Raukar reappointed to third term on Port Authority board

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RaukerBy Adele Yorde At its first meeting of 2016, the St. Louis County Board reappointed its longest serving Commissioner, Steve Raukar, to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board for a third term. First appointed in 1998, Raukar currently serves as Port Authority president. “The Port Authority is a strategic link in domestic and global trade, fostering economic growth for all of northeastern Minnesota,”...

Prettner Solon, Powell new St. Luke’s board members

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Prettner SolonSt. Luke’s has added new board members Yvonne Prettner Solon and Dr. Jake Powell. Prettner Solon has held political seats on the Duluth City Council, in the Minnesota Senate and most recently as the Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. She is trained as a clinical psychologist and maintained a clinical practice for over 30 years, the last 25 years being at St. Luke’s until she retired...

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...

AstroTurf installation at Wade Stadium nearly complete

With continued good weather, the new AstroTurf portion of the Wade Stadium renovation project is expected to be competed by Saturday. Howie iPhone / HowieBlog.com
With continued good weather, the new AstroTurf installation of the Wade Stadium renovation project is expected to be competed by Saturday. Howie iPhone / HowieBlog.com 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...

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 are relocated in Minnesota get their licensures for work in a faster manner,” said Murphy. “We want to help if they require licensure for an occupation...

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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
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 the United States Air Force a chance to bridge the gap between aircraft of the 1940’s to the modern day, state-of-the-art F-22 Raptor,” said Airshow President...

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

Prettner-SolonEvery 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 over $84 million for the local economy. To protect these important economic assets, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon will travel to Washington...

Huntley honored for many years of service to Minnesota

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HuntleyRep. 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 County Day at the Capitol Legislative Breakfast. A honorary proclamation that was given to the 11-term lawmaker by Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon stated, “During...

Lt. Governor Prettner Solon recognizes state workers for charitable giving

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Prettner-SolonMinnesota’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 Minnesota. To honor this great work, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon held a ceremony today at the Capitol to celebrate the contributions of Minnesota’s...

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...

Prettner Solon won’t seek reelection in ’14

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Prettner-Solon 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 as a passionate advocate for Minnesota seniors and Greater Minnesota — and she plans to continue that important work throughout the coming...

Prettner Solon holding office hours in Duluth

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Prettner SolonMinnesota 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 www.governor.state.mn.us/schedule or call 1-800-657-3717. Meetings will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. The office is located on the...

Lt. Governor Prettner Solon launches Breakfast Challenge at Piedmont Elementary

Yvonne Prettner Solon and Bill walked through the food line at Piedmont Elementary. Duluth Public Schools
Yvonne Prettner Solon and Bill Gronseth walked through the food line at Piedmont Elementary. Duluth Public Schools Bill GronsethLt. 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 joined Principal Becky Gerdes and...