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Photo by Cathy Kates
Photo by Cathy Kates
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Duluth Needs Your Votes To Become “Greatest Midwest Town”

Last week during the "We Need More Cowbell" competition to raise money for the Northern Lights Foundation, I had the pleasure of introducing Anna Tanski, President and CEO of Visit Duluth.  In her introduction we encouraged the guests to vote Duluth to victory for "Greatest Midwest Town".  Let's do this!

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Cathy Kates
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City Of Duluth Announces Online Renewal For 2016 Pet Licenses

The holidays are behind us and we are thinking about our end-of-the-year tasks that need to be done, like getting stuff together for taxes.  One thing that gets overlook is licensing our pets. I lived in the country most of my life, so moving to Duluth was a culture shock where pets are concerned.  My dog is now on a leash in the yard for safety concerns, his and that of people passing by.  If you haven't already filled out your 2016 Pet License yet, it's time and if you're renewing you can do it online this year.

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City of Duluth Has Historic Job Opening: Aerial Lift Bridge Operator

Once again, the City of Duluth is looking to hire a Bridge Operator, what an opportunity for someone with the right qualifications!  If you've been holding out for a dream job in the Northland, this is it!  But hurry, application deadline is January 4, 2016.

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Road Construction Projects Will Impact Travel In Duluth

The city of Duluth reminds us that Kenwood Avenue, 10th Avenue East and East 4th Street will be worked on next week, some will alter travel and some will entail a complete closure.  Here are the full details so you can plan ahead accordingly.

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4th Street Water Main Project Wraps Up Next Week

It's almost done, yay!  The water main replacement project along East 4th Street (between 14th and 16th Ave East) is near completion.  They should be done with it next week.

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Shifts In Use Of Traffic Lanes Expected On Woodland Avenue Next Monday

Heads up for Monday, November 9!  This particular project is expected to be worked on until mid-December, you may want to find an alternative route if you use this portion of Woodland Avenue.

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UPDATE: Tipping Of The Roses at the Rose Garden in Duluth Tomorrow CANCELLED

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the tipping of the roses last Tuesday.  A second volunteer session was scheduled for tomorrow, however the wet weather has changed those plans with the City of Duluth.

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Dancers From The Scottish Ballet Prepare For The Christmas Season
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50 Years Of History Will Be Featured At The Fall Gala Performance For The Minnesota Ballet

Congratulations to the Minnesota Ballet, to be around for 50 years says you are doing something right, and doing something the people want to see. To celebrate that many years of putting on productions showcasing the talent of the Minnesota Ballet, they are putting on a show of shows, to bring back the history,the people that were a part of it, and debut a Robert Gardener Original.

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Cathy Kates
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Duluthians! Seasonal Parking Is Now In Effect In Canal Park [Full Parking Lot List]

My husband and I wait for this day and celebrate!  The significance is that we can start parking in "our lot" near the Lakewalk without having to pay for parking.  I'm not the only Duluth resident that is bummed that I pay taxes year round and all summer long I have to pay to park and use my own City's amenities. But, that's not the case for the next few months.

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Upcoming FREE Skating Dates With The City of Duluth And Boo Bash Information

Everyone regardless of age is invited to enjoy making memories with fun activities thanks to the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation department.  You'll want to keep this list of dates handy to take advantage of all the free skating opportunities that await your family.

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Cathy Kates
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Bentleyville’s Iconic Holiday Tree Was Placed In Preparation For the 2015-2016 Season

I was in the Bayfront area this morning enjoying a brisk walk behind the DECC and on the Lakewalk when I noticed that traffic was being blocked for something.  Then I saw the huge iconic Bentleyville holiday tree sections being slowly transported down Railroad Street to the waiting volunteers that would assemble it for the season.  It won't be long now!

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Get Rid of Your Bagged Leaves for Free with The City of Duluth

As you lazily stretch and yawn, you watch your neighbor through your front window raking their leaves.  UGH!  You know it's something on your never ending to-do list, but what  do you do with all those bags of leaves.  I know just the thing to do with them and it's free!  Plus, you'll be helping to secure a beautiful rose garden for residents and tourists to enjoy next summer. Bonus!

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