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Selfie taken by Jay Gabler sitting at cubicle in Duluth News Tribune newsroom, smiling and wearing dark blazer

Jay Gabler

Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Jay Gabler joined the Duluth News Tribune in February 2022. His previous experience includes eight years as a digital producer at The Current (Minnesota Public Radio), four years as theater critic at Minneapolis alt-weekly City Pages, and six years as arts editor at the Twin Cities Daily Planet. He's a co-founder of pop culture and creative writing blog The Tangential; an alumnus of the National Critics Institute; and a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Gabler grew up in St. Paul and Duluth before heading east to attend college at Boston University and graduate school at Harvard University, where he earned a Ph.D. in sociology in 2007. After 15 years in Minneapolis, he's excited to return to the Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas. Readers can reach Gabler at 218-279-5536 or jgabler@duluthnews.com.

An Iron Range landmark, Bimbo's Octagon is one of the oldest standing veterans halls in America. For the past 55 years, it's been a bar and restaurant beloved by locals and regular visitors to the community of Side Lake.
The Duluth actor, who soared to international fame in the Oscar-winning "CODA," will partner with dancer Britt Stewart on Season 31 of the reality competition series.
The author of the humorous "visitor's guide," first published in 1987, has died at 83. Some aspects of the book are dated, but many of Mohr's insights remain as relevant as ever.
The documentary, which follows the Hermantown Hawks and Eveleth-Gilbert Golden Bears through the 2019-20 season, hits movie theaters on Friday.
Hot takes on pickle pizza, dessert hummus, cheese curd tacos, vegan fried chicken, a black licorice ice cream sundae and more new things you can put in your pie hole at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Duluth's zoo now has a trio of cotton-top tamarins. Parents Mira and Deno birthed a new member of the critically endangered species.
The giant bird, in protective wrap, made the road trip early Thursday morning. It will be on display in the Eco Experience building to raise awareness of the dangers of lead pollution.
The feature film follows the Hermantown and Eveleth-Gilbert boys' hockey teams through the 2019-20 season in "Minnesota's unforgiving North Country."
"This is the most engaged package tour group I've ever seen, in 10 years of doing this," said the North Shore Scenic Railroad station manager.
Like many holiday films, the feature was shot in the summertime. Yes, that meant making fake snow — in Duluth.