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Howie Hanson

City of Duluth tax levy spikes 65.4 percent

The City of Duluth has raised its share of the local property tax levy an unprecedented 65.4 percent, compounded, in the last six years as follows:

2021 — 2.98% increase

2020 — 8.46% increase

2019 — 5.92% increase

2018 — 10.19 increase

2017 — 17.65% increase

2016 — 7.68% increase

Under former mayor Don Ness:

2015 — 3.33% increase

2014 — .81% decrease

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Matthew Baumgartner has been named president of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Dave Isaacson captured the 78th annual Reidar Lund Skyline Memorial Tournament at Enger Park Golf Course on Sunday, defeating runner-up Nick Christensen by seven shots. Mike Hill, The Legend, finished third.

Isaacson, who carded a four-under 68 in Saturday’s qualifying round, finished two-over par in the 45-hole event.

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Duluth Police responded to report of a crash on Highway 61 near Congdon Boulevard at 6:13 a.m. today. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Chevy Malibu driven by a 30-year-old male from Shakopee was southbound on Highway 61 at high rate of speed. The vehicle collided with railroad lights and a guardrail. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment with injuries not believed to be life threatening. Speed and driver impairment are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

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Just before 3 a.m. today, a Duluth Police officer was on patrol near the 600 block of East Superior Street when he observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed through the Pickwick Restaurant parking lot. The vehicle hit a grassy knoll on the boulevard between the Pickwick and the Fitger’s complex and became airborne. The car eventually crashed into a light pole along the sidewalk. Pedestrians were in the area, but thankfully no one, including the driver, was injured.

As a result of the investigation, Ethan Farley, age 20 was arrested and booked into the St Louis County jail. He is awaiting formal charges that include, 3rd degree DUI which is a gross misdemeanor in Minnesota. The preliminary investigation showed the driver to have a blood alcohol content more than 2 1/2 the legal limit (.21 BAC).

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