The billboard pictured at the top of this post has been the stuff of legend for years in Duluth.Amy Klobuchar once mentioned it on the floor of the U.S. Senate. A documentary filmmaker described it as an "important piece of Duluth history" on which "the future of the entire city depends." (He was jo ... More >>
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Jim Carlson days of selling synthetic drugs in Duluth appear to be over for good. Yesterday, he was convicted of 51 felony counts in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.THE BACKSTORY: Last Place owner Jim Carlson arrested again, one day after posting bailBut Carlson's precedent-setting conviction is ... More >>
In person, Bob Dylan is just over 5'6". But a 12-and-a-half-foot likeness of him might soon tower over Duluth if a new $160,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal. Sculptor Tom Page is spearheading the project, dubbed Dylan by Duluth, which is meant to "capture Dylan in his earlier years, as he s ... More >>
As she left Whole Foods and walked toward her vehicle around 8:30 Tuesday night, Laura Ness, wife of Duluth mayor Don Ness, heard an argument. Then she heard a gunshot. But instead of running away, she ran toward it.SEE ALSO: Duluth man allegedly tossed Molotov cocktails from roof of Shanty Bottle S ... More >>
Duluth officials regard The Last Place on Earth as a scourge on downtown and have been open about their desire to shut it down for some time. They got a perfect opportunity to do so when Jim Carlson's son allegedly sold an illegal bath salt to an undercover agent early last month.THE BACKSTORY: Jim ... More >>
The Mayans (or dumb folks from the present, depending on what you believe) predicted our impending doom for just over a week from now, but an impending Doomtree Day is coming even sooner. In conjunction with the opening night of the Doomtree Blowout 8 at First Avenue, Minneapolis mayor R.T. Ry ... More >>
WilcoBayfront Festival Park, DuluthSunday, July 1, 2012See Also: Slideshow: Wilco in DuluthNels Cline on Wilco's future and his favorite Cibo Matto tuneWilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims Seeing Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy onstage at Bayfront Festival Park's pavilion is to see a man in ... More >>
Thankfully, the rain has stopped in the Duluth area, and the forecast is dry for the next handful of days. While it'll take some time to fully assess the damage yesterday's historic flooding caused, Mayor Don Ness tentatively estimates the impact in terms of "tens of millions of dollars, if not more ... More >>
The Duluth area is in the midst of the worst flash-flood to hit the North Shore in at least 40 years. In fact, it may be the worst flash-flood the area has ever seen.Thanks to photo sharing made possible by social media, those of us in the Twin Cities and elsewhere have been able to watch as unbelie ... More >>
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Trampled by TurtlesFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, April 11, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.Both Minneapolis and Duluth dedicated this day to Trampled by Turtles, and a rowdy crowd packed inside First Avenue to celebrate the festivities in earnest. Earlier, singer Dave Simonett had t ... More >>
This billboard has some folks so upset they've threatened the Duluth mayor.New anti-racism billboards in Duluth have sparked a heated debate.The billboards, created by the Un-Fair Campaign, tell passersby that "It's hard to see racism when you're white," but some white folks in the predominately ... More >>
Duluth Mayor Don Ness certified Wilco as an "official Duluth band" Friday night. Wilco thanked the town with an eight-song encore.
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