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Beyond the Headlines: the future of Mayor Larson's Street Improvement Plan

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DULUTH, MN -

Do you live here, in Duluth?

Or are you one of more than 35,000 people who commute to Duluth every day, or part of the Twin Ports' more than 6 and a half million annual visitors?

If any of these titles applies to you, then you know Duluth has some serious street issues.

In a 2015 National Citizens Survey, 91 percent of Duluth residents surveyed lacked confidence in the city's 450 miles worth of roadways. 

According to city leaders, more than 55 percent of Duluth's streets are listed in critical condition. 

But the Zenith City is facing an uphill battle in more ways than one when it comes to fixing the problem. That's because it's a problem fueled by Northern Minnesota's four seasons, and exacerbated by a lack of adequate funding. 

But now, the voters have spoken, and, as Duluth Mayor Emily Larson hopes, a solution is on the horizon.

Join us for this Beyond the Headlines, where Mayor Larson explains the history of her efforts to fix Duluth's road issues, and more on where the plan goes from here. 

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