PDD Quiz: October 2019 in Review

Another month of 2019 has nearly passed; how much of it do you remember? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of local headlines.

The next PDD quiz, on statues of people, will be published on Nov. 10. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Nov. 7.


You’ve got a handle on the local happenings! Well done!

#1 Which morning news program shot a segment at the West Theater on Oct. 12?

The segment featured West Theater owner Bob Boone and author Leif Enger. Read more about the interview here.

#2 Duluthian Melissa Walls will be featured in an upcoming season of Allt för Sverige, a reality television show based in this country.

The Nordic Center hosted a viewing party on Oct. 26; read more about the series on their website.

#3 Hayes Scriven will become the new keeper at this lighthouse on Nov. 1.

Read MPR’s article on Scriven here.

#4 Footwear company Merrell collaborated with this Duluth business on a new co-branded boot.

Read the Star Tribune’s coverage of the collaboration here.

#5 Steven Broudy recently purchased which local lighthouse?

Read MPR coverage of the story here.

#6 Which Duluth band sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Twins game on Oct. 7?

View footage of the performance here.

#7 The owners of this local business announced that they would close their coffee shop to focus on baking.

Read more about Lake Superior Bakehouse’s transition plan on the Duluth News Tribune website. 

#8 Which local brewery took home a gold medal in the coffee beer category at the Great American Beer Festival?

Ursa Minor Brewing took home a bronze medal for its Thistle Dew. Read more about the competition (and previous local winners) here.

#9 Which wildlife rehabilitation organization announced a temporary closure?

Read Wildwoods’ announcement here.

#10 Chisholm native Alve Erickson was honored for his innovation of which product?

CBS 3 has more on the story here.


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