Flood delays Duluth conference for Minnesota mayors and city officials

The annual League of Minnesota Cities conference is in Duluth this week, but Wednesday’s activities were canceled because of the storm and flood problems in the city.

The conference picked up this morning, an hour late, and organizers say the scheduled will be “compressed, but largely unchanged.”

Said the group on its website:

Thank you for your patience as we worked with the City of Duluth to assess safety concerns. While the City is under a state of emergency due to significant flooding, northbound Interstate 35 from the Twin Cities to Duluth has reopened and the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and surrounding hotels were not significantly impacted. The City of Duluth has helped us determine that the conference should proceed on Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22.

Safety was our primary concern in making this decision. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and well-wishes for folks in the Duluth area as everyone deals with a unique and trying situation.

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