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Superior Entry Lighthouse on Wisconsin Point sold

The century-old Superior Entry Lighthouse on Wisconsin Point sold for $159,000 to Steven Broudy of San Francisco, Calif. The new owner will have to maintain it.

Uffda Kombucha selling growlers, planning for future storefront

Selective Focus: Quinn Montgomery

This week, we feature the youngest Selective Focus artist so far, Quinn Montgomery. She has been drawing caricatures of celebrities. Many are from shows that she most likely can’t watch for quite awhile. We get some background info from her dad, Derek Montgomery (previously featured in Selective Focus). For now, you can keep up with Quinn’s art career via her dad’s Instagram Feed. Be sure to check the second picture in each Instagram post to see the reference material with the finished drawing.

DM: I started documenting our daughter Quinn’s drawings as just a way to remember some of the things she was doing at her age, which is four years old. I found her style of drawing–large head with The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Jack Skellington-length arms and legs–as really humorous and fun. She’s always been very perceptive and expressive and the drawings are just an extension of that. I work from home and Quinn would bring me drawings every day of stuff she saw around the house or outside to cheer me up because apparently I needed that? I don’t know, but I always appreciated seeing her take on the world out here in Lakeside.

Then and Now: Blue Crab Bar / OMC Smokehouse

The above photo was shot 10 years ago today — Aug. 29, 2009 — at the Blue Crab Bar, 1909 W. Superior St. Today it is the location of OMC Smokehouse. The photo below, shot today, attempts to replicate the scene.

Miss you Rick Boo.

Feel free to share your Rick stories in the comments.

St. Louis River estuary cleanup includes lots of lumber

Postcards from the Clarkson Coal & Dock Co.

This undated postcard, published by the Duluth Photo and Engraving Company, shows the Clarkson Coal & Dock Company on Duluth’s waterfront.

R.I.P. Anderson Furniture

Latinos in Duluth

Luisa Pierce and Teresa Dawson reflect on Latino presence and contributions in Duluth.

The Slice: Edward H. Ojard

Two Harbors-based composer Edward H. Ojard has published two music CDs with a third in the works. He is 10 years old.

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.

Duluth Trivia Deck Sampler #17

Another card from the Duluth Trivia game.

White Iron Band – “Drunk in Duluth”

Ely-formed and Twin Cities-based White Iron Band released a Duluth ditty on its 2005 outlaw country album Take it off the Top.

PDD Quiz: August 2019

August is drawing to a close; how many of this month’s headlines do you recall? Quiz on to find out!

The next PDD quiz, on Duluth in literature, will be published on Sept. 15. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Sept. 8.

Book Cover: Entrance to East High School, Spring 1963

The setting for this fictional book is Duluth. The main characters attended East High School. The author grew up on Arrowhead Road.

A thoroughly Duluth-centric book. Read a sample at Amazon. The download version is 99 cents.

Be forewarned; this isn’t another high school reunion puff-piece.

Should Park Point lifeguards work on “red flag” days?