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The Symptones – “Rosetta”

The Symptones, a five-piece rock, soul, punk and folk-influenced band from Minneapolis, was in Duluth for a pair of gigs last month. The group’s first video, directed by Steven George, features some Duluthy scenes.

The song “Rosetta” is from the band’s upcoming album Irrational Fears / Overactive Imagination, due out April 26.

Gaelynn Lea – “Breathe, You are Alive!”

This is the official music video for Gaelynn Lea‘s original poem, “Breathe, You are Alive!” from her 2016 EP The Songs We Sing Along the Way. The video was shot in 2018 and was released earlier this week.

Shooting with Sparky: Canada Lynx Jinx Broken

Sparky Stensaas had a rare Canada Lynx encounter in the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota on March 21.

“As I came over a rise, there it was,” Stensaas wrote on his blog, the Photonaturalist. “It saw me and bounded off the road and into the 3-foot deep snow. I stayed put thinking that it might come my way via the pine woods. And after a few tense minutes of me second-guessing my intuition, it did!”

Aurora Borealis of March 30, 2019

Ben Sullivan captures the northern lights north of Duluth.

More video from the best thing that ever happened

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

What makes Lake Superior ice look blue?

In this edition of WDSE-TV‘s The Slice, Jay Austin from the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Large Lakes Observatory explains why Lake Superior ice has a blue hue.

Game Changer: A Watershed Moment

Duluth-based Blue Forest Films produced this short feature about Alyssa Nelson’s transition from UMD Bulldogs athletics to fly fishing and nature education. Game Changer was screened last weekend during the Great Water Fly Fishing Expo at Hamline University in St. Paul.

Another Blue Forest Films production, Bigotry to Brook Trout, screens on Friday in Duluth during the Watershed Arts & Film Fest.

Jacob Mahon & the Salty Dogs – “Dazed and Confused” and “Whole Lotta Love”

New video by Illy Killy featuring footage of Jacob Mahon & the Salty Dogs from last fall’s Duluth Does Zeppelin concert at Sacred Heart Music Center.

The Start of the Great Thaw of 2019

Dennis O’Hara presents the new Canal Cam capturing the March 12 sunrise, the beginning of the meltdown before the rain storm.

Sunday Paper

Tony Doyle loves his coffee, bagel and Sunday paper, despite record snow during his first month in Duluth.

Music: “Sunday Papers” by Joe Jackson from the 1979 album Look Sharp.

Minnesota All Hockey Hair Team 2019

John King returns with his 10th annual review of the finest hair styles at the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament. He says this is the final video in the series — the “Grand Flownale.”

Congratulations to Duluth East sophomore forward Jacob Jeannette, who took top honors for his “vintage” and “gorgeous” flow. Even “Nature Boy” Ric Flair had to give it a “whooooo!”

Video: Duluth Winter Surfing 2019

Hudson-based F3 Visuals shot this Lake Superior surf video earlier this year and released it this week.

PDD Video Lab: People’s Free Skate Rink 2019

Presented for your amusement, a series of videos chronicling the Feb. 19 and Feb. 23 skating parties on Lake Superior. Above are clips shot by Rich Narum, which the PDD AV Squad has assembled as an introduction to the wonder of the People’s Free Skate Rink.

Duluth Dolls: Danie Jimenez

In this video produced by Illy Killy, Danie Jimenez of Duluth Dolls Burlesque & Cabaret performs during FeMN Fest 2018.

Video Archive: Hemlock Garage Collapse of 1979

Forty years ago the Hemlock Garage at 302 E. First St. collapsed under the weight of snow. WDIO-TV news anchor Dennis Anderson and reporter Tom Lindner had the story.