Someone Wedged a Pig's Head into a Canal Park Statue After Rowdy Duluth Concert

Categories: Duluth, Nasty

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Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival got a little weird

Last week the 17th annual Homegrown Music Festival was held in Duluth. What started as a kick-ass party in 1999 has grown into a massive, weeklong festival featuring 200 bands playing every conceivable venue in town.

One band that plays Homegrown every year is the locally infamous Bratwurst, which summons a deep dive into the uncomfortably bizarre. Imagine heavy guitar riffs backed by improvised metal clanking, power tools, and lots of yelling -- then having raw meat chucked at you. That's Bratwurst.

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Duluth Denfeld Students React to Snapchat Drawing of Black Student Being Lynched

Categories: Duluth, Education

A photoshopped image of a Duluth Denfeld student being lynched made the rounds on Facebook and Snapchat last week.

The high school students at Duluth Denfeld received a disturbing mass phone call Friday night. School administrators heard that a student had photoshopped the picture of a black classmate to show him being lynched with a noose around his neck. The caption: "Gotta hang 'em all."

The school has remained tight lipped about the investigation, but Duluth Superintendent Bill Gronseth confirmed that school officials have identified the students behind the photo. He wouldn't say how they would be disciplined.

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Thar She Lies: Rescue Team Takes Underwater Video of Fallen Duluth Icehouse Pillar

Categories: Duluth

Into the Deep: Duluth Icehouse Pillar's Final Resting Spot from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

The St. Louis County Rescue Squad was bored with practicing using its underwater drones in a pool, so it sent one under the ice in Canal Park to find the collapsed Icehouse pillar.

A three-person team found a chunk of the pillar sheared off about a foot below the surface, leaving most of the column intact while its top section rolled to a stop nearby in about nine feet of water.

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Mystery Solved: Pillar Next to Duluth's Icehouse Collapsed February 7

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Mystery Solved: Pillar Next to Duluth's "Icehouse" Collapsed February 7

Categories: Duluth

(L) Pete Markham, (R) Mike Scholtz
Nice work everyone

Turns out people really love to snap photos of Duluth's "Icehouse" structure in Canal Park. The Duluth News Tribune received dozens of emails and Facebook comments from readers eager to help narrow down when the pillar next to the Icehouse collapsed.

Using those tips, along with reports from the Duluth Police Department, the DNT was able to deduce the pillar fell on February 7 sometime between 4:40 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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Part of Duluth's Landmark "Icehouse" in Lake Superior Has Mysteriously Disappeared

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Part of Duluth's Landmark "Icehouse" in Lake Superior Has Mysteriously Disappeared

Categories: Duluth, Mystery

Mike Scholtz
The Icehouse before (left) and after (right)
Some call it "The Icehouse," or "The Cribs," while an informational plaque nearby deems it "Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum," named after the businessman who built it in 1919.

By any name the sagging cement structure sitting about 50 yards from shore in Canal Park is one of Duluth's most recognizable landmarks, and sometime between New Year's and Valentine's Day part of it mysteriously disappeared.

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Brent Lunde Nails $50,000 Shot During Intermission at UMD Hockey Game

screenshot via AMSOIL Arena YouTube video
He made it look easy
At last Friday night's University of Minnesota Duluth men's hockey game, Brent Lunde signed up for a chance to compete in the intermission hockey shot challenge on a whim en route to the concession stand. An hour later he was $50,000 richer.

"At first I thought it was like a Subway shootout, like when people compete for a shot at a free sandwich," said his wife Erin. "Then when they said 50 grand, it was like, whoa."

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Police Say Jesse Dahlstrom Randomly Stabbed Elderly Woman to Death in Grocery Store

Categories: Crime, Duluth

Duluth Police
Jesse Dahlstrom has been charged in one of the most unsettling crimes in Duluth's history

Today the St. Louis County Attorney' Office will file 1st-degree murder charges against Jesse Dahlstrom for committing one of the most awful, senseless acts of violence in Duluth's history.

Police say Dahlstrom, who is believed to be suffering from severe mental illness, walked into a SuperOne grocery store in west Duluth last Thursday night and randomly stabbed a 75-year-old woman to death with a butcher knife. Several SuperOne employees heroically subdued Dahlstrom and detained him until police arrived.

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UMD Busts Out a Few Mini-Horses to Help Relieve Finals Week Stress

Categories: Animals, Duluth

Brett Groehler
Feel that stress melt away

If the classic NBC comedy Parks & Rec has taught us anything, it's that mini-horses are wonderful creatures that spread joy to everyone around them. (RIP Lil' Sebastian)

On Tuesday the University of Minnesota Duluth brought in two mini-horses and a gigantic dog for stressed out students to hang out with while they procrastinated studying.

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Proof Legendary Duluth Billboard Actually Existed Finally Turns Up [PHOTO]

John Fedo photo used here with permission of the Duluth News Tribune
The billboard pictured at the top of this post has been the stuff of legend for years in Duluth.

Amy Klobuchar once mentioned it on the floor of the U.S. Senate. A documentary filmmaker described it as an "important piece of Duluth history" on which "the future of the entire city depends." (He was joking.) An an arts columnist once characterized it as emblematic of Duluth's economic and cultural decline during the 1980s -- located along southbound I-35, it was the last thing emigrating Duluthians would see as they left the region for the Twin Cities.

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Duluth and Minneapolis voted two of the three greatest places to live

Outside Magazine praises Duluth for its 6,834 acres of city parkland, 178 miles of wooded trails, and 16 designated trout streams.
In Outside's new list of "The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America," the magazine's readers conclude there is no place greater than Duluth, Minnesota.

We're not sure we'd take Duluth over say, San Francisco, but then again, we're probably not quite as outdoorsy as Outside readers, who also voted Minneapolis as the third best place to live. (Number two honors go to Provo, Utah -- now we get what Tom Torkildson was talking about.)

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