division.bellA friend of mine that attended UMD lived in one of the most crime infested areas of Duluth for a year. I had no idea at the time of course and would wander the neighborhoods drunk as fuck trying to see what I could find. Hearing about some shooting on the news a year or so later was a wake up call to hear it happened less than a block away from where I took my drunk strolls. Live and you learn I guess.
There are some sketchy ass places in Duluth, inevitable with the city's history, but for the most part it's an awesome place to be. Superior...not so much. As mentioned, the beach is cool, but that's about it.
(Born in WI, lived in MN for most of my life.)
.Rybak.Yeah now supposedly there's just a ton of natives that are just like stealing and beating the shit out of random people at night. That could have been a while back though.
You definitely wouldn't catch me in downtown Duluth at night.
I used to walk through these neighborhoods all the time when I was in college, I have friends who live there. It's not really as bad as people make it out to be. If you don't bother anyone there, they won't bother you, at least if you are a guy. I'd have second thoughts walking around alone at night down there if i was a woman. In my experience, you're more likely to get into a fight with douchey college bros than a random sketchy dude.
Source: Born and raised in Duluth
inb4 ns collecively shits their pants then rushes into a back alley to furiously masturbate into a dumpster. -PJS.