Test your memory of February 2021 headlines with this week’s current events quiz!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the next PDD quiz will look at Irish (and Irish-adjacent) things in the Twin Ports; it will be published on March 14. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by March 11.
You have a head for the headlines! Bravo!
Better luck next time!
#1 Former government teacher Sharon McMahon appeared on this political comedy TV show.
View a video of McMahon’s appearance on PDD.
#2 This Superior restaurant announced its sale and closure.
Mix 108 has more on Tavern 105’s closure here.
#3 The Duluth Playhouse is welcoming its first in-person audience in almost a year with this family production.
Fox 21 has more on the production here.
#4 Ely set a new state record for low temperature for Feb. 13. How cold was it?
The previous record low for Feb. 13 was -46, set in 1916. A thaw caused temperatures to swing 90 degrees in nine days; read more on MPR.
#5 26 ice anglers were rescued from what body of water on Feb. 9?
The Star Tribune has more on the story here.
#6 This brewing company announced plans to open in the space previously occupied by Lake Superior Brewing Company.
PDD has more on the story here.
#7 Cedar and Stone Nordic Sauna constructed a sauna out of this material in Canal Park.
Read more on the Fox 21 website.
#8 The Winterfest Medallion Hunt was cancelled after seekers damaged indigenous burial grounds. Where are these burial grounds located?
Read more about the story on the Duluth News Tribune website.
#9 Erin Letzring won the 2021 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, the first woman to do so since what year?
Read more about Letzring’s win on the CBS 3 website.
#10 The Minnesota Department of Transportation solicited names for eight snowplows. Which of the following did NOT make the final list of 50?
Voting closed on Feb. 26. See the final 50 here.
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