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New Custom Soap Molds Help Ramp Up Production

Whew, we're tired. We just finished making 500 bars of soap with our fancy new custom molds. The soap is curing now and will be ready for the spring season. Check out our schedule of upcoming events. The first one is Craftstravaganza at the State Fair Grounds on May 7. There we will introduce our new seasonal line: The Duck Stops Here election soap. 

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An Eaglet is Hatched

We know eagles are ducks' sworn enemy, but we at Gray Duck Soap are just a little addicted to watching the Minnesota DNR's EagleCam. Today the first eaglet has hatched and proud Mommy Eagle is hovering over her young. (We are trying to ignore what looks like a mallard that room service has brought to the nest.)

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The Duck Stops Here: Caucus Tuesday in Minnesota

It’s the Tuesday caucuses when the parties get ever closer to deciding on a candidate for the great November vote for the White House. The decision can’t come soon enough for Gray Duck Soap as we are waiting with baited breath to design our new The Duck Stops Here line of election year soaps.   Who will it be Rubio Ruby Red Soap, Hillary Blue Soap, Trump Garish Gold Soap, Sanders Sandalwood Soap? The possibilities are endless and we are open to suggestions. If you have a good idea for Democratic or Republican themed soap, let us know your idea for color, scent and soap name and you may win a Duck Stops Here soap.    Meanwhile, get out and vote!...

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A Giant Hot Dish Drops From the Foshay Tower at Midnight

Every year on TV we see the giant Waterford crystal ball drop in Times Square at the stroke of midnight. According to today’s Writer’s Almanac, New York isn’t the only city dropping things on New Year’s Eve: “Atlanta, Georgia, drops a giant peach. Eastport, Maine, drops a sardine. Ocean City, Maryland, drops a beach ball, and Mobile, Alabama, drops a 600-pound electric Moon Pie. In Tempe, Arizona, a giant tortilla chip descends into a massive bowl of salsa. Brasstown, North Carolina, drops a Plexiglas pyramid containing a live possum; and Key West, Florida, drops an enormous ruby slipper with a drag queen inside it.” What should Minneapolis drop? A giant lutefisk? A cherry into a spoon? A hot dish from the...

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Guacamole and Other Game Day Rituals

The Packers are favored to beat the Vikings at Lambeau Field by 2.5 points on Sunday and retain their NFC North divisional title. This according to Iron Rank, a website that predicts outcomes of NFL games based on teams’ prior performance. So it will take the Vikings a field goal to win the NFC North title for the first time since 2009. That’s a lot of pressure to put on kicker Blair Walsh, who was just a sophomore at the U of GA back in 2009. What’s Walsh’s ritual for good luck before a game? According to Twitter, it’s eating a bowl of Raisin Bran. He’s not alone. In an article former NFL player Ryan Riddle wrote for Bleacher Report, the...

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