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Other Resources and Information
Craigslist is an on-line site that provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events. http://duluth.craigslist.org/
The local newspaper has a Swap Shop Section. It is published daily in the classifieds section where area residents can place free ads to trade or give away their good, useable items. Unfortunately, this is not available online, but the UMD Library receives the Duluth News Tribune daily paper so you can check it out there.You can also check the newspaper for Garage/Rummage Sales. These are sales of used items that are held in the yards and garages of local residents.
Slumberland is a furniture store that occasionally has free, used mattresses to give away to the first person who asks. Call ahead. Phone number is: 218-729-4917.
700 Garfield Ave., 218-722-3050 and 4883 Miller Trunk Hwy, 218-727-0001.
2101 West Superior Street, 218-722-7723
1740 Mall Drive, 218-722-1894
218-206-6003 office, 218-393-1014 cell. Mike's Recycling collects used items from homes where people are moving and sells them at a reduced cost. You can call them to see if they have what you are looking for. They can also deliver it.
An organization open to all who want to recycle an item rather than throw it away. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, or an old door, feel free to post it for others who may need it. You can also post "wanted" requests for items that you are looking for. Everything posted must be FREE, legal and appropriate for all ages.
The local businesses Slumberland (4742 Maple Grove Road, 218-722-9138) and Happy Sleeper (2010 West Superior Street, 218-722-2433) are good places to purchase beds relatively inexpensively. Credit cards are accepted over the phone for purchase. The generally deliver within the UMD area for free.
An international driver's license is valid in Minnesota. Information about obtaining a Minnesota Driver's License can be directed to the Driver's License Exam Station, 4602 Grand Avenue, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, 218-628-4925. To download a copy of the Driver's Training Manual to study for a driver's license exam, go to: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/Minnesota_Drivers_Manual.pdf Getting a MN State ID will invalidate your international driver's license. Driving laws vary by state. Not all U.S. states will honor your international driver's license.
A Minnesota Identification Card can be used instead of a passport in many cases. Having the State ID card enables you to keep your passport in a safe place, and still carry a valid, picture, identification card with you. The International Student Services Office takes groups of students during the year to obtain the Minnesota ID card at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office, 4602 Grand Avenue. Your passport, I-94, I-20, and Social Security card (if you have one) is required. If you don't have a Social Security Card, you need to get a Certified copy of your Academic Transcript. The ISS Office (KSC 237) can help you with this. There is a fee for the ID card. They are open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Duluth/ Superior telephone directories contain the phone numbers and addresses of Duluth area residents and businesses, as well as maps of Duluth and Superior, lists of area attractions, and government information. If you live off campus, be sure to request one from the phone company when you hook up your phone service.
There are many department stores located in and near the Miller Hill Mall where you can purchase most necessities.
Grocery Stores and Shopping Centers
China Station, 4131 Grand Ave, 628-3977
India Palace, 319 West Superior Street, 727-8767
Hanabi, 110 N 1st Ave W, 464-4412
Hacienda del Sol, 319 East Superior Street, 722-7296
Thai Krathong, 308 Lake Ave South, 733-9774
Mount Royal Station, 200 Mt. Royal Circle (located behind the Mount Royal Shopping Center), is open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday. There is also a post office on campus. The UMD Mailroom is located in 44 Darland Administration Building (basement).
There are several city-regulated taxi services in Duluth which charge a base rate of $2.00 per mile. See “taxi” in the Yellow Pages of the telephone book for listings.
UMD students who pay student service fees are eligible for Bulldog Taxi. Students can ride most places in Duluth for $3 or $2/person if there is more than one rider. You must sign up in the Student Association office (KSC 115) to use the program.
Duluth Sister Cities International promotes global understanding through mutual respect and cooperation with cultural, economic and educational endeavors. In addition to Petrozavodsk, Duluth’s other Sister Cities are Vaxjo, Sweden; Ohara-Isumi City, Japan; and Thunder Bay, Canada.
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