Mr. Steak, 1976

Nov. 16, 1976 This photo shows the Mr. Steak restaurant at 2120 London Road, where Burger King is located today. It looks like Burger King must have renovated, and not replaced, the old Mr. Steak building. The caption that ran with this photo said it the building cost $700,000 and had seating for 208 diners;…
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Farmer’s Market, 1966

April 14, 1966 Here is a view of the Duluth Farmer’s Market building at Third Street and 14th Avenue East from April 1966 – about the time it would have been starting up that year. If you drive past today, you’ll see that not much has changed at this site in the past 42 years. (News-Tribune…
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Doty Gives Up On The McQuade Safe Harbor, 2000

July 25, 2000 Rocks are piled at the site of the proposed McQuade Safe Harbor project along the North Shore northeast of Duluth in May 2002. (Renee Knoeber / News Tribune) DOTY GIVES UP ON MCQUADE PROJECT LEGISLATOR FEARS COUNCIL’S DECISION TO BLOCK LEASE COULD IMPERIL FUTURE REQUESTS FOR STATE MONEY NEWS TRIBUNE After years of supporting…
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Downtown Grand Marais, 1956

Jan. 31, 1956 There is no caption information on this photo other than the date, but it clearly shows downtown Grand Marais. Among the many recognizable buildings is Joynes Department Store, which looks pretty much the same 52 years later. Here is a close-up view:

Como Oil Explosion In Superior, 1998

July 21, 1998 A huge plume of black smoke was visible throughout the Twin Ports Monday following an explosion and fire at a maintenance facility for Como Oil in Superior. Despite the force of the blast that scattered debris all around, only three people were injured. (Bob King / News Tribune) SUPERIOR RESIDENTS EVACUATED AFTER…
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