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It’s almost time for the 2015 Duluth Memories Calendar, and this year, your requests are humbly requested.

Can you remember an old building or event that you would like to see in the 2015 calendar?  If so, please send an email to no later than Sept. 3, 2014.

The calendar typically features old photos from Duluth, you know the ones, black and whites of all the old sights of the area, places that many times do not exist any longer — but there’s no rule that says they have to be places that are lost forever.

All proceeds for the calendars go to Newspapers in Education, a program which provides newspapers as tools for learning at low or no cost to schools in our area.

Back to school time

Hey there, students. Just a head’s up, you’re not going back to school alone. There’s a state Senator out there shopping for school supplies, too.

According to a statement by Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, “beginning Aug. 16, Reinert will become a Hamline Law School student. In his “day job” Reinert is a political science faculty member at Lake Superior College; he describes completing a law degree as an investment in his academic career.

“I am very interested in constitutional law, increasing the public’s civic skills, and helping folks better understand our role as a citizens. A law degree will not only be helpful in my public service, but it will also widen and deepen the scope of both what I teach and how I teach,” said Reinert.

Christian music festival in Cloquet

Wood City Music Festival makes its debut in Cloquet on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and will feature 10 local and national Christian bands, including headliner Hawk Nelson.

The Wood City Music Festival is a family-friendly event held in Cloquet’s Veteran’s Park, which is south of the

St. Louis River and east of the Highway 33 bridge.

The Wood City Music Festival is free, according to a statement from festival planners.

“We hope that all who attend Wood City Music Festival will leave knowing of God’s love for them,” said Lee Harris, festival director. “This event will have something for everyone. Great music all day long, a large children’s play area with several bounce houses, and it’s free.”

There will be free parking in designated public parking lots and on-street parking. Festivalgoers need to bring their own chairs and blankets, and although food and beverages will be available for purchase, people are welcome to bring their own.

Festival planners hope to see the park fill up for this fun and free family event. For more information, visit the Wood City Music Festival Facebook page.