Is the city of Duluth violating the public trust doctrine?

Jul 16, 2019

Enjoying Lester Park in April of this year
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The city of Duluth is proposing to sell 50 acres of Lester Park Golf Course to a private developer to build 400 units of housing.

And while Duluth's housing shortage is legendary, opponents wonder if Lester Park is the best place for new housing, regardless of the price.  Neither are they convinced that, even if the golf course isn't financially feasible anymore, opening up the land to development is the best idea.

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So they're having a listening session for the community tonight at Lester Park, where they will walk the golf course and take commentary and ideas from the public.