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Eh? Guest flies in for unannounced visit

Usually when a bird hits the picture window, you find it lying dead or dazed in the snow. When the bird is big enough, you find it in your living room when you turn on the lights. That's what happened to Greg Golen recently when he showed up for ...

Usually when a bird hits the picture window, you find it lying dead or dazed in the snow.

When the bird is big enough, you find it in your living room when you turn on the lights. That's what happened to Greg Golen recently when he showed up for a winter weekend at his family's cabin on Rose Lake, near Cotton.

It was Friday night, Jan.7, about 11 or 12 at night (also about 11 or 12 below, he said). He stepped inside the cabin, turned on the light, and found an eagle staring right at him.

He shut the light off again.

"I've got to figure out what to do," he said.

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So he propped the doors open, turned the lights back on and tried to shoo the bird back outside with a broom. Not working.

"Every time I'd boot him on the butt with the broom he'd (poop) on the floor," Golen said.

The bird wasn't getting any closer to the door so Golen turned the lights out and tried again in the dark, guiding himself with a penlight. That worked.

"Once I got him around that easy chair he opened up that wingspan and flew right out the door," Golen said.

It took till 4 a.m. to repair the window and clean up the mess, but among all the bird poo and downy fluff he didn't spot a single drop of blood or even a major feather, so he thinks the bird will be all right.

"It was quite the sight," said his wife, Carolyn.

What to do with the NorShor

Does the idea of using the space at the NorShor Theatre have you hankering for a re-grand opening of the historic theater? Hold on.

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First the designers from Westlake Reed Leskosky want to know how you want to use the venue. If you are the leader of an arts organization, a promoter, a department head at a local college or university, a musician, filmmaker, festival organizer, a special events group or an independent producer -- basically if the NorShor Theatre is part of your entertainment plan -- they are looking for answers about your performance needs.

The questionnaire will be available this week at norshortheatre.com,

duluthplayhouse.org or by contacting Duluth Playhouse Executive Director Christine Seitz at (218) 733-7551 or at seitz@duluthplayhouse.org . The questionnaire will be available for a week, then the designers will be in town in Jan. 25-26 to meet with interested groups.

For the family

  • Peaceful & Practical Parenting: Child and adolescent psychologist Rick Gertsema, 6:30-7:30 today, Congdon Park Elementary Media Center, 3116 E. Superior St. in Duluth. Free. Sorry, no child care.
  • Adoption information meeting: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Lutheran Social Service, 424 W. Superior St., Room A (Ordean Building). Register: (888) 205-3769 or www.minnesota adoption.org.

    We welcome your submissions and suggestions. Drop us a line at Eh?, Duluth News Tribune newsroom, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, or news@duluthnews.com .

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