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The Slice: Rock Climbing at Robinson Park in Sandstone

Alex Tyler and friends scale rock outcroppings at Robinson Park in Sandstone, about 60 miles southwest 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.

Selective Focus: Benjamin Olson

Benjamin Olson has a show of his photography opening tonight (Friday, Oct. 4) at Tettegouche State Park. It’s a perfect setting for his images that focus on wildlife and nature. His photos make you feel like you’re witnessing a spectacular, brief moment that takes patience and persistence to find.

BO: I am a photographer, specializing in nature and conservation. It was through my background in both science and art that I was able to bridge the gap between two separate fields to help communicate environmental issues at hand.

Lady Aurora at Boulder Lake

Minnesota North Shore Fall Colors Report 2019

North Shore Fall Colors Report

Fall colors in Duluth and the North Shore of Minnesota area are starting to pop. In most cases along the North Shore the Fall colors will peak sooner as you get away from Lake Superior a few miles. Great spots to check out away from the lake would be to drive up the Sawbill Trail near Tofte, Caribou Trail near Lutsen or the Temperance River Road near Schroeder. We have found some of the best maple patches with a lot of fiery red colors if you explore further up the North Shore north of Grand Marais.

Maxxis Tires visits Duluth

Maxxis Tires, a manufacturer of a variety of tires, including bike tires, sent cyclist/videographer Brice Shirbach to Duluth to show off the world-class bike trails.

Lake Superior Aquaman: My Origin Story

Aqualad and Aquadad

“Water is the commonest symbol for the unconscious.” – Carl Jung

How did I start dressing like Aquaman to chronicle my adventures in and around Lake Superior?

Frog in Jay Cooke tidepool

Looking ahead to winter: Snow-Fort City

Looking ahead to winter

It was a good summer. The lake was warm enough to swim for a span of several weeks. I took full advantage of the aqua-recreational opportunities, which I chronicled here. I have no natural love of fall, but this year I am looking at it as what it is: the long, slow, beginning of winter. And since I feel fortified against the coming colder weather, snowfall, and ice conditions, I am making plans.

There is no Poop Fairy PSA

You may have seen signs and literature around town encouraging pet owners to pick up after their pooches. Here’s a PSA for the campaign. Sponsored by Duluth Park and Recreation Department, along with the Regional Stormwater Protection Team.

With Jenna Kelly and Jody Kujawa, video by Danger Bird Productions

Lake Superior Aquaman’s Duluth

 
I first launched this sort-of virtual tour of the area in January 2018. I just updated it with more than 30 new features, including more than 130 new photos, several video links, links to news articles, the paths of my various “skate patrols” and “flamingo patrols,” The People’s Free Skate, a greater spread through the region, and all my latest activities. Enjoy.

Hey look, a 45-inch Lake Superior trout

Caught by Steven Gotchie and Jordan Korzenowski on Lake Superior, about five miles out from the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Pulled over again. There were also some tall ships.

Exploring the new multi-use trail at Quarry Park

Brighton Beach 360 with 2D Video

Lake Superior eats trees for breakfast