"The nice thing about smelt is all you have to do is decapitate them, gut them and throw them in the hot grease."
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Saturday, March 20, 2021
|Heffernan Bar in Wexford, Ireland|
Photo was taken by a friend about 20+ years ago
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Written for the Duluth News Tribune by Jim Heffernan for Saturday, February 6, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Click HERE to connect to my most recent blog post about this concert. Kevin Pates, retired DNT sportswriter and preserver of pop history, ran a wonderful and comprehensive story in the DNT for a past anniversary of that concert. You may find related photos and his story HERE in the Attic of the Duluth News Tribune.
The Duluth National Guard Armory where this event took place is under renovation with hopes to resurrect to it's former days of glory. The Winter Dance Party Tour in Duluth on January 31, 1959 was promoted by and emceed by my old friend, Lew Latto. Latto, now deceased, was a youthful entrepreneur and radio personality while in college.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Written by Jim Heffernan for the Duluth News Tribune on Saturday, January 23, 2021
Cooped up avoiding COVID-19, witnessing history in which American Democracy is seriously challenged, and not getting any younger prompted some of these devilish thoughts:Jim Heffernan is a former Duluth News Tribune news and opinion writer and columnist. He can be reached at and maintains a blog at www.jimheffernan.org.