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Comment on Fourth of July Duluth Hillside citizen fireworks anarchy Coronavirus pandemic 2020 by Paul Lundgren


Same thing on Duluth’s west side. This clip is short; the fireworks went on for an hour.

Comment on Mystery Photo #116: Fourth of July Parade in West Duluth by Paul Lundgren

Mike Michaels mentioned on Facebook that the Standard Oil station first advertised in late July of 1918, and by 1929, it was no longer listed as a Standard station. So he suggests between 1918 and 1928.

But I’ve definitely seen more recent photos ...

Comment on Mystery Photo #116: Fourth of July Parade in West Duluth by Matthijs

Minnesota Reflections has 10 photos from the 1924 West Duluth Fourth of July parade, and the cars seem interchangeable with those seen in the Mystery Photo.

One of those 10 photos is a closer view of the gas station at the center of the Mystery P...

Comment on When principals tried to run Mötley Crüe out of Duluth by Jaysen St.Charles: Studio Eleven

I’ve been going down the Duluth way to witness my favorite bands in concert since I was in grade 6; I’m 38 now. A four-hour road trip from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. A great lakeshore drive along the legendary Highway 61 with stunning views and...

Comment on Smarter than Yeast – “On the Night Train” by Helmut Flaag

I guess it’s a cliche that was so obvious it never really earned its wings. But I always thought/suspected 2020 would offer us a clarity of vision as to leave our heads spinning. Turned out I was more right than I could’ve imagined.

Comment on Happy 17th birthday to us by Bill Nash

Congratulations, Paul, on a job very well done! PDD fills MANY of the huge holes in local coverage on Duluth and surrounding areas, and more to the point is the ONLY coverage of many subjects and events that your competition probably doesn’t know...

Comment on PDD Video Lab: Cruising the Duluth Harbor on the Flame by Paul Lundgren

Are we all supposed to know who the alleged idiot is? Zamfir? James Last? Quentin Tarantino? Please forgive the PDD video lab for so obliviously using such an apparently harmful tune.

By the way, when I Google search “Zamfir idiot” one of the resu...

Comment on Bear with cheeseballs container stuck on head rescued by Helmut Flaag

Actually, a bear stuck inside a Cheeseball container would be a novel mascot for a city that piffled away a few billion dollars of taxpayer money.

Comment on Bear with cheeseballs container stuck on head rescued by Helmut Flaag

Best/cutest news I’ve had all day. Almost wipes away the tragedy we experienced on discovering our brainless leaders of this great city opened Seven Bridges Road to knuckle dragging Americans and Surly Teen Drivers again. Poor decision making skil...

Comment on PDD Video Lab: Cruising the Duluth Harbor on the Flame by Helmut Flaag

Here I thought it was just a harmless Spaghetti Western tune until you informed me of its proximity to one of the dumbest fuck idiots to ever emerge from the land of lost dreams. And no, I’m not talking about Vladimir Donald.

Comment on Short story about PDD blog comments’ infinite recursion of self-referentiality by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

Vicarious: Yeah I know, I appreciate you and your comments

Helmut: your needs are beautiful and natural

Comment on Short story about PDD blog comments’ infinite recursion of self-referentiality by vicarious

It’s cool that Dave Sorensen, Paul Lundgren, David Beard, and I will enjoy this. I think Helmut moved to Hibbing. Burly is so gone it’s nuts.

Comment on Robin Washington interviews Jim Richardson about PDD Confederate essay by vicarious

Next up: Jim Richardson posts on Perfect Duluth Day that Robin Washington interviews Jim Richardson about a post on Perfect Duluth Day.

I always know I’m in for a ride when Richardson posts an essay….

Comment on For Father’s Day I Denounce My White Confederate Heritage by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

Margaret- Thanks so much for your comment -- I appreciate it. You are the second previously unknown relative to pop up in these comments, a wonder to me. I possess a lot of information on some of our shared ancestors in book of Richardson genealog...

Comment on For Father’s Day I Denounce My White Confederate Heritage by Robin Washington interviews Jim Richardson about PDD Confederate essay - Perfect Duluth Day

[…] Robin Washington interviewed me on Wisconsin Public Radio about the essay I wrote for PDD denouncing my Confederate heritage. […]

Comment on PDD Video Lab: Cruising the Duluth Harbor on the Flame by Matthijs

I couldn’t figure out why I kept expecting someone to exact revenge on that family until I realized the music is the theme song from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill.

Comment on Happy 17th birthday to us by Paul Lundgren

We thought you’d never ask! The precise moment of the anniversary is 5:10 p.m. That’s what the timestamp shows on the first post in PDD history.

Thanks Vicarious!

Comment on Happy 17th birthday to us by vicarious

5:10? Why not 5:15?

But seriously, congrats to you.

Comment on For Father’s Day I Denounce My White Confederate Heritage by Margaret Buchanan

This is my Genealogical Record, too. William Richardson is my 5x great grandfather, thru daughter Emily married to John Ioor/Joor, on my mom’s southern side of the family. I wouldn’t ever flaunt that heritage, it is what it is, I can’t change it, ...

Comment on Kitchi Gammi Club improves its Lake Superior view by Paul Lundgren

Breaking historical news! … or more of a footnote: Although the formal opening of the club was on New Year’s Day of 1914, it did open to members on Dec. 22, 1913, as referenced in the story that appeared in the following day’s Duluth News Tribune...

Comment on Postcard from George A. Gray Company of Duluth by Paul Lundgren

Wahl’s closed in 1987. Maurices occupied the space from 1989 to 2016. The building was sold in April 2019 to 117 Investments, LLC of Minnetonka. I think Lake Superior Magazine’s office in the Skywalk falls inside this building, but I’m not really ...

Comment on Postcard from George A. Gray Company of Duluth by pats

This isn’t exactly related to the post, but this building became the Maurices headquarters before the new HQ was built on Fourth Avenue West and Superior Street. Does anyone know what’s in the Gary building now?

Comment on Mystery Photos #112-115: Wide Awake Studios by Mike Creger

To add to the oddity, and offer a clue if you can get a reverse directory from 1914, here’s a June 7, 1914, DNT classified ad:

For sale: A very intelligent parrot. 1 year old double yellow head. Call Wide Awake Studio, 10 E. Superior. Grand 311Y o...

Comment on The St. Louis River Estuary, Our Home by dw backstrom

Yes, thank you, this brought a tear to my eyes. When I left Morgan Park in 1970, as my Father was transferred to California, I left my St.Louis River playground, where in Riverside a 16 years old, could launch your 15 foot Alumina-Craft with a 7-1...

Comment on Mystery Photos #112-115: Wide Awake Studios by Mike Creger

I’m going to assume they had a lot of biz off the street, from the theater crowd.

Comment on For Father’s Day I Denounce My White Confederate Heritage by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

Sam -- Thanks for this. That is crazy about the Lincoln letter. It all boggles the mind. I don’t feel a sense of personal shame exactly — since I didn’t do anything personally — and yet, it all has everything to do with me, my identity, and being ...

Comment on For Father’s Day I Denounce My White Confederate Heritage by Sam Todd

I feel your shame, Jim. I found a copy of a letter written by an ancestor that has my exact full name. It was a letter written to Abraham Lincoln. The writer was asking to be forgiven for forsaking his American citizenship in the lead up to the Ci...

Comment on For Father’s Day I Denounce My White Confederate Heritage by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

Bill -- I appreciate your comments very much -- they add to the essay and I thank you. Speaking of genealogies, one of my aunts married a Nash from the south and all my cousins from that union are Nashes, perhaps there is some relation. Cheers