Goodbye, Flame; Hello, Aquarium, 1998

June 30, 1998 The crowd attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the Great Lakes Aquarium watches the wrecking ball hit the former Flame Restaurant on Monday morning (June 29). Mayor Gary Doty was at the controls and hit the building twice with the 8,200-pound ball. The actual demolition of the building will begin today. (Bob King…
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New Home For KBJR, 1998

June 30, 1998 John Kaptonak of Mulcahy Inc. installs sheets of drywall to the ceiling of the main floor of the new KBJR-TV building in Canal Park on Jan. 27, 1999. This area will house the station’s studios. The station excercised an option to buy the building in June 1998. (Dave Ballard / News Tribune)…
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Downtown Steam Whistle, 1996

July 2, 1996 GET READY FOR SOUND OF WHISTLE Prepare for another historic sound from the harbor. On Wednesday, the City of Duluth will begin sounding a refurbished The city plans to sound the Three weeks ago, when the city conducted tests of the The The But it was turned off and lost decades ago…
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TV Flashback: Thirtysomething, 1988

June 14, 1988 Young and old, they play their parts in "thirtysomething" on the ABC Television Network, airing Tuesdays, 9-10 p.m. CT. They are (left to right) Jordana Shapiro, Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wettig, Luke Rossi, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Brittany Craven, Ken Olin, Melanie Mayron and Peter Horton. (ABC promotional photo)

Carlton, 1981

July 1981 Downtown Carlton, looking west, July 1981. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) This photo shows the main intersection in Carlton, looking West down Highway 210 toward Interstate 35. The bank on the far left with the corner clock is still there. It was the Carlton National Bank then; it’s a Wells Fargo bank now. Here…
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