David Campbell interviews Alan Sparhawk’s guitar


Boundary Waters 2015


Video by Jeremy Schendel.

Selective Focus: The Road

Ira Salmela

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Sorry, no pithy digressions regarding the philosophical significance of “the road,” because this week I’m on it. Next week’s theme will be “coming home.”

Duluthians cause trouble in North Dakota

Low – “Lies”


From the new album, Ones and Sixes.

Port City Lights


Short time-lapse video shot from Spirit Mountain by Dennis O’Hara.

Grey Timberwolf near Brighton Beach

Grey Timberwolf in Duluth - photo by Ken Greshowak

Ken Greshowak sent PDD this photo shot near Brighton Beach on Sept. 27.

Mr. Nice For Mayor


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Mr. Nice Mayoral Campaign Event at Bent Paddle during Bradfest


Continuing his run for mayor, Mr. Nice gives the opening toast for the Bradfest fun run/bar crawl.

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North Shore Fall Colors Fly Over

See the stunning autumn leaf colors on Partridge Ridge in this short aerial fly over. Location of aerial drone fly-over was here:  https://goo.gl/maps/CXdaCCbWctn

John Vachon’s Duluth Milk Company Photos

Child drinking milk

MPR News did a series of stories on John Vachon earlier this year, which was noted at the time on PDD along with a Duluth Milk Company photo. Today we present the rest of the Duluth Milk Company photos and a link to the lot of 61 Duluth images Vachon shot in August of 1941, from the collection of 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information.

Duluth Population: 1860 to 2010

Duluth Population Chart

Since the only long-range Duluth population chart on the Internet seems to be an old one published on Perfect Duluth Day before the 2010 figures were available, here’s a new one.

Trampled By Turtles Commemorative Handprints Project


Where in Duluth?

File Oct 05, 12 22 33 PM

Should be an easy one, I’m guessing.

This Week: barbers, birds, Barnard and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find in this week’s PDD Calendar:

The Zinema kicks off their October slate of Jody Kujawa-hosted horror flick offerings with the original Evil Dead, Amber Rose arm candy Machine Gun Kelly plays the DECC, at-large City Council candidates square off, Gaelynn Lea opens her music studio, The Barber of Seville opens in Superior, The Birds come squawking and scratching into Teatro Zuccone and Billy Barnard brings the jazz.

The Bottle Jockeys headline the Red Herring, there’s a corn-maze hootenanny, Oktoberfest is happening on Friday and Saturday, there’s a spooky art opening, Boo at the Zoo is back again and so are the Harbor City Roller Dames.