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PDD Quiz: February 2018 in Review

Go for the gold with this month’s PDD Quiz and test your knowledge of local current events.

The next PDD quiz, on extreme weather, will be published on March 11. Email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by March 8.

#1 Duluth artist Chris Monroe announced this month that this long-running comic strip would be going on hiatus.

Netflix announced this month that it would adapt Monroe’s “Monkey with a Tool Belt” series for its streaming service.

#2 This congressman announced in February he would not be seeking reelection in Minnesota’s Eighth District.

A number of candidates have announced their intentions to run for Nolan’s seat, including Joe Radinovich, Pete Stauber, Skip Sandman, Leah Phifer, and Kirsten Hagen.

#3 Why did WITC-Superior’s Sno-Week Medallion Hunt end abruptly this month?

WITC student Amanda and her husband Ben located the WITC medallion less than one hour after the first clue was released; they were searching for the WinterFest 2018 medallion.

#4 Which restaurant opened this month in a space formerly occupied by Coney Island?

Martha’s Daughter opened on Valentine’s Day.

#5 Goalie Maddie Rooney of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team has which Duluth landmark emblazoned on her helmet?

Rooney’s position was briefly changed on her Wikipedia page to “United States Secretary of Defense” before being edited.

#6 Which Two Harbors restaurant opened a location in Duluth this month?

Northern Waters Restaurant previously occupied the space.

#7 Which bakery announced this month it will close its Lakeside location?

Johnson’s Bakery will continue to operate its Lincoln Park location.

#8 Duluthian Tyler George, a member of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Curling Team, made headlines for his beat-up curling shoes in which publication this month?

The U.S. Olympic Men’s Curling Team won its first gold medal this year.

#9 Which local eatery served up a spread at the official Super Bowl Players Tailgate Party this month?

The event was Northern Waters Smokehaus’ largest catering event to date, with approximately 2,000 people in attendance.

#10 This former Duluthian coached the U.S. Olympic Cross Country Skiing Team at Pyeongchang.

Duluthian Chad Salmela also made headlines for his exuberant commentary on the women’s cross country skiing team sprint.

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