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PDD Video Lab: 1963 Duluth Footage

For this edition of the PDD Video Lab we’ve once again taken a silent film from Dominic Chione’s archive — this one from 1963 — and paired it with music by Duluth/Superior’s own Jerree Small. The track is “60 Words for Water” from the 2004 album Mobius.

Watch for a nice cameo appearance at the 1:30 mark by the old Sky Room Restaurant at the Buena Vista.

This Week in Social Distancing: May 15

This is the final episode in our series of social-distancing highlight videos. We appreciate all the people who entertained and got wacky virtually in this weird time. Thanks for making 2020 more bearable. Consider following their social media, contributing to their Venmos or PayPals, buying their merch, or supporting their programs.

Be smart, stay safe and keep other people safe.

Video Archive: The Litter – “Blue Ice” (Duluth Armory, 1970)

Recently unearthed Super 8 footage of the Litter performing at the Duluth Armory on May 15, 1970 has been set to a studio recording of the song “Blue Ice.”

Members of the band were: Mark Gallegher, Dan Rinaldi, Tom Murray, James Worthington and Sean Jones.

Squatting All Over Duluth

If this video by Eric Torvinen is any indication, Duluth could soon be overrun by squatters.

“Freshwater” Trailer

515 Productions of Minneapolis / Des Moines is working on a feature-length documentary about surfing Lake Superior. Freshwater is scheduled for release this fall.

Duluth Lakewalk Mural

Duluth photographer Dennis O’Hara presents this look at Duluth’s 12-foot-high by 580-foot-long “Image Wall” along the Duluth Lakewalk.

Muralists Mark Marino and Sandra Ettestad placed 6,960 12-by-12-inch tile assemblies and more than 1.7 million 3/4-inch ceramic tiles to create a timeline of Duluth’s shipping history.

The Slice: Free Seed Libraries in Duluth

The Duluth Community Garden Program has built and installed seed libraries across the city.

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.

Joe Gallian: There Will be an Answer

University of Minnesota Duluth Professor Joe Gallian has inspired a community of more than 260 top-performing mathematicians.

Trampled by Turtles – “Winners”

Trampled by Turtles performs the “official quarantine” version of “Winners,” a track from the band’s 2014 album Wild Animals.

Video by Banjo Dave Carroll.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: April 2020

Here’s the latest batch of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

He has more than 36,000 followers on TikTok.

This Week in Social Distancing: May 7

A special Homegrown edition.

Video Archive: Buying Pot in Duluth in 1972

In this 1972 clip from WDIO-TV, reporter Stu Stronach enlists cameraman Mark Ryan to buy an ounce of marijuana on Fourth Avenue West and Superior Street.

Ethan Freel transferred this film to video and added the music.

MIA Artist Profile: Wing Young Huie

Duluth-born artist Wing Young Huie uses his photography to explore what shapes our view of the world. In this video, produced by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and directed by Mike Dust, the artist examines his work among community in the Twin Cities, as well as projects in China, where his family is from.

The Slice: Making Masks to Fight COVID-19

Fond du Lac Reservation elder Sharon Shuck makes masks to donate to the doctors and nurses of Fond du Lac Health and Human Services Division.

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.

Trampled by Turtles – “We All Get Lonely”

Trampled by Turtles performs the “official quarantine” version of “We All Get Lonely,” a track from the band’s 2018 album Life is Good on the Open Road.

Video by Banjo Dave Carroll.