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Duluth WorkForce Development center helps job seekers learn skills

February 13, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Located on the second floor of the Duluth Government Center, the Duluth WorkForce Development center provides a variety of employment, job training, and career assistance programs for unemployed and underemployed individuals in the area. The office is one of 16 Minnesota WorkForce Centers that are federally funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Continue Reading

Children Stay N Play opens on Central Entrance

February 2, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

When Dana Billings of Duluth went on a trip to Fargo, N.D., nearly six years ago to visit her cousin, she was inspired by a unique business idea. The two women wanted to do some shopping and grab lunch one afternoon, so Billing’s cousin decided she would drop her children off at a place called Kids Kingdom. Continue Reading

Economist shares mostly good news with Chamber

January 13, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The economy, says Scott A. Anderson, is like the little engine that could.
It’s on track, slowly pushing forward.
“We’re on the road to recovery,” Anderson, Wells Fargo’s senior economist, told a gathering of businesspeople at a Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday. Continue Reading

Adeline Inc. moves, continues to offer natural styling services

December 16, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Adeline Wright owns and operates Adeline Inc., a boutique salon that has been locally known since 2002 when it opened in Duluth. Recently, the salon relocated to 1132 E. 9th St. where Wright and her employee Susan Jagunich continue to provide natural hair care.
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After Hours Plus! holiday party is top-floor event

December 15, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

For the past five years, the Duluth Chamber of Commerce’s “After Hours Plus!” holiday party at the revolving restaurant atop the Radisson Hotel has been the place to mix with other businesspeople and professionals in Duluth. Continue Reading

City’s future more than just ‘core services’

November 20, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

City councilor Jim Stauber has consistently been a budget watchdog, so it’s no surprise that he’s been cool to the Duluth parks levy. Expressing concern about the cumulative effects of the levy and other property tax increases, Stauber wrote that “businesses and citizens may find this burden too great and move on.”
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Local 4-H experiments with wind energy technology

November 18, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Thousands of youth from around the country joined local 4-H members as they gathered at the Irving Community Center in West Duluth recently for the annual National Youth Science Day (NYSD) experiment. This year’s challenge to learn about wind energy by building a small turbine.
By designing their own wind turbines and then testing the designs, an interest was sparked in the minds of many young adults about the possibilities of careers in science, especially during a time when the nation has the potential to claim a position as a leader in scientific exploration.
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Local 4-H experiments with wind energy technology

November 18, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Thousands of youth from around the country joined local 4-H members as they gathered at the Irving Community Center in West Duluth recently for the annual National Youth Science Day (NYSD) experiment. This year’s challenge to learn about wind energy by building a small turbine.
By designing their own wind turbines and then testing the designs, an interest was sparked in the minds of many young adults about the possibilities of careers in science, especially during a time when the nation has the potential to claim a position as a leader in scientific exploration.
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Subaru Love-a-Pet adoption event to take place Saturday

November 18, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Miller Hill Subaru will be overrun with dogs and cats, as four local animal shelters participate in the annual “Share the Love” campaign.
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Salvation Army’s Red Kettle kickoff luncheon emphasizes social and military service

November 18, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Farley knew how to keep an audience laughing. In his role as a struggling motivational speaker, Farley would frequently let it drop that he lived in a van down by the river. His boisterous delivery rocked the crowd every time.
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