Public Affairs

6/18 Forever Home

Jun 18, 2015

Atlas:
Atlas is a handsome four year old black Labrador mix who is looking for a home to call his own. He is a friendly boy who would love to go for a hike and then curl up with you at the end of the day. Atlas is a happy dog with a winning smile and a positive outlook on life. Atlas has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.
Smokey:

Eating local is a snap during the summer here in the Northland ... but for most of the months of the year, it's close to impossible unless you've socked away a lot of local produce.

Healthy Duluth/ Bryan French

Duluth bicyclists are proud of how bike-friendly the city has become.

So it's no surprise that when the most recent draft of the redesigned Superior Street was scheduled to be unveiled (next Tuesday, June 23), there was concern that the plan didn't include bike lanes.

Shawna MullenEardley of the Healthy Duluth Coalition says they drafted a letter of support asking for a “'Complete Street' design, including parallel parking, comfortable pedestrian spaces, convenient transit stops, and protected bike lanes" and it's getting a lot of, well ... support:

 Monday at 6pm, KUMD shares a full hour of  "The Congdon Legacy" with interviews and speakers from the Glensheen series "Chester Chat."  Listen for in-depth histories you may not hear in a walking tour of the estate.  Some of the topics include Chester Congdon's service as a legislator, the women of Glensheen and more about the historic estate.  Find links here to explore more about Glensheen as well as a link to images of the Congdon's Westhome.  The Chester Chat series continue at the estate with the next one on Tourism happening June 25, 6:45-8pm.

We wrap up our series "The Congdon Legacy" on Northland Morning on Chester Congdon’s Birthday, born on this day  in 1853.  In honor of the original intention and highlights of design at Glensheen, the current Director at Glensheen shares what he sees could be done to return the estate back to its former glory 100 years ago.

6/11: Forever Home

Jun 11, 2015

Opal came to Animal Allies from another shelter and is looking for her forever home. She is a friendly and relatively quiet beagle, loving and playful. Opal has been spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Glensheen Estate

The Congdon Legacy includes community leadership and family drama, but is also carries the history of luxury in 1910.  Chester and Clara traveled extensively, enjoying life in the western US and here in Duluth, MN.  Chester even traveled by ship to New Zealand, Indonesia, China and back with his buddies.  With the Glensheen mansion right on the water edge in Duluth, Lake Superior was a big part of family life and they had a large boathouse, a breakwater pier and of course they had a yacht. 

Glensheen

When you visit Glensheen: The Historic Congdon Estate you get a glimpse into the past, of life at the turn of the last century.  But this is not just a time-capsule museum, this is a place of family history, of lives lived and a community history that lives on through the estate.

Elizabeth Congdon’s life on the shore of Lake Superior, how she lived and who she was - as a Duluthian, a mother, a grandmother and the last Congdon resident at Glensheen, has long been overshadowed by her untimely death in 1977. 

WILLIAM A. DYCHE

 You may know the Congdon name from Glensheen: The Historic Congdon Estate on Lake Superior in Duluth. It was the home of Chester Congdon and his family, but he was not your typical Duluth tycoon.

6/4 Forever Home

Jun 3, 2015

Pat Castellano of Animal Allies talks about adopting special needs animals like Charlie Brown.

Pupparazzi Companion Animal Photography

Last Thursday (5/25) the St. Louis County Sheriff called Seeds of Hope Youth Ranch in Duluth to rescue four horses and two ponies from a property up the shore.  Seeds of Hope co-founder Russ Krook says the horses were covered in mud, had no food or water, and appear to have been neglected for quite some time.

Islamic Center of the Twin Ports

Since 9/11, extremist Muslims have been using their faith to justify jihad.  Other Muslims have protested against what they say is a distortion of Islam. Non-Muslim people, in many cases, know only what they read in the news and tend to lump all Muslims - and all poorly understood interpretations of the Quran - together. So whose job is it to educate people - those who are misunderstanding or those who are misunderstood?

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

Twice as many seniors are using food shelves in the Northland as did five years ago.

Avera Health

More and better internet infrastructure in rural Minnesota is creating a virtual "perfect storm" of benefits when it comes to health care.

The ability of larger hospitals to extend their services to small rural hospitals via telecommuting and teleconferencing means patients can stay in their homes and communities when they're ill, small hospitals don't have to close, and small communities hang on to jobs.

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