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2015 NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship

2015 NCAA Division Men’s Hockey Championship

The UMD Bulldogs drew the Minnesota Gophers in the first round of the NCAA National Hockey Championship Playoffs. The ‘Dogs have faced the Gophers four times this season, winning three and losing one. They play 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., on ESPNU/WatchESPN.  Go Bulldogs!

The Boomchucks – “Antidote”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=868D_e4nCw0

Presenting the title track from the new album by Duluth band the Boomchucks, set for release later in 2015.

“I thought I got this at a wrestling convention in Duluth”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owQ1Iz4AYUU

The Duluth reference here is likely intended to be Duluth, Ga., since the Chris Stevens character on Northern Exposure is a native of Wheeling, W.Va., and any wrestling convention he attended would probably have been during his years at Wheeling Central Catholic High School. (Assuming “convention” means “tournament” — it could also mean a gathering of popular wrestlers signing autographs or some other thing.) The distance from Wheeling is great in either direction, however — 650 miles to Duluth, Ga., and 950 miles to Duluth, Minn.

Duluth ranks among “Best College Towns to Live in Forever”

College Ranker has sorted the nation’s college towns based on how “things like community, neighborhoods, schools” and other aspects create a place that is “attractive in retaining students who graduate from local colleges.” Duluth came in at #22. For some reason, UMD is the only one of the handful of colleges in the area that receives a mention in the text.

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Anthony Bennett – “Natural Disaster” (live on The PlayList)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2C_DNRvADE

Anthony Bennett performs “Natural Disaster” from his album Hello Cruel World on the March 19 episode of WDSE-TV’s The PlayList.

A little spring frolic on the North Shore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojQ5NagXZyo

Video shot and produced by Buchholz Media.

Selective Focus: Spring

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Aaron Reichow, untitled

Well that was abrupt. Two weeks ago I was freezing in Two Harbors, knee-deep in snow. This week there is an impromptu river running down 3rd West, and I sunned like a seal on the rocks of Observation Hill. Truthfully, it has made me immoderately crazy; grateful, but yes, kinda unhinged (bonus points this week to Aaron, whose image featured above includes a meta-Narum).

Banner Photo Info: Where’s the Party?

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I found the graphic of all the banner photos, which was great fun to look at.  But I want to know: what’s going on in this photo?  Obviously a somber gathering, but what are the details? Of course, apologies if I just didn’t search well enough.

Northern Lights!

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The aurora borealis started off early last night as soon as the sun had set. I captured this image just outside of the Duluth city limits. Enjoy!

Northern Lights at Caribou Lake

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

The aurora was amazing last night! I stitched stills from last night into a video. Taken at Caribou Lake, north of Duluth.

Homegrown 2015 schedule announced

Homegrown 2015 ScheduleThe Homegrown Music Festival returns April 26 to May 3 with its usual eight days of 200 bands and related mayhem. The schedule has been released, so it’s time to begin charting your adventure. The Chicken App a smart-phone optimized version of the schedule, is also available.

The Homegrown Iron Range Invasion will be March 27 and the Twin Cities Invasion will be April 17. The Homegrown Field Guide is still a few weeks away from landing in piles at local merchants.

Where in Duluth?

This seems an odd location for a bathroom faucet.  Where in Duluth?  Hint: may be in a grocery store.

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Busy… Arts and Such

A lot of ground to cover this week…

This Week: clovers, cars, comedy and more

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

It’s St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, and there are a number of themed events going on. The Ides of March continues with bands playing the music of the Ramones, Alkaline Trio and the Dropkick Murphys, there’s a parade and music at Clyde Iron and Celtic music is at Duluth Congregational Church.

The rest of the week is well-stocked, too: there’s an Antique Appraisal at the Depot, the DuLutsen North of North Music and Ski Festival gets underway with six days of entertainment, Fuse Duluth celebrates their 10th anniversary, the Twin Cities’ 20% Theatre Company comes to town, the event formerly known as the World of Wheels is taking place on Saturday and there’s comedy at Dubh Linn.

Toast to the Land of 10,000 by Gabe Douglas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcnhm2AETaI