News and Current Affairs Posts

Honking Tree Mystery

Please add to our soon-to-be rejected police procedural script:

Someone has cut down the beloved tree just outside of town. The tree is famous for being saved from ruin when the big highway was put in years ago. People came to like the tree and honked at it as if it was welcoming them into their town. Some even say it would wave back. It became known as the “honking tree.”

Scene of people gathering at cut tree, offering stories, memories. Some tears. Very folksy small-town scene where everyone seems to know everyone with a strong sense of community.

Enter our detective heroes. They talk to the cops, who say they’ve spoken to all the usual suspects and haven’t come up with anything.

HG’09 Experimental Tuesday Photos

HG’09 at the Blue Crab

Experimental Tuesday?

this was no experiment

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Hey, it’s another Homegrown show! With a gimmick!

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This one has a fashion show, from Rachel Hart and Apron Elegance.

Sacred Heart Experimental Tuesday

Sacred Heart Music Center

* 7 p.m. – Tim Kaiser

* 8 p.m. – Rivulets

* 9 p.m. – Sight Like December

HOMEGROWN HOMEGROWN HOMEGROWN HOMEGROWN

UMD has to step it up a notch…

DinkyTown riots

ECO Store Grand Opening Wednesday

Come, Celebrate Grand Opening on Earth Day!

Check it out!

Check It Out!

Check It Out!

If You Are in the Twin Cities Tomorrow

Ms. Laurie Hertzel, the book editor of the Mlps Star Tribune, and I will talk about  books and the state of the publishing industry Tuesday evening, April 21, at the spanking-new Mlps. Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. Our panel discussion will be moderated by Cathy Wurzer of MPR, and taped for later broadcast (I don’t know when). Event begins at 7 pm. I’m sure there’ll be a fabulous refreshments afterwards, there certainly were last time I went to a talk at the Mlps. Central Library.

Laurie Hertzel is a Duluth expat, who began her journalism career right here in D-Town, at the Duluth News Tribune. She’s also the author of several books, including Boomtown Landmarks. I write for Publishers Weekly magazine, but, unlike Laurie, have never written a book.

Spring Sustainability Fair

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April 21 at the UMD Kirby Student Center

10 am-4 pm

Call: 722-SAVE for bus schedules

Informational booths, demonstrations and panel discussions on many topics, with a focus on energy.

Call 722-SAVE for Bus Schedules.

*Panels and Presenters* (Kirby Lounge)
11:00 a.m. Wind Power! Community wind projects in NE Minnesota, and results from wind resource research on the UMD campus: Mike Mageau, UMD Geography and Center for Sustainable Community Development

12:00 p.m. Campus Energy Research – Malosky Solar Array: Andrew Bentley, Brandon Eberle, and Scott Norr, UMD Electrical and Computer Engineering

12:30 p.m. Campus Energy Research – Multiple-Energy Source Integration: Jeron Smith, Tom Soldner, Drew Jensen, David Buszmann, and Paul Weber, UMD Electrical and Computer Engineering

1:00 p.m. Energy: Choices, Issues, and UMD’s Role: Tom Ferguson, 3M McKnight Professor, UMD Elect & Comp Engr

2:00 p.m. Go lean before going green: The role of energy conservation and why it should always come first: Dean Talbott, Residential Program Specialist, Minnesota Power

3:00 p.m. Twin Ports Campus Sustainability Panel: How are Twin Ports universities and colleges addressing sustainability? (UMD, CSS, LSC, UWS)

4:00 p.m. Hartley Nature Center’s Electron-Search for Smart Energy (Near UMD Bus Stop)

*Booths and Presentations*

David Syring’s Anthropology Seminar Class Sustainability Projects
NE Minnesota CERTs
Conservation Technologies
UMD Office of Sustainability
UMD Office of Civic Engagement
True North AmeriCorps
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Minnesota Power
Jes Durfee Glass Blowing
Outdoor EdVentures
Duluth Community Supported Herbalism
Sustainable Twin Ports
UMD Sustainability Coalition
Cut Loose Creations

MORE???

Homegrown Banners

Hey kids, we know you’ve got ’em, and we want to see ’em. Turn your best Homegrown photos into PDD banners. We’ll try to rotate Homegrown-specific banners during the Homegrown Festival. Same rules apply, the image must be 960 pixels wide by 167 pixels high. Don’t stretch or squish the image to make it fit, that always looks bad. The Perfect Duluth Day logo will be added by PDD’s art department. Or, if you’d like, you can add it. 

E-mail if you want the Photoshop template with the logo

E-mail your banners to [email protected], and we’ll start organizing them.

Also, a reminder, the banners go up on Flickr eventually. If anybody wants to add info about their shots in the Flickr comments, that would be cool.

Perfect Duluth Dye

My girlies dyeing eggs this year OUTDOORS!

My girlies dyeing eggs this year OUTDOORS!

We’ve been having an annual Easter Eve Egg Dyeing Party every year since I decided to participate more in my family rather than just attempt to finance it by working every Saturday.

Any One of Us: Women’s Words from Prison — from the folks that brought you the Vagina Monologues

V-Day Ending Violence Against Women

Any One of Us: Words From Prison evolved from a decade-long writing group with Eve Ensler and 15 women at Bedford Hill’s Correctional Facility. This piece is a collection of stories from the raw voices of fierceness and honesty written by the original 15 women combined with writing from women in prisons across the nation moving forward toward healing, understanding and change with the ultimate goal of using their writing and voices to impact policy, laws and treatment of incarcerated women. Together these writings reveal the deep connection between women in prison and the violence that often brings them there.

Wednesday, April 22, noon
University of Minnesota Duluth campus – LOCATION CHANGE!  KSC 268
Admission: $2 or a non-perishable food item
All proceeds go to the Duluth Bethel Women’s Program
Sponsored by V-Day UMD, UMD Women’s Resource & Action Center, UMD Women’s Studies Department & Kirby Program Board

Progressive Action Spaghetti Dinner April 17!

Progressive Action is holding its annual Spaghetti Dinner Extravaganza! on Friday, April 17, at 6:o0 pm at Peace Church, in the downstairs hall. It’s going to be a fabulous evening of FOOD (spaghetti! meatballs and veggie options, bread too) live music (Mad About Jane!), a silent auction with some seriously great items, a kids activity area, AND a keynote speech from Minneapolis Mayor RT Ryback! How cool is that? The evening MC is City Councilor Jeff Anderson. Tickets are $15 each, children 10 and under are free. You can buy tickets in advance at the Green Merc or buy them at the door. For more information, www.prog-action.org or call the lovely and talented Barb Olsen at 349-6681. BE THERE.

Easter. Hidden Eggs. Pancake Breakfast

Easter at Hillside Church Duluth

Bellydance Classes

Learn the beautiful Vintage Orientale style of bellydance from Brea Morgiane.

Classes start April 29th at Elite Dance Productions. $50 for a six week session. Classes held Wednesdays at 7 PM.

Call 218-723-1337 to sign up. Male and female students accepted.

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