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Save the deer, shoot a dog

This ranks pretty high on my list of stunning news releases.

Minnesota DNR: Dogs chasing deer an annual problem

In summary: Between Jan. 1 and July 14, it’s legal to shoot and kill a dog that is pursuing a deer.

Holy crap.


Gypsy moth abatement

Nothing will drive viewers to a new blog like gypsy moth abatement!  Did anyone else get the gypsy moth abatement report in the mail yesterday and can anyone explain to me why pheromone treatment is fine for 99 percent of the treatment areas, yet in a small area of East Hillside they’ll be spraying insecticide?!? 

Here’s a link to a pdf version they sent.

Eric Dubnicka


Homegrown Fever!

Anyone else starting to get Homegrown Fever? I am getting really excited.


Duluth, Time Lapse

I don’t think I’ve seen this here yet, but it was on MPR’s Bob Collins’ Newscut blog today, scroll down past the more newsy stuff for the write-up.


Community Gardens and Arts in Superior (Broadway Gardens) wants you!

Are you interested in gardening? Would you like to have your own community garden plot? The Broadway Community Gardens in Superior has organic raised beds to rent on the corner of Hammond and Broadway (Just over the High Bridge from Duluth, across from the Red Mug coffee house).

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TEDxUMD Tuesday, March 1!


View the schedule here!

The Kirby Lounge is in Kirby Student Center, one floor down from the bookstore on Kirby Drive or one floor up from the entrance to Solon Campus Center. The public is welcome all day and all evening long.  A new speaker with a new idea every 20 minutes! Remember, free parking on campus after 6:30pm in maroon, white and metered lots. Email Jessi Eaton if you have any questions.

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See it. Hear it. Read it.

LakeVoice is back.

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community.

Top stories on LakeVoice this week include homemade ketchup by a local business, the history of the city that sailed across the lake and how the recent weather extremes have affected the city.

Also be sure to check out this week’s top photos from around the area.


Doughnuts, music, dance



Dude, Homegrown is totally gonna rock this year … wait … what?


President of Lutheran World Relief Gives Message at First Lutheran Church Duluth

The Rev. Dr. John Nunes, dynamic speaker, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief (LWR) will be bringing the message about Lutheran World Relief at worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 110:00 a.m. and adult forum at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2011.  All are invited to attend.

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Results of Duluth focus group meetings

Here it is, in its 30-page glory:

Citizen’s Perspective, Priorities & Performance
City of Duluth Focus Group Research

Compiled by Zenith Research Group


Pizza Lucé Ides of March 2011

A heads up for those who dig Pizza Lucé’s annual weekend of tribute rock:

Thursday, March 17 | 10pm/21+/free
DJ Tenn
Look Ma, No Head! (performing the Cramps)
Bradical Boombox (performing the Thermals)
Poor Howard (performing 10 Years After)

Friday, March 18 | 10pm/21+/$5
The Keep Aways (performing Hole)
The DTs (performing the Clash)
Philip of Nazareth (performing Descendents)
DJ Path Annu

Saturday, March 19 | 10pm/21+/$5
MATallica (performing Metallica)
The Acceleratii Deluxe (performing the Animals)
American Rebels Delux (performing Pearl Jam’s Ten)
DJ Norby

Beware.


Anang the Otter Celebrates B-day!

Anang the Otter celebrates her 14th birthday at the Aquarium on Sunday, Feb. 27. Toy- and craft-making are on the agenda as are snack time for Anang, complete with fish-filled ice cake. The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet Splash the giant human otter and watch a dive show, too!   Bring a new or used fleece blanket and get in free.  See glaquarium.org


Aquarium hosts “Ships in the Night”

Great Lakes Aquarium will exhibit photographs by Mary T. George from March 2 to May 22 in the Aquarium’s fine arts gallery. The public is invited to an opening reception Wednesday, March 2, from 5-7 p.m.   The exhibit features photos of ships that have made recent history in the Twin Ports including the Mesabi Miner, Edgar B. Speer, Edwin H. Gott and others.  

Aquarium Executive Director Jack LaVoy says that Mary “brings the energy and majesty of our working waterfront to life and sets a standard of excellence that can only be achieved by someone with an artist’s eye and an abiding love of the harbor.”


Lion or Gazelle – Bad Thoughts, Farewell

After a distinctly long hiatus (for us), Lion or Gazelle is pleased to bring you our newest EP, Bad Thoughts, Farewell. Free streaming and/or downloads on the Bandcamp page.


Early Bird Music at Chester Creek Cafe Saturday, February 26

Start your Saturday evening out At Sara’s Table/Chester Creek Cafe and get in on some fantastic acoustic folk sounds performed by John Martin from 6-8.  Partake in Happy Hour drink and food specials from 4-7 pm.  After that, head out on the town to enjoy the eclectic live music scene that only Duluth can offer!


Saturday Feb 26th 8pm Teatro Zuccone


Art Jam 2011

It may not be the solution to the education budget … but it’ll keep your kids busy for at least ten minutes during Winter Break.

Art Jam is a youth art contest for kids ages 7 through 12 in the Twin Ports. Have you seen the commercial yet? If not, it’s probably because you don’t watch enough cartoons.

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Big Top Chautauqua 2011

Summer is approaching, slow though it may seem, and concert junkies need to begin filling in their 2011 summer itineraries. Our good friends in Wisconsin are helping get a jump on this planning as Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua has announced its initial summer performers.

See the full list here. Highlights include Greg Brown, Arlo Guthrie, Dar Williams, Nanci Griffith, and many more. The clincher for me is a two-night stand from folk legend John Prine on Aug. 20-21. A trip to Wisconsin may be in order.


On Wisconsin