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Hattie Peterson and Total Freedom Rock @ Lake Ave Cafe on Friday

Lake Avenue Cafe is pleased as punch to present Hattie Peterson and Total Freedom Rock on Friday, March 4, as part of its ‘First Fridays’ live music series. Doors for this exciting performance are at 10pm, the cost is $5, and the show is open to ages 21 and over. Lake Avenue is also offering to sell you tap beers and rail drinks for $3, as well as $5 pizzas. If you are into having a good time, you may want to be a part of this.

UMD Outdoor Gear Swap on Saturday

Join the UMD Outdoor Educators Club at this annual fundraiser, which is a fun rummage sale of outdoor gear! Bring your outdoor gear to sell during the drop off times, and/or come to the sale and take advantage of some great deals! Gear to help people enjoy the outdoors will be sold by students, community members, and local businesses. 15 percent of the sale price is taken to promote outdoor education.

Gear drop-off times:
Friday, March 4, 3-7pm
Saturday, March 5 8-9am

Sale (Open to everyone):
Saturday, March 5, 9:30am-Noon
Meet: Sports & Health Center Room 135

Warner Reading Series

The College of St. Scholastica presents the seventh annual Warner Reading Series, featuring poet Linda Gregerson.

Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
Somers Lounge @ CSS

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Sara Bareilles concert in Duluth!

The College of St. Scholastica is proud to present Stockfest 7: Sara Bareilles with Trevor Hall, Elizabeth and the Catapult, and Ximena Sarinana! Show is on April 9, doors open at 6 and music starts at 7; tickets are $15 and can be purchased at this link.

We hope to see you there!

Tom & Brandy at Red Mug Friday

Four Mile Portage

The Tisdales @ R.T. Quinlan’s!


How to avoid faceplants

Happy Meteorological Spring! It’s time to break out your no-wax skis. Some thoughts and advice from my blog after a recent ski outing to Hartley Park.

The Acceleratii CD release party!!!

Happening Friday night, March 4, at Roscoe’s Pioneer Bar, 323 W. Superior St., Duluth. 9ish. No cover.

On Dogs Saving Lives

After reading the Iditarod racer profiles today and watching four-time champion Lance Mackey moved to tears about a dog who once saved his life, I asked a friend if any cat ever saved anyone?

Credit was given for ridding mice and disease, lowering blood pressure, etc. Then she told me an odd family history story.
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Aquatic Invasives presentation

Join the McCabe (Duluth) Chapter of the Izaak Walton League for its monthly meeting and presentation at Hartley Nature Center on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. for “Aquatic Invasive Species” with Jeff Forester.

Nerd Nite at Teatro Zuccone, March 9!


Duluth makes it on

Church Sign Fail

Hey! Where’d you get that rock necklace?

My talented friend, Gail Blum, makes beach stone necklaces and now has a website where you can get one, too. Free domestic shipping!

Cirrus to be acquired by Chinese Company

Cirrus Industries, parent company of Cirrus Aircraft of Duluth, announced today it will be acquired by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. of Zhuhai, China. The transaction is expected to close by midyear.

Cirrus will apparently continue to assemble airplanes in Duluth. Mayor Don Ness issued this statement:

“We anticipate that this merger will give Cirrus the additional financial resources and stability to ensure their recovery and grow operations and employment as the economy rebounds. I appreciate the assurances that Cirrus management has given us that operations will remain in Duluth; obviously that is our primary concern. We look forward to continuing the partnership with Cirrus not only to retain local operations, but also to grow jobs and support the company’s future success.”

Travis Melin Photography Exhibit

A 16×20 print will be given away during this exhibit! Come register at the opening reception on Saturday, March 5 from 5-8pm at the DPI, 405 E. Superior St. Snacks and refreshments served!  For more of Travis’ work go to

For more information on the DPI, visit

Two Many Banjos, Old City Hall

Two songs shot in Duluth’s old City Hall, including the first Skywalk built in Duluth.

Other new videos up at

Sex Trafficking of Women and Children in Our Community: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m., UMD 4th Floor Library Rotunda
Free and open to the public

A panel discussion on Sex Trafficking in Minnesota and Duluth with Shunu Shrestha, PAVSA Trafficking Task Force Coordinator; Sergeant Ann Clancy, Police Department, Scan Division; Bree Bussey, MSW, Shelter Coordinator American Indian Community Housing Organization; Dr. Jane Ellen Maddy, Duluth Branch of AAUW, and Dr. Sean Walsh, Director of the UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy.

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Who is Bob Dylan to you?

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Bob Dylan (aka Robert Zimmerman of Hibbing, MN) is turning 70 in May. In anticipation of the big day, we want to gather memories, stories and thoughts about Bob Dylan and his music. Thanks to his shape-shifting, the man and his music mean something different to nearly everyone.

Share your story here.

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