High Quiz Bowl, 1980

May 25, 1980 Marsh Nelson hosts the High Quiz Bowl final between Duluth East and Duluth Cathedral in May 1980. (bob King / News-Tribune) BRAIN GAMES Competition in academics enjoys a local resurgence By Cynthia Hill of the News-Tribune staff A little youthful mischievousness added to the drama of Thursday’s finals of the high Quiz…
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A New Photo Of Slab Town And Below The Tracks

October 28, 1960 A few weeks ago I posted an article on the vanished Duluth neighborhoods of Slab Town and Below the Tracks, which were wiped out by construction of Interstate 35 and urban renewal projects in the 1960s and 1970s. One thing I lacked at the time was a photo giving a good overview…
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Bus Crashes Into Fourth Street Market, 1984

May 21, 1984   A school bus rests half inside the 4th Street Market on Monday after rolling backward a half-block down First Avenue East. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) BUS CRASHES INTO STORE AFTER LOSING BRAKES By Jack D. Shipley, News-Tribune staff writer A school bus carrying 44 elementary school children apparently lost its brakes…
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Neptune’s Kitchen, 1962

July 22, 1962 FISHIN’S FINE By Garth Germond, News-Tribune Fishin’s fine most anytime at one spot in Duluth. That’s in the new trout pond John H. (Red) Johnson has built behind his Neptune’s Kitchen seafood restaurant at 439 Lake Ave. South that he opened about a year ago. The pond bears a marked resemblance to…
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First Look At The Tunnel, 1989

November 21, 1989 Several hundred people gather in the new Interstate 35 tunnel in Duluth to attend the opening ceremony and get an up-close look at the structure. (Bob King / News-Tribune) Below are a few zoomed-in views of the people who gathered to see the then-new Interstate 35 tunnel in downtown Duluth; the tunnels…
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