Budgeteer editor Matthew R. Perrine introduces you to his favorite non-local music from the last year, including heavy hitters like Spoon and the Hold Steady to promising upstarts like Sleigh Bells and Magic Kids.
It was a dramatic year: In Duluth, we said ‘hello’ to famous visitors, waved goodbye to long-time incumbents, wondered if taxpayers would ever catch a break — and elected Barack Obama president (Senate results still unknown).
From tough times with the economy and at Duluth's City Hall to visits from thousands of Finns and two Hollywood stars, 2008 was a busy, newsy year in the Northland. We pared a year's worth of headlines down to a top-10 list. Here are the stories that made the cut.
The past year in Northland sports was highlighted by incredible team and individual accomplishments, wins and losses on and off the field, and a pair of firsts involving a new hockey venue and an undefeated football team.
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