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NorShor Theatre circa 1960s: Recognize these kids?

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This photo was found in the Duluth Playhouse‘s archives. The kids, enjoying concessions at the NorShor movie theater in what appears to be the 1960s, are listed as: “Sandy Audio? Atto, Otto, Ottio? 5 years” and “Judy Hanson 8 years.”

Multiple sclerosis as a catalyst from being a burnt out cubicle jockey to self-taught artist and entrepreneur

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Perhaps you’ve wondered what it takes to open your own retail space. Here is the formula that worked for one of my neighbors: intense physical pain + $7,200 in startup costs + burnout and restlessness + a debilitating medical diagnosis + a whole lot of elbow grease = one art gallery. And that’s about all it takes.

The story of Lakeside Gallery, Aaron Kloss’s new venture, is incredible. Check it out at Ed’s Big Adventure.

Any German Speakers???

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I found this old inscription in a 1930s book. Can anyone help me understand it? It looks to be German or Norwegian and based on what I can figure out it references alligators and Lake Superior.

Selective Focus: Richard Colburn

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This week, we look at the quiet, fascinating photography of Richard Colburn.

R.C.: As a photographer I am interested in the social landscape, the idea that a photograph is drawn from life and engages, however eccentrically, being human and alive. There is a wonderful circularity in this way of working in that the photograph originates in the world and through carefully viewing of that photograph we see the world with fresh eyes. That refreshed vision is the result of carefully considering not only the subject but also how the photographer employs the language of photography. That language includes a photographer’s knowledge of materials and processes and history of the medium.
It may be asking a lot for a viewer to make such an effort when we live in a world clotted with easily made and circulated images that are consumed in an instant.

Duluth Alligator Menace Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qLML-Fq-Y8

Duluth National Regatta of 1916

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One century ago, Duluth hosted the 44th annual regatta of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen. The event ran Aug. 11 and 12, 1916, with the Duluth team winning nine of the 12 events it entered.

Mystery Photo #39: Old 708

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A train rolls through western Duluth. Year unknown. Photographer unknown. The number on the train is 708. Anyone have insight?

A Little Trip Around Duluth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ieum-YV56kI

Duluth photo by Drone 117Kevin Wehmeyer of Drone 117, a new aerial video and photography business out of Chippewa Falls, visited Duluth on a recent perfect day and captured scenes around Canal Park and Leif Erikson Park.

Duluth 2016 Primary Election Results

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With all 4,120 precincts reporting statewide:

District 6A Minnesota State Representative (Republican Party)
Robert Farnsworth – 856 | 100%

District 6A Minnesota State Representative (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)
Julie Sandstede – 1,676 | 35.71%
Tom Whiteside – 1,468 | 31.19%
Ben DeNucci – 1,303 | 27.69%
Mike Thompson – 259 | 5.5%

District 7B Minnesota State Representative (Republican Party)
Cody Barringer – 494 | 100%

District 7B Minnesota State Representative (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party)
Liz Olson -1,6,07 | 89.03%
Bryan Jensen – 198 | 10.97%

District 3 St. Louis County Commissioner
Beth Olson – 904 | 50.03%
Jay Fosle – 811 | 44.88%
Kim McKay – 92 | 5.09%

District 7 St. Louis County Commissioner
Michael A. Jugovich – 1,219 | 35.77%
Melissa Scaia – 1,122 | 32.92%
Jeff Polcher – 670 | 19.66%
Mary Jo Rahja – 397 | 11.65%

Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice 6
Natalie Hudson – 173,757 | 64.95%
Michelle L. MacDonald – 54,765 | 20.49%
Craig Foss – 38,906 | 14.56%

Duluth Imperial Mill Co.

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Kiss Meets the Phantom of Duluth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NRqilxTFcU

Kiss performed at Amsoil Arena in Duluth on Aug. 3, and … well, if you didn’t go, there are all sorts of videos shot by a guy named Tom. If you did go, and you didn’t care much for it, well, Paul Stanley thinks you are a miserable asshole.

Paul Stanley thinks Tony Bennett is a miserable asshole

Where in Superior?

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For the 147th installment of Perfect Duluth Day’s ultra-thrilling photo-trivia sensation “Where in Duluth?” we cross the bridge to ask, “Where in Superior was this photo taken?

This Week: baseball, bubbles, blues and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find in this week’s PDD Calendar:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts the inaugural Aeronautics and Space Camp for high-school girls, the 2016 primary election takes place on Tuesday, nationally-recognized kids’ comedy duo Mixed Nuts performs at the Duluth Public Library, Mama’s Stolen Horses make an appearance as part of the Chester Creek Concert Series, the completely bonkers cult film Miami Connection screens at the Zinema, supergroup Case/Lang/Veirs plays Big Top Chautauqua and the Shark-Watching Society is keeping their eyes peeled on Wednesday.

The 2016 Wisconsin Space Conference takes place at UW-Superior, the Duluth Art Institute holds an ongoing workshop on digital-based art, Iron Range mining communities are the focus during a talk with photographer Vance Gellert, ad agency Swim Creative celebrates a decade in business, Har Mar Superstar schools fools at the Red Herring, the Bayfront Blues Festival returns to Bayfront Festival Park, the Duluth Huskies play their last regular-season home game and the Duluth Children’s Museum holds its eighth-annual Bubble Festival.

Movies in the Park and a Hint of Rubber Duck

13902705_10108013292719090_5584844089630251312_nI passed through Movies in the Park on Friday while walking home from Suicide Squad at the Duluth Movie Theater at the DECC. On the way home, I conservatively passed seventy people playing Pokemon Go. I know this because I was playing, too.

Duluth 2016 Primary Election Sample Ballot

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Minnesota’s State Primary election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in all election precincts within all cities, towns and unorganized areas of St. Louis County. Shown above is the state partisan side of the ballot for the Duluth area. Shown below is the state and county nonpartisan side of the ballot.