Press Release: Gamechanger for DECC Operations

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DECC Interim Executive Director, Roger Reinert at or 218-623-1201



Gamechanger for DECC Operations


Duluth, MN (May 6, 2021) – The announcement by Governor Walz today of a significant easing in capacity restrictions, and a finish line for all pandemic-related restrictions, is a gamechanger for large venues like the DECC. “The DECC is made to host people by the hundreds and thousands, not the ones and the tens,” said Roger Reinert, DECC Interim Executive Director. The DECC is a public authority with a public mission to be a gathering space. The easing of restrictions means the DECC can once again become a place for the community to meet in larger numbers.

“Today’s announcement removes many asterisks. We’re excited for a full summer of activities at Bayfront, and a busy fall season inside the DECC,” said Reinert. “Credit to the small but mighty team that has ensured the DECC survive the pandemic. Our primary focus now is to refresh, repair, and retrain in order to meet the coming level of activity.”

The DECC is, and will continue to, follow all current COVID-19 protocols and safety measures.


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The Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) is a publicly-owned multi-use facility located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota.  The DECC’s mission is to provide a multidimensional entertainment and convention facility with high-quality integrated support services that will maximize the economic and social benefit to the regional business community, investors, clients and customers.  The DECC operates its facility with the highest regard for environmental sustainability.