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Comment on More Duluth climate-change refuge speculation by Paul Lundgren

It is indeed befuddling and bizarre to have people of seemingly moderate intelligence suggest that in a scenario of global climate stress Duluth would somehow perfectly manage its resources and balance just the right population to bring a greater ...

Comment on More Duluth climate-change refuge speculation by Dave Sorensen

There will be nowhere to hide from climate change. The extra moisture in the air has already increased major flood events here. The shifting jet stream may bring more and worse polar vortexes. And from what climate refuge is our food to come from?...

Comment on Mystery Photo #101: Forest Service Office at Grand Marais by Matthijs

This seems like a particularly mysterious mystery photo because it contains an over-abundance of clues that don’t immediately lead anywhere definitive. But because there is nothing yet posted here, I’ll try to provide a possibly reasonable guess: ...

Comment on Mystery Photo #55: Duluth Miniature Farm by Paul Lundgren

Apparently there was also a giant shoe-shaped house at the Conrad Service Station. Details on that can be found in the Duluth News Tribune’s “Northlandia” column: “The biggest shoe in Duluth?

Comment on Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth by Luke Sharman

Nordic Jo’s Coffee is a one-Duluthian operation roasted on Park Point. They have a new fair trade line and are committed to charitable giving. They’re online at nordicjoscoffee.com.

Comment on Steamer Augustus B. Wolvin, “Queen of the Lakes” by Paul Lundgren

Also via Mike Creger, from the Sept. 20, 1909 Duluth News Tribune. It turns out the Wolvin sent the second wireless message received in Duluth.

And just a few years later, the Duluth wireless operator heard a distress call from the RMS Titanic.

Comment on Steamer Augustus B. Wolvin, “Queen of the Lakes” by Paul Lundgren

From the New Haven Morning Journal and Courier, April 21, 1904. Clip via Mike Creger, digitally altered to cram the text neatly into a comment.

Comment on R.I.P. Amendola Building by Paul Lundgren

It’s a bit small to read, but this F. I. Salter ad from the Nov 1, 1918, Duluth Herald mentions $10/month rooms for rent in the older Dodge Block.

We have two heated rooms left in the Dodge block. 18 N. 3rd ave. w. One on the second floor and one...

Comment on John Ramos ramps up his edgy journalism with Duluth Monitor by PJ2013

Wonderful to read this. Good going, John. I’m on my way to your page!
Patt

Comment on Postcards from Duluth Normal School (UMD Old Main) by PJ2013

I’ve got a pile of old Duluth postcards, but I’ve never seen this one. Great to be able to see pictures from your collection. The arches of the old school are all that is left; kind of eerie to see them.

Comment on Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth by lager_man

That newish Dovetail Cafe in Lincoln Park has a nice little roaster.

Comment on R.I.P. Amendola Building by Paul Lundgren

And bouncing back to the original Dodge Block on Third Avenue West, here we have reference to lost diamond rings in the area, with a mention that the Dodge Block contained Acolian Hall, where tango classes were held.

The clip is from the March 16...

Comment on R.I.P. Amendola Building by Paul Lundgren

Mr. George Suffel, baritone, advertised in the Jan. 29, 1922, Duluth News Tribune. Thanks to David Ouse for this clip.

Comment on R.I.P. Amendola Building by Paul Lundgren

This clip, found by Gina Temple-Rhodes in the May 14, 1921 issue of the American Contractor magazine, indicates the Dodge Block at 18 Third Ave. W. was designed by Anthony Puck (office in the Torrey Building) and owned by the Berquist Brothers (o...

Comment on R.I.P. Amendola Building by Paul Lundgren

Below are a few more modern Dodge Block clippings from the Duluth News Tribune. Thanks to Heidi Bakk-Hansen for tracking them down.

May 8, 2016

Feb. 20, 2018

Dec. 19, 1919

May 23, 1920

Oct. 31, 1920

April 24, 2021

Comment on Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth by David Toshio Williams

Duluth Coffee is definitely doing single origin. A few of their batches are done on the “small” roaster. If you want a custom roast they might do it if you ask nicely!

Comment on “Iron Will” movie video with Duluth annotations by Jacob Jacobson

Duke Skorich, the only news anchorman to have worked his way out of a job at nearly every television station employing him. I remember him from KDAL in the 1970s. He was fun to work with, but a bit of a hot head. Typical Iron Ranger.

Comment on PDD Quiz: History of Hunters Park by hbh1

I was a little worried I wouldn’t get 100%

Comment on R.I.P. Amendola Building by Paul Lundgren

As near as I can tell the Amendola was originally called the Dodge Block, as referenced in the historic resources text quoted in the post, but it also might have replaced an earlier building a half mile away that was the original Dodge Block.

The...

Comment on Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth by Robert Lillegard

MICRO and HYPER local? My dad roasts in his back yard, I suppose if you stopped by he’d give you some 😀

Comment on Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth by Paul Lundgren

Oh, at one time there was Deeps Coffee, but that doesn’t seem to exist anymore.

Comment on Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth by Paul Lundgren

None of this is likely what you are looking for, but there is ARCO in Superior, Fika in Grand Marais, and Midwest Roasters in Hayward.

There is also Kickapoo in Bayfield, but the roastery is in Viroqua, about 280 miles south of Bayfield.

Comment on Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth by Tom Donaldson

Can you elucidate on the others? I’m not finding much online. Ultimately, we’re looking for micro- and hyper-local. A couple of years ago at the Duluth Farmer’s Market, there was someone from Duluth selling single-origin roasted beans…

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Comment on Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth by Paul Lundgren

There are a few others in the region, but specifically in Duluth there are Almanac and the Alakef spinoff City Girl.

Comment on Quirky vintage store will replace iconic Carr’s Hobby Shop by Cory Fechner

Growing up in West End, Carr’s Hobby was a place I visited often as a young kid, mostly by bike. But I’m sure both my parents were pretty familiar with that place for my sake too. Roby’s and Curly’s close proximity probably helped prolong my loite...

Comment on “Iron Will” movie video with Duluth annotations by bruceO

0:28:41 First appearance of Don Kienholz (drinking beer on right)

0:31:56 Llyod Shold is seen joking with actor Kevin Spacey

Comment on Bob Boone and Leif Enger on CBS This Morning: Saturday by Paul Lundgren

Doh! The PDD desktop calendar was opened to November.

Make that Oct. 12.

Comment on “Iron Will” movie video with Duluth annotations by bruceO

0:03:14 First appearance of Duluthian Paige Litfin, who auditioned for and won the part of Becky, Will’s girlfriend

Comment on Lake Superior Bakehouse closing coffee shop; baking continues by David Beard

This explains something — the food was always amazing, but the young man working the counter often made me feel like I was disrupting his day by ordering food. May they follow their hearts.

Comment on Postcard from the SS America “Booth Line” by Gina Temple-Rhodes

That is the only historic shipwreck I have both seen with my own eyes (you can paddle above it and see it below the water) and also talked to a person who had steered it when it was still running. It was a special boat to many people.

Comment on Hospice Situation – Randy Jorgensen by Tanya Kennedy

Today marks 10 years since his passing. Thank you, ToWaRd, for starting this thread. I think of him often and hope he is somewhere he loves doing something he enjoys with people he loves and who love him back.

Comment on Mystery Photo #100: Early Settler by Gina Temple-Rhodes

There are quite a few Mayhew photos (they were a prominent family (at least 2 brothers and their families) in the Grand Marais area, probably had a few links to Duluth as well) on the Cook County Historical Society Facebook page.