Promoting New Duluth, 1890

From the archives of the Duluth News Tribune, this full-page ad from the Nov. 26, 1890 edition of the Duluth Daily Tribune (a forerunner of the DNT): An account of the brief life of the village of New Duluth can be found in the 1921 book “Duluth and St. Louis County, Minnesota: Their Story and…
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39th Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

The Edmund Fitzgerald on the St. Mary’s River near Sault Ste. Marie, May 1975. (Bob Campbell photo / News-Tribune files) Monday – Nov. 10, 2014 – is the 39th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in a massive storm on Lake Superior. The freighter’s crew of 29 men, including several from the Northland,…
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Haunted House In Duluth, 1902

In a town with as much history as Duluth, there are countless stories of ghosts and haunted houses. But most of those don’t make the newspaper. One that did was the case of “mysterious rappings” at a home in the Lincoln Park/West End neighborhood, in December 1902. As you can read below, the News Tribune…
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Duluth’s First Television Station, WFTV

I’m reposting some information I first shared here three years ago, about Duluth’s first television station, WFTV. Why? Because WFTV’s first home, the Palladio Building in downtown Duluth, is about to be razed to make way for the new Maurices corporate headquarters. You can read a story about the demolition here, and read much more…
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Bobby Aro, 1984

August 12, 1984 Bobby Aro: Old-time music like they love it By Bob Ashenmacher, News-Tribune & Herald Old-time music has a friend in Bobby Aro. He recorded his biggest personal hit, for instance, in his sauna. The song was “Highway No. 7.” Aro claims it has sold a million copies in the 26 years since…
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