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A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Back in May, Clare Kolars was “yearning for the sea,” so she traveled from River Falls to Duluth with a friend to spend time by the closest thing — Lake Superior.

Lyte Source: Todd Luffa

In the pilot episode of a new “musical series aiming to explore sources of inspiration and intrigue,” Minneapolis-based soft-noise artist Todd Luffa performs on the beach at Minnesota Point in Duluth.

The Lyte Source series was created by director Gordon Byrd and producer Aubree Miller of Minneapolis, who “aim to bring performances to settings too intimate or bizarre for audiences to normally inhabit. To capture a sensory experience and transform it into a unique collaboration.”

Park Point Asterisk

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A giant asterisk has appeared on Park Point, leading some observers to wonder: Does this beach have a caveat?

Ice Formation on Minnesota Point

Ice Formation on Minnesota Point

Duluth Smells Ocean Breezes

Duluth Smells Ocean Breezes

Below is the complete text of a Duluth story from page six of The Observer out of Saline, Mich., from Thursday, June 14, 1934, reprinted from Collier’s magazine.

Shooting the Life-Line at Duluth, Minn.

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This postcard was mailed from Duluth on July 24, 1907, and arrived two days later in the mailbox of Mr. A. G. Pack, Jr. of 823 Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. It does not necessarily depict a Duluth scene; versions of this postcard exist for Wildwood, N.J.; Atlantic City, N.J. and probably other cities.

Video: Red Fox at Sunrise on Park Point

park-point-recreation-area-sunrise-red-foxRichard Hoeg captured video of this red fox at sunrise this morning on Park Point. “Twas neat to watch the fox do its morning grooming and occasionally play with some sticks,” he wrote on his 365 Days of Birds blog.

Summer of ’65: Mayor ends carnival atmosphere on Park Point

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Fifty years ago — Aug. 27, 1965 — the DNT reports the city of Duluth filed suit in district court to have local businessman Arthur Davis remove concession stands he owns from Park Point. His former sister-in-law, Blanche Davis, who once operated the stands, was also named a defendant.

Duluth Sunset from Park Point

Duluth Mystery Photo #20: Who was F. W. Miller?

F. W. Miller Residence on Park Point

He had a house on Park Point. That’s all we know.

Park Point fox too friendly?

Last night we had a very interesting encounter with a sweet little fox. The fox went to run in front of our truck and then changed it’s mind and cowered on the side of the road. I then grabbed out my handy dandy camera to photograph him. At first he was a little farther away and as I was snapping away he started running at me! I was actually a bit scared and I hurried up and hopped in my truck. He didn’t leave, he lingered right by our truck. It seemed like he needed or wanted something from us. I was wondering if he was hungry and looking for food. I felt that the situation was abnormal. Thoughts?

For those in a summer mood …

“Duluth Sketches: Park Point After The Flood” video by Shawn Donovan.

Wedding and reception at Park Point Beach House?

I recently got engaged and I want to have the ceremony and reception at the Park Point Beach House next August. I cannot find on the internet any way to do this. Please help!

Lord Muse

Lord Muse is located at 723 S. Lake Ave. on the Park Point side of the Lift Bridge. The hours of operation are 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Lord Muse offers photography, art work, tea and coffee — all made here in Duluth. Plus clothing from local designers, crafts like soap all hand made, and fresh produce groceries items milk and dairy products.

Park Point cabin abducted!

I went for a run on the Park Point trail today. Just after the water station I noticed something different about the trail.

It was wider and torn up a bit. (My dog, Essa, was also a witness.)