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PDD Quiz: May 2019

Another month’s worth of headlines and happenings has nearly passed; how much do you remember? Test your smarts with PDD’s monthly current affairs quiz!

The next PDD quiz will cover Duluth in song; it will be published on June 9. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by June 6.

#1 Which Italian restaurant announced a change in ownership?

Va Bene managers Luke Schmitz and Patrick Moore will take over the business from Jim and Mary Kay Berarducci, who opened the restaurant in 2006.

#2 Mayor Larson roasted the Twin Cities at a benefit for this nonprofit news website in late April.

View the roast here.

#3 This local coffee shop announced plans to open a second location in Canal Park.

Duluth Coffee’s second location will be housed within the Ripple Bar, adjoining Hoops Brewing. A grand opening is slated for June 1.

#4 An anonymous donor paid off the entire lunch debt at which local school?

The donor paid off the $2,209 debt as a Mother’s Day gift to his wife.

#5 A 153-page report released by the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council addressed which concern?

A public meeting addressing Bayfront traffic congestion was held on May 22.

#6 A section of Superior Street that was part of reconstruction efforts last summer will be dug up again to address this issue.

The section of street is located between Fifth and Sixth avenues west, near the main branch of the Duluth Public Library.

#7 Nine finalists were selected in the Duluth flag design project; how many of these entries have been accused of plagiarism?

Public voting is open until June 21.

#8 The Duluth-Superior port won the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award, which recognizes annual increases in shipping tonnage. How many Pacesetter Awards has the port won?

Only Toledo surpasses Duluth (with 18 Pacesetter Awards).

#9 Andy Borg, CEO of this local restaurant chain, purchased the former Duluth Sheet Metal building.

The space is slated to serve as a warehouse for Borg’s collection of antiques. Read more about the purchase here.

#10 Which public fixtures received facelifts from local artists?

The art-wrapped utility boxes are part of the Imagine Duluth initiative.

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