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Boyle reappointed to Port Authority Board of Commissioners

February 8, 2024

Patrick Boyle
Patrick Boyle

DULUTH, Minn. — The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners recently reappointed Patrick Boyle to a second term on the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners.

Originally appointed on Jan. 3, 2017, Boyle’s reappointment is a six-year term set to expire Dec. 31, 2029. He serves currently as vice president of the Port Authority board. The Duluthian also chaired the St. Louis County board in 2023 and is presently the District 2 commissioner, serving also as chair of the board’s Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee. He served previously on the Duluth City Council.

A graduate of Superior Senior High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Boyle earned his master’s degree from St. Catherine University and works as a nurse practitioner for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is an independent public agency created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1955 to foster regional maritime and economic development and advocate for port interests. The Port Authority is governed by a seven-member board of commissioners – two appointed by the governor of Minnesota, two by the St. Louis County board and three by the Duluth City Council.


More than 700 vessels and 30 million short tons of cargo move through the Port of Duluth-Superior each year, making it the Great Lakes’ largest tonnage port and one of the nation’s top 20. The port supports more than 7,000 jobs and contributes $1.3 billion in business revenue to the regional economy. Learn more at