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Buying and Moving Furniture

Craigslist is an on-line site that provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.

Duluth News Tribune

The local newspaper publishes a classifieds section where area residents can place ads to sell items. There is also a Swap Shop section with free ads to trade or give away their good, useable items. You can also check the newspaper for Garage/Rummage Sales. These are sales of used items that are held in the yards and garages of local residents.


Slumberland is a furniture store that occasionally has free, used mattresses to give away to the first person who asks. Call ahead. Phone number is: 218-729-4917.

Goodwill Stores

700 Garfield Ave., 218-722-3050 and 4883 Miller Trunk Hwy, 218-727-0001.
Goodwill stores feature gently-used and new items that are bargains for shoppers. Goodwill stores offer basic items like clothing, house wares, appliances, furniture and more.

Salvation Army Stores

2101 West Superior Street, 218-722-7723
The Salvation Army sells gently used merchandise like furniture, clothing and other household items.

Savers Store

1740 Mall Drive, 218-722-1894
Savers sells new and used household items, furniture, and clothing

Mike’s Recycling and Moving Service

218-206-6003 office, 218-393-1014 cell. Mike's Recycling collects used items from homes where people are moving and sells them at a reduced cost. You can call them to see if they have what you are looking for. They can also deliver it.

Duluth MN Freecycle

An organization open to all who want to recycle an item rather than throw it away. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, or an old door, feel free to post it for others who may need it. You can also post "wanted" requests for items that you are looking for. Everything posted must be FREE, legal and appropriate for all ages.

UMD Free and For Sale Facebook Page

Moving Service

  • U-Haul rents trailers or trucks on a daily basis to move heavy furniture. Their number is 218-722-5562 or 1-800-468-4285.
    Craigslist often lists individuals who have a truck and will provide moving services for a fee.
    Moving companies such as Allied will also provide moving services for a fee.

New Furniture

The local businesses Slumberland (4742 Maple Grove Road, 218-722-9138) and Happy Sleeper (2010 West Superior Street, 218-722-2433) are good places to purchase beds relatively inexpensively. Credit cards are accepted over the phone for purchase. The generally deliver within the UMD area for a fee.

Bus Service

  • UMD students can ride the Duluth Transit Authority buses for free using their University ID card (U Card). Bus schedules are available at the Kirby Information Desk.
  • The Jefferson Line bus departs daily at 3:50 pm from UMD for the Twin Cities. Get schedules and purchase tickets online at or at the UMD Street Level Store. Tickets purchased at the store with a U Card receive 15% discount. 1-800-451-5333.
  • The Greyhound Bus Line offers daily service from Duluth to the Twin Cities, with transfers to other destinations throughout North America. 1-800-231-2222.
  • Skyline Shuttle offers 5 daily van trips to the Minneapolis Airport. 218-724-4676, 1-888-354-2677

Driving in the United States

An international driver's license is valid in Minnesota. Information about obtaining a Minnesota Driver's License can be directed to the Driver's License Exam Station, 4602 Grand Avenue, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, 218-628-4925. To download a copy of the Driver's Training Manual to study for a driver's license exam, go to: Getting a MN State ID will invalidate your international driver's license. Driving laws vary by state. Not all U.S. states will honor your international driver's license.

Minnesota State Identification Card

A Minnesota Identification Card can be used instead of a passport in many cases. Having the State ID card enables you to keep your passport in a safe place, and still carry a valid, picture, identification card with you. The International Student Services Office takes groups of students during the year to obtain the Minnesota ID card at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office, 4602 Grand Avenue. Your passport, I-94, I-20, and Social Security card (if you have one) is required. If you don't have a Social Security Card, you need to get a Certified copy of your Academic Transcript. The ISS Office (KSC 237) can help you with this. There is a fee for the ID card. They are open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Duluth/Superior Phone Directory

Duluth/ Superior telephone directories contain the phone numbers and addresses of Duluth area residents and businesses, as well as maps of Duluth and Superior, lists of area attractions, and government information. If you live off campus, be sure to request one from the phone company when you hook up your phone service.


There are many department stores located in and near the Miller Hill Mall where you can purchase most necessities.

Grocery Stores and Shopping Centers

  • The Mt. Royal Shopping Center is located at the corner of Woodland Avenue and St. Marie Street. It has a grocery store, a pharmacy, a public library, restaurants, and Great Clips for Hair.
  • The Kenwood Plaza Shopping Center on the corner of Arrowhead Road and Kenwood Avenue has a grocery store, a pharmacy, restaurants, and the University Barbers Styling Salon is nearby.
  • The Whole Foods Coop, located at 610 East 4th Street, Duluth, 728-0884 sells organic food, as well as spices, rice/grains/beans that are not available anywhere else.
  • The Plaza Shopping Center, located on Superior Street between 12th and 13th Ave. East has a grocery store and other shops.

Ethnic Restaurants (partial list)


China Station, 4131 Grand Ave, 628-3977


India Palace, 319 West Superior Street, 727-8767


Hanabi, 110 N 1st Ave W, 464-4412
Osaka, 5115 Burning Rd Ste 309, 727-3222
Zen House (2 locations), Downtown Duluth (weekday lunch only), Holiday Center Skywalk Level, 722-9368


Hacienda del Sol, 319 East Superior Street, 722-7296
Burrito Union, 1332 East 4th Street, 728-4414
Mexico Lindo, 600 East Superior Street, 727-1978
Azteca's, 2224 Mountain Shadow Dr, 722-1038


Thai Krathong, 308 Lake Ave South, 733-9774
Sala Thai, 4023 Woodland Ave, 728-4822

Post Office

Mount Royal Station, 200 Mt. Royal Circle (located behind the Mount Royal Shopping Center), is open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday. There is also a post office on campus. The UMD Mailroom is located in 44 Darland Administration Building (basement).

Taxi Service

There are several city-regulated taxi services in Duluth which charge a base rate of $2.00 per mile. See “taxi” in the Yellow Pages of the telephone book for listings.

UMD students who pay student service fees are eligible for Bulldog Taxi. Students pay half the price of a usual taxi ride. You must sign up in the Student Association office (KSC 115) to use the program.

Sister Cities

Duluth Sister Cities International promotes global understanding through mutual respect and cooperation with cultural, economic and educational endeavors. In addition to Petrozavodsk, Duluth’s other Sister Cities are Vaxjo, Sweden; Ohara-Isumi City, Japan; and Thunder Bay, Canada.


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