The Duluth Police Department is investigating vandalism at the Lester Park Elementary Playground. Someone set fire to the plastic mulch beneath a piece of playground equipment. The fire was small and it was put out quickly.
At the Duluth City Council meeting on June 27th, the council voted 5-3 in favor of lifting the ban of selling liquor in the Lester Park and Lakeside neighborhoods. The ban has been in effect since before 1900.
Last year around this time, my wife and I brought the kids to Lester Park for a fun fall afternoon hiking around. We were perplexed when we ran into a group of people dressed in fur and old pioneer clothing. We shrugged our shoulders and moved on.
The investigation into the Lester Park Elementary School playground fire has been completed by authorities. Findings show the incident was indeed arson, as many locals suspected since news broke over the weekend. The playground, which had just recently been completed, caught fire in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 1.