Paul Lundgren Posts

Wacko Yard-art Photo Scavenger Hunt

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While running errands today I came across this lovely piece of yard art. I’m posting it as a challenge, because I know you can do better. And because a piddly blizzard like today’s is no excuse to stay inside.

Announcing the PDD Wacko Yard-art Photo Scavenger Hunt

You have until 10 p.m. next Thursday, March 19, to post the most awesome yard art photo on this Web site.

Not exactly Bigfoot prints, but …

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This trail struck me a little strange.  I’m referring to the roughly 20-inch-wide path that’s been cleared in the middle. As if tracking some strange beast, I’m trying to figure out what cleared that path.

How to enter the inaugural Homegrown Music Video Festival

homegrownchickenThis year’s Homegrown Music Festival will feature a night of locally produced music videos using songs by local bands.

If you are interesting in creating a video for the festival, there are some things you should know.

What’s up at the Red Lion?

zeitgeist489357The Zinema will open in June, according to this Business North article.

Duluthians, how are you liking the fancy DTV so far?

WDIO dropped its analog signal and went fully digital last night. Folks with digital televisions (or with converter boxes) have to rescan channels in order for WDIO to come in. The station will not be at full power until Feb. 20. In the meantime, don’t break your rabbit ears.

St. David’s Day Open Reading

slps09stdavid2St. David’s Day Open Reading
on St. Valentine’s Day

Saturday, Feb. 14 | 7:30 p.m.
Somers Lounge, College of St. Scholastica

Come read an original poem, or one written by someone else. Limit three minutes per reader.

Click here for more info and to become a fan of the Spirit Lake Poetry Series on Facebook.

Good luck, Bill

Minnesota’s own Bill Pine is applying for the Best Job in the World.

By the way, ABC TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is casting for Minnesota families. You can nominate someone here, or e-mail castingduluth @ gmail.com. Deadline is Friday the 13th, so it’s now or never.

From the Photo Archive | Metallica in Duluth, 1989

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Metallica played its first Duluth show twenty years ago at the DECC. It was the …And Justice For All tour, and I must say it totally rocked.

Things are tidying up nicely around here

If you haven’t visited Perfect Duluth Day all weekend, you must be just noticing that the site has changed. It looks different and it works different. Here are the basic things you need to know:

  • The comments work the same as they did before, except they upload faster.
  • PDD is using a new publishing platform, WordPress, so creating posts is a little different now. It also requires registering for a new account to log in. All accounts from the old site are closed.

If you are confused, see the help page. We’re working on adding more topics to it, so please be patient.

The only glitch so far, that we’re aware of, is that the archives from the old site are a little messed up. We’ll keep working on that. Let us know if you see anything else haywire.

Thank you for your patronage. Go blog yourself.

Congratulations, you’re a virgin again

Attention PDD Bloggers:

Because of the switch to WordPress, you can no longer log in with your old account to create posts. You have to register for a new account.

Michael Ryan at CSS

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featuring poet Michael Ryan
Friday, Feb. 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Free
Somers Lounge, College of St. Scholastica

The Lonesome Death of William Zantzinger

William Zantzinger, the former tobacco farmer and property fraudster who “killed poor Hattie Carroll,” as Bob Dylan famously sang, died in disgraced obscurity on Jan. 3.

New York Times: W. D. Zantzinger, Subject of Dylan Song, Dies at 69.

Thornton’s Kiddieland: Amusement at Lake Superior Zoo

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The Lake Superior Zoo used to have a big slide, among other toys for the kiddies. I took a ride on it in the late 1970s with my big sister, as seen in this photo.

The zoo got rid of the amusement park stuff at some point in the early 1980s. Here’s a shot of the same perspective of Fairmount Park as it looks in 2009.

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