We ride again! Bring your jacket, it’ll officially be September. Last month’s ride was great. If you missed it, you missed out. Prepare for about 60-70 miles, and maybe a beer afterward!
Setting aside the issues and personal party affiliations for a moment, which candidate for Minnesota Governor has the best website in terms of appearance and functionality?
As for substance, all the candidates seem to like to provide an “issues” section with a few paragraphs of philosophy about a handful of topics. So far, I’ve only seen two somewhat detailed position papers on the state budget:
I’m thinking of changing cell-phone plans. I currently use AT&T and am wondering about Sprint — calling only, no e-mail or fancy apps needed. Please share your experience.
Hello again north country friends. Once again my band Black Bear Combo will be returning to Two Harbors this Saturday to provide some of the musical enjoyment for this year’s Slivovitz Festival. August 28, all day long at Earthwood Inn in Two Harbors. For information, call 218-834-3847. I don’t know the lineup or times for the bands, but there are always a bunch, along with food and drinks.
I’ll probably be sticking around Duluth and the Iron Range for a few days visiting, does anyone have any other suggestions for the next couple of days (bands, food, etc.)?
If you didn’t get a chance to see the slide show of NorShor Theatre history last week, it’s now online. Click here.
If you didn’t get a chance to see Rick Boo, Hot Rod and Hung on Saturday night, well, I suppose there is no shortage of opportunities for that.
Monday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m., Dirty Horse will be sharing the stage with Dingus and Bumfilter, two very rowdy and rockin’ punk bands from Minneapolis. Come out and enjoy some original music!
Wisconsin is keeping it old school, with a traditional September primary. Here’s what’s on the ballot:
Last night my brother, my good buddy, and I were DJing at Hell Burgers and had a friggin’ blast doing it. I was thinking about the clubs and bars in Duluth, and I was wondering what the DJs there play, if any DJ at all. Do you think that Duluth even has a scene where DJs playing dance/house music is even wanted? I’d like to get a normal thing going at some bar or club to play fresh tracks, but I’m wondering if it’s worth my effort, or if I should just go for Twin Cities gigs?
Input would be gnarly! And thanks to everyone who came out and supported last night!
If you Google “Duluth” and go on the Maps section, there’s a button on the upper right that says Earth. Click that, and you can see a 3-D rending of Duluth including some of the buildings downtown! It’s still a work in progress because this is such a small city, but it’s still very interesting. You might need Google Earth for it to work … I’m not sure exactly. I just found out about this moments ago.
My boss, a local professor, is looking to donate an upright piano to a local classroom, early childhood center, or organization that could get good use out of it. It has not been played in several years, and has a few worn keys as you can see in the photo, but is still in good working condition.
Photos from Thursday night at the NorShor, courtesy of the On 3 Design photo booth:
Here’s the lineup for the Aug. 21 centennial events at the NorShor:
FREE OPEN HOUSE Main Stage
12pm DJ Path Annu (interludes throughout event)
12:30pm Arrowhead Chorale
1:30pm Kelvin Saline
2:30pm Lyric Opera of the North
3pm Renegade Theater Co. Improv
3:30pm Spin Collective
12:15pm Duluth Playhouse Children’s Theater
1:15pm Rubber Chicken Theater
2pm Aurora Baer
2:45pm Oriental and Fusion Belly Dance
3:30pm One Man Dan
12pm Historical Slideshow (looped)
12:45pm Minnesota Ballet
1:15pm Historical Slideshow (looped)
2:15pm Over the Top Dance Co.
2:45pm Historical Slideshow (looped)
NIGHTTIME RAWK AND/OR ROLL ($5 COVER) Mezzanine
8:30pm Modern Gentlemen & Kritical Kontact
9:30pm Poetry Motel
10:30pm Lake Superior Cacophonic Choir
10:35pm The Moon is Down
12:30am The Acceleratii
10pm The Fontanelles
11pm The Little Black Books
12am Cars & Trucks
I drove past a new restaurant today on Tower Avenue in Superior. According to the Chamber’s website:
Marlee’s Caribbean Restaurant
525 Tower Avenue
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: (715) 392-1279
Fax: (218) 579-2909
Marlee’s Caribbean is a full service restaurant offering Caribbean and Cajun cuisine along with American fare. A full-service bar is included.
My interest is definitely piqued! Anyone have any more information about actual opening date, sample menus, etc?
Discovery Dock is a drop-off after school program where students will have the opportunity to receive tutoring and educational programming on science topics. Students will also be given time to explore the exhibit floor with each session. Lessons this fall semester will include themed topics consistent with current phenology, astronomy, holidays, and current events.
Place: Great Lakes Aquarium
When: Weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Who: Students in 4th-6th Grade
Cost: $5/members and $7.50/non-members
**Minimum of 5 students per session required
Contact for Lindsay Brandt for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (218)740-3474 ext. 1027
Hello! This is my first PDD post. I have lurked on the site reading other’s posts for awhile and have enjoyed the site a ton. So thanks all!
This post is about the paranormal in Duluth. I thought that perhaps with the vast PDD audience I could get some more stories or information on sites that are supposed to be haunted.
I know of the Blue man at the Depot (mainly seen in the Duluth Playhouse Theatre), the supposed haunting of Fairlawn, of Glensheen, and I’ve heard stories about the Nemadji Cemetery in Superior’s East End. Does anyone else have any good spots in the area or stories of ghosts, apparitions, or unusual activity? If so please share.
The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator. Responsibilities include scheduling of volunteers at two dozen venues over the course of eight days, managing correspondence with a pretty kickass group of people, and generally keeping your cool under pressure.
A detailed job description can be found at duluthhomegrown.com.
So your former geek royalty (King Neal and Queen Katie) now live in LA. Not together, but oddly enough only about a mile from each other (which when you realize how big this city is, that’s amazing). The question is, what should be our first order of geek? I’m leaning toward renaming Pasadena to Shatnerburgh.