Flood 2012: Share your story

Do you have a story to share about last week’s flood? Its impact? The recovery efforts you’ve engaged in? Share it.

Ecolibrium3 just launched an interactive mapping tool for community members to share stories, videos and photos. Check it out, and share your experience at flood2012.com.


Perfect Duluth Day T-Shirts are now available at the Laughingstock/Happyspace store, 324 W. Superior St.
Shirts are $15, $17 for XXL.
Regular hours are 10-5:30 Mon – Sat.

For the out-of-towners, the shirts can be ordered online by clicking here. There is shipping for online orders ($4)

Get yours today to wear to the PDD 9th Anniversary Party at Tycoons Friday night. Or you can wait and hope to be one of the lucky few that might win a PDD shirt or another fabulous prize Friday. Prizemaster Lundgren is still compiling the list of fabulous prizes, but rest assured, it’s a fabulous list of prizes.

River Place Campground Thefts

Residents at River Place Campground on the St. Louis River were evacuated during last week’s record flood. Shortly after, their homes were burglarized. Today they met with Duluth Police to assess their losses. Some belongings floated away in the flood, others were stolen … but residents at River Place said they feel lucky because other people in the northland had it worse.

Watch the video as police investigate and residents assess damages

Lincoln Park, June 20, 2012

Prenuptial Attorney

My fiance and I are looking for an attorney to draw up a prenuptial agreement. Does anyone have any recommendations for a local Duluth attorney that won’t charge both arms and a leg? Thanks.

Barn yard animals run amuck!

Hey folks. I was wandering around the ravaged countryside and found this delightful critter. If you know where it is, it has a secret, though you’ll have to sneak up close to find out. That is, only if you can catch it. Can you guess where?

Park Point Beach Website

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program has a new Park Point beach website. 103.3FM KUMD broadcasts reports based on ParkPointBeach.org at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday during the summer.

The website is a product of a water safety collaboration lead by the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, with contributions from the Minnesota Dept. of Health, City of Duluth Parks & Recreation Dept., Duluth Fire Dept., Duluth National Weather Service Office, Duluth Y, Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, Northland Red Cross and Visit Duluth.

Looking for musicians for a good cause

North Country Independent Living in Superior is looking for musicians willing to donate their time and talents at a picnic honoring our personal-care workers. Our mission is to empower people with disabilities and without our PCWs many people would be forced to live in institutions and not independently in their own homes.

If you are interested in providing some upbeat acoustic tunes while we celebrate our workers, please contact leeann @ northcountryil.org.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 1, noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Billings Park, Superior
Food and refreshments will be provided.

Duluth Deluge: Daredevils

Right behind the Tappa Keg bar, across the street from the zoo, the tracks are all but gone. However, that did not deter this Duluth Deluge daredevil from making it across. Kids, do not attempt this at home, unless you’re reenacting this scene with felted socks or shadow puppets.

Here’s video of first trip across:


And here’s the return trip:


Apologies for the skewed angle. Thank you, smart phone.

Duluth Flood – Postcard from the Future

My friend Peter Sinclair, who actually is the grandson of an Iron Ranger, has posted a special message about the Duluth Flood on his Climate Crocks web space. Very enlightening insight indeed, and the other Crocks will give you plenty of ammunition the next time your idiot brother in law shoots his mouth off. Be well.

Looting at the River Place Campground

Just when we thought everyone in the Northland was awesome and we were all in this flood recovery, there comes word that there were numerous break-ins and robberies at the flooded River Place Campground next to Boy Scout Landing in Gary. I know that at least five campers were forcibly broken into and significant amounts of property were stolen (including cash and firearms). This occurred on the night of June 23 and/or the morning of June 24 and possible on a few nights previous to that. I have asked the DNT to do a story on it so that some awareness is out there. If anyone hears any information that may be somehow helpful in catching the baddies, please notify the Duluth Police Department.

What if….?


This week: clean up, burlesque and cake


Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.

Duluthians are stepping forward to rebuild our community after the flood. Volunteers are needed at Chester Bowl tonight. Do you know of other organized clean up activities? Let us know.

Coyote releases their new album on Thursday at the Teatro Zuccone and, before he permanently skips town, you can see Marc Gartman play solo at Fitger’s Brewhouse on Wednesday.

Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show, founded by Duluth native Amy Buchanan, plays at the Teatro Zuccone on Friday and Saturday.

There will be cake. Friday marks 9 years of this little local idiosyncratic blog. Happy birthday, Perfect Duluth Day! See the people behind the avatars and raise a glass or two at Tycoons.

So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know!`

Graffiti artist wanted!

Does anyone know any graffiti artist in Duluth that would want to come and paint/tag a couple of set pieces for Duluth Playhouse’s production of Hair? Time line is next week. If so, contact Curtis at cphillip@d.umn.edu

Review of 42nd Annual Park Point Art Fair

This is the weekend of the Art Fair at Park Point. Nice way to spend an afternoon if you want to get outside … (recommended). Here’s my take on what I saw on Friday.