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The Definition of Love

Mikaela Sarran, public health education intern at the University of Minnesota Duluth, created this dance piece for the I Love You Institute. Her rhythm is kept by collaborators who answer the question, “How do you describe love?”

More Then Merry – “Duluth”

Oshkosh trio More Then Merry released a song called “Duluth” on the 2017 album Long Live Vinyl.

Grandma’s Marathon 2019 Video

Because this video of the marathon automatically starts playing, it appears after the “read more” tag instead of on the home page.

Ann Kathryn – “Papier Mache”

Recently released to the web, Tomas Soderberg’s video for the Ann Kathryn song “Papier Mache,” produced for the Homegrown Music Video Festival.

Beyondbliss – “Super Computer”

New song by Duluthian/Alaskan Beyondbliss, produced by Boi King Koi.

The Slice: Superior Street Reconstruction Phase II

In this video, City of Duluth Senior Engineer Duncan Schwensohn talks about the reconstruction of East Superior Street, including a brief mention of the basement extensions of some buildings, which run under the sidewalks.

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.

Denfeld Lip Dub 2019: “Thank You, Next”

This year’s video from the Denfeld Senior class features customized lyrics and a vocal performance by Kelly Killorin. Video by Mya Halvorson, Kelly Killorin, and Jeremiah Larson. Congratulations seniors! Go Hunters!

The Slice: Magic Smelt Run Parade 2019

The eighth annual Run, Smelt, Run! Parade featured music by the Brass Messengers, antics by Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe, costumes and stilt walkers.

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.

Video: Duluth Great Horned Owl Twins

Duluth birder Richard Hoeg captured this video of twin great horned owls in the Lester Park area. On his 365 Days of Birds blog, Hoeg named the parent owls Les and Amy, after Lester River and Amity Creek. Hoeg wrote that the happy owl couple started dating last fall and would often sing back and forth, sometimes in his yard. “Over the course of the winter the relationship grew stronger,” according to Hoeg, “and the couple cemented the bond in early March!”

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Rebel Robin”

Videos from the 2019 Homegrown Music Video Festival are starting to make their way to the internet, and as usual Perfect Duluth Day has a page for that. In this post we spotlight Killy Kay‘s video for Ingeborg von Agassiz‘ “Rebel Robin.”

Duluth Harbor Canada Geese Cam

Dennis O’Hara’s video of the lake freighter Walter J. McCarthy Jr. passing under the Aerial Lift Bridge features a couple of special guests.

Video: Duluth stilt walker takes a tumble

Allison Simonson of Princeton, Minn., captured this rather unfortunate moment when a stilt walker took a face plant on the Duluth Lakewalk this past weekend. Ouch.

Mayor Larson at MinnRoast: Minneapolis lakes are “so cute”

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson appeared at MinnRoast, the annual variety show fundraiser for the nonprofit news website MinnPost, to pay tribute to those cute little Minneapolis lakes. The event was held April 26 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

Shooting with Sparky: Greater Prairie Chickens

Mark “Sparky” Stensaas visits Tympanuchus Wildlife Management Area, about 230 miles west of Duluth, observing greater prairie chickens for his blog, the Photonaturalist.

Jacob Mahon – “Butt Rock” (Live on the Homegrown Trolley)

Video footage by Kip Praslowicz from last night’s Homegrown Music Festival trolley in Superior. Jacob Mahon and a cast of friends perform “Butt Rock.”