The Weekly Wave: The Duluth Easter Egg Revealed in a 1100-page Book – Duluth News Tribune

Duluth – The popular culture references to Duluth are numerous.

Total libraries may very well be crammed with books that tip a hat to Duluth and Northland. I can nonetheless bear in mind Chris Farley and David Spade passing the Duluth Mark throughout their ill-fated gross sales journey within the film “Tommy Boy”. Apparently each episode of Thriller Science Theater 3000 included a Duluth Easter egg among the many sensible.

Nonetheless, it is enjoyable to bump right into a Duluth reference that is new to you or a long-forgotten one.

Final evening I used to be studying “The Stand” by Stephen King and I learn a really quick however cute paragraph or two a few man in Duluth strolling down Piedmont Road with a sandwich board asserting the top of the world.

It could have been 30 years since I final learn King’s star-studded harrowing novel concerning the struggles of lethal flu pandemic survivors, however since I wasn’t residing in Duluth on the time, I most likely learn that half with no second thought.

She determined to select “The Stand” once more as a part of an insanely bold plan to learn every of King’s novels and quick tales within the order of their publication. I am going to get again to you on that in 4 or 5 years after I’ve completed studying these eighty or so books.

For those who’ve ever learn the total model of “The Stand,” you understand that at 1,153 pages, it is a psychological and bodily train. It is positively not a lightweight learn. (And studying it now within the age of COVID-19 offers one other attention-grabbing layer for this persistent reader.)

However seeing Duluth’s small however memorable inclusion in certainly one of my favourite books offered a lightweight second to pack it up someplace in my mind the place I retailer ineffective issues.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and get a Duluth reference or two whereas consuming motion pictures, books or music.

Listed here are among the highlights from final week’s DNT:

man outside the house.

Proprietor Peter Giselle talks about 63-year-old Erickson’s residence on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The two,452-square-foot construction, suspended above a stream within the Congdon neighborhood of Duluth, is on the market.

Steve Kuchera / The Duluth Information Tribune

Tales about distinctive houses are all the time well-read, and DNT House Way of life Reporter Melinda Lavigne wrote lately about it being positively certainly one of a sort.

Because the title says, “The Duluth ‘Floating Home’ is yours for $750,000.”

Lavine and DNT photographer Steve Kuchera examined a Congdon Park neighborhood residence and shared their findings with readers final week.

Lavigne writes, “The three-bedroom, three-bathroom options vaulted ceilings, indoor pool, pure woodwork, fire, built-in paneling, herringbone rugs with rugs, and matching ornamental models. The corridor’s vertical brick extends to the outside wall.”

Appears to be like like a enjoyable and splendid tree home for adults!

$750 thousand, proper?

Can somebody float a ‘weekly wave’ mortgage?

As I dig between the cushions in my couch to make some further modifications, you possibly can learn extra about Lavine’s intriguing residence and take a look at pictures of Kuchera right here.

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Dylan Swering, 16, of Maple reaches out to a wounded bald eagle on the aspect of Wisconsin Freeway 13 in Lakeside City on September 8, 2022. The eagle, named Marleys, recovers at Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital in Spooner.

Contribute / Marcia Nelson

Final week on the similar location, “Weekly Wave” featured an article about how Cirrus helps a rescue program referred to as Pilots N Paws that rescues canine destined for euthanasia and pairs them with households.

This week, Maria Lockwood of The Superior Telegram brings us a heartwarming story of teenagers and adults gathering round a wounded chook of prey.

Aside from telling you that the story has a contented ending, Weekly Wave will not spoil some other particulars. Click on this hyperlink and you could find out how a 4-year-old bald eagle was saved, and the way the Marleys is being rescued immediately.

Voyageurs National Park beaver with ear tags

A beaver trapped and fitted with steel ear tags previous to launch as a part of a Nationwide Park Service examine. Researchers on the separate Voyageurs Wolf Mission discovered three of those metallic ear tags among the many greater than 7,000 wolf excrements they analyzed.

Contribute / The Voyageurs Wolf . Mission

Chances are you’ll need to learn this story after breakfast, not throughout. However the wait might be value it.

I imply, the headline “Beaver bling present in wolf dung” requires extra investigation, proper?

Open air reporter John Myers finds among the most wonderful tales we’ll ever publish. On this case, scientists be taught attention-grabbing issues about wolves from their droppings.

Luckily for Meyers, writing his in-depth story didn’t require him to truly do a doo-do investigation; His sources have been completely satisfied to offer that data. Beavers, not a lot.

As soon as you have completed breakfast, please learn extra about what scientists are studying about wolves from the “clues” they go away behind.

Listed here are another tales from the previous week that I assumed you would possibly take pleasure in:

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