Wild rice on the St. Louis River, piping plover habitat on Wisconsin Point, beach restoration at Barker’s Island — three videos from the Wisconsin DNR

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released three new videos about the St. Louis River Area of Concern, including project highlights for wild rice restoration, piping plover habitat restoration and Barker’s Island swimming beach restoration.

Minnesota Senate District 7 Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters held this candidate forum for Minnesota Senate District 7 on July 10. Mary Faulkner is the moderator.

Vansplaining, Episode 2: Lord Friday the 13th

In the second episode of Vansplaining, Duluth’s Alan Sparhawk talks with Felix and Sloane of the Austin, Texas-based brother-and-sister band Lord Friday the 13th about meditation, fonts and flying tea.

At the six-minute mark, another Duluth musician makes a cameo. Nathan Amundson of Rivulets tells a car-accident anecdote.

Featured in the next three episodes are Cat Clyde, Mikaela Davis and Southern Star, and Chelsea Wolfe.

Aerial video from Amity Creek

Adam Jagunich offers a bird’s eye view of Amity Creek as he flies his drone along Seven Bridges Road at Lester Park.

JamesG – “Toes Up”

Former Duluthian James Geisler, aka hip-hop artist JamesG, has just released this music video, featuring the usual wheeled-sneaker stunts that have made him a TikTok star.

Social Animals – “Something to Keep Me Awake”

Social Animals have a new music video for the single “Something to Keep Me Awake.” The footage was shot in Europe by Brendon Marti in pre-pandemic 2020.

Singer Dedric Clark stated on Facebook that he wrote “Something to Keep Me Awake” on a 14-hour trip from Cloquet to Nashville in his mother’s old Ford Taurus.

Charles Obije, et. al. – “Let it Shine”

Duluth-area musicians join forces with DanSan Creatives, the city of Duluth and the U.S. Census Bureau in this music video encouraging everyone to complete the 2020 census form.

Vansplaining, Episode 1: Our Girl

Duluth’s Alan Sparhawk, a musician in various bands, most prominently Low, has a new web series called Vanspaining in which he chats with other musicians while helping them unload and load gear at shows.

In the inaugural episode, Sparhawk talks with the Brighton-by-way-of-London-based band, Our Girl about magnets. Featured in the next four episodes are Lord Friday the 13th, Cat Clyde, Mikaela Davis and Southern Star, and Chelsea Wolfe.

The Slice: Red Head Mountain Bike Park

The Slice follows the recreation group Mesabi Outdoor Adventures as members try out the new Red Head Mountain Bike Park, built on former Iron Range mineland near the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, about 60 miles northwest of Duluth.

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.

Mary Bue – “Shit Storm”

Former and perhaps future Duluthian Mary Bue has a new 14-track album set for release on Aug. 21. The video for the opening track, “Shit Storm,” was directed by Jeremy Ylvisaker.

PDD Video Lab & UMD Viz Lab: Hartley Park Hike 360 Reframe

In this edition of the PDD Video Lab we’ve stolen footage from the UMD Viz Lab and added music. The video features hikers in Duluth’s Hartley Park, shot in a 360-video reframe technique. At PDD we’ve enhanced it simply by adding the title track from the Who’s 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia.

Torment with Collin Sabbatini – “Drown in Piss”

In this recently released clip from back in the days when people crammed together tightly for concerts, Duluth band Torment performs live at Blush with Collin Sabbatini filling in on vocals for Caden Dudek, who had been recently injured in a hit-and-run incident.

Trampled by Turtles – “Victory”

Trampled by Turtles performs the “official quarantine” version of “Victory,” a track from the band’s 2010 album Palomino.

Video by Banjo Dave Carroll.

Patrick Nelson – “Someone Like You”

Superior native and University of Minnesota Duluth alum Patrick Nelson has a track on Elliott BlaufussAirwavs quarantine collaboration record. Blaufuss is the producer; Nelson handles drums, bass and vocals on the track.

Thirty-three artists from across America started a long-distance musical collaboration resulting in a six-track EP.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Alive”

Another new track by Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.