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Duluth – The popular culture references to Duluth are numerous.

Complete libraries might be full of books that tip a hat to Duluth and Northland. I can nonetheless bear in mind Chris Farley and David Spade passing the Duluth Mark throughout their ill-fated gross sales journey within the film “Tommy Boy”. Apparently each episode of Thriller Science Theater 3000 included a Duluth Easter egg among the many clever.

Nonetheless, it is enjoyable to bump right into a Duluth reference that is new to you or a long-forgotten one.

Final night time I used to be studying “The Stand” by Stephen King and I learn a really quick however cute paragraph or two a couple of man in Duluth strolling down Piedmont Road with a sandwich board asserting the top of the world.

It might have been 30 years since I final learn King’s star-studded harrowing novel in regards to the struggles of lethal flu pandemic survivors, however since I wasn’t residing in Duluth on the time, I in all probability learn that half and not using a second thought.

She determined to choose “The Stand” once more as a part of an insanely bold plan to learn every of King’s novels and quick tales within the order of their publication. I will get again to you on that in 4 or 5 years after I’ve completed studying these eighty or so books.

If you happen to’ve ever learn the total model of “The Stand,” that at 1,153 pages, it is a psychological and bodily train. It is positively not a light-weight learn. (And studying it now within the age of COVID-19 gives one other attention-grabbing layer for this persistent reader.)

However seeing Duluth’s small however memorable inclusion in one in every of my favourite books supplied a light-weight second to pack it up someplace in my mind the place I retailer ineffective issues.

I hope you all have an important weekend and get a Duluth reference or two whereas consuming motion pictures, books or music.

Listed here are a number of the highlights from final week’s DNT:

man outside the house.

Proprietor Peter Giselle talks about 63-year-old Erickson’s house on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The two,452-square-foot construction, suspended above a stream within the Congdon neighborhood of Duluth, is on the market.

Steve Kuchera / The Duluth Information Tribune

Tales about distinctive houses are at all times well-read, and DNT Dwelling Life-style Reporter Melinda Lavigne wrote just lately about it being positively one in every of a form.

Because the title says, “The Duluth ‘Floating Home’ is yours for $750,000.”

Lavine and DNT photographer Steve Kuchera examined a Congdon Park neighborhood house and shared their findings with readers final week.

Lavigne writes, “The three-bedroom, three-bathroom options vaulted ceilings, indoor pool, pure woodwork, fire, built-in paneling, herringbone rugs with rugs, and matching ornamental models. The corridor’s vertical brick extends to the outside wall.”

Appears to be like like a enjoyable and splendid tree home for adults!

$750 thousand, proper?

Can somebody float a ‘weekly wave’ mortgage?

As I dig between the cushions in my couch to make some further modifications, you may learn extra about Lavine’s intriguing house and take a look at images of Kuchera right here.

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Dylan Swering, 16, of Maple reaches out to a wounded bald eagle on the aspect of Wisconsin Freeway 13 in Lakeside City on September 8, 2022. The eagle, named Marleys, recovers at Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital in Spooner.

Contribute / Marcia Nelson

Final week on the similar location, “Weekly Wave” featured an article about how Cirrus helps a rescue program referred to as Pilots N Paws that rescues canine destined for euthanasia and pairs them with households.

This week, Maria Lockwood of The Superior Telegram brings us a heartwarming story of teenagers and adults gathering round a wounded chicken of prey.

Aside from telling you that the story has a contented ending, Weekly Wave will not spoil every other particulars. Click on this hyperlink and yow will discover out how a 4-year-old bald eagle was saved, and the way the Marleys is being rescued at present.

Voyageurs National Park beaver with ear tags

A beaver trapped and fitted with steel ear tags previous to launch as a part of a Nationwide Park Service examine. Researchers on the separate Voyageurs Wolf Challenge discovered three of those metallic ear tags among the many greater than 7,000 wolf excrements they analyzed.

Contribute / The Voyageurs Wolf . Challenge

Chances are you’ll wish to learn this story after breakfast, not throughout. However the wait might be value it.

I imply, the headline “Beaver bling present in wolf dung” requires extra investigation, proper?

Outside reporter John Myers finds a number of the most wonderful tales we’ll ever publish. On this case, scientists be taught attention-grabbing issues about wolves from their droppings.

Thankfully for Meyers, writing his in-depth story didn’t require him to really do a doo-do investigation; His sources had been blissful to supply that info. Beavers, not a lot.

As soon as you have completed breakfast, please learn extra about what scientists are studying about wolves from the “clues” they depart behind.

Listed here are another tales from the previous week that I believed you may take pleasure in:

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