PDD Quiz: April 2023

It’s time to take stock of another month of 2023. How many of the local headlines do you remember? Step up to this week’s current events quiz and find out!

The next PDD quiz, previewing upcoming summer events, will be published on May 14. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by May 11.

#1 Which Duluth band played a surprise pop-up show on April 4 to celebrate its 20-year anniversary?

The show took place at Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake, the site of the group’s first gig. The Duluth News Tribune reports on the show here.

#2 Duluth set a record for the most snowfall in a season on April 20. How much snow has fallen so far this winter?

Duluth has received 139.9 inches of snow as of April 28, 2023, surpassing the previous record of 135.4 set in 1995-1996. MPR reports on the story here.

#3 Which professional sports league announced plans to establish a team in Duluth in 2024?

The Arena League is a new indoor football league; the Duluth team will play at the DECC. Northern News Now has more on the announcement here.

#4 Which celebrities were tapped to promote Bent Paddle’s new cannabis beverage line?

Northern News Now has more on the product launch here.

#5 A Hermantown High School student won an all-expense paid trip to this country after excelling in a language proficiency exam.

Northern News Now has more on the story here.

#6 Which musician collaborated with Gaelynn Lea on the song “Give Me a Hand,” which dropped this month?

The track was released as part of an Earth Day compilation; read more on Spin

#7 The oldest wing of this resort – dating to 1965 – will be demolished to make way for renovation.

PDD reports on the project here.

#8 Which restaurant chain announced plans to close its last Twin Ports location?

The Grizzly’s on Tower Avenue in Superior will be replaced by a Boulder Tap House; Fox 21 has more on the story here.

#9 The Lake Superior Zoo welcomed Zoozee, the first of this species to live at the zoo.

The Duluth News Tribune reports on the arrival here.

#10 Gavin Rivord, a Superior High School junior, will compete in the Wisconsin State Pepsi Youth Championship in this sport.

The Superior Telegram reports on Rivord here.


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