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Comment on City Bottling Company? by Mike Creger

I found a few newspaper references to City Bottling, one of several such Duluth companies in the 1940s.

Comment on Postcard from the Duluth Shipping Canal and Aerial Lift Bridge by Buzzard

Harry Wolf is the great “lakes” travel name of S. Freud. I hope that I don’t have to explain the seminal moment of this exposure.

Comment on Video Archive: Movie “White Palace” too racy for Duluth by T. Heinonen

This was the last version of the ad -- sticking a fork into it…

Comment on Video Archive: Movie “White Palace” too racy for Duluth by T. Heinonen

This brought back memories. I was part of the Duluth News Tribune’s three-artist staff in the former marketing department when it was part of Knight-Ridder. As an artist back then we did real board work (i.e. illustration with pencil, pen and airb...

Comment on Demolition, apartments is new plan for Esmond building by Mike Creger

The real “again” Duluth problem is lack of roof maintenance. Owners are sitting on buildings and not taking care of the roof, allowing all kinds of havoc inside. Same with the Seaway. I’ve been inside, and, like the Kozy, and like so many others, ...

Comment on Your Team! by FranceneStarr

Thank you for sharing this. I hope my niece thinks of me in such glowing terms when it’s time for me to go. Good luck with everything, and enjoy your youth while you have it!

Comment on Duluth record labels boosted the scene, but are going extinct by Paul Lundgren

The answer to your question is not necessarily no, but it should be stated that a majority of the music is available on Bandcamp or other outlets.

If you follow the Album Releases tag on Perfect Duluth Day, you can find lists of local albums. The ...

Comment on Duluth record labels boosted the scene, but are going extinct by Chris Godsey

That was really melancholic and fun.

Could a person peruse and borrow some discs from the PDD HQ local-CD bin?

Comment on Demolition, apartments is new plan for Esmond building by woody

Very short sighted. Re-purposed buildings are always more green than demolition-rebuilt buildings. No comparison in their carbon foot print. The historic “craft district” needs to be preserved. The historic resources/buildings are one of the reaso...

Comment on S.S. North West fictitiously entering Duluth Harbor circa 1906 by Phyllis Cantil

I just found a silver spoon amongst some inherited silverware. The handle has a detailed fish on the top part and the spoon has an etching of the ship inside with the words “Northwestern Duluth” above the ship. Found this page while trying to loca...

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by Kodiak

@Karl
That is a derisory way to make your point. The undergrad degree is in two fields: geography and urban & regional studies. Calling it a drive-by is demeaning. You can’t assume who the writer knows, communicates with or consults. It sounds to ...

Comment on The Really Angry Bear Who Almost Upset the World by Paul Lundgren

The Duluth News Tribune has now tackled this subject in a DNT Extra magazine dedicated to “Myths and Lore of the Northland.”

Did a black bear in Duluth nearly start a nuclear war?

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by Karl Schuettler

Good to see a punchy comment get a response! In response to a few of Kodiak’s points:

This post got my hackles up because I work in economic development (though not for the city), so these debates are very familiar to me. Obviously the op-ed genre...

Comment on From the Photo Archive | Metallica in Duluth, 1989 by Paul Lundgren

Twelve years after this thread began, I have found the Duluth News Tribune clipping that previews the show.

Also, there is an audio recording of the show on YouTube:

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by Dave Sorensen

What is “natural growth”? And what about the limits to growth, whether growth is an end in itself, or not? In the article the word “sustainable” is used once, to mention the possible study of sustainability. Capitalism, in denial about the limits ...

Comment on Shooting with Sparky: Odd Bull-moose Behavior by Kodiak

Thanks very much for sharing this with us. It’s the next best thing to being there. I had my doubts that was a cow. Well spotted, you!! 🙂 It’s really wonderful that you photograph, film and observe the wildlife and keep a respectful distance.

Comment on “Things We Lost in the Fire” 20th Anniversary Visual Album by David Beard

No lie, when I moved here 16 years ago, I barely cared about the lake — I cared that I might be able to see Low perform on a regular basis.

Sunflower still makes me feel.

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by secretseasons

@Kodiak -- do you always talk about yourself in the third person? It’s getting … weird

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by Kodiak

@Karl

You’re clearly passionate for Duluth. Most of us on PDD are, too. That’s why we’re here. The writer clearly intended to provoke critical thought, reflection and a community conversation. OpEds are limited to 600 words. The author has to pick...

Comment on Where in Duluth? #186 by Buzzard

Alas, the brass knuckles come out. I believe it was a purchase (perhaps the spring of 1979 or maybe ’80) from the Last Place on Earth. The receipt will show the knucks, five cans of coke snuff, a mid-size bong and a used Jimmy Buffett album. The B...

Comment on Mystery Photo #49: Women and Children First by Paul Lundgren

Gust Landin makes a cameo in Herbert Widell’s autobiographical chapbook Värmland in West Duluth, compiled by Richard Hudelson based on interviews with Widell.

Gust Landin was another good friend of my parents. He was older than they were. He was a...

Comment on Where in Duluth? by ms dean

The chairs have since received a paint job and a manicure!

Comment on Where in Duluth? #186 by ms dean

Good job, Paul! Last time I walked through that tunnel it smelled strongly of weed and there was a dude hanging out with his bicycle on the far side.

Comment on Earth Day Special: “No More Pipeline Blues (On this Land Where We Belong)” with Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls by Buzzard

The anti crowd are frauds. Only way Bonnie could have arrived anywhere is to have flown a broom. I’d guess that her slide container is tired of the smell of hate.

Comment on Where in Duluth? #186 by Ramos

Very good to see Ms. Dean shaming Mr. Lundgren into solving this puzzle.

I will just add that the east side of the tunnel offers a picturesque view of a little waterfall, which is your last chance to see Coffee Creek before it flows into a culvert...

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by Karl Schuettler

Was this written as bait for me?

1. It’s a bit misleading to say “Duluth has 20% of its population since 1960” when all of that loss was in the first 30 years of that 60-year window. The flat trendline since isn’t exactly indicative of a robust ec...

Comment on Where in Duluth? #186 by Paul Lundgren

When this post went up I had a strong feeling I had been to the spot in question. But I was wrong. I would have never figured this out without Ms. Dean’s clue. It’s on the pedestrian walkway alongside Piedmont Avenue / Highway 53 between 22nd and...

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by Kodiak

The writer argues for a “new” med school to be built in 2023 on the site of the current St. Mary’s Medical Center after the new St. Mary’s opens between East Superior Street and East Second Street and North Fourth Avenue East. There is implied und...

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by secretseasons

Maybe I’m misreading it — is the article author unaware that UMD has a medical school already?

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by Kodiak

The poster and the writer are definitely not advocating for growth for growth’s sake. There is sustainability in the article writer’s argument if you would but see. A half empty city, as Duluth is, with myriad brownfield sites is profligately wast...

Comment on Come on Duluth, pull your socks up! by Dave Sorensen

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell.”
-- Edward Abbey

Comment on Frost River has gone solar by dulutherati

Dang. It has become the easiest choice in town going with Oval Company over Circle Company…

One installs solar panels on the roof to help the environment.

The other invites a lightning rod under their roof who represents a destroyed environment.

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