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Comment on Economic affect of the arts in Minnesota is big by TimK

Skeptical indeed. How many times have artists and arts organizations tried to skirt environmental laws or bullied unions into accepting the “pollution = jobs” mythology. How many arts organizations are bribing legislators, thanks to Citizens Unit...

Comment on Economic affect of the arts in Minnesota is big by Paul Lundgren

Of course, it’s important to approach arts numbers put out by arts organizations with a certain skepticism, like one would with mining numbers put out by mining organizations. That being stated, here are the figures from The Impact and Health of t...

Comment on Field Guide to Duluth Apostrophe’s by Paul Lundgren

8th Street Auto

Via Andy Miller on Facebook we have one of the most confusing ones yet. I’m not sure if we’re just posting misapplied possessive apostrophes here, but if we need to start a separate post for situations where they are just randomly inserted …

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Comment on They sprayed the state of Wisconsin with fire hoses of blood by Paul Lundgren

Good eye, Fonixmunkee. I watched it twice and didn’t catch that … and I’ve been there enough to know.

Comment on They sprayed the state of Wisconsin with fire hoses of blood by fonixmunkee

Well, at the 1:00 mark, they are at the Anchor … but you can only see it for a second.

… I’ve been there enough to know.

Comment on Inside a Duluth trolley car — Aug. 2, 1922 by markryan

One of the trolleys used today by the Minnesota Streetcar Museum for seasonal runs between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun is an old Duluth streetcar with a rolling destination sign for Woodland, Crosley and Lester Park. I looked but I don’t have a...

Comment on Vikre Distillery lands #4 spot in Details magazine taste test by Dave P

Thanks Paul. I have heard several different pronunciations; that wasn’t one of them!

Comment on Vikre Distillery lands #4 spot in Details magazine taste test by Dave P

Great stuff--I’m especially fond of the Cedar Gin. Now, please, how do we pronounce the name of this company???

Comment on “Murder House” condemned by emmadogs

I’ve been thinking about it too, ever since Melissa posted this. I actually have kinda stopped posting on PDD, because it seems like, so many times, I become snarky and rude. This has *nothing* to do with PDD, of course, but it has everything to d...

Comment on What happened to Dubrue? by Paul Lundgren

Dubrue operated at 211 E. Second St., a former Gold Cross Ambulance garage. Bob Blair and Nick Cameron were the owners; both had previously brewed at Fitger’s Brewhouse.

The microbrewery put out two beers — Pub Ale and India Black Ale — starting i...

Comment on Vikre Distillery lands #4 spot in Details magazine taste test by Paul Lundgren

Thanks Nick! That seems like credible evidence, and I now have confirmation from Vikre:

DSS

One has to wonder, of course, why the American Craft Spirits Association wouldn’t just call it the Specialty category and save us the anguish of poking throug...

Comment on Vikre Distillery lands #4 spot in Details magazine taste test by Nick Kroeger

Not sure if this is correct in this context, but on page 68 of this government PowerPoint, DSS appears to mean Distilled Spirits Specialty.

Comment on “Murder House” condemned by Paul Lundgren

I’ve been thinking about this, and as much as I can defend bringing this subject up in the first place and claim my intentions were good, the reality is when I re-read the Murder House posts I feel terrible. There were a lot of things left unstate...

Comment on Crazy Pine Siskins by emmadogs

Ditto. The siskens are engaging in Bird Wars, and are scaring our chickadees away. We put out food for everyone, and now the birds are chowing down, sort of in harmony, but still with much aggression.

Comment on Crazy Pine Siskins by bluenewt

Us, too. Dozens of ravenous, quarrelsome siskins who seem to have driven the chickadees away.

Comment on Dan Dresser recording session at Sacred Heart by Cooking On The Car

I may also put a some solo acoustic versions on the album. That may be one of them. Peace!
Dan

Comment on Crazy Pine Siskins by johnbeargrease

Same here–there has been an influx of pine siskins and redpoll at my feeders too. It would be interesting to know if there is an explanation.

Comment on Crazy Pine Siskins by mumpsimus

Same here. A flock of 30-40 of them have been coming to my feeder several times a day for about a week now. They can empty the feeder in a few hours. Meanwhile, the chickadees have disappeared.

Comment on Bobcat in the Snare by Beverly

Thank you for sharing this. Whether a person makes a pro-trapping or anti-trapping argument, this clearly was not responsible trapping. Poor thing was almost cut in half — slowly.

Comment on Crazy Pine Siskins by wildknits

I suspect we are seeing an irruption.

I have had quite a few at my feeder as well, and they are reluctant to allow the chickadees in. Mixed into the flock I will spot an occasional Redpoll. Very fun!

Comment on Has a little of Uncle Harvey gone missing? by Ramos

Sorry for being cranky. That’s good work.

Comment on Bobcat in the Snare by Dorkus

Actually, this is NOT legal.

Snare use is, but any snare that is not intended to drown the animal needs to be checked daily. I doubt this bobcat was able to chew through the snare in one day, considering the wounds.

For more info: https://www....

Comment on Dan Dresser recording session at Sacred Heart by DaVe

I love that song. Now I’ll have to buy the CD to see if you ruined it!

Comment on Bobcat in the Snare by Michele Trautlein

So glad this beautiful boy was saved! Wildwoods is having its fundraiser on May 3 at Clyde Iron. I can’t wait and it’s a fun way to help the critters.

Comment on Bobcat in the Snare by Special K

Jesus Herbert Walker Christ. It’s 2015. What the hell are people still doing trapping at all, let alone with snares?

Comment on Has a little of Uncle Harvey gone missing? by Paul Lundgren

I don’t think there is an issue of not doing research. It seems to me that Krueger and Thomas were working on stories at the same time, independently, and Thomas happened to have shot a photo a few weeks ago.

Thanks for the update, though. That n...

Comment on Has a little of Uncle Harvey gone missing? by Ramos

(Thomas’s article is also better than Andrew Krueger’s DNT piece.)

Comment on Has a little of Uncle Harvey gone missing? by Ramos

You’d think the people down at the News Tribune building would do their research. Richard Thomas of the Budgeteer took a picture of that pillar on Jan. 27, and posted the picture online.

Comment on Has a little of Uncle Harvey gone missing? by Paul Lundgren

Timber Crib 2006 Dec

This also reminds me — though it’s sort of the opposite type of thing — of when the timber crib mysteriously emerged from the lake in 2006, washing up by the Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial and later floating over to the “Corner of the Lake,”...

Comment on Selective Focus: Siblings by Paul Lundgren

TheLinds

As a late entry, I submit this ancient family photo, which recently experienced some water damage. Since the highest number of siblings in the feature above is six, I thought I’d up it to seven. My great grandparents are front and center, surroun...