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Daily Digest: Hitting the road to combat hate 1.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some of the politics stories you may have missed from around the region.
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Destination Medical Center, North? Duluth readies for massive medical investment 5.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Two of Duluth's regional health care systems, Essentia Health and St. Luke's, are planning to invest more than $1 billion in expansions. City officials hope the development, which is being supported in part with infrastructure funding from the state, will spur additional growth in the downtown medical district.
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Duluth tees up selling part of public golf course for housing 4.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Duluth city administrators have proposed selling a section of one of its two struggling golf courses to provide badly needed housing. The plan goes before the Duluth City Council on May 13.
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Climate-Socked Refugees May Migrate To Cooler Havens 23.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Is Duluth, Minnesota about to see a population boom? Where will be move if climate change forces people away from the coasts?
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'Full-service' community schools get a deeper look at the Capitol 8.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Full-service schools put education, health care and other student and family needs under one roof. The model has caught the attention of DFL Gov. Tim Walz and some lawmakers in the Legislature. But not everyone's on board.
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Lincoln billboard removed in Duluth after outcry over forgotten history 1.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A billboard featuring an image of Abraham Lincoln was intended to portray a positive message. But its placement near a Native American mural created a stir over the president's role in a dark chapter in Minnesota history.
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Ellison to target prescription drug prices, housing costs as attorney general 3.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
On Jan. 7, Keith Ellison will become the state's 30th attorney general and the fifth consecutive Democrat to hold the office. Here's a look at what he said are his top priorities.
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Read Mpls. mayor's $50M proposal for affordable housing 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Mayor Jacob Frey's proposal would quadruple the amount of money the city typically spends on affordable housing.
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Duluth woman learns about homelessness by becoming homeless 5.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Christie Gingles, of Duluth, says she has a new understanding and compassion for the homeless; being homeless will do that to a person.
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Going to Canada? Leave the leeches home 30.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Duluth News Tribune reports two men -- Russell R. Sikkila Jr. of Chisholm and Carl W. Brandt of Forest Lake -- have been fined $800 and $1,500. That's the penalty for hiding bags of leeches in a worm cooler when they crossed the border at Fort Frances.
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A major distraction': Is a mega-deal like Amazon's HQ2 always worth it? 18.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Amazon's unmatched promise of 50,000 well-paying jobs has red carpets rolling out across the U.S. -- but also some soul-searching: How much should communities subsidize wealthy American corporations?
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'A Major Distraction': Is A Mega-Deal Like Amazon's HQ2 Always Worth It? 18.10.2017 NPR News
Amazon's unmatched promise of 50,000 well-paying jobs has red carpets rolling out across the U.S. — but also some soul-searching: How much should communities subsidize wealthy American corporations?
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Youth homelessness center opens in Duluth 10.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Center for Changing Lives provides 10 apartments and 10 transitional housing units for young people who otherwise might not have a place to sleep.
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Cut government, grow jobs, fix health care? Trump's MN backers ready 20.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When Donald Trump takes the oath of office and becomes president later today he will have a lot of expectations to meet. Among those looking for him to "make America great again" are many Minnesotans.
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Mine layoffs bring new calls to remake Iron Range economy, but into what? 11.4.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Iron Range leaders are talking again about easing the region's dependence on mining. While there's some momentum, diversifying this economy isn't easy. The story of the chopsticks factory is always near.
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Duluth, Fargo vie to be nation's most conservative city (on energy) 5.1.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Fargo and Duluth are among 50 finalists in a national energy conservation competition. The cities are taking different paths to win the $5 million prize. Here's what they're doing.
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Public defender Jill Eichenwald Cornwell named to Duluth judgeship 7.10.2015 MinnPost

Gov. Mark Dayton has named Jill Eichenwald Cornwell to a judge position in Duluth, replacing Judge John DeSanto, who has retired. DeSanto had been the prosecutor in the Congdon murder cases in Duluth in the 1970s.

Eichenwald Cornwell has been the managing attorney in the 6th Judicial District's public defender's office in Duluth.

Before the public defender's office, she'd been in private practice and was an adjunct instructor at the College of St. Scholastica. She earned her B.A. from the College of St. Scholastica and her J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law.

She also is a trainer for the Head of the Lakes Crisis Intervention Training Collaborative, the secretary of the Board of Directors for Center City Housing Corporation, and a member of the South St. Louis County DUI Court team.

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Nonprofits get $2.7 million in state grants to help emerging businesses 2.10.2015 MinnPost
Eleven Minnesota nonprofits will share $2.7 million in state funding to provide more help to "emerging businesses." The state picked nonprofits that "provide business assistance to targeted groups, including women, minorities, rural residents, innovative startups, entrepreneurs and inventors." Funding for the grants came in the past legislative session. "These nonprofit organizations help businesses start and survive during the early stages of the business development," said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. The two-year grants, from the state's Business and Community Development Competitive Grant Program, went to: African Development Center, Minneapolis, $96,000 – The group provides training, lending and technical assistance to help African immigrants and refugees achieve economic prosperity in Minnesota. Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, $404,000 – The group helps people in Northeast Minnesota start and grow successful, locally owned small businesses. Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, ...
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Affordable housing building in Duluth wins EPA award for energy efficiency 5.9.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The building is one of only 100 apartment and condominium buildings that have received this energy efficiency certification nationwide; only a handful are located in the Midwest.
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Gustavus Adolphus gets $25 million donation, its largest ever 19.8.2015 MinnPost
Gustavus Adolphus College has snagged its largest donation ever: $25 million from an unnamed family that has five proud, and apparently well-off, Gusties. The money will be used to help pay for a $65 million renovation and expansion of the college's Alfred Nobel Hall of Science, says the  Mankato Free Press. Rochester could use one of those big donors: After corralling $585 million in state aid for its Destination Medical Center project (overall, a $6 billion, 20-year project), the city now will ask lawmakers for state help on a $16 million airport upgrade, says the  Rochester Post-Bulletin.  Rochester International apparently doesn't meet Homeland Security requirements, and hence might lose its international designation. Officials would like $5 million from the next bonding bill, to expand the customs space. Tiny Benson, Minn., pop. 3,240, makes a Washington Post list of cities where "over-income families" are living in public housing even though there is a waiting list of low-income families hoping for ...
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