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DULUTH, Minn. — It might have taken eight years, but eventually Josh Rude made good on his engagement present to his wife Natalie Salminen Rude: a canoe paddle. They had met as canoe guides working in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the late 1990s and had, during business hours, settled for any old paddle. For the gift, they were looking for something light with a double bent shaft, something beautiful. But nothing they found in stores was quite right, size or style-wise. Time passed, paddle-less.
DULUTH — Sarah Seidelmann's spirit animal is an 1800s-era Asian elephant, wrinkled and grey with nice eyes. She's sometimes zany and theatrical — she wears a necklace of peonies — but is also sensitive and warm with sound advice. "Be yourself," she might tell Seidelmann. "Everybody else is taken." Her name is Alice and Seidelmann officially met her years ago during a shamanic journey, though the pachyderm is a figure she later realized she had encountered in her past.
DULUTH — A century-old downtown building that has housed tuxedos, boxers-in-training, a marketing company and more is scheduled to open later this month as a privately owned white box gallery. As of last week, Joseph Nease Gallery, 23 W. First Street, was still under construction with piles of wood, tools here and there, stacks of drywall. The concrete floors and exposed brick will remain unchanged. The movable white walls were in place, but the track lighting was still on the to-do list.
DULUTH — On a gray day at Duluth Timber, the plein air painters scattered across the spread of massive wood piles, rusted boats and gravel roads for industrial vistas. Carl Bretzke, an award-winning painter whose style the Washington Post once compared to Edward Hopper, went for an unclaimed view. He climbed to the top of the pilothouse of a rusted barge and painted a scene with a white trailer, an old boat and a construction vehicle. It was the only way to snag a glimpse of a Duluth identifier.
ELY, Minn. — A long-ish time ago, on an island in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, there lived a nurse who made root beer for passing canoeists. Cue the "O Dorothy Molter Waltz."
DULUTH — After Kat Perkins was eliminated from season 6 of "The Voice," she took a quick break to decompress. The Minneapolis-via-North Dakota musician got much-needed sleep and ate real meals. But after a week, the rock 'n' roller was back in the studio. "I wanted to write a song and record a song that still had all these raw emotions," she said.
DULUTH — The story of a young girl who was, for years, raped by the leader of a Pine County-based religious cult will be featured on "20/20: In an Instant" — and the episode is directed by Duluth-gone-Hollywood filmmaker Sarah Kruchowski. This edition of the ABC television docudrama, which airs at 8 p.m. Saturay, June 10, is about Lindsay Tornambe, now an adult, whose family was a part of the River Road Fellowship in the mid-1990s. She was among a group of first-born girls, deemed "maidens," who cult leader Victor Barnard chose to live close to him.
DULUTH, Minn. — If you ask Bill Pagel, he will say there is no chance that Bob Dylan would stop by his childhood home in Duluth's Central Hillside on his birthday. No way. "This would be the last place on earth he would be," said Pagel, a Dylan memorabilia collector who has owned the duplex since 2001. "During Dylan Fest?"
DULUTH – The Eckels family picnic with friends at Lester Park Sunday afternoon included a visit from a bull moose that gave a few snorts and, at one point, passed within 20 feet of the group. "It was so surreal," said Brad Eckel, who took a few photographs with his phone, adding that afterward they wondered if they had imagined it. It was Eckel's first time at the park with his wife Kimi and children Shea, 7, and Anya, 4. They planned to eat lunch, hike the trails, collect leaves. Then, there was the moose.
DULUTH — The organizers behind Hibbing’s Dylan Days have announced the end — for now — of the annual festival celebrating the famous folky’s birthday in his hometown. The event...