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Comment on Trails, trails, trails. by Ian Koivisto

As for paving trails, you would basically need to start over from scratch. Even the smallest paver (that I know of) is about the size of a skid steer and weighs about 5 tons. I think there are only a few miles of trail that are even close to ac...

Comment on Postcard from Grandma’s Saloon & Deli by Andrew Tessier

Nice. I remember going to Grandma’s when it was not like another Applebees. It was reserved for big time celebrations. Second only to the Casa de Roma…

Comment on Trails, trails, trails. by mole Z

I would also consider myself an overweight man. I am not claiming to be 100 percent on track with a healthy diet but in the past five years I can say I am probably 80 percent. Around 10 years ago I noticed a bodily change that happens to many of u...

Comment on Trails, trails, trails. by mnbeerdrinker

As far as the trail situation in the MN River Valley, I think you only have part of it right. I live very close to part of the trail system, and use the trails frequently, for dog walking, exercise, and wildlife photography.

People don’t want to...

Comment on Trails, trails, trails. by Ethan Perry

You’re right that my staircase analogy doesn’t quite work. And I have no opinion on the particular trail in question. But the implications of a policy to withhold public funds from anything that is not universally accessible would be troubling. T...

Comment on Trails, trails, trails. by David Beard

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“By this logic no taxpayer money should go toward building or maintaining stairs in public buildings because some people can’t use them. ”

We require spaces in a public building to be accessible (ADA-compliant). I would not fund (and I don’t t...

Comment on Perfect Bakery: Duluth’s Best Bread by Paul Lundgren

Hellboy

And now Duluth’s Best Bread is endorsed by Germany’s number one arm wrestler, Matthias “Hellboy” Schlitte. Boom!

Comment on Trails, trails, trails. by Karasu

Pavement wouldn’t just feel less natural, it absolutely would be unnatural. Concrete and blacktop are not natural materials. Foot traffic is fairly natural. Animals create and follow trails. If we stop using unpaved trails, they’ll grow in within ...

Comment on Trails, trails, trails. by Ethan Perry

By this logic no taxpayer money should go toward building or maintaining stairs in public buildings because some people can’t use them. Of course making accessible trails is important, but not every public trail needs to be accessible to everybody...

Comment on Egg rolls and Empanadas and More, Down a Long Highway by toyota200x

Thank you for posting this. I am amazed that a store in this location is selling this type of food. Awesome!

Comment on Bent Paddle bends into Wisconsin by Paul Lundgren

Eight days later, Bent Paddle has announced it is “paddling” farther south into Wisconsin with another distribution partnership. Beechwood Sales and Service of New Berlin will delivery Bent Paddle products to 18 southwestern counties, including th...

Comment on Scooters in Duluth by JP Rennquist

When I was a kid we would occasionally ride on the back of my godfather’s Honda passport from downtown up to 7th Street. It was a little sluggish with a grown up and one kid on the back. Not sure how many CCs this was. BUT, I do kinda like this id...

Comment on Scooters in Duluth by Penny Lane

You should do it! My husband and I loved riding our scooters around Duluth. I got mine in 2008 I think, when gas was very expensive. I was going to grad school at UMD, and the scooter/motorcycle parking is awesome (close to the buildings and free)...

Comment on Mystery Photo #50: Children racing at Bayfront Park by Paul Lundgren

I didn’t realize Wednesday Night at the Races had been going on that long, but indeed the series was happening back in the 1990s. So that could be what we’re looking at here.

Comment on Mystery Photo #50: Children racing at Bayfront Park by Kate Kucinski

It could be Wednesday Night at the Races hosted by the Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma’s Marathon. Wednesday Night at the Races are free races for youth 14 and; under and are held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings in July and August. The...

Comment on Scooters in Duluth by Karasu

I was in the 150lb-range and had a 90cc motorcycle, and it was a real dog going up hills (it was so slow on the curve on Woodland going past Hartley, which doesn’t even seem that steep). I’d say with 49cc you’re either going to need the kind of eg...

Comment on Scooters in Duluth by Brian Barber

When I was a kid we had a Honda 70cc. (Previously mentioned on PDD here.)

I was tall but much lighter then, probably 180 or 190 lbs, and the 70cc struggled a bit getting me up the hills. It would make it in low gear, but that was a slow go.

Comment on PDD Quiz: Homegrown Band or Fairy Tale? by Paul Lundgren

Some settings appear to have changed or are not functioning properly on Qzzr, so the part at the end where an individual’s results are compared to everyone else’s is not showing the data … at least in some browsers. There’s nothing Perfect Duluth ...

Comment on Power to the Peeps by BadCat!

That is absolutely amazing!!!

Comment on Power to the Peeps by bhall

You go, girls! I’m going to check it out in person next time I stroll into Amity Coffee!

Comment on Power to the Peeps by GTR

I love it! Especially the Peep Peace sign.

Comment on Duluth Technical College baking classes TV commercial by Paul Lundgren

Lake Superior College’s retired communications department director, Gary Kruchowski, says that commercial was made before his time and he’s not familiar with it. Janet Blixt, LSC’s director of marketing and public relations says the college doesn’...

Comment on Power to the Peeps by kerc

Vote for these peeps in the St. Paul Pioneer Press contest. You’ll have to scroll down through the options to find it.

Comment on Costello Block rubble of 2007; Wieland Block of 2017 by GTR

That location had been repainted/reused at least a couple times. Zoom in on the Streetcar photo; it shows “Herald News Tribune” advertising in that spot; I saw somewhere else that this was originally a newspaper office.

Comment on Costello Block rubble of 2007; Wieland Block of 2017 by Paul Lundgren

The Grand Rapids Good Furniture

Here’s a closer look at the ghost sign, from a different photo. I believe the sign refers to the Grand Rapids Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Mich. … although there appear to have been other Grand Rapids Furniture Companies that tried to capit...

Comment on Set in Duluth, The Louie Show debuted 20 years ago by Joe Thornton

Oh my gosh! What a blast from the past. That was one of my all-time favorite interviews during my TV days. Louie was a kind and gracious guest. Very accommodating and we spent a lot of time talking that day via that archaic little TV set. Thanks f...

Comment on Costello Block rubble of 2007; Wieland Block of 2017 by DECk37

Bummed the ghost sign is gone. “The Grand Rapids Good Furniture,” any history behind it?