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The Serenity of Freediving Lake Superior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9F8BNWGxFc

North Shore 2016

https://vimeo.com/154358866

Video by Chad Kirsebom.

Mushroom Hunting in Duluth

https://vimeo.com/154623012

Video by Squawk Productions — Sam Thompson and Caitlin Hargarten of Minneapolis.

No Interest at the Speakeasy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=610EROe-jmY

Hardcore punk band No Interest, performing in a Duluth basement that was recently taken off the party market.

Red Cowboy Hat (featuring Jim Hall) – “Duluth Blues”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQq0Yk5xIPY

Jim Hall recently brought his Red Cowboy Hat trio to the KUMD studios for a Live from Studio A session. They performed this tune, perfect for a sub-zero windchill day in Duluth. Audio of the full session with Jim and company is available at kumd.org.

Camping Whiteface Reservoir, Summer 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7HpyW_cKaU

The Lake Superior Justice League

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf2OmYKpnAw

John Mark Nelson & Kara Laudon – “That’s What You Do”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYTfb5KekHU

John Mark Nelson and Kara Laudon perform “That’s What You Do” for a Lutsen Mountains Gondola Session during the Gndwire Records’ Ski Party last weekend. Video by Brian Wegner.

Kraig James – “Teardrops and Elephants”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNyPjj5euz8

Kraig James & the Campfire Stars are releasing a new song each month in 2016 for a project called Campfire Americana: Volume 1.

The Cellar Door – “Save Me”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mugj36Jozhs

The Cellar Door is a band based in Grand Forks, but it has a couple Duluth members. The group released this video last fall, shot in the old railroad tunnel at Ely’s Peak in Duluth.

As far as the knowledge base at PDD’s World Headquarters can figure, the first music video at Ely’s Peak was Sarah Krueger’s “Grace” for the North Shore Sessions. And then it seems like there might be another one we can’t remember.

Set in Duluth, The Louie Show debuted 20 years ago

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

The subject of The Louie Show, Louie Anderson’s 1996 TV situation comedy set in Duluth, was covered fairly in-depth on PDD two years ago, but we mark the 20th anniversary of the airing of the first episode with a few updates. Particularly, there’s the discovery of the Louie Anderson interview above, conducted by KDLH-TV’s Joe Thornton, which aired during the 10 p.m. newscast following episode #2.

Spirit Mountain Winter Downhill Fatbiking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ3Vyqa204k

Last weekend Spirit Mountain became (as far as we know) the first ski resort in North America to offer lift access fat-tire biking. Break out the fatbikes this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and come ride with us!

Video by Max Fierek.

Video Archive: President Coolidge visits Hibbing in 1928

https://vimeo.com/153458015

This film footage from 1928 shows U.S. President Calvin Coolidge arriving in Hibbing on the Duluth, Missabe, and Northern Railroad to view mining operations and see the highly acclaimed Hibbing High School. Modern-day aerial footage of the school concludes the video.

Bringing it All Back to Duluth Does Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekk3fRrmblA

A new Duluth Does Dylan album is in the works — the fourth in a series of compilations featuring Duluth bands covering Bob Dylan songs. Bringing it All Back to Duluth Does Dylan will feature 14 tracks recorded at Sacred Heart Studio by engineer Tom Fabjance. Fabjance is co-producing the album with executive producer Tim Nelson.

Short Shorts Film Festival seeking submissions

Short Shorts Film FestivalThe Short Shorts Film Festival showcases videos that are less than five minutes in duration, with cash prizes awarded to the top three productions. It is northern Minnesota’s only festival dedicated exclusively to short videos.

The festival is open to professional and amateur filmmakers from all over the world, and in all genres. A panel of judges will select the top 15 finalists, and a live audience will pick the prize winners. First place wins $300, second place $200 and third place $100.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 19 at 4:30 p.m. There is a $15 entry fee. See the Short Shorts Film Festival Entry Form for complete submission details.

This year’s festival will be held on Feb. 27 at the Underground.