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Mana Bear Bolton has her way with the Tweed elevator

Mana Bear Bolton‘s “Primordial Rapture” opened in the Tweed Museum’s elevator on Aug. 30. Read all about it at findmana.com.

Vignettes from the Edge of a Beaver Pond

Researchers at the Voyageurs Wolf Project placed cameras around the edge of a beaver pond this past summer hoping to get good footage of wolves. Instead, they captured a whole lot of otter activity along with a few other critters, including a black bear and three cubs that predictably knocked over a camera.

Lovehouse – “She’s Gonna Catch You”

Duluth band Lovehouse released the EP Shades of Red last summer, along with this video for the song “She’s Gonna Catch You.”

Shippee – “World Today”

The fourth video release from Blake Shippee’s new solo album, It All Started from a Whisper, was produced by Laura Jean.

Holiday Aurora: Lights of Summer

The latest video from Seth Trobec is new to the internet, but was shot last summer over Independence Day and Labor Day weekends — July 2 and Sept. 4 to be precise. The timelapse was created from Trobec’s photos of the northern lights.

The Slice / Almanac North: Gunflint Mail Run 2023

The Gunflint Mail Run, an annual sled dog race in Cook County, was held Jan. 7. PBS North Producer Megan McGarvey captured the scenes for the station’s feature The Slice (embedded above) and also for a segment on the weekly show Almanac North (embedded below).

America’s Forests in Minnesota / Chuck Leavell in Duluth

Famed musician Chuck Leavell visited Duluth on March 29 to record a performance of the Bob Dylan song “Like a Rolling Stone” with the Duluth band Big Wave Dave and the Ripples at Sacred Heart Music Center. The collaboration was for the closing segment of the 10th episode of the television series America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell. Embedded above is the full episode, which recently aired on select PBS stations, but not Duluth.

PDD Video Lab: Visit to Duluth, June 1967

This edition of the PDD Video Lab features a panoply of Duluth film footage from the summer of 1967. The segments were made by taking scenes from an 18-minute silent film titled “Visit to Duluth,” breaking them up and adding music.

The first segment features scenes from Chester Bowl Park and Skyline Drive, with views of Peace Church, the Aerial Lift Bridge, Minnesota Point, Enger Tower and so on, set to Marvin Gaye’s mid-1960s hit song “Wonderful One.”

Dealing with two-faced Duluthers

The CBS sitcom Ghosts references Duluth in the first episode of season 2, titled “Spies.” It’s not complimentary, however.

Brief History of a Star – Intro

Music by Duluth’s Cory Coffman with visuals by Alyssa Johnson of Blind Spot Creatives.

Video Archive: Students return to Grant Elementary in 1983

On Jan. 6, 1983, Grant Elementary School reopened after a six-month, $1.4 million renovation project. WDIO-TV’s Nancy Taggart has the report.

Perfect Duluth Day’s Best Videos of 2022

A wad of music videos and a pair of oddball documentaries are the foundation of Perfect Duluth Day’s collection of the best videos of 2022. As usual, there’s an aerial video with some pretty scenery in the mix. Kip Praslowicz breaks away from the mold with an arty kickball video and a sort-of cooking show that rolls in chemistry and geometry. But a pair of bozos with a camera in their ice-fishing canopy stole the show in 2022.

Duluth Central High School aerial demolition video

The former Duluth Central High School on the top of the hill was demolished at the end of November. The video above is by Doug Johnson.

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