Remembering Bruce Bennett

The late Bruce Bennett, a longtime Duluth News Tribune sports reporter, columnist and editor and Northland sports icon, will be honored later this week with induction into the University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame. Bennett was the subject of an Attic post back in the spring of 2008, marking the 10th anniversary of…
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Hockey Mystery Photo

Marti Wise of Maryland sent us this great old photo of a hockey team from Duluth’s West End, seeking information about the team and the players (click on the picture for a larger view): The first uniformed player on the left in the back row is Edward Olson, Marti’s husband’s grandfather. The second uniformed player…
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Pop Shoppe Pop Is Back In The Northland

One of the first News Tribune Attic posts, back in early 2008, included this 1977 photo of Central Entrance, which showed the Pop Shoppe: As I learned then, the Pop Shoppe was a retailer that sold returnable, refillable bottles of soda in several flavors; customers could mix and match their soda selections. You can find…
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A View From The Top Of The Duluth Incline

February 15, 1936 News Tribune reader Robert Johnsted Sr. sent us this picture a few years back for the old Then & Now column (he said we could keep it). It shows the view from the top of the Duluth Incline in February 1936. The incline railway at Seventh Avenue West, and closed just a…
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Downtown Duluth, 1961

August 10, 1961 This photo looks very familiar to me, but I don’t think I posted it with any previous entries. It was submitted by a News Tribune reader years ago, and shows downtown Duluth from the west in August 1961. As most of you probably can tell, the intersection at lower right is Superior…
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