The City of Duluth and the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center announced that the traditional July 4th festivities will be delayed to July 5th in the interest of public safety and due to the high risk of rain and thunderstorms this evening. The “Fifth Fest” events at Bayfront Festival Park will follow the same schedule with…

Recent storm raises Lakewalk repair cost
By Ron Brochu, BusinessNorth.com Lake Superior’s fury a week ago has raised the cost to repair damaged portions of Duluth’s Lakewalk. Following an October storm, repair costs had already reached several million dollars. The storm from April 13 to 15 added about $600,000 to $700,000 to the total, Mayor Emily Larson said this morning. “This…

Minnesota Slip Bridge to get fresh coat of paint
By Pakou Ly The Minnesota Slip Bridge, also known as the Blue Bridge, in Canal Park will be closed to public use starting Monday and will stay closed until May 3. The work will include, encapsulating the bridge, then sandblasting the old paint before applying new “teal” colored paint. The Minnesota Slip Bridge was retrofitted…

By Pakou Ly Duluth is becoming known as a year round destination with growing interest in winter fat tire biking, ice climbing, skiing, skating and even lake surfing. The City of Duluth’s Imagine Canal Park initiative, funded through 8 80 Cities and the Knight Foundation, will activate and engage the public during Duluth’s traditionally coldest…

Duluth Bethel seeks donations of historical items
Supported by a $7,650 grant, the Duluth Bethel today asked area residents to consider donating items they or their families have that could help preserve the history at one of the Twin Ports’ oldest nonprofits. The 144-year-old Bethel began when missionaries came to Canal Park to minister to sailors and the community. Since 1912, it…

The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division is organizing a beach clean up on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to help maintain and care for the beach areas following a storm surge on October 27. The community expressed support and interest in providing help to the city. With the amount of debris…