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PDD Quiz: June 2019

Celebrate 16 years of PDD by testing your knowledge of current events!

The next PDD quiz, on presidential ties to the Twin Ports, will be published on July 14. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by July 11.

#1 Which structure was removed from the Park Point Recreation Area this month?

The wooden ship, a playground feature, had deteriorated beyond repair.

#2 The Duluth City Council approved a $75,000 settlement with a Florida woman who was injured during a visit to Duluth in 2016. What did she trip over?

The sandbag had secured a temporary construction sign.

#3 This Duluth restaurant, established in 2002, is currently building a second floor.

Read more about the plans here.

#4 The newly-renovated West Theater reopened on June 21; in what year did the theater first open?

Read more about the renovation here.

#5 Beaner’s Central owner Jason Wussow announced that he would rename his coffee house this.

Wussow is changing the name because “beaner” carries derogatory connotations.

#6 MPR reported on efforts to save the common tern on this local island.

Read the article here.

#7 How many candidates (including incumbent Emily Larson) are currently running for mayor of Duluth?

The current mayoral candidates are Emily Larson, Caleb Anderson, Corey Ford, Doris Queen Lavender, David Nolle,
Jesse Peterson, John Socha, and Daniel Weatherly. Israel Malachi entered the race on June 5 but withdrew from consideration on June 10. See the full list of municipal candidates here.

#8 Founder Tim Nelson announced plans to expand this brewery’s outdoor event space, taproom, and production capacity.

Read more about the brewery’s expansion plans here.

#9 Vikre Distillery released Frenchie, their first canned cocktail. Frenchie is a riff on which cocktail?

The French 75 cocktail is traditionally made with gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar; the cocktail takes its name from the French 75mm field gun.

#10 The National Weather Service in Duluth noted an unusual radar feature on June 11; what caused this?

Read more about the incident here.

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