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The Current likes Hugo's not only for its pizza, but for the flashbacks it provides to a simpler time.
The Current traveled to Bayfield to find a memorable, summery salad.
Out of a thousand ways to serve tomatoes and mozzarella, Wild Rice Restaurant prepares a simple yet highly luxurious version. Quality ingredients have everything to do with a successful traditional Caprese-style salad. Wild Rice, a David Salmela-designed fine dining restaurant on the outskirts of Bayfield, tops plum tomato slices with fresh Buffalo mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto.
The U.S. Census Bureau has released its estimates for the populations of U.S. cities for 2008, and the Top 10 list in Minnesota looks about the same as it has for the past few years. Duluth had a gain of three people from 2007 to 2008, going from 84,281 in 2007 to 84,284. In 2000, Duluth's population was 86,918. "Duluth city is holding its own," said Tom Gillaspy, a state demographer for Minnesota. "That's a huge difference from what we saw in the '80s.
The Current thinks there's not much better on a rainy day than a book, coffee and a turkey sandwich at Beaner's.
The Current travels up the shore to Tofte to eat pan-roasted duck.
Nokomis Restaurant and Bar holds an Argentine barbecue July 9. Check out the menu at The Current .
University of Minnesota Duluth students' tuition will go up 3 percent next year, but the university president said Wednesday that most will still see their tuition bills go down. The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved tuition increases Wednesday as well as a ban on all alcohol sales at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus sports venues. While the alcohol ban includes the TCF Bank Stadium and Williams and Mariucci arenas, the new DECC arena in Duluth is unaffected.
The Current eats at the delightful Meritage in St. Paul on a weekend trip.
SAWYER -- "Bezhig, niizh, niswi, niiwin, naanan," called out Gordon Jourdain, counting off the numbers one through five in Ojibwe to start a canoe race. With that, seven canoes shoved off into Big Lake on the Fond du Lac Reservation on Tuesday, as part of the reservation's first language immersion camp. Organized by Ojibwe instructor Rick Gresczyk, who teaches in the Twin Cities, and Sawyer residents Jim and Pat Northrup, the tribal council-sponsored camp began Sunday, lasting from morning until night each day through today. "The idea is to recreate an atmosphere where the first language wa