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Miller Hill Mall Sears and West Duluth Kmart Locations Listed As “Available” On Owners Website

It's no secret to Twin Ports residents that Sears and Kmart (two stores both operated by Sears Holdings) have been altering their business strategy in  the last few years.  Duluth lost it's mall-area Kmart store and Superior just saw it's Kmart close earlier this year.  Now it appears that the companies last two stores are also in for some changes.

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Leadership Duluth Looking For 2016-2017 Candidates

A number of years ago, the Duluth Chamber of Commerce instituted their Leadership Duluth program - which has successfully graduated new classes each year since.  Right now they're looking for interested individuals for the 2016-2017 session.

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City Of Duluth Asks For Help In Making The Job Search Process Easier; Public Input Accepted Until May 9

Make your voice heard!  The City of Duluth is asking for your input to help make the delivery of Federal and State employment and training services easier and more efficient.  In conjunction with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Duluth Workforce Investment Board is tasked with submitting local plans to make any necessary changes to the system.

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Highway 53 Relocation Expected To Exceed $160 Million Budget; Range Lawmakers Seek An Additional $3.4 Million To Move Utility Lines

It should be no surprise that a project that's already been billed as one of Minnesota's biggest highway jobs is expected to overrun its projected budget.  As the move and bridgework inches towards its November 2017 completion date, I have the feeling that we'll see the need for additional funds to cover oversights.

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Who Is The Largest Employer In Each State?

With the hospitals and health coding centers dominating the Northland, who do you think will come out on top? Check out who is the largest employer in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Where Is Kwik Trip Opening A New Location? Plans Call For Additional Duluth And Superior Locations In 2015

In 2013 there were no Kwik Trips in the Twin Ports.  In 2014, the Wisconsin-based store opened 8 locations in the Twin Ports area.  Plans for 2015 call for an additional 7 locations.  Definite plans for four of those locations have been made public.

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Superior Radio Shack To Close By The End Of March; Move Part Of Radio Shack’s Bankruptcy

Sad news for electronics consumers in the Twin Ports:  The Radio Shack store on Tower Avenue is one of the nearly 1,800 stores set to close within the next month and a half - as part of the corporations bankruptcy.

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Why Are Prescription Generic Drug Prices Rising? Lack Of Competition And Questionable Business Practices To Blame

If you're on a long-term maintenance prescription medication, chances are you've been directed to a generic form to help bring down your costs.  But what happens when the prices of those generics start to rise?

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When Does Kwik Trip In Superior Open?

The Twin Ports area is in the midst of a major build-out for the Kwik Trip convenience store chain, with a number of locations planned for opening within the 12 months.  Work is progressing at a couple of sites - with the 28th and Tower location in Superior getting close to being finished.  So - when will it open?

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Minnesota State Fair Raises It’s Prices For 2014; You’ll Pay More For Parking, Admission, And Rides

Hang on to that wallet!  Prices for the Minnesota State Fair have increased across the board for 2014 - with raises on parking, admission, and ride tickets.

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Source: Steve Tanko
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Twin Ports Politics And Economics Spotlighted In New York Times Article

Sunday's New York Times featured an article about a place we know and love all too well:  Home.  The story by Monica Davey put the spotlight on the increasing chasm between Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin - especially in regards to politics and the economy.

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Photo by David Lienemann/Getty Images
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Minnesota Sees Increase In Tourism For Summer 2013

It appears that the Summer of 2013 will continue the trend of increases to tourism in Minnesota!  A recently-released survey that was prepared by the Explore Minnesota Tourism agency confirms moderate growth during the summer months of 2013, and it appears that the State of Minnesota is finally poised to reach pre-recession levels.

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