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Comment on The Fisk Rubber Company, 1920 by Les Locklear

I remember back in the late 60’s it rained so hard one day that even the Catholics were wearing rubbers!

Comment on Bob Monahan launches Downtown Duluth hostel project by Lucie Amundsen

This is so great! People are getting priced out of visiting Duluth — cheers to making this a place everyone can visit.

Comment on Lyric Kitchen and Bar will replace Porter’s by Claire

Has anyone else been here? We visited last weekend and liked the bar area and wish we’d sat there. As for the food — we won’t be dining there again — just drinking. I had salmon with a honey sriracha glaze on it and it was pretty mediocre. My husb...

Comment on Bob Monahan launches Downtown Duluth hostel project by Claire

This is exciting news for downtown Duluth and I wish Bob success! I’ve had friends visiting me in Duluth who can’t afford to stay in hotels, they are so expensive. A hostel is a great idea! This is going to bring more interesting and young people ...

Comment on The Fisk Rubber Company, 1920 by toyota200x

Really interesting. Thanks for posting, Paul.

Comment on The Fisk Rubber Company, 1920 by TimK

I remember walking past that place every Friday after work. There was a liquor store in either the Amemdola Building or maybe further East closer to the Arrow Chevrolet dealership. I got hit by a car one night crossing Washington Avenue by someone...

Comment on The Fisk Rubber Company, 1920 by akjuneau


 
You can see the building in the background of a 1983 photo from this News Tribune Attic post, shortly before it would have been demolished for the freeway extension.
 
At some point during its life, part of the front of the structure was remove...

Comment on Restaurant named Sound will replace the Blind Pig by Northern_Owlbear

I definitely think he should have to suffer the consequences of his abhorrent behavior and actions. But there are ways to do it that don’t also hurt innocent bystanders. Community members such as yourself continue to bring his offenses to the fore...

Comment on Restaurant named Sound will replace the Blind Pig by Sam

Northern Owlbear…

I think your justification might apply to many cases of when ceasing to provide support for a predator will also cut off those the predator supports. Even predators have family, friends, and businesses they support. If we alwa...

Comment on Wunderbar: a new place to eat, stay and play in Grand Marais by Wendi

I am so excited about visiting on my next trip to Grand Marais and want to stay there as well!! I remember going into the Harbor when we stayed across the highway in a cabin for 10 days — one time while visiting it was so humid and hot, which is u...

Comment on Not Bluegrass by Christopher LaForge

Wonderful narrative, friend. Almost too long, but not quite. Almost too personal, but, again -- not quite. Almost good enough for broadway -- HEY this is broadway!

Keep it up.

Love ya.

Comment on UW-Superior drops Halloween axe on 25 academic programs by Paul Lundgren

Here are a pair of quotes from Chancellor Renee Wachter.
 
Duluth News Tribune: “UWS students express frustration over program suspensions
 
In response to a UWS alumnus questioning why he should continue to support the university, Wachter said al...

Comment on Duluth-area Coffee Roasters by Sam

Who is the person who sells her own roasted coffee at the 3rd St Farmers Market during the summer?

Comment on Restaurant named Sound will replace the Blind Pig by Northern_Owlbear

Rod’s problematic actions create an unfortunate issue in a “small” city such as ours. I don’t want to endorse him but I do want to support the many people that I know that work at the establishments that he, in this case unfortunately, owns.

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Comment on UW-Superior drops Halloween axe on 25 academic programs by mbray58

What does the Chancellor say regarding these cuts?

Comment on Restaurant named Sound will replace the Blind Pig by Sam

Remember that Rod Raymond is the sole owner of Just Take Action, which owns Fitger’s Brewhouse, Brewhouse Beer Store, Burrito Union, Rathskeller, Endion Station and the Barrel Room.

Rod Raymond has a fairly long list of sexual harassment allegatio...

Comment on Restaurant named Sound will replace the Blind Pig by Paul Lundgren

Your hat remains ass free. That was added to the story, along with some other information.

Comment on Restaurant named Sound will replace the Blind Pig by jessige

Please tell me that wasn’t there the first time I read it. If it was, sorry for being an asshat.

Comment on Upset Duluth: UWS Edition by Lawrence Lee

The person with the blue hoodie in the background is channeling the classic upset posture. She could teach classes in how to look upset.

Comment on Restaurant named Sound will replace the Blind Pig by Paul Lundgren

The restaurant will be separately owned; the space will be leased from JTA.

Comment on Restaurant named Sound will replace the Blind Pig by jessige

Is it still owned by JTA, or does Chef Moore own it?

Comment on Mystery Photo #56: Duluth Ice Sculpture by Matthijs

Also, from the same article:
 

When the sun melts his sculpture, Hattenberger isn’t sad that his work will not live for posterity.
 
“You have to accept that,” he said. “And that’s hard for some artists. But as long as I have a picture of it befor...

Comment on Mystery Photo #56: Duluth Ice Sculpture by Matthijs

This one seems a little easier than usual. From a January 28, 1988 article in the Washington Post about Engelbert Hattenberger, an ice sculptor from Austria:
 

This is Hattenberger’s third year sculpting in Duluth; he planned to finish a globe and...

Comment on How much ship traffic goes through Superior Entry? by Northern_Owlbear

The Duluth Shipping News might have some information on that. Anecdotally, it looks like a couple of ships in/out every day from Superior.

Comment on The Boat Club Restaurant & Bar to replace Midi by Paul Lundgren

I still haven’t been to Chippewa Inn, but I can recommend Garmisch Inn Restaurant & Lounge based on one excellent experience. It’s about an hour and a half from Duluth in the outskirts of Cable, Wis.

Comment on Duluth: Birthplace of pie à la mode? by Alison Moffat

Some further reading on the origin of pie a la mode that reviews some of the sources cited in Wikipedia. Curiouser and curiouser:

Grammarphobia: How pie became à la mode