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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: “I was compelled to speak at the Council meeting tonight after hearing concern about the prudence of providing [...]

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 [...]
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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 [...]

Lt. Governor Prettner Solon speaking at education conference

Minnesota Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, DFL-Duluth, will discuss new education investments and efforts to better align the K-12 schools with the higher education system at the Minnesota Universities and Colleges Field Coordinators Fall [...]

Lt. Governor Prettner Solon appointed
co-chair of National Energy Policy Committee

Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon recently was appointed co-chair of the National Lieutenant Governor Association (NLGA)–State Strategies in Energy Committee. The committee serves a forum for lieutenant governors to explore energy and environmental [...]

Prettner Solon tackling hunger issues at 2013 Food Access Summit

A 2011 study showed that one out of every 10 Minnesotans — over 580,000 people — do not always know where they will find their next meal. That means that roughly 100 million meals are missing from the plates of Minnesotans every [...]
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Local Pulse: Tall Ships Duluth 2013

A local pulse, from regional movers-and-shakers, on Tall Ships Duluth 2013, a major Duluth summer festival which begins Thursday along the beautiful waterfront: Duluth Mayor Don Ness: “Tall Ships is a great showcase for many of the unique [...]

Lieutenant governor to address “Younger Next Year” healthy living event in Duluth

In her continuing efforts to encourage Minnesota seniors to “Own Your Future,” Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon will speak to a group of 2,400 older Minnesota on Thursday at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. [...]
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Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center to celebrate 35th anniversary

Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Friday, March 1, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. Supporters, volunteers, staff and community are invited to the event, which is being held at the Safe [...]

Quote City: Minnesota responds to Dayton’s State of the State Address

Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday delivered the 2013 State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature. The Governor’s speech laid out a vision for investing in our state’s future, fixing our broken tax system and strengthening [...]

Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon to represent Minnesota at international economic development forum

Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico on Thursday to represent the State of Minnesota at an international economic development forum, where she will lead a roundtable discussion on economic collaboration [...]