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DULUTH — Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge, when seen from directly above, is an intimidating structure. The usual ground-view doesn't adequately show off its height and mass and the way it is put together, according to Whitney Horky, who has looked down from the seat of her paramotor to see the bridge directly beneath her dangling feet. (Though, when flying, Horky refers to her feet as "landing gear.") "It's incredible how humans on Earth get used to a certain view," she said.
Dear JT. It famously rained in Miami during Super Bowl XLI. Splattered lenses captured the crowd chant-singing, clapping, "We Will Rock You" at the start of the halftime show. The stage: a glowing and wet illuminated symbol. Prince — blue suit, orange shirt, head wrapped — opened with "Let's Go Crazy." Rain, shrug. If he batted a wet lash, it wasn't noticeable. According to the lore, when the Super Bowl keepers contacted him to talk about the weather, he asked "Can you make it rain harder?" Thus, setting the bar for halftime shows of the future.
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 — 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, Minn. — What was first a persuasive speech by a local high school student has gotten a cinematic makeover that will premiere this weekend on YouTube. “Our Potter Potential,” written by Matthew Johnson, is a piece directed toward his fellow Millennials that links demographic stereotypes, his own weight loss and the most famous boy wizard. Minneapolis-based IR Media has taken Johnson’s words and created a 15-minute film that includes dramatizations and clips of Johnson presenting the speech from a perch at Glensheen mansion. “Our Potter Potential” goes live at 7 p.m.