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Native Tree & Shrub Sale ends April 15

The annual Native Tree and Shrub Sale ends on April 15, so place your order now. Learn about each species and print a Tree Order Form — all available online at, or call the Soil & Water Conservation District office, 723-4867.

Spring 2011 Sustainability Fair at UMD on April 19 and 20

You’re invited to the Spring 2011 Sustainability Fair at UMD on April 19 and 20. Join us on Tuesday, April 19, as award-winning journalist and former WCCO news anchor Don Shelby talks about the failure of American journalism to tell the most important story since journalism began – global climate change. Don’s talk will take place at 6:30PM in Chemistry Building 200. On Wednesday, April 20, join us for tabling, talks, and tips on sustainability issues. Sustainability panels and special guests will be in Kirby Student Center from 10am to 2pm.

For more details on the Spring 2011 Sustainability Fair at UMD on April 19 and 20, visit the UMD Sustainability web page at

Google announces Kansas City, Kan., will get first high-speed broadband network

Associated Press | March 30, 2011 – 11:49 AM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Search engine Google says it’s planning to bring its high-speed broadband network to Kansas City, Kan.

The company announced Wednesday on its official blog that the city is the first to get the new program. Google says its ultrafast network would be capable of making Internet access more than 100 times faster than the broadband connection in most U.S. homes.

More than 1,100 cities throughout the country made bids to become a test site for the network, which would provide Internet connections of 1 gigabit per second to up to 500,000 people.

Milo Medin, Google’s vice president of access services, said in choosing a city the goal was to find someplace it could build efficiently, make an impact on the community and develop relationships with local government and community organizations.

Any good local web designers?

Geckobyte in Duluth is about to put a bunch of Craigslist ads out in some of the bigger cities looking for gun-for-hire work, but we’d much rather pay the local talent if possible. We need someone (or some firm) to make some very professional looking website templates for us. This person must have a portfolio we could look at. We are experiencing a surplus of business at the moment and would like to pull in some cavalry for a bit to help ease the workload. We will pay well for quality work. Hope to find you if you’re out there.

email paul @ if you have questions or want more info. Thanks!

Duluth’s Music Scene

Have you ever wondered why there are so many bands and musicians in Duluth? What is it that makes bands like Trampled by Turtles, Low, and Charlie Parr call Duluth home? Visit LakeVoice News and See it, Hear it, and Read it first.

We just added a new “Music” tab that we will keep adding to every week to talk more about the Duluth music scene and it all leads up to the grand event of the Homegrown Music Festival. Over the course of the next few weeks we will continue to post more stories, pictures, and videos about local bands and musicians.

If you are a local musician or would like to see a band/musician get covered in our weekly news website please email us at lakevoicenews @

It’s two…two…two boats in one!

Remember the old Certs commercial? “It’s two!…two!…two mints in one!” We have our own version of that, except it’s 100o feet long. The Presque Isle, which left Duluth this morning, is two boats fixed together. Read up about more Presque Isle factoids and trivia.

Where in Duluth?

Where in duluth?

This should be quite easy considering its location. I still find it interesting though.

Photos Wanted!

LakeVoice News is looking for recent photos from around the Duluth area that we can showcase in our weekly news publication. They can be of anyone or anything, but all we ask is that it is from the area. We also ask that you write a short caption for the photo that explains where the picture was taken, who is in the picture, what is going on in the picture and who took the photo.

To submit your photos you can email them to lakevoicenews @ and an editor will get back to you as soon as possible if we decide to publish it.

See it. Hear it. Read it.

Alan Unplggd

“>Amsterdam Acoustics – Alan Sparhawk (LOW) : Amazing Grace from macoustics”>AMSTERDAMACOUSTICS on Vimeo.

Power of the Purse – May 5 – Fundraiser for Imagination Library

Power of the Purse — an evening of stylish purses, drinks and savory appetizers with special guest (memoirist/journalist, Laurie Hertzel) — all in support of early literacy.

Featuring a silent auction of unique and extraordinary purses, proceeds benefit Imagination Library, an early literacy program that delivers free books every month to children in our community.

The Evening:
5-7 p.m. Purse Auction & Wine Tasting
6-8 p.m. Savory Appetizers & Dessert
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Speaker Laurie Hertzel

Limited seating. Advance tickets recommended.

Order tickets at or call 218.726.4770.

Bunco game night – April 1 – Fundraiser for Circle of Hope

Bunco Game Night
Friday, April 1, 6:30-8 p.m.

Lakeside Lester Park Community Club
54th Ave. E. & Tioga Street (1 block up from Superior St.)

This is a historic dice game that is a blast and a great community mixer. No experience is necessary. We have surprises as well. The rules will be explained, and then there will be game time.

Pre-registration is recommended by calling 525-5098 or e-mailing Wendy at wendyupnorth @ Players ages 12 and above are welcome. This event will support Circle of Hope for breast cancer block grants. A $10 donation is suggested.

Fire Dancers and Live Electronic/Dubstep

This Friday, April 1, 8:15pm, at Clyde Iron Works. Spin Collective performs with live original Dubstep and electronic music by Shaunna Heckman, Paul Broman, and Kevin Craig.

Story Of The Sea, Jenny Dalton, Atlas Mts. @ Pizza Luce

BOLD-choice Theatre presents The Peach

Battling Obstacles Living with Disabilities provides a unique style of theatre performance that exposes community and student audiences to the talents of individuals with disabilities, opening new channels for dialogue and providing a venue to “talk” across barriers. BOLD-choice Theatre Company is created by Choice, Unlimited.

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Charlie Parr and $75 Pipe Raffle at Legacy Glassworks on Thursday!

Free concert. Music starts at 6 PM with Kyle Ollah, Sarah Starkey, Sitter and Charlie Parr. Free raffle ticket with entrance: $75 pipe raffled during Parr’s set break. 30 W. First St., Duluth. 218-720-0747.

Geek Prom 2011 – These ARE the Droids You’re Looking For

Geek Prom Poster

Get your Geek Prom tickets early and/or RSVP on the Facebook event page.

More Tweedy for Less Bucks

Jeff Tweedy @ Bayfront Park, Duluth, MN - Photo by Richard Narum

Problem: Too Many Tweedy’s

I have too many Jeff Tweedy tickets than required. The show is tomorrow (Tuesday, March 29), 7:30pm in Rochester, Minn.

Solution: I am offering the tickets at nearly half off … say, $25 each … for the best music related haiku (as judged by Paul Lundgren).

Haiku entries accepted until noon on Tuesday, March 29.

In Need of Rakes (again)

It’s that time of year where I’m in need of your retired steel-tined leaf rake. It cannot be plastic or bamboo- it must be steel. I chop the tines off for thumb piano keys and I need a whole lot of them for a music program/workshop I’m doing later in the spring. If your rake is missing all but one of it’s tines, I’ll still take it. You can contact me through yelling loudly or the internet thingy.

Duluth Hash House Harriers

I’m looking to see if we have an established HHH group in Duluth? If not we should it started up!

Proctor on a Dirty Spring Sunday