Remembering Chuck Curtis

March 22, 2002 Many of the photos in the News Tribune Attic are the work of Charles "Chuck" Curtis, who was a News Tribune photographer for nearly 50 years. He passed away six years ago; copied below is the story that ran in tribute to his many years spent chronicling Duluth and the Northland. Chuck…
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Movie Flashback: It’s Pat, 1994

1994 Saturday Night Live’s Julia Sweeney stars in Touchstone Pictures’ hilarious (their words, not mine) comedy "It’s Pat, The Movie." (Touchstone Pictures promotional photo) Here’s how the caption from another "It’s Pat" promo photo describes the movie, which was based on a recurring SNL character of indeterminate gender: "It’s Pat" is a chronicle of true…
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Grand Theatre

Date ??? Another uncaptioned photo from the attic… this one appears to show the final days of the Grand Theatre (on the original photo "Grand Theatre" is visible on the facade, way up at the top). The sign down near street level reads: "The Building Schedule for Demolition … City of Duluth Downtown Development Corporation."…
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Kenwood Hardware Closes

June 20, 1997 Roger Erickson of Kenwood Hardware helps Scott Welles of Duluth find a drill bit. Soon the store’s doors will be closed for good. (Dave Ballard / News Tribune) KENWOOD HARDWARE CLOSING PATRONS TO MISS 35 YEARS OF PERSONAL SERVICE By Paul Adams, News Tribune At the center of Kenwood Shopping Center, shelves…
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Hard Rock In Downtown Duluth, 1988

July 21, 1988 John Bizal and his distinctive T-shirt were on hand to catch a few rock bands as they slugged it out during a battle of the bands in front of the former Wahl’s Department Store during sidewalk days in downtown Duluth. (John Rott / News-Tribune)