City by City: Duluth, International Falls, Grand Rapids

Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 6:12 PM CDT
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Duluth, MN- An artist of the Smithsonians record label is celebrating a career milestone in the Northland. Charlie Parr, an Austin, Minnesota native and renowned country blues musician, just released a new album titled “Last of the Better Days Ahead.” To celebrate, he will be performing at the NorShor Theater before his international European tour. Parr’s performance will take place Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are still on sale.

International Falls, MN- Earlier this week, city officials in the State’s northern-most city announced a sweeping proposal to make big changes to a crucial community landmark. International Falls officials stated that they will seek over $15 million in state bonding money to be used in the Kerry Park Revitalization Project. An integral part of the project will be reconstructing the park’s hockey arena; however, Mayor Harley Droba has claimed this is a community project, not just a hockey project. For more details on the massive project, click here.

Grand Rapids, MN- Local restaurants and United way of 1,000 Lakes are teaming up to support the community of Grand Rapids. The 2021 Dining United program will feature a dozen community restaurants and businesses, who will all be donating a portion of their proceeds to United Way’s mission. A few of the businesses participating in the impactful fundraiser are Brewed Awakening Coffee Shop, The Locker Room Bar and Grill, and the fundraiser’s co-organizer: Rapids Brewing Company. The fundraiser is running now until Nov. 18. Donations can also be made here.

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