August 2011 Posts

What’s Duluth Got To Do With It?

Join Food & Water Watch and Community Action Duluth-Seeds of Success on Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. to talk about the unique role the community of Duluth can play in a Fair Farm Bill. We’ll be presenting on what Duluth stands to gain and lose from the next Farm Bill reauthorization with regard to food access, environmental stewardship, and rebuilding infrastructure for local food systems. What’s more, we’ll talk about how Duluth citizens can get involved and take action!

7pm on Friday, Aug. 19
Chester Park, 15th Ave. E. & Fifth St.

Proctor’s Yellowstone #225 circa 1963


The ol’ steam locomotive from the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railroad that sits in downtown Proctor has been there a long time. This photo is from the Cliff’s Barber Shop Collection, dated 1963. Below is a 2009 photo from the Minnesota Railroading Photos on

First Thursday Motorcycle Ride

Well, I’ve been a slacker and haven’t been pushing this, but I’m trying to make up for it now. We now meet in front of the old credit union building, plenty of space. Did I mention free co-op coffee?

Shana David plays this Friday at RT’s

Shana sings silly little songs and plays a tiny keyboard. Opening for Lincoln, NE’s Two Black Cats.

Friday, August 5
RT Quinlan’s
220 W Superior St
21+ $4 10PM

They tell me that also on the bill are:

North Shore Trio
Excuse Me Princess

See ya?

The Strib’s latest take on Duluth

This might be old news, but did anyone see this lovely article in the Star Tribune (Newspaper of the Twin Cities) about Duluth by Curt Brown? He’s going for Duluth beyond the lakefront, and ends up at a Burrito Union cribbage tournament.

What do you think? Did he unearth the “real Duluth”? Or just pack down further the existing path off the beaten Lakewalk path?

All roads lead to Duluth

The location of the city at the head of navigation, in the center of a continent, 1,400 miles from the sea, gives it unequaled facilities (through 8,000 miles of railways centering here) as a natural distributing point for a great and prosperous section.

We have cheap power, cheap coal, cheap gas, cheap iron, cheap raw material of woods, in vast quantities with unequaled transportation facilities in every direction.

Duluth News Tribune, Sept. 30, 1914

Must Love Olive…

My name is Olive.  I’m looking for a new home to call my own…

I love going for daily walks, runs and hikes.  I will snuggle with you any chance you give me, I’ll even share your pillow at night! I live with another dog and cat but I prefer to be the only dog, so I can get all your love and attention! I weigh just over 25 lbs, but don’t let that fool you – I can and like to do everything a big dog likes! I’m about 5 years old. I love people, and have been great with babies…

Tweed Museum showing 30 rare and collectable concert posters

Jimi Hendrix Flying EyeballThis link: Poster Show is to the article running this week in the Reader (the website article has many more pictures) that contains information about nearly every poster in the show and interviews with almost every artist. In the article on my site you can read about each poster from the artists’ perspective and how they viewed the art and the era. Print it out and walk through the show!

Fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

This week at Lake Superior Chiropractic we are fundraising for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFM). EFM works in our region to provide support for those with seizures and their families. For more information check out their website:

Lake Superior Chiropractic is offering a free first visit for new patients (consultation, exam, x-rays and first adjustment) for donating a minimum of $25. Current patients who make a donation of any amount receive their regular visit free. Appointments can be made by calling 715-398-6679.

Lake Superior Chiropractic is located at 2121 E 5th St in Superior, WI.