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BP: Sen. Tina Smith's team visits Duluth on statewide housing listening tour to discuss Native American needs


November 27, 2019

The Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center at the American Indian Community Housing Organization dominates the streetscape on West Second Street in Duluth in 2017. The mural was created by artists Votan Ik and Derek Brown. News Tribune file

DULUTH - Stakeholders in the area's housing shortage met Tuesday, Nov. 26, at American Indian Community Housing Organization in Duluth to discuss the effects current housing challenges have on Native American communities.

U.S. Sen. Tina Smith's staff hosted the conversation as part of a statewide housing listening tour. Osman Ahmed, Smith's housing policy director, moderated the event and said it's the third listening session centered around Native American communities. The others were in Bemidji and Minneapolis.


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