City by City: Iron Range, Duluth, Minnesota
Iron Range- The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is expanding its “Summer Buddy Backpacks” program. The backpacks include shelf-stable foods for kids to eat over the weekend. The program coincides with their summer-long Meet Up and Chow Down program that provides free lunch to students Mondays through Thursdays. New pickup locations for the weekend meals are Mondays in Eveleth, Tuesdays in Gilbert and Wednesdays in Keewatin.
Duluth, MN- A meeting was held on July 12 to discuss the future of the Mission Creek Bridge and Highway 23 reconstruction. Work originally began in May of 2017 to replace the Highway 23 bridge over Mission Creek but was halted that summer after disturbing a Native American Burial Site. Landscape restoration efforts in the cemetery area began last month. A video recording of the meeting can be found, here.
Minnesota- The DNR is hosting a webinar focused on the state’s efforts to update the Wolf Management Plan. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and comments. Still, in its draft phase, the plan will help state officials know what to do in the event the animal once again comes off the endangered list. The population made a great recovery while it was originally protected under the Endangered Species Act. It came off the list in 2021 but has since returned. The meeting is Wednesday, July 13.
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