Duluth Trivia Deck Sampler #40

Another trivia card from a board game purchased at Savers.

The Playlist Presents: Ingeborg von Agassiz

WDSE-TV‘s The PlayList Presents is a series of 5-minute segments featuring emerging musicians, including interview clips and a live performance. The Feb. 6 episode focused on electro-folk artist Ingeborg von Agassiz, with footage from the 2019 Catalyst Content Festival.

Ingeborg von Agassiz is playing acoustic brunch sets at Pizza Luce on Saturdays throughout February.

The PlayList Presents airs Thursday nights at around 8:20 p.m., after Making it Up North.

PDD Quiz: Dear John

Ascend the trivia throne with this week’s quiz on notable Northland bathrooms!

The next PDD quiz, reviewing February headlines and happenings, will be published on Feb. 23. Please submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Feb. 20.

Ursa Minor offers Duluth’s first non-alcoholic craft beer

Ben Hugus with Ursa Minor's new NA beer

Ben Hugus with Ursa Minor’s new NA beer – Photo by Lissa Maki

Ursa Minor Brewing quietly became the first Duluth-area craft brewery to offer a non-alcoholic beer option back in December. The brewery’s Constellation Cream Ale, is now available sans intoxicants.

I Demand a Lakewalk

I demand a Lakewalk.

Retired engineer and geologist David Hoag wrote in a Jan. 22 Duluth News Tribune op-ed piece that he feels, “It would be much better to retreat,” than to “shore up, harden, and improve the lakeshore in areas near the Lakewalk and Brighton Beach that were battered by recent storms.”

Retreat to where? Are we going to let the lake have the rail line, and Fitger’s? Are we going to cede Canal Park to the lake? Are we going to abandon all infrastructure because it needs fixing? Are we going to tear down the bridge and the canal and move them to higher ground? Set fire to the ports? Should we flood the highway and designate it “boats only”? Is Leif Erikson Park to be abandoned to the waves, and we’ll just watch as it crumbles? Should we watch as Lake Superior undermines and claims the Rose Garden? Are our Park Point citizens to be forgotten?

Postcard from Congdon Park in 1940

The message on this postcard was composed 80 years ago today — Feb. 7, 1940. The card is postmarked the next day.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in NYT: “BWCAW … unfathomably beautiful”

Actors Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are featured in the New York Times series “20 Odd Questions” today, promoting their new movie Downhill. When asked to name the “most underrated destination in America,” Louis-Dreyfus gave a nod to Quetico-Superior country, responding:

“The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. I went canoeing and I loved it. It is just unfathomably beautiful.”

Selective Focus: Member Show at the DAI

Tonight (Thursday, Feb. 6) from 5-8 p.m. is the opening of the annual Duluth Art Institute Member Show. It’s a great way to see and meet people from around town who make all kids of art. From painting, to sculpture, to photography, to mixed media, there’s a wide variety of mediums and experience on display until March 1 in the Great Hall of the Depot.

Monthly Grovel: February 2020 Edition

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In the past year — from February 2019 through January 2020 — the PDD Calendar published 8,040 Duluth-area events. Each one was edited by a human being before the “publish” button was pushed.

It’s a tremendous amount of work to keep up with all the submissions from the more than 1,000 organizations that have sent us info about their concerts, plays, cooking classes and snowball fights. That’s why once a month we set our dignity aside and remind readers how much we appreciate their financial support.

View of Duluth from Skyline Parkway

This undated photo of Downtown Duluth, Canal Park, the Aerial Lift Bridge, etc. is from Gallagher’s Studio of Photography. The biggest clue to when the photo was shot is the scrapyard where the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center stands today. So we know the image was captured prior to construction of the Duluth Arena in 1966. Are there any other clues in there?

Glitteratti – “Plans”

“Plans” is the second video from Duluth band Glitteratti‘s debut full-length album, Among the Wild, set for release on March 6. The group performs at Pizza Luce on March 13.

Upper Deck restaurant at Bong Airport will become hangar

The Upper Deck Restaurant at 1415 N. 46th St. in Superior has been closed for more than a year. Its contents were auctioned off on Jan. 31. According to the Superior Telegram, the new owner will be turning the building into an airplane hangar.

Duluth Trivia Deck Sampler #39

Another trivia card from a board game purchased at Savers.

TV News Spots Covering the City-Wide Snowball Fight

The Playlist Presents: Life Parade

WDSE-TV‘s The PlayList Presents is a series of 5-minute segments featuring emerging musicians, including interview clips and a live performance. The Jan. 30 episode focused on the pop-rock band Life Parade, with footage from the 2019 Catalyst Content Festival.

The PlayList Presents airs Thursday nights at around 8:20 p.m., after Making it Up North.