Holy Family Catholic School Burns, 1992

December 15, 1992 Flames illuminate the sky above the former Holy Family Catholic School on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1992, as Duluth firefighters battle the blaze. The interior of the West End building was gutted by the fire. (Clara Wu / News-Tribune) Tears shed at landmark’s ruin By Laurie Hertzel and Susan Hogan/Albach, News-Tribune staff writers…
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Now Boarding At Gate 1… Duluth Airlines

As so often happens when scanning old newspapers on microfilm, I was looking for one thing today and came across something else more interesting. This time it was microfilm from March 17, 1946, and I stumbled across this ad: Duluth Airlines? I had never heard of that before. I searched online, and found this information…
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Coverage Of The Titanic Disaster

Top of the front page of the April 16, 1912, Duluth News Tribune with news of the sinking of the Titanic This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and over the next few days the Duluth News Tribune and www.duluthnewstribune.com will be running a lot of stories on Northland ties…
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Duluthians Of 1912 Find A Reason To Like Superior

I’m going through old papers from 1912 in advance of the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and stumbled across this editorial that ran in the News-Tribune on April 17, 1912. At that time the early rivalry and battles between Duluth and Superior – over the ship canal, etc. – still were in living…
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The Steepest Streets In Duluth

Looking out over downtown from atop Duluth’s steepest street – Fifth Avenue West, at its intersection with Sixth Street, April 2012. (Andrew Krueger / News Tribune) This blog chronicles many things that have changed in Duluth over the years, but here’s an entry on something that’s as much a topic of discussion today as it…
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