Category Archives: Downtown

A Year in the Wilderness

I was downtown to see a movie at the Zeitgeist and a bycyling crowd gathered around this red canoe. Members of the Sierra Club biked through parts of Duluth with Amy and Dave Freeman, authors of A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters.  They will be pulling the canoe behind them as […]

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Elevate your downtown Duluth experience

Since  construction work has West Superior Street blocked and torn up, downtown merchants are urging customers to use the skywalk. Phase I was delayed due to the significant snowfall from this past weekend. motorists heading east into downtown from I-35 or West Superior Street will be detoured to Michigan Street or up Mesaba Ave to 2nd Street. […]

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Stained glass

I noticed this stained glass window above a door at Duluth Bethel. A quick internet search lists a L.A. Marvin as superintendent of schools. I didn’t have time to do more research.

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Forecast, windy with whitecaps, blowing sand and gravel

I know technically the above photos isn’t the best photo, but I figured my fans would be disappointed if they didn’t get a look at the our beautiful usually deep blue Lake Superior now colored brown with the whitecaps. The wind blew the cap of my head once, after that I held onto my hat. […]

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People and dog

    I was walking downtown on superior street and saw these two persons crossing the Superior Street. After they crossed I realized I knew the woman on the left. She is Ellen Vaagan and has a blog called Vaagen’s Vegan Sauce.

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Sun shines on sign

I took this photo for two reasons: to show that the sun was shining and to show the sign warning that the street will be closed. Duluth will be redoing Superior Street this summer. This message is from “Word on the Street,” “Downtown Duluth will be undergoing a historic transformation with the reconstruction of Superior […]

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Art gallery talk

    On Tuesday night I went to the Duluth Art Institute  for a gallery talk titled, “Art and Culture: Writing for Art that is Deeper than Ourselves,” Mason Riddle is an art historian with an MA in Art History and Museum Practice from the University of Minnesota. She writes about the visual arts and architecture […]

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Zebra mussels, invasive species

Zebra mussels are an invasive species to Minnesota and can wreak havoc on our lakes. I  visited a Minnesota Sea Grant booth at the home show at the DECC today What problems can they cause? Zebra mussels can:  clog irrigation intakes and other pipes,  attach to boat motors and boat hulls, reducing performance and […]

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Market Day ~ Something Local

Today I stopped in at Market Day, a small store specializing in locally made products. It’s located at 12 N. 3rd. Ave. W. Proprietor Lanae Rhoads holds up a homemade eyeshadow palette. She leads classes in how to make your own cosmetics. The next class is April 20 for creating eyeshadow. Classes on all types […]

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Donate Life

As I limped into St. Luke’s Urgent Care I noticed a new flag flying under the American Flag. The bottom flag is a “Donate Life” flag. April is is National Donate Life Month. I took this photo outside of St. Luke’s Hospital yesterday. I thought I caught the flag at full breeze, but it’s kinda […]

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