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Situated at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes on the north shore of Lake Superior, Duluth is a port city in Minnesota and is the county seat of Saint Louis County. As the fourth largest city in Minnesota, Duluth has a population of nearly 87,000. Duluth is also the second largest city that is located on Lake Superior, and has the largest metropolitan area on Lake Superior. Duluth forms a metropolitan area with Superior, Wisconsin. Called the Twin Ports, these two cities share the Duluth–Superior harbor and together are the Great Lakes’ largest port and one of the most important, shipping coal, iron ore, and grain. As a tourist destination for the Midwest, Duluth boasts America’s only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge, which spans the short canal into Duluth’s harbor; and Park Point, the world’s longest freshwater sandbar, spanning 6 miles.

Duluth Overview

At the close of the 19th century, Duluth was a thriving city; it was home to more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world and had become a favorite summer playground for the rich and the famous. In the early 20th century, Duluth’s port was the leading port in the United States, surpassing New York City and Chicago in gross tonnage handled. It was also the location for multiple grain elevators, a cement plant, a nail mill, wire mills, and the Duluth Works plant. In the 1950s, Duluth experienced economic hardship with the decline in iron ore shipments, which were a significant element of the city’s economy. By the late 1970s, foreign competition impacted the American steel industry, which eventually led to the closure of the U.S. Steel Duluth Works plant in 1981. Additionally, the steel plant’s closing forced the closing of the cement company, which relied on the steel plant for raw materials. Other industrial activity followed suit with more closures, including shipbuilding, heavy machinery and the Duluth Air Force base. With the decline of the city’s industrial core, the local economic focus shifted to tourism. Old warehouses along the waterfront were converted into cafés, shops, restaurants, and hotels. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Duluth has also become a regional epicenter for banking, retail shopping, and medical care for northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and northwestern Michigan.

We have confirmed that Duluth, Minnesota has numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred over the years. Workers exposed to asbestos-containing products are at risk of developing mesothelioma, a malignant cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Duluth and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Duluth, Minnesota

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Duluth, Minnesota, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • A. W. Kuettel & Sons, Inc.
  • American Steel and Wire Company
  • Aurora Iron and Mining Company
  • Barnes Riverside Shipyard
  • Bethel Home
  • Board of Education
  • Bridgeman – Russell Company
  • Cathedral High School
  • Chicago Nw Warehouse Dept
  • Duluth Air Force Base
  • Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company
  • Duluth Board of Trade Building
  • Duluth Imperial Mill Company
  • Duluth Steam Corp
  • Duluth Street Railway Company
  • Duluth-Missabe Railroad
  • Ed H. Anderson Company of Duluth
  • Elliott and Company
  • Geo C Howe
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Grandview Hospital
  • Great Northern Power Company
  • Interlake Iron
  • International Refinery
  • Jackson School
  • Jefferson School
  • K-Mart
  • Kuettel Warehouse
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Lyceum Blding
  • Marshall-Wells Company
  • Miller Dwan Medical Center
  • Minkota Milling Company
  • Minnesota Power & Light Company
  • Minnesota Steel Company
  • Minntac
  • Northern City National Bank
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Northwest Paper Company
  • Paul W. Abbott Company, Inc.
  • Reserve Mining Company
  • Sky Harbor Airport & Seaplane Base
  • Standard Builders Supply
  • Superior Wood Products Company
  • Superwood Corp
  • U M D Job
  • U.S. Steel
  • University of Minnesota
  • Walter Butler Shipbuilders
  • Wolvin Building Company
  • Zenith Furnace Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Duluth, Minnesota

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice near Duluth, Minnesota. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Robert A. Kratzke
Masonic Cancer Center – University of Minnesota
Health Clinics and Surgery Center
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dr. Aaron S. Mansfield
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, MN 55905

Dr. Tobias Peikert
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, MN 55905

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Duluth, Minnesota

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Minnesota. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

Masonic Cancer Center – University of Minnesota
Masonic Cancer Research Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, MN 55905

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Duluth

Cancer support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling. The following local services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma.

Minnesota Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Essentia Health Cancer Center – Duluth 
Physical Therapy
  • Essentia Health and Fitness Therapy 

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Duluth, Minnesota

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Duluth, Minnesota and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Minnesota.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Duluth, Minnesota

Dean, Omar and Branham, L.L.P.

Dean, Omar & Branham, LLP is a law firm dedicated to using the legal profession to make our community safer. When someone is badly hurt because someone else did not act reasonably, we are here to help provide whatever justice the legal system can give the family who has been wronged.

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

Sieben Polk Law Firm

At Sieben Polk P.A., we provide clients throughout the Upper Midwest with the best features of a large firm within a local-firm environment. This approach allows us to combine the individually tailored legal services that clients want with the law firm resources that they need to fight for their rights.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.

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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.

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