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Hotel coming to Duluth’s historic former City Hall

DULUTH – Visitors will soon be able to sleep in the former council chambers when a 13-room boutique hotel opens this summer in Duluth’s historic Old City Hall.

“We are designing the space to bring the stories of Duluth to life in a big bold way,” owner Rod Raymond said in a news release. “The interior design blends the glamour of the Roaring ’20s with bright contemporary art, against a Romanesque backdrop, telling a new story of vibrancy and abundance for the future of Duluth.”

The Oliver Traphagen-designed building at 132 E. Superior St. served as City Hall from 1889

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Jeff Bezos’ departure as Amazon CEO comes on the heels of a historic quarter

In a letter to Amazon employees published Tuesday afternoon, Jeff Bezos announced that he would step down as CEO and transition to executive chairman, where he’ll focus on “new products and early initiatives.” Andy Jassy, who is currently CEO of Amazon Web Services, will replace him.

“Jeff Bezos really knows how to go out on a high note, and the news of his stepping down from the CEO role will certainly overshadow what was a truly historic quarter,” said Andrew Lipsman, eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence.

“Amazon’s huge topline performance in Q4—bolstered by Prime Day in October, a

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