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40th Avenue West bridge over I-35 in Duluth to temporarily close

40th Avenue West bridge over I-35 in Duluth to temporarily close The Minnesota Department of Transportation is temporarily closing the 40thAvenue West bridge over I-35 in Duluth due to damage sustained by a truck. Motorists on I-35 can expect lane closures for crews to conduct bridge inspections.  More information will be provided after inspections have…

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Winter Parking Alert

Winter Parking Alert   Due to the predicted winter storm Police Chief Kent Gaidis and Street Department Foreman Rick Lalonde are alerting and reminding residents that starting tonight, Thursday, March 21 Winter Parking will be enforced. Seven to 11 inches of snow is expected over a three day period beginning Sunday. “This should give our…

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Mark Munger to run for House in 3B

Former District Court Judge and Proctor City Attorney Mark Munger will announce his candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 3Blater this week.   Munger, a Democrat, is a life-long resident of NE Minnesota. He is an honors graduate of Duluth Denfeld High School, UMD, and the William Mitchell College of Law; a…

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Duluth Surpasses Number of Opioid-Related Fatal Overdoses this Year Compared to 2022

As of Nov. 7, 2023, the Duluth Police Department has responded to 37 opioid-related fatal overdoses, surpassing the total amount of fatal opioid-related overdoses that occurred in 2022 (35). This number represents an 11-year-high, or a 3,600% increase in opioid-related fatal overdoses (2013 to current), and an 11-year-high, or an 873.81% increase in opioid-related overdoses…

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