Duluth, Minnesota

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Duluth is a major port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County.wikipedia
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Minnesota

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Duluth is a major port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County.
Urban centers in "Greater Minnesota" include Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud.

St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Duluth is a major port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County.
Its county seat is Duluth.

List of cities in Minnesota

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Duluth has a population of 85,884 and is the 4th largest city in Minnesota.

North Shore (Lake Superior)

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Situated on the north shore of Lake Superior at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes, Duluth is accessible to oceangoing vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2300 mi away via the Great Lakes Waterway and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. During the 1980s, plans were underway to extend Interstate 35 through Duluth and up the North Shore, bringing new access to the city.
The North Shore of Lake Superior runs from Duluth, Minnesota, United States, at the southwestern end of the lake, to Thunder Bay and Nipigon, Ontario, Canada, in the north to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in the east.

Twin Ports

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It has the largest metropolitan area on the lake, with a population of 279,771 in 2010, the second-largest in the state. Duluth forms a metropolitan area with neighboring Superior, Wisconsin; together they are called the Twin Ports.
The Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin, are located at the western part of Lake Superior (the westernmost of North America's Great Lakes) and together are considered the largest freshwater port in the world.

Saint Lawrence Seaway

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Situated on the north shore of Lake Superior at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes, Duluth is accessible to oceangoing vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2300 mi away via the Great Lakes Waterway and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
The Saint Lawrence Seaway (la Voie Maritime du Saint-Laurent) is a system of locks, canals, and channels in Canada and the United States that permits oceangoing vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes of North America, as far inland as Duluth, Minnesota at the western end of Lake Superior.

Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Bridgeincluding one converted
A tourist destination for the Midwest, Duluth features the United States' only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge, which spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth–Superior Harbor; and Minnesota Point (known locally as Park Point), the world's longest freshwater baymouth bar, spanning 6 mi.
The Aerial Lift Bridge, earlier known as the Aerial Bridge or Aerial Ferry Bridge, is a landmark in the port city of Duluth, Minnesota.

Superior, Wisconsin

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Duluth forms a metropolitan area with neighboring Superior, Wisconsin; together they are called the Twin Ports.
Superior and the neighboring city across the bay, Duluth, Minnesota, form a single metropolitan area called the Twin Ports.

Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut

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The city is named for Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, the first known European explorer of the area. The French explorer Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, whose name is sometimes anglicized as "DuLuth", explored the Saint Louis River in 1679.
Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut (c. 1639 – 25 February 1710) was a French soldier and explorer who is the first European known to have visited the area where the city of Duluth, Minnesota, is now located and the headwaters of the Mississippi River near Bemidji, Minnesota.

Great Lakes Aquarium

A tourist destination for the Midwest, Duluth features the United States' only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge, which spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth–Superior Harbor; and Minnesota Point (known locally as Park Point), the world's longest freshwater baymouth bar, spanning 6 mi.
The Great Lakes Aquarium opened in 2000 and is located on the Duluth waterfront.

Treaty of Fond du Lac

Treaties of Fond du Lac
Two Treaties of Fond du Lac were signed by natives with the United States in the present neighborhood of Fond du Lac in 1826 and 1847, by which the Ojibwe ceded land to the American government.
The Treaty of Fond du Lac may refer to either of two treaties made and signed in Duluth, Minnesota between the United States and the Ojibwe (Chippewa) Native American peoples.

Ojibwe

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The Anishinaabe, also known as the Ojibwe or Chippewa, have inhabited the Lake Superior region for more than 500 years.
(This has since been developed as the present-day Duluth/Superior cities.) The people were directed in a vision by the miigis being to go to the "place where there is food (i.e., wild rice) upon the waters."

Fitger's Brewing Company

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While the brewery "was not a pecuniary success", a few decades later it became the Fitger Brewing Company.
Fitger's Brewing Company was a beer manufacturer in Duluth, Minnesota, United States, from 1881 to 1972.

Saint Louis River

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The French explorer Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, whose name is sometimes anglicized as "DuLuth", explored the Saint Louis River in 1679.
Near the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin, the river becomes a freshwater estuary.

Duluth Works

Along with the Duluth Works steel plant, US Steel developed Morgan Park, as a company town for steel workers.
The Duluth Works was an industrial steel and cement manufacturing complex located in Duluth, Minnesota, in operation 1915 to 1987.

Fond du Lac (Duluth)

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Pierre-Esprit Radisson and Médard des Groseilliers explored the Duluth area, Fond du Lac (Bottom of the Lake) in 1654 and again in 1660.
Fond du Lac is a neighborhood in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.

Morgan Park, Duluth, Minnesota

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Along with the Duluth Works steel plant, US Steel developed Morgan Park, as a company town for steel workers.
Morgan Park is a neighborhood in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.

Thunder Bay

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It is the 2nd largest city on Lake Superior, after Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Lake Superior

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It is the 2nd largest city on Lake Superior, after Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The larger cities on Lake Superior include the twin ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Marquette, Michigan; and the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

J. Proctor Knott

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Early doubts about the Duluth area's potential were voiced in "The Untold Delights of Duluth," a speech U.S. Representative J. Proctor Knott of Kentucky gave in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 27, 1871.
In the speech, he lampooned the remote town of Duluth, Minnesota.

Work People's College

The Finnish community of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) members published a widely read labor newspaper Industrialisti. From 1907 to 1941, the Finnish Socialist Federation and then the IWW operated Work People's College, an educational institution that taught classes from a working-class, socialist perspective.
Work People's College ( Finnish: Työväen Opisto) was a radical labor college (a type of a folk high school governed by the worker's movement) established in a largely rural area just outside Duluth, Minnesota in 1907 by the Finnish Socialist Federation of the Socialist Party of America.

Interstate 35

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During the 1980s, plans were underway to extend Interstate 35 through Duluth and up the North Shore, bringing new access to the city.
It stretches from Laredo, Texas, near the Mexican-American border to Duluth, Minnesota, at Minnesota Highway 61 (London Road) and 26th Avenue East.

Lynching of Olli Kinkkonen

Olli Kinkkonen
In September 1918, at the beginning of U.S. involvement in the Great War, a group calling itself the Knights of Liberty dragged Finnish immigrant Olli Kinkkonen from his boarding house, tarred and feathered him, and lynched him.
He was lynched in Duluth, Minnesota on September 18, 1918, for renouncing his citizenship because he did not want to fight in World War I.

Canal Park, Duluth

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Combined with the new rock beach and Lakewalk, these changes developed the new Canal Park as a trendy tourism-oriented district.
Canal Park is a tourist and recreation-oriented district of Duluth, Minnesota, United States.

Industrial Workers of the World

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The Finnish community of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) members published a widely read labor newspaper Industrialisti. From 1907 to 1941, the Finnish Socialist Federation and then the IWW operated Work People's College, an educational institution that taught classes from a working-class, socialist perspective.
The Finnish-language newspaper of the IWW, Industrialisti, published in Duluth, Minnesota, a center of the mining industry, was the union's only daily paper.