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Comment on Mystery Photo #96: Unknown Building by Linda Mae Mollenhoff

It’s 223 Bates Avenue in East St. Paul. Yes, it’s still there.

Comment on West Duluth bar scene adding Boreal House by Paul Lundgren

There are some comments on Facebook suggesting West Duluth has too many bars and the alcohol market might be over saturated. I would point out that in the past 13 years three West Duluth bars have closed — Charlie’s Club (2006), Clubhouse Bar at S...

Comment on Bob Dylan: Duluth Ski Bum? by Paul Lundgren

Louie Kemp’s memoir, Dylan and Me: 50 Years of Adventures, seems to validate McGuinn’s story and specifies the location as Spirit Mountain.

From the Duluth News Tribune article “Dylan went skiing at Spirit Mountain? Friend’s memoir dishes about t...

Comment on West Duluth bar scene adding Boreal House by toyota200x

Great news! Thanks for the article. I really enjoy PDD for finding out what is new/changing in Duluth.

Comment on More vinyl from Gabriel’s Used Bookstore by Helmut Flaag

Not being able to edit my own comments makes me want to hammer my own cock. Usually when I realize the mistake after sending, there is heard a loud curse word. One of the biggest mistakes I make as a writer is word repetition. In this case the off...

Comment on Movies at West Theater by David Beard

Hi,

I will respectfully disagree.

First, to compare the Guthrie, Orpheum, and State Theaters to the Norshor is unfair. The Orpheum and State host traveling shows analogous to those at the DECC. The Guthrie shows regionally- to nationally-respec...

Comment on Movies at West Theater by [email protected]

Okay, as someone who frequents the Norshor and is originally from the Twin Cities where I consistently attended shows at the Guthrie, Orpheum, State and History Theaters I have to vehemently disagree with your analysis of other local theaters, the...

Comment on All hail Duluth’s new flag by Ramos

The creators of the alternative state flag seem fine with the similarities. Here is a letter that one of them sent to the Duluth City Council today.

To: City of Duluth

During two 1989 legislative hearings, Mr. Lee Herold and I proposed that Minnes...

Comment on The Good Ship Ridiculous by Karen Erickson Freudenreich

I enjoyed reading your story. We all get so involved in the “must dos” of our lives that we forget to stop and smell the flowers or relate meaningfully to each other. I will try to remember The Good Ship Ridiculous and the joy it brought you and ...

Comment on More vinyl from Gabriel’s Used Bookstore by Helmut Flaag

It’s amazing how hammering your own dick at the bar for a few laughs becomes the new normal. I’m not talking about you Dave. I’m talking about the big picture here. You become so desperate to find anything of value, decency and normalcy. You’d be ...

Comment on More vinyl from Gabriel’s Used Bookstore by Helmut Flaag

Man, you’d probably hatch a turtle if you found a Whoopee John Wilfahrt or a Dick Hymen there. They need to back whatever’s left there over a cliff off a pickup breaking from 50MPH in reverse.

Comment on Duluth Button Collection by Paul Lundgren

Safety first at Clyde Iron Works!

Comment on Shuggy Ray Smith – “Ruth from Duluth” by Elisa Bohon Yount Wilson

Shuggy Smith and Shuggy Ray Smith were the same person. His actual name was Oscar Chatfield Smith. He wrote many songs but sold the rights to most of them.

Comment on The Good Ship Ridiculous by Andrew Walker Smith

An engaging post and a good investment! 🙂

Comment on The Good Ship Ridiculous by Lin Salisbury

How fun, Lucie. Sometimes a good distraction is just the trick.

Comment on Northern Cold Storage & Warehouse Co. by Paul Lundgren

Ah ha! Yeah, I didn’t catch that the advertisement was a different perspective on the building, shot from the water with the hillside in the background.

Comment on Northern Cold Storage & Warehouse Co. by Gina Temple-Rhodes

Just one side was curved… the other side (shown in the advertisement) was flat. I actually went looking for the aerial views because I couldn’t get the bearings of why the water would be on both sides of the building… makes sense when seen from ab...

Comment on Northern Cold Storage & Warehouse Co. by Paul Lundgren

Indeed, the present-day Bayfront Park area must have been the location. It gets a little tricky to match stuff up in that area with all the changes over the years, but focusing in carefully on the aerial photos does tell us what we want to know.

I...

Comment on Quitter by Dave Sorensen

This is excellent. Would that everyone trying to balance their lives had your level of self-awareness. Here are a couple of (controversial?) books from outside the conventional treatment world:
“A A — Cult or Cure” by Charles Bufe, and “Resisting ...

Comment on Northern Cold Storage & Warehouse Co. by Gina Temple-Rhodes

I think this location might have been closer to present-day Bayfront. The origin of the photos in this piece on streets.mn isn’t listed, but they show the evolution of the space. Interesting to see the fishing boats and net-drying reel in the rig...

Comment on Postcard from West Superior Street by Paul Lundgren

It was toward the end of 1995 when the switch was made to angled parking and two lanes of traffic on Superior Street. I thought at the time that it was going to be a disaster, with cars jammed up behind buses at bus stops and people backing out of...

Comment on Postcard from West Superior Street by Steph

Four lanes of traffic, plus parking. Glory days.

Comment on Mystery Photo #96: Unknown Building by Matthijs

Duluth building or not, I’m appreciative of the definitive answer. I recruited a friend to spend a small amount of time with me yesterday to look at synagogues in hilly U.S. cities because I thought the best way to prove it wasn’t Duluth would be ...

Comment on Mystery Photo #96: Unknown Building by Paul Lundgren

It seems we have a solve on this one, and … spoiler alert … it’s not a Duluth building.

An email today from Andy Matson notes:

That building is the Schornstein Grocery and Saloon building in St Paul. Dayton’s Bluff. 707 Wilson Ave East and 223 Bat...

Comment on Mystery Photo #96: Unknown Building by Chad S

For whatever reason, I get a real St. Paul vibe from this photo. Particularly with the hills and structure style, the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood or thereabouts jumps out at me. No current St. Paul synagogues seem to match (at least based on my qu...

Comment on Mystery Photo #96: Unknown Building by Gina Temple-Rhodes

Also, what about Duluth’s fire hydrants? Were they ever painted that color? Somehow looks unfamiliar.

Comment on Mystery Photo #96: Unknown Building by Paul Lundgren

I am also leaning toward this not being a Duluth image. There’s something about the slope of the street in front of the building that makes it look a lot like an East Hillside avenue, but still …