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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pro Boxing at Black Bear

(Photos and text by H. Brian Rauvola)

Thanks to PDS photographer John D'Auria, I had the opportunity to cover a pro boxing card at Black Bear Casino near Cloquet. A very interesting experience, and in many ways not my sub-culture, but it made for some stunning images.

I chose these 3 not just because they were some of my favorites, but because they were taken seconds apart and tell the story of the contest that lifted Al "Haitian Temptatian" Sands out from the #3 MN ranking into the spot formerly occupied by #1 Harley "Sand Man" Kilfian. This was definitely the highlight bout of the night.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Rumor has it that the Steam Train will be down for repairs for the next year or so and we may not see it next year! Not sure how true these are, but here is a "last" look for you!
Photo by H. Brian Rauvola

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pink Bridge, 2012

The lift bridge went "pink" on Friday, October 5th to raise awareness of breast cancer. Attendees of the ceremony who have been touched by cancer were given glow-sticks to shine. It was a moving ceremony to witness.

Photo by H. Brian Rauvola