It is an exciting time of growth for arts groups in downtown Duluth.  From the HART District on one end and the Duluth Art Institute on the other, the downtown arts community is thriving and looking to attract local and seasonal visitors to a monthly, year round Downtown Arts Walk. The inaug…

Jane Haubrich Casperson and Jo Haubrich are sisters who took a giant leap of faith to open a “Waxing the City” franchise studio in Duluth. While waxing services are offered at some salons in the area, this is the first studio devoted to body waxing. Their Duluth studio is located at 1030 Woo…

It happens almost daily now. You go to a store and pay for an item and the clerk asks if you’d like to round up to the next dollar to help any number of charitable causes.  A similar effort has been going on in Ashland for over a decade — the only  difference is that instead of charity, patr…

DFL governor candidate Erin Murphy said Tuesday that the state needs to flex more muscle to guarantee health coverage and bargain for cheaper prescription drug prices.Murphy’s “Pathway to Single Payer” plan would steer the state toward health coverage where people could eventually bypass ins…

Alerus announced the addition of Jennifer Ryan as relationship manager. She works with clients to understand their financial needs and provide solutions that will ensure their success, driving economic development and enhancing the growing business climate in the Duluth area.

North Shore Bank announced Jon Thompson graduated from the first class of the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) Leadership Development Academy. The year-long program, which graduated 20 bankers in its inaugural year, develops the skills bankers need as they prepare for critical leadership …

Negotiators for the United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) held their first face-to-face meeting yesterday, a day after the union met with ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) to start contentious steel labor talks to replace three-year contracts set to expire Sept. 1. Seeking Alpha