Superior’s Main Street And The Interstate Bridge

The News Tribune’s Eh? column posed a question to readers last week, wondering why the Main Streets in Duluth and Superior don’t seem all that “main.” I’m not sure how Duluth’s Main Street got its name – it’s over in West Duluth, south of I-35 – but I do know that Superior’s Main Street once…
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Gershgol’s Food Center, 1960

October 25, 1960 Gershgol’s Food Center, also known as Gershgol’s Economy Market, 125 W. First St. in downtown Duluth. (George Starkey / News-Tribune) According to articles in the News Tribune archives, Gershgol’s  had its start in 1918 or 1919, when I.E. Gershgol set up a tent on a lot at 125 W. First St. and…
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Lundahl’s Coffee Shop, 1988

April 25, 1988 Betty Crandall chats with Mark Manthey and his daughter Martinique, 5, at Lundahl’s Coffee Shop, 32 N. 21st Ave. W, in April 1988. (Steve Stearns / News-Tribune) Coffee’s on again at Lundahl’s By Ellen Smith, News-Tribune staff writer Just three months after a fire closed the doors temporarily, business at Lundahl’s Coffee…
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Thanks To All Who Bought Calendars!

Thanks to everyone who bought the 2011 calendars featuring photos from the News Tribune archives. The sale was a big success, and raised money for the Newspapers in Education program. If you still want a calendar, there are a few dozen left. You can buy them for $7 apiece by stopping in at the News…
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Best Of The Attic, Vol. 1

Next month will bring the third anniversary of the News Tribune Attic site. While I know some people have been with us since the very first posts (and thanks for your continued readership), many others started coming to the site somewhat later. I thought it might be good to highlight some “best of” posts from…
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