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Comment on Population of Duluth: 1860 to 2000 by Steve E Knight

I like Duluth and the area very much. Lived in and around from 1970 to 1992. But at that time the population was nose diving at a 45 degree angle. The city was very apathetic, and defeatist. But now it seems to be finally recovering a bit. Bu...

Comment on PDD Quiz: Murals of Superior by Tom Bogan

What a surprise to see the twin ports murals here. I’m Thomas Bogan and I painted the mural on Jerry’s Old Town Bar & Grill in Superior’s East End on Second Street in 1987 or thereabouts. Jerry Kruger (owner) had only one concern: How long will it...

Comment on Even Good Dogs are Still Dogs by Helmut Flaag

One more thought since I know y’all like happy endings, that dog actually went mental because it never got walked or properly cared for, and was proudly rehomed in the country. So while it’s not quite true to say there’s no such thing as a bad dog...

Comment on Even Good Dogs are Still Dogs by Helmut Flaag

As a dog lover myself, I should clarify. Some would say, geez Helmet, that’s a little harsh, putting a dog’s head on a pole for dramatic effect? To this I would add, these particular problem animal lovers had already been sued once after their bea...

Comment on Even Good Dogs are Still Dogs by Helmut Flaag

I mean, not to constantly bring this back to goats for kids in Africa, but indeed how many goats could Arlo’s training have bought? This is where Americans struggle with reality. To give you credit where due, he was a rescue. But at what point is ...

Comment on Even Good Dogs are Still Dogs by Helmut Flaag

Great lover and cuddler, then tears off a piece of your ear. Sounds like my college girlfriend.

Excellent synopsis on the complexities of dogs and people. Seems like too many have read that book Why it’s Bad to Ever say No to your Dog. How it defe...

Comment on Peerless Auto Body Fire by Paul Lundgren

Sweeping in nine years later with a Zinsmaster ad graphic from 1920.

Comment on Selective Focus: Virtual Cinema from the Zinema by Dave Sorensen

Maybe they can screen “Masque of the Red Death,” in which “Prince Prospero and his court are indifferent to the sufferings of the population at large; they intend to await the end of the plague in luxury and safety behind the walls of their secure...

Comment on Muddy Trails and COVID-19: Duluth Hiking in Spring 2020 by Paul Lundgren

And yet another update: The city of Duluth has closed West Skyline Parkway from Twin Ponds to the Enger Park Golf Course parking lot, including Hank Jensen Drive, to vehicular traffic. Parking is available at Twin Ponds and the Enger Park Golf Co...

Comment on Muddy Trails and COVID-19: Duluth Hiking in Spring 2020 by Paul Lundgren

Another update: I added Old State Highway 1 to the list. This is a very short trail, and it’s noisy due to its proximity to I-35, and there is a lot of deer turds on it, but it is a dry paved trail that provides a change of scenery from the usual ...

Comment on Duluth View from Cascade Park in 1899 by Sara Pajunen

I wonder about the date. I can see the roof of my house (with peak and turret) in this photo, and according to records, the house was built in 1901. So unless the date of construction is incorrect, it must be 1902.

Comment on Do you know? Facts about Duluth from 1920 by Paul Lundgren

Update: It seems the Herald later dropped the numbering scheme and turned the whole idea into an advertising gimmick.

Comment on The Duluth Psychedelic Sermon – UPDATE with Video by Helmut Flaag

Public Service Message: Folks attempting to drive out their Corona Virus fears as they are often wont to do on Seven Bridges Road are encountering a brutal slap of reality that the road block is now at the bottom. Even though there are signs warni...

Comment on Northeastern Minnesota COVID-19 Community Archive Project by Helmut Flaag

The first Saturday night in the history of mankind globally cancelled while Nero’s fiddle gently weeps.

Comment on Who (or what) was Sonny? by Gina Temple-Rhodes

Awww, thanks for trying, Mike! I did look to see if anyone named Sonny or Sonnie had died in MN in 1910; looks like no, if they were a person with that name. Maybe it was a pet?

Comment on The Duluth Psychedelic Sermon – UPDATE with Video by Jacob Jacobson

I had this same type of insight after consuming a hit of Orange Acid without realizing it was a 4-way. I was at Gooseberry Falls State Park with two friends in a similar state of mind. It was late April. We had a huge bonfire going up on the bluff...

Comment on The Duluth Psychedelic Sermon – UPDATE with Video by bhall

“You can’t understand the lake without understanding the sky.” True. True.

Comment on The 2005 Duluth Art Institute Riot by vicarious

“examples include the continual mass repainting of the streets and buildings”

I volunteer for this job.

Comment on Who (or what) was Sonny? by Mike Creger

Mary’s grandson is pretty active online on his family’s history. Looks like we may never find out about old Sonny.

His response:

Thank you for the interesting postcard, apparently from shortly before my grandmother came out to Washington. Unfortu...

Comment on Who (or what) was Sonny? by Gina Temple-Rhodes

I can tell you thanks to the 1910 census that Mary was a 22-year-old public school teacher in 1910, living with her parents. Her father was a night watchman and her mother was a seamstress. She was born in Iowa but her parents were from Switzerlan...

Comment on The 2005 Duluth Art Institute Riot by vicarious

Who has this much free time? Aren’t there chores to do?

Comment on Muddy Trails and COVID-19: Duluth Hiking in Spring 2020 by Paul Lundgren

Update from Duluth Parks and Rec:

In response to reports of unsafe crowding on the Lakewalk, the city of Duluth is encouraging citizens to disperse to other paved trails including three additional trails that the city has made available for immedi...

Comment on Muddy Trails and COVID-19: Duluth Hiking in Spring 2020 by Helmut Flaag

Sing it with me! You picked a poor time to screw me Covid…

Comment on Muddy Trails and COVID-19: Duluth Hiking in Spring 2020 by Dave Sorensen

A new trail etiquette is evolving. Up until today the few people on the Lakewalk stayed well within their lanes. An exception today was a couple jogging two-abreast, ONE IN EACH LANE, as I swerved onto the grass to keep my distance. Bound to rub e...

Comment on Daily Menu: Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub by Paul Lundgren

Note: This post has been updated to reflect new hours of operation at Dubh Linn.

Comment on Muddy Trails and COVID-19: Duluth Hiking in Spring 2020 by Paul Lundgren

Yeah, thanks for mentioning that. I added a parenthetical note there. I was just walking on parts of the Western Waterfront Trail this past weekend and it was difficult to determine whether it was partially closed or totally closed. I think the en...

Comment on Muddy Trails and COVID-19: Duluth Hiking in Spring 2020 by Dave Sorensen

Alas, the Western Waterfront Trail is currently closed.