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Resources to help Duluth residents dig out from weekend storm

Advice for helping dig out from weekend snow storm. Advice for helping dig out from weekend snow storm. |  Photo: Kevin Johnson/WDIO

Updated: December 02, 2019 12:37 PM

DULUTH, Minn. -- The City of Duluth says residents who need help from digging out from nearly 20-inches of snow over the weekend can call the following organizations:

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United Way - 211
Provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota.
Provides community resources for snow shoveling.
Can assist qualified applicants in filling out the online Snow Removal Assistance Program application.

Disability HUB MN - 1-866-333-2466
A free statewide resource network that helps solve problems, navigate the system and plan for your future.
Can assist with locating community resources.

Senior Linkage Line - 1-800-333-2433
A free service offered by the State of Minnesota which makes it easy for older adults and their families to find community services or plan for their future.
Can assist with locating community resources.

The City of Duluth also provides the following advice when choosing a snow removal provider:

  • Ask neighbors and friends for referrals.
  • Make sure they have a physical address.
  • Ask for references.
  • Get everything in writing. Sign a contract for the season.
  • Make sure the contract explains services sufficiently.
  • Make sure price is clear.
  • Ask for a breakdown of all charges.
  • Does the contractor have the necessary equipment?  What type of equipment do they use?
  • Be specific about your needs.
  • Verify that they have the required insurance (general liability insurance specifically covering snow removal operations).
  • Ask how quickly they will be able to get to your property.
  • Do they come automatically or do you call when service is needed.
  • Talk to 3 or 4 contractors before you pick one.

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