STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate DFL not on board with surcharge
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Senate Democrats do not want to place an income tax surcharge on the richest of the rich, but they are looking into expanding a new tax the governor wants on the to... Posted on 3/20/13 at 7:22 PM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Duluth seal makes BuzzFeed list
Feisty, the seal thats now-famous photograph was taken on Grand Avenue outside Lake Superior Zoo during the June 2012 flooding in Duluth, was No. 3 on BuzzFeed.coms The 40 Cutest Things That Happene... Posted on 3/19/13 at 12:01 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Local CD Fundraiser
Christmas By The Lake is a CD sold each December to raise money for Northern Lights Foundation that supports children's cancer needs. This year it supports this cause and Flood Relief victims. It is s... Posted on 12/19/12 at 7:51 AM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Moderne ou Historique? The newly rebuilt Sutliff Bridge
What is modern and what is historic, when we look at bridges in general? This question is very difficult because it is based on the individual bridge and its appearance. Sometimes we cross a truss b... Posted on 10/17/12 at 4:19 AM
HUNGRY FOR LIFE Poverty, Flood Relief, and Growing Up Poor
One fourth of Duluthians live in poverty or now over 25%. The poverty rate for mothers is 82%.
In Minnesota the average poverty rate is 11%. A recent speaker that spoke talked about how this region ... Posted on 9/21/12 at 7:17 AM
UPDATE: The National Weather Service this morning issued a winter storm warning for all of Northwestern Wisconsin and a winter weather advisory for much of Northeastern Minnesota, including Duluth, where 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected tonight.
The 10-inch rainfall on June 19 and 20 changed plans for Northland residents from Two Harbors to Duluth to Sturgeon Lake. For much of the region, life quickly returned to normal. But for some residents, normalcy remains elusive four months later.
As a result of the special legislative session on Aug. 24 to grant flood aid to northeastern Minnesota communities affected by the June flood, the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources.
State agencies, local and tribal governments, and some private nonprofit
organizations in Minnesota have until Sunday to apply for federal public assistance to help recover from June’s severe storms and flooding.
With flood damage estimates now at nearly $109 million for public infrastructure alone, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton sent a request to President Obama last Friday for a disaster declaration for counties and tribes affected by the flooding last month.
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