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Enjoy North End Days in Superior, today and Saturday. Many activities planned, including parade, games for kids, art, music, movie screening, beer garden. Go to for complete details.

Head over to the Haunted Shack, 7-10 p.m. today and Saturday as well as Thursday through Oct. 21, Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 31, 1781 County Road 1, Carlton. Features corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and hayrides during the day. Tickets: $15. A Kids' Day / Faint of Heart version will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27. Kids' day admission is $10 per person. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $2 off admission or bring a coat for the coat drive and receive $5 off admission. Go to

Shop at the HCE Craft Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds, Multi-purpose Building, 4700 Tower Ave., Superior.

Learn about Fermentation and Preservation with Taylor Kline, 6 p.m. Thursday, Blue Heron Trading Co., 394 S. Lake Ave. Learn simple and inexpensive ways of food preservation that will add deep and complex flavors to your fridge. He will demonstrate how to lacto ferment kimchis and sauerkrauts followed by a lesson in making a variety of pickles without canning equipment required. Cost: $30. Call (218) 722-8799 for required reservations.

Suffer from post-traumatic stress? An internationally recognized expert, Dr. Stevan Hobfoll, will discuss human stress response as well as PTS, 7 p.m. Thursday, Science Center Auditorium, Room 2122, St. Scholastica.

Sign up now for the 13th annual 5K Pumpkin Run & Walk, 10 a.m. Oct. 20, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, 2101 14th St., Cloquet. Entry fee: $20 with a special $12 rate for student is they register by Monday. Go to or call (218) 879-0800.


• Glensheen Historic Estate, 3300 London Road, Duluth, offers a 39-room mansion and 7 acres of formal gardens and working vegetable gardens. Grounds hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with tours offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 726-8910.

• Duluth Children's Museum, 115 S. 29th Ave. W., Duluth, offers programs and exhibits for children and families. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visit or call (218) 733-7543.

• Duluth Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., includes Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth Art Institute, St. Louis County Historical Society and Veterans' Memorial Hall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 727-8025.

• Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., Superior, offers exhibits, events and history theater. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call (715) 392-8449 or go to

• Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, models a number of habitats from the Great Lakes and around the world. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 740-3474.

• Lake Superior Zoo, 7210 Fremont St., Duluth, is the only zoo in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. It features a wide variety of animals and educational displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 730-4500.

• North Shore Scenic Railroad, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Go to or call (218) 722-1273 for details.

• The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad, The River Train, offers tourist excursion rides along the St Louis River. The 1946 Switch Engine and 100+ yr old coaches provide a leisurely trip over part of the 1870s tracks into Duluth. Offered 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (218) 624-7549 or go to for tickets.