Mar 24, 2024 - News

Kathy Cargill fires back at Duluth community

An aerial view of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge with Park Point on the right

Duluth's Park Point is on the right of this photo. Photo: Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Kathy Cargill has finally broken her silence after months of backlash over her purchasing and leveling of homes on Park Point.

What she said: "I think an expression that we all know—don't pee in your Cheerios—well, (Duluth Mayor Roger Reinert) kind of peed in his Cheerios right there, and definitely I'm not going to do anything to benefit that community," Cargill told the Wall Street Journal.

Context: Cargill, wife of a billionaire heir to the gigantic Cargill company, in December called the homes she bought and demolished "pieces of crap," which offended some neighbors and left others inquiring as to her plans.

The intrigue: Cargill told the WSJ that she has scrapped plans to fund improvements to a local park, open a coffee shop and build a complex for pickleball, basketball and street hockey.

Reality check: This is the first the general public has heard of such plans.

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