Eh? Duluth politicians going downhill fast
We elect these people to make the tough decisions and face hostile constituents. And then we send them speeding down the side of a mountain suspended from a cable. That's the fate of Duluth Mayor Don Ness and Minnesota Sen. Roger Reinert today. T...
We elect these people to make the tough decisions and face hostile constituents.
And then we send them speeding down the side of a mountain suspended from a cable.
That's the fate of Duluth Mayor Don Ness and Minnesota Sen. Roger Reinert today. The two have balanced their budgets and still failed to appease the angry masses, so now they must ride the Timber Flyer.
It's all part of the grand opening celebration for Spirit Mountain's new zip line, part of the ski hill's year-round Adventure Park that also includes the Timber Twister and soon a mini-golf course. The event begins at 10 a.m. today at the Adventure Park.
Today at the new farmers market
Duluth India Palace is the featured restaurant at today's Downtown Farmers Market, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Lake Superior Plaza.
Along with the usual fresh produce, baked goods and jellies, they're expecting local eggs and naturally raised chicken, veal and goat meat.
Teague Alexy will provide the music.
Saturday at the old farmers market
If you enjoy the new farmers market downtown you should check out the old standard on Third Street and 14th Avenue East, especially this
The Duluth Farmer's Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary on
Saturday. Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon will speak at 9 a.m., and the Agriculture Department will face off against the County Board in a trivia contest about 9:20.
There also will be drawings, gifts, coffee and cake for customers through the morning. The market opens at 7 a.m.
Broken chain can't stop root beer racer
What happens when top triathlon racers have a bike breakdown on race day?
They borrow a bike from the crowd, of course.
Same exact thing happened this weekend at the Root Beer Kids Triathlon, according to Sheila Bellavance of Duluth.
Bellavance said her 9-year-old granddaughter was a participant, and the chain on her bicycle broke "at the very start of the bike portion of the race." Sure enough, someone in the crowd offered a bike.
"Our granddaughter got the replacement bike, finished the race and got her root beer float," Bellavance wrote.
In the hectic bustle of the big race, however, they didn't even see who provided the bike.
So Bellavance wanted to say thanks to whoever that was.
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