The price of Duluth gold in Iowa: 50-cents an ounce

Shoppers never know what they’ll find at Artifacts vintage store in Iowa City. Last week I found Duluth. Artifacts is a regular stop on our Iowa City family visits and we’ve brought back a lot of great things from the place. Like the wedding ring I’m wearing right now. The store is crammed with old furniture, … More The price of Duluth gold in Iowa: 50-cents an ounce

The great Greyhounds vs. Bluejackets mix-up myth

The Hibbing Memorial Building Arena is a historic, well-kept and beautiful place to watch hockey. It has a massive arched ceiling, black art deco doorways and concrete block corridors beneath the bleachers. But there’s something odd planted in the middle of its ice sheet. An anchor. A big blue anchor with an attached rope and … More The great Greyhounds vs. Bluejackets mix-up myth

Forget the Nobel Prize ceremony, this place is more important

  I didn’t get an invitation to the Nobel Prize award ceremony for Bob Dylan in Sweden today. Instead, I visited a memorial to the most important people in his life: His parents. Abram and Beatrice Zimmerman are both buried in Duluth, Minnesota; the same place they brought Bob Dylan into this world more than 75 … More Forget the Nobel Prize ceremony, this place is more important

Call me a Duluth booster

Duluth is hot right now, just like it was 50 years ago. Not temperature hot, of course, but “great place” hot. Here’s the evidence: Duluth received top honors from national outdoors and bike magazines, the outgoing mayor was touted for rejuvenating the city, a national retail company built a new corporate headquarters downtown, population has grown in the 21st … More Call me a Duluth booster