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MnDOT will close the ramp from 27th Avenue West to northbound I-35 at 9 p.m. on Thursday. The ramp will reopen at 5 a.m. Friday. The closure has been requested by the city of Duluth so that city crews can replace a water main that runs under [...]
The world-famous Duluth Transit Authority Blue Trolley. Submitted

DTA Trolley buses to provide service during Fourth Fest Celebration

By Heath Hickok In an effort to accommodate citizens getting to-and-from Bayfront Festival Park during the Independence Day Celebration, the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will operate two Trolley buses along the regular Port Town Trolley route [...]

Red Rock Radio Grill Wars next Thursday at Bayfront Festival Park

The 7th annual Red Rock Radio Grill Wars on Thursday, which runs from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park, is a free family event where the public gets to sample and vote for the best burgers prepared by nine of the finest restaurants in [...]
Nicholas David, from The Voice, performed at the Howling Moon Festival on Saturday night at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Howie / The Howie Blog

Howling Moon Music Festival off to strong start

The inaugural Howling Moon Music Festival at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park on Friday and Saturday drew a total paid gate of nearly 4,000, event co-promoter Walt Aplin of said today. Major performers included The [...]
The world-famous Duluth Transit Authority Blue Trolley. Submitted

Port Town Trolleys to provide service to Bayfront Festival Park during Fourth Fest

The Duluth Transit Authority will operate two Port Town Trolleys on July 4, circulating every 15 minutes from 12:15 p.m.-8 p.m. between downtown Duluth, Canal Park and the Bayfront Festival Park. The Trolleys will provide direct service to Bayfront [...]
Shockwave. Submitted

Howie: Shockwave to perform at Duluth Airshow

Shockwave, a jet-powered semi-truck that reaches speeds up to 375 miles per hour, will perform at the Duluth Airshow on August 23-24. “Shockwave has more than 36,000 horsepower and also features three aircraft jet engines. It is one of the [...]

Bayfront Blues Festival hours, parking

Traffic will be congested in and around the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and Bayfront Festival Park this weekend with the 2013 Bayfront Blues Festival taking place. The festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday. Bayfront Blues [...]
Blues Festival President Chris Mackey, along with Duluth mayor Don Ness, addressed the local media during a press event on Monday morning. Howie /

City of Duluth, Bayfront Blues Festival extend Bayfront contract through ’16

Amid all the planning for big acts and big crowds at the 25th annual Bayfront Blues Festival, which runs this Friday-Sunday, one additional detail regarding the event’s future has also been finalized: the Blues Festival and the City of Duluth [...]
Workers performed some regular maintenance on the sails high atop their tall ship after docking behind the DECC on Thursday afternoon. Howie /

Tall Ships Duluth 2013 Activities Guide for today, Friday

Festival gates are open today from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Dockside tours, day sails and on board tours until 5 p.m. Dockside viewing food, beverage and entertainment until 11 p.m. Live Entertainment 11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Lee Murdock on Harbor Drive 12 [...]

Tall Ships Duluth 2013 activities begin today with Grand Parade of Sail

The countdown is on for the greatest spectacle on Lake Superior. Tall Ships Duluth 2013 kicks off with a Grand Parade of Sail at approximately 2 p.m. today underneath Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge and into Canal Park. It’s a rare chance to [...]