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Comment on List of songs with “Duluth” in the lyrics or title by Paul Lundgren

“They’re Never Wrong” by the Little Black Books was mentioned above, but it never actually mentions Duluth by name. Cloquet is mentioned by name. Aladdin’s Castle and Pizza Luce are mentioned by name. But the word “Duluth” isn’t in there.

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

Gina also found that the photographer at the Penny Arcade in Duluth was Thomas Furniss, who later moved into the realm of moving pictures and was manager of Duluth’s Rex Theatre, later the Garrick, which was probably the first theater in town to ...

Comment on Mystery Photo #93: A Hard Day by Gina Temple-Rhodes

And this lovely lady was visiting the OTHER well, somewhere. But no one seems to have mailed the darn cards!

Comment on Mystery Photo #93: A Hard Day by Gina Temple-Rhodes

There is also this well photo, but it, like the others, lists both Duluth and MSP on the back.

Comment on Ken Bloom’s Retirement Party by Eric Chandler

Thanks for the pics, David! My kid was on the piano.

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

A potential lead on determining if the location is Duluth or Minneapolis:

Comparing the mystery photo in this post with a mystery photo from a previous post shows there were two different wishing wells. It’s possible either location had two wish...

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by Dave Sorensen

Last year I was walking across Congdon and came upon the rare sight of several junk cars sitting in a yard. I had to laugh, because, it being Congdon, all the old junkers were Audis.

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by Steph

The modern east-sider will also follow up the call to the police with a pearl-clutching post on Nextdoor. I love those posts. “I left my laptop, cell, and a $5000 bicycle in my unlocked car and someone STOLE them! Can you believe it!” (And, no, I’...

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by Paul Lundgren

I certainly did not forget Morgan Park was a high school long ago, it just wasn’t convenient to the narrative. At that time there were five Duluth high schools. Don’t forget Cathedral. Well, actually, go ahead and forget Cathedral. It’s OK to forg...

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by Mark Medelbo

Why is it that people seem to forget we once had 4 high schools. As a graduate of Morgan Park HS I find this annoying.

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by Karl

Guess I’m guilty as charged as a cakeater. Grew up in Lakeside, now live in the Endion grey zone. Called in an abandoned car that was improperly alternate side-parked after it sat there for three days.

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by Les Locklear

“I’m still afraid to go out to W. Duluth.”

Yeah, the ghosts of the Raleigh St. gang would be keeping an eye out for you, Bob Whisky maybe even Bobo Galeski. They loved cake eaters.

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by Toivo

All of this rings very true. I was raised on the Hillside (we once bought a ’57 Chevy from an old lady and “worked on it” in a vacant lot near where the coop is now, for a summer, getting big kids to break the lugnuts for us, etc. Eventually it di...

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by Paul Lundgren

I can’t speak for all neighborhoods on this one, but in West Duluth it’s a creek if you know the proper name of it, like Kingsbury Creek or Keene Creek, but if it’s a little waterway that you don’t know or can’t remember the name of, it then becom...

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by pats

I love using the word “crick”. I haven’t heard it used that way in years! Is it also a neighborhood thing? In the east end, I’m pretty sure we call them “creeks” This is a wonderful article -- thank you!

Comment on Dividing Duluth: The Abandoned Car Test by Arlene Jarvis Johnson

This was an interesting read. Having been raised on the west end of Duluth and raising our kids on the east end, I would agree that there are different cultures in the various neighborhoods of Duluth. Having said that.. it is an entirely different...

Comment on The Old Riverside Store & Auditorium by [email protected]

My grandad and father owned the Riverside store building. My granddad was CG (Speed) Lindquist a Duluth Lawyer. He must have acquired the building right after WWII. As noted there were 4, 2 bedroom apartments on the upper level. My grandparents ...

Comment on The Slice: Superior Street Reconstruction Phase II by Northern_Owlbear

“The Slice” has been one of my favorite things to come out of WDSE in recent memory.

Comment on Duluth Trivia Deck Sampler #14 by David Beard

I’ll be back to post answers next week.

Comment on Duluth Trivia Deck Sampler #7 by Jacob Jacobson

I was seated next to Earl Henton, KDAL-TV’s news director at the time, when Heatwave came into the studio for his “audition.” Berler was nervous as a cat, never having been in front of a camera before that day. The “Heater” as he would later be ca...

Comment on KUMD station manager position still in limbo by Northern_Owlbear

When I read about this situation last week I wrote an email to the Chancellor, relevant VCs, and the local Regents. I would encourage anyone who listens to KUMD to do so as well. The CPB grant is vital, but even more so is having a strong staffi...

Comment on Duluth Trivia Deck Sampler #12 by Matthijs

I’m not sure if anyone knows what those five stars represent. The Saver’s question is probably referring to the eleven (very small) stars that are around the left-side barrel of wheat and those represent the eleven original townships. But the rath...

Comment on Mystery Photo #92: Minnesota Slip Drawbridge by Steph

It looks like a structure is being torn down in the Paulucci Building side lot, and the backhoe is still in use. That should help nail it down.

Comment on Duluth Trivia Deck Sampler #12 by Paul Lundgren

Let me be the first to admit I have no idea what those five stars represent.

Comment on Duluth Urban Forest Architecture by Northern_Owlbear

The Ewoks have finally developed light-speed engines of there own.

Comment on Gallery of Defunct Duluth Literary and Arts ’Zines by Paul Lundgren

And I can’t find my copies of Detrimental Information by John and Luke Holden.

Comment on Gallery of Defunct Duluth Literary and Arts ’Zines by Paul Lundgren

David, thanks for reminding me of the All Black Zine. I failed to pick up a copy when it was in circulation and then it slipped out of my mind. I’ve added it to the post now.

Comment on Gallery of Defunct Duluth Literary and Arts ’Zines by David Beard

And I want to read this:

I’ve Been to Duluth
Creator: Alexandra Rose Stillman
Place of Publication: Minneapolis, MN, U.S.
Abstract: Sketches of the author’s most recent visit to the North Shore, Lake Superior.

Comment on Gallery of Defunct Duluth Literary and Arts ’Zines by David Beard

Shout-out to the Jefferson People’s House, the last place I knew in Duluth where one could buy cool zines.

Comment on Does anyone have any info on the pioneer behind the name of the Lester River? by Tony D.

Another issue with Mr. Leicester’s claim is that he was just 17 years old in 1854 when he says he built his and Nettleton’s cabins and it would be highly unlikely that he ventured to the wilderness by himself to set up a copper mine at that age. F...

Comment on Does anyone have any info on the pioneer behind the name of the Lester River? by Paul Lundgren

This topic has come up twice before on Perfect Duluth Day. The first time was in a 2011 post about a lost dog in the Lakeside neighborhood, and spun out of a discussion that resulted after the dog was found.

The second time was in the 2012 post “W...

Comment on Nine final designs chosen for new Duluth flag; voting underway by duluthperson

The one with wavy lines…
“My connection with Duluth is via internet…Of course I know the city already because of being the hometown of Bob Dylan.”

Sigh. Eyeroll emoji here.