Yesterday evening, friends called about a red squirrel caught in a leghold trap set on the edge of a city park. We don’t know how long the squirrel had been trapped there. See the brown discoloration on the fur by his mouth? He’d been trying to chew his way out of the trap. (more…)
Washington Gallery is searching for grotesque, eerie, disturbing, weird, nasty, and uncomfortable pieces of visual art and poetry. The exhibit “Nightmare Nasty” will be opening Oct. 26. Gore, guts and everything in between are wanted. (more…)
Next month, Christine Stark — a student with the University of Minnesota Duluth, who is completing her master’s degree in social work — will complete an examination of the sex trade in Minnesota, in which she compiles anecdotal, first-hand accounts of aboriginal women, particularly from northern reservations, being trafficked across state, provincial, and international lines to be forced into servitude in the sex industry on both sides of the border.
I had a foolish close call cliff-jumping, but got it on video. Here’s the bone-chilling tale of hubris and naked luck: hottest day of the year but the lake was ice cold so I went to the cliff-jumping swimming hole on Lester River known as the Deeps. I’d made a video there before of jumping from up high, but I hadn’t jumped from the highest point yet, so I tried it. (more…)
Duluth native, Jim Ojala, has been a professional special makeup/creature FX artist in New York and Los Angeles and now wishes to bring his first directorial feature film back home. It is an eco-horror film called, Strange Nature, revolving around the real-life frog deformity outbreaks in Minnesota that spread across the country and where it might lead. Check it out and support if you can — and please share. Since the production will be casting mainly locals maybe you’ll even get a role.
This tiny old cemetery is about three miles off of Tower Avenue in Parkland, a town south of the city of Superior and east of the town and village of Superior, near the Nemadji Golf Club, at the end of Cemetery Road.
Apparently it’s called “Solitude Hill,” despite the fact that a short distance away is the shot-up orange sign that reads: “No hunting or trespassing without permission. Only NRA members need apply.”
Is it haunted? Go there at night and then let us know.
Murder Pretty, a local independent group of film makers dedicated to producing fun and interesting horror films, is producing its first slasher movie, How Pretty You Die right in Duluth. Filming begins March 28. Check out the Kickstarter campaign.
I will produce and ship this sign to anyone who would like to stand next to Mr. Jankowski in Bentleyville and exercise their First Amendment rights. The sign is approximately 2′ x 3′, printed on corrugated plastic, two sided, with arrows pointing in both directions for your convenience.