February 2011 Posts

Duluth makes it on failblog.org

Church Sign Fail

Hey! Where’d you get that rock necklace?

My talented friend, Gail Blum, makes beach stone necklaces and now has a website where you can get one, too. Free domestic shipping!


Cirrus to be acquired by Chinese Company

Cirrus Industries, parent company of Cirrus Aircraft of Duluth, announced today it will be acquired by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. of Zhuhai, China. The transaction is expected to close by midyear.

Cirrus will apparently continue to assemble airplanes in Duluth. Mayor Don Ness issued this statement:

“We anticipate that this merger will give Cirrus the additional financial resources and stability to ensure their recovery and grow operations and employment as the economy rebounds. I appreciate the assurances that Cirrus management has given us that operations will remain in Duluth; obviously that is our primary concern. We look forward to continuing the partnership with Cirrus not only to retain local operations, but also to grow jobs and support the company’s future success.”

Travis Melin Photography Exhibit

A 16×20 print will be given away during this exhibit! Come register at the opening reception on Saturday, March 5 from 5-8pm at the DPI, 405 E. Superior St. Snacks and refreshments served!  For more of Travis’ work go to travismelinimages.com.

For more information on the DPI, visit duluthphotographyinstitute.com.

Two Many Banjos, Old City Hall

Two songs shot in Duluth’s old City Hall, including the first Skywalk built in Duluth. Other new videos up at northshoresessions.com.

Sex Trafficking of Women and Children in Our Community: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m., UMD 4th Floor Library Rotunda
Free and open to the public

A panel discussion on Sex Trafficking in Minnesota and Duluth with Shunu Shrestha, PAVSA Trafficking Task Force Coordinator; Sergeant Ann Clancy, Police Department, Scan Division; Bree Bussey, MSW, Shelter Coordinator American Indian Community Housing Organization; Dr. Jane Ellen Maddy, Duluth Branch of AAUW, and Dr. Sean Walsh, Director of the UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy.

Who is Bob Dylan to you?

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Bob Dylan (aka Robert Zimmerman of Hibbing, MN) is turning 70 in May. In anticipation of the big day, we want to gather memories, stories and thoughts about Bob Dylan and his music. Thanks to his shape-shifting, the man and his music mean something different to nearly everyone.

Share your story here.

Where in Duluth?

Save the deer, shoot a dog

This ranks pretty high on my list of stunning news releases.

Minnesota DNR: Dogs chasing deer an annual problem

In summary: Between Jan. 1 and July 14, it’s legal to shoot and kill a dog that is pursuing a deer.

Holy crap.

Gypsy moth abatement

Nothing will drive viewers to a new blog like gypsy moth abatement!  Did anyone else get the gypsy moth abatement report in the mail yesterday and can anyone explain to me why pheromone treatment is fine for 99 percent of the treatment areas, yet in a small area of East Hillside they’ll be spraying insecticide?!? 

Here’s a link to a pdf version they sent.

Eric Dubnicka

Homegrown Fever!

Anyone else starting to get Homegrown Fever? I am getting really excited.

Duluth, Time Lapse

I don’t think I’ve seen this here yet, but it was on MPR’s Bob Collins’ Newscut blog today, scroll down past the more newsy stuff for the write-up.

Community Gardens and Arts in Superior (Broadway Gardens) wants you!

Are you interested in gardening? Would you like to have your own community garden plot? The Broadway Community Gardens in Superior has organic raised beds to rent on the corner of Hammond and Broadway (Just over the High Bridge from Duluth, across from the Red Mug coffee house).

TEDxUMD Tuesday, March 1!

View the schedule here!

The Kirby Lounge is in Kirby Student Center, one floor down from the bookstore on Kirby Drive or one floor up from the entrance to Solon Campus Center. The public is welcome all day and all evening long.  A new speaker with a new idea every 20 minutes! Remember, free parking on campus after 6:30pm in maroon, white and metered lots. Email Jessi Eaton if you have any questions.

See it. Hear it. Read it.

LakeVoice is back.

LakeVoice News is a weekly online publication produced by UMD journalism students. The stories are reported on and written by students, but the content is for the community.

Top stories on LakeVoice this week include homemade ketchup by a local business, the history of the city that sailed across the lake and how the recent weather extremes have affected the city.

Also be sure to check out this week’s top photos from around the area.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!