In the hole: Minnesota residents, businesses charged monthly fee to fix city streets

Tom Steward
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Sep 02, 2014 5:00 AM
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In the hole: Minnesota residents, businesses charged monthly fee to fix city streets

DULUTH, Minn. — You quickly get a clue about the scope of Duluth’s street repair problem by logging onto the city website.

People who click on the “Duluth Progress” tab to view a list of street-improvement projects soon run into a dead-end link. A “404” error message pops up on the face of a “Do Not Enter” wrong-way sign — at the time of this writing, Friday afternoon.

No wonder many Duluth taxpayers have communicated their own “404” error message to the city over a new street improvement fee on August utility bills.