December 2013 Posts

The attitude 100 years ago

Just a cheesy Dutch Boy Paint greeting card from 1913. The company printed cards with various city names, so Duluth was nothing special. Folks were in for everything back then.

Where in Duluth?

Red Eye Ski Club Duluth Promo

The Red Eye Ski Club of Eau Claire has another trip to Duluth and Lutsen planned. John Ewald was in town earlier this month to shoot this promo video. The song is “Dissolve Me” by Alt-J.

Duluth to host roller derby playoffs

Congratulations to the Harbor City Roller Dames for being chosen to host the 2014 WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs, Aug. 15-17.

Fargo TV remake will include Duluth character played by Colin Hanks

I just read that there is going to be a TV remake of Fargo. There will be a character on the show from Duluth.

“Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety when he comes face-to-face with a killer.”

Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh and Glenn Howerton join FX’s limited series adaptation of Fargo

A Walk by the Lake

Elim Lutheran Church 1983 Directory

Here it is in all its splendor, recovered from the More Than Memories Antique Emporium in West Duluth.

This week: ballet, burlesque and bonfires


Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.

Christmas events are in full swing and you can get see all our listings right here.

Sing along to Handel’s “Messiah” with an orchestra at St. Scholastica this Tuesday.

You can celebrate the Solstice with cross-country skiing and a bonfire at Spirit Mountain this Wednesday.

On Thursday you can hear the Rose Ensemble at Sacred Heart or Anonymous Choir perform Neil Young at Teatro Zuccone.

The Minnesota Ballet performs the Nutcracker this weekend, Friday through Sunday, at the DECC.

The Duluth Dolls return for an all new burlesque cabaret at Tycoons with their show, “Naughty or Nice,” on Saturday.

So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know.

Old Central Clock

Has anyone else noticed that the old Central High School clock has stopped?! I hope it’s going to be fixed. I enjoy hearing the bells ever 15 minutes.

Northern Minnesota Nocturnal Offerings

Video by Mark Ellis; music by Dan Schwartz.

A G2-class geomagnetic storm broke out on Dec. 7, with Northern Lights spilling over the Canadian border into Minnesota and other states.

Duluth in a Day

Road trip video by Mariah Harrison; music by Little May.

Lake Superior Aquaman: Secret Hideout

Driver Pays the Price

Is it true that on a very cold winter day a bus driver was assaulted by a rider? The DTA #2 bus was running late due to I-35 South being closed and traffic running slow due to icy road conditions. A rider waiting for about an hour boarded the bus and allegedly grabbed a phone-like devise and began to beat the driver. The driver was buckled in his seat and thus defenseless so other riders came to his rescue. Did this really happen in Duluth? It’s great to see the customers stepping up and helping their driver. Did anyone witness this?

Wandering dog in Lincoln Park

I came home tonight to a lost dog in our driveway. A golden retriever mix of some sort (smaller for a golden). Golden and white colored. No collar. When we tried to coax her closer, she ran away. I followed her down the block and she tried to take shelter on a porch but bolted when I tried to get a hold to bring her in somewhere warm. She is obviously very scared and it’s too cold for her to be outside tonight. If you are missing a dog, please come look down Restormel Street and the surrounding area. I went for a walk to look for her once I got warmer clothes on but couldn’t find her again.

Lego Robotics in Duluth!

Exciting Lego Robotics are in store this weekend in Duluth. For years I coached my son’s team, but now given he is working as an Aerospace engineer for Honeywell, I will judge Lego Robotics design. In fact, almost every former team member is now working as an engineer. This is a great testimonial for Lego Robotics. Imagine teams of 4 to 8 children (elementary and middle school) programming and designing robots made out of Legos, a small computer and various sensors!