PDD Quiz: July 2022

Test your memory of this month’s headlines with the PDD current events quiz!

The next PDD quiz heads your way on Aug. 14; it will look at the Tall Ships festival. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Aug. 11.

#1 This bird was spotted in Carlton County, more than 1,000 miles outside its typical range.

The Acorn Woodpecker was spotted in Carlton County; read more on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#2 The Douglas County Historical Society received donations of paintings and slides from this local artist.

The collection also includes slides of paintings by Alex’s brother, Tony. Read more on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#3 A competitive team in this event took home third place at the world championship in Spain.

The competition was held on June 26; Duluthian Amber Haglund-Pagel’s team was the top U.S. team and placed third overall. Read more on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#4 This Duluth City Councilor was appointed to represent the 4th District after the death of Renee Van Nett.

Alstead will hold the seat until a special election in 2023. Fox 21 has more on the story here.

#5 True or False: The Duluth National Weather Service reported snow on July 12.

According to a Facebook post, hail fell on July 12th; the National Weather Service climate software records hail as snow because it is frozen precipitation.

#6 Bob Boone announced plans to restore this West Duluth theater.

Boone also restored the neighboring West Theater; read more about his plans for the Alhambra on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#7 This Two Harbors restaurant was recently listed for sale.

The Duluth Vanilla Bean location will not be affected by the sale of the Two Harbors location; the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal website has more on the story here.

#8 The Superior City Council voted that the city purchase this historic building.

The city intends to purchase the Carnegie Library on Hammond to make repairs before selling the building; the Superior Telegram has more on the story here.

#9 Who was named interim police chief for Duluth?

Marquardt is the first woman to serve in the role; the Duluth News Tribune has more on the story here.

#10 Owners of this Canal Park restaurant announced plans to open a new restaurant near Island Lake.

Read more about the new venture on PDD.


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