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PDD Quiz: September 2018 in Review

As we gleefully (or reluctantly) dive into autumn, let’s look back at the events that made headlines in September 2018.

The next quiz, on spooky Duluth, will be published on Oct. 14. Please email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Oct. 11.

#1 T-Icy Roll Ice Cream announced plans to open a second location in a building most recently occupied by what business?

This will be the second T-Icy Roll Ice Cream location in Duluth; the first location opened in August and is located at 4602 Grand Ave.

#2 Gary Boelhower was named to what position this month?

Boelhower will serve as Duluth Poet Laureate for two years.

#3 The William A. Irvin was moved from the Minnesota Slip to which location this month?

The William A. Irvin is scheduled to return to the Minnesota Slip in the spring of 2019.

#4 Which local brewery took home the gold medal for Classic Saison at the Great American Beer Festival this month?

Bent Paddle took home the gold last year for their 14° ESB.

#5 Robert Boone, who is renovating the West Theater, purchased an adjoining property that used to be what theater?

The former Alhambra space was most recently occupied by Interior Tomato.

#6 A vehicle crashed into a storefront at the corner of 24th Avenue West and Third Street this month, echoing a similar crash that occurred in which year?

Find links to stories about both crashes here.

#7 After much public testimony, the Duluth City Council voted to table a riot gear resolution by what margin?

Councilors Filipovich, Forsman, Sipress, and Westerlund voted to table the resolution; councilors Van Nett, Russ, and Hobbs voted against the motion to table. Councilor Fosle was absent.

#8 On Sept. 23, Duluth police responded to reports that a “Scandinavian-style boat” had washed ashore where?

The owner told police that the boat had not washed ashore: it had been beached after sailing.

#9 The St. Louis County Board approved a $136.7 million property tax levy this month. Revenue from property taxes makes up approximately how much of the St. Louis County budget?

Read more about the tax levy here.

#10 Which sushi restaurant announced plans to open another location in Duluth’s Old City Hall?

Wasabi currently has a location in Superior; the Duluth location is anticipated to open in November or December.

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