Public Affairs

Only in the Northland.

Only in a town that a mere 22 years ago celebrated -39 below would a few folks decide to throw a modest little four-day celebration and have it turn into an entire month of revelry, pop-ups, activities, events, deals and more.

Cold Front February is moving through all month.

Forever Home 2/1

Feb 1, 2018

Penny

This is Penny. Penny is a female Boxer/ Shepherd mix. She is about 4 yrs old and has been with us since 2015. Penny was brought in as a stray and her owner didn't want her. She is a staff favorite.

Aztec

Meet Aztec! He is a 10 year old brown tabby cat looking for a loving home!

Blaze

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A couple of times a year, Duluth's Damiano Center and a coalition of other nonprofits host an event designed to help folks struggling with poverty get connected with  resources that can help them.

Coinciding - by design - with last night's HUD-mandated Point in Time Homeless Count,  it's a joint attempt to make sure folks take part in the count, but also provide help to a group where more and more are not individuals but families.

Forever Home 1/25

Jan 25, 2018

Bear

Bear is a 4 year old male mixed breed that was rescued from the euthanasia list. He is ready for a family to keep him forever as he has been passed around from different shelters.

Marla (Marta)

©Ivy Vainio. Used with permission

The Feminist Action Collective was formed the day after the election in 2016.

Just over a year later, over 1700 strong, the mood has changed from one of trauma post-election to one of celebration.

And as people gathered last weekend for the Twin Ports Women's March, that celebratory feeling could be traced back to "resist" ("policies that discount our shared humanity and try to silence many community voices," says FACilitator Andrea Crouse) and "persist" (to move forward with many diverse voices for the common good").

Pavel Arkhipenkov

Today, Student Views host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Legislative Relations Committee Director Jacob Griffiths to discuss UMD lobbying efforts and plans for 2018. The LRC, is a Student Association sub-committee that "facilitates students to work with legislators at the local, state, and federal levels to pursue meaningful change pertaining to issues facing UMD students, such as higher education funding." ~ from the UMD Student Association website.

Student Association

Forever Home 1/18

Jan 18, 2018

Buzzy

Buzzy was left behind in a foreclosed house and brought to the shelter.  He is a short stocky, male mixed breed, guessed to be about 3-4 yrs. He gets along with older children, adults, and cats. He does well with other dogs (outside playing and greeting,) but not living with them. He definitely wants to be boss.

Nova

©Lisa Johnson

ned the head/Flickr

Duluth's trampoline park has a lot of kids - and their parents - bouncing into the ER these days.

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Jan 11, 2018

Sammy

Meet Sammy. He is an adult Lab mix. Sammy is a very large and playful guy. He has been with us for sometime. He is ready for that family and attention he deserves. Sammy has been vet checked, vaccinated, and neutered.

Baby

Tom Woodward/Flickr

Dr. Andrew Thompson is really frustrated.

He knows flu shots aren't perfect; he knows they're only 40-60% effective and that makes them hard to promote.

But the alternative, he says, can be worse.

LSS Together for Youth

What pronouns to you prefer?

If you're a person of a certain age, you've probably never even considered that question.

And maybe that's part of the problem.

But there is a group in town that's serving as social support for young people who fall outside the "binary" classifications; young people who, as Kathy Hermes puts it, "dash from one safe space to the next," and they're offering us some of the best gifts of all if we can open our minds and hearts to receive them.

This interview originally aired on December 21, 2017.

Forever Home 1/4

Jan 4, 2018

Phantom

Phantom is a young male border collie mix, rescued off the euthanasia list. Nice boy that gets along with everyone.

Brutus

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