Duluth luncheon honors annual community achievements

By KBJR News 1

April 29, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 8:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Hundreds packed Clyde Iron in Duluth for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's luncheon honoring a year of community achievement.

City Attorneys and Duluth Police were honored for closing the Last Place on Earth while CHUM was awarded for the creation of the Steve O'Neil Apartments.

Duluth LISC is celebrating its 17th year in Duluth.

LISC founding member, Sister Kathleen Hofer says the goal of the luncheon was to honor the organizations that have worked together to make Duluth a great city.

"One of the things that LISC is able to do because of its role and mission, is to bring all these public and private organizations together that are working together to celebrate all the good things that have happened," said Sister Kathleen Hofer, founder of LISC.

Duluth LISC has invested $75.6 million into the economy in an effort to revitalize Duluth's core neighborhoods.

They have been focusing on the Hillside, Lincoln Park, Morgan Park and West Duluth.