Hermantown Marketplace District Looks to Expand

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Hermantown Marketplace District Looks to Expand

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The city of Hermantown is expanding their marketplace area near Haines Road and Miller Trunk Highway.

City officials unveiled a new Hermantown Marketplace sign in front of the Kwik Trip at Haines Road and Maple Grove Road.

They hope highlighting the area will get more businesses to move to Hermantown in the coming years.

“We’ve had a really good start with all the existing businesses that we’ve had in the marketplace and just hoping to expand on that in the years to come,” said Hermantown Community Development Director Eric Johnson.

“We’ve had some great people here with Fleet Farm coming in as well, getting a lot more people into Hermantown and just looking to expand on that

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Hermantown Area Chamber Announces Logo Contest Winners

The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Hermantown High School in a logo competition which called for students to create a logo they felt positively represented Hermantown, the business community, and area as a whole. The winner of the competition, Freshman Rose-Anne Sauve will be working with a professional graphic designer on her created logo to finalize the new Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce logo.

Sauve explained that the image featured in the logo starts as a feather at the bottom, but turns into a wave.  It has a double meaning. The waves symbolize strength, flow of life, and freedom.  Water is soft, but firm and strong. The wing, on the other hand, is a symbol of freedom, purity,

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Duluth Airshow Ends on a High Note

June 04, 2017 10:56 PM

It was a high flying weekend in Duluth as pilots from all over the country showcased their talents in the sky for the annual airshow.

“If you get a chance to walk around (the airshow), you will see aircraft going all the way back to before World War 2 obviously up to the F-35, which is one of the most modern aircraft we have and everything in between,” said Roger Reinert, one of the event’s organizers.

“Five days ago we were like what are we going to do with these clouds and the rains,” said Reinert.

Duluth Airshow Ends on a High Note
However, Mother Nature cooperated in time for the skies to be

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New Miller Creek Medical Clinic Now Open

January 23, 2017

HERMANTOWN, Minn. -The new Miller Creek Medical Clinic in Hermantown is now open.

The clinic opened its doors on December 19th and held their community open house and ribbon cutting ceremony today.

St. Luke’s officials are hoping the new clinic will allow them to expand on services they offered at their old location.

“We’re trying to create a more convenient option and access of care for those patients so they can stay up in the community where they live and work versus having to go downtown for some of those specialty services,” says clinic director Ben Bengtson.

The new clinic is located on Loberg Avenue near HOM Furniture and Fleet Farm.

It offers urgent care services from

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Hermantown Schools PTO presents:  Educational Spelling Challenge

The Educational Spelling Challenge encourages our students to learn 30 age-appropriate spelling words.  Students will ask family and friends to sponsor them for each correctly spelled word or give a flat donation.

This year, our Educational Spelling Challenge runs from Oct. 24 – Nov. 11.  All of the students who turn in their donations will be entered into raffle and grand prize drawings for Fliker Air Scooters, an Adventure Zone Ultimate Party Package, and other donated prizes.  The goal is for each student to raise $70.

This challenge is the biggest fundraiser of the year which has allowed our school to limit the number of fundraising requests we send out to parents throughout the year.  In the past, money raised

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Record Sales Tax in Hermantown for the month of August 2016

October 19, 2016

The City of Hermantown collected the highest amount of sales tax revenue ever in the month of August. The City collected $324,663 in sales tax, which included sales tax from Fleet Farm for 15 days of August. The City of Hermantown had over $1 million in taxable sales per day during August (more than $10,000 per day in for sales tax). Previously, August of 2015 had the highest amount of sales tax collected; $319,498.

The City of Hermantown has had a sales tax since April 1997. In April of 2013, the sales tax rate increased from .5% to 1%. In the last twelve months (August 2015 to July 2016), The City collected $2,640,499, averaging $245,041 per month.

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For immediate release:  New Facilities Open House
Contact: Kerry Juntunen
Phone: W:  218-626-6001 C:  218-591-1096
Email: kjuntunen@isd700.org

Where: Hermantown Middle-High School, 4335 Hawk Circle Drive, Hermantown, MN 55811

When: 5-7 p.m., Monday, September 19, 2016.
A brief program begins at 5:30 p.m. in High School Auditorium.

Please join us as we celebrate the opening of the new addition and renovations to the Hermantown Middle and High Schools. The program will feature community members highlighting the project from inception to completion. The Hermantown Middle and High Schools will be available for touring before and after the ceremony.

The approximately $38 million project includes converting the existing High School into a Middle School and constructing a new High

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St. Luke’s Clinic in Hermantown going up in High-Profile Location

It’s Hermantown, so perhaps it’s not surprising a hockey analogy was used in describing construction of a new medical clinic.

“Congratulations for having the vision to see where the puck is going,” said Karen Pionk, executive director of the Hermantown Chamber of Commerce, during a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for the St. Luke’s Miller Creek Medical Clinic.

The Duluth hospital already has a Miller Creek Medical Clinic, on Miller Trunk Highway next to Skyline Lanes bowling alley. It opened in 1996.

But the replacement clinic will be bigger — about 20,000 square feet versus about 14,000 square feet. It will be able to offer procedures and specialists not available at the current clinic, said John Strange, St. Luke’s CEO.


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New Hermantown Hotel Opens in Time for Marathon Weekend

A month ago, it appeared that the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Hermantown might not be open in time for the busy Grandma’s Marathon weekend.

But — in some good news for both the business and for runners looking for a last-minute place to stay — the five-story, 80-room hotel opened its doors on Thursday. It’s located south of Miller Trunk Highway and west of Haines Road.

“Weis Builders did a great job keeping everything on schedule,” General Manager Brianna Vander Heyden said. “If people are still without hotel rooms for Grandma’s Marathon, we’re open and here to help.

Vander Heyden said the hotel didn’t want to take reservations until they could fully serve guests.

Hotel amenities include

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The Hermantown Talons 5232 Robotics Team competeted in and won the Northern Lights Regional March 4th-6th at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). The Talons went up against 60 other teams from around Minnesota in this battle of the bots. The team’s next step is the World Championships in St. Louis, MO.

And they need your help! They have a short time to raise the money needed to fund their team to St. Louis. If you are interested in donating, please visit their GoFunMe Page.

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