Duluth council OKs zoo transfer

Source: Associated Press, Jan 26 2009 9:35PM

The Duluth City Council has approved transferring management of the Lake Superior Zoo from the city to a nonprofit group. By a vote of 6-3, the council voted Monday night to turn over operation of the 85-year-old zoo to the Lake Superior Zoological Society. ….. Councilors who opposed it say it might violate the labor contract between the city and its largest labor union, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The Lake Superior Zoological Society has said it will not retain the city zookeepers and instead will hire other employees at lower wages.

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