Duluth is a town in and the county seat of St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 86,918. It is a seaport at the westernmost point on Lake Superior, perhaps farther from the ocean than any other seaport. It is linked to the Atlantic Ocean via the Great Lakes and then either the Erie Canal/New York State Barge Canal or the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Duluth forms a single metropolitan area with Superior, Wisconsin, called the Twin Ports. The two cities share a harbor and are one of the most important ports on the Great Lakes. Among the items shipped out are iron ore (taconite) and grain. Both cities have museums devoted to the local nautical heritage. A major destination for tourists is the Aerial Lift Bridge spanning the short canal into Duluth's harbor. It is a vertical lift bridge made even more unique by the fact that it was originally built as an exceedingly rare aerial transfer bridge.
The city is named for Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, the first known European explorer of the area.
The northern terminus of Interstate 35 is in Duluth. The highway extends south through the state to the Twin Cities, although it continues its southerly course to the city of Laredo, Texas.
Web Sites and Links
Clover Valley ForumOnline gathering spot for friends of Clover Valley High School, now closed, north of Palmers. Photos, message board, area links.
Duluth Township Outline MapPart of map of Minnesota State Legislature District 06A.
Duluth TownshipOfficial web site of township government. Includes map of township roads, township board minutes, calendar, archive of bimonthly newsletter in PDF, permit applications, lists of businesses and organizations.
Duluth Township Topographic MapShows land features as well as roads. Also a small map indicating where the Town of Duluth is situated in Minnesota.
French River Lutheran ChurchELCA congregation, with Sunday school and vacation Bible school. Contact information, location, statistics.
Gardenwood Motel & Cabin CourtMotel and cabins on North Shore Scenic Drive, just north of the Duluth city limits. Open year round. Pets allowed. Contact information, location, description of accommodations.
New Scenic CaféLocated on the beautiful North Shore Scenic Drive, overlooking Lake Superior. Serving fresh food with flair.
North Shore Community SchoolA public charter school for boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 6. Introduction to the school and its philosophy, staff directory, calendar, school board information.
Tom's Logging Camp and Trading PostShop on-line for Minnetonka Moccasins, wild rice, and maple syrup.