Category Archives: Lincoln Park or West End

Welcome to Lincoln Park, CraftingSomethingGreat

This billboard is at the “Point of Rocks,” a jutting of basalt along Michigan and Superior Streets that divides the east from the west in Duluth.  It welcomes you to Lincoln Park, home of craft beer Bent Paddle Brewing,  waxed heritage bags and packs Frost River, the Duluth Folk School and OMC Smokehouse and Two Loons Gallery and Boutique.

I actually took this photo on Friday, May 11. #craftingsomethinggreat

P.S. added May 15: Also home to Michelle Wegler Art studio and gallery!

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. A blizzard with heavy show is forecasted for Sunday. Minneapolis and South Dakota are getting a blizzard today. We’ll see if Duluth gets a blizzard, but for now, “bundle up and hold on to yer hat!”

Below is the photo that I originally figured I’d use in DDP. I snapped this  a little after 2 p.m. at the Clyde Iron Works Restaurant. It is an old factory, which had been rundown for many years. Now it repurposed as a restaurant and Event Center. Fun Fact: Duluth workers made the steel beams for the Empire State Building at this factory. Read more history here.

Town hall forum on public safety

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In light of the recent shootings in Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and Dallas and in the spirit of collaboration and transparency a town hall forum was held at Denfeld High School on Tuesday night.  About 60 people gathered at Denfeld High School to learn more about public safety from the Duluth mayor and Duluth’s police, fire department as well as the Citizen’s Review Board. Duluth is one of the few cities in the nation to implement a Citizen’s Review Board.  The Duluth Citizen Review Board is an advisory body to the Police Department and City Council for the purpose of fostering relationships and strengthening trust and communication between the police department and citizens of Duluth to further the best interests of the city and all of its residents.

About 60 people gathered. Microphones were provided to individuals who asked questions. And paper was provided for those to shy to ask in public. Citizens asked questions about the role of police officers in schools, how officers are hired and if racial profiling is used.

“We don’t like to have average officers we do a lot of coaching, guiding and mentoring with our staff,” said Chief Mike Tusken