Midway Township Annexation Passed

By KBJR News 1

January 15, 2013 Updated Jan 15, 2013 at 12:10 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The annexation of portions of Midway Township by the City of Duluth has been approved.

Currently, Duluth owns 20 percent of the land in the township which equates to more two thousand acres.

In an eight to one vote, city council members approved the orderly annexation of the land that boarders Interstate 35.

The land provides an economic interest due to the corridor in and out of the city.

Now that the annexation has been passed, Duluth and Midway Township officials will decide on a process that will be filed with the state on how to move forward.

"Land use planning and would become a joint planning effort between the city and the township," Dave Montgomery, Chief Administrative Officer of Duluth, said.

In other words, Duluth and Midway Township officials will both have an equal voice in how the land will be used going forward.

Justin Reis, NNC.