Racing the giant slalom with a garbage truck

Steep hills, narrow alleys and seven inches of snow can bring a garbage truck to its knees in Duluth. Trash days are Fridays in Chester Park. Unfortunately the city was socked with more than a half-foot of snow overnight. The storm turned streets and alleys into giant slalom runs with parked cars, utility polls and frozen … More Racing the giant slalom with a garbage truck

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

A porch, a creek, another amazing estate sale

I’m not sure what generates my biggest attraction to estate sales: the possibility of finding odd, antique treasures or snooping through the basements and bedrooms of an old house. Last week, I scored on both counts. An advertisement in the Saturday morning Duluth News Tribune showed a sale at the London Road home of a “former musician, … More A porch, a creek, another amazing estate sale

Mountain bike rides are life; better put on a helmet

  Sometimes a good mountain bike ride can take us to new levels, places higher than the hills above the city, deeper than rushing river ravines and beyond our own preconceived limitations. A good mountain bike ride travels into the wilderness. And just when we feel lost, the trail leads to a jaw-dropping view that pinpoints our … More Mountain bike rides are life; better put on a helmet

For immediate release: NickMoore Hotel crews improve guest room views

A large and unsightly elm tree was removed by the NickMoore Hotel grounds crew from the backyard of a downhill neighbor June 20. NickMoore Hotel guests will now see a greatly improved downtown Duluth and harbor view. “We’re pleased with the speed and efficiency of our work crew and we think guests will be happy … More For immediate release: NickMoore Hotel crews improve guest room views