TV Flashback: A Mustachioed Alex Trebek

1989 Alex Trebek, host of “Jeopardy!” (King World promotional photo) The “Jeopardy!” file also contained the photo below, showing six of the top 15 contestants from the 1987-88 season who were returning for the 1988 Tournament of Champions. If you had to pick one of these six as someone who did NOT win the tourney,…
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Saving Fitger’s From The Wrecking Ball

Feb. 22, 1976 The Fitger Brewing Co., 600 E. Superior St., Duluth, as seen on Sept. 28, 1972, a few days before it terminated brewing operations. (Duluth Herald photo) Fitgers fight comes to a head By John Krebs, News-Tribune A brewery that bailed Duluth out of its first unemployment crunch more than 100 years ago…
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26th Avenue East, Pre-freeway

April 25, 1989 This aerial view shows the intersection of London Road and 26th Avenue East, a few years before it became the northern terminus of Interstate 35. At the center of the photo is an Amoco station on the site of what is now a Holiday station. Next door is what appears to be…
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Mount Royal Streetscape, 1997

March 25, 1997 Businesses from grocery stores to gas stations cater to residents and motorists along Woodland Avenue. (Kathy Strauss / News Tribune)

‘Darn Good Cream Soda’ From Ely Bottling Works

As of this morning, the News Tribune Attic has passed 10,000 page views since it started in early February. Thanks to everyone who has visited the site, and thanks for all the comments and e-mails. I’ve been able to fill a few reader requests for photos of certain places or events; if you have any…
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