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Comment on Charlie Parr interview for Issue magazine by FranceneStarr

Hi Charlie — if you read these comments — I have some sage for you — originally from South Dakota…You may want to bring it with you on trips, at least the driving ones. It’s great for incense, purifying, etc. Used by Lakota people in sweat lodge. ...

Comment on Newspaper name change: UMD Statesman becomes the Bark by Paul Lundgren

From the article:

To us and to our test groups, “The Bark” perfectly represents our identity as Bulldogs, and it can also be symbolic of our Duluthian love for nature. The name also characterizes us as a news organization, as “bark” is to communic...

Comment on Newspaper name change: UMD Statesman becomes the Bark by Rae

44 years later Ms. Cavanaugh’s original article is still entirely relevant.

My issue, is I miss the connection/meaning between “The Bark” and its relation to UMD, other than it was voted on by students. What is its relevance?

Comment on Duluth reference on “The Deuce” by Sam Weston

There will come a day when we won’t have to be excited that a movie/show simply referenced Duluth. There will come a day when we’re the ones making movies and shows — and the Duluth Film Collective is where it will start!

Comment on My Fancy Foreign Car is a Symbol of Why I’m an Idiot by Ramos

I take back what I said last week about a sweet ride. It sounds like a nightmare.

Comment on PDD Quiz Postponed by James Ferguson

Any progress on a new quiz platform?

Comment on Downtown Duluth’s Bullseye building sold by Paul Lundgren

Update from the Duluth News Tribune: Plans for Duluth property still emerging after $2.6 million investment
 
The DNT reports Hall Equities Group purchased the parking lot at 112 E. Superior St. in July for $950,000. It’s the space adjacent to the...

Comment on My Fancy Foreign Car is a Symbol of Why I’m an Idiot by Robert Lillegard

Our family had two old Mercedes at the same time once--1984 and 1990. The 1984 would not turn off when you turned the key and pulled it out. It would just keep on running until you popped the hood and manually flipped an off lever.

But the 1990 ma...

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by jcandrea

You’re getting close on the car. It is a Plymouth Barracuda. It is not a ’69. It could be either a ’67 or ’68, but it’s impossible to tell from that angle (the side marker/reflectors are the only distinguishing characteristics for those two years)...

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by TimK

The angle in the original doesn’t show that swept back as well as the stock pic which made me think it wasn’t a Baracuda. I learned to drive in a ’68, which had a more pronounced curve to the rear window.

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by Paul Lundgren


 

 
1967 Plymouth Berracuda looks like a damn good match.

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by Paul Lundgren


 
Recrops for better comparison. I believe Deck34, Ramos and four ladies on Facebook win the internet today.

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by Bob L

OK… now lets solve the car question -- I believe it’s a 1967 Plymouth Cuda.

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by Ramos

5. Oh, and the southern ridge line matches the ridge line in the old picture very well. It’s a little fuzzier today, since the trees still have their leaves, but it looks right.

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by Ramos

I’d like to change my answer to agree with Deck37 and the majority. I just went out there and snapped a few pictures.
 
1. The ridge on the south end of town is every bit as prominent as the one on the north end. It was only smaller in my mind’s e...

Comment on Photos from the Osterlund Collection, 1950s by Paul Lundgren

This just in …
 

 

 
Modern images of Foshay Tower via the PDD Drone.

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by Paul Lundgren


 
The front grill and bumper of the Dart GTSes on Google image search don’t seem to match.

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by Paul Lundgren

The ridge Ramos mentions is why I was initially thinking north. The ridge on the Wisconsin side of the St. Louis River is less prominent in my mind, but it might be more prominent than we think when the photographer’s angle is just right.
 
The co...

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by TimK

The car looks MOPAR — not quite a Barracuda — maybe it’s the uber-rare Dart GTS. Mannix drove a convertible version in season 2, I think.

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by Ramos

I think your first guess was right. I believe that the photographer was facing east toward Morgan Park and downtown. It’s the big ridge in the background. That’s where Magney-Snively and Skyline Parkway are. When you look toward the other end of G...

Comment on Mystery Photo #53: Commonwealth Avenue? by DECk37

It’s further down, closer to Boy Scout Landing, taken between Peary and Heard Street. (see image)

Comment on Duluth-area Podcasts and Other Audio Productions on the Web by David Grizzly Smith

I appreciate the mention of my little shows. Only some of my content is locally-oriented, of course. I’d love to do more, but I don’t have the contacts for local events. Danny’s show was more local, I used to listen regularly.

Right now I’m rec...

Comment on Duluth-Superior Transit Company Token by Toni Jannetta Monson

The Duluth Street Railway began service in 1883. Small trolley cars, or “dinkies” were pulled by mules…which were replaced by horses in 1889. The token system was introduced in 1922…this is a token.

Comment on My Fancy Foreign Car is a Symbol of Why I’m an Idiot by Sam

My brother had this car. Similar story. Thought he had got himself a deal. It needed constant repairs, and became a money pit. They are famous for being unreliable. It got horrible gas mileage. He is now much happier with his not-luxury Toyo...

Comment on My Fancy Foreign Car is a Symbol of Why I’m an Idiot by vicarious

The design flaw in the environmental control system is that it’s underlying functionality is dependent upon a charged and working air-conditioning system. Without it, the “buttonology” is mostly meaningless. The best you can hope for without getti...

Comment on My Fancy Foreign Car is a Symbol of Why I’m an Idiot by TimK

Take solace in the fact that the nature of technology depends very much upon what the public can be induced to put up with.

Comment on Endion Station will remain open this winter by TimK

Add grated cheese for extra protein. You can jazz up the mixture with just about anything — diced olives, scallions, shallots, celery, etc.

Comment on Endion Station will remain open this winter by TimK

Wildrice burgers are pretty easy to make. You must use real WILD rice, though — not that paddy raised crap from California (or worse- canned!) Cook the rice like you normally would, strain dry and let it cool. You can put it in the fridge for a wh...

Comment on Endion Station will remain open this winter by hbh1

The Kenwood SuperOne has them, over where the other veggie “meat” products are, in the frozen foods section.

Comment on Eldes Corner Spring in Midway Township by Jane Miletich

Well was drilled in the 1940’s by Eli (Ilija) Miletich and one of his sons. Eli was a local well driller and Yugoslav immigrant.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by i_love_duluth

The steps at Chester Bowl. Used to be part of the ski jumps. I walk these often. Very steep.

Comment on Endion Station will remain open this winter by Terry G.

I found the wild rice burgers in the frozen food section at the Hillside Coop.

Comment on Endion Station will remain open this winter by Fitz

I went looking for those frozen wild rice burgers after I heard a rumor about them all summer. I haven’t been able to find them at Mount Royal or the two SuperOne stores I checked at. Does anyone know where they’re being sold? TIA