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Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth

Does anybody know of anyone roasting locally besides Duluth Coffee Company and Alakef?

My Parachute

On the day before Thanksgiving 2018, the small airplane I was piloting experienced an engine failure.

It didn’t quit, exactly, though I wish it had. Rather, the engine’s power oscillated uncontrollably every three seconds between idle and nearly full. This is not an easy way to fly an airplane.

The arc of the oscillations slowly moved to the idle side of the curve. Eventually, as the airplane and I approached Earth without the privilege of an airport below, the engine finally gave up altogether.

Fortunately for me, the airplane was equipped with a device engineered to lower the entire aircraft to the ground in an emergency, while providing a measure of survivability for the occupants: a parachute, which is deployed by the occupants via a rocket so they may live to tell their story.

After my rendezvous with the ground, I left the disabled aircraft in a frozen field, broken and askew on a large center-point irrigator, and went home and wrote down my experience. I then posted it on the internet. A few days later, Paul Lundgren, a proprietor of Perfect Duluth Day, asked if I would share my story here. I replied, “I will. But not yet. Maybe not for awhile.”

Upper Chester Unofficial Official Neighorhood Luge Course

Duluth House Painter Recommendations

Jamie Ness, will your crew be ready by summer?

If not, does anyone have any recommendations? We need the exterior painted. Upper Chester/East Hillside. Please leave recommendations in the comments.

Some Questions

What else is lurking out there in the cold water?

How long did these beams and logs and trunks float around the lake?

Where did they come from?

How can I transport them to Upper Chester? Helicopter?

I need stumps

About 16 inches to 22 inches high, two to four of them. Seen any stumps around town? Got any stumps?

Cuz I need stumps.

Duluth Mortgage Lender Recommendations

We are looking for recommendations for a local lender who may work with a family with non-traditional income situations. Experiences and names of those you worked with would be fantastic. Thanks!

In Essentia

Old guy in the locker room at the gym: “I’ve been on Park Point for 80 years.”

Where in Duluth?

School looking for free/cheap mulch or wood chips, delivered

Do you have any leads? We would most likely need it delivered, and could pay a delivery fee, if necessary. It’s for Spirit of the Lake Community School, an amazing little nonprofit Waldorf-based school. Thanks!

Community school needs commercial fridge and freezer

Spirit of the Lake Community School, an amazing little nonprofit Waldorf-based school in Duluth, needs a commercial refrigerator and freezer for its new kindergarten location. The budget is limited, so pre-owned units are ideal. We seek a combo unit, or a single-door fridge (ideally) and a small chest freezer.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated, and can be emailed to thomdonaldson (at) gmail(dot)com. Thanks.

Videographer needed for crowd-funding campaign

Can you tell a good story with video and some background music? Got a few examples we can look at? Please contact borealkitchen (at) gmail.com to start a conversation.

Found keys

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On the Duluth Lakewalk.

Non-traditional lender in Duluth area

Can anyone recommend a mortgage lender who works with non-traditional income situations?

Thanks, Duluth.

violation

You may not attempt to sell a car while the car is parked on a street. You may, however, attempt to sell a car when driving the car. Good to know!

Speaking of which: 1986 Mercedes 300E – $3500