Grab A Broom, Go Play

It might seem inappropriate to start talking about winter when September has just begun, but the season is just around the corner. And what could be more fun than playing with brooms and a ball on a sheet of ice? That’s what Grandma’s Marathon organizers were thinking when they decided to branch out in 1984…
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Hey, Soup’s On!

It didn’t take long for one new sandwich and soup restaurant to become a downtown hot spot, according to a 1983 article about a little local eatery called Soup’s On. Logo on the storefront of Soup’s On at 232 West First St. in Duluth. (1985 file / News Tribune) The restaurant was open a mere…
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Free Falling In Canal Park

The Grandma’s Marathon finish line wasn’t the only attraction in Canal Park in 1992. Bungee Maxx Inc. also was in town with its 130-foot crane set up outside the Park Inn, which is now the Canal Park Lodge. Thrill-seekers could pay $75 to be strapped into an ankle harness, then free fall from a rubber…
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