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Duluth – The popular culture references to Duluth are numerous.

Whole 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 brief however cute paragraph or two a few man in Duluth strolling down Piedmont Road with a sandwich board saying the top of the world.

It might have been 30 years since I final learn King’s star-studded harrowing novel concerning the struggles of lethal flu pandemic survivors, however since I wasn’t residing in Duluth on the time, I most likely learn that half with no second thought.

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

In the event you’ve ever learn the complete model of “The Stand,” you already know 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 supplies 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 a fantastic weekend and get a Duluth reference or two whereas consuming motion pictures, books or music.

Listed below are a few of the highlights from final week’s DNT:

man outside the house.

Proprietor Peter Giselle talks about 63-year-old Erickson’s dwelling 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 properties are all the time well-read, and DNT Residence Life-style Reporter Melinda Lavigne wrote not too long ago about it being positively one in every of a sort.

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

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

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

Appears to be like like a enjoyable and opulent 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’ll be able to learn extra about Lavine’s intriguing dwelling and take a look at photographs 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 identical location, “Weekly Wave” featured an article about how Cirrus helps a rescue program known as Pilots N Paws that rescues canines 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 chook of prey.

Apart from telling you that the story has a contented ending, Weekly Wave will not spoil some other particulars. Click on this hyperlink and you’ll find 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 metallic ear tags previous to launch as a part of a Nationwide Park Service research. Researchers on the separate Voyageurs Wolf Undertaking discovered three of those metallic ear tags among the many greater than 7,000 wolf excrements they analyzed.

Contribute / The Voyageurs Wolf . Undertaking

You might wish to learn this story after breakfast, not throughout. However the wait can be value it.

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

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

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

As soon as you’ve got completed breakfast, please learn extra about what scientists are studying about wolves from the “clues” they go away behind.

Listed below are another tales from the previous week that I believed you would possibly get pleasure from:

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