Our hunt for a house in Duluth took us to Superior this week. That’s Superior, Wisconsin. I can hear the collective groan coming from Minnesota now. There it is coming up I-35 and slamming into the iconic lift bridge now: “Wisss-conn-skinnnn???” Maybe I’ve read too much Anthony Bukoski, but I like Superior. It’s got a gritty … More The case for Superior, Wis.
Dear WDIO-TV, I love “This Week in Mining.” Every Sunday night I tune into your show and every Sunday night I learn something new about northern Minnesota mining. I even like the mining industry commercial at the end. Here’s why I like “This Week in Mining.” It offers a three-minute look into a unique part of … More My ‘This Week in Mining’ fan letter
During the dawn of the Internet age, I discovered videos posted by a man who searched Minnesota for bigfoot. The man called himself “The real Billy Jack.” The real Billy Jack carried a video camera as he hiked through thick wooded areas, buggy swamps and vast open fields. He narrated the videos in real time, discussing locations, weather, sounds … More Discovering a Bigfoot stick structure in Duluth
They call it the Twin Ports because the harbor located on the western end of Lake Superior is shared by two cities: Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wis. That makes the highly photogenic place a great location for the Nick Up North “Minnesota or Wisconsin” game. Each winter around this time extreme cold, thick ice, and … More Minnesota or Wisconsin #3: Frozen ships
Bitter cold temperatures always generate a car starting drama in my garage. This winter things are even worse: I live in Duluth and I have no garage. The last few days the backyard duck thermometer hasn’t flapped its wings over zero. The low Tuesday morning was -18. Wednesday it snowed. A cold snap like this makes a … More When 710 cold-cranking amps might not be enough
I’m not a golfer but I believe golf courses are beautiful places – especially in the winter. The Northland Country Club, with its stately white clubhouse, was established off Superior Street around the last Turn-of-the-Century. Today the 18-hole, 6,825-yard course stands as a gateway to the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth. We live just behind the … More Not the Lake: Northland Country Club