Pandemic's toll on tourism hits Duluth hard

DULUTH, Minn. — The Callan family finished their Northern Waters Smokehaus sandwiches and strolled along the Lakewalk a few hours after they arrived in town the Friday before Labor Day. The parents and their young girls were heading back to Roseville that night, but they hoped to catch a quick glimpse of a ship before heading north to explore Gooseberry Falls.“We decided we weren’t going to stay up here this year just because we didn’t want to be in a lodge or a hotel,” Chris Callan said.Duluth’s tourism industry is way down this year, as visitors are opting for day trips and avoiding coronavi…

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