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Looking for a paleo baker in Duluth

I need a rich, delicious, paleo, local, homemade chocolate birthday cake in about a week.

Know anybody?

Searching for Oreck

My name is Steve Oreck and I am the great grandson of Louis Oreck. I am seeking information and items from my great grandfather’s store. Any help would be tremendously appreciated.

Average Duluth Sewer Bill

Hello several Duluthians who will read this,

How much is your average sewer bill from Comfort Systems? Specifically, on your bill, under “Charge Code,” then under “SEWER,” what is your average monthly charge for your average-sized house with four people?

Why do I ask? Because ours seems high, and I’m having issues accessing old bills.

With appreciation,

Vicarious

Seeking code info about garden sheds in Duluth

I’m building a garden shed/greenhouse … maybe. No foundation, no electricity. It might have a tiny wood stove. It might not.

I’ve been told in vague terms that as long as the floor is less than 120 square feet, the city doesn’t need to know about it.

Does anybody have any specific information, requirements or codes to reference?

Corner Stores on West Third Street in Duluth

Does anyone remember the two corner stores that were across from Bryant School on West Third Street? What were the names?

Sylvester’s Downtown Duluth Store

Something to keep your mind busy today … Does anybody remember a store in Downtown Duluth in the 1990s named Sylvester’s? What did they sell and where was it located?

Parking Structure, Michigan Avenue, US Bank

What did I miss? Why is the US Bank-labeled parking structure on Michigan Avenue in Duluth closed?

Coffee Micro-roasters in Duluth

Does anybody know of anyone roasting locally besides Duluth Coffee Company and Alakef?

Does anyone have any info on the pioneer behind the name of the Lester River?

My maiden name is Lester. Through the years we have been told of a great-great grandfather Albert Julius Lester, who fathered a son William O. Lester.

1970’s Duluth Radio

I believe WEBC had a slogan and I had won a T-shirt of this:

“WEBC blew the WAKX outta my ears”

I cannot seem to find any archives of this.

Any thoughts?

Duluth House Painter Recommendations

Jamie Ness, will your crew be ready by summer?

If not, does anyone have any recommendations? We need the exterior painted. Upper Chester/East Hillside. Please leave recommendations in the comments.

“Duluth” is a Small Drill-Hole on Mars?

Over the past few years Duluth has occasionally had colder temps than the temp measured on Mars on the same day. I have gleefully pointed this out to friends in the warm south when it happens.

But, if PDD covered this last year, I missed it — how a small test drill hole on Mars made by the Curiosity Rover get named “Duluth”?

Some Questions

What else is lurking out there in the cold water?

How long did these beams and logs and trunks float around the lake?

Where did they come from?

How can I transport them to Upper Chester? Helicopter?

Duluth Trunk Factory

I recently came across this footlocker-style trunk and inside it had a sticker from the Duluth Trunk Factory. I’m wondering if anyone knows the history of this particular company.

Old photos sleuths: where did I get these?

Photo sleuths: instead of figuring out the subject or date, I’m hoping one of you knows where I downloaded these photos, possibly 10 years ago. I’ve been searching for them online off and on for years, and my Google-fu is usually excellent, but I’m not having any luck with these.

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