PDD Quiz: 2023 in Review

Bid farewell to 2023 with this edition of the PDD Quiz, which looks back on headlines and happenings from the past year.

The next PDD quiz will preview 2024’s coming attractions; it comes your way on Jan. 14. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Jan. 10.


You paid attention to the headines in 2023! Way to go!

#1 Which musician collaborated with Gaelynn Lea on the song “Give Me a Hand,” which dropped in April 2023?

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

#2 What name was chosen for Duluth’s Arena League football team?

Duluth News Tribune has more on the name unveiling here.

#3 This Canal Park establishment closed after 27 years in business.

Northern Waters Smokehaus now operates out of the space; read more about the move here.

#4 An image of a painting by this Duluth artist was selected to be sent to the moon.

MPR reports on the story here.

#5 This local food truck was lost to a fire on June 17.

The Duluth News Tribune has more on the story here.

#6 This local business sued Lucasfilm for misrepresenting its product.

TwinCities.com has more on the lawsuit here.

#7 Which type of sauna did Cedar and Stone open this year?

Jay Gabler reports on viewing Bentleyville from the floating sauna here.

#8 What type of equipment went through a sidewalk in downtown Duluth on Nov. 1?

Northern News Now reported on the story here.

#9 Who won Duluth’s mayoral election?

Reinert will be inaugurated at City Hall on Jan. 2, 2024.

#10 The Twin Ports set a record for international maritime shipping traffic in 2023. How long was the season?

The Duluth News Tribune reports on the record-setting year here.


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