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Destination Duluth’s Top 5 Must-See Outdoor Stops

This weekend is the much-anticipated arrival of Tall Ships to the Duluth Port! After you’ve visited the Tall Ships and want to get away from the crowds and traffic, these are our 5 top places to explore. All are on Duluth’s

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Vain Salon, a thriving boutique salon in downtown Duluth

Another UMD CED Entrepreneur Success Story Kelsey O’Neil was raised in Marquette, MI and the Detroit, MI areas. Her grandmother, who owned a number of small businesses, was a huge influence in her life; especially inspiring Kelsey’s development as a

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Granite Gear founder opens Coffee/Bike Shop

  In 1986 Dan Cruikshank and Jeff Knight started Granite Gear after the two were on a paddling trip in the boundary waters. The business has grown into an internationally respected brand of outdoor gear. Dan decided to start on

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Duluth in top 25 Best Cities for Music Fans

    Duluth ranks in the top 25 Best U.S. Cities for Music Fans. According to a new study conducted by, which looked at 15 different data points grouped into three categories in order to determine the best U.S. cities for

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Sheet Metal Solutions grows from entrepreneurial tenacity

Mark LaTour contacted the UMD Center for Economic Development (UMD CED) to receive Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consulting assistance a number of years ago. At that time he and a partner wanted to discuss starting a HVAC/sheet metal fabrication

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