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 financial support to Spirit Mountain. When I heard about your heavy agenda, I decided you might [...]

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 candidate and City Council President Emily Larson. At the event, she read from prepared remarks [...]
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

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 the historic ballpark, including the new AstroTurf infield and outfield artificial playing surface which [...]

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 [...]
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 the United States Air Force a chance to bridge the gap between aircraft of the 1940’s to the modern [...]

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 over $84 million for the local economy. To protect these important economic assets, Lt. Governor [...]

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 County Day at the Capitol Legislative Breakfast. A honorary proclamation that was given to the 11-term [...]

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 Minnesota. To honor this great work, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon held a ceremony today at the [...]
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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 most sought after performers performing at air shows across the country,” said Airshow President [...]

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 as a passionate advocate for Minnesota seniors and Greater Minnesota — and she plans to continue [...]