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Comment on Postcard from Twin Points Resort by Brian Klier

When our family went there all the time in the 1980s, this postcard was still being sold by “Grandma” Lind, as we called her. Cool article!

Comment on Amazing Grace grocery transition complete; sit-down cafe service and music will return after pandemic by toyota200x

Great story and writing! Definitely going to check out the new market. Coverage like this is why I check PDD multiple times a week. Thank you.

Comment on Moccasin Mike by Paul Lundgren

Eleven years after the start of this thread, it seems the road will have its name changed.

Superior Telegram: “Superior councilor hopes to end ‘mockery’ by changing Moccasin Mike Road name

From the article:

According to records compiled by the W...

Comment on Moccasin Mike by tomasese

The drive-in restaurant there was named simply “The Mike.”

Comment on Minnesota Point Lighthouse has been old for a long time by duluthnative

I thought this was interesting.

Here is a drawing of the Old Lighthouse on Minnesota Point commissioned by the National Park Service in 1934.

Comment on Duluth’s Dirty Secret goes live by libbtech

If you wanted to hear any of that music on the Current, simply send them a message. The DJ on The Duluth Local Show loves playing Sadkin and Prone, and probably just needs to be provided more songs, from the artists 😘

Comment on Postcard from Twin Points Resort by toyota200x

Thank you for this post. I never knew the history of this location. Cool!

Comment on Postcard from the Aerial Bridge in 1908 by dandelionpudding

Gina! Thank you for your interest/research! How extraordinary. I found his grave.
This all makes me sad but excited that I can know more. I’ll try to post more! Cheers!

Comment on Polar Vortex by HURRICANEditka

This is awesome! Gotta love the Vortex for slowing everything down for a little while… Except for the Green Machine of course!!

Comment on On the Recent Ice Angler Rescue by Jason Capriotti

I like your story and your sarcasm… good article.

Comment on Video: Ice-fishing gear floating away on Lake Superior ice sheets by David Syring

Cool footage! Does such fishing gear usually have lead or mercury in it? I hope not!

Comment on New Kid by Helmut Flaag

Can’t believe I missed this. Quality work again. Only one comment two years later? Too close to home it looks like. What year is it? I’ve lost track…

Comment on On the Recent Ice Angler Rescue by Helmut Flaag

Neighbor used to drag a canoe out there for this very reason. You want to have options. If I’d known the fishing was that good, would’ve been tempted. But it could’ve broke off into little chunks like you see in the drone footage and they would’ve...

Comment on On the Recent Ice Angler Rescue by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

I apologize for triggering anybody and offer a full retraction

Comment on On the Recent Ice Angler Rescue by vicarious

Did you take a poll to see who qualified as “redneck”?

What are the qualifications? Angling? Walking on ice? Owning boots?

Does “redneck” equate to “lover of freedom,” or “freedom from the gut-sick feeling of existing as an effete twat?”

Define y...

Comment on Postcard from the Aerial Bridge in 1908 by Gina Temple-Rhodes

I can say that Mr. Swenson did not succeed in luring Pauline to Duluth. He was a Norwegian immigrant (arrived in 1880) who was a boarder at 730 E. Fourth St. in 1910, and later moved to East Ninth Street where he lived with his elderly mother, and...

Comment on Winter Sports in Duluth, 1929 by Gina Temple-Rhodes

Aha! Also this apparent “civic pride” is partly sponsored by the “Kelly Duluth Company and the Bullard Knitting Company”… (in the caption below the second page collage). I was suspicious based on the cover photo of the family in matching coats an...

Comment on Winter Sports in Duluth, 1929 by Gina Temple-Rhodes

And back in the 20s/30s, there was always the “thrilling” possibility that you could injure yourself on the toboggan run and die from the resulting infection (no antibiotics). I think people were necessarily more active in those days (fewer cars a...

Comment on Winter Sports in Duluth, 1929 by Paul Lundgren

The power of nostalgia is strong, and cries of “rebuild the toboggan chute!” will no doubt emanate loudly from the mouths of people who aren’t even aware that both Mont du Lac and Spirit Mountain have snow-tubing hills.

On balance there are more ...

Comment on Winter Sports in Duluth, 1929 by Kodiak

Exhilarating! Does this excite anyone else? Conveys civic pride and enviable credentials. And an outward looking CITY mindset. What happened? Where did it go?

Comment on Ice Angler Rescue by Helmut Flaag

What’s funny is as I was driving by there yesterday, admiring the open water that was 100 yards past where dudes were fishing, I thought ‘I hope they know what they’re doing.’

They didn’t.

Comment on Ice Angler Rescue by Helmut Flaag

I bet the steelhead had a good laugh over this. Couple thoughts here. Doesn’t this happen every year? And, do you know how bad it would suck to go in the water with all that gear on. You’d be good for about five seconds until your boots filled up.

Comment on Ice Angler Rescue by Paul Lundgren

Here is the news release from the fire department:

At 11:03 a.m., the Duluth Fire Department responded to a water emergency call in Lake Superior. A large group of fishermen had been fishing in individual fish houses when the ice that they had bee...

Comment on Bandwagon: The Greatest Band in High School Hockey by Buzzard

The Dirty Dozen from Falls High. Not even ever ever close.

Comment on Adventures of the Little Pats: 20 Below by Paul Lundgren

Presumably the ad is referring to Spruce Avenue, formerly at the end of Rice’s Point. I asked Tony Dierckins of Zenith City Press about it and he mentioned the 1922 ordinances of Duluth indicate there were several Spruce streets:

Spruce Street, ...

Comment on City Pages: “Hey, We’re in Duluth!” by toyota200x

What a great piece of Duluth history. Thanks for posting

Comment on Warrior Brewing Company: Coming to Duluth This Spring by toyota200x

Great story, Lissa! I love PDD for stories/details like this.

Comment on City Pages: “Hey, We’re in Duluth!” by Buzzard

Celebrity Deathmatch: Mr. Bill on crack.

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