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Comment on The Really Angry Bear Who Almost Upset the World by Herzog

Paul Hellyer, world’s highest ranking belieber, says E.T. would shoot down any ICBMs, so I guess there was never anything to worry about. Questions or thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt1WVeyMqdo

Comment on Duluth Childcare Recommendations by Funkenschutz

The suggestions above are good. You should also look into hiddenvalleypreschool.org. Our son had a very positive experience there.

Comment on Duluth Childcare Recommendations by Meredith Cornett

I highly recommend Many Rivers Montessori. Many Rivers is a vibrant, community-based school that is fully licensed for day care by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Toddler programming begins at 16 months. Lead teachers in each classroom...

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by Lawrence Lee

Early evening, 5 to 7, I’d recommend Red Herring. It’s a pleasant and well lit atmosphere for reading.

I’d also recommend the Zeitgeist Atrium if there isn’t an event or live music, though the solo piano wouldn’t be bad. Not sure what nights the p...

Comment on Duluth Childcare Recommendations by kerc

I’m out of the daycare search mostly (youngest is in third grade), but when we had babies and were actively looking we simply could not afford Summit School. Period. So we branched out and looked around.

Lots of families love University Nursery Sc...

Comment on Duluth Childcare Recommendations by squidinsweaters

Awesome — thank you! I will look into Summit School and add them to my touring list.

We were expecting the whole waiting list issue, but our timing situation is so difficult (my husband is currently transitioning out of the military and our actual...

Comment on High School Hockey on Local Radio by Paul Lundgren

It’s easy enough to understand how this happened. There is no contract involved for exclusive rights to broadcast high school games, and the two sports stations are under separate ownership (560 AM WEBC is owned by Town Square Media; 1490 AM KQDS ...

Comment on Duluth Childcare Recommendations by duluth_bishop

We had an education on the whole “day care” issue after our daughter was born. Waiting lists for day care? Really? Legacy placements? We ruled out “in home” simply to avoid hurt feelings with friends offering their services and to constrain th...

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by Herzog

This is like three tadpoles in a two inch turd pond arguing over the best place to swim. For the record, Claire and I have finally agreed on something called Midi. Midi is like this magical place you’ve never heard of just below Fitgers. Or it use...

Comment on Bobby Aro: King of the Great Northwoods by Kodiak

I used to listen to 710 AM-WDSM in Duluth in the 1980s on my ’77 Chevy pickup’s Delco radio and took delight when the Bobby Aro’s polka show was broadcast on Saturday evenings around 6pm(?). My Highway 7 was more likely to be Highway 4 and my comp...

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Paul Lundgren

So, there is a new store in Canal Park, ay?

Someone will get this eventually, I’m sure. Nineteen days might be a “Where in Duluth?” record.

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by olkhr

I think it depends on where you live…

East side -- definitely Sara’s Table.

West side -- Beaner’s Central.

Both are quiet, have friendly staff, great beer and food!

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by eameslounger

I agree with Ramos -- Downtown library, all day.

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by bluenewt

Carmody would be a great place to read a book. There’s a cozy nook in the back with a woodstove and a sofa. There’s even a bookshelf back there, with books in it. And there’s a nice window. There’s live music there some nights but it’s often pret...

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by Dorkus

Well, it really depends on the night that you choose. Many of the places that may be great one day will be terrible the next due to live music.

Pretty much all my suggestions would be nullified if there was music.

Sir Ben’s is quiet enough, thou...

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by Barrett Chase

1) The lounge area at JJ Astor. Comfortable seating, rotating view, and if there’s a band, they’re playing quiet jazz. Bonus: dessert foods like chocolate cheesecake.

2) Sir Benedict’s if you can get that one nook table.

3) The Anchor if you can...

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by Claire

I like to read and I like to drink. I also have an amazing ability to tune out extraneous noise while reading. I recommend Sara’s Table, in the bar area, and also Midi’s in the bar area. Zeitgeist is cool, if you sit in the atrium area. Beaner’s ...

Comment on 2015 John Beargrease Aerial (Drone) Video by Herzog

Maybe that was so last summer though, and things have changed as Cory suggests, as we’re headed into one grand prismatic era of ethical drone usage that will elevate our souls to the plateau of the mother earth spirits. The trollup at Gooseberry ...

Comment on Wood Blind – “Big Voice” by blind

Herzog:

George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq and nepotistic policies funneled a ton of money to Austin in the 00s.

That is what funded the “cultural explosion” out of Austin.

It brought out the enormous arrogance and promotion of everything out of th...

Comment on History Mystery: Point of Rocks by rev

I’ve wondered about this myself, having noticed the foundations and rock anchors when hiking through the area along that section of the SHT. I’ve noticed quite a few homeless camps there the last few years in the Point of Rocks and Central Park a...

Comment on 2015 John Beargrease Aerial (Drone) Video by Herzog

And Im not saying that drones will ever go away at this point, so it’s somewhat moot, cat out of the bag. But I also think its likely you’ll be in the top 1% of conscientiousness Cory where drones are concerned and the rest of the tourists at Goos...

Comment on History Mystery: Point of Rocks by DECk37

I remember seeing your post but not about the cut in the rocks. If the cut in the rocks goes back that far, some of those homes/buildings were on some precarious footings.

It does seem like they were biting off more than they could chew. The poi...

Comment on Duluth, Kansas by Paul Lundgren

Duluth Kansas

Apparently the town was big enough at one point to support a mercantile. This is the only piece of Duluth, Kansas memorabilia I have ever seen.

Comment on History Mystery: Point of Rocks by Paul Lundgren

Four years ago I posted a heap of information about Point of Rocks on PDD.

In the very early 1900s there were scattered shacks along Michigan Street at Point of Rocks, and by 1918 there was a lot of blasting going on in order to push Superior Stre...

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by Shane Bauer

Definitely Beaner’s. You’ll be set there on Mondays and most Tuesdays (til 8) as well as Sunday til 7. They have their music calendar on their web site if you want to be sure.

And right now, here’s their line of taps: 1 Borealis, 2 Bent Paddles (E...

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by DECk37

I’m not a drinker, but I’ll give it a shot. Though I haven’t been there yet, I think Toasty’s on East 9th serves beer, it’s more sandwich place than bar, so it may work. There’s also At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Cafe on East 8th Street… which I ...

Comment on A place to enjoy a book and a brew by Paul Lundgren

There probably isn’t a perfect answer to this, because bars tend to be designed as social spaces. I’m not sure if I can really justify my answers, but the first options that strike me are the Wine Bar at Chester Creek, the Reef Bar, Sir Benedict’s...

Comment on 2015 John Beargrease Aerial (Drone) Video by Cory Fechner

@Chloe -- I agree. Education and regulation is needed for both recreational and commercial use of drones. Until then I feel the drone community needs to help educate the new operators and hope accidents are kept to a minimum. I think public disc...

Comment on 2015 John Beargrease Aerial (Drone) Video by Chloe

I’m with Niff Bimrod. I’m not paranoid nor am I particularly worried about privacy. However, the last thing I want on a trail or in a state park or near a beautiful waterfall is a silly drone doing whatever they do. I appreciate that Cory is respe...

Comment on 2015 John Beargrease Aerial (Drone) Video by Cory Fechner

Nick,

I also saw the multiple multirotors flying at the starting line, which is why I did not fly there. When I was asked by Beargrease about shooting aerial footage at the race start I told Beargrease officials that I only fly if no other UAVs a...

Comment on 2015 John Beargrease Aerial (Drone) Video by Nick Lansing

How do drone pilots negotiate airspace?

I saw two drones at the Beargrease start. Most of the activity was in a confined space surrounded by trees. How do multiple people cover an event without interfering with each other’s drones? Are there ...