Nate J. Mattson – “Moon Racer”

This experimental music video by Duluth’s Nate J. Mattson features Shereé doing her “Original Tiger Dance.”

Mystery Photo #122: La La

Yes, it’s another car-prop photo from either the Post Card Shop in Minneapolis or the Penny Arcade in Duluth.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: August 2020

Another monthly installment of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

Duluth You & Me: Hawk Ridge

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Duluth You & Me: Hawk Ridge

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Looking for a paleo baker in Duluth

I need a rich, delicious, paleo, local, homemade chocolate birthday cake in about a week.

Know anybody?

PDD Quiz: Railroads, Trains and Depots

Photo courtesy of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, Kathryn A. Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth.

All aboard for this week’s PDD quiz! Test your knowledge of local railroads, depots, and other train-related trivia.

The next PDD quiz will review this month’s headlines; it will be published on Sept. 27. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Sept. 27.

North Country Trail in Wisconsin: Town of Summit

One nice thing about hiking on county roads is that if a deer fly is pestering you and you happen to walk by a freshly killed skunk, the fly will transfer to the skunk and leave you to hike in peace.

There are also fewer ticks on roads than on trails, and you are less likely to get lost. But the benefits of a trail instead of a highway are obvious and substantial. In particular: the natural beauty of the land is a bit less interfered with on a trail, there are no motorized vehicles to watch out for, and on hot days there is usually some protection from the blistering sun.

Those are the basic pros and cons as I hike through the town of Summit in my quest to follow the North Country Trail through Wisconsin. As I’ve explained in previous essays, the trail isn’t built yet in the area near the Minnesota border, with the exception of the Nemadji River Valley, so there is a road route connecting sections of the trail.

Last summer I hiked county roads W and B to Pattison State Park. So far in 2020 I’ve hiked from Pattison to the border between the towns of Summit and Gordon. All of this has happened without any overnight camping or serious day of dedicated hiking. It’s just casual car trips to walk the road in there-and-back stretches.

Lake Superior Aquaman: Trench Lyfe

Things the camera saw looking out of a Lake Superior trench.

Selective Focus: #perfectduluthday

The weather has been spectacular, we just had a long weekend, it’s time to check in on what people considered a #perfectduluthday

Richard G. Hofacre – “City Lights of Duluth”

This song by Richard Gary Hofacre, which hit YouTube in 2012, has roots going back about 60 years.

Raina Costello: Tick and Mosquito Researcher

In this video Raina Costello talks about her work researching ticks and mosquitos at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, about 15 miles north of Duluth.

Postcard from Enger Memorial Tower in 1950

This postcard was mailed 70 years ago. The date on the postmark is not clear, but it looks like July 8, 1950. The signature of the sender is also not entirely clear, but it appears to be Helen Lold. The recipient is Henry Maursey of Midland, Mich.

Phallus Impudicus


 

The “impudent phallus.” Like many mushrooms, they have both uh masculine and feminine qualities; in their egg stage they are called “witch eggs.” They also have qualities of both life and death: although uh generative in appearance, they have the strong stench of carrion — which attracts the flies which spread their spores. Wikipedia entry.

Mark Sertich Mini-Documentary

Director Max Haben was one day into a shooting a documentary about the world’s oldest hockey player when COVID-19 put a stop to the project. Duluth’s Mark Sertich was still skating when he turned 99 in July. He died on Aug. 24 from complications of a stroke.

Duluth You & Me: Weather

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Duluth You & Me: Weather

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