It's been four months since flooding devastated the streets of Duluth, and now winter is closing in fast. Street crews are racing to get as much work done as they can before snow and ice burrow into holes and makes them even bigger, forcing costs higher, WDIO reports.
Complicating the situation, the city has for years collected some of its street-repair money from the Fond-Du-Luth Casino, but that revenue has been harder for the city to collect, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Now Duluth is mulling options that include higher taxes, steeper street assessments, cuts in city services or a less-ambitious effort to fix streets, the newspaper reports.
Meanwhile, the News Tribune reports that a city marketing campaign paid off after the flood in an effort to lure tourists back after the flooding.