February 2015

Found 11 blog entries for February 2015.

Hartley Nature Center - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chefranden/4486621709

The Hartley Nature Center has as mission where they’re dedicated to providing connections to nature through play, exploration and education which brings your children fun and excitement in an educational way. With more than 25,000 visitors a year, this has become an attraction that many schools and parents frequent each year for several reasons.

If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do with the children this year, the Hartley Nature Center has just what you need.

Green Building

First stop you’ll want to take a look at the Green Building and all it offers. This 75,000 square foot offers 4 different classrooms in addition to an office area, a library, and an exhibit hall. There are storage spaces, a mechanical area and bathrooms

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Fitger's - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fitgers_2.jpg

Fitger’s is the historic lakefront hotel in Duluth, Minnesota. It’s the premier destination for lodging on the shore of majestic Lake Superior. Inside you’ll find great restaurants, nightclubs, unique shopping and a renovated historic brewery dating back to 1885. It’s located on East Superior Street in Duluth and is the perfect place to stay for a getaway. Here is a look at everything Fitger’s has to offer.


Fitger’s was fully renovated in 2008 to offer 62 unique rooms and suites with amazing views of Lake Superior or the city. Guests can check out four great restaurants, two night clubs, and unique retail shopping all within the Fitger Brewery. You can easily walk to the lake or Canal Park. It’s the perfect place to stay for

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Glensheen Historic Estate - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Glensheen.JPG

Duluth is full of heritage and arts and you can take a historic journey in one day and discover it all. Just start at the Tweed Museum of Art to see works from the 19th century French Barnizon School, European painting collections from the 13th-18th century and American Impressionist paintings.

Then stop by the St. Louis Country Heritage and Arts Center, the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and then to the Glensheen Historic Estate. In only one day you’ll have experienced all types of art found in Duluth. Here is a look at how to take the tour.

Tweed Museum of Art – 1201 Ordean Court, Duluth

Located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus, the Tweed Museum of Art is a great place to start on your art tour of Duluth. The museum features

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Bob Dylan Concert - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dylan2_Spectrum.jpg

Bob Dylan Way is coming to Duluth and folks are excited. The annual celebration in Duluth of the Duluth Dylan Fest is a Minnesota favorite. Dylan was born in Duluth back in May of 1941, so it’s a must-see celebration every year.

The concert tour is taking place this May for a week and will be celebrated at different spots around town including Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery, the Duluth Armory, Red Herring and Red Mug Coffeehouse. Here are some of the highlights you’ll have to check out for this spring’s Bob Dylan Way.

Festival Details

The fourth annual Duluth Dylan Fest is taking place from Sunday, May 17 through Sunday May 24th. Sunday the 17th will be the kick-off event with the Dylan Pub Trivia Carmody Irish Pub & Brewery at 9pm. The 18th is

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It may be somewhat of a challenge to think about boating when the temperature outside is cold enough to freeze tight the trunk of your car, but the organizers of this year’s Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show want you to give it a try.

Happening this Wednesday, February 18th, through Sunday, February 22nd, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, this year’s show promises to offer something for everyone. If you’re in the market for an RV, a boat, a plot of land for hunting or a motorcycle, this is the place to shop.

The show features upwards of 200 exhibitors trying to hawk their hunting and fishing vacation packages, camping equipment and the latest fishing gear.

This year’s Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show is being held in

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Cross Country Skiing - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/greenlandtravel/14945124936

Finding a place for cross-country skiing in Duluth isn't hard. There are several trail systems to choose from. Some are better for beginners, while others fit well for the advanced skier. Here are the top trail systems for cross-country skiing in Duluth.

Hartley Park

This park provides wooded loops through neighborhoods. There is a full five kilometer of double-tracked classic trails, as well. The outer loop includes more hills than then inner loop, which is perfect for families and beginners. You can even snowshoe here on Superior Hiking Trail.


A 13-kilometer trail with a classic track and a skating lane, this track is perfect for all types of skiers. It winds through Snively Park to Magney Park with many beautiful views.

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Taking a tour is a great way to get to know your new city. Whether you've lived in Duluth for years or just arrived, sometimes a tour can provide a different perspective. Here's a look at some of the tours offered throughout the area.

Brewery Tours

If you want to get to know the craft beer scene in Duluth, the brewery tours are the perfect choice for you. It's a great way to see the local breweries and some of the local restaurants serving craft beer. Some of the brewery tours offered include:

  • Thirsty Thursday Brewery Tour
  • Thank Goodness it's Friday Brewery Tour
  • Duluth & Beyond Brewery Tour
  • Twin Ports Brewery Tour
  • Saturday Night Brewery Tour

Most of the tours have a limited availability.

History Tours

Those that

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Minnesota and her various cities frequently make “best of” lists every year. Last year, however, Kiplinger’s performed a study of state taxes to determine which 10 states retirees, or those on the cusp of retirement, should avoid and Minnesota came in at number 4.

It turns out that we are one of five states that taxes Social Security income the same way the federal government does – up to 85 percent. All pensions, regardless of source (yes, even military) are taxed and, although food, prescription medications and clothing aren’t taxed at the state level, some cities and counties tack on their own tax on these items.

To top it off, Kipplinger’s mentions the new tax rate added in 2013, where folks who earn more than $150,000 if single and $250,000

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Mountain Biking - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dai-ffoto/7915005364

There are a vast number of recreational and adventures in Duluth. Activities for all ages can be found, and it makes no difference what your interests are. From boating to golf, Duluth has it all. Here are some activities for you to consider in Duluth.

Canal Park Boat Rental - Dock 1, Minnesota Slip, Canal Park Duluth

You can spend the day discovering the waterways of Duluth. Enjoy exploring the historical transformation of the Duluth/Superior Harbor by viewing ships, tugboats, loading docks, and the pilothouse. Rent a boat and fish on the St Louis River. You have your choice of a 22’ pontoon boat, which holds up to 12 people, or an electric boat that holds up to 7 people.

Rental Cost: 

  • Hourly - $59 per hour.
  • Daily - $275 per day
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On February 18th The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center will kick off their winter spectacular. It will run through February 22nd. During this time, Duluth will be hosting their Boat, Sport, Travel & RV show. The Northland Outdoor Duluth Deer Classic will also be going on, and when admission is paid you will be given access to both of these shows

What’s Found at the Show?

During this anticipated show, you will be introduced to a vast collection of Boats, RV’s, Motorcycles, Camping Equipment, Resorts and Campgrounds, and Hunting and fishing lodges that can be found in the United States and Canada. There will be an outstanding display of fishing gear and most advanced electronics. Support experts will be available to  explain and answer any

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