Videos Posts

Black Lives Matter


Video by April Robinson from a November 2014 protest in Duluth.

Sulfide Mining Debate + The Holidays = Watch This


Surely sulfide mining is close to the top of the things Minnesotans can disagree about with family and friends as we enter the holidaze. This two-minute video depicts one way the outcome of the PolyMet question could play out. Great for captive audiences who are too stuffed to resist. Enjoy!

Bentleyville Awakens


Short time-lapse video by Dennis O’Hara.

Video Archive: Deer hunters outside Chet & Emil’s


This film, circa 1975, was shot by the late Emil Praslowicz in Birnamwood, Wis., and digitized by his grandson, Kip Praslowicz.

Jim Hall – “Beast in the Yard”


When Jim Hall was at my house I asked him if I could record his song “Beast in the Yard.” It’s sort of a meditation on consumerism with some great imagery in the lyrics. Hall plays at Tycoons Supper Club this Saturday at 9 p.m.

Training with Silent Sam


“Silent” Sam Olson rides quickly and silently through Duluth. Video by Max Fierek.

Images of Spirit Mountain piping project on St. Louis River


More videos and images below and in the Google gallery linked here

Spirit Mountain’s piping project will draw water from the St. Louis River and pipe it to the lower chalet area where another pumping station will send it into the snow gun system. There are two pumping stations: one at the lower chalet area, the other right next to Tallas Island Bay on the Western Waterfront Trail in the Riverside neighborhood. That is the area these photos were taken.

The Next Bite: Lake Superior Walleyes


Gary Parsons of The Next Bite, along with Josh Teigen and Chris Meyer, troll Lake Superior’s South Shore for walleyes.

Video Archive: Christopher Halverson – “Yakety Yak”


Yet another clip captured by UWS Studio II at R.T. Quinlan’s Saloon during an open mic on Sept. 16, 1995.

The Fitz: 40 Years Later

Eyewitness News‘ Darren Danielson looks back at the fateful events of Nov. 10, 1975.

Glen’s Neighbor – “Help Me”


New video from Duluth band Glen’s Neighbor for the second single from the album Behind the Door. The video was directed by Shane Nelson and shot during the recording process at Winterland Studios in New Hope.

Anchor Bar & Grill on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives featured five Duluth-area restaurants in segments shot during the spring and summer of 2010. The Duluth Grill segment finally hit PDD in 2014. The profiles of Northern Waters Smokehaus, At Sara’s Table / Chester Creek Cafe and Gordy’s Hi-Hat still seem to be unavailable online.

The clip from the Anchor Bar & Grill in Superior was shot on July 1, 2010 and aired on Jan. 31, 2011. It should be noted that Guy Fieri did not actually make an appearance at the Anchor; this segment was for a “Viewer’s Choice” episode. (A 30-second commercial precedes the video.)

PDD Video Lab: Experimental Animation – Film to 3-D


In this silent video Adam Dargan, an animator from Duluth who now lives in Minneapolis, takes the physical exploration of film and re-imagines it in a 3-D environment.

If the silence is too much to take, we’ve selected some possible soundtracks for you. Start the video above, then press play on a soundtrack below.

Pak’s Green Corner on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Guy Fieri buzzed through Duluth and Superior in July 2014 to shoot four segments for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. In this clip he visits Pak’s Green Corner in West Duluth. Pak’s closed shortly after the segment aired. The building was sold and demolished to make way for a new Superior Choice Credit Union location. (A 15-second commercial precedes the segment.)

Cirrus parachute deployed in Arkansas

Note: CBS News has removed its video of this report, therefore PDD has removed the embed. There is a different, non-embeddable video at cbsnews.com.

Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon was piloting a Duluth-manufactured Cirrus SR22T heading from Bentonville, Ark., to Waco, Texas, when he ran into engine trouble shortly after takeoff. As CBS News reports in the clip above, the airplane began to lose altitude and Simon made a split-second decision to deploy the safety parachute. He glided to the ground and landed on a stretch of road, the entire aircraft still visibly intact.