Videos Posts

Deer break into the Stout Ale House in Menomonie, Wis. — patrons were ironically watching Milwaukee Bucks game

Above is surveillance video from May 2. Watch as two bucks smash through the doors.

Homegrown Kickball Classic 2010

Ryan from presents an 8-second montage from the infamous Friday Rawkers vs. Saturday Rollers Kickball game.

Playback issues? Turn off HD playback.

The Bitter Spills — “The Old Clyde Road”

Here’s another video from Monday night’s Homegrown Music Video Festival, in case you weren’t there. It’s Josh Carlon’s fantastic animated video for “The Old Clyde Road” by The Bitter Spills.

A majority of the videos from the festival are now available on the fancy PDD page linked to this sentence.

UMD Students Engage Chancellor Martin About Race Relations

At Monday’s race relations rally, my friend, local videographer, solar power activist and occasional political candidate Jay Cole of Youth Video Quest captured video of the remarkable and very emotional exchange between UMD students and Chancellor Martin.

The conversation will no doubt continue here and elsewhere. It must.

Related: Minnesota Public Radio has apparently been hosting an ongoing dialog about race relations and on Friday May 7th, 2010 they will have an online chat about race relations including a discussion about Duluth both on and off the UMD campus. As far as I know, any reasonable person can participate in the chat. Here is the link they sent me: How do we talk about race relations?

The Boomchucks – “Good News / Bad News”

Directed by Rich Narum. Digital animation by Saša Kološnjaj.

The Moon is Down – “My Amazing Kite”

This must be posted for your adoration. Great video featuring Abe Curran and Braxton Baker. Way to go!

Dancing Boyz of Minnesota

Music by Duluth native Bo Conrad and the Bo Conrad Spit Band

Teague Alexy is just trying to get a good clean high off a dirt cheap bottle of wine

In addition the Homegrown gig next Tuesday, May 3, at Carmody Irish Pub, you can also catch Teague Alexy …

Thursday, 4/29, regular ol’ gig at Carmody Irish Pub
Friday, 4/30, performing on Almanac North on WDSE-TV
Saturday, 5/1, Respect Your Mother EarthFest at Leif Erikson Park

Bike Safety Tips from Dr. Dog

One band that I really love and beg to come to Duluth made a great video for bike safety.  FYI Critical Mass and tourists coming to Canal Park.

Video Archive: A Sunday Afternoon Walk on Central Avenue in West Duluth, circa 1940

This is the Helgeson family after church services on a Sunday in roughly 1940. They lived at 911 Central Ave. The parents are George and Rose. Their sons are G. Lewis, Robert, John and Paul.

Modest Home Makeover

Last summer/fall, the Extreme Makeover Home Edition TV show came to town to build a new home for the Huber family in South Range. It was a wonderful thing, but several commenters on this website wrote that those efforts should continue without all the TV cameras and didn’t need to be so extreme.

A little something called Modest Home Makeover was started around that time, with the goal of raising $150,000 to build a new home for Rick & Brenda Hallfrisch. Fox 21 News did this story about it …

I bring this up now because volunteer meetings and fund-raising events are coming up soon. You can read about all of them at

Duluth home-movie footage from 1938

This 8mm home-movie depicts a 1938 fishing trip to Duluth.

P.O.W. David Wheat’s return to Duluth

A tip of the hat to Andrew Krueger at the News Tribune Attic for spotting this Feb. 7, 1973, WDIO-TV broadcast on YouTube. Nice to have you back in the attic, Andrew.

David Wheat, many of you may remember, was a prison mate of John McCain’s in North Vietnam and campaigned for him in 2008.

This video includes cameos by pre-toupée Dennis Anderson and Mayor Ben Boo, among others. An hilarious ad for “Pringle’s Newfangled Potato Chips” is at the end.

Anyone around here see this last night?

Video from an Iowa sheriff’s deputy’s dashboard camera, about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Breaking Glass releases new video

“Ease Back” is the first single from Breaking Glass’s inaugural Shatterproof CD.  These up and coming rockers from Esko play a variety of original and classic rock tunes. This music video was produced by FitzPhoto as part of a prize package from winning the 2009 Duluth-area Battle of the Bands contest, put on by Junior Achievement.

Breaking Glass will be performing at the Battle of the Bands Kickoff Party on Saturday, April 17, at Hell Burgers in Canal Park.  Showtime is 8 p.m. 

The band will also be opening the Battle of the Bands with a special performance at the DECC on Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m., followed by the battle, featuring 12 area high school garage bands.

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