Duluth Virtual Now Open

You’ve asked, you’ve pleaded and guess what? The Duluth Virtual Shop is now LIVE! 🎉 Don’t snooze, because the pre-order shop closes its doors on June 30.
All the items in our shop are now available for pre-order, so you can secure your Duluth treasures before they fly off the virtual shelves! Remember, the shop will close its doors on June 30, so make sure to grab your favorites before it’s too late.
Mark your calendars because starting July 28, you can swing by City Hall to pick up your order. Keep an eye on your inbox for pick-up instructions when they become available. Please note, the trucker caps will be available for pickup in mid-late August.

B.B. Harris 5th Graders Learn About Local Government

Today, the 5th grade students of B.B. Harris Elementary School embarked on a memorable field trip to Duluth City Hall, providing them with an invaluable opportunity to learn about local government and engage with key city officials.

The day commenced with a gathering of 130 enthusiastic students in the council chambers, where they were greeted by City officials including Mayor Nancy Harris, City Manager James Riker, and representatives from Parks & Recreation and Public Works. The speakers shared insights into their respective roles and the significance of their departments in shaping the city’s progress.

Divided into groups, the students embarked on a comprehensive tour of City Hall, venturing into various departments and encountering firsthand the inner workings of municipal governance. Each department welcomed the eager learners, offering informative overviews and generously dedicating time for students to pose thought-provoking questions. The departments visited included Finance, Storm Water, Community Development, Economic Development & Marketing, the Business Office, and the Clerk’s Office.

Highlighting the itinerary was a captivating presentation by the Police Department on the Festival Center stage. The students were enthralled as they witnessed the demonstration of cutting-edge drone technology employed by the department, showcasing its invaluable contributions to public safety and law enforcement efforts. Additionally, one of Duluth’s beloved K9 Officers, Clodo, charmed the young audience, providing insight into the vital role played by police dogs in the community.

“It is vital for young individuals to understand the functioning of local government and the impact it has on their daily lives. The B.B. Harris field trip to City Hall allowed us to engage with these students, answering their questions, and inspiring them to consider careers in public service. We are committed to fostering a sense of civic duty among our youth, and today’s field trip was an important step in that direction,” said Talore Ruedt, Senior Marketing & Outreach Coordinator for the City of Duluth.

The BB Harris Elementary School’s field trip to Duluth City Hall not only fostered a deeper understanding of municipal governance among the 5th graders but also inspired them to become active participants in shaping their community’s future. By providing a platform for interaction with city officials and exposure to various departments, this excursion has undoubtedly planted the seeds for future leaders and responsible citizens.

Duluth Derby Day 2023

Our hats are off to everyone who joined us for Duluth Derby Day in Downtown Duluth! It was a day full of horsing around, mint juleps and wide-brimmed hats. Check out these photos from the event and see if you can spot any of our Best Dressed contestants. We’re already looking forward to next year’s race!

Thank you to Dustin Grau Photography for capturing all of these great moments!

April’s Duluth Dog of the Month

Can we hear a round of a-paws for April’s dog of the month: Sadie!
Sadie’s humans said that she is a one-year-old toy poodle who loves walking the trails! And fun fact: Sadie was the FIRST Duluth dog to take the Pet Waste Pledge. Who knew Sadie was a trendsetter?!
For her dedication to helping keep our waterways clean and local ecosystems intact, Tiger Tails Animal Hospital has partnered with us to offer a great prize pack to our Dog of the Month!
Take the pledge and your pup (or pups) may just be featured as our next Dog of the Month!

Connect Duluth: April’s Virtual Civic Meeting

Connect Duluth gives you the chance to interact with your elected officials from the comfort of your own home. This is your opportunity to engage with them about the topics that interest you the most. Tonight, we have a special treat for you as Mayor Harris goes undercover at City Hall in the Code Compliance division to learn more about how the city operates behind the scenes.
We also have the debut of Coffee with Council on the Activity Lawn! Duluth Resident, Shenee Holloway, invites Council Member Whitlock to chat about how Duluth is always raising the standards. This segment offers a unique opportunity to learn about the initiatives and improvements that are making Duluth a better place to live. Next up, Eduardo Duran, Junior at Duluth High School, will be sharing 6 facts about Duluth that you probably haven’t heard before!
To cap off the night, Mayor Harris will be answering pre-submitted questions from viewers like you. Didn’t submit your question on time? Don’t worry! Share it in the comments during the live video and one of our staff members will get you an answer.
Did you miss the live or hop on late? Catch the replay at your convenience right here! We hope you enjoy this special glimpse into the inner workings of Duluth and have a great time connecting with your community.