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I believe this might be the first example of a “Donk” boat.
Herzog raises a longstanding complaint that Bayfront doesn’t host enough truly great touring bands. Of course, opinions vary on what that means. I’ll be the first to grimace when lame pop-country acts roll through town, but Dierks Bentley drew som...
So is it for sale, or are they really just that proud of it and have to keep it on display?
Ojibwa is a spoken language, not written. The contemporary “written” words use English as a way to phonetically define proper pronunciation. Because of this, many historical Ojibwa words are spelled multiple ways.
The various versions of spelling all come from the Ojibwe phrase “misaabe-wajiw,” as explained in the Perfect Duluth Day Writer’s Guide:
Mesaba Avenue is the proper name for the street that runs along the western edge of Downtown Duluth and the Ce...
Souptown is still the favored nickname. Saucetown was a way of referencing the “sauce” served up at all the old bars along Tower Avenue. Many of those bars have closed in recent years, so Superior has been losing its saucy reputation. It hardly re...
Maybe I’ve been gone too long, when did they change the name from Souptown? Or, was this just a reference to the watering hole?
Yay! It’s good to hear a success story!
One month later and one dedicated owner, this cat is found. Wow!
I’d like to have a buck for every time I crossed that bridge to Oliver to buy beer. We lived at 309 N. 76th Ave. West in 68 -- 69. Thanks for the memory, Paul!
Take a cruise through West Duluth and across the bridge in 1984.
It is a great venue. Now if only they could plan a summer concert schedule that didn’t suck donkey balls. I was momentarily uplifted to see there was something called Howling Moon Festival, only to find the headliners consisted of two JC Penny mo...
Cats usually don’t go far. Wait until it’s quiet in the neighborhood--like just after dark or in the very early morning when it’s still dark. Then take a flashlight and go look under every porch and deck in a square block. The other possibility is...
There’s a sign up now indicating it’s the “Future Home of HRS-Rentals,” from which we can conclude that Heater Rental Services — a St. Cloud-based renter of commercial heaters, lift equipment and scaffolding — will now have a location in Duluth’s...
Yes, what Badcat said. We had a dog who was a runner, and both times he was found by kind folks who saw the ad on Craigslist.
Also, if you have a Facebook account, you might try posting there. People are very nice about sharing there, as well.
Poor kitty -- hopefully she’s back soon! You may want to post a lost ad on Craigslist as well.
Thanks again. The picture! I remember that building so well. Though I think when I was a child the garage door was green. And I thought it was wooden and opened out, didn’t go up. But I might be wrong.
Thanks, BADCAT! I miss her like crazy!
What a pretty kitty -- I hope she’s back home and safe very soon!
Stronger than me.
I just did the photoshoppin. Concept by Paul Lundgren.
So we tried to buy this building in 2006 and then again in 2008. The joint is CHALKED FULL of EPA documented asbestos. There’s no “hire someone from the internet to cut it out and dispose” sitch going on here. The cost was reported to me, way back...
I’ve been informed via Facebook that Ernest Cline’s Armada and Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl also reference Duluth, but I haven’t tracked down the quotes yet.
They’re erecting some pretty major SIPs as of yesterday afternoon-
I worked with Edgewood when he did a stint on the Public Arts Commission -- he brought a lot of passion to the table. His suicide opens an uncomfortable space all I can do is stare into.
My beautiful, talented, brother died by suicide on Wednesday night. Edgewood loved Duluth, so very much. So much so, I was drawn from Nashville to spend a year with him here. I know he has abundant friends and colleagues about, if anyone needs to ...
I enjoyed working with him very much. This is a loss that will be felt in many places for some time to come.
I can’t believe this post -- I knew Edgewood from swirling in the same professional circle of work -- community and civic minded -- all around great guy! I sure will miss him!
Sad day. He was my friend. A sweet, intelligent big guy with an equally sized heart. One of those people who you only needed to hang out with once and it felt like you’d known him all your life. He will be missed and my heart goes out to Bridget....
Edgewood was a good friend of mine. A gentle soul. A smart and beautiful man with many varied interests. My heart is broken. I send hope and love to his wife and friend Bridget.
Rest in peace. Didn’t know him well, but struck me as a really good guy.