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Free ‘Danthropology’ CDs!

Pizza Luce —— The Electric Fetus —— Chester Creek Cafe

(5 per establishment)

Or download free here.

Coming soon.

Spring is just around the corner. Maybe two corners.

Wine Beginnings wine-making classes

Wine Beginnings, 1705 Tower Ave. in Superior, has free wine-making classes on March 11 and 16 at 5:30 p.m. and March 26 at 1 p.m. There are also samples served before, during and after the classes. Go to at for more information.

Annual Requests: Mountain Dew Throwback and Paczki in Duluth

Fat Tuesday is coming … and yesterday, at Mt. Royal, I found my annual fave, Mountain Dew Throwback.

So, where have you seen the made-with-sugar, not-corn-syrup delight called “Mountain Dew Throwback?” And what other sugar-soda delights are available in Duluth? Last year, I discovered the Mexican Coke at Cub via this thread. I’m open to other, maybe even local? sodas.

And: last year, I discovered that not all Super Ones are the same. The Paczki delights vary from location to location. Last year, the Lakeside Super One was awesomest — best in taste and appearance. But where will I find them this year?

Previous Posts on the Subject:
Annual Food Queries: Throwback; Paczki
Shopping Advice…

Rep. Milroy tackled at the Capitol

Rep. Nick Milroy of Superior was tackled to the ground as he entered the Capitol building in Madison to retrieve some clothing from his office. Apparently he showed his ID to an officer, but the officer didn’t give him clearance to get in.

ISO Used Telemark Gear

Anyone out there with some decent telemark gear they’d like to sell me? I’m just getting into it, but am already anticipating infatuation with it. Ideally skis would be 170s or shorter, boots a ladies 8.5 or 9 (European 26?), though I do have a wider foot, too. Any leads would be much appreciated!

Big hootenanny tonight!

Folks, there be a hootenanny going on tonight at the Rex. If you wanna come shake a little ass to some old-time music and bluegrass, this will be the place to be! The Boys n’ the Barrel, hot off of a recent CD release and performance at First Avenue, will take the stage. Opening up will be local foot-stompers Matt Ray & Those Damn Horses!! Shake it!

Do you rock?

Who are good and talented musicians in the area who have the ability to rehearse 1-2 nights a week for a 5-piece rock band, perform 4-6 shows in June and July, and subject themselves to several recording sessions prior to performance? Respond to this post with instrument of choice, influences, and contact info for coffee…

–Rob Larson | Facebook | Blogspot

This week in LakeVoice…

Students at UMD have launched their second week of stories on LakeVoice, along with this slick audio spot. Week2 LakeVoice

3rd Annual MN Fathers Forever Saturday

This Saturday, March 5th from 9 am to 3 pm is the 3rd Annual MN Fathers Forever at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, it is a collaboration of many people who have worked hard to put together a quality program that can reach fathers wherever they are at in their parenting journey.

There will be about a dozen child support officers on hand helping men (or women) to submit paperwork to update and modify child support orders. There will be a family law clinic, a cooking class and over 20 local vendors plus a light lunch for the first 200 people that come through the line.

The biggest draw this year will probably be remarks given by MN Supreme Court Justice & NFL and Viking legend Alan Page (as I have written about previously here).

Transportation is available, call Al at Fathers and Children Together by noon on Friday to reserve a spot on the bus.

Prospects for the Arrowhead: What do you want for your future?

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Part of the Public Insight Network

An economic evolution is underway in Northeastern Minnesota. New mining projects, continued development along the North Shore, the growth of health care and increasing numbers of self-employed workers present a fresh generation of choices.

While the economy shows signs of life, the path to prosperity raises tough questions about jobs and quality of life. So what do you want for your future?

MPR News and the Northland’s NewsCenter are holding a community-wide forum on the economic outlook for Duluth and the Arrowhead. We want you for this important discussion. If so, please click here to RSVP.

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Sketches in Ink, Drawings by Lee Zimmerman

March 11 and 12, 5pm – 9pm
The PlayGround (in the Technology Village)

On exhibit will be pen and ink drawings, preliminary performance sketches, and large line drawings. Purchase signed artwork for next to nothing, enjoy the reception (both evenings), and get a glimpse into the inner workings of an artist’s mind. More info.

Seed Math digital reissue


Over a year in 2003-2004, I put out four limited-edition Seed Math albums, one every three months, each corresponding to a season. The music was mostly a hodgepodge of four-track fuckery, kinda like Ween or something. I’m rereleasing all four of these in digital format as a run-up to the release of the new Seed Math album (coming sometime before summer). These rereleases will all be free for the taking. The first of four is out now. Please, won’t you expose your taste buds to this Whitman’s Sampler of lo-fi Casio-rock jams? And, if you like any of it, tell a pal?

RIYL: Ween, NIN, Beatles, Melvins, Zappa, Beck, Flaming Lips, shit like that

See you later.


Hands Across the Bridge Putting “People First”

Today (3/3/11) there is another vigil with activists holding hands from Duluth and Superior across the Bong Bridge (the pathway). The theme would be “people first.”

Wisconsin’s Governor Walker announced his budget and President Obama’s budget just came out, too, so Thursday would be a good day to react to both budgets. We’re keeping the focus on budget cuts and how they affect people across the region. No lectures or anything else. The idea is to have something for media and also to keep citizens engaged.

We’ll be meeting at 5 P.M. and starting to walk toward the center of the bridge to meet fellow activists from the Duluth side.

Bring family and friends and tell everyone you know.

§ Parking is available at Best Western Bay Walk Inn and the Shack at the foot of the Bong Bridge in Superior (not sure about parking on the Duluth side).

Before the Pavement art reception @ Beaner’s Central

The presents of trees in all sizes and many mediums will be on display for the entire month of March! There will be prints available, at a very reasonable price, during the opening, 6p-11p. Musical guests, the North Shore Trio will entertain us with jazz fusion renditions and more.

Happy hour is from 6p-7p!

If you can’t make it to the opening, stop by during March to take a gander and pick up a business card if you’re interested in purchasing a print. If you would like to view my art please visit my website at, but much more to see at Beaner’s!


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