Have You Seen The Milkman?

Does anyone remember a time when you didn’t have to go to the grocery store to get your milk? The milkman never brought milk jugs to my house, but I do remember the milk truck stopping at my grandparents’ farm when I was little. I liked to run to the end of the road to…
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Edgewater Before The Waterpark

The Edgewater East in 1971 looks quite different from the Edgewater Resort & Waterpark today. At this time, the Edgewater had about 80 rooms – before the 100-room south tower addition was added in 1990. (File  / News Tribune) There were some things missing from the Edgewater Resort and Waterpark about 40 years ago. First…
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Sculptor Created Visions Of Duluth In Ice

Austrian sculptor Engelbert Hattenberger with one of his ice creations in front of Duluth City Hall in January 1986. (File / News Tribune) The News Tribune received word recently that an old friend of Duluth has died. Engelbert Hattenberger, an Austrian ice carver who did work in Duluth and around the world, died July 17 in…
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Duluth’s Snow White Sold Groceries

The Snow White Food Center, at 2305 Woodland Ave., had been a grocery store for more than 100 years, opening as McGhie’s Grocery in 1887. In 1989, the market was owned and operated by Don and Mary Ellen Miller and their family. (1989 file / News Tribune) Chain supermarkets and 24-hour convenience stores seem to be the culprits…
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Dreamland And The Shish Ka Bar

Taking a walk through downtown Duluth, you get the feeling that many of its buildings would have long stories to tell. One of those historic tales might come from the old brick structure on the corner of Lake Avenue and First Street, which once housed the Dreamland Ballroom on its upper level. The ballroom sat…
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