abc
QUICK LINKS:

Councilors Back Doubling Duluth's Public Intoxication Fee

Updated: 06/23/2014 10:45 PM
Created: 06/23/2014 10:44 PM WDIO.com

At Monday's City Council meeting, councilors unanimously backed a proposal to double Duluth's public intoxication fee. 

The measure starts the process of moving the fine from $100 to $200. Councilor Howie Hanson, who introduced the resolution, said he had heard support for the move from the Duluth Police Department. 

"What it really does is supports the Duluth Police Department and gives them a little more teeth to their ability to do their job for public intoxication, it's as simple as that," Hanson said. "It's a statement from the city that we're going to be a little bit tougher on that part of our crime."

Hanson says that according to the City Charter, the Council has the initiate an action like this. Next the city attorney has to bring the proposal to the district court and get approval there before any change could go into effect.

Front Page

  • Charge Against Woman in Arrest Video Dismissed

    A judge has dismissed a charge against a woman seen in a video of a controversial Superior arrest.  At a hearing Friday, Judge Kelly Thimm approved a motion to dismiss a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge against Natasha Lancour.

  • Justin's 2014-2015 Winter Prediction

    Winter is right around the corner and the question on everybody's mind is will we have a winter like last year.  With record stretches of cold and record snowfall last year is one we one like to forget. Chief meteorologist Justin Liles lets us know what we can expect this year

  • Woman in Douglas Co. Shootout was found Unresponsive in House Fire Day Before

    A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after an armed standoff with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday, authorities say that same woman was found by her neighbors unresponsive and not breathing after they saw flames coming from a downtown Lake Nebagamon home. 

  • Funding for Military Funeral Personnel Restored

    On Thursday, Rep. Rick Nolan received a letter from the Secretary of the Army that funding for the playing of "Taps," a rifle salute, and delivering a folded American flag will be restored.

  • Preparing for Ebola: Health System Working Together

    People who work in the Northland's health system are communicating on a regular basis, to prepare for Ebola, even though it's unlikely to appear here.

 
Advertisement