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Thursday, May 27, 2010


why is hope the bear such a big story? The baby bear that was born for the world to see via video was lost for a few days. Our news media jumped all over it for days. It was the BIG story. Yet a humans life would not be covered that way.

Kerry Gauthier running for 7B seat.

Newly elected city councilor Kerry Gauthier is running for the open State House seat. The seat which is being vacated by Roger Reinert as he runs for the State Senate seat being vacated by Prettner Solon.

Gauthier has served just five month on the council, yet he feels ready to run for the house 7B seat. Gauthier said "I have been involved in politics and campaigns for the last 38 years" and "I can hit the ground running"

The issues that he feels are important are jobs, jobs and more jobs. He also said people are sick of passing the buck on the budget issues, it is time to solve the issues with out passing the buck on.

There was between 25 and 30 people behind Gauthier at the press conference. A lot of those people where politicians, Councilors Jeff Anderson, Sharla Gardner, Dan Hartman, Tony Cuneo. Current 7B rep. Roger Reinert. Also in attendance was Gauthier's mother.

More later.

Lots going on.

I was on a short vacation the last three days. I was not near a computer. There has been a number of things going on and I will try to get caught up on it as I can.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Slvester McCurry body found?

A body was recovered today in Superior. They are investigating to see if it is the body of 18 year old Slyvester McCurry who disappeared from the Stargate night club month back.

Not much other information was released yet but a further report should be out later today along with there findings.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Man in critical condion.

A Duluth man who jumped from the Holiday inn parking ramp on Thursday is in a local hospital, in critical condition. The 22 year old man was found in the alley after jumping from the 5th floor of the parking ramp. Reports are the man had been treated for depression.

This is the second time some had at least attempted to jump from the ramp in the past few month.

Friday, May 21, 2010

We are now a dot com

Duluth Politics is now a dot com,

Hi all.

Sorry for not post as of late, I have been busy but will try to get caught up soon. There also have not been a ton going on.

The twin ports google movie has been released, it seems to be getting mixed reviews.

Get to Duluth Politics easier now,

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tom Horner will be in Duluth.

IP Governor candidate Tom Horner will be in Duluth on Friday. He is touring the State that day and will be holding press conferences all over the State of Minnesota.

The Duluth event will take place at Marine General from 10:15-10:45AM on Friday. Tom will talk about the Minnesota he wants to see and answer questions.

I am looking forward to his visit and getting a chance to talk with him. If you have a chance head down to 1501 London Road on Friday and listen to him.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Independence Party makes its endorsement.

Minnesota's Independence Party has made there endorsement today. Tom Horner received it today beating four other candidates.

After doing some research, I now believe know who I will vote for. Hornor will still have to work up to the primary as two others party candidates said they will fight till then.

The IP has held Minnesota's highest office once, when Jesse Venture won the Governors race.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Sunday is Mothers Day.

Sunday we honor our moms for all they have and will do for us. What are you plans?


Well well well, the Duluth forecast is for up to three inches of snow in our area tonight. We have has some flurries this afternoon but it has not stuck to the ground.

It is May 7th today and this is not typical weather even for us, this is more like March weather. Then this March was a close to summer as you could have gotten. We will have to wait and see if we get the snow or not.

I guess it does not matter much as it would only last a day or so as tomorrow and Sunday will be warmer and the snow should melt, if it does stick.

An interesting weather question, Duluth has gotten some snow fall every month expect for one, what is that month? Any guesses?

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Today is pancake day.

Today is a great day in Duluth. No not because of the weather, because of food and a fundraiser. Today in the pancake day at the DECC. It is put on as a fundraiser for the Duluth Lions club.

It is a great way to get a good meal of all you can eat pancakes, sausage , a drink of your choice for cheap.( seconds on sausage and drink cost extra.) Tickets at the door are $6.00 and the money goes to the club to help out youth programs.

This is there biggest fundraiser of the year. It is amazing the amount of food they serve. If you have never been to pancake day you are missing out.

If you go leave a comment on how it was and how many pancakes you ate. I will only say this right now, I bet it is not more then I eat. Will let you know how many I eat after I go. I must say however as I get older I don't eat as many as I use to.

Sports page added.

I have added a sports page to the blog, it is located under the pages link. Take time to read it, right now I just have one article about the Twins up but will add more soon.

This will be the place I put all sports stories and opinions. Feel free to comment on any post there.

More on Obey retiring.

Dave Obey held a press conference yesterday and gave no real reason for his retirement at least in the news bits I heard. He said he was tired and the district is ready for a change. "There is a time to stay and a time to go" Obey told reporters "And it is my time to go."

The seat is now wide open, many people think it now gives Republican candidate Sean Duffy the edge. The Democrats are expected to announce one or more candidates in the with in the next couple of weeks.

I think at this point Duffy would have an edge but I am sure the Democrats will work to find a good candidate that can raise money. That said remember what happened when U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone died. The Democrats went and good a big name but still lost the seat.

I also wonder if the health care bill played a part. Did the tea party movement do anything to effect Obey?

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Obey to retire.

Long Time Wisconsin Democrat David Obey to retire. Obey has been in office sense 1969 and his completing his 20th term, a term he won with 61% of the vote.

The announcement comes a surprise to the party. Obey does face a tough challenge this election but still was expected to win.

Now if we could get Oberstar to retire.

More on Obey as it becomes available.

Monday, May 03, 2010

The cheerleader blog.

On April 27th John Ramos who is the creator of the cheerleader blog posted his last blog post. The post said he had nothing left to say to Duluth. It seemed as if he was mad about something but I don't know that to be fact.

It is sad that John has chosen to stop writing, his blog was just another place to get news and comments about Duluth. I wish him the best in what ever lays ahead for him.

Who to vote for Governor?

As many of you know I am not an Tom Emmer supporter. I will not vote for hi, I don't do things just for the party. I have my believes and I stick to them. I refuse to cave to anyone.

In a nut shell why I don't support Emmer, his believes don't match enough of mine, and he cares only about the Twin Cities. He is on a unity tour of the state today, I will not be taking part in the Duluth visit. Emmer can fool some on his believe that he cares about out state Minnesota but I know differently. Well campaigning for the endorsement how many times did he come to Duluth?

Maybe this is my person to vote for? Tom Horner has announced today that will seek the endorsement of the Independence party. Horner is a former Republican strategist.

I am not saying this is who I will vote for, but I am keeping an open mind. I just can't support Emmer.

To learn more about Tom Horner go to

Kolar to buy Luther.

The car buying experience in Duluth just got worse. Over the weekend Kolar announced it would buy Luther. That adding to it's fleet of cars it already sells. Kolar also said that the Luther dealership would do business at it's current location for a couple years then would move to the Kolar location.

It is hard to find a good place to buy a car in Duluth, with this announcement it got worse. Kolar offers nothing on trade in's and there sales people from are experience is not very helpful. Most of the dealerships in Duluth are now owned by just two company's.

I guess it is time for our car shopping experience to move out side of Duluth, truly sad.