Eh? Own a darned big piece of the old arena
Own a darned big piece of the old arena We hope they have a better plan than this, but apparently the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is trying to sell the scoreboard out of the old arena -- on Craigslist. It's listed as a "4 Sided SCOREBO...
Own a darned big piece of the old arena
We hope they have a better plan than this, but apparently the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is trying to sell the scoreboard out of the old arena -- on Craigslist.
It's listed as a "4 Sided SCOREBOARD from the DECC" and described simply as "Every man caves dream." They're asking $5,000.
Are they serous about this?
The News Tribune sports department called it to our attention.
Hockey writer and DECC expert Kevin Pates says the scoreboard, which hung at center ice, has been replaced by new scoreboards on the walls. Of course, the big games now will be played at the new Amsoil Arena, which has a video scoreboard listed at $1 million -- not on Craigslist.
Let us laugh at your old snowsuit
The News Tribune's Scrapbook section is looking for photos and essays about vintage snow gear, equipment and snowmobiles for the Jan. 9 edition.
This should be a pretty entertaining feature.
Submissions are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day today.
You're safe at home in Duluth
Sure, we like to put a lot of alarming news in the paper but, really, you're more secure here in the Twin Ports than in most other U.S. cities our size, according to an annual Farmers Insurance Group study of the most secure places to live in the U.S.
Duluth-Superior ranked seventh out of 127 metro areas with populations between 150,000 and 500,000. The rankings take into consideration crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, environmental hazards, terrorist threats, life expectancy and job loss numbers.
Farmers says this is the third time the Duluth-Superior area has appeared among the top 20 in the study.
Duluth came in just behind Fargo and Rochester, but beat St. Cloud by four spots. Olympia, Wash., ranked No. 1.
Free flu shots
The American Lung Association in Minnesota is providing free flu shots from 3-6 p.m. today at the Walgreens at 1301 E. Superior St.
The shots are for ages 19 and older only. If you can't make the free clinic, contact the Lung Association's Duluth office at (218) 726-4721 to request a voucher.
Proctor students wonder where everybody went
The Proctor school district's DECA students are researching why young professionals leave the area and how to get them to return.
They're asking people -- everyone from high school and college students to working stiffs -- to visit www.renewduluth.weebly.com and take their survey.
DECA is an international business and marketing organization.
We welcome your submissions and suggestions. Drop us a line at Eh?, Duluth News Tribune newsroom, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, or email@example.com .