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Richard Fryberger: The Occasional Painter

May 4, 2013 in Duluth News Tribune

Richard Fryberger has been creating art for more than four decades, but he has squeezed it into a lifetime he’s 66 filled with career, family, community service, travel adventures, and a dazzling variety of other hobbies and interests. Continue Reading

Books: A Minnesota take on the world’s oldest profession

September 16, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Mary Casanova, a Minnesota author of more than 30 books, will be visiting Duluth from her hometown of Ranier on Thursday, Sept. 27 to celebrate the release of “Frozen,” her first book for young adults. Continue Reading

Duluth artist Carl Gawboy honored with county arts excellence award

November 11, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

The St. Louis County Board recognized artist Carl Gawboy with the Board’s “Excellence in the Arts & Sciences” award on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The award is for those county residents who have excelled in the fields of arts and sciences. Gawboy was nominated by Second District County Commissioner Steve O’Neil. Continue Reading

Norwegian royal visit stirs memories of father

November 11, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Twenty-five years ago on Oct. 17, 1986, I attended my father’s funeral. People often said of him, “There’s never a dull moment when you are with Earl,” and having interesting parents helped shaped my life. When I heard that the king and queen of Norway planned to visit Duluth on Oct. 17 and that I would be among journalists covering it, I thought of the significance of the date to me.
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BRIAN MATUSZAK – Brian is frustrated with issues beyond his control

November 9, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

So I’m experiencing a great deal of frustration right now, a frustration that grows out of things beyond my control. I know, I know, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, recognize the things I can’t control …” blabbity blabbity bloo. All I know is, things aren’t going the way I’d like them to go, and no Serenity Prayer is going to help me out of this funk. Continue Reading

Rarely seen art exhibited at historical society

November 4, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

The painting, “Woman with Washing Machine,” once could be found in countless Duluth homes. Now, 91 years later, area residents can view the original work in its own home at the Duluth Depot. Painted by Walter Beach Humphrey for the July 1920 Marshall Wells Hardware Company catalog cover, it is part of an upcoming art exhibition sponsored by the St. Louis County Historical Society titled, “Art Unveiled.” Continue Reading

VocalEssence Ensemble Singers to raise the roof at Sacred Heart Music Center

October 28, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Duluth highway construction isn’t the only contracting work that lets people know where they are.
“My mom was born on Jefferson Street in Duluth in a spot that’s a parking lot now,” recalls Philip Brunelle, artistic director of the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers headquartered in Minneapolis. Continue Reading

Halloween events at various locations promise variety and fun

October 28, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Duluthians looking for family-friendly Halloween events will find exactly what they are looking for this weekend. Our rail on the left-hand side has a list of events that are fun and not too spooky for children or others who may be faint of heart. Continue Reading

Fourth annual All Souls Night to take place Wednesday

October 28, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Ever thought something was a bad idea? Now’s your chance to bury it, or at least burn it. While you are at it, you can participate in a funeral march for bad ideas. The bad ideas will be written on paper and burned at the fourth annual All Souls Night. Continue Reading

Film producer serves up food for thought during presentation at UMD

October 28, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Human eating habits have changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000. But, going back 10,000 years to the dawn of human eating history would bite hard into anyone’s schedule. Thankfully, producer Robert Kenner used modern times as the departure point for his documentary “Food, Inc.” An examination of the modern industrial food system, the documentary was nominated for an Academy Award and has sold nearly 500,000 DVDs. Continue Reading