Faces of Duluth

Faces of Duluth

The People and the Place

From budget-friendly family activities to hidden waterfalls to recommendations from locals, check out our blog for trip ideas and to learn more about what makes Duluth so special. 

Faces of Duluth: Janelle Long

We sat down with Janelle Long, who’s been the Executive Director of Hawk Ridge for over 15 years, to talk about how she, along with Hawk Ridge staff and volunteers, help people have a better understanding of birds and conservation efforts.

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Faces of Duluth: Harley D. Huskie

Faces of Duluth: Harley D. Huskie

As the Huskies celebrate 20 years as a team in 2023, we sat down with Harley to talk about his favorite memories, his patented dance moves, what he and his fellow dogs like to do in Duluth and tips for visitors who come to Wade Stadium to root for the home team.

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Faces of Duluth: Linda Hanson

Faces of Duluth: Linda Hanson

For more than 38 years, Linda Hanson has worked behind the scenes to make Grandma’s Marathon Weekend – and 21 other events throughout the year – happen. As the Finance & Operations Director, she does whatever is needed on any given day, working toward the “greater good of the events.”

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Deb DeLuca stands in front of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority office front desk.

Faces of Duluth: Deb DeLuca

In this Faces of Duluth interview, Deb DeLuca discusses her path to the shipping industry, shares some insider knowledge (including some pretty interesting cargo loads that have passed through the canal), and what she likes to do in Duluth, on and off the water.

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Jake Magdzas stands on the ice at AMSOIL Arena

Faces of Duluth: Jake Magdzas

Whether you know much about the sport or not, even casual hockey fans have probably dreamt of driving a Zamboni across the ice. For Jake Magdzas, that childhood dream became his everyday reality when he was hired on to the ice department at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment Convention Center) to keep the ice in pristine condition for every game and event. We were lucky enough to catch up with him to hear all about how he got here and what he loves about his gig. 

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Gabe Mayfield smiles in front of the NorShor Theater

Faces of Duluth: Gabe Mayfield

It’s no secret Duluth has a vibrant arts & culture scene, so when Gabe Mayfield moved to the area from Chicago for college in 1999, it made him feel right at home. Today, whether it’s performing onstage at a Duluth Playhouse or Renegade Theater production, recording his own albums, checking out local music festivals, or planning youth talent shows, you can find Gabe Mayfield in the heart of Duluth’s arts & culture scene – and throughout the Duluth community. We had the opportunity to connect with the local performer and hear about what inspires him on and off the stage.  

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