This week at LakeCast, we spoke with Duluth Mayor Don Ness about the upcoming Homegrown Music Festival. No stranger to the annual local music fest, Ness served as Festival Director in 2007 and influenced the growth of the Homegrown to include all forms of art. The festival also serves as a part of the mayor’s […]
In this week’s episode of LakeCast, we take another look at ways that Duluth is reusing historic buildings. The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) began the Gimaajii Project in the old YWCA building on Second Street West. It is the first of its kind in the United States; it combines 29 units of supportive […]
In this episode of LakeCast, we talk with copy editor, Nate Levendowski, about an upcoming story about Ruby’s Pantry in Duluth in our first act. In the second act, we interview Erin Olson, better known by his stage name of Ariel and we learn about the drag performance community in Duluth.
The theme of this week was power and in this episode of LakeCast, we look into the power of the past. Duluth was built by wealthy tycoons that constructed monuments of stone and steel. Over a hundred years have gone by and their buildings remain. Some have fallen into disrepair but though conservation efforts, these […]
About 1 in 133 people in America suffer from a crippling autoimmune disorder called celiac, where their digestive system cannot process proteins in wheat called glutens. According to the Northland Celiac Support Group, 97 percent of all people who have celiac do not know they have the disorder and many will take years of misdiagnosis […]
This week in LakeCast, we explore the rising trend of start-up art galleries in Duluth. It is cliche to say that making a living as an artist is hard, but Duluth local and UMD student Whitney Saurer is working to make her dream to be a painter come true. For some artists, creating and displaying […]
In this week’s episode of LakeCast, we start by talking with Lauren Renneke about her video story about the UMD Men’s Hockey games and the controversy in the student section. The main story of the week is campaign by the UMD Diversity Commission called, “How Did You Come To Be Here?” and includes an interview […]
In the inaugural episode of this season’s LakeCast podcast, we are starting with our managing editor, Brett Adkins, and discussing what is going into LakeVoice this semester. In this episode, we also find out what life is like for a Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge operator when the bridge isn’t lifting. Ryan Beamer, one of the […]
The Duluth Owls Club holds the last bottle club liquor license in St. Louis County. The men and women of this club gather to share drinks and stories. Don Brandt, the general manager, has been a member for 31 years.