I Need Your Help!

I’d like to post News Tribune file photos from concerts in Duluth, but I need some specific musicians to search for as I look in the archives. If you recall artists who played in Duluth – from the 1960s to the present – send me an e-mail or post a comment with their names. No guarantees on…
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Taking Down The Hotel Duluth Sign, 1980

February 26, 1980 Tom Kolb of Cloquet and Ray Campbell of Pike Lake take down the Hotel Duluth sign from the roof the building. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) The Hotel Duluth sign – a bright nighttime landmark in Duluth – was removed as the building was converted into apartments – it’s now known as Greysolon…
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Snowboarding’s Early Days, 1986

March 6, 1986 Jeff Tollefson of Duluth and his Burton snowboard at Chester Bowl, March 6, 1986. (Bob King / News Tribune) Snowboarding is a hugely popular winter sport today, but it wasn’t always that way. In March 1986, the photo above ran with an article (see below) that addressed the wariness of some ski…
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Movie Flashback: Caddyshack II, 1988

1988 Bushwood Country Club’s charity ball is invaded by the persistent gopher, Bushwood’s most annoying problem since divots, in Warner Bros.’ "Caddyshack II," the sequel to the 1980 hit comedy. (Warner Bros. promotional photo) Captain Tom Everett’s (Dan Aykroyd, left) search-and-destroy mission is interrupted by Ty Webb’s (Chevy Chase) search for his missing golf ball…
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Before Cub Foods And Shopko…

July 6, 1988 An aerial view looking out Miller Trunk Highway toward the Miller Hill Mall shows the Duluth Ready Mix site, at center. Kolar Buick is at the bottom of the picture. (Charles Curtis / News Tribune) This photo shows the site of what is now a major commercial development – Stone Ridge Shopping…
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