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Comment on Duluth’s Merry Inn Tavern (Net Results) by Paul Lundgren

In the June 9, 1923 issue of the Duluth Rip-saw, Mike Michelizzi faces the poison pen of the paper’s publisher, John L. Morrison.

Comment on Old Softball Field in Midway Township by Scott Heikkinen

I remember watching softball games at this Nopeming location in the mid-1960s. There was a county fast pitch league at the time comprised of teams from Solway Township, Hermantown, Esko, and Midway Township. There may have been more teams but I ca...

Comment on Obituary of Peter S. Svenson, Minnesota’s Rogue Historian by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

@Chester Knob: I’m sure Svenson would have appreciated your comments, thanks for treating this with the dignity it deserves.

Comment on Obituary of Peter S. Svenson, Minnesota’s Rogue Historian by VJMC

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Comment on Old Softball Field in Midway Township by Matthew James

The 2016 Midway Township Comprehensive Plan states “The township has maintained a baseball field and open area recreational space on the former Nopeming property.” Perhaps in the next plan that will be changed to “had maintained.” Baseball fields ...

Comment on Old Softball Field in Midway Township by Matthew James

There’s an old baseball field up there too, now with a bit of an obstacle course for the base runners.

Comment on Obituary of Peter S. Svenson, Minnesota’s Rogue Historian by Chester Knob

In the future, there will only be The Richardson. All else will have been subsumed.

Comment on Obituary of Peter S. Svenson, Minnesota’s Rogue Historian by Chester Knob

The profoundly self-referential nature of Richardson’s posts raise questions: is he trying to create some sort of Richardson Output Time Loop? Is he attempting to fold reality in upon itself, so that only the Story of Richardson is left to witness...

Comment on Obituary of Peter S. Svenson, Minnesota’s Rogue Historian by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

@VJMC: I think Svenson would have loved your tribute. I also called him Pete. “Pete, BABY!” I would say like he was a star. But I normally refer to him in print as Svenson, a habit of mine. Like, you wouldn’t refer to Thomas Edison as Thomas you k...

Comment on Obituary of Peter S. Svenson, Minnesota’s Rogue Historian by VJMC

So so so sorry to hear. Rest in peace Pete. I was fortunate to have met Pete early in my Duluth tenure, spring of 2017. I stumbled across a lecture of his in the events section of the Duluth Reader promising to unravel the mystery of Germany’s pla...

Comment on Old Softball Field in Midway Township by David Beard

There is a similarly abandoned basketball court (I think) at the end of 13th off Piedmont, just passed the end of the cul de sac.

Comment on Duluth Incline Magic Lantern Glass Slides from 1893 by Ramos

Very interesting. John L. Morrison moved to Duluth in 1893, fresh from the dusty plains of Nebraska. I’m sure he saw these exact views.

Comment on Duluth reconsidering mandated parking minimums by runningman

Utopia is great when you have a sidewalk not covered in 6 feet of snow. Vehicles and roads will never be replaced with bicycle paths. Americans like to move. Vehicles allow us to go camping, they move our lumber and food, they pick up our garbage,...

Comment on List of Duluth Authors from Duluth Public Library Vertical File by Ghist1

Thanks, David! Duluth newspapers are still NOT available digitally at all between 1922 and 1995, so if someone needs an article about a person or topics from that time, the extensive clipping files at the Duluth Public Library is a good first plac...

Comment on West Duluth theater project moves forward, seeks city loan by aluminumpork

This is great news for that street! I hope revitalization continues. Now what’s going to happen with Ganucci’s and Jade Fountain? They’ve left a gaping hole.

One thing that would help the district is redesigning Central Ave with pedestrians in mi...

Comment on West Duluth theater project moves forward, seeks city loan by Paul Lundgren

The grant is from the Duluth Economic Development Authority to the Duluth 1200 Fund in the amount of $150,000, pending approval of the Duluth City Council.

The Duluth 1200 Fund would then use that money and its own funds to loan Paladin Properties...

Comment on West Duluth theater project moves forward, seeks city loan by David Beard

I have a hard time tracing what is a grant (not repaid) and what is a loan (to be repaid) in this story.

Comment on Duluth reconsidering mandated parking minimums by aluminumpork

@Chester Knob

To be clear, Duluth isn’t unique in this respect. Many cities post WWII made the decision to reorient their development to the car, and the urban renewal projects and suburban sprawl that followed were very car-centric, or car-only. ...

Comment on Low fights for rights to master recordings by T. Heinonen

This has long been a problem for many musicians. I know of a few friends and fellow musicians who entered into a contract with a “Big Time” recording label and regretted the conditions they had signed into and couldn’t wait to get out of the contr...

Comment on His Body by Chris Mitchell (he, him, his)

Anna, you have a fabulous voice in your writing. I am especially touched by this story of your Dad’s decent into the abyss of Alzheimer’s Disease. My Mom succumbed to the madness in 9/10/11, and my best friend/surrogate father finally surrendered...

Comment on Ladies’ Literature Class of Duluth by David Beard

This is just a sliver of what Gina, the Duluth Public Library’s local history person, has shared with me about this cool group.

Comment on Ladies’ Literature Class of Duluth by Tony D.

Great stuff, David—what would we do without UMD’s Special Collections & Archives? From scanning the names, I can tell you that many of the women listed were the wives and daughters of high-powered Duluthians, including former mayor Charles d’Autre...

Comment on Duluth reconsidering mandated parking minimums by Chester Knob

“One could argue that Duluth’s policies that hyper-prioritize the automobile are one of the root causes of our systemic budget woes.”

How so?

Comment on Duluth reconsidering mandated parking minimums by aluminumpork

These proposed changes are a great step in the right direction. I hope it makes it through city council with flying colors. Parking (especially unused) is such a wasteful land use, and free or cheap parking only serves to incentivize driving. One ...

Comment on Duluth reconsidering mandated parking minimums by Matthew James

For anyone interested in the research supporting the elimination of minimum parking requirements, the book The High Cost of Free Parking examines the issue in a brisk 700 pages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Cost_of_Free_Parking

Comment on Mystery Photo: The Ritcheys by Paul Lundgren

Is this Perfect Duluth Day’s first episode of Six Degrees of Zimmerman?

Comment on PDD Video Lab: Visit to Duluth, June 1967 by PJ2013

I enjoyed this so much! I left Duluth in 1966 and was gone for 10 years, so older photos of Duluth are always so interesting to me. Thanks for posting this! A nice trip down Memory Lane.

Comment on Mystery Photo: The Ritcheys by Matthew James

Bob Dylan’s father was born in 1911 and Bob Dylan himself in 1941 when his family lived at 519 N. Third Ave. E. If that is Jonah and Elibeth, depending on how long they lived and when Abram Zimmerman bought the house next door, then that might be ...

Comment on Guide to Duluth-area Podcasts in 2021 by Paul Lundgren

New as of July 26:

Supernatural Park
Former park ranger Amy Sturz presents stories about strange creatures and the joy of in being in nature.
Available on: supernaturalpark.com | Apple Podcasts | Player FM

Duluth News Tribune story: “Duluth-based...

Comment on Mystery Photo: The Ritcheys by Chester Knob

Late 40s? Harrumph! Jon and Lis are no older than 23 in this photograph.

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