Paul Lundgren Posts

Jobbers

A number of Minnesota’s finest, including Baron Von Rashke, Kenny “the Sodbuster” Jay and Duluth’s own Lenny Lane are featured in the movie Jobbers, due out later this year.

From the Photo Archive | 1979

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Thirty years ago, Bud James was one of the custodians at Laura MacArthur Elementary School. All the kids loved him.

Because I was so young then, my memory of Mr. James is fuzzy. What I do remember is that he used to sing all the time, whether it was at assemblies or just randomly in the halls while cleaning up puke. I don’t remember if he was good at singing, or if he was just a ham, but it was great either way.

Every kid should grow up with a singing janitor. Thank you, Mr. James.

Happy 100th, West Duluth Masonic Temple

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Euclid Masonic Lodge 198 was dedicated on March 31, 1909. State Grand Master Eugene Swan presided over the services. About 800 people attended.

One hundred years later, it appears vacant and up for sale. The location is 611 N. Central Ave.

Blogging Policies Revisited

By the power vested in me by the founders of Perfect Duluth Day, I present this update to PDD’s blogging policies.

Promotional Content

It’s perfectly acceptable to promote and sell things through posts on PDD. Just don’t abuse the power.

If you’re planning a quaint yard sale and want to hype all the Judy Collins records you’re selling, that’s fine. If you represent Wham-o, Inc. and post a rant about the awesomeness of the Pop Bang Target Game, which is available for the amazing low price of $24.99, your post will be removed.

Obviously there is a gray area between those examples, but as long as what you’re posting has local relevance and doesn’t come off like an advertorial, there should be few complaints.

The Fabulous 1990 Ford Taurus LX

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After many years of semi-reliable service, this luxurious family sedan is ready for a new owner. That’s right, the car made famous by this PDD post and this PDD post, can now be yours for the unbelievable price of, oh, let’s say $200.

Superior 2009 General Election Results

WISCONSIN STATEWIDE RACES

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Rose Fernandez — 1,836  (Superior) — 437,598 (statewide)
Tony Evers — 2,102 (Superior) — 329,034 (statewide)

Justice of the Supreme Court
Shirley S. Abrahamson — 2,804 (Superior) — 473,277 (statewide)
Randy R. Koschnick –1,369 (Superior) — 319,481 (statewide)

This Just In

Two dozen more bodies found in Lake Wobegon

Florida woman getting pale for vacation in Minnesota

Attention Sr. Nerds

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The Earlynerd Special is in effect. Discounted tickets to Geek Prom are available now online.

Listen to Jonathan Lee rant about Geek Prom on KUMD here.

Read about Geek Prom in Living North Magazine here. (You have to navigate to pages 24-25. I like that the story is in the Healthy Living section.)

Music at this year’s Geek Prom by Tim Kaiser, Paul Broman and Best Friends Forever.

Congratulations, Beaner’s Central

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UMD Bulldog Hockey Bootleg Video

This is the only Internet video I can find of the amazing UMD Bulldog hockey victory over Princeton. It includes the final minute of regulation, featuring the tying goal with 0.8 seconds left. (It does not include the game-winning overtime goal.)

Lutsen Mountains: King of the Midwest Hills

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New York Times story here.

The ol’ Switcheroo

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Sorry about all the down time this week. Let’s hope that’s all behind us.

Ian Gillan Band – “Clear Air Turbulence”

“Get in to Duluth!”

Thanks to Dan for the hot tip, related to the “Songs with Duluth in the lyrics or title” post.

Have we no modesty?

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The Garrison Keiller in me thinks it should be “The Above Average Seal of the State of Minnesota.”

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Surely some of you noticed PDD was down for several hours today. It was the fifth time we’ve had problems with our server in the past two months, so naturally we’ll be taking our business elsewhere very soon.

We hope you won’t take your blogging elsewhere while these difficulties are sorted out.