January 2011 Posts

Wild Rice Pizza in Duluth?

Anyone know of a restaurant that sells wild rice pizza?  Looking for something like the ones at  Sven & Ole’s pizza in Grand Marais. (Wild rice, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, olives, peppers onions).  Simple, yet different.

Duluth locations for a first birthday party

I need a location idea for a first birthday party. Something affordable, with convenient parking, able to handle around 30 people (adults and small children). I’m looking for something unconventional, yet realistic.

Renegade Theater Company Season Kickoff

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The 2nd Annual Season Kickoff and Silent Auction is almost here! Join Renegade on Feb. 3 to celebrate what promises to be a year of excellent shows. Our event this year will once again include a silent auction and raffle, with tons of great items generously donated by community businesses. There is no cost to this event, but donations are more than welcome.

Gallery Talk by Jennifer Webb

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth

Art History is a scholarly treasure hunt!  Learn where University of Minnesota Duluth Art History Professor Jennifer Webb‘s research “took” her as she studied works of art hanging in Glensheen: the Historic Congdon Estate, learned more about Chester and Clara Congdon’s collecting practice, and examined treasures in the Glensheen Archive.  She will explain how all the “findings” from this academic adventure came together in the article “Golden Age Collecting in America’s Middle West” published in May 2010.

Easiest ski trail in the Duluth area

In a land of steep hills and deep valleys, where can a beginning cross-country skier in Duluth go without fear of hills and spills? Check out the new trails and new parking at Boulder Lake on my blog. Now we just need Slim Goodbuzz to check out the adjacent Island Lake Inn.

Pilot has a PDD thanks to Cirrus!

Pilot unhurt after plane’s parachute cushions crash near Kiowa

UMD professor on Nova Science Now



University of Minnesota Duluth Biology Professor Matt Andrews appeared in the “Hibernating Humans” segment on last week’s episode of Nova Science Now. Check out the video above.

Dr. Andrews has been active in the field of hibernation since 1995 and has used his background in molecular biology and protein-DNA interactions to identify genes that regulate mammalian hibernation.

Michele Bachmann’s Tea Party response to the State of the Union Address, take two

Apologies for the commercial preceding the video.

Free Rent for a Year in Duluth: Go Downtown, Grow Downtown

Go Downtown. Grow Downtown

The Greater Downtown Duluth Council and a bunch of other organizations are offering free rent for a year plus free advertising, business planning and technical support for two businesses in Downtown Duluth. Click the picture for contest details.

One of my obsessive Duluth-oriented twitter feeds led me to this on the Star Tribune website. I couldn’t find mention of it in the online Duluth News Tribune, but they are a sponsor so I’m sure it will get in there sometime, (unless maybe they’re hoping to bring in outside ideas first).

Free rent for a year? And who said this town wasn’t business friendly. I’m all for revitalization in Downtown Duluth. I hope it works.

Home Sweet Home

A short film by local high-school student Will François III. Impressive for the materials and education allotted.

Valentine’s Day Swing with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley

Hot Toddy at Horseshoe Billiards in Duluth, Valentine's Day 2011

Hot Toddy is swinging back from Los Angeles to do several shows in February. He’ll also be at Clyde Iron with The Fractals and Aces in Superior with John Seguin.

ISO: Homegrown 2010 Photos

Seeking 2010 Homegrown photos for the 2011 Field Guide. Photos need t0 be high-rez JPGs (no watermarks, please); there’s no need for RAWs. You can send me a link to the photos online, or contact me if they’re on a CD/DVD: adam [at] transistormag [dot] com. Thanks!

Bawdy Burns Night

Amy Klobuchar’s Hot Dish Recipe

Amy Klobuchar’s Taconite Tater Tot Hot Dish recipe is now available for all who remember when tater tots were not the enemy of school lunches that Michelle Obama has made them out to be in her campaign to bring health lunches to schools. Anyone else notice the irony of this “situation?”

February is I Love to Read Month!

Celebrate I Love to Read Month this February with Cozy Pajama Story Time at the Duluth Public Library every Thursday evening in February 6:30-7:15pm! 

Feb 3, 10 and 24 in the Green Room
Feb 17 in the Gold Room

Children ages 0-8 and their families are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy a fun story! Story time is a great way to encourage a love of reading and learning! We hope you will celebrate reading with us!

-Your Friends at United Way of Greater Duluth Success By 6