Videos Posts

A Beaver Dam: Summer to Fall

A trail camera on a beaver dam at Kabetogama Peninsula in Voyageurs National Park last summer captured a variety of wildlife.

The Slice: Glass Artist Jes Durfee

Duluthian Jes Durfee has been transforming glass into works of art for more than 20 years, traveling internationally to learn from masters of the craft.

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.

Minnesota Sessions: Lanue at Black Beach

In the Current‘s new video series, “Minnesota Sessions,” musicians perform in some of the state’s best natural offerings. In this edition, Duluth’s Sarah Krueger brings her new project, Lanue, to Black Beach in Silver Bay.

Grandma Esmeralda, all the way from Duluth

 
In “Kiss Me Cat,” a 1953 Looney Tunes short from Warner Brothers, the burly bulldog Marc Antony helps the tiny cat Pussyfoot learn the art of catching mice. At the 4:50 mark, Duluth gets a mention.

Minnesota Sessions: Dave Simonett at Wolf Ridge

In the Current‘s new video series, “Minnesota Sessions,” musicians perform in some of the state’s best natural offerings. In this edition, Dave Simonett of Duluth-based bluegrass act Trampled by Turtles, brings acoustic tunes to the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center.

Video Archive: Duluth Bridge Tournament of 1978

Duluth’s bridge tournament in 1978 drew players from North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. Mary Ellen Miller had the story for KBJR-TV.

Northern Rhythms

Explore natural landscapes of the Duluth area through music with this new WDSE-TV production. Northern Rhythms features local musicians playing everything from country to jazz to classical, in places that inspire them, from deserted mine pits to soaring vistas to popular beaches.

Kip’s White Whale: Daddy, Jesus and Dale Earnhardt

Duluth photographer Kip Praslowicz tells the bizarre story of a long lost song.

Exploring the car and boat at the bottom of Lake Ore-be-gone

YouTube user “MNduro USA” explores the east side of Lake Ore-be-gone, the flooded mine pit in Gilbert, about 60 miles north of Duluth.

Video Archive: Desegregating Duluth Schools in 1971

In June of 1971, 50 years ago this month, WDIO reporter Stu Stronach did a series of special reports on the then-ongoing process of desegregating the Duluth public school system. This video is a compilation of those reports.

Eight Wolf Pups Scampering Along the Trail

The Half-Moon Pack of wolves at Voyageurs National Park had the largest litter of any pack observed at the park this year with eight pups. The largest litter ever documented by the Voyageurs Wolf Project was nine pups. The project is focused on understanding the summer ecology of wolves in the park, located about 120 miles north of Duluth.

The Slice: Sean Connaughty’s Art at Sugarloaf Cove

Artist Sean Connaughty seeks to repay nature for what human’s gain from it. The installation at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, about 65 miles northeast of Duluth, is sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony and will remain on display as long as nature allows.

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.

Glensheen drone fly-through

Jay Christensen, the talented drone pilot and former Duluthian who captured the amazing Bryant-Lake Bowl fly through a couple of months ago, sent his camera spinning through the halls, rooms and grounds at Glensheen Mansion.

Video Archive: Grandma’s Marathon of 1979

WDIO-TV assembled these 16mm film clips of raw footage from the third annual Grandma’s Marathon, held on June 23, 1979. British runner Ricky Wilde won the race that year with a time of 2:14:44; he can be seen in some slow-motion footage taken from a vehicle riding alongside him on the racecourse.

The Ethel Ray Nance Story

Karen Nance — author, public speaker and attorney — is the granddaughter of civil rights activist Ethel Ray Nance, who was part of one of the few biracial families in Duluth in 1920. The family lived just four blocks from the site of the 1920 lynchings of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie.

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