USS Minneapolis St. Paul planning for commissioning in May in Duluth
After a delay due to a major gear problem, things are looking up for the USS Minneapolis St. Paul. The repair is complete, and the ship is being put back together, according to an article by the U.S. Naval Institute News.
This summer, the commander, Alfonza White, stopped in Duluth for the first time, to learn more about the city.
He stays in touch with the commissioning committee. The chair, Brian Skon, shared, "We are still tracking to have a commissioning in May of 2022, in the port of Duluth."
He went on to say about the repair, "This is good news. For one thing, the Navy needs the warship. WIth that obstacle out of the way, we can move on to commissioning."
There will be trials for the fix coming up this fall in the Green Bay area, according to Skon.
You can start signing up now for tickets. There are about 7000 available. "It’s important to get your names in now. It’s a process to get invited," Skon added.
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They are also still fundraising for the ceremony.