PDD Quiz: August 2019

August is drawing to a close; how many of this month’s headlines do you recall? Quiz on to find out!

The next PDD quiz, on Duluth in literature, will be published on Sept. 15. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Sept. 8.


You’ve been paying attention to local headlines! Bravo!

#1 Bruce Hagen, former mayor of Superior, died on July 26, 2019. How many years did he serve in that role?

Hagen served from 1975-1987 and again from 2011-2017; in addition to being the longest-serving mayor of Superior, he was also the youngest and oldest person to hold the office.

#2 A North Shore Scenic Railroad train was involved in a collision on Aug. 22. What did the train strike?

The driver of the car was taken to Essentia-St. Mary’s following the accident; read more at the Duluth News Tribune.

#3 Rapids Brewing Company opened in which Minnesota community?

Read PDD’s coverage of the new brewery here.

#4 A contractor survived a 20-foot fall at this business on Aug. 21.

Read more about the incident at the Duluth News Tribune.

#5 Katie Fast and Julie LaTourelle announced plans to open a bar, Boreal House, in which neighborhood?

Read PDD’s coverage of the plans here.

#6 A group of kayakers was nearly caught in a cliff collapse near which regional landmark?

View video footage of the collapse here.

#7 Sammy’s Pizza in Lakeside saw a change in ownership this month. In which year was the Sammy’s franchise founded?

Owner Jim Acheson sold the location to Mike Acheson: his brother. Read more about the sale at Business North.

#8 A panel of volunteers selected a new Duluth flag. Which one is it?

Read more about the flag at PDD.

#9 On Aug. 20, the Superior City Council voted to ban which controversial practice?

View coverage of the Superior City Council meeting at WDIO.

#10 A lake trout caught five miles from the Aerial Lift Bridge on Aug. 9 may have been a record. How long was the fish?

View more coverage of the catch at CBS 3.


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