• Dina Clabaugh

    Dina Clabaugh

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    Littlefork, MN
    BA Public Health, UMD. MS College Counseling & Student Development and Rehabilitation Counseling, SCSU.

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    Whether I am helping a student take the next step after college, facilitating a career workshop or organizing group runs through the trails over the noon hour, I am always working, playing and living well in the great north woods. I came to Duluth and St. Scholastica four years ago. I adore the big city life and still love playing in it, but most of the time I am enjoying the woods and all the beautiful things northern Minnesota has to offer. Connect with me on LinkedIn and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest.

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loveDuluth gift guide


I posted this gift guide on my personal blog last Friday. It is a holiday gift guide filled with everything Duluth. All the fun and beautiful things in this post are made here in the northland. So whether you are shopping around our snow-filled streets or online in London (I have a fun following in the UK), I hope you connect with something special here. I genuinely love all these things and have been gifting many of them throughout the years.


Jewelry artist Sally Cavallaro makes all of her hip and creative pieces in Duluth. Per Sally, every piece she creates is unique and one of a kind, produced by hand forging, fusing, and soldering fine and sterling silver. Splashes of color are integrated subtly through beads and gemstones found and purchased locally. Her designs are very organic and imperfect, resembling geometric shapes inspired by the simple forms, shapes, and color of the North Shore of Minnesota. You can find them in town at Trailfitters or online at her Etsy shoppe.


Epicurean cutting boards are incredible. They look sharp and withstand better than any other board I’ve used. Fun fact: The cutting boards are made with the same material used for skateboard ramps! (Learn more here.) They even have a cool camp series. We purchase them at our local Co-op.


Cookies from 3rd Street Bakery are delicious and wholesome. For the eight years I lived in Minneapolis and St. Cloud I had them shipped to me! My favorites are Thunder and Monkey.

The name “Positively 3rd St. Bakery” was an inventive conjunction of Dylan lore (predating “Bob Dylan Way” by a quarter-century!) and geography. The model was whole-grain baking at affordable prices…a business niche that the bakery is happy to inhabit to today.


Stop in to the cute little shoppe on 3rd Street or have them shipped to you. They also make yummy and nutritious granolas and breads.


Adam Swanson prints. Vivacity only begins to describe the colorful, dynamic and creative nature of his work. I see Adam occasionally at Zeitgeist. So kind, talented and humble. It was hard to pick but this is the one on my Santa wish list.


THE mukluks. Steger Mukluks. Not only do they look chic but they are seriously the warmest boots you’ll ever own. (Mike and his boys wear them every year winter camping in February along the border of Minnesota and Canada.)

I would love to get my entire family a pair this year. And naughty me wants a new pair of her own as well. I can’t decide between these and these.

Classic. Chic. Minnesota. Duluth. ♡

Merry Christmas from our Scholastica family to yours!

{Dedicating this post to my best friends Brandy and Dillon…living in Denver but their hearts still smile for Duluth. We met during our college years in Duluth and they also grew up in the northland. Brand and Dillon make it home every year for Christmas. Love yous. Too much.}:)

{Special thanks to all of the creators of these beautiful gifts. I connected with most of them while developing this post. Friendly, professional, classy and humble folks. Duluthians for sure.}

(Last image from Little House on the Tundra)

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