Miller Hill Hardee’s Destroyed By Fire, 2001

July 8, 2001 Duluth firefighters battle a fire that destroyed the Hardee’s Restaurant near Miller Hill Mall on July 8, 2001. No one was injured in the fire, which a manager said started in an office. (Ann Arbor Miller / News Tribune) FIRE DESTROYS HARDEE’S BY MALL BLAZE ATTRACTS CROWD TO RESTAURANT NEAR MILLER HILL…
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Ideal Market Closes, 1999

January 17, 1999 Harvey Winthrop, owner of Ideal Market, gets a hug from longtime customer Lorraine Yagoda on Jan. 17, 1999, during a farewell gathering at the store. Founded in 1921, the store is the last of downtown Duluth’s full-service grocery stores to close its doors. (Renee Knoeber / News-Tribune) IDEAL MARKET CLOSES CUSTOMERS BID…
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Denfeld Drive-in Cleaners, 1961

April 28, 1961 Almost exactly 50 years ago, on April 28, 1961, the Duluth Herald ran this photo of the new Denfeld Drive-in Cleaners. The business hadn’t opened yet, as indicated by the unfinished front yard and drive-through lane. Despite the name, this particular business was not located near Denfeld High School. News Tribune files…
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Easter In The Twin Ports

It’s Easter weekend, so I thought I’d pull a few photos from the News Tribune files of Easters past. Enjoy… Sister Samuella and members of her first-grade class at Holy Rosary School display their Easter bonnets during a tour of the school on March 25, 1988. In this photo, they were visiting reading specialist Elaine…
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The Glory Days Of Smelting In Duluth

A crowd of about 400 smelters gathers for a small run at the mouth of the Lester River on April 25, 1986. (Steve Stearns / News-Tribune) Up until the 1980s, one of the biggest gatherings in Duluth each year was the annual spring smelt run along the shore of Lake Superior and local rivers feeding…
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