Print It! Yvonne Prettner Solon’s letter to Duluth City Councilors in support of Spirit Mountain

Former Minnesota Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon submitted the following letter to Duluth City Councilors on Monday afternoon: Prettner-Solon“I was compelled to speak at the Council meeting tonight after hearing concern about the prudence of providing financial support to Spirit Mountain. When I heard about your heavy agenda, I decided you might prefer a letter to my taking up your precious...

New installation at Spirit Mountain Grand Ave Chalet features local artist Adam Swanson

The Duluth Public Arts Commission (DPAC) will officially present its newest art installation, recently created by local artist Adam Swanson, during a reception at the Spirit Mountain Grand Ave Chalet on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited to the free event. The Public Arts Commission issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) in the spring of 2014. Swanson’s proposal was selected from...

Print It! Spirit Mountain executive director’s eMail to city councilors

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Spirit Mountain Recreation Area in Duluth. Submitted ReamBrandy Ream, executive director of the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area, sent the following eMail to Duluth city councilors on Wednesday: “I hope this message finds you all doing well. I wanted to give you all a quick update on the happenings at Spirit Mountain. We finished up the month of October with a decent showing in season pass...

State of the City Address today

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NessDuluth Mayor Don Ness will deliver the annual State of the City address at 5 p.m. today at Grand Avenue Chalet at Spirit Mountain. Ness will incorporate a visual presentation in addition to providing brief remarks. The presentation will be replayed on Public Access Community Television on Channels 7, 16, and 20 and will also be available on the city’s website, here, following the event. Admission...

Duluth East activities for Monday, Feb. 10-Saturday, Feb. 15

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Greyhounds senior defenseman Alex Trapp. Howie / HowieBlog.coMonday, Feb. 10 7:00am-3:00pm — Orchestra Rehearsal, Auditorium 1:00pm — Nordic Championships, Spirit Mountain 3:30pm-7:30pm — Basketball practice, EHS Gym All 3:30pm-6:00pm — Driver Education, 2021 3:30pm-5:30pm — Play rehearsal, Auditorium 5:00pm-7:00pm — Spring Coaches Meeting, Media 5:15pm —...

Howie: Shockwave to perform at Duluth Airshow

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Shockwave. SubmittedShockwave, a jet-powered semi-truck that reaches speeds up to 375 miles per hour, will perform at the Duluth Airshow on August 23-24. “Shockwave has more than 36,000 horsepower and also features three aircraft jet engines. It is one of the most sought after performers performing at air shows across the country,” said Airshow President Ryan Kern. This will be the first time...

Spirit Mountain to close Sunday

Spirit Mountain's new base chalet. Submitted
Spirit Mountain’s new base chalet. SubmittedSpirit Mountain will close Sunday due to the predicted extremely cold temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for Northeastern Minnesota with wind chill values lowering to 40- or 50-below zero early Sunday morning. The warning states that exposed flesh could freeze in a matter of minutes. In the interest of guest...

Duluth City Council agenda for tonight

Under Ness' leadership, Duluth continues to see tremendous growth in the aviation sector. Submitted
FYI » Duluth City Council Meeting Schedule » Duluth City Council Roster » eMail all councilors » Howie Hanson’s Duluth City Council page on Facebook AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING Monday, October 14, 2013, 7 p.m. Council Chamber, Third Floor City Hall 411 West First Street, Duluth ROLL CALL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE APPROVAL OF MINUTES – May 28, and June 10, 2013. MISSION STATEMENT:...

Spirit Mountain hosts Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Spirit Mountain is inviting families to try out is new lift-access mountain bike trails on Saturday at the 10th annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. All children, ages 18 and younger, will get half-price lift tickets with the purchase of an adult ticket. Children will need to have a good bike and a helmet. Also this weekend: Spirit Mountain is offering wagon rides and scenic chairlift rides. Wagon...

Mattson leaving Visit Duluth after 28 years

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Terry MattsonThe face of Duluth’s booming tourism industry for nearly a quarter of a century is moving on. Visit Duluth President & CEO Terry Mattson, who earlier this year was named Minnesota’s “Outstanding Individual in Tourism,” is leaving in early December after completion of the 23rd annual AMSOIL Duluth National Snocross at Spirit Mountain, Visit Duluth Board Chair Gerry Goldfarb...

Committee eyes $13 million in Duluth bonding requests

The Duluth Huskies, a summer college baseball team, plays its home games at Wade Stadium in West Duluth. Howie / HowieBlog.com
The Duluth Huskies, a summer college baseball team, plays its home games at Wade Stadium in West Duluth. Howie / HowieBlog.com The first leg of an extensive statewide bonding tour will be stopping in Duluth next week. The City of Duluth has a number of high-profile bonding projects that will be presented to the Capital Investment Committee on October 1 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus....

Bike trails open at Spirit Mountain

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Hansi Johnson. Published with permission, Spirit Mountain.Spirit Mountain Recreation Area today announced the opening of the area’s first lift-access downhill mountain bike trails. The trails will open to the public for the first time at 4 p.m. today. A grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting event will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at the base of the Spirit Express II Chairlift, adjacent to...

Spirit Mountain opens new base chalet

Spirit Mountain's new base chalet. Submitted
Spirit Mountain’s new base chalet opens Monday. Submitted Construction is complete on Spirit Mountain Recreation Area’s new 10,650-square-foot base area ski chalet. The building opens for the public Monday. This building will serve as a base for many operations — and offers a full line of skier services in the winter such as lift tickets, rental equipment, retail sales, day lockers,...