July 2010 Posts

Duluth Doctor Recommendation?

I’m looking for a general practitioner in the Duluth Clinic system. I am in need of a new one, and was hoping someone might have a good recommendation. I would prefer someone in the SMDC network since all of my records are there currently. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Best spot in Duluth to view tall ships

Where’s the best place to watch the tall ships come into the harbor?

Sat 8/14 – The Final Kurtfest in Eveleth!

Mark your calendars, because this is a once-in-a-lifetime true northern Minnesotan experience!

What? Seventeen local bands in an all-day festival with two stages
Where? Eveleth, Minnesota (an hour’s drive up from Duluth)
When? Polish sausage at 3pm, music starts at 4pm
Huh? Only 5 dollars! More info at myspace.com/Kurtfest

Workshop and discussion on financial crisis

Folk economists tour Midwest about financial crisis
What: Lecture, music, discussion, workshop
Where: Dorothy Day House
1712 Jefferson St., Duluth
When: Saturday, Aug. 7
Dinner at 6pm followed by 7pm presentation
Cost: Free

Community organizers from Winona, MN are touring the Midwest to talk to communities about mutual aid in the shadow of massive financial crisis. The event will feature a lecture on capitalism, debt crisis, and mutual aid, followed by a group discussion and music by Froseph.

Come to this presentation to share your experiences with the recession, compare survival notes, and discuss the ways our communities can organize to alleviate the symptoms of an unstable economy.

Target Corp Gives $150,000 for Republican Tom Emmer

Some Minnesotans seem upset about Minneapolis-based Target giving money for Republican Tom Emmer’s campaign for Minnesota Governor, as Target is usually not associated with conservative politics. Minnesota-based BestBuy also gave $100,000. National News has picked up the story.

Friday 8/6 @ the Rex – A Night in the Box, Two Many Banjos, and Dirty Horse

Poster Rex 8/6

A Night in the Box (high-energy folk out of Minneapolis) will be performing with Two Many Banjos (equally high energy folk) and Dirty Horse at the infamous Rex Liquor Emporium on Aug. 6. The show will be $5 and a 21+ event.

The Duluth Academy

News release from Pakou Ly, public information coordinator for the city of Duluth:

An unprecedented partnership between the city of Duluth, Duluth Public Schools and Lake Superior College was announced today that will create an innovative educational, workforce development and community enrichment hub called the Duluth Academy.

Will Walleye-gate Matter?

The attempt by St. Louis County Commissioner Dennis Fink and State Senator Satveer Chaudhary to circumvent the standard Department of Natural Resources process for changing fishing regulations on the Fish Lake Resevoir has already cost Senator Chaudhary his DFL endorsement and may likely cost him his job. The question is what impact will the Fish Lake scandal have on Commissioner Fink’s bid for re-election?

It’s official.

I am truly a Northlander. Today, I uttered this sentence:

“I parked all kittywhompus because I was trying not to hit that cat in the alley. Oh, for stupid.”

It only took 9 years.

The 9th North Shore Iron Pour and Iron Casting Seminar

Do you want to learn how to make cast iron sculpture? Submit an application to attend the 9th North Shore Iron Pour.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Kalstrom at [email protected] 218-310-8411

When: Iron pour seminar and artists pour – August 14-22
Public pour – Sept. 11

Where: The iron pour seminar will be located at a beautiful rural site about 15 miles southeast of Duluth.  The public pour will be held in Duluth.

Tibetan Buddhist Lama Khenpo Sherab Sangpo coming to Duluth

This seminar will present meditation instructions according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The topics presented in this course instill the meditator with a sense of enthusiasm for spiritual practice and insight into the nature of existence.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

This may be a long shot, but I am hoping PDDers can help. Last night I had two wicker chairs stolen off my front porch by Eighth Ave. E. and Seventh St. Normally, I wouldn’t mind, but these chairs were my great grandmother’s, so they have some sentimental value to me.

They are a darker green with green- and white-striped cushions (although one of the cushions I found in the neighbor’s yard, so one is missing). One is a rocking chair and the other looks the same, but it’s just a regular chair.

I can’t imagine people carrying them around too far, as they are kind of heavy, unless they took them away in a car. I have scoped out the neighborhood, but have not found any sign of them. I’m hoping they weren’t ditched on the side of a street and someone else picked them up thinking they were free for the taking.

If you could keep your eyes out for them, I would greatly appreciate it. If you are the dirty rotten scoundrels that took them, please put them back where you found them. I just don’t understand why people do this type of thing — it really irks me. Thanks for your help!

DSL Slowdown?

We use Qwest DSL and for the last two or three weeks we have been having weird slowdowns. Most of the time, web pages load almost instantly but sometimes a page takes so long to load that we get a “can’t find the server” message. It’s not site dependent and we haven’t changed computers, DSL modem or router. It’s almost like we are getting a busy signal or something. Anyone else who uses Qwest DSL (especially in the Woodland area) experiencing these slowdowns?

Pardon me, Railway Pizzeria & Bar, but I must say that’s a pretty kinky offer

Top of the delivery menu:

“Here you go, Mr. Deliveryman. See you back at my room with a vodka tonic in 20 minutes or less.”

Nerd Nite #5

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