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PDD Quiz: May 2018 in Review

As we continue our giddy march toward summer, let’s look back at the headlines from May 2018. Test your current events knowledge with this month’s quiz!

The next Perfect Duluth Day Quiz will review PDD lore and legend in honor of the blog’s 15th birthday. It will be published on June 10. Email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by June 7.

#1 Crabby Ol’ Bill’s is slated to open this month under new ownership and a new name: Lakewalk Galley. Which local eatery will be providing food?

Justin Steinbach, owner of the Vista Fleet, purchased the food stand.

#2 Essentia Health announced this month that it plans to invest how much money in a consolidated medical campus?

The investment would be the largest by a private company in Duluth.

#3 Duluth’s NorShor Theatre was named a “Top Project of 2017” this month by which Minnesota publication?

The Cirrus Aircraft Completion Center also made the list.

#4 Lincoln Park Cafe is slated to open this month in a location previously occupied by which establishment?

Randy’s Cafe closed last summer.

#5 The DECC gave preliminary approval this month for the William A. Irvin to be moved out of the Minnesota slip. How much clearance will the ship have?

The William A. Irvin was moved into the Minnesota Slip in 1986.

#6 A rock slab on which planet was recently named for Duluth?

The three-foot chunk of rock is named Duluth in a nod the Duluth Complex, the rock formation that serves as basement bedrock for much of Northeastern Minnesota. The Martian Duluth also used to be located on the shore of a freshwater lake.

#7 A viral video taken this month shows what crashing into the Aerial Lift Bridge?

The sailboat’s mast broke as it collided with the Aerial Lift Bridge.

#8 True or False: the Minnesota Legislature passed Mayor Larson’s proposed street improvement sales tax this month.

The Minnesota Legislature did approve funding for a number of other local entities, including Glensheen and the Lake Superior Zoo.

#9 Which business moved into the space previously occupied by the Bedrock Bar this month?

Owner Stephanie LaFleur will move the operations of the Sweet Spot Indoor Golf to the new location.

#10 Which local brewery began offering their beer in cans this month?

Lake Superior Brewing also brought back Mesabi Red Ale (which was last available in 2013).

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