PDD Quiz: August 2021 in Review

Test your memory of this August 2021 headlines with this week’s current affairs quiz!

The next PDD quiz will take a look at weird Duluth laws; it will be published on Sept. 12. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Sept. 8.

#1 The fossil of Castoroides ohioensis, a prehistoric species of this animal, currently leads a write-in campaign to select an official Minnesota state fossil.

After voting ends on Oct. 1, the Science Museum of Minnesota will advocate for legislation to adopt an official state fossil. Read more about the write-in campaign on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#2 Which Italian restaurant in West Duluth permanently closed this month?

The Duluth News Tribune reports on the closure here.

#3 Steve Solkela ran 5 kilometers while playing this instrument in an attempt to set a Guinness world record.

See footage of the attempt on PDD.

#4 Paige Larson is opening a ballet studio in the building that formerly housed this West Duluth business.

Read more on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#5 This Lincoln Park restaurant was damaged by a kitchen fire on Aug. 26.

CBS3 has more on the story here.

#6 This organization broke ground on a $2.5 million expansion on Aug. 20.

CBS3 has more on the expansion here.

#7 Which outdoor equipment shop opened a rental center?

Visit the WDIO website for more on the rental center.

#8 A “Mushroom House” built by this Duluth developer and ski legend was listed for sale.

PDD has more on the story here.

#9 Where was the inaugural Gitchee Gumee Agate Festival held?

CBS3 has coverage of the festival here.

#10 The Duluth Children’s Museum opened in a new location. When was the Duluth Children’s Museum established?

The Duluth Children’s Museum is the fifth oldest children’s museum in the United States. Its new location is at 2125 W. Superior St.


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