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Comment on Exploring Oregon Creek Tunnel by PJ2013

That was so amazing! I never knew the tunnel existed. My heart was pounding. Loved it!

Comment on Perfect Duluth Day Outdoor Summer Concert Primer 2022 by Paul Lundgren

Also just announced: Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival, Aug. 26-27, will have live music by Big Wave Dave and the Ripples, A Band Called Truman and more.

Comment on Ripped at Burn’s Bar in 2002 by Beverly Godfrey

Slim, please tell me who you are. I won’t tell.

Comment on Robin Droppings by Beate Ellis

I am taking care of three, very hot here lately and were abandoned, did not think they would live … about half dead from the heat and starved, I was prepared to do away with them if not better, but next morning they were still alive. I have bought...

Comment on Perfect Duluth Day Outdoor Summer Concert Primer 2022 by Paul Lundgren

Bonus props to the Honey Bee Festival at the Oldenburg House in Carlton, Aug. 5-6, which announced today that Lanue and Ingeborg von Agassiz have been added to the list of Saturday night bands. And Friday night will be all jazz.

Comment on YouTube reviewer does not like Duluth Trading Co. boots by Helmut Flaag

There’s a shocker. I had no idea from the moment I stepped in that place it was all outsourced Malaysian sweat labor garbage stamped with the lumbersexual seal of approval.

Comment on Duluth Flood Skateboarding by shiny_simon

Definitely a making lemonade out of lemons situation.

Comment on Blacklist Brewing Company new location flythrough by Helmut Flaag

LMFAO. You literally have someone sitting right behind him as he’s drawing the ax backward. What could possibly go wrong sober let alone hammered?

Comment on Washington Post: Duluth a “mountain biking paradise” by Helmut Flaag

Nice. That article should turn the density of snobs and gapers up to eleven.

OK, so then let’s establish some new rules for the trail shall we? If you’re riding solo, you don’t have to yell out SOLO or SINGLE to every rider you pass. Let’s just h...

Comment on “Duluth’s Most Mighty”: Duluth mention on “The Boys” by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

I would argue (and I will in an upcoming Saturday Essay) that Duluth MN has been synonymous with “the middle of nowhere” ever since Proctor Knott’s famous speech in 1871, “The Untold Delights of Duluth.” It was a savage satire that alternately mad...

Comment on Washington Post: Duluth a “mountain biking paradise” by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

Important to note Duluth is the first city mentioned, and the text is effusive:

Duluth, Minn.: Mountain biking paradise
Population: 84,904.
Just six areas on earth have earned the top-tier gold-level Ride Center designation from the International...

Comment on “Duluth’s Most Mighty”: Duluth mention on “The Boys” by Christopher E

I agree with Paul. I used to live in Duluth Minn., now I live close to Duluth Ga. Duluth, Ga. doesn’t compare!

Also … The Boys is amazing! Haven’t seen this episode yet but now I’m even more excited!

Comment on Trampled by Turtles – “It’s So Hard to Hold On” by Paul Lundgren

Thanks Walt! The info on the post has now been updated.

Comment on Trampled by Turtles – “It’s So Hard to Hold On” by Walt Dizzo

Jenny Lewis is no longer playing. The Jayhawks have taken her place.

Comment on “Duluth’s Most Mighty”: Duluth mention on “The Boys” by Paul Lundgren

This post is part of an ongoing series and it has been acknowledged several times on previous posts that the whole thing is silly. We enjoy silliness.

The other Duluths are named after our Duluth, so our Duluth is the Duluth. That has been covere...

Comment on “Duluth’s Most Mighty”: Duluth mention on “The Boys” by Saintsmack

Hey genius, you do realize that there is more than one Duluth? Your self centeredness is amazing. Oh my god, they talked about my town. Rather than writing an article about how you town was maybe mentioned, try writing to your city council members...

Comment on View in the City of Duluth Circa 1872 by Tony D.

Branch’s Hall was essentially “behind” grain Elevator A between Fourth and Fifth avenues east along Superior Street, lower side.

Comment on View in the City of Duluth Circa 1872 by Matthijs

Branch Hall might be there but too blurry to make out clearly. The address in the link you gave put it at 416 E. Superior St. and in this photo from around 1875 you can see the top of that closest building from a perspective that shows a bit more ...

Comment on View in the City of Duluth Circa 1872 by Ghist1

It seems like Branch’s Hall, Duluth’s first brick building, must be in the photo; I thought it was the clearly visible first building, but the other photos place it closer to the elevator.

Comment on Duluth aerial photos, then and now, compared and combined by Matthijs

Good catch. The photos labeled 2021 were indeed accessed through Google in 2021 but the actual image capture dates might be earlier. For the final UMD image, Google Earth says the photo was taken on August 5, 2016.

Comment on Duluth aerial photos, then and now, compared and combined by hamptonio

The “2021” UMD shot at the end isn’t really from 2021; its missing the Heikkila Chemistry & Advanced Materials Science Building, which was completed in 2019. When I look on Google Maps, it still doesn’t have it. even though the image is captioned ...

Comment on Best wolf pup howls from Voyageurs National Park by Kodiak

Love this. Like “The Little Engine That Could.”

Comment on Minnesota Historia: The Root Beer Lady by Kodiak

Thanks for uploading this. I’m going to visit the museum dedicated to her in Ely this summer. I’m really looking forward to it.

Comment on Have you seen Rollo, the Limit? by Sara Sha

Great photos! I would find it daunting to have set it up to precise specifications time after time after time in place after place after place. But from what we know of George, he was determined. Thanks for sharing!

Comment on Have you seen Rollo, the Limit? by Paul Lundgren

Nice find! I have the four pics broken out individually here just to get a better look at them.

Comment on Have you seen Rollo, the Limit? by Matthijs

Thanks for that. I enjoyed your interpretation of the facts as much as the facts themselves. The Twitter page of the State Historical Society of North Dakota has some nice action shots of George reaching for the limit, but no mention of his extrao...

Comment on Duluth aerial photos, then and now, compared and combined by Matthijs

I had a specific request to show more detail around the library/Civic Center, so I’ve updated the post with a couple of additional images.

Comment on For the Little People: The mysterious miniature village on Madeline Island by fisherboy64

I was there in 1968. My girl friend knew about it as she had worked at Chateau Madeline a few summers. Magical I’ll never forget it

Comment on Duluth aerial photos, then and now, compared and combined by Matthijs

Thanks -- I appreciate your appreciation -- it was actually a bit more work than I thought it would be when I first had the idea but it was also kind of fun seeing everything line up just right.

Comment on Mystery Photo #93: A Hard Day by Paul Lundgren

Another Penny Arcade / Post Card Shop shot from a well, this time with a phone number on the back — Melrose 3720 — which was a legit number in Duluth circa the early 1900s.

Comment on Duluth aerial photos, then and now, compared and combined by Nick

I really enjoyed this -- Thank you for putting in the effort. Also love the additional background on Morgan Park/US Steel.

Comment on Ripped in Superior’s East End in 2002 by Matthijs

Given the state of its neighbors in 2011, it’s not so surprising The Office closed in 2015, but it does look like it was a pretty great place to get a drink.

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