At This Time Last Year…

March 1-2, 2007 One year ago, a blizzard hammered Duluth with 20+ inches of snow and winds in excess of 60 mph. Galleries of storm photos still are available at duluthnewstribune.com. Here are three photos I contributed to the DNT Web site during the blizzard – one from my walk to work along the Lakewalk…
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89-cent Gasoline

Oct. 31, 1986 Jack’s Mobil at the corner of 12th Avenue East and Fourth Street is selling unleaded and regular at the same price. (John Rott / News Tribune)

Driver’s Ed At Central High, 1971

June 22, 1971 Don Boudreau, assistant director of driving classes, directs students by walkie-talkie during a driver’s education class at the (new) Central High School in Duluth. (Duluth Herald photo)

The Magnolia Shoppe

Dec. 13, 2000 The Magnolia Shoppe has been a fixture on Grand Avenue since 1949. "Everyone has passed the Magnolia Shoppe at one time or another," former employee Deb Gergen said. "Prior to the freeway coming in, this was the main drag from the Twin Cities. And it was never a quick in-and-out kind of…
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Old Toy Department, Aisle 1

December 1963 It’s fun to look through old papers and see ads for toys you played with while growing up. We’ll post some of those old ads as a recurring feature of the News Tribune Attic, starting with….. Some of the toys featured in a Dec. 8, 1963, ad for the Giant Toyland Sale at…
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