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Sunday Wave: Unearthing Duluth’s Easter Egg in 1,100-Web page Guide – Duluth Information Tribune

DULUTH – The popular culture references to Duluth are numerous.

Total libraries could possibly be crammed with books tipping the hat to Duluth and the Northland. I nonetheless bear in mind Chris Farley and David Spade passing the Duluth signal throughout their ill-fated Tommy Boy gross sales journey. And seemingly each episode of “Thriller Science Theater 3000” included a Duluth Easter egg among the many wisecracks.

Nonetheless, it is enjoyable to return throughout a Duluth reference that is new to you or lengthy forgotten.

I used to be studying The Stand by Stephen King the opposite evening and skim a really brief however candy paragraph or two a couple of man in Duluth strolling down Piedmont Avenue with a sandwich board proclaiming the tip of the world.

It is in all probability been 30 years since I final learn King’s stellar apocalyptic novel in regards to the struggles of survivors of a lethal flu pandemic, however since I wasn’t dwelling in Duluth on the time, I in all probability learn that half and not using a second thought.

I made a decision to select up The Stand once more as a part of an insanely bold plan to learn all of King’s novels and brief tales so as of publication. I will get again to you on that in 4 or 5 years after I’m performed studying these 80 or so books.

For those who’ve ever learn the unabridged model of The Stand, you realize that at 1,153 pages it is each a psychological and bodily exercise. Undoubtedly not a simple learn. (And studying now within the period of COVID-19 gives one other fascinating layer for this fixed reader.)

However seeing Duluth’s small however memorable inclusion in one in all my favourite books gave me a light-weight second to pack away someplace in my mind the place I preserve ineffective trivia.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and catch a Duluth reference or two whereas consuming films, books or music.

Listed here are some DNT highlights from the previous week:

Proprietor Peter Gessel talks in regards to the 63-year-old Erickson Home on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The two,452-square-foot construction, suspended over a creek in Duluth’s Congdon neighborhood, is on the market.

Steve Kucera / Duluth Information Tribune

Tales about distinctive homes are all the time a very good learn, and the home that DNT life-style reporter Melinda Lavin wrote about just lately actually qualifies as distinctive.

Because the headline says, “Duluth’s Floating Home Is Yours for $750,000.”

Lavin and DNT photographer Steve Kucera toured the house within the Congdon Park neighborhood and shared their findings with readers this previous week.

Lavin writes that “The three-bedroom, three-bathroom options vaulted ceilings, an in-ground pool, pure woodwork, a hearth, and plenty of built-ins, shaggy carpeting with rugs and vanities to match. The vertical brick of the lobby extends to the outside wall.”

Seems like a enjoyable and fancy tree home for adults!

$750,000, huh?

Can anybody lend a ‘Sunday Wave’?

Whereas I dig by my sofa cushions for spare change, you’ll be able to learn extra in regards to the fascinating home from Lavigne and see Kucera’s images right here.

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Dylan Soering, 16, of Maple reaches for an injured bald eagle alongside the facet of Wisconsin Freeway 13 within the city of Lakeside, Sept. 8, 2022. The eagle, named Marlies, is recovering at Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital in Spooner.

Contributed / Marcia Nelson

Final week in the identical place, the Weekly Wave printed an article about how Cirrus helps a rescue program referred to as Pilots N Paws that rescues canine destined for euthanasia and reunites them with households.

This week, the Superior Telegram’s Maria Lockwood brings us a heart-warming story about youngsters and adults who rally round a wounded predator.

Aside from telling you the story has a cheerful ending, “Sunday Wave” will not spoil some other particulars. Click on on this hyperlink and yow will discover out how Marlis, a 4-year-old bald eagle, was rescued and the way he’s doing right this moment.

Beaver in Voyageurs National Park with ear tags

A beaver captured and fitted with steel ear tags earlier than being launched as a part of a Nationwide Park Service research. Researchers for the Voyageurs Wolf particular venture discovered three of these steel ear tags amongst greater than 7,000 wolves they analyzed.

Contributed / Vacationers Wolf Challenge

You would possibly need to learn this story after breakfast, not throughout. However the wait will probably be value it.

I imply, the headline “Beaver Billing Present in Wolf Feces” warrants additional investigation, would not it?

Open air reporter John Myers finds a number of the most fascinating tales we’ll ever publish. On this case, scientists study fascinating issues about wolves from their feces.

Happily for Myers, writing his in-depth story did not require him to truly do the to-do investigation; his sources had been comfortable to supply that info. Beavers, not a lot.

After you end your breakfast, learn extra about what scientists are studying about wolves from the “clues” they go away behind.

Listed here are just a few extra tales from the previous week that I believed you would possibly take pleasure in:

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