June 2009 Posts

WCCO Reports: Favre will be at Vikings’ training camp

Brett Favre a viking for realI know. I know. We have heard so much about nothing about this that, who cares? Well this is finally news that seems pretty legit coming from WCCO.

Wonder if Cory Hollenhorst thought Favre would ever actually be a Viking when he doctored up this SI cover as a joke? According to WCCO’s Mark Rosen it seems Favre will be a Viking and the equipment manager already ordered the Purple #4.

Well I guess the good news is we will not throw a 3-yard dump off to the fullback on a 3rd-and-8 with Favre at the helm. Can you say Super Bowl?

Guys and Dolls Jr. update

I posted before about Guys and Dolls Jr. at the Duluth Playhouse, so I want to pass along the info. that the Saturday 1 p.m. show has been canceled because of slow ticket sales. The show will go on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

I heard some people speculate that parents might think this isn’t a show that kids would like, but the “Jr.” versions of Broadway shows are adapted for children to perform and see. It’s cute, funny and musical. Just not at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Green Brief 7

“Mousavi and Khatami’s offices have told their supporters to use a different tactic to get their demands by going to the bazaars with their families everyday starting Tuesday at 9 and not buy anything at all. If anyone is to ask them, they’re to say they’re there to shop.”

Read more.

Snow in June


Dandelion snow or cottonwood seeds or willow dust or something.


The YWCA Spirit Valley Supportive Housing Program will be collecting new and gently used pajamas and night wear for women and children at the historic YWCA Trepanier Hall on Wednesday, June 24th (tomorrow!) from 10-4. All pajamas will be donated to local women’s shelters.

Trepanier Hall is located at 212 W Second St. in downtown Duluth.

If you can’t make it during those times, you can drop donations off at the YWCA administrative offices at the Building For Women, 32 E First St. anytime this week.

Questions? Contact Tammi at 624-5451 x 10

Outdoor concert at Wade Stadium Sunday

An outdoor concert featuring Shinedown, Saving Abel, Pop Evil and Sick of Sarah will be held Sunday at Wade Stadium. Read more.

Howie Blog: Pies ‘n boats

Volunteers have prepared over 900 pies for Saturday’s 5th annual Rhubarb Festival.

“We are even selling rhubarb burritos again this year,” Pies and Treats committee co-chair Char Juntunen said in a prepared statement. “We tried the Burritos last year at the last minute and they were a hit!” Read more.

Row, row, row your boat

Over 250 rowers from more than six clubs are expected to compete in the Duluth Rowing Club’s 51st Annual International Rowing Regatta on Saturday, July 11. Read more.


From the Ripsaw Archive | June 1999


Ten years ago, cartoonist Israel Malachi poked fun at Duluth City Councilor Marcia Hales for pushing an ordinance that made it a ticketable offense to play a car stereo loud enough to be heard 50 feet away.

Perfect Duluth Domestic Partnership

The city of Duluth opened Domestic Partnership registration yesterday (apparently nobody showed up). You can find info & forms here.

Farmers Market At UMD: Wednesday 6/24

Farmers Market at UMD


UMD Kirby Plaza Bus Hub

LOCAL Produce, Music and Artisans!


Thurs, July 2
The Bike Cave, 1712 Jefferson St.
8pm- Potluck
9pm- Film screening

Bike on down to the Cave for an evening of food and film! We’ll be screening Veer, a new documentary film that follows five bike enthusiasts over the course of a year, illuminating their struggles and triumphs while depicting different aspects of today’s bike culture.

Veer trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyv0JchtTpQ

Ride your bike, bring a friend, and bring something to share!
the B.C.C is a sober space.


new Mars Volta album


Their new single, “Since We’ve Been Wrong,” sounds so Low-esque. Are the Angelenos acquainted with the Sparhawk family or is it just affinity?

“Kiss Off” from the Free Range Film Festival Players

Directed by local hero Mike Scholtz for the Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project. Featuring a cameo by Minnesota State Representative Roger Reinert.

Identical cousins?


I was at 26th Avenue East and London Road when I saw these two cars. They’re a little unusual, so I thought it was funny to see two together. The question that lingers for me: Is it possible these people are together? Do friends ever buy the same kind of car so they’ll match?