‘Why I Vote Duluth’ as the Best Town in America

By KBJR News 1

‘Why I Vote Duluth’ as the Best Town in America

May 23, 2014 Updated May 23, 2014 at 2:06 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Outdoor Magazine is on the lookout for the Best Town in America for outdoor lifestyles and Duluth is well on its way to taking the title!

Paddlers from UMD battled ice chunks this morning in Canal Park to prove why Duluth is the best place to live. The "bracket like" contest started last week, with Duluth showing strong votes and is doing well against its current competitor, Athens, Ohio.

"Outside Magazine has voted us into the top ten before, but its always been by their choice. But indeed Duluth is in the top ten all the time, but if we can reach the number one position, because we are you know, then we can tell the world that Duluth has been voted the number one city, number one outside city in America,” Destination Duluth, Jerry Thoreson, said.

Organizers hope that Duluthians will take pictures at their favorite outdoor places, holding signs that say "Why I Vote Duluth.com". The last day to vote Duluth in the top 16 ends tomorrow. You can vote by clicking here.

Alyssa Chrisinger