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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.

Forty years ago Nov. 2, Rudy Perpich was elected governor of Minnesota, returning for two full terms to the office he'd previously occupied for a partial term. He would become Minnesota's longest-serving governor, and the only one to hail from the Iron Range.
The Grand Rapids, Minnesota, museum is hoping to raise $125,000 by Nov. 4 to purchase a plot of land next to the movie legend's childhood home. A cash offer from another buyer is on the table.
Over the past three decades, Halloween has become a starring season for the William A. Irvin. Last year's Haunted Ship returned from hiatus to hordes of fright seekers, and it's been almost completely transformed for what may be the attraction's scariest year yet.
Documentarians Stephen Sadis and Kyle Kegley take four hours to examine "Empire Builder" James J. Hill's transformative career. Hill's Great Northern Railway is well-represented in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's collection.
From haunted houses to scary movies to family-friendly frights, there are dozens of ways to get into the spirit of the season.
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.
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."