City of Duluth human rights officer to step down

By Phil Jents Bob Grytdahl, the longest serving human rights officer in the State of Minnesota, is stepping down from his role as the City of Duluth Human Rights Officer. “It has been my honor to serve in this capacity for over 10 years. I’ve done it wholeheartedly and with deep commitment,” said Grytdahl. “This work has been incredibly rewarding, at times extremely challenging,...

Howie: Former councilor says ‘Ness will be remembered as the most outstanding leader Duluth has known in several generations’

Duluth Mayor Don Ness. Howie / HowieBlog.com
Duluth Mayor Don Ness. Howie / HowieBlog.comFormer Duluth City Councilor David Wheeler on Don Ness’ accomplishments in his first seven-plus years as mayor: “Unlike most elected officials Mayor Ness did not play games with the public. He faced long-ignored problems, brought all the players to the table, and solved the major issues. Don’s energy, compassion, vision and ethics have transformed...