I grew up in a lovely Northern Minnesota town of Duluth. It is known for events such as Grandma’s Marathon, Blue’s Fest, & The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon (yes, that is a real thing). In the summer, Duluth is a delightful destination for those wishing to escape the heat a bit due to the lake’s “natural air conditioning.” The canal area has a romantic lakewalk, complete with many perfect locations for rock throwing, malt sipping, & lake gawking. The desert Pie à la Mode, a slice of pie topped by a scoop of ice cream, was first invented & named by John Gieriet in Duluth in 1885. Iron Will was filmed in Duluth in 1994 & The Crash Test Dummies (remember “mmm mmm mmm”?!) recorded an album at the Sacred Heart Church in Duluth. Duluth has pumped out some fine musicians, including Bob Dylan (he was born in Duluth), Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled By Turtles. Continue reading
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