Lavine is Features Editor for the Duluth News Tribune. Before moving to Duluth, she worked as Features Editor at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, where she helped launch their features section.
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March and April are the biggest months for listing homes, and buyers in Duluth are hungry. Properties are selling everywhere and in every price range, said local Realtors, so it's important for sellers to know which areas of a home deserve some TLC. "Your home needs to be market-ready for that buyer that wants to move quickly and is prepared to offer you maximum dollar," said Tom Henderson, Realtor and president of the Duluth Area Association of Realtors. And the market is busier than the past two years, he said.
If chilly temperatures this month lead to daydreaming about sipping iced tea on a new deck, that might not be a bad thing. Northland contractors say it's the perfect time to research and even hire someone to complete a home improvement project. "The two best seasons to contact contractors (are) winter and spring," said Lonny Anderson, owner of Heartwood Construction of Duluth. "It's best to stay ahead of the curve if you're looking for exterior work," said Sam Litman, owner and president of Jay Litman Construction Remodeling Services of Duluth.
Ivy Vainio's photography is everywhere. It lines the walls of a conference room at the University of Minnesota Duluth. It's outside of the Ojibwe Gallery at the Depot. It hugs a pillar at the American Indian Community Housing Organization. And in March, her work will be displayed with pieces from two other artists at the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Kruk Gallery. "All three of us are Ojibwe," Vainio said of teaming up with painter Leah Yellowbird and beadwork/mixed media artist Sarah Agaton Howes for the exhibit Anishinaabe Kwe Way. ("Kwe means woman," Vainio said.)
Want to laugh or cry this holiday weekend? Whatever your mood, here are two solid picks that'll enlist rewinds and Kleenex grabs from the couch. Mostly laughs
It was really a financial decision to make my holiday gifts this year. Last year's presents were mostly on credit. My little brother: fun socks, a puffy vest. My stepdad: slippers, pajama pants. My mom: a cute dress, fun leggings. These were heartfelt purchases, all I lovingly envisioned my family wearing. But this year was going to be different. I hadn't planned ahead on the saving front, and I didn't want holiday debt. So, I opted to make homemade gifts in the hope of gifting myself with post-holiday relief.
CANNON BALL, N.D. — The events around Standing Rock stir heavy emotion for me — from Sunday’s news that an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline was denied, to the...
Add some pizazz to your holiday updo or a side braid with these Pearl Bobby Pins. It cost less than $5 to make, and this look works great year-round for...
The holiday season means more gatherings for work or play and maybe less time to get occasion-ready. Stylists Kelly Decker and Mary Gran from Fitger’s Salon and Spa share easy,...
You’ve invested the time and effort, now to suit up and step into the Northland winter. Fitger’s Salon and Spa stylists Kelly Decker and Mary Gran share suggestions for items...
Children may need help processing energies in today's post-election atmosphere. Dr. David Plude, licensed psychologist and CEO of Arrowhead Psychological Center in Duluth, offered tips for starting a helpful conversation...