Community Notebook

The People’s Choice Award at the Duluth Art Institute’s Annual Membership Exhibition recognizes the audience’s favorite work out of more than 175 on view. This year the top vote went to Annie Schweiger’s oil on canvas, “The Winston,” chosen from a broad range of media and genres on display in the Great Hall of the […]

St. Louis County Public Works completes record-setting year of projects

St. Louis County Public Works invested $84.5 million invested in a total of 204 projects in a record-setting year in 2016. St. Louis County road and bridges system investments: . 204 total projects ranging from road resurfacing to improved traffic safety, signals and lighting  . 26 bridges replaced — 20 built by contractors, 6 built by county staff  . 12 miles of culverts replaced  . 4 miles of complete reconstruction  . 108 miles of pavement preservation projects, such as reclaim overlay, mill overlays and overlay     This included:  . 27.5 miles of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 23 and 24 from the City of Orr to Crane Lake. (Project earned a paving award from the Minnesota Asphalt Paving Association)  . 6 miles of the Arkola Road (CSAH 52) from CSAH 7 to TH 53 in Cotton . 2 miles of the Laurie Road (CR 837) near Floodwood   . 12 miles of CSAH 4 north of Island Lake  . The start of construction on 4th Street (CSAH 9) in the City of Duluth  . 102 miles of preventative maintenance projects, such as chip sealing and micro surfacing  . 15 miles of Gravel Road Investment Program (GRIP) projects  2016 was the first full year of revenue from the Transportation Sales Tax, and total funds raised is  estimated at $14 million. The County Board also approved the issuance of two bonds totaling $65  […]