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Duluth’s C.J. Ham looking good in purple

20160812HamVikingsDuluth native C.J. Ham is the Minnesota Vikings leading rusher over the first two preseason contests. He has gained 60 yards on 20 attempts, including a game-winning touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in week one. He also has three receptions for 27 yards.

“It’s been a dream come true,” Ham told WCCO-TV. “Just having the opportunity to be in the NFL and be with the team I grew up watching, it’s a dream come true.”

Duluth National Regatta of 1916

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One century ago, Duluth hosted the 44th annual regatta of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen. The event ran Aug. 11 and 12, 1916, with the Duluth team winning nine of the 12 events it entered.

Volleyball Leagues in Duluth

Skyline Lanes Volleyball DuluthI’ve lived here for a decade. I don’t know why this surprises me so much, but I went to Skyline Lanes and saw more than 100 people playing volleyball on a Wednesday night. Are there other places for this kind of fun?

Bud Grant and the Superior Central Basketball Team

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Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant grew up in Superior and played football, basketball and baseball at Superior Central High School. This photo recently showed up Reddit, posted by user “drunkinwisconsin.”

“A bartender’s dad in my hometown of Superior, WI went to school with Bud Grant,” the post reads. “Here is his senior basketball picture, #13.”

Grandma’s Marathon 2016: The Double

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Eric StrandEric Strand cranks out the Grandma’s Double for the fifth consecutive year. Amazing feat and another fun video.


 

Duluth and North Shore featured in Surfer magazine

Surfer Aug-Sept 2016In the August/September issue of Surfer magazine, Justin Housman travels to Duluth to discover “that isolated Midwestern surf scene” on Lake Superior, where surfers “chisel boards free from the roofs of their snowbound cars, trudge through forests and thigh-deep snow, paddle out for a few frigid waves, then emerge from the water with icicles growing from their shocked, pink faces.”

Tennis courts by MacArthur School coming along

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Seven tennis courts and a discus/shotput-throwing area look to be almost ready at 725 N. Central Ave. The new courts and field will be used by tennis and track teams from Denfeld, as well as physical education students and other community members.

A Duluth Mountain Biker’s Weekly Adventures – Max Fierek

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Keep up with my adventures around the world, based in Duluth. Here’s the latest video. Take a look and if you like it check out the other videos, subscribe and give it a share!

Archetypes in Wrestling: Reflections on Recent Matches at Wessman Arena

DavidBeard_SEI spent last Saturday night thinking and rethinking about cultural archetypes through the most popular form of American theater, the wrestling show.

Heavy on Wrestling, a Duluth-based promotion, has organized numerous cards over the past decade at casinos and entertainment centers throughout the region. Last week’s event at Wessman Arena was intergenerational. Baron von Raschke, who started wrestling in 1966, served as the “commissioner.” For those a bit younger, who remember wrestling on network TV, “The Million Dollar Man,” Ted DiBiase and Eugene were present; DiBiase signed autographs and Eugene wrestled Minnesota wrestling mainstay Mitch Paradise.

If you thought wrestling was something that only happened on cable TV, you are missing out. There are more than a half-dozen wrestling promotions in Minnesota running shows throughout the state. To learn more, follow the work of Razzling Rick.

MinneFLOWta Trailer – ESPN E60 Feature

ESPN’s E:60 will premiere its Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament feature during its May 10 episode.

Producer Mike Farrell and hockey analyst Barry Melrose were in St. Paul for the tournament in March capturing footage for the feature, and the E:60 crew spent time in Hermantown leading up to the tournament, focusing on the Hawks’ pursuit of the class A championship.

Duluth Foam Sparring Group

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Duluth Foam Sparring Group is a live-action role-playing group that safely emulates melee with foam-padded gear. Recruiting new members now. Join the Facebook page to learn how to get involved!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1B1yal2tAk

Superior’s Bogojevic begins wrestling training with the WWE

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According to Ringside News, Superior High School 2010 grad Nikola Bogojevic is part of a group of new recruits training at the World Wrestling Entertainment Performance Center. (He’s the hulking mass at the far right in the image above.) These men and women “will have the chance to hone their skills and fulfill their dream of becoming a WWE Superstar.”

Superior Surf

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Video by Ali Rogers of Prana Lens. Narration by Rob Bell.

Skateboarding in Morgan Park School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UiE-9uT-S8

Eight skaters, two days, granted permission. R.I.P. Morgan Park, you will be missed.

Shot/edited by Mike Rapaich. Additional video by Stephen Pestalozzi.

Hockey Day Minnesota 2016 Videos

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Waiting Room Collective produced this short documentary of the Lakeville North boys hockey team traveling to Duluth to play the East Greyhounds during Hockey Day Minnesota at Bayfront Park. The Panthers edged the Greyhounds 3-2. Below is the Fox Sports North video spotlighting the Greyhounds.