PDD Quiz: January 2020 in Review

Test your knowledge of local headlines and happenings with this week’s PDD current events quiz!

The theme of the next quiz will test your knowledge of notable Twin Ports bathrooms (really!); it will be published on Feb. 9. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Feb. 5.

#1 The owners of Boomtown announced plans to open a location in the space formerly occupied by this bar.

The new location is set to open in May 2020.

#2 The St. Louis County snow plow operators’ strike ended after how many days?

Read more about the mediation on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#3 Which local theater company hired a new artistic director?

Phillips Fazio will take over artistic director duties from Christine Gradl Seitz. Read more about Fazio on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#4 The Lake Superior Zoo welcomed a new arrival named Taj this month. What kind of animal is she?

Lake Superior Zoo’s previous Amur tiger, Lana, died in November 2019. Read more about Taj on the Star Tribune website.

#5 This Duluth native will make his NFL Pro Bowl debut on Jan. 26.

See Ham ham it up with some “Hammer Time” moves here.

#6 Superior Sands Bar & Grill announced plans to close. Where is Superior Sands located?

An unnamed party is leasing the space and surrounding spaces at the former Mariner Mall, according to an article on the Kool 101.7 website.

#7 Which new business is slated to open in the Wieland Block in May?

Read more about the plans on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#8 WDSE-WRPT showcased an original painting by this artist at a Zeitgeist art exhibit.

Read more about the painting on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#9 Northern Waters Smokehaus was named one of the 51 best delis in the U.S. by this network.

See who else made the list here.

#10 Lake Superior Brewing closed this month. In what year did it open?

Lake Superior Brewing was Duluth’s oldest craft brewery. Read more at the Growler website.


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