Duluth: Wilco gets key to city; $3M tourism loss; Polar bear return uncertain

Mayor Ness gives Wilco key to city

Duluth News Tribune: “The first show of a busy Bayfront Festival Park season was like that: An unleashing of people who have been cooped up indoors for too long listening to bands play in dark bars.”

Will climate change influence Duluth’s rebuilding plans?

Daily Circuit: “As Duluth continues its cleanup efforts following the June 20 flood, plans to rebuild could be influenced by climate change. The flood caused major damage to the city’s infrastructure, public works and private property.”

Duluth tourism takes $3 million hit after flooding

KARE11: “Damage from record-breaking flooding in northeast Minnesota has caused a major loss for Duluth’s tourism industry.”

Duluth zoo: Polar bear’s return after flood undecided

Pioneer Press: “The Duluth zoo probably will reopen late this week, but when — and if — the zoo’s popular polar bear and two seals will return from the Como Zoo in St. Paul is unknown.”

Minnesota reverend loses church over support of same-sex marriage

FOX News: “Rev. Oliver White is looking for a new house of worship, after serving as pastor for 22 years of Grace United Community Church of Christ in Saint Paul, Minn., KMSP Fox 9 reports.”

Are family vacations worth it?

Room for Debate: “Should parents soldier forth and try to create those irreplaceable family memories? Or take a real break by zipping off without the kids?”

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