Remembering Mike Colalillo, Medal Of Honor Recipient From Duluth

Sgt. Mike Colalillo of Duluth phones relatives in December 1945 with news that he’ll be meeting with President Truman later that month to receive the Medal of Honor. (News-Tribune file photo) Mike Colalillo, a World War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient from Duluth, died Friday at age 86. Here is the citation which accompanied…
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The History Of Kmart In Duluth

It was announced today the the Kmart in Duluth near the Miller Hill Mall is slated for closure. When it does close, it will mark the end of a more-than-36-year run for the store at its Mall Drive location. Kmart opened at that site in a new building on May 7, 1975. Here’s an article…
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Old Denfeld Sign At Old Laura MacArthur School

There’s been a discussion over on Perfect Duluth Day the past couple days about whether or not an old, engraved Denfeld High School might exist on the 56th Avenue West facade of the now-former Laura MacArthur Elementary School. That part of the old MacArthur (the new MacArthur opened this year) was Denfeld High School when…
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70th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack

Today, Dec. 7, 2011, is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II. It’s hard to believe that the youngest survivors of that fateful day are now in their late 80s, with most in their 90s. Here is an image of the front page…
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