41st Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Today — Nov. 10, 2016 — is the 41st anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of its crew of 29 in a Lake Superior storm. Pictured above is the front page from the next day’s Duluth Herald. Here’s a video that includes marine radio traffic from the hours after the…
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Remembering The 1991 Halloween Blizzard

Today’s News Tribune contains a bunch of stories and photos on the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Halloween Blizzard that dumped 36.9 inches of snow on Duluth. You can find that anniversary coverage here. Here are a couple more items of interest, looking back at that historic storm: YouTube user “Evil Jeffy” uploaded a video containing…
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Listen To An Interview With The Last Surviving Union Civil War Veteran

Today (Aug. 2, 2016) is the 60th anniversary of the death of Albert Woolson, a Duluth resident who was the last surviving Union Civil War veteran. Woolson died in Duluth on Aug. 2, 1956, at the age of either 106 or 109 – depending on the source. A ceremony in his honor is planned for…
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A Key From The Past And A Look Back At Duluth’s Spalding Hotel

Thursday’s News Tribune has a story on a key from the Spalding Hotel – a downtown Duluth landmark demolished 53 years ago – turning up at the main post office this week. It’s been a few years since we shared old photos of the hotel on here, so it seemed like an opportune time to do…
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UMD Men’s Hockey Wins First National Title, 2011

Saturday – April 9, 2016 – marks the fifth anniversary of the Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team winning its first national title with an overtime victory against Michigan at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. UMD senior Kyle Schmidt of Hermantown scored the game-winning goal at 3:22 of the overtime period to give the Bulldogs…
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