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A Winter Downpour w/ Lion or Gazelle + The Horror

A Winter Downpour w/ Lion or Gazelle + The Horror

This Friday at Beaner’s CentralA WInter Downpour with Lion or Gazelle and the debut of The Horror! Show gets started at 8pm, costs $5 and is open to all ages.

Help out an aspiring Duluth runner

Hello Duluthians.  I am trying to do more running as the season warms up … although at this point what I actually do is closer to “lumber” or “amble quickly.”  Anyway, running on the Duluth Lakewalk is fine, but I would like to focus on a closed 1/4 mile track.  Does anyone know of a track (or similar item) that is open to the public?

For those about to beer

Read about the region’s first commercial non-Duluth beer being brewed for taps at your local bar and growlers for sale.

Castle Danger Brewery

MN DNR license fee increase meeting

Join the W.J. McCabe Duluth Chapter of the Izaak Walton League for an informational meeting on the proposed MN DNR license fee increases. A representative from the MN DNR will give a presentation and answer questions relative to this important issue for the future of natural resource managament in Minnesota. The event will take place at Hartley Nature Center (3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth) on Wedensday, April 6, @ 7 p.m. Call 218-525-3745 for more information.

This event is free for Izaak Walton and HNC members. A $4 donation for non-members.


We Are One

We Are One

Please join us for a Noon Rally at City Hall to draw attention to the attacks on collective ing and workers’ rights across the country as well as the right wing’s “cuts only budget” that rates high in political rhetoric and low on moving Minnesota forward. These attacks and budget cuts impact real people and we want to stand up to them.

Then this evening, join us for a silent march and vigil to remember and honor Dr. King and all those who have been silenced in the struggle for equal rights. We will meet at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial at 5:30pm then march silently to the federal building where we will be greeted with music and will hold a vigil.

Low and Uncle Jesse?

Where in Duluth?

Vocal Jazz Cabaret – “Workin’ 9 to 5”

April 7-9, 7:30 pm
Clyde Iron Works
2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth

A new venue serves up hot vocal jazz entertainment with dinner option at Clyde Iron Works. Dinner includes Italian Pasta Bar with homemade penne pasta with alfredo and marinara sauces, Italian sausage, meatballs, and grilled chicken, classic garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette and fresh baguettes. Price includes pasta bar, beverage and gratuity; dessert may be purchased separately at the event (wood-oven baked New York style cheesecake.) If selecting the dinner option, please note dinner seating is general admission with eight per table with dinner served from 5:45 pm – 7 pm.

Lake Effect and Chill Factor
Tina Thielen-Gaffey, director
Concert only: Adult $15, senior/student $10, UMD student $5 Dinner & concert: Adult $35, senior/student $30, UMD student $25
Tickets: 218-726-8877 or (online tickets incur an additional $1 fee.)

Hear it first on LakeVoice

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This week in LakeVoice

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Spin Collective at Clyde Iron Works with Paul Broman and Kevin Craig

Video by Timothy Johnson

The [Food] Game is Fixed

You have one more week to enjoy Eat Downtown! The Greater Downtown Council-sponsored event, with 19 participating restaurants, is back this year.

The DNT describes the program here.

Kate and I at ate J J Astor — an amazing dinner, including blackberry salad, for me a pressed chicken, for her walleye with grapefruit and bleu cheese salad, for me a chocolate pudding for dessert, for her an orange olive oil cake. Amazing. Also of note: the happy-hour specials at the Astor are at least competitive with other local happy hours. We had never seen the bar added in the remodel before; it (and the whole space) is awesome.

Bellisio’s was awesome both for the company (M., S., and L.) as for the very filling mix of a caprese salad (the highlight of my meal), various pasta dishes, and tasty gelato.

Being a tourist in your own town is sometimes one of the best ways to rediscover your love for it. Try a local restaurant today. And note: some of the restaurants with more modest aims have a “two for twenty” menu in the evenings.


It’s Saturday. My wife has a cold, and I get “the look” when I suggest that I might go out and leave her shivering under blankets.

So I’m not at the bout between the Harbor City Rollerdames and whomever they are playing tonight. [It doesn't matter whom -- they will be crushed.]

If you have results, please post here. Go Rollerdames!

Rachael Kilgour — He’ll Save Me

Big news about the North Shore

Recent developments may have a big impact on Duluth businesses. Would you patronize the “Norwestshor Theater”? Keep your checking account at “Northwest Shore Bank of Commerce?” You might just have to.

Gitchee Gumee Brewfest tickets for sale

I have two tickets to the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest for Saturday for sale. Worth 80 bucks. Only asking for 50 bucks. Call ASAP 218-349-0681.

“Strike a Pose; There’s Nothing to it.”

Vintage Vogue: A Century of Chic
Saturday, April 9, 5 p.m.
Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate
Tickets | More information

A benefit for Glensheen and the Douglas County Historical Society

Fasten your fashionable seat belt; this runway will transport you from the 1900s to the 1970s, one fabulous outfit at a time. A station tour of Glensheen, refreshments, and a silent auction (checks and cash only, please) add to the fun. And it’s a fundraiser of historic proportions: money raised will be used for the Douglas County Historical Society and Glensheen.

West Duluth Porcupine Hotel

On Wednesday I saw this porcupine high at the top of a tree on Raleigh Street, feasting away on bark. Then on Thursday there were two of them (one up high, one down low).

I was kind of hoping there would be three today, but the overnight snow must have drove them off.

Photoshop has been in the news here

A Thousand Words

To Iraq and Back: Three UMD students’ journeys with the U.S. Army

This is part one of a three part series profiling three UMD students who all went to Iraq together in 2005 and all came to UMD together right after. Two of them are being redeployed in May and the third is staying behind, due to PTSD. This is Sergeant Benjamin Hatton’s story of his last eight years in the United States Army. Read Hatton’s story on LakeVoice News.

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.

Downtown Duluth Office Space


I am looking to relocate my small office to another spot downtown.  Somewhere in the area of Lake Avenue a few blocks east or west would be great.  Any good ideas?  I’m not super picky, but want some good light and clean, etc.  Currently spending about $200 a month so I am also hoping to stay in that range.