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Comment on Great Lakes Trader arrives coated in ice by Paul Lundgren

And there’s also …

Freighter

Ice Coated Freighter After Stormy Voyage in Duluth-Superior Harbor
CAPTION: This interesting sight is not uncommon in early spring or late fall, when these large boats encounter rough weather on their trips across the Great Lak...

Comment on Selective Focus: Gallery of Duluth Mayor Portraits by Helmut Flaag

Meanwhile… outside the idyllic sanctuary of PDD, the world experienced a Category 11 Shitnami as Hurricane Orangey made landfall yesterday in the year of our lord January 20 2017- kickstarting the zombie apocalypse while demonstrating how America...

Comment on Selective Focus: Gallery of Duluth Mayor Portraits by TimK

We need a mayor who will hire Brian Barber for one of his signature portraits!

Comment on Selective Focus: Gallery of Duluth Mayor Portraits by Brian Barber

Doh! Time travelin’ politicians. Thanks for the heads up -- fixed it.

Comment on Selective Focus: Gallery of Duluth Mayor Portraits by TimK

Entries 15, 16 and 17 have the wrong years listed (off by a century, it appears).

Comment on Selective Focus: Gallery of Duluth Mayor Portraits by Ramos

Observations:

1) The first 19 mayors pictured sport facial hair.

2) The last 13 do not.

3) The cloud of green vapor emanating from Mayor Boo’s pipe is intriguing.

Comment on Mystery Photo #21: What was Cook’s Place? by Paul Lundgren

Crystal Terrace matchbook

Here’s a Crystal Terrace matchbook from the Duluth Matchbook Collection post. Apparently it was located at 508 W. Superior St.

What are old Duluth matchbooks worth? Almost nothing. There is someone out there somewhere who would pay a couple bucks...

Comment on Mystery Photo #21: What was Cook’s Place? by Cyndy Rogers

I found some matchbooks from the old Crystal Terrace. Can anyone tell me anything or give me a value? They are in unused perfect condition.

Comment on Upset Duluth by Paul Lundgren

trying not to be upset

People will take oath in Duluth on Inauguration Day
Photo by Clint Austin

This group is really focused on organizing a positive and upbeat event. Why do they look so upset?

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Ramos

Here’s another angle.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Ramos

Oh, all right. It’s that weird-looking wetlands restoration structure that’s been in the harbor for the last two years.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Ramos

He’s into heavy metal.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Helmut Flaag

Cute little fella. Looks like he’d rock harder than any local.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Ramos

He might be under the bridge next week, but not in this case.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by bhall

Is the kid under the lift bridge? The grate above his head looks like the “road” surface that makes that cool zhhrooossh-ing noise when you drive over it.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Ramos

Good guess, but this is not remnants or ruins. It is part of something contemporary that I would guess 99 percent of Duluthians have seen.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by kerc

Close! Old skating rinks at Lester, near Lester Amity chalet. I don’t have a great shot of the whole thing, but it’s pretty neat. Check it out if you get a chance. We didn’t build it, but it was a fun place to play.

Also go to the chalet on the ...

Comment on Where in Duluth? by bhall

Somewhere near the play area at Lester Park?

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Nick L

The decking and the steel breakwall make me think harbor side of the Aerial Lift Bridge, like it’s an old deck section cast aside.

Comment on Great Lakes Trader arrives coated in ice by Paul Lundgren

By the way, in case anyone thought ice-covered ships is a new thing.

Late Arrival

Never stops being awesome, though.

Comment on Fashion Wagon – Minnesota Woolen by Sandy Leeson

I also worked for Fashion Wagon in the 1960s. No one mentioned that Fashion Wagon marketed or advertised their product with free give away of clothing on the Queen for a Day game show.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by kerc

Geographically fairly close by, but not on Brighton Beach.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Paul Lundgren

A guess from Christian Anders Olsen on Facebook: Brighton Beach?

Comment on Where in Duluth? by kerc

it is the view through a structure, but not a bus shelter. Amazingly warm to lay down in this structure while the kiddos played nearby.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by TimK

It looks a little like the view through a bus shelter skylight.

Comment on PDD Quiz: Ringing in 2017 by TimK

This sounds like the STARS tests being cruelly assigned to children in public schools in an effort to destroy them. In essence, the questions cover material not yet taught in the classroom ostensibly to use as a base metric to measure against futu...

Comment on Where in Duluth? by Paul Lundgren

From inside the mouth of the Abominable Snowman?

Comment on PDD Quiz: Ringing in 2017 by vicarious

Just to clarify (and to reveal an answer to the quiz), Boreal will be a coffeeshop / juice and smoothie bar / Paleo bakery (little-to-no gluten and no refined sugar) / all-day cafe.

While the establishment will certainly serve raw and vegan items ...

Comment on PDD Herzog Zone by ElPete

Whether you like Helmut or not, the fact remains that he is a better writer than 90% of the folks on this site, including myself.

Comment on Bue headed to Taos, releasing EP in May by Jo Pyle

We live in Los Alamos an hour from Taos. Look us up if you need anything. We are moving to Duluth in June and would love to help a Duluthian if necessary.

Comment on Duluth Button Collection by Paul Lundgren

Lester Peterson Co Duluth

Lester Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal (referenced in the “Will Duluth see more mansions on the hill?” post.)