If you wear eyeglasses you'll need to take them off for your passport photo starting November 1. In an effort to reduce the large number of problems associated with identification concerns, the U.S. Department of State is changing regulations for the photos - requiring applicants to remove their corrective frames.
Although the city council is the most-visible part of our cities government, the progress of our community also depends largely on volunteers who agree to serve on various boards and commissions. These forums can wield great influence on our regions way of life.
Duluth Police issued another press release warning people of internet, mail, and phone scams that are continuing after the holiday season. There is still one thing the Duluth Police and me personally want you to remember, if it's too good to be true, it is. There is something else to remember.
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.
On Friday the Federal Government warned of a two week shut down of the meat industry. Spending cuts as part of the fiscal cliff agreement will not allocate money for meat inspectors on March 1, which could collapse the meat (includting pork and poultry) producers.
As so many Americans are walking away from properties, and companies being bankrupt when they can't unload some land. The government is finding they own buildings and they have let them go. Run down and vacant buildings are being paid for by taxpayers.
I'm busy finishing my taxes and looking for anything that will help me. I read that most people don't turn in their taxes till the last few days, so if you are like me and still working on them. Here's some tips.