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Prettner Solon ends speculation, endorses Larson in Duluth mayor’s race

By LUCIE B. AMUNDSEN For The Howie Blog Former Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon ended speculation today regarding a potential run to be Duluth’s next mayor. Holding a press conference at Zeitgeist Arts, she stood alongside [...]
With continued good weather, the new AstroTurf portion of the Wade Stadium renovation project is expected to be competed by Saturday. Howie iPhone /

AstroTurf installation at Wade Stadium nearly complete

By HOWIE HANSON Duluth Mayor Don Ness, Duluth Huskies owners and staff and project architects and contractors held a brief news conference at Wade Stadium earlier today to provide an update on the $4.6 million in renovations wrapping up at [...]

Rep. Murphy bill to expedite licenses for military and spouses passes full house

The Minnesota House today unanimously supported a bill to expedite license processing for military personnel and their spouses. The bill (HF 2365) was authored by Rep. Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown. “We are trying to help military families that [...]
Duluth Airshow President Ryan Kern and Congressman Rick Nolan spoke at today's press conference at the Airshow offices in Duluth's friendly Lincoln Park business district. Howie / Howie Blog

Howie’s Friday Notebook

The Duluth Airshow in conjunction with U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan announced today that the United States Air Force will add a special Heritage Flight to the Duluth Airshow on August 23-24. “The USAF Heritage Flight is a big deal and it gives [...]

Lt. Governor Prettner Solon traveling to Washington to advocate for Duluth International Airport expansion

Every year, more than 300,000 people “Fly Duluth” — making the Duluth International Airport a critical hub for commercial flights. The airport also serves as home base for the Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing, which generates [...]

Huntley honored for many years of service to Minnesota

Rep. Thomas Huntley, DFL-Duluth, the longtime member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, on Wednesday was honored by Governor Mark Dayton, Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon and many of his constituents at the Duluth and St. Louis [...]

Lt. Governor Prettner Solon recognizes state workers for charitable giving

Minnesota’s public employees are active members of their communities — raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes across the state. This year, state employees raised more than $896,000 for charitable organizations in [...]
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Howie: Shockwave to perform at Duluth Airshow

Shockwave, 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 [...]

Prettner Solon won’t seek reelection in ’14

After more than 25 years of dedicated service to the people of Minnesota, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon today announced she will not seek a second term in 2014. During her time as Lt. Governor, Prettner Solon has distinguished herself [...]

Prettner Solon holding office hours in Duluth

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon will be hosting office hours in Duluth on Thursday, January 2 and Thursday, January 30. To request a one-on-one meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, residents are encouraged to visit [...]
Yvonne Prettner Solon and Bill walked through the food line at Piedmont Elementary. Duluth Public Schools

Lt. Governor Prettner Solon launches Breakfast Challenge at Piedmont Elementary

Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon visited Piedmont Elementary to launch Hunger Free Minnesota’s School Breakfast Challenge. The Lt. Governor and Superintendent Bill Gronseth helped serve breakfast to about 250 Piedmont students. They [...]