Anniversary Of The 1991 Halloween Megastorm

At 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, 1991, Duluth residents continued to dig out from the storm on East Seventh Street. (Bob King / News-Tribune) NOTE: This post was compiled in 2011… This week is the 20th anniversary of the Halloween megastorm, which ranks among the most severe – if not the most severe –…
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20 Years Ago Today, Twins Won 1991 World Series Game 7

Minnesota Twins outfielder Kirby Puckett (left) celebrates with teammate Chili Davis after the Twins won the World Series at the Metrodome on Oct. 27, 1991. (AP photo / News Tribune files) It was 20 years ago today, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1991, when Jack Morris pitched 10 shutout innings and Gene Larkin’s 10th-inning hit drove in…
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Minnesota’s Last Party-line Phone System

January 19, 1975 Sigrid Gellerstedt mans the Cotton telephone exchange switchboard at her home in January 1975. (News-Tribune file photo) Operator rings for last time News-Tribune “Hello, Cotton…” Miss Sigrid Gellerstedt, chief operator of the Cotton telephone exchange, the last hand-crank system in the state, answered a call to her switchboard one afternoon last week.…
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Corner Of Superior And Lake, 1988

October 28, 1988 Dust rises from rubble dropped by the operator of a front-end loader during demolition of buildings at the corner of Superior Street and Lake Avenue on October 28, 1988, as seen from the Gardner Hotel. The vacant buildings were being removed to make way for a parking lot. (John Rott / News-Tribune)…
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Superior Shots From The ’60s

Here are a couple of photos of Superior from the 1960s from the News Tribune files; click on the photos for a larger view. First up is one from May 1965, of the new Montgomery Ward store on Tower Avenue: You can see the opening signs and some of the merchandise inside: Montgomery Ward isn’t…
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