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Non-profit theater and arts company Twin Ports Stage has been working for years to create an arts & event center in Superior.

"Duluth has your back"

Nov 22, 2016
Lisa Johnson

In the wake of a contentious campaign season and election aftermath, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson wants the people of her city to know she won't tolerate disenfranchisement or exclusion.

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The Local Solutions to Poverty Candidate forums last fall gave folks running for mayor and the city council a chance to address issues surrounding homelessness, poverty and equity in Duluth.

Last week, they followed up those candidate forums with an Accountability Session: Local Solutions to Poverty Forum, a chance to check in with the newly-elected officials and see what progress they're making on the action steps they agreed to last year.

For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women making history today. Today we honor the contributions of, Emily Larson: The first woman to serve as the Mayor of Duluth!

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Brian Matuszak, the founder and leading (lime) light of Rubber Chicken Theater may have stepped off the stage as an actor, but he's stepping out - in snowshoes.

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On the morning of her swearing in as Duluth mayor, Emily Larson is doing a phone interview and making school lunches for her kids.

"No one is mayor in their own house," she laugh/sighs.

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Duluth City Councilor Emily Larson; JP Rennquist, community activist and advocate for fathers and familes and the head of UMD’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies department, Beth Bartlett, meet to talk about the Women's Economic Security Act.