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Comment on Custom Cheetos Speedboat by Jake

I believe this might be the first example of a “Donk” boat.

Comment on Perfect Outdoor Concert Venue: Bayfront Festival Park by Paul Lundgren

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...

Comment on Custom Cheetos Speedboat by Special K

So is it for sale, or are they really just that proud of it and have to keep it on display?

Comment on Mesaba, Missabe or Mesabi? What’s correct? by TimK

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.

Comment on Mesaba, Missabe or Mesabi? What’s correct? by Paul Lundgren

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...

Comment on Video Archive: Saucetown by Paul Lundgren

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...

Comment on Video Archive: Saucetown by Les Locklear

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?

Comment on Lost cat in Miller Hill area by BadCat!

Yay! It’s good to hear a success story!

Comment on Lost cat in Miller Hill area by rhetoricguy@gmail.com

One month later and one dedicated owner, this cat is found. Wow!

Comment on Postcards from the Arrowhead Bridge by Les L

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!

Comment on Postcards from the Arrowhead Bridge by Paul Lundgren

Arrowhead Bridge over St. Louis River between Duluth and Superior 1955

Arrowhead Bridge over St. Louis River between Duluth and Superior 1955 backside

From Alice to Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Nole of Cincinnati, Ohio, postmarked July 19, 1955:

Having fine time with the family, especially Dex at 21 months — he commands all my attention. Eat(ing) is my main activity — sad to say, but it’s all deliciou...

Comment on Postcards from the Arrowhead Bridge by Paul Lundgren

Take a cruise through West Duluth and across the bridge in 1984.

Comment on Perfect Outdoor Concert Venue: Bayfront Festival Park by Herzog

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...

Comment on Lost: Orange Cat in East Hillside by hbh1

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...

Comment on What’s being built beside Mike’s Western Cafe? by Paul Lundgren

Heater Rental Services

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...

Comment on Lost: Orange Cat in East Hillside by jessige

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.

Goo...

Comment on Lost: Orange Cat in East Hillside by BadCat!

Poor kitty -- hopefully she’s back soon! You may want to post a lost ad on Craigslist as well.

Comment on Who remembers Scarlett Feed Store on First and Second avenues east? by lhertzel

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.

Comment on Lost cat in Lakeside by Becky Haase

Thanks, BADCAT! I miss her like crazy! :-(

Comment on Lost cat in Lakeside by BadCat!

What a pretty kitty -- I hope she’s back home and safe very soon!

Comment on Heiko has a party by brian

I just did the photoshoppin. Concept by Paul Lundgren.

Comment on Future of the old Northwestern Bell building by Kelley Minor

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...

Comment on References to Duluth in Popular Literature by Paul Lundgren

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.

Comment on What’s being built beside Mike’s Western Cafe? by erktheviking

They’re erecting some pretty major SIPs as of yesterday afternoon-

Comment on R.I.P. Josh “Edgewood” Smith by Peter Spooner

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.

Comment on R.I.P. Josh “Edgewood” Smith by Je Ma

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 ...

Comment on R.I.P. Josh “Edgewood” Smith by J.J. Lee

I enjoyed working with him very much. This is a loss that will be felt in many places for some time to come.

Comment on R.I.P. Josh “Edgewood” Smith by heysme

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!

Comment on R.I.P. Josh “Edgewood” Smith by Gwanto

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.

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Comment on R.I.P. Josh “Edgewood” Smith by bflannagan

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.

Comment on R.I.P. Josh “Edgewood” Smith by Claire

Rest in peace. Didn’t know him well, but struck me as a really good guy.