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Invasive Species Alert

I dunno if this was intentional or an outrageous prank on someone who is blissfully out of town. If you thought Duluth has a seagull problem, then we might be in some serious trouble with these invasive species.

Can you guess where?

Death-Defying Archeologists of Lake Superior

Recommendations for non-profit help

Hi, Wildwoods Rehabilitation is interested in a booth at the Harvest Festival. We have a few questions and wonder whether the PDD community might have some answers.

1. Would an agency who has already exhibited at Harvest Fest be willing to share rough numbers (how many t-shirts, brochures, etc. to bring, how many volunteers to staff the booth)?
2. We’re looking for good rates to produce t-shirts locally. Any recommendations?
3. We’re looking for good rates to produce buttons, magnets, and bumper stickers locally. Suggestions?

We’re also looking for other suggestions of ways to get our organization out into the community. Thanks as always, PDD& community, for giving us a forum to get the word out.

Duluth Early History

A 1914 recap of Duluth history:

Lost glasses on Congdon Park Trail / Tischer Creek Trail

I lost my glasses today after getting stuck in the rain on a hike and putting them in my pocket.  I took them off while on the trail but we were pretty close to the trail head by Vermilion Road / St. Marie St., by that wonky curve.  We then walked across the bridge, turned right onto Lakeview Drive, and walked all the way to Waverly Place and turned left.  If anyone has seen them, I would love to have them back, since I don’t have insurance or any money to buy new ones.  They have black frames that are white on the inside and edges.

In other news, the thimble berries on the trail are starting to ripen, and there are lots of stands of them all the way up and down the trail!

“Why yes, that’s an Eagle in our back seat”

Blue Jays are hungry

Today, we delivered three blue jays, a woodpecker, a raven, and a juvenile bald eagle from Wildwoods Rehabilitation to the Twin Cities.

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Lake Superior’s chocolate color

I’m guessing it’s all the mud from the Wisconsin rivers that is causing our lake to turn a deep shade of brown. I’ve watched it slowly ooze its way across the lake all day. All that sediment can’t be good for anything. I wonder how common an occurrence this is to have this much water coming down rivers this time of year.

Willie Nelson Afterparty @ Pizza Luce

The Half Hearts CD Release for their album Uptown Sound is doubling as the Willie Nelson/Trampled by Turtles/4onthefloor afterparty at Pizza Luce on Superior St.

Half Hearts & Willie Nelson Afterparty

Stolen Trek Path Bicycle (East End)

My bicycle was stolen off of my back porch the other night. It is a great bike so I am looking for anyone who can help regarding this matter. I would be thrilled to compensate you for your trouble with whatever means you desire (money, a Brewhouse growler).

Here are some specks:
TREK S.U. 1.0
Completely Silver frame with light white font
Black bag attachment on the back
22.5″ frame
Pad Brakes … very streamline looking almost like a road bike

I leave it to you! The great city of Duluth! Give me a call: 701-330-6860

August 13 – We Love Two Harbors

The love for Minnesota is going to be overflowing this August 13 when Two Harbors plays host to the widely popular Twin Cities band Two Harbors for an exciting night of music and movies.

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My wife found this info at four news sources:

PARSONS, Tenn. (WVLT) — U.S. Marshals arrested a convicted sex offender in Minnesota wanted for questioning in connection with the Holly Bobo’s disappearance. Marshals found 43-year-old [name excluded just to be safe -- innocent until proven guilty, etc.] in Duluth, Minnesota Thursday at his girlfriend’s house.

We can’t find any reference at DNT or local TV websites? FYI, in any case.

Native Fauna of Lake Superior

Favorite campsite?

Anyone have a favorite campsite at George H. Crosby/ Manitou state park? I always used to go to #5, but want input on other fabulous spots, on the river. Your thoughts?

Duluth in 360

Even been inside the Old Central Clock tower?  How about the I-35 graffiti tunnels?  Tall Ships, Bentleyville and the Blues Fest are all available for an online virtual tour.  Post your favorite view to Facebook or other social media platforms you can even send the link to a friend via email.

Take some time to explore the great city of Duluth.  There are over 150 different locations to view containing over 400 individual scenes.  Experience the Lakewalk, Skyline Pkwy, Museums, Restaurants, Hotels and numerous other scenic areas.  This site is always expanding and adding more and more content.  Soon other northland cities will be added.

Explore Duluth online at our new website,

Duluth Edison School Fundraiser

WHAT: Fundraiser to support the Raleigh Academy Expansion Project
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Raleigh Academy (Downstairs)
5905 Raleigh St., Duluth

Bring your friends and family. Check out local vendors. Enjoy food; enter raffle to win great prizes.

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Duluth Disc Golf

I heard about a disc golf course in Lincoln Park. Where is it located?

Also, are there other courses around that I am not aware of? I know of Mont du Lac, and the three located by the colleges (LSC, Scholastica, UMD). I am missing any others?

Not impressed.

Spock is not impressed with the Cascade Park mural.

Spock is not impressed with the Cascade Park mural. Apparently neither are some of the Hillside residents.

Renegade’s The Wild Party Trailer!

Renegade Theater Company’s production of The Wild Party, runs August 4 to 20. Tickets on sale now at 218-336-1414.

What’s Duluth Got To Do With It?

Join Food & Water Watch and Community Action Duluth—Seeds of Success on Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. to talk about the unique role the community of Duluth can play in a Fair Farm Bill. We’ll be presenting on what Duluth stands to gain and lose from the next Farm Bill reauthorization with regard to food access, environmental stewardship, and rebuilding infrastructure for local food systems. What’s more, we’ll talk about how Duluth citizens can get involved and take action!

7pm on Friday, Aug. 19
Chester Park, 15th Ave. E. & Fifth St.

Proctor’s Yellowstone #225 circa 1963

The ol’ steam locomotive from the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railroad that sits in downtown Proctor has been there a long time. This photo is from the Cliff’s Barber Shop Collection, dated 1963. Below is a 2009 photo from the Minnesota Railroading Photos on

The train was most recently featured on PDD in the “Proctor on a Dirty Spring Day” post from March 27, 2011.