Charlie Parr – “Where You Gonna Be (When the Good Lord Calls You Home)”

According to Charlie’s Facebook page, this video was nine years in the making.

Director of Photography – Erik Murphy
Sound Engineer – Jon Oelke
Editor – Lei Shi
Director – Lance Lundahl

Glitteratti – “I Believe You / Another Day”

Duluth band Glitteratti releases its debut full-length album, Among the Wild, on March 6 and performs at Pizza Luce on March 13.

Soo Line Port Switcher 2118

This photo is dated Jan. 5, 1980 — 40 years ago today. It shows the Soo Line Port Switcher 2118, one of two switchers honoring the Twin Ports cities of Duluth and Superior.

Hanseatic Inspiration cruise ship plans two Duluth stops in 2020

Lake Superior Brewing closed, for sale

Selective Focus: Carly Jandl

Carly Jandl is an artist still exploring all the options, currently working in painting and jewelry. She also helps others get their work in front of an audience by hosting pop-up events. This week in Selective Focus we get a close-up view of her small-scale artwork and bigger goals.

CJ: Northern Exposure Art is an ever-changing endeavor. My passion began with acrylic painting, and slowly continues to morph as I find other projects to satisfy my creative brain. I am currently focused on commissioned paintings, crafting rainbow earrings, and designing logos. I basically take whatever my creativity tells me to do and run with it.

Duluth online business Noihsaf Bazaar in New York Times

Photo by Riah Beth Photography for the New York Times

Duluthian Kate Lindello and her Instagram-based business Noihsaf Bazaar are featured in the New York Times today with other business in an article titled “How to Make Friends Online the Old-Fashioned Way (Buying Clothes Together).”

View from Skyline Parkway of Downtown Duluth in 1899

Stitched together above to produced a jagged panorama are three photos by William Henry Jackson of Downtown Duluth shot just uphill from a gravel road we presume is an early version of what we call Skyline Parkway today. Below are the isolated images, which show greater detail.

Monthly Grovel: January 2020 Edition

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In the past year — from January through December 2019 — the PDD Calendar published 7,937 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, improv nights and snowshoe hikes. That’s why once a month we set our dignity aside and remind readers how much we appreciate their financial support.

Perfect Duluth Day’s Best Videos of 2019

Looking back at what Duluthians documented on video in 2019, we find the usual themes. The lake made numerous appearances, whether liquid and moving or frozen solid. We saw lots of music videos, parodies, spur-of-the-moment happenings, and some weird experimentation. Below are our picks for the standout videos of 2019.

Denfeld takes Heritage title; Hermantown wins Hilltopper

Denfeld’s hockey team celebrates its victory in the Heritage Holiday Classic.
(Photo by Bruce Woodman)

The Denfeld Hunters emerged as the 2019 Heritage Hockey Classic champions on Dec. 28, while the Hermantown Hawks captured the trophy in the Hilltopper Holiday Classic. Prep hockey tournaments on the weekend after Christmas have become an annual tradition in Duluth during the past decade.

Denfeld defeated Owatonna 2-1 in overtime to claim its title, with Griffin Lehet scoring the game-winning goal.

Hermantown dominated the Hilltopper tourney, defeating Buffalo in the final game by a 7-1 margin.

New Year Greetings from Fitger’s Brewing Co.

From the Jan. 1, 1910 issue of the Duluth Evening Herald.

2019: The Year in Duluth Gig Posters

Here it is, Perfect Duluth Day’s annual collection of things that were stapled to telephone polls, taped to lavatory walls, pinned to bulletin boards and uploaded to websites. As usual, by no means is this a comprehensive collection of local rock posters, nor is it a carefully curated archive of the best. It’s just a bunch of them we noticed and didn’t lose in 2019.

Duluth Trivia Deck Sampler #34

Another trivia card from a board game purchased at Savers.

Snow-Fort City Build/Sledding Party

WDIO covered the event which happened on the solstice, Dec. 21. Thanks to all. #snowfortcity has suffered from the recent rains etc but all great cities have been destroyed at least once.