Quantcast

PDD Recent Comments

Comments for Perfect Duluth Day

Comment on Mysterious Masonic building seeks new owner by Paul Lundgren

Jim Aird
Olafson Genereau Realty
406 N. Central Ave.
Duluth MN 55807
218-628-2237

Comment on Selective Focus: Jordan Sundberg by justin.fure

You go, JS!!! Your images are beautiful and I love that PDD said your artwork is “deceptively simple,” that’s so accurate.

Comment on PDD Pronunciation Guide: Teatro Zuccone by bhall

Thanks for clearing up the long “a” sound at the end of Zuccone.

Comment on Selective Focus: Jordan Sundberg by bhall

“Nordic Ski” could be anywhere but for the lake detailing in the upper left-hand corner. The nuanced piece catches the sparseness of winter. What a treat!

Comment on Duluth Home Inspector Recommendations by Nobody

We used Paul Bugge for an inspection (we were the buyer). He was great to deal with, friendly, and helpful.

Comment on Duluth Home Inspector Recommendations by David Beard

Make sure you get one who understands that s/he works for you, not the realtor. I loved the one who helped me, because he was able to help me understand $16,000 in repairs in the next three years, repairs which would only serve to maintain the va...

Comment on Norm’s Beer & Brats Demolition Video by Liz

Oh man. Loved volunteering there for Homegrown, so much fun. Last year, Homegrown 2015, at Norm’s, A Winter Downpour opened the evening, with Kristy & the Forget-Me-Nots, then closing out Charlie Parr. Awesome night! The year before, Homegrown...

Comment on PDD Pronunciation Guide: Vikre by Paul Lundgren

PDD did tackle the Mesaba/Missabe/Mesabi question about nine months ago, though not phonetically. We’ll get the AV crew straight to work on this!

Comment on PDD Pronunciation Guide: Vikre by Ramos

Next let’s settle the Mesab-A/Mesab-EE debate for that road that runs diagonally up the hill from Superior St. to Central Entrance. It’s spelled Mesab-A, and some people pronounce it that way, but a lot of other people pronounce it Mesab-EE, presu...

Comment on Sketch Bomb with John Hoban at UMD by Ryan Patrick

Hey way to go John Hoban! I was hoping for a gallery! Sketchbooks rule, if only I could draw…

Comment on Postcards from the Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park by hbh1

Yeah. I would guess that they’re still talking about 1918 in this postcard. I mean, when I go hiking back of Woodland, I am pretty conscious of the fact that much of what you’re seeing (like say, on both sides of Vermilion Road), is still the regr...

Comment on Barbarian by Herzog

Reminds me of the time I lost a fortune on Tungsten, I remember having to look it up after meeting a guy in a bar in Marine, Mn around the time of the crash who confessed to being an ogre. Lost story short he did that bar bragging dreamer schemer ...

Comment on Postcards from the Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park by TimK

Thanks HBH1. I guess that answers a couple of questions. The Rice Lake fire wasn’t that big and it happened in ’31!

Comment on NorShor Theatre: A Look Inside Before the Restoration by hbh1

Yeah, I’ve let Dan know that the stage in the middle of the mezzanine (facing the bar) was added post Rick Boo, circa 2004/2006. The black “permanent” riser type stage was at the right side if you were looking from the bar, opposite the worker mu...

Comment on Postcards from the Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park by hbh1

Here is the historical society sign at the corner of West Calvary and Rice Lake Road.

Comment on R.I.P. Walt Pederson by Les Locklear

Walt was a really good person. He would drive up to Duluth from St. Cloud on a regular basis to pick up Ski-Doo’s and parts and we would always have a great conversation. The Plaisted Polar Expedition would have never made it to the North Pole wit...

Comment on NorShor Theatre: A Look Inside Before the Restoration by Paul Lundgren

121YearsSlides_Page_48

The balcony was converted into a movie theater in 1992 and the strip stage was added in 2006, according to the NorShor Theatre Historical Slide Show compiled by Tony Dierckins.

Comment on NorShor Theatre: A Look Inside Before the Restoration by David Beard

The article talks about the balcony becoming a second venue in 1998, which sounds right, because I remember movies and I think comedy up there in the 1990s, when I still lived in MSP and vacationed up here.

It suggests that the stripper stage was ...

Comment on Commerce on the River: Loll Designs by Dave P

A company we can be incredibly proud to have in our community. And the best outdoor furniture on the market. I’ve got a patio of the stuff we saved up for. Worth every penny.

Comment on Postcards from the Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park by Paul Lundgren

Presumably the Cloquet Fire of 1918, but one would think by 1936 things would have been fairly lush.

Comment on Postcards from the Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park by TimK

I wonder which fire is being referenced. It seems too late to be the Great Hinkley Fire. When was the Rice Lake “Airport” Fire?

Comment on Mysterious Masonic building seeks new owner by Chelsie Waller

I’m interested in this building -- How can I reach Jim?

Comment on NorShor Theatre: A Look Inside Before the Restoration by Paul Lundgren

From the Sept. 18, 2000, Duluth News Tribune:

Greysolon residents view NorShor rooftop as an eyesore; complaints prompt Ringsred’s promise to clean up
By Bob Linneman

In the face of complaints from residents of Greysolon Plaza, downtown property ...

Comment on St. Louis River at Hudson’s Bay Company by hbh1

“Ditto ditto and likewise,
Greetings on some long paths
from your angular knees
in Hibbing. A.S.”

yeah, I hope it really says that. but someone who actually speaks Swedish might make more sense of it.

Comment on Price Check: Pint of Bent Hop by Richard K

I’ll throw out that the last few times I had a pint at the Capri, the beer tasted awful. It seems like the lines are really dirty, or the beer is really old. That was well over four months ago, though.

Comment on Barbarian by Herzog

I know, but granny’s tired now…

Comment on Walter Whitehead’s Last Fight by Herzog

My neighbor’s dad grew up in Gary before the war and would survive the Battle of the Bulge. There is a photo of him in Alaska holding a large dude above his head using the muscle he had put on after the war, a feat considering he’d returned weigh...

Comment on Barbarian by David Beard

Oh, Herzog, I missed bantering with you.

Comment on Barbarian by Herzog

Not outlawing lead in tackle has to be among the more profoundly retarded things Americans have done alongside such classics as destabilizing the middle east/creating global jihad/ etc. There was even a Republican representative who introduced leg...

Comment on Price Check: Pint of Bent Hop by Les Locklear

Looks like not much has changed price-wise. From 1960 to 1970 I always bought my beer in Souptown. Most of the time the quick drive to Oliver.

The tax on alcohol beverages in Duluth is among the highest I’ve heard of.

Comment on Price Check: Pint of Bent Hop by Paul Lundgren

As a side note, I think the Arrowhead Tap House at the Duluth International Airport holds the distinction of charging the most in the area for a pint of beer. Bent Hop isn’t on tap there, but a pint of Bent Paddle 14º ESB goes for $8.20 ($7.25 pl...

Comment on R.I.P. Prince by Brian Barber

Surreal, foggy, purple scene up at Enger Tower tonight.