Has anyone else noticed deer parts along Seven Bridges Road? You know where they close the road in the winter, and people walk and ski and snowmobile and run dogs? Near the barrier at the bottom, and in the woods next to Smiley’s, my dog is always coming up with a spine or a leg or a hunk of pelvis. What’s up with that? Do poachers dump the parts they don’t want there? Do old deer go there to die?
While I was really rooting for the “Paste Headline Here” whoopsie by the DNT, I think the Transistor gets the gold cup for its summary of today’s Polar Plunge.
I just wanted to put a general question out there for those that know the city better than me:
What are some existing abandoned buildings you know of in Duluth? (Including places that are in the works of being renovated, or even really unique, big interior spaces that aren’t abandoned).
Well, they have begun to tear down the mansion to make way for the mega Walgreens. Some other houses will be torn down too. See my post The Last Mansion Between Kitchi Gammi Club and 14th Ave. East.
I note that the first piece of legislation that Raymond Cravaack saw fit to propose involved defunding the U.S. Institute of Peace, a $46.5 million budgetary rounding error responsible for useless projects like the Iraq Study Group.
[The USIP is currently raising money to complete a relatively fancy headquarters on the Mall, but has for years been located on the second floor of the National Restaurant Association's palatial headquarters in DC.]
This concludes today’s object lesson in the fact that Elections Matter.
This Saturday at the Rex — 10pm — $5
Cars & Trucks
Imagine Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes full of clean, clear, fresh water for future generations to enjoy. Together we can make this vision a reality. The Freshwater Society, the Friends of the Minnesota Valley, and the McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League invite you to learn more about Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality, created to protect the water in our lakes and rivers. Presentation on Monday, Feb. 21 @ 7 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center.
Help – it’s a birthday cake emergency!
Does Patty Cake Cakes still exist? I know they were selling out of the Piedmont Milk House, but they’re no longer there. Does anyone know of another cake-baker who makes a german chocolate cake like Patty Cake’s?
I’ve seen President’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and Presidents Day. (watch the ads on TV or in print) Which is it? I’m with the plural possessive, since we celebrate Lincoln and Washington specifically. Or do we celebrate all presidents? Then it should be like Veterans Day. Chime in.
Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth
After a hiatus of a couple of years, the Duluth Public Library Reference staff has begun posting again on its blog Reference @ Duluth.
Library staff will be providing local history articles and information about reference services at the library.
This is a fundraiser for Respect Your Mother, a concert held annually in the spring at Leif Erickson Park.
Friday, Feb. 18, 6pm
Norway Hall, 21 Lake Ave., Duluth
Suggested donation $15
Contact Eric Ament at 320-267-1094 to sign up to perform in the slam.
The dinner is chili and porridge with salad, fry bread and chutney.
“Down-Home Global Cooking: Why Cosmopolitanism versus Localism is a False Dichotomy, and How Our Food Can Show Us the Way to a Third Option”
Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College,
Friday, Feb 18, 3 pm, Humanities 314.
“In Search of the Missing Virtue(s) in the East and West”
Heidi Giebel, St Thomas University,
Friday, Feb 25, 3 pm, Humanities 314.