The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center 50th Anniversary Celebration on Aug. 6 features an open house, all-employee reunion and concert with the Beach Boys and Temptations. Speaking of the DECC, upcoming events include the 2016 NPC Iron Viking of the North Bodybuilding Championships on June 4 and Jerry Seinfeld on July 22.
By Steve Greenfield When the Duluth Arena Auditorium opened in 1966, the grand opening featured a speech by Vice President Hubert Humphrey, appearances by Paul Harvey and Lorne Greene, and a performance by Buddy Hackett. In the half-century that has followed, the harbor front landmark now known as the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center has expanded […]
Duluth business mogul Rob Link on DECC Executive Director Dan Russell: “This town is in serious trouble when Dan Russell retires. If you think the mayoral election is a train wreck, wait until Dan Russell leaves the DECC. We’ll miss him, when he retires. That guy is one extraordinary individual. He can have a group […]
Grandma’s Marathon weekend officially kicks off this afternoon with the Essentia Health Fitness & Health Expo. The free event is open today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The expo is held in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) arena and is open to the public. Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest products and services […]
By Janet Blixt Lake Superior College will recognize this year’s graduating class at commencement exercises at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) on Monday, May 18. Approximately 800 degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be awarded to the class of 2015. Commencement is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. in the DECC Symphony Hall. A […]
By Steve Greenfield Five area legends will be added to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) Athletic Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony on Thursday in the DECC’s Harbor Side Ballroom. The 2015 inductees: . Superior native Dan Conway, who held several national and world running records . Zoe Hill, longtime skating director of […]
At his first State of the City Address in 2008, Duluth Mayor Don Ness predicted challenging times ahead for the community as the time had come to address legacy problems that had burdened the community for decades. He paraphrased a well-known quote from President Kennedy that we address these challenges, “not because they are easy, […]