It was reported Wednesday that longtime WDIO-TV anchorman Dennis Anderson plans to retire in the next few months.
I remember watching Dennis Anderson on the news as a kid, visiting relatives in the Hayward area in the 1980s. He was an institution even back then – and, of course, he was still anchoring the news when I moved to Duluth a few years back.
Over the past few years I’ve posted a few links to YouTube videos of vintage Duluth newscasts that include Dennis Anderson. Here is one:
And I thought I had posted a link to these clips in a previous post, but now I can’t find them. So, here they are again (in the second clip, Dennis Anderson appears briefly in the first commercial:
There was one more, of WDIO and KDLH newscasts following the 1988 fireworks explosion in Duluth, but apparently that video has been removed from YouTube.
As always, thanks to those who took the time to post those videos. And best wishes to Dennis Anderson, a Northland institution for decades, in his upcoming retirement.
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