This video is a collaboration between Mont du Lac Recreation, Jambox Shred Gear and videographer Hunter Gulan, featuring riding by Dan Spooner, Kai Sandal, Paul Lavold, James Olson, Jackson Brown and Danny Kiolbasa.
First: I am working with a journalism student on a news article and in it, the student mentions that a person used to work at a sporting goods store named CZ Wilson. Does that ring any bells?
Second: My daughter is an artist and has created watercolor paintings on seasonal cards (this is not an ad, don’t worry). Now, she would like to take those cards and have them printed on nice stock paper or whatever I really mean to say. Are there good local printers who do that work that people would recommend?
Duluth took a beating this past year. But thanks to everyone pulling together we’ve made a remarkable comeback. For proof, you don’t have to look any further than Chester Park. Thanks to the indefatigable Dan Proctor and others the Lower Chester trails are probably in better shape than they were before the floods of June, and that’s saying a lot considering the scope of the mudflows and washouts that ravaged pretty much every inch of the ravine.
Upper Chester, however, is another story. Despite good intentions, there’s been a lot of jumping the gun to clean up or improve things that one could make the argument has ended up doing more harm than good. I’m not going to run down the list, but the latest chapter seems to have taken place largely under the radar, and I think it deserves a public airing.
I was out of town: I need the score, I need photos, I need narrative description of the bout; I want a list of media and political celebrities present!
The Harbor City Roller Dames smashed the the Dagger Dolls at the DECC’s Pioneer Hall, last night — by more than 100 points. (more…)
Calling all PDD hipsters, Sept. 29 is your chance to experience one of the more exciting cycling events you’re likely to see in Duluth this year: the third running of the Heck of the North Gravel Cycling Classic.
The finish of the race is on one of the steepest roads in our city, Pleasant View Road, just off of Jean Duluth Road as you drive out of town from the intersection with Glenwood.
In the spirit of great bike-riding events, cowbells and other noisemakers are encouraged to cheer the riders on as they make this climb after following a route across more than 100 miles of gravel roads and trails.
It’s hard to know exactly when the racers will get there, but the dry conditions and good weather promise a fast ride. They will start out about 7:30 a.m. Last year, the first group came in 5 hours and 40 minutes later, making it about 1 p.m. or so. So, showing up around noon should work pretty well.
Remember, “I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell.” And if you don’t have your own cowbell, the Heck organizers are selling them for $5 a piece.
As promised, here’s a peek into the previously mentioned secret world of the 3300 sqft MotoDojo. We have openings for PDD savvy types who may have interest in motor related shop stall or storage. really , it’s super cool and very convenient for storage. Currently two access plans are in place. We take our fun seriously and want to share it with like minded souls. Whether you’re looking for the secret laboratory or somewhere warm for you ride this winter, we invite you to contact us.
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The Duluth Central Trojans All-Team Basketball Reunion is set for Oct 26 and 27. We’re still trying to locate former players (boys and girls), cheerleaders and fans. The reunion committee is also looking for Duluth Central basketball memorabilia: photos, programs, etc.
We already have an old-timers game set and we will meet with legendary Central coaches after the game hosted by former Trojan and current mayor Don Ness.
For all the details go to: duluthcentraltrojansbbreunion.blogspot.com.
The rain cleared just in time for Wednesday Night at the Races. It has become a summer tradition for hundreds of families throughout the Northland. The youth race series is held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings in July and August, and draws an average of over 500 children per night.
Check out the photo gallery at Duluth Outdoors!
Complete with commercials, in case you have two-and-a-half hours to kill.
Some friends and I are trying to put together a new fantasy football league for the 2012 season. Most of us don’t spend a lot of time with other sports fans and we’re having trouble getting enough people together. I thought this might be a good place to look for participants. Also, we’d like most of the teams/participants to be from the Twin Ports area. We’ve yet to establish fees or specific scoring rules for this league and you’d be involved in that. We’re mostly creative types, music geeks and/or musicians who enjoy professional sports and hope to find similar people but would like to hear from anyone who’s interested. We really only ask that you’re excited about fantasy football and you’re not an asshole (sexist, racist, homophobe, etc.).
If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, contact us at footballtwinports @ hotmail.com. Please don’t express interest solely in the comments section. I’m sure the comments will mostly be about how football is dumb, we’re lame and soccer is cooler, so I probably won’t bother reading the comments.
I’m trying to gauge interest in forming a local chapter of the American Outlaws. What are the American Outlaws you ask? The American Outlaws are a national group of people who support both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer teams. Sometimes you’ll travel to games, however most time is spent reveling in national pride watching the match at a local pub. Currently, the nearest chapter is in St. Paul, where they routinely draw 100+ people to watch matches.
My 14-year old told me about this this weekend as we were walking the dog around the neighborhood. “There’s a video of a guy snowboarding off this wall, then down into the creek and into that tunnel.” We got an e-mail at PDD headquarters this morning with this link, sure enough, the last shot is just as my kid described. Produced by local clothing company Jambox and filmed at familiar sites all over Duluth.
Flag football is one of the fastest growing sports throughout the country and this season will mark the 11th year of Duluth’s league. Flag football is a non-contact sport, which teaches both boys and girls in grades 2 through 5 the fundamentals of football. But more importantly, it teaches kids sportsmanship and how to participate in sports while still having fun. Games will be played mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $60 per player which includes a team jersey. All games held at the Wheeler Athletic Complex at 35th Ave. W. and Grand Ave. Registration deadline is June 7; games beginning in September. Go to duluthmn.gov/parks for a registration form or for more info: Jeff Anderson 218-730-4302 or jcanderson @ duluthmn.gov.
To raise money to help complete the Joe Gomer statue at the new Duluth International Airport, Security Jewelers is auctioning an entry to the Garry Bjorklund/Grandma’s Half Marathon. This is a totally sold out event and 100 percent of proceeds will go to help honor this true American hero who was a member of the Tuskegee Air force. Please forward this message on to make all who missed out on an entry aware.