June 2012 Posts

Sexhawk – “Duluth is Still Afloat (In Our Hearts)”

When life gives you lemons, Sexhawk gives you lemonade. And a stirring anthem about last week’s flood: “Duluth is Still Afloat (In Our Hearts)”

Duluth Album Releases in 2006

Cheer Up Poems - Here Not Up ThereCheer Up Poems
Here Not Up There
Wire Heart

Sara Softich - Pipe DreamSara Softich
Pipe Dream
Available on CD Baby

Cneterville All Stars - Not Dead YetCenterville All Stars
Not Dead Yet

Campaign for two Rivulets videos

[This post originally contained an embedded video that is no longer available at its source.]

Video director Adam Barnick is running a crowd-funding campaign to produce two Rivulets videos.

Rivulets is the musical outlet of part-time Duluthian Nathan Amundson. (He still rents a place in Duluth, plays the Homegrown Music Festival every other year or so, and considers the Zenith City to be his “spiritual home.” Three Rivulets albums were recorded in Duluth, mostly at Sacred Heart Music Center).

Duluth Trail Update

Info from Duluth’s Parks and Recreation Division:

– The COGGS mountain-biking trails are not open due to wet conditions. It is possible the trails will be open next week.

– Kingsbury Trail is closed.

– Western Waterfront Trail is passable. Hikers are asked to use caution.

– The Lakewalk is repaired and open to the public.

– Chester Trail is closed

– Lester Ski Trail is currently being surveyed for damage. Use with caution.

– Hartley Trail is open.

– Lincoln Trail is closed.

– Superior Hiking Trail can only be summed up section-by-section …

Happy ninth birthday to us

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Perfect Duluth Day is nine years old today – Friday, June 29, 2012. We’ll be celebrating tonight at Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery (in the board room upstairs) starting at 8 p.m. There will be cake and an array of door prizes. Come on out and share in the merriment.

PDD Calendar entry | Facebook invite

What started as a fun little experiment for Barrett Chase and Scott “Starfire” Lunt in 2003 has grown into a hideous beast containing well over 10,000 posts about everything from wood ticks to roller derby. Thanks for all the support, whether you are a PDD user, lurker or just someone searching Google for karaoke photos.

Chris Monroe Interview

Cartoonist Chris Monroe discusses the flooding in Duluth, her 848 comics and the upcoming show at the Duluth Art Institute in this MinnPost article:

Cartoonist Chris Monroe on writing, inspiration and Duluth

PAVSA launches 856 campaign

Hello PDD Community!  PAVSA would like to announce the start of its month long fund-raising drive, the 856 Campaign.

Flood 2012: Share your story

Do you have a story to share about last week’s flood? Its impact? The recovery efforts you’ve engaged in? Share it.

Ecolibrium3 just launched an interactive mapping tool for community members to share stories, videos and photos. Check it out, and share your experience at flood2012.com.


Perfect Duluth Day T-Shirts are available at the Laughingstock/Happyspace store, 324 W. Superior St. Shirts are $15, $17 for XXL.

Get yours today to wear to the PDD 9th Anniversary Party at Tycoons Friday night. Or you can wait and hope to be one of the lucky few that might win a PDD shirt or another fabulous prize Friday. Prizemaster Lundgren is still compiling the list of fabulous prizes, but rest assured, it’s a fabulous list of prizes.

River Place Campground Thefts

Residents at River Place Campground on the St. Louis River were evacuated during last week’s record flood. Shortly after, their homes were burglarized. Today they met with Duluth Police to assess their losses. Some belongings floated away in the flood, others were stolen … but residents at River Place said they feel lucky because other people in the northland had it worse.

Watch the video as police investigate and residents assess damages

Lincoln Park, June 20, 2012

Prenuptial Attorney

My fiance and I are looking for an attorney to draw up a prenuptial agreement. Does anyone have any recommendations for a local Duluth attorney that won’t charge both arms and a leg? Thanks.

Barn yard animals run amuck!

Hey folks. I was wandering around the ravaged countryside and found this delightful critter. If you know where it is, it has a secret, though you’ll have to sneak up close to find out. That is, only if you can catch it. Can you guess where?

Park Point Beach Website

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program has a new Park Point beach website. 103.3FM KUMD broadcasts reports based on ParkPointBeach.org at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday during the summer.

The website is a product of a water safety collaboration lead by the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, with contributions from the Minnesota Dept. of Health, City of Duluth Parks & Recreation Dept., Duluth Fire Dept., Duluth National Weather Service Office, Duluth Y, Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, Northland Red Cross and Visit Duluth.

Looking for musicians for a good cause

North Country Independent Living in Superior is looking for musicians willing to donate their time and talents at a picnic honoring our personal-care workers. Our mission is to empower people with disabilities and without our PCWs many people would be forced to live in institutions and not independently in their own homes.

If you are interested in providing some upbeat acoustic tunes while we celebrate our workers, please contact leeann @ northcountryil.org.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 1, noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Billings Park, Superior
Food and refreshments will be provided.