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Comment on Watch Spike the Lake Superior Zoo porcupine dance by Helmut Flaag

“Positive reinforcement training.” Lol. Like in Clockwork Orange? Somebody needs to shoot that thing in the head and put it out of its misery. I guess in the classic American sense of values, at least it puts on a good show. Old Faithful. Somehow ...

Comment on Watch Spike the Lake Superior Zoo porcupine dance by Paul Lundgren

Sorry, Ramos. Allow PDD to make it up to you with 3 hours, 17 minutes and 14 seconds of scintillating excitement.

Comment on Watch Spike the Lake Superior Zoo porcupine dance by Ramos

Thirty seconds of my life have just been irretrievably lost. Please don’t do that again.

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by The Big E

HBH is right--Duluth “traffic” is hardly worth mentioning. I’ve lived here long enough that I do catch myself getting agitated about it periodically, but the reality is that there’s nothing like a crisis.

Moving London to two lanes was a great st...

Comment on Wolvin Building in Duluth, Minn. by GTR

Interesting postmark. Sault Ship Canal, Ontario. “The Soo”

Comment on R.I.P. Lester Park Elementary by Steve Olson

Wow! How sad to think of all the wonderful memories. My four older siblings, myself and my younger brother all attended Lester Park. Mr. Lane was the principal when I started and Mr. Simmons was there when I left. I was at L.P. from 1962 to ’68. K...

Comment on Thanks, Duluth. by leikanger

And of course it is important the U.S. Supreme Court denied the city’s petition for certiorari. 128 S.Ct. 711 (2007).

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by hbh1

It quite literally takes me 10 minutes to get from my home just off Woodland and Oxford St. to the airport. I do it almost daily, and during “rush hour” (SNORT) traffic both ways, traveling Woodland, Arrowhead and Rice Lake Road. Even during the...

Comment on Thanks, Duluth. by vicarious

I am disputing the citation, citing Pagan v. Fruchey:

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals en banc determined that a city may not prohibit people from posting “For Sale” signs on parked cars. Pagan v. Fruchey, 492 F.3d 766 (6th Cir. 2007). The villa...

Comment on Thanks, Duluth. by leikanger

Here is a link to the city’s Parking Ticket Appeal site.

Note appeal has to be made within 10 days of ticket, so you are probably getting pretty close. In dispute section indicate the ordinance is unconstitutional and a violation of your first ame...

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by Endion

First off, thanks for all the comments! I brought it up because of that study stating that access to the mall area from the East End and beyond of town needed to be addressed. If I remember right most of the experts said that Central Entrance shou...

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by Mags

I love the two lanes of traffic on London Rd. It’s not any slower, but it’s a lot saner. Left-turn lanes mean you’re not either stuck behind someone trying to make a turn or veering into the right lane and cutting off traffic and slowing everythi...

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by hbh1

Piedmont is Highway 53 to the Iron Range. Woodland-Arrowhead is the highway to…. where exactly? That crazy busy (ha!) international airport of ours plus a sparsely populated industrial park … ? Island Lake? Please.

Besides, general traffic engi...

Comment on Reporting Burnt Out Streetlights in Duluth by hbh1

There are lots of them out in my neighborhood since the Big Blow, and I think it’s wonderful, because *stars*.

Comment on Sixteen years on the Superior Hiking Trail: Introduction by Niff Bimrod

“The closer you come to death…the bigger the adrenaline rush.” Amen, brother.
The winter of 84-85 found me in Park City, UT with my Kneissl skis and Burton Performer. The skis served a purpose in that ski patrol used me for final sweep on Jupiter ...

Comment on Reporting Burnt Out Streetlights in Duluth by wildknits

“For everyone’s future reference, all wood poles are Minnesota Power’s responsibility, so you can call them for wood poles’ light problems. The City of Duluth’s poles are metal, and you can call or email us to report problems. Lisa Potswald, Direc...

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by Karasu

How would anyone get out of their driveways? How would anyone get in and out of local businesses?

They certainly need to fix the timing of the lights, though. Especially Woodland/Arrowhead and Woodland/Snively.

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by taigagreen

Expanding roadways is not always the answer to road congestion. Perhaps someone should accept the fact that there’s an increased demand (mostly among younger generations, like myself) for roads to be more accommodating to pedestrians and cyclists ...

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by Chris

That would make 19th the new 21st. Which frankly has already happened.

Build for people, not cars!

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by Dave Sorensen

Have you ever stood near Piedmont as the big trucks are jake-braking down that hill? The noise is horrendous. Building bigger roads to relieve congestion is like loosening your belt to lose weight.

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by Joel

Why not? NO!, Hell NO! I live just off of Arrowhead and trying to make a left turn onto Arrowhead is near impossible! How about you change the speed limit in YOUR neighborhood to 45 mph? What? you have kids! On bikes? Who want to play outside? Too...

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by wildknits

* I have a copy of the blueprint handed out to residents on the advisory committee indicating a speed limit of 30 mph. And distinctly remember asking about this during the lead up to the rebuild as I, and my family, used the bus as our primary tra...

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by wildknits

As someone who lives just off of Highway 53 / Piedmont Avenue I can tell you living an a “highway” sucks. We have lived in our house a block off Piedmont for 20 years. Since the rebuild:

-- noise levels from traffic are so high it is difficult to...

Comment on Why can’t 21st Avenue East, Woodland and Arrowhead be a highway like Piedmont? by Paul Lundgren

I think the problem might be that Piedmont Avenue was part of Trunk Highway 53 before the reconstruction and the project costed $32-million in 12-years-ago money.

Also there is only about a 100-foot swath on 21st Avenue East between the houses on...

Comment on A special primary election day message from the guy in Cotton who reminds us we’re all a bunch of toys by Olivia Feierabend

Are even the smaller, quieter communities founded on traditionality and freethinking, now brainwashed enough to pretend that our government is completely honest, trustworthy, and has everyone’s best interests at heart? Plus isn’t it always the “cr...

Comment on Whack Job Yard Art: Can I Get an Extension? by Olivia Feierabend

I bet if any of you guys actually took the time to know who he was before speaking on it, you’d know he’s actually extremely intelligent and educated on the matters he expresses his opinions about and beyond all that, is a pretty awesome guy and g...

Comment on A special primary election day message from the guy in Cotton who reminds us we’re all a bunch of toys by Renee Kavon

The elusive freedom fighter, the whack job, whatever you choose to call him is actually a decent, kind and intelligent man who uses his freedom of speech privilege to address issues that concern him. I know him personally so I’m not making assu...

Comment on Duluth’s Best Bread celebrates one year by Judy Ecker Budreau

It really is the best bread. We eat a loaf a week. Family and friends in the Cities ask us to bring loaves down…

Comment on Duluth’s Best Bread celebrates one year by GTR

Their “poptarts” were incredible! (If you’re into that sort of sugar and butter recreational thing)

Comment on Thanks, Duluth. by leikanger

Try taking the ticket to the City Attorney’s Office and see if they will dismiss it. 33-90 is clearly unconstitutional having been enacted before the U.S Supreme Court determined that commercial speech is protected by the First Amendment. 33-92 ...

Comment on Mystery Photo #41: Bonnie Gardens by hbh1

It was very trendy in the early part of the 20th century to name your cabin or second home (in imitation of the very rich, who named their homes things like “Glensheen” and “La Cuesta Encantada.” (Which is what Hearst named his castle, meaning The...