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The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) seeking nominations for the 25th annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards, which will be presented during an April 26 luncheon at the DECC. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 15 by filling out a form.

Over the past year, a debate has been sparked in Duluth about whether the city should require employers to offer paid sick leave as a benefit. Earned Sick and Safe Leave (ESST) has the potential to affect all employers and employees within city limits and possibly the surrounding communities.

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The city of Duluth offers its share of amenities, with a unique mixture of city life and wooded areas, wildlife, lake scenery and trails. But many of the city’s residents also feel the day-to-day despair brought on by living life in poverty.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced 144 finalists, including three in Duluth, in its third annual Knight Cities Challenge, a national call for ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work.

Wells Fargo Inc. reported a decline in net income for 2016 compared with the prior year. Net income was $21.9 billion compared with $22.9 billion in 2015, the financial services firm said in its full-year report. Full year return on assets was 1.16 percent and return on equity was 11.49 percent.

Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Quinn has promoted Stephanie Balmer to full partner. A graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law and native Duluthian, she joined the law firm in 2005.

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The Northland Foundation has hired Alex Bastien as loan portfolio manager. He will work with the foundation’s Business Finance Program to provide flexible lending, in partnership with banks or other development lenders, to businesses and nonprofit organizations to start up, maintain and expa…

Just Take Action is excited to announce the birth of “Brewers Row”, a sub-section of the Historic Arts and Theatre District. This portion of Superior Street starts at 109 West Superior, and continues to 805 East Superior, and celebrates Duluth, as Minnesota’s craft beer capital, as well as o…

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