Avenue named after Knowlton

Published 10:29 am Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sixteenth Ave. NE has a new honorary name — Knowlton Avenue.

City Council members voted this week in favor of honoring Richard Knowlton with the street name.

Knowlton will be stepping down as chair of the Hormel Foundation in coming weeks, and members of the foundation wanted to honor him publicly.

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City officials said the street name will remain 16th Ave. NE and nobody will need to change their address, but a “Knowlton Avenue” sign will be erected at 16th Ave. NE and Sixth Street.

Knowlton has chaired the Hormel Foundation since 1995.