July 2011 Posts

Update on Cathedral Parking

Thought I’d pass along an update to the early July post regarding parking around the Cathedral on Sunday:

We were all gently reminded today not to park on Wallace or in any illegal parking areas today after mass. The police have informed Father Peter they will start ticketing next week. A nice reminder that sometimes if you call the police, or the source of your problem, you can get things done! Hopefully tickets will work … people are still walking in for mass at 11 a.m. and the mass time was changed to 10:30 a.m. a couple of months ago. I suspect that will continue for a couple of years.

Indian Taco Fundraiser

Wednesday, August 3, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Skate Shack.

Proceeds go to Twin Ports Action Coalition.

Indian tacos are only $5, dessert frybread is $3 and the new ultimate dessert frybread is $4.

Perilous Inlets of Lake Superior

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Anybody see this yet? It was certainly a surprising sight while waiting in the drive-through at McDonald’s.

While I was getting coffee at the London Road McDonald’s, I noticed signs popping up from the other side of the fence.

Free Range Film Fest is fun

These kids are on the nice list because they came to the Free Range Film Festival last night. There is still time to get off the naughty list. Films start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Full schedule here

PAVSA’s 856 Campaign: Final Days

Raising awareness and funds to keep our community a safer place. The 856 Campaign was conceptualized based on the 856 people in Southern St. Louis County that PAVSA worked with last year. This number can mean many things to different people: 856 victims, 856 survivors, 856 people with lives forever changed.

Mighty Ore Boats of Lake Superior

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The Local Does Duluth on Demand

Moose Wallow Ramblers albumIn case you missed the June 29th edition of the Local on KUMD hosted by me and Paul Lundgren and based on this PDD post, it’s now archived on our website here. It features an interview with John Berquist of the Moose Wallow Ramblers (pictured at left), who wrote “I Like it in Duluth,” and a medley of versions of that song.

You can also listen to my recent show featuring interviews and music from the Winnipeg Folk Festival, including interviews with Charlie Parr and Eric Berry of Trampled by Turtles, who were both playing the festival for the first time, here.

Past is prologue

Wool: 1911 > Debt ceiling: 2011

Hey Tourists, Welcome to Our City

In the search for info on the song “Welcome to Our City,” for the list of “Songs with ‘Duluth’ in the lyrics or title,” PDD’s Fairy Research Spy found this 1910 Duluth News Tribune illustration (which has the same title as the song, but predates it by six years). Note that the Aerial Lift Bridge is not a lift bridge … it was the Aerial Ferry Bridge back then, with a gondola car carrying cars/wagons across.

Wanted: beach water temperature patrol

Maybe this is already somewhere on the webs, but wouldn’t it be nice to have somewhere to go to see how warm/cold the lake is before venturing down for a swim? I’m not talking exact temps per say, but a simple, yeah, the water off the point is “vagina aching cold” today, or, the water at Brighton is “just peed in the lake” warm, come on down. Of course, it’s never a bad idea to mosey on down to the lake and find out for yourself, but it would be way cool to have a temp update too.

The Wild Party

Renegade Theater Company Presents The Wild Party
Book, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed and Choreographed by Jenna Kase

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties. This is the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness that mirrors the time in which they live, they decide to throw a party to end all parties. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. Queenie and Burrs set out to make each other jealous, but Queenie begins to fall in love with her conquest named Black. After a long night of decadence, Burrs’ jealousy erupts and violence rears its ugly head.

Sex. Violence. Sin … and Gin. These elements, along with show-stopping choreography and serious vocal fireworks, combine to fuel this bold, bawdy and mesmerizing musical.

August 4-6, 11-13 & 18-20
Tickets on sale now!

Learn photography the fun way


The Photography Fun!!damentals course will give you all the knowledge and techniques to start creating great pictures right from the start — all using your very own equipment so you can get out right away taking images that wow people!

This course is offered through the Duluth Photography Institute and is taught by the founder of the DPI (plus photographer and teacher) Brian Rauvola. The 6 exciting sessions are jam packed with information, examples, practice, and challenges all designed to increase your photographic talents as quickly and easisly as possible! For more information and to register for these classes, click here!

2104 Fest :: Music. Art. Friends.

The event that has been dubbed “Homegrown in July,” 2104 Fest will take place tonight at the notorious 2104 E. Superior St. The event itself begins at 8pm this evening and features live music from Two Beat Band, Big Wave Dave & the Ripples, 4onthefloor and Dirty Horse as well as new photography from Kip Praslowicz.

BradFest 2011

Here’s some just-released footage from BradFest 2010. BradFest 2011 happens Aug. 5-6 at the Earthwood, just south of Two Harbors. In the shadow of Pierre, the Pantsless Voyageur. A wild weekend of fun. All proceeds benefit young musicians in MN. Great lineup, including Grant Hart on Saturday night! Bands, brew, pie, belly dancing, robots, samba, 82 pairs of men’s briefs…

Silent Auction, 5-8pm on Saturday. Looking for an ash-top bar for your home? You’ll find that and more.

Donate now to get admission and a BradFest mug that gives you $1 off drinks all weekend.