DECC Zamboni Driver, 1989

I had planned to take a few days off… but this nice tie-in appeared for Sunday’s front-page story on the 60th anniversary of the Zamboni. So, one more entry: November 5, 1989 Non-hockey playing celebrities at the DECC: Zamboni driver Walt Bruley gets some help from the Loon, a UMD mascot. (Steve Stearns / News-Tribune)…
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Freimuth’s Department Store Closes, 1961

October 18, 1961 Freimuth’s Department store at the corner of Superior Street and Lake Avenue in downtown Duluth, circa 1960. (News-Tribune file photo) Freimuth’s to quit business today Duluth Herald, October 18, 1961 Freimuth’s Department Store, Duluth’s oldest family-owned firm, will go out of business at 5:15 p.m. today. J.J. Mickelson, Minneapolis, court-appointed trustee of…
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Hey, They’re Stealing Ronald McDonald!, 1984

June 30, 1984   Ronald McDonald, a little worse for wear, lies Friday in the Duluth Police Department. The black smudges on Ronald are fingerprint powder. (Jack Rendulich / News-Tribune) MAC ATTACK All the King’s men break up bid to kidnap clown By Larry Oakes, News-Tribune staff writer McDonald’s and Burger King may be archrivals,…
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Wow! Video Of Full-length KBJR Newscast From 1975

Well, right after stumbling across the 1992 KDLH newscast clip in the previous post, I did a little more looking around YouTube and found these gems – three long clips that, together, appear to show a nearly complete KBJR-TV newscast from August 1975. Wow. What a lot of fun watching these – the old newscast…
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Video Clip Of 1992 KDLH Broadcast

I just discovered this clip on YouTube… it’s the closing couple minutes of a 1992 KDLH evening newscast. Stay tuned until the end, and you’ll hear the old KDLH theme music. When I was a kid in the 1980s and early 1990s, visiting my relatives in Hayward in the summer or at Birkie time, we’d…
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