Sister Cities of Duluth, Minnesota, Home of NSR — The North Star Reports – by Marin Ekstrom. Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy

Sister Cities of Duluth, Minnesota, Home of NSR — The North Star Reports – by Marin Ekstrom. Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

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[Photo 1: Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge, by author]

Everyone has a connection to a certain city or community. Whether people have strong hometown roots or live a bit more nomadically, they often find some way to develop a sense of home and/or strong familiarity based on place. Furthermore, some people may feel deeply associated with a city or town that they do not reside in due to family and friend connections, vacations, media, etc. —even if they have not even visited it before! This sense of both individual identity and sense of community based on location fuels the mission of sister cities across the world. Sister cities strive to make global connections while cultivating their own sense of uniqueness, which fosters…

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