For The Love Of Duluth highlights what makes the city on Lake Superior so special as told by two Duluthians, one transplant and one lifelong resident. The duo touches on everything Duluth has to offer: the art, culture, food, beer and of course, the view.
49. Capturing The Northland With Photographer & Gallery Owner Ryan Tischer
Northern Minnesota is always picture perfect but that doesn't mean photographing it is easy. It takes a lot to stand out and Ryan Tischer does so flawlessly, photographing the picturesque landscape in the city we named this podcast after and selling these stunning pictures in his Canal Park gallery. Tischer Gallery is wildly popular and for good reason: the photos are unmatched. Having entered his first art show when he was just twenty years old to opening his own gallery in the most popular neighborhood in Duluth, Ryan Tischer's passion has always been in focus. Get to know his journey in this new episode.
48. A One-On-One With Chad Ronchetti, The New Director of Planning & Economic Development At The City Of Duluth
It's been a big year for Chad Ronchetti. He was handpicked over the summer as the new Director of Planning & Economic Development for the City of Duluth. Fresh off his first few months with the prestigious new gig, he joined us to talk about his decades plus experience in the industry, how he snagged the major role and his future plans for the city. He also bares all about his childhood, travels as a young man and how fate led him to where he is now. Learn all about Chad Ronchetti and his plans for the city we named this podcast after in this new episode.
47. Blacklist Brewing Co.'s Ray Mindestrom On What Makes The Spot So AXE-ceptional
Over the past few years, the beer industry in Duluth has been booming. With so many breweries making our city their home, it takes quite a special place to stand out. Blacklist Brewing Company does and has since it first opened in 2012, quickly becoming one of the most popular breweries in the Northland. Blacklist has all the 'beer' necessities and then some, with an incredible menu of one-of-a-kind brews and a big emphasis on customer experience. More than a decade later, they continue to thrive, becoming the first spot in Duluth to offer axe throwing and offering up a brand new space. Ray Mindestrom, the Axe Throwing Manager at Blacklist, joined us for this episode to talk their new location, incredible menu and plans for the future.
47. Caffeine For A Cause With Christyna Foster Of 2540 Coffee House
The only thing better than that first cup of coffee in the morning or finally getting to that afternoon pick-me-up? Knowing you're drinking the java for a good cause. A new coffee shop in Superior has made that a reality, opening over the summer, with proceeds benefitting local ministries within the community. (It's so special, we're crossing state lines for this one. Sorry, Duluth!) 2540 Coffee House is the real deal, with a large handcrafted menu full of delicious treats, coffee flights and a rotating seasonal menu of drinks you will drool just reading about. There's so much more to this brew-tiful new spot than just cappuccino, though. Business Manager and Co-Founder Christyna Foster joins us for a coffee chat to talk about the mission behind the new shop, what else you'll find when you walk through the doors and her passion for giving back.
46. Why Lake Life Is The Best Life With Konnie LeMay Of Lake Superior Magazine
There's no other body of water quite like Lake Superior. What other lake or ocean has its own publication with such a dedicated following? Lake Superior Magazine comes out bimonthly, made up of subscribers in almost all fifty states, most Canadian provinces and more than twenty foreign countries. Each issue proves why Superior is supreme, placing a special emphasis on the people, places and events that make up these glorious cities along the lake, including Duluth. Travel, history and current events line the pages, along with phenomenal photography and freelance contributions from those that love the lake as much as we do. Konnie LeMay has been a crucial member of the team since she joined twenty-five years ago, with a true passion for the body of water she writes about. As the editor of Lake Superior Magazine, she sail-abrates all things lake life and helps spread the word day in and day out about why lake life is the best life. She'll even teach you a thing or two about Lake Superior in this very Duluth episode.
45. Breaking The News With FOX 21's Dan Hanger
When you think of local news in the Northland, no one comes to mind quicker than Dan Hanger. The news anchor, reporter and producer quickly became a household name after joining the FOX 21 team in 2010, thanks to his unique way of delivering the news, mixing passion and authenticity with his signature personality, something you don't see on your average nightly newscast. The Illinois native has done it all in the decades-plus since he packed up and moved to Duluth to break the news, providing consistency and steadiness to the ever-changing news landscape in the area, all while providing a bunch of laughs along the way. Hear Dan Hanger's journey from self-proclaimed news nerd to the most famous face in the Northland in this special episode taking you behind the news desk.