Congratulate a cop

Really, there’s no end of not-very-romantic ways you can spend the day today.

Here’s one more: Head over to the Public Safety Building at 2030 N. Arlington Ave. at 2 p.m. for the Duluth Police Department Recognition Ceremony. Find out who was promoted, who won the various “officer of the year” awards and who was commended for meritorious service and other good deeds.

You might not get a hug but you can count on some firm handshakes and steady smiles.