Duluth Police Department, Finalists for the 2013 Community Policing Awards

Finally, a group of men, women and canines are recognized for their dedication to protect you, your family and our community.  Congratulations to the Duluth Police Department.  They are finalists for the Community Policing Awards for their  Blight and Nuisance Crime Project.

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Grandmas Marathon Announces Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Recipients

Grandma’s Marathon has announced the recipients of its 2013 Rudy Perpich Public Service Award.

 
Being recognized for their longtime contributions to Grandma's Marathon are:

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Grandma’s Marathon Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Nominations Taken Through April 12

Grandma's Marathon is grateful for their numerous volunteers that put in countless hours before, during and after the race.  For years, they have recognized, a public employee or elected official that is worthy of  receiving the prestigious Rudy Perpich Public Service Award.  Who will you nominate this year??

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