Videos Posts

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Northland Neighborhood

WDSE-TV compiled this video of eleven local musicians singing “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” Mister Rogers’ classic theme song. Participating artists are Irving Steinberg, Jessica Leibfried, Charlie Leibfried, Jean Leibfried, Samuel Miltich, Alexander Sandor, Jillian Rae, John Staine, Lyz Jaakola, Bret Amundson and Gaelynn Lea Tressler.

The station invites people to share the video and make their own versions with #northlandneighbor or send the video to the station. The studio might create another mashup. Visit for details and to submit.

Soaring with Pelicans on the St. Louis River

Adam Jagunich’s drone soars with the pelicans in this video shot in the Chamber’s Grove Park area of Duluth’s Fond du Lac neighborhood.

Chester Park Walk: 360 Reframe

Shot in Chester Park with a GoPro Max 360 using the Reframe effect.

PDD Video Lab: Starbelle and the Aerial Lift Bridge

In this edition of the PDD Video Lab we watch the bulk carrier Starbelle pass through the Duluth Ship Canal and under the Aerial Lift Bridge via footage from Richter Home Movies. The final 15 seconds features a nice look at Canal Park circa the early 1960s.

This Week in Social Distancing: April 21

Episode five in Perfect Duluth Day’s series featuring people reaching out while keeping their distance.

Josh Peterson – “Uncertain Certainties”

An original viola performance by Josh Peterson, shot at the ruins of the U.S. Lighthouse Station Depot on Minnesota Point in Duluth. Directed and produced by Ryan Nordin.

Keep Duluth Clean Virtual Cleanup Day

The city of Duluth is hosting a Virtual Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 25. The city’s website has an info page set up for the event, and participants can win a chair from Loll Designs. The website also has important information for keeping safe while participating.

Ming Lee – “Thinking of You”

Video for a track by Duluth’s Eddie “Ming” Lee, shot and edited by Casey Pflipsen with additional footage by Colton Wojta.

PDD Video Lab: Old Iron Range Footage

In this edition of the PDD Video Lab we take a cruise through Virginia, Chisholm and Hibbing circa the 1960s with footage from Richter Home Movies set to the tune of Iron & Wine’s “Weary Memory” from the 2002 album The Creek Drank the Cradle.

This Week in Social Distancing: April 14

Episode four in Perfect Duluth Day’s series featuring people reaching out while keeping their distance.

The Slice: Draw Along with Brian Barber

During the pandemic, Perfect Duluth Day’s own Brian Barber has been posting draw-along videos on Facebook. 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.

Knife River Aerial Video

Adam Jagunich explores the mouth of Knife River, Knife Island and Lake Superior by drone.

Wooing Antics on the St. Louis River

“April is a great time to sit and watch the incredible courtship displays of ducks,” writes Sparky Stensaas on the YouTube description for this recently posted video with footage shot in 2011. The segments show the wooing antics of common mergansers, common goldeneyes, bufflehead and hooded mergansers.

“Here in northern Minnesota, the ice is just going out on the lakes and early returning male ducks are trying to impress the ladies,” notes Stensaas.

PDD Video Lab: Old Grand Marais Footage

In this edition of the PDD Video Lab we blend old film footage of Grand Marais from Richter Home Movies with “Easy Ride,” a song from the Doors’ 1969 release The Soft Parade.

This Week in Social Distancing: April 7

It was another fascinating week of online performances, instructional videos, virtual tours and more.